– The vintage tour van once driven by sludge metal legends the Melvins (which features artwork on the side that was hand-drawn by late Nirvana star Kurt Cobain) was finally sold at auction for just over $24,000. What a steal!
Just a few days after Lana Del Rey turned in a cover of Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ during a concert in Sydney, Australia (check it out here), Courtney Love took to Twitter to point out something to LDR that neither the she nor the rest of the general public reading Love’s tweets would really care to hear: that ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ is about Courtney Love’s vagina.
The Gaslight Anthem have released a video for the title track of their new album, ‘Handwritten,’ which drops tomorrow. The video for the disc’s first single ’45′ was released last month, and that clip was purely footage of the band rocking out at the legendary Stone Pony club in Asbury Park, N.J. The Kevin Slack-directed ‘Handwritten’ video, on th
All five members of Radiohead, the band’s crew and management joined hundred of other mourners at the Doncaster Minster church in Doncaster, England, for the funeral of drum tech Scott Johnson, who was killed when the stage collapsed prior to the band’s June 16 concert in Toronto. Members of Keane were also in attendance at the service, which featured an eulogy given by family friend Father David Dixon.
Who knew the front cover art of an album that’s nearly 20 years old could cause such a controversy? The Smashing Pumpkins made their mark on the alternative nation with 1993′s ‘Siamese Dream,’ and in addition to hits like ‘Today’ and ‘Cherub Rock,’ the album featured quite memorable cover art: two adorable little girls with cherub-like faces who looked enough alike to be considered twins.
The Smashing Pumpkins reportedly turned in a sprawling, 19-song set at the Rock in Rio festival on Saturday (May 25) in Lisbon, Portugal, which included covers of classics by rockers David Bowie and Kiss. During the gig, the Pumpkins also were able to reach back into the early part of their career, playing three songs from 1993′s ‘Siamese Dream’ (including singles ‘Cherub Rock’ and ‘Today’) and another five from 1995′s ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ (including hits ‘Bullet with Butterfly Wings,’ ‘1979’ and ‘Tonight, Tonight’).
Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following Friday’s (May 4) death of Beastie BoyAdam “MCA” Yauch, and bandmate Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz has been extremely moved by all of them. In an entry on the Beastie Boys’ blog posted Sunday night, Horovitz took time to show his appreciation to his friends and family during his time of mourning and thank everybody for all the respect shown to Yauch following the sad news of his passing after a three-year battle with cancer.
Pearl Jam celebrated a special anniversary in September when they rolled into Alpine Valley’s Music Theater in Wisconsin for their PJ20 festival, and now they have something special planned for needy children in the area. The band has pledged to donate $50,000 to Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that provides weekend meals for students who qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
Legendary producer Rick Rubin is known for his work on massively successful releases from the likes of Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Linkin Park, but Corey Taylor, whose Slipknot recorded their 2004 album ‘Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses)’ with Rubin, doesn’t exactly have a glowing review of the experience.
So you’ve listened to Mastodon’s albums, you’ve watched their videos and maybe you even own a ‘Crack the Skye’ T-shirt. But what can you expect if you’ve never actually seem them in their natural element, onstage under the lights, amps cranked and rocking out?
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