Chris M. Junior
How Moody Was Kurt Cobain When Nirvana Recorded ‘Nevermind?’
As the release date gets closer for the 20th-anniversary editions of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind,’ some of the album’s key figures have been sharing their memories about the sessions and the band’s frontman, Kurt Cobain. Producer Butch Vig admits not knowing how to deal with Cobain’s mood swings when the band was recording demos of ‘Lithium’ and other eventual ‘Nevermind’ tracks at Vig’s Wisconsin studio
Pearl Jam’s ‘Twenty’ Soundtrack Will Include Second Disc of Rarities
Pearl Jam opened its extensive video vaults for ‘Pearl Jam Twenty,’ and the band has done the same with its audio collection for the documentary’s soundtrack. Not only will it contain 14 concert, TV and radio performances that are connected with the forthcoming film, the ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ soundtrack also comes with a second disc of demos and other live recordings that covers PJ’s two decade histo
Mick Jagger Thinks Rolling Stones Fans Will ‘Relate’ to His New Band, SuperHeavy
Mick Jagger says there is a wide mix of music on the upcoming debut by SuperHeavy, his new supergroup with singer/guitarist Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame, plus singers Joss Stone and Damian Marley and composer AR Rahman. “It’s very approachable,” Jagger says. “If you’re a Rolling Stones fan, there’s definitely stuff you can relate to.” The reggae-flavored ‘Miracle Worker’ is the first single, an
New 38 Special Concert Album, ‘Live From Texas,’ Arrives in Late August
It’s been 30 years since 38 Special first cracked the top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with the driving ‘Hold on Loosely.’ A concert version of that song — plus 14 others from the Southern rock band’s deep catalog — is included on ‘Live From Texas,’ a new album due at the end of August. We are also giving away free tickets to see 38 Special in concert. Hurry because the contest entry ends at 11
Motley Crue Tribute Includes Jack Daniel’s Bottles to Raise Money for Charity
Through the years, Motley Crue has spent a lot of time rocking Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif., with the legendary Whisky A Go-Go club among its many haunts. So if any band deserves to be honored at the 2011 Sunset Strip Music Festival, it’s the Crue. The tribute, set for Aug. 18, is going to involve real whiskey: special-edition bottles of Jack Daniel’s, with proceeds going to a charit
Former Coheed and Cambria Bassist Michael Todd Indicted in Massachusetts
It’s gone from bad to worse for ex-Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd. A grand jury in Massachusetts’ Bristol County has indicted Todd, who was arrested in July for allegedly robbing a Walgreens in Attleboro just hours before his then-band was to open for Soundgarden in nearby Mansfield.
A Cancer-Free Tom Hamilton Is Ready to Tour with Aerosmith
Tom Hamilton will be back in the proverbial saddle this fall when Aerosmith tours South America, Mexico and Japan. But life in recent years has been anything but the same old song and dance for the tall, blond bassist, who is currently cancer-free thanks to a radical — and somewhat risky — treatment method.
Six Def Leppard Songs Coming to Rock Band on Tuesday
Five signature Def Leppard songs — plus a new tune by the band — have been packaged for Rock Band and can be downloaded starting Aug. 9. This six-pack collection is both a score for Rock Band and a first for Def Leppard, one of the most requested bands in the history of the music video game series.
Fuse TV to Air a Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert Same Day Their New Album Comes Out
Aug. 30 was already going to be a big day for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Thanks to a little help from Fuse TV, it’s going to be even bigger. To coincide with the release of the band’s new album, ‘I’m With You,’ on that Tuesday, Fuse will air a Chili Peppers concert from the legendary Roxy Theatre at 9 p.m. ET. The band’s Roxy show i ...
Rush Drummer Neil Peart’s New DVD Sheds Light on His Distinct Playing Style
Musicians know that the Rush catalog is loaded with Neil Peart’s distinct, intricate drum work. Aspiring percussionists can get an inside look at the master’s approach via his new instructional DVD, which is scheduled for an Oct. 14 release.
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons to Cover Early History of Kiss in Upcoming Book
Who better to tell the story of Kiss‘ early years than the two members who have been with the band for its entire run? Guitarist Paul Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons are working with journalist Ken Sharp on a forthcoming book titled ‘Nothin’ to Lose,’ which chronicles the band’s birth through the success of the double-disc concert collection ‘Alive.’
Classic Ford Model T Once Owned by Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham Is on the Market
In the 1976 film ‘The Song Remains the Same,’ the four members of Led Zeppelin each had scenes showing them outside of the rock ‘n’ roll realm. Drummer John Bonham, an avid car collector, can be seen driving a 1915 Ford Model T — and that very vehicle can now be had, its current owner says.