COURTNEY LOVE REACTS TO DAUGHTER FRANCES BEAN COBAIN’S ENGAGEMENT

This is from celebdirtylaundry.com. Keep in mind the story is based on hearsay, so you be the judge:

Apparently Courtney is concerned that Isaiah Silva, frontman for the Ramblers, is merely after Frances’ money. Frances has begun to inherit serious money from her dad’s estate and recently she bought a 1.9 million dollar home into which Silva promptly moved.

Chicago Sun-Times reports that an insider who witnessed and heard the call said: “Trust me, Courtney’s face was so contorted — she looked just like the wicked witch from ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ She just needed to have the green makeup!”

During that ugly mother-daughter phone chat (arranged only when Love fooled Cobain into thinking the call was coming from someone else), Frances was able to zing her mom about her own money problems — supposedly bringing up the lawsuit Jacob “the Jeweler” Arabo is considering over a $100,000 diamond necklace Love borrowed but has yet to return.

EXCLUSIVE: LISTEN TO COVER OF NIRVANA’S “FLOYD THE BARBER” BY NERD TABLE & FORMER NIRVANA DRUMMERS CROVER & BURCKHARD


Floyd The Barber (Nirvana cover) by Nerd Table featuring Dale Crover & Aaron Burckhard by grungereport

Thanks to Nerd Table lead singer Adam Casto for sending me this. This is a new cover of Nirvana’s “Floyd The Barber,” off of Nirvana’s debut album Bleach, recorded by Columbus, Ohio’s Nerd Table for their upcoming album Chasing The Bronco (due out tentatively in March 2012). The track features former Nirvana drummer Aaron Burckhard on drums and former Nirvana drummer/Melvins drummer Dale Crover on chorus vocals. The album cover art was done by Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets. The cover has a definite Grunge feel, the chorus with the layered vocals reminds me a bit of Alice In Chains. Go to nerdtableonline.com for more on Nerd Table.

Aaron Burckhard’s drum parts were recorded by Tad Doyle
Dale Crover was recorded by Toshi Kasai
The Nerd Table’s parts were recorded by Andy Sartain


Photo of Tad Doyle recording Aaron Burckhard’s drum track

CHRIS CORNELL TELLS FUNNY STORY ABOUT SOUNDGARDEN’S RUN IN WITH COPS DURING EARLY DAYS OF BAND

This is from NOLA.com‘s review of Soundgarden’s performance at the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans:

In his chattiest moment, Cornell explained why the “Louisiana DEA” was thanked in the credits of a Soundgarden album. In the early days of the band, the musicians were pulled over outside Lake Charles. A search of their van turned up a small amount of marijuana that belonged to a sound tech.

As a result, the officers confiscated the band’s money, i.e. the ticket and merchandise receipts for the tour thus far. “If you can die from stupidity, they died from that a long time ago,” Cornell stated of the investigating officers. A raging show that night at Tipitina’s, he continued, helped atone for the loss.

PAT SMEAR TALKS ABOUT REJOINING FOO FIGHTERS & NIRVANA UNPLUGGED



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“I wanted to do nothing, actually. I didn’t do other things. I just wanted to do nothing (and) I accomplished it for a really long time,” he says good-naturedly, before noting that he eventually realized how good he had it in the band. “I started missing it … when the next record came out. And then every time a new record would come out I would really miss it and I’d be like, ‘Aw I wish I played on that.’ So that’s how it started.”

He dipped his foot back in as an unofficial touring member of the band over the past five years also contributing some guitar to 2007’s Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace, but one again became a full-time Foo last year before the recording of Wasting Light
In some ways, it would seem the perfect record and the perfect time for Smear to rejoin the fold, considering it’s at-times heavy sound and the punk-like spirit. It was actually recorded in a garage with producer Butch Vig (Nevermind) and Smear’s guitar is allowed to roam freely, including on the gnarly first single White Limo, which was originally written for Echoes — at that time Smear knew it as Flagger, named after the Black Flack feel of the song — but was more suited for Light.

“I think I’m probably definitely better playing the hard rock kind of stuff,” says Smear, while admitting there are many casual Foo and Nirvana fans who may not know that. “I was laughing one day when … somebody was talking to me about the [Foo Fighters’ live acoustic] Skin and Bones DVD that they saw, and this was before we made the new record, and I was thinking, ‘Wow, I’m mostly probably known for Nirvana’s Unplugged and Foo Fighters’ Skin and Bones,’ ” he laughs.

“That’s so weird that there’s a lot of people that only know me with an acoustic guitar. It’s so rare. When we did the Skin and Bones tour I didn’t even own an acoustic guitar, I had to borrow one from my friend. I probably own 100 guitars and all of them are electric.

FRANCES BEAN COBAIN ENGAGED TO LA ROCKER

Credit: OC Weekly

Is Frances Bean Cobain engaged to local band The Rambles’ Isaiah Silva? According to various sources around town–and Facebook–yes. Sources say that the two, who have been dating for more than a year, changed their relationship status on the social networking site to engaged a few weeks ago. Although they just as quickly changed it back, the couple, who use fake names on Facebook (Frances Rachel Leigh Cook for her, Isaiah David Berkowitz-Cusack for him), allude to the engagement in various posts, such as the screenshot above, which shows Cobain saying, “Getting to spend the rest of my life loving my best friend makes me the luckiest woman in the world.”


BILLY CORGAN TO TAKE OVER SIRIUSXM RADIO

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While Billy Corgan was in New York on Oct 18th, he dropped in at SiriusXM to apparently record a 1hr show on Lithium. According to SiriusXM, Billy will take charge of the Lithium station and play tracks from Gish and Siamese Dream and play music that inspired him during the creation of the two albums. He’ll also be talking about the reissues’ bonus tracks and Oceania.

The program is scheduled to air on Fri. Oct. 28 6 pm ET, Sat. Oct. 29 12 pm ET, Sun Oct. 30 9 pm ET, Mon. Oct. 31 6 am ET, Mon. Oct. 31 12 pm ET, Mon. Oct. 31 6 pm ET & Tuesday Nov. 1 12 am ET.

SCREAMING TREES GUITARIST GARY LEE CONNER RELEASES NEW MUSIC

Thanks to Van Conner for letting me know about this. Gary Lee Conner, the former guitarist of the Screaming Trees, is releasing new music under the Microdot Gnome pseudonym on Van’s Strange Earth Records. Here are two new songs from the project:


“Low Flying Bird” definitely has that classic rock Screaming Trees vibe, the guitar tone sounds like where you might expect the Trees to have gone after Last Words.  “Julian Hades” goes a bit away from the Trees type darker sound, with a big influence from the poppy 60’s rock of The Beatles/Simon and Garfunkel/The Beach Boys with piano and other keys apparent in the song.  The melody is very soothing, Conner sounds straight out of the 60’s.  This sound really expands on stuff like “Sworn and Broken” where you saw the Trees go into a mellower/poppier direction. Definitely a must listen for Screaming Trees fans.

Release Information:

The Microdot Gnome Single

Track 1 – “Low Flying Bird”

Track 2 – “Julian Hades”

Recorded in San Angelo Texas USA 2011 – Engineered and Produced by Gary Lee Conner

Label: Strange Earth Records

Band: Gary Lee Conner (all instruments and vocals)

Bio:

After ten years of shaking the corporate rock slime from his boots, former Screaming Trees guitarist Gary Lee Conner has emerged unfazed on the other side and is ready to throttle this spooky action known as the Microdot Gnome to the ends of eternity. Now holed up on a small compound in central Texas, Gary Lee began to revisit the mind-bending rock that made him well known around the world in Screaming Trees. In addition to showing off his guitar work, Gary Lee has added mellotron, harpsichord and brass instruments create a soundscape that may at times seem reminiscent of the Screaming Trees 1996 release Dust. The Microdot Gnome first signaled their existence in 2010 with the self-released album 4D Sugarcubes, and now here on Strange Earth Records the Microdot Gnome is embarking on a journey through the light years towards a time all its own. Come on along for the ride.

Stars are born and die. Strange forms of life emerge. Time and space bend back upon themselves. In quasar-like experiments super intelligent races evolve new universes and turn their backs upon the old. In this fusion of infinite past, present and future you will come upon the MICRODOT GNOME.

SCOTT WEILAND TALKS ABOUT THE POSTPONEMENT OF LAST MONTH’S STP TOUR

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An American Stone Temple Pilots tour was postponed last month due to Weiland’s continuing throat problems. “My voice was shot,” Weiland says. “I’ve been on the road nonstop ever since I got in with Velvet Revolver. We over-toured this last STP record. Sometimes it begins to feel like you’re punching a clock. A lot of times I told them that we had to stop because my voice was giving out. Finally, an ear, nose and throat specialist put a camera down my throat. One of my vocal chords was strong – like overly strong – but the other one was very weak. He was afraid that I was going to do irreparable harm.”

Weiland finds the whole situation very frustrating. “This isn’t about any finger pointing, but there was a lack of communication,” he says. “Things slip by and they slip through the cracks, and that can’t happen. There would be no Christmas record and no STP records or concerts if my voice was destroyed.”

Weiland also stated in the interview that he plans to take a break following the Christmas and STP tours.

SETLIST FROM LAST NIGHT’S SOUNDGARDEN SHOW IN GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS

Setlist:
1. Searching with My Good Eye Closed
2. Spoonman
3. Gun
4. Jesus Christ Pose
5. Blow Up the Outside World
6. The Day I Tried to Live
7. My Wave
8. Burden in My Hand
9. Ugly Truth
10. Fell on Black Days
11. Hunted Down
12. Drawing Flies
13. Black Hole Sun
14. Outshined
15. Rusty Cage
16. Head Down
17. Pretty Noose
18. Superunknown
19. 4th of July

Encore
20. Room a Thousand Years Wide
21. Beyond the Wheel
22. Slaves and Bulldozers

DUFF MCKAGAN SAYS HE FEELS SORRY FOR SCOTT WEILAND

Ex-Velvet Revolver/Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan discussed Scott Weiland in a new interview with The Huffington Post.

The Huffington Post: Any chance for a Velvet Revolver reunion?

Duff: We’ll see. We didn’t call it a day. I don’t think we’ll ever do anything with Scott. I love that guy but I feel sorry for him.

Velvet Revolver disbanded in 2008 after splitting with frontman Scott Weiland, who re-joined STP. The band have tried to find a new singer but have been unsuccessful, leaving the band inactive.

Also in Scott Weiland news, today is the legendary Stone Temple Pilots singer’s 44th birthday. Happy birthday Scott!

EDDIE VEDDER SAYS PEARL JAM CONSIDERED BREAKING UP AFTER ROSKILDE TRAGEDY

This is from the new issue of Q magazine.

Q: Did any of you think Roskilde might spell the end for the band?

Eddie Vedder: If I remember correctly, I think Stone was the one who maybe thought we shouldn’t continue. I think if it was an issue that went right to us, or something we did, or our security or whatever, then that would’ve been harder, I don’t know if we’d have been able to keep going. But there was kind of nothing we could’ve done about it. I’m also grateful to Pete [Townshend] and Roger [Daltrey] and Tom Waits, the people that reached out, cos I was in a fuckin’ foetal position the day after.