Here is video from the SWU Festival.  Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots were both playing, AIC drummer Sean Kinney pointed at one of the stages and said he wanted to play there. Jerry Cantrell told him STP were playing there, and Sean jokingly insisted he wanted to play on STP’s stage.  Jerry then said something about Scott Weiland’s dancing, Sean then started imitating Scott’s dance moves.  He then said Scott likes to boogie.   STP and AIC have played with each other several times, Jerry Cantrell joined STP on stage in 2001 to play “Got Me Wrong.”  In 2007 Scott Weiland performed “Angry Chair” with AIC.    Last year Jerry Cantrell played “Sex Type Thing” with STP a couple of times.

Click here to watch the video


Somebody on Twitter asked Billy Corgan why he didn’t attend the debut show of his own wrestling promotion Resistance Pro last night in Chicago (Billy is reportedly owner and creative director), he responded with this:

@lennydpocketqb @resistance_pro yeah, got this day job that gets in the way of my other endeavors/you might of heard of my band: pearl jam?

thanks to all the fans who came out to the first @RESISTANCE_Pro show. i was able to watch the whole show via skype from Prague. well done!

WWE announcer Jim Ross said this to Billy:

@lcegelski81 @smashingpumpkin @billy Billy us a valued friend of wife Jan & me. Truly a genius. #SauceIt

Billy responded with this:

@JRsBBQ thank you for the kind words JR…i send my best to you and your beautiful wife.

Here’s some video from the show:

Resistance Pro from Kyle LaMere on Vimeo.


Credit: Mr. Rocko and pineapplesandwaves from the Ten Club board

Main Set
1. Release
2. Last Exit
3. Severed Hand
4. Corduroy
5. Given To Fly
6. Brain of J
7. Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
8. Faithfull
9. Evenflow
10. Setting Forth
11. Unthought Known
12. Red Mosquito
13. Daughter
14. Of the Earth
15. Nothingman
16. Betterman
17. Porch

Encore 1
18. Just Breathe
19. Off He Goes
20. Do The Evolution
21. Black
22. Spin the Black Circle
23. The Fixer
24. Jeremy
25. Why Go

Encore 2
26. Ole
27. Last Kiss
28. Leash
29. Alive
30. Rockin’ in the Free World
31. Indifference
32. Yellow Ledbetter/Little Wing


Here’s an excerpt from Spinner‘s new interview with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

Talk about ‘Cleaning My Gun,’ which marks the first time it has appeared on an album.

I got a few songs like that over the years, in the last eight to 10 years of my career where the occasion didn’t arise to put it on anything. That song in particular I played live and kept doing it because of the response of the fans. I kept seeing it was sort of moving the needle a little bit with the audience.

It was based on the concept of this running joke that I used to have with a friend of mine when I used to work at a restaurant. It’s a joke about when somebody was feeling suicidal and went home and sort of pretended they’re cleaning their gun and blow their head off. It was a metaphor for somebody who was in a bad way or a bad mood or feeling depressed. I remembered that and felt it would be an interesting approach to writing a lament like that — somebody who was down and out, and in that mood without necessarily using those words, without spelling it out.


According to PearlJamOnline, Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam is featured on a cover of “Corrina, Corrina” with Pete Townshend from The Who on the new Bob Dylan covers album. Here is the tracklisting.

Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International Tracklist:

Disc 1
01. Raphael Saadiq – Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
02. Patti Smith – Drifter’s Escape
03. Rise Against – Ballad of Hollis Brown
04. Tom Morello The Nightwatchman – Blind Willie McTell
05. Pete Townshend – Corrina, Corrina
06. Bettye LaVette – Most of the Time
07. Charlie Winston – This Wheel’s On Fire
08. Diana Krall – Simple Twist of Fate
09. Brett Dennen – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
10. Mariachi El Bronx – Love Sick
11. Ziggy Marley – Blowin’ in the Wind
12. The Gaslight Anthem – Changing of the Guards
13. Silversun Pickups – Not Dark Yet
14. My Morning Jacket – You’re A Big Girl Now
15. The Airborne Toxic Event – Boots of Spanish Leather
16. Sting – Girl from the North Country
17. Mark Knopfler – Restless Farewell

Disc 2
01. Queens Of The Stone Age – Outlaw Blues
02. Lenny Kravitz – Rainy Day Woman # 12 & 35
03. Steve Earle & Lucia Micarelli – One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
04. Blake Mills – Heart Of Mine
05. Miley Cyrus – You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
06. Billy Bragg – Lay Down Your Weary Tune
07. Elvis Costello – License to Kill
08. Angelique Kidjo – Lay, Lady, Lay
09. Natasha Bedingfield – Ring Them Bells
10. Jackson Browne – Love Minus Zero/No Limit
11. Joan Baez – Seven Curses (Live)
12. The Belle Brigade – No Time To Think
13. Sugarland – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Live)
14. Jack’s Mannequin – Mr. Tambourine Man
15. Oren Lavie – 4th Time Around
16. Sussan Deyhim – All I Really Want To Do
17. Adele – Make You Feel My Love (Recorded Live at WXPN)

Disc 3
01. K’NAAN – With God On Our Side
02. Ximena Sariñana – I Want You
03. Neil Finn with Pajama Club – She Belongs to Me
04. Bryan Ferry – Bob Dylan’s Dream
05. Zee Avi – Tomorrow Is A Long Time
06. Carly Simon – Just Like a Woman
07. Flogging Molly – The Times They Are A-Changin’
08. Fistful Of Mercy – Buckets Of Rain
09. Joe Perry – Man Of Peace
10. Bad Religion – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
11. My Chemical Romance – Desolation Row (Live)
12. RedOne featuring Nabil Khayat – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
13. Paul Rodgers & Nils Lofgren – Abandoned Love
14. Darren Criss featuring Chuck Criss and Freelance Whales – New Morning
15. Cage the Elephant – The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
16. Band of Skulls – It Ain’t Me, Babe
17. Sinéad O’Connor – Property of Jesus
18. Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project – Shelter From The Storm
19. Ke$ha – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
20. Kronos Quartet – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Disc 4
01. Maroon 5 – I Shall Be Released
02. Carolina Chocolate Drops – Political World
03. Seal & Jeff Beck – Like A Rolling Stone
04. Taj Mahal – Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
05. Dierks Bentley – Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Live)
06. Mick Hucknall – One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
07. Thea Gilmore – I’ll Remember You
08. State Radio – John Brown
09. Dave Matthews Band – All Along the Watchtower (Live)
10. Michael Franti – Subterranean Homesick Blues
11. We Are Augustines – Mama, You Been On My Mind
12. Lucinda Williams – Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
13. Kris Kristofferson – Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
14. Eric Burdon – Gotta Serve Somebody
15. Evan Rachel Wood – I’d Have You Anytime
16. Marianne Faithfull – Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Live)
17. Pete Seeger – Forever Young
18. Bob Dylan – Chimes Of Freedom


Happy Thanksgiving! Since today is a day to be thankful, what are you thankful for right now in the world of Grunge? I think I did this last year too, but oh well. Are you thankful for Soundgarden making a new album? For Courtney Love’s nip slips? For Scott Weiland’s Christmas album?

I’m thankful that the majority of the bands covered on here are together. Next year should really be a fun year on with all of the new albums set for release.


Here is some new information on former Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan’s new album Blues Funeral.

Thanks to Borja:

‘Prior to the album, ‘The Gravediggers’ Song’ will be released as a 7” single backed with a new version of ‘Burning Jacob’s Ladder’, a song which briefly featured in a trailer for the Rage video game earlier in 2011. The 7” will be issued on coloured vinyl, and available from January 5th’.

According to Beggar’s Group Canada website tracklisting as follows:

1. The Gravedigger’s Song
2. Bleeding Muddy Water
3. Gray Goes Black
4. St. Louis Elegy
5. Riot In My House
6. Ode To Sad Disco
7. Phantasmagoria Blues
8. Quiver Syndrome
9. Harborview Hospital
10. Leviathan
11. Deep Black Vanishing Train
12. Tiny Grain Of Truth


Tour Dates:

November 29, 2011- New York, NY- PC Richard & Son Theater (Private Show) TICKETS
November 30, 2011- New York, NY- Irvine Plaza TICKETS
December 8, 2011- Santa Ana, CA- Galaxy Theater TICKETS
December 16, 2011- Huntington, NY- The Paramount TICKETS

I’ll be attending the Santa Ana show.

Here are two other possible shows, the Minneapolis show has been canceled reportedly due to a post on the venue’s site.  The Chicago show is iffy since tickets still haven’t been released:

December 5, 2011- Chicago, IL- Double Door
December 6, 2011- Minneapolis, MN- Varsity Theater


Here is an excerpt from‘s new article about Billy Corgan:

Corgan also spoke about his desperate state of mind during the album’s recording, revealing that he’d been plotting his own death for two months during the album’s creation.

He said of this: “I was suicidal, and I’d been plotting my own death for about two months, and if you’ve ever read anything about the warning signs of suicide one of them is you give away all your stuff, and I’d given away all my stuff, I gave away all my records, I started giving away my guitars. I was fantasising about my own death, I started thinking what my funeral would be like and what music would be played, I was at that level of insanity.”

Corgan also spoke about the fact that during the recording of the album, he would often overdub the parts his bandmates at the time D’Arcy Wretsky and James Iha had recorded in order to achieve the sound he wanted.

He said of this: “We rehearsed a lot, we worked together a lot, we argued about things other than music, we actually never argued about music. They believed in what the album represented, they actually really believed in the album, but the actual physical making of the record, they couldn’t live up to that level of scrutiny, they couldn’t live up to that level of pressure. It destroyed my health you know, it destroyed my relationships, I went out of my mind.”

WIN A FREE COPY OF SMASHING PUMPKINS’ SIAMESE DREAM REISSUE FROM GRUNGEREPORT.NET is giving away a FREE copy of the Smashing Pumpkins’ reissue of Siamese Dream, which is set to be released on November 29th in North America and December 5th internationally. The Pumpkins are also reissuing Gish. This contest is for the United States only, I’m sorry that our international readers can’t be part of it but that’s just the way it is.

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One of the Most Influential Albums of the 90’s

Remastered and Reissued for the First Time

* INCLUDES:Original Album Remastered With Reimagined Cover Art
* 17 Previously Unreleased or Alternative Versions of Siamese Dream Era Songs
* Previously Unreleased, Full Length DVD From The Metro 1993
* 13 Postcards Featuring Original Album Collages
* 24 Page Booklet Featuring Complete Lyrics, Unpublished Personal Photos, Liner Notes by David Wild, and Track-by-Track Annotations by Billy Corgan

Official site:


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Smashing Pumpkins Twitter:!/smashingpumpkin




Credit: USA Today

The acoustic approach: On the live album, fans will find covers of Led Zeppelin’s Thank You and John Lennon’s Imagine alongside renditions of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun and Audioslave’s Like a Stone, as well as Cornell’s most recent single, The Keeper, which he wrote for the Gerard Butler film Machine Gun Preacher. The inspiration for an acoustic tour started about four years ago. “I did an acoustic show in Stockholm that was recorded and I didn’t know it. By the time I got back to the U.S., it was playing on the radio and people were telling me that they wanted more of that from me,” he says. “I’d done a few one-off acoustics, but I could never get in the rhythm of it, so I decided to commit myself to a full tour. That experience so far has transcended all my expectations.”

Re-creating his classics: “Over the years, playing songs again and again revealed their potential in an acoustic setting,” he says. “During rehearsals, I don’t do vocal warm-ups, they don’t take me where I need to be before a show, so that’s how I came up with the unplugged versions of my rock songs. There are songs like Black Hole Sun that aren’t that much of a stretch, there are others that take a lot of performance before I find the right fit. Some songs I just gave up on, some I played 100 times (before I had) a revelation how to play them, and then there are some that I had never done live and I discover through rehearsal. I have such a wealth of material. This tour is really just scratching the surface of what’s possible.”