MARK LANEGAN SAYS THERE WON’T BE A LONG WAIT FOR THE FOLLOW-UP TO ‘BLUES FUNERAL’

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This was translated on the onewhiskey.com boards, so there may be some grammatical errors:

But all of [the collaborations] could not replace a solo output. With “Blues Funeral” the man with the innate blues now takes charge on his own again, and adds together all of the parts of his 25-year career to a new puzzle. “I’ve always done at all times, what appeared to me natural at a certain point of time,” says Lanegan, who looks clearly recovered after longtime drug excesses. “When I have enough songs that fit together somehow, I make a record out of it. But honestly, I was also craving for an own record again. After the last record I thought a break of one year may do good. Then I began with a collaboration, another one came up and so on. And suddenly, it’s been eight years. Until the next record it will not last as long again.”

UPDATE ON EDDIE VEDDER EUROPEAN TOUR RUMORS

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Ed Vedder solo tour in Europe & Italy? ~ As you might already know, insistent rumors have been circulating for the last few weeks about a possible Ed Vedder solo tour in Europe at the end of July. According to these rumors, Vedder should play at the Cavea in Rome on July 26 & 27 and at the Arena Civica in Milan on July 29 & 30. Confidential sources report that other locations are also in consideration. At the moment there is no official word on any of these shows, but we will update you with more details as they become available. Fingers crossed…

EDDIE VEDDER HELPS FUND MUSICAL & THEATER DEPARTMENT AT HIS OLD HIGH SCHOOL

Thanks to Riley for sending this exclusive story to GrungeReport.net:

Eddie Vedder went to my high school back in the ole’ days. And my school recently had a new and improved theater/musical department built and it was largely funded by Vedder. Tonight, we had a play and it was rumored he would show up. Unfortunately he had clashing plans. But his mother showed up, I felt kind of weirded out to meet her due to Ed’s past based on the song “Alive.” I am still hopeful for an appearance though because Eddie’s close friend came to the theater instead and I talked to him and he told me he might come and do a lil’ mini-concert to make up for his absence tonight. I thought this was relevant news to GrungeReport.net so ya fingers crossed on him coming.

SETLIST FROM SOUNDGARDEN’S SHOW IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

chelebanks posted the above photo from the show on instagram

GrungeReport.net’s exclusive setlist from Soundgarden’s show in Auckland, New Zealand at Big Day Out courtesy of Jimmy. It may be missing a song or two, but this is just about it.

January 20, 2012 Setlist:

1. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
2. Spoonman
3. Let Me Drown
4. Jesus Christ Pose
5. Outshined
6. Rusty Cage
7. Blow Up The Outside World
8. The Day I Tried To Live
9. My Wave
10. Ugly Truth
11. Fell On Black Days
12. Drawing Flies
13. Ty Cobb
14. Black Hole Sun
15. Room A Thousand Years Wide
16. Slaves and Bulldozers

BILLY CORGAN CALLS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE NEWT GINGRICH “INSANE”

Billy posted this video a few weeks ago on his Twitter, which seems to indicate that he might like Ron Paul (or at least sees that the media is biased against him). Billy’s political views over the years that he has expressed seem to be very independent minded, rather than leaning just right or left. Billy tweeted this about Newt Gingrich:

man cheats on wife, marries his mistress, runs for president and gets an ovation for being insane…only in amerisicka…

MATT SORUM SAYS SCOTT WEILAND IS NOT RETURNING TO VELVET REVOLVER, BAND TRYING OUT ENGLISH SINGER

Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum is doing a fan Q&A on musinq.net and commented on Velvet Revolver and Scott Weiland.

Q: Matt, thanks for answering me, it means a lot to me, I’m grinning from ear to ear. Velvet Revolver is looking for a singer?
A:yes we are trying out a guy from england now

Q: Matt is it at all possible to make another VR record with Scott. Without extensive 2-3 year tours that can lead to problems maybe tour for a few months. I don’t see why Scott can’t do both STP & VR and the rest of you can do your thing! Please comment..
A: you never know , scott is a great frontman its just hard to be on the road sometimes when things dont flow

COURTNEY LOVE WINS LAWSUIT AGAINST LANDLORD

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Courtney Love will NOT be evicted from her luxury Manhattan townhouse — TMZ has learned, a judge just tossed out the landlord’s case, because it turns out Courtney did exactly what a good tenant is supposed to do — pay her rent.

Courtney’s landlord filed the eviction lawsuit, claiming she owed $54,000 for 2 months of back rent. But the judge just ruled the landlord was way off base. Turns out the landlord and Courtney had made an agreement after the lease was signed that altered the payment schedule. Courtney was paying according to the new deal, but the landlord was trying to enforce the original one.

MIKE BYRNE, MICHAEL ANTHONY & DUFF MCKAGAN TO APPEAR AT NAMM THIS WEEKEND IN ANAHEIM

An exclusive source has indicated to GrungeReport.net that Smashing Pumpkins drummer Mike Byrne, former Van Halen/Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony, and former Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan will appear at NAMM in Anaheim, California this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center.

GrungeReport.net also reported in recent days that Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez, and Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo will appear at NAMM.