GRUNGEREPORT.NET’S REVIEW OF CLIP OF NEW SOUNDGARDEN SONG “LIVE TO RISE”

The “Live To Rise” clip is very promising, reminds me of Louder Than Love era Soundgarden and the first Audioslave album. Also Black Sabbath obviously. I’m curious if this is a cut written for the new album, or specifically for the film. Alice In Chains had Would on the Singles soundtrack before it came out on Dirt, so it could be a situation similar to that.

The Avengers soundtrack will be released on May 1st, but I am sure we will hear this song in a week or two since I’d imagine it will get released to radio.

GRUNGEREPORT.NET TO RELEASE SIX PART ‘REMEMBERING LAYNE STALEY’ RETROSPECTIVE

GrungeReport.net writer David Bronstein is writing a six part retrospective on Layne Staley ‘Remembering Layne Staley’ to mark the 10th anniversary of Layne’s death, which is April 5th. The first part will be released tomorrow, with new parts being released every few days up until April 5th.  Here are the parts and tentative titles.

PART 1: EARLY DAYS & OPENING FOR MOTHER LOVE BONE
PART 2: CLASH OF THE TITANS TOUR
PART 3: SAP SESSIONS
PART 4: LOLLAPALOOZA
PART 5: MAD SEASON
PART 6: THE FINAL SHOW

CHRIS CORNELL TALKS ABOUT DRUG USE IN ROCK & ROLL

Since news is pretty dry, here’s another excerpt from Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s new interview with Details magazine.

Q: After Soundgarden broke up, you were a pretty serious substance abuser. What was your drug of choice?
A: When I transitioned into adulthood – High-stakes emotional responsibilities – I did everything I could to get my hands on. It happened without me really noticing it. The thing is, when you pick up the pipe for the 1st time, you don’t know that that’s your fate. The moment isn’t that dramatic. And then that was it – I didn’t want to care anymore.

Q: No offense, but why are grunge bands’ drug stories so much more depressing than the 70′s rock gods?
A: Right? Those bands somehow had the ability to be completely fucked up all the time and still function. They could play an amazing guitar solo even though they could barely walk. The 80′s killed that – everyone was doing coke. If you see interviews w/ some of the stars of MTV’s early years, those guys look WORKED OVER. Duran Duran? They went through hell too.

SETLIST FROM MARK LANEGAN’S SHOW IN ESTRAGON, BOLOGNA

Estragon, Bologna Setlist:

The Gravedigger’s Song
Sleep With Me
Hit The City
Wedding Dress
One Way Street
Resurrection Song
Wish You Well
Gray Goes Black
Crawlspace
Bleeding Muddy Watter
Quiver Syndrome
One Hundred Days
Creeping Coastline Of Lights
Riot In My House
Ode To Sad Disco
St. Louis Elegy
Tiny Grain of Truth

Encore:
When Your Number Isn’t Up
Pendulum
Harborview Hospital
Methamphetamine Blues

FORMER HOLE DRUMMER PATTY SCHEMEL SAYS KURT COBAIN HELPED GAY MUSICIANS

Credit: Advocate.com

While discussing the male-dominated grunge scene of the early 1990s, Schemel suggests it all changed when Nirvana gained popularity. “When Kurt [Cobain] came along, he said — through his music and the way he spoke about things — that freaks are cool,” she says. “He said that being gay is cool, and that made the climate even better for us.”

CHRIS CORNELL SAYS YOU CAN’T BE POPULAR AS A TEENAGER & BECOME A ROCK STAR

Here’s an excerpt from Details magazine’s new interview with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

Q: If you’d already been a ladies’ man, maybe you wouldn’t have had a problem with [meeting girls].
A: But someone who’s already popular wouldn’t become a rock star. If you have success as a youth- for example, you’re great at baseball-you don’t have the time or inclination to be off in a corner. And I think the off-in-a-corner part, where nobody’s paying attention to you, is crucial.

FANS PLANNING ‘SING FOR LAYNE’ EVENT ON 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF LAYNE STALEY’S DEATH

Thanks to Susan:
He sang for us, now we will sing for him.
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Haunting. Affecting. Raw. Honest.

Layne Staley gave us his words and his voice; a voice that cut through the soul of a generation.

It will be ten years since his passing and on the eve of this anniversary we are calling for all fans, new and old, to sing back to the man that gave us his everything.

Please LIKE our official Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter; there will be more details to come.

Then, on April 5th, 2012 at 9:00PM EST, log in and sing with us LIVE here at SingForLayne.com

He sang for us, now we will sing for him.

Get the word out there. Don’t just tell 1 friend; tell 1000.

“How do I participate?”
Simple enough, just show up here at 9:00PM EST on April 5th and sing with us. We’ll be broadcasting live via webcam. We’ll also have a limited number of webcams available for those who’d like to broadcast alongside us.

LIST OF UPCOMING GRUNGE RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES

Thanks to Brian:

Record Store Day is April 21 and will feature these grunge related items:

Gruntruck: 3 Song EP CD (500 copies), long out of print “Shot EP”
originally released in 1996.

Eddie Vedder: Love Boat Captain / Wishlist 7 inch (1500 copies)
recorded live from July 2, 2011 Minneapolis.

Mike McCready & Star Anna: Keep On / Call Your Girlfriend 7 inch (300 copies)

Po & The 4 Fathers: Kingdom Come (vocals by Eddie Vedder) / Do Da
(guitar by Stone Gossard) 7 inch (600 copies)

Brad: Waters Deep / Pressure Is On, Transparent 7 inch (1000 copies),
b-sides from their upcoming album.

Willie Nelson: 3 Song EP CD featuring Just Breathe (Pearl Jam Cover)

Amanda Palmer: Polly 7 inch (Nirvana Cover)

Complete list of Record Store Day releases so far:
http://new-vinyl.blogspot.com/2012/02/record-store-day-5-april-21-2012-rsd12.html

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS NOT CURRENTLY WORKING ON NEW ALBUM, PLANNING CORE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The Rat’s brief interview with Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo is now up on their website.

When asked about new STP music coming Dean said, “Possibly, we’re just kind of enjoying home life right now and enjoying our kids.”

When asked about Core‘s 20th anniversary, ““Scott and I were just talking a couple of weeks ago, and we’d like to go out there and perform [Core] in its entirety.”  He also joked that an STP coffee table book might have some incriminating photos.

Very disappointing that the band are discussing a cash grab nostalgia tour over a new album right now. I’m sure we’ll get one at some point, but STP have basically played all of Core live since 2008 outside of Where The River Goes and Naked Sunday. I completely welcome the band celebrating Core’s 20th anniversary, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of new music.

ALICE IN CHAINS TO PERFORM AT MUSICARES BENEFIT SHOW, JERRY CANTRELL TO BE HONORED

Thanks to Brian for letting me know about this.

Jerry Cantrell will be honored at MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Show in Los Angeles on May 31st according to Blabbermouth.  He’ll be receiving the Stevie Ray Vaughn Award, and Alice In Chains will perform.  The show will take place at Club Nokia, and will be AIC’s first performance of 2012.

“From what I’ve seen, addiction can be an occupational hazard in the music business and I know firsthand how the MusiCares MAP Fund helps artists and members of the music community find the resources for recovery,” said Cantrell. “I’ve been a supporter for a long time, and I’m proud to help raise awareness and funds so this organization can continue to save lives.”