MARILYN MANSON TALKS TRENT REZNOR: “NO BAD FEELINGS”

Shock rock superstar Marilyn Manson recently sat down with azcentral.com, and amongst a lot of other topics, spoke a bit about Trent Reznor. Here’s what Manson had to say:

Q: So there are no issues releasing the box set through Interscope Records or Trent Reznor?
A: No. That part of the whole record deal on our end is through. The only unfortunate part of that is that some of the mixes have been destroyed. But he didn’t destroy the mixes I care about. I don’t have any bad feelings towards him. I really don’t. He helped put me out into the world and I went my way and whatever happened happened. I don’t think you should go back and fix things that have already been done anyway.
Q: So if you ran into Trent Reznor today, there would be no ill feelings?
A: No. I don’t think there is tension. I don’t think we ever really had a lot in common. We had a certain sense of humor in common. He was always more of the jock and I was more of the burnout.

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COURTNEY LOVE ATTENDS MET GALA OPERA, RECALLS “GRAND GESTURES” SHE’S MADE

Courtney Love was spotted out and about yesterday attending the Metropolitan Opera’s opening season performance of L’Elisir D’Amore, which translates to the “Exilir of Love”. She was then asked about any grand romantic gestures she’s made, and Love had quite a lot to say, according to this report from Vanity Fair.

“Grand gestures . . . So many, god,” she said. “You know, I think when I die, I’ll pass an elevator shaft with all my grand gestures piled up, plus all my loose change, rubies, diamonds, hundred-dollar bills I’ve lost,” she said. “When we die, all our stuff that’s lost, you know, it’s all going to be there. Plus all your grand gestures.”

Love also detailed once flying on a private jet to see somebody, doing so, and then flying right back, because apparently she’s “not that rich”.

JAMES IHA SAYS BILLY CORGAN NEVER APPROACHED HIM TO PARTICIPATE IN SMASHING PUMPKINS REUNION

For years James Iha has been tight lipped about The Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion/resurrection and why he did not take part in it. Billy Corgan claimed in 2007 (here is video proof) that he offered James Iha and D’arcy Wretzky the chance to take part in the reunion but that they turned down the offer.  Iha has finally revealed his side of the story in a new interview with ConsequenceofSound.

In August 2003, you were talking about similarities between A Perfect Circle and the Pumpkins. With regards to the Pumpkins, you said, “We were a great band. I have no idea if we’ll ever get back together.” Then, five years later, Corgan revived the name, and he said that he opened the door for you but that you said you didn’t want to come back. I’m just asking what stopped you from returning…

The quote from five years ago… I was never approached by the band or Billy about returning to the band. That never happened. The Perfect Circle quote, I don’t know the context or what the question was. It’s hard to say without reading the interview. I imagine I was talking about how both of the bands have a heaviness, that big sound, and there’s a lot of drama in the music. I don’t know why I said I don’t know if it’ll ever happen.

COULD SOUNDGARDEN’S BEEN AWAY TOO LONG DEBUT ON RADIO TODAY?

Take it with a huge grain of salt, but Radio 1, a website that has a list of forthcoming radio singles and their release date, has Soundgarden’s Been Away Too Long listed under their new singles set for release on September 25th.  I doubt this though, since no stations have announced that they will be playing the song today.  Last Wednesday there had actually been multiple stations who had said they would debut the song that day.  So I guess keep your eyes peeled today, but definitely don’t get your hopes up.  Regardless, we’ll have the song on Thursday no matter what.

PIXIES FRONTMAN BLACK FRANCIS RELEASES COVER OF THE PLUGZ’ EL CLAVO Y LA CRUZ

A Tribute To Repo Man, a new tribute album to the 1984 cult classic “Repo Man” written & directed by Alex Cox and featuring Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez, was released last week. The original soundtrack celebrated the southern California punk movement of the late 70’s/early 80’s with bands Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, The Plugz, and Iggy Pop. Pixies frontman Black Francis/Frank Black covers The Plugz’ El Clavo Y La Cruz. You can listen to a clip on Amazon and buy the song.

NIRVANA’S ‘NEVERMIND’ AND RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ ‘BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK’ TURN 21 TODAY


Flea and Kurt Cobain, September 9, 1992 (Photo by: Kevin Mazur/London Features)

On September 24, 1991, Nirvana released their second album, Nevermind, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers released their fifth album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The two albums are considered to be vital to the alternative rock explosion of the 1990s. Nevermind peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, unseating Michael Jackson’s Dangerous, and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Meanwhile, Blood Sugar Sex Magik peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.


EDDIE VEDDER RAISED $1.7 MILLION AT OBAMA RALLY

According to this article, Eddie Vedder’s appearance and performance at the Tampa Obama rally on Thursday night, September 20th, netted $1.7 million towards Obama’s reelection campaign. 85 people were in attendance that evening, which cost $20,000 a seat. A couple of videos of Vedder’s performance, as well as his heartfelt speech, were already reported on here.

REVIEW OF LAST NIGHT’S AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL IN SACRAMENTO FEATURING STP & BUSH

Thanks to GrungeReport.net reader Christopher Salazar for writing this:

Today was the first annual Monster Energy Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Headlining the main stage was Stone Temple Pilots along with Bush two sets below them. There was a bunch of other bands playing, but none that I would ever want to listen to at all. With Both bands playing the main stage, I figured this was indeed a concert worth calling sick into work for as well as driving two hours to go see.

Bush was the 3rd band (out of 5) to take the main stage, getting on pretty quickly after Chevelle’s set. I missed both shows Bush had in the bay area, so I really wanted to make sure I got a chance to see them. They opened up with Machinehead and immediately got the crowd going, following with All My Life, which is a song that is much better live than on The Sea of Memories. It was a tragedy to see the crowd go from super energetic to empty-minded by the time Bush played Chemicals Between Us. The crowd was a very casual crowd and really only knew and cheered for the Sixteen Stone singles. Following Bush’s cover of Come Together (which sort of got the crowd going again), Gavin Rossdale disappeared into the crowd and the band started playing The Afterlife. It was cool to see him go out extremely far into the crowd and fun around; the only problem with that was that when Gavin would sing his voice was overpowered by nearby girls screaming at him. I went with my good friend who was not much of a Bush fan, but after they played the Afterlife, he was converted. Bush played a solid set and the entire band sounded good as a whole, my only problem with the set is that there was no Razorblade Suitcase material and no Golden State material, which was my favorite album, though beggars can’t be choosers. Also, Gavin mentioned that following the tour Bush were heading to the studio to record a follow-up to The Sea of Memories.

Deftones came on some 30 or so minutes after Bush. I saw them before during Alice In Chains’ Black Diamond Skye tour, and after seeing them again today I have to say they are even worse to me. All I heard was noise with a constant scream that sounded like somebody cut off a cat’s leg and dumped a bucket of water on it, but that’s just me, because they had a pretty decent fan base at the show. When their lead singer said they were playing one more song, we knew it was time to move up, so by the time STP was ready to take the stage, we were only a couple of rows back. After reading plenty of reviews about STP being late to shows during this tour, I was a little nervous about how this would play out. When I saw them in the bay area in 2009 and 10 they were on perfect time and even played some songs you wouldn’t hear every day such as dancing days. The problem was that this was not the bay area. After waiting over 20 minutes and hearing some fans getting anxious and talking about Scott shooting up heroin, the band walked on stage, Scott just finishing up his cigarette. The band opened up with Sin, which I thought was awesome to hear, and you could really just feel how much of a step up this band was to every other band that played before them. The crowd did very well, though they didn’t really seem to know the songs that actually were not singles, though when the band played hits like Plush, the entire crowd sang every word in good unison. Hearing Meatplow, Tumble in the Rough, Sin, and Big Bang Baby (yes Big Bang Baby) were treats, as I never got to hear them before. There was a 10pm curfew, so the band only played for one hour, and even though it was a bit of a bummer, it was well worth it. The band was in good spirits, and after playing the second or third song, Scott mentioned how he wanted some of the pizza being sold and Dean immediately burst out laughing telling Scott he was thinking the same thing. Robert Deleo was also very involved, he was talking a lot through the mic which he hadn’t done the previous times that I saw them. It was short, but both bands were solid, and definitely well-worth the two hour drive and lack of sleep for tomorrows exams.

Bush setlist:
1. Machinehead
2. All My Life
3. Chemicals Between Us
4. The Sound of Winter
5. Everything Zen
6. Come Together (Beatles Cover)
7. The Afterlife
8. Little Things
9. Glycerin
10. Comedown

STP setlist:
1. No memory/Sin
2. Vasoline
3. Crackerman
4. Hickory Dichotomy
5. Meatplow
6. Big Empty
7. Between the Lines
8. Interstate Love Song
9. Plush
10. Tumble in the Rough
11. Big Bang Baby
12. Trippin’
encore
13. Unglued
14. Sex Type Thing

SETLIST FROM RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SHOW LAST NIGHT IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Setlist:
1. Monarchy of Roses
2. Around the World
3. Snow ((Hey Oh))
4. Otherside
5. Can’t Stop
6. Ethiopia
7. She’s Only 18
8. Hard to Concentrate
9. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
10. Right on Time
11. Universally Speaking
12. Under the Bridge
13. Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder cover)
14. Californication
15. By the Way

Encore:
16. Chad & Mauro Jam
17. Sir Psycho Sexy
18. They’re Red Hot (Robert Johnson cover)
19. Look Around
20. Give It Away

DAVE GROHL DESIGNING T-SHIRTS WITH HIS DAUGHTER

Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and his daughter Violet, and rocker/actor Jack Black and his son Sam are amongst the team responsible for a new line of t-shirts. It’s not for the older demographic, but rather, the younger–children to be exact. Grohl, Black, the Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, Devo front man Mark Mothersbaugh, and all the lucky offspring of these talented rock stars have put their collective talents together to design a child-friendly line of t-shirts for the Nickelodeon TV show Yo Gabba Gabba!. The shirts are cute, colorful, and can be viewed and purchased here. Source

SETLIST FROM MELVINS SHOW LAST NIGHT IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Setlist:
1. Eye Flys
2. Captain Pungent
3. Berthas
4. National Hampster
5. Worm Farm Waltz
6. Leon vs. the Revolution
7. Mr. Rip Off
8. A Growing Disgust
9. A History of Drunks
10. Hooch
11. Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out
12. Holy Barbarians
13. Let Me Roll It (Wings Cover)
14. Set Me Straight
15. Deserted Cities of the Heart (Cream Cover)
16. Sky Pup
17. Electric Flower
18. Inner Ear Rupture
19. Shevil

MELVINS FRONTMAN BUZZ OSBOURNE TALKS DIFFICULTIES OF TOURING WITH NINE INCH NAILS & WHITE ZOMBIE

Here are some excerpts from Spin.com’s interview with Melvins guitarist & frontman Buzz Osbourne discussing the touring with Nine Inch Nails & White Zombie.

“Easily the worst touring experience of my entire life was the White Zombie tour we did. I could write a whole book about that infernal bullshit. On the first day of the tour, the first person we met from the entire White Zombie cast and crew was a mullet headed road manager who ended up behaving like a mean version of Cotton Mather.”

“The only other time we ever played in Sioux Falls was in the mid ’90s when we were on tour with Nine Inch Nails. After the show, I watched the cast and crew of NIN do, oh, I’d say $30,000 worth of damage to a brand new arena dressing room. It sounds a lot crazier than it really was, and I wish I could write out the sound of shrugging. Like if you asked me, was I involved in the smashing of a brand new arena dressing room I could go, ‘Eh [shrug], I guess so.’ I fortunately got all of that adolescent vandal behavior out of my system when I was still a teenager.”

“These NIN guys were all younger than me so maybe it was still a turn-on for them and the only explanation I can think of for behavior such as this is that they must have been brought up as heavily sheltered idiots with helicoptering parents who were up their ass about every minute detail of their stupid little lives during what I would imagine to be an extremely boring childhood in some middle America shit hole.”

You can read the rest of the interview over at Spin.com