RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’S BRAD WILK SELLS HOME FOR OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS

Courtesy: latimes.com

Brad Wilk, drummer of Rage Against the Machine and his wife, vocalist Selene Vigil have sold their home in Malibu – having found a buyer and seeing it go for $2.453 million.

The 2,740 square foot, ocean-view home was built in 2001 and public records show that Wilk bought the property in 2003 for $1.9 million. It features two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a large deck, a loft office and more. The two originally put the home up for sale in June.

Aside from his work with Rage Against the Machine, Wilk has also played with Audioslave & Greta.

FULL LINEUP FOR LOLLAPALOOZA BRAZIL FEATURING PEARL JAM, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE & A PERFECT CIRCLE

Thanks to Marcelo Laquimia.  I wish this was in California:

Pearl Jam, The Killers, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Queens of the Stone Age, Planet Hemp, A Perfect Circle, Franz Ferdinand, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, The Hives, Flaming Lips, Knife Party, Cake, Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Passion Pitt, Criolo, Tomahawk, Nas, Foals, Crystal Castles, Major Lazer, Puscifer, Gui Boratto, Porter Robinson, The Temper Trap, Madeon, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters and Men, Zeds Dead, Rusko, Toro y Moi, Gary Clarke Jr., Technostalcia Feat. DJ Marky & Bid, Feed Me, Lirinha + Eddie, Agridoce, Vanguart, Vivendo do Ócio, Mixhell, Holger, Dirtyloud, Wehbba, Ludov, Graforréia Xilarmônica, Tokyo Savannah, Copacabana Club, Wannabe Jalva, Baia, República, Stop Play Moon, Database, Lennox, Boss in Drama, Classic, William Naraine, Perrosky e Bruno Barudi

ANDREW WOOD’S BASS UP FOR SALE, FANS & HIS GIRLFRIEND WANT IT BACK AT SEATTLE MUSIC EXPERIENCE

Thanks to Joseph (Pino),

Andrew Wood’s bass has recently been put up for sale. Andrew’s love of his life, Xana, desperately wants it back in it’s home at The Seattle Music Experience. If there is one thing WE his fans can do for him and his legacy it’s to make sure his bass gets back home where it belongs and not in the hands of someone undeserving. It’s about love and music. Let’s bring back the love people!

Like the Save Andy’s Bass page on Facebook.

WALKING PAPERS RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM

The Seattle band Walking Papers, featuring Jeff Angell, Barrett Martin, Duff McKagan, and Mike McCready, has released its debut album. The self-titled album was mixed by Jack Endino and was mastered by Chris Hanzsek.

From Walking Papers’ official Facebook site:

Hey Folks, the Walking Papers album is finally out! You can buy the elegant 6 panel digipak/CD directly from the band through Barrett’s label Sunyata Records, or you can buy it on I-Tunes and many other download sites around the world. Additionally, we encourage you to support the local indie record stores in your communities and buy it directly from them if they have it in stock. If they don’t have it in stock, encourage them to order it! Here’s the link to Sunyata Records where you can buy it right now, and we’ll mail it directly to you, anywhere in the world. And thank you so much for the beautiful words of encouragement from around the world. It means alot to us and we really appreciate it. Our gift back to you is a great debut album – and some rippin’ live shows that have just started.

Love, Barrett

The band is currently embarking on their first tour, featuring dates in the United States and Europe.


Photographs by Charles Peterson

TRENT REZNOR TO REMIX SONG FOR DAVE SITEK’S NEW RECORD LABEL

Producer and TV on the Radio member Dave Sitek has just launched his own record label called Federal Prism, which will feature limited edition vinyl releases. The debut release on the label is “Destroyer”,  by an electro group called Telepathe, but the b-side will be a remix done by Trent Reznor, Alessandro Cortini, and Atticus Ross.

“I told Trent I was starting my own label and would love to have him remix something on the first release. I sent him the session and before he actually said ‘YES’, he sent back this mighty dark space that he, Alessandro and Atticus had built for me! I was shocked and am certain I will have to keep ripping them off for years!” Sitek said. Source

SETLIST FROM PEARL JAM’S SHOW LAST NIGHT IN MISSOULA, MONTANA

From the PearlJam.com forums:

MAIN SET:
1 SMALL TOWN
2.CORDUROY
3.DO THE EVOLUTION
4.GOT SOME
5.GIVEN TO FLY
6.AMONGST THE WAVES
7.SEVERED HAND
8.UNTHOUGHT KNOWN
9.NOT FOR YOU
10.SOLAT
11.JEREMY
12.GHOST
13.DAUGHTER
14.KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
15.CAMATOSE
16.WHY GO

ENCORE 1
17.LAST KISS
18.OFF HE GOES
19.LOW LIGHT
20.MAN OF THE HOUR
21.NOTHINGMAN
22.BETTERMAN/SAVE IT FOR LATER

ENCORE 2
23.WASTED REPRISE
24.LIFE WASTED
25.FORTUNATE SON
26.ALIVE
27.KICK OUT THE JAMS
28.KEEP ON ROCKIN
29.INDIFFERENCE

PEARL JAM ANNOUNCE THREE SHOWS IN SOUTH AMERICA

From PearlJam.com:

We are happy to announce Pearl Jam will be returning to South America in 2013 for THREE headlining performances in Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

Show Dates:

March 31 – Sao Paulo, Brazil at Lollapalooza Festival

April 3 – Buenos Aires, Argentina at Constanera Sur

April 6 – Santiago, Chile at Lollapalooza Festival

Ten Club has arranged for a limited amount of discounted tickets through the public ticket seller for Fan Club Members only. Supplies are limited, ticket availability is not guaranteed. All eligible members will be sent an email today with detailed information on how to receive a fan club ticket discount. This information can also be viewed by logging into your Ten Club account and then clicking on this link: http://pearljam.com/tenclub/events

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL:

Lollapalooza Festival March 29-31

PJ Performance: March 31

3-Day Passes on sale: October 2 at 00:01 BRT

Fan Club Discount: 50% off 3 Day Pass (not to be combined with any other discounts)

Festival Site: lollapaloozabr.com

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Costanera Sur

PJ Performance: April 3rd

Tickets on sale: October 15

Fan Club Discount: 20% off

Ticket Site: www.livepass.com.ar

AlternativeNation.net Interview With The Melvins

Almost halfway through their record breaking tour (yes, there is at least one other band claiming to have done this) the Melvins had made their way into New England. The weather was probably something reminiscent to a typical day in Seattle where almost 30 years ago they had spent the beginning of their careers playing alongside Kurt Cobain as Fecal Matter before Nirvana had formed in 1987.

Once I heard about this insane and “stupid” tour I knew I had to make it to at least one of the shows. While the Melvins were part of the Seattle grunge scene, and were even colleagues with Nirvana, they never gained the notoriety that a lot of the other bands achieved. Call it a blessing or a curse, but they were never tainted by the fame and fortune like some of other bands were. I used this to my advantage and a couple months before the show got in contact with Melvins’ PR rep to ask about shooting the concert. I got my permission and on Friday night I went in to “work,” for GrungeReport.net. I did some test shots with the opening band, trying to find the best vantage points. I found a nice little balcony left of the stage, bullshitted my way past security, and went upstairs.

That’s where things got interesting. I made my way down a dark, empty corridor and realized I was right outside the Melvins’ dressing room. After wiping the perspiration from my palms, I opened the door and walked in. Seated to my left was bassist, Trevor Dunn, and straight ahead, Dale Crover was standing, beating the hell out of a big black gig case, labeled MELVINS with his over-sized drum sticks which seemed to be half mallet, half drumstick. I introduced myself and walked through to the balcony, trying to make sense out of what just happened. Not a minute later another door opened, and Buzz sauntered out to where I was for a moment. He walked to the balcony’s edge, peering down at the stage for a moment like the wise old owl of the forest then went back to the dressing room. I decided that it was time to assume the role, so I went back into the dressing room and asked Dale and Buzz if I could get a couple shots before they went on. They were both really accommodating to it, and just really nice guys– average Joes, if you will. Dale just kept drumming on his case, while Buzz says, “Sure, what do you want me to do?” Instantly I thought, what do I want you to do?? This is fucking King Buzzo, the Godfather of Grunge!

“Just be Buzzo, man.”

“OK, I’ll do my best,” he laughed.

I took 2 shots, the first of which was slightly out of focus, as I anxiously fumbled with the focus ring.

At this point I figured I’m in a 10×10 room with the Melvins and no one was asking me to leave, so I just started talking. Keep in mind, I had no idea that the course of events that night would lead me to hanging out with the Melvins behind closed doors, and I had nothing prepared to talk about. With the new Soundgarden single still in my head from listening to it all day, I figured I’d talk about that.

AlternativeNation.net: What do you think about Soundgarden getting back together and putting out a record after 16 years?

King Buzzo: I don’t really care about it [laughs].  I didn’t like their last record. Badmotorfinger was good, but it was overproduced. I haven’t really liked them since Chris was playing drums.

AlternativeNation.net: Wow, that’s going way back.

King Buzzo: Yeah. He’s better than the guy that replaced him on drums.

AlternativeNation.net: Matt Cameron? I’m sorry, I’ve never heard that before. Matt’s always been one of my favorite drummers. He’s a beast.

King Buzzo: [shakes head] Chris Cornell is a better drummer than him.

AlternativeNation.net: That’s insane. I’ve never heard that before.

King Buzzo: [still shaking his head] Chris Cornell is as good as a drummer as he is as a bad guitar player.

AlternativeNation.net: Oh my god. I love it.

King Buzzo: He was a good drummer. I think he was a good drummer, didn’t you?

Dale Crover: He was fucking good.

AlternativeNation.net: I thought he was OK with his rhythm [guitar].

King Buzzo: No, Chris. Did you ever hear him play drums?

AlternativeNation.net: No, I never heard him play drums, but you’re talking about his guitar.

King Buzzo: No, no, no, no, no. It’s like a typical, music-typical drummer who wants to play guitar. [Smiles, laughing] Not very good.

Dale Crover: Then you’ve got Dave Grohl, it’s like great drummer…

King Buzzo: Dave Grohl’s not going to be a better guitar player than a drummer.

Dale Crover: No way. He’s not saying he can’t play guitar, but…

King Buzzo: He’s not exceptional at all.

AlternativeNation.net: The drumming he did on the Queens Of The Stone Age record was ridiculous.

King Buzzo: Yeah.

AlternativeNation.net: He was almost as heavy as Dale.

Dale Crover: And that Killing Joke record he played on.

King Buzzo: That Killing Joke record was the best thing he’s ever played drums on– by far. I mean, he’s a good drummer, and a very, very mediocre guitar player.

AlternativeNation.net: What about the singing though?

King Buzzo: I don’t like it.

AlternativeNation.net: Aww..

Dale Crover: Who? Dave or Chris?

AlternativeNation.net: Chris.

King Buzzo: It’s ookay.

AlternativeNation.net: He’s lost a bit of it over the years, but still sounds pretty good.

King Buzzo: His scratchy vocals might be better now [Dale laughs].

AlternativeNation.net: Really?

King Buzzo: Maybe [laughs]. Might be. (Exit King Buzzo)

AlternativeNation.net: It’s too bad you guys didn’t do Philly this tour.

Dale Crover: Yeah, we did PA last night. We were in Allentown. The drive was a little easier from there. Otherwise, the Philly crowd is great. I like the TLA.

AlternativeNation.net: Thanks for the interview, Dale. Have a great show, man.

Dale Crover: Thanks.

DAVE NAVARRO DISCUSSES DEATH SENTENCE BEING OVERTURNED FOR THE MURDERER OF HIS MOTHER

Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis Three who was wrongfully convicted of killing three boys nearly 20 years ago and sentenced to death row before eventually being released, spoke at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse last week. Navarro spoke publically for the first time about the death sentence for the murderer of his mother Connie Navarro recently being overturned. Connie and her friend were murdered by her boyfriend John Riccardi, Dave was only 15 at the time. Years later Riccardi was caught and sentenced to death after Navarro appeared on America’s Most Wanted.

This is from NeonTommy.com‘s recap of the event, “About two months ago, the killer’s sentence was reduced and he was released into general population. Navarro had met Echols two weeks before that happened. They share a mutual love for tattoos. Echols personally gave Navarro a little “X” on his wrist. Navarro called it “divine” that they met when they did, saying that knowing Echols changed his whole thought about his mother’s killer’s reduced sentence. He started to cry, and Echols reached over and touched his knee–one woman let out a small clap.”

Every time I read the story about his mother it really makes me feel for Dave, very sad!

BILLY CORGAN DEFENDS HIS SPIRITUALITY

The following comes from the official twitter account of William Patrick “Billy” Corgan:

Billy Corgan @Billy
This is dumb because it refuses to reognize the Gnostics, whom the Apostolic made sure to wipe out. Same old same old http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/29/my-take-im-spiritual-not-religious-is-a-cop-out/ …

After which he posted:

Billy Corgan ‏@Billy
“@erikritland: Ironically, saying they were snuffed out is a cop out to ignore Gnosticism’s inadequacies A RLSHP w/GOD is never inadequate!

Followed by:

Billy Corgan ‏@Billy
“@erikritland: @MatthewKeehan That’s a trendy point of view – only time will tell if the trend lasts or not.” TREND? 2000 years no trend

William also retweeted several tweets regarding his spirituality yesterday. You can follow William Patrick “Billy” Corgan over at @Billy