EDDIE VEDDER TO CONTRIBUTE SONG TO “OUT OF THE FURNACE” MOVIE

Eddie Vedder is no stranger to making musical contributions to various films, and this year he’ll be adding another tune to that resume, one that he’s penned for the new Christian Bale film called “Out of the Furnance”, out sometime this year. Although there aren’t any specific details on the new song, there’s a chance that several other Vedder songs might show up in the movie as well. Source

NEW PHOTOS OF ALICE IN CHAINS RECORDING “GET BORN AGAIN” & “DIED” IN 1998

Bryan Carlstrom (who passed away recently, rest in peace) uploaded photos of Layne Staley’s final recording sessions with Alice In Chains to his Facebook in February 2011, but they did not spread online until yesterday. These are the first photos to ever surface of the original incarnation of Alice In Chains’ final recording sessions. There is only one photo of Layne Staley from the sessions, a photo of somebody handing Layne a birthday cake. There are several photos of Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, and Mike Inez. This is the second ever photo of Layne Staley to surface from 1998, the other being a photo of Staley on Halloween 1998 at Jerry Cantrell’s concert in Seattle.

Alice In Chains headed into the studio with producer Dave Jerden and engineer Bryan Carlstrom in late summer 1998 in Los Angeles to record two new tracks for their Music Bank box set: Get Born Again and Died. The sessions were filled with tension according to Mark Yarm’s book Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. Layne Staley didn’t show up to the first session until after midnight. When Layne finally showed up a fight ensued, with Jerry Cantrell yelling at Staley “Shut up!” Dave Jerden added, “The reaction from Layne was pretty bizarre. He turned into this little kid- he wasn’t like the Layne of old. Like he was being reprimanded by his mother or father.” After the blowout, Staley told Jerden that he had to go back to Seattle for a wedding, which put an end to the first Music Bank sessions.

Toby Wright was then brought in to replace Jerden as producer to help the band complete the songs in Seattle. Wright said that at this point Cantrell and Staley had gotten to a point where they couldn’t be in the same room. Wright described his recollection of the sessions, “There was something weird going on between them, I’m not sure exactly what it was. It was really none of my business. Layne would come in and sing, and then Jerry’d come in and listen to that and say, ‘Oh, that’s horrible.’ Thank God for Pro Tools, because for me it was an editing nightmare.”

Alice In Chains released “Get Born Again” as a radio single on July 13, 1999 to promote the releases Nothing Safe: Best of the Box and Music Bank. The song was a big hit on rock radio and received a Grammy nomination in 2000. Alice In Chains were interviewed on Rockline on July 19, 1999. The interview would mark the end of the Layne Staley fronted Alice In Chains.

SOUNDGARDEN SETLIST FROM SECOND SHOW IN CHICAGO

Setlist:
1. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
2. Spoonman
3. Jesus Christ Pose
4. By Crooked Steps
5. Taree
6. Attrition
7. Been Away Too Long
8. The Day I Tried to Live
9. Blow Up the Outside World
10. Fell on Black Days
11. Halfway There
12. Live to Rise
13. Eyelid’s Mouth
14. Ugly Truth
15. Non-State Actor
16. Flower
17. Outshined
18. Blood on the Valley Floor
19. Burden in My Hand
20. Head Down
21. Rowing

Encore:
22. Mailman
23. Dusty
24. Rusty Cage
25. Slaves & Bulldozers

DAVE GROHL SAYS NIRVANA & PAUL MCCARTNEY PERFORMANCE AT 12-12-12 WASN’T A SOUND CITY PUBLICITY STUNT

In a new interview with LA Weekly, Dave Grohl defended accusations that Paul McCartney/Nirvana debuting their collaboration “Cut Me Some Slack” from the Sound City film soundtrack at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert was a publicity stunt for his film. He even said that it was McCartney’s idea to perform together at the show. Grohl said, “In those moments, I wasn’t so worried about what people were going to think. I was more worried about trying to raise some money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.”

SOUNDGARDEN SETLIST FROM SHOW LAST NIGHT IN CHICAGO


Setlist:
1. Been Away Too Long
2. My Wave
3. Worse Dreams
4. Room a Thousand Years Wide
5. Jesus Christ Pose
6. Rhinosaur
7. Non-State Actor
8. Drawing Flies
9. Hunted Down
10. Loud Love
11. Big Dumb Sex
12. Blow Up the Outside World
13. Fell on Black Days
14. Tighter & Tighter
15. Burden in My Hand
16. A Thousand Days Before
17. Superunknown
18. Fresh Tendrils
19. Nothing to Say
20. Spoonman
21. Black Hole Sun
22. 4th of July

Encore:
23. Outshined
24. Rusty Cage
25. By Crooked Steps
26. Incessant Mace

DAVE GROHL HAS TOILET PAPER ON HIS MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARD



LA Weekly
recently interviewed Dave Grohl at his 606 studios. The studio has classic arcade games including Donkey Kong Jr., a coffee table with a Joan Jett book, and on a photobooth he has a “Moonman” MTV Music Video Award. The award has a roll of toilet paper over the MTV flag. Grohl won Best Alternative Video at the MTV Video Music Awards with Nirvana in 1993 (In Bloom) and 1994 (Heart Shaped Box). He also won Best Group Video with Foo Fighters in 1996 (Big Me) and Best Rock Video in 2011 (Walk).

MARK ARM DISCUSSES NEW MUDHONEY ALBUM & PLAYING GUITAR

In a recent interview with CBS Seattle, Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm discussed his band’s upcoming new album, “I play guitar on four songs out of the ten. I really like being able to hop around and not play guitar…but I also like playing guitar. Initially Steve [Turner] kinda insisted that I play guitar when I was in a band with him before Green River; We both played guitar in that band [Mr. Epp and The Calculations], and I think he wanted to tether me down a little bit. Still though, in the early days of Mudhoney, we’d go flailing into the crowd with our guitars, but after a while you stop doing that ’cause it hurts.”

INJURY TO TOOL MEMBER PUSHES BACK WORK ON NEW ALBUM BY OVER A WEEK

From the new Tool newsletter:

The New Year started off on a bad note as far as writing and arranging sessions for Tool’s next record. For the most part this was due to a ‘minor’ accident on a Vespa scooter (slick road conditions being the cause) by a certain band member that resulted in several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. Because of the physical nature of the musical instrument involved, 9 DAYS of jamming were lost, although I’m happy to report that the person involved is recovering nicely, so much so, in fact, that writing sessions resumed last Monday (January 21), despite it being a holiday for many.

Coincidently (?), a few days prior to the mishap on the scooter, another person involved with Tool also wound up in the hospital after crashing his Vespa in Hollywood. Although he suffered a head injury (as well as multiple cuts and bruises to his body), I’m quite certain that if you were to order an “Entaphiosis” Hoddie, you would receive an “Entaphiosis” Hoodie.

SETLIST FROM LAST NIGHT’S RHCP PERFORMANCE AT BIG DAY OUT PERTH 2013 FESTIVAL

Setlist:
1. Monarchy of Roses
2. Around the World
3. Scar Tissue
4. Snow ((Hey Oh))
5. Factory of Faith
6. What in the World (David Bowie cover)
7. Can’t Stop
8. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
9. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
10. Under the Bridge
11. Look Around
12. Californication
13. By the Way

Encore:
14. Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder cover)
15. Soul to Squeeze
16. Give It Away

CHRIS CORNELL ON ANOTHER SOUNDGARDEN ALBUM: “I DON’T SEE WHY NOT”

Chris Cornell recently talked to Philly radio station 93.3 WMMR, and spoke about whether Soundgarden can be a long-term band that keeps making music in the future. “I think it can. I don’t see any reason why not. The overall attitude about keeping it going, that attitude seems to be really good. I mean, there’s nothing stopping us from continuing to make records, that’s for sure, and continuing to play shows. We had a great experience doing this album and since we’ve been back together everything we’ve done has kind of been that way.” Source