The full-length set of Queens of the Stone Age’s performance at Lollapalooza Brazil – 3-30-13.
Actor and SNL cast member Fred Armisen was interviewed at SXSW 2013 in Dallas. During the interview he talks about performing with Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis in New York’s Terminal 5 back on December 1st, 2012. (Along with Tommy Stinson and John Petkovic.)
Alice In Chains will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 10th. They’ll do a short mini concert performance in Los Angeles by Jimmy Kimmel’s studio, the last time the band did a Kimmel mini concert they performed 4 songs. Arrival time for the event is 5:45PM and you must be 16 or older to attend. To get free tickets go to 1iota.com.
The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
No One Knows
First It Giveth
Sick, Sick, Sick
Burn the Witch (With intro jam)
Monsters in the Parasol
Make It Wit Chu
My God Is the Sun (New song; world premiere)
Little Sister (With band introductions)
Better Living Through Chemistry
Do It Again
Go With the Flow
A Song for the Dead
Note: First show with Jon Theodore and since September 2011.
Txloungefly posted this review of Scott Weiland’s final show of his Purple to the Core tour on the BelowEmpty.com forums. The show took place on Friday:
Last show of the tour was awesome! I think it was even better than the Houston show. They came on about 30 minutes after Miggs and the show was spot on. The setlist was pretty much the same (Loungefly instead of Naked Sunday). The Belmont is a very cool outdoor venue. The crowd was really into the show with some moshing going on behind us. We were on the front row with some real fans, but there were also some d-bags just trying to get in a fight. The Wildabouts sounded pretty tight – Doug did some cool solos. They all genuinely looked like they were having a good time. Scott talked about the other guitar player getting married in April & how Tommy is single. Then he said his wedding is June 22. They played for about an hour and 45, and after the show, Tommy Black was walking around just talking to people & taking pics. We ran into Doug while we were sitting at a patio bar and he stopped and talked to us and let us get a pic. Really nice guy. (My husband is a huge Grateful Dead fan, so they had a common link). I didn’t get much video, but got some cool pics. This was a great show to end the tour!
Video of Queens of the Stone Age performing a new song entitled “My God Is The Sun” tonight at Lollapalooza Brazil.
Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang is joined by Jerry Cantrell and Larry LaLonde for a cover of the Johnny Cash classic ‘Cocaine Blues’ at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA 03/22/13.
I know this story is a week late but I have been on Spring Break vacation in Las Vegas so I missed it.
Tool drummer Danny Carey discussed Tool’s 21st anniversary reissue of their EP Opiate recently in a Q&A on his website:
On how he would record his percussion now with technological advances: “It would be much different process, from a percussion standpoint, if I was to compose my parts now. I can’t help but use the tools and technology afforded to me today. That’s not to say it would be any better, because the shear, raw power of that recording is, in a large part, what made it a valid effort in that time period. However, I could imagine some sections being embellished by a larger pallet of ethnic sounds I now have at my fingertips.”
On releasing a 21st anniversary edition of Opiate rather than a 20th anniversary edition: “The human condition between physical and spiritual realms along with being an unstable hybid product of genetic manipulation was a frequent topic of discussion at the time we put Opiate together, so it seemed more appropriate to celebrate at 21 years rather than 20.”
According to SonicScoop, Soundgarden have signed a worldwide administration agreement with BMG Chrysalis. The deal covers Soundgarden’s entire catalog. BMG Chrysalis has offices in New York and Los Angeles and their catalog includes over a million songs. Soundgarden have released six studio albums in the last 25 years.
Soundgarden have also released EP’s, compilations, and live albums. They have a large collection of B-sides that have never been released.
This is exactly why Seattle is the coolest city I’ve never been to. Mudhoney graced the front page of the city’s premier news publication, The Seattle Times, in Thursday’s edition with an exposé honoring their 25 years together.
When asked for a comment on the band’s ‘silver annivesary,’ Mudhoney guitarist, Steve Turner expressed, “The 25 years means something, maybe, but you can use that kind of thinking to boggle your mind on any front,” he said. “I’ve been skateboarding for 35 years, and I’ve been alive for 48 years.”
Turner went on to say that if an anniversary brings more attention to Mudhoney’s new album, that isn’t a bad thing. The record takes its place as one of the their best in years, showing that age is just a number, and that the band still has plenty of fuel left after 9 full length albums spanning a quarter of a century.
“We can’t deny that rock music was created as a youth thing,” Turner admitted. “But people just keep doing it as they get older, like us. How do you age in something, and stay youngish, if that’s possible? It’s a weird, built-in problem.”
Vanishing Point is the band’s latest forth-coming release which hits record stores this Tuesday, April 2nd. It will be succeeding the documentary of the band, I’m Now, which was released late last year. The documentary revisits the beginnings of Mudhoney and the birth of grunge, as well as Sub Pop records, which (not so coincidentally) celebrates it’s 25th anniversary next month. Now– back to the future, Mudhoney’s new release is still up and available for free streaming in it’s entirety right here. For the full story, click The Seattle Times link at the top of the page.
I also want to remind you that while you are at the record store picking up Vanishing Point on April 2nd to look for the Deluxe Reissue of Mad Season’s Above, which includes bonus tracks, and the remastered DVD of their legendary performance at the Moore Theater, April 29, 1995.
Local H have announced three upcoming tour dates in the American west. They are as follows:
Apr 06 : Launchpad – Albuquerque NM
Apr 18 : The Top Hat – Missoula MT
Apr 19 : Railyard Ale House – Billings MT
Fall Out Boy bassist/pussy Pete Wentz discussed Fall Out Boy’s collaboration with former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love in a new interview with FasterLouder, “She was someone we reached out to. She thought it was cool and she wrote some rad lyrics, and I can’t wait for people to hear it,”
“I know that’s polarising for people,” Wentz admitted. ”[But] it’s super relatable for me being one of those people who, where anything you say or do, enamors people or pisses them off.” Wentz added that Love is “an important voice in rock and roll, both literally and in the way she thinks and the things she does.”
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts perform “Vasoline” in Houston, Texas.
In a recent conversation with TMZ Josh Homme was asked if there was a connection between ugly artists and better music.
To that the Queens of the Stone Age frontman/guitarist responded: “I wouldn’t know that answer… You have to ask Meat Loaf.”
You can view the entire exchange below:
Shirley Manson reiterated this week on her Facebook page that the sexual relationship she had with her music teacher at age 15 was purely consensual and she was not the victim of sexual abuse from a pedophile.
Manson’s statement read: “I want to make it perfectly clear once and for all that I have never been the victim of a pedophile nor have I ever claimed to be.
“I was a few weeks shy of my 16th birthday, sixteen being the legal age of consent in Scotland, when I engaged in a fully consensual relationship with a teacher whose real identity I have always been careful to protect.”
Manson goes on, “At no point have I ever said this teacher was an employee of Edinburgh Council.” The council began an official investigation after Manson came forward with details of the relationship in a recent interview.
The singer concluded by saying, “There are so many people who have been the true victims of sexual abuse throughout the world and they deserve justice and our compassion.
However I do believe a distinction must be made between a person who is within weeks of the legal age of consent and an innocent child.
Otherwise we all in danger of becoming distracted from the really serious issue at hand which is that of child abuse. An issue which genuinely demands our urgent and focused attention.”
Frances Bean’s bulldog Uncle Fester passed away on Thursday night. She took to Twitter to inform the world of the loss, and said that she was “grateful for the love he exuded & the happiness that filled my life because of his existence.” Source
Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood are set to release the first single, ‘Cold Molly,’ from their upcoming collaboration album Black Pudding on April 20, or Record Store Day. The new single will be released as 10″ vinyl pressings and the release will be limited to 300 copies. The single will also feature two remixes, one from Lanegan collaborators Soulsavers and the other from Roman Remains. The Roman Remains remix of ‘Cold Molly’ can currently be heard on Paste Magazine.
The single will be distributed through British record label Heavenly Recordings. Although the website for the UK’s Record Store Day lists the release, the website for the USA’s Record Store Day does not. It is unclear whether or not the single will be released in North America or the rest of Europe, but it might be unlikely due to the limited number of copies and the release from a British record label. For the single to be sold in the United States, American label Ipecac Recordings would most likely lead the distribution, but it is unknown at this time whether or not they are involved.
Nevertheless, ‘Cold Molly’ is set for release in the UK on April 20, while Black Pudding, the collaboration album from Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood, is set for release on May 14.
Billy Corgan recently opened up to Red Bull for an interview, going in depth about his philosophies on fame and fans. Here’s a snippet:
Red Bull: Any memorable fan reactions over the years?
Billy Corgan: Honestly I think that there’s a beauty to compliment. There’s a beauty to “I listened to your song and I didn’t jump off the roof.” But in a way if you become attached to the positive aspect you’re almost setting yourself up to be attached to the negative aspect. And I think what we all collectively learned as we go along as individuals, it’s really about what we think. As long as I have (the band’s) respect, I don’t really care what anyone thinks of this because if we think what we’re doing is good, we know that it’s good. And really that’s what a band’s about. It’s about trusting one another’s inner vote, if that makes any sense.
Read the interview in is entirity here.