SETLIST FROM NINE INCH NAILS’ PERFORMANCE AT ANSAN VALLEY ROCK FESTIVAL

Ansan Valley Rock Festival
Ansan, South Korea
July 28, 2013

Setlist:
Copy of A
Disappointed (World premiere)
Came Back Haunted
1,000,000
March of the Pigs
Piggy
The Frail
The Wretched
Terrible Lie
Burn
Closer
Gave Up
Help Me I Am in Hell
The Warning
What If We Could? (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross cover) (Live premiere)
The Way Out Is Through
Wish
Survivalism
Only
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
Hurt

Band Spotlight: The Technicolors

Fresh out of Phoenix, Arizona are The Technicolors, who released their debut album, Listener, in late 2012. They are the latest in a new wave of American rock bands, such as Portugal the Man, to capture the vibe of 90’s era Britpop; however, what sets the Technicolors apart from these other bands is their garage and roots rock stamp, equally finding influence from acts like Oasis, The White Stripes, and Tom Petty. If any of those artists are your cup of tea, you should definitely check The Technicolors out.

Click here to stream their debut album, Listener.

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COURTNEY LOVE WANTS TO PLAY HERSELF IN KURT COBAIN FILM

Courtney Love has revealed that she wants to play herself if there ever is a Kurt Cobain biopic, despite the film being unlikely at this point.

“I know that Universal wants to make the film but I don’t know that I want to do it until…” Courtney told the Huffington Post. “I would feel weird having a film made about me and Kurt unless I was actually acting myself. It would be too weird.”

“There was talk of a biopic a few years back,” she said. “I think I changed my mind about it, but I did do a deal with Universal. Scarlett Johansson was into it; I was also into Michelle Williams. These were the people the studio offered to me. It wasn’t me choosing them. I kind of liked Anna Faris, which everyone said I was insane for, but I thought she kind of looked a little bit like me, and she was a little prettier. [That’s] the whole point of Hollywood: I was offered to play Janis Joplin. I’m a little prettier than Janis Joplin so it’s always like that. Whatever.”

ELLIOTT HAMMOND OFFICIALLY QUITS WOLFMOTHER

Wolfmother’s multi-instrumentalist Elliott Hammond has quit Wolfmother. Hammond performed keyboards, drums, percussion, and harominca on Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale’s recent solo album Keep Moving. According to The Music Network Hammond’s reason he has given for leaving is conflicting schedules and his “master plan being in Kazakstan.” Hammond also fronts Delta Riggs. Wolfmother/Andrew Stockdale drummer Hamish Rosser quit the band last month. The current lineup is frontman Andrew Stockdale, bassist Ian Peres, rhythm guitarist Vin Steele, and new drummer Tony McCall.

COURTNEY LOVE SAYS SHE WROTE A SONG ABOUT BEING SICK OF LED ZEPPELIN’S STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

“There are songs I never play,” Love told the Huffington Post during a recent interview. “The two dumbest songs I ever wrote — one was for [the movie] ‘Any Given Sunday’ and they put rappers and rocker together, it was so damn stupid. I took the masters home with me. They put me with Lil Kim. It was a nightmare. It was just terrible. OK, that was really bad, but even worse, I wrote an entire song and recorded it about the [Led Zeppelin] song ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and how I’m sick of it. That seems like it might come off, but it’s the most pretentious thing I’ve ever written about in my life.”

SETLIST FROM BUSH’S SHOW AT ACOUSTIC LAKESIDE FESTIVAL 2013

Acoustic Lakeside Festival 2013
Sonneggersee, Sittersdorf, Austria
July 27, 2013

Setlist:
Forever May You Run (Gavin Rossdale song)
Little Things
The Sound of Winter
Everything Zen
Be Still My Love
Swallowed
Breathe (Pink Floyd cover)
This House Is On Fire
Letting the Cables Sleep
Glycerine
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Love Remains The Same (Gavin Rossdale song)

Encore:
Alien
Comedown

Mark Lanegan Ends Musical Partnership With Isobel Campbell

Nine years after its conception, the musical partnership between Mark Lanegan and Scottish singer Isobel Campbell has come to an end. In a new interview with Transatlantic Modern, Campbell describes her relationship with Lanegan and how their collaboration “turned really sour.”

In the interview, Campbell describes the exhaustion that she endured during the duo’s touring. She became upset when “Mark had secretly booked a solo show for himself using [her] guitarist,” and states that a solo tour is better than having to deal with “all the red tape of ‘Can we play these shows?'” In addition, Campbell states that “we couldn’t tour [Ballad of the Broken Seas] because he was in rehab.”

Throughout the interview, Campbell voices her displeasure with Lanegan’s grumpiness and unwillingness to play on college radio, on TV, or in-stores. She says that the touring “just didn’t work,” and that “there was no flow.” Campbell will now re-establish herself as a solo artist and is going to write a book.

The duo released three collaborative studio albums during their partnership, Ballad of the Broken Seas in 2006, Sunday at Devil Dirt in 2008, and Hawk in 2010.

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MATT CAMERON’S SUPERGROUP “DRUMGASM” RELEASING DEBUT

The drummer of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, Matt Cameron, has been recording for an all-drummer trio supergroup titled “Drumgasm.” The other members include Janet Weiss and Zach Hill. Weiss is currently the drummer for Quasi and Wild Flag and is also known from the female-lead alternative rock group, Sleater-Kinney. Hill is known for his two bands: Hella, considered to be a mix of math and noise rock, and Death Grips, an experimental hip hop group.

Their debut LP will be available on August 27th and apparently has two tracks that are 20 minutes long.

BILLY CORGAN HINTS THAT THE SMASHING PUMPKINS WILL STOP TOURING

At last night’s Smashing Pumpkins show at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Billy Corgan said that it would be the last time the Pumpkins would be playing the venue. He then sarcastically said, “But as they say in America, I’m getting a little long in the tooth, that’s how old. I know you love the world old. [I’m] 46 years old. I’m going start doing a lot of gardening. You know I’m joking but I’m not.”

JACK ENDINO HELPS NIRVANA & SOUNDGARDEN FIND OLD RARITIES

Jack Endino posted the following on his Facebook:

“Sometimes I have a very strange day. Yesterday: 1) Was “knighted” as “Lord Of Local Music” by 2013 Seafair King Neptune (Jonathan Poneman)… it’s a funny Seattle thing, don’t ask me to explain; 2) hung out with Craig Montgomery going thru old tapes, searching for a particular Nirvana rarity for possible use on Utero Deluxe; 3) Uploaded final “Basment” Sessions vinyl master to Pirate’s Press server; 4) took my regular call from Kim Thayil asking (yet again) about some old stuff we recorded 26 years ago.”

DUFF MCKAGAN SAYS SCOTT WEILAND IS IN A “SAD SITUATION” RIGHT NOW

In a new interview with Billboard, Duff McKagan discussed Velvet Revolver’s future and Stone Temple Pilots firing Scott Weiland.

On Velvet Revolver: “We talk about it every now and again. Slash and Matt (Sorum) and Dave (Kushner) and I played in South Africa at the beginning of June…and of course we talked about it. We’ve tried out a bunch of singers, but I think we’re just waiting for the right person to come along. It’ll just happen. But the chemistry of Matt and Slash and Dave and I is really good, so you don’t want to let that just go away.”

On Scott Weiland’s firing from Stone Temple Pilots: “You could kind of see it coming, I suppose. It’s a sad situation any way you look at it. That guy…You hope (Weiland) pulls it together; I shared enough good times with that guy that I wish him nothing but the best.”

Velvet Revolver fired Weiland in April 2008 and have been searching for a new singer off and on for over 5 years. The band reunited with Weiland for a one off benefit show performance in January 2012. Weiland lied in the press saying the band was back together working on a new album and tour to try and coax his former bandmates into a reunion, but Slash laughed off Weiland’s claims saying he was “out of his mind.” Stone Temple Pilots fired Weiland in February, the four musicians are currently involved in two multimillion dollar lawsuits.

SETLIST FROM WEEZER’S SHOW AT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD POOL

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Boulevard Pool
Las Vegas, NV, USA
July 27, 2013

Setlist:
My Name Is Jonas
Hash Pipe
El Scorcho
We Are All on Drugs
Troublemaker
Photograph
Perfect Situation
Dope Nose
Surf Wax America
Island in the Sun
Beverly Hills
Keep Fishin’
Say It Ain’t So
(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
Pork and Beans
Buddy Holly

Encore:
Memories
Undone – The Sweater Song

Note: Anthony Burulcich of The Bravery filling in for Pat on drums

COURTNEY LOVE SAYS SHE’S GETTING BACK INTO ACTING, TURNS DOWN TV GIG

Courtney Love discussed her upcoming plans in a new interview with O.C. Weekly:

“I have a book and music coming out around Christmas. We’re going to tour again. I have two film scripts that got sent to me for the first time in about 10 years. I got offered two parts in two reasonably good features, like high-end. That came out of the blue, which was amazing. I was going to do this TV thing but I kiboshed it. In terms of reality TV it wasn’t gross, I’m not saying what it was, but it was wrong and I can’t do it.”

Listen To John Frusciante’s New ‘Outsides’ EP

Although John Frusciante is set to release his new EP Outsides on August 27, his new album has already leaked. According to a John Frusciante fan site, the distributor sent out copies of the EP early, thus ‘leaking’ the album to fans who had pre-ordered the album. You can listen to the album here:
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Outsides has an experimental sound similar to Frusciante’s 2012 LP PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone. “Same” opens the album with a ten minute instrumental track and features a guitar solo. “Breathiac” is a much shorter instrumental track, while “Shelf” is more upbeat, and features the EP’s only lyrics. “Sol,” which was released earlier in the month, completes the EP.

The EP sounds even more experimental than Frusciante’s PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, as the latter features a decent amount of vocals. Outsides continues with PBX’s unconventional nature and lack of song structure, but lacks the vocals that helped PBX greatly.