Courtney Love Involved In Yet Another Lawsuit With Ex-Attorney

Months ago, Courtney Love was sued by her former attorney, Rhonda Holmes, when claiming she was “bought off” in a Twitter post. Love fired back with a countersuit, which was denied on October 24th.

Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson shared her opinion saying:

“The motion comes very late in the game … Trial date has been set and continued three time … Much of the delay has been caused by the Defendant [Love], in failing to respond to discovery and making changes in representation. The proposed cross-complaint would expand the issues in this case, enlarging discovery and delaying trial. As noted, it concerns conduct that is separate from the conduct in the complaint, and it raises new causes of action.”

Jerry Cantrell Recalls 1991 Van Halen Tour Pranks

Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell recently sat down with Perth Now to discuss the band’s latest album as well as reminiscing on the 1991 tour with Van Halen:

“The very last show they got us really good. They covered the whole stage with upside down gaffer tape. They had the most unattractive strippers you could imagine come out and dance around and then they had the crew come out dressed as Little Bo Peep with sheep and lambs when we were doing “Man in the Box,” said Cantrell.

Cantrell continued explaining the cruel prank, “They left Sean with a kick drum and a snare drum, they left me with one cabinet and I think they may have taken Mike’s stuff completely off.”

Alice in Chains tour dates:
Nov. 9 -LONDON ALEXANDRA PALACE-LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 10 -LEEDS 02 ACADEMY-LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 11 -MANCHESTER ACADEMY-MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 13 -BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY-BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 14 -GLASGOW 02 ACADEMY-GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 16 -NEWPORT CENTRE-NEWPORT, UNITED KINGDOM
Feb. 22 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Feb. 23 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Feb. 28 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Mar. 1 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
Mar. 3 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Mike McCready Discusses Pearl Jam’s Relationship With Kurt Cobain

Mike McCready discussed Pearl Jam’s relationship with Kurt Cobain in a new interview with Esquire.

“I’m working on a documentary called The Glamour and the Squalor right now, about a DJ named Marco Collins from Seattle and also San Diego. He was kind of integral to that time, with the alternative bands, all of us, on the radio, in Seattle. There’s some footage of Kurt [Cobain, in the documentary], of him talking about In Utero, and it made me think, “Wow, he’s so young.” He was in his mid-20s, when they interviewed him, and it brought me back to that time when there was this supposed tension between all of us, this press-created thing. There probably was some of that, but toward the end of it, there wasn’t. I think he and Ed had talked. I remember we were at the MTV VMAs, and I just jumped over the seats, and I said [to Cobain], “Hey, I heard you and Ed might be doing a record some day. I’d love to play a lead on it.” And he goes, “Oh, we’ll talk about it some other time.” I just felt like I had to reach out, because there was this weird wall between us, us versus them or them versus us, and it wasn’t. We all came from the same scene, in my mind. We came out of a very provincial city that was not very supportive of music, and we had to do our own thing, and flyer everywhere. There was never support from the city to do music there, not as there is now. We had to do that, Nirvana had to do that, the Soundgarden guys did that, but we’d all go to each other’s shows, too. We’d go to the same parties. So we all kind of came up together. When it got huge and we all went on the road, we were happy for everyone else, and I wish Kurt was happy, too. In this documentary, it made me kind of sad, obviously, to see him as such a young man, and wish he could be around to see where they’d be now, you know what I mean? It’s poignant and it’s celebratory, but also, there’s some sadness and darkness that goes along with it. That being said, In Utero is a fantastic record. I’m glad we’re still around. Soundgarden put out a record last year. Mudhoney played on top of the Space Needle. All sorts of cool stuff has happened, and I celebrate that. What that means today is, wow, we’re still around, I’m very grateful for it. There’s some beauty to it. And there’s some sadness.”

Metallica Praise Justin Bieber

In a new interview with Q Magazine, Metallica were asked on how they felt about Justin Bieber covering their classic 1984 hit “Fade to Black”. The video, which has since been deleted, featured the Biebs singing and playing air guitar from the song.

Frontman James Hetfield said the following:

“Are we Beliebers? Yes

Drummer Lars Ulrich also chimed in on Bieber:

Is it possible to have respect for him without being a Belieber? I think the kid’s really talented and obviously to go through what he’s going through at that early age must be a mindfuck. So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that and I think he’s super talented, so I guess I am kind of a Belieber. If he likes ‘One’, and Liam Gallagher likes him, OK, there you go.”

Lastly bassist Robert Truijillo had this to say:

“As long as he stays out of trouble, I’ll be a Belieber.”

 

Trailer For ’12-12-12′ Film Featuring Nirvana & Paul McCartney

’12-12-12′ will be released on November 15th in Los Angeles and New York. The documentary highlights the Hurricane Sandy benefit show that took place last December in New York at Madison Square Garden. The show featured performances by Paul McCartney with Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, and Bruce Springsteen. Previously unreleased footage from Nirvana’s rehearsal with Paul McCartney is featured briefly in the trailer.

Jane’s Addiction Frontman Perry Farrell Praises Kim Kardashian

Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell was asked if Kim Kardashian deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter:

“Oh, I don’t know, sure. I mean, she took up a great amount of time; she took up a lot of people’s time for a long time, that girl did. However she did it, she did it, you know what I mean? She took up a lot of space and a lot of time and I’m sure she made a lot of people’s lives a lot more interesting. Whether it be talking about her or trying to emulate her, she’s not a bad person. I can’t say that I watch her show. I’ve seen it, it’s been on the TV, my wife has had it on — she doesn’t put it on, but it comes on — E!’s a great station — if you’re an entertainer especially, it’s great to see what’s going on in the entertainment world — but if you really stop and think about it, the family is extremely interesting. They have gorgeous, tall, young girls; they have the Kardashian name that is tied to the crime of the century; they’re tied to one of the greatest athletes of our century; and it is a really interesting family — especially if you’re talking about it in Hollywood terms, Los Angeles terms. This family has been through and known everybody there is to know in this city… so now I’m starting to think: yes. There you go!”

Alternative Nation’s Modern Artists Showcase: October 2013

Welcome to the second edition of our newest addition to the website, the New Artists Showcase. Last time, we posted the bands: Soi Distant, Dave Show, Blind Thieves, and Senium. Click here to check out the previous feature. If you are interested in being in future installments of the feature, please email altnationbands@gmail.com to be considered. For now, here’s some of our favorites from the initial submissions. Let us know in the comments what you think and who your favorite of the four is!

Today Riley Rowe handpicked the submissions for this edition:

Hight/Low

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Official Facebook, Official Soundcloud

High/Low’s lo-fi alternative sound would’ve fit perfectly in the 90’s.  The 2-piece rock band is currently working on their debut LP, as this will be their 4th release amongst their EPs and other mini albums.  A Kickstarter is currently funding their upcoming album as they plan for a release soon.

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Tan Sister Radio

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When asked for a bio, the band delivered us this:
“We’ve been recording our album since April, but really we’ve been working on it for the better part of five years: locking ourselves in hot rehearsal rooms, headlining garages for the neighborhood girls, touring dirty floors and shifty stages up and down the west, and wasting hours of digital tape on songs that never saw the light of day, because they just weren’t good enough. We were weaned on Westerburg, we danced with Dylan and spent the sleepless teen years staring at our eyelids, Al Green singing us sweetly in love. And every note that has fallen on our ears has contaminated us, to be consciously or subconsciously regurgitated, the silly trill of a Dirty Projectors guitar line or the stacatto attack of a Converge drum fill. But we’ve always looked to the Song to be our giving mother and guiding father, our toy and our gun. The Song, a chord and a lyric, is the soul of a track, and even with a heartbeat and flesh and blood, a soulless track is still soulless. So we make sure the soul of a song is solid, honest, and meaningful, and then we build around it just enough to give it a shape, a form. But at its center is still the soul: thoughts and emotions set to song.”

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Spitehouse

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This rock trio, located in London, is as raw as it gets.  Reminiscent to the melodic progressions and distorted riffs that would pour from Kurt Cobain’s guitar, Spitehouse is a good combination of grunge, garage, and acoustic MTV Unplugged-esque rock.

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Satellite Hearts

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Official Facebook, Official Bandcamp

Satellite Hearts has that classic, yet funky vibe that begs both the dancers and headbangers to keep on listening.  With a foot-tappin’ groove, the band from Philadelphia reminds one of the Black Keys, except with a harder punch.  Their most recent EP, “Four to the Floor,” takes a modern twist to rock n’ roll and makes it fresh again.

Nine Inch Nails Announces Contest To Win Tix To Gig At Austin City Limits

In a few short days on November 4th, Nine Inch Nails will be taking the stage at the Texas-based Austin City Limits. The event, like it often is when bands perform, will be televised and aired sometime next year. If that sounds like too long of a wait, you can enter a contest via the band’s official website to win two tickets to the gig. The winners will be chosen totally randomly and should, according to the band, be able to get to Texas on their own. You have until tomorrow morning to enter.

Listen To Audio Previews From Mark Lanegan’s Upcoming Anthology Box Set

Mark Lanegan is set to release his anthology set “Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011” on Light In The Attic Records on January 14, 2014. The anthology set, which will include twelve previously unreleased tracks, is comprised of material from Lanegan’s 24-year long solo career.

Light In The Attic has made audio previews for all songs, including the twelve previously unreleased tracks, available to the public. On the record label’s site, you can also currently pre-order the set’s 2-CD version for $15 or 3-LP version for $30. The unreleased tracks have the same sound and tone as Lanegan’s usual material. It is interesting to note that the “Grey Goes Black” track featured on the anthology is a completely different song than the “Gray Goes Black” on Lanegan’s 2012 album Blues Funeral.

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Eddie Vedder Praises Jeff Ament At Pearl Jam Show In Charlottesville, VA

At last night’s Pearl Jam show in Charlottesville, VA at John Paul Jones Arena, Eddie Vedder praised Jeff Ament, proving that the ‘Sleight of Jeff’ incident is far behind them. Vedder said the following after the band performed “Footsteps.”

“That last song is such a beautiful piece of music. You can say that when you didn’t write it. That music is so good and they let me write a song to it. Chris Cornell wrote a song to it and I think Andy Wood wrote a song to it. Let’s thank Jeff and Stone for starting this all off. And can we thank Matt Cameron for playing in two fucking bands?”

Eddie also mentioned a Lou Reed sign he saw. Jeff played a line of “Walk On The Wild Side”. Eddie said, “Let’s, on the count of three, maybe he can still hear us, say ‘we love you Lou’.” Ed counted off and the audience complied.

Setlist From Pearl Jam Show At John Paul Jones Arena

John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, VA, USA
October 29, 2013

Setlist:
Pendulum
Release
In My Tree
Corduroy
Go
Why Go
Lightning Bolt
Mind Your Manners
I Am Mine
Swallowed Whole
Faithfull
Wishlist
Sirens
Jeremy
Grievance
Glorified G
The Fixer
Down
Rearviewmirror

Encore:
The End
Thumbing My Way
Sleight of Hand
Footsteps
Future Days (Dedicated to Kelly Slater’s friend Rick)
Mother (Pink Floyd cover)
Given to Fly
Whipping
Big Wave
Sad
Porch

Encore 2:
Breath
State of Love and Trust
Alive
Baba O’Riley (The Who cover) (preceded by Led Zeppelin riff teases)
Little Wing (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)

U2 To Release Two New Songs Next Month

U2 will release “Ordinary Love” and “Breath” on 10″ vinyl on November 29th for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. The songs were written for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’ The pressing will be limited to 10,000 copies.

U2 are currently working on their new album, tentatively titled 10 Reasons to Exist, and plan to release it next year. In an interview with The Sunday Independent, Bono claimed that album will embrace the band’s roots in the punk/post-punk realm.

“At the start of making this album we listened to the music that made us want to form a band in the first place. We visited everything from punk rock, The Ramones, Talking Heads, right through to electronic stuff, so it’s all the stuff that made us want to be in a band.”And the sound of the new album? Well we kind of put it in a blender. When we make an album, usually it still ends up sounding like us, which I guess is a good or a bad thing depending on where you stand.”

Foo Fighters & Doors Members To Speak At Jane’s Addiction Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and The Doors drummer John Densmore will speak at Jane’s Addiction’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony today at 11:30AM today in front of Playmates of Hollywood at 6436 Hollywood Blvd. Jane’s Addiction members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and Chris Chaney will be in attendance. Former bassist Eric Avery declined an invitation from the band’s management.

Jane’s Addiction will also perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Perry Farrell recently stated that there is tension in the band after their latest tour.

Video: Scott Weiland & Camp Freddy Perform Cheap Trick’s “Surrender”

Above is video of former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland performing Cheap Trick’s “Surrender” with Camp Freddy at their Benefit for Boulder Crest military retreat for wounded warriors and their families. The show was well reviewed, Weiland performed STP’s “Vasoline” and a couple Doors covers as well. Camp Freddy’s lineup for Weiland’s set also included Dave Navarro, Chris Chaney, Billy Morrison, and Josh Freese.