Eddie Vedder Rips Dick Cheney, Wants Him To ‘Go F**k Himself’

Eddie Vedder talked about Iraq war veteran Tomas Young and his wife at last night’s Pearl Jam show in Portland. He mentioned that he heard that some people thought he, Ed, should get over it and move on regarding former Vice President Dick Cheney. Ed said, “Tell Tomas that he should move on. That it was six years ago, get over it..” Ed says it is important to remember what happened so we don’t let it happen again. He also mentioned earlier during the show that people should show respect and not call Barack Obama ‘Barry.’

Vedder ripped Cheney and the Bush Administration at Pearl Jam’s show in Oakland a few days ago, “The mess that they got us into they should be reminded on a daily basis, while we’re still cleaning up the mess that they made all those years ago.”

He added, “The point is I thought maybe for somebody like Dick Cheney, the same sex marriage thing, it needs to go to one more level where it’s actually legal to marry yourself. Same sex, you could marry yourself. I think that would be perfect for Dick Cheney because then after he got married, he could go fuck himself.”

Setlist From Last Night’s Pearl Jam Show In Portland, Oregon


15. AFTER HOURS (Lou Reed)
17. RATS

27. WHY GO

(happy birthday song for Matt)

Morrissey Roasts Barack Obama Over Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving might be a couple of days old now Morrissey has no trouble letting the world know about his distain for the holiday. The former lead singer for the Smiths and known animal rights activist roasted President not only the holiday but President Barack Obama in a new statement entitled “Thankskilling” on Truetoyou, a active Morrissey fan site. The following is the whole statement by Morrissey in full:

Please ignore the abysmal example set by President Obama who, in the name of Thanksgiving, supports torture as 45 million birds are horrifically abused; dragged through electrified stun baths, and then have their throats slit. And President Obama laughs. Haha, so funny!

As Ingrid Newkirk from PETA points out, turkey ‘meat’ is one of “our nation’s top killers”, causing heart-attacks and strokes in humans due to saturated animal fats and cholesterol. And President Obama laughs.

Further, the meat industry is responsible for 51% of human-caused greenhouse-gas emission, therefore the embarrassingly stupid White House ‘turkey pardon’ is open support for a viciously cruel and environmentally irresponsible industry.

And President Obama laughs.


It should be noted that this verison of Thankskilling should not be confused with the 2009 cult horror movie about a killer turkey that axes off college kids one by one.

Setlist From Queens Of The Stone Age Show In Copenhagen, Denmark

Forum København
Copenhagen, Denmark
November 29th, 2013

You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
No One Knows
My God Is the Sun
Burn the Witch
3’s & 7’s
Monsters in the Parasol
Smooth Sailing
…Like Clockwork
Misfit Love
If I Had a Tail
Little Sister
I Sat by the Ocean
Make It Wit Chu
Sick, Sick, Sick
Better Living Through Chemistry
Go With the Flow

The Vampyre of Time and Memory
Feel Good Hit of the Summer
I Appear Missing
A Song for the Dead

Cage the Elephant Release Interactive Music Video For “Come A Little Closer”

Cage the Elephant have unveiled a new section of their official website in which visitors can take stills from the band’s official music video for “Come A Little Closer” and redesign the green screen background to their own tastes. The video can be submitted to the band, who will choose a winner to receive an autographed piece of original artwork from frontman Matt Shultz.

Click here to access the interactive video for “Come A Little Closer”.

Owen Wilson To Star In The Killers’ New Christmas Music Video

The Killers have revealed in a new interview with Metro that actor Owen Wilson will be featured in the group’s upcoming music video for their upcoming Christmas song. Christmas in LA will be the eighth annual Christmas themed song by the Killers and will be released on December 1st in support of World AIDS Day. Killers frontman Brandon Flowers described the song as about a “struggling actor in LA who misses the traditional Christmas.”

Flowers also went praising the addition of Owen Wilson to the upcoming music video:

“We got Owen Wilson to do the video, and there are cameos from Harry Dean Staunton and an animated Warren Zevon, which is bad-ass. I’m so excited about it – talk about the stars aligning.”

He continued:

“You’ll never see us smile or let our hair down as much as when we do the Christmas stuff. It always turns out to be a lot of work but it’s really refreshing.”

“What’s nice is that it happens to coincide with World AIDS Day, which is December 1, so it made sense to write Christmas songs to raise money for Red Project.”

“This is our eighth year without doing any covers and we’ve done all types of Christmas songs, from love stories to The Cowboy’s Christmas Ball and a Santa that’s out to getcha.”


Smashing Pumpkins Bassist Nicole Fiorentino’s The Cold and Lovely To Perform In LA Tomorrow

Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino’s band The Cold and Lovely will perform in Los Angeles tomorrow at the Satellite. Doors open at 8:30PM and the show starts at 9PM. AlternativeNation.net will be shooting the show for an upcoming short film/feature on the band and Nicole, that will also be a preview of what’s to come on our new Concertfy project.  Beware Of Darkness and The Second Howel will be opening.


Stone Temple Pilots’ Classic Album ‘Tiny Music’ To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Stone Temple Pilots’ third album Tiny Music…Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop will be reissued on vinyl by Music On Vinyl on December 5th. The album was released on March 26, 1996 and featured the #1 rock radio hits: Big Bang Baby, Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart, and Lady Picture Show. There will be 2500 numbered copies on solid light blue vinyl released.

Side A
1. Press Play
2. Pop’s Love Suicide
3. Tumble In The Rough
4. Big Bang Baby
5. Lady Picture Show
6. And So I Know

Side B
1. Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart
2. Art School Girl
3. Adhesive
4. Ride The Cliché
5. Daisy
6. Seven Caged Tigers


Kings Of Leon Offer Advice To One Direction

In a new interview with The Sun, Kings of Leon offered some sound advice to pop group One Direction. Drummer Nathan Followill offered the group some words of wisdom on how to be better party-goers:

“If you’re going to have a party in a hotel room, have a box at the door and take the girls’ phones,” he said. “That’s what gets kids into trouble these days. Every phone is a camera.”

Kings of Leon lead singer, Caleb Followill offered the following career advice after One Direction claimed their newest album, entitled Midnight Memories will be a more “rockier” effort over previous 1D material:

“Don’t try to turn into a rock band or anything. You are already there and have your music and your fans, so don’t try change what you are”

Pat Smear Was ‘Covered In Blood’ At Recent Foo Fighters Rehearsal

Ted Stryker and Rosie Pierri recently interviewed Dave Grohl on the red carpet at the American Music Awards 2013. Dave Grohl discussed Pat Smear being ‘covered in blood’ because he was playing so hard during Foo Fighters’ first rehearsal for their upcoming Mexico shows, giving a backstory to the recent Foo Fighters Twitter picture. Watch the full interview below.


Dave Matthews Band Confirm New Studio Album

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Dave Matthews revealed that he is working on a new Dave Matthews Band studio album. The album, which will be the eighth from the Dave Matthews Band will also be a follow-up to the group’s 2012 album Away From The World. Matthews also revealed in the interview that DMB will be working with long-time producer Rob Cavallo and engineer Doug McKean, both of which worked on the group’s 2009 effort Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King.

However, if you are expecting the band’s newest album to be “vintage Dave Matthews” you might be in for a surprise. Matthews told Rolling Stone:

“I’ve been in the studio trying to get a couple of things ready for the band to go back in, having fun. I’m just trying to come up with something that doesn’t sound like the past.”

Matthews continued:

“There are some songs the band has been playing for a long time,” he teases. “And then whenever I start messing around in the studio, I start writing, so hopefully we can come up with something worth listening to.”

In the meantime, the band are set to tour South Africa starting on November 30th.

Eric Kretz Confirms Full Length Stone Temple Pilots Record For 2014

The traditionally silent STP drummer Eric Kretz spoke with Songfacts about the current state of STP and their plans for the futre.

Songfacts: The project that you’re supporting is kind of an EP, right? It’s not a full-length. Is this just a sample of what’s to come?

Eric: Yeah, that’s exactly what it is. We had so little time, from the time that Chester joined the band. We got the first song out, “Out Of Time,” in correlation with doing the KROQ Weenie Roast – we were surprise guests on that bill. We wanted to launch the song on radio that night, which was really putting two exciting aspects into one night. At this point we’re, like, “Okay, we need to try and make an album,” but Chester was going on tour with Linkin Park to Asia through the month of June. So it was, “Okay, we’ve got so little time here.”

So because of time restraints, we agreed upon doing a 5-song EP. We went on a month-long tour in September, so it was a lot of work to get everything in place, to get all the studio time together. Chester was also working on Linkin Park’s new album in the mornings, and then in the afternoon, he’d come and sing with us all night long, and never complain. He never blew his voice out. He’s a complete professional all the way across. It’s just a timing thing.

We’re definitely going to have an album out, and we’re going to keep touring now. The plan now is to do the Soundwave tour with Green Day over in Australia, and that’s in February. Linkin Park’s going to fire up their machine at some point next year, so I would say we would complete a full-length LP next year while Linkin Park is out touring the record they’re working on right now.

Watch Trailer For Dave Grohl & Zac Brown Band’s EP ‘The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1’

Dave Grohl will be producing and drumming on Zac Brown Band’s upcoming EP titled “The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1.” The EP will be released on December 10th on iTunes.

The 4-track EP includes the tracks:
Day For The Dead
All Alright
Let It Rain
The Muse

The Grohl Sessions Vol. 2 is expected next year along with physical releases and a documentary.

Wolfmother Looking To Replace Blur At Big Day Out 2014

With news of Blur’s cancellation from Australian music festival, Big Day Out, Wolfmother were quick to offer their serviced to replace the group. Blur were supposed to play in-between Arcade Fire and Pearl Jam and Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale had this to say on the group’s official Facebook page:

“Hello Everyone,

We hear there’s a slot available at BDO, Ah… How can I say this? On Behalf of the band and myself, may I say we’re keen!

Go to www.facebook.com/bigdayout and put in the good word for Wolfmother!!!!!”

While the post was taken down shortly after, the associate Editor from Rolling Stone Indonesia, Hasief Ardiasyah, took a screenshot of the post and shared it via Twitter.

Big Day Out is an annual music festival that is held in Australia and will take place in the following cities: Auckland, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

Chris Cornell Suffers Shoulder Injury, Cancels Show In Delaware

From Chris Cornell’s official Facebook:

Chris Cornell regrets to announce that he will be unable to perform tonight at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, due to a severe shoulder strain sustained today.

Chris had hoped to be able to make the show tonight, but doctors have advised that he rests. The date will be rescheduled as soon as possible, and all tickets will be honored. Chris would like to apologize to everyone, especially those who have traveled to Wilmington for the show.

We here at AltNation wish Chris a healthy and speedy recovery.

Review & Setlist From Chris Cornell Show In Red Bank, NJ

Sadly, due to an unexpected strict anti-photography rule, I couldn’t get any pictures or videos of the show, but hopefully some emerge online.

Cornell put on an awesome show last night in Kevin Smith’s territory of Red Bank, New Jersey, at the Count Basie Theatre. Being my first Cornell show, I never expected him to be as chatty and joking with the audience as he was; when the lights went down and Chris emerged to the stage, many people were still being let in, so Chris said “Well, I can just hang out here”, and he laid sprawled out on the equipment as the lights went back on. When the crowd was finally settled, Chris launched the show with Audioslave’s “Doesn’t Remind Me”.

“Cleaning My Gun” was introduced as being about being depressed after losing a woman close to you, leading to you going home to accidentally shoot yourself in the face while “cleaning your gun”. He then went on a tangent about suicide, saying that shooting yourself is “weak” and that getting on you motorcycle and driving it over a bridge would at least make a better story. When introducing “Original Fire”, Chris said the song was an ode to the Seattle grunge scene’s young and ambitious days, specifically namechecking Green River, Andy Wood’s Malfunkshun, and Pearl Jam; the song led into a rendition of Pearl Jam’s “Footsteps” from the “Jeremy” B-side.

Chris did a really bluesy rendition of “Outshined”, telling a story of how an internet critic blasted him in 2011 or so for performing the song acoustically, more or less saying [Chris] can’t do that. Calling it a case of “reverse psychology”, the song then became one of Chris’s favorites to perform live. When introducing “Seasons”, Chris spoke of the song’s use in the recent Superman film Man of Steel, considering how he has an eight year old son who loved the movie, which would make his friends jealous/in awe that their friend’s father is featured in it.

Cornell’s current tourmate, Sri Lankan-American singer songwriter Bhi Bhiman, joined Chris on stage for an amazing rendition of Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike” that received a massive response from the audience, though some in the audience booed Bhi for “not being Eddie Vedder”. Bhi stuck around for the next three songs; Audioslave’s “Like a Stone”, and what appeared to be impromptu versions of Led Zeppelin’s “Tangerine” and The Eagles’ “Hotel California”. Bhi received a standing ovation as he left the stage.

After an amazing rendition of “Blow Up The Outside World” which made heavy use of a looper pedal, Chris came on for an encore, performing “Bend in the Road”. When introducing “Zero Chance”, Chris said that he normally plays songs that he himself writes, but the Ben Shepherd-penned tune really spoke to him. The show closed out with “Black Hole Sun” (shutting up the obnoxious “fans” shouting the song title for the entirety of the show) and a rendition of “To Love Somebody” by the Bee Gees.

Overall, Chris put on a sublime performance, which is only to be expected at this point.


Doesn’t Remind Me
Scar on the Sky
Cleaning My Gun
Can’t Change Me
Original Fire
Footsteps (Pearl Jam)
As Hope and Promise Fade
Silence the Voices
Halfway There
Fell on Black Days
The Day I Tried to Live
One (Metallica/U2 mashup)
When I’m Down
Wooden Jesus
All Night Thing
Hunger Strike
Like a Stone
Tangerine (Led Zeppelin)
Hotel California (The Eagles)
Burden in My Hand
Call Me a Dog
Blow Up the Outside World


Bend in the Road
Zero Chance
Black Hole Sun
To Love Somebody (Bee Gees)