SnoCore Tour Featuring The Pretty Reckless Cancelled

The SnoCore Tour has been abruptly cancelled due to sickness from The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen. Momsen is currently battling walking pneumonia as well as acute laryngitis. The tour was also set to feature Heaven’s Basement, The Letter Black, Crobot, and Empire Street.

Cancelled Tour Dates:
01/29 — Lincoln, Neb. — Bourbon Theatre
01/30 — Des Moines, Iowa — Wooly’s
01/31 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Mill City Nights
02/01 — Milwaukee, Wis. — The Eagles Hall
02/02 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoes
02/04 — Flint, Mich. — The Machine Shop
02/05 — Toronto, Ontario — Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/07 — Rochester, N.Y. — Montage Music Hall
02/08 — Worcester, Mass. — The Palladium
02/09 — Albany, N.Y. — Upstate Concert Hall
02/11 — Baltimore, Md. — Sound Stage
02/12 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza
02/13 — Allentown, Pa. — Maingate Nightclub
02/14 — State College, Pa. — Levels
02/15 — Lancaster, Pa. — Chameleon
02/19 — Denver, Colo. — The Summit Music Hall
02/21 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel Casino
02/22 — Santa Ana, Calif. — The Observatory
02/23 — W. Hollywood, Calif. — House of Blues


Muse Discuss Nine Inch Nails Influence

Muse drummer Dominic Howard discussed Nine Inch Nails’ influence on Muse’s live act in a new interview with VH1:

“I’ve always been a huge fan of what NIN have been doing with their live show because they’ve always been a band,” said Howard told VH1. “Over the last ten years or so, who’ve been really on the edge of technology and pushing just the kind of technology that’s available to them at that time and I think all their shows have been really, really inspiring.”

Alice In Chains Announce Spring 2014 U.S. Tour Dates

Alice In Chains have announced a Spring 2014 U.S. tour.  The band will be hitting the road next month on the Soundwave tour with Stone Temple Pilots and Green Day in Australia.

Spring 2014 Tour Dates:
4/25/14 — Tulsa, Okla. — Brady Theater
4/26/14 — Thackerville, Okla. — Winstar World Casino & Resort
4/28/14 — Austin, Texas -– ACL Live, Moody Theatre
5/1/14 -– Tunica, Miss. –- Horseshoe Tunica
5/2/14 — Cherokee, N.C. -– Harrah’s Cherokee
5/6/14 -– N. Charleston, S.C. -– N. Charleston PAC
5/7/14 -– Raleigh, N.C. -– Memorial Auditorium
5/9/14 -– Atlantic City, N.J. -– Ovation Hall at Revel
5/10/14 -– Mashantucket, Ct. -– Foxwoods Casino MGM
5/12/14 -– Syracuse, N.Y. -– Landmark Theatre
5/13/14 -– Reading, Pa. -– Sovereign PAC
5/14/14 -– Roanoke, Va. -– Roanoke PAC
5/16/14 -– Huntington, W.V. -– Big Sandy Arena
5/17/14 -– Cincinnati, Ohio — Horseshoe Casino
5/19/14 -– Cleveland, Ohio -– Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
5/20/14 -– Battle Creek, Mich. -– Kellogg Arena
5/22/14 -– Elizabeth, Ind. -– Horseshoe Southern Indiana
5/23/14 -– Davenport, Iowa -– Adler Theatre
5/24/14 -– Council Bluffs, Iowa -– Harrah’s Stir Cove

Paul McCartney Says Nirvana Is A ‘Great Band’ & He Wants To Play With Them Again

In 2012 Paul McCartney collaborated with the surviving members of Nirvana to write “Cut Me Some Slack” for the Sound City documentary’s soundtrack, Real to Reel.

The group recently won the Best Rock Song prize at the 2014 Grammy Awards and while backstage, McCartney made some confessions about his relationship with Nirvana in an interview with the New York Daily News.

“To tell you the truth, I didn’t kind of know who they were. Seriously,” McCartney said backstage. “I knew who Dave was because I’d met him. He said, ‘I’ve got a couple of friends coming along’ and then during the session, I hear them talking, saying ‘We haven’t played since Nirvana’ and I find myself in the middle of a Nirvana reunion.”

The New York Daily News also reports that McCartney told them that he’d like to collaborate with Nirvana again.

“They really are great to play with, because they’re a great band. They were a great band with Kurt. And I say, that’s what I experienced on the day, just playing with a really good band. Which is a great privilege, a very special thing, and I should know.”

“It was magic for me playing with these guys.”

Trent Reznor Says ‘F**k You’ To The Grammys

Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age performed “Copy of A” and “My God Is the Sun” at the 2014 Grammy Awards show while accompanied by Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Grohl. During the perfromance, CBS cut the QOTSA song short to go to mention the sponsors. Reznor promptly replied via Twitter. You can view the NIN frontman’s response below:


Dave Grohl Talks Nirvana/Paul McCartney Collaboration: “Paul’s A True Visionary”

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet of the 2014 Grammy Awards, Dave Grohl gushed over his senior bandmate Paul McCartney in the quasi-Nirvana: “[Paul] makes you feel like you’ve been friends forever”.

“The reason why we are here today is because of Ringo, Paul, John and George,” further explaining the surreal nature of the musical partnership: “It’s like seeing a UFO. . . You have to pinch yourself.”

Regarding the sporadic performances “Sirvana” have given since their initial 12-12-12 performance, Grohl said, “Every time we do it, I have to say, ‘I’m playing with a Beatle. I’m playing with a Beatle. He’s adventurous. He’s experimental. He’s a true groundbreaking visionary.”

Paul and the members of Nirvana received a Grammy Award tonight for “Best Rock Song” for their tune “Cut Me Some Slack” off of the Sound City: Real to Reel album.

Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Receive Two Grammy Awards

Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players snagged two Grammy Awards today, winning the “Best Rock Song” category for “Cut Me Some Slack” featuring the surviving members of Nirvana with Paul McCartney, as well as receiving “Best Compilation Soundtrack Album” for the album Sound City: Real to Reel. 

Upon accepting the reward, Dave thanked his forefathers in The Beatles for being his inspiration in music, with Krist extending that dedication to Black Sabbath and The Rolling Stones, who were competing for the Grammy. Dave described his initial invitation to Paul, who then pointed out the “thrown together” nature of the track.

Setlist From Pearl Jam’s Performance At Big Day Out Sydney 2014

Big Day Out Sydney 2014
Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia
January 26, 2014

Do the Evolution
Mind Your Manners
Hail Hail
Lightning Bolt
In Hiding
Even Flow
Severed Hand
State of Love and Trust
Unthought Known
Let the Records Play
Spin the Black Circle

Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover)
Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters & Collectors cover) (Eddie Vedder solo)
Better Man

Encore 2:
Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover) (with Mark Arm and Steve Turner of Mudhoney)
Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)

Brad’s Shawn Smith: ‘Andrew Wood Could Have Been Like David Bowie’

Brad frontman Shawn Smith discussed the late Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone in a new interview with Greg Prato:

“Well, I was just talking to Regan about that yesterday. He was really wanting to do a solo album, and he was getting ready to do that, and Love Bone was really sort of stalled. The energy had kind of stopped, there weren’t new songs. I was just telling Regan yesterday that he would have been like Bowie: he would have gone on to make really amazing music outside of that band. I think he would have left.

He was a leader in his previous group, and suddenly he was in a group with other people that were leaders, and he was treated like a kid because of his substance abuse problems. He was kind of treated like a little kid, and he was really a big, powerful man. And what people don’t know is that he was an amazing bass player. So he was going to go somewhere else, I think.

I just think Bowie. He would have just become something really grand. And not just a singer in a rock band. Not just Steven Tyler or something. I love Steven Tyler, but he would have gone on to be something much more different than that. Because Steven Tyler really can’t go and do a solo album without Aerosmith. But Andy was something else. He was the whole package.”

He also discussed comparisons between Wood and late Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon, “Well, there was a correlation in spirit. My son’s mother was close to Shannon, and that’s what she always said. They were really free spirits. Andy was something else, though. But I think that’s where the similarity is. And I had a chance to meet Shannon. He was a big fan of the first Brad album. And I had gotten to know Christopher Thorn and Brad Smith, because they were living in Seattle. On the tour shortly before he died, I got to meet him. He was a nice guy. But it was the spirit.”

Setlist From Pearl Jam’s Performance At Big Day Out Melbourne 2014

Big Day Out Melbourne 2014
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
January 24, 2014

Why Go
Do the Evolution
Save You
Got Some
Mind Your Manners
Low Light
Setting Forth (Eddie Vedder song)
Lightning Bolt
Even Flow
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Given to Fly
Wasted Reprise
Life Wasted
Better Man


Encore 2:
Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover) (with Mark Arm)