Beatles’ Ringo Starr Talks Former Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum’s New Solo Album

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr recently uploaded a video where he discusses former Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum’s new solo album. Matt Sorum’s Fierce Joy is set to release Stratosphere on March 11th. AlternativeNation.net’s exclusive interview with Sorum where he discusses his new solo album, Kings of Chaos, Scott Weiland, Velvet Revolver, Camp Freddy’s split, and more will be up later this week.

Mudhoney’s “Touch Me I’m Sick” Featured In New PlayStation 4 Game Trailer

The latest gameplay trailer for Infamous: Second Son features the grunge classic “Touch Me I’m Sick”, by Mudhoney. The open world action adventure game takes place in a faithfully recreated digital version of Seattle, Washington, and the game’s soundtrack is reported to be filled with grunge era acts associated with the city such as Pearl Jam and Nirvana. A cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” by Dead Sara was featured in earlier trailers.

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Young Drummer Shocked By Praise From Dave Grohl

CBC reports that Dave Grohl sent a text message recently to Southern Lord label head Greg Anderson that praised young Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn. The text read, “Nick is my favourite new drummer, by a mile.” Nick was blown away by Grohl’s praise, “When you’re a kid and you listen to Nirvana, it blows your mind and I was into Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age too.”

“I swear I’m being punked,” he said.

“It’s still hard to believe.”

Green Day Side Project Foxboro Hot Tubs To Perform At SXSW

Green Day will revive their Foxboro Hot Tubs side project on March 15th at SXSW for Rachael Ray’s Feedback party at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas. Cee Lo Green and Blondie will also be at the party. Foxboro Hot Tubs released their lone album Stop, Drop, and Roll in 2008. The band has performed sporadically since then, most recently in October 2013 at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland, California. Billie Joe Armstrong uses the name Reverend Strychnine Twitch when performing with Foxboro Hot Tubs.

AlternativeNation.net’s 9-Hour Review Of Billy Corgan’s 9-Hour ‘Siddhartha’ Performance

William Corgan gave a 9 hour performance of ambient music inspired by Siddhartha yesterday at Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse in Highland Park, Illinois. Siddhartha is a 1922 novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. An audio reading of the book was the backdrop for most of the performance, and Corgan played along to it on synth. Here is our very detailed review of the performance:

We are planning on keeping our promise to you that our review will take 9 hours for you to read, by writing it in 72 font.

Billy got up to twist some knobs, it sounds like aliens.

Senator Ted Billy Corgan Cruz is filibustering for nine hours to ambient jam inspired by Siddhartha.

It sounds like John Oliver from Community and The Daily Show is narrating.

More knob turning.

‘Business has just picked up’ at 4:18PM CST, shades of old school Nintendo game music. Billy programmed it on a loop.

Billy writes memoir about playing a 9 hour Siddhartha composition while he plays 9 hour Siddhartha composition.

The music has stopped. Somebody said, “Should we applaud Billy?” Tea is being served, as is awesome music.

Billy gets mistaken for Buddha while playing 9 hour Siddhartha concerto.

Billy’s chugging his drink and is taking a break, a baby is heard in the background. Jeff Schroeder walks in with a guitar (he ended up playing for an hour). Billy talks about how the performance has gone so far, “I certainly like reacting off the text.”

Billy hits a jam he likes and rocks his head at 6:20PM CST.

Billy’s best melody of the day comes during the 8th hour, he sticks with it for around 30 minutes with some other stuff thrown in.  He finishes to applause at 8:54PM CST and hugs and greets fans.

Fin.

Former Pearl Jam Manager Sentenced To Prison For Theft

(Reuters) – Pearl Jam’s former financial manager, who used his position with the rock band to steal $380,000, was sentenced on Friday to 14 months in prison at a court hearing in Washington state, an official said.

Rickey Charles Goodrich, 55, had initially faced 33 theft charges but in December he pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree theft, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office spokesman Dan Donohoe said.

“(Goodrich) will remain out of custody for the next two weeks to get his business affairs in order so he can continue to pay restitution,” Donohoe said. “He begins serving the sentence on March 14.”

The quintet rose to prominence in the early 1990s grunge-rock movement and has sold millions of records worldwide.

Goodrich was chief financial officer at its Seattle-based management company, Curtis Management, before he was fired in September 2010.

Goodrich, who had oversight over finances related to Pearl Jam’s tours, was found to have made wire transfers from the firm to pay his personal debts and used the company credit card for unwarranted expenses.

He was caught after the band’s manager reviewed suspicious transactions from 2009 at the band’s touring company and their fan group Ten Club.

Goodrich was sentenced on Friday by King County Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff. William Morris Endeavor, which represents the band, and Curtis Management did not immediately return emails.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles, Jonathan Kaminsky in Olympia, Washington, and Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Tom Heneghan)

Setlist From Nine Inch Nails’ Third Show In Tokyo, Japan

Shinkiba Studio Coast
Tokyo, Japan
February 28, 2014

Setlist:
All Time Low
Sanctified
Disappointed
The Beginning of the End
Came Back Haunted
Echoplex
Various Methods of Escape
Survivalism
Me, I’m Not
The Warning
Copy of A
The Great Destroyer (First time live since 2008)
Find My Way
Only
Beside You in Time
Gave Up
Hurt
1,000,000
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole