Tag Archives: led zeppelin

10 Bands That Need To Reunite In 2016

With Guns N’ Roses reuniting to kick off 2016, here is a list of 10 more bands that should reun

motleycruefinaltour

Motley Crue

‘The Final Tour Part 2.’ KISS had their ‘farewell tour’ conclude in 2001 only to announce a comeback in late 2002, so why not the Crue?

screamingtrees93

Screaming Trees

The Screaming Trees have been the one holdout when it comes to notable Seattle Grunge bands reuniting. With Barrett Martin revisiting his past with Mad Season in the last couple of years, why not call up with Conner brothers and Mark Lanegan to reunite The Screaming Trees?

rembig

R.E.M.

While R.E.M. ended their careers gracefully, it has been a shame to no longer have Michael Stipe regularly releasing new music, so even if R.E.M. returned as a studio based band, like they were for their final album, it would be a real treat for fans.

jet_2

Jet

Jet became overnight stars in 2003 with Get Back, an album that was a throwback to raw rock and roll bands like AC/DC and The Rolling Stones. Jet also wrote great Beatlesque ballads like “Shine On,” the title track for their second album. The band released their third and final album Shaka Rock in 2009, and breaking up in 2009. The band definitely seemed to go away too soon, as they once seemed primed to be one of rock’s next great arena bands. Why not come back now, at a time when rock is desperate for great bands who aren’t over 40?

rageagainstthemachine99red

Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine’s 2007-2011 reunion ultimately did not ever result in a full tour, let alone a new album. The band largely paid high paying festival gigs, so it would be great to see the band do a real reunion with a new album and tour, especially in today’s changing political landscape.

audioslavewide

Audioslave

Audioslave’s Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford reunited at Chris Cornell’s birthday party in 2014, and Cornell and Morello also performed together a year ago, with Cornell openly stating in interviews that he would be open to a reunion.

smiths-the-514ed3fdd5712

The Smiths

The offers have always been there for The Smiths to reunite for huge money. Maybe Morrissey could finally get festivals to stop selling meat if he was headlining them with The Smiths?

smashingpumpkinsoriginalwide

Smashing Pumpkins’ original lineup

With Jimmy Chamberlin rejoining The Smashing Pumpkins last year, we’re halfway there!

oasis2008

Oasis

This reunion seems inevitable. While the Gallagher brothers have not yet taken the big money offers, they are too ambitious to continue to turn down the chance to have one of the biggest U.K. tours in recent memory.

ledzeppelin2012

Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page returned to the stage just a few months ago, and is eager to tour in 2016.

Watch Soundgarden, Nirvana & Alice In Chains Members Perform With Jimmy Page

Alice In Chains members Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin, Paul Rodgers, and Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen performed at a tribute concert for Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, with Page himself even joining in. Watch videos below from the show.

Setlist:

[With Rich Robinson and John Hogg]
“Ten Years Gone”
“Custard Pie”
“Sick Again”
“Dazed and Confused”

[With Jerry Cantrell and William Duvall]
“When the Levee Breaks”
“Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)”
“No Quarter”
“How Many More Times”

[With Kim Thayil and Duvall]
“Immigrant Song”
“Communication Breakdown”
“Four Sticks”

[With Thayil, Hogg and Krist Novoselic]
“Out on the Tiles”

[With Hogg and Rick Nielsen]
“Happenings Ten Years Time Ago”

[With Paul Rodgers and Brian Wheat]
“Satisfaction Guaranteed”
“Radioactive”

[With all of the above, Jimmy Page and Paul Allen]
“Rock and Roll”

Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden & Mad Season Members Jam For Jimmy Page

Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), and Barrett Martin (Mad Season/Screaming Trees) performed together at a Jimmy Page tribute gig last night in Seattle. You can view photos of the rehearsal for the performance, and the performance itself below, including a photo of Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Alice In Chains singer William DuVall with Jimmy Page. Novoselic also shared photos with Alice In Chains drummer Sean Kinney, Paul Rodgers, and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen. Chris Cornell’s daughter Lily filmed video of the performance, and was also photographed.

kristlily

allstarjam

novoselicpage

page2

kinneypage

kristduff3

kristduffnew

allstarjam2

kristpage

kristkim

barrettpage

kristrodgers

novoseliccantrellrick

page1

grungejam2

grungejam1

Barrett Martin posted about the show on Facebook a few weeks ago: “The Seattle contingent is ready for the Jimmy Page Tribute on November 19th at EMP in Seattle. From left to right, Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses) on bass, Barrett Martin (Mad Season) on drums, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) on guitar, and Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) on guitar. I just gotta say, that was a whole lotta heavy in one room. 8 Led Zeppelin tunes from this particular group, and Barrett and Duff are the house rhythm section for the whole show. Zeppelin is the great church of rock & roll and Mr. Page is our high priest. We are honored to serve.”

Barrett also posted about the terrorist attack in Paris on Facebook earlier this week, “I love my city, Seattle, and I love Paris, a city I’ve visited and played music in many times. Today our Space Needle flew the French Tricolour and I couldn’t be more proud. Cities like ours, where music, art, and freedom are allowed to flourish, are bonded to each other in a sacred way. We love you France, we will be there for you, just as you have been there for us.”

Soundgarden, Alice In Chains & GNR Members To Honor Jimmy Page

According to Barrett Martin’s Facebook page, Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains, Kim Thayil from Soundgarden, Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses and himself will be performing at Seattle’s Experience Music Project to pay tribute to Led Zeppelin guitarist and rock n roll innovator Jimmy Page. Martin’s post reads:

The Seattle contingent is ready for the Jimmy Page Tribute on November 19th at EMP in Seattle. From left to right, Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses) on bass, Barrett Martin (Mad Season) on drums, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) on guitar, and Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) on guitar. I just gotta say, that was a whole lotta heavy in one room. 8 Led Zeppelin tunes from this particular group, and Barrett and Duff are the house rhythm section for the whole show. Zeppelin is the great church of rock & roll and Mr. Page is our high priest. We are honored to serve.

Martin and McKagan have particularly been involved a lot lately, doing multiple shows together as a rhythm section, including Mad Season reunions including one with Mike McCready and Chris Cornell earlier this year.

In our exclusive interview with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, he discussed the existence of certain unreleased Mad Season material:

I’m not sure what’s going to happen with the songs, they’re out there right now. We listen to them sometimes, but they may morph into something different that isn’t Mad Season, but we’re not sure yet. It depends on when we have the time, and the interest. We’ve been trying to do stuff with them, but hit a roadblock here and there, except for the Mark Lanegan stuff.

 

Foo Fighters Joined By Led Zeppelin & Queen Members For “Under Pressure” Performance

Foo Fighters were joined by Queen drummer Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones for an epic performance of “Under Pressure” at the Milton Keynes National Bowl last night, with the musicians forming a ‘super-duper-group.’ Jones played keys, and Taylor drummed, while Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins sang vocals.

Grohl said, “Now look, I don’t know if ya’ll ever seen a supergroup, this is a super-duper-group. I don’t even know what to say, because this kind of shit does not happen every day. Let me just tell you that the Foo Fighters right now are living out our rock and roll fantasy with you tonight, wouldn’t you say?

Taylor Hawkins agreed, “Fuckin’ aye.” Hawkins then told Roger Taylor to “go for it, you’re in charge.”

Dave Grohl said that Queen were the first band to perform at Milton Keynes, so it was fitting that Taylor was joining them. The performance also was a semi-Them Crooked Vultures reunion for Grohl and John Paul Jones.



Setlist:
Everlong
Monkey Wrench
Learn to Fly
Something From Nothing
The Pretender
Big Me (slow verson)
Congregation
Walk
Eruption (Van Halen cover) (Snippet during band introduction)
I’m the One (Van Halen cover) (Snippet during band introduction)
Roundabout (Yes cover) (Snippet during band introduction)
Keyboard Solo (during band introduction)
God Save the Queen (Sex Pistols cover) (Snippet during band introduction)
Cold Day in the Sun
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie cover) (with Roger Taylor and John Paul Jones)
All My Life
Times Like These
These Days
White Limo
Arlandria
Breakout
Outside
This Is a Call
DOA (First time since 2012)
For All the Cows
Aurora
Best of You