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4/18/2014
New Foo Fighters album is 'halfway done,' says producer
With all the recent attention focused on Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dave Grohl's current band Foo Fighters has slipped off the radar a little bit. But the group is still hard at work on its eighth studio album, with producer Butch Vig telling U.K. magazine Kerrang!, "We've been recording at some different locations, but we're almost halfway done with the recording and it's going well. It sounds different -- we've thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different ...
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4/18/2014
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic open up about Nirvana performance
Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have spoken with Rolling Stone about the band's performances during and after their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction last Thursday (April 10th), which featured a series of mostly female singers standing in for late frontman Kurt Cobain. Grohl revealed, "We didn't even start talking about playing until about eight weeks ago. It just seemed practically impossible. It was hard to imagine jumping onstage and playing those songs. It takes a little bit of musical preparation, and a lot of emotional preparation."Although they reached out to a number of singers, Joan ...
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4/18/2014
Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson releases solo album, announces fall tour
Out this week is Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson’s latest solo album, called Homo Erraticus. The new album, which is the followup to 2012’s Thick As A Brick 2, also chronicles the exploits of the fictional pre-pubescent character Gerald Bostock -- who made his first appearance on Tull’s 1972 Thick As A Brick album. Anderson, who's kicking off a UK tour at the end of the month, will embark on a 35-date U.S. tour beginning on September 12th in Seattle, Washington and running through November 10th in Montclair, New Jersey.Anderson revealed to Billboard, that the Jethro Tull "brand" is ...
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4/18/2014
John Mellencamp angry over politician's uses of 'Small Town'
John Mellencamp is angered over conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker once again using his 1985 song "Small Town" during his campaign appearances. The Huffington Post reported that back in 2012 Mellencamp publicly separated himself and the message of the song when Walker used "Small Town" without permission during his recall election, which "effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers in Wisconsin." The union law passed despite outcries from such liberal musicians as the late Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, and Billy Bragg. This time around, Mellencamp’s publicist shot hit Gov. Walker an email explaining ...
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4/18/2014
Bruce Springsteen releases 'American Beauty' EP on Saturday
Coming out tomorrow (Saturday, April 19th) in commemoration of Record Store Day is Bruce Springsteen's new American Beauty vinyl EP. Springsteen recently spoke about the set -- which so far, has no digital or CD release date -- telling Rolling Stone: "It's got some nice things on it. This is material from the past decade. Some were demos that I never cut. I believe 'American Beauty' was a demo I made that I didn't end up cutting with Brendan (O'Brien). I believe 'Hurry Up Sundown' was the same thing. The other two songs, one was cut for maybe Magic or ...
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4/18/2014
Beatles Japanese album box set coming in June
We’ve got the British and American Beatles album box sets -- and now coming on June 25th is the "Fab Four's" five-CD set called Meet The Beatles - Japan Box. Beatlefan magazine reported that in commemoration of the Beatles' 50th anniversary of landing in America, Universal Music Japan will issue the box, which will feature the following Japanese edition albums: Meet The Beatles (14 songs); The Beatles' Second Album (14 songs), A Hard Day's Night (14 songs -- same as the original UK version, but different cover photo), Help (14 songs -- same as the original UK version) and the ...
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4/17/2014
AC/DC confirms guitarist Malcolm Young stepping down due to illness
AC/DC has issued a statement confirming widespread reports that founding guitarist Malcolm Young was stepping away from the band due to illness. The statement, however, refuted rumors that the group was breaking up as a result, saying that the legendary Australian act will "continue to make music."The full statement read: "After 40 years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support. In light of this news, AC/DC ...
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4/17/2014
Pete Townshend searching archives for suitable new Who material
With the Who gearing up for their 50th anniversary tour next spring, Pete Townshend is attempting to create a new studio project for him and Roger Daltrey to tie in with the 2015 tour. Townshend revealed to Billboard, "I'm trying to (look) through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganized music (to find possible songs) I’ll be pulling some songs out of (my latest project) Floss to give to Roger to see if we've got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of time, but I'm hoping there will be an album."The band will ...
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4/17/2014
Mick Jagger's daughter posts tribute to L'Wren Scott
Mick Jagger’s youngest daughter, 22-year-old Georgia May Jagger, has broken the family’s silence over the suicide of Mick’s longtime flame, L’Wren Scott, who died last month at the age of 49.Georgia May -- a model, like Scott -- posted a photo of them on her Instagram account with a message that read: "I miss L’wren so much and I am so sad she isn’t here anymore. She was such a big part of my life. I will never forget all the fun times we had together. She was part of our family and always will be. Rest in peace."
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4/17/2014
Soundgarden releases demo version of 'Black Hole Sun'
Soundgarden has posted a previously unreleased demo version of its biggest hit, "Black Hole Sun," online at Pitchfork.com. The track is taken from the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of 1994's Superunknown, the Seattle quartet's fourth studio album. The disc remains the band's biggest seller and was their major commercial breakthrough.Singer Chris Cornell told us why Superunknown was a major turning point for Soundgarden: "I think it's an accomplishment and I'm proud of us for having done it. And I think it also transformed us in a lot of ways. It informed and spoke to who we would be later ...
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