With its most recent album, ‘Collapse Into Now,’ a mere four months old, R.E.M. is already in an Athens, Georgia studio working on the follow-up — and fans can follow their progress via a series of snapshots that singer Michael Stipe is posting along the way.
Poison frontman Bret Michaels is currently on the road with Mötley Crüe and the New York Dolls, but he’s never too busy to make an appearance on a reality television show — not even ‘Celebrity Ghost Stories.’
A little rock ‘n’ roll attitude and a whole lot of makeup can go a long, long way. Just ask the members of Twisted Sister. As Jack FM prepares for yet another Awesome 80's Weekend starting Friday Morning at 9 am, Twisted Sister is getting ready to celebrate their 40th anniversary next year — and are gearing up for the release of a double live DVD, fittingly titled ‘Double Live: Northstage Theatre 1982 / New York Steel Benefit show 2001.’
During a set list that also included covers of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and Poison’s ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn’ (she recorded the latter for her most recent release, 2010′s ‘Can’t Be Tamed’), Cyrus slowed things down for ‘Landslide,’ an oft-covered hit from Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 self-titled album.
“We were really burned out, and when we started trying to write again it just wasn’t time yet,” said guitarist Paul Phillip in a recent Billboard interview. “We had been doing (AC/DC’s) ‘TNT’ and (the Steve Miller Band’s) ‘The Joker’ and had so much fun with those that one thing led to another, and we decided to make a covers record. It was just something fun to do, and we had a blast.”
Take three former members of Nirvana, put them together on a stage with their instruments and a stack of amps, and what do you get? The rock ‘n’ roll reunion of the decade — albeit one that played only briefly, and for an audience of one.
It all happened when lead Foo Fighter and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl invited his old compadre, bassist Krist Novoselic, to come out for a Foos show. During pre-concert rehearsals, as the two were warming up with Foo Fighters/ex-Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear, Grohl realized something special was about to happen.
In an interview with the UK’s Daily Mail, Meic Stevens recounted the last night of Hendrix’s life, saying he “was drinking lager or some kind of beer and he just poured the wine in to the pint glass. I don’t think he had ever drunk red wine before — he didn’t know how to drink it. He seemed okay. He seemed to be alright. But the next day I woke up late and somebody phoned and said Jimi’s dead. Apparently he choked on his own vomit.”
For alt-rock fans with long memories, Johnny Depp isn’t just a world-famous actor, he’s also the guy who played guitar and bass for Butthole Surfer frontman Gibby Haynes’ short-lived group P. But for pretty much everyone else, the sight of Depp rocking out with Alice Cooper on a London stage comes as a shock.
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