Few things are as aggravating as screaming children on cross-country flights, or the ones who remain quiet all the while booting your chair with rhythmic incessancy. A couple with 14 week old twin boys was more than aware of this fact and as a pre-emptive measure when flying cross-country from San Francisco, they handed out plastic bags of candy to fellow passengers to placate them in anticipation of the infants crying, screaming or causing other annoyances.
It was a rock and rap collision last night (Sept. 2) in the City of Brotherly Love when Pearl Jam were joined onstage by rapper (and festival creator/curator) Jay-Z for his 2004 smash hit ’99 Problems.’ Pearl Jam were headlining the final night of the first-ever Made in America Festival, held in Philadelphia, when this meeting of musical minds took place.
There’s an old saying that if it’s too loud, you’re too old. However, we’re not so sure that adage applies to the New Hampshire town in this particular case, where a woman was arrested after blaring AC/DC‘s anthem ‘Highway to Hell’ at 1AM.
Wounded warriors that may have lost a limb or suffered an injury while serving our county can find a renewed purpose in life and engage in physical activity. The Heroes Project is making sure of that, as it works to help combat-injured vets overcome their individual circumstances by climbing the highest peaks in the world. That’s not only a “feel good” mission but an incredibly badass one as well.
If you’re a Green Day fan, then the next several months are going to be good ones for you, as the band is flooding the marketplace with material. Not all of it is new, either. Ahead of the trio’s upcoming trilogy -’Green Day ¡Uno!’ (Sept. 25), ‘Green Day ¡Dos!’ (Nov. 13) and ‘Green Day ¡Tré!’ (Jan. 15)- the band is also planning a career-spanning, eight-CD box set, due Sept. 4.
No Use for a Name vocalist/guitarist Tony Sly passed away on July 31. He was just 41 years old. As of press time, the cause of Sly’s death has not been revealed. Fat Wreck Chords, the punk band’s longtime label, confirmed the news of Sly’s passing via a post on their website, including a statement from label owner Fat Mike.
Metallica debuted their new stage set up, which commemorates three decade of history, last night (July 28) in Mexico City during the first of eight shows at Palacio de los Deportes. During the performance of ‘Enter Sandman,’ one of the onstage flare launchers malfunctioned. Two stagehands inspected them, only to be engulfed in a huge flame. You can see video of the pyro-gone-wrong below, with one man appearing to be completely on fire at the bottom left.
The 2012 Summer Olympics officially kicked into high gear in London this evening (July 27). The celebration began with the opening ceremony, which was flavored with plenty of hearty rock ‘n’ roll, including a high-octane, unforgettable performance by the Arctic Monkeys. The band performed their chart-topping song ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’ along with their cover of the Beatles‘ ‘Come Together.’
Miracles do happen. A church pastor who counseled parents post-Columbine has offered a detailed update about the status and prognosis of one of the victims of last week’s Aurora, CO massacre at a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’
The victim survived due to a brain defect that she didn’t even know she had.
Fresh off their recent premiere of the song ‘Drink Drank Drunk‘ here at Loudwire, Hellyeah are now streaming their brand new album ‘Band of Brothers,’ which drops July 17, in full. You can listen to every single one of the album’s 11 tracks by clicking the button below.
Lokesh Simon James hit Bliss Cabaret, a strip joint in Clearwater, back in March, spending three hours and $600. That’s a pretty steep bill and probably bought him a couple of lap dances and drinks, along with some tips. No big deal, right? Wrong. When he checked his credit card statement a few days later, he discovered a $50,000 charge from the strip club.
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