Billy Corgan Explains Feud with Soundgarden
It’s been a while since Billy Corgan last made headlines for getting into a slap fight with another band. We figured maybe he had decided to lay low as he prepares for the Smashing Pumpkins‘ upcoming tour, but most likely, it’s because he’s run out of bands to complain about. That was the implication last Friday (Aug. 31), when Corgan went on the radio to clarify his recent remarks about Soundgard
Pearl Jam’s 1996 American Music Award Sells for $5,500 on eBay
An American Music Award given to Pearl Jam has sold for $5,500 via an auction on eBay.
Dave Grohl To Direct and Produce Documentary About Famous Recording Studio
Sound City Studios, the Van Nuys, Calif. recording facility which saw the birth of many legendary albums, will be the subject of a new documentary produced and directed by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters. Grohl’s association with the studio goes all the way back to the beginning of his recording career, when Nirvana recorded ‘Nevermind...
The Black Keys Eat Barbecue With Tony Bourdain On Travel Channel’s ‘No Reservations’
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, better known as the Black Keys, appeared on the Travel Channel’s ‘No Reservations’ food-and-travel show. However, instead of looking for the best restaurants in the Black Keys’ hometown of Akron, Ohio, the duo and host Anthony Bourdain instead visited the Woodyard Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Mo.
Pixies Offer Free Download of 2004 Coachella Performance
With a few days until the second weekend of Coachella, the Pixies have decided to offer a four-song sampling of their 2004 concert at the festival in Indio, Calif. The EP can be downloaded from their website. The Pixies’ triumphant appearance at Coachella was their highest-profile concert since re-forming earlier in the year...
Red Hot Chili Peppers to Play Free Concert in Cleveland
Although you wouldn’t necessarily guess their politics by such songs as ‘Suck My Kiss’ and ‘Californication,’ the Red Hot Chili Peppers are big supporters of President Barack Obama. This Sunday (April 15). they will be donating their time to put on a free concert for campaign volunteers at the Cleveland House of Blues, the Plain-Dealer reported Monday (April 9).
Green Day Releases Inside-The-Studio Videos
Ever since Valentine’s Day, Green Day have been holed up in the studio recording the follow-up to 2009′s ’21st Century Breakdown.’ Throughout this time, they’ve taken some time to give their fans a behind-the-scenes look at the new work by uploaded a video to YouTube roughly once a week...
Beastie Boys’ Mike Diamond to Curate Visual Art Exhibition
Mike Diamond, aka Mike D of the Beastie Boys, has brought together some of his favorite visual artists for an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The show, ‘Transmission L.A.: AV Club,’ will run from April 20 to May 6.
Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket to Appear on New John Fogerty Record
Generations of rock musicians will collide in the fall when John Fogerty, the legendary frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revivial, will release ‘Wrote A Song For Everyone.’ The album features Fogerty re-recording some of his classic songs with an assortment of performers from the pop, rock and country genres.
Soundgarden Preview ‘Live To Rise’ from ‘Avengers’ Movie
We’ve waited 15 years for something new from Soundgarden (we’re gonna pretend Audioslave and Chris Cornell’s collaboration with Timbaland never happened), and it’s been two years since they announced their reunion. So naturally we were thrilled this morning when Chris Cornell tweeted a preview of their new song, ‘Live to Rise,’ which will appear in the upcoming movie ‘The Avengers.’
Cake Premiere Fan-Shot Video For ‘The Winter’
Never a band to settle for traditionalism, Cake‘s video for ‘The Winter’ was shot entirely by their fans. On March 20, the band released the video, which features the band’s audience lip-syncing the song.