Surprise performance by Brian Johnson at Madison Square Garden on Friday! Joel introduces him by saying he’s part of one of the best bands he ever saw, then he comes out and jams on You Shook Me All Night Long!
It has been a crazy few hours for Nirvana fans as KiroTv 7 was reporting that Seattle Police were going to reopen the investigation of the death of Kurt Cabain.
Now it appears to all be false.
“Despite an erroneous news report, we have not ‘reopened’ the investigation into the suicide of Kurt Cobain,” the Seattle Police Department tweeted from a verified account.
The rumor was that they were going to reopen the case because some undeveloped photographs from the crime scene were printed. The police went on to clarify on Twitter that the case was only being reviewed in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death.
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International rock stars Green Day will release 18 new tracks to help celebrate record store day on April 18th! No word yet on if the songs will be available as singles or on a full album. However the band did say the new tunes will be on Vinyl, CDs and even cassettes!
Green Day has always been a huge supporter of Record Store Day. In 2009 they released a limited edition reissue of their breakthrough album Dookie on vinyl! I remember being blown away when I heard Dookie for the first time as a kid, so I’m always stoked when these guys are coming out with more new music!
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have signed a deal for a new reality show on AMC that will follow the development of the band’s new arena football team!
This isn’t the first time KISS has been involved in a reality series. A few years back Gene was in “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” which followed the bassist and his family in episodes like “Food vs. Sex” and “Sex and Rock N’ Roll.” The show was successful but went off the air in 2012.
Above is a video that has nothing to do with the football team or reality shows but is just bad ass! Enjoy!
What do you think about that!
It was really great to meet Benedictum singer Veronica Freeman at NAMM 2014. She spoke to me about her influences, songwriting, touring, Benedictum’s new album Obey and her upcoming solo project.
I had the pleasure of “running into” Ray Luzier of Korn and NAMM 2014. He talked to me about the latest Korn album, Paradigm Shift, being inducted into the Hollywood Rockwalk and his latest project, KXM with Kings X singer dUg Pinnick, and Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch.
Gaurav Bali, guitarst for Eve to Adam, chats with Frankie DiVita at NAMM 2014. He talks about playing EVH, their latest album Locked and Loaded, contributing songwriters, touring, working for free and their latest video shoot for the song Immortal.
Art Alexakis from Everclear sat down with me on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at NAMM 2013 to chat about the upcoming Everclear album, his new venture into the world of songwriting instruction at LACM, the Summerland Tour and his solid Everclear lineup.
Guitarist Phil X chats with Frankie DiVita of 96.7 KCAL Rocks about filling in for Richie Sambora on the 2013 “Yes We Can” Bon Jovi Tour, Yahama Guitars, Phil X and the Drills, being a session musician and becoming a dad.