Dust off the shoulder pads and launder the leg warmers: Two notorious but reasonably awesome 80s British bands – The Cult (“She Sells Sanctuary”) and Public Image Limited (“Rise,” “This Is Not a Love Song”) – are set to return with new albums next year.
Pop quiz: what do Canucks Bryan Adams and Pamela Anderson, rockers Sir Paul McCartney, Joan Jett and Chrissie Hynde, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actors Woody Harrelson and Natalie Portman all have in common?
They are all committed vegetarians about to be immortalized on U.S. stamps organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) just in time for the holidays.
It’s a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Slipknot and Stone Sour screamer Corey Taylor – currently on a solo tour and promoting a “manifesto” (otherwise known as a “book” to us little people) titled Seven Deadly Sins – has hammered Scott Weiland as a “lazy piece of s---,” specifically attacking the ex-STP/Velvet Revolver singer’s just-released Christmas album.
As if the soon-to-be-launched BISHA hotel/condo development in downtown Toronto wasn’t already über-hip by association - thanks to the involvement of legendary nightclub and restaurant impresario Charles Khabouth (La Société, Guvernment) - the project now will feature a floor designed by fashionista rocker Lenny Kravitz.
Maybe writing his just-released, warts-and-all memoir, No Regrets, left his arm weak. But former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has been sidelined with a fractured left wrist after apparently taking a tumble at his home last week.
As such, the guitarist has been forced to cancel an upcoming UK tour and, presumably, any more in-store appearances promoting No Regrets, which contains multiple startling revelations… even by 70s-era rock and roll standards. Among them:
Have a Goth or industrial music fan on your holiday shopping list? Then this news will warm your heart… and theirs.
Rare, limited edition Nine Inch Nails memorabilia – including tour posters, vinyl records, DVDs, T-shirts, photo books and the like, autographed by Trent Reznor and other band members - is being auctioned off to raise money for charity.
We already knew Black Sabbath, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead and Roger Waters were hitting the road and playing stadiums in 2012; exciting stuff for sure.
But imagine a concert season that might also potentially include the Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Madonna, the Who, Dave Matthews Band, Lady Gaga, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Coldplay and Phish. That’d be worth extending a line of credit – and maybe crisscrossing the country - for.
File under, ‘really?’ Courtney Love has apparently offered up Nirvana songs for use on UK reality show The X Factor.
Love tweeted show producer Simon Cowell and seemed to suggest that Irish contestant Janet Devlin could sing one of her late husband Kurt Cobain’s songs on the talent show. The Hole frontwoman wrote: "@SimonCowell you want some Nirvana songs? @JanetJealousy is from same town as Kurt? I have the perfect idea for that, call me babe."
When he finally grows tired of doing the rock and roll thing, Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine might have a second career as an evangelist. Make that a miracle evangelist who heals the sick, Benny Hinn-style.
In a recent interview with SPIN, where Mustaine was asked to list his 10 Most Prized Possessions, Mustaine reveals that he helped prolong the life of a Megadeth fan with throat cancer with a touch of his hands. Really.
This isn’t groundbreaking news but it is sort of sweet. Singer Bret Michaels’ reworking of the classic Poison song “Every Rose Has Its Thorns” – which he performed with altered lyrics as a salute to outgoing TV personality Regis Philbin on Live! With Regis and Kelly last week – is now available on iTunes.