Found 109 posts tagged as "News of the weird"
These days, legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper is more of a threat on the links than he is on stage. Still, perceptions die hard, and the Arizona-based golf enthusiast’s new haunted house attraction - set to be unveiled next month at Universal Studios Hollywood and based on his landmark 1976 album, Alice Cooper Goes to Hell - looks 18 kinds of creepy… and that’s in the broad daylight.
In the dark with scary music and dramatic lighting, it’ll be downright terrifying and well worth the trip to Cali (as if we needed more reason to head west).
Quick – when someone says AC/DC, what do you immediately think of? Righteous rock? Guitarist dressed like school boy? "Hell’s Bells?" All correct, and yet an early (and sadly doomed) flirtation with bagpipes – yes bagpipes – has landed the wee Aussie maulers a prime place in Australia's National Registry of Recorded Sound.
File under “Ew.” Also, “How much??” A pair of Elvis Presley's apparently pee-stained underpants are set to go up for auction in England next month. Really, is nothing sacred? And would they be worth less clean?
Ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a rock and roll girlfriend when her man is on the road and surrounded by temptation? Courtney Bingham, girlfriend of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx offers some insight.
Somewhere, the members of Nickelback are smiling. The much-maligned Alberta rockers have often been cited as bland by cooler-than-thou acts such as the Black Keys. But that duo, along with similar so-called “hipster” darlings including Bon Iver, Montreal’s the Arcade Fire, MGMT, The Decemberists, Death Cab For Cutie and TV on the Radio have been slammed by L.A. Weekly as among the "worst hipster bands" performing today.
You just knew the engagement announcement between punk-pop singer and pride of Napanee, ON Avril Lavigne and Nickelback screamer and pride of Hanna, AB Chad Kroeger was going to send the interweb into a frenzy, and it has, with pundits alternately mocking and supporting the couple with gusto and many bad puns.
What is it with all these apparent child prodigies nailing rock and roll classics suddenly? We’ve seen six-year-olds slaying the Foo Fighters and Brit kiddos conquering Metallica. Heck, I think I just stepped on a teensy guitarist. Now we have a five-year-old kicking butt on Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.”
The dubious trend of music-themed cruises has officially reached insane proportions. (Docked in Crazy Town?)
On the heels of the “Rock Legends II” cruise (with Foreigner, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, 38 Special and others performing at sea), the “Soul Train Cruise” (Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays, Kool & The Gang, War) and the “Kenny G Cruise” (*blogger shudders visibly, shakes tiny fist at the sky*) comes the Cruise for Beatles Fans.
Rock and roll feuds are usually pretty well documented (see: Slash vs. Axl, Noel vs. Liam, Nickelback vs. Black Keys, Ozzy/Sharon vs. everybody) but one that apparently fell off the radar (mine anyways) is one that’s been simmering for decades between motormouth Skid Row screamer Sebastian Bach and Jon Bon Jovi. And no sooner has it surfaced, it’s been resolved.
This might be something to watch, precedent-wise. Lawyers for corporate behemoths Pizza Hut and the Home Depot are denying that a pair of ads improperly used music by righteous American blooze rockers the Black Keys.