Smashing Pumpkins Announce ‘Oceania’ Release Date
While Billy Corgan‘s desire to be an ‘American Idol’ judge remains unfulfilled, Smashing Pumpkins fans still have something to look forward to — a June 18 release date has been announced for ‘Oceania,’ the band’s first album since 2007′s ‘Zeitgeist.’
Chris Cornell To Play Fundraiser For President Obama In San Francisco
Grammy-winning Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has signed on to perform a Feb. 16 benefit show in San Francisco to raise money for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The event will take place at the the historic Regency Center reception hall.
Hulk Hogan: I Almost Played Bass For Metallica
Hulk Hogan really rocked it in the ring back in the day, but did you know that the former wrestling champ almost rocked out with Metallica? The Hulkster, who before his professional wrestling career played bass in a Floridian rock band called Ruckus, claims that drummer Lars Ulrich once offered him the opportunity to join Metallica.
Jerry Cantrell Runs Alice In Chains Fantasy Football League For Charity
Are you ready for some fantasy football? Jerry Cantrell is best known as the scorching guitarist of Alice in Chains, but some fans also know him for one of his favorite hobbies: fanstasy football. For three years now, Cantrell has run the AIC & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League, which features fellow musicians, athletes and friends playing against each other to raise money for charity.
Pearl Jam Donate $50,000 To ‘Blessings In A Backpack’ Program
Pearl Jam celebrated a special anniversary in September when they rolled into Alpine Valley’s Music Theater in Wisconsin for their PJ20 festival, and now they have something special planned for needy children in the area. The band has pledged to donate $50,000 to Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that provides weekend meals for students who qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Pro
Nickelback Take Backlash In Stride
When it was announced that Nickelback would perform during halftime of the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions NFL game on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit, a group of ‘Back haters started an online petition seeking a different act for entertainment. It’s just the latest in a steady stream of disses directed at the band — yet despite all the Nickelback bashing that goes on, the band members’ feelings d
Foo Fighters And Joan Jett Rock ‘Letterman’ And Madison Square Garden [Video]
Foo Fighters hooked up with veteran rocker Joan Jett last night (Nov. 15) on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman,’ tearing through a raucous version of the title track from the rock goddess’ 1989 solo debut album, ‘Bad Reputation.’
Courtney Love Trashes Dave Grohl Further In Explanation Of Onstage Rant [Video][NSFW]
We reported earlier that Courtney Love really went off the deep end during a Hole concert at the SWU festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the weekend, stripping off her clothes and using the stage as a bully pulpit to rail against Foo Fighters frontman / former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.
Slash Talks Solo Album, Velvet Revolver and Guns N’ Roses’ Potential Rock Hall Nod
Slash is eyeing an April release for his next solo album, which he recently began recording at Barefoot Recording in Hollywood, Calif., with singer Myles Kennedy and the rest of the band that backed him on tour to promote his 2010 eponymous solo debut album ...
Smashing Pumpkins Readying Deluxe Reissues Of First Two Albums
The Smashing Pumpkins‘ legacy will be honored later this year when their first two albums — 1991′s ‘Gish’ and 1993′s ‘Siamese Dream’ — will be reissued in a variety of formats, including CD, deluxe two-CD/DVD, vinyl LP and digital configurations.