The classic William Shakespeare story of ‘Hamlet’ received a grunge-style update over the weekend. The production crew at New York City’s HERE have added the music of Pearl Jam to their ‘Hamlet’ remake entitled ‘A King Of Infinite Space.’
In news that will surprise no one, Courtney Love is once again involved in a legal battle. This time she is being sued by her ex-assistant, who claims the Hole frontwoman still owes her money for her services and was under great stress due to Love’s “unethical requests.”
After a successful run in composing the scores for the films ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,’ Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor can add another title to his list. This time Reznor has created the theme for the upcoming video game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II.’
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have accomplished a lot in their almost 30-year career. They have sold over 65 million albums worldwide, sold out venues everywhere and were just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, the band can add a first to their impressive list when they perform live in Israel later this year.
The Smashing Pumpkins and EMI Music are continuing their ambitious reissue campaign with the band’s entire catalog. The new entry into the series is the unlikely platinum-selling compilation disc, ‘Pisces Iscariot,’ which is set to be released later this month.
In what seemed like stars were aligning in Amsterdam over the weekend, mega rock stars Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty were on stage together to perform two of the latter’s songs. Watch fan footage of the Pearl Jam leader join Petty and his Heartbreakers on ‘The Waiting’ and ‘American Girl’ below.
The Smashing Pumpkins broke new ground when they released their double-disc, epic ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’ back in 1995. Now, Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan claims that a deluxe edition of ‘Mellon Collie’ could contain material from up to 75 unreleased tracks.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins will portray punk legend Iggy Pop in the upcoming film based on the legendary New York club CBGB. Actors have also been cast to play Patti Smith, Dee Dee Ramone and Richard Hell.
In what was to be expected, sales of the Beastie Boys‘ music catalog have skyrocketed since the May 4 death of founding member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch. The group’s album sales saw an increase of a whopping 1,235% in just two days since Yauch’s passing.
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