Billy Corgan Planning Memoir, New Smashing Pumpkins Album
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is rarely at a loss for words, and he’s clearly not shy about sharing his thoughts — so it comes as no surprise that he’s working on a memoir.
Liam Gallagher: ‘I’d Like to Party with Prince Harry’
Tongues were wagging following Prince Harry’s recent scandal-plagued weekend in Las Vegas, which included various controlled substances and photographed debauchery. But Beady Eye frontman and former Oasis member Liam Gallagher doesn’t think Harry did anything wrong — in fact, he’d like to be invited next time.
Baroness Members Remain Hospitalized After Bus Crash
They still have a way to go, but the prognosis appears encouraging for most of the people injured in the horrific accident that sent a tour bus carrying members of the Georgia-based band Baroness and their crew plunging over a British viaduct.
Tears for Fears vs. Nine Inch Nails – Song Parallels
Before they topped the charts by sowing the seeds of love, the guys in Tears for Fears used synths and stomping beats to exorcise emotional demons — and before he became an Oscar-winning composer, so did Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. As it turns out, that isn’t all they have in common.
Anthrax Song ‘Got the Time’ Played on Mars
It’s been said that in space, no one can hear you scream. But NASA’s Curiosity Rover has proven an exception to the rule with its eclectic playlist of wakeup music, which includes Anthrax‘s cover of Joe Jackson’s ‘Got the Time.’
Axl Rose Suffers Partial Defeat in ‘Guitar Hero’ Lawsuit
Axl Rose‘s ongoing quest to wrest a $20 million judgment from video game makers Activision was dealt a setback yesterday (August 14), when a judge indicated Rose’s allegations of fraud would be dismissed — but he allowed another claim in the suit to stand, leaving the legal battle open for another round.
Ronnie James Dio’s Childhood Home Up for Sale on eBay
If you’ve got about $100,000 to burn, want to own a piece of rock ‘n’ roll history, and don’t mind relocating to upstate New York, good news: You can enter the bidding to own the house that metal legend Ronnie James Dio grew up in.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Kick Off B-Side Releases with ‘Strange Man’ and ‘Long Progression’
They told you they had a bunch of B-sides stored up in the vaults and ready to release, and now the Red Hot Chili Peppers are starting to dole out all those goodies they promised — beginning with the new 7″ single ‘Strange Man’ and ‘Long Progression.’
The Cult Survive Bus Crash in Croatia
For a lot of people, the experience of riding on a bus in Croatia would probably be at least mildly disconcerting all by itself, but members of veteran rock band the Cult took things one step further this week by narrowly escaping serious harm — or worse — in an early morning automotive accident.
Green Day to Induct Guns N’ Roses Into Rock Hall
It doesn’t look like Guns N’ Roses fans will be getting the reunion they’ve been waiting for when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next Saturday (April 14). But they can take some small consolation in the knowledge that one of the biggest bands of the last 20 years will be welcoming Guns into the Hall.
Slash Trying to Put Feud With Axl Rose to Rest
The end of the year tends to be a reflective time for most people — a time of looking back at where we’ve been, assessing what we’ve learned, and looking toward the future. And even though he might have a cooler hat collection (not to mention more guitar-playing ability) than most of us, Slash is no different — as evidenced by his recent column for Esquire, titled ‘What I’ve Learned.’
Puddle of Mudd Covers Led Zeppelin, Elton John, and More on New Album [VIDEO]
When they entered the studio to work on songs for a follow-up to 2009′s ‘Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate,’ Puddle of Mudd had a hard time finding the inspiration for new material — so they decided just to have fun playing some of their favorite tunes by other artists. “We were really burned out, and when we started trying to write again it just wasn’t time yet,” said guitarist Paul P