Many musicians were saddened to learn about the death of legendary Booker T. and the MGs bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn‘s earlier this week. Pearl Jam‘s Jeff Ament is the latest to give his praise for the impact Dunn had on his career.
Country music icon Willie Nelson has a new album out today (May 15) called ‘Heroes.’ The disc contains classic country songs, his own original work and unexpected covers. One of those covers includes Pearl Jam‘s 2009 single ‘Just Breath.’ Watch Nelson perform the song with his band live below.
Veteran rockers the Wallflowers have been out of action for quite some time after going on hiatus in 2007. The band will release a new as-yet-untitled album in 2012 through Columbia Records, their first since 2005′s ‘Rebel, Sweetheart.’
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.
The Smashing Pumpkins, well more specifically Billy Corgan, have seen it all in the band’s 24-year existence. From earth-shattering success to bitter breakups, Corgan has weathered the storm longer than most of his peers. With a new Pumpkins album entitled ‘Oceania’ on the horizon, the musician has shed some light on the disc.
Footage of Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain singing with his wife Courtney Love has made its way on the Internet. Grunge’s first couple can be seen in a never-before-released duet called ‘Stinking of You’ which you can watch below.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is wrapping up its second of two sold-out weekends today (April 22). This year marks the fifth Coachella appearance for the Black Keys, and the first as headliners. Seeing as they worked their way up the lineup over the years, the Akron, Ohio duo believes it has made them “super-tough.”
Even though the Red Hot Chili Peppers are in the midst of a massive spring tour, they have a big weekend ahead of them. The Grammy Award winners will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday night. The Chili Peppers are looking forward to paying tribute to past members who helped shape the legacy of the band.
Today (April 5) marks the 18th anniversary of Kurt Cobain‘s death. There have been countless theories about the former Nirvana leader’s suicide inside his Seattle home on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27, and how rock history would have been different had he lived. One person who has a pretty good idea is Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love.
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