It’s been a while since Billy Corgan last made headlines for getting into a slap fight with another band. We figured maybe he had decided to lay low as he prepares for the Smashing Pumpkins‘ upcoming tour, but most likely, it’s because he’s run out of bands to complain about. That was the implication last Friday (Aug. 31), when Corgan went on the radio to clarify his recent remarks about Soundgarden.
A poster advertising a New Years Eve 1991 concert featuring three of the most important bands of the 1990s — the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Pearl Jam — recently sold for $149.99 via auction on eBay.
Nearly every music lover has dreamed of meeting their favorite group before a concert and being asked if they had any special requests. Pearl Jam have done even better than that. For their June 27 show, they chose a longtime member of their fan club and had him create the entire set list for the performance.
Although Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters grew up outside the Washington, D.C., area and is closely associated with the Seattle scene, he spent the first few years of his life in Warren, Ohio. On Saturday (July 7), the small city in northeastern Ohio will honor its native son in an inventive way.
A jukebox is built around a simple concept: Give it some money, choose a song or songs from its selection and you can sing and dance along while it plays. A rock concert is built on a similar concept, except that, for much more money, you get to sing and dance. And if you’re close enough to the stage, you can shout out a song to the band in the hope that they will play them. It’s been known to happen.
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, better known as the Black Keys, appeared on the Travel Channel’s ‘No Reservations’ food-and-travel show. However, instead of looking for the best restaurants in the Black Keys’ hometown of Akron, Ohio, the duo and host Anthony Bourdain instead visited the Woodyard Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Mo.
Although you wouldn’t necessarily guess their politics by such songs as ‘Suck My Kiss’ and ‘Californication,’ the Red Hot Chili Peppers are big supporters of President Barack Obama. This Sunday (April 15). they will be donating their time to put on a free concert for campaign volunteers at the Cleveland House of Blues, the Plain-Dealer reported Monday (April 9).
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