Green Day Unveil Details of Billie Joe Armstrong’s Recent Hospitalization
It’s been a whirlwind few days for the members of Green Day, who have gone from Italy — where they saw frontman Billie Joe Armstrong admitted to the hospital — to Los Angeles, where they’re prepping for their appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Sept. 6).
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.
Nikki Sixx: No Definite Plan in Place for Next Motley Crue Album
Just because Motley Crue dropped their new single ‘Sex’ this year, that doesn’t mean a full-length album is in the works. In fact, Nikki Sixx says the band doesn’t even know when it’ll get back to the studio, meaning we may have to reconsider the band’s inclusion on our 10 Most Anticipated 2013 Rock Albums.
‘Melvan’ Featuring Artwork by Kurt Cobain Sells for $24,701 on eBay
As an automobile, this 1972 Dodge van has seen better days. But as a pop culture artifact, it’s worth over $20,000, thanks to some scribbling Kurt Cobain did on the side during his stint as a roadie for sludge metal pioneers the Melvins.
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.
Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden Reunion Is for the Money
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has been talking trash about just everyone in music this year, and now beloved grunge goliaths Soundgarden are no exception.
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.
Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy for Unlicensed Use of Songs; Adam Yauch’s Will Forbids His Music in Ads
The surviving Beastie Boys and the estate of late member Adam Yauch have filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy for the unauthorized use of their music in a new promotional campaign — and as the recently filed will of Yauch makes clear, the group will never agree to license its songs for ads.
Duff McKagan + Mike McCready Lend Their Talents to Seattle Supergroup Walking Papers
When Jeff Angell and Barrett Martin decided to form a new band, they didn’t have to look very far for support. As two longtime members of the Seattle music scene, with time served in bands like Mad Season and Screaming Trees, they only needed to reach out to some old friends. Some very famous old friends.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl to Be Featured in ‘Teachers Rock’ TV Special
When you’re on summer vacation from school, your teachers are probably the last thing you want to think about, but come Aug. 18, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will join some other famous faces to pay tribute to educators in the new CBS special ‘Teachers Rock.’
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Joins ‘The Voice’ as Mentor
Because writing and recording a triple-album set — and then touring behind it — apparently isn’t enough to keep him busy, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined NBC’s reality singing competition series ‘The Voice’ as a mentor.
Green Day Reveal How the Crotch Influenced New Single ‘Oh Love’
Sometimes, what feels like love turns out to be nothing more than well-disguised lust — and that seems to be the feeling behind Green Day‘s latest single, at least if the band’s latest statements are anything to go by.