Blur, Stone Roses Lead 2012 Q Awards Nominations
Even though Blur have most likely called it quits and the Stone Roses haven’t released a new album since 1994, each bands is up for two Q Awards this year. The popular British music magazine, which present the awards, announced its nominees earlier today (Sept. 6).
Weezer Launching Summer Camp?
Fresh from the success of their cruise, Weezer are now considering creating an even more unique fan experience. In a recent interview, frontman Rivers Cuomo said the group is considering creating its own form of summer camp.
Billy Corgan Explains Feud with Soundgarden
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 implicatio…
Michael Stipe of R.E.M. Says the Republican Party Wants a ‘Permanent Aristocracy’
The Republican Party are looking to create a permanent aristocracy. That’s what Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and independent filmmaker Tom Gilroy say in a new essay as part of the ’90 Days, 90 Reasons’ project.
Foo Fighters’ Rock the Vote Benefit Announces Opening Acts
Last week we learned that Foo Fighters would be playing a fundraiser for Rock the Vote in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 5. The concert is timed to coincide with the Democratic National Convention that would be taking place in Charlotte at the same time. Now we have learned the other acts that will be on …
Dave Matthews Band to Launch SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel
Beginning Sept. 1, fans of the Dave Matthews Band will have a radio station on SiriusXM dedicated to their favorite act. The service will run throughout the month of September on Sirius channel 142, XM channel 43, and on the SiriusXM app for mobile devices.
Sex Is Always on Dave Matthews’ Mind
‘Away From the World,’ the upcoming album by the Dave Matthews Band, will be released on Sept. 11. In a new interview, the band’s frontman and namesake says that although love is the record’s main theme, sometimes he takes things one step further…
Rare Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana + Pearl Jam Concert Poster Makes Its Way to eBay
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.
Van Decorated by Kurt Cobain Up For Sale on eBay Again
A beat-up 1972 Dodge Sportsman Royal van that used to belong to the Melvins with artwork by Kurt Cobain is currently available for sale on eBay, Rolling Stone is reporting.
Kings of Leon’s Jared Followill, Mona’s Nick Brown Form New Side Project Smoke and Jackal
Smoke and Jackal, a side project of Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill and Nick Brown, the frontman of Nashville-based band Mona, will release their debut EP called, appropriately enough, ‘EP1,’ on Oct. 16 on RCA Records. The first single, ‘No Tell,’ wh…
Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson to Support Rock the Vote
Foo Fighters and Jack Johnson will soon perform separate concerts in support of Rock the Vote, the country’s largest non-partisan voter registration organization.
The Killers Cover Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’
On Saturday night (Aug. 18), the Killers headlined the V Festival in Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England with some help from the next night’s headliner. The Las Vegas-based rock stars covered Oasis‘ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger,’ which was wri…