Citing drummer Travis Barker’s emergency tonsillectomy, the members of Blink-182 have announced the cancellation of all concert appearances for the month of May, including their scheduled May 19 set at the Bamboozle in Asbury Park, N.J.
Most hip-hop fans are probably aware of the way early records made liberal use of samples — until a wave of copyright lawsuits changed everything in the late ’80s, right around the time the Beastie Boys‘ groundbreaking, sample-heavy second album ‘Paul’s Boutique’ was released. What they may not realize, however, is that those lawsuits are still going on; in fact, a new one was filed just last week — two days before Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauchpassed away.
It might have taken them 15 years to get around to it, but now that the members of Soundgarden are back together and making new music, it sounds like their next album could be in stores relatively quickly — say, as soon as October 2012.
Whether or not we believe in the concept of guilty musical pleasures, most of us enjoy a few songs and artists that we’d rather not be caught listening to — and rock’s biggest acts are no different, as evidenced by a recent Fuse piece that asked famous rockers to share the darkest secrets of their personal playlists.
Believe it or not, Stone Temple Pilots‘ debut record turns 20 this year — and to celebrate, the band will join the “complete albums performed live” craze by heading out on the road and playing the disc from start to finish.
If you’ve ever talked yourself out of doing something you really wanted to do because some part of you believed you wouldn’t be able to do it, just go ahead and slap yourself right now — and then watch this amazing video, which proves that we can overcome pretty much any obstacle if we’re determined enough.
Well, this is disturbing. Following his February arrest for allegations of child sex abuse, former Cake drummer Pete McNeal is standing trial, and the proceedings have already dredged up some details of the events that led to his current legal predicament.
Up until now, if you wanted to play a guitar with Zakk Wylde‘s signature bullseye graphic on it, your only choices were to either buy an Epiphone or paint the logo on your own instrument. If neither of those choices appeal to you, good news: Zakk has teamed up with Gibson to create the axe known as the Zakk Wylde Les Paul Custom Vertigo.
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