Posted: 30 June, 2015

Faith No More Covers Fooies' "All My Life"

The Foo Fighters covers continues with Faith No More getting in on the action in Belgium.

Faith No More - All My Life / Midlife Crisis (Partial Foo Fighters cover) Rock Werchter 2015


When Dave Grohl broke his leg a week or so ago it was one of the most bad-ass rock acts we've seen in a long time.

It was great for the Swedish fans at the time but has since left all of the other festivals after that with a massive Foo Fighters sized hole in their line-up.

Despite this hole, there's a lot of great bands going about filling it up and doing a damn good job but being good guys and gals they've been paying homage to their fallen friends during their sets.

We recent saw Florence do her bit at Glasto and now it's Faith No More's turn covering Fooies classic "All My Life" at Rock Werchter in Belgium.

 

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Posted: 29 June, 2015

Florence Cover Fooies & More From Glasto 2015

Here's all the highlights and lowlights of Glastonbury 2015.

Florence + The Machine - Times Like These (Foo Fighters Cover) Glastonbury 2015


It's one of the biggest festivals in the world and over the past few days, Glastonbury 2015 has been entertaining Britain and all the people who've travelled over for the five day bender.

While we had to sit back and admire it from afar there were a lot of great highlights from this years fest.

We were looking forward to the Fooies do their thing, closing the mainstage on the first night but after Dave went and broke his leg (yeah nice one Dave!) we had to let Florence do the job instead.

Luckily she had something up her sleeve for all the disappointed Fooies fans out there, a brilliant cover of their classic "Times Like These".



(The view of Glastonbury 2015 from above)

Hightlights and lowlights

Motörhead killed it with a great set full of classic tunes.

Motörhead - Ace of Spades (Glastonbury 2015)

 

Controversial rapper Kanye West tries his best to appeal to the crowd with this awful cover of Queen.

Kanye West Performs Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen [Glastonbury 2015]

 

A daredevil fence jumper took things to the next level by paragliding over the fence. Despite his equipment being confiscated, he was allowed to stay in the festival!


(Photo via dailymail.co/uk - Credit: Richard Isaac/LNP)

 

English rocker James Bay playes his most famous track, "Hold Back The River"

James Bay - Hold Back The River (Glastonbury 2015)

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Tags: Glastonbury 2015, Foo Fighters, Florence + the Machine

Posted: 29 June, 2015

Custard Announce First New Music Since '99

The indie-rock boys from Brissie have announced a new aptly titled album.

Come Back, All Is Forgiven is the new, aptly named title for the upcoming Custard album.... that's right... Custard!

The Brisbane indie-rockers who were one of the major figures of the 90s indie-rock sound alongside bands like Regurgitator and TISM.

This return will see the band making it's first LP since 1999's Loverama and comes alongside a massive return on 90s acts like the Regurgitator and Jebediah who're either back in the studio or going on tours.

In an interview with The Courier Mail, drummer Glenn Thompson commented to the new allbum saying, "the sound you get; it could be an album we put out in 2001" - revealing that the band will be sticking to the sound we know and love.

The album is done and dusted and it looks like the band will be out on tour by the end of the year.

Custard - Apartment

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Tags: Custard, New Album

Posted: 26 June, 2015

VIDEO: Robert Plant Live

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters rework Led Zeppelin classics at Bonnaroo

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters were the must-see act at the legendary Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, USA.

Fortunately for most of us that couldn’t make it, Redbull TV were there to capture the gig.

Watch below as Plant rips into a new spin on his classic Led Zeppelin song, ‘Rock N’ Roll’:

 

But the magic didn’t stop there, watch the video below, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters blend Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘No Place To Go’ with Led Zeppelin’s ‘Dazed and Confused’.



You can play more acts from Bonnaroo 2015 at Redbull TV, including Ben Harper, Ben Folds, Gary Clark Jr, Royal Blood and more!

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Tags: Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin, Bonnaroo, Live Music

Posted: 25 June, 2015

Killer Vinyl Collection

When your vinyl collection can kill, you may just have enough.

(Image by Derrick Tuskan)

So it turns out that there is such as thing as too many vinyls – who would have guessed?!

The second story of an op-shop in San Diego collapsed under the weight of their hefty vinyl collection, leaving smashed CD’s, vinyl’s and merch scattered all over the streets and an entire building in ruins.

Luckily no one was in the store at the time and there were no injuries. But the poor owner, having just moved into the location, has now been left without a paddle up the proverbial creek.

Check out some of the massacre below.

Vinyl record store collapse report via KGTV:

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Posted: 25 June, 2015

Grandparents At Bonnaroo

"I'm going to be high as a kite when I walk out of here tonight!"

(Screenshot via Funny Or Die)

What happens when you take a group of 70 year old music festival virgins  and shove them smack bang in the middle of one of the world’s biggest and wildest music festivals?

Funny or Die found out when they took 4 unassuming grandparents to Bonnaroo and documented their adventures.

“Do you guys expect you’re going to see some stuff you’ve never seen before?” asks the cameramen.

To which 79 year old Denny quips, “Oh, I’ve already seen some stuff…”.

And holy hell they did.

Silent disco’s, mosh pits, Mary Jane, stage rushes, and VIP band hangs rule the adventure, and these legendary oldies don’t hold back.

At one stage, ridiculously cute couple Anne and Neil gets Mumford & Sons on the blower with their granddaughter in what proves that they are the coolest grandparents out.

But our favorite parts are when Denny gets busted napping backstage, and 72-year-old Isolde goes full level Granny when she cops a cheeky whiff of some herb.

“What’s that? Ohhh yeah, I got a whiff. Well, I guess it’s the Mary Janes,” says an exasperated Isolde. 

“I’m going to be high as a kite when I walk out of here tonight!” 

Watch 'Old People At Bonnaroo' here:

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Tags: music festival

Posted: 25 June, 2015

Billy Corgan Covers The Beatles

Watch Billy's stripped back, raw, and awkwardly touching acoustic cover of 'Something'

(Screenshot via Youtube)

The Smashing Pumpkins are currently on the road with their first ever In Plainsong acoustic tour.

And during a recent “VIP Experience” part of their show, Corgan went out of his way to offer fans a truly special treat.

Relaxing down onto the piano in a hoody, Corgan kicked off a stripped back piano cover of The Beatles’ stirring track ‘Something’ – even making fun of himself for fudging the song a couple of times.

“If I fuck up my own song, I’m like, ‘Well, I wrote it,” he chuckles.

Nevertheless, the imperfections and Corgan’s overt vulnerability just add to a rather touching performance.

In other news, original Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will be reuniting with the band for their Summer The End Times Tour which they will be co-headlining with Marilyn Manson. 

Billy Corgan covers The Beatles 'Something': 

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Posted: 25 June, 2015

Bohemian Rhapsody Lager

Celebrating 40 years with 40+ beers!

(Image from Getty)

Queen has officially announced the upcoming release of the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' lager. 

Yes, this is real life.
No, it’s not just fantasy.

Named 'Queen Bohemian Lager', the beer is being released unto the boozy masses in celebration of the band's holy hit 'Bohemian Rhapsody' turning 40 years old. 

The beer is described by the band as "golden" and "hoppy". It is made at a brewery in the Western part of the Czech Republic, which was previously part of the Bohemian Kingdom during the 1840's where it became famous for it's Bohemian Pilsner. 

The lager release comes just a few months after the band gave us 'Killer Queen Vodka', named after the hit single, to celebrate it's 40th anniversary as well. 

('Queen Bohemian Lager's' crest design by Mr Mercury himself - image via Queen Bohemian Lager website)

And the Queen crest on the label was actually designed by late singer Freddie Mercury while he was at college. Nice touch, boys!

Maybe this will become a thing? 

'We Are The Champagnes"? 
"Crazy Little Thing Called Rum"?
"Death on Tequila Legs"?
"Don't Stop Me Now, Whiskey"?

To find out more and get started on your own little lager celebrations, hit up the official Queen Bohemian Lager website.

 

Relive the glory of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody':

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Posted: 24 June, 2015

Finnish Hillbillies Cover AC/DC Again!

With their hick-rock cover of "You Shook Me All Night Long" plus a hilarious video.

Steve`n`Seagulls - You Shook Me All Night Long


Our favourite Finnish hill-billy hick-rockers are back with another awsome AC/DC cover.

Steve'N'Seagulls have taken on "You Shook Me All Night Long" and have also filmed another great video for the track.

The clip is bloody hilarious with random scenes like; doing donuts in tractors, playing ice hockey against the Finnish female national team and hanging out with a Shetland pony.

You're welcome!

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Tags: Steve'N'Seagulls, Finnish

Posted: 24 June, 2015

Australian Study Finds Punk And Metal Music Makes You Calmer

Yeah man, just chill out and listen to some Megadeath...

A new study by the University Of Queensland has found that listening to punk and metal music actually makes people.... calmer?!

Well, that wasn't exactly the findings we were expecting but we suppose it makes sense when you listen to their theory.

The study, using samples of 39 different types of music, everything from punk to metal, hardcore to emo, found that these music types were useful for listeners to "process anger" rather than increasing it.

"The music helped them explore the full gamut of emotion they felt, but also left them feeling more active and inspired."

"Results showed levels of hostility, irritability and stress decreased after music was introduced, and the most significant change reported was the level of inspiration they felt."

In the end they surmised that listening to "extreme" music actually has a positive effect on a person.

So next time you're stressed, just chuck on a bit of The Sex Pistols and let all your problems melt away.

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Tags: Study, Rock Music, University Of Queensland

Posted: 24 June, 2015

Ex Police Chief Wants To Reopen Investigation Into Kurt Cobain's Death

The controversial new documentary has made some pretty polarising claims about Cobain's death.

In a controversial new documentary, Soaked In Bleach - about the circumstances over Kurt Cobain's death, a former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper has said that he would "reopen the investigation" if he was still working.

"We should in fact have taken steps to study patterns involved in the behaviour of key individuals who had a motive to see Kurt Cobain dead," Stamper said in the doco. 

"If in fact Kurt Cobain was murdered, as opposed to having committed suicide, and it was possible to learn that, shame on us for not doing that. That was in fact our responsibility," he explained.

Soaked In Bleach has received a lot of criticism over it's controversial line of investigation and it's choice in reputable interviewees.

The main proponent of the film is a private investigator, Tom Grant who was once hired by Courtney Love to locate Cobain after he went missing, who has been very outspoken over the last 20 years on his belief that Love orchestrated Cobain's death.

This claim and the movie itself has obviously perturbed Love who has recently lawyered up and filed 'cease and desist' letters to halt theatres from showing the movie.

Here's what Love's lawyers have been saying...

"The Film falsely presents a widely and repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that accuses Ms. Cobain of orchestrating the death of her husband Kurt Cobain. A false accusation of criminal behavior is defamatory per se under California Civil Code Section 45a, which entitles Ms. Cobain to both actual and presumed damages."

"Even though [redacted, the theater name] did not produce the Film, distributors of defamatory material can be held liable if they ‘knew or had reason to know that the material was defamatory."


And here's the response from the Soaked In Bleach producers...

"We were disturbed to learn that Courtney Love’s lawyers sent threatening letters to movie theaters all over the country. Most arrived before Soaked in Bleach was released last week, presumably before she or her lawyers ever saw it. She obviously hoped to scare theater owners into dropping the film. Thankfully, very few were intimidated. Most saw the letter for what it is – a cowardly attack on the rights of free speech, free expression and free choice.
Courtney Love’s uninformed accusations and efforts to discredit the film are totally off base."

"The film examines the well documented facts surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain and it questions much of what the public has been told about those events. Most of the opinions and theories presented in the film come directly from facts gathered by Tom Grant, the private investigator Courtney Love hired the week before Kurt’s body was discovered. Tom quickly became suspicious and tape recorded all his conversations with Courtney and others in the days leading up to and after Kurt’s death. The film uses those recordings to reenact Tom’s encounters with Courtney Love and others in Kurt’s inner circle."

"It also presents the views of Norm Stamper, Seattle’s Police Chief at the time, and Dr. Cyril Wecht, a leading forensic pathologist, who both question whether Kurt could have committed suicide."


"Courtney Love and her lawyers clearly don’t like that the film presents a compelling case for re-opening the investigation into Kurt’s death. They should respect the First Amendment and let people decide for themselves."

The gloves are certainly off... whose side are you on?!

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Tags: Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Soaked In Bleach, Documentary

Posted: 23 June, 2015

Johns: No Silverchair Reunion

Hot on the heels of his debut solo album TALK, Daniel Johns tells Jane Gazzo the likelihood of Silverchair reforming is out of the question

Hot on the heels of his debut solo album TALK, Daniel Johns tells Jane Gazzo the likelihood of Silverchair reforming is out of the question.

Promoting his debut solo album TALK, Daniel Johns has been reflecting on the eight years he took away from the spotlight after the last Silverchair record ‘Young Modern’.

“I just felt like I needed some time to try and not be in the public eye a little bit and go back to writing music for myself and not have to worry about ... pressure,” Johns told Jane Gazzo on Triple M.

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Tags: Daniel Johns, Jane Gazzo, TALK, Silverchair