Posted: 26 February, 2015

'Pop Music Is Pretty Much Pornography' Says Billy Corgan On Aussie TV

He also says that he thinks pop music is pretty much prostitution.


Billy Corgan's in the country for the Soundwave Festival as well as some very intimate Sidewave sideshows.

Knowing Billy like we do, we knew it wouldn't be long until he aired some of his sometimes controversial opinions.

On Channel 7's morning show Sunrise, Corgan had some pretty interesting things to say about pop and dance music calling it a "scourge".

"What’s difficult about it from an insider point of view is that it sends out a message to kids that that’s the only way to be successful in the music business, is to sort of package yourself. There’s only one Bob Marley, there’s only one Ossy Osbourne or Madonna. You can try, but you can’t recreate them. So the industry has become about following rather than leading. I think it’s reflected in the sales," explained Corgan.

He also talked about how he think that pop music is basically a form of prostitution.

"I know it’s a bit early, but to me it’s headed towards a form of pornography. You have young women sexualising themselves earlier and earlier in really inappropriate ways to gain attention because it’s really all about getting YouTube hits."

Billy was definitely in a chatty mood because he touched on a lot of the big subjects in music lately putting his two cents into; rock vs pop, Kanye getting on stage at the Grammy's, how Kurt Cobain would see music more and a lot more.

You can watch the full video above.

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Posted: 26 February, 2015

A Spoonful Of Sinister

1960s Hollywood musical Mary Poppins gets a Death Metal makeover!

The super-staid 1960s Hollywood musical Mary Poppins has been given a Death Metal makeover. 

Assembled by You Tube user Andy Rehfeldt with vocals by Sera Hatchet it’s simply Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

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Posted: 26 February, 2015

Pearl Jam Drummer Warrant

Dave Abbruzzese, Pearl Jam’s drummer for albums Vs and Vitalogy is wanted by Denton County police in North Texas

Pearl Jam’s drummer for albums Vs and Vitalogy is wanted by Denton County police in North Texas.

Dave Abbruzzese, who left the band in 1994, has a warrant posted for his arrest with Alternative Nation reporting:

 According to Texas state law, the ‘POSS CS PG 3<28G' charge is 'Possession of a controlled substance from penalty group 3 in an amount under 28 grams.' It is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishment range of up a year in county jail and a $4,000 fine. The second charge is 'POSS CS PG 3<28G,' a 1st Degree Felony in Texas. The punishment range is 5 years - 99 years, or life in prison. The charge is a 'Manufacture Or Delivery of Substance' charge.

After Abbruzzese left he said, “For reasons that I don’t completely understand, the other members decided it was necessary to fire me in order to pursue a philosophy which they perceive as incompatible with mine. I was not involved in their decision, nor do I agree with their decision, but I accept it and am proud to have been a part of what Pearl Jam was.”

Pearl Jam has made no statement on this situation at the time of publishing.

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Posted: 26 February, 2015

Foos Sydney Concert Info

Here's all the info you need to know regarding parking, public transport and more

Welcome to Foo Day! Here's all the info you need to get to tonight's gig, from parking to public transport and what time each band starts See below.

Event Schedule

5:00PM Gates Open
6:20PM The Delta Riggs
7:05PM Rise Against
8:15PM Foo Fighters

Transport Information

Public transport is not included in the cost of the concert ticket, so you'll need to buy a ticket to travel on all public transport.

You are encouraged to use the express rail and Major Event Bus services scheduled for the event to avoid expected heavy congestion and peak hour traffic on roads in and around the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.

Trains

Getting to ANZ Stadium

Direct services will run between Central and Olympic Park every 15 minutes from 5.10pm to 6.10pm, then every 7- 8 minutes until the end of the concert.

Direct services between Lidcombe and Olympic Park will operate every 10 minutes throughout the day.

Getting home from ANZ Stadium

Direct services will run from Olympic Park to:
Central every 5 minutes, stopping at Strathfield and Redfern.
Schofields every 10 minutes, stopping Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta and all stations to Schofields.
Penrith every 10 minutes, stopping Lidcombe, Granville, Parramatta and all stations to Penrith.

Buses

Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus services are operating on all major event bus routes across Sydney. Services will commence between approximately 3.45pm and 4.30pm, depending on the route.

Bus services will depart Olympic Park after the concert, with the last service departing 45 minutes after the conclusion of the show.

Sydney Buses will also operate to a normal weekday timetable. Route 525 operates between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park. Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.

Parking

For those who plan to drive, pre-booking your parking space is essential. You can pre-book parking via:

Sydney Olympic Park Authority: Print your ticket at home by clicking here. Please note: pre-booked parking tickets cannot be booked on the day of the event.

Patrons who have pre booked their parking must consider the impacts of peak hour traffic and allow plenty of time to get to the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct, park their car and get to their seat for the show. If you haven't pre-booked your parking, patrons are strongly advised to come up with an alternative travel plan.

Traffic

If you decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:

From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park;

From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park;

From the EAST: Take Parramatta Road then Birnie Avenue or Hill Road. If you are driving along Victoria Road, consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.

From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.

Also See

Foos Rock Brisbane

Live review, photos and setlist from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Foos In Brisbane

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Dave Grohl On Triple M

Triple M and Frontier Touring are thrilled to be bringing rock superstars Foo Fighters to Australia for their biggest shows ever, with very special guests Rise Against.

This will be their first time back in Australia since 2011's epic Wasting Light tour.

"When I think of the absolute peak of this band's success or experience it's that tour 'coz those shows were just so massive… long… they were just f***ing stadium shows," Dave Grohl told Triple M. Listen to the full interview below.

Foo Fighters On Triple M

Rock superstar Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters sat down with Triple M before the massive tour announce. Warning: Interview contains language which may offend some listeners.

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Posted: 25 February, 2015

Every Musician Ever Ft. Johnny Depp

How many people has Johnny Depp played with over the years?

Johnny Depp was at the Foo Fighters in Brissie last night, just hanging around backstage with rock stars as he usually does.

With Depp out in the country filming the latest Pirates film, he decided to take in some of his second favourite past time, listening to and or playing music.

Depp is a favourite for rock stars as the go-to Hollywood dude to get up on stage for a bit of a jam, it seems like the guy doesn't even leave the house without his guitar... just in case ya'know.

Ok maybe he's trying to live the rock star lifestyle (or is it the pirate lifestyle, or are they the same? Keith Richards anyone?) but after seeing him at the Brisbane Fooies show it got us thinking, just who has Depp played with?

Well, if you look at it, it's pretty bloody impressive.

Depp's Top 5 Guest Appearances

Eddie Vedder ft. Depp

Eddie Vedder Society with Johnny Depp


ZZ Top's Bill Gibbons ft. Depp

Bill Carter, Johnny Depp, Billy Gibbons, [ORIGINAL] '67 Buick


Aerosmith ft. Depp

Aerosmith with Johnny Depp, Close-up, Staples Center 12-03-12


Alice Cooper ft. Depp

Alice Cooper ft. Johnny Depp - "Revolution" (Beatles cover) - Live at Orpheum


...and the most bizarre performance of all Marilyn Manson ft. Depp

Johnny Depp, Marilyn Manson & Ninja - The Beautiful People LIVE HD (2014) Hollywood The Roxy

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Tags: Johnny Depp, musician

Posted: 25 February, 2015

New EP For Incubus

In town for Soundwave, Incubus drop by the Triple M studios

INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13:  (L-R) Musicians Jose Pasillas, Ben Einziger, Brandon Boyd, Chris Kilmore and Ben Kenney of Incubus attend day one of the 25th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on December 13, 2014 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for CBS Radio)

(L-R) Musicians Jose Pasillas, Ben Einziger, Brandon Boyd, Chris Kilmore and Ben Kenney of Incubus attend KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas December 13, 2014 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for CBS Radio)

In town for Soundwave, Incubus – Brandon, Mike, Jose, Chris and Ben – dropped by the Triple M studios to play their forthcoming Trust Fall (Side A) EP to us and have a chat about getting back to playing live after almost two years hiatus.

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Posted: 25 February, 2015

Foos Massive Opening Show!

If you missed the show last night, the Foo Fighters went off.

foo fighters live review, suncorp stadium

40,000 fans say thank you to @foofighters for a great show @suncorpstadium Photo: Suncorp Stadum twitter

If you missed the show last night in Brisbane, the Foo Fighters went off.

It was the opening night of the tour and the boys absolutely rocked 40,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium.

Triple M's Annakin Skyrocker said it was more than just a concert... it was an event!

“The term ‘Rock Show’ is one, I feel, is bandied around too loosely these days. Make no mistake – what I saw last night from the Foo Fighters was a ROCK SHOW," he raved, after the show.

Indeed, it was a pretty special gig and frontman Dave Grohl made us feel right at home. 

He recalled this great yarn about the time he got arrested on a scooter on the Gold Coast, while they were here for the Big Day Out, and how it always stuffs them up when he arrives into Australia because he has to admit it was on a pedal scooter. He then dedicated a song to the police! Watch the video below.

Dave Remembers Time He Got Arrested

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Foos Rip Through Setlist

"With unrelentless energy and passion, the Fooies ripped through a chunk of their back catalogue (25-songs) in no less than two-and-a-half hours," said Annakin.

"From set opener "Something From Nothing" to closer "Everlong", Dave Grohl had the audience in rapture throughout.

"Taylor Hawkins was a machine at the back! His harmonies pristine and rolls indelible, he shone as he channelled Freddie Mercury during a cover of Queen and Bowie’s "Under Pressure".

"Ten-minute jams of "Breakout" and "The Pretender"; a stripped back version of "Big Me" and a crowd of 40,000 singing every word to every song back. This show had everything. Do not miss it.”

Setlist

Something From Nothing
The Pretender
Learn to Fly
Breakout
My Hero
Big Me
Congregation
Walk
Cold Day in the Sun
(Taylor on vocals)
In the Clear
Arlandria
Monkey Wrench
Skin and Bones (Dave acoustic)
Wheels (Dave acoustic)

Times Like These
Stay With Me (The Faces cover)
Let There Be Rock (AC/DC cover)
Tom Sawyer (Rush cover) (By request)
Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie cover) (Dave & Taylor both on vocals)
All My Life
Outside
These Days
Generator
This Is a Call
Everlong

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Posted: 25 February, 2015

Slash At The Hordern Pavilion (24/02/15)

With Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Slash killed it in Sydney last night.

One of the biggest weeks of rock music in Sydney kicked off last night with none other than Guns N' Roses legend Slash at the Hordern Pavilion.

While he's in the country for the Soundwave Festivals (having already played Melbourne & Adelaide), Slash featuring Myles Kennedy on vocals duty are also playing some massive Sidewave sideshows for the diehard fans of the top-hatted rocker.

If you go to a Slash show, you know what you're going to get. There's going to be loud and impressive guitar playing, there's going to Myles Kennedy hitting those high notes, there's going to be lots of tattoos, hot rock chicks and beer..... plenty of beer.

Once again, the boys didn't disapoint and these days are absolutely seasoned performers in working the crowd and keeping them entertained.

Playing to a three-quarters full Hordern (which just made it easier to get to the front), Slash with his Conspirators (Todd Kearns on bass, Brent Fitz on drums and Frank Sidoris on rhythm guitar) opened with "You're a Lie", one of the hits off their 2012's breakout album Apocalyptic Love.

They kicked straight into a cover of Guns N' Roses "Nightrain", showing, as always with Slash concerts that they'll be providing a nice mash of the old and new, from Gunners classics all the way through to tracks off of his latest album World On Fire from 2014.

By this time the crowd was getting very involved with a hefty mosh forming at the front of the stage.

Following "Nightrain" came a couple of Slash solo's including new one "Dirty Girl" and then back into a couple of Gunners tracks such as "Doctor Alibi" and "You're Crazy" with bassist Todd Kerns on lead vocals.

The middle of the set came with a bit of a surprise in "Starlight" the slower jam track that was Slash's first solo work with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

All throughout the show Myles took control of the crowd interaction, letting Slash do his thing with various intense and incredible extended solo guitar jams that fed off of the crowds energy.

The tracks seemed to roll through with Kennedy pumping up the crowd when their attention fell off, bringing them back with a "come on Sydney" or signalling a hand clap.

The end of the show (like any Gunners or Slash fans wet dream) was what was to be expected, Slash's biggest hits followed by the Gunners classics "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City" which left the crowd going absolutely nuts.

All in all, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are absolute professionals and masters of their game, they played the crowd, they worked their instruments (especially Slash with his masterful riffing) and they blew the roof off the Hordern.


Setlist

You're a Lie
Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Halo
Ghost
Back from Cali
Dirty Girl
Automatic Overdrive
Double Talkin' Jive (Guns N’ Roses cover)
You Could Be Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Doctor Alibi (Todd Kerns on lead vocals)
You're Crazy (Guns N’ Roses cover) (Todd Kerns on lead vocals)
The Dissident
Starlight
Rocket Queen (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Bent to Fly
World on Fire
Anastasia
Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Slither (Velvet Revolver cover)

Encore:
Paradise City

 

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Posted: 24 February, 2015

Soundwave Bans The Selfie

Soundwave has banned selfie sticks from the Sydney and Brisbane shows

selfie sticks

Soundwave has banned selfie sticks from the Sydney and Brisbane shows. Anyone who attempts to bring one in will have it confiscated.

And, of course, SW promoter AJ Maddah proudly announced it on twitter with one of his trademark rants.

"People with those f***ing camera sticks… have some consideration for people behind you trying to enjoy the show."

slefie sticks, soundwave

Maddah said anyone caught with a selfie stick will have it taken off them and placed in the cloak room.

“It is just the ultimate expression of narcissism,” Maddah told Fairfax.

“Most of them are pointed at the stage with kids taking photos. But I think the one that kind of put it in perspective for me was there was a band set going and a young girl pointed it at herself. It took every fibre of resistance I had not to just grab the stick off her and kick her out.

“But then I figured she may have possibly paid for her ticket and so I resisted,” he added.

Maddah pointed out he saw about 40-50 people using selfie sticks last weekend at Soundwave in Melbourne… and he'd just had enough.

“It’s absolutely not going to happen. We’re just not going to tolerate one person using them.”

“It is insane that people don’t have enough courtesy to care about the people around them,” he said. “Just don’t bring them.” Maddah has since also noted that tablet computers, such as iPads, will not be allowed at the festival."

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Posted: 23 February, 2015

Oscars Top 6 Songs

PLUS Could Lego Movie win an Oscar for best original song?

The 87th Academy awards could see the hugely popular Lego Movie win an Oscar for best original song.

Will Lego Movie Take The Oscar For Best Original Song In 2015?

Everything Is Awesome, performed by pop duo Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island, was written by Shawn Patterson who only knew of the main character Emmet but not the chief villain, voiced by Will Ferrel, "I didn't even know that existed at that point," Patterson says.

"We just talked about Emmet's optimism and all the goofy things that a really white, vanilla guy would like."

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Posted: 23 February, 2015

Faith No More's EPIC Meal

Patton and the band roll in Adelaide's Africola for an epic aftershow meal

Faith No More At Africola:

 

It looks like the Faith No More lads have an epic appetite!

In town for Soundwave on Saturday, Mike Patton and the band rolled into hot new Adelaide restaurant Africola to eat a whole longhorn head for a post concert meal like no other.

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Posted: 22 February, 2015

Foo Fighters Hit Auckland

The Foo Fighters rock a second NZ gig ahead of their massive Aussie tour

Dave Grohl and The Foo Fighters perform at Mt Smart Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Dave Grohl and The Foo Fighters perform at Mt Smart Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Get excited Australia, the Foo Fighters rocked a second NZ gig last night at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, ahead of their massive Aussie tour.

Here's a little taste of what we're going to see next week, let's hope that AC/DC cover stays on the setlist! 

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways Tour, Auckland, New Zealand