Posted: 30 July, 2015

Grohl's Broken Leg Rehab Secret

"My right calf muscle looks like a sad little chicken wing, so I've been doing a little bit of my own rehab therapy..."

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Anyone who's broken a bone will know the after cast removal shame of muscle degeneration/"strong-arm-syndrome". 

But Dave Grohl has his own rehab schedule on lockdown in order to avoid missing right-leg day and losing the bulk. 

"Ever since I started playing the drums, my right calf muscle has been twice the size of my left from stomping the hell out of my kick drum pedal," Grohl told Q magazine in a recent interview. 

"Now it lookslike a sad little chicken wing, so I've been doing a bit of my own rehab therapy lately, which is air drumming along to Led Zeppelin three times a day." 

And anyone who's even vaguely a Zeppelin fan will understand that that is one innovative, hectic workout. 

Good news is that once Dave's 100% again, the Foo's will be hitting the road to make up for the unfortunate gig cancellations resulting from the famous leg break before "taking a little bit of a break, no pun intended" at the end of 2015 to spend with family. 

Want in on Dave's workout? Smash out some Led Zeppelin - 'Rock And Roll'

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Posted: 30 July, 2015

Metallica Comic Book

Our heroes of the airwaves now rage on the comic book page

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Want news to make your day? Well here it is.

Metallica’s biography has been released as a totally awesome, metal as f***, comic book.

Orbit: Metallica is a 28-page comic book written by Michael L Frizell and illustrated by Jayfri Hashim and tell the super-sonic story of the bands formation and illustrious career.

You can ever choose from two covers, one of which was designed by Avenged Sevenfold artist David A. Frizell.

(David Frizell cover version 1 - Image via press)

“Metallica’s formation marks the beginning of metal, breeding thrash metal which progresses to heavy metal during the glam rock era. Many people get it wrong when they say Metallica is a rock band,” says comic book artist Jayfri Hashim in a press release.

“They’re not. They are the definition of a metal band. They were daring, innovative, and the story of their beginning fascinates me.”

You’re not alone there, brother. 

Grab yourself a copy of Orbit: Metallica below:

Orbit: Metallica

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Posted: 30 July, 2015

New New Order

'Restless' is the lead single off upcoming album 'Music Complete'

(Bernard Sumner of New Order - Image via Getty)

It’s been over 35 years since Ian Curtis left this earthly plane and Joy Division dissolved into treasured memories and tunes.

But the sunshine came when the surviving members of Joy Division created New Order – the pivotal alternative 80’s group that just refuse to fade.

This September New Order will be dropping their first studio album in a decade, but today they’ve shared the lead single from upcoming LP Music Complete.

‘Restless’ is anything but – it’s one solid, solid tune.

Grab yourself a listen! 

New Order - 'Restless'

 

Check out the trailer for New Order's upcoming album 'Music Complete'

 

Pre Order New Order's Music Complete here:

Music Complete

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Posted: 30 July, 2015

The Magic Behind 'The Magic Whip'

"Thank goodness we've learnt how to play our instruments now!" - Damon Albarn

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It's not often you can get bouncing Blur frontman Damon Albarn to sit still for long enough to nab some inside scoops. 

But Triple M's Ugly Phil pinned him down for a chat about Blur - new and old - and the magic behind The Magic Whip

On The Magic Whip’s unreal 5-day recording process:

“There was about 40 hours of music…but I mean, if you can just get 45 minutes of good music out of 40 hours that’s great.

“I think [the 5-day recording marathon] is probably a good way of doing things. Recording is expensive, and also thank goodness we’ve learnt how to play our instruments now!

“When we started we would never have been able to get that amount of music down. “ 

(Blur's Damon Albarn rousing fans at Splendour In The Grass 2015 - Image via Getty)

Blur’s recipe for success:

"We always used to enjoy going in and making our B-Sides because there was less pressure. The recipe for success in Hong Kong was there was no pressure; no one really knew what we were doing. And we didn’t even tell anyone we were recording it." 

How the magic was whipped from the bottom shelf to glory:

“It actually just sat on a shelf. If it wasn’t for Graham’s [Coxon – guitarist] insistence that he take it away and look at it we wouldn’t have had any idea.

“I had so much going on that I was actually really glad no one else was bringing it up to be honest with you. But I was delighted that he bought it up.”

Why Blur again?

“I just realized that it was really good stuff, and we just couldn’t avoid making a new Blur album.

“We felt like it would be a very nice way to publicly say that we’ve made up and are friends again.”

On Blur’s early days:

 

(Baby Blur playing one of their first gig's in the UK back in 1990 - Image via Getty)

“If when you’re in your twenties and travel around the world and do exactly what you want and be loved for it, I think you would behave the way we did.”

Grab a listen to the full interview below

Visit the Blur online store to grab yourself The Magic Whip and merch:

Official Site

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Posted: 28 July, 2015

Could Blink-182 Ever Reunite?

"The love is still there" says ex-bandmate Mark Hoppus

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“Probably just a few phone calls” would be all it’d take to get the original Blink-182 together again, according to Tom DeLonge.

After all of the fights and the recent finality of Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba replacing DeLonge after the band went through a longwinded “divorce”, DeLonge has expressed his eagerness to reunite with his old bandmates.

DeLonge was attending the San Diego Comic-Con to promote his new graphic novel when a fan asked him what it would take for the band to reunite and record again.

He simply replied: “Probably just a few phone calls”.

Which leads us to believe, why on earth all of the dramatic fuss and fury?

On top of that, Mark Hoppus recently stated that “the love is still there” between the group and DeLonge, though nevertheless they have “drifted apart”.

Meanwhile, DeLonge has announced his plans to release four separate albums and publish a whopping 15 novels this year.

Seems like even without Blink, the boys got it on lock down. 

Watch Tom DeLonge's full Comic-Con interview below

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Posted: 28 July, 2015

Whitesnake's Bassist Stops Show To Propose

Boys and girls better step up their game

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Boys better step up their proposal game after Whitesnake’s bassist Michael Devin proposed to his long time girlfriend during a gig the other day.

“I fell in love with a very beautiful woman a few years ago and I want to embarrass her as much as I can,” Devin said to the audience after frontman David Coverdale stopped the show to help with the surprise proposal.

“Will you make sweet passionate love to me for the rest of my life?” he asked actress girlfriend Drea de Matteo (Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy).

“Forevermore,” she said.

Short and sweet.

Now that’s a rock’n’rollin' romance right there. 

Watch the 'Whitesnake' proposal here:

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Posted: 28 July, 2015

Inside Scoop Into The Darkness Cancellations

The pieces to the mystery are coming together

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FRANKIE Poullain, the frizzy-haired bass player for The Darkness, says there was more to the British pomp-rockers' 2013 Australian tour cancellation than the band said at the time.

The flamboyant foursome was to hit Oz with Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Famers Joan Jett and the Blackhearts but pulled out because of "complications" regarding drummer Ed Graham's troublesome hip.

Graham has since parted ways with the Darkness with "health problems" again given as the reason. But speaking to Triple M's Steve Mascord on his podcast, White Line Fever, Paullain says: "Unfortunately Ed kept falling off the wagon.

"Ed Graham, he had health issues and attitude problems. Sadly we gave him many chances and we just couldn't continue in the same way. We needed a new drummer."

The Darkness perform

(The Darkness playing Aussie Music Awards in 2006 Photo: Getty)

Graham was replace for the recording of current LP Last Of Our Kind by Emily Dolan Davies, who in turn has been replaced by Rufus Taylor, son of Queen's Roger Taylor - who flew back from Australia to meet the band and play with them for the first time that very night.

But hip or not, Graham wasn't the sole reason for the 2013 cancellation anyway, according to Poullain. Dates are not yet announced but the "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" stars will be back Down Under this November.

"It was nightmare, actually," said Poullain. "It wasn't just because of Ed, there was a rogue promoter as well. The whole thing was a clusterf***. It had really bad energy to it. Every part of it, stuff went wrong - on the band front and logistics as well.

"It was a bad time for us and we felt so bad about doing it to our fans, them suffering like that, leaving them in the lurch. It was awful.

"Here we are, a year and a half - maybe two years later - and it's crazy. We've only been to Australia once since the comeback in 2011. We're so pleased (to be coming back) because this time it includes Perth as well. We've never been to Perth."

On the same episode of WLF, The Angels' David Gleeson reveals the giant French Festival the legendary Oz Rockers have been invited to next year.

Grab yourself a free download for White Line Fever here

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Listen to the entire 'White Line Fever' interview here

 

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Posted: 28 July, 2015

Dave Grohl: "I Cried Like A Fucking Baby"

Dave prayed Florence and the Machine would replace them at Glastonbury

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It’s not often you’d expect tough-as-guts rocker Dave Grohl to shed a tear, but the man “cried like a fucking baby” when Florence and the Machine covered The Foo’s at their replacement headlining set at Glastonbury.

“Dave, if you’re listening, we love you. We all love you,” declared Welch before covering the Foo Fighters ‘Times Like These’.

Dave wasn’t able to attend the festival due to the leg break that caused the cancellation of their headlining set to begin with.

But “the day after the gig, someone sent me a link to the performance and I cried like a fucking baby. I am forever indebted to them,” said Grohl.

“It meant so much, you have no idea.”

The Foo’s will be returning to the UK later this year to play a series of dates to make up for the cancellations earlier this year, and reportedly have a whole line up of dates in the works once Dave's 100% again.

Watch the set that bought Dave Grohl to tears below.

Florence and the Machine cover The Foo Fighters 'Times Like These' 

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Posted: 28 July, 2015

Roger Waters New Song

"For the first time ever in public, I'm going to play the piano and sing a song." - Roger Waters

Roger Waters treated fans to many a first at Newport Folk Festival over the weekend by performing one of his new solo tracks live, on the piano, and joined by My Morning Jacket. 

"For the first time ever in public, I'm going to play the piano and sing a song. And this is the only new song we'll be doing tonight," said Waters. 

And for a seasoned musician such as Waters, that's one big statement. 

Waters didn't specify the song 'Crystal Clear's origins or future, but we do know he's working on a new solo album (his first since 1992's Amused to Death), and comes off the back of his mega 'The Wall' concert film due to drop September 29th. 

Check out Roger Waters w/ My Morning Jacket - 'Crystal Clear' Live

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Posted: 28 July, 2015

DJ Ashba Quits Gunners

With the future of The Gunners already in question, where does Ashba's quitting leave them?

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After 6 massive years with the band, DJ Ashba has finally announced it’s quits with Guns N’ Roses.

As we reported earlier in the week, the future of The Gunners is already apparently up in the air. 

But now the Gunners guitarist, who also has various side projects including favored project SIXX: A.M. with Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx, posted a hand written letter to his official Facebook page detailing the events.

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Posted: 28 July, 2015

Billy Corgan Awkwardly Shuts Fan Down

"Are you SERIOUSLY asking me that right now?" - Billy Corgan

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Talk about awkward.

In a recent Smashing Pumpkins VIP fan-question event, a fan asked the singer if he straight up thought Courtney Love killed Kurt Cobain. And it didn’t go down well.

It’s not even Corgan that makes it particularly awkward (aside from his characteristic and upfront coldness), but the utter desperation and floundering from the fan in question is…uncomfortable.

The awkward starts at 2:00 in. 

Watch Billy Corgan Smashing A Pumpkins Fan: 

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Tags: Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain

Posted: 27 July, 2015

Blur Bring House Down, While Mud Stars

Becko was there to report on all the highlights of the mega festival

Damon Albarn of Blur rocks Splendour in Byron Bay Photo: Getty Images

Splendour in the Grass: One of the world’s bucket list festivals. You need to do Coachella, Glastonbury, Reading, Lollapalooza and Splendour at least once.

Triple M Sydney's Becko was there to report on all the highlights from the mega festival: 

Sam from The Rubens riding a blow up boat in the mosh on Friday night. 
Getting drenched at Of Monsters as Men
Mike from Royal Blood telling the crowd he used to live on the Gold Coast and then Ben (the drummer) crowd surfing.
And of course the headliner, Blur bringing the house down.

rubens. splendour in the grass

Sam Margin of the band The Rubens performs Photo: Getty Images

royal blood, splendour

 

Royal Blood rocking Splendour Photo: Twitter

But the big star of the weekend was the mud. Yep! If you logged on Facebook at least once over the weekend you saw mud. Day 1, Mud. Day 2, more mud. Day 3, nothing but.. yep, Mud!

In fact, if you saw the photos from Sunday afternoon, making it up the amphitheatre was an achievement… Not a blade of grass left.

splendour in the grass, mud

Reports clean-up at Splendour is expected to take weeks Photo: Twitter

If you were lucky enough to be camping, you were wishing to be in the public general campsite – which was dry!! The VIPs all had the bog-hole to talk about in the “guest campsite” !

So the Monday morning conversations at work: “how about that mud, hey!” …. Even if you didn’t go!

 

Festival goers embrace 2015 Video: YouTube

Blur Setlist

Go Out
There's No Other Way
Lonesome Street
Coffee & TV
Out of Time
Beetlebum
Trimm Trabb
Tender
Trouble in the Message Centre
Parklife
Ong Ong
Song 2
To the End
This Is a Low

Encore:
Stereotypes
Girls & Boys
The Universal

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Tags: Splendour In The Grass 2015, Splendour In The Grass, Blur, The Rubens, Royal Blood