Posted: 27 May, 2015

MUSE 'Drones' Review

Chris Wolstenholme tells Jane Gazzo new Muse album Drones is one of their most consistent

Speaking from his UK based home, Muse bass player Chris Wolstenholme talks matter-of-factly about Drones, the bands 7th album, on the eve of its release.  “I think we did what we wanted to achieve.  As much as I thought (last album), 2nd Law was great, I’m not sure it’s the most consistent album in terms of how the songs work together.”

Drones was two years in the making for Muse and in the album lead up,   singer Matt Bellamy dropped hints to fans that Drones would deal with themes of “deep ecology, the empathy gap and World War 3″. He didn’t disappoint, with Drones taking the listener to a fabricated world where the protagonist loses control and becomes caught up in a new world order, thus beginning a plot to escape. Wolstenholme agrees, “It’s probably the first album we’ve done that tells more of a story. It’s about Drone warfare, a bit about brain-washing, about using drones to convert us into drones. It’s about trying to get everybody trying to fall into place and become a part of this society that I guess not a lot of us are comfortable with.”

Drones is without doubt an epic listen from start to finish. It sees Muse returning to their prog-roots the trio were famous for in their earlier days, before they went synthmachine –heavy, with fairly obvious influences such as Queen and Pink Floyd standing alongside samples of drill sergeants and former American president JFK in order to help create an Orwellian world. The listener is left none-the-wiser by the album’s finish as to whether the war has been won or lost. “There’s definitely a sense when you get to [last] songs like Defector and Revolt, that this person is fighting back,” explains Wolstenholme, “I always like the idea of the concept being a little ambiguous. You’re not entirely sure if he came out that good or not.”

Muse rock Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia. 06-Dec-2013. (Photo: Chowie/Triple M)

Chris Wolstenholme live at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia. 06-Dec-2013. (Photo: Chowie/Triple M)

 Drones also sees the trio stripped back for the first time in a long time. Gone are the electronic and dubstep elements which have dominated their recent output. “We wanted to go back to being more of a rock band,” says Wolstenholme, “I think on the previous two albums we spent more time in the control room than the live room. We said, ‘let’s just spend more time with the instruments in our hand’. I think we pretty much played every song live. I don’t think we’ve done that for a while.”

Enlisting the help of producer Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange was also a first in a while for the band who had self-produced their last few albums but felt the time was right for that diplomatic fourth opinion. Lange, famous for producing rock albums as varied as AC/DC, Def Leppard and Bryan Adams seemed a good fit.  “We wanted to work with someone who we knew had a history of producing some very good, solid rock albums. And I’ve got to say, [Mutt], was one of the nicest guys we’ve ever worked with. To have that fourth person to look at things slightly differently to how we would look at them…Quite often it doesn’t seem that two against one is a good enough reason.”

With singles Dead-Inside and Psycho dominating the airwaves, Wolstenholme is looking forward to unleashing Drones onto Muse fans based on their positive reactions so far. Psycho came from a guitar riff Bellamy had been playing around with for the past sixteen-years. “I thought the riff was about six years old but we were actually playing that riff in 1999 in France!” Wolstenholme says, “I think it’s gone down really well with the fans as it’s a riff they recognise.”

While there are no firm tour dates for Muse to showcase Drones in Australia as yet, Wolstenholme is positive the trio will return to our shores in the future and bring with them a show that won’t disappoint. “We’re getting back to how we were a rock band ten years ago. I know this stuff will work very, very well live.”

Muse Drones out June 5th, 2015.  

DRONES – track by track:

  • Dead Inside -  Opens the album with a pulverising almost electro stomp. We meet the album’s protagonist.
  • Drill Sargent [sample]  
  • Psycho – That killer guitar-riff. Easily one of the highlight tracks from the album.
  • Mercy - Dominated by beautiful piano. Our protagonist fears ‘men in cloaks, trying to devour my soul.’
  • Reapers – Muse head back into their familiar prog-rock territory and a rousing chorus “killed by Drones.”
  • The Handler – The climax of the album, veering into rock-opera territory. Our protagonist must dis-associate from the forces.
  • JFK [audio]
  • Defector – Muse wear their Queen influences on their sleeves. Our protagonist has fled.
  • Revolt – A chorus of a thousand singers “You’ve got strength, you’ve got soul.”
  • Aftermath – The cigarette lighter live ballad. Echoes of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.
  • The Globalist – Longest track on the album with hints of Italian spaghetti western riffs a la Knights of Cydonia. The protagonist is left alone with nobody to love.
  • Drones – Closing a capella track on the album, sung in a round. Is our protagonist dead or has he just become numb? 

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Posted: 26 May, 2015

Jack White/Meg White Silence

"I don't think anyone talks to Meg anymore. She's always been a hermit." - Jack White

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Jack White has been rather open about his relationship with ex-wife and previous band mate Meg White of late.

Opening the flood-gates in a recent Rolling Stone interview, White talked about his fading love for playing live shows and his past and future musical exploits, but was especially intimate about his tumultuous relationship with Meg. 

"I don't think anyone talks to Meg anymore. She's always been a hermit," he told the magazine. 

"When we lived in Detroit, I'd have to drive over to her house if I wanted to talk to her, so now it's almost never."

Together, Jack and Meg White ended The White Stripes in 2007 with one final concert. A "myriad of reasons" took the blame for the popular band's finality, but it has been widely assumed that Meg's acute anxiety has been largely to blame. 

(Jack and Meg White as The White Stripes for a brief reunion on Late Night with Conan O'brien's last episode - Image via Wikipedia)

White has openly criticised Meg for being "extremely emotionally reserved" saying, "She's one of those people who won't high-five me when I get the touchdown." 

"She viewed me that way of 'Oh, big deal, you did it, so what?' Almost every single moment of the White Stripes was like that. We'd be working in the studio and something amazing would happen: I'm like, 'Damn, we just broke into a new world right there!' And Meg's sitting in silence."

Jack confirmed that their relationship is still in the pits yesterday with a fan-only Twitter Q&A, with highlights via Consequence of Sound.

"[Victoria Lovett] @Jack White talk to Meg lately?

[Jack White] @Victoria Lovett she doesn’t answer her phone."

"[BlueOrchid] @Jack White that is sad we miss Meg. If she did answer the phone would you consider playing with her again?

[Jack White] @BlueOrchid nope
[Jack White] that time is gone"

But still, Jack White recognises Meg's unique talent saying, "She was the antithesis of a modern drummer. So childlike and incredible and inspiring. All the not talking didn't matter, because onstage? Nothing I do will top that."  

Guess it's safe to assume there won't be a White Stripes reunion in the near future then, hey?

 

The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army" (Live @ Rock AM Ring, 2007):  

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Posted: 26 May, 2015

Aussie Crawl Vs. Guns N' Roses

The Aussie Crawl Vs. Guns N' Roses plagiarism feud continues!

 

Just when we thought that the Aussie Crawl Vs. Guns’n’Roses plagiarism feud had come to an end, there has been a new development!

Earlier in the month, Triple M’s The Grill Team spoke to Aussie Crawl’s front man James Reyne who had a lot to say about the reports that Guns had plagiarized Aussie Crawl’s ‘Unpublished Critics’.

“I have been made aware by people in the past, I have to be also very careful with what I say as you can imagine… to me personally it’s not inconceivable as I’ve said before there may be similarities,” Reyne told The Grill Team

“Our song certainly came before them, I don’t know what to say.”

Listen to The Grill Team's interview with James Reyne. 

But the Crawl boys decided not to pursue the claims, with Reyne telling The Daily Mail, “I’m not about to take on the might of the Guns’n’Roses lawyers.”

However, in a recent interview with The Daily Mail, Reyne revealed that there was another anonymous Aussie rocker who is prepared to bust out the big guns, buy the rights to ‘Unpublished Critics’, and take the internationally renowned rockers to court in the name of The Crawl.

“People have told me for years, gosh it sounds similar,” said Reyne. “In fact, a very well-known rock’n’roll star offered recently to buy the rights to the song ‘Unpublished Critics’ because he was going to go and sue Guns’n’Roses.”

And the Crawl front man has no qualms with it!

Just as long as he’s not forever known as “the guy who got ripped off by Guns’n’Roses”.

“I guess my reaction would always be if there were people who are much better at that sort of stuff than me who want to carry on and see if there is anything in it, they can go and do it,” he said.

So who the hell is the rock’n’roll champ taking one for the team?

It’s anyone’s guess really.

Stay tuned for the legend to be revealed!

For now, have a listen to both of the tracks and decide for youself. 

 

Listen to Aussie Crawl's "Unpublished Critics": 

 

Listen to Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine": 

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Tags: James Reyne, Aussie Crawl, Unpublished Critics, Guns 'N Roses, Sweet Child O' Mine

Posted: 26 May, 2015

U2 Explain Stage Fail

"I can't quite believe it!" - The Edge

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The Edge has spoken out about his fall over the edge of stage last week, recalling just how lucky he was to not suffer any serious injuries.

“I can’t quite believe it, because when I looked down the following day to see what I fell on, it was not good,” Edge said in a CBS interview with U2. “I looked down and I was like “Oomph!” thinking about it. But I’m feeling fine.”

The guitarist took his tumble while walking along a stage expansion going through the middle of the crowd during the final song “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” at U2’s first show for their current Innocence + Experience tour.

The band momentarily stopped playing while Bono kept the show rolling, entirely unawares. When the rest of the boys saw what happened, they feared the worst.

“[I felt] sick in the pit of my stomach. Because I knew what was down there,” said bassist Adam Clayton. “It would have been the shortest tour in history!”

But what actually happened? 

"It was a moment of revelry where I just completely lost track of where I was on stage," said The Edge. "It was one of those things you do just once."

Check yourself before you wreck yourself, Edge! 

U2's Innocence + Experience tour will continue across North America over the next few months, eventually hitting Europe in September. 

No Aussie dates announced yet. 

 

Check out The Edge going over the edge here:

 

U2 and The Edge talk tour and stage fall:

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Posted: 26 May, 2015

"The Boss" Is Back!

New Bruce Springsteen release set to dominate 2015

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"The Boss" and his E-Street crew are likely to be back with brand new music due for release later this year! 

Multiple Triple M sources have mentioned a late 2015 release date, and notorious Springsteen fansite "Blog It All Night" fuelled the fires with this post earlier in the week: 

"Here is a great way to start out the weekend. I heard that Bruce Springsteen has finished recording his new album and it is now in the mixing stage. The best part of it all was that I was told it would be released this summer!" speculated the source.  

"It seems unprecedented for Springsteen to release a new album without a few months notice but after all, he is The Boss. As for what the album consists of, I was told it was very different from what Springsteen has put out before. So with my grain of salt, here is to hoping that this particular rumour is true!"

Springsteen's record label Sony Music won't confirm with a comment, but in this day and age anything is possible. And with the music industry’s fondness for surprise releases these days, Springsteen fans are definitely in with a shot!

Especially since The Boss has been so busy recently, with his previous critically acclaimed release High Hopes, his book ‘Outlaw Pete’ published, and the EP ‘American Beauty’ released exclusively for Record Store Day – all just last year. 

Watch Bruce Sprinsteen and the E-Street Band "High Hopes":

 

 


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Posted: 26 May, 2015

Def Leppard Tour Aus With Live

Is there life still left in Live without frontman Ed Kowalczyk?

(Image from Def Leppard's official Facebook)

Bras were flung nationwide yesterday as news hit that everyone’s favorite 80’s glam-rockers Def Leppard are coming to Aussie shores this November.

The boys responsible for such classy classics as “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Rock Of Ages”, “Animal” and “Hysteria” will be in town for the first time since 2011, and have some serious supports lined up.

The Baby Animals will be joining the lineup in Sydney and Perth, as Melbourne gets a special treat with local rockers Electric Mary opening the night in their hometown. 

But the main act billed for support has been Def’s tour brothers Live, with new front man Chris Shinn, joining them on their 3-date trip.

(Chris Shinn, new frontman for Live - Image by freaks4live.com via Facebook) 

Hold the phone.

Who?

That’s right, Live – the band that is only really recognizable from all the other 90’s grunge-rock bands because of previous front man and main songwriter Ed Kowalczyk’s growling, rumbling lead vocals – is “back”…without their only distinguishing feature, playing songs they are only known for from 20 years ago.

Come on guys... 

But we can admire their determination. However, does there come a point when it’s better to bail before you can’t get out of that hole of insignificance time tends to dig? 

It's a sure bet that the fans will decide for themselves! 

In the meantime, have yourself a comparison cruise between Shinn and Kowalczyk singing "Lightning Crashes" below. 

New or old? Yay or nay? Have your say. 

Ed Kowalczyk + Live "Lightning Crashes" (live):

 

Chris Shinn + Live "Lightning Crashes" (live): 

 

Def Leppard/Live Tour Dates and Ticket Info: 

Tuesday, November 17 – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
Wednesday, November 18 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, November 21 – Red Hill Amphitheatre, Perth

Tickets on sale via Ticketek on Thursday 11th June at 10am.

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Tags: Def Leppard, Live (the band), Triple M Tours

Posted: 25 May, 2015

Grohl & McCartney Live

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl joined Paul McCartney on stage

(Photo: Foo Fighters Twitter)

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl joined Paul McCartney on stage to perform The Beatles classic 'I Saw Her Standing There'.

Sir Paul was performing the first of two performances at London's O2 Arena on Saturday when Grohl joined him.

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

Montage Of Heck

Check out Merrick Watt's essential review of Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

The world has been aflutter of previously unseen Kurt Cobain/Nirvana treasures, and a whole hoard of new Courtney Love conspiracies since the highly anticipated release of the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary. 

The documentary, credited for handing us a heavy dose of intimiate Cobain details, has recieved a mix of glowing and somewhat unsettled reactions from fans and friends of Kurt and Nirvana far and wide.

Triple M's Merrick Watts gave the doco a thorough comb through, and lays down the Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck essentials for you:

"As someone who peaked in the 90’s and frankly is still struggling to let go of the decade (see my fashion choices), I was always going to relate to a documentary about the biggest band of that period. Nirvana. Although Cobain: Montage of Heck is meant to be about Kurt Cobain’s life it is of course almost as much about the rock band and it’s formation. Which is cool coz as a result it has a killer soundtrack.

"Now the last thing I want is for this review to be confused with an informed, researched opinion. This is merely a shallow reflection of the film that two hours playing Dance Dance Nation against a triad dance gang at Timezone after the movie didn’t completely erase.

"I enjoyed Kurt Cobain’s fashion. Caught up in nostalgia we sometimes remember Kurt Cobain to have an eccentric fashion sense, possibly ahead of his time but what I liked seeing was Kurt in the early days of Nirvana wearing the worst fucking jeans I have ever seen. Stone wash, baggy, girls jeans with no belt worn above the hips. If you saw Dallas Buyers Club, like Matthew McConaughey’s pants only with less A.I.D.S. Even rock gods have worn bad dacks at some time of their life. Rejoice.

"I didn’t enjoy seeing Courtney Love nude. This is not a judgment by a man about what a woman’s figure should or shouldn’t look like; it’s just that personally I’m not a fan of ass pimples, of which she had many. This is likely the result of a stressful touring schedule and a poor diet that included late night Heroin sandwiches? Scabs are not sexy, put them away.

"Pimples shouldn’t really be the take-away talking point of any movie but everyone I’ve spoken to about Cobain: Montage of Heck has mentioned Courtney and Kurt’s shared love of heroin and pimples. In a bathroom scene Kurt has a shoulder pimple that is the David Copperfield of acne. It uses illusion to trick you in to thinking that you’re not looking at it but you are in fact mesmerised and totally powerless to look away. The magic of this conjuring is so powerful that at one stage Courtney actually kisses it! What surprised me is no one in the cinema went “eeeeew… you never know what that pimple might catch” but then again we were all still hypnotised.

"There are some really cool bits to the documentary, like the animated sequences and the interviews with Kurt’s family. If you do go and see this film SPOILER ALERT Kurt’s step-mums teeth look like someone has used her mouth to store their collection of white boogie boards! Holy shit! They are the biggest, fakest teeth I’ve ever seen, she looks like an alien has failed to stretch their fake human skin cover over their robot head properly. Definitely worth the price of admission.

"So there are some pretty good reasons to go and see Cobain: Montage of Heck, but if you do, leave as soon as the credits roll. At the start of the film there is a note that after the credits there is an interview with the director. Self-indulgent, unwanted and totally unnecessary. It’s like handing out copies of “Where did I come from?” after a gangbang.

"Cobain: Montage of Heck get’s 3 and half ass pimples out of 5."

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

Triple M's Top 10 Most Memorable Aussie Music

Relive the amazing Aussie rockers who graced the Letterman stage over the years

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After 22 years, The Late Show with David Letterman has finally come to an end with the gauntlet being passed on to Stephen Colbert to reign in a new late night age. 

But with so many years of love, life and laughter from the legendary host we thought it appropriate - nay, NECESSARY - to relish in the years of live music featured on the show. More specifically, all of the awesome Aussie acts that dominated the stage and showed those yanks what rock'n'roll really is! 

Take a look at our Top 10 list of the most memorable Aussie music acts to grace the late night stage in honour of the great David Letterman.

Triple M's Top 10 Most Memorable Aussie Music Acts on Letterman

1. Silverchair - "Abuse Me" - (1997)

The boys from Silverchair made a few appearences on Letterman over the years. But this one in 1997 to promote their second album 'Freak Show', when Silverchair has pretty securely dominated the US, is really special. The boys are just so young! And Johns still has that fresh angst and endearing rock-innocence that made early Silverchair so bloody great. 

2. INXS & Ray Charles - "Please" - (October 1993)

Now *this* is a highlight in music history. INXS and Ray Charles ended up on stage together while INXS were promoting their 9th studio album 'Full Moon, Dirty Hearts' - and let it be said, Hutchence and Charles are at their impossible best! The energy is electric, and you can just see the two feeding off each others vibes. Brilliant!

3. The Living End - "Roll On" - (2000)

The Melbourne boys didn't find themself with a chart topping LP, but they sure as hell rolled out the big guns for their stint on Letterman. And hey, you ride a double bass on international TV, you get some serious life goal points. 

4. Midnight Oil - "Outbreak of Love" - (1993)

The night the US was introduced to Peter Garrett...and those dance moves. But Letterman's "favourite Aussie band" sure do kill it (as per usual)!

5. Wolfmother - "Woman" - (2006)

If you can get past Andrew Stockdale's annoying temperament, Wolfmother is one rocking gig. So much so that the boys were featured on Letterman numerous times, playing to a frothing audience and all. In this 2006 clip we see the original lineup for Wolfmother crank out their hit 'Woman' to promote their debut self titled album.

6. Powderfinger - "My Happiness" - (2001)

Powderfinger is one of Australia's most acclaimed bands - but Dave and Paul seem more fascinated with the fact that there's an Australian Rolling Stone...hmmm. Still, the boys resulting show is a banger, and sure does give the finger to anything but some serious recognition of rock skills. 

7. Crowded House - "Chocolate Cake" - (1991)

Okay, okay, okay - they're technically not Australian. But there's only one place those hip-thrusts can come from...and that's DOWN UNDER. 
Check out Crowded House's 3rd spot on the Late Show. Clearly ol' Dave can't get enough! 

8. The Vines - "Get Free" - (2002)

OK. This just could not be considered anything vaguely musically brillaint, but lead singer Craig Nicholls certainly brings the show to life as it remains one of the most talked about Late Show's ever produced. A clearly intoxicated Nicholls melts down into a fit of screams and drops to the floor to writhe and wriggle us into nonsense halfway through the show. Still, a rather entertaining cringe nonetheless. 

9. The Baby Animals - "Painless" - (1992)

While on tour with Van Halen, The Baby Animals (lead by a banging Suze Demarchi) took to the Late Show stage. We still don't know what Letterman whispered to Suze at the end...but I bet we could have a guess. 

10. Jet - "She's A Genius" - (2009) 

Promoting their album Shaka Rock the boys hit up Letterman for the 2nd time. 

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Tags: Triple M Lists, David Letterman

Posted: 22 May, 2015

Daniel Johns "Talk" Release

After 8 years of silence, Daniel Johns is back to "Talk"

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After 8 years of silence, Daniel Johns is back.

And boy, does he have a lot to say.

Today we celebrate the release of Daniel Johns debut solo album “Talk”, an album that got so many tongues wagging even before it’s much awaited arrival.

Coming off the back of early release ‘Aerial Love’ we now see the latest single ‘Cool On Fire’ – a track that positively signals the true relinquish of any possibility that Johns’ could be musically typecast. 

Triple M Homegrown's Brendan Annakin spoke to Daniel this week and got the low down on Johns' different sound. 

"I feel...it's sort of like jumping into this very cold pool at night. It's refreshing, it sort of slaps you around and wakes you up," Annakin told Johns. "It's got this sort of slow, low tempo R'n'B soul feel - I really dig it. How would you describe it?"

"Predominently I think everything I do no matter what somehow has a pop influence. But there's definitely an R'n'B  thing that's going on within most of the tracks," said Johns. "I wanted it to be a smooth, quite minimal record. I wanted it to be electronic and warm when you put it on."

"It was definitely a conscious effort to burn rock'n'roll to the ground," he added emphatically. 

Listen to the whole interview here.


Today also marks the release of the video for his new single 'Cool On Fire'. Directed by Josh Logue (who has worked with the likes of Empire of the Sun and Hilltop Hoods), you get to see Johns in a vastly different light to the man we know from the Silverchair days. 

"Talk" will be launched with two special shows at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on May 28th and 29th in association with Vivid Festival. 

Get your tickets NOW via Vivid Sydney


Grab Your Copy Of Daniel Johns New Album 'Talk' - AVAILABLE HERE NOW

 

WATCH the 'Cool On Fire' video here: 

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LISTEN to 'Talk' streaming online now:

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

The Who Stops Concert Because Of Pot Smoke

The Who frontman says he's incredibly allergic to marijuana smoke

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It looks like the wild and reckless days of the 70's are long gone for members of The Who. 

Roger Daltrey, lead singer for The Who, threatened to halt their entire 50th anniversary concert in Long Island on Wednesday unless the "overwhelming" amount of pot smoke ceased.

Specifically addressing one member of the audience at the front of stage, Roger said: "[Put it out] or, I'm telling you now, the show will be over."

Sources report that Daltrey is incredibly allergic to marijuana smoke, with the effects visibly and audibly showing throughout the gig.

At the start of the show, Daltrey's voice was bright and crisp and everything we've come to know and love about the iconic rockers. But audience members reported hearing his voice becoming increasingly raspy and restricted, building until the point of Daltrey's request. 

As you can see in the footage below, Daltrey confronted the audience member with the threat to leave the stage. Pete Townshend gets a few words in too, agreeing with the crowd's chants to "eat it [the joint]" by telling the bloke to "eat it up your f****** ass!". 

The concertgoer apparently abliged and the show continued without another hitch.  

Sex. Drugs. And Rock'n'Roll, baby. Yeah.  

Check out Roger Daltrey's Pot-Flipout here:

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Posted: 22 May, 2015

Another Aussie Crawl 'Similar Riff' This Time With Nirvana

After the recent Gunners claim another 'similar riff' has cropped up between Aussie Crawl and Nirvana.

Looks like Aussie rock legends Australian Crawl have been ripped off... again!

The 80s icons haven't had as much press as they have recently in years as some massive copyright claims have come to the attention of the media and the band.

First it was acusations Gunners classic "Sweet Child O' Mine" was a rip-off of their song "Unpublished Critics".

Now a Triple M listener has alerted us that Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Crawl's "Daughters Of The Northern Coast" sound very similar. Listen below.

Neither of these been officially put forward as a plagiarism / copyright claim to an actual publishing company there's no doubt there are some similarities.

Nirvana vs Australian Crawl - You Decide

Australian Crawl - Daughters Of The Northern Coast (1982) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

James Reyne - Live On Triple M

James Reyne joined the Triple M Sydney's Grill Team to do a Garage Session of two Crawl tracks so the boys asked him about this new claim.

"We've touched on the fact that "Sweet Child O Mine" and "Unpublished Critics" there's possibility that there's similarities, well there's another one come out... with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", sounds unbelievably like "Daughters Of The Northern Coast"," said Matty Johns.

"I have never heard this theory and that's the very first time I've heard that and I have to be very careful with what I say..." said Reyne.

"My reaction, with the other one, people have been telling me for years and years that "Sweet Child O' Mine" is "Unpublished Critics", I haven't said, people have told me, so my reaction is 'it is not inconceivable that there may be similarities,"

"...and in terms of 'do I go people like this?', I let people who know a lot more about this..."

James Reyne On Triple M

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