Posted: 24 October, 2014

6 Rocks Stars Who Lost The Plot

Feuds, tantrums, meltdowns, saying the wrong thing... you name it, rock stars have done it

Feuds, tantrums, meltdowns, saying the wrong thing... you name it, rock stars have done it.

1. Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons of KISS Photo: Getty Images

Remember this tool? Triple M banned him nationwide on the back of the KISS bassist's comments on depression and suicide following the death of US comedian Robin Williams.

Gene Simmons was widely criticised after he told sufferers 'f*** you, then kill yourself’.

The Kiss bassist dismissed depression as a mental disorder in an article with Songfacts.com. One in eight Australian men experience depression and mental health issues have been particularly highlighted in the aftermath of Robin Williams' tragic death.

In the candid interview, the 64-year-old said: "F*** you, then kill yourself. I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says 'jump' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'that's it, I can't take it anymore. I'm going to jump’. Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the f*** up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd.”

2. Axl Rose

The Ramones comment on Phil Spector in 1982 Video: YouTube

Controversial Axl Rose has done it all. But nothing beats the 1991 riot the Guns N' Roses singer caused in Missouri during a US tour.

As you can see in the video above, during a performance of "Rocket Queen" Axl Rose jumped off stage in an apparent altercation with a fan who was taking a photo.

"Thanks to the lame ass security, I'm outta here!" he seethed, abruptly ending the show and leaving the rest of the band on stage to feel the burn of the crowd.

If you look at the Use Your Illusion album artwork, in the 'thank you' bit you'll find a little message from Axl: "F*** You, St. Louis!". Classic Axl!

3. Phil Spector

The Ramones comment on Phil Spector in 1982 Video: YouTube

He was one of the greatest, most influential producers of all time, having done records by John Lennon, The Ramones and many more. But he threw it all away.

He wasn't the most friendly guy in the world. Most famously, he once threatened members of the Ramones during recording sessions.

"And then he reaches into his jacket pocket and well, he pulls out a gun, puts it on the table right in front of us, and says, 'You guys don't really have to go yet, do you?'" recalls drummer Marky Ramone.

"They (guns) were there but he had a license to carry. He never held us hostage. We could have left at any time".

He eventually became a recluse which only intensified his erratic behaviour.

He's now serving a life sentence in jail after being found guilty of the 2003 killing of actress Lana Clarkson in his mansion in California.

4. GG Allin

GG Allin on Jerry Springer Video: YouTube

GG Allin spent his final moments taking drugs and having fights. The punk rocker was infamous for his notorious live shows, which included nudity, self-mutilation and loud punk rock. His shows often ended with him being arrested.

He'd often strip naked live on stage, and... well... how can we put this... he'd sometimes defecate on the floor, often wiping his feces on himself while throwing bits into the audience.

He also recommended that everyone do time in jail. He died in 1993 of a heroin overdose.

5. Ted Nugent

371631 02: Rock musician Ted Nugent performs at the HSBC arena, in Buffalo, NY June 25, 2000. (Photo by Liaison)

Ted Nugent performs in Buffalo, New York in 2000 Photo: Liaison

It's hard to find anyone that comes close to the antics of US rocker Ted Nugent, who is best known for his blazing guitar solos and right-wing views, particularly his support of hunting and gun rights.

He's been known to say a lot of things from stage. After Kurt Cobain committed suicide he said he “didn’t like” Cobain and he was “glad he’s dead.

While on stage in 2007 he said "Obama's a piece of s**t. I told him to suck on my machine gun," and "Hey Hillary [Clinton], you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch."

6. Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft's first and last song at Splendour in the Grass in 2010 Video: YouTube

Who can forget Richard Ashcroft's massive dummy spit at the 2010 Splendour in the Grass festival.

The former Verve frontman stormed off stage just one song into his 60-minute set, kicking a mic stand over.

"He stormed off and 15 minutes later an announcement was made saying that Richard Ashcroft wouldn't be returning because he had lost his voice," said one fan.

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Tags: Axl Rose, Gene Simmons, Phil Spector, Ted Nugent, Richard Ashcroft, GG Allin

Posted: 24 October, 2014

Led Zeppelin Reissues Continue

Previously unreleased version of "Rock and Roll" ahead of new Led Zeppelin reissues.

Led Zeppelin fans are in for a treat with the band re-releasing classic albums Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy.

The news follows the success of the deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III that were reissued back in June.


Unreleased Version of "Rock and Roll"

Watch the awesome brand new video for the previously unreleased version of "Rock and Roll" from the classic Led Zepplin IV.


Earlier on Triple M


Unreleased Version of "Black Dog"

Led Zeppelin fans are in for a treat with the band re-releasing classic albums Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy.

The news follows the success of the deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III that were reissued back in June.
 
Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy will be available October 31 but in the meantime here is a previously unreleased take of "Black Dog", which is one of the rarities that will accompany each album.

Both albums have been produced and remastered by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.

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Led Zeppelin IV Reissue photo - Warner Music Australia


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Posted: 23 October, 2014

Six Instruments That Won't Get You Laid

Well let's just say they can't help your chances, but best of luck to you!

There's no survey here, no focus group, no government funded study, just a quick snap poll around the Triple M studios to produce a list of six instruments that won't get you laid.

At least we don't think they'll help your chances but best of luck to you.

1. MELODICA

It's a tiny little keyboard you blow into...


How about a bit of Bohemian Rhapsody, melodica style...

2. KAZOO

With the exception of this fictional character...

Just because it's a kazoo doesn't mean you can't play a bit of Metallica on it...

3. TRIANGLE

Saturday Night Live tried to sex it up...

4. WASHBOARD

Hopefully this guy's a comedian...

5. TUBA

Shit tuba players say....

6. RECORDER

This guy is a comedian, hopefully...

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Posted: 23 October, 2014

11 Things That Flogs Do At Concerts That Shit Us To Tears

Here are the people to avoid next time you're at a live gig.

Some people have no idea what live music is about.

Keep a careful lookout for any of them at your next show...

11. Flogs Who Watch The Concert Through Their Phone

We just don't get it. Live music is meant to be experience LIVE. Not when your on the train the next day showing a friend on a six-inch screen.



10. The Flogs Who Made Up The Rule That You Can Only Buy 4 Beers At A Time

Here at Triple M we're all for responsible drinking, but when your at a concert you need to keep a few in reserve... and sometimes four just doesn't cut it.

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Posted: 22 October, 2014

Rolling Stones Australian Tour: A Look Behind The Scenes

WATCH VIDEO: More than 200 people are working to get the massive stage ready for Saturday's concert.

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More than 200 people are working to get the massive stage ready for Saturday's concert.

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The Rolling Stones have unveiled their MASSIVE stage at Adelaide Oval just days before they kick off their Australian tour.

Production manager Dale Skjerseth - who has been involved with the band since 1994 - says it takes a lot of work to get everything perfect. 

"We’ll be up to around 200 (people) working today, tomorrow, up to the prep for the show and then of course the building will expand. Security ushers, and all the rest of the staff will come in," Dale said on Wednesday afternoon.

"It’s a well oiled machine but we all have to get the joints moving."

Dale says the crew won’t know the specifics of the set list until moments before the show starts.

"They’ve been rehearsing so many songs, we really don’t know what it’s going to be… Of course there will be the favourites and the things added in and stuff they haven’t done,"

"They look back at what they did before years ago when they played here. They think about it and it’s just gotten better every time they’ve gone out."

Promoter Tony Cochrane also confirmed that Jimmy Barnes will be healthy enough to support the Stones after the Cold Chisel singer underwent back surgery last month.

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Posted: 22 October, 2014

New RHCP Album Due In 2015

Flea has announced a new RHCP album, due out sometime next year.

Flea playing Big Day Out: Getty Images


In a recent Rolling Stone interview, bassist and partial nudist, Flea has announced a new Red Hot Chili Peppers album due out sometime in 2015.

The as yet unnamed new album will follow on from their 10th studio LP, 2011's I'm With You.

In the interview Flea said, "We are nearly finished writing. We’ll go in the studio sometime in the next couple of months."

He also described it as "super danceable, funky shit and some real introspective, pretty stuff. It feels good, man, and it’s fun to play it."

It's looking like they plan to be finished, with the album released and out touring by this time next year.

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Posted: 22 October, 2014

British India New Single & Tour

British India unveil new single 'Wrong Direction' and national tour dates

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British India's new single 'Wrong Direction' is officially out on Friday October 24 with a new album expected early next year.

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Posted: 21 October, 2014

Pearl Jam Improv Track During Concert

Performed in Moline, Illinois, the band performed an improv track.

New Track "Moline"

Pearl Jam perform new track "Moline" in Moline, Illinois: YouTube - VideoGremmie

The people of Moline in Illinois were treated to a very special Pearl Jam performance the other night.

Not only did they perform their 1996 album No Code in full, Eddie Vedder and the band also wrote and performed a brand new track "Moline".

As Vedder explained they wrote the track before the show, "It literally was written about 10 minutes…it was finished right before we came out here."

He also said that the song was related to their cult classic track "Better Man".

From all reports this has been one of the most unique PJ performances in recent memory, you can see some footage of the show below.

"Present Tense"

Pearl Jam perform classic track "Present Tense" in Moline, Illinois: YouTube - VideoGremmie

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Posted: 21 October, 2014

New Smashing Pumpkins Track "Being Beige"

They also have two new albums coming out with the first in December.

The Smashing Pumpkins have released a new track, "Being Beige."

The track is the first release from two recently announced new albums that are due out soon.

Monuments of Elegy will be the first, due out later this year on December 9th with the next album Day for Night due out sometime in 2015. 

The track seems to reflect some of the more classic Pumpkins sounds particularly the '98 Adore-era.

This album features Tommy Lee from Motley Crue on drums and is the first album they've made since previous drummer Jimmy Chamberlain departed.

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Tags: Smashing Pumpkins, Being Beige, New Track, New Album, Monuments of Elegy

Posted: 20 October, 2014

VIDEO: Foo Fighters "Something From Nothing"

Here's the first video from new album Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters - "Something For Nothing" video: YouTube - Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters have had some awesome and often hilarious film clips over the years. From the ultra slick "The Pretender", the surreal "Everlong" and the hilarious "Learn To Fly."

With Sonic Highways coming out in a couple of weeks we've already got our first taste of Fooies and now we get our first video for "Something From Nothing."

 

What Some Classic Foo Fighters Videos

Foo Fighters video playlist: YouTube - foofightersVEVO

 

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Posted: 17 October, 2014

Rolling Stones Spotted In Adelaide Ahead Of National Tour

Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have arrived in Adelaide.

Images: Channel 7/Youtube

Rolling Stones legends Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have arrived in Adelaide over a week out from the first show of their sell out national tour.

"I’m loving it, settling in finally," Wood told press and fans on Thursday when asked how he was enjoying Adelaide on.

The "14 On Fire" tour was rescheduled in March after the tragic death of Mick Jagger’s long-term girlfriend, model L’Wren Scott.

14 ON FIRE TOUR DATES

Saturday 25 October (formerly Sat 22 March) | Adelaide Oval
Wednesday 29 October (formerly Wed 19 March) | Perth Arena
Saturday 01 November (new show!) | Perth Arena
Wednesday 05 November (formerly Fri 28 March) | Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 08 November (formerly Sun 30 March) | Hanging Rock, Macedon
Wednesday 12 November (formerly Tues 25 March) | Sydney Allphones Arena
Saturday 15 November (new show!) | Hope Estate, Hunter Valley
Tuesday 18 November (formerly Wed 2 April) | Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 22 November (formerly Sat 5 April) | Auckland Mt Smart Stadium

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Posted: 17 October, 2014

New AC/DC Publicity Shots

The first publicity shots for AC/DC without Malcolm Young have been released but drummer Phil Rudd is also missing

The first publicity shots for AC/DC without Malcolm Young have been released but there's also someone else missing… drummer Phil Rudd.

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AC/DC new publicity shot without drummer Phil Rudd. Malcolm Young's replacement, Steve Young is second right Photo: AC/DC Facebook page

It's believed the photo shoot took place in London two weeks ago, but Phil was unavailable due to family commitments, a source told Triple M.

Phil Rudd just released a solo album called Head Job but he said there were no tour plans. CLICK HERE to listen to his single "Repo Man".

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Sometimes video opportunities just present themselves... Phil Rudd playing our AC/DC pinball machine.

Earlier, AC/DC's management confirmed that Malcolm Young had left the band, due to a serious illness.

"Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy," Malcolm's family told New York's People magazine.

While a statement on the band's official website read: "Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band."

The news comes off the back of AC/DC announcing their brand new album Rock or Bust is out on December 2. And a world tour in support of the album is to follow.

Malcom Young's nephew Stevie Young (pictured above) played on the album and will tour with the band in Malcolm's place.

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