Posted: 30 June, 2015

Gunners' Richard Fortus On Upcoming Album

They have two to three albums worth of material get working on.

With eight years between drinks people are starting to look forward to find out what a new Guns N' Roses album could sound like.

Well, with little news so far we've just received news from guitarist Richard Fortus who, in an interview with French publication VerdamMnis revealed that the band had enough material for "two to three albums".

Alongside Dizzy Reed while playing with the Dead Daisies, Fortus said that the band had been sharing music "back and forth" and that they were also "looking forward to getting at it seriously and release a new album as soon as possible."

However, despite the increasing desire to hear what the new material is going to sound like, the band, and it seems Axl especially is holding his cards close to his chest.

"We just don’t know it yet. Only Axl knows and he’s very secretive. Be patient!" Reed responded to questions about a release date.

Until then, you can remember the magic that is the onstage antics of Axl in this video below.

12 Unforgettable Axl Rose Onstage Moments

 

Via Loudwire

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Posted: 30 June, 2015

Dave Grohl & Fooies Go Back On Tour

Two weeks after breaking his leg, Dave's going back on the road, cast and all.

UPDATE:

After breaking his leg only 2 weeks ago, Dave Grohl and the Fooies have announced they're picking up their tour.

Unfortunately after his accident in Sweden a couple of weeks ago the Fooies were forced to cancel some massive shows including their headling Glastonbury spot.

However, after some emergency surgery and six screws in his right leg, nothing is going to stop Dave and co starting the American leg (get it) of their Sonic Highways tour.

The tour starts in DC on the 4th of July.

 

Also, in other news, bands like Florence + the Machine and Faith No More have been waving the Fooies flag in their absence.


EARLIER:

The Foo Fighters have tweeted an x-ray image of Dave Grohl's broken leg...

Hard to believe he managed to finish the concert.

What a legend!

 

We all know Dave Grohl is the nicest bloke in music, but it turns out he's one of the toughest too.

Dave fell and reportedly broke his leg after falling off stage during a Foo Fighter’s concert in Sweden overnight.

“I think I just broke my leg. I think I REALLY broke my leg,” Dave told fans after the fall.

“So look. You have my promise right now. That the Foo Fighters are going to come back and finish the show,”

“Ladies and Gentlemen. Let me tell you, right I’m going to go to hospital and I’m going to fix my leg but then I’m going to come back.”

Dave was true to his word, returning to the stage with his leg wrapped in a cast and finished the concert sitting in a chair and on crutches.

“I may not be able to walk or run but I can still play guitar and scream,” it’s reported he said.

What a legend. Let's hope the injury isn't too serious.

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Posted: 30 June, 2015

U2 Play "Gloria" For First Time In A Decade

Fans were treated to something from the archives.

U2 / 4K / "Gloria" (Live) / United Center, Chicago / June 28th, 2015


It must be a hard thing for a band, so well known, with such dedicated fans and with such a wealth of music, to choose what songs to play.

However, you can guarantee that when U2 come to town they're going to play tracks like "Beautiful Day" and "With Or Without You" but they've got to entertain themselves as well right?

Well, Bono and his gang are on tour at the moment and they've surprised a Chicago crowd by playing some of their rarer tracks on different nights including "Gloria" from their 1981 album October.

"This is the first time we've played this song in about 20 years," Bono explained while opening the track (they did actually play the track a couple of times on 2005's Vertigo Tour).

Check the great video above.

Via Rolling Stone

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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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Florence Cover Fooies & More From Glasto 2015

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

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Faith No More

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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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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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