Posted: 31 July, 2015

Billy Corgan Gets Gangta

"The next person is getting a guitar upside the head!" - Billy "William" Corgan

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“I don’t know how these people are getting on stage, but the next person that does is getting a guitar upside the head!” sassed a frustrated Billy Corgan.

 

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It seemed that security just wasn’t enough to handle the excitement and sheer enthusiasm among fans at a Smashing Pumpkins gig last night, as throughout the concert wayward rockers rushed the stage to get a little taste of Corgan in the flesh.

Disaaaaaaaaarm! Ahhhhhhhhhh! #smashingpumpkins

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(Instagram user culinary_molinari caught the moment the first fan rushed the stage (ironically) during 'Disarm' - much to Corgan's amusement)

The footage below shows two fans storming the stage during the Pumpkins’ classic ‘1979’ – before being utterly demolished by the “seccies” and dragged off stage.

But the continuous onslaught forced Corgan to get all real on their asses with his “threat”. 

Grab a cheeky peek at some of the stage rush fails during '1979':

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Tags: Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins

Posted: 31 July, 2015

Watch 1000 Musicians Perform The Fooies 'Learn To Fly'

A bunch of Italian musicians are bidding to lure the Foo Fighters to play in Cesena with this awesome video.

A bunch of Italian musicians are bidding to lure the Foo Fighters to play in Cesena, Italy with this awesome video, 'Learn to Fly'.

Over 1000 musicians - dummers, guitarists and vocals - played the track from the Fooies third album.

"I've been working on this project for more than one year - thinking about how to make it real," organiser Fabio Zaffagnini says.

Bloody awesome.

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl

Posted: 30 July, 2015

Sad Billy Corgan Is Our New Favourite Meme

First it was Kanye, now the internet gives us...

Billy "call me William" Corgan is the latest rock star to become a meme.

Introducing 'Sad Billy Corgan'...

Just look, admire at it's beauty, it's mystery and all the questions that it conjures up.

Such as, "Billy Corgan, why are you doing on a kids ride at Disneyland?" and "Billy Corgan, you are hailed as one of the pioneers of alternative and grunge... what happened?" and the most obvious one... "Billy, are you ok?"

Well here's what Billy... sorry... William had to say about being at Disneyland before the photo went viral.

"I literally had somebody say to me the other day, I think it was at Disneyland: 'Hey, you don’t seem that into this.' I was like, 'I’m at fucking Disneyland. I just want to hang out at Disneyland. I’m not here to do a meet and greet, I’m here to be at Disneyland.'"

"I’m not working, and I wasn’t being unpleasant, I wasn’t being rude. I was taking pictures with people, I took a picture with every person that asked. But then it gets into, what’s in your head? Like, you’re not smiling enough, or you don’t seem to be enjoying – and I’m like, what the fuck do you want from me?"

Ok, fair enough, Corgan has a point but still, who doesn't love a good meme...



 

Billy Corgan meme's via Imgur.com

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Posted: 30 July, 2015

5 Mumford & Sons Epics To Get You Pumped

Get excited for the boys to hit Aussie shores this year!

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Mumford and Sons have pulled off something not many bands ever achieve – a complete and successful genre change.

From banjo-driven indie-folk, to charging electric modern rock, these boys are taking the bloody world by the balls and are currently about to twist.

Hitting Aussie shores for a series of shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne the boys will be finally able to show us live and local what’s up with this new wave of musical inspiration.

To get you all pumped for the tour, we’ve put together 5 of Mumford and Sons most stirring live performances – hopefully a representation of what we may be able to expect.

Chill out and absorb the new – and the old – Mumford and Sons vibe. 

Mumford & Sons - 'The Cave' (Live at Reading Festival 2010)

Mumford & Sons - 'The Wolf' (Live on The Graham Norton Show)

Mumford & Sons - 'Little lion Man' (Live from Red Rocks)

Mumford & Sons - 'Believe' (Live on Later... With Jools Holland)

Mumford & Sons - 'Help From My Friends' cover (Live at Glastonbury)

Mumford & Sons Aussie Tour Dates:

Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD | 7th November 2015

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC | 12th November 2015

The Domain, Sydney, NSW | 14th November 2015

For all Mumford & Sons Aussie Tour and Ticket Info, Hit The Link Below:

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Tags: Mumford & Sons, Triple M Tours

Posted: 30 July, 2015

Liam Gallagher Plays New Song Between Two Old Codgers At The Pub

This has got to be one of the best things to happen in an Irish pub

J.J. Finan, Charlestown, Co Mayo, 26.07.2015, Liam Gallagher live


All you need is Noel to pop his head in for an impromptu Oasis reunion and this probably would've gone down in history as greatest Irish pub gigs in history.

But still, Liam Gallagher - playing an acoustic track from his recently released album Chasing Yesterday - in between two old codgers enjoying a pint at a pub in Ireland is still pretty great.

It's good to see the old boy getting out and about playing to the fans, lets hope this isn't what he's doing for cash though because we still enjoy seeing him on the big stage, taking down hecklers and the like.

Looks like a right old craic!

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Tags: Irish pub gig, Liam Gallagher

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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Dave's remedy = Game Of Thrones, Rock & Roll, & Morphine.

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Dave Grohl Crashes A Motorcycle Rally, Covers Neil Young With Ex-Pearl Jam & Blind Melon Members

Dave Grohl crashes a motorcycle rally to cover Neil Young with ex-Pearl Jam and Blind Melon members

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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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Tags: The Darkness