Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley said he will perform AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s all star jam tonight. The performance will happen at the end of the ceremony.
Frehley said he got a call from Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello about playing after the Hall of Fame induction. KISS will be inducted but won’t perform. Current KISS members Tom Thayer and Eric Singer will not be inducted with the original lineup.
Morello will induct KISS. Got it?
Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic were on Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. They were part of RRHOF week on The Tonight Show.
Watch Jimmy…err Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks recreate the “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” video. Magic.
Here’s the original
20 years ago this week, The Offspring released its breakout album “Smash” and made history. To celebrate, the band will begin playing the set in its entirety on tour in Europe this May, June and early July before finishing out the summer with soon-to-be-announced U.S. “Smash” dates.
In August, Epitaph will commemorate the anniversary with a special 20th-anniversary edition of “Smash”.
The “Smash” 20th-Anniversary Edition will include the following:
–LP version containing the original 14 album tracks newly remastered on 180-gram vinyl
–CD version containing the original 14 album tracks from the most recent remastering
–Restyled album package artwork
–Large-format 24-page booklet featuring never-before-seen archive photos by Lisa Johnson
–Firsthand recollections and quotes from the band and others telling the story of that historic time
The band is also offering a “collector’s box” combo as a companion piece to the “Smash” 20th-anniversary edition. The box will feature both the CD/vinyl package and a curated collection of commemorative items including a custom wood box, art print, photo prints, pin, patch, replica pass and guitar pick. Pre-orders are available now at Offspring.com.
“Smash” has sold over six million copies in the United States alone and 11 million worldwide.
PBS animated a 1996 Johnny Cash interview where he spoke candidly about rock musicians, God, drugs, dressing in black and Elvis Presley. It’s part of their Blank on Blank series.
When talking about his addiction to painkillers, Cash said: “It’s like an alcoholic. He can’t drink, and I can’t take painkillers. I’m not very brave. For five years I didn’t try to take them. I fought it. I have a total of 34 surgical procedures on my left jaw. Every doctor I’ve been to knows what to do next and to relieve me of pain. I don’t believe any of them. I’m handling it. It’s my pain. I’m not being brave either. I’m not brave at all. After what I’ve been through, I just know how to handle it.”
Bassist Duff McKagan played his first gig back with Guns N’ Roses and they covered tracks by The Misfits, Led Zeppelin and The Who.
McKagan signed up to cover full-time bassist Tommy Stinson for five gigs in South America. He made his return in Buenos Aires and joined frontman Axl Rose and his band for a set of material filled with old and new music.
Never before seen footage from 1970s Van Halen concerts has been released on the Internet.
A series of clips from the band’s 1978 and 1979 performances in Fresno, California appeared on YouTube. The footage was remastered frame-by-frame from the original Fuji single-8 films.
The footage shows the band just as they were starting to get big.
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We can’t wait for this! May 15th!
This week, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show is celebrating the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions with appearances from Kiss, Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens), Hall and Oates’ John Oates and Nirvana’s Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place Thursday in New York.
The Tonight Show will kick off tonight with an appearance by John Oates sitting in with the Roots.
Tomorrow will feature a performance by Islam, while Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl will appear on Wednesday. No word on if the two Nirvana members will be performing together, since the night also includes Stevie Nicks as musical guest.
She’ll be performing at the induction ceremony in a tribute to honoree Linda Ronstadt, who is no longer able to sing.
The week will finish up on Friday with Kiss.
A Massachusetts dad used Vine to to showcase his 4-year-old daughter’s Saturday morning antics…. for three months.
Bottlerocket, whose real name is Tony, recently combined all of the Vines into one to make a video that has since gone viral – with over 540,000 views.
The videos show him staring into the camera as his youngest daughter jumps, leaps and boogies in the background- sometimes smacking him in the head with dolls or other toys.
Tony started making the videos when his young daughters started taking dance classes on Saturdays. It’s all in good fun and he said he’s not at all annoyed by his youngest daughter.
While most get the humor behind his videos, he has been hit with a few negative comments about his parenting with one comment telling him to “hang out with his kid” instead of staying on the computer.
We think we like this alternate scene better.