Possible genius Kyle Mooney has delivered a few brilliant digital shorts this season, but last night’s was maybe the Good Neighbor’s best since joining SNL. Mooney plays Chris, a high school class presidential hopeful and “alternative” douchebag. Anyone who attended high school between 1997 and 2008 will recognize his particular archetype immediately: JNCO jeans, chin beard, backwards hat. Possibly blaring some “good-ass” tunes.
The new album from BLS “Catacombs Of The Black Vatican” drops on April 8th. Here’s the first video for “My Dying Time”.
It’s been 40 years since KISS released their debut album and they are just now getting the cover of Rolling Stone.
The cover is an image of the band’s 1975 photo with the original lineup: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, plus Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, who were both gone from the band by the early Eighties.
The cover story tells the story of the band and looks at the founding members’ lives and careers.
The story revealed that even Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have had their differences. Stanley said: “We’ve always seen each other as brothers. What we seem to be at odds at is how you treat your brother. Gene’s priority, by far, has always been himself. And he’s not one to let anyone else’s feelings or contributions get in the way.”
They also explained exactly why they won’t be reuniting for a performance at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Stanley and Simmons offered to allow the former members to jam with the current lineup of guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, but Ace and Peter found that insulting.
Peter Criss said: “I won’t be disrespected. How can you put me in the Hall of Fame and then tell me to go sit over there in the corner while another guy puts on my makeup and plays? That’s an injustice. To the fans, too.”
Simmons explained that Frehley and Criss “no longer deserve to wear the paint.”
He said: “The makeup is earned. Just being there at the beginning is not enough. And if you blow it for yourself, it’s your fault. You can’t blame your band members. ‘Oh, look what happened to me. Oh, poor me.’ Look at my little violin. I have no sympathy.”
Frehley said: “The reason they don’t want to perform with me and Peter is because the last time they did, they had to do a reunion tour. We play three songs, the fans go crazy. They don’t want to open up a can of worms.”
The story also includes Gene Simmons saying his touring days are almost be done.
He said: “I’m 64 now. Three more tours. Two, if I have a life change of some kind.”
The magazine goes on sale Friday but you can check out the story online right now.
Finally, the mysteries are solved.
DO NOT WATCH IF YOU ARE CLAUSTROPHOBIC!
This guy gets trapped in “The Tube” which is a skinny passageway in an English cave.
Water starts to fill the cave and panic sets in…
This will make you feel old and crack you up at the same time. Teens watch Nirvana videos and react.
Metallica’s tribute to Ronnie James Dio is streaming online.
The guys were invited to contribute to the forthcoming Dio covers album ‘This Is Your Life’ but, instead of picking one song to cover, selected four instead.
They did a megamix of ‘Stargazer’, ‘Tarot Woman,’ ‘Kill the King,’ and ‘A Light in the Black’.
The tribute album is being released on April 1 and also features tracks by Motörhead, Tenacious D and Anthrax plus one-off supergroups featuring members of Judas Priest, Slipknot and Dio’s band.
Proceeds from the record benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout cancer fund.
Italy’s version of The Voice got a heavenly contestant. Watch:
The Black Keys are back, and with a little help from Mike Tyson, and a series of creepy YouTube videos, the Keys have announced the title and release date for their new album: Turn Blue, due May 13.
On Friday afternoon, Tyson tweeted a link to a mysterious YouTube clip. At the very end of the clip, Turn Blue, a “special new album by rock musicians the Black Keys” is advertised, along with the May 13 date.
The first single from Turn Blue, a track called “Fever” will be released today at 2:30p Monday March 24th.
Metallica played a new song in South America last weekend. Now they’ve really let Metallicats have it with a studio demo version.
Check it out:
Here’s the live version…fan shot: