An early version of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” and a recording of METALLICA performing with Marianne Faithfull are among the mountain of tapes from the old Windmill Lane recording studios in Ireland that are waiting to be reclaimed by the artists or recording companies that recorded them.
More than 1,000 tapes are filling up the attic in the new Windmill Lane studios.
If the two-inch multi-track tapes are not reclaimed by May, they will be destroyed.
Stone Temple Pilots LIED about firing singer Scott Weiland as a publicity stunt … in order to hype an upcoming concert tour … so says Weiland. He insists the band is still 100% together.Weiland said, “STP is not broken up. It’s a whole thing to try to boost ticket sales.”The way Weiland explains it sounds like he and the rest of STP don’t really communicate, and they used the “firing” to boost ticket sal…
Martin Tremblay, a volunteer youth hockey coach will be serving 15 days in jail after tripping a teen on the team opposite his son’s. Unfortunately, the kid broke his wrist bracing for the fall, but justice is being served: Tremblay’s wife is leaving him, he’s lost out on a lot of construction contracts, and of course he gets his prison sentence too.
Residents of an apartment complex in Saskatoon, Canada are getting nervous as an icicle has been building up for months, and is now three stories tall. Tbey’re afraid a sudden change in weather may send the icicle from Hell crashing through their windows, or worse, on top of somebody’s head as they pass underneath. Easy solution? Fire. Fire solves a lot of problems. Also, maybe don’t walk directly underneath it?
Remember There’s Something About Mary? This Florida guy thought he could impress his girlfriend by pretending to be a cop when he was really a Pizza Hut employee. He was able to pull off the stunt for five months, even providing legal advice using his ‘credentials’! He’s been found out and arrested, but I bet he’s glad his girlfriend didn’t order delivery while he was ‘patrolling’ the streets!
Just a day after the (former) STP frontman denied being let go amidst rumors of being fired, the band has announced that they have indeed parted ways with him. The band issued a press release this morning to clear things up:
“Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
Weiland himself issued a statement to Rolling Stone through a spokesperson later in the day:
I learned of my supposed “termination” from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be “terminated” from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday. – Scott Weiland
Weiland has plans to embark on a solo tour next month.