Zakk Wylde’s guitar has been stolen– it’s the distinctive black-and-white bull’s eye guitar that’s his signature instrument.
Wylde played a set as part of the Experience Hendrix tour in Chicago Friday and put the guitar on his bus, then went back inside to watch the rest of the show. His leather vest and his guitar were gone when he got back.
Surveillance footage shows three men entering the bus after Wylde’s tour manager forgot to lock the door.
Wylde says his tour manager feels “beyond horrendous beyond embarrassed.”
The guitar is one of two with the bull’s eye paint job and Wylde estimates it’s worth $10,000.
Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott was found dead in her New York City apartment yesterday. She was found hanged to death and didn’t leave a suicide note. The fashion designer was 49.
She had been dating Mick Jagger since 2001.
According to police, L’Wren Scott’s body was found by her assistant, hanging from a scarf on a doorknob. Preliminary reports suggested a suicide and foul play wasn’t suspected. A medical examiner will determine a cause of death.
According to the New York Daily News, Scott texted her assistant around 8:30 a.m. asking her to come over. The assistant found her a short time later.
L’Wren was known for dressing celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
She started her career as a model, working with designers like Chanel and Thierry Mugler, among others. She then started working as a stylist, collaborating with Liz Taylor and Karl Lagerfeld. She launched her first collection, Little Black Dress, in 2006.
Last month, Scott canceled her London Fashion Week show after production delays. Her last red carpet appearance was at the British Fashion Awards 2013 in December.
As for Mick Jagger, he is currently on tour with the Rolling Stones in Australia. A spokesperson said he is “completely shocked and devastated.”
Metallica promised we would get a new song from them on their 2014 tour, along with the chance for fans to choose the setlist for the show. Last night (March 16) Metallica debuted their new song “Lords of Summer” in Colombia. One fan got video of the 8-minute performance.
Led Zeppelin will release a box set featuring the first three albums remastered by Jimmy Page on June 3. In the deluxe version, each disc will have a companion disc that features unreleased music related to that recording session for that album.
This is the first installment in their plan to re-release all nine albums. For details about box set options and to pre-order, click here.
Page said: “The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording. It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions and new material recorded at the time.”
The reissues will be available in these formats:
–Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
–Deluxe edition (two CDs) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
–Single LP – Remastered vinyl album, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing. (For example, III will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)
–Deluxe edition vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on vinyl.
–Digital download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
–Super deluxe box set – This includes the remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve, companion audio CD in card wallet, remastered album on vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing, companion vinyl disc, hi-def audio download card of all content, hard bound book with rare and previously unpublished photos and memorabilia, print of the original album cover (the first 30,000 will be individually numbered). Led Zeppelin will also hold a replica of the original Atlantic press kit.
Outkast’s Andre 3000 spent six hours a day playing his guitar as a lefty in order to get ready to play Jimi Hendrix in the new biopic, “Jimi: All Is by My Side”, which is being screened at South by Southwest this week. It comes out in theatres in June.
The film’s producer Danny Bramson said: “I found a really patient teacher and put together a regimen for Andre when he came out to Los Angeles. He sat in a small studio, six hours a day, putting in dedication to play left-handed.”
The producer said that Andre was the movie’s “one and only choice” to play Hendrix.
Full story from Twisted Sifter:
“One-woman band Kawehi covers Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box in this beautifully shot video. All while sitting at a dinner table and enjoying a nice glass of red. No bid deal, just making beautiful music!
The cover is part of her Robot Heart project which you can learn more about on her Kickstarter campaign.”
Buckcherry has released their new music video for “Dreamin’ Of You”, their new single from Confessions. Catch them play in Manhattan at RC McGraws on April 15.
Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor appears in this new trailer for the horror film “Fear Clinic” directed by Robert Hall. Also starring Robert Englund, “Fear Clinic” is about a clinic that helps patients that suffer from disturbing phobias by inducing hallucinations to help control their fears. Corey Taylor plays an employee of the clinic in the film.
Blink and you’ll miss him.
The trailer for a documentary about Wisconsin’s Smart Studios features some famous faces like Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan, and producer/Garbage founder Butch Vig.
Each of them share stories about how the studio became the birthplace of albums like Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, Smashing Pumpkins’ “Gish” and Fall Out Boy’s “Take This to Your Grave”.
“The Smart Studios Story” is seeking funds on Kickstarter and so far, it has gotten $25,000 in pledges. It has a way to go before it reaches its $120,000 goal by March 30th.
If the funding happens, the documentary will tell the story of how Vig and fellow Garbage-member Steve Marker founded Smart Studios and closed its doors for good in 2010. Artists who sat for interviews in the doc include Shirley Manson, L7′s Donita Sparks, Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, as well as members of Killdozer, Die Kreuzen, Bongzilla, Young Fresh Fellows and more.
By the way , there are rewards for people who help with the funding. Rewards include dinner with Vig and Marker, autographed posters and various skull caps. If all goes as planned, the doc would be out by October 2015.
Metallica, Motörhead, Corey Taylor and Tenacious D are among the artists set to appear on a Ronnie James Dio tribute album. “This Is Your Life” drops March 31st.
The set features cover versions of songs by the late heavy metal frontman, who passed away from cancer in 2010.
The album will raise money for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and was produced by his manager and wife Wendy Dio.
Other artists on the album include Scorpions, Anthrax, Rob Halford and Killswitch Engage.
The album closes with Dio himself performing a piano-accompanied version of “This Is Your Life”, which was originally featured on the 1996 album, “Angry Machines”.
FULL TRACK LISTING:
‘Neon Knights’ – Anthrax
‘The Last In Line’ – Tenacious D
‘The Mob Rules’ – Adrenaline Mob
‘Rainbow In The Dark’ – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
‘Straight Through The Heart’ – Halestorm
‘Starstruck’ – Motörhead with Biff of Saxon
‘Temple Of The King’ – Scorpions
‘Egypt (The Chains Are On)’ – Doro
‘Holy Diver’ – Killswitch Engage
‘Catch the Rainbow’ – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren
‘I’ – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
‘Man On The Silver Mountain’ – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
‘Ronnie Rising Medley’ (featuring ‘A Light in the Black’, ‘Tarot Woman’, ‘Stargazer’, ‘Kill the King’) – Metallica
‘This Is Your Life’ – Dio