In a recent interview with The Jasta Show, Kirk Hammett admitted he lost his iPhone about six months ago that contained about 250 music ideas for the new Metallica album.
“I was crushed. It didn’t get backed up. And when it happened, I was bummed out for about two or three days. I walked into the house. My wife saw me and she said, ‘Uh-oh, what’s wrong? Did you get a phone call from a relative?’ I said, ‘No.’ She said, ‘What’s going on?’ I told her, and she understood.”
Despite losing that iPhone, Metallica said their follow-up to 2008’s Death Magnetic is about 25 percent done.
A clip from the upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary, “Montage Of Heck” shows Nirvana playing a gig in a bedroom for two people.
Cobain is narrating and said they would consider it a show if they played at home with a few people stopping over. The clip shows Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic rocking out while two people lean on a wall.
The clip cuts to a present-day Novoselic talking about how he saw talent in Cobain before they made it big.
The documentary will premiere on HBO May 4th and will be screened in several theaters over the next few weeks.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and The Who guitarist Pete Townsend will perform together on May 14th to raise money for the charity, Teen Cancer America. Money from the show will be used to support programs at the University of Chicago Medicine as well as other local children’s charities.
The Who have spent over 15 years raising millions of dollars for cancer research through performances and events. Vedder has performed with The Who at several of those performances.
Tickets go on sale April 21st at 10 AM. The performance will take place at the Rosemount Theater in Illinois.
Hellyeah has released a music video for “Hush”, their latest single from their newest album Blood for Blood.
The band is taking a stand against domestic violence in this video. Along with the video, they are also raising money via an IndieGoGo fund to create a campaign to educate people about domestic violence.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is set to premiere on HBO on May 4, but a new clip has surfaced online showing really early days of Nirvana playing together. In this clip, it shows them playing a house party with two people in attendance.
“If we played together in the house for a couple of hours and if two people stopped by, we considered that a gig, you know, a show. We had an audience of two people, locals who hated our guts and thought it was terrible music.”
The father of late Gwar frontman David Brockie claims the band stole the cremated remains of his son and won’t return them. He was given a small amount of ashes in a plastic bag.
He also claims the band set up a charitable fund in Brockie’s name and selling merchandise using the late lead singer’s likeness without permission.
His father’s $1 million suit against the band also claims the band stole his bass guitars, artwork, tour souvenirs, a gold record and more. He also said the band tried to take away his control of his son’s estate.
Gwar says allegations are false
Gwar has denied stealing the ashes….. because that’s what he would have wanted.
Brockie didn’t leave a will which has caused arguments between the band and his father over who owns the rights to the late singer’s likeness.
Money that was raised through his likeness was given to a charitable arts foundation.
The band said Brockie wanted some of his ashes to be spread throughout Richmond, Virginia so he could keep an eye on the band.