All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘rock’

Oderus Urungus Receives Fitting Viking Tribute

On March 22, 2014, GWAR front-man David Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, was found dead in his Virginia home due to an accidental overdose on heroin. Upon hearing of his passing, Lamb of God singer Randall Blythe stated, “When someone dies, a lot of the time people will say “Oh, he was a unique person, really one of a …

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Kurt Cobain: Courtney Love Says He Was ‘Desperate’ For Fame

National Geographic has an upcoming miniseries that focuses on the Nineties entitled The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? In the series, they tackled the rise of Nirvana. Footage from the band’s early days up to their rise to stardom was added to the miniseries. On one of the clips, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain said, “I’m too stubborn to allow myself …

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Chrissie Hynde, of The Pretenders Fame, Goes Solo

Next Tuesday, Chrissie Hynde, formerly of The Pretenders, will release her first solo album of her career, entitled “Stockholm”. And while Hynde’s name may be the only one on the front cover, this album was definitely not composed solo. “It’s a goddam awful phrase [solo album]. I never wanted to be solo, and I said a thousand times I never …

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Linda Wallem And Melissa Etheridge Marry In California

Melissa Etheridge, rock singer-songwriter and activist, married her partner of four years Linda Wallem in California on Saturday. The ceremony was held at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. Etheridge was excited about her wedding and even tweeted before the ceremony and said, “A gorgeous, perfect, beautiful day to get married.” Etheridge and Wallem, both 53, exchanged vows under an …

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Dave Brockie Of GWAR Found Dead In Richmond Home

Founder and lead vocalist of the thrash metal band GWAR, Dave Brockie, was found dead in his Richmond home on Sunday. According to Dionne Waugh of the Richmond Police, the authorities were called to Brockie’s residence at around 6:53 p.m. for a reported death. The authorities discovered the lifeless body of 50-year-old Brockie when they arrived at the scene. Detectives …

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Christine McVie: The Rumors Are True, She’s Back With Fleetwood Mac

The rumors are true after all. Keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie is back with Fleetwood Mac, after being in retirement for 16 years. A statement released by the band’s publicist via its website says, “McVie has indeed re-joined Fleetwood Mac and we are hoping to make an announcement about a possible tour for the full tilt Macsters some time in 2014.” …

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Macaulay Culkin Joins Velvet Underground Tribute Band

With the inevitable return of Christmas comes the inevitable return of Christmas-themed movies. Sure, we all watch Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Brown, the Grinch, and the rest of the typical Christmas cast. One Christmas movie that everyone (and I mean everyone) loves and often overlooks, however, is Home Alone. The 1990 movie about a kid who gets left behind by the …

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Dave Grohl Joins Zac Brown Band at CMAs

Dave Grohl started his meteoric rise to fame as the drummer in the grunge-rock group, Nirvana. After the loss of Kurt Cobain, Grohl fronted his own rock group, The Foo Fighters. Four of the seven albums that The Foo Fighters have released have won Grammy Awards for the Best Rock Album. Over the course of his career, Grohl has played …

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Hall and Oates Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Hall and Oates have been nominated for the Class of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Daryl Hall & John Oates is an American hit-making music duo. They are best known for their hit songs from the late 1970s to the mid 80s. The duo fused rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and dubbed their music “rock and …

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New Jersey Rock Venue Maxwell’s Closing at the End of July

Famous Hoboken, New Jersey rock club Maxwell’s will no longer be in business come the end of July. According to a New Jersey Star-Ledger report, the club’s lease is up at the end of July and won’t be renewed. The club’s co-owner, Todd Abramson, stated that the decision was made due to the “changing nature of Hoboken” and the difficulties …

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Andy Johns Dies; Producer Was 61

Record producer and sound engineer Andy Johns has died at the age of 61. The cause of Johns’ death has not been made public, though a Billboard report quotes guitarist Stacy Blades as saying Johns was hospitalized last week for “liver trouble.” Johns began his career in 1969, when he engineered and produced the Jethro Tull album Stand Up. He …

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