Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi blew minds of New Jersey-ians. R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe came out of retirement. Eddie Vedder joined Roger Waters for a Pink Floyd classic. Kanye West wore a kilt – which soon got it’s own Twitter handle (and over 1,000 followers!). Jay-Z was a no-show. And, apparently, Paul McCartney has joined a new band… with the surviving members of Nirvana. It all was part of 12.12.12 The Concert For Sandy Relief benefitting the Robin Hood Foundation.
Looks like Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl won’t be the only duet tonight at NYC’s 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Tomorrow, Soundgarden release King Animal, their first album in sixteen years. Tonight (November 12), you can see them perform some of their new songs, alongside some of their classics, from the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater, home of The Late Show With David Letterman. The show is the latest installment of the Live on Letterman series, which is shown live from the famous stage in New York City.
Just exactly who is the best rock and roll drummer to ever bash a kit into submission? Vote for your favorite beat-keeper now!
Throughout the weekend of Made In America, speculation ran high that Jay-Z, the public face of the festival, would join other artists on stage during their performances. But he waited for the event’s last fifteen minutes to actually do so when he joined co-headliners Pearl Jam towards the end of their set.
Other than Jay-Z’s own performance Saturday night, the only other time he grabbed a microphone was when he joined Pearl Jam on stage towards the end of their set for a rousing mashup of their “W.M.A.” and his “99 Problems.” But there were many great performances before that incredible collaboration.
Chris Cornell has shuffled his weekend schedule around a bit. Yesterday he announced that he would be “opening” for Barack Obama, along with indie rock band The National, this Saturday at one of the President’s campaign stops in Des Moines, Iowa. Later in the day, he posted a message on his saying that he had to cancel his appearance at Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival this Sunday due to “scheduling conflicts.”
Did a former executive within the Pearl Jam compound stiff the band out of several hundred thousand dollars? That’s what Seattle police and prosecutors are saying in a 33-count allegation handed down earlier this month.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder announced yesterday (April 5) that due to an injury, he will be postponing a 15-city, 22-show U.S. solo tour scheduled to kick off in just a few days (April 10). […]
Kings of the grunge scene, both Nirvana and Pearl Jam are marking twenty years since the respective releases of their seminal albums. Nevermind and Ten have made it two decades in the rock pantheon, so […]