Rock News of the Day
Original Guns N’ Roses Members Confirm Coachella Reunion
At least three original members of Guns N’ Roses will be reuniting. The band has been confirmed to headline the 2016 edition of the Coachella festival and both Slash and Duff McKagan posted images promoting the appearances.
The original lead guitarist and original bass player posted images on social media featuring the classic two-guns wrapped in roses Guns N’ Roses logo over a backdrop of the festival site with “Coachella” written in the bottom corner.
Slash posted his image to his Instagram account and McKagan added the photo to his Facebook page. The same image was added to Guns N’ Roses’ social media accounts. Axl Rose also confirmed on Twitter.
As for former members Izzy Stradlin, Matt Sorum, Steven Adler and Gilby Clarke? Nothing from them yet.
The 2016 edition of the Coachella takes place over two weekends (April 15th, 16th, 17th and 22nd, 23rd, 24th) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California.
Wolfmother Streaming New Song ‘Gypsy Caravan’
Wolfmother have released a stream of the new song “Gypsy Caravan”. The song is the latest track previewed from the forthcoming album “Victorious,” which will be released on February 19th.
The new album was recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with acclaimed producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Bruce Springsteen).
Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale played guitar and bass on the album in addition to lead vocals and for the drum tracks he recruited Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, A Perfect Circle) and Joey Waronker (Air, Beck, REM) to perform on different tracks on the upcoming album. Check it out:
Motorhead’s Ace Of Spades Back On UK Charts Following Lemmy’s Death
Motorhead’s 1980 classic, “Ace Of Spades”, has returned to the UK singles charts following the December 28th death of leader Lemmy Kilmister placing in the top 10 at midweek.
According to the Official Charts Company, “Ace Of Spades” has climbed 94 places to Number 9 at the midweek point on the Official Singles Chart update.
The track peaked at Number 15 upon its release in 1980, and last entered the Top 40 22 years ago, hitting Number 23 when it was re-issued in September 1993.
Chuck’s Viral Video of the Day
The Wandering Eyes
It’s not just guys who can’t help staring at the opposite sex. This compilation video shows the same woman checking out UFC fighters at the weigh-in. She doesn’t even seem to try to hide it… possibly because she doesn’t even need to mentally undress them! Have you ever been caught checking out the opposite sex like this?
On This Day in Rock
1968—Jimi Hendrix was jailed for one day in Stockholm, Sweden on drink charges after going berserk and destroying everything in his room at the Goteberg Hotel.
1985—The Honeydrippers which featured Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of “Sea of Love” which became Plant’s highest charting single in the U.S.
2000—Rob Halford announced that he had written a letter of conciliation to his then-former band-mates in Judas Priest which began rumors of Halford reuniting with the band. Halford re-joined the band in 2003.
2003—Green Day’s lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after being stopped in California speeding in a black BMW convertible. He failed a breath test and was taken to Berkeley county jail and was later released on $1,053 bail.
The Audio Vault
Helpful Hints From Hell -- If You Forget Their Name
This Day In The 90's -- January 5
Guess My Gitch
Today on Guess My Gitch at 1:20pm we’ll be playing for tickets to the Toronto International Boat Show! Keep in mind that I never wear the same colour two days in a row, so be sure to not guess GREEN!
More Watercooler Chat
Why (Some) Canadians Are Cutting Currency in Half
In the Gaspesie region of northern Quebec, locals are cutting money in half. Why? It’s all about boosting the local economy. Martin Zibeau and his friends heard about the idea of alternative currencies from a French tourist, and the group decided to try putting the idea into motion in Gaspesie. A half-bill is called a “demi,” and a demi is worth just what you’d think—$5 if it’s half of a $10 bill, $10 if it’s half of a $20 bill, etc. Demis can only be used locally, and the idea is to keep money circulating in the community. Of course, for that to work, local businesses have to agree to accept it; currently, there are a few businesses that do so in Gaspesie.
(via Fast Company)
Travel site arranges a roommate for your next trip
A Seattle marketing producer has created an online company that may cut your hotel bills in half. The catch? You have to share your hotel room with a stranger.
Joining the club is free, and you get to accept or reject the roommate that the club chooses for you, based on biographical information provided by club members.
Although saving money is the primarily goal of club members, he said many members join to make friends or meet new travel companion. The service is popular, he said, with business travelers, especially self-employed workers or owners of startup companies who are on a tight budget.
(via LA Times)