Rock News of the Day
A number of clips of what appears to be Axl Rose rehearsing with AC/DC in Lisbon, Portugal ahead of the start of the band’s European tour on Saturday have been posted online.
In mid-April AC/DC confirmed that Axl would step in to replace Brian Johnson for the band’s remaining 2016 shows on the “Rock Or Bust” tour following word that Johnson had been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.
The audio isn’t great but you can hear the band running through Hells Bells. Check it out:
Check out the new single, and slightly-odd new video for “Burn the Witch”!
Stone Temple Pilots Address Scott Stapp Rumors
Former Creed singer Scott Stapp made headlines after he hinted that he might be the new lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots, saying ”I’ve been working on a new album with a new group of guys from some pretty well-known rock bands that you guys will know. I can’t tell you till later in June when we’ll be making the announcement. This other band I’m jamming with is it’s own band with its own band name.”
Stone Temple Pilots had no problem addressing the question directly. They tweeted, “Despite recent comments, Scott Stapp is not, nor has he ever been considered as the singer for STP.”
— Radiohead have erased their internet presence as fans anticipate looming news of their ninth album. The band’s Facebook and Twitter pages are both blank, and the official Radiohead website displays a blank homepage.
— A couple of weeks ago, Roger Daltrey confirmed that the Who would be sharing the stage on a “mega-festival” scheduled to take place October 7th – 9th in Indio, California. Now have proof from almost every act rumored to be involved, The Stones, McCartney, The Who, Bob Dylan, and Roger Waters made their shared cryptic videos on their official facebook pages.
— Red Hot Chili Peppers will release a new single titled “Dark Necessities” this Thursday… according to a Tweet that the band posted on Monday morning. More information will be revealed after the song has been released.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Thor as a Roommate Sucks
Only Thor can move his impossibly heavy magical hammer. Even other superheroes can’t pick it up. So what it would look like if Thor messed with Spiderman by leaving his hammer in inconvenient places? Now we know.
On This Day in Rock
1969—Canadian customs officials arrest Jimi Hendrix after finding heroin in his bag (he is acquitted in court).
1971—Led Zeppelin play their song Four Sticks for the first and only time in concert during a show in Denmark.
1974—Led Zeppelin launches its Swan Song record label.
1986—Robert Palmer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Addicted To Love’, it made No.5 in the UK. Palmer originally recorded the song as a duet with Chaka Khan but due to contractual problems her voice was removed.
2000—The Offspring’s 1994 breakthrough album Smash is certified platinum by the RIAA for the sixth time.
2004—The US Supreme Court rejected an appeal by two musicians who claimed they were owed royalties from Ozzy Osbourne. Bassist Robert Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake had fought a long-running battle since 1997 with the Osbourne family claiming they were entitled to money from the albums ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ and ‘Diary of a Madman.’
Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for BTBO tickets to see Blink-182 at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre August 21st! I never wear the same colour two days in a row… be sure to NOT guess purple!
More Watercooler Chat
English Soccer Team Pulls Off 5,000-to-1 Miracle
In the second tier two years ago, in a relegation fight last season, a 5,000-to-1 long shot last summer, the Leicester City Foxes clinched the most improbable title of the Premier League era when second-place Tottenham was held to a 2-2 draw with Chelsea. With an insurmountable seven-point lead with two games remaining, Leicester is champion of England for the first time in the team’s 132-year history.
One bookmaker, Sky Bet, said it paid out $6.8 million to those who backed Leicester to win the title, with 128 putting money on the team at 5,000 to 1.
Things that British bookies considered more likely than Leicester winning the league included Elvis Presley turning up alive and well, which was 2,000 to 1; Kim Kardashian becoming president, also 2,000 to 1; and the Loch Ness monster being discovered, which was 500 to 1.
By comparison, a relative sure-thing from last year’s NHL season was the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup at 100-1.