Rock News of the Day
McCready Wants Temple Of The Dog 25th Anniversary Reunion
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready says he’d love to reunite with his former band Temple Of The Dog for the 25th anniversary of their self-titled record. He performed a couple of songs from the album with the band’s former singer Chris Cornell last year and says he’d do it again “in a heartbeat.”
He goes on to say, “I don’t know what the answer is with the re-release of the record, but I would love to do something for the anniversary. That’s kind of Cornell’s thing. I would love to play live anytime with those guys.”
— Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot have announced that their music festivals Ozzfest and Knotfest will join forces September 24 and 25 in San Bernardino, California. Joining headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot will be Disturbed, Black Label Society, Megadeth, Rival Sons, and many more.
— Mark Hoppus says it never occurred to him and Travis Barker to pull the plug on Blink-182 when Tom DeLonge quit last year. The band brought in Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba as a replacement for DeLonge, and they release their seventh album, “California” on July 1.
— The Stone Roses have released a single called All For One – their first new material in 21 years. A mainstay of the Manchester scene, they reunited in 2011 but have not released any fresh material since the 1995 single Begging You, taken from their 1994 album Second Coming. Check out the track here.
Chuck’s Viral Video
Dude blows up stuff with Dynamite
Have you ever been so frustrated with your computer working improperly that you just wanted to throw it out the window? A guy calling himself Swedish Dynamite decided to get rid of his old computer in the coolest way possible. By blowing it up with dynamite. And then he blew up his wife’s… hopefully with her permission. Apparently “now is time for the next blow job” means something completely different in Sweden.
On This Day in Rock
1966—The Rolling Stones released “Paint It, Black” which went on to reach number one in the U.S. & the U.K. It was one of the first rock records to use a sitar.
1985—Dire Straits released their fifth studio album Brothers in Arms which went on to become their most successful album reaching number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & selling nine million copies in the U.S.
1989—Bon Jovi reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the fourth and final time with “I’ll Be There for You” which spent one week on top of the chart.
2004—KISS’ Gene Simmons caused controversy with the Australian Muslim community after saying that the Islamic culture is “vile” in a radio interview in Melbourne. Simmons would later state that his comment was taken out of context.
2007—Queen’s guitarist Brian May was placed on a 24-hour security watch after a schizophrenic man announced his intentions to murder him.
Guess My Gitch
Today we’re playing for a pair of tickets to check out the Blue Jays’ farm team, the Buffalo Bisons! (the home game of your choice)
I never wear the same colour two days in a row… be sure to NOT guess blue!