Rock News of the Day
The long-awaited Temple Of The Dog re-release may feature previously unheard material – even though drummer Matt Cameron isn’t a fan of the idea.
The band, formed by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder, won control over their 1991 master tapes last year following a drawn-out legal battle.
The album was a tribute to their friend, Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, who’d died the previous year.
(via Classic Rock)
>>> Led Zeppelin will be revealing eight previously unheard tracks on September 19th when they release “The Complete BBC Sessions”, featuring live recordings that BBC radio made from 1969 through 1971, including the only recorded performance of the song “Sunshine Woman”.
>>> The Pretty Reckless have made a new track called Take Me Down available to stream. It’s taken from the group’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled, third album, due for release in the autumn. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/_nrlsUvbKTs
>>> Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has told Donald Trump supporters to stop following him on Instagram, posting: “I feel like I’m going to puke. I cannot believe this is happening. How can you guys support this dude and his stupid stupid wife? Please unfollow me. Go f— yourselves.”
On This Day in Rock
1940—Billboard’s first comprehensive record chart was published. The magazine had previously published best-seller lists submitted by the individual record companies, but the new chart combined the top sellers from all major labels. Their first number one song was ‘I’ll Never Smile Again’ by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
1975—Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played the opening night on their Born To Run Tour at The Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island.
1986—The film based on the life of Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious, ‘Sid And Nancy’ premiered in London, England.
1999—The Rolling Stones reported a gross income of $337 million from almost two years of touring from their Bridges to Babylon and No Security tours. The Stones had played to over 5.6 million people, selling out all but 20 shows.
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Garry Marshall passes away
One of the most prolific directors/producers in American TV and film, Garry Marshall, has passed away.
His notable credits included creating Happy Days and its various spinoffs, Laverne and Shirley (starring his sister Penny) and Mork & Mindy. He was also a co-creator of the short-lived sitcom Makin’ It, and developed Neil Simon’s 1965 play The Odd Couple for television.
On film, he directed Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, The Princess Diaries, and many more. He was 81.