AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has paid tribute to his late bandmate Malcolm Young, after the guitarist’s passing over the weekend at the age of 64 following a lengthy battle with dementia, writing on his website, “For 32 years we stood side by side on stage… he has left a legacy that I don’t think many can match. He never liked the celebrity side of fame, he was too humble for that. I am proud to have known him and call him a friend, and I’m going to miss him so much. I salute you, Malcolm Young.”
The Stone Temple Pilots debuted new singer Jeff Gutt during an exclusive November 14 show in West Hollywood, CA, and are sharing video from their set. Gutt (pronounced goot) was chosen during the band’s open audition call for a vocalist after the 2015 departure of Chester Bennington in 2015, who returned to Linkin Park before his passing a few months ago. A new Stone temple Pilots album is expected early next year. Check out the band doing their new song, “Meadow”:
Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has advised fans that he’s cancelled a series of upcoming U.S. concerts by his band Day Of Errors… that after being hospitalized with some heart issues. Said Bill. “I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates.”
Van Halen bassist Wolfgang Van Halen wants to make sure that if you’re following his father Eddie on Instagram that you’re not instead following an imposter. Eddie’s verified account is @eddievanhalen, the imposter pretending to be the Van Halen guitarist adds an underscore before the name.
In 1992, R.E.M. released Automatic for the People, but never formally toured in support of it; in fact they only played one show: at the 40-Watt Club in their hometown of Athens, Georgia on November 19, 1992. Now, as Automatic for the People turns 25, R.E.M. are sharing remastered footage and audio from that concert via their official Facebook page. It will also be released on 25th anniversary editions of Automatic for the People. Have a look:
Live At The 40 Watt Club, 11/19/92
There was only one show performed in support of the 1992 release of Automatic For The People, on 19 November at the group’s old haunt, the 40 Watt Club in Athens GA. Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this performance with a “live” stream of this recently discovered footage. The audio is available on all versions of the 25th Anniversary Reissue of Automatic For The People. Special thanks to Dan Aguar & Todd Ploharsky for film restoration.Posted by R.E.M. on Sunday, November 19, 2017