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  • $13 For 13 Hours For Bush, Kevin Costner & Modern West, OR Three Days Grace

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    BUSH, THREE DAYS GRACE, KEVIN COSTNER & MODERN WEST AND

    A 13th BIRTHDAY TICKET SPECIAL

    The Common Ground Music Festival is adding to their line-up. Monday, July 12, 2012 Bush will perform your old and new favorites, Wednesday, July 12, 2012 Kevin Costner & Modern West will show you his country side and Saturday, July 14, 2012 Three Days Grace will bring their energetic rock sound. All of these artists will be performing on the Auto Value stage at the thirteenth Common Ground Music Festival presented by Miller Light. 

    Thirteen Hour Sale - On Friday, April 20th we will be celebrating our thirteenth birthday WITH A 13 HOUR SALE!.  A LIMITED QUANTITY of $15.00 (+ fee) tickets for Monday July 9 for Bush, Wednesday July 11th for Kevin Costner & Modern West, and Saturday July 14th for Three Days Grace will be on sale FOR 13 HOURS Only between 8am-9pm this Friday (limit 8 per person, QUANTITIES LIMITED, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!).  Go to commongroundfest.com and you can purchase single day tickets FOR $15 (+ FEE), WHILE THEY LAST, FOR 13 HOURS Only, between 8am-9pm this Friday (limit 8 per person).

    SINGLE-DAY TICKETS: Single-day tickets for Bush, Kevin Costner & Modern West, and Three Days Grace go on sale to the public at 8 a.m., Friday, April 20 for 13 hours at the prices below:

    Bush-Monday, July 9, 2012          

    Limited quantity at $15.00 (+ fee) FOR 13 HOURS, THEN $25.00 (+ fee)

    Kevin Costner & Modern West-Wednesday, July 11, 2012 

    Limited quantity at $15.00 (+ fee) FOR 13 HOURS, THEN $20.00 (+ fee)

    Eric Church-Thursday, July 12, 2012      

    $34.50 (+ fee)

    Three Days Grace-Saturday, July 14, 2012       

    Limited quantity at $15.00 (+ fee) FOR 13 HOURS, THEN $25.00 (+ fee)

     Bush

    The new BUSH album, The Sea of Memories, is steeped in the notion that one has to know where they came from to know where they’re going. “We are the sum of everything we’ve done -- right, wrong and in-between,” says singer and guitarist Gavin Rossdale. “We’re all victims, and benefactors, of our past.” And Bush should know. The British-born band has had more success over the course of their first half-dozen years than most artists do in a lifetime. From Sixteen Stone (containing hits like “Everything Zen,” “Little Things,” “Come Down,” “Machinehead,” and “Glycerine.”) to The Science of Things (contained “The Chemicals Between Us.”), they made some of the most successful rock albums in recent memory. The seminal outfit also forged a sound that would come to characterize an entire decade.

     Kevin Costner & Modern West

    The history of Kevin Costner & Modern West goes back over 20 years when Kevin met John Coinman in a dirty, downtown warehouse in Los Angeles during an acting workshop. John was a musician with an intense interest in acting and Kevin was an actor with an intense interest in music. They became friends and began to play and write music together along with another friend, Blair Forward. That collaboration turned into the band Roving Boy – a rock band with an edgy Western style and a small record deal in Japan where they had a #1 single called “Simple Truth”.

     

    Born from a shared love of music and comprised of a tight-knit group of longtime friends, Kevin Costner and Modern West draw their influences from a broad tapestry of American music and beyond. The show itself flows from original material penned by the band to cover songs written by some of music’s giants.

     Three Days Grace

    Three Days Grace is a Canadian post-grunge band, formed in Norwood, Ontario, After signing to Jive Records, Three Days Grace has released three studio albums: Three Days Grace in 2003, One-X in 2006, and Life Starts Now in 2009. The albums have been certified platinum, double platinum, and gold, respectively, in the United States. The band have had a string of number one songs on the Billboard Alternative Songs and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts including

     “I Hate Everything About You,”  “Just Like You,” “Animal I Have Become,” Never Too Late,” “Break,” and “World So Cold.”

    SINGLE-DAY TICKETS:

    Single-day tickets for Bush, Kevin Costner & Modern West, and Three Days Grace go on sale to the public at 8 a.m., Friday, April 20 for 13 hours at the prices below:

    Bush-Monday, July 9, 2012          

    Limited quantity at $15.00 (+ fee) FOR 13 HOURS, THEN $25.00 (+ fee)

    Kevin Costner & Modern West-Wednesday, July 11, 2012 

    Limited quantity at $15.00 (+ fee) FOR 13 HOURS, THEN $20.00 (+ fee)

    Eric Church-Thursday, July 12, 2012      

    $34.50 (+ fee)

    Three Days Grace-Saturday, July 14, 2012       

    Limited quantity at $15.00 (+ fee) FOR 13 HOURS, THEN $25.00 (+ fee)

    UPGRADE SEATING TICKETS:

    Bush-Monday, July 9, 2012                            

    $10.00

    Kevin Costner & Modern West-Wednesday, July 11, 2012                                     

    $15.00

    Eric Church-Thursday, July 12, 2012                        

    $15.00

    Three Days Grace -Saturday, July 14, 2012                         

    $10.00

    SINGLE-DAY VIP PASS:

    For fans seeking a VIP experience.  Quantities are extremely limited. Full UnCommon Club details available at CommonGroundFest.com.

    Bush-Monday, July 9, 2012                            

    $89.00 (+ fee)

    Kevin Costner & Modern West-Wednesday, July 11, 2012                                     

    $99.00 (+ fee)

    Eric Church-Thursday, July 12, 2012                        

    $89.50 (+ fee)

    Three Days Grace-Saturday, July 14, 2012                         

    $99.00 (+ fee)

    FAST PASS:

    This pass will allow you to enter the venue between 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Quantities are extremely limited. The 7-Day pass is $50.00 and the single day fast pass is $10.00.

    7-DAY PASS: 7-Day festival passes are limited and first-come, first-served. By far the week’s best value, the current $89 (+ fee).

    7-DAY VIP PASS: 7-Day VIP Pass. Quantities are extremely limited. Full UnCommon Club details available at CommonGroundFest.com. Tickets are $299 (+ fee).

    All tickets have a $3.00 fee per ticket when purchased online, by phone and at the Common Ground Festival office.

    PURCHASE TICKETS:

    All Common Ground Music Festival tickets may be purchased —

    • In Person: Common Ground Music Festival Office located at 901 N. Washington Ave. in Lansing.
      (NW corner of N. Washington Ave. and Oakland Ave.) Free parking is available on N. Washington Ave.
    • Online: www.commongroundfest.com
    • By phone: 877-569-7767
      • Office hours are 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday.
      • Print tickets at home or —NEW—send them to your smart phone.

    For more detailed information about the 2012 Common Ground Music Festival, log on to the official website at www.commongroundfest.com or call the festival office at (517) 267-1502.

    Bush "All My Life"

    Kevin Costner & Modern West

    Three Days Grace

     

  • Vince Neil Show The World How To Take A Fall

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    Vince Neil
    Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

    Vince Neil sure knows how to roll with the punches — and the falls. The Motley Crue singer did a fairly ungraceful faceplant onto the stage at his strip club, but his recovery was nothing if not laudable.


    Performing ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ at his Las Vegas nudie joint of the same name, Neil was trying to hop from the stage onto a platform that was a bit higher when he lost his footing and took a tumble. But not only did he barely miss a beat, he turned the mishap into an excuse to scoot to the bevy of lovelies at the edge of the stage, who seemed all too eager to kiss his boo-boos and make them better.

    The incident isn’t his only public stumble of late — he was also recently barred from the Palms casino for reasons he doesn’t really understand, but which the establishment said in a press release were due to his “inappropriate behavior.”

    Vince’s new strip club, described as a “G-string’s throw from the Palms,” had its soft opening a few weeks ago and formally opened for business on Friday, April 13.

    by: Shauna Wright

    Watch Vince Neil Fall and Recover During Performance at http://www.tmz.com/2012/04/15/vince-neil-fall-video/#.T4x3ve0VrGs

     

     

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Bring Emotion And Funk To Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

    Red Hot Chili Peppers were the very last act inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, late Saturday night  – and with the ceremony creeping close to the five-hour mark, many in attendance had already split.

    However, the California funk-rockers were clearly who much of the crowd were waiting to see — and they did not disappoint.

    The band was inducted by comedian Chris Rock, who recalled seeing them accidentally when he was younger. (He “couldn’t understand a word they said”—and, on top of that, “they had socks on their d—ks.”) However, Rock smartly pointed out the secret of their unique sound: “If George Clinton and Brian Wilson had a kid, he’d be ugly — but he’d be Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

    Rock’s hilarious introduction set up a series of sincere speeches by the band. Former drummers Jack Irons and Cliff Martinez were inducted along with the group’s current time-keeper, Chad Smith. The latter thanked his mom for tolerating his drums and expressed gratitude for other former Chili Peppers, who weren’t there but were “all part of the [band’s] journey.”

    One of those players mentioned often was guitarist John Frusciante, who was not in attendance. Another was beloved former guitarist Hillel Slovak, who died of a drug overdose in 1988. In a classy gesture, his brother accepted the induction trophy on his behalf.

    Slovak’s absence proved to be emotional for bassist Flea, whose passionate, effusive speech was among the night’s best. He choked up as he thanked his late friend for, among other things, telling him to take up playing bass. (Flea also grew teary-eyed while thanking his mom for coming to the ceremony and after expressing his love for funk master George Clinton.)

    The bassist also thanked fellow inductees Guns N’ Roses and Beastie Boys — and reminisced about childhood shenanigans with the former’s Steven Adler and Slash — and reiterated how much playing music still means to him.

    Kiedis, the last band member to take the mic, spoke much about friendship and the band’s tight bond. He also spoke with gratitude over the unconditional support he’s received from bandmates, even during his lowest periods.

    The singer recalled a particularly difficult time when Flea once discovered him hungover and passed out. After the bassist woke him up, Kiedis reportedly said, “I was gonna be the James Brown of the ’80s!”—which was enough to keep Flea around to offer encouragement.

    The band’s chemistry and jovial mood carried over to their live performance, which encompassed hits old (the slithering funk of the ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ hit ‘Give It Away’), new (2011’s ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’) and in between (2002’s ‘By The Way’). As is their custom, both Flea and Kiedis shed their fancy duds and went shirtless while they played.

    The three-song set segued right into an extended jam session on the Stevie Wonder classic ‘Higher Ground’ (which the Chili Peppers famously covered on their classic 1989 disc ‘Mother’s Milk’), during which the band was joined onstage by Slash, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, George Clinton and Ronnie Wood, among others, for the night’s final performance.

    The career-spanning set was a testament to how vibrant RHCP still are as a live act—and how vital they feel as a creative entity.

    “We’re going somewhere,” Kiedis told the Associated Press before the ceremony. “How can we stop and take an award when really we’re just halfway there? But it is nice to be together with people that we spent some incredible years along the way writing songs and playing shows in little theaters and sweaty little transvestite clubs and having the time of our lives.”

    by: Olivia Langley

  • Van Halen's Diver Down' Turns 30

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    Diver Down Album
    Warner Brothers

    Van Halen‘s fifth album, 1982′s ‘Diver Down,’ turns 30 years old today (April 14). As a hastily-recorded collection featuring only four full-length original songs, this record should by all rights be a disaster.

    Instead, it’s just about the most fun thing you can play at your next summer family picnic.

    Having barely completed an exhausting world tour in support of their 1981 album ‘Fair Warning,’ their fourth record in as many years, Van Halen was as you can imagine looking forward to taking a little break.

    But first, lead singer David Lee Roth reportedly convinced the group to release a cover of Roy Orbison’s ‘(Oh) Pretty Woman‘ as a time-buying, stand-alone single. This move backfired in the best possible way. The track became a sudden hit, and Warner Brothers pressured the band to record an accompanying record… and fast.

    Understandably short on new material, Van Halen whipped together a thirty-one minute hodge-podge featuring five cover songs (including their brief album-closing take on Dale Evans’ ‘Happy Trails‘), three short Eddie Van Halen-showcasing instrumentals and just four full-length original songs.

    Although some critics, understandably not grading on the curve to account for the rushed recording schedule, criticized the album’s lack of original material, with Rolling Stone declaring it appeared the group was “running out of ideas,” the four original songs on ‘Diver Down’ prove this was hardly the case at all.

    The album’s two new rockers, ‘Hang ‘Em High‘ and ‘The Full Bug,’ the latter of which featured Roth on both acoustic guitar and harmonica, have clearly stood the test of time. In fact, the group has been treating fans to occasional renditions of both of these dusted-off gems on their current world tour.

    Even more impressively, the album features two of Van Halen’s most textured and mature tracks; the lilting, Spanish-influenced ‘Secrets‘ and the exotic pop-rock guitar symphony that is ‘Little Guitars.’ Anyone who thinks that Van Halen couldn’t have grown up musically with Roth on the microphone should pay attention here.

    Despite telling Guitar Player magazine at the time that putting together ‘Diver Down’ at such a hectic pace was “fun” — he and his brother Alex even got to recruit their father Jan to play clarinet on their version of ‘Big Bad Bill (is Sweet William Now)‘ — Eddie later revealed displeasure with the album’s reliance on outside material, and for having to graft a riff he had planned for an original song onto the band’s synth-pop cover of ‘Dancing in the Street.’

    This realization led to a major change in how Van Halen operated. In an effort to retain more control over his music, Eddie built a recording studio — named 5150 — at his own home and has used it to create at least part of every one of the band’s albums ever since.

    Van Halen would go on to record one more album with Roth, the career-and-genre defining ‘1984,’ before splitting with the singer and entering an entirely different phase of their career with Sammy Hagar on vocals.

    Roth immediately kicked off his solo career with the audacious ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile,’ but after a couple of decades, the Van Halen brothers and Roth apparently realized they brought out the best in each other, reunited, toured (minus bassist Michael Anthony) and released the excellent ‘A Different Kind of Truth.’

    by: Matthew Wilkening

  • Charm City Devils Frontman John Allen Talks New Album, Cancer Battle, Fatherhood & More

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    Charm City Devils LOW DOUGH INFO!

    Q106 welcomes Charm CIty Devils to the Loft in Downtown Lansing on Monday, April 23!


    There are a limited LOW DOUGH tickets available for only $1.06!  Log onto to Q106FM.COM for more information and remember the password MOJO12

    Get your low dough tickets now while supplies last!  Click HERE for more info!


    Rock On with the Charm City Devils at the Loft in Downtown Lansing on Monday, April 23 with Fusion Shows and Q106!

    Charm City Devils
    Facebook: Charm City Devils

    Charm City Devils are back with their brand-new sophomore album ‘Sins,’ the follow-up to their 2009 debut ‘Let’s Rock n’ Roll.’


    The new disc’s current single ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ is taking over airwaves. The tune is a cover of a traditional folk song that was popularized in the soundtrack to the film ‘O Brother Where Art Thou.’

    The band recorded ‘Sins’ at Sound Kitchen studios with Grammy-winning producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Egypt Central). Charm City Devils are also gearing up for a string of dates at the end of April into May and they are confirmed to play Rocklahoma 2012.  Go here to check out a full list of cities and dates.

    When Loudwire got the chance to chat with frontman John Allen, he spoke all about the new record, personal hardships, being a devoted dad and musician and much more.

    What made you guys do a cover of ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’?
    Well you know I love that movie [‘O Brother Where Art Thou’]. We talked about doing a cover a little bit and someone suggested ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ and I thought back to the year of that album where that song was nominated for a Grammy – the performance that Ralph Stanley did live on the Grammys I remember it just sent chills down my spine. I thought “Wow, that was an incredible performance, that’s an incredible song so maybe we should take a crack at it – see if we can make it work in the rock world.” It was a challenge, but I’m really happy with how it turned out.

    It was a tough one with the arrangement, we had to change the arrangement quite a bit and we wrote the music to make it rock and I had to write a chorus. What you would think a modern day rock kind of chorus would be, the song didn’t have that – what we think of as a typical chorus. That was a challenge and the song was really long too, we had to cut it down to make it work and it’s still pretty long for radio these days.

    What is another song or artist you would like to cover?
    I really like blues and traditional type of songs, stuff that’s older. We’ve messed around in our live set we actually play a Black Keys song, well now it’s two records ago – ‘I Got Mine’ is the song that we do in our live set once in a while, which is a lot of fun. It’s kind of got a Sabbath-y, Hendrix-y, Zeppelin-y kind of vibe to it. I really dig doing that.

    What was the overall experience of recording with producer Skidd Mills?
    The last record was done over a period of several years and I did most of the tracks in my basement and the last three tracks recorded for that album, we did the drums elsewhere then it was mixed in another facility. So we really wanted to do this one, top to bottom, with one person and it was a real honor to work with Skidd. He’s had so much success, he’s a really great talent and to be able to record in Nashville was a great experience. When we went down there during pre-production work with Skidd, Dolly Parton was in the studio across the hall from us. You’re around that kind of stuff and you’re like “Wow” — it blows your mind?

    Would you ever work with Dolly Parton for a collab?
    Heck yeah, I would not turn that down. She’s a tremendous talent, a great song writer, just a force to be reckoned with.

    I read that there were a lot of feelings were buried and this record helped bring them to the forefront, can you elaborate on that and talk more about the inspirations for some of the themes of the album?
    Well a lot of frustrations and it’s life basically. We all go through it, I’ve been really fortunate in my life, I’ve just been so lucky in so many respects to not have to have dealt with some really heavy things and heavy obstacles throughout my life. I mean I was adopted but that wasn’t – it was a pretty charmed life admittedly. But right after the Cruefest tour, about several months after, I found out I had skin cancer.

    I wasn’t really afraid of dying or anything, I felt helpless. The doctors were gonna cut it all out and take care of it. It was Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The thing that bothered me the most was what would happen – I have two little girls at the time my oldest was three and my youngest was just a year and a half. So I figured the oldest one would probably barely remember me if at all and the youngest wouldn’t remember me at all. I just thought about how that would impact their lives not having a dad around. So that hit me really hard and then there are stories about relationships breaking up on the record, which everybody’s gone through.

    The opening number ‘Fight’ is about somebody really not believing in you and it’s about the business, about how difficult the music business can be. There’s a lot of life themes, one of the common threads along most of the songs is that of anger.

    Are your kids rocking out to the heavy stuff or not so much?
    They’ve heard ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ around the house and they sing that. They’ll hear my stuff when I’m working on songs and playing the demos back and forth and I’m trying to listen to them and seeing what to work on. They get to hear the stuff first hand and I could tell if I’ve got something that’s working because my oldest she’s start – she’ll sing it when it’s not even playing or if I play a part of it and I stop it for some reason she’ll yell at me to keep playing it.

    I got to watch myself though, I was singing the Foxy Shazam song around my kids but I was trying to sing the G rated version of that song “that’s the biggest black eyes I’ve ever seen, I like it, I like it.” My youngest she’s not singin’ the other parts but she’s singing “I like it, I like it.”

    Be careful, you might have a couple of little producers on your hands.
    [Laughs] Yeah I might. I need more women telling me what to do around the house [laughs]. I got three bosses at home.

    You said that you named the record ‘Sins’ because it was the one the one thing you guys could agree on since everyone has sinned in some way. Does that have anything to do with your life on the road?
    We’re good men on the road, we’re good boys – we’ve sinned enough in our earlier years. I’ve seen a lot of stuff in my days of touring, I played drums in a band called SR-71 and I joined the band right after they had a huge hit with ‘Right Now’ and oh my God the stuff that I saw on that tour bus when I went out with them. There were a couple times when I felt like I had to come home and shower for a week and get myself to church [laughs]. We got a lot of that stuff out of our system in our teens, we’ve all been playing music for a long time.

    So what’s life like on the tour bus these days?
    We don’t have a bus these days [laughs], we’re doing this on such an indie level. We were the only band on Cruefest 2 on the main stage that we were in a van, driving ourself. It wasn’t bad at all, I tell you I can’t complain – except for when we were out West and the cities were really far apart. There were a couple drives overnight where I stupidly stayed awake with the driver to make sure we didn’t end up in a ditch somewhere, there were some shows where I felt it the next day. We’re all such good friends we really have a good time out there.

    What is one band you would love to tour with that you haven’t gone on tour with yet?
    Probably Aerosmith or KISS — they’re just legends and two of my favorite bands when I was little. To meet those guys and be able to tour with them would be phenomenal. I look up and respect those two bands so much. I already got to tour with Motley Crue and that was phenomenal. I’m a huge fan of Shinedown, I would love to tour with those guys, we have friends in Theory of a Deadman, I would love to get back out with those guys. Black Stone Cherry, I’m a huge fan of those guys – this last record to me sounds amazing.

    What is one thing you need to bring on the road with you (no electronics)?
    Throat coat tea! [Laughs] It’s an herbal tea that taste awful and I take some of that before I go onstage. The way I sing, it tears up my throat so badly – it soothes my throat. That’s sort of a lame thing, what else? I can’t really think of anything else I need to take. I need to take my leather pants man! And a cucumber covered in tin foil! Gotta have that, like in ‘Spinal Tap,’ you gotta impress the ladies.

    by: Liz Ramanand

    Charm City Devils’ new album ‘Sins’ is now available at iTunes and Amazon.com.

    Watch the Charm City Devils ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ Video

  • Thirteen Hour Sale For Common Ground Tickets...Seriously

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    Common Ground 13 Hour Sale

    13 Hours of $13
    (Oh, yeah, and you can win a meet-and-greet)

    This July Common Ground Music Festival marks Year 13 on a week featuring the year's second Friday the 13th. Today is the other, if you're following. Where we come from all that coincidence means we celebrate and this year our facebook fans shouted, "$13 tickets!" We agreed.

    Starting 8AM EST you have 13 hours to lock up a
    Friday, July 13 Common Ground ticket (only) for just $13.

    And, yes, since you mention it the performance is, for now, a mystery. Consider it a musical mystery grab bag with an extra surprise because while access to our $13 Friday tickets ends tonight, you'll have plenty of time, and reason, to predict who'll be the evening's mystery performer(s).

    Visit our Community page and sound off with your best guess on who we'll pick. If you're correct, you may win a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet a Common Ground artist. That's right, you'll greet fame face-to-face and we'll take the picture to prove it. Just be prepared. Guess right and you may also find you've won a few more best friends.

    (By the way, those Friday the 13ths are also exactly 13 weeks apart. Creepy, hunh?)

    blah blah blah
    Promotion runs 8 a.m. — 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 and is valid only for Friday, July 13, 2012 tickets. 8 ticket per/person maximum. To receive discount, tickets must be purchased through commongroundfest.com. Purchase does not increase your chance of winning and, in fact, a purchase isn't necessary (though we hope you take us up on the offer.) Meet-and-greet to be determined based on artist availability. Odds of winning depend on entries recieved. In the event of multiple correct entries, a random number drawing will determine the winner.

    Our mailing is:
    Common Ground Music Festival
    901 N Washington Ave
    Lansing, MI 48906

  • Frances Bean-All Grown Up & Dealing With Cortney's Antics

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    DAVE GROHL DENIES COURTNEY LOVE’S CLAIM THAT HE MADE A PASS AT FRANCES BEAN COBAIN

    Dave Grohl & Crtney Love
    Angela Weiss / Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images

    Courtney Love‘s creative pace has certainly slowed over the years, but she’s clearly in no danger of mellowing out. In the last year, she’s engaged in public feuds with everyone from her landlord to the Muppets — but this week, she returned to one of her favorite targets, Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, accusing him of hitting on her 19-year-old daughter.

    Love’s Twitter rant, preserved for posterity by Gawker, found Love threatening to shoot Grohl for making a pass at Frances Bean Cobain, accusing him of being “sexually obsessed” with deceased Nirvana founder Kurt Cobain, and sharing assorted other bits of classic Love prose. Unfortunately, her tweets were aimed at an inactive Twitter account belonging to a different Dave Grohl, but the press picked up the story and ran with it, necessitating a comment from the real subject of Love’s ire.

    Not surprisingly, Grohl says he doesn’t have any idea what Love is talking about. “Unfortunately Courtney is on another hateful Twitter rant,” he sighed in a statement. “These new accusations are upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue.”

    Frances Bean, who was probably too busy hiding her face in a pillow and screaming “Mommmmmmm!” to be reached for comment, has thus far remained silent on the matter.

    by: Jeff Giles

     

    FRANCES BEAN COBAIN LASHES OUT AT COURTNEY LOVE OVER DAVE GROHL ACCUSATIONS

    Francis Bean
    Hedi Slimane


    Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, has just issued an official statement regarding her mother Courtney Love‘s recent accusations that Dave Grohl tried to seduce Frances.

    The drama began when Courtney Love took to her one true love, Twitter, to share the not-so-believable info with her fans. “I hear from Frannie’s roommate that @davegrohl hit on Frances, and that she was curious. I’m not mad at her, him I am about to shoot, dead.”

    Forced to reply, Grohl said in a statement, “Unfortunately Courtney is on another hateful Twitter rant. These new accusations are upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue.”

    Finally, just a few moments ago, Frances Bean Cobain herself released a statement on the issue:

    While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I’m in a monogamous relationship and very happy.

    Twitter should ban my mother.

    Yet another Courtney Love Twitter drama has come full circle. Stay tuned next week for the following chapter of Courtney Love craziness, to be released when she Twitter-bashes her next target.

    by: Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann

  • Green Day to Release Three New Albums

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    Green Day to Release Three New Albums Between September and January
    The LPs are called ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!

    Green Day
    Green Day performs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


    Green Day have announced plans to release an ambitious trilogy of albums entitled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!. The first disc will hit shelves on September 25th, the second on November 13th and the third on January 15th 2013.

    "We are at the most prolific and creative time in our lives," Green Day said in a statement.  "This is the best music we've ever written, and the songs just keep coming," said the members of Green Day. "Instead of making one album, we are making a three album trilogy.  Every song has the power and energy that represents Green Day on all emotional levels.  We just can't help ourselves... We are going epic as fuck!"

    The group is currently recording the music in Oakland with producer Rob Cavallo. They have played a series of clubs gigs in California and New York over the last year where they have previewed many new songs, though it's unknown if any of that material will be on the new discs.

    Green Day's last LP was 21st Century Breakdown in 2009. They toured extensively to support the disc, and this August and September they have dates booked in Asia and Europe.

    By Andy Greene

  • Iron Maiden En Vivo Give Away

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    Iron Maiden

    EMI / Universal

    Legendary metallers Iron Maiden recently served fans the next chapter of the Maiden live experience with ‘En Vivo!’ Shot in Santiago, Chile, the show has been captured and released on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and picture disc vinyl — you can win this give away a prize package containing all four of them.

    As one of the many shows during Maiden’s ‘Final Frontier’ tour, the beautifully edited concert truly is the best representation of a live Maiden show ever put onto visual media. Fans of the massively successful ‘Flight 666′ concert footage will be blown away once again by ‘En Vivo!,’ which was shot using 22 HD cameras plus a flying octocam that captured the aerial view of 50,000 screaming metalheads in Chile.

    Our Iron Maiden ‘En Vivo!’ contest includes a Blu-ray and steel-cased DVD of the concert — both of which include the fascinating ‘Behind the Beast’ documentary — as well as audio versions of the performance on both CD and picture disc vinyl.

    To enter this contest, simply enter your email address in the entry form below. You can also order ‘En Vivo!’ today by clicking here.

    IRON MAIDEN 'EN VIVO!' PRIZE PACKAGE GIVEAWAY

    Enter your e-mail address for a chance to win Iron Maiden's 'En Vivo!' on Blu-ray, steel case DVD, CD and picture disc vinyl from Loudwire.com and UltimateClassicRock.com. Contest ends May 9, 2011. Click here for official rules.

     

     

     

  • Oh "The GNR Drama" Continues

    Posted by Jennifer Taylor

    Axl Rose

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    Axl Rose Comments On Idea Of Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour

    Mopey singer Lana Del Rey may or may not have hooked up with the man of her dreams, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose.

    Video of the two of them emerging together from the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, Calif. on Friday night has hit the interwebz, but even if you don’t care about their respective love lives (and really, who could blame you), what Axl said in that clip about GnR may still warrant your attention.

    Del Rey, 25, has a well-known thing for the 50-year-old Rose. Before she made it big with her hit ‘Video Games,’ she did a little ditty called ‘Axl Rose Husband,’ whose lyrics don’t make a whole lot of sense but do apparently indicate she considers Rose some sort of god.

    Anyway, TMZ caught the pair coming out of the Chateau Marmont — which, for those you who don’t know, is a famous hotel with a restaurant frequented by the rich and famous — and even though the paparazzi couldn’t wait to alert the world to the possible coupling of Rose and a chick young enough to be his daughter, one cameraman did think to ask about the possibility of GnR doing a reunion tour with the “full lineup.”

    Rose’s crystal-clear reply? “Not in this lifetime.”

    GnR are set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, so interest in the original band members has reached a fevered pitch lately, with everyone wanting to know if they’ll reunite for a performance.

    The acrimony between Axl and the rest of the guys is legendary, and with Slash recently saying Rose “hates his guts” and Steven Adler calling the new GnR members “hacks” and “scabs,” it doesn’t seem like anyone’s anxious to kiss and make up.

    And since questions still remain over whether Izzy Stradlin and Rose will even appear at the Hall of Fame induction, we’ll be pretty surprised if the whole gang is even willing to share the stage long enough to accept the honors before they go back to sniping at one another.

    by: Shauna Wright

     

    Watch Axl Rose Shoot Down GnR Reunion Tour Possiblities