September 12th, 2011 by joshhoffman
September 10th, 2011 by joshhoffman
Last weekend was the awesome Pearl Jam 20 Festival. Chris Cornell joined their “Grunge” colleagues on stage for a version of their 90s collab “Hunger Strike”.
Speaking of PJ 20 here is a new trailer for the upcoming Camercon Crowe(Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) directed documentary.
And whats cooler than Muppets and Rockstars. If you want to see the full list of ultimateclassicrock.com Best Rockstar Appearance’s on the Muppett Show head here. However, it really doesn’t get much better than Mr. Cooper.
September 9th, 2011 by joshhoffman
Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Drummer Chad Smith says its ‘weird’ being mistaken for actor Will Ferrell. He says he is tired of trying to telling people that he is not him so he just goes with it. Can you blame people for mistaking the two?
And a very interesting/hilarious 15 reasons why Metallica is just like the New York Yankees. See here.
Neil Peart Explaining ‘Distant Early Warning’ and 10 Things You Didn’t know about Lindsay Buckingham.
September 5th, 2011 by joshhoffman
Here’s Rush Drummer, Neil Peart explaining the many themes of their hit “Distant Early Warning”:
“The main theme of the song is a series of things, but that’s certainly one of the idea[s] (our very tense world situation), and living in the modern world basically in all of its manifestations in terms of the distance from us of the threat of superpowers and the nuclear annihilation and all of that stuff, and these giant missiles pointed at each other across the ocean. There’s all of that, but that tends to have a little bit of distance from people’s lives, but at the same time I think it is omnipresent, you know, I think that threat does loom somewhere in everyone’s subconscious, perhaps. And then it deals with the closer things in terms of relationships and how to keep a relationship in such a swift-moving world, and it has something to do with our particular lives, dealing with revolving doors, going in and out, but also I think that’s generally true with people in the modern world where things for a lot of people are very difficult, and consequently, work and the mundane concerns of life tend to take precedence over the important values of relationships and of the larger world and the world of the abstract as opposed to the concrete, and dealing with all of those things with grace. [more of the song is played] And when I see a little bit of grace in someone’s life. Like when you drive past a horrible tenement building and you see these wonderful pink flamingos on the balcony up there, or something like, some little aspect of humanity that strikes you as a beautiful resistance if you like.”
And if you want to learn 10 things about Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsay Buckingham click here.
August 20th, 2011 by joshhoffman
In an elaborate effort that saw Pearl Jam fans doing a scavenger hunt in real life and on the web, PJ released the songs that will be on their 20th anniversary documentary. See the full list here.
And as anticipation grows for the Chili Pepper’s 10th studio album, I’m With You they gave fans the video for their first single “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”. Watch here.
August 14th, 2011 by joshhoffman
Since we are appreciating the short but sweet songs for Q92′s ” The Best 3 Minutes of Rock ” Classic, check out this video of the White Stripes that take it even one step further(or shorter?) and literally play a one-note-show to end their cross Canada tour. Watch here.
And late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain’s daughter has grown up. Frances Bean Cobain turns 19 on August 18th and has appeared online in some “mature” photos. See em here.