Archive for March 14th, 2011

Hall of Fame 2011: Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond Get Irreverent

March 14th, 2011
If the first half of Monday's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction struck a note of awe and reverence its second half kicking off with an appropriately raucous and randy performance by Alice Cooper was a bit more irreverent Cooper who was joined in his performance both by Rob...

Hall of Fame 2011: Elton John, Bette Midler and More Pay Tribute to Their Heroes

March 14th, 2011
Appropriately the 26th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions began Monday night with an eye cast firmly toward the past The evening's first inductee Dr John who inductor John Legend described as "a living link to the New Orleans of Dixieland" – ran through a long list of those...

TV on the Radio Bassist Gerard Smith Battling Cancer

March 14th, 2011
TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith has been diagnosed with lung cancer the band announced today Smith will be sitting out TV on the Radio’s tour this spring while he undergoes treatment “Gerard is fortunate enough to have health insurance and is receiving excellent medical care” the band...

Owsley Stanley, LSD Pioneer and Grateful Dead Collaborator, Dead at 76

March 14th, 2011
Owsley Stanley the Sixties counterculture icon who collaborated with the Grateful Dead and popularized LSD in the psychedelic rock scene died in a car crash in Canberra Australia today at the age of 76 Photos The Grateful DeadStanley who was at one time the Dead's tour manager and sound engineer...

Social Distortion’s Ex-Drummer Arrested for OD’ing in Front of Son

March 14th, 2011
Former Social Distortion drummer Casey Royer was arrested last week in Orange County California after allegedly overdosing on heroin in front of his 12-year-old son According to TMZ's sources Royer was watching television with his son when he overdosed His son sought help from neighbors who called the police Photos...

Sublime Releasing First New Disc Since Bradley Nowell Died

March 14th, 2011
Legendary Los Angeles ska punk band Sublime have signed to Fueled by Ramen and this summer will release their first LP since original frontman Bradley Nowell died in 1996 The group - now billed as Sublime With Rome - features surviving members Bud Gaugh and Eric Wilson alongside twenty-two year...

Owsley Stanley: The King of LSD

March 14th, 2011
No one did more to alter the consciousness of the generation that came of age in the 1960s than Augustus Owsley Stanley (who passed away March 13 2011) Long before the Summer of Love drew thousands of hippies to Haight-Ashbury Owsley was already an authentic underground folk hero revered throughout...

Digest: Bieber’s Record-Breaking Film; Foo Fighters Announce Covers Album

March 14th, 2011
Justin Bieber Has Top Concert Film of All TimeJustin Bieber's Never Say Never has grossed over $70 million in ticket sales making it the top grossing concert film of all time just ahead of Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Without adjusting for inflation it...

Lady Gaga Designs Prayer Bracelet to Benefit Japanese Tsunami Victims

March 14th, 2011
In the wake of Friday's shocking 89 magnitude earthquake that triggered a 23-foot tsunami in Japan Lady Gaga has designed a prayer bracelet with proceeds going to disaster relief efforts PHOTOS See Hollywood's most generous celebs Gaga debuted the $5 red and white wristband -- marked with the phrase ...

Trent Reznor Will Not Work on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Movie

March 14th, 2011
Despite initial reports recent Oscar-winner Trent Reznor will not be scoring -- or acting in -- a movie called Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter In a post on the Nine Inch Nails website Reznor explained that he had never fully committed to the project and he was very confused when the...