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Red Hot Chili Peppers Feel “Major Enthusiasm” Heading Into Studio

August 21st, 2009
Photo: Phillips/WireImageWhile the Red Hot Chili Peppers slumbered, the band’s members have been keeping busy these last couple of years, what with drummer Chad Smith joining all-star group Chickenfoot, frontman Anthony Kiedis developing a series for HBO and bassist Flea enrolling at USC to study music theory. But things are about to change in Pepperland. Smith recently told Billboard the band would reconvene in the studio this fall, and Keidis and Flea confirm to Rolling ...

Quentin Tarantino on Five Key Soundtrack Picks, From “Reservoir Dogs” to “Inglourious Basterds”

August 21st, 2009
Photo: Lacroix/WireImage From Pulp Fiction to Kill Bill to his latest, Inglourious Basterds (opening this weekend), Quentin Tarantino matches scene with song like a sommelier pairs just the right bottle of wine with a nice steak: perfectly. And it’s no wonder — the filmmaker houses a virtual record store just outside his bedroom (vinyl only), which he presides over with High Fidelity-like attention to detail. “Everything is in bins and sorted by categories,” Tarantino explained just ...

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Gets His Own Alley in Ohio Hometown

July 31st, 2009
Photo:Granitz/WireImage In 2006, Oklahoma City named an alley after its favorite freaky sons the Flaming Lips, last month it was announced that Run-DMC will lay claim to the corner of 205th Street and Hollis Avenue in Queens when it’s rechristened “Run-DMC JMJ Way,” and this Saturday, the city of Warren, Ohio, will honor Dave Grohl with a street of his own. According to local Website" target="blank">Trib Today, Grohl is expected to show for the ...