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Dave Grohl Reunites with QOTSA

So THAT’S what he’s gonna be doing while the Foo Fighters take a break.  Dave has returned to Queens of the Stone Age, the alternative band fronted by former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme that he drummed for in 2002. This is Grohl’s second stint with Queens of the Stone Age. He played on one album, ‘Songs for the Deaf,’…

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Travis Barker’s Public Service Announcement

Can you identify with this poor dad? Have you “lost your touch”?  Thankfully, there’s now help for you. Jimmy Kimmel Live and Travis Barker have recently teamed up to star in a spoof PSA titled “Helping Parents To Rock.” It’s quite generous for a star of this caliber to donate his valuable time to help educate,…

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Nirvana–The Musical?

Oh, what is that Courtney Love up to now? If one recent report is correct, she’s getting ready to revisit Kurt Cobain‘s legacy with a musical inspired by his early years in Nirvana. The news was broken by Britney Spears‘ former manager Sam Lutfi, who revealed Love’s plans in the Los Angeles courtroom where he’s involved in a defamation…

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Switchfoot on “Fading West”

Switchfoot is in a position of transition as they’re coming to a close with touring their latest album, Vice Verses, and looking forward to working on their ambitious film/album/soundtrack combo already titled, Fading West. Switchfoot bassist Tim Foreman talked with Alternative Addiction about looking back on Vice Verses and looking forward to Fading West. “It definitely represents a…

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Papa Roach Frontman Considered Suicide

But he didn’t follow through, thankfully. Jacoby Shaddix realized at the last minute the “selfishness” of the act. The singer, who was recently forced off the road with voice problems, tells Classic Rock’s sister title Metal Hammer: “I went to Sausalito to hang myself. I was in a f—-ing place, man. “The booze, my lifestyle,…

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For the Next Gen of Punks

Bring up your little spawn the right way. Punk him out to this! It’s never too early to introduce the future generations of our world to what THEY will deem “classics” or “oldie moldies”. Calming, yet they will begin to recognize melodies in no time. Rock N’ Roll Baby Lullaby Ensemble will release Punk Rock…

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New Chili Tunes

Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing 18 singles over the next six months and have identified another two of those songs already: “Magpie’s on Fire” and “Victorian Machinery.” All of the songs are leftovers from the I’m With You recording sessions. Drummer Chad Smith, speaking with Billboard, says that the band is currently working on…

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Local 101: Interview with Tomlinson Fort of Cobalt & the Hired Guns

Independent Arts and Music Festival, otherwise known as I AM Fest recently took over the House the Blues to bring a full night of Chicago’s finest. Among the impressive lineup, which included The Studs, The Giving Moon, The Underlined, The Alaya Conscious, A Friend Called Fire, Board of Governors, Leah Druzinsky, Workout Music, and The…

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Review: Back In Black For The Darkness?

Hot Cakes starts off with a dick joke, and not a very funny one at that. After detailing his past decade’s hardships with cocaine and fame, newly returned frontman of The DarknessJustin Hawkins wails about how every man he met during his formative years wanted to suck his cock. These opening lines to “Every Inch of…

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