Pearl Jam, Aerosmith & More – Q101 Music News For August 19th 2014

Motley Crue, Aerosmith & More – Q101 Music News For August 19th 2014

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Pearl Jam Members Take On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has gone viral. Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready was challenged by former New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason. McCready took the challenge, and passed the challenge to his Pearl Jam bandmates, as well as Duff McKagan and Ben Hagerty.

Eddie Vedder challenge Bruce Springsteen, Tim Robbins and with his daughter’s help, One Direction‘s Niall Horan.

Fatal Accident Involving Motley Crue Tour Truck

As reported on JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) –
One person was killed in a wreck with an 18-wheeler on I-65 in Jefferson County on Friday morning.

A vehicle crashed with an 18-wheeler around 4:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-65 at exit 280. State troopers responded to the deadly crash.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Jefferson County coroner’s office. They have identified the victim as Michael Wayne Marsh, 47, of Hayden.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to a hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

An employee with Oak Mountain Amphitheater confirms that the 18-wheeler was hauling equipment for Motley Crue. The band is still expected to perform tonight at the park on Friday night.

Aerosmith’s Kramer Addresses Rumors Of Heart Condition

TMZ reported that an anonymous “source close to the band” informed them that Kramer has suffered heart issues in the past and an unnamed “member of the crew” told them that Kramer will be undergoing heart surgery. But they stipulated that they were unable to confirm the surgery rumor.

Kramer addressed the rumor of his heart condition. He issued the following statement, “I’m feeling better than ever and I’ll be back sitting in the best seat in the house, hitting it harder than ever for our amazing fans. My gratitude and thanks for all the love and support showered on me during this time. #LetRockRule.”

The drummer’s wife Linda took things a little bit further on Twitter, confirming that Joey was in the hospital for a heart related procedure but called out the report for blowing things “out of proportion”.

She tweeted, “Despite whats being reported n media my husband @joeykramer is NOT undergoing emergency open heart surgery he has NOT had prior heart issues”. And she also tweeted, “Media blowing out of proportion The truth is Yes my husband @joeykramer is in the hospital having a procedure related to his heart.”

Slipknot Auditioning For “Human Maggots”

The group asked for extras to appear as “human maggots” in the clip, which will be shot in the Los Angeles area on Aug. 22 and 23. The prerequisites for qualification included being between the ages of 20 and 35 and being comfortable to be shooting while barefoot. I guess we will have to wait and see what a “Human Maggot” looks like when they release the new video.

Danzig Sings Elvis

Danzig posted on his Facebook that he is working on an Elvis cover album. The post reads as follows:

“So strange how things happen.Working in studio all this week on
“Danzig sings Elvis” ep & tonight is anniversary of day Elvis died”

GD 8/16/14

Gene Simmons Responds To Backlash

Gene Simmons posted a response to the backlash he has gotten over recent comments he made about depression on the official KISS Facebook page:

“I want to make this statement about my views on depression for the record and to clarify my prior remarks.

“To the extent my comments reported by the media speak of depression, I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsight were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression. I sincerely apologize to those who were offended by my comments. I recognize that depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones. I deeply support and am empathetic to anyone suffering from any disease, especially depression.

“I have never sugarcoated my feelings regarding drug use and alcoholics. Somewhere along the line, my intention of speaking in very directly and perhaps politically incorrectly about drug use and alcoholics has been misconstrued as vile commentary on depression. Unkind statements about depression was certainly never my intention. Fully, you will know that and I do not intend to defend myself here and now, by listing the myriad charities and self-help organizations I am involved with. Rather, I simply want to be clear that my heart goes out to anyone suffering from depression and I deeply regret any offhand remarks in the heat of an interview that might have suggested otherwise.”

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