Kidman J. Williams – There is a new demo that has surfaced from Nirvana on the internet and you might want to listen before it gets blocked everywhere. According to sources the demo was either from 1993 or 1994, nobody is completely sure.
The very first ‘official’ documentary about the Nirvana frontman, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” has brought many never been heard demos to light. This one that has hit the internet is “E-Coli.” Although you might want to take a listen to the almost nine minute demo as quick as you can. It has been getting taken down everywhere.
The demo E-Coli has the trio in all their Nirvana glory. You can hear the droning guitar, and solid rhythm section with Kurt’s squealing vocals going over the music.
Kidman J. Williams – It appears that Axl Rose and Slash have finally mended fences after two decades of hatred. Slash left the band back in 1996. Now he has admitted to Aftonbladet, a Swedish Music magazine.
Slash said in the interview:
“It was probably way overdue you know. But it’s, you know, it’s very cool at this point. You know, let some of that, sort of, negative…dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long.”
He was asked by CBS This Morning back in May about a Guns N’ Roses reunion at some point. He said that, “It might be fun at some point to try and do that.”
According to Slash in May they started to reconcile their respective differences. Slash had said that:
“We don’t have all those issues anymore. There’s not a lot of controversy. It’s something that’s more perpetuated by the media than anything.”
There is no confirmation of a Guns N’ Roses reunion at this point. With that being said, I have to report that after the reconciliation, the current replacement members of GNR have quietly left the band.
Does that scream reunion? I think we all hope it does.
Here is this journalists prediction:
There will be a big reunion show somewhere significant like The Greek or maybe The Whiskey. Then a reunion tour will follow that. Then the success of the those shows will give fans a “Chinese Democracy” that the people can be proud of. It will probably be something closer to Appetite than Use Your Illusion I & II.
Kidman J. Williams – John Lydon, better known to fans as Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols has a new album coming out with his band PiL. The new album, “What the World Needs Now” will be released on September 4, 2015. The 10” vinyl will hit on August 21, 2015.
If you aren’t familiar with Public Image Ltd (PiL) you probably should get to know them. John Lydon formed PiL after the Sex Pistols in 1978. The post-punk band has been a revolving door of members since its formation, with Johnny Rotten being the only real constant.
Through the years PiL has had some serious credentials. The band has had 5 UK top 20 singles and 5 Albums in the UK Top 20. The band went until 1992 and then Lydon brought the band back from the ashes in 2009 to do PiL’s 2012 album “This Is PiL.
In a recent interview with ClassicRock.TeamRock.com Lydon talked about some television ads he did for Country Life Butter back in 2008. Lydon went on in true Johnny Rotten fashion saying:
“I got so much flak for those TV ads. None of these chaps, including Iggy (Pop), get the criticism that I do. I was hated. Sell-out! Well, fuck off! Who else was fucking helping me, money-wise? Quite frankly, take a look at my body size. I think you can tell I eat a lot of butter. It’s not like I was advertising sanitary napkins.”
John Lydon, no matter the age, will always be Johnny Rotten at the core.
The Beatles staged their second concert tour of the United States in the late summer of 1965. At the peak of American Beatlemania, they played a mixture of outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas, with two historic stops on this venture.
The Shea Stadium concert on August 15 set records for attendance and revenue. Promoter Sid Bernstein said, “Over 55,000 people saw the Beatles at Shea Stadium. We took $304,000, the greatest gross ever in the history of show business.”
By Michael Palmer
The following commentary is based on events that occurred at the Inaugural GrateVille Dead Festival at Louisville’s waterfront park, a tribute to the Dead and their ability to entrain individual interior landscapes into a cohesive wave of fluid, danceable energy. This event was also a local example of the immortality of the Dead and a snapshot of the cultural conditions of the city of Louisville, the context in which this event took place. Magically, GrateVille was able to recreate with high fidelity the Beauty and Goodness that traditionally accompany the micro-culture of The Grateful Dead. This is my contribution to the tribute.
In our overly technologized modern world, where people are both strangers to themselves and others, where scientific materialism is deemed superior to Beauty and Goodness, and where the concept of divinity has been reduced to ‘the Big Sky Daddy,’ the general population helplessly interprets and responds to most experiences with dry eyes, vapid encounters with the novel, and vacuous interpretations of what’s real. Experiencing aesthetics for the sake of seeing oneself, or bumming out smokes just to be good, are foreign motivations for being alive.
Hope, however, seeped through the cracks of my generally pessimistic evaluation of the ‘culture-of-the-masses’ while attending the inaugural GrateVille Dead festival at the Waterfront’s Brown-Foreman amphitheater, co-organized by Louisvillians Ashley Angel and Colonel Dennie Humphrey. Continue reading