Courtney Love goes ballistic on a rude audience member in Australia

 

Courtney Love

Courtney Love

 

If you read through some of Courtney Love’s most recent headlines, you might think that she’s turned over a new leaf. Although she’s been known for having a hot temper, in the last few months alone she’s made amends with Dave Grohl, effectively ending one of rock ‘n’ roll’s longest-running feuds, and even agreed to play the role of a preschool teacher on an upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy. It seems she’s gotten her anger under control, right?

Nah.

As Gigwise points out, during a recent show in Australia, Love went ballistic after one of the audience members hurled a beer can onto the stage. “In 20 years, no one’s thrown a beer-can at me except for you, fucker,” she furiously yelled. “Your weenie must be this fucking big.”

She even went so far as to challenge the little weenie man to a fight, saying, “You wanna go back? You wanna fucking fuck me up? Do not do that again.” And she made it clear that if anyone dare throw an object her way, she would “fucking kill you.” Oh, Courtney.

However, it’s important to emphasize that Love’s rage was only directed toward that one disrespectful attendee. With a smirk, she addressed the rest of the crowd tenderly: “The rest of you are sweet as fuck.” (Some note she’s actually saying “The rest of you are excused, it’s fine”, but it’s a tad hard to tell; you be the judge.)

Watch footage of the exchange below:

Nirvana played a surprise show in Tiny Brooklyn Club

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he surviving members of Nirvana played together not once, but twice on Thursday night/Friday morning. Following their all-star performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear hightailed it to the 230-capacity Brooklyn club Saint Vitus for a surprise, invite-only show.

According to Noisey, the band took the stage around 2:30am and proceed to play a 16-song set comprised entirely of Nirvana material. Once again, they were accompanied by a cavalcade of guest singers, including St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Joan Jett, Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, and Deer Tick’s  John McCauley. Maybe it was past Lorde’s bedtime?

For her part, Clark sang lead on “Lithium”, “About A Girl”, and “Heart Shaped Box”, while J Mascis took the stage for “Drain You”, “Penny Royal Tea”, and “School”. Gordon helped closed out the performance, fronting the band for “Aneurysm”, “Negative Creep”, and “Moist Vagina”. You can see the full setlist, along with a few fan-shot video clips, below.

Setlist:
Smells Like Teen Spirit (with Joan Jett)
Breed (with Joan Jett)
In Bloom (with Joan Jett)
Territorial Pissings (with Joan Jett)
Drain You (with J. Mascis)
Penny Royal Tea (with J. Mascis)
School (with J. Mascis)
Lithium (with Annie Clark)
About A Girl (with Annie Clark)
Heart Shaped Box (with Annie Clark)
Serve the Servants (with John McCauley)
Scentless Apprentice (with John McCauley)
Tourette’s (with John McCauley)
Aneurysm (with Kim Gordon)
Negative Creep (with Kim Gordon)
Moist Vagina (with Kim Gordon)

 

Stream: The Birds of Satan’s debut album, featuring Dave Grohl

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The Birds of Satan Album

 

The Birds of Satan, the side-project of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, will let loose its self-titled debut album on April 15th through Shanabelle Records. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety below.

Comprised of Hawkins, Mick Murphy and Wiley Hodgen, of Hawkins’ Chevy Metal cover band, The Birds of Satan marks the trio’s first official release since launching earlier this year. The album was recorded over the course of one week at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in California and boasts appearances by Grohl, fellow Foo Pat Smear, Butch Vig, and Yes frontman Jon Davison.

[The Birds of Satan] is just all real old school rock with all sorts of little flares and touches,” Hawkins recently told Billboard. “It’s like a love letter to the music I love, a nod to everything, a homage sometimes. You’ll hear the (Rolling) Stones song that we learned last week and the Move song, or you’ll hear the Van Halen song or the James Gang song or whatever, but in our own songs.”

 

 

The Birds of Satan, the side-project of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, will let loose its self-titled debut album on April 15th through Shanabelle Records. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety below.Comprised of Hawkins, Mick Murphy and Wiley Hodgen, of Hawkins’ Chevy Metal cover band, The Birds of Satan marks the trio’s first official release since launching earlier this year. The album was recorded over the course of one week at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in California and boasts appearances by Grohl, fellow Foo Pat Smear, Butch Vig, and Yes frontman Jon Davison.

[The Birds of Satan] is just all real old school rock with all sorts of little flares and touches,” Hawkins recently told Billboard. “It’s like a love letter to the music I love, a nod to everything, a homage sometimes. You’ll hear the (Rolling) Stones song that we learned last week and the Move song, or you’ll hear the VanHalen song or the James Gang song or whatever, but in our own songs.” 

Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

The Birds of Satan Tracklist:
01. The Ballad of the Birds of Satan
02. Thanks for the Line
03. Pieces Of The Puzzle
04. Raspberries
05. Nothing at All
06. Wait Til Tomorrow
07. Too Far Gone to See

Watch: Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Josh Homme’s uncut Grammys rehearsal

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One week ago today, Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham capped off the 2014 Grammy Awards with a blitzing performance…. that was cut short in favor of a Delta Airlines commercial. But now, fans can watch the performance as it was originally intended thanks to an uncut rehearsal video (via Antiquiet). Watch the once-in-a-lifetime rock ‘n’ roll super group tear through Nine Inch Nails’ “Copy of A” and Queens of the Stone Age’s “My God Is the Sun” below.

Trent Reznor Blasts Grammys With ‘A Heartfelt F–k You’ Tweet

Queens of the Stone Age Thrash Grammys With Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor

Daft Punk’s big night at the Grammys turned into Taiwanese animation!!!

The Big question at the Grammys: Can someone tell me who the fuck Daft Punk is?

As you may recall, following Arcade Fire’s earth-shattering Album of the Year win at the 2012 Grammys, a Tumblr page was launched compiling various tweets asking, “Who is Arcade Fire?”. Though music writers and bloggers chuckled along, it wasn’t that outrageous of a question. At the time, Arcade Fire was still a relatively unknown band to mainstream America, a quirky group of Canadians signed to an independent record label and who dressed in funny outfits.

Surely, Daft Punk wouldn’t suffer from similar obscurity. After all, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have been heavyweights in music for two decades, with more than a few chart-topping songs to their name. They’ve even performed at the Grammys before, teaming with Kanye West for “Stronger”. So, yea, surely no one would tweet, “Who is Daft Punk?”.

"I thought we were known here.... "

“I thought we were known here…. “

Music fans weren’t the only ones disappointed by CBS pulling the plug early on the Grammys finale last night. About 45 minutes after the broadcast, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor unleashed an invective on Twitter at the awards show’s organizers, playing with its tagline. “Music’s biggest night. . . to be disrespected. A heartfelt FUCK YOU guys,” he wrote.

“Music’s biggest night. . . to be disrespected,” NIN leader wrote after show-ending performance was cut off.

Although Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl were all nominated for Grammys this year, only the drummer took home a trophy what Jay Z affectionately called a “gold sippy cup.” The Foo Fighters frontman Grammys for Best Rock Song – for “Cut Me Some Slack,” his collaboration with Paul McCartney and former members of Nirvana – and for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Sound City: Real to Reel, an album that featured him playing with Reznor and Queens’ Josh Homme on the track “Mantra.”

Queens of the Stone Age had been nominated in three categories. And finally, likely adding to Reznor’s ire, Nine Inch Nails’ 2013 LP Hesitation Marks had been nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. It lost to Vampire Weekend, whose Modern Vampires of the City earned them the trophy.

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Video: Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, and Lindsey Buckingham destroy Grammys

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Trent Reznor Blasts Grammys With ‘A Heartfelt Fuck You’ Tweet.

What better way to close out the 2014 Grammys then with a super group for the ages. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham joined forces for an epic, once-in-a-life performance of rock and roll excellence. Homme and Buckingham manned guitar and Grohl did his thing on drums as Reznor got things start with a rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ “Copy of A”. Homme then took over lead for Queens of the Stone Age’s “My God Is the Sun”, though was tragically cut short in favor of a Delta commercial. Bet that would never have happened to Taylor Swift. #NoRespect. Catch the replay below.

For a complete list of Grammy winners (who cares???), click here. Watch other Grammy performances, including Beyoncé and Jay Z, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Lorde, and more, by clicking here.

The awards show had been running about 15 minutes late by the time Nine Inch Nails took the stage with Queens of the Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Dave Grohl. The supergroup was able to play two songs – NIN’s “Copy of A” and most of Queens of the Stone Age’s “My God Is the Sun” – before the TV network ran ads for its programming and for an airline sponsor, all with the music going on in the background. Considering the group members had all played together in various configurations, the rest of their set remained a mystery to TV viewers.

WHAT A MESS!

An All-Star Grammy Tribute To Joe Strummer

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Joe Strummer

“Joe was into the individual: You’ve got to do what’s right for you,” said Slattery. “You’ve got to follow what’s in your heart and not what’s in someone else’s heart. Tuning in to your own spirit: that’s what people should take from Joe.”

Who doesn’t love a supergroup? That’s a rhetorical question — we all do. For instance, if you had the option of watching a band made up of Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, and Steven Van Zandt take the stage, how could you say no?

You don’t. You can’t.

But wait, it gets so much better. What if this fab foursome came together to honor the late Joe Strummer? At the 2003 Grammy Awards, just months after Strummer’s untimely death in December 2002, they did just that, bound together in solidarity to honor a fellow iconoclastic rock giant with one of the most iconic songs in rock and roll. “London Calling” always had a certain grandiosity to it, but that night it took on a whole new kind of awesome righteousness. There they were, the Four Horsemen of Rock if there ever was one, standing side by side, trading off verses one by one in memory of Strummer and The Clash. It was enough to bring a tear to the eye of every self-respecting punk.

Tributes are nothing new, especially on a stage as big as the Grammys. Still, when they’re done right and with true grit and spirit, it makes for an indelible memory that stays with you even a decade later. For all of the bombast and over-indulgence that can often saddle big award shows, all it takes is a moment like this to make it all worthwhile.

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Rocker Ryan Bingham will be performing at the 3rd annual Autism Speaks BlueJean Ball on October 24th.

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Ryan will be performing at the 3rd annual Autism Speaks BlueJean Ball on October 24th. Both Dave Grohl and The White Baffalo will also be performing.

Click this link for more info, to get tickets to see the show and to support this important cause.

Also, Ryan is playing a small accoustic solo show for “Tales from the Tavern” at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, CA on Nov 13. The show sold out in no time and Ryan is looking forward to this one.

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