Day: May 2, 2014
Courtesy Courtney Love via InstagramFile this in under “consider the source”: Courtney Love‘s estranged father says he “can prove” that his daughter was “involve[d]” in the death of Kurt Cobain.
Hank Harrison — who has had his share of public anti-Courtney rants over the years — tells RadarOnline, “No doubt she was capable. I can’t prove she pulled the trigger, but I can prove her involvement to a high degree of certainty.”
Though Harrison doesn’t reveal his proof, he does say he’s writing a book about it, with the explosive title of Love Kills: The Assassination of Kurt Cobain. …read more
Courtesy of Judas PriestAs previously reported, Judas Priest announced that its long-awaited new album Redeemer of Souls will be released on July 15, and also made available a live stream of the title track via the band’s official YouTube channel.
Now there’s more news: An official track listing for the new album has been unveiled. The standard version of Redeemer of Souls features 13 songs, while for diehard fans, there also will be a Deluxe Edition with five bonus tracks.
Among the new song titles is “March of the Damned,” the album’s …read more
Baldur Bragason; Sean Evans; RankinThe two surviving original members of one of the U.K.’s most famous rock groups have teamed up to ask another of their country’s most celebrated bands to reconsider plans to perform in Israel next month. Founding Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason have issued a joint letter declaring their support for the Palestinian people and imploring The Rolling Stones not to go through with their June 4 concert in Tel Aviv.
Waters, of course, has long been an outspoken critic of Israel’s policies toward Palestinians, while Mason is …read more
Rhino RecordsFollowing a complete sell-out of the limited-edition vinyl version of R.E.M.‘s Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions during Record Store Day, the band will release the album on CD.
The two Unplugged sessions had never been available commercially, but their popularity on Record Store Day speaks volumes. The music on the four-LP vinyl edition will be available on a two-CD set, as well as via digital download. Besides all the music that aired on the band’s Unplugged performances on MTV, the set will contain 11 songs that didn’t make it to the televised …read more
Hear Music; Kristin BurnsMore than a dozen celebrities, including rock legends John Mellencamp, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty and ZZ Top‘s Dusty Hill, are taking part in a new campaign to raise awareness about the plight of homeless U.S. military veterans. The initiative, organized in conjunction with the Ohio-based Veterans Matter program, seeks to raise money to help vets find a place to live.
So far, Veterans Matter has helped find …read more