Archive for April 5th, 2012

Kurt Cobain killed himself, and grunge, 18 years ago today. So what?

Yeah, yeah, I know, today’s the 18-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. We’re all supposed to be wallowing in depressing reminiscences, etc., etc., but really, I can’t register much of anything at all.

Look for Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks to be reissued — this time, on the big screen

From your ears to the multiplex: Bob Dylan’s 1975 divorce record Blood on the Tracks — featuring such album rock-radio staples as “Tangled Up in Blue” and “Simple Twist of Fate” — will be made into a feature-length film.

As E Street Band deals with loss, Little Steven Van Zandt says Boss 'continues to amaze me'

The E Street Band is in the midst of one of its most difficult and unusual concert tours ever, interpreting for the first time a new solo release by Bruce Springsteen — and doing so without saxophonist Clarence Clemons or keyboardist Danny Federici

King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill releases new video message for fans: 'I'll be better than ever'

King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill, in the midst of recovering from a heart attack, has issued an emotional new video message for his fans.

Meat Loaf says he'd like to collaborate with Jim Steinman again on Bat Out of Hell IV

Meat Loaf’s newest release Hell in a Handbasket doesn’t feature longtime cohort Jim Steinman, who helped shape the blockbuster Bat Out of Hell series. That doesn’t mean the partnership is over, though.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Steven Wilson, April 4, 2012

At The Showbox, Seattle, Washington: I had no idea I was going to be out this late. The ticket stub said 7 p.m. When I got to the venue, they said that was when the doors were opening.

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Jamey Johnson, “That Lonesome Song” (2007)

Normally I don’t talk much about Nashville artists in this segment. In fact, I rarely have anything good to say about Nashville at all.