Pearl Jam Music Used for Updated Version of ‘Hamlet’
The classic William Shakespeare story of ‘Hamlet’ received a grunge-style update over the weekend. The production crew at New York City’s HERE have added the music of Pearl Jam to their ‘Hamlet’ remake entitled ‘A King Of Infinite Space.’
‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ Teaser Video Previews Trent Reznor’s Score
As we reported earlier, Trent Reznor is composing the score for the next entry in the popular ‘Call of Duty’ video game franchise. Take a listen to some of the Nine Inch Nails mastermind’s work on ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ below.
DeLuna Festival 2012 Lineup Announced
Organizers for DeLuna Festival 2012 in Pensacola, Fla. have announced the daily lineup schedule for the three-day weekend. The event hosts a wide range of artists, with Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Florence + the Machine leading the charge.
Green Day Reveal ‘Oh Love’ Cover Art and Preview
Green Day are keeping the new material coming, as the punk veterans have unveiled the artwork for their new song, ‘Oh Love.’ It’s the first single from their new album ‘¡Uno!,’ the first in a trilogy of releases, that is on the way this fall. Fans will also be able to get their hands on not one, but two new documentaries from Green Day.
Courtney Love Sued by Former Assistant Over Unpaid Wages, Unethical Conduct
In news that will surprise no one, Courtney Love is once again involved in a legal battle. This time she is being sued by her ex-assistant, who claims the Hole frontwoman still owes her money for her services and was under great stress due to Love’s “unethical requests.”
Tom Waits Make Rare Television Appearance on ‘Letterman’
It’s been seven years between proper studio albums from the legendary Tom Waits. The singer-songwriter released the long-awaited follow up to 2004′s ‘Real Gone,’ ‘Bad As Me,’ last year. Take a look at Waits performing the ‘Bad As Me’ opener ‘Chicago’ on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ below.
Former Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic Hints at New Dave Grohl Collaboration
The CBGB Festival went on over the weekend in New York to celebrate the legacy of the legendary club that helped launch so many rock careers. One of the keynote speakers during the event was Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic, who somewhat let the cat out of the bag that he is working on something with fellow Nirvana alumnus Dave Grohl.
Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard Responds to Westboro Baptist Church’s Attack on Him
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is the latest target for radical religious group the Westboro Baptist Church. The organization announced last month that they would arrange a protest rally at the band’s July 8 show in Kansas City, Mo. To Gibbard’s credit, he has no qualms about Westboro Baptist Church members and their controversial activities, just as long as they play by the rules. Read
Red Hot Chili Peppers to Play in Israel for the Very First Time
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have accomplished a lot in their almost 30-year career. They have sold over 65 million albums worldwide, sold out venues everywhere and were just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, the band can add a first to their impressive list when they perform live in Israel later this year.
Smashing Pumpkins Releasing Remastered ‘Pisces Iscariot’ Collection
The Smashing Pumpkins and EMI Music are continuing their ambitious reissue campaign with the band’s entire catalog. The new entry into the series is the unlikely platinum-selling compilation disc, ‘Pisces Iscariot,’ which is set to be released later this month.
Court Hearing Delayed for Man Accused of Stealing $380K From Pearl Jam
The former Pearl Jam executive accused of stealing $380,000 from the band has a new date for his court hearing. Originally scheduled for this week (June 28), Rickey Goodrich will now be arraigned on July 11 at the King County Courthouse in Seattle.
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty Rock Out in Amsterdam
In what seemed like stars were aligning in Amsterdam over the weekend, mega rock stars Eddie Vedder and Tom Petty were on stage together to perform two of the latter’s songs. Watch fan footage of the Pearl Jam leader join Petty and his Heartbreakers on ‘The Waiting’ and ‘American Girl’ below.