News Bits: Pussy Riot Get ‘Harshest’ Treatment, Elliot Smith Mural Revamped + More
– Just when you think things can’t get any worse for Pussy Riot, the two members still incarcerated have been sent to “the harshest” prison camps in Russia. Usually, we use the news roundup to make dumb jokes, but this is actually pretty sad and terrifying.
The Black Keys and RZA, ‘The Baddest Man Alive’ – New Video
We’ve been hoping for this video from the very minute we heard that the Black Keys had teamed up with RZA on the song ‘The Baddest Man Alive’ for the soundtrack to the forthcoming Quentin Tarantino-produced flick ‘The Man With the Iron Fists.’ And now that it’s here, let’s just say this: It doesn’t disappoint.
Soundgarden Preview ‘By Crooked Steps,’ Discuss Writing the New Song
Soundgarden fans hoping to hear music from the band’s forthcoming comeback album, ‘King Animal,’ haven’t had much to go on outside of first single, ‘Been Away Too Long’, and the few snippets of other songs that have surfaced so far. But now another clip is out there, this one two minutes long and featuring both a sampling of ‘By Crooked Steps’ and interview footage of the band discussing the prev
News Bits: Flea Spends 50th Birthday Rocking With Red Hot Chili Peppers + More
– The Red Hot Chili Peppers celebrated Flea’s 50th birthday by playing a concert in the bassist’s back garden. That’s pretty cool, but why make the guy work on his big day? Bass slapping is strenuous.
Billie Joe Armstrong’s ‘Life Is In Danger,’ Says Green Day Bandmate
Any way you slice it, rehab is serious stuff. But Billie Joe Armstrong‘s current trip to an undisclosed facility to deal with unspecified substance abuse issues may be way more serious than it seemed, as Green Day bandmate Mike Dirnt has come out to say that Billie’s “life is in danger.”
Trent Reznor Partnering With Beats by Dre
Trent Reznor is working on some sort of partnership with Beats by Dre, the audio products and equipment brand produced by hip-hip icon Dr. Dre and and producer Jimmy Iovine under their Beats Electronic company. The Nine Inch Nails and How to Destroy Angels mastermind announced that he’s teamed up with Beats via a Facebook post that revealed very little about what they actually have in the works. R
Tom Morello Calls Paul Ryan a ‘Jackass,’ Expresses Disappointment in Obama
While it recently emerged that Rage Against the Machine have an unlikely fan in Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, Rage guitarist Tom Morello has been pretty clear that the feeling is not mutual. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Morello dubs Ryan a “jackass” when discussing the politician’s Rage fandom and explains that he “missed” a lot of the meaning behind the music. Read
Green Day Post ‘¡Dos!’ Video Trailer
A trailer for ‘¡Dos!,' the second offering in the ‘¡Uno!'-‘¡Dos!’-‘¡Tre!’ trilogy that Green Day are releasing over the course of several months, has hit the web.‘¡Dos!’ is due out Nov. 13 and follows hot on the heels of (shocker!) ‘¡Uno!,' which dropped last month. ‘¡Tre!’ follows in early 2013.
News Bits: Dave Grohl Collaborates With Rick Springfield + More
– Dave Grohl has teamed up with Rick Springfield to write a song for his forthcoming ‘Sound City’ documentary. Here’s hoping it’s a sequel to ‘Jessie’s Girl,’ and that the Aussie hearthrob finally learned where he can find a woman like that.
News Bits: Freed Pussy Riot Member Vows to Keep Fighting + More
– Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich has vowed to continue taking part in the band’s protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin — despite finally being freed earlier this week after months in prison on charges of hooliganism for a previous anti-Putin event. Thankfully this means we get to continue covering this crucial social justice issue — and we vow to keep using the word “pussy”
The Black Keys and RZA, ‘The Baddest Man Alive’ [Listen]
The Black Keys team up with RZA on ‘The Baddest Man Alive,’ the lead track off the soundtrack to the forthcoming Quentin Tarantino-produced flick ‘The Man With the Iron Fists.’ The Keys are the rare rock act on an album full of hip-hop and rap stars — including members of the Wu-Tang Clan, who appear in various combinations on several cuts and as a unit on the second-to-last one, ‘Six Directions o
Green Day, ‘Stray Heart’ [Listen]
First, Billie Joe Armstrong strayed from sobriety, then Green Day strayed from their itinerary, and now, the band has released a new single titled ‘Stray Heart,’ which you can listen to below. Is there something more going on than meets the eye?