The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts will benefit charities in both the UK and the US and was chosen by the Hawkins family. Beneficiaries and further details will be announced shortly. Performing alongside The Foo Fighters, the first guest artists for Los Angeles announced are Chris Chaney, Stewart Copeland, Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Joshua Homme, Joan Jett, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Brian May, Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Chad Smith, Luke Spiller, Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Jon Theodore, Wolfgang Van Halen, Brad Wilk, Pat Wilson, and a special appearance by Chevy Metal. More artists and guests will be announced. The Los Angeles concert takes place on Tuesday, Sept 27th, 2022 at The Kia Forum. You can sign up for a pre-sale code at the Foo Fighters website.The LA public on sale will begin Friday, 16th of June at 9am local time. The first guests for the London show were announced earlier today and details can be found here.
Mick Rock a.k.a. ’The Man Who Shot The 70s’ who created some of the most iconic shots of bands in music history, has died. He was 73. The news was broken by his family on social media. No cause of the death has been announced. In addition to a stint as David Bowie’s personal photographer, the native of Great Britain show iconic rock music acts such as Queen, T. Rex, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, Thin Lizzy, Geordie, Mötley Crüe, and Blondie. We send our sympathy out to his friends and family at this time. Read their statement about Mick’s passing and lifeswork below.
In what is shaping up to be a huge year for 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard, they are releasing a new boxed set. Def Leppard The Early Years 79-81 will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic On Through The Night album, with tons of remastered vinyl, CDs, a gang of unreleased material from their early years, live concerts, and hopefully shine a spotlight on guitarist Steve Clark who was one of the driving forces of the early days of the band. The set features more highlights like the never before released Nick Tauber produced version of ‘Rock Brigade’ among others. Releasing on March 20th The Early Years 79-81’Boxset, the definitive collection of the band’s early music coming from UMC/Virgin. The band’s first two albums, On Through The Night (1980) and High ‘N’ Dry (1981), and has been prepared in conjunction with singer Joe Elliott who has acted as executive producer on the set. The mastering has been done by the band’s long-serving sound engineer Ronan McHugh. This deluxe set comes with 5-CDs consisting of the original album remastered, B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live from Reading and the first-ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980. These remasters have been highly anticipated, and much requested, by Def Leppard fans globally. Def Leppard will co-headline with Motley Crue on the stadium tour in North America 2020, with Poison and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts this summer. Listen to ‘Rock Brigade’ right now! Continue reading
Last night Bikini Kill played at the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn as part of their comeback reunion tour. During their set, they were joined by Rock legend Joan Jett for a rendition of ‘Rebel Girl’, a song Jett played on! Jett and Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna have a long association as bandmates, labelmates, and influences on each other, according to last year’s Joan Jett documentary Bad Reputation. Watch the video below and check out the BK set lit too! Continue reading
Punk, a new documentary series made its debut on the EPIX channel tonight. Produced by Iggy Pop and designer and music mogul John Varvatos, Punk is a four-part series that explores the birth of Punk Rock. A huge assemblage of stars has come together including Pop, Varvatos, John Lydon (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses), Donita Sparks (L7),director Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization), Joan Jett, Danny Fields, Legs McNeil, Wayne County, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/OFF), Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Wayne County, Flea and many more. It may become a recurring series since the listing on EPIX refers to it as “Season 1”. You can watch the trailer below and click the link to sign up for a free trial to watch episode 1 on your phone on the EPIX NOW app or mobile device if your cable provider doesn’t feature the channel. Continue reading
Legendary 1990s rockers L7 have come together and created a new album, due out this May 3rd, from Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. Scatter The Rats promises to pick up where the icons last left off. The album was produced by Norm Block (JennyLee, Paper Cranes, Plexi) and Nick Launay (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) at Happy Ending Studios and Sunset Sound In Los Angeles. They just dropped a new single and video “Burn Baby”, created by Blue Hats Creative and directed by Courtney and Hillary Andujar. As we previously announced, the band is playing Download 2019 and is planning more tours. Watch it now!Continue reading
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame legend Joan Jett made a recent appearance on Lars Ulrich’s Beats 1 Radio show It’s Electric to discuss her career with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, her new film Bad Reputation, The Runaways, The Hall Of Fame, Glam Rock, Punk Rock, Blackheart Records, her manager and comrade Kenny Laguna, her performances with Nirvana, and a lot more. The show airs today so tune into Beats 1 today, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. PST at the link below.
As hinted at by Dave Grohl last week, the surviving members of Nirvana, (Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) reunited for a mini-set at Cal Jam Festival last night. Filling in for the late Kurt Cobain was Joan Jett, John McAuley of Deer Tick and Brody Dalle! You can watch fan-filmed videos of their mini-set during The Foo Fighters headline show below.Continue reading
According to a report from the Pulse of Radio, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl may be plotting a reunion of his former band, Nirvana at this weekend’s Cal Jam Festival. Cal Jam is the Foo Fighters own fest that brings back a name from the glory days of 70s and 80s rock n roll. The Foo’s put out two cryptic tweets indication that the 2014 reunion of Nirvana which included Krist Novoselic and Joan Jett, also playing at Cal Jam, in place of Kurt Cobain, done for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony, maybe happen again. We’ll keep following this story. A performance would be timely since the 25th anniversary of the In Utero (DGC) album just passed a few weeks ago. Continue reading
The logo may be cheesy, the name may scream ‘Hair Rock’, but Cincinnati quartet Electric Citizen have bags of resonance and depth to accompany their melodic sensibilities. Helltown (Ridingeasy) is the band’s third album and is a rolling trip through sinister grooves.Continue reading