Wednesday, 16 April 2014

RIP AC/DC: 1973 – 2014...Edit, NOT Splitting Up

AC/DC are ending their 41 year career on a terribly sad note. Plans were underway for a new studio album, their first since 2008′s monumental Black Ice, and a ’40th Anniversary’ world tour, 40 huge shows across the globe. About 3 weeks ago, founding member, rhythm guitarist, co-producer and co-songwriter Malcolm Young had a stroke, which left a blood clot on his brain.

When AC/DC reunited at the start of April to begin a month of rehearsals, in the lead-up to new album recording sessions, Malcolm discovered he couldn’t play. At least, he couldn’t play like he used to play. Nothing has been officially confirmed, as of this writing, but friends and family members have been discussing what happened to Malcolm for the past couple of weeks. The blood clot, resulting from the stroke, is believed to be why Malcolm couldn’t keep working.

Although friends have described Malcolm’s condition as serious, it doesn’t mean he won’t recover. People do get better after strokes, and people do recover lost skills. But friends and family of band members believe the decision was made last week to call it quits.
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Since this statement earlier,  there are rumours that AC/DC will not be splitting up

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

ZZ Top Perform Music For A Prom In 1970

“Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, and Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) playing the Senior Prom in May, 1970 at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in Orange, Texas. Apparently sometime between signing the contract to play and the actual prom itself, the band broke-out big. They tried to get out of the prom, but the school couldn’t find a replacement on such short notice so ZZ Top still performed…people were climbing through the windows, crashing the prom, just to hear the band play. This was all at a really small school with a graduating class of around 100, maybe less.”

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Afghan Whigs Release First Album In 16 Years

Three years after reuniting, brooding rock brood the Afghan Whigs today announced their first record since 1998's 1965. The album, whose unwieldy title Do To the Beast might or might not warrant a (sic), will come out on April 15th. The date lands between the band's performances at Coachella on consecutive Fridays, April 11th and 18th.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Stephen Malkmus Inspired "Cinnamon & Lesbians" Ice Cream

David Chang, the culinary mastermind who created the Momofuku restaurant empire and elevated the stature of porkbelly buns in the hierarchy of tasty treats, has long been known as a Pavement junkie. He once named “Summer Babe” off of Slanted and Enchanted as his “ultimate side one, track one”