It’s not lost on 80-year-old Mick Jagger that he won’t be around forever. But that doesn’t mean The Rolling Stones can’t be. He says, quote, “You can have a posthumous business now, can’t you? You can have a posthumous tour. The technology has really moved on since the ABBA thing.” Of course, he’s talking about the ABBA’s “Voyage” concert in London with holograms. And Jagger also says if The Rolling Stones ever sold their post-1971 music catalog, the profits would go to charity. He says his eight kids don’t need the estimated $500 million. Meanwhile, the band is prepping for the release of the new album, “Hackney Diamonds”, and just dropped a tune called “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” that features Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich doesn’t really mind people stealing his music anymore. Quote, “I’m just happy that [effing] anybody cares about what we’re doing and shows up to see us play and still stream or buy or steal our records or whatever.”
Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers says he’s had two major strokes, and 11 minor ones, since 2016.
The Super Bowl may have Usher, but the Canadian Football League has tapped Green Day to play the halftime show of their championship game, which is called The Grey Cup. (Full Story)
U2 opened their residency at the Sphere in Las Vegas on Friday. Here’s a rundown. (Full Story) And speaking of U2, here’s their latest tune, “Atomic City”.
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett says Taylors Swift has “more bravery” than most rock bands these days. (Full Story)
Aerosmith’s farewell tour is postponed to sometime in 2024 because of Steven Tyler’s vocal injury. He didn’t just damage his vocal chords, he fractured his larynx, (Full Story)
Ozzy Osbourne’s latest spinal surgery was a success, and now he wants to do a new album and tour. (Full Story) And here’s Episode 3 of The Osbournes Podcast.
Nirvana’s biographer says Kurt Cobain was jealous of Dave Grohl because he had his act together, and because, quote, “he wasn’t a freak, like Kurt.” (Loudwire) In other Nirvana news, In Utero was the band’s first #1 debut on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified 6x platinum in the United States. Geffen/UMe commemorates the 30th anniversary of In Utero with several multi-format reissues, arriving on October 27, 2023. Configurations include a limited-edition 8LP Super Deluxe box set, 5CD Super Deluxe box set, 1 LP + 10” edition, 2CD Deluxe edition, and a Digital Super Deluxe edition. The three Super Deluxe Edition releases comprise a total of 72 tracks with 53 previously unreleased tracks. Among the unreleased material, two full In Utero-era concerts, namely Live In Los Angeles (1993) and the band’s final Seattle performance, Live In Seattle(1994), are included in addition to six bonus live tracks from Rome, Springfield, and New York. Seattle producer and engineer Jack Endino—who helmed the band’s 1988 debut Bleach—reconstructed the live tracks from stereo soundboard tapes for this year’s reissue. Additionally, In Utero’s original twelve songs, along with five bonus tracks and B-sides, have been newly remastered from the original analog master stereo tapes by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Services—who assisted Albini as the only other engineer at the original sessions. The physical Super Deluxe Edition box sets also boast a removable front-cover acrylic panel with the album’s iconic Angel; a 48-page hardcover book with unreleased photos; a 20-page newly designed fanzine; a Los Angeles tour poster lithograph by hot rod artist Coop; replicas of the 1993 record store promo Angel mobile, three gig fliers, two ticket stubs for Los Angeles and Seattle, an All-Access tour laminate, and four cloth sticky tour backstage passes: Press, Photo, After Show, and Local Crew. Available exclusively at online stores at uDiscovermusic.com and SoundofVinyl.com and limited to 3000 units worldwide, fans who buy either Super Deluxe Edition will receive a Nirvana acrylic stand to display their angel-on-acrylic panel included in both boxset configurations.
Don Dokken says that if anyone has a problem with the way his voice sounds, they should just not come to the show.
Bruce Springsteen’s tour rider calls for six bottles of “quality beer” that are, quote, “not Budweiser.” He also needs a manicurist who can do, quote, “a man’s and a woman’s acrylic nail work.”