Watch Post Malone Cover Nirvana with Travis Barker of Blink-182

As reported previously, Post Malone held a livestream concert last night for charity via his YouTube channel. He performed Nirvana “hits and fan favorites” while raising money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Among the musicians backing Post during the performance is Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Throughout the show, Google will match all donations at up to $5 million, with all proceeds going to the UN Foundation. Not only did Posty have Kurt Cobain widow and co-estate executor Courtney Love’s blessing, Nirvana member Krist Novoselic watched the stream and tweeted his support and delight at the covers. Watch now! Continue reading

Courtney Love Says Hole is “In Discussions” About Reuniting

In a new interview, Courtney Love reveals that she is in discussions for Hole to stage a reunion. This past spring marked the 25th anniversary of the bands’ landmark album Live Through This (DGC). The band, Love, Eric Erlandson, Patty Schemel, and Melissa Aur Der Mar, have flirted with a reunion for years, but been unable to commit for various reasons. Here’s hoping it works out. Continue reading

Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain – 25 Years Later

For those of a certain age, the news that twenty-five years have passed since the death of Kurt Donald Cobain will scarcely be believable. But it is 25 years and yes, you do now feel old. You probably still feel sad and melancholy. Time has a terrible way of playing tricks with your memory but the passing of Nirvana’s frontman still resonates as if it were yesterday. The past remains, undoubtedly, a foreign country but I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. I was in laundrette in Bristol, England doing a weekend load of washing (this is what students did then). I was listening to the BBC on my five-year-old Sony radio walkman- remember those?- when the terrible, heart-stopping news came through on that grey, terrible slate grey April day.

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Smashing Pumpkins Announce Guests For 30th Anniversary Show Later This Week

On tour all summer, Smashing Pumpkins have been playing secret shows, hosting fan contests and more to celebrate their return. Now they have announced numerous special guests for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Performance at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on August 2, 2018. AFI frontman Davey Havok, Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, Killers members Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, Courtney Love, Mark McGrath, and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno will join the band throughout the momentous show.


Announced due to overwhelming demand for a second New York area date, the special 30th anniversary performance will feature a career-spanning setlist, covers, never before seen production, and more surprises. Indie rock band Metric will provide support. Tickets for the show are on sale now and are available at www.smashingpumpkins.com, LiveNation.com, and via the Live Nation App.

Ginger Wildheart Announces Upcoming UK Dates

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Ginger Wildheart has released his newest single “Honour,” recorded by himself and Courtney Love, which will be part of his G•A•S•S• project.

He has also announced his upcoming UK tour, where he will be performing his Songs & Words show, spanning material from The Wildhearts, Silver Ginger 5, Clam Abuse, and his myriad solo material. He has also brought back his Hallowe’en Hootenanny as well, with all dates below.

Apr 11: Old Rep Theatre – Birmingham
Apr 24: Sugar Club – Dublin
Apr 26: Leicester Square Theatre – London
May 01: Eastwood Park Theatre – Glasgow
May 09: Dancehouse Theatre – Manchester
May 15: The Lane Theatre – Newquay
Oct 30: Slade’s Room – Wolverhampton (The Nightmare Before Hallowe’en, with Hey! Hello!)
Oct 31: Slade’s Room – Wolverhampton (Hallowe’en Hootenanny, with The Ginger Wildheart Band)

Ginger Wildheart Streams ‘Honor’ With Courtney Love, Forms New Project G-A-S-S

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Ginger Wildheart has been working his latest musical venture called G-A-S-S-, where he has rewarded members with 24 brand new songs, 16 unreleased demos and alternate mixes, regular diary updates, podcasts, horror reviews, and many other exclusive extras.

Visit here now, where you can get a sampler of the new music that’s on offer, a podcast, a selection of diary entries, and more, all wrapped up in the gorgeous exclusive artwork that accompanies it. And if you like what you find, then you can sign up for the full package, catch up with the last 8 months worth of content and receive 4 more!

Ginger has recently recorded the song “Honour” with Courtney Love, and while he was in Australia playing for her band, they recorded a video for the song, which will be released as a single in the New Year. Watch it here.

Ginger Wildheart announces 50th birthday bash, new fan club & Courtney Love duet

Having spent part of 2014 as a member of Hole frontwoman Courtney Love‘s touring band, the very prolific Ginger Wildheart has confirmed details of his 50th birthday shindig, to take place at London, Kentish Town HMV Forum on 17th December 2014. The venue was the scene of The Wildhearts first London headline show as an album band twenty years ago, the very same gig where Ginger wore a white tuxedo in honour of his mother’s birthday, and the video for ‘Suckerpunch’ was filmed – obviously a venue close to the Geordie in Wonderland’s heart!

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One of the most successful crowd-funded artists of all time, Ginger will be playing hits from his many projects, including the Wildhearts, his solo albums and Silver Ginger 5 and will be joined by many (as yet unannounced) guest appearances.

In addition, Ginger has also announced that on 2nd February 2015, he will be releasing a brand new song, co-written with Miss Love, ‘Honoured‘, a live version of which is has been released on Youtube, and can be viewed below:

And, as if that isn’t enough, Ginger has a new online fanclub, and the single is currently available through Ginger’s new multimedia fan site GASS (Ginger • Associated • Secret • Society) and was released on itunes on the 1st December 2014. GASS is a multi-tier fan club for Ginger Wildheart fans. By signing up you gain access to exclusive content including a year’s supply of new Ginger songs (36 in all!), and much more!

You can visit http://g-a-s-s.co/main/ for more details.

Your man is certainly giving Devin Townsend a run for his money in the busy stakes!

 

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Steve Tovey