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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Rock god Gene Simmons: Rock isn't just dead, 'it was murdered'

TV personality and KISS bassist Gene Simmons speaks onstage at the '4th and Loud' panel during the AMC Networks portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. TV personality and KISS bassist Gene Simmons speaks onstage at the '4th and Loud' panel during the AMC Networks portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, AMC Entertainment, Beverly Hills, CA, Nirvana

7 hrs ago | Ultimate-guitar.com

KISS' Gene Simmons Retracts Statement That Nirvana Were Not Icons [News]

In a new interview with Esquire KISS bassist Gene Simmons has flip-flopped on his previous statement that Nirvana were not worthy of icon status. Last year, Simmons iterated that he believed that Nirvana would not have a lasting impact on music because they had not released enough records: " Kurt Cobain - no, that's one or two records, that's not enough.

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Related Topix: Nirvana, Kiss, Pop/Rock

12 hrs ago | ContactMusic.com

Foo Fighters Joined By Prince Harry At Games Closing Ceremony

Foo Fighters received the royal seal of approval when they were joined onstage by Britain's Prince Harry on Sunday night . The prince hugged frontman Dave Grohl after inviting the rockers to perform for 26,000 spectators at the closing ceremony of his Invictus Games.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, World News, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth, Nirvana

16 hrs ago | Music-News.com

Foo Fighters explain 'Sonic Highways' project

Every song on the new Foo Fighters album 'Sonic Highways' was made in a different studio from all over America. 'Seattle, where Dave made the first Foo Fighters record and has his history with Nirvana,' explains Pat Smear.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, Nirvana

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Rock god Gene Simmons: Rock isn't just dead, 'it was murdered'

TV personality and KISS bassist Gene Simmons speaks onstage at the '4th and Loud' panel during the AMC Networks portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. TV personality and KISS bassist Gene Simmons speaks onstage at the '4th and Loud' panel during the AMC Networks portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, AMC Entertainment, Beverly Hills, CA, Nirvana

NME

Sound City Studio owner Tom Skeeter dies

The owner of California's Sound City Studios, Tom Skeeter , has died. The studio was the subject of Dave Grohl's 2012 documentary Sound City .

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Related Topix: Fleetwood Mac, Pop/Rock, Nirvana

Sat Sep 13, 2014

ContactMusic.com

Foo Fighters' 'psychic' new album

Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel has revealed the band's new album 'Sonic Highways' isn't as traditional as their other records. The bassist - who joins lead singer Dave Grohl , Taylor Hawkins , Chris Shiflett , Pat Smear and keyboardist Rami Jaffee - has revealed that the band's new album, 'Sonic Highways' is less traditional than their other records.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, Sega, Sonic, Video Games, Nirvana

Examiner.com

DVD review: 'Pink Flamingos'

'Babs Johnson' is proudly dubbed the 'filthiest person alive', a title she holds quite dear. She lives in a trailer in the woods with her egg-obsessed, crib-dwelling mother Edie , her son Crackers , and friend Cotton .

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Pink Flamingos, Pop/Rock, Divine, Mink Stole

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Examiner.com

DVD review: 'Desperate Living'

Contemporary art hates you, says the filmmaker John Waters, and in some cases-like a mold-infested blank canvas by Karin Sander-it could actually poison you. A few features into his career, the crown for America's filthiest filmmaker was fitted specifically for John Waters .

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Female Trouble, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Pink Flamingos, Mink Stole

Lite 98.7

Taylor Swift, '1989': Everything We Know So Far

In 1989, Taylor Swift was born. New Kids on the Block had their breakout year, Nirvana and Garth Brooks both released debut albums , Young MC busted a move, Milli Vanilli were caught lip-synching and Disney 's 'The Little Mermaid' hit theaters.

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Related Topix: Garth Brooks, Country, New Kids on the Block, Joey McIntyre, Nirvana, Pop/Rock

Salt Lake Tribune

St. Vincent leaps ahead, will tour with Black Keys

In this June 19, 2014 file photo, St. Vincent seen at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival, in Chicago. St. Vincent, the stage name for singer-songwriter Annie Clark, continues a big year with a full autumn of touring, including a plum slot opening for the Black Keys.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Blues, The Black Keys, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, New York, New York Government, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

ContactMusic.com

Foo Fighters Perform With Tribute Band At Show

Rockers Foo Fighters invited their own group's tribute band to take to the stage with them at their U.K. show on Wednesday . The Everlong hitmakers played to a crowd of about 600 fans at Brighton, England's Concorde 2 venue, under the moniker of The Holy S**ts.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, West Sussex County, England, East Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Nirvana

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Wisconsin producer Butch Vig offers strategies for musicians at Yellow Phone Music Conference

The fourth annual Yellow Phone Music Conference in Milwaukee had its biggest keynote speaker to date last weekend with Grammy-winning Wisconsin native Butch Vig , and plenty of take-aways for artists trying to advance in the industry. Here are a few from sessions I attended Saturday.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Pop/Rock, Garbage, Shirley Manson, Nirvana, Entertainment

The Orlando Sentinel

Check it out: Oviedo School of Rock's 'Rock & Grohl Live!' concert

WHAT : The next generation of rock arrives a little early this weekend to show off the musical skills they have learned at the School of Rock in Oviedo. The teenage student body pays tribute to drummer-turned-frontman Dave Grohl in two public concerts, playing hits from Nirvana , Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures and the various bands in his long career.

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Related Topix: Nirvana, Pop/Rock, Foo Fighters, Music, Entertainment

MTV

Nirvana Lyrics Baffle Teens

A few months ago, a video titled "Teens React To Nirvana" delighted us all, as a cadre of young ones expressed their admiration for the seminal band. A new video, however, shows that while the younger set may be down with Cobain and Co., they might not necessarily be able to sing along when "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hits the speakers.

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Messenger

Music: Walking back into the Arcade

Black Francis stated that when he formed the Pixies, he owned only five albums; three of them were by Husker Du. His favorite among them: Zen Arcade.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Pixies, Husker Du, Punk, Nirvana, The Arcade Fire, Alternative-Rock, The Replacements

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Shearer: "Frank" unmasks the dangers of pop stardom

This past spring marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Nirvana lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain. As was the case when it happened, there was a lot of talk about the impact his band had on the world of music.

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Related Topix: Nirvana, Kurt Cobain

SFGate

Hi Lo Ha riffs off inspiration from Nirvana, S.F., musical peers

Hi Lo Ha is the project of San Francisco singer-songwriter Ben Reisdorph. Until December 2012, Reisdorph was lead guitarist for Mark Matos & Os Beaches.

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Related Topix: Nirvana, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Music, Entertainment

WPLR

This Day in Music History: September 10th

1988: Guns N' Roses reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with "Sweet Child o' Mine" which spent two weeks on top of the chart. 1988: Van Halen peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with "When It's Love" which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S. 1979: The Who performed their first American concert without Keith Moon who died the previous year in Passaic, NJ at the Capitol Theatre with new drummer Kenney Jones.

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Related Topix: Nirvana, Pop/Rock, The Who, Passaic, NJ

The Argus

Foo Fighters set to rock Brighton

Rock fans have already begun queuing to see one of the biggest bands in the world play an intimate gig in Brighton. The Foo Fighters, fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, return to the city this evening to play a surprise club gig at Concorde 2 in Madeira Drive.

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