The Story of Pearl Jam’s Millennium Surprise

The Story of Pearl Jam’s Song ‘Nothing As It Seems’

Pearl Jam was about to release their first album of the 2000’s in ‘Binaural’ when they dropped their first single for the record titled ‘Nothing As It Seems’ which shocked a lot of fans. Check out the full story behind the song below!

AC/DC To Celebrate ‘Back in Black’ 40th Anniversary with Slash

One of the biggest selling albums of all time AC/DC’s Back in Black is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this month. Gibson Guitars along with Consequence of Sound, the music website is doing a virtual celebration that will stream to fans online. taking place this Friday on July 24th at 5pm ET. The celebration will also be including some giveaways.The event will be hosted by Jared James Nichols, and will include appearances by Slash, Dee Snider, members of Alice in Chains, Cage the Elephant, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Refused, Airbourne, GWAR, and many more. There will also be some discussion over some of the gear that was used by Angus Young to get his sound on the album.You can tune into the event on Consequence of Sound’s FacebookYouTubeInstagram, or Twitch

AC/DC’s Back in Black would sell an astounding 50 million copies since it’s released on July 25, 1980 making it the top selling rock album of all time and number 2 of all time to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’ The album is full of rock classics including the title track, ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ and ‘Hells Bells and ‘Shoot to Thrill.’

To find out more information about the contest and streaming details click here.

Frank Ferrer Releases New Single With His Group PSSR

Guns N’ Roses drummer Frank Ferrer, whose a member of the group PSSR, a New York based rock band has released it’s third single “last Time.” The song according to it’s accompanying press release is “an all-out party song, with a strut totally exuding the energy of the NYC rock club scene.”

PSSR said: “When was the last time you had a good time? For some it could have been yesterday. For others it may seem like forever… Hopefully for all of you the answer will be right now when you hear ‘Last Time’.”

PSSR is is made up of Eric Jakobssen on vocals and guitar, and includes Brett Bass (Greg Allman) and journeyman lead guitarist/producer Rob Bailey.

The band had previously released the single ‘Busted’, which also featured Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus.

Check out the song below!

Guns N’ Roses To Announce New North America Dates

Guns N’ Roses were supposed to be on tour right now in North America had the current pandemic not happened. It looks like some fans have received emails from Live Nation and Ticketmaster with an update of what is going on for those people who bought tickets. It was revealed today. The statement said the following:

 

Dear Guns N’ Roses Fan and Ticketholder,

“We wanted to let you know that the event organizer is working on rebooking a tour for 2021 which includes your event. You will receive another email from us on July 27th with the full details for 2021.

“Hang on to your tickets – In the next update you receive from us, we’ll include information on how to obtain a refund should you be unable to make the new event date. At that time, all fans will be given 30 days to request a refund.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to gathering and celebrating the live experience together again.”

Click here for the details.

Chris Cornell’s Cover of ‘Patience’ Surfaces Online

Yesterday it was revealed that former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell had covered the Guns N’ Roses song ‘Patience.’ Listen to it below!

Cornell stays pretty close to the original, but has some synths and percussion added in addition to his added depth. The video was released to celebrate Cornell’s 56th birthday.

Cornell’s Facebook page posted the following message along with the video.

“His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art. It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken … and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory,” “Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us — his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.”

Why Johnny Cash Covered Soundgarden’s ‘Rusty Cage’

Today Rock N’ Roll True Stories published an incredible story about why country singer Johnny Cash covered Seattle band Soundgarden’s song ‘Rusty Cage’ from the group’s third album ‘Badmotorfinger.’ He also looks at how Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell almost wrote the arrangement for Cash and Cornell’s reaction to the cover. Check out the full story below!

Richard Fortus Teams Up With John Corabi

It was revealed recently that current Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus will be collaborating with former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi. During a recent interview for Gretsch Guitars on social media he revealed the news saying the following:

 “I’m working every day. I’ve been really fortunate. Unlike a lot of my friends during Covid, they’ve not had any work, because they’re touring musicians or they’re studio musicians that don’t have a studio at home.

“‘I’m actually sitting in my studio, which is in my house, and so I’m able to do sessions for different people. And I’ve been really fortunate that I’ve had a ton of work, and I’m busy every day doing sessions, which is awesome, ’cause I love doing that.

“I love playing on other people’s stuff; I love writing with different people. My buddy John Corabi is coming up from Nashville in a few days, and we’re gonna work on some stuff together.”

Check out the interview here.

Slash Would Be Attacked By The US Government

In the early 90’s Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash would be attacked by the US Government over his endorsement of Black Death Vodka. Big brother claimed the marketing was deceptive and inappropriate. Check out the full story below including Slash’s response.

Why Black Sabbath Scared So Many People

Today Rock N’ Roll True Stories published a video about why metal pioneers ‘Black Sabbath’ scared so many people when they first came out. Check it out below!

 

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