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Courtney Love Tells Vanity Fair She’d Kill Kurt Cobain If He Came Back to Life

Maybe Hole singer Courtney Love should just stay away from Vanity Fair writers.

Love, who in a 1992 VF story apparently gave the impression she used illegal drugs while pregnant, has now raised an entirely different kind of ruckus. When asked recently by the magazine whether she’s still angry about late husband and Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain committing suicide in 1994, Love was candid and specific.

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Queen’s Brian May Contacts Lady Gaga About Fronting the Band

Queen is looking to fill the void left by the late Freddie Mercury, and Lady Gaga is being considered for it. Guitarist Brian May previously reached out to Bad Company leader Paul Rodgers, but now it looks as though the pop diva is at the top of the list.

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CJ Ramone Nixed Chance to Replace Jason Newsted in Metallica

When CJ Ramone was approached a decade ago about possibly replacing Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, he declined the chance even though he took Dee Dee Ramone’s spot in the final years of the legendary punk band the Ramones.

Ramone’s reason was simple: Touring with the metal band would not have been beneficial to his family, specifically his son Liam, who had been diagnosed with autism.

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Kid Rock Focuses on Giving His All During Upcoming Club Tour

Having fun both offstage and with his music still matters to Kid Rock. But as he gets older, Rock gives much more thought to when it’s best to act like his younger self.

Thanks in part to his scaled-back partying, Rock says he’s been more consistent singing and playing on tour — and that should be a plus for fans who will be attending his fall club dates.

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Three Days Grace Reveals New Album Is in the Works

Up to this point in the band’s career, Three Days Grace has released three albums, with a gap of three years from one to the next.

This month marks two years since ‘Life Starts Now’ hit the streets, and frontman Adam Gontier has hinted that the next 3DG album might beat the full three-year mark by several months.

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Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Others Booked for Pink Floyd Week on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

By the end of next week, Pink Floyd fans will really be ‘Comfortably Numb.’

From Sept. 26-30, Jimmy Fallon will pay tribute to the legendary British band on his NBC show. Among those scheduled to drop by are Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Dierks Bentley, plus Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason.

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Did Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Once Have a Backstage Encounter with Reality TV Star Michaele Salahi?

Michaele Salahi’s list of publicly known rock ‘n’ roll relationships is growing.

Photos have surfaced showing that the star of Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ — who recently left her husband for Journey guitarist Neal Schon — once had a backstage, flesh-baring encounter with Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler.

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Jane’s Addiction Unveils Cartoonish Cover Art for ‘The Great Escape Artist’

With Jane’s Addiction changing the release date for ‘The Great Escape Artist’ more than once, it’s understandable if some of the band’s fans had serious doubts that the album would ever see the light of day.

But two of its songs, ‘End to the Ties’ and ‘Irresistible Force,’ have been circulating for weeks, and the latest evidence that the album really does exist is the recently released cover art.

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Three Unreleased Nirvana Tracks From ‘Nevermind’ Era Streaming Free on the Web

 

Three unreleased Nirvana tracks that are part of the upcoming deluxe 20th anniversary reissues of ‘Nevermind’ are now streaming free on the web.

One’s a scorching demo, another is a rather good quality “boombox” recording and a third is a concert version of the band’s most famous song.

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Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook Says Releasing More Music Is ‘Good for Business’ [VIDEO]

Given the choice of touring for another year or more behind 2009′s ‘War Is the Answer’ or “jump right back in the studio” and make another album, Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook and his band mates chose the latter option.

The result is ‘American Capitalist,’ due Oct. 11, and the faster-than-usual follow-up is all part of 5FDP embracing the evolution in and around the music industry in recent years.

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Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Will Be Covered 144 Times During Upcoming Toronto Festival

It’s not too late to rename it Nirvanathon.

Over the course of 12 hours, local performers from Canada will take a crack at playing the Nirvana anthem ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ 144 consecutive times as part of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art festival in Toronto on Oct. 1.

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Former Breaking Benjamin Drummer Chad Szeliga Joins Black Label Society for Fall Tour

The drummer slot in Black Label Society has seen a lot of turnover in recent years. Former drummer Will Hunt left in early 2011 to resume his role in Evanescence.

This fall, the band is touring with Judas Priest. The man in charge of, as Black Label frontman Zakk Wylde puts it, “holding down the foundation of the black cathedral” will be former Breaking Benjamin drummer Chad Szeliga.

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