Just like movie remakes, cover songs can be really tricky. Some are fantastic while some are truly god awful that should have never even considered “paying homage” to the original. But when they nail it, oh boy is it something special. Look at the remakes of John Carpenter’s The Thing or Dawn Of The Dead, films that took elements of the original and created something new and exciting. Films like these got me thinking, “What are some of my favorite cover songs? What are songs that payed homage to a classic while creating something original?” So I put together five cover songs that I feel met these requirements for your enjoyment. Head on below for my 5 Great Cover Songs! READ MORE
A performance video of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) playing “Mantra” from the Sound City soundtrack has been uploaded and can be viewed below.
Sound City chronicles the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios, where band such as Nirvana, Kyuss, Tom Petty, and more recorded their albums. READ MORE
Artist Maxim Dalton painted a poster of 35 of the greatest guitar players ever. While it doesn’t include some famous axe wielders (I don’t see Dimebag Darrell on there), it is a pretty comprehensive painting of guitarists who have shaped and influenced their genres. The painting was released as a limited edition poster but sold out long ago.
But what I want to know is can you identify them all! So head on below to test yourself on your guitar player knowledge! READ MORE
3D printing is something that is very new but has untold numbers of possibilities. However, since it’s still so new, a lot of kinks need to be worked out. A perfect example of this is in the video below, where Instructable assistant tech editor Amanda Ghassaei showed off several 3D printed records and what they sound like. Head on below to hear Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Daft Punk‘s “Around The World”, and more.
Because of the large file size that each song would take (for 3D purposes), only 60-seconds were used. A full song would take up an entire side of the record. Also, Ghassaei used an 11 Khz sampling rate, which is roughly 1/4 what a traditional MP3 sounds like. The deficiencies of the printer further cut off some high end. You can read more on the process and the finer details here. READ MORE
I was hemming and hawing over what kind of descriptor I should use in the headline. Should it be an LOL? Nah, because some of them aren’t funny. Should it be a Random Cool? Ehhhh….maybe? I settled on OMFG because that was pretty much my reaction looking at each photo.
You see, below you’ll find an image that features 18 yearbook photos from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. You’ve got “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Eddie Van Halen, Gene Simmons, Tom Araya, and many more. It’ll definitely get a chuckle or two! Check it out below, READ MORE
In an interview with MusicFrenzy.net, Fear Factory singer Burton C. Bell talked about how he ended up being in Nirvana’s music video for their infamous (and obscenely overplayed) song “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
“I was a big NIRVANA fan for a long time, and I saw them a bunch of times on the ‘Bleach’ tour. After seeing them a few times, I’d run into them, a friend of mine actually played on [NIRVANA's 1991 record] record, ‘Nevermind’ — he played cello on ‘Something In The Way’. So we had a copy of that record almost five months before it came out. What happened was that, before the record came out, they had a show in L.A. at the Roxy, and after the show, they threw out flyers saying, ‘Hey, come to our video shoot.’ And so me and my roommate got the flyer with the directions on it and we went to the video shoot the next day. . . And what happened in the video wasn’t even supposed to happen. The audience just went nuts.”
If you want to play Where’s Waldo/Burton C. Bell, the video is below. Personally, I didn’t even try but that’s because I cannot STAND that song. If I hear it one more time, I’ll blow a gasket or ten.
It’s impossible to emphasize how much I can’t stand Nirvana. Sure, they helped usher in the popularity of grunge, but I’m positive that Alice in Chains or Soundgarden didn’t really need much help. But whatever, the past is the past and nothing can really change that. Nirvana’s biggest album, Nevermind, is about to hit the 20 year mark come this September and you better believe that people want to make money off of that. So, of course, a super deluxe version is coming out Sept. 27th (just 20 years and 3 days after the album first came out). The PRP caught wind of the track listing and details, which you can check after the jump.
I hate Miley Cryus, but I loathe Nirvana and I have for years. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in my opinion is the most overplayed song. Ever. Hearing these two worlds collide is quite literally ear rape. Read past the break for this monstrosity. Enjoy?
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) of Loaded! Check after the jump for the skinny on the new album, the Loaded film, Duff’s opinion of horror, and a lot about Foo Fighters! Oh yeah, there’s a bit about goat f*cking. Seriously.
A recent poll conducted by U.K. dating website Tastebuds.fm shows that people who listen to Metallica and Nirvana are far more likely to have sex on the first date, compared to people who listen to Coldplay and Lady Gaga. Well, yeah! I could’ve called that one a mile away! Who wants to bang it out to ‘Speed Of Sound‘ when you can rock out ‘Rape Me‘? Was that in poor taste? Meh, whatever.
You can’t say you didn’t see it coming. It seems like the next logical step, being the child of two of the most talked about musicians of the 90s. In case you were unaware, Frances Bean Cobain is the only child of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain. Cobain of course broke onto the scene being the unofficial poster boy of the grunge movement as lead singer of Nirvana. Courtney Love had been in bands for years but found the most success with her own project Hole. She was poised to start making more of a name for herself to counteract the tabloid rumors that she was feeding off of Cobain’s success with “Live Through This” , but he committed suicide mere weeks before Love was to set out on her tour in support of the album.
Over 15 years have passed since his death and while it’s not clear if his daughter plans to make this her career it is clear that fans are curious to see what the prodigal daughter has to offer. She will be singing on the upcoming debut from Evelyn Evelyn, which is the side project of Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls. The album is due to be released on March 30, and the track that features Cobain is called “My Space” which also features Andrew WK, Weird Al and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. Other musicians on the album include Margaret Cho, Eugene Mirman and members of Mindless Self-Indulgence. READ MORE