It’s been a while since Billy Corgan last made headlines for getting into a slap fight with another band. We figured maybe he had decided to lay low as he prepares for the Smashing Pumpkins‘ upcoming tour, but most likely, it’s because he’s run out of bands to complain about. That was the implication last Friday (Aug. 31), when Corgan went on the radio to clarify his recent remarks about Soundgarden.
Rock bands don’t get much bigger than Pearl Jam, but during their headlining set at Philadelphia’s Made In America Festival on Sunday (Sept. 2), the group added even more star power to their set, teaming with rapper Jay-Z for an encore performance of ’99 Problems.’
We’re still a week and a half away from Lollapalooza. However, the fact that this year’s version of the festival hasn’t taken place yet isn’t stopping its organizers from announcing the dates of 2013′s festival.
There’s always been something inscrutable about Jack White. From his outfits to his occasionally oblique lyrics, it has often been very difficult to feel like he’s showing sides of himself. However, in a new interview, he opens up about how he struggled with the public’s expectations as he rose to fame as a member of the White Stripes.
Since reuniting in 2005, alterna-legends Dinosaur Jr. have released two albums of new material. On Sept. 18, they will release a third, ‘I Bet on Sky.’ The first single from that record, ‘Watch the Corners,’ is currently streaming at Rolling Stone’s website.
The question of whether or not rap belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will probably always remain controversial. However, if you’re of the opinion that the genre is a vital link in the ever-evolving continuum of popular music, then there can be no doubt that the Beastie Boys deserved to be inducted.
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