Pat Smear has never forgotten his punk rock roots. After having been a member of Nirvana and an on again, off again member of the Foo Fighters, he still reminds himself of his first band from 1976-1980 Germs.
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Ozzy Osbourne released his new solo album “Ordinary Man” on February 21, 2020. In a ploy to get the album to #1 by his shrewd manager/wife Sharon Osbourne, on February 26, 2020 Ozzy tweeted out a link for a LIMITED EDITION AUTOGRAPHED CD. Too bad it was a huge giant SCAM…
Nirvana performed their last show on March 1, 1994 at Terminal 1 in Munich, Germany. The shirt Cobain was wearing is a Sonic Youth 1992/93 Astronaut Japan T-Shirt. The legendary shirt was put up for auction in 2014 and fetched $25k
One of Dave Grohl’s most well known guitars is this custom black Flying-V used in the Foos 2011 “Rope” music video. The history behind this guitar is pretty awesome. It was originally custom built by Dave Dearnaley in Cardiff UK in or around 1984 for Phil Campbell of Motörhead.
In April 2017, scientists used a global network of telescopes to see and capture the first-ever picture of a black hole. Eerily the image looks surprisingly familiar to the album cover for the Soundgarden “Superunknown” featuring the song BLACK HOLE SUN…
I have interviewed, hung out with, partied with many bands BUT, this is a first for me. I get to write an article about a kid I have know since he was born. The kid is Elan Allende and the the band that just released it first single on a major record label is Shambayah.
Smashing Pumpkins released the long form music video Vieuphoria and the limited (under 1000) promo copies of the rare soundtrack Earphoria in 1994. In July of 2018, Billy Corgan confirmed on his official Instagram story that “Siamese Dream” super producer Butch Vig was one of the pigs on the album cover.
It has long been rumored that Pat Smear, the legendary punk rock guitarist from the bands The Germs, Nirvana & Foo Fighters was an extra in the 1985 Prince music video “Raspberry Beret”. I spoke to Smear backstage at a gig and he 100% confirmed that he was in the video and shared some stories with me about it..
When tours of Paisley Park Museum started shortly after his death on October 2016, many curious visitors were looking for the elevator Prince passed away in but could not find it. That’s because both entrances of the elevator corridor was been drywalled over and hidden away from tourist.
I noticed Josh Klinghoffer pull out a familiar guitar during the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Hollywood Palladium. The guitar, close-up looks like an axe a shredder from an 80’s hair metal band would use. Here’s a closer shot of the pink guitar with neon accents…