The back cover and gatefold photo of The Eagles “Hotel California” was not shot in The Beverly Hills Hotel lobby but rather in the lobby of the lower budget Lido Hotel on the corner of Yucca Street & Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood, California.
The Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video was set up to look like a high school gym, leading many to believe it was filmed at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. The video was actually filmed on Stage 6 at GMT Studios in Culver City, California. Here are some feelnumb.com exclusive photos inside the sound stage.
As a fan and as owner/writer of feelnumb.com, I spend countless hours researching and locating historical Rock N’ Roll landmarks across the world. Some of these important landmarks are still standing, while others have been either knocked down or are barely hanging on to their history by a thread. This small dilapidated home in a rough area of Tulsa, Oklahoma is one of those landmarks that needed to be saved.
This 1914 authentic Craftsman home located at 369 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles California was the birthplace the band Jane’s Addiction. It is also the location where Perry Farrell lived with roommate Jane Bainter, the woman whose handwriting created the band logo and inspired the band name as well as the song “Jane Says”.
Brad Nowell played his last show with his band Sublime on May 24, 1996 at the Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, California. Sublime had just kicked off a quick five day tour a month before the release of their self-titled major label album debut “Sublime”.
On December 28, 2015, just four days after his 70th birthday Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead died in his two-room apartment two blocks away from his favorite Sunset Strip hangout, the Rainbow Bar and Grill.
Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts were to perform tonight at the Medina Entertainment Center in Medina, Minnesota. Sadly, Weiland was found dead on the bus around 9:00 PM shortly before the band was to perform.
The Beastie Boys classic third studio album “Check Your Head” was released on April 21, 1992, by Capitol Records. The photo used for the cover showed Ad-Rock, Mike-D & MCA sitting on an inconspicuous street curb with their instrument in tow giving fans a clue on the musical direction of the album.
Cliff Burton bass guitarist for Metallica, was tragically was killed in a bus accident in Sweden on September 27, 1986, as Metallica was touring in support of the “Master of Puppets” album. Here’s a photo of Burton from his last photo session with Metallica in September of 1986.
In this digital era we live in album covers have become the “lost art” of the record business. We here at feelnumb.com still loves to decode and figure out the details behind a good album cover. Jack White released his first solo album “Blunderbuss” on April 23, 2012 with a pretty plain looking front cover photo of White.