After watching Damon Albarn perform a 2014 concert on Guitar Center Sessions I noticed a star taped to the front of his piano.
On 3 October 1992, Sinead O’Connor appeared on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest where she sang an a cappella version of Bob Marley’s “War”, which she intended as a protest over the sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, by changing the lyric “racism” to “child abuse.” She then presented a photo of Pope John Paul II to the camera while singing the word “evil”.
As the story goes, Neil Young once bought 200,000 copies of his 1978 album “Comes A Time” after realizing he had approved a test pressing from a bad master tape and shot them with his rifle.
We did a story about Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler’s bass guitar sticker that proudly read, “Enjoy Cocaine”. Eric Clapton of course, took it to another level in 1977 when he covered a J.J. Cale song which he would make even more famous, “Cocaine”.
Before forming Steely Dan, founding members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker had a group named “The Bad Rock Group” featuring comedian Chevy Chase on drums and also used the band name “The Leather Canary”. In 1972, after signing with ABC Records they came up with the name Steely Dan.
Check out the hideous outfit that Marilyn Manson wore to the 1998 MTV Movie Awards. I mean, who would wear a multi-colored leopard print suit and die his hair to match the fur on the lapels???
The cover art for the 1981 The Police album “Ghost in the Machine” features a seven-segment display-inspired graphic that is supposed to depict the heads of the three band members.
Awhile ago we did a story about Miley Cyrus covering Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Well, here we go again, I don’t want to be too harsh on boy band One Direction covering Oasis’ “Wonderwall” because at least one of these guys (blonde dude) is playing a guitar but c’mon, at the end of the day it still sucks.
On September 21, 2012, Green Day played a gig for iheartradio at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada. Billie Joe Armstrong looked a bit on edge during the set as you can see by these photos.
Gwen Stefani has always had a sense of innocence mixed in with a ton of hotness… She is the Debby Harry of this era and No Doubt (pun intended) one of the sexiest singers around.