Velvet Goldmine (1998) tells the story of a journalist (played by Christian Bale) investigating the faked murder of a bi-sexual glam pop star, Brian Slade (played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers). One of the unique things about this movie is that the soundtrack and the movie contain the same songs, but not always the same versions.
Archive | February, 2012
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York was filmed on November 18, 1993 but the DVD was not officially released until 2007. After the song “Something In The Way” as The Meat Puppets are getting situated, Kurt Cobain starts reading a magazine/booklet while on stage.
U2 released “The Unforgettable Fire” in 1985. The first portion of the album was recorded in 1984 at the famous Slane Castle in Ireland, yet the castle used for the album cover is not Slane Castle but Moydrum Castle also in Ireland.
Dave Grohl like many other rock stars attended the Soundgarden concert on July 22, 2011 at the Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood. What makes Dave Grohl “Dave Grohl” is that fact that he watched the show from the pit with all the fans.
Did John Lennon invent the art of “Making It Rain”? Not really but that photo of Lennon was obviously taken well before any of these guys “Made It Rain” or used money as a photo prop.
The iconic Bruce Springsteen photo taken for the cover of 1975’s “Born To Run” album featured a small ode to Elvis Presley. Springsteen has a “Kings Court” Elvis Presley Fan Club of N.Y.C. button on his guitar strap (on the cover) and leather jacket (during photo shoot).
Rockstar 101: Rule “Numero Uno” – Do not wear your own bands t-shirt or band merch. That’s equivalent to Kobe Bryant wearing his Los Angeles Lakers jersey to dinner. Here is Part 3 of some rockstars breaking the law…
Led Zeppelin released this double DVD simply titled “Led Zeppelin DVD” in 2003. The cover art for the DVD features the West Mitten Buttes, as photographed from the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley, Arizona
Van Halen released “A Different Kind Of Truth” on February 7, 2012 their first new album in 14 years. The release also marked the first Van Halen album with David Lee Roth since they released “1984” 28 years ago.
When Nirvana released the deluxe version of “Nevermind” in 2011, it included a disc called “The Devonshire Mixes”. These were rough mixes made in May of 1991, that producer Butch Vig put together during production of the album for the band to hear. They were called “The Devonshire Mixes” because they were mixed at Devonshire Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California