Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars believes many bands have forgotten what rock music is all about.
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Mario Batali welcomes Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell into the kitchen in this exclusive new clip from the popular chef’s upcoming web series, Feedback Kitchen . The new Dailymotion show finds Batali clinking glasses and talking about the creative process with a number of musicians, then serving up a special dish inspired by his guest. Inside Perry Farrell’s Wild Vegas EDM Musical: Sex, Drugs and War “Perry sees the world through such a unique and fascinating lens that is full of wonder and curiosity,” Batali tells Rolling Stone about meeting the rocker. “He is the perfect conversationalist and very appreciative of good food and wine.” As such, the libations are plentiful when Farrell stops by. “The creative process always starts when I’m enjoying myself,” he tells Batali.
Danko Jones’ track Gonna Be A Fight Tonight has been chosen as the official anthem for the WWE Royal Rumble in Philadelphia this weekend.
The third annual Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan, boasts a who’s-who list of country stars. Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will headline the three-day event, set for July 17th — 19th on the grounds of the Michigan International Speedway. See Carrie Underwood Cover R.E.M.’s ‘Everybody Hurts’ Also on the bill are Frankie Ballard, Kristian Bush, Mark Chesnutt, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lee Brice, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, RaeLynn, the Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett and Dwight Yoakam — with more artists to be announced soon. Three-day passes go on sale February 2nd, with ticket and camping information found here. Last year, more than 25,000 fans packed the Faster Horses Festival to see a long list of Nashville’s finest, including Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban
Filmmakers Michael Moore and Seth Rogen’s negative comments regarding the movie American Sniper — a contender for Best Picture at the Oscars next month — have evoked a rather colorful response from self-proclaimed “American Bad Ass” Kid Rock. The musician took particular umbrage with the Bowling for Columbine director’s statement that Moore’s uncle was killed by a sniper in World War II and that he was raised to believe snipers were cowards. 7 Things We Know About Kid Rock’s ‘First Kiss’ “Fuck you Michael Moore, you’re a piece of shit and your uncle would be ashamed of you,” Kid Rock wrote on his website. “Seth Rogen, your uncle probably molested you. I hope both of you catch a fist to the face soon.” He also paid his respects to the deceased Navy SEAL whose story was the basis of the movie
Rob Zombie says he can’t wait to play his latest material live.
Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has hinted at the frustration that led to the band announcing its split last week.
Ariana Grande will perform at halftime of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, set for Sunday, February 15 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The 21-year-old singer – coming off a breakout year that included a Number 1 album, four Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, a pair of Grammy nominations and plenty of cat ears – is just the latest diva to perform during the NBA’s showcase of the stars, following in the footsteps of Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Beyoncé. Grande is the first artist confirmed for All-Star Weekend, which features events at both at the Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The league also revealed that Nico & Vinz will perform during the official All-Star Game practice session at MSG on Saturday, February 14. Events taking place in the borough of Brooklyn include the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
Austin will add ‘country’ to its Live Music Capital of the World nickname on May 2nd, when some of Nashville’s biggest names descend on the Texas city for the second annual iHeartRadio Country Festival. Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Brantley Gilbert are the first artists announced for the show, which will take place at the University of Texas’ Frank Erwin Center. iHeartMedia radio personality Bobby Bones will serve as emcee. Tim McGraw Talks ‘Shotgun’ Hit, Next Single and Hozier “Every single one of these artists can headline an arena or stadium on their own, but on this night they will share the stage to celebrate the amazing music on our iHeartRadio country stations,” says John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises
A week of shows by established acts at small venues is vital for the future of grassroots music, organisers say.
David Byrne has announced a series of concerts where an all-star roster of 10 artists will be accompanied onstage by 10 high school colorguard teams from around the country in an event dubbed Contemporary Color. Tune-Yards, St. Vincent, Kelis, Nelly Furtado and Byrne himself are among the performers who will join the colorguards at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre this coming June.