Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos

Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos

To witness Cal Jam 18 in San Bernardino, Calif., was to experience rock and roll in its purest state in 2018. The Foo Fighters gathered their friends and colleagues at Glen Helen Amphitheater for the second Cal Jam under their control, and it was endlessly entertaining. Everybody’s talking about the show-stopping mini-set of Nirvana songs […]

Foo Fighters Tease Something Very Nirvana-Ish Regarding Cal Jam 18 This Weekend …

Foo Fighters Tease Something Very Nirvana-Ish Regarding Cal Jam 18 This Weekend …

This weekend, Dave Grohl and his merry band of Foo Fighters colleagues will throw their new annual tradition, Cal Jam, in San Bernardino, California. To kick the internet in its teeth with rumors and speculation, the Foos’ social media pages posted something … curious on Wednesday afternoon: This is a Jam @caljamfest#CalJam18 pic.twitter.com/cOJKFihzMj — Foo […]

Celebrating 27 Years of ‘Nevermind’ with the Best & Worst Nirvana Covers

Celebrating 27 Years of ‘Nevermind’ with the Best & Worst Nirvana Covers

27 years ago today, Nirvana‘s landmark grunge album Nevermind was released. It’s somewhat interesting to point out that its challenging predecessor, 1993’s In Utero (which just celebrated its own 25th anniversary), was released almost two years to the day after Nevermind set the rock world on its ear. Clearly, rock music fans are holding this twenty-plus-since-Nevermind […]

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’

“Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in the opening seconds of “Serve the Servants,” the opening track to Nirvana‘s 1993 album In Utero. It was an effective and poignant way to kick off the band’s hugely anticipated third album, which celebrates its 25th anniversary today. Of […]

Dave Grohl Readying ‘Play,’ a Two-Part Mini-Documentary and Soundtrack Recorded Entirely By Himself

Dave Grohl Readying ‘Play,’ a Two-Part Mini-Documentary and Soundtrack Recorded Entirely By Himself

The 1995 self-titled debut album by the Foo Fighters was essentially a one-man-band project from Dave Grohl, finally finding a way to record some material he’d written during his days with Nirvana. He played guitar, bass, drums, and sang vocals on the project, a grungy pastiche of alt/rock and punk-inspired energy that kickstarted the beginning […]

Dave Grohl Hopes People Get to Watch the All-Star Concert After Nirvana’s 2014 Rock Hall Induction Someday

Dave Grohl Hopes People Get to Watch the All-Star Concert After Nirvana’s 2014 Rock Hall Induction Someday

In 2014, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cementing their already rock-solid place as one of the most influential and important rock and roll bands of all time. At the ceremony, Nirvana alumni Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear jammed at the Barclays Center with huge guest stars including […]

Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Robert DeLeo on Stone Temple Pilots’ Resilience, New Album and New Singer, Jeff Gutt (The Interview)

Stone Temple Pilots have been an alternative rock institution for going on 25 years. Their 1992 debut Core celebrated that big anniversary with a  reissue package in the fall, and their latest self-titled album is out on March 16. Of course, one cannot think of Stone Temple Pilots without visualizing longtime vocalist Scott Weiland or the […]

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