Former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic is to perform the band’s classic second studio album ‘Nevermind‘ in its entirety as part of the many celebrations being organised to mark the record’s 20th anniversary.
Rolling Stone reports Novoselic will play the one-off gig in Nirvana’s home city of Seattle on September 20th, with proceeds going towards Seattle music heavyweight Susie Tennant, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
The 20th anniversary of ‘Nevermind’ is being marked with a series of initiatives over the course of the next few months. A special deluxe edition of the album, featuring rarities, re-mastered tracks and a new Butch Vig-mixed take on the record will be released in September, while a London exhibition will also take place that month.
First issued in September 1991, ‘Nevermind’ gradually gained momentum off the back of hit single, and subsequent era-defining anthem, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit‘, eventually hitting the top spot in the US the following January.
After an interminable recording hiatus since 2006’s beastly double album ‘Stadium Arcadium’, the world’s favourite ragtag crew of L.A. slackers Red Hot Chili Peppers return with new single ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’.
Following that record should be no mean feat. The Rick Rubin-produced ‘…Arcadium’ bagged five Grammys, including Best Rock Album, and debuted at number one on both sides of the Atlantic.
The annual arrival of the Reading / Leeds Festival always signals the beginning of the end for another hectic season of UK summer festivals, and it usually helps each year to go out with a bang, and with a bill that packs in homecoming heroes, some of the US’ finest, and a wide selection of bright young things, this year looks like being no different.
So, after wading through the many stages and many, many artists ready to descend on the twin sites in just over a week’s time, the Live4ever Ezine has picked out ten acts we feel you should not be missing over the course of the weekend – might take some manic dashing to fit them all in though…
(Stages and dates represent the Leeds leg of the festivals)
Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea has admitted the departure of influential guitarist John Frusciante in 2009 caused him to question his own future in the band.
In an interview with Guitar World, Flea explained how he initially wondered whether he could continue in the band without Frusciante, but later found himself developing an even deeper affection for his group.
The video features live renditions of all eight tracks from the band’s recent studio album ‘The King Of Limbs‘, as well as two non-album tracks, ‘Staircase‘ and ‘The Daily Mail‘, the former being premiered online last month.
Sheffield band the Arctic Monkeys have admitted to being fans of the Kylie Minogue track ‘Get Outta My Way‘, but have said pop superstar Lady Gaga is not their ‘cup of tea’.
After drummer Matt Helders revealed he ‘really likes’ ‘Get Outta My Way’, frontman Alex Turner agreed with the sentiments, saying: “Yeah, that’s the thing when you talk about pop music dominating. It’s not like it’s all **** and we’re dead against it. That’s not the case at all, because there are some great pop songs.”
Kasabian guitarist and chief songwriter Serge Pizzorno has being telling The Sun of one of the more unusual inspirations used during the recording of their new album ‘Velociraptor!‘ – the classic cartoon series Tom & Jerry.
Pizzorno told the paper the distinctive background scores used on the Hanna-Barbera series provided a useful tool when the band worked to lay their ideas down while in the studio.
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