According to James Young, owner of Melbourne’s rock and roll Cherry Bar and huge contributor to the Australian rock scene, a Guns N’ Roses reunion might be closer than we think. Slash announced last week that after 2 decades of fighting, he and long time “frenemy” Axl Rose had finally buried the hatchet, “it was long overdue” said Slash. According to Young, not only have the two become friends again, they’re planning to headline Melbourne’s Soundwave festival next year. There’s been no word from the band yet as to whether or not the rumour is true… if so, it could mean the reformation of the ORIGINAL 1987 ‘Appetite for Destruction’ lineup of Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagen, Slash and Axl Rose.
GN’R rock ‘Paradise City’ live at The Ritz, New York in 1988.
Hosts & Shows
It didn’t take long for Jon Stewart to return to television. The long time Daily Show host interrupted a championship match at WWE SummerSlam over the weekend. Last night Stewart explained, he did it to preserve his good friend, WWE Legend Ric Flair’s record of 16 World Heavyweight Titles. John Cena was looking to surpass that record Sunday night against Seth Rollins when Stewart interfered by hitting him with a chair.
Even if you’re NOT a big wrestling fan, you have to admit… this is amazing! Jon Stewart ROCKS!!!
Even on their off day… the Foo Fighters are up to something. The band continued their trolling of the Westboro Baptist Church this weekend by “rickrolling” a group of protestors in Kansas City. The band drove by protestors in a pickup truck, blasting Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was also seen holding a poster that reads “You Got Rick Roll’d (Again).” The Foo Fighters last hijacked the Westboro protests in 2011, when they performed an impromptu flatbed concert while dressed as hicks in the same city.
Guns ‘N Roses frontman Axl Rose has a reputation for being notoriously late for gigs.
At least one of those late showings was reportedly due to the fact Axl was watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. According to the Tampa Bay DJ who passed along the story, he was witness to an argument concerning the band’s December 1991 show in Tampa. Axl was fully aware he was supposed to be on stage but was 100% dialed in to the movie and couldn’t be bothered.
In fairness, “Secret of the Ooze” is a great flick, almost can’t fault him for that… almost.
What do you do when your favourite band is the Foo Fighters and you want them to play in your city?
1,000 musicians teamed up in Cesena, Italy in an attempt to get the Foo Fighters to play in their city. The result is one of the coolest tandem musical performances in the history of rock and roll! The Rockin1000 performed Learn To Fly in the hopes they can convince Dave Grohl to bring his rock throne back to Italy.
Another amazing year at Explorer’s Point for Mattawa Voyageur Days, capped off by a phenomenal performance by Tom Cochrane & Red Rider. If you didn’t make it out last night, here’s what you missed.
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider – Mattawa Voyageur Days Setlist
I managed to get a pretty awesome video of Tom and the crew rocking out to Life Is A Highway.
Check it out!
Already can’t wait until next year!
IT’S BBQ SEASON!!! Just make sure that delicious BBQ smoke doesn’t leave your yard! Scotty Jordan had just fired up some delicious ribs on his BBQ when he was approached by an environmental inspector. Apparently a neighbour complained about the smell of his barbeque, and said it was “illegal” for the scent of his ribs to waft off his property. WHAT?!! This video is ludicrous! This has to be a hoax. I mean really, what kind of MONSTER complains about the delicious smell of ribs?!
**NSFW – Some Profanity**
Jennifer Morrow, possibly the biggest(and most intelligent) Rush fan in the world was on Jeopardy last night. As an ode to her favourite band, the “Holy Trifecta”, Jennifer wagered $2112 on “Double Jeopardy” and WON! She went on to make easy work of the other contestants.
She also shared her secret “good luck” charm with Alex Trebek!
Kevin Walsh (Bass/Vocals), Ryan Walsh (Guitar) and Jason Kift (Drums) from the band Rodger Disarm joined us in studio today to talk about their new track ‘Wanting, Waiting.’ The trifecta, are North Bay bred multi-instrumentalists with a fresh sound influenced by 80′s pop and the early 90′s grunge scene. In their spare time, Kevin and Ryan also perform with the highly successful “Terrorbirds” who’ve performed at Summer In The Park, alongside acts like April Wine and David Wilcox. Catch Rodger Disarm Friday, July 17th at The Fox and Fiddle.
Listen to their new track ‘Wanting, Waiting’ (produced by North Bay’s Ben Leggett.)
Check out the FULL Interview below.
Long before Dave Grohl took a tumble in Sweden, breaking his leg so badly it required surgery, it was decided the Foo Fighters were going to kick off the North American leg of their tour back where it all started 20 years ago. The Foo Fighters performed in Washington over the weekend and it was better than we could ever have imagined. Dave Grohl’s rock & roll throne might be the MOST rock & roll thing to ever happen to rock & roll!
Dave came up with the design while he was in the hospital.
Here’s Dave explaining the incident before breaking into ‘Big Me’ off the bands debut album ‘Foo Fighters’ released July 4th, 1995.
WARNING: Contains strong Rock N’ Roll language.