Good morning all. Up early as there is so much going on in the world of rock, so let me start by saying you are going to see stories all over the place today about Five Finger Death Punch. Here at hardDriveRadio, we don’t address legal crap and innuendo. So there ya go. You can go read that somewhere else in case you were looking for it here.
Meanwhile, I can tell you there will be some kind of announcement on Monday about Ozzfest. I have NO IDEA what it is, but it would be cool to see a large hard rock festival make a triumphant return, raising the flag to the world that once again, ROCK IS NOT DEAD!
According to The PRP, Stone Temple Pilots are confirmed to play a May 13th charity show at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, CA. It has yet to be revealed who will be fronting the band during the performance. Proceeds will go towards the South Shores Magnet School. Stone Temple Pilots recently began private auditions for a new vocalist, following an open call across the web.
The Pulse Of Radio reports an angry letter written by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in 1992 to the head of his then record label, David Geffen, is set to be auctioned by Julien’s Auctions of America and is expected to fetch somewhere in the $30,000 range. In the letter, Cobain expresses his outrage over a Vanity Fair article in which the author suggested that Cobain and his wife, Courtney Love, were doing heroin while Love was pregnant with their daughter. Cobain asks Geffen in the letter if anything can be done and even threatens to break up Nirvana over the situation, which actually led to the Cobains being visited by social services. I mean, geez, who wants to own something like this and is the estate of Kurt Cobain that money starved they need to do this? I find it very strange.
— Dan Edwards (@ImDanEdwards) April 26, 2016
RollingStone.com via Dan Edward‘s Twitter page posted this tribute to Prince from his home team, the Minnesota Twins. The team promises to have a ceremony in Prince’s honor in teh near future. But when the Twins began their three-game homestand against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night, they did so by releasing seven white doves before the first pitch, and then went #PurpleForPrince, with each player choosing one of his songs as their walkup music for the night (props to Oswaldo Arcia for going with “I Would Die 4 U”). The Twins also wore purple sweatbands in honor of Prince, and played his music throughout the game, courtesy of his friend DJ Dudley D.
Celebrating life today: Ace Frehley, original Kiss guitarist, is 65! Travis Meeks of Days Of The New is 37. What ever happened to poor Travis? Sadly, I heard he’d sunk to the lowest levels from issues he suffers from. Such a talented fellow, such a shame.