The Black Keys: Masterclass

Funny Or Die presents The Black Keys: Masterclass. With insights ranging from why Dan writes music to why Patrick became a drummer, this masterclass is packed with strategic advice. The course is sure to help everyone out there improve his/her songwriting, guitar strumming, and drumming, “[u]nless you are not naturally gifted like us, then we can’t really help you.”

Paul McCartney Performs At Nephew’s Wedding

This is fantastic. Sir Paul McCartney singing wedding tunes?! Well, if you consider I Saw Her Standing There a wedding tune that is. A few weeks ago McCartney performed a few songs with the wedding band at his nephew’s wedding. What a treat!

Brandon Flowers on New Killers Album (2018)

I’m a big fan of The Killers. Some of my best memories involve making new friends while rocking out along with The Killers. Basically, they are one of those bands/artists I will see everytime they are in town. Brandon Flowers did an interesting interview today wherein he noted, “the plan is…another Killers record” and I could not be happier. Obviously this is no confirmation of a 2019 album, but we can hope!

Dave Grohl Interviewed by British GQ

This interview with Dave Grohl is great. It stretches from his favorite guitarist (Jimmy Page) and his favorite album (Paris, Texas by Ry Cooder) to a song he never finished (David Bowie turned him down) and drummer jokes. Other highlights include Grohl’s memories of Nirvana and meeting Geroge W. Bush in the white house. The interview covers a wide range of topics. You won’t regret watching it.

The accompanying article is great as well. Did you know that Grohl’s pre-show warm-up includes (several) shots ofJägermeister? Grolh calls it “RockQuil.”  It’s a great piece for any Foo Fighters or Nirvana fan. Really, it’s a great article for any rock fan.

Smashing Pumpkins on Kurt Cobain and Hard Work

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) was on It’s Electric! discussing hard work. He says that Courtney Love called him after Smashing Pumpkins released their first album and busted his balls about how good it sounded. Billy says he needed to put in all the hard work to escape from his world. He also had some interesting things to say about Kurt Cobain’s work ethic. Specifically, “Kurt Cobain as a lyricist, as a songwriter, as a visionary, was a fucken assassin.”

Cage The Elephant Performing “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked”

Thursday August 3, 2017, the first day of Lollapalooza 2017. The day was set for perfection during the sunny afternoon. Headliners Muse and Lorde were on deck to rock the evening away while Liam Gallagher, Spoon, and Cage The Elephant (“Cage”) were set to deliver great daytime sets. However, the ran came early and prematurely ended the headliner performance after only a few songs. Luckily, Cage had already put on the set of the day and one of the best performance of the festival.

Cage’s setlist spanned all albums and included fan favorites such as Cigarette Daydreams and Back Against The Wall. I’ve included a video (above) of Cage’s performance of Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked from Lollapalooza 2017. What a great time, I can’t wait for festival season 2018!

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Noel Gallagher Performing “All You Need Is Love”

Last year Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (NGHFB) released a new album entitled Who Built the Moon?. In connection with the album release, the band embarked on a worldwide tour. In addition to tracks from the new album and hits from past NGHFB’ albums, several oasis songs made the cut including Little by Little, Wonderwall, and Don’t Look Back in Anger. To close out the show the band performed an excellent cover of All You Need is Love. What a great way to finish the show, thanks NGHFB!