Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Quick News

Sad news to report, superstar California DJ Scott Hardkiss passed away at age 43. The cause of death has not been determined. Our thoughts go to his friends and loved ones, he will be missed.

Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich spoke to 60 Minutes, wearing the infamous colored ski masks the band wore during their 2012 "Punk Prayer" that landed them in jail, and continued the bands fight against the Russian government and leader, Vladmir Putin. She said, "We want the government to leave power, because we consider it illegitimate. But we're advocating for a peaceful overthrow. The elections weren't legitimate. There was vote rigging. There was false counting. It was clear that the president put himself in power. Putin has brought in a new level of repressive government measures in Russia."

During an interview with German newspaper BILD, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan spoke about his 1996 overdose that nearly killed him. The singer, who rarely speaks about the incident opened up and said, ""The first thing I realised in the hospital was that I exited my body. I was floating underneath the ceiling and could observe exactly what was happening underneath me: Paramedics were running around my body and tried to save me. I screamed that I wasn’t actually lying down there but above them. I believe it was my soul screaming which had already left my body and became a witness of what happened to my body. At that point I was clinically dead, my heart wasn't beating. These seconds seemed like hours to me. And suddenly, there was a complete, frightening darkness around me. As if someone had turned off the light. When he finally came around, the star woke up in handcuffs for being in possession of drugs. "When I woke up, I was tied to the bed with handcuffs. Policemen were standing in front of me and read my rights to me. I was arrested because of possession of cocaine and heroin."

In the wake of last years bus accident that nearly took the lives of the members of Baroness, bassist Matt Maggioni and drummer Allen Blickl have left the band. The band will replace the members and each left on good terms, Baroness vows to soldier on.

Joining Dave Grohl, Elton John, Trent Reznor, and Jake Sheers, Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner will be a guest on the forthcoming Queens of the Stone Age album, Like Clockwork. The album arrives in June.

Justice will release their new live album, Access All Arenas on May 7. Take a look at the cover below: