Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has signed New York hardcore outfit, Cerebral Ballzy to his label Cult records. The band will now join Casablancas' Strokes partner, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., The Virgins, Har Mar Superstar and Cribs frontman Ryan Jarmin's side project Exclamation Pony. Cerebral Ballzy is set to release a new album next year.
Alanis Morissette is bringing her iconic 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill to Broadway. Alanis is teaming up with the team behind Green Day's American Idiot musical and hopes to have the musical featuring her songs out next year.
In a recent bombshell interview with The Daily Record, John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten opened up about the murder trial his best friend and former band mate Sid Vicious faced after he was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen in Hotel Chelsea in New York City. Rotten said, "Nancy Spungen was a hideous, awful person who killed herself because of the lifestyle and led to the destruction and subsequent death of Sid and the whole fiasco. I tried to help Sid through all of that and feel a certain responsibility because I brought him into the Pistols thinking he could handle the pressure. He couldn't. The reason people take heroin is because they can't handle pressure. Poor old Sid." Rotten then went on to say that Mick Jagger stepped in to pay for legal support for Vicious, "The only good news is that I heard Mick Jagger got in there and brought lawyers into it on Sid's behalf because I don't think Malcolm [McLaren]lifted a finger. He just didn't know what to do. For that, I have a good liking of Mick Jagger. There was activity behind the scenes from Mick Jagger so I applaud him. He never used it to advance himself publicity-wise."