The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the class of 2014! Being inducted at a ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center in April will be Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, The E-Street Band, Yusef Islam, late Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
Dave Matthews and Jakob Dylan have joined forces to form a new band called The Nauts. The band are currently self-producing and making their debut album.
7 Seconds front man Kevin Seconds will release his latest solo album, Off Stockton in February.
Speaking to Yahoo, Pixies front man Black Francis spoke about the firing of bassist Kim Shattuck. He said, "The big question mark is, if it was going so well, why are you changing it up again? I guess it’s a fair question, but what I would say is, just because some shows went well or a recording session went well with somebody, that doesn’t mean that now you guys are married and this is forever. It’s not really how it works when you’re a band. And it’s hard to explain to people, especially if they get emotionally attached to one person. Frankly, you don't want to explain it to anybody – it’s a lot of its personal, private shit. It's like politics and sports and people’s personal lives have all been smeared together in this modern world. It’s a very presumptuous attitude about a lot of things. [People say], 'Oh you’re shifting something in your world – we demand a statement as to why.' I’m not the mayor, this isn’t the bus service for a town. This is a rock band. There’s been a shift in the lineup, big woop-dee-doo… as far as we’re concerned it ain't that big of a deal."
A new petition has been posted on Change.org to get the famous corner used on the cover of Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique to be renamed in honor of the iconic album. The street corner of Ludlow and Rivington in New York's Lower East Side, is being petitioned to be renamed "Beastie Boys Square." You can learn more and sign the petition HERE.