Saturday, December 28, 2013

Quick News

On April 10, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the small town of Hoquiam, Washington, are making that day "Nirvana Day." The town, which has a population of less than 10,000 people, is just four miles down the road from late singer Kurt Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen. The town's Mayor Jack Dunrey told radio station KXRO that the band deserve the honor. He said, "They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community. And I think that it's good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it's good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments."

After releasing their latest album 13, earlier this year, Black Sabbath are unsure if they will release a new album again down the line. Guitarist Geezer Butler told Classic Rock magazine, ""To me, it's been nicely rounded off now. If we did another album, it just wouldn't have the same vibe as far as I'm concerned. And with this one doing so well, the next one would have to be Number One everywhere too or people would see it as a failure."

On a promotional tour to talk about his new film, Her, music video director and filmmaker Spike Jonze spoke to IndieWire about a feature film he and Beastie Boys were working on called, We Can Do This. The film never panned out, but Jonze said, “It was so surreal and out there and [Adam Yauch’s filmmaker alter-ego] Nathanial Hornblower was a character as the director. One of the characters from ‘Sabotage,’ Sir Stuart Wallace, was a character. Both played by Yauch and it just would’ve been ridiculous and fun. Mike [Diamond] played a Country star [his alter-ego Country Mike] – those [country] songs we wrote for the movie actually. Adam Horowitz played this kid, Nino Vincenzi, who lived on Roosevelt Island with his dad who was a mechanic and was a little bit a John Travolta Saturday Night Fever type of kid. I forget all the different characters but… it would have been funny to see them on-screen.”

After being released from prison early, Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have said they are no longer Pussy Riot at a press conference in Russia. They said that they would be starting a non-governmental human rights group called Zona Prava, which translates to Justice Zone. Alyokhina added,"We can promote our cause without playing any shows. And we will never play any shows for money."