Kurt Cobain died 19 years ago in his Seattle home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Were he still alive, he’d be 46-years-old. At 27, Kurt Cobain had both fame and critical notoriety for his work as the lead singer and writer of many of Nirvana’s hit songs.
Paul McCartney, 70, who recently made headlines when he teamed up with surviving members of Nirvana Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit last week, reprised channeling Kurt Cobain on Saturday Night Live, where he once again took the stage with the formerly grunge rock legends to perform their new collaborated "Cut Me Some Slack.
About an hour after midnight last night, music legend Paul McCartney, 70, took the stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden for 12-12-12, the concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, to play with the surviving members of Nirvana.
Clint Eastwood, 82, may have made headlines with his onstage semi-hallucination at the Republican National Convention when he spoke to an empty chair on behalf of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but President Barack Obama is the one with the celebrity entourage, as the Democratic National Convention, which kicked off on Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, is sure to demonstrate.
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, 43, dropped a bomb on his Leeds, England crowd on Sunday night when he wrapped up the Reading and Leeds Festival, revealing that the much-beloved Foo Fighters will not be performing again for awhile.
Frances Bean Cobain, the only daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is not happy with her mother Courtney Love's latest Twitter rant. "While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn," Frances told People.
For the first time in six years, since the Tenacious D-inspired film, The Pick of Destiny, fizzled at the box office in 2006, Jack Black is teaming up with musical soul mate Kyle Gass to revive the comedy / rock duo, Tenacious D.
Maybe Newt Gingrich can provide backup vocals. Grammy-winning rock band Foo Fighters are setting their sights on some pretty high ambitions for their next album — like out-of-this-world high. They want to record in space.
Dave Grohl's unwavering success with the Foo Fighters can be compared to Clint Eastwood's award-riddled second career as a director: as a side effect of becoming mythic figures during their own lifetimes–though perhaps in Grohl's case more becoming "associated" with a mythic figure–they have been indulged in their vain "me-projects" to the tune of millions upon millions of dollars, but, and this may only be a wild prediction, both artists will probably be remembered for their contributions to other people's projects: Grohl for drumming for Nirvana and on the Queens of the Stone Age's seminal Songs for the Deaf album, Clint Eastwood for Sergio Leone's Man With No Name series.
With Glee's history of shattering music sales records and iTunes download numbers, it seems like the entire music community would be itching to get their songs played on the hit show in hopes of more exposure.
After a four-year hiatus, frontman Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are set to release their seventh studio album, Wasting Light, on April 12, and they're making sure that their fans' appetites are whetted.