The list of artists who are believed to have lost tapes in the 2008 fire that destroyed a Universal Music Group warehouse at Universal Studios in Los Angeles includes R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Damned, The Police, Squeeze, The Dream Syndicate, Oingo Boingo, Suzanne Vega, Adam Ant, Joe Jackson and more.
There’d been much speculation about who, if anyone, would fill in for the late Kurt Cobain should Nirvana choose to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Last night, the surviving members of the band drafted a quartet of women to do that job.
Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe inducted Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night at a massive ceremony at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, declaring of the genre-shaping alt rock act that, “This is not just pop music. This is something much greater than that.”
The Replacements may be back, but they’re still getting no respect: The Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 was revealed by Rolling Stone tonight, and the ‘Mats, while nominated back in October, didn’t make the cut. Instead, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will be inducted come April.
Less than two months after reuniting onstage for the first time in more than two decades, The Replacements tonight landed a nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014, joining a list of nominees that includes Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS and more, Rolling Stone reports.
This week’s new releases include a 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana’s ‘In Utero,’ the first new album from Mazzy Star in 17 years, new records from New Model Army, The MIssion and Peter Buck’s Tired Pony, plus a live Bryan Ferry DVD, a Waitresses compilation and more.
The 3CD/1DVD box set commemorating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s third and final album In Utero that was announced last month will include a brand-new mix of the album, a host of B-sides, compilation cuts, alternate mixes and early demos — plus a previously unheard instrumental.
Universal Music today announced that the forthcoming 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana’s third and final album, 1993’s In Utero, will be released in multiple formats on Sept. 24, including a 3CD/1DVD “Super Deluxe Edition” box set that will feature more than 70 “remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings.”
Following in the footsteps of the 2011 monster reissue of Nirvana’s breakthrough Nevermind, the band’s follow-up record, the Steve Albini-produced In Utero, will receive a similar 20th anniversary reissue this fall — and the surviving bandmembers are teasing the release with a resurrected promo clip.
This week’s new releases include a brand-new live album from New Order, recorded last year at the UK’s Bestival, a new studio album from Front Line Assembly (‘Echogenetic’), plus a rarities collection from Devo (‘Hardcore’) and vinyl reissues from Nirvana and The Beat.
Four years, 3,149 individual posts, 2 million unique visitors, 6.4 million total pageviews. But out of all that, what are the most popular headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs since this site launched on Feb. 20, 2009? Well, as you can see from the list below, they involve news about Nirvana, The Cure, U2, R.E.M., The Smiths and Depeche Mode.
Paul McCartney closed out Wednesday night’s marathon 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief and had a few special guests up his sleeve: the surviving members of Nirvana, who reunited to back McCartney not on one of Kurt Cobain’s songs or a Beatles classic, but, rather, a sludgy new rocker called “Cut Me Some Slack.”
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind,we present a great 20-year time capsule: It’s the full, hour-long “120 Minutes Presents: The Alternative Year in Rock” special that aired on on Nov. 24, 1992 — the Tuesday before Thanksgiving — and features host Dave Kendall in what likely was one of his final “120” appearances.
Last night at Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival, The Vaselines capped off their very short run of U.S. dates by inviting former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic on stage to play accordion on the Scottish indie-pop band’s 1987 classic “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam,” a performance you can watch here via Guerrilla Candy.