As we hit the 30th anniversary of grunge, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp has gathered some of the musicians who pioneered the musical movement in the '90s for their "Sounds of Seattle" Rock Camp taking place next year. Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and onetime Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen lead the list of talent. This special Rock Camp will take place on February 17th through the 20th
Eddie Vedder has announced Earthling will be the title of his forthcoming solo album and has released the solo single “Long Way.”Earthling is the singer's third overall solo full length.
Lego has announced a new set allowing fans to build their own miniature replica Fender Stratocaster. The 1,074 piece set includes the famed guitar, with the body built in either red or black bricks, complete with a display stand and an accompanying 1965 Princeton Reverb amp. Highlights of the design include movable whammy bar, tuning pegs, and pickup switch, a stylized guitar strap, and removable panels revealing the amp’s motherboard, reverb tank and speaker. The Lego Fender Stratocaster goes on sale October 1st and will retail for $100.
In the History of Rock in 1968 – The Beatles first performed ‘Hey Jude’ on the UK television show ‘Frost On Sunday’. The song was the first single from The Beatles’ record label Apple Records and at over seven minutes in length, “Hey Jude” was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as Number 1 in the United States — the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles’ single.
In 1988 – Elton John clears out his closet and ends up selling $6.2 million of costumes and concert props – including the enormous pair of boots he wore as the Pinball Wizard in Tommy – at a London auction.
And in 1993 – Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love appeared on stage together at a show in Hollywood. They performed a song they wrote together ‘Penny Royal Tea’.