What did you first think when you heard Chester Bennington was replacing Scott Weiland? Maybe it didn't sit well with you. But look now, they've really been working hard and it's going great for them. Watch the boys doing one of their new songs, Black Heart, at their Biloxi, Mississippi show!
Hey look at Chester, the man's got some swagger!
If you have a friend in Seattle call them and tell them to go pick you up something! Pearl Jam is opening a pop up shop for one day only, this Saturday from noon to 5pm, at the Showbox Market.
What will be for sale? The Pearl Jam Patagonia Backpack, a vinyl pressing of their 2003 show at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the deluxe editions on DVD and Blu-Ray of Pearl Jam Twenty, and lots of special edition records from their catalogue.
Plus, there's a raffle happening on Saturday for a bass guitar signed by the boys. That would be awesome to own!
Why can't this travel around the country? They did a pop-up store in New York City for the release of Lightning Bolt and now in Seattle, what about the rest of us?
Tom DeLonge couldn't be busier right now. The new children's book The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve. Making music with Blink 182 and Angels & Airwaves. His production company. Searching for mythical creatures. But he isn't too busy to take a few minutes to talk on the phone, and we discussed all of that and more.
About hearing the new Blink 182 music: "It would have to be later in the year. We're still trying to figure out how all of us can meet up in the same spot and where that's going to be, because we have a guy in London, a guy north of Los Angeles and myself in San Diego. But I think once we actually figure out that location things will move fairly quickly. Everyone's excited, the fans are excited, I'm expecting great things!"
Listen to our conversation:
Tom's new book is called The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve and there's a charity auction going on. All of the money is going to benefit Rady Children's Hospital with sales and the auction. Click here to get the The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve.
Third Man Records is becoming a force in the music world, whether it be with vinyl or other special releases and now with guitar pedals! They have their own Bumble Buzz Pedal that was just released on Black Friday. Watch this video and see it in action. Feel the fuzz!!!
I love all the material that gets released on Record Store Day when they do it in the spring and then on Black Friday. Silversun Pickups have put out music before and did it again with 2 songs, Let It Decay and Working Title.
Let It Decay
I couldn't find the record itself. If anyone has an extra let me know, I'll pay handsomely for it. Up to $6 American cash money.
We've all been fired from jobs before but it can't be a good feeling to be let go while on stage with your band.
Black Flag's singer Ron Reyes posted on his Facebook page that while performing in Australia he was given the hook by Mike Vallely. Mike sang for the band years ago at a reunion show and he walked on stage and told Ron that he was done and finished the show. Ron said it's for the best and a relief that he's out.
The band does have a new album on the way on December 3rd, their last music with Ron Reyes, titled What The...
I'm sure Ron is happy to be gone but still, to be yanked off stage like that in front of people has to be an ego killer.