Grunge

  1. Ross On Radio: Who Said Alternative Is Supposed To Rock?

    April 27, 2014 2:00 PM EDT Guitars And "Danger" Could Help, But Shouldn't Define The Format The articles hit within a few days of each other. There was L.A. Weekly's look at how much of what alternative KROQ Los Angeles played wasn't "rock.&quo ...

  2. Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 20: Ex-Geffen Execs' Remembrances, Anecdotes, Marketing Strategy (How 'Rape Me' Became 'Waif Me')

    September 24, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Nirvana had much to live up to following the release of its groundbreaking 1991 album, “Nevermind.” But, with the weight of the world on them, the grunge trio surprised (and perhaps alienated) many with its raucous and emotionally raw follow-u ...

  3. Paul McCartney, Nirvana Alums Rock 'Cut Me Some Slack' at Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 1:45 AM EST Judging from the veracity of Dave Grohl's whipping hair, Wednesday night's Nirvana jam session with Paul McCartney a the 12.12.12 Concert for Sandy Relief went over swimmingly. The promised marriage of the most important band ever (The B ...

  4. Dave Grohl to Host New Show on SiriusXM

    November 27, 2012 3:08 PM EST Sirius XM Radio announced today that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will host an exclusive, limited-run show that will air on a number of SiriusXM music channels. "Dave Grohl Presents Sound City" will premiere this Thursday at 4:00 pm ...

  5. Ex-Pearl Jam Management Exec Charged With Theft

    June 19, 2012 7:20 PM EDT A man who worked as the chief financial officer for Pearl Jam's management company has been charged with 33 counts of theft. In charges filed earlier this month, 54-year-old Rickey Charles Goodrich, of Navato, Calif., is accused of using his ...

  6. Soundgarden's New 'Avengers' Single Offered as Free Download

    April 17, 2012 12:00 AM EDT Soundgarden's first new song in 15 years, "Live to Rise," will be available as a free download beginning April 17 on iTunes as part of the promotion of Disney's film "Marvel's The Avengers." The iTunes promotion, ...

  7. Jerry Cantrell To Be Honored By MusiCares MAP Fund

    March 22, 2012 11:40 AM EDT Jerry Cantrell, guitarist and singer from grunge metal band Alice in Chains, will be honored at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert along with Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Neil Lasher. Cantrell, whose Alice In Chains bandmate Layne Staley d ...

  8. Jon Stewart To Interview Nirvana's Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Producer Butch Vig on SiriusXM

    August 25, 2011 1:37 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Comedy Central's Jon Stewart will host a Q&A session with the surviving members of rock band Nirvana to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album "Nevermind." Stewart will host the event on SiriusXM for two ho ...

  9. Nirvana's 'Nevermind' 20th Anniversary Editions Include Unreleased Recordings, Alternate Mixes, More

    July 26, 2011 1:57 PM EDT Nirvana's sophomore album and major label debut, "Nevermind," celebrates its 20th anniversary next month, and Universal Music Enterprises is re-releasing versions of the album with deluxe editions, exclusive content and more. Releas ...

  10. Guest Post: A Study in Music Purchasing: Jack Isquith Buys a Foo Fighters Album

    April 13, 2011 2:00 PM EDT (The following is a guest post from Jack Isquith that originally appeared on his blog Digital Music Insider and is reposted here with his permission. Isquith, a digital music industry veteran, has held senior posts at Warner Brothers Records and A ...

  11. Alice in Chains Co-Founder Mike Starr Dies at 44

    March 08, 2011 7:05 PM EST Former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr - who has publicly struggled with drug addiction and appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab last year - has died. He was 44. He was found dead in a Salt Lake City house Tuesday. "It's a terrible ...

  12. BACKBEAT: Soundgarden Goes Platinum

    October 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA presented Soundgarden with a platinum award Sept. 27 on the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles. The honor recognized the band’s partnership with gaming publisher Activision Publishing to release its new compilation album, “Telephantasm” (A& ...

  13. Sub Pop Signs Australian Deal

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian independent music company Inertia has reached an exclusive arrangement with Sub Pop to distribute the iconic Seattle label's works down under. With immediate effect, Inertia will represent all Sub Pop's upcoming and catalog re ...

  14. Nirvana Lawsuit Settled Between Courtney Love, Management

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Court records show a management firm and Courtney Love have settled a $1 million lawsuit over the profits of the sale of Nirvana's publishing catalog. Love is the widow of former Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. London & Co. sued Love two year ...

  15. Soundgarden Links With 'Guitar Hero' For 'Telephantasm'

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Soundgarden's recent reunion will come full circle with "Telephantasm," the alternative rock's first release in 14 years, due out Sept. 28 on A&M/UMe. The retrospective album will feature the band's hits, previously re ...

  16. Soundgarden Plans Pre-Lolla Club Gig In Chicago

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Soundgarden will warm up for its Aug. 8 headlining performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park with an Aug. 5 show at the city's 1,400-capacity Vic Theatre. Tickets are exclusively available to members of the band's Soundgar ...

  17. Universal Music Publishing Signs Stone Temple Pilots

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a worldwide, deal encompassing the entire Stone Temple Pilots song catalog, including the group's upcoming self-titled, sixth-studio album coming out on May 25. The deal consists of signing up the g ...

  18. @SXSW: Muse, Courtney Love, Smokey Robinson Fire Up Friday

    March 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The South by Southwest Music festival and conference reached a fever pitch on Friday, with some of the highest profile bands of the week performing day and night along side the hundreds of aspiring musicians angling for attention at bars, clubs an ...

  19. Scott Weiland Launches Clothes Line

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is the latest musician to branch into fashion with his men’s clothing line, Weiland for Enlgish Laundry. Weiland performed at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Sept. 9 to kick off the line ...

  20. Alice In Chains Scores Elton John For Tribute Track

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alice in Chains thought it would take a miracle to get Elton John to play on the band's tribute record to their late lead singer, Layne Staley. But it only took a listen to the song to get the rock legend on board. "He's a really wa ...

  21. Bug Music Signs Scott Weiland

    December 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bug Music Publishing has signed Scott Weiland to a publishing agreement for his share of the Stone Temple Pilots catalog as well as songs from future solo projects. The agreement also includes funding for Weiland to pursue the development of creat ...

  22. Courtney Love Sued By Management Firm

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love has been sued by a management firm for allegedly failing to pay commissions for the partial sale of her share of the Nirvana publishing catalogue. The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday by the management firm London ...

  23. Atlantic Sues Stone Temple Pilots' Weiland, Kretz

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic Records sued two members of Stone Temple Pilots yesterday (June 12), accusing them of trying to prematurely end their recording contract with the Warner Music Group label. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, claims lead s ...

  24. Stone Temple Pilots Rock Houdini Mansion

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified their summer reunion tour plans last night (April 7) with a brief performance at the former estate of magician Harry Houdini, tucked away in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills. The group's 30-minute ...

  25. Stone Temple Pilots Plotting Extensive Tour

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recently reunited Stone Temple Pilots can add a full-fledged summer amphitheater tour to its previously announced U.S. festival dates, Billboard.biz has learned. Details are still coming together, but a source close to the alt-rock band says S ...

  26. Stone Temple Pilots Reunite For Ohio Festival

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Stone Temple Pilots reunion first reported here last month will touch down for the first time at the Rock on the Range festival, to be held May 17-18 at Columbus, Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium. Other acts confirmed for the AEG Live-steered ...

  27. Courtney Love Rules BBC Radio Waves For A Day

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love is being made an honorary music controller for the day of Dec. 11 on BBC 6 Music, the digital radio station operated by the United Kingdom's public broadcaster the BBC. As the "6 Music Selector," as the all-day program ...

  28. Nirvana Concert Film Making DVD Debut

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will hit stores Nov. 7. The Nirvana concert film "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!" will make its DVD debut Nov. 7 via Geffen. Originally issued on VHS in 1994, the release was conceived by Kurt Cobain as a way to anthologize Nirvana's quic ...

  29. EMI Adminstering Cobain Catalog

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pub giant handling Primary Wave's interest. EMI Music Publishing will be handling worldwide administration of Primary Wave Music Publishing's recently acquired interest in the Kurt Cobain catalog. EMI has been the exclusive administrator ...

  30. Report: Love Sells 25% Of Nirvana Songs

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acquired by former Virgin Records COO. The rumors that Courtney Love was going to sell the rights to the Nirvana songs have come true. Rolling Stone reports Love has sold 25 percent of the publishing catalog to Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music P ...

  31. Chris Cornell Sues Ex-Wife/Former Manager

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has sued his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverted m Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has ...

  32. Meat Puppet Signs To Little Dog

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kirkwood to release first solo album. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Curt Kirkwood, best known for his work as leader of the Meat Puppets, has signed to Little Dog Records. Kirkwood has recently been in the studio working with Grammy Award-winning pr ...

  33. Kirtland Picks Up Bush Albums

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dallas-based indie Kirtland Records has acquired the rights to four Bush albums from Trauma Records. Dallas-based indie Kirtland Records has acquired the rights to four Bush albums from Trauma Records. Kirtland will distribute the albums -- " ...

  34. Universal Pub Signs Dave Grohl

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Dave Grohl to an exclusive worldwide co-publishing deal for future works. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Dave Grohl to an exclusive worldwide co-publishing deal for future works. The Foo Fig ...