Pure Rock Report

  • Green Day's Tre Cool's Old Band gets Reissued >

    Tre Cool's pre-Green Day band The Lookouts will see much of their catalog back in print with a new compilation due March 10th. Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) compiles the punk band's second album, 1989's Spy Rock Road, their two EPs, 1990's Mendocino Homeland and 1991's Four, compilation appearances Read More
  • The Red Rocker Is Coming To A Radio Near You! >

    Sammy Hagar is venturing into a new area of media: radio. The Red Rocker will be launching a new radio show this spring entitled "Sammy Hagar's Top Rock Countdown." The former Van Halen and Chickenfoot frontman will be hosting the weekly show which will be produced by Envisage Radio Group Read More
  • Slash Has ALREADY Moved On >

    Slash has already moved on just a month after filing from divorce from his wife, Perla Ferrar. TMZ reports that ex-Guns n' Roses guitarist already has a new girlfriend, Meegan Hodges. And to prove it's serious, they got matching tattoos with the same set of GPS coordinates. They've also moved into a house together in Read More
  • Kirk Von Hammett Gets Some All-Star Help >

    Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has added some big names to the lineup of speakers at his horror convention. Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEvil -- which takes place at the RockBar Theater in San Jose, California on April 11th and 12th -- has added Slash, Slipnot's Corey Taylor and Rob Zombie guitarist John Read More
  • Three Days Grace ready new Stuff with Matt Walst At The Helm >

    Three Days Grace will release their fifth album, titled Human, on March 31st. It's the first album with Matt Walst as their singer. He joined the band as a touring replacement for Adam Gontier in January 2013 and was officially named the band's new full-time vocalist in March 2014. The Read More
  • New Zombie Is On The Way >

    Rob Zombie has set the release date for his new live album -- and finished his next studio effort. Spookshow International Live, which will be released on February 24th, was compiled from shows on Zombie's 2014 summer tour. He says, "It’s been eight years since our last live album, so we Read More
  • Marilyn Manson On "That Whole Grunge Thing" >

    Marilyn Manson admits that his claim about popularizing the term "grunge" was a bit outlandish. Manson said in an interview with Noisey that Nirvana "was one of the bands I covered first as a journalist, and I’m just going to go ahead and say I coined the term 'grunge' in Read More
  • Motley Gets Emotional? - AUDIO >

    Tommy Lee says Motley Crue's Final Tour has brought them one big surprise -- the intensity of their audience. Lee says the crowds really delivered energy to the band on the legs they did last summer and fall. He adds that it's made the band get "pretty emotional" at times. But he doesn't Read More
  • Chad Smith: The Turnaround Artist >

    Chad Smith is a Turnaround Artist. The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer is one of 26 musicians and actors who've signed onto Turnaround Arts, a public-private program led by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to bring arts education resources to some of the country's lowest-performing elementary Read More
  • Hinder Replace The Replacement >

    Hinder have changed singers again. Back in the fall they announced that Nolan Neal would be the replacement for original vocalistAustin Winkler and released a single titled "Hit the Ground." Now they've replaced Neal with one of their producers, Marshal Dutton. In a Facebook post the band offered, "We have been searching to find the perfect fit Read More
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Green Day’s Tre Cool’s Old Band gets Reissued

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Tre Cool’s pre-Green Day band The Lookouts will see much of their catalog back in print with a new compilation due March 10th. Spy Rock Road (And Other Stories) compiles the punk band’s second album, 1989’s Spy Rock Road, their two EPs, 1990’s Mendocino Homeland and 1991’s Four, compilation appearances and a track from their 1985 demo. The tracks from the Four EP feature Billie Joe Armstrong on lead guitar. The Lookouts inspired the name of Lookout Records, which released Green Day’s pre-Dookie independent albums and EPs. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

The Red Rocker Is Coming To A Radio Near You!

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Sammy Hagar is venturing into a new area of media: radio. The Red Rocker will be launching a new radio show this spring entitled “Sammy Hagar’s Top Rock Countdown.” The former Van Halen and Chickenfoot frontman will be hosting the weekly show which will be produced by Envisage Radio Group where he will count down lists of his favorite songs, comeback albums and more, according to the announcement. Sammy had this to say about the show, “After more than 40 years in Rock & Roll, I’ve got a lot of knowledge, a lot of love, and always a lot to say so this is going to be a blast.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Slash Has ALREADY Moved On

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Slash has already moved on just a month after filing from divorce from his wife, Perla Ferrar. TMZ reports that ex-Guns n’ Roses guitarist already has a new girlfriend, Meegan Hodges. And to prove it’s serious, they got matching tattoos with the same set of GPS coordinates. They’ve also moved into a house together in the the San Fernando Valley with Hodges’ two teenage daughters. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Kirk Von Hammett Gets Some All-Star Help

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Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has added some big names to the lineup of speakers at his horror convention. Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil — which takes place at the RockBar Theater in San Jose, California on April 11th and 12th — has added Slash, Slipnot’s Corey Taylor and Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 as panelists. All three have ties to horror films — Slash has a production company called Slasher Films, Taylor had a part in the film Fear Clinic, and John 5 scored Zombie’s film The Lords of Salem. Taylor and John 5 have also agreed to do signings at the event. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

KFC Double Dog Dares You To Try This Bad Boy!

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Let’s face it, there’s nothing about fast food that’s “good” for you – not your health, at least. Instead, there are degrees of “badness” and “what can I get away with if I work out extra tomorrow?” With that, we give you KFC’s newest creation (or abomination, depending on your opinion): the Double Down Dog. We’ll get to what it is in a minute. You might recall that last year, KFC upped the artery-clogging ante and gave us the Double Down – throwing a bacon cheeseburger in fried chicken for buns. Now, they’ve completed the circle with the Double Down Dog, a hot dog tucked inside a molded fried chicken bun and slathered with cheese sauce. For those so inclined to jump on it, we regret to inform you that the Double Down Dog is currently only available in the Philippines. Worse? If you already are in the Philippines – or plan to visit for the pleasure – participating chains are limited to selling only 50 Double Down Dogs per day. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Three Days Grace ready new Stuff with Matt Walst At The Helm

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Three Days Grace will release their fifth album, titled Human, on March 31st. It’s the first album with Matt Walst as their singer. He joined the band as a touring replacement for Adam Gontier in January 2013 and was officially named the band’s new full-time vocalist in March 2014. The album will contain “I Am Machine” and “Painkiller,” the two singles they’ve released with Walst over the past year. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

New Zombie Is On The Way

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Rob Zombie has set the release date for his new live album — and finished his next studio effort. Spookshow International Live, which will be released on February 24th, was compiled from shows on Zombie’s 2014 summer tour. He says, “It’s been eight years since our last live album, so we figured it was time for another. Actually, we weren’t planning on it, but we recorded a few shows and they sounded really great, so we thought ‘[Screw it], let’s get it out there.'” As for his sixth studio album, Zombie says, “Just finished the final mixes with [producer Zeuss] for the new studio album. Best album yet. No joke.” No title or release date has been announced yet for that project. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Marilyn Manson On “That Whole Grunge Thing”

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Marilyn Manson admits that his claim about popularizing the term “grunge” was a bit outlandish. Manson said in an interview with Noisey that Nirvana “was one of the bands I covered first as a journalist, and I’m just going to go ahead and say I coined the term ‘grunge’ in a review of Bleach.” Now Manson laughs when speaking with Esquire about that claim, saying, “I think I actually wrote ‘grungy.’ But it is pretty amusing that that became a headline. I’m like a Furby. You can push me, and then your sound bite comes out, and there you have your headline.” He adds, “So to clarify, I merely claimed that I popularized the word, which is pretty much not accurate, considering the distribution of the periodical that I wrote it in. But I like to self-aggrandize.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Motley Gets Emotional? – AUDIO

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Tommy Lee says Motley Crue‘s Final Tour has brought them one big surprise — the intensity of their audience. Lee says the crowds really delivered energy to the band on the legs they did last summer and fall. He adds that it’s made the band get “pretty emotional” at times. But he doesn’t stay serious for too long, explaining that the shows have “a lot of emotions flying around, a lot of clothes flying around, a lot of devil horns and beer and panties.” LISTEN TO TOMMY HERE Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Chad Smith: The Turnaround Artist

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Chad Smith is a Turnaround Artist. The Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer is one of 26 musicians and actors who’ve signed onto Turnaround Arts, a public-private program led by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to bring arts education resources to some of the country’s lowest-performing elementary and middle schools. At the opening day of the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California yesterday (Thursday), Smith joined actress Alfre Woodard, singer-songwriter Citizen Cope and Jersey Boys star John Lloyd Young in explaining and answering audience questions about the innovative program. He said, “It was the music classes that kept me in high school… I would not have graduated if it wasn’t for those classes… It’s every child’s god-given right to be exposed to music and art. It should be non-elective.” Smith adds that it was an eye-opener to visit a school in an impoverished agricultural community outside Monterey, California last year on behalf of Turnaround Arts. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

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