Pure Rock Report

  • A Noticeably Buzzed Scott Weiland Butchers STP's "Vasoline" - VIDEO >

    In the YouTube age, any singer can have a bad performance seen by the whole world. And that can end up as news if your name is Scott Weiland. A few websites picked up a clip of Weiland doing a very off-key version of the Stone Temple Pilots song "Vasoline" Read More
  • Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Talks New Music >

    Billie Joe Armstrong says Green Day's induction into the Rock Hall this month has put the band in great spirits to work on a new album. Armstrong confirms what the band's producer, Rob Cavallo, said last week is true -- he does have about five songs written, but he doesn't want Read More
  • KISS And The Doobie Brothers Receive Awards >

    KISS and The Doobie Brothers were the major honorees at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley received the ASCAP Founders Award for career achievement -- and an enthusiastic introduction by superfan Dave Grohl. The Doobies picked up the Voice of Music Award, for giving voice to the Read More
  • Canadian Mayor Loves Him Some Def Leppard >

    Winnipeg, Manitoba mayor Brian Bowman makes no bones about being a Def Leppard fan. He even inserted a few of their song titles into a speech he gave to the city council on Wednesday. Bowman said, "If you'll forgive me, I'm a fan of 1980s rock music. I no longer Read More
  • Axl Sends Plea To Indonesian President >

    Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose wrote a impassioned letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo asking him to stay the executions of two men and a woman who'd been sentenced to die for drug trafficking. The two men, Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were shot by a firing squad Read More
  • Vince Neil Swaps Wives >

    Vince Neil and his long-time girlfriend Rain Hannah will appear on an upcoming episode of ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap. The Motley Crue singer tells the Las Vegas Sun that he had to play chef for the very first time while shooting the show. He explains, "I hadn't been in a Read More
  • Sophie Simmons Chats With Maxim Magazine >

    Gene Simmons better double his annual order of jet-black hair dye or buy himself a hairpiece because his bird's nest of a hairdo is going to turn completely white or he will go bald. The reason? His gorgeous 22-year old daughter Sophie just revealed some of her private thoughts in Read More
  • Ozzy Says Sabbath Has One More Tour In Them >

    Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath will hit the road next year for the last time. At a press conference this weekend in São Paulo, Brazil, Ozzy said, "The plan is that next year [we'll do] the final tour and then it's over." But he was quick to add that the Read More
  • Bill Ward Releases His Own Stuff >

    While we wait for one final studio album from Black Sabbath, drummer Bill Ward a new album out and another album in the works. Accountable Beasts by The Bill Ward Band is now available via iTunes with a physical release coming later this year. He says, "Most of it is Read More
  • The Who Tribute Show gets Even Bigger >

    Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder's charity concert celebrating The Who has added Roger Daltrey to its lineup. Joe Walsh and Joan Jett have also been added to An Evening Celebrating The Who, May 14th at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago. Proceeds from the show will go to Daltrey’s charity organization Read More
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A Noticeably Buzzed Scott Weiland Butchers STP’s “Vasoline” – VIDEO

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In the YouTube age, any singer can have a bad performance seen by the whole world. And that can end up as news if your name is Scott Weiland. A few websites picked up a clip of Weiland doing a very off-key version of the Stone Temple Pilots song “Vasoline” Tuesday night in Houston. The performance sounded so bad to the folks at TMZ that they asked Weiland’s rep if the singer was back on drugs. The rep said he wasn’t, but acknowledged it wasn’t Weiland’s best singing. The rep went on to say it was a “perfect storm” of Scott being tired, having a couple of drinks before the show and his in-ear monitors dying during the set. The rep adds, “Good news — we’ve overnighted him a brand-new pair of earbuds, and they will be there for his show in Baton Rouge tonight (Thursday).”   Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Talks New Music

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Billie Joe Armstrong says Green Day’s induction into the Rock Hall this month has put the band in great spirits to work on a new album. Armstrong confirms what the band’s producer, Rob Cavallo, said last week is true — he does have about five songs written, but he doesn’t want to rush things just because they’re on a high after their induction. He tells Rolling Stone, “We’re going to take our time. We’re not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we’re honoring music. We want to work on them, and we want to make a great album.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

KISS And The Doobie Brothers Receive Awards

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KISS and The Doobie Brothers were the major honorees at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley received the ASCAP Founders Award for career achievement — and an enthusiastic introduction by superfan Dave Grohl. The Doobies picked up the Voice of Music Award, for giving voice to the spirit of a generation. The group was represented by current members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee plus former member Michael McDonald, The ceremony also recognized the ASCAP-affiliated writers of the 50 most-performed songs of 2014. KISS not only received the Founders Award, but a musical tribute from Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis backed by Tom Morello’s band. They did a medley of “Detroit Rock City,” “Love Gun” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.” The four Doobie Brothers joined with Richie Sambora and his bandmates Orianthi and Michael Bearden to perform “Black Water” and “Taking It to the Street.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Canadian Mayor Loves Him Some Def Leppard

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Winnipeg, Manitoba mayor Brian Bowman makes no bones about being a Def Leppard fan. He even inserted a few of their song titles into a speech he gave to the city council on Wednesday. Bowman said, “If you’ll forgive me, I’m a fan of 1980s rock music. I no longer fear, at council, there can be at times there can be some HYSTERIA as me make PROMISES that can be accused of FOOLING people, BRINGING ON THE HEARTBREAK. But it does not matter what kind of political ANIMAL you may be…we can say we ROCK THE AGES and take a PHOTOGRAPH of our growing city.” Of course, his main reason for doing this was that he didn’t have tickets to their show in Winnipeg last night. It worked — he ended up with seats and met the band. Def Leppard head to Montreal for a show there on Saturday. Their U.S. tour with Styx starts on June 23rd in Tampa, Florida. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Axl Sends Plea To Indonesian President

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Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose wrote a impassioned letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo asking him to stay the executions of two men and a woman who’d been sentenced to die for drug trafficking. The two men, Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were shot by a firing squad Tuesday, along with six others. The woman, Mary Jane Veloso of the Philippines, was granted a reprieve, reportedly so that she could be a witness against another trafficker. The two men were part of a group known as the Bali Nine who were apprehended by Indonesian and Australian authorities in 2005. A campaign to save them from execution had stressed their rehabilitation during their time in prison. In his 1,400 word appeal, which is posted on G N’R’s Facebook page, Rose says he was deeply touched by their story and that sometimes “people learn from their mistakes and make new choices, strive and succeed at true positive change. To not acknowledge and give such change the opportunity to prove it’s value would seem in this case a greater crime than those originally committed.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Vince Neil Swaps Wives

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Vince Neil and his long-time girlfriend Rain Hannah will appear on an upcoming episode of ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap. The Motley Crue singer tells the Las Vegas Sun that he had to play chef for the very first time while shooting the show. He explains, “I hadn’t been in a supermarket to do grocery shopping since Motley Crue first went out on the road in 1981. I didn’t know where to find any of the ingredients.” The new season of Celebrity Wife Swap starts on May 20th. Neil is a pro at reality television, having appeared on The Surreal Life, Skating With the Stars and Remaking Vince Neil. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Sophie Simmons Chats With Maxim Magazine

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Gene Simmons better double his annual order of jet-black hair dye or buy himself a hairpiece because his bird’s nest of a hairdo is going to turn completely white or he will go bald. The reason? His gorgeous 22-year old daughter Sophie just revealed some of her private thoughts in a chat with the men’s magazine, Maxim. Before we give you some of her more revealing comments, let’s remind you of one of her dad’s more interesting quotes about women: “I fully urge every single guy to tell the girl that he cares about the truth. Look her in the eyes and tell her you love her with all your heart and all your soul but you also want her mommy and her sister and her best friend. too. And that’s the God’s honest truth. Anything else is a part of the truth.” Now for some of that Q&A with Sophie: MAXIM: What turns you on about a man the most? SOPHIE: It turns me on to know a man is proud to be with me. It’s a nice confidence boost when a man shows me off or brags about me. MAXIM: We would definitely be proud to have you on our arm. So, when and wearing what makes you feel the most sexy? SOPHIE: I feel the most sexy when I’m bare-faced at home in a man’s shirt and boxers. MAXIM: How about beard or no beard? Are you into the lumbersexual thing? SOPHIE: Beard or no beard, doesn’t matter to me, but yep — down for a lumberjack. Especially if you’re good with wood. MAXIM: Speaking of wood, what’s your favorite part of a man’s body? SOPHIE: Good hands and a strong back… but if we’re being honest…where’s that eggplant emoji? MAXIM: We’re definitely taking notes. Does the idea of public sex appeal to you? SOPHIE: Absolutely! It’s so sneaky and naughty. I think it’s completely immoral and I’m all for it. Just don’t scar any kids. (Sorry, Mom). MAXIM: So, any secret, sexy fantasies? SOPHIE: Something involving a roller coaster or a jet. I’m a thrill seeker. MAXIM: The mile-high club is one of our favorites. What about BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadomassochism)? Are there50 shades of Sophie? SOPHIE: It’s very intriguing. As long as there’s no actual beating, I’m in. I’m an athlete, we play rough. I also think 50 Shades of Sophie would make a great sequel. MAXIM: Is there such thing as too much foreplay? SOPHIE: Yep, it’s called spit. You already throw so much bodily fluid at us, let’s not jump the gun and drool in the opening number. Just keep it neat in the beginning. It gets cold and weird otherwise… MAXIM: What about one night stands? Any advantages? SOPHIE: If you don’t want a relationship, the advantage is that you get sex and possibly a new friend. If you’re like me, there’s no advantage. Happy reading Gene. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Ozzy Says Sabbath Has One More Tour In Them

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Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath will hit the road next year for the last time. At a press conference this weekend in São Paulo, Brazil, Ozzy said, “The plan is that next year [we’ll do] the final tour and then it’s over.” But he was quick to add that the plans “could change” because “we all live in different countries and some of them want to work and some of them don’t want to, I believe. But we are going to do another tour together.” Either way, Ozzy says he’ll continue to record and tour on his own, which is what he’s doing in Curitiba, Brazil tonight. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Bill Ward Releases His Own Stuff

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While we wait for one final studio album from Black Sabbath, drummer Bill Ward a new album out and another album in the works. Accountable Beasts by The Bill Ward Band is now available via iTunes with a physical release coming later this year. He says, “Most of it is about religion; most of it’s about war. It’s the stuff that makes the world turn ’round every day. It’s about people’s souls being ripped to pieces. I guess it could be called morbid, but at the same time I’m also hoping it can be called energizing and respectful lyrically. I’ve worked really hard on trying to produce something that would mean something to the listener who’s drawn in by the music.” Now, Ward will turn his attention to finishing Beyond Aston, a project named after the section of Birmingham, England where he grew up. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

The Who Tribute Show gets Even Bigger

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Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder’s charity concert celebrating The Who has added Roger Daltrey to its lineup. Joe Walsh and Joan Jett have also been added to An Evening Celebrating The Who, May 14th at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago. Proceeds from the show will go to Daltrey’s charity organization Teen Cancer America, which supports programs for young cancer victims. Townshend and Vedder and their guests will be backed by most of The Who’s current touring lineup. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

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