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Man and Women Stabbed At Rancid And Dropkick Murphys Show

A suspect has been arrested after a man and a woman were stabbed during a fight at a Rancid and Dropkick Murphys concert in Chicago on Tuesday night (August 8th).

The stabbings occurred during a fight that broke out in the bar area of the Huntington Bank Pavilion and the reportedly continued in the concert space at 9.30pm, according to the Chicago Tribune (via TeamRock)

The victims were a 29-year-old man who suffered knife wounds to the face and neck and a 34-year-old woman who was stabbed in her abdomen. They were reportedly in stable condition at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital after receiving treatment.

The incident did not cause the concert to be cancel or delayed with a witness telling the paper that there was an area cordoned off but few realized what had taken place.

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Metallica Fan Arrested For Allegedly Urinating On Concertgoers

(hennemusic) An Albuquerque, NM man faces disorderly conduct and indecent exposure charges after allegedly urinating on a family of three at a Metallica concert in Glendale, AZ on August 4.

12 News reports Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers arrested Daniel Francis Daddio, 44, Friday night during the show at the University of Phoenix Stadium as part of the band's summer North American leg of their WorldWired tour in support of 2016's "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct."

The victim family - including a 10-year-old girl, her father and his wife - told police they "felt warm liquid washing over their backs and legs" during the event.

According to court documents, the father said he turned around and saw Daddio had exposed himself and when he confronted the man, Daddio reportedly shrugged.

According to FOX 10 Phoenix, DPS troopers say Daddio was heavily intoxicated when he was arrested and denied the incident occurred. Read more here.

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Chris Cornell's Family Plan Hometown Statue In Seattle

(Radio.com) Chris Cornell's family has announced that they are making for a sculpture that will honor the late Soundgarden frontman in his hometown of Seattle, WA.

Speaking with The Seattle Times, Cornell's widow Vicky said that sculptor Wayne Toth, who was responsible for Johnny Ramone's memorial, will create the monument.

"He has already given me a design and the children and I love it," she said. Vicky expects the project will take approximately seven months to complete. Read more here.

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Liam Gallagher Shares Snarky Views Of Mick Jagger And Dave Grohl

(Radio.com) Liam Gallagher well-known for his colorful comments about his fellow musicians. With his debut solo album As You Were arriving this fall, no one is safe from Liam's incisive jabs--not even Carpool Karaoke.

In a new interview, Gallagher spoke freely about Mick Jagger, Dave Grohl and Bono. When asked about Jagger, Liam had a backhanded compliment at the ready: 'Fair play to ol' dinosaur hips, but I'm not that man. I'm anti-entertainment. Poor sod, he's got to dance until he's 108." he told British GQ.

Gallagher seemed to hold a combination of resentment and admiration for Grohl, who famously played Foo Fighters shows with a broken leg. 'He ruined it for all of us," Liam said. 'He broke his leg and still toured. Who does that? Now if I have a cold I can't cancel because I'll look like a wuss."

Grohl even asked Gallagher to join the Foo Fighters at Glastonbury, an invitation the Brit declined. 'He asked me to come on and do a song," Gallagher said. 'I said no, cos I need a bit of rehearsal. I know it's cool and all that, but I need a rehearsal." Find out what he had to say about Bono here.

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James Corden Addresses the Linkin Park 'Carpool Karaoke' Segment

(Radio.com) When Chester Bennington suddenly passed away last month, fans wondered whether the recently filmed Linkin Park installment of Carpool Karaoke would ever air.

In a new interview, Late Late Show host James Corden provided some clarity: Whatever happens with the footage will be a joint decision between producers and Bennington's loved ones, and Corden intends to respect the Bennington family's wishes.

"We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled," Corden said. "We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because, I don't think there's any other way we could deal with it. It's completely up to them and that's a conversation we haven't even thought about having right now. It's a tragedy."

Bennington's widow Talinda tweeted a link to the story with a simple "Thank you" message. Read more here.

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Blistering John Lennon Letters To Ex-Wife Being Auctioned

(Radio.com) In November 1976, John Lennon wrote a pair of blistering letters to his ex-wife Cynthia--scolding her for recent media appearances and bickering over the terms of their custody agreement. They had been divorced since 1968 around the time when Lennon became involved with Yoko Ono. Now the letters are set to be sold at an auction this week and may fetch $25,000.

"As you and I well know, our marriage was over long before the advent of L.S.D. or Yoko Ono ' and that's reality!" Lennon wrote. "Your memory is impaired to say the least. Your version of our first L.S.D. trip is rather vague, and you seem to have forgotten subsequent trips altogether!"

Lennon also recalled a time in 1974 when Cynthia allegedly pleaded with him to reconcile. "You also seem to have forgotten that only two years ago, while I was separated from Yoko, you suddenly brought Julian to see me in Los Angeles after three years of silence. During this visit, you hardly allowed me to be alone with him for one moment. You even asked me to remarry you and/or give you another child, 'for Julian's sake!' I politely told you no, and that, anyway, I was still in love with Yoko (which I thought was very 'down to earth')." Read more here.

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Bruce Springsteen Going Broadway This Fall

(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen will make his Broadway debut this fall with a series of solos shows billed as "Springsteen On Broadway." The 8-week run at the intimate Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City - with a capacity of just under 1,000 - will see the New Jersey rocker present a mix of music and spoken word segments, including excerpts from his 2016 autobiography, "Born To Run."

"I wanted to do some shows that were as personal and as intimate as possible," says Springsteen. "I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theatre is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years.

"My show is just me, the guitar, the piano and the words and music. Some of the show is spoken, some of it is sung. It loosely follows the arc of my life and my work. All of it together is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value."

The "Springsteen On Broadway" series will begin with preview performances starting Tuesday, October 3, with an official opening set for Thursday, October 12. Read more here.

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Music Stars React To Glen Campbell's Passing

(Radio.com) Glen Campbell passed away Tuesday (August 8) "following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," according to his estate's official statement. He was 81-years-old.

As news spread, artists began sharing their condolences and tributes to the country legend. "Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways," Brad Paisley shared on Twitter.

Charlie Daniels took to social media, writing, "Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years May you rest in peace my friend You will never be forgotten."

Chris Young also posted about Campbell soon after the news broke, writing, "Wow… just heard Glen Campbell passed… sad day for music." See all the posts here.

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Pearl Jam's Mike McCready Streams Movie Song

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready is streaming the instrumental track, "Grandmother Earth", as a preview to the September 1 release of the Original Motion Picture Score for the 2015 film, "The Glamour & The Squalor."

Directed by Marq Evans, the documentary traces the life and career of influential Seattle DJ Marco Collins, who made a name for himself at KNDD 107.7 The End by helping break artists like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Beck, The Presidents of the United States of America and others.

"Thanks to Marco for allowing me to help his story," says McCready. "And to the entire cast and crew for The Glamour and The Squalor film. This is also in remembrance of all the musicians from Seattle who aren't here anymore, but their music remains…"

"Working with Mike on the score for The Glamour & The Squalor was a dream," adds Evans, "not just because I've been a fan of his since I was a kid, but more importantly because of what a uniquely talented artist he is. Mike really felt the film, and the score he created elevated it to an entirely new level. It's a beautiful listen and I'm so glad we're putting it out." Read more and listen to the track here.

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David Gilmour Releases Live Video For Pink Floyd Classic

(hennemusic) David Gilmour is streaming a preview of his performance of the Pink Floyd classic, "One Of These Days", from his forthcoming concert film, "Live At Pompeii."

The opening track on Pink Floyd's sixth album, "Meddle", was the only song Gilmour delivered in his 2016 series of shows at the Roman amphitheatre that was also performed by his former band in the same venue in 1971 for Adrian Maben's film, "Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii."

The guitarist is also sharing footage of "A Boat Lies Waiting", from his 2015 release, "Rattle That Lock", and part one of a behind-the-scenes look at the pair of concerts at the ancient venue that was built in 90 BC.

Due September 29 and directed by Gavin Elder, "Live At Pompeii" sees Gilmour mix solo tracks and Pink Floyd classics, including the rarely-played "The Great Gig In The Sky" from "The Dark Side Of The Moon."

"It's a magical place," says Gilmour, "and coming back and seeing the stage and the arena was quite overwhelming. It's a place of ghosts and I couldn't help but think of playing there - with [late Pink Floyd keyboardist] Rick [Wright] - it's a sense of revisiting history.

"What I like to do is to play in beautiful places where people have a sense of the majesty of the building that is being performed in and that will add to the memories they take away and retain thereafter." Watch the video and read more here.

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Montrose Debut Album Being Expanded To Reissue

(hennemusic) Montrose will release an expanded, remastered reissue of their classic 1973 self-titled debut, and 1974's "Paper Money", via Rhino Records on October 13.

Led by tracks like "Bad Motor Scooter", "Rock Candy" and "Rock The Nation", the "Montrose" album introduced the new band - led by guitarist Ronnie Montrose - and marked the recording debut of vocalist Sammy Hagar.

Produced by Ted Templeman, the project proved to be influential amongst hard rock musicians, despite taking years to reach platinum status in the US for sales of one million copies.

The two-disc expanded "Montrose" reissue features the original album alongside a bonus disc of demos - including the unreleased song "Shoot Us Down" - and the group's April 1973 debut live performance on KSAN radio in San Francisco, CA, several months before the band's first album was released.

Montrose followed the debut with their second album, 1974's "Paper Money." The 2017 reissue includes the remastered set and a bonus disc of a live performance on KSAN in December of that year, just two months after the album's release. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Crane's Fast Life

Orange County, Ca alt rockers Crane created some buzz with their single "Fast Life" and we reached out to Bobby Crane to learn the story behind the track. Here is the story:

Fast Life is actually our only single we have ever released and it was our first song that ever was released. IT was actually supposed to appear on our Fear of Flight EP as well, but we decided to leave it out as one song had to be cut from the EP or it was going to be considered an Album and we were not ready for that type of commitment yet.

Fast Life originally was written by me to a really bizarre poppy-yet carnival-like instrumental I created for fun. I initially thought it was awesome and showed it to family and friends, and everybody hated it. So, weeks later I was still holding onto the lyrics as they were so close to me. So I decided to take a more dramatic approach in writing it. I found some soft piano chords I loved and within the first minute I knew this would be a perfect combination!

The song lyrics are close to me because the song is actually about a girl I once dated. She was enough for me, but I always got the impression that she would do anything and even desert me if it meant that she could garner more attention or fame. It drove me nuts, and eventually she proved me correct. A lot of the lines in the song are actually 100% true descriptions of what took place. So, in a weird way, it was painful to write this because it was almost like I was hitting myself in the head and going, "Why would I have dated this person for so long if I saw all of these character flaws from the start?"

After getting the song just how I wanted it, Jesse Rhodes ended up adding in the guitar parts and that's when I felt like the song was really complete. The quick chord strums he does have such a California-Sound and it was that noise I was craving all along, yet never knew was missing!

We also ended up doing a music video for this song that follows the song lyrics every step of the way. I really love how it turned out, and we got a really positive response on it! Be sure to check it out, and to also check out our latest EP, "Fear of Flight", as well.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and see for yourself here and learn more about the album right here!

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