Quicks: New Kurt Cobain Vocal, Tommy Lee, Van Halen and Exodus’ Paul Baloff Suffers Stroke.
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Rolling Stone Reports:
A previously unreleased song featuring Kurt Cobain on lead vocals has recently seen the light of day. In 1990 Cobain recorded a song with fellow Seattle rockers Earth. The track “Divine and Bright” was recently included in a reissue of Earth’s Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars EP from indie label “No Quarter Records”.
The band and label are playing down the
Kurt connection, not trying to cash in the fact that the EP features the
Cobain vocals. The label does not plan to advertise the fact that Cobain
appears on the disc, Rolling Stone quotes Earth lead vocalist Dylan Carlson,
"If people buy it 'cause they're some Kurt-worshipping type and it makes
them happy to have one more track with him on it, that's fine, but people
who like Earth will buy it for Earth."
Former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is set to release his second solo effort on May 21st. This time around Lee will release the material under his own name instead of the previous “Methods of Mayhem” handle.
The new CD “Never a Dull Moment” was produced by Scott Humphrey (Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000) and may feature guest appearances by Mike Einziger from Incubus and the Deftones’ Chino Moreno. Lee also gives the David Bowie classic “Fame” a make over on the disc.
Lee’s record label, MCA, is expected to release the first single from the album “Hold Me Down” to radio in March.
Expected CD tracks may include: "Afterglow",
"Sunday", "Body Architects", "Ashamed", "Face to Face", "Fame-02", "Blue",
“Higher", "Hold Me Down",
"Why Is It", "People So Strange" and"Mr. s****ty"
Van Halen’s attorney Alan Mintz told Billboard that the group "currently weighing all the options and seeing what the future brings, [but] it's still premature to say where the band will go." This follows Van Halen’s departure from Warner Bros. Records after a long 23-year relationship.
Why the band left the label is still a mystery but there are reports that the departure was amicable. As with anything that happens in the tight lipped Van Halen camp, fans are left to rely on speculation and rumor since the band seems to prefer to keep everyone in the dark.
Sad news, Blabbermouth.net is reporting the Exodus frontman Paul Baloff suffered a massive stroke last Thursday night (1/31/02) and is currently in a coma with irreparable brain damage. Blabbermouth reports that a decision to take Paul off of life support at midnight Saturday (02/02/02) has been reached.
Exodus fans were excited about a recent reunion of the group but with the latest developments it is uncertain whether the other members of the group will carry on without Paul.