Trevor Bolder might not be a household name, but his musicianship is legendary and influential. Known as a session bassist mostly, Trevor Bolder was responsible for some of the more iconic basslines incorporated with David Bowie, Uriah Heep, The Rats and The Spiders From Mars. The 62-year-old musician was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent both surgery and chemotherapy earlier this year to combat the disease. Unfortunately the glam rock bassist died yesterday.
Though the real deal, official new album from Daft Punk hit stores yesterday, it turns out there's more music from the French duo for us to digest. Random Access Memories Japanese release contained a bonus track called "Horizon." Listen to it below:
Ray Manzarek, 74, has died on Monday, May 20, 2013 due to complications connected to bile duct cancer according to a press release published on the Doors website. Shortly following the report that Manzarek was dead, an odd rumor circulated the web spreading false information that Manzarek's death was a hoax.
Gus Wenner is fresh out of college but just acquired one of the best jobs in the music industry today. The 22-year-old musician and Brown graduate is now the head of overall operations for Rollingstone.com, the website for the immensely popular music publication Rolling Stone magazine. Unfortunately this news has been veiled with accusations of nepotism because Gus' father Jann Wenner is the owner of Rolling Stone. This of course has many people asking if the young Gus deserves his new job.
Famous vegan Morrissey recently went on a rant against UK department store Fortnum & Mason. The store sells foie gras, despite the dish being illegal in the UK and it recently being banned from even royal functions by Prince Charles. On True To You, the Morrissey fansite that Moz regularly posts to, the former Smiths singer penned an open letter titled "It isn't nice and you shouldn't do it." Read More >
Somebody break out the Forbes list, Janet Jackson is a Billionaire! Jackson just celebrated 20 years since her 1993 release of Janet., and just days later the iconic Jackson news breaks that she has more to celebrate after being inducted into the elite Billionaires club. Read More >
Though many musical acts have made or are making concert documentaries, legendary heavy metal band Metallica has approached the live performance film medium in a new way. We are all used to seeing concert documentaries, but with Metallica: Through the Never, audiences will be treated to the music they love plus a thrilling movie with a real story line. You will still get to hear your favorite Metallica tunes and see them perform, but you will also be watching a movie about a riot in the streets outside of the concert! Read More >
It seems like no matter what Justin Bieber does, he is going to stir controversy. From his on again/off again relationship with Selena Gomez, to interrupting his concert in Turkey for prayer, and most recently showing up two hours late to a concert in London, the Biebs just came seem to stay out of headlines. Read More >