It’s half a lifetime since Brody Dalle ran away to join the punk rock circus.
RISE Skillet (Warner) As politically conscious as Skillet try to be, they have a tendency to ruin a potentially good lyric such as “sometimes it’s crazy to fight for what you believe” with a fade-out kiddy chorus that’s just plain corny. Likewise Sick Of It
If you haven’t heard of Karnivool, you soon will. The prog rock quintet have made a huge name for themselves in the Aussie music scene and they’re looking to take on the rest of the world with their no nonsense, keep-em-guessing approach
Robert Pattinson is no longer dating his co-stars – he’s now dating his ex’s co-stars. Mail Online reports that the Twilight star has been spending time with Elvis Presley’s granddaughter and Kristen Stewart-lookalike, Riley Keough.
Message to Justin Bieber: Stop getting tattoos.
How the human race managed to meet, fall in love and reproduce before the advent of dating TV series is anyone’s guess.
LOST SONGS Jan Hellriegel (Rhythmethod) Acting spots in Xena and Shortland St, backing vocals for The Muttonbirds, Facebook posts about making hot chocolates with Dave Dobbyn – you simply can’t get more Kiwi than Jan Hellriegel’s resume. That she also produced a couple of damned fine 90s albums in It’s My Sin and Tremble and trod the same boards as Jeff Buckley, puts her at the forefront of a period of Kiwiana which doesn’t get much replay these days.
Velvet Underground, the 1960s avant-garde rock band, has settled a fight with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over the rights to an iconic pop art image of a banana that graced the band’s best-known album. Velvet Underground sued the Warhol Foundation in January 2012 after reports that the foundation was planning to license the banana design for cases, sleeves and bags for Apple Inc’s iPhone and iPad
After more than 30 years as rock music’s biggest bad boys, after selling more than 30 million albums, Motley Crue can see the finish line, bassist Nikki Sixx says.