*Despite the recent drug bust, shaky health, and attempted hit-man charades that have surrounded members of AC/DC, the band is still going steady and still rocking on. Their latest album, “Rock or Bust,” has become available to stream on iTunes in anticipation of the album’s December release.
“Rock or Bust,” which features 11 new tracks, will be the bands latest release since their 2008 record, “Black Ice.” While drummer Phil Rudd will be tackling his recent arrest, and guitarist Malcolm Young will be focusing on his health, the band announced that they “will continue to make music.”
AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” hits stores NEXT TUESDAY!!
*Finally, Nirvana fans, finally. While director Brett Morgen has had the documentary on Kurt Cobain in the works for about eight years now, HBO is finally releasing the rockers story to audiences in 2015. The film, “Montage of Heck,” marks the first documentary to be made with the help of Cobain’s family. The daughter of the late Nirvana member, Frances Bean Cobain, has even signed on to executive produce.
Thanks to the family, Morgen has been granted into the Cobain Holy Grail. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director has discovered “over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects; oil paintings, sculptures, countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4,000 pages of writing.” With this rock-god archive, “Montage of Heck” will give a peak into the life of Cobain that the rest of the world never saw.
The documentary will hit screens exclusively on HBO in the U.S in 2015, but is set to be internationally released by Universal shortly after.
*Leon Russell's tour just hit a major snag. According to Billboard, a thief stole about $4-thousand worth of instruments from Russell's band's tour bus.
To make it worse, the instruments were stolen as the band slept on the bus, parked outside of the theater. Security camera shows a man with graying hair wearing a Spurs jersey picking a lock on the doors below the bus.
Three electric guitars and a mandolin are now missing. Police are investigating.
*AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd seems to be having a hard time staying out of trouble. An arrest warrant was briefly issued for the rocker on Tuesday after he was late for his hearing in New Zealand.
Rudd was due in court at 9 am, but when he didn’t turn up the judge gave him 30 more minutes, and arrived shortly thereafter. During his appearance, he reportedly winked at reporters, and was spotted clowning around with security outside the courthouse. He did not enter a plea to the charges of threatening to kill a man, methamphetamine and cannabis possession, and was released on bail. He is due back in court December, 2nd, which just happens to be the day AC/DC’s new album “Rock or Bust” hits stores.
*Fans of Kansas have something to look forward to in 2015. The band announced that they’ll release “Miracles Out of Nowhere,” a documentary and career retrospective CD in March.
The documentary, which promises to “appeal to new fans and veteran enthusiasts alike,” will include recollections from Kansas’ original lineup, who got together earlier this year in Topeka to celebrate their 40th anniversary. According to the press release, the band shares, “stories about recording in the studio next to John Lennon, a backstage fight with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and how the words ‘free beer’ changed their lives forever.” The doc will also feature interviews with famous fans like Garth Brooks and Queen’s Brian May.
An expanded, limited-edition of the release will also include a DVD extra, with “bonus features and outtakes not included in the documentary and not available in stores.” All versions will feature a CD complete with “hits and deep cuts alongside audio extracts from the film.”
*Deep Purple will release the 40th Anniversary Edition deluxe box set of their 1972 album classic, "Machine Head," on TODAY and a new trailer has gone online to promThe new box set features five discs and will be accompanied with fully illustrated 60 page hardback booklet, housed in a luxury box.