RNR News and Notes Archives for 2019-09

Dave Grohl Admits to Tearing Up at a Weezer Show; Reveals a New Foo Fighters Album Is On The Way


The jovial Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo was able to tug on the heart strings of Dave Grohl this past weekend at the Rock in Rio Festival this weekend.  


During the band's set - they whipped out a cover of the Nirvana classic, Lithium: 


Weezer - Lithium (Cover Nirvana) @ Rock in Rio Brasil 2019 




Before the cover, Rivers announced, “We’re gonna cover a song from Dave Grohl’s old band to tide you over until the main course in a few minutes.”





Later in the night - when Foo Fighters took the stage - Grohl took a moment to express how he felt after the cover - 


"Tonight I’m gonna dedicate this one to Weezer ... I was backstage and I heard Weezer play the ‘Lithium’ song. I gotta be honest, I cried a little bit. I did! I miss playing that song. I miss it, so I’m happy to hear Weezer play it again. So this one goes out to the sweet Weezer.”


The Foos then played Big Me:


Foo Figthers - Big me live Rock in rio 2019





Dave went on to announce that the Foo Fighters have a new album on the way - 


“I don’t know when we’ll be back down here again, but we will... We go home next week and we start making a new Foo Fighters record. It’s good, it’s good.”



Billie Eilish Turns the Saturday Night Live Set Upside Down During Her Debut [WATCH]


It was quite the week for one of the world's biggest stars, Billie Eilish.  Not only did she announce a massive area tour for 2020 (coming to DC on March 18, 2020) she was also the musical guest on Saturday Night Live's 45th season premiere.  Woody Harrelson hosted and based off the show's promo - we knew it was gonna be good ... 




But we weren't ready for HOW good it was gonna be  ... the singer first performed her hit Bad Guy - from inside a small rotating room - that was rotating - making it look as if she was walking and dancing on the walls and ceiling: 


Billie Eilish: Bad Guy (Live) - SNL




The singer proved she is more than just a one trick pony on her second song - when she returned to the stage for her second appearance - performing  an acoustic version of “I Love You” with her brother and collaborator Finneas


Billie Eilish: I Love You (Live) - SNL




The two wore matching outfits for both performances ... I wonder if their mother picked them out :P 

Hear Foo Fighters cover Arcade Fire and Dead Kennedys on newly released Surprise EP

Another Friday - another surprise Foo Fighters EP.  


This week - we get a five song EP with covers of Arcade Fire (Keep the Car Running - recorded at Radio 1’s festival Six Weeks Of Summer in 2007)  and Dead Kennedys (Holiday in Cambodia- recorded at the MTV Awards in 2007)



The EP also includes f Ever’, originally released as the B-side of ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace’s lead single ‘The Pretender’; ‘Seda’, a bonus track from the Japanese edition of the album; and a demo of album track ‘Come Alive’.


Stream the EP below  



Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute to Ric Ocasek With 'Just What I Needed' Cover [WATCH]


The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently on a world tour - and played a show in Singapore - during which they paid tribute to recently deceased front man of The Cars, Ric Ocasek with a cover of “Just What I Needed”


Red Hot Chili Peppers - Just What I Needed
In Memory of Ric Ocasek)




RHCP bassist Flea also paid a personal homage to Ocasek - writing on Instagram:


"I loved Ric Ocasek... What an interesting, smart, kind, funny man who made incredible records. I loved those Cars albums when I was a teenager. Perfect pop songs with those wicked Elliot Easton guitar solos. Absolute candy.”



10 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About the Infamous Abbey Road Cover

Abbey Road,  the iconic album by The Beatles, was released 50 years ago today.  It was the last album in which all four Beatles participated in the recording of (Let It Be was their last album - but it was recorded  before the Abbey Road sessions began)


The music on the album is timeless - but the album cover, featuring Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr walking across the Abbey Road zebra crossing,  has a story of its own  ... Here’s 10 things you probably didn’t know about the infamous cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album.



1. Before The Beatles came along, Abbey Road’s main claim to fame was being a stone’s throw from the location of Lord’s cricket ground.


2. The album wasn’t going to be called Abbey Road at all. It was going to be called “Everest” after the cigarettes that engineer Geoff Emerick smoked during the sessions.


3. In the photo – the four Beatles are walking AWAY from the studio.


4. Only six photos were taken for the shoot due to the heavy traffic at the intersection.



5. The back cover photo is taken at the other end of Abbey Road



6. There are 4 other people pictured on the cover of Abbey Road. Three of them, Derek Seagrove, Steve Milwood and Alan Flanagan worked nearby and happened to be outside on a break when the photo was taken. The 4th person is an American tourist named Paul Cole.


7. Paul McCartney is barefoot in the photo because the shoes he was wearing were too tight and he took them off just before the photos were taken.



8. There are “Paul Is Dead” clues on the cover of Abbey Road … OK stay with us: In late 1969 a crazy conspiracy theory started doing the rounds that Paul McCartney had in actual fact been killed in a car accident in 1966, and had been replaced by a lookalike. Apart from Paul being out of step with his band mates and walking barefoot, there were other “clues” on the sleeve that the Beatles had “planted” to get the message across to their fans.


The white Volkswagen Beetles that bears a number plate saying “28IF” - Paul would have been 28 IF he’d had survived (he’d actually just turned 27); the police van on the cover is usually seen at traffic fatalities; and the four Beatles represent a funeral procession: George is the gravedigger, Paul is the corpse, Ringo is the congregation and John is the priest.


McCartney parodied the whole affair in the title and album artwork for his 1993 concert album Paul Is Live



9. Three of the Beatles are wearing designer suits by the Welsh designer Tommy Nutter. George, however, showed up that day in full on denim.


10. Despite Abbey Road being the last time The Beatles were in the studio together, this wasn’t their final photo shoot. The four got together two weeks later, at John’s house at Tittenhurst Park for one last photo shoot.




The National will release a new live album on Record Store Day Black Friday


The National have announced that they will release another live album, as a triple cassette box set, on November 29th as part of Record Store Day Black Friday.



The new live album was recorded on September 24th and 25th, 2018,  when the band was touring in support  of Sleep Well Beast, at the Greek Theatre in California.  


What makes the tapes unique is that engineer Erik Flannigan utilized the same vintage analog equipment that famed concert taper Mike Millard used during the ’70s and ’80s when he was bootlegging Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones.  The quality of the audio captured on these tapes is as good as (if not better than) what is captured using high tech digital recording 


The National frontman Matt Berninger praised The Mike Millard Method of taping in a recent interview with Relix

“I saw how he went to all of his favorite bands, had hundreds of tapes from Bruce Springsteen and all of these different artists from that era—it was, like, holy,” Berninger says. “I’d heard some of those recordings and listening to those, they do sound unique. Someone like an audiophile, or someone at the stereo store might tell you, ‘This is too wrong about them,’ but you genuinely feel more present, I think. I’ve heard a lot of live recordings of things, and they’re amazing. A lot of it is the system you’re playing it on, but there’s something about Mike’s recordings that just really feel like you’re in the sync of it a little bit more. It feels like the the room is right up to your neck, you’re kind of soaking a little deeper inside the space. It sounds like you’re in something, either in an arena or an amphitheater or a club. Some things just have a sense to them, and it’s probably audio and it’s hard to define what it is. Even the tapes themselves, the cassettes, in his handwriting, has a sense to it, has some sort of more cosmic presence. The detail he took to do all that stuff creates a greater whole than just the one or the two.”


Here's a little more on The Mike Millard Method


Juicy Sonic Magic - The Mike Millard Method




Flannigan had this to say on the Millard Method and National shows:

“The most celebrated audience taper of the period, Mike Millard, recorded in and around Southern California beginning in 1974 and continued into the early ’90s. Millard’s legend is built in part on the cunning and subterfuge he used to get his nearly 15-pound cassette deck and microphones into venues like the The Forum, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and The Roxy.


For years I have pondered what made Millard’s recordings so good, and eventually I had an idea: What if you recorded a concert today with the same equipment Millard used in 1977? Would it sound like his tapes? Would it tap into his Midas touch?


The National was kind enough to let us test the Millard Method for two concerts at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California last September. These live recordings were made with vintage AKG 451E microphones and a restored Nakamichi 550 cassette deck which are identical to those used by Millard circa 1975-81. The idea was to see if we could recreate what Matt Berninger calls the “juicy sonic magic” Millard captured in his 1970s field recordings.


Together with my friend and filmmaker David DuBois, we also produced a short documentary about Millard, his recording methods, and our attempt to recreate his work at the National shows in Berkeley, a venue that is utterly unchanged since the ’70s.

With the advent of smartphones, thousands of people routinely record part of the show when they attend a National concert or any other performance. Forty years ago, when nobody would dare do that, one man made it his life’s work to preserve legendary concerts on tape.”


Hear the first track of David Hasselhoff's new album, a cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain's Head On


A few weeks back - we told you about David Hasselhoff's new album, titled Open Your Eyes, that's due out this Friday (9/27)


The album  features some interesting songs / collaborations ... including renditions of Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar”  and The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On” (featuring A Flock of Seagulls), and Neil Diamond classic “Sweet Caroline” featuring industrial metal band Ministry. 


We now have audio from the first song on the album - as the Hoff has unveiled his cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Head On”.  


Without further ado ... 

Head On - David Hasselhoff 



TBH - We still prefer The Pixies version ;) 


Head On - The Pixies




Here's the details on the rest of Hasselhoff's new album 


Open Your Eyes Tracklist:
01. Open Your Eyes (feat. James Williamson)
02. Head On (feat. Elliot Easton)
03. I Melt with You (feat. Steve Stevens)
04. Lips Like Sugar (feat. A Flock of Seagulls)
05. “Heroes” (feat. Tyler Bates)
06. Here I Go Again (feat. Tracii Guns)
07. Jump in My Car (feat. Todd Rundgren)
08. Rhinestone Cowboy (feat. Charlie Daniels)
09. If You Could Read My Mind (feat. Ava Cherry)
10. Sugar, Sugar (feat. Steve Cropper)
11. Mit 66 Jahren (feat. Patrick Moraz) [CD Only]
12. Sweet Caroline (feat. Ministry)
13. That’s Life


Dave Grohl pretty much owned Kentucky's Bourbon & Beyond Festival [WATCH]

Dave Grohl may not have been at the raid on Area 51 (but they did release an EP of the Roswell NM concert) - but for good reason ... he was busy pretty much OWNING the Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, KY. 


Dave's weekend started with a headlining gig on Friday night with his band Foo FightersAnd as Dave & co are known to do - they invited a fan onstage to play with them ... but this wasn't some random guy in a KISS outfit, this was Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian's 8 year old son, Revel who got to jam with the band on the track Everlong.  


Ian was pretty appreciative of the Foos for giving his kid this unforgettable moment 


 “Proudest dad moment ever? How about when your son gets to join his favorite band on stage to play ‘Everlong’ in front of 40,000 people and NAILS IT! Thank you Dave, Taylor, Pat, Nate, Chris, Rami, Gus, Kerwin, Sean, Patrick, Simone and everyone else on the Foo crew for being the best!!!”





But Dave's weekend was far from over ... I mean - there was probably plenty of free bourbon flowing - so why leave after your set ... 


Later in the weekend- Dave joined the band Squeeze on stage to fill in on drums for the song “Black Coffee In Bed”






Finally - Dave seemed to enjoy one more performance over the weekend - 



Dave was seen in the crowd jamming out to perenial yacht rockers Hall and Oates.  He even posed with the duo backstage donning a Hall and Oates shirt 



Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead Collaborator and Lyricist, Dies at 78

Robert Hunter  - the poet and writer who provided the mystical and enduring lyrics for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs – including Truckin and Ripple, died Monday night.  Her was 78 years old.


In addition to his work with the Dead - he worked with Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Jim Lauderdale, and Bruce Hornsby


The family released the following statement:


It is with great sadness we confirm our beloved Robert passed away yesterday night. He died peacefully at home in his bed, surrounded by love. His wife Maureen was by his side holding his hand.

For his fans that have loved and supported him all these years, take comfort in knowing that his words are all around us, and in that way he is never truly gone. In this time of grief please celebrate him the way you all know how, by being together and listening to the music.


So here we go - 

The Grateful Dead - Ripple (Studio Version)




Grateful Dead - Box of Rain



Grateful Dead - Scarlet Begonias



Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey




Grateful Dead - Dark Star


They Might Be Giants plan 'Flood' 30th Anniversary tour

John Flansburgh and John Linnell, aka The johns, aka They Might Be Giants have made our day - announcing that they will be celebrating the 30th  of their 1990 major label debut, Flood- with a tour next year! 



Only two shows have been announced so far, New York City and Prawling NY at Daryl's House, but more shows are expected to be announced soon 


The shows are being billed as an 'evening with They Might Be Giants' - meaning no opener - and the band plans to play two full sets - the first being Flood played in full and the second - a variety of songs from the bands vast catalog! 


Flood featured 19 tracks- including “Birdhouse in Your Soul” and “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” , which you can enjoy below while waiting for a DC/Baltimore tour date to be announced.


A little more history on the album, and its cover: 

"The photograph used for Flood's cover art was found by Flansburgh in the basement archives of Life magazine. It existed as only a contact print on a roll of film shot by famous photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White. It was in a series of photographs of Kentucky flood victims from around 1930. Another photograph from that very same shoot has become quite well known. It is of people standing in a bread line in front of a billboard poster of a happy family in a car with the words 'America: Highest Standard of Living.' It is featured in the 'Best of Life' and has become synonymous with the Great Depression, even though the events surrounding the photograph are unrelated to it."






Istanbul (not Constantinople) - They Might Be Giants




WRNR's Top 11 Bruce Springsteen Songs of All Time

In celebration of The King of Bar Rock, the true heir to New Jersey's Iron Throne (think he has to pay Turnpike tolls?) -  Bruce Springsteen's birthday - we put together our top 11 (we couldn't just stop at 10) Bruce songs of all time... what do you think  - did we miss any? 


Bruce Springsteen - Bobby Jean



Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road



Bruce Springsteen - Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out



Bruce Springsteen - Rosalita



Bruce Springsteen - The Promised Land



Bruce Springsteen - The Rising 




Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A



Bruce Springsteen - No Surrender 



Bruce Springsteen - BADLANDS 



Bruce Springsteen - Land Of Hope And Dreams



Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run


Watch The Killers Pay Tribute to Ric Ocasek with a cover of The Cars

It is no secret that The Killers singer Brandon Flowers is a big time fan of The Cars and Ric Ocasek.  The Killers have included covers of The Cars songs in their sets and Flowers made the induction speech when The Cars went into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  


When news spread of Ocasek's death - Flowers shared a note he had sent to Ric showing his gratitude - 




At The Killers first show post Ocasek's death - the full band paid tribute to him - when in the in the middle of their song “All These Things That I’ve Done,” they launched into  “My Best Friend’s Girl,” playing pretty much the whole song!  



The Killers - Ric Ocasek Tribute - My Best Friend's Girl (The Cars Cover) Live in Bethlehem, PA


The National's Matt Berninger & Phoebe Bridgers duet on new song in 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie'

Not only does Zach Galifianakis' popular awkward internet celebrity talk show Between Two Ferns have a new movie on Netflix - with interview subjects and cameos by Keanu Reeves, David Letterman, Matthew McConaughey, Brie Larson, Jon Hamm, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Dinklage, Chance the Rapper, Paul Rudd, Adam Scott, and Rashida Jones - it also features a cameo by The National frontman Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers.  




howdy. watch the between two ferns movie on netflix.

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The two perform as part of a bar band  in the film and perform on a new song called “Walking On A String.” Only a portion of the song is audible in the movie but the full track will be released as a single on October 17 via Dead Oceans.



 Between Two Ferns: The Movie | Official Trailer | Netflix


Miley Cyrus covers Pink Floyd's 'Comfortably Numb', confusing all the Dads in the audience


Miley Cyrus has developed a reputation for a lot of things ..  most recently it has been for putting her own spin on rock n roll songs - like Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica.  But at a festival at this weekend - Cyrus included a cover of Pink Floyd’s  “Comfortably Numb” in her set 


Cyrus recapped the moment perfectly  - commenting “My favorite faces to see in the crowd are confused dads” during the set 

Miley Cyrus - Cover Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd at iHeartRadio festival 2019



Watch Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton join The Black Keys on stage in Las Vegas

The 2019 Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas went down this weekend - and the lineup up was stacked ... 



But it was missing a little Vegas flair ... so The Black Keys decided to remedy that - by bringing out Mr Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, to join them on stage for a rendition of Lonely Boy. 


Check out the video below ... and listen to WRNR all this week to win tickets to see The Black Keys at The Anthem ... details here


Black Keys and WAYNE NEWTON at Life Is Beautiful 2019


Relive Foo Fighters 2005 Roswell Concert on 'Storm Area 51 Day' [VIDEO]



Back in 2005 - way before someone decided that it would be a good idea to storm Area 51 and break the aliens out of the base - Foo Fighters played a concert at the shuttered Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, New Mexico.  



The band released audio of the show which you can enjoy today - instead of getting arrested for trying to sneak into Area 51 





We were also able to unearth some (2005 quality) video of the show as well ... look at baby Dave Grohl! 


Foo Fighters @ Roswell (2005) [Webcast]


Sexy Mister Rogers Halloween costume proves nothing is sacred

Lingerie company Yandy is no stranger to making the mundane sexy when it comes to Halloween costumes .... but their latest outfit is causing quite the uproar in the neighborhood 


New for 2019, the company rolled out the 'Nicest Neighbor' costume - yes - you can dress as a sexy Mr. Rogers ... and possibly ruin someone's childhood memories - this Halloween for only $59.95  




Yandy is no stranger to making strangely sexy Halloween costumes, other costumes you can get include: 


Sexy Veggie Burger

Sexy Bob Ross 

Sexy Tariff 

And of course - Sexy Fake News 



The company caused quite the stir last year as well - with their sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Halloween costume: 



You can now stream audio from The White Stripes' final concert

I can’t even tell you how much it means for me to be here tonight…so I’m not even gonna bother” 

-Jack White, July 31st, 2007


The White Stripes officially called it quits in 2011. However, Jack and Meg White played their final show four years prior on July 31, 2007 in Mississippi at the Snowden Grove Amphitheatre.  


The two rampaged through a 24 song set, including “Icky Thump”, “As Ugly As I Seem”, “Wasting My Time”, “John the Revelator”, and “Death Letter”.


Now, audio footage from that last concert has finally made its way online and is available to stream and download via



The garage rock duo ended the evening — and ultimately their live performance history — with Leadbelly’s traditional blues song “Boll Weevil”.


The White Stripes - Ballad of the Boll Weevil





Most people weren’t aware this would be the final show for The White Stripes. Third Man Records’ Ben Blackwell, who also serves as an archivist for The White Stripes, and played drums for the opening band that night - Dan Sartain - found out only minutes before Jack and Meg took hit the stage that evening.


Blackwell recalls

“Meg said to me, ‘I think this is the last White Stripes show.’ Confused, I responded ‘Well, yeah, last show of this leg of the tour.’ She replied ‘No… I think this is the last White Stripes show ever,’ and slowly walked away.”


Blackwell  also notes what Jack White said to the crowd after their performance: 


“I can’t believe how long it has taken us to get here,” White told the crowd, according to Blackwell. “Thanks for waiting. Thanks for coming. Thanks for buying our records. Thanks for buying a ticket. We love you very much. Thank you. God bless you, Son House. God bless you, Robert Johnson. Thank you so much.”.




The White Stripes debut album recently celebrated its 20th anniversary ... and rumor has it that Jack and Meg hung out together at The Raconteurs show in Detroit ... so could a reunion be in the works? 


The White Stripes

Snowden Grove Amphitheater, Southaven, MS


Stop Breaking Down 

Let's Build A Home 

When I Hear My Name 

Icky Thump 

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

As Ugly As I Seem

The Same Boy You've Always Known 

Wasting My Time

Phonograph Blues 


John The Revelator 

Death Letter 


Apple Blossom 

You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told) 

In The Cold, Cold Night 

I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother's Heart 

Hotel Yorba

A Martyr For My Love For You 

Ball And Biscuit



300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues 

Blue Orchid

I'm Slowly Turning Into You 

Boll Weevil






Rare Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recordings unearthed, to be released as the next Bootleg Series installment

Back in 1969 - Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan met up in Nashville and spent two days holed up in Columbia Studios for a loose, free-flowing session of jams, covers like “You Are My Sunshine” and even wrote the the tune “Wanted Man”  - Cash would debut the song one week later at his famed San Quentin prison show.


Much of the material from these sessions though was never released - besides the duet “Girl From the North Country”, which appeared on Bob Dylan’s LP Nashville Skyline


Until now ... on November 1, 2019 Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series will release  Bob Dylan (Featuring Johnny Cash) — Travelin’ Thru, 1967–1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15- a three-CD package - with  a disc-and-a-half dedicated to the legendary Johnny Cash session


Below check out “I Pity the Poor Immigrant” from the John Wesley Harding sessions - which will be featured on Disc 1 of the release 


According to the Dylan camp - 

“Besides the very early folk years, you don’t have Bob playing with a lot of other major stars up until this point in his career. Here you have him doing duets with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Earl Scruggs. It’s a really deep dive into some of the music that he loves and just a really cool package. I think people will come away from it enchanted by the breadth of his catalog."


Bob Dylan and his band will also hit the road this fall - with a show at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Events center on November 12, 2019 




Bob Dylan - I Pity The Poor Immigrant (Take 4) (Audio)



Bob Dylan (Featuring Johnny Cash) — Travelin’ Thru, 1967–1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 Tracklist:




October 17, 1967
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN

John Wesley Harding sessions

01. Drifter’s Escape – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
02. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine – Take 2 (Alternate Version)


November 6, 1967
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN

John Wesley Harding sessions

03. All Along the Watchtower – Take 3 (Alternate Version)
04. John Wesley Harding – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
05. As I Went Out One Morning – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
06. I Pity the Poor Immigrant – Take 4 (Alternate Version)
07. I Am a Lonesome Hobo – Take 4 (Alternate Version)


Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Charlie McCoy: bass
Kenneth Buttrey: drums


February 13, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
Nashville Skyline sessions

08. I Threw It All Away – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
09. To Be Alone with You – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
10. Lay Lady Lay – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
11. One More Night – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
12. Western Road – Take 1 (Outtake)


February 14, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
Nashville Skyline sessions

13. Peggy Day – Take 1 (Alternate Version)
14. Tell Me That It Isn’t True – Take 2 (Alternate Version)
15. Country Pie – Take 2 (Alternate Version)


Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
Kelton D. Herston, Norman Blake, Charlie Daniels, Wayne Moss (10 & 12): guitars
Bob Wilson: piano, organ
Peter Drake: steel guitar (13-15)
Charlie McCoy: bass
Kenneth Buttrey: drums




February 17, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions

01. I Still Miss Someone – Take 5
02. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right/Understand Your Man – Rehearsal

February 18, 1969

Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions

03. One Too Many Mornings – Take 3
04. Mountain Dew – Take 1
05. Mountain Dew – Take 2
06. I Still Miss Someone – Take 2
07. Careless Love – Take 1
08. Matchbox – Take 1
09. That’s All Right, Mama – Take 1
10. Mystery Train/This Train Is Bound for Glory – Take 1
11. Big River – Take 1
12. Girl from the North Country – Rehearsal
13. Girl from the North Country – Take 1
14. I Walk the Line – Take 2
15. Guess Things Happen That Way – Rehearsal
16. Guess Things Happen That Way – Take 3
17. Five Feet High and Rising – Take 1
18. You Are My Sunshine – Take 1
19. Ring of Fire – Take 1




February 18, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
The Dylan-Cash Sessions

01. Studio Chatter
02. Wanted Man – Take 1
03. Amen – Rehearsal
04. Just a Closer Walk with Thee – Take 1
05. Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 1 – Take 1

Based on Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas), The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away), and Blue Yodel No. 5 (It’s Raining Here) written by Jimmie Rodgers
06. Jimmie Rodgers Medley No. 2 – Take 2
Based on Waiting for a Train, The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away), and Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas) written by Jimmie Rodgers


Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
Johnny Cash: vocals, guitar
Carl Perkins: guitar (08, 10, 02, 04-06)
Bob Wootton: guitar
Marshall Grant: bass
W.S. Holland: drums


May 1, 1969

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Live on The Johnny Cash Show
Originally broadcast on ABC-TV, June 7, 1969

07. I Threw It All Away
08. Living the Blues
09. Girl from the North Country


Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
Johnny Cash: vocals, guitar (09)
Norman Blake and Charlie Daniels: guitars
Peter Drake: steel guitar
Bob Wilson: piano
Charlie McCoy: bass
Kenneth Buttrey: drums


May 3, 1969
Columbia Studio A, Nashville, TN
Self Portrait sessions

10. Ring of Fire (Outtake)
11. Folsom Prison Blues (Outtake)


Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
Fred F. Carter, Norman Blake: guitars
Charlie Daniels: guitar (11), bass (10)
Bob Wilson: piano
Peter Drake: steel guitar
Charlie McCoy: harmonica (10), bass (11)
Kenneth Buttrey: drums
Delores Edgin and Dottie Dillard: background vocals


May 17, 1970

The Home of Thomas B. Allen, Carmel, New York
With Earl Scruggs
12. Earl Scruggs Interview
13. East Virginia Blues
14. To Be Alone with You
15. Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance
16. Nashville Skyline Rag


Bob Dylan: vocals, guitar
Earl Scruggs: banjo
Randy Scruggs: acoustic guitar
Gary Scruggs: electric bass

The Navy Confirms UFOs in Tom DeLonge's Videos Are Real!


Are aliens real?  We may not know ... but the US Navy is admitting that ther are some unidentified objects violating US airspace.  


Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge, and co-founder of the UFO research organization To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science - released footage of possible UFOs to the New York Times in 2017 ... and now, in an interview with Motherboard, Navy spokesperson Joseph Gradisher admits that “the Navy considers the phenomena contained/depicted in [the] 3 videos [that DeLonge made public] as unidentified.”


So maybe we do need to Raid Area 51 and see them aliens? 

Go Fast: Official USG Footage of UAP for Public Release

Watch Middle Kids And Kasey Chambers Amazing Cover Of A Coldplay Classic


Not only did we learn today that (a) Coldplay are not in fact broken up, (b) they will be releasing 2 new albums in the coming months and (c) they will have a new song for us in a few days  -  we also got a video of Middle Kids and Kacey Chambers covering the Coldplay classic song Yellow.  


The performance comes from The Set  - a TV series on ABC in Australia that features three musical acts performing and chatting with the hosts ... on this cover - Middle Kids and Chambers are joined by Adrian Eagle - and put a unique twist on the song - complete with some banjo! 


Middle Kids, Kasey Chambers, Adrian Eagle cover Coldplay 'Yellow' live on The Set



Jason Isbell Ends Set With An Amazing Jimi Hendix Cover [WATCH]




Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit performed at Port Chester, New York's Capitol Theatre over the weekend ... while they performed the set list included the bands staples - including "Maybe It's Time" - the song written for the movie A Star Is Born  ... they also included 2 covers - Fleetwood Mac's Oh Well and Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing 


Check out some fan captured video of the Hendrix cover and the set list below 


Little Wing - Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit September 14, 2019




Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Capitol Theatre

Sep 14, 2019 // Port Chester, NY


  • Anxiety
  • Hope the High Road
  • 24 Frames  
  • Overseas
  • Last of My Kind
  • Outfit  
  • White Man's World
  • Decoration Day  
  • Tupelo
  • If We Were Vampires
  • Tour of Duty
  • Live Oak  
  • Stockholm  
  • Flying Over Water  
  • Cover Me Up  
  • Super 8  
  • Little Wing  
  • Maybe It's Time (From A Star Is Born)
  • Oh Well  

10 Essential Albums Ric Ocasek Produced for Other Artists

Richard Theodore Otcasek, known as Ric Ocasek, may have been best known for his work with his band - The Cars - but what you may not know is that he was the producer for some amazing albums. 


From punk pioneers Bad Brains to garage rockers Weezer  - Ocasek has production credits on some pretty incredible albums.  


Here's 10 of our favorite  albums Ocasek was behind the boards for: 


Weezer, Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)



Ric Ocasek was responsible for getting Weezer out of the bar scene and into the mainstream


Weezer - Buddy Holly (Official Music Video)



No Doubt, Rock Steady (2001)



The band's 5th album had many musical influences -including electropop, dancehall, and new wave and was named to Rolling Stones 2013 list of the top 500 albums of all time 


No Doubt - Hey Baby (Official Music Video)




Guided by Voices, Do the Collapse (1999)



The band's 11th album saw them go from a lo-fi style to a more polished sound with Ric at the board 


Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI



Romeo Void, Benefactor  (1982)



The band's second album coined the unforgettable phrase - 'I Might Like You Better If We Slept Together'


Romeo Void - Never Say Never (Official Video)



Nada Surf, High/Low (1996)



After the single - Popular - one might have thought this band would be a one hit wonder - but 13 years later - they are still at it 


Nada Surf Popular




Le Tigre, This Island (2004) 



Ocasek dove into the world of dance punk with riot grrrl legend Kathleen Hanna's new project 


Le Tigre - TKO


Weezer, Weezer (Green Album) (2001)



After the disappointing reception of their sophomore album (just don't REAL Weezer fans that lol), the band brought Ric back for their third album


Weezer - Island In The Sun (Official Music Video)




Bad Religion, The Gray Race (1996) 



The album contains some die hard fan's favorites, such as, "Them And Us", "A Walk", "Punk Rock Song", "Spirit Shine", Ten in 2010", "Come Join Us", and "Cease".


Bad Religion - A Walk



Bad Brains, Rock for Light (1983)



The DC punk legend's second album was included on Kurt Cobain's top 50 albums of all time. 


Bad Brains - Rock For Light



Jonathan Richman, I’m So Confused (1998)



The Modern Lovers frontman brought in Ric for his 1998 album 


Jonathan Richman - I'm So Confused



Your Friday the 13th Full Moon Playlist

A nationwide Friday the 13th full moon hasn't happened since Oct. 13, 2000, and won't happen again until Aug. 13, 2049


So sit back, enjoy the view with this specially curated soundtrack from your friends at RNR ! 



Jeff Goldblum's new LP features Sharon Van Etten, Fiona Apple & more (LISTEN)


Actor / lounge singer Jeff Goldblum's jazz band the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra has announced they'll be releasing -  I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This - a follow up to their debut album, The Capitol Studio Sessions, later this year  ... and the list of collaborators on the album is pretty impressive.  The first single, from the 1936 musical Follow the Fleet - “Let’s Face The Music And Dance,” features Sharon Van Etten: 




Van Etteen performed with Jeff Goldblum at this year’s Glastonbury Festival



Other collaborators include Fiona Apple, on Frank Sinatra's “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me;” Anna Calvi, on a mash-up of Wes Montgomery’s “Four on Six” and Marianne Faithful’s “Broken English;”  Inara George (The Bird & The Bee),  for Sonny & Cher’s “The Beat Goes On;” and LA jazz singer Gina Saputo, on Dick Jurgens and Eddy Howard’s track “If I Knew Then.” 


Here's the list of the 50 Most Valuable Vinyl Records on Earth

The record resurgence is here ...while it may still be a streaming world - vinyl sales are set to surpass CD sales this year, according to the Recording Industry Association of America - who noted that vinyl sales are up 13% compared to last year.  


To coincide with the boom, an Australian Insurance company partnered with Record Collector magazine to come up with a list of the 50 most valuable vinyl records worldwide.


The list has the usual suspects - plenty of The Beatles, Queen, Elvis Presley ... but its the The Quarrymen, an early incarnation of the Beatles consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, as well as pianist John Lowe and drummer Colin Hanton, top the list.  If you can get your hands on a copy of  their 1958 demo recording of Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day" - you could have a $350,000 record on your hands.


Here's the full list ... go check your collection to see you have any of these laying around! 




50. Steel City Connection – Dansation / Steel City Disco ($885)
49. Thrillers/Delta Cats – Last Dance / Unworthy Baby ($1,770)
48. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico ($1,770)
47. Terea – Terea ($1,770)
46. Nirvana – Love Buzz / Big Cheese ($3,097.50)
45. World’s Experience Orchestra – The Beginning Of A New Birth ($3,540)
44. Tudor Lodge – Tudor Lodge ($3,540)
43. The Smiths – Hand In Glove / Handsome Devil ($3,540)
42. Stonewall – Stonewall ($3,540)
41. Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn ($3,540)
40. Nicholas Greenwood – Cold Cuts ($3,540)
39. Charlie Parker – Bird Blows The Blues ($3,540)
38. Brute Force – King Of Fuh / Nobody Knows ($3,540)
37. U2 – Three ($3,540)
36. Sun Ra – Super-Sonic Jazz ($4,425)
35. Madonna – Erotica ($4,425)
34. Prince – The Black Album ($5,310)
33. Michael Garrick Trio – Moonscape ($5,310)
32. Leonid Kogan and Elisabeth Gilels – Sonatas For Two Violins ($5,310)
31. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin ($5,310)
30. Leaf Hound – Growers Of Mushroom ($5,310)
29. John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No. 1. Two Virgins ($5,310)
28. Genesis – The Silent Sun / That’s Me! ($5,310)
27. Folkal Point – Folkal Point ($5,310)
26. Arthur Verocai – Arthur Verocai ($5,310)
25. Robert Johnson – I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom / Dead Shrimp Blues ($6,195)
24. Various – Our First Four ($7,080)
23. Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’ ($7,080)
22. Lula Cortes e Ze Ramalho – Paebiru ($7,080)
21. Jutta Hipp – Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims ($7,080)
20. Complex – Complex ($7,080)
19. Margarita Madrigal – Madrigal’s Magic Key To Spanish Volume 1 and 2 ($7,080)
18. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody / I’m In Love With My Car ($7,965)
17. Olivia Newton-John – Xanadu ($8,850)
16. Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley ($8,850)
15. Charley Patton – Pony Blues / Banty Rooster Blues ($8,850)
14. Billy Nicholls – Would You Believe ($8,850)
13. The Beatles – Please Please Me ($10,620)
12. The Beatles – Introducing The Beatles ($12,390)
11. Elvis Presley – That’s All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky ($12,390)
10. The Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man / No Expectations ($14,160)
09. The Beatles – Yesterday And Today ($14,160)
08. Junior McCants – Try Me For Your New Love / She Wrote It I Read It ($15,930)
07. The Beatles – The Beatles (White Album) ($17,700)
06. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen / No Feelings ($17,700)
05. Dark – Dark Round The Edges ($17,700)
04. Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart / Our Love (Is In The Pocket) ($26,550)
03. Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Sweeter As The Days Go By ($44,250)
02. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ($123,900)
01. The Quarrymen – That’ll Be The Day / In Spite Of All The Danger ($354,000)

Prince Estate announces massive reissue of the Purple One's classic album - 1999


Let's get delirious - The Prince Estate and Warner Bros Records have announced a massive reissue of the 1982 album, 1999 (due out Nov. 29).  The reissue will include a remastered version of the album (for the first time ever) and an 35 previously unreleased tracks! 




There will be three different versions of the release -  the remastered album, (available on 2LP 180g Purple vinyl, CD, and all streaming platforms) plus two Deluxe editions. A standard Deluxe version - including the additional tracks on  2 CDs or four LPS ... and then there is a Super Deluxe Edition




The Super Deluxe Edition has all the audio Prince officially released in and around 1982, 23 previously unissued studio tracks recorded between November 1981 and January 1983, and a complete live performance of the 1999 tour recorded in Detroit, MI on November 30th, 1982. What’s more, both sets include a DVD of his Houston, TX show on December 29th, 1982. 


That’s not all, though. The set will also include Prince’s previously unseen handwritten lyrics for several songs from the era, including “Little Red Corvette”, alongside rare photography from Prince’s early ‘80s photographer, Allen Beaulieu. Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, radio host Andrea Swensson, and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl penned new liner notes.




1999 Reissue Tracklist:


Disc 1 – 1999 Remastered Album:
01. 1999
02. Little Red Corvette
03. Delirious
04. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
05. D.M.S.R.
06. Automatic
07. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
08. Free
09. Lady Cab Driver
10. All The Critics Love U In New York
11. International Lover


Disc 2 – Promo Mixes & B-Sides:
01. 1999 (7″ stereo edit)
02. 1999 (7″ mono promo-only edit)
03. Free (promo-only edit)
04. How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore (“1999″ b-side)
05. Little Red Corvette (7″ edit)
06. All The Critics Love U In New York (7” edit)
07. Lady Cab Driver (7″ edit)
08. Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix promo-only edit)
09. Little Red Corvette (Special Dance Mix)
10. Delirious (7” edit)
11. Horny Toad (“Delirious” b-side)
12. Automatic (7″ edit)
13. Automatic (video version)
14. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (7″ edit)
15. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (7″ mono promo-only edit)
16. Irresistible Bitch (“Let’s Pretend We’re Married” b-side)
17. Let’s Pretend We’re Married (video version)
18. D.M.S.R. (edit)


Disc 3 – Vault, Part 1:
01. Feel U Up
02. Irresistible Bitch
03. Money Don’t Grow On Trees
04. Vagina
05. Rearrange
06. Bold Generation
07. Colleen
08. International Lover (Take 1, live in studio)
09. Turn It Up
10. You’re All I Want
11. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (Original Version)
12. If It’ll Make U Happy
13. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore? (Take 2, live in studio)


Disc 4 – Vault, Part 2:
1 Possessed (1982 version)
2 Delirious (full length)
3 Purple Music
4 Yah, You Know
5 Moonbeam Levels **
6 No Call U
7 Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got
8 Do Yourself A Favor
9 Don’t Let Him Fool Ya
10 Teacher, Teacher
11 Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Head / Little Red Corvette (tour demo)

** released on the 2016 compilation, 4Ever


Disc 5 – Live In Detroit – November 30, 1982 (Midnight Show)
01. Controversy
02. Let’s Work
03. Little Red Corvette
04. Do Me, Baby
05. Head
06. Uptown
07. Interlude
08. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
09. Automatic
10. International Lover
11. 1999
12. D.M.S.R.


DVD: Live In Houston – December 29, 1982:
01. Controversy
02. Let’s Work
03. Do Me, Baby
04. D.M.S.R.
05. Interlude – piano improvisation (contains elements of “With You”)
06. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
07. Lady Cab Driver
08. Automatic
09. International Lover
10. 1999
11. Head (contains elements of “Sexuality”)

25 years ago today: The Green Day riot at Boston's Hatch Shell [VIDEO]

25 years ago today (September 9, 1994) - Boston radio station WFNX wanted to welcome back college students with a free concert at the city's Hatch Shell concert venue.  


The show didn't quite go as expected ... with 65,000 people showing up.  Things got out of control early and often .. The band asked the crowd to calm down which 'helped' but a few songs into their set -  the crowd went haywire  - ripping up flower gardens (this was just a few months after their Woodstock 94 mud fight) and  throwing Snapple bottles at the stage (this is why you don't let sponsors hand out free glass bottles of iced tea at concerts ).


The show was cut off when lead singer, Billy Joe Armstrong, joined in the melee  and jumped off the stage and tore up flowers himself. 


Its amazing the band was ever allowed back in Boston ! 


Full GREEN DAY segment from WE WANT THE AIRWAVES(The Riot Gig)



The New Pornographers release video for 'Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile', announce additional DC show

The New Pornographers have debuted a new video for “Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile” - the first single taken from the group’s new album, In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights (due out September 27) 


Frontman and songwriter A.C. Newman said of the song:  

“There are so many songs like ‘the something of love’—you know, there’s ‘The Book of Love,’ ‘The Freeway of Love’...Then I thought of ‘falling down the stairs of your love,’ and I thought, that kind of works. I think it has that element of how do you deal with the ideas of love and happiness in this world right now? When current events are stressful, that makes a stress on people’s relationships, and you’re trying to figure out how to be happy in this loving relationship in this world that seems ugly at every turn, which is not as easy as it seems. Of course, ‘love’ ultimately morphed into ‘smile,’ but I like the metaphor of love as something that you fall down.”

The band is set to tour North America this fall in support of the new record, including two DC dates - a sold out show at the 930 Club on November 5 and a show at The Lincoln Theatre on November 6



The New Pornographers - Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile (Official Music Video)

Muse announce release date and contents of epic 'Origin of Muse' box set

Brittish rock outfit MUSE have announced a massive box set to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of their debut album - Showbiz



The box set - titled Origin of Muse, is due out December 6 - and will contain:

- 2xLP reissue of 1999’s Showbiz

- 2xLP reissue of Origin of Symmetry 

-9 (!) CDs of demos, live recordings, and B-sides 

-a a book of interviews reflecting on the band's beginnings! 


Check out a full gallery of photos from MUSE's DC concert HERE




Muse - Starlight [LIVE 04.02.19]





Did The Strokes just confirm new album is finished and currently being mixed?

A booking ageng recently leaked that The Strokes had a new album on the way - but now Nick Valensi has all but confirmed that a new album is finished and currently being mixed. 


Valensi was asked by a radio host about the new album's status, claiming he “heard that the new Strokes album is finished and that you are mixing." 


Valensi's response - “Wow you heard that? Well, it must be true.”


If true - this will be the first new release from The Strokes since 2016's Future Past Present. 


Check out the video from the interview  that was reposted from Strokes front man - Julian Casablancass 



SHAED's stock continues to rise after this amazing perfomance on Kimmel [WATCH]


They may have taken the world by storm ... but we still claim Shaed as our own :) 


The electropop trio has gone from performing at Middleton's, to the WRNR Holistic Health Fair, to a WRNR Private Artist Showcase - to performing  on Jimmy Kimmel - complete with a stage show straight out of Caesars Palace .. 


Check out the band's performances of Trampoline and Thunder below 


The band returns to DC for a show at the 930 Club on October 10 ... tix available HERE


Shaed - Trampoline




Shaed - Thunder







The Raconteurs aka The Backonteurs explain their 10-Year Break / Perform on Fallon [WATCH]


Before performing with their band, The RaconteursJack White and Brendan Benson sat down with Jimmy Fallon and discussed their 10 year hiatus, the unique techniques used to mix the new album, and how Brendan mistook Jack for a woman the night they met 


Jack White and Brendan Benson Explain The Raconteurs' 10-Year Break


The Raconteurs: Shine the Light on Me





The Raconteurs: Only Child





Lana Del Rey releases new album, immediately teases new music and collaborations

Less than a week after releasing her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, Lana Del Rey is already talking about a new album that she’s planning to call White Hot Forever.


In an interview, LDR said “I feel like it probably will be a surprise release sometime within the next 12 or 13 months.” 


LDR didn't work with a lot of collaborators on her latest release - NFR - which is a change - as she worked with the Weeknd, Stevie Nicks, A$AP Rocky, and Max Martin on her previous album.  


But in an exchange that didn't make it to the Times article - LDR talked about potential collaborators on the next album, including the National lead singer Matt Berninger and Joan Baez .. speaking of Berninger she remarked - "Well, I really like the National. His voice, I think about it… a lot.”




Oh my ...


Not sure what collab we'd rather see ... LDR with Matt or Joan 


LDR Del Rey also says she’s involved in the the music for a new version of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland:


“It’s more about the story of the author and the real-life Alice back in Cambridge. I have to learn a lot more about it, but the songs are really sweet.”


For now - we can enjoy  Norman Fucking Rockwell  and its haunting cover (and larger than life video) of Sublime's Doin Time 


Lana Del Rey - Doin’ Time (Official Video)








Watch The Cure's Jam Packed Pasadena Daydream Set [VIDEO]


Despite temperatures in the triple digits - which don't bode well with goths - The Cure's Pasadena Daydream Festival took place over the weekend, with sets sets from Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle, Kaelan Mikla, and of course - The Cure.  


In addition to donating $1 from every festival ticket sold to the charities Free Arts for Abused Children, Inner-City Arts, Little Kids Rock, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and The Painted Turtle, Robert Smith autographed one of his signature Schecter UltraCure guitars he played at the festival and donated it to a charity auction


While The Cure didn't play Disintegration in full, they did play a jam packed set, including renditions of  “Plainsong,” “Pictures of You,” “High,” “Lovesong,” “Fascination Street,” “Push,” “In Between Days,” “Just Like Heaven,” “A Forest,” “Primary,” “The Caterpillar,” “The Walk,” “Friday I’m In Love,” “Close to Me,” “Why Can’t I Be You,” “Boys Don’t Cry”

Among the fans in attendance was one Lady Gaga - who can be seen dancing in the fan shot video below - and commented “I love the Cure, felt my old self come alive tonight, what a show.”


The Cure - PASADENA DAYDREAM - FULL SHOW @ Pasadena 08-31-19



The Cure @ Pasadena Daydream 8/31/2019



Pictures of You
A Night Like This
Just One Kiss (first time live in the US)
Last Dance
Fascination Street
Never Enough
In Between Days
Just Like Heaven
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Play for Today
A Forest
Shake Dog Shake


The Caterpillar
The Walk
Friday I’m in Love
Close to Me
Why Can’t I Be You?
Boys Don’t Cry


Kurt Cobain's Pre-'Nevermind' Royalty Check Surfaces Online, Reveals How Much Money He Was Paid


Seattle's Easy Street Records,  recently came across some super rare / never-before-seen rock and roll memorabilia - Kurt Cobain's first royalty check! 


The check was only for $26.57 - and issued just 6 months before Nirvana's sophomore album, Nevermind, would change the rock and roll world. 


It is still a little unclear as to how the check ended up at the store - but Easy Street Records’ owner Matt Vaughan had this to say about the paycheck:   


“We just found it… or should say noticed it. We looked through em a little, but just put ’em in storage. Seemed like every band in Seattle had tour itinerary books… [between] girlfriends, roadies, management, sound companies, [it] wasn’t uncommon to run across one. [It] was a smaller town then.”


Pictures of the check were posted to the store's Instagram account with the caption:


“Royalty check found at Easy Street today. #kurtcobain@nirvana This is dated 03/06/91, 6 months before #nevermind would change the face of the planet.We’re guessing the next royalty checks were a bit larger than only…. $26.57″