The Music Minute is back! Was out for a bit, but no worries, we’ll get you up-to-date with the latest in the rock world.
KISS says they won’t be performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The question came up as the April 10th ceremony nears and former member Peter Criss says he doesn’t think a reunion performance of original members is gonna happen. Then founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley took to the internet and said that memory of the performances from 13 years ago would not be enhanced, so they are not going to perform with Peter and Ace. And to get away from any other controversy, the founding members said they simply won’t play at all. The induction ceremony where KISS will join others like Nirvana in being inducted into the Rock Hall is April 10th.
In movie news, Rob Zombie is holding off on making a movie about hockey so he can work on his next horror film. Broad Street Bullie was supposed to be the horror rocker’s next film project, but apparently he brainstormed with someone else about a new horror movie, and dammit … that takes precedence! Not sure of anymore details, but we’ll keep you posted.
If you’re a fan of Soundgarden’s Superunknown album then you’re gonna need to get your hands on the 20th anniversary reissue. That’s due out June 3rd. The disc featuring tunes like “Spoonman,” “Black Hole Sun,” and “Fell on Black Days,” among others, actually turns 20 March 8th. The reissue will feature a ton of extra content.
Green Day is gearing up for a release that fans will surely covet. It’s called Demolicious and will be available for Record Store Day. The compilation will be a ton of demos from their recent trilogy iUno!, iDos!, and iTre!. Tha’ll be released April 19th on a special two-disc vinyl.
Mad man rocker Ozzy Osbourne is getting a little help from his friends … well kinda. The Black Sabbath front man has been battling addiction for years, even recently having been honest about a relapse. But now a benefit concert to honor Osbourne is being put together by MusiCares. The money will be raised for the MAP fund which helps people in the music industry battle the demons of drug abuse. Ozzy is actually going to perform at the event, along with Slash. That show is set for May 12th in LA.
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