A few weeks ago it was reported that AC/DC were gearing up to enter the studio for one more album, which could have resulted in another world tour. Great news for fans of the Aussie rockers, but there’s another report that the band is set to retire without putting out any new music. There’s obvious a conflict here. Which is true? Well, the report about the band retiring without a new album or tour may have some credence as front man Brian Johnson is quoted recently saying the recording a new album has been delayed due to a band member’s illness. That, in combination with word that Malcolm Young is returning to be with his family and may not continue with the band … makes the rumors of them retiring almost more certain. But that all may be hogwash as another rumor put out there that the band has booked studio time for a new album builds up fan’s hopes. Plus Johnson said earlier this year that the band would put out a new album. What’s the truth? Who knows? Only time will tell!
Stanley continues the drama
It seems to be a battle of who can have the last word. The drama surrounding KISS’s induction in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame doesn’t seem to have an end. It was reported over the weekend that the Rock Hall CEO said there’s no beef between KISS and the Rock Hall, or at least there shouldn’t be, even after they denied inducting anybody but the original members. Joel Peresman says that there’s no hard feelings for the drama and for the band not performing. That high road went too far! KISS’s Paul Stanley fired back and instead of going after Peresman, he took aim at Rock Hall of Fame co-founder Jann Wenner, saying he’s a “spineless weasel.” Paul, um … I think that’s what we call being ungrateful.
Smith sounds off on torture
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith isn’t happy about the band’s music reportedly being used during torture session with the CIA. An interviewer from TMZ posed the question and Smith on the streets where Smith says “our music is supposed to make people feel good … that’s very upsetting to me.” Smith also says jokingly that “’Under The Bridge’ on a continuous loop would be torturous,” and “they shouldn’t be doing any of that s**t.”