PHIL RUDD: ‘I’m Going Back To Work With AC/DC’

Phil Rudd, who has been out on bail for nearly two months on charges of possessing cannabis and methamphetamine and threatening to kill, spoke to ONE News for the first time since his arrest, calling the charges against him “ludicrous.”

“This has just been a big ball of cheese and all the rats are gathering and having a piece, that’s just life, but that’s not who I am,” Rudd told ONE News.

“I’m going back to work with AC/DC. I don’t care who likes it or who doesn’t.

“Everyone listens to the wrong people. They should listen to me. I’m a good guy, and I’m a pretty good drummer, by the way. Ask Angus [Young, AC/DC guitarist]. He’ll tell you.”

An unidentified man has claimed that he was approached by Rudd to work as the drummer’s bodyguard and not to kill two people, as originally reported when Rudd was arrested last month. According to The New Zealand Herald, Rudd offered the man nearly $200,000 and one of the drummer’s luxury cars as compensation. The man said that he considered Rudd a “good fella” and that the entire incident was blown out of proportion.

The murder-for-hire charged was dropped within hours of Rudd’s arrest at his New Zealand home on November 6.

Rudd does still face a charge of “threatening to kill” as a result of a phone call he placed to a contractor, in which he allegedly threatened the lives of the contractor and his daughter.

Rudd is due back in court on February 10 for a hearing on the “threatening to kill” charges.

Rudd’s legal situation makes his position with AC/DC unclear at the moment. Although he did play on the band’s newly released album, “Rock Or Bust”, the group has not said whether he will be part of the lineup on next year’s world tour.

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Nine Inch Nails Fan Compiles Giant Live Show Database for Free Download


Nine Inch Nails fans have something to celebrate this holiday season. For the past six years, has been compiling source recordings of as many Nine Inch Nails shows as possible for archival purposes. After years of cleaning up and organizing the drive, it is now available for fans to download as a torrent.


The current standing is some 527GB of music from 900 audio sources and 575 different concerts. As you can imagine, that is a huge amount of music and will require a dedicated external hard drive for most fans to obtain. That said, for devoted Nine Inch Nails fans, spending $100 on a drive for this collection would be well worth it.


The site is also offering people to send in a hard drive which they will return with the live shows loaded on. This might be a worthwhile decision for anyone worried about the download time on a torrent of that size.


There are tons more details about the file quality and the process of which this project was conceived, which we are assured is all supported by Trent Reznor completely. You can read up at and go about getting the torrent there.

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Kid Rock Reveals More New Album Details


Kid Rock has revealed the track details for his new studio album “First Kiss,” which is scheduled to be released on February 24th and the title track will be released as a single on January 6th.
“First Kiss” will be the first album that Rock will release via Top Dog / Warner Bros. Records and was produced primarily by Rock (with two tracks produced by Dann Huff).


Rock began taking pre-orders for the album via his official website’s store and he will be releasing lyrics for a new song on the site each Monday leading up to the album release.


Here is the tracklisting for “First Kiss”: 1. First Kiss 2. Good Times, Cheap Wine 3. Johnny Cash 4. Ain’t Enough Whiskey 5. Drinking Beer With Dad 6. Good Time Lookin’ for Me 7. Best of Me 8. One More Song 9. Jesus and Bocephus Explicit Bonus Track: 10. FOAD Clean Bonus Track: 10. Say Goodbye.

Grab more information on Rock’s official site here:

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Joan Jett to Open for The Who

Joan Jett will celebrate her forthcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a victory lap in the form of a North American arena tour opening for the Who.

Jett and the Who have history together, as she noted in a press statement.

“After [her former band] the Runaways ended, the Who and [their then-manager] Bill Curbishley stepped up, and let me use their studio, Ramport,” Jett said. “That gave me the freedom to start my label, Blackheart Records. I’ve modeled my career and my company after their amazing organization.

“I’m so happy to be part of their 50th anniversary tour. No one personifies Rock and Roll Royalty more than the Who.”

The band was also an influence on Jett. She covered the Who’s song “Call Me Lightning” early in her career (it’s available as a bonus track on her 1980 debut, Bad Reputation). And both artistshave covered Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues,” so perhaps fans will get to see a Jett/Roger Daltrey duet at the shows.

This news caps off a great year for Jett which also saw her receive the Golden God award at the Revolver Golden Gods ceremony (an event celebrating metal and hard rock) on April 23. Later in the year, on Oct. 23, she was the subject of a tribute concert put on by the organization Little Kids Rock, which saw Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Mike Ness of Social Distortion, Cheap Trick and Darlene Love (among others) performing songs from her catalog.

Not to mention that she served as temporary front woman for an ad hoc Nirvana reunion at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and at a surprise gig later that night. Jett also was featured in the New York and Los Angeles episodes of Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl’s HBO docuseries Sonic Highways (and she’ll be on the bill at a special July 4 concert in Washington, D.C., headlined by Grohl’s Foo Fighters next year).

One other thing that might be on Jett’s schedule next year: a new album. As she told in a recent interview, “I’m collecting riffs and ideas, so the process is starting. Maybe early next year I’ll start focusing on that.”

Here are the Who’s North American tour dates: Jett will appear on all of them except for the Sept. 19 show in Las Vegas.

The Who Tour Dates 2015
4/15 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
4/17 – Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
4/19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (without Jett)
4/21 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
4/23 – Duluth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
4/27 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
4/29 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
5/2 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
5/11 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
5/13 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
5/15 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
5/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
5/20 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
5/22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
5/24 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
5/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
5/30 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
9/14 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
9/16 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
9/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Colosseum at Caesars Palace
9/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
9/23 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
9/25 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
9/27 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
9/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/1 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/17 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
10/19 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
10/25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
10/27 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
10/29 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
11/1 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

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Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia
by Adam Lerner (editor)
Princeton Architectural Press
2014, 256 pages, 8.8 x 10.8 x 1.1 inches
$29 Buy a copy on Amazon

We all know the multimedia artistic brilliance of pioneering New Wave band Devo. And many of us know that Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh is an artist who works in other media. But even other moderately devoted fans such as myself may be surprised to realize just how multiple Mothersbaugh’s artistic talents are, how persistent, or how significant when surveyed as a whole. This is all remedied in an impressive new volume, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, assembled by Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver Director Adam Lerner.


This handsome, weighty tome serves as a fairly comprehensive retrospective of Mothersbaugh’s work, from his earliest explorations while a student at Kent State (during the 1970 Kent State massacre) to his work with Devo, to his more recent art endeavors. Along with hundreds of reproductions of Mothersbaugh’s art, photographs of performances, and other historical photos, we also get an introduction by Wes Anderson and a series of excellent essays by artist Shepard Fairey, art historian Marina Elena Buszek, outréart blogger Steven Wolf (, Lerner, and others. Enthusiastically soaking it all in, I was struck by the breath of media Mothersbaugh has employed: pop music, filmmaking, film scoring, graphic and fashion design, mail and stamp art, art journaling, painting, print making, digital photo manipulation, performance art, sculpture, even rug design (and, he recently announced a line of eyewear). There seems to be little visual and sonic media that Mothersbaugh has not dabbled in, excelling in most.

The book’s images and essays do an excellent job of showing this near-virtuosic artistic ability, how things like his severe myopia and the Kent State shootings (and Vietnam war) impacted his life and shaped his artistic worldview, and how, for all of his artistic wanderings, the world he’s created has remained surprisingly consistent. Wes Anderson addresses this in the all-too-brief introduction when he states: “For 40 years, he has set about creating a body of work which amounts to his own Magic Kingdom, and I suggest that the time has come for it to be fully realized on a humongous plot of suburban real estate…” And he then suggests the only real estate where such a Mutant Magic Kingdom could be most perfectly realized: Akron, Ohio.


– Gareth Branwyn

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Robin Zander Band (Of Cheap Trick) with special guests Voyage (Sat.), and 28 North (Sun.)

Sat-Sun, December 20 2014 8:00PM & December 21, 2014 7:00PM

Robin Zander, returns to the Arcada with his own Rock ‘N Roll band and Cheap Trick hits.



Alash Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/14, 8 PM, all-ages.

All Sons & Daughters Logan Square Auditorium, 4/8, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

Altan Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/13, 8 PM, all-ages.

Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 5/1, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, 9 AM.

Buckwheat Zydeco City Winery, 3/4, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/18, noon.

Cedric Burnside Project, Super Chikan City Winery, 2/9, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/18, noon.

Calabrese Beat Kitchen, 2/5, 8:30 PM.

Caribou Metro, 4/11, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, noon.

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound SPACE, Evanston, 1/24, 8 PM, all-ages.

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 2/16, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, 11 AM.

Chelsea Grin Bottom Lounge, 3/10, 5 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Corners Empty Bottle, 2/23, 9 PM, free.

Evan Dando City Winery, 2/5, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/18, noon.

Dead Rider, Doomsday Student Empty Bottle, 3/15, 9 PM.

Dervish Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/8, 7 PM, all-ages.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band Bottom Lounge, 2/21, 9 PM.

Earls of Leicester, Chatham County Line Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/14, 5 and 8 PM, all-ages.

Electric Wizard Metro, 4/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, noon.

Kurt Elling City Winery, 4/12-13, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/18, noon.

Enabler Cobra Lounge, 3/2, 9 PM.

Enslaved, Yob, Ecstatic Vision Thalia Hall, 3/17, 8 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Enter Shikari, Stray From the Path Bottom Lounge, 4/11, 5:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Food Constellation, 2/22, 9:30 PM.

Alex G Beat Kitchen, 1/31, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Girls Names, Flaamingos Empty Bottle, 3/10, 9 PM.

Andy Grammer, Alex & Sierra House of Blues, 3/27, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 12/20, 10 AM.

The Green Lincoln Hall, 2/7, 9 PM.

Haptic, Greg Hamilton Constellation, 1/4, 8:30 PM.

Juliana Hatfield Three Lincoln Hall, 3/7, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, noon.

Hauschka Constellation, 4/9, 7:30 and 9:30 PM, early show is all ages, late show is 18+.

Ari Hest SPACE, Evanston, 3/27, 10 PM, all-ages.

Julia Holter & Spektral Quartet Constellation, 2/26, 7 and 9:30 PM.

Hurray for the Riff Raff Lincoln Hall, 4/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, noon.

Intergalactix Schubas, 2/5, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, noon.

July Talk Subterranean, 2/19, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Nikki Lane Double Door, 2/12, 9 PM.

Theophilus London Bottom Lounge, 2/23, 7 PM.

Lust for Youth Empty Bottle, 3/7, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Mary Onettes Empty Bottle, 2/14, 9 PM.

Mavericks Thalia Hall, 4/1, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Anais Mitchell Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 1/31, 8 PM, all-ages.

Mowgli’s Metro, 4/4, 6:45 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

John Mark Nelson Schubas, 2/6, 10 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, noon.

Network Trio SPACE, Evanston, 3/1, 5 and 8 PM, all-ages.

Tom Paxton & Janis Ian Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/21-22, 7 PM, all-ages.

Peach Kelli Pop, Frankie Teardrop Empty Bottle, 4/13, 9 PM, free.

Power Trip Beat Kitchen, 3/4, 7:30 PM.

Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse with Nuclear Assault, Ostrogoth, Attacker, Liege Lord, and more Reggie’s, 5/1-2, 5 PM.

Russian Circles Metro, 1/30, 9 PM.

Seinabo Sey, Gavin James Martyrs’, 1/30, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Slim Twig, U.S. Girls Empty Bottle, 1/15, 9 PM.

Sons of the Never Wrong Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 2/6, 8 PM, all-ages.

Dr. Ralph Stanley Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 2/8, 7 PM, all-ages.

Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line Schubas, 2/27, 10 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, noon.

STS9 House of Blues, 3/5, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, noon.

Tops Subterranean, 3/6, 9 PM.

Twilight Sad Beat Kitchen, 2/28, 9:30 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

Midge Ure Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/7, 8 PM, all-ages.

Wailin’ Jennys Thalia Hall, 8/8, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

The Weight City Winery, 3/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 12/18, noon.

Whigs Beat Kitchen, 1/30, 9 PM.

Young Widows Beat Kitchen, 3/13, 9 PM, on sale Fri 12/19, 10 AM.

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