It was 27 years ago that Dave Grohl played his first show as drummer for Nirvana.
Grohl was the sixth and final person to sit behind the drum kit for the group, having won the job after Nirvana members Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic watched the then 21-year-old perform with his previous act, the Washington D.C. punk band Scream. Less than a month after their first practice session, Nirvana's classic lineup played their first live show together on October 11th, 1990 at North Shore Surf Club in Olympia, Washington.
The Eric Clapton documentary, Life in 12 Bars, will be screened at the Miami Film Festival Sunday night. The documentary will air on Showtime beginning in February.
Pink Floyd will reissue A Collection of Great Dance Songs and Delicate Sound of Thunder on vinyl on November 17th.
The search is on in London for extras for the party scenes in the upcoming Queen bio-pic. An ad posted on the band’s official Instagram account says, “Party People needed for the major feature film Bohemian Rhapsody,” followed by the E-mail address of Two10 Casting.
A long-lost Billy Joel classic from his debut album was featured last night (October 10th) during the hit NBC drama, This Is Us. The song, "Why Judy Why," a sleeper from 1971's Cold Spring Harbor, was written about his older sister Judy. Judy, who is two years older than Billy, is actually his first cousin, but was adopted by Billy's parents when Judy's mother -- Billy's maternal aunt -- Murial Nyman died. Billy spoke candidly about his deep bond with Judy in his 2015 official biography by Fred Schruers, titled Billy Joel, saying, "Judy and I have always remained in close touch. She was raised like my sister, and I have always thought of her in that way. Together, back then, she and I were allies in the difficult life we all shared."
Coming next month to CBS is Grammy's Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special, featuring rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Dave Grohl, and others. The special airs on Friday, November 24th at 9 P.M.
Paul Stanley has launched a line of jewelry. He says, "For a long time, people have asked me about my jewelry -- not just the pieces I wear onstage, but the pieces I wear offstage. Now, for the first time, all of these iconic pieces are available to you!” The goods, like his artwork, don't come cheap. They include bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants, dog tags and rings. The prices range from $45 for a ball chain to just under $11,000 for a necklace. The jewels will make their debut aboard next month's KISS Kruise, or you can order them through his website, PaulStanleyGuitars.com.