Love, the wife of the late, great Kurt Cobain, stated in an interview with The Observer that rumors regarding musical about her relationship with her deceased husband were just that. “There will be no musical,” said Love. “Sometimes it’s just best to leave things alone.”
Wait, since when was there going to be a Nirvana musical? Says who?! Sam Lufti, that’s who.
Lufti, the sometimes co-manager of Love, is currently involved in a rather ugly lawsuit with one of his past clients Britney Spears. While testifying under oath Lufti made mention of a potential stage or screen adaptation of Cobain’s life story and the music of Nirvana.
This past Friday, No Doubt released a music video for their newest single “Looking Hot” off their latest album Push And Shove, but it was immediately removed after being criticized for offending the Native American community.
According to Billboard, the video features Gwen Stefani in a “Halloween-ready Native American costume, while bassist Tony Kanal is [a] tribesman who helps the singer escape from her cowboy captors, played by Adrian Young and Tom Dumont.” Due to a large negative response from YouTube users, the band decided to pull the video, releasing an apology on their website. Whether or not a remake is in store has yet to be determined.
If you like No Doubt, then you might also like OurStage’s own The Worsties.
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The Worsties play the kind of music that immediately lends itself to dance parties, fisticuffs and other forms of bacchanal. It’s fun, rowdy and isn’t afraid to bite. Which may be why the band has been picked up by shows like The Real World and Bad Girls Club. Led by the feline yowl of Anna Worstell (not far off from Karen O), the Worsties elbow their listeners to the dance floor with new wave, rock and punk that’s stylish and savage. Party Dress is straight out of the Motor City circa 1969. Frayed guitars and rock steady drums make for a pent-up rocker that demands you belt it out in unison. Likewise, XOXO, is an anthem for bad behavior, made up of thrashing drums and kiss-off guitars. Tightly wound and pressure-cooked, the track is about what happens when you let off a little steam. On Let’s Go, you not only get feral dance rock, you also get a spelling lesson. After the sing-a-long chorus Worstell declares, I just wanna dance all night. So do we. And so will you.
It’s officially 2011 everyone! Ernie Ball is helping OurStage kick off another awesome year by¦you guessed it, sponsoring more channels for a year’s supply of strings and accessories. The past year saw some incredible artists”including The Worsties, The Black Rabbits, Andrew Varner, Amy Kuney, A Vision Grotesque, Fiction Reform, Skyler and many more”snag free strings from the legendary string makers. In January, Ernie Ball is giving all artists in the Indie Rock Channel a shot at some free strings. All indie rockers are encouraged to enter their best original track by January 23rd for a shot at taking home this awesome prize. Judges, head to the Indie Rock Channel now and weigh in on who you think should win the Grand Prize. For official rules and competition information, click HERE.
Over the past months, Ernie Ball has awarded a years’ supply of free strings away to OurStage artists from all walks of the musical spectrum. The Black Rabbits, Skyler, and A Vision Grotesque have all taken home free strings simply by doing what they do best; making great music. This month Ernie Ball is giving modern rockers a shot at this incredible prize package, and the competition is heating up. During the last days of December, all the artists in the Modern Rock Channel will vye for the top spot and a chance to get hooked up with 52 sets of guitar strings, 12 sets of bass strings and swag from Ernie Ball. YOU can make a difference at this crucial point in the competition by judging in the channel to ensure the best music makes it to the top. Hurry over to the Modern Rock Channel now to judge before it’s too late. For official rules and competition information click HERE.
Ernie Ball has given away strings to the likes of The Worsties, A Vision Grotesque, Andrew Varner and Amy Kuney in channels ranging from singer-songwriter to metal. This month, OurStage punk rockers are getting their chance to score a year’s supply of guitar and bass strings free from Ernie Ball. All that thrashing and riffing can put some serious strain on any pair of strings, and replacements don’t come cheap these days. In fact, the opportunity to take new strings off the shopping list for an entire year can make a serious difference for any up-and-coming artist. So if you consider yourself a punk rock connoisseur or a casual listener, head to the OurStage Punk Channel, vote for your favorite punk songs and discover some great new music on the way. The winner will be selected in December by judges at Ernie Ball and music experts at OurStage. To check out some of the heavyweights currently competing in the Punk Channel, hit up the playlist below.
September is over which means another OurStage artist has been selected by the folks at Ernie Ball to be the recipient of a year supply of free strings. Meet The Meadows, a Los Angeles-based songwriting duo whose sound, according to Rolling Stone, is “steeped in the acoustic soul of Big Star and sprinkled with the arena-rock dust of Coldplay.” The pair were introduced by “future ex-girlfriends” a few years back and have been making music ever since. Their music has garnered acclaim from music giants such as the aforementioned Rolling Stone, Allmusic.com and Playback. The guys now join the ranks of past Ernie Ball winners Amy Kuney, Andrew Varner, The Black Rabbits and The Worsties, and are walking away with a years supply of free strings. To learn more about The Meadows, head to their OurStage profile. To check out some tracks, take a listen to the playlist below.