Newsbites: Foo Fighters ‘million dollar demo’ tracks appear online
Two tracks from the Foo Fighters‘ infamous “million dollar demo” have appeared online. The versions of Have It All and Come Back are taken from recordings made in 2001 ahead of the band’s One By One album, and sound significantly different to the later trackings. They can be heard below.
Ted Nugent is offering a signed deer skull as a competition prize on his website. Contestants have to watch a recent episode of his hunting-themed TV show and count how many times he says: “Are you kidding me?”
Tom Morello insists he won’t be silenced by Chicago authorities, who he says are trying to ruin a planned nurses’ protest later this month. City bosses have moved the march from a central location to a more secluded area after National Nurses United secured Morello’s appearance. The guitarist says: “Chicago is my home town and the mayor is making me feel mighty unwelcome. We won’t be silenced and we won’t be stopped. Maybe I should run against him in the next election. See you in the streets.” [Rolling Stone]
Movie star Johnny Depp is being treated to nightly playbacks of Aerosmith‘s album-in-progress. Singer Steven Tyler says: “Johnny is a great musician. People don’t know he knows his music. He’ll come down every other night. When we’re done recording I go up to his house and play him stuff and ask him it it’s any good. He gives me honest feedback.” [Fox]
Blink 182 have cancelled most of their upcoming US tour dates following drummer Travis Barker’s emergency tonsil surgery. Two dates have been postponed until September.
Bands are being sought to contribute tracks for an Anvil tribute album. Producer Bart Gabriel says: “I realise it won’t be a bestseller but all those who have seen the Anvil movie will understand the driving force behind this project. I’m one of those guys who got inspired by Anvil to continue, follow my dreams and never give up. I’m honoured the project is approved by Anvil members.” Find out more at http://www.skolrecords.com/
Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway is amused that people keep thinking he’s gay. “I’ve always been very open about things like sexuality,” he says, “So people assume. They put two and two together and make five. People should just ask. They shouldn’t be afraid of discussing stuff like that openly.”