Newsbites: Three arrested after club fire
Three people have been arrested as a result of the Brazil club fire that killed 233 and injured more than 100, with most victims between the ages of 16 and 20. One of the Kiss Club’s co-owners and its head of security are behind bars, along with a member of the band Gurizada Fandangueira, whose pyros caused the blaze. Police are searching for the club’s other owner.
Mark Lanegan has recorded vocal tracks for the next Queens Of The Stone Age album – meaning the musicians who made classic record Songs For The Deaf will all be heard on the release. Mainman Josh Homme, who already recruited Dave Grohl and Nick Oliveri for sessions, reports: “Lanegan came by. He didn’t say much, but he sang good.” [NME]
AC/DC‘s Bon Scott era is the subject of the latest book by rock author Neil Daniels. He reports: “Despite the latter-day success of the band, the Bon Scott years of 1974 to 1980 are regarded by many as the band’s most fertile creative period.” AC/DC: The Early Years With Bon Scott is published on February 22. [NeilDaniels.com]
Glenn Hughes will release Live In Wolverhampton on February 12. The double-CD was recorded in June 2009 in the veteran vocalist-bassist’s home town.
Slayer guitarist Kerry King believes young bands today suffer from a sense of entitlement. He says: “A lot of the younger generation seem to expect things. People come in and present themselves like, ‘Don’t you wanna give me some?’ without being anybody, without earning shit. It wasn’t like that when I grew up.” [Monster]
Former Korn guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch has confirmed he’ll appear with the band during some festival shows this summer –and says there’s the chance of even closer collaboration in the future. Head reports: “We’re going slow. I never thought it would happen and I’m not sure they did either. But I’d say anything is possible right now.” [Rolling Stone]
The new owner of Freddie Mercury’s Rolls-Royce plans to hand it over to a Queen museum. Ukranian Eurovision Song Contest entrant Verka Serduchka paid £74,000 for the 1974 Silver Shadow and says: “I bought the car not to drive it, but to preserve it for fans of Queen.”
Meanwhile, a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am owned by late Alice In Chains frontman Layne Staley is up for sale. The car, built in 2000, has 26,000 miles on the clock and personalised extras including an upgraded sound system. AIC crewman Travis, who’s managing the sale on behalf of Staley’s estate, says: “We want to give fans the first option.”
The Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon is planning a solo record, while continuing work on material for the band’s next album. He says: “I’ve learned there’s too much to be done and not a lot of time to do it in. Things can change overnight. So I’m going to do my best to get as much music out there as I can while I’m young enough and fortunate enough to have people listening.” [The1stFive.com]