Following a couple days of rumors concerning the health of Malcolm Young and the future of AC/DC, the bands website has released the following statement:
"After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.
In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music. "
(From Ultimate Classic Rock) - How can a movie that says it’s “based on official case files,” “actual audio recordings,” and “expert testimony” still come across as an irresponsible exercise in tabloid-level drama? Let’s watch the trailer for ‘Soaked in Bleach’ and find out.
Directed by Benjamin Statler, making his feature directorial debut after serving as a producer on films such as ‘Act of Valor,’ ‘Hello Herman,’ and ‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope,’ the movie delves into the conspiracy theories surrounding Kurt Cobain‘s death — mainly the one alleging that Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, had him murdered in order to inherit his fortune.
(From Ultimate Classic Rockl) Talk of a Kinks reunion has been in the air since Dave Davies put the chances of a 50th anniversary cease fire at “50-50” last fall. In the meantime, the guitarist — whose dust-ups with sibling frontman Ray Davies are almost as famous as their songs — is still trying to sort out their tangled relationship.
“The thing is, there’s healthy relationships, and toxic ones,” Dave Davies told the Independent. “And the older I get, the more difficult I find it being around Ray, because — I don’t want to use the word abuse, but I feel my energy seeping away from me sometimes if I’m with him.”
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X-Rock 103.9 Biography: SCOTT ROSENBERG
Born in: Hammond, IN
High school: Portage class of '81 (but was born and raised a Brickie fan)
Favorite bands and artists: Jethro Tull, The Pretty Things, Black Sabbath, UFO, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper
Album I think you should hear: Pretty Things “Parachute”
Best concert ever: Black and Blue, with Sabbath and BOC in 1981, Chicago Amphitheater
Teenage hangouts: Portage and Hobart game rooms, Hegewisch Records (mostly Merrillville), US 30 Dragstrip, Luigi's Pizza in Hobart.
Things I did as a kid: Collected Wacky Packages and beer cans... listen to my brother's and sisters' records (until I got a job and started buying my own)... pretended I was a disk jockey... watched way too much TV... pretended I was Ron Santo during whiffle ball games... watched way too much Cubs (which is why I'm so fragile today)... read comics, monster mags and hot rod magazines.