99Rock Music News: Trent Reznor’s Selling His Beverly Hills Home In Case You Feel Like Spending Millions
Trent Reznor performs during the 56th GRAMMY Awards. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Trent Reznor‘s Beverly Hills home has hit the market and it’s not at all what you’d expect from the frontman of Nine Inch Nails.
It’s bright and airy, and not at all walled off like a dark castle you’d assume from his industrial electro music and all of the crazy fans he has to fend off.
One thing you might not be surprised by however is the steep price tag of $4.495 million, according to the Trulia listing, where you can also take a virtual tour.
Purchased in 2007 for $4.1875 million, the house is a dream retreat with an infinity pool, zen-like patios, a big green lawn, and views of the hills. There’s also a soundproofed music studio in the garage and an on-site backup generator, because inevitably fuses have been blown.
99Rock Music News: Jack White Played a $3 Surprise Show in Alaska and Brought Out Jack Johnson: Watch
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True to his promise, Jack White just played the first of his $3 acoustic surprise shows.
The concert went down in Anchorage, Alaska, at the Wendy Williams auditorium, where White brought out Jack Johnson to play the White Stripes’ 2002 White Blood Cells track “We’re Going to Be Friends,” a song that Johnson has covered in the past; back in 2006, the mellow singer-songwriter covered it for his album Sing-A-Longs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George. Johnson had just performed with White in Hawaii, which is definitely a place where you’d expect to see him, Alaska being probably the last.
White also treated fans to “Love Interruption,” “A Martyr for My Love for You,” “Goodnight, Irene” and covers of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, Consequence of Sound reports.
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99Rock Music News: Green Day Will Play First Live Show in Over a Year Before Rock Hall Induction
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By Shannon Carlin, courtesy radio.com
It’s been a while since anyone’s seen Green Day live, but that’s all about to change.
The band announced they’ll be playing Cleveland’s House of Blues on April 16, two days before they’ll be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The gig will mark the first live show the band has played in over a year. The last time Billie joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool played together was at last year’s South by Southwest under their side project, Foxboro Hot Tubs. Before that, they had spent much of 2013 touring behind their trio of albums, Uno!, Dos! And Tre!
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Turn Your Smart Phone Into A Game Boy
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by Alyssa Pereira, CBS San Francisco
It may have started out as a cruel April Fool’s joke, but now, thanks to the twisted mind of Hyperkin‘s Chris Gallizzi, the “Smart Boy” has turned out to be a real thing.
Gallizzi posted an image on Reddit this week of a small console that essentially turns an iPhone into an old school Game Boy that actually works with classic Nintendo cartridges.
“We wanted to create a retro device that can be easily adapted into any modern gamer’s arsenal of devices,” said Gallizzi.
But if you don’t have an iPhone, they’re not cutting you out of the deal. “We are working on an open side panel version for Android phones,” he told Reddit.
According to the press release, the console will look just like the old school Game Boy too.
“Although in early conceptual development stages the Smart Boy will come in the classic ’80s Grey,’ a staple of retro electronics,” Gallizzi explains. “More colors may follow. It will also feature an eight-way D-pad; two action buttons; a start and select button; and an included battery that can be charged through the phone itself. The gameplay itself will output through the iPhone 6 Plus’ own screen.
The Smart Boy will integrate with the phone by way of an a downloadable app. “There will be noticeable upscaling, a cheat database, and save states as well.”
99Rock Music News: Watch Dave Grohl Play Drums for Rise Against to Cover His Early Band, Scream
By Philip Cosores at Radio.com
Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl hasn’t played drums as his primary gig in a couple decades, but he’s still known to get a kick out of picking up the sticks and pounding away, whether it is for a Nirvana reunion for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or backing bands like Queens of the Stone Age.
At a recent tour stop for the Foos in Adelaide, opening act Rise Against announced that legendary punk band Scream’s drummer happened to be on site. Of course, many in the crowd had no idea who Scream was and didn’t really put it together until Grohl walked on stage. In fact, Grohl got his start as drummer for Scream, backing up the Washington D.C. band for a couple albums before Nirvana called and asked him to join.
99Rock Music News: Muse Announce New Album ‘Drones’ for June
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The followup to Muse‘s 2012 album The 2nd Law is almost here.
March 11th, the band announced they will release new album Drones, their seventh record, on June 9 via Warner Bros. Records.
The 12-song album was co-produced by the band and Robert “Mutt” Lange, who is working with the band for the first time. Their previous album was co-produced with Nero.
As part of the album’s release, first single “Dead Inside” will be released on March 23. Additionally, the song “Psycho” will be premiered on the band’s YouTube page tomorrow, March 12, and will be available when pre-ordering the record.
99Rock Music News: Watch the First Trailer for HBO’s Kurt Cobain Documentary
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After months of waiting, our first look at HBO’s forthcoming documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck has finally arrived.
A press release states that the documentary features “dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as previously unheard Cobain originals,” as well as “no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks.”
Anticipation for the documentary has been at an all-time high since the director Brett Morgen revealed on Twitter that the film’s soundtrack includes “a mind-blowing 12-minute acoustic Cobain unheard track.”
Over the years, Morgen began working more closely with Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Francis Bean, who became an executive producer on the film and allowed Morgen access to her archive of Cobain’s effects, too.
Watch the trailer below. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will air May 4 on HBO.