Posts from May 2014
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 25 2014 12:53PM

99Rock News:  This Dude’s Worldwide Trip Wins For Most Epic Selfie

(Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)
By Nadia Noir
In the most jealousy-inducing thing we’ve seen this year (or maybe ever), Alex Chacon of the Modern Motorcycles Diaries created an amazing montage of 360° selfies of different’ places around the world over a span on three years.
James Franco might think he wins selfies, but no one can compare their selfies to Chacon’s dynamic, colorful GoPro take of over thirty-six countries with over five motorcycles ridden, seventy-five borders (or more) crossed and traveling a distance of over 200,000+ Km.
Chacon has been to Mexico, all over the United States, select parts of Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and more.
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Location : Latin America
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 24 2014 12:41PM

99Rock Music News:  The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney on Jack White: ‘I Actually Feel Embarrassed for Him’

(Photo Courtesy - Danny Clinch)

The Black Keys and Jack White are still not fans of each other, but at least they admit they have a common enemy in a certain gossip news site.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Black Keys bandmates Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach addressed the former White Stripe, who had expressed his distaste — albeit privately — for the group, going so far as to request that his ex-wife Karen Elson take their kids out of the same class as Auerbach’s.
“I actually feel embarassed for him,” Carney said of White. “I don’t hold grudges, man. I really don’t. We’ve all said f—ed-up shit in private, and divorce is hard.”
He went on to rail against TMZ, who he believes should be “ashamed of themselves” for “dragging poor souls” into the private lives of people — something about which he believes White has similar feelings.
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 23 2014 12:36PM

99Rock Music News:  Watch Will Ferrell & Chad Smith’s Epic Drum Battle on ‘Tonight Show’

Chad Smith… or Will Ferrell? (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
By Shannon Carlin
Wearing the exact same leather jacket, KISS t-shirt and navy blue baseball hat (backwards, of course), Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith proved once and for all last night (May 22) on The Tonight Show that they are not in fact the same guy.
But, what they were really there to do they was off their skills in a very traditional drum-off that would lead to the crowning of the best drummer.
Turns out, Will Ferrell isn’t that bad at drumming (Step Brothers must have really paid off), but he’s much better at smack talking. After one particularly good solo, he shouted, “I just blew my own mind” and asked Smith if he played for the “Lukewarm Chili Peppers.”
In the end, Ferrell realized he was fighting an uphill battle and grabbed the instrument he knows best. Nope, not the jazz flute, the cowbell.

by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 9 2014 2:36AM

99Rock Music News:  Courtney Love Admits She Wrote Note Found in Kurt Cobain’s Wallet

Courtney Love (Photo Courtesy:  Laura Cavanaugh)
That note found in Kurt Cobain‘s wallet at the Nirvana frontman’s death scene? Written by Courtney Love.

In an interview with The Guardian, Love admitted to penning the note, which was brought to light last month after the Seattle Police Department released new photos from the scene of Cobain’s suicide.

“Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife,” the handwritten note asked, “even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring.”

The source of the note had been unknown until Love took ownership in the interview. “Obviously I wrote it – don’t you guys understand sarcasm?” she asked.

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 8 2014 3:56AM

99Rock Music News:  Stream The Black Keys’ Album ‘Turn Blue’ In Full

(Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen)
By Jeremy D. Larson
A whole goof of stunts later, The Black Keys have let loose their new album Turn Blue and you can stream the album in its entirety right now on iTunes.
This, their eighth album, features co-production once again by Danger Mouse, and a couple of songs you’ve heard before on these here parts, including “Fever,” “Bullet in the Brain” and its title track.
It also opens with the band’s longest song they’ve ever put to tape, the seven-minute “Weight of Love” which features Dan Auerbach playing in such a way that made him say he’s “never done a guitar solo like that.”
Turn Blue is officially out May 13 on Nonesuch.

The band will head to New York to play SNL on May 10. (courtesy

Stream Turn Blue here.

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Location : New York
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 6 2014 12:22AM

99Rock Music News:  Watch Linkin Park’s Lyric Video For ‘Until It’s Gone’

(Photo: Brandon Cox)
By Jay Tilles
To accompany “Until It’s Gone,” the second single from The Hunting Party, Linkin Park has released a lyric video where the all-important lines of text find their way onto neon signs, handwritten notes and tattoos.
The Austin Saya-directed live-action clip follows a man and woman as they search for each other on the streets of a big empty metropolis. Although still decidedly heavy, the track is a far cry from “Guilty All The Same,” the album’s blisteringly guitar-heavy song.

In an interview with Mike Shinoda, the co-frontman told the music and passion on this record are rooted in the band’s earliest memories of their favorite punk rock bands, those bands who weren’t afraid to try something different. “There’s an energy, an aggression and a meaning, like this attitude that I’ve got something to say and I need to get this out,” he said.

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 4 2014 3:50PM

99Rock Music News:  Watch The Black Keys Return To Public Access Roots With ‘Fever’ Video

(Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen)

By Courtney E. Smith


We’ve been down this road with The Black Keysbefore, way back in 2006. The guys made a big splash with their mock Ohio Public Access themed “10 A.M. Automatic.” Now we come full circle, 8 years later, with “Fever,” a purposefully low-quality clip that apes the religious programs that run all day on those weird, in-between channels .

The clip, directed by Theo Wenner, son of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, has a WTBK logo in the upper right — not a real TV channel , but an easter egg shout out to a rock station in Manchester, KY and a little idea of where we should expect this kind of programming. It’s a little closer to their new home, in Tennessee, and a little more of a shot at the heartland.

by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 3 2014 3:52PM

99Rock Music News:  Breakdancing Monks Honor the Memory of Adam Yauch on ‘MCA Day’

Adam Yauch, in 2008. (Jemal Countess/WireImage)

By Scott T. Sterling
In New York City and for Beastie Boys fans around the world, May 3 has come to be known as MCA Day, an annual event that honors the memory of Adam Yauch, one of the band’s founding members who succumbed to cancer on May 4, 2012.
In honor of this year’s MCA Day, a group of break-dancing Tibetan monks showed off some impressive moves in Manhattan’s Union Square Park over the weekend, pop-locking and floor-rocking to a selection of Beastie Boys’ classics.
While there’s no clarification if the dancers were actual monks or just breakers sporting the traditional robes, it’s still very neat to see Yauch’s Buddhist faith remembered b-boy style.
Yauch was among the world’s most famous Buddhists, creating the nonprofit organization the Milarepa Fund in 1994 to help support Tibetan independence, going on to organize the Tibetan Freedom Concerts in 1996.

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Location : New York City
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 2 2014 1:46AM

99Rock Music News:  Lacuna Coil going for spins with new track ‘Die & Rise’ on 99Rock

Photo courtesy Lacuna Coil

Italy's finest have hit the 7 O'Clock Cage Match with Heath Cole and 'Die & Rise' is now on 99Rock from their most recent effort Broken Crown Halo.  

Catch them on 99Rock and keep up to date on tour dates and more here!!
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People : Heath Cole
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted May 1 2014 12:47AM

99Rock Music News:  Get A Free Download Of Big Data’s “Dangerous (Feat. Joywave)”

Photo courtesy Big Data

Feeling a bit Dangerous lately? Well, you may have to thank New York duo Big Data for that.

“Dangerous” is taken from the band’s debut EP ’1.0′ and features Joywave vocalist Daniel Armbruster, who also happens to be one half of Big Data  with Alan Wilkis. “Dangerous” found it’s way onto the 99Rock playlist in mid-February and has slowly been climbing it’s way to the top ever since.

Since this track is becoming so huge, we teamed up with the band to offer 99Rock listeners a FREE DOWNLOAD of the song!

Better hurry though, you only have one week from today (Monday) to get the track for free!

Click on the arrow in the upper right corner of the player to start your download  of “Dangerous.”

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