Last night, as advertised, Paul McCartney was joined onstage at the 12-12-12 benefit concert by the surviving members of grunge giants Nirvana, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and live guitarist Pat Smear.
With the Foo Fighters taking an extended break, Dave Grohl is keeping busy with his Sound City documentary. On top of that, signs are pointing to the former Nirvana drummer once again sitting behind the skins on the new album from Queens of the Stone Age.
Fender has introduced new signature models for guitarist Chris Shiflett and bassist Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters. The new models are the Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe and the Nate Mendel P Bass.
The Beatles have just released a new, digital-only compilation titled Tomorrow Never Knows. The iTunes exclusive captures the band's "most powerful rock songs," including "Helter Skelter," "Revolution" and "Paperback Writer."
A film about CBGB, the legendary New York City rock venue that closed its doors in 2006, is in the works, and several top roles have already been cast; Alan Rickman will portray CBGB founder Hilly Kristal, for instance.