Metallica, Tool, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members Added To Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute show. The event will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Tommy Brenneck (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
  • Danny Carey (Tool)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jon “Juano” Davison (Yes)
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Mark King (Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • Mark Ronson
  • Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer)
  • Nate Wood (Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders)
  • Andrew Wyatt.

Nirvana “Nevermind” Baby Lawsuit Dismissed For Final Time

According to Rolling Stone, Nirvana have won the lawsuit that was filed against them by Spencer Elden. The man, who appeared on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” as a baby, was originally suing the band for “child pornography.”

U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin says he dismissed the case because Elden waited too long to file:

“In short, because it is undisputed that [Elden] did not file his complaint within ten years after he discovered a violation… the court concludes that his claim is untimely”

“Because plaintiff had an opportunity to address the deficiencies in his complaint regarding the statute of limitations, the court is persuaded that it would be futile to afford plaintiff a fourth opportunity to file an amended complaint.”

Olguin previously dismissed the case after Elden failed to make a December 30, 2021 deadline to file an opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss. However, the dismissal was made “with leave to amend,” so Elden was able to issue another amended complaint before January 13, 2022.

The revised suit still claimed that Nirvana “intentionally commercially marketed the child pornography depicting Spencer and leveraged the lascivious nature of his image to promote the Nevermind album, the band, and Nirvana’s music, while earning, at a minimum, tens of millions of dollars in the aggregate.” However, the sex trafficking claims were ultimately dropped. It is unclear what Elden was currently seeking, but the original suit said he wanted a minimum of $150,000 per defendant.

In a previous motion to dismiss, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, claimed that Elden’s child pornography allegations were “not serious” and that they were “barred by the applicable statute of limitations.” The band also issued a statement saying that “no amendment [was] possible to salvage [Elden’s] claim.”

AC/DC, Metallica, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, Etc. Members Added To Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts. Those shows will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, UK on September 3 and at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27.

Here’s the updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Nandi Bushell
  • Martin Chambers (The Pretenders)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Josh Freese (Devo)
  • Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • James Gang
  • Alain Johannes
  • Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • Nile Rodgers (Chic)
  • Mark Ronson
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Supergrass
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Chris Rock

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Mark King (ex-Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Mark Ronson
  • Gene Simmons (KISS)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer).

Notably, Foo Fighters have also revealed that the London, UK show will be streamed live. Blabbermouth shared a rundown of where you can watch it:

“The full Wembley Stadium show will be available to stream live and on demand across Paramount’s streaming and digital platforms, including:

* Live coverage across Paramount+ (domestically),Pluto TV (internationally) and MTV brand YouTube channels (globally) beginning Saturday, September 3 (11:30 a.m. EDT / 4:30 p.m. BST).

* On-demand access globally via Paramount+ on Saturday, September 3 and on Pluto TV and MTV TV VOD starting the week of September 5.

Special editions of the concert will air in prime time across Paramount’s broadcast and cable channels globally:

* CBS television network will broadcast highlights from the tribute concert on Saturday, September 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).

* MTV will also air the one-hour special across its channels around the world starting in Latin America on Saturday, September 3 and other international territories on Sunday, September 4, followed by an extended two-hour compilation that will air globally in September.”

Foo Fighters Add More Special Guests To Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Chevy Metal, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), P!nk, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Ronson, Gene Simmons (KISS), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Pat Wilson (Weezer), Nancy Wilson (Heart), and Chevy Metal.

3rd Secret (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Etc.) Premiere “Rhythm Of The Ride” Video

3rd Secret, the project featuring Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Matt Camreon (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Jon “Bubba” Dupree (Void), Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees), and Jennifer Johnson, have premiered a new video for their song “Rhythm Of The Ride.” That track appears on the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released last month.

3rd Secret (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Etc.) Share “I Choose Me” Live Video

3rd Secret, the project featuring Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Matt Camreon (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Jon “Bubba” Dupree (Void), Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees), and Jennifer Johnson, have shared a new live video for their song “I Choose Me.” The clip was filmed during the band’s March 2021 set at The Museum Of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA. The track appears on their self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this month.

3rd Secret (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Etc.) Surprise Release Self-Titled Debut Album

3rd Secret, the new project featuring Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Matt Camreon (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Jon “Bubba” Dupree (Void), Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees), and Jennifer Johnson, have surprise released their debut album. The self-titled effort can be streamed below:

Guitar Kurt Cobain Used In Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Video To Be Sold At Auction

The guitar Kurt Cobain used in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video is set to be auctioned off as part of Julien’s Auctions’ “Music Icons” auction. That event will take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York, NY on May 20-22. Fans will also be able to participate online. The “1969 Fender Mustang left-handed guitar in Competition Lake Placid blue finish with matching headstock” is estimated to fetch between $600,000 to $800,000 during the auction. Notably, a portion of the proceeds from the instrument and other select Cobain items will go towards “Kicking The Stigma” in an effort to raise awareness about mental health disorders.

Rotting Out Release Cover Of Nirvana’s “Even In His Youth”

Rotting Out have released a cover of Nirvana‘s “Even In His Youth.“ Vocalist Walter Delgado commented:

“This band has always been an influence in the way I write lyrically, and just an important song growing up, finding it randomly on the internet.”

Nirvana Fire Back At “Nevermind” Baby: “This Case Must End”

As previously reported, Spencer Elden, the man who appeared on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” as a baby, recently refiled his lawsuit against the band after a judge dismissed his initial complaint. Now, according to Rolling Stone, the band have fired back, saying “this case must end.”

Nirvana said the following:

“No amendment is possible to salvage [Elden’s] claim. In his ever-shrinking pleading, Elden has now dismissed all but one of the myriad state- and federal-law claims he previously attempted to charge against defendants. The time has run. Elden’s decision to not sue these defendants for the past 30 years, despite his decades-long knowledge of their same and unvaried conduct, is dispositive of his claim. It is as simple as that.”

Judge Fernando M. Olguin, who was presiding over the case at the U.S. District Court in Central California, previously dismissed the case after Elden failed to make a December 30, 2021 deadline to file an opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss. However, the dismissal was made “with leave to amend,” so Elden was able to issue another amended complaint before January 13, 2022.

The revised suit still claimed that Nirvana “intentionally commercially marketed the child pornography depicting Spencer and leveraged the lascivious nature of his image to promote the Nevermind album, the band, and Nirvana’s music, while earning, at a minimum, tens of millions of dollars in the aggregate.” However, the sex trafficking claims were ultimately dropped. It is unclear what Elden is currently seeking, but the previous suit said he wanted a minimum of $150,000 per defendant.

In their previous motion to dismiss, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, claimed that Elden’s child pornography allegations are “not serious” and that they are “barred by the applicable statute of limitations.”

[via Blabbermouth]