Hoping it will somehow help the Green Bay Packers’ chances against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s NFC championship at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, a Wisconsin classic-rock radio station is banning any Seattle- or Washington-based bands until after the game.
Hipster-smashing comedy 'Portlandia' is about to enter its fourth season on IFC. The critically acclaimed show, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is set to welcome a bunch of musicians as guest stars. Guns N' Roses / Walking Papers bassist Duff McKagan, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra + more have all been confirmed to appear in the new 'Portlandi
Duff McKagan isn't just a famed bassist for bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded, he's a hell of a storyteller as well. In McKagan's Seattle Weeky column, he tells a tale of being thrown out of a store in Japan for eating a lovely peanut-and-rice cracker mix, but here's the kicker … the shop McKagan was removed from specializes in selling bootlegged Guns N' Roses merchandise.
One of Coachella's biggest draws this year is the reunion of the indie outfit Postal Service, which features the synth-led sounds of Jimmy Tamborello paired with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard's vocals. But according to a new Funny or Die video, there were actually several recognizable rockers that tried out for the job before Gibbard was selected.