’90s Icons Veruca Salt Reuniting for First Time in 19 Years

Louise Post Nina Gordon friendsGrunge era band Veruca Salt – known for the song “Seether” from their 1994 debut American Thighs – announced via their website that they will be touring with original members Nina Gordon (co-lead vocals guitar), Louise Post (vocals, guitar), Steve Lack (bass) and Jim Shapiro (drums) for the first time in nearly 20 years.

The Chicago-based band lost all their core members besides singer Louise Post between 1997 and 1998 after they had toured with big names like Hole and even appeared on Saturday Night Live. Most notably, Nina Gordon left to pursue a solo career and saw success with the single “Tonight and the Rest of My Life.”  Continue reading “’90s Icons Veruca Salt Reuniting for First Time in 19 Years”

Miley Cyrus Put a Fan’s Dirty Thong in Her Mouth

Miley Cyrus used thongEveryone’s talking about Miley Cyrus‘ Bangerz tour, where she simulates masturbation and blowies to a man in a Bill Clinton mask while wearing an assortment of flapjack-exposing leotards.

According to HuffPo, after a fan threw their thong on the stage, Miley picked it up and put it in her mouth.

Parents of young fans who have been attending these concerts seem oddly surprised that these types of antics are occurring. Parents who are apparently too busy micromanaging kiddie lemonade stands and soccer meets to know that Miley Cyrus hasn’t been a good role model since, well, ever, with that IQ, but especially not since she went full retard with a bowl haircut and knocked a bunch of twerking dwarves over with wrecking balls.  Continue reading “Miley Cyrus Put a Fan’s Dirty Thong in Her Mouth”

Sugar Ray Debuts New Song at Under the Sun Tour

Mark+McGrath+sunglasses 2013Remember Sugar Ray? Remember how fucking rad they were?

Yeah, so do I. That’s why when I heard about this tour, which rolled through the Greek Theater in Los Angeles this past Saturday, I immediately purchased tickets. Because those bands are all insanely awesome, and my 1999 self wanted to see them all live. Each one of them put on a phenomenal, nostalgia-inducing performance. Including Sugar Ray, once they got past their opening song.

It’s called “Summertime’s Coming” and it’s brand new off their upcoming album, about which I would provide details, but can’t because the band doesn’t really seem to know anything about it.

The song has only been performed a couple of times, so it’s difficult to find. But a clip from this live show in Indonesia does a decent job of showcasing the it. I’ll just wait here while you listen.

Done? Bad right?! I mean those lyrics…what the hell is Sugar Ray doing?  Continue reading “Sugar Ray Debuts New Song at Under the Sun Tour”

Beyonce Kickstarts World Tour With Glittery Nipples

Beyonce nipple outfitBeyonce distracted from plans to not perform any new material at the first stop on her Mrs. Carter World Show Tour in Serbia by wearing a sparkly gold bodysuit with nipples three times the size of George Clooney’s in Batman & Robin.

This look (sandcastle mermaid created by 14-year-old boys?), reminds me of something I saw last week on Craigslist. Call me a perv, but I live to find posts where very specific fetishes are solicited, and last week I hit the jackpot. (The best part is posting links to these terrors in Facebook inboxes.)

The one that caught my eye was “Women with HUGE AREOLAS wanted,” by a man willing to pay $300 for sex with a lady with iHop-sized nipple casings. Included were not one, but two photos!  Continue reading “Beyonce Kickstarts World Tour With Glittery Nipples”

Aja Volkman and Dan Reynolds: Best Rock ‘n’ Roll Couple Ever?

Aja Volkman dan reynolds Rising rock band Nico Vega have been busy touring in support of their new EP, Fury Oh Fury. In the past few months they’ve entered the iTunes Alternative Charts with “Beast,” partially in thanks to its use in the BioShock Infinite and Jack Reacher trailers.

“Many thanks to Imagine Dragons and Atlas Genius for an enormously epic tour. Feels like camp is over,” Nico Vega frontwoman Aja Volkman wrote on her band’s Facebook page along with a photo of her, her husband (Imagine Dragons’ singer Dan Reynolds), and their 7-month-old daughter Arrow.

The image of snarling, baby-holding Reynolds next to tilted, faux-screaming Volkman in leather pants is just sweet enough to make them one of the cutest, healthiest rock ‘n’ roll couple in existence.

Stories I’m Too Lazy To Write About [1-23-13]

The package tour 2013They’ll make love to you: 98 Degrees, NKOTB and Boyz II Men together at last! (Huffington Post)

Chris Brown and Rihanna’s romance cracks Lena Dunham‘s heart in half. (Evil Beet)

Poopmaster zero Angelina Jolie explains why you shouldn’t have kids. (Bohomoth)

Rex Ryan got into another car accident. Sees green Jets-themed lights 24/7. (TMZ)

Watch: American Horror Story: Asylum freak Pepper’s makeup process. (ohmyGAHH!)

Justin Bieber‘s McDonald’s date with 22-year-old nurse drove Selena away. (Radar)

These photos of firefighters surrounding an icy warehouse fire in Chicago are insane. (NBC)

Rihanna Flies Fans and Press Around The Globe for ‘777 Tour,’ is Generous With In-Flight Alcohol

Holy snakeskin boots on a plane! Flying with Rihanna is exactly what you’d expect. She gets on the intercom to amp up the passengers, personally funnels Courvoisier and Tamales into your throat and cranks up the subwoofers.

For her new [Boeing] 777 Tour (hashtag RihannaPlane), the queen of bright shining diamonds is flying 250 fans and members of the press, who have been not been shy about Tweeting and Instagramming the results, around the world to seven countries.

Kicking off in Mexico City with meal choices of tacos and tamales and mandatory tequila, Rihanna reportedly has goodie bags with Nude perfume, plays Unapologetic on a sound system at the back of the plane, and walks down the aisles making her fans swoon, getting her picture taken and offering champagne.

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Madonna’s Tour Truck Takes A Spill

A truck carrying equipment for Madonna‘s MDNA tour pulled a Super Bowl XLVI when it overturned in Sweden on its way to Ullevi Stadium for a concert that should take place later today.

No one was killed but a few cars were damaged, one person was injured, and traffic was blocked. Or, as Madonna would have said if she were there, “WHY AREN’T YOU LOOKING AT ME?!”

I like to imagine that some nice Swedish woman was walking around sightseeing and was suddenly hit in the pointy pale face by a metal wedding dress or a bag of white top hats but pictures seem to indicate that it was just a bunch of boring speakers.  Continue reading “Madonna’s Tour Truck Takes A Spill”

Adele’s List Of Tour Bus Requirements Leaked

A document containing Adele’s exact requirements for her tour bus and dressing room was obtained by The Smoking Gun, revealing several interesting choices such as a request for strictly European beer and wine (“North American beer is NOT acceptable”) and no citrus fruits, presumably because they’d irritate her throat.

Odd since it says that “fresh berries” are okay, which are pretty acidic. Also, no tomatoes, vinegar, or chili, again, for the throat issues, but cigarettes, orange juice and chocolate are fine? Tsk tsk.

She also specifically wants non-organic honey and an assortment of chewing gum, plus a chicken salad sandwich.

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Why Are Maroon 5 Touring With Train??

Is it because both Adam Levine and Pat Monahan are slightly effeminate, brunette male pop singers with ball-less voices?

Is it cause both bands won Grammys? (Maroon 5 in 2005 for Best New Artist, Train for Best Rock Song in 2002)

It seems like an odd pairing to me. Adam Levine is this decade’s”swoon-worthy” poster boy for radio-friendly rock music while Monahan is a turd in the toilet bowl of optimistic top 4o turds.

A sensible person’s idea of hell is Train’s “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and “Hey, Soul Sister” repeating on a loudspeaker.

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Adele’s Chest Infection/Tour Cancellations

Due to a fairly severe but not life-threatening cold and chest infection, Adele has cancelled two tour dates in the UK. Shows today (September 4th) in Plymouth and tomorrow (September 5th) in Bournemouth.

Adele already canceled nine shows in North America due to a bout of laryngitis in June. Poor girl, I imagine that she is extremely exhausted from globally promoting her album 21 since the end of 2010…

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Dave Grohl’s Butt

The Foo Fighters have decided to promote their upcoming North American tour by making a semi-funny gay shower video.

If anyone was or is interested in seeing four aging rockstar (tan line) butts – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett, then your dreams have come true…
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Natalia Kills On Tour With The Sounds!

 Oh My god! My new favorite pop artist and my old favorite electronic rock band, on a North American tour? Together?

Here are the tour dates:

10/12 Ft. Laurderdale, Fl Culture Room
10/13 Orlando, FL Firestone Live
10/14 Pensacola, FL Deluna Festival
10/16 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
10/18 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/19 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
10/21 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
10/22 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre Continue reading “Natalia Kills On Tour With The Sounds!”

New Girl In A Coma CD, Coming in November!

[Video, “Walking After Midnight,” from 2010’s Adventures in Coverland, directed by bassist Jenn Alva]

I just got back from seeing The Go-Gos on their Ladies Gone Wild tour with none other than one of my favorite Texas indie outfits, Girl In A Coma, named after a Smiths’ song and signed to Joan Jett’s Blackheart record label.

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No More Stand-Up For Chelsea Handler

Tuesday, August 9th on E!’s Chelsea Lately, funnylady host Chelsea Handler casually mentioned that she would not be touring for a long time after her next two tour dates in New Jersey and Atlantic City.

After saying that they were her last two dates “ever,” round-table member Jo Koy asked if she was serious, and she responded by saying that if she didn’t run out of money, she was done with stand-up and touring for a long time. She cited wanting to pursue other things (probably acting and/or producing) as the reason behind it. I’m guessing she’s also worn out from both touring AND hosting a show that usually airs four times a week.

But I’m also positive she will eventually do stand-up again. Don’t fret.

Better go see her at PNC Bank Center in Holmdel, NJ and at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, otherwise, no more Chelsea bang bang horizontal vodka pikachu on the road for a long time.