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Listen to The Stooges ‘Fun House’ from unearthed final concert with original lineup

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The final live performance of ‘Fun House’ by The Stooges‘ original lineup has been released – you can listen to it below.

The performance is set to appear on a live album due out next week celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band’s final concert together, which took place on August 8, 1970.

The record, entitled ‘Live At Goose Lake: August 8th 1970’, will be released via Third Man Records. The label, founded by Jack White of The White Stripes, claims to have found the recording ‘buried in the basement of a Michigan farmhouse.” The album was restored by Vance Powell, best known for his work with The White Stripes and Chris Stapleton.

Following the release of ‘T.V. Eye’ from the concert, you can listen to ‘Fun House’ below:

The band performed their 1970 album, ‘Fun House’, in full at the concert. The recording features The Stooges’ foundation members; Iggy Pop on vocals, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton and bassist Dave Alexander. Alexander was allegedly fired after the gig for turning up too drunk to play.

However, the release of the live album questions the popular theory that Alexander arrived inebriated before performing. Third Man Records claim that Alexander does in fact feature on the record, and “manages to hold his own” during the performance.

“Not only is this the last ever performance of the original godhead Stooges lineup, but it is the ONLY known soundboard recording of said lineup,” Third Man Records said in a statement.

The album is available for pre-order now on both CD and vinyl. Two limited-edition coloured vinyl variants, a purple and a cream-coloured press, will also be available.

Meanwhile, the music video for Iggy Pop‘s ‘The Passenger’ has been made and released more than four decades after the song was shared.

‘The Passenger’ was the B-side to Pop’s song ‘Success’, the first single released from his second solo studio album ‘Lust For Life’ (1977). Until now the song didn’t have an accompanying music video.

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Foo Fighters cancel 25th anniversary Van Tour

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Foo Fighters have cancelled their upcoming Van Tour that would have commemorated the band’s 25th anniversary.

The dates were originally scheduled to take place this spring but had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After postponing the tour’s start until October, the Foos have now announced that the run of shows will no longer take place at all. “Foo Fighters have cancelled the Van Tour 2020,” a statement posted on their social media channels read.

“For further information, please visit your point of purchase. We look forward to seeing you all as soon as it is safe for everyone to do so.”

 

The shows would have seen the band revisit stops from their first US tour, which was held in 1995. The affected dates are as follows:

October 2020

1 – Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre
3 – Cleveland, OH, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
5 – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
7 – Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
9 – Knoxville, TN, Thompson-Boling Arena
13 – Cincinnati, OH, Heritage Bank Center
15 – Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
17 – Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena

December 2020

1 – Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
3 – Albuquerque, NM, Santa Ana Center
5 – Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena

Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl recently revealed he often found it “terrifying” to lead the band in their first decade together, after spending his time behind the drums with Nirvana.

“Coming out and standing [on stage]… I mean, fuck, I’d been sitting on a drum stool for so long that, oh my God, now I have to stand in front of people?” he said. “How does my body move? What do I say in-between songs?”

The band’s self-titled debut album celebrated its 25th anniversary last month (July 4) and Grohl reflected on the record in a new interview. “It was almost like a school project,” he explained. “I was preparing, I had charts.”

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Turns out James Gandolfini was a huge fan of Green Day’s ‘Dookie’

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It has been revealed that The Sopranos actor James Gandolfini was a huge fan of Green Day‘s third studio album, ‘Dookie’.

The late actor, who passed away in 2013 while on vacation in Rome, was a big fan of the pop-punk trio, according to former co-star Michael Imperioli.

Yesterday (August 6), Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti in The Sopranos, posted a photograph of himself holding a guitar that Gandolfini is signing.

In the comments, Imperioli was asked about the kind of music Gandolfini liked. “Green Day,” he replied. “He would play the vinyl of dookie in his trailer at work. Totally serious,” he followed up, before adding: “No joke. He loved Green Day.”

Last week it was announced that the writers behind The Sopranos and Goodfellas are coming together to create a new mafia drama series.

The show, which will be produced by Showtime and Imagine Television Studios, will be created by The Sopranos producer Terence Winter, Goodfellas screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi and Empire‘s Brian Grazer, according to Deadline.

Meanwhile, David Chase, creator of The Sopranos, has seemingly accidentally revealed the fate of Tony Soprano in the show’s finale.

The end of the hit show, which was broadcast in 2007, left Tony with an ambiguous fate, with him sitting in a diner as a rival hitman approached.

The screen faded to black before Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin” played, leaving fans unsure as to whether Tony was killed or not.

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Twin brothers listening to Phil Collins for the first time go viral after capturing brilliant reaction

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A pair of twin brothers have gone viral after capturing their brilliant reaction to the moment they listened to Phil Collins for the first time.

The latest video in the ‘First Time Hearing’ series from 21-year-old YouTube stars Tim and Fred Williams – known as “TwinsthenewTrend” – sees the pair listening to ‘In the Air Tonight’.

While the brothers have previously captured their reactions to tracks, including Dolly Parton‘s ‘Jolene’ and Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Dancing in the Dark’, their reaction to Collins’ track has garnered their biggest audience to date.

The pair become increasingly animated in the video, but their greatest reaction comes when the famous drum solo arrives almost five minutes into the clip.

“That was cool how he did that,” Fred excitedly comments.

“I ain’t never seen somebody drum a beat three minutes [into] a song.”

Tim goes on to hail the song as “unique” and “a straight banger.”

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Phil Collins. Credit: Ellen Poppinga – K & K/Redferns

One Twitter user responded: “Yooooo y’all been sleeping on Phil Collins while I’ve been a stan since I could stand! Watch these teens hear the power of the Phil fill for the first time.”

You can follow the pair, as TwinsthenewTrend, here.

It was confirmed earlier this year that Collins will reunite with his Genesis bandmates for a massive arena tour. The shows were set to place this year, but have been pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus.

“I think it’s a natural moment,” said Mike Rutherford of the band’s reunion. “Phil’s been out on tour for the last two-and-a-half years and his son Nick has been drumming, so it seemed like the natural moment to have a conversation about it. We’re all still good friends, we’re all above grass and here we are!”

Phil Collins, who is unable to play drums anymore, explained: “For me, it was something that was working and it was a problem we had to overcome, although I’ll be doing my best to play some bits on the tour. I’ve been working out what songs to play, but Tony and Mike came to the shows at the Albert Hall and both were taken with the way he understood what was needed.”

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