Posts Tagged ‘frank-micelotta’

Puddle of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin’s Ex-Wife Claims He Stole Her Car

Frank Micelotta, Getty Images Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin may have a little more legal trouble on the horizon. The musician’s ex-wife claims that Scantlin stole her car this past week. According to TMZ , Jessica Scantlin claims she woke up Monday morning (Feb. 18) to discover that her Honda Pilot had been taken from her home. Jessica stated that she texted Scantlin’s manager and demanded the return of the car. The manager texted back the location of the vehicle several hours later, but also stated, “Wes didn’t take your car.” After the vehicle was returned, police impounded the car to test for prints. Even though the results have yet to be revealed, Jessica stated she was “100 percent sure it’s Wes” because the windows weren’t broken and it’s likely he had a spare key. Jessica retained the vehicle as part of their divorce settlement. It was allegedly returned with bumper damage and missing a side view mirror. In addition, she claimed to have received threatening texts from Scantlin, which her lawyer used to file a request to have the vocalist held in contempt of court. The couple officially divorced last summer, with the frontman signing the divorce papers with two smiley faces. [button href=”” title=”Next: Wes Scantlin Cleared of Public Intoxication Charge” align=”center”]

Early Eddie Vedder Demos Surface Online

Frank Micelotta, Getty Images Before he was ‘Alive’ with Pearl Jam , Eddie Vedder was a struggling singer just hoping to catch a break. But, as with most success stories, there’s always a link to the pre-fame days. In this case, Vedder’s pre-Pearl Jam demos have been uncovered and posted online by Antiquiet . The 13-track collection features material recorded between 1988 and 1989, with several of the songs being strictly solo efforts, while others included material recorded with San Diego outfit Bad Radio. Over time, some of the tracks that initially existed on tape have since been digitized and now the songs have turned up for everyone’s listening pleasure. Included in this collection is an early live version of what would eventually become the Pearl Jam song ‘Betterman,’ as well as Vedder’s acoustic and studio versions of ‘Homeless’ and a brief snippet of the Sam Cooke classic, ‘Wonderful World.’ Also of interest is Vedder’s take on Kenny Rogers ‘ ‘Something Inside So Strong.’ Antiquiet claims to have obtained the music from a tape that Vedder dubbed for a co-worker at his old job at San Diego Petroleum. To listen to the downloadable Vedder demos, click here . [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Pearl Jam Songs” align=”center”]

Kurt Cobain Documentary Filmmaker Inspired by ‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’ Movie

Frank Micelotta, Getty Images A new Kurt Cobain documentary film is currently being planned for a 2014 release, and it aims to delve into the true spirit of the late  Nirvana frontman. As popular as Cobain remains, the musician’s life continues to be somewhat of an enigma even among his most rabid fans. Now, the director of the recent Rolling Stones documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ has accepted the challenge to reveal the true nature of Cobain. ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ was released in 2012, receiving an impressive amount of critical acclaim and securing a 92 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Director Brett Morgen now seeks to create another success with the yet-untitled Kurt Cobain project. “If you think about Kurt, he’s a contradiction,” Morgen tells NME . “He could be sincere and sentimental, and also ironic and sarcastic. He was sweet and sour. He was incredibly funny too, and the film has to reflect his sprit.” Morgen adds, “The thing about him people might not know too is that he was an incredible visual artist and left behind a treasure chest of comic books, paintings, Super8 films, all sorts. We’re hoping the Cobain film, that’ll hopefully be released in 2014, will be this generation’s ‘The Wall’ – a mix of animation and live action that’ll allow the audience to experience Kurt in a way they never have before. It’s very ambitious.” As word of the Cobain documentary first broke, it was reported that Hole frontwoman and Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love would be a part of the film’s creation. Although Morgen stated that Love originally brought him into the project, it has been confirmed that Love will not be involved in the filmmaking process. [button href=”” title=”Kurt Cobain – Rock Star Cameos in Video Games” align=”center”]

Courtney Love Working on Kurt Cobain Documentary With Acclaimed Filmmaker

Pier Marco Tacca / Frank Micelotta, Getty Images Courtney Love  has set the wheels in motion on a documentary about her late husband Kurt Cobain . She has reached out to filmmaker Brett Morgen , the man behind the current  Rolling Stones  documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ to oversee a project based on the life of the late  Nirvana  frontman Morgen told the New York Post’s Page Six that he’s already planning out his Cobain documentary with the blessing of Love. He explained, “Courtney is the one that brought me into this. We’ve been trying to find the right time to put this film together and the time is now.” The documentarian went on to add, “Kurt was not only an amazing songwriter and musician, he was an incredible artist and filmmaker. So we are going to do the movie sort of like a third-person autobiography — as if Kurt was around and making a film about his life.” There were recent rumors that Love was interested in telling Cobain’s story on Broadway or as part of a musical film, but she later shot down talk of those projects happening. [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Grunge Bands” align=”center”]

Jay-Z: Kurt Cobain ‘Stopped Hip-Hop for a Second’

Jason Kempin / Frank Micelotta, Getty Images The grunge scene of the early ’90s has been credited for flipping the music world on its ear and effectively shoving the hair metal dominance of the late ’80s to the side. However, grunge’s takeover didn’t just affect hair metal, and rapper Jay-Z says in a new interview that even the growing popularity of hip-hop stalled out a little bit when Nirvana came to prominence. In the new coffee-table book ‘Pharrell: The Places and Spaces,’ (excerpted by Spin ) singer-producer Pharrell Williams interviewed rap icon and music mogul Jay-Z, who recalls in particular what an important record Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was in the history of music. Jay-Z says, “First we’ve got to go back to before grunge and why grunge happened. Hair bands dominated the airwaves and rock became more about looks than about actual substance and what it stood for – the rebellious spirit of youth … That’s why ‘Teen Spirit’ rang so loud because it was right on point with how everyone felt, you know what I’m saying?” The rapper adds, “It was weird because hip-hop was becoming this force, then grunge music stopped it for one second, ya know? Those hair bands were too easy for us to take out. When Kurt Cobain came with that statement, it was like, ‘We’ve got to wait awhile.’” Jay-Z says that while keeping an eye on the big picture, he’s always been fascinated by the acts that emerge as a powerful force, regardless of the genre. He adds, “When those forces come on the scene, they are inescapable – can’t take your eyes off them, can’t stop listening to them. [Cobain] was one of those figures. I knew we had to wait for a second before we became that dominate force in music.” The ‘Pharrell: The Places and Spaces I’ve Been’ book is due Oct. 16. [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Grunge Bands of All-Time” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Tommy Lee, Deftones, Chris Cornell + More

Frank Micelotta, Getty Images Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: – We’re wishing Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee a happy 50th birthday, and we’re not the only ones. [ Loudwire ] – Deftones are through teasing us with album cuts (‘ Leathers ,’ ‘ Rosemary ,’ and ‘ Roller Derby ‘). The official first single ‘Tempest’ from their ‘ Koi No Yokan ‘ album has hit the airwaves. [ Loudwire ] – Soundgarden ‘s Chris Cornell and his wife Vicky have been sued by their former maid, who claims she was forced to work overtime without pay and let go after refusing to work beyond her shift one day. [ Loudwire ] – Political pundit Glenn Beck likes Muse . Muse doesn’t like Glenn Beck back. What’s a host to do other than write an open letter back to the band still declaring his undying respect? [ ] – One more week until the ‘ Monster ‘ album, Kiss fans. But to tide you over in the meantime, check out the newly posted songs ‘Long Way Down’ and ‘All for the Love of Rock & Roll.’ [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Just in time for Halloween, Bay Area metal pioneers Autopsy are issuing the ‘Autopsy: Feast for a Funeral’ comic book. [ Rock Music Report ]

Kurt Cobain Suicide Note Emotionally Struck Neil Young

Frank Micelotta / Theo Wargo, Getty Images “ It’s better to burn out than to fade away ” may be one of Neil Young ‘s most quotable lyrics, but the singer says that he’s still haunted by the fact that the ‘Hey Hey, My My’ quip resonated so much with Kurt Cobain that the late Nirvana singer quoted it in his suicide note. Young says in his ‘Waging Heavy Peace’ book, “When he died and left that note, it struck a deep chord inside of me. It f—ed with me.” Young, who many had nicknamed the “Godfather of Grunge” not only for his look but his songs, said he had tried to reach out to the vocalist prior to his death in order to talk to him about his issues. The singer says, “I wanted to talk to him. Tell him only to play when he felt like it.” The fact that they never got to speak affected Young, but hearing his lyric quoted back in the note took his regret to a whole new level. Young channeled his feelings into the ‘Sleeps With Angels’ title track in 1994. Young, who had his own issues with drink and drugs, revealed earlier this month that he had given up alcohol and smoking marijuana. It’s been a productive year for the singer, who issued the ‘Americana’ album earlier this year, has the ‘ Psychedelic Pill ‘ disc arriving at the end of October, and also has the ‘Waging Heavy Peace’ autobiography on the horizon. [button href=”” title=”Next: Top 10 Grunge Bands” align=”center”]