Marc Hogan

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  • Axl Rose

    Axl Rose's Congenital Lateness May Cost Him Slash Lawsuit

    When Axl Rose stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last fall for a rare TV interview, host Jimmy Kimmel teased the Guns N' Roses frontman heavily for his habit of showing up late. Concerts. Albums. Rose does 'em all in his own sweet-child-o'-mine time. Now he could finally be paying a price.According to the Hollywood Reporter, a judge recently indicated he's leaning toward throwing out a lawsuit by Rose because the singer took too long before he got around to filing it. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer reportedly said at a hearing last week he's inclined to find Rose showed up late to a two-year statute of limitations. "The only extrinsic evidence... does not support Rose's interpretation," the judge is quoted as saying.

  • Insane Clown Posse's

    Insane Clown Posse Cover House of Pain's 'Jump Around'; Your Move, Limp Bizkit

    See, '90s nostalgia is getting real now. The year 1992 was cray because we had not one but two near-one-hit-wonders about jumping around. The first was "Jump," by backwards-pantsed kid-rap duo Kris Kross. They're now set to reunite for one night only at Jermaine Dupri's So So Def All-Stars 20th Anniversary Concert later this month in Atlanta. The other, of course, was House of Pain's "Jump Around," which the inimitable Insane Clown Posse covered, with reworked lyrics, on last year's Smothered, Covered, and Chunked! bonus album.And now, Juggalos and "ninjas who aren't afraid to get loony," behold the video, with ample face paint, arm-waving, and parade footage.

  • Depeche Mode's

    Depeche Mode Preach Dark Synth-Pop Gospel in Otherworldly 'Heaven' Video

    So downcast synth ballad "Heaven" by itself wasn't enough to convince you Depeche Mode's latest single isn't all angels and puffy white clouds? Let alone the fact that it's, you know, a Depeche Mode single? The newly released video is here to help. The band performs the bleak brooder from March 26 LP Delta Machine in what looks to be a vast cathedral, with a rock'n'roll-jacketed Dave Gahan pouring himself into vocal duties. Interspersed is footage of a spooky-looking tree (the garden of Eden, perhaps?) and a mysterious, masked woman surrounded by other, equally mysterious masked men (Adam and Eve, and the Phantom of the Opera?). An extraterrestrial glow eventually seeps in behind the intent performers. Is this heaven? Only the Walkmen know for sure. Okay, them or Elite Gymnastics.

  • Dave Grohl and Stevie Nicks

    Watch Foo Fighters Play Live With Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, and Nirvana Members

    Dave Grohl's Sound City Players, after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, came out for a star-studded repeat performance last night. As NME reports, Grohl and company put on a three-and-a-half-hour, 38-song set at the Palladium in Hollywood.Foo Fighters served as a Grohl's de facto backing group for much of the night, and a jaw-dropping array of guests joined them onstage. You know, just: Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Queens of the Stone Age cohort Alain Johannes, and Rick Springfield of Rick Springfield fame.Thanks to YouTube, we can watch fan footage of the evening. Above, check out Nicks and Foo Fighters performing Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman," the night's nearly 10-minute finale.

  • Morrissey

    Morrissey's Wry Death Pronouncement Clarifies Little About Touring Plans

    Morrissey doesn't laugh at death. But he treats it — like Peter Pan, another quasi-mythical English folk hero whose legend means the most to fans of a certain protracted youth — as "the greatest adventure." The former Smiths frontman, whose many lyrical references to dying his devotees can quickly recite, has addressed his recent health concerns — and scrapped tour dates — the best way he knows how. In archly dramatic fashion, Morrissey has pronounced his own demise."The reports of my death have been greatly understated," Moz immortally wrote in a statement posted by fan site True to You (via Slicing Up Eyeballs). He said that while hospitalized in Michigan, he received treatment for not just a bleeding ulcer, as previously reported, but also a concussion and a disorder called Barrett's esophagus, in which stomach acid damages the esophagus.

  • Frank Ocean sings on 'Saturday Night Live' with John Mayer / Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC

    John Mayer Has Interesting and Eloquent Things to Say About Frank Ocean

    When Frank Ocean revealed last summer, in a gorgeously written Tumblr post, that he had once been deeply in love with a man, the timing was profound. The United States was in the midst of a popular shift in opinion about same-sex relationships. By the time the year ended, President Barack Obama had completed his "evolution" and finally endorsed same-sex marriage. Voters in three states became the first to approve gay marriage laws by popular referendum.

  • Metallica's Lars Ulrich

    Metallica Will Soon Own the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award

    Metallica are about to add some more heavy metal to their trophy case. According to Rolling Stone, on May 2, the band will perform in the closing slot at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. While there, the metal giants will also receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. They'll be peforming a the Club Nokia show alongside Anthrax, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Halestorm (both Anthrax and Halestorm are also nominated for a Grammy in the Best Hard Rock/Metal performance category)."It would be very easy to think of a band like Metallica — being one of the biggest bands on the planet — to not really give a shit about this type of stuff," Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian told Rolling Stone.

  • Jimmy Cliff in Volkswagen TV commercial trailer

    Volkswagen's Super Bowl Ad Isn't 'Racist,' But Does Join a Long Fake Patois Tradition

    Let's talk about manufuctured outrage. The New York Times columnist Charles Blow tends to share many of our personal views, but he often expresses them in a Manichean way that's more like Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson than it is like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. In a recent column, he described his opponents' (admittedly abhorrent) ideas as "evil" and "devilish." On an opinion staff where Thomas Friedman routinely starts his columns by lazily describing which city he visited this week, Blow stands out by often padding his word count with lengthy direct quotes, sometimes merely from other Times staffers.

  • How to Destroy Angels'

    Trent Reznor's How to Destroy Angels Share Bleak 'How Long?' Video

    How to Destroy Angels continue their streak of eerie, well-wrought videos with the clip for "How Long?," which premiered today via NPR. Trent Reznor's group with wife Mariqueen Maandig and frequent collaborators Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan tapped directing collective Shynola (Coldplay, Beck, Blur) for a video that centers on a glowing-eyed youth in a terrifying, primitive future. The song is throbbing, brooding electronic pop that finds Maandiq repeating, "How long can we keep holding on?"For the rest of us, the answer is "until March 5." That's when How to Destroy Angels are set to release their debut album, Welcome Oblivion. The group, which will make its live debut at Coachella, also today unveiled the track list and vinyl cover artwork for the upcoming record.

  • Kim Dotcom MEGA search engine

    Kim Dotcom's MEGA File-Sharing Network Adds Pirate-Friendly Search Engine

    MEGA? More like Megaupload.Kim Dotcom's new file-sharing service now has a search engine, Wired reports. The addition brings MEGA closer to the hilariously narcissistic digital entrepreneur's previous file-sharing service, Megaupload, which was dramatically shut down by the authorities a little more than a year ago. (See Down By Law: The Year Downloading Took a Dive.)The mega-search.me search engine doesn't yield many results just yet for illicit music-seekers. That's probably because, rather than crawl MEGA's services like a traditional search engine, MEGA's search functionality depends on users volunteering links to files stashed on the service.

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