Ok, quick rundown on me: baseball, beers, some good grubbing in the form of pizza / wings / burritos, that's a perfect evening. I'm a Twitter / Facebook obsessive, I drive way too fast and I love to have a good time and not stress about anything. Life's just too short for that nonsense, especially when there's good times to be had.
You can catch my sweet sounds on The Brew Saturdays and Sundays from 3p-9p and whenever someone calls out hungover!
It happened in September of 2011. R.E.M. called it quits. Nobody expected that to be said, but it was and they did and now they're no longer.
Fans have been asking how long until they do decide to get back on stage, in the studio, to do something again as R.E.M. But it won't happen. It's not going to occur anymore because they aren't going to do it!
That's what Mike Mills said. The former R.E.M. bassist told Rolling Stone how it is and how it's going to be.
"There were no real factors other than deciding it was time to break up. There's no drug abuse. There's no in-fighting. There's no legal problems. It was time to break up. That's never really been done before.
He went on to say, "The idea of breaking up and not reforming for a reunion tour is kind of attractive to us," he added. "I doubt you'll see us touring as R.E.M. again. On the other hand, I just played with Peter in New York City the other night, so fun things do happen."
So that's how it stands, at least for now. It could change, but I wouldn't bank on it...
One of the biggest pet peeves I have about going to shows is not having cell service. I know you agree because I always see people around me trying to do whatever on their phones during a set change and getting annoyed.
The people at Glastonbury are going to try to solve the problem this year: they've partnered with EE, a mobile provider in the UK, and are getting their own dedicated 4G network for the show this year! How great is that!
If this works I hope more concert venues and festivals do this. Smartphones are such a part of our lives and to make the customer happy with an addition like this would be huge! We'll see. Glastonbury is coming up at the end of June.
William Duvall has been with Alice in Chains for 7 years but he's still finding his role in the band.
He told GuitarPlayer.com, “I would say we’re still settling in – it’s always work in progress. There are a lot of things that we have in common, then there are a lot of things that set us very much apart from one another.”
William went on to say how Alice in Chains has become a more jamming band because that's how he was brought up in music and the guys have accepted that and infused that into the classic Alice in Chains sound.
It'll be interesting to hear what William brings to the new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. We have that coming to us on May 27th!