He prefaced his talk this morning by saying he would not announce a Rock Band 4 or Dance Central 4 and he did not say if these games were in fact in development in any way. However, he stressed that both franchises are "near and dear" to Harmonix. He went on to say that the studio plans to bring these franchises to the "coming console cycle" "at some point" and with "guns blazing."
My music career has been in decline for like ten years now. Music as a business is changing. I had to make a decision of whether to try something new. And I had this idea for a donut shop for years, so I thought I’d try it, even though it was something out of my comfort zone. It wasn’t that I love donuts so much or have a passion for donuts. I just had an idea in my mind that I thought was so good that I didn’t want to see anyone else do it. It was the idea of having a donut shop where you can do things to-order, kind of like a yogurt shop. And I just thought that I could do it.
Nirvana's Krist Novoselic wrote a blog about the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I am so happy about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event and how it went so well. Earlier that week there were three long days of rehearsals in NYC. I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone. This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on. Joan Jett was first on my list to be out front. I spoke to Dave about it and he ran with the idea of having all women lead. We felt that would be a good tribute to Kurt and what Nirvana was about.
We're hosting the premiere of Versus the World 's music video for "We Were Alive" in the replies. The Santa Barbara punk group features Lagwagon guitarist Chris Flippin and former The Ataris bassist Mike Davenport. Their sophomore album, Drink. Sing. Live. Love., is available now on Viking Funeral Records.
No Sleep Records has signed Lee Corey Oswald. The band is currently finishing their new album, which is expected out later this year.
“We've always been huge fans of what No Sleep is doing in terms of reinstating originality to the music scene,” adds the band’s Lee Ellis. “Their roster is awesome and we're beyond stoked to work with them on this release. Fans can expect 90’s esque indie punk numbers along the lines of Weezer and Knapsack as well as more stripped down acoustic jams in the vein of what our older stuff sounds like but more focused.”
Watter, a post-rock supergroup of sorts featuring members of Slint, King Crimson and Grails, have posted another song from their upcoming album, This World, set to be released May 27th on Temporary Residence. The song, "Small Business," can be heard via our friends at The AV Club or in the replies.
Want to hear Sigur Ros perform "The Rains of Castamere," from the popular and bloody HBO show Game of Thrones? Of course you do, because you love Icelandic post-rock bands diving headlong into a world of medieval backstabbing and intrigue! Check out the creepy tune in the replies.
Stepfriends are a band out of Buffalo, NY that have a sound that contains influences of bands like Circa Survive, Armor For Sleep, and more. To give you a sample of what their upcoming full length sounds like, we are premiering a three song preview. Hit the replies to check it out. All We've Got will release in late spring/early summer.