Midnight Oil to reunite?

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Midnight Oil to reunite?

If you’ve had too many good nights sleep due to a lack of burning beds, then fear not!  In a recent interview, drummer, Rob Hirst, indicated the Aussie band would be up for a reunion tour.

“We’ll just see down the track. Hopefully it wont be so long that we wont be able to put on the sort of show that we’d like to put on,” Hirst said.

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Micky Dolenz and the Monkees still at it!

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Micky Dolenz and the Monkees still at it!

It’s sad that it took the death of Davy Jones to finally bring all the Monkees back together, but with Mike Nesmith on board, the band is hitting the road!

Dolenz says there wasn’t anything about Jones’ and Nesmith’s relationship that prevented a reunion while Jones was alive. For decades, Dolenz says, “there’s always been talk” about reuniting with Nesmith, “and we invited Mike on every tour that we did.”

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Who just called Lars Ulrich an “Unbelievably Bad” Drummer?

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Who just called Lars Ulrich an “Unbelievably Bad” Drummer?

Because the world needs more musician feuds, Barry Burns of Mogwai (a Scottish post-rock band… ya know, in case you were like “who?”) had a few choice words about Lars Ulrich regarding Metallica’s upcoming stint in the Glastonbury rock festival.

“I can’t wait to hear that guy play the drums again — unbelievably bad. He’s terrible.”

You’d better be careful, Barry.  Lars don’t take kindly to people disrespecting him (just ask Napster’s Sean Parker)!

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J.K. Simmons plays the most brutal music teacher ever?

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J.K. Simmons plays the most brutal music teacher ever?

In the upcoming movie, Whiplash, J.K. Simmons plays a music teacher who pushes his drumming student, played by Miles Teller, to greatness.

I don’t know about you, but this clip hits a little too close to home for me! I’ve had some professors equally as punishing (minus the slapping).

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“I wish I’d been nicer to Sting” – Stewart Copeland

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“I wish I’d been nicer to Sting” – Stewart Copeland

It’s no secret that there wasn’t much love loss between Sting and Stewart Copeand in regards to The Police. However, in a recent interview, the drummer opens up about his time with the band and the effects rock-stardom had on him and his relationships.

When you go in a short time from hunger and despair to having all you ever dreamed of it takes a moment to remember that despite all kinds of evidence to the contrary, you are just human.

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