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Kurt Cobain’s Unwashed Cardigan From “MTV’s Unplugged” Sells For $334,000

Kurt Cobain’s unwashed cardigan sweater from the recording of Nirvana’s famous MTV Unplugged performance went up for auction over the weekend. The sweater previously sold for $137,000, but this time the cardigan went for more than twice that amount, selling for $334,000. The sweater was sold by Julien’s Auctions as part of their Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll event at the Hard Rock Cafe New York. Among the 700 items sold were belongings of The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Janis Joplin.. ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses Makes YouTube History With ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Reaching 1 Billion Views

Guns N’ Roses’s Sweet Child O’ Mine has reached over a billion views on YouTube, making not only GN’R’s second billion-view video, but also the first music video of the 1980s to reach a billion views on YouTube. According to official YouTube data, Sweet Child O’ Mine just beat out Aha’s Take On Me, which has 943 million views. The Sweet Child video has been watched approximately 590K times a day in 2019, thanks in part to GN’R’s 6.7 million subscribers on their YouTube artist page. This comes after the band’s song November Rain got over a billion views on YouTube and became the only music video from the ’90s to be in the Club.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell Undergoes Surgery On Spine

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell underwent spinal surgery earlier this month, as he continues to receive treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. When asked about his healthy, Campbell responded, “My back is the issue at the moment. I did spine surgery last Wednesday, so I’m sitting here with an ice pack and a back brace on. So I’m a little concerned about that. It’s gonna be difficult for me to do these next couple of weeks’ worth of shows. I’m gonna be moving very slowly. But I know that I can get on stage and I can play guitar and I can sing, so that’s all I need to do. It’ll be the travel in between that’s gonna be extremely uncomfortable.”. ...Read Full Story

Eddie Van Halen Reportedly Being Treated For Throat Cancer In Germany

According to reports, rocker Eddie Van Halen has been flying to Germany in recent years to receive radiation treatments for throat cancer.  Van Halen was first diagnosed with the health issue in 2000, and it even spread into his esophagus. Van Halen underwent surgery to remove a third of his tongue and he was declared cancer-free in 2002. However sources say that Van Halen has flown to Germany for the past five years to get additional treatments that included doctors scraping cancer cells directly out of his throat, which has worked to keep the disease in check.. ...Read Full Story

Neil Young Announces His “Mountaintop” Documentary Premiere

Neil Young will premiere his new documentary, “Mountaintop”, in North American theaters on October 22nd. The project revolves around the making of Young’s latest album, “Colorado” and is billed as “a raw and extremely unfiltered look at the process of Neil Young with Crazy Horse making their 1st album in 7 years. Witness the laughter, tensions, crusty attitudes & love of a rock & roll band that’s been together for 50 years as they share their passion, first and foremost… for the music.”. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters Cover Psychedelic Furs And B-52s On Their New EP

The Foo Fighters cover The Pyschedelic Furs and The B-52’s on their newly-released EP, “01020225.” This latest project delivers the band’s version of “Sister Europe”, a track from The Psychedelic Furs’ 1980 self-titled debut, and a live recording of The B52’s classic, “Planet Claire”, from a Halloween 2002 show at the Supper Club in New York City that features the group’s frontman Fred Schneider.. ...Read Full Story