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The Musical Mauling: 8.11.2021

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Why do you need new bands? Everyone knows rock attained perfection in 1974. It’s a scientific fact.

Oasis In Amsterdam Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns

I’m on vacation. The news and notes will be prescheduled for the next couple days so if any big KU news drops, it won’t be covered here.

Smashing Pumpkins Guitarist Speaks on What 'Difficult' Billy Corgan Is Really Like + How He Treats Bandmates | Music News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
"I feel legends like Billy are born out of that ilk where there is only one person that can be Billy Corgan, and it's Billy Corgan. From the second he plays the guitar, from the second he sings, it's only one person.

Liam Gallagher's incredulous X-rated response to Jack Grealish's Man City transfer - Mirror Online
"100 f****** Million pounds," Gallagher wrote. "If that's the case (Phil) Foden must be worth 500 million +".

Bruce Springsteen covers AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' with Tom Morello, Eddie Vedder | PhillyVoice
"Our version of 'Highway to Hell' pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, brings this legendary song into the future," Morello said. "One of the greatest rock & roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock & roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night."

Chris Cornell’s final photoshoot images to be sold as NFTs for charity | Guitar World
The collection of images, titled The Last Session, was captured in 2017 by award-winning Hollywood photographer Randall Slavin – a close friend and collaborator of the late Soundgarden icon.

Guns N' Roses release their first new song in 13 years - CNN
The legendary rockers released their new song "Absurd" this week, writing in a tweet early Friday morning, "New. Fn. Song." The tweet included a video of what appears to be a computer-generated Medusa with a snippet of the song.

Dave Grohl Trolls Westboro Baptist Church With a Bee Gees Classic | Vanity Fair
Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters followed up their Lollapalooza gig in Chicago last week with a few dates in Missouri, Kansas, and (tomorrow) Oklahoma. One performance that wasn’t previously advertised was a sturdy middle finger directed at the hate-mongering group of homophobic skunks known as the Westboro Baptist Church.

This Is the Most Hated Rock Band of All Time, According to Data - Best LifeBest Life
We then assigned each metric a weighted value* before running them through our exclusive algorithm to see how each artist scored on our 100-point scale Hated Band Index. Read on to discover which group was deemed the most hated rock band of all time, based on the numbers. And for another kind of art people have strong opinions about, check out The Worst Movie of All Time, According to Critics.

Listen to Weezer Cover Metallica's 'Enter Sandman'
The song arrives as the latest installment from the upcoming Metallica Blacklist covers album, due for release on Sept. 10. The LP will include a total of 53 artists performing their favorite Metallica songs. The campaign launched last month with Colombian singer Juanes' version of "Enter Sandman," as well as three different covers of "Sad but True" by Jason Isbell, St. Vincent and Sam Fender.

Limp Bizkit's Song Sales Have Doubled Since Lollapalooza Set
Billboard reports that the band's song streams were up 27 percent on Aug. 1 and 2 from the week prior, totaling in at 1.9 million streams. Their song sales also went from 500 to 1,000.