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Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 10:03PM EST
Nirvana's legendary MTV Unplugged turns 25: Read the oral history
Source: The Ringer
"The best television episode of the 1990s starred a short, blond man and his band," says Alan Siegel. "On November 18, 1993, at Sony Music Studios in New York City, Nirvana took on MTV Unplugged. That night, the biggest group of the decade staged one of the most hypnotically intimate rock concerts ever captured on film." His oral history details how Bobcat Goldthwait was a surprsingly important part of that night.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Dave Grohl: James Corden sent me an angry text after I called the "Carpool Karaoke" experience "a little uncomfortable"
Source: The Sun
Last fall, Grohl and his fellow Foo Fighters bandmates revealed how grueling the "Carpool Karaoke" process is, with guitarist Pat Smear saying, "by hour three in dude’s car it got less fun." Grohl tells The Sun he got an angry text from The Late Late Show host soon after the band's comments were published. “I got a f*cking text from him that morning. He was like, ‘What the f*ck, dude?'" said Grohl. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!’" Grohl said he told Corden, "What we were trying to say was it was uncomfortable to sit in a car and try to sing our own songs... we felt weird about it."
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 4:37PM EDT
Foo Fighters were a bit uncomfortable filming Carpool Karaoke
“By hour three in dude’s car it got less fun,” says guitarist Pat Smear. “It kinda went on. When we stopped at Guitar Center, that felt like we were done, but it was like ‘this is halfway.’” Dave Grohl adds that he found the experience “a little uncomfortable” and wasn’t happy about being made to sing his own songs.