ROCK NEWS REPORT 17 MAY 18

CHICKENFOOT REUNITES AT ACOUSTIC BENEFIT IN SAN FRANCISCO

Chickenfoot reunited at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Tuesday night (May 15th) during the fifth annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert. After opening the show with a short set of his own, ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar returned to the stage to join the other members of Chickenfoot -- guitarist Joe Satriani, bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith -- for their first performance together in just over two years.

  • The quartet clearly seemed to be enjoying themselves, playing songs from their catalog including "Oh Yeah," "Sexy Little Thing" and "Something's Going Wrong."
  • Other performers throughout the evening included co-host Bob Weir, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin, Eddie Money, Vic Johnson and blues legend Taj Mahal.
  • Chickenfoot formed in 2008 and released two studio LPs and one live set, with the band making infrequent appearances since 2011.
  • Acoustic-4-A-Cure was created by Hagar and Metallica's James Hetfield, who co-hosted the first three years. Artists who have performed at the event include Dave Grohl, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jerry Cantrell, Linda Perry, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Adam Sandler, Nancy Wilson, Tommy Lee and many more.
  • The yearly show benefits The Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital.

Story source: Loudwire

CHECK IT OUT: Watch fan-filmed footage of Chickenfoot performing "Sexy Little Thing":

 


LAWSUIT KEEPS KURT COBAIN'S DEATH PHOTOS PRIVATE

Frances Bean and mother Courtney Love have won the lawsuit against journalist Richard Lee, granting their wishes to keep Kurt Cobain’sdeath photos sealed. Lee, who strongly believes Kurt was murdered, sought photos from the scene of his death under the Washington State’s Public Records Act in order to prove his point. 

In 2014, Lee sued Seattle and its police department for the records. By 2015, the case had been thrown out when Judge Theresa Doyle ruled Lee never gave officials enough time to handle his request. She also said releasing the photos would be “highly offensive to a reasonable person.” He then appealed, which prompted Courtney and Frances to drop in. They testified against him to block the release of the photos. During their testimony, both Courtney and Frances detailed the trauma they’ve experienced following Kurt’s death.

According to docs, there are four rolls of photos from the scene of Kurt’s 1994 death. Now that the Cobain family has won, it keeps those photos sealed away from public view.

Source: The Blast

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