30 Seconds to Mars Lawsuit Documentary to Get TV Premiere


ABC/Randy HolmesNext weekend, 30 Seconds to Mars' 2012 documentary Artifact will get it's U.S. television premiere. Artifact premieres simultaneously on VH1 and Palladia on Saturday, April 26 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.The film chronicles the band's legal struggle with its record label, Virgin/EMI, which filed suit for breach of contract against the band in 2008. In the lawsuit, the label demanded $30 million in damages from the band, which it said was still under contract with Virgin/EMI despite an ongoing royalties dispute.Singer Jared Leto directed the film and in an interview with Yahoo Canada, says that his reaction to the amount of money in the legal documents was outrage. "Your jaw kinda hits the floor, [and] the kid in you is ready to throw a punch," he says.The documentary won awards at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Gotham Independent Film Awards.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Grammy Charity Auction Offering Meet-and-Greet Package with Ozzy Osbourne


Ozzy Osbourne via TwitterAn exciting VIP package is up for bid that will give rock fans the chance to get up close and personal with Ozzy Osbourne.  The meet-and-greet experiences are part of a charity auction that will raise money for the Recording Academy's Grammy Foundation and MusiCares organization.The Ozzy Osbourne package includes two passes to attend the 2014 MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert paying tribute to Ozzy on May 12 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, including a pair of front-row balcony seats, access to the event's soundcheck, a light meal and a private meeting and photo op with the Metal Madman himself. Osbourne and his solo band will perform at the sold-out event, as will Metallica, ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, bluesman Keb' Mo' and other stars.  In addition, The Eagles' Joe Walsh will present Ozzy with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, which aids musicians who are struggling with health and addiction issues.You can bid on the package now through April 25 by visiting eBay.com/Grammy.

Former Korn Touring Guitarist Dead at 35


Courtesy Jonathan Davis via InstagramShane Gibson, who toured with Korn from 2007 to 2010, has died at the age of 35. According to Planet Mosh, the guitarist suffered from a rare form of blood-clotting disorder and passed away at 5:45 a.m. on April 15 in Birmingham, Alabama.Gibson was a member of the band Stork but was best known to music fans as Korn's fill-in guitarist when Brian "Head" Welch was taking a break from the band. Gibson also toured with Korn singer Jonathan Davis' solo band the SFAs.Korn drummer Ray Luzier issued the following statement on his Instagram: "Death is so strange and the timing of it is never right. I'm still in disbelief that we lost Shane Gibson. You were way too young to leave this planet. You were one of the most talented, funniest and caring people I've ever known. I'm honored to have shared the stage and travel many places with you for so many years. My heart goes out to the family and friends that you've touched in your short life. You will truly be missed and never forgotten. RIP."Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Coldplay Guitarist's Apartment Is Famous


Alex Chohlas-WoodNot only does Coldplay get headlines and photo spreads, now the apartment of one of its members does, too.It seems Jonny Buckland has good taste in home furnishings. The Coldplay guitarist's New York pad is featured in Elle Decor, which glowingly describes the West Village loft as "literally and aesthetically clean," "elegantly minimal and flooded with light," "striking" and "radically updated."A photo layout showing the apartment is available on Elle Decor's website and includes eight pictures of the space, including one with Buckland and his wife and two young children. Should you wish to feel closer to Coldplay, there's plenty of information on the furnishings and even the name of the firm that designed the space.The article notes that Jonny Buckland spends most of his time in the U.K. but brings his family to their New York City home several times a year, sometimes for more than a month at a time.Coldplay has just announced a small string of what they're calling "intimate" live shows in relatively small venues.Here are the Coldplay concert dates:4/25 -- Cologne, E-Werk5/5 -- New York, Beacon Theatre5/19 -- Los Angeles, Royce Hall5/28 -- Paris, Casino de Paris6/12 -- Tokyo, Dome City Hall7/1 -- London, Royal Albert HallCopyright 2014 ABC News Radio

fun.'s Andrew Dost Scoring New MTV Show, Upcoming Film


ABC NewsWhile fun. frontman Nate Ruess is recording duets with Pink, and guitarist Jack Antonoff is promoting his side project, Bleachers, and co-writing songs with the likes of Taylor Swift, the group's multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost, has also been keeping busy.Billboard reports that Dost is getting into film and TV scoring, starting with composing the music for MTV's new series Faking It.  Dost says that doing this sort of work is "my career goal" and "my biggest ambition."   The show, which premieres April 22, is a romantic comedy set in a high school in Austin, Texas, and focuses on two girls whose popularity goes through the roof when a rumor starts that they're gay.  It isn't true, but the two decide to continue the charade because of their new social status.On top of that show, Dost is also scoring a movie called Me Him Her, which stars Scott Bakula and Haley Joel Osment.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

2014 Record Store Day Offering Hundreds of Exclusive Vinyl Releases


RecordStoreDay.comSpring is in the air, but if you breathe deeply enough you may also pick up the scent of fresh vinyl. This Saturday, April 19, marks the seventh annual installment of Record Store Day, which is celebrated at select music retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and several other countries.  In conjunction with the unofficial holiday, a vast number of artists are issuing limited-edition vinyl singles, EPs and LPs that are sold exclusively at participating independent record shops.This year's Record Store Day is proving to be one of the most expansive yet, with more than 400 special releases headed for U.S. stores alone.  Obviously, there are way too many discs to list, but among some of the noteworthy acts represented are Aerosmith, David Bowie, the Flaming Lips, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes, Linkin Park & Jay-Z, Mastodon, My Chemical Romance, Nirvana, The Ramones, Regina Spektor, R.E.M., Soundgarden and Tegan and Sara.Here's some specific information about a few of the releases sure to interest audiophiles and fans:- Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea" and "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" -- the first release of "Pennyroyal" on seven-inch vinyl. The B-side was originally supposed to be released in 1994 but was shelved when Kurt Cobain committed suicide.- Soundgarden's Superunknown: The Singles -- a set of five 10-inch vinyl discs.- Mastodon -- Live at Brixton -- 180-gram vinyl two-LP set, with DVD, limited to run of 2,000.- R.E.M. -- Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions -- a limited edition four-LP vinyl set. Besides the complete aired Unplugged performances, the set will contain 11 songs that didn't make it to the televised show.- Regina Spektor -- "You've Got Time" -- the theme song to Orange Is the New Black, pressed on orange vinyl. Limited edition of 3,000.- David Bowie's "1984" picture disc -- a seven-inch single featuring a photo of Bowie with famed beat author William S. Burroughs, and including the original version of the song and a live rendition from a December 1974 TV appearance.- Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes' Live at the Greek -- a three-LP version of the 2000 album -- on red, clear and blue vinyl discs -- capturing performances from Page and The Crowes' collaborative 1999 shows in Los Angeles.Check out the full list of special releases at RecordStoreDay.com.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Paul Stanley of KISS Wrapping Up Book Tour


HarperAudio.comKISS frontman Paul Stanley has published his autobiography, Paul Stanley: Face the Music: A Life Exposed, and is on a book tour through California this week to sign books and meet fans. Despite the fact that Stanley appears on the cover in full KISS makeup, he tells ABC News Radio "I didn't write a KISS book, I wrote a book about my life."The book opens with Stanley's childhood, which tells the tale of a pretty rough beginning. "I was born without a right ear, deaf on that side, all kinds of learning disabilities because of it and a fairly dysfunctional family," he says.  He admits he pursued fame because he thought it would cure his problems. "And I became famous, luckily, and at that point I realized that it wasn't the answer, so at that point you either start to do drugs and numb yourself or you can roll up your sleeves and get your life together and stop being a victim," he says simply, but readers of Face The Music will learn that Stanley's journey was far from simple -- in fact, it was full of loneliness and self-doubt.Paul Stanley admits to ABC News Radio that he "couldn't have written the book 15 years ago because it wouldn't have had a happy ending. The only reason to write a book like this is not to wallow in pity or cry 'Woe is me,' it's to show people that you can pick yourself up by your bootstraps and wind up with a great life, when at some point it was anything but."In typical KISS fashion, Stanley brags to ABC News Radio that his is "a great story," but then quickly follows that up by saying, "When you're writing about yourself it turns into a love letter. There's been enough of those on the market. The only reason I decided to write a book is when I thought my life might shed some light on other people, about their struggles, and that even the people they hold in high esteem or look up to, struggle. And then it's how you deal with the struggle [that matters]." Paul Stanley will be appearing at the Miramar Marine Base in San Diego on Friday, April 18, and at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco on Saturday, April 19. Go to PaulStanley.com for times and details.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Help Save Pearl Jam's Recording Console


LondonBridgeStudios.comLondon Bridge Studios in Seattle is the site where many a formative album was recorded -- Pearl Jam's Ten; Soundgarden's Louder Than Love; Dirt, Jar of Flies, Facelift and Tripod -- all from Alice in Chains; and the self-titled albums from Candlebox and Blind Melon, among many others.  Those albums were molded and shaped by a vintage recording console called made by Neve, which the studio holds in high esteem -- so high, in fact, that it's asking for funds to help save it from the junkpile.London Bridge says it'll cost $75,000 to rebuild the aging hulk of sonic goodness and they've started a fundraising campaign through IndieGoGo to collect money toward the goal.There's bang available for your buck -- $35 gets you a grunge-tastic t-shirt.  $150 gets you two shirts, plus a private tour for two.  For $250, your name gets inscribed on the recording console for the Eddie Vedders of the world to mouth their thanks to. Here's where it really gets interesting -- wanna be the next Alice in Chains?  For donations between $650-850, you can get time with London Bridge Studios producers and engineers.  The first band to kick in $1,500 gets to be the last band to record on the Neve, and the first band to flip $2,500 toward the cause gets to run the first licks through the reconditioned Neve.The grand poobah of donations is $15,000 -- this gets you a top-shelf secret producer twiddlin' the Neve's knobs on your next album.As of this writing, London Bridge Studios still had a ways to go to reach the goal. Hit IndieGoGo.com to help preserve grunge history.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Slash Takes Credit -- Incorrectly -- for Broadcasting's Seven-Second Delay


ABC News RadioSlash is the first to admit that he didn't care much for school, and it's clear he's not up on his broadcasting history.  In the latest digital issue of FuseTV's Backatcha -- in which rock stars discuss highlights of their band's pasts -- the guitarist tries to take credit for broadcasting's seven-second delay.  That's the feature that lets radio jocks and TV producers "dump" up to seven seconds of audio in the event that some rock star slips with an F-bomb or one of the many other violations of the FCC's stringent rules.In the Backatcha episode, Slash says that he and the rest of his old band Guns N' Roses were "accepting an award for something and we were just really, really drunk.  That was the beginning of the seven-second rule...for swearing.  The seven-second delay?  We started it.  Every other word was 'f**k this' and 'f**king that.'"Not quite.  As much as the GN'R guys might have tried to exercise the seven-second delay as often as they could, it was actually invented way back in 1952, before any of them were born.In other Guns N' Roses news, frontman Axl Rose will receive this year's Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award next week, at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles, when he'll will join the ranks of past honorees Rush, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. The Revolver Golden Gods Awards will be held at L.A.'s Nokia Theater on Wednesday, April 23.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

For The Pretty Reckless, Success Means Being Dogged By Paparazzi


Razor & TieThe Pretty Reckless are enjoying the success of their second studio album, called Going to Hell. Well, they're enjoying most of the attention, anyway -- except for the paparazzi. Because of the high profile of singer Taylor Momsen -- who was in the smash TV series Gossip Girl before launching her music career -- the band receives a lot more attention than its peers, and this reach extends to the paparazzi as well.On Thursday, The Pretty Reckless made some media stops, including an appearance on VH1's The Morning Buzz and ABC News Radio. In between, a photographer tailed the band and tried to snap photos when Momsen was getting out of her car. The singer tells ABC News Radio that she's used to the attention, even in New York. "In New York it's a little easier to hide, they don't stalk you as much, but if they know you're going to be appearing somewhere, like VH1 Morning Buzz, they're showing up."Overall, though, Momsen says dealing with the photo snappers in New York City is much easier than in Los Angeles, where she's been assaulted by paparazzi. "New York mentality is 'mind your own business,'" she says. "They're not so invasive. Like the guy outside [this studio] was cool, I was like, '"We gotta get up there, but when I come down I'll take a picture,' and he was like, 'Okay, thanks.'"The Pretty Reckless' latest single, "Heaven Knows," is streaming on the band's website, GoingToHell.me, now.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Soundgarden Streams Unreleased Demo of "Black Hole Sun"


Courtesy Soundgarden via InstagramAs previously reported, Soundgarden will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of Superunknown with two deluxe editions of the album, and also a vinyl version. The deluxe editions will include previously-unreleased rehearsal recordings, demos and b-sides. They are set to be released on June 3.To hold fans over until then, the band has released a demo version of "Black Hole Sun," one of the two Grammy-winning tracks from Superunknown. It's streaming on the band's SoundCloud page now, and sounds pretty much like a rougher version of the original -- rawer somehow, but still very recognizable.Superunknown debuted at number one the week it was released in March 1994 and remains Soundgarden's best-selling album.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Alice Cooper Talks Super Duper New Documentary, Recalls Conquering His Alcohol P


Banger FilmsThe new Alice Cooper documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper will premiere today at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 7 in New York City.  The film, which is being billed as the first-ever "doc opera," tells the dramatic true story of how Vincent Furnier, a preacher's son who was born in Detroit and raised in Phoenix, grew up to be one of rock music's most outlandish entertainers.The movie also examines Cooper's struggles with alcohol and drug abuse during the 1970s and early '80s, and his reemergence as a clean-and-sober elder rock statesman.  Super Duper Alice Cooper combines archival footage and photos, animated segments and theatrical scenes with new audio interviews with Alice, members of his original band, longtime manager Shep Gordon, Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Iggy Pop, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, Sex Pistols singer John Lydon and others.One of the interesting devices directors Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen and Reginald Harkema used in the film was the integration of clips from the 1920 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to reflect Cooper's struggle for identity with the character he portrayed on stage.Cooper tells ABC News Radio that he loved the use of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the documentary, and recalls that "the guys came to me and they said, 'We just can't do a normal autobiography because it's Alice Cooper and that's a character that's always theatrical.  We have to do something different…We were thinking about Jekyll and Hyde."  Alice added that he thought the character was perfect as an analogy for his struggle.As the film reveals, as Cooper's popularity and fame skyrocketed, he began drinking to excess while acting as if his crazy concert persona was who he was in real life."I think that when I was drinking there was a big, gray area of where Alice began and where I stopped," he says.  "And, when I got sober I finally realized the fact that, yeah, I don't have to be this character all the time."Although Alice went through extensive treatment for his alcoholism in the late 1970s, he relapsed in the early '80s, adding a serious cocaine problem on top of his drinking issues.  The period is captured in the film in an interview clip taped during his 1981-1982 tour in support of his Special Forces album in which he appears frighteningly gaunt.Cooper says of the segment, "I look at that and I go, 'That was another life.'  I mean, that was 32 years ago, and, to me, it doesn't even seem like that was me…I mean, I know it was me but you don't really realize how deep you get into things until you [see a video like that]."Cooper got sober for good shortly after that, and now he says he has no trouble separating his real life from that of the onstage Alice."I can live my life every day with my wife and my kids and go play golf and go to the mall and go to church on Sunday and do everything that a dad does, and then when it's time to play Alice, well, I look forward to that now," he tells ABC News Radio.  "It's sort of like Anthony Hopkins looking forward to playing Hannibal Lecter.  I mean, how much fun is that?"Cooper will attend tonight's premiere and will take part during a Q&A session during the event."You can ask me anything," he says of the planned interview segment.  "I have got no skeletons in the closet here, so it doesn't matter to me what you want to talk about.  We'll talk about it."

Coldplay Announces "Intimate" Live Shows


Image credit: Sarah LeeColdplay has announced that they'll play six “intimate” live shows in the U.S., Japan and Europe in support of the band’s new album, Ghost Stories.The run of live shows begins April 25 in Cologne, Germany, and wraps up July 1 at Royal Albert Hall in London.In between, the group will play shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo.Tickets for the Cologne show will go on sale April 19 at Eventim.de. Details about the other five shows will be made available to fans who join the band's mailing list at Coldplay.com.The Ghost Stories album features nine tracks and is scheduled to arrive in stores and digital outlets on May 19. The album is available for pre-order on iTunes.  "Magic" is the first single from Ghost Stories.Here are the Coldplay concert dates:4/25 -- Cologne, E-Werk5/5 -- New York, Beacon Theatre5/19 -- Los Angeles, Royce Hall5/28 -- Paris, Casino de Paris6/12 -- Tokyo, Dome City Hall7/1 -- London, Royal Albert HallCopyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Dave Grohl: Hall of Fame Performance Took "a Little Bit of Musical Preparation a


Courtesy Foo Fighters via InstagramDave Grohl didn't take lightly the decision for Nirvana to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last week.  In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Nirvana drummer admits that neither he nor original bassist Krist Novoselic had played the band's songs since Kurt Cobain's death and that they hand't "even start[ed] talking about playing until about eight weeks ago.  It just seemed practically impossible.  It was hard to imagine jumping onstage and playing those songs."Grohl says that getting ready for the performance took "a little bit of musical preparation, and a lot of emotional preparation." And the all-female guest singers?  It seems that women were the courageous ones.  Grohl says he approached what Rolling Stone called "a handful of A-list male rock stars," all of whom said no.  "[They] were nervous," says Grohl.Joan Jett was the first to agree.  "She took it on like it was her calling," says Grohl.  "She's everything that Nirvana stood for.  She's a powerful, rebellious, musical force of nature."  Jett learned every song on Nevermind.  The idea for an all-female-fronted tribute followed, with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Annie Clark -- aka St. Vincent -- and Lorde signing on.Grohl, Novoselic and Nirvana touring member Pat Smear met everyone in New York City a few days before the induction to rehearse, and Novoselic admits he had to buy a "Nirvana tab book a week before to re-learn my parts."He wasn't the only rusty one.  Grohl says rehearsals nearly did him in.  "I haven't played those drum parts since I was 25 [and] I'm 45 now," he admits.  "We played for 10 hours each day.  After the first night of rehearsals, I limped home, had two glasses of wine, three Advil, took a hot shower and slept for 10 hours.  That's a coma for me, because I never sleep."The band members -- including all the guest singers except Lorde, who had to fly to California for Coachella, plus two additional singers, J.Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and John Cauley of Deer Tick -- ended the evening a few miles down the road at a club in Brooklyn, where they pounded out a 19-song Nirvana set.  Novoselic hints that Nirvana fans might be in for a VERY big treat, as the entire after-party was being taped with multiple cameras.  "I think they were bolted to the ceiling," says Novoselic.  "I don't know what Dave is going to do with it.  But he's a film guy.  He'll figure it out and make something good."Nirvana fans, stay tuned.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Coldplay Streams Behind-the-Scenes "Magic" Video


Parlophone RecordsHow did Chris Martin levitate in the new Coldplay video? The director of the clip, Pete Ohs, doesn't want fans of the band to lie awake at night wondering -- so he's put together a little behind-the-scenes look at the magic behind the "Magic" video.In the four-and-a-half minute compilation, Martin fools around with the cast, tries out magic tricks and is pulled upward by wires. The director frets about time, the sun setting and everyone looking the way they're supposed to. Despite whatever separation Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow might have been negotiating at the time of the production, Martin seems relaxed and happy.The behind-the-scenes "Magic" video can be viewed on Coldplay's YouTube channel."Magic" is the first single from Coldplay's new album Ghost Stories. The album features nine tracks and is scheduled to arrive in stores and digital outlets on May 19. An exclusive deluxe edition being offered by Target will include three bonus tracks.  If you pre-order the album now on iTunes, you'll receive an instant download of "Magic."Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

AC/DC Confirms Guitarist Malcolm Young Stepping Away Due to Illness, but Band Wi


Columbia RecordsAC/DC has confirmed that while the band is not retiring, guitarist Malcolm Young is in fact suffering from a health crisis that will force him to step away from the band."After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support," reads a statement from the band released Wednesday. "In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time.  The band will continue to make music."Frontman Brian Johnson, tells Wednesday's edition of London's Telegraph newspaper, "We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver.  We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."AC/DC's last album, 2008's Black Ice, was a huge success, and the tour that followed was one of the highest-grossing in history, according to Billboard.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Saliva Singer Reveals the Stories Behind New Songs in Web Video Series


Rum Bum RecordsSaliva has launched a web video series in which the band is previewing and discussing each track from it's forthcoming album, Rise Up. The first two episodes are up on CraveOnline now -- one for the album's lead single and title track, another for the album's second track "She Can Sure Hide Crazy.""It was written about one of the members' ex-wives," says frontman Bobby Amaru of "She Can Sure Hide Crazy." "The stories he had, man, just made the lyrics very easy."More webisodes are expected in the near future. Rise Up, which arrives on April 29, will be Saliva’s first album since Under Your Skin in 2011.In the meantime, Saliva continues a lengthy tour Wednesday night with a show at the Whiskey A Go-Go in Hollywood, CA. For a complete list of dates, go to the band’s official website. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Brian Johnson Denies AC/DC Retirement Rumors, Confirms Band Member Has "Debilita


BMGSo the truth is, AC/DC is not retiring, but one member of the band is indeed ill.  That's according to frontman Brian Johnson, who tells Wednesday's edition of London's Telegraph newspaper, "We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver.  We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."Johnson's statements contradict growing rumors this week that AC/DC is retiring because of the band members, rumored to be guitarist Malcolm Young, is ill, with some reports claiming he's recently suffered a stroke that's left the 61-year-old unable to play, or to play well. Johnson will only confirm that someone in the band is ill.  "One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don't want to say too much about it," says the singer.  "He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap. We've been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much."AC/DC's last album, 2008's Black Ice, was a huge success, and the tour that followed was one of the highest-grossing in history, according to Billboard."AC/DC is such a tight family," Johnson tells the Telegraph.  "We've stuck to our guns through the eighties and nineties when people were saying we should change our clothes and our style. But we didn't and people got it that we are the real deal."Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Josh Homme Breaks Gay Stereotypes in "Portlandia" Appearance


Gary Miller/FilmMagicJosh Homme will appear on this week’s installment of the popular IFC TV series Portlandia, according to the network’s official website.In the episode, the Queens of the Stone Age singer plays Carrie Brownstein’s gay brother who has come to Portland to introduce his boyfriend to Carrie and co-star Fred Armisen.  The gag is that Carrie and Fred are expecting a stereotypical gay couple who they're hoping will help them redecorate their house.  But Josh and his boyfriend are slobs who met by getting into a bar fight at ESPN Zone and drink Jagermeister for breakfast."I totally got ripped off on the gay relative thing," says Carrie in a teaser video clip.Portlandia airs Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on IFC.Copyright 2014 ABC News Radiovar bc_params = {"api":"hybrid","playerId":"88218671001","playerKey":"AQ~~,AAAAAAAn_zM~,B6LaFUvNnt2RhwK5cjOvZ4hHQyd5XXC9"};brightcove.createExperiences(); 

Veruca Salt Announces First Tour Dates in 19 Years


Gary KordanHot on the heels of their reunion announcement, Veruca Salt has unveiled a series of U.S. tour dates. The tour -- which kicks off June 22 in Portland, Oregon -- marks the first time the four original band members have shared a stage since 1995.As previously reported, Veruca Salt will release a new vinyl single on Saturday in honor of Record Store Day. It will include their biggest hit, 1994’s “Seether,” backed by a pair of new songs, “It’s Holy” and “The Museum of Broken Relationships.”Here is a full list of the band’s tour dates:6/22 -- Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios   6/23 -- Seattle, WA, The Tractor Tavern 6/26 -- San Francisco, CA, The Independent 6/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy 7/9 -- Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theater 7/10 -- Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom 7/11 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bunbury Music Festival 7/12 -- Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall 7/13 -- St. Louis, MO, Firebird 7/21 -- Washington, D.C., Black Cat 7/22 -- Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of Living Arts 7/24 -- New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom 7/25 -- Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg 7/26 -- Boston, MA, Brighton Music HallCopyright 2014 ABC News Radio