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Roger Daltrey Dealing With Hearing Loss


Roger Daltrey has revealed that he — like Who bandmate Pete Townshend — is suffering from hearing problems. Daltrey spoke candidly to Britain’s Daily Mirror, claiming he’s now “deaf as a post,” and needs to frequently check in with hearing specialists. He explained, “I’ve got hearing aids, amongst other problems. I’m getting old, and this is what happens when you are in a rock band. I got the hearing aids about five years ago. It happens to us all, but it’s no fun. . . We are all going to die of something. It’s a natural part of life — I don’t worry about it.”



New Soundgarden Book Out Now


A new book about Soundgarden titled Photofantasm Soundgarden: Nudedragons To King Animal is out now in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. The book highlights the Seattle band’s reunion via hundreds of pages of photographs, graphic art, anecdotes, interviews, and reviews, all contributed by fans, artists, musicians, authors, photographers, and other notable personalities.


The book chronicles Soundgarden concerts across the globe from 2010, when the band announced its reunion, to 2013, as it toured behind its 2012 album King Animal.


The book features more than 300 contributors from more than 30 countries on six continents.

The book is dedicated to a Soundgarden fan who lost a battle with cancer. All net proceeds from its sale will go to Canary Foundation, which is solely dedicated to the funding of early cancer-detection solutions.

The hefty 592-page book includes more than 1,000 photographs, plus concert posters, original artwork, hundreds of stories, interviews, reviews, and more.

Photofantasm Soundgarden: Nudedragons To King Animal can be purchased exclusively at www.Photofantasm.com



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Lars Ulrich: Cobain Documentary Was Too Much


(Classic Rock) Lars Ulrich has described the Kurt Cobain documentary as “challenging” to watch and says some of the scenes were “too much.”

Ulrich’s own band Metallica were the subject of 2004 documentary Some Kind Of Monster which gave viewers a close and personal look behind the scenes as they dealt with the most turbulent period of their career following the departure of bassist Jason Newsted.

Speaking about Cobain: Montage Of Heck, Ulrich says: “I thought it was unique. Never quite seen a film like that. I loved being that close to Kurt, but I also had issues being that close to him, because it took a little bit of the mystique away.

“‘Do I really need to see Kurt Cobain in a bathtub?’ As a fan of Cobain, and as a fan of Nirvana, it was almost too much, it was almost too close.”

Despite the difficulty he had with the film, Ulrich admits it is a “great piece of film making.”