In Other Rock News…(August 2nd)

Maynard James Keenan, Third Man Records, and Red Hot Chili Peppers make up the August 2nd installment of “In Other Rock News…”  Enjoy!

More Dates Added To Maynard James Keenan Book Tour

Maynard James Keenan’s book tour in support of his biography A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things is really starting to take shape.  Five more dates have been added!  Check out the new dates in bold below!

11/9 Nashville, TN City Winery (SOLD OUT)
11/11 New York, NY The New York Society for Ethical Culture
11/12 Washington, DC Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (7 pm reading) (SOLD OUT)
11/12 Washington, DC Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (10:30 pm reading)
11/14 Toronto, ON Convocation Hall (University of Toronto)
11/16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall (7 pm reading) (SOLD OUT)
11/16 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall (10:30 pm reading)
11/18 Portland, OR The Aladdin Theater
11/19 Seattle, WA Kane Auditorium
11/21 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre

VIDEO:  Third Man Records’ Icarus Craft Plays First Phonograph In “Near Space”

THEY DID IT!  Jack White’s goal of playing the first ever phonograph in space (actually “near space” to be accurate by NASA standards) has been accomplished.  The video below recounts the whole history-making event.  (Seriously…even Third Man’s video production is outstanding!)

Icarus Craft Makes History: First Phonographic Record Played In Space RECAP VIDEO

Third Man Records has officially made history in celebration of their 7th Anniversary by launching the first record played in Space. The launch of the ICARUS CRAFT, a custom "space-proof" turntable attached to a high-altitude balloon, occurred on July 2nd just outside of Marsing, Idaho, spinning Third Man's THREE MILLIONTH record pressed.


RHCP Add Another No. 1 To The Record Books

Finally, congrats are in order for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  The band scored another number 1 on the Modern Rock chart with their latest single “Dark Necessities,” extending their record for the artist with the most No. 1 singles in Modern Rock chart history with 13 total.  This also marks RHCP’s 14th song to reach the Top 5 and 25th to reach the Top 10 on the Alternative Chart.



Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.