Jukebox – Music News Cuts – 2/16

Written by on February 16, 2024


Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl connected with Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Charlie Benante to cover the Bad Brains 1982 classic song, “The Regulator.” The song was put together at Grohl’s Stuidio 606, and will be put on G.B.I. (Grohl, Benante, Ian)

Scott Ian explains how everything went down.

“ANTHRAX were recording our new album at 606 and the FOOs were there rehearsing at the same time,” he said. “Dave had popped into the studio to hang and listen to what we were doing and we’d gone over to hear the FOOs rehearse. I texted Dave the next morning and said: ‘Hey! Good to see ya the other day. Are you rehearsing today? I’ll be there doing guitars. Wanna record a MINOR THREAT song? BAD BRAINS?’ He replied immediately with the Spotify link for ‘The Regulator’. I said I’d be there at 12:30 p.m. and he said, ‘See you at 1.’ It was that simple.

“We recorded at 606. Charlie and I asked Dave if he’d play drums and sing as well, he was in. Charlie plays bass and I’m on guitar. GBI.

“The spark to do this was to raise money for HR’s healthcare. All the proceeds will be donated to him for that. And what better day to do it than Record Store Day? It helps Indie stores as well, win/win.

“We ripped ‘Regulator’ live in two takes, the way it should be! It was so much fun to get to play with Dave on drums and to hear his voice with my guitar! We’re all such huge BAD BRAINS fans and have asked WWBBD? (What would BAD BRAINS do?) many times.”

Record Store Day began in 2007, originally as a gathering for independent record stores.

The Offspring

For the 30th Anniversary of the Offspring’s hit album, “Smash,” they are taking over the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas. The event will feature an art installation that contains unreleased items from “Smash.”

This anniversary show is going to be intense. The band themselves will be performing roles in the museum, with lead guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman acting as a tour guide. There’s also going to be a closely packed Q&A by the band, followed by an acoustic set.

For the ticket price for the event, you also get a special limited edition copy of “Smash.” That on top of the guided tour of the museum by Noodles.


April 20th is Record Store Day, and there is a list of great releases coming out for that day. Seattle grunge fans will especially please with a couple of the releases. Mudhoney are putting out a 5LP box set, entitled Suck You Dry: The Reprise Years. It includes the three major albums released on Reprise in the 1990s – Piece of Cake (1992), My Brother the Cow (1992), and Tomorrow Hit Today (1998). It also includes The 1993 Reprise EP Five Dollar Bob’s Mock Cooter Stew, and bonus LPs with extras.

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