In April 1994, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain was found in his garage in Seattle, dead from a single shotgun blast to the head. It’s been 25 years since his passing and, over that time, Cobain has gone from just the leader of a band to one of the iconic figures of the 90s and of the grunge genre. In this edition of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll look back at Cobain’s life and try to figure out how a bright light burned himself out so quickly.
Recently the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame held its induction ceremonies, enshrining such legends of rock as Stevie Nicks, The Zombies, and Def Leppard into the Valhalla of rock music. Now that the 2019 ceremonies are complete, it’s time to take a look at those who are newly eligible and those that have been eligible for some time but haven’t been voted in. Such newcomers as The Notorious B.I.G., Stabbing Westward and Weezer are all eligible (having released their first album in 1994), while stalwarts such as Warren Zevon, Jimmy Buffett and Pat Benatar all look for their first nominations. Take a listen to the newcomers and the veterans – which ones will be nominated come this fall?
If the weather is getting warmer, that means that the concert season is getting ready to heat up! 2019 is looking like one of the biggest concert years in recent memory, with tours by bands such as The Chainsmokers, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and solo artists such as Ariana Grande, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez hitting the stage. And this isn’t even looking at the festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and the granddaddy of them all, Woodstock 50! Listen here to learn more about the upcoming 2019 summer concert season!
Wrapping up the Renegades Radio Podcast’s look at Classic Rock Magazine’s 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time, we’re going to take a look at some of the artists who DID make it onto that very selective list. Included among the 100 albums were several highly successful artists and a few surprises, including TWO records from the Irish band Thin Lizzy – take a listen to where they ended up!