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Pete Townshend has released "Guantanamo," one of two new cuts to feature on the upcoming comp Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend, due to land on June 30. "Down in Guantanamo, guilty with no charge," Townshend sings on the politically charged track. "I hope it offers a selection that works to introduce new fans to my solo work," he says of the new tune.
Courtney Love has released "Miss Narcissist," a cut set to be released as a seven-inch along with "Radio Killer." A digital version, however, is available now via SoundCloud. "Miss Narcissist, come on / Magnificent and obvious / Bless us with your presence / And your paranoia," Love sings on the blistering new track.
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Duff McKagan recently teamed up to cover the classic Guns N' Roses' track "Sweet Child O' Mine." The duo played their own instrumental rendition of the track at a release party hosted by McKagan for his new book How To Be A Man at Seattle's Neptune Theatre on Sunday, May 17.
A California venue that previously banned Green Day for signing a major label record deal lifted the ban recently to host them for a surprise concert. Green Day was once barred from playing renowned punk venue 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California after signing major label Reprise Records for the release of their album Dookie in 1994.