Dave Grohl, with Them Crooked Vultures at The Paramount.
-- Sound on the Sound: Columbia City Theater will celebrate its grand re-opening during a the weekends between June 25 and July 3. Confirmed acts include Grand Hallway and the Maldives.
-- Free MP3: Pearly Gate Music's "Big Escape," from their self-titled debut, due May 18 via Barsuk Records.
-- Rolling Stone: Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister on his time as a Jimi Hendrix Roadie: "If a woman came into the room, he'd shoot to his feet and get a chair out for her. He was old fashioned like that. Good manners don't cost nothing."
-- BBC: Dave Grohl on the hardest Them Crooked Vultures song to play: "They're all pretty easy for me. I'm Dave Grohl, Damn it!"
-- NPR: Carrie Brownstein: "Most of us music fans see or hear enough great music throughout the year -- made by both 18- and 80-year olds -- to know that it's not the years that suck both the musician and the audience dry; it's cynicism, soullessness and, well, crappy songs."
-- Reverb: Oh, yeah, and Duff McKagan makes it official, and announces his book deal.