"When people have the opportunity to look forward to a bright future with educational opportunities, safety, security and a positive economic outlook, they do not take to the streets and riot. When people are standing at the lip of the abyss, looking into a future of poverty, deprivation and crime, that is when the powder-keg is set to be lit. As the gap between rich and poor grows more grotesque around the globe, it's really no surprise that the incidents we've seen in the U.K. recently are occurring."
Tom Morello's next album as protest-rock outfit The Nightwatchman is called World Wide Rebel Songs. It's out August 30.
>> Red Hot Chili Peppers' frontman Anthony Keidis explains "Brendan's Death Song" off their forthcoming album I'm With You out August 30. Brendan Mullen was the Los Angeles promoter that gave RHCP their first big break - opening for Bad Brains in 1983. Keidis was on his way to the studio for the first day of work on the new RHCP album when he learned of Mullen's death.
>> Red Hot Chili Peppers' former guitarist John Frusciante and his wife are victims of a stalker! A female fan repeatedly harassed them about a screenplay she wanted to write about Frusciante's life which, to her credit, has been very interesting between his time with RHCP and a well-documented, severe drug problem during much of the 90s.
>> Muse bassist Chris Wolstenholme says the band should hit the studio in September to start writing the follow up to their 2009 album The Resistance.
>> Radiohead will release a double remix album of tracks from The King of Limbs this fall. TKOL RMX 1234567 should drop October 11.
>>Steve Albini, influential as a producer (Nirvana, Pixies) and his own music (Big Black, Shellac), had some pretty nasty things to say about hipster-lauded rappers Odd Future after sharing an airport shuttle with the alt-hip-hop collective.
Alzheimer's might be the cause of more deaths in the United States than previously thought. Currently, Alzheimer's ranks number six on the list of mortality rates in America causing nearly 84,000 deaths per year.
A lost message from more than 60 years ago may finally finish its long journey. Sheila Polk bought a book from a Plant City, Florida Goodwill but when she flipped to the back page she got a lot more than she bargained for, a little piece of history still unopened.
As the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius continues in South Africa, NBC News has agreed to pay Reeva Steenkamp's family a "modest fee" for cooperating in several interviews about the paralympian's former girlfriend.
Some students are starting a petition to try to save a $250,000 car from being crushed. South Puget Sound Community College's automotive school has been ordered to crush a rare Dodge Viper within two weeks.