The Rock Rap Sheet - 02/08/2019

Here’s are 3 stories from the world of modern rock today:

  1. Foo Fighters announced this week that it has teamed up with the Rocksteady Music School for a free initiative which will give children ages five to 16 the chance to learn how to play their favorite Foos tracks — regardless of whether or not they’ve ever played an instrument — in just 30 minutes.

A statement explained, “Rocksteady: Just Play workshops will offer young people across the U.K. the chance to experience the magic, inspiration and challenges that come with learning to play a musical instrument. The events will be open to all, taking place on February 16 in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Guildford, Kingston and Romford.”

Teachers will be on hand to guide the kids through the songs, while all the instruments will be supplied. There will also be drawings for prizes, with kids getting the chance to win T-shirts, albums and signed drumsticks.

2. Matt Bellamy has shared a teaser clip ahead of the Muse world tour, and despite a previous claim that this tour would rely more on choreography, it looks like they’ve stepped up their tech game.

In a video posted on Instagram, Bellamy appears encased in the exoskeleton of a giant robot and stomps around on stage..

“Getting geared up #simulationtheoryworldtour,” wrote Bellamy.

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3. Billy Corgan has been reunited with his Fender Stratocaster from the band’s ‘Gish’ era, almost 27 years after the instrument was stolen by a man after a show.

The guitar somehow ended up at a yard sale in Michigan before ending up in woman named Beth’s hands. A friend pointed out the similarity to Corgan’s famous guitar and was able to track down the singer.

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