• Maybe Dave Grohl isn’t the nicest guy in rock after all? The Foo Fighters frontman apparently blew off a recording session with the Melvins and Grohl’s former Nirvana bandmate, bassistKrist Novoselic. Melvins leader Buzz Osbourne said, “Dave was supposed to show up — and he just never showed up. Blew it off, totally. And it was his idea! I didn’t appreciate that, you know? I’m a lot of things, but one thing I’m not doing is sitting next to the phone in curlers, waiting for Dave Grohl to call me, you know? When he totally blows you off like that, it’s f**ked. But whatever. There’s nothing I can do about that. So we did some recording with Krist while he was here . . . But Dave, he’s busy playing songs at the Oscars and s**t.” (Alternative Nation)
  • A punk comedy starring Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will make its premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, called Geezer, stars Armstrong in his first leading role as a retired rocker who dives back into the punk scene in order to escape the doldrums of middle age. Armstrong is scheduled to play a live performance after the world premiere screening. (Rolling Stone)
  • Harvey Danger bassist Aaron Huffman has passed away at the age of 43. The news was reported by Sean Nelson, the band’s singer, who now serves as the arts editor and music critic for The Stranger. Nelson penned a tribute to his former bandmate, revealing that the musician had died March 6th of respiratory failure following a long illness. Harvey Danger was formed in 1992 and enjoyed their biggest success with their 1997 album, Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?, which featured the breakout Top Five single “Flagpole Sitta.” (Loudwire)

CHECK IT OUT: Read Sean Nelson’s tribute to Aaron Huffman here, and watch the video for “Flagpole Sitta” below: