(hennemusic) Robert Plant joined Jack White to perform the Led Zeppelin classic, "The Lemon Song", at Lollapalooza Argentina on Saturday. Both artists were on the bill on the opening day of the weekend festival in Buenos Aires.
Last fall, when Plant was launching his latest album, "lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar", the singer said he was interested in working with the former White Stripes leader.
When asked by a fan during a Facebook chat if he would consider recording with White, Plant replied, "I love Jack White's buccaneer spirit, and the way he dodges through the musical horizons. I'd be happy to make a single with him."
"I'd like to do a track called 'Love Me' which was originally recorded by The Phantom," he added at the time. "In fact, I'm going to Nashville on Sunday and can do it on Monday morning! I've got lunch with Alison Krauss at 2pm and cocktails with Patty Griffin at 8pm."
While that schedule didn't work out for the pair, both are on the road supporting their latest projects: Plant with "lullaby.." and White with his second solo release, "Lazaretto."
Watch video of the jam here.
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(Classic Rock) Art Of Anarchy have released a trailer for their debut album and confirmed it will be released on June 8 via Another Century. The band features Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Disturbed bassist John Moyer, Jon Votta on guitar and his brother Vince on drums.
Vocals on the self-titled record are handled by former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland, although he has since said he is not a member of he group and was only hired for recording purposes..
The band say: "We're all excited our album will be released worldwide on Century Media/Another Century and the public will finally hear what this band stands for."
Weiland moved quickly to distance himself from the band after it was initially thought he was onboard permanently. He said he was never a member and that his focus was on his own act, Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts. Read more and check out the preview here.
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(Classic Rock) Korn bassist Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu says performing the band's 1994 self-titled album in its entirety for its 20th anniversary is "kind of cool." Frontman Jonathan Davis last year revealed the group's plan to play Korn in full - including the controversial song Daddy, which Davis maintained would never be performed.
Following a 10-date UK tour with Slipknot in January, the nu-metal veterans launched their 20th anniversary trek in Las Vegas on March 13. Fieldy tells Heavy Metal Television: "This is our third show doing the first Korn album all the way through - from beginning to end, as it goes in order. I mean, just exactly like the way you listen to it.
"The more I've run into people, they're, like, 'Dude, I used to have your Korn cassette tape and it'd be in my car. I'd just listen to it over and over every day.' So, back in the day, people did that. So it's kind of cool." Read more here.
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(hennemusic) Anthrax are streaming their new track, "Soror Irrumator", as featured on "Catch The Throne: The Mixtape Volume 2" from the HBO fantasy series Game Of Thrones.
Building on the success of Volume 1 - with over 2.5M streams to date - Volume II features Method Man, Snoop Dogg and Yandel and transcends genres by adding metal bands Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Mushroomhead and Mastodon to the mixtape lineup.
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-song mixtape features diverse artists representing Game Of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from Season 4. The Anthrax tune can be heard here.
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(Classic Rock) Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale says the band's forthcoming Deep Purple tribute record, The Purple Album, delivers on his plan to honour the group that gave him his first big break.
Set for a UK release on May 18, the project presents a collection of reimagined tracks from Coverdale's time fronting the Mark III and IV versions of Purple from 1973 to 1976.
The singer says he executed his planned tribute to each of his former bandmates with Whitesnake, which features new addition Joel Hoesktra from Night Ranger following the departure of longtime guitarist Doug Aldrich - now with Revolution Saints.
Coverdale tells Billboard: "Everyone did their homework, and every performance is done respectfully in honour of Deep Purple's musicians. Though I focused on the twin-guitar attack of Whitesnake, we had a guest keyboard player because a huge part of the Deep Purple sound was Jon Lord playing that amazing Hammond organ.
"There were respectful nods to the original musicians throughout the album, and it has come out delightfully. It's a tribute to Jon Lord, Ian Paice and Ritchie Blackmore, who gave me my break in the first place." Read more here.
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(TeamRock Radio) In Flames singer Anders Friden skipped school to buy Metallica's ...And Justice For All - but he fears the excitement of similar experiences has been lost in the digital age.
Friden recalls the thrill of waiting for new music in the days before the web made it almost impossible to keep anything under wraps. He tells The Rave TV: "I skipped school just to be there when they released
And Justice For All. It was so important. You couldn't get it in advance - you might have heard some songs on the radio. Being Swedish, we didn't have that many radio shows anyway."
But he adds: "It's hard for us to get into the minds of young people today. We started before the internet, which is pretty crazy to say. Kids today have a different way, and for them, that's their way.
"I could go to record stores and stand there for hours and hours with a pile of vinyls, just listening through. I bought one, maybe two, if I was lucky. It was such a great feeling going home with that vinyl, instead of today when everything is out there for anyone to grab. The magic is gone somehow."
Read more and stream the full interview here.
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(TeamRock Radio) The latest episode of Talking Metal features special guest co-host Victor Ruiz and includes new interviews Mark Strigl conducted with ex-Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno and Full Devil Jacket vocalist Josh Brown.
Di'Anno talks about his band Architects of Chaoz, his new cover of Deep Purple's Soldier of Fortune, Whitesnake's Purple album, his upcoming knee surgery, Iron Maiden royalties and his plans to tour the US later this year.
The podcast also features a new song by Paul Di'Anno' Architects of Chaoz who will be releasing their new full-length album this May. Listen to the episode here.
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(Prog) Tony MacAlpine has trailed the release of solo album Concrete Gardens with the stream of its title track. It's released on April 21 in a range of editions. MacAlpine tours the US in May and June, with more dates to be added.
The guitarist is joined by bassist Sean Delson and drummer Aquiles Priester on the 12-track work, which also includes guest appearances by guitarist Jeff Loomis and bassist Pete Griffin.
MacAlpine says: "Concrete Gardens is the culmination of a year of writing and performing in different lineups, allowing me to bring to you what I feel is my most valuable and honest musical effort to date."
Stream the song here.
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(Prog) New York prog ensemble IZZ have launched a stream of their track "Can't Feel The Earth, Part IV" from upcoming album Everlasting Instant. The follow-up to 2012's Crush Of Night completes a trilogy concept begun with 2009's The Darkened Room when it's released on April 7.
Mastermind Tom Galgano is joined on the album by vocalists Anmarie Byrnes and Laura Meade, guitarist Paul Bremner, bassist John Galgano and drummers Brian Coralian and Greg DiMiceli.
Galgano recently said: "Many of the melodies, rhythms and lyrics in Everlasting Instant began as seeds on the two previous albums, and they've come to fruition on this release.
"Listeners will recognize the subtle variations on prior themes, and they'll also be presented with an exciting collection of new musical ideas." Stream the song here.
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Doyle Bright of Rigor Mortis and Hallows Eve has a new band called S.O.G. (Special Operations Group) and today he tells us about the title track to their forthcoming debut album "If It Bleeds" which they expect to release mid-summer. Here is the story:
The subject of the SOG song "If It Bleeds" deals with the media and the title has a double meaning for sure. First of all the term if it bleeds has been used throughout the news industry for a long time now. In TV, radio, on the web and not to forget the old standard news paper or magazine. The term basically means... if a story contains blood, violence or any kind of tragedy then it leads news headlines.
Secondly, as some of the public are aware I was diagnosed with an incurable, inoperable brain tumor in 2005. One day while seeing my doctor I jokingly asked him "So doc... how long til I die"? With a calm wit he answered... "That depends on if it bleeds". So we really have two songs in one here.
The verses tell of both subjects I inner twined together. First, a numbed out, dumbed down, told what to do and completely programmed society. Only to be mirrored by myself from constant medications over the past ten years. In the song chorus I used the term "the feed" to describe the actual data being supplied by the media to the world. Therefore, "we call it the feed".
That's the song "If It Bleeds" in a nutshell... no physics here. "Whay do ya say"!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and check out their Facebook page right here!
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