(hennemusic) Ozzy Osbourne teamed up with cover band Royal Machines at The Roxy in Hollywood on Friday to perform a pair of his classic tracks and video from the performance has been posted online.
Ozzy delivered Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" and his signature 1980 solo smash, "Crazy Train", during the first of back-to-back nights for the group at the legendary venue.
Former known as Camp Freddy, Royal Machines features Billy Morrison (Billy Idol, The Cult), Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction), actor/musician Donovan Leitch, Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) and Adrian Young (No Doubt).
The group's Christmas shows at The Roxy have become annual holiday season events, complete with a variety of guests. Check out the videos here.
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The Mars Attacks Podcast have rebooted their Classic Albums Series with an all-star guest list (written and audio contributions) that look back at Black Sabbath's landmark 1980 release Heaven And Hell. The show sent over these details:
The episode features current and former members of Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Megadeth, Testament, Arch Enemy, Queensryche, Body Count, Guns 'N Roses discussing the album.
Artists such as Vinny Appice, Charlie Benante, David Ellefson, Glen Drover, Gene Hoglan, Steve Smyth, Sharlee D'Angelo, Michael Wilton, Ernie C and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, among others offer their views of the classic album.
Check out the comments and listen to the podcast here.
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(hennemusic) An unaired Folgers coffee commercial starring Paul Stanley of KISS filmed in 2000 has surfaced online. Stanley can be seen wandering around a circus tent while a trapeze artist flies high above and the KISS frontman sings the product's jingle.
"Life is strange," said Stanley in a 2000 interview. "I got a call asking if I was interested in singing a Folgers commercial. And, like many other things, I thought, 'Why not?' I wasn't at all concerned with who thinks it is okay or not okay, cool, not cool, rock 'n' roll or not. I had a blast doing it, and, like I said, isn't that what this is all about?"
Apparently the commercial was scrapped before it was broadcast. The uploader writes: "This commercial never aired because focus groups asked 'who is the old, creepy guy?' and the agency pulled it. Watch the ad here.
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Marilyn Manson has released a new music video for the song "Deep Six" which was directed by Bart Hess and comes from Manson's forthcoming album "The Pale Emperor".
The new album is scheduled to be released in North America on January 20th and it will be released in the UK on January 19th via Cooking Vinyl. Watch the video here.
As previously reported, Manson will be launching a North American tour in support of the effort the day after the album release. The "Hell Not Hallelujah Tour" will be kicking off on January 21st in Washington D.C. Check out the dates here.
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(hennemusic) The Scorpions are premiering "We Built This House", the lead single from their forthcoming album, "Return To Forever." The song is available now to fans who pre-order the album via iTunes or the band's webstore.
Due February 23 (Feb 24 in North America), "Return To Forever" features completed versions of leftover material from the early 1980s. "It will be material that was never finished," singer Klaus Meine revealed in 2013. "Songs with pure Scorpions DNA from a very exciting time."
The album's release will mark the start of the German rocker's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015. The group recently unveiled the first series of dates for a 2015 tour, with shows starting May 8 in the Czech Republic. Stream the song and check out the tour dates here.
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(hennemusic) The Foo Fighters performed their song "I Am A River" on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. Recorded in New York, the song is the closing track on "Sonic Highways", which recently debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 after opening week sales of 190,000 copies.
Produced by Butch Vig, the project was recorded in 8 American cities - Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
The Foo Fighters kick off a 2015 world tour next month with a series of shows in South America before playing dates in New Zealand and Australia in February.
A summer North American run starts July 4 at Washington's RFK Stadium before hitting 27 other cities across the continent. Watch the Tonight Show performance here.
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(Prog) Moetar have issued a studio performance video of the title track to their second album, Entropy Of The Century. The follow-up to 2012's debut From These Small Seeds was launched in late summer, headed with a video for lead track, Regression To The Mean.
Bassist Tarik Ragab recently said: "When I began writing these songs I wanted them to form a narrative about the tumultuous political, economic, social and environmental landscape we are in - countered by the exciting advances in science and technology expanding our ideas about the nature of existence.
"I became interested in entropy, defined as a lack of order or predictability, where a system gradually declines into disorder. However, another way of seeing entropy is as a system transforming into a richer, more complex form, progressing beyond our understanding."
He adds: "The laws of thermodynamics also became a fascination for me, the idea that energy can't be created or destroyed. These two concepts and how they relate to our existence became a central theme for most of the songs that I wrote on this album."
Watch the video here.
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Today Joyce The Librarian frontman Martin Callingham tells us about his single "Portland Square," which come from his forthcoming solo album "Tonight, We All Swim Free". Here is the story:
I've worked just around the corner from Portland Square for a few years now. And the studio where I recorded this track and the album it comes from is on the Square itself. I walk through it pretty much every day.
When I first moved to Bristol, maybe fifteen years ago, Portland Square was home to the homeless, to dealers and sex workers and to their customers. The Square and the streets surrounding it were a little edgy to say the least. But it was also a place where young, artistically minded folk could live cheaply. Today it is both the beneficiary and the victim of the gentrification of inner city Bristol. Where years ago squatters turned their noses up at derelict spaces on and around Portland Square, as I write this, there is a basement apartment for sale at an asking price of £665,000.
Another area rich in creativity, populated by musicians, artists, writers, DIY promoters of events is being slowly but surely eroded by market forces. The people that make an area desirable so often end up unable to continue living in it.
I wrote the song a couple of years ago and is loosely about how easy it can be to sleepwalk into prisons of our own design.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album right here!
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