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|Demon Hunter Week: I Am You and Lead Us Home|
I Am You: This song was written in order to connect the listener with myself. The
first verse is meant to show how we can both be weak and broken.. and the second verse is meant to show how we can both be strong and push through the hard times. It's a celebration of all things human. It's meant to give people a feeling of belonging and perseverance.
Lead Us Home: This song is a call to God, to deliver us from the trials of this world.
It's meant to be a surrender of my will and a cry for help. In the lyrics I beg for one more day to make things right, but also ask to be taken away from all the pain in this life.
Check out previews from the album, grab tour dates and learn more about Demon Hunter (and check out their tattooed friends)- right here.
|The Cult "We're On Zeppelin Tour," Zeppelin To Play New Material|
MTV.com says that Astbury told the crowd, "We'll be back next year because we're opening for a band you may have heard of ... the name starts with an 'L' and has a 'Z' in it." After a fan shouted, "Led Zeppelin," Astbury nodded and raised his arm in the air.
In other Zeppelin news, Jimmy Page says the band will play a new song during their London concert. "There's one number that we rehearsed, I assume that it will make it to the Dome (the former name for the O2), that we never played at any point in time. It dates from when the band was together between 1968 and 1980. It's a really intense number."- See what Jimmy said about a reunion tour
|Springsteen's Second Leg|
Right now it looks like the tour will kick off in Hartford, Connecticut on Feb 28th and hit markets across the continent before wrapping up on April 30th in Charlottesville, Va, according to Billboard.
02/28 - Hartford, Conn. - HCC Arena
03/2 - Montreal - Bell Centre
03/3 - Hamilton, Ont. - Copps Coliseum
03/6 - Rochester, N.Y. - HSBC Arena
|Fall Out Boy Not Folk Out Boy|
Patrick Stump (he's the frontman) says that he and the band's spokesmodel (Wentz) were misquoted. Seems Pete and Patrick were talking about how groovy the band thinks folk is and it somehow turned into the band making a folk album. Put away the razorblades, it's not true.
"There was something that got misconstrued. Pete (Wentz, Fall Out Boy's bassist) was saying something about folk music, and I was saying something about folk music," Stump told MTV.com "I don't know if that's really going to be an influence. We were kind of thinking about folk music lyrically, and I think a lot of people assumed that meant acoustic guitars, which it doesn't."- emo kids can whine here
|Ne-Yo Shows Up R. Kelly, Kelly Drops Ne-Yo?|
The official statement from Ne-Yo was pretty PC, "I am disappointed that I won't be able to perform for my fans," he said in the statement issued by his label. "I love being on stage in front of fans because of the immediate feedback you get. You know right away if they are feeling you; and they were really feeling our show."
But he a bit more to add when asked by BET.com about what happened, "Let them [Jive] tell it, I was removed from the R. Kelly tour because of contractual agreements not being met, but that's absolutely false," Ne-Yo said. "I believe it was because the first few reviews of the show, people were talking more about my set than his and I don't think he liked that too much." Read R.Kelly's spokesperson's response- here
|Label Remixes NIN Site Plans|
Frontman Trent Reznor hoped to create a site where their devotees could listen to new tracks from the band's forthcoming remix album - but his plans had to be halted as Universal Records are currently locked in a legal battle with video-sharing sites YouTube and MySpace for breach of copyright.
Universal, which owns the rights to Nine Inch Nails' material, is suing Internet giants Google - owners of YouTube - and MySpace's parent company - News Corp, for allowing copyrighted videos and music to be uploaded onto their sites. The ongoing legal wrangling means Reznor has been banned from creating his own site to share songs with fans because it could prove to be detrimental to the case.- more on this story
|Pennywise Trying Free Business Model|
Next March, fans of punk band Pennywise can go to stores to buy the group's ninth album. Or they can go to the MySpace profile of Textango, a mobile music distributor, and add it as a friend, which will allow them to download the entire album for free.
The promotion is the first test by MySpace of whether it can marry its enormous reach, fledgling record label it began two years ago and roster of advertiser relationships to create an alternative for bands to the current distribution model, which nearly all participants agree is faltering.- more on this story
|Switchfoot Frontman Releasing Seasonal Solo EPs|
"Because of the autobiographical nature of these songs, they became a self portrait that was far too personal for a band to release," says Foreman. "Tim, Chad and the rest of the band have been pushing me to get these types of songs out there for years. So I decided to let them go."
According to Foreman the songwriting and production of these EPs were creatively intertwined. "Most of these songs were written and recorded the same night," said Foreman. "I would sing and play my guitar late at night until I got a take that captured what the song meant to me. From there I would add instruments to the vocal to see what would be appropriate. It was a very therapeutic, lonely, cleansing process." - more on this story
|Rivers Solo Tracks|
As recently reported, the set will include four songs from the famous "Black Hole" sessions that eventually led to the band's album, Pinkerton. The songs are "Blast Off," "Who You Calling Bitch," "Dude We're Finally Landing" and "Superfriend."
Ooh - The World We Love so Much - Lemonade - The Bomb - Buddy Holly - Chess - Longtime Sunshine - Blast Off! - Who You Callin' Bitch? - Wanda (You're My Only Love) - Dude We're Finally Landing - Superfriend - Lover in the Snow - Crazy One - This Is the Way - Little Diane - I Wish You Had an Axe Guitar - I Was Made for You- Get more Punknews here
|Daughtry Looks Gift Idol In The Mouth?|
Abrams talked with former 'Idol' finalist Carmen Rasmusen about the report and said it was taken out of context.
Rockdirt will hook you up with a video to segment if you weren't one of the handful of people that watched the show.- check it here
|Hanoi Rocks Continue To Rock The Road|
Besides Radio Rock Finlandia gala, Hanoi Rocks will play three shows with legendary Motorhead (UK) in December. The cities and places are following: 11.12. Helsinki, Ice Hall, 12.12. Tampere, Ice Hall, 13.12. Oulu, Club Teatria.
Year 2008 starts with long European tour, which takes Hanoi Rocks from Sweden via Germany to United Kingdom. The last gig of the tour will be in London's notorious Astoria Club 7th of March. Michael Monroe is excited about the forthcoming months on the road: "It feels really good to go to Europe with a brilliant Street Poetry album. The band is in great shape and the live chemistry works like a dream, so we'll be happy to show what we got to the rest of the world!"- more on this story
|Deerhunter on Hold|
Citing that they are in need of some time to organize their lives, Deerhunter's upcoming December show in Barcelona will be their last gig for an unspecified period of time.
Cox also promised that their blog will continue to be updated on the occasion with future entries focusing on the band's outside projects. [but they do have those dates, click the following link for those and a blurb about a- solo effort]
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