Day in Rock Report for 04/30/2012
(Classic Rock) Jack White burst director Gary Oldman's nose in an impromptu scuffle at the start of the White Stripes mainman's recent full concert webcast.
The opening scene, which takes place ahead of the New York Unstaged show shot live last week, shows film star Oldman waiting alone in White's recording studio. He stands up as he sees the musician arrives then is thrown onto a sofa as White runs at him and attacks him. They roll around on the floor, knocking over mic stands, as Oldman screams for help twice.
After cutting the light-hearted performance, the out-of-breath duo realize Oldman is bleeding. In the following scene, shot in White's car, the director says: "Got me good there, Jack." The guitarist replies: "If you even come at me like that again
" More including a full stream of the show!
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Roger Waters has brought his critically acclaimed production of The Wall back to North America for a new tour that kicked off this weekend in Mexico with U.S. and Canadian dates starting tomorrow in Houston, TX.
The massive tour runs until July 14th and features 2 nights at New York's Yankee Stadium and a performance at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
The previous leg smashed attendance records in South America playing to over 750,000 fans across a record-breaking 15 open-air stadiums shows in Chile, Brazil and Argentina. This is the largest number of stadium shows ever played in South America by an international artist on one tour. more on this story
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(hennemusic) Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is featured in a new commercial for Burger King.
The ad pushes the fast food chain's Crispy Chicken Strips, complete with Tyler handling orders at the drive-thru.
Steven continues juggling his duties as an American Idol judge with the recording of the new Aerosmith album, which has reportedly been pushed back to a fall 2012 release. Watch it here.
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(Classic Rock) Nirvana producer Butch Vig says rumours that Kurt Cobain was working on a solo album before his suicide are not true, and no unheard recordings of the Nirvana mainman exist.
Speculation increased recently when former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson stated he'd heard "raw, rough acoustic" tracks had been laid down and added: "There is stuff that has not been put out."
But Vig insists Cobain didn't make any such recordings and was far more interested in working with wife Courtney Love's outfit Hole in the months before he shot himself in 1994. more on this story
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The Offspring have released the title track from their forthcoming album, Days Go By, which is set to hit stores on June 26th.
The singled was premiered last Friday on Los Angeles' KROQ Kevin and Bean show and fans can listen to it here.
In advance of the new album, The Offspring will play the 20th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast on Saturday, May 5 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA. The band will perform alongside Coldplay, Incubus, Silversun Pickups, Pennywise and more. more on this story
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(hennemusic) Original Montrose and Gamma members played a tribute show on Friday night at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco to remember and celebrate the late Ronnie Montrose, who passed away March 3 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"A Concert For Ronnie Montrose A Celebration of His Life In Music" saw Sammy Hagar reunite the original Montrose band, plus Joe Satriani, to perform the group's landmark 1973 debut album.
The event featured the original Montrose lineup (Sammy Hagar, vocals; Bill Church, bass; and Denny Carmassi, drums) joined by Satriani on guitar. The original Gamma lineup (Davey Pattison, vocals; Glenn Letsch, bass; Denny Carmassi, drums) also played, joined by special guest Marc Bonilla on lead guitar. Read more and watch video here.
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Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain will be the master of ceremonies for 'Turning It Up To 11: A Tribute To Jim Marshall,' which will take place at Wembley arena on Saturday 22nd September 2012.
The event which celebrates the late Jim Marshall and the 50th anniversary of Marshall amps will feature Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Glen Hughes (Trapeze, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath), Joe Satriani (Chickenfoot), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert (Mr Big), Whitesnake's Doug Aldrich and Brian Tichy, The Cult's Billy Duffy and Slipknot/ Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor. There are also further big names to be announced. more on this story
Talking about the event Nicko McBrain commented; "This is truly a celebration of a British Icon - Marshall. Beyond doubt, Jim Marshall shaped the sound of rock music for eternity! Words cannot describe how pioneering Jim Marshall was ! We're bringing together beyond-legendary artists for a true celebration of Jim's life. There is no better way to commemorate Jim's amazing life than putting on the loudest event ever! Expect pure rock n roll madness amplified to the max by Marshall! "
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The Marillion camp sent over word that they plan to hold their 2013 convention dates with three different weekends on separate continents. They sent over these details:
The seventh biannual Marillion Weekend is the most unique music experience, wherein fans have an opportunity to not only see their favorite act perform different sets, three nights in a row, but also become immersed in the Marillion culture and history with various activities. Watch the official trailer here
Marillion Weekend activities include "Swap the Band" fans submissions earn a spot to perform with the band; the "Marillion Museum" boasting limited edition items, stage wear and various items from the band's history; "Signing Session" it's a lottery system!; "Tea with The Band" 5 winners get to host a member of the band in their Chalet for tea and biscuits! Events still in the planning stages include a fan Futbol match, Marillion Pub Quiz, charity 10K Run, and more. There is also an amazing Merchandise Shop stocked with signature items only available at the event. Additionally the nominated charity for 2013 is the Hoping Foundation. There will be various fundraisers over the course of the weekend including charity raffle of a special book for all attendees to sign, that will include handwritten lyrics by h and signatures and photos of the band. more on this story
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(Gibson) They may be veterans of the rock and roll business (average age 68) but the reunited Beach Boys gave more than value for concertgoers' money.
The group delivered a two-set, 42-song setlist on the opening night of their 50th Anniversary Tour last Wednesday.
Reviews have generally been glowing. The Dallas Observer said: "This was the real deal Beach Boys, and this tour is certainly not something to be overlooked in the band's winding and tumultuous 50-year story." more on this story
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(Classic Rock) A blogger who posted a preview of what he thought was a David Bowie book project has held his hands up after realising it was fake.
Bowie fans and leading media outlets got excited when excerpts from the long-awaited work Object were posted online. It's believed to include 100 photographs of items related to the Thin White Duke, along with explanations from the star about what they mean to him. It's thought to have been completed in 2010 but has yet to be published.
On Wednesday a Blogger tagged Bowiemyths posted what seemed to be seven chapters, with photos of a Minimoog synth, a magazine cover, a pair of scissors, Ziggy Stardust boots, a hair dryer, an eye patch and garden gnomes. But while some readers congratulated him on the scoop, others became suspicious that the photos were easily available across the internet. more on this story
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(Gibson) With a new Beatles musical production in the works, producers are searching for a cast to portray the Liverpudlian fab four.
Hopefuls will get their chance to audition for the show in London's West End by heading to the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool on May 1 to audition. There will be another casting at London's Gielgud Theatre on May 8.
The show will be called Let It Be and is scheduled to open at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September. more on this story
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(hennemusic) Lenny Kravitz is releasing a Deluxe Edition of his 1991 album, "Mama Said," on June 5.
Billboard reports Kravitz raided his vaults to create a two-disc package that features 21 bonus tracks, 15 of which have been previously unreleased.
Featured are home demos of "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over," "The Difference Is Why" and "What the...Are We Saying?," remixes, instrumental takes of several tracks and eight songs recorded live in Japan and in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The set also includes two previously unreleased (and unfinished) songs, "Riding On The Wings Of My Lord" and the instrumental segue "Framed, Lying, Crying." more on this story
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Legacy have set a June 5th release date for a new Heart box set entitled, Strange Euphoria, which was personally curated by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson. Epic and Legacy sent out these details:
A carefully-considered anthology of biggest hits and best-loved songs set alongside deep catalog treasures, rarities, demos and live performances, Strange Euphoria, three compact discs and one DVD in a deluxe box, will be available everywhere Tuesday,.
"In all the years we have been making music we have seen trends come and go," said Ann Wilson. "We have always felt that to try and chase the latest 'it' sound is pointless, and we have tried to remain true to ourselves as songwriters and musicians. Sometimes we have had amazing success and heard ourselves on the radio... other times not so much, but the music is always playing in our house. In this box we have included many things that until now have never seen the light of day. Also here are our favorite deep tracks and live moments that really speak to who we are on the stage and the connection between us and the people who show up to rock. Enjoy this collection. It has many facets just like we do, but the spirit running through it is all Heart. " more on this story
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(Classic Rock) Leading rock and metal label Roadrunner Records has slashed its staff around the world, closing its UK, Europe and Canada offices and making at least 36 staff redundant.
Founder Cees Wessels has also stepped down, 17 months after the label was sold to Warner Music Group.
It's thought to be a cost-cutting exercise on the imprint which is home to dozens of big-name acts including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rush, Slash, The Cult, Ratt, Dream Theater, Airbourne and Queensryche. more on this story
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Ted Nugent has invited rising Australian rock star Laura Wilde to support him on his on tour.
The 22-year-old Wilde is hitting the North American road in support of her debut album, Sold My Soul.
"It's truly an honor to be invited to tour the USA and I feel so privileged to be selected by such an established rocker, exclaims Wilde. "I promise to crank it up to 11 and shake the foundations before Ted brings the house down." more on this story
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The lineup and set times for The Carolina Rebellion have been announced with Slash, Staind, Korn, Shinedown, Evanescence, Five Finger Death Punch, Chevelle leading the three day lineup.
The Carolina Rebellion Campgrounds will open on Friday, May 4 10:00 AM and close at noon on Sunday, May 6. On Saturday, May 5, the Carolina Rebellion box office and parking lot open at 7:00 AM, with the festival doors open at 9:00 AM.
The artist performance times have been revealed for the second annual Carolina Rebellion, Saturday, May 5 at the Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, NC. more on this story
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(hennemusic) The Rock 'N' Roll All Stars wrapped up their abbreviated South American tour on Friday with a show at the Jockey Club in Lima, Peru.
The All Stars are made up KISS' Gene Simmons, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Sebastian Bach, three former members of Guns N' Roses, and players from The Cult, Alice In Chains, Collective Soul and Black Country Communion.
Earlier this week, the band released a statement canceling their series of Central and South American concerts, with the exception of the Lima date. more on this story
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(hennemusic) A new Eddie Vedder song has surfaced. "Skipping" is featured on a new compilation called "Every Mother Counts," named for an advocacy and mobilization campaign to address maternal mortality during pregnancy.
The compilation album is available at Starbucks exclusively from May 1st to May 29th to celebrate Mother's Day.
The project features music from artists like David Bowie, U2, Sting, Coldplay, the Dave Matthews Band and others
with 13 of the 19 songs previously unreleased. Listen here
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(hennemusic) Motley Crue singer Vince Neil appeared in the season finale of "Ghost Adventures," the paranormal series airing on The Travel Channel.
For the episode, Vince joined the show's team of paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin as they investigated The Riviera Hotel, which some say is haunted.
The team spent the night locked down on the 9th floor of one The Riviera's original towers, especially focusing on the suite famously used by Frank Sinatra. Watch clips here.
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Joe Walsh has released a music video for the title track for his forthcoming solo album, Analog Man. which will be released June 5th.
"It's been 20 years and I have a lot to say," said Walsh. "These songs come from the heart." Walsh, best known for his powerful guitar licks, joined the Eagles in 1976 and is credited for bringing a harder rock sound to the band with the acclaimed Hotel California, The Long Run and Eagles Live. A singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Walsh has entertained for more than four decades, not only as a solo artist, but as part of admired bands like The James Gang and Barnstorm. Watch the video here.
As a self-proclaimed Analog Man, also the album name and title track, Walsh refers playfully to the new digital age; one in which he has adapted to, but notes in the song, "I am what I am I'm an Analog Man." Walsh developed the album over the last 10 years, drawing on personal experiences to breathe life into each track. "I just really feel like it's all come together and finally I feel like a complete person and a complete musician," said Walsh. "I think there is some confidence in there that I never had. That's what I was hiding." Walsh credits his wife of four years, Marjorie, for encouraging him to be the man and artist he is today and fondly dedicates this album to her.
The 10-track album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the tracks. "Lucky That Way," one of Walsh's favorites off the album, speaks to the extraordinary life he's lived, even through the hurdles, and features Ringo Starr, his real life brother-in-law, on drums. The song ironically serves as a mature sequel to Walsh's famed "Life's Been Good" and for Walsh, life is just that.
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(Classic Rock) Josh Klinghoffer feels he's learned lessons from following in John Frusciante's footsteps in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
"I'll never be him. I can never be another person. I can only be and hopefully people will like it," he tells Music Radar. "It's really been highlighted and accentuated: just be free and be yourself. That's the lesson I've learned. That's what I'm reminded of every time I play with them."
The guitarist knows he has more to learn including the No.1 single Snow from 2006 album Stadium Arcadium. more on this story
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Vans Offthewall.tv has launched and will feature SSS, Trash Talk, Cerebral Ballzy and The Bronx as they travel to North Wales, Nottingham, Moscow and Gothenburg to play music and soak up the local culture.
Each episode follows the bands on their peculiar adventures from getting tattoos and shooting clay pigeons to performing at hazardous punk rock shows. Get to know the trash-talking, guitar-banging, bizarro world of punk rock as we experience it behind the scenes with some of the toughest dudes in hardcore music today.
In the first episode, we meet thrash band Short Sharp Shock a.k.a SSS as they tour their Liverpool stomping grounds while visiting a local DIY skatepark, shoot clay pigeons, stop in at the bingo and eventually play a show at North Wales' premier metal festival, Hard Rock Hell. The band sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the eyeliner and spandex but rocking hard nonetheless. Check it out here.
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(Gibson) On this day in 1983, American Blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) died in his sleep. Gibson takes a look back: In the 1950s, Muddy Waters pretty much ruled the Chicago blues scene. His singles on the Chess Records label, such as "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Mannish Boy," became smash hits. His versions of blues songs became the standards. Even his bandmates became legitimate stars of their own.
It was a long way from Jug's Corner, Mississippi, where Muddy Waters was born McKinley Morganfield in 1913. As a young man, Muddy (who earned his nickname from playing in the Mississippi mud) took inspiration from the playing styles of Robert Johnson and Son House, combining the former's slide technique with the latter's dark tones. "I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them strings with a bottleneck," Waters later said. "My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn."
Pretty soon, the blues musician had developed a pretty unique sound of his own on the acoustic guitar.
When he was about 30 years old, he moved to Chicago (for the second time), with aspirations of finding work as a full-time musician. He soon took to playing electric guitars to be heard above the din of the rowdy Chicago crowds. His emphatic, electric performances began to win over fans, which led to recording opportunities, which spawned some hits on the R&B charts, which led to a recording contract with Aristocrat Records and then Chess (both owned by Leonard and Phil Chess), which led to Muddy's full-blown blues stardom in the early '50s.
It has been said that, during this time, Muddy Waters pretty much invented the rock and roll combo by playing electrified blues with driving rhythms with guitar, drums, bass, piano and harmonica. Some younger, white musicians (especially in Britain) were taking notice. Muddy and his music inspired the guys that would form The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and many other '60s bands.
Of course, by the time those groups would come to prominence, Waters receded out of the spotlight a little bit. His last charting hit had come in 1958, although he and his band maintained a steady touring schedule in the '60s. As albums, and not singles, became a big deal in the music industry, Muddy took to recording theme LPs such as 1964's Folk Singer and 1968's Electric Mud. more on this story
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Today Sima tells us about "Breaking Down The Walls" from her debut album "This Is My Truth," which is being released this week. Here is the story:
The Lyrics for "Breaking Down The Walls" was inspire by feeling of separation growing up in Israel to moving to NYC on my own not knowing anyone and trying to fit in . Also I wanted to inspire people see how negative believes and perceptions can create such barriers, walls between us. Those wall separate us in so many level if it's in relationship, our family, friends, politics in any expect of our life those walls we built for so many years to protect ourself from what we believe to be true and right and sometimes you lose ourself we forget who we really are, who we supposed to be our high propose in life. I felt the need of unity for my self feeling lost and for others.
Also personally leaving everything I knew to live my dreams come with high stakes, fears and sacrifice I had to make which wasn't easy I felt I believed in something that allot of people around me even my family couldn't understand and it wasn't easy to keep the trust when everything around says no you can't when I have many challenges to deal with on top of being in such a competitive and hard business.
The Video was inspired by me living home living Israel everything behind me. you can see me as a little girl dreaming about singing the joy I get from it and the tape was a symbol of my dreams being crashed and thrown away . The video is a realization of your past or things that hold you back or might will if you stay and sometime you get to make a choice by packing and leaving it all behind so you can be happy to live your life, be yourself and have sense of freedom. not living the life other people expect you to live. taking owner ship to the life you want to live.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!
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antiMusic travel editor Kevin Wierzbicki takes on a trip to rock city Cleveland, Oh to see the rockin' sites and to check out the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Guns N' Roses, Donovan, The Faces and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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