Day in Rock Report for 12/14/2012
|Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger Angers Fans With Hurricane Sandy Joke|
During his set with The Stones, Jagger told the crowd that there should be a benefit show the next time it rains in London. "This has got to be the largest collection of old English musicians ever assembled in Madison Square Garden," Jagger said. "But I've got to say, if it rains in London, you've got to come and help us, OK?"
Many fans quickly took to Twitter after hearing the remark to express some shock as victims of Hurricane Sandy in the tri-state were still reeling from the $70 billion in damages caused by the storm.Read some here.
|Asia Legend Battling E. Coli Infection|
The band were set to launch their 30th Anniversary UK Tour tomorrow but announced yesterday they had to pull out of the tour due to Palmer's health.
The band issued a short statement through their UK press representative Noble PR about the cancellation and Palmer's illness but provided no further details.more on this story
|Gene Simmons Offers More Than A Kiss To Linkin Park Singer|
"So the first time I met Gene Simmons, I was like 'whoa, that's Gene Simmons. He's like right here,'" Bennington explained. "So I went over and introduced myself. He grabs me by the shoulders, and he says, 'you are a powerful and talented young man.' He's staring at me in my eyes and says, 'if we were in prison, I would make love to you.' I was like, 'oh.'"
"Shannon was in the background like, 'He would. He will make love to you,'" laughed Shinoda, in reference to Shannon Tweed, Simmons' longtime partner who finally tied the knot with the blood-spitting rocker in October of 2011.Watch the interview here.
|Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Gets Comfortably Numb With Roger Waters|
The former Pink Floyd bassist played a 4-song set early in the evening that included tracks from both "Dark Side Of The Moon" and "The Wall."
Waters closed out his performance joined by special guest Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, who helped out on the Floyd classic, "Comfortably Numb."Watch video here.
|Paramore Explain New Album Title|
"The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends," the band wrote in a blog post. "It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people!
"Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us."more on this story
|Rush Releasing 2112 iBook|
The 2112 iBook (e-books for Apple's iOS) will feature unpublished pictures, black and white ink art and pencil sketches for every comic book cell, and preview music for the newly remastered Mastered for iTunes (mFit) audio of 2112 with 3 bonus live tracks.
iBook content includes: 40-page comic book by story artist Tom Hodges ("Star Wars -The Clone Wars," The Simpson's "Treehouse of Horrors #17″)
Black and white ink art and pencil sketches for every comic book cell
Preview of the remastered audio of 2112
Expanded artwork, liner notes, lyrics and unreleased photos
Brand new liner notes by David Fricke, Rolling Stone
|In Flames Expand Tour With Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish|
The second leg will kick off with several dates in Canada beginning on February 18th in Vancouver followed by U.S. and Canadian dates before concluding on March 7th in Norfolk, VA.
In Flames' current tour with Lamb Of God is set to wrap up on Sunday in Seattle and the prior to the North American tour the band will take part in the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise in January.
|Guns N' Roses Dedicate India Concert To Ravi Shankar|
Three-time Grammy winner Shankar died at the age of 92 in a La Jolla, California hospital, where he underwent heart-related surgery last Thursday.
"We dedicate this show to Pandit Ravi Shankar, who passed away today" said Axl Rose, according to The Times Of India.Watch video from the show.
|Rise Against Honey Boo Boo|
"It's the new lowest form of television," McIlrath said. "The most despicable celebration of a lack of intellectual ability. If we can look to that as something not to aspire to, maybe we can find something good out of it."
McIlrath's scathing observation came during the light-hearted interview, in which he also spoke on the Kardashian family ("I'm largely unaware of the Kardashians") and the Mayan calendar, which many believe signifies the end of the world on December 21 of this year.more on this story
|Devildriver Begin Recording New Album|
John Boecklin is currently laying down the drum tracks for the upcoming and yet untitled album.
The new studio album is tentatively scheduled for a worldwide release in August 2013.
|Downstait Cancel Tour Due To Illness|
The band previously delayed the kick off of the trek after their bassist/vocalist Sean Arata came down with a 103 fever and it appears illness has plagued the rest of the band since then with drummer Clint Branstete coming down with bronchitis.
Guitarist Justin Call told fans on Facebook, "Clint seems to have caught whatever Sean, Isaiah, and Zack had as well as bronchitis, nasty stuff. We'll do our best to make it back to all the cancelation areas as soon as possible. For now, we're going to focus on Clint getting healthy in time for the Down the Line (Dec 29th) show and releasing our new album. Thanks for your concern and continued support and be sure to wash your hands."more on this story
|Steven Van Zandt Succeeds At Reuniting The Rascals|
The man behind the reunion is the group's biggest and most high-profile fan, Steven Van Zandt.... and he told CBS Local that he'd been trying to get them back together for a long time. "People had been throwing money at the guys for many many years, they kept turning it down. Two years ago, my wife [Maureen Van Zandt] and I were being honored at the Kristen Ann Carr cancer benefit." He requested that The Rascals get back together and perform at the private event.
"The benefit appealed to them," he says. "They came together, they did an hour long set, and it was incredible. From that moment, I felt that it had to come together permanently in some more public fashion."Steven had a lot more to say.
|Hrvrd Announce New Album and Tour|
The will be hitting the road for a North American tour as direct support for letlive which kicks off on January 27th in Orlando, Florida.
The first leg of the tour has been announced and will also feature support from This Is Hell, Conditions and Rescuer.more on this story
|Intronaut Announce Headline Shows|
The headline shows will take place in early February and include stops in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Florida.
The tour with Meshuggah and Animals As Leaders will kick off on February 11th in Orlando, Florida.more on this story
|Motley Crue's Vince Neil Opening Las Vegas Bar|
Neil tweeted the news, saying the new bar should be open in the next 30 days, adding "Hooters, Rock and Sports! What more do you want!!!!"
Vince recently launched his own brand of vodka, Tatuado, using the same name of his Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina at the LVH, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton.more on this story
|Singled Out: Super Fuzz|
The Fall was originally meant to be written as a collaborative effort between myself and a friend songwriter, performer and producer in LA.
I wrote the melody and the music, and I left the lyrics open for my friend to write. It was initially going to be written in Spanish for an international Latin artist.
I demoed the track humming the melody over the music and pitched it along with some other tracks. My friend loved the song, he thought it was a hit. But he felt we shouldn't put too much energy into it because he thought it felt too American pop and it wouldn't have worked for a Latin artist.
Both my friend and I ended up placing music on that Latin record, but I ended up writing the lyrics to The Fall myself when we realized the song wouldn't work for the Spanish market.
Although there's different ways to interpret the "The Fall", the main theme is to realize the true meaning of your failures and struggles. And to understand that there's knowledge to be gained from these failures and struggles. As the chorus goes, "Think about the fall..." - These unpleasant experiences in life.
"The meaning of it all", "... It's never been at all about the fall" - So it's about learning from your falls, your struggles, and being able to bounce back as a stronger person.
The Fall represents our unfulfilled dreams and failures, and coming to terms and going: it's never really been about failing.
The knowledge that you can gain from those experiences is what really matters.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
|Rolling Stones Tour History Mapped Out|
Interactive data visualization company CartoDB has put their advanced map tools to work with this new original project documenting 50 years of the Stones' live shows.
The company digitally scoured Wikipedia for information on each Stones tour, starting with their first British tour in fall 1963. The result is a series of interactive maps.more on this story
|Lynyrd Skynyrd Bring Southern Rock To American Country Awards|
The band teamed up with co-host Trace Adkins for a performance of their classic song, "What's Your Name."
The track originally appeared on Skynyrd's 1977 album, "Street Survivors."Watch video here.
|The Killers Frontman Shows California Love With Tupac Lyrics|
"We been from Oakland to Sactown, Bay area, back down," Flowers quipped, quoting Shakur's song "California Love" while discussing the Killers' most recent tour itinerary, with the band coming down from Oakland to perform at the KROQ show.
"I think it's in there. It's in there pretty deep," Flowers said when asked about Las Vegas' enduring impact on his band's music, including naming the most recent Killers album Battle Born, which appears on the state flag of Nevada. "Once you took us out of it, it really made us reflect on it and look at it a lot more, I think. And so it finds its way into the songs. Hopefully we aren't overdoing it.Watch the interview here.
|After The Fall Streaming New Song Online|
The previewed song, "Decade," vocalist Mike Moak sings about his band's first 10 years together and the experiences they've had: "I'll never forget, a decade that came and went / Making noise with my best friends / I'd do it all over again / But I have been broke for so long / Going from job to job and living week to week / Ignoring my health and bank account being empty / I'm not feeling worthless and not feeling weak / And I wouldn't trade that for anything."
"This album was recorded as a four-piece," Moak says, "which gave everything a little more depth. We've been a three-piece for the last four years but Will and Tyler rejoining the band have helped us flesh things out and get their influence in on this album and the songwriting."
After The Fall recorded Unkind in Albany with Tim Lynch and it was mixed/mastered by The Descendents' Stephen Egerton.Listen to the new song here.
|Krisiun Release 'Tarantino-esque' Music Video|
The director and producer of the video, Tommy Jones, had this to say about the clip: "The band had originally contacted me to do a live video on the 'Conquerors of the World Tour'. We filmed every night live, however the day before the last show of the tour, we had a day off on a drive through New Mexico towards the last show in Texas. I had the idea of filming the band out in the middle of the desert because I love that area and always wanted to do a desert shoot. So I convinced the driver to pull over in the middle of nowhere at 9AM. We filmed for about 2 and a half hours out there, using a laptop as audio playback. We caught the attention of the Mexican Border Patrol who came to check out what we were doing. They sent about 3 SUVs out to check us out. Once they made sure we weren't doing anything 'too illegal' they got a kick out of it and were taking pictures on their iPhones because they said in all their years, they haven't seen a band set up in the middle of the desert.
"When it was all said and done, we filmed every night on tour, but it ended up that the majority of the video was filmed on that day off in the middle of the New Mexican desert in about 2.5 hours.
"It was a fun video, and I'm glad we got to do it this way, we all are really stoked how the desert stuff came out."Watch it here.
|Some People Miss The Buick For The Neon Trees|
"That was so fun," recalled Neon Tress' bassist Branden Campbell about filming the ad for the Buick Verano, which features the band rolling in a tour bus to the sounds of their smash hit single, "Everybody Talks."
"It's cool, because it's actually a Buick commercial, but people think it's the Pandora commercial," Campbell continued with a laugh. "Some people think it's the Neon Trees commercial, like we just have our own commercial these days that just airs during football games, and so we just sort of roll with that."Watch the interview here.
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