Day in Rock Report for 09/09/2016
Today's Day in Rock Stories
The new stream is the latest preview to the forthcoming expanded edition of their 1997 set, "The Complete BBC Sessions" and was Recorded at the Paris Theatre in London on April 1, 1971, the tune from "Led Zeppelin II" is one of eight unreleased tracks featured on the new release.
Page will be on "Later... With Jools Holland" to discuss the release when the show returns for its new series with the half-hour "Later Live" segment broadcast live at 10 p.m. on BBC2 on September 13 before the full hour-long pre-recorded version airs on September 16 at 11:05 p.m.
The package features live recordings selected from Led Zeppelin's appearances on BBC Radio between 1969 and 1971. The set has been newly remastered by Jimmy Page with extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis, providing - for the first time ever - accurate details and notes about all of the band's BBC sessions. Stream the songhere.
The story sparked outrage across the US, with actor Greice Santo stepping in to offer Elledge a makeover through her Glam With Greice project. And following the incident, Santo, who is friends with Rose, called the Guns N' Roses and AC/DC frontman to tell him about the story.
Santo tells Alternative Nation: "I told him about Sadie and he already knew her story. When I told him about Glam With Greice, he actually wanted to fly in personally and invite her to AC/DC's Fort Lauderdale show on August 30 and have her and her family flown down to the show and put up in beautiful hotel rooms. He was going to pick up the whole tab."
Unfortunately, Elledge couldn't make the date due to a family bereavement, but she and her family will now attend AC/DC's show at Washington's Verizon Center on September 17 instead after Rose personally called Elledge during her makeover. Read morehere.
The band delivered the new track to digital music retailers and is streaming via online services like Spotify and YouTube (check out "Waste A Moment" via the latter here.
Kings Of Leon's new album "WALLS" is set to be released on October 14th and is the following to their 2013 studio album "Mechanical Bull". The group will be announcing their tour plans for the new effort soon. See the tracklistinghere.
Directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir and filmed over two days in Brooklyn, New York, the clip was inspired by and recreates classic scenes from "Saturday Night Fever" and features the exact same locations used in the film.
Dancer and performer Stephanie Crousillat makes a cameo alongside frontman Anthony Kiedis, who appears as a nude man wearing a codpiece and a bowler hat and coated in white paint as he walks the city streets before entering a packed club.
"The Getaway"debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 in June with opening week sales of 118,000 equivalent album units (108,000 in traditional album sales). Watch the videohere.
Burton died in Sweden on September 27, 1986, when he was thrown out of a bus window after the driver lost control, and the vehicle then rolled over him.
The accident left Hetfield, Hammett and drummer Lars Ulrich feeling lost and alone, and struggling to deal with their emotions. Frontman Hetfield would have been sleeping in the same part of the bus as Burton if he hadn't been trying to keep his throat intact from cold air seeping through the windows.
He tells In The Studio: "My throat was going bad, so I was asleep in the back lounge. The tour buses you see here are all metal-sided, but it was all windows on the side, and that was the main cause of the death.
"It hit so-called black ice, skidded out and bounced once, and that's when he went through the window, and the bus went right on him. It was pretty quick and I know he didn't know what hit him."
Hetfield continues: "Coming out and finding your buddy under the bus is not something you want to go through. Our first reaction was anger - one of the things we were good at.
"'Why did this happen? Where's the driver? Let me smell your breath.' I walked for miles looking for this black ice in my underwear, when it's 20 below. There were screams from the crew who were still trapped in there, screaming in pain - broken collar bones, toes, all that." Read morehere.
"The lyric was actually inspired by thinking back to my situation as a kid," explains singer Myles Kennedy. "I was this really small, underdeveloped kid who had to work extremely hard to keep up with all of my peers. It was very frustrating.
"I would hear a lot of words of encouragement from parents, coaches, or teachers, though. A lot of those things were stored away, and they manifested themselves in this song. I've been able to apply some of those concepts in my life a thousand times over since then." Watch the "My Champion" videohere.
Tickets are on sale now for the show at the city's ANZ Stadium as the reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan roll their Not In This Lifetime world tour into the New Year.
With a live lineup rounded out by guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese, Guns N' Roses recently wrapped up their North American dates at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA on August 23.
The summer trek saw the group sell more than 1 million tickets over the 25-show run, which saw guest appearances by drummer Steven Adler in Cincinnati on July 6, Nashville on July 9 and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on August 19.
Guns N' Roses will next perform shows in South America beginning in Lima, Peru on October 27 and then begin 2017 with dates in Japan in January and New Zealand in early February.here.
And along with announcing the follow-up to 2010's Seeing Eye Dog, Helmet will also head out on a North American tour throughout November and December.
Vocalist and guitarist Page Hamilton says: "Catch phrases, punchlines, guns, bluster, ammo, incivility, impatience, murder. You, me, us, them, life, liberty and the pursuit of property.
"We disagree, we disrespect, discourse disappears in the age of access. When in doubt get loud! It's my way or the highway."here.
Payne exclusively confirmed to Prog this week that he'd decided to move on after five years. Now longtime member Read and co-founder Storey have also departed, leaving a core unit of Jason Ducker, Zachary Bullock and Dominic Tofield.
Godfrey - who retired earlier this year but retains an advisory role - says in a statement: "Big seismic events, such as those which have been going on within The Enid, always lead to changes in the landscape. These destructive upheavals are just a reflection of life itself. There is always a future in the aftermath and the unexpected nearly always happens.
"Dominic was due to take over from Dave at the end of the year. Unfortunately Dave's planned hip operation was rescheduled, leaving him unable to do the gigs planned. Dom Tofield is now The Enid's drummer.
"Max has decided to follow my example and step down from appearing on stage with the band." Read morehere.
Hughes says: "This is my first solo album in almost eight years as I've been busy doing other projects. This album is definitely rock - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums - all organic vintage instruments - the most grounded rock album I've made to date. This could be the album I think my fans have been waiting for. I've put every single piece of love and soul and heart into this record."
He's joined on Resonate by guitarist and co-producer Soren Andersen, drummer Pontus Engborg and keyboardist Lachy Doley, with a guest appearance by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith.
And Smith says the pair share a "musical telepathy" which makes studio sessions together a pleasure. Read more and watch the videohere.
No release date has been set for the record which will be called Alissa, but White-Gluz - who remains a member of Arch Enemy - says she wants to step away briefly from her band to see more of her "creative adventures unleashed."
She says: "I'm excited to announce that I am currently composing and building my first solo album which will see some more of my creative adventures unleashed.
"It is a welcome creative outlet to unlock all of my lyrical and musical vaults with zero restriction or pressure to conform to any particular style or era. I also pay close attention to what my fans want - I haven't been ignoring the consistent requests for my clean singing voice!" Read morehere.
It saw keyboard icon Wakeman, who played mellotron on the original 1969 track, take the stage with the former International Space Station commander on guitar duties. Hadfield's own rendition of the song from the facility went viral in 2014 - with Bowie describing it as "possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created."
Wakeman says: "It's a real honor to have played on probably the two most iconic versions of Space Oddity - the brilliant original with David of course and now this very special version with Chris, that was born 300 miles from planet earth." Watch the video and read morehere.
He tells FOK!: "We're coming back to Europe in October and November with Entombed AD and then we're going to work on the new album and try to deliver it to Century Media early next year. Then we'll have a busy schedule in terms of touring.
"We write on the road and record between tours. Nowadays, we try to record three or four songs at a time, then go on the road and then write more on tour.
"We set up a small studio in the van or on the bus with a laptop and we record a bunch of songs and put them together. But the next album, since it's a concept album, we might have to record the whole thing together to make it solid." Read more and watch the full interviewhere.
And she's spoken to other people who have shared similar experiences, including the mothers of REM frontman Michael Stipe, Beastie Boy Mike D, rap star Dr Dre and late singer Amy Winehouse.
Publishers Seal Press say: "While the Grohl family had always been musical, Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that stardom was meant to be for her son.
"She often wondered about the other mothers who raised rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children's passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams? Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour?" Read morehere.
Frontman Jonas Renkse recently said: "This recording was actually one of the smoothest we have had so far. The vision was strong and we all worked hard to reach the goal that we had set up for ourselves.
"The album is probably everything we unknowingly ever dreamed of to release. It's a bleak but adventurous journey through our elements. We haven't held back - we've pushed to get forward and backward in the ever-spiralling night of our musical legacy." Watch the videohere.
Leach said last month that he had four demos made for the record, and that Dutkiewicz had two more, although he was planning to leave most of the writing duties to the guitarist.
Now Dutkiewicz tells Wall Of Sound: "We've already talked about making a new record and I've written about six demos. So it's already in motion. I'm thinking we'll be recording it next year.
"The Hymn Of A Broken Man has a tremendous place in my heart. It came from a different place inside of me, so it'll always have a special place in my heart. I'm absolutely on board with making another record." Read morehere.
The band recorded both projects side by side and gave fans the heads up earlier this year that a lot of new music was headed their way. "Sixx:A.M. is in the most creative place of our careers," said Sixx. "For James, DJ and myself, we think it's the perfect time to release so much quality music to our fans who've been supporting us over the last 3 albums."
"Between this album and Vol. 2," added Michael at the time, "we'll leave no stone unturned in our quest to create important music and push the boundaries of rock."
Sixx:A.M. are previewing "Prayers For The Blessed" with a video featuring audio clips of some of the new tunes. Check out the previewhere.
The drummer's personal copy of the work, a first pressing bearing the number 0000001, had been stored in a vault for 35 years and was in "near mint condition" when it fetched $790,000 at a Los Angeles auction in December. The sale now features in the Guinness World Records.
The record was sold along with 1300 other items belonging to Starr, including artwork and heirlooms, to raise money for his charity, the Lotus Foundation. The collection included the drum kit that he played on Beatles hits including Can't Buy Me Love and I Want to Hold Your Hand, which sold at auction for £1.4 million.here.
The AC/DC table features 12 track by the Aussie giants, including Back In Black, You Shook Me All Night Long, Highway To Hell, For Those About To Rock, Thunderstruck, Let There Be Rock and Whole Lotta Rosie.
Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball Inc Gary Stern says: "The combination of rock and pinball can't go wrong. With the introduction of the virtual reality version of AC/DC pinball, we've put an innovative and interactive spin on our much beloved pinball game while playing tribute to one of rock and roll's most influential and memorable bands." Read morehere.
Despite stepped back from Blackfield in 2009, and announcing a full departure in 2014, Wilson describes his latest work with Aviv Geffen as "a return to the full partnership that made the first two albums such firm favourites with fans."
He adds: "Written and recorded over a period of 18 months in both Israel and England, Blackfield V contains 13 linked songs that form a flowing 45-minute ocean themed song cycle.
"With the pair expertly handling vocals, guitars, and keyboards, Tomer Z from the Blackfield band on drums, and string arrangements performed by the London Session Orchestra, the album is a powerful journey through catchy melodies, lush arrangements, and stunning production.
"Alan Parsons produced three of the album's key tracks. Both musicians consider Blackfield V to be their best collaboration to date." Read morehere.
The band say: "Due to technical demands which cannot be met, we have to withdraw from Summer's End. Both organising committee and we as a band decided together in good harmony that we would not be able to take care of a top-notch show as the technical conditions we need to give our audience the show they deserve could not be fulfilled.
"Knight Area will be part of the Summer's End festival in a future edition of the festival and we look forward to this. We feel sorry not to play, especially for the fans who bought tickets, but we hope you will understand that we only want to play if we can perform to the standards we think are necessary for a good show." Read morehere.
Wesley says of his latest song: "The lyrics try and touch upon that moment when you know your life is going to change forever and there is nothing you can do about it. You begin to question your own identity.
"You look back on all the years invested and fear that everything you thought you knew, was wrong to begin with. You wonder if perhaps, you have outrun the light."
The album will be available in Digipak CD, 2LP, CD and digital download. check out the new song and read morehere.
He tells Canoe: "There's a freedom to going solo. I have enjoyed being in the bands I've been in. They've been good bands and they've been successful.
"But after a while, you get tired of it. And it kind of devolves to the point where you turn on the smoke machine and play your hits. That's not really good enough.
"There's no forward motion - and I need that. I need it very strongly. I need to keep making new music. And I need to feel like I'm having fun."here.