B-Sides Report for 08/10/2015

Fear Factory Streaming Entire New Album 'Genexus' Online

(TeamRock Radio) Fear Factory are streaming their ninth album Genexus in full - and they've also released a video for lead track Dielectric. The follow-up to 2012's The Industrialist is launched on August 7 via Nuclear Blast.

Vocalist Burton C Bell recently explained: "The word 'genexus' is a hybrid of two words - 'genesis' and 'nexus.' It describes the next transition in human evolution, as man moves forward to a mechanical state of being.

"The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us." Watch the new video and stream the album here.

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Kid Rock Does Surprise Jam With Ted Nugent

(hennemusic) Ted Nugent made a surprise appearance during the opening night of Kid Rock's record-setting 10 sold-out show home stand at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, MI on August 7 and video of the jam shot by Ted's wife from the front row has been posted online.

The Michigan natives shared the stage late in Rock's 2-hour set, with the host preparing to launch into "Cat Scratch Fever" before Nugent bolted on stage to take over.

"LORD HAVE MERCY!!," posted Nugent after the concert. "The mighty MotorCity Madhouse LIVES & Kid Rock & his killer band make all Detroit/American rockers very very proud! Amazing opening night of their record breaking 10night sellout run at PineKnob North of Detroit!

"I figured I could take a quick break from fishing, grab ol killer Byrdland Blackie & show the boys how to krankout the Motown guitar classic CATSACRATCHFEVER with maxximum piss&vinegar ultra attitude & SpiritWild! Damn that was crazyFUN! It's only Rock-N-Roll but I like it! KidRock is my sonic bombast BloodBrother!! YOWZA!!"

Rock's other guest on opening night was his son, Bobby Jr., who joined the singer for an encore version of "Good Time Lookin' For Me." Part of Rock's summer tour with Foreigner in support of his latest album, "First Kiss", the dates shatter previous ticket sale records for the state of Michigan, previously held by Garth Brooks at approximately 107,000 tickets; the shows will see Kid Rock sell over 145,000 while also breaking the record for most consecutive dates at the venue, formerly held by Bob Seger. Watch the video here.

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Eminem Sparks Controversy With Rape Lyrics On Dr. Dre's New Album

(Radio.com) Dr. Dre's first new album Compton, his first in sixteen years, was released on Friday and features and people are reacting to the guest verses. Kendrick Lamar took the opportunity to re-ignite his feud with Drake.

Eminem is coming under fire for his verse on "Medicine Man" specifically for this line: "Ain't no one safe from, non-believers there ain't none/I even make the bitches I rape c-."

Eminem is no stranger to controversy and it's not the first time the rapper has incorporated "rape" into his lyrics. On "Vegas," which is featured on the Shady XV compilation, the rapper seemed to be threatening to rape rapper Iggy Azalea. See the lyrics here.

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Trailer For Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese's Rock Drama Vinyl Released

(Classic Rock) The first trailer for Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese's rock drama Vinyl has been released. The nine-part series about the fortunes of a 1970s record label exec will air next year on US network HBO. Scorsese will direct the pilot and serve as an executive producer alongside the Rolling Stones frontman.

Vinyl features actors Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Andrew 'Dice' Clay and P.J. Byrne, while Jagger's son James will star as Kip Stevens, the singer of fictional punk outfit Nasty Bits.

Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Otis Redding and Elton John will also be portrayed in the show. The Rolling Stones reissued their 1971 album Sticky Fingers in June, while guitarist Keith Richards hinted they could soon begin work on the follow-up to 2005's A Bigger Bang. Watch the trailer here.

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Bon Jovi Stream New Song 'Blind Love' And Plan New Tour

(Classic Rock) Bon Jovi have released a lyric video for their track Blind Love. The song is one of the tracks that will appear on "fan album" Burning Bridges, to be released on August 21.

Frontman Jon Bon Jovi recently said: "This is a fan record to accompany a twelve-show international tour. It's sort of a hint as to where we're going musically - but the new album, the real new album, will be early next year."

The band's published dates for the short international tour start with a show in Indonesia on September 11 and end with one in Israel on October 3. Stream the new song here.

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Disturbed Streaming New Song 'What Are You Waiting For'

(TeamRock Radio) Disturbed have released a lyric video for their track What Are You Waiting For. It's taken from comeback album Immortalized, to be launched on August 21 after the band ended a four-year hiatus.

Frontman David Draimain recently revealed he writes most of his music while smoking weed, saying: "It helps me relax. I can see the holes in the rhythm and the melody and I'll know where I can go, and what the possibilities are."

The band were this week revealed to be among the most listened metal acts on Spotify. They feature in the latest edition of Metal Hammer, out now in print, digital and via TeamRock+. Stream the new song here.

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Blessthefall Release 'Walk On Water' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Blessthefall have released a music video for their track Walk On Water. It's from fourth album To Those Left Behind which is set for release on September 18 via Fearless Records.

Frontman Beau Bokan called the follow-up to 2013's Hollow Bodies as a "giant f***ing leap forward." adding: "We're constantly trying to outdo ourselves.

"We're at our absolute best as musicians and songwriters. We're looking forward to seeing where this album will take us." Check out the new "Walk On Water" video here.

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The Sword Streaming New Song 'Dreamthieves'

(Classic Rock) The Sword have released an online stream of their track Dreamthieves. The song comes from their fifth album High Country, which will be released on August 21 via Napalm Records.

They previously revealed Mist & Shadow from the follow-up to 2012's Apocryphon. Speaking about High Country, frontman JD Cronise tells Noisey: "I hope our fans will be open to it. I know some of them will be, and they spread the word to other people who may not have been into our older stuff.

"I just want people to dig it. It's meant to be a generally positive vibe, not super intense or doomy - just a classic rock record with different shades of tones and a good time." Stream the new track here.

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Drowning Pool's Bodies Get Sock Puppet Parody

(Classic Rock) Drowning Pool are the latest band to have their work spoofed by YouTube channel Sock Puppet Parody. Slayer, Rage Against The Machine and Immortal have all been sent up by the channel in the past.

Sock Puppet Parody have now taken Drowning Pool's 2001 single Bodies and reworked it as Let The Laundry Hit The Floor. It features alternative lyrics which describe the fate of dirty socks escaping from a washing basket.

The band, who said they were planning a studio return this year to record the follow-up to 2013's Resilience, saw the funny side of the video and posted a link to it on their Facebook page. Watch it here.

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Ghost Streaming New Song 'Majesty'

(hennemusic) Swedish occult rockers Ghost have released an online stream of "Majesty", a track from their forthcoming third album, "Meliora." Due August 21, the project sees the debut of new vocalist Papa Emeritus III alongside the Nameless Ghouls following the resignation of his three-month older brother Papa Emeritus II.

Produced by Klas ┼hlund and mixed by Andy Wallace (Slayer, Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, Linkin Park), "Meliora" is the follow-up to the band's second album and major label debut, 2013's "Infestissumam."

"Majesty" is the fourth track issued in advance of the album, following "Absolution", "From The Pinnacle To The Pit" and the lead single, "Cirice." The group will launch the Black To The Future North American tour at The Fillmore in Washington, DC on September 22, which will be followed by fall dates across Europe. Stream the song here.

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Jake Owen Announces He And His Wife Are Ending Their Marriage

(Radio.com) Country star Jake Owen and his wife of three years, Lacey Buchanan have decided to divorce. Owen broke the news to fans via a post on Twitter late last week.

Owen tweeted a statement out saying, "I wanted to let my fans know how much I've appreciated their support not only of my career, but my family as a whole. Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage.

"We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure that she has a beautiful life with loving parents. We appreciate you respecting our privacy during this time." Read more here.

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Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley To Be A Father

(Radio.com) Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley is about to be a father. The country singer's wife, Cassie, shared the news via blog with photos announcing that baby Kelley is arriving sometime in February.

"Charles and I are SO BEYOND EXCITED to share with y'all that we are expecting a baby," she wrote. "He or she is due in February and we are so happy we can hardly stand it. Like, ecstatic and I'm crying even as I type those words!"

Cassie also explained on her website the struggles the couple had to get pregnant. "I don't know about other moms (or future moms!) out there but I just assumed that when we wanted to start a family, it would happen just like that. Well, it didn't. We went through several years of trying before finally seeing our fertility doctor in Nashville this past November." Read more here.

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Sporty Spice Hints At Spice Girls Reunion

(Radio.com) Twitter is abuzz that with reports the Spice Girls may be eyeing a reunion next year, which would mark the 20th anniversary of their debut single, 1996's "Wannabe."

That's the one where they explain to any potential suitors that, if they would like to date any one of the Spice Girls, it's a non-negotiable requirement that the potential suitor be "down" with her friends, i.e. the other Spice Girls. They also note that "Friendship never ends."

However those friendships between the Spice Girls may have been strained in 1998 when Geri Halliwell left the group. And of course, the group broke up in 2000.

In 2007, with Halliwell back in the fold, they kicked off a reunion tour which ran through 2008, and they also got back together to perform at the 2012 Olympics. But now, it looks like the group may be getting back together once again, according to The Guardian, citing a number of tweets from the band members.

Earlier Friday morning, Mel C (aka Sporty Spice) tweeted "Woke up this morning wondering whether I need to start practising my backflips???!!!" a reference to her days in the Spice Girls. Baby Spice also tweeted a hint, read more here.

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Symphony X Release 'Kiss Of Fire' Lyric Video

(Prog) Symphony X have released a lyric video for their track Kiss Of Fire. The song comes from their ninth album Underworld, which launched in July via Nuclear Blast.

Guitarist Michael Romero tells Prog: "This one does have a lot of elements of what we've done in the past. There might be a song with sections that could have been on The Divine Wings Of Tragedy, our third record, or there might be a heavy song that sounds like it could have been on Iconoclast.

"It's pretty diverse. It's a good balance of everything we've done, but also a little bit different because we're trying to fine-tune the songwriting and really pay attention to the melodies and the arrangements and flow." Watch the video here.

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Blurred Vision Release 'All I Wanted' Lyric Video

(Prog) Blurred Vision have released a lyric video for their track All I Wanted. The song comes from the trio's debut album Organized Insanity, which was launched in April via Cherry Red.

The psychedelic pop outfit, led by Iranian-born brothers Sepp and Sohl Osley, first drew large-scale attention when Roger Waters approved of their 2010 cover of Another Brick In The Wall.

They describe All I Wanted, produced by Terry Brown, as "a reminder of how precious our here and now is." It was inspired when all three members became uncles, leading them to realize: "There is nothing more humbling than to be in the presence of a newborn or a young child, when all you can think about is protecting their innocence. At the same time, you're forced to understand why we lose that simplicity as we get older and create the barriers that separate us from one another." Check out the lyric video here.

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Riverside Release Fear Teaser For 'Love, Fear And The Time Machine'

(Prog) Riverside have released another trailer for sixth album Love, Fear And The Time Machine. After the launch of a clip focusing on the Love element, the latest teaser concentrates on Fear.

The follow-up to 2013's Shrine Of New Generation Slaves is set for launch on September 4 via InsideOut. Frontman Mariusz Duda recently said: "I wanted to combine the 70s and the 80s.

"The 80s was a decade of musical growth for me - I remember being enchanted by music deep with bass, chorus and all kinds of reverb." Watch the new teaser video here.

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The Black Atlas Singled Out Week: Moonsong

Doom-rock artist The Black Atlas just released his new solo EP "Devils" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about some of the tracks for the effort. Today he tells us about "Moonsong". Here is the story:

I was on the A train headed uptown after having purchased the Marseilles Tarot deck at a small retailer of curios and cards, a local haunt in Manhattan's West Village at that time. At first I was unsure whether or not to take the deck out right there in the shaky subway car, or wait 'til I was home, at my desk. However, at last I was compelled. Lifting the lid, I turned the box upside down and let the deck slide into my palm. I looked over to my left, at my girlfriend at the time. She was asleep, with her head on the train car wall. Feeling a little nervous and excited, I began to shuffle the cards facedown, without looking at them. I was trying to go by feel. I had done this many times before. I cut the deck and drew a card: La Lune.

The colors were stark, and the artwork somewhat crude, but the sight of it seemed to literally evoke a resonant note somewhere inside my body. The crustacean crawling forth from waters of untold depth, the howling dogs beside the trail that leads winding over the horizon to the foreign city, the moon heavy and low in the night sky. All familiar symbols to me, but somehow seen for the first time. I put the card back in to the deck and began shuffling again. Vigorously. Thoroughly. Cutting the deck once more, I drew the first card on top yet again: La Lune. I felt a chill run through me. Immediately, I glanced up at my girlfriend, still asleep next to me. She had not seen me draw the card twice consecutively.

Later that night, I sat at my desk, alone, with the deck in front of me. Almost afraid of what may happen, I shuffled the cards again, cutting the deck three times now. After a deep breath and a moment's hesitation, I drew once more: La Lune.

The Moon is the eighteenth Tarot Trump of the Major Arcana. Its symbolism includes the realm of mysticism, the exploration of the unconscious world of dream images. A few nights later, I would write "Moonsong" almost in its entirety. Inspired by the recurrent Tarot card, I wrote the lyrics entirely stream of consciousness, drawing from first thoughts, and dreamlike imagery that appeared while writing. The subject most present to me in this song is the dreamlike underworld, where images from the wellspring of creativity and meaning abut and intrude upon the waking mind's rigid rationality. Most significantly, much like my experience on the subway train, these images are experiences in themselves, which we may never truly share with another person. We are the sole witness to our own dreamlife.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the new EP right here!

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