|Chris Robley Week: Centaurea|
The first time I ever kept a first vocal take in its entirety. Granted, the melody is lower and easy to sing. But still, I'm giving myself credit here. It was also one of the only times where a complete lyric came on so suddenly that I felt as if I were taking dictation. I woke up late one night, went out to the living room, and started scribbling fast. Besides some minor revisions, the words, imagery, and rhyme scheme is exactly what came spilling out.
The national flower of Germany belongs to the genus Centaurea. This is a song about that liminal twilight at the end of a war, where peace is coming over the horizon but no one can feel it yet. (He went into a lot of detail so we're only printing the first part of each story in the Day in Rock- here is a link to the full story for today)
|Stone Temple Pilots Reunion|
The singer made the announcement during an appearance this past Saturday (January 19) at an all-star gala event benefiting the AROD Family Foundation. The event took place at the Ritz Carlton hotel in South Beach, Florida.
Hosts included Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and his wife Cynthia, who founded the non-profit organization to support programs focused on improving quality of life, education and mental health for families in distress. [what about Velvet Revolver? Who knows, appears Weiland missed their gig at the Sundance Film Fest the following night.]- more on this story
|Coachella Goes Pink Floyd|
Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, Cafe Tacuba and the Raconteurs.
The Breeders, the reunited Love And Rockets, Rilo Kiley, Justice, M.I.A., Sasha & Digweed, Fatboy Slim, Madness and Battles are also on the bill, which was revealed today (Jan. 21) at a Mexico City press event.- All the details can be had here
|Stones For Sale?|
The deal could potentially see EMI – the bands current label – lose up to £3 million a year in revenue.
The reports, which emerged in yesterday's Observer, claim that rivals Sony and Universal are also considering making an approach for the bands past hits. - more on this story
|Rage Against Metallica at Reading and Leeds?|
So that started the rumor mill churning and Metal Underground had this rumor: METALLICA and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE are rumored to be two of the three American headliners slated to perform at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, which will happen, as usual, in England over the August Bank holiday weekend from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24.
We do know that Metallica is heading over there this summer so that is totally possible. But can we guess at the third headliner? Could it be Van Halen? What about Guns N' Roses? Stone Temple Pilots? Hopefully we'll know soon.
|Korny Konfusion Over Temp|
"Rob Patterson is NOT replacing Munky. In fact, Shane Gibson, the backup guitarist of KORN and the lead guitarist for [KORN singer] Jonathan Davis' solo tour, was asked to take over Munky's role as the lead guitarist soon after Munky's departure. Shane saved the day by re-learning new parts of all 22 songs in ONE DAY and was ready to rock out by the next evening.
"Rob Patterson was brought back to fill in for Shane's backup guitarist's role since Shane is now playing the lead and Rob knows the backup guitar parts by heart by being a backup guitarist in the past. Although Shane and Rob both are playing up front on the stage since two or three shows prior to last night's show (at first, Rob was in the back with Kalen), Shane is playing Munky's guitar parts, the major riffs, heaviest and loudest parts of all songs.
|Triumph Reunite for Euro Fest|
Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil More will reunite for the first time in two decades at the Sweden Rock Festival outside Solvesborg, Sweden, in June.
An organizer of the festival says they jumped at getting Triumph to play at the festival- more on this story
|Weiland Misses Gig|
According to PageSix.com, "speculation from inside the band's camp said the singer had missed his flight to Sundance for the performance, but that didn't stop his bandmates from literally asking the crowd if they wanted to have a go."
"It's was crazy, they were inviting anyone who wanted to get up sing," an onlooker told PageSix.com.- More including some video
|Disneyland Not For Bands|
The band were due to support Social Distortion at a venue on the Disney site in Anaheim, Orange County tomorrow (January 22nd).
"I think Mickey Mouse got jealous that Minnie Mouse had Gallows posters on her wall," said Gallows guitarist Laurent Barnard. "That kind of stuff happens a lot. I recommend Mickey shows Minnie some more attention, you know, take her out and make her feel special. Cartoon mice need love too."- more on this story
|Not Really Platinum|
Kelly Clarkson's My December also got a platinum plaque despite being about 250,000 copies short of the million-sold mark
And someone greased enough palms to get James Blunt a gold record for his latest album, even though it's sold 352,000 copies.
|Wyclef Vs Cheapo Jacko|
The former Fugee collaborated with Jacko in the studio shortly after the release of the remix album 'Blood On The Dancefloor' back in 1997, but says that he hasn't received the full payment for the work.
He said: "Michael owes me money. After Mike did 'Blood On The Dancefloor' I went into the studio with him.
"It was a long time ago now, but I still haven't been paid. Mike knows the money he owes me. I just wish he'd get in touch," reports The Sun.- more on this story
|Rush Announce 08 Tour Plans|
The band will begin the trek in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 11 and wind up in Atlanta on July 22.
Rush 2008 tour dates: April 11 - San Juan, Puerto Rico * April 13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL * April 15 - Orlando, FL * April 17 - Jacksonville, FL * April 19 - New Orleans, LA- All of the dates
|Yeah Yeah Yeahs Working on New CD|
"We have a wet and wild feeling about 2008 and we're not kidding. YYYs are currently writing and recording another record.
"A chunk of December was spent on a musical farm in Mass throwing cow dung at each other, making music makes us do strange things. Holidays brought adventures and performances into the YYY foreground.- more on this story
|Sammy Davis Jr. Legal Battle|
Joining her in the lawsuit are Judy and Burt Boyar, who co-wrote Davis's autobiographies, Yes, I Can and Why Me? They claim that the former partners, California couple Barrett LaRoda and Anthony Francis, enticed Mrs. Davis to sign away rights to her husband's estate to a company they created called Sammy Davis Jr. Enterprises and that they have mismanaged the company ever since.
Mrs. Davis claims that the pair demanded executive producer credits in connection with the film bio and then scuppered negotiations with the studio when the talks were near completion.- more on this story
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