The scrapped sessions would come to be known as "The Million Dollar Sessions," as it was rumored that the album had cost a million dollars by the time they decided to start over.
Those demos have now been posted to Reddit for free download. It appears that the post isn't authorized by the band. As a Redditor named "fftamahawk009″ explained, "These are the Million Dollar Demos, for those who don't know, and were the band's first attempt to record their fourth record, One By One, back in 2001.
"This was a pretty tough time for the band, no one was very happy with the recordings, which reportedly cost over a million dollars to make, and, long story short, this version of the album was scrapped and re-recorded in only 2 weeks. 11 songs were recorded.
"Of those, 10 were considered for the album. Of THOSE, 3 were officially released by the band ('Tired of You,' 'Walking A Line,' and 'Normal'). The remaining 7 were never officially released in full. 2 full songs were leaked ('Have It All' and 'Come Back'), and the other 5 were only 30-second clips or so. These are the remaining 7 IN FULL.
"This is the first time these have been made available in their entirety to the public, and have been sought after by die-hard fans (myself included) for the last 13 years. Most of the songs are similar to their final counterparts, while other songs like 'Come Back' and 'Lonely As You' are drastically different." Read morehere.
Marston is the engineer at Queens, New York's Menegroth The Thousand Caves studio and a member of four bands including Gorguts, Krallice, Dysrhythmia, and Behold the Arctopus.
Produced by Bob Rock and Metallica, St. Anger debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and in 30 other countries around the world but received mixed reviews for the group's songwriting - including a lack of guitar solos - and the album's raw production.
Despite its controversial status amongst Metallica fans, Rock has revealed that St. Anger has some famous supporters, with Jimmy Page and Jack White both praising it. Rock tells Talk Is Jericho: "I know Jimmy. He got up and walked over to me, gave me a big hug, and said, 'It's great to see you, I love St. Anger album .'
"I was at the premiere, and Jack White came over. He says, 'I'm Jack White.' I said, 'I know.' He says, 'That's my favorite Metallica album.' So I'm okay with those two." Check out the remixhere.
Taylor tells Radio.com: "When I was growing up, if I heard about people's influences, I went and checked them out. Now, I think people are resistant to anything that feels historical, that feels dated."
He continues: "They can't accept the fact that the band they love so much have gotten influenced by six or seven bands - that if it wasn't for those bands, this band wouldn't exist. They can't accept that. That band is the end-all, be-all."
He fears that the attitude change signals "the start of severity in opinion and righteousness," adding: "There's such a divide between our generation and this generation.
"They're the first generation to have this digital thumb in their mouth. You know, the little brats. You can hate me all you want - I don't give a f***. That's what you are. Get off your phone and cross the street." Watch the video cliphere.
The trio of Cooper, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Johnny Depp organized the proceedings, which sees the three joined by a cast of rockers that includes Sir Paul McCartney, Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger, along with a spoken introduction to "Raise The Dead" by Sir Christopher Lee, recorded just before his death.
The record sees the collective deliver covers of classic tunes by T. Rex, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Doors and more. Conceived by Cooper, the project celebrates the spirit of the original drinking club of the same name that gathered at the upstairs bar of the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Strip, Los Angeles from 1972, of which Cooper was a founding member. Attendees would include the likes of John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz. "To join the club," says Alice, "one simply had to out drink all of the members.
"I'm not here to defend their vices. Over-indulgence of any sort does not ultimately constitute for a healthy mind and body. And while on the periphery of those involved, wives may have come and gone, career choices may have been deemed dubious, and heartbreak in some cases stalked a dark corridor, but in the lair of the Hollywood Vampires only joy and laughter reigned."
The lead single combines Cooper's own "School's Out" with Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2." Read more including tracklisting, see cover art and video previewhere.
Rolling Stone named Sgt Pepper the Greatest Album Of All Time in 2003 and it's often considered to be a key moment in the development of prog rock, art rock and using production techniques as an art form.
But Richards tells Esquire: "The Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles. But there's not a lot of roots in that music. I think they got carried away. Why not? If you're the Beatles in the '60s, you just get carried away-you forget what it is you wanted to do. You're starting to do Sgt. Pepper.
"Some people think it's a genius album, but I think it's a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like Satanic Majesties-"Oh, if you can make a load of sh*t, so can we." Read morehere.
Mayer, along with former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will stage the special October 31st concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Dead & Company will also feature RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and former Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge and they will be performing two sets of music comprised mainly of classic Grateful Dead tracks.
Bill Kreutzmann had the following to say about the special show, "Fare Thee Well proved to me that I'm not done exploring new rhythmic territory with Mickey -- I'm recommending that everyone puts their helmet on, because we are going to blast our way into some serious drums and space…And with Mayer riding shotgun with Weir -- we're in good company, so to speak."
John Mayer shared, "I deeply love the Dead's music, and it has inspired me in ways I never imagined. To help carry this music is the opportunity and the honor of a lifetime."
Weir adds, "We're not done with these songs and they're not done with us. We're gonna take these old friends on some new adventures."
And the guitarist admits he hadn't given much thought to what he achieved with Dave Mustaine and co until he was promoting his 2014 album Inferno. Friedman tells the Metal Brainiac: "For the longest time it was the farthest thing from my mind. Then I started to really get a grip on what people think of Megadeth's stuff that I did.
"I hadn't forgotten about it but I really had no idea the kind of impact and the enthusiasm that the fans of that era have. I'd never really seen it with my eyes because I got sidetracked in Japan - I was oblivious.
He continues: "As much as I don't really like to go back and redo something that I've already done, I would still consider something like an event with Megadeth because the fans would love it; for no other reason than that." Read morehere.
Guitarist Travis Miguel, who falls from a 13-storey building, tells Louder Noise: ""I didn't realise how scared of heights I was until we filmed that. It was very unnerving - I really don't want to do that ever again and Mark Porter made me do it seven or eight times."
But drummer Brandon Saller reports that even though the video is hard to watch, the result is "cool." He adds: "The concept Porter came up with was very dark and very bold. We haven't had a video in our career that was almost disturbing to watch, so I think it came across really good." Watch the videohere.
The band had said he'd rejoin them for their show in Mansfield, Massachusetts - but although he's thought to have been in the venue, he didn't appear on stage.
Frontman Corey Taylor told WAAF: "Alex is okay. He's going to need plenty of rest, but we're not planning on cancelling any shows. We're looking at trying to balance what we need to do for the fans against what we need to do for Alex's health." Read morehere.
Here is what the band had to say, "We would officially like to welcome Darren James Smith (Harem Scarem) back to Red Dragon Cartel! He will be reuniting with the band for shows on September 6th and 10th in California followed by a tour of Japan that begins on September 15th!
"The band will be taking the rest of 2015 off from touring to hit the studio and start recording. The highly anticipated second album from Jake and RDC will be ready for release in the first few months of 2016!"
Players will be able to import all their content from previous versions of the game into Rock Band 4, taking the number of available tracks for the new offering to over 2000.
Project manager Daniel Sussman told Eurogamer: "We really are taking the long view and positioning Rock Band 4 as the Rock Band for this console generation. We think we can support our audience through a series of title updates and content updates that expand the feature set over time." See the full tracklisthere.
No further details have been released - the band say simply: "More information coming soon." Their last album was 2009's Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da, although frontman Till Lindemann recently revealed the band would reconvene in September to work on fresh material.
Lindemann has been involved with with Peter Tagtgren on his Lindemann project, resulting in the launch of Skills In Pills in June. Check out the Amerika trailerhere.
Head tells Do You Know Jack: "We started writing a few weeks ago and we have a bunch of ideas. It's really coming out quickly." He adds: "It's pretty danged heavy - we're really pleased with what's going on.
"We're five guys in the band. We want everyone to be happy with the album. We want everybody to be smiling at the end of the process." He believes the resulting work could be "heavier than anyone's heard Korn in a long time." Read morehere.
The guitarist last month confirmed he was planning a return to playing rock music in 2016 - but only briefly. He said: "We'll probably play three or four shows in June. That's all." He added that, despite Joe Lynn Turner having talked up the chances of a reunion, the ex Rainbow singer probably wouldn't be involved.
All Our Yesterdays is released on September 18 in CD, CD/DVD and digital formats, with vinyl and box set versions following on October 16. Stream "Moonlight Shadow"here.
They drone: "With summer time comes summer fun and with summer fun comes summer activities. Wouldn't you like to have summer fun? Immerse yourself in incredulously mesmerizing recreational exercises such as blowing off steam, marshall arts, athletics and aerobic exercises."
The tour - which follows the release of sixth album American Beauty/American Psycho in January - kicked off Wednesday night (August 5) in California. Fall Out Boy return to the UK and Europe in October. Watch the videohere.
The Ghoul tells Rolling Stone: "We came up with this mixture where we could combine all our favourite adolescent music styles. We found a way of having an extreme metal riff then throwing a pop melody over it.
"After that it was, 'Oh, sh*t - maybe we could turn it into a horror-rock band, and we could throw in this very childish sort of fascination for horror films."
However, there's a deeper message behind their work, he says. "We're dabbling with mankind and his or her relationship to God. That's been the thing through all three records. It will be the thing on the fourth too."
He adds: "Let's say we're 55% about giving a show and 45% about changing the world" and emphasizes the band are "not attempting to provide answers to anything - we're only reflecting." Read morehere.
Morello recently revealed he'd love to play with Cornell again following a 2014 performance by the duo at a benefit show in Seattle. Cornell tells Total Guitar: "I think it would be great.
"We did a lot of songs, and with the benefit of not having done anything with those guys for so long, I can't imagine what it would be. It would be a really amazing experience just to get back and work with the same guys again.
"We were certainly a prolific group of people; we wrote three whole albums in around five years. And these were albums that were raw and we had extra material. We just never seemed to have trouble ever trying to agree on what would come out of the songs." Read morehere.
Babb tells Prog: "We've captured an energy and rawness here. For many fans, the DVD will be the first look at a lineup that's been going strong, performing and recording non-stop for the last two years."
The lineup features Babb, Susie Bogdanowicz, Carl Groves, Aaron Raulston, Kamran Alan Shikoh and Fred Schendel. Double Live includes music from Glass Hammer albums Perelandra, Shadowlands, The Inconsolable Secret, IF and The Breaking Of The World. The pack will contain two CDs and a DVD, with full details to be revealed soon. Watch the trailerhere.
Godsticks say: "We're ideally looking for a long-term band member, but as we have a European tour coming up, supporting Tony Macalpine, short-term candidates are also being considered."
Meanwhile, Roberts reports: "I parted company with the awesome Godsticks band - it was logistical more than anything else. Please check out their imminent release Emergence, though." Read morehere.
It comes two days before their previously announced gig in Edinburgh, and has been added as they prepare for the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 28 and 29.
The band recently issued a video for an alternative take on Vicious Love featuring Paramore's Hayley Williams. It's lifted from Resurrection: Ascension - a 20-track deluxe version of 2014's Resurrection. Watch the videohere.
Cavalera tells Sticks For Stones: "I don't give a sh*t about Sepultura or what they're doing - I just heard from fans that people don't like their albums. They're sh*tty, and the band's just going down and down.
"It's just so sad to see a band that was so important and special in the 90s turn to sh*t like that so fast." He continues: "I'm proud of what I did with them. We did great records and we did cool stuff, and that's there forever. I'll leave it at that." Read morehere.
The album is described as "a journey through every guitar-driven genre developed before, with influences ranging from classical music to philosophy, from poetry to ancient myth, to create their very own brew of emotionally packed pieces."
Destrier is available to pre-order in a variety of bundles or via iTunes. They've also announced a short run of UK shows in November to support the release. Read morehere.
Moracchioli says: "There's been some suggestions on doing the Ghostbusters song for a while so I finally got around to it. This is a pretty nostalgic song and movie for me, so it was a blast doing it."
Moracchioli has released three full-length albums of covers which are available to buy digitally through iTunes. Check out his metal cover version of the Ghostbusters themehere.
The song is set to appear on the follow-up to their self-titled 2014 debut which is expected to be released after they wrap up their North American tour next month.
Guitarist Michael Clifford said of the track: "I'm surprised people love that song because it's heavy as hell. I'm so happy that people are supportive of that type of music again - the type of music that we've wanted to make."
Clifford was injured in a pyro accident in London in May which resulted in the band replacing firebombs with confetti. Watch the videohere.
The band features frontman Geoff Rickly and former members of Lostprophets. It's their third single from the record and follows Eyeshadow and 10,000 Summers.
In June, keyboard player Jamie Oliver revealed he had a lucky escape he encountered a mountain lion while jogging in LA. He said: "I'd decided not to wear headphones. This one thing alone probably saved my life." Watch the videohere.
Our song "Cast in Amber" is actually a sequel to a song that we released on our second album called "Etched in Stone". I should preface that "Etched in Stone" has an interesting back-story in and of itself, as I originally wrote that song with a gothic rock band I was in during college, prior to URN, called Sacrosanct. Michelle Belanger, who most people would know from being the blind-folded psychic on the reality show Paranormal State and has come into great success as a writer, was my singer in that band and it ended up becoming a fairly popular song for us in the circuits that we played back in those days.
Regrettably, Sacrosanct would never record any material as, well, we were in college and we placed our priorities on actually graduating. (Yeah, we were nerds.) My grandmother had passed away from cancer around that time and that was the primary muse of my writing that song. She was very special to me and most of the music I write is a catharsis from some darker or negative emotion that I'm experiencing at that time and am trying to purge it.
I would eventually release that song ten years later once URN had established ourselves and I brought Michelle into the studio to do guest vocals and we both felt a sense of closure and accomplishment. I adjusted the lyrics so that it focused more on the loss of a loved one in general, leaving a stark emptiness in a person having to move forward.
Now, "Cast in Amber" takes on the opposite perspective, giving an even more somber focus. It is from the perspective of the person that has passed on and is retrospectively looking back in hope that the impression they left for their loved ones is a positive one.
So one would ask, "how can you write from a dead person's perspective?" The obvious answer is that you can't.
I, like millions of people who were living in America at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, had gone through a great deal of loss in both my personal and professional life. It catapulted me into a massive despair and I spiraled to view my existence as one colossal punch line.
This was all in my head of course, as my life at that time wasn't good by any means, but it was worth living. Nonetheless, I had considered suicide at one point and "Cast in Amber" would be in a way, not so much a suicide letter, but the words I would express if I did actually end my existence.
The song really was built around the melody in the interlude, which derived from a vocal exercise that I came up with when I was taking classical voice lessons at Columbia College in Chicago. In the initial version, I sang the part a cappella (and still do when we perform the song live). However, when we were in studio recording the song, we had our violinist at the time play the part and we felt it just really gave it a whole new dimension.
We felt so strongly about the song, this is why we made it the first single off our new release and filmed the video for it based on the lyrical narrative that song tries to portray. It is our intention that the listener would find solace in a time of despair and to hopefully re-discover the beautiful gift that life is.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, check out the video here and learn more about the albumright here!