The band are packaging "Season Of The Dead", "Cry All Night", "Take Me Home" and "Isolated Man" on "The End" CD alongside four live tracks from the "13" world tour.
With original artwork by Shepard Fairey of the Obey Giant street art campaign, the extras from the "13" sessions feature Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler with drummer Brad Wilk, while the live material presents the three original Sabbath members rounded out by touring drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman.
Last November, Iommi revealed the group were planning to issue the unused tracks but weren't quite sure what form the package might take at that point. "For the last LP we did record 16 songs (and only used 12)," said the guitarist, "so we may still put something out from that. We don't know yet."
Black Sabbath will launch the farewell tour on January 20 in Omaha, NE. Read morehere.
In an Instagram post, Tkaczyk reveals he lost a leg as a result of the crash and also details a string of other injuries. But he insists he'll play the drums again. Tkaczyk says: "So the rumors are true everyone. Unfortunately I did lose my leg in this accident.
"This is one injury among many others such as fractures in my ribs, spine, and hip along with some ligament tears in my rotator cuff and labrum. I have remained in positive and good spirits since I woke up from a 10-day coma in November to the sight of my missing leg. Not going to let it stop me.
"I don't care what anyone says. It's a long road ahead, but I will play drums again. Can't wait to get back on the kit. Couldn't have dealt with this without the love and support from my brothers in TGI and crew, friends, fans and family. Thank you all." Read morehere.
The suit claims the acoustic introduction to 1971's "Stairway" was lifted from Spirit's 1968 instrumental "Taurus." The Wrap reports attorneys for plaintiff Michael Skidmore - trustee for the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust which, according to the papers, owns Wolfe's copyrights - slammed Led Zeppelin for questioning the validity of the trust in papers filed on Tuesday.
"There is no evidence to cast even the slightest bit of shade on the validity of the Trust, nor have Defendants argued that there is any real reason to doubt the validity of the Trust," the papers read. "This is a pure fishing expedition."
Led Zeppelin's camp contends that the Wolfe trust is only valid if it is a qualified charitable foundation or other qualified entity, and claims that Skidmore's legal team hasn't provided evidence to that effect. Read more and listen to both songshere.
As previously reported, the March 31 show will feature performances from Michael Stipe, The Roots, Jakob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper and Farrell. That show will take place at Carnegie Hall.
The tribute concerts turned into a memorial following Bowie's death on January. David Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti will lead the house band for both shows. Read morehere.
But under an amendment to the law introduced in the 1980s, record companies can claim lost profits on uncompleted albums, which is what Warner Brothers intends to do, according to Billboard.
A7X's lawyer Howard E King says: "Avenged Sevenfold recently exercised the rights given them by this law and ended its recording agreement with Warner Bros Records.
King adds that, since A7X signed the deal with Warner in 2004, the label has undergone "multiple regime changes that led to dramatic turnover at every level of the company, to the point where no one on the current A&R staff has even a nodding relationship with the band."
Warner Brothers claim that the band owe them a live album to complete the terms of the contract and the label say that they've already paid for it. Read morehere.
Last weekend, Sandman received a package from Metallica'a lawyers before a show at a London, Ontario club with a 41-page document threatening legal action over the use of the group's name and trademarked, official, stylized logos.
Billed as "Canada's tribute to Metallica," Sandman promote themselves with a stylized logo that appears similar to branding used by the veteran metal outfit.
Once the news made international headlines, it caught the band's attention and they stepped in to correct the situation. "We hear that a Canadian Metallica tribute band is a little upset with us and with a little digging figured out why," posted the band on their website. "It turns out that a certain letter was delivered to the band Sandman that neither we nor our management were aware of until it surfaced online. Lucky for us, the band was kind enough to post it for us to see, and it turns out that we have a very overzealous attorney who sent this letter without our knowledge.
"We have a long history of not only enjoying tribute bands, but we started as one. Heck, we even recorded a two-disc album of covers! We will always remember those days and continue to enjoy tribute bands, even inviting them to support us on various tours over the years.
"Sandman should file the letter in the trash, we've spoken to Joe Di Taranto of the band and it's all good. Keep doing what you're doing... we totally support you! And in the meantime our attorney can be found at SFO catching a flight to go permanently ice fishing in Alaska." Read morehere.
The LPs are pressed on luxury 180-gram vinyl and include inner sleeves with lyrics, presented in a hand-numbered outer slipcase box with a specially commissioned cover painting by artist Paul Gregory.
In addition, 500 copies with a framable print of the cover signed by frontman Biff Byford will be available exclusively via Demon's online store. Read morehere.
Admission is free of charge, but fans can register to attend by filling in the contact form on Geronimo's website. The site also carries further details about the event. "From the sofa to the Coca Cola tongue, my new collection has around thirty pieces," says Geronimo.
A special launch night takes place on January 21. Geronimo has invited several members of the Rolling Stones, but admits he has no idea whether anybody from the group will swing on by. "I don't really want to comment on that, or hundreds of thousands of people will want to attend," he says.
Having grown up on a North Dakota reservation, the self-taught Geronimo first met the Stones in 2006, and they became a huge part of his life. "Andy Warhol did pop art, I do rock art," he tells Classic Rock. Surprisingly, he sees only in black and white, although he's known for using a range of vivid colours. This is the legacy of a fight that left him blind for three months. Read more and see some of the imageshere.
Online Athens reports that Quesada was driving the vehicle which was carrying members of bands Khaotika and Wormreich. Paul Truesdell and Ian McKinney (aka Nazgul Vathron) of Wormreich and Khaotika's Nicholas Crisostomo died at the scene.
The van was on the I-85 highway as the bands were heading to Atlanta for a show. Eight other people were treated in hospital for their injuries, with three of those said to have been in a critical condition. Read morehere.
But the drummer says he doesn't even think heavy metal has a place at an awards ceremony that 'doesn't understand' the genre. He tells Elliot In The Morning: "This is not the kind of award that we aim for when we're writing music. And metal, for me, shouldn't really even be a part of it.
"In the way that the Grammy awards has presented itself, it's basically a pop show. As far as songwriting, it comes down to lyrics and melody. Metal, to me, is not supposed to be popular. It's not supposed to be awarded, it's the music for outsiders. It's rebellious and a little more aggressive than most people would want to deal with.
"I'm glad that it's represented there, but I don't think there's method in place there that really understands what we're doing. Yes, I respect the artists that we're up against, but basically it's a popularity contest when we get there." Read morehere.
They first worked with the producer on their record Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones two years ago. Black Veil Brides announced to fans last month that they were re-entering the studio to begin pre-production on album number five.
Frontman Andy Biersack previously told Jagermeister UK that the band are under less pressure than before when writing music. He said: "We've never had an opportunity, in all of our career, to make a record that had some time behind it.
"Every record that we've done has been a really quick turnaround, and that's not by design - that's because, times being what they are, the record label goes, 'Give us a record now.'
"And we go, 'We wanna do this crazy concept record.' And they go, 'Well, you have two months to do it. So good luck with that.' Now, by virtue of the fans, we've got an opportunity to take a little bit of time." Read more and watch the videohere.
The band were formed by Fabrizio Grossi, Lance Lopez and Kenny Aronoff and along with Haynes' contribution, the record also features Billy Gibbons, Walter Trout, Robben Ford, Eric Gales and Chris Duarte.
Grossi says: "More than a band, I like to see this entity as a party - a party with hosts and a bunch of friends coming over. Without the blues there is no soul and without the soul there is no feeling and groove and tension. It's our own respectful tribute to what blues means to us." Check out the songhere.
Cheap Trick will enter the Rock Hall during an April 8 ceremony at New York's Barclays Center alongside Deep Purple, Steve Miller, Chicago and N.W.A.
The tour begins July 14 at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkson, MI and will wrap up in West Palm Beach, FL in late September. See the dates and ticket infohere.
The members admit that they juggled writing the record over the past couple of years while playing in other big name bands, such as Arch Enemy, Candlemass and Grand Magus.
Spiritual Beggars reissued classic titles Another Way To Shine, MantraIII, Ad Astra and On Fire on vinyl last year. Their last studio release was Earth Blues in 2013.
Frontman Michael Amott says: "I'm super excited about how the album sounds sonically. I think every album we have made has had its own vibe and atmosphere." Read more and see the tour dateshere.
It'll be the Georgia outfit's first full-length since the death of founding bassist Jonathan Athon. He died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in 2014. The album features Athon's final recordings with the band.
Guitarist Andrew Fidler and drummer James May recruited former Kylesa bassist Corey Barhorst for their live shows. They'll head out on a North American tour later this month. Stream the songhere.
The film presents a 10-song acoustic concert of their most popular songs recorded in Los Angeles last October in front of a live audience of 100 female fans.
On the release, bassist Foxx says: "It was so much fun playing our songs on these new wooden guitars in my mom's garage. Satchel says that he might be my new dad, but I'm not really sure what that means." Watch the videohere.
The night will be capped off with a live Q&A with the iconic singer and songwriter hosted by Cameron Crowe. The critically-acclaimed musical comedy Human Highway, which stars the late-Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell and the members of Devo, will be seen in an all new digital restoration. Young co-directed and co-write the film with Stockwell and also stars in the post-apocalyptic cult classic.
Young's full-length feature film Rust Never Sleeps captures his spectacular live show and was recorded on October 22, 1978 in San Francisco. It features his most popular songs including "Cinnamon Girl," "Like a Hurricane" and both the acoustic and electric versions of "Hey Hey, My My." Read morehere.
Like all of the songs on the album, the idea of Odium was born during a brainstorming session where we were laying out and organizing all of the ideas, concepts, and feelings we wished to convey for our new album, "Paleopneumatic." We had reached the point where we were searching for the album's center piece. All we knew was that we wanted it to be big and bad. Craig so boldly stated that we need a "song of the enemy" (which became the song's working title), and that is all we needed to hear. David naturally ran with the concept and began writing lyrics, Matt started working the music, and before we knew it we had Dissona's most vicious track to date.
The song had to be relentlessly threatening on a primal level: guitars brimming with aggressive, syncopated riffs combined with piercing string, choir, and sitar lines. The entire middle section is built upon a foundation of ferocious, thick palm mute lines as the listener approaches the most intimate encounter with the metaphorical being. As the section builds, the veil is lifted and full scope of its malicious intent is realized. Tuvan throat singers greet the listener as the final and most archaic section commences. Thick, exotic guitars coupled with alternating feel changes from the band bring the song to a fitting close.
David: I chose the title 'Odium' (widespread hatred toward an individual) because this is precisely the fuel for one embodying pure malice, perversion, and corruption. I wanted the song lyrically and musically to captivate the listener on a level that is almost violating. Hopefully, we succeeded in doing so.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
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