The new group, called Speak the Truth... Even If Your Voice Shakes, was announced back in May and features Finch's Alex Pappas (drums), Alex Linares (guitar), and Daniel Wonacott (guitar). Late last week they revealed their first single "Crash My Car", which can be streamed here.
Finch released the following statement last week about their break up, "Within the last 10 years Finch has only released ONE full length album... That can't be understated. In 2009, Nate walked away from an album and quit. Yesterday, Nate quit again, for the third time in the bands history (2004, 2009, & 2016).
"We all knew it was coming, it was not a shock. In 2015 we wrote a batch of songs, but did not have a completed album. We entered the studio with a producer friend of ours to work on some material that would complete the album and begin pre-production on the songs we already had. Nate was a no show for the majority of these sessions and chose to stop communicating with the band in January 2016.
"Throughout 2016 there have been tour offers we've had to pass on, festival appearances we've passed on because we were unable to reach Nate. I think it is important for Finch fans to know that we've always had the best intentions, we always strove to create the best songs we could, but you cannot control other peoples' behavior. Nate's choice to quit again is disappointing, but not unexpected.
"We're really proud of the last two songs we recorded as a band. In Nate's mind the stylistic change was enough to throw away his career. We just thought they were great Finch songs. We've posted both them on the Finch youtube channel, and hope you enjoy them. Cheers everybody! We'll see y'all next year for the What It Is To Burn 15 year anniversary tour! -Grizzly, Daniel, and Pappas" Check out the songshere.
"The music of the Beatles has withstood over a half of a century and still surpasses any followers' attempts of recreating those sounds, and especially those songs," Joe Bonamassa tells the show. He recorded a version of the album's opening track, Taxman.
"We're all obviously big Beatles fans," adds Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes. Revolver in particular was among their many milestones in the way that it represents their changing from a pop band to a rock band. Subject matters were changing with their songwriting and they were on the forefront of what was changing with, not only music, but pop culture.
"Gov't Mule has performed songs like She Said She Said and Tomorrow Never Knows in our live shows but had never offered up a take of And Your Bird Can Sing until this recording. We wanted to put our own slant on it and it came together rather quickly and turned out great. We've since added it to our live repertoire and really enjoy playing it." You can hear the full albumhere.
The set will include the band's cover of the Black Sabbath's classic "Paranoid", as well as tracks that the band composed for two video games: "Carry On" (Call Of Duty II) and "Not Ready To Die" (Call Of The Dead).
The other material for the album will be drawn for the studio albums that the band released on the label including City Of Evil, Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare and Hail To The King. See the tracklisthere.
Glover says in a video message: "I have a little bit of news for you - not a lot, but some. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this new album of ours. Well, it's nearly there.
"We recorded it in Nashville in February and we've been working on it and the mixes were finally done a couple of months ago. It'll be out sometime next year - early spring. I'm in Hamburg and it's the first playback to some of the distributors and the record label chiefs and it's very exciting."
He continues: "I know you've been very patient - and so have we. We tour a lot and it's difficult to actually get some time in the studio sometimes. But the album is finished.
"We haven't got a title yet. We're still arguing about that - as we do about everything. But for you, who have been waiting for so long, it won't be much longer." Watch the videohere.
He added: "I would have left Genesis to join The Who. But they've got a great drummer now in Zak Starkey, he's fantastic. Someone with the balls that Keith Moon had."
This week Collins announced a comeback tour for next year and also released his biography Not Dead Yet. And he says while writing it, he discovered much about himself.
Collins continues: "I was reminded harshly about how much I worked. Which didn't seem to be quite like that much when you were doing it, but looking back at it in a lump, yes, it was quite intimidating. You miss out on family.
"The only saving grace is that as my kids have gotten busier themselves, professionally, they have realized that that comes with what you do. They've realized that." Read morehere.
Now Worsnop has released a statement about his decision to return to the band and he insists We Are Harlot - the band he formed before leaving Asking Alexandria in the first place - will continue, as will his solo career.
Worsnop says: "Two weeks ago, I was approached with a question, if I would consider touring with my former band, Asking Alexandria, for their upcoming tour 10 Years In The Black.
"Now, keep in mind that outside occasional, 'Hey, man, how've you been?' texts, Ben Bruce and I hadn't spoken since my departure - and the rest of the band, not at all.
"It was a long week pondering the decision and figuring out what the right thing to do was. After all, my solo album, The Long Road Home, is about to release, which is, of course, my primary focus.
"I'm also working on the new We Are Harlot record, and trying to book in as much acting work as possible. Eventually, the pivotal hour came about and it was time to make a decision. I took this last year off from playing and touring to find myself (pretentious) and re-evaluate my life (cliche), which I NAILED (badass).
"So, now, after almost two years, I shall be going on tour again with Asking Alexandria." Read morehere.
"A Foreigner's Tale" will see Jones share rare and candid photos from the band's career alongside Foreigner artwork and memorabilia from his personal archives.
The book will be sold exclusively online at Foreignerbook.com via Rocket 88 Books; fans can register at the site for updates and the chance to have their name printed in the biography.here.
Frontman Kirk Windstein recently described the new material as "more meat and potatoes" than previous outings. He added: "I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old Crowbar stuff, like the self-titled and Broken Glass albums, to get a feel for what my mindset was 20-plus years ago.
"I also went back and listened to the bands that influenced Crowbar in the beginning, like Trouble, Saint Vitus, Melvins, and the first Type O Negative record. So it was kinda me doing my homework.
"Having this be our 11th record, we're very fortunate because so many bands don't last this long. My whole outlook on music as a career is the Motorhead outlook, which is that slow and steady wins the race.
"If you continue to put out killer records, continue to kick ass onstage every night and continue to treat your fans with respect, that's the stuff people will remember." Stream the songhere.
The 4CD version includes three bonus discs featuring b-sides and bonus songs, a new 5.1 remix of the album by Bruce Soord and a live album of Katatonia playing The Great Cold Distance in its entirety with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria in September 2016.
Guitarist Anders Nystrom says: "Looking back at our set lists from a historic perspective, it dawned on us that there's been no other album from which we played more songs than The Great Cold Distance, so in the light of its 10th anniversary this year, it's with much pride and joy to announce the ultimate edition featuring all the scattered bits and pieces related to this album."
The Great Cold Distance was Katatonia's seventh studio album and was recorded and mixed at Fascination Street, Orebro Sweden, produced by Nystrom/Renkse on and co-produced, mixed & engineered by Jens Bogren & David Castillo. Read morehere.
John Bush took over from classic-era singer Belladonna, who returned to the band in 2010 and has since recorded two further albums with them. Ian said last year that the lineup change was a result of his own "immaturity," adding: "I never had a problem with the way Joey was singing the words I was writing. Once we got to Persistence Of Time it wasn't working for me any more."
He recently told WTF With Marc Maron: "I just truly didn't have the patience any more. I was writing the words and I couldn't deal with the fact that someone else was singing, but I couldn't sing.
"I couldn't stand it any more - 'These are my words, these are my feelings, and you're not me.' My solution at the time was turning around to the rest of the band and saying, 'It's either him or me.'" Read morehere.
And the co-creator of Megadeth's beer has explained why he insisted it should have the lowest alcohol content his brewery have ever made. The drink, called A Tout Le Monde after the band's 1994 track, was launched Friday (October 21).
Mustaine decided to release his own wine as he worked on a show with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in 2014. He tells Forbes: "You've got people wearing leather jackets who'd probably never worn leather other than belts and shoes.
"And you've got headbangers who've gone out and rented tuxedos. It was a cute kind of thing, and the wine was a social lubricant." The experiment led to the creation of Mustaine Vineyards, and later he began working with Unibroue brewer Jerry Vietz to create the 4.5% beer. Read morehere.
With that situation apparently resolved, they'll play with Alter Bridge - a run of shows which kick off in Bilbao, Spain, on November 4. Vocalist Corey Glover says: "We're excited to be touring Europe with Alter Bridge. They remind us of the many great rock bands we came up alongside in the 80s.
"We'd love to be getting to more cities and countries while we're there, but we'll return for a more extensive tour when our new album drops in 2017." Read more including the dateshere.
The singer was in the Welsh capital to see his son Griff's band Shvpes play nearby and decided to sample the beer in the Fuel Rock Club. But rather than enjoy a drink himself, Dickinson got behind the bar and got to work serving pints of Trooper Red 'N' Black.
Fuel owner Rob Toogood tells Wales Online: "When I bumped into him backstage at a show in Barcelona he told me to let him know when I had the new beer in and he promised to pull a few pints for us.
"His son Griff was playing across the road with his band Shvpes so we guessed he might be about. He stayed most of the night just mingling, chatting, and posing for pics." Read more and check out videohere.
Hammett tells Classic Rock: "I enjoy playing the solo on The Unforgiven because it's such a dynamic solo. And a lot of times live, I'll change around my guitar solo because I end up not liking what I recorded, or I get bored with what was recorded - or I just want to play something completely different.
"But with The Unforgiven, as a guitar solo it has changed very little over the years. It's probably one of the only guitar solos that I play just like the album."
Other solos to feature in the list include Eagles classic Hotel California, Black Sabbath's Paranoid and Prince's Purple Rain. See the top 10here.
The 'Forbidden Territories of the World' tour will be kicking off on March 23rd in Strasskirchen, Germany at the Plutonium and will wrap up on with an appearance at the Vienna Metal Meeting festival on April 8th.
The band had the following to say about the trek, "We're looking forward to bringing our headline show to Europe next year, with us doing at least 80 minutes a night of Flotsam classics, as well as fan favorites, off the new album.
"We're known to change our set list up from show to show, so if a city has enough requests for a certain song, we'll play it for you to make your show a little more special. Looking forward to seeing all our friends at these shows." See the dateshere.
Last month Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil reported that they were 12 songs into their next album - which they were juggling with Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron's Temple Of The Dog reunion.
He said: "Over the past year we've had a number of songwriting and jam sessions, getting together to exchange ideas and document and record them. We have some rough demos of a dozen or so songs.
"We'll continue to do this as everyone's schedule opens up, and hopefully by next year we'll find ourselves in the studio fleshing out these ideas." Watch the videohere.
Barclay James Harvey classic albums Everyone Is Everybody Else, Octoberon, XII and Gone To Earth were all recently reissued in deluxe editions with new 5.1 surround and stereo remixes on Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records.
Lees recently spoke to Prog magazine about the band's career and recalled the clamor for tickets to their show sin the late 70s and early 80s. Read his comments and see the tour dateshere.
"WARM BODIES" was born from a bass line that mimicked a tempo that was in bed with Sex Pistols' "Sub-Mission". That is good a place as any to start a song. This beginning was a little different for us; pronounced and alluring.
After hacking out a segue into the pre-chorus, the chorus practically wrote itself. That was a good sign. Songs that write themselves are normally a good omen.
Out of that vertebrae, I drew up the skeleton on soft synth tissue and virtual drums. When we can get away with it, we favor a schizophrenic beat over a straight forward one, and the bass lines were perfect for an offset rhythm.
I had no idea what the song's actual theme was leaning towards. An obvious love song would never do... But what about bodies? Dead Bodies? Cold Bodies? Sexy Bodies...? "We need warm bodies", I thought. Vampires need warm and living blood. Every living, or undead, creature needs and lusts off of a warm entity... That's when I realized we had a song.
Even with all of these veins growing, this song still needed a pulse. In the end, what really started the heartbeat was the verse segue and its child-like, cautionary tale of "don't even bother unless you see the heart beat..."
It was a satisfying moment, basking in a Frankenstein electricity that led to this hybrid of Electro, Punk, and Deathrock. It was similar to its sibling "CVLT [AS FVK]" songs, but this one had a "tender" side. The sentiment of vulnerability was predominant in its need for living, breathing, responsive coconspirators; or on the other hand, a simple vampiric supplement for vitality. Vitamin "B"... Vitamin "Bodies"... Vitamin "Blood".
As stated in the song, "nothing is good to us dead... to keep us warm".
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!