The songs come in the wake of the suicide of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. Shinoda had the following to say about the release of his new music solo music and accompanying videos:
"The past six months have been a rollercoaster. Amidst the chaos, I've started to feel an intense gratitude--for your tributes and messages of support, for the career you have allowed me to have, and for the simple opportunity to create.
"Today, I'm sharing three songs I wrote and produced, with visuals that I filmed, painted, and edited myself. At its core, grief is a personal, intimate experience. As such, this is not Linkin Park, nor is it Fort Minor--it's just me.
"Art has always been the place I go when I need to sort through the complexity and confusion of the road ahead. I don't know where this path goes, but I'm grateful I get to share it with you." Check out the new musichere.
John announced the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour during a press conference in New York City that was streamed live on his website. "My life has changed. My priorities have changed. My priorities are my children and my husband," the singer explained. "I thought the time was right to say thank you to my fans around the world."
He went on to say that to "properly" say goodbye, his final tour will cover 300 shows over three years. Promising that the tour will feature "the best production we've ever done," John revealed that he's partnering with Gucci, who will design his stage outfits as well as merchandise for pop-up shops.
"We want to go out properly. We want to go out with a bang, not a whimper," John said. John also made it clear that while he's retiring from touring, he will continue to create and write new music. See the North American dates for Elton's final runhere.
The project debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and went on to earn Platinum status in the country. The remastered "How The Wast Was Won" will be available in multiple formats, including CD, digital, and the first-ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions, with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound.
A Super Deluxe Boxed Set version includes 3CDs, 4LP, a DVD in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and PCM Stereo plus photo gallery, and a high-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit and complemented with a book of rare and previously unpublished photos of the band at each of the concert locations, and presented with a high-quality print of the original album cover - the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered. Read morehere.
Last fall, Pearl Jam released their concert film, "Let's Play Two", which was recorded over two shows at Wrigley Field and follows the Chicago Cubs' journey to their first World Series title in 108 years.
For the 2018 summer concerts, fans can register for access to tickets through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program now through Tuesday, February 6 at 4 p.m. PT in advance of a verified fan pre-sale that begins Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m. local time. Read more including the dateshere.
Benante spoke to Jason "Bakko" Bakken of Decibel Geek and part of the chat was about Anthrax being part of Slayer's upcoming North American farewell tour and Charlie was asked for any thoughts about Slayer calling it a day. He responded, "I think I've known for a while now that maybe some of the guys in the band maybe were feeling it a bit at this point and I could totally understand that because I can feel it to. When I saw it yesterday it kind of hit home with me a bit like I actually got a feeling of putting a time stamp on things.
"I never look at age, the only time I look at age is when someone brings it to my attention or someone posts by birthday in the papers and stuff like that. That's when I look at it.... nowadays it has become really common for the people that I looked up to who are now passing on.
"So when Slayer put that thing out yesterday it kind of hit me in a way that was f**k man, you know, this ride... maybe we are all coming to the end of our ride here and I think it probably startled a lot of people. Both musicians.. fans. I think life is starting to catch up to all of us." Listen to the full interviewhere.
"PLEASE NOTE: this is a PHONE-FREE show. No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed," reads a statement posted by Live Nation that can be seen on every tour stop's ticket page. "We think you'll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON.
"Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Yondr Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse."
"For those looking to do some social media postings, let us help you with that," adds the rocker. "Our official tour photographer will be posting photos and videos after the show at jackwhiteiii.com and the new Jack White Live Instagram account @officialjackwhitelive. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience."
It is not known, at this time, if the cell ban applies only to the singer's North American trek or if it will also be enforced during his brief European run that starts in late June. Read morehere.
What is in a name? Many things..
The anagram should be plain and clear..
I'm a storyteller.. I grew up in the 1970's when conversation around poker games, cribbage and bridge tournaments in my kitchen were continually happening. Wonderful conversational texture and tail spinning that ensued as a result of these get-togethers. I struggled greatly as a young person with reading and writing as a result of dyslexia and was forced to slow down every aspect of my scholastic behaviour. This in turn wielded more questions than answers. I always wanted to know why language existed and where what were it's origins. I started to see many things in words and phrases that had alternate meanings as a result of the way you look at them.
Such is life.
We are continually faced with the choice of duality in so many of the things in our lives.
Red Omen / Ed Roman is the story of me from the past the present and perhaps the future. All based on choice and frequency. The ability to cultivate or leave fallow the aspects of your existence.. They are some of the things I did as a child like bring raw uranium to school in a lunchbox for show and tell, wanting to run away with the ghost of Jimi Hendrix into Bolivia and Peru. Scaling the countryside with former military snipers, jumping rivers like Evil Knievel in side by sides and conjuring magical music from the organic earth up here in Canada..
As esoteric as it may be... Its all true..
Great archeologists have always contended that even myths and stories of the past contain glimpses of truth and can be followed to their original source.. just ask Heinrich Schliemann who discovered the ancient city of Troy. Once considered a myth..
Red Omen is just that. A clandestine story of a songwriter tied up in a collage of words and a tapestry of language that tickles the imagination.. more like sherbet ice cream on acid....
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the albumright here!
Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris have also been announced as performers and will duet on an unannounced song. They join an impressive list of previously announced performers:
Brothers Osbourne, Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Eric Church, Miley Cyrus, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, P!nk, Ben Platt, Rihanna, Sam Smith, SZA, Bryson Tiller and U2. Read morehere.
In addition to extolling the many virtues of living in Seattle, Grohl talks about how he first connected with the guys in Nirvana after flying into the city. "I remember getting off the plane, and Krist (Novoselic) and Kurt (Cobain) meeting me at baggage claim," Grohl recalls of his soon-to-be bandmates. "It was like having the children of the corn pick you up from the airport."
He describes his first night in town, which was spent at a packed Nirvana show and watching the band play with a different drummer. "It already felt like there was some sort of movement," he remembers of the gig.
The eight-minute clip is chock full of archival footage and Dave Grohl goodness, with the rock icon breaking it down in a way that only he can. Seattle has never looked so cool. Watch ithere.
He revealed the news to fans via a statement on his official website. But he did assure fans that he plans to continue to write and record new music.
He wrote, ""It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years," said Neil Diamond."My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.
"I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come. My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been 'so good, so good, so good' thanks to you."
Neil is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards this Sunday night, January 28th. Read his full announcementhere.
The band said of the drummer, who played on some of their biggest hit albums during his tenure with the group from 1979 through 1989, in a statement that has been published by various media outlets, "It is with regret that we hear of the passing of Dave Holland.
"Despite his actions since working with the band, his time with us was amongst the most productive and successful in the bands career and Dave was an integral part of that and for that alone he will be missed."
Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing also shared a tribute. Read thathere.
The special Viva Las Vegas dates will be kicking off at the venue on April 20th and concluding on April 28th, which shows also scheduled for the 21st, 22nd, 25th and 27th.
Tickets will be going on sale at 10am this Friday, January 26th. The residency follows the band being forced off the road due to bass player Dusty Hill's health issues.
Frontman Joe Elliot says, "It is with a mixture of relief and euphoria that we now see our entire catalogue finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially and more recently the re-emergence of vinyl, we're now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it's as exciting as the original releases were."
Phil Collen adds, "We felt we'd been left out of the digital party, but it's a thrill for us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say 'Yeah, you can stream us, download us and hear us on all digital outlets.'" Read morehere.
The passage of time is such a powerful force. This is due to humanity's inability to exert any amount of control over time, and time's inevitable effects on an individual. While about a variety of different instances, the main message of "Trying Times" is to slow down and smell the roses. It's so incredibly easy to succumb to the inevitability of time, the best way to fight it is to live in every single moment. We don't write about stuff that we don't genuinely believe in, or about stuff that we haven't lived.
"Take a Look Around" is about losing all of your money, only to find out that neither the church nor the bank wants anything to do with you. There are times like these where it's important not to neglect your friends, as they are the only ones that can help you when you are most alone.
You have the power to accomplish anything you set your mind to. #SuccessIsWithin
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EPright here!
"The Gold" is taken from the band's most recent album, A Black Mile To The Surface, which debuted last summer. That track recently spent two week at the top of the AAA radio chart and is currently a top 20 hit at Alternative radio.
Manchester Orchestra is hitting the festival circuit this summer, with appearances planned for Shaky Knees, Hangout, Bonnaroo, Governor's Ball, Bottlerock and Boston Calling. Watch the new videohere.
Casablancas just released "Leave It In My Dreams," the first single from the Voidz's upcoming record Virtue -- due out March 30. The upbeat song about attraction and romantic anticipation strikes an almost poppy note.
"All these surreal things and sudden decisions/ Just wanna waste my time with you," Casablancas sings. "I'll be leaving, oh, in my dreams/ I'll never let it bother me, it's not my style." Listen to the new trackhere.
In the message, he paid tribute to his "Irish Songbird" and recalled meeting O'Riordan at a club in London when she was still a teenager. "Dolores was so nervous, she spent most of the gig singing sideways-on to the audience, unable to look the crowd in the eye," he wrote to Rolling Stone. "However, there was something special there that captivated me and I agreed to go into the studio with them to see what we could create."
He went on to produce The Cranberries classics like "Dreams" and "Linger." Street says the success of their early hits helped Dolores gain confidence and determination: "The transformation was incredible to say the least," he wrote. The producer remembered her as a "firebrand" whose energy and enthusiasm took the band to new heights. Read morehere.
The clip features a pair of star-crossed lovers who connect at a Fall Out Boy show in a…church. What unfolds is a story of love and death while the band holds court from the chancel.
"There's a Romeo and Juliet idea to it," Pete Wentz told Radio.com of the new video. "We shot it in this mausoleum outside of Los Angeles…it's pretty cinematic, it's the most cinematic video that we've done for the album so far."
Wentz also discussed the meaning behind the new album's title. "I think the album is title M A N I A because we live in Manic times," he said. "You know, or a manic time." Watch the new videohere.
Lopez's Mascot/Provogue label are talking up Tell The Truth as "an autobiographical tour-de-force through the life and times of an archetypal Texas blues legend with all the highs and lows that inevitably accompany this time honored path. Lance Lopez has been on a slow, steady climb up the mountain to the blues rock hall of heavyweights for the last decade, and this album declares his arrival."
In the past, Lopez has also played Johnny Taylor, aged 17, then became Lucky Peterson's bandleader at 18, and eventually joined the Buddy Miles Express. He's well-known for his Gibson Les Paul and Gibson Firebird playing. Lopez revisits some of is wild partying past on his own songs "High Life" and "Down To One Bar", and the album also includes a high-octane reading of John Lee Hooker's "Mr. Lucky."here.
Everything Now - Arcade Fire: The Montreal-based band has been in the game for a minute, but they were especially hard to miss in 2017 due to the wild ride of a build-up for the release of Everything Now. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart thanks to hits like 'Creature Comfort" and the title track. While the band received an Album of the Year GRAMMY in 2010 for The Suburbs, we'll have to wait and see whether Everything Now was worth the hype at this year's GRAMMY Awards.
Sleep Well Beast - The National: Sleep Well Beast introduces more electronic sounds than any of The National's previous albums. But don't let the title fool you--it's far from a lullaby, with a dark tone and lyrics penned by frontman Matt Berninger and his wife, Carin Besser. While they've been nominated in the same category in 2013 for Trouble Will Find Me, a 2018 win would mark The National's first GRAMMY award.
The 2018 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from New York City's Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sunday, January 28. Read about the other nominees for the categoryhere.
"My first guitar was a 1951 [Gibson] Kalamazoo," he said. "I found it at the back of a friend's closet. He bought it from a neighbor and tried to learn guitar but never did. I took it off his hands. I didn't know what it was."
McIlrath went on to say his playing was "validated" for the first time during the making of Rise Against's second album, Revolutions per Minute. "I didn't really play on the first record," he noted. "I just joined the band as a singer. We did a record with Bill Stevenson [Descendents] and that was the first time I had played guitar under scrutiny. To do that for Bill and have him say, 'Yeah, that's awesome,' [meant a lot]. Before that I wasn't sure if I was a good guitar player or a half-assed guitar player." Read morehere.