Day in Rock Report for 11/08/2018
Earlier this fall Ozzy told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he "didn't have a great time" on the band's final tour. He said, "I spent nine or 10 years in Sabbath, but I'd been away from them for over 30 years. With them, I'm just a singer. With me, I get to do what I want to do. I was getting bad vibes from them for being Ozzy. I don't know - what the f*** else can I be?"
He doubled down on those comments during a new interview with Rolling Stone. He told the publication, "With Sabbath, all I am is a singer with a band. [Solo] is a different thing. I've got a lot of freedom and I have fun with it. It's not allowed to have f***ing fun with Sabbath. It's too serious.
"Tony was trying to have a go at me, saying, 'Don't f***ing talk over my solos.' I go, 'Okay, are you sure? 'Cause most of the f***ing song is solos. The intro to the song is f***in' five minutes and then I sing for about two seconds and then it's another one.'
"With my own thing, I'm looking to have fun, and that's what music's about for me. I'm not a serious f***ing singer. I'm just a frontman who's trying to get the crowd going in front."
The band's inaugural Megacruise will be setting sail from Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel on October 13th and will be visiting two ports (Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, CA) before returning on the 18th.
The expanded lineup will now include Anthrax, Testament, DragonForce, Overkill, Corrosion of Conformity, DevilDriver, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, and Metalachi, with more performers still to be announced.
But that snubbing does not appear to bother band founder Steve Harris. The bassist and group mastermind was asked about their exclusion during a recent appearance on Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon.
He responded, "No, it doesn't irritate me or make me laugh. I don't really think about it, to be honest. It's not something I really - and I don't wanna sound blase about it - it's just I don't really think about it.
"I think awards are things that are nice to have when you get them, but it's not something you're really striving for - it's not what it's about it," he continued. "It's never been about that. It's always been about just trying to make good music and go out and play good live shows, and that's it, really. Hopefully people will appreciate it. It's probably nice when people give you awards - don't get me wrong; I think it's great - but it's not something that you would lose sleep over if you didn't get any.
"It's the way that I am. I don't know. Maybe the rest of the guys might think differently to me, but that's the way I think. It's not that I don't care about, it's just... and it's not that they're not meaningful when you do get 'em - it's nice. But I certainly don't worry about it or anything like that. I think other people are the ones that make a bigger deal out of it than us, about whether we got one or not."
We were sent the following details about the movie. The premiere is taking place in Dalston, London at the Rio Dalston Cinema. The film is a close-focus portrait of Brazil's rock legends featuring previously unseen archival footage from the band' 30 year history. It
Having been on the road for almost 30 years, founding their own genre and influencing a generation of younger bands along the way, these Brazilians have proved to be a true institution. Sepultura has released 14 albums and sold millions of albums worldwide, earning multiple gold and platinum records across the globe. Following the band as they toured and recorded their last three albums, a time of tension and triumph, director Otavio Juliano serves up the history, myths, conflicts, personnel changes and struggles, allowing us to see them at their most vulnerable and human, as well as icons of heavy metal. Watch the trailerhere.
Clips for the instrumental "Pow R Toc H" and the space-themed "Astronomy Domine" have resurfaced for fans to watch as part of the group's ongoing vintage video series.
Accompanying the tunes is interview footage of Barrett and bassist Roger Waters on the BBC program "The Look." Pink Floyd's groundbreaking first record introduced the group beyond the UK underground scene while being hailed as one of the greatest psychedelic albums of all time.
"Piper" reached No. 6 on the UK charts and No. 131 on the US Billboard 200 upon its original release. Watch the videoshere.
Set to launch in 2019 (exact details are TBA), "The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa" will include longtime and legendary Zappa players Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Ed Mann with Joe "Vaultmeister" Travers; they'll be joined along the way by Steve Vai, Ian Underwood, Lady Bianca, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Arthur Barrow. Hours of never-before-seen (or heard) Zappa performance footage from the early seventies form the basis of the "can't miss" concert spectacle.
"The development of the 'Bizarre World' has been a herculean undertaking and an extremely emotional journey for me," says Ahmet Zappa. "Weirdly, it's also been one of the most creatively satisfying projects that I have ever had the privilege of working on. It's fascinating to me how into holograms my dad was and it's unbelievable that we have Frank in his own words talking about it. The fact that we're now finally able to technologically bring to life the ideas and concepts my father talked about so many years ago is astonishing. People's minds, eyes and ears will be stunned by the crazy amounts of awesomeness they'll be exposed to every night on this tour. For the first time in a long time Zappa fans will get to see and hear brand spanking new music performed by Frank with his live band and enjoy never before heard versions of their favorite songs, all while brain-melting visuals make them laugh, smile, and perhaps even cry. I truly can't wait to share this epic experience with everyone and I'm thrilled that we'll be doing 100 + dates around the world. So please fasten your concert-going seatbelts because things in the Zappa universe are about to get even more bizarre!!!" here.
"One Night in Milan," was captured during the band's performance at the Frontiers Rock Festival 2018 which marked their first show in Italy. The lineup featured former American Idol singer James Durban, long time guitarist Alex Grossi, bassist Chuck Wright and original member Frankie Banali.
Frankie had this to say, " 'One Night in Milan' documents Quiet Riot in real time as it was recorded in Milan, Italy in April of 2018. For anyone interested in the long and storied history of Quiet Riot, this performance chronicles the progression of a band that continues to bring it's brand of music to our longtime fans and new fans as well. The performance was historic as it was the first time that Quiet Riot has played in Italy since the bands inception 35 years ago.
"The set included a performance of 'Thunderbird' with live piano as it was originally recorded in 1983 with help from maestro Alessandro Del Vecchio. The fan response was nothing short of phenomenal and heartwarming, with not just the incredible Italian fans, but also the many longtime fans from all over Europe, many of whom, like the Italian fans, had never seen Quiet Riot live before."here.
Along with the standard release, the band's official website is also offering a Deluxe Edition that features unreleased bonus content, including footage from the band's first show overseas, live performances and more, will be available exclusively on Dead.net.
Production of the Deluxe Edition is limited to 6,500 copies each on DVD and Blu-ray. Snippets of all the bonus content were used in the film, but this marks the first time they will be released in their entirety. Order the standard editionshere.
The new collections features a handful of brand new tracks, along with covers of songs that were live favorites on tour, as well as alternate versions of 'Vol. 1' and 'Vol. 2' songs.
The first new track that has been premiered is entitled "Strange, Awful Feeling" which is an original that was co-written and sung by Ian O'Neil (bass) and Dennis Ryan (drums).
The second song is called "White City" and is a cover of The Pogues 1989 classic, and features original Pogues member Spider Stacy on tin whistle. Listen to bothhere.
The 6CD box set can be ordered here and it features 4 studio albums in their entirety from Man's turn-of-the-century period (1992-2006) PLUS a double concert album recorded in Berkeley CA 1976 with Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cipollina.
Each CD is packaged in its own jacket, recreating the artwork from the original release, along with liner notes by music historian Dave Thompson. The CD box will be available starting November 2 from Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc. See the tracklistinghere.
Jacob Marshall had this to say about the track, "Inspiration for part of 'The Overview' story started during a visit to the Syrian border. Behind us we could hear the sounds of gunshots going off between the rival camps of Hamas, Isis and Al Qaeda. In front of us was the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen.
"It's hard to hold the world's beauty and the world's pain at the same time. I was reminded of the gift of simply being with humans that bring life into my story. In spite of all the darkness swirling around us, we make light when we are together. I used to think God was above us, but now I find that God exists between us." Listen to the songhere.
Page's iconic 1959 Telecaster - known for its two "mirror" and "dragon" designs - helped launch the rocker's career in The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, and was used to record 1969's "Led Zeppelin I" along with countless hit songs on world-renowned albums while he was a studio musician.
Page originally received the Telecaster in 1966 from Jeff Beck, who gifted it to Page for recommending him to The Yardbirds. Through the years, the Telecaster took on several looks and personas, as Page customized it aesthetically and sonically. When he first received it, the guitar was undecorated in its factory white blonde finish and remained that way until February 1967, when he added eight circular mirrors to the body. Page played his mirrored Telecaster only briefly in the final years of The Yardbirds, and by mid-1967 he was ready to change the look - he removed the mirrors, completely stripped and repainted the instrument himself, this time hand-painting a mystical dragon on the body.
When Led Zeppelin was formed in October 1968, the Dragon Telecaster became Page's go-to instrument and he played it on stage and in the studio until 1969.
"This guitar is so special and has so much history, so I approached Fender to see if they'd be interested in recreating it," says Page. "They really got it 110 percent right, or 150 percent right. It's so absolutely as it is, as it should be, and as it was"
Fender will release four signature Page guitars throughout 2019, including "Mirror" and "Dragon" models and two custom versions that feature personal touches that are dubbed the "Limited Edition Jimmy Page Telecaster Set." Read morehere.
Fans can now access the initial live audio and video content being offered through nugs.net's ongoing archival release program. This content is available in the nugs.net music streaming service as well as in multiple download formats ranging from MP3 to hi-resolution audio, as well as on CD.
"Through the years and as the times changed we recorded our live shows as often as we could, on cassettes, DATs, CD-Rs and later on multi-track recorders. We collected fan-generated audience tapes, shady bootlegs and anything we could get our hands on. We now maintain an archive of hundreds of hours of Sonic Youth concerts and we'd like to share some of our favorites, often from the best uncirculated source possible via nugs.net." said Sonic Youth drummer, Steve Shelley. Read more here.
"I am now an ordained minister," said Tyler. "I just married my son. I married my son to a beautiful girl. ... I went online, paid 80 bucks and I became a father. God knows I've been a mother for so long!"
"Me and Mick Fleetwood are going to marry people," added the singer about his neighbor in Maui, where he will perform a solo show with The Loving Mary Band at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion on December 27. Watch the videohere.
Lead singer Dakota Jerns offered up the following comments, "I had this idea that I was going to write a song about the calm before the storm in our country.
"Predominantly, the opioid crisis and the fact that we created this monster and have no clue how to stop it. It's that helplessness that has forced us to wade into the waters of this storm without a way out and that's what this song is about. Can we withstand this storm? Or will we drown?" Watch the videohere.
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