The band will be selling a special limited edition 7" vinyl of their latest single "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish" with the AC/DC cover on the other side at independent record stores on Friday, November 23rd.
Frontman Maynard James Keenan had this to say, "A belated farewell nod to Malcolm Young, who, along with Bon Scott, played a significant role in my rebellious, hasher youth. God Speed, Malcolm." Check out the songhere.
Recorded live at the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert & Auction, the clip sees the band accompanied on the closing song from "St. Anger" by Avi Vinocur on mandolin and background vocals, David Phillips on pedal-steel guitar, Henry Salvia on keyboards and Cody Rhodes on percussion.
"Wow, what a night!," says Metallica. "Thanks to all of you and our generous sponsors, our inaugural Helping Hands Concert and Auction held in San Francisco raised over $1.3 million! Those funds will be used to work with our partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges as All Within My Hands continues to tackle the issues of hunger and workforce education and work to create sustainable communities.
"Celebrating the first full year of All Within My Hands, the event was hosted at the very intimate SF Masonic and we were lucky enough to have our friends Cage the Elephant join us as we both performed acoustically. The bidding wars were furious for the auction items on display online and in the lobby of the Masonic as there was a wide variety of unique experiences and unusual memorabilia," including the instruments Metallica used for the live acoustic set.
While thanking their fellow musicians, the crew at the venue, and many others, Metallica describes the evening as "truly an amazing effort, and we are so proud and humbled to have all of this love and support in our first year. We're already starting the plans for the next one!"
Audio of Metallica's performance is now available on both CD and digital download with all net proceeds going directly to the All Within My Hands Foundation. Watch the videohere.
The new clip is the first of three that the band plans to release where the members are interviewed in the studio about the new album. Check out the first installment here.
John Petrucci had this to say, "When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we've ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way."
The special event will once again be taking place at the Borgholm Castle on the island of Oland, Sweden with the band still to reveal the lineup. They have issued a trailer for next year's festival here.
Anders Friden had this to say, "This first year doing Borgholm Brinner was such a surreal moment in our career. It's always been a dream to do something of that caliber, and it was more magical and special than we could have ever imagined.
"Being the first festival to take place on the Borgholm castle grounds was exciting and also taught us a lot about what we can do to make next year an even better experience for fans. We're really excited and thankful to everyone who continues to follow our music and stay with us on this journey. In Jesterheads We Trust."
Apart from the satellite TV airing, the latest episode of the network's special concert film series will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW and WatchTV.
Ahead of the broadcast the network has released a preview clip feature featuring a behind-the-scenes interview with Stryker and where they describe growing up in the music industryhere.
The band's new 13-track effort will also be released as a deluxe vinyl package early next year.
Cronos had the following to say, "We always say that a song has to find itself, has to develop.†We've had nearly three years with these compositions, speeding some up, slowing some down, changing the lyrics, adding breaks, moving verses... that's how songs grow, and that's how you end up writing a better album.†
"That's why I don't believe in releasing a record every year - you can't possibly have let those songs develop to their full potential.†These albums are going to be around a lot longer than I am, so they need to be able to stand up for themselves.
"With an album every year, I think you end up with two or three good songs and then a load of sh*t, and I certainly don't want to release†that†sort of album!"
The new album is set to hit stores on March 29, 2019 and the new song was cowritten by Jars of Clay lead vocalist Dan Haseltine which features contributions from every member of Jars of Clay.
"When I wrote the beginning lyric to 'Rise Together,' I was exploring the ways we all share a common human value and a common thread of life, loss and rebirth," says Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay. "In the face of an ever-divided life, and in light of so many messages pitting us against our neighbors, it seemed like a worthwhile exercise to strip all the market trappings away and get back to the core of what connects us."
"We met Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay not through music but through our shared work in political advocacy acting on behalf of people living in extreme poverty," says Moksha Sommer. "Through music and advocacy we have witnessed incredible and real change and know the astonishing power of collective voices on behalf of those who do not have the ability, and sometimes even the rights, to be heard. Songwriting with Dan was a wonderful process of the three of us contributing all that we could and being attached to nothing. I think the result is quite remarkable and reflects the very thing the song is about; rising together through shared vision and action." Check out the song
Lollapalooza revealed that Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Twenty One Pilots, Lenny Kravitz, Post Malone and Sam Smith will lead the lineup in Chile and Argentina.
The headliners for the festival in Brazil will be Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Tribalistas, Post Malone, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Smith and Twenty One Pilots.
All three countries will included performances from TiŽsto, The 1975, Interpol, Macklemore, Odesza, Greta Van Fleet, St. Vincent, Zhu, Snow Patrol, Bring Me The Horizon, Portugal. The Man, Troye Sivan and many more.
The band had the following to say, "'Vintage' is the most personal song Witherfall has ever written. The backstory for 'Vintage' occurred in November of 2015 while Joseph Michael, Jake Dreyer and Anthony Crawford were waiting for Adam Sagan to arrive in Los Angeles for the first photoshoot for 'Nocturnes and Requiems'. Joseph was on his way to pick up Adam from LAX when we received a call from Sagan on his way to the airport, he was having severe stomach pains and would need to head to the emergency room instead. At first he thought he was having appendicitis, it turned out he had Lymphoma. He was scheduled for Chemo immediately and could not come to Los Angeles. This was the reason there is not one full band photo of Witherfall with Adam.
"To drown away their sorrows, Jake and Joseph headed over to a local Hollywood Wine Bar named 'Vintage'. The bar having served its purpose is no longer there. There are three movements to this composition the last movement features our respective goodbyes to a fallen friend. Even if you did not know Adam Sagan this song should relate to anyone that has experienced the death of a loved one. 'Travel on my Friend'." Watch the videohere.
When I first met my co-writer Aaron Edwards, we instantly hit it off with our mutual love for the Pacific Northwest. Turns out we were two songwriters from Washington that ended up in LA to follow our dreams. "Run Rabbit Run" is actually the first song we wrote together after we met. The song flowed out of us as we conversed about the meaning of life and the state of our world.
We both got hooked on the idea of the lyrics in the chorus "Run Rabbit Run": "the wolves are gonna come" because it drew a picture in our heads, the wolves being women and rabbits being disrespectful men. It's ironic because in a lot of situations some men that harass women are referred to as predators, like a wolf. But we flipped the situation and gave the power to women. The song is meant to give you the idea that you don't have to be afraid of potential harassers if you learn to be smart and strong.
Personally, I've learned the hard way to be a strong woman, especially in today's society. Aaron really believed in the message and it gave me a new confidence as a female in rock. Since I started playing in bands at age 13 I have always been one of the few girls in the scene. All my band mates have always been men, more times than not I've played shows with all men. As a teenager it was difficult for me to have confidence in who I was, a young girl who loved to sing rock n' roll and play guitar. But as I grew older I started to realize that being what I am set me apart from everyone else and I ran with that. I'm so proud to be a woman who loves to rock, and "Run Rabbit Run" is my anthem. I hope it becomes the anthem for every girl (or guy) that needs the boost of confidence to be strong and proud as well. You don't have to be afraid of the world.
I recorded everything myself on this song, minus the drums, which were done by Elijah Wood. Aaron was a mad-scientist: mixing guitar pedals, plug ins, and vocal effects. He pushed me to play everything myself, which I loved. All the sounds you hear are done with guitars, bass, or my vocals. There aren't any synthesizers or keys because we wanted to create all the noises with those instruments. Listen closely to the sounds and see if you can pick out which instrument is doing what, because we've fooled a few people so far!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the EPright here!
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