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They will be teaming up once again for a second North American leg next week and once again Blink-182 will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their "Enema Of The State" album by performing it in full each night.
The trek is set to kick off on August 27th in Irvine, CA and will visit major markets across the U.S. including Seattle, Chicago and New York before concluding in Sacramento, CA on October 12. Check out the new version of "What's My Age Again / A Milli" here.here.
"See You On The Other Side" delivers 173 songs total on a collection of 150-gram, hand-pressed multi-colored splatter vinyl, making each pressing unique. Many of the albums are previously unavailable or are currently out of print on vinyl; in addition, 2001's "Back Down To Earth", 2007's "Black Rain" and "Scream" have never been pressed in the US, while 1991's "No More Tears" was remastered from the original flat analog album masters and is offered as a two-LP set which will allow the album's songs to be uncompressed for the very first time ever on vinyl.
The set also presents 10 newly-designed 24"X36" posters (including some never-before-seen images) that each accompany the 10 studio albums released between 1981-2010, while twelve AR (Augmented Reality) experiences will be included throughout the package.
Each collection features an individually-numbered vellum certificate of authenticity hand-signed by the legendary singer. "This one's the most elaborate collection so far," says Osbourne. "It's very well thought-out and well put together. It's got everything in there that you possibly could want and some surprises along the way. The sound of a vinyl record is different, and I do believe that vinyl sounds better."
"See You On The Other Side" is being previewed with a video trailer featuring Osbourne and longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde. Watch ithere.
Murphy was scheduled to take the stage for one of his New York City residency shows at the Le Poisson Rouge after he experienced shortness of breath. Dr. Akshai Bhandary, Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital says that he is now on the path to recovery.
The doctor had this to say, "Mr. Peter Murphy was admitted to the Lenox Hill Hospital Cardiac Care Unit on August 13, 2019 after having suffered a heart attack.
"He underwent emergent angioplasty and received two stents to his right coronary artery. Since then, Mr. Murphy has done excellent and is expected to make a full recovery. We wish Peter and his family the absolute best."
Peter had this to say, "Following my recent episode in New York City with my heart attack and being admitted into Lenox Hill Hospital and seeing myself go through the rigors of intensive care, I am very happy to say that I have made a full recovery. Thanks to the superb team of doctors, specialists, nurses and care staff. I am so glad to say I am up and running again.
"My tour manager Brian Lowe and my assistant Chantal Thomas were directly instrumental in saving my life and to whom I cannot thank enough. I also want to thank every single friend and fan who has been supporting me throughout this ordeal. I remain grateful especially to my Bauhaus band mates . xxx Peter."here.
The tune from the band's "Animals" is among those featured in the project, which captures Waters live in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 - 2018 tour.
The multi-year series saw the bassist feature songs from legendary Pink Floyd albums including "The Dark Side Of The Moon", "The Wall", "Animals" and "Wish You Were Here", and from his 2017 record, "Is This The Life We Really Want?"
Directed by Sean Evans, "Us + Them" will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival next month ahead of its debut in cinemas worldwide over two nights: Wednesday, October 2 and Sunday, October 6. Watch the videohere.
The trek will kick off on Halloween night (October 31st) in Austin at Barracuda and will run until December 4th, where it will wrap up in Las Vegas at the Bunkhouse Saloon.
Exhumed's Matt Harvey had this to say,, "We couldn't be more stoked to bring folks such a stacked lineup for this tour. It's gonna be a neck-breaking extravaganza of massive proportions!
"We can't wait to get out and play stuff from Horrorfor all the Gore Metal Maniacs out there and showcasing the tunes alongside Gatecreeper, our Bay Area homies in Necrot and Judiciary will really be a trial by fire for the songs.
"We've got a new setlist, new production, and the same old body odor, so come out and make some noise with us!" See the dateshere.
Alter Bridge will debut songs from the project when they team up with Skillet for a co-headlining North American tour this fall. The month-long Victorious Sky series will open in Raleigh, NC on September 19.
"Walk The Sky" marks the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero", which peaked at No. 8 on the US Billboard 200 and hit the Top 10 in several countries. Watch the videohere.
As we enjoy the success of our Crossing Willow Creek album, and the opportunities this success has given us, I am being faced with some changes in my musical life that are a bit challenging and sometimes a little intimidating. My tune Changes is very applicable to me in my current situation. If there is one constant in each of our lives, it is change. Everyday life throws things at us that we need to absorb and react to. I like to call this reaction process RRR. (Read, Recognize and React) Sometimes these are really good things like a promotion at work, a great piece of personal news, a rising single on the charts, or that one we all love, the unexpected check in the mail. Sometimes these changes are more difficult to deal with. Possibly a health problem, a personal challenge for you or someone involved in your life, a change in your life style, or possibly a deeper challenge to your basic belief system.
My tune Changes speaks to my way of responding to some of these changes and challenges. I always say that I could probably write hundreds of verses to this tune, because change in our lives is constant and many times completely unplanned. I think the key line is this tune is...
"Places in our lives come and go
Teaching us what we do and do not know
Change always teaches us to be
Everything we're destined to be"
Over time I have learned that each challenge and change I am confronted with in life is an opportunity to learn more about myself. With each change, I learn better ways to manage my response and hopefully improve myself while working through the change. Through these learnings I discover more and more of who I am, and who I am becoming as a person.
Embracing the changes that life brings to you, learning from each challenge, and adapting who you are is key to success in many things in life as well as in music. Things will change, your life will change, that is a given. The one element of change you can manage and benefit from is how you choose to respond to the changes.
"Change is never easy though it happens frequently
It's seems sometimes to keep us all confused
But I can see more clearly now through the changes I have made
Stepping out of the old into the new"
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourselfright here!
Nirvana played the festival in 1991 and looked back on the experience in a recent interview with NME. He shared how first learned of it from Mudhoney's Dan Peters.
"I said, 'Where the f*** was that?' He said 'Reading Festival in England'. I said 'What is that?' and he told me, 'This huge music festival where loads of bands get together and play'. I just couldn't imagine 35,000 people getting together to see bands like Mudhoney or Nirvana. It just didn't happen in America."
Grohl then shared that he was terrified when shortly after that he saw that Nirvana was scheduled to play the event. "Then when I saw that it was on our itinerary maybe a year later, I was f***ing terrified. I would wake up every morning in this panic attack in a fit of anxiety, knowing that there was this festival that I was going to have to play in front of 35,000 people - which I had never done. When we got there that day, I realized how big it really was."
Dave was surprised at the magnitude of the event. He said, "it blew me away that this many people got together to listen to our type of music. The closest thing we had in America was Lollapalooza, but there was something about this that just seemed like something was about to happen. It really did feel like you were at the start of a revolution. It was cool."
Nirvana went from one of the middle of the roster bands in 1991 to headlining the festival the next year. He reflected on that experience,
"So much had happened in those 12 months. The band had obviously had its ups and downs. ... I didn't expect much. Kurt [Cobain] had been in and out of rehab, the band hadn't really done much in the months leading up to it and everything just seemed sort of scattered and disconnected. We'd had one rehearsal a few days before and it just didn't feel grounded."
But Dave says that the show "just magically came together" and that it "was an amazing show. It had a lot to do with the audience, I think. I remember walking backstage and bumping into friends from other bands who would look at me and say, What are you doing here?' I'd say 'We're f***ing headlining!' and they'd say, 'You're actually gonna play?'
"They were just surprised we showed up. For it to turn out to be such a beautiful evening was just something else, and unfortunately the last time we played the U.K."here.
The next leg of the tour is scheduled to kick off on September 1st at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will wrap up on October 24th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The preview clip can be streamed here and features rehearsal footage as well as Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend along with the tours' conductor and members of the orchestra, discussing the tour. See the dateshere.
The record is set to hit stores on October 11th and vocalist Mike Hranica had this to say about the effort, The Act is our seventh full-length and the most detailed effort of our career. The process was scrupulous in every facet. Jon, who's played keyboard with the band for the last seven or eight years, produced the album; which is a decision that's insurmountably snowballed over the past few releases. There is no common theme surrounding every song on the record, although there are notions that inhale and exhale through the LP's timeline.
"This just feels very make it, or break it for us. All bets are in on The Act. We tried to make something outside of the norm for rock, metalcore, or heavy music. We often hear commentary that 'rock is dead' now; I don't think it has to be that way though. Look at the corners pop and hip-hop turn. Artists just need to reinvent themselves and make something creative and inventive again. Reinvention is what we're driving towards."
He also had this to say about the new song, "'Lines of Your Hands' is a love song that includes a written dialogue we got our pal Sierra to sing on. She totally nailed it and it certainly enhances the song's storyline and thematic nature. Sonically, we feel that 'LOYH' checks the right boxes for first single released from this album. What is upcoming really moves away from where Prada has been the last 10 years." Listen to the track here.here.
Kill The Nights is a song about burning at both ends and endless nights on the wild side. This song is an homage to the last band I formed called The Clover Club.
We were a booze fueled Rock and Roll / Blues Band this was my song that nodded to the spirit of that band that still dwells within Shawn and I. We have you enjoy the High energy and Fuzzed out riffs as you sing along to the Chorus. Cheers and here's the Nights!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
The band has since graduated to headlining status of their own and are preparing to hit the road with Stone Temple Pilots for a North American coheadlining tour.
Jay spoke with The Art And Span Show ahead of the trek and shared his band's Black Sabbath experience. He said, " We had played an awards ceremony out in Los Angeles where we were being honored for something.
"It just so happened that Ozzy and Sharon [Osbourne were] there, along with a long list of living legends. We played a couple of songs and really burned it down. After that set, we were out in the press tent area doing interviews and different things, and we passed by Ozzy Osbourne. He and Sharon just start talking to us and they're loving it.
"A couple of days later, they contact our management. They say, 'You guys need to make it down to Brazil for Monsters Of Rock.' I think they were getting a litmus test to see how we did playing in front of 100,000 people, how we handled a big stage. We did that. Then they asked us to be the sole opening act for Sabbath's final tour. That tour lasted over a year."
The experience had a huge impact on the band. Jay explains, "What they effectively did is they gave us the opportunity to receive an education that you can't get any other way: 'Hey, we'll give you our arena for 45 minutes every night. There you go. Go learn how to be an arena band.'
"And they did that for over a year. That is real. That is a real leg up. That's what you read about in the books for other bands getting a leg up from another legend. They gave us that opportunity and it absolutely gave us that taste of blood. After that tour, we decided we will never eat at the kids' table again. We're going to do this for real now."here.
The tune was the tile track to the band's second album, which debuted atop the UK charts upon its release. The Reading gig will be followed by an August 24 appearance at the companion festival event in Leeds as the duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher wind down a summer series of shows across the UK and Europe.
Royal Blood hit the road for a while to take a break from work on their third album after enjoying some downtime last year, while also giving the pair a chance to road test a couple of new songs, "Boilermaker" and "King."
"Too much time in the studio can't be good for a band like us who pride ourselves on being a live act," Kerr tells the NME. "We're very much in the middle of it. A similar thing happened on the last record where we got to a point where we had some real breakthrough moments. The standard has raised and we hit upon a couple of tunes that were better than anything we'd ever done before. It's changed the temperature of the water a lot. We were like, 'What if we had a whole record of these?'
"That led to us feeling like we're not in a rush to put out something that's mediocre. We're going to hold out and put out the best thing we've ever done." Watch the videohere.
The band will be kicking off The 3 Dimensional Tour with a hometown show at The Metro in Chicago on November 12th and will wrap up the trek on December 20th in Sioux City, IA at Anthem at the Hard Rock Casino.
They are launching the tour in support of their just released deluxe reissue of their "Parallel Universe" album, which includes the new song "Let's Lay Low". (Stream it here).
Frontman Tom Higgenson had this to say, "The response we are getting from the fans about 'Let's Lay Low' is blowing our minds. We are so excited to release the deluxe edition of Parallel Universe with that one, and a few more never-before-heard bonus tracks!
"Plus, we just announced the 3 Dimensional Tour so it's gonna be a fun fall and winter with new music and a U.S. tour!" See the dateshere.
The 70-year-old rock star was diagnosed last fall during the filming of the second season of the show and the network announced that the final six episodes of the season will focus on the band news and how Eddie and his family deal with it.
AXS has shared a video clip to preview the special episode where he learns he has cancer that will premiere on September 12th at 9:30/8:30c. In the clip spoke about the diagnosis, "I thought I was going in to get a checkup, and he told me that, uh, I got cancer. His wife Laurie added, "It's in his esophagus, the top of his stomach... it's also spread to his liver."
Eddie continued, "It hit me really, really hard. I don't want to keep the fact that I have cancer from everybody. It's not honest. I want to be honest with everybody."
Despite the diagnosis, Money is optimistic, saying that cancer treatment has come "a long way" and further said that "not everybody dies from cancer like they did in the '50s and the '60s."
He added, "Am I going to live a long time? Who knows. It's in God's hands. But you know what? I'll take every day I can get. Every day above ground is a good day." Watch the clip here.here.
The "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" song - which saw its live debut in Lubbock, TX back in March - has been featured regularly during the group's current European tour, which will wrap up in Mannheim, Germany on August 25.
Next month, Metallica will team up with the San Francisco Symphony to open the new Chase Center in San Francisco, CA over two shows - an official event on September 6 and an exclusive show for fan club members on September 8.
For fans unable to attend the rare concerts in person, Metallica will film and screen S&M2 in more than 3,000 movie theaters around the world on October 9. Watch the videohere.
The track is one of 17 songs captured at the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, CT while the California band was on the road just two months after the release of their second record, that make up a full concert as featured on a 3CD/1LP "Purple: Super Deluxe Edition" that will be available on September 13.
Presented alongside a newly-remastered version of the original studio album on both CD and vinyl, plus unreleased versions of album tracks and rarities, the 25th anniversary reissue explores the making of the album with a mix of unreleased music that includes demos ("Unglued" and "Army Ants") and early versions of album tracks ("Meat Plow" and "Interstate Love Song"), plus acoustic recordings ("Big Empty").
The collection also features three unreleased live performances from the 1994 KROQ Acoustic Christmas show, including a version of "Christmastime Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Read more and listen to the songhere.
They will be touring in support of their latest album "Nightbringers" and will start things off with some headline dates in Omaha, Las Vegas and Grand Junction.
The Black Label Society Tour is set to kick off on September 11th at the Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA and will run until October 13th, where it will conclude at The Tarheel Concert Lounge in Jacksonville, NC.
Alien Weaponry will be the support act for tour, except the final two dates where Toke will take their place. The Black Dahlia Murder will also play standalone headline dates along the trek. See all of their upcoming showshere.
The Circle premiered the visual for the song "No Worries", from the album last week with Forbes and the former Van Halen frontman shared with them that he made the film based on the theme of the record.
He told them, "This video is from a movie I made, full length, of the album called Space Between: The Affirmation. And Z.Z. Satriani, who's Joe Satriani's son, who just graduated from film school, did something for Ferrari I saw and it blew my mind, so I hired him and we wrote this movie.
"It was expensive and I paid for everything. This is a concept record and I wanted to make sure people understand what I'm really trying to say and I wanted to drive it home visually.
"It had nothing to do with money, it was purely a labor of love. It's really good. The four videos we have released, including 'No Worries,' they're all from it. And it's a story."
Sammy was asked what plans he has for the film. He responded, "There's no market for it. I don't know what to do with it. I would like to take it around to film festivals, but I don't have time. Maybe next year.
"It's just really hard to get any traction with anything unusual today cause there is no machine. There is no Ahmet Ertegun saying, 'Put the hammer down, this is going to happen, we're gonna make this go.'"here.
Oz made headlines last August after he suffered a seizure while on stage in Las Vegas with a side project and Stryper revealed at the time that doctors "discovered an area of concern near his brain" during an MRI exam.
A year and few days later, Oz took to social media on Friday (August 23rd) to break the news to fans that his tumors have grown. He said in part, "doctor was a little less than I expected. But whatever! I truly, truly believe that God has a plan for all of this. He has come through for me so many times in my life. I'm not going to worry about this at all. But I have to face facts. I'm not getting any younger. I have to start thinking about what to do with my time and better manage it."
He also shared Annie's dictation from the doctor. "Originally, Each lesion was: On August 12, 2018 Acoustic Neuroma was 2.2 by 1.7 centimeter. On July 23, 2019 a new scan was taken: 2.7 by 1.7 centimeters. It has grown.
"Doctor recommends radiation ASAP because if tumor grows to 3 centimeters, it will be no longer able to be treated with radiation. Going beyond 3 centimeters, an operation to remove tumor will cause facial palsy/droop as well as being a tough/risky surgery to recover from.
"The radiation side effects will give Oz permanent hearing loss completely in one ear. Possibly facial palsy. A tiny risk the tumor will grow from radiation. But if the tumor isn't dealt with, it will continue to grow & cause hearing loss, balance, vision & spinal problems.
"On August 12, 2018 the rear glioma tumor on the right side was 27.77 millimeters by 30.53 millimeters. On July 23, 2019 a new scan was taken: 35.1 by 33.8 millimeters. It has grown.
"The other tumor is a low grade glioma (doctor says possibly a oligodendroglioma or a pilocytic astrocytoma glioma). Location: back of brain. Area where left side of arm, hands, body operate. The risk to remove it will affect the upper left motor function, and potential ability to recognize faces, objects.
"This tumor cannot be treated by radiation alone, like the first one. First order is biopsy, to find out what kind it is. If surgery looks like the only option, then a combo of chemo & radiation to stop the growth.
"This one will most likely need to be treated after the first one, because as it progresses, it will be difficult to remove. We are asking for prayer, above all things we are trusting God."here.
Recorded in 1973 - the same year Miller released his smash album, "The Joker" - the song is one of 38 previously-unavailable rarities from his archives as presented on the 3CD/DVD package, including more studio and live material.
Due October 11, "Welcome To The Vault" presents 52 audio tracks alongside 21 performances on DVD and a 100-page hard bound book with Steve's personal photos and a 9,000 word essay by Rolling Stone's David Fricke.
The DVD contains a variety of live material shot through the years, offering rare footage from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, a 1973 appearance on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, ABC In Concert 1974, a 1970 concert from the Fillmore West filmed for Dutch TV, Michigan's Pine Knob Theatre in 1982, Steve and Les Paul at Fat Tuesdays (1990) and Austin City Limits in 2011. Listen to the songhere.
The album was released as a companion piece to Ellefson's new memoir "More Life With Deth" and the title track features vocals from the book's co-author Thom Hazaert, as well as MC Darryl "DMC" McDaniels.
Hazaert had this to say about track, "David had all these great instrumental songs laying around, and Sleeping Giants was one of them. He suggested I write and record some vocal parts for them, so I called up DMC and asked if he'd want to collaborate with us on a track, and we got to work.
I've always loved off the wall Metal/Hip-Hop collaborations, Judgement Night etc. And I think Giants definitely draws from that. The song and video both ended up with a really cool aggressive, old-school New York Hardcore/hip-hop feel. In my book, it doesn't get any more legendary than RUN DMC. And this was definitely one for the history books."
Ellefson added, "It was truly an honor to collaborate with DMC, and I think the track came out great. When Thom said DMC wanted to do a collaboration with us, I instantly thought of Sleeping Giants. And when he came out to Revolution in Amityville to perform with us, and shoot the video, it was an awesome energy. I think everyone there got a show they won't ever forget." Watch the video herehere.
The album comes from the band's forthcoming sixth studio album from "The Things We Can't Stop", which is set to be released by Napalm Records on September 13th.
Scooter Ward explained the inspiration behind the new song, "It evolved from me seeing people fighting on social media and on the news. People getting gaslighted daily.
"I had enough of all the noise from it. It's basically a siren for the silent majority to stand up and take control back. A revolution." Listen to the track herehere.
Frontman Tim Lambesis had this to say, "The album was self-produced in a lot of ways but we don't want to overlook the outside help we had. It was a great opportunity to work with Adam D again.
"He did a great job helping us lock down the arrangements and track the drums then we were able to take it from there back to our individual studios and self-produce for a while.
"Eventually bringing it to Joseph McQueen who was the overall editor and eventually mixed the record." Watch the trailer here.here.
The new record will be the band's first new album in 27 years and is set to hit stores on September 20th. To get a taste of what is to comes, check out the lyric video here
Guitarist Vinnie LaBella has the following to say about the new song, "'Hallowed Sound' is one that keeps in the tradition of 'The Law' era with some new twists and turns. Mid-tempo/slow, heavy grooves with a mean yet soulful Kyle Thomas singing about our beloved NOLA music history, and future!"here.
Island/UMe will be releasing expanded special editions of the album on October 4th that will include several bonus tracks. There will be a deluxe digital edition as well as two vinyl releases.
This will mark the first time that the album will be available in LP record format. It will be offered in a standard black and a limited edition white vinyl. Both versions will include a previously unreleased acoustic version of "The Reason."
The digital deluxe edition will feature the bonus tracks "The Reason (Acoustic)" as well as four long-out of print B-sides: "Force Feed Me" (previously unreleased), "Connected" (from Halo 2 Original Soundtrack and New Music: Volume One), "Did You" (from the soundtrack Spider-Man 2 - Music From And Inspired By), and "Right Before Your Eyes" (from the Daredevil: The Album soundtrack).here.
Frontman Luke Hemmings had this to say, "'Teeth' came about after a month or two long blur of writing and pushing ourselves to go a step further than Youngblood. "
"It was a tumultuous time in my life and the lyrics in the song definitely reflect that. It speaks lyrically about a trying time in my current relationship. Musically it's another step forward from 'Easier' and really embraces industrial sounds and rhythms.
"Collaborating with Ryan Tedder was incredible as was Andrew Watt, Ali Tamposi & Lou Bell. 'Teeth' captures the soul of 5 Seconds of Summer and I truly believe it is a unique song to us as a band and doesn't sound like anything out at the moment. It's my favorite song we've released ever and I can't wait for people to hear it." Watch the video herehere.
When writing I try to come up with a good melody first. That doesn't necessarily include lyrics. I may just be humming a melody I like that gets stuck in my head. However, this time the chorus which, in part, is also the intro to the song, all came to me at once. Sometimes I hear a harmony I'd like to add as well, but this time, I didn't think it needed it.
"I like whiskey, I like to party..." The lyrics go to a deeper meaning than the chorus, but the chorus is really about what we do and what we're hired to make happen when we play at the local bar or pub. We're there to help people have a good time. They're there to have a good time. The bar wants to sell some drinks, so on that level, it all goes together well.
The deeper meaning of the song comes from what most of us realize sooner or later... you get one shot at this life, so you better make the most of it. Rock N Roll is about rebellion, and this song embraces it. We all build our own prison. We don't want to disappoint others?... Why do
others get a say in what we do with our lives? We want to be responsible... Who says you can't be responsible while living life the way you see fit? The song really lashes out at the societal norms that we are all guilty of imposing on ourselves.
Musically, I usually sit down with an acoustic guitar and sketch out the chord progression for the melody I have running through my head. After that, I take it to the band to see how it all gels.
"Live While You Can" pretty much came together in one night. Jake was amazing on drums and quickly figured out I wanted to add half time sections in parts of the song and ramp up the double bass on the outro. Shawn is solid on bass throughout and always adds some nice touches.
I remember we decided to add the outro solo stops on the first night of rehearsal. Nevin came back a couple of sessions later with how he wanted to play the solo, and as some have noticed, it has a modern wink and a nod to our southern rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd. We're from rural Kansas ourselves, and we call our music #RuralRock.
If there is one takeaway I hope a listener gets from the song, it is why aren't you pursuing what you want to do today? Time is wasting. Don't say I'd like to someday. Someday is now. Live while you can!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourselfright here!
Rolie will be releasing the new album on October 11th and Schon appears on two tracks, "Breaking My Heart" and "Lift Me Up". Steve Lukather also guest of two songs, "They Want It All" and "Give Me Tomorrow",
Gregg is backed on the album by another Santana album Michael Shrieve on drums, and Alphonso Johnson played bass. Rolie had this to say, "I'm pretty fortunate to have such good friends who are also some of the best musicians on earth.
"These songs mean a lot to me, and I'm very proud to be putting them out. To have such amazing players helping me to make them a reality is an amazing thing. The album wouldn't have turned out so well without them."
He also explained the long delay in putting out a new record, "I didn't plan on taking so long to record a new album. The simple fact is, I've been working. I've been writing songs over the years, and we recorded half of them by 2013.
"Then I got busy touring with Ringo, and I took part in the Santana reunion, 'Santana IV'. Everything took time. Finally, when 'Santana IV' was done, I could get back to finishing the record."
Rolie is giving fans an early taste with a stream of the first single "What About Love". He had this to say about the track, "The song inspired by Ringo Starr and his message of peace and love.
"I had started writing it, and I would and play around with it at soundchecks with Ringo. It sounded really good, so I took it home, found the bassline, and [Gregg's son] Sean produced and engineered it.
"There's 15 lead vocals on it. Sean played the guitar solo and said, 'It's a little out of tune.' I said, 'It's perfectly out of tune. Let's go!' He's such a great player." Listen to the track here.here.
According to setlist.fm, the event marked the third 2019 appearance - and just 19th ever - of the second single from "Their Majesties Satanic Request" album, which was a Top 25 US hit for the band.
"It's been 25 years since we played the Rose Bowl!" Mick Jagger told the crowd near the end of the concert, according to the Los Angeles Times. "And it's been 55 years since we first played L.A.!"
Rescheduled from an earlier evening in May following Jagger's heart valve replacement surgery in April, the sold-out show was preceded by an appearance by actor Robert Downey Jr., who revealed that NASA's nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory had named a rock on Mars after the legendary UK band.
The Rolling Stones will wrap up the 2019 No Filter tour of North America in Miami, FL on August 31. Watch videohere.
Roine Stolt had this to say, "We have gone back to the joyful and playful style that made the band famous in the late 90's. So here 'more' is always 'more'! At time the lyrics have a bit of a serious concern about the state of our world, but overall the theme is full of joy and color."
They will be offering the album in various formats including digitally, a two-disc CD, plus it will be released as a gatefold 2LP and 2CD package. See the tracklistinghere.
They had this to say about the new record, "We made a new album! It's called The Garden of Storms ans it is the final piece in a trilogy which started with The Weight of Oceans. We've headed back.. and forward, at the same time. We're back recording with Jonas Kjellgren who made the sound of our earlier albums, yet we have a lot of things that are new with this album.
"The band constellation is new with Sebastian and Jocke, we've worked in ways we've never done before, new vibes and new songs even if we planted the seeds to some of them a long time ago. In times where things kind of seem to scatter and change a lot around us, this still feels like our most solid, honest and complete album to date". Watch the video here.here.
behind had the following to say about the song: "Time to get stoked, because this track was made for pumping people up and we're going to keep whipping out the unexpected on this new album. Bad juju... no way.
"This track is meant to put a fun spin on wiping your life of the predatory relationships that suck your energy dry and to charge you up so you can GTFO! Use it daily." Check out the video here.here.
The EP will be released on September 20th. Guitarist Lucas Goldson had this to say about the new single "Definitely a song for the old school pop punk fans! There's a lot of bounce in this one."
Frontman Kevin Talbot added, "'Looks to Kill' is the song that should serve as a wakeup call to anyone who doesn't want to listen to their friends when they're told their relationship is toxic. Listen to your friends or else you'll end up like me, an idiot, writing songs about someone who hurt you." Check it out here.here.
"I started analyzing my own behavior after releasing 'St. Leonards' as I honestly wanted to change my mental processes towards being creative. I always thought I had to earn it by punishing myself mentally. Throughout this period, I started to trust my instincts a little more and back my gut feelings," he says.
"I've usually been someone who constantly looks outward for feedback, I assumed everyone else knew better. I guess this song is a bit of a gee-up for Slowly Slowly. I wrote it to signify us stepping into our own. The line 'olly olly oxen free' refers to when the game has been won/is over and it signifies to everyone to come out of hiding. This sums up where I am mentally at the moment, I'm so proud of this band, thankful for our fans and excited about the future." Watch the video here.here.
Last Summer I was feeling a bit down, like no one really cared about me. Bassist Michael O'Connor and I were hanging out and he played the progression on guitar which ended up being the verse for Someday. I came up with a melody on piano and went from there. The first line 'hold on to the hope, someday we'll be known' is about the band. Mike and I have been playing together in bands for years now and there is a certain amount of burn out you feel. Yet we persist. I worked on the song by myself and made a demo which came together pretty quickly. I wrote the lyrics while recording the demo and didn't change them. They are raw emotionally, more than other songs I've written. I'm an introverted and humble person and it doesn't come natural to promote myself and be on social media and participate in things. But I still do and sometimes it feels very odd. The chorus goes on to say 'is it me, am I worthless, could it be I deserve this?' which is from the feeling of lack of attention or perceived unpopularity. 'They all think they're perfect' is about all the hyperbole that comes along with social media and being in a band. The bridge lines are 'until I'm old I'm just pretending' which is to say everyone has an expiration date on how long they are willing to push forward. I'm happy with the final version of the song. I was very precious about the song while it was being mixed and had to stop listening to it. Now that the album is done I think it's the best song on there.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
The tune appeared on the group's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", which didn't arrive on the US Billboard 200 chart until three years later, where it peaked at No. 66 on its way to eventually selling 3 million copies Stateside.
The Estonia stop was part of Metallica's spring/summer European concert series that just wrapped up in Mannheim, Germany. The group will next be seen playing two shows at the new Chase Center in San Francisco, CA in early September before heading to Australia and New Zealand for concert dates in October.
On November 26, the band will publish "The ABCs Of Metallica", a book that looks back at the history of the band from A to Z - with each letter of the alphabet highlighting a moment along the way. Watch the videohere.
Night Ranger have signed on to appear at all five concert and Lita Ford, Firehouse, Joe Nichols and Joe Diffie will join the lineup on various dates.
Bret had this to say, "While on tour, every night I bring local heroes up on-stage to honor them during the show and we'll continue to do so at these shows. It's important to me that we recognize veterans, first responders, teachers and people who are making a difference in their communities.
"My dad (who recently passed away) was an amazing father and friend. He was a veteran and a role model to his community, he received military honors at his service that was witnessed by family members and friends at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
"He taught me the importance of a strong work ethic and to face adversity, pick yourself up and get back at it when life challenges you."
Michaels will kick things off on November 6th in Casper, WY, followed by shows in Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Independence, and wrapping up in Park City, KS on November 11th. See the dateshere.
The band's 25-song performance delivered classic tracks and hits from their nine-album catalog, with Dave Grohl dedicating 2017's "Run" to the late Keith Flint of The Prodigy, who took his own life this past March.
Reading also saw the Foos bring out a surprise guest, which was caught on film by a fan. "I thought tonight we'll do something special for you that pays tribute to a song that brings us way back in time," Grohl told the crowd, according to Billboard. "It's maybe the reason why I'm here tonight headlining the main stage. If you know it you can bounce around to it."
Teasing what sounded like a classic Nirvana riff, Grohl started strumming like a maniac as Rick Astley came out in a Hawaiian shirt and Rickrolled more than 60,000 with his 1987 hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up."
The BBC are also sharing footage of 2005's "Best Of You" and the show's finale of "Everlong." Watch the videoshere.
The 2019 USA Sickness Tour will be kicking off on November 21st in Houston, Texas at the Warehouse Live and will wrap up on December 21st in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at Revolution Live
Steve Tucker had this to say, "We are really stoked to be doing this tour together with our brothers in Watain and Incantation! This is a relentless lineup of pure evil and uncompromised dark art! We look forward to melting the faces off of all of you seeking the comfort of the dark!" See the dateshere.
The former KISS guitarist made a rare live appearance at the festival last year, which is staged in advance of the legendary band's annual KISS Kruise.
Organizers state that representatives for Vincent approached the Kruise Fest organizers about the guitarist performing at this year's event and they "respectfully declined".
Promoter Joe D'Angelo spoke with the Decibel Geek podcast while in Nashville for RockNPod Expo (also promoted by Joe) earlier this month and shared the details about the approach that will included in an upcoming episode of the podcast.
He said, "I was approached by Vinnie's handler and lawyer about having Vinnie return to Kruise Fest this year and I respectfully declined. While I like his attorney very much, the prospect of working with Vinnie again is unpleasant and the cons far outweigh any potential pros."
D'Angelo continued, "Kruise Fest is doing so well, I don't see the need to add the negativity that he would most certainly bring." He added this in the statement they issued on Monday, "I worked extremely hard to make sure that the KISS kruisers got to see what they paid for and I truly feel that very well may be the last time Vinnie performs to a live audience of that size" .
"Vinnie has a reputation for being extremely difficult to work with and getting him to do everything he was contracted to do required a certain degree of intrepidity."
The 2019 Kruise Fest will be taking place on October 28th and 29th at the Airport Hilton Blue Lagoon in Miami, FL and will be headlined by original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach. See the full all-star lineup, including details about the special Frehley's Comet reunion jam, here.here.
Dubbed, "Sounds From Behind The Orange Curtain, 40 Years of Social Distortion," the special event will be taking place on October 26th at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Ca.
In addition to Social D, the event will feature performance from Joan Jett, The Distillers, The Kills, Frank Turner, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Black Lips, Plague Vender, Bully and Mannequin Pussy. with performances by; Social Distortion,
Mike Ness had this to say, "Sending out an invitation to everyone to join us and share in the celebration of our 40 year Anniversary. We have picked some of our favorite bands for a spectacular bill. We couldn't have done it without our fans so thank you!"here.
Henrik 'Henkka' Klingenberg had this to say, "It's been a while since we released the first single ' A Little Less Understanding' from our upcoming album Talviyoand now it's time to reveal the next piece in the puzzle.
"This single 'Cold' is also our first music video from the album, with more to follow later on. We filmed the video in Tampere with the amazing Patric Ullaeus and we had a blast once again. Just 2 more weeks until the whole album is out, meanwhile enjoy this treat. Cheers!" Watch the video here.here.
The band had this to say about the new single, "Back in January, in a remote studio that would have been buried under snow had we not have collectively killed snow's ability to thrive in the 21st century, the four of us were huddled around a warm mixing desk trying to stop Trackerplatz from falling apart. More than one song had already been unceremoniously left in the dirt whilst recording replicr, 2019.
"It's always that way with us when trying to make records. We go into it expecting one thing but as soon as we manage to bring it to life it starts behaving oddly and there's only so much we can do to keep it all hanging together. Trackerplatz we were all particularly fond of though. We really wanted it to survive.
"At the last possible minute, on the cusp of us throwing the entire song into the memory hole, the song was saved by a 1998 Akai S2000 digital sampler. In the earliest days of 65, this sampler travelled with us in vans up and down the country and then around Europe. More recently it sat, lonely, in the corner of a rehearsal room, its circuits getting coated in dust and melancholy.
"At 65's darkest hour, the sampler chugged its way back to life and offered up a 16bit sine wave embued with a decade of sadness. We threw out the overwrought polyrhythmic piano tracks, replaced them with the sampler's plaintive yearning for its lost younger years, and out of nowhere the song bloomed into the end piece of our new record." Watch the video herehere.
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