venerdì 15 marzo 2013

REVIEW OF SOUND CITY SOUNDTRACK



Dave Grohl took his directorial skills beyond Soundgarden music videos for his first documentary film entitled Sound City, which tells of the history of Sound City Studios, a recording studio in the Los Angeles area. Grohl has a closeness to the studio, having recorded smash hit Nevermind with Nirvana there in the early 90s. The film has gotten mostly good reviews since it debuted, and now this week the soundtrack follows along with it.

Entitled Sound City: Real to Reel, it’s a who’s who of classic and modern rock, with the likes of Tim Commerford, Taylor Hawkins, Brad Wilk, Stevie Nicks, Alain Johannes, Corey Taylor, Josh Homme, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, and of course Grohl all over the disc. These names were just some of the ones that helped do interviews for the documentary, and then created these accompanying songs.

Clocking in with 11 songs and nearly an hour in duration, the soundtrack erupts with “Heaven and All”, with the likes of Robert Levon Been, Grohl, and Peter Hayes. It’s a straightforward piece with a garage rock quality, as well as plenty of brash, sharp guitars and a bombastic, explosive finish. “Time Slowing Down” has a very Grohl quality to it, and also features Rage Against the Machine buddies Commerford and Wilk, as well as Chris Goss. It’s rather sleepy, or at least subdued, with Grohl and Goss exchanging dissonant vocals until the more charged up chorus strikes. Grohl is only a bit player vocally, stepping back to let the other musicians shine. The Rage components of this tune don’t overpower, and actually play their most melodic yet.

“You Can’t Fix This” features Stevie Nicks on vocals, as well as Hawkins, Grohl, and Rami Jaffee. Nicks sings of avoiding the devil and losing friendships (which could possibly be an illusion to drug use) against a pretty musical backdrop. Grohl’s cooing backing vocals, although sparse, are effective and sound great against Nick’s croon. “The Man That Never Was”, with Grohl, Hawkins, Smear, Nate Mendel, and Rick Springfield is appropriately very Foo Fighters-esque, even though Springfield is on vocals.

A more amusing moment on the soundtrack comes in the form of “Your Wife is Calling”, with Grohl, Hawkins, Johannes, Smear, and Lee Ving. It’s a punk rocker with a silly lyrical bent, and is reminiscent of early, mid-90s Foos musically. “From Can to Can’t” has a lineup of Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder, and Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor on vocals. Taylor’s emotive delivery and lyrical melancholy goes a long way to guiding this song, which is quite beautiful.

“Centipede”, with Goss, Grohl, Johannes, and Josh Homme on vocals, is a dizzying little acoustic riff that showcases Homme’s eerie delivery quite well. It sounds a bit like an unplugged Queens of the Stone Age. Grohl’s touch comes in when the electric instruments kick in halfway through the song, Homme’s voice a sturdy murmur against the ascending riffage. “A Trick with No Sleeve” is built from the trio of Grohl, Homme, and Johannes, who takes the mic in this drum-heavy and trippy rocker.

Next is “Cut Me Some Slack”, the track that led the Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney on vocals during the song’s debut at the 12 12 12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert. The studio version manages to evoke the same energy and presence that its live counterpart did, with indulgent guitar solos and crisp vocals from McCartney. The song builds and builds to quite a satisfactory conclusion.

“If I Were Me”, with Jessy Green, Grohl, Jaffee, and Jim Keltner, Grohl proves his acoustic prowess, taking a rare lead vocals position. If you enjoy the lighter Foo Fighters offerings over the years (like disc two of In Your Honor), you’ll love this one, especially with the light piano touches. This is actually one of the softest Grohl moments in probably his whole career. The last track, “Mantra”, is the daunting combination of Grohl, Homme, and Reznor. The bouncy backdrop of piano and light guitar fits in against Grohl’s subtle delivery, which is only augmented by Trent Reznor’s backing vocals. Reznor and Grohl weave their voices into a delicate tapestry supported by percussive beats and occasional piano trills midway through this one. It has the big layering crescendo typical of Reznor’s work, and is quite impressive. It also features a lengthy Nine Inch Nails-esque bass and effects-heavy breakdown.

With an impressive lineup of some of the best musicians still in the game, there’s virtually nothing to dislike about Sound City: Real to Reel. The influence of all of these extraordinarily talented musicians means that you don’t just hear the exclusive musical leanings of Grohl. From the eerie acoustics of Josh Homme’s work, the sullenness of Corey Taylor’s contribution, and the gradation of Reznor’s tune, you can tell that these were all collaborations between these musicians. Grohl may have been commandeering force behind the film and the soundtrack, but he lets plenty of others take the reins, resulting in a one hour musical tour de force.

SOUNDGARDEN TO RELEASE KING ANIMAL DEMOS ON VINYL



On Record Store Day, April 20, Soundgarden will be releasing a limited edition vinyl of the King Animal demos worldwide. This is the first time these recordings have been available together. The songs will be pressed on 10″ PINK vinyl and the 6-song package will also include a free digital download card. Track listing and artwork will be as follows:

WORSE DREAMS

Music/Lyrics: Cornell © You Make Me Sick I Make Music
Recorded by Chris Cornell at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA

BLACK SATURDAY

Music/Lyrics: Cornell © You Make Me Sick I Make Music
Recorded by Chris Cornell at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA

BY CROOKED STEPS

Music: Cameron/Thayil/Shepherd Lyrics: Cornell © You Make Me Sick I Make Music and Walpurgis Night Music and In One Ear Out Your Mother and Noyes Inneroutter
Recorded at Deke River Studio in Seattle, WA by Josh Evans and at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA by Chris Cornell

HALFWAY THERE

Music/Lyrics: Cornell © You Make Me Sick I Make Music
Recorded by Chris Cornell at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA

BONES OF BIRDS

Music/Lyrics: Cornell © You Make Me Sick I Make Music
Recorded by Chris Cornell at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA

A THOUSAND DAYS BEFORE

Music: Thayil Lyrics: Cornell © You Make Me Sick I Make Music and In One Ear Out Your Mother
Recorded by Soundgarden at Deek River Studio and Chris Cornell at TNC Studios in Los Angeles, CA

DAVE GROHL: ‘NEXT FOO FIGHTERS ALBUM WON’T BE CONVENTIONAL’



Dave Grohl said in a new interview with Billboard that he has “a crazy idea of what I want to do with the next [Foo Fighters] record and how we record it. It’s not conventional. It won’t be a conventional record.”

Taylor Hawkins added, “just sort of a germ in Dave’s head at this point. He says he’s got a lot of ideas. We haven’t really gotten down to brass tacks. I don’t know what the path will be. It’s always a little different, which is good.”

SCOTT WEILAND IN WASHINGTON DC


Scott Weiland in Washington DC - Howard Theatre - 3/11/2013

Alice in Chains: New Album date release and song titles



According to Amazon, Alice In Chains new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here will be released on May 14th. The following song titles were also revealed in Revolver Magazine:

Voices
Low Ceiling
Stone
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Hollow
Lab Monkey
Hung On A Hook
Pretty Done
Breath On A Window
Choke
Phantom Limb

mercoledì 13 marzo 2013

ANTIQUIET SESSIONS: WALKING PAPERS AT SWING HOUSE




Los Angeles may be a centerpiece of musical excellence, but the Pacific Northwest is home to a caliber of talent that borders on outrageous. Rock enthusiasts and Seattleites familiar with Jeff Angell’s burning blues guitar & vocals in The Missionary Position will find an irresistible gravity in the collective musical caliber and dynamics of Walking Papers. Buoyed powerfully by the thundering drums of Barrett Martin from Screaming Trees and legendary bassist Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Loaded and more, the band has quickly proven themselves to be among the more promising musical gems of the post-Mayan Apocalypse era with a new album earning high marks in Rock circles and a smoldering live show that serves as ample evidence of the seasoned rockers’ abilities.
There’s a fiery gravity and growl to contend with on Walking Papers’ more front-loaded aggressive side, while a gorgeous, smoky blues thread counters the hard rock impact with a groove-driven sound buoyed by Duff’s rumbling bass and Martin’s percussive versatility. Benjamin Anderson rounds out the lineup with a flourish of keys that gives the production a more classic feel, adding nuanced color to the ample musical firepower.
The band’s debut self-titled album was released last October, and also features Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, whose work with Martin goes back to their collaboration on the cherished Mad Season record. The band’s collective “workshop” method of songwriting helped propel the musicianship on the album to its highest potential – though it certainly didn’t hurt to have PJ’s lead axeman laying down solos on two tracks.
When Walking Papers rolled through Los Angeles last month in support of the album, Antiquiet performed the proper assortment of occult rituals and sacrifices to pull the guys into the studio for an exclusive Antiquiet Session.
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SCOTT WEILAND COMMENTS ON ROBERT DELEO PERFORMING WITH SLASH


Scott Weiland briefly discussed his ex-bandmates Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) and Slash (Velvet Revolver) performing together with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry on Sunday at his show last night in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He mentioned that they had played together recently, and that he loves all of the musicians he has played with in his career. Weiland added that he was not going to make any jokes and that he was being serious when saying he loves all the musicians he’s played with. Some fans interpreted that Weiland was being sincere, while some think he may have been sarcastic, but he didn’t say anything negative about Slash or DeLeo.

REVIEWS FROM SCOTT WEILAND’S “PURPLE AT THE CORE” SHOW LAST NIGHT IN NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY



Here are some fan reviews commented regarding Scott Weiland’s performance last night in New Brunswick, New Jersey:

Sklashboombash commented the following review on Belowempty:

“Ok. Here’s my two cents.  Contrary to recent reports, Scott’s vocals weren’t bad. Was he the best he’s been? No. But he sang pretty well. We all know his voice has gotten more and more nasally over the years, so he kept on that path. There were a couple of botched lyrics, but again, nothing new…and nothing atrocious either. He talked plenty in between songs, sometimes too much for the crowd’s restlessness.  He even brought up the Slash & Rob jam with Aerosmith. You can hear it in his voice, it bothered him It was sad at times to hear him talk about STP memories, about what those songs mean to him all the while none of those guys are standing there with him. Which brings me to the next point…his band.  Oh my! Scott’s performance with a GOOD band would’ve resulted in a good evening. These guys are just not that good. The drummer constantly missed cues. Doug over plays on EVERY SONG. Jeez!!!!! Give it a rest. Not every song is meant to have a lead guitar noodling all throughout.  If you’re going to play STP songs, then, I’m sorry to break it to you, but you HAVE TO LEARN HOW THEY GO. I’m all about trying something different and re-imagining a song, but this was not that. A talent like Scott Weiland (who’s sold millions of records and played with the level of talent that he has in STP & VR) should have no issue getting real professional musicians in a band. How is it possible that he doesn’t realize what this sounds like?  Shows like this, despite HIS performance not being bad, really hurt his legacy, reputation and do nothing for his already tainted public perception. Tonight, it wasn’t his fault. This band of his shoulders 100% of the blame. With all that said, to be fair, there were some highlights.  I thought Kitchenware & Candybars, Jean Genie & Paralysis were some of the better tunes, as a whole. Again, Scott sounded pretty consistent. But there’s only so much he can do to save the sloppy band behind him.  For all the flack that Axl gets for his band of guns for hire (no pun intended), like it or hate it, at least he went out and got guys that could play the songs properly.  And you’re right, when we’re used to having the (as you called them) masters play these songs, most would pale in comparison, but even something like Roadhouse Blues was butchered. ”

CoreurpletinyNo4Shangriy commented this review on Belowempty:

“I just got home from seeing Scott (and the Wildabouts) at the State Theatre.I am still in (blind) confusion. To say something though, I feel bad for Scott, My favorite frontman ever. The band is made up of talented musicians, and Scott’s voice was top notch tonight, but something about the set and the theater atmosphere filled with ass-holes, really brought the mood down. I did not enjoy this show as much as I anticipated. When I looked back, I saw empty seats and people yelling foul things to Scott and the band. They even got a new drummer for whatever reason (Original Wildabouts Drummer was Sick? Quit the band?). Scott went on rambles after each song, and the audience HATED that. I could not understand a word coming out of his mouth because of all the boos and putdowns. Scott should NOT be doing STP songs live with his band either, especially at a theater venue. It just seemed depressing hearing watered down versions of STP songs. The band really only performs solo/covers well. Scott should really do his solo material and focus more on a new record, and try to build this band from the ground up. Relying on the past will NOT get him anywhere. I know for a fact that 75% of the people in that venue lost respect for Scott. It is quite heartbreaking for me knowing that Scott’s legacy is coming down fast. I even heard that Scott had to be carried to his tour RV after the show tonight. He did seem very loopy on-stage. Not a drunk type though. Not going to jump to conclusions here but… Read between the lines.  That’s all I have to say. If Scott comes to a bar or venue like the Stone Pony again touring for his new “Punk” album, I’ll go and see him. If he continues “Purple to the Core”, even a diehard fan like me will not go. It saddens me, and I’m sure it saddens Scott deep down inside too.”

Christina Stanley Salerno commented this review on Scott Weiland’s official Facebook page:

“The show in NJ was awesome. cant say the same about the crowd. thanks for being u. you rocked it, regardless. Congrats on your engagement.”

Bryan commented this review on Grungereport.net:

“Good show. Scott seemed sincere and was trying to tell some of the story behind the songs and people were so rude. One jackass behind me kept yelling for Sin. I’ve seen STP and Scott solo many times and this crowd may take the cake for the biggest bunch of pricks and that’s even after the Grammercy show where all people wanted to hear was STP.”

martedì 12 marzo 2013

Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) - Without You (Eddie Vedder Cover)



Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) - Without You (Eddie Vedder Cover)

Her solo Album out on 7 May - Mother

Orianthi - Heaven in this hell - Album streaming


Orianthi new Album - Heaven in this hell - streaming here

PEARL JAM demos titles for new album


Pearl Jam Demos:
Mercury (Ed on vocals)
Believed In (Ed on vocals)
3, 2, 1 (Jeff? on vocals)
The Gift (Matt? on vocals)
Jumbled
Alford Pleas
Transience (Ed on vocals)

www.TheSkylScrape.com


Stone Temple Pilots Official Website



Stone Temple Pilots have deleted everything on their official website StoneTemplePilots.com, and have replaced it with a large message containing their short February 27th press release announcing the firing of Scott Weiland.  Weiland has disputed in the press that he’s been fired, proclaiming that he is still STP’s frontman.

SCOTT WEILAND PRAISES PRESIDENT OBAMA, ADMITS HE STILL DRINKS & RANTS ABOUT GRUNGE



Possible Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland went on a long rant at his solo show last night in Washington DC. Numerous fans on Twitter claimed Weiland was drunk during his performance. chloesdad said on the BelowEmpty.com forums, “I’ve seen more STP/VR/Scott solo then I can count and this was by far the most painful show I’ve ever been to and that includes a show in which he didn’t even show up (Tampa 2008).”

Weiland’s rant included his thoughts on President Obama, “I think we have an amazing President, he’s just amazing.” He also said, “You’re thinking Scott Weiland is on drugs again…no that was 11 years ago, but I still drink…” This led into a bizarre rant about blogs, which included him asking what a blog was and proclaiming “Peter Jennings is awesome.”

Weiland also discussed Grunge, “People called it Grunge, but it wasn’t Grunge…it was going on everywhere.” Weiland seemed to be talking about how Seattle gets the most attention when it comes to the Grunge era. chloesdad said on BelowEmpty.com regarding Weiland’s rants, “Definitely went on rants that made little to no sense.”

lunedì 11 marzo 2013

Duff McKagan's Loaded: Cocaine


Duff McKagan's Loaded: Cocaine - This video was filmed on the 2013 Australian Soundwave tour, as well as in Tokyo, Japan. Thank you, Soundwave. Thank you, Tokyo.

Jeff Ament: 50 Years By The Numbers


Jeff Ament infographic madness!
50 Years By The Numbers. Read HERE

Myles Kennedy - exclusive interview



Myles Kennedy exclusive interview backstage after the show in Nottingham.
Ending the Apocalyptic Love Tour 2012/2013.

Nicole Forentino about next Smashing Pumpkins album



In a recent question & answer session with fans via her Facebook page Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino said the following:

Regarding new Pumpkins material & the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins album:

Nicole: Yes we are working on new music now.
Nicole: Yeah i think we would do another double album.
Nicole: it is not unlikely that dream machine will be on next record.

On the latest Smashing Pumpkins touring news:

Nicole: Hmmm, not sure about VIP for Europe. I can’t imagine why we wouldn’t.
Nicole: Yeah we will do another full scale US tour again, just doing the south now because we skipped it last year.
Nicole:  I’m sure we will be back in SA. we love playing there. however after the euro tour we will be focusing on recording.
Nicole: We’ve only played quiet at the VIP shows. i would love to play it at a show though, great song. so fun.

On her band “The Cold & the Lovely” and her solo career:

Nicole: Cold and lovely is so much fun. i love playing with my girls and it is an honor to play with such amazing musicians. Meg has got more talent in her pinky finger than most artists out there these days.
Nicole: Yeah I really want to do a solo album. I think i will focus on that the next time I have a break, but I don’t think it will be anytime soon!

Scott Weiland poor performance in New York. This tour was realy necessary??



Above is a video from Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts’ show in New York on Saturday at Irving Plaza, butchering Stone Temple Pilots’ epic 8 minute Core album closer “Where The River Goes” followed by a cover of Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song.” Sad to see one of my favorite STP songs performed like that, we as always are still rooting for Scott. He’s a great performer and good guy, but obviously something is not right about what’s been going on during this tour. Below is video of “Naked Sunday.”

Performance featuring STP's Robert DeLeo, Slash, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry: SETLIST




Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo performed with Aerosmith members Steven Tyler and Joe Perry yesterday in Los Angeles at the Stuart House Benefit, with Brian Tichy on drums. Former Velvet Revolver/Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash also performed “Mama Kin” with them. Video of that song still hasn’t surfaced. This was the first time members of Scott Weiland’s two bands bands that he was fired from, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, have performed together. Tyler introduced “Dream On” by jokingly saying, “Here’s a song we just wrote for this occasion, by Robert.”

This isn’t the first time Robert DeLeo has performed with Aerosmith members. Robert and Dean DeLeo performed with Steven Tyler on American Idol in May 2011. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry also joined Stone Temple Pilots onstage at the band’s iconic performance at Madison Square Garden in November 1996, a show that is widely regarded as one of STP’s best. STP have also opened for Aerosmith in the past, including a fall 2002 North American tour.


Setlist:
Movin’ Out
Walkin’ the Dog
Sweet Emotion
Dream On
Season of the Wither
Come Together
Walk This Way
Mama Kin

domenica 10 marzo 2013

Stone Temple Pilots Bassist Robert DeLeo perform with Slash


Scott Weiland’s worst nightmare has come true, members of the two bands he was fired from have joined forces. Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo played with former Velvet Revolver/Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash yesterday. They were joined by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Brian Tichy. The group of legendary musicians were rehearsing for a performance at the Varvados Stuart House Charity Auction, which takes place today.

Slash on Twitter about Alter Bridge and Myles Kennedy


Slash: AB fans have no cause for worry, they will soon release a new CD. & tour this year. I will catch Myles on the flip side. iiii]; )'

Pearl Jam - Touring Band Rarities 2003 V.III


Pearl Jam - Touring Band Rarities 2003 V. III - You can download it Here.

Nick Cave and Mark Lanegan - The Weeping Song - Brisbane 8 March 2013


The Weeping Song - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds with Mark Lanegan - Brisbane - March 8, 2013

Scott Weiland - New York at Irving Plaza 9 March 2013




Scott Weiland challenged a fan to a fight at his show last night in New York at Irving Plaza. The fan had been heckling Weiland. Weiland called out the fan to come on stage, “So you’re fuckin’ pulling that fuckin’ like gun shit off on me? Then come up and meet me one on one man. You play tough guy from an audience behind a barricade. [talking to security guard regarding fighting him] I’d love to. Yeah, that guy. Trust me. And just don’t forget it guys like you fuckin’ waste your money. I mean, actually, let him stay here, and just get all fuckin’ riled up. He won’t be able to sleep tonight.”

You can watch video of the incident below. If the embedded video doesn’t work click here to watch it.


sabato 9 marzo 2013

Soundgarden: A Night in Pictures




A NIGHT IN PICTURES:

Photos from Soundgarden's upcoming episode of Live from the Artists Den, filmed at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
HERE.



Walking Papers - European Tour 2013


Walking Papers - European Tour 2013

Mike McCready & Star Anna - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)



Mike McCready and Star Anna's full performance live on Kexp

Scott Weiland shows up 90 minutes late to concert i Boston - Setlist


First video - Scott explaining why he was late to show in Boston

Scott Weiland - Purple at The Core - Boston 7 March 2013


Setlist:
Opening Jam
Crackerman (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Wicked Garden (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Paralysis
Naked Sunday (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Creep (Stone Temple Pilots song)
The Jean Genie (David Bowie cover)
Kitchenware & Candybars (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Where the River Goes (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Mountain Song (Jane’s Addiction cover)
Big Empty (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Can’t Stand Me Now (The Libertines cover)
Still Remains (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots song)

Encore:
Roadhouse Blues (The Doors cover)
Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots song)


Billy Corgn talks about new material - Smashing Pumpkins 2013 Tour Dates




In a recent interview with professional wrestling radio podcast – IPTW (Interesting People Talking Wrestling) Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan gave information regarding the next Smashing Pumpkins album by saying “We’re just starting to work on a [new] album now so probably I’d say sometime early next year would be reasonable.

He also updated everyone on the status of his upcoming book by saying that “The book is probably not released until at least next year.”


2013 Tour Dates:

DATE VENUE CITY
March 23, 2013 Cumbre Tajin Festival Mexico
April 29, 2013 King Center for the Performing Arts Melbourne, FL
May 2, 2013 St Augustine Amphitheater St Augustine, FL
May 3, 2013 Funshine Music Festival Tampa, FL
May 5, 2013 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
May 7, 2013 Red Hat Amphitheater w/AWOLNATION Raleigh, NC
May 8, 2013 Time Warner Amphitheater w/AWOLNATION Charlotte, NC
May 10, 2013 Chastain Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
May 11, 2013 Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport, MS
May 14, 2013 Palladium Dallas, TX
May 18, 2013 Rock on the Range Columbus, OH

International dates, more to be added soon:

June 20, 2013 Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany
June 21-23, 2013 Southside Festival Germany
June 21-23, 2013 Hurricane Festival Germany
June 24, 2013 Zenith Paris, France
June 25, 2013 Zenith Nantes, France
June 27, 2013 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
June 28, 2013 Azkena Music Festival
July 1, 2013 Academy Manchester, UK
July 2, 2013 Academy Glasgow, UK
July 4, 2013 Zenith Lille, France
July 5, 2013 Eurockennes Festival France
July 6, 2013 Beauregard Festival France
July 9, 2013 Rockhal Luxembourg
July 10, 2013 Open Air Arena Vienna, Austria
July 12, 2013 Pohoda Festival Slovakia
July 14, 2013 Rock in Roma Festival Italy
July 16, 2013 Theatre Antique Vienne, France
July 17, 2013 Carcasonne Festival France
July 18, 2013 Mares Vivas Festival Portugal
July 20, 2013 Gurten Festival Switzerland
July 21, 2013 Dour Music Festival Belgium
July 22, 2013 Wembley Arena London, UK
August 10, 2013 Summer Sonic Osaka, Japan
August 11, 2013 Summer Sonic Tokyo, Japan


Bush 2013 Tour Dates



Bush have announced new tour dates via their official website. You can catch the band on the follow days:

4/21/13 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Ampitheater
4/27/13 – Dallas, TX @ FC Dallas Stadium
5/05/13 – Charoltte, NC @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
5/11/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Kilpsch Music Center
5/19/13 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium
5/24/13 – Pryor, OK @ Catch the Fever Festival Ground
6/7/13 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock im Park
6/8/13 – Nuerburg, Germany @ Rock am Ring
7/18/13 – Porto, Portugal @ Mares Vivas Festival
7/27/12 – Sittersdorf, Austria @ Acoustic Lakeside Festival

Setlist - Scott Weiland - Purple at the Core - Patchogue, New York


Scott Weiland - Purple at the Core - Patchogue 6 MArch 2013

Setlist:
Crackerman (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Wicked Garden (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Paralysis
Naked Sunday (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Creep (Stone Temple Pilots song)
The Jean Genie (David Bowie cover)
Kitchenware & Candybars (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Where the River Goes (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Mountain Song (Jane’s Addiction cover)
Big Empty (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Can’t Stand Me Now (The Libertines cover)
Still Remains (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Vasoline (Stone Temple Pilots song)
Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots song)

Encore:
Roadhouse Blues (The Doors cover)
Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots song)

giovedì 7 marzo 2013

Interview - Brett Anderson - Suede - Bloodsports


After a decade apart, Suede are back together and ready to reveal their first fresh material since A New Morning. Frontman Brett Anderson spoke to us to discuss the creative process behind new album Bloodsports, and to explain why living up to their legacy was “big concern”.

Interview Here

Alter Bridge: News from Twitter account


 Alter Bridge: Writing sessions for new album begins NEXT WEEK

Mudhoney - Live in Backnaq, Germany - April 25, 1989 - Full Show

Mudhoney - Live in Backnaq, Germany - April 25, 1989 - Full Show 






01. Magnolia Caboose Babyshit
02. No One Has
03. Need
04. Touch Me I'm Sick
05. If I Think
06. Mudride
07. Here Comes Sickness
08. You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)
09. This Gift
10. Chain That Door
11. Sweet Young Thing (Ain't Sweet No More)
12. By Her Own Hand
13. In 'N' Out of Grace (cut)
14. Burn It Clean
15. Twenty Four
16. Revolution
17. Hate the Police (w/ Dead Love & Good Enough jams)
18. Touch Me I'm Sick
19. Louie Louie (jam)
20. Wild Thing (jam)
21. I Wanna Be Your Dog (jam)
22. By Her Own Hand (w/ Come To Mind)
23. Dead Love

Tremonti lose US Tour withigh energy finale in Los Angeles




Tremonti showed no signs of wear and tear during the final stop of their latest U.S. tour on Tuesday night (March 5) in Los Angeles. There was plenty of energy in the Roxy as the band roared through a powerful set for a packed house.

The band opened their set with the hard hitting ‘All I Was’ album opener ‘Leave It Alone’ and settled into their hard-rocking groove with ‘Giving Up.’ Frontman Mark Tremonti and guitarist Eric Friedman took turns throughout the night keeping the audience fully involved, whether it be through getting the crowd to clap along or asking for some vocal assistance. Of course, the latter request was at its loudest during the performance of their singles ‘So You’re Afraid,’ ‘Wish You Well’ and especially on ‘You Waste Your Time,’ which came toward the end of their set.

Other standouts included the more melancholy track ‘The Things I’ve Seen’ and the performance of two non-album cuts — ‘All That I’ve Got’ and ‘Gone.’ The former provided a mixture of Garrett Whitlock power drumming and Wolfgang Van Halen bass licks that you could feel pulsating through your body. There was also some nifty choreographed headbanging between Tremonti, Van Halen and Friedman during the performance. Meanwhile, the latter non-album track, ‘Gone,’ provided a rocking start to the band’s encore.

With it being the final show of their tour (and likely the last performance for quite some time as Mark Tremonti moves his focus toward Alter Bridge), the frontman took the time to address his admiration and respect for his bandmate, who have become some of his best friends. At one point, he singled out Van Halen, calling him “a master” and having him lay down a quick bass solo. Friedman got plenty of love throughout the night as it was a hometown show for the guitarist. And Whitlock’s ferocity behind the kit was on display throughout.

The performance wrapped with Mark Tremonti acknowledging and getting the audience to shout out that ‘Brains’ would be the last song of the trek. With that in mind, the band rocked the track for all it was worth as audience members pogoed and headbanged in unison with the beats. Our photo gallery from the show can be seen below.

Tremonti has already stated that Alter Bridge will take precedence for the remainder of the year, but he recently hinted that if there was a break in the schedule after recording and before touring, there might be a chance for more Tremonti shows.

Tremonti, The Roxy, Los Angeles, 3/5/13 Set List:
1. ‘Leave It Alone’
2. ‘Giving Up’
3. ‘All I Was’
4. ‘Proof’
5. ‘So You’re Afraid’
6. ‘Doesn’t Matter’
7. ‘The Things I’ve Seen’
8. ‘All That I’ve Got’
9. ‘Wish You Well’
10. ‘You Waste Your Time’
11. ‘New Way Out’
12. ‘Decay’

Encore
13. ‘Gone’
14. ‘Brains’

Mudhoney: Tour dates



Mudhoney Tour Dates:

Mar 29 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR 
Mar 30 Neumos, Seattle, WA 
Apr 01 Easy Street (WS), Seattle, WA 
Apr 12 Slims, San Francisco, CA 
Apr 13 Casbah, San Diego, CA 
Apr 14 Echo, Los Angeles, CA 
May 10 Paradise (MA), Boston, MA 
May 11 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 
May 12 Bowery Ballroom, The, New York City, NY 
May 21 Zakk , Düsseldorf, Germany 
May 22 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
May 23 Enger, Bielefeld, Germany 
May 24 Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark 
May 25 Werk 2, Leipzig, Germany 
May 26 FESTSAAL, Berlin, Germany 
May 27 Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany 
May 28 Stodala, Warsawa, Poland 
May 29 Lucerna Music Bar (LMB), Prague , Czech Republic 
May 30 Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb, Croatia 
May 31 Viper Theater, Firenze, Italy 
Jun 01 Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland 
Jun 02 Salzhaus, Winterthur, Switzerland 
Jun 03 Zoom Club , Frankfurt, Germany 
Jun 04 Concorde 2, Brighton, United Kingdom 
Jun 05 ABC, Glasgow, United Kingdom 
Jun 06 02 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom 
Jun 07 Academy 2 (Manchester University), Manchester, United Kingdom 
Jun 08 HMV Forum, London, United Kingdom 
Jun 09 02 Academy Bristol , Bristol, United Kingdom 
Jun 10 HMV Institute, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Star Anna - Live Round


Star Anna: This is gonna be good stuff! Go to it! MARCH 12th!

Setlist: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mexico City


Setlist:
01. Monarchy of Roses
02. Can’t Stop
03. Scar Tissue
04. Dani California
05. Factory of Faith
06. Blood Sugar Sex Magik
07. Snow ((Hey Oh))
08. Throw Away Your Television
09. The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
10. I Like Dirt
11. Under The Bridge
12. Look Around
13. Pea
14. Suck My Kiss
15. Californication
16. By The Way

Encore:
17. Sir Psycho Sexy & They’re Red Hot
18. Soul To Squeeze
19. Give It Away

Walking Papers - European Tour 2013



Walking Papers have announced the following upcoming European tour dates:

European Tour Dates:

April 27th – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
April 28th – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ The Winston
April 29th – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
May 1st – Cologne, Germany @ The Underground
May 2nd – Saarbrucken, Germany @ The Garage
May 3rd – Paris, France @ La Fleche d’Or
May 4th – London, England @ The Garage London
June 11th – Dublin, Ireland @ The Pint
June 12th – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Voodoo
June 13th – Glasgow, Scotland @ Stereo
June 14th – England @ Download Festival (acoustic set)
June 15th – England @ Download Festival (regular set)
June 16th – Tallinn, Estonia @ Rock Summer Festival

Mike McCready discusses about Layne Staley and John Baker Saunders



Here are a couple of excerpts from PremierGuitar.com‘s new interview with former Mad Season guitarist Mike McCready:

On the difficulty he felt when listening back to the Mad Season album featuring his fallen bandmates Layne Staley and John Baker Saunders: “Tons. I hadn’t listened to that record for 10 or 12 years. I’d listen to it if it was on the radio and I’d feel happy but sad, I don’t know if that makes sense. I’d feel like, I’m proud of this song but I’m also very sad that my friends are not around anymore. So getting over that and listening to the record again and listening to some of the live stuff, is kind of bittersweet. It makes me sad that Layne and Baker are not around to experience life now as an older guy. My values now are different than what they were when I was 26 and I think about what those guys would have been like if they were still around. It’s hard.”

On Mad Season’s formation: “When we got together in 1994 the initial idea of it from my point of view…I was in rehab for booze and I met this guy Baker [John Baker Saunders] in there who played bass and I liked a lot. He was just this funny, crusty old blues player who had some pretty cool stories and was cranking Bob Dylan in his room; I just immediately liked him. So I said, ‘Do you wanna play some blues sometime or come back to Seattle and jam?’ My thought process back then was to help people who were suffering from addictions or alcohol to maybe do a project. That was where my heart was at the time, however naïve it was. That’s kind of where the initial idea for Mad Season came from.”

Scott Weiland interviewed by SPIN says he feels like moboby IS rooting for him




SPIN have a fantastic new interview up with possible Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland. This is the best interview I’ve seen Weiland give in awhile, we are rooting for you Scott!

On the Grunge movement: “Rocketing to success overnight was what you dreamed of, but there’s no way to prepare yourself for it. I don’t think there’ll ever be a time like that again: My band, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam and Soundgarden and Smashing Pumpkins going from indie bands or big local bands and regional bands to being rock stars overnight. It was a pretty magical time. At that point, people were buying CDs and even cassettes. We were selling multi-platinum albums. I think people who are younger look back at that as the last huge organic movement, and people like me or those who are sort of left, there’s a rock’n'roll story that goes along with it — the resurgence of drugs within that culture. It was a perfect storm for a lot of people. There are a lot of people that were casualties though, and that’s what was really unfortunate about it.”

On his past drug addiction: “People would come up to me and say, “Scott, people really root for you.” I haven’t heard that in a long time, and I don’t know why. It was a very special thing that people would say, and I would hear it all the time. But the interesting thing is that it’s been almost 11 years since I used drugs, and I don’t really hear it [anymore] except from my friends. There’s another side of it that I take personally. For example, we had to cross into Canada last night to make it to the show in Niagara Falls, and we went to the border crossing. There was this really cool [customs official], and he took our passports and he asked us if we had anything to declare. We told him we had a little bit of food, a little bit of beverages, and on days off, some of the guys in the band would play some paintball. So we thought everything was cool. He says, “Just pull over on the side for the routine inspection.” So we pull over to the side, and as luck would have it, this Mr. Mountie Friendly read us the inquisition about past transgressions decades long-gone. That’s a life I barely recognize anymore, and the point is, I’ve been on tour throughout Canada over the last couple decades many, many times. I’ve never been treated that way before. It was kind of shocking, and it was actually kind of humiliating.”

Mike McCready Says He'll try his damndest to get new Pearl Jam album out this year, talks new songs



Here are a couple of excerpts from PremierGuitar.com‘s new interview with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready:

On Pearl Jam’s new album: “Well, we’re gearing up to finish the second part of the record that we started about two years ago. We all decided to pull back a little bit after we had done about seven songs, which I think are going to be on the next record. I’m not really sure. It all depends upon how this next session goes. I have a feeling that we’ll have something out this year. We are all very prolific in bringing in ideas and we’re all in conversation and are starting to rehearse in about a month. I feel like we’ll have something by this year. I don’t know that everyone in the band feels that way, but I’m going to do my damndest to move it along if I can have any kind of say in it. I would really like to get it out this year because we would really like to do some touring and things like that.”

On Pearl Jam’s songwriting process: “It’s all of those things. Specifically for myself, I will demo ideas in my studio and try to make them as good as possible and if Matt [Cameron] isn’t around I will use a local drummer friend of mine to help me get an idea down. So I’ll bring fully realized demos to the equation and then it all kind of changes from there because everybody kind of goes, ‘Well why don’t you take out this part or put this in here or move this over here or do half of that?’ Stone [Gossard] and Jeff [Ament] are great editors so once you have your demo you bring it in and people scrutinize it and they either like it or they don’t. If they do then I just go, ‘Dude, if you have any ideas, just go for it.’ I also want to be able to add to people’s songs in the way that I do and I think I’m kind of the coloring on top of a lot of ideas and melodies at times. I feel like if Ed [Vedder] brings in a song, I want to be able to do a solo that’s cool for it. He may not have any ideas for what that is yet until I do it right there on the spot. Sometimes Jeff will bring in a couple of riffs and we’ll just jam on that. Matt will bring in parts of stuff. That being said, everyone brings in fully realized demos, too. It’s like everything; we have a lot of stuff. We don’t have any outside songwriters. [Laughs.]”

mercoledì 6 marzo 2013

Setlist: Dave Grohl & The Sound City Players on Jimmy Kimmel Live




Setlist:

John Fogerty:
1. Travelin’ Band Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
2. Centerfield (John Fogerty cover)
3. Keep on Chooglin’ (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
4. Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
5. Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)

Rick Springfield:
6. The Man That Never Was
7. Love Is Alright Tonight (Rick Springfield cover)
8. I’ve Done Everything for You (Sammy Hagar cover)
9. The Man That Never Was (Was played a second time for TV broadcast)
10. Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield cover)

Lee Ving. Alain Johannes:
11. Your Wife Is Calling
12. I Love Livin’ in the City (Fear cover)
13. I Don’t Care About You (Fear cover)
14. Foreign Policy (Fear cover)

Rick Nielsen, Krist Novoselic: 
15. Hello There (Cheap Trick cover)
16. Stiff Competition (Cheap Trick cover)
17. I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick cover)
18. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)

Note: Special taping for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles was closed down for this concert. Estimated attendance was 5,000.

Pearl Jam - Lollapalooza Brazil 31 March 2013


Lollapalooza Brazil 29-30-31 March 2010

I would like to be there!

News about next Pearl Jam Album - Jeff Ament



‎"There’s talk of us getting together in March – hopefully that’ll quickly turn into going in the studio. We have tonnes of instrumental ideas and partial songs – things that are in that in-between state. It’s just going to take us getting into a room together for a week to ten days and knocking through these arrangements to figure it all out. Hopefully by the end of that period in March we will be ready to do something. I try not to get too hung-up on what-ifs – we still need to have twelve really good songs before we can go ahead to the next step. When we got together and demoed last year it was super creative – I don’t think anybody’s sitting on their laurels."
Jeff Ament

Dave Grohl & The Sound City Players Performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Dave Grohl, John Fogerty and Sound City Players Perform "Fortunate Son"

Dave Grohl, Rick Springfield and Sound City Players Perform "The Man That Never Was"

Soundtrack for Sound City: Real To Reel



The Soundtrack for Sound City: Real To Reel is now up for streaming over at NPR.

I’ve only listened to a few of the tracks so far, but as far as supergroups go, I’d have to say it’s right up there with A Perfect Circle, and dare I say… Mad Season?? No. No, I won’t. But it’s pretty damn good. Give it a listen and let us know what you guys think about it.

‘Sound City’ Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. ‘Heaven and All’ – Dave Grohl with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes
2. ‘Time Slowing Down’ – Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Chris Goss and Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk
3. ‘You Can’t Fix This’ – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Rami Jaffee and Taylor Hawkins with Stevie Nicks
4. ‘The Man That Never Was’ – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear with Rick Springfield
5. ‘Your Wife Is Calling’ – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Pat Smear with Queens of the Stone Age’s Alain Johannes and Fear’s Lee Ving
6. ‘From Can to Can’t’ – Dave Grohl with Slipknot and Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Kyuss’ Scott Reeder
7. ‘Centipede’ – Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, Chris Goss and Alain Johannes
8. ‘A Trick With No Sleeve’ – Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme and Alain Johannes
9. ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ – Paul McCartney with Nirvana’s Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear
10. ‘Once Upon a Time … The End’ – Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Rami Jaffee with violinist Jessy Greene and drummer Jim Keltner
11. ‘Mantra’ – Dave Grohl with Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor