Sunday, September 30, 2012

Neil Young debuts Pono digital player on Letterman

Neil Young debuted his newly-developed Pono digital music player during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday night.

While on hand to promote his newly-published memoir, “Waging Heavy Peace,” Young spent more time talking with the host about Pono while displaying a prototype of the player.

“This plays back master files: the best sound that anybody can get,” explained Neil. “You can’t get better than this – this is what they do in the studio…the highest resolution.”

“It’s like the mother of all formats,”
Young continued. “It’s not a new format: it plays back anything: all the digital formats. So, when the artist records at a certain level, that’s it: it doesn’t get dummied down to cd, it doesn’t get dummied down to mp3. Now we can preserve the original works of all the great artists through the years – from Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway all the way up to Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan and Jay-Z…all the way through.”

“What we do is transfer it to the highest possible resolution digital because analog has got all of the information in it, and you get as close as digital can get to that analog…and that’s what comes out of the player.”

Rolling Stone reports that beginning next year, Pono will release a line of portable players, a music-download service and digital-to-analog conversion technology intended to present songs as they first sound during studio recording sessions.

Warner, Universal and Sony have reportedly already signed on, with Warner having already converted 8,000 titles to 192kHz/24-bit sound to be compatible with the incoming music player.

The title of “Waging Heavy Peace” refers to the response that Young gave a friend who questioned whether the singer-songwriter was declaring war on Apple with his new service.

"I have consistently reached out to try to assist Apple with true audio quality, and I have even shared my high-resolution masters with them," Young writes in his book, adding that he traded emails and phone calls with Steve Jobs about Pono before the tech king's death last October.

Read more at Rolling Stone here.

Neil and Crazy Horse kick off a North American tour on Monday, October 3 in Windsor, Ontario, in sync with of the October 30 release of “Psychedelic Pill,” their second album this year.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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The Rolling Stones unveil Crossfire Hurricane poster

The Rolling Stones have unveiled the poster for their forthcoming film, “Crossfire Hurricane,” which will be shown live in cinemas across Europe on October 18.

“Crossfire Hurricane” provides a remarkable new perspective on the Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 60’s to rock royalty. It’s all here in panoramic candour, from the Marquee Club to Hyde Park, from Altamont to Exile, from club gigs to stadium extravaganzas.

With never-before-seen footage and fresh insights from the band themselves, the film will delight, shock and amaze longtime devotees, as well as another generation of fans, with its uniquely immersive style and tone. “Crossfire Hurricane” places the viewer right on the frontline of the band’s most legendary escapades.

The film combines extensive historical footage, much of it widely unseen, with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Period interviews, extensive live performance material and news archive give the production a truly kinetic aura and unfettered approach.

Over 250 cinemas across the UK and Ireland will screen “Crossfire Hurricane” live from the 2012 London Film Festival in London’s Leicester Square, and fans will be able to watch live as Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie chat on the red carpet, with director Brett Morgen interviewed about his remarkable, no-holds-barred insight into key periods of the extraordinary career and incredible adventures of The Rolling Stones.

Tickets for all cinemas are on sale now – for details, visit or the individual cinema website.

Following its theatre debut, “Crossfire Hurricane” will see its US debut via HBO on November 15; it will also be broadcast on BBC Two later in the year.

The The Rolling Stones

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Journey guitarist Neal Schon to release solo album in October

Journey guitarist Neal Schon will release his new solo album, “The Calling,” on October 23.

Produced by and featuring Schon on all guitars and bass, "The Calling" reunites Neal with former Journey bandmate Steve Smith, who handles drum duties on the new album.

Schon set up shop at Berkeley's Fantasy Studios during a break from Journey's busy touring schedule and recorded the album, completely from scratch, in just four days.

“’The Calling’ is a really spontaneous, well rounded, very musical record,” Schon tells Fuse TV. “I think it’s probably one of my best instrumental records that I’ve ever done as far as diversity, and having a lot of different elements in one record.”

After overdubbing multiple guitar and bass parts, Schon recruited two keyboard masters to flesh out the music. Igor Len, an accomplished classical, jazz and film composer who had previously collaborated with Schon, is featured on acoustic piano throughout the album.

Special guest Jan Hammer (Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra, "Miami Vice" soundtrack) recorded Moog synthesizer solos on two tracks — "Fifty Six" and "Tumbleweeds."

Schon continues to tour with Journey into the month of December.

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KISS: Paul Stanley’s mother passes

Eva Eisen, the mother of KISS singer/guitarist Paul Stanley (real name Stanley Eisen), died on Saturday at the age of 88.

In a message entitled, “Our Deepest Sympathies To Paul,” KISS members Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer shared the news with fans, writing “From the earliest days of KISS until recently, Eva was always seen by fans at New York area shows. We send our deepest sympathies to Paul and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”

“My mother found so much pleasure and fulfillment in all the various types of music that she so loved,” writes Paul. “It was through her that I too found that same passion. She lived long enough to see, enjoy and love an extended family that included her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She found numerous ways to contribute to her community and was appreciated and loved by those who knew her. My mom was the matriarch of our family and words cannot express our loss.”

KISS will release their new album, “Monster,” on October 9.

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Rush top the hennemusic Hot 10

Rush top this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

A Rush classic is featured in a new advertising campaign for the 2013 VW Passat – check out the video in this week’s top story for more details.

The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.

For a full list of hennemusic Hot 10 charts, check out the archives here.

hennemusic Hot 10
week ending September 30, 2012

01 – VIDEO: Rush classic featured in new car commercial
02 – VIDEO: KISS – Gene Simmons’ daughter auditions for The X Factor
03 – VIDEO: Green Day smash gear after iHeartRadio Fest set cut short
04 – Metallica remember Cliff Burton with free 1984 concert download
05 – Sammy Hagar to guest on American Restoration
06 – Aerosmith: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry talk American Idol
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09 – Led Zeppelin dodge reunion questions at Celebration Day event
10 – Motley Crue bassist explains how Home Sweet Home became band classic

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Sep 23: Metallica
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Sep 02: Rolling Stones
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Jul 29: Van Halen
Jul 22: Robert Plant
Jul 15: Motley Crue
Jul 08: Queen + Adam Lambert
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Jun 10: Tom Cruise
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day director comments on reunion talk

The forthcoming release of Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day” captures the band’s December 2007 reunion at London’s 02 Arena, which saw the three founding members joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

The new live set will see a worldwide theatrical release on 1,500 screens in over 40 territories on October 17; the theatrical screenings will follow premieres in London, Los Angeles, New York, and other major cities.

“Celebration Day” will then be available in multiple video and audio formats on November 19.

The film’s director, Dick Carruthers, says Zeppelin is a band who writes their own rules.

"As John Paul Jones says, five years is five minutes in Zeppelin time,” he tells Contact Music. "There's a band who, if they wanna sit on something until the time is right, they will. They're not hurried by any of the commercial pressures that might apply to another band.”

Carruthers explained how the project came together.

"All that happened was several years later, there was just a phone call and they said, 'Well, can we have a look at it then? Let's get the stuff out and let's have a look at it.' So we had two viewing days and we showed them what you call a line cut... and they were pretty blown away. I hadn't really seen the footage either and we realized it was something very special indeed."

After the viewing it was decided the footage should be edited for a cinema release before hitting stores as a souvenir of Led Zeppelin's final get together.

And Carruthers is dismayed that so many people are using the film's upcoming release to crank up speculation about a Led Zep reunion tour.

"I do think the whole will-they-won't-they go on tour thing preoccupies far too much of the media's attention,” he said. “This really isn't about that.”

Asked if there has been any talk about another get together since the 2007 show he filmed, Carruthers says, "Let's put it this way, it hasn't happened in the last five years since the reunion show."

Check out a preview clip of “Black Dog” from the DVD here.

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The Cult: Exclusive digital release Weapon Of Choice due in October

In a move often reserved for film, The Cult has announced they will be releasing a 'prequel' to accompany their latest album, “Choice Of Weapon.”

The digital-only release, “Weapon Of Choice,” reveals the songs at a stage of development that will be of interest to The Cult’s fans and followers. “Weapon Of Choice” is a document of a work-in-progress and offers a unique opportunity to hear The Cult’s process.

The material has not been previously released, and will be available exclusively on iTunes for two months only beginning October 16th.

"These songs were turned over and over, forged in long rehearsals and writing sessions, and emanated from challenges both personal and professional,” said lead vocalist Ian Astbury.

The ten tracks that comprise “Weapon Of Choice” were recorded when The Cult returned to the studio in 2011 with producer Chris Goss. The songs were conceived in New York, Los Angeles, the California desert and the band’s Witch Mountain studio.

"We put our guts into this; Goss was able to create an environment where the songs were born through playing and turning over lyrics, through hard work and intense sessions,” continues Astbury. “These songs have an integrity and rawness of their own. In many ways it's a different album to the one we released and reveals the foundations of Choice Of Weapon. We were able to close the doors and begin to explore spaces we had not been in for a while.”

Now The Cult has revisited the Chris Goss material to unveil the creative process and foundation behind “Choice Of Weapon.”

Fans can download the track “Twisted And Bleeding” from “Weapon Of Choice” here.

The Cult
“Weapon Of Choice”

Release date: October 16

01. Aurora
02. Blackie
03. The Bones
04. Decado
05. Elemental
06. Gibraltar
07. Twisted And Bleeding
08. Militant
09. Supreme
10. Lucifer

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VIDEO: Black Country Communion – Making of Afterglow part 3

Black Country Communion’s third studio album, “Afterglow,” will be released on October 30.

The Anglo-American supergroup is made up of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze, Black Sabbath), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater).

The band are currently offering a free download of the track, “Confessor,” from the new album, featuring lead vocals by Hughes; get more details here.

BCC are also sharing the third webisode in a new series entitled “The Making Of Afterglow.”

Watch part 1 in the series here.

Watch part 2 here.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Sebastian Bach announces new guitarist

Sebastian Bach has announced Los Angeles-based guitarist Jeff George as the new addition to his solo band.

“My new guitar player ROCKS!!,” tweeted Bach before George’s first show on Friday. “We are going to destroy Halifax tonight! Welcome to the band @jeffgeorgemusic”

The new follows headlines Bach made this summer when guitarist Nick Sterling was missing in action for the band’s August 2nd live broadcast from Los Angeles via AXS TV (formerly HDNet).

Sterling was let go after failing to sign legal agreements pertaining to the broadcast, according to Sebastian.

"We did a big broadcast on AXS TV that we worked really, really hard on. It was a very big deal that we were on television from coast to coast all across the United States of America,” Bach told Green Bay’s 93 Rock. “Everybody that was involved in the broadcast had to sign a release so we could film it and they would agree to be part of the broadcast and the DVD coming out. Everybody [else] signed it. I talked to Nick two days before the show and he still hadn't signed it. And I'm like, 'Dude, we're filming this in two days. You have to sign this.' And he guaranteed to me on the phone that he would sign it and be a part of it, and then when we got to soundcheck, he wouldn't sign the release. So we could not film the show with him; he wouldn't let us. He wanted all these sorts of demands that nobody else in the band wanted that were completely unreasonable.”

"I wish Nick all the best,”
summed up the singer. “I hope he can figure out how to be the type of man, as a human being, to other people as the incredible musician as he is on stage… He's an amazing, amazing guitar player, but if you can't honor your word and can't be a team player and consider all the other musicians on stage and the business side of things and how much effort people put into doing a live broadcast across the country, and then you just [decide not to] do it, like, an hour before the show, I don't wanna play with you anymore. And that's the way it is. I'm not into fighting all the time. So if you wanna fight with me, it's not gonna last too long. [laughs]"

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Slash: Limited edition deluxe 4-disc package due in December

Eagle Rock will release a limited-edition run of Slash deluxe packages in Europe on December 3.

The package features the "Made In Stoke 24/07/11" DVD, a single CD edit of the same show, the "Apocalyptic Love" studio album, and the previously unreleased DVD of "Live From New York" — all packaged inside the cover of a 60 page hardback book filled with stunning photographs, many of them previously unseen.

Although this is being released in the European market only, a small quantity of imports will be made available at as well while supplies last.

Pre-orders for this set will begin next week in Europe at all major retailers. Check your local retailers for updates.

The full track listing is as follows:

Disc One: "Made In Stoke 24/07/11" DVD

01. Been There Lately
02. Nightrain
03. Ghost
04. Mean Bone
05. Back From Cali
06. Rocket Queen
07. Civil War
08. Nothing To Say
09. Starlight
10. Promise
11. Doctor Alibi
12. Speed Parade
13. Watch This
14. Beggars & Hangers On
15. Patience
16. Godfather Solo
17. Sweet Child O' Mine
18. Slither
19. By The Sword
20. Mr Brownstone
21. Paradise City

Bonus Features: Interviews with Slash, Myles Kennedy and Uncle Ian

Disc Two: "Made In Stoke 24/07/11" CD

01. Been There Lately
02. Ghost
03. Mean Bone
04. Back From Cali
05. Starlight
06. Promise
07. Doctor Alibi
08. Speed Parade
09. Watch This
10. Patience
11. Sweet Child O'Mine
12. Slither
13. By The Sword
14. Paradise City

Disc Three: "Apocalyptic Love" CD

01. Apocalyptic Love
02. One Last Thrill
03. Standing In the Sun
04. You're A Lie
05. No More Heroes
06. Halo
07. We Will Roam
08. Anastasia
09. Not For Me
10. Bad Rain
11. Hard & Fast
12. Far And Away
13. Shots Fired

Disc Four: "Live From New York" DVD

01. Mean Bone
02. Dirty Little Thing
03. Nightrain
04. One Last Thrill
05. Back From Cali
06. Ghost
07. Standing In The Sun
08. Rocket Queen
09. Doctor Alibi
10. Speed Parade
11. Apocalyptic Love
12. Watch This
13. Starlight
14. Just Like Anything
15. Halo
16. You're A Lie
17. Sweet Child O' Mine
18. Slither
19. By The Sword
20. Paradise City

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Deep Purple At The California Jam book due in December

A new, limited edition book chronicling Deep Purple’s appearance at the California Jam is due in December.

On April 6, 1974 Deep Purple appeared on stage at the California Jam festival at the Ontario Speedway in California. The band’s performance was one of the first to feature their third line-up, which included vocalist David Coverdale and vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes.

Taking top billing at the all-day event, and with great weather, Deep Purple and the other bands drew a crowd of around 165,000 people. It became the largest single-day paid attendance in U.S. rock concert history.

This astonishing concert is now the subject of a new documentary book, “Deep Purple At The California Jam.”

Collecting together hundreds of black and white and colour images from a number of photographers who had all area access to the concert (and rehearsals), the large 12" by 12" format presentation allows these images to shine. Most of the photographs have never been seen before and are being fully restored and colour corrected.

Backing the images up is a detailed and lengthy essay on the concert and the build-up to the performance, from the first meetings by the promoters through to the completion of the PA towers. The text is supported by an impressive collection of rare memorabilia including internal documents, set-lists, passes, posters, tickets and even the repair bills for the TV camera.

In total this is the most comprehensive publication ever devoted to a single Deep Purple performance and is certain to excite fans of the band around the world.

The book is being offered in three configurations:

The Standard Edition (500 copies)

The book on its own and quarter bound with a photographic cover and supplied in a card slipcase. Individually numbered. 500 copies available

The Signature Edition (350 individually-signed copies)

This premium edition is numbered and individually signed by the great Jon Lord in June 2012.

The 288 page hand-bound coffee table book is bound in Purple recycled leather with a silver foil emboss to the front. Printed on 170gsm artpaper, the pages will be guilt edged and hand stitched.

The book comes in a recycled leather slipcase and is presented in a beautiful leather style clamshell box with inlaid colour graphic.

Alongside this is a heavyweight double vinyl album of the live recording from the concert, together with reproduction back stage passes, poster and certificate of production.

The Vinyl Edition (150 copies)

Presented in slipcase together with the vinyl recordings this edition of the book is the same book without the guilt edging to the pages. Individually numbered with a certificate of production. 150 copies available

For full details and to order your copy, click here.

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VIDEO: Aerosmith - Making of Music From Another Dimension - part 3

Aerosmith recently launched a new 8-part series called “The Making Of Music From Another Dimension.”

The footage presents a behind-the-scenes look as the Boston rockers create their first new album in more than a decade.

Due November 6, “Music From Another Dimension” is the band's 15th studio album. The project was recorded in Los Angeles and at the band's studio in Massachusetts; it was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with the exception of three tracks produced by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen.

In episode three of the series, Tyler and Perry discuss the songwriting process, while Joe sums up this thoughts on the project.

“As a fan of what Aerosmith is and what Aerosmith does,” says Perry, “I think this record is more close to the bone and the skeleton of what Aerosmith is than any record we’ve done in a long time.”

Watch episode 3 of the series here.

Watch episode 2 here.

Watch episode 1 here.

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Metallica remember Cliff Burton with free 1984 concert download

On Thursday, Metallica paid tribute to their late bassist, Cliff Burton, on the 26th anniversary of his passing.

Burton died in a September 27, 1986 tour bus accident in Sweden while Metallica were on a European trek to promote the newly-released “Master Of Puppets” album.

Jason Newsted of Flotsam and Jetsam was brought in on bass and remained with the band for more than a decade; Robert Trujillo has played bass for Metallica since 2003.

The group posted a photo of Burton (see above), and followed that up with a second message: “While you're remembering Cliff on the 26th anniversary of his passing, give a listen to this free download from the 'Ride the Lightning' tour.”

The November 22, 1984 show, featuring Burton, was recorded at Le Riff in Toulose, France.

Check out the concert here.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on Monday, October 1 (Tuesday morning).

The band will perform songs from its new CD, "Last of a Dyin' Breed." The album debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, the highest charting for a Skynyrd album since 1977.

This won't be the band's first appearance on Ferguson's show.

"We’ve done Ferguson before and we look forward to doing it again,” said singer Johnny Van Zant. “We’re up late at night too. It’s a fun show to watch and I’m happy to be a part of it.”

The CBS show airs at 12:35 a.m. eastern/pacific

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