Friday, October 31, 2014

Sammy Hagar: No more Chickenfoot albums



Sammy Hagar is telling fans not to expect any more albums by his supergroup Chickenfoot.

The project – which includes guitarist Joe Satriani, bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith – released their self-titled debut in 2009 and their second album, “Chickenfoot III”, in 2011.

Hagar now tells Rolling Stone, “Joe is my favorite writer to work with since Eddie [Van Halen]. I'd rather write a record with him than anyone else, but I don't see any reason to make a new record. Going through the whole experience with a record label, and then going out and doing 150 interviews, a big tour and waking up at 4:00 a.m. to go on Howard Stern all to sell 35,000 CDs…It starts to feel like, ‘Hmmmm. Is this pay for play?’"

“I mean, I love making music,” he adds. “But doing it on Chickenfoot's level means spending a half million on a record. We write and record for six months. It's a lot of work, and then to not sell many records. It's disappointing. I don't like being disappointed. I like winning.”

Hagar’s remarks contradict those made this summer by Satriani, who said a third album by the band will happen.

"It is in the pipeline," revealed the guitarist. "Everyone's got demos, everyone's excited. I don't know about the schedule though. That is still — as usual — in the chaotic Chickenfoot state."

The band’s 2009 debut achieved gold status for US sales of 500,000, while the sophomore effort failed to hit that mark; it did, however, earn a 2012 Grammy Award nomination in the “Best Recording Package” category.

Chickenfoot reunited to perform the encore at Hagar’s belated birthday bash concert in Las Vegas on October 18 – check out video from the event here.

Sammy has just released his first acoustic album, “Lite Roast.”

The project sees Sammy teamed with Waboritas guitarist Vic Johnson to deliver stripped-down versions of tunes from Hagar’s lengthy career.




See also:

Sammy Hagar open to Van Halen reunion tour with David Lee Roth
Sammy Hagar reveals origins of Van Halen classic Dreams
VIDEO: Chickenfoot reunite for Sammy Hagar birthday bash in Las Vegas
VIDEO: Sammy Hagar rocks birthday bash in Las Vegas
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AUDIO: Foo Fighters premiere new song Congregation



The Foo Fighters are premiering “Congregation”, the third track issued from their forthcoming album, “Sonic Highways.”

The song was recorded at country rocker Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studios in Nashville.

The tune is the basis for episode three of the companion HBO series, which features guest appearances by Brown, Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood, among others.

Due November 10, “Sonic Highways” was recorded in eight American cities – Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

The Foos are unveiling new tunes eack week in sync with their 8-part HBO series of the same name, which premiered October 17.

“Congregation” follows the project’s lead single, “Something From Nothing” (recorded in Chicago) and “The Feast And The Famine” (recorded in Washington).




See also:

AUDIO: Foo Fighters preview new song Congregation
VIDEO: Heart rock Foo Fighters track as thanks for Letterman performance
VIDEO: Foo Fighters featured on 60 Minutes
AUDIO: Foo Fighters premiere The Feast And The Famine
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

VIDEO: Rush premiere unreleased song I’ve Been Running


Rush: Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and John Rutsey

Rush are premiering a 1974 performance of an unreleased song, “I’ve Been Running”, as a preview to their 40th anniversary box set, “R40”, due November 11.

The track features original drummer John Rutsey and the band in concert at Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines, Ontario.

“R40” will present the group’s full 8-song set from the show as part of a disc of bonus material recorded throughout their career.

Available as 6-disc and 10-disc packages, “R40” includes “Rush In Rio”, “R30”, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour”, plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

Guitarist Alex Lifeson recently confirmed the group are planning a spring 2015 tour.




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AUDIO: Foo Fighters preview new song Congregation



The Foo Fighters are previewing “Congregation”, another new track from their forthcoming album, “Sonic Highways.”

The tune will featured in episode three of the companion HBO series of the same name, set to air Friday night at 11 PM ET.

The episode will include guest appearances by Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown, among others - check out a preview below.

The Foos are unveiling new tunes eack week in sync with their 8-part HBO series of the same name, which premiered October 17.

“Sonic Highways” was recorded in eight American cities – Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.





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VIDEO: Heart rock Foo Fighters track as thanks for Letterman performance
VIDEO: Foo Fighters featured on 60 Minutes
AUDIO: Foo Fighters premiere The Feast And The Famine
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David Gilmour talks about the end of Pink Floyd



David Gilmour is sharing his thoughts on the end of Pink Floyd as the group prepares to release its final album, “The Endless River”, on November 10 (Nov 11 in North America).

The project features material recorded by Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason during sessions for 1994’s “The Division Bell”, and serves as the band’s tribute to Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.

"As we went through this process, our minds focused on the fact that Rick isn't coming back," Gilmour tells Rolling Stone. "We'll never get another chance to play with him. This is his last recorded moment with Pink Floyd. It's so sad."

The guitarist confirms “The Endless River” is Pink Floyd’s final album.

“I don't see how it could be otherwise,” explains Gilmour. “We've been through all of that stuff now. Anything of value is on there. Trying to do it again would mean using second best stuff. That's not good enough for me. So I think I can confidently say that is not going to happen. Obviously, going with that, there will be no more Pink Floyd shows. Without Rick, that's obviously impossible.”

Asked if he could see any scenario where he would tour as part of Pink Floyd again, Gilmour says, “No.”

“The Endless River” is billed as a four-sided instrumental album with the lead single, “Louder Than Words”, featuring new lyrics by Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson.

Pink Floyd was founded in London in 1965 by Wright, Mason, Syd Barrett and Roger Waters.



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Pink Floyd guitarist reveals inspiration for Louder Than Words
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Sammy Hagar open to Van Halen reunion tour with David Lee Roth



Sammy Hagar says he is open to the idea of a Van Halen reunion tour that would also feature David Lee Roth.

“You mean that [2002] Sam and Dave tour with Van Halen as the backup band? Yeah, that would be a dream scenario for me too, but it would be the same old thing,” Hagar tells Rolling Stone. “On the [2004] reunion tour, we traveled on separate planes. You check into the hotel at different times so you don't even see them [the Van Halen brothers] in the lobby. You don't really see them until the gig. I could deal with Dave on that level. [Huge laugh.] But he'd have to be cool.”

In the summer of 2002, Hagar and Roth teamed up in the "Song For Song, The Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll" tour, also known by fans as the 'Sans-Halen' or 'Sam & Dave' Tour. The shows featured the singers swapping headline status at each date on the run, while maintaining their distance from each other.

“A tour like that [with Van Halen] would be the coolest thing for the fans ever,” continued Hagar. “I would do it for the fans. I wouldn't do it just for the money. Everybody would have to be cool and have their hearts in it. I hate to give out bad news, but I just doubt it'll ever happen. I would like to just see [bassist] Mike [Anthony] back in the band with Dave. If that works, all right, I'll come in next.”

Asked if their might a scenario where Hagar would regroup with Van Halen only, the rocker says “I would play with anybody that loves me and that I love. That would include Van Halen, but the love's not there right now. I do love those guys. We really bumped heads on the last tour [in 2004.] Anyone that saw that last tour or read my book knows that I'm not gonna take any blame 'cause there's no blame to give me. I went out and did my job probably better than anyone else in that band. Anyone that saw the show, I think, would agree with me.”

“That tour was just a mess and I would never go into a mess like that again,” he added. “I'm too happy as a human being to be that miserable ever again. I was miserable for the last 40 shows. The first 40 shows I was thinking, ‘Well, maybe Eddie will straighten out’ or ‘Maybe this can come together.’ But that didn't happen, and by the last 40 I was miserable. I would, however, be in the original band that we started. That was a love fest full of creativity.”

Hagar has just released his first acoustic album, “Lite Roast.”

The project sees Sammy teamed with Waboritas guitarist Vic Johnson to deliver stripped-down versions of tunes from Hagar’s career – including two Van Halen tracks: “Dreams” and “Finish What Ya Started.”





See also:

Sammy Hagar reveals origins of Van Halen classic Dreams
VIDEO: Chickenfoot reunite for Sammy Hagar birthday bash in Las Vegas
VIDEO: Sammy Hagar rocks birthday bash in Las Vegas
VIDEO: Sammy Hagar rehearses for birthday bash concert this weekend
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Bob Seger expands North American tour



Bob Seger has expanded a North American tour in support of his latest album, “Ride Out.”

The rocker has confirmed an additional 10 dates for the run, which begins November 19 in Saginaw, Michigan.

The new shows are included in the tour’s second leg, which launches in Toledo, Ohio on January 20.

The J. Geils Band will join Seger as a special guest in select markets.

Ticket pre-sales for most of the new dates begin November 5 with general public on-sale starting November 7 – check your local ticket source for full details.

“Ride Out” is Seger’s first studio album in 8 years, following 2006’s “Face The Promise.”

Bob Seger
Ride Out Tour – new dates


Jan 31 - Atlanta, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Feb 03 - Ft. Meyers, FL - Germain Arena
Feb 05 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
Feb 07 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
Feb 10 - Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
Feb 12 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Feb 14 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Feb 17 - Wichita, KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
Feb 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Gila River Arena
Feb 27 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA




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Metallica seek fan help for reissues of first two albums



Metallica are asking help from fans as they prepare deluxe reissues of their first two albums - 1983’s “Kill ‘Em All” and 1984’s “Ride The Lightning” - for release in 2015.

“We want it all!,” posted the group. “Did you manage to sneak a video camera into a show long before they fit in your pocket? Maybe your old instamatic camera for some snap shots? A cassette Walkman with a microphone? We’re looking for anything and everything... audio, video, photos, fliers, ticket stubs, the set list you picked up off the floor, and in general any mementos you may have from that around that time.”

“Make your mark on these albums by e-mailing us at submissions@metclub.com to share your story and receive more info about submitting photos, videos, audio recordings and other mementos.”

“Remember, we want everything (well, everything that’s yours)!,” added the band. “Nothing is too small or too trivial... share your archives with your fellow fans and have some fun with us walking down memory lane. By submitting it, you’re saying we can use it should your piece of history land on a release (yes, the lawyers made us add this part!).”

Metallica’s debut, “Kill ‘Em All”, was recorded in two weeks on a miniscule budget in upstate New York. Although only 1,500 copies were initially pressed, the album was reissued by Elektra Records after the band signed to that label in 1984 and has since been certified triple platinum for sales of more than three million copies.

The project features concert staples like “Seek & Destroy,” “Hit The Lights” and “Whiplash.”

Metallica’s sophomore album, “Ride The Lightning”, is marking its 30th anniversary this year.

The set includes several Metallica classics, including the single “Creeping Death”, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and “Fade To Black.”

The album peaked at No. 100 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to selling more than 6 million copies in the States alone.



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VIDEO: Yes preview new live package from Bristol



Yes are sharing a preview of “Like It Is – Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome”, the band’s first live set featuring current lead vocalist Jon Davison.

Due December 5 in Europe (Dec 9 in North America) and available on two-CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats, the package includes tracks from 1971’s “The Yes Album” and 1977’s “Going For The One.”

“These are two bodies of music that many of the most devout Yes fans wanted to hear in their entirety,” says keyboardist Geoff Downes. “I believe our performance at the Bristol Hippodrome was among the most compelling of the entire tour.”

Yes have been touring in support of “Heaven & Earth”, their first record with Davison, who joined the lineup in 2012.

The band return to the road for shows starting November 10 in New Zealand, before playing dates in Australia and Japan.

Yes
“Like It Is – Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome”


01. Going for the One
02. Turn of the Century
03. Parallels
04. Wonderous Stories
05. Awaken
06. Yours Is No Disgrace
07. Clap
08. Starship Trooper
09. I’ve Seen All Good People
10. A Venture
11. Perpetual Change




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VIDEO: Yes – The making of Heaven And Earth
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Aerosmith: Joe Perry’s memoir hits New York Times Best Sellers list



Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new memoir, "Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith", continues its run on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

The autobiography debuted last week at No. 8 on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" chart, and currently sits at No. 10 in its second week.

In “Rocks”, Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he co-founded in 1970.

The guitarist just completed a 2-week nationwide book signing tour to launch the memoir.

Perry recently shared a classic guitar story from “Rocks” involving Slash on TBS’ late night show, Conan.

The rocker explained how he sold his favourite guitar when he left Aerosmith in 1979 to fund the launch of his solo band, The Joe Perry Project.

Perry eventually returned to Aerosmith and when the band was back on its feet, he went searching for the axe, only to discover it found its way into Slash’s hands.

Check out the full story from Joe on Conan here.



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Black Sabbath guitarist writing music for CSI TV series



Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi confirms he is writing music for the CBS Television series CSI (Crime Scene Investigation).

“People have been asking what exactly I’m doing at the moment, we’ll I’m getting back in the studio having tried to make myself rest after the tours,” Iommi explains. “I’m writing, mostly just putting ideas down rather than complete songs. I like to create all sorts of moods with my music and then decide later how they might be used.”

“One specific piece though is for the CSI TV series that will be aired in the US on November 9th,” he continued. “I was asked if I’d be interested, so I had a look at the footage and came up with an idea they seemed to like. It’s not very long but it was different working with images rather than just music, I’d certainly be up for doing more.”

Iommi and Black Sabbath wrapped up their “13” reunion album and world tour in London in July.

Ozzy Osbourne recently revealed that the group plan to record a new album next year and perform a final world tour.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

VIDEO: Slash previews Live From The Sunset Strip concert special



Slash is sharing a preview of "Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live From The Sunset Strip", a concert special filmed last month at The Roxy that will air on DIRECTV in November.

Part of the Guitar Center’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the 90-minute concert special sees Slash and the band perform tracks from his career, including “Paradise City”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Slither” and “Night Train”, as well as songs from his new album, ”World on Fire”.

The Roxy was one of three concerts Slash played in Hollywood’s most legendary clubs to launch his new album; he also rocked The Troubadour and The Whisky in the same week.

"Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live From The Sunset Strip" will be broadcast Friday, November 7 at 9pm on DIRECTV’s Audience Channel 239.

The Roxy show will be followed by the documentary, "Slash - Raised On The Sunset Strip", on November 13 at 10pm

The project includes interviews with Dave Grohl, Joe Perry, Duff McKagan, Alice Cooper, Matt Sorum, Nikki Sixx and more as it follow Slash’s journey from his start on the Sunset Strip to his meteoric rise with Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver, to his current solo career.





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VIDEO: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry tells Slash story on Conan
VIDEO: Slash shares Velvet Revolver update
VIDEO: Slash performs at Australia’s National Rugby League Grand Final
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Led Zeppelin reissues enter UK charts



The latest album reissues from Led Zeppelin have entered the UK charts just three days following their release on Monday.

The Official Charts Company reports the expanded version of 1971’s “Led Zeppelin IV” landed at No. 4 in the midweek ranking, while 1973’s “Houses Of The Holy” enters at No. 7.

The full weekly chart will be published on Sunday.

Released in November 1971, the album — which is officially untitled but is generally referred to as “Led Zeppelin IV” — featured anthems such as "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks". The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999 and has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA.

Released in March of 1973, "Houses Of The Holy" features "The Song Remains The Same" and "No Quarter" while showcasing the continuing evolution of the band's signature sound with the reggae-tinged "D'yer Mak'er" and the funk jam "The Crunge". The album has been certified diamond by the RIAA for sales of over 11 million copies.

Led Zeppelin kicked off their reissue series in June with the release of expanded editions of the band’s first three albums – “Led Zeppelin I”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III” – each with a companion disc of bonus material.




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Metallica to play residency on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson



Metallica will play a week-long residency on CBS' Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson next month.

“We're excited to celebrate Craig Ferguson's final season on CBS as he has personally invited us to join him for an entire week of performances starting Monday, November 17th,” posted the band. “We'll be playing every night that week and on the first night (Monday) we'll sit down with Craig to chat about all things 'Tallica.”

“Met Club members should log in for information about how they can be a guest in the studio audience during the filming of the show in Los Angeles, CA.”

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson airs weeknights on CBS at 12:37 AM EST.

The Metallica news follows a similar move by the Foo Fighters, who launched their HBO series, "Sonic Highways", recently with a week of performances on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Both shows are produced by Letterman’s Worldwide Pants.



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Metallica to headline inaugural Rock In Rio USA festival
Metallica to release all 2014 concerts on CD
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rolling Stones to issue limited-edition signed photo books for $5000



The Rolling Stones will issue a signed, limited-edition coffee-table photo book chronicling their 50-year history this December for $5000 each.

Billed as “the definitive, authorized illustrated history of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band,” the project features a foreward by President Bill Clinton alongside more than 500 pages of images of the band.

Produced in close collaboration with the group, “The Rolling Stones” gives fans unprecedented access to the band’s own archives in New York and London as they compiled an official photographic record of their career.

The project is a limited collector's edition of 1,150 copies, all numbered and signed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.

More details are available via publishers Taschen.

The Stones are currently playing dates in Australia as part of their 14 On Fire tour - check out video from opening night here.





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VIDEO: Rolling Stones preview Australia and New Zealand tour
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VIDEO: Heart rock Foo Fighters track as thanks for Letterman performance



Heart are saying thanks to the Foo Fighters for their recent pairing on The Late Show with David Letterman by sharing a backstage performance of the band’s 2005 “In Your Honor” track, "No Way Back."

"We wanted to give something back to them," Ann Wilson tells Rolling Stone. "Just to say thank you. It's the perfect HOOT song and worked well with the esoteric instruments we had around. It's a classic ripper with good melodies, great lyrics and perfect for hair-flipping."

Heart recorded the song backstage in their dressing room on tour in Texas last weekend.

"I chose 'No Way Back' because it's one of the Foos' most kick-ass songs!", says guitarist Nancy Wilson.

The Wilson sisters recently joined the Foos during their week-long residency on Letterman to perform their 1977 classic, “Kick It Out” – watch it here.

"They were like, 'Hey, can you come over and do this thing'?" Ann recalls. "We said, 'Of course,' because they’re our buds. It was a really fun experience. The Foo Fighters are hilarious guys. The way 'Kick It Out' sounded that night was the difference between two guitars and four guitars on stage. It [had] a very kinetic, powerful kick to it and I liked it."

Heart will release “Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays” on CD/DVD, Blu Ray and digital download on November 10 (Nov. 11 in North America).

The package features a hometown performance by the Seattle band and guests singing holiday classics, personal favorites and some of their own hits.

Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, Shawn Colvin and Pat Monahan from Train joined Heart for the seasonal concert, which was taped on December 12, 2013 at the Benaroya Symphony Concert Hall in Seattle.




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Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour working on new solo album



Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour confirms he is working on new solo album.

“It's coming along very well," Gilmour tells Rolling Stone while promoting Floyd’s final album, “The Endless River.” "There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it yet. I'm hoping to get it out this following year. Then I'm hoping to do an old man's tour, not a 200-date sort of thing."

Gilmour says he plans to play smaller venues, as he did on his 2006 trek in support of “On An Island.”

"There haven't been many discussions about the tour," he says. "But places like Radio City Music Hall sound like the right sort of vibe for me."

On November 10, Pink Floyd will issue their final album, “The Endless River.”

The project features material recorded by Gilmour, keyboardist Rick Wright and drummer Nick Mason during sessions for 1994’s “The Division Bell.”

The project serves as the band’s tribute to Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.



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VIDEO: Pink Floyd reveal origins of final album The Endless River
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Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour pays tribute to Rick Wright
Pink Floyd confirm The Endless River is band’s final album
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Soundgarden to release 3-CD rarities collection Echo Of Miles



Soundgarden will release a 3-CD, 50-track rarities collection, "Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path", on November 24.

Among the set's seven unreleased tracks is a brand-new recording, "Storm", recorded in May this year with producer Jack Endino in Seattle.

Curated by guitarist Kim Thayil, “Echo Of Miles” features original B-sides, unreleased tracks, instrumentals, covers and demos.

"As album sets go, this one has been fun to collect and compile over the decades," says Thayil. “I personally may have referenced this project a number of times over the years, going back almost twenty of them to the mid-Nineties!"

Disc 1, dubbed "Originals", is filled with Soundgarden songs – mainly B-sides – in addition to two unreleased tunes, "Kristi" and "Storm."

Disc 2, "Covers", presents covers of tracks by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Ramones, Devo and others.

Disc 3, "Oddities", offers instrumentals, remixes and demos, including Steve Fisk's unreleased "The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)", "Twin Tower" written by Matt Cameron, which was originally recorded at Seattle's London Bridge studio in December 1988 during the sessions for "Louder Than Love", and "Night Surf", an instrumental performed by bassist Ben Shepherd.

The Seattle band’s last studio album, 20102’s “King Animal”, was the group’s first in 16 years following an extended hiatus.

Soundgarden performed a pair of sets over the weekend at the 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts in California – check out video here.

The event saw singer Chris Cornell team with Pearl Jam for a Temple Of The Dog reunion on Saturday – watch the performance of “Hunger Strike” here.

Also appearing at the Bridge School weekend shows were Neil Young, Florence + The Machine, Tom Jones, Norah Jones, Band Of Horses and others.

Soundgarden
"Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path"

Releasae date: November 24

CD 1 - Originals

01. Sub Pop Rock City
02. Toy Box
03. Heretic
04. Fresh Deadly Roses
05. HIV Baby
06. Cold Bitch
07. Show Me
08. She's A Politician
09. Birth Ritual
10. She Likes Surprises
11. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
12. Exit Stonehenge
13. Blind Dogs
14. Bleed Together
15. Black Rain
16. Live To Rise
17. Kristi*
18. Storm*

CD 2 - Covers

01. Swallow My Pride
02. Smokestack Lightnin'
03. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (John Peel BBC Sessions)*
04. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (John Peel BBC Sessions)*
05. Come Together
06. Stray Cat Blues
07. Into The Void (Sealth)
08. Girl U Want
09. Touch Me
10. Can You See Me? (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)
11. Homicidal Suicidal (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)
12. I Can't Give You Anything (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)
13. I Don't Care About You (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)
14. Waiting For The Sun (Live)
15. Search And Destroy (Live)
16. Big Bottom (Live)
17. Earache My Eye (Live)

CD 3 - Oddities

01. Twin Tower*
02. Jerry Garcia's Finger
03. Ghostmotorfinger
04. Night Surf*
05. A Splice Of Space Jam
06. The Telephantasm
07. Black Days III
08. Karaoke
09. Fopp (F**ked Up Heavy Dub Mix)
10. Big Dumb Sex (Dub Version)
11. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
12. Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino's Back Remix)
13. Dusty (Moby Remix)
14. The Telephantasm (Steve Fisk 2014 Remix)*
15. One Minute Of Silence




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VIDEO: Soundgarden unplug for Bridge School Benefit Concert
VIDEO: Temple Of The Dog reunite at Bridge School Benefit
Chris Cornell to host An Evening with Jimmy Page in Los Angeles
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Stevie Nicks to perform on The Tonight Show



Stevie Nicks will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, November 3.

The singer will play the single, “Lady”, from her latest solo album, “24 Karat Gold — Songs From the Vault.”

The project features a collection of lost and stray songs that Nicks has written and recorded through the years, but never made it onto an album.

The selections were all newly-recorded earlier this year in Nashville and co-produced by Nicks, Dave Stewart and Waddy Wachtel.

The singer is currently on a North American tour with Fleetwood Mac; the group recently announced a series of 2015 concert dates – check them out here.




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Jimmy Page says John Bonham’s death ended Led Zeppelin



Jimmy Page has revealed why Led Zeppelin didn’t continue after the 1980 death of drummer John Bonham.

“Led Zeppelin wasn't a corporate entity,” Page tells Rolling Stone. “Led Zeppelin was an affair of the heart. Each of the members was important to the sum total of what we were. I like to think that if it had been me that wasn't there, the others would have made the same decision. And what were we going to do? Create a role for somebody, say, ‘You have to do this, this way?’ That wouldn't be honest.”

The group reunited for 1985’s Live Aid charity concert, joined by drummers Phil Collins and Tony Thompson (Chic), and Atlantic Records' 40th Anniversary concert in 1988 with Bonham’s son, Jason, behind the kit.

Neither Page or Robert Plant were pleased with the results of either performance, so they made sure to get it right for the December 10, 2007 concert at London’s O2 Arena tribute concert for friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

“There were attempts [at reunion] that didn't work – trying to push it together in a hurry,” explains Page. “That's why the [2007] show had to be done with such intent – rehearsing as much as we could so Jason felt he was part of the band as opposed to a novelty. He was filling big shoes, and we needed all of that.”

At a London press conference and playback last month of the band’s latest reissues – "Led Zeppelin IV" and "Houses Of The Holy" – Page skillfully avoided answering questions about more reunion shows.

“Well, it's painful, isn't it?”, said Page, who clearly wanted the group to move forward with Jason after the 2007 event.

As an ongoing war or words in the press between the guitarist and Plant over the subject has played out in recent years, Page was asked if things had gotten out of hand.

“It's all right for soundbites. But I can't be bothered anymore,” he says. “I'm not interested in all that silliness. I don't think it's fun. So I'll say nothing.”

This past week, Led Zeppelin premiered an animated video for their unreleased version of “Rock And Roll” as a preview to the expanded reissue of 1971’s “Led Zeppelin IV.”




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Alice In Chains premiere Phantom Limb video



Alice In Chains are premiering their new video for “Phantom Limb” via a BitTorrent Bundle.

The clip is directed by Roboshobo, who worked on videos for three tunes from the band’s 2013 album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”, including "Hollow", "Stone" and "Voices."

Fans can download the video via BitTorrent Bundle for free and can unlock access to other Alice In Chains content by subscribing with an email address.

Check out the Alice In Chains BitTorrent Bundle here.

“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones).

Released in May 2013, the Seattle band’s fifth album sold 62,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The group wrapped up a world tour in support of the album in August.




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AC/DC singer supports UK dementia charity after Malcolm Young’s diagnosis



AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has initiated his support of UK dementia charity Sporting Memories Network following guitarist Malcolm Young’s diagnosis of the illness.

The Northern Echo reports Johnson called Sporting Memories ‘out of the blue’ after hearing about their projects with older people, especially men, who are suffering from depression and dementia by involving them in groups which improve their physical and mental well-being.

"It's an absolutely amazing boost for a charity run by two people to receive a phone call from the singer of a group that has sold more than 200 million records worldwide," said Tony Jameson-Allen, the organization's director.

To learn more and/or to donate, visit sportingmemoriesnetwork.com

Earlier this year, AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band.

The group then headed to Vancouver to record a new album, “Rock Or Bust”, which will be released December 2.

Angus and Malcolm’s nephew, Stevie, handled rhythm guitar on the project album after Malcolm stepped away from the group to deal with ongoing health issues related to dementia, according to his family; he is now officially retired from AC/DC.

Stevie will join the band for a world tour next year.




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VIDEO: Billy Idol performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live



Billy Idol performed on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday.

The rocker played "Can’t Break Me Down", the lead single from his new album, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground”, as well as delivering a web-exclusive version of his 1983 classic, “Rebel Yell.”

Idol recently published his self-written memoir, “Dancing With Myself.”

The autobiography delivers a brutally honest account of his journey to fame – from his early days as frontman of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to his international solo career.





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Wolfgang Van Halen records bass parts for new Tremonti album



Wolfgang Van Halen has finished recording his bass parts for the forthcoming sophomore album by Alter Bridge side project Tremonti.

“All 20 songs of Bass Are done on the tremonti 2 album with the gifted @wolfvanhalen !,” writes producer Michael Baskette. “Such a pleasure to record when you are working with so much talent:) Looking forward to guitars with @markttremonti starting this weekend and with @ericcfriedman !”

“20 songs in 5 days,” tweeted Van Halen. “That's a lot of notes... Bass tracking is officially complete.”

The band, led by guitarist Mark Tremonti, have scheduled a "Tremonti II" album listening party and live performance for January 31, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

Wolfgang joined the group at the start of their fall 2012 tour – on 24 hours notice – to fill in on bass for the absent Brian Marshall, who had to pull out for undisclosed personal reasons.

The opportunity arose when Van Halen’s “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour went on hiatus following Eddie’s surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis.

Tremonti issued their debut album, “All I Was”, in 2012.



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Monday, October 27, 2014

VIDEO: KISS preview expanded Love Gun reissue



KISS have issued a video preview of the expanded, deluxe edition of their 1977 album, “Love Gun”, due October 28.

The 2CD / digital edition includes the complete original album re-mastered on the first disc, while the second features rare, previously unreleased demos of “Plaster Caster”, “Then She Kissed Me”, “Tomorrow And Tonight” and “Much Too Soon.”

Also featured is a glimpse into Paul Stanley's creative process with the inclusion of “Love Gun (Teaching Demo)”, with Stanley talking through the various chords of the song after writing the song with the next version “Love Gun (Demo)” delivering the complete demo performance.

“Reputation”, the only previously released demo, was originally included on this year's “KISS 40” compilation.

Also featured is a 1977 interview with Gene Simmons, as well as three never-before-available live tracks from the KISS show at the Capitol Centre, Landover in Maryland U.S.A. from December 20, 1977 – “Love Gun”, “Christine Sixteen” and “Shock Me.”

The package also includes liner notes written by Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, who spent the summer on tour with KISS across North America.

“Love Gun” marked the first KISS album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members; it also has the distinction of being the last studio album to feature the entire original band lineup on every track.

KISS
“Love Gun” Deluxe Edition
Release date: October 28


CD ONE - Original Album

01. I Stole Your Love
02. Christine Sixteen
03. Got Love For Sale
04. Shock Me
05. Tomorrow And Tonight
06. Love Gun
07. Hooligan
08. Almost Human
09. Plaster Caster
10. Then She Kissed Me

CD TWO - Demos, Interview & Live

01. Much Too Soon (Demo)
02. Plaster Caster (Demo)
03. Reputation (Demo)
04. Love Gun (Teaching Demo)
05. Love Gun (Demo)
06. Gene Simmons Interview (1977)
07. Tomorrow And Tonight (Demo)
08. I Know Who You Are (Demo)
09. Love Gun (Live in Largo, MD 1977)
10. Christine Sixteen (Live in Largo, MD 1977)
11. Shock Me (Live in Largo, MD 1977)




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AUDIO: Soundgarden release new single Storm



Soundgarden have issued “Storm”, their first new song in two years.

Rrecorded in May with producer Jack Endino in Seattle, the band has not provided additional details about the track, including confirmation of its status as a single-only release or as part of an album project.

Soundgarden’s last studio album, 2012’s “King Animal”, was the group’s first in 16 years following an extended hiatus.

The group performed a pair of sets over the weekend at the 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit concerts in California – check out video here.

The event also saw singer Chris Cornell team with Pearl Jam for a Temple Of The Dog reunion on Saturday – watch the performance of “Hunger Strike” here.

Also appearing at the Bridge School weekend shows are Neil Young, Florence + The Machine, Tom Jones, Norah Jones, Band Of Horses and additional guests.




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VIDEO: Foo Fighters featured on 60 Minutes



The Foo Fighters were featured on CBS' long-running news series 60 Minutes over the weekend.

Reporter Anderson Cooper caught up with the band at New Orleans’ iconic jazz venue Preservation Hall this past spring while they were on site to write and record a song (“In The Clear”) for their forthomcing album, “Sonic Highways.”

Dave Grohl speaks at length with Cooper about the project and the passion he still carries for music 20 years into the band’s career and more than 30 years after attending his first live show.

Due November 10, “Sonic Highways” was recorded in eight American cities – Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

The Foos are unveiling new tunes eack week in sync with their 8-part HBO series of the same name, which premiered October 17.




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Sunday, October 26, 2014

VIDEO: Rolling Stones open Australian tour in Adelaide



The Rolling Stones opened their delayed Australian tour Saturday at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

The fall shows were rescheduled from this past spring following the sudden passing of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott.

"I'm sorry we kept you waiting for so long," the Sydney Morning Herald reports Jagger told the estimated record crowd of 53,000.

The 19-song set opened with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and ran through the Stones’ extensive catalogue.

The band continues the 14 On Fire tour tradition of teaming up with local artists: they were joined by the Adelaide Chamber Choir for “You Can't Always Get What You Want.”

The Stones will play 7 more dates in Asutralia before wrapping up at Mt. Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on November 22.












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VIDEO: Lenny Kravitz launches Strut tour in Moscow


photo: Matthieu Bitton

Lenny Kravitz launched his “Strut” world tour in Moscow, Russia on October 22 and fan-filmed video from opening night has surfaced.

The 17–song set at Crocus City Hall featured a mix of songs from the new album alongside classic from Kravitz’s career.

“Strut” is the rocker’s tenth studio album and first since 2011’s “Black And White America.”

As always, Kravitz plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums and percussion on the project, and produced and arranged it as well.

“This record brought me back to a place of what I love so much about music, back to the feelings I had when I was in high school,” he explains. “It’s a real rock & roll record – it’s raw, it’s got soul and it came together really quickly.”









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