Dave Grohl has released a new song, “From Can To Can’t,” featuring Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Scott Reeder (Kyuss). You can listen to the song below.
The song comes from the upcoming soundtrack to the film Sound City, a documentary Dave has produced and directed about the infamous recording studio in Van Nuys, CA. Told through interviews with many of the artist’s who have recorded there, the film will tell the story of the incredible history of the studio, focusing on the legendary albums created there – including albums by Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Santana, Cheap Trick, Dio, Tool, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Metallica. Grohl, Taylor, Nielsen and Reeder have all recorded at Sound City and also appear in the film.
Dave has a long history with Sound City, having first recorded there in 1991 while making Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” an album that arguably changed the musical landscape forever. He had the idea to make the film after he purchased the studio’s Neve 8028 console last year. Built in 1972, the console is widely considered to be the crown jewel of recording equipment, and is the very console used to record many of these legendary albums.
The film comes out on February 1, 2013 and the soundtrack will follow on March 12. For the soundtrack album, Dave wanted to capture the human element of creating music, so he enlisted many of the diverse musicians who have recorded at Sound City and convinced them to team up and write/record brand new original songs on the spot. Included on the soundtrack is “Cut Me Some Slack,” the collaboration between the surviving members of Nirvana and Paul McCartney – first heard when they performed it together live at the 12.12.12. Concert for Sandy Relief. The album is available for pre-order now on iTunes.
Hot on the heels of last week’s Billboard.com premiere of the first single, “Decay,” from their forthcoming album, BLACK OUT THE SUN, SEVENDUST has added a slew of new tour dates to their previously-announced headlining trek with Lacuna Coil that starts February 2 in Winston-Salem, NC at Ziggy’s.
SEVENDUST–Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals) and John Connolly (guitar/vocals)—will team up with Coal Chamber for a co-headlining tour starting March 28 in Tempe, AZ at The Marquee and concluding April 28 in Dallas, TX at The Palladium Ballroom. In addition, a handful of shows with Candlelight Red (whose latest DEMONS EP was produced by SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose) will start March 15 in New Orleans, LA at the House of Blues. The SEVENDUST/Coal Chamber run will include stops at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on March 29 and at the Best Buy Theater in New York, NY on April 17.
The Atlanta band has created the SEVENDUST “Black Out The Sun” Pre-Sale Package, which will be available beginning THIS Wednesday, January 16 at http://tixx1.artistarena.com/sevendust/. It will offer opportunities for fans to pre-purchase their new album and ticket to the show.
All this touring comes in support of SEVENDUST’s highly anticipated release of their ninth studio album, BLACK OUT THE SUN, March 26 on their 7Bros. Records label (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). Now that it officially had its online premiere, “Decay” will soon be heard on terrestrial radio stations nationwide and available for download at online retail outlets January 22.
As drummer Morgan Rose recently explained to Billboard.com, “Decay” was actually one of the final songs tracked for BLACK OUT THE SUN, which started as a riff left over from the COLD RAY MEMORY recording sessions. “We were starting to get burnt and we didn’t want to push it,” he says. “So we had this riff, and we said, ‘Let’s jam it and see if anything comes of it.’ And before you know it, it became a song that ends up on the record, and everybody listens to it and they end up picking that as the single, which was pretty cool.”
In a review of “Decay,” ArtistDIRECT.com raved: “The first single from their forthcoming ninth studio album, BLACK OUT THE SUN, seesaws between tight and tough pummeling from guitar-slingers Clint Lowery and John Connolly, pounding rhythms from Morgan Rose and bassist Vinnie Hornsby, and Lajon Witherspoon’s unmistakable scream from the soul. After a groan of feedback, eerie clean guitar builds with a hum before steamrolling into a chugging verse. It’s as potent as the band’s early fare, but simultaneously the melodies rise elegantly with seasoned songwriting chops….This band remains one of the most crushingly consistent of the past 20 years. They’ve never wavered in their infectiousness or intensity, and that’s why they’re nine albums deep. For fans, rest assured. SEVENDUST hit harder and heavier than ever with their best offering since SEASONS and one of the best hard rock records of 2013.”
Check out SEVENDUST at any of the following stops. Fans should check their local ticket outlets for purchase info.
DATE CITY VENUE
Co-Headlining shows with Lacuna Coil:
Sat 2/2 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy’s
Sat 2/3 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans
Tue 2/5 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Wed 2/6 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
Thu 2/7 Portland, ME The Asylum
Fri 2/8 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
Sat 2/9 Lynchburg, VA Phase 2
Sun 2/10 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
Tue 2/12 Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge
Thu 2/14 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Fri 2/15 Broussard, LA The Station
Sat 2/16 Beaumont, TX Dixie Dance Hall
Sun 2/17 Little Rock, AR Revolution! Music Room
Tue 2/19 Springfield, IL Boondocks
Thu 2/21 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
Fri 2/22 South Bend, IN Club Fever
Sat 2/23 Cedar Rapids, IA Pepsi Pavilion
With Candlelight Red:
Fri 3/15 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Sat 3/16 Broussard, LA The Station
With Lacuna Coil and Candlelight Red:
Sun 3/17 Abilene, TX The Lucky Mule
Tue 3/19 Farmington, NM Top Deck
Thu 3/21 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
Fri 3/22 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Sat 3/23 Las Vegas, NV The Railhead @ Boulder Station Hotel & Casino
Wed 3/27 El Cajon, CA Sycuan Casino
With Lacuna Coil, Coal Chamber and Candlelight Red:
Thu 3/28 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Fri 3/29 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Sat 3/30 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Sun 3/31 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
Tue 4/2 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Wed 4/3 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
Thu 4/4 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Fri 4/5 Sauget, IL Pop’s
Sat 4/6 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
Mon 4/8 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Tue 4/9 Joliet, IL Mojoes
Thu 4/11 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
Fri 4/12 Detroit, MI Harpo’s
Sat 4/13 Toronto, ONT Sound Academy
Sun 4/14 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
Tue 4/16 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Wed 4/17 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
Thu 4/18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Fri 4/19 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
Sat 4/20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Mon 4/22 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
Tue 4/23 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Wed 4/24 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
Fri 4/26 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Sat 4/27 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Revolver and Guitar World magazines have announced the 2nd annual Rock & Roll Roast.
This year’s honoree is none other than Dee Snider, who was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver magazine.
The event, which is sponsored by Epiphone and Monster Energy Drink, will take place at The Grove in Anaheim, California, January 24 during 2013 Winter NAMM weekend. However, unlike the rest of NAMM, the Roast is open to the public, and it also will air live on AXS TV at midnight ET (9 p.m. PT).
A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need.
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Roastmaster Penn Jillette and other metal-loving luminaries such as last year’s honoree Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Lita Ford, WWE legend Mick Foley and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk, plus comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Craig Gass, Jim Florentine and others will take aim at the Twisted Sister frontman and reality TV icon, best known for his outspoken personality, golden locks and appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice. Jose Mangin (of Sirius/XM and Headbanger’s Ball fame) will be on hand to serve as the evening’s DJ.
Says Snider: “Roasters, remember: P.A.M.F. Payback’s A Mutha F**ker!”
Says Rock & Roll Roast Executive Producer Josh Bernstein: “They say you only roast the ones you love, but with Dee Snider, we’ll be making an exception.”
Never setting his limits, Snider has taken on the role of film producer, actor, voiceover artist, political advocate and, most recently, Broadway star with his run in the hit musical Rock of Ages. His autobiography, Shut Up and Give Me the Mic, was released in the summer of 2012, and Dee returns to the small screen in March 2013 as part of the cast of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
AXS TV Concerts can be found online at www.axs.tv, on Facebook at facebook.com/axstvconcerts and on Twitter at twitter.com/axstv.
Check out the commercial for the roast below.
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As they gear up for the spring release of their much-anticipated new album, multi-platinum rock band ALICE IN CHAINS have announced a North American tour set to kick off April 25th at the Fillmore in Miami Beach (see itinerary below).
This past Thursday, the band teamed with VEVO to premiere the official companion clip for new track “Hollow.” Shot by award-winning director Roboshobo (Metallica, Mastodon, GreenDay), the hypnotically mind-trippy “Hollow” captures a man closed off and losing himself in an empty repetition of daily tasks until his last thread with reality is completely severed. The video can be seen at http://vevo.ly/U7WPDg and the song, which hit the top 10 on the iTunes Rock Chart, is available at http://t.co/HE12JnVT.
The video follows the recent release of a “Hollow” lyric clip that was created by fans and comprised of images submitted through Instagram.
Set for a spring 2013 release, Alice In Chains’ upcoming album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Nick Raskulinecz (FooFighters, Deftones), who also produced the band’s hugely successful 2009 release BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE. That album entered Billboard’s Top 200 at No. 5, sold over one million copies, spawned two No. 1 hit singles (“Check My Brain” and “Your Decision”) and a third (“Lesson Learned”) that went top 10, earned two Grammy nominations and saw the band (vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez) headlining a sold-out international tour that wrapped at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In a recent interview with Guitar World, Cantrell said, “In my opinion, that record stood up to anything else we’ve put out in our career. Hopefully, the new album will connect with people in the same way.”
Thu-Apr-25 Miami Beach Fillmore
Fri-Apr-26 Tampa WXTB Rockfest – Tampa Bay Times Forum
Sat-Apr-27 Jacksonville Rockville Festival – Metropolitan Park
Tue-Apr-30 Birmingham BJCC Concert Hall
Wed-May-01 Augusta, GA William B. Bell Auditorium
Fri-May-03 Memphis Beale Street Festival
Sat-May-04 Charlotte, NC Carolina Rebellion Festival
Sun-May-05 Norfolk, VA Norva
Tue-May-07 Bethlehem, PA Sands Events Center
Wed-May-08 Pittsburgh Benedum Center
Fri-May-10 Des Moines KAZR Lazerfest – Iowa Expo
Sat-May-11 Kansas City, MO Rockfest – Liberty Park
Sun-May-12 St. Louis KPNT – Verizon Amph.
Tue-May-14 Sioux Falls, SD KRROfest – Lyons Fairgrounds
Wed-May-15 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom
Sat-May-18 Philadelphia WMMR – Susquehanna Bank Ctr
Sun-May-19 Columbus Rock On The Range
Tue-May-21 Ft. Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
Wed-May-22 Evansville, IN Aiken Theatre
Fri-May-24 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
Sat-May-25 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma Festival
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Brian Tichy says he left Whitesnake because life’s too short to remain in someone else’s band, according to ClassicRockMagazine.com.
He announced his departure last week, explaining he wanted to concentrate on new outfit S.U.N. with Sass Jordan. Now he’s gone into more detail.
Tichy says: “The change of musicians in bands is nothing new. My idols left this band too. But I do think my reason is a little different than the others.
“Life is short. Each year is a solid chunk of time to hopefully get closer to all the things you have thought of attempting to achieve throughout your whole life.
“I’ve always played guitar. I’ve always written music. I’ve always wanted to be in my band! I have a new band, S.U.N., that I am beyond proud of. Sass is also as passionate about music and our band as I am.
“I’d like to think we made a record that will hold its own next to anything. How will I know if I am right or wrong if I just talk-talk-talk about it? I’ve got to live it – or else I might as well just call it ‘a cute little project I do if I have free time.
“I can’t give it its fair shot if I am giving Whitesnake 100%.”
Tichy records his gratitude to David Coverdale, saying: “I owe David a bit fat ‘thank you’ for allowing me to be myself in his band. The man simply told me to play how I play and make his band and its music sound like a kick-a-s rock’n’roll freight train.
“He trusted me. He trusted that after having Paice, Powell, Dunbar, Aldridge and Frazier – some of the world’s best drummers – I could be the guy to get the job done.
“I also thank him for treating his band with complete respect and always being open to tell stories and answer questions. You learn a lot from a guy like that when you shut up and listen.”
Tichy broke his collarbone in a mountain bike accident at the end of December, leading to surgery on January 1, from which he’s still recovering. He says that didn’t influence his decision to leave Whitesnake, although it did help him focus on whether his reasoning was right.
He adds that lessons learned from Coverdale was one of the key factors in his decision: “I owe David thanks for clearly letting me see that if you want something, you better at least try to get it. I am going to try.
“It would be pretty bada-s – as I told David – if down the road, he can see me and say, ‘Damn, Tichy went for it and did it.’ I intend on making David proud, proving lots to myself and getting S.U.N. out there and making a dent.”
Whitesnake bassist Michael Devin is also a member of S.U.N. but will remain with Coverdale’s outfit.
Legendary heavy metal band BLACK SABBATH has set “13” as the title of its new album. The group’s first LP with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978 will be released in June via Vertigo/Universal Republic in the U.S. and Vertigo in all other territories. The drum tracks on the CD were laid down by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE sticksman Brad Wilk following original drummer Bill Ward’s decision to bow out of the reunion.
Osbourne, Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin.
In advance of the CD’s release, BLACK SABBATH will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances. Additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months.
Ward in May 2012 announced again that he was declining to join his former bandmates for its scheduled 2012 dates, as well as the recording of a new album, due to a contractual dispute.
He also allegedly had his lawyers direct SABBATH to remove him from photos of the band posted at the official BLACK SABBATH web site “so as to not give the public the wrong impression about his involvement in the current BLACK SABBATH lineup,” according to a statement issued by the band’s publicist.
Butler issued a lengthy retort at his own web site, writing that Ward “hadn’t told any one of us he was having contractual problems, and frankly those things are worked out between our representatives, and never between the four of us, let alone in public.”
Until now, Iommi told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the members of SABBATH stayed friendly even when there were legal or other issues going on. “We’ve always been talking. We’ve always been in touch with each other,” he said. “There might be a lawsuit in the thing between us, but we still talk to each other like nothing’s happened, you know.”
Asked if there is any chance of Ward rejoining the band, Iommi said last October, “We’ll always have a heart for Bill, but I think it’s gone past that now, because it’s gone on so long that I don’t see that happening at the moment. Maybe at some point we might [play together again].”
BLACK SABBATH took part in a photo shoot on November 30, 2012 with famed British photographer/artist Sam Taylor-Wood.