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.
Picturehouse, the full-service independent film marketing and distribution company started in 2005, is reopening its doors with founder Bob Berney at the helm.
Picturehouse’s first new release will be Metallica Through The Never a feature film starring members of the iconic rock band and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2). DeHaan plays a young band crew member who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down.
The film, written and directed by Nimród Antal (Kontroll, Predators), is due in theaters August 9th. One of the bestselling rock acts of all time, Metallica has sold over 105 million albums worldwide.
“Nim and the band have made a film that really captures the spirit of Metallica and their millions of loyal fans,” said Mr. Berney. “It’s an entertaining genre film with a concert inside it, a fun ride featuring an exciting young actor, Dane DeHaan. It’s a very cool project to reboot Picturehouse with.”
Added Metallica drummer and founding member Lars Ulrich, “Metallica’s way of doing things is to jump into unexplored creative endeavors with no safety net whatsoever. Putting this movie together for the last couple of years has been a pretty wild ride, and we’ve definitely done our share of flying without a net! Bringing Bob and Jeanne and the new Picturehouse team in at this point provides us with a much needed level of security for the distribution of the film. Their spirit of independence and desire to work outside the box is something we can relate to in every way, and this makes them both a welcome addition and a natural fit in the Metallica family.”
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
Sully Erna, best known as vocalist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band, Godsmack, has announced six solo shows in the Northeast, kicking off at House of Blues in Atlantic City on March 22nd.
The live shows will feature songs over the span of Erna’s career, including those with Godsmack and his solo debut, Avalon. The seeds for Avalon were planted back when Erna was pre-Godsmack, discovering Australian world fusion band Dead Can Dance’s 1993 album Into the Labyrinth. Their “eclectic, mystical, hand drumming” approach filtered into Godsmack hits like Voodoo and Serenity. From there, an organic process of assembling the right musicians began. Erna recruited Dead Can Dance percussionist Niall Gregory and long time friend and blues vocalist Lisa Guyer, who introduced the guitarists, that lead to a keyboardist and cellists that would fill out Avalon’s diverse sound.
Sully recently released a limited edition Avalon box set that contains 5 DVDs, including Avalon Live, shot in his hometown of Boston at The Wilbur Theater. The box also contains 2 CDs – Avalon, the studio album, and Avalon Live, the live show from Boston. Other items include a limited edition coffee table book, an updated version of Sully’s personal memoir, The Paths We Choose, a limited edition autographed poster from the Wilbur show and a limited edition t-shirt, a Sully Erna hat and necklace, commemorative backstage pass from the 2010 tour, a guitar pick, and custom hand-made incense chosen by Sully. Five “golden tickets” will be hidden in the boxes that offer grand prize luxury trips with Erna himself to Napa, Boston, New York, Las Vegas, and Avalon/Catalina Island. Many more amazing prizes such as guitars and handwritten lyrics can also be won with no purchase required. Register now at www.sullyernaavalon.com.
Avalon Live, the concert from The Wilbur Theatre in Boston will air on Palladia Wednesday January 30th (check local listings). A single disc version in Standard and Blu-Ray of the concert is also available at www.sullyernaavalon.com.
Sully Erna Live:
March 22 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues March 23 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount March 24 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun April 5 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom April 6 Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino April 13 Niagara Falls, NY @ Niagara Casino and Hotel
AOL’s Noisecreep is premiering the video for Jason Newsted’s song, Soldierhead, the lead off track off his brand new Metal EP. View it below.
“The lyrics for Soldierhead deal with what I would imagine would go through the head of a soldier in the middle of the desert in the Middle East, with bombs going off everywhere around them. It’s horror,” Jason Newsted tells Noisecreep.
Soldierhead is a tribute to the many men and women of the military that the former Metallica bassist has had the pleasure of meeting throughout his career. “We played 40 to 50 countries when I was in Metallica, and I learned a lot about how the world really is. We live like kings and queens in America, getting whatever we want 24 hours a day. It’s just not like that in other countries. These soldiers are out there risking their lives so that we can have the freedoms we do in America. I just want all of them to know how appreciative we are of them and for what they do for us.”
L.A. Guns have released a music video for the song Requiem (Hollywood Forever), from their upcoming DVD/CD release Live In Concert and 2012 studio album Hollywood Forever. View it below.
Live In Concert is a magnificent DVD capturing the recently resurgent golden boys of Hollywood glam metal, and includes a bonus audio CD. The package, scheduled for release on February 12th through Deadline/Cleopatra, features an epic full length concert performance professionally filmed in digital video with multiple cameras at last year’s M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland. Also included is a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the band’s most recent studio album, the massively popular Hollywood Forever.
The Requiem (Hollywood Forever) video features guitarist Stacey Blades, who recently left the band due to “extenuating circumstances and musical differences.” Stepping into Blades’shoes will be Frankie Wilsey, best known for his work with the Sea Hags and Stephen Pearcy/Arcade.
“L.A. Guns are delighted to announce the new guitarist is our old friend Frankie Wilsey, who we first met back in 2007 when he was playing in Stephen Pearcy’s band, Arcade, on the Rock Never Stops tour,” said the band in a statement. “Frankie spent more time on our bus than his own, impressing us with hours of classic bootleg videos from the ’70s and ’80s. He was clearly a rock aficionado, truly a scholar and a gentleman. Frankie’s been playing guitar since 1977. He formed his first band, Head On, in San Francisco in ’81 and then went on to form the hometown Bay area champions Sea Hags in ’88. He moved to Los Angeles in the early ’90s, where he teamed up with Stephen Pearcy of Ratt and Fred Coury of Cinderella to form Arcade. In addition to lots of sessions in Los Angeles, Frankie recently toured with legendary singer John Waite and also had a residency in Las Vegas as Joe Perry in the definitive Aerosmith tribute band, Aeromsmith. Frankie joins the band with Guns blazing, ready to tour the world and get involved in writing and recording new original material.”
Frankie says, “I met Phil (Lewis) and Steve (Riley) years ago, traveling down this road. Found out they’re blessed with classic rock style and a road warrior ethic that is rare in this weakling world of music. I have to say, I think this is a very good match up. Let’s hope the fans feel the same.”
L.A. Guns began searching for a new guitarist when Stacey Blades announced he was leaving the band in early December. “This isn’t an easy announcement but as of this month I will no longer be playing guitar for L.A. Guns,” said Blades at the time. “I dearly wish Phil, Scotty and Steve much continued success. It’s been a crazy ten year ride filled with some amazing tours, albums and memories to last a lifetime! Due to extenuating circumstances and musical differences I have decided not to continue with the band. L.A. Guns was a dream come true but life is full of new beginnings and journeys. I will be taking some time off and have some different things lined up that I will share with you in the near future. I would like to first and foremost thank the fans for allowing me into your hearts! You guys Rule!! Hope to see you all soon!”