If there’s one thing that hard rock outfit Alter Bridge is internationally known for, it’s their penchant for yearly music festivals. In the 9 years that they’ve been on the scene, they’ve practically become veterans of the summer festival circuit, both nationally and abroad. One may even be able to go as far as to say they’re on their way to becoming the kings.
This year looks to be no exception as the season of the festival lineup releases has begun. Hot on the heels of their announcement of playing this year’s Rock on the Range (an excellent lineup, to be sure), as well as some long-awaited U.S. tour dates in support of their latest album, Fortress, we bring to you today a short-but-sweet exclusive interview with lead singer Myles Kennedy, expressing his thoughts on just what it took to bring forth their latest creation.
The full line-up for the 2014 Rock On The Range music festival has been announced and it’s being headlined by Guns N Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, and Kid Rock. The festival, which runs May 16th-18th in Columbus, OH will also see performances from bands such as Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Slayer, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, and many more. The full line-up can be seen below. READ MORE
Alter Bridge is one of those bands that, for the most part, still seems to be somewhat of an undiscovered gem. Their fan base has grown exponentially over the years, and they do receive significant airplay. But there are still a lot of people who have not heard of them. And for those who have, well, like with Creed, you either love them or hate them. Funny how three of the four core members of that band seem to keep winding up in bands drawing those sorts of sentiments.
I happen to fall in the ‘love them’ category. I’ll openly admit I’m a huge Mark Tremonti fangirl and used to be a huge Creed fan, which (like with many of their admirers) is how I was introduced to them in 2005. One big factor with Alter Bridge is constant growth. Each album seems to be bigger than the last. And Fortress is no exception. In fact, it may set the precedent for future AB releases; it’s just that huge. READ MORE
Hard rockers Alter Bridge have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album Fortress on October 8th via EMI. The album is the follow up to 2010′s ABIII and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Falling In Reverse, Story Of The Year). There are going to be 13 tracks on the album with confirmed titles being “Cry Of Achilles”, “Bleed It Dry”, “Farther Than The Sun”, “All Ends Well”, and the titled track “Fortress”.
Guitarist Mark Tremonti (ex-Creed) states, “When we started pre-production on this album, we pushed ourselves harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the most out of every individual arrangement. We wanted this album to be our most unpredictable and exciting one yet. From the early feedback we have received, it looks like we have achieved what we set out to do.”
Below are several European tour dates and the only US show for 2013. READ MORE
Hard rock band Tremonti (led by Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti) has released an official video for “Wish You Well”, which comes from their album All I Was (review). If you just want the music video portion of the video, you can exploit the Wadsworth Constant. However, if you want some creepy imagery then I’d recommend watching the whole thing.
Tremonti will also be embarking on a European and US tour starting in February. Check out the dates below. READ MORE
Sevendust guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby have teamed up with Alter Bridge/Creed drummer Scott Philips and Tremonti/Creed guitarist Eric Friedman to form Projected. The band will be releasing their debut album Human on Sept. 18th. In anticipation of this release, the band has released a lyric video for their first single “Watch It Burn”, which you can watch below.
“John, Vinny, Eric, and I have shared many miles and many stages together over previous years,” explains Scott Phillips. “We’ve always talked about collaborating and now it’s finally come to fruition. I might possibly be one of the biggest Sevendust fans ever, and to get the opportunity to work with a few of my favorite musicians on the planet, and some of my best friends, means the world to me. We wholeheartedly believe in these songs…believe in John’s vision…and couldn’t be happier about the future of Projected!”
As Vince Hornsby continues, “I’m grateful for the opportunity that I was given to work on this project with John, Scott and Eric. They are great friends and talented musicians. I look forward to getting all the songs out there for everyone to hear and excited about what the future holds.”
And Eric Friedman concludes, “Just a buncha bros doin’ what we love!” READ MORE
Mark Tremonti is perhaps one of the most talented guitarists in mainstream popular rock today. His work with Creed sold millions upon millions of albums and Alter Bridge has received critical acclaim with each album. So it was only a matter of time before the guitarist would strike out and release his own solo effort. Enter All I Was, his first solo album released under the moniker Tremonti, an album that Tremonti wanted to use to show his love and appreciate for metal. Does this album bring the goods or has the mainstream watered Tremonti down? Read on for the answer. READ MORE
Mark Tremonti’s (Creed, Alter Bridge) solo project Tremonti released its first single, “You Waste Your Time”, last week to smashing success on the iTunes Rock Singles Chart. Landing at #10 just one day after being released on iTunes, the song comes from the upcoming release All I Was, which will be released this July.
“I am overwhelmed by the positive response the song has received already. I never imagined it would hit
the Top 10 so quickly and that is a testament to the amazing fans I have. I couldn’t have gotten anywhere
in my career without them and want to thank each and every one of them for their support. I can’t wait until
they hear the rest of it,” states Tremonti. READ MORE
Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti has let loose some details regarding his upcoming solo album All I Was. Under the moniker Tremonti, Mark will handle guitar, songwriting, and lead vocals. The album is set to come out July 10th (preorder here) via Fret 12 Records, a company which Mark started with Daniel Tremonti and Tom Stanley. The first single, You Waste Your Time, will be on radios in the upcoming weeks. Check below for the album cover, track list, and three song samples.
Tremonti will be joined by Eric Friedman on rhythm guitar, Garrett Whitlock on drums, and fellow Creed/Alter Bridge bassist Brian Marshall. READ MORE
Words cannot describe how generic, boring, and, in general, awful I think Creed is. Sure, they had a good song here and there (remember What If from the Scream 3 soundtrack?), but the vast majority of their music had me wanting to drive an icepick through my eyes Session 9 style.
Well, it looks like I’m going to have to find some girl to go Basic Instinct on me soon as drummer Scott Phillips has announced that Alter Bridge will take a break while singer Myles Kennedy will work on a new album with Slash. The rest of the band will be teaming back up with Scott Stapp to work on a new Creed album plus a 2012 tour.
Below is a perfect representation of what I hear when a Creed song comes on.
Mark Tremonti, guitarist of Creed and Alter Bridge, has announced that he wants to record and release a thrash metal album. Speaking to ‘Robb’s MetalWorks’ in San Antonio, Tremonti has said: “I just had three months off while Myles was touring with Slash, so I figured it was a good time to get some music put together. I collaborated with Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock. All this stuff that I wanted to see the light of day that never really got used for Alter Bridge and Creed is what I’m putting on the record. There’s a lot of speed metal and thrash stuff in there — riffs that I had sitting around — that I’m putting on this record. So it’s definitely a heavier-sounding album.”
Knowing Tremonti’s style and his influences, I’m thinking that this could work and actually end up sounding pretty badass. What do you all think?
Brian Marshall, bassist of heavy rock band Alter Bridge, has sent Bloody-Disgusting a hodgepodge Top 10 where he mentions some of his favorite movies, characters and scenes from horror. You can check out the awesome list after the jump.
Alter Bridge will be hitting the road in support of their latest album, ‘AB III‘. Check out the tour dates after the jump.
We just reported about the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which looks to have an awesome line-up no matter which date you attend. Well, for those of you lucky enough to be close to Columbus, Ohio, you’ve got one hell of a two-day festival in store. This year’s Rock on the Range will have some of the biggest names in today’s rock scene headlining including A Perfect Circle (easily my most anticipated show), Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Korn, Disturbed, Staind, and so many more.
Heavy rock band Alter Bridge will be conducting a live stream chat with fans this Monday at 1pm EST. So, if you’ve got any burning questions that you need answered, this would be your time to do so. Keep your eyes peeled HERE for all the details. The band is also currently on tour supporting their latest release, ‘AB III’.
Slash has committed to opening for Ozzy Osbourne on an upcoming tour which starts Jan. 16, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. Joining Slash will be Myles Kennedy, formerly of Alter Bridge. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Oct. 15th on www.LiveNation.com. Check after the jump for the official tour dates.