When I think of great beards in music, ZZ Top is pretty much always going to come to the top of the list. If you disagree with me on that point then your taste in beards is sorely lacking. Yes, people can have a taste in beards, look it up. Well, some bands apparently had the same thought process as I did because they got together to record A Tribute From Friends, an album comprised of covers of some of ZZ Top’s most famous songs. Some of the artists included on this tribute are Nickelback, Mastodon, Wyclef Jean, Wolfmother, Coheed & Cambria, and more.
Shelton Hank Williams III, or Hank3 as he goes by these days, is gunning to release FOUR albums on September 6th. Just wait until you hear what they are supposed to sound like. The first two, Ghost to a Ghost and Guttertown, are country albums that are infused with Hank’s hellbilly sound, some ambient tones and some special guests. The third album, Attention Deficient Domination, is a balls out doom rock record. The fourth and final album, 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin, is, no joke here, a speed metal album that is wrapped around actual cattle auctioneering. HOW BADASS IS THAT???? That has to be one of the most ridiculous yet insanely awesome ideas I’ve ever heard!
It’s a bit strange to believe, but Century Media Records, the label that has some of the best metal bands under them, will be releasing a country album from artist Bob Wayne. It makes a bit more sense when you realize that Bob Wayne has a total metal attitude about him and has worked with Hank III, Pentagram, and Lamb of God. ‘Outlaw Carnies’ is coming out this Tuesday, but you can stream the full album here. Also, after the jump, you can check a video where Bob goes through track-by-track explaining the songs and their meanings.
Keith Urban and Target have teamed up to allow fans an opportunity to hear a new track off the upcoming ‘Get Closer’ each day on Facebook. To check out the songs, you have to add a new app onto your Facebook account at either Keith Urban’s Facebook or Target’s Facebook. The album drops Nov. 16th and Target and Target.com has the exclusive on a deluxe edition that includes three exclusive songs and four live tracks.