Rock band Queens Of The Stone Age have released “My God Is The Sun”, their first new track from their upcoming album …Like Clockwork, which comes out June 4th (pre-order here). The album is the followup to 2007′s Era Vulgaris and is described by mainman Josh Homme as, “…an audio documentary of a manic year.“. The album was produced by Homme and QOTSA while being recorded by Mark Rankin.
Below is the song as well as the full track list. READ MORE
A performance video of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels) playing “Mantra” from the Sound City soundtrack has been uploaded and can be viewed below.
Sound City chronicles the history of Los Angeles recording studio Sound City Studios, where band such as Nirvana, Kyuss, Tom Petty, and more recorded their albums. READ MORE
Hard rockers Red Line Chemistry have announced that they will be releasing Tug Of War, their fifth release, on Apr. 30th. The 12-track album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Stone Sour, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains).
Drummer Mike Mazzarese reflects, “Nick pushed us to find the best within ourselves, and that was a great thing for us.”
Singer Brett Ditgen adds, “We wrote this record as a democracy. We have a foundation to work through our differences when we are writing and recording. It’s about finding a balance and trying to make it come together in a way that makes all five of us happy with the result. If we can do that, we feel other people will be happy with the result as well.”
You can see the album artwork as well as their music video for “Dumb Luck” below. READ MORE
Grunge rock band Soundgarden have released a new video for their track “By Crooked Steps, which comes off their latest album King Animal. The video was directed by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures) and features the bands as a mock motorcycle gang who rides Segways, kicks a DJ off of his turntables in order to perform a rock show, and then lead the police on a “chase”. There is also a cameo from electronic artist Deadmau5. You can watch the video below. READ MORE
NWOBHM-inspired band Ghost are putting the final touches on their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2011′s Opus Eponymous. The album, which is as-of-yet-untitled, utlized Grammy-award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Death Angel, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Rush) for this offering. The album has an undetermined 2013 release date.
Ghost has also announced a last-minute surprise show in their hometown of Linköping, Sweden at Cupolen. Limited tickets are available here.
I was a big fan of Opus Eponymous so I’ll definitely be keeping this release on my radar. READ MORE
In a recent interview with Guitar World, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell discussed the follow up album to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue, which has an unspecified 2013 release date. The album marks the second release since the passing of original singer Layne Staley and was recently completed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones) and engineer Paul Figueroa.
Cantrell states, “It’s like having to deal with the sophomore jinx for the second time in our career.”
He continues, saying, “In my opinion, [Black Gives Way To Blue] stood up to anything else we’ve put out in our career. And this new one is right up there as well.”
More information will be available in the January issue of Guitar World. Now, tell me, is anyone else as excited for this new album as I am? I seriously cannot wait to hear it! READ MORE
Update: The band has released another image, this time of the full band line up on the mixing board tape. Check it out below.
Well, well, well, looks like old Davey boy is back in Queens of the Stone Age! In a picture posted on the QOTSA Facebook page, the name of the Foo Fighters guitarist/singer was written on a piece of tape on a studio mixing board, right next to Josh Homme. Grohl was last on the QOTSA album Songs for the Deaf, where he recorded drums, percussion and backing vocals. He was also the drummer alongside Josh Homme in Them Crooked Vultures.
Tomorrow sees the release of House Of Gold And Bones: Part 1 (stream the album here), the latest album from hard rock/metal band Stone Sour. In anticipation of this release, Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with singer Corey Taylor. In it, we discuss Corey’s history with music, his views on the music scene today, Slipknot and Stone Sour fans, and much more! Check it all out below!
Hard rock group Deftones have announced a Nov. 13th release date for their upcoming seventh studio album KOI NO YOKAN (loose Japanese translation: “The sense one can have upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love”). The album was recorded with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush), who also produced 2010′s Diamond Eyes.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, singer Chino Moreno stated, “Obviously we’re an aggressive band – not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”
The band will also be embarking on a headline tour with support coming from Scars On Broadway. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
“To me, this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play and instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect, it’s not about sounding absolutely correct, it’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (points to heart) and it’s about what goes on in here (points to head).” – Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
Shortly after Dave Grohl gave the above acceptance speech at the 2012 Grammy Awards, he and his band, Foo Fighters, played alongside David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Deadmau5. Three of those four are very guilty of blatant autotune use while Deadmau5 is an electronic artist whose musical work completely relies upon his knowledge of computers and computerized music. Therefore, he gets a pass. But still, there is this lingering stench of hypocrisy.
Scala & Kolacny Bros. are back with another beautiful video, this time for their cover of the Foo Fighters track Everlong. Pairing dreamlike visuals with the haunting voices of the Belgian choir, this video is a perfect example of sight and sound pairing together for a powerful effect. Check out the video after the jump.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) of Loaded! Check after the jump for the skinny on the new album, the Loaded film, Duff’s opinion of horror, and a lot about Foo Fighters! Oh yeah, there’s a bit about goat f*cking. Seriously.
Alright, I’m gonna put it out there: I love Foo Fighters. Do they have the best music out there? No way. Are they the most musically talented group of individuals on the planet? No way in hell. But you know what? They obviously know how to have fun. Just look at the video below for White Limo. They got Lemmy from Motorhead to drive them around while they scream and vomit everywhere. That automatically gets a thumbs up from me.
Anyways, now that you’ve watched and appreciated that video (you better have…), get ready to check out Foo Fighters as they tour the US this fall! The first run dates have been announced and you can check them out after the jump!
Okay, admission time: I loved ‘Fallen‘. It wasn’t a musical masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a fun bubblegum pop hard rock album that wasn’t pretentious and had a lot of catchy songs. Now, ‘The Open Door‘ on the other hand was pretty awful. Nothing on that album stood out to me and I quickly shelved it. So, I’m kinda on the fence after reading that Amy Lee and the Evanescence crew are supposedly entering the studio to record their third album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Alice In Chains)
Amy Lee: ”We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on. We’ve written more than an album of songs. We’ve been finding ourselves, reinventing our sound, experimenting with things we’ve never done before and at the same time embracing the things we love most about Evanescence. This journey has made us the strongest we’ve ever been as a band, and I am in love with the music. Nick Rasculinecz is the perfect fit for this record and we are all very excited to get into the studio together.”
What are your thoughts readers? Ready for some more Evanescence?
Foo Fighters are coming back strong on April 12th with a new record entitled Wasting Light. Below you can check out the second video from the album for the song Rope. Personally, I think it’s a fun song, but the video, which was directed by Dave Grohl, isn’t nearly as awesome as the White Limo video with Lemmy.
The Foo Fighters are releasing a new album this April and have released their first single, ‘White Limo’, in anticipation. The video is filmed to look like it was done in the late 80′s/early 90′s and features the band being driven around by Motörhead’s Lemmy in, yup, you guessed it, a white limo. It’s worth checking out for how ridiculous the band gets, especially Dave Grohl.
As they gear up for September 7th release of highly anticipated new album Audio Secrecy, 3-time Grammy nominees Stone Sour have announced plans for a special intimate show/record release party at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City on August 30th.
The special performance will be available for the entire world to see via a live stream that can be viewed on stonesour.com and roadrunnerrecords.com beginning at 8:30 pm EST.
Among the songs in that night’s set will be hook-laden lead single “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” (currently No. 6 at Active Rock and No. 17 at Modern Rock radio) and hard-charging new track “Mission Statement.” The band recently offered the latter as a free download and the response was massive, as fans downloaded the song more than 1,000 times an hour during a two-day period.
Stone Sour (lead vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga) and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones) recorded Audio Secrecy at Blackbird Studios in Nashville during the destructive storms and devastating floods that hit the historic heart of Music City.
Three-time Grammy nominees STONE SOUR have announced a September 7th release date for their much-buzzed-about new album Audio Secrecy. “It’s probably the best thing I’ve done in a long time,” lead singer Corey Taylor recently told MTV News. “We recorded 18 songs — and knowing that every tune not only has its own identity but is damn good, I’m very, very proud of that.”
The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the album by offering a limited-time download of a new song titled “Mission Statement.” Says Taylor, “In this day and age, it’s important to be strong enough to know who you are. This song is not only a rallying cry for us, but it says everything about what this album means to us. This is just the beginning.”
“Mission Statement” will be available for 48 hours only beginning this Thursday, June 10th at 11am EST. The track can be downloaded at www.stonesour.com.
The album’s first commercial single will be “Say You’ll Haunt Me,” which ships to modern rock and rock radio on Tuesday, July 6th.
Three-time Grammy nominees STONE SOUR have revealed that Audio Secrecy will be the title of their highly anticipated new album, which is slated for release later this summer. The band and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush) are currently holed away at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN, where they’re putting finishing touches on the much-buzzed-about record.
“Audio Secrecy is the summation of everything we want, everything we crave and everything we fight for,” says lead singer Corey Taylor. “The dimensions go further than anything we’ve ever tried before. It’s metal, rock, slow, soft, hard, fast, bitter, beautiful and most importantly, it’s REAL. You can’t get an album like this out of a band that doesn’t exist. We’re throwing caution out the damn window.”
The band (vocalist Corey Taylor, guitarists James Root and Josh Rand, bassist Shawn Economaki and drummer Roy Mayorga) will be previewing select songs from Audio Secrecy during their performances on this summer¹s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The 36-date tour launches August 17 in Minneapolis, MN and will visit arenas and amphitheatres across North America before wrapping October 4 in Madison, WI. Tickets for Uproar go on sale Saturday, May 15 in select markets and are available via www.RockstarUproar.com and www.livenation.com.