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Queensryche Check In From The Studio

February 24, 2011 by  
Filed under 80s Guy For The Modern Eye, Daily Music News

Queensryche recently entered the studio to lay down what will be the band’s first studio recording since their American Soldier project in March of 2009. Due out on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records later this spring, the working title of the forthcoming effort is once again “Bob.”
 
 

“Our very first demo was recorded on a cassette tape by a guy named Bob,” explains front man Geoff Tate. “We’ve kept that tradition ever since and, to this day, put all of our demos in the original case labeled ‘Bob’ until we actually have an album title.”
 
Very superstitious, indeed. The project has been a true meeting of the creative minds since it began earlier this year. And if you think you know “Bob,” think again…
 
The tentative moniker certainly wasn’t meant to be a palindrome like Black Sabbath’s Live Evil… that’s just they way it turned out.
 
“We’ll certainly have the name of the album soon,” states Tate. “In the mean time, we hope you’re getting ready to welcome ‘Bob’ into your own, individual rock universe.”
 

 

 *In studio photo used courtesty of Andy Batt

SKOLD To Release “Anomie” On May 10th; Tim Skold’s First Album In 15 Years

February 23, 2011 by  
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Whether you remember him from Marilyn Manson, Shotgun Messiah, KMFDM, or OhGr, Tim Skold is back!  Ready to realese his first album in 15 years SKOLD will release Anomie on May 10th.

SKOLD on Anomie:
“It really is completely self indulgent wankery, but that goes for just about every record I’ve ever liked. I don’t want people to expect anything from me, I promise only to remain defiantly and completely untrustworthy.”

“To me, Anomie definitely feels like a continuation (of his 1996 self-titled solo album), but since I spent a lot of time doing other things, it is, for all intents and purposes, a new beginning,” Tim continues. A fully self-sufficient recording entity, SKOLD is a very personal project and Anomie was something that fulfills his own personal desires. “I really like the word ‘anomie’ and think it applies to me both on a personal and creative level but most of all I think it describes my music and how I make my music. There is absolutely no collaboration on this album whatsoever. The ‘drummer’ (me) hates the ‘guitar player’ (me). The ‘singer’ (me) refuses to do more than one take and the ‘bass player’ (me) is out doing other shit while the ‘Producer’ (me) really just wants to kill them all. It’s a very sick affair.”

How to get yours?
The album is set for release either as a 12-track CD or digital download (that you can pre-order here) or as a digital deluxe version with two bonus tracks (that you can pre-order here). As an extra special bonus to the Metropolis mail order, the first 1,111 pre-orders will receive a super exclusive hand-numbered and autographed Anomie postcard.

Anomie Tracklisting:
01 (This is my) Elephant
02 Suck
03 Black Out
04 Angel of Noise
05 Satellite
06 Becoming
07 The Hunger
08 Here Comes the Thunder
09 And Then We Die
10 Miserably Never Ever
11 Tonight
12 What You See Is What You Get

Digital Deluxe Bonus Tracks:
13 Polka Dot Dress

14 Deserve

For more on Tim Skold visit:
Official Skold Website
Skold on Facebook

*Tim Skold Photo credit: Jim Louvau

Video: Foo Fighters Play New Album At Surprise Santa Barbara Gig

January 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Foo Fighters fans with the fastest fingers were treated to not only a free Foo show (Announced via Twitter) last night but they got to hear the new album in it’s entirety – live and in the flesh – way before the rest of us.  Here’s a video of one of the new songs “These Days”:

Foo Fighters Tease New Album…again!

January 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

The Foo Fighters are taking the word “tease” to new limits!  After their 10 second tease via twitter last week they are now taking to their website for more.  Head over to FooFighters.com for a small taste of the new album. 

We want moreeeeee!

 We want moreeeeee!
 
We want moreeeeee!

We want moreeeeee!

Video: Blink-182 Check In from The Studio

January 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Blink-182 is currently in the studio recording their new album, tentatively due out sometime in early 2011.  Mark Hoppus checked in with this video update:

So it’s not a new song…but, it’s still proof that a new Blink album is on the horizon!

Foo Fighters Finish Album & Tease New Song

January 4, 2011 by  
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Foo Fighters announced last night via twitter that their album is “officially done”!  They also gave fans a ten second listen to a new track titled “White Limo” check it out here.

so gave fans a ten second listen to a new track titled “White Limo” check it out

so gave fans a ten second listen to a new track titled “White Limo” check it out

D.R.U.G.S. Announce Tour Dates & Free Song Download

November 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

D.R.U.G.S. (the new project fronted by singer and songwriter Craig Owens, Underminded guitarist Nick Martin, From First To Last guitarist Matt Good, Matchbook Romance drummer Aaron Stern, and Story Of The Year bassist Adam Russell) will release their debut album on Decaydance/Sire Records in early 2011. The first song “If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is” is available for free download as a gift to fans on the band’s Facebook page here.

D.R.U.G.S. pairs Owens with other musicians who have undergone similar experiences. Though they had never played together before, they have put their undeniable chemistry as a unit to use creating something vital and new.

D.R.U.G.S. will hit the road for their Rise From The Ashes headlining tour, featuring special guests Eyes Set To Kill and New Medicine, on November 28th. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates and visit www.thisisdrugs.com to stream the song and watch an exclusive trailer. 

Tour dates:

11/28   Pontiac, MI   The Pike Room @ The Crofoot
11/29   Pontiac, MI   The Pike Room @ The Crofoot
12/03   Los Angeles, CA   The Key Club
12/04   Bakersfield, CA   Jerry’s Pizza
12/05   San Luis Obispo, CA   Downtown Brew
12/08   Lawrence, KS   Bottleneck
12/09   Des Moines, IA   Vaudeville Mews
12/10   Indianapolis, IN   Emerson Theater
12/11   West Dundee, IL   Clearwater Theatre
12/12   Lansing, MI   Mac’s Bar
12/14   New York, NY   Studio at Webster Hall
12/15   Providence, RI   The Met Café
12/16   Burlington, VT   Higher Ground
12/17   Albany, NY   Valentine’s
12/18   Lancaster, PA   Chameleon
12/19   Altoona, PA   Archway Center

Listen To The New Live Album From The White Stripes “Under Great White Northern Lights”

March 8, 2010 by  
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NPR is giving fans the opportunity to listen to the whole new live album from The White Stripes – “Under Great White Northern Lights”.  Listen to it here.

NPR is giving fans the opportunity

NPR is giving fans the opportunity

NPR is giving fans the opportunity

 

New Contest: Win Green River Ordinance’s Latest Release “Out Of My Hands”

February 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

We’ve got three copies of “Out Of My Hands” the latest album from Green River Ordinance to give away to you!!  The band spent a year writing and perfecting the songs and then another eight months recording with producers Mark Endert (Natasha Bedingfield, Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw), Jordan Critz and Paul Ebersold (Sister Hazel, 3 Doors Down, Third Day).

The band has always had a strong vision about what they wanted to do musically, and are thrilled to see it finally come true.

The band’s latest single “Come On” is currently climbing the charts so you might want to check them out!

To claim your copy of the album send your full name, email address, mailing address to mailto:mailto@staff@theywillrockyou.com with the subject GRO.  We’ll pick three winners at random on March 4th.

Can’t wait until then?  You can purchase the album on iTunes here or if you just want to find out more about the band check their official website here.

Contest ends March 3rd, 2010

Family Force 5 Christmas Album & Tour

November 3, 2009 by  
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ff5Head over to the Family Force 5 MySpace page where the band is currently streaming their Christmas Album titled Family Force 5’s Christmas Pageant.

The band is also heading out for some Nov/Dec  Christmas tour dates. In accordance with the holiday spirit and in an effort to give back to the communities that “The Family Force 5’s Christmas Pageant” will be visiting, Family Force 5 has asked that their fans bring canned goods for donation to local food banks. 

11/28       Grand Rapids, MI     Resurrection Church
11/29       Grayslake (North Chicago), IL The Chapel
11/30       Kankakee (South Chicago), IL  Chalfant Hall on the Olivet Nazarene University Campus
12/1            Charleston, ILalisbury Church
12/3            Greenwood, IN The Gathering Place
12/4         Cincinnati, OH The Underground
12/5         Nashville, TN  Rocketown
12/6         Memphis, TN Hope Church
12/8         Little Rock, AR Church at Rock Creek
12/10       Oklahoma City, OK  Bricktown Event Center
12/11       Georgetown (Austin), TX    Pasadena Convention Center
12/15       Orlando, FL  Plaza Theatre
12/17       Jacksonville, FL  Murray Hill Theatre