Slash receives the “Guitar Legend” award at the 1st ever Alternative Press Music Awards 7/21/14
Royal Blood has unveiled the video for a new single called “Figure It Out.” The track follows up the rock radio hit “Out Of The Black,” with both songs taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, due out August 26th.
Avenged Sevenfold has issued a music video for “This Means War,” the latest single from the band’s 2013 album Hail To The King. The clip has been described as a “grisly street fight on the dark streets of an urban metropolis. Haunted by dark creatures and lost souls.
Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder surprised the almost 24,000 people attending the band’s concert in Stockholm, Sweden by drinking wine from a fan’s Converse shoe.
Jack White had the plug pulled on him by the venue owners during his set last Thursday night (June 26th) in Dublin, Ireland just as he was powering through an encore of Leadbelly’s “Goodnight, Irene.” But White didn’t let that stop him, pausing to inform the crowd of what had happened and then proceeding to belt the song out at the top of his lungs with help from the audience.
Nothing More has premiered a new lyric video for the song “Christ Copyright,” taken from the band’s self-titled debut album. Frontman Jonny Hawkins explained that the song is a critique of the way certain people in society try to force their beliefs on others: “It’s kind of just spreading the idea that doubt is a virtue, that complying is sometimes good but not always. It’s really focused on dogma, I think, underlying a lot of organizations, a lot of groups of people that get together and I think push any idea zealously with blinders on their eyes.”
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich told Metal Hammer in a new interview that the band’s new song, “The Lords Of Summer,” is going over well with fans hearing it live on the band’s current “By Request” tour. Ulrich explained, “It’s fun to play. It seems like the kids are enjoying it. There was actually somebody in the ‘Snake Pit’ the other day with a homemade ‘Lords Of Summer’ T-shirt on, which was very endearing.” Ulrich added, “It’s a good song. Hey, listen, who knows by the time the next record comes out whether it will be in its same shape or format. But it’s fun to play. And I think it’s going down well, from what I can tell, from my little spot.”
Foo Fighters set aside a portion of their headlining performance at this past weekend’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware to perform a string of classic rock songs, including Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out,” the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You,” Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” — with drummer Taylor Hawkins on vocals — and Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.”
Nothing More is about to crack the rock radio Top Five with “This Is The Time (Ballast),” the first single from the group’s upcoming self-titled debut. The disc is out next Tuesday (June 24th) and bassist Daniel Oliver was asked what it’s like to already be on tour before the record arrives “I don’t know, it’s kind of cool, you know, just to be out and kind of be building this anticipation so when the record finally drops, you know, people have heard the song and maybe heard some things leaked on YouTube or something like that. I don’t know, it’s a neat feeling, the buzz happening before the record drops, for sure.”
“World On Fire,” the title track from Slash’s upcoming album World On Fire, is now streaming online. The track arrived at rock radio stations late last week, while the full record is due out on September 15th. The disc follows up 2012′s Apocalyptic Love and is the second solo effort recorded by Slash with his band Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators.
Seether has premiered the video for “Words As Weapons,” the first single from the upcoming album Isolate & Medicate. Frontman Shaun Morgan told us that the tune was partially inspired by the interaction he sees online these days: “There’s a lot of online bullying and there’s a sort of anonymity that’s online and people saying mean things to each other. There seems to be like a real elevated level of nastiness towards each other and it just seems like, if they don’t have anything good to say, then why are they saying anything in the first place?” The clip was filmed in the historic Vasquez Rocks park north of Los Angeles and was influenced by French director Jean Cocteau’s 1949 film Orpheus.
Weezer has revealed via a video that the title of the band’s ninth studio album is Everything Will Be Alright In The End. The disc is produced by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who worked on Weezer’s “Blue” and “Green” albums. There’s no release date for the record yet, but it’s due out by the end of the year.
Theory Of A Deadman has released the music video for “Drown,” the first single from the band’s upcoming album Savages. The video has an old Western setting but also features a sinister twist. Frontman and songwriter Tyler Connolly explained how the track came together: “You know, I tried something different on this record — I tried to wake up every morning and write a song. So it lasted about three days and then I quit. But two of the tracks ended up on the record, ‘Sun Has Set On Me’ and ‘Drown.’ And I wrote the lyrics to ‘Drown,’ two months later I wrote the riff, and then put the lyrics to the riff. It doesn’t really happen that way a lot of times, but I sent the song to the guys and they all were just like, ‘Wow, this is great. This is totally what we need to do.’” Savages is due out on July 29th and is the fifth effort from Theory Of A Deadman, following 2011′s The Truth Is . . . .
The first trailer for Dumb and Dumber To has been released. The sequel has Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ characters, Harry and Lloyd, searching for Harry’s long lost daughter trying to get her to donate a kidney to him. The first film was released in 1994. Dumb and Dumber To will hit theaters on November 14th.
The full set of Linkin Park from Germany’s Annual Rock AM Ring Festival. Linkin Park was the final performer on Saturday night (June 7th.) They played for an hour and 41 minutes which covered their hits as well as material from their upcoming album, The Hunting Party, which is being released on June 17th.
The Full set from Metallica from Germany’s Annual Rock AM Ring Festival. Metallica was the headliner for the final night. They played for two hours and 20 minutes as part of their “By Request” tour where fans picked the setlist. Loudwire is reporting that the footage was professionally captured throughout the festival which wrapped up on June 8th after four days of performances.
Slash has launched a new web series called “Ask Slash” in which he answers fan questions about his upcoming new album, World On Fire. The third installment has been posted online now. World On Fire is due out on September 16th and is the second Slash solo effort to feature his touring band, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators.
Metallica played the song “The Frayed Ends Of Sanity” live in its entirety for the first time ever on Wednesday night (May 28th) during the band’s set at the Sonisphere Festival in Helsinki, Finland. The group had previously played the song’s intro many times before, but always went from that into another track entirely. Wednesday night’s performance was part of the band’s “Metallica By Request” format for its current European tour, on which fans have selected each night’s songs online.
“The Frayed Ends Of Sanity” is taken from Metallica’s 1988 fourth album, . . . And Justice For All. Until Wednesday night, it was the last original song from all nine of Metallica’s studio albums that had never been performed live.
Bassist Robert Trujillo told CraveOnline.com last year that “The Frayed Ends Of Sanity” was Metallica’s “most challenging” song to learn on bass.