Archive for October, 2010
Former Journey vocalist and die hard San Francisco Giants fan Steve Perry was spotted singing along to the band's classic song "Don't Stop Believin' when it started booming over the soundsystem during Game 5 of the National League Championship Series in San Francisco this past Thursday, October 21. Check him out rallying the crowd in both of these videos:
Grohl and Novoselic have not recorded together since Nirvana cut its final song back in 1993, "You Know You're Right". Grohl recalled the sessions for that track. "We had some time off before a tour, and Kurt wanted to go in and demo some stuff, so I said, 'Hey, why don't we do it at this studio down the street from my house,'" he said. "And we went down there, and we had three days booked. Kurt came in the last day and we were like, 'Okay, what do you wanna do?' And Kurt said, 'Well, why don't we do that song we've been doing at soundcheck?' And so we rehearsed it, I think, once, and then recorded it. Kurt did three or four vocal takes, and that was it."
Grohl also said that the new Foo Fighters record, their seventh studio effort, is the band's heaviest yet, adding, "Each song is full on, the whole record is full on. In the 14 songs, there's not one acoustic guitar, there's not even one in the house."
The band is recording the album in Grohl's garage, with Grohl calling it "totally old school" and adding, "This whole project has been really cool. I haven't made a record with Butch for 20 years."
The recording process is also being filmed for a movie that will surface next year in conjunction with the album release.
The new Foo Fighters set will follow up 2007's "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace", which won a Grammy for album of the year. The band went on hiatus after touring behind the disc, as Grohl worked with Them Crooked Vultures.
"Pink Floyd Experience" is in stores now while the "Led Zeppelin" graphic novel is in stores in late November.
This graphic novel pulls no punches in dramatizing the Led Zeppelin backstage, behind-the-scenes story. From their early days as the New Yardbirds on through their rise to superstardom (and controversy), all five issues of the original Rock 'N' Roll Comics series are collected in one rockin' volume, with art by Scott Pentzer (Razor), Marshall Ross (Deepest Dimension), David Neer (Sports Superstars), Francois Escalmel (Frank Zappa: Viva La Bizarre), and others.
The suggested retail price for the upcoming graphic novel is $17.99. To make sure you get your copy, contact your bookstore to order it. The graphic novels will also be on Amazon.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Here's QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate as the Mad Scientist, drummer Scott Rockenfield as Frankenstein, guitarist Michael Wilton as the Wolf Man, bassist Eddie Jackson as the Bride of Frankenstein, and guitarist Parker Lundgren as Dracula in their jib-jab version of "Monster Mash".
QUEENSRŸCHE's Cabaret tour is being filmed for future DVD release. The trek, which kicked off in late July, was previously described by the group as "Teatro ZinZanni meets Cirque du Soleil, with the band performing their hits and never-heard-before selections accompanied by go-go dancers, burlesque dancers, drag queens, a juggler, ballet dancer, trapeze artist, a contortionist and others. Definitely a fun-filled evening like no other full of freaks and shrieks!"
QUEENSRŸCHE recently signed a multi-album, worldwide deal with Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists. The band's label debut — their twelfth studio album overall — is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2011 release.
Kings of Leon rocked it on Saturday Night Live this past Sat. Great performance of "Radioactive"!
Check it out here:
Kings of Leon on Saturday Night Live