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Staind's former drum tech Sal Giancarelli is now the band's drummer, having replaced longtime (16 years) drummer and Staind founding member Jon Wysocki. Sal has been with the Staind camp for twelve years, and seems like a humble, solid guy. He even thanks his family, friends, fans and the band in this new video release. Apparently there may be another side to Sal, according to testimonials from the band and crew.
“The dude changed, I don’t even get it,” said Staind guitarist Mike Mushok. “He calls up management – he’s like, ‘I need a private jet to every gig, I need my own bus, I want a helicopter that’s going to take me from the hotel to the gigs … he won’t even let me look at him.’ Mushok continued by revealing that Staind may change their band name to “SALd.” That's just the beginning, as many more weighed in.
Check out the video below and find out the truth, he said sarcastically- Funny video:
The Red Hot Chili Peppers new album, "I’m With You" will be released worldwide on August 30th, and the first single from the album, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" is the first rock pick of the week.
Vocalist Anthony Kiedis revealed the origins of the song itself — origins that began with an hour-long jam session and exactly one classic bass line.
“When I first heard ['Maggie'], I didn’t know it would be a single. [But] I knew that I loved the jam,” Kiedis explained. “My first recording of that, I don’t think it had many vocals on it. It was kind of mostly instrumental, about an hour long. Flea brought it in as a very specific exercise to write a classic bass line. He woke up, had his tea, sat down: ‘I’m going to write a classic bass line. You can’t stop me.’ Played his bass line until he felt it was cooked into a classic, brought it to us and said, ‘This is Classic Number One.’ On a good day, you just know if there’s music to wrestle with and get with, and it was one of those moments.”
So Kiedis sat down and listened to the track and was immediately struck by the propulsive groove Flea had laid down. And things just took off from there, with Klinghoffer adding a winging guitar line and drummer Chad Smith providing a loose, limber backbeat. But even if things were taking shape, Kiedis said he never thought “Maggie” would be anything more than a B-side. If that.
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The Chili Peps will begin their new World Tour in August 2011 and will tour right through until 2013 in support of the new album! The tour will kick off in August 9th in China, Hong Kong at AsiaWorld Arena, followed with the August 13th-14th – Japan, Osaka and Tokyo, Summer Sonic Festival. The band won't be touring the U.S. until 2012, but will perform at one show on August 24th at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The show is a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit organization that facilitates basic music education, started by Flea. The primary focus is on the youth of the community but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches the life of the student as well as the community and society. Flea and Anthony Kiedis are both on the board of directors for the school. Some of the tickets will be auctioned off beginning Thursday, July 21st at 10am through Friday at 3pm, while the remaining tickets will go on sale Saturday, July 23rd at 10am.
The Chili Peppers hired Mr. Brainwash, a protege of Banksy to help promote the new album, due out August 30th. tmz.com/red hot chili peppers street art
It's a great track that I get into more and more with each listen:
"Not Again" is the new single from Massachusetts rockers Staind. The song comes off the band's seventh studio album and first full-length release in three years, "Staind", will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on September 13. Produced by Johnny K, who's known for his work with 3 Doors Down, Disturbed, and Sevendust, not to mention his Grammy Award-nominated collaboration with Staind, 2008's "The Illusion Of Progress". The album was mixed by the legendary Chris Lord-Alge. The song rocks and sounds to me like it could potentially be one of the biggest tracks in Staind's career.
"Staind" track listing:
1. Not Again
2. Eyes Wide Open
5. Throw It All Away
7. The Bottom
8. Take a Breath
9. Paper Wings
10. Something To Remind You
Staind recently parted ways with drummer Jon Wysocki after seventeen years of playing together. Drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence, Black Label Society, Tommy Lee) sat behind the kit for Staind for several shows in May.
Anthrax's long-awaited new album, "Worship Music", will be released on September 13 through Megaforce Records. Anthrax have really exceeded expectations with this new album, and it should be a massive success for the band.
In a recent Twitter post, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian writes, "'Worship Music' is finished. I just listened to it LOUD in sequence. Our 10th studio record is fucking killer. Sept 13 my friends!"
"Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't", a brand new song from Anthrax marks the return of vocalist Joey Belladonna, whose last full-length studio work with the band was 1990's "Persistence of Time".
"Worship Music" is loaded with stand-out tracks. While "Judas Priest" is a nod to the huge influence that band has had on the members of Anthrax and metal heads everywhere. "I'm Alive" is beautiful and grand with a build that demands audience participation. "Crawl" is dark and moody, and filled with a lot of the emotion and stress the band was feeling when it was written. "Fight 'em 'til You Can't" is a song about killing zombies, and who doesn't love a good zombie song? It's the one new track that Anthrax has played live since they started touring with Belladonna a year ago, and has been getting tremendous audience response. The song "Earth on Hell" is classic Anthrax thrash. "The Devil You Know" is best-described as "an AC/DC groove filtered through an Anthrax lens," while "In The End" is epic-sounding and Anthrax's way of remembering the late Ronnie James Dio and Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott.
"Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't" is a song about killing zombies, and is the one new track that Anthrax have played live since they Belladonna rejoined the line-up a year ago.
Renowned comic book artist Alex Ross, who has worked with Marvel Comics and DC Comics and is known for his "Marvels", "Kingdom Come", and "Astro City" illustrations, created the original painting for the cover. Ross also did the original artwork for Anthrax's "We've Come For You All" and "Music Of Mass Destruction" albums.
"Worship Music" track listing:
1. Worship (intro)
2. Earth On Hell
3. The Devil You Know
4. Fight 'Em Til You Can't
5. I’m Alive
6. Hymn 1
7. In The End
8. The Giant
9. Hymn 2
10. Judas Priest
12. The Constant
13. Revolution Screams
Anthrax have two shows coming up (July 23 & 24) in Toronto and Montreal, before the Big 4 U.S. east coast show at Yankee Stadium in New York on September 14th. After that big, Big 4 show, Anthrax heads over to Japan with a few shows with Hellyeah.
Up next is "Love Is Dead" from Kopek, the Irish trio that have a history that stretches back a decade. Drummer Shane Cooney and bassist Brad Kinsella grew up as next-door neighbors in Dublin, and through their shared love of classic and modern rock music, quickly decided that rock stardom was their ticket to bigger and better things. “We listened to all the old stuff, The Stones, Hendrix, The Doors, Zeppelin, amazing bands where you can hear the energy,” recalls Cooney.
The first singer who answered their ad in a local musician’s magazine turned out to be the golden voiced Daniel Jordan, and from there Kopek, average age 15, was born. In 2005 Kopek won the title of Best Live Act at the Global Battle Of The Bands – www.gbob.com – earned them $100,000, a world tour, and one assumes a hell of a lot of fun. One thing that was eluding the band, however, was a partnership that could help bring them to a worldwide music buying audience. In 2009 Dublin based record company Religion Music entered the picture and signed the band to a large multi-album deal. With guidance, help and production from Glenn Herlihy and mastermind mixer Tom Lord-Alge, White Collar Lies was born.
This is the follow up in the U.S. to "Cocaine Chest Pains", which ia another kick ass track and also a rock pick on Marshall of Rock.
A great song with some great visuals and art work on the video models body. Really like Kopek's sound, attitude and aggressiveness. Kopek will be in Grand Junction, Colorado at the Rock Jam Festival on August 27
Pop Evil's "Monster You Made", produced by Johnny K (who also produced the new Staind track in this week's rock picks), is the second single from the bands album "War Of Angels". The song is the second single of the much delayed album. The band had quite a bit of trouble with their label in getting the album released (on the eve of releasing their sophomore album, War Of Angels, Universal Records dropped the band).
Rather than let the band’s ill-fated label deal bring them down, the band kept on touring and promoting their album, even when they weren’t sure how it would be released. Then earlier this spring, eOne Music (formerly Koch Records), signed the band and agreed to release their album in July.
Pop Evil just kicked off a short tour with Black Stone Cherry. Here's the remaining dates:
July 20th in Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
July 21st in Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
July 22nd in Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
July 23rd in Mountain Home, AR @ Vada Sheild Center
July 25th in Huntsville, AL @ Crossroads
July 26th in Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
July 27th in Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall