Tag: Josh Stone
Rock Picks of the Week: Megadeth, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, SuperHeavy, Tracie Hunter f/Joe Elliott & Phil Collen
Megadeth are up first this week with their new track "Public Enemy No.1". It has that in your face crunch that you would expect from a Megadeth track, and is probably the most radio friendly of the album tracks I have heard so far. The band are getting set to release their new album "TH1RT3EN" on November 1st.
The album was recorded at Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine's Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, California with producer Johnny K (John Karkazis), who has worked with Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head and Staind. The artwork was created by artist John Lorenzi, who worked on the last two Megadeth studio albums, 2007's "United Abominations" and 2009's "Endgame", as well as the band's 2007 box set, "Warchest".
Dave Mustaine is incredibly proud of the music put forth on the new recording, saying, "This record is the culmination of my work over the 13 records I recorded. There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion, and other moments where I am releasing feelings I never knew existed! My proudest moments of my musical career are captured on TH1RT3EN.”
"TH1RT3EN" also marks the recorded return of bassist David Ellefson who was part of the band's classic lineup from 1983 to 2002. In a move that delighted the band's legion of diehards, Ellefson returned to performing live with Megadeth in early 2010 and has remained a fixture on the stage ever since. This is the first time Ellefson has played on a Megadeth record since 2002's "Rude Awakening".
The title has several levels of meaning, which Dave Mustaine, who first picked up an axe at the age of 13, revealed in a recent chat with RollingStone.com, saying, "I was born on September 13th; this is my thirteenth record. It just seemed like it was the right thing to do to call it TH1RT3EN."
Megadeth have made it official and confirmed the rumors that they are going to resurrect the Gigantour in 2012.
Aside from Megadeth, the tour will feature Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, who were all personally picked by Mustaine. The tour will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March. Gigantour was founded by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine in 2005 and was last in the U.S. in May 2008
Megadeth filmed the "Public Enemy No. 1" video on September 17 in Santa Clarita, California. The clip was shot on a movie set where old Westerns are filmed. The video has yet to be released, so you'll have to make due with the audio for now.
CD track listing:
1. Sudden Death
2. Public Enemy No. 1
3. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
4. We The People
5. Guns, Drugs & Money
6. Never Dead
7. New World Order
8. Fast Lane
9. Black Swan
11. Millennium Of The Blind
12. Deadly Nightshade
Limited-edition picture-disc vinyl track listing:
1. Sudden Death
2. Public Enemy No. 1
3. Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
4. We The People
1. Guns, Drugs & Money
2. Never Dead
3. New World Order
1. Fast Lane
2. Black Swan
1. Millennium Of the Blind
2. Deadly Nightshade
Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry have released the second single from their third album, "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea." "Blame It On The Boom Boom" was originally one of the tracks made available for free download when the album originally came out at the end of May.
The band have been touring machines since the album release, hitting both sides of the Atlantic for extensive dates. BSC just recently wrapped up the Carnival Of Madness Tour in the U.S., and our getting ready to kick off a headlining European tour on October 21. That will carry them through until hooking up for a U.K. tour with fellow Carnival Of Madness tourmates Alter Bridge and Theory Of A Deadman. It's going to kick off with a show in Birmingham on November 22nd and continue for six shows around the country, then the band will continue with more solo U.K. gigs into December.
The new video was shot at Download Festival 2011, check out the nice visual near the end of the video.
Cavo are back with a new track and new video for “Thick As Thieves." It's the first single and title track from their upcoming sophomore album on Eleven Seven Music to be relased in February of 2012. The song is the follow up to the band’s #1 rock single, “Champagne” from their debut album "Bright Nights Dark Days."
The video was directed by Frankie Nasso, who has helmed videos for Chevelle, the RZA, Hellyeah, and All That Remains, the video features the band performing on a hi-rise rooftop in their hometown, St. Louis.
“When we made the video for ‘Thick as Thieves’ we wanted to convey a sense of reality to our fans…. The behind-the-scenes clips give a taste of our true personalities, while the performance footage shows how we create a single unit when we’re performing together. We’re four different guys, but when we play we’re one,” commented Cavo singer Casey Walker. I'm liking this track, and time will tell if it has the legs of "Champagne."
You can contribute to Cavo's upcoming album cover! It's going to be a collage of candid band shots, some with our fans, some of just us on stage, taken by you…. You can be part of it by uploading your fan pics on their website. Not only will they be selecting the winners from your shots to go on the actual cover, but you'll get a special 'thank you' in the CD credits, too! Submits photos here.
Mick Jagger stands front and center on the next SuperHeavy single, ‘I Can’t Take It No More,’ leading the band through a rather straight ahead, horn-charged rock song that attacks corrupt politicians. Unlike the album's first single, the reggae-heavy ‘Miracle Worker,’ this track serves as a solo showcase for the legendary Rolling Stones lead singer. Josh Stone kicks in with a vocal introduction, then blend into the background as Mick takes over.
SuperHeavy features Mick Jagger, Josh Stone, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley and A.R. Rahman.
Eurythmics guitarist and producer Dave Stewart is behind the two nicely contrasting guitar lines, one big and crunchy, the other clean and echoing, that take turns supporting Jagger’s raspy political rant throughout the proceedings: “All you scurvy politicians / When you’re in our position / You’re promising this / You swear you’ll do that / You all sound like magicians / I can’t take it, take it, I can’t fake it no more.”
Anthony Fantano conducted a lengthly interview recently for Youtube, where SuperHeavy talks about how they all came together, their experimentation with different sounds, and the new album in general. It's a great interview!
Def Leppard's Joe Elliott has collaborated with Ian Hunter's daughter Tracie Hunter on the single, "Junkman". The song is a cover of the 1979 original by Genya Ravan and (Tracie's father) Mott The Hoople frontman Ian Hunter, and also features Def Leppard's Phil Collen on guitar/backing vocals, plus Ian Hunter on backing vocals. It comes from Tracie Hunter’s forthcoming album ‘Vasilisa’.
Mick Jagger and SuperHeavy took extreme measures to prevent their debut album from being leaked. They were so concerned about a security breach that to keep the music under wraps and off the web, they took to the high seas.
JamesList reported that the band recorded aboard Paul Allen’s megayacht, dubbed ‘Octopus.’ Allen is the Microsoft billionaire, Portlnd Trailblazers owner and huge fan of rock n' roll. Allen wasn’t really inconvenienced since the 414 foot yacht, which is the 12th largest in the world, already boasts a studio.
Apparently a recording studio is the least of the boat’s amenities. It also includes two helicopters, two submarines, a pool and a basketball court. It’s floating bastion of luxury for work and for play.
Anthony Fantano interview SuperHeavy members Mick Jagger, Josh Stone, Dave Stewart and A.R. Rahman for: Youtube Presents SuperHeavy. The band members talk about how they all came together, the diversity of their souns, and the new album in general among many topics. It's a great interview and gives insight on this great new band..check it out:
SuperHeavy, featuring Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley were featured on ABC's "Nightline". Robin Roberts interviews the entire band in this report, where Mick also talks about the possiblity of a 50th Anniversary tour from the Rolling Stones. The new SuperHeavy album is available now:
Rolling Stones News: Band meets to plan 50 Year Anniversary tour?, Keith Richards book to become a movie?, New Jagger SuperHeavy track
All four members of the Rolling Stones were recently photographed exiting a building in London, fueling rumors and speculation that the band met to plan a world tour to celebrate their momentous 50th anniversary. The Stones will mark 50 years of rocking in 2012. Fifty years!!!
It's not expected that the Stones will divulge what was discussed at the meeting and how it affects the fans any time in the near future. The band has been off the road for several years and has not played together since 2007, when it wrapped the Bigger Bang tour in August of that year.
Mick Jagger has been busy with his SuperHeavy band project, featuring Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley. They have released a second track from their debut album, titled "I Can't Take It No More", with a more straight ahead rock feel to it, and Jagger on lead vocals. Listen to it here.
Keith Richards‘ told The Telegraph at the GQ Awards in the UK earlier this week that his best-selling autobiography ‘Life’ is about to be transformed into a biopic. Richards that the film is in the rudimentary stages. He is reportedly not in any sort of rush to get the film made, and it appears that there will be lots of wrangling over the rights and getting his bandmates to sign off on the project, since they are the source of much of the book.
Richards has appeared in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, starring as Captain Teague, the father of friend Johnny Depp’s iconic Jack Sparrow character. As far as speculating who will play the Rolling Stones guitarist? Johnny Depp? Richards acknowledged the degree of difficulty in finding an actor (or actors) to portray him at various stages of his life if the filmmakers forego the prosthetics and heavy makeup route in order to age a younger thespian. “There are feelers out at the minute [but] I’m in no rush right at the moment. Also, how are they going to find me? The idea of a succession of Keith Richards coming down is horrifying,” he said.
SuperHeavy have released a video for their new single "Miracle Worker". The SuperHeavy lineup features Mick Jagger, Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, singer Joss Stone, composer A.R. Rahman and reggae artist Damian Marley.
“Miracle Worker” is the lead track from the band’s debut, due out September 20.
The song features lead vocals shared by Stone, Marley and Jagger on the reggae-influenced track. Jagger and Stewart co-produced the album, which was recorded in various studios around the world, including those in France, Cyprus, Miami and India. The majority of the tracks were laid down over three weeks in Los Angeles earlier this year. The quartet wrote 22 songs in their first six days together.
Here's a fantastic clip of some in-studio footage of the band:
SuperHeavy "Miracle Worker"- this is a great new video!