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Soundgarden’s new video for ‘Live To Rise’

by on May.04, 2012, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Soundgarden’s new video for ‘Live To Rise’

Soundgarden have released an official video for "Live To Rise", from the soundtrack to 'Avengers Assemble' soundtrack behind the new Marvel's Avengers movie that opens in theaters today. 'Live To Rise' is the first Soundgarden song in almost 16 years, can be seen below.

"Live To Rise" was written specifically for "Marvel's The Avengers" after Soundgarden was approached about contributing a song to the film. That may have been something that band would have never even considered back in their heyday, but considering how the record world has been flipped upside down, it is a legitimate revenue source for the band now.

Soundgarden continue finishing up a new album, although a release date and title have yet to be announced. Soundgarden kick off a European festival tour on May 25th at Sonisphere in Madrid, Spain. The band will play all the major festivals, wrapping up in the UK on July 13th at Hard Rock Calling in London.


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Rock Picks of the Week: Soundgarden, Europe, Joe Walsh, Candlebox, The Treatment

by on Apr.16, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS, ROCK PICKS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Rock Picks of the Week: Soundgarden, Europe, Joe Walsh, Candlebox, The Treatment

Soundgarden start us off on this edition of Rock Picks of the Week with their fantastic new track 'Live to Rise' from the rocking 'Avengers Assemble' soundtrack. The soundtrack will be released just three days before the film on May 1. Soundgarden's latest will be featured in the end credits of what will be one of the biggest movies of the summer.

Soundgarden stated in an official press release recently, when just releasing a snippet of the song: "We've been hard at work on our new album, which will come out this Fall. When the opportunity arose to write an original song for the film came our way, we thought it could be a cool match. We are excited to release our new song, which is also the only new song in the film. Here's a taste. Loudest of Love."

Adam Kaspar, who co-produced Sondgarden's last record, 1996's "Down On The Upside", has been working with the group on the new album as well. Soundgarden will be making the European Festival trek this summer starting with a May 25 appearance at the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid, Spain. Soundgarden will also headline the 2012 Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park, London on July 13, 2012, with special guests Iggy & The Stooges and Cold Chisel. Here's the full slate of gigs for the summer:

May 25 - Sonisphere Festival - Madrid, Spain
May 27 - Pinkpop Festival - Heerlen, Netherlands
May 28 - Wertchter Boutique Festival - Wertchter, Belgium
May 29 - Le Zenith de Paris - Paris, France
May 31 - Zitadelle - Berlin, Germany
Jun. 1 - Rock AM Ring - Nurburg, Germany
Jun. 3 - Rock Im Park - Nuremberg, Germany
Jun. 4 - Arena Concerti Fiera Milano - Milan, Italy
Jun. 7 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 10 - Download Festival - Donington, England
Jul. 13 - Hard Rock Calling - London, England


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The next Rock Pick "Not Supposed To Sing The Blues' comes from the new Europe album 'Bag Of Bones.' It's a great straight ahead rocker from the ninth studio album from the Swedish hard rockers, with references to great rock tracks from the past. It has passion, great musicianship and production, and just plain kick ass! The new album will be released on April 27 by earMusic/Edel. The CD features a guest appearance by guitar great Joe Bonamassa (Black Country Communion) and was produced by Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey, among others. If you think 'The Final Countdown' when you think Europe, get ready for something much different, and most definetly more rocking. Europe will be touring the globe in 2012-13 and vocalist Joey Tempest has said the band may not be performing that one in concert on the tour, although I find that hard to believe.


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'Bag Of Bones' track listing:
1. Riches To Rags
2. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
3. Firebox
4. Bag Of Bones
5. Requiem
6. My Woman My Friend
7. Demon Head
8. Drink And A Smile
9. Doghouse
10. Mercy You Mercy Me
11. Bring It All Home

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Commented Europe singer Joey Tempest: "Kevin Shirley did such a great job capturing the spirit of this band. He just let us do our thing and then pushed us and our songs to the max. Finally we express ourselves completely without restraint. Straight from heart and soul. It took some time but we have arrived!"

Added Europe guitar virtuoso John Norum: "Why drive VW beetle when you can drive a Rolls Royce?! 'Bag Of Bones' is a classic rock album with lots of class. Even my mom likes it!"

Regarding the new CD title, Europe drummer Ian Haugland said, "It's not (called 'Bag Of Bones') because we all have lost tons of weight or found a new interest in archeology or dogs... It's just because it sounds fuckin' cool!"

In a July 2011 press release, Tempest stated about Europe's new CD, "We still feel we have one hell of a rock record to make. Kevin's the man for the job. We love his work with Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, and Black Stone Cherry. He's the real deal. We're ready to do some serious damage."

Last year, Europe met up with Shirley in Stockholm to discuss the direction of the next album. Based on reactions from the fans and media, Europe's 2009 album, "Last Look At Eden", proved to be the band's most important record since "The Final Countdown". "I've been a big fan of Europe's work for many years," said Shirley. "The band is influential and highly underrated. I can't wait to make the upcoming album their most explosive to date."

The new material suggests a more straightforward rock approach evident in "Doghouse" — a new song Europe performed on their most recent U.K. tour. The song is also featured on Europe's "Europe: Live at Shepherd's Bush" DVD, released in August 2011 via earMUSIC CDs and DVDs.

Joe Walsh is getting ready to release his 10th solo album, ‘Analog Man’ on June 5. It’s his first solo offering in 20 years, and features the title track as the first single, which you can hear below. It's great to have some solo Joe after so long! Joe will be busy playing concerts with the Eagles both overseas and in the U.S. during the next month, but afterward the guitarist will be playing solo gigs in support of his new album. Walsh has scheduled a total of 11 solo shows with three taking place in late May, and the rest spread throughout the summer.

The solo itinerary kicks off May 17 in Catoosa, Oklahoma, and is slated to August 30 gig in Tulalip, Washington.

Here are all of Walsh’s confirmed solo (and Eagles) U.S. dates:
Apr. 21 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena (Eagles)
May 2 & 4 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Ampitheater at Encore Park (Eagles)
May 17 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 18 – Winnie, TX - Nutty Jerry’s, Winnie Arena
May 19 - Richardson, TX - Wildflower Festival
Jun. 30 – Naperville, IL - Ribfest
Jul. 3 – Milwaukee, WI - Summerfes14 – Riverside, IA - Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
Jul. 14 – Riverside Casino & Golf Resort – Riverside, IA
Aug. 1 – Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent
Aug. 3 – Cohasset, MA - South Shore Music Circus
Aug. 10 – Hampton, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
Aug. 19 – Littleton, CO - The Hudson Gardens Events Center
Aug. 30 – Tulalip, WA - Tualip Resort Casino Amphitheatre


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Joe is on the cover of the new Guitar Magazine. Check out the cover photo of the mag from legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin.

90's Rock gods Candlebox are back, and we're glad about it. Their new album 'Love Stories & Other Musings,' their first studio offering in four years, was released on April 3rd, and the band is currently on tour in support of the new album. 'Believe In It' is the first single, and shows growth, while bringing positivity and still retaining that Candlebox sound.

"Years ago I read something that changed the way I look at EVERYTHING! It struck so deeply that I have never forgotten it. It simply stated: Without music, life would be a mistake. I've never forgotten it, even when I was struggling to find a song or a melody it kept me searching and frankly I could not imagine my life without it," said lead vocalist and co-founder, Kevin Martin. "This record for me is no mistake, it is our music and our love for what a great gift we have been given. Love Stories & Other Musings is a new direction for us and I couldn't be happier to share it with our fans."

"I haven't felt this way about a release from Candlebox since our first record. The feeling for this record is both refreshing and stimulating," said guitarist Peter Klett. 'I can't be more excited to release this music to the fans who have been with us for so long."

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Apr. 17 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Apr. 19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Apr. 20 - Tampa, FL - Jannus Live
Apr. 21 - Orlando, FL - Florida Music Festival
Apr. 24 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
Apr. 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Chameleon Club
Apr. 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Apr. 28 - Nashua, NH - Boston Billiard Club – Outdoors Festival
Apr. 30 - Washington, DC - Fillmore
May 3 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
May 5 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
May 10 - Syracuse, NY - Wescott Theater
May 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar
May 12 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
May 16 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
May 18 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
May 19 - Detroit, MI - Emerald Theater


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The young U.K. rockers The Treatment round out the Rock Picks this week. All the guys in the band are around 18 years old, and although they made be young, they play and sound like bands that have been doing it for years.

The Treatment just completed a UK tour with Steel Panther, have already toured with other major rockers including Alice Cooper in the past, will support Thin Lizzy for a few shows during May in the UK, and play the Download Festival in Donington on June 9th. The big time news for the band is that they grabbed the coveted support slot on the upcoming KISS and Motley Crue North American co-headlining tour, simply dubbed 'The Tour.' That huge tour kicks off on July 20th in Bristow, Virginia and run through September 23rd in Hartford, Connecticut. Nikki Sixx played their song 'The Doctor' on his Sixx Sense radio show, liked it, and it all came together from there. This will raise the exposure level in the States for the band and I can't wait for them to blow the fuck up here!

The Treatment are:
Matt Jones-Vocals
Ben Brookland-Guitar
Tag Grey-Guitar
Dhani Mansworth-Drums
Swoggle-Bass


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The Treatment was recently in the studio laying down tracks for a brand new 70's covers EP; and as with the band's debut album, "This Might Hurt", released by Spinefarm Records last year, production has been overseen by Laurie Mansworth at Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris' Barnyard Studios, with Tony Newton mixing.

The track listing for the EP:

1. Run Run Run (Jo Jo Gunne)
2. Take Me Bake 'Ome (Slade)
3. Evil Woman (Electric Light Orchestra)
4. Motorbikin' (Chris Spedding)
5. Let's Work Together (Canned Heat)

The Treatment's Dhani will be playing at the Stick It to MS charity event on the 15th of July. 800 drummers are wanted to break a Guinness World Record in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

SITMS 2012 promises to be the largest gathering of drummers on drum kits the world has ever seen. If you are a drummer WE NEED YOU!! In 2009 582 drummers came to the NIA in Birmingham and broke a world record. In the process we managed to raise a staggering £66,315 for the MS Society.

In 2012 we are aiming to smash this record and raise more money whilst getting loud about Multiple Sclerosis.If anybody is interested in taking part and drumming check out the website: www.stickittoms.com


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Listen to new Soundgarden ‘Live To Rise’ from ‘Avengers Assemble’ Soundtrack

by on Apr.04, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Listen to new Soundgarden ‘Live To Rise’ from ‘Avengers Assemble’ Soundtrack

Soundgarden's new track 'Live to Rise' from the 'Avengers Assemble' soundtrack, is now available online at www.kisw.com. The soundtrack will be released just three days before the film on May 1. The song will be featured in the end credits of what will be one of the biggest movies of the summer. The soundtrack includes many of today's biggest and best hard rock groups.

Soundgarden stated in an official press release when releasing a snippet earlier this week: "We've been hard at work on our new album, which will come out this Fall. When the opportunity arose to write an original song for the film came our way, we thought it could be a cool match. We are excited to release our new song, which is also the only new song in the film. Here's a taste. Loudest of Love." Adam Kaspar, who co-produced Sondgarden's last record, 1996's "Down On The Upside", has been working with the group on the new album as well. Soundgarden will also undertake a brief tour in 2012, starting with a May 25 appearance at the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid, Spain.

'Avengers Assemble' Track Listing:
1. Live to Rise - Soundgarden
2. I'm Alive - Shinedown
3. Dirt and Roses - Rise Against
4. Even If I Could - Papa Roach
5. Unbroken - Black Veil Brides
6. Breath - Scott Weiland
7. Comeback - Redlight King
8. Into the Blue - Bush
9. A New Way to Bleed (Photek Remix) - Evanescence
10. Count Me Out - PUSHERJONES
11. Shoot to Thrill - Theory of a Deadman
12. Wherever I Go - Buckcherry
13. From Out of Nowhere - Five Finger Death Punch
14. Shake the Ground - Cherri Bomb

Additional track on the international release:
15. Pistols At Dawn - Kasabian

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Soundgarden post new song snippet from ‘Avengers Assemble’ soundtrack, Chris Cornell talks Rock’s decline in popularity

by on Mar.28, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Soundgarden post new song snippet from ‘Avengers Assemble’ soundtrack, Chris Cornell talks Rock’s decline in popularity

In the new issue of Details Magazine, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden offers his take on rock music’s decline in a brief Q&A. “It’s definitely lost its place at the center of the musical universe,” says Cornell. “When I was growing up in the late 70′s, everyone could identify the 5, 10 bands that formed the center. Even if you preferred the fringe – The Clash, over say Van Halen – you still knew what the center was. Now kids turn on the radio and hear Eminem or Kanye, so thats what they gravitate towards.” Check out the full Q&A below.

Q:There’s been a lot of talk recently, most of it negative, about the current state of rock music. What’s your take, is rock dead?

CC: It’s definitely lost its place at the center of the musical universe. Rock never meant the same thing to everyone, but when I was growing up in the late 70?s, everyone could identify the 5, 10 bands that formed the center. Even if you preferred the fringe – The Clash, over say Van Halen – you still knew what the center was. Now kids turn on the radio and hear Eminem or Kanye, so thats what they gravitate towards. They’re making music on iPhones. Everything’s fractured. The reason there’s no modern day Shakespeare is because he didn’t have anything to do except sit in a room with a candle and think.

Q: You’re 47. What makes you feel old these days?

CC: Topics like this. The inclination to think that the world was better when I was a kid.

Q: SG has reunited, along with nearly other band that had a video on Buzz bin during the Clinton Administration. Do you worry that people might question your motivation?

CC: Honestly, I don’t really care. People can be cynical if they want. I would never go out of my way to convince them of our sincerity. If people come to our shows, I think they’ll see it’s for the right reasons.

Q: How’s your hairline holding up?

CC: It hasn’t changed much, really. I have some gray. But my grandfather on my dad’s side, he looked like Fred Flintstone. Fred Flintstone had a GOOD head of hair.

Q: What were you like growing up?

CC: Wild. And reclusive. Sometime between 12 and 14 I smoked PCP and had a real bad reaction. By the time I was high-school age, I didn’t want to do drugs anymore, so I went a couple years without having any friends. I got in touch with the creative process between the age of 14 and 16, mainly because I was alone so much.

Q: And yet you became a frontman. Did playing music change you?

CC: I was a nerdy shut-in who listened to prog-rock and then I got on stage. Most frontmen were not born hams like David Lee Roth. We’re more like Joey Ramone: awkward geeks who somehow find our place in the world on the stage. Nobody ever said a positive thing to me, ever, in my life until they heard me play music.

Q: I bet it helped you meet girls, too.

CC: Oh yeah. Initially, I was a drummer. and I remember standing somewhere in public with a pair of drumsticks, and these cute girls came up and started talking to me. We hadn’t even played yet! It was actually uncomfortable. I thought, “Is that all I have to do? Just HOLD drumsticks?” it immediately made me not like the girls.

Q: If you’d already been a ladies’ man, maybe you wouldn’t have had a problem with that.

CC: But someone who’s already popular wouldn’t become a rock star. If you have success as a youth – for example, you’re great at baseball, you don’t have the time or inclination to be off in a corner. And I think the off-in-a-corner part, where nobody’s paying attention to you, is crucial.

Q: After SG broke up, you were a pretty serious substance abuser. What was your drug of choice?

CC: When I transitioned into adulthood – High-stakes emotional responsibilities – I did everything I could to get my hands on. It happened without me really noticing it. The thing is, when you pick up the pipe for the 1st time, you don’t know that that’s your fate. The moment isn’t that dramatic. And then that was it – I didn’t want to care anymore.

Q: No offense, but why are grunge bands’ drug stories so much more depressing than the 70?s rock gods?

CC: Right? Those bands somehow had the ability to be completely fucked up all the time and still function. They could play an amazing guitar solo even though they could barely walk. The 80?s killed that – everyone was doing coke. If you see interviews w/ some of the stars of MTV’s early years, those guys look WORKED OVER. Duran Duran? They went through hell too.

Q:Your oldest daughter is almost 12. Would you let her date a musician?

CC: It depends on the person. When I met my wife Vicki’s family, I had to go out of my way to convince them – to show them – that I wasn’t anything like their idea of a musician. But I’ve met many, MANY musicians that I wouldn’t let anywhere near my daughter. Or my son.

 

Chris Cornell has kept busy with his solo project and tour over the last couple of years, but get ready for the full return of Soundgarden this year, as they are expected to release their first new album in 16 years this fall. Soundgarden has posted a 22 second clip of the song ‘Live to Rise’ from the 'Avengers Assemble' soundtrack, which will be released just three days before the film on May 1. The song will be featured in the end credits of what will be one of the biggest movies of the summer. The soundtrack includes many of today's biggest and best hard rock groups.

Soundgarden stated in an official press release: "We've been hard at work on our new album, which will come out this Fall. When the opportunity arose to write an original song for the film came our way, we thought it could be a cool match. We are excited to release our new song, which is also the only new song in the film. Here's a taste. Loudest of Love." Soundgarden will also undertake a brief tour in 2012, starting with a May 25 appearance at the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid, Spain.

1. Live to Rise - Soundgarden
2. I'm Alive - Shinedown
3. Dirt and Roses - Rise Against
4. Even If I Could - Papa Roach
5. Unbroken - Black Veil Brides
6. Breath - Scott Weiland
7. Comeback - Redlight King
8. Into the Blue - Bush
9. A New Way to Bleed (Photek Remix) - Evanescence
10. Count Me Out - PUSHERJONES
11. Shoot to Thrill - Theory of a Deadman
12. Wherever I Go - Buckcherry
13. From Out of Nowhere - Five Finger Death Punch
14. Shake the Ground - Cherri Bomb

Additional track on the international release:
15. Pistols At Dawn - Kasabian

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