Tag: Rock Allegiance Tour
Here's a few "On the Road" webisodes filmed over the last couple of months from Puddle Of Mudd. The band continues on the Rock Allegiance tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Crossfade & Drive A. Check out the clips from London, Download Festival and Kerrang Awards, Las Vegas, Chicago and Hawaii. Puddle Of Mudd's new album RE:(Disc)overed is out now, with the first single a cover of the Rolling Stones "Gimmie Shelter."
Evanescence are the first Rock Pick of the Week with "What You Want" from the self-titled new album out October 11. It's good to have Amy Lee and the band back, with a solid lead track from the upcoming long delayed release.
It will be the first new album in since 2006 for Evanescence, who have been through band member changes, producer changes, label issues and more. An entire album was recorded and slated for release last year, but the entire project was scrapped due to the electronic sound of the album, which many felt wasn't the right sound or move for Amy Lee and the band.
Evanescence play Rock In Rio on October 2nd and a show in Puerto Rico on October 6th, before kicking off a U.S. tour on October 10 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California. It looks to be a big 2011-12 for Evanescence!
Up next is another "supergroup"...SuperHeavy. The SuperHeavy lineup features 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 in North America. More reggae than rock, it still warrants a rock pick of the week. It is an interesting, diverse project that is a great blend of musical styles and personalities.
The song features lead vocals shared by Stone, Marley and Jagger as they cruise through the light, bouncy 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 fantatstic in-studio clip posted by the band:
I have to follow up Mick Jagger's new band with a Rolling Stones connection, as Puddle of Mudd have released a cover of the Stones "Gimmie Shelter" as the first track released from their upcoming album "re (disc)overd" out August 30.
"It wasn't our plan to do an album of cover tunes," says Puddle of Mudd guitarist Paul Phillips of the group's new record, "We were on a bit of a break, during which time some touring offers came in. We didn't want to go out there without something new, and one day the idea of a covers album came up. The whole thing felt very exciting."
And with that, the band (which also consists of vocalist Wes Scantlin, bassist Paul Ardito and drummer Shannon Boone) who already included AC/DC's T.N.T. and Steve Miller's The Joker in their live show, drew up a wish list of other rock classics to fill out re:(disc)overed. "We tried to pick songs that inspired us, by artists who really influenced us," Phillips says. "With the exception of a couple of songs, we made our selections pretty quickly."
Puddle of Mudd continue on the Rock Allegiance Tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Red, Crossfade & Drive A through September.
Check out this breakdown of the album track by track from musicradar.com.
"I'll Bite Your Face Off", the first single from his Alice Cooper's upcoming "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" album is up next. Apparently it was inspired by The Rolling Stones. Speaking recently with NME, Cooper explained that the song "is my tip-of-the-hat to early Rolling Stones," adding, "This song was begging to be in the live show. We've done it in four different continents now and no one had ever heard it. By the second chorus, the whole audience is singing 'I'll Bite Your Face Off'. It's the perfect little three-minute hit single."
Cooper said that the song is influenced by the Stones "like in 1964/65 when their songs were very Chuck Berry-orientated. They just feel so good, in the pocket."
"Welcome 2 My Nightmare", the long-awaited "sequel" to Cooper's 1975 Top Five solo classic "Welcome To My Nightmare", arrives on September 13. Cooper is in the midst of a North American tour. "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" features original Alice Cooper Band members Denis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith, who reunited for three tracks; current pop superstar Ke$ha, who affectionately calls Alice "dad" — and legendary Alice and Lou Reed guitarist Steve Hunter, who is part of Alice's current touring band and was featured prominently on the first "Nightmare" album.
Blink 182 are back and have a top 5 track on the alternative rock chart already with "Up All Night". Bassist Mark Hoppus, vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker have sold over 27 million albums worldwide since forming in Poway, California in 1992. Their sixth studio album, Neighborhoods, is scheduled to be released on September 27. The Blinkumentary, a documentary film about the band, is also scheduled for release this fall.
The band is currently on the Honda Civic Tour with My Chemical Romance, continuing until an October 8th gig at The Hollywood Bowl. Blink 182 will also be a part of the VOODOO Music Experience 2011 in New Orleans on Oct. 28-30.
Rock Picks of the Week: Chickenfoot, Jane’s Addiction (plus full 3D LG concert), Rise Against, ZZ Top, Papa Roach
The supergroup featuring Sammy Hagar, guitar wizard Joe Satriani, ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith that started as a tequila-soaked jam session in Mexico and went on to sell 500,000 copies of its 2009 debut LP are back with the new track "Big Foot".
It's from the upcoming album "Chickenfoot III", produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica). The album will be released on September 27. The band may tour in November, but it will have to find another drummer. Chad Smith is busy with the red Hot Chili Peppers. Chickenfoot have auditioned numerous drummers, but have not made a decision on who will be pounding the skins for them on tour as of yet.
"Chickenfoot III" full tracklisting:
'Three and a Half Letters'
'Something Going Wrong'
I am really feeling the new Jane's Addiction track ""Irresistible Force". The song is now available through all digital outlets, comes from the band's new album, "The Great Escape Artist" on Capitol Records. It marks the first new studio album by in eight years by Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins. "The Great Escape Artist" it is due out Tuesday, September 27.
Jane's Addiction joined forces with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol), with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek on the team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Foals, is writing, programming, and playing bass on the album. The band, with Chris Chaney on bass, will be touring throughout 2011.
On July 25th, 2011 LG and Jane's Addiction invited lucky fans to Terminal 5 in New York to take part in the World's First User Generated 3D Concert Film shot entirely on the LG Thrill 4G super phone. Over 100 fans captured the band from all angles using the glasses-free 3D LG Thrill 4G as the band played fan favorites like "Ocean Size" and "Mountain Song" as well as their new single, "Irresistible Force," from their upcoming album, "The Great Escape Artist." A special acoustic performance of "Jane Says" provides the perfect ending to an unforgettable evening. Check it out:
Activist rockers Rise Against are back with another Rock Pick of the Week for "Make It Stop (September's Child) from the album "Endgame". MTV has nominated Rise Against for a VMA for the Best Video With A Message. "Make It Stop (September's Children)" is an important song and video pouring water on the fire of homophobia. The video was directed by Marc Klasfed and highlights the It Gets Better Project. Stop the bullshit bullying!
You can vote for the video here: mtv.com/best-video-with-a-message
Coming off Rise Against's performance at the epic L.A. Rising Festival with Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello & Tim McIlrath of Rise Against have joined forces for The Justice Tour. The tour will bring them to Madison, WI, Cleveland, OH and Flint, MI this September with all profits benefiting The Nation Institute. Tom Morello stated, "This year’s Justice Tour aims to support independent media which is battling the mountain of disinformation and propaganda foisted on the public by right wing media barons. We will also return to the union battlegrounds of the Midwest to help steel the backbone of workers under siege." Tim McIlrath added, “Playing with Tom on the steps of the Capitol building in Madison last February was an inspiring experience. I can’t wait to join him again for such an important cause. Media has become a battleground, and we're out to even the odds.”
The Justice Tour:
September 5th - Madison, WI The Barrymore Theatre (All Ages)
September 6th - Cleveland, OH Grog Shop (All Ages)
September 7th - Flint, MI The Machine Shop (18+)
Rise Against will kick off a European tour on August 10th, then head back to Wisconsin for The Justice Tour, followed by a stint opening up for Foo Fighters on September 14 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Rise Against at L.A. Rising Festival -Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum -7/30/11
Here's the new ZZ Top track "Flyin' High". ZZ Top have been working on their new album with producer Rick Rubin, and it will be released before the end of the year.
“It sounds and feels like ‘Tres Hombres,’ with a few elements of the ‘Eliminator’ period thrown in,” says Billy Gibbons. “A pretty wide range, from basic blues to slightly more fancy stuff.” ZZ Top recorded at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, California with engineer Dave Sardy (Oasis, Jet). The trio then moved back to Texas, to Foam Box Recordings in Houston, with long-time engineer Joe Hardy. "It was the Sardy and Hardy party," added Gibbons.
It's good to have ZZ Top back with a new track. It is what you would expect from the trio, and I like the sound of it. Hooking up with Rick Rubin on this project has given ZZ Top a new determination and motivation. Check it out:
ZZ Top continue on tour through August and September. ZZ Top's website is currently under construction, so get the dates here.
Papa Roach have released the third track from their latest album "Time For Annihilation", called "No Matter What". The Vacaville, California rockers have had a successful run with this album, getting significant airplay with previous tracks "Kick In The Teeth" and "Burn".
Papa Roach have toured behind the album seemingly for an indefinite time, and they'll be back on the road August 24 in Grand Prairie, Texas as part of the "Rock Allegiance Tour" with Buckcherry and Puddle Of Mudd for multiple dates.