Another Rock on the Talks Roundup kicks off with Primus, who stopped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Feb. 9 to perform 'Lee Van Cleef' from their latest album 'Green Naugahyde,' and their classic track 'Jerry Was A Racecar Driver':
Josh Stone and her SuperHeavy bandmate Dave Stewart stopped by the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) to perform 'Landlord' a track from her latest solo album 'LP1,' released last year. Stone co-wrote and co-produced the album with Eurythmics co-founder, David Stewart, and the album was put together in just six days. I just love her vocal prowess, she never fails to impress. She also sat down with Ferguson for a lengthly interview.
One of Conan O'Brien's favorites, Sacramento, California's Cake stopped by Conan on Feb. 16 to perform their latest single 'Mustache Man.'
Lenny Kravitz made a stop on E!'s "Chelsea Lately' to talk about his biracial heritage, admits he has to pass all of his dates by his daughter and flirts a bit with Chelsea.
Puscifer performed a couple of songs on the Feb. 16th episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' Check out 'Telling Ghosts' and 'Toma' from the band's album 'Conditions of My Parole'
Joss Stone wants Mick Jagger and her SuperHeavy bandmates to perform with her at next year’s Olympics in London
Joss Stone is trying to persuade Sir Mick Jagger and her bandmates in SuperHeavy to perform with her at next year's London Olympics. SuperHeavy features Jagger and Stone as well as Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Damian Marley and A. R. Rahman. She said: "It's an exciting project but it is so hard to get everybody together in one place. But the Olympics would be great, the perfect idea. I'll ask him."
Mick recently said while he loves working with Joss, he finds her "annoying" because she never stops singing. He said: "She sings all the time, even when she's speaking. She's very funny, but can be slightly annoying after a while, and I have to tell her to shut up, 'Shut up Joss'.
"I do boss the others, but in a way that they don't even know because I'm being so nice. But they also tell me to sod off and be quiet as well so it works both ways, you have to be ready for that." The band members actually all get along great, and let's hope this does happen, because the window of opportunity for some live performance of SuperHeavy could close quickly, with the possible Rolling Stones 50th Reunion Toiur coming.
The Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards were held Wednesday night (Nov. 9) at the world-famous Roundhouse in Camden, England and there were many highlights. Guitar legend Jeff Beck was awarded the highest accolade of the evening, The Living Legend Award. Presented by Roger Taylor from Queen, the announcement was met with a standing ovation from a room full of his peers. Previous winners of this coveted award include Rush, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop.
Jeff then took to the stage for a performance with guests Joss Stone (now in SuperHeavy) and The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde for a unique never-to-be-seen-again performance. Beck commented on his award, stating: "It's a bit overblown, it's a bit over the top, I am me and I am never going to forget who I am and I am glad I am rooted on the ground and my mum would never have tolerated that rubbish."
Fans voted Queen's reissues package of five albums the best reissues of the year, fighting off competition from The Who's "Live at Leeds" and David Bowie's "Station to Station" deluxe.
"It's a very nice surprise to me," Queen guitarist Brian May told BBC 6 Music. "You do beaver away on these projects and a lot of time and effort went into this and you think will anyone actually notice how brilliant they are and appreciate them and the good news is they do."
When asked how he felt about being host of the 2011 Roll Of Honour Gene Simmons said: 'A privilege and an honour wouldn't cover it. For me this will be a memory of a lifetime. Signed by the God Of Thunder."
The Living Legend Award (sponsored by Orange Amplification)
Event Of The Year
Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live Tour'
Breakthrough Act Of The Year (sponsored by Universal Music)
Black Country Communion
The Spirit Of Prog (sponsored by EMI)
The Innovator Award (sponsored by Rimowa)
Musicians' Union Maestro Award
Tommy Vance Inspiration award
Classic Songwriter (sponsored by Fender)
Manic Street Preachers
Outstanding Contribution (sponsored by Monitor Audio)
Metal Guru Award (sponsored by Mascot Label Group)
Classic Album Award (sponsored by Ear Music)
The Who's 'Quadrophenia'
VIP Award (sponsored by currencies.co.uk)
Best New Band (sponsored by Kraken)
Also nominated: Rival Sons, Von Hertzen Brothers, Saint Jude, The Treatment, Wolf People.
Album Of The Year (sponsored by Eagle Vision)
Michael Monroe for 'Sensory Overdrive'
Also nominated: Alter Bridge - ABIII, Black Country Communion 2, Black Spiders - Sons of the North, Black Stone Cherry - Between the Devil., Foo Fighters - Wasting light, Graveyard - Hisingen Blues, Jeff Beck - Rock 'n' Roll Party, Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl, Journey - Eclipse, Motorhead - The World is Yours, Rival Sons - Pressure And Time, Whitesnake - Forevermore.
Re-issue Of The Year (sponsored by Alchemy)
Queen 'Re-Issues' package of their five albums
Also nominated: David Bowie - Staion to Station Deluxe, Deep Purple - Come Taste the Band 35th Anniversary, Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink Deluxe, King Crimson Reissues, Pearl Jam - Vs/Vitalogy Deluxe, QOTSA - Rated R Deluxe, Bruce Springsteen - The Promise The Edge of Town Story, The Who - Live at Leeds 40th
Anniversary Deluxe, Thin Lizzy Reissues
Lemmy for 'Lemmy'
Also nominated: AC/DC Liver at River Plate, Black Sabbath Classic Albums: Paranoid, The Rolling Stones - Ladies and Gentlemen, Deep Purple - Phoenix Rising, The Big 4 Live From Sofia, Bulgaria.
Band Of The Year (sponsored by Live Nation)
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: