The trailer for a documentary about Wisconsin’s Smart Studios features some famous faces like Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan, and producer/Garbage founder Butch Vig.
Each of them share stories about how the studio became the birthplace of albums like Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, Smashing Pumpkins’ “Gish” and Fall Out Boy’s “Take This to Your Grave”.
“The Smart Studios Story” is seeking funds on Kickstarter and so far, it has gotten $25,000 in pledges. It has a way to go before it reaches its $120,000 goal by March 30th.
If the funding happens, the documentary will tell the story of how Vig and fellow Garbage-member Steve Marker founded Smart Studios and closed its doors for good in 2010. Artists who sat for interviews in the doc include Shirley Manson, L7’s Donita Sparks, Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, as well as members of Killdozer, Die Kreuzen, Bongzilla, Young Fresh Fellows and more.
By the way , there are rewards for people who help with the funding. Rewards include dinner with Vig and Marker, autographed posters and various skull caps. If all goes as planned, the doc would be out by October 2015.
Metallica, Motörhead, Corey Taylor and Tenacious D are among the artists set to appear on a Ronnie James Dio tribute album. “This Is Your Life” drops March 31st.
The set features cover versions of songs by the late heavy metal frontman, who passed away from cancer in 2010.
The album will raise money for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund and was produced by his manager and wife Wendy Dio.
Other artists on the album include Scorpions, Anthrax, Rob Halford and Killswitch Engage.
The album closes with Dio himself performing a piano-accompanied version of “This Is Your Life”, which was originally featured on the 1996 album, “Angry Machines”.
FULL TRACK LISTING:
‘Neon Knights’ – Anthrax
‘The Last In Line’ – Tenacious D
‘The Mob Rules’ – Adrenaline Mob
‘Rainbow In The Dark’ – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
‘Straight Through The Heart’ – Halestorm
‘Starstruck’ – Motörhead with Biff of Saxon
‘Temple Of The King’ – Scorpions
‘Egypt (The Chains Are On)’ – Doro
‘Holy Diver’ – Killswitch Engage
‘Catch the Rainbow’ – Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren
‘I’ – Jimmy Bain, Oni Logan, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy
‘Man On The Silver Mountain’ – Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren
‘Ronnie Rising Medley’ (featuring ‘A Light in the Black’, ‘Tarot Woman’, ‘Stargazer’, ‘Kill the King’) – Metallica
‘This Is Your Life’ – Dio
Linkin Park are releasing a new album this summer. The band is telling fans to “expect the unexpected”. Judging from this track called “Guilty All The Same” it’s a throwback to their early nu-metal sound. Listen for yourself.