AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will be featured on comedian Jim Breuer’s upcoming rock album.
Breuer said Johnson was ready to record as soon as he walked into the studio. Johnson refused to wear headphones and only wanted a mic in front of him to make it seem like he was performing live.
Breuer said about the album:
“I think the music is going to be very respectable. I think it’s going to surprise most people. I think the hard rock, metal world will embrace [it], where many other people who thought it was going to be really funny will think, ‘Oh, he really wasn’t that funny in it. He wrote some real songs.’ So, I don’t know what to expect from it, but it’s definitely hard rock and metal for my generation.”
Rob Caggiano of Volbeat is producing the album and playing the guitar.
Avenged Sevenfold released a teaser trailer for their upcoming DVD, “This Is Bat Country.”
Lead singer M. Shadows said the DVD will feature footage from the band’s shows around the globe over the past five years. Shadows said they would be filming some of their bigger shows including one in Mexico City.
The band’s last studio album was 2013’s “Hail To The King” which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard chart.
The Rolling Stones played a surprise show in LA last night which included playing ‘Sticky Fingers’ in its entirety. Earlier this year, the band threw the idea of playing the album in its entirety around, being unsure of how it would resonate with audiences.
The Rolling Stones are getting ready to go on their Zip Code tour across North America this summer, including a stop in Kansas City on June 27.
Maria Brink from In This Moment appears as a guest vocalist on Papa Roach’s song “Gravity” which released on their newest album F.E.A.R. and recently joined Papa Roach on stage at a show in Moline, Il to perform a live debut of the song.
This will probably happen more often later this year, seeing as In This Moment will be joining Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch on tour this fall. Both bands will also be at Rockfest in Kansas City May 30.
Foo Fighters served as David Letterman’s last ever musical guest on May 20, which makes sense because Foo Fighers are Letterman’s favorite band. The band played a live rendition of “Everlong” as a video tribute to Letterman’s 33-year career played over the top of it.
A new study showed Nickelback has more intelligent lyrics than other popular rock bands including the Foo Fighters and Linkin Park.
The study looked at the Flesch-Kincaid Index which determines reading difficulty. Song lyrics were put into the index and given an average grade level.
Nickelback had the highest rating out of seven rock acts with a score of 3.3. The next six bands were Linkin Park (3.2), Seether (2.78), Foo Fighters (2.62), Three Days Grace (2.46), Shinedown (2.38) and Avenged Sevenfold (2.25).
Three Days Grace’s song “The Good Life” had the lowest grade level of all the songs tested with 0.8.
The highest ranking number one song from the past 10 years was Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Dani California” with a level of 5.5.