Rockfest 2015 Lineup Announced

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In case you hate videos, here’s the schedule:

 

Monster Energy Stage Harley Davidson Stage
Rob Zombie – 9:40pm Anthrax – 8:55pm
Volbeat – 7:55pm In This Moment – 7:25pm
Papa Roach – 6:25pm Nothing More – 5:55pm
Tech N9ne – 5:05pm Motionless in White – 4:35pm
Halestorm – 3:45pm We Are Harlot – 3:15pm
All That Remains – 2:35pm Otherwise – 2:05pm
Pretty Reckless – 1:25pm Crobot – 12:55pm
Sidewise – 12:00pm

Soundgarden Heading Into the Studio, New Album Slated for 2016

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayill has revealed the band will start work on their seventh album in the coming weeks.

The follow-up to 2012 comeback King Animal is expected next year – although very little detail has been established.

Thayill tells the Sydney Morning Herald:

‘No studio has been chosen and no songs are written yet. We’ll spend a month or more working on it – it’s definitely going to happen.’

He adds that he ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if the band reunite with producer Adam Kasper, who worked on King Animal with them.

Discussing their approach to songwriting, Thayill says:

‘Soundgarden has always written its own rules. We aren’t a meta-rock band that write rock songs about rock. We do our own thing – and that’s what works for us.

‘We don’t write radio hits. You can’t dance to our songs. And that’s why we are Soundgarden.’

Soundgarden are taking part in this year’s Soundwave touring festival in Australia. Their last release was rarities collection Echo Of Miles in November.

Jimmy Page Shares a Led Zeppelin Cover by Some Kids

Well, not just any kids: The Louisville Leopard Percussionists have received a huge Facebook endorsement for their xylophone-driven run through a series of Led Zeppelin classics.

Page shared the link out to his 1.6 million followers:

 

Def Leppard Not Playing New Music For Summer Tour

Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott said the band will absolutely not play new music during their upcoming tour with Styx and Tesla.

Elliott doesn’t want poor quality versions put on YouTube.  He wants fans to hear the songs for the first time when they are completed and not a crappy version from an iPhone.

He also shot down any chance of the three bands performing together.

The 48 city trek begins June 23rd in Tampa, Florida and ends October 4th in Bismarck, North Dakota.

 

A Little More Noise: Stewart Copeland Jams with Neil Peart, Members of Tool, Vertical Horizon & SOUTH PARK [VIDEO]

Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland is known to host some epic jams at his Super Grove studio, but a recent session might come close to topping them all.

In a video posted Monday, Copeland is joined by Rush drummer Neil Peart, Tooldrummer Danny Carey, South Park co-creator Matt Stone and Vertical Horizonfrontman Matt Scannell, all working together on a jazzy track called “A Little More Noise.”

The clip kicks off with Pert asking his co-conspirators if they’d like to make “a little more noise” and then Pert and Carey launch into the rhythms, eventually filled in by Copeland on guitar, Scannell on bass, Stone on percussion and Pert’s words echoing in the background.

On the video’s YouTube page, Copeland explains that a few days later more musicians came by to fill in horns and eventually the piano came as an afterthought.

Copeland’s Super Grove jams have been going on since 2008, as Rolling Stonereports, when the Police reunion tour ended. He’s played with Ben Harper,Primus‘ Larry LaLonde and Les ClaypoolSystem of a Down‘s Serj TankianTaylor Hawkins of Foo FightersSnoop Dogg as “Snoop Lion” and many more in this time.

Watch the video here:

 

Jon Bon Jovi a ‘Dozen Songs In’ to New Album

Jon Bon Jovi is working on new music.  The Bon Jovi frontman has revealed that he has about “a dozen” songs in the works for the new project, according to People magazine.

Bon Jovi shared the news during Fashion Week while he was curating a show at the Kenneth Cole clothing store in the Soho section of Manhattan.  He added that he had been in the studio “all day working on the new record.”

“I walked here from the studio,” he said.

The singer added that the new music he’s working on has been inspired by events in the news.  “I just read the paper, it gives you an opportunity to write something,” he explained.  “It’s early but I’m about a dozen songs in.  I feel good.”

Jimmy Page to Host Live Event for ‘Physical Graffiti’ Reissue, Release Box Set of Film Compositions

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will be on hand on Thursday, February 19, for a special playback event of the group’s seminal album, Physical Graffiti, to be held at Olympic Studios in London, in celebration of the upcoming deluxe reissue of the album.  The site was chosen to host the event because portions of Physical Graffiti were recorded at the studio.

The deluxe edition of the reissue will be played in full, and Page will participate in a special fan Q&A session that will follow the playback.  The whole event, which starts at 2 p.m. ET, will be streamed live online at Yahoo! Live, and also will be viewable via the Yahoo Screen app.  The Physical Graffiti reissue will be released on February 24.

In other news, a compilation collecting material from the film soundtracks Page has composed is set for release.

Sound Tracks by Jimmy Page — a special edition box set — will combine compositions for the films Lucifer Rising andDeath Wish II along with additional archival material and never-before-heard tracks.

“The archive material and work included here serve as an illustration of the ongoing process at the time of these two projects,” Page wrote on his website.

The package also includes a 36-page booklet containing written track-by-track insight from Page. The set, which will be released on March 6, is available for pre-order on his website.