Shawn Rock spoke to Butch Vig on March 19th, 2014 about the new Smart Studios documentary directed by Wendy Schneider. It’s a feature length documentary about the legendary recording facility, Smart Studios, and the Midwest link to American rock history.
Here’s the Soundcloud with extra tracks from Smart Studio bands from L7, Killdozer, & Nirvana.
The Black Keys are back, and with a little help from Mike Tyson, and a series of creepy YouTube videos, the Keys have announced the title and release date for their new album: Turn Blue, due May 13.
On Friday afternoon, Tyson tweeted a link to a mysterious YouTube clip. At the very end of the clip, Turn Blue, a “special new album by rock musicians the Black Keys” is advertised, along with the May 13 date.
The first single from Turn Blue, a track called “Fever” will be released today at 2:30p Monday March 24th.
HELLYEAH has released a new webisode talking about their upcoming album “Blood For Blood” which will be out June 9. They also give a little sneak at a new music video. Catch them at RC McGraws on May 31.
Chevelle’s new album La Gargola comes out April 1, and just a couple weeks away from release day, the band has released another new song to give us an extra taste of what we should expect. Take a listen to their new song “Hunter Eats Hunter.”
Metallica played a new song in South America last weekend. Now they’ve really let Metallicats have it with a studio demo version.
Check it out:
Here’s the live version…fan shot:
Zakk Wylde’s guitar has been stolen– it’s the distinctive black-and-white bull’s eye guitar that’s his signature instrument.
Wylde played a set as part of the Experience Hendrix tour in Chicago Friday and put the guitar on his bus, then went back inside to watch the rest of the show. His leather vest and his guitar were gone when he got back.
Surveillance footage shows three men entering the bus after Wylde’s tour manager forgot to lock the door.
Wylde says his tour manager feels “beyond horrendous beyond embarrassed.”
The guitar is one of two with the bull’s eye paint job and Wylde estimates it’s worth $10,000.
Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott was found dead in her New York City apartment yesterday. She was found hanged to death and didn’t leave a suicide note. The fashion designer was 49.
She had been dating Mick Jagger since 2001.
According to police, L’Wren Scott’s body was found by her assistant, hanging from a scarf on a doorknob. Preliminary reports suggested a suicide and foul play wasn’t suspected. A medical examiner will determine a cause of death.
According to the New York Daily News, Scott texted her assistant around 8:30 a.m. asking her to come over. The assistant found her a short time later.
L’Wren was known for dressing celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Michelle Obama, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
She started her career as a model, working with designers like Chanel and Thierry Mugler, among others. She then started working as a stylist, collaborating with Liz Taylor and Karl Lagerfeld. She launched her first collection, Little Black Dress, in 2006.
Last month, Scott canceled her London Fashion Week show after production delays. Her last red carpet appearance was at the British Fashion Awards 2013 in December.
As for Mick Jagger, he is currently on tour with the Rolling Stones in Australia. A spokesperson said he is “completely shocked and devastated.”
Metallica promised we would get a new song from them on their 2014 tour, along with the chance for fans to choose the setlist for the show. Last night (March 16) Metallica debuted their new song “Lords of Summer” in Colombia. One fan got video of the 8-minute performance.
Led Zeppelin will release a box set featuring the first three albums remastered by Jimmy Page on June 3. In the deluxe version, each disc will have a companion disc that features unreleased music related to that recording session for that album.
This is the first installment in their plan to re-release all nine albums. For details about box set options and to pre-order, click here.
Page said: “The material on the companion discs presents a portal to the time of the recording. It is a selection of work in progress with rough mixes, backing tracks, alternate versions and new material recorded at the time.”
The reissues will be available in these formats:
–Single CD – Remastered album packaged in a gatefold card wallet.
–Deluxe edition (two CDs) – Remastered album, plus a second disc of unreleased companion audio.
–Single LP – Remastered vinyl album, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing. (For example, III will feature the original wheel and die cut holes.)
–Deluxe edition vinyl – Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on vinyl.
–Digital download – Remastered album and companion audio will both be available.
–Super deluxe box set – This includes the remastered album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve, companion audio CD in card wallet, remastered album on vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing, companion vinyl disc, hi-def audio download card of all content, hard bound book with rare and previously unpublished photos and memorabilia, print of the original album cover (the first 30,000 will be individually numbered). Led Zeppelin will also hold a replica of the original Atlantic press kit.
Outkast’s Andre 3000 spent six hours a day playing his guitar as a lefty in order to get ready to play Jimi Hendrix in the new biopic, “Jimi: All Is by My Side”, which is being screened at South by Southwest this week. It comes out in theatres in June.
The film’s producer Danny Bramson said: “I found a really patient teacher and put together a regimen for Andre when he came out to Los Angeles. He sat in a small studio, six hours a day, putting in dedication to play left-handed.”
The producer said that Andre was the movie’s “one and only choice” to play Hendrix.