Record Store Day 2015 is April 18, and Dave Grohl is now following in Jack White and Chuck D’s footsteps as the official leader of activities for Record Store Day. Along with the announcement, he recorded this video discussing the first record he ever bought and how that inspired him to be in a band.
The Legend of the Seagullmen is the name of a wacky nautical-themed supergroup featuring Mastodon frontman Brent Hinds and Tool drummer Danny Carey, as well as OFF!’s Dimitri Coats and movie director Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who, Jonah Hex), who serves as the project’s producer.
Two songs from the Seagullmen — ‘The Deep-Sea Diver’ and ‘Ships Wreck’ — have been released through the band’s website and are streaming below.
It’s unclear whether this is merely a one-off collaboration or something that’ll go on for a while, but with Tool’s new studio album stuck in developmental hell, Carey certainly has some free time on his hands.
Here’s a link to the two songs the band has already released, again no word on any Seagulmenn future plans
Ozzy Osbourne will have to pay $27,400 to have an infestation of bats removed from his home.
It’s not what you think. Ozzy isn’t hoarding an evil army of bats, or even keeping them for consumption at a later date. Turns out that bats are all protected in the UK and Ozzy wants to build some apartments. So he’s gotta take care of these bats.
The bats have been living there since May but Ozzy finally got permission to have them removed. He still has to get a license before they can be removed. Maybe the bats knew he was the Prince of Darkness and decided to make the barn on his property their home knowing it would be a huge hassle. It’s not like Ozzy can go all himself on the bats and start chomping, because then he’d be in a lot of trouble under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
If Ozzy had them removed illegally he would be facing a fine up to $7,600 per bat or a 6 month jail sentence. All of this is so un-metal!
You don’t have to suffer through awards shows anymore because all the best parts are online immediately after happening.
Here are the only three things you need to see:
AC/DC OPEN THE SHOW WITH “ROCK OR BUST” AND “HIGHWAY TO HELL”
MASTODON TOTALLY EFFS WITH THE RED CARPET REPORTERS
ELO PERFORM “EVIL WOMAN” AND “MR. BLUE SKY”
Foo Fighters played the Austin City Limits stage this past weekend as one of the final acts of the season. The hour-long set included nine songs, ranging from Sonic Highways material and all their other hits.
“Times Like These”
“The Feast and the Famine”
“What Did I Do?/God as My Witness” (with Gary Clark Jr.)
“Tuff Enuff” (with Gary Clark Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan)
“I’ll Stick Around”
“Best of You”
Slash surprised the audience of Conan’s show after joining him and Jeff Bridges for a little jam session Thursday night (February 5). Jeff Bridges was on the show to promote his new Sleeping with Jeff album.
During a show in London on January 23 during Korn and Slipknot’s UK tour, Slipknot joined Korn on stage to cover “Sabotage” by Beastie Boys. Professionally shot footage of the performance has now been released.
After landing a million dollar record deal with Sony last year, 13-year old metal band Unlocking the Truth opened up for Marilyn Manson this past weekend in Pennsylvania. During the show, Manson joined them on stage to perform “The Beautiful People.” Check out the video from the show.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong landed a role in the upcoming movie, “Like Sunday, Like Rain”which will be released March 13th.
The plot follows a woman who cares for a 12-year-old cello prodigy. Armstrong plays a troubled boyfriend.
The movie won several awards at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
Armstrong will also be in the movie, “Geezer” which is out later this year. His character is a 40-year-old husband and man who goes through a mid-life crisis and finds out his ex-girlfriend and former bandmates have moved on with their lives.
The Offspring have now released their first new song since 2012’s album Days Go By. Their currently untitled new album is set to be released later this year, and The Offspring is expected to announce new tour dates for this year as well.
For now, listen to their new song “Coming For You.”