Need a pick-me-up to help you get through your day? AC/DC has your back with their new video for “Rock the Blues Away” off their latest album, Rock or Bust. Enjoy!
Lead singer Joe Elliott has revealed that they are done recording the follow-up to 2008′s Songs from the Sparkle Lounge.
Opening up his radio show this week, Elliott said,
‘Yes, I do sound very jolly, don’t I?! I’m jolly because we have finished the new album. Yes, well, apart from the mixing of it. We have sung our last word, played our last solo, hit our last drum. It’s done!’
Towards the end of 2014, Elliott said that the new songs sound like
‘what Leppard should be doing at our age as well. It’s a bit more…I don’t wanna say ‘mature’ — that’s the worst word you could ever say. But it’s certainly not a childish record.’ He also added that
‘there’s a lot of cool stuff which is a lot more musical, if you like, and a lot more experimental, if you want, without being jazz or anything like that.’
Other than saying it will be out “later this year,” Elliott didn’t offer any details about when it will be available. However, last month he suggested that it will arrive when they have completed their upcoming tours. He told VH1 Radio’s Dave Basner that they were not going to perform any of their new songs yet because they didn’t want people to first hear them via “cheap, horrible versions on YouTube done on iPhones? No. No way.”
They will be going on tour with Styx and Tesla later this summer. Get tickets here for their show at The Starlight Theater in KC on August 11.
While you were watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, Violent Femmes were recording their first new song in 15 years, which they just revealed today.
The band plans to include the song on their forthcoming EP. Stream it below.
Think your band has ‘made it’? Think again. Metallica has their own touring washing machine! If you’ve ever wondered why they look so damn good on stage, wonder no more. When their clothes are clean, they feel confident enough to play some of their lesser-known songs like “Dryer’s Eve” or “Until it Spins”.
— Kirk Hammett (@KirkHammett) February 27, 2015
Pantera responded to the unknown band who vandalized the grave of late guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Pantera asked everyone to show respect to the guitarist and his grave.
They are disgusted by what happened and called the cops.
A band who uses the social media handle, “crustyplague” spit on Dimebag’s grave, wrote a homophobic slur and stole a pair of cowboy boots that were placed on the grave.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl stopped one of their shows in Australia last week to give a blind fan a drum stick.
The fan was in the front row and had a sign that read “drum stick for a blind guy plz.”
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|
“Break Stuff” is basically George Costanza’s anthem anyway.
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.
Recorded live for the BBC. Check it out: