Posts Tagged ‘music’

Iced Earth back in business with The Judas Goat

Iced Earth are set to start work on a new album after mainman Jon Schaffer’s recovery from neck surgery.

Weiland: I worked hard to repair my reputation

Scott Weiland says he hasn’t done heroin in 13 years and insists he’s worked hard to repair his reputation with fans and colleagues.

Trent Reznor’s mansion could be yours.. for $4.5m

Trent Reznor’s Beverley Hills mansion is for sale for a cool $4.5million.

On the Charts: Shawn Mendes Climbs Vine to Number One

The music industry landscape is constantly shifting as CD sales and downloads are being forced out by streams and YouTube views and  a new report says that Spotify is worth more than every major label combined . Even the mediums in which artists are discovered are changing as, for the first time, a singer who became famous from Vine has landed a Number One album on the Billboard 200. Shawn Mendes, the 16-year-old who gained a huge following recording cover songs on the app in 2013, debuted atop the charts with his first major label LP Handwritten . Spotify Re-Ranks Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs List Mendes’ collection of original songs sold 119,000 total units – a combination of traditional album sales, track equivalent album sales and streaming equivalent album sales – to make the singer the youngest artist to land at Number One since fellow Canadian Justin Bieber did it in May 2010 with My World 2.0 , Billboard reports . Mendes’ feat is an amalgamation of how success in the music industry has changed in the 21st century.

Kirk Hammett Lost 250 Potential Metallica Riffs

Leading up to working on a new Metallica LP, guitarist Kirk Hammett started the habit of recording his song ideas onto his iPhone. By a certain point, he’d amassed what he estimated to be 250 riffs, but then about six months ago – to use his words from a recent interview with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta (via Blabbermouth ) – “something very unfortunate happened.” He lost the phone. Worse yet, he’d never backed it up. Metallica Kick Off Reissue Project With Early Demo Tape “When it happened, I was bummed out for about two or three days,” he said in the interview, which was part of Jasta’s podcast

Dead Daisies engage in Revolución

Revolución is the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled debut. The band now feature former Motley Crue singer John Corabi, Guns N’ Roses pairing Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed on guitar and keyboards, guitarist David Lowy, bass player Marco Mendoza — who’s previously played with Thin Lizzy and Ted Nugent — and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne).

Exclusive: stream Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires’ new single

Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires have announced details of a new single – and you can listen to it exclusively on!

Incubus, Deftones join forces for joint headlining trek

Veteran alt-rockers Incubus will join forces with long-time peers and alt-metal outfit Deftones for a summer arena tour across the U.S. More news: Incubus , Deftones

Hear Dave Grohl and Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Jam a Hardcore Rager

The debut album from the punk and metal supergroup Teenage Time Killers will feature appearances by a dizzying number of guests, including current and former members of Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Dead Kennedys, Fear, Minor Threat and others. “Hung Out to Dry” – the gritty, breakneck-paced first track to come off the album, titled Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – features Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe on lead vocals, Dave Grohl playing bass and Blatant Disarray frontman Mike Schaefer on guitar. The 20-song record, whose track and guest list is below, is due out July 31st

Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff Will ‘Do America’ on Joint Summer Tour

Charli XCX  and Bleachers ‘ Jack Antonoff are bringing their inventive, colorful pop across America in a co-headlining jaunt dubbed the Charli and Jack Do America Tour. The duo announced the summer run with a fun announcement video featuring the pair discussing Antonoff’s phobia of getting sick on the road before Charli reveals that she has strep throat. “I love Charli,” Antonoff said in a statement about the tour, which will also feature newcomer BØRNS  as opener. “I love what she does with pop music, how she makes it bizarre.

De La Soul Tease New Album With ‘God It,’ Featuring Nas

De La Soul have teamed with Nas for a jazz-inflected new track titled, “God It.” Although the hip-hop trio is currently working on a new record with planned appearances by Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz and Little Dragon, they’re saying the track is just a fun one-off. Nas’ Guide to 10 Key Tracks From Hip-Hop’s Eighties Golden Age “While busy at work, we also like to play,” the group wrote in a statement. “This song is not on the new album, but an indication of good music to come. The song was produced by G_Force and you may recognize our featured guest. We’re still in Atlanta recording and it sounds amazing! We can’t wait to get this new album to you.” The group launched a Kickstarter campaign this past march to fund April studio time for their upcoming eighth LP, And the Anonymous Nobody

Jewel and Thompson Square Bring Country Color to Blues Traveler Album

Decades after defining their distinctive blues-tinged, pop-rock sound, Blues Traveler are stretching their boundaries with a new album that includes collaborations with, among other artists, two high-profile country acts. John Popper on Hanson’s Fat Joke, Emma Stone’s Tribute On the iconic band’s newly-released Blow Up the Moon , Jewel joins lead singer John Popper on “Hearts Are Still Alive,” an aching meditation on lost love spun over a heavy, power-ballad beat. Thompson Square are featured on two tracks. “Matador” opens with a Spanish guitar intro that gives way to another slow-tempo spectacle

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