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27 Nov
2008

Tom Morello took his “The Nightwatchman” routine onto the Late Night with Conan O Brien show on Monday night. He performed “Whatever It Takes”. You can watch the video below:

27 Nov
2008

Muse is one of the greatest bands in the world. No. REALLY. Lead singer Matt Bellamy said in a fan webchat that he had been working on the untitled composition over a number of years and intends to include it on the trio’s next record.

“As a large percentage of the composition is orchestral, I have never wanted to collaborate with a string arranger as they may make it ‘theirs’.

“So I have been arranging the orchestral elements myself which is taking a long time due to my inexperience with large scale scoring.

“It should hopefully make the next album as the final three tracks.”

Um.. AWESOME!

27 Nov
2008

You might remember the days when concert festivals used to rule and they pretty much made up your summer. You also might’ve noticed that lately they all seem to be waning in awesomeness. The LA Times wrote up a brief piece on why this is happening. Here are some factors:

1. They’re getting expensive. Why are these shows running $100 bucks or more?
2. They all have the same acts.
3. These bands tend to have radius clauses where they can’t play cities near the festival for a long time before and after the event. (::cough cough:: Bamboozle ::cough cough::)

You can check out the rest of the article here.

27 Nov
2008

Scott Weiland was on the Jimmy Kimmel show last night and he performed “Missing Cleveland” off his new album “Happy in Galoshes” as well as “Barbarella” off of his previous solo album “12 Bar Blues”. You can check out the performance below:

27 Nov
2008

So you’re looking to save some money and get some concert tickets this holiday season? You can do so tomorrow at 9AM. We have an offer of “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” tickets on every show that’s onsale at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. To take advantage of this offer, click on the flash calendar we have on the right on the show you want to go to and enter the code: ECONOMICS.

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26 Nov
2008

The Killers were on the Jimmy Kimmel Show on Monday night 11/24 and they played “Human” off of their new album “Day & Age”. Check out the performance here and let us know what you think:

26 Nov
2008

Scott Weiland and his producer/collaborator Doug Green took over the radio waves for about an hour last night on four radio stations: KUFO (Portland), WBCN (Boston), WKRK (KRock Cleveland) and KXTE (Xtreme Radio Las Vegas). Here’s a recap of it and we actually have the whole thing for you (minus the songs they picked to air) to listen to below the recap:

Opening: Cartoon Music, Promo for Weiland, “Missing Cleveland” in full off of “Happy in Galoshes”
DJ: Scott saying that Doug had airplane like breath. Doug blames it on the snacks and cheetos. Scott mentions the radio stations and the info to call in, admits winging it on the call in info.
Song: Silversun Pickups – Well Thought Out Twinkles
Song: The Doors – Love Her Madly
DJ: Scott talks about how much Jim Morrison was a vocal influence on him and how their lines are somewhat similar. Scott says that “Kurt Cobain is the greatest songwriter of our generation” and how much he likes Nirvana.
Song: Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Song: The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
DJ: Scott says that The Undertones are one of his favorite bands of the British punkrock newwave era and how much he likes the song.
Promo for New Album, Commercial
Song: Kid Rock – Cowboy
Commercial
Promo for the Radio Show
Song: Stone Temple Pilots – Hello It’s Late
DJ: Scott says that Doug was there at Jimmy Stewart’s house (where they recorded Shangri-La Dee Da) and how the track actually sounds like the demo of the song they recorded with Doug. Scott talks about how great David Bowie is and a little about the meaning of the next song, Young Americans.
Song: David Bowie – Young Americans
DJ: Scott talks about the making of the next song, Beautiful Day (on the new album), and how he worked on it with his brother Michael (R.I.P.) and Doug. He also mentions playing a few different types of bands with Doug intro-ing them.
Song: Scott Weiland – Beautiful Day
DJ: Doug and Scott talk about a song by the next band, Grandaddy and how influential their music has been on both of them. Doug says that they should play shows with them even though they’re broken up. Maybe somehow they’ll get back together.
Commercial
Song: Grandaddy – Now It’s On
DJ: Scott FINALLY takes a call (I kept calling but they weren’t picking up.. Dang) who asks about STP and the new album. Scott says that the band’s writing songs and how they wrote a Christmas song. He also mentions about some songs they wrote on the road (unlike previous tours) and how “the music’s heading into a new direction”. He also says that the band will only be playing a few shows here and there until they can get their record situation straightened out and thanks the caller who thanks him back.
Song: Scott Weiland – Paralysis
DJ: Scott and Doug thank all the stations part of the show. Then Scott says that Guns N Roses’s “Appetite for Destruction” is one of his favorite albums and how it’s the Sex Pistols of his generation. “Welcome To The Jungle” was also his summer where he first went out on his own. Scott wishes Axl a lot of luck on the new album and says that he loves the GNR guys and signs off.
Song: Guns N Roses – Welcome To The Jungle

Listen:

26 Nov
2008

In what first started out as a band “chatroom” on No Doubt’s website the other day, it appears as though the band is ready to play together again. Gwen Stefani who’s been busying being a mother and pop star has apparently decided to help out her friends again. The other three guys in the band will be very grateful this Thanksgiving. It’s also been confirmed that No Doubt will be headlining the 2nd night of the Bamboozle Festival 2009 on May 3rd, 2009. Fall Out Boy will be headlining the 1st night, May 2nd. This is good news for all you teenie kids out there; you can go to this show with your older brother or sister! yay for family unity.

25 Nov
2008

Scott Weiland was on the Kevin and Bean Show on KROQ 106.7 yesterday morning. Scott talked about having a security alarm problem at his house, doing a ton of promo for the new album “Happy in Galoshes”, (“I probably haven’t work this hard since ‘Core’”), picking singles in Stone Temple Pilots (overcoming the popularity of “Plush”) and more. Check out the interview by clicking on the flash button below:

Weiland on Kevin and Bean 11/24/08

25 Nov
2008

There had been a lot of rumors and some bad reporting about Velvet Revolver no longer being on RCA Records. No one had any real confirmation of anything until now. Thanks to the people at MSOPR, we finally have a press release with the final details:

DATE: NOVEMBER 25, 2008

FROM: KRISTINE ASHTON-MAGNUSON/MITCH SCHNEIDER
VELVET REVOLVER AND RCA END THEIR PARTNERSHIP

Finding the new lead singer for VELVET REVOLVER is a formidable task, and the remaining members knew this would be the case when they dismissed their former singer, Scott Weiland. So in June 2008, SLASH, DUFF MCKAGAN, MATT SORUM and DAVE KUSHNER approached RCA Records and asked to be released from their recording contract, as they felt they needed to have complete freedom to go through whatever process it would take to accomplish the goal…freedom from any timelines, pressures, influences or interests other than finding THE best guy. RCA Records honored the band’s request.

Carl Stubner, the band’s manager, says: “We’re incredibly grateful to RCA and Ashley Newton for their passion and hard work and for the success they achieved with Velvet Revolver through the band’s first two records. The band is thankful that RCA understood the task at hand and has allowed the band to continue on their own.” Stubner added: “This band is comprised of some of the greatest rock musicians of the past three decades. They have built a brand with a solid foundation on a global level. And their sole focus has been, and continues to be, finding the singer/songwriter who will stand alongside them.”