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24 May

Whenever a major rock band like Stone Temple Pilots plays a radio festival, there are several risks the band takes that could jeopardize the whole night: Sound problems, the crowd being unfamiliar with the band’s music, annoying DJs trying to steal the spotlight. Stone Temple Pilots didn’t encounter any of these issues as they displayed one of their most solid performances yet Sunday night at the MMR-B-Q 2010 in Camden, NJ. Playing their second consecutive radio festival (the band played DC101′s Chili Cookoff on Saturday), Stone Temple Pilots played a seventeen song set to the near capacity crowd at the Susquehanna Bank Center.

Opening with powerful fan favorites “Vasoline”, “Wicked Garden”, and “Crackerman”, Stone Temple Pilots delicately balanced the set infusing it with new songs like “Between The Lines” and “Hickory Dichotomy” (the two most well received new songs off of their upcoming self-titled album) before playing radio hit singles like “Big Empty” and “Sour Girl.” Though he’s performed these songs countless times, Scott Weiland’s ability to sing and move on stage as if the band was on their first ever tour makes him such an excellent performer. Whatever is his new vice, he should stick to it. The DeLeo Brothers, who never seem to miss a note, continue to be masters of their instruments (Robert on bass, Dean on guitar). Last night’s show could’ve been recorded for a live release as it was nearly flawless. The biggest surprise is that drummer Eric Kretz sounds his best ever, especially on “Lounge Fly” and “Tumble In The Rough,” the latter of which has only recently returned to the band’s setlist after several years off.

Before ending the first set, Alice in Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell (who performed earlier in the evening with his band) joined Stone Temple Pilots onstage to play “Sex Type Thing.” Though the song stands strong on its own, Cantrell seemed to rejuvenate a nearly twenty year old classic hit. Prior to closing with “Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart”, Stone Temple Pilots began the encore by inviting a lucky fan to come up and sing the intro of “Dead and Bloated” into Weiland’s famed megaphone. The only complaint of the show was that it didn’t last longer. An announcement on STP’s late summer tour is coming soon and the band would be remiss to not return to the area.

Stone Temple Pilots self-titled new album comes out Tuesday May 25th. Find out how you can win it here

Wicked Garden
Between The Lines
Hickory Dichotomy
Big Empty
Sour Girl
Interstate Love Song
Huckleberry Crumble
Tumble in the Rough
Lounge Fly
Sex Type Thing (with Jerry Cantrell)

Dead & Bloated
Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart

02 Jul
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Click play to listen to “A Looking In View”

Alice in Chains, the last great grunge band, has a new album Black Gives Way To Blue coming out on September 29th. Because they’re so awesome, they’ve posted a brand new song online for you to download (at “A Looking In View,” the new track is exactly what you’d expect from Alice in Chains in 2009. It sounds like modern rock yet still feels like grunge. There’s a video that accompanies the song and you can watch it at the band’s site (or scroll down below).

Check out what Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell says about the new track: “The song basically speaks to any number of things that keep you balled up inside. A cell of our own making with an unlocked door that we choose to remain in. Focusing our attention inward instead of reaching out to a much larger world. I think this is common to us all. It’s funny how hard we fight to hang on to a bone we can’t pull through a hole in the fence, or how difficult it is to put down the bag of bricks and move on.”

Alice in Chains has also lined up a late summer tour starting August 1st at Marlay Park in Dublin and wrapping up at The Fillmore in San Francisco on September 28th (Maybe they’ll film this one for a DVD?). Before the tour, on July 18th, Alice In Chains will be sharing the stage with Kid Rock at Comerica Park in Detroit. Other important dates on the tour include August 2 show at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, a sold-out show August 4th at London’s Scala and KROQ’s first-ever Epicenter concert at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA with Tool and Linkin Park. Tickets will go onsale Friday July 10th.

Black Gives Way To Blue is the band’s first new studio release in more than 10 years and first with singer/guitarist William Duvall. The album was recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and Henson Studios in Hollywood.

Tour dates are as follows (additional shows to be confirmed):

Date City Venue
July 18 Detroit, MI Comerica Park (with Kid Rock)
Aug 1 Dublin, IE Marlay Park
Aug 2 Stevenage, GB Knebworth House – Sonisphere
Aug 4 London, GB Scala
August 6 Cologne, DE Essigfabrik
August 8 Berlin, DE Columbia Club
August 10 Hamburg, DE Grunspan
August 12 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
August 22 Pomona, CA Epicenter
Sept. 4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sept. 5 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Sept. 7 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sept. 8 New York, NY The Fillmore
Sept. 15 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Sept. 16 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Sept. 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Sept. 20 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Sept. 21 Minneapolis, MN First Ave
Sept. 26 Portland, OR Roseland Grill
Sept. 28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

15 Apr
JC WD beard trim

Alice in Chains have finally finished recording their first new album in over a decade and their first with new singer William Duvall. Duvall and guitarist Jerry Cantrell grew beards during the recording process and have finally shaved it all off as you can see in the picture. According to the band’s website, you can expect the new album in the fall. This will be an album actually worth buying!

11 Aug

Ozzfest 2008 this year was one day long and it took place on Saturday in Dallas, Texas. Hell Yeah, Sevendust, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian of System Of A Down, Drowning Pool, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica played. Metallica debuted a new song (Yeah, I gots the video for ya’ll) and I think kicked a lot of ass. There was also an allstar tribute to Dimebag Darrell with Jamey Jasta from Hatebreed, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Pearl Aday of.. Pearl Aday, King Diamond, and Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains (I gots the video for that too, homes). Enjoy the pics (from other peoples flickr accounts) and the videos (from youtube). Haha, I’m stealin from the poor and giving to the poor.. like Robin “Lives in the” Hood.

All Star Tribute to Dimebag Darrell – Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)

Metallica – Cyanide

Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

Metallica – Fade to Black

Metallica – Seek and Destroy

Metallica – Harvester of Sorrow

Metallica – Sanitarium

Metallica – One

Metallica – Mercyful Fate (w/King Diamond)

Metallica – Damage Inc

Metallica – Creeping Death

Drowning Pool – Bodies

Drowning Pool – Step Up


Ozzy Osbourne – War Pigs

Ozzy Osbourne – Mama I’m Coming Home

Ozzy Osbourne – Paranoid

Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears

Ozzy Osbourne – Bark At The Moon

Serj Tankian – The Sky is Falling