Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones – aka Them Crooked Vultures – have confirmed November 17 as the release date of their eponymous debut album in the United States and Canada on DGC/Interscope Records. The self-produced 13-song record will feature first single “New Fang” as well as the debut of the studio versions of the material Them Crooked Vultures unveiled at their August 9 debut at Chicagoâ€™s Cabaret Metro and played on a first series of shows throughout a handful of UK and European cities and portions of the eastern U.S.
A string of teaser videos have also been released by the band in anticipation for the November 17 release. Through their YouTube channel, youtube.com/themcrookedvultures, fans have had the chance to preview “Scumbag Blues,” “No One Loves Me & Neither Do I” (studio / animated), “Elephants” as well as the full version of “New Fang.”
The band have also announced the first ever shows in California and the Pacific Northwest: November 17 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, November 19 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, November 21 at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, and November 22 at the Roseland Theater in Portland.
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The complete track listing of Them Crooked Vultures is as follows:
No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
Mind Eraser, No Chaser
Dead End Friends
Interlude With Ludes
Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
Spinning In Daffodils
11-17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern – Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, October 31st at 10am here: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/414414
11-19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater – Tickets go on sale to the public Sunday, November 1st at 10am here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C0043538EBD42C1?artistid=1360584&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
11-21 – Seattle – Paramount – Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, October 31st at 10am here: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=6631020
11-22 – Portland – Roseland Theater – Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, October 31st at 10am here: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS:TWS:PROS09:PROS1122:&linkID=twspok
12-6 Munich – Zenith / Tickets http://www.eventim.de
12-7 Berlin – Columbiahalle / Tickets http://www.eventim.de
12-6 Cologne – Palladium / Tickets http://www.eventim.de
12-10 Plymouth, England – Pavilions / Tickets http://gigsandtours.com
12-11 Portsmouth, England – Guildhall / Tickets http://gigsandtours.com
12-13 Blackpool, England – Empress Ballroom / Tickets http://gigsandtours.com
12-14 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy / Tickets http://gigsandtours.com
12-15 Edinburgh, Scotland – Corn Exchange / Tickets http://gigsandtours.com
12-17 London, England – HMV Hammersmith Apollo / Tickets http://gigsandtours.com
12-18 London, England – HMV Hammersmith Apollo / Tickets http://gigsandtours.com
01-19 Perth – Challenge Stadium / Tickets http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/
01-22 Melbourne – Festival Hall / Tickets http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/
01-25 Brisbane – Riverstage / Tickets http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/
01-26 Sydney – Hodern Pavilion / Tickets http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CROOKEDV&searchId=619369aa-be72-48ea-a190-96cb64421e1e
01-29 Wellington – TSB Bank Arena / Tickets http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Them-Crooked-Vultures-tickets/artist/1360584
01-30 Auckland – Vector Arena / Tickets http://www.ticketek.co.nz
A&M/Octone recording group Hollywood Undead will give their fans something brand new to talk about on October 27th, when they release a two-disc CD/DVD consisting of 6 new studio recordings, 6 live recordings and a full 60 minute live performance on DVD. The new package dubbed Desperate Measures : CD/DVD is an eclectic mix of new studio recordings produced by Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails) and live recordings of fan favorites. In its 60th week on the Billboard 200 album chart, the debut album Swan Songs remains inside the Top 200, with total sales of more than 500,000 and average sales of 5-6,000 per week – testament to the band’s explosive headline performances and online marketing.
The new CD + DVD package includes three cover songs “Shout At The Devil” originally performed by Motley Crue, “Bad Town” originally performed by Operation Ivy and “Immigrant Song” originally performed by Led Zeppelin. The album will also include a remix version of “Everywhere I Go” the third single from the album. In addition, special exclusive live versions of “No. 5,” “Undead,” and other fan favorites will be included on both the CD and DVD configurations.
Hollywood Undead have concocted an explosive cocktail of hip hop, rock and metal, forging an alternative style that’s primed to blow the scene up. They craft incisive, sharp and sarcastic raps that slash the jugular of mainstream pop culture. They aren’t your standard rap or rock crew. They’re something new, dangerous, funny and alive. Deuce busts out the melodies. Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog and Charlie Scene lead the lyrical charge, while Funny Man drops rhymes, and Da Kurlzz hypes the fray. Donning individual masks, Hollywood Undead possess a dark aesthetic that’s connected to their hometown’s depravity. Tracks like “No. 5″ dissect the frivolities of Hollywood with witty, catchy choruses. Album opener “Undead,” sets the tone, firing off a big melody and buoyant beats. Meanwhile, “Los Angeles” examines the town’s gritty edge. Rising to prominence via MySpace, these six masked hooligans stood at number one on the site’s music chart, leading to endless friend requests and plays. However, Hollywood Undead has got the gusto to be earth shattering far beyond cyberspace. They’re already knocking at your door, and they’re about to break it down.
Check out the album teaser video here (Windows Media), here (QuickTime), or here (YouTube).
Desperate Measures Disc One (CD) track list:
1. Dove and Grenade
2. Tear It Up
3. Shout At The Devil (originally performed by Motley Crue)
4. Immigrant Song (originally performed by Led Zeppelin)
5. Bad Town (originally performed by Operation Ivy)
6. EL Urgencia
7. Everywhere I Go (Castle Renholder Mix)
8. Undead (Live)
9. Sell Your Soul (Live)
10. California (Live)
11. Black Dahlia (Live)
12. Everywhere I Go (Live)
13. No. 5 (Live)
Desperate Measures Disc Two (DVD):
Hollywood Undead Live (60+ Minutes)
@ The Sunshine Theater, ALbuquerque, NM &
@ THe Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ
Them Crooked Vultures is the new supergroup consisting of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age frontman/Eagles of Death Metal drummer Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. The band will be making their very first live appearance playing the Lollapalooza After Show this Sunday night August 9th at the Metro in Chicago. Doors are at 10pm. Showtime is midnight. You can get tickets by going here on Thursday August 6th at 10am. Tickets will only be sold online and you have to be 18 and over to attend with a valid ID. You lucky bastards who are going to the show.. enjoy.
Brandon Flowers seems to have a knack for talking a lot and annoying people (like when he compared Sam’s Town to Springsteen’s music and called it “one of the best albums in the past twenty years”). Flowers recently spoke to NME.com about his desire for The Killers to be as popular in the US as they are in Britain. His biggest obstacle? The American music fan.
“Weâ€™ve been embraced in Britain in a way that Iâ€™ll never understand, and itâ€™s such a wonderful thing,” he declared. “But over here [in America], people are still so obsessed with Led Zeppelin and Nirvana, those sorts of bands, that nobody else is allowed [to grow].”
He added: “Itâ€™s not just us; there are a lot of great bands that have been held down or confined by the influence of these people that weâ€™ve put up on pedestals. Iâ€™m tired of it, you know? I just want to knock them all off! And people donâ€™t like that attitude. Itâ€™s almost like they donâ€™t believe that itâ€™s possible that anybody else can be the real deal.
“It doesnâ€™t matter how many great songs we write or how many great shows we play. But weâ€™re slowly chipping away at it. With this last album ['Day And Age'], thereâ€™s been a noticeable shift but weâ€™re still nowhere near where we are in Europe.”
Despite constant previous denials from the band, Led Zeppelin has confirmed that Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy will be the band’s new lead singer. A press conference has been scheduled for Friday morning at 10AM outside Royal Albert Hall where the band will hold an open to the public rehearsal.
Kennedy has already informed his current bandmates in Alter Bridge and has received their blessing. Kennedy has entertained the possibility of performing with both groups as Alter Bridge has been tapped to open Led Zeppelin’s world tour starting in July. There are rumors that Led Zeppelin will be a surprise headliner one night at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
More info to come
If you were holding out for the Led Zeppelin reunion tour, you might not want to hear this but Jimmy Page’s manager, Peter Mensch, says the band will not tour or “continue in any form” with or without lead singer Robert Plant.
“Led Zeppelin are over.”
“If you didn’t see them in 2007 [at the London O2 Arena], you missed them. It’s done. I can’t be any clearer than that.”
“They tried out a few singers (to replace Plant), but no one worked out. That was it. The whole thing is completely over now. There are absolutely no plans for them to continue. Zero.”
“Frankly, I wish everybody would stop talking about it.”
I guess all those Alter Bridge fans are happy because they’re not losing their singer Myles Kennedy to Zep. This also means that Chris Cornell will continue to promote his crappy new solo album and tour with Timbaland.
Chris Cornell has been touring with Timbaland behind new album Scream which no one likes except for middle-aged women (Even they must realize how bad this album is). Cornell was asked by MTV about singing for Led Zeppelin:
“I have not been approached so far to fill in for Robert Plant on the upcoming Zeppelin tour, but that isn’t to say I won’t be”
“I’ve heard that from about 200 people now, and it might be one of those situations where it’s just an online rumor or it might be true. But if you see anyone from Led Zeppelin around, let me know. I think I should actually fill in for Jimmy Page on the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss tour.”
Sucks. Soundgarden used to cover Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” live and it wasn’t bad. The thing is, Cornell is only good live 50 percent of the time. If he plays two shows in your area, you should go to both just in case he sucks at one of them. The Audio Perv was lucky to see a truly legendary show at the Starland Ballroom in July of 07 where Cornell was AMAZING but had sucked the at one of the NYC shows before it.