Things are back to normal tonight after our GNR celebration last week, but we never settle down on Hard Rock Nights! We’ll get things started off at 9 p.m. eastern with some classic AC/DC and Krokus, we’ll run through some deep cuts with David Lee Roth and Poison, and we even have a couple of requests lined up for Guns N’ Roses and Izzy Stradlin. As Rob mentioned recently, it was just over a year ago when Kevin Dubrow passed. We’ll pay tribute to him as well with a seldom-heard Quiet Riot classic as well as a track from QR’s last record. Be sure to tune in to Hard Rock Nights tonight, 9-11 p.m. eastern, at classxradio.com!
According to U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine, industry insiders suggest that hugely infuential ’90s alt-metal band FAITH NO MORE is planning to return next year. Kerrang! understands that a number of U.K. venues have been placed on hold for shows from the band next spring, while U.K. festival appearances are rumored to follow in the summer. Founding bassist Bill Gould played down the speculation, telling Kerrang! “If anything like this were to happen, it would have to come from the band, and I haven’t spoken with any of them in over a year. So as far as I know, there isn’t anything to talk about, and I’m pretty sure that if you were to contact [Mike] Patton [vocals], he would tell you the same thing.”
Despite several years of vigorously denying claims the band would reform, Mike Patton seems to have softened in recent months. In an interview with the Artisan News Service in January, he said “I wouldn’t rule it out. I don’t think we need to reform the band, but maybe there’s other things we could do together.”
Watch video footage of Mike Patton talking about FAITH NO MORE and “The Real Thing” at Artisan News Service.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY STARTS ON CAPRI FILMS’ ROCK’N’ROLL VAMPIRE COMEDY
STARRING ROB STEFANIUK, JESSICA PARE, MALCOLM McDOWELL, and DAVE FOLEY with Rockers ALICE COOPER, IGGY POP, MOBY, HENRY ROLLINS, ALEX LIFESON, DIMITRI COATES,
CALICO COOPER and CAROL POPE
Capri Films’ rock’n’roll vampire comedy Suck has started principal photography. The film stars Rob Stefaniuk, Jessica Paré, Malcolm McDowell, Dave Foley, with Rockers Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Moby, Henry Rollins, Alex Lifeson, Dimitri Coates and Carol Pope. Calico Cooper joins her father in the cast.
Additional cast members include Paul Anthony, Mike Lobel, Chris Ratz, Barbara Mamabolo and Nicole DeBoer.
Written and directed by Rob Stefaniuk, Suck is a rock’n’roll vampire comedy about a group of musical wannabees in search of immortality and a record deal. The rock band The Winners have sunk so low, they will do anything to make it big. After a life-changing encounter with a vampire, they rocket to stardom only to discover that fame and fortune are not all they’re cracked up to be.
Stefaniuk (Phil the Alien) stars as the lead singer of The Winners, Paré (The Trotsky, Wicker Park) plays bass and is the first bandmember to succumb to blood lust, McDowell (Heroes, Cockwork Orange) plays a vampire hunter who is afraid of the dark with Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) as the band’s manager. Coates plays the vampire who converts the band, Pope, a club manager, Rollins, a radio show host, and Moby, the lead singer in the rock band—Secretaries of Steak. Iggy Pop plays a music producer and Calico Cooper, a bar maid alongside Alice Cooper who plays a sinister bartender who haunts the lead singer.
The film features 11 original songs. Stefaniuk collaborated with John Kastner (The Doughboys, Asexual, Phil the Alien) on seven tracks, described as 70’s Glam Rock with a gothic edge, recorded in Los Angeles and Montreal prior to filming. Other contributions came from Ivan Doroshuk (Men Without Hats) and Dimitri Coates (Burning Brides).
Suck is being produced by Capri Vision Inc. a division of Capri Films, whose mandate is to produce commercially viable films aimed at a demographic of teens and young adults. It is part of a mentorship program where experienced professionals work side by side with talented, emerging filmmakers.
The producing team is Robin Crumley, Jeff Rogers and Victoria Hirst. Executive Producers are Gabriella Martinelli (Capri), Brad Peyton, Terry Markus, and Jeff Sackman.
Suck will be distributed in Canada by Equinoxe Films. International sales are being handled by Insight Film Releasing.
Cameron Edney from Inside Out Australia spoke to LYNCH MOB’s George Lynch (guitar; ex-DOKKEN) and singer Oni Logan about a number of topics including their new album. An excerpt from the chat is below:
Inside Out: You recently went back into the studio to begin work on the next Lynch Mob album; after so many years of recording what are you hoping to achieve in the studio this time around?
Oni Logan: “We hope to deliver a solid recording, one that will be up to snuff with the first album so to speak.
George Lynch: “Revisiting the wonderful chemistry that Oni and I shared…and building upon the legacy of that first record Wicked Sensation and doing it without the drugs and egos.”
Inside Out: What can you tell us about the new tracks you are currently working on… can you share any working titles with us?
George Lynch: “The album is tentatively entitled Smoke And Mirrors, and some of the track titles are ‘The Phasist’, ‘Mansions In The Sky’ and ‘Hollywood Heroes’. It’s got a nice old-skool four on the floor vibe to it… very honest, bare and raw!”
Oni Logan: “So far the songs that have been written are all different from each other, in some ways it’s been a bit of an adventure, it’s really too early to tell what will end up on the recording.”
Inside Out: Although you are still in the early stages with Smoke And Mirrors, has there been a release date set?
George Lynch: “We’re hoping for early summer 2009.”
Inside Out: When it comes to writing for the new album, have you approached it in the same way as you have done albums in the past or are you guys looking at this from various different angles?
Oni Logan: “The writing process is the same as ever… George comes up with a few riffs we arrange it together then I take it home and write the lyrics and melodies for it.”
Inside Out: George, I have heard that next year you are planning on doing various secret shows and releasing some limited edition albums to commemorate your 30th anniversary, can you shed any light to what it is exactly that you have planned?
George Lynch: “There’s a company called Scenefour that been working on a year and half campaign to commemorate the roughly 30th anniversary. First up is a limited edition art piece that’s really amazing, only two hundred pieces and they’re all unique. One hundred of them will be on display at art shows and the other hundred will be for sale through some retail outlets and the website.”
Courtesy of Bravewords.
I must admit that I haven’t been much of a Papa Roach fan over the years. After seeing their high energy set in Cruefest this summer, I decided to check out some of the Papa Roach’s back catalog, starting off with the bands’ 2004 CD, “Getting Away With Murder“. If it wasn’t for that live performance, I may not have picked this CD up. Much to my chagrin, I should have picked this disc up much sooner than I did.
I always considered Papa Roach to be more of a nu-metal or rap metal act, but as I quickly discovered, Papa Roach’s sound has been changing quite a bit over the years. Their current sound is more of a modern hard rock approach that blends in bits of pop, rock, and maybe even a dash of hardcore.
Jacoby Shaddix can go from a regular singing voice to a metal/hardcore like scream in a blink of an eye. Luckily their isn’t too many cookie monsterisms in his singing, which makes this disc a little more palatable to my tastes. If this CD has any faults, it is the lack of guitar solos, but the music style is quite common for rock artists today.
Not every song on this disc are instant classics, but there are quite a few good ones. Some of my favorite cuts on this disc are “Getting Away With Murder”, “Be Free”, and “Scars”.
“Getting Away With Murder” is Papa Roach’s 2nd CD to achieve a platinum selling status. (The first was the multi-platinum selling CD, “Infest”). If you are into today’s modern rock artists, you ought to give Papa Roach a chance. I was surprised to find that I liked the majority of the songs on this disc, and I think many of you will too. You can check out Papa Roach on the web at this link.
1. Blood (Empty Promises)
2. Not Listening
3. Stop Looking/Start Seeing
4. Take Me
5. Getting Away with Murder
6. Be Free
7. Done with You
10. Blanket of Fear
11. Tyranny Normality
12. Do or Die
Papa Roach is:
Jacoby Shaddix – vocals
Jerry Horton – guitar / vocals
Tobin Esperance – bass / guitar / vocals
Dave Buckner – drums / vocals