As Reported by Classic Rock:
Jimmy Page’s manager Peter Mensch has confirmed that Led Zeppelin will find themselves a new lead singer this year.After Plant confirmed that he would not be taking part in any further Led Zeppelin endeavours and will allegedly be recording with Alsion Krauss again this month, rumours have continued to swill that the remaining members of Led Zep will push on with touring without their former singer (though it remains to be seen whether or not they will use the name Led Zeppelin).
In the latest twist in the tale, Jimmy Page’s manager Peter Mensch has told 6Music “”Jimmy Page has been playing guitar professionally since he was 16 years old. Jimmy Page likes being a musician. That’s what he does! He doesn’t want to be a race car driver or a solicitor.”
“So they did the show with Robert Plant; they had a really good time rehearsing, the three of them, before Robert showed up.”
“And they decided that if they could find a singer that they thought would fit their bill – whatever their bill was at this stage in their career – that they’d make a record and go on tour.”
“John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page enjoy playing with each other, Jason Bonham is a really good drummer so why not? We just need to find a singer.”
CULT OF STATIC to be released March 17th on REPRISE RECORDS
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth shreds guitar solo on the new version of “Lunatic”
The Industrial Metal Machine called Static-X returns with their heaviest, most flammable work to date. CULT OF STATIC, on Reprise Records, marries the band’s aggressive driving force with disarming experimentation.
The fiery raw quality of CULT OF STATIC is blatant as the first single “Stingwray” hits airwaves February 14th. “Stingwray” was inspired by Wayne Static’s wife Tera Wray Static and the Corvette Stingray she drives. The song’s powerful beats and heavy guitar riffs make this song a commanding force on the record.
Keeping the integral tones, Static-X encompasses shredding guitars with solos that have brought the band to a level of playing to be reckoned with. The cybernetic stomp of “Hypure” and “You Am I” bludgeon, bruise and break with precise grooves. Elsewhere, the staccato riffs on “Terminal” crush through an unmistakable guitar tone. Guitarist Koichi Fukuda blazes through incendiary solos, while Tony Campos bolts down demonic bass lines and Nick Oshiro pounds out deadly rhythms. Front-man Wayne Static riffs pure violence and screams out his soul. “Over the years my voice has been destroyed from excessive touring… and I love it,” exclaims Static. “The vocals on the new record are raw and brutal.”
A song you may already be familiar with is “LUNATIC” as it was included on the Punisher: War Zone movie soundtrack. Although “LUNATIC” is relentless and raw, brandishing a ripping groove and an impenetrable barrier of guitars the album cut was re-recorded to feature a solo by legendary Megadeth front-man Dave Mustaine. “I’ve been a huge Megadeth fan for years,” explains Static. “We’ve toured with them twice. Mustaine and I really hit it off on the road. His lead style is one of the most distinctive styles out there. There’s something amazing about it. When you hear him solo, you know it’s him.”
Since their breakthrough debut, Wisconsin Death Trip, Static-X has sold over three million records, and they’ve completed numerous successful world tours including three Ozzfests, The Family Values Tour and Gigantour. CULT OF STATIC is the bastard child of a 10 year journey of metal annihilation, unleashing the beast to all in their path. “I can hardly believe it’s been a decade since the release of our first cd, “Wisconsin Death Trip,” and we’re still going strong thanks to all of our loyal fans,” explains Static. “The title CULT OF STATIC is meant to be a big thank-you to everyone who has supported us through the years. I’m looking forward to seeing you all on the upcoming world tour.”
07. You Am I
11. Grind 2 Halt
Million Dollar Reload has posted the following on their blog this afternoon:
As promised, ‘Anthems of a Degeneration’ is now available to download from iTunes once again.
Sorry for the delay and we’ll get the other download sites and physical CD’s back in stores real soon.
What a way for Lemmy Kilmister, Motörhead’s legendary frontman, to start the new year: making an an indelible impression on national TV, with the band’s new song from /Motörizer/, “Rock Out” as the soundtrack.
The national cable TV show, LA INK, one of The Learning Channel’s most talked about programs, will be featuring Lemmy getting his three current tattoos touched up by ink vixen, Kat Von D.
As noted on the TLC website:
LA INK- this Thursday, January 8, 2009 – 10:00 PM
This TV feature is a companion piece to the recent Lemmy/Motörhead article in the January, 2009 issue of INKED Magazine, their best-selling issue ever. In it, Lemmy discusses:
- the three tattoos: The Ace of Spades (left forearm), a Capricorn sign (left shoulder) and an Indian shield (right forearm).
- his first tattoo: In 1973 in Dayton, Ohio when he was in Hawkwind. It was a marijuana leaf, which he’s since had covered up because it looked like “a pizza with wings.” It’s now an Indian shield.
- the biggest tattoo disaster he’s seen: A friend of theirs was getting “Born to Lose” tattooed on her arm, and the guy was about to spell it with two o’s – “Born to Loose.” Lemmy saved her just in time.
- some wild Motörhead tattoos he’s seen: Says Lemmy, “A friend of ours in Germany has his entire back covered with the logo and he’s got us tattooed on the sides of his head and chest. He’s got our faces on the calves of his legs.” Now that’s a fan!
**side bar – many of the band’s fans have sent in pix of their very own beloved Motörhead tats. Check ‘em out and send in yours: http://imotorhead.com/mh_for_life.cfm
The hard-livin’ Englishman goes on to talk about politics, strippers, UFOs, sex, gambling, ghosts, porn stars and being a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. Just the normal interview stuff. Oh, and a bit about the Lemmy movie that’s in the works.
TV, film and print. Lemmy…he’s just your typical all-around guy.
EXPLODE, the latest effort from DC4 featuring Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, Odin), Shawn Duncan (Odin), Matt Duncan, and Rowan Robertson (Dio) streets January 27th. A CD Release Party is set for February 28th at The Key Club, 9039 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. The night will host a great lineup of special guests performing such as Mandy Lion of WWIII, Warrior, Mad Temple, Thunder City Shout, and Faded Sun. Doors at 7PM, Show starts at 8PM. Buy a ticket and get a copy of the new CD EXPLODE and a chance to win an ESP Guitar.
DC4 will be performing on the following dates:
|THE BLUE CAFE||Long Beach, California|
|THE KEY CLUB||HOLLYWOOD, California|
|ANGELS ROADHOUSE APPLE VALLEY||APPLE VALLEY, California|
|CLUB VODKA @ THE KNITTING FACTORY W/ KEEL||HOLLYWOOD, California|
|THE KEY CLUB/OFFICIAL RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!||HOLLYWOOD, California|
|THUNDER OF GODS FESTIVAL||DRIPPING SPRINGS/AUSTIN, Texas|
Rowan Robertson will be at The Spectraflex Booth @ 3PM Thursday Jan 15th
Jeff Duncan will be at The Krank Booth TBA
Jeff Duncan and Rowan Robertson will be at The Krank Booth TBA
Jeff Duncan and Phil Sandavol will be at The Krank Booth TBA
Welcome to the first installment of Rock Whiplash! My name is Christine and you can normally find me on my music blog, Hell on High Heels, dishing out my sassy opinion on all things music. The crew at Hard Rock Hideout was gracious enough to invite me over here to share my thoughts and opinions with you. So let’s get this party started!
What makes a band or a song rock? This is a question I’ve been pondering since VH1 announced their 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs(there’s not enough room on this blog for me to even begin bitching about that list). I know what I think rocks, but it may not be what everyone else thinks rocks. Then I started shuffling through all the different types of music that I listen to trying to decipher whether or not I think it rocks.
I like Justin Timberlake, but I don’t think he necessarily rocks (Yeah, I know. He’s one of my many flaws). Motley Crue definitely rocks. There’s no question that Pantera rocks. I think Poison rocks; however, I don’t think Bret Michaels solo rocks (and Bret Michaels wearing his own shirts certainly doesn’t rock). I don’t think 3 Doors Down rocks at all and wouldn’t know what rock was if it jumped up and bit what little talent they have right off. I can’t stand Rush, but there’s no denying that they do rock. There’s a plethora of current bands out on the radio today who most would say rock, but I would probably beg to differ.
So what are the main ingredients that one needs to rock? For me, it’s all about feeling. Sure, guitar shredding plays a major roll in rocking, but it’s not going to rock unless you the listener can feel it. Do you know what I mean? It’s the feeling you get in your gut when your favorite songs come on the radio. You reach for the volume and turn it to 11. And as you’re listening to that song , you think to yourself, “How the f*ck could anyone create a song this bad ass?” In that instant, you know it rocks.
That’s why I say 3 Doors Down doesn’t rock. I can’t feel anything when I listen to their music, and it’s even worse to listen to them live. However, even though I don’t like Rush, I can certainly still feel emotion and soul in their music. When I hear Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir, I can’t imagine anything holier or more spine tingling than that song; it makes me stop whatever I’m doing to sit back and really listen, enjoy, appreciate, and feel the music.
So who do you think rocks? And what makes a song or a band rock?
Endangered species? Not quite – Rhino Bucket started recording a new album last April for what was to be a fall release. Well, Fall fell and Christmas came and went and no Bucket under the tree this year. It’s not cuz you’ve been naughty. We love naughty! So what’s the deal? Where’s the record?
To make a long story short, after laying down 95 percent of the tracks the “producer” went rogue, off the grid and disappeared with the hard drive, leaving both Acetate and the Bucket with a depleted recording budget and no record. Does the story end here… nope, no fuckin’ way.
Our label was relentless in their efforts to recover the recordings – that’s the good news. Bad news is they ain;t quite done yet, we still need some additional recording and mixing. See where we’re heading?? Yup, you guessed it. We’re broke and we’re turning to you, The Bucketheads, The Bucket Brigade, Rhino Nation, to help us raise some dough and finish this bitch (the record, not the producer).
We’re asking that the most dedicated Bucket fans purchase the new album in advance, which is what we like to do anyway, but this is a little earlier than usual. This will give us the funds to book the studio time needed to complete the project and believe us, you want us to finish this record! What’s in it for you? Well, besides hookin’ the boys up and being the first ones to get the spankin’ new disc, we have written a song about our latest “experience” and only those of you who pre-purchase will receive a special edition of the tentatively titled “Hardest Town” containing this exclusive track.
As is stands now, we’re looking at a May 5 release, but that depends on you! Either way we’ll ship out these special pre-sale CDs well in advance.
So, dig deep boys and girls and lets keep the new rock rolling!
To pre-order and listen to a new track from the upcoming CD, please click the link below.