See what Ryan and Joel O’Keeffe have to say about the follow up album to Runnin’ Wild in the video interview with Metal Hammer magazine at the link below.
METALLICA have have revealed the title of their new album – Death Magnetic.
Set for a September release on Warner Bros., Metallica’s still-untitled new album is their first since 2003′s St. Anger and their first with bassist Robert Trujillo, who joined in February of that year.
Death Magnetic is “a stunning, overdue return to the shock and rush of the band’s speed-metal monuments, 1984′s Ride The Lightning and 1986′s Master of Puppets,” according to Rolling Stone.
According to BW&BK sources, the album will be preceded by an eight-minute single which is being described as “a tour de force that features some of their fastest playing ever.” The record is being produced by Rick Rubin (SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPERS) and mixed by Greg Fidelman.
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Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed last night (May 14) during an intimate Los Angeles benefit concert that the band will follow the September release of its new, as-yet-untitled album with a tour in October.
“That was the first show of the tour,” announced Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, who, along with his bandmates, shredded through a nearly two-hour set with such hits as “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “Fuel,” “Master of Puppets,” “…And Justice for All,” “Enter Sandman,” and “Seek and Destroy,” at Los Angeles’ 2,300-capacity Wiltern Theatre.
The group didn’t reveal any new material during its lengthy set. Nevertheless, “it feels good to play live again,” singer/guitarist James Hetfield told a packed audience. “We haven’t played here in a long time.”
Last’s night concert was pulled together on short notice to help raise funds for the nonprofit Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The organization was co-founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who joined Metallica onstage for “Fight Fire With Fire,” from the band’s 1984 album “Ride the Lightning.”
Money raised from the concert will go toward the Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s programs and operations, along with scholarships for low-income students who can’t afford instruments and music lessons.
Bill White, director of development at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, tells Billboard.com that the idea for the benefit concert came together during a board meeting when Flea offered to ask Metallica’s Ulrich if the band would be interested in doing a benefit show on the school’s behalf. As a result, “We’ll probably raise over $300,000 net on this,” White says. “It’s a gift from Metallica to the school.”
Tickets for the concert went on sale Sunday for $200 apiece, along with a limited amount of VIP tickets that ran $500. Along with its annual Hullabaloo fund-raiser, which last year featured Eddie Vedder and Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music has plans to do more one-off benefit concerts in the future, according to White.
Meanwhile, Metallica will remain on the West Coast this weekend to play Tucson, Ariz.’s KFMA Day (today), KROQ-Los Angeles’ Weenie Roast (May 17), followed by Manchester, Tenn.’s Bonnaroo Music Festival (June 13). No other North American dates were announced at deadline, but the rock act also has a handful of concert and festival appearances in Europe slated for August.
Along with Metallica, last night’s benefit concert featured rock act Scars On Broadway, the new band from System Of A Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan. As previously reported, Scars on Broadway’s as-yet-untitled debut album is slated for a late summer release.
Here is the set list of last night’s Metallica concert:
“The Ecstasy of Gold”
“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“…And Justice For All”
“Sad But True”
“Master of Puppets”
“Last Caress/Green Hell” (Misfits cover)
“Fight Fire with Fire”
“Seek and Destroy”
As the September release of its first album in five years draws near, Metallica has launched the Web site “Mission: Metallica” to offer fans a wealth of exclusive content and teasers of new songs.
A preview clip shows the band recording and clowning around in the studio. Fans who sign up will be eligible to “win backstage passes to every show this summer,” among other special offers.
“Mission: Metallica” also has a “platinum” level, entitling fans to a copy of the new album delivered on street date, weekly “fly on the wall” video clips, contests to travel to shows and/or Metallica’s San Francisco compound, live show downloads, ringtones and more.
It is unclear what, if anything, the services will cost.
Metallica will be on the road this summer in advance of the as-yet-untitled album, beginning Wednesday (May 14) with a show at Los Angeles’ intimate Wiltern Theatre. A European run begins May 28 in Chorzow, Poland.
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Reunited ’90s alt-rock act Candlebox will release its first album in 10 years, “Into the Sun,” on July 22 via Silent Majority/ILG records. First single “Stand” will be released to radio later this month; it can currently be found streaming on the band’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/candlebox).
Candlebox’s self-titled debut album, featuring the singles “Change,” “You” and “Far Behind,” was released in 1993 and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200; it went on to sell 4 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Its follow-up, “Lucy,” was released in 1995 and “Happy Pills” arrived in 1998.
“Into the Sun” features three of the band’s founding four members: singer Martin, guitarist Peter Klett and drummer Scott Mercado. Bassist Adam Kury has replaced Bardi Martin.
“Into the Sun” was produced by Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies).
Here are Candlebox’s summer tour dates:
May 7: Beaumont, Texas (Ford Exhibition Hall)
June 4: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome – KISW show w/Chevelle)
June 27: Maplewood, Minn. (The Rock
June 28: Rock Island, Ill. (Rock Island Plaza – Daiquiri Fest)
June 29: Mt. Clemens, Mich. (Stars & Stripes Festival)
July 4: O’Fallon, Mo. (Ozzie Smith Sports Complex)
July 11: Salem, Ohio (Quaker City Raceway)
July 12: Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Headwaters Park – Three Rivers Festival)
AC/DC has finished recording its new album and is currently mixing the effort for a late 2008 release, the group’s vocalist Brian Johnson revealed this morning (Tuesday, April 22) during an interview with Washigton D.C.’s DC 101 radio station. Johnson has apparently left the studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young have remained with producers Mike Fraser and Brendan O’Brien in order to complete work on the CD. Brian also stated that the band will next work on getting the artwork done and take care of the promotional activities in connection with the release, to be followed by a tour.
According to Reuters, the new album will be AC/DC’s first for Sony BMG’s Epic Records label, which reissued the band’s back catalog a few years ago.
O’Brien is also known for his work with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, PEARL JAM, AUDIOSLAVE and VELVET REVOLVER, among others.
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Frontiers Records is proud to announce the European release of the brand new KIP WINGER album entitled “From the Moon To The Sun” on May 9th 2008.
Eight years after the release of the acclaimed “Songs From the Ocean Floor”, a record which was labelled as “Masterpiece” by several music critics around the work and a successful reunion of the band Winger, Kip Winger returns with a true career defining statement and, once again, another cd which witnesses the creative evolution of the American composer.
“I am an artist that will continue to push the envelope into the direction that my ear and abilities are taking me, with no compromise”, says Kip, adding “I worked hard to make this record my best yet. For sure it is musically very diverse… Hence the title , “From the Moon to the Sun“.
The music offered on the record is truly a flow that has no boundaries, from the fresh rock approach of songs like “Every Story Told”, “Nothing” or “Reason To Believe”, to the Pop sensibilities of “Where Will You Go” and “California”, to the acoustic mood of “Pages and Pages” and “In Your Eyes Another Life”, down to the unbelievable instrumental piece “Ghosts”, “From the Moon to the Sun” brings the listener to a journey in a kaleidoscope of different moods.
The album sees also musical contributions from Rod Morgenstein and Ken Mary on drums, Andy Timmons and Rob Eberhard Young on guitar, Alan Pasqua on piano, Cenk Eroglu on songwriting, keyboards and guitars.
Tracklisting of the European edition of “From the Moon To The Sun” will include:
Every Story Told; Nothing; Where Will You Go; Pages and Pages; Ghosts; In Your Eyes Another Life; Runaway; California; What We Are; One Big Game; Why; Reason To Believe; Monster (exclusive Bonus Track for Europe, a newly recorded version of the song originally included on “Thisconversationseemslikeadream”).
Click the highlighted tracks above to preview the songs!
Don’t miss the meeting with this true modern art masterpiece on May 9th 2008.