ROB ZOMBIE To Be Honored At 'New York City Horror Film Festival'
On Friday, November 9, Rob Zombie will attend the 10th annual New York City Horror Film Festival, where he will receive the Michael J. Hein award for "Personal Achievement In Direction." Zombie will also show to the audience in attendance a special "Director's Choice" screening of one of his films.
Although online ticket sales have now ended, fans can purchase tickets to the event on the door.
To find out more, go to the New York City Horror Film Festivalweb site.
Zombie last month released the first official trailer for his upcoming film"The Lords Of Salem". The horror film, Zombie's fifth live-action feature, stars his wife Sheri Moon Zombie as a Massachusetts DJ who discovers that playing a mysterious record somehow activates a curse placed on her town by a coven of witches 300 years ago.
Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that this is the first time he's made a movie with explicitly supernatural overtones. "Yeah, the other ones aren't at all, I don't think," he said. "' [House Of 1000]Corpses' was just this crazy, bloody, you know, 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' thing, and 'Devil's Rejects' was always meant to be sort of like a post-modern Western, and the 'Halloween' films, I tried to make them not supernatural on purpose. So yeah, this will be the first one that's sort of about supernatural things coming back to life. It's good. I'm excited. It's gonna be very different than the other films."
The genuinely creepy trailer offers a barrage of Satanic imagery, including witches burning at the stake, pagan animal masks, bizarre rituals andSheri Moon Zombie straddling a demonic goat.
The film premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay. The company will release it sometime in early 2013.
Soundgarden Streams Entire King Animal Album on iTunes
If you can’t wait to check out King Animal, Soundgarden’s first studio album in more than 15 years, you’re in luck. The band has posted a stream of every song from the new album on iTunes, where it'll remain from now until the album's release date on Tuesday. King Animal features 13 new tracks and will be available on CD, digital and vinyl formats. A deluxe version of the album will be released as well, which includes the standard album's 13 tracks, as well as demos of “Worse Dreams,” “Black Saturday,” and “By Crooked Steps.” An iTunes deluxe version will also be released, which contains everything from the deluxe issue, along with an additional demo of “Halfway There.”
In addition, Soundgarden has put together the King Animal Box Set, which features a vinyl copy of the album, a deluxe CD version of the release, an exclusive live DVD of the band’s performance in Hyde Park, and five exclusive lithographs. That package is slated for release on January 31, 2013. You can pre-order the box set now at the band’swebsite.
Dave Grohl Reunites with Queens of the Stone Age for Their Upcoming Album
Foo Fighters frontman/former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is back with Queens of the Stone Age. During an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe on Tuesday, QOTSA frontman Josh Homme revealed that Grohl has once again taken his place behind the drum kit for the band’s upcoming album. You may remember that Grohl previously helped out the band ten years ago by playing drums on their 2002 album, Songs for the Deaf.
As further evidence that Grohl is part of QOTSA’s current recording sessions, the guys posted a photo on their Twitter account of a mixing board which features a fader labeled, “Dave - Drums.”
A title and release date for the forthcoming album has yet to be announced.
Coheed and Cambria Talks Songwriting Process forAfterman; Movie Adaptation of Amory Wars
Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez has revealed that the songwriting process for the band's double album, The Afterman, was different from any other album the band has made. The singer says that instead of developing songs to go along with a story, he decided to create a story around the tracks he penned for Afterman.“With those [other] records I always kind of understood what story I was going to tell,” Sanchez tells ABC News Radio. “With Afterman, there was no concept, I allowed the songs to really tell me what they wanted to be in terms of that world and really inspire what would become The Afterman story.”
The singer adds that he’s looking forward to developing the band’s ongoing sci-fi tale,Amory Wars, into a live-action feature film with Mark Wahlberg's Leverage Productions. “At the moment, it’s really just a partnership between Amory Wars and Leverage,” explains Sanchez. “It’s just these two worlds kind of coming together, and together we’ll try to make that become a reality. It’s really just kind of in the beginning stages. It’s kind of exciting, we’ll see what happens.”
You can expect the second installment of the album, The Afterman: Descension, to arrive in stores on February 5, 2013. It will be supported by a six-week stretch of tour dates focusing on smaller, intimate venues.
Stream Green Day’s New Album, ¡Dos!, in Its Entirety
While the second album in Green Day’s trilogy, ¡Dos!, won’t be in stores until next week, fans now have the chance to preview the songs online. The band is currently offering a stream of the entire new album at RollingStone.com from now until its release date on Tuesday.
You’ll be able to get your hands on the third album in Green Day's trilogy, ¡Tré!, on December 11.
30 Seconds to Mars Frontman Jared Leto to Star in Movie About AIDS
Actor and 30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto will be joining Matthew McConaugheyand Jennifer Garner in a new film project entitled The Dallas Buyer’s Club. It will be Leto’s first acting gig in three years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The drama centers on a Texas man, played by McConaughey, who after being diagnosed with AIDS and given six months to live, resorts to smuggling alternative drugs into the U.S. to help himself and others. It's based on a true story.
Leto will portray a flamboyant cross-dresser with HIV who helps McConaughey's character. Filming begins next week in New Orleans.
As singer for 30 Seconds to Mars, Leto adopted the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbinsto direct the band’s documentary Artifact, which won the People’s Choice documentary award at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
Queens of the Stone Age, 30 Seconds to Mars Added to UK's Download Festival
The lineup for this year’s Download Festival in the U.K. just keeps getting bigger. Event producers have just announced they've added Queens of the Stone Age and 30 Seconds to Mars to a roster that already includes headliners Slipknot, Iron Maiden andRammstein. Other bands added to the expanded lineup include Alice in Chains, The Gaslight Anthem and Motörhead, among others.
The three-day Download Festival runs June 14-16 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England.
Members of The Black Keys, The Strokes to Perform at Petty Fest in Los Angeles
For the first time ever, Petty Fest is coming to Los Angeles. According to the event’s producers, The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney along with guitarist Nick Valensiand drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes are set to perform at the charity event -- which will raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy –- on November 14-15 at the El Rey Theater. Other artists expected to take the stage include former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum, Guster’s Ryan Miller and Butch Walker, plus many more.
The long-running Petty Fest, which began in New York City, traditionally features a number of artists performing music from legendary singer Tom Petty’s extensive catalog. The sixth annual New York version of the event, which took place last month, raised more than $15,000 for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity organization that provides financial assistance to musicians facing illness or disability.
Chevelle to Release Greatest Hits Album, Stray Arrows -- A Collection of Favorites, Next Month
Riding high on the success of their latest album, Hats Off to the Bull, Chevelle has just announced that they’ll be releasing their first-ever greatest hits CD next month. TitledStray Arrows -- A Collection of Favorites, the compilation album arrives in stores on December 4 and will feature 12 songs, including the brand-new track "Fizgig.”Stray Arrows -- A Collection of Favorites features hits from every part of Chevelle’s career, including "Send the Pain Below," and "The Red,” from 2002’s Wonder What’s Next, as well as “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” and “The Clincher” from 2004’s This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In). It also features “Face to the Floor," “Same Old Trip,” “The Meddler,” and the title track from Hats Off to the Bull, among others.
Here’s the track list for Stray Arrows -- A Collection of Favorites:
“Same Old Trip”
“Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)”
“I Get It”
“Face to the Floor”
“Send the Pain Below”
“Hats Off to the Bull”