Rock News: August 12th, 2013
Trent Reznor Reveals David Bowie’s “Shamanish Advice” Helped Him Beat Him Drug Addiction
Shinedown Planning to Release Acoustic Set of Cover Songs
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently revealed that he turned to David Bowiefor some advice about how to beat his drug addiction while touring with the legendary rocker back in 1994.
"I was in the throes of [my former addiction]…when we toured with Bowie, and this was the Bowie that had come out the other side and was happily married,” he tells U.K. newspaper The Guardian. “I was nearing the peak of my addiction, and his role to me was kind of mentor, big brother, friend, and also he'd give me kind of shamanish advice."
Reznor adds that he’s glad to be sober, and that the memory of his recovery process helped to inspire NIN’s upcoming album, Hesitation Marks. “I've learned to recognize…that I'm wired wrong in certain ways, the chemical balance of my brain is off in terms of depression a little bit,” he explains. “[Hesitation Marks] was written as the other side of that journey. The despair and loneliness and rage and isolation and the not-fitting-in aspect that still is in me, but I can express that in a way that feels more appropriate to who I am now.”
Hesitation Marks will be released on September 3. If you pre-order the deluxe edition ofHesitation Marks now at iTunes, you'll score an immediate download of the album’s first single, "Came Back Haunted."
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Vote Now for Classic Rock "Roll of Honour" Nominees; Black Sabbath Named Living Legends
Shinedown has always been a fan of performing acoustic tracks during their live shows and peppering their albums with them, but now drummer Barry Kerch has revealed that the group is planning to release a full-length acoustic album.
“People like hearing acoustic things from us,” he tells Cleveland.com. “Lots of bands can’t strip themselves down and take away all the bells and whistles. But we’re four musicians who can play our instruments.”
Kerch says that their fans will choose the track list for the release, and hinted that it may include covers of Pearl Jam’s “Black” or Adele’s “Someone Like You.” A release date for the acoustic set has yet to be announced.
Shinedown is currently out on the road headlining the Carnival of Madness Tour, which kicked off over the weekend. Other bands rocking the main stage on that outing includePapa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We as Human. Visit CarnivalOfMadness.comto view the full itinerary.
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Chester Bennington Talks "Crazy" Recording Sessions for Next Linkin Park Album, Soundtrack for Mall
The U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine is out with its nominees for the 2013 Classic Rock Roll of Honour. Black Sabbath will earn the magazine's Living Legends crown when the awards are announced at an event November 14 at London's Roundhouse.
But voting is open online now in half a dozen other categories, and the nominees includeThe Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl,Deep Purple and others.
In the Album of the Year Category, Bowie's surprising return to action, The Next Day, squares off against Black Sabbath's 13, Deep Purple's NOW What?! and Queens of the Stone Age's ...Like Clockwork among others.
Bowie's comeback is up for Event of the Year honors, a category that also includes guitarist Mick Taylor's onstage reemergence with The Rolling Stones and Sabbath's feat of reaching #1 on the U.K. album chart.
Grohl's Sound City documentary, about the legendary Los Angeles recording studio, vies with Celebration Day, the film documenting Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion concert, and the Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane in the Film/DVD of the Year category.
The Stones, Bowie, Sabbath and Iron Maiden are all nominated for Band of the Year. In the Best New Band category Duff McKagan's Walking Papers has earned a nomination.
To vote in these and other categories visit Awards.ClassicRockMagazine.com.
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Pearl Jam, Crowded House Members Contribute Track to Hunters & Collectors Tribute Album
Chester Bennington is a busy guy. The Linkin Park frontman, who's also the new lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots, says that he's constantly on the move working with both bands on new releases, as well as helping to create the soundtrack for Mall, a new film directed by LP keyboardist Joe Hahn.
"While I was working with Stone Temple Pilots on their new EP there were some times I was actually recording with Linkin Park the same day," Bennington tells Yahoo! Music’s Stop the Presses! "Writing for both was crazy, but it was fun, too, because both bands have their own distinct character."
Bennington adds that he’s enjoying the challenge of working on the soundtrack for Mall, which is “based on the Eric Bogosian novel about five unhappy suburbanites who become inextricably entwined one night when [a man] goes on a shooting spree in a shopping mall.”
"There’s a different mindset going into scoring a movie than making a record because you're trying to capture the scene without having the music distract you from what you’re looking at," Bennington explains. "We’re trying to capture the emotional quality of the film so there's a lack of structure and there aren't very many parts when compared to radio songs.”
According IMDb.com, Mall stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Gina Gershon, Peter Stormare,James Frecheville, Mimi Rogers and Cameron Monaghan. A release date for the movie has yet to be announced.
While STP is expected to drop an EP sometime this fall, Linkin Park is a long way away from releasing their follow-up to 2012’s Living Things. Bennington revealed that LP has completed only one track so far, which features a special guest. He says he hopes to release it sometime soon.
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Korn Streaming New Single, "Never Never," First Single from The Paradigm Shift
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Crowded House singer Neil Finn have lent their talents to a new album paying homage to Hunters & Collectors.
Crucible: The Songs of Hunters & Collectors boasts 15 tracks which feature a number of rockers performing their interpretations of songs by the veteran Australian rock group. Vedder and Finn have tackled the group’s “Throw Your Arms Around Me” for the release, which is set to hit stores on September 27 through Liberation Music, a division of Michael Gudinski’s Mushroom Group.
“I, along with the cream of great musicians from all around this country and beyond, have been given a wonderful opportunity to come together and pay our respects,” says Gudinski in a statement. “And what an utterly amazing legacy it is, revisited and reinterpreted by their admirers more than 30 years from where it began and for the generations of music fans that will follow.”
Here is the track list for The Crucible:
“Talking to a Stranger” -- Birds of Tokyo
“Throw Your Arms Around Me” -- Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn
“This Morning” -- Matt Corby & Missy Higgins
“The Slab (Betty's Worry)” -- Oh Mercy
“Hear No Evil” -- Alpine
“Say Goodbye” -- The Living End
“True Tears of Joy” -- Paul Kelly & Emma Donovan (featuring Jimblah)
“Holy Grail” -- The Rubens
“Blind Eye” -- Husky
“When the River Runs Dry” -- Something for Kate
“Alligator Engine” -- The Panics
“Dog” -- Abbe May
“Do You See What I See?” -- British India
“Still Hanging ‘Round” -- Cloud Control
“Stalking to a Stranger (Planets Collide Remix)” -- The Avalanches
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Korn has released "Never Never," the lead single from the band's upcoming album, The Paradigm Shift.
The song was posted to the band's Facebook page on Friday with the requirement that fans like the page before being able to stream the song.
“It's a relationship song," frontman Jonathan Davis explains in a statement. "You go through that s**t and you get hurt so bad. Then you think, 'It's not worth it anymore. I'm not going to f**king love again.' You experience so many pressures to be a good dad, a good husband, a good lover, or whatever. Being in a relationship is a lot of work."
The Paradigm Shift, Korn's 11th studio album and the first to reunite the group with co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, is due October 8. Pre-orders for the album begin Tuesday, August 13, the same day "Never Never" will be available for purchase. The album will be released in both standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe version will contain two bonus tracks plus a DVD of the new documentary Reconciliation.
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