Rock News: January 25th, 2013
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Blur Headlining Coachella Festival
Dave Grohl Says He Plans to Stage Sound City Players Concerts “All over the World”
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced its lineup for this year. Once again, the festival will span two April weekends in Indio, California. The lineup will be the same for both weekends.
The headliners for Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 19 are the reunited Stone Roses and another British act, Blur. Joining them on the bill for those dates are Modest Mouse, theYeah Yeah Yeahs and Lou Reed, among others.
On Saturday, April 13 and Saturday, April 20, Phoenix headlines the festival. The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, New Order, The XX and Franz Ferdinand are also scheduled for those dates.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will take the stage Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 21, along with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, the Wu-Tang Clan and others.
Visit Coachella.com to find out which other artists will perform at the festival. Passes go on sale Tuesday, January 29 at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
Buckcherry to Make Movie Based on Upcoming Album,Confessions
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that he has more performances in store for his Sound City Players, a band comprised of some of the artists who appear in hisSound City documentary.
"We plan to do shows all over the world," he tells Billboard. "When I came up with the idea of taking all these performers to the live stage a few months ago, my idea [was] to have video presentations between each performance. We'll have that at the next shows."
The Sound City Players performed their first concert last week during the Sundance Film Festival, and have a second concert scheduled for January 31 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. That's the same day that Sound City will hit 44 movie theaters across North America for a special, one-night-only screening.
Accompanying Grohl at the upcoming show will be all the members of the Foos, formerNirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Queens of the Stone Age multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, Fear frontman Lee Ving, Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk, John Fogerty, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, producer Chris Goss and Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
More dates for Grohl’s Sound City Players will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Stone Sour's Corey Taylor Says House of Gold and BonesComic Series Will Help Him Create Scripts for Film Adaptations
Buckcherry has a new movie headed our way. Guitarist Keith Nelson says that during the songwriting process for the band's upcoming album, Confessions, frontman Josh Toddwrote a screenplay which Buckcherry is now planning on making into a film.
“Josh started to write the screenplay, which started to dictate where he was going lyrically [on Confessions],” he tells Lithium Magazine. “Now we have a record that stands on its own and a phenomenal screenplay, but they don't need each other to actually work.”
Nelson adds that while the film has yet to be produced, it is expected to have a running time of “under an hour.” “We still haven't shot it yet, but we've got so many things in place to do it,” he explains. “We're just waiting on the final business things to get in line so we can complete it.”
Confessions, which arrives in stores on February 19, includes 13 tracks and features a central theme focused on the seven deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. Buckcherry has said that they’ll be previewing songs from the new album on their upcoming tour dates with Kid Rock and Hellbound Glory. That outing kicks off on February 2 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.
Skillet Goes Platinum with Awake; Promises “Powerful Anthems” on Upcoming Album
In April, Stone Sour will release the second installment of their concept double album,House of Gold and Bones, as well as the first issue of a comic book series based on the record. Frontman Corey Taylor says that creating the comics is essential so that he can begin work on his next project: turning the album into two feature-length films.
“The lyrics [on House of Gold and Bones] basically ghost in and out of the narrative for the short story that I wrote that’s included in each disc,” he tells The Aquarian Weekly. “The comic books are actually an adaptation of that short story. Once [the comic] comes together, I’ll be able develop the [movie] scripts and bring everything together.”
While House of Gold and Bones Part 2 doesn’t have a firm release date yet, the first issue of the House of Gold and Bones comic book mini-series will be available on April 17.
Hatebreed’s The Divinity of Purpose Now Streaming Online
Skillet has something in common with Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys. The group has become the third rock band to receive a platinum certification in 2012, in this case for their latest album, Awake, which has sold more than one million copies since its release in 2009.
The band is currently in the studio working on their ninth studio album, which is expected to be released sometime this spring. "Musically, this record feels like a roller coaster ride,” said frontman/bassist John Cooper in a statement. “Several tracks are aggressive with dirtier and edgier guitars. There are some powerful anthems and the ‘signature Skillet’ songs our fans tend to love: symphonic, classical rock duets."
Pearl Jam Schedules July Concert at Chicago's Wrigley Field
While Hatebreed’s new album The Divinity of Purpose won’t be in stores until Tuesday, you now have the chance to preview the songs online. The band is currently offering a stream of the entire album, which features 12 new tracks, at their website from now until Sunday.
Fans who pre-order the album now on iTunes will receive an immediate download of the album’s first single, “Put It to the Torch.”
In other Hatebreed news, the band is set to headline the 15th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, which runs April 19-21 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Other bands set to appear the event include Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies and Opeth.
Here is the track list for The Divinity of Purpose:
“Put It to the Torch”
“Honor Never Dies”
“Own Your World”
“Before the Fight Ends You”
“Dead Man Breathing”
“The Divinity of Purpose”
“Nothing Scars Me”
“Boundless (Time to Murder It)”
“Idolized and Vilified”
Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins to Perform at Rock on the Range Festival
Pearl Jam has revealed that they’ll be performing at the home of Eddie Vedder’s favorite baseball team this summer. On Wednesday, the band posted a picture on their Facebook page announcing that they'll be playing a concert at Wrigley Field -- the home of the Chicago Cubs -- on July 19. Tickets for the event will go on sale on February 9 at 10 a.m. CT.
While this is the first time the band is performing at Wrigley Field, Vedder himself has a long history of appearing at the stadium. The singer performed with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello at the venue on September 7 of last year. In addition, Vedder has sung the traditional seventh-inning stretch song, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” several times at Wrigley Field and back in 2007, he even threw out the first pitch at a Cubs home game.
Dave Grohl Already Has “Big Plans” for Next Foo Fighters Album
The producers of the Rock on the Range festival have scored some of the biggest names in rock to perform at this year’s event.
Soundgarden, Alice in Chains,and Smashing Pumpkins will be performing at the seventh edition of the fest, which takes place May 17-19 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. “We're really looking forward to returning to Rock on the Range with a batch of brand-new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone,” says Alice in Chains guitaristJerry Cantrell in a statement.
Other bands set to take the stage during the event include Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Volbeat, Buckcherry and Sevendust, to name a few. In addition, Korn has revealed that they'll be performing with former guitarist Brian "Head" Welch at the event. “Head is back!!,” declares Korn frontman Jonathan Davis in a statement. “Rock on the Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
Two-day weekend stadium tickets for the festival start at $89.50 will go on sale starting January 30. See the full lineup at RockOnTheRange.com.
The Black Keys Sue Casino Operator for Copyright Infringement
Need more proof that the Foo Fighters aren’t breaking up? Frontman Dave Grohl says that he’s already written new material for the Foos next album and will begin recording with the band once he’s done promoting his new documentary, Sound City.
"I have the music for the next [Foo Fighters] record and we're going to start working on it once we finish doing all this [Sound City] stuff,” he tells MTV News in a video interview."We have really awesome, big plans for the next album…I'm really excited about it."
Every member of the Foos is involved with Grohl’s Sound City Players, a band comprised of some of the artists who appear in Sound City. Your next opportunity to see the band in action as part of the Sound City Players will be on January 31 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California. That's the same day that Sound City hits 44 movie theaters across North America for a special, one-night-only screening.
After settling lawsuits against Home Depot and Pizza Hut, in which they accused the companies of using the band's songs in commercials without permission, The Black Keyshave now sued another company for allegedly doing the same thing.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the band recently filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York accusing casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment of using music in two of its TV commercials that is "substantially similar" to the Black Keys hit “Howlin’ for You,” from the 2010 album Brothers.
In addition, The Keys claim that a casino rep tweeted that the music used in the ads was a “licensed musical interpretation,” so now the band is suing both Pinnacle and the production company that created the alleged sound-alike, for violating trademark law by “suggesting a false designation of origin as well as making unfair competition for them.”
Source: Abc ePrep
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