Rock News: July 23rd, 2013
Seether have been laying low lately but the rock trio recently took to Twitter to give fans the lowdown on what’s going on in their world including the prospect of some new music in the near future.
SEETHER SHARE SONG SNIPPET FROM UPCOMING ALBUM
The band scored a big success with their last album, ‘Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray,’ which yielded the hits ‘Country Song’ and ‘Tonight,’ among others. Now, they’re hard at work on their next disc.
In the tweet seen below posted on June 30, Seether kept things short and sweet sharing some news that clued fans in on the fact that they are not only already working on material for a new album but they are expecting to release it later this year.
That’s not all though, the band followed that up today (July 2) posting a fifteen second tease of one of the tracks they are working on, labeling it simply: “New s–t we’re working on.” Although the clip is short, it gives a good preview of what’s in store, check it out below.
Listen to a Preview of a New Song From Seether:
Seether on WhoSay
HINDER Cancels Boise Concert After Suffering Injuries In Bus Accident
Oklahoma hard rockers HINDER have canceled their appearance at the Boise Music Festival on July 27 after sustaining injuries in a road accident.
Ths past Sunday night (July 21), HINDER was traveling on its tour bus when they were unexpectedly cut off by another vehicle. Members of the band and crew spent the night in ER. Under doctor's orders, the band will be taking some time off to heal, and plans to resume their tour on August 10 in at the Miami County Fair in Troy, Ohio.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, HINDER apparently wanted "American Idol" season seven winner David Cook to fill in temporarily for frontmanAustin Winkler, who recently left the group's current tour for "personal reasons" — although it is now confirmed that Winkler has entered rehab.HINDER manager Kevin "Chief" Zaruk told The Hollywood Reporter, "David Cook was at the top of our list." He added that season 10'sJames Durbin was also in the running, saying, "We would've loved to have either, but the timing didn't work out."
Cook turned down the offer in order to continue to work on his own music, but was said to have been "very interested" in the gig.
Zaruk also confirmed that Winkler had entered rehab for the second time in his career, saying, "We just want him to get healthy and get happy."
Filling in on most of the band's upcoming tour dates will be SAVING ABEL'sJared Weeks, with a few shows to feature DRANKMORE's Marshal Dutton.
HINDER is on the road in support of its fourth studio album, 2012's"Welcome To The Freakshow".
Lars Ulrich Says There’s “Plenty of Metallica” in Upcoming 3D Film, Through the Never
U2, Arcade Fire & More Call for Release of Jailed Russian Female Punk Rockers Pussy Riot
During San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Metallica revealed a new trailer for their upcoming 3D film, Through the Never, which features clips of live performances from the band and a separate story line that revolves around In Treatment actor Dane DeHaan. Drummer Lars Ulrich says that while the flick isn’t a traditional concert film, it will feature more than its fair share of performances sure to please die-hard fans.
“It’s two parallel universes that sort of cross paths all the time,” Ulrich said in a panel discussion with fans at Comic-Con. “There’s plenty of Metallica in there, you’re not gonna walk away going, ‘I wish there was more Metallica in there’ and I think there’ll be more people going, ‘Put more Dane up there, get these guys off the screen.’”
Ulrich feels that Through the Never adds a new spin on the great tradition of music films like 1970’s Woodstock, 1975’s Tommy and 1982’s Pink Floyd The Wall. “We’ve put a lot of hard work and sweat into trying to make a movie that’s really different from any other, sort of, music-based films,” he explains. “They all stand on their own pedestals. If our movie somehow can add an additional element to that great set of music films would be an honor, but the main thing is that it’s really unique.”
Through the Never will premiere exclusively at every IMAX theater across North America for a full week starting September 27. After the flick has its run in the IMAX theaters, it will expand into additional theaters starting October 4.
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Win a Chance to Get Your Song Featured on Linkin Park’s Next Album
What do U2, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Radiohead, Eddie Vedder, fun., Ozzy Osbourne, Phoenix, Tom Morello, Alt-J and Franz Ferdinand all have in common? Aside from being global music stars, they've all joined together to call for the release of two jailed female punk rock musicians.
The musicians, Masha and Nadia, are members of the Russian group Pussy Riot, and were imprisoned last year after being charged with "hooliganism on grounds of religious hatred" after they filmed themselves lip-synching a protest song about Russian presidentVladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral. Ahead of their parole appeal hearings this week, the rock stars are calling for Masha and Nadia's release in the form of a letter addressed to the duo.
"The impact of your shockingly unjust trial and imprisonment has spread far and wide," reads the letter. "While understanding the sensitivities of protesting in a place of worship, we ask that the Russian authorities review these harsh sentences, so that you may return to your children, your families and your lives. The right to freedom of expression and dissent is a legitimate one and essential in any kind of democracy."
Amnesty International has declared the women "prisoners of conscience." A spokeswoman for the organization says, "The Pussy Riot case has shocked musicians all over the world...several musicians have told me that if you can’t sing a protest song without fear of arrest then something is badly wrong."
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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators to Air Live Concert July 25
Linkin Park is offering you the chance to be a part of their next album. The band has launched a contest called LPUSessions, where aspiring musicians have the opportunity to get one of their original pieces of music featured on the group’s upcoming album, LPU13, which is due out later this year.
The contest is open to members of the band’s official fan club, LP Underground, with the grand prize winner scoring a trip to Los Angeles to record their song with the band.
“Since our inception, we’ve relied on the input and support of our exceptionally dedicated fan base,” says guitarist Brad Delson in a statement. “Beyond sharing our music and art with the LP community at large, we relish opportunities to empower our fans to share their many talents with us. The LPU Sessions will allow fans to submit original material with a chance to work hands on with the band in the studio.”
To enter the drawing, you’ll need to upload the audio of an original piece of music to YouTube and post a link to it on your LP Underground account. Submissions for the contest are open from now until August 4. Two grand prize winners will be announced on September 3.
Check out the particulars at LPUnderground.com/LPUSessions.
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Kid Rock Concert Special, Kid Rock: Live from Buffalo Chip, to Air on CMT in August
The last stop of Slash's world tour with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will be broadcast live from the House of Blues in Las Vegas Thursday, July 25 at midnight ET via the streaming website Evntlive. You can visit Evntlive.com to watch the show.
Evntlive co-founder and chief marketing officer Dave Carrico, says, “We are thrilled to offer online access to one of the greatest musicians of all time, while giving the world an up-close, personal and completely immersive experience.”
Meanwhile, on Friday, October 4, Nothing Left to Fear, the first movie Slash co-produced for his production company, Slasher Films, will debuted in select theaters, along with the original motion picture soundtrack at Pledgemusic.com/projects/slash. The film will arrive on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand the following Tuesday.
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Limp Bizkit Goes Behind-the-Scenes for “Ready to Go” Video
Here's your chance to check out Kid Rock live -- and you don't even need to buy a ticket.
CMT has announced that they will be airing a new concert special which features a live performance from the singer that will be recorded next month at the Buffalo Chip campground during South Dakota's annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Kid Rock: Live from Buffalo Chip will premiere on CMT on August 22 at 8 p.m. ET.
Rock is currently trekking across North American on his $20 Best Night Ever Tour. Kool & The Gang, ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker will support Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band on select dates. Visit KidRock.com to view the full itinerary.
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Spinal Tap to Return to Action in 2014?
Limp Bizkit give fans a taste of what it’s like to be on tour in the band’s new video for “Ready to Go,” the first single from the group’s upcoming album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants.
The five-minute video features a number of random behind-the-scenes moments showing frontman Fred Durst and the guys hanging out with fans and goofing around during soundchecks before concerts, mixed with footage of the group performing the song live. Rapper Lil Wayne, who is featured on the track, also makes an appearance in the clip to sing his verses.
While Stampede of the Disco Elephants has yet to get an official release date, Durst revealed during a Reddit’s Ask Me Anything session on Sunday that he expects fans will get to hear the album in its entirety in “the first quarter of 2014.”
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It's been a few years since Spinal Tap, the semi-make-believe heavy-metal band formed by actors Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, performed live, but Guest says that all might change soon. In a new interview with U.K. newspaper The Observer, he reveals that he and his comic collaborators are "in the midst of talking about something for next year."
The last time Spinal Tap was seen on a concert stage was in 2009, when they appeared at the famed Glastonbury Festival. "It was a fantastic show," he reminisces. "There were 130,000 people there or something."
The band, of course, is most famous for being the focus of the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. After the film came out, the faux rockers went on to record some albums, star on some TV specials and more.
"We've gone on tour, playing Wembley, the [Royal] Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall," Christopher points out. "It's weird but great. The fiction became real."
Guest most recently was seen in the HBO's Family Tree series, which he created, directed and co-wrote, as well as having a small role in the show. McKean also was featured in a number of episodes.
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