MEGADETH's video for the title track and first single from the band's new album, "Super Collider", can be seen below. The clip was filmed on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is "about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love."
A few photos from the set of the "Super Collider" video shoot can be seen below. More pictures are available at this location.
The track "Super Collider", which was premiered on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio metal show on April 20, was released digitally on April 23 via iTunes.
"That song kind of came from that 'Symphony Of Destruction' corner of my mind," MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine told Guitar Worldmagazine. "You can't always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren't even songs; they're like musical rams. But because I'm not a pop guy, I'm also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me,'Super Collider' made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It's written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns."
Mustaine told Billboard.com in a new interview that he wanted to steer the lyrical themes on "Super Collider" away from both domestic and global politics that have dominated much of the group's output over the years.
"I thought it's just not the same climate anymore where you can really talk about stuff like that," he explained. "People are so polarized they'll chuck a musician that they really like because of them being a Democrat or them being a Republican or whatever. I'm not a partisan guy, and I seem to always get lumped in as a Republican, which I'm not. So I was trying to walk away from all this controversy and stuff that seems to follow me and let the music do the talking."
"Super Collider", which sold 29,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart, focuses "a little bit more [on] human politics, like my mother-in-law having Alzheimers and things like that," Mustaine said. "Not everybody watches the news, so when you tell somebody that this is going on, that's going on, this guys is part of a cover-up, this guy is a philanderer, they don't want to hear it. But if you say, 'Hey, my mother-in-law has Alzheimers or something they might have going on in their life, too, all of a sudden you've got that bond. So I figured I would write about what goes on inside my heart instead of inside my head this time, and I think it really came across that way."
"Super Collider" arrived in stores on June 4 via Dave Mustaine's new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
The album is available as a limited-edition CD with 3-D cover and bonus tracks, regular CD, regular LP, limited LP plus a bonus colored seven-inch single with two bonus tracks, and a download voucher.
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Beck Previews New Single, “I Won’t Be Long”
Less than one month after he unveiled his new single, “Defriended,” Beck has returned with another brand-new track. Titled “I Won’t Be Long,” the cut is currently streaming on the singer’s YouTube channel. In addition to checking it out online, you’ll be able to purchase the song -- along with a 14-minute remix of it -- on 12” vinyl July 8 atBeckIWontBeLong.com.
As previously reported, Beck is currently recording two new albums: an acoustic release and a follow-up to 2008’s Modern Guilt. Though release dates for the projects have yet to be announced, the singer is expected to preview material from the forthcoming acoustic record during his upcoming stripped-down solo sets. Those concerts will take place at the AmericanaramA Festival of Music at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on July 27, and at the Newport Folk Festival on July 28 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.
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Corey Taylor Promises “Very Elaborate Stage Setup” on Stone Sour’s Next House of Gold and Bones Tour
While Stone Sour did some touring to promote House of Gold and Bones this year, the band has plans to unveil something more elaborate for their next outing. FrontmanCorey Taylor says that fans can expect to take in an elaborate stage show during the band’s 2014 tour -- on which Stone Sour will perform each part of the concept double album over the course of two-night residencies at each stop.
“There will be a comprehensive, very elaborate stage setup that honestly we’ve never really even tried before,” he tells ABC News Radio. “[There’s] gonna be a lot of moving parts, a lot of things happening that people don’t even understand until much later, [including] a whole lighting rig that works almost on a theatrical level. It’s gonna be the most complex and exciting thing that we’ve ever tried.”
There will be a live DVD from the upcoming tour, Taylor notes, but he also has in mind two full-length feature films based on House of Gold and Bones which he hopes will have a unique visual style.
“I want to have a stylized vibe with the movies…I don’t just want to put something out that just feels like a typical couple of run-of-the-mill movies that really don’t capture the imagination the way they should,” he explains. “I’m definitely kinda looking into ideas about what I can do to really amp them up and take them to the next level.”
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe to Release Memoir About Manslaughter Trial in 2014
Randy Blythe endured a lot over the last year, and now the singer is ready to share his experiences with you. The Lamb of God frontman has announced that he inked a deal with Da Capo Press to release a memoir that details the events surrounding his recent manslaughter trial.
“While I've dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic,” says Blythe in a statement. “Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told…so I will tell it with the respect and dignity all involved deserve.”
Back in March, a Czech court acquitted Blythe of manslaughter in connection with an incident that took place during the band’s 2010 concert at Club Abaton in Prague. Blythe was accused of roughing up a fan named Daniel Nosek, who leaped onto the stage during the show. Czech Republic authorities alleged that the incident caused injuries that led to Nosek's death 14 days later.
Blythe's as-yet-untitled memoir is expected to hit stores sometime in the spring of 2014.
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Motörhead Cancels Remainder of Summer Tour
Bad news for Motörhead fans: the band has just canceled the rest of their summer tour dates so frontman Lemmy Kilmister can recuperate from his recent health problems.
“As you may have heard, earlier this spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for the long-term good," explains a post on the band’s Facebook page. "He was, at that time, advised to rest, but once feeling better, he of course resumed his life as usual. He has since been advised that he should immediately take some more time to rest.”
While there’s been no official confirmation from the band on Kilmister’s condition, there have been rumors that he's suffering from a hematoma, which is an abnormal collection of blood localized around blood vessels, much like an internal bruise. News of Kilmister’s alleged ailment came in the form of an announcement from Barley Arts Promotion, shortly after the band canceled their June 25 concert in Milan, Italy due to what the promoter said was “a severe hematoma which makes it impossible at the moment [for Kilmister to perform] on stage.”
Kilmister notes that he expects to be fully recovered and back out on the road in the fall. “It was a tough decision for me as I don't like to disappoint the fans especially in times where economy is bad and people spent their money to see us,” says the singer in statement. “But sometimes you can't do anything else than following doctor's orders, but be sure we will be back and kick everybody's ass.”