Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy Gives Update on Next Slash Album; Mark Tremonti Talks Next Solo Release
Alter Bridge may have just released their fourth studio album, Fortress, but frontman Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti have revealed they already have plans for their side projects.
Kennedy says he’s begun the writing process for Slash’s next solo album, which he hopes to start recording sometime in 2014. “Slash is sending me his riffs and ideas, so I've been [sending parts to him] via the old phone voice memo,” he tells Billboard. “We'll probably get together here later with the other guys, start chipping away at some things, and the goal is to record it next year.”
Meanwhile, Tremonti notes he’s looking forward to getting back into the studio with the members of his side project, Tremonti. “I'll be getting with the guys and trying to find a window maybe in December or January just to write some material,” he explains. “The next time we tour [as my solo band] Tremonti will probably be after we get some new material done, so it will probably be at least six months till we play some shows.”
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Cage the Elephant's Matt Shultz Talks Breaking New Ground with Melophobia
Cage the Elephant fans may notice that the band’s recently released third studio album, Melophobia, sounds a bit different from their previous records. Frontman Matt Shultz says the guys always try to break new ground sonically, mostly because they aren’t fans of following a formula when putting together their records.
“I think we have musical [attention deficit disorder] and I think we’re also like hyper-sensitive to repeating ourselves,” he tells ABC News Radio. “If somethings sounds remotely similar we start to run in a different direction, so it’s probably why some of our songs have bridges that seem out of left field.”
Shultz adds he felt the record’s first single, “Come a Little Closer,” was a proper introduction toMelophobia because it showcases the variety of musical styles the group explores on the release. “We felt like it was the best representation of the record as a whole,” he explains. “I don’t necessarily know if it was like the most immediate song, but it definitely felt like it had almost all of the qualities from all the different songs in that one song, so it kinda made sense.”
While Cage the Elephant has scheduled a few dates to promote the release over the next few months, the band is currently plotting an extensive North American trek which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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Scott Stapp Releases Lyric Video for “Slow Suicide”
Creed frontman Scott Stapp has posted a lyric video for “Slow Suicide,” the first single from his upcoming second solo effort, Proof of Life. In the three-minute clip, which you can see at Yahoo! Music, the song's lyrics flash across the screen while photos of the singer fade in and out of the frame.
Stapp says he came up with idea for “Slow Suicide” after spending some quality time with his friend, The Exies singer Scott Stevens. "Anything we put into our lives that is bringing negativity at any level into our lives is slowly killing us," he tells Yahoo! Music. "I had that epiphany as we were writing that it was slow suicide because there was a choice I made in all those areas in continuing that behavior or letting it go, as difficult as it may be.” Proof of Life will arrive at all the usual outlets on November 5. It features 11 new songs that were inspired by Stapp's recent memoir, Sinner’s Creed, in which he discusses his upbringing, his time with Creed and his ongoing battle with addiction.