METALLICA's LARS ULRICH, Director NIMRÓD ANTAL Talk To Tribute.ca About 'Through The Never' Movie
METALLICA's new movie, "Metallica Through The Never", made its world premiere Monday night (September 9) at the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival. The film, a blend of concert movie and fictional narrative, stars Dane DeHaan as a member of METALLICA's road crew who is sent on a mysterious mission while the band performs at a sold-out arena and events outside grow more bizarre. Video footage of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and director Nimród Antal talking to Tribute.ca about the movie can be seen at this location. METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio that the idea for a METALLICA concert film had been around for a while, but that the band wanted it to have something extra. "We felt that the missing ingredient was obvious to us and it was some sort of narrative," he said. "There needed to be something that co-existed with the music, so it goes beyond just another concert performance. So we took it a step in a different direction, kind of taking a page from PINK FLOYD 'The Wall' or 'Song Remains The Same' by LED ZEPPELIN, somehow creating our own version of that. And really it was trial and error." The 3D IMAX film will also play at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas several days before it opens in limited release on IMAX screens around the country on September 27. The film will then expand to more theaters on October 4. The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics performed live in the movie, will be out on September 24. The two-disc CD will come out on METALLICA's own label, Blackened Recordings, also in digital and vinyl formats. The concert sequences for the movie were shot in August 2012 at two shows in Vancouver, Canada and feature a stage containing elements of many of METALLICA's previous live productions from the past 30 years. The first two episodes of "Hit The Lights: The Making Of Metallica Through The Never", a series of short films that will tell you everything you need to know about the making of "Metallica Through The Never" and the groundbreaking stage production, can be seen below.
ALICE IN CHAINS' DUVALL: Illegal Music Downloaders Are 'Sticking It To Themselves'
KLAQ's Lisa Sanchez conducted an interview with ALICE IN CHAINS members Sean Kinney (drums) and William DuVall (vocals) on August 31 at Revolt On The Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. On the state of the music industry, how the Internet affects musicians, and where they think the record business is going: Kinney: "Any music that can generate money will be the dumbest, shittiest lip-syncing crap that's made for the lowest common denominator, made for the masses, just kind of like reality TV — cheaper, shittier, dumber, dumb it down. "The next LED ZEPPELINs and everybody they're playing right now, they'll never get a chance because if you don't support these things, there's no infrastructure to let a band turn into a band and mature and grow. It's financially impossible. I mean, we're out here doing this. We get paid for what we do, but we'll spend almost every penny we make to do this. We spend almost all our money to do this, and we're fortunate. To move six semis and twenty buses. Each bus costs 30,000 dollars a month. That's not counting gas. It costs millions of dollars to do this stuff at a certain level. And it's what we love to do. And we're fortunate that we kind of make it work." "The record companies fucked every human that ever recorded music in the history of music. Every single person — [from] the first recordings — has been permanently fucked because the record companies didn't get their shit together and nobody regulated anything and found a way to distribute [digital music] right." DuVall: "It'll get harder and harder to run that business the more this, sort of, ripple effect takes hold in the culture. "People think they're sticking it to 'the man' by not paying for a record, BitTorrenting and all this stuff. They're not [sticking it to 'the man']. They’re sticking it to their favorite band, they're sticking it to their favorite artist, and ultimately, they're stucking it to themselves. Because eventually, those [artists] won't be able to tour so readily. A lot of bands are gonna break up. A lot of bands already have broken up. "When you talk about your top-tier groups that are able to operate, we're somewhere in the fortunate category in that at least we can have a serious conversation about moving all these semis and all these people around the world and flying the gear everywhere and feeding everyone that works for this group and everything, and feeding ourselves. We can at least have that conversation, but there are a lot of bands that were able to survive 15-20 years ago at the mid-level — [like] your punk bands that were on Epitaph, those bands that sold around 100,000 records and they could rely on that, they could make their records cheaply, they could tour in a bus, they could make a living. Now those bands can't do that anymore. That whole mid-level, it's just like what's happening in a larger sense in the country and in the world. Like, this middle-class things is just getting routed; they are the ones getting routed."
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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist: Having A 'Stable' Singer Is A Very New Feeling
Earlier this week, Tom Mann of Australia's Faster Louder conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On the band's split with lead singer Scott Weiland: "It was plain to see nothing was going to get done anymore with these four members of STP. Nothing was going to get done. It was very clear from Scott's side of things, he doesn't want to make music with us anymore. He didn't want to tour anymore … I don't think Scott really is into playing rock and roll music, and being in a rock and roll band, and being around us in particular. As friends or business partners. And it's really sad, it's sad to see." "It wasn't an overnight thing [to fire Scott]; it was building for many, many years and I just think that we tried to do everything we could. We had a lot of great years with Scott, and I feel thankful we complemented each other's lives immensely through the years. But friends don't treat friends like that. I think Dean [DeLeo, guitar] and Eric [Kretz, drums] and myself just got tired of being treated that way. I got really tired of being treated that way." On working with LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington in the new version of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: "It's been great. It's been a huge breath of fresh air, a lot more sanity, a lot more reasoning, and patience. Having a 'stable' singer, it's new. It's a very new feeling, and I don't quite think Dean and Eric and I are used to it yet; it's kind of surprising. Things are running very smoothly, it's interesting because what I notice is I actually have a lot more energy onstage, because my day doesn't involve wondering what's going to happen that day."
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Linkin Park to Release Album of Reimagined Songs from Living Things
Rejoice Linkin Park fans: the band has announced that they’ll be releasing a new album next month. Titled Recharged, the record will feature new interpretations of songs from 2012's Living Things.
The release also includes the new single “A Light that Never Comes,” which LP recently created with electronic dance music artist Steve Aoki. You can unlock a stream of the track by playing the group’s free Facebook game, LP Recharge. Recharged will arrive at all the usual outlets on October 29. In addition to a standard release, a limited-edition box set will be available. That package includes CD copies ofRecharged and Living Things, an interactive 3D sculpture based on the Living Things album artwork, and a 48-page art book. Only 500 copies of the set will be sold. You can pre-order the package starting Monday at LinkinPark.com.
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Kings of Leon to Perform Tracks from Mechanical Bull onLive at Letterman Webcast
Just two days after they release their sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull, Kings of Leonwill take part in the exclusive CBS Interactive webcast series Live on Letterman. The band will hit the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City for a performance that will stream live on September 26 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.com and VEVO.com.
Kings of Leon is expected to play a number of tunes from Mechanical Bull during their set, as well as a selection of hits from previous albums, such as "Use Somebody" and "Sex on Fire." Following the live event, the concert will be available for viewing on demand at the official Live on Letterman website. Previous artists who have performed on the Live on Letterman series include Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, The Killers andMumford & Sons.
Kings of Leon will also be the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman that same night on CBS at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.