30 Seconds to Mars Hoping to Offer Fan-Funded Stream of Los Angeles Concert
30 Seconds to Mars needs your help in order to offer a stream of their upcoming concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 12.
While the band has partnered with VyRT.com to webcast the event, there’s a catch: at least 7,500 people must buy digital tickets in order for it to be seen. Tickets for the event will run you $14.99 and are currently available at Beta.VyRT.com/Mars. If the ticket goal is reached, VyRT.com will also include a stream of the band’s soundcheck session in addition to the Hollywood Bowl concert.
As of Friday afternoon, around 2,100 people have purchased digital tickets to the event. Visit VyRT’s Facebook page for more information.
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Eddie Vedder Says Taking Time Off Between Pearl Jam Records Is “Healthy”
Next month is when we'll get our hands on Pearl Jam's tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt. While fans may be frustrated that it took the guys four years to put out the new record, frontman Eddie Vedder says it’s necessary for them to take lengthy breaks between releases.
“We're more of a group than ever, and the space in-between is healthy,” he tells Rolling Stone. “It's a big part of everybody's life, to be playing music, at all times. And at the same time, it's important to us to be part of our families, to not be absent fathers.”
Vedder adds there's a downside to the guys taking too much time off: it can affect how their new album is perceived. “When you take longer between records, there's more importance placed on the records,” he explains. “Maybe the next thing you do is put out another one in the next year -- just put it out, and not have a buildup.” Lightning Bolt will arrive at all the usual outlet on October 15.
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Metallica Says Fans Will Experience “Swiss Army Knife of Stages” in Through the Never
Metallica has steadily revealed details of their long-awaited 3D film, Metallica Through the Never, in a series of behind-the-scenes videos on their YouTube channel over the last month. In the videos, frontman James Hetfield says while the band and actor Dane DeHaan are the main stars of the flick, the massive stage they created also plays a big role.
“The stage itself is such a monstrosity and there’s so much stuff going on underneath it,” he explains. “If you’re under the stage at the wrong time you can be cut in half.”
Hetfield adds the stage is full of unusual surprises, including a number of interactive pieces that bring to life artwork from all the band's studio albums. “It’s got everything: the crosses pop up, you know, you’ve got lady justice, a toilet,” he says. “It’s the Swiss army knife of stages, is what I call it.” Metallica Through the Never will arrive at IMAX theaters across North America for a full week starting on Friday. After the flick has its run in IMAX format, it'll expand into traditional theaters starting October 4.
Metallica Praises Actor Dane DeHaan’s “Intensity” in 3D Film,Metallica Through the Never
While Metallica’s Through the Never is filled with stellar musical performances, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of the scenes featuring actor DaneDeHaan, who portrays a member of Metallica’s stage crew in the movie. Frontman James Hetfield says DeHaan was the perfect choice for the role of Trip, which has no dialogue, because of his ability to command a scene without saying a word.
“He's got these eyes, [like] they've been through life a few times,” he tells Rolling Stone. “It feels like he's an older soul and he's got depth, and his movements, his actions, his facial expressions say it all.” Guitarist Kirk Hammett adds, “He definitely has an intensity about him onscreen that's good for us, because his onscreen performance balances out the intensity of our performance.”
Hetfield notes the film’s separate story line centered on DeHaan’s character can be interpreted in many different ways. “It's open-ended, and that's what will help people maybe talk about it,” he explains. “[Trip] went out on a journey to get something. That was a mission, that was a destination, but all that happened in between was he went from some little runner boy to a hero at the end of the day.” Metallica Through the Never is now screening at IMAX theaters across North America. After the flick has its run in IMAX format, it'll expand into traditional theaters starting October 4.
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Andrew W.K. Invites Fans to Help Him Create The Party Bible
Andrew WK has just scored a book deal with Simon & Schuster, and he wants you to help him write it. The singer announced that he’s crafting a book on partying titled The Party Bible, which he says will “provide insight into mankind’s purpose on earth and the inspiration to celebrate all of existence.”
“This book is the culmination of my entire career as a professional partier. In fact, this book is the culmination of my entire life,” says the singer in a statement. “Everything that has ever and never happened has led to me being in the perfect position to receive the contents of The Party Bible and write it down, once and for all.”
WK adds the book will be an open collaboration between himself and his fans, who are encouraged to send him message about the life questions you want answered. You can submit your questions by tweeting @AndrewWK and using the hashtag #ThePartyBible.
A release date for The Party Bible has yet to be revealed.
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Pearl Jam Talk “Arduous” Songwriting Process for Lightning Bolt; Previews New Songs in Short Film
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder gives us an insight into his songwriting process in a new short film the band released on Thursday on their YouTube channel. While fielding questions from director Judd Apatow, actress/Wild Flag frontwoman Carrie Brownstein, world champion surfer Mark Richards and former NFL player Steve Gleason in the video, the singer compares making music to surfing, noting that the process can consume him at times.
“In a way I’ve always just thought of [songwriting] as…surfing, in that the wave is actually the song and the words are kind of like the board,” says Vedder in the film. “[I’m] really just kind of waiting for something to hit. It’s an arduous process and I go at it every waking hour and maybe a few while I’m sleeping.”
The short film also features a number of snippets of tracks from Lightning Bolt, including recently-released singles “Mind Your Manners” and “Sirens,” as well as new songs “Lightning Bolt,” “Future Days” and “Getaway.” Lightning Bolt will arrive at all the usual outlet on October 15. You’ll get your chance to hear the new cuts performed live when the band heads out on a North American tour this fall. That trek begins on October 11 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
Chris Cornell to Perform with The Avett Brothers on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Chris Cornell has scheduled a special television appearance to help promote his upcoming batch of solo tour dates. The Soundgarden frontman will be stopping by NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday to perform with The Avett Brothers.
As with his previous Songbook tour, Cornell will be playing acoustic versions of tracks from his entire career, as well as a few covers. The outing will also feature a number of cuts from Soundgarden’s 2012 release, King Animal. That North American trek kicks off on October 15 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA.
Visit ChrisCornell.com to view the full itinerary.