Grohl confirmed the album is going to be their heaviest yet: “Each song is full on, the whole record is full on.
“In the 14 songs there’s not one acoustic guitar, there’s not even one in the house.”
The album is being produced by Butch Vig who produced Nirvana’s Nevermind album.
Grohl also revealed the album has a guest appearance on bass from his former Nirvana band-mate Krist Novoselic: “This whole project has been really cool. I haven’t made a record with Butch for 20 years.”
Grohl also revealed the band have film plans: “We’re making a movie about this whole experience too. We have a director.
“Basically 2011 you’re not gonna be able to get us out of your hair, that’s what we’re planning. I’m excited.”
You have had a long run writing songs and playing music with your brother Robert. Does sibling rivalry play into that relationship? What keeps it fresh?
Scott is actually the one who said this, but I agree with it, that the key thing is not to repeat what we’ve done before. I also have a competitive side, and my brother Robert sets the bar pretty high as far as songwriting is concerned. People assume that because I play guitar I’m the one writing all the songs, but I’m only a part of it. It’s really a beautiful thing, the sibling relationship—I won’t call it a rivalry—because we’ve learned to appreciate what we’ve got. Last week, we were in New Orleans eating together at K-Paul’s, which is one of our favorite restaurants, and the week before that we were in Miami with our families and the nephews got a chance to hang out together. And from a musical standpoint, we are one mind.
I notice that you’ve parted ways with your long-time producer, Brendan O’Brien, for this one, and that you are listed as producing it yourselves. How did that come about?
It’s something we could have done a long time ago, because we were ready, but we went along with the label when they said “you have to use a big-name producer.” It left a bad taste, though, especially for Robert, and this time, we finally did it ourselves, with a little help from Chris Lord-Alge, who mixed it for us. Sometimes it is harder to get the exact tonality you are looking for than it is to write the song. Changing guitars and tunings, using different amps and effects—it can take a while to achieve the exact sound that is in your head.
CNN.com has a new interview up with Soundgarden. Here are a few relevant items:
CNN: How does it feel to be back on stage together? You played Lollapalooza this year, as well as a few others. Is there a tour coming up, or perhaps more spot dates?
Thayil: Yeah, maybe more spot dates, certainly. It was a lot of fun.
Cornell: Yeah, it was fun. It didn’t really feel like there was that long of a break between playing 12 years ago and now.
CNN: Had the four of you been keeping in touch? Had you seen each other over the years?
Cameron: Well, yeah. Three of us still live in Seattle, and Chris moved to Paris and L.A., so we didn’t really get the chance to see him as much, but it’s been great.
CNN: Any plans to get back in the studio?
Thayil: Let’s say “yes” in this interview, and “no” in the next one.
On the latest Grunge Report Radio Brett and Duncan discuss Pearl Jam’s shows this past weekend in Mountain View, California at the Bridge School Benefit, talk rumors of a new Stone Temple Pilots album next year, and discuss Jane’s Addiction.
Walk With Me (with Neil Young)
Brad and Lincoln from Cage The Elephant were interviewed last month and 40 seconds in they talk about their friendship with the DeLeo brothers from Stone Temple Pilots. Cage The Elephant opened for Stone Temple Pilots on the first leg of their 2010 summer/fall tour.
Also remember to check out my Cage The Elephant fansite TinyLittleRobots.net.
Note: This might not be in a studio, they could be hanging out elsewhere.
Thanks to Andrei for letting me know about this. Here is a new photo from Dave Grohl’s Twitter of former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, and also Nevermind producer Butch Vig, in the studio where Grohl is working on the new Foo Fighters album with Vig producing. It’s starting to look an awful lot like Krist will make a guest appearance on the album! Either that or he just enjoys being in the studio with Dave and Butch.
Remember if you want to be featured in this e-mail me at grungereport @yahoo.com. Also if any fans find some Grunge influenced bands they themselves like shoot me an e-mail.
Thanks to Koji:
hello, my name is Koji, I play with a band D.O.G.S., we’re all-japanese grunge band from Tokyo, Japan.
Please check out our music to see if you can feel every bit of all the grunge bands from 90s… http://dogs-official.com and /or www.myspace.com/runawaydogs
We are coming to play some shows in Seattle this month, that would be fucking great if you can mention about us on GrungeReport.net.
Shows booked so far are:
Oct.28th THU@Blue Moon, Seattle
Nov.1st MON@the FunHouse, Seattle
Nov.3rd WED@Studio Seven, Seattle
Nov.6th SAT@Club Motor, Seattle
still contacting more venues to get gigs, hope we get to play as many shows as possible while we’re in town of the legend….
We hope to go play other cities in the US as well as Europe possibly next year.
it’s time to show the world that grunge is still ALIVE!!!
Thanks to Ty:
I read grungereport.net every day! Love it!
So, my band, HEAD OF STATE is definately grunge-influenced! Please take a listen on MySpace (link below) and check out our clip on YouTube (link below). Would love ya to inbed the clip in the report too if you want!
Pearl Jam and STP are obvious influences, and even Jack Endino took a listen and likened us to STP… quote is on MySpace.
Anyways, we are from Newcastle, Australia. Our album, “The Spirit Of The Staircase” is available by contacting me here or via MySpace for A$10 plus postage. Oh, and we recorded the entire album live in the studio in 1 day!
Hope ya like!
rebs622 posted this on the PearlJam.com forums:
To start the night, the band literally launched into Daughter. It was such an unexpected introduction, and I believe left even the most seasoned fan, “up” to what may lay ahead.
The band was definitely “on” and the highlight, for me, was “Other Side”. The studio version of “Other Side” blatantly hits you in the chest, in a way that you feel grateful for having to gasp for air. The version tonight was no doubt more easily accepting, but the punch, though “poppy” was there, as only Pearl Jam can. Much like the pop of Undone. You love it, and you fucking should love it.
Black with strings was phenomenal and eloquently placed within the night’s setlist.
On a side note that shouldn’t at all be an aside, Modest Mouse was fantastic. The multitude of instrumental chorography that was on a stage at one time was nearly too much to witness at once. That band has found a new fan in me, and I’m sure other’s, tonight.
Also, Neil Young starting the show, playing to the kids, is a visual and auditory tatoo that all who saw and heard can pleasingly “rub” for the rest of their lives. Great.
My mother and step-father went to the show. They said the band looked and sounded great just like the previous night (they went to the Austin show, too).
The boys’ skipped Sex Type Thing, however, because some rowdy fans were throwing beer bottles on the stage and hitting people in the front rows. This occurred during Down and the lights came on and stopped the song midway. It really pissed Scott off so they went straight to the encore.
Other than that all went well. Dean gave my step-father his slider (twice). The first time it got knocked out of hands so Dean went and got another one! What a class act! He gave it to him because he recognized my step dad from the night before in Austin. He noticed them right when he came out on stage. They stood in the same spot ( Front-row Center).
STP looks good on this leg of the tour no matter what disturbances occur!
Heaven & Hotrods
Between the Lines
Sex Type Thing (Skipped)
Dead & Bloated
If you missed my rant on the Alice In Chains board moderators, click here to read it. Anyways, here is the PM I sent to all of the admins and moderators on Friday after they called my site a virus site and refused to give credit to it/censored it and started deleting my posts.
“My site GrungeReport.net was hacked in April and a virus was placed on it, after being notified of the virus/hacking I immediately closed the site and after a week moved it to a new server. The site has been virus free since then. I tried providing an update on the death of Chris Staley with my site as a source and my post was deleted, why? Thanks.”
I didn’t receive any PM’s from any moderators until today, and the PM I got did not even acknowledge my message. The moderator “Thanks 4 Tryin” PM’d me and said basically this is your second warning don’t post links to your website or you will be banned immediately. Also said to not debate issues with mods. He didn’t at all acknowledge anything I said in my PM’s at all, or apologize for libelous information about my site being on their board.
The behavior of the mods on the AIC forum is very disappointing to me. Like I said in my response PM to him, I don’t want any problems with them, but if they are going to lie about my site I can’t accept that.
UPDATE: The mod responded to my latest PM saying to have patience and that he’ll get back to me when he can.
20th Anniversary Statement
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