SCREAMING TREES TO RELEASE UNRELEASED ALBUM FROM 1998/1999?

This was posted on the onewhiskey.com forums.  Many of these songs are already online like “Ash Grey Sunday” and two versions of “Anita Grey,” but I’ve never heard of anything.  The Trees recorded many demos in 1998 and 1999 for a planned new album, but after failing to find a major label they disbanded in 2000 without ever officially releasing the album.  Don’t count on a release for sure, but this is promising news for Screaming Trees fans.

Just registered on BMI. Might this mean some kind of release finally for the 1998/1999 demos? Or??? [BMI collects license fees for songwriters.]

Anita Grey
Ash Grey Sunday
Black Rose Way
Crawl Space
Door Into Summer
Last Words
Low Life
One Way Conversation
Reflections
Revelator
Strange
Tomorrow Changes

SETLIST FROM CHRIS CORNELL’S SHOW IN SEATTLE

1. Dark Globe
2. Be Yourself
3. Ground Zero
4. Can’t Change Me
5. Two Drink Minimum
6. Call Me A Dog
7. Sunshower
8. Fell On Black Days
9. Burden In My Hand
10. I Am The Highway
11. State Trooper
12. When Im Down
13. Seasons
14. Thank You
15. All Night Thing
16. Man of Golden Words/Comfortably Numb
17. Say Hell to Heaven
18. Mind Riot
19. Like Suicide
20. Like a Stone
21. Doesn’t Remind Me
22. A Day in the Life
23. Scream
24. Black Hole Sun
25. Imagine

FOO FIGHTERS RAISE 1 MILLION DOLLARS FOR CHRISTCHURCH & QUEENSLAND

Credit: MTV.com.au

Foo Fighters did a whole lot more than just delight their devoted fans during their recent Down Under tour – they also raised a bucket load of cash for victims of the recent flood disaster in Queensland and quake-hit Christchurch.

The rockers, who were here in March promoting their new album ‘Wasting Light’, donated all the profits from their Botanic Gardens Riverstage gig in Brisbane, amassing over $770 000 for the Queensland Premiere’s Disaster Relief Appeal according to a press release. The gig sold out in 15 minutes of going on sale.

Michael Gudinski from Frontier Touring Company said: “The Foo Fighters were determined to help New Zealand and Australia in the aftermath of these terrible disasters. The overwhelming success of the concerts and the more than AUD$1 million raised across the two countries shows how much the Foos care for the people of Australia and New Zealand and they displayed this by staging two of the more memorable rock shows in recent times.”

The band have posted the profit and loss reports of both gigs on the Frontier Touring website.

MARK LANEGAN TO BE FEATURED ON THE HANGOVER 2 SOUNDTRACK

Here is the tracklisting for the soundtrack to The Hangover Part II:

1. Black Hell (Danzig)
2. Stronger (Kanye West)
3. The Downeaster (Billy Joel)
4. The Beast in Me (Mark Lanegan)
5. Sofi Needs A Ladder (Deadmau5)
6. Allentown (Ed Helms)
7. Pusher Man (Curtis Mayfield)
8. Love Train (Wolfmother)
9. I Ran (Ska Rangers)
10. One Night In Bangkok (Mike Tyson)
11. Just The Way You Are (Ska Rangers)
12. Bad Man’s World (Jenny Lewis)

CHRIS CORNELL DISCUSSES WRITING NEW SOUNDGARDEN & SOLO SONGS

Credit: TimesColonist.com

Cornell scheduled a tour of his own while Soundgarden, which reunited in 2010 following a long hiatus, continued working on its forthcoming new album, the first batch of new material from the group since 1996’s Grammy-nominated Down on the Upside.

The process of stripping Soundgarden songs down to their acoustic essence for his solo tour, while writing and recording new material with his Seattle bandmates, has been beneficial for him from a songwriting standpoint, Cornell said.

“From the very beginning of Soundgarden, we all had a similar attitude, without ever discussing it. Any time we wrote a song, it was as though we were approaching songwriting from a new angle every single time. If something sounded a little like we were repeating it, or we were repeating a sensibility that had already been covered on a song, we would always steer away from it.”

If anything, Cornell said, playing acoustically has made the divide between his two careers even more defined.

“With Soundgarden making a new record, it feels like the right time to do it, and keep those worlds in their own authentic worlds. If I’m writing a song that Soundgarden can play, it goes to Soundgarden — always. That’s the way it is. I’m super-excited to play music with those guys, and I always have been.”

MIKE MCCREADY SAYS PEARL JAM ARE WRITING NEW SONGS

From Mike McCready’s tumblr:

Getting ready for next PJ record. Songwriting going well. Just ran 8 miles today then had a fundraiser at the Crocodile. I played with Chris Friel Orchestra and we had a Kareoke band that people paid ( for CCFA Run in Napa Valley) had about 14 guest singers rocking with us today. Made 2,500 for the cause. Thank you to all who came out on this Sunny Saturday. Mike

PHOTOS FROM MIKE MCCREADY’S SHOW YESTERDAY IN SEATTLE

Thanks to Joseph (Pino) of Italy:

I attach some pictures taken today, April 30th. Mike McCready of PJ held a benefit concert with the Chris Friel Orchestra at The Crocodile Cafè in Seattle. It was a great show. Three hours of music, including songs from Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and The Clash! McCready confirmed to the audience that PJ are working on the new album in these days.