UPDATE ON NEW SCOTT WEILAND SONG “BREATHE”

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland’s new song “Breathe” has not been released as an unlockable song yet on the Avengers website, most other soundtrack songs have been. Here’s some additional news on the song set to appear on the ‘Avengers Assemble’ soundtrack.

andrew posted this on the BelowEmpty.com forums:

It’s definitely “Breathe” or “Breathe Again.” According to Tyrant who heard from Douglas Grean: “”Breathe Again” didn’t get on the record [Happy In Galoshes). It is a really good song and will show up somewhere”

The song really could be solid, because the one B-side to be released from Happy In Galoshes “I Know It’s Too Late” is better than most of the songs that actually made the album.

HOUR LONG INTERVIEW WITH PEARL JAM’S MIKE MCCREADY TO AIR TOMORROW

From the Ten Club boards:

Hey Jamily,

I’ll be airing an hour long interview (and songs) with Mike this Monday the 23rd at 11a EST on 91.9 WFPK. If you’re not in Louisville, stream us at wfpk.org to hear some great talk about UFO, The Rockfords, Crohn’s, Soundgarden / splitting time with Matt Cameron, Shadow, Star Anna, Monkey Wrench radio and why public radio is awesome and never having to completely grow up.

oh, and there’s a lot of updates on the next Pearl Jam LP.

oh, and a pretty awesome bit of news about a certain one-off record that came out in 95.

wfpk.org, 11a EST, Monday the 23rd.

Kyle Meredith
host/producer of The Weekly Feed
www.theweeklyfeed.org

DAVE GROHL & KRIST NOVOSELIC OF NIRVANA HOPE TO COMPLETE NEW MATERIAL BY THE FALL

Butch Vig, who is producing the new Grohl/Novoselic material on the Sound City Studios documentary soundtrack, has given this update to NME.com:

We’re not really sure how it’s all gonna end up at this point but its been fun. There’s still quite a bit more work to do and we hope to finish up in the next three or four months, and try get it all mixed and completed some time in the fall.”

MARK LANEGAN TALKS THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SOLO ALBUMS & COLLABORATIONS

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Breaking away politely (for a change) from his recent outputs spawned out of writing with other people, things have settled back to the base mode of control for Lanegan as he explains, “When I sit down to make a record I just try to enjoy myself and make something that speaks to me start to finish. When I think about songs I think about how they go on a whole as a record. At the same time I’ve trying to do different things that might be new for me from time to time just to keep up the interest. Where that ends up…I’m not too concerned with that. I just try to enjoy myself.”

“Nuts and bolts: I’m usually writing on the guitar. With this record I wrote just a few of the songs like that. Here I was starting with keyboards and drum machines. Mixing things up to keep it interesting for me. When you’re writing and recording a record I try to rely on instinct and the chips fall where they may. If I don’t like the result or it doesn’t turn out the way I envisaged it then I might move on from that.”

Find that bin. There will be sullen, unloved, baritone gold in there.

Putting together yet another touring band of trusted heads, old and new, the coming together of ideas of others or his own, the mix of it all continues to drive the man. “I enjoy all the collaborations. My solo records are not really so different. They’re all collaborations in another form. They aren’t really strictly my own vision. When I’m with The Gutter Twins I’m there to add to a vision whereas with Isobel Campbell I’m there to support her.”

DAVE GROHL LAUNCHES SOUND CITY STUDIOS PHONE LINE

As a promotional tool for his new Sound City Studios documentary, Dave Grohl has put up a phone line for Sound City Studios. When you call you get an automated greeting from Dave apologizing for nobody being able to take your call, you get 3 options. The number is 1-855-SND-CITY (763-2489).

Option 1- Dave tells a brief story about going to Sound City in 1990.
Option 2- A plug for the Sound City movie website.
Option 3- A clip of what sounds like jamming.

SMASHING PUMPKINS TO PLAY SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS FESTIVAL

In 2012 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS embarks on a new chapter in the life of Australia’s favourite winter festival. Back home at Byron Bay, from July 27 to 29 Splendour will once again transform Belongil Fields into the ultimate playground for music and arts enthusiasts.

Splendour returns to Byron Bay with 3 full days of knockout talent from around the globe! And while the site will feel familiar to many, it will also include all the bells and whistles from 2011.

“The show has grown over the past few years with the addition of an extra day. We have a bunch more bands on the lineup and new venues like The Forum, the Very Small Mall and Day Spa etcetera plus we’ve got some surprises in store this year. It will definitely be the best Splendour ever staged in Byron Bay” said Splendour co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.

In 2012 Splendour will host its most eclectic gathering of artists to date. Over three mammoth days, punters will pick and choose from a lineup that showcases a host of “White” hot international acts – from brand new to massively respected and innovative trailblazers – alongside many of Australia’s finest artists and festival favourites.

The twelfth SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS event will also include all of the event’s most loved festival features…

The GLOBAL VILLAGE is so Byron Bay! It’s back with all the performances, workshops, markets stalls and global food fair that everyone loves.

It just wouldn’t be Splendour without the TIPI FOREST and as all seasoned Splendour punters know, venture here and be prepared to lose all track of time!

Need to brush up your festival fashion? Check out the VERY SMALL MALL and while you’re at it you might want to book a treatment at the SPLENDOUR DAY SPA to be looking your splendiferous best when you meet your mates at the COCKTAIL BAR. Here you’ll find a different club each night including Melbourne’s Survivor, Sydney’s Goodgod, Brisbane’s Cobra Kai and Byron Bay’s own Sunday Safari.

The SPLENDID ARTS PROGRAM will once again present a series of dynamic and interactive artworks. Keep on the lookout for artists and their work as it emerges across the site throughout the weekend.

As Splendour is a bigger show than it was when last staged at Belongil Fields, this year there will be no CAMPING on site but hey, it’s okay. A beautiful, beachside campground will be set up off-site at NORTH BEACH CAMPGROUND on Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay. It’s within easy walking distance of the festival or you can catch one of the free shuttle buses. You’ll find more information about camping at splendourinthegrass.com.

SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS has a history of delivering innovative environmental initiatives to lighten our carbon footprint. Over the years, SPLENDOUR and its army of committed enviro-savvy punters have offset thousands of tonnes of carbon via carbon-offset tickets and on site recycling programs. Watch this space for info about how you can help to keep SPLENDOUR green!

Now, time to cut to the chase, SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS is proud as punch to present you with the artists who will grace the Supertop, Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan Tent this year….

JACK WHITE • BLOC PARTY (only Australian show) • SMASHING PUMPKINS • AT THE DRIVE-IN (ONLY AUSTRALIA SHOW) • THE SHINS • HILLTOP HOODS • THE KOOKS (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • GOSSIP • MiIKE SNOW • DIRTY THREE (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • LANA DEL REY • 360 • AZEALIA BANKS • TAME IMPALA • EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • band of skulls • ladyhawke • the afghan whigs • missy higgins • wolfmother • metric • kimbra • mudhoney • 50 years of dylan • spiderbait • django django • gypsy & THE CAT • SAN CISCO • LAST DINOSAURS • ELECTRIC GUEST • MUSCLES • ANGUS STONE • DZ DEATHRAYS • HOWLER • LANIE LANE • FUN. • BIG SCARY • MICHAEL KIWANUKA • SEEKAE • FRIENDS • YACHT CLUB DJ’S • BERTIE BLACKMAN • JINJA SAFARI • BLUE KING BROWN • youth lagoon • pond • the beautiful girls • yuksek • tijuana cartel • ball park music • The rubens • ben howard • bleeding knees club • zulu winter • the medics • shihad • hypnotic brass ensemble • husky • kate miller-heidke • father john misty • emma louise • chet faker • here we go magic  • parachute youth • mosman alder • the cast of cheers • wolf & cub • gossling • PLUS TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNER AND LOCAL ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Plus DJ’s:

BENISAMPOLOGY (AV/DJ SHOW)CANYONS (DJ SET)NINA LAS VEGASDANNY TALISON WONDERLANDNICE AND EGO (AV/DJ SET)FLUMEGLOVESLUKE MILLION HARRIS ROBOTISALLEY OOP

SMASHING PUMPKINS FRONTMAN BILLY CORGAN PRAISES JACK WHITE

Here is an excerpt from VMusic‘s new interview with Billy Corgan.

Are you looking forward to seeing anyone else on the Splendour In The Grass lineup?

I was happy to see Jack White’s name was on there, I just think he’s one of the most talented people out there. He’s the type of guy where it’s like he’s always gonna be good, he’s always gonna do something important. I dunno if you call him the subsequent generation or two generations down but he’s somebody I feel lived up to the level that a musician should, which is being an innovator, an entrepreneur, a creator, and he has a restless spirit about his musical journey, so I really respect him for that.

SOUNDGARDEN WERE APPROACHED JUST LAST MONTH TO WRITE SONG FOR ‘THE AVENGERS’

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Soundgarden was approached in early March to contribute a song to the film. They were working on their reunion album, a fall release of which is anticipated, and after going through their tracks nothing seemed appropriate. Cornell and guitarist Kim Thayil started from scratch and came up with “Live to Rise.”

It is the first Soundgarden track to be written for a film, though Cornell has contributed tracks to movies such as “Mission Impossible II,” James Bond film “Casino Royale” and last year’s “Machine Gun Preacher.”

“The biggest difference,” Cornell said in drawing the distinction between his solo work for film and the new Soundgarden track, “is that, on my own, I’m only responsible for the identity of me. In the context of Soundgarden, it’s a band that has a long and prominent place in rock music and all four of us have our own ideas of what the musical identity of Soundgarden is. That has to be served first. It has to function naturally as a Soundgarden song before you even consider anything else.”

BILLY CORGAN SAYS HE WISHES HE WAS ON BETTER TERMS WITH ORIGINAL SMASHING PUMPKINS MEMBERS

Crestfallen.com has a new one hour interview up with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.  Here are a few notes:

-Planning on July to kick off Oceania tour. Planning a big show, could be even bigger if people love the album as much as behind the scenes people do. Billy sounded incredibly confident about Oceania, praised the new band.

-Says he has regrets about the original lineup not lasting longer, and regrets not having a better relationship with the members today, even though they’re not together.

-There was a pay to play deal regarding the final Metro 2000 show DVD. They had to release it within 2 years, and if they didn’t have had to pay the band. They chose not to due to the band being inactive, so the band were paid and the DVD was shelled.

FOO FIGHTERS TO PLAY DELUNA FESTIVAL WITH PEARL JAM IN FLORIDA

The Deluna Festival will run from September 21 – 23 in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Lineup: Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers and Ben Folds Five, Superchunk, Fishbone, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Mike Doughty, The Corin Tucker Band, Bad Brains, Florence and the Machine, Band of Horses, The Joy Formidable, The Gaslight Anthem, Band of Skulls, and more.