SOMEONE STOLE THE PUMPKINS’ CLOTHES

According to a tweet by Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins’ stage clothes were stolen backstage after a recent show in Mexico.

Corgan tweeted the following: “Bad news for SP fans. All our stage clothes (except those in the wash) were stolen out of our cases from Mexico. Sad end to a great trip!”

It’s unclear at this time whether the famed and beloved Zero shirt was taken or not. Source

ALICE IN CHAINS ATTEND HEART’S INDUCTION INTO HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME


Photo credit to Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Heart received the 2,481 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, and three out of four members of Alice in Chains were in attendance.

Sean Kinney, Mike Inez, and William Duvall attended the event, speaking on behalf of Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Alice in Chains has a long history with Heart, dating back to the 1992 EP Sap, which features vocals by Ann Wilson. Jerry Cantrell was scheduled to attend but missed the event due to illness.


Photo credit to UPI/Jim Ruymen

LISTEN TO TOM MORELLO AND COMPANY’S NEW SONG, “WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT”

Rolling Stone  has just posted a link to a song by quite an interesting musical collaboration, including Tom Morello, Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and even Occupy Wall Street. Morello has been actively involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement since its beginning, attending rallies and even performing under his other band, the Nightwatchman.

“I wanted to do a huge riff-rock anthem,” Morello explained to Rolling Stone. “It would feel like the excitement of the global Occupy Wall Street movement.”

The song is the kind of rock/rap that any System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine fan can appreciate.

LYRICS TO SOUNDGARDEN’S NEW SINGLE ‘BEEN AWAY TOO LONG’

Here is my shot at the lyrics for Soundgarden’s new single “Been Away Too Long” off of King Animal.  The song was written by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and bassist Ben Shepherd.

You can’t go home, no I swear you never can
You can walk a million miles and get nowhere
I got no where to go ever since I came back
Just filling in the lines for the holes, and the cracks
No one knows me
No one saves me
No one loves or hates me
I’ve been away for too long

This place has a sṗecial kind of falling apart
Like they put the whole thing together in the dark
No one knows where the edge of the knife is
And no one knows what intelligent life is
No one knows me
No one saves me
No one loves or hates me
But it’s fate
I only ever really wanted a break
I’ve been away for too long
Though I never really wanted to stay
I’ve been away for too long
I’ve been away for too long
I’ve been away for too long

Kilos through key holes
Widows through windows
Eyelets through eyelids
Everyone in silent
Tankards and flagons and snifters
On my way home

But it’s fate
I only ever really wanted a break
I’ve been away for too long
Though I never really wanted to stay
I’ve been away
But it’s fate
I only ever really wanted a break
I’ve been away for too long
Though I never really wanted to stay
I’ve been away for too long

RUMOR: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS TO BREAK UP AGAIN?

Keep in mind that these are third hand rumors from the BelowEmpty.com forums, but this source has been correct in the past regarding stories about STP. So take this with a grain of salt, but the rumor states that Stone Temple Pilots are planning on breaking up again. It could be announced sometime next year in the form of an indefinite hiatus. The band may play some spot shows, but the rumor is it stems from lower tickets sales on tour and for their self-titled 2010 comeback album, along with problems the band are having with frontman Scott Weiland. The band want to focus on being parents, Eric wants to produce and the DeLeo brothers might do session stuff for other bands.

STP reunited in 2008 after over 5 years of being apart.  The band wrapped up a one month ‘Greatest Hits’ tour on Sunday in Sacramento. Guitarist Dean DeLeo recently said in an interview he hopes the band will do a Core 20th Anniversary Tour next year, and regarding their plans next year he did not mention a new album, which STP fans have been clamoring for. He also said that the band are comfortable being a greatest hits bands and find that whenever they go outside their comfort zone it is unrewarding and fans don’t care. Scott Weiland attempted to reunite Velvet Revolver earlier this year after a one off show but Slash wanted no part of it.

As a huge fan of the band I really hope these rumors are not true and the band announce plans for a new album sometime in the next few months, but we’ll see.  A fan recently had a great quote regarding STP that really rings true.  They’re one of the best rock bands out there, they just don’t know it.  Scott, Dean, Robert, and Eric, rock needs you making music!

NEW QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE SONG FEATURED IN NEW FILM ‘END OF WATCH’

A new Queens of the Stone Age song is featured in the credits at the end of the new Jake Gyllenhaal film End of Watch. The title of the song is unknown and it is not on the soundtrack, but it was produced by Dave Sardy. It’s not known if the song is officially a Josh Homme song or Queens of the Stone Age song, but it’s all the same really.

Queens of the Stone Age are currently recording their new studio album, tentatively set for release in early 2013. It will be their first album since 2007’s Era Vulgaris.

JEFF AMENT TALKS PEARL JAM’S RECENT FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and Jon Tester appeared on 96.3 The Blaze yesterday to discuss Pearl Jam’s show on Sunday in Missoula for Senator Jon Tester and how to win tickets.

Jeff on Pearl Jam’s recent festival performances: “We played Pensacola and Atlanta last weekend and those shows went great. Atlanta was off the hook, it was 50,000 people in downtown Atlanta. Biggest show we’ve ever done in the southeast.”

Jeff on weather in Missoula, where Pearl Jam are playing this weekend: “It’s a tough one driving. It’s one of the few times, like driving into Missoula, where you feel, hmm did I make the right decision driving into Missoula?”

UNRELEASED MARK LANEGAN SONGS TO BE INCLUDED ON UPCOMING RETROSPECTIVE COMPILATION


(Photo credit to Lauren Slusher)

In August, we reported that an anthology set of Mark Lanegan’s material is in the works and that the set would include two CDs, one CD of released material and another of outtakes and unreleased material.

According to Randall Jamail, founder of Justice Records, five songs written and recorded by Lanegan and featured in the 2009 film Cook County will be included in Lanegan’s upcoming anthology set. The songs are “No Long Goodbye,” “A Suite for Dying Love,” “Checkout,” “I’ll Go Where You Send Me,” and an early version of “Methamphetamine Blues.”

From the forums of onewhiskey.com:

My name is Randall Jamail and I produced those recording sessions with Mark Lanegan in 2003. Mark is very particular about how and when material that he has recorded comes out. There was never a soundtrack album produced for the film Cook County, however, some of those songs will be included in a retrospective compilation on Mark Lanegan which will be released some time in 2013.

I appreciate your interest and hopefully in time more of the material from those recording sessions will surface.

Very Best Regards,

Randall Jamail
Justice Record Company

Listen to the songs here:




(Thanks to thebabushkalady)

PEARL JAM & QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TO PERFORM AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL?

Mobile phone network provider and festival partner Vodafone may have accidentally leaked the Download Festival lineup on their Facebook page, “Vodafone customers can buy their tickets to Download Festival 2013 now, 48 hours before the general sale. Pearl Jam, Iron Maiden, & Ramstein fans, hit LIKE & get yours now!”. Queens of the Stone Age were listed as a subheadliner. The post was deleted shortly therafter.

REZNOR DISCUSSES SIGNING TO MAJOR LABEL

Trent Reznor has recently announced an upcoming EP by his new band How to Destroy Angels, but one thing’s different about this release compared to Reznor’s others, and no, it’s not the Nine Inch Nails moniker. After years of creative DIY release methods for fans from Reznor, he’s made the choice to sign with major label Columbia, a subsidiary of Sony.

“Complete independent releasing has its great points but also comes with shortcomings,” Reznor stated on his Facebook page.

How to Destroy an Angel’s EP comes out in November. Source

SETLIST FROM RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS SHOW LAST NIGHT IN GLENDALE, ARIZONA

Setlist:
1. Monarchy of Roses
2. Dani California
3. Can’t Stop
4. Scar Tissue
5. Factory of Faith
6. Throw Away Your Television
7. Charlie
8. The Adventures fo Rain Dance Maggie
9. Wet Sand
10. I Like Dirt
11. Under The Bridge
12. Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder Cover)
13. Californication
14. Goodbye Hooray
15. By the Way

Encore:
16. The Wanton Song (Led Zeppelin Cover)
17. Suck My Kiss
18. Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
19. Give It Away

SONG LENGTHS FOR EVERY SONG ON SOUNDGARDEN’S KING ANIMAL REVEALED

Here are the song lengths for Soundgarden’s new album King Animal.

1. Been Away Too Long (3:36)
2. Non-State Actor (3:57)
3. By Crooked Steps (4:00)
4. A Thousand Days Before (4:23)
5. Blood On The Valley Floor (3:48)
6. Bones of Birds (4:22)
7. Taree (3:38)
8. Attration (2:55)
9. Black Saturday (3:29)
10. Halfway There (3:16)
11. Worse Dreams (4:53)
12. Eyelids Mouth (4:39)
13. Rowing (5:08)

The iTunes bonus tracks will be demos of Worse Dreams, Black Saturday, By Crooked Steps, and Halfway There.

GRUNGEREPORT.NET REVIEW OF SOUNDGARDEN’S NEW SINGLE ‘BEEN AWAY TOO LONG’

Well first off, to alleviate fears, this sounds nothing like Live to Rise, later day Audioslave, Carry On, or Scream! It sounds like classic Soundgarden, raw Grunge here! The song kicks off with a riff that sounds like AC/DC meets My Wave, off of Superunknown. The song has a major punk vibe. It sounds like Soundgarden undoubtably, Chris Cornell’s voice sounds the strongest it has since 2002’s Audioslave self-titled debut album. His voice actually sounds fresher here than it did on that album. Cornell’s vintage ‘yeahs’ also make their return in “Been Away Too Long.” His muse for the song seems to be the city of Seattle, and his return to it when he reunited with Soundgarden. The first part of the song features the lyrics, “Can’t go home no I swear you never can/You can walk a million miles and get nowhere/I got nowhere to go ever since I came back/Just filling in the lines from the holes that have cracked/No one knows me/No one saves me/No one loves or hates me/I’ve been away for too long/This place has a special kind of falling apart/Let me put the whole thing together in the dark/No one knows where the edge of the knife is/No one knows what intelligent life is/No one knows me/No one saves me/No one loves or hates me/But it’s fate/I only ever really wanted to break/I’ve been away for too long/But I never really wanted to stay” It seems that Cornell’s return to Soundgarden and Seattle has brought those old feelings and the angst back!

About 2:20 in Ben Shepherd has a great bassline that leads into a new part featuring a Kim Thayil riff that just sounds like classic Soundgarden, straight from 1994. Cornell sings one of my new favorite lyrics he’s ever written, “Kilos through key holes/Widows through windows.” The band sound as inspired as ever here, and have totally recaptured what they had nearly 20 years ago without sounding like they’re imitating themselves. SOUNDGARDEN ARE BACK!

LISTEN TO PREVIEW OF SOUNDGARDEN’S NEW SINGLE BEEN AWAY TOO LONG

Soundgarden’s Been Away Too Long is now available for purchase on iTunes Mexico. Oddly enough those, as of this wee hours of the morning writing nobody from Mexico has shared the song and therfore no other fans have it, despite the song being out there. You can listen to a 1:30 preview though by changing your country on iTunes to Mexico or listen to a 30 second clip here.

Obviously if any kind souls get there hand on it, shoot an e-mail to grungereport @yahoo.com.  I’m eager to hear it and write a review.

WATCH FULL PERFORMANCE OF HOLE’S CELEBRITY SKIN FROM THURSDAY’S EPISODE OF GLEE

Above is video of the full performance of Hole’s Celebrity Skin from Glee, scheduled to air this Thursday on FOX. Ugh. Remember when teen movies and TV shows weren’t totally lame? Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson commented on the performance on Twitter, “I’m so full of Glee ’cause I’m not selling SHEEP! Anybody out there holding? I really need to make some yogurt…”

FILTER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN EARLY 2013, LEAD SINGLE COMING SOON

Filter have been in the studio recently working on their new album. Richard Patrick announced last week that the band had signed with Wind-Up Records, with hopes of releasing a single in November and new album in early 2013. Wind-Up Records is also the home of Finger Eleven, Seether…….Creed……..and Scott Stapp. Patrick posted this yesterday on Filter’s official Facebook:

OMG I’m in the studio putting the finishing touches on our new single “hey hey, what do you say” and it’s gooooooood. Bob Marlette, Jonny Radtke and I are taking Filter to a huge new Level. Wind-up records signed us because this songs is so powerful.. It’s good to be in this mode of confidents and strength. I love heavy filter! ~Richard Patrick