Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell tweeted out the following picture today of him and Alice In Chains member Sean Kinney:
Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell posted the following tweet about his wife Etty just minutes ago before quickly deleting it:
Farrell also posted a Facebook message last night, which could be completely unrelated, but here it is:
i am lonely. I am surrounded by friends and family, but I don’t feel as if anyone really cares I am around. You know how people are these days. They are staring into their phone or iPad, and they think they are conversing with you- but they aren’t looking at you. I feel as though their listening is arduous. I almost feel bad- for making them take the time to listen. I think I need to start performing again. The best thing about performing is that everyone is there -to listen. Maybe that’s why I became a singer. Because when I am not singing. I feel lonely.
If Farrell’s account was hacked or he posts a followup tweet retracting that statement, we will post an update. If the story is true, we wish the Farrell family all the best during this trying time.
AlternativeNation.net reporter Doug McCausland interviewed Wild Cub frontman Keegan DeWitt at this year’s Firefly Music Festival. Keegan discussed the success of “Thunder Clatter”, how touring is the last frontier in music among other topics. We’ll also have up interviews with Cage The Elephant, KONGOS, Kaiser Chiefs, and many other acts from Firefly going up soon.
Watch video of Eddie Vedder drinking wine from a fan’s show at Pearl Jam’s show in Stockholm, Sweden over the weekend.
Alice In Chains’ William DuVall recently took a selfie with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell.
Hard to Imagine
Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran cover)
Mind Your Manners
Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd cover)
My Father’s Son
Not for You
Love Boat Captain
Sleeping By Myself (Eddie Vedder song)
Strangest Tribe (Live debut)
Waiting on a Friend (The Rolling Stones cover)
Rockin’ in the Free World (Neil Young cover)
Glastonbury Festival 2014 lineup included Arcade Fire, Metallica, Jack White, The Black Keys, Foster the People, HAIM, The Pixies, Imagine Dragons, St. Vincent, and many more. You can watch performances by Metallica, Arcade Fire, and Jack White below:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Wherever I May Roam
Sad but True
Fade to Black
The Memory Remains
Master of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Whiskey in the Jar (Lena Bourne Fish cover)
Seek & Destroy
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Joan of Arc
The Suburbs (Continued)
Ready to Start
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Keep the Car Running
No Cars Go
It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Here Comes the Night Time
Icky Thump (The White Stripes song)
Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground (The White Stripes song)
Screwdriver (The White Stripes song)
High Ball Stepper
Hotel Yorba (The White Stripes song)
Just One Drink
Black Math (The White Stripes song)
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told) (The White Stripes song)
Cannon (The White Stripes song)
We’re Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes song)
Ball and Biscuit (The White Stripes song)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes song)
Glastonbury Festival 2014 lineup included Arcade Fire, Metallica, Jack White, The Black Keys, Foster the People, HAIM, The Pixies, Imagine Dragons, St. Vincent, and many more. You can watch performances by The Pixies and Imagine Dragons below:
Wave of Mutilation
Ed Is Dead
Here Comes Your Man
La La Love You
Greens and Blues
Isla de Encanta
Where Is My Mind?
Imagine Dragons (part 1):
Part 1 setlist:
Imagine Dragons (part 2):
Part 2 setlist:
Who We Are
On Top of the World
Graspop Metal Meeting 2014 lineup included Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Walking Papers, and many more. You can view the entire lineup by clicking here. You can view the live performances of Death: Death to All and Trivium below:
Flattening of Emotions
Left to Die
Pull the Plug
Brave This Storm
Built to Fall
Throes of Perdition
Watch the World Burn
Through Blood and Dirt and Bone
Anthem (We Are the Fire)
Dying in Your Arms
Down from the Sky
Mark Lanegan is set to release his new album No Bells on Sunday on August 25, 2014 via Heavenly Recordings. Although no official press release has been made by Heavenly yet, pre-orders advertising a 12″ EP by the Mark Lanegan Band have been appearing around the web, as well as rumors of an upcoming album coming this fall.
Lanegan recently performed two new tracks, “Judgement Time” and “I Am The Wolf,” at London’s Meltdown Festival. He also made a guest appearance with Queens of the Stone Age bandmates Josh Homme and Troy Van Leeuwen at the festival, performing “Hangin’ Tree” and “One Hundred Days.”
UPDATE: This article previously included YouTube footage from the Meltdown Festival of Lanegan performing his new song “I Am The Wolf” with collaborator Duke Garwood, as well as his performance of “Hangin’ Tree” with Homme and Van Leeuwen. The videos have since been taken down, but AlternativeNation.net will keep you updated on any future Lanegan news.
above: Bl’ast! with Phil Anselmo.
Former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Joey Castillo have joined hardcore punk band Bl’ast! for their summer touring lineup. The legendary Santa Cruz punk rock outfit are currently on tour, featuring original vocalist Clifford Dinsmore and guitarist Mike Neider, as well as the former QOTSA rhythm section.
Bl’ast!’s tour marks the first time Oliveri and Castillo have toured together since Oliveri’s dismissal from Queens of the Stone Age in 2004. Oliveri says of the new lineup: “It is an honor to play with Mike, Clifford, and I’m really stoked to be playing with Joey C again. We are gonna kill it.”
Oliveri recently told Kerrang! Magazine that he’ll be performing “a short set” with Queens of the Stone Age this Halloween at the Forum in Los Angeles. He also stated that his upcoming solo acoustic project, Uncontrollable, will feature Dwarves’ Blag Dahlia and Joey Castillo on drums.
Below, view Bl’ast!’s upcoming tour dates:
6/30 Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy
7/01 Lo Fi Club – Milano, Italy
7/02 Vipor Room – Wien, Austria
7/03 Magnet – Berlin, Germany
7/04 Roskilde Festival 2014 – Roskilde, Denmark
7/23 Santos Party House – New York, NY
7/24 Great Scott – Allston, MA
7/25 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Mind Your Manners
My Father’s Son
Given to Fly
U (First time since 2011)
Spin the Black Circle
Mother (Pink Floyd cover)
(Dead Boys cover)
Do the Evolution
Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)
Style.com recently had the chance to chat with Black Francis of the Pixies before their performance at Glastonbury Festival 2014. Francis spoke about the band’s return to working with producer Gil Norton, who had worked on the band’s entire discography before their initial 1993 breakup. Click here to read the full interview.
So Indie Cindy. Was it always a given that if you were going to record something new that Gil [Norton, who produced the band’s previous three albums] would produce it?
It probably was a given on some level between Joey [Santiago] and myself because he was kind of the guy that we knew, and he’d been trying so hard to work his way back into our situation. What he didn’t understand was that our situation as a band was dysfunctional enough that really what producer we were going to work with was the least of our concerns—we were just trying to get the four people in the same room together in agreement to jam or rehearse or have new songs or whatever. We tried to do that, and it was a total failure. It was at that point that we decided that in fact we could press forward, but the only way we could press forward was if we had Gil involved because Gil is a very positive guy. He’s not a yes man at all—he has his own agenda. And I say this with lots of love and affection, but he’s basically really sweet and really nice and he’s trying to manipulate you the whole time into doing what he wants you to do. Sometimes it’s a little bit of a battle working with him because he has such strong, passionate feelings about the way that he thinks things should be. But at the same time, he’s very diplomatic, professional, the glass is always half-full, it’s never half-empty. He doesn’t lose his cool. It’s nice because basically he’s a swell guy to hang out with. I think we always wanted to work with him, ultimately. When the difficulties the band was experiencing proved to be too much even on our own in the rehearsal room, we got him involved and we got it done. We lost Kim Deal in the process, but that was sort of to be expected. Which is fine. We totally accept her for who she is and we don’t really have a problem with her. She just couldn’t stick it out.
When I heard the new EPs, I think the first thing that came to mind was that they were noticeably shinier than stuff you’d done in the past—more poppy. Was that a concerted effort, whether by Gil or by you guys?
That’s basically the kind of producer that he is. We don’t have a problem with it. Our tendencies tend to be less shiny, but because we tend to be a little bit “scruffy” or whatever, which is why people like us, I think, and I think it’s valid to be scruffy, but it’s also valid to be scruffy and have someone force you to put on a tie and a jacket. Gil is the kind of producer who says, “No, you’re not going to go to dinner looking like that. You’re going to put on a jacket and you’re going to comb your hair and you’re going to shave and you’re going to brush your teeth and you’re going to look nice and you’re not going to embarrass me.” We sort of accept that. His way is valid also. That’s what some people I think don’t understand about the Pixies. They think that scruff is our real, most natural state or whatever, which I think is kind of true. But there’s nothing invalid about subjecting your natural state to someone else’s natural state—that’s what a producer does.
Jack White’s entire set at the Glastonbury Festival 2014 has been released, which features a creative blend of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” with The White Stripes’ “Cannon”, which can be seen at the 45:00 mark.
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Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
High Ball Stepper
Just One Drink
You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)
Cannon (With Enter Sandman sample)
We’re Going to Be Friends
Ball and Biscuit
Seven Nation Army
A lack of PA wasn’t enough to keep Jack White down during a performance in Dublin, Ireland; after the venue apparently shut down the PA system when White’s performance went past curfew, White enticed the crowd to quiet down while he screamed at the top of his lungs for the remainder of the song, a cover of “Goodnight, Irene” joined by his openers, The Kills.
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This month saw the release of Jack White’s second studio album, Lazaretto, a follow up to 2012’s Blunderbuss.
The album kicks off with a delightedly old school blues tune via “Three Women”, originally by Blind Willie McTell. In recent years, Jack White has repeatedly proclaimed his dislike for attachment after all the heartaches in his life, perfectly exemplified by the song’s lyrics: “I got three women, red, blonde, and brunette”, with a memorable and over the top chorus: “Lordy-lord! ”
The title track “Lazaretto” is probably the heaviest tune on the album, and is unlike anything White’s ever done before. Its driven by a hip-hop beat and a Tom Morello-esque guitar riff. “Temporary Ground” slows things down with a country-esque duet between White and singer Ruby Amanfu.
“Will You Fight For My Love” is a theatrical showcase of White’s guitar playing and epic lyrics about attachment: I’m afraid of being hurt that’s true, But not afraid of any physical pain, Just as I am always scared of water, but not afraid of standing out in the rain.” The Zeppelinesque instrumental “High Ball Stepper” follows, which is bound to be a new Jack White live staple. “Just One Drink” continues the theme of one-sided relationships: “You drink water, I drink gasoline.”
After “Alone In My House” and “Entitlement” slow things down to an acoustic crawl, while “Black Licorice” provides a crunchy, upbeat rocker, “I Think I Found The Culprit” becomes the highlight of the album, featuring lyrics that seemingly bash society’s tendency to pin domestic disputes on men: “Birds of a feather may lay together, but the uglier one is always under the gun.” White channels pure anger, sadness, and regret into his vocals, making it one of his strongest songs ever.
With virtually no filler, strong melodies and a straight up, non-pretentious rock and roll attitude, Lazaretto is easily the year’s best release thus far.
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Antemasque, the supergroup featuring former members of The Mars Volta and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, have announced their summer tour dates. Following the July 15 release of the band’s debut album, Antemasque will embark on a tour with dates in Texas, Arizona, California, and Japan.
The band’s personnel includes ex-Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López, vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and drummer Dave Elitch, as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea.
Flea recently posted a video of the Chili Peppers’ return to the studio, so it’s currently unclear whether or not Flea will be joining Antemasque on tour or if the tour commitments will further delay the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ eleventh studio album and follow-up to 2011’s I’m With You.
Below, listen to Antemasque’s debut single, “4AM,” and view the band’s upcoming tour dates:
8/02 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
8/04 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
8/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees Dallas
8/07 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
8/08 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
8/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
8/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
8/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
8/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
8/16 – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic
Billy Corgan posted the following blog on SmashingPumpkinsNexus.com:
Pictured above are two notable secret weapons, and though you may not recognize them on sight you’d know the damage they do if you’ve listened to SP circa 1993-2000. Put together they make what I’d call a ‘supersonic sound,’ and we went looking for that texture today to blast up the middle of TIBERIUS.
TIBERIUS as a work, minus vocal, is there now, having been fitted with a Steiner-Parker Synthacon over the top of the geetars; my detuning driving us nuts; for what is ‘in tune’ when the whole worlds out of—?
Oh, and ghosted in some keys behind the middle-8 march after using the secret weapons, which Jeff and Howard insisted be powered by the ‘ol Bat Strat. ‘Twas a good day!
We figure to be finished with all tracking in 3 weeks.
Now that’s GOOD news for the wicked-weary-aggrieved-sun deprived-misanthropees…
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Paul Stanley (KISS), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Jackson Browne, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses), Dug Pinnick (King’s X), Jeordie White (Twiggy Ramirez from Marilyn Manson), and Billy Duffy (The Cult) were all recently photographed together. The greatest supergroup ever?
Eddie Vedder tried to get Stone Gossard to sing “Let It Go” at Pearl Jam’s show in Berlin yesterday, but he only got a line out of him before Gossard refused. Watch video below.