The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow Recalls Playing Show With Nirvana

In a new interview that yours truly conducted with Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid singer David Yow for Songfacts, Mr. Yow talked about a variety of topics, including info about the new book, The Jesus Lizard Book, the stories behind several JL classics, and memories of playing shows with Nirvana back in the day.

Here are a few excerpts to point your peepers at:

Songfacts: Something else I’ve always been curious about but I could never really get to the bottom of: Did Jesus Lizard play any other shows with Nirvana besides that 1993 Roseland performance?

David: Yeah. The first show that we ever played together was at Maxwell’s in Hoboken when Chad Channing was still playing drums. And at that time Nevermind had not come out. But right before that, Sub Pop had put out a single with Sonic Youth, who was not on Sub Pop, and Mudhoney was on Sub Pop.

And after we played with Nirvana at Maxwell’s, Kurt and I were talking about the possibility of doing a split single the way Sub Pop had done. But doing it on Touch and Go. So we decided to do that, and then they signed to Geffen and Nevermind came out and everything changed. It took a while, but you probably are aware of that 7-inch, right? Split single?

Songfacts: Yes. I am aware of it.

David: And then also we played with them and Dinosaur Jr. at the Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado, as well.

Songfacts: Out of all the times that Jesus Lizard played with Nirvana, would you say that there was any standout show? That Roseland in ’93 show is considered a pretty big one in the career of Nirvana, because that was before their last album came out and they premiered a lot of the songs from that album at that show.

David: Well, I didn’t think that show was very good at all. Kurt was so fucked up he could barely… I mean, he and Krist were writing the set list in our dressing room and Kurt was babbling – he could hardly function.

For me, of those three shows, the standout one was Maxwell’s. It was great. It was before Nevermind came out, and the next day – and this never happens – in the van, Mac, our drummer and I, were singing “In Bloom,” after having heard it once live.

To read the entire interview, click your clicker here.

Above band photo taken by Whitney O’Keefe.

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High On Fire Reveal North American 2014 Tour Dates

Stoner-sludge metal trio, High on Fire, has just released a set of North American tour dates. The group will be participating in the Converse Rubber Track Tour for the first few shows which will have free admission. High on Fire will also perform at the Hopscotch Festival which includes Spoon, St. Vincent, Mastodon, Author & Punisher, Thurston Moore, and many more.

High on Fire tour dates:
08/12 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair/Converse Rubber Track Tour (with Blackest)
08/14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Adelaide Hall/Converse Rubber Track Tour (with Blackest)
08/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg/Converse Rubber Track Tour (with Blackest)
08/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (Converse Rubber Track Tour, with Arctic)
08/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel/Converse Rubber Track Tour (with Arctic)
09/06 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival (with Mastodon, Sun Kil Moon, St. Vincent, Valient Thorr, etc.)
09/19 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
09/20 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central
09/21 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
09/22 – Motörhead’s Motörboat Festival Cruise
09/27 – Portland, OR @ Dantes

Radiohead’s Philip Selway Releases Music Video For Solo Track “Coming Up For Air”

Last month, we announced that while Radiohead takes a brief hiatus and plots its ninth studio LP, drummer Philip Selway has prepared a new solo album Weatherhouse that is set for release on October 6 via Bella Union Records.

The lead single to Selway’s second solo album and follow-up to 2010’s Familial is “Coming Up For Air.” Today, the Radiohead drummer revealed the inventive NYSU-directed music video for “Coming Up For Air,” which can be viewed below.

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Ex-Slayer Drummer, Dave Lombardo & His Son Reveal Details About Their Upcoming Albums

Both Dave Lombardo, ex-Slayer drummer, and his son, Jeremy Lombardo, are set to release albums from their own musical projects this year. Philm, a metal trio formed by Dave Lombardo after being fired from Slayer, will release an EP titled, “Fire From the Evening Sun” on September 16th via UDR Music. You can view a trailer, artwork, and track listing for the release below:

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Cover art for Philm’s new EP

“Fire From the Evening Sun” tracklisting:
1. Train
2. Fire From the Evening Sun
3. Lady of the Lake
4. Lion’s Pit
5. Silver Queen
6. We Sail At Dawn
7. Omniscience
8. Fanboy
9. Luxhaven
10. Blue Dragon
11. Turn in the Sky
12. Corner Girl

To Humans, a progressive-indie rock group, consisting of frontman Danny Toranzo, bassist Ace Anderson and drummer Jeremy Lombardo have actually just recently released a new album, “Metacognition.” The LP was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Dave Lombardo’s other son, David A. Lombardo. You can stream the entire album below:

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Cover art for To Human’s new LP

Led Zeppelin Almost Wrote New Acoustic Material A Couple Years Ago

Robert Plant responded to Jimmy Page’s criticism of Plant for avoiding a Led Zeppelin reunion in a new interview with Uncut Magazine.

“I feel for [Page],” Plant said. “He knows he’s got the headlines if he wants them. But I don’t know what he’s trying to do. So I feel slightly disappointed and baffled.”

Plant went on to say that he almost began writing new material with Page a couple years ago. “A couple of years ago I said, ‘If you’ve got anything acoustic, let me know,” he said. “I’ll give it a whirl. It was hands across the water. He just walked away. But we couldn’t do anything proper. The weight of expectation is too great.”

Setlists From Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails’ Show In Camden, NJ

Soundgarden Setlist:
Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Spoonman
Been Away Too Long
Outshined
Like Suicide
Jesus Christ Pose
Let Me Drown
The Day I Tried to Live
Black Hole Sun
Superunknown
Fell on Black Days
A Thousand Days Before (with “Rowing” interlude)
Rusty Cage
Beyond the Wheel

Nine Inch Nails Setlist:
Somewhat Damaged
1,000,000
March of the Pigs
Piggy
The Frail
(Tour Debut)
The Wretched
(Tour Debut)
Closer
Burn
Gave Up
Disappointed
Find My Way
The Great Destroyer
Eraser
Wish
Only
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
Encore:
The Day the World Went Away
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Exclusive: Jeff Hardy Talks TNA’s Status On SpikeTV, CM Punk, Pearl Jam Fandom & Sting

Yesterday I had the chance to talk to Jeff Hardy, former World Champion wrestler. While Hardy is mostly known for his daredevil antics every Thursday night on TNA’s Impact Wrestling on SpikeTV, Hardy is also an artist and musician. In this Q&A Hardy discusses his Pearl Jam/Stone Temple Pilots fandom, writing his own music, his reactions to reports of TNA being cancelled by SpikeTV, reuniting the Hardy Boyz, his Willow character, working with Sting, his feud with CM Punk, and how he reacted to Vince Russo’s decision to turn him heel in 2010. You can catch the Hardy Boyz vs. the Wolves tonight on SpikeTV at 9PM on TNA’s Destination X show.

First off I wanted to talk to you a bit about music. I remember seeing a shoot DVD you did 10 years ago, and you actually quoted a lyric from STP’s “Still Remains” and you mentioned that Eddie Vedder was a big influence of yours. Can you discuss a bit growing up in the 90’s, and how the bands from that era influenced you?

Oh, they were a huge inspiration. My brother actually introduced me to Pearl Jam, and before that I was going through my Vanilla Ice stage, Public Enemy, N.W.A., I was a huge fan of rap. But man, when I heard Ten, I fell in love with the vibe of alternative rock. Then Stone Temple Pilots followed that, and oh my gosh, then Nine Inch Nails, and I just became obsessed with that form and style of music.

It’s influenced me in and out of the ring. My painting, my motor cross riding, that’s what’s always helped me to remain inspired. But the lyrics from “Still Remains” inspired me to start writing poetry, which now has ultimately become songs. I know I’ll never be as good as I want to be as a singer, but man if I could ever come close, like even 50% [as good] as Eddie Vedder or Scott Weiland, I would be pleased.

What are some of your favorite songs or albums from that era, and have you ever seen any of those guys live or met any of them, like Billy Corgan?

Yeah, I’ve met Billy several times, he’s a wrestling fan. I saw STP once, I saw Pearl Jam about 6 or 7 times, I saw Manson once, I saw Tool and Korn at Lollapalooza [1997], that was crazy amazing. Every time I’ve seen Pearl Jam, they get better with age it seems. I saw them in Charlotte last October, it was a packed house, and they were better than ever.

You mentioned writing your own music, you released your own music last year, and you’ve been writing your own theme music off and on in TNA for 10 years going back to “Modest.” What are your memories of writing that song, “Another Me,” and “Resurrected.” Also what are the difference between working with Dale Oliver and Peroxwhy?gen?

Working with Dale has been great, we go to Nashville and record when we can fit it in. We’re 6 tracks into the new album. I was close to giving up, because even with the songs on the first album Plurality of Worlds, I’m just in this space where I’m just talking, and I’m like oh my god. Now, I listen to [my new] songs back, and I sing the songs so much better, because I’m getting out of that safe zone.

Everybody will hear [it] when these songs are released. It’s a huge step in the right direction for me when it comes to being unafraid vocally, and just going for it, and trying to find my true voice, with that passion. Plurality of Worlds needed a lot more passion in my voice, and this second album is going to bring that passion. But working with Dale, he pushes me to try to not be afraid to go here and there vocally with different notes, and harmonies, it’s just been amazing for him because he’s such a professional.

Is it the melody that comes first, or the music? For your theme songs does it have to do with inspiration from a character change?

Back in the days of “Modest” I had a Triton keyboard and I would make a beat. “Modest” and “Another Me” are the only two where I would make a little beat and then write the song. Then “Resurrected” was just Dale sending me an instrumental. We had [talked about what was going on at the time], it was after [TNA] gave me a second chance after the letdown at Victory Road 2011. It was like, oh we should write this song called “Resurrected.” I was like, you know what, that’s a great idea.

So that was telling the story of me getting that second chance, and not screwing up, and making everything count. But then after that we wanted to change it every year, and it was completely my idea. It doesn’t make sense to most people, but I was like, if I’m going to be here for 6 years, how cool would it be to have a new song every year at Bound For Glory? So far, we’ve done that, and hopefully we’ll do that for 2 more.

Moving onto wrestling, the first thing I’ve got to ask, is what’s your reaction to the reports that SpikeTV won’t be renewing their contract with TNA, and all of the crazy stories flying around?

I don’t know, I’m not a social network guy, I don’t even read timelines or tweets. But I’m sure negotiations are – I still have hope. It’s not really my problem, but I hope we remain on Spike, I hope they can work something out. Gosh, I hope 1 or 2 years from now we’re still coming on every Thursday night on Spike. I don’t know, I go to the shows, I do the best I can in the ring. That’s my commitment to the company, is to do what I can do to make the show good. It’s their job to use me in the right fashion. As far as re-signing with Spike, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I hope we remain.

You’ve gone through a lot of character changes in the last year. How did bringing your Willow character to TNA come about, and when and why did you go back to being Jeff Hardy recently?

Years ago, I think my 2nd year in TNA on this 2nd run, my buddy Shannon Moore and his wife, she’s a phenomenal seamstress, and she made me a Willow mask. We’d thrown the idea around, but my hair was short, so I was like: ‘I need to grow my hair back if I want this to really look right.’ She made the mask, and then some time passed, and then maybe a year and a half or so later, my hair got longer. Jeff Jarrett and I started talking about the possibility of bringing Willow to TNA. I was like, ‘Yeah!’ I was kind of intimidated, but it’s one of those things that when I look back on my career, I’ll be glad I that I did it.

It’s something I would have loved to do years ago, but the timing was never right. WWE never would have went for it. They would never want ‘Jeff Hardy staying covered, because [he’s] this money maker.’ But that’s what’s so cool about TNA being open-minded, they take a few risks, especially with me, and letting me do that. Because instead of that aggressive heel bad guy character that Willow was back in the OMEGA days, I think now that we’ve experimented with it, it can be a more kid friendly type of deal. Because my daughter Ruby just loves Willow, Kurt Angle’s son Kody loves Willow too. When Jeff Hardy came back, I was just starting to see masks in the crowd, it was just getting rolling good.

But then the reason for Jeff Hardy’s return, is obviously because Matt Hardy came back, and naturally we wanted to do some Hardy Boyz tag matches. That’s the big match this week on Destination X, Thursday night at 9PM on SpikeTV, it’s going to be the Wolves and the Hardy Boyz for the World Tag Team Titles. But that’s basically why Willow is not around right now, because the Hardy Boyz have reunited.

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When it came to Willow’s character development and promos, was a lot of that just you? Because there was a lot of wild, David Lynch type stuff going on there.

Yeah, they sent a guy out here. I was off in January and February, and I didn’t think they were going to follow through with it, but I got a call around the end of January and they said that wanted to send a guy out to film some vignettes for Willow’s character development. They pretty much left it up to me when it came to how it was going to look, and how I was going to act and talk. Man, that was an exciting time for me, because I’ve never really gotten to do cool vignettes leading up to a big debut. That was awesome for me, sitting there at home and watching the anticipation build for Willow. In my opinion, they were so bizarre and cool.

With all the tattoos I have now, there’s no way it can be the way it was back in the OMEGA days, because it’s obvious it’s Jeff Hardy. But still, leading up to Willow’s debut, I think it went really well, and it was only getting better, especially with the kids beginning to like it. I think now in the future, looking forward, it’s going to be even cooler, the idea I have to interact Willow with Jeff Hardy.

You mentioned Matt being back in TNA, your facing the Wolves on Impact, and Team 3D on an upcoming episode. What’s it like tagging with Matt again after awhile being at such a good place in your life now? Also what was it like being back in the ring with Team 3D after so many years, and do you think you will continue tagging in TNA, maybe some other matches, like getting Beer Money back together?

Oh, that that would be amazing if that happened. But as Matt goes, I don’t know if he’s going to sign a long term deal, I don’t know what he wants to do. But I think the coolest thing for me, I did a few independent shots with Matt back in June, we had two tag matches and they were just great. The guys we worked were just awesome, and we just felt like we were just as good as we were back in the day. Now bringing that back to TV, after Matt and myself, we went through our dark period, and to come out of that and the other side still rocking it, it feels really good to say that we can still go out there and be the Hardy Boyz, and for the fans to still vibe on our style.

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The Hardys reunited on Impact Wrestling, photo taken by Marcin Gubernat

During your TNA runs you’ve worked with a lot of different people in creative, including Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett, Dusty Rhodes, Vince Russo, Eric Bischoff, Bruce Prichard, and currently John Gaburick. What are your memories of working with some of those guys, and what have you learned from them and how have they helped with your character?

The biggest change for me, and challenge for me, was when we did the Anti-Christ, the Jeff Hardy heel turn. I mean it was one of those things: ‘Oh this is insane, of course they’ll never expect it, but why not let’s go for it?’ I know it’s fun to be the heel, it’s fun to be the bad guy, but it was going to be near impossible to pull off. We all know how that kind of ended: bad. The overall vibe, you can be a heel and do funny things, but it’s just not for me. My life story in professional wrestling, to be a heel it just doesn’t work. Even with a mask, when the fans know it’s me, I’m just a babyface at heart.

That was the biggest change, and Vince Russo I think was in charge back then. But I went for it, it’s always fun, it’s pro wrestling, why not? I knew I was going to be able to do a few cool and fun things, that I would enjoy watching, and that I would get to experiment with a different vibe, especially with promos. It’s always much more fun to get to cut promos as a heel, but it ran its course, and I would say that’s the biggest challenge.

I thought that heel run featured some of the best promos of your career. You mentioned it was Russo’s idea at the time, what was your initial reaction to turning heel for the first time in your career, do you think there’s more that could have been done with the character?

It was scary, but still exciting. It’s a blast to be a heel. I knew it was going to get a stunning reaction when it happened, like: ‘Oh my god I can’t believe they did that!’ But my mentality was, ‘They kind of like it, but are they going to believe it for a long period of time? Am I good enough to pull that off?’ Really as a wrestler, I’m not that good as a heel. I can do some funny things and cut a few decent promos. I was scared, but excited at the same time.

That run ended obviously with the Victory Road thing with Sting, and you had a match with Sting on Impact too and wrestled him a few times. What was your relationship like with Sting over the years, when he was in TNA?

It was great, I was still always a bit starstruck every time I would say hello to him at TV’s, because he’s the man. He’s a huge influence for me, back in the day it was him in the NWA, and The Ultimate Warrior in the WWF, that was the combined Jeff Hardy. It really shows now, I’m 36 years old, I think that influence shows pretty clearly through who I am now. But yeah it was great, I can’t wait to see him pop up here in the future.

Another random question about a legend, you did a 6 man tag team match with the Macho Man in TNA in 2004, do you remember talking to Randy at all when he was in TNA?

I remember saying hello it’s a pleasure to meet you, that type of deal. I think it was myself and AJ Styles, and he was our tag partner. We did a 6 man tag, again it’s something that I can say I did, and I’m so glad I got to do that before he passed. He was one of my favorites too back in the day, it’s always cool to be able to look back at your career, and say man I’m glad I was fortunate enough for that to happen to me.

A guy you did a lot with in the past was CM Punk, who recently reportedly retired. There have been different things said between you guys during the years, but it’s been 5 years now, how do you look back at that now as being a key feud in your career?

It was one of the biggest, pretty close to the best. We had a good chemistry, completely different people, but at the time it was perfect. He is so good, he is so good. That’s another collection as far as feuds go, that I am going to look back at and go, wow I am glad I got to work with that guy and create some immortal artwork that is going to go down in the history books. It’s all good now, I went through my times as far as the way I felt about him, but he’s a good guy, and a good wrestler, he’s done great.

When it comes to your future, you still go out there and give it your all every night. Your match with Lashley on Impact a couple weeks ago was great. Some fans get on you for some reason and think: ‘Why does he still go out there and give it his all?’ To me, I think it’s cool that you do. But how much longer do you think you’ll keep going and wrestling, especially with the way you go every show?

I really don’t know, that’s one of the coolest things about being with TNA. I’ve pretty much got a dream job man, I have a 3 year old daughter, a wife, and a beautiful family. I’m able to spend so much time with them, and plus, when I go to work like New York, I go 3 or 4 nights in a row, and I go hard. Then I come home, and I have a couple weeks to heal up before I have to do it again. So it’s been perfect for me, especially for my style. Basically the way I look at it, 3 years from now if I feel the way I feel now, I’m still going to be doing the things I do now, as far as [seeing] a vision I want to conquer, and pulling it off. Ultimately with my style, if I feel like wrestling 5 years from now wrestling the way I did against Bobby Lashley the way I did, I’m going to do it. But I can’t say, my career might end next week when we’re filming, I’m not sure.

In a perfect world, who would you like to wrestle before you retire? May it be from WWE, TNA, ROH, or wherever?

I think deep down, it would have to be Jushin Thunder Liger. When I first started watching Japanese wrestling way back in the day, he just stood out to me. A lot of the inspiration for Willow back then, was from [him], as far as the mask, superhero, or villain. Oh my gosh, to know he’s still flying over here and working every now and then, makes me want to say: ‘Hey, I want to be part of that dream match.’ So more than anything, I’d say it’s Jeff Hardy vs. Jushin Thunder Liger.

Maybe at Bound For Glory in Japan, he actually wrestled Samoa Joe years back at one of the Bound For Glory shows.

Oh god, that would work out (laughs).

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Chad Channing Says He Wants To Reunite With Nirvana

Bleach era Nirvana drummer Chad Channing told NME in a recent interview that he is open to reuniting with the band.

“Yeah, if they wanted me to. It’d maybe be something like Dave playing guitar and singing and Krist doing bass. That’d be about the only arrangement I could think of that we cold pull off.”

Nirvana reunited for two performances in April at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and at the St. Vitus club. Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Pat Smear performed with several guest singers. Channing attended but was not inducted, and also did not perform.

Band Spotlight: Walter TV

above: Image by Claire Milbrath, courtesy of The Editorial Magazine.

Founded in Vancouver by Pierce McGarry, Joe McMurray, and Simon Ankenman in the early 2010s, the fledgling trio soon went on hiatus and while Ankenman went his separate way to “pursue an outdoors-inspired lifestyle,” McGarry and McMurray moved to Montreal and released the band’s first full-length album Appetite in 2012.

In Montreal, McGarry and McMurray joined the live band for friend Mac DeMarco along with HOMESHAKE’s Peter Sagar and have been touring as DeMarco’s rhythm section ever since. Now, Captured Tracks sister label Sinderlyn Records is reissuing a fully remastered edition of their cult breakthrough Appetite on August 26, 2014.

Walter TV’s Appetite showcases their knack for writing quick, catchy pop tunes with rocking, jumping bass lines and a decidedly lo-fi experimental vibe. Although their music is by no means ‘normal,’  Walter TV’s creations are rich with content and pop melodies. Their talent is exhibited by songs like “Master Ludi,” with its caroling, warped chorus, and “Lo Noise,” a punkish track ended by vocalist Pierce McGarry’s impassioned lyrics “I’m not listening!”

Watch An Animated 8-Bit Medley of Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam & Other 90’s Classics

Ever wonder what your favorite 90’s Grunge bands would look like in a Nintento NES 8-Bit video game? Well wonder no more. The YouTube channel Filthy Frackers has made an animated video called  “8bit Grunge” featuring seven 90’s classics set to cheesy, lo-fi synthesizer musical treatments.

The three minute video features: Soungarden’s “Rusty Cage,” Alice In Chains’ “Man In A Box,” Stone Temple Pilots’ “Sex Type Thing,” The Melvins’ “Revolve,” Mad Season’s “River of Deceit,” Nirvana’s “In Bloom,” and Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy.” Checkout the video and screen captures below.

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In April The Frackers released “Hunger Strike 8bit Version,” a hilarious animated send-up of Temple of the Dog’s 1991 video featuring a “chiptune” Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder duet. Watch it below.

Watch: Beck Unveils Nostalgic “Heart Is A Drum” Music Video

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Beck has revealed a new music video for “Heart Is A Drum,” a track off his latest studio LP Morning Phase. The music video was directed by veteran director Sophie Muller and recalls the music video for Beck’s 1994 hit “Loser,” featuring a 1990s Beck look-alike in a white suit, two astronauts, and a grim reaper.

The nostalgia-inducing video, shot in black and white, is a moving tribute to Beck’s prolific career. Beck recently stopped by Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and performed the tune as well as Song Reader‘s ‘Heaven’s Ladder,” which you can view here.

Stream the music video for Beck’s “Heart Is A Drum” below:

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Setlists From Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails’ Show In Mansfield, MA

Setlist:
Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Spoonman
Been Away Too Long
The Day I Tried to Live
Let Me Drown
Outshined
Black Hole Sun
Jesus Christ Pose
Like Suicide
Fell on Black Days
Superunknown
A Thousand Days Before
Rusty Cage
Beyond the Wheel

Setlist:
Copy of A
Sanctified
Came Back Haunted
1,000,000
March of the Pigs
Reptile
Terrible Lie
Closer
Gave Up
Disappointed (Tour Debut)
Find My Way
The Great Destroyer
Eraser
Wish
Only
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Encore:
Hurt

Primus Reunite Classic Lineup For New ‘Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ Album & Tour

Primus have previously been on hiatus while frontman Les Claypool explored side and solo projects. In recent news, the original lineup including guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander have reunited to release the group’s eighth album, “Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble.” The band has also announced a set of fall US tour dates and a signature line of candy bars. You can listen to Primus’ cover of “Pure Imagination” below:

Primus tour dates:
October 22 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
October 24 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
October 25 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
October 26 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for Performing Arts
October 28 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
October 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
October 31 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
November 1 – New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre
November 2 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
November 3 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
November 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
November 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
November 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
November 9 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
November 11 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
November 12 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 14 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
November 15 – Austin, TX @ ACL live at the Moody Theater
November 16 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic Theatre
November 17 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
November 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
November 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre LA

Listen: J Mascis Reveals New Song “Wide Awake” Featuring Cat Power

While Dinosaur Jr. frontman and solo artist J Mascis readies his upcoming album Tied To A Star, set for release on August 26 via Sub Pop Records, the veteran musician has revealed a new song from the album.

The song, titled “Wide Awake,” features the vocal talents of singer Cat Power and the duo’s voices combine to create the quiet, reflective tune. The melancholic track exhibits the solo acoustic sound Mascis uses on Tied To A Star, his follow-up to 2011′s Several Shades of Why. “Wide Awake” is the second track debuted from the album, following the lead single “Every Morning.”