Ghost BC will be releasing their third studio album, Meliora, on August 21st. The record was was produced by Klas Ahlund (Madonna, Katy Perry) and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Slayer). The first single off the album has just been revealed. You can listen to ‘Cirice” below. Also, be sure to click here to check out our interview with the rhythm guitarist for the band.
Ghost BC tour dates:
6/3 – Linkoping, Sweden – Doom
6/4 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock
6/10 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
6/12 – Heden, Sweden – Ullevi
6/18 – Denver, CO – The Walnut Room
6/27 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
8/8 – Gavle, Sweden – Getaway Rock
8/28 – Saint Cloud, Sweden – Domaine National
8/29 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
8/30 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
While many fans are eagerly waiting for the completion of Tool’s follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days, the frontman sure seems to be taking his sweet time. Earlier it was announced that Maynard is focusing on releasing the third Puscifer studio album this year, but it was also revealed that he has been busy with some non-music related activities.
As shown above, Maynard James Keenan has recently earned his purple belt in Jiu Jitsu. In regards to the achievement, Maynard stated, “Thankful moment. Yesterday, while on family vacation in Hawaii, I was blessed with a curveball. The coach that gave me my blue belt years ago at Ricksons academy on Pico in LA, Luis “Limao” Heredia, surprised me unexpectedly with a long, very kind, heart felt speech and my purple belt.
It’s taken quite awhile to get here. I moved to an area that had no Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu school in late ’96 and had to commute back and forth to keep up training which just wasn’t practical. I also suffered a few injuries which also made training inconsistent. And even when I could train, it wasn’t under a single instructor with a Rickson Gracie curriculum. So very difficult to advance in belts under this scenario.
But more recently I resumed training after some supportive prodding from one of my best friends in the world, Todd Fox. And I’ve been making regular trips back and forth to St Louis to train with his coach, Rodrigo Vaghi, as well as to Los Angeles to train with my old friend Henry Akins at Dynamix Martial Arts. Without these guys I wouldn’t have been able to confidently wear this belt. Thank you Todd, Rodrigo, Henry, and Limao for this opportunity to test and understand myself better and to push my boundaries and discover more of which I am capable.”
Animals as Leaders released their third album, The Joy of Motion, last year via Sumerian Records. You can click here to preview/purchase the LP on iTunes. More recently, the instrumental progressive metal/djent group revealed a music video for the fifth track off the album. You can watch the video for “Physical Education” below. Animals as Leaders will be joining Between the Buried and Me and The Contortionist in July for the ‘Coma Ecliptic Tour.’ You can view all upcoming tour dates under the video player.
Animals as Leaders tour dates:
6/12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
6/28 – Cambria, CA – The G4 Experience
Between the Buried and Me/Animals as Leaders/The Contortionist tour dates:
7/7 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
7/8 – Tallahassee, FL – Sidebar Theater
7/9 – Orlando, FL – Venue 578
7/10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
7/11 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
7/13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
7/14 – Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
7/15 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
7/16 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
7/18 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
7/19 – Tucson, AZ – Club X’s
7/21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
7/22 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
7/23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
7/24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spaces
7/25 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
7/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
7/29 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
7/30 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
7/31 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
8/1 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
8/2 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
8/4 – London, ON – London Music Hall
8/5 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
8/6 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
8/7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
8/8 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
8/9 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggys by the Sea
8/11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
8/12 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
8/13 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
8/14 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggys
8/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Thy Art Is Murder will release their third album, Holy War, on June 30th via Nuclear Blast. Will Putney (Suicide Silence, The Acacia Strain, Upon a Burning Body, Miss May I) produced and mixed the follow-up to 2012’s Hate. You can click here to pre-order the LP on iTunes.Just recently, the deathcore group revealed the music video for the second track off the album. You can watch the video for “Light Bearer” below. Thy Art Is Murder will also be included in this year’s Mayhem Fest. The traveling tour lineup boasts such acts as Slayer, King Diamond, HELLYEAH, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, and more. You can view all dates listed under the video player.
Mayhem Fest tour dates:
6/26 – San Diego, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
6/27 – San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
6/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
6/30 – Auburn, WA (Seattle) @ White River Amphitheater
7/1 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheater
7/4 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
7/5 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks
7/7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs
7/8 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/10 – Noblesville, IN (Indianapolis) @ Kilpsch Amphitheater
7/11 – Clarkston, MI (Detroit) @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/12 – Tinley Park, IL (Chicago) @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/15 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/17 – Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) @ Susquehanna Bank Arts Center
7/18 – Burgettstown, PA (Pittsburgh) @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/19 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook (Bank of NH Pavilion)
7/24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/25 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/26 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
7/31 – San Antonio, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
8/1 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/2 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher discussed why he doesn’t want to reunite Oasis and his issues with nostalgia in a new Yahoo interview.
“No. I’d do it if I needed the money. If I was broke, I would do it. And I’d be quite frank about that. But I’ve got no need to do it. I couldn’t think of a good enough reason. We could sit and debate and you could throw reasons at me, but musically, what would I want to do that for? I’m not really interested in what fans want. I’m not bothered about that. If you didn’t see us [before], then you didn’t see us. I’ve never seen Nirvana. So f—ing what? The world’s not gonna end. Lots of people never saw the Beatles or the Sex Pistols, and it didn’t make a f—ing bit of difference to music, do you know what I mean? I wouldn’t do it. I don’t need it for the glory; I get enough of that. I don’t need the money. I don’t need the f—ing hassle. I just don’t see a reason. The only reason I would ever do it is if I was broke, or maybe if Liam was broke… And I would f—ing stand in front a room of a thousand people of the press and I would say, ‘This isn’t for musical reasons. I’m broke, so I need to do it.’ And if Liam was broke and he was destitute, then I would f—ing help him out.”
He also said, “If we go back to ’94, when we broke, nobody mentioned anybody reuniting — because we were the big s—, and that was it. We didn’t need anybody else, didn’t need the Beatles anymore from the ’60s or the Pistols or any of that, you know? Our generation had its own thing. This generation doesn’t have it, so they harken back to the last one. It’s nice that they’re talking about my group, my songs, but…”
He added, “It’s all because of the Internet, because you can Google nostalgia quite easily… Enough generations grow up looking back, so nobody’s looking forward, you know? My fear would be, is it gonna take for all of us to die, for the next generation of youth to get something for themselves? Is it gonna take the fact that [the legends have] all gone, they’re all dead? But I believe someone must be around the corner, because there’s not a great band to come along for a long, long time now.”
Scott Stapp and his wife, Jaclyn, will be heading to couples therapy just months after the former Creed frontman was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. According to People, the Stapps are are one of five couples who have signed on to be apart of Dr. Jenn Mann’s VH1 reality show “Couples Therapy,” where the two will spend three weeks receiving treatment.
In other Scott Stapp news, the Creed frontman discussed his 2014 drug induced psychotic break in a new interview with ABC’s Nightline (via Yahoo). Stapp revealed he has bipolar disorder yesterday, and also told ABC that he believed that he was a CIA agent trained to kill President Obama, and that he even called The White House on multiple occasions telling them about his assignment.
“I was driving around with … a 12-gauge shotgun in my lap. And I thought that people were trying to kill me.”
“I would have like, maybe a 45-second interval of, ‘What’s going on,’ and then I’d be right back into the psychosis,” he added.
Stapp said his psychosis was so intense that he thought he had been programmed by the CIA — a real-life Jason Bourne — and he would prowl airports looking for suspicious cars.
During his mania, Stapp would stuff his wallet with cash and fill the flatbed of his truck with his gun collection and sports memorabilia, which he said he started giving away with reckless abandon. Stapp said he would pick a homeless person at random, “get him a hotel room, give him $20 and then take off.” He said he also gave away some of his prized possessions — three Salvador Dali sketches — to a Catholic church in Mississippi on a random manic drive through the South.
Till Lindemann, frontman of German industrial metal group Rammstein, will be releasing his first solo album. Titled, Skills in Pills, the record will come out on June 23rd via Warner Bros. Records. You can click here to pre-order the LP on iTunes. The vocalist has revealed the music video for the tenth track off the album. You can watch the NSFW video for “Praise Abort” below.
Ghost BC will be releasing their third studio album, Meliora, on August 21st. The record was was produced by Klas Ahlund (Madonna, Katy Perry) and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Slayer). Their new single, “Cirice,” will have an accompanied music video coming out next month. More recently, a commercial advertising the upcoming record aired on VH1 Classic. The 2-minute clip consisted of a female figure leading a meeting with the Nameless Ghouls of Ghost BC, in which she introduces their new masks and a quick glimpse of Papa Emeritus III. You can watch the commercial below. The artwork and tracklisting has also just been unveiled, which can be viewed under the video player. Also, be sure to click here to check out our interview with the rhythm guitarist for the band.
2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
5. He Is
6. Mummy Dust
8. Devil Church
10. Deus In Absentia
Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist, Gus G, has just announced that he will be releasing his second solo album this year. The LP will be titled Brand New Revolution and will come out on July 24th via Dismanic/eOne Music. Producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) and mixer Mike Fraser (Metallica, AC/DC) were included in the process along with drummer Jo Nunez (Firewind) and bassist Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford, ex-Methods Of Mayhem). Guest musicians include Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen, Journey), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam) and Mats Levén (Candlemass).
A teaser of the opener track, “The Quest,” can be viewed below. Also, be sure to click here to check out our interview with Gus and view the tracklisting for Brand New Revolution below.
Brand New Revolution tracklisting:
1. The Quest
2. Brand New Revolution (feat. Jacob Bunton)
3. Burn (feat. Jacob Bunton)
4. We Are One (feat. Jacob Bunton)
5. What Lies Below (feat. Elize Ryd)
6. Behind Those Eyes (feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Gone To Stay (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
8. One More Try (feat. Jacob Bunton)
9. Come Hell Or High Water (feat. Mats Levén)
10. If It Ends Today (feat. Mats Levén)
11. Generation G (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
12. The Demon Inside (feat. Mats Levén)
Dave Grohl invited a young kid to sing “Times Like These” with him onstage at a Foo Fighters show in England earlier this week. After first dedicating the song to the fan he spotted singing along on his mother’s shoulders in the crowd, he invited him on stage.
Grohl said, “You want him to come on stage? Come on motherfucker.” He requested, “You better bring your Dad with you. Oh yeah, bring your mama. I’m not taking care of you, that’s for goddamn sure.” He then encouraged the mother, “Come on mama!”
As the kid came on stage Grohl said, “Look, he’s taking my pick! I went to shake his hand, and he’s trying to steal my guitar pick! You must be from Manchester!”
The kid introduced himself as Frankie. Grohl then had the kid sing “Times Like These” with him.
In an interview by yours truly for the Songfacts site, Blind Melon guitarist Christopher Thorn discussed a variety of topics – his new project Sonny Boy Thorn, the stores behind several classic tunes, and also offering up some news that is sure to please longtime Blind Melon fans:
“To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Soup record, Blind Melon is making plans to go play shows and perform the Soup record from top to bottom. We have never done that before, but we are excited to challenge ourselves. Some of the songs from the Soup record have never been performed live before.” Specifics of when/where the ‘Soup’ performances will take place have not been confirmed as of yet.
Thorn also described what it was like to write songs with Shannon:
“It was a very simple and extremely satisfying process writing with Shannon. I would demo a bunch of songs. I would make sure the structure and the feeling of the song had the impact I wanted. I would play all the instruments (not always well), just so there was a clear vision of the song. I would hand a cassette tape to Shannon, and he would sing over whatever inspired him the most. Many times I would be surprised as to what he chose to sing over. Shannon would never ask me to revise any arrangement and I never asked Shannon to change any lyrical or melodic idea. Shannon would turn my musical compositions into magical songs once he sang on them.”
And memories of when he heard the lyrics Shannon wrote for the song “Soup” for the first time:
“I will never forget the night he sang to my demo. When he sang the lyric, ‘I will pull the trigger and make you all go away,’ I knew it was about Kurt Cobain. I had goose pumps for days after hearing that – and still do when I hear the song now.”
There are also other Thorn-related musical performances coming up – Sonny Boy Thorn will be playing a residency in Silverlake, California at the Satellite (formerly Spaceland) every Monday in the month of July 2015 to launch their EP. Also, Sonny Boy Thorn will be playing Melon Fest on August 1, 2015 in Kentucky, and modern day Melon singer Travis Warren and Thorn will also be playing an all-acoustic set of Melon songs at the festival. Warren and Thorn will also be performing at the 2015 Vigil (an annual gathering of fans at the gravesite of Hoon, who died in 1995).
To read the entire interview, click here.
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For more Sonny Boy Thorn, click here.
Chester Bennington discussed taking over for Scott Weiland as Stone Temple Pilots’ lead singer in a new A-Sides interview.
“We did talk about maybe changing the name of the band, and just doing something new. Honestly, my thing was like, why give up what you guys have worked so hard on? This is your legacy, you don’t have to give it up just because one person didn’t do things the way that everybody wanted them to go, didn’t do things everybody planned. We should be able to move forward.”
He added, “I mean, where is the music coming from in the first place? There’s no question when you hear the new music that it’s Stone Temple Pilots. Why? Because it’s coming from the guys who write the music. It’s coming from the source. So, when the source is there, then it’s still pure. It can still go on in a way that, when people come to see us live, they know: ‘This is the band I wanted to come see.’ They can feel that we genuinely care about what we’re doing.”
Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns’ new album Talk is expected to top Australian charts at #1 according to industry insiders, Yahoo reports. Despite his projected #1 debut, Johns has been behind the Eurovision album, Hillsong United’s Empires, and the Pitch Perfect soundtrack on iTunes. All five Silverchair albums debuted at #1 in Australia from 1995 to 2007.
Faith No More’s Sol Invictus, the Bay Area band’s first new album in eighteen years, has landed atop international charts with the ten-track release at #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, #6 in the UK and #6 in the United States (#14 on Billboard’s Top 200).
“What this tells me,” said Faith No More founder and bass player Bill Gould, “is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”
“We are honored to be a part of the FNM team and very proud of the success of Sol Invictus,” added Greg Werckman, co-owner of Ipecac Recordings. “Of course, none of this would have happened without the band delivering such a fantastic record and them having faith in us to handle it properly.” The album was released as a joint partnership between the Faith No More’s own Reclamation Recordings and Ipecac.
In the United States the album also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music and Independent Album charts as well as #2 on both the Rock and Alternative Album charts. It sold 31,000 copies in the U.S.
Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland told Ferg The Reporter that he loved working on the debut album from his new supergroup with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot Art of Anarchy, “It was nice to work with those guys too. I didn’t know them really well, at all. But it was cool to work with them, definitely.” He added, “Yeah, I think it’s good.”
Weiland recently called Art of Anarchy a ‘scam’ that he got paid to do, and he has continually distanced himself from the project and claimed he is not in the band.
He also told Fitz Radio that he enjoys club shows. He added, “Arena shows are fun too. They obviously pay really well.”
Neurosis has just announced a string of North American tour dates. The post-metal group recently stepped back into the live spotlight with a performance at Maryland Deathfest and will also be included at the upcoming Heavy Montreal festival. Openers during the tour will include Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, The Body, Sumac, and more.
Neurosis tour dates:
7/31 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body)
8/1 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body)
8/2 Madison, WI – The Majestic (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body)
8/3 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body)
8/4 Louisville, KY – Expo Five (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body)
8/5 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body)
8/6 Toronto, ON – Opera House (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body)
8/7 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
8/8 Boston, MA – Paradise (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, The Body, Sumac)
8/9 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth & Sumac)
8/11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth & Sumac)
8/12 Richmond, VA – Broadberry (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth & Sumac)
8/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth & Sumac)
8/15 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Iron Tongue)
8/16 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (with Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Pinkish Black)
Lord Dying released their latest album, Poisoned Altars, earlier this year via Relapse Records. The album was recorded with Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind (Black Tusk) at Audiosiege Studios in Portland, OR. You can purchase the LP on Relapse Records, iTunes, or stream the entire record on the group’s Bandcamp. More recently, the band revealed the music video for the third track off the album. Check out the video for “A Wound Outside of Time” below. The sludge metal group will also be joining Crowbar and Battlecross during the North American ‘Summer of Doom Tour.’ You can view all upcoming tour dates under the video player.
Crowbar/Battlecross/Lord Dying tour dates:
5/28 — Shreveport, LA — Riverside Warehouse
5/29 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey
5/30 — Austin, TX — Dirty Dog
5/31 — Houston, TX — Scout Bar
6/2 — Albuquerque, NM — Launchpad
6/3 — Tempe, AZ — Club Red
6/4 — San Diego, CA — Til Two
6/5 — Long Beach, CA– DiPiazzas
6/6 — Los Angeles, CA — Whisky A Go Go
6/7 — Oakland, CA — Oakland Metro
6/8 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
6/9 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
6/10 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Rickshaw Theater
6/12 — Calgary, Alberta- Republik
6/13 — Edmonton, Alberta- Starlite
6/14 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Obrians
6/16 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Zoo
6/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Amsterdam
6/18 — Cudahy, WI — The Metal Grill
6/19 — Detroit, MI — Shelter
6/20 — Chicago, IL — Reggie’s
6/21 — Columbus, OH — Alrosa Villa
6/22 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Ballroom
6/23 — Toronto, Ontario — Mod Club
6/24 — Ottawa, Ontario — Mavericks
6/25 — Montreal, Quebec — La Sala Rossa
6/26 — Worcester, MA — Palladium
6/27 — Albany, NY — Trickshot Billiards
6/28 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage
6/29 — Brooklyn, NY — Saint Vitus
6/30 — Frederick, MD — Cafe 611
7/1 — Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
7/2 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
7/3 — Baton Rouge, LA — Varsity Theater
Last week, after Foo Fighters performed on David Letterman’s final show, the band attended a party in his honor that was attended by celebrities like Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, and Jerry Seinfeld, Letterman himself, and some drunk marines who just so happened to be invited to the party. Letterman wore a custom Foo Fighters shirt to the party, as you can see above. You can also watch videos below!
Sea-Tac Airport and EMP Museum Unveil Pearl Jam Concert Poster Art Exhibit as Part of Experience the City of Music Program
The Port of Seattle, EMP Museum, Pearl Jam, and poster artists Ames Bros. today unveiled a new exhibit of screen prints commissioned over the years for the band’s promotional concert posters as part of the Experience the City of Music program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Organized by EMP Museum, in collaboration with Pearl Jam, Ten Club and Ames Bros., PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster features 85 posters from more than 30 artists including the Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Munk One, Ward Sutton, and others. These posters reflect the artists that created them, but they also become an extension of the band, referencing the musicians, the venues and cities in which they play, song lyrics, contemporary politics, a world of music, and a love of history and popular culture. But most of all, these myriad posters illustrate some of Pearl Jam’s core artistic values: the desire to foster a climate of creativity, to act as a patron for the other artists, and to provide comment and critique on society and humanity.
“The significance of the airport’s Experience the City of Music program cannot be understated,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “It shines the spotlight on Seattle’s rich musical history through carefully curated exhibits like the Pearl Jam Poster Exhibit, showcases the city’s rich musical diversity through a robust schedule of live musical performances, and gives visitors, both near and far, a taste of what we are fortunate to be able to experience daily – our dynamic and extremely talented local music industry.”
The new exhibit is located near gate A1 on the concourse along three walls of the walkway and can be accessed by any traveler post security.
Take a picture at the exhibit and use the hashtag #PearlJamAtSEA for your chance to win an exclusive signed poster.
Scott Weiland discussed Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots in a new interview with PureGrainAudio.
“I have a lot of great memories because it was a hugely exciting time for music. It was the last real musical movement that mixed rock music with a pop culture with socio-political ideologies.”
He added, “We knew that we were part of something special because there was a buzz going around and you could feel the electricity. I look back and our first album came out in ’92 and Nirvana’s Nevermind came out in ’91 so it was a really exciting time for music similar to, you know, when punk rock exploded or the musical revolution of the ’60s. It wasn’t just a musical movement though, it was a whole youth revolution.”
Weiland also said that he regretted trying heroin, “It was not a good thing to be around or involved in.”
Stone Temple Pilots fired Scott Weiland in 2013, and they are currently working on their seventh studio album with Chester Bennington. The band are set to hit the road in the fall.
STP Fall 2015 Tour Dates:
Sep 15 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Sep 16 The Fillmore Detroit, MI
Sep 19 Shindig Festival Baltimore, MD
Sep 22 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH
Sep 23 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY
Sep 25 Myth Minneapolis, MN
Oct 25 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA
Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns is currently out promoting his new pop leaning album Talk, and the prospects of reuniting with his former bandmates doesn’t appear to be on the cards.
‘It was starting to feel like work for me and I started to feel like ‘that’s that guy from Silverchair’,’ the singer revealed in an interview with Today’s Richard Wilkins on Tuesday.
‘I didn’t want to die wondering, or kind of looking back when I’m in my sixties, thinking, “Probably should have done that solo single,'” he says, adding that a future reunion with Silverchair is highly unlikely.
‘It’s just not something that excites me at the moment, but I’m actually really proud of what we did.’
Former Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies had an interesting response when Alternative Nation asked him about a possible reunion last week, “Ha! Maybe… if Dan decides to talk to his old mates again.” Silverchair went on ‘indefinite hiatus’ in 2011.
Alternative Nation also recently published a retrospective on Silverchair’s 20th anniversary titled ‘Reflections Of A Sound.’
Check out Daniel Johns’ new “Cool On Fire” video below.