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Bio: Riley began as an avid reader of the site since 2008 and made the switch to a reporter around the time of the name change to AlternativeNation in 2013. He is a fan of the grunge genre and is always exploring the depths of metal, enjoying subgenres such as industrial, progressive, alternative, doom, post, stoner, nu, and avant-garde. Riley has been playing guitar for over 6 years, been in an Alice in Chains cover band, and is currently majoring in Recording Arts/Music Production. He began the site by posting the setlists for the site and transitioned to reporting news, writing reviews, doing interviews, and running both the metal section and Modern Artists Showcase. Riley also spends his time managing local bands: Mothlight, Diamondstein, Soda Pants, and With Age.   Fun Facts: Riley went to the same high school as Eddie Vedder. Riley’s first band was called Melting Pot of Human Emotion, which later changed to Dictator Willie. Riley enjoys puppies, kittens, and listening to angsty music on rainy days.   Reach out to Riley at rileyr328@gmail.com or riley@alternativenation.net

SETLIST FROM SMASHING PUMPKINS’ SHOW AT MANCHESTER ACADEMY

Manchester Academy
Manchester, England
July 1, 2013

Setlist:
Quasar
Panopticon
Starz
Rocket
Space Oddity (David Bowie cover)
X.Y.U.
Disarm
Tonite Reprise
Tonight, Tonight
Pinwheels
Blank Page
Thirty-Three
Ava Adore
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
The Imploding Voice
One Diamond, One Heart
Pale Horse
Today
Zero
Stand Inside Your Love
United States (with Uli Jon Roth)

Encore:
All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover) (with Uli Jon Roth)
Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover) (with Uli Jon Roth)
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SETLIST FROM QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE’S PERFORMANCE AT ROCK A FIELD FESTIVAL

Rock A Field Festival
Herchesfeld, Roeser, Luxembourg
June 30, 2013

Setlist:
You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
No One Knows
My God Is the Sun
Burn the Witch
Keep Your Eyes Peeled
First It Giveth
Sick, Sick, Sick
…Like Clockwork
Make It Wit Chu
Little Sister
If I Had a Tail
I Appear Missing
I Think I Lost My Headache
Go with the Flow
A Song for the Dead

SETLIST FROM GREEN DAY’S SHOW AT ULLEVAAL STADION

Ullevall Stadion
Olso, Norway
June 30, 2013

Setlist:
99 Revolutions
Know Your Enemy
Stay the Night
Stop When the Red Lights Flash
Letterbomb
Oh Love
Holiday
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Stray Heart
Murder City
Waiting
Burnout
Hitchin’ a Ride
When I Come Around
St. Jimmy
Longview
Basket Case
She
King for a Day
Shout/Always Look on the Bright Side of Life/(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction/Hey Jude
X-Kid
Minority

Encore:
American Idiot
Jesus of Suburbia
Brutal Love

DOWNLOAD FREE RADIOHEAD LIVE CONCERT FROM 1995

Radiohead has currently been taking a break while lead vocalist, Thom Yorke, and producer, Nigel Godrich have been working on the supergroup, Atoms for Peace. Earlier this year, Radiohead bassist, Colin Greenwood, stated, “We’re taking some time out whilst people are doing some other stuff, doing their own things, and the plan is to get back together again [at the] end of the summer.” A couple months later, Yorke responded, “I’m sure it’ll probably be slightly longer than that, ’cause I am actually going to have to have a break. […] I really haven’t got a clue, which I quite like. We didn’t, like, say, ‘Fuck you, I’ll see you whenever.’ But it was quite exciting to actually finally decide to take a proper, proper break. We’d never really done that, not by choice.”

Paste Magazine is now allowing fans to download Radiohead’s Live At Tramps June 1, 1995 live recording for free with an option of a donation towards amnesty international. At this concert, Radiohead play The Bends in it’s entirety with the exception of “(Nice Dream)” and “Sulk” as well as some songs from their debut, Pablo Honey.

Click here to download

RUMOR: TITLE, TRACK LISTING, AND DATE FOR NEW PEARL JAM ALBUM

According to a post on Pearl Jam’s message board, news regarding their highly anticipated upcoming album was publicized. It was stated the record will be titled “Tides” and be released on October 8th. The potential track list was also posted:

1. Revolution Reruns (3:36)
2. Kickstop (2:14)
3. Vivid Futures (3:58)
4. Mind Your Manners (3:08)
5. The Undertow (4:04)
6. Red (3:23)
7. Of The Earth (6:15)
8. Tracking Change (4:21)
9. Uncharted Terrain (3:59)
10. Foliage (2:16)
11. Derision (3:32)
12. Sans Finis (7:12)

It is also rumored that single, Mind Your Manners, is due for listening on July 16th. These are all rumors and have not been proven by band members.

EX-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE BASSIST IN CAR CRASH

Nick Oliveri has been known for his involvement in the stoner rock group Kyuss (now called Vista Chino), early Queens of the Stone Age, as well as his own project, Mondo Generator. He provided vocals to “If I Had a Tail” and “Fairweather Friends” off the latest QOTSA release, “…Like Clockwork.”

Recently on Mondo Generator’s facebook page, pictures of a damaged car and a message regarding Oliveri’s accident were posted. The message stated: “We’re sending many many well-wishes and hang in there’s to Nick! He was involved in an auto accident late Monday night. He was shaken up, and you can probably see why if you look at the car, but it’s nothing he won’t recover from. Get well soon brother!”

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’S TOM MORELLO CONTRIBUTES TO MOVIE THEME

Rage Against the Machine have been on hiatus since mid-2011 and during this time guitarist, Tom Morello, has kept himself very musically busy. He has continued his solo, political-driven act, The Nightwatchman, as well as performed alongside Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Morello provided guitar work to the theme of the upcoming movie, Pacific Rim, which is released in theaters on July 12th. He quotes: “When they asked me to put some giant robot riffs and screaming underwater monster licks on the film score, I was all in.”

AlternativeNation.Net Review of Palms’ Debut LP Featuring Deftones Frontman

Chino Moreno, vocalist of Deftones, proves himself to be quite the prolific musician by adding Palms, which he is working on with the remaining members of ISIS, to his collection of projects, including Team Sleep and Crosses. Compared to Deftones, Palms isn’t nearly as catchy, but at times possesses the powerful dynamics similar to Deftones.

“Patagonia” was the first song released by Palms on April 30th to stream on Pitchfork.
Two months later, the debut LP was released on June 25th.

The album’s first song, “Future Warrior,” begins with soothing synths over an electronica beat, but transitions into what ISIS members are known best for: beautiful instrumental riffs. Moreno’s delicate vocals add to the calm atmosphere acting as frosting on the cake. The intensity rises as the chorus, “You, a destroyer,” is belted out, and it is clear that the mixture of these two bands collide perfectly. After the first track, the band continues to deliver a calm ambience topped off with Moreno’s harmonious vocals for “Patagonia.”

“Mission Sunset,” the longest track off the album, boasts the first of Moreno’s abrasive vocals on this release. Short bursts of aggression from Moreno also appear on the track, “Shortwave Radio.” Fans of ISIS’s later work will appreciate the lengthy progression and experimentation on these two songs.

The melody sung by Moreno, along with the guitar work by Meyer, on “Tropics” creates one of the more memorable tunes on the album and almost approaches radio-friendly. “Antarctic Handshake” is easily the most calming tracks and ends the album with a classic post-rock riff.

While providing many beautiful soundscapes backed by impressive lyrics/vocals, Palms succeeds in creating a substantial album. Unfortunately, this release does not vary in terms of energy and remains mostly low-key. Overall, the pieces composed on this debut LP aren’t memorable, yet remain as intelligent and graceful as one would expect from the members of ISIS and Deftones.

Overall score: 5 out of 10

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE COVER MARK LANEGAN’S "ONE HUNDRED DAYS"

Mark Lanegan’s relationship with Queens of the Stone Age dates back to 2000 where he contributed vocals to Rated R.  From then on, he continuously has provided vocals to Queens of the Stone Age releases as well as some of their live shows.

Queens of the Stone Age recently played a three-song acoustic set for French Radio OuiFM, in which they paid respect to Lanegan by covering “One Hundred Days,” a song off his 2004 solo album, Bubblegum.

You can hear it on QOTSA’s soundcloud here:

CHINO MORENO’S PALMS ALBUM STREAMING NOW


NOTE FROM BRETT:
I’m considering covering Deftones when we switch to AlternativeNation.net on June 25th. This article is a guinea pig of sorts to gauge some reactions.

Palms, a project formed in 2011 consisting of Deftones’ vocalist Chino Moreno and post-metal band Isis’ members, are set to release their debut LP on June 25th.  The eponymous album boasts soothing vocals by Moreno that remind one of past Deftones’ hit, Digital Bath, as well as a beautifully-layered rhythm section that resembles the softer side of Isis.  You can hear all 6 songs streaming here.