Deep Purple's brand-new music video for the new single 'Vincent Price', from the new album "NOW What?!". Their first video-clip in over 20 years.
The single Vincent Price will be released on June 7th as download, CD single and 7" transparent vinyl. Vincent Price will become a Purple collector's item, due to the inclusion of the song "First Sign Of Madness", which was recorded during the NOW What?! sessions but not included in the final selection.
Sting On Broadway
Tuesday 05-21-2013 9:29am ET
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Can you spot Sting about $15 million?
Sting needs to raise $15 million to produce "The Last Ship," a musical inspired by his 1991 album "The Soul Cages." The musical will be about shipbuilding and the culture of his hometown near Newcastle, England.
While it is a musical, Sting says that he doesn't like that term. "I loathe to call it a musical because I don't like that term. It's a play set in my home town, in Newcastle. It's about a shipyard. I was born in the shadow of a shipyard, born and raised next to a shipyard. I often wondered why I was exposed to this rather surreal environment when I was growing up, and I realize now it has a massive psychological and symbolic importance to me. That's the landscape of my dreams was my little home town and the house that I was brought up in and the ghosts that were there. And it's really a story of redemption and occupying a ship yard against the wishes of the owners, which is kind of topical at the moment. We occupy just about everything."
If Sting can get the cash, "The Last Ship" starts in the spring of 2015.
Dave Grohl Rocks with The Rolling Stones
Tuesday 05-21-2013 9:26am ET
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Dave Grohl is everywhere these days. We saw him over the weekend on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, as part of the induction of RUSH. Last week, he hopped on stage to perform at the 'Rolling Stones 50 & Counting Tour' at The Honda Center on May 15, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
The former Nirvana drummer joined the Stones onstage in performing “Bitch,” the highly-energetic, dance-rock number from their 1971 Sticky Fingers LP. In the impassioned play-style we have come to expect from him, Grohl headbanged alongside Keith Richards and even shared a mic with epic frontman Mick Jagger.
According to the Stone’s official set list, Grohl’s appearance came between mega-hits “Wild Horses” and “Shattered,” the second of which was played for the first time since the band’s 50 & Counting tour began in early May.
Can You Imagine A McCartney, Hendrix Supergroup?
Monday 05-20-2013 9:54am ET
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Paul McCartney missed a chance to jam with Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis because he was out of town when a telegram arrived requesting his presence at the session in New York.
"We are recording and [sic] LP together this weekend. How about coming in to play bass?" reads the letter, adding, "Call Alan Douglas . . . Peace Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Tony Williams."
An aide to Macca replied, saying that his boss was out of town and not due back for a couple weeks. Both letters are in the Hard Rock Cafe memorabilia collection in Prague.
"It's not something you hear about a lot," Hard Rock historian Jeff Nolan told the Daily Mail. "Major Hendrix connoisseurs are aware of it. It would have been one of the most insane supergroups. These four cats certainly reinvented their instruments and the way they're perceived."
Fogerty and Foo Fighters Team Up for "Fortunate Son"
Monday 05-20-2013 9:52am ET
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John Fogerty has previewed a clip of himself in the studio with the Foo Fighters, the latter of whom joined him for "Fortunate Son," the 1969 cut redone for his latest album, "Wrote a Song for Everyone."
'Wrote A Song For Everyone,' is a compilation of classic songs along with two new songs. 16 special guests join him for the masterpiece. You can pre-order the album now on iTunes or Amazon. The album releases May 28th!
Sir Paul Kicks Off US Tour
Monday 05-20-2013 9:48am ET
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Paul McCartney's US Tour kicked off over the weekend with two shows in Orlando. Over the next three months he'll be stopping in Austin, Tulsa, Brooklynn, the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Boston, DC, Indy, Milwaukee, and wrapping the tour up in Seattle on July 19th.
Paul used the Beatles classic "Eight Days A Week," to kickoff his first show in Brazil earlier this month. The Beatles only performed that song once in concert. The rest of his set was filled with other Beatles album favorites like "Your Mother Show Know," and "Lovely Rita."
"Help!" Gets BluRay Treatment
Friday 05-17-2013 9:32am ET
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The Beatles’ film “Help!” is coming to Blu-ray on June 25.
According to the official press release, the much-anticipated Blu-ray release of the Fab Four’s second film will be digitally restored and feature an hour of extras.
Among them is a 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary entitled “The Beatles in Help!” featuring the cast and crew, as well as outtake footage, theatrical trailers for the original film and more.
The Red Rocket Is Back In The Studio
Friday 05-17-2013 9:30am ET
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Over the weekend, Hagar recorded three new songs with Journey’s Neil Schon and his Chickenfoot bandmates Michael Anthony and Chad Smith, Antimusic reports.
They're calling themselves “Other HSAS,” a nod to his first collaboration with Schon in 1983, which also featured bassist Kenny Aaronson and Santana drummer Michael Shrieve.
In anticipation of his long-awaited new album, expected to be released in 2014, Hagar has released a behind-the-scenes video of the new HSAS in the studio.
The Boss Gives Back
Friday 05-17-2013 9:29am ET
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Bruce Springsteen teamed with Dropkick Murphys on a new EP to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
The new three-song set includes a new recording of the group's "Rose Tattoo," as well as live acoustic versions of "Jimmy Collins' Wake" and "Don't Tear Us Apart" that the group recorded during a performance in Las Vegas on April 19, just four days after the attack.
In a statement, Murphys guitarist James Lynch said that, “Bruce actually called us up the day of the bombing and asked us what he could do to help. We didn't have to reach out. He was there for us.”
Proceeds from the EP will go to Murphys member Ken Casey's charitable Claddagh Fund, which will disburse money to the victims.