The album contains 10 snippets of dialogue from the film, five instrumentals by Zombie's guitarist John 5 and a mix of classics such as Rush's "The Spirit of Radio," Manfred Mann's Earth Band's "Blinded by the Light" and two tracks by the Velvet Underground. The album will be in stores April 16th -- The Lords of Salem hits theaters April 19th.
METALLICA: Go to the Movies With Kirk
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will host a screening of a horror classic in Hollywood next month.
Hammett and Mad Monster magazine are co-sponsoring a showing of the 1934 film The Black Cat, which was the first movie to pair up horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Kirk will take part in a discussion of the film before the screening, which takes place at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood on April 13th.
BLINK 182, RANCID: Supergroup Returns
The Transplants, the super-group featuring Blink 182's Travis Barker and Rancid's Tim Armstrong, have a new album on the way.
They've announced that the new album, their first in eight years, is called In a Warzone and that it's due out in May. The Transplants debuted the album's title track last year during a couple of California shows. There's no word yet if they'll hit the road behind the album.
KINGS OF LEON: Too Drunk to Sequenece
Kings of Leon would have their new album done -- if it weren't for some meddling wine.
Bassist Jared Followill tweeted, "Wine isn't for everyone, but it is definitely for me... Just tried for a sequence to the new album. Very exciting stuff. I can't quite nail it down due to the being too drunk."
The quartet are expected to release the album this summer.
SMASHING PUMPKINS: U.S. Tour Announced
The Smashing Pumpkins will be back out on the road this spring. Billy Corgan and company will start their U.S. tour on April 29th in Melbourne, Florida and hit nine cities before wrapping things up in Columbus, Ohio at Rock on the Range on May 18th.
JOURNEY: The Perfect Storm Cancelation
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, the documentary about Journey's Filipino singer, Arnel Pineda, opens in select theaters today (Friday) and hits On Demand tomorrow (Saturday), but we've gotten word that they've had to postpone their show in the Philippines on March 21st due to a unique scheduling conflict.
Pineda says, "Due to the extreme importance of the Easter holiday in my home country, as well as the deserved widespread media attention on the upcoming election in Manila, the ticket sales for Journey's upcoming show have understandably been somewhat slow. We have decided it is best for everyone to postpone the Manila concert until the next time Journey tours in Asia. We are very sorry that we won't be able to see our fans this year, but we will see you again soon. You know we all love to play in Manila!"
Journey hits Tokyo on Monday.
BON JOVI: Cleveland Rocks
Bon Jovi will pull into Cleveland this Saturday night for a show at the Quicken Loans Arena, and everyone is invited. The entire concert will be streamed on the band's website starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Bon Jovi's new album, What About Now, comes out Tuesday.
ERIC CLAPTON: A Deluxe Sock
Eric Clapton's new album, Old Sock, will be available in a deluxe version.
Limited to just a thousand copies, the package contains a custom linen-covered book with copper foil-stamped lettering that holds both the CD and bound booklet with photos and lyrics. It also comes with a USB card with hi-resolution WAVE files of all songs, a digital booklet and a bonus track, "No Sympathy." And the price is a reasonable $45.
Old Sock will be out Tuesday, and Clapton starts his tour two days later, Thursday, in Phoenix.
Headlines for Friday, March 8, 2013
SLASH: Becomes An Angry BirdSlash appears in the latest update of Angry Birds Space. The guitarist's "bird" comes with his usual top hat and mound of curly black hair along with a guitar. Slash isn’t the first rocker to land in the Angry Birds universe, as Green Day-inspired characters appeared in Angry Birds Friends last year.
QUEEN: Will Rock North America in the Fall
The Queen musical We Will Rock You is coming to North America in the fall. Now in its 11th year in London, the touring version will get under way in October in Baltimore at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. This is the second time it will come to America, having been staged in Las Vegas in 2004 and 2005. Outside of the U.K., We Will Rock You has hit 17 countries, playing to an audience of 15 million people. The complete North American tour will be announced in the coming months.
CARS: A Book Is Just What Ocasek NeededCars frontman Ric Ocasek visited L.A's Amoeba Records on Wednesday to play a few songs and sit for an interview about his recently released book, Lyrics and Prose. As the title suggests, the book collects the lyrics he wrote for The Cars and adds some stories, as well as poetry, he penned during the band's early years. Asked about his current musical endeavors, Ocasek merely said he's "working on songs to put on a record."
He also performed three Cars songs acoustically -- "Moving in Stereo," "I'm Not the One" and "My Best Friend's Girl."
JOURNEY: Documentary Bows Friday
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, a documentary about Journey and their current Philippine-born singer, opens in select theaters Friday and airs on On Demand on Saturday.
The film centers on how Arnel Pineda came to join the group, his first U.S. tour with them and a triumphant homecoming concert for him in The Philippines. Its director, Ramona. S. Diaz, is a documentary filmmaker whose credits include a film about former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, but no prior music films. She tells us she wasn't even sure she wanted to make the movie until she actually met Pineda and realized, "Oh my goodness, he’s great, he’s open and he’s accessible."
Although the film starts with the story of the run-up to Pineda's audition with the band, Diaz says it almost didn't happen that way. The initial idea was for her to shoot the U.S. tour. Halfway through it, Pineda happened to mention that he'd actually filmed his audition. The well-shot footage became a major element of the movie, which also includes plenty of live concert footage and the band members' thoughts on Journey's history and the lives of touring musicians in general.
FOO FIGHTERS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, NIN: Watch Them JamA cool outtake from Dave Grohl's Sound City has hit the Web.
The Rolling Stone website has the full-length clip of Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Nine Inch Nails recording the basic track for their collaboration "Mantra." The Sound City film only shows the trio working on the song before they record it. "Mantra" is on the film's soundtrack, which is due out Tuesday.
GUNS N' ROSES: Not Punctual? No!Guns n' Roses frontman Axl Rose says he's gotten better at showing up on time.
In an interview with Adelaide Now, Rose says that many times when he’s agreed to tours, there were unrealistic expectations from former agents and managers that caused many problems. But finally he's come clean and admits, "All of that said, I'm not a punctual type of person, never have been. I apologize to anyone I've inconvenienced or put out in any way... It's not out of lack of respect for anyone or intentional... I can say I haven't been late because I was watching a sporting event or something equally as ridiculous. The reasons have all been in one way or another show-related or having to do with those involved with the show in some fashion. It’s just my reality, and I try and work on it. It’s been getting better with our tours, especially over the last three years."
Headlines for Thursday, March 7, 2013
ALICE IN CHAINS: Memorial for Late BassistA memorial concert for late Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr will be held Thursday night in Seattle. The event was organized by Starr's sister Melinda and it features six bands -- including the AIC tribute band Grind -- as well as displays of Starr's never-before-seen pictures and memorabilia.
Starr died of a prescription drug overdose in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 8th, 2011.