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Filter has signed a new recording deal with Wind-Up Records, home of bands like Creed and Evanescence. The Cleveland-based act's sixth studio album, tentatively titled Gurney And The Burning Books, is slated to arrive in May with a single going to radio in March. The Richard Patrick-led band, whose hits include "Hey Man, Nice Shot," "Welcome To The Fold" and "Take A Picture," last released an album in 2010 called The Trouble With Angels. (Loudwire)  Read more at Blabbermouth and Noisecreep

  • Offspring frontman Dexter Holland and Dead Sara singer Emily Armstrong have posted a video online that shows them performing the Offspring song "Gone Away" together at an October 2012 show in Los Angeles and also recording a new studio version of the track. Holland said, "When we started building our own set list, I realized the stripped-down version of 'Gone Away,' which we've been doing for a few years, would fit Emily's voice really well. It turned out to be a special moment in the show each night." The Offspring is headed to Australia next month, while Dead Sara will open for Muse on their upcoming North American trek. (Rolling Stone)  Read more at Loudwire

  • The Joy Formidable is now streaming its entire new album, titled Wolf's Law, at The band's sophomore outing was recorded in the small town of Casco, Maine and is due out next Tuesday (January 22nd). The first single is called "This Ladder Is Ours." Wolf's Law will follow up the trio's full-length 2011 debut, The Big Roar, which featured the Top 15 Modern Rock hit, "Whirring." (Rolling Stone)

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  • Adele admits that writing "Skyfall" was easier than writing her own songs -- however, the song almost didn't happen because of her pregnancy.  She said, "Normally, I write about my misery, and this time, I wrote about someone's script. Pierce Brosnan was my first Bond. But Daniel Craig is my Bond forever. I had a huge weird strange bizarre year with my album 21 that just shot me to beyond fame, it was ridiculous and I was pregnant! I had my child about two weeks before the film came out. So it was bad timing!"


  • John Mayer has resumed performing 10 months after he was forced to take a break to treat a granuloma on his vocal cords. Mayer performed at a benefit in Bozeman, Montana where he'd taken up residence recently. Mayer organized the concert to assist firefighters who battled the devastating Pine Creek Wildfire last summer.  Read more at Rolling Stone  Check out the perfo


  • Blabbermouth reports STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga recently spoke to The Morning Call about his 2011 stroke and his recovery, which lasted nearly a year.  "It was pretty scary," he said. "I couldn't walk, I couldn't really move my left side really well. It was horrible. I basically was not playing or doing anything music [related] for a good seven, eight months. And then I got better, I got off the meds, and got the confidence again to play drums and got behind the kit and then started recording [the] new [STONE SOUR] album … Almost two years later, I'm pretty much back to normal, and it's a miracle, man, I gotta say. I thank God and the universe and lucky stars I'm still here today. I'm just glad that's over with and I'm able to still walk and play drums and still be here with my family."  Mayorga praised his bandmates, who canceled the rest of their tour and waited for him to get better.  "That's incredible," he said. "I mean, that's a lot to be said for them. Those guys are truly my brothers, for them to do something like that. … Most bands would have gotten somebody else to play drums. But they didn't."  Roy also spoke about the departure of STONE SOUR bassist Shawn Economaki, who left the band just a month before Mayorga's stroke. "That was pretty sudden — he basically wanted just to settle and just do his thing and not tour as much," Mayorga said. "He wanted to do more sound engineering and more studio work. I think, actually, he's working on building a recording studio in Des Moines right now."  Read more at Loudwire


  • Blabbermouth reports Swedish music journalist Carl Linnaeus is working on a biography of legendary rockers KISS for release in Sweden in May by Bokfabriken. Entitled "KISS - Den Osminkade Sanningen" ("KISS - The Naked Truth"), the book is described in a press release as "a tribute as well as a critical account of 40 years of rock history, through the ups and down. New, never-before-heard stories and information will be revealed."  Carl has followed KISS for many years while writing cover-feature stories for Sweden Rock Magazine. In addition to having personally met the KISS bandmembers, Carl's story is based on many long interviews with people close to the group. Managers, producers, ex-wives, roadies, past members and session musicians, alongside Carl's vast knowledge about the group and its history makes this an exciting and interesting read for any fan of rock 'n' roll and the American dream.

    Interviews conducted exclusively for this book:

    * Stephen Coronel - WICKED LESTER guitarist
    * Lew Linet - Early manager
    * Lydia Criss - Peter Criss' ex-wife
    * Eddie Kramer - Legendary producer
    * Bruce Kulick - Guitarist
    * Kenny Kerner - Record producer
    * JR Smalling - Early tour manager
    * Mick Campise - Early production manager
    * Chris Lendt - Vice President for the business manager
    * Anton Fig - Session drummer
    * Neil Jason - Session bass player
    * Dennis Woloch - Art director
    * Danny Goldberg - Creative Consultant
    * Andreas Carlsson - Songwriter/Entrepreneur
    * Anders Tengner - Music journalist and Kiss connoiseur
    * Jean Beauvoir - Songwriter

    The author has also conducted interviews with:

    * Bill Aucoin - Manager 1973-1982
    * Paul Stanley - Guitarist and singer
    * Gene Simmons - Bassist and singer
    * Ace Frehley - Original solo guitarist
    * Eric Singer - Drummer
    * Tommy !ayer - Guitarist
    * Ken Kelly - Cover artist and painter
    * Bob Kulick - Session guitarist
    * Victor Stabin - Cover artist and painter
    * Loretta Caravello - Drummer Eric Carr's sister
    * Gary Corbett - Keyboardist
    * Carrie Stevens - Girlfriend of Eric Carr


  • Blabbermouth reports California rockers TRAPT have announced the addition of ATREYU guitarist Travis Miguel to the group's ranks. Miguel will join the band on the road this week as TRAPT kick off their U.S. tour in support of their new album, "Reborn", which hits stores on Tuesday, January 22 via Epochal Artist Records/Capital Music Group. The CD will be released in a standard version as well as a deluxe edition which will feature five acoustic songs from "Reborn" as well as the never-before-released fan favorite "Avelyn".  "This record is really a new sound for TRAPT," states TRAPT vocalist/songwriter Chris Taylor Brown. "With 'Reborn', we really wanted to use new sounds and textures as well as experiment with other techniques we have learned over the years or have heard in our influences. Lyrically, this album is as deep and thoughtful as any album that TRAPT has done in the past."  "Reborn" was produced by Brown and engineered by Matt Thorne, known for his work with THE EELS, THE DONNAS and BONNIE MCKEE. From the opening note of the first single "Bring It" to the album closer "You're No Angel", it is clear TRAPT is back to pick up where previous hits such as "Headstrong", "Echo" and "Who's Going Home With You Tonight?" left off.  TRAPT kicked off its U.S. tour last night (Thursday, January 17) in Seattle, Washington, with dates running throughout February.

    "Reborn" track listing:

    01. Bring It
    02. Love Hate Relationship
    03. Experience
    04. Eye Of The Storm
    05. Livewire
    06. Going Under
    07. Too Close
    08. Strength In Numbers
    09. Get Out Of Your Own Way
    10. When It Rains
    11. You're No Angel


  • Blabbermouth reports  ALICE COOPER drummer Glen Sobel has tracked drums at a Los Angeles studio for his Cooper bandmate Orianthi's new single, entitled "Frozen". A short video of the session can be viewed below. Her new record, produced by Dave Stewart of EURYTHMICS fame, is due on Febuary 26. This marks the second full-length release from Orianthi and is the follow-up to her five-song EP, "Fire", released last year. The Australian guitarist scored a top 20 single with "According To You", off her Geffen Records 2010 debut entitled "Believe".  In other news, Glen Sobel will participate in the Bonzo NAMM jam Thursday, January 24 at the Observatory Theater in Anaheim, California along with 30 other drum luminaries. That same night Sobel will also make an appearance at the Evans / D'Addario NAMM party held at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim where he will be playing alongside Joey Belladonna (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), and Chris Wyse (THE CULT). Other guest drummers that night include Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Brann Dailor (MASTODON), among others.


  • Blabbermouth reports Frontiers Records will release a special gatefold double-vinyl edition of iconic rock group JOURNEY's latest studio album, "Eclipse"; the vinyl album will be available for purchase at all physical and online outlets in North America beginning January 22.  Produced by acclaimed producer and longtime JOURNEY collaborator Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, RUSH, AEROSMITH), "Eclipse" is JOURNEY's 14th studio album and was originally released in the United States on May 24, 2011 exclusively at Walmart. "Eclipse", the second JOURNEY album with lead singer Arnel Pineda, debuted at No. 13 on The Billboard 200 Album chart and includes the tracks "City Of Hope" and "Resonate"; both songs were Top 10 radio hits at classic rock radio, with "City Of Hope" reaching No. 4 and "Resonate" climbing to No. 8. USA Today declared "JOURNEY fans... will love 'Eclipse'," while Classic Rock Revisited wrote "JOURNEY delivers a bombastic guitar-oriented is the most adventurous, creative and powerful album they have made..."  JOURNEY just wrapped a highly successful five-month North American tour and is gearing up for its first-ever tour of Australia, followed by a return to Southeast Asia and Europe.  Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, JOURNEY has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums. The band's "Greatest Hits" album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing JOURNEY into the elite club of diamond-certified album holders. JOURNEY was awarded the prestigious "Legend Of Live Award" at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards in honor of the band's significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live. The 2011 "Eclipse" world tour was one of the band's most successful tours ever, drawing nearly a million fans and ranked in the Top 15 Tours of the year. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band's seminal anthem "Don't Stop Believin'", which was honored as the top-selling digital classic rock song in history by Nielsen SoundScan. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2005.

    "Eclipse" vinyl track listing:

    LP1 - Side One

    01. City Of Hope
    02. Edge Of The Moment
    03. Chain Of Love

    LP1 - Side Two

    01. Tantra
    02. Anything Is Possible
    03. Resonate

    LP2 - Side One

    01. She's A Mystery
    02. Human Feel
    03. Ritual

    LP2 - Side Two

    01. To Whom It May Concern
    02. Someone
    03. Venus


  • Loudwire reports Testament vocalist Chuck Billy reveals "Dream" to finally share the stage with Metallica


  • Loudwire posts the top 20 rock songs from Jan 13-19










  • reports Morrissey says there will not be a reunion of the band at this year’s Coachella Festival.


  • reports The Avett Brothers lead an eclectic lineup of acts at the 2013 Kanrocksas Festival.


  • Classic Rock reports King Crimson mainman Robert Fripp says I didn’t leak Bowie album


  • Classic Rock posts debut single from Sweden’s Diamond Dawn "Overdrive"


  • Classic Rock reports terminal cancer sufferer Wilko Johnson announces farewell tour to play four shows in March.  Read more at NME


  • Noisecreep posts a full EP stream of "Species at War" by Rotton Sound




  • NME reports Paul McCartney records song for Linda McCartney food range


  • NME reports church where Arcade Fire recorded "Neon Bible" and "The Suburbs" listed for sale.  Read more at Spinner and Rolling Stone


  • Blabbermouth posts video of Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro talks about his new PETA campaign


  • Blabbermouth posts video of Bullet For My Valentine laying down "Temper Temper" guitar solos.  Read more at Loudwire




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