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ROCK QUICK HITS 9/29/13

9/29/2013

  • Blabermouth reports according to The Wrap, METALLICA's new movie, "Metallica  Through The Never", opened this weekend to an estimated $1.67 million — the  best opening for a concert film ever at IMAX theaters. The movie, which debuted  on 308 3D IMAX screens, earned an estimated $780,000 on its first day. That gave  the film a per-location average of $5,482. A blend of concert movie and  fictional narrative, it will expand to 650 theaters next weekend.  Financed by the METALLICA members themselves at a budget of $18  million, "Metallica Through The Never" is the first new release via  Picturehouse, the full-service independent film marketing and  distribution company started in 2005, which reopened its doors with founder  Bob Berney at the helm. The film, written and directed by Nimród  Antal ("Kontroll", "Predators"), stars members of the iconic  rock band and Dane DeHaan ("Chronicle", "The Amazing Spider-Man  2"). DeHaan plays a young band crew member who is sent out on an  urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a  sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside  down.  "The hardest thing in Hollywood is trying to sell an idea that has no point  of reference," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told the Los  Angeles Times. "If you can't sit there and go, 'It's like 'The Bourne  Identity' meets 'Private Ryan' meets 'Star Trek', they just  look at you like, 'What are you talking about?'"  Berney told The Wall Street Journal that "Through The  Never" doesn't need to draw the uninitiated to theaters for the film to  succeed. The band's fans — hardcore or casual — are enough. "Maybe we can wake  up the ones who haven't thought about them for a while, like the guy in the  cubicle with the METALLICA shirt on under his suit," he said.  "We decided we needed to make this unique," METALLICA guitarist  Kirk Hammett told QMI Agency about the "Through The Never" movie. "So we came up with the concept of having a running narrative in the  movie that weaves in and out of the concert footage. We liked that idea enough  to tell our managers, 'This is the type of movie we want to make.'"  "I think that METALLICA fans that are really into action films and  movies with a lot of energy are going to be blown away," Ulrich told  Revolver magazine. "This is a very unique film. I don’t know what people  are going to think of it. I like it. But obviously I’m biased."  The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics  performed live in the movie, was released on September 24. The two-disc CD came  out on METALLICA's own label, Blackened Recordings, also in  digital and vinyl formats.  The concert sequences for the movie were shot in August 2012 at two shows in  Vancouver, Canada and feature a stage containing elements of many of  METALLICA's previous live productions from the past 30 years.  Blabbermouth posts video of Metallicaon "CBS' Sunday Morning"

 

  • Blabbermouth reports on September 26, Chad Tyson of the 98.7 The Gater radio station  in West Palm Beach, Florida conducted an interview with legendary rocker  Alice Cooper. You can now listen to the chat below.  Cooper has just completed work on a covers album featuring songs that  were originally written and recorded by THE DOORS, Jimi HendrixJohn Lennon and THE WHO, members of the so-called "Hollywood  vampires" of the early and mid-'70s. A spring 2014 release is expected.  "We're really happy, all of us, everyone involved in the covers because it's  pretty much what we wanted to do," Cooper told RollingStone.com earlier in the year. "We specified a certain time period and said, 'Let's stay  within that. Let's not move it around too much.' We don't want to be doing cover  songs from the 80s and 90s when the Hollywood vampires kind of thing was more  '73, '74, '75."  Back in March, Cooper said about the upcoming CD: "We do a thing in  our show, which is a tribute to Hollywood Vampires, my drinking club. And it was  Keith Moon, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz — a very eclectic bunch of drunks. Half of them are dead, so we do four songs in  the show in tribute to them. We do 'Break On Through''Revolution', 'My Generation' and Jimi Hendrix's 'Foxey  Lady'. I just kind of said, 'We've never done a covers album, let's think  about that.'"  Asked what some of the wish-list songs are, Cooper said: "I would keep  it right to about '73, '74. I don't want to just go anywhere. I want to keep it  right in that sort of drunk era, so it's specific. I would say 'Break On  Through', that's a really good rock track there. The other ones, think of it  — Harry Nilsson, there's a lot of good stuff there that could be rocked  out. I think of songs as being clay. Take a song like 'Jump Into the  Fire'and take that to a harder level, and that'll work."

 

  • Blabbermouth reports MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee tweeted the following last night:  "Hey @BLABBERMOUTHNET Whats if feel like to be the worst site ever? Yeah its  me again and ya'll still suck ass!!" He added: "Oh yeah and bring on the  haters....i mean admirers!!!"  Back in February 2012, Lee was similarly enthused about  BLABBERMOUTH.NET, writing on his Twitter account: "@BLABBERMOUTHNET has got to  be THE WORST music site ever! maybe its not the site but the assholes that post  there!"  In January 2011, Lee posted a message on Twitter congratulating  BLINK-182 drummer and hip-hop producer Travis Barker on the  release of his album, "Give The Drummer Some", and slamming  BLABBERMOUTH.NET "haters" who made comments that were critical of the  CD's musical content and cover artwork. Lee wrote, "Travis!  Congrats on the new CD and [by the way]... FUCK all the haters at  Blabbermouth.com [sic]. They can suck it! They did the same shit to  me!"  MÖTLEY CRÜE kicked off its second residency at The Joint at Hard Rock  Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on September 18. The fall shows, dubbed  "Evening In Hell", are an all-new production designed exclusively for The  Joint in partnership with AEG Live"A Public Disservice Announcement", the latest album from Lee's  METHODS OF MAYHEM project, sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its  first week of release to debut at position No. 153 on The Billboard 200 chart.  The CD was released in September 2010 via Loud & Proud Records, a  Roadrunner Recordsimprint focusing on established artists.

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  • Blabbermouth reports one of the year's most unexpected doom metal albums is also now one of 2013's  most anticipated, as the debut LP from Pacific Northwestern trio LUMBAR is being prepared for arrival.  While this brutalizing slow-motion trio  boasts what some are referring to as "supergroup" status — containing members  Aaron Edge (HIMSA, IAMTHETHORN, ROARETH, BROTHERS  OF THE SONIC CLOTH), Mike Scheidt (YOB) and Tad Doyle (TAD, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH) — LUMBAR was formed by  these longtime friends for much more than simply creating riffs. The brainchild  of Aaron Edge, LUMBAR came together earlier this year when the  well-known guitarist/drummer/graphic designer was unexpectedly diagnosed with  multiple sclerosis. What would be his final musical endeavor before waves of  rapidly-spreading pain engulfed him and extended hospital stays became more than  frequent, is now his most imperative.  On LUMBAR's debut album,  "The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome", Edge is joined by Mike  Scheidt and Tad Doyle, the latter of whom also shares rank in  BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH with Aaron, who helped bring this  intense and important project to fruition. The musical result is as diverse and  destructive as one may expect from such a lineup, with the varied influence from  this trio of musicians coalescing into seven organic and tonally oppressive  movements. Ethereal ghostly passages and spacious expanses of minimalistic  disharmony cone to an end in sonic obliteration through mesmerizing and  pulverizing, as an array of distinct vocal mantras echo from the heart of it  all.  Southern Lord will release "The First And Last Days Of  Unwelcome" on LP and digital formats on November 26, followed by a CD  version direct from the band and a cassette version via Holy Mountain,  with all of the band's proceeds going to aid Edge's medical expenses and  treatments.  The cover art for "The First And Last Days Of  Unwelcome" was created by Daniel P. Carter (HEXESKROKODIL, BLOODHOUND GANG).

    "The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome" track listing:

    01. Day One 02. Day Two 03. Day Three 04.  Day Four 05. Day Five 06. Day Six 07. Day  Seven

 

 

 

 

 

  • Classic Rock reports vew first official video for "Love Strays" from forthcoming album from Stone Diamond We Stole The Stars From The Black Night

 

  • Rolling Stone reports Taylor Hawkins' Chevy Metal plays intimate autism benefit in L.A.

 

  • Blabbermouth posts Amanthe singer's Nightwish audition tape

 

 

  • Blabbermouth posts new music videos from Palms - "Future Warrior"

 


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