The pairing of unabashed riff mongers Queens of the Stone Age and… And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead should make for a show that falls somewhere between rock and a harder place. The bands are scheduled to hit the road together beginning August 30 in Washington, D.C., according to an Interscope spokesperson. Thirteen shows have been confirmed thus far, ending with September 21 in Columbia, Missouri. Additional dates will be added to the itinerary that will take the trek into October. … Trail of Dead will support Josh Homme and the boys on all dates with… Read more »
While their new album remains months away, Queens of the Stone Age are preparing to hit the highway to test drive some new material, and they’re taking Dave Grohl along for the ride. A month after their performance at this weekend’s Coachella Festival, the Queens will use the roadwork that begins May 27 in Atlanta to rouse anticipation for their third album, Songs for the Deaf, due in mid-July. Dave Grohl, who has put off finishing the fourth Foo Fighters opus to tour with Queens, rounds out a lineup that also includes singer Josh Homme, bassist Nick Oliveri and guitarist… Read more »
Reunited rock band Rage Against The Machine will be one of the headliners at the third annualVegoose Music Festival, set for October 28-29 in Las Vegas, sources said. Vegoose producers declined to comment on specific artists booked for the show at Sam Boyd Stadium, but said an official lineup will be announced in mid-July. Rage ended a seven-year hiatus in April when it played the Coachella festival in southern California. Also on tap for the Los Angeles quartet are a July 28-29 run with the Rock the Bells tour at New York’s Randall’s Island, an August 24 date at Alpine… Read more »
This summer Seattle rockers Queensryche return with the release of Tribe, the band’s first studio album on Sanctuary Records. Tribe, which will be released on July 22, 2003, follows Queensryche’s Sanctuary debut, Live Evolution, a career-spanning live collection, released in 2001. Lead singer Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson and drummer Scott Rockenfeld have collaborated to produce quite possibly the band’s most ambitions and most insightful project to date. In addition, founding guitarist Chris DeGarmo guests on the album as well. Tate, looking at the themes of Tribe, says “This album isn’t about any one song to me.… Read more »
Chris Cornell and the remnants of Rage Against the Machine are ready to put the super back in their supergroup. Yes, their hyped off-again, on-again collaboration is back on, and to prove it, they’re releasing an album and planning a tour. After hooking up with much fanfare in early 2001, the group-then toying with the name Civilian-wrote 20 songs, hit the studio with Rick Rubin (who produced the last Rage album) and even signed on as an Ozzfest mainstager. But the project was seemingly scuttled when ex-Soundgarden singer Cornell walked last March. The Ragers-guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and… Read more »
Work on the Foo Fighters’ new album has been put to rest while frontman Dave Grohl plays drums for Queens of the Stone Age. “After four months, three studios and who knows how many foosball games, we decided to take a break from it,” Grohl wrote in a post on the Foo Fighters’ official Web site. “We thought it might be a good idea to sit back and chill out a little bit. I mean, I can’t wait to release this stuff, it’s really kick-ass, but I think we’re going to relax… [and] record some more.” The band had several… Read more »
Music festival season is just on the horizon and, while we wait for the gloomy weather to pass, we can revel in the flood of music news typical of this time of year. A majority of the music festival lineups are announced in January and the festival posters set the landscape for the year in live music, foreshadowing larger tours from bands, new album cycles, and even resurgences of genres and legacy bands that might be past their peak of popularity. Pop-punk is fresh off a massive re-emergence, showcased by the success of the When We Were Young Festival in… Read more »
— Today we talk about Paramore’s next single, upcoming music festivals, and Miley’s promo for “Flowers”. — It’s Like That with Paramore We’re starting to feel like we owe Paramore a limb after how much life they’ve been giving us. The band kept things simple by posting that they’re dropping their next single “C’est Comme Ca” on the 12th. (In case you were wondering, ‘c’est comme ça’ means “it’s like that” in French.) We’re just two days away from a new single and a month away from the entire album. If you want more good news, it was also announced… Read more »
This week Jeff also spoke with Jordan from Them Evils about Zakk Wylde taking them on tour, working with the late Kato Khandwala who produced “Rollin’ Stoned and Livin ‘ Free” and dates on rocks largest festivals!
Here’s a list of the artists we need to hear more of—and the single album they did put out is why.