Saturday, April 1, 2023

Cannibal Corpse collaboration with Richard Marx to finally see the light of day in June

And here we thought that the collaboration between Ed Sheeran and Cradle Of Filth was the weirdest, ungodliest musical pairing ever to hit our eardrums...

Death Metal veterans Cannibal Corpse have shared a thirty-second snippet of the song they wrote and recorded with 80's superstar songwriter and follicular deity Richard Marx. The whole thing started as a joke last year when Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster was asked by a Metal fanzine who he would like to form a side project with and he drunkenly replied: "that dude who sang that song about being right here waiting for you". As it turns out, Richard Marx' son Lucas is a big fan of the band, and the rest is history!

Metallica announces new covers EP "Garage Days Re-Re-Revisited"

The mighty Metallica has announced today the imminent release of a new 6-song covers EP titled "Garage Days Re-Re-Revisited" which is intended as a companion to their upcoming LP 72 Seasons and will focus on the Heavy Metal juggernaut's soft rock and glam rock roots. You can see the track list below.

Garage Days Re-Re-Revisited will be available exclusively at Starbucks on May 14th, one month exactly after the release of their new album 72 Seasons. You can hear the first excerpt from the EP below.

Slash leaves Guns N' Roses... tour to go ahead with mystery replacement. *UPDATED WITH NAME OF REPLACEMENT AND COMMENTS FROM BOTH PARTIES*

Well that escalated quickly. One week after Axl Rose called his bandmate a liar during an interview, in reference to Slash's recounting of some events in his 2008 autobiography, the iconic guitarist has once again left the legendary L.A. rockers. When Axl reunited with Slash and Duff in 2016, we speculated that the arrangement would implode within weeks and we were glad to be proven wrong for so long. Unfortunately, it seems that some things were too good to be true...

The Smiths reunite for world tour (and maybe new music, too!)

In the unlikeliest twist in rock music, the reunion we thought would never happen was just announced at a surprise press conference last night when Morrissey and Johnny Marr appeared together for the first time in decades to announce a new tour by legendary band The Smiths. LiveNation who was responsible for negotiating previous successful reunion tours by Guns N' Roses and the Black Crowes, will be producing the 35-city tour in 2024 and 2025. The pair also haven't ruled out releasing new music, which they say they've already been working on and could take the form of an EP or several singles. Unfortunately, Morrissey and Marr are the only ones returning to the fold as Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce will be replaced by Andy Bell (Ride, Oasis) and Alan "Reni" Wren (Stone Roses) on bass and drums respectively.

Friday, March 31, 2023

Listen to the live version of Shine A Light On Me Brother by Robert Jon & The Wreck

Robert Jon & The Wreck have just released the first excerpt from their upcoming live album Live At The Ancienne Belgique which is due out next month. It is a live version of Shine A Light On Me Brother from their 2021 album of the same name. It may not have the funky horn section of the studio version, but it rocks even harder.

Check it out in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Slash, Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Warren Haynes and Paul Rodgers to lead Gary Rossington tribute at CMT awards

The Country Music Television annual award show will air on Sunday at 8 PM Easter Time (midnight in Greenwich Mean Time) and will feature a tribute to Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who passed away earlier this month.    

Obituary Live Stream

Floridan Death Metal legends Obituary have announced two live stream shows for April 22nd and April 23rd. The first show is titled "The Hillbilly Bash: Beer Drinkin' - Hell Raisin'; Performing The Fan Favorite Songs" and will feature asleep of classics and fan favorites while the second show will see the band perform their latest album Dying Of Everything.
Tickets and details in the Facebook post embedded below.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Epic line-up confirmed for Power Trip Festival

Turns out the rumors were true... AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Tool are all confirmed for what promises to be an absolutely epic week-end in October in Indio, CA. You can check out the official video below.

Pre-order your digital copy of Geezer Butler's autobiography Into The Void

Geezer Butler, legendary bassist and lyricist of arguably the first true Heavy Metal band Black Sabbath, will be releasing his autobiography Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath And Beyond on June 8th. You can pre-order the book on Apple Books at the links below.

Check out Ignore The Disarray by Fixation below

Norwegian band Fixation have just released the 4th excerpt from their upcoming album More Subtle Than Death due out September 8. You can check out the music video below.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Listen to Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's new song Middle Of The Morning here


At the risk of coming off as hyperbolic, I will say that Jason Isbell is one of the greatest American songwriters ever. He's up there with Bob Dylan, Janis Ian, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Gene Clark, or Burt Bacharach. So whenever he releases a song should be treated as an event. Today, one month after Death Wish, we get another preview from his upcoming album Weathervanes, due out on June 9th.

Listen to Middle Of The Morning in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Listen to MonoNeon 's new album here

Sorry for being late to the party: the zany bassist's new album has already been out for two weeks. In our defense, it's hard to keep up with MonoNeon's output: the man is incredibly productive. This album is more of that bass-heavy Funk he's been releasing lately but also marks a return to the microtonal experimentations that got made him a YouTube sensation years ago. 

Check out Jelly Belly Dirty Somebody in the embedded Apple Music player below.

Listen to Bettye Lavette's new song Plan B here

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Soul diva Bettye Lavette has unveiled her new song Plan B, taken from her upcoming album simply titled Lavette and which features collaborations with Steve Winwiid, Ray Parker, Jr., John Mayer and Jon Batiste.

You can check out the song in the embedded Apple Music player below.

AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne rumored for Power Trip Festival

In 2016, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Roger Waters all took part in the  Desert Trip festival in Indio, California, the site of the Coachella festival, which prompted commenters to nickname it Oldchella.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Listen to the new EP by Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown here


Dirty Work is the new EP by Blues-Rock sensation Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown, following the success of their last album Shake The Roots. It contains six powerful new songs full of killer grooves and incendiary guitar. You can stream it in the embedded Apple Music player below.