Posted: 28 April, 2015

'Refused' Refuse To Remain Silent

Refused refuse to remain silent after 17 years with new album release

(Photo from consequenceofsound.net)

Head-banging legends Refused are back after 17 years of neck resting.

The 90’s hardcore hero’s forth studio album Freedom will be released this coming June. But the boys have already released the first raging single ‘Elektra’ for y’all to break some back to.

And the boys reckon this is all just the beginning.

“It’s not a reunion anymore,” said frontman Dennis Lyxzén in a statement. “This is one of the most radical things we’ve ever done, both musically and lyrically.”

It seems that ending on a high note wasn’t satisfactory for the band, with 1998’s The Shape Of Punk’s critical acclaim just spurring them on to aim for more.

“Nobody wanted us to fuck with the image of the band who makes a great album and splits up. Nobody wanted us to dilute it,” said drummer David Sandström. “That actually provoked us.”

The boys worked with producer Shellback on the new release - whose repertoire includes collaborations with Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Lilly Allen, and Taylor Swift – and co-wrote both ‘Elektra’ and ‘366’ with him.

But Shellback’s background in pop doesn’t seem to squash the balls out of this bitty, more so adding a polish to the gritty, guitar-driven hard-rock Refused are so well known for.

The track burns hard with awesomely maddening polyrhythms, a disjointed instrumental explosiveness, and a depth to the overall sound production that really shows how 17 years of quiet maturing can just put the icing on the cake.

Get excited. Catch the clip below. 

New Refused Single - "Elektra"

 

Freedom Tracklist

1. Elektra
2. Old Friends / New War
3. Dawkins Christ
4. Françafrique
5. Thought Is Blood
6. War On The Palaces
7. Destroy The Man
8. 366
9. Servants Of Death
10. Useless Europeans

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Posted: 24 April, 2015

A 'Tidal' Wave Of Fail

The epic failure of Jay Z's music streaming site Tidal

(Photo from forbes.com)

By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about Jay-Z’s new music streaming service Tidal. I mean, it’s not like Jay-Z and his army of famous-musician-illuminati-homies haven’t been doing everything in their power to shove the app in our faces 24/7 or anything.

In case you missed it:

But more accurately:

 

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Posted: 24 April, 2015

Cold Chisel Are Back!

Barnesy talks exclusively with Triple M about new Chisel album

(Cold Chisel play Brisbane 2011 - photo by Triple M)

Jimmy Barnes joined Triple M Brisbane’s Grill Team and hit us all with some exclusive news from camp Cold Chisel:

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Posted: 23 April, 2015

Brutal Dave Grohl Supergroup

Dave Grohl heads up 'Teenage Time Killers' - one of the most brutal supergroups of all time

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If you like your music vicious, you’ll love the new supergroup involving some of rock and metal’s biggest names.  

Teenage Time Killers may just be the supergroup to finally blow your ears off. With members including Dave Grohl and Pat Smear from the Foo’s, Nick Oliveri and Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio/Blink-182, Jello Biafra from The Dead Kennedys, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Randy Blythe from Lamb of God, most members of Corrosion of Conformity and just so many more, the upcoming LP offers up all the best brutal your black, black soul could hope for.

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Posted: 23 April, 2015

Cobain Covers The Beatles

New audio released from the Kurt Cobain archives

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So much unreleased goodness has been leaking out of the new Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck documentary. The latest being a raw as hell bootleg version of Kurt covering The Beatles’ track ‘And I Love Her’.

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Tags: Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Montage Of Heck

Posted: 23 April, 2015

1 Lost Phone = 250 Lost Metallica Riffs

With the loss of a phone comes the loss of some serious \m/etal

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The loss of one’s mobile phone has become an all to familiar pain in all of our 2015 existence.  The usual loss of selfies, contacts and nudes are brutal and lingering.

But when it means you’ve lost 250 potential riffs for your upcoming Metallica album, the world of hurt gets mortal.

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Tags: Kirk Hammett, Metallica

Posted: 23 April, 2015

Splendour Sold Out!

Splendour In The Grass has SOLD OUT for 2015

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In what is always a down and out, balls to the wall, cut throat, s*** fight for festival tickets year after year, 2015’s Splendour In The Grass has sold out an hour and a half after ticket sales were released at 9am this morning.

(Photo from Twitter)

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Posted: 23 April, 2015

U2 vs. Tool

Fans buy U2 'Songs of Innocence' vinyl, get Tool 'Opiates' EP

(Photo from Twitter)

Y’all remember that little U2 infiltration into your iTunes playlist a little while back?

You know, the one that made you feel physically violated when you opened up your account to find their entire album ‘Songs of Innocence’ forcing itself upon you like some kind of overly amorous drunk clinging to the bar at closing time.

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Tags: U2, Songs Of Innocence, Tool, Record Store Day 2015

Posted: 22 April, 2015

Listen: New Tom DeLonge LP

Some great new (and old) music from Blink-182 lead man DeLonge.

Tom DeLonge - New World (Audio Video)

We've been hearing some of the new tracks of Tom DeLonge's upcoming album of unreleased tracks from the vault and now we can listen to the whole thing on YouTube.

The album, To The Stars… Demos, Odds And Ends is full of unreleased and demo tunes that have been fixed up for release.

Along with the new tracks we also got a new video for "Circle-Jerk-Pit" which is a particularly Blink-esque punky, thrashy tune with a suitable video of skater kids sinking beers.

This is the first new music coming out of the Blink trio since all new news of their confusing in-fighting and scrapping any hopes of an upcoming reunion.

This album also heralds the first of Tom DeLonge's promised four albums over his various different projects for 2015... the man keeps busy.

The Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba is currently looking after his duties in Blink-182.

Tom DeLonge - Circle-Jerk-Pit (Official Video)

 

To The Stars Tracklist:

1. "New World"
2. "An Endless Summer"
3. "Suburban Kings"
4. "The Invisible Parade"
5. "Circle-Jerk-Pit"
6. "Landscapes"
7. "Animals"
8. "Golden Showers In The Golden State"

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Tags: Tom DeLonge, Blink-182

Posted: 21 April, 2015

New Alice Cooper Album

70s classics with Dave Grohl, Brian Johnson, Paul McCartney and more!

Alice Cooper performs at the Brighton Centre November 13, 2007 in Brighton, England. (Photo: Wire Image)

Well this sounds pretty cool, a brand new Alice Cooper album, that features an absolutely 'who's who' of rock royalty from Dave Grohl to Brian Johnson to Sir Paul McCartney and more.

The 'mostly covers' album of classic 70s tracks will see Cooper and his friends paying tribute to the 'Hollywood Vampires' crowd he ran with during that time, from Hendrix to The Who to The Doors and The Rolling Stones.

"The album's done. It's mixed, ready to go and I'm very, very happy with it... McCartney's on it. Zak (Starkey)'s on it. Dave Grohl is on it, (AC/DC frontman) Brian Johnson -- and in places where you wouldn't expect them to be, that's the cool thing," he told Billboard.

He also wrote an original song which will be on the album called "All My Dead Drunk Friends" that will feature Johnny Depp.

When he was explaining who qualifies as a 'Hollywood Vampire' Cooper explained that, "the performers have to be dead. Or mentally dead. Or should be dead."

He's also appearing on the upcoming Motley Crue 'Final Tour' which is being presented by Triple M, see all the details below.

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Triple M Presents... Mötley Crüe 'The Final Tour'

Get all your tour and ticket information for Motley Crue's Australian tour.


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Tags: Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl, Brian Johnson, 70s

Posted: 21 April, 2015

Phil Rudd Changes Plea To Guilty

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill and drugs charges.


(Rudd initially pleaded not-guilty during earlier court hearings: Getty Images)

Update

 Phil Rudd was remanded on bail for sentencing on June 26.

 His lawyer Craig Tuck said he would be applying for a discharge without conviction.

Judge Robert Woolff did not enter a conviction after Rudd's guilty pleas.



Earlier on Triple M

Rudd, 60, was due to stand trial on Tuesday at the Tauranga District Court in New Zealand but he changed his plea to guilty before the trial began.

Rudd was arrested in November and charged over an incident on September 26 in which, according to a police summary of facts, Rudd rang a man he knew and threatened to kill both him and his daughter.

He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

The drugs charges were laid after police executed a search warrant at Rudd's home on November 6.

Police say Rudd had 0.71g of methamphetamine and 130g of cannabis in his possession.

He was also charged with attempting to procure a murder when he appeared in court in November, but the charge was dropped the following day.

AC/DC in February announced it had replaced Rudd with former drummer Chris Slade ahead of its world Rock or Bust tour.

Rudd played on recording sessions for the album by the same name, but was unable to promote the album late last year while dealing with the charges.

 

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AC/DC Announce Aussie Tour

Acca Dacca are coming to Oz. Get all your official concert and ticket info here.

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Tags: Phil Rudd, AC/DC

Posted: 20 April, 2015

Fooies Perform On Record Store Day, Release 2 Unheard Tracks

Listen to some great unheard and unreleased tracks from Record Store Day.

Foo Fighters - Empty Handed (Songs from the Laundry Room EP 2015)

The musical goldmine that is Record Store Day has passed for another year and by all reports it was once again a massive success.

As the official ambassador of RSD, Dave Grohl was involved in a number of projects including a performance at a Ohio record store and the release of some previously unreleased and unheard Fooies music.

The Foo Fighters released the Songs From the Laundry Room 10" EP that included unheard versions of "Alone + Easy Target" and "Big Me" and the unreleased cover of Kim Wilde’s "Kids in America" and an original called "Empty Handed".

"Empty Handed" (above) is a particularly great little punky track reminiscent of the Fooies earlier work - you can also listen to the cover and a bit of their performance below.

Foo Fighters - Kids in America (2015)

 

Fooies Performance On RSD

 

Setlist:

"White Limo"
"Arlandria"
"Congregation"
"The Pretender"
"Learn to Fly"
"My Hero"
"Big Me"
"Alone + Easy Target"
"Kids in America"

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