Posted: 22 August, 2014

Foo Fighters Release Epic Trailer For Sonic Highways

The 'Sonic Highways' trailer features a raft of big interviews including Slash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even President Barack Obama

"This is a love letter to the history of American music." ~ Dave Grohl.

The Foo Fighters have released a full trailer for their upcoming HBO series, Sonic Highways which will air on Friday, October 17th in the US.

The three minute trailer outlines "the chronicling of a journey to unravel our musical identity" and shows several scenes from the show including shots of the band recording their new album. Eight different cities are featured, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and New York.

It features several interviews, Dan Auerbach, Rick Rubin, Steve Albini, Pharrell, Slash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even President Barack Obama all featured.

The band have also announced the long awaited eigth studio album of the same name will be released on November 10th. Though not a soundtrack album, "Sonic Highways" shares its title with the Dave Grohl-directed eight-episode HBO series. For the album and series, Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear wrote and recorded one song in each of the eight cities.

SonicHighways.foofighters.com is now accepting pre-orders for the "Sonic Highways" CD and 180-gram vinyl LP. The vinyl album comes in an assortment of nine different covers.

Sonichighways.foofighters.com will be the only place where fans can order the specific cover — or covers — of their choosing.

"Sonic Highways" clocks in at just over 44 minutes and is made up of the following tracks:

01. Something From Nothing
02. The Feast and The Famine
03. Congregation
04. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
05. Outside
06. In The Clear
07. Subterranean
08. I Am A River

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Posted: 21 August, 2014

Rollercoaster Of A Month For Dave Grohl

It’s both congratulations and condolences to the Foo Fighters frontman.


Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum (Getty Images)

Dave Grohl and his wife Jordyn Blum have become parents for the third time after giving birth to a baby girl.

Born on August 1, Ophelia joins sisters Violet, 8 and Harper, 5.

However, it’s been month of ups and downs for the Foo Fighters frontman.

Only days after Ophelia was born, Grohl’s father James passed away at the age of 75 after battling a long illness.

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Posted: 21 August, 2014

An Evening With Slash

Pop-up venue in 'The Workers Club' Fitzroy features a free Q&A with Slash

Slash playing Triple M's AC/DC pinball machine. (Photo: Triple M)

An exciting pop-up venue to launch in Melbourne between September 25 and October 12 will feature a free one-off hour long Q&A with Slash!

Rolling Stone's 'Live Lodge' will take over 'The Workers Club' in Fitzroy for what looks like an awesome couple of weeks.

Slash's new album World On Fire is due to be released on September 15th and he's just been announced in the Soundwave 2015 line-up.

In addition to Slash, other acts on the 1st artist announcement will be the Redcoats, Shihad, The Delta Riggs, Gang of Youths, Remi., Lanie Lane and many more.

  • Fri Sept 26 - Shihad, w/ Captives
  • Sat Sept 27 - Golden Era Records Night. Featuring: Funkoars, Briggs, Vents and K21
  • Sun Sept 28 - Redcoats w/ Jackson Firebird, The Cherry Dolls
  • Wed Oct 1 - An Evening With Slash (FREE EVENT!)
  • Thu Oct 2 - Harry Hookey and Friends (Kasey Chambers, Tom Busby & more) w/ Darren Middleton
  • Fri Oct 3 - Husky (+ DJ set) w/ Twin Beasts (FREE EVENT!)
  • Sat Oct 4 - Gang Of Youths w/ Harts
  • Tue Oct 7 - The Future Is Now, Presented By Sonos. Featuring: Remi, Tkay Maidza, L-Fresh The Lion, WZRDKID
  • Thu Oct 9 - Lanie Lane, w/ Spookyland (FREE EVENT!)
  • Fri Oct 10 - The Delta Riggs playing Dipz Zebazios in full. w/ The Pretty Littles and the Byzantines

While all of the events in the band room are ticketed, the front bar at the Workers Club will be open from 4pm every day.

All tickets (incl free events) on sale 9am Monday 25th August via Oztix.

Entry to the Live Lodge will be ticketed through Oztix, including free events.

Extra ticketing details and up-to-the-minute information, can also be found at rollingstoneaus.com/live-lodge


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Tags: Slash, Live Lodge

Posted: 20 August, 2014

Five Great SW Performances

Here are five of Triple M's favourite Soundwave performances!

Here are five of Triple M's favourite Soundwave performances!

Korn

Korn … those guys haven’t lost the intensity – this set proved that.

Korn - 23 Feb 2014 - Soundwave, Sydney Video: YouTube

Metallica

Metallica in 2013. F*** me, I felt so privileged to see the whole set from the greatest band in the world.

Metallica - 24 Feb 2013 - Soundwave, Sydney FULL SHOW Video: YouTube

Limp Bizkit

Their salute to Jessica was a big moment for the bad. You can tell it meant a lot to frontman Fred Durst to be able to meet her family again and perform to a welcoming Sydney crowd.

Limp Bizkit - 26 Feb 2012 - Soundwave, Olympic Park, Sydney Video: YouTube

Garbage

Another great set at 2013 SW. The set was tight! Such a good band.

Shirley Manson (Garbage) speech encouraging more rock chicks - Soundwave Brisbane 2013 Video: YouTube

The Offspring

Incubus were brilliant that year as well, but the Offspring had a killer set a that brilliant venue in Brisbane (Riverstage)

The Offspring HD - Self Esteem - Soundwave 2013 Video: YouTube

Faith No More

Faith No More: What can I say?? FNM rock!!

Faith No More - Digging The Grave - Live @ Soundwave Melbourne Video: YouTube

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Posted: 20 August, 2014

Fooies Horror Ice Bucket

Foo Fighters do their ice bucket challenge by recreating a scene from Carrie

The Foo Fighters have accepted their ice bucket challenge from Zac Brown Band with an impressive recreation of the blood bucket scene from the 1976 movie Carrie.

Dave Grohl then passed the challenge on to Stephen King (who wrote the book Carrie), John Travolta (who played Billy Nolan in the film) and Jack Black...he's not in the film but he could do with a bucket of ice.

Here's the video Zac Brown Band used to challenge the Foo Fighters:

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Tags: Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted: 19 August, 2014

Soundwave 2015 Line-Up

Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slash are all playing. See the full list below

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Faith No More frontman Mike Patton Photo: Getty Images

The line-up for Soundwave 2015 has been announced, and are you ready for this... Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slash and Marilyn Manson are all playing. What a freakin' phenomenal combo of bands. And that’s just for starters. (See the complete list below).

Soundwave Festival 2015 will be held over 2 days in each city – Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. All ‘DAY 1’ artists will play the first day in each city and all ‘DAY 2’ artist will play the second day in each city.

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Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil Photo: David Brendan Hall Photography / Soundgarden Facebook page

Triple M's Higgo went one-on-one with Soundgarden's Kim Thayil (guitarist and founding member) about this massive event.

"The benefits of playing festivals is that you get to play with a bunch of other bands," said Kim on Triple M.

"Faith No More are old friends of ours. The first mini-tour we did with them, which might have been in 1987 was with FNM and their original singer Chuck Mosely. And then we toured with FNM in Europe with Guns N' Roses."Listen to the audio below.

Kim Thayil on Triple M 

 

Soundwave Chief Chris O'Brien on Triple M 


Line-Up

DAY ONE

FAITH NO MORE / SOUNDGARDEN
INCUBUS / LAMB OF GOD / MINISTRY / ANTEMASQUE / GERARD WAY / MAYHEM / NEW FOUND GLORY / FEAR FACTORY / HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD / ATREYU / THE AQUABATS / AREA 7 / GODFLESH / CROWN THE EMPIRE / THE INTERRUPTERS / ICON FOR HIRE / EMILY'S ARMY / PATENT PENDING / FIREWORKS / THE BENNIES THE COLOR MORALE / MONUMENTS / NOTHING MORE / DEATHSTARS / NE OBLIVISCARIS / THE TREATMENT

DAY TWO

SLIPKNOT / SLASH
MARILYN MANSON / FALL OUT BOY / JUDAS PRIEST / GODSMACK / ALL TIME LOW / PAPA ROACH / OF MICE & MEN / ESCAPE THE FATE / APOCALYPTICA / LAGWAGON / TONIGHT ALIVE / CROSSFAITH / BUTCHER BABIES / CONFESSION / THE SWELLERS / CONDITIONS / COLDRAIN / KING 810 / DAYSHELL / THIS WILD LIFE

Tour Dates

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2015 - BONYTHON PARK, ADELAIDE

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2015 - FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE, MELBOURNE

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1 MARCH, 2015 - OLYMPIC PARK, SYDNEY

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1 MARCH, 2015 - BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BRISBANE

Tickets On Sale

Members pre-sale FRIDAY 22 AUGUST (Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Adelaide) 9am local.
General Public on sale FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 9am local.
2 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET $188.00 + BOOKING FEES.

Official Links

Soundwave Official Website
Soundwave Facebook page
Soundwave Twitter @soundwavefest

Social Media

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Tags: Soundwave Fesitval, Soundwave 2015, Faith No More, Slash, Soundgarden, Triple M Tours

Posted: 18 August, 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Working Everyday’ On New Album

Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer reveals the band have already written around 30-songs.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers have already written around 30 songs for their new album according to guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.

"The Chili Peppers are working everyday writing," Klinghoffer told music news website Noise11.

"We’ve written musically 30 songs now... We sort of did this last time, which was my first album. We piled a sh*tload of stuff on Anthony and he actually came through. He wrote lyrics to 50 songs in the end. We recorded 50 last time," he said.

"We released an extra 17 that didn’t go on the album. We are conscious to not do that again but we are already up to 28 or 30 songs".

There is also speculation that the band may not be using long-time 'super producer' Rick Rubin who has worked with them on every album since 1991.

"That is sort of up in the air still. Normally he becomes involved in the arranging process but he hasn’t yet been which is good for me. I like it the way we are doing it so far. There has not been an official producer named yet so in the absence of that you never know what could happen," Klinghoffer said.

Klinghoffer joined the band in 2009 replacing longtime member John Frusciante.

The new studio album will be the band’s 11th, and their first since the 2011's 'I’m With You'.

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Tags: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rick Rubin, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer, John Frusciante

Posted: 16 August, 2014

Fans Not Impressed With Gene

The Kiss rocker has tried to quell outrage over his depression and suicide comments with a statement that some fans feel is insincere.

Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has tried to quell outrage over his depression and suicide comments with a statement posted on his Facebook page.

However, Kiss fans have questioned the sincerity of the apology and the motivations behind it.

"I want to make this statement about my views on depression for the record and to clarify my prior remarks,” Simmons writes. “I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsight were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression."

"I sincerely apologise to those who were offended by my comments. I recognise that depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones. I deeply support and am empathetic to anyone suffering from any disease, especially depression,” he continues. The full statement is below.

 

Fans' reaction to his comments has been one of disgust and Gene's apology felt like pandering to many.

Simmons has also deleted his Twitter account in the wake of the controversey. The Social Network saw thousands of fans vent their anger at his comments and a #BanGene hastag was started.

Several radio stations in the US and Canada followed Triple M's move to remove Kiss songs from its playlists including Power97 FM in Winnipeg.

The Triple M Network has five metropolitan and 37 regional stations across Australia with a listenership of over 2.4 milllion.

Mike Fitzpatrick, the Network's head, remarked on Simmons' apology, “We will give careful consideration to the thoughts and feelings of our listeners and those directly affected by Gene’s comments before returning any Kiss songs to our playlist. Ultimately, we will let our listeners decide.”

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Posted: 15 August, 2014

Gene Simmons Said What?

Head of Triple M has reacted by removing all Kiss tracks nationwide from its playlist.

[Update] Triple M bans Kiss nationwide.

Mike Fitzpatrick, Triple M's Network head, has just pulled all Kiss tracks from playlists countrywide on the back of this story.

"Gene Simmons' recent comments are misguided and insensitive," Mike said. "Depression and Suicide are not topics he should be using to further his notoriety or sell records. His desperation to use mental health issues to find relevancy in a modern age is sickening. I can only put it down to a brain fade on his part. The Triple M Network can’t and won’t be playing or supporting this dickhead’s music. I put the challenge out to other stations across Australia and North America to also drop any of this nudnik's songs until such time as he reconsiders his thoughtless and insensitive position."

Gene Simmons has been widely criticised for making insensitive comments about depression and suicide after he told sufferers 'f*** you, then kill yourself’.

The Kiss bassist dismissed depression as a mental disorder in an article with Songfacts.com. One in eight Australian men experience depression and mental health issues have been particularly highlighted this week in the aftermath of Robin Williams' tragic death.

In the candid interview recently, the 64-year-old said: "Fuck you, then kill yourself. I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says 'jump' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'that's it, I can't take it anymore. I'm going to jump’. Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the fuck up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd.”

"By the way, you walk up to the same guy on a ledge who threatens to jump and put a gun to his head (and say) 'I'm going to blow your fuckin' head off', he'll go, 'please don't’. It's true. He's not that insane," Simmons said.

However, the rock star’s comments have been widely criticised.

Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx announced on his Sixx Sense radio show: “It’s pretty moronic … There is a 20-year-old kid out there who is a Kiss fan and reads this and goes, 'You know what? He's right. I should just kill myself’."

Simmons has also been labelled a hypocrite after he tweeted, ‘R.I.P. Robin Williams. A kind and generous man’, in the wake of the actor’s tragic death this week.

Kiss is celebrating its 40th year in rock and were recently inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.

Australia has a tragically high suicide rate, with suicide killing three times more Australian males aged between 15 and 45 than all car accidents combined.

 


If you are concerned about your own emotional wellbeing, are experiencing a personal crisis or are concerned about someone else, contact Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au or 1300 22 4636

 

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Posted: 15 August, 2014

Robin Williams’ AC/DC Connection

The last words ever recorded by Bon Scott were ‘shazbot, nano nano’

The last words ever recorded by AC/DC’s Bon Scott were ‘shazbot, nano nano’ because he loved Robin Williams and he loved Mork and Mindy.

“On the last record that Bon Scott recorded, Highway To Hell, the last track on that record, Night Prowler, which is one of my very favourite under-rated AC/DC tracks,” James Young said on Triple M’s The Hot Breakfast.

“At the very end of the record, the last thing that Bon Scott recorded, he pays a little homage to his hero Robin Williams.” 

’Shazbot’ was a made up swear word that Robin Williams created for the comedy series Mork & Mindy (1978).

Listen to the audio below:

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Tags: Robin Williams, Bon Scott, AC/DC

Posted: 14 August, 2014

'Trash Talk' Bassist Takes Out Drone

What a boss, punk band Trash Talk's bassist takes out a drone with a bottle during a show in Detroit.

What A Shot! Trash Talk Bassist Hits Drone With Bottle

Trash Talk Bassist Hits Drone Video: YouTube / detroitdrone.com


There's a lot of bands out there that talk the talk, but not many can back it up. Trash Talk on the other hand are a punk band that live up to their name.

Footage has surfaced of a recent show in Detroit that was being filmed by a drone. Well it seems that bassist Spencer Pollard got sick of the thing flying around his head, so what did he do - ask the guy to stop flying it?! Hell no, he threw a bottle at it and took it OUT!

After taking out the $700 drone, the owner expressed his bewilderment to Pollard and his response? "Screw you."

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Tags: Trash Talk, Drone

Posted: 14 August, 2014

Courtney Love's In Australia

With her current tour in Aus coming up Love has revealed how her rider has changed over the years.

Courtney Love Photo: Getty Images

She's a rock heronie and has in the past been involved in some pretty crazy situations.

However, Courtney Love is a bit more settled these days as she revealed to Channel 10's The Project that her rider, these days, is not exactly what you would expect.

"Do you have any rituals before you go on stage or even some when you get off the stage?" asked Fifi Box.

"I used to have a lot but those got taken away," joked Love.

"Now I like accupuncture, yoga, all the things that, you know, grown ups do."

Courtney Love Audio: Channel 10 / The Project

They also went on to talk about Love's search for missing plane MH370 which went earlier this year and how she was robbed for the Oscar for her role in 'The People vs. Larry Flint'.

The Hole lead singer is here for her first ever solo tour of Australia.

Courtney Love's 'You Know My Name' Tour

Tour Dates

13TH AUGUST - METRO CITY, PERTH - BOOK NOW

15TH AUGUST - THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE - BOOK NOW

16th AUGUST– FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE - BOOK NOW
 
18TH AUGUST - WREST POINT, HOBART - BOOK NOW

20TH AUGUST - EATONS HILL HOTEL, BRISBANE - BOOK NOW

22ND AUGUST - PANTHERS, NEWCASTLE - BOOK NOW

23RD AUGUST - UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA - BOOK NOW

24TH AUGUST - ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY - BOOK NOW 

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