Posted: 6 July, 2015

Corey Taylor From Slipknot Hates Selfie Sticks

...and he also has a new... comedy book?!

Corey Taylor from Slipknot has a new book coming out called You're Making Me Hate You.

And if you know anything about the usually-masked front man its that he really hates the modern pop-culture dominated world, from selfie-sticks to twerking.

In a recent interview with NME, Taylor detailed his reasons behind the book and his hatred for people with selfie-sticks at festivals and shows.

Here's what Taylor had to say was the premise of the book, "It's mostly observational humour. At least I hope it's humorous. If people don’t think it’s funny then it’s just an old man bitching about shit. For me it was more about trying to make a point and trying to make people laugh," he told NME.

Taylor described his love for the the best 'angry man' comedians in the business, Larry David and George Carlin.

He also professed how he was neurotic about things just like those comics, especially selfie-sticks.

"Oh my fucking god, selfie sticks, fuck me. Whenever I see one, I'm like 'seriously?! There’s a whole fucking industry making hundreds of thousand dollars probably every day just so we can take big fucking pictures of our own stupid faces?!' What the fuck is that? It’s a dumb invention. What the fuck is wrong with us?" he said.


(Corey Taylor talking to Triple M Sydney's Ugly Phil at Soundwave this year: Triple M)

And with the book coming out Taylor went on to explain what his approach to writing music was similar to writing his book.

"I want people to read my book, laugh and think. That's it. In the similar way, I don't worry about whether an album’s going to hit number one, or whether we’ll have a number one single, or anything like that. If I love the music then there’s nothing I’m not going to fucking do for that music and I'm gonna put it out."

You can read the rest of the interview over at NME here.

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Posted: 6 July, 2015

Beck Interview On New Music

In typical fashion from indie-rocker Beck he has a new track, that sounds completely different to his last work.

Beck - Dreams (Official Audio)


The last two years has been a resurgence of musical output and recognition for Beck.

With the release of his Grammy winning album, 2014's Morning Phase, he has been focussing on releasing more and more of his own stuff, after a 6 year gap between albums.

And now with the release of his latest tracks "Dreams" it looks like there's no slowing Beck down as he continues to pump out catchy tune after catchy tune.

In a recent interview with Clash Music, Beck revealed how busy he has been in the meantime, producing various albums from other artists, keeping things fresh and being a David Bowie-like chameleon who's always transforming himself.

"It was the one that was supposed to come out first, and it was scheduled and everything... (but) we ended up putting it on the backburner and I did the last record. I've been working on it consistently for about two and a half, three years," Beck told Clash about his upcoming album.


(Beck accepting last year's Grammy for Album of the Year: Getty Images)

Despite being a multi-instrumentalist and a musician who is known for recording everything on a record, he has been lately been trying his hand at more collaborations.

"Lately, I'm just trying to write songs with other people, whereas I've typically done most of the writing myself with some production help," Beck told Clash.

"When you work with somebody else they hear it completely different, and do different things. I might write a riff which I feel is a classic garage rock kind of thing, and they might hear it as a funk thing. So that's great – that's where it gets interesting," he said.

Via Clash Music

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Posted: 6 July, 2015

Survey Says Music Festivals Are Good For You

Don't worry about those dagwood dogs.

Britich Tech company Withings has done some very interesting research into music festivals.

They found out that despite what people may think, music festivals can be good for your health, with the constant exercise from walking between stages to dancing away will actually lead to you burning a great amount of calories.

We reportedly burn 9,000 calories and walk 24 kilometeres during a 3-day festival, which would hopefully work off all those dagwood dogs.

They also listed the best 'fat burning' festivals in Britain.

 

1.     Glastonbury – 3,400 calories burnt per day /8.2 kms per person

2.     V Festival –3,100 calories burnt per day /7.4 kms per person

3.     Reading Festival – 3,000 calories burnt per day /7.5 kms per person

4.     T in the Park – 3,000 calories burnt per day /7.2 kms per person

5.     Leeds Festival – 2,900 calories burnt per day/7.4 kms per person

 

Sounds like the best diet ever.

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Posted: 5 July, 2015

Dave Grohl’s Awesome Comeback In Game Of Thrones-Style Chair

The Foo Fighters returned to the stage in Washington on Saturday night with Dave Grohl sitting up in a throne with his broken leg.

They're calling it Dave of Thrones.

The Foo Fighters returned to the stage for a 20th anniversary, July 4th special in Washington on Saturday night with Dave Grohl sitting up in a throne with his broken leg.

Rock and roll will never be dead so long as this man is setting the standard.

Grohl broke his leg on stage in Sweden a few weeks ago which led to several cancellations including headlining Glastonbury.

Thank you DC!!!! #Foo4thRFK 9:30 Club DC101photos: Kevin Mazur

Posted by Foo Fighters on Saturday, July 4, 2015

Watch Grohl in Action on his return.

Everlong. #FooFighters #RFK #Washington #DC #FOJ #4thofJuly #4th #TheColourAndTheShape @mangeles33

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Beastie Boys Will Never Reunite

"There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch"

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Rumors of a Beastie Boys live reunion show were ignited by the surviving members of the group Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz filed for a Beastie Boys trademark with relation to “live performances by a musical group”.

But now a representative for the band has reinforced the group’s strong belief that they will never reform without Adam Yauch.

“There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch,” the rep told Rolling Stone.

Yauch passed away in 2012 after a long traumatic battle with cancer, and the Beastie Boys haven’t played since, and apparently never will.

Yauch specified in his will that his music not be used in any advertisements, and both Diamond and Horovitz have been rigid in following these requests.

Recently the band sued Monster Energy Drink (and won) for $1.7 million for unauthorized use of their music, and was awarded an extra $668,000 to cover legal fees.

So who’s going to fight for our right to party now?  

Beastie Boys - '(You Gotta) Fight For your Right (To Party)'

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Courtney Barnett Domination

Aussie rock-rookie Courtney Barnett takes home ultimate Rolling Stone accolades

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It’s Rolling Stone tradition to celebrate the best of the best from the first 6 months of releases for the year.  

The internationally renowned music bible dubs one artist with the title of "Best Song Of 2015 So Far", and guess who’s nabbed it this year?

Kanye? Taylor Swift? Foo Fighters?

Nope! This year Aussie up and comer Courtney Barnett scored it big with her debut single ‘Pedestrian At Best’.

Straight off the back of her stellar US promo tour, Barnett has taken the international scene by the balls and is currently yanking hard.

“Courtney Barnett makes it sound so insultingly easy – why aren’t there three or four rock & roll singer-songwriter records this loose and frisky and funny and stout-hearted every year? Maybe it’s not that easy,” wrote Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield. ‘

Thanks Rolling Stone for calling Pedestrian At Best the #1 song of the year so far...

Posted by courtney barnett on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 

Congrats, Courtney!

Aussie gold, that's for damn sure. 

Check out Courtney Barnett's winning clip for 'Pedestrian At Best':

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

The Libertines Are Back

Partly recorded in a rehab centre, The Libertines are back with 'Anthems for Doomed Youth'

(Image by Jim Dyson/Getty)

For the first time in 11 years The Libertines, Pete Doherty and all, have released their fist single ‘Gunga Din’ off upcoming album Anthems for Doomed Youth.

The band, which split due to Pete Doherty’s widely publicized struggles with addiction, got back together in 2010.

 Doherty completed a stint at the Hope Rehab Center in Thailand last year, and has been leading a healthy life ever since, even raising funds to help others enter treatment at the facility himself.  

The record’s deluxe edition will even feature four bonus tracks recorded during Doherty’s treatment at the Hope Rehab Centre.

“People are going to love it,” Doherty told NME in an interview last month. “There’s a miracle aspect to actually getting it done and all getting together to do it. We’re all really proud of it.”

“It’s staggering that we’ve got to the point where we’ve actually got an imminent release for the fucking Libertines,” added Carl Barât.

“Are you kidding me? Honestly, I’m still kind of pinching myself. Is this really going to happen? It’s mental, but I guess it is.”

Anthems for Doomed Youth is set to drop on September 4. 

 

Check out the official clip for The Libertines' 'Gunga Din':

 

Anthems For Doomed Youth Tracklist:

'Barbarians'
'Gunga Din'
'Fame and Fortune'
'Anthem for Doomed Youth'
'Heart of the Matter'
'Belly of the Beast'
'Iceman'
'You're My Waterloo'
'Fury of Chonburi'
'The Milkman's Horse'
'Glasgow Coma Scale Blues'
'Dead for Love'

 DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES:
'Love on the Dole' [Bonus]
'Bucket Shop' [Bonus]
'Lust of the Libertines' [Bonus]
'7 Deadly Sins' [Bonus]

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Tame Impala Deny Sexism Claims

"I know, deep in my heart, I am not in any way sexist." - Kevin Parker

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Tame Impala have been riding the wave of new album sneak-peeks over the past few weeks, dropping many an album preview on us in prep for the full release of Currents.

Battling a feisty legal battle in progress and a whole hoard of massive headlining sets at the moment, the Tame Impala boys have now come under fire over claims that single ‘Cause I’m A Man’ is overtly sexist.

The track was released earlier in the year as the first single release from forthcoming Currents, and has been interpreted by some as Parker blaming his debaucherous behavior on simply being a man.

In a recent interview with Stereogum, front man Kevin Parker dismissed the allegations, explaining his lyrics as “really meant to be interpreted more like ‘I’m a man’ as in ‘I’m a human. I’m merely a man.”

“I understanding how it can be perceived as sexist, almost misogynistic, but put it this way,” he adds. “I know deep in my heart, I am not in any way sexist. And I knew there would be people who would think that. There was a small part of me that was excited about ruffling some feathers ‘cause I never do that, you know? I’m not that kind of person.”

Currents will be released on July 17.

Check out the latest trailer for Tame Impala's Currents - 'Currents in the Making':

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Being President Has Its Perks...

Being President has some mighty fine perks.

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So it turns out President Obama has ripping music tastes.

In a recent tweet treat, Obama gave a shout out to both Outkast and The Black Keys who featured on his morning playlist.

The Black Keys retweeted, asking “Can we use Air Force One for our upcoming gigs?”.

Obama quickly quipping back that the boys should “come and play at the White House sometime instead.”

So far The Black Keys haven’t made any public reply, which has the music community in even more of a tizzy with secret White House gig rumors in the works!  

Yeah man, being President has some mighty fine perks. 

 

Check out The Black Keys first single 'Fever' off latest album 'Turn Blue':

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Posted: 3 July, 2015

Manson & Korn Country Collaboration

Jonathan Davis is currently working on his own Country collaboration.

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Last month Triple M reported that Marilyn Manson was in talks with Korn front man Jonathan Davis to do one weird collaboration.

But now in a recent Reddit AMA, Manson has revealed that this already confusing union is entering weirdness overdrive with news that the project will be “acoustic and Southern-sounding”.

Davis is currently working on a country-western project with country outfit Big & Rich, so I guess that makes this direction a little less perplexing…? 

Working with Big and Rich on a country music project #Bakersfieldsound

A photo posted by Jonathan Davis Official (@jdevil33) on

 

Manson will also be embarking on at 23-city tour of North America with The Smashing Pumpkins from July to August, after a 20-year feud with Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan was spontaneously laid to rest earlier this year. 

“There’s a strong possibility of doing something with Billy Corgan while we’re out on the road together,” said Manson.  

And 'Manson Goes Country' isn’t his only odd project on the go at the moment, with Manson revealing in the AMA that “I did a couple songs with Johnny Depp recently before he left to go to Australia.”

Looks like the Manson rollercoaster ride won't be ending anytime soon. 

Watch Marilyn Manson's "Tainted Love": 

 

Marilyn Manson & The Smashing Pumpkins 'The End Times' Tour Dates:

July 7 — Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion 
July 9 — Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 
July 10 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
July 11 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre 
July 13 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
July 15 — Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion 
July 16 — Houston, TX @ NRG Arena 
July 18 — San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum 
July 19 — Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live 
July 20 — New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square 
July 22 — Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre 
July 24 — Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds 
July 25 — Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 
July 26 — Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater 
July 28 — Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 
July 29 — Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center 
July 31 — Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 
August 1 — Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino 
August 2 — Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center 
August 4 — Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 
August 5 — Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre 
August 7 — Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 
August 8 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

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Tags: Marilyn Manson, korn, Reddit AMA

Posted: 1 July, 2015

Kings Of Leon Working On LP Number 7

The album should be out by the end of 2015.

With one of the most consistent outputs of any indie-rock bands around, Kings Of Leon are on their way to releasing their 7th LP in in 15 years.

While catching up with radio station SiriusXM in the US, brothers Caleb and Nathan Followill unveiled the plans for the new album.

"We've been at home writing, trying to get some new stuff going," said Nathan.

"I think we're gonna be able to get the album written by the end of the year," he revealed.

The band have been scouting locataions to record including their studio in hometwon Nashville where they record their last LP, 2013's Mechanical Bull.

As of yet the band hasn't really commented on any particular sound the new album will be leaning towards.

 

Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody (Official Video)

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Posted: 1 July, 2015

AC/DC Now On Streaming Services

The times they are a-changin'.

Aussie rock royalty AC/DC is now on Spotify. For those about to rock (we salute you)! - http://bit.ly/ACDConSpotify

Posted by Spotify on Monday, June 29, 2015


It's been a long time coming but fans of AC/DC will now be able to stream the band's full back catalog on various streaming services like Spotify, RDIO and the new Apple Music.

It shows a big move from the band who haven't been very trusting of digital platforms with their music only being released on iTunes 3 years ago,  a rare move for the world's biggest rock group.

Up until recently Acca Dacca were holding to their guns but it's a coup for people who love being able to stream their music or have it in the cloud.

New album "Rock or Bust" is their new album to be sold digitally and has reportedly already sold 500,000 copies in the US alone.

It's been typical for larger rock acts such as Metallica, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to hold off from the digital platforms, adopting them later on, with the bands usually citing that they prefer people to have to buy a whole album rather than download individual tracks.

The times they are a-changin'.

AC/DC’s entire catalog is now available for streaming. #PLAYACDC http://smarturl.it/acdc_strmpge?IQid=fbpost.acdc

Posted by AC/DC on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Via The New York Times

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Tags: AC/DC, Streaming, Spotify, Apple