Soon I’ll be uploading covers done by myself of different songs, mainly of the rock genre (obviously), on this blog. They’ll be full instrumental covers, including the voice played on guitar.
As all the people that read my blog are total rock fanatics, I won’t expect less than you all to love this covers. The first one will be uploaded on this site on Monday 20th.
See you soon rockers!
Neil Young has released a video for his track Wolf Moon.
It’s taken from upcoming album The Monsanto Years, made in collaboration with Promise Of The Real, who include Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Michah in their ranks.
The record is described as “politically and ecologically charged” and Young set out his stall with lead track A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop last month.
The Monsanto Years comes bundled with a DVD featuring extra tracks and is now available to pre-order via iTunes and Amazon. Young and Promise Of The Real tour the US next month:
Jul 05: Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
Jul 08: Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
Jul 09: Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
Jul 11: Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena, NE
Jul 13: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
Jul 14: Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre, MI
Jul 16: Camden Susquehanna Bank Center, NJ
Jul 17: Bethel Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, NY
Jul 19: Essex Junction Champlain Valley Expo, VT
Jul 21: Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, NY
Jul 22: Great Woods Xfinity Center, MA
Jul 24: WayHome Music Festival, Oro-Medonte, ON
- A New Day For Love
- Wolf Moon
- People Want To Hear About Love
- Big Box
- A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
- Workin’ Man
- Rules Of Change
- Monsanto Years
- If I Don’t Know
The Foo Fighters’ remaining European shows are in doubt after the band were forced to cancel two of the seven as a result of Dave Grohl’s stage fall on Friday.
He broke his leg in the accident in Gothenburg – then delivered a full set from a seat, while medical staff looked after his strapped-up injury.
But after receiving further treatment after the show, the Foos called off their appearance at Pinkpop in the Netherlands tonight (Sunday) and at St Gallen, Switzerland on Monday.
A statement says: “Dave took a nasty spill during the second song of the set. While the full extent of his injuries are still being determined, it was confirmed at a post-show hospital visit that he sustained at least one fracture.”
The situation means two shows in London plus appearances in Edinburgh, Belgium and at the Glastonbury festival could all be cancelled, depending on doctors’ advice.
A Wembley spokesman says: “We are aware of the incident involving Dave Grohl and are in contact with the event organisers, who at this stage have no further information. As soon as we have news from the artiste this will be made public.”
FOO FIGHTERS PLANNED EUROPEAN APPEARANCES
Jun 14: Pinkpop, Netherlands – cancelled
Jun 15: St Gallen AGF Arena, Switzerland – cancelled
Jun 19: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jun 20: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jun 23: Edinburgh BT Murrayfield Stadium, UK
Jun 25: Werchter Festival Park, Belgium
Jun 26: Glastonbury, UK
Four of B.B. King’s daughters have claimed the blues icon left a second will as they continue a legal bid to wrest control of his estate from his manager.
Patty King, Karen Williams, Rita Washington and Barbara Winfree have filed court papers in Las Vegas saying LaVerne Toney and her aide Myron Johnson are unfit to act as executors.
They previously accused Toney and Johnson of poisoning King ahead of his death last month, but have not repeated the allegations.
The latest filing alleges that Toney moved more than $1m from King’s bank accounts, restricted his medical care and changed the locks at his home meaning he passed away “alone, without any friends or family by his side.”
Toney’s lawyer Brent Bryson has dismissed the claims as “completely ludicrous” and “unsubstantiated” while Johnson says: “They’ve been making allegations for ever – this is just the next step.”
King’s body was subjected to toxicology tests before his burial last week. The Clark County coroner later reported that there were no immediate suggestions of foul play, although details cannot be confirmed until results are returned in the coming weeks.
Police said they were taking the accusation of poisoning seriously, but that the investigation was on hold until test results were known.
Iconic horror movie actor Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93.
He passed away in a London hospital on Sunday, his family have confirmed. He’d been under medical supervision for three weeks.
Lee is remembered for a chain of Hammer House Of Horror films and as Scaramanga in James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun. But he found a new audience as Saruman in the Lord Of The Rings series, and as Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel films.
In his 80s he began working on a series of heavy metal albums. The first,Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, won him the Spirit Of Metal Award at Metal Hammer’s 2010 Golden Gods, and it was followed by 2013’s Charlemagne: The Omens of Death. He released an EP called Metal Knight last year.
Lee always rejected the idea of retiring. He once said: “I hate being idle. As dear Boris Karloff used to say –when I die I want to die with my boots on.”
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Birgit, and a daughter, Christina.
Motley Crue have confirmed four UK dates in their last-ever tour announcement.
They’ll play their final British shows in November, with Alice Cooper in support, ahead of an additional run of shows across Europe and in the UEA.
Crue confirmed last year that their 2015 shows would be their last, signing a legal document to seal the deal. Their last-ever show will take place at LA’s Staples Centre on December 31.
Speaking at a press conference in London’s Chancery Lane today, attended by the band and Cooper, bassist Nikki Sixx said: “We’re excited to come back to Europe with all the songs, bells and whistles – and say goodbye during The Final Tour to the greatest fans in rock’n’roll.”
UK tickets go on sale at 9am on June 19 via Live Nation. Crue play Download at Donington on June 14 before their final tour dates:
Nov 02: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK
Nov 03: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 04: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Nov 06: London SSE Arena Wembley, UK
Nov 08: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Nov 09: Basel St Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Nov 10: Milan Mediulanum Forum, Italy
Nov 12: Monte Carlo Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco
Nov 13: Munich Zenith, Germany
Nov 14: Dusseldorf ISS Dome, Germany
Nov 16: Stockholm Ericcson Globe, Sweden
Nov 18: Helsinki Hartwall Arean, Finland
Nov 20: Abu Dhabi Arena, UEA
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry says the band have learned lessons from the mixed response to 2012 album Music From Another Dimension.
And he’s hoping they can at least try to record a follow-up next year.
Their 15th record was released after a tumultuous time that saw attempts to replace frontman Steven Tyler after he suffered an alcoholic relapse. It failed to live up to expectations, with a Metacritic average review rating of 54%.
Perry tells AZCentral: “I think I figured out what the fans have been asking for all these years. ‘Why don’t you do another Toys In The Attic or whatever?’
“There are certain things about those songs that you can try and recreate but the reason those songs are so powerful is because they’ve been around so many years. It’s impossible to recreate that – you can write a great song but it’s got to be around for 30 years.”
He believes at least some of the tracks on Another Dimension will stand the test of time. “There were a couple songs in there that if you heard them live, you’d get off on them,” he says. “We didn’t get a chance to tour the record with the kind of emphasis that we did 30 years ago.
“And I think that if some of those songs had come out at a different time, they might have gotten a little more notice.”
Perry thinks things might have been different if Aerosmith had focused on their 10 strongest tracks, rather than releasing 15 plus various bonus titles. He explains “The band needed to get in the studio and really do a record like we used to – and that was, everybody threw in songs.
“So from that point of view, it was just like doing one of the old records. But if we had done that record and then gone out and played those songs for a year, it might have had more of an impact.”
Perry hopes the Boston veterans can find time to record in 2016. “We all have lives outside the band, so we want to balance that off,” he reports.
“But somewhere in there, I’d love to get in the studio and just blow, to see if we can come up with some new stuff. We’ll be touring at the beginning of next year and then taking some more time off, at least from touring, so that opens up some space for another stint in the studio.
“It’s always on our minds – but like I said, everybody’s probably got a shortlist of things they want to do.”
Duff McKagan has shared his top tips for inter-band harmony on the road.
The former Guns ‘N’ Roses bassist reckons toilet etiquette and knowing a little about your destination helps keep relationships on tour free of unnecessary stress.
McKagan recently released his second book, How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), along with a companion EP called How To Be A Man. He gives his vital travel tips to Rolling Stone.
He says: “If you don’t read, know something about where you’re at. Barrett Martin, who was the drummer for Screaming Trees and Mad Season, he’s an actual professor. So he’ll know about everything we’re going by, like, ‘That castle there.. something something.”
One particular peeve of being on tour in Germany is how many times he has to hear jokes about the German word for a motorway exit – Ausfahrt. “You can laugh at the first six or seven Ausfahrt signs, but there is going to be an Ausfahrt sign every exit. You can only do it for so long.”
And when sharing a room with a tour buddy, McKagan sticks to a strict rule regarding use of the toilet. He says: “Don’t poo in the room if you’re sharing it. Unless you get poo permission, like, ‘Oh yeah, it’s cool dude. I don’t care.’ Then you know you’re really close with that guy.”
McKagan recently shot down GNR biographer Marc Canter’s claims that he could reunite Slash and Axl Rose by getting them together in the rehearsal room the band used in their early days.
Motorhead have announced that their 22nd album will be called Bad Magic – and it’ll be released on August 28.
The announcement follows a series of teasers from the band over recent days and a statement accompanying the news says the record will be “bristling with thunderous attitude, pioneering spirit and some of the fiercest rhythms and riffs that’ll beat your ears into submission this year.”
Bad Magic, which will feature a cover of Rolling Stones classic Sympathy For The Devil, is now available to pre-order on CD, limited-edition box set, Digipak and vinyl.
Lemmy and co will also head out on a winter tour to mark their 40th anniversary. They’ve announced several European dates so far, with more to be added in due course.
They’ll play Glastonbury next month after a headline slot at Truro’s Eden Sessions. They’ll also set sail on the second Motorboat cruise in September.
BAD MAGIC TRACKLIST
- Victory Or Die
- Thunder & Lightning
- Fire Storm Hotel
- Shoot Out All of Your Lights
- The Devil
- Evil Eye
- Teach Them How To Bleed
- Till The End
- Tell Me Who To Kill
- Choking On Your Screams
- When The Sky Comes Looking For You
- Sympathy For The Devil
2015 BAD MAGIC TOUR DATES
Nov 15: Paris Zenith, France
Nov 17: Dusseldorf Mitubishi Electric Halle, Germany
Nov 18: Saarbrucken Saarlandhalle, Germany
Nov 20: Munich Zenith die Kulturhalle, Germany
Nov 21: Munich Zenith die Kulturhalle, Germany
Nov 24: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Nov 25: Ludwigsburg Arena, Germany
Nov 27: Berlin Max Schmeling Halle, Germany
Nov 28: Hamburg Oslo Spektrum, Germany
Nov 30: Arhus Scandinavian Congress Centre, Denmark
Dec 03: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Dec 06: Helsinki Hartwall Arena