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Friday, January 25, 2013

Black Sabbath: Geezer Butler Talks New Album, Touring In New Video Interview



Frankie DiVita, radio personality at Southern California's 96.7 KCAL Rocks, conducted an interview with Geezer Butler at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts from the chat follow.

On Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi's cancer treatment:


Butler: "Tony's responding really well. He's been having his treatment now for 14 months, and he's really responding well to it. So he'll be alright. You can never stop Tony."


On the incident at Ozzy Osbourne's home in Beverly Hills earlier this month which resulted in Ozzy burning his hand:

Butler: "He's doing alright. He burnt his hand when he was putting the fire out. He's got it in a plaster cast."


On Black Sabbath 's new album title, "13":


Butler: "Well, it was sort of a temporary name, that we had something to refer to the album as, and I think it kind of stuck. But I don't know if that's gonna be the final title or not. [It was named partly because it's coming out in the year 2013] and originally, we were gonna put 13 tracks on the album. We ended up doing 16 tracks, so I'm not sure what's gonna on the album and what isn't."


On the recording process for "13":


Butler: "This is the first time we've done an album together sober; none of us have been drinking or doing drugs or anything, so it's been more professional in that way. And we've stuck to a schedule every day. We'd go in at one o'clock and finish at six, just to keep everything fresh. Five hours a day - that's it."


On the inspiration for the new Black Sabbath  album:


Butler: "It's sort of got the feel of the first three albums - back to the basic rawness. And the lyrics are very… They're just about life…. Life and death and doom and everything else. You get Prozac with every album."


On Black Sabbath 's touring plans:


Butler: "We start in New Zealand and Australia in April, and then we do Japan. Then we do album promotion in June and then USA in July and August. Then South America and then Europe … [The USA trek] will be strictly [a] Black Sabbath  [tour and not an Ozzfest run]."


On having Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk play on the new album:


Butler: "That was Rick Rubin's idea, 'cause he wanted to have… He didn't want a typical heavy metal drummer on the album, 'cause it's not really a heavy metal album; it's more of a rock… heavy rock. And Rick Rubinsuggested having Brad, 'cause he's more in the vein of Bill Ward. So we jammed with him and he sounded great with the stuff, so we went with that … It's sort of back to the way we used to be in the '70s; that's his feel - sort of a jazzy, bluesy feel to him, and that's the way the music is now. It was great working with him."


On who the touring drummer will be:

Butler: "We haven't decided yet."




Thursday, January 24, 2013

AC/DC: 2013/14 World Tour Soon To Be Announced?



According to Front Row King Ticket News will AC/DC soon announce a world tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary as a band. They also claim that Angus Young has confirmed that a tour is "in the works for this year" and that this will be a celebration of AC/DC's 40th Anniversary.

According to acdcblackicetourfanblognews the band are making big plans for their 40th anniversary tour in 2013. Lead singer Brian Johnson says,  ”I’ll be celebrating by just being there, We could be dead, so to still be standing on a stage after 40 years is good enough for me". 

Stay tuned for updates!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

AC/DC: Live In Colchester 1978; Complete Rock Goes To College Broadcast


AC/DC: Live In Colchester 1978. Here`s the complete Rock Goes To College broadcast.


1) Live Wire
2) Problem Child 4:04
3) Sin City 8:35
4) Bad Boy Boogie 13:56
5) Whole Lotta Rosie 26:07
6) Rocker 31:24
7) Let There Be Rock 38:09


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

AC/DC: Live In Glasgow 1978; Full Broadcast


AC/DC live at Glasgow in 1978. Here`s the full broadcast video - one of the best AC/DC gigs ever recorded!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Motörhead And Anthrax Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Metallica Debut


Motörhead and Anthrax are among the bands who are featured on Metal Hammer Germany's "A Tribute To Kill 'Em All" CD, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Metallica's classic debut album. The collection features every single song from the original Metallica  LP performed by a different artist and includes two exclusive tracks: "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth" by Eisregen and The Vison Bleak, and "Jump In The Fire" by Dust Bolt. 


"A Tribute To Kill 'Em All" track listing: 


01. Hit The Lights - BLACK TIDE 

02. The Four Horsemen - BURDEN OF GRIEF 
03. Motorbreath (live) - RAGE 
04. Jump In The Fire - DUST BOLT (exclusive) 
05. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - EISREGEN and THE VISION BLEAK (exclusive) 
06. Whiplash - MOTÖRHEAD 
07. Phantom Lord - ANTHRAX 
08. No Remorse - CANNIBAL CORPSE 
09. Seek & Destroy - PRIMAL FEAR 
10. Metal Militia - DEW-SCENTED

Originally issued on July 25, 1983 through the independent label Megaforce Records, "Kill 'Em All" was recorded in two weeks on a miniscule budget in upstate New York. Although only 1,500 copies were initially pressed, the album was reissued by Elektra Records after the band signed to that label in 1984 and has since been certified triple platinum for sales of more than three million copies. 


The original title of "Kill 'Em All" was "Metal Up Your Ass". 


Read the full story here.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Def Leppard: "Pyromania" 30th Anniversary; Full Ultimate Albums Documentary


The group’s first two albums – "High ‘n’ Dry" and 1979’s debut, "On Through the Night" – barely cracked the Top 40 and just missed the Top 50, respectively. "Pyromania"’s hit singles sent the album all the way to No. 2 (it’s since sold more than 10 million copies). The three big singles all reached the Top 40, with another four tracks logging some serious airplay on rock radio stations. Mission accomplished. Happy 30th anniversary!

"Bon Scott - The Legend of AC/DC" ; New Movie In The Making


Rock and roll "history" was made on January 14 as filmmaker J.R. Getches shot the first- ever dramatic portrayal footage of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, starring U.S. actor/singer Rob Liotti, in Charleston, South Carolina. This initial scene will serve as a teaser film and prelude to the upcoming trailer now greenlit and in pre-production. "Bon Scott - The Legend of AC/DC" was originally reported upon in August of 2012 and garnered viral worldwide attention. 

Russell Cotter of High Voltage Productions Pty. and an Australian said: "The Bon Scott movie has got legs! Rob has worked tirelessly to get the movie off the ground and it has traction. 

"More than 30 years after the death of AC/DC's legendary frontman, Rob has promoted the legacy of Bon Scott, the man, and has been able to pull together the story, the people, and the logistics of what will soon become a landmark movie. Fans around the world will finally get to see what they have long waited for."

A confidential meeting was held in mid-November 2012 to solidify commencement of filming and involved key staff as well as key principal role actors. Also noteworthy is the fact that an agreement has been reached with Charleston Sound Studio, LLC in neighboring Mount Pleasant, South Carolina where the trailer's theme song will be recorded. Owner and chief engineer Jeff Hodges has been tasked with capturing the all-important track. The studio has been utilized by stars such as multi-platinum artist Darius Rucker and noted Nashville producer Frank Rogers. 

While there has been much speculation over the casting of roles within the project, radio interviews with the film's star (both in Australia and the United States) have given indication that some preliminary casting has been accomplished for the trailer. It has been learned that besides the principal role Liotti holds as Bon Scott, the roles of Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Mark Evans, Phil Rudd and Margaret "Silver" Smith have been cast thus far. In preparation for shooting, the film's star took on a serious physical regimen dropping some 40 lbs. in preparation for the role. 

Director J.R. Getches added: "The story of Bon Scott is a classical tragedy. He travelled across the world, made his mark, and then died too young. He was a misfit who found his place in rock music and became immortal pursuing his dream. This is a story worth telling."

The associate production company High Voltage Productions Pty. is seeking an independent production house and is said to be waiting for the right fit and vision. But they have pledged that the film's trailer will serve as a vehicle for fundraising and an instrument to give visual perpetuity to the investment interests at-large, as well as the public. 

For more information, visit www.thebonscottmovie.com.



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation 2011; Full Documentary



Here is a very cool BBC 4 Television documentary on the history of Ireland's greatest rock band.

Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation 2011: Contributors include Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Eric Bell, Brian Robertson, Midge Ure, Bob Geldof, Tony Visconti, Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) and many others.


AC/DC: Live In München, 2001


AC/DC live in München, 2001.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Iron Maiden: Live at the Marquee 1980; Full Documentary


Here`s the great documentary on Iron Maiden playing at the Marquee Club in London in 1980. They did a series of gigs at the legendary London club:

Black Sabbath: New Album ,"13", Out In June; Drummer Revealed



Black Sabbath has set "13" as the title of its much-anticipated new album. The group's first LP with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978 will be released in June via Vertigo/Universal Republic in the U.S. and Vertigo in all other territories. 

The drum tracks on the CD were laid down by Rage Against The Machine sticksman Brad Wilk following original drummer Bill Ward's decision to bow out of the reunion.

Osbourne, Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) recorded the album primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin.


In advance of the CD's release, Black Sabbath will head to New Zealand, Australia and Japan for live performances. Additional tour plans will be revealed in the coming months.


Read the full press release here.


Geezer Butler`s bass amps

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Motörhead: The Biography; 1 Hour Video


Motörhead are loud and fast - and brilliant rock and roll. This one hour video tells the story. Enjoy:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Deep Purple: New Album Teaser Posted



Deep Purple will release their 19th studio album on the following dates:

Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Spain: April 26 
UK, France, Benelux, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark: April 29 
North America, Italy: April 30 
Sweden: May 1


After various songwriting sessions in Europe, the band recorded and mixed the album in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Bob Ezrin. The CD is expected to contain 13 tracks, including "Out Of Hand", "Hell To Pay","Weirdistan", "Uncommon Man" and "Above And Beyond". The latter song references the band's late keyboard player, Jon Lord, in the lyric "Souls having touched are forever entwined." 


According to earMUSIC, the CD is "rumored to be the perfect match from the original spirit of '70s Purple, and a fresh and modern production."


Monday, January 7, 2013

Bon Jovi: "Because We Can"; New Single Premieres


Bon Jovi`s brand new single "Because We can" is out now - listen below:

Jon Lord: "Sarabande" To Be Issued In Spring 2013


"Sarabande" is the latest of Jon Lord's works to have gone through a complete check up. 


The new full score of "Sarabande" in Lord’s revised 2010 edition for group and orchestra is a milestone in Hal Leonard‘s and EMI Music‘s upcoming Jon Lord Edition. The 180-page score has been meticulously revised and edited by conductor Paul Mann in consultation with every available source, including the manuscript and a set of orchestral parts from the original 1975 recording sessions, which are held in the Lord family archive. 

The work is being published for the first time in any form, and will be available in Spring 2013 as a study score for sale, with the corresponding performance material on hire. 


Musicians used on "Sarabande" include bassist Paul Karass, percussionist Mark Nauseef, guitarist Andy Summers (prior to forming The Police) and drummer Pete York. Lord, who co-produced the album with Martin Birch, plays the Hammond B-3 organ, piano, clavinet and synthesizer. 


Click here for complete details. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Deep Purple: "Slaves And Masters"; Remaster Out In February



On February 5th, Friday Music are releasing the Deluxe Edition of Deep Purple's "Slaves And Masters", the only album featuring former Rainbow singer Joe Lynn Turner. Now remastered, the album features two rare bonus tracks; "Slow Down Sister" (B side of "Love Conquers All" 12” and 45) and the hard to find 45 edit of "Love Conquers All", as well as including rare RCA label memorabilia. 

A press release reads: 

"Featuring the Mark V line up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, the late Jon Lord, Roger Glover and new addition hard rocker Joe Lynn Turner, Slaves And Masters was a nice way to kick in a new decade with this one time configuration. Most notably hard rocking tracks like 'Fire In The Basement', 'King Of Dreams' and the international hit power ballad 'Love Conquers All' helped make this a much played album at rock radio from day one of its release. Even through all their well-documented changes over the years, Deep Purple as reigning kings of hard rock and heavy metal shined through on this album. It’s easy to hear why... the familiarity of the band was still there with its guitar shredding maestro Ritchie Blackmore, the powerful drum sound of Ian Paice, Jon Lord’s iconic keyboard work, Roger Glover’s slammin’ bass, and Joe Lynn Turner’s hard rockin’ vocals, Slaves And Masters was a winning affair." 

"Slaves And Masters" tracklisting:
 
King Of Dreams
The Cut Runs Deep
Fire In The Basement 
Truth Hurts
Breakfast In Bed
Love Conquers All 
Fortuneteller
Too Much Is Not Enough 
Wicked Ways
Slow Down Sister * 
Love Conquers All (Single Edit) * 
(* Bonus Track)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Deep Puple: Live In Basel, 2003; Complete Concert


Deep Purple live in Basel, 2003.

01.House Of Pain 
02.Lazy
03.Bananas 
04.I´ve Got Your Number 
05.The Well - Dressed Guitar
06.Don Airey Keyboard Solo 
07.Perfect Strangers 
08.Smoke On The Water
09.Hush Ian Paice - Drum Solo 
10.Hit The Road Jack - Gunga Din - Black Night


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Alice Cooper: Live In Paris, 1972



Here`s an ultra cool performance from Alice Cooper from 1972. This show was shot in Paris for a French TV show. Enjoy!