Sixx A.M., Hawkwing & More – Q101 Music News For August 20th 2014
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Foo Fighters Do The Best Ice Bucket Challenge Yet
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is not only a great fundraiser, but seems to be a contest to see who can do it the best. Well, the Foo Fighters have them all beat. They passed on the challenge to Jack Black, John Travolta, and Steven King. Check out the video below to see what they came up with.
“If you’ve got a taste for IceBuckets … Remember the reason — a world without ALS. To donate after you dry off: www.alsa.org.”
Sixx A.M. Give Us A Preview Of “Stars”
Frontman James Michael had this to say about their new song “Stars”
“As far as a quintessential Sixx A.M. song, I think Stars might be one of the best songs we’ve ever written,” he says. “It does everything Sixx AM does on a heightened level. It’s one of the most aggressive rock songs we have – the tempo is a lot faster than we usually write.
“It’s one of those moments you always hope for as a songwriter, where the melody line, lyric and the track all marry. That chorus explodes – it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it, and I’ve heard it thousands of times.”
Hawkwind Release “Sonic Attack” Video
Hawkwind has released a new video for Sonic Attack and had the following to say about it on their Facebook page:
Hawkwind launch a Sonic Attack on the singles chart with a little help from Brian Blessed!
It’s the musical collaboration we never knew we needed, until now! Legendary space rockers HAWKWIND have teamed up with kingly thespian Brian Blessed for a brand new single version of ‘Sonic Attack!’
When Hawkwind decided to recreate their classic Space Ritual show of 1972, for one night only, at the London’s Shepherds Bush Empire in February 2014, the venerable group donated all proceeds to animal charities including Team Badger – of which Brian Blessed is a patron. It was a gig that set the wheels in motion for a storming new partnership.
The accompanying video was created by long time Hawkwind artist Martin McGuiness.
This powerful addition to the Hawkwind canon is available from 1st September 2014.
Sonic Attack is on the way…01.09.14. Pre-order the single now to help Brian and Hawkwind break the Top 40!
Pre-Order Sonic Attack from iTunes: http://geni.us/1MBM
Pre-Order Sonic Attack from Amazon: http://geni.us/2rU5
Bob Seger Releasing New Album
Bob Seger’s album is due out in October. Seger had this to say about the new album, “I feel really good about this record. This album touches on how I think a lot of us feel about finding our place in a more complicated world – from how we appreciate things as simple and pure as love, to navigating through the corruption and violence that permeates the news. It sums up a lot of feelings I have about a variety of subjects.”
Katatonia’s ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ Coming September 15Th
Katatonia posted this on their official page:
‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ features the Swedish dark rock/metal masters at their glorious best with this electrifying set from London’s esteemed Koko venue, with the band’s captivating performance captured on DVD with accompanying double audio disc of the whole concert. This special 4-disc set, released 15th September, also includes a full & extensive documentary charting the early days and subsequent rise of the prolific Swedes, as told in the words of band masterminds Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström.
Recorded during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band’s 20th anniversary during 2011′s ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ tour, founding members Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse are joined by drummer Daniel Liljekvist, plus guitarist Per Eriksson and bassist Niklas Sandin, for an exhilarating evening fuelled by a rich & extensive set of Katatonia tracks both past & present. Also includes a special 10th anniversary performance of the landmark 2001 album ‘Last Fair Deal Gone Down’ in its entirety. Sleeve artwork comes courtesy of long-time collaborator Travis Smith.
This edition of ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ is presented in deluxe mediabook packaging, including an additional 20 page booklet.
Lenny Kravitz Released The Title Track To New His New Album “Strut.”
“This record brought me back to a place of what I love so much about music, back to the feelings I had when I was in high school,” explains Lenny. “It’s a real rock & roll record – it’s raw, it’s got soul and it came together really quickly.”
Gerard Way Going Solo With ‘No Shows’
Gerard Way has released his first solo video for his new song ‘No Shows. Gerard Way was the former My Chemical Romance frontman. No Shows is from his new album,‘Hesitant Alien’ which will be out September 30th. Fans that pre-order the disc will receive the tracks ‘Action Cat’ and ‘No Shows’ as instant downloads.
Gerard Way, ‘Hesitant Alien’ Track Listing
2. ‘Action Cat’
3. ‘No Shows’
4. ‘Casting Shadows’
6. ‘Zero Zero’
8. ‘Drugstore Perfume’
9. ‘Get the Gang Together’
10. ‘How’s It Going to Be’
11. ‘Maya the Psychic’
Nickelback Release ‘Edge of a Revolution’
Frontman Chad Kroeger commented on the deal with Republic Records and the upcoming record, “We are very excited to be releasing new music for our fans and feel it’s some of our strongest material to date. During the recording process as we looked toward the next chapter, it became clear that Monte, Randy and the entire Republic / Universal team had a shared vision and passion for this project. Their track record of artist development speaks volumes to their success and we are honored to be partners with them.”
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