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Serj Tankian–Video Game Composer

Serj Tankian has announced that he has written the full musical score for the upcoming video game Morning Star. Industrial Toys, the studio producing the game, is set to release Morning Star in Spring of 2013, initially for iOS devices. “I’m really enjoying working on Morning Star because it gives me the ability to create new…

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Green Day to Premiere ¡Quatro! Highlights

¡Quatro! pulls back the curtain and takes fans inside the world of Green Day, from the various spontaneous live performances in select cities across the U.S. to the chronicling of their creative process while conceptualizing and recording their current trilogy of albums: Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos!, Green Day ¡Tré! ¡Quatro! will premiere on…

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Switchfoot on “Fading West”

Switchfoot is in a position of transition as they’re coming to a close with touring their latest album, Vice Verses, and looking forward to working on their ambitious film/album/soundtrack combo already titled, Fading West. Switchfoot bassist Tim Foreman talked with Alternative Addiction about looking back on Vice Verses and looking forward to Fading West. “It definitely represents a…

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Ed Roland of Collective Soul Forms ‘The Sweet Tea Project’

Ed Roland has written seven #1 songs in his lifetime, all with Collective Soul. It looked like the quest for the eighth was going to come sometime soon. But while it was previously reported that the band will be working on new material at some point in 2013, it appears that things are heading in…

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FAN 2 BAND 2 FAN–the AWOLNATION PROJECT

Awolnation and Red Bull Records are proud to unveil the latest in fan-to-band-to-fan networking called The AWOL “NATION” Project, an innovative new community-driven site that creates a living, breathing interactive experience centered around fan-contributed content. Fans can post anything they want on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Vimeo and if it’s tagged with the hashtag #awolnation, it…

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Smile Empty Soul and World Fire Brigade

Between Smile Empty Soul and World Fire Brigade, singer/guitarist Sean Danielsen has been quite busy to say the least.  Smile Empty Soul released their latest record earlier this year while World Fire Brigade’s debut album, Spreading My Wings, came out on August 28th.  While the lineup for the new side project may not garner the “super…

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New Chili Tunes

Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing 18 singles over the next six months and have identified another two of those songs already: “Magpie’s on Fire” and “Victorian Machinery.” All of the songs are leftovers from the I’m With You recording sessions. Drummer Chad Smith, speaking with Billboard, says that the band is currently working on…

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Perry Farrell “Live Alternative” TV?

Had enough with the crooning amateurs covering tired songs from the seventies on contest-type musical TV shows? Maybe you LIKE to sit through the famous judges critiquing some poor soul’s performance of a lifetime. Not that it’s wrong. Perry Farrell (have you heard of Lollapalooza?)  is proposing a live music series to television networks, reports Entertainment…

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