The Rock News Report For Monday April 14, 2014 – Led Zeppelin, Jack White, Deftones, Gwar, Outkast At Coachella, Linkin Park, Antemasque And More

The Rock News Report For Monday April 14, 2014 – Led Zeppelin, Jack White, Deftones, Gwar, Outkast At Coachella, Linkin Park, Antemasque And More

edm-america-tv-linkin-park-guilty-all-the-sameLinkin Park is definitely at a point in their career where the band can do whatever it wants to musically, and for their sixth album, they decided it’s time to break out the guitars and get heavy again. That is the basic idea behind The Hunting Party, which is due on June 17.

“It needed to be visceral,” LP’s Mike Shinoda told Rolling Stone of writing the new record. “We need to weed out a lot of the soft, emo kind of approach to our music, and we need to weed out anything that feels aggressive for aggressive’s sake. We’re not 18-year-old kids making a loud record – we’re 37-year-old adults making a loud record. And what makes a 37-year-old angry is different than what made us angry back in the day.”

Linkin Park produced the album themselves, save for the track “Wastelands of Today,” produced by Rob Cavallo. The album, which will contain 12 songs, isn’t quite finished yet, but Shinoda is currently doing the mixing. As a nod to their heavier inspirations, Linkin Park also invited some special guests to play on The Hunting Party, including Helmet’s Page Hamilton, who sings on “All for Nothing,” and System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian, who plays on “Rebellion.”

“We didn’t make the heaviest record of all time. I’m very aware that there are super, super heavy bands out there that make music that is really, really gnarly,” Shinoda concedes. “We didn’t make a Botch record. We didn’t make a Meshuggah record. We made a really loud and aggressive Linkin Park record, maybe the loudest we’ve made.”

As previously reported, LP heads out on the road this summer with 30 Seconds To Mars for The Carnivores Tour. The trek will kick off on August 8 in West Palm Beach, FL and will hit 25 cities before wrapping on September 19 in Concord, CA.”

Check out the band’s version of “Guilty All The Same” below:

Deftones Honor Bassist

One year after the death of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng the group’s frontman Chino Moreno has honored Cheng’s memory by releasing “Smile” one of the last songs the group recorded with him Throughout most of 2008 the alt-metal group had been recording the shelved album Eros which “Smile” is taken from with

Led Zeppelin Unreleased Box Streaming Free

Last week Led Zeppelin teased fans with a trailer for their upcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin I that contained snippets of the previously unreleased live version of ‘Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown’. (See trailer below)

Check out the stream below for even more

Antemasque News

The new music project launched by former members of The Mars Volta and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, have just shared the second track from their collabo titled “4AM”. Check it out below

Sigur Ros Streaming “The Rains Of Castamere” From Game Of Thrones

Sunday night’s Game of Thrones “The Lion and the Rose” featured a gloomy assist from Sigur Ros The Icelandic trio performed their interpretation of “The Rains of Castamere” utilizing frontman Jonsi’s vocal coo a brooding church organ and mournful choir Now they’ve shared the track that’s available to stream below

Gwar Launches Foundation In Honor Of Dave Brockie

The surviving members of Gwar launched a foundation to honor their late frontman Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus. Brockie passed on March 23rd at age 50. “”The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts,” the statement said. “It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave’s body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all visual arts who cannot find funding through mainstream channels.

“The DBF will also strive to catalog and preserve Dave’s vast collection of original images, recordings and written words, and make them available for the world to appreciate. The foundation’s first goal is to finance the creation of a memorial monument in Richmond, Virginia to provide the world with a place to pay respects to the memory of a very cherished man.”

Check out the statement from the band below

Quebec City Summer Fest

Yet another festival has revealed its lineup, as the Quebec City Summer Fest (aka Festival d’été de Québec) will be held from July 3-13. Over 300 acts will play ten venues throughout the 11 day event, including Soundgarden, Billy Joel, Queens of the Stone Age, Tegan & Sara, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Snoop Dogg, St. Vincent, Young The Giant, and many more. The complete rundown can be found at

Pemberton Music Festival

Meanwhile, the Canadian Pemberton Music Festival is returning this summer, in Pemberton Valley, British Columbia from July 18-20. Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Soundgarden, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, deadmau5, Modest Mouse and The Flaming Lips are among the headliners.

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Slash Joined Motorhead At Coachella

Former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash will be joining Motorhead as a special guest during their Coachella festival appearances and during a warm up show tonight

Country Stars To Cover Motley Crue Songs

When Motley Crue announced their farewell tour in January, the band also revealed plans for a country music tribute album of their work, and singer Vince Neil says he’s looking forward to the project. Some of the artists already named to the project include Cassadee Pope, LeAnn Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band and a few surprises to come

Jack White New Release And Tour News

After Jack White announced that his second solo album, Lazaretto, is coming out on June 10, the prolific musician has also unveiled his summer tour. White booked a series of dates across North America and Europe from May through August, traveling as far east as Poland and as far west as Lubbock, TX. Opening acts will include fellow Third Man Records artist Kelley Stoltz and soulful singer/songwriter Benjamin Booker. White also will play previously announced festival dates in June at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Glastonbury.

Meanwhile, a pre-order of a special limited edition copy of Lazaretto is available by signing up for the Third Man Records’ “Vault” program, which is open through April 30. The Vault edition of Lazaretto will be pressed on split-color blue-and-white vinyl and coupled with exclusive album art. The package also comes with a 7-inch of two early demos of songs that appear on Lazaretto, as well as a lavish 40-page hard bound book full of lyrics, musical notations, photos and artwork.

Jack White’s North American summer tour dates are as follows:

5/29 – Tulsa, OK
5/30 – Lubbock, TX
5/31 – 6/1 – Houston, TX (Free Press Summer Festival)
6/2 – Shreveport, LA
6/3 – New Orleans, LA
6/5 – Charlotte, NC
6/7 – New York, NY (Governors Ball Festival)
6/12 – 6/15 – Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo Festival)
7/19 – Louisville, KY (Forecastle Festival)
7/20 – St. Louis, MO
7/21 – Milwaukee, WI
7/23 – Chicago, IL
7/24 – Chicago, IL
7/27 – Pittsburgh, PA
7/28 – Detroit, MI
7/30 – Detroit, MI
7/31 – Toronto, ON
8/1 – 8/3 – Montreal, QC (Osheaga Music & Arts Festival)

Watch Outkast at Coachella below

Outkast Tracklist

B.O.B. – 1:22
Gasoline Dreams – 6:12
ATLiens – 8:40
Skew It On The Bar-B – 11:43
Rosa Parks – 13:33
Da Art of Storytellin’, Pt. 1 – 18:08
Aquemini – 21:26
Spottieottiedopaliscious – 26:17
Bowtie – (Big Boi) – 29:15
Shutterbugg – (Big Boi) – 32:34
Ghetto Musick – (Big Boi) – 34:41
Tightrope – (Janelle Monae & Big Boi) – 36:48
I’m On It (Kryptonite) – (Big Boi) – 41:21
Vibrate – (Andre 3000) – 43:37
She Lives In My Lap – (Andre 3000) – 45:42
Prototype – (Andre 3000) – 49:11
Behold A Lady – (Andre 3000) – 54:23
Roses – 58:45
Same Damn Time – (Future) (snippet) 1:04:22
Ain’t No Way Around It [Remix] (Future, Big Boi & Young Jeezy) 1:05:06
Benz Friendz (Whatchutola) – (Future & Andre 3000) – 1:08:32
Hootie Hoo – 1:11:00
Elevators (Me & You) – 1:13:06
Ms. Jackson – 1:17:27
So Fresh, So Clean – 1:19:41
The Way You Move – (Big Boi) – 1:23:19
Hey Ya – (Andre 3000) – 1:26:42

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