Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Kurt Cobain & More – Q101 Music News For 7/30/14

Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Kurt Cobain & More – Q101 Music News For 7/30/14

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Lenny Kravitz Premiers “Sex”

Lenny Kravitz has released his new song “Sex” from his upcoming album “Strut” Due to hit stores on September 23rd. The world tour of “Strut” begins on October 22nd in Moscow. Lenny Kravitz explains why he loves this album. “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.”

Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” Covered By Harp Twins

The Harp Twins are famous for covering songs by Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Aerosmith. Now they can add Ozzy Osbourne to the list. Camille and Kennerly Kitt perform acoustic and electric rock harp internationally.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Coming To Chicago Area

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare as just announced they are appearing in the Chicago area from September 26th to November 1st, at Odeum Expo in Villa Park, Illinois. Opening night also features a one night only concert with Rob Zombie. “I am thrilled to be able to expand the Great American Nightmare to TWO new cities this year,” said Zombie. “My only goal is to make it twice as sick as last year.”

Virgil And The Accelerators Release “Blow To The Head Video

The vidio for “Blow to the head” from Virgil And The Accelerators new album, Army Of Three, has been released. Production was staled on Army Of Three while Tsangarides fought off Legionnaire’s disease, which put him in the hospital for three months. VATA bassist Jack Alexander Timmis says: “He was lucky to come out of it alive.” The album is set to be released on October 6th.

Courtney Love Says Kurt Cobain Biopic May Go Into Production Within The Year

According to Courtney Love, a biopic about Kurt Cobain should go into production within the next year. In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer Courtney Love said that she and her daugher are overseeing the film’s creation, along with Frances Bean Cobain, and Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. The role of Cobain hasn’t been cast yet, but there are few candidates that Love describes as “25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts. Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces.”

Bleachers Go To Number One On The Alternative Rock Charts

Bleachers’ debut hit single “I Wanna Get Better” has hit #1 at Alt radio after only 20 weeks on the chart. Since its launch in February, “I Wanna Get Better” has sold over 200,000 singles and streamed over 4 million times. The album, released on RCA Records, was written and produced by fun.’s Jack Antonoff alongside co-producer John Hill. Last week Bleachers kicked off the Strange Desire World Tour and they will continue to tour throughout the fall. Dates are announced through November 16 in Minneapolis.

Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett Working With Exodus

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett reveals he is working with his pre-Metallica band, Exodus. Hammett is in their new album Blood In, Blood Out, and will play with Exodus tonight in San Diego. Hammett is in town for the massive San Diego Comic Con, as he is expanding his line of Kirk Von Hammett Toys of classic monster movie icons. Metallica, recently released a new track called “Lords Of Summer,” he told Rolling Stone that “Whether the songs will actually sound like ‘Lords of Summer’ or not remains to be seen, because we still have to write them, but that’s the general direction we’re headed in. I want to make a quick album, but I just know that’s not realistic.”

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder At Wrigley Field

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder was at Wrigley Field on Thursday night.He threw out the first pitch and even sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” in the seventh inning. He was there with his family to honor his uncle John, who took him to his first ballgame.

Jack White At Farm Aid 2014

Farm Aid will be held on September 13th in Raleigh, NC at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 1 at 10 a.m. ET. Some of the other performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, New Orleans, Jamey Johnson, Delta Rae, Carlene Carter and more.

Godsmack’s New “1000hp” Album Due For Release August 5th

Godsmack’s new album, 1000hp, is set to be released on August 5th. Along with that, you can catch them on tour with the 2014 Rockstar Uproar Festival, see dates below

8/15 — Clarkston, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/16 — Peru, Ill. — Illinois Valley Regional Airport
8/17 — Cincinnati, Ohio — PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
8/19 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE
8/20 — Uncasville, Ct. — Mohegan Sun
8/22 — Syracuse, N.Y. — New York State Fairgrounds
8/23 — Mt. Pocono, Pa. — Mt. Airy Casino Resort
8/24 — Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center
8/26 — Camden, N.J. — Susquehanna Bank Center
8/27 — Gilford, N.H. — Meadowbrook Pavilion
8/29 — Simpsonville, S.C. — Charter Amphitheater
8/30 — Tampa, Fla. — MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/31 — Gulfport, Miss. — CPR Fest
9/2 — Grand Prairie, Texas — Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
9/3 — Corpus Christi, Texas — Concrete Street Amphitheater
9/5 — Bonner Springs, Kan. — Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
9/6 — Sioux City, Iowa — Tyson Event Center
9/7 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Zoo Amphitheatre
9/9 — Denver, Colo. — 1STBANK Center
9/11 — Post Falls, Idaho — Greyhound Park
9/12 — Auburn, Wash. — White River Amphitheatre
9/14 — Sacramento, Calif. — Discovery Park
9/16 — Irvine, Calif. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/17 — Las Vegas, Nev. — The Joint
9/20 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Isleta Amphitheatre
9/21 — Tucson, Ariz. — Kino Veterans Memorial

Listen To Seether’s ‘Isolate and Medicate’ Album On Demand Below

Listen to the entire album below and catch Seether on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour with Godsmack and others beginning August 15th.

FRI, AUG 15, 2014

DTE Energy Music Theatre
SAT, AUG 16, 2014

Illinois Valley Regional Airport
SUN, AUG 17, 2014

Riverbend Music Center
TUE, AUG 19, 2014

Stage AE
WED, AUG 20, 2014

Mohegan Sun
FRI, AUG 22, 2014

NY State Fair
SAT, AUG 23, 2014

Mt. Airy Casino Resort
SUN, AUG 24, 2014

Klipsch Music Center
TUE, AUG 26, 2014

Susquehanna Bank Center
WED, AUG 27, 2014

Meadowbrook Pavilion
FRI, AUG 29, 2014

Charter Amphitheater
SAT, AUG 30, 2014

Midflorida Credit Amphitheatre
SUN, AUG 31, 2014

CPR Fest
TUE, SEP 2, 2014

Verizon Theatre
WED, SEP 3, 2014

Concrete Street Amphitheater
FRI, SEP 5, 2014

Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
SAT, SEP 6, 2014

Tyson Event Center
SUN, SEP 7, 2014

Zoo Amphitheatre
TUE, SEP 9, 2014

1STBANK Center
THU, SEP 11, 2014

Greyhound Park
FRI, SEP 12, 2014

White River Amphitheatre
TUE, SEP 16, 2014

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
SAT, SEP 20, 2014

Isleta Amphitheatre

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