Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters & More – Q101 Music News For August 12th 2014

Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters & More – Q101 Music News For August 12th 2014

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…from a recent interview with Alice In Chains drummer Sean Kinney on classic rock station 96.5 The Fox…


Interviewer: How does it make you feel that people can go cherry-pick songs? I mean you spend all this time crafting and writing and recording this album of songs, then people can go, ‘Well I dig this one tune, I’m going to buy this and that’s it.”

Sean Kinney: Well that’s just the way it is, so I don’t want to put any energy into that. That’s just how it is, and you can do anything about that.

But then you have these Spotifys and Pandoras where you get access to almost every piece of recorded music on the planet.

And then that’s great for the consumer, but for every person who’s ever recorded music it’s a f–king ripoff (oops I swore on the radio).

Because, you know, people are starting to post their checks; you get 10 million plays of your song and you get a check for $111. It’s a weird time we live in, it’s a real balancing act. And, so basically, you’d hope that you have an audience and you can tour, and try to break even or maybe make a little bit to make a living on tour.

But it costs a lot: gas prices aren’t lower and instruments aren’t lower, those things don’t cost less.

So, I really don’t know how to deal with that, it is what it is. We just go about it doing what we want and playing music, and if it comes to a time when we can’t afford to go to places — and we invest to go to places, and we’re not leaving with a briefcase of dough. And when we can’t do that, then we just won’t be able to do it.


Image: promotional image of Sean Kinney for Sabian cymbals; licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Foo Fighters Announce HBO Documentary

The Foo Fighters announced that their new album will be accompanied by an HBO documentary series called Sonic Highways. The release date is set for November 10th. All eight tracks on Sonic Highways were recorded separately in eight different U.S. cities with different collaborators. The 180-gram vinyl album includes a download card and comes in an assortment of nine different covers including eight variants each themed for one of the cities in which the album was recorded: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

“This album is instantly recognizable as a Foo Fighters record, but there’s something deeper and more musical to it,” Dave Grohl says in a statement. “I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our ‘sound’.”

Sonic Highways clocks tracks:

1. Something From Nothing
2. The Feast and The Famine
3. Congregation
4. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
5. Outside
6. In The Clear
7. Subterranean
8. I Am A River

Linkin Park Goes 3D

Linkin Park team up with a company called Staramba for their ‘Carnivores’ tour to provide an interesting 3D experience.

Staramba will have a state-of-the-art photogrammatic body scan machine on hand during the ‘Carnivores’ tour where fans can get a scan of themselves that will create a 3D figure of themselves along with one of the Linkin Park band members. Watch the video below to see exactly how it all works:

Finch, Maps & Atlases and Weatherbox Tour Dates

Finch reunited in 2012 for the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘What It Is To Burn.’ After initially planning to play one show, that turned into two, then an entire tour, then several tours including a stint on this summer’s Warped Tour.

Finch, Maps & Atlases And Weatherbox Tour Dates
9/30/14 – San Diego, Calif. – Casbah
10/4/14 – Santa Ana, Calif. – Observatory
10/8/14 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Hard Rock
10/10/14 – Salt Lake City, Utah – In The Venue
11/11/14 – Denver, Colo. – Summit Music Hall
10/13/14 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Mill City Nights
10/14/14 – Chicago, Ill. – Bottom Lounge
10/15/14 – Detroit, Mich. – St. Andrews
10/17/14 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Mr. Smalls
10/18/14 – New York, N.Y. – Gramercy Theater
10/19/14 – Philadelphia, Pa. – EFC
10/20/14 – Boston, Mass. – Paradise
10/22/14 – Baltimore, Md. – Soundstage
10/23/14 – Raleigh, N.C. – Lincoln Theater
10/24/14 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Freebird
10/25/14 – Orlando, Fla. – The Beacham
10/26/14 – Atlanta, Ga. – Masquerade
10/28/14 – Houston, Texas – Warehouse
10/29/14 – San Antonio, Texas – Backstage Live
10/30/14 – Austin, Texas – Red 7
11/1/14 – Tucson, Ariz. – TBD
11/2/14 –Phoenix, Ariz. – Joes Grotto
11/5/14 – San Francisco, Calif. – Slims
11/6/14 – Sacramento, Calif. – Slims
11/7/14 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Roxy
11/8/14 – Ventura, Calif. – Ventura Theatre

Slipknot‘s Knotfest 2014

Knotfest 2014 begins on Oct. 24 with a VIP and Camping Kickoff Party featuring Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Butcher Babies, Chelsea Grin and Alterbeast.

Oct. 25th’s lineup consists of Slipknot headlining the main stage with Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society and Hatebreed. One of the side stages will feature Testament, Carcass, Maximum the Hormone, King 810 and Man With a Mission. There will also be a side stage with In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada, Butcher Babies, Miss May I and One OK Rock. Meanwhile, the Extreme Stage will feature Satyricon, Otep, Prong, Amen and Immolation.

Slipknot back on Sunday Oct. 26th with Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, Atreyu, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, DevilDriver, Veil of Maya, Nothing More, Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, Upon a Burning Body, Anti Mortem, Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Attika 7, Exmortus and Rattlehead.

Five Fingers Want To Better The Lives Of Veterans

Five Finger Death Punch use their video ‘Wrong Side of Heaven’ to shine a spotlight on the plight of homeless military veterans and the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

“We wanted to do something impactful to help our veterans in need.
 With this video and the accompanying campaign we hope to shed more light on the seriousness of their issues. The statistics are shocking, and if any change is to take place it will start with general public awareness.

We have been playing numerous military shows but wanted to do more; educate, reach out and donate to the organizations that are making a difference to better the lives of our veterans.”

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