Black Veil Brides, Judas Priest & More – Q101 Music News For Sept. 12th 2014
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Black Veil Brides Unveil Their New Song “Faithless”
“Our new song “Faithless” off of our upcoming self-titled album ‘Black Veil Brides’ is out now!
The support of the BVB Army has been so great for this album that we’ve decided to release it in the US a day early on Oct 27!
We have some brand new pre-order packages available right now including a BVB plaque, varsity jackets, and more! Get yours while you still can at www.blackveilbrides.net”
Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton, Thought They Were Finished
“I really, truly thought the band were finished,” says Tipton. “We were poised to do a farewell tour and, of course, Ken [K.K.] decided he’d had enough of that. I respect his decision. It must have been a big decision to make. I think we’ve all been through that phase. We’ve been around for 35, 40 years. But we found Richie, and Richie is a small miracle, because the guy is such a great guitar player and he blended in so well first on stage. And then, of course, he’s worked so hard and contributed so much to the album [‘Redeemer Of Souls’] that it’s just a miracle.”
Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways Explained
In an interview with NME bassist Nate Mendel
“We wrote the bulk of the songs back in Los Angeles,” Mendel explains, “so it was more of a matter of experiencing each place learning about the studio and then bringing in guest musicians.
“In Seattle we had Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie; in the desert outside Los Angeles it was Joe Walsh from The Eagles for a classic southern California feel – and, sure enough, suddenly our song has layers of ‘Hotel California’ in it.”
Mendel says the songs are “fairly straight forward Foo Fighters songs and almost every one of them takes a left turn and goes off on some psychic odyssey with guest musicians in the middle.”
Slipknot Makes Announcement On Mask Design
In an interview with Loudwire Taylor says: “We wanted to make something that looked unified but stayed with the spirit of what the band is all about. Instead of trying to find something that was individualistic, Clown designed a mask that the drummer and bass player will both wear.
“On one hand they get a mask but at the same time, it’s not an individual mask that we in the band use. We knew any attempt to do anything like that might be taken as disrespectful, but at the same time, it’s part of the way of moving, getting past the hardest steps.
“We decided we would come up with a mask that works for both the bassist and the drummer, and that’s what they wear on stage.”
ZZ Top Reschedule Tour Dates To Allow Dusty Hill Time To Recover
Rescheduled Dates- tickets for the original dates will be honored on the following dates:
05/01/15 – Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
05/02/15 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05/07/15 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
05/08/15 – W. Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
05/09/15 – Saint Augustine, FL – Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
05/10/15 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
The following dates have been canceled and will not be rescheduled:
9/25/2014 – Bloomsburg, PA-Bloomsburg Fair
9/26/2014 – West Springfield, MA-The Big E Festival
9/27/2014 – Portland, ME-Maine State Pier
10/8/2014 – Ft. Wayne, IN-Foellinger Theatre – Outdoor
10/15/2014 – Columbia , SC-South Carolina State Fair Grandstand
Drowning Pool Announce ‘Sinner’ Tour Dates
Their facebook page reads as follows: Drowning Pool celebrates “Sinner” with the unLUCKy Thirteenth Anniversary Sinner Tour! Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at 10AM Local Time…http://drowningpool.com/
Drowning Pool unLUCKy 13th Anniversary ‘Sinner’ Tour Dates:
10/22 — Jefferson, La. — Southport Hall
10/23 — Destin, Fla. — Club LA
10/24 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Jack Rabbits
10/25 — Mobile, Ala. — Soul Kitchen
10/26 — Cape Coral, Fla. — Dixie Roadhouse
10/28 — Fredericksburg, Va. — Hard Times
10/29 — Virginia Beach, Va. — Shakas
10/30 — Lynchburg, Va. — Phase 2
10/31 — Fostoria, Ohio — The New Nest
11/1 — Macomb, Ill. — The Outskirts
11/2 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — The District
11/4 — Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Black Sheep
11/5 — Denver, Colo. — Marquis Theatre
11/6 — Grand Junction, Colo. — Mesa Theater & Lounge
11/7 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Murray Theater
11/8 — Las Vegas, Nev. — LVCS
11/13 — Seattle, Wash. — Studio Seven
11/14 — Spokane, Wash.– Knitting Factory Concert House
11/15 — Missoula, Mont. — Stage 112
11/16 — Billings, Mont. — Babcock Theatre
11/18 — Minot, N.D. — The Original Bar and Nightclub
11/19 — Spring Lake Park, Minn. — Pov’s
11/21 — Racine, Wis. — RT 20
11/22 — Ringle, Wis. — Q and Z Expo Center
11/23 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoes
11/26 — Joplin, Mo. — Rock 3405
Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Says Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Dead!
Dee Snider post on facebook reads as follows:
POINT / COUNTER POINT: “ROCK ‘N’ ROLL AIN’T DEAD” by Dee Snider
Recently, my esteemed colleague, Gene Simmons of Kiss declared that “Rock ‘n’ Roll is finally dead”. Really?
While I have nothing but respect for Gene, he couldn’t be further off the mark. Yes, the rock ‘n’ roll “business model” that helped Kiss (and my band for that matter) achieve fame and fortune is most certainly long dead and buried, but rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well and thriving on social media, in the streets, and in clubs and concert halls all over the world. And the bands playing it are more genuine and heartfelt than ever because they are in it for one reason: the love of rock ‘n’ roll.
Spend some time seeing and listening to these incredible young bands and their rabid fans and you will know that rock ‘n’ roll couldn’t be more alive. Yes, it’s not the same as it was for the first 50 years of rock’s existence, but the fire definitely still burns.
And it wasn’t some 15 year old kid in Saint Paul, Minnesota (to paraphrase Mr. Simmons) who killed the rock ‘n’ roll goose that laid the platinum egg…it was greedy, big city, record company moguls who made their own velvet noose to hang themselves with. It was they who took advantage of the consumer (and the artist for that matter) and drove them to use an alternative source of music presented to them.
For example, take the bill of goods the record industry sold the mainstream public when introducing the CD format. “We have to charge more for it, because it’s a new technology and there’s a cost to setting up the infrastructure to produce them.” The consumer believed them–it made sense–so they paid a $18.98 list price for a product they had been paying $7.99 list for previously. After all “you can’t break a CD with a hammer!” (Remember that?)
But when the infrastructure was in place and paid for in full, and the cost of producing a CD dropped to less than a dollar, did the record companies roll back the list price in kind? Not on your life. They weren’t about to do the right thing and cut their increased revenue stream. Those fat cats were enjoying their ill-gotten gains way too much.
So when the general public finally realized they were being had, and the opportunity arose for them to stick it to the man, what did they do? The same thing their Woodstock Nation, baby boomer parents had done when they had their chance…they stuck it and they stuck it good. Does anyone remember Abbey Hoffman’s “Steal this Book”, the massive selling, early 70’s hippy guide “focused on ways to fight the government, and against corporations in any way possible.” Multiply that by a googolplex.
Is it hard to make it rock ‘n’ roll? You bet. Always was, always will be. Will rockers make as much money as they did “back in the day”? Probably not. But that won’t stop them, and they’ll be motivated by a much more genuine love of the art, and great rock will continue to be produced, played and embraced by rock fans.
So in conclusion: Record company executives killed the old rock ‘n’ roll business model…and Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Dead!
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