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Three bands we are most excited for at Northern Invasion 2018

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:09 AM (PST)

Hey gang. ToolAvenged SevenfoldA Perfect Circle and Alice In Chains cap off the rock solid lineup for the fourth annual Northern InvasionSaturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, Wisconsin, just outside the Twin Cities. We decided to compile a little list today of the three sets we are most excited for at the event.

Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle said, “Looking forward to playing material from the new A Perfect Circle release at Northern Invasion. Bringing new songs to life in a live setting is always exciting.”

Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots commented, Stone Temple Pilots are beyond thrilled to be playing Northern Invasion 2018. We are back! It’s going to be a killer weekend of great music—great fun.”

“We spent a lot of time listening to our loyal Invasion fan base over these last several months to create a lineup that celebrates some of the rock legends along with delivering on our reputation for inviting the hottest up-and-comers in the genre,” said Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Northern Invasion. “Having heroes like ToolAvenged SevenfoldAlice In Chains, and Stone Temple Pilots matched with new sensations like Parkway DriveBlack Veil Brides, and Red Sun Rising, I think the fans will respond well. It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend!”

Check out our bands to watch at Northern Invasion short list BELOW.

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Rush’s Geddy Lee says he would consider making another solo album

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:42 AM (PST)

geddy leeRush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee released only one solo album 15 years ago, but in a recent interview with the A.V. Club, he said that he would “definitely” consider making another solo album in the future. On what it was like writing an album without his longtime Rush bandmates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, Geddy states:

“That was a real interesting period for me. It was tough, because I had planned to do some jamming with my dear friend Ben Mink, who is an amazing musician, producer, and songwriter in his own right, and a violinist and guitarist. Because we had been friends for so long, and we had never actually made a record together aside from him playing on the song ‘Losing It’ from our ‘Signals’ album, we had always planned that some time when the band was on a break, we would just get together and start writing together and see what happened. We were planning to do that, and suddenly tragedy struck Neil’s life. His daughter was taken from him in a car accident, and everything got really weird and it was just a horrible period. So I decided after a few months this idea of working with Ben might be a real tonic for me, because I didn’t know really whether there would ever be another Rush album. I had no idea; it was not something we were focused on, and people get through tragedies in different ways. I was kind of going crazy and needed something to focus on, so this project that was sort of in the back of my mind with Ben suddenly became critical so we started getting together in my home studio in Toronto and I would go to his place in Vancouver and over a series of months we gathered a whole bunch of material together and then we decided to go for it and make the record.”

Geddy’s only solo album My Favorite Headache was released way back in 2000. As for Rush, they haven’t released any new material since the release of their latest album Clockwork Angels, which was released in 2012, but they’ve toured on and off since then.

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RIP Scott Weiland

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:17 PM (PST)

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Core was the first cd my pops ever bought me. RIP Scott. Fuckin’ drag. I still respect dude for how Purple made all the indie rockers begrudgingly admit that STP was fuckin’ cool. The story is developing and I think TMZ Broke it. I saw it first on Mitchell Sunderland‘s Twitter feed.

Really glad I haven’t done heroin since 1998, if that’s what the cause was…though I feel morbid speculating. Hope he went out smellin’ like a rose and is dancin’ like a maniac up to the pearly gates.

 

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Led Zeppelin alternate version of “Black Dog” is raw and fiery

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 6:10 PM (PST)

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Led Zeppelin are preparing new editions of my fave two Zep albums , IV and Houses Of The Holy, for release on Oct. 28th. Lest ye think you have heard everything you need to from Zep over many years of hearing them on classic rock radio, go to Rolling Stone and listen to this version of “Black Dog” HERE. You’ll thank me.

Now if only 3 Inches of Blood would cover “The Battle Of Evermore” I could make my way back to the Misty Mountains.

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Rush’s Alex Lifeson says the band is taking a year off

Posted by GageT on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM (PST)

alex-lifeson-rush-275x275Alex Lifeson, guitarist for Canadian rock legends Rush told Billboard.com that the band is currently taking a break following their world tour in support of the their latest album, Clockwork Angels.

“We’ve committed to taking about a year off,” Lifeson said. “We all agreed when we finished this tour [in early August] we were going to take this time off and we weren’t going to talk about band stuff or make any plans. We committed to a year, so that’s going to take us through to the end of next summer, for sure. That’s the minimum. We haven’t stopped or quit. Right now we’re just relaxing. We’re taking it easy and just enjoying our current employment.”

Fans shouldn’t be worried though. Even though there aren’t concrete plans for a new album, Lifeson said some writing will likely happen in 2014: “We enjoy writing and working together and I wouldn’t doubt that some time in the New Year we’ll probably gravitate towards each other and start doing some writing.”

He added: “It’s going to be interesting to see where we do go next. You know, the album is dying as a format. We’re so used to it and we’re so old school in that format, but will we get more mileage by doing a few new songs at a time, or do we do another album? It’s hard to say what the future holds, and it’s just changing so rapidly. It’s always hard to speculate where you’re going to go.”

 

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Rush not releasing new live DVD in May

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:37 PM (PST)

According to MusicTap.com, the same website that reported that Rush were going to release their new live DVD Clockwork Angels Live on May 21st, the release date for band’s new live DVD has now been pushed back to this fall. No exact reason for this has been explained.

Rush’s latest studio album, Clockwork Angels, was released last June.

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Rush to release new live DVD in May?

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM (PST)

According to MusicTap.com, progressive rock icons Rush new DVD Clockwork Angels Live will be released on May 21st on Concord. No further more information about this has been given, but we’ll keep you posted as official details surface.

Rush’s latest studio album, Clockwork Angels, was released last June.

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According to a recent interview with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Scott Weiland is not in Stone Temple Pilots in anymore. Slash states that the reason Weiland has left STP is that he wants to rejoin Velvet Revolver, which also features Slash and two other former members of Guns N’ Roses (Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum). Slash clarifies:

“That’s because he got fired from STP. I think, all things considered, because these things always catch me by surprise, too, because I only find out about it through the media. I’m on the road in another country and I start hearing all this stuff, so I inquire within, and that’s what I was told.”

You can watch the interview here.

If confirmed, there is currently no indication whether Weiland’s departure from STP will affect the making of their next album or result in another break up. As for Velvet Revolver, they have been on a semi-hiatus since Weiland was fired from the band in 2008, but never found a permanent replacement for him.

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Jason Bonham explains why Led Zeppelin reunion tour never happened

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 5:31 PM (PST)

Last Wednesday, Jason Bonham, the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, was in the studio at 98.7 The Gater in West Palm Beach, Florida to talk with Andy Preston about the band’s brand new CD/DVD Celebration Day.

In the interview, Jason was asked why a Led Zeppelin reunion tour never materialized after their 2007 one-off gig at the O2 Arena in London, where he filled in for his late father on the drums. He stated that he and frontman Robert Plant spoke very long and hard about it, and that the reason a reunion tour never happened was because of personal reasons. Jason also claimed that Plant told him that his father was the drummer of Led Zeppelin and that he “struggles sometimes just thinking about trying to create some magic again when he’s not there… He was a very, very dear friend of mine that I miss every day.”

You can watch the 14-minute video of the interview here.

As reported yesterday, three of the surviving members of Led Zeppelin are reuniting on Monday (December 3rd) for an appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman”.

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Led Zeppelin to reunite on the “Late Show With David Letterman”

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:39 PM (PST)

Led Zeppelin are apparently up to something. This coming Monday (December 3rd), its surviving members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will reunite as guests on the “Late Show With David Letterman” when the program broadcasts from Washington D.C.

Led Zeppelin broke up back in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham, and have reunited occasionally since then, with his son Jason filling in for him.

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Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin have no plans to reunite

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:44 PM (PST)

Even though they have a movie coming up called Celebration DayLed Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page told Rolling Stone that the iconic rock legends have no plans to reunite one more time. He explains:

“The thing about Led Zeppelin was that it was always four musicians at the top of their game, but they could play like a band. Even in the first couple of rehearsal days, running up to the O2, we were playing pretty good. But we really wanted to shine as a band. . . I wanted people to feel, ‘They’re taking this seriously.'”

Then he adds, “I think if there had been any more concerts to be done, we’d already be talking about them. So I don’t see it. Celebration Day is a testament to what we did in 2007. There it is.”

Led Zeppelin broke up back in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham, and have reunited occasionally since then, with his son Jason filling in for him.

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Rush’s “Fly By Night” featured in new car commercial

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM (PST)

One of Rush‘s well-known songs “Fly By Night” is featured in a new advertising campaign for the 2013 VW Passat. The 30-second commercial features a businessman stopping at a traffic light and rocking out to the song by playing air drums at the intersection. You can check out the video here.

“Fly By Night” is the title track from Rush’s second studio album, which was originally released in 1975 on Mercury Records.

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Led Zeppelin reunion show to be released in movie theaters

Posted by Metal Dude on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6:35 PM (PST)

Following last week’s reports on a new live DVD and CD from Led Zeppelin, there have now been reports that their legendary reunion performance at the Ahmet Ertegun  tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena back in 2007 will also be released in movie theaters.

According to Cineplex.com, the movie is called Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day and is set to premiere in theaters on October 17th. Here’s a description from the report:

“On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin.

Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plantwere joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalogue including landmark tracks ‘Whole Lotta Love’, ‘Rock And Roll’, ‘Kashmir’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’.

Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band’s first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery.

Now, for the first time, fans in over 40 territories worldwide will be able to get a front row seat to experience this historic event in glorious highdefinition and incredible surround sound. Experience it on the big screen for a strictly limited period only.”

The reunion show was notable for being one of Led Zeppelin’s shows with Jason Bonham filling in for his late father John on drums.

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Led Zeppelin reunion show to be released on DVD and CD?

Posted by Metal Dude on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 8:43 PM (PST)

According to a report on Blabbermouth, Led Zeppelin‘s legendary reunion performance at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007 will finally be released on DVD and CD in November. The source is also reporting that the set will consist of a double DVD accompanied by two CDs.

The reunion show was notable for being one of Led Zeppelin’s shows with Jason Bonham filling in for his late father John on drums.

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Listen to the first chapter of Rush’s “Clockwork Angels: The Novel”

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM (PST)

RollingStone.com is offering an exclusive premiere of the first chapel of the upcoming Rush novel “Clockwork Angels”, the landmark literary collaboration between Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart and bestselling sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson.

Go here to check out the first chapter of the novel.

Last June, Rush released Clockwork Angels (the album). The novel version is supposed to surface this month.

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