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Asking Alexandria Record ’80s-Inspired Covers for Digital EP

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Asking Alexandria recently stated that their next album might be more radio-friendly , but before that arrives there’s a free compilation en route that definitely features music familiar to radio listeners. The group has recorded a digital EP titled ‘Under the Influence’ that will be available for free to Revolver Magazine subscribers. The set includes four cover songs, including the band’s take on such classics as Journey ‘s ‘Separate Ways,’ Motley Crue ‘s ‘Kickstart My Heart,’ Whitesnake ‘s ‘Here I Go Again,’ and Def Leppard ‘s ‘Hysteria.’ In addition, the band will tack on their latest single, ‘Run Free,’ for fans to enjoy as well. To get the free EP, simply subscribe to Revolver online here if you’re not already a subscriber. In between wrapping up their summer Mayhem Tour stint and headlining the late 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour , Asking Alexandria found time to work out some new material for their next disc. Guitarist Ben Bruce said of their new music, “[The new album is] a lot more mature. [We may have] a lot of radio singles — what we’re calling radio singles, songs we’re going to push towards radio and try to accelerate our career and get to the next level and hopefully bring our old fans across with us.” But for fans who raised a few eyebrows over those comments, the guitarist assures, “[The rest of it will be] our usual balls-to-the-wall kind of stuff. We spent a long time honing in on our song structures and writing techniques and things like that, but there are still heavy songs on the record. We’re not just going to throw that away and kick our original fan base in the teeth by getting rid of all that. There will still be a lot of riffing and screaming. But we feel like we did find a happy medium between being heavy and then being light enough to be on radio, but still keeping the balls in the songs.” [button href=”http://loudwire.com/asking-alexandria-danny-worsnop-thanks-fans-support-during-sober-summer-touring/” title=”Next: Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop Thanks Fans For Sober Summer” align=”center”]

Lamb of God Ask American Troops and Veterans to Send in Photos for New Video Project

Epic Lamb of God ‘s Randy Blythe free from a Czech prison and the band ready to shred through the United States once again. The ‘Pure American Metal’ act is embarking on a fall 2012 U.S. tour and have asked fans who are or have been in the U.S. military to send in their photos for a patriotic tribute, which will be shown during performances by Lamb of God during the trek. Due to Randy Blythe’s current legal situation in the Czech Republic, Lamb of God are not currently able to tour outside their homeland of the United States, so to commemorate the men and women of the U.S. military, Lamb of God will compile a mound of photos for this new video project. The group is also asking for photos of soldiers who were killed in action to be a part of the compilation, which will be directed by Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton. Lamb of God released the following call to action: Lamb of God is looking to honor the brave men and women of our United States military by incorporating soldier’s names and faces into a video presentation during their upcoming U.S. tour.  If you are in the military, or have a husband, wife, brother, sister, friend or family member who has served or is actively serving, and wish to be included in this video tribute, please take a moment to send a photo to logvideocontent@gmail.com . Please keep the photos under 2MB and include the soldier’s name, military branch, and a brief description of where the soldier is serving or has served. The band is asking for photos of soldiers killed in action, those actively serving, and those who have completed their service to our country. This presentation will be directed by Lamb of God lead guitarist Mark Morton and longtime Lamb of God videographer Doug Spangenberg, and will be seen by tens of thousands of people over the course of Lamb of God’s upcoming U.S. tour. Please send your photos and information in as soon as possible if you would like for you or your loved one to be included in this tribute. Be sure to send any pictures you may have to logvideocontent@gmail.com , and check out Lamb of God on their 2012 U.S. tour with In Flames  and Sylosis , with Hatebreed   and  Hellyeah joining in for certain dates. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-fall-2012-u-s-tour-dates-in-flames-hatebreed-hellyeah-sylosis/” title=”Lamb of God U.S. Tour Dates” align=”center”]

The Cult Plot Digital Release for Prequel Album ‘Weapon of Choice’

Michael Lavine The Cult returned earlier this year with their latest disc ‘Choice of Weapon’ and now the rockers are offering up an insider’s look into the writing and recording process for the album with a new digital release titled ‘Weapon of Choice.’ ‘Weapon of Choice’ is designed to act as a prequel, offering fans an intimate and unique approach to their latest collection of songs from the beginning stages and throughout their development. Lead singer Ian Astbury weighed in on the new creative effort, explaining, “These songs were turned over and over, forged in long rehearsals and writing sessions and emanated from challenges both personal and professional.” Astbury also compared ‘Weapon of Choice’ to ‘Choice of Weapon,’ saying, “In many ways it’s a different album to the one we released and reveals the foundations of ‘Choice of Weapon.’ We were able to close the doors and begin to explore spaces we had not been in for a while.” ‘Weapon of Choice’ will only be available for a two month period on iTunes beginning on Oct. 16. Fans can visit the new website created for the disc and download the free track ‘Twisted and Bleeding.’ The song can also be heard below. ‘Weapon of Choice’ Track Listing: ‘Aurora’ ‘Blackie’ ‘The Bones’ ‘Decado’ ‘Elemental’ ‘Gibraltar’ ‘Twisted and Bleeding’ ‘Militant’ ‘Supreme’ ‘Lucifer’ Listen to ‘Twisted and Bleeding’ From ‘Weapon of Choice’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/the-cult-billy-duffy-talks-choice-of-weapon-touring-around-the-world-more/” title=”Read Our Interview With The Cult’s Billy Duffy” align=”center”]

Foo Fighters Play Last Show for a Long While at New York’s Global Citizen Festival

Theo Wargo, Getty Images It was a bittersweet moment Saturday night in New York’s Park as the Foo Fighters played an electrifying set at the Global Citizen Festival, but also made the announcement during the show that it will be their last performance for an indefinite period of time. Singer Dave Grohl told the audience, “We’re not making a big deal out of this, but this is it. We don’t have any more shows after this. This is it. We don’t have any ones after this. This is the show where we play as many songs as we can in a short period of time because honestly, I don’t know when we’re gonna do it again, but this is the perfect place to do it right now tonight.” The Foo Fighters did make the most of their set time, rocking through nine songs and keeping the energy high throughout. The performance opened with Grohl alone onstage with his guitar, relying on the audience for backup during the opening verses of ‘Times Like These’ before the rest of his band joined midway through to provide the frantic closing to the song. An impressive display of hard-rocking power followed, with ‘All My Life,’ ‘My Hero,’ and ‘Arlandria’ leading the way. The band did work in a few of their mid-tempo favorites like ‘Learn to Fly,’ ‘These Days,’ and ‘Walk’ before rounding out their performance with ‘Best of You’ and ‘Everlong.’ Grohl admitted being torn during the performance, stating, “I wish we could play all night … but I wanna see Neil Young .” He followed that with his announcement about it being the band’s final show for some time. For those worried about the future, it should be noted that Grohl made a similar statement to fans in the U.K. at the end of their overseas tour and then after commentary on the Internet hit a certain point buzzing that a hiatus was coming, Grohl posted his own response downplaying the hiatus talk . What this likely suggests is that the Foo Fighters have come to the end of their ‘Wasting Light’ touring cycle, and will take however much time is needed to re-energize before approaching their next disc. Grohl would later return to the stage, as he and the Black Keys ‘ Dan Auerbach would join headliners Neil Young for the all-star finale of ‘Rockin’ in the Free World.’ In addition to the two musicians, members of Foo Fighters, Band of Horses , and opening act K’Naan all grabbed every available microphone to provide backing vocals on the track. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-bizarre-tour-rider-requests/” title=”Next: Foo Fighters: Bizarre Tour Rider Requests” align=”center”] Watch Foo Fighters Perform ‘Everlong’ at the Global Citizen Festival Watch Foo Fighters Perform ‘Times Like These’ at the Global Citizen Festival Foo Fighters’ Global Citizen Festival Set ‘Times Like These’ ‘All My Life’ ‘My Hero’ ‘Learn to Fly’ ‘Arlandria’ ‘These Days’ ‘Walk’ ‘Best of You’ ‘Everlong’

Eddie Vedder Rips Mitt Romney While Performing at Barack Obama Fundraiser

Gareth Cattermole, Getty Images Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder performed a short set for a Barack Obama fundraiser last night (Sept. 20) in Tampa Bay, Fla. Along with playing for President Obama and a crowd of 85 guests, who paid $20,000 per-person to attend, Vedder had some choice words for Republican candidate Mitt Romney and his recent claims that 47 percent of Americans consider themselves as victims who are entitled to government assistance. According to Rolling Stone , Vedder addressed Romney’s words during the Obama fundraiser. “It’s very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population.” As a supporter of government-funded programs and someone who benefited from those programs before hitting it big with Pearl Jam, Vedder recalled signing up for a government security guard training program. “I’m an example of someone who never made it to university,” Vedder told the crowd. “I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date … It was that job which allowed me to keep affording to guitars and microphones,” the Pearl Jam frontman said. “For me, it all began with that ability to get the proper training for a decent job.” President Obama went on to thank Vedder for his words, while praising the musician’s grassroots rise to fame. “For you to share that story with us, Eddie, speaks volumes not only about you but about this country,” Obama told Vedder. “That story captures better than anything what this campaign is about and what this country is about.” Pearl Jam are scheduled to play a handful of U.S. shows to round out September, before Vedder embarks on a solo tour, which begins in Las Vegas on Halloween night. Check out those dates here . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/2013-albums/” title=”See Pearl Jam on our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2013″ align=”center”] Eddie Vedder Obama Fundraiser Setlist: ‘Rise’ ‘Without You’ ‘Millworker’ ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ (Neil Young cover)

Motley Crue Give Away Free ‘Sex’ for 24 Hours

If Motley Crue fans thought they had to wait until tomorrow’s release of the band’s new single ‘Sex,’ well, surprise! For the next 24 hours the Crue are offering up a free download of the tune as a special thank-you note to their fans. Visit their official website now and submit your email to get your free ‘Sex.’ ‘Sex’ was written and recorded while Motley Crue took over Sin City

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