Posts Tagged ‘highlights’

Bullet for My Valentine’s Matt Tuck on ‘Riot’ Riff: ‘It Was So Annoying That It Was Cool’

Simone Joyner, Getty Images Bullet for My Valentine are enjoying the success of their current single ‘ Riot ,’ but frontman Matt Tuck tells Loudwire that the song’s start initially struck them perhaps in the wrong way. He recalls of the track’s beginnings, “It was just that, ‘De-da-de-lada-dow-dow,’ that annoying riff that we had that was the intro of the song. It was a riff that Padge had on one of the songs he was kind of writing so we offered to finish it. It was so annoying that it was cool.” Once the band got past the initial ‘annoyance,’ Tuck says he and the group began to envision grander plans for the song. “I could just hear it being live in a big arena. I thought it would be an amazing song, so we kind of stole that riff from Padge, wrote the rest of the song musically and it was so in-your-face and direct and punk rock that it had that rebellious spirit and anarchy and punk rock, and I just thought ‘Riot’ was a perfect kind of theme for the song really,” explains the frontman. The singer says it’s been great so far hearing the “whoa-oh-oh’s” back from the audiences, as the band recently played a show in Cardiff before returning to the States. Tuck says, “I think it’s definitely going to be one of the highlights of the Bullet shows for years to come. It’s just an undeniably catchy kind of rock song. I just know it’ll go over live. The tempo’s perfect, the lyrics are nice, the melody’s cool and there’s that flashy section in the middle where you can get circle pits going. It’s kind of the perfect modern kind of metal tune in my eyes, you know what I mean? So yeah, it’s good.” Bullet for My Valentine fans will be able to hear ‘Riot’ on the band’s HardDriveLive trek with Halestorm. To see the dates for the tour, click here . And check back very shortly for our full interview with Matt Tuck. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/bullet-for-my-valentine-temper-temper-album-review/” title=”Next: Read Our Review of Bullet for My Valentine’s ‘Temper Temper’ Album” align=”center”]

Green Day To Offer Advance Look at New Documentary ‘¡Quatro!’

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire Green Day have already given us ‘¡Uno!’ and ‘¡Dos!,’ with ‘¡Tre!’ on the horizon, and now comes word that they’ll follow the album trilogy with ‘¡Quatro!,’ a new documentary. Fans will get an advance look at what’s to come with a highlights special that will air in the coming weeks. VH1 will get first shot at the special, with the network airing it Nov. 28 at midnight, followed by airings on MTV2 and Palladia Nov. 30. Palladia will re-air the highlights special, with nine more runs scheduled throughout the month of December. ‘¡Quatro!’ was directed by Tim Wheeler and produced by Tim Lynch for Farm League. Bassist Mike Dirnt says, “Over the last year while we were recording our trilogy, we posted multiple clips every week so fans can see part of the recording process of ‘¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!, and ‘¡Tre!.’ ‘¡Quatro!’ brings our fans one step closer by giving them even more access and revealing what it was like for us to make these records.” The full-length version of ‘¡Quatro!’ is expected to arrive next year. The band, which is currently off the road while Billie Joe Armstrong continues rehab, is hoping to resume touring in the New Year, though they’ve postponed their previously scheduled postponed January and February shows. *FULL LIST OF AIRDATES AND TIMES FOR ¡QUATRO!: NOVEMBER 28th VH1 Midnight 30th MTV2 During 120 Minutes 30th Palladia 9PM & 12AM DECEMBER 1st Palladia 5PM 3rd Palladia 1PM 4th Palladia 1AM 6th Palladia 8PM 8th Palladia 5PM 11th Palladia 3PM & 10PM 13th Palladia 6PM 17th Palladia 12AM 22nd Palladia 10AM *Check Your Local Listings [button href=”http://loudwire.com/green-day-dos-album-review/” title=”Next: Green Day ‘Dos’ – Album Review” align=”center”]

Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley Mourns the Loss of His Mother

Jim Dyson, Getty Images There’s been a loss in the Kiss family, as singer Paul Stanley is mourning the death of his mother, Eva Eisen. Eisen passed away Saturday (Sept. 29) at the age of 88. The official cause of death was not given. The vocalist has not only credited his mother with his love of music, but stated that she has always been there to support him through his musical endeavors, often turning up at Kiss shows. Kiss had recently come off the road, finishing “ The Tour ” with Motley Crue that was one of the highlights of the summer concert season. The band’s new album, ‘ Monster ,’ arrives Oct. 9. Stanley made a public statement about his loss at the Kiss website . It read: My mother found so much pleasure and fulfillment in all the various types of music that she loved so. It was through her that I, too, found that same passion. She lived long enough to see, enjoy and love an extended family that included her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She found numerous ways to contribute to her community and was appreciated and loved by those who knew her. My mom was the matriarch of our family and words cannot express our loss. His bandmates also chimed in with their thoughts and condolences in a brief posting. It read: From the earliest days of Kiss until recently, Eva was always seen by fans at New York-area shows. We send our deepest sympathies to Paul and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Loudwire wishes to send our condolences to Paul Stanley and his family on their loss. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/beyond-the-bridge-guitarist-keyboardist-simon-oberender-passes-away/” title=”Next: See Other Rockers We’ve Lost in 2012″ align=”center”]

Foo Fighters Pull Out Rare Performance of ‘Aurora’ for Outside Lands Festival

It’s debatable of where the music hot spot was over the weekend, but one of the highlights was Foo Fighters‘ set at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival. ? Foo Fighters marked the occasion by pulling out a rarely played song for the show. Dave Grohl told the audience that it was a special show and the band had been working on the song ‘Aurora’ to play live specifically for the event.

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