Posts Tagged ‘rock’

Nikki Sixx Working on New Sixx: A.M. Song During Motley Crue’s Australian Tour

Nikki Sixx may be touring down under with Motley Crue in Australia, but the bassist is keeping his mind creatively occupied with ideas for his other band Sixx: A.M. as well. In his latest Australian tour journal, the bassist reveals that he’s been working on new music during his downtime on the road.

Tommy Lee Sued by Florida Photographer Over Alleged Altercation

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee  is currently facing legal action as the result of an alleged incident with a Florida photographer.

Flyleaf + Drowning Pool Show Off New Vocalists at New York City Show

Each featuring a new lead vocalist, co-headlining acts Flyleaf and Drowning Pool put on one hell of a show last night (Feb. 28) in New York City for an intimate performance at Irving Plaza.

Scott Weiland Claims ‘No One Can Be Fired’ From Stone Temple Pilots in New Video Interview

This week has been a chaotic one for Stone Temple Pilots . Founding member and vocalist Scott Weiland was officially fired from the group, much to his surprise, leaving the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz without a singer. However, in a new interview with TMZ,  Weiland is insisting that he is still a member of Stone Temple Pilots, and that his firing was a publicity stunt to bring attention to the act. Continue Reading

Mark Tremonti: New Alter Bridge Album To Be Packed With ‘High Energy’ Songs

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Mark Tremonti is currently winding down the latest North American tour leg for his self-titled band, and Alter Bridge  are about to become his primary focus. The guitarist tells Billboard that after meeting briefly earlier this year, the band is ready to resume work on a new disc and has the beginnings of the effort in place. He explained, “[We have] about five songs outlined [for the new album] … All of them are kind of real high-energy, just real fun rock/metal. We want to not be predictable. We want to make it a little surprising and we’re having fun with it.” At present, Alter Bridge are planning to regroup in late April and hope to begin recording their new album in earnest this summer, with a tour tentatively slated for September. As for the Tremonti band and their plans, the guitarist admits that he might line up some shows during breaks in Alter Bridge’s schedule, just as frontman Myles Kennedy is planning to do with Slash . “It’s always good when you’re recording a record to go take a break and come back,” says the guitarist. “That way you can make sure it’s still exciting and fresh to you.” The rocker says he’s also thinking about a second album from Tremonti, but admits that it will take a back seat to his other bands for the immediate future. “We’re going to just keep pushing the limits of what we can do,” says Tremonti. “We’ll try to be as heavy and progressive as we can without losing the vocal melodies and the reasons why most people listen to music. I don’t want to be just self-indulgent, but we want to have a lot of fun with it, too.” And as for his other band,  Creed , Tremonti simply states, “It’s Alter Bridge’s year.” [button href=”http://loudwire.com/tremonti-wish-you-well-video/” title=”Next: Watch Tremonti’s ‘Wish You Well’ Video” align=”center”]

Scott Weiland Talks Stone Temple Pilots Future in Pre-Firing Interview

Kevin Winter, Getty Images Stone Temple Pilots  announced that they officially fired  singer  Scott Weiland  yesterday (Feb. 27), which met with a follow-up statement from the frontman in which he revealed that he was surprised by the announcement. “Surprised” is definitely the key word, as Weiland spoke with Rolling Stone earlier this week about the rumors and his future with Stone Temple Pilots and he did not let on that there was trouble on the horizon. In the interview, which took place only a few days ago, Weiland stated, “STP has not broken up. I haven’t quit. I haven’t been fired. We’re talking about when we want to tour next. My personal feeling is that we just need some new blood in the band. It’ll give it new energy, so that we’re not just playing the same greatest hits set we’ve been playing ever since we got back together after I left Velvet Revolver . I’d like to make a new record so it breathes new life into it.” As for hearing that Slash had been the one to make public talk of his firing from STP, the vocalist added, “Slash doesn’t know anything about STP. Those guys wanted to get together to talk about touring, but I don’t think touring right now is the best thing. STP has a legacy, and to protect that is very, very important to me. But to go and do the kind of offers that we were getting would be diminishing the brand, and I don’t want to do that. There are offers right now. There are offers that I passed up on. There’s offers that those guys didn’t want as well. There were some hurt egos, but that’s the way it is. Things are like a family. No one’s ever fired anybody in STP.” Weiland called Stone Temple Pilots “a partnership” and added that it was not uncommon for he or the other members to go off and do their other projects. He concluded, “I’ve always supported them. But no one’s been fired and I haven’t quit, so that’s all hearsay.” Shortly after the interview was conducted, the news of Weiland’s firing became public and he stated that he was unsure of how he could be terminated from the group he founded and fronted and co-wrote some of their biggest hits. He added, “That’s something for the lawyers to figure out.” At present, Weiland is set to head out on tour playing music from STP’s ‘Purple’ and ‘Core’ albums. He adds that he and his solo band cohorts are “halfway finished” with a new disc. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-working-on-new-material-planning-tour/” title=”Next: Scott Weiland Working on Solo Album” align=”center”]

Stone Sour Unveil Trailer for ‘Do Me a Favor’ Animated Video

YouTube It looks as though Corey Taylor ‘s grand plans are all coming together. Shortly after debuting some of the pages and artwork from his ‘House of Gold & Bones’ comics  right here at Loudwire, Taylor and his band  Stone Sour have offered up a trailer for the video of their new single ‘ Do Me a Favor ‘ and it follows in that same animated path. The 45-second clip opens with a caped figure approaching what appears to be an old time church on a stormy night. There are also quick-hitting shots of darkened zombie-esque creatures, weathered warriors, a solitary man waving the masses in for sanctuary and a man of the cloth with a sinister smile watching as an unseen figure flees from the church. What does it all mean? We’ll have to wait and find out, but all of the imagery will play into the ‘Do Me a Favor,’ which is teased in the trailer as “Coming Soon” at the HouseofGoldandBones.com website. As for Taylor’s ‘House of Gold & Bones’ comics, the frontman recently revealed several of the pages from the first issue in the series, as well as the new cover for the third issue in the series. Further details on the comics, including pre-order links, can be found here . Watch Stone Sour’s ‘Do Me a Favor’ Trailer [button href=”http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-new-stone-sour-albums-favorite-childhood-swear-words-more/” title=”Next: Corey Taylor Talks Stone Sour, Comics + More” align=”center”]

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