Posts Tagged ‘summer’

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=”” title=”Next: Watch Tremonti’s ‘Wish You Well’ Video” align=”center”]

Motorhead in the Studio Working on New Album

Motorhead Music If you’re not pumped for Motorhead ‘s new album, we suggest you check your pulse. Just in case you need an extra jolt to keep you on the edge of your seat, a photo has surfaced of frontman Lemmy Kilmister laying down some bass tracks in the studio for Motorhead’s follow-up album to 2010′s ‘The Wörld Is Yours.’ Motorhead are settled in the studio with longtime producer Cameron Webb for the band’s next album, which is expected to drop this summer. BraveWords recently spoke with Lemmy Kilmister to talk about Motorhead’s 21st studio album. “We’ve got 11 songs so far,” says Kilmister. “I’m just writing words to them at the moment, and putting bass and vocals on the tracks. So we’ll see – it will take a little while. It’s going all right though. I did two tracks yesterday.” Some confirmed song titles for the new Motorhead album include ‘Outsider’ and ‘Silence When You Speak to Me,’ As for the release date, Kilmister comments, “We’ve got to get it out by the end of summer.” So there you have it! Motorhead’s 21st studio album will see the light of day during the warmth of summer! Grab your Motorhead headphones , double-fist some Motorhead Shiraz along with a Bastards Lager and get ready for some new material from the rock ‘n’ roll legends. [button href=”” title=”10 Best Motorhead Songs” align=”center”]

Bring Me the Horizon ‘Dedicate’ New Song ‘Antivist’ to Former Guitarist Jona Weinhofen

Epitaph At first it might seem nice that Bring Me the Horizon decided to dedicate a song to a former member, but upon closer inspection of the lyrics of the track, it might not have been a good-natured move. During a recent show in Sydney, the band decided to close their set with ‘Antivist,’ with frontman Oli Sykes proclaiming, “This song is called Antivist.’ It goes out to Jona Weinhofen ,” while flipping the bird The guitarist’s exit from the band was revealed earlier this year , though a prior posting from Weinhofen revealed the acrimony between himself and unnamed members. He stated, “Things in the band have been very tense with a lot of disagreements between myself and certain members who I won’t name. I’m thankful for my time with BMTH and I have met many good friends and been able to travel the world.” As for dedicating the track to Weinhofen, it should be noted that the song features such lyrics as, “ United, we’ll fail, divided we’ll fall. We’re f—ed, but you’re makin’ it worse. United, we’ll fail, divided we’ll fall. Give up, cause you’re makin’ it so much worse .” Bring Me the Horizon are gearing up to release their new ‘Sempiternal’ album, with the single ‘Shadow Moses’ already making big waves. They’ve also announced plans to play the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Watch Bring Me the Horizon Perform ‘Antivist’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Bring Me the Horizon – 2013’s Best Metal Songs” align=”center”]

Trent Reznor-Guided ‘Beats’ Streaming Service to Launch in Summer 2013

Sean Gardner, Getty Images Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine spilled the beans earlier this year that Trent Reznor ‘s involvement with Dr. Dre’s Beats by Dre service involved a new streaming service. Now comes word that the Beats Electronics service will be available beginning this summer. According to Billboard , Iovine revealed during Tuesday’s (Feb. 12) AllThingsD Dive Into Media Conference that the service would simply be called Beats (it had been previously given the tentative title Daisy) and would rely heavily on hand-curated lists in order to differentiate itself from such other streaming services as Spotify, Rhapsody, Muve and Slacker. “We are making tons and tons of curated lists,” said Iovine. “If you go to the gym, we’ll know where you are. So when you wake up in the morning, there will be a list waiting for you.” As for Reznor’s involvement, he’s serving as chief creative officer and is offering his expertise in helping to personalize playlists for each listener. As someone who is overseeing the curation of playlists, he’ll also study algorithms to help determine what might fit each person the best. Iovine stated that they wanted to “marry math with emotion,” and added, “Right now there are only mathematical solutions.” The label chief also explained that Beats plans to give artists access to user data, allowing them the ability to know exactly who their audience is and where their music is being used. [button href=”” title=”Next: Trent Reznor + Atticus Ross Win 2013 Best Score Soundtrack Grammy” align=”center”]

Kyng Forced to Pull Out of Tour With Clutch Due to Injured Band Member

Stephanie Cabral California rock trio Kyng are known as road warriors but they have been forced to drop off their most recent trek with Clutch due to an injury sustained by their bassist Tony Castaneda. Castaneda was involved in an unfortunate auto accident and this unexpected situation will also delay Kyng’s plans to record their sophomore follow up to their debut ‘Trampled Sun’ with producer Jim Rota (Fireball Ministry, Sound City), and Andrew Alekel in Los Angeles this spring. Although the injury has affected the band’s touring schedule and recording plans, Kyng will continue the process of working on their forthcoming record with a planned release for this Summer. Below are a list of Kyng’s canceled tour dates. Clutch will move forward on the road with supporting acts Orange Goblin and Lionize. Texas band Scorpion Kings are set to take the place of Kyng on the bill. [button href=”” title=”Next: Kyng’s Eddie Veliz Talks Life On The Road” align=”center”] Kyng’s Cancelled Tour Dates: March 08 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s March 09 – Nashville, Tenn. – Marathon Music Works March 10 – Sauget, Ill. – Pop’s Concert Venue March 12 – Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom March 14 – Dallas, Texas – The Palladium March 21 – West Hollywood, Calif. – House of Blues Sunset Strip March 22 – Tempe, Ariz. – Marquee Theatre March 26 – San Francisco, Calif. – Regency Ballroom March 27 – Reno, Nev. – Knitting Factory Concert House March 31 – Boise, Idaho. – Knitting Factory April 01 – Missoula, Mo. – Wilma Theatre April 02 – Spokane, Wash. – Knitting Factory Concert House April 03 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Commodore Ballroom April 11 – Des Moines, Iowa – Wooly’s April 12 – Chicago, Ill. – House of Blue’s April 13 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Orbit Room April 18 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Sound Academy April 19 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Stage AE April 20 – Baltimore, Md. – Ram’s Head Live

Black Veil Brides + Bring Me the Horizon Join 2013 Vans Warped Tour Lineup

Mary Ouellette, / Simone Joyner, Getty Images The 2013 Vans Warped Tour just added some harder edge to their lineup with the announcement that both Black Veil Brides and Bring Me the Horizon have signed on for this summer’s bill. The two bands are definitely among the bigger acts playing the festival, with Black Veil Brides already seeing positive turnout for their ‘ Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones ‘ album and Bring Me the Horizon receiving quite the buzz for their upcoming ‘ Sempiternal ‘ disc. Vans Warped officials have been revealing acts for the summer run with weekly announcements, and Black Veil Brides and Bring Me the Horizon were announced this week along with August Burns Red , Never Shout Never and Psycho White. Black Veil Brides are expected to play the entire run, while it’s been revealed that Bring Me the Horizon will be on board for shows between June 19-Aug. 4. The latest group of bands joining the Vans Warped Tour will share the spotlight this summer with Hawthorne Heights, Chiodos, I See Stars , Like Moths to Flames, letlive. , The Black Dahlia Murder , Tonight Alive, blessthefall , Memphis May Fire and more. The Vans Warped Tour launches June 15 at Seattle’s White River Amphitheatre and runs through Aug. 4 at Houston’s Reliant Center Parking Lot. Tickets are available for all of the shows here . To see the full lineup of Vans Warped bands and which dates they are playing, click here . 2013 Vans Warped Tour Dates: 6/15 — Auburn, Wash. — White River Amphitheatre 6/16 — Portland, Ore. — Expo Center Parking Lot 6/19 — Chula Vista, Calif. — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 6/20-1 — Pomona, Calif. — Pomona Fairplex 6/22 — Mountain View, Calif. — Shoreline Amphitheatre 6/23 — Ventura, Calif. — Ventura County Fairground at Seaside Park 6/26 — Las Cruces, N.M. — NMSU Practice Field 6/27 — Mesa, Ariz. — Quail Run Park 6/28 — Las Vegas, Nev. — TBA 6/29 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Utah State Fairpark 6/30 — Denver, Colo. — Sports Authority Field at Mile High 7/3 — Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center 7/5 — Toronto, Ontario — The Flats – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 7/6 — Darien Center, N.Y. — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 7/7 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center 7/9 — Virginia Beach, VA — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 7/10 — Columbia, Md. — Merriweather Post Pavilion 7/11 — Mansfield, Mass. — Comcast Center 7/12 — Camden, N.J. — Susquehanna Bank Center 7/13 — Uniondale, N.Y. — Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 7/14 — Hartford, Ct. — Comcast Theatre 7/16 — Scranton, Pa. — Toyota Pavilion 7/17 — Burgettstown, Pa. — First Niagara Pavilion 7/18 — Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio — Blossom Music Center 7/19 — Auburn Hills, Mich. — The Palace 7/20 — Tinley Park, Ill. — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 7/21 — Shakopee, Minn. — Canterbury Park 7/23 — Kansas City, Kan. — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre 7/24 — Maryland Heights. Mo. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 7/25 — Atlanta, Ga. — Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood 7/26 — St. Petersburg, Fla. — Vinoy Park 7/27 — West Palm Beach, Fla. — Cruzan Amphitheatre 7/28 — Orlando, Fla. — TBA 7/29 — Charlotte, N.C. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 7/30 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center 7/31 — Milwaukee, Wis. — Marcus Amphitheatre 8/2 — Dallas, Texas — Gexa Energy Pavilion 8/3 — San Antonio, Texas — AT&T Center 8/4 — Houston, Texas — Reliant Center Parking Lot [button href=”” title=”Next: Check Out Other 2013 Must-See Rock Concerts” align=”center”]

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to Contribute Song to Christian Bale Film ‘Out of the Furnace’

Samir Hussein, Getty Images While we wait on new Pearl Jam music, frontman Eddie Vedder has found another creative outlet through the big screen. The vocalist, who has contributed music both as a solo artist and with his band to a number of films, is reportedly working on a song for the upcoming Christian Bale film ‘Out of the Furnace.’ The  Los Angeles Times reports that Vedder is writing and recording the solo track for the movie that’s expected to arrive in theaters later this year. The paper cited a source close to the production as stating that it’s likely a number of other Vedder tracks may also be used for the movie. The film, which stars Bale, Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck, centers on two brothers from a working class Pennsylvania town that get caught up in a web of violent crimes. Vedder’s songs have been featured in the movies ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘Eat Pray Love,’ while the singer recorded an entire soundtrack for the film ‘Into the Wild.’ Earlier this year, Vedder stated that Pearl Jam were “halfway” toward finishing their next album, but the band’s members have repeatedly stated that they’re taking their time on the disc and enjoying a break until everyone feels ready to resume work. Regardless of the album progress, the band has begun lining up some new shows for this summer, including a date at Chicago’s Wrigley Field . [button href=”” title=”Next: Early Eddie Vedder Demos Surface Online” align=”center”]