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Hear Mark Lanegan Band Go New Wave With New Song ‘Letter Never Sent’

Hear Mark Lanegan Band Go New Wave With New Song ‘Letter Never Sent’
The Mark Lanegan Band’s new single, “Letter Never Sent,” is a dusky, synth-laden New Wave number on which Lanegan sings about “painful reflection,” “sad introspection” and skulls in close proximity to tire irons. The melody and incessant drum machine makes it sound deceptively upbeat, and it all leads up to a mysterious chorus, “You could send me a letter, a letter never sent.” The song will appear on the group’s upcoming album, Somebody’s Knocking, due out October 18th.

The New Wavey vibe seems like a new direction
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Warren Haynes’ 30th Christmas Jam: 15 Best Things We Saw

Warren Haynes’ 30th Christmas Jam: 15 Best Things We Saw
On Thursday, in the frozen depths of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Warren Haynes steadily held up a wall of a home as the support beams were nailed down.

Though an exact number couldn’t be found at the moment, the rock guitarist estimated it was somewhere north of 40 homes he’s been responsible for building from funds gathered through his annual Christmas Jam. A fundraiser for the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, the bash has raised more than $2.3 million.

This weekend, the all-star concert marked its
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Watch Dave Grohl’s Live Debut of ‘Play’ With All-Star Band

Watch Dave Grohl’s Live Debut of ‘Play’ With All-Star Band
Dave Grohl debuted his one-man instrumental project “Play” live with an all-star band that included members of Queens of the Stone Age and Jane’s Addiction and producer Greg Kurstin.

The Foo Fighters frontman first revealed the prog-rock epic in a documentary back in August which showed him making a 23-minute instrumental track as he played all seven instruments (guitar, drums, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizers, vibraphone, tambourine, tympani) while composing it.

Last night on December 8th, he performed “Play” for the first time live at Warren Haynes’ 2018 Christmas Jam in Asheville,
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Chris Cornell, Josh Homme Narrate Alain Johannes Documentary

Chris Cornell, Josh Homme Narrate Alain Johannes Documentary
The late Chris Cornell and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme serve as narrators in a documentary about Chilean-born artist Alain Johannes called Unfinished Plan: The Path of Alain Johannes. Both of them worked with Johannes previously along with many other notable acts, including Pj Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, Eagles of Death Metal and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among many others.

The film traverses Johannes’ life and career, as well as explores his relationship with his late wife Natasha Shneider, with whom he formed the band Eleven.

“It was
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Eagles of Death Metal Cancel Their Tour in Wake of Paris Attacks

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Eagles of Death Metal Cancel Their Tour in Wake of Paris Attacks
The Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was performing at Paris’s Bataclan concert hall, where at least 87 people were killed in one of several terrorist attacks yesterday, have canceled their tour plans in Europe. The band members all made it out of the theater safely and many have begun sharing their support on social media for those who were less fortunate. Three French employees of the band's label have now been reported as among the dead at the venue.Despite the grim-sounding name, Eagles of Death Metal is known for a sound that combines cheekiness with with old-fashioned rock and roll guitar. California-based founding members Josh Homme (known for Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures) and Jesse Hughes have shaded many of their performances and press appearances with irreverent humor and meta commentary. The band released their debut album Peace, Love, Death Metal in 2004, and
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Members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Off! form side group

Members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Off! form side group
Members of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age and Off! have formed a new unnamed side project and have already recorded the basis for 10 songs. The group is Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd, Soundgarden/Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron, Off!’s Dimitri Coats, and Alain Johannes, best known for his work with Qotsa, Them Crooked Vultures, and Eleven. Coats will be the primarily vocalist, he told Billboard, with Johannes also contributing vocals. The ad-hoc group has Facebook to thank for its formation. Coats says he sent Cameron a Facebook note complimenting him on his drumming and Cameron wrote back that he was a big Coats fan and told him about a side project that he, Shepherd and Johannes started in 2008. Coats mentioned he’d love to be part of it and shortly thereafter jointed the guys in Seattle and began laying down tracks. “ I think we’re all in
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Queens Of The Stone Age: Ranking Their Game-Changing Albums

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With Queens of the Stone Age, Josh Homme achieved real longevity in the wake of stoner-rock cult concern Kyuss, transposing that band’s grungy style into sleeker, sleazier jams for his own band’s eponymous debut. Over the last sixteen years (and with an ever-changing line-up), Homme has taken to creating some of the most iconic hard rock albums of modern times, and in doing so has inspired a wealth of other contemporary guitar groups to scale bigger and bolder heights.

Although the Queens have never fully revolutionised their sound, every one of their six studio albums is a distinctive entity, each possessing its own sonic identity, stylistic breadth, and channelling of disparate influences to varying degrees. Charting the band’s progression is equally fascinating and impressive, especially when considering the central role of Homme himself. After building QotSA into a unified gang during the early noughties,
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Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme is not a fan of Imagine Dragons or the Grammys

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Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme is not a fan of Imagine Dragons or the Grammys
If you were wondering whether Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme shares Trent Reznor’s anger about their Grammy performance being cut short, we now know the answer is yes. On top of that, Homme is clearly pissed that Imagine Dragons beat out his band for Best Rock Performance. Watch him vent in the video below, shot during a gig at Houston's Bayou Music Center. For a little background, Queens Of The Stone Age, Reznor, Dave Grohl and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham closed the Grammy Awards with a medley of “Copy Of A” (Nine Inch Nails) and “My God...
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Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones announces Minibus Pimps debut album

Cloud to Ground marks former Zeppelin member's first album in collaboration with Norwegian ambient musician Helge Sten

Minibus Pimps, the musical coupling of Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Norwegian ambient musician Helge Sten, are set to release their debut album, Cloud to Ground. Due out on 3 March via Norwegian label SusannaSonata, the seven-track record marks the duo's debut release since they first started playing live together in 2011.

Cloud to Ground incorporates sounds generated by Kyma, a computer-based sound-design system that mutates organic instrument recordings. It was the same system that sound designer Ben Burtt used to create lonely robot Wall-e's voice in the 2008 CGI Pixar film and informs the album's electronic explorations of noise and rhythm. The new release will also feature tracks that were recorded during Minibus Pimps' live performances that have taken place in venues from Denmark to Norway to London. Sten, a prolific producer
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Rocksmith 2014 Edition Available Today

Real-life guitar players have a new reason to plug their axes into either an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, or Mac today as Ubisoft has released Rocksmith 2014 Edition in North America for all four platforms. The sequel to 2011′s Rocksmith, the game enables rockers to make use of a special Usb cable that can plug into any electric guitar or bass with a standard 1/4 output jack, and learn to really play numerous classic and contemporary rock songs note by note.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition hosts a numerous amount of new features and enhancements, including Session Mode, which allows players to strum any way they want with a virtual backup band, and the Instant Riff Repeater, in which players can manually adjust the speed and difficulty of individual song sections via the pause menu.

Besides including over 50 on-disc songs from the likes of Aerosmith, Green Day, Foo Fighters, and Queen among many others, owners of
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Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘…Like Clockwork’ – Track By Track Analysis

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

As we hurtle into the last quarter of 2013, an exciting year for music, I’d like to have a look back at one of the best albums of the year – alongside the explosive return of Bowie and the brave new stepping stone from Arctic Monkeys – ‘…Like Clockwork’. Considering it was only released three months ago, it already feels cemented in contemporary music as Queens of the Stone Age’s masterpiece; a diverse and yet consistent work of art drawing on many new styles and featuring some of Josh Homme’s richest and most eloquent writing, all tied together with a smattering of crushing riffs and haunting melodies. Let us take a look at each individual track, all ten of which bring an independent integral slice of what makes this album such an accomplishment.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

‘Keep Your Eyes Peeled’ would be best described as

Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork Review

It’s been six years since the California stoner rock band released their last LP, Era Vulgaris. Suffice to say, it wasn’t their best effort and instability in the band at the time (and since) has proven to be a large obstacle for Queens of the Stone Age.

It even required the band asking Josh Homme to come back and record after knee surgery that left him bedridden for a few months. After apparently experiencing death momentarily he must have had some sort of refreshing epiphany that made him write some brilliant new music. And that’s the background for their latest album, …Like Clockwork.

Extremely catchy and original guitar riffs show that the band are back on top form and Homme’s lyrics are brilliantly put across by his trembling baritone vocals. Every song clearly has input from each member of the band, including the subtle keyboard from Dean Fertita.

The Return Of Queens Of The Stone Age

The Return Of Queens Of The Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age, ". Like Clockwork" (Matador)

Opening to the sound of breaking glass and riddled with lascivious intent throughout, Queens of the Stone Age's new album ". Like Clockwork" is the soundtrack to the B movie of your dreams.

In the six years since the release of the band's critically acclaimed "Era Vulgaris," Queens founder Josh Homme has moonlighted with the Eagles of Death Metal and super group Them Crooked Vultures. Now, the California native sounds energized back in his day job.

The credit list for ". Like Clockwork" reads like a who's who of modern rock, with appearances from the band's frequent collaborators Dave Grohl and Mark Lanegan, as well as Homme's former bandmate Nick Oliveri, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, Artic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner and, perhaps surprisingly, Sir Elton John – who lends backing vocals and piano to "Fairweather Friends."

Thankfully, ". Like Clockwork" isn't overwhelmed by its roster of guest stars,
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They're Back

They're Back
Gearing up for their first album since 2010, Jimmy Eat World have released a fresh single entitled "I Will Steal You Back."

The song starts out softly but bursts into a rollocking chorus that's in keeping with the band's familiar sound. "I Will Steal You Back" will first be released as a 7-inch single in conjunction with Record Store Day on April 20. The vinyl release will also include a cover of Radiohead's "Stop Whispering," from that band's 1993 debut album "Pablo Honey."

"I Will Steal You Back" is the lead single off Jimmy Eat World's upcoming album, "Damage," which is slated for a June 11 release.

"I hate saying more raw, but it's more raw and warm," lead singer Jim Adkins told Rolling Stone about the new album. "I would describe it as an attempt at making an adult breakup record."

The album was recorded at the home of producer Alain Johannes,
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SXSW 2013: Dave Grohl's Sound City Players, Kendrick Lamar and more added to lineup

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SXSW 2013: Dave Grohl's Sound City Players, Kendrick Lamar and more added to lineup
Dave Grohl is bringing his Sound City Players to Austin. The Foo Fighter is officially set to hit the stage with the latest incarnation of his documentary-fueled supergroup at SXSW 2013 (where he's also the keynote speaker), with Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor, Alain Johannes, Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, Fear’s Lee Ving and more slated to join him for a star-studded performance at Stubb’s BBQ on Thursday, March 14th. Other musical acts announced today include Iggy and the Stooges, Kendrick Lamar, Iron & Wine, Devendra Banhart, Tenacious D, Ghostface Killah, Pusha T, Big K.R.I.T., Youth Lagoon, Mikal Cronin,...
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Dave Grohl's Sound City Players, some dude named Justin Timberlake added to SXSW lineup

Confirming rumors that have been floating around for months, both Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players and Justin Timberlake have been added to this year’s SXSW lineup. Grohl’s Players—including Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor, Alain Johannes, Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk, and Fear’s Lee Ving—will play Stubb’s Wednesday, March 14. Timberlake’s appearance is still a little more shrouded in secrecy. According to Austin’s Kvue, the singer is booked to play a private party sometime during the event, though Austin police have also heard rumblings about yet another ...
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Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary: Listen to the soundtrack in full

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Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary: Listen to the soundtrack in full
Even more audiences will get to see Dave Grohl's "Sound City" documentary this coming week at the South By Southwest film conference in Austin, and is on-demand and available through iTunes digitally. But for those who still haven't gotten in a screening, you can at least "hear" the movie. "Sound City: Reel to Real," the soundtrack and companion album to the film, is out in stores on March 12, and fans of the Foo Fighters, Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic,Pat Smear, Alain Johannes, Corey Taylor, Stevie Nicks, members of Rage Against the Machine, and/or Rick Springfield can hear...
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Elton John's Surprising Move

Elton John's Surprising Move
Elton John continues to surprise, this time by joining Queens of the Stone Age on their upcoming album. Dave Grohl reported the news, which is perhaps not totally shocking when one realizes John's class of many collaborators includes the likes of Kanye West, Bonnie Raitt and Don Henley.

On Wednesday, the Foo Fighters' frontman and Nirvana alum revealed the news on Chelsea Handler's late-night program. Grohl is the featured drummer on the Qotsa project.

Here's what John had to say about the Stone Age collaboration, via NME:

"I was in Vegas and I flew back to La and Engelbert Humperdinck had written me a very sweet letter and asked me to sing a duet with him. He is part of my history and I couldn't say no so I went and recorded a song with him. Then I drove three blocks and went from Engelbert to Queens Of The Stone Age,
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Dave Grohl, Fleetwood Mac, Ratm form supergroup Sound City Players

Dave Grohl, Fleetwood Mac, Ratm form supergroup Sound City Players
Dave Grohl has revealed the all-star lineup for his new supergroup. The Foo Fighters frontman has recruited Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks plus Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for the Sound City Players. Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss, Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Creedence Clearwater (more)
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Dave Grohl Curates All-Star Band To Promote 'Sound City' Documentary

Just in case kinda-but-not-really reuniting Nirvana with Paul McCartney wasn't enough to get you excited about Dave Grohl's new Sound City documentary, the Foo Fighters frontman just confirmed plans to perform live with a brand-new all-star band featuring musicians and guest performers from the film.

"After each premiere we could have a show with musicians,” Grohl gushed with RollingStone.com last month. "They’d not only play music from the film, but from their catalogs as well. We could do it in a Hammerstein or Roseland and pack the bill with the coolest bands in the world . . . We aren’t far away from this. Pretty soon, everyone will hear what our big plan is. We’ve been planning it for a long fucking time."

According to the press release, Dave Grohl's Sound City Players will make their live debut on January 18 in Park City, Utah as part of
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