by Randy Brown
posted Apr 21 2014 11:17AM
Good news, Foo Fans! It would appear that Dave and the boys (fresh off his HOF induction) are halfway through their next studio album. Wasting Light was one of, if not my absolute, favorite Foo record to date. Probably won't make a 2014 release if they're only halfway, but I'll hold out hope for a Christmas present from them. Below are details from Loudwire.
"Foo Fighters fans will be happy to know there’s a new progress report on the band’s next album. The group has been trying (though not entirely successful) to keep their recording details under wraps, but producer Butch Vig says in a new Kerrang! interview (excerpted by NME) that the band is halfway through recording sessions for the disc.
Vig divulged, “We’ve been recording at some different locations, but we’re almost halfway done with the recording and it’s going well. It sounds different — we’ve thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel. It’s been a challenge, but it’s also been exciting.”
Dave Grohl teased early on in the process that the band we’re planning to record the album in a way that no one had ever done before. And while the band has been tight-lipped about exactly what they’re doing, it’s been widely rumored that the group is booking studio time and laying down songs individually in different locations around the world.
Grohl told the BBC’s Zane Lowe, “I know what it sounds like and I honestly think the entire concept is really going to take people by surprise and it sounds nuts.” Stay tuned for more info as the band inches closer to their eighth studio album."
by Randy Brown
posted Apr 16 2014 1:24PM
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine sat in with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night, part of a special concert called ‘Symphony Interrupted.’ The program, presented before a sold-out crowd of 2,200, was highlighted by a monstrous take on Richard Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries.’
Mustaine also added scorching solos to Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ and Bach’s ‘Air,’ in a performabce that the San Diego Union-Tribune said “left people from both camps surprised.” Tickets sold out in advance online, but Mustaine assured fans that there will be additional performances: “Don’t worry, there will be another ‘Symphony Interrupted’ and this being the first and all, we have already started to plan on how to make it even more enjoyable.”
The guitarist described the performance as “an experiment — a challenge that I was up for,” adding that the classical collaboration is already pushing him into new creative places: “Continuing to improve myself for this show has already made me write ideas that are more twisting and turning, [rather] than straight-ahead songs like ‘Skin O’ My Teeth’ or ‘A Tout Le Monde.’”
Mustaine said the initial ‘Symphony Interrupted’ event was not officially recorded, “because we knew I was going to be still getting used to this whole thing, that I would have a little getting used to this new environment.” As Mustaine becomes more comfortable, however, that is still a possibility. “I was ‘a fish out of water,’ but we learn so much from ‘doing’ the songs that it is just a short matter of time until we start ‘being’ the songs. I want everyone to hear this venture with everything just right.”
by Randy Brown
posted Apr 8 2014 8:41AM
Twenty years ago today, Kurt Cobain's body was found by an electrician at his Washington home. We are taking this opportunity to crank out some classic Nirvana cuts and share our thoughts, some archived media interviews, and rare photos of the man who's band was the primary influence on a brand new genre of music. Enjoy KURT COBAIN DAY on KSKY!