Deep Purple Releasing New Album Next Year
(Classic Rock) Deep Purple have confirmed they will release a new album in 2015. Frontman Ian Gillan previously revealed the band were holed up in a studio in Portugal. And bass player Roger Glover has announced the follow up to 2013's Now What will arrive next year.
Glover says the writing session in Portugal produced a number of ideas for new songs. Ahead of their performance at Hellfest in France, Glover tells Rock Meeting: "What happened with 'Now What' is we had a writing session in Spain for about a week or so, and then we had another writing session, and then we recorded the album. And it was eight years between albums. We can't live that long to do another eight years.
"We had a writing session a couple of weeks ago in Portugal, and we've got about a dozen rough ideas and jams, some of which will make it. We'll have another writing session later in the year and I think, probably, I don't know when next year, but sometime next year, there'll be another album."
Justin Moore Releases Video For Motley Crue's Home Sweet Home Cover
(hennemusic) Country rocker Justin Moore has released the video for his version of "Home Sweet Home" from the forthcoming album, "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue."
Joining Moore on the track and in the clip is Crue frontman Vince Neil. Due August 19, the project sees a variety of country artists covering Motley Crue tracks as the rockers prepare to launch their farewell tour.
"Nashville Outlaws" features performances by Rascal Fatts, LeAnne Rimes, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Gretchen Wilson and more.
David Coverdale's Home Invaded By Bear
(Classic Rock) Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale's Lake Tahoe home was raided by a black bear at the weekend. The singer, who was at home at the time, bravely confronted the unwanted intruder.
"It must have weighed 450-500 lbs", Coverdale tells Classic Rock. "It took out two armed screens, opened the fridge, ate his fill, then took a HUGE poop. I came upstairs and interrupted him. I shouted like crazy as I couldn't find my air horns. Thank God, he remembered where he entered.
"I quickly looked around as I saw the mess and couldn't see where he gained access, then he headed for some sliding doors that we leave open when it's hot. They're only open five or six inches, and we have ' bear poles' that prevent anyone or thing opening them. But I saw with my own eyes the creature rear up on its hind legs and squeeze out, taking an antique Tiffany lamp out as it escaped. Heartbreaking".
Motley Crue Farewell
(hennemusic) Motley Crue launch their farewell tour tonight (July 2nd), and on the eve of their final opening night, bassist Nikki Sixx released a message to fans saying the band is ready to go.
"It's been a f***ing crazy rollercoaster ride deciding to end Motley Crue's career after over 3 decades and go out on top," writes Sixx. "The preparation started over a year ago and is just ending with the final assembly of the biggest show we've ever had. I would say this show reflects our love of being extremist…"
"The new song, 'All Bad Things', sounds great in the set alongside the classics and deep fan favorites," he continued. "The vibe of the tour is really f***ing positive…It's a celebration and the band is tighter than we've been in years."
"It's also an honor to have Alice Cooper as our support act on this run," says the bassist. "I can't imagine a better set of songs from the beginning of Alice to the final bow of Crue. Opening night is tomorrow….Here we go……."
Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video Casting Call Goes Online
(Radio.com) If you've ever wondered how the disaffected kids in the bleacher stands were chosen for Nirvana's iconic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video, take a look at this casting call.
Consequence of Sound has posted an image of the casting call for the video, which was shot in 1991.The band was searching for 18-25 year olds in logo-less clothing who could "adapt a high-school persona, i.e. preppy, punk, nerd, jock…" for the video, which took inspiration from The Ramones' musical comedy Rock 'n' Roll High School.
Little did they know they'd be subjected to having to hear "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on repeat for hours to make their boredom more realistic. As the story goes, after 12 hours of shooting, the extras became so restless they trashed the set - reportedly with Kurt Cobain's blessing, who had been clashing with director Samuel Bayer over his narrative-driven approach.
AC/DC and Iron Maiden Rumored as Next Glastonbury Headliners
(Classic Rock) Iron Maiden are the bookies' favorite to headline next year's Glastonbury festival but there is also speculation that AC/DC could be a headliner in 2015.
Metallica's triumphant performance topping the bill on the main stage at Worthy Farm on Saturday has opened the door for other heavy metal acts to play at Glasto, with the rumour mill in full flow as to who might follow in James Hetfield and co's footsteps.
Metallica were the first metal band to headline the famous festival's Pyramid Stage, and now William Hill has made Maiden the 7/1 favorites for the slot in 2015. William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams says: "All the money has been for Iron Maiden today whilst U2 were very well backed yesterday."
Meanwhile, the Independent says AC/DC are the band being lined up for the main stage next year. The newspaper quotes festival boss Michael Eavis as saying he has already spoken to three acts about headlining in 2015.
Guns N' Roses Release Live Welcome To The Jungle Video
(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses are premiering a performance of "Welcome To The Jungle" from their new package, "Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live From The Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas."
Appetite For Democracy 3D was just released on DVD and Blu-ray and the set features the band filmed in concert on November 21, 2012 during their first residency in Las Vegas.
The Blu-ray includes the complete concert film in both 3D and 2D plus an interactive 3D photo gallery, and the standard DVD presents the 2D version of the film.