If you weren’t familiar with the folk tune ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ before seeing the movie ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?,’ released in 2000 directed by the Coen Brothers starring George Clooney, then you probably left the movie theater with the catchy song permanently stored in your memory banks. However, the tune was around long before the movie, written in 1913 by folk singer Dick Burnett and re-recorded by various different artists throughout the years.
When Loudwire spoke to Godsmack’s Sully Erna late last month, he was not willing to divulge any of the cover songs the band were planning to include on their upcoming ‘Live & Inspired’ disc, but yesterday (April 7) the first song was announced.
Deftones recently wrapped up pre-production on their seventh studio album and have set a date of July 9 to enter the studio for the new recording. The disc will be the follow-up to their 2010 release ‘Diamond Eyes.’
The Cult are preparing to release their new disc ‘Choice of Weapon’ on May 22 to the masses and the band stopped by this year’s South by Southwest festival to play a few shows and introduce their new music to fans new and old.
Richard Patrick of Filter has confirmed that the band is heading back into the studio in April to start recording their new record, a follow up to 2010’s ‘The Trouble with Angels.’ They’ll be working with producer Bob Marlette whose impressive track record includes work with Black Sabbath, Saliva and Atreyu. The tentative title of the new disc is ‘Gurney and the Burning Books.’
American Idol rocker James Durbin and guitarist Orianthi recently teamed up to lend their talents to a great cause. On March 2 at Center Staging in Burbank, Calif. the two performed at a benefit for the Rock School Scholarship Fund. Rock School Scholarship Fund is a non-profit group that funds music lessons and provides instruments for kids 7-17 who want to attend any rock school nationwide, but whose parents don’t have the financial means.
In between their Soundwave Festival performances in February and March, System of a Down also played a few headlining shows in Australia.The recent show on Feb. 29 in Melbourne at the Rod Laver Arena turned into a star-studded event.
When the 2012 Mayhem Festival lineup was announced, it seemed to be lacking one of the largely rumored bands, Motorhead. While Slipknot, Slayer, and Anthrax were on the official roster, Motorhead was not, much to the dismay of metal fans everywhere. However, the festival did hold out the promise that a special guest would be announced later on and it was speculated that it would probably be Motorhead.
The 2012 Gigantour is well under way with a lineup of Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil and Volbeat. Motorhead, out in support of their latest studio album ‘The World Is Yours,’ released in late 2010 still put on one of the loudest shows in the world and in a recent interview with SFWeekly, frontman Lemmy Kilmister checked in to talk about the tour and his thoughts on the Black Sabbath reunion.
Canadian Christian rockers Thousand Foot Krutch are getting ready to release their new album ‘The End Is Where We Begin’ in April, their first release since their departure from Tooth and Nail Records.
It’s been a noteworthy week for Shinedown. Yesterday, we reported that the band is headlining this year’s Avalanche Tour with support from Adelitas Way, New Medicine and Art of Dying. Now, Shinedown have revealed the cover art to their upcoming album, ‘Amaryllis,’ due March 27, and offered fans a first listen to snippets of six new tracks.
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