Aerosmith's New Album Delay Explained...
Aerosmith will release their new album, “Music From Another Dimension,” on November 6.
Produced by Jack Douglas, the project is the band’s first album of new material since 2001’s “Just Push Play.”
It was originally scheduled for an August 28 street date, but things changed for a number of reasons.
“It’s unfortunate,” guitarist Brad Whitford tells the Long Branch-Eatontown Patch. “We were going to have the song ‘Legendary Child’ as part of a movie soundtrack that was going to come out this summer and the movie [“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”] was delayed to next year, so the whole marketing campaign that went along with that and the album’s release went right down the toilet. So the record company wanted time for a whole new approach and they wanted to get a slot to release the album they thought would be good for it. It’ll be worth the wait.”
Whitford’s comments follow those of singer Steven Tyler, who told the Alan Cox Show on 100.7 WMMS Cleveland last month that “Too many people [other notable recording artists] are releasing [new albums] those weeks [in late summer]. We don't wanna step on their release dates. So we just said, 'You know what?! We've got the goods… ain't no doubt about it. We'll wait another couple of months.'"
Currently out on the road with their Global Warming tour, bassist Tom Hamilton revealed his frustration at the situation.
“It’s really difficult to wait until November to put this record out,” said Tom. “I mean, finally – after all these years – we have this record and it’s done. It’s been mastered. It’s ready to be unleashed but it has to remain ‘on the chain’ for another few months…which sucks…but it’s the right way to do things, so I’m going to have to learn to live with it.”
The Global Warming tour wraps up August 12 in Bristow, VA.
Bruce Springsteen Felt Suicidal In The 80s...
The Boss began seeing a psychotherapist as a result of his childhood relationship with his father along with experiencing a mixed reaction to achieving fame and fortune.
Many of his songs discuss the difficulties of dealing with his father’s own depression, and fears he’d have to face similar demons – which turned out to be true.
Springsteen tells the New Yorker: “My issues weren’t as obvious as drugs. Mine were different. They were quieter – just as problematic, but quieter.”
He recounts the time he told his therapist how he’d regularly drive past the house he shared with his parents, remembering arguments and fights. Springsteen explains: “He said, ‘What you’re doing is that something bad happened, and you’re going back, thinking you can make it right again.’ I sat there and said, ‘That is what I’m doing.’ And he said, ‘Well, you can’t.’”
His friend and biographer Dave Marsh says: “He was feeling suicidal. The depression wasn’t shocking, per se. He was on a rocket ride from nothing to something. Now you’re getting your ass kissed day and night. You start to have some inner conflicts about your real self-worth.”
But along with help from his associates, the Boss found solace on stage. “With all artists, because of the undertow of history and self-loathing, there is a tremendous push toward self-obliteration that occurs onstage,” he says. “It’s both things: there’s a tremendous finding of the self, while also an abandonment of the self at the same time.
“You are free of yourself for those hours; all the voices in your head are gone. Just gone. There’s no room for them. There’s one voice, the voice you’re speaking in.”
That’s one of the reasons he still makes sure his concerts are “an extreme experience.” He reports: “For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in.
“Music, when it’s really great, pries that shit back open and lets people back in, it lets light in, and air in, and energy in, and sends people home with that and sends me back to the hotel with it. People carry that with them sometimes for a very long period of time.”
Eventually he managed to make a kind of peace with his father before he died, even though there was never a proper discussion about the difficult times they’d lived through – so Springsteen said his piece through song lyrics.
Last night I dreamed that I was a child out where the pines grow wild and tall
I was trying to make it home through the forest before the darkness falls
I heard the wind rustling through the trees and ghostly voices rose from the fields
I ran with my heart pounding down that broken path
With the devil snappin at my heels
I broke through the trees and there in he night
My fathers house stood shining hard and bright the branches and brambles tore my clothes and scratched my arms
But I ran till I fell shaking in his arms
[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/my-fathers-house-lyrics-bruce-springsteen.html ]
I awoke and I imagined the hard things that pulled us apart
Will never again sir tear us from each others hearts
I got dressed and to that house I did ride from out on the road I could see its windows shining in light
I walked up the steps and stood on the porch a woman I didnt recognize came and spoke to me through a chained door
I told her my story and who Id come for
She said "Im sorry son but no one by that name lives here anymore"
My fathers house shines hard and bright it stands like a beacon calling me in the night
Calling and calling so cold and alone
Shining cross this dark highway where our sins lie unatoned
He says: “I had to have a conversation with him, because I needed to have one. It ain’t the best way to go about it, but that was the only way I could, so I did; and eventually he did respond.
“He might not have liked the songs, but I think he liked that they existed. It meant that he mattered. He’d get asked, ‘What are your favourite songs?’ And he’d say, "The ones that are about me."
Metallica, Iron Maiden, Santana and More Tribute Deep Purple...
Deep Purple’s landmark 1972 album, “Machine Head,” is getting the tribute treatment.
"Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head" is a compilation CD featuring re-interpretations of songs by Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society and more.
Due on September 4, the fanpack also comes with an in-depth, official, band-endorsed 124-page magazine featuring exclusive interviews with Metallica, Maiden, Chickenfoot, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Vai.
Deep Purple discuss the making of the album, and provide access to exclusive and unpublished photos and artefacts from their archive.
The magazine also includes one of the last-ever interviews with keyboard icon Jon Lord, who died earlier this month.
Last week, Glenn Hughes assembled some friends to record "Highway Star" for this release as a tribute to the music legend.
Deep Purple’s most successful record, “Machine Head” reached number 1 in the UK and stayed in the top 40 for 20 weeks; it reached number 7 in the United States, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks.
"Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head"
01. Smoke On The Water – Carlos Santana / Jacoby Shaddix
02. Highway Star – Chickenfoot
03. Maybe I’m A Leo – Glenn Hughes / Chad Smith
04. Pictures of Home – Black Label Society
05. Never Before – Kings of Chaos
06. Smoke On The Water – The Flaming Lips
07. Lazy – Jimmy Barnes with Joe Bonamassa
08. Space Truckin’ – Iron Maiden
09. When A Blind Man Cries – Metallica
Exclusive to this special edition:
10. Highway Star – Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith, Lauchlan Doley
Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson Lead Rock Vegas Lineup...
Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack and Staind lead the lineup for Rock Vegas.
The two-day music festival will take place on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
The event will also feature Stone Sour, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more.
Godsmack's Shannon Larkin says, "The line-up is incredible for any rock fan, and the stage and sound system will be massive! Add to that the location, LAS VEGAS...what more could you ask for! This is gonna be HUGE! Get your party boots on and come to the biggest spectacle in the country! You won't regret it. Vegas Baby!!!"
KISS and Motley Crue Heading South...
KISS and Motley Crue launched their summer North American tour on Friday.
The pair of classic rockers will play more than 40 shows before the trek wraps up in Hartford, CT. on September 23.
A week after the North American dates finish, KISS will play a series of newly-announced concerts in Mexico.
KISS will play Mexico City (September 29 with Motley Crue) and Monterrey (October 1 - KISS only).
KISS will release their new album, “Monster,” in October.
Slash Recruits Foxy Shazam For Fall Tour...
Slash has tapped Foxy Shazam as a support act for the former Guns N' Roses guitarist's Fall tour.
The North American trek will be running from September 4 to October 4, culminating at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
Foxy Shazam will be hitting the road with Slash in support of their album, The Church of Rock and Roll.
Sept. 4 San Diego, Calif. House Of Blues
Sept. 5 Phoenix, Ariz. Celebrity Theatre
Sept. 7 Austin, Texas Stubb's Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.
Sept. 8 Dallas, Texas House Of Blues
Sept. 9 Houston, Texas House Of Blues
Sept. 11 New Orleans, La. House Of Blues
Sept. 12 Atlanta, Ga. The Tabernacle
Sept. 14 Ferndale, Michigan DIY Street Fair, Nine Mile Rd & Woodward Ave.
Sept. 18 New York, N.Y. Hammerstein Ballroom
Sept. 19 Cleveland, Ohio House Of Blues
Sept. 21 Cincinnati, Ohio Bogart's
Sept. 22 Detroit, Mich. The Fillmore Detroit
Sept. 23 Toronto, Ontario Sound Academy
Sept. 25 Indianapolis, Ind. Egyptian Room
Sept. 28 Chicago, Ill. Riviera Theatre
Sept. 29 Springfield, Mo. O'Reilly Family Event Center
Oct. 2 Oakland, Calif. Fox Theater
Oct. 3 Los Angeles, Calif. The Wiltern