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Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction is pitching a live music series to television networks, reports Entertainment Weekly. The Lollapalooza organizer reportedly envisions an alternative program to compete with the slew of amateur vs. pop star judge-filled shows filling the primetime airwaves.
Instead of featuring singing competitions and celebrity judges, Farrell reportedly wants to create a showcase for established touring acts to come through and perform on for a large television audience.
What Farrell has in mind sounds a bit like American Bandstand or the King Flour Biscuit Hour, but will probably have more of an alternative-indie edge knowing Farrell.
No word on which network might be interested, if any, or what the show would be called, but one has to think that Farrell might be able to pull this off considering what he has done with the Lollapalooza music festival.
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was brutally honest when Kerrang! magazine asked him why the band has played in other countries but they have avoided touring at home in North America.
The PRP excerpted the following part of the interview from the August 01st issue: "We don't play back home. We've boycotted America for many years now. I don't know, I just don't wanna go out like that. We did a few radio shows in 2010 for a friend and that was it. We haven't properly toured America since 2006.
"The reason? We just don't know what's going on in America. It's all about the new catchy thing and that's always changing. America is driven by record sales. It's the home of corporations. We're just Limp Bizkit, so we don't know how to do anything but Limp Bizkit."
He adds, "But here's the deal: say in 2000, there were 35 million people who connected to this band. Twelve years later, lots of those people have moved on. We were a moment in time and it's over."
With their current single “It’s Time” continuing to build at multiple radio formats, Las Vegas’ Imagine Dragons are gearing up for the September 4th release of their debut full-length album Night Visions on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. The band, which has been nominated for a 2012 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Rock Video,” has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the day the album is released.
“This is our first full length album, and we wanted to do it right,” says lead singer Dan Reynolds. “For the first time, we can say we know what our identity is, and we know this is our jumping off point for future albums. We love big and interesting rhythms, and sweeping melodies and huge choruses. We want people to feel something when they hear our music.”
Night Visions follows on the band’s fourth EP Continued Silence, which recently topped the New Artist Alternative album chart. The EP includes “It’s Time,” which is currently No. 6 at Modern Rock radio, No.2 at AAA, and has just broken through at Hot AC. “It’s Time” has sold over 300,000 copies and combined track sales are approaching 500,000 units. It is currently featured in the trailer for the upcoming film The Perks of Being A Wallflower, which hits theaters on September 20th.
Billboard has hailed Imagine Dragons as “the next wave of alternative up-and-comers ready to go pop,” and called Continued Silence “an upbeat collection of indie rock that features a surprisingly full, original sound,” while Entertainment Weekly calls “It’s Time” “a perfect misfit anthem” for The Perks of Being A Wallflower.
Thom Yorke's supergroup Atoms For Peace have unveiled a new track – scroll down to listen.
Yorke features in the group alongside longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea as well as drummer Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco.
The track is a remix of one of Atoms For Peace's own tracks 'Other Side – Stuck Together' and features as the B-side to the band's new single, 'Tamer Animals', which is a remix of a track by Other Lives – who have supported Radiohead on tour. It was released on Modeselektor's label Monkeytown on July 30 as a limited edition vinyl and will be released as a standard 12" on August 6.
Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich debuted new Atoms For Peace songs during their DJ set at an LA club earlier this year. The pair played the new songs during their set at Transmission LA: AV Club, a free 17-day music and visual arts festival series at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, curated by the Beastie Boys' Mike D.
The tracks are believed to be from the group's forthcoming debut LP, which is rumoured to be released in 2012 – although no official confirmation has been issued. You can listen to the three new songs played by the duo by scrolling down the page and clicking.
Last year, Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea revealed details of an album and said they started working on a record after touring together under the Atoms For Peace name.
"At the end of the tour we went into a studio for three days and just jammed – totally improvising," he said. "Thom and Nigel [Godrich] have taken that stuff and done shit with it. I've heard little bits and pieces. I have no idea when it's going to come out. Not real soon though."
Sonic Youth are working on releasing a slew of archival audio and video material, guitarist Lee Ranaldo revealed during an interview with BBC Radio 5.
In the interview – which you can listen to here – Ranaldo mentioned the band has 30 years worth of material that they've been digitizing in order to preserve it all. Currently in the works is a 1986 tour film that's almost done being edited, while the group is also planning to release audio from a 1985 live performance "in the next couple months." Ranaldo added that Sonic Youth also has an unreleased collection of film music that they recorded over the years.
Ranaldo also mentioned that the band is compiling demos from their 1987 record Sister, which would be bonus material for a possible deluxe reissue of the album.
The guitarist also spoke about the future of Sonic Youth, which has been on hiatus after frontman/guitarist Thurston Moore and bassist Kim Gordon split last year. Ranaldo said he speaks and remains on good terms with the rest of the band, but added "there's definitely a lot of stuff shaking out right now.
"There’s ways in which the four of us will be tied to each other for so long, just in so many ways," Ranaldo said. "As far as whether there’ll be new recordings or new performances, it’s completely impossible for us to say right now."
He added: "I think after 30 years, unfortunate as it was the way it came about, maybe it is kind of a good time for an extended break. And if we do come back together, I imagine we'll be rejuvenated in a bunch of ways and maybe looking to explore new avenues at that point. It's impossible to say what the future holds."
Mumford & Sons have announced that their second album will be titled 'Babel' and that it will be released in September.
The album, which is the follow-up to the quartet's hugely successful debut 'Sigh No More', will be released on September 24.
A number of the tracks, including 'Lover's Eyes' and 'Ghosts That We Knew', have been debuted in the band's live shows throughout their recent tours.
Speaking about the album, the band said: "We are more than excited to release 'Babel' into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of 'roadtesting' new songs on our very gracious audiences."
They continued: "But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album."
They continued further: "As a band, we've never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road."
The band are currently touring the world on their 'Gentlemen Of The Road' tour.
The tracklisting for 'Babel' is as follows:
'Whispers In The Dark'
'I Will Wait'
'Ghosts That We Knew'
'Lover Of The Light'
'Below My Feet'
'Not With Haste'
California rockers Faith No More are getting in on the "Ni**as in Paris" tribute game. According to fansites like NewFaithNoMore.com, they've been busting out Jay-Z and Kanye West's monster jam during shows on their current European tour, often in the middle of their own track "Why Do You Bother." If you've ever wanted to hear the metal-wail version of Kanye's infamous line about "going gorillas," you can check out the band performing the quasi-mashup in this clip, which appears to be from the group's recent performance at the Volt Festival in Sopron, Hungary.
Taking Back Sunday singer Adam Lazzara is lucky to be alive -- after a tree literally fell on top of him this weekend ... shattering his leg.
A rep for the band tells TMZ, Adam was at a recording studio in rural Michigan Saturday ... and he decided to step outside for a cigarette. It was real windy, and we're told a tree collapsed on the singer out of nowhere, trapping him underneath.
The rest of the band ran outside when they heard his calls for help -- but couldn't lift the tree off him ... so they called 911, and the local fire department came and sawed the tree to pieces.
Once freed, we're told Adam was rushed to the hospital -- where doctors put a cast on his broken leg. According to the rep, Adam's expected to be in the cast for the next 4-6 weeks.
Movie Roundup Lists for 2011
I would like to be able to tell you I’ve seen every movie in 2011 and can without a doubt inform you of which films were the best of the year, but I can’t (still on my list to see are Driver, Margin Call, The Artist and A Dangerous Method). Instead the following are my 9 favorites of the total number of films I did see in 2011 and 9 top performers at the box office.
My Favorite 9 of 2011
9. Midnight in Paris
8. The Help
7. Tree of Life
6. The Adventures of Tintin
5. The Descendants
3. Attack The Block
2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
1. War Horse
Top 9 Performers at the Box Office
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes - $176,711,822
8. Thor - $181,030,624
7. Cars 2 - $191,452,396
6. Fast Five - $209,837,675
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - $241,071,802
4. The Hangover Part II - $254,464,305
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I - $272,684,000
2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon - $352,390,543
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part II - $381,011,219
Honorable mentions are X-Men: First Class, The Muppets, 50/50, Like Crazy, Paul, Contagion, The Adjustment Bureau, Larry Crowne and The Debt.