The Red Hot Chili Peppers aren’t known to release a plethora of music in a short amount of time. Their most recent album, last year’s ‘I’m With You,’ came out five years after their previous release, 2006′s ‘Stadium Arcadium.’ The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers must feel like they need to change with the times because they intend to release 18 new singles throughout the rest of this year.
It’s amazing to see how some things can take a complete 180 degree turn. After news spread that U2 vocalist Bono may have become the richest musician in the world with his initial Facebook investment, it is now being reported that he could lose hundreds of millions of dollars due to the social networking site failing to meet expectations during its initial public offering (IPO).
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers axeman John Frusciante has kept a pretty low profile as of late. He even declined an invitation to join his old bandmates during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month. Apparently, the guitarist decided to wait until all that buzz was over with to announce the release of his new EP, ‘Letur Lefr.’
There is a new commercial out for the Kindle Touch that is airing in the U.K., and at first listen one might think it’s a ’60s-era soul song that’s playing in the background. It’s actually a song from 2009 called ‘When They Fight, They Fight’ by Generationals.
The Smashing Pumpkins have been busy releasing new music ever since leader Billy Corgan announced his 44-song project ‘Teargarden by Kaleidyscope’ in 2009. The band is about to release ‘Oceania,’ an “album within an album.” Drummer Mike Byrne describes the record as “a whole different set of ascetics.”
As previously reported, Franz Ferdinand were set to unveil new music during their mini-tour in Ireland this past weekend. Franz were in Limerick, Ireland this past Saturday (May 19) and played four new songs.
Cake haven’t been known to rush themselves and release albums on a yearly basis. That is most evident with the seven year gap between their last two records. ‘Showroom of Compassion’ came out last year, which is the follow-up to 2004′s ‘Pressure Chief’ and their first studio album released independently since being dropped from Columbia Records in 2005.
For those hoping that the forthcoming Black Keys documentary will focus on a lavish rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, expect to be disappointed. According to the director, the film will concentrate on the friendship between guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney.
Alt-country star Ryan Adams has made no secret about his admiration for former Misfits singer Glenn Danzig. Adams has been doing several acoustic metal covers recently, including songs from Iron Maiden, Ratt and Dio. It’s only natural that he would select Danzig’s classic ‘Mother’ as his next song to honor. Listen to the hauntingly stripped down version of the track below.
Many musicians were saddened to learn about the death of legendary Booker T. and the MGs bassist Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn‘s earlier this week. Pearl Jam‘s Jeff Ament is the latest to give his praise for the impact Dunn had on his career.
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