Dave Matthews Band fans have been victims of constant teasing recently, as the band’s official website has been frequently posting potential covers for the band’s forthcoming eighth album, ‘Away From the World.’ But what definitely seems to be the confirmed final cover piece reportedly has finally surfaced over at Amazon. And to eagle-eyed viewers, the cover may definitely look somewhat familiar.
Talk about hype! When it was announced that Jack White had teamed up with acclaimed hip-hop director extraordinaire Hype Williams for the video accompanying ‘Freedom at 21,’ a song off White’s ‘Blunderbuss’ solo album, the possibilities seemed endless. The teaser clip, which dropped last week, seemed to prove that all the anticipation would be lived up to. And now that the full video is here, see for yourself just what this meeting of the minds brings to the table.
“Please don’t pass me by,”Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sings near the beginning of ‘Oh Love,’ the first single from the first album of his band’s forthcoming trio of full-length releases, which are titled ‘¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!,’ and ‘¡Tre!’ and are scheduled to drop in a series starting in September of this year, running through January 2013. While there was a period in the early part of the decade when it looked like music fans had moved on from Green Day, it seems like these days they have nothing to worry about — nobody is going to be passing them by.
Do you ever sit at home at night knowing that Dave Matthews Band is out there somewhere in the world playing live and wondering which songs they are rocking? Did you miss last night’s Dave show and need to know what the set list looked like? Thanks to the new DMB Live Setlist app now available via the Windows Phone Marketplace, you have no need to worry.
All five members of Radiohead, the band’s crew and management joined hundred of other mourners at the Doncaster Minster church in Doncaster, England, for the funeral of drum tech Scott Johnson, who was killed when the stage collapsed prior to the band’s June 16 concert in Toronto. Members of Keane were also in attendance at the service, which featured an eulogy given by family friend Father David Dixon.
A new album from U2 will reportedly hit shelves some time next year, according to the Irish band’s U.K. label, Mercury Records. The disc will arrive five years after after ‘No Line on the Horizon,’ which has been certified platinum in the United States and was nominated for the Best Rock Album Grammy at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards but ultimately lost to Green Day‘s ’21st Century Breakdown.’
Skrillex and Disney, together at last? The electronica superstar has been tapped to contribute to the score of an upcoming Disney animated feature titled ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ it was announced Tuesday (July 12) at the Comic-Con gathering in San Diego, Calif. The flick, which stars John C. Reilly in the title role alongside Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer, offers the tale of a so-called “video game baddie” — that’s Ralph — who has a change of heart and aims to become a good guy.
What were you doing on the night of Aug. 14th, 1997? If you happened to be at the Gold Dollar club in Detroit, Mich. catching a little-known local band opening for Rocket 455 and ‘68 Comeback, you witnessed a historic event: the White Stripes‘ first-ever full live concert. And if you didn’t catch it, now is your chance to check it out, as Third Man Records is releasing a soundboard recording of the gig.
For a sneak peek trailer of a video, there sure is a lot going on. But would you expect any less when Jack White hires Hype Williams to helm the clip for his ‘Freedom At 21′ single? The living indie legend and the legendary hip-hop video director who lives up to his first name have never worked together before, but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be a sweet collaboration. From the looks of the clip, it will mos definitely live up to any hype that it gets.
A pair of new Green Day documentaries is being lined up for release to coincide with the band’s upcoming trio of albums, ‘¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!,’ and ‘¡Tre!’ One doc will focus on the making of the three discs, which will drop one at a time starting in September and wrapping in January 2013.
What would you say is your all-time favorite Dave Matthews Band song? That’s the question we are posing with our latest readers poll, which comes on the heels of some big DMB news. First, the Dave clan announced a Sept. 11 release date for their new album, ‘Away From the World,’ then followed that up by issuing its first single, ‘Mercy,’ which received a pretty stellar review on this site.
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