Saturday, October 24, 2009

Music News & Notes

Blink-182 to repress Buddha on vinyl

Just two weeks after their reissue of Enema of the State Blink 182 will release their debut, Buddha, on vinyl on December 15, 2009.

Originally recorded in 1993, but not released until 1998, it was recorded over three rainy nights on a 24 track recording system at Double Time Studios in San Diego, California, according to the CD's liner notes. The album was one of the few Blink-182 albums released with the band name as Blink.

The album was first released on cassette, but was later re-released on Kung Fu Records featuring a remix and remaster of the original album with different cover art and a different track listing. The remastered version was also available on cassette and vinyl, but is now out of print. According to the CD's liner notes on the reissue, the demo was originally released on a limited cassette tape with no title and a picture of Maitreya Buddha on the front.


Them Crooked Vultures (Foo Fighters, QOTSA, Led Zeppelin) plan new single

Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame will release a new single from his new project, Them Crooked Vultures next Monday. The band also features Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The new song is titled "New Fang."

The self-titled debut from the record will follow on November 17, 2009.


Boss Single on iTunes

“Columbia Records has released Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ exclusively to the iTunes Store,” a news bulletin from Bruce’s site reads.

The bundle includes the audio single plus a music video of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band shot during their historic run at Giants Stadium; the video was edited by Chris Hilson and Emmy and GRAMMY Award winner Thom Zimny and is different from the footage that was previously streamed on The song was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

The Rick Weeds Band Releases Soulful Classic Rock On New Album

LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ Second Floor Recordings) - With a background deeply engrained in the Blues, Classic Rock, and Folk music - The Rick Weeds Band is reestablishing Classic Rock into the mainstream like no other on their debut album, It's True.

Lead singer/guitarist, Rick Weeds was born in Chicago in 1960 and was performing for family and friends at the age of 5 - he strummed his toy guitar while donning a Beatles wig and singing, "I love you, yeah, yeah, yeah."

Blues soon made an impression in Rick's life and his father's brandy-voiced version of "Old Man River", his first inspiration.

Growing up in Chicago in the 1970's and 80's, Rick witnesses an unsurpassed explosion of musical genres. From Folk to Classic Rock, and through an overwhelming, and sustaining force, The Blues - Rick found his passion.

Weeds didn't just sing and play the Blues, he also lived them. He almost lost his life in a boating accident in 2000. He was with his wife Liz and son Ryne fishing in Wisconsin when a powerboat came out of nowhere and slammed right into them. Weeds was able to shove Liz and Ryne out of harm's way before being thrown into the water suffering a broken spine and a crushed right arm. Rick spent 35 days in intensive care followed by numerous surgeries to rebuild his right arm and a spinal fusion for his broken spine. After a year of therapy Weeds was able to return to his first love - the guitar.

"The day he picked up the guitar, he was born again," said Liz with tears in her eyes. "Music was his life, and he was able to live again. Here breeds this restless soul, envisioned with heart and passion, pursuing the craft which makes him what he is today."

The Rick Weeds Band is a cross of Muddy Waters with a soulful Blues feel. Neil Young with a mellow acoustic Folk feel and "The Who" with the driving Rock edge!

Weeds on lead vocals, rhythm, and lead guitar. Miz Liz on backup vocals and hand percussion. Kevin Lewandowski on lead, and rhythm guitar. Krisstoffer Haase on bass guitar. Dennis Voges on drums, and Sam Bellino as percussionist.

The Rick Weeds Band's album It's True, released by Second Floor Recordings and distributed by KES Music and Video Distribution, is currently available digitally and will be in stores on November 24th, 2009. The Rick Weeds Band will be starting their Mid-Western tour later this month and a national college radio campaign starts October 19, 2009. For more information log on to