Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Music News & Notes

Official Tracklisting & Cover Art For Santana's Guitar Heaven

Santana and Clive Davis have collaborated for the highly anticipated Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time, which is ude to be released on September 21st. An official tracklisting for the album has been issued, along with cover art. The first single will be a tribute to George Harrison - a cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" featuring india.arie and Yo-Yo Ma. It will be Santana's first album since 2005.


Standard Edition
"Whole Lotta Love" featuring Chris Cornell (Led Zeppelin)
"Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" featuring Scott Weiland (The Rolling Stones)
"Sunshine Of Your Love" featuring Rob Thomas (Cream)
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" featuring india.arie and Yo-Yo Ma (The Beatles)
"Dance the Night Away" featuring Pat Monahan (Van Halen)
"Back In Black" featuring Nas (AC/DC)
"Riders On the Storm" featuring Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
"Smoke On the Water" featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Deep Purple)
"Photograph" featuring Chris Daughtry (Def Leppard)
"Bang A Gong" featuring Gavin Rossdale (T. Rex)
"Little Wing" featuring Joe Cocker (Jimi Hendrix)
"I Ain't Superstitious" featuring Jonny Lang (Howlin' Wolf, Jeff Beck Group)

Deluxe Edition
"Fortunate Son" featuring Scott Stapp (Credence Clearwater Revival)
"Under the Bridge" featuring Andy Vargas (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
The Making Of Guitar Heaven… DVD


The Allman Brothers Band Returning To The Stage

The Allman Brothers Band have announced a three-night stand at Boston's Orpheum Theatre in November, part of "an East coast intimate theatre tour of Evening With shows." More shows are expected to be added soon.

It's the legendary band's first shows since Gregg Allman's liver transplant, which forced several cancellations this summer, including Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival. "I'm ready," said Allman. "I've been itching to play since I got the operation and am glad to be back. Can't thank everyone enough for their help and support."

As for the group's future following Gregg's surgery, guitarist Warren Haynes says, "It's really hard to say. I know [Gregg] personally feels like he's got a new lease on life. He's healing up and feeling better...Depending on the day you talk to him, he's already talking about getting back on the road. I think he has a lot of things that he wants to pursue himself, with his own band and projects and stuff. And even before this situation, the band was looking forward to winding down the schedule a little bit. So we'll see."

It's good to see them back......


Working For A Nuclear Free City Unveil Cover Art

The band recently released the album artwork and track listings for their upcoming October 12th release 'Jojo Burger Tempest.' The album is a double album, with the title track taking up the entire 30-minute second disk. Working for a Nuclear Free City is made up of brothers Jon and Phil Kay and their friend Gary McLure. Their band has been called Uk’s favorite electronic-rock band, and they have been gaining a steady stream of support for the past few years. Their songs have landed in both Matt Damon’s Green Zone and Playstation 3’s Infamous.

Now the band are back with their newest offering, 'Jojo Burger Tempest.'

The track list:
01 Do a Stunt
02 Silent Times
03 Autoblue
04 Alphaville
05 Pachinko
06 Faster Daniel Faster
07 A Black Square With Four Yellow Stars
08 Black Rivers
09 Float Bridges
10 The King and June
12 Little Lenin
13 Inokashira Park
14 Low
15 Burning Drum
16 Brown Owl
17 Buildings
18 The Jojo Burger Tempest


Motionless in White Reveal Creatures Tracklist, Cover Art

Motionless In White (hailing from Scranton, PA) is thrilled to reveal the cover art and track listing for the band’s debut album, 'Creatures.' Recorded in Ocala, FL with Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, The Word Alive), the album is scheduled for release on October 12, 2010.  Singer Chris Motionless could hardly contain himself when speaking about the album.

“I can absolutely promise that this is going to be one of the most pissed off and unique records of 2010,” he said. “We’ve taken our time to make sure our debut album is worth the wait – and believe me, this will be worth it.”  "Everything we’ve done has completely defined our own sound and will make it near impossible to catergorize us in any one specific genre,” he explained. “I don’t think ANYONE has any idea what to expect, or even moreso, I don’t think anyone is ready for what they’re about to hear!”

Motionless in White – Creatures Tracklist:

1. Immaculate Misconception
2. We Only Come Out At Night
3. London In Terror
4. Abigail
5. Creatures
6, Cobwebs
7. .Com Pt. II
8. Count Choculitis
9. City Lights
10. Puppets (The First Snow)
11. Undead Ahead
12. Scissorhands (The Last Snow)


Weezer Unveil New Album Cover Art

Weezer have unveiled the cover art for their upcoming new album, ‘Hurley.' The cover art features a close up shot of actor Jorge Garcia who played Hurley on ABC’s hit show “Lost“.

The band are set to release the album on September 14 via their newly signed label, Epitaph Records.


Marissa Nadler Releases Acoustic LP, Covers Record, 2 New Songs

After a pair of metal collaborations with Xasthur and Sailors With Wax Wings, ethereal-voiced folksinger Marissa Nadler has picked up her acoustic guitar again and switched on the vox reverb for a slew of new solo songs. In addition to the digital release of her self-recorded demos for 2009’s Little Hells (“acoustic versions, complete with extremely alternate versions/lyrics of each song”) via Reverb Nation, Nadler is offering a 17-track covers album (with handmade packaging!) on Etsy, hoping to use profits from the release to help finance the production of her forthcoming record.

What’s more, Nadler is offering two new songs—”Daisy, Where Did You Go?” and “The Sun Always Reminds Me of You”—for free!


Midlake's The Trials Of Van Occupanther Gets Re-Released By Nova Posta Vinyl

The members of Midlake are in the middle of the busiest year they've ever had: They've already toured the world, won a MOJO award for Best Live Act and won a DOMA for Best Indie Rock act. Now the band has announced the vinyl re-release of their seminal album, 'The Trials Of Van Occupanther.'

Nova Posta Vinyl, the label responsible for the re-release, is actually owned and run by Midlake guitarist Eric Pulido and Denton singer-songwriter Robert Gomez. Nova Posta Vinyl is also responsible for the vinyl releases of Gomez's Pine Sticks and Phosphorus and Matthew And The Arrogant Sea's Family Family Family Meets The Magic Christian. Pulido is thrilled by the chance to re-release the disc and adds that "putting out records that are already established like Van Occupanther might be the future of [the label]."

"Everywhere we go people ask, 'Do you guys have vinyl?'" the slightly jet-lagged Pulido says this morning. Bella Union, Midlake's label, discontinued the pressing of Van Occupanther several years ago. "I was surprised that they didn't want to repress it themselves," Pulido adds. "Vinyl always sells."


Suicidal Records To Unleash "No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family" This Fall

Another treat from the Suicidal Records stable, "No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family" features re-recorded tracks from Suicidal Tendencies' second album, "Join The Army" originally released in 1987, as well as tunes from the second full-length from "No Mercy," Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Mike Clark's speed metal band (which found ST vocalist Mike Muir on vocals) from 1986.

Since their beginnings in Venice, CA in the early ‘80s, Suicidal Tendencies have led the charge in the skate punk/thrash metal movement, consequently influencing an entire generation of bands along the way. Now, over two decades later, the time is right to unleash these lost gems, re-recorded and released for fans old and new to enjoy for the very first time. Also included is a new version of the classic Suicidal Tendencies track, "Possessed To Skate." A video for the song is also in the works. Stay tuned for additional plans to celebrate the record's release.

"No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family" will be released via Suicidal Records September 7, 2010.

No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family Track Listing

1.Suicidal Maniac
2.Possessed To Skate
3.The Prisoner
4.I Feel Your Pain...And I Survive
5.Join The ST Army
6.No Name, No Words
7.Born To Be Cyco
8.Come Alive
9.Something Inside Me
10.No Mercy Fool!
11.We're F'n Evil
12.Crazy But Proud
13.I'm Your Nightmare
14.Widespread Bloodshed...Love Runs Red


Albatross reveal cover art, track list, & stream new track on Myspace

Horror metal band ‘Albatross’ from Mumbai, who recently signed to Demonstealer Records, have revealed the cover artwork and tracklist for their debut EP ‘Dinner Is You,' which is a sick, sadistic tale of cannibalism and the Kuru disease, which is a nervous system disorder afflicting cannibals, making them laugh uncontrollably. Each song is a spine-chilling story told through skull crushing metal.

The album has been mastered by Grammy nominated guitarist Andy LaRocque from King Diamond/Death.

1. The Great Plague Of The 21st Century
2. The Dining Table
3. In The Court Of Kuru
4. Among the Cannibals

The band has released their track ‘The Dining Table’ for streaming on their Myspace page. ( The album can be pre-ordered from:


The Ting Tings Announce Comeback Single 'Hands'

The Ting Tings have recently announced details about their new single "Hands," which was written and produced by the duo's Jules De Martino and Katie White, and mixed by Calvin Harris. It is scheduled to be released on October 11 on digital download and limited 12” vinyl.

"Hands" is the first piece of new material from the band since their 2008 debut 'We Started Nothing,' which sold over two million copies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is no second No Mercy full length, the tracks you list come from there first and only album "Widespread Bloodshed Love Runs Red". Cool there re-issuing these as the album is near impossible to find.