Thursday, June 3, 2010

Music News & Notes


Platinum rock band, Filter will release their fifth studio album, 'The Trouble With Angels' this August on Rocket Science Ventures. Fans of the band’s Short Bus and Title of Record will be ecstatic to hear Richard Patrick return to his industrial roots.

Produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Atreyu, Saliva) the album’s debut single, ‘The Inevitable Relapse,’ features thundering chords and an isolated bass line that both conjure and modernize Filter’s signature sound. “People think ‘The Inevitable Relapse’ is about addiction, consumption, and obsession, but they’re wrong,” says Richard Patrick. “It’s a love song.” The single will be impacting Active Rock and Alternative radio June 21st.

Filter will also be releasing a limited edition 7” vinyl single, exclusively for the Record Store Day coalition of stores on July 6th, featuring ‘The Inevitable Relapse” album version and a Rob Patterson 666 re-mix on the B-side.


Killing Joke to release new EP and album in 2010 to mark 30 years

The original line-up; Jaz Coleman (vocals), Geordie (guitar), Youth (bass) and Paul Ferguson (drums) of punk band Killing Joke have announced a new EP entitled ‘In Excelsis’ is due on June 21st via Spinefarm Records UK with a full length record ‘XIII: Feast Of Fools’ due on September 6th.

The EP will be exclusively available as a double coloured vinyl 10” from online UK retailer What Records; a CD version of the EP – complete with bonus dub Remix – will also be included with the package, and there will be a separate digital format, too. If purchased via iTunes, the latter will come complete with a short protest film titled ‘Urban Primitive’, filmed by Killing Joke bassist Youth back in 2004 and showing the award-winning producer as he creates a spontaneous work of art somewhere in London’s Chelsea area, on the banks of the Thames. The soundbed to the film will be an exclusive Killing Joke track.

The releases will mark the 30th Anniversary for Killing Joke, and is the first time the original line-up has worked together in 28 years.


Night Horse, Quest For Fire Announce August Release Dates For New Albums

Tee Pee Records has announced upcoming releases from bands Night Horse and Quest For Fire. Night Horse's sophomore album, "Perdition Hymns" is set for release on August 3rd while Quest For Fire's sophomore album "Lights From Paradise" is set for release August 31st.

Night Horse return with their highly anticipated sophomore effort "Perdition Hymns" on August 3rd, produced and mixed by Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon, The Sword). "Perdition Hymns" is a patent demonstration of a group that has quickly become a well-refined song-writing machine. The band has chiseled the six-minute jam style songwriting of their debut "The Dark Wont Hide You" into the hook-laden gems that comprise "Perdition Hymns;" with riff driven catchiness and soaring melodies that stick.

Quest For Fire are Toronto's most beloved psych rockers. Fusing hard space rock with the plodding primitive thud of fuzzed out garage. Quest For Fire set out with pure undeniable power to create their own take on classic rock and psychedelia. On August 31st Tee Pee Records will release the band's sophomore LP "Lights From Paradise." The album combines beautiful, dreamy hard rock, Spaceman 3 drone and psychedelic swirl.

Legendary Guitarist Robby Krieger Set To Release New Solo Album

Legendary guitarist Robby Krieger returns with a new instrumental solo album, Singularity, on Oglio Records, a Fontana/Universal distributed label. Singularity will also be available on vinyl.

(I-Newswire) June 2, 2010 - LOS ANGELES, CA Robby Krieger returns with a new instrumental solo album, Singularity, on Oglio Records, a Fontana/Universal distributed label. On Singularity, Robby continues to explore his unique flamenco infused jazz-rock sound as heard on his previous album for Oglio Records, Cinematix. Singularity was produced by Robby Krieger and Arthur Barrow, features an original Krieger painting as the cover art and will also be available on vinyl.

"SINGULARITY" was named after my painting which we used for the album cover. A singularity is a profound event such as the "big bang", which was the creation of the universe. I could have started with something smaller, such as, say the destruction of a galaxy or two, but I figured what the hell. Hopefully, the music evokes thoughts along those lines. Iʼm very happy, that after all these years I was able to record some flamenco guitar, which comprises the intros for two of the songs, 'Russian Caravan" and "Event Horizon". Iʼm also very happy with some of the slide guitar such as on "Southern Cross" and "Waterslide" - Robby Krieger

During his time as The Doors guitarist, Robby wrote some of the bandʼs best known songs including “Light My Fire”, “Love Me Two Times”, “Love Her Madly” and “Touch Me”. He was also voted in at #91 on Rolling Stoneʼs list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time and in 2009, Robby partnered with the Gibson Guitar Corporation to release his very own limited edition signature guitar, the ʻInspired By Krieger SGʼ.

Robby Krieger rejoins his fellow The Doors member, Ray Manzarek, who also released his own solo record, “Love Her Madly” on Oglio Records, in their group Manzarek-Krieger for a new tour beginning May 27th.

Singularity Track Listing
1. Russian Caravan (Intro) 3:24
2. Russian Caravan 10:12
3. Southern Cross 4:45
4. Event Horizon (Intro) 2:25
5. Event Horizon 7:22
6. Coffin Dodger 3:12
7. Runaway Trane 4:35
8. Let It Slide 5:27
9. Solar Wind 4:25
10. House Of Bees 4:58

Please visit for 300 DPI Cover art, press photo and more on Robby Krieger.
For more information, contact Mark Copeland

This Date In Music History - June 3


Eddie Holman (1946)

Ian Hunter - Mott The Hoople (1946)

Born on this day in 1946, John Paul Jones, bass, keyboards, producer with Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US #4 single "Whole Lotta Love." The band's fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic "Stairway To Heaven," has sold over 37 million copies. As a session player in the 1960s he worked with The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Jeff Beck, Hermans Hermits, Lulu, Tom Jones. In recent years Jones has worked with R.E.M. on 1992 'Automatic For The People' album and is a member of Them Crooked Vultures.

Suzi Quatro (1950)

Deniece Williams (1951)

Dan Hill (1954)

El Debarge - Debarge (1961)

Kerry King - Slayer (1964)

Mike Gordon - Phish (1965)

Samantha Sprackling - Republica (1968)

Gabriel Hernandez - No Mercy (1971)

Ariel Hernandez - No Mercy (1971)

Kelly Jones - Stereophonics (1974)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1947, Dave Alexander, bass, Iggy Pop And The Stooges. Died February 10, 1975.

Born today in 1943, Michael Clarke, drummer, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, (1965 US & UK #1 single "Mr Tambourine Man"). Clarke died of liver failure on December 19th 1993.

Born on this day in 1962, David Cole, C & C Music Factory. Produced Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin. Cole died January 24th 1995.

Born on this day in 1942, Curtis Mayfield, singer, songwriter. Member of The Impressions, Solo. (1972 US #4 single "Freddie's Dead, Theme From Superfly"). He died on December 26,1999.

Born today in 1947, Mickey Finn, T Rex, percussion. Finn died on January 11, 2002.

Born on this day in 1952, Billy Powell, keyboards, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Died at the age of 56 of a suspected heart attack in Florida on Jan 28, 2009. Powell called police saying he was having trouble breathing and emergency services tried to resuscitate the musician but he was pronounced dead an hour later.

Boots Randolph ("Yakety Sax") (June 3, 1927 – July 3, 2007)


In 1949, Elvis Presley received an 'A' in language but only a 'C' in music on his 8th grade report card at Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Brothers Leonard and Phillip Chess launched Chess Records in Chicago in 1950. The label releases countless influential Blues recordings.

Elvis Presley graduated from Humes High School in 1953 (despite his C in music earlier).

Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley appeared together at an autograph session at a Lubbock, Texas car dealership in 1955.

The Isley Brothers released their first single "The Angel's Cried" in 1957

In 1964, during a photo session Ringo Starr was taken ill suffering from tonsillitis and pharyngitis, days before a world tour was about to start. After a last-minute phone call from George Martin, session drummer Jimmy Nichol rushed over to EMI Studios, where he and The Beatles ran through six songs from their tour repertoire in a quick rehearsal. Nichol replaced Ringo and became a Beatle for eleven days.

Gary Lewis recorded "Save Your Heart For Me" in 1965.

Aretha Franklin went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1967 with her version of the Otis Redding hit "Respect."

The Doors "Light My Fire" was released in the US in 1967, it went on to be #1 on the singles chart two months later.

In 1968, Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol and art critic and curator Mario Amaya at Warhol's studio in New York City. Solanas had been to see Warhol after asking for the return of a script which had apparently, been misplaced. Warhol was seriously wounded in the attack and barely survived.

In 1970, the Kinks Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the bands forthcoming single "Lola" due to an advertising ban at BBC Radio.

Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" was released in 1970.

The Rolling Stones kicked off their seventh North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada in 1972. The 32 date tour grossed $4 million, making it the richest rock tour in history.

Family gospel group of father and three daughters The Staple Singers went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1972 with "I'll Take You There."

Jethro Tull started a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1972 with 'Thick As A Brick.'

Ozzie Nelson (Ricky's dad) died of liver cancer in 1975.

Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1978 with "Too Much Too Little Too Late."

In 1983, session drummer Jim Gordon murdered his mother by pounding her head with a hammer. A diagnosed schizophrenic, it was not until his trial in 1984 that he was properly diagnosed. Due to the fact that his attorney was unable to use the insanity defense, Gordon was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in prison in 1984. A Grammy Award winner for co-writing Layla with Eric Clapton, Gordon worked with The Beach Boys, John Lennon, George Harrison Frank Zappa and many other artists.

George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" was banned by the BBC in 1987.

Michael Damian went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1989 with his version of the David Essex song "Rock On."

The Fine Young Cannibals started a seven-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1989 with 'The Raw & The Cooked.'

Willie Nelson released his "Who'll Buy My Memories - The IRS Tapes" LP in 1991. The album was made up of songs that had been seized by the U.S. government and would go towards paying off his $16 million tax bill.

Bryan Adams started a five week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1995 with "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman." Taken from the film 'Don Juan De Marco' it became Adams third US solo #1.

Staind started a three-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 2001 with 'Break The Cycle.'

In 2002, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, The Corrs, Will Young, Atomic Kitten and S Club 7 all appeared at The Queen's Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, London.

In 2003, Barry Manilow suffered a broken nose after he accidentally walked into a wall at his home in Palm Springs, California and knocked himself unconscious. Although he passed out for four hours, he didn't endure any lasting effects as doctors determined that surgery was not necessary.

In 2004, Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen announces that he`s running for president. He`s the first to admit that his bid is "to be considered for entertainment purposes only." Still, Kaukonen promotes a nonviolent, anti-hatred and pro-compassion platform with a foreign policy based on the need for "visual peace." He did not get the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Red Hot Chili Peppers were at #1 on the US album chart in 2006 with 'Stadium Arcadium,' the bands ninth studio album.

In 2008, Weezer’s self-titled disc (aka "The Red Album") was released earlier than originally planned because several tracks were leaked online.

Also in 2008, Radiohead's entire back catalog was available via iTunes to coincide with the release of "Radiohead: The Best Of " compilation.

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