Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Music News & Notes

Cover Art of David Archuleta's 'Other Side of Down'

David Archuleta has revealed official cover art of the effort. The former "American Idol" contestant is seen sitting on a chair and smiling ear to ear in this artwork.

Led by single "Something 'Bout Love," 'The Other Side of Down' has been pushed back to October 5 after previously slated for September 14 U.S. release. The delay was made because he "would like to make sure he's delivering the best possible album and he needs just a little more time to do it."


Courtney Love Settles Lawsuit Over Nirvana Publishing Sale

It appears that Courtney Love has settled a $1 million lawsuit over profits from her late husband Kurt Cobain's Nirvana catalogue. Bosses at management firm London & Co. sued Love in 2008, claiming she had failed to share the earnings from a sale of Nirvana's publishing rights.

The company head honchos claimed the sale was worth around $20 million. An Associated Press reports suggest attorneys for London & Co. and Love's legal team told a judge in Los Angeles last week, (August 11) that they had settled. The case was dismissed. Love has controlled many of the rights to Cobain and Nirvana's work since the rocker's suicide in 1994. No details of the settlement have been revealed.


Slovenian Kings of Thrash NEGLIGENCE have revealed the artwork for their new album Coordinates Of Confusion!

Coordinates Of Confusion has been mixed by Ruzz (drums) in their own Negligence studio in late spring of 2010 and was mastered at West West Side Music in New York by Alan Douches. The band comments, "We're stunned by the result of the mixing and mastering and can't wait for you metal heads to hear it!"

Coordinates Of Confusion will be released October 12th, 2010 in North America.


THE SORROW: New Album Artwork Unveiled

Austrian metalheads THE SORROW are set to release their third, self-titled album on October 29 via Drakkar Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Origin Of The Storm" was recorded at Principal Studios (DIE TOTEN HOSEN, IN EXTREMO) in Senden, Germany with producer Toni Meloni.

According to a press release, "The band have learned from the creative process of 'Origin Of The Storm', which was marked by tight schedules and high expectations. They have become totally independent in artistic terms, having embarked on a search to find themselves. The result? Their most impressive recording to date. 'The Sorrow' — the album — is unusual, courageous and oozes a musical atmosphere from the first to the last note which is unequalled in today's metal world.

The band's debut album, "Blessings from a Blackened Sky", was released in July 2007 via Drakkar Records.


Huey Lewis and The News Album cover art
Here is the Huey Lewis and The News ‘Soulsville’ album cover art. The new album is set to be released on Nov. 2, 2010 on W.O.W. Records. This will be the first new release in nine years from the iconic rock band known for such signature hits as "The Power of Love," "The Heart of Rock & Roll" and "I Want a New Drug."

The highly-anticipated CD is a collection of covers of 1960s and 1970s Memphis Soul classics, from the legendary Stax Records, whose artists in its heyday included Isaac Hayes, Booker T & The MG’s, Otis Redding, and Sam & Dave among others. The multi-Grammy winning band recorded the album at the historic Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN.

In a statement, Huey Lewis said of the project, in which he collaborated with co-producer Jim Gaines (‘Sports,’ ‘Fore!’) who worked at Stax on many of the label’s iconic recordings: “We’re especially proud of the collection. There should be a number of surprises for everyone.”


All That Remains' 'For We Are Many' Album Artwork Revealed

All That Remains have revealed the album cover for their upcoming fifth album, 'For We Are Many,' which is scheduled for release onOct. 12 from Prosthetic/Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz.

"I'm really proud of the artwork for this disc," vocalist Phil Labonte told Noisecreep about the album's cover design and concept. "I wanted it to be heavy and let the art speak for itself. That was part of the reason for leaving the name of the band off the cover."

Labonte continued, "This is the first time I've had the idea for a cover before we started. Other discs, I would tell the artist, 'I can tell ya what I don't want, but I can't tell ya what I want.' Travis Smith is really cool to work with. He'd done 'The Fall of Ideals,' so I knew him and he's great to work with. I'd told him what I wanted, and it came together pretty fast. Hope people dig it like we do."