Turns out, all of those animated clips featuring new music were actually meant to be one short film. I like it! ...Like Clockwork is out on June 4th!
I don't know how I am supposed to feel about this. As incoherant as Scott Weiland has gotten over the years, he was the musky, swanky piece of sex in Stone Temple Pilots. It's hard..no, it's IMPOSSIBLE for me to think of Chester Bennington that way. No. NO.
It's not that the idea repulses me, but...after all of these years of knowing Weiland's voice with STP and Chester's with Linkin Park....well, it's downright wrong. Let me say that I am sure that Chester Bennington is a great guy. He has great screaming abilities and really, I'm sure they'll do just fine. I'm just a snob and a purist and am that grumpy old lady that doesn't like change.
With all that out of the way, the new Stone Temple Pilots have a new song. I picked this up at www.cbennington.com. It's not a bad tune, it just doesn't feel like the Stone Temple Pilots that I have grown to love. What do you think? Also, what does this mean for Linkin Park?
Free 4 All 6 is coming up tonight! I thought it would be nice to reminisce over past shows. This performance from AWOLNATION is still one of my most favorite ever.
I like to think of this as Getting Too Personal Friday..
I don't drive fast, but when I decide to drive over 50 and sit on two telephone books, these are some of the songs causing my foot to press harder. Legally, I should not be listening to these while driving.
I'd add 99 Problems if it weren't so darn vulgar (words that don't bother me, but make rich women from the 20s faint). So, um...go HERE
...that won't take off.
Foo Fighters joined CCR's John Fogerty for an upcoming compilations album to cover the song "Fortunate Son." Is it still a cover when the writer of the song is singing his own song? *shrug*
Via Rolling Stone:
For his upcoming collaboration album Wrote a Song for Everyone, John Fogerty joined the Foo Fighters in their Los Angeles studio to record Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 anti-war anthem "Fortunate Son." At the studio, Fogerty hashes out that irresistible guitar lick while Dave Grohl, on rhythm guitar, helps him wail "It ain't me," a striking meeting of a rubric rocker and his amped apprentices. "It was palpable, the air," Fogerty says. "You could tell a band was in there. It was a unique group of people."
but here it is.
The one BIG release for this week belongs to Vampire Weekend who, due to production of physical albums, had to delay their new album's release by a week. I'd say it was worth it, especially judging from the songs below. Modern Vampires of the City is finally out!
Check out Vampire Weekend's performance of this song HERE!
Pretty notable reissues out today, as well...
This album is now 25! The reissue features extra music AND live stuff. Of course, it features this song.
Another significant reissue out today is The Breeder's Last Splash, but this edition has 46 bonus tracks! Holy moley. Why yes, it DOES include "Cannonball." This one, too! Here's a clip of them on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Huey Lewis and the News' Sports is officially 30! I can't believe this album is the same age as me.
Saturday Night Live did good with both bringing back Kristin Wiig to host and by giving Vampire Weekend the musical slot this weekend. Check out their perfomance of "Diane Young" below!
I’m sure this isn’t surprising, but I’ve been a giant dork since I was a kid. Having an older brother always meant that I had a partner in crime. Maaaan, back in the day I did a lot of things that more than likely triggered an interest in radio. One of those things was making a TON of mix tapes/cds. So, the other night while searching through my cds, I noticed that the majority were mixes. I mean, I own a lot of music…so realizing I had all of these mix cds without track listings was intriguing. I figured I should rediscover the music on these cds and share with you. Because why not? Don’t answer that.
So, the first thing I will share with you is a disc my brother put together for me titled, “Music That Will Inspire You to Punch Mr. T.: Rocky Goodness.” Automatically, I know that it’s a bunch of Rocky stuff, but WHAT Rocky stuff? And in WHAT order?
Track 1: James Brown-Living in America
The song that contributed to Apollo Creed’s death. James Brown took no responsibility. I can’t wait to play this for Fourth of July!
Track 2: Survivor-Burning Heart
I appreciate his putting Rocky IV music on this thing first.
Track 3: Survivor- Eye of the Tiger
Track 4: Robert Tepper- No Easy Way Out
Track 5: John Cafferty- Hearts on Fire
Pretty sure this is the clip that determines that Rocky IV is just one long music video.
Track 6: Bill Conti- Fanfare for Rocky
I wish this had been my high school graduation song.
Track 7: Vince DeCola- War
Track 8: Vince DeCola- Training Montage
The FACT that the song is titled “Training Montage” should be enough of an explanation of what kind of movie Rocky IV is. Answer: awesome.
Track 9: I seriously can’t figure out which Rocky movie it is from and it’s frustrating.
Track 10: Lion- Transformers
Yes, I know this isn’t from Rocky. It’s from the Transformers soundtrack…the animated film from the 80s. I’d like to think my brother threw this on to make it an even number, but I actually know it’s because he wanted an excuse to put this song on a cd.