STONE SOUR: 'House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2' Due In April
STONE SOUR vocalist Corey Taylor has revealed via Twitter that the second part of the band's "House Of Gold & Bones" double album will be released in April. The effort will also be made available as a four-issue comic book.
Like the story, the "House Of Gold & Bones" album package comes in two parts. When the two pieces meet, they combine to create the"House Of Gold & Bones".
When asked by ThisIsNotAScene what fans can expect from the second part of "House Of Gold & Bones", Taylor said: "Part 2 is much darker [than the first part], if I'm honest. Aside from it being a completely different album, it feels more like a soundtrack to a movie in a lot of ways, man. It's really thematic. There are themes from part 1 that reveal themselves and that come again, musically. There's actually stuff from part 2 that you'll hear that's on part 1 and you'll be like, 'Fucking hell!'"
He continued: "We essentially recorded these, and this is where technology is now, so you could have these in a playlist on your iTunesand play them top to fucking bottom and really get that experience while you read both parts. So it's some of our darkest music, our most intricate and complex music, some of the best fucking lyrics I've ever written, to be honest. Even writing from a narrative like that, it was so challenging. Plus, it's got some of our best songs on it.
"You guys think part one's good? Fuck off. 'Do Me A Favor' alone is going to kick the shit out of people and that's going to be the first single, which comes out in January, that's going to be the first taste that people get of part 2, and people aren't going to know what to do."
Taylor recently revealed that he would like to see the band's new conceptual record be adapted as a movie as well. Speaking with Artisan News, Taylor said, "Once we've toured and we've got the music out to everyone, the thing I really wanna do is have two movies — Part 1 and Part 2. With the comic and the story and the music, I think we'll be able to do it. I already know who I wanna talk to about doing it, so we'll see what happens."
Taylor did not say who he would like to direct the movie, or if it would be produced through Living, Breathing Films, the production company he and SLIPKNOT percussionist Clown launched last year.
The comic book version of "House Of Gold & Bones" is expected to debut on April 17. The four-issue series will be published by Dark Horse Comics and will visualize the sci-fi short story that forms the basis of the albums.
BUCKCHERRY: 'Confessions' Track Listing Revealed
Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY will release their sixth studio album,"Confessions", on February 13. The disc will be BUCKCHERRY's first domestic release with new label Century Media Records. The CD will be made available via Eleven Seven Music in other parts of the world.
"Confessions" is a loose concept album that revolves around the notion of the seven deadly sins and is inspired by events in singer Josh Todd's childhood. The vocalist told The Pulse Of Radio how first single,"Gluttony", fits into this. "Seven of the songs on the record are the seven sins, so 'Gluttony', you know, it's just about over-consuming everything in your life, you know, and just being a glutton," he said. "And it's got a great hook and I really love the lyrics and everybody likes the song."
"Confessions" track listing:
03. Nothing Left But Tears
04. The Truth
07. Seven Ways To Die
13. Dreamin' Of You
Todd has helped co-write a short film that will come out around the same time as the album and expand upon the record's themes. It's not clear yet how the film will be distributed. BUCKCHERRY did do some sort of video shoot in November in Los Angeles for an unspecified song from the album, putting out an open casting call for fans to appear in the clip.
Todd said that "Confessions" is "definitely a heavier, musically, record than we've ever had, and more melodic. It's pretty intense, but everybody's gonna love it. It's quintessential BUCKCHERRY at the end of the day."
The band will join KID ROCK as special guests on his upcoming "Rebel Soul" tour, beginning February 2 in Kansas City, Missouri.
METALLICA Receives More Platinum, Gold Certifications From RIAA
According to VVN Music, METALLICA upped their platinum album totals in December on two of their classics, with the band's self-titled LP (a.k.a. the Black Album) getting its 16th platinum certificate from the RIAA(Recording Industry Association Of America), signifying 16,000,000 copies sold, while "Ride The Lightning" landed its sixth. They also secured six gold certificates for passing 500,000 digital downloads of individual songs and two gold certificates for songs that exceeded 500,000 downloads as ringtones.
Multi-Platinum Album (1,000,000 units sold)
* Metallica (16x Platinum)
* Ride The Lightning (6x Platinum)
Digital Gold Single (500,000 units sold)
* Nothing Else Matters
* Fade to Black
* The Unforgiven
* For Whom the Bell Tolls
* Master of Puppets
* The Day That Never Comes
Mastertone Gold Song (500,000 ringtone downloads)
* Enter Sandman
"Metallica" in 2009 surpassed SHANIA TWAIN's 1997 record, "Come On Over", as the best-selling CD of the SoundScan era.
Although METALLICA had scored their first radio and video airplay with their previous effort, 1988's "...And Justice For All", the black album was the band's biggest commercial breakthrough, producing five singles and making them into one of the most popular rock bands in the world.
METALLICA played the complete "black album" at its own Orion Music + More festival, which took place last June in Atlantic City, New Jersey.METALLICA headlined both days and performed its entire 1984 album"Ride The Lightning" for the first time ever on the other day of the festival.
Dave Grohl's Sound City Players to Perform During 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Dave Grohl has scheduled a unique concert to celebrate the first screening of his new documentary, Sound City. The Foo Fighters frontman, along with a number of artists from the film, will perform as Grohl’s Sound City Players on January 18 at Park City Live in Park City, Utah. That's the same day that the movie premieres at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Sound City profiles the legendary Sound City Studios, where Grohl and Nirvana recorded the band's 1991 iconic album Nevermind, and features interviews and exclusive performances from artists who have recorded at the famous studio during their careers. Some on the artists featured in the film and on its soundtrack include Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Alain Johannes, Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor, former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and Foo Fighters Pat Smear and Taylor Hawkins.
"The film Sound City showcases the most talented group of musicians in the world and we are thrilled they chose to celebrate the documentary at Park City Live," said CEO of Park City Live Kathryn Burns in a statement. "The evening will be spectacular and we look forward to seeing who will join Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players onstage."
Ticketing information for the concert, as well as the complete list of performers in Grohl’s Sound City Players, will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Jack White’s Blunderbuss Is the Biggest-Selling Vinyl Album of 2012
It’s official: Jack White made the best-selling vinyl album of 2012. The ex-White Stripessinger’s debut solo album, Blunderbuss, racked up 33,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan's vinyl charts. Blunderbuss unseated The Beatles 1969 album, Abbey Road, which had held the top spot on the vinyl charts for the last three years. In addition, Blunderbuss is the first new album to top the vinyl charts since Soundscan first started tracking vinyl sales in 2008.
3 Doors Down Hopes to Release Next Album in a “Year and a Half”
3 Doors Down may have just released their Greatest Hits album, but that doesn’t mean that the band is winding down. Frontman Brad Arnold says that fans can expect the band to churn out a new album in the near future.
“We really want to focus this time on getting another record out within the next, maybe, year and a half or so,” the singer tells ABC News Radio. “So that means writing on the road, but we’re all kind of professional procrastinators. We’re like, ‘Yeah man we’ll get out on tour and write this time.’ And then you get on tour [and it’s], ‘Oh yeah man, we’ll write when we get home.’”
Arnold adds that the self-imposed deadline will be something new for the band, which has consistently put out a new album about every three years. “It seems like…it’s been a long time in between our records, but you know by the time you write a record, and you record it…and promote it and then go out there and tour on it for a while, by the time you get around to that writing process and recording again and get it out it’s been like three years.”
3 Doors Down will kick off the next leg of their co-headlining tour with Daughtry at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX, on January 25.
Eddie Vedder Says Pearl Jam Is “Halfway” Done with Next Album
Pearl Jam made some significant process on the follow-up to 2009’s Backspacer before its members took some time off to work on their side projects.
“[We’re] maybe halfway there,” frontman Eddie Vedder tells Rolling Stone about the upcoming release. “We're taking our time. At some point we'll join forces again for sure…we'll be ready to go when we're ready to go.”
Vedder adds that the new album will reflect the group’s newly-invigorated musical chemistry. “We really work together as a unit these days,” notes the singer. “It's really the compilation of all the parts. We've figured out after all these years that if everybody just puts their stamp on it then it sounds how we want it to.”
Pearl Jam has said that they plan to begin writing and recording new music for the upcoming release in March.
Guitarist Josh Rand Says House of Gold and Bones Is Stone Sour’s “Best Record”
Josh Rand is thrilled with the way that Stone Sour’s House of Gold and Bones turned out. The guitarist says he feels the concept double album features a blend of all the best qualities of the band’s previous albums.
"I truly do believe [House of Gold and Bones is] our best record,” Rand tells Alternative Addiction. “It has the rawness and heaviness of the first record, the diversity of [2006’s]Come What(ever) May, and the melodies of [2010’s] Audio Secrecy. And it’s all been combined into one album.”
Rand adds that the toughest part of making the album was the songwriting process, which was left to frontman Corey Taylor. “[Creating House of Gold and Bones] was probably only more strenuous for Corey -- just to tie everything in lyrically and build off of the short story he had written,” he reveals. “But for the rest of us, honestly it was just like we were doing another record.”
The second installment of House of Gold and Bones is expected to be released sometime in April, while a four-issue comic book mini-series based on the album will be available starting April 17. You’ll get your first chance to hear songs from the upcoming release when Stone Sour hits the road for a co-headlining tour with Papa Roach later this month. That outing begins on January 20 at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, PA. Visit StoneSour.com to view the full itinerary.