PAPA ROACH: Official 'Before I Die' Lyric Video Released
The official lyric video for the song "Before I Die" from Californian rockersPAPA ROACH can be seen below. The band recently filmed a video for the track, which included an underwater scene.
"Before I Die" comes off PAPA ROACH's new album, "The Connection", which sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.
PAPA ROACH performed for a worldwide live stream and took questions from fans on October 23 via YouTube, marking the first time the band played live since vocalist Jacoby Shaddix underwent surgery in September to remove nodes from his vocal cords. Shaddix's condition forced him to stop singing and led his band to drop off this past summer's Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour.
Shaddix told The Pulse Of Radio that pulling out of that tour and going straight into surgery was probably the smartest thing he could have done. "Best decision I ever made," he said. "You know, it was a tough decision, but best decision. Went in and got the surgery — I was freaking out. I remember I was going into surgery, I'm like, tear rolling down my face, like, 'God, please guide this surgeon's hands,' cause, you know, I mean, shit could go bad real quick."
Shaddix told Loudwire, "I couldn't talk at all so that sucked. It was the longest silence of my life since I was born; I just wanted to talk so bad."
Even before his vocal problems started, Shaddix admitted in several new interviews that he came close to committing suicide earlier in the year as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon.
MACHINE HEAD Frontman's Hernia Surgery: Second Video Diary Posted Online
Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn of San Francisco Bay Area metallersMACHINE HEAD underwent successful surgery yesterday (Wednesday, November 14) at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota to repair his double inguinal hernia.
The second in a series of video diaries documenting Flynn's operation and his recovery can be seen below.
Flynn had planned to go under the knife in January 2013 after completing a North American tour with DETHKLOK, ALL THAT REMAINS and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. He had hoped to continue the trek despite extreme discomfort, but it's become too difficult to carry on.
Flynn will return home to California to recover, rest and recuperate. The band will rejoin the tour in Portland, Oregon on November 24.
MACHINE HEAD has just released a new live album, "Machine Fucking Head Live", via Roadrunner Records. It's the band's second live effort;"Hellalive" was released in 2003.
"Machine Fucking Head Live" was recorded at various tour stops across the globe last year. It features songs from throughout the band's expansive catalog, including crowd favorites like "Imperium","Aesthetics of Hate", "Locust", "Ten Ton Hammer", "This is the End"and "Halo".
Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello Gives Thanks to “Passionate Fans,” Addresses Recording Rumors
Later this month, Rage Against the Machine will release a 20th anniversary edition of their self-titled debut album, titled XX. Guitarist Tom Morello says that the band decided to put together the special package as a thank you to their dedicated fan base."We are blessed with having perhaps the most passionate fans to ever listen to a bootlegged recording or mosh at a show, so I want to really give them a motherlode of Rage Against the Machine history, past and present," Morello tells Billboard.com.
The guitarist adds that while it “doesn’t feel like 20 years” since the band release their debut effort, he’s happy that their politically-charged music has echoed strongly through the years.
"We're able to take pride in the fact that in the history of rock music there has never been a more popular band with as radical politics as Rage Against the Machine, nor has there been a band with more radical politics than Rage Against the Machine that has been as popular,” explains Morello. “That is the lasting testament to the first shot fired by this album and how it continues to resonate with rebels around the world."
In addition, Morello squashed any circulating rumors that the band are working on a new studio album, declaring that RATM has “no plans beyond” dropping XX.
While we’ll be able to get our hands on XX on November 27, Morello hints that there may be more live CD/DVD sets from the band headed our way in the future.
Star-Studded 40th Anniversary American Music Awards Air Sunday on ABC
The 40th annual American Music Awards airs on ABC this weekend, and rock fans have a few reasons to watch the telecast. Not the least of these is the presence of Linkin Park, who will be performing on the show in addition to competing against Gotye and The Black Keys for Favorite Alternative Rock Artist. fun. will also be fighting for honors, duking it out with Gotye for New Artist of the Year and going against Maroon 5, One Direction and The Wanted for Favorite Pop/Rock Duo or Group.
Tune in to see who'll take home the trophies when the AMAs are broadcast live on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Soundgarden’s King Animal Expected to Sell 70K-75K Copies Its First Week
Soundgarden’s first studio album in over 15 years, King Animal, is expected to make a big splash on the Billboard 200 album chart next week.
According to industry website Hits Daily Double, sales for Soundgarden's sixth studio album are projected to be somewhere between 70,000 to 75,000 copies its first week out. Even so, and if those estimates prove accurate, the new album won’t come close to the initial success of the band's previous release, 1996's Down on the Upside, which racked up 176,000 copies in its first week and claimed the #2 spot on the tally.
The Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be released on Wednesday.
Watch Blur Perform “Under the Westway” from Live CD/DVD Set, Parklive
Blur is giving us a taste of their upcoming new live CD/DVD set, Parklive. The band has posted a video excerpt that features the guys performing the band’s recently-released single, “Under the Westway,” during their gig at the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert in London. Parklive will be available on December 3 in a variety of configurations, with the largest being a five-disc set. That package features the band’s full-length concert in Hyde Park on two CDs, a DVD of that show, and a two-CD album, Blur -- Live at the 100 Club, which contains a number of live performances the guys recorded over the summer. In addition, the package will include a 60-page book featuring exclusive photos from all of the band’s recent performances.
To check out Parklive's full track list, visit Blur’s webstore.
Hollywood Undead Taps Slipknot’s Shawn "Clown" Crahan to Direct “We Are” Video
Hollywood Undead has announced that Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahanwill direct the video for “We Are,” the first single from Undead's upcoming album, Notes from the Underground.
"We are very excited to be working with someone that thinks as progressively about their art as we do,” said Da Kurlzz in a statement. “Clown is a great director, and together we are going to deliver something truly memorable."
A release date for the video has yet to be announced. Notes from the Underground is expected to arrive in stores sometime in January.