Rum Bum Records has announced the signing of SALIVA. The band —Bobby Amaru (vocals), Dave Novotny (bass), Paul Crosby (drums) andWayne Swinny (guitar) — will enter the studio in January 2013 to begin recording its new album for a late spring release.
"The addition of SALIVA further expands our reputation of cultivating artists that have a unique sound and style," said Luis Bacardi, owner ofRum Bum Records. "We are thrilled to continue to grow our artist portfolio with quality musicians and look forward to playing a significant role in the band's continued success."
Since forming in Memphis in 1996, SALIVA has produced a number of chart-topping hits and earned a Grammy nomination for "Best Hard RockPerformance" for their record "Your Disease". A number of tracks from records have also been featured in major films, including "The Fast And The Furious" and "Talladega Nights" as well as successful games likeTiger Woods PGA.
"We want to sell 10 million records," said SALIVA's frontman Bobby Amaru. "We are all looking forward to getting in the studio and recording an album that will do just that. In the end, what's most important is coming out with songs that we're excited to play, that our fans are excited to hear and that the combination of the two results in a great tour. That's what it's all about."
SALIVA's last studio album was 2011's "Under Your Skin", which featured the Top 5 rock single "Never Should've Let You Go".
Vocalist Josey Scott left SALIVA last year to pursue a solo Christian recording career.
Rum Bum Records is an independent record label based in South Florida. Led by a team of industry veterans dedicated to finding original talent of all genres, the label offers worldwide distribution, and provides artists with the resources necessary to develop and expand their careers.
Bullet for My Valentine Talks Spontaneous Recording Process for Temper Temper
When Bullet for My Valentine headed into the studio to record their forth studio album,Temper Temper, the band decided to try something different. Frontman Matthew Tucksays that the band experimented with new songwriting and recording processes for the forthcoming release, which is due on February 12, 2013.
“[Temper Temper] was a very different affair really compared to anything we’ve ever really done,” the singer tells ABC News Radio. “We didn’t do any demoing, pre-writing or anything for this record. The concept behind it was just go to the studio, write and record as we went along and, kind of, capture that spontaneity and excitement. It was just a very quick process rather than kind of just re-recording track and track which you’ve demoed over the last couple of years.”
Tuck adds that if the process was different, fans can expect the band to head for familiar sonic territory on Temper Temper, as the new release will be similar to their 2010 album,Fever.
“It’s definitely got kind of the same feel and vibe as Fever,” he reveals. “Partly because where we want to go musically is [to] stray away from the metal a bit and just concentrate more on, kind of like, a hard rock, slamming kind of mid-tempo vibe, but have the metal influences still in there.”
Items from Heart, Ozzy Osbourne, Other Stars Being Auctioned to Benefit Ailing Tour Bus Driver
Heart, Ozzy Osbourne and The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir are among the artists who have contributed items or concert packages to an eBay auction that will raise money forDonny Silva, a longtime tour bus driver for many artists who is suffering from stage-four colon cancer. Proceeds raised will help Silva with his medical expenses, as he has no health insurance.
Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson have donated a package that includes a signed electric guitar, an autographed guitar strap and the sisters' personal laminates from their band's 2008 tour with Journey and Cheap Trick. Osbourne, meanwhile, has contributed a signed photo and a collection of Black Sabbath guitar picks. As for Weir, he's offering a pair of tickets and post-show passes to any one of his upcoming solo concerts or byFurthur, his side project group with founding Dead bassist Phil Lesh.
Other items up for bid include collectibles signed by The Beach Boys, Motley Crue andElton John band members Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson, as well as a set of guitar picks donated by the Eagles.
The auction runs until December 6. Check out all the lots being auctioned here.
Pearl Jam Bassist Ament Talks Speedy Recording Process for RNDM’s Acts
Jeff Ament says Acts, the debut album of his side project, RNDM, was one of the quickest albums he’s ever made. The Pearl Jam bassist reveals that the recording process for the release only took a few days.
“We basically did the recording in four days and one night,” Ament tells ARTISTDirect.com. “[The band] got in at about seven at night. We started recording at nine. We recorded one song, and we had [the album] four full days after that.”
Ament adds that he hopes he can make some new music with RNDM before he’s called back to finish Pearl Jam’s follow-up to 2009’s Backspacer. “I'm probably not going to get busy with Pearl Jam until March or something,” he explains. “I'm up for whatever. There's a little bit of momentum within [RNDM] right now so I think we want to keep it moving.”