ALL THAT REMAINS: Entire New Album Available For Streaming
"A War You Cannot Win", the new album from Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS, is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music. Due on November 6 via Razor & Tie/Prosthetic, the CD sees the band reunited with longtime producer Adam Dutkiewicz (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, AS I LAY DYING, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). The record is the culmination of an intense writing period for the group that began shortly after their 18-month tour in support of "For We Are Many".
The "A War You Cannot Win" cover artwork was created by Paul R. Brown (STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KORN, GODSMACK,AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and can be seen below.
ALL THAT REMAINS has created an exclusive new "A War You Cannot Win"-inspired super-limited-edition skate deck, which is available now for purchase here.
"A War You Cannot Win" track listing:
01. Down Through The Ages
02. You Can't Fill My Shadow
03. Stand Up
04. A Call To All Non-Believers
05. Asking Too Much
07. Just Moments In Time
08. What If I Was Nothing
09. Sing For Liberty
10. Not Fading
11. Calculating Loneliness
12. A War You Cannot Win
ALL THAT REMAINS has just hit the road with DETHKLOK, MACHINE HEAD and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. ALL THAT REMAINS is serving as direct support to DETHKLOK (alternating with MACHINE HEAD). The trek will make more than 30 stops throughout the United States and Canada before coming to an end in New York City.
Coheed and Cambria Announce Release Date of The Afterman: Descension and Supporting Tour Dates
Less than one month after the release of their album The Afterman: Ascension, Coheed and Cambria have announced the release date of the follow-up, and the dates of its supporting tour. The Afterman: Descension will drop on February 5, 2013 and will be supported by a six-week stretch of tour dates focusing on smaller, intimate venues.
In a press statement, the band says that the new album will "continue the conceptual storyline from volume one, where Sirius Amory, i.e., 'The Afterman,' is a scientist/cosmonaut who goes on celestial mission and makes what is arguably the most important discovery ever known to mankind. But upon his return, he discovers his ambitiousness may have brought him fleeting fame, but also tragic repercussions."
The press release also states that the band expects sales of Descension to do "just as well if not better than" Ascension which sold more than 50,000 units during the first week following its release on October 9.
Coheed and Cambria's tour dates are as follows:
2/4 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
2/5 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
2/7 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
2/8 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore Detroit
2/9 -- Chicago, IL, Congress Theatre
2/10 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
2/12 -- Des Moines, IA, Val Air Ballroom
2/14 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
2/15 -- Salt Lake City, UT - SaltAir
2/17 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
2/18 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
2/19 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
2/21 -- San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theater
2/22 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern
2/25 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues
2/26 -- The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
2/27 -- Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theatre
3/1 -- Austin, TX, Stubb's
3/2 -- Houston, TX, Bayou Music Center
3/3 -- Dallas, TX, Palladium Ballroom
3/5 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
3/6 -- Saint Petersburg, FL, Jannus Live
3/7 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, House of Blues
3/8 -- Miami Beach, FL, The Fillmore
3/10 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore Charlotte
3/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
3/14 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
3/16 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd Write Soundgarden Music for Their Kids
Soundgarden's King Animal is set to drop on January 31, and much has happened to the Soundgarden guys in the 15 years since their last release. All four of the guys have kept busy professionally, with solo albums, side bands and contributions to other artists' projects. Three of them -- Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd -- are also fathers and that more than anything, they say, influenced the music on King Animal.
Ben Shepherd tells SPIN.com that if the guitar riff in their new song "Halfway There" seems simple, it's on purpose -- he wrote it so that he could someday teach it to his daughter. The lyrics of another song, "Bones of Birds," were written by Chris Cornell about bearing witness to his kids' innocence slipping away as they get older.
Cornell says that the most interesting thing about playing his new music for his kids is that they have immediate, unguarded reaponses. Says the singer, "They actually respond. They don't have the references that adults have, so everything is immediate. It's always interesting to see what they react to in whatever I'm working on at the moment. And they don't even want to discuss why. That's a lesson to remember: My son doesn't care about why."
A last-minute reminder: if you pre-order King Animal directly from soundgardenworld.com before 11:59 p.m. PT on November 7 -- that's Wednesday -- you'll be sent a ticket pre-sale password for shows on the band's special mini-tour, at Irving Plaza in New York City on November 13, The Phoenix in Toronto on November 16 and The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on November 27.
Buckcherry Guys Have Fun on the Road
The guys in Buckcherry work hard, playing almost 100 shows this year alone; but don't feel too badly for them. A source close to the band tells ABC News Radio that between concert dates, and sometimes even on show days themselves, the guys manage to pack in lots of recreation.
Singer Josh Todd is a huge go-kart racer, to the extent of researching tour stops in advance for racetracks so as to spend as much time there as possible, even on gig days. Josh's love of racing extends to the big leagues of NASCAR -- if there's a track near a tour date, you'll find him there on race day.
Guitarist Keith Nelson has recently discovered bowling and can be found at bowling alleys close to Buckcherry concert venues. The source says, "He can spend hours there; he's pretty diehard." Stevie D.'s hobby is a little more under-the-radar but no less an obsession; he loves photography and has an extensive camera collection, some of which he takes on the road with him to shoot with whenever he has time.
The Buckcherry guys are enjoying a couple of weeks off after their recent tour of Japan; they leave for a string of European dates on November 20. They are prepping songs for a new album, called Confessions, which will be released early next year. On the band'swebsite, Josh Todd says the album is based on the seven deadly sins -- lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride -- and will include a film component shot by the singer himself.
Courtney Love Says No Nirvana Broadway Show
If you're a Nirvana fan who's offended by the recent rumors of a possible Kurt CobainBroadway musical, Courtney Love's on your side.
The rumor was started by Britney Spears's ex-manager Sam Lufti, who spent most of the last few weeks trying to sue Spears for a lot of money. His lawsuit failed, but, as previously reported, Lufti did let it slip during his testimony that he and Love -- who he has also sometimes co-managed -- were "working on a possible motion picture or Broadway musical based on the Nirvana catalogue, based on [Courtney's] life and Kurt Cobain's," according to press accounts.
No way, says Courtney. She tells U.K. newspaper The Observer simply, "There will be no musical. Sometimes it's better to leave things alone."
Courtney Love says she learned her lesson the hard way. Contrary to what some suspicious Nirvana fans have grumbled over the years, Love says she regrets the one time she allowed a Nirvana track to be used commercially. She said, "I said yes once -- to [Moulin Rouge director] Baz Luhrmann to use eight seconds of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in [the movie]. But he wasn't allowed to use it in the marketing. I didn't get the part in the film. I was so pissed off I made up the term to 'Baz' somebody."
Love was also upset by last year's movie The Muppets, which used "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in a scene where a barbershop quartet crooned the tune to Jack Black, who was tied up in the barber chair. Months after the movie came out, Love told TMZ that the song was used without her permission and called that a "raping" of her late husband's memory. The surviving members of Nirvana did give their permission for The Muppets to use the song, and Dave Grohl even appeared in the film. She tells The Observer she considered suing over the use but was persuaded not to by her manager.
Ozzy Osbourne's Wife, Sharon, Reveals She Underwent a Double Mastectomy
Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, says she was so fearful of getting breast cancer after discovering she carries a gene that increases her chances of developing the disease that she opted to undergo a double mastectomy and has “no regrets.”
In an exclusive interview with the U.K.'s Hello! magazine, Osbourne says, "As soon as I found out I had the breast cancer gene, I thought, 'The odds are not in my favor.'" The 60-year-old Osbourne, who beat colon cancer 10 years ago, explains, "I've had cancer before and didn't want to live under that cloud. I decided to take everything off and had a double mastectomy. For me, it was a no-brainer."
The Ozzfest founder and The Talk co-host tells the magazine, "I want to be around a long time and be a grandmother...I didn't even think of my breasts in a nostalgic way. I just wanted to live without that fear."
Osbourne also reveals that she is now against plastic surgery after learning from doctors that her breast implants had leaked into her stomach wall.
"Sometimes I'll see a photo and I'll think, 'My face looks plastic'; it can look so unnatural from certain angles," Sharon declares. "Now I am definitely, definitely done. You can't buy your youth back, no matter how much money you've got."
Former Live Frontman Ed Kowalczyk to Release New Solo EP
Former Live lead singer Ed Kowalczyk [ko-WAHL-chik] has announced the impending release of some new music. An EP called The Garden will be available as a digital download November 19. The collection will feature five original songs and five alternate versions of those songs, remixed by other artists. Kowalczyk says he's working on another full-length solo album, to be released in spring of next year.
"As a touring and recording musician, I've been amazed over the years at how much my songs develop and evolve from the original studio recordings," Kowalczyk said in a statement. "With the remixes on The Garden EP, I wanted to try to hyper-speed that process a bit and deconstruct my versions of the songs by handing them off to other creative people right at the beginning."
The singer is currently on his I Alone solo acoustic tour performing solo material and Live hits. Kowalczyk left Live in 2009. Last summer, as previously reported, his former band mates sued in an attempt to get Kowalczyk to stop promoting himself as "Ed Kowalczyk of Live."
Linkin Park Asks Fans to Donate Money to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Linkin Park wants their fans to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. In a video interview with AXSLive, multi-instrumentalist Mike Shinoda says you can offer support to victims of the storm by donating funds to LP's non-profit organization, Music for Relief.
“I was talking to the fans the next morning and they…uploaded some pictures that were horrendous, stuff under water and cars, like, basically just demolished, destroyed by the hurricane,” explains Shinoda. “I know that a lot of fans from all over the place are looking for ways to help out so that’s why we’re trying to spread the word about Music for Relief.”
To make a donation, visit MusicforRelief.org.