CHEVELLE frontman Pete Loeffler was hospitalized with a knee injury after taking a tumble off the front of the stage during the band's performance this past Monday night (October 8) at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona.
Prior to being taken to the hospital, Loeffler managed to return to finish out the set after a brief intermission during which he was deemed well enough to perform. He was seated for the remainder of the show (see video below).
CHEVELLEtweeted afterwards that X-rays showed no broken bones. However, Loeffler's knee was "too swollen for an MRI" and he was subsequently released with "an awesome knee brace." According to the band, Pete "may have to sit while playing for these next few shows" in Chico, California (Oct. 10); Reno, Nevada (Oct. 11); and Fresno, California (Oct. 12).
CHEVELLE is continuing to tour in support of its sixth album, "Hats Off To The Bull", which sold 43,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on December 6, 2011 via Epic Records.
SEVENDUST Completes Work On Ninth Album
SEVENDUST has completed recording its ninth album for an early 2013 release. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler,New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti.
SEVENDUST's latest CD, "Cold Day Memory", sold around 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The band's previous effort, "Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow", opened with 25,000 units back in April 2008 to land at position No. 19.
"Cold Day Memory" was released on April 20, 2010 on the band's own 7Bros. Records, through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group. The CD — produced by Grammy Award winner Johnny K(DISTURBED, STAIND, 3 DOORS DOWN, PLAIN WHITE T'S) — was the group's first new album with its original lineup back together with Lowery's return after his departure in 2003.
CALL ME NO ONE — the new project featuring Lowery and SEVENDUSTdrummer Morgan Rose — released its debut album, "Last Parade", on June 5. The CD's first single, "Biggest Fan", was made available to purchase on iTunes on April 24.
SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby also recently launched a new project, joining forces with CREED/ALTER BRIDGE drummer Scott Phillips in a new outfit called PROJECTED.
PROJECTED's debut disc, "Human", was released on September 18 via Connolly's own Yaya Papu LLC label.
Metallica Offers Free Downloads of 1994 Concert & Soundcheck from 2012’s Orion Music + More Festival
Metallica is giving fans a special gift. The band announced on their Facebook pagethat they’re giving away free downloads of two rare and unique performances, via their website.
The first offering is a full-length concert that the band played on June 17, 1994 at the County Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY. That two-hour set features the band performing classic hits “Master of Puppets,” “Nothing Else Matters,” and “Enter Sandman,” among others.
The second free download is a three-track set that the guys performed during soundcheck before their inaugural Orion Music + More festival on June 22 in Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ. It features unique versions of “Creeping Death,” “Hell and Back” and “The Call of Ktulu.”
Here is the track list for the June 17, 1994 concert:
"Master of Puppets"
"Wherever I May Roam"
"Harvester of Sorrow"
"Kirk Solo #1"
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"The God That Failed"
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Seek & Destroy"
"Kirk Solo #2"
"Nothing Else Matters"
"Fade to Black"
"Sad but True"
Corey Taylor Explains "Crazy World" Featured in Comic Book Series Based on House of Gold and Bones
Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has partnered with Dark Horse comics to create a four-issue mini-series based on the band’s upcoming double album, House of Gold and Bones. The singer says that his love of comics was the main reason he decided to create something for the concept album.
"It's something I've always wanted to do," Taylor tells USA Today. "I've always been very critical of when comics go south and basically pull the fan out of what the potential is. It's me pretty much putting my money where my mouth is."
Taylor added that the comic series will be “set in this crazy world where nothing's really what it seems, but at the center of it is really a concept about life and evolution and changes." The singer also noted that the lyrics of the House of Gold and Bones tracks will serve as the “internal dialogue” for the characters in the comics, offering “insight into what that character's thinking in that moment.”
You’ll need to wait until next year to get your hands on the comics -- the first issue of the mini-series won’t be available until April 17, 2013. The albums, however, will be available sooner. House of Gold & Bones Part 1 will hit all the usual outlets on October 23, while the second installment, House of Gold & Bones Part 2, is expected to be released early next year.
Linkin Park Deals with Casualties of War in “Castle of Glass” Video
While gamers got their first chance to check out Linkin Park’s “Castle of Glass” video last week by downloading the multiplayer beta version of Medal of Honor Warfighter, the band has now posted the clip online for everyone to see.
The storyline focuses on a child of a military officer who struggles with the news that his father has died in battle. It also features scenes of the band performing the track inside a tornado of glass, interspersed with footage of the upcoming Medal of Honor Warfightervideo game, which arrives in stores on October 23.
Music from Green Day’s Album Trilogy Featured in Upcoming Episode of CSI: NY
Green Day fans will want to set their DVRs to record CSI: NY on October 19. That’s the day that songs from the band’s album trilogy -- ¡Uno! ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! -- will be used to narrate some dialogue-free action sequences on the show. You can expect to hear snippets of “Stop When the Red Lights Flash,” “Amy,” “Night Life,” “The Forgotten” and “Kill the DJ” in the upcoming episode.
“We were stoked when we found out CSI: NY wanted to use our music instead of dialogue to narrate the first few acts of the episode,” said the band in a joint statement. “It’s the first time something like this has been done on the series, and we are blown away with what we’ve seen.”
You can check out all the action when the episode featuring Green Day’s music airs on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
Jack White Faces Off Against Himself in "I'm Shakin'" Video
As promised, Jack White has posted the video for “I’m Shakin’,” the fourth single from his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. The video features two versions of the ex-White Stripes frontman -- one dressed in blue and one in black -- facing off against each other as they perform the track in a large warehouse. Both versions of the singer are supported by two differently-dressed versions of his all-female backing band, thePeacocks, and his all-male backing band, the Buzzards.
In addition, a 7” vinyl single of “I’m Shakin’,” along with the exclusive non-album B-side “Blues on Two Trees,” will be available at White’s official Web store on October 30. You can pre-order the single beginning October 16.