ROB ZOMBIE And Wife Discuss 'The Lords Of Salem' Movie In New Video Interview
Damnit Maurie of "The Roz & Mocha Show" on Toronto, Ontario, Canada's KISS 92.5 radio station conducted an interview with Rob Zombie and Rob's wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, after the September 10 world premiere of Rob's new movie, "The Lords Of Salem", at theToronto International Film Festival. You can now watch the chat below.
Zombie's fifth live-action feature , "The Lords Of Salem" was screened for critics, the public and potential distributors at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Playlist called it Zombie's "most accomplished," "most ambitious" and "most unnerving" film, althoughBloody Disgusting labeled the low-budget movie a disappointment, saying Zombie's script was "littered with problems" and questioning his decision to cast his wife Sheri Moon Zombie as the lead.
The plot of the film deals with a curse placed 300 years ago on the residents of Salem by a coven of witches who were put to death, and how that curse returns to terrorize the city's modern-day inhabitants.
Zombie told The Pulse Of Radio that just like on his other films, the script for "The Lords Of Salem" went through changes even as he was filming it. "You know, sometimes you have a script and things change," he said. "You think, 'Oh, this character is going to be really important' or that actor, but it doesn't really come off that way. But then another character that was sort of in the background moves to the foreground, and rather than fight it, I will change it if I feel that it's better. So yeah, there's tons of things changed — I mean, if anyone read the script, there's like almost no relation, almost."
There is no release date yet for the movie, which Zombie made in collaboration with the producers of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise.
Zombie has also been working on his first new album since 2010's"Hellbilly Deluxe 2". The new, yet-to-be-titled CD is set for a late 2012 release.
His "Twins Of Evil" co-headlining tour with MARILYN MANSON begins on October 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
DEFTONES Frontman Says Newly Released Song Is 'Not That Easy Of A Listen'
DEFTONES have released a new song called "Leathers" at the band's official web site, deftones.com, as a limited-time freedownload. The track is taken from the group's seventh album, "Koi No Yokan", which comes out on November 13 and follows up 2010's "Diamond Eyes". The first official single from the set, called "Tempest", will be sent to radiostations in early October.
A one-and-a-half-minute video clip on which DEFTONES vocalist Chino Moreno and bassist Sergio Vega talk about "Leathers" can be seen below.
"That song, in particular, I think is cool, because there's a lot of parts to that song," Moreno said. "And it's not that easy of a listen either. I think it's one of the ones that, the more you hear it, the more you'll get out it. . . I think it's an interesting choice for the first thing for people to hear off a record."
The new disc is the second recorded with Vega filling in for Chi Cheng, who remains in a semi-comatose state as a result of a November 2008 car accident. Moreno told The Pulse Of Radio that Vega stepped up as a songwriter on "Koi No Yokan". "This is our second time writing with him, so... obviously the 'Diamond Eyes' record was the first thing, but even that, I still feel like, you know, he was, that was his first kind of part of being in the band and although he wrote a lot on that record and did a great job, I think he really came out of his shell a lot more in this writing process."
The album's title is a Japanese term that, while not directly translatable to English, essentially means "love at first sight."
"Koi No Yokan" track listing:
02. Romantic Dreams
04. Swerve City
06. Graphic Nature
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You?
DEFTONES will support the new CD with a nationwide headlining tour which kicks off on October 9 in Ventura, California. Prior to that, the group will play at the Epicenter festival in Irvine, California on Saturday (September 22) and the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California on Sunday (September 23).
'Randy Rhoads' Book Author Discusses Unreleased Footage Of Late OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist
Lambchops, the admin for the Randy Rhoads Society on Facebookrecently conducted an interview with Andrew Klein, co-author of the newbook about legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads, simply entitled "Randy Rhoads". A few excerpt from the chat follow below.
Randy Rhoads Society: What did you learn about Randy from your research?
Andrew Klein: He was much more of a romantic than I ever knew or realized. He would go out of his way to do something special for those who he cared about. When he and Jodi [Raskin-Vigier, Randy Rhoads' fiancée] spent their first Christmas in England together, he didn't just want to go buy a tree. He wanted to go and cut down his own tree! It was then that he surprised her with an engagement ring. It was Christmas 1980. He used to mail Lori Hollen little personal items he chose to buy or make for her, rather than just randomly grab something quick in a gift shop. He put a lot of thought into it when he purchased a gift for you or made a gift for you. I never knew how artsy he was. He was an incredible artist. I've seen a lot of the pictures he drew and things he made for people. When he would mail letters, he would draw funny pictures of people he knew. He was amazing at doing those kinds of things with his hands. You look at this stuff and you can see that he had a lot of depth to his soul and he was a very patient person who cared about his friends.
Randy Rhoads Society: We have heard there is a pro-shot Randyshowfrom New Jersey at the Capitol Theatre. Who owns this footage and do you think it will ever be released? If not, why?
Andrew Klein: I don't know who owns it now. I spoke with a guy namedJohn Scher. He was the owner of the Capitol Theatre. He confirmed that every show performed there from 1973-1984 was shot by the inhouse crew. Three cameras in black and white. The last time we spoke, he was preparing his film library for a big sale to either a distribution company or a collector. He wasn't specific. He vaguely remembered the circumstances surrounding the events of the day when Ozzy and Randy were there. He said, "I either filmed it and gave it to Sharon, or we have it put away somewhere — I just don't remember." My thought was, if he had the tapes, and was preparing his library for a sale, he certainly wasn't going to part with them. He would want to maintain exclusivity, which I can understand and respect. They are his and he can do what he wants with them. I feel that if he had given them to Sharon, they would have been released by now. In a letter sent to Jodi the day after the Capitol Theatre show, Randy stated that it was a great show and he was excited that it was filmed. He went into details about the filming and said everyone in the band was aware of the cameras and everyone knew they were being filmed. Randy also said, "Because we were being filmed, I decided to wear the new vest you made for me with the zippers." Many people may not know this, but Jodi made all of Randy's stage clothes for him.
Randy Rhoads Society: There was also a rumor that there is another concert from Arizona in 1982 that was filmed also. Can you confirm this? If it does exist — who owns it and can it or will it be released?
Andrew Klein: There are two brothers who live in Arizona who are big fans of Randy's. They filmed two concerts — one "Blizzard" and one"Diary". They each sat in the front row with a camera and filmed the concerts from two different angles. They have the footage and the last I heard, they have no plans on ever making it available to the public. It is important to note that it is video only — no sound. If something is ever done with it, they will hopefully be able to sync it up with a live audio track. This shouldn't be too difficult. Ozzy's soundman recorded the band through the board nearly every night. Tommy Aldridge has copies of most of those tapes.
Randy Rhoads Society: What were your thoughts on the Ozzy boxset from last year?
Andrew Klein: I like the live audio tracks. I think they represent Randybetter than the "Tribute" album does. Overall, I think its great that Ozzyand Sharon are doing their part to keep Randy's spirit and legacy alive. They loved Randy and I'm sure they miss him just as much as the rest of us. When Ozzy performs, he still plays those songs. As long as we continue to listen to the music, Randy will stay near to us. I'm sure ifOzzy and Sharon had more of Randy that they could share with us, they would. I don't believe that anything is being held back. If they had anything else stashed away all of these years, I think it would have been released in the box set. Most people have heard by now that Bob Daisleyhas recordings that were made during his time with Randy. Lots of cool stuff. Rehearsals, writing sessions, outtakes, demos, jams, and even some songs that never made the records. It's really cool hearing Ozzy andRandy conversing about things and working out the song arrangements. I would venture to say that something historically important such as this doesn't exist anywhere else but on Bob's tapes. From what I understand, all of this material was to be included in last year's box set, but an agreement could not be worked out between them. Bob has the tapes and he can't release them without Sharon. Even if Sharon wanted to release them, she can't do so without Bob's cooperation. So, there you have two people who can't work together to find middle ground. The tapes are gathering dust and the ones who suffer the most are the fans, andRandy's legacy. It’s really a shame.
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RAMMSTEIN Confirmed For U.K.'s DOWNLOAD, Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festivals
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have been confirmed for next year's Download and Wacken Open Airfestivals.
Download will be held held June 14-16, 2013 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom; Wacken Open Air will take place August 1-3, 2013 in Wacken, Germany.
Commented the band: "'Wir halten das Tempo' will also be RAMMSTEIN's motto for 2013, with the band headlining a number of big European festivals.
"Over the past two years alone, over 1.3 million people from Mexico, the USA, South Africa, Australia, Canada and Europe have been blown away by the band's spectacular live show. The RAMMSTEIN machine keeps rolling on and on, and 2013 will be no different: it promises to be one hot summer."
Downloadfestival billing is shaping up as follows:
Wacken Open Air festival billing is shaping up as follows:
SUBWAY TO SALLY
Eddie Vedder Performs at Obama Fundraiser
Eddie Vedder performed at a fundraising event for President Obama at a South Tampa, Florida, home on Thursday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Pearl Jam frontman played four songs on a mandolin: "Rise," from his Into the Wild soundtrack; "Without You," from his solo discUkulele Songs; James Taylor's "Millworker"; and the Neil Young classic "Rockin' in the Free World."
Vedder also addressed Republican presidential candidate MittRomney's now-famous remark that 47 percent of voters will back Obama no matter what and that they do not pay federal income taxes. Vedder said, "It's very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population."
Vedder recalled how, in his pre-rock superstar days, he worked as a supervisor at a petroleum company, allowing him to earn money to pay for guitars and microphones. He said, "For me, it all began with that ability to get the proper training for a decent job."
The fundraiser Thursday pulled in 1.7 million dollars.
Muse's Matt Bellamy Says “Madness” Was Inspired by Argument with Wife Kate Hudson
Sometimes great song ideas can come from bad experiences. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy says that “Madness,” the first single from his band's upcoming album The 2nd Law, was inspired by an argument he had with his wife, actress Kate Hudson.
“’Madness’ is about friction in a relationship, resolving conflict with a loved one and the madness of being caught up in fighting with someone you love," Bellamy tells the New Zealand Herald.
The singer added that The 2nd Law is a unique album because it features a variety of tracks that delve into the band’s personal lives. "We're singing about things like relationships for the first time,” explains Bellamy. “I did that for a bit on the first album [1999's Showbiz] but then I started doing interviews and thought, 'oh my God, I can't answer these questions, they're getting too personal'. So that's when we started getting all conceptual and pretending the album was about the end of the world, or whatever."
You’ll get your first chance to hear songs from The 2nd Law played live when Muse takes the stage later this month as part of the iTunes Festival. The band is scheduled to perform at London’s Roundhouse on September 30, just two days before the release ofThe 2nd Law.
Global Festival, Featuring Sets by Foo Fighters & Black Keys, to Offer Free Live Broadcast
If you can’t make it to the Global Festival in New York City next weekend, here’s some great news -- the event will be broadcast live on several TV networks and will also be streamed online for free. You’ll be able to catch sets by Foo Fighters, The Black Keys,Band of Horses and more on your TV on Palladia, the HD cable music channel owned by Viacom, or on Fuse. If you’d rather watch the show on your computer, you can join the audience online at VEVO.com, AOL.com, Yahoo.com, VH1.com, NYTimes.com and at YouTube.
In addition, organizers for the concert have announced that a number of celebrities will serve as hosts for the event, including actresses Minka Kelly, Sophia Bush and Olivia Wilde, and pop singers Selena Gomez and Katharine McPhee.
The concert, which was created to raise money and awareness about global poverty, will air live on September 29 at 4 p.m. ET, and again at 12 and 8 a.m. ET the next day.
Dave Grohl, Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Contribute Designs Yo Gabba Gabba! Clothing Line
A number of rock artists -- along with some of their kids -- have helped to create a new line of apparel for the popular Nickelodeon TV show Yo Gabba Gabba! The new collection includes t-shirts designed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl with his daughter,Violet, The Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne, Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and Tenacious D’s Jack Black with his son Sam.
You can check out all the clothing the artists created at Volcom.com.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Bassist Flea’s to Host Benefit Concert at His House
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has just announced that he, along with frontmanAnthony Kiedis, will be hosting a special charity concert at his home in Los Angeles to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. The event will feature performances from the Chili Peppers and Rancid on October 16, which also happens to be Flea’s birthday.
In addition, the benefit will also include dinner and a silent auction featuring items donated by President Bill Clinton, Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, artistRaymond Pettibon, Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong, clothing designer John Varvatos and The Police guitarist Andy Summers, plus more.
Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit institution that offers music instruction and grants scholarships that provide free instruction and instruments to young people in the Silver Lake region of L.A. Flea helped found the Conservatory in 2001 and Kiedis sits on its board of directors.
In order to attend the intimate gathering, you’ll need to donate a minimum of $1,500. Visit SilverLakeConservatory.org for more information.
Deftones Offer Free Download of "Leathers"; Reveal Track List for Koi No Yokan
Deftones are giving you a taste of their seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, due in stores on November 13. For a limited time, the band is offering a free download of a cut from the album, “Leathers,” on their website.
In addition, Deftones have revealed the track list for the upcoming release, which features 11 new songs. Before the album is released, the band will hit the road for a headlining tour to promote it. That outing begins on October 9 at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA. Scars on Broadway, a side project of System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian, will support the band on all the dates.
Here's the track list:
“What Happened to You?”
RNDM ‘s Jeff Ament Shaves Band Mates’ Heads in “Modern Times” Video
RNDM has released their first video. The band -- the side project of Pearl Jam bassistJeff Ament, singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur and Fastbacks/Three Fish drummerRichard Stuverud -- has posted online the video for “Modern Times,” the first single from their upcoming debut album, Acts.
The clip begins with a rather unusual scene in which Ament gets together with his band mates and shaves their heads, giving them mohawk hairstyles mimicing his own. Shortly afterward, the band dons orange jumpsuits and performs the track on the rooftop of a Brooklyn apartment building. Acts will arrive at all the usual outlets on October 30.