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It's almost time to pull out the bar stools, pour out the shots, and dust off the plastic guitars, as Rock Band 4 will make its triumphant arrival October 6th for both the Xbox One and PS4.
Developer Harmonix previously announced all DLC you might have from the previous games (which eventually reached a truly staggering number of tracks) will carry forward and work with the new version, so you don't have to re-buy all those songs.
Details have been sparse up until now on the new tracks that will be available at launch. Today 22 songs were announced. The full list can be found here, but the entries most of interest to rock and metal fans will be "Toys in the Attic" by Aerosmith, "Hail to the King" by Avenged Sevenfold, "Metropolis - Part 1 The Miracle And The Sleeper" from Dream Theater, "The Feast and the Famine" by Foo Fighters, "Halls Of Valhalla" by Judas Priest, and Ozzy's "Miracle Man."
New video footage has made its way online, courtesy of Alice Cooper's official YouTube channel, featuring the iconic shock rocker performing with American rock act Foo Fighters over in the U.K. The footage was taken on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at The National Bowl in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom in front of 65,000 fans. You can check out the footage in the player below.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed that the band has just been declared the "the most influential rock group of the last 30 years" by Kerrang magazine. Ulrich commented on the announcement by saying;
"It gives me a very warm and fuzzy feeling that Kerrang! magazine have voted Metallica as the band that most changed their lives. I remember the first issue of the magazine in 1981. I had made a pilgrimage to England because I was obsessed with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. I travelled all over the country and that first issue accompanied me everywhere."
The poll, which was voted on by Kerrang readers, is included in the next issue of the magazine, which celebrates 30 years since its launch in June 1981.
The top 10 bands included:
2. Green Day
3. Iron Maiden
5. My Chemical Romance
6. Linkin Park
7. Bullet For My Valentine
8. Blink 182
9. Ozzy Osbourne
10. Foo Fighters
Them Crooked Vultures, the upergroup featuring Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Foo Fighters leader/former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman/former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme, has announced a string of tour dates in the United Kingdom which will kick off this December.
The tour dates are as follows:
December 10 - Plymouth, UK - Pavilions
December 11 - Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
December 13 - Blackpool, UK - Empress Ballroom
December 14 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
December 15 - Edinburgh, UK - O2 Academy
December 17 - London, UK - HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup that consists of former Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones, Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, has posted a short snippet of the song, "Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I" online. You can check it out by heading to this location.
The official trailer for the forthcoming new video game, "Guitar Hero: Van Halen" has been posted online via YouTube. You can check it out below. The game will be released in stores on December 22nd through Activision.
The tracklisting for the game is as follows:
"Ain't Talkin Bout Love"
"And The Cradle Will Rock"
"Dance The Night Away"
"Everybody Wants Some"
"Feel Your Love Tonight"
"Hang "Em High"
"Hear About It Later"
"Hot For Teacher"
"Ice Cream Man"
"I'm The One"
"Loss Of Control"
"Running With The Devil"
"So This Is Love"
"Somebody Get Me A Doctor"
"Spanish Fly" (solo)
"You Really Got Me"
Tracks from other bands:
ALTER BRIDGE - "Come To Life"
BILLY IDOL - "White Wedding"
BLINK-182 - "First Date"
DEEP PURPLE -- "Space Truckin"
FOO FIGHTERS - "Best Of You"
FOREIGNER - "Double Vision"
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE- "Stacy's Mom"
JIMMY EAT WORLD- "Pain"
JUDAS PRIEST - "Painkiller"
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - "The End Of Heartache"
LENNY KRAVITZ - "Rock And Roll Is Dead"
QUEEN - "I Want It All"
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - "Sick, Sick, Sick"
TENACIOUS D - "Master Exploder"
THE CLASH - "Safe European Home"
THE OFFSPRING - "Pretty Fly For A White Guy"
THIRD EYE BLIND - "Semi-Charmed Life"
WEEZER - "Dope Nose"
YELLOWCARD - "The Takedown" More...
Them Crooked Vultures, the rock supergroup featuring John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Probot) and Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age), will release their debut album, "Never Deserved The Future," in November of this year. More details are expected to be revealed shortly.
The full tracklisting for the forthcoming, "Guitar Hero: Van Halen" video game has been revealed and features a huge selection of songs from the rock legends themselves as well as tracks from bands such as Judas Priest, Killswitch Engage and Deep Purple. The game will be released on December 22nd.
The tracklisting is as follows: More...
Reports are coming in that John Paul Jones, best known as the bass player for the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, has formed a new band with Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Probot) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Eagles Of Death Metal.) There are no further details at this time.
Metallica has now revealed the tracklisting for Guitar Hero: Metallica. As previously reported, Guitar Hero: Metallica will be hitting the streets on March 29 with some really cool features like different classic venues such as the L.A. Forum, Tushino Airfield, and The Hammersmith Odeon, the ability to play as us or in single instrument mode, and even the Expert+ setting with double bass drum kick pedals.
Here are the songs on the game, both from Metallica and other bands that they "admire and even call friends": More...
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington recently lashed out at the organizers of the MTV Video Music Awards for turning the prizegiving into an annual mess.
The rockers picked up a Best Rock Video gong for their "Shadow of The Day" promo - but the singer was far from happy about the overall event, which saw Britney Spears pick up three awards and comedian/host Russell Brand relentlessly poke fun at the Jonas Brothers.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine, Bennington admits he was disappointed with the September 7 event.
He says, "Where were Foo Fighters and Nickelback? Or even a band like Three Days Grace, who had a pretty big year? There was no Vampire Weekend or Daughtry. It was very one-sided."
And he accuses the show itself of "raising the bar of confusion and disarray," adding, "The VMAs are consistently clusterf***s, and this year set a new standard.
"You had people who were invited sitting out in the streets. Plus, everybody was texting, no one was watching the show. I got super bummed out.
"I think the VMAs have completely lost touch with a broad scope of music. It was very bubblegum and Disney, which is why bands like Foo Fighters and everybody else in my group weren't there."
The makers of the forthcoming new game, Guitar Hero:World Tour has announced the final tracklisting for the game which is as follows:
311 - “Beautiful Disaster”
30 Seconds To Mars - “The Kill”
Airbourne - “Too Much Too Young”
The Allman Brothers Band - “Ramblin’Man”
Anouk - “Good God”
The Answer - “Never Too Late”
At The Drive-In - “One Armed Scissor”
Beastie Boys - “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
Beatsteaks - “Hail to the Freaks”
Billy Idol - “Rebel Yell”
Black Label Society - “Stillborn”
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Weapon of Choice”
Blink-182 - “Dammit”
Blondie - “One Way or Another”
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - “Hollywood Nights”
Bon Jovi - “Livin’On A Prayer”
Bullet For My Valentine - “Scream Aim Fire”
Coldplay - “Shiver”
Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Up Around The Bend”
The Cult - “Love Removal Machine”
Dinosaur Jr. - “Feel The Pain”
The Doors - “Love Me Two Times”
Dream Theater - “Pull Me Under”
The Eagles - “Hotel California”
The Enemy - “Aggro”
Filter - “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
Fleetwood Mac - “Go Your Own Way”
Foo Fighters - “Everlong”
The Guess Who - “American Woman”
Hush Puppies - “You’re Gonna Say Yeah!”
Interpol - “Obstacle 1?
Jane’s Addiction - “Mountain Song”
Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze (Live)”
Jimi Hendrix - “The Wind Cries Mary”
Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle”
Joe Satriani - “Satch Boogie”
Kent - “Vinternoll2?
Korn - “Freak On A Leash”
Lacuna Coil - “Our Truth”
Lenny Kravitz - “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
Linkin Park - “What I’ve Done”
The Living End - “Prisoner of Society”
Los Lobos - “La Bamba”
Lostprophets - “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)”
Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)”
Mars Volta - “L’Via L’Viaquez”
MC5’s Wayne Kramer - “Kick Out The Jams”
Metallica - “Trapped Under Ice”
Michael Jackson - “Beat It”
Modest Mouse - “Float On”
Motorhead - “Overkill”
Muse - “Assassin”
Negramaro - “Nuvole e Lenzuola”
Nirvana - “About a Girl (Unplugged)”
No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”
NOFX - “Soul Doubt”
Oasis - “Some Might Say”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Crazy Train”
Ozzy Osbourne - “Mr. Crowley”
Paramore - “Misery Business”
Pat Benatar - “Heartbreaker”
R.E.M. - “The One I Love”
Radio Futura - “Escuela De Calor”
Rise Against - “Re-Education Through Labor”
Sex Pistols - “Pretty Vacant”
Silversun Pickups - “Lazy Eye”
Smashing Pumpkins - “Today”
Steely Dan - “Do It Again”
Steve Miller Band - “The Joker”
Sting - “Demolition Man (Live)”
The Stone Roses - “Love Spreads”
Stuck In The Sound - “Toy Boy”
Sublime - “Santeria”
Survivor - “Eye of the Tiger”
System of a Down - “B.Y.O.B.”
Ted Nugent - “Stranglehold”
Tokio Hotel - “Monsoon”
Tool - “Parabola”
Tool - “Schism”
Tool - “Vicarious”
Trust - “Antisocial”
Van Halen - “Hot For Teacher”
Willie Nelson - “On The Road Again”
Wings - “Band on the Run”
A new metal christmas album named "Metal Christmas" has been announced which will feature some of the biggest names in heavy metal music taking part with the following tracklisting confirmed:
"Run Rudolph Run"
Vocal/bass: Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD)
Guitar/vocals: Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ TOP)
Drums/vocals: Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS)
"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
Vocal: Alice Cooper
Guitar: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON/ROB ZOMBIE)
Bass: Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG/ NIACIN)
Drums: Vinnie Appice (HEAVEN AND HELL/ BLACK SABBATH)
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Vocal: Ronnie James Dio
Guitar: Tony Iommi (Heaven And Hell/ Black Sabbath)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo (WHITESNAKE/DIO)
Drums: Simon Wright (AC/DC/DIO) More...
Billboard.com reports: Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones turned an already high-profile Foo Fighters show into a once-in-a-lifetime event Saturday night (June 7) at London's Wembley Stadium, joining the Foos for covers of Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Ramble On."
Drummer Taylor Hawkins took the microphone for the former, while frontman Dave Grohl sang the latter. Grohl, a lifelong Zeppelin fanatic who was on hand for the group's one-off reunion last December in London, told the crowd Satruday's experience constituted "the greatest day of my entire life."
The Foo Fighters' summer European tour continues Wednesday in Bergen, Norway, and wraps June 22 at Germany's Southside Festival. A North American run begins July 9 at Seattle's Key Arena.
You can watch videos of each of those songs below. More...
RollingStone.com has issued the following report from Erica Futterman:
It’s a new year, with new LED ZEPPELIN tour rumors:
The latest speculation has FOO FIGHTERS' Dave Grohl waiting on an invite to drum on an alleged reunion tour. Grohl, who has expressed his willingness to do the job, was allegedly up for Jason Bonham’s gig at last month’s one-off show."
As previously reported, on December 31st, 2007, Mirror.co.uk exclusively revealed "that Led Zeppelin - who staged a triumphant "one-off" gig at the O2 (that) month - will be the headline act at the Bonnaroo festival in the US next year. The festival runs from June 12th to 15th in Tennessee - and if all goes smoothly they may even hit the road and tour.
An insider told us: "This is the news that will drive their fans absolutely wild. They have been bombarding their website to get back together for good but only Robert Plant wasn't keen to commit. Now he's had a change of heart and if it goes well they are also talking about touring."
Foo Fighter’s front-man Dave Grohl recently revealed that he can’t listen to Nirvana’s music because he is still pained by Kurt Cobain’s death, 13 years later. The former Nirvana drummer finds it an "effort" to listen to the band’s hits when they come on the radio.
"I immediately remember what it was like the day we recorded - the food or the f*cking snowstorm. It’s like opening a box of old pictures and I don’t like to do that too often," Grohl explained.
The following message has been posted by Serj Tankian's official Myspace:
"I just wanted to share some great news with you for 2008.
"Beginning on Feb. 11, we will be touring North America with the Foo Fighters, as well as doing some headlining dates. We will announce our headlining shows in the coming weeks, but below are the dates with the Foo Fighters.
"The F.C.C. and I had a blast touring with the Foo's in the UK, and can'twait to bring the show back to North America.
"As always, thanks for all of your support and can't wait to see all of you next year.
"Happy Holidays and try not to drown in Egg Nog,
The tour dates are as follows:
Mon-Feb-18 Worcester The Centrum
Tue-Feb-19 New York MSG
Thu-Feb-21 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
Fri-Feb-22 Binghampton SUNY Gym
Sun-Feb-24 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
Mon-Feb-25 Chicago Allstate Arena
Wed-Feb-27 Minneapolis Target Center
Thu-Feb-28 Council Bluffs Alltel Arena
Sun-Mar-02 Phoenix Jobing.com Arena
Mon-Mar-03 San Diego Cox Arena
Wed-Mar-05 Los Angeles The Forum
With the gaming industry's biggest expo, E3, going on, there have been tons of new announcements as well as some back and forth between competition. The Neversoft-developed Guitar Hero III revealed the former Guns N' Roses/current Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash would rock on a variety of unlockable guitars. Original Guitar Hero developer Harmonix then fired back with the announcement that it will offer not just hit singles for gamers to play on their upcoming Rock Band game, but entire full-length albums from multiple labels.
The first band to receive the digital conversion will be classic British rockers The Who. Gamers will be able to form a virtual cover band playing guitar, hitting the drums, and singing along to the band's widely acclaimed 1971 album Who's Next. The album should hit soon after the game's release this fall, with new content planned on a weekly basis.
Harmonix also announced the first 15 songs from the retail edition of Rock Band. A glance at the list reveals a wide array of rock subgenres and decades represented, from David Bowie and Black Sabbath to The Hives and The Strokes.
Piling on the announcements, Harmonix also revealed that Steven Van Zandt had signed on to chief Rock Band's music advisory board. In addition to appearing in the HBO gangster drama The Sopranos, Van Zandt is a member of Bruce Springsteen backing band E Street Band. Van Zandt also hosts the weekly syndicated radio show Little Steven's Underground Garage, which showcases up-and-coming sub-genre rock bands, and is a program director for the Sirius Satellite Radio network.
Finally, Harmonix revealed the Grammy-winning "Enter Sandman" from Metallica's 1991 Black album will be included in Rock Band's initial lineup shipping with the game. Announced at the end of EA's press conference, Kathy Vrabeck also made mention that a "substantial" number of songs from Metallica's catalog are slated to appear in the game.
The first 16 songs from Rock Band are listed below: More...
Dave Grohl’s FOO FIGHTERS will head into the studio in March to start recording their 7th album as a band. You can learn more as Jack Black sits down one on one with the former NIRVANA drummer in an exlcusive MySpace interview.
The Foo Fighter's new live acoustic album, 'Skin and Bones', debuted at No. 21 on The Billboard Top 200 this week with 49,000 copies sold. Hinder fell from No. 11 to 12 and Evanescence fell from No. 12 to 15. The Deftones, who debuted at No. 10 last week, dropped to No. 46 with 23,000 copies of their latest, 'Saturday Night Wrist', sold.
Ill Nino, Nonpoint and 36 Crazyfists failed to make the chart with each band moving less than 4,000 copies of their new releases.
Sales are up 12% from last week and up less than 1% compared to the same week last year. Overall sales for 2006 are down 5% compared to 2005 with 456.2 million units.