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GODSMACK: Fourth '1000hp' Studio Webisode Available
The fourth of five webisodes featuring footage from the recording sessions for GODSMACK's new album, "1000hp" (One Thousand Horsepower), can be seen below. The series takes fans behind the scenes into the group's custom-built studio and rehearsal facility near Boston and to Ocean Way Studios in California during the writing and recording processes. GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna told journalist Gary Graff that after taking a break from the band, the quartet found it easy to work together again. "Looking back now, in hindsight, we just needed a break," he said. "That's what it was, and we weren't allowing that before, not long enough. And we kind of were touring so relentlessly that we had to get away from each other, I think. And now the band came back and we started talking and we were in such a strong place. We really missed each other. The love was still there, man. The brotherhood is stronger now than it's ever been. And when it was time to start writing again, y'know, the guys had brought in a batch of songs and I had a batch of songs I'd been working on and we kind of laid it on the table and started carving through them and seeing which ones we were gonna lighten up and which ones were gonna make the cut." The follow-up to 2010's "The Oracle", "1000hp" will be released on August 5 via Republic Records. The "1000hp" title track and GODSMACK's first all-new single since 2011 arrived at rock radio stations on June 9. Erna told The Pulse Of Radio how the track came together: "It's one of those songs that surprisingly came out and was written from back to front in, like, an hour. I started putting one thing together with the next, and then Shannon [Larkin, drummer] started jumping in and then we arranged the whole song, and literally within an hour, maybe 90 minutes, this whole song was written and it was one of the last songs that we wrote, and it ended up becoming the first single." Erna described the sound of the "1000hp" album to The Pulse Of Radio as "a little bit more raw, a little bit more open. The writing was a little freer. The production is really kind of raw and in your face, and the songs, man — I'm really, really excited about these songs. And I have to tell you honestly, I wasn't that excited about writing this record at first." GODSMACK is among the confirmed bands for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, set to kick off on August 15 in Clarkston, Michigan and run through September 21.
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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Teams Up With Bettenhausen Dodge To Help Grant Wishes
On August 7, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil will make a pit stop at Bettenhausen Automotive to help support Tinley Wish. The event will take place in the showroom of Bettenhausen Automotive at 8355 W. 159th Street, Tinley Park, Illinois sometime after 1 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Vince will be there to sign autographs and take photo ops with fans while supporting the Tinley Wish organization. About Tinley Wish: Tinley Wish is a nonprofit organization out of Tinley Park, Illinois that helps families in need around the holiday season. Tinley Wish is run by the Tinley Park Police Department. To donate or learn more about Tinley Wish, please visit TinleyWish.org. About Vince Neil: A rare mixture of style, swagger, and charisma is what a rock frontman needs to possess and Neil has always had all three complementing his strong vocals for over three decades. Lead singers like Neil is what made rock and roll what it is today. No stranger to helping others in need, the singer is always taking time out to help others using his star power to raise awareness and funds for charities across the globe. Vince is on tour with his band, MÖTLEY CRÜE, for "The Final Tour". Recently Vince teamed up with Justin Moore to recreate the band's hit "Home Sweet Home", which is once again becoming yet another hit in its new incarnation. MÖTLEY CRÜE will perform on Friday, August 8 at First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Tinley Park.
Slipknot, Foo Fighters & Killswitch Engage…
Harddrive reports a new Slipknot single should arrive on August 26th! Mixing of the new Foo Fighters album is complete! A release is expected in November! Check out Seether performing “Broken” for Loudwire… Killswitch Engage have announced three dates around Halloween with All That Remains, City of Homes and others… October 30th in Sayreville, NJ […]
Linkin Park, Godsmack, Flying Colors & …
Flyleaf are streaming the video for their new single “Set Me on Fire“! Their new compact disc, ‘Between the Stars‘, will be in stores September 16th. August Burns Red’s “Beauty in Tragedy” is on the Internet. Flying Colors will release their new album ‘Second Nature‘ on September 29th. A teaser for the album is streaming […]
Available Today
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Flyleaf – “Set Me On Fire” (Loud & Proud) – Amazon MP3 Nonpoint – “Breaking Skin” (Razor & Tie) – Amazon MP3 Rains – “Hero” – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Adelitas Way – ‘Stuck‘ (Virgin) – Amazon MP3 Theory of a Deadman – ‘Savages‘ (Roadrunner) – Amazon […]
Alice in Chains, Seether, & Wovenwar!
Footage of Alice in Chains performing “No Excuses” from their Guitar Center Sessions performance is streaming. Seether recently performed “Crash” and a cover of the Deftones’ “Change (In The House of Flies)” for Sirius XM’s Artist Confidential! Limp Bizkit will be touring this fall… Check out Wovenwar’s new track, “Profane“! If you missed Linkin Park’s […]
Alter Bridge, FFDP, Wovenwar & …
Anberlin will perform their final show on November 26th at the House of Blues in Orlando. Tickets are on sale now! A lyric video for Five Finger Death Punch’s “Watch You Bleed” is streaming. Wovenwar have posted previews of “Death to Rights” and “Tempest“. The band’s self-titled debut will be out next week! Check out […]
Rise Against, For Today, Ozzy & More…
Rise Against have premiered the video for “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore“! Check live footage of For Today performing “Pariah“! The band will be on tour supporting We Came As Romans starting September 11th, dates on the Facebook! ‘Ozzy Osbourne: Memoirs Of A Madman‘ will be released on October 7th. The set includes […]
Otherwise, Ill Nino, Egypt Central…
Otherwise have announced dates for a headlining tour which also includes Like a Storm and Islander. Dates here! Their album ‘Peace at All Costs‘ is due September 16th! Ill Nino’s “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” music video has made it’s Internet debut! Nonpoint’s new single “Breaking Skin” is available for your streaming pleasure… “Here To […]
Release Day!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Asking Alexandria – “Moving On” (Sumerian) – Amazon MP3 Weezer – “Back to the Shack” (Republic) Album Releases Four Year Strong – ‘Down In History‘ (Pure Noise Records) – Amazon MP3 Fozzy – ‘Do You Wanna Start a War‘ (Century Media) – Amazon MP3 Ill Nino – […]
Exodus Announce 'Blood In, Blood Out' Album Release Plans
Thrash legends Exodus have just revealed that their 10th studio album, 'Blood In, Blood Out,' will see a Oct. 14 release date. Continue reading…
Slash Playing Iconic Los Angeles Venues for Guitar Center's 50th Anniversary
With anticipation building for Slash's new album 'World on Fire,' his band's takeover of Los Angeles' most iconic venues has been announced. In celebration of Guitar Center's 50th anniversary, Slash and company will play three shows over the span of a week. The first show is at the Troubadour on Sept. Continue reading…
Rob Zombie Launches Crowd Funding Campaign for Upcoming Film '31′
Rob Zombie goes in-depth about his next horror film, '31,' and launches crowd funding campaign to raise money for the flick. Continue reading…
Godsmack Explore Producer Dave Fortman's Role in Latest '1000hp' Webisode
Godsmack give you a closer look at producer Dave Fortman's role in the creation of their '1000hp' album. Continue reading…
Former Flyleaf Singer Lacey Sturm to Release Autobiography 'The Reason'
Sturm dedicates the book "to the one like my teenage self, who is a breath away from finding the beauty of a life worth living." Continue reading…
Inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards – Exclusive Photo Gallery
Last week, the first ever Alternative Press Music Awards took place and featured a number of memorable performances. Continue reading…
Volbeat Begin to Plot Next Studio Album
Volbeat drummer Jon Larsen lays out the plan for the end of the 'Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies' cycle and the start of a new album. Continue reading…
Sixx: A.M. Reveal Title, Artwork and Track List for New Album
Sixx: A.M. have unveiled the album title, artwork and track listing for their third studio album. Continue reading…