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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: Making Of ‘BCCIV’ Album Part 3 And 4 (Video)

The third and fourth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "BCCIV", the long-awaited fourth album from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, can be seen below. The disc was released on September 22 via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN, FOREIGNER), Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, ALICE COOPER, BILLY IDOL) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa. Just like its three predecessors, "BCCIV" was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, JOURNEY and THE BLACK CROWES has made him one of the hottest producers that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009, is the group's unofficial "fifth member." "BCCIV" track listing: 01. Collide (4:07) 02. Over My Head (4:06) 03. The Last Song For My Resting Place (7:57) 04. Sway (5:24) 05. The Cove (7:11) 06. The Crow (6:00) 07. Wanderlust (8:18) 08. Love Remains (4:53) 09. Awake (4:42) 10. When The Morning Comes (7:56) 11. With You I Go (bonus track on vinyl edition only) Speaking to myRockworld about some of the lyrical themes covered on "BCCIV", Hughes said: "All the songs were written with a topic — what kind of song we're gonna write musically, what kind of song am I gonna write lyrics about? This album is about walking through the fear, having faith, hope, the killing of dolphins, which I'm against, of course. Look for a big video on [that song, 'The Cove'] — a big video. 'Wanderlust', a song that was written about my travels and always returning home, always safe… to get back home to a safe place. 'The Crow', a very intense rock track written about the bird that watches over the band; it's really a great song about the Black Country. I wrote a song for my father when he passed away, called 'Love Remains'. The chorus was very, very sensitive, and it sounds like a song written for someone that had just passed. So it's a very personal song for me." As for the track "The Last Song For My Resting Place", Hughes said: "[BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION guitarist] Joe [Bonamassa said to] me, 'Hey, I've got this idea about writing a song about the head violin player… or the leader of the orchestra on the Titanic, and I said, 'That's a really good idea.' So he wrote a lyric about the violin player — a great Joe song that needed to be, as always… I mean, I love Joe, I love Joe's voice and I love Joe's work — I really do love him. And I thought it was a great opportunity to show how versatile Joe is on this particular song. So I'm really happy for Joe." Elsewhere, the basic idea for "Over My Head" came to Hughes in the middle of the night. "[My wife] hears me singing, [singing] 'Over my head.' And she said, 'Honey, what's that?' I said, 'I don't know, but I have to go and record it,'" Glenn recalled. "And I left the bedroom and I went, [singing], 'Over my head,' and I just wrote a song around that chorus, that very melodic chorus. And I came back to bed, and the idea was recorded. And that's the way I took it to Joe and we finished it together." BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's inception took place when Hughes and Bonamassa fused their styles on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center's King Of The Blues event. With the help and guidance of Shirley, they further added to their rock lineage by recruiting Bonham and Sherinian. BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION has announced two exclusive concerts in Europe during January 2018 to support of "BCCIV". The band will play Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Tuesday, January 2 and London Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday, January 4. These will be the only two concerts the band will play in Europe.

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Listen To New PINK CREAM 69 Song ‘Man Of Sorrow’

Frontiers Music Srl will release PINK CREAM 69's new album, "Headstrong", on November 10. Another track from the disc, "Man Of Sorrow", can be streamed below. "Headstrong" marks the thirtieth anniversary of the German/British hard rockers PINK CREAM 69. And what better way to celebrate than by adding yet another gem to their already spectacular discography. Produced by bassist (and renowned producer) Dennis Ward, "Headstrong" sees the same line-up from 2013's well-received "Ceremonial" album return to deliver fans another hard-rocking set of quality songs and is their twelfth studio album overall. As a special treat, the new release includes a bonus live album featuring songs from across the band's catalogue. Ward says: "When we released our first album in 1989, we were proud to be a 'guitar band' that yielded powerful guitar riffs and soaring vocal melodies. "Since the release of 'Ceremonial', it became evident to us that we had to take a step back to be able to make two steps forward, so we made a 'master plan': to resurrect our earliest form of songwriting incorporating these riffs and melodies, reducing the amount of keyboards and keeping the production to a minimum of sonic layers in order to be as true as possible to our sound — the sound of fat and crunchy guitars. "I feel that the new 'Headstrong' album is a high-energy recording that redeems us as the powerful rock 'n' roll band we used to be. "After weeks of cross checking the production, listening to the CD in my car, I take great pride in saying 'mission accomplished.' We look so very forward to presenting our new 'baby.'" PINK CREAM 69 was founded in 1987 by singer Andi Deris, guitarist Alfred Koffler, drummer Kosta Zafiriou, who were later joined by bassist Dennis Ward. Deris left the band in 1994 and after auditioning various singers was replaced by Englishman David Readman. "Headstrong" track listing: 01. We Bow To None 02. Walls Come Down 03. Unite And Divide 04. No More Fear 05. Man Of Sorrow 06. Path Of Destiny 07. Vagrant Of The Night 08. Bloodsucker 09. Whistleblower 10. The Other Man Bonus live album (Recorded in 2013 in Ludwigsburg, Germany): 01. Special 02. Talk To The Moon 03. Break The Silence 04. Do You Like It Like That 05. The Spirit 06. Livin’ My Life For You 07. Wasted Years 08. Welcome The Night 09. Shame PINK CREAM 69 is: David Readman - vocals Alfred Koffler - guitar Uwe Reitenauer - guitar Dennis Ward - bass Chris Schmidt - drums

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AC/DC’s ANGUS YOUNG Attends THE ROLLING STONES’ Concert In Düsseldorf

AC/DC's Angus Young attended THE ROLLING STONES' concert in Germany on Monday (October 9). His longtime friend, THE ROLLING STONES guitarist Keith Richards, posted on Facebook that it was a "great surprise to see Angus in Düsseldorf." Angus lives in Aalten, a Dutch city situated just over 90 kilometers from Düsseldorf. THE ROLLING STONES are on the road in Europe as part of the six-week "No Filter" tour. AC/DC's future remains in doubt after the band completed its world tour in support of 2014's "Rock Or Bust", a cycle that saw a massive turnover in the group's personnel. Angus has not yet indicated whether the group will continue recording and touring. In March 2016, AC/DC's singer of thirty-five years, Brian Johnson, had to leave the band's North American tour after doctors told him he might lose his hearing, while forty-year bassist Cliff Williams announced his retirement at the rescheduled trek's conclusion. The lineup that completed the tour consisted of Williams, Young, GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose, Chris Slade on drums and Angus's nephew Stevie Young on guitar.

Great surprise to see Angus in Düsseldorf!

Posted by Keith Richards on Monday, October 9, 2017

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says His Next Solo Album Will Be ‘More Vocal-Oriented’

In a brand new interview with May The Rock Be With You, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-awaited follow-up to his 2014 solo album, "Give 'Em Hell". "We are currently in the demo material, songwriting, gathering [ideas as] part of making a record," he said. "My manager, Rick Sales, has said, 'Sebastian, now is the time,' and he has many different record labels that he is speaking to, so that's what I'm doing." Bach added that he is "not in a hurry or in a rush" to release a new studio record. "I feel that I've put out a lot of good albums in my solo career and I think they're all heavy metal records, it's safe to say: 'Angel Down', 'Kicking & Screaming', 'Give 'Em Hell', not to mention 'ABachalypse Now' and 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive'," he said. "I've released a lot, so my next record is gonna be a different direction, more vocal-oriented. I want to make a California record, like THE DOORS did and VAN HALEN did, and THE EAGLES did and MÖTLEY CRÜE; they're all L.A. bands, I want to make a Sebastian L.A. record; that's what I'm trying to do." Bach said in a 2015 interview that he was "really dying to make a record that sounds like the records of the '70s that I always listened to." He told the "Iron City Rocks" podcast: "What I mean [by that] is recording it in a way that… Like, when I listen to 'Women And Children First' by VAN HALEN, the guitar's all the way on the left, and the vocals are in the middle, with the drums who knows where, and it's just very different sounding, recording-wise, than the way albums are made today. So I think the next time I make an album, that's really what I'm gonna be going for." He continued: "BLACK SABBATH's '13' sounds like a '70s BLACK SABBATH album, as much as it could in 2014. So whatever the fuck they were doing, I just would love to have an album of mine that sounds like that. "I love 'Give 'Em Hell''Give 'Em Hell' is like 'Star Wars'; it's, like, 'Holy shit!' I mean, it's a very modern-sounding record. And when it really got that sound was when it went to mastering with Tom Baker; he made it sound so fucking 'spacey,' and I totally love it. But my taste, as a fan, a rock fan, the next one I do, I'm gonna be going for, like… If I could have a BLACK SABBATH '13' kind of production, that's what I'll be looking for." Sebastian Bach's autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row", came out last December via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Watch MARILYN MANSON’s NSFW ‘SAY10’ Video Featuring JOHNNY DEPP

Marilyn Manson's NSFW music video for the song "SAY10" can be seen below. The clip features an appearance by the shock rocker's close friend, actor and fellow musician Johnny Depp. Manson stated about the video: "After the the balloons have all shriveled up and are swallowed in the puddles of puke and idealism, don't look to Me for sympathy. I am here to be all that I am accused of not being. And to be blamed for what you made Me. "The shots you will hear are from a mouth disguised as a gun. Don't call this art. This is a hard cock in a room full of vampires and the music, man. The music is My foul blood on your faces." "SAY10" is taken from Manson's latest album, "Heaven Upside Down", which was released on October 6. On the disc, he reunites with producer and film composer Tyler Bates following an epic collaboration on Manson's critically acclaimed 2015 release, "The Pale Emperor". Marilyn Manson canceled nine shows of his "Heaven Upside Down" tour following an incident on September 30 when he was injured after a stage prop fell on him while he was playing in New York City. Manson's next performance is expected to take place on October 15 at Grand Prairie, Texas's Freaker's Ball. The accident happened about forty-five minutes into Manson's set at Hammerstein Ballroom as tried to climb the prop — consisting of two enormous fake pistols — which was almost double his height. The huge prop toppled and knocked Manson to the stage.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Guitarist Reflects On SCOTT WEILAND’s Death

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo, who is currently promoting the twenty-fifth-anniversary expanded reissue of the band's debut album, "Core", was asked in a new interview with Variety what emotions he had listening to these songs almost two years after the passing of the group's original singer, Scott Weiland. "It's pretty much every emotion," he responded. "It's sadness, it's anger, it's intense, it's joy, it's love. It's every emotion that the guy who had such a huge flow and such success with this band, and is not here to tell you about it. I hate it. I can't stand it, man. It's like, 'Really man? You had to take it there?' And that's what's tragic about the situation right now because, everything else about it is really, really beautiful. But, heck man. "If there's one thing I could have changed back in the day, it would have been to just ask for Scott to have somewhat of a full heart and a peaceful mind," Dean said. "Scott was an extraordinary human being. Like, anything that guy did, he excelled at. And I know there was a lot of noise in that guy's head, man. And when he found things that would take down that noise and squelch that fuzz, that's where he found his peace. And sadly, it killed him." STONE TEMPLE PILOTS confirmed in a recent interview with Rolling Stone that they are working with a new vocalist and hope to announce his identity in the next few weeks. STP has been without a singer since November 2015, when Weiland's replacement, Chester Bennington — who joined in early 2013 — departed to spend more time with his main band LINKIN PARK. Weiland, who reunited with the group in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus but was dismissed in 2013, died in December 2015 of a drug overdose while on a solo tour. Chester recorded one EP with the band, "High Rise", and did a handful of tours during his tenure. He died by suicide on July 20. He was 41. "For the rest of our days, we're going to miss those two guys immensely," Dean told Yahoo! "You record music with somebody, you write music with somebody — that's very intimate. You're really putting all of yourself out there, and you're very vulnerable. These are two men that we had the luxury and honor of doing that with for many years, so we're really, really going miss those guys. A lot." STP last performed live, with Bennington on vocals, for a one-off reunion performance in California in March 2016. The band held an open call for singers last year, reportedly receiving thousands of submissions and narrowing that down to a handful of prospects with whom the group members got together to jam.

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AXL ROSE Blasts Vice President MIKE PENCE For Using Government Travel For COLTS ‘PR Stunt’

Axl Rose has criticized Mike Pence for his trip to Indianapolis to watch — and then abruptly leave — a football game Sunday between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, calling it a "PR stunt." The GUNS N' ROSES frontman took to his Twitter for the first time in five months to slam the vice president for leaving the game after some players knelt during the national anthem. Pence later said that while the players, who are protesting racial injustice, are "entitled to their own opinions," he didn't think it was "too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem." Rose joined a chorus of Pence critics who argued the act was a costly stunt orchestrated by President Donald Trump, who tweeted that he had directed Pence and the second lady to leave the game if protests occurred. Reporters who were with Pence's group on Sunday were told before the event that there might be an early departure from the game, suggesting the vice president's national anthem exit was planned. Axl tweeted: "Thanks WH 4 the $200k Colts game PR stunt." Trump recently said that NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired, and called on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to tell them to stand. The controversy started simmering over a year ago when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to kneel during the national anthem. Last December, Rose invited fans at a GUNS N' ROSES concert in Mexico City to beat the crap out of a large piñata designed to look like then-president-elect Donald Trump.

Thanks WH 4 the $200k Colts game PR stunt.

— Axl Rose (@axlrose) October 9, 2017

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TERROR UNIVERSAL Debut To Feature Guest Appearances By DISTURBED, FEAR FACTORY Bassists

"Make Them Bleed", the full-length debut from TERROR UNIVERSAL, the "horror metal" band featuring ILL NIÑO drummer Dave Chavarri (who also previously played with SOULFLY), has had its release date pushed back to January 19, 2018 from the previously announced October 2017 (via Minus Head Records). The disc will feature guest appearances by bassists John Moyer (DISTURBED, ART OF ANARCHY, ex-ADRENALINE MOB) and Tony Campos (FEAR FACTORY, MINISTRY, SOULFLY, STATIC-X). Campos appears on the track "Dead On Arrival", and Moyer can be heard on "Spines". Moyer says: "My thanks to TERROR UNIVERSAL for allowing me to play bass on their stellar song 'Spines'. Great song from a great band!" Campos adds: "Had a blast playing on the track 'Dead On Arrival'. Really cool tune. Heavy, grooving riffs. Great hook. Looking forward to what else TERROR UNIVERSAL does." Chavarri states: "I am beyond fucking excited to be releasing our debut full-length, 'Make Them Bleed', to all you sick fucks! This album is full of metal crushing grooves!" You can pre-order "Make Them Bleed" right now via Bandcamp or via the band's brand new PledgeMusic campaign. PledgeMusic pre-order incentives include digital download cards, signed CDs, limited-edition posters, t-shirts, stickers, limited edition blood-splatter vinyl, signed gear (including a guitar, drumhead and drum sticks), one-on-one music lessons, and more. "Make Them Bleed" track listing: 01. Passage Of Pain 02. Welcome To Hell 03. Spines (feat. John Moyer) 04. Make Them Bleed 05. Through The Mirrors 06. Dig You A Hole 07. Dead On Arrival (feat. Tony Campos) 08. Into Darkness 09. Your Time Has Come 10. Piece By Piece Guitarist Ahrue Luster (ILL NIÑO; formerly of MACHINE HEAD), who was involved with TERROR UNIVERSAL in the early stages of the band, has not been involved with the group for over a year. TERROR UNIVERSAL is: Vocals: Plague Drums: Massacre Guitars: Thrax Bass: Diabolus

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SHINEDOWN’s BRENT SMITH And ZACH MYERS To Embark On ‘Songs For The Soul: An Intimate Acoustic Evening’ Tour

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers, billed as SMITH & MYERS, will embark on the "Songs For The Soul: An Intimate Acoustic Evening" tour in early December. "Zach and I are extremely excited to be bringing the SMITH & MYERS tour to a city near you," said Smith in a statement. "We feel this will be a unique and intimate experience for our fans and what better time to celebrate but during the holiday season. See you at the show!" Confirmed dates: Dec. 01 - Revolution Live - Fort Lauderdale, FL Dec. 02 - House Of Blues - Orlando, FL Dec. 04 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD Dec. 05 - The Queen - Wilmington, DE Dec. 06 - Sherman Theater - Stroudsburg, PA Dec. 08 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ Dec. 09 - Cone Denim Entertainment Center - Greensboro, NC Dec. 11 - Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN Dec. 12 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA Dec. 14 - Soul Kitchen - Mobile, AL Dec. 15 - New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN Dec. 16 - The Truman - Kansas City, MO Dec. 18 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI Dec. 19 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI Dec. 20 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI Jan. 04 - Majestic Madison - Madison, WI Jan. 05 - Green Bay Distillery - Ashwaubenon, WI Jan. 06 - The Forge - Joliet, IL SMITH & MYERS released "(Acoustic Sessions)" digitally in January 2014, featuring acoustic covers of songs by THE CLASH, Otis Redding, METALLICA, THE BLACK CROWES, SOUL ASYLUM and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The project was initially envisioned as a ten-track album chosen by fans via Facebook. However, four of the songs were held up awaiting clearance, meaning the initial idea was carved in two. The final four tracks eventually saw the light as a follow-up release, "Acoustic Sessions Part 2", which arrived in March 2014. Smith told Billboard that Anthony Delia, senior vice-president of marketing for Roadrunner/Atlantic, came up with the covers idea and a subsequent plan to chose the songs via a Facebook poll of the band's fans. "They could put in any song they could think of that they wanted to hear me and Zach cover," Smith said. "And, no B.S., I think there was somewhere in the neighborhood of four or five thousand songs submitted from people all over the world. It pretty much crashed our server every single day."

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