Maria Brink from In This Moment appears as a guest vocalist on Papa Roach’s song “Gravity” which released on their newest album F.E.A.R. and recently joined Papa Roach on stage at a show in Moline, Il to perform a live debut of the song.
This will probably happen more often later this year, seeing as In This Moment will be joining Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch on tour this fall. Both bands will also be at Rockfest in Kansas City May 30.
Foo Fighters served as David Letterman’s last ever musical guest on May 20, which makes sense because Foo Fighers are Letterman’s favorite band. The band played a live rendition of “Everlong” as a video tribute to Letterman’s 33-year career played over the top of it.
A new study showed Nickelback has more intelligent lyrics than other popular rock bands including the Foo Fighters and Linkin Park.
The study looked at the Flesch-Kincaid Index which determines reading difficulty. Song lyrics were put into the index and given an average grade level.
Nickelback had the highest rating out of seven rock acts with a score of 3.3. The next six bands were Linkin Park (3.2), Seether (2.78), Foo Fighters (2.62), Three Days Grace (2.46), Shinedown (2.38) and Avenged Sevenfold (2.25).
Three Days Grace’s song “The Good Life” had the lowest grade level of all the songs tested with 0.8.
The highest ranking number one song from the past 10 years was Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Dani California” with a level of 5.5.
Faith No More release their first album in 18 years next week. Watch them perform “Superhero”, the first single off the new album, Sol Invictus and their cover of “Easy” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. This was their first TV appearance in more than 20 years.