*[FMQB.com] Josh Homme looks damn good for a guy who died last year. It was supposed to be routine leg surgery, but then something went terribly wrong. “They had to bring me back,” he said.
Josh tells his story before he and Troy Van Leeuwen get into the current state of Queens of the Stone Age, the reissue of the long-lost first album and their plans for the future.
*[FMQB.com] David Gilmour will join Roger Waters at one show on the U.K. leg of The Wall tour. The elaborate show will play for six nights at London's O2 Arena in May and it will hit the Manchester MEN Arena on May 20 and 21. "I think it's beginning to look now as if he'll [Gilmour] do one gig," Waters said, according to NME. "He'll do 'Comfortably Numb' at one gig. It's a big secret when." In an interview with Sky News, Waters added that the tour, which sees a 240ft-wide and 35ft-tall wall being dismantled throughout the show, will most likely be the last time he does anything of a similar scale. "Constructing something like this indoors - I'll probably never do anything this big again, the technology of projection we've used in this show is breathtaking," he said.
*[consequenceofsound.net] There’s only so many ways to introduce new music, which proved incredibly challenging in the lead up to Foo Fighters’ forthcoming 7th LP, Wasting Light. We’ve already dealt with “YouTube clips, 60-second snippets, official previews, music videos, remixes, and concert reviews, and the best part is that there’s still 11 more days before RCA drops the 11-track effort. So let’s just throw context out of the window for this one: stream Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light in its entirety below (via Foo’s @ SoundCloud).
Foo Fighters’ seventh LP, Wasting Light, hit stores April 12th via RCA. Have you ordered it yet? Also, see them in movie theaters.
Wasting Light by Foo Fighters
*[theprp] A new Jesu track by the name of “Small Wonder” is now available for streaming over HERE. The song comes from the new Jesu album “Ascension“, which is set for a May 10th release date through Caldo Verde.
*[bravewords.com] Austin, Texas-based metallers THE SWORD have announced their Tears Of Fire Hot Sauce Giveaway.
Hand-crafted to the band's specifications in their hometown of Austin, Texas by hot sauce artisan Brian Rush at Tears Of Joy, The Sword's Tears Of Fire Hot Sauce will unleash a supernova of searing heat and rich flavor upon the unsuspecting palate. This singular concoction was limited to only one batch and is not available in stores. But there is a chance, however slim, that you might possess a bottle of your very own! The Sword will choose ten lucky winners to have their taste buds blown to the planet Acheron. Complete details at this location.
*[pitchfork.com] Melodies like "Benediction", the first taste of the Beck-produced Demolished Thoughts, just seem to tumble out of Thurston Moore. But rarely do they land in a track this lovely, with its sinewy strings and aqueous double-bass pluck. The track at times recalls Lou Reed's string-led "Street Hassle" and the folk-jazz devotionals of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, especially as Samara Lubelski's violin winds around the bluesy riff Moore plays on the song's stirring instrumental breaks. Spacious and languid, the track's unusually ingratiating surface masks the violent devotion of its knotty lyric. "I know better than to let you go" is a sweet line; "scratches spell her name," less so. As Lubelski's violin whirls, Moore sings of halo-swiping thunder demons and tying a lover to the ground. It's more than a bit startling in the context of the track, yet it's classic Moore, cutting beauty with something truly vile.
MP3: Thurston Moore: "Benediction" (right click, save as)
[from Demolished Thoughts; out 05/24/11 on Matador]
*[bravewords.com] Hisingen Blues, the sophomore studio album by Sweden's GRAVEYARD, has officially entered the Swedish album chart at #1, trumping pop icon BRITNEY SPEARS’ new album for the coveted spot.
Graveyard’s second album and Nuclear Blast debut was produced, recorded, and mixed in analog by Don Alsterberg at Don Pierre Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. The first official music video from Graveyard, for the song 'Hisingen Blues', is now available for viewing below:
*Australian psych/grunge band Zeahorse have posted a video for their song "Jesus". The song comes from the band's recently released self titled album...