*[FMQB.com] Mike Sullivan chats with Chino Moreno and Abe Cunningham from the Deftones...
*[consequenceofsound.net] Rage Against the Machine might not have plans for a new studio album, but the acclaimed rock band will return on July 30th for a massive one-off concert in Los Angeles, California. Since we last talked Immortal Technique and El Gran Silencio have been added to the bill, joining already confirmed openers Muse and Rise Against. Also, a venue has been confirmed: the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Update: Miss Lauryn Hill is also on the bill. The Roots, who were previously listed on the festival’s lineup poster, are now nowhere to be found.
Tickets are priced from $69-$99 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Friday, May 13th at 10:00 AM PDT.
*[theprp.com] The bonus “Basket Of Eggs” CD featured with Clutch‘s soon to be released reissue of their album “Blast Tyrant” can be streamed over at AOL.com. The reissue will arrive in stores tomorrow, May 10th, through Weathermaker Music.
*[consequenceofsound.net] Wayne Coyne knows that his recent interest in gummy-skull making isn’t exactly normal when you hold it up against industry norms, but the 50-year-old frontman of The Flaming Lips obviously doesn’t abide by those anymore. His Twitter feed is the equivalent of a Flaming Lips news wire, and he’s also said that he thinks not having money shouldn’t mean that you couldn’t have music, too.
“We love music. We want it,” he recently told Esquire, “But without doing anything that we are aware [is] illegal, we just get it – I want that to happen to Flaming Lips music.” And while he believes that income shouldn’t prevent fans from having his music, he did acknowledge the fact that not every one of his fans that want his gummy skulls will get one. “There are just some things in the world that, if you don’t have the money, you can’t have,” he added.
What fans will hopefully be getting their ears around is the band’s upcoming collaboration with Noah Lennox, who is better known as Animal Collective’s it-boy, Panda Bear. Coyne revealed that the Lips would be working with the 32-year-old at the end of the interview, but didn’t reveal any details. He also said that his band would also like to work LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and that he’s waiting on a text message from Jimmy Page regarding doing some “soundtrack work.” There’s no telling is any of these collaborations will actually bear sonic fruits, but it looks like Coyne is committed to making this “release one song at a time” thing very interesting.
*[theprp.com] The Lostprophets have enlisted Ken Andrews of Failure, ON, etc. fame to handle the production duties for their new album. Andrews himself recently shared his thoughts on the pairing over at his personal blog.