Wednesday, September 28, 2011
*[FMQB.com] Chris Cornell has announced fall and winter tour dates for the second run of his acoustic Songbook tour. He will be making stops across the country from November 1 in Memphis to December 17 in San Diego. These intimate shows highlight the songs Cornell has written throughout his career and are made up of entirely acoustic, solo performances. An album of live Songbook tour performances also will be released on November 21.
In other Cornell news... Chris Cornell has debuted the music video for his new solo track “The Keeper” online over at Yahoo.com. The song is taken from the soundtrack to the new film “Machine Gun Preacher“.
*[FMQB.com] Roger Waters is planning another round of North American dates for his Wall tour next year. Speaking to Rolling Stone, the Pink Floyd member said, "There are quite a few markets we didn't cover last time, like Austin. But we want to base the tour around Saturday nights in baseball stadiums. As we speak, I'm at my office working on an outdoor version of the show." The Wall tour has only been an indoor show, but Waters says his team is currently running tests to see how it will work out in baseball parks including Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium. Waters also appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday as a guest, and performed "In The Flesh" backed by the Foo Fighters as part of Fallon's Pink Floyd Week.
*[lambgoat.com] New York rock/post-hardcore band Rival Schools, whose line-up includes hardcore luminaries Walter Schreifels and Sam Siegler, has announced the departure of guitarist Ian Love.
"We regret to announce that our good friend Ian Love has decided to part ways with Rival Schools. He is a tremendous talent who will be missed greatly and we wish him well in his future endeavors.
"Meanwhile, the rest of us will be continuing Rival Schools a pace, gearing up for our October US tour which kicks off October 14th in Philadelphia at the First Unitarian Church. We're looking forward to the new music we're working on, new recordings and the next chapter for Rival Schools."
*[NME.com] Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has spoken out over the recent London riots. The singer, who was in the US when the summer riots broke out, said more needs to be done to find out why they happened.
"They certainly didn't seem to have a focus in the way I am told the riots of the early 1980s did," he told NME's sister paper Uncut. "I mean I wasn't born then, but they say they were much more about politics and not just blokes out on the rob. The thing is that, even if you buy what the papers are saying and assume everyone involved is just some mindless thug or whatever they're calling them, I think we still need to ask why this country has produced so many mindless thugs." He went on: "I mean you can't just treat this thing as if it was entirely unrelated to anything else. If all these kids are hooligans and thieves, then why are they all hooligans and thieves?"
A warehouse holding large amounts of stock for the UK's leading independent record labels including Arctic Monkeys' label was destroyed in the riots last month.
*Tribes' official video for the forthcoming new single 'When My Day Comes' is now streaming HERE if you live in the UK. Their full length debut album 'Baby' is available to pre-order now from Amazon.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:01 PM