Dirt - Thursday, Aug 17, 2017

Oh my gosh!   And on Lou Brutus‘ birthday to boot!

Landmarks Live In Concert: Foo Fighters at the Acropolis – Trailer from City Drive Films on Vimeo.

“Landmarks-Live In Concert and “Great Performances”  have announced a Nov 10th air date on PBS (check local listings) for Foo Fighters-Landmarks Live In Concert, A Great Performances Special from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, featuring the multi-Grammy winning rock band delivering an electrifying performance at the famed Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

Captured this past July, the historic concert is the latest—and arguably most anticipated—for “Landmarks Live In Concert,” the critically acclaimed PBS docu-series featuring a lineup of global superstars performing at monumental locations around the world.

We’ve done some crazy things over the last 20 years,” says Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, “but I think this might be the craziest thing the Foo Fighters have ever done.

“Working with the Foo Fighters was a wonderful experience and I can’t wait for the world to see this show,” says Daniel E Catullo III, creator, director and executive producer of “Landmarks Live In Concert.” “Logistically this was the largest undertaking and production I’ve ever done. Almost a year of planning, hundreds of people on the crew, coordination with the Greek Government, major logistics and coordination with the band, and putting a rock show in an ancient amphitheater. The energy of the crowd and seeing the band perform in such a historic place is something I will never forget. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

“Landmarks Live In Concert” was created by veteran documentary and live producer/director Daniel E Catullo III and hosted by Chad Smith, drummer for multi-Grammy winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Each episode sees Smith conducting one-on-one interviews with the performers as they explore their favorite locations around each Landmark

About the upcoming episode, Smith says, “The Acropolis hasn’t been rocked that hard in a while – maybe 2500 hundred years, give or take. It was an amazing experience, made extra special that I could spend it with my longtime friends, the mighty Foos.”

“Landmarks Live In Concert” premiered this past January with Alicia Keys at multiple locations around New York City, including the famed Apollo Theater. Subsequent episodes included Brad Paisley at West Virginia University and most recently, Andrea Bocelli live at Florence’s beautiful Palazzo Vecchio. “Landmarks Live In Concert” is a production of City Drive Films 

Hey friends! News this morning from our friends in 10 Years!  The Knoxville based band will release its eighth studio album, titled (How To Live) As A Ghost, on Oct 27th. The LP marks the return of guitarist Matt Wantland, who returned in 2016 after a seven-year hiatus, and guitarist/drummer Brian Vodinh, who has handled both in the studio all along but did not tour with the group since 2013. Vodinh will now handle guitars live again, while guitarist Chad Huff switches to bass.

Singer Jesse Hasek said about the personnel realignment, “It’s funny. I named our last record From Birth To Burial because I thought it was our final record. It just didn’t feel like 10 Years without Brian and Matt, and having them back is really a reunion of the core writing team. This new record actually feels like a real rebirth for the band.

Vodinh told us a while back Hasek’s vocals have always been the one constant in 10 Years’ sound: “Jesse’s voice is the thread that will always be recognizable, but musically we can’t make the same album twice. We just couldn’t do it, you know. We’re always shifting and our influences change, and it’s just fun to do something different.”

The band has already issued a single called “Novacaine” from the new disc. Hasek said, “You see people go from such optimism in their 20s to having life just beat them down later. I think we all kind of get desensitized and numb to life on some level. That’s what this song is about.”

10 Years was formed in 1999 with Hasek on vocals, Vodinh on drums, Tater Johnson on guitar and Lewis Cosby on bass,  the latter two leaving the band separately, and made its major label recording debut in 2005 with The Autumn Effect, which featured the Number One rock radio hit “Wasteland.”

10 Years is also heading out next month on a lengthy fall tour, which support on a lot of the shows coming from Red and Otherwise. Find those dates in Road Rage.

The PRP reporting Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael recently joined some young aspiring musicians at the School Of Rock Green Valley in Henderson, NV. Kael ran through the band’s song “Lift Me Up” with the kids, with video of the performance posted online. Five Finger Death Punch will begin the next leg of its North American tour this Saturday (Aug 19th) in Springfield, IL, with singer Ivan Moody scheduled to join them after a stint in rehab.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: Live Recording Of 'Plush' From Upcoming 25th-Anniversary Reissue Of 'Core'

Blabbermouth reporting a live recording of the song ”Plush” from Stone Temple Pilots‘ Jul 02, 1993 concert at the Castaic Lake Natural Amphitheater in California, taken from the upcoming 25th-anniversary expanded reissue of the band’s debut album, Core” can be streamed  here.

Stone Temple Pilots roared on to the scene 25 years ago with Core.  A breakout success, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts, dominated radio waves with hits like ”Sex Type Thing” and ”Wicked Garden,” and has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. The band also took home the 1994 Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for their smash single ”Plush.”

To mark the legendary album’s silver anniversary, Rhino will release two versions on Sep 29, which is 25 years to the day of the album’s original debut. The first is the Core: Super Deluxe Edition ($79.98), which includes four CDs featuring a newly remastered version of the original album, plus more than two hours of unreleased demos and live performances, including the band’s performance on “MTV Unplugged.” Also included is the original album on vinyl and a DVD that contains a 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the album along with videos for the album’s four singles. The set, limited to 15,000 copies worldwide, comes packaged in a richly detailed hardcover book (12 x 12) with rare and unseen photographs. The music from the Super Deluxe version will also be available via digital download and streaming services.

Fans can pre-order a limited edition bundle of the Core: Super Deluxe Edition  at www.stonetemplepilots.com which includes a bonus replica 7-inch vinyl single of ”Plush” that was originally released in the U.K. in 1993. This exclusive bundle is limited to 1,000 copies.  Find more info on the release here on Blabbermouth.
Happy 74th to Robert DeNiro!

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