Dirt - Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

New music serviced today from Thirty (or is it 30) Seconds To Mars‘ new song, “Walk On Water,” from their forthcoming new album, due sometime later this year, according to their label, Interscope.  The song will be all over every college game this season as ESPN/ABC College Football is going to be using this track.  Meanwhile, the band just completed a massive summer tour with Muse and will perform on MTV’s VMAs show to air on Sunday night Aug 27th. Hit www.thirtysecondstomars.com/ for more!

The Pulse Of Radio reporting Pearl Jam has officially announced the details of its upcoming concert documentary, Let’s Play Two. As previously rumored, the film was shot during the band’s two-night stand at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Aug 20th and 22nd, 2016,  in the midst of the Chicago Cubs’ historic bid to win a World Series championship after a 108-year drought. Let’s Play Two is directed by renowned director and photographer Danny Clinch and will be accompanied by a live soundtrack album.

With Chicago also being singer Eddie Vedder‘s hometown and the vocalist being a lifelong Cubs fan, the film not only captures the band’s live show and massive catalog of songs, but also the relationship between the group, the Cubs themselves and the fans of both.

Clinch said, “I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location. When it happens that the main characters of your film are Pearl Jam, the Chicago Cubs, their fans, and Wrigley Field during a historic moment, you know it’s going to be epic.”

Guitarist Mike McCready explained a while back why he thinks Pearl Jam stays one of rock’s most consistent live acts: “The sure-fire thing is just a confidence in our band, and I know that we’ve done that before and we’ll do it again, because we are a really good, tight live band. And a lot of that is non-spoken because we’ve played together for so long. It’s an interesting thing. I don’t know if there’s a sure-fire way of doing it, but I think we hit it pretty well most times we do it.”

Pearl Jam’s Ten Club fan organization will host special members-only screenings of Let’s Play Two at the Metro in Chicago on Wednesday, Sep 27th and Thursday, Sep 28th before the film rolls out for a week-long engagement in selected markets around the world. There will also be special one-night-only theatrical events beginning on Oct 3rd. The soundtrack will be released on Sep 29th, the same day as the movie, with the film then arriving on home video on Nov 17th. The film will premiere on U.S. television on Friday, Oct 13th via Fox Sports following Game One of the American League Championship Series.

I Prevail has released a new video for “Lifelines,” the title track from the band’s debut LP. The clip was shot in Detroit at the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, an organization which uses boxing to help at-risk youth with educational tutoring and discipline. Singer Brian Burkheiser told us how the song itself sums up the themes of the album: “It’s just those defining moments in your life where the path goes one way and you can’t look back, and for better or for worse you’re a different person coming out of whatever experience that is. I think it’s just kind of us expressing those emotions through that song on everything that’s happened to us. But we try to do it in a relatable way where people who are going through different things, whether it’s a divorce or a loss of a loved one or whatever it is, you know, you can hone in on that emotion with that song.”

Burkheiser said about the video, “We set out to create something that embodied what ‘Lifelines’ as a song and as an album really meant to us. It centers around the harsh reality that life doesn’t care about what you have planned. The biggest moments, whether ones of amazing opportunity or painful loss, are coming no matter what. How you choose to respond makes you who you are.”

I Prevail recently announced a massive fall headlining tour. The pro wrestling-themed “Rage On The Stage” trek will begin on Sep 20th in Oklahoma City and may end up hitting as many as 50 different cities before grinding to a halt on Dec 02nd in Des Moines, IA. Support on the road trip will come from We Came As RomansThe Word Alive and Escape The Fate.  Lifelines, which came out last October, features the current Top 10 single, “Alone.”

With Corey Taylor‘s book, America 51: A Probe into the Realities That Are Hiding Inside “The Greatest Country in the World” out, we had the great opportunity of getting with him to talk exactly about that!   Check out the interview Paulie Walnuts did with Corey backstage at Irving Plaza in NYC right before his book signing event at Barnes & Noble!    And don’t forget to subscribe to the hardDriveRadio YouTube Channel so you won’t miss a thing!  

Rock news in brief from The Pulse Of Radio:

Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have revealed the details of their score for the upcoming Ken Burns documentary The Vietnam War. The score, featuring 17 tracks spread across two discs or three LPs, will be released on September 15th, two days before the 10-part series debuts on PBS. The Oscar-winning duo recorded 90 minutes worth of new music for the documentary. (Rolling Stone)

Alice In Chains is preparing a new red vinyl pressing of the band’s rare Live Facelift release, which was recorded at the Moore Theatre in Seattle on December 22nd, 1990. Only 1,000 copies will be pressed, each coming with a special commemorative poster. The set will be out on September 15th and can be pre-ordered now. (The PRP)

Happy 59th to Living Colour’s Vernon Reid!

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