Dirt - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Ah, your daily Foo Fighters dose!  This is live from their Glastonbury Festival (Jun 21-25) appearance.  (The same festival where Johnny Depp said something while he was drunk.)  Watch the Foos perform “Run.”   (And stick around for more professionally shot stuff from the festival including “Times Like These.” Only Dave Grohl can chew gum and sing at the same time.)

Meanwhile, the Pulse Of Radio says Dave was warned not to swear since the festival broadcasted the show live on the BBC.  But in inevitable Dave manner, he told the crowd, “We were doing an interview and someone said, “You know you’re not supposed to swear. There’s no swearing on Glastonbury. I was like, what the f**k is that supposed to f**king mean? . . . I guess Adele holds the record for the most f**ks in a Glastonbury appearance. Now I love Adele, but guess what?”  Oh Dave!!!!!

But here’s a guy that prefers the middle finger to swearing on stage, our own LOU BRUTUS!

Photo: Viktor Wilt Facebook by Nathan Allison

Lou hosted KBEAR 101′s Korn-Stone Sour show, which was broadcast live on the net last night!  WHO FREAKIN’ KNEW!  Dang!  Sorry I missed that, but Lou should have some nice shots to share soon!  So stay tuned!

The Pulse Of Radio reporting Nickelback‘s ninth studio album, Feed The Machine, entered at Number Five on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 47,000 copies in its first week of release. 43,000 of those were in a physical format. While the sales are low compared to previous efforts, they were good enough for the Canadian act to notch its seventh Top 10 debut.

Nickelback’s last studio LP, 2014′s No Fixed Address, entered the chart at Number Four with sales of around 80,000 copies, while 2011′s Here And Now moved nearly 227,000 copies. Even with record sales on the decline, frontman Chad Kroeger has no complaints: “We’ve got the best gig in the world. We chased our dream, and we caught it, and we’ve been able to do it for a long time now. I’ve been saying for the last 10 years of our career, ‘Hey, the longer we can extend this ride, the happier we get to be.’ I don’t want someone else to tell us it’s over, you know. I’d rather us say, ‘We’ve done everything we want to do in this career.’”

Feed The Machine did top the Hard Rock chart and made it to Number Two on the Rock and Independent surveys. The new disc has spawned three singles so far in the title track, “Song On Fire” and “Must Be Nice.”

Last night on hardDrive XL and on the stream today, you heard Jason Hook of Five Finder Death Punch discuss the new rock documentary Hired Gun: Out Of The Shadows, Into The Spotlight.  The film will receive a one-night showing on Thursday night (Jun 29th) at several hundred North American locations through Fathom Events. The film chronicles the story of world-renowned musicians who are not household names, but are instead the session and backup musicians who have performed at concerts and on countless recordings with huge stars yet remain largely unknown to the public.

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist and the film’s co-producer Jason Hook, who came up as a session musician himself through stints with Mandy MooreHilary DuffVince Neil and Alice Cooper, teamed with filmmaker Fran Strine to make the film happen. Hook told us about the common theme that runs through the movie: “Everybody we talked to had like one ‘holy cow’ story — some good and some horrific — about their experience playing their instrument for some artist. And so what we found was that if we strung all these ‘holy cow’ moments together, we ended up with a ‘holy cow’ movie.”

The film goes behind the scenes and explores the personalities and creativity of the best session players and backup musicians in the world. Among the artists interviewed are John Mellencamp drummer Kenny Aronoff, former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo, ex-Metallica bassist Jason NewstedKiss drummer Eric Singer, guitarist John 5 from Rob Zombie‘s band, Toto axeman Steve Lukather and many more.

If you’ll be in Sin City, Hook and Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer will host a public meet-and-greet at Regal Cinemas Village Square in Las Vegas for the movie’s 6:30 p.m. screening there. Tickets for all the screenings are on sale via FathomEvents.com or at participating box offices.

Well, seems like a member of Tool has surfaced to speak about the band and what fans can expect.  (Great interview, sir!)  Bassist Justin Chancellor said in an interview on the MetalSucks podcast that the band is about “90 percent there” in terms of writing its long-awaited fifth studio album. Chancellor revealed, “We’re about 90 percent there, it’s been like a crazy science project — kind of like a petri dish. We’ve just been really picky over what we want to put on this new album and really want to come up with something completely unique. Plus, we have endless amounts of material to sift through, so it’s just been a process.

The band just closed out a North American tour and Chancellor said that being on the road together revitalized them. He explained, “It really is an evolving thing. Being out the last couple of weeks on the road and playing together, this year, we’ve really kind of hit a new level, I’d say. (We’re) really excited to be around each other and we’re gonna just bang it out when we get back home, we’re ready to go.”

Although the music may be 90 percent written for the follow-up to 2006′s 10,000 Days, singer Maynard James Keenan still likely has to prepare vocal melodies and lyrics. A recording start date remains unconfirmed.

Tool wrapped up its North American dates this past weekend with a mini-festival in San Bernardino, CA that also featured acts like Primus, Melvins, Fantomas, Clutch and The Crystal Method.

In brief:

    • Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has written a foreword for a new book titled For The Sake Of Heaviness: The History Of Metal Blade Records. The book chronicles the 35-year history of the legendary independent metal label, which was the launching pad for Metallica, SlayerGoo Goo Dolls and countless other acts. Written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, the book is due out on August 29th. (Blabbermouth)

  • Nine Inch Nails performed “She’s Gone Away” from their 2016 EP Not The Actual Events on this past Sunday’s (June 25th) episode of Twin Peaks: The Returnon Showtime. The band performed at the Roadhouse bar and were introduced as “The” Nine Inch Nails, with Trent Reznor also listed as “The” Nine Inch Nails in the end credits. Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch directed NIN’s 2013 video for “Came Back Haunted,” while Reznor worked with Lynch on the soundtrack to his 1997 film Lost Highway. (Alternative Press)


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