Dirt - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Howdy!  A little late today…..my living room furniture finally arrived down in here sweltering Florida.  So I had to make a carpet run.  Yeah!   Comfy TV watching tonight!

Shinedown have announced a summer tour with Lacey Sturm in tow.  Kicks off Jul 1. See the Road Rage page for all the details!

 Chester Bennington, Dave “Phoenix:” Farrell, Rob Bourdon, Joe Hahn, Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda = Linkin Park 2017

And speaking of tours we just posted in Road Rage, Linkin Park have also announced a huge tour beginning Jul 27th with special guest Machine Gun Kelly.  Pre-sale begins May 9th. Fans and LPU members can register for the tour pre-sale right now at http://presale.linkinpark.com General on-sale is set for May 12th – for more information visit livenation.com.

Per their press release, Linkin Park’s  One More Light album drops May 19th.  The band’s risky creative choices – swinging wildly from song to song, album to album – are a hallmark of their career, and One More Light is no exception.  Their most personal to date, the album is built on the stories of six voices coming clean about their lives and struggles, as if it were the first time.  OML isn’t bigger, louder, or more avant-garde, it’s more human.

The One More Light World Tour set list will combine the biggest hits of Linkin’s Park expansive career, as well as material from the new album, with all the intense high energy and passion the band is known for. “Our fans know how much love we put into our live show,” says guitarist, Brad Delson. “They know how much we enjoy the connection when we play a fan favorite on stage. The emotional and sonic content of this new batch of songs is going to bring a whole new dimension to the show.”

Every single full-priced ticket purchased for the tour includes a choice of a standard CD or standard digital copy of the One More Light album (a $10.99 value).


The Pulse Of Radio
reporting Starset has released a music video for “Telepathic,” the latest song issued from the band’s sophomore album Vessels.  In the new clip, Starset continues its fascination with sci-fi themes, although frontman Dustin Bates told us he wouldn’t call the band “space rock”: A lot of people see what we wear onstage and they assume — partially correctly, and because of the songs — that we’re a ‘space band’ but it’s not, that’s not quite accurate. There’s more of a science and sci-fi bent to it, so it’s larger than that and I think people are starting to see that.”

The clip for “Telepathic” was directed by Bates, who is also the group’s founder. Vessels was released earlier this year via Razor & Tie. It follows up the group’s 2014 debut, Transmissions. That CD featured the Top Five rock single “My Demons” along with “Halo” and “Carnivore.”

Starset is currently on tour in support of the album, and currently has shows booked into late June. The band’s next stop is Knoxville, TN on Wednesday (May 3rd).

Things you should know about Starset:  A  graphic novel is being released by Marvel Comics later this year. Dustin has a PhD in electrical engineering, and has taught at the International Space University.  The band’s mythology claims they were recruited by the “Starset Society” to spread awareness of scientific phenomena that was ignored or hidden from public view.  Among those phenomena were transmissions believed to be of human origin that had been broadcast from the constellation Ophiuchus. Learn more about Starset and its “mission” at Starset Online and The Starset Society.    You should also know Starset is working out more shows at the Fisk Planetarium in Boulder, CO this summer and are planning on some shows with Halestorm, too!

The  Pulse Of Radio also says although photos recently surfaced of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash in a studio, the legendary axeman may be gearing up to record his next solo effort and not a new album with the current Guns lineup. According to Alternative Nation, an interview with guitarist Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge – whose singer Myles Kennedy also fronts Slash’s solo band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators – may have shed some light on Slash’s future recording plans.

Tremonti told Rock Antenne, “All of 2017 we’re all dedicated to Alter Bridge, so we’ll be touring all year long. The following year is when we’ll go our separate ways for a little while. I’ll do my next Tremonti solo record, I know that Slash’s camp has already started recording music, and Myles has to go in and sing on that.”

Slash’s last solo album with the Conspirators, World On Fire, was released in 2014. After Slash and the Conspirators toured that record, rumors about the long-awaited Guns N’ Roses reunion tour began to circulate and were confirmed in early 2016.

The current Guns trek — which features Slash and fellow original members Axl Rose and Duff McKagan – launched in April 2016 and has since grossed more than $230 million, with more European and North American dates coming this spring and summer.

Despite the success of the tour, there has been no indication that Guns intends to record a new album. The last Guns studio album, Chinese Democracy, came out in 2008 and featured only Axl Rose from the band’s classic lineup. The last album on which Rose, McKagan and Slash appeared together was 1993′s covers set “The Spaghetti Incident?”

Speaking of Mark Tremonti….
Click here to book a session with Mark!  

Blabbermouth  says Metallica announced “Now That We’re Live”, a live rehearsal special from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore that will stream exclusively on Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m. EST, the eve of their inaugural show for the North American leg of the “World-Wired” tour 2017. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy Award-winning band will warm up the stadium stage with a full-scale rehearsal performance.

The ”Now That We’re Live” rehearsal special will feature Metallica performing four songs in their entirety (including their current single, ”Now That We’re Dead.”) The presentation will offer fans an early glimpse of the groundbreaking production elements of the “World-Wired” tour and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live stream via Metallica.com and the band’s Facebook page.

Said  Lars Ulrich: “We are psyched to share some of our rehearsals and final pre-production run-through with our friends around the world, and we hope you’ll come hang with us as we fire up the engines for the North American summer run.”

A very limited number of lucky Fifth Club members will have the opportunity to attend the event by entering to win at Metallica.com.

Viewers will also be able to donate on Facebook Live to Metallica‘s All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, as well as music education programs and local food banks.

The North American leg of the band’s “WorldWired” 2017 tour kicks off in Baltimore and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet’s first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat, with Gojira taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.

The first European leg of “WorldWired” kicks off on Sep 04 in Amsterdam, NL and stretches through Nov. After a break, the trek will pick up again on February 10, 2018 in Bologna, IT, and continue through May, finishing up in Helsinki, FI.

 

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