Monday, Oct 20 - by roxy

Just days away from Knotfest!  Lou Brutus and Paulie Walnuts are packing their gear and getting ready to head to the high desert to rock their freakin’ faces off!  Lou will be recording interviews for a Backstage @ Knotfest special editon of hardDrive and I know you will enjoy every second! And check out Slipknot’s video for “The Devil In I” here in case you’ve been living under a rock…..Meanwhile, did you watch Sonic Highways on HBO over the weekend? I did, like several times.  I just can’t get enough of it.  Can’t wait to see them all!  Next Friday night it’s the one based on Washington, DC.  Last week, the hoopla ensued as Foo Fighters spent the week here in the Big Apple with a residency at Late Night with David Letterman performing songs with many of the iconic artists who will appear in the Sonic Highways documentary 8-part mini-series from each city. Ann and Nancy Wilson, Tony Joe White, Rick Nielsen were just a few of the faces.  Watch the live performance of their new single “Something From Nothing” here featuring Cheap Trick‘s Nielsen. Look for the new Foos album Nov 10th….Theory Of A Deadman  have posted their new music video for “Savages” which features Alice Cooper!  Watch it now…..Papa Roach’s upcoming eighth studio album, F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise), was a bit of a departure from the band’s usual creative method. They recently discussed their process with Blabbermouth and revealed a bit of what fans can expect from the news tracks.   Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix said, “Usually when we begin working, we’ll have a bunch of demos, and I’ll have a bag of lyrics ready to go. We didn’t have those things this time. When we were touring ‘The Connection’, I was really focused on keeping my life together. Every time I would go on the road, I’d start clean and come home a mess. I let the road tear me apart. This time, I focused on keeping my relationships strong, my sober self healthy, and my spiritual life healthy. I didn’t have time to write, to be honest.” Bassist Tobin Esperance added, “We wanted to do things a little bit differently. During the last record, the four of us had reconnected and gotten closer. We were in such a good place, so we all helped each other out on this one. There was no pressure. There were no expectations. We chose to work with somebody we’d never worked with before, go to a place we’d never lived previously, not worry, write songs from scratch, and have fun. We didn’t overthink it. It was simple, and it f***ing worked.”   The band worked with father and son producers Kevin and Kane Churko on the album which features guest appearances by Maria Brink of In This Moment and rapper Royce da 5’9″. (Thanks Pulse Of Radio)….Moline, IL was treated to a very special show the other night!  Pearl Jam gave fans at their Moline, concert on Friday (Oct 17th) a big treat when they played their 1996 album, No Code, from top to bottom in its entirety. After the show, the band tweeted, “No Code. Front to back. #PJMoline #PJFall2014,” along with the set list, which included the name of a brand new song called “Moline.” Pearl Jam debuted that song, which Eddie Vedder dedicated to the city.  According to reports, Vedder told the audience that he wrote “Moline” just minutes before the show and that it’s related to Vitalogy‘s “Better Man.” The band’s No Code performance on Friday is only the second time they have ever performed a studio album in its entirety. The first time was back in 2006 when Pearl Jam played their self-titled album out of sequence during a concert in Torino, Italy….And in case you missed any of Foo Fighters’ antics at the Letterman show, here they are reading the Top 10….Happy Birthday today to  Snoop Dogg (my bud who calls me “O.G. Roxy”!)  He’s 43.  And Tom Petty is 64.