I got this press release today, and it made me happy!
I can't wait to see this concert!
TO RELEASE (sic)nesses DVD ON SEPTEMBER 28
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â JUNE 2009 DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE IN FRONT OF 80,000 Â FANS CAPTURED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MEMORABLE CONCERT IS ALSO ONE OF THE FINAL MAJOR Â PERFORMANCES OF LATE BASSIST PAUL GRAY
New York, NY: On June 13, 2009, SLIPKNOTheadlined the annual Download Festival in the UK, performing in front of 80,000 of their rabid fans. The performance was absolutely electric, in typical Slipknot fashion, especially since it came hot on the heels of one of the strongest years in Slipknotâs illustrious career.
It was indeed a year of âfirstsâ for a band that was a decade-deep into their hard rock superstardom and dominance.Their latest album, 2008âs All Hope is Gone, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts âthe first time in their history. Slipknot embarked on a two-year touring trek that was globally successful, playing to packed houses across continents, including their headlining stint at New York Cityâs legendary Madison Square Garden, which was stacked to the rafters and chronicled by Rolling Stone.
It makes perfect sense that the band, known for their eclectic DVD collection, ranging from multi-camera angle concert documents to arthouse-style films, would release (sic)nesses, which captures a special performance at Download. All Slipknot shows are memorable, but this one is particularly memorable, as the band blasted through hits from all of their Platinum albums. On stage is Slipknot in its most natural state and (sic)nesses will put you in the front row.
30 cameras were on hand to capture every possible angle of the band as they motored through their parade of hits; the cameras also caught the fans on tape, as they are just as crucial an element of a Slipknot show as the band members themselves.
Perhaps most importantly, (sic)nesses is one of the final major performances for founding member Paul Gray, who tragically passed away in May 2010. While initially unintended, the concert is a testament to the legacy of Gray, where fans can enjoy a lasting glimpse of the bassist doing what he loved most.Â
Additionally, the DVD also includes a 45-minute behind the scenes documentary created by band percussionist Clown,Â as well as all four music videos from the All Hope Is Gone cycle.
Lastly, All Hope is Gone has gained Platinum status, capping off a passionate, turbulent and ultimately unforgettable album cycle.
TRACKLISTING FOR (sic)nesses:
4. Wait and Bleed
5. Get This
6. Before I Forget
8. The Blister Exists
9. Dead Memories
10. Left Behind
13. Everything Ends
18. Spit it Out
Audible Visions Of (sic)nesses
45 minute film directed by M. Shawn Crahan that captures Slipknot on the road during the All Hope Is Gone cycle
I saw this on one of the airshow planes... It gives the term 'bird strike' a whole new meaning!
Here I am with my two favoriteÂ Air National Guard pilots... John Klatt and WOD!
A HUGE thank you to Chief Johnson, MSgt Smith, John Klatt, the John Klatt Airshows staff, and everyone in the 104th Fighter Wing of the Mass. Air National Guard! Thanks for a great day! I'll see you at the AIRSHOW this weekend in Westfield!!!
A couple of years ago MSgt. Smith from the Mass Air National Guard came up to the studio and invited me to fly in an F-15 Eagle. I SAID YES!!!
At 9 G's I 'took a little nap' earning the callsign NARKO, short for narcoleptic (they added the K to make it more Rock N Roll).Â But, at least I didn't throw up!!! Evidence included! My empty vomit bag!
Today MSgt Smith called to invite me to fly with Lt. Col. John Klatt in an aerobatic airplane! Lt. Col. Klatt is a pilot for the Air National Guard, but he also flies in airshows in this aerobatic aircraft.Â
According to his official website www.johnklattairshows.com theÂ aircraft I will be flying in is called the 300 Extra. The Extra is powered by a 300 horsepower variant of the Lycoming 540 six cylinder engine. It weighs 1470 pounds empty and is certified to a load factor of +/- 10 Gs. NICE!!!!!!
For details and directions to the Westfield International Airshow, which is FREE and open to the public click here!
For more information on the Air National Guard call 1-800-TO-GO-ANG or log onto www.goang.com
If you or someone you know are an experienced medical professional, and would like more information on what role you can play in the Massachusetts Air National Guard please contactÂ MSgt Kevin Eccleston Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org
You know how much I love the men and women in uniform who protect this great country, and I am so thankful for this chance to fly!!!
A full report on my flight coming Thursday afternoon, and YES we will get it all on video for you!
Well, we got the new song Black Rain today! New Soundgarden... Actually it's new/old Soundgarden! A left over track from theÂ Badmotorfinger sessions!
If you haven't heard it yet, tune in at the top of every hour today! We've put Soundgarden "On Top" all day today!
Personally, I LOVE it! But, I am biased, because I am a huge fan!
Being a huge fan, also makes me jealous of everyone who got to go to Lollapalooza this past weekend! Soundgarden was the co-headliner along with Green Day!
Blabbermouth released their set list from Lollapalooza... It's filled with songs that Soundgarden fans would want to hear!
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
04. Rusty Cage
05. Blow Up The Outside World
06. Let Me Drown
09. Jesus Christ Pose
10. Fell On Black Days
11. Ugly Truth
12. Get On The Snake
13. Burden In My Hand
15. Black Hole Sun
17. 4th of July
18. Face Pollution
19. Like Suicide
20. Slaves & Bulldozers
They have not released 'official' video from the show...
BUT, someone in the crowd loaded some video onyou YouTube...
Check them out!
Posted on Blabbermouth:
SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell told USA Today that "Black Rain" captures "that super heavy version (of the band) we were finally realizing to its fullest potential about 1991."
"Black Rain" will be included on new SOUNGARDEN hits collection called "Telephantasm", which is due on September 28.
The set will be bundled exclusively for one week with copies of Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, marking the first time that a full-length music retail CD has been made available as part of a video game package.
Cornell said that the partnership with Guitar Hero is a way to re-introduce the band â which broke up 13 years ago â to new audiences, explaining, "There are a lot of different ways to get your music out (and) . . . this clearly to me is one way to do that. Guitar Hero has actually turned on a lot of young music fans to music that they otherwise might not have ever heard."
Expanded editions of "Telephantasm" will also be available on September 28.
Cornell told USA Today in his first interview since SOUNDGARDEN reunited earlier this year that the group is taking its return one day at a time, saying, "I think our goal now is to do what we always wanted to do, which is to â at our own pace and in our own time â just do what we want when we want to do it. Whether it's shows, songs, whatever it might be, records, we'll know when we get there."
SOUNDGARDEN's gig at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago was only its third gig since the reunion was announced in January.
Lollapalooza is happening this weekend in Chicago! And, if you didn't book your flight and buy your tickets WAY in advance... I guess you're not going, right? WRONG!!! You can watch the show LIVE, online!
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna will offer a new solo album that has been seven years in the making. The record, dubbed Avalon, will be in stores on September 14, with the first single, "Sinner's Prayer," arriving at radio on August 3. The album will feature an array of guest players - such as classically trained cellist Irina Chirkova and percussionist Niall Gregory of Dead Can Dance -Â and Erna stresses that it is not a Rock record.hand drums, cellos, flutes andÂ piano, making it very different from his signature sound with Godsmack.
"I truly believe that this is my best work to date. I'm more proud of this record than any other music I have ever recorded," Erna wrote in a blog on Godsmack's MySpace page.Â "It is so pure and organic, every ounce of my blood, sweat and tears has been poured into this body of work. Without a doubt, I have completely exposed myself in this album. More importantly, it's just a very cool musical journey you go on when you listen through. Although, as I've said before, I must emphasize that THIS IS NOT A ROCK RECORD! This is a series of beautifully arranged compositions that I have created over many years. Some compositions are newer, written with the help of my solo band mates. Others have been shelved over time waiting for the right moment to be released. That moment is finally here, and I couldn't be more proud to share it with all of you!"
Erna goes on to explain that the album was recorded with instruments such as
"It is very eclectic and intellectual. It is something that you will want to put on when you're in the mood to lie on your couch, dim the lights, and light all your candles and incense," he wrote.Â "Just vibe out to this hypnotic variety of music, and enjoy the pictures that will be painted in your mind. This is a very visual record, so for sure the visuals will come. Don't be surprised if it triggers some deep emotions within you based on your own life situations. Either way, enjoy the ride, it's a beautiful one!"
What do you think about a Sully solo album? Will you buy it even though it's very different from Godsmack?
As I told you last week, Linkin Park are releasing a new album on September 14, called A Thousand Suns. It was co-produced by Rick Rubin and LP's Mike Shinoda. The first single is called The Catalyst! We got the new song today, so keep listening for it.
The song is also going to be featured in the new Medal of Honor video game, which will hit store on 10/12.
LP's DJ Joe Hahn directed a full length preview of the game, featuring the new single... Check it out!