Dave Grohl & Co., also known as Foo Fighters, have premiered "Something from Nothing," the first song from their new album, Sonic Highways. Sonic Highways, which will be released worldwide November 10, was recorded in eight studios in eight different American cities. It will be previewed in a new HBO documentary series, directed by Grohl, called Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways that will premiere tomorrow night, October 17.
With Guitar In The Space Age!, Bill Frisell and his talented friends (drummer Kenny Wolleson, bassist Tony Scherr and fellow string wizard Greg Leisz) turn the collars up on their pressurized black leather space suits and head back to the future. The controls are set for the tunes of Frisell’s youth; the quartet’s sonic filters process the music and turn it into something very familiar and very new. As soft-spoken as Frisell is in conversation, he’s some kind of fearless adventurer with a guitar in his hands.
A gigantic Iceberg has been turned into the most unlikely of gig venues in the Greenland Sea, as U.K. metal band the Defiled (Nuclear Blast Records) performed on top of the floating platform for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig, which sees artists put to the test as they perform in unconventional, ice-cold conditions.
Later this month, Led Zeppelin will release deluxe, remastered editions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy. Each reissue will contain a second disc featuring an album's worth of previously unreleased alternate mixes and in-progress versions of songs and more.
Often recognized as the guitarist who introduced the wah pedal to Motown, Dennis Coffey played on hundreds of tracks as a member of the Funk Brothers, the studio band that recorded countless hits in the Detroit recording studio known as the Snake Pit. On his own, Coffey charted with the million-selling instrumental “Scorpio,” and the soundtrack to Black Belt Jones, as well as session and production work for other artists.
Bass is more than just a guitar with two fewer strings. It has a different tone, scale length, feel and musical role, and in many cases it requires a different conceptual and technical approach. Guitarists who are new to playing bass will often double the guitar part one octave lower. There is certainly a place octave doubling — just listen to Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean" and Pantera's "I'm Broken." But there is so much more that can be done with the bass guitar.
Throughout the entire phenomenal history of the band, the music of U2 has been underpinned by the gracefully muscular bass work of Adam Clayton. His impeccable groove and expansive tone form the sonic foundation of one of the biggest bands in the history of rock music, never more powerfully than today.
“The future of Slipknot is always in doubt,” guitarist Jim Root says. “I always prepare for each album as if it’s gonna be the last.” It’s a minor miracle that Slipknot have lasted as long as they have. They have nine members in their lineup, each of whom lives up to the band’s aggro metal image in one way or another, and thereby contributes to the potential for volatility.
Slipknot will release their new album, .5: The Gray Chapter, October 21. In anticipation, the band has been rolling out new songs from the record for streaming online. Today, the band released their latest single, "Killpop." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!