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FAME Studio has done it again! Thursday August 30th, 2018 brought big news of a tribute album to be released from the famous Muscle Shoals studio. Sporting the clever and commendable title, Muscle Shoals: 'Small Town, Big Sound,' this album connects artists across an array of genres and styles to recreate timeless songs that originated at FAME Studio. Each song maintains the integrity of the original piece and transports you back in time, while simultaneously conveying a fresh and exciting variation, both instrumentally and vocally.
The full album releases on September 28th, 2018 with a preorder and video trailer available now. Linked here: http://smarturl.it/MuscleShoalsTribute; screen below!
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The [pre-order] includes an instant download of “Brown Sugar” by Steven Tyler & Nuno Bettencourt; watch below or stream on the Muscle Shoals YouTube.
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With the news of this album, a promotional video was released that included interviews with the contributing artists, clips of the recordings in action, as well as footage from the 2013 documentary surrounding FAME studios titled simply Muscle Shoals. This video gets you hyped up and prepares your ears for the incredible experience this album will deliver. Watch the video for a taste of what is to come, and view the track list above!
I had the pleasure of getting an exclusive behind the scenes look into the making of this album. Bob Wray, a studio musician of 48 years and a brilliant bassist, played bass on four songs with the artists Michael McDonald, Alan Jackson, Brent Smith, and Steven Tyler. “Getting called to play on this project was a huge compliment to me and I am proud to be a part of the album,” he stated. “After 48 years of being a session player, I am pleased to have this project included in my credentials.”
Steven Tyler brought his signature scream and unique edgy vocals to this experience, transforming the song into a modern twist of the classic original. The Alabama soul-flow resonates throughout the song as the saxophone blasts the listener back to the old Muscle Shoals days. Just one track off this album is all that is needed to demonstrate the pure, unique, and timeless sound that comes out of FAME each and every time.
“If you stop for a moment and think about the most influential songs of all time, I guarantee you a vast majority of those songs were recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama,” Brent Smith of Shinedown expressed. “Muscle Shoals was, and is, all about the artist, the songs, and the attitude. What an honor to be a part of this special project with my version of “Mustang Sally” [original version by Wilson Pickett below].
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This particular song, “Selfishly I Sink,” has been defined by vocalist Brendan Murphy as, “one of the few b-sides from You’re Not You Anymore. Although it doesn’t really have a place on the record I’m still excited that the song finally gets to see the light of day.”
Mixing together melodic tones and heavier ‘mosh-pit’ riffs, Counterparts has such a diverse sound that metal lovers of all backgrounds can enjoy. With emotion-provoking lyrics and a powerful message, “Selfishly I Sink” comes straight from the heart of the members of the band. This song is open for interpretation per each individual listen, but one of the most powerful lyrics I listened to would have to be, “Emotions cast like stones skipped across empty lakes, and selfishly I sink.” Anybody that’s ever felt like their feelings have been thrown aside or proclaimed unreasonable can definitely find comfort in this song.
Unlike traditional music video standards, this song has a video unique all on its own. Mixing together various live show clips from all over the world, as well as bloopers from life on the road with the band members, the video for “Selfishly I Sink” is creative and individual.
Sep 20 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Sep 21 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
Sep 22 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep 23 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Sep 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Sep 26 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Sep 27 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Sep 28 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Sep 29 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Sep 30 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
Oct 2 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Oct 3 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 5 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
Oct 6 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
Oct 7 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone
Oct 9 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Oct 12 - Dallas, TX - RBC
Oct 13 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo City Music Hall
Oct 14 - Houston, TX - Houston Underground
Oct 15 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
Oct 17 - Orlando, FL - Sound Bar
Oct 18 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct 19 - Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
Oct 20 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
Oct 21 - Philadelphia, PA - Foundry
Author: Alison Bauer; Photographer: Ian Urquhart
Watch the premiere of the newest Shinedown music video, "GET UP," out since August 8th, 2018; it is track #11 from ATTENTION ATTENTION [05.04.18].
Press Here comments, "["GET UP"] was born out of vocalist, Brent Smith watching his friend, Shinedown bassist Eric Bass, deal with depression. Offering a light in a time of darkness, especially with mental health issues, is something Brent is deeply connected to after battling his own personal demons. Reaching far beyond any genre or label, "GET UP" speaks to the human spirit in a time of need, and it's a song that has already resonated with the masses - becoming a fan favorite at arena shows on tour where the crowd response is palpable, and racking up more than 5 million total streams totally organically."
Multi-platinum Shinedown includes Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums]. The band has sold more than 10 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide.
Shinedown recently announced a European headlining tour, set to kick off October 29, 2018 with tickets on sale. They are currently on the road this summer for a co-headlining U.S. tour with Godsmack. Visit shinedown.com or click the photo below!
Shinedown's music video for, "GET UP" was directed by the mesmerizing Bill Yukich who has previously released with Wiz Khalifa ["See You Again" 2015], Beyonce ["Sorry" 2016] and Marilyn Manson ["Kill4Me" 2017]. For an index of his work, reference IMVDb at the link here. The music video for "Get Up" [Track #11] from ATTENTION ATTENTION [04.04.18], features a diverse cast narrating the song's lyrical theme of self-empowerment and optimism; the ending leaves room for ambiguity and audience interpretation.
We're met with elegance throughout the entirety of the film; the protagonist is dressed for an important event. Throughout the video she reflects on a positive relationship with her partner and child. At the threshold of the lyrics, "I believe you can be whatever; and I agree you can do much better; trust me" we encounter a change in mood. The character begins to interlace fights with loving memories. Shinedown perform in a formal theatre; the room decorated with funeral candles yet ambient sunlight. Impeccable cinematography!
Shinedown Tour Dates 2018
Visit shinedown.com or click the direct link in tour dates below!
Photo Credits: Title | Blabbermouth | Poster with Mike Riggs ;
Left & Right | TheFashionisto | Rick Genest By Karim Sadli For GQ Men's Style UK .
Rick Genest, known as Zombie Boy, was born on August 07, 1985, and departed at age 32 on August 1st, 2018; announced by Billboard. The Canadian [LaSalle & Montreal, Quebec] actor, model and musician appeared in Lady Gaga's infamous, "Born This Way"  music video; Lady Gaga painted her face to match his tattoos - Gif below. We delve into Zombie Boy's music appearances in the global rock and metal stage within the last decade; sharing [2013 to 2015] music videos where Rick Genest was vocalist or instrumentalist for collaborated projects; join us in our tribute.
Revolver published, "[Rick Genest] grew up in the city's underground punk scene; he got his first tattoo at age 16. By the time he turned 20, his body was practically covered with morbid, skeletal-inspired ink; giving him the appearance of a corpse (hence the nickname)." The NY Times adds, "In 2011, [Genest] made it into The Guinness World Records for most insects tattooed on the body - 176."
In People Magazine, on August 3rd, 2018; Dulcedo Management, who represented Genest, stated they are: "- shocked and saddened by this tragedy.” They shared: “Zombie Boy, Rico, was loved by everyone who had the chance to meet and know him. Icon in the artistic scene and in the fashion and entertainment industries, this innovator has charmed all hearts.”
In a statement obtained by PEOPLE from Dulcedo Management, they wrote that “contrary to reports,” the classification of Genest's death “is yet to be determined.”
Revolver describes prior to the release of "Born This Way:" "Genest was approached by Nicola Formichetti — creative director for fashion mogul Thierry Mugler, and Lady Gaga's stylist — who catapulted him to international fame: this time as a supermodel, as opposed to a side-show attraction. In addition to his starring role in Gaga's "Born This Way" video, Genest appeared in a Mugler ad campaign, modeled for GQ, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Hommes, made cameos in blockbuster films like 2013's 47 Ronin. Genest turned his focus to music; at the time of his death, he had been working on an original LP alongside Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs."
By "side-show" attraction, Mirror.CO.UK interviews Rick Genest who describes his teenage years, "Aged 15, I found out I had a brain tumour. I was told I could die or be left disfigured; I guess this spiralled me into becoming obsessed with the morbid and macabre. As it happened, the operation to remove the tumour went without a hitch, but since then, I’ve known life was too short to not fulfill my dreams of tattoos and body modifications."
Genest adds, "I had my first tattoo – a skull and crossbones on my left shoulder – aged 16 after my operation. I was an outcast Goth as a teen and ran away from home after my first inking. I had an argument with my parents, over something I can’t even remember now, and running away was an act of rebellion."
Read the full interview on Mirror.CO.UK linked in blue text below or directly here.
Text | Mirror.CO.UK
Within 2013, Zombie Boy collaborated with British solo artist KAV on the single, "Dirty Rejects" and a project, "Monsters vs. The World." Watch the latter video below.
Photo | Blabbermouth
Furthermore, in 2015; Blabbermouth confirms Zombie Boy embarked on a new musical collaboration with Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs titled, The Zombie Boy Project. The lyric video, "Zombie Boy 666 Medly;" premiered on the news site Bloody Disgusting: featuring a combination of six different songs. The video is linked exclusively here.
Photo | Blabbermouth
The "Zombie Boy 666 Medly;" tracklist:
1. That Terrible Song
2. Monster Inside
3. Monster Man
4. Yeah Bebe Yeah
5. Darkness Falls
6. Bad To The Bone
SIKA marked her official comeback with "Badboy." Featuring Rick Genest, Zombie Boy. Written by SIKA & Shia, Produced by German & Nomis. Awesome track; tagged on Soundcloud as #dance #electrotrap #trappop #zombieboy #futurebase.
Hey! Noxii Arena just premiered their first official music video from their ['17] self-titled debut album. Watch "Incepting Terror," below; Track #06 from the album.
Scan our recent interview with vocalist Andrew Shea in the HRTV Archives here: www.headrushtv.com/artist-exclusives/interview-with-andrew-shea-of-noxii-arena-debut-album-2017-2018-tour-dates
The band has previously released a lyric video for "Bred For Annihilation" [Track # 01 | 08.25.17] and a live-music-video for "The Pillaging" [Track # 07 | 01.07.18].
Continue below and welcome to our review of "Incepting Terror."
The term, 'Incepting' is defined within the link as to undertake, commence, or begin.
Noxii Arena | Upcoming Shows
Visit the link: Noxii Arena for updated tour information!
Recently, Good Charlotte released their second single "Shadowboxer" off their upcoming highly anticipated seventh studio album 'Generation Rx;' scheduled to be released to the public on September 14, via a newly issued global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG.
'Generation Rx' signifies a new chapter for the group-brothers Joel (Vocals) and Benji Madden (Guitar and Vocals), Billy Martin (Guitar), Paul Thomas (Bass), and Dean Butterworth (Drums), while also staying in touch with their old roots that speak directly to the youth. Good Charlotte is promoting their album head-on by releasing their singles "Actual Pain" [link to archives here] and "Shadowboxer" early; along with the announcement of a massive 2018 North American Tour with a European/UK tour to follow in 2019. If you haven’t seen the new music video for the single "Shadowboxer" yet check it out below!
"Shadowboxer" is an extremely personal and meaningful track that is followed by a heartfelt video that was directed by Jake Stark. Good Charlotte, in this track, addresses the issue of mental health and the struggles that come with depression. The video for "Shadowboxer" is a direct look at everyday people confronting the pain and struggle that is reflected at them as they hopelessly look at themselves in the mirror. In this type of situation, pain is often not visible to the other people around you, which allows mental illness to overcome that person as they suffer
If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression, know that someone is always there. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.
You can pre-order Generation Rx right now at https://store.goodcharlotte.com/collections/generation-rx. Also, view below to check out where you could see Good Charlotte this year!
Good Charlotte North American Tour Dates
October 12, 2018 - Mexico City, Mexico - Open Air ACMX
October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Tecate Comuna
October 16, 2018 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
October 17, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
October 19, 2018 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
October 20, 2018 - Lynchburg, VA - Phase 2
October 21, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
October 23, 2018 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
October 25, 2018 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
October 26, 2018 - Montreal, QC - MTelus
October 27, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
October 28, 2018 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
October 29, 2018 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
November 01, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
November 02, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!
November 03, 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI - Monroe 20
November 04, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
November 06, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
November 07, 2018 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
November 09, 2018 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
November 10, 2018 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
November 11, 2018 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
November 12, 2018 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
November 14, 2018 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
November 15, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
November 16, 2018 - Garden City, ID - Revolution Concert House
November 17, 2018 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
November 18, 2018 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
November 20, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
November 21, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
November 23, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
November 24, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at The Palms
Good Charlotte European/UK Tour Dates
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace
"Batman has uncovered an ancient and evil mystery, one that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! A Dark Multiverse has been revealed, full of devastating threats and vile creatures that have been loosed upon the DCU, with only The World's Greatest Super-Heroes rising to the challenge of protecting all of reality!"
Photos | AV Club | 'Dark Nights: Metal' Review
Quote | DC Comics | 'Dark Nights: Metal Deluxe Edition'
In This Moment | Upcoming Tour Schedule
7/27 — Independence, MO — Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
7/28 — Sylvania, OH — Centennial Terrace
7/31 — Baltimore, MD — UMBC Event Center
8/2 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena
8/3 — Albany, NY — Albany Capital Center
8/4 — Portland, ME — Maine State Pier
8/6 — Asbury Park, NJ — Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/7 — Columbus, OH — Express Live!
8/10 — Council Bluffs, IA — Harrah's Council Bluffs - Stir Cove
8/11 — Iron Horse Saloon – Sturgis, SD*
8/14 — Missoula, MT — Big Sky Brewing Company
8/16 — Spokane, WA — Star Theater @ Spokane Arena
8/17 — Seattle, WA — WaMu Theater at CenturyLink Field
8/18 — Eugene, OR — Cuthbert Amphitheater
8/20 — Meford, OR — Bi-Mart Amphitheater
8/21 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
8/23 — San Francisco, CA — The Warfield
8/24 — Valley Center, CA — Harrah's Resort Southern California
In This Moment | 2018 Archives
On June 21st, 2018: Sworn In from Grayslake, Illinois announced that their original member and lead vocalist [since the band's conception in 2011] Tyler Dennen separated in order to pursue a new music project: Jaine Doe.
We captured the last Sworn In with Tyler hometown performance at the The Wire in Berwyn, IL on December 17, 2017. Watch the video via HRTV Youtube below!
Sworn In will continue with a new vocalist [TBA] and they have released a remixed/remastered 'Start/End' EP via Fearless Records. The original EP was published in 2012 via We Are Triumphant Records; the 2018 version features the new vocalist [confirmed by Tyler via Twitter].
December of 2017, did we know this would be the last Sworn In concert in Illinois before Tyler parted ways? No - but it's bittersweet to look back on now! Enjoy the candid energy from this band which includes: Eugene Kamlyuk [guitarist], Derek Bolman [bass], and Chris George [drums].
Tracks in the video above include: "Don't Look At Me" [All Smiles | 2017], "Hypocrisy" [The Death Card | 2013] and "Dead Soul" [The Death Card | 2013].
Running circle pit & stage diving; what an engaging performance!
Warped Tour '17 for the history books; unfortunately they aren't on Warped 2018!
Filmed and edited by HRTV Contributor Alison; above is a recap of the last Sworn In performance in Illinois; additional songs & glitch fx by entropy.store.
Gif | NetVoid & Entropy Store
By Sierra Knight
Just in, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release their new studio album Gravity, via Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records on Friday, June 29. Ahead of the album's eagerly awaited release, the band has confirmed the support acts for their Fall 2018 North American headline tour, as well as a myriad of activities leading into Friday!
Bullet For My Valentine will be accompanied by We Came As Romans and Bad Omens on the September and October dates, which runs from September 13 through October 16. BFMV will also appear at two premiere fall festivals — RiotFest in September in Chicago following Aftershock on October in Sacramento. Fans may also watch the band's performance at Vainstream in Germany on Saturday, June 30, as it will also be livestreamed via Facebook.
BFMV will be connecting directly with their devoted fanbase on a release date and other information. They will participate in a Q&A session with fans on Twitter on Friday, June 29 and a Facebook Live Q&A session is planned for next week. Also, the band will be meeting fans and signing copies of their new released album Gravity at four UK-based HMV stores. Access to all events will be restricted to customers who order a Gravity + event bundle here.
HMV SIGNING EVENTS:
JUL 02 HMV 363 London, Oxford Street @ 6PM (Doors open: 5:30PM)
JUL 03 HMV Newcastle @ 5:30PM
JUL 04 HMV Birmingham bullring @ 5:30PM
JUL 05 HMV Cardiff @ 5:30PM
Listed tour dates are below.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ON TOUR:
WITH WE CAME AS ROMANS + BAD OMENS
9/13: Kansas City, MO @ Harrah's*
9/14 — 9/16: Chicago, IL @ RiotFest**
9/15: St. Paul, MN @ The Myth
9/18: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
9/20: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
9/21: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/22: Austin, TX @ Emo's
9/24: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
9/25: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/27: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
9/30: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
10/2: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/3: Syracuse, NY @ SI Hall at NYS Fairgrounds
10/4: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/7: Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Detroit
10/9: Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
10/10: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/14: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival**
10/16: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues