vendredi, mars 30, 2007

Rock News 03 2007 encore

Ryan Adams, Paramore, Coldplay, The Pipettes, Tim Finn, Linkin Park, Placebo, Elliott Smith, and Velvet Revolver.

Ryan Adams unveils album tracklisting. 'Easy Tiger' is out June 5

Ryan Adams has revealed the tracks that will make it on to his ninth studio album, set for release in June.

'Easy Tiger' is the follow-up to 2006's '29' , and will feature 13 tracks, which will be titled:

'Goodnight Rose'
'Everybody Knows'
'The Sun Also Sets'
'Halloween Head'
'Off Broadway'
'Two Hearts'
'Tears Of Gold'
'These Girls'
'I Taught Myself How To Grow Old'
'Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.'
'Rip Off'
'Pearls On A String'

Paramore announce new album release date. Record gets a summer release

Paramore have attempted to clear up speculation about the release of their new album, following a series of online rumours.

The band are currently recording the follow up 2005's 'All We Know Is Falling' in New Jersey, and expect to have the new album finished and mastered by the beginning of April.

The album is being produced by David Bendeth who has worked with Hawthorn Heights and Ima Robot.

Although no definitive release date has been announced, several possible days have been rumoured on various websites.

However a spokesperson for the band has told NME.COM that nothing is confirmed yet, although Paramore are considering two possible dates, June 11 or 25 (with a US release the the following day depending on which day is decided upon).

Meanwhile, the band are then expected to hit the road, touring Japan and Australia at the end of March, before returning to the US for April and May dates.

A UK tour for May and June is expected to be announced

Coldplay break silence on new album. Chris Martin promises a song 'everybody has to hear'

Coldplay's Chris Martin has been discussing their new album - and has revealed the band have already worked on a song he wants everybody to hear.

Martin has said the follow up to 2005's 'X&Y' will see the band trying out new things.

The singer explained: "I think for a long time, people felt like we were a band in black and white, and now we feel like because we have this incredible job, now we can do whatever we like and try all kinds of new things."

The frontman said that the band were excited about one currently untitled track in particular, Yahoo News reports.

"In order for us to get excited about a new album, we have to have one song that we feel like everybody had to hear this song before we die, otherwise we'll be terribly depressed," he explained. "So luckily with this new record, we're going to make, we have that one song."

As previously reported, Brian Eno is set to produce the album which will be the first to be recorded in the band's purpose built studio in north London.

Meanwhile, Coldplay have just completed a tour of Latin America, which saw them play Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

The Pipettes sign US deal. Their debut album finally sees a Stateside release

The Pipettes have joined up with Interscope Records/Cherrytree to release their debut album Stateside later this year, a representative from the label confirmed today (February 27).

'We Are The Pipettes' was released in the UK last July and should finally hit American shores this summer.

As previously announced, the Brighton trio will be making their first tour of the US beginning next month, playing a sold-out date at New York's Bowery Ballroom on March 13 opening for Amy Winehouse.

They'll also play several showcases at Austin's South by Southwest Festival March 14-18. The band are expected to announce a Los Angeles date shortly.

Tim Finn discusses new album. 'Imaginary Kingdom' tackles weighty subjects

Tim Finn will release his latest solo effort, 'Imaginary Kingdom', in the US on April 24.

The former member of Split Enz and honourary member of Crowded House was about to embark on a tour of the UK and Europe supporting the new album when he caught up with NME.COM.

"I was touring a lot with my brother Neil, and during the breaks in the tour, new songs just kept coming through. So I had 23 songs I started demoing," Finn explained.

Finn wrote most of the album in his native New Zealand, which he said had a distinct influence on its sound. "Gertrude Stein said, 'People are the way their land and sky is.' I think that's true. Most of my writing was influenced by New Zealand's land, light, air and water.

"I wanted to give people the feeling they get when stepping onto a beach," he said.

Finn said he wrote the song 'Salt To The Sea' for Split Enz and Crowded House former drummer Paul Hester, who took his own life in 2005 after battling with depression.

"'Salt To The Sea'' was very much a song for Paul," Finn said. "He lived in my house when I was away in England and we all miss him terribly.

"Each song has its own story, but it's mostly about the fact that the song is still leading me on. I love the form."

As previously announced, Finn will perform with his brother Neil as part of the newly reunited Crowded House at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California on April 29. He will soon announce the dates of a solo US spring tour.

Linkin Park name new album. 'Minutes To Midnight' is released in May

Linkin Park are set to release their new album 'Minutes To Midnight' on May 14.

The album will be the first new material from the band since 2003's 'Meteora'.

Frontman Chester Bennington declared the LP would change the way people think about the band.

He said: "What people have known Linkin Park as, and how they will know them as when they first hear the album ... that's going to change. The way we've been classified, and how people think they know us, that's all going to die."

Speaking about the concept behind the album he told MTV News: "The title is a reference to the Doomsday Clock, which was created by these scientists at the University of Chicago after the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan to end World War II.

"Given the idea that mankind now had this ultimate destructive power, they were contemplating what the repercussions of this would be and the idea and the idea that the end of the world could be imminent."

Bennington also had high praise for the new track 'The Little Things You Give Away', saying it was "the pinnacle of what we can achieve as a band...(it will) touch people in a way Linkin Park haven't touched people before... It's a huge explosion of sound, over six minutes long, and it's truly, completely amazing. And I can't wait for people to hear it".

The album is co-produced by band member Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin.

A release date has yet to be confirmed.

Placebo release album on iTunes. Band's new covers album available in digital form.

Placebo have released an album of covers which is available on iTunes as of today (March 5).

The release, titled simply 'Covers', will coincide with the band's upcoming UK shows, beginning at the Blackpool Empress Ballroom on April 5.

Each of the ten covers that feature on the album have been performed live throughout the band's career, and will now be available in digital form for the first time.

The covers were only previously available on the limited edition bonus CD available with 2003's 'Sleeping With Ghosts' album.

This digital release follows the massive download demand of the band's cover of [a]Kate Bush[a]'s 'Running Up That Hill' after it featured on TV show 'The OC'.

The tracklisting is:

'Running Up That Hill
'Where Is My Mind'
'Bigmouth Strikes Again'
'Johnny and Mary'
'20th Century Boy'
'The Ballad of Melody Nelson'
'I Feel You'
'Daddy Cool'

New Elliott Smith album on the way. The record features a whopping 24 tracks

A double CD to commemorate the music of introspective singer songwriter Elliott Smith will be released on May 8.

The album, which will feature 24 of his songs recorded between 1995 and 1997, will be entitled 'New Moon'.

A large amount of proceeds from sales of New Moon will go to Outside In, a Portland based organisation looking after homeless youths.

Smith was found dead in 2003 of an apparently self-inflicted stab wound to the heart.

The tracklisting for the album is:

Disc 1

'Angel In The Snow'
'High Times'
'New Monkey'
'Looking Over My Shoulder'
'Going Nowhere'
'Riot Coming'
'All Cleaned Out'
'First Timer'
'Go By'
'Miss Misery (early version)'

Disc 2

'Talking To Mary'
'Georgia Georgia'
'Whatever (Folk Song in C)'
'Big Decision'
'New Disaster'
'Seen How Things Are Hard'
'Fear City'
'Pretty Mary K (other version)'
'Almost Over'
'See You Later'
'Half Right'

Velvet Revolver complete second album. Scott Weiland to release solo album too.

Velvet Revolver have announced details of their second album 'Libtertad'.

The follow up to 2004's 'Contraband' was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who worked with frontman Scott Weiland during his stint in Stone Temple Pilots.

Speaking about working with O'Brien, Weiland said: "He has really helped the guys challenge themselves on a musical level. ('Libertad') definitely still rocks, but it's incredibly more musical. There's a lot more textures, and Slash and Duff (McKagan) have really sort of risen the bar. It just goes places that the first album didn't go."

Weiland added the band want to work with The Clash legend Mick Jones too.

He said: "We wanted to work with him with Velvet Revolver, but we didn't get the chance to do it. So I'm thinking about getting a hold of him, working on a track or two."

Weiland is also finishing work on his solo album, which he hopes to released before the end of the year.

He told MTV News: "It kind of goes all over the map like the first one, but a bit more focused because I'm not using drugs anymore. It had a little bit of Latin jazz, some R&B oriented stuff, some stuff with beats. There's some stuff that's really kind of out there. I'm into creating sounds, but it's all about melody, really."