Rock News Report 8 Jan 18

Shinedown has completed recording its new album for a tentative late spring/early summer release. The new LP follows up 2015's Threat To Survival, with Myers saying, "It's heavier than Threat To Survival, but it's fresh and new.

Radiohead is reportedly suing singer Lana Del Rey over similarities between her song "Get Free" and the band's hit "Creep." Radiohead itself faced legal action over "Creep" when it was first released and ended up giving songwriting credits on the track to Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, the writers of the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe." Radiohead admitted the similarities between the two songs' melody and chord structure and the lawsuit was settled out of court, with the band giving a percentage of its publishing to Hammond and Hazlewood. Check out the audio from each of the three songs to see how familiar they sound...

A Vimeo user named Sleep Good has taken Nirvana's classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and changed its tuning from the original key of F-minor to a major scale -- transforming the moody anthem into a summery pop-punk song. The result sounds "a little less Smashing Pumpkins and a lot more Weezer," according to Billboard, with Sleep Good even renaming it "Teen Sprite" Ironically, Kurt Cobain told Rolling Stone in January 1994 that he originally composed “Teen Spirit” in an attempt to “write the ultimate pop song.” Check it out!

 

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