ROCK NEWS REPORT 20 APR 18

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH SHARES NEW SONG 'SHAM PAIN'

Five Finger Death Punch has unveiled the new song “Sham Pain,” off the band's long-awaited seventh studio album And Justice For None. The new song is the second of three brand new pre-order tracks and follows last week’s release, “Fake." Fans can expect one more additional song to be revealed on May 4th, two weeks before the entire LP arrives on May 18th.

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory explained what "Sham Pain" is about, saying, "'Sham Pain’ is a lyrical snapshot of probably the biggest, yet most chaotic year of this band’s career. Everyone has a different way of dealing with the moments when life hands them lemons…some complain and some make lemonade. Us, we pour gasoline on it and then hit it with a rocket launcher."

  • The band recently shot a video for the tune which should arrive shortly.
  • The release of And Justice For None was delayed for the better part of a year by a legal battle between Five Finger Death Punch and its now-former label, Prospect Park.
  • Five Finger Death Punch will hit a handful of festivals and play around a dozen dates with Shinedown this spring, before launching a massive co-headlining run with Breaking Benjamin on July 16th in Seattle.

Story source: press release

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to "Sham Pain" (warning - explicit lyrics):

 



UNHEARD LED ZEPPELIN TRACKS RELEASED FOR 'RECORD STORE DAY' TOMORROW

The first unreleased material to commemorate Led Zeppelin's 50th anniversary is out tomorrow (April 21st) for "Record Store Day." According to the single's press release, "The limited edition 7-inch single is produced by Jimmy Page and pressed on yellow vinyl, featuring two previously unheard studio mixes, handpicked by Page to appear on the release: the 'Sunset Sound Mix' of Led Zeppelin IV's 'Rock And Roll' backed with the 'Olympic Studios Mix' of Led Zeppelin III's 'Friends.'" The single is available exclusively at independent record stores. Log on to www.recordstoreday.com for a list of participating shops.

FAST FACTS

  • Led Zeppelin's previously unreleased version of "Rock And Roll" provides an additional peak into the fabled "Sunset Sound Mixes" of Led Zeppelin IV.
  • Only two previous "Sunset Sound Mixes" have been released, the first being the well-known version of "When The Levee Breaks" on the original album and the second the "Stairway To Heaven" mix that debuted on 2014 companion disc in the deluxe edition.
  • The previously unheard "Olympic Studios Mix”" of "Friends" is a stripped-down version, without the orchestration of the final mix.

CHECK IT OUT: The teaser for Led Zeppelin's "Record Store Day" single:

 



PEARL JAM BASSIST RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SOLO TRACK

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has shared a video for "Safe In The Car," the first song previewed from Ament's upcoming third solo album, Heaven/Hell. The clip takes place entirely in car with Ament behind the wheel, while a series of natural disasters can be seen happening in his rearview mirror.

Ament told Rolling Stone about the video, "I was seeing Cormac McCarthy's The Road -- you're driving to the coast and you're trying to get away from the nuclear winter and you have your dogs in the car and you're just trying to escape this horrible apocalypse that just happened."

  • Ament said he wanted the video to look like a "grindhouse" movie, adding, "It's the world coming to an end and trying to have a sense of humor about it."
  • "Safe In The Car" features Ament on vocals and bass, his Pearl Jam bandmates Matt Cameron on drums and Mike McCready on guitar, plus Angel Olsen on additional vocals.
  • Heaven/Hell will be out on May 10th. Ament is the second Pearl Jam member to issue a solo effort in the past year, following Cameron's solo debut, Cavedweller, in late 2017.
  • Pearl Jam has been writing its 11th studio LP and is heading out on European and North American tour dates this spring and summer.

Story source: Rolling Stone

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for "Safe In The Car":

 

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