ROCK NEWS REPORT 01 May 18

posted by Aaron Zytle - 

SHINEDOWN SHARES BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE FROM NEW VIDEO

Shinedown has shared behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video for the song "The Human Radio," from the band's sixth studio LP, Attention Attention. The new disc is a loose concept album and Shinedown plans to shoot a video for every song. 

  • Attention Attention will be released on May 4th and also features the hit rock radio single "Devil."
  • Shinedown bassist Eric Bass produced and mixed the 14-track album in its entirety.
  • Smith told Cryptic Rock about the album, "I wouldn't necessarily call it a traditional concept record . . . This is an album that is definitely a psychological, emotional, and physical journey."
  • Shinedown appears at the Carolina Rebellion festival in Concord, North Carolina this Friday (May 4th) and will kick off a tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Starset and Bad Wolves on Sunday (May 6th) in Nashville.

Story source: Brave Words

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the behind-the-scenes footage:



MYSTERIOUS GUNS N' ROSES BILLBOARD SPARKS RUMORS

Guns N' Roses fans have gone into "wild speculation" mode following the arrival of a new website, GNR.fm, that appears to be teasing an upcoming product or event related to the band's classic Appetite For Destruction album. The site, which is registered to Universal Music Group, is displaying the message "DESTRUCTION IS COMING" along with the hashtag #AppetiteForDestruction.

In addition, a billboard featuring the five skulls from the Appetite For Destruction cover art -- each representing one of the band's original members -- has shown up in the Camden area of London, also promoting the GNR.fm site.

  • This has led to speculation among fans that Appetite For Destruction will be reissued in a special deluxe edition with plenty of bonus material, although there has been no official word to date on any kind of release.
  • Some fans are going further, theorizing that the inclusion of the five skulls from the original cover means that founding drummer Steven Adler and guitarist Izzy Stradlin will participate in an event focused on Appetite.
  • Neither Adler nor Stradlin have been part of the Guns N' Roses reunion tour that started in April 2016 and is continuing later this year with singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.
  • Adler did rejoin Guns at several shows on the tour, including three stops on the U.S. leg and one gig in Buenos Aires, Argentina, playing drums on two songs. Stradlin reportedly turned down a five-figure fee to participate, writing that the band didn't want to "split the loot equally."
  • Guns N' Roses will return in June for a seven-week European jaunt, but the band's plans until then, and beyond that, remain unknown for now.

Story source: Loudwire

DID YOU KNOW? Appetite For Destruction was certified in September 2008 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. sales in excess of 18 million copies. The LP has reportedly accumulated worldwide sales in excess of 28 million since its 1987 release.

CHECK IT OUT: Visit the GNR.fm website here and look at the billboard below:



DELUXE VERSION OF NEW A PERFECT CIRCLE LP FEATURES FIRST HOLOGRAM ALBUM

he deluxe box set edition of A Perfect Circle's new album, Eat The Elephant, features a version that is billed as the first hologram LP. The 58-minute hologram, which unfolds through the eyes of a young girl over the 12-song album arc, reveals itself when fans place the prism on their smartphones and enter a special code. The box set can be ordered via the A Perfect Circle online store.

The hologram was designed by award-winning filmmaker Steven Sebring, who said, "Having Maynard (James Keenan, singer) and Billy's (Howerdel, guitar) trust to create this for A Perfect Circle was a true artist's dream. Their 14-year break allowed technology to catch up with their groundbreaking music and gave me the chance to apply new ideas of dimensional capture to this stunning album."

  • Eat The Elephant was also made available in the traditional incarnations: digital, CD and various colored vinyl editions.
  • The LP was released on April 20th and debuted this past weekend at Number three on the Billboard 200 album sales survey, moving 68,000 copies in its first week. 63,000 of those were traditional album sales.
  • A Perfect Circle’s last studio release, eMOTive, opened and peaked at Number Two in 2004 with 142,000 copies sold in its first week. All four of the band's studio offerings have debuted in the Top Five.
  • The group will start a short North American jaunt this spring on May 12th in Somerset, Wisconsin that wraps May 26th in Dallas, after which A Perfect Circle will head to Europe.

Story source: Blabbermouth

CHECK IT OUT: Watch an unboxing video for the deluxe edition of Eat The Elephant:

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