ROCK NEWS REPORT 31 MAY 18

posted by Aaron Zytle - 

HALESTORM UNVEILS FIRST SINGLE, TITLE, RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM

Halestorm will release its fourth album, titled Vicious, on July 27th. The band shared the first single and video from the disc, called "Uncomfortable," on Wednesday morning (May 30th). The set was recorded last year in Nashville with producer Nick Raskulinecz, and is available for pre-order at all retailers and streaming services. All pre-orders get an instant download of "Uncomfortable."

  • The band is offering a deluxe edition of Vicious that includes the new album on standard vinyl, plus a limited-edition opaque purple colored double vinyl with enhanced cover art and bonus tracks, limited to 1500 units worldwide. These are available at Halestorm's online store.
  • Among the other tracks on the album are "Black Vultures" -- which the band has performed live -- "Skulls," "Buzz," "Do Not Disturb," "Conflicted," "Killing Ourselves To Live," "Heart of Novocaine," "Painkiller," "White Dress," "The Silence" and the title track.
  • Halestorm will embark on the second leg of its U.S. tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock bands on July 27th in Kansas City, Missouri. Other acts on the bill include In This Moment and New Years Day.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the video for "Uncomfortable" (warning - explicit language):


SONG DAVE GROHL WROTE FOR DAVID BOWIE TO BE RECORDED BY ANOTHER ACT

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told GQ that a song he wrote and originally planned as a collaboration with the late David Bowie will see the light of day -- but it will be recorded and released by a different, yet-to-be-announced band.

Grohl told the magazine that the song was in limbo for a long time after Bowie turned it down. He explained, "I tried for years, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. We tried it, kind of worked on it, then I actually contacted Bowie about doing it together for this movie soundtrack, that didn’t work out. He didn’t like the movie, it wasn’t me, it was the movie (laughs). Then I started working on it again, and I then gave it to another band, who hasn’t used it yet.”

  • When Grohl was asked which band would be recording the track, he refused to answer, saying, “I don’t want to spoil the surprise."
  • David Bowie passed away after a long battle with cancer in January of 2016, at the age of 69.
  • Foo Fighters will resume their current North American tour in support of the band's 2017 LP Concrete And Gold on July 6th in Columbia, Maryland.

Story source: Loudwire

CHECK IT OUT: Watch the GQ interview with Dave Grohl:


Watch the Foos back Bowie at his 50th birthday celebration:

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