Tom Morello & More Rockers Shred “Game Of Thrones” Guitars

Tom Morello & More Rockers Shred “Game Of Thrones” Guitars

“Game Of Thrones” showrunner DB Weiss has enlisted Fender to create custom guitars inspired by the show… and some of your favorite rockers to test them out.

In a new video posted by Fender, Weiss and the show’s composer Ramin Djwadi team up with Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave, and Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt for a shred session. With the guitars, each adorned with the sigils of the “houses” from “Game Of Thrones,” the group plays a rockin’ version of the HBO show’s theme song.

If you’re a big fan of music and “Game Of Thrones,” you have the chance to own one of the limited-edition guitars… but it’ll cost you some big bucks. The prices range from $25,000 to $35,000. Check them out for yourself HERE.

Source: UDiscoverMusic

ICYMI: Mastodon Releases Led Zeppelin Cover In Honor Of Late Manager

ICYMI: Mastodon Releases Led Zeppelin Cover In Honor Of Late Manager

In case you missed it, Mastodon took part in this year’s installment of Record Store Day over the weekend by releasing a cover of Led Zeppelin. The band has dedicated their take on Zeppelin’s classic “Stairway To Heaven” to their late manager, Nick John.

As you may recall, John, who also managed Gojira, passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. All the proceeds from Mastodon’s take on “Stairway To Heaven,” which has been retitled “Stairway To Nick John,” benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

“[John] was essentially the band’s dad. From our highest highs to our lowest lows he was always there,” the band writes in a statement. “We were asked to perform ‘Stairway To Heaven’ at his funeral, and figured we should record a studio version and release it as a tribute to Nick… We love you, buddy!”

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

Five Finger Death Punch Teams Up With Brian May & Brantley Gilbert

Five Finger Death Punch Teams Up With Brian May & Brantley Gilbert

Five Finger Death Punch has put out a genre-bending new single. They’ve released a cover of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s 1988 hit “Blue On Black,” featuring Shepherd himself along with country singer Brantley Gilbert and Queen’s Brian May.

FFDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory calls the collaborative effort a “unification” project. “We feel like it’s a multi-dimensional, multi-level effort unifying the different,” the guitarist says. “So for us, it’s an honor to have this record with these people and have hard rock, classic rock, country all together on a song.”

FFDP originally recorded a rendition of Shepherd’s track for their latest album “And Justice For None,” but then they came up with the idea of teaming up with the original singer for the cover. The proceeds from this new, collaborative version go to the Gary Sinise Foundation, benefiting first responders.

Source: Billboard

“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Teaser Drops

“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Teaser Drops

The first official teaser for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker has dropped. Episode IX [[nine]] will be the final episode of the current “Star Wars” trilogy, following “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.”

Director J.J. Abrams says that the upcoming film is set a year after what happened in “The Last Jedi” – last we heard, Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill) disappeared into thin air after a confrontation with Kylo Ren (played by Adam Driver). The clip confirms that the last episode’s heroes – Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Rey (Daily Ridley) – will reunite, and probably face off with Kylo Ren again.

It also seems like Skywalker’s making another comeback, since he says “no one’s ever really gone” at the end of the teaser. If you remember what happened with Princess Leia, that’s not so surprising. “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” hits theaters on December 20th.

  • ONE MORE THING! Just because it’s the “final” film of the trilogy doesn’t mean “Star Wars” is going away, of course. After “The Rise Of Skywalker,” the franchise is going on hiatus. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says that they’ll take a break “for a couple of years,” to think about the future of the saga. “We’re not just looking at what the next three movies might be,” she notes. “We’re looking at: What is the next decade of storytelling?”

Source: “Star Wars”

Star-Studded Zombie Movie “The Dead Don’t Die” Gets Trailer

Star-Studded Zombie Movie “The Dead Don’t Die” Gets Trailer

A bunch of your favorite stars are either zombies, or on the hunt for them in the first trailer of the upcoming zombie flick ‘The Dead Don’t Die.” The movie, which premieres on June 14th, stars Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Steven Buscemi and a ton more stars – that includes music stars like Selena Gomez, Iggy Pop, RZA and Tom Waits.

A New Class Has Been Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

A New Class Has Been Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place Friday at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, with Def Leppard, The Cure, Radiohead, Roxy Music, The Zombies, Janet Jackson and Stevie Nicks all now officially members of the prestigious institution.

Among the ceremony highlights:

  • Stevie, the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice (she’s already in with Fleetwood Mac), was introduced by One Direction’s Harry Styles, who called her the “rock ‘n’ roll Nina Simone,” adding she’s a woman, “responsible for more running mascara, including my own, than all the bad dates in history combined,” and “more than a role model; she’s a beacon to all of us.” During her somewhat rambling speech Stevie talked about a variety of subjects, and also acknowledged what her induction represents, noting, “What I hope what I am doing is opening up the door for other women to go, ‘Hey man, I can do it..”
  • As for her performance, Stevie teamed with Styles for her Tom Petty collaboration “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” and was joined by Don Henley for “Leather and Lace.” She also performed hits “Stand Back” and “Edge of Seventeen.”

  • Only two members of Radiohead, guitarist Ed O’Brien and drummer Phil Selway, actually showed up to the induction, which means there was no performance, only a clips package of their achievements. They were inducted by Talking Heads’ David Byrne, who joked, “‘Paranoid Android’ was considered the new ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ whatever that means. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie, and seeing who will play Thom [Yorke].” “I’m beyond proud of what the five of us have achieved together, and I know that Radiohead wouldn’t have become what it is without the five of us,” O’Brien said in his speech, with Selway adding, “My biggest thank-you is for my brothers, Thom, Colin [Greenwood], and Johnny [Greenwood]. … We could’ve done this without this love for one another, but there’s such a deep, deep bond, and it’s a beautiful thing.”

  • Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon and John Taylor inducted Roxy Music, noting the group was a huge influence on their band. In fact Taylor told a story of him and Nick Rhodes sneaking into sound check of a Roxy Music show at 14, noting it was then he, “realized what I wanted to be. I knew my destiny. … Without Roxy Music, there really would be no Duran Duran.” Brian Ferry called the induction an “unexpected honor,” and thanked the many musicians who made up the lineup over the years. He then reunited with Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay for a six-song set that included “In Every Dream Home a Heartache,” “Out of the Blue,” “Love Is the Drug,” More Than This,” “Avalon” and “Editions of You.”

  • Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was on hand to induct The Cure, admitting he was “ambivalent about the existence of certain award ceremonies.” “In fact, I remember distinctly saying to myself, among other things, ‘How can I even take this awards ceremony seriously if they’ll open their doors to X, Y and Z and not acknowledge the Cure?’” he said. “Let’s just say I’ve never been as happy to eat my words as I was tonight.” Frontman Robert Smith was joined by nine past and present members of The Cure in accepting the honor, and took time to thank the band’s “much-missed” late former drummer Andy Anderson, who died of cancer last month. The band went on to play five songs, including the obscure 1984 track “Shake Dog Shake,” which was a tribute to the late drummer, as well as “A Forest,” “Lovesong,” “Just Like Heaven,” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”

  • Janelle Monae inducted Janet Jackson into the Hall of Fame, calling her the “queen of black girl magic.” “I remember the first time my momma showed me a clip of our Janet Jackson. I saw this resplendent, assertive, talented girl with an afro puff on the top of her head,” she said. “And it was just so refreshing to see someone who looked like me and millions of other little black girls around the world.” Janet didn’t perform at the ceremony, but in her acceptance took time out to acknowledge her family. “I witnessed, along with the rest of the world, my family’s extraordinary impact on popular culture,” she said. “ As the youngest in the family, I was determined to make it on my own. I wanted to stand on my own two feet, but never in a million years did I expect to follow in their footsteps. Tonight, your baby sister has made it in!”

  • The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs inducted The Zombies, and talked about “watching them inspire a whole new generation of music lovers.” Zombies’ founder Rod Argent then mentioned some of that new generation, including Dave Grohl, Paul Weller and more. They then performed a four-song set including “Time of the Season,” “This Will Be Our Year,” Tell Her No” and “She’s Not There”.

  • Def Leppard’s induction closed the evening, with Queen’s Brian May talking about the band’s “endurance,” mentioning drummer Rick Allen losing his arm in 1984, and guitarist Steve Clark dying in 1991. “It’s true, it did seem that every time we made some musical headway, life would knock us back down somewhat,” frontman Joe Elliott shared. “But we survived and came out the other side stronger people. And that’s the way it’s always played out throughout our career. So let’s face facts here: If alcoholism, car crashes, and cancer couldn’t kill us, the ‘90s had no f***ing chance!”

  • The band then performed a four-song set, which included “Hysteria,” Rock of Ages,” “Photograph” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” before being joined for an all-star finale of “All the Young Dudes,” which included Mott The Hoople’s Ian Hunter.

For fans who can’t make it to Brooklyn tonight, they’ll still have a chance to catch all the action. An edited version of the event will air April 27th at 8pm ET on HBO.

Source: Yahoo

Papa Roach Add Tour Dates, Release New Video

Papa Roach Add Tour Dates, Release New Video

Papa Roach has added some more dates to their “Who Do You Trust?” summer tour. The trek kicks off on July 27th in Dallas, Texas and runs until September 1st in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The band has filled out their dates in August with more shows in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, Arizona and California. Tickets for the new dates go on sale this Friday, March 29th HERE. Check out the full list of dates HERE.

Along with the tour announcement, Papa Roach has shared a new music video for their single “Elevate” from their latest album “Who Do You Trust?”

Source: Papa Roach

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