Listen to a Previously Unreleased Outtake of the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Title Track

Listen to a Previously Unreleased Outtake of the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' Title Track

Beatles fans have to wait until May 26 for the deluxe reissue of Sgt. Pepper to arrive, but in the meantime, they can catch a sneak peek.

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Watch STONE SOUR's Video For New Single 'Fabuless'

Watch STONE SOUR's Video For New Single 'Fabuless'

“Fabuless”, the new video from STONE SOUR,, can be seen below. The song is the first single from the band’s upcoming album, “Hydrograd”, which will be released on June 30 via Roadrunner.

“Hydrograd” track listing:

01. YSIF
02. Taipei Person/Allah Tea
03. Knievel Has Landed
04. Hydrograd
05. Song #3
06. Fabuless
07. The Witness Trees
08. Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)
09. Thanks God It’s Over
10. St. Marie
11. Mercy
12. Whiplash Pants
13. Friday Knights
14. Somebody Stole My Eyes
15. When The Fever Broke

The cover artwork can be seen below.

The “Fabuless” clip was filmed on April 18 in Los Angeles.

STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor recently said about the full-length follow-up to “House Of Gold & Bones”: “It is the best stuff that we’ve ever written. It’s got a lot of different directions, but at its core it’s very hard rock, almost in a modern/classic sense. There are some hints of punk in there. There’s some cool hard rock/heavy metal. There’s just all of these really cool elements that we’ve never maybe allowed ourselves to kind of go to.”

Bassist Johnny Chow described the disc as “a straight rock and roll album” in an interview with Detroit radio station WRIF, adding, “It’s just very groove-oriented, very melodic (with) big choruses. We’ve got some mellower songs on there too, which are equally just as amazing and have a lot of groove to them.”

Chow called the record a “bit of a departure” from previous STONE SOUR albums.

“Hydrograd” was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX and STEEL PANTHER.

The band tracked the album live in the studio, cutting a total of 18 songs from which 14 or 15 will make the CD.

STONE SOUR will play the Rock On The Range Kick-Off Party on Thursday, May 18 at Express Live! in Columbus, Ohio. The event will start the Rock On The Range weekend, with METALLICA, SOUNDGARDEN and KORN headlining this year’s festival.

STONE SOUR will also be special guests of KORN on the latter act’s “Serenity Of Summer” trek, which starts on June 16 in Salt Lake City and wraps on August 2 in Cleveland.

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GHOST Summons 100 Disciples For Detroit-Area Video Shoot

GHOST Summons 100 Disciples For Detroit-Area Video Shoot

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GHOST has put out a call for 100 extras to show up in the Detroit area on May 6 for what appears to be a video shoot. The post announcing the event stated: “We wish to inform you that GHOST is looking for 100 extras who are available May 6th for four hours. The location is within the city limits of Detroit. We will directly communicate the location to our select 100 the day of the shoot. Please come dressed and ready.”

The statement adds: “Clothing is required to be: Church-Going Sunday Clothes, Suits and/or Dress shirts, Dresses and Sunday Hats if you have. Keep makeup and general appearance on the NORMAL side of the spectrum.”

Fans are asked to email a photo and/or headshots to the video producer at production@christianlathers.com, with “GHOST: EXTRAS” in the subject line.
It is not known whether the band is shooting a video for a song from last fall’s “Popestar” EP or for something new entirely.

Strangely, Pollstar lists GHOST as playing in Buenos Aires on May 6. The band starts a North American tour in support of IRON MAIDEN on June 3 in Bristow, Virginia.

GHOST has been the subject of intense speculation recently following the dismissal of the band’s entire lineup last December by singer/founder Tobias Forge — who performs as Papa Emeritus — and a recent lawsuit filed against Forge by four ex-members, known previously only as Nameless Ghouls.

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Video Premiere: ALL THAT REMAINS's 'Madness'

Video Premiere: ALL THAT REMAINS's 'Madness'

The official video for “Madness”, the title track of the eighth studio album from Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS, can be seen below. The disc will be released on April 28 via Razor & Tie in the U.S. and Eleven Seven Music in Europe.

“Madness” was recorded at West Valley Studios in Woodland Hills, California with producer Howard Benson, who has previously worked with such acts as MOTÖRHEAD, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, FLYLEAF, P.O.D. and HALESTORM.

ALL THAT REMAINS singer Phil Labonte told Revolver magazine about the band’s approach on the new disc: “We wanted to mix it up a little bit and write from a vocal perspective this time. So I went to L.A. and came up with vocal ideas and melodies and then sent those chord progressions back to Oli and he wrote riffs in response to that. [Doing it this way] turned the record into a vocal album as opposed to a guitar album. And that affected some things. Like, there might be less intricacy in the riffs because they were written in response to my voice.”

Labonte added that the majority of the new ALL THAT REMAINS songs feature “significant programming and electronic sounds. And that’s something we wanted to have flowing through the entire record. So you’re gonna hear that kind of influence on most of the tracks.”

Asked by Ryan Daniels of of Rock 105.5, Carolina’s Pure Rock radio station, about the “sellout” accusations that have been leveled at ALL THAT REMAINS for the more radio-friendly sound of the album’s first single, “Madness”, Labonte said: “If you’re doing something — making music — and specifically catering to an audience that you have catered to or that has found something to attach to, is it a sellout to try and change and do something different? Or is it a sellout to be, like, ‘Okay, this is the safe play where I know I can make my money?’ It’s, like, I know I that I can cater to this narrow group of people, and if we don’t stray, these people will keep buying our records, these people will keep coming to our shows. Is it a sellout to be, like, ‘I’m gonna try something different?'”

He continued: “People have been saying ‘sellout’ about us since 2006, since we put out ‘The Fall Of Ideals’. We started doing clean choruses, and people were, like, ‘Oh, sellout!’ And it’s, like, gimme a fucking break. We’ve always tried to push [the envelope] and change.”

“Madness” track listing:

01. Safe House
02. Madness
03. Nothing I Can Do
04. If I’m Honest
05. Halo
06. Louder
07. River City
08. Open Grave
09. Far From Home
10. Trust And Believe
11. Back To You
12. Never Sorry
13. The Thunder Rolls

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Calls ALLAN HOLDSWORTH's Passing 'A Tremendous Loss'

TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Calls ALLAN HOLDSWORTH's Passing 'A Tremendous Loss'

During a brand new interview with Meltdown of the Detroit, Michigan radio station WRIF, TESTAMENT axeman Alex Skolnick spoke about the recent deaths of Paul O’Neill, creator of the multi-platinum rock theater experience TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, and the groundbreaking British guitarist Allan Holdsworth. Alex said (hear audio below): “It’s just unbelievable. Paul I knew personally. [He was] one of the most driven people I ever knew. He seemed like he could go forever, but I think part of what happened here, with high-energy people like that, as they get older, they don’t ever slow down; it’s just not in their vocabulary.”

He continued: “I never met Prince personally, but I knew some musicians who worked with him, and they said the same thing — he was just non-stop and just wouldn’t slow down, even as he got older. And it catches up to you. I mean, Allan Holdsworth at least made it to 70, but still, these days that’s kind of young to check out. I don’t think anybody saw it coming. [It’s] a tremendous loss. At least there’s a lot of appreciation coming for Allan Holdsworth, ’cause he’s really influenced so many musicians, but it’s not music you’ll ever hear on the radio, or it’s not part of popular culture at all. At least he’s appreciated by the many musicians he inspired.”

Alex, who joined TESTAMENT (then known as LEGACY) when he was 16, quickly began to wonder if there was more out there for him as a musician, causing him to quit the band in 1992 and move to New York to study at the New School’s Jazz Performance program, where he got his BFA in 2001. Back with TESTAMENT for more than a decade now, he still records and tours with his jazz trio, simply dubbed the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, whose 2011 album, “Veritas”, reached the Top Ten of the iTunes jazz chart.

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