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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 30 2014 4:06PM

99Rock Music News:  Watch Jack White Cover Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ Over the Weekend

(Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

Metallica fans attending Glastonbury this past weekend got to witness the band twice on Saturday (June 28) — well, “Enter Sandman,” at least.

While Metallica headlined Saturday’s show — complete with a foxy little intro video — Jack White paid homage to the band during his set when he covered “Enter Sandman,” albeit briefly.

At around the 45-minute mark of the hits-filled showcase at the U.K. fest, White tore into the famous riff from Metallica’s 1991 hit.

Tune in for the Metallica cover in the video below at around 45:00.

White wasn’t the only artist to pay tribute to Metallica over the weekend. Rolling Stone Country reports that Zac Brown Band closed their set at Fenway Park on Saturday with “Enter Sandman.”

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 29 2014 4:11PM

99Rock Music News:  Avenged Sevenfold Resurrecting ‘Waking The Fallen’ For 11 Year Anniversary

Avenged Sevenfold (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
By Nadia Noir
Avenged Sevenfold will be celebrating the 11th anniversary of their breakout record Waking The Fallen by releasing Waking The Fallen: Resurrected. The band personally curated this rare, never before seen look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album.

The album will be released on August 26th via Hopeless Records and will include eleven never-before-heard songs, new artwork, the first cut of the music video for “Unholy Confessions,” a 30 minute film with archived footage that has never been seen, and twelve more songs including live tracks from the 2003 Pomona and Ventura Warped Tour stops.

Packages come at different levels and price points for fans. At $40 bucks, you can get a CD/t-shirt option or a vinyl. The t-shirt option include an “original old-school Deathbat shirt.” For $60, you can get a vinyl, a t-shirt, and everything else in the above packages including a DVD. There’s also a download card of audio tracks.


For more information, go to hopelessrecords.com/resurrected.
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 28 2014 4:17PM

99Rock Music News:  Karen O To Release Solo Debut This Fall

(Photo Courtesy:  Barney Clay)
By Anam Baig

It’s official, Karen O is going solo. And the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman promises her debut will be a bit more subdued than anything else she’s previously done. So fans should probably say goodbye to those days of O spitting beer at the crowd and wildly swinging her lipstick-stained mic. At least for now.

The singer’s first solo album, Crush Songs—out September 9 via Julian Casablancas’ label, Cult—will be more in the vein of her GRAMMY-nominated “The Moon Song” from Spike Jonze’s movie, Her.
The pre-order is a limited edition vinyl that will include original drawings and handwritten lyrics by the artist herself.

Read more about Karen’s new album courtesty Radio.com
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 3 2014 4:12AM

99Rock Music News:  Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Says Next Album, Out This November, Could Be Longest Yet (Updated)

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
By Annie Reuter

Update:  Foo Fighters have revealed via a press release that the band’s upcoming new album will be out in November.
Foo Fighters‘ forthcoming album currently only boasts eight songs.

However, don’t fret — according to the band, it may also end up the longest LP the Foos has recorded.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, frontman Dave Grohl opened up about the album and what to expect.

“You’ll recognize Foo Fighters in this record but you’ll also be surprised by us,” he said. “We’re doing things that we’ve never done before. And I want to say that it’s only eight songs but I think it might be our longest record because, as I was writing these songs, I had to take a cinematic approach.”

He added: “Like, I couldn’t just write a three-and-a-half-minute long KROQ jingle and film it for the finale of an episode about the history of music in New Orleans, you know? We really had to step up what we do. The music is a progression or an evolution for sure, but it’s a Foo Fighters record.”

While he admitted there could be horns on the record, he asserted that sections of certain songs will take fans by surprise.

by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 2 2014 4:03PM
99Rock Music News:  Foster The People’s ‘Best Friend’ Video Shows The Monstrous Side Of Modeling
Photo Courtesy: Columbia Records

By Nadia Noir

Foster the People infused a little haute in a classic horror-style music video for  “Best Friend.” The video starts with a modelesque beauty laying on the couch, surrounded by pills and cigarettes that spell out “Best Friend.” The model starts popping pills and putting on make-up in order to show up to a catwalk gig.

After what looks like a mental breakdown gone maliciously magical in the bathroom, the model attacks another model asking if she’s “OK” and the rival model disappears into a pile of bedazzled clothing. She then absorbs the sexiness of the model–including beauty mark. Monster model then becomes a couture killer, picking and choosing her favorite attributes–and murdering for them.

The video clearly shows the senselessness about yearning to be something more than are and escapism through drugs and delusion.

“It’s a commentary on the modeling industry and the fashion industry and the pressures women feel and girls feel every day,” said Mark Foster to MTV. “It’s a playful take on that; it’s not too heavy handed.”

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jun 1 2014 3:50PM

99Rock Music News:  Listen to Pennywise’s New Song ‘Violence Never Ending’

Photo: Kane Hibberd
by Jay Tilles

Pennywise debuted a new track in this morning (June 2) titled “Violence Never Ending,” off their forthcoming album Yesterdays. 

It’s right in line band’s patented cynical yet pro-American mantra, with lyrics like “Raise up the flagpole till ya shoot it down/ Salute that flag now better safe than sound.”

“Yesterdays is a collection of old songs from our early years and also a few outtakes we dusted off just for the occasion,” said the band. “We first started playing music together in 1988 in an old wooden one car garage covered in graffiti on Irena Street in Redondo Beach with no other motive other than to have funand make a lot of noise”

“A lot of these songs were written by Jason,” they continued, “our original bass player and main song writer. He was all about PMA [positive mental attitude] and you can hear the influence of Dag Nasty and 7 Seconds in his lyrics in songs like “Thanks-giving” and “Slow Down.” It was all about having fun and being thankful for what you had, no matter how messed up it was.

“This album represents who we were before the outside world came along and changed everything. The good old days…. The Yesterdays”

Their 15th full-length album, Yesterdays, will feature a mix of unreleased tracks as well as fan favorites. Yesterdays will hit stores July 15.

Pennywise, Bad Religion and the Offspring and will unite for the Epitaph Records-sponsored summer tour, Summer Nationals, also featuring Stiff Little Fingers and the Vandals on select dates. The 24-date U.S. tour kicks off July 29 in Pittsburgh, PA, and wraps up September 11 in Council Bluffs, IA. Coincidentally, the 1994 Summer Nationals tour was Brett Gurewitz‘s last show with Bad Religion before reuniting with the band in 2001.

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