by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 30 2014 1:42PM

99Rock Music News:  Stream Weezer’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ in Full

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Bands claim to revisit their old sound all the time. Whether they do that or not — and to what effect — is a whole other question, but the declaration, at least, is there.

Weezer have teased a return to form on Everything Will Be Alright in the End — it’s an album full of self-referential lyrics; just look at the entire first verse of lead single “Back to the Shack,” which finds frontman Rivers Cuomo singing about how he’d returned to lead guitar, to the fans’ eternal gratefulness.

As for whether or not the album as a whole, from its lyricism to its instrumentation and overall sound, represents Weezer of yore rather than Weezer of bore (sorry, that was really horrible), curious listeners can now stream Everything Will Be Alright in the End in full on iTunes Radio.

For the new record, Weezer reconvened with producer Ric Ocasek, who helmed their debut self-titled record (known to most as The Blue Album) and their third, also self-titled release (The Green Album).


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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 29 2014 1:47PM

99Rock Music News:  Rock in Rio Coming to Vegas: Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt to Headline

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By Jay Tilles

Rock in Rio will make its United States debut next spring.

The popular Brazil-based festival will come stateside May 8-9 and May 15-16, 2015, when it hits Las Vegas.

The dual-weekend festival will separate artists by genre, with rock acts playing the first, followed by pop acts the second. Headliners include Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt and Taylor Swift, and the full line-up will be announced in January.

“Rock in Rio will build a permanent open air venue,” said the festival organizer in a release.  Built on the MGM property in Las Vegas, “The City of Rock will be equipped to receive 85,000 people per day. The festival will feature six stages, streetscapes representing Brazil, U.S.A. and the U.K., a Ferris wheel, a zip line and a VIP area.”

General admission two-day passes are $295, while a single-day VIP comes in at $495 per day with tickets available via Ticketmaster . VIP gusts have access to a special viewing area, open bar and gro9umet catering.


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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 28 2014 1:51PM

99Rock Music News:  Rancid Announces New Album ‘Honor is All We Know’

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by Jay Tilles

It appears as though Tim Armstrong was able to carve out some time to from his ongoing Tim Timebomb and Friends project to record a new album with his Rancid bandmates.

The Berkeley, Calif., punk band has announced their eighth studio album, Honor Is All We Know.

Produced by Bad Religion and Epitaph Records founder, Brett Gurewitz, the new 14-track album was recorded in Los Angeles at Red Star Studios and The Boat, a studio owned by Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Flea, known for its resemblance to beached double-decker houseboat with its porthole-style windows.

Album release date has not been announced yet.

Rancid Honor is All We Know Tracklist

01. Back Where I Belong
02. Raise Your Fist
03. Collision Course
04. Evil’s My Friend
05. Honor Is All We Know
06. A Power Inside
07. In The Streets
08. Face Up
09. Already Dead
10. Diabolical
11. Malfunction
12. Now We’re Through With You
13. Everybody’s Sufferin’
14. Grave Digger

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 17 2014 3:04AM

99Rock Music News:  Foo Fighters Tease New Song ‘Outside’ in Concert: Watch

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Foo Fighters have been fairly covert with the revelation of their new album Sonic Highways, teasing the album for months before its announcement and only premiering a small snippet of new material in the trailer for the record’s corresponding HBO series trailer.

And now, on Sept. 16, there’s still no full song from the band’s new record. However, after a few concerts last week in the U.K., the five-piece has officially dropped a few new bars from one of the album’s nine new songs, “Outside.”

Consequence of Sound points out that the debut in question occurred during the band’s 2007 song “The Pretender.” After the song’s second chorus, rather than segueing into the bridge, a new riff comes exploding out of the speakers to the crowd’s initial confusion but later delight.

Shortly after the interlude begins, the band’s back to “The Pretender” to finish things off — but not before laying down a few guitar licks that should encourage those looking for a hard-rocking album from the Dave Grohl-led quintet.


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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 16 2014 3:00PM
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99Rock Net News:  SURGE Soda Makes Return After 12 Years

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by Sasha Huff

Alright 90’s kids, today is your lucky day!

Remember that citrus flavored soda in that bright green can?

The one that would jolt you into next year after a few sips?

The one that debuted in 1996 and was taken off shelves in the early 200’s?

Well it’s BACK!

Apparently, rabid fans of the discontinued drink started a Facebook page that got over 126,000 fans and the attention of the Coca Cola company.

So they teamed up with and are reselling it!

Read the whole story of how it all came about here.


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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 15 2014 12:47AM

99Rock Music News:  Watch Death From Above 1979’s New “Trainwreck 1979″ Music Video

Death From Above 1979 released their second studio album The Physical World earlier this week, and now they’ve dropped the video for their lead single “Trainwreck 1979.”
The video contains footage from the band’s Troubadour show last month, showcasing the Toronto duo’s high-energy performances.

Watch the video above and make sure to pick up a copy of The Physical World, out now via Last Gang Records.
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 12 2014 12:20PM
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99Rock Music News:  The Lumineers Are Working on Their Next Album

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We last heard from The Lumineers with the release of a song they wrote for The Walking Dead, “Visions of China.”
But soon, we’ll be hearing a whole lot more from them because the Denver folk rock band is at work on their sophomore album, the followup to their 2012 self-titled debut.
The band announced the news on their Instagram today, where they posted a photo of lead singer and guitarist Wesley Schultz along with the caption, “Well folks, we are back in the studio, chippin away at some new ideas. It’s been one hell of a ride so far and we are excited to be writing again. Thanks and stay tuned…”
Since the release of The Lumineers, the band has signed to Dualtone Records in North America and Decca/Universal abroad. In a press release, Dualtone GM Paul Roper issued the statement, “”We consider The Lumineers and their team as family and we are thrilled to be continuing our partnership forward with their sophomore album. The early songs we have heard are proof that they are writing material every bit as compelling as the tracks from their debut. This record will be well worth the wait.”
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 11 2014 8:47AM
Nation Prepares To Mark 13th Anniversary Of September 11th Attacks

99Rock Remembers. September the 11th

September 11, 2001 is a day none of us will ever forget. A day when al Qaeda terrorists hijacked airplanes and crashed them into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
There was also a plane that crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers decided to take the plane back from the terrorist.

Almost 3,000 people were killed that day.

Let’s all remember the tragic events and the heroic efforts of the NYPD, NYFD and all the first responders.

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 10 2014 11:01AM
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99Rock Music News:  Weezer Unveils New Song ‘Cleopatra': Listen

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By Philip Cosores
After finding some success with “Back to the Shack,” Weezer have revealed their second single (one of many they previously teased) from upcoming album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, and it is something perhaps unexpected  from the group: a throwback to their classic sound.
Opening with ramshackle acoustic guitar strums, “Cleopatra” begins with a stomp-clap sound similar to what The Lumineers and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have brought to alternative radio in recent years.
Alternative Press premiered the song, which can be found here.

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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Sep 9 2014 11:13AM
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99Rock Music News:  In This Moment Unveil New Album Details, New Single + Fall 2014 Tour Dates

In This Moment will release their fifth studio album, ‘Black Widow,’ on Nov. 18 via Atlantic Records. To celebrate the news, the band has unleashed the album’s first single, ‘Sick Like Me,’ which is posted above. The song features singer Maria Brink’s soaring vocals shining over a heavy track that’s sure to get fans pumped up for the new album.
‘Black Widow’ was produced by the band’s longtime collaborator Kevin Churko, who is also known for his work with Five Finger Death Punch and Ozzy Osbourne. It will be available for pre-order at digital retailers starting on Oct. 7.

The effort will be offered to fans in a variety of configurations including vinyl exclusively at Atlantic’s webstore. All pre-orders will receive four instant downloads prior to the release of the album, including the single ‘Sick Like Me.”
Frontwoman Maria Brink opened up about the band’s fifth album saying, “‘Black Widow’ is definitely the darker part of me. This album is finding the weakness inside and turning it into strength. It’s about being reborn, setting yourself free and realizing the balance in everything — the dark and the light.” She adds, “I am so ready and excited for the launch of this album. I think people will embrace its diversity and hearing different sides of us that they haven’t experienced yet.”
Guitarist Chris Howorth chimed as follows: “This was by far the most challenging, exciting and rewarding experience we’ve ever had making a record. We threw out the rulebook and tried to create something fearless, constantly pushing ourselves to make an album unlike anyone has heard before. Fans, get ready for this ride — everything is going to the next level.”
In This Moment have also announced dates for their ‘Black Widow’ Tour with Twelve Foot Ninja and Starset. The outing kicks off on Oct. 26 in Reno, Nev., and wraps on Dec. 14 in San Diego, Calif. Before launching the tour, In This Moment will take the stage at Knotfest 2014 in San Bernardino, Calif., on Oct. 25.
In This Moment’s ‘Black Widow’ Tour with Twelve Foot Ninja ad Starset:

10/25 – San Bernardino, Calif. – Knotfest 2014*
10/26 – Reno, Nev. – Knitting Factory
10/27 – Spokane, Wash. – Knitting Factory
10/30 – Seattle, Wash. – Moore Theatre
10/31 – Boise, Idaho – Revolution Center
11/1 – Salt Lake City, Utah – In the Venue
11/2 – Denver, Colo. – Fillmore
11/4 – Omaha, Neb. – Sokol Auditorium
11/7 – Springfield, Mo. – Gilloz Theatre
11/8 – Peoria, Ill. – Limelight Eventplex
11/9 – Chicago, Ill. – House of Blues
11/12 – Milwaukee, Ill. – The Rave
11/15 – Columbus, Ohio – The LC Pavillion
11/17 – Silver Spring, Md. – The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/21 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Stage AE
11/22 – Stroudsburg, Pa. – Sherman Theater
11/23 – Lancaster, Pa. – Freedom Hall
11/25 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s
11/26 – Detroit, Mich. – The Fillmore Detroit
11/28 – St. Paul, Minn. – Myth Live
11/29 – Des Moines, Iowa – Seven Flags
12/2 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues
12/4 – Abilene, Texas – Civic Center
12/5 – Corpus Christi, Texas – Concrete Street Amphitheater
12/6 – McAllen, Texas – Pharr Events Center
12/8 – Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
12/9 – Tulsa, Okla. – Club Brady
12/10 – San Antonio, Texas – 210 Kapones Live
12/11 – Lubbock, Texas – Lonestar Pavillion
12/13 – Las Vegas, Nev. – House of Blues
12/14 – San Diego, Calif, — House of Blues
*All Dates are for the ‘Black Widow’ Tour except Knotfest 2014

**Content/Images Courtesy Loudwire.
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