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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jul 11 2014 3:37PM

99Rock Music News:  Weezer’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright In the End’ is Out September 30


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Just a week after Weezer unveiled their intriguing album cover art for their upcoming record Everything Will Be Alright In the End, the band has revealed a release date for the project.
In a YouTube clip released yesterday (July 8), the band lets the world know that on Sept. 30, 2014, they’ll be hearing new music from the band. The video is titled “Return To Ithaca” and gritty guitar and striking piano is heard in the background as well as snippets of some of the music off the record.

In an interview with EW.com, the band offered a telling description of the new album. “If you took the Pinkerton band and then play all the other records — that’s what we sound like now,” drummer Patrick “Frisbee Wizard” Wilson said. “Bombastic, loose, kind of booming. This record sounds like it’s going to have the tight structure of Blue Album with a little bit more abandon like Pinkerton.“



 
 
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by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jul 10 2014 3:33PM
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99Rock Music News:  Watch Interpol’s Surftacular Video for ‘All the Rage Back Home’


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Interpol will offer up their fifth full-length album on Sept. 9, titled El Pintor. The collection will be released by Matador Records, and will open with the peppy bounce of lead song, “All the Rage Back Home,” for which a music video has dropped yesterday (July 9).

Peppy by Interpol’s standards, of course; not peppy by, say, Miley Cyrus’ standards.
The black-and-white video, directed by frontman Paul Banks and collaborator Sophia Peer, finds the band performing the new song in a darkened room. Meanwhile, shots outside said room are spliced into the picture, featuring large, rushing waves.

Those waves are traversed by the video’s secondary star: a surfer, who has quite the skill, doing some acrobatics over the surges with nary a bobble.


 
 
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jul 9 2014 3:29PM

99Rock Music News:  You Can Buy Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ L.A. Estate — If You Have $6.8 Million


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Maybe you’re a massive Red Hot Chili Peppers fan looking to buy a house in the Los Angeles area — oh, and you’re loaded, too.

If so, the band’s notorious bass player Flea is selling his estate in the city’s Griffith Park area for just under $7 million.

According to Curbed Los Angeles, the property is packed with local history. It was built in 1925 by Van Griffith, the son of Griffith J. Griffith, the original benefactor for nearby Griffith Park, home to all sorts of attractions, including the Griffith Observatory and popular outdoor concert venue, the Greek Theatre.
The .78-acre location is loaded with amenities, such as a saltwater swimming pool and a loggia with an outdoor fireplace. The main house features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and even a speakeasy. The guest house was recently remodeled, with two bedrooms and a wood-burning fireplace.

Prospective buyers can see more photos and set an appointment to view the property at Estately.com.

 
by 99Rock - Rock Blog posted Jul 1 2014 10:47AM

99Rock News:  Best Movies Disappearing (& Appearing!) On Netflix Today


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By Nadia Noir

Trying to catch up with new episodes of Orange is the New Black? Change the channel for a second so you don’t miss out on some cinematic classics that Netflix is nixing from their catalog come July 1st. Your challenge, if you chose to accept it, is to somehow watch Rocky I-IV, Chinatown, and Spaceballs before they disappear from the streaming movie service.

Gizmodo released a list of movies and television shows disappearing tomorrow. Check them out below.

As Good As It Gets
Bang the Drum Slowly
Chinatown
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Dr. Strangelove
Event Horizon
Evil Dead II
From Russia With Love
Gattaca
Goldfinger
Lars and the Real Girl
Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Spaceballs
Taxi Driver
The Odd Couple
The Running Man
The Terminator
 
Film fanatics: don’t freak. Netflix will also be adding new titles in July as well. Vulture put those up for our viewing pleasure. Movies include a documentary called The Battered Bastards of Baseball, ’80s classic Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Fever Pitch, and The Master.
 
New Seasons of TV:
Baby Daddy (Season 3, available July 18)
Comedy Bang Bang! (Season 2)
Continuum (Season 3, available July 26)
Hell on Wheels (Season 3, available July 19)
Lost Girl (Season 4, available July 24)
Melissa & Joey (Season 3, available July 18)
Witches of East End (Season 1)

Other movies available:
12 Angry Men
Bad Santa
Basic Instinct
Boyz N the Hood
Christmas with the Kranks (Available July 26)
City of God
Dead Man Walking
Funny Face
Gandhi
Hitch (Available July 14)
Homefront (Available July 9)
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid II
The Karate Kid III
The Last Days
Legends of the Fall
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
My Girl
My Girl 2
Out of the Furnace (Available 9)
The Parent Trap (1998)
Patton
Philadelphia
Primal Fear
Renoir (Available July 6)
Sleeping Beauty (2014) (Available July 12)
Sophie’s Choice
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered County
Tarzan (1999)
Tarzan 2
Under the Tuscan Sun
Wolf Creek 2
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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


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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


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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


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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)


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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
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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’


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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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