ROCK REPORT 09-15-11
Cornell recently spoke with ARTISTdirect about the new Soundgarden material and how it will compare to Cornell’s solo efforts: “Well, no matter what, Soundgarden is always going to be heavier. However, I also think musically the new Soundgarden stuff is different than anything we’ve ever done.”
He continued, “Having said that, I think that’s a theme we’ve always had. I think every time we’ve made a record it wasn’t really that easy to compare it to the previous one — other than that we’re the same band. I think may be some moments that are sort of sonically quieter and more stripped-down. On the whole, it’s a rock record. That’s what we do.”
Soundgarden’s as-yet-untitled upcoming album is expected to drop in the spring of 2012.
It's been a long time coming for fans, but Bob Seger is making some of his classic material available digitally via iTunes for the first time. Available now are Seger's two multiplatinum concert albums — "Live Bullet" (1976) and "Nine Tonight" (1981) — released for download at iTunes and Amazon. Also making its iTunes debut is "Early Seger Vol. 1," a collection of spruced-up tracks and previously unreleased fare from the early 1970s.
To celebrate Seger's introduction to iTunes, a digital 'Bonus EP' will be available for "Live Bullet" and "Nine Tonight" download for one week only exclusively through iTunes. The disc includes tunes such as "Mainstreet" and live versions of "Hollywood Nights" and "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man."
Five Finger Death Punch took an unexpected turn with the video for their latest single 'Under an Over It' — while parts of it look more like a mid-90′s rap video, guitarist Zoltan Bathory claims the inspiration was purely "c**k rock".
"We wanted to hit a pretty sarcastic tone with it, so it looks like a typical big c**k rock video, but in a tongue in cheek way. We put all the 'big-time video' clichés in it except for the booty shake… or maybe we even got that, I don't remember. We do have the party scenes, cars, airplanes, mansions, pools and girls—of course you can't have a raaawwwk video without your token pool scene."