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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rock News for Thursday 25th March, 2010

Hear the new Stone Temple Pilots new single “Between the Lines”
Prior to the release of Stone Temple Pilots new self titled album, you can hear their brand new single 'Between The Lines' first right here:

It sounds good to me, a little like a heavy Tom Petty type sound, but with the edge you'd expect from STP.
Good stuff indeed!

Also, Live Nation has hooked up with STP to let you place your pre-order now for eith just the new album or a T-Shirt and new album package deal, right here:
or just the CD in a pre-sale offer here:


(Photo Credit: Adam Elmakias)
AMERICAN HI-FI is ready to 'FIGHT THE FREQUENCY' and back to their roots with their fourth studio album, due out June 22 on their own label, Hi-Fi Killers/The Ascot Club (through Megaforce/RED/Sony). It’s the highly anticipated follow-up to 2005’s 'HEARTS ON PARADE' (Maverick). It was produced by singer/guitarist Stacy Jones and recorded at his studio in Los Angeles, The Deathstar.

The first single and video, “Lost,” from the original line-up--Stacy Jones (singer/guitarist), Drew Parsons (bass), Jamie Arentzen (guitars) and Brian Nolan (drums)—will be released in the coming weeks.

As Jones recently explained on “I think we've circled back to the first record in terms of sonics and style. We've moved back to big, riff-driven guitar parts with melodies on top and a slightly harder edge.” Jones later added, “In the past, there was always the pressures and expectations that came from being on a record label. Now, we have the freedom to put the business aside and just play rock music like we always wanted!”

So what’s the band been doing for the past five years? They’ve mostly been busy with Miley Cyrus. Singer Stacy Jones has been her music director and drummer, while Jamie Arentzen has been her guitarist. They’ve both been featured in everything and anything Miley Cyrus, including the 2009 movie and “Best Of Both Worlds” concert film/DVD. Jones has also produced records for artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Meg & Dia, The Cab, Plain White T’s, and many others.

Over the course of their 10-year career, American Hi-Fi has sold over 1 million albums thanks to hit singles such as the Top 10 smash “Flavor Of The Weak,” “Another Perfect Day” (which was used as Coca-Cola’s theme for the 2002 Winter Olympics) and “The Art Of Losing,” and they’ve toured the world with artists such as Elvis Costello, Matchbox Twenty, Bon Jovi and Fall Out Boy. Before teaming up as American Hi-Fi, the band members performed as part of various influential bands from the ‘90s Alternative Rock scene, including Veruca Salt and Letters to Cleo, and with Tanya Donelly, Tracy Bonham, Aimee Mann, and Juliana Hatfield individually. Their songs have been heard on TV shows and commercials such as Coors, Labatt Blue, Verizon, “Boston Public,” “24” and “Dawson’s Creek,” video games including “Guitar Hero 3,” and in movies including “American Pie 2,” “Freaky Friday,” “Van Wilder” and “Superman Returns.”

Stay tuned for news about upcoming U.S. tour dates.
Here’s the complete track listing for FIGHT THE FREQUENCY:
1. Acetate
2. Bullet
3. Fight The Frequency
4. Frat Clump
5. Keep It Like A Secret
6. Lookout For Hope
7. Lost
8. Recover The Stars
9. Stargazer
10. A Taste For Crime
11. This Is A Low
12. Tiny Spark
13. Where Love Is A Lie

Australia's KARNIVOOL US Tour update

Australia's KARNIVOOL demolished Austin, TX last week with multiple shows throughout the SXSW music festival, even sneaking in a few special acoustic sets, both planned and impromptu. They discussed their experiences with Outback Steakhouse with Village Voice Media, slayed Full Metal Texas, chatted w/ Rockpit and made the Top 10 with Metromix coming to NYC.

This week starts the U.S. tour behind 'Sound Awake,' the internationally lauded full-length that has already conquored Australia and most of the Europe. Two tracks, "All I Know" and "Set Fire To The Hive" just landed on the APRA Song Of The Year Shortlist. Check out the full list of contenders here.

THE VOOL will be in your town shortly so come out and see what everybody else knows.
Check out Karnivool's Soundawake page, with music, photos, etc here:
KARNIVOOL Current U.S. TOUR dates:

March 2010 
March 26 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan's
March 27 Augusta, GA Sky City
March 28 Charleston, SC The Oasis
March 30 Baltimore, MD The Quarter
March 31 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
April 2010
April 1 Philadelphia, PA The Note
April 2 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
April 3 Providence, RI Club Hell
April 5 Toronto, ONT Wreck Room
April 7 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
April 8 Louisville, KY Phoenix Hill Tavern
April 9 Chicago, IL Penny Road
April 10 Flint, MI Machine Shop
April 11 Madison, WI The Annex
April 12 Minneapolis, MN The Rock
April 14 Denver, CO Marquee
April 16 Sacramento, CA Boardwalk
April 17 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
** w/ Deftones, Sevendust & Drowning Pool

Lostboy AKA Jim Kerr latest update

Simple Minds frontman, Jim Kerr's forthcoming new solo album 'LostBoy! A.K.A.' is now available for pre-order at the following links:

A free download is still available for members.
The track is called 'Refugee' and it's a belter!
Simply visit, enter your email address and follow the link you're sent to access your copy of the track.

Hear the first single 'Shadowland' at the LOSTBOY! A.K.A. YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

More LostBoy! A.K.A. preview shows have been announced:
The Den Atelier, Luxembourg on the 27th May 2010
Hamburg, Germany - The Knust, 25th May 2010
Cologne, Germany - The Underground, 26th May 2010

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