Monday, October 6, 2014
Today's Day in Rock News!
Today's Day in Rock News!
Rock Icon Paul Revere Dead at 76
Paul Revere, the iconic leader of the band Paul Revere and the Raiders, has died at the age of 76. A cause of death has not been revealed but Revere has reportedly been in poor health and he announced his retirement from the group in July.
The band's official site broke the sad news to fans with a tribute letter to Revere singed by "Everyone who has ever met you." Here is part of the letter, "Dear Paul, Where do I begin? How do I tell you how much I love you and what you have meant to me? Have you ever met a person and felt like you've known them your entire life, sensed a familiarity and warmth? That's how I felt the very first time I met you, and the feeling only grew stronger the more I got to know you.
"Like most people, my initial introduction to you was on television, radio and records, but none of those mediums gave me a real clue to the one-of-a-kind life force that was Paul Revere.
"Sitting in an audience at my first Paul Revere and The Raiders concert introduced me to a larger-than-life dynamo of high-energy slapstick, outrageous and spontaneous humor and a genuine child-like joy. Everyone in attendance just knew that you MUST be a wonderful person offstage too, no doubt about it.
"Meeting you after a show in the autograph line cemented the deal for everyone. Just as fun, funny and spontaneous as you were onstage, extremely nice and accommodating to everyone who waited in the long lines to meet you. Take a picture - 'SURE, take TWO!' Sign these 20 albums? 'Why NOT, you helped pay for my first house, and my first wife!'
"Generous to a fault with your family, your friends and your band, there seemed to be no limit to your kindness. When you turned your attention towards someone, you made that person feel special and in your spotlight. You had a pet name for each person, and you never hesitated to tell them how exceptional they were. You appreciated the talent, beauty, skills and uniqueness you found in others, and you were never shy about telling them so. All the more reason for people to feel wonderful in your presence."
Read the rest of the letter here.
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Going Different Direction With Solo Album
(hennemusic) Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler shared an update on plans for his debut solo album during a video Q&A with Twitter Music at Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco this past week.
"I'm going down to Nashville [in] January, February, March, April to write and see what we get," Tyler revealed. "You know, doing an album is kind of like panning for gold. You get so much sand and dirt until you find a little nugget and you work on the nugget. I always go backwards, you know? 'Living on the Edge,' why? Or 'Janie's Got a Gun,' why? Who's Janie? And then it works. You fill in the blanks."
"I grew up with the Everly Brothers," Tyler continued. "So even 'Cryin"s got a little [sings with an exaggerated twang] "There was a time when I was brokenhearted." It started like that - of course I had to do it Aerosmith-ish, which was more rocked out - but there's a piece of me that just loves country so much. And I'm not sure what kind of country that is, but it's got the fifth harmony, and anyone who knows who the Everly Brothers is - it's those kinds of melodies that are just so, so good."
In 2011, Tyler released a single, "(It) Feels So Good", which debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at No. 35, the highest charting song by any member of Aerosmith since 2001's "Jaded".
Last fall, the singer said he was in talks with Rick Rubin to produce his solo debut. Read what he had to say here.
B.B. King Cancels Tour Due To Illness
(The Blues B.B. King has cancelled the rest of his current US tour after falling ill on stage, it's been confirmed. The 89-year-old veteran bluesman became unwell during a show in Chicago. Unconfirmed reports suggest he may have fallen or collapsed on stage.
It follows a series of negative reviews and at least one controversial show where the 89-year-old veteran was booed by audience members. A brief statement reports:
"Mr. King was evaluated by a doctor and diagnosed with dehydration and suffering from exhaustion, causing the eight remaining shows of his current tour to be cancelled."
Read more here.
Black Crowes RIP?
(hennemusic) Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman is sharing an update on the band's current hiatus in a new interview with Rolling Stone and he believes that the band will never work together again.
"I've said in the past, 'I know we'll work again' or 'there's no way we'll work again,' and I've been wrong. But right now, the likelihood of us doing anything again is as low as it's ever been," says Gorman. "We could obviously all see things differently in a year, but I'll be surprised if the Black Crowes do something again. Ever."
"You know, 2015 is the 25th anniversary of our first album release and we're not working," he adds. "You could certainly make a strong case that we should tour next year, but we're all doing our own projects."
Read more here.
Pink Floyd Continue To Preview New Album The Endless River
(hennemusic) Pink Floyd have issued a third audio preview of their first new album in 20 years, "The Endless River." Due November 10 (Nov 11 in North America), the project features material recorded by Floyd members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright 20 years ago.
"'The Endless River' has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions," explains Gilmour. "We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album.
"Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire."
The album is a tribute to keyboardist Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65. Produced by Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson, its being billed as a four-sided instrumental album with one song, "Louder Than Words", to include new lyrics by Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson.
Check out the preview here.
Thom Yorke Has Over A Million Album Downloads In 1st Week
(TeamRock Radio) Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's solo album has notched over a 1.2 million downloads since he launched it via filesharing service BitTorrent last week.
And while some of those are the cut-down free version of Tomorrow's Modern Boxes - rather than the full version that costs money - BitTorrent bosses say they're "very happy" with the results.
Yorke described the launch as an experiment, saying: "If it works well it could be an effective way of handing control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work." here.
Steve Hackett Unhappy With Genesis Documentary
(Classic Rock) Steve Hackett has slammed the Genesis documentary that brought the five classic-era members back together, calling it a biased piece of work. He says the on-screen version of Together And Apart, broadcast over the weekend in the UK, failed to live up to the description he'd been given before he took part.
The guitarist understood the film would give equal coverage to his band and subsequent solo career, along with those of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks.
"It's certainly a biased account of Genesis history, and totally ignores my solo work. It does not deliver the theme of 'together and apart.'," Hackett says. "In interview I spoke at length as much about my solo career as my time in Genesis, but was not given any editorial involvement. I know the documentary will soon be on sale, but I don't be selling it via my own website."
Read more here.
Behemoth Speak Out After Another Concert Ban
(TeamRock Radio) Behemoth have slammed bosses of a Polish university after their concert was cancelled for what the band say were political reasons. It follows Nergal and co's arrest and deportation from Russia in May.
They were set to perform at Poznan tonight (Monday) after their show was moved from last week. But their promoted received a letter stating the event would not go ahead due to "a concern for the safety of students and campus workers."
Behemoth say: "We have no doubt it is a political decision. It's not the first clampdown on national artists. Poznan, instead of being a free culture centre, begins to resemble Russia.
"Article 73 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland says: 'Everyone has the freedom of artistic creation.'" Read more here.
Robert Plant To Appear On The Colbert Report This Week
(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant has announced that he will be the featured guest on The Colbert Report during the episode that will air this Thursday, October 9.
The singer will join host Stephen Colbert on the program to promote his new album, "lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar" and his current North American tour.
Plant recorded the project with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Bath, UK.
Read more here.
Aerosmith's Joe Perry Joining Band On The Tonight Show Tonight
(hennemusic) Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has announced that he will be appearing on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, Monday, October 6.
Perry will sit with The Tonight's Show's house band The Roots during the program, as he makes the rounds to promote his memoir, "Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith."
Due October 7, Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he co-founded in 1970. The guitarist will promote "Rocks" with a book signing tour - see dates here.
Rush Launch Grapes Under Pressure Charity Auction
(hennemusic) Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson are offering fans the chance to score rare items with the launch of the Grapes Under Pressure 3 charity auction.
The 10-day auction of rare, vintage and signed (mostly) Rush memorabilia on eBay is part of the pair's Grapes Under Pressure (GUP3) initiative in support of Grapes for Humanity.
Lee and Lifeson have offered up a diverse collection of auction items including some never-before offered gems to help to raise funds to benefit humanitarian causes around the world with the assistance of the international wine community. Read more here.
Brett Michaels Wants Mega Poison Summer Bash
(TeamRock Radio) Poison frontman Brett Michaels says he can't see the band touring next year unless it involves the original lineup. They've been the subject of speculation in recent weeks after Michaels talked up the chances of hitting the road for the first time since 2012 - despite the suggestion that one of the four was making things difficult.
Drummer Rickki Rockett said in February that someone was "making it a problem" but recently revealed: "There are a few things being thrown around by our management for next spring."
Now Michaels tells News 13: "I'm not officially going on record, but rumouring - I'm thinking of reuniting all of the originals. We can't go out without all of the original guys. It's got to be CC, Bobby and myself."
While he's not specific he adds: "I think we're going to have to throw a mega Poison summer bash next year." What did he have to say about a new album? Find out here.
Untimely Demise For Megadeth Star
(TeamRock Radio) Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover will guest on Untimely Demise's upcoming album. His brother Glen, who is also part of Dave Mustaine's lineup, is producing the album for the Canadian thrashers - the follow-up to 2013's Systematic Eradication. And the sticksman has released a clip from the studio.
He tweeted: "Having a blast recording some real thrash metal at Glen Drover recording studio in Southern Ontario for a band called Untimely Demise. These kids totally kick ass."
Meanwhile, guitarist Shawn, who recently recorded Discordia with Queensryche vocalist Todd La Torre, will release a single on Halloween with Untimely Demise frontman Matt Cuthbertson.
He says: "I've decided to stay on this fun and productive path of doing singles for a little while. I'm super excited about this new single called Walls Of Blood with Matt Cuthbertson - he is an awesome singer. I did all the guitars, brought in a session drummer and Matt did all the vocals.
"If you thought the last song was heavy, wait until you hear this one." Check out the video and read more here.
AFI Reveal Side Project Album Details
(TeamRock Radio) AFI men Davey Havok and Jade Puget have announced details of their XTRMST side-project's debut album. It launches on November 18 via Dim Mak Records and to mark the announcement, the band have released a stream of the track Words For The Wanted. Hear it on their official website.
Havok says: "Jade and I have been talking about starting a straight-edge hardcore band for years. We started writing and recording in early 2012 and chose the name XTRMST because it expresses the messages represented on the record. The straight-edge movement is not one of moderations - it's based in undeniable truths."
Puget adds: "These songs are the purest expression of emotion, with no thought towards commerce or accessibility. The album was made with the amount of money you have in your pocket right now."
Read more here.
Peter Gabriel Receives Prog God Award
(TeamRock Radio) Comedian Bill Bailey presented music legend Peter Gabriel with Prog God Award at Prog Awards 2014. Gabriel is a multi-million selling musician and one of the most innovative and inspirational people in rock and prog alike.
He is a double inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, both as a member of Genesis in 2010 and again as a solo artist this year. He is co-founder of world music festival WOMAD, the founder of Real World Studios, and a renowned Human Rights activist. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of his seminal album So, he has been playing shows throughout Europe, with more dates added for later this year. And so, it is with great joy and respect that we presented him with the top award of the night, the Prog God.
The award was presented to Gabriel by comedian Bill Bailey, who delivered a hilarious speech that had the audience, and Gabriel, in stitches. Mixing humour, good grace and plenty of insight, Bailey's speech was the perfect introduction for the Prog God to accept his award.
Check out video here.
Nightwish Fans To Be Startled With New Album?
(TeamRock Radio) Troy Donockley has predicted some of Tuomas Holopainen's material on the next Nightwish album is going to startle fans. The band are currently at work recording the follow-up to Imaginaerum, their first with Donockley and vocalist Floor Jansen confirmed as full-time members.
In the latest studio update video Donockley says: "Tuomas writes really challenging parts, especially for the pipes. It's always nice to push the boundaries.
"It's progressive in its outlook. It's a lot different to Imaginaerum, although it's still absolutely Nightwish. There's probably some parts that will startle people - but it's not going to be cheesy. It sticks to its roots."
Jansen praises bandleader Holopainen's ability to bring the best out in his colleagues, saying: "He's triggering me to do new things, to find new sounds and borders. Usually it just fits - you can hear it in your head, as he must have when he was writing it. That's what's so great about him - he can do that in his mind."
More including video here.
Napalm Death Frontman Reassures Fans
(TeamRock Radio) Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway says fans who fear they've taken too long over their 16th album have nothing to worry about. They've been working on the follow-up to 2012's Utilitarian for over a year - but he insists there's a good reason for spending the time, and the results will be worth waiting for.
Greenway says: "People might be thinking this all sounds a bit extravagant for grindcore. The full story, though, is that we've been recording in segments to achieve varying types of sonic assault.
"There's a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our strain of music - we think otherwise. So as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album, it's rawer, looser and always dense, nasty and invigorating. It's certainly not more polished."
Read more here.
Nick Cave Adds New Tour Date
(TeamRock Radio) Nick Cave has added a second London date to his 2015 solo UK tour. Cave will be joined on stage by four of the seven members of his band, the Bad Seeds.
Cave comes to the UK in April next year as part of a wider European tour and has confirmed he will play London's Hammersmith Apollo on May 2 as well as the previously announced show at the Royal Albert Hall on May 3.
The Australian will perform in Edinburgh, Gateshead, Nottingham and London before playing shows in Europe and Russia. Check out the tour dates here.
Exodus Star Stepped Into New Role To Complete New Album
(TeamRock Radio) Exodus bassist Jack Gibson says time constraints led to him exercising his studio engineering skills on the band's new album. Gibson had only recorded demos before he got behind the desk for recording sessions on Blood In, Blood Out. But with guitarist Gary Holt called up by Slayer and producer Andy Sneap a victim of his own busy schedule, Gibson took his chance.
He oversaw recording sessions before sending the files to Sneap for final mixing - which Gibson describes as a whole other skill set. In the fourth installment of Exodus' studio update videos, he says: "I just decided to take a class and learn how to do it - learn what all the buttons actually were. Then it came about that with Gary doing the Slayer stuff, our time is a little bit shorter because he's gone a lot of the time.
"We were really getting down to the wire when we were going to need to make this record in this window of time. We were having a bit of trouble getting Andy Sneap who is also busy all the time. So I just stepped up and said, 'I'll do it, we need to get this done.' We were gonna track it and send it to Andy and he'd mix it. A lot of bands do that."
More including the full studio update video here.
John Mellencamp Meets Doctor That Saved His Life
(hennemusic) John Mellencamp recently met the doctor who saved his life more than 60 years ago. Born with spina bifida, a birth defect that causes an opening of the spinal column that can sometimes allow the spinal cord to grow or extend outside of the body, Mellencamp received a pioneering operation at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in an attempt to correct the issue.
Last month, after more than 60 years, the singer finally met the doctor who saved him, reports CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason. "I didn't even know I had the operation until some kid, I was about nine or 10, said 'what's that big scar on the back of your neck?' and I went home and asked my parents," said Mellencamp. "They said, 'oh, don't worry about it. You had an operation."
Last month, Mellencamp met Dr. Robert Heimburger, now 97, the neurosurgeon who performed the life-saving operation in 1951. "He remembered it 'cause it was the first one they'd ever done," Mellencamp said.
In 1951, the singer was one of three babies at Riley with spina bifida. "They did three operations," he recalled. "One died on the table. Another girl lived, I think, 'til she was 14, and then she died. And then me." Dr. Heimburger's highly risky procedure took 18 hours.
Mellencamp and the doctor who saved him 62 years ago sat together for about an hour last month. Check out video here.
Ozzy Osbourne TV Network Special Preview
(hennemusic) VH1 Classic are previewing "Night Of The Ozz", an evening of programming featuring Ozzy Osbourne. On Saturday, October 11, the US music network will broadcast 5 hours of Ozzy material.
At 8 PM ET, VH1 Classic will run the "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" documentary produced by his son, Jack; the Black Sabbath "Live..."Gathered in Their Masses" concert DVD at 10 PM ET, followed by an hour of classic Ozzy videos at midnight.
The network event is scheduled to promote Ozzy's career-spanning "Memoirs Of A Madman" collections, due on October 14. The "Memoirs Of A Madman" CD features 17 of Ozzy's greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time, and will be available in a single CD, 2-LP set and 2-LP picture disc set configurations.
The "Memoirs Of A Madman" DVD is a definitive visual two-disc DVD set which includes classic music videos, along with unreleased and out-of-print live performances, plus interviews from his solo career.
Check out the video promo for Night Of The Ozz here.
Guns N' Roses Preview DVD Release
(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses have issued a video preview for the international release of "Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live From The Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas."
Available internationally on DVD and Blu-ray on November 3, the package features the band filmed in concert on November 21, 2012 during their first residency in Las Vegas.
The Blu-ray includes the complete concert film in both 3D and 2D plus an interactive 3D photo gallery, and the standard DVD presents the 2D version of the film.
Both releases are mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and feature bonus interviews with the band. "Appetite For Democracy 3D" was initially released in North America on July 1. Watch the video here.
Pixies' Signature Sound Inspired By Star Wars
(TeamRock Radio) Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago says the band's signature loud/quiet/loud sound was inspired by Beethoven and the Star Wars theme tune. The Boston rock icons are often credited with creating the dynamic sound that inspired Nirvana and countless other acts.
But Santiago says they didn't invent it - they simply adapted it from other sources. He tells Skindie: "I don't know, that thing... we took it from Beethoven. And the Star Wars theme. That's loud/quiet/loud right there."
Drummer Dave Lovering adds that he only realised how much of an influence Pixies wielded when they reformed in 2004 after a 10-year hiatus.
He says: "At Coachella in 2004 that was the first time the realisation for me, when we went out and played there was a sea of kids who weren't even born when we were a band. And yet they would sing along to every word. It was quite a surreal experience.
Stream the full interview here.
Whitesnake Preview Anniversary DVD
(hennemusic) Whitesnake have issued a video preview of "Live In '84 - Back To The Bone", a collection of material from the period set to be released on November 11 in North America (Nov 7 in Europe).
Available on DVD and Deluxe CD/DVD packages, the project is being issued in sync with the 30th Anniversary of Whitesnake's multi-platinum "Slide It In" album.
"Live In '84" has been culled from audio and video recordings and unheard demos from the private collection of Whitesnake leader and vocalist David Coverdale. The set presents an ultra-rare collection of material performed by the band's acclaimed 83-84 line-ups.
Featured on the record are drummer Cozy Powell (Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath), bassist Neil Murray and guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of musicians after his work on the band's 1987 self-titled album.
Bonus content includes legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with Whitesnake. Watch the preview here.
Phil Anselmo Talks Jazz and Funk Influence On NOLA Metal Scene
(TeamRock Radio) Phil Anselmo has hailed the jazz and funk influence on New Orleans metal bands in the latest episode of a series exploring the area's heavy music scene. NOLA: Life, Death & Heavy Blues From The Bayou is a seven-part series looking at the history of Pantera, Corrosion Of Conformity, Down, Goatwhore, Acid Bath and others as they cemented a heavy metal genre from the culture of New Orleans.
In episode four, the Down and former Pantera frontman hails New Orleans drummers and the way they embrace jazz and funk influences of bands like The Meters.
Anslemo says: "I think that there's a certain groove here. Homegrown drummers specifically have that behind the beat feel. Like The Meters, the funky, funky Meters. If you look at the funk and groove within that genre, if you pull it off in heavy metal - boom, it's super effective. It's showstopper, it's badass."
Read more and watch the episode here.
Sanctuary Release Frozen Video
(TeamRock Radio) Sanctuary have released a video for their track Frozen. The song is taken from the Seattle band's upcoming album The Year The Sun Died, released this week via Century Media.
It's their first album since 1990's Into The Mirror Black. They previously released a lyric video for at the track Exitium (Anthem Of The Living) and made album opener Arise And Purify available to stream.
Guitarist Lenny Rutledge says: "This video shoot was a blast. The location was an abandoned coal mine processing plant near Essen, Germany. "You can see many bizarre birdcage-size baskets hanging from the ceiling. There were thousands of them. We were told they were some type of 'laundry management devices'. They appear as something much more creepy and ominous in my opinion. Almost as if they were some sort of medieval torture devices. The entire building seemed to have a very haunting vibe."
Watch the video here.
Rolling Stones Release Video Promo For Upcoming 14 On Fire Show
(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones have released a new promotional video to promote their return to New Zealand as part of the 14 On Fire tour next month that will also hit Australia.
The band will perform at Auckland's Mt. Smart Stadium on November 22 with special guest Hunters & Collectors; the concert follows 8 dates in Australia that begin October 25 at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
The fall shows were rescheduled from this spast spring following the sudden passing of Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend, L'Wren Scott. Check out the promo video here.
Billy Idol Guests On CBS Sunday Morning
(hennemusic) Billy Idol was a featured guest on CBS Sunday Morning over the weekend as he promotes his self-written memoir, "Dancing With Myself" and fans can watch the appearance online.
Due October 7, the autobiography delivers a brutally honest account of Idol's journey to fame - from his early days as frontman of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to his international solo career.
"It's taking the best of punk rock, the best of rock 'n' roll -- you're taking the best of everything and somehow cross-pollinating it," Idol tells CBS Sunday Morning about his sound. "So you have a bastard child, really, and the bastard child is my music."
Idol will appear on a book-signing tour to launch the project; he will host in-store autograph sessions in New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles and Tempe, Arizona in the first week of the book's release.
Two weeks after the book's release, Idol will issue his first new album in almost a decade, "Kings & Queens Of The Underground." Watch the CBS appearance here.
Slash Rocks Australia's National Rugby League Grand Final
(hennemusic) Slash performed at the Grand Final of Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) in Sydney on Sunday, and video from the event is available for fans to view online.
In front of 80,000 fans at ANZ Stadium, the guitarist played "Bent To Fly" from his newly-released album, "World On Fire", before teasing parts of the Guns N' Roses classic, "Sweet Child O' Mine."
Slash recently landed a US Top 10 debut with "World On Fire." The project entered the Billboard 200 at No. 10 last month with opening week sales of 29,000 copies.
Watch the video here.
Hurtsmile Reveal Another New Song
(TeamRock Radio) Hurtsmile have made a track from their upcoming second album available to stream. Hello I Must Be Going is taken from the album Retrogrenade, due out this week on Slipkid Records.
The band is led by Extreme and former Van Halen frontman Gary Cherone and his brother Mark. Gary Cherone says: "The strength of this record is that all the members of the band contributed to the songwriting process which resulted in a wonderfully creative diversity.
"This second effort has been a natural progression and we've yet to repeat ourselves musically." Joe Pessia and Dana Spellman are the other members of Hurtsmile, who released their self-titled debut album in 2011.
Check out the song here.
Heart In Hand Reveal Poison Pen Letters
(TeamRock Radio) Heart In Hand have issued a lyric video for Poison Pen Letters as a preview to their forthcoming album A Beautiful White. The album launches on November 3 via SOAR/Century Media Records. It's the UK melodic hardcore band's third full-length studio outing and the follow-up to 2013's Almost There.
Singer Charlie Holmes says: "Poison Pen Letters is a song about overcoming bad things in life - coming out on top and proving to yourself you can achieve anything you want."
Heart In Hand join The Amity Affliction for a European tour that take in five UK dates in November. Check out those tour dates and watch the new lyric video here.
Singled Out: Yumi And The System's Day Of The Tiger
Today Amy Wright from Yumi And The System tells us about the song "Day Of The Tiger" from their brand new album, "Wonders Of Origin", which was largely produced by Lincoln Parish of Cage The Elephant. Here is the story:
We are very excited about our single "Day Of The Tiger" that was co-written between myself, Amy Wright, and guitarist Ben Wright. Even though we've had our band name chosen for a few years, there wasn't an album or honed in sound til this year. Much credit is given to our producer Lincoln Parish (Cage The Elephant) for helping us to get our wheels on.
In writing this particular song, there is a level of spitfire and classic romantic pursuit. The names of our songs are usually chosen out of thin air before we develop any concept for it. Part of the title came from years of wanting a tiger tattoo. Still haven't completed that goal.
During the recording process, I found myself spinning a good amount of vinyl at home for inspiration. There's something classic and treasured with the sound of a record player. Nancy Sinatra was a bit of influence of this particular song. On the opposite spectrum, The Black Angels got their vinyl time in my living room also.
To give another interpretation of this song in more of a visual format, please check out our music video of Day Of The Tiger directed by Seth Graves.
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