BLACK COFFEE Announce Go Fund Me to Finance New Record & Facilitate Future Touring

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Columbus, OH based Rock Band BLACK COFFEE has announced a GO FUND ME campaign to help fund their upcoming new album. Funds will also go towards renovating an old school bus for future touring.

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“We need your help to convert our school bus into a tour bus so we can play shows worldwide and so we can work on our studio album with some of the top producers in the world who have worked with everyone from AEROSMITH, AC/DC, GUNS N’ ROSES, FLEETWOOD MAC, METALLICA, BLACK SABBATH, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, and SOUNDGARDEN to ADELE, ARIANA GRANDE, KATY PERRY, and PHARRELL.” – Black Coffee

Click to Donate to Black Coffee’s Go Fund Me Page

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Track List:
1. Creamer
2. I Barely Know Her
3. Hurricane
4. Monica
5. Born to Lie
6. The Traveler
7. Psychedelic Red
8. Fade
9. Away

Click HERE to Download ‘Take One’!

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Black Coffee formed in late 2017 and consists of drummer Tommy McCullough, singer Ehab Omran, guitarist Justin Young, and bassist Nick Fratianne.

With the release of Black Coffee’s first demo, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, style, confidence and work ethic to drive this band’s success. Take One and the original single, “I Barely Know Her,” is available on all streaming services, and its accompanying video which debuted Friday, April 20th.

Fans can expect a diverse selection of original music. From the raw and dominant 1st single to the blistering, “Hurricane,” and funky, “Monica,” . . . along with otherworldly, “The Traveler,” and drive-with-the-top-down classic,“Born To Lie,” Take One proves to be one of the most exciting musical debut’s in modern history.

Black Coffee combines superb musicianship with a high-energy performance. Dedicated to re-inventing modern rock music, Black Coffee parts the proverbial sea for the next generation of artists.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Get The Funk Out of Pittsburgh

For some, it is hard to be a champion of The Red Hot Chili Peppers these days.  Long gone are the under-dog years when their biggest fan was George Clinton.  Long gone are a slew of guitar players.  And probably, most importantly, long gone is John Frusciante. Frusciante, although in and out of the band twice, was some sort of lifeblood for the Chili’s.  Although it really is Keidis’ and Flea’s band, it was John who brought them into stardom through vehicles such as Blood Sugar Sex magic, Californication, and Stadium Arcadium.

So how does a Pepper fan move on?  Well, the “new kid” Josh Klinghoffer is one hell of a guitar player.  He fits much better than Dave Navarro ever did but has not proven himself as of yet to the fan base.  In other words, it’s a tough gig.  But RHCP is still relevant and still entertaining.  They put on one hell of a show and rock with the best of them.  But, like all things in us older folk, it’s just not what it was.

Jump back to 1991 at Duquesne U. when the lineup was a barely known Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and RHCP on the Blood Sugar Sex magic Tour.  Just by the sound of it, that show was hard to top, and by all means, it will remain as such.   This writer has seen RHCP at least seven times and can tear apart the good and bad of each show, except that one.  So, the question remains, do you compare?  Well, no, not if you are looking for a good time.  RHCP has evolved for better or worse.  Anthony actually has a better voice, Flea is still one of the best bass players around, period. Chad Smith is an awesome drummer. And Klinghoffer is a great funk guitar player.  They may be a bit more rough around the edges, but they deserve respect and command it live, they are incredibly tight.

Highlights of the show included a “Let’s go Pens chant” joined in by Smith, “Snow”, “Californication”, and “Otherside”.  But for this multi Chili viewer, the most fun was when the band played The Stooges “I Wanna Be Your Dog” as an intro to “Right On Time” and introducing the 70’s hit “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) as a ‘Joy Division tune’, but we like the ‘Motorhead version better’.  Obviously, someone went to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and we were all better off for it.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Kick Off 2017 North American Tour /Pittsburgh date May 11

Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers kick off their 2017 North American tour tonight at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.  The 51-city trek in support of their latest album, The Getaway, which was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2016, includes sold out three-night stands at Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Staples Center in Los Angeles. See below for a complete list of dates of click HERE.
 
The Getaway debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in June. The Getaway marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
The album was praised by Rolling Stone: “top-shelf modern-rock splendor”, People: “their best album in ages”, USA Today: “…proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound”, and many more.
Watch the video for the band’s “Dark Necessities,” HERE and “Go Robot” HERE.
5-Jan
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
SOLD OUT
7-Jan
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
SOLD OUT
8-Jan
Dallas, TX
SOLD OUT
10-Jan
Smoothie King Center
12-Jan
Memphis, TN
Fed Ex Forum
14-Jan
Tulsa, OK
15-Jan
Wichita, KS
In Trust Arena
18-Jan
Scottrade Center
20-Jan
Lincoln, NE
Pinnacle Bank Arena
21-Jan
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
SOLD OUT
2-Feb
Detroit, MI
Joe Louis Arena
SOLD OUT
4-Feb
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Center
SOLD OUT
7-Feb
Boston, MA
TD Garden
SOLD OUT
8-Feb
Boston, MA
TD Garden
SOLD OUT
10-Feb
Buffalo, NY
First Niagara Center
SOLD OUT
12-Feb
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Arena
SOLD OUT
13-Feb
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Arena
15-Feb
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
SOLD OUT
17-Feb
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
SOLD OUT
18-Feb
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
SOLD OUT
2-Mar
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
SOLD OUT
4-Mar
Glendale, AZ
Gila River Arena
SOLD OUT
5-Mar
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center
SOLD OUT
7-Mar
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
SOLD OUT
8-Mar
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
SOLD OUT
10-Mar
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
SOLD OUT
12-Mar
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena
SOLD OUT
15-Mar
Portland, OR
Rose Quarter – Moda Center
17-Mar
Seattle, WA
Key Arena
SOLD OUT
18-Mar
Vancouver, BC
Rogers Arena
SOLD OUT
12-Apr
Washington, DC
Verizon Center
14-Apr
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena
15-Apr
Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena
17-Apr
Charlotte, NC
Spectrum Center
19-Apr
Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena
22-Apr
Little Rock, AR
Verizon Arena
24-Apr
Jacksonville, FL
Veterans Memorial Arena
26-Apr
Orlando, FL
Amway Center
27-Apr
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
29-Apr
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena
SOLD OUT
11-May
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Arena
13-May
Cleveland, OH
Quicken Loans
14-May
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center-
16-May
Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center
18-May
Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
19-May
Cincinnati, OH
US Bank Arena
21-May
Kansas City
Sprint Center
23-May
Des Moines, IA
Wells Fargo Arena
26-May
Winnipeg, MB
MTS Centre
SOLD OUT
28-May
Edmonton, AB
Rogers Place
SOLD OUT
29-May
Calgary, AB
Scotiabank Saddledome
SOLD OUT
18-Jun
Quebec, QC
Vidéotron
20-Jun
Montreal , QC
Bell Centre
22-Jun
Hamilton, ON
FirstOntario Centre
SOLD OUT
23-Jun
Ottawa, ON
Canadian Tire Centre
25-Jun
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena
30-Jun
Chicago, IL
United Center
SOLD OUT
1-July
Chicago, IL
United Center
 

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About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last studio album, The Getaway, was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2016.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce 2017 North American Tour In Support Of Latest Album, The Getaway

TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEKEND 
September 19th, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA)Red Hot Chili Peppers announce the first three legs of their 2017 North American Tour today. The band is touring in support of its 11th studio album, the worldwide No. 1 The Getaway.
The Getaway Tour kicks off January 5th, 2017, in San Antonio, TX, and will crisscross its way across North America. Please see below for all confirmed dates. More dates will be announced soon. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will provide support for all dates. In addition, Jack Irons will join the tour for the January dates.  Every ticket purchased includes a choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of The Getaway.
A fan club ticket pre-sale launches this Wednesday, September 21st at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th.
The Getaway debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in June. The Getaway marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
The album was praised by Rolling Stone: “top-shelf modern-rock splendor”, People: “their best album in ages”, USA Today: “…proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound”, and many more.
Watch the video for the band’s “Dark Necessities,”HERE and “Go Robot” HERE.
Additional live dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
01/05
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
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01/07
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
*^
01/08
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Arena
*^
01/10
Smoothie King Center
*^
01/12
Memphis, TN
Fed Ex Forum
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01/14
Tulsa, OK
*^
01/15
In Trust Arena
*^
01/18
Scottrade Center
*^
01/20
Lincoln, NE
Pinnacle Bank Arena
*^
01/21
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
*^
02/02
Detroit, MI
Joe Louis Arena
*
02/04
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Center
*
02/07
Boston, MA
TD Garden
*
02/10
Buffalo, NY
First Niagara Center
*
02/12
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Arena
*
02/15
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
*
03/02
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
*
03/04
Glendale, AZ
Gila River Arena
*
03/05
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center
*
03/07
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
*
03/12
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena
*
03/15
Portland, OR
Moda Center at Rose Quarter
*
03/17
Seattle, WA
Key Arena
*
03/18
Vancouver, BC
Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
*
*Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue support
^Jack Irons support

Credit: Steve Keros
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About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last studio album, The Getaway, was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2016.

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Welcome Rams Home To Los Angeles

Pregame Performance at LA Memorial Coliseum Leads into Rams-Seahawks on Sunday, September 18
 
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 – 

Los Angeles’ own RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will help kick off the Rams’ inaugural season back home in Southern California with a performance prior to the historic home opener at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, September 18.  The pregame performance leads into the Rams hosting the Seattle Seahawks during the first NFL game in Los Angeles in 22 years (FOX 11/KTTV, 1:05 PM PT).
“Since I was a little boy, I’ve taken joy in the beauty of the Rams.  When I moved to Los Angeles in 1972, I was getting uprooted from my home and I thought, ‘Well, where I’m going they’ve got the Rams. It’s going to be all right,'” said Flea.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new album The Getaway debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in June. The Getaway marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
The album was praised by Rolling Stone: “top-shelf modern-rock splendor”, People: “their best album in ages”, USA Today: “…proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound”, and many more.
Gates to the Coliseum open at 11:00 AM PT and fans should be in their seats 30-minutes prior to kickoff to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers performance.  Important information for those attending the game about security, parking and transportation can be found at http://www.therams.com/gameday.
Fans should be prepared for enhanced security elements at the Coliseum.  Metal detectors have been installed at all gates and guests will be required to walk through them before entering the stadium.  In addition, the Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for all games at the Coliseum this year. The Rams strongly encourage fans to not bring any type of bags, but http://www.NFL.com/allclearoutlines what bags are permissible and what items are prohibited.
 

Credit: Steve Keros
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About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last studio album, The Getaway, was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2011.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ New Music For “Go Robot” Premieres Exclusively On The Band’s Facebook Page

September 8th, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers premiere the music video for their new single Go Robotexclusively on the band’s Facebook Page. The track appears on the band’s worldwide No. 1 albumThe Getaway, which was released in June.

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Shot over two days in Brooklyn, NY, the video for the disco-flavored “Go Robot” was directed byThoranna Sigurdardottir (Zelos, Noah). It was inspired by and recreates classic scenes fromSaturday Night Fever and features the exact same locations used in the film. Dancer and performerStephanie Crousillat (Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More) makes a cameo.
The Getaway, which was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release. It marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The Getaway debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany.
 

photo: Steve Keros
About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”  The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last studio album, I’m With You, was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011.

CRX, New Band Founded By The Strokes’ Nick Valensi, Makes Debut Album Produced By Josh Homme

On October 28, Columbia Records will release New Skin, the debut album from the new Los Angeles-based band CRX, which is fronted by Nick Valensi, guitarist for The Strokes. New Skin was produced by Queens of the Stone Age‘s Joshua Homme, who recently produced Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression, and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Johnny Cash, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele).
 
CRX will preview songs from New Skin at a special headline show at the historic Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA on Saturday, September 17. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 2, at1:00 PM PDT here. The band will also headline Schubas in Chicago on September 19 and supportBeck on several upcoming dates.  Visit http://www.crxmusic.com for further details.
 
The band, which has only played a handful of shows thus far, has been praised by Stereogum for its”muscular and melodic form of garage-rock.” CRX is: Richie James Follin (Guards and Willowz -keyboards), Ralph Alexander (drums), Jon Safley (bass), Nick Valensi (lead vocals, guitar) and Darian Zahedi (guitar).
CRX – Upcoming Tour Dates
9/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour (headline show)
9/19 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas (headline show)
9/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live (supporting Beck)
9/22 – Bloomington, IN @ IU Pavilion (supporting Beck)
9/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House (supporting Beck)

Michael Kelly Guitars Announces Crowd-sourced Product Development For New Electric Bass Guitars

The development of new products is typically done in the strictest secrecy within guitar companies. Breaking with the old guitar industry standard of springing new products on players at the time of launch, Michael Kelly Guitars is crowd-sourcing the development of a new collection of electric bass guitar models. Confident in allowing players to define the new product and guide the development, the guitar maker is throwing the curtain wide open.

Starting Aug. 22, Michael Kelly Guitars will begin sharing design ideas with the public for their next generation of bass guitars. At least once a week, they will post different insights and samples on the special Player’s Voice section of the MK website as well as on their social media accounts, asking for community insights and opinions. This new and engaging content will further open the dialogue between the company and bass players.

“We are inviting players to join a community that will guide the development of several new Michael Kelly products,” explains company founder Tracy Hoeft. He continues, “This group will nurture these products from the initial basic product concept to a completed collection of products.”

Through videos, photos, and shared data, players will be able to differentiate how certain elements of the instruments will look and sound compared to others. This conversation will continue through November. The resulting products will be introduced at the 2017 National Association of Music Merchants Show in Anaheim, California,January 19-22.

Considering that so many of their customers share the passion for excellence, this team effort has unlimited potential. To access the special site and join this community visitMKPlayersVoice.com.

About Michael Kelly Guitar Co.

Founded in 1999, Michael Kelly Guitars is an American guitar, bass, and mandolin company that imports quality instruments manufactured to their specifications. “Built on Sound,” the company has earned a reputation for excellent aesthetics, value, and overall performance. For more information, visit www.MichaelKellyGuitars.com  or call(727) 793-9059.

LA supergroup Kimono Kult share new song with Performer Magazine

Stream “La Canción De Alejandra” at Performer Magazine or on Soundcloud

he hazy horizon of Los Angeles. Since it proves perpetually unpredictable, it is not odd when one finds their co-conspirators in disparate locales, often smoothing out the vague and jagged status quos that are only a figment of our own minds anyway. Enter Kimono Kult, who’s initiates include current and ex- members of Mars VoltaRed Hot Chili PeppersBosnian RainbowsSwahili BlondeLe ButcherettesDante Vs. Zombies, and Raw Geronimo – all who are adamant that this is not some “all-star” vanity project. In fact, one cannot even SEE Kimono Kult – one can only HEAR Kimono Kult (in theory with the true definition of OCCULT as “something hidden”).

A new project recorded, produced and shot-called by Neurotic Yell CEO and Swahili Blonde mastermind Nicole Turley, Kimono Kult synthesizes all the signature styles and influences from a cream of crop wrecking crew she has at her immediate grasp. Vocally fronted by the untamable Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows) their debut EP Hiding In The Light are four songs of electro/dub/afro-beat/avant-freak/jazz-like conversations of instrumental ecstasy.

Opening the record, you hear Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta, Bosnian Rainbows) backwards string-arrangement on “Todo Menos el Dolor” (Everything, Anything But The Pain), initially reminiscent of Scott Walker’s “It’s Raining Today” before the drum machines anchor it into more modern territory. Teri’s shrill vocals plead with hybrid emotion as they tip-toe through the minimalist abstraction, while hallucinatory synths help narrate the tapestry. “Las Esposas” (The Wives) begins with a mysterious spoken-word intro, referencing a taunting, dusty 16mm film that may hold such Jodorowskian phantasmagoria, beckoning the character like an estranged lover as Omar’s slithering guitar line interlaces science-fiction beeps/bloops over Nicole’s pounding electro-rhythm. “La Vida Es Una Caja Hermosa” (Life Is A Beautiful Box) sees some fractured, sour synths filling voids between a post-punk dub foundation, while guitar interplay between Dante White (Dante Vs. Zombies, Starlite Desperation) and John Frusciante help build a mountain of subtle sonic thunder before it all dissolves gingerly into unanticipated silence. The EP ends with it’s catchiest accessible track “La Cancion de Alexandra” (Song Of Alexandra), an anthemic procession of self-realization where devotion and sacrifice hold hands. Some playfully sophisticated strings from Laena Geronimo (Raw Geronimo) push and pull with dueling trumpet lines to the forefront of this defiant, re-imagined march, Terri Gender Bender taking the role of the writhing Pied Piper as the credits begin to roll of this brief but incredibly resonant recording.

Kimono Kult is…

Nicole Turley(Swahili Blonde, VAGENDA, WEAVE!)

Teri Gender Bender(Bosnian Rainbows, Le Butcherettes)

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Bosnian Rainbows, Mars Volta, At The Drive-In, De Facto)

John Frusciante(Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Knights, Speed Dealer Moms, Swahili Blonde)

Dante White (Detroit Cobras, Starlite Desperation, Dante Vs Zombies, Swahili Blonde)

Laena Geronimo(The Like, Dante Vs Zombies, Raw Geronimo, Swahili Blonde)

J. Roddy Walston & The Business Collaborate on “Boys Can Never Tell” with Shovels & Rope

Watch J. Roddy Walston & The Business Collaborate on “Boys Can Never Tell” with Shovels & Rope

To appear on Conan February 4th 

Performing Intimate Set at New York’s B.B. Kings on 1/31 + pre-Super Bowl show with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Barclays Center on 2/1

“When front man [J. Roddy] Walston kicks out his piano bench, it’s a reminder of the beautiful recklessness of rock and roll.” – Examiner

Kicking back in the Charleston, South Carolina backyard of Shovels & Rope’s Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, J. Roddy, Trent and Hearst collaborated on a cozy recreation of “Boys Can Never Tell”, a track from J. Roddy Walston & The Business’s latest albumEssential Tremors.

“I thought I understood the song that I had written, but watching them twist and turn and bend it to their will made me question if I even understood English,” Rod said. Watch the video footage of the collaboration via Rolling Stone HERE.

Well known for their electric live performances, J. Roddy Walston & The Business have two exciting New York shows taking place this weekend, starting with an intimate performance at B.B. King’s on Friday, January 31st which will be followed by a set at ‘Big Hello To Brooklyn’ the pre-Super Bowl show at the Barclay’s Center on Saturday, February 1st with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The band also recently announced an upcoming tour with Cage the Elephant and Foals that is set to begin April 21st; check out those dates below.

Tour Dates

1/31 – New York, NY – B.B. Kings Bar & Grill
2/1 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
2/23 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
2/24 – Bristol, UK – Louisiana
2/25 – London, UK – The Borderline
2/26 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day Café

3/6 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover
3/8 – 3/9 – Gasparilla Music Festival – Tampa, FL
4/11 – 4/13 Indio, CA – Coachella, Weekend 1
4/18 – 4/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella, Weekend 2
4/21 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theater%
4/22 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater%
4/24 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit%
4/25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues%
5/2 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*%
5/4 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre*%
5/6 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*%
5/10 – Richmond, VA – The National*%
5/13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus*%
5/14 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom*%
5/15 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center*%
5/17 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*%
5/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*%
5/20 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*%
6/5 – 6/8 – Wakarusa Music Festival – Ozark, AR

% with Cage the Elephant
* with Foals

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Rolling Stone debuts first Kimono Kult single

Introducing: Kimono Kult

New recording project feat. members of Bosnian Rainbows, Le Butcherettes, Swahili Blonde, and more!

 Stream first single “Todos Menos el Dolor” exclusively at Rolling Stone

The hazy horizon of Los Angeles. Since it proves perpetually unpredictable, it is not odd when one finds their co-conspirators in disparate locales, often smoothing out the vague and jagged status quos that are only a figment of our own minds anyway. EnterKimono Kult, who’s initiates include current and ex- members of Mars VoltaRed Hot Chili PeppersBosnian RainbowsSwahili BlondeLe ButcherettesDante Vs. Zombies, and Raw Geronimo – all who are adamant that this is not some “all-star” vanity project. In fact, one cannot even SEE Kimono Kult – one can only HEAR Kimono Kult (in theory with the true definition of OCCULT as “something hidden”).

A new project recorded, produced and shot-called by Neurotic Yell CEO and Swahili Blonde mastermind Nicole Turley, Kimono Kult synthesizes all the signature styles and influences from a cream of crop wrecking crew she has at her immediate grasp. Vocally fronted by the untamable Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows) their debut EP Hiding In The Light are four songs of electro/dub/afro-beat/avant-freak/jazz-like conversations of instrumental ecstasy.

Opening the record, you hear Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta, Bosnian Rainbows) backwards string-arrangement on “Todo Memos el Dolor” (“Everything, Anything But The Pain”), initially reminiscent of Scott Walker’s “It’s Raining Today” before the drum machines anchor it into more modern territory. Teri’s shrill vocals plead with hybrid emotion as they tip-toe through the minimalist abstraction, while hallucinatory synths help narrate the tapestry.

“Las Esposas” (The Wives) begins with a mysterious spoken-word intro, referencing a taunting, dusty 16mm film that may hold such Jodorowskian phantasmagoria, beckoning the character like an estranged lover as Omar’s slithering guitar line interlaces science-fiction beeps/bloops over Nicole’s pounding electro-rhythm.

“La Vida Es Una Caja Hermosa” (Life Is A Beautiful Box) sees some fractured, sour synths filling voids between a post-punk dub foundation, while guitar interplay between Dante White (Dante Vs. Zombies, Starlite Desperation) and John Frusciante help build a mountain of subtle sonic thunder before it all dissolves gingerly into unanticipated silence.

The EP ends with it’s catchiest accessible track “La Cancion de Alexandra” (Song Of Alexandra), an anthemic procession of self-realization where devotion and sacrifice hold hands. Some playfully sophisticated strings from Laena Geronimo (Raw Geronimo) push and pull with dueling trumpet lines to the forefront of this defiant, re-imagined march, Terri Gender Bender taking the role of the writhing Pied Piper as the credits begin to roll of this brief but incredibly resonant recording.

RECORD STORE DAY’S “BLACK FRIDAY” CELEBRATION IS THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

WARNER BROS. RECORDS AND AFFILIATED LABELS FEATURE SPECIAL VINYL PACKAGES  FROM RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS,

THE FLAMING LIPS, TEGAN AND SARA, FOALS,DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.,

ATLAS GENIUS AND MORE

 

GO TO WWW.RECORDSTOREDAY.COM STARTING TODAY TO HEAR TRACKS

November 25, 2013 – (Burbank, CA.) – This year’s Black Friday annual event is upon us! This coming Friday, Nov 29th, is the day to support independent record stores and celebrate your love of vinyl by actually going into your favorite temple of vinyl worship and participating in everyone’s favorite new Holiday presented by Record Store Day.

 

As previously announced, Warner Bros. Records has announced a series of vinyl albums, singles and various artifacts that have been created exclusively for this event. Beginnings today, go towww.recordstoreday.com to hear exclusive track premiers:

 

Mon, Nov 25 – SKATERS – “Stood Up.”

Tues, Nov 26 – NONONO– “Pumpin Blood (CSS Remix)”

Wed, Nov 27 – THE FLAMING LIPS – “Assassin Beetle – The Dream Is Ending”

 

Warner Bros. Records – a proud official sponsor of Record Store Day – will make available the following special releases:

 

Atlas Genius“So Electric: When It Was Now (The Remixes)” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 3,000 copies

The “So Electric” remixes from the Aussie rock band’s 2013 album When It Was Now, featuring the Black Friday exclusive track “Electric (Vertigo Remix).” Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

 

Tracklisting: Trojans (Lenno Remix) / If So (Magic Man Remix) / Back Seat (Goldroom Remix) / Centred On You (St. Lucia Remix) / If So (TheFatRat Remix) / Symptoms (Pierce Fulton Remix) / Trojans (Xaphoon Jones Remix) / Electric (Vertigo Remix).

 

Bad Things: “Anybody” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 7″ – Limited to 3,000 copies

The first single off Bad Things self-titled debut album. Guided by producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Saves the Day), the Los Angeles five-piece take the listener on a journey of emotions from insistent yearning, through urgent, punk fury, to bold, New Wave-influenced experimentalism, to heavy, shimmering hard rock and spirit-lifting funk. This 7″ single features “Anybody” on Side A and another album track, “Say It Again,” on Side B, exclusive for Black Friday.

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.“The Speed of Things” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 3,000 copies

The Speed of Things, the Detroit band’s latest full-length album, is being pressed to vinyl for the first time. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

 

Flaming Lips: “Peace Sword” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 5,000 copies / CD EP – Limited to 3,000 copies

The vinyl and CD editions of the band’s upcoming six-song platter featuring new music inspired by the upcoming feature film Ender’s Game and released with exclusive artwork. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Worth noting that track 6, “Assassin Beatle – The Dream Is Ending,” is roughly 10 minutes of mind-melting sonic matter and is exclusive to this vinyl and CD artifact.

 

Tracklisting: Peace Sword (Open Your Heart) / If They Move, Shoot ‘Em / Is The Black At The End Good / Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy / Wolf Children Assassin Beetle – The Dream is Ending

 

Foals: “CCTV Sessions” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 3,000 copies

This exclusive limited edition 12″ features audio from the British band’s video series filmed using CCTV. Tracks include “Milk & Black Spiders,” “Bad Habit,” “Stepson,” “Late Night,” and “Bluebird and Moon.” Engineered, mixed, and filmed at Safehouse Studios by Kit Monteith, Tim Roberts, and Jamie Morris. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

 

NONONO: “Pumpin Blood” CD EP – Limited to 3,000 CD copies

Stina Wappling with production duo Astma & Rocwell formed in Stockholm, Sweden during the spring of 2012.  The three Swedes found instant chemistry, and soon became the trio now known as NONONO, a name which highlights an important philosophy for the band.

Exclusively available for Black Friday this debut EP by NONONO features a never before released remix of “Pumpin Blood” by CSS.

 

Tracklisting: Pumpin Blood / Jungle / Fire Without A flame / Like The Wind / Pumpin Blood (acoustic) / Pumpin; Blood (CSS remix)

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers: “I’m Beside You” – Gatefold pocket jacket, numbered, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 5,000 units

This vinyl double LP features outtakes recorded during sessions for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2011 studio album I’m With You, produced by Rick Rubin. Previously released as a series of nine individual 7″ singles (from August 2012 to July 2013), the 17 tracks are being released together for the first time on limited-edition numbered vinyl. They have been pressed at RTI and mastered for vinyl by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

 

Tracklisting: Strange Man / Long Progression / Magpies on Fire / Victorian Machinery / Never Is A Long Time / Love of Your Life / The Sunset Sleeps / Hometown Gypsy / Pink as Floyd / Your Eyes Girl / In Love Dying / Catch My Death / How It Ends / Brave From Afar / This Is The Kitt / Hanalei / Open-Close

 

SKATERS: “Deadbolt” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 7″ – Limited to 3,000

The first official single from the NYC rock band’s upcoming debut album, due February 25th. This 7″ single features “Deadbolt” on Side A and “Stood Up” on Side B, exclusive to this 7″.

 

Tegan And Sara: “Guilty As Charged/I Run Empty” – Single-pocket jacket,  regular-weight black vinyl 7″ – Limited to 3,000

Guilty As Charged / I Run Empty VINYL EXCLUSIVE only available at Independent Record Stores.

The “Guilty As Charged / I Run Empty” includes one track on each side, “Guilty As Charged” and “I Run Empty” for the first time on vinyl. Both songs were recorded by Mike Elizondo & released digitally as bonus tracks on Tegan and Sara’s 7th studio album, Heartthrob – their highest charting album of their careers.

 

 

For more about Record Store Day, please visit www.recordstoreday.com

 

Warner Bros. Records Announces Special Releases for Black Friday/Record Store Day

VINYL PACKAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, 
THE FLAMING LIPS, TEGAN AND SARA, FOALS, 
DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR., ATLAS GENIUS AND MORE

 

October 24, 2013 – (Burbank, CA.) – Warner Bros. Records has announced that it will make a series of vinyl albums and singles available on “Black Friday”, November 29th.  In the past, Black Friday was an American event created by large corporate retailers as a shopping day that promoted mass-produced items at super-low prices in hopes of driving customers into their stores. RSD’s BlackFriday subverts the model and creates pieces of art in the form of limited special editions, often numbered, from a diverse list of beloved artists. RSD’s version of Black Friday is an excuse to celebrate not only the great music but the pieces themselves and the special independent record stores who exclusively carry them.

Warner Bros. Records – a proud official sponsor of Record Store Day – will make available the following special releases:

 

Atlas Genius:  “So Electric: When It Was Now (The Remixes)”  – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 3,000 copies

The “So Electric” remixes from the Aussie rock band’s 2013 album When It Was Now, featuring the Black Friday exclusive track “Electric (Vertigo Remix).” Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

 

Tracklisting: Trojans (Lenno Remix) / If So (Magic Man Remix) / Back Seat (Goldroom Remix) / Centred On You (St. Lucia Remix) / If So (TheFatRat Remix) / Symptoms (Pierce Fulton Remix) / Trojans (Xaphoon Jones Remix) / Electric (Vertigo Remix).

 

Bad Things: “Anybody” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 7″ – Limited to 3,000 copies 

The first single off Bad Things self-titled debut album. Guided by producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Saves the Day), the Los Angeles five-piece take the listener on a journey of emotions from insistent yearning, through urgent, punk fury, to bold, New Wave-influenced experimentalism, to heavy, shimmering hard rock and spirit-lifting funk. This 7″ single features “Anybody” on Side A and another album track, “Say It Again,” on Side B, exclusive for Black Friday.

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.:  “The Speed of Things”  – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 3,000 copies

The Speed of Things, the Detroit band’s latest full-length album, is being pressed to vinyl for the first time. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

 

Flaming Lips: “Peace Sword” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 5,000 copies / CD EP – Limited to 3,000 copies

The vinyl and CD editions of the band’s upcoming six-song platter featuring new music inspired by the upcoming feature film Ender’s Game and released with exclusive artwork. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Worth noting that track 6, “Assassin Beatle – The Dream Is Ending,” is roughly 10 minutes of mind-melting sonic matter and is exclusive to this vinyl and CD artifact.

 

Tracklisting: Peace Sword (Open Your Heart) / If They Move, Shoot ‘Em / Is The Black At The End Good / Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy / Wolf Children Assassin Beetle – The Dream is Ending

 

Foals: “CCTV Sessions” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 3,000 copies

This exclusive limited edition 12″ features audio from the British band’s video series filmed using CCTV. Tracks include “Milk & Black Spiders,” “Bad Habit,” “Stepson,” “Late Night,” and “Bluebird and Moon.” Engineered, mixed, and filmed at Safehouse Studios by Kit Monteith, Tim Roberts, and Jamie Morris. Includes a digital download card. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

 

NONONO: “Pumpin’ Blood” CD EP  – Limited to 3,000 CD copies

Stina Wappling with production duo Astma & Rocwell formed in Stockholm, Sweden during the spring of 2012.  The three Swedes found instant chemistry, and soon became the trio now known as NONONO, a name which highlights an important philosophy for the band.

Exclusively available for Black Friday this debut EP by NONONO features a never before released remix of “Pumpin Blood” by CSS.

 

Tracklisting: Pumpin’ Blood / Jungle / Fire Without A flame / Like The Wind / Pumpin’ Blood (acoustic) / Pumpin; Blood (CSS remix)

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers: “I’m Beside You” – Gatefold pocket jacket, numbered, regular-weight black vinyl 12″ – Limited to 5,000 units

This vinyl double LP features outtakes recorded during sessions for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2011 studio album I’m With You, produced by Rick Rubin. Previously released as a series of nine individual 7″ singles (from August 2012 to July 2013), the 17 tracks are being released together for the first time on limited-edition numbered vinyl. They have been pressed at RTI and mastered for vinyl by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

 

Tracklisting: Strange Man / Long Progression / Magpies on Fire / Victorian Machinery / Never Is A Long Time / Love of Your Life / The Sunset Sleeps / Hometown Gypsy / Pink as Floyd / Your Eyes Girl / In Love Dying / Catch My Death / How It Ends / Brave From Afar / This Is The Kitt / Hanalei / Open-Close

 

SKATERS: “Deadbolt” – Single-pocket jacket, regular-weight black vinyl 7″ – Limited to 3,000 

The first official single from the NYC rock band’s upcoming debut album, due February 25th.  This 7″ single features “Deadbolt” on Side A and “Stood Up” on Side B, exclusive to this 7″.

 

Tegan And Sara: “Guilty As Charged/I Run Empty” – Single-pocket jacket,  regular-weight black vinyl 7″ – Limited to 3,000

Guilty As Charged/I Run EmptyVINYL EXCLUSIVE only available at Independent Record Stores.

The “Guilty As Charged/I Run Empty” includes one track on each side, “Guilty As Charged” and “I Run Empty” for the first time on vinyl. Both songs were recorded by Mike Elizondo & released digitally as bonus tracks on Tegan and Sara’s 7th studio album, Heartthrob – their highest charting album of their careers.

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For more about Record Store Day, please visit www.recordstoreday.com

Dave Grohl’s Sound City Film Sure to Be Real to Real

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I am so pumped for Dave Grohl’s new documentary about legendary studio Sound City in Van Nuys, CA to be released Feb. 1. The amount of people appearing in the doc is pretty sick (http://buy.soundcitymovie.com/cast) and will have any music buff salivating. Grohl actually purchased the custom Neve 8028 Console from Studio A, in order to install the board at his private recording studio. Just to name some famous moments that came out of Sound City: Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Nirvana’s Nevermind, and Metallica’s Death Magnetic. Tom Petty, Charles Manson (yea- that Charles Manson), Foreigner, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Joe Cocker are some of the other artists who have pumped out legendary tunes there. If the walls could talk!

Here is part of Dave’s message when you purchase the film, “I started this project a little over a year ago with ONE of my good old friends (Jim Rota from the band Fireball Ministry). That’s right….just me, my drinking buddy, and a crazy idea that we should tell the story of a studio we had loved hanging around for years, and our heartbreak to see it close. It soon blossomed into something truly epic! I don’t think either of us ever imagined our little project would become what it is now. Like all the best things in life, it just…….happened.

From day one, it was the most incredible experience of my life. I swear. Sitting down with Neil Young talking about recording guitars, John Fogerty telling me about the day he decided to become a musician, Stevie Nicks telling me the story of how she joined Fleetwood Mac, Trent Reznor schooling me on the world of computers and digital technology, etc etc etc…..can you imagine? All I had to do was listen…I am the luckiest man on earth.

And, being a completely independent film, no one told us how or what to do! Me and my crew of under 20 people did it OUR way. It was like a keg party with a camera. WE got to tell the story of a place we all held so dear. WE wanted to do it justice. And I think we did.

But, SOUND CITY is only part of the story…..

What is it that happens when 4 people turn on, plug in, and really play that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up? What is it about those moments when you hear something and it immediately puts its hooks in you, and you feel…..understood? What is it that will inspire the next generation of kids wanna do what I did when I was a little punk growing up in Springfield, Virginia? That feeling like, “Wait……I can do this too…..”

That’s what I’m talking about. That human connection. That human feel. That human sound…that isn’t perfect…but it’s sooooo good.

I really feel like SOUND CITY is my life’s most important work. I hope you do too.

Psyched that you get to see it! Show it to your friends! Get together, start a band, sound like shit, and change the world. GO!”

Sound City Theatershttp://buy.soundcitymovie.com/theaters
the first round of theaters have been announced…some of these are ONE NIGHT ONLY.

The Soundtrack: SOUND CITY – REAL TO REAL, the album, features Grohl enlisting the musical legends who recorded at Sound City–and then some (hello, Paul McCartney!) to demonstrate the human element of creating and recording music, teaming up to write and record brand new original songs on the spot.

Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa Reaches #1 On iTunes’ World Album Charts

Coldplay, Beyoncé, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Plan B, Bruno Mars, REM and Fleet Foxes are just some of the superstar artists lined-up for this great release.

‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ is the latest project from Artists Project Earth (APE) and features high profile western and African musicians collaborating on exclusive African mixes of contemporary hits. APE travelled to Mali to record African musicians, Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali Farka Touré Band, and Rokia Traoré. Sessions also took place in Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland. Members of Miriam Makeba’s band and Senegalese musicians also added their brilliant musicianship to the collaborative tracks.

‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ is the long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 smash ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba’, its successor ‘Rhythms del Mundo: Classics’ in 2009, and 2011’s ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Revival’, all of which were released in aid of the charity Artists Project Earth (APE).

Formed in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster in 2004, APE was the brainchild of founder Kenny Young and aims to raise awareness and funds for climate change and disaster relief projects.

To date the organization has mobilized some of the worlds biggest artists to help champion their cause and has provided funds to support over 300 projects worldwide, such as:

– Reforestation initiatives in the UK, Africa, Mexico and Brazil

– Wetland conservation in Uganda and orangutan conservation in Sumatra

– No Tar Sands, Anti-Fracking and Biofuelwatch campaigns

– A Special Award for the global Transition Towns movement

– … and in times of need, to help alleviate those suffering from natural disasters.

Funds raised from this campaign will support organisations working throughout Africa to mitigate the impacts of climate change and drought.

Kenny Young, Founder and Trustee of Artists Project Earth said, “Artists Project Earth is funded entirely by sales of Rhythms Del Mundo albums. If you value our work addressing climate change and environmental justice, then please do make a donation to this good cause by purchasing a copy of our new album. Unlike most charitable donations, you get something tangible and enjoyable in return – as well as the knowledge that you are actively supporting some really well-respected organisations and projects. We are known as the ‘Fairy God-Funders’ of the climate change movement – please help us to continue spreading our magic!”

‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ Tracklisting
01. Viva La Vida (Africa Mix) [feat. Coldplay]
02. I Miss You (Africa Mix) [feat. Beyonce]
03. She Said (Africa Mix) [feat. Plan B.]
04. I Need a Dollar (Africa Mix) [feat. Aloe Blacc]
05. Not Afraid (Africa Mix) [feat. Eminem ft TS1]
06. Timshel (Africa Mix) [feat. Mumford & Sons]
07. Is This Love? (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore]
08. Under the Bridge (Africa Mix) [feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers]
09. Mykonos (Africa Mix) [feat. Fleet Foxes]
10. Losing My Religion (Africa Mix) [feat. R.E.M. ft Ali Farka Toure Band]
11. I Am Because (Africa Mix) [feat. Shanade]
12. Grenade (Africa Mix) [feat. Bruno Mars]
13. John and Yoko (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore]

Red Hot Chili Peppers Stream New Single

RHCP are streaming two new tracks, “The Sunset Sleeps” and “Hometown Gypsy,” online via YouTube. Listen below.

The next pair of singles are due on December 4, with another following two weeks later. Two more singles will be released in early 2013.

“Finding songs that seem to want to join hands with others is a special task that require the right people … and the right songs,” said guitarist Josh Klinghoffer of the project. “Some songs seem to have a lot more of an agenda than others. Some songs play well with others and some songs need more attention and a little extra care. Here are some songs that seemed to want to pair up and take a later train. Keep your eye on them, they’re up to something.”

ONE-EYED DOLL Releases Music Video

Power rock duo ONE-EYED DOLL has teamed up with Artix Entertainment’s popular, multi-player online video game AdventureQuest Worldsto premiere the new music video for their song “Committed.” Artix Entertainmentwill make the video available to over 150 million registered users by hosting it in-game, in a virtual insane asylum. The eerie video was directed by Patrick Kendall [Megadeth, Incubus, Theory of a Deadman] and is for the lead song and title-track off of ONE-EYED DOLL’s forthcoming album, COMMITTED.

For ONE-EYED DOLL fans that are not AdventureQuest Worlds players, the music video for “Committed” is being hosted by premier rock outlet Revolver Magazine on their website. Kimberly was recently featured in Revolver Magazine’s “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” Issue, and her complete interview can be read here:http://www.revolvermag.com/news/the-complete-interview-hot-chick-in-hard-rock-kimberly-freeman-of-one-eyed-doll.html

Due out in early 2013, COMMITTED will be the band’s fifth independently released album. Produced by multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning producer Sylvia Massy [Tool, Johnny Cash, Prince, The Red Hot Chili Peppers], COMMITTED offers 11 hard rocking tracks with addictive melodies, soulful, thought-provoking lyrics and perfect harmonies.

In addition to the video premiere, AdventureQuest Worlds will be putting out an album of ONE-EYED DOLL songs on October 31st. Titled SOMETHING ABOUT A DRAGON, the disc will feature songs that have been used in the game, and will be the first time some of the more popular tracks including “You’re A Vampire” and “Battle On,” will be available on CD. The first batch of these CD’s will be available exclusively at HeroMart (www.heromart.com) and at live shows. The download will also be available on ONE-EYED DOLL’s music site,www.music.oneeyeddoll.com.

A true DIY success story, ONE-EYED DOLL has been sweeping the nation since early 2011 with their addictive live show that is being called one of the most captivating and interesting performances of recent times. Adored by fans and press alike, within the past two years, the band has landed direct support slots with Orgy, Mushroomhead, Cold and Peelander Z, and has also toured with Wayne Static/Static X and Otep.

Rhythms Del Mundo Featuring Coldplay Premieres Viva La Vida (Africa Mix)

Click Here To Watch Rhythms Del Mundo ft. Coldplay – Viva La Vida (Africa Mix) On VEVO

Click Here To Pre-Order ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ on iTunes

‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ Tracklisting
01. Viva La Vida (Africa Mix) [feat. Coldplay]
02. I Miss You (Africa Mix) [feat. Beyonce]
03. She Said (Africa Mix) [feat. Plan B.]
04. I Need a Dollar (Africa Mix) [feat. Aloe Blacc]
05. Not Afraid (Africa Mix) [feat. Eminem ft TS1]
06. Timshel (Africa Mix) [feat. Mumford & Sons]
07. Is This Love? (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore]
08. Under the Bridge (Africa Mix) [feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers]
09. Mykonos (Africa Mix) [feat. Fleet Foxes]
10. Losing My Religion (Africa Mix) [feat. R.E.M. ft Ali Farka Toure Band]
11. I Am Because (Africa Mix) [feat. Shanade]
12. Grenade (Africa Mix) [feat. Bruno Mars]
13. John and Yoko (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore]

Coldplay, Beyoncé, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Plan B, Bruno Mars, REM and Fleet Foxes are just some of the superstar artists lined-up for this great release.

‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ is the latest project from Artists Project Earth (APE) and features high profile western and African musicians collaborating on exclusive African mixes of contemporary hits. APE travelled to Mali to record African musicians, Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali Farka Touré Band, and Rokia Traoré. Sessions also took place in Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland. Members of Miriam Makeba’s band and Senegalese musicians also added their brilliant musicianship to the collaborative tracks.

‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ is the long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 smash ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba’, its successor ‘Rhythms del Mundo: Classics’ in 2009, and 2011’s ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Revival’, all of which were released in aid of the charity Artists Project Earth (APE).

Formed in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster in 2004, APE was the brainchild of founder Kenny Young and aims to raise awareness and funds for climate change and disaster relief projects.

To date the organization has mobilized some of the worlds biggest artists to help champion their cause and has provided funds to support over 300 projects worldwide, such as:

– Reforestation initiatives in the UK, Africa, Mexico and Brazil

– Wetland conservation in Uganda and orangutan conservation in Sumatra

– No Tar Sands, Anti-Fracking and Biofuelwatch campaigns

– A Special Award for the global Transition Towns movement

– … and in times of need, to help alleviate those suffering from natural disasters.

Funds raised from this campaign will support organisations working throughout Africa to mitigate the impacts of climate change and drought.

Kenny Young, Founder and Trustee of Artists Project Earth said, “Artists Project Earth is funded entirely by sales of Rhythms Del Mundo albums. If you value our work addressing climate change and environmental justice, then please do make a donation to this good cause by purchasing a copy of our new album. Unlike most charitable donations, you get something tangible and enjoyable in return – as well as the knowledge that you are actively supporting some really well-respected organisations and projects. We are known as the ‘Fairy God-Funders’ of the climate change movement – please help us to continue spreading our magic!”

Charity Album Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa

Coldplay, Beyoncé, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Plan B, Bruno Mars, REM and Fleet Foxes are just some of the superstar artists lined-up for this great release.

‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ is the latest project from Artists Project Earth (APE) and features high profile western and African musicians collaborating on exclusive African mixes of contemporary hits. APE travelled to Mali to record African musicians, Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali Farka Touré Band, and Rokia Traoré. Sessions also took place in Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland. Members of Miriam Makeba’s band and Senegalese musicians also added their brilliant musicianship to the collaborative tracks.

‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ is the long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 smash ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba’, its successor ‘Rhythms del Mundo: Classics’ in 2009, and 2011’s ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Revival’, all of which were released in aid of the charity Artists Project Earth (APE).

Formed in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster in 2004, APE was the brainchild of founder Kenny Young and aims to raise awareness and funds for climate change and disaster relief projects.

To date the organization has mobilized some of the worlds biggest artists to help champion their cause and has provided funds to support over 300 projects worldwide, such as:

– Reforestation initiatives in the UK, Africa, Mexico and Brazil

– Wetland conservation in Uganda and orangutan conservation in Sumatra

– No Tar Sands, Anti-Fracking and Biofuelwatch campaigns

– A Special Award for the global Transition Towns movement

– … and in times of need, to help alleviate those suffering from natural disasters.

Funds raised from this campaign will support organisations working throughout Africa to mitigate the impacts of climate change and drought.

Kenny Young, Founder and Trustee of Artists Project Earth said, “Artists Project Earth is funded entirely by sales of Rhythms Del Mundo albums. If you value our work addressing climate change and environmental justice, then please do make a donation to this good cause by purchasing a copy of our new album. Unlike most charitable donations, you get something tangible and enjoyable in return – as well as the knowledge that you are actively supporting some really well-respected organisations and projects. We are known as the ‘Fairy God-Funders’ of the climate change movement – please help us to continue spreading our magic!”

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‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ Tracklisting

01. Viva La Vida (Africa Mix) [feat. Coldplay]
02. I Miss You (Africa Mix) [feat. Beyonce]
03. She Said (Africa Mix) [feat. Plan B.]
04. I Need a Dollar (Africa Mix) [feat. Aloe Blacc]
05. Not Afraid (Africa Mix) [feat. Eminem ft TS1]
06. Timshel (Africa Mix) [feat. Mumford & Sons]
07. Is This Love? (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore]
08. Under the Bridge (Africa Mix) [feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers]
09. Mykonos (Africa Mix) [feat. Fleet Foxes]
10. Losing My Religion (Africa Mix) [feat. R.E.M. ft Ali Farka Toure Band]
11. I Am Because (Africa Mix) [feat. Shanade]
12. Grenade (Africa Mix) [feat. Bruno Mars]
13. John and Yoko (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore]