Lindemann have shared footage of “Home Sweet Home” from their upcoming Blu-ray “Live In Moscow.” That effort features the band’s March 15, 2020 show at VTB Arena in Moscow, Russia and it will be available on May 21. It will also be screened in select theaters on May 20.
Pearl Jam have launched a digital collection of concerts, which they are calling “Deep.” The collection features 186 bootleg shows and 5,404 tracks that were recorded between 2000 and 2013. Fans can head to an immersive web hub at Deep.PearlJam.com where they can check out various shows and fan-curated playlists along with concert descriptions that were written by members of the group’s Ten Club. They can also try out the Custom Setlist Generator to put together setlists written in Eddie Vedder’s handwriting. Notably, the setlists will also serve as streamable playlists.
Chthonic will be releasing a new live album/film titled “Chthonic Megaport 2021” on May 19. The effort was recorded at The Pier-2 Art Center in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan on March 27, 2021. A live video for “Set Fire To The Island” can be seen below and an “anti-epidemic” bundle can be pre-ordered HERE.
During a recent appearance on “The Fierce Life” podcast, Metallica frontman James Hetfield revealed that he is “a little skeptical” of the COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines have already been proven to be safe and effective, but the musician’s hesitancy seems to be partially influenced by his Christian Science upbringing.
Hetfield said the following when asked about 2021 touring:
“I have no clue. It’s not up to me. It really is up to the safety of everyone — not just the fans, but the crew and us. I’m not sure what that means in the future as far as vaccines. I’m a little skeptical of getting the vaccine, but it seems to be rolling out and people are getting it and I’ve got lots of friends that have done it. I’m not totally sure about it.
But I hope it doesn’t come to a point where you have to have that COVID stamp in your passport or something to go everywhere. But if it comes down to that, then I’ll make a decision then. We got vaccinated to go to Africa, so it’s not like I’ve never been vaccinated before. But as a kid, I never got vaccinations ’cause of our religion [Christian Science]. So that was the only time I got one — when we were going on safari in Africa.”
In other news, Hetfield also confirmed that Metallica “wrote quite a few songs” during their coronavirus downtime.
Foo Fighters were the musical guests on last night’s (May 6) episode of “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” You can find footage of the band performing “Chasing Birds” on the show below. That track is from the group’s latest album “Medicine At Midnight.”
Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros) will be releasing a new Kind Heaven Orchestra single, titled “Mend,” on May 21. That track will feature Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Elliot Easton (The Cars), and David Bryan (Bon Jovi). Farrell commented:
“I’ve tried to reach through his ribcage and examine the heart of a good friend. Tried to empathize with what he was going through. I tried to mend my friend.”