During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Jean-Paul Gaster confirmed that Clutch have been working on new music. He said the following:
“We’ve been writing some material. I would expect we’ll get into the studio probably sometime this winter.”
Clutch will be playing another virtual concert on August 7. The show will stream live from the band’s rehearsal space, the “Doom Saloon,” and tickets can be purchased HERE. Those that purchase a signed collector’s bundle will receive audio of the performance on vinyl. It’s worth noting that the group are also challenging fans to create the setlist.
“The thing that makes this stream unique is that Clutch fans will have the opportunity to create their dream setlist from our entire catalog. This means fans can pick from every release starting from our 1991 Pitchfork 7” all the way thru Book of Bad Decisions and the songs from our Vault Series.
The fan whose setlist is chosen will receive a massive prize pack, which includes TremLord 30 combo amplifier from Orange Amps, a stompbox from Creepy Fingers (designed by Fu Manchu’s Brad Davis), a Jim Dunlop Crybaby wah-pedal, a case of Liquid Death mountain water, and Clutch merchandise.
Anyone who misses Live from the Doom Saloon – Volume II concert will be able to stream it on-demand through the weekend, right up till 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, August 9th. The setlist contest winner will be announced during the live stream itself. Show donations will benefit the Innocent Lives Foundation, a charitable organization that combats the trafficking and exploitation of children, of which Fallon is a board member.”
Clutch have digitally released their song “Run, John Barleycorn, Run” as part of their ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” That track was previously only available as part of the band’s 2014 split 7” with Lionize.
Clutch will be livestreaming a show from their “Doom Saloon” rehearsal space on May 27. The event, which is called “Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1,” will also feature Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul. Tickets will be available HERE on May 20 at 7am PDT/10am EDT. Clutch frontman Neil Fallon said the following:
“Over the past weeks, CLUTCH has been streaming very short sets on our YouTube channel, OfficialClutch. We are excited to announce that we will be playing a much longer set and teaming up with Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo and Saul for a virtual four-band bill. Doors are at 3:30 p.m., Saul goes on at 4 p.m., followed by Blacktop Mojo at 4:35 p.m. and Crowbar at 5:10 p.m. Clutch’s set will start at approximately 5:55 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Have a beer in your pajamas!”
Clutch have released a new version of “Smoke Banshee” as part of their ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” You can find that below, along with another live set from the band’s rehearsal space. Neil Fallon commented:
“As 2019 drew to a close, we started digging into songs we hadn’t played in quite some time. We had forgotten how much we enjoyed playing ‘Smoke Banshee’. The version on ‘Pure Rock Fury’ is a hybrid of a live and studio performance. So when we made our list of candidates for the ‘Vault Series’, it was an easy choice to give ‘Smoke Banshee’ a full studio recording.”
Earlier today (April 23), Clutch livestreamed another three-song set from their Doom Saloon rehearsal room. You can watch that below:
Earlier today (April 21), Clutch livestreamed a three-song set from their rehearsal space. You can watch that below:
Clutch have released a new digital compilation titled “Monsters, Machines, And Mythological Beasts”. The effort features various tracks that were taken from “Robot Hive/Exodus”, “Book Of Bad Decisions”, “Pitchfork & Lost Needles”, “Earth Rocker”, “Strange Cousins From The West”, “Live At The 9:30”, “Psychic Warfare” and “Jam Room”. Neil Fallon commented:
“Many Clutch songs are inspired by, or make reference to, monsters, machines, and mythological beasts. That’s because my parents never allowed me to bring a copy of Heavy Metal magazine into their house. But I figured out some workarounds. I’m still doing the same.”
Clutch have premiered a new video for their new version of “Willie Nelson.” This version of the track is from the band’s ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” Neil Fallon commented:
“Willie Nelson is a song we wrote close to 20 years ago. It started making appearances in our sets recently, so we figured now was a good time to re-record it. This time around Shawna Potter (War On Women) added back up vocals. And for what it’s worth, ‘Red Headed Stranger‘ gets regular play on our tour bus.”
Clutch have released a new version of “Spacegrass.” This version of the track is from the band’s ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” Neil Fallon commented:
“The lyrics got their start originally from something Tim wrote. It involved a Dodge Swinger and Jesus. I added some words and one of them was ‘AstroTurf,’ but that had one too many syllables. So I changed it to ‘Spacegrass’ – and the rest is history.“