The Pretty Reckless recently performed an acoustic version of “Death By Rock And Roll” during a quarantine session for iHeartRadio. You can check that out below:
The Pretty Reckless have premiered a lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album “Death By Rock And Roll.” You can check that out below:
Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello will be guesting on The Pretty Reckless’ new album “Death By Rock And Roll.” Frontwoman Taylor Momsen recently confirmed the news saying that Cameron and Thayil will be appearing on a track titled “Only Love Can Save Me Now” and that Morello will be appearing on a track titled “And So It Went.”
Momsen told Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio the following about “Only Love Can Save Me Now”:
“We recorded that in Seattle at London Bridge Studios, and it was just an awesome experience to get to actually spend some time in Seattle. Every time we’re on tour, we’re in and out so fast, it was really good to kind of experience the city for all that it is and all that history and record at such an iconic studio. I mean, PEARL JAM’s ‘Ten’ [was recorded] there, and ‘Louder Than Love’ by SOUNDGARDEN. And then to be there with SOUNDGARDEN, it was pretty surreal.”
The Pretty Reckless actually opened for Soundgarden during Chris Cornell’s final show on May 17, 2017 and Momsen, who is a longtime fan of the band, said she was “devastated” by the singer’s death. That and the April 2018 death of The Pretty Reckless’ producer Kato Khandwala had an impact on the new album. Momsen continued:
“We had a few hard years. I’m not gonna lie. I went pretty down. Not to get too heavy into it, but I went pretty down into depression, and it took music to get me out of it again. I finally started writing again to get out everything that I was feeling, and that is what turned into the record that you are all going to hear hopefully very soon.
I know it’s cliché, but music has saved my life time and time again — it’s the thing that I can always rely on and turn to, and it’s always there for me. It’s always supported me, so I support it.”
“[‘Death By Rock And Roll’] really feels like a rebirth for us. In a lot of ways, it almost feels like the first record in the sense that we really threw everything that we had at it — we worked so hard on it. And I’m just excited for it to be out and have people come on this journey with me and see where it took us. I think it took us, in my opinion, to a new level. It’s a new and improved PRETTY RECKLESS.”
She also had the following to say when asked about release plans:
“I don’t know the answer, ’cause everything’s still in kind of limbo right now just, obviously, with the pandemic and very unprecedented times. So we’re not exactly sure. But I do know that we’re gonna be putting out more songs and stuff, and more material before the full album. So this isn’t just a quick little flash in the pan and we’re going away. We’re back.”
If you missed it, you can find the title track for “Death By Rock And Roll” HERE.
The Pretty Reckless have released the title track of their upcoming album “Death By Rock And Roll.” Taylor Momsen said the following:
“In a lot of ways, this new album feels like a rebirth and our first single, ‘Death by Rock And Roll’, represents that salvation that my favorite music brings me. Rock is freedom and this song is about living life the way you want, and now that belongs to everyone who listens.”
As part of Fearless Records‘ “Fearless At Home” virtual festival, Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) performed an acoustic cover of Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding.” The frontwoman commented:
“I can’t wait for this storm [the coronavirus pandemic] to pass, as I’m sure all of you can’t either, which it will. This is going to pass.”
The Pretty Reckless have signed a U.S. deal with Fearless Records. This news comes after they recently signed a deal with Century Media Records for territories outside of the U.S. The band’s new album “Death By Rock And Roll” will be released later this year.
The Pretty Reckless have signed a new deal with Century Media Records for territories outside of the U.S. The band’s new album “Death By Rock And Roll” will be released through the label later this year.
The Pretty Reckless’ manager David Sonenberg commented:
“When we first heard the new album, ‘Death By Rock And Roll’, we were very excited. We couldn’t wait to play it to record labels. We took a ton of meetings and received offers from a broad range of labels. But it quickly became apparent that Century Media was the right partner for us. They shared our passion and enthusiasm for what we believe will be a breakthrough album for The Pretty Reckless. So, here’s to our new partnership with Century Media! And long live rock and roll!!!”
Philipp Schulte, label manager for Century Media Records, added:
“We are stoked to announce the signing of The Pretty Reckless for a worldwide partnership outside the USA. When we started talking to the band’s management, it instantly became clear we all shared a common vision for The Pretty Reckless, and it felt natural to partner up and make this vision become reality. ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ isn’t only a fantastic album, but a storm warning, announcing the return of stadium rock! Welcome to Century Media Records!”
The Pretty Reckless have postponed their spring U.S. dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will now take place in September/October.
Taylor Momsen commented:
“The health and safety of everyone attending our shows is our number one priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Pretty Reckless headline dates in May 2020 have been rescheduled. The rescheduled dates are confirmed and listed below. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. Further questions or concerns can be directed to point of purchase. Stay safe.”
09/14 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
09/22 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
09/25 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
10/02 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/03 Nashville, TN – The Cowan
10/05 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/08 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
The Pretty Reckless have announced a spring U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.
05/05 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
05/08 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
05/09 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
05/11 Nashville, TN – Basement East
05/13 Washington, D.C. – U Street Music Hall
05/15 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
05/16 Camden, NJ – MMRBQ
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
05/19 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
05/20 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Café
05/22 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
05/23 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
05/24 Dallas, TX – BFD
Taylor Momsen commented:
“It’s been a long time since we’ve been out there and we’re excited to hit the road this spring. The new record is almost finished, the songs are incredibly personal, but we’re ready to start sharing what we’ve been through the last couple years with the people that mean the most to us, our fans. See you all soon!”
The Pretty Reckless have been working on their new album at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, WA and it looks like Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron have been involved in the sessions. Frontwoman Taylor Momsen confirmed the news via Instagram: