Foo Fighters Add More Special Guests To Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Chevy Metal, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), P!nk, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Ronson, Gene Simmons (KISS), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Pat Wilson (Weezer), Nancy Wilson (Heart), and Chevy Metal.

Foo Fighters Reveal Special Guests For Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have revealed the special guests that will be joining them during their Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Dave Chappelle, and Chevy Metal.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons (KISS), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Pat Wilson (Weezer), and Chevy Metal.

Rush’s Geddy Lee And Alex Lifeson Watched Primus Perform “A Farewell To Kings” In Full In Toronto, ON

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were among the attendees at Primus’ May 13 show in Toronto, ON. The concert was part of the band’s “A Tribute To Kings” tour in which they have been performing Rush’s “A Farewell To Kings” in full. Lee said the following about the show:

“On Friday night we had the joyful experience of reuniting with our grand pals from Primus… Les, Ler, Herb and their gang… We sat side stage as they immaculately worked through a cool selection of classic Primus tunes which brought back fond memories of our touring together back in the early 90’s and then we were treated to the weird and wonderful experience of watching them perform our music: ‘A Farewell to Kings’ in it’s entirety. Totally nailed it! They did us proud and we thank them deeply for the tribute and the lasting friendship.”

Alex Lifeson On The Possibility Of Making New Music With His Rush Bandmate Geddy Lee: “If It Happens, It Happens”

During a recent interview with Guitar World, Rush’s Alex Lifeson was asked about the possibility of making new music with Geddy Lee. He responded with the following:

“We’re not putting any pressure on it or anything. We had a lot of good years together and we still love each other very much. I talk to Geddy every other day — we’re best friends. There’s more to our life together than just writing music. So if it happens, it happens. And it’ll happen when it happens.”

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Tom Morello To Release New Album “The Atlas Underground Flood” In December, Shares Three New Songs

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) will be releasing a new album, titled “The Atlas Underground Flood,” on December 3. The effort will feature a number of guests including members of Metallica, Rush, Idles, X Ambassadors, and more.

“The Atlas Underground Flood” Track Listing:

01. “A Radical In The Family” (feat. San Holo)
02. “Human” (feat. Barns Courtney)
03. “Hard Times” (feat. Nathaniel Rateliff, Jim Jones, and Chipotle Joe)
04. “You’ll Get Yours” (feat. X Ambassadors)
05. “I Have Seen The Way” (feat. Alex Lifeson, Kirk Hammett, and Dr. Fresch)
06. “The Lost Cause” (feat. Manchester Orchestra)
07. “The Maze” (feat. Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)
08. “Ride At Dawn” (feat. BreakCode)
09. “Raising Hell” (feat. Ben Harper)
10. “The Bachelor” (feat. Idles)
11. “Parallels” (feat. Jim James)
12. “Warrior Spirit” (feat. Rodrigo y Gabriela)

Morello commented:

“‘The Atlas Underground Flood’ finishes what ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ started. ‘Fire and Flood’ are my ‘London Calling.’ Admiring The Clash at their apex moment, I sought to make a double album where artistic intent supersedes genre. I aimed to forge a central curated vision to tie together a sonically fearless, wild, and wide-ranging musical ambition with a tremendous cast of collaborators. And of course, there are many guitar solos.”

Three tracks from the record, “Human” (feat. Barns Courtney), “Raising Hell” (feat. Ben Harper), and “Hard Times” (feat. Nathaniel Rateliff, Jim Jones, and Chipotle Joe), can be found below:

Rush’s Alex Lifeson Shares Previously Unreleased Solo Track “Cherry Lopez Lullaby”

Rush’s Alex Lifeson has shared a previously unreleased solo track called “Cherry Lopez Lullaby.” The guitarist said the following about that:

“This was written during the mix session of ‘Clockwork Angels’ while in L.A. for months starting early 2012. I did an interview with High Times and the interviewer brought along a friend, an esteemed grower who provided a sample of his creation named Cherry Lopez. Because I was on an EST body clock, I was up most mornings @ 5:00 AM. I’d order coffee, sit on my hotel room balcony, read the paper and wake and bake then dive into making some fun sounds while the city was waking up. I had some borrowed acoustic and electric guitars for the duration, thankfully, as sitting around waiting to go to the studio was tedious and certainly, a bowl of Cherry kept my appetite healthy.”

Alex Lifeson (Rush) Says He Contributed To A New Track With Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) & Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

It looks like Alex Lifeson (Rush) and Kirk Hammett (Metallica) will be featured on a new track from Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine). Lifeson recently revealed the news during an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock.

Lifeson said the following:

“I think this is a project that [Morello]’s working on with a bunch of different musicians. I don’t really know what the future holds for it, but I really loved doing it.”

“He said, Put whatever you want on it — the more, the merrier. He was going to give it to Kirk Hammett, and Kirk was going to do the same thing.”

He also added:

“Being the contrarian, I did all of [these other styles], not just heavy rock stuff. We were all talking to each other while we were doing it, and we just had such a riot. I sent my stuff in and it went to Kirk then, and he sent his stuff in.”

Lifeson also revealed that he has already listened to an early mix of the track:

“It’s really some fun music. It’s so Tom Morello, his parts. I just smiled the whole way through listening to it. I thought it was really, really cool the way it turned out.”

Rush’s Alex Lifeson And Coney Hatch’s Andy Curran Have “Done An Album’s Worth Of Material” For Their New Project

Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Coney Hatch’s Andy Curran are working on a new project, which they are tentatively calling Envy Of None. Notably, the band have already finished “an album’s worth of material.”

Lifeson told Sweetwater the following about the project:

“Andy approached me about four years ago, shortly after the last Rush tour, about just adding some guitar on some of the things that he was doing. And I did that. A few months later, he sent another one, and did that. And then we started getting more serious.

And then we found a great singer, Maiah Wynne, from Portland, Oregon — just a fabulous, fabulous voice and a really smart songwriter and vocal performer. So we’ve basically done an album’s worth of material that we hope to release sometime soon. I’m really excited about that.”

He also added:

“We’re just working on that part of it. All the music is recorded. We are mixing currently. We’re in a good place, but it’s very challenging. The industry is so, so very different than it was certainly 10 years ago, never mind last year. We’ll see. Hopefully late summer, early fall we might have something. But we are very, very excited about it. It’s pretty cool stuff, I think.”

[via Metal Injection]

Rush’s Alex Lifeson Releases New Instrumental Tracks

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has premiered two new instrumental songs, “Kabul Blues” and “Spy House.” You can check those out at alexlifeson.com. The tracks, which feature bassist Andy Curran and drummer David Quinton Steinberg, were released to promote the new Alex Lifeson Epiphone Les Paul Standard Axcess electric guitar. Lifeson said the following about that instrument:

“The introduction of the Epiphone Alex Lifeson Axcess model based on my Gibson Les Paul Axcess model has all the same attributes and characteristics that I desired so much when we originally designed it. The look, the sound, the playability and the utility — it’s all there for the player at any level. I’m very proud of this guitar.”

Rush’s Alex Lifeson And Geddy Lee “Still Talk About” Working On New Music Together

During a recent interview with Make Weird Music, Rush’s Alex Lifeson revealed that him and Geddy Lee “still talk about” the possibility of working on new music together. However, he went on to say that scheduling conflicts and the coronavirus pandemic ended up putting the idea on hold.

Lifeson said the following:

“After we finished the last [RUSH] tour in 2015, I started just writing on my own and doing some stuff. Geddy was working on his book. We talked about getting together and doing some stuff together, but it got very, very busy for him, even after he finished writing the book — taking it on the road. So we never got a chance to sit down and start working or just having some fun together. We still talk about it, and I’m sure we will. Of course, now with the pandemic, it’s kind of wrecked things for a bit. But we’re both eager to get back together and kind of get back into that thing that we’ve done since we were 14 years old that we love to do. And we work really, really well together. So we’ll see what happens with that.”

He also reflected on the first anniversary of Neil Peart’s death:

“After Neil passed, it was very difficult to get inspired or motivated to play. As you can imagine, we were very, very close. You lose anybody that’s close, it’s a profound thing. And I think both Geddy and I expected to be better with it. Neil was sick for three and a half years, and no one really knew about it. Well, lots of people knew about it, but it wasn’t public, the information. So we thought that we would be prepared for the end when it came, and we weren’t. We both really struggled with it.

Same thing happened when [Neil’s] daughter passed away. I didn’t play for quite a long time at all; music just didn’t seem that important. And it was the same thing with this. And then COVID hit, and now we’re all sort of in a different mental space.

For me, that first year of grieving is the milestone, and once you get past that, I think you… I don’t know. It’s an anniversary that you process, and it becomes a little easier to handle.

With Neil, I’m always seeing pictures, and I’m always reminded of him, and all that stuff, and that was difficult, but now that it’s [been] a year, I find that I think of the good times that we had together more than the sadness. And we had so many great times — we laughed so much over all those years. Aside from the work that we did and being a partner to one of the greatest drummers in history, and bass players for that matter, I just remember the laughing and the smiles and all of that stuff. So it rounds out the picture and makes it a little easier to move forward.”

[via Blabbermouth]