Aggronautix have launched pre-orders for a new limited edition Throbblehead figure based on Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén. The figure will be available in late 2021 or early 2022.
Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello has released a new cover of AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell.” The track, which features Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, will appear on Morello’s new album, “The Atlas Underground Fire,” which is set to be released on October 15.
Morello said the following about the cover:
“Our version of ‘Highway To Hell’ pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, bringing this legendary song into the future. One of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night.”
He also added the following about the new album:
“During lockdown I had no access to an engineer so I had to record all of the guitar parts on the voice memo of my phone. This seemed like an outrageous idea but it lead to a freedom in creativity in that I could not overthink any of the guitar parts and just had to trust my instincts.
This record was a life raft in a difficult time that allowed me to find new ways of creating new global artistic connections that helped transform a time of fear and anxiety into one of musical expression and rocking jams.”
“The Atlas Underground Fire” Track Listing:
01. “Harlem Hellfighter”
02. “Highway To Hell” (featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder)
03. “Let’s Get The Party Started” (featuring Bring Me The Horizon)
04. “Driving To Texas” (featuring Phantogram)
05. “The War Inside” (featuring Chris Stapleton)
06. “Hold The Line” (featuring Grandson)
07. “Naraka” (featuring Mike Posner)
08. “The Achilles List” (featuring Damian Marley)
09. “Night Witch” (featuring Phem)
10. “Charmed I’m Sure” (featuring Protohype)
11. “Save Our Souls” (featuring Dennis Lyxzén of Refused)
12. “On The Shore Of Eternity” (featuring Sama’ Abdulhadi)
Slaves On Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine have decided to launch a new quarantine covers project called The Kings Of Quarantine. The band’s first single, a cover of Faith No More’s “We Care A Lot,“ features the following artists: Frank Bello (Anthrax), Ray Luzier (Korn), Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Ivan Doruschuk (Men Without Hats), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, etc.), Kevin Sharp (ex-Brutal Truth, etc.), Darryl McDaniels (Run-D.M.C.), Esoteric (Czarface), Richard Patrick (Filter), and Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace). Faith No More’s Billy Gould also makes an appearance in the video as well.
Rockman said the following:
“Kevin and I have always been massive fans of Faith No More and having the opportunity to cover one of their songs with such great company has been a dream come true. We are so grateful to all the musicians involved that accepted our invitation.”
“We did this because we care a lot about everyone! Especially those who put their lives on the line to make sure we are ok!”
Patrick also commented:
“I care a lot about being part of this amazing cover. It’s an honor and a privilege. To be rubbing elbows with the likes of these gentlemen makes me feel very proud.”
Fake Names, the new band featuring Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, etc.), Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, etc.), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., etc.) and Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “Brick.” This track is from the group’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on May 8.
01. “All For Sale”
03. “Being Them”
05. “Darkest Days”
06. “Heavy Feather”
07. “First Everlasting”
08. “This Is Nothing”
10. “Lost Cause”
Metallica were honored with the Polar Music Prize during a ceremony at Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden today (June 14) and during the event Dennis Lyxzén (Refused) and Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) performed a special cover of Metallica’s “Whiplash.” You can see footage of that below. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo accepted the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the group are planning to donate the million Swedish krona ($125,000 USD) it comes with to their All Within My Hands Foundation. If you missed it, you can also see footage of Ghost’s Cardinal Copia performing “Enter Sandman” with Candlemass at the ceremony HERE.
Deep Purple’s Ian Paice and Roger Glover have been chosen to read the citation for Metalica when they are honored with Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. The ceremony will take place on June 14 at Konserthuset in Stockholm, and it will also feature members of Ghost and Candlemass playing one of Metallica’s song. Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén and Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) will make appearances as well. Dee in particular will perform a piece that was written specifically for the occasion. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo will accept the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the entire event will be broadcast live on Sweden’s TV4.