The Bombpops Premiere “Notre Dame” Music Video

The Bombpops have premiered a new video for their new song “Notre Dame.” This track is from the band’s new album “Death In Venice Beach,” which will be released on March 13.

Jen Razavi said the following about the song:

“I’ve always loved the idea of souls being here together in past lives and the notion that space and time have never really mattered. I saw Notre Dame in flames on the news and immediately sat down to write a song. It was the exact imagery I needed to convey a theme I had been exploring about knowing someone so deeply before ever meeting them. A centuries-old cathedral in flames became a perfect representation.”

Poli van Dam also added the following about the record:

“I want people to feel this dark, uneasy feeling. I went to rehab right when we were finalizing the mixes and stuff, and so listening back to the songs when I was in rehab, I’m like, ‘Oh shit, I was going through some stuff without even realizing how dark everything was and how shitty of a place I was in.”

“Death In Venice Beach” Track Listing:

01. “Dearly Departed”
02. “Double Arrows Down”
03. “Zero Remorse”
04. “Notre Dame”
05. “Sad to Me”
06. “Can’t Come Clean”
07. “Blood Pact”
08. “In the Doghouse”
09. “13 Stories Down”
10. “Radio Silence”
11. “House on Fire”
12. “Southbound Stranger”

Tour Dates:

With Tightwire & Billy Liar:

03/19 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
03/20 Madison, WI – Barley Pop Live
03/21 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/22 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
03/24 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
03/25 London, ON – Call The Office
03/26 Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club
03/27 Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus

With MakeWar & Pass Away:

03/28 Boston, MA – Hong Kong
03/29 Asbury Park, NJ – AP Brewery
03/30 Norfolk, VA – The Taphouse
03/31 Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
04/01 Altoona, PA – McGarvey’s
04/02 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Neck Tie
04/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
04/04 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

Watch Guns N’ Roses, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Etc. Members Jam At “Gibson Live At The Grove”

Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Don Felder (ex-Eagles), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), and more took part in a jam session at the “Gibson Live At The Grove” event in Anaheim, CA on January 16. You can see some footage of that below, courtesy of The Music Zoo and VintageRock.com:

[via Blabbermouth]

Nickelback Appear To Be Teasing “All The Right Reasons” 15th Anniversary Tour

It looks like Nickelback are planning to celebrate the 15th anniversary of “All The Right Reasons” on a 2020 tour. The band have posted a teaser video featuring lyrics from “Photograph” in the description. They have also launched a countdown timer, which will end on January 21. Furthermore, Live Nation have also posted a teaser, along with some lyrics from “Far Away.”

Halestorm Planning To Release Two New EPs

During a recent interview with with Bionic Buzz at the She Rocks awards, Lzzy Hale revealed that Halestorm are planning to release two new EPs. On top of that, the band have also been writing and demoing new material for their next album.

Hale said the following when asked if the group are working on a new album:

“We’ve just been writing for it — we’re demoing and all that stuff. We have a couple of projects coming out during the year that we’ve been recording. I have a couple of collaborations that are gonna be trickled out; you guys are gonna find out about that probably in about a week or so. And we’ve got ShipRocked [cruise] coming up and a small run in April. But other than that, we’re hunkering down and getting some new tunes.”

She also added the following when asked if they are planning to release another covers EP:

“We do have two EPs coming out. Whether or not they are fully covers or whether they’re something even more ridiculous, I cannot say.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor: “I Haven’t Got A Problem With Streaming. I Have Got A Problem With How These Streaming Services Rip Off The Artist”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) has been very outspoken about the ridiculously low payouts that artists receive from streaming services and he recently discussed the topic again during an interview with The Irish Times. The frontman says he doesn’t necessarily have a problem with streaming itself, but he does take issue with the fact that these services “rip off the artist.”

Taylor said the following when asked if bands like Slipknot could survive on streaming alone:

“You could if the streaming system wasn’t set up the way it is. You are being paid less than pennies. In the United States they have passed the legislation [the Music Modernisation Act 2018] but it is being appealed. I am hoping that it will be struck down. If the streaming systems paid more online with how publishing in radio pays – people could make a living.

I have had friends of mine who have had to retire and they are popular bands because they can’t make a living. Mid-card bands and lower, it is hard for them. It almost pays better to play the local pub and do the door deal. You make more money doing that than making an album. Labels don’t take the same chances but they are taking the lion’s share of the money because of the way it is set up.

Until the artist is paid fairly, it is going to be a constant fucking battle. I saw this coming years ago. I haven’t got a problem with streaming. I have got a problem with how these streaming services rip off the artist and I’ll say that until the day I die.”

He also added the following when asked about the going rate for a million streams:

“The lowest rate is YouTube. A million streams on YouTube is 0.04 per cent of a penny. On a million streams you get $400 and that’s just me doing shitty math in my head. People can’t live on that and there’s not a lot of people who get these numbers. The majority of this goes to the record label anyway.

The streaming services are not willing to pay the talents who write the songs and makes the music and yet they are sitting on billions of dollars. They are buying whole blocks of buildings and then taking over floors in there and yet they don’t want to pay the people who made the money for them. It’s insane. It’s tough all over in a lot of ways. Something has to change. I don’t know what that will be.”

Ace Frehley’s Former Girlfriend Denied Restraining Order Against Him

According to NBC 7 San Diego, Judge Harry L. Powazek has denied the restraining order that was filed against Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) by his former girlfriend Rachael Gordon. This news comes after a bizarre incident that occurred at their home late last year.

Gordan previously claimed that Frehley returned from a business trip without informing her and that he was accompanied by a male bodyguard, a female bodyguard, and his daughter Monique. Frehley allegedly wouldn’t speak to Gordon and went to his office to gather his guitars and gold records.

The female guard reportedly threatened Gordon with physical violence, while Monique yelled “You are a skank. My family will kill you.” Gordon says the situation left her “in shock, afraid, filled with anxiety” and “paralyzed with fear.” Gordon told NBC 7 San Diego the following about that:

“When I turned to go out of the room the female bodyguard had her fist in my face already and said, ‘Hey, if you say one word you’re going down, one word and listen I’m going to lay you out, right now. She grits her teeth right up into my face and scared me.”

Despite the ruling, Gordon still sees herself as victorious:

“I won because legally he can’t come around. I have a lot of power right now that I can work with and plan to work with.”

Frehley also commented:

“I never laid a hand on Rachael and she admitted it in her deposition.”

“I hope she finds someone else and continues on with her life. I have no bad feelings about her. We did have some good times, but those have passed.”

As previously reported, Gordan was also seeking money from Frehely, who allegedly controlled their finances. She said she needed the funds to pay for rent, deposits on their home, moving expenses, costs of their vehicles, and legal fees.

Rush’s Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson Thank Everyone For “Outpouring Of Love” Following Neil Peart’s Death

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have taken to social media to thank everyone for their support following the tragic death of Neil Peart. The duo said the following:

“Our most heartfelt thanks go out to family, friends, musicians, writers and fans from around the globe for the incredible outpouring of love and respect for Neil since his passing. These touching tributes help to lessen the pain of this terrible loss and remind us all to celebrate his remarkable life and our connections to it. – Geddy & Alex“