The Pretty Reckless Featured In New Episode Of BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” Series

The Pretty Reckless are featured in a new episode of BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” series. You can watch that below. The video finds singer Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips discussing some of their biggest hits.

Slipknot, Foo Fighters, & Jane’s Addiction Members To Perform As Ground Control At Upcoming David Bowie Tribute Concert

More artists have been added to the upcoming David Bowie tribute show including the supergroup Ground Control, which features Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins, and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney. The streaming event, which is being called “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!,” will take place on January 8 and it will also feature members of Bowie‘s band, as well as Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Boy George, Peter Frampton, and more. Tickets can be found HERE.

Evanescence Premiere “Use My Voice” Music Video

Evanescence have premiered a new video for their song “Use My Voice.“ This track is from the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth” and it features multiple guests including: Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, Within Temptation‘s Sharon den Adel, The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen, Veridia‘s Deena Jakoub, Lindsey Stirling, Amy McLawhorn, and frontwoman Amy Lee‘s sisters Lori Lee Bulloch and Carrie South.

Watch Taylor Momsen & Alain Johannes Cover Chris Cornell’s “The Keeper”

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) and Alain Johannes (Eleven, etc.) were among the artists that performed as part of the “(De)Tour” virtual festival to raise money for NIVA and MusiCares. You can see footage of them covering late Sondgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s “The Keeper” below:

Evanescence Premiere New Song “Use My Voice” Featuring Halestorm, Within Temptation, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members

Evanescence have premiered a new song titled “Use My Voice.“ The track is from the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth” and it features multiple guests including: Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, Within Temptation‘s Sharon den Adel, The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen, Veridia‘s Deena Jakoub, Lindsey Stirling, Amy McLawhorn, and frontwoman Amy Lee‘s sisters Lori Lee Bulloch and Carrie South. Lee said the following about the song:

“This is an era of awakening, and full of powerful beauty. I hope to inspire others to seek truth, find their own voices, and use them as I step up to use mine. Don’t let anybody speak for you. Only you can do that.”

Evanescence Post Teaser For New Song “Use My Voice” Featuring Halestorm, Within Temptation, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members

Evanescence have posted a teaser for their new song “Use My Voice.“ That track features a number of guests including: Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, Within Temptation‘s Sharon den Adel, The Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen, Veridia‘s Deena Jakoub, Lindsey Stirling, Amy McLawhorn, and frontwoman Amy Lee‘s sisters Lori Lee Bulloch and Carrie South. The full song will be released on August 14 and it will also appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth.“

Guns N’ Roses, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, Etc. Members To Take Part In (De)Tour Virtual Festival

Morrison Hotel Gallery and Rolling Live Studios have announced a special (De)Tour virtual festival. The event will take place on August 15 and proceeds from it will go towards MusiCares and NIVA. The following artists will appear: Ringo Starr, Linda Perry, Slash, Gavin Rossdale, Macy Gray, Sean Lennon, Jesse Malin, Cheap Trick, Taylor Momsen, Badflower, John Oates, David Johansen, Billy Gibbons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Gilby Clarke, Donita Sparks, Matt Sorum, Lzzy Hale, Bluebonnets, Charlotte Muhl, David Ramirez, Al Barr, Eve Monsees, Scream, Haley Reinhart, Joseph Arthur, Kathy Valentine, Lenny Kaye, Mickey Thomas, Mike Flanigin, South of Eden, Steve Stevens, Sue Foley, the Cringe, Uni, Vintage Trouble, Awolnation, Mike Garson, Meg Toohey, Carmine Rojas, and more. You can watch the stream on rollinglivestudios.com.

Soundgarden & Rage Against The Machine Members To Guest On The Pretty Reckless’ New Album “Death By Rock And Roll”

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.”

She added:

“[‘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.

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron Perform “Halfway There” With The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen

Soundgarden‘s Matt Cameron and The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen have paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a quarantine performance of Soundgarden‘s “Halfway There.” You can see footage of that below:

Watch Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless) Perform Acoustic Cover Of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding”

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.”