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.
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:
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.”
Fearless Records have announced a special “Fearless At Home” virtual festival. The event will take place on May 9 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT via YouTube and it will feature acoustic performances from As It Is, Grayscale, Ice Nine Kills, Locket, Plain White T’s, Set It Off, The Almost, The Plot In You, The Pretty Reckless, and Wage War. The livestream will also include appearances from All That Remains, August Burns Red, Capstan, Eat Your Heart Out, iDKHOW, I Prevail, Kill The Lights, Movements, My Kid Brother, Oceans Ate Alaska, Starset, The Word Alive, Underoath, Varials, and Volumes. Money raised from the event will go towards bands and crew members that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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!”
Jimmy Webb, manager of New York clothing store Trash And Vaudeville, has sadly passed away at the age of 62. A number of musicians have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late fashion icon. You can find some of their posts below:
Slash (Guns N’ Roses):
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We lost a great rock n roll human being today, Jimmy you will be sorely missed. As you are so loved so much by so many, you will live on in our hearts forever. You are truly one of a kind. & there will never be another like you. A perfect storm of love, joy, tragedy, grit, RnR & soul, the world is a lesser place in your absence. RIP Jimmy. Give em hell! #JimmyWebb#IWantMore iiii]; )'
Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses):
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe):
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RIP @jimmywebbnyc I have a million memories we shared together since meeting in 83. When flying into NYC I would always pray We could grab some coffee and catch up on life. Your positive outlook on life was not only infectious but inspirational. Your clothes, like you always kicked ass. I’m wearing my knife necklaces I got from you last time we hung out right now.I remember you saying to my daughter Storm what a good man I was and how it made me feel proud to be sober. We all miss you Rockstar. 💔
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy):
Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):
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A NYC icon has passed away. Jimmy Webb was a staple in the NYC punk rock/fashion scene, helping the look of countless musicians over decades, and a dear friend. You will be missed Jimmy, NYC won’t be the same without you. I hope you are draping the angels in leather and spikes in the sky ❤️💔
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. I’ve been friends with this guy since I was a little kid going to all the punk rock stores on St. Marks Place in New York City… This guy can brighten any day… You always knew when you were going to see him that you were going to be happy. @jimmywebbnyc WAS HAPPINESS..GOODBYE MY FRIEND 💔 #jimmywebb @ixneedxmore #ixneedxmore.
Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):
The 69 Eyes: