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]

Rage Against The Machine Raise $3 Million For Charity, Stop About 85% Of Ticket Scalpers

Tickets for Rage Against The Machine’s reunion tour officially went on sale on February 13, but a lot of fans were outraged due to high prices and being unable to score tickets. Tom Morello has since commented on the situation, saying the most expensive tickets were $125 and that the band were actually able to stop about 85% of scalpers. However, the group did increase the prices on the last 10% of tickets in an effort to raise money for charity, an initiative that actually generated over $3 million for local charities in just 48 hours.

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System Of A Down Drummer John Dolmayan‘s These Grey Men Project Share Video For Cover Of Radiohead‘s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” Feat. M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) & Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)

These Grey Men, the covers project featuring System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan, have shared an official video for their cover of Radiohead‘s “Street Spirit (Fade Out).” The track, which features Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows and Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, will appear on the band’s self-titled debut album, which is set to be released on February 28.

Dolmayan told Rolling Stone the following:

“This song in particular is a really touching and moving song. I love the morose, in-your-room-and-it’s-raining-outside, it’s cold and your girlfriend dumped you feeling that this song always gave me… But when I listened to it, I’d be like, ‘I kinda wish the drums came in earlier’, or, ‘How would [John] Bonham approach this song if this was a [Led] Zeppelin song?’ Because I’m such a fan of the song, I wanted to do a version of it in homage.”

M. Shadows added:

“When John told me he wanted to reimagine some of his favorite songs for an album I was very intrigued. I’ve always respected Radiohead but wasn’t familiar with their full catalog. When John sent ‘Street Spirit’ I instantly was blow away by the sounds. Since then I have been on a huge Radiohead kick. Adding Tom Morello to our version was the icing on the cake. I feel this recording stays true to the original while adding John’s overall vision.”

Here’s the full track listing for These Grey Men’s debut album:

01. “Hung Up” (Madonna cover)
02. “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” (Radiohead cover) (feat. M. Shadows & Tom Morello)
03. “Beautiful Thieves” (AFI cover)
04. “Road to Nowhere” (Talking Heads cover) (feat. Serj Tankian)
05. “Rock Bottom” (Eminem cover)
06. “Runaway” (Del Shannon cover)
07. “Starman” (David Bowie cover) (feat. Serj Tankian)
08. “What You Know” (Two Door Cinema Club cover)

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Here’s What Various Rock/Metal Musicians Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below (courtesy of The PRP):

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett & Robert Trujillo:

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Happy Halloween

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Alice In Chains & Jerry Cantrell:

A Day To Remember:

Adam Jones (Tool):

Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies):

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If you're 555

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Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) & Charlie Benante (Anthrax):

Atreyu:

Incubus:

Brent Hinds (Mastodon):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.):

Baroness:

Nergal (Behemoth):

Chelsea Grin:

Chris Jericho (Fozzy);

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Any questions….? #ChrisSPumpkins

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The Acacia Strain & Vincent Bennett:

Chris Fronzak (Attila):

The Word Alive:

Korn’s Head & Fieldy:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

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Happy Halloween to everyone @scott_blake3

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Pete Loeffler (Chevelle):

Beartooth:

Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men):

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🎃 Happy Halloween! 🎃

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The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk & Zach Johnson:

Jason Richardson (All That Remains):

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🎃 👻 ⭐️ 🧱 🐢 🏎 @alyssamarielom @nintendo

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Battlecross:

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Joliet! We’re ready to get spooky tonight!

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Ice-T (Body Count):

P.O.D.:

Freddy Cricien (Madball):

Stick To Your Guns:

Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, etc.):

Metal Allegiance:

Sleeping With Sirens:

Pierce The Veil’s Vic Fuentes & Jaime Preciado:

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AHOY bitches! ⚓️🍦

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Redrum!!!!!

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Shavo Odadjian (System Of A Down):

Sara Taylor (Youth Code, Heavens Blade):

Skyler Acord (Issues):

Blink-182:

The Wonder Years:

Halsey (not rock/metal but still cool):

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resident goths. @marilynmanson

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Tom Morello Guests On New 5 Seconds Of Summer Song “Teeth”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage, etc.) is featured on 5 Seconds Of Summer’s new song “Teeth.“ This track will appear on the “13 Reasons Why” season three soundtrack (out August 23) and an official video for it can be found below. 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Luke Hemmings commented:

“‘Teeth‘ came about after a month or two long blur of writing and pushing ourselves to go a step further than ‘Youngblood‘. It was a tumultuous time in my life and the lyrics in the song definitely reflect that. It speaks lyrically about a trying time in my current relationship. Musically it’s another step forward from ‘Easier‘ and really embraces industrial sounds and rhythms.”

Tom Morello To Tell His Life Story At Special New York City Events

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage, etc.) has announced that he will be telling his life story during some special events at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York, NY. The shows will take place on September 18-20.

Morello commented:

“I was the only black kid in an all-white town, the only anarchist at a conservative high school, the only heavy metal guitarist at Harvard University, and the only Ivy League Star Trek nerd in the biggest political rap rock band of all time. The songs, the stories, the triumphs, the tragedies, the riffs, the rebellion — all will be revealed. Oh, and I’m going play a lot of ripping guitar, too.”

The events will be executive produced by T Bone Burnett and they will be recorded for an upcoming Audible release.

In other news, Prophets Of Rage have also announced that they will be performing at The Mayan in Los Angeles, CA on September 12. The group will be partnering with PATH for the concert.