Tim “Ripper” Owens (Ex-Judas Priest) & Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet) Cover Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane”

Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Ted Kirkpatrick (Tourniquet), and Bruno Sa (Geoff Tate) have teamed up for a cover of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane” from “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Kirkpatrick commented:

“‘Gethsemane’ has been a favorite of mine from the very first time I heard it in the early ’70s. I’ve wanted to cover it for years — and Tim was the first person that came to mind who I knew could truly do it justice. So with the additional talents of Bruno Sa, who layed down the awesome keys and piano, and Aaron Pace (mixing/mastering), here it is — on the 50-year anniversary of its release in 1970. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”

Baroness Share “Socially Distant” Performance Of “Tourniquet”

Baroness have shared a “socially distant” performance of their song “Tourniquet.” That track appears on the band’s latest album “Gold & Grey.“

The group commented:

“Hey everyone! Here’s an as-live-as-possible performance of ‘Tourniquet’ that we made over the course of a couple days during this period of isolation. We have all maintained a rigid policy of social-distancing since becoming aware of this pandemic; which has unfortunately deprived us of our much preferred means of playing music.

Throughout this crisis, the overall safety and responsibility of our global human community far outweighs the individual value of any show, festival or tour. We’re refocusing and redoubling our energy to adapt to this situation as it unfolds.

As difficult as it seems to navigate the effects of this virus, the isolation has not stripped us of our passion for Baroness’ music. Playing music so far from our bandmates will never be particularly natural.

However, the experience of making this video through emails, texts and phone calls has been a powerful reminder of how inspiring and invigorating music can be in times of stress, struggle and confusion.

We hope you enjoy this performance. It isn’t meant to highlight musical perfection or precision. Personally, it serves as a reminder that, no matter what situation we face, we are still able to enjoy friendship, family and community through something as simple as a song. Isolated but never alone… Baroness.”

Baroness Share Acoustic Performance Video For “Tourniquet”

Baroness have shared an acoustic performance video for “Tourniquet.” The clip was filmed at Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie, NY back in June. The song appears on the band’s latest album “Gold & Grey.“

Eighteen Visions Announce Two East Coast Shows With Knocked Loose, Old Wounds, & Tourniquet

Eighteen Visions have annouced two East Coast shows with Knocked Loose, Old Wounds, and Tourniquet. Here’s the dates:

12/14 Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
12/17 New York, NY – Gramercy