A rare (hed)p.e. song titled “Cintro” has surfaced online. According to The PRP, Jive Records cut the track from the band’s 1997 self-titled album due to “it’s anti-religion lyrical content.” However, it was available on some early advance cassette copies of the effort.
During a recent interview with Variety, Slash revealed that he recorded an unreleased song with the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) for his first solo album. The track was actually a different version of “Doctor Alibi,” a song the late Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) ended up singing on instead.
Slash said the following about the track:
“When I was doing my first solo record, I worked with a lot of different people, some of whom, for whatever reason, didn’t end up on the record. One was with Chester. We did a song and Linkin Park at the time didn’t allow it to happen, so I did it with Lemmy [Kilmister]. The guy who engineered my demos sent it to me and I sent it to Chester’s family. But it was a trip cause the song [called ‘Doctor Alibi’] really speaks to his state of mind.”
He also added the following when asked if it will ever be released:
“His family has got it so it would be totally up to them. It was really good. He was awesome. It would be fine with me if they wanted to [release] it. Musically it’s basically the same as the Lemmy song, but the lyrics are really poignant.”
System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has shared an unreleased track from his early works titled “Industrialized Overload.” You can download that for free if you sign up your email at serjtankian.com, and find a fan-uploaded stream below:
[The The PRP]
Napalm Death are streaming a b-side called “Nurse The Hunger,” which was recorded in 2014. The track will come as a flexi disc in Decibel‘s special Napalm Death issue.
Airbourne are streaming a previously unreleased song called “Money,” via Loudwire. The track will come with the band’s new “Diamond Cuts” box set, which will be released on September 29. That will come with the band’s first three studio albums ‘Runnin Wild’, ‘No Guts, No Glory’ and ‘Black Dog Barking’ along with the new ‘Diamond Cuts – The B-Sides’ collection, featuring “Money” and another tack called “Heavy Weight Lover”, and the ‘It’s All for Rock n’ Roll’ documentary on DVD.
The band commented:
“‘Money’ was found covered in piles of dust and reel to reel tape, it was part of the recording sessions for ‘No Guts No Glory’ and for some reason it just didn’t make the album, but hearing it again today we’re pumped to get it out there. “‘Show Me the Money’ is a double entendre and we’ll let you figure out what it’s about. It’s part of the Diamond Cuts release all on vinyl with a bunch more other B-Sides that are rare and only ever been released on special editions and never on vinyl. Along with the bonus documentary movie Its All For Rock’n’Roll. It’s a snap shot of the first three albums of the band.”
Doug Aldrich, who performed with Dio between 2002 and 2006, has revealed he has a previously unreleased Ronnie James Dio demo recording. The track was written during the “Magica II” sessions, which were never completed due to Dio passing away in 2010.
Aldrich said the following about the track:
“I have a demo of Ronnie, an unreleased song nobody’s ever heard,” Aldrich tells Roppongi Rocks. “I offered it to Wendy [Dio, Ronnie’s widow and manager who manages his estate] and, I don’t know, maybe she forgot about it, but I said ‘I have this song. It’s really haunting.’ It was during [the] time he wrote ‘Electra’. I just played on it. We were kind of bouncing around some of his ideas and working on some of them. Before we did ‘Electra’, he had this other one that he said, ‘Can you put a solo on this?’ and he gave me the track. I had put a solo on it and then, when I brought it to his house, he goes, ‘No, no, no. I’ve got this new idea called ‘Electra’.’ We didn’t even listen to it. I don’t even think he ever heard the solo because we were so focused on trying to get one song done to promote the tour that we were gonna do. I was still a member of WHITESNAKE [at the time], but I said to him, ‘If you work it out with David [Coverdale, WHITESNAKE frontman], I would love to go out on the road with you.’ Because he had asked me to go. He worked it out and then he got sick. But there is this one track that is haunting, because the lyrics are… And he doubled his voice, it’s just really trippy. At some point, it will have to come out. I got it. I got the mix. I actually have the recording session, which has got Ronnie playing bass, Ronnie playing rhythm guitar and vocals. And then a drum machine. One day.”
Phil Anselmo was recently interviewed by Capital Chaos TV, and revealed that he had found an unfinished Pantera song. The track is an instrumental that was apparently scrapped before Anselmo added vocals.
Anselmo said the following when asked if Pantera have any unreleased music left over:
“That’s interesting because I did find a track I cannot make heads or tails out of and I know it’s the guys… But, I never did vocals over the top of it and I’m sure back in the day there was good reason for it, it doesn’t really do much, it’s like, riffs back & forth and that’s that, so it must’ve been just a… I guess, a mulling type of idea that had gone on, either we put it to bed or just moved on because truthfully Pantera there really was not that much unreleased material laying around, there really wasn’t we used almost everything that we… um, would come up with I guess you know?”
Temple Of The Dog (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) are streaming a demo of a previously unreleased song titled “Angel Of Fire.” This song will be featured on select versions of the 25th anniversary edition of their self-titled album, which is set to be released on September 30.
Led Zeppelin are streaming a previously unreleased song titled “Sunshine Woman,” via The Wall Street Journal. This song will be included on the band’s “The Complete BBC Sessions” release, which will be available on September 16. This effort will also feature live recordings made by BBC radio between 1969-1971 and alternate takes of “Dazed and Confused,” “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” and “You Shook Me.”
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Temple Of The Dog (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) are streaming a demo of a previously unreleased song titled “Black Cat,” via Rolling Stone. This song will be featured on select versions of the 25th anniversary edition of their self-titled album, which is set to be released on September 30.