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Pearl Jam’s Crown

Pearl Jam has released a rare new track “Crown of Thorns” promoting their documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty." Director Cameron Crowe said in his soundtrack liner notes that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder once told him that "Crown Of Thorns" was the one Mother Love Bone’s songs he would be “honored to sing one day.”

The tune was originally written and performed by Mother Love Bone, the late ’80s Seattle band that included future Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard. Mother Love Bone collapsed when singer Andrew Wood died in 1990 from a heroin overdose, but Ament and Gossard regrouped and put together Pearl Jam.

Check it out here.

Evanescence (Amy Lee with a bunch of new guys) Live

Evanescence played its first concert in almost two years last night (Wednesday, August 17) at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The group performed four new songs from its upcoming self-titled third album, including first single "What You Want", which opened the show.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. What You Want (new song)
02. Going Under
03. Weight Of The World
04. The Only One
05. The Change (new song)
06. Lithium
07. Your Star
08. Whisper
09. Oceans (new song)
10. Call Me When You’re Sober
11. Imaginary
12. Bring Me To Life
13. All That I’m Living For
14. Good Enough
15. My Immortal
16. The Other Side (new song)

Check out the videos from the show here and here.

Disturbed:  Family Matters

Ben Draiman — younger brother of David Draiman of the famed rock group Disturbed — has just released a new single, "Soon Enough". A video for the track, which will appear on Ben’s upcoming album, can be seen here.

Ben, 34, said: “I wouldn’t want to do what David does.

“I enjoy performing, but my music is emotionally intense and I couldn’t do that night after night. It would be very hard.”

Nergal Innocent

Not exactly sure what “offending religious feeling is,” but Behemoth singer/guitarist Adam “Nergal” Darksi has been found innocent of such a charge… again.

When Nergal tore up a Bible at a show in Poland in 2007, calling it a “book of lies,” it offended people… and their religious feelings. Nergal also called the Catholic Church the “most murderous cult on the planet” and was then sued by the All-Polish Committee For Defense Against Sects for his actions.

Nergal was actually found innocent of the same charge earlier this summer, but the case came back around again based on a prosecutorial appeal.

Just Reunite Already!!!

Liam Gallagher is suing his brother and former Oasis bandmate Noel for disparaging comments made during the band’s messy breakup in 2009.

“I have taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made during the Electric Cinema press conference on July 6 during which he claimed Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V Festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover,” Liam said in a statement earlier today. “That is a lie and I want Oasis fans, and others who were at V, to know the truth.”

“Noel also falsely stated that the demise of Oasis followed a massive row in which he claimed I demanded to advertise my clothing range Pretty Green in the Oasis tour program,” Gallagher added. “The truth is there was no such discussion or row between us. There are many reasons why Oasis split. But it had nothing to do with my clothing range.”

Liam insists that the lawsuit is not about money, but rather about getting an apology from his brother. “I am used to being called all sort of things by Noel and I have in the past said things about him, but what Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism.”

Trivium’s Lucky #13

With 22,000 in sales Trivium debuted #13 on Billboard this week! Their highest debut ever! Congrats to the band, and a solid album to back it up.

Just Static, No X

Static-X frontman Wayne Static will embark on a string of dates this fall in support of his first solo album, Pighammer, due on October 4 via Dirthouse Records. He will play select tracks off his solo CD and a number of classic Static-X songs, giving fans the hard driving metal they crave.

“I can’t wait to get on stage again,” exclaims Static. “It’s been far too long! I know everyone is curious as to what the new show will be like… and it’s going to be even a bigger party than before with some fun surprises. I have an awesome new touring band that includes some of the best players in LA. We’ll be doing plenty of shots on stage, playing some new songs off 'Pighammer', and, of course, playing a ton of classic Static-X songs. Let the Evil Disco party begin!”

The dates are as follows:

Sep. 27 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Sep. 28 - Portland, OR - El Corazone
Sep. 29 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Sep. 30 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Oct. 01 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
Oct. 03 - Billings, MT - Mannys
Oct. 04 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
Oct. 06 - Lubbock, TX - Wreckers
Oct. 07 - El Paso, TX - Trickey Falls
Oct. 08 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Oct. 09 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
Oct. 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Key Club

Gibson’s Flying V with Floyd Rose

Check out Gibson’s latest Flying V model here.

Once, Twice, Thrice…

Thrice has been an active band promoting their new album Major/Minor. Check out some released tracks here, here, and here and some live footage here, here, and here.

Corey Taylor Still Promoting Himself

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor wants to form a supergroup with Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

The two musicians met and became close friends after Taylor auditioned for the vocalist spot in Velvet Revolver that Scott Weiland left vacant in 2008. Even though he didn’t land the job, Taylor and McKagan continued to jam together on new music. The pair has already completed a batch of songs and the Slipknot star hopes to form a new band to perform the new material. On Fuse TV’s ‘A Different Spin,’ Taylor said, “Me and Duff will probably do some stuff later. Me and him, we really hit it off, and we’re really close, and we started writing songs together, and we’ve got some really good stuff. So, you never know. There might be a mystery supergroup out there - me and Duff and some other weird people - making some weird music that people are, like: ‘What? That’s them?’ So, yeah, maybe. We’ll see what happens.”

Kind of cool!

Umphrey’s McGee Releases New Single

The Chicago based band premiered their kaleidoscopic new song “Miami Virtue" on The song’s effervescent melodies, ping-pong synths, and raunchy guitars kick-off the group’s highly anticipated new album, Death By Stereo.

Coldplay Halloween Party?

Coldplay have announced their new album’s release date, October 25th.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels Upcoming Shows

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant's health problems have forced the group to cancel several concert appearances. A post on the band's website explains that the 51 year old singer was hospitalized last weekend as a result from complications from a previous surgery.

Smashing Billy’s Pumpkins

The recently, kind of, reformed Smashing Pumpkins have annouced a series of USA concerts dates for October.  The two-week tour by the group, led by Billy Corgan will start up in California and work their way east with Chicago, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia and other major other cities.

Fall’s Top 25 Anticipated Albums

Check out Billboard’s 25 Most Anticipated Albums of the fall here. Do think they are missing any?

Spotify Loses 1.6 Million

When it comes to services like Spotify, there are two types of users: (1) those who are paying, and (2) those who aren’t. And, Spotify just dumped a large number of (2), thanks to some recently-implemented restrictions designed to get more of (1).

In fact, according to internal documents obtained by Music Ally, a monstrous 1.6 million non-paying users either ditched their accounts or started a premium relationship between March and July of this year.  And, most importantly, Spotify added 520,000 paying subscribers in that period, a 51 percent surge.  By July 1st, Spotify counted 1.54 million premium subscribers, all before setting foot in the US.

Read more here

Happy Birthday!

Ginger Baker

FRET12 Fan of the Week

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Evanescence Returns, Its Official!

Evanescence has released a new single! “What You Want” is now able everywhere and you can listen to it here!


Jani Lane Dead

Former Warrant singer Jani Lane was found dead Thursday morning, an overdose is rumored to be the cause of his death. FRET12 extends our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.


Mushroomhead Off The Drugs

Jeffrey Nothing, the haunting voice behind Cleveland’s pioneering alterna-metal collective Mushroomhead, has signed with Suburban Noize Records. Nothing will release his debut solo album, ‘Nothing - The New Psychodalia,’ through the label in October.


Slash and Mary J…A Dream Combo?

The duo just started recording together…no idea why? Either way it could be cool!


Tribute to Dimebag

Trivium, Disturbed, Godsmack and others played Pantera classic “Walk” on the Mayhem Festival the other evening, honoring Dimebag Darrell. Check out the footage here.

Thrice Acoustic

Thrice released an acoustic track of Anthology, enough talk, listen here.


Woe, I Don’t Care

Vocalist Travis Carter has left the band Woe, Is Me.

Happy Birthday!

Mikko Lindström

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Kingdom Lost

Caleb Followill, the frontman of Kings of Leon, had a concert to remember Friday night in Dallas. The singer seemed intoxicated and acted quite odd eventually walking off stage to “vomit.” The other members of the band were forced to cancel the rest of the concert. Watch a video of the events here!

Yep, That’s His Foot In His Mouth

David Draiman is kicking himself, or just loves attention. Probably both, but speculation aside, the Disturbed frontman’s words about the band’s hiatus set off a fire storm of media and fan reaction that have left the band having to answer question after question about the possibility of the band calling it quits. FRET12 will be sitting down with guitarist Dan Donegan Friday at the Mayhem Festival. If you would like a question answered by Dan, click here to submit.

Maylene’s New Gig

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster have a new album coming out. IV, the follow-up to III, will be released September 27th. If you have not checked out this band, now is the time!

Mayhem Loses In Flames

Swedish metal band In Flames was forced to pull out of this summer’s Mayhem Festival because of a serious family illness. No other detail were given, our thoughts and prayers go out to the band.

Bob Rock Still Hoping For Metallica To Call…

Producer Bob Rock, who produced many of Metallica’s album including the Black Album, recently had an interview with where he talked about the album’s recording. Check out the interview here.

Another Child Prodigy To Make You Feel Terrible

Check out this video of a seven year old kid playing drums at a Taking Back Sunday soundcheck. This kid rules!

Tom Delonge and Airwaves (182)

Even with Blink 182 getting ready to tour, Tom Delonge is still working with Angels and Airwaves on the side. Check out this trailer for the band’s movie “Love,” and a live performance of their song “Epic Holiday.”

Sex, Drugs, and Electronica

Funny the things that happen after a movie premiere riot. Perhaps predictably, the ‘Electric Daisy Carnival Experience’ theater tour has been cancelled by AMC and Regal theaters, thanks to the mobbed, chaotic meltdown outside the Hollywood premiere last week.  Meanwhile, police are still sifting through the aftermath of a situation that required the shutdown of several city blocks, mass arrests, and attacks on police and equipment. Read more about this story here!

Christmas in July!

Investors splashed another $14.5 million at music startups in July, bringing the year-to-date total to nearly $413 million. July beneficiaries included, CHNL, Scratch Music Group, and Dubset.  Here’s July…    

And, here’s 2011 year-to-date…

Happy Birthday!

Jerry Garcia (RIP)

Dan Donegan

Robert Cray

FRET12 Fan of the Week

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Disturbing Comments

Disturbed frontman David Draiman has been telling many press sources that the band does not plan on being active in 2012, touring or recording. Draiman told an Idaho radio station on July 13 that the band will not headline a sixth Music As A Weapon tour in 2012 — and is not sure what its plans for the future are. “We don’t know what we’re doing … This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for awhile, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on. So I don’t know. It’s hard to tell … But you’re not gonna see a Disturbed tour for awhile.” Draiman did not elaborate on what “personal” or “internal” issues the band was dealing with. Could this be the quiet end to a power house, arena rock band?

Tom Morello:  Comic Book Hero

Tom Morello has been crusading against social injustice for years as the Nightwatchman and as a member of both Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, but in October, the guitarist will take the fight to the comic book page. Dark Horse Comics, the publisher of comics based on Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way's series The Umbrella Academy, will release the first issue of Orchid, a new comic penned by Morello, on October 12th.

Led Zeppelin:  Guitar Zero

Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick told Forbes magazine earlier this month that he desperately tried to get the members of Led Zeppelin to sign away their rights to a Guitar Hero game without success.

Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page previously made it clear he that he had no time for games that don’t teach players anything “significant” about music. He said in 2009, “You think of the drum part that John Bonham did on Led Zeppelin’s first track on the first album, 'Good Times Bad Times'. How many drummers in the world can play that part, let alone on Christmas morning?” He later softened his tone, stating, “It’s always a possibility that someone who’s playing those games may well want to actually take the step on their own. Or maybe they’re already playing guitar and they play that rock game. Y’know, it’s a fun thing to do, you get an understanding of the timing of music, with that you can have fun with on it. I think the most important thing is that with an instrument, you should just really have fun with it and enjoy it.”

Alice in Recording

Its official Alice in Chains is back in the studio! Awesome!

Once, Twice, Thrice

Thrice has returned from the studio with their latest album Major/Minor. The band has released a free download of a new song for fans via SoundCloud, which can be found here, enjoy!

Go To A Concert!

"2010… was the single largest year-over-year decline in the history of the live event business, straight up, in the 35 year history of Ticketmaster and I think anywhere else,” said Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard in a weekend interview with Topspin head Ian Rogers.  ”You have to take a step back and say, ‘why? what is the fan telling us that isn’t right about the business?’”    

Is this becoming a broken model?  Indeed, a look at Live Nation's financials shows the dramatic plunge, with 2008 also offering a catastrophic free-fall.

FRET12 Sale

FRET12 announced a one day only sale of the Men’s Coiled T-shirt! Hurry over the FRET12 on Facebook for more details!

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The Wait Is Over

Blink 182 has released a new song. No more talk, listen and enjoy!

Summer Mayhem

The fourth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival began this week. Headliners Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, In Flames, and many more highlight the amazing bill. Dates run through August, be sure to check out if the tour runs through your town!

Dave Growl

Foo Fighters guitarist Dave Grohl became the #1 search result on Yahoo for a day after his rant at a show kicking a fan out for fighting another fan in a mosh pit. You be the judge, mosh or dance?

Evanescence Returns…Cool?

Amy Lee, the famed singer of Evanescence has begun teasing fans with the band’s new music. It has been years since the band’s last album, which fans have eagerly awaited. Many reasons have plagued the band’s return including a revolving door of members and label disagreements with the band. Check out this article with some videos of the bands new music.

Vai and Satriani, Enough Said

The House of Blues Hollywood rocked this past Sunday, July 10, when Joe Satriani and Steve Vai hosted a benefit concert in support of their friend Cliff Cultreri, a music industry veteran. The duo raised over $100k.

A number of items from Satriani and Vai’s personal collections were auctioned off, including custom amps, cabinets, pedals and guitars. An autographed Satriani red JS1200 raised $6,200, while a custom Fibenare guitar collected $4,800.  The auction continues until today, bid on items here.

The White Stripes Never Die

The White Stripes may have broken up earlier this year, but they’re not letting their non-existence getting in the way of debuting new material. The rock duo has released two previously unheard tracks through the Vault subscription service of Jack White's label, Third Man Records. Listen to them here…and here.

Kurt Cobain Still Building Bridges

Aberdeen City Council may name a bridge and small park after Nirvana's frontman Kurt Cobain. Alberdeen, Washington is Cobain’s hometown and was the theme of “Something In The Way,” a song off Nevermind. It is said to be about Kurt’s experience while briefly living under a bridge over the Wishkah River.

George Harrison Documentary

A documentaryon George Harrison will premier on HBO in October. The film will be produced by Martin Scorcese and Harrison’s widow Olivia. It is set to air in two parts on October 5th and 6th.

Tweet This

This is interesting to think about. The following diagram compares the best selling albums of this year to the Twitter rankings of the artists themselves. The results seem to show that for artists outside of the mainstream pop, constant tweeting can seem like a waste of time.

Tim Mahoney Interview

Look out for FRET12’s interview with 311 guitarist Tim Mahoney which will be live soon. Look out for our contest to give away a great 311 poster signed by Tim.

Happy Birthday to Joe Satriani!

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