Friday, June 23, 2017

Angélique Kidjo - Summertime

The Swedish Midsummer is here and Thetania is one year older, two big celebration on one day, herring and a cake :) We at Tune of the Day wish you all a happy Midsummer, take it cool and give alot of love. We will be out for a herring and fresh potato lunch with the classic Swedish nubbe, bbq in the evening, bath and Sauna!

 Summertime, and the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high
Oh, your daddy's rich and your ma is good-lookin'
So hush little baby, Don't you cry

Today's tune "Summertime" is for Thetania, one of her all time favorite. Happy Birthday my love. Angélique Kidjo has recorded George Gershwin's "Summertime", an great version of a fantastic tune.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Biters - Stone Cold Love

Georgia rockers BITERS have released a new Video from the Record Store Day single "Stone Cold Love". The tune is taken from the album "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be"

BITERS main influences include bands such as CHEAP TRICK, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, NEW YORK DOLLS, THIN LIZZY, DEAD BOYS, SLADE, T-REX, etc. They have already received significant credit from people such as Nikki Sixx, from MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Today's tune "Stone Cold Love" is a stomping rocker with sprinkled stardust sent from T-Rex. The Video was Produced by Ashley Simpson and Tuk Smith at Studio Space Atlanta and Oakcliff Studios. Actress: Acacia Marie Fusco, Snake handler: Constance Echo Palmer

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Papa Roach - Periscope (feat. Skylar Grey)

The Vacaville, California rock band PAPA ROACH have a released a new video for the song "Periscope", (see below) the tune which features a guest appearance by Skylar Grey, is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Crooked Teeth", which was released on May 19 via Eleven Seven Music. The album has received generally positive reviews from critics.

Regarding to blabbermouth did PAPA ROACH vocalist Jacoby Shaddix said:

"'Periscope' is inspired by the realization that sometimes within a relationship you might not be worth being loved or that the other person may not be worth your love, and the struggle within that — how much effort it takes to make things work. One part that I think is really meaningful in the video is when Skylar and I are in the shot at the same time, yet we're not engaging with each other. It represents the 'disconnection' with two people, which is very much what the lyrics describe." Grey added: "You are loving someone from a distance, not able to reach them." 

Regarding how the Grey collaboration came about, Shaddix told the Q103 radio station: "We wanted to have a guest female vocal on "Periscope", and on the last album, we had Maria Brink from IN THIS MOMENT on "Gravity". I didn't wanna just go in and grab another rock chick. I wanted to work with somebody that was outside the box and different but that I was a fan of. So I've been listening to this girl Skylar Grey for a few years now. And she's been on some great tracks — she's been on some Dre stuff, some Eminem stuff, she's been on a FORT MINOR track. But she's kind of this indie, alternative, pop type of girl, and she's just got a lot of credibility in that scene, and she's got a great voice, and I'm a big fan."

The album was written and recorded in a cramped North Hollywood studio, "Crooked Teeth" was produced by first timers Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain, with the exception of "Born For Greatness", which saw the band collaborate with writer/producer Jason Evigan (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Zedd, MAROON 5) for this positive, pulsating anthem. Furlong and Brittain, who grew up listening to PAPA ROACH, inspired the band to revisit some of the traits that personally endeared the band to them, most notably singer Jacoby Shaddix's remarkable rapping technique and the band's intense live energy.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Egonaut - The Pledge

Swedish doomsters EGONAUT release new music video and unveil album details "The Pledge" is taken from the upcoming album "The Omega" out November 2017 worldwide on Mighty Music/Target Group.

"The Pledge" is a powerful and atmospheric tune. Catchy melodies and high-powered vocal.

Fredrik Jordanius, guitars, on "The Pledge":

I wanted to make a “simple”, straight to the point rock song for this album and this is what came out of it; a straight forward, catchy tune with a good chorus and a great guitar solo. The song also showcases the somewhat wider possibilities given by not having to combine guitarplaying and singing simultaneously. Lyrically it depicts turning yourself over to a greater power, unknowing of its motives and what it might cost you. As with most of the songs I wrote the majority of the riffs and then we put it together down in our studio. The video was once again filmed by Walka Photograpy, but the editing/post production was done at the Zebra Station and at Nackdrag Design. 

 Formed by Fredrik and Markus in 2005, EGONAUT have spent the last seven years refining their own brand of stoner-rock, merging it with seventies hard rock, metal and a 21st century attitude into their very own brand of music: Bastard Rock.

EGONAUT have also established themselves as one of Sweden’s most crushing live acts, leading to EGONAUT sharing the stage with among others HAMMERFALL, MUSTASCH, SONIC SYNDICATE, LILLASYSTER and HARDCORE SUPERSTAR.

Today's tune "The Pledge" is taken from the upcoming album "The Omega" out November 2017. The video shows the band rocking out as silhouettes, playing against a spacey background. Performed by Egonaut, Filmed by Walka Photography, Edited at the Zebra Station and Additional magic by Nackdrag Design

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Place of Skulls - The Black is Never Far

Monday, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

Busy times with a lot of work makes music listening suffer a bit, the pile of new records are growing again. So this week I pick an album that have a few years of playing time, an album that was in the pile of recommendations and now ended up as a "Record Of The Week"

"The Black is Never Far" is the third full-length album by PLACE OF SKULLS. The band is from Knoxville, Tennessee and was formed in 2000 by PENTAGRAM, ex-DEATH ROW, ex-CATHEDRAL, guitarist Victor Griffin. Griffin left PENTAGRAM in 1996 and during this time before starting the band, became a Christian. The name is a biblical reference to Golgotha. The band put out their debut album "Nailed", on Southern Lord Records in 2002. Many of these songs deal with Griffin's new found faith in Christianity. Four songs from the "Nailed" session were explicitly Christian and for this reason did not appear on the album. These were released as the "Love Through Blood" EP in 2005. Scott "Wino" Weinrich joined the band for their second album, "With Vision". This album was released by Southern Lord Records in 2003. Shortly after, Wino left the band to concentrate on THE HIDDEN HAND. In 2006 the band signed to Germany's Exile on Mainstream Records and released the album, "The Black Is Never Far". In 2010, the band released their fourth album, "As a Dog Returns".  2014 Griffin rejoined PENTAGRAM. June 17, 2016 the band released the album "In-Graved".

"The Black is Never Far" is a soulful rock album with music from a dark place, light doomish, light SABBATH riffing by guitar slinger and vocalist Victor Griffin. His vocals delivers husky, thick melodies that are filled with worldly destruction and as the album title indicates, the road to Hell is never more than a few missteps away. The album kicks of with real stoner chug "Prisoner's Creed", thick and heavy riffing. "Relentless" is another heavy rocker. "Sense of Divinity" is a heavy piece where SABBATH vein blows true the tune, great song work. "Darkest Hour" starts soft and beautifully before it erupts with SABBATH riffing, but keeps the calm , truly nice guitar work on this tune. "Interlude #1, #2, #3" are more like guitar picking intros. The half pace-acoustic tunes like the title track and the closer "Changed Heart" are very beautiful, melancholy with a sense of compassion. "Lookin' For a Reason" is a blusey one, with a guitar playing that is incredibly sensitive, moving, almost heartbreaking, brings a new meaning to the term of manly sorrow and sadness.

Sum: If you are up 2 some melancholy blues-doom, then "The Black is Never Far" is absolutely you're thing!

Today's tune "The Black Is Never Far" with Victor Griffin at Little Devil Tilburg 19-10-16

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Budgie - Breadfan

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Breadfan" is a heavy metal song originally recorded by BUDGIE, appearing on their 1973 album "Never Turn Your Back on a Friend". The title refers to a person's relationship to money, "bread" being slang for money. The lyrics highlight the moral dilemmas on what to do with money; keep it, give it away, spend it and to ultimately be free of it and not to let it rule your life. This song was also featured in the video game Brütal Legend and its introduction used in a Brazilian sports TV news Globo Esporte.

BUDGIE are a Welsh hard rock band from Cardiff. They are described by author Garry Sharpe-Young as one of the earliest heavy metal bands and a seminal influence to many acts of that scene, with fast, heavy rock (an influence on the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) and acts such as METALLICA) being played as early as 1971. The band has been noted as "among the heaviest metal of its day".

Original line-up of BUDGIE, featuring Burke Shelley Bass and Lead vocals, Tony Bourge, Lead Guitar, and Ray Phillips Drums.

METALLICA released a cover of the song in September 1988 as a B-side to their "Harvester of Sorrow" single. It was later included on their 1998 album Garage Inc., and was also used as an encore during their 1988-1989 tour supporting their "...And Justice for All" album. A live video version is present on the "Live Shit: Binge & Purge" boxed set, taken from their Seattle concerts on August 29 and 30, 1989 where it was performed in the second encore. It was also played with frequency during the Madly In Anger with the World and World Magnetic Tours. A short clip of "Breadfan" is played at the beginning of the "Whiskey in the Jar" music video. METALLICAs drummer, Lars Ulrich, is a big fan of Budgie and visits them when he's in the UK. METALLICA also covered BUDGIEs 1971 song "Crash Course in Brain Surgery."

For those who don't know, the story behind the video goes something like this...

BUDGIE manager Graham Moloney had made repeated attempts to get BUDGIE on the Old Grey Whistle Test TV show, without luck. He said that the show's producer and director Mike Appleton and Colin Strong just didn't want to know.

So BUDGIE did the "Breadfan" video independently in a London studio. A late technical problem with the filming of a Sly Stone concert meant "Breadfan" got played on OGWT on 24 July 1973.

About 10 years ago. ex-Bandolier member Terry Cubberley bought a copy of the 18mm video tape of "Breadfan" on eBay. The tape had video but no sound. Terry sent the tape to ex-BUDGIE drummer Ray Phillips and Ray got someone he knew at BBC Wales to transfer the video from the deteriorating tape to digital media, and dub/sync the audio.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Apocalypse Orchestra - The Garden Of Earthly Delights

Lodged between medieval times and modern metal, APOCALYPSE ORCHESTRA weaves a faceted tapestry of music. The tones of ancient drone instruments entwines with heavy guitars and music separated by over 800 years meet.

The band was formed by musical partners in crime Mikael Lindstrom and Erik Larsson, inspired by their love for folk music and slow metal they decided to combine the two. With a foundation of original music and lyrics but also incorporating melodies from as far back as the 11th century the goal was to create a musical homage to a bygone musical era. The songs tell of flagellants, plague doctors, tales of hell, the meaninglessness of war and of suffering; they are all chapters in the bands grimoire. To balance it out they also shine a light on medieval art, science and enlightenment.

After an initial period of writing music, the band needed to prepare for the stage. Jonas, Rikard and Andreas, all long time friends of Mikael and Erik, was asked to join, each bringing their own styles and inspirations, thus completing the band.

The quintet’s debut album, "The End Is Nigh", which focuses on tales of the plague, hell, and the meaninglessness of war and suffering, was recorded throughout the latter half of 2016. The drums were recorded at Studio Overlook by William Blackmon (GADGET, BEARDFISH, ISOLE) and the rest at Studio Bordun by the band. Per Nilsson of (SCAR SYMMETRY, ZIERLER, KAIPA) mixed the record at Studio Kabyss.

Since their inception in 2013, APOCALYPSE ORCHESTRA have become a familiar entity on the Swedish club circuit as well as making the festival rounds. With a live show that features theatrical performances (sometimes utilizing actors and dancers), fire and projected animation, the band has become one of the most talked about acts currently playing out. The band feels the theatrical element can enhance the music, giving it the feel of classic storytelling.

A performance was given live with the Gävle Symphonic Orchestra and a chamber choir, smelting the philharmonic with metal and folk music during a night of cross over music in a sold out concert hall.

APOCALYPSE ORCHESTRA always looks forward as well as inward, to seek answers to some of history’s biggest questions, as well as have a critical look at some common medieval myths. Lyrical themes ranges from everyday toils of the common man in the dark ages, onwards to art, science and literature, all the way to otherworldly views of existence.

Today's tune "The Garden of Earthly Delights", taken from the bands latest album "The End Is Nigh", enjoy! Video directed, filmed and edited by Magnus Ewald. Christer Circle Linde, the actor performing in the video. Nymla, the artist who have created several of the masks seen in the video. Stephansdotter Photography (writer) for all the wonderful photos taken on set.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Asphyx - Deathhammer

"Deathhammer" is the eighth studio album by the Dutch death doom division ASPHYX. The album was released on February 27, 2012 and celebrated a massive success by scoring several “album of the month” titles and even charting for the first time in the band’s history, which began back in Overijssel, Netherlands in 1987. It's also the last studio album to feature founding member Bob Bagchus, who left from the band in order to spend more time with his family and replaced by Stefan Hüskens.

Today's tune is the title track from the eighth studio album "Deathhammer", enjoy!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Eric Clapton - After Midnight

Thursday, time for a cover. As we did J.J. Cale last Sunday, lets play Eric Clapton's version.

"After Midnight" is a rock song by J.J. Cale, first released in 1966. Eric Clapton later covered it for his eponymous album, released in 1970. Clapton's rendition became a success, prompting Cale to re-record the song for Cale's 1972 album Naturally. In 1988, Clapton later re-recorded the song for a Michelob beer commercial and then released the re-recording as a single. "After Midnight" is considered one of Clapton's signature songs throughout his career. Other artists cover the song in later years.

The tune can be found on "Eric Clapton" is the debut solo album from British rock musician Eric Clapton, released in August 1970 under Atco and Polydor Records.

After being successful with bands including THE YARDBIRDS, JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS, CREAM and BLIND FAITH, Clapton recorded an album under his own name in late 1969 and early 1970. The album cover shows Clapton sitting in a room which is going to be decorated and in which a ladder, a chair and some carpets are placed. Clapton holds a cigarette in his right hand and has his Fender Stratocaster Brownie electric guitar with him.

Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler performing live during Claptons 25th Anniversary Tour in Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, San Francisco, USA - 21st September 1988.

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood - After Midnight (Live from Madison Square Garden 2008)

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Imagine Dragons - Believer

"Believer" is a song by American rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS. The song was released on February 1, 2017 through Interscope and KIDinaKORNER as the lead single from the band's upcoming third studio album, "Evolve".

The song was used in a Nintendo Switch commercial shown during Super Bowl LI. The song was also used in a Bleacher Report video tribute to the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Dancing with the Stars contestant Bonner Bolton and his partner Sharna Burgess performed to the song during the May 8, 2017 airing. "Believer" also played during the season one finale of Riverdale and on the WWE 24: Finn Bálor documentary. The song appeared in the trailer for Murder on the Orient Express where its usage was met with mixed response.

The music video was released on March 7, 2017 and stars Dolph Lundgren. It was directed by Matt Eastin.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Gogol Bordello - Saboteur Blues

The Gypsy punk veterans GOGOL BORDELLO announce new album and share a frenetic lead single "Saboteur Blues". They also will hit the road with a trip to the states, the all the North American fall tour dates below.

This summer, GOGOL BORDELLO are returning with their first album in four years. It’s titled "Seekers and Finders" and serves as their seventh overall following "Pura Vida Conspiracy" in 2013.

Written over an extended time on three different continents, "Seekers and Finders" finds the nine-piece multi-cultural band in top form - an aural party of violins, accordions, trumpet, marimba amongst the standard rock basics of guitars, drum and bass. Single LP on 150 gram splatter colored vinyl with digital download redemption card.

Regina Spektor guests on the track "Did It All".

Release dates is set to August 23, 2017.

Today's tune “Saboteur Blues”. is a song about the full commitment to the moment and putting the end to this self-sabotage,” Hütz explains. “And going on a rampage with it. Our lives are royally sabotaged by our thinking being stuck in our past or future.”

Gogol Bordello 2017 Tour Dates:

08/26 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
09/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/18 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
09/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
09/23 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
09/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
09/26 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
09/27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
09/29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
09/30 – Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
10/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
10/03 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/04 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
10/06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/19 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
10/20 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music HAll
10/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
10/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
10/24 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
10/25 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/27 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooley’s
10/28 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
10/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/31 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
11/01 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/02 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/03 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Avararium - Hurricanes and Halos

Monday, New Week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

Swedish metallers AVATARIUM, fronted by Jennie-Ann Smith, have launched their third full-length opus titled "Hurricanes and Halos".

Founded back in 2012’s by CANDLEMASS mainman and bassist Leif Edling and SOEN guitarist Marcus Jidell, AVATARIUM completed their line-up with keyboardist Carl Westholm, known for his work with CARPTREE, KRUX and JUPITER SOCIETY and drummer Lars Sköld of TIAMAT, beside already mentioned Jennie-Ann Smith, Edling still continues his influence as mentor and creative force, and has written six of the eight new tracks. However, this time Jennie-Ann and Marcus were also strongly involved in the songwriting process, and with the new bass master Mats Rydström.

"Hurricanes and Halos" is a bluesy, 70s influenced quasi-doom rock monster. The album fires off with the killing tune "Into the Fire – Into the Storm", where a powerful voice together with a great guitar work with masterful solos and a hammond organ that makes you weak in every single bone in your body. "The Starless Sleep" (today's tune) is an amazing tune, with superb vocals and a melody that have an convincing catchiness that easily could be a big radio hit in the future. "Road to Jerusalem" is a folksy half pace tune, amazing strumming guitar-work and beautiful vocals. The nine-minute epic "Medusa’s Child" is far out piece with kids sing-alongs, creepy weirdness, shifts between heavy and melodic and progressive old school. Next masterpiece is the "The Sky at the Bottom of the Sea" where the typical Edling trade mark make it's appearance along with psychedelic DEEP PURPLE organs, groovy and very powerful and the vocals make you vibrate of happiness. "When Breath Turns to Air" is a slow thing, a beautiful ballad. "A Kiss (From the End of the World)" is a another great tune with guitars that will flip you over and astonishing Jennie-Ann, it’s remarkably how she with that kind of ease adapts to the overall mood of the songs on the album. The record wraps up melancholy and elegant with the instrumental piece of the title track "Hurricanes and Halos".

Summary: "Hurricanes and Halos" is a very joyful and elegant album, classic, epic and powerful!

Today's tune "The Starless Sleep", second single/video release from "Hurricanes and Halos", enjoy!

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

JJ Cale - After Midnight

Sunday, time for a classic.

"After Midnight" is a rock song by J.J.Cale, first released in 1966. Eric Clapton later covered it for his eponymous album, released in 1970. Clapton's rendition became a success, prompting Cale to re-record the song for Cale's 1972 album Naturally. In 1988, Clapton later re-recorded the song for a Michelob beer commercial and then released the re-recording as a single. "After Midnight" is considered one of Clapton's signature songs throughout his career. Other artists cover the song in later years.

Cale wrote "After Midnight" at a "much slower tempo" in contrast to Clapton's later fast-paced rendition. He recorded the song and then release it in 1966 as a single with its flipside track "Slow Motion". When Eric Clapton was working with Delaney & Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett introduced Clapton to the music of J.J. Cale. "After Midnight" was the first of several Cale cover songs released by Clapton and appeared on his self-titled debut album. The performers on this version were Clapton on vocals and guitar, Bobby Whitlock on organ and vocals, Jim Gordon on drums, Delaney Bramlett on rhythm guitar, Carl Radle on bass, Leon Russell on piano, Jim Price on trumpet, and Bobby Keys on saxophone. It also appears on Just One Night, a live album recorded in Japan in 1979.

In 1988, Clapton re-recorded the song mainly for a Michelob beer commercial. The 1988 re-recording was released as a single with different B-side tracks: "I Can't Stand It" for the seven-inch vinyl, "Whatcha Gonna Do" for the twelve-inch vinyl and the CD, and live recording "Sunshine of Your Love" as the CD's one of three tracks. Another live version was released on Live from Madison Square Garden with Steve Winwood on organ.

Clapton said in his 2014 interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune:

The construction of "After Midnight" was great and it had everything. The thing that summed up J.J. for me is it had a little country, a little blues, it was rock and there was this guitar part that was baffling. That has always been the fascinating part; I still don’t think we got it right [on my version]. I’ve always been in awe of J.J.’s technique... He was a rhythm guitar player and a great lead guitar player, too. But when he played rhythm, it was very difficult to get it and know what he was doing.

When we recorded it, me and Delaney both did the guitar part it at same time, and it was a really difficult claw-hammer (picking) thing. I thought: "This is too hard," so we made a meal out of it. What got me is that it appeared to be a very complex track and I was just intrigued, and thought: "I've got to try and get this right." Cale was coming from this very soulful white music. It was at Delaney's insistence that I did "After Midnight", and that was probably one of the first songs we decided to record. And that began my association with J.J., really.

Cale was unaware of Clapton's recording of the song until it became a radio hit in 1970. He recalled to Mojo magazine that when he heard Clapton's version playing on his radio, "I was dirt poor, not making enough to eat and I wasn’t a young man. I was in my thirties, so I was very happy. It was nice to make some money."Cale's friend and producer Audie Ashworth then encouraged him to capitalize on the song's success by recording a full album, Naturally, released in 1972. Cale issued the re-recorded version as a single that same year with its B-side track, "Crying Eyes." The 1972 re-recorded version reached #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Cale told The San Diego Union-Tribune in his 1990 interview about Clapton's version:

I thought: 'Well, that won't go anywhere'. A year later, they started playing it on every radio station, including in my hometown. The first time I heard it on my car radio I just drove off to the side of the road. Because I'd never heard anything of my own on the radio before...

All record companies want big-selling records, and my music is a little too raw for commercial success. People are familiar with my songs, especially through Eric Clapton. But I have a hard time drawing a crowd, because I have been a songwriter. I've never sold a lot of records; my music's gotten much more famous than me.

Cale released a live version on the album Live in 2001.

John Weldon "J. J." Cale (December 5, 1938 – July 26, 2013) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Though he deliberately avoided the limelight (being temperamentally averse to celebrity) his influence as a musical artist has been widely acknowledged by figures such as Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, and Eric Clapton, who described him as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock". He is considered to be one of the originators of the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz.

Many songs written by Cale have been recorded by other artists, including "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton; "Call Me the Breeze" by LYNYRD SKYNYRD, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, and Bobby Bare; "Clyde" by Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook; "I Got The Same Old Blues" by CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Freddie King, and Bryan Ferry; and "Magnolia" by Poco, Beck, Lucinda Williams, IRON AND WINE, José Feliciano, Ben Bridwell, and John Mayer with Eric Clapton.

In 2008 he, along with Clapton, received a Grammy Award for their album, The Road to Escondido.

Today's tune is recorded live in Dutch studio 1994.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Vattnet - Dark Black

VATTNET is a progressive metal band hailing from New Hampshire. Originally conceived as a post black metal band under the moniker VATTNET VISKAR, they have recently transformed their sound (and name) to be more in tune with progressive metal acts like ROSETTA, INTRONAUT and THE OCEAN.

VATTNET did a short interview with Nine Circles, this is what Chris says about the name change.

Like many of us, the guys in VATTNET entered 2016 with high hopes and a ton of momentum. The year before, the group — then known as VATTNET VISKAR — had released its sophomore full-length, "Settler", to a ton of acclaim, done tours with THE ATLAS MOTH and 1349, and lit the Rams Head on fire at Maryland Deathfest. But then, following an early-year tour with TAAKE and YOUNG AND IN THE WAY, frontman Nick Thornbury left the band — altering the band’s trajectory in more ways than one.

Fast forward to 2017, and the band — having dropped the “VISKAR” and soldiered on as a trio — has plans to release a new album later this year. Ahead of that, guitarist Chris Alfieri took some time out of his day to discuss how the new material — and the band’s new sonic direction — has taken shape. But the chat quickly turned into a sprawling conversation about social media, the similarities between PALLBEARER and TOTO (no, really), and how we can all treat each other better in the new year and beyond. It was an altogether excellent time, and we’re thrilled to share it with you here.

Today's tune "Dark Black" is the first single out of the upcoming album with VATTNET, enjoy!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Mr. Big - Everybody Needs a Little Trouble

The call went out. Time for a new MR. BIG album. They convened in a Los Angeles studio and in a matter of six days, the boundless result of all that musical talent is "Defying Gravity", with the release of their ninth original studio album (Release Date: 07-07-2017) and start of a new worldwide tour.

Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s "Lean Into It" and 1993’s "Bump Ahead") for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on "Defying Gravity" due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.

“It was great to get back in the studio with our original producer, Kevin Elson,” says guitarist Paul Gilbert. “Kevin recorded all of our original classic albums from the ‘80s and ‘90s, and we immediately felt that magic chemistry with him on "Defying Gravity". We basically played live in the studio. Over the years, we’ve all had a chance to experiment with every recording technique possible, but it’s still always the best just to play together as a band. Most of my guitar solos were tracked live with the band. I’ve worked hard on my improvisation in the last few years, and it really paid off on this record… both melodically, and on the face-melting stuff.”

"Defying Gravity" is the follow-up to 2014’s "The Stories We Could Tell".

MR. BIG is gearing up for the launch their worldwide tour, check below for all the dates.

“2017 is filling up quickly with tour dates all around the world,” proclaims Gilbert. “I can’t wait to play the new songs, and of course our favorites from the old days like ‘Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy’ ‘Just Take My Heart,’ ‘Green Tinted Sixties Mind,’ ‘Wild World,’ and ‘To Be With You.’”

Today's tune "Everybody Needs a Little Trouble" is taken from the upcoming album "Defying Gravity".

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Jun 06 Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA
Jun 07 The Newton Theatre Newton, NJ
Jun 09 The Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT
Jun 10 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Jun 12 The Basement East Nashville, TN
Jun 14 Manchester Music Hll Lexington, KY
Jun 16 Gas Monkey Live! Dallas, TX
Jun 17 Scout Bar Houston, TX
Jun 19 Knuckleheads Saloon Kansas City, MO
Jun 22 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
Jun 23 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
Jun 24 The Rose Pasadena, CA
Aug 17 Porão do Alemão Manaus, Brazil
Aug 19 Tom Brasil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug 20 Music Hall Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Aug 22 Opiniao Porto Alegre, Brazil
Aug 24 Montevideo Music Box Montevideo, Uruguay
Aug 26 Multiespacio La Cupula Santiago, Chile
Aug 27 El Teatro Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aug 29 Centro de Convenciones Festiva Lima, Peru
Aug 31 Escuela de Musica Fernando Bogotá, Colombia
Sep 02 Sala Corona Cuauhtémoc, Mexico

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night

"In the Pines", also known as "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" and "Black Girl", is a traditional American folk song which dates back to at least the 1870s, and is believed to be Southern Appalachian in origin. The identity of the song's author is unknown, but it has been recorded by many artists in numerous genres. Traditionally, it is most often associated with the American folk and blues musician LEAD BELLY, who recorded several versions in the 1940s, as well as the American bluegrass musician Bill Monroe, who helped popularize the song (in a different variant, featuring lyrics about a train) among bluegrass and country audiences with his versions recorded in the 1940s and 1950s.

The song, performed by THE FOUR PENNIES, reached the UK top twenty in 1964. A live rendering by the American grunge band NIRVANA, which reinterpreted LEAD BELLYs version and was recorded during their MTV Unplugged performance in 1993, helped introduce the song to a new generation.

Singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain was introduced to the song by fellow Seattle musician Mark Lanegan, and played guitar on a version on Lanegan's 1990 album, The Winding Sheet. Like Lanegan, Cobain usually screamed its final verse.

It is likely that Cobain referenced Lead Belly's 1944 Musicraft version for his interpretation of the song; Lanegan owned an original 78 rpm record of this version, and it is the one that Cobain's version most closely resembles in terms of lyrics, form and title. In a 2009 MTV article, Kurt Loder remembers discussing the song's title with Cobain, with Cobain insisting, "But the Leadbelly version is called 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night,'" and Loder preferring the "In the Pines" title used by Bill Monroe (as well as Lead Belly).

Cobain earned critical acclaim for his acoustic performance of the song during NIRVANAs MTV Unplugged appearance in 1993. Canadian musician Neil Young described Cobain's vocals during the final screamed verse as "Unearthly, like a werewolf, unbelievable." This version was originally sanctioned to be released as a b-side to the band's "Pennyroyal Tea" single in 1994, but the single was cancelled following Cobain's death in April 1994. It was posthumously released on the band's MTV Unplugged in New York album in November 1994, and as a promotional single from the album. In 2002 the song featured as a bonus track on NIRVANAs "best of" compilation album NIRVANA. A solo Cobain home demo, recorded in 1990, appears on the band's 2004 rarities box set, "With the Lights Out".

Enjoy today's tune!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Supralunar - For the Greater Good of Rock N' Roll

The Swedish Rock band SUPRALUNAR proudly present the brand New single and Video "For the Greater Good of Rock N' Roll".

The Video is really amazing, with a small budget, shit loads of creativity ends up like this is pretty cool. The Video is Produced by the main man Petri Tuulik who is also behind the screenplay. It's directed and filmed by Andreas Rolfer Wrangö. Guest acts by Angelica Åhlander who plays the teacher and Anders Hessling who is the principal. Check out the video below, enjoy!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Foo Fighters - Run

Suprise! A new tune "Run" by the American rock band FOO FIGHTERS. It was released as a single on June 1, 2017. "Run" is a great tune that starts with a 40-second intro with just soft guitar notes and mellow vocals by Grohl. After the intro, the song erupts into a hard rock sound, featuring heavy, distorted guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and alternating melodically sung and screamed vocals by Grohl, it kicks ass!

The song had first been played live in February 2017. The studio version of the song was released as a single on June 1, 2017, making it the band's first single since "Saint Cecilia" in 2015. Many music journalists noted the song is expected, but not confirmed, to be off of the band's upcoming ninth studio album. The single was a surprise release, without any prior indication being made of its existence, other than the band's vague allusions to working on music over the course of 2017.

A music video for the song was released on the same day. The video features the band performing the song in a nursing home, in make-up making them appear as elderly versions of themselves, and end up inciting a riot amongst other patients and orderlies. The video was directed by band frontman Dave Grohl. Turn it up.

Upcoming Tour dates:

06/16 - Reykjavick, Iceland - Secret Solstice Festival
06/19 - Helsinki, Finland - Rock The Beach
06/21 - Riga, Latvia - Lucavsala Island
06/24 - Somerset, UK - Glastonbury Festival - SOLD OUT
06/26 - Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Arena
06/27 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
06/29 - Gdynia, Poland - Open’er Festival
06/30 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
07/02 - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter – SOLD OUT
07/03 - Paris, France - Accorhotels Arena - SOLD OUT
07/06 - Madrid, Espana - Mad Cool Festival – SOLD OUT
07/07 - Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival – SOLD OUT
08/19 - Osaka, Japan - Sonic Summer Festival
08/20 - Osaka, Japan - Sonic Summer Festival
08/22 - Seoul, South Korea - Jamsil Soccer Field
08/24 - Bangkok, Thailand - Challenger Hall Arena
08/26 - Singapore - National Stadium
09/10 - Berlin, Germany - Lollapalooza Berlin
11/18 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital

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