The team behind Chris Cornell have released the lyric video for the new song “When Bad Does Good” that will be released on a Chris Cornell Box Set. The lyrics are eerie. Take a listen.
“My Antidote” is the new song off Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators new album, Living The Dream.
Avril Lavigne is coming back in a big way. The Canadian singer hasn’t released music in 5 years and she announced her new single, “Head Above Water” next week.
She writes: “Thank you for waiting so patiently as I fought through and still continue to fight, the battle of my lifetime. The first song I am choosing to release is called ‘Head Above Water.’ It is also the first song I wrote from my bed during one of the scariest moments of my life. I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down. I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air. Like I was in a river being pulled in a current. Unable to breathe. Praying to God for Him to help me just keep my head above the water. To help me see through the stormy weather. I grew closer to Him. My mother held me. In her arms, I wrote the first song that I am releasing to tell my story.”z
Adding: “To be honest, part of me doesn’t want to talk about being sick because I want it to all be behind me, but I know I have to.”
Are you excited to have music from Avril Lavigne?
Last week, Mac Miller was found dead in his home due to an apparent overdose.
Today, TMZ.com is reporting that Mac Miller’s cause of death is still an official mystery. An LA Doctor has deferred the official cause of death until the
The Coroner is deferring the cause of death so the family can begin planning Miller’s funeral.
Rapper Mac Miller died on Friday at the age of 26 of a drug overdose. Since then, the internet has been mourning the loss of Miller while others on the internet have taken to social media to begin to harass and blame the rapper’s ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande.
I am not going to publish any of the hate comments made by fans toward Grande as they do not deserve the publicity. However, I do want to address this situation as it is a dangerous response to the death of Miller.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller dated for a good while. When I was reporting on Miller’s death, I joking said that Miller’s claim to fame was his rap in Grande’s song “The Way” and then ultimately the two began to date. Not sure on the timeline there, but that’s my memory of their relationship.
Grande ultimately decided to break off their relationship citing Miller’s substance abuse as a key reason for the break. Fast forward to a few months ago, Grande is now engaged to Pete Davidson, whom she has only dated for a few months.
Many of Millers fans blame Grande’s quick engagement to Davidson has the reason Miller took a turn for the worse and eventually overdosed on drugs. These same fans have now began to harass Grande to the point that she has disabled comments on her Instagram account.
So, Who’s To Blame?
Mac Miller is to blame for Mac Miller’s death. The idea that there is someone else who is directly responsible for Miller’s death is beyond stupid. Unless it comes out that someone secretly drugged Miller into an overdose, Miller is ultimately responsible for his own actions.
Could the break up with Grande and then her quick engagement have been a factor into Miller continuing his drug use? It’s possible. It’s possible that drugs was the only way Miller could have coped with the breakup of Grande, but it’s still Miller’s responsibility to either find a healthy coping method or seek help.
Blaming Ariana Grande is not helping anyone, including Miller’s friends and family during this difficult time. If anything, you are causing Granda a level of grief that is not only uncalled for buy straight up mean.
Maren Morris said it best.
Leave Ariana Grande Alone!
Ariana Grande is mourning the death of someone she loved. Maybe even someone she still loves. Just because she moved onto a new relationship doesn’t mean that she didn’t still care for Miller.
It’s okay for your to mourn Miller’s death – no one is telling you not to. Mourn by sharing your favorite lyrics, videos, pictures and moments of Miller’s life and career. Remember the good times of his life, not the parts that are hard for you and for Grande.
Blaming, harassing, and accusing Grande is dangerous. Don’t do that. Don’t make anyone feel worse than they already do. You don’t know a person’s limit on the amount of grief they can handle.
Put yourself in Grande’s shoes. She is a very young woman who has a few songs that will remind her of Miller. Can you imagine having to go on tour and have people want to hear you sing a song that features an ex-boyfriend that is no longer alive?
Please, let Ariana Grande mourn on her own. Don’t harass her.
Faith Hwang is a young musician based out of the Bay Area. She currently has one EP titled “Him” and three singles on spotify, bandcamp, and soundcloud. Hwang is inspired by a variety of music genres from Korean Pop Jazz musicians like I.U. to mainstream American icons like Frank Ocean. Her style generally pays close attention to the melody portraying her influences, but her lyrics focus on her unique perspective of life. She has insight into the world around her, both on and off the track. The listening experience, in my opinion, is playful and catchy.
“Him” released 2018 talks about a situation incredibly human. At some point, in most people’s life, they will be on the hurtful end of unrequited infatuation. Whether it be a celebrity, a childhood friend, or even a past lover—most people will be rejected. How we choose to react to those low points often reveal the most important details about our personalities. Hwang’s EP takes a light-hearted and dark-humored approach to the topic. Lines like “Stalker/follower whatever you call me I don’t care,/ I love you so much that it hurts.” tow the line between sad/sweet and obsessive/creepy.
Juxtaposed against those lines are songs like “Do you still like me?” that offer a reversed perspective on the same situation. The entire set throws in a variety of intriguing platitudes like “If you knew me, you’d lose your interest immediately.” These lines read like footnotes in the speakers journal. The narrative is gently placed throughout the six songs, with such emphasis on melody, that you find yourself singing along on only the second or third play through.
Hwang also shared her experience as an Asian American women in the music industry. Hwang commented: “I’ve worked with a lot of Bay area artists and I’ve had great experiences. It’s like “oh, I’ve learned something.” I feel like I’ve grown and taken that experience to help me widen my range.” She went on to explain that in her hometown, her experience was not as positive. “I was paying to use his [recording] equipment. It wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t want his interaction, but it was more so a “you respect me and I’ll respect you.” I was just shocked because he would say things like “I have demoitis because I’m not willing to change things.” It wasn’t that I wasn’t willing to change, but he recorded my song not in my range.” Hwang expressed that this clamp around her creative freedom became the catalyst for her upcoming single “Demoitis”. The song is sure to be relatable to anyone who can relate to the feeling of being unfairly demeaned or patronized.
For more on Faith Hwang, visit her at: faithhwang.bandcamp.com, soundcloud.com/faithhwang or @faith.hwang on instagram.
A Review of “Live From Royal Albert Hall” by Alter Bridge featuring The Parallax Orchestra
Alter Bridge’s first album, One Day Remains, was released in 2004. I bought that album on day one. I consider myself a “day one” Alter Bridge fan. I have since gone on to purchase every Alter Bridge album on the day it gets released as well as pre-order the digital copies. The band has been releasing music for 14 years.
In those 14 years, the guys have broken out and released music with other artists, solo records, and been featured on other artists tracks. This Friday (September 7), Alter Bridge releases something that reinvents their music.
Alter Bridge will be releasing an album and dvd from their performance from Royal Albert Hall, and it’s incredible. You don’t want to sleep on this release.
Alter Bridge partners up with Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson and they give the music a new life, not that any of these songs needed it. Some of these songs were written 15 years ago, released 14 years ago, and have been revived with a new take on these classics.
I was lucky enough to get a press screening of the show, and my mind was blown. The show starts out with “Slip to the Void”, and you will be blown away with arrangement that the band and the orchestra came up with.
While the song was true to the original arrangement, the orchestra added layers to it that you couldn’t imagine until you heard it. The added strings and music production to these songs is artistic.
You can tell that the band was having an incredible time as well. When the band is having a good time, you know that the show is going to be better than if the band was having a crappy time. Myles and Mark were clearly having an incredible time on stage.
A really fun feature on the video of the show is that they have done this in-depth documentary style overview of putting the show together. A crew went in and interviewed everyone involved in the making of the show.
Not only was there an interview, but you also got to see footage from the rehearsals with the band and the orchestra. This was not only fun but very insightful to be able to see part of the creative process
The band takes a 25 minute break, which is one of the spots where they show us the documentary, but when they come back, they are even more on top of their music and performances. I wish I had the time to go song by song and tell you how great this show is, but I will tell you that one of my favorites is them playing “Ghosts of Days Gone By”.
The orchestra really brings this song to new levels. This has always been a favorite of mine, but with the new arraignment, you can’t
The band debuted a song that has been on their discography for close to 10 years. “Words Darker Than Their Wings” is a song that the band never played live. It was one of the first times we heard mark sing the main melody on a track.
Mark Tremonti said in the documentary that this song is one of his favorite song’s from Alter Bridge. He went on to say that this song they’ve wanted to play for a while and Myles has never really been open to it until this show.
They played the song (you can watch below) and it was amazing. Mark’s vocals were on point like never before.
The natural transition from “Words Darker Than Their Wings” is to go straight to “Water Rising”, which is the first song in which Mark sings the entire melody and Myles joins Mark on harmony.
1. Slip To The Void
2. Addicted To Pain
3. Before Tomorrow Comes
4. The Writing On The Wall
5. Cry Of Achilles
6. In Loving Memory
8. Ties That Bind
9. The Other Side
10. Brand New Start
11. Ghost Of Days Gone By
12. The Last Hero
13. The End Is Here
14. Words Darker Than Their Wings
15. Waters Rising
17. Wonderful Life / Watch Over You
18. This Side Of Fate
19. Broken Wings
21. Open Your Eyes
The ending of the show will make your hairs stand up on your arms and neck. I am not going to tell you what it is, but you will love it.
You are really going to enjoy this project. I think it’s a massive risk for the band to put together, but it paid off massively. If you love Alter Bridge, even a little, you will dig this project. Part of the proceeds for the show went to the Future Song Foundation, and group Myles Kennedy is involved of.
For more information on this release, go to AlterBridge.com
Ozzy Osbourne is going on one last major tour. The No More Tours 2 tour will be Ozzy’s second retirement tour in about 25 years. The first one was the No More Tours tour of 1992.
However, this tour is different as Ozzy isn’t retiring from tours, just from world tours, according to his interview with Blabbermouth.net.
“I’m just not doing world tours anymore,” he added. “I’m still doing gigs. I’m still going to do shows, just no more world tours. They’ll say, ‘You said you were going to retire on the No More Tours tour 25 years ago,’ I’m not retiring!”Blabbermouth.net
Ozzy went on to say that he’s singing better now than he ever has.
“The band is great and I’m singing better than ever,”Ozzy Osbourne
Bono, the band’s singer, had lost his voice. This was night two of the Experience + Innocence tour and only a few songs into their set.
“I’m so sorry… I was ready to sing for you, but something has happened and I think we can’t go on. It’s not right for you. I’m sure this is not a big problem but I’m gonna have to do something.”Bono
The band decided to take a 10 minute break to see if Bono’s voice would come back and also give the building enough chance for the smoke to clear and the AC to kick in more.
After the break, the show was officially called off.
“We’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation. Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice. We don’t know what has happened and we’re taking medical advice.”
“As always, we appreciate our audience’s understanding and all our fans’ support in Berlin and those who travelledU2
from afar. We will update you very soon.
Bono later released a statement saying that he will be able to continue the tour after many started to believe that the whole tour would be canceled.
“I’ve seen a great doctor and with his care, I’ll be back to full voice for the rest of the tour,” Bono wrote. “So happy and relieved that anything serious has been ruled out. My relief is tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience were so inconvenienced. There was an amazing atmosphere in the house, it was going to be one of those unforgettable nights but not for this reason.”Bono
We will keep you posted if there are any other developments.
Aretha Franklin’s services will be this Friday in Detroit, Michigan. The ceremony will begin at 10am EST and will be at the Greater Grace Temple.
The Queen of Soul was 76 when she passed away of pancreatic cancer. Over 20 singers have been invited to sing at the ceremony including Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, Jennifer Holliday, Marvin Sapp, Jennifer Hudson, and Fantasia.
Details on how you can stream the services can be found here.