Deluxe Reissue of ‘The Who Sell Out’ to Include 46 Unheard Songs

The Who have announced a new super-deluxe edition of The Who Sell Out with 112 tracks, 46 of which have never been heard before.

The new top-of-the-line set, due on April 23, also includes both the original mono and a stereo mix of the original album, studio outtakes and early takes, 14 of Pete Townshend‘s original demos, two bonus singles, an 80-page hardback full-color book and nine posters and inserts.

There will also be a two-LP stereo vinyl package, a two-CD/two-LP mono vinyl version, a two-CD edition and a digital release. The Who are already sharing several preview songs, including early versions of “Pictures of Lily” and “Odorono.”

Check out both demos and a complete list of the super-deluxe edition bonus tracks below.

The Who Sell Out originally arrived in December 1967 as a loose concept record parodying society’s increasingly consumerist attitudes – complete with between-song jingles and commercials. The album, which sounded like a pirate radio station, was rounded out with a pop-art sleeve design created by David King, art director at London’s Sunday Times, and Roger Law of the Spitting Image television program.

Listen to Pete Townshend’s Demo of of the Who’s ‘Pictures of Lily’

Each of the band members is featured in his own made-up print ad. Roger Daltrey was said to have spent so much time in a vat of cold beans that he caught pneumonia.

“I Can See For Miles” became a Top 10 hit, while elements of Townshend’s mini-opera “Rael” would later return for 1969’s double-platinum Top 10 follow-up, Tommy.

Listen to Pete Townshend’s Demo Version of the Who’s ‘Odorono’

The Who, ‘The Who Sell Out’ Super Deluxe Track Listing
Disc 1: Mono Mix / Bonus Tracks
“Pictures of Lily” (original U.K. track single mix)
“Doctor, Doctor” (original U.K track single mix)
“The Last Time” (original U.K. track single mix)
“Under My Thumb” (original U.K. track single mix)
“I Can See for Miles” (original U.K. track single mix)
“Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand” (original U.S. Decca single mix)
“Someone’s Coming” (original U.S. Decca single mix)
Unused Radio London ad: “Early Morning …”
Unused Radio London bulletin link: “Jaguar”
Unused Radio London ad: “Tattoo”
“Rael” (New York early rough mix)
“Sunn Amps” promo spots “Great Shakes” ad

Disc 2: Stereo Mix / Bonus Tracks
“Rael Naive” (complete with organ coda ending)
“Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand” (U.S. single version)
“Someone’s Coming”
“Summertime Blues”
“Glittering Girl”
“Early Morning Cold Taxi”
“Girl’s Eyes”
“Coke After Coke”
“Sodding About”
“Things Go Better with Coke”
“Hall of The Mountain King”
“Jaguar”
“Rael (remake; IBC version) / “Track Records” outro

Disc 3: Studio Sessions 1967-68
“Glittering Girl: (Take 4, 2018 remix)
“Girl’s Eyes” (Take 2, 2018 remix)
“The Last Time” (Take 8) “Under My Thumb” (Take 3, 2018 remix with full ending)
“Our Love Was” (Take 2)
“Relax” (4-track to 4-track mix with Pete vocal)
“Relax” (Takes 1 and 2)
“Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand” (Takes 1 & 9)
“Relax” (Remake Take 4)
“I Can See for Miles” (full version)
“Medac” (Take 11)
“Odorono” (Take 3, 2018 remix)
“Heinz Baked Beans” (Takes 1 & 3, 2018 remix)
“Top Gear” (Takes 1 & 2, 2018 remix)
“Premier Drums” (Takes 1 & 3, 2018 remix)
“Charles Atlas” (Take 1)
“Rotosound Strings” (Take 1, 2018 remix
“Track Records” (2018 remix)
“John Mason Cars” (Takes 1-3) / “Speakeasy” / “Rotosound Strings” / “Bag O’ Nails” (2018 remixes)
“It’s a Girl” (aka “Glow Girl”) (Takes 1 & 3)
“Mr. Hyde” (1st stage mix Take 1)
“Little Billy” (Takes 1 & 3)
“Mrs. Walker” (aka “Glow Girl”) (4-track to 4-track mix, take 7)
“Call Me Lightning” (Take 1 backing track, stereo mix & jam)
“Dogs” (Take 3)
“Melancholia” (Take 1)
“Shakin’ All Over” (Take 3)
“Magic Bus” (Take 6)

Disc 4: ‘Road to Tommy’ 1968 Recordings
“Glow Girl”
“Faith in Something Bigger”
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
“Call Me Lightning”
“Little Billy’s Doing Fine”
“Dogs”
“Melancholia”
“Fortune Teller”
“Facts of Life” (aka “Birds and Bees” backing track)
“Magic Bus” (single version)
“Call Me Lightning” (U.S./U.K. mono single mix)
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (U.K. mono single mix)
“Dogs” (U.K. mono single mix)
“Magic Bus” (mono, longer version)

Disc 5: Original Pete Townshend Demos
“Kids? Do You Want Kids”
“Relax”
“Glow Girl”
“Glow Girl” (Version 2)
“Inside Outside U.S.A.”
“Jaguar”
“Little Billy”
“Odorono”
“Pictures of Lily”
“Relax” (Version 2)
“Melancholia” (2018 remix)
“Thinking of You All the While (“Sunrise,” Version 2)
“Mary Anne With the Shaky Hands”
“I Can See for Miles”

Bonus 7″ Discs:
U.K. 45, “I Can See for Miles” (early mono mix with single-tracked vocal) / “Someone’s Coming” (original U.K. track single mix with single-tracked vocal)
Decca USA 45, “Magic Bus” (U.S./U.K. mono) / “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (original U.S. Decca single mix)

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Avenged Sevenfold: 70 Percent of New Album Done Says M. Shadows

Avenged Sevenfold have already said that they won’t release their next album while the pandemic still has a grip on the world, but the work on the successor to 2016’s The Stage has continued. Singer M. Shadows now estimates that 70 percent of the new record is complete.

Late last year, the Avenged Sevenfold frontman stressed the importance of releasing new music while also having the ability to support it on tour. Citing the quick turnover in excitement around new recordings, the group wants to ensure they’re maximizing their opportunity, especially when three years of time have been poured into the recordings.

Speaking with Minneapolis, Minnesota’s 93X radio station (audio below), Shadows said of the highly-anticipated eighth studio effort (transcription via Blabbermouth), “We’re working on stuff. We have pretty much 70 percent of the record done.”

The pandemic has put certain aspects of recording on standstill, however. The singer relayed, “We have some things we can’t finish right now because of COVID — string players, et cetera. We know Andy [Wallace, longtime Avenged Sevenfold mixer] doesn’t wanna travel, or his management doesn’t want him to travel because of COVID. So there’s just a lot of things going on.”

Reiterating how critical touring is to the new record, Shadows urged, “It doesn’t make sense for us right now to put out a record and not be able to tour it. The world has changed. Putting out a record on Spotify without touring for a rock band, it just doesn’t make sense to us. So we’re going to wait till everything is back, then we’ll come out with the record, finish it up, and all will be good.”

Fans did get a taste of something new from Shadows earlier this year, just not with Avenged. He took part in a multi-guest version of “Linewleum” by NOFX, which was a new version of their classic song “Linoleum,” made as a tribute to so many artists who have covered the song since it was released on 1994’s Punk in Drublic.

Avenged Sevenfold also have an enticing offer for fans once concerts make their return. As part of an initiative the helps build homes for U.S. military veterans, they partnered with a motorcycle for a sweepstakes prize pack that includes a VIP trip to a show and a lot more.

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows on 93XRadio

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AFI Share Two New Songs, Announce ‘Bodies’ Album Details

AFI are back with a double dose of new music today. The band has just released their driving new rock track “Looking Tragic” along with the faster-paced cut “Begging for Trouble,” and they’ve now announced the details for their forthcoming album Bodies.

“‘Looking Tragic’ addresses the theme of overstimulation resulting in desensitization,” says frontman Davey Havok. “Melodic and driving, the song came to life quickly and immediately stood out as a track to make bodies, if not sentiments, move.” Check out the video and lyrics below.

Meanwhile drummer Adam Carson chimed in on the other new offering, “Begging for Trouble.” “After years of receiving early versions of songs from Jade and Davey, in forms that span loosely arranged chords and scratch vocal to fully realized demos, I think I have become quite adept at knowing which songs will or will not make the record,” stated Carson. “‘Begging For Trouble’ was green lit, at least in my mind, the moment I heard the vocals come in. To me, the track is a cornerstone of the new record.” The song and lyrics can be checked out below.

Both songs follow on the heels of the previously released pair of tracks – “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles.” And with four songs revealed, AFI are now giving us the details on their upcoming release as well. Bodies is set for a June 11 release via Rise Records and pre-orders are being taken here. The full track listing and artwork can be viewed below.

The Bodies album was produced by the band’s own Jade Puget and mixed by Tony Hoffer. “AFI is such an integral part of who I am. What we do with AFI together is a foundation for me,” explains frontman Davey Havok. “Coming back is a return to a home I’ve always known.”

“I couldn’t do what I do in AFI in any other place,” adds guitarist Jade Puget. “Davey and I have written songs together for over 20 years now. I couldn’t find the thing he and I have together anywhere else, nor the thing the four of us have when we come together. AFI is home for me and will always be that.”

“At this point, it’s not even a choice. It’s just what I do,” drummer Adam Carson concurs. “I started this band with Davey when I was 16. It’s something that I love so much. It’s just a part of me.”

“Every album is an opportunity to show people a snapshot of our evolution,” adds bassist Hunter Burgan. “And with this band, it’s always something fresh. We’ve been playing together for so long that I have a deep understanding of each of my bandmates‘ musical styles, and yet I am still pleasantly surprised by the new things they bring to each record.”

As for what to expect, Puget cautions, “Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together. Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent, but those things come about organically. Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what’s come before. But as artists, we can’t do that, because it would only hinder our creativity.” Get ready to see what AFI provide listeners this time.

AFI, “Looking Tragic” (Official Video)

AFI, “Looking Tragic” Lyrics

Wait a minute. This may be boring.
Is it less than a total mess?
In a minute this may turn sour if we last.

Wait a minute. You may be boring
icy holes in my snowy head
ever dry and yet warmly melting in cold beds.

Everyone’s looking tragic
looking for the new panic
looking for a new panic in anyone.

He spun light into black skyscrapers.
She hid weapons beneath her dress.
Wait a minute. I may be boring you to death.

Everyone’s looking tragic
looking for the new panic
looking for a new panic in anyone.

What a total mess. I’ll take her.
What a total mess. I’ll take him.
What a total mess. I’ll take her.
What a total mess. I’ll take them.

Everyone’s looking panicked
looking for something tragic
looking for a new panic in anyone.

AFI, “Begging for Trouble”

AFI, “Begging for Trouble” Lyrics

Just for fun, my vibrant one, grow old.
With dying suns my vibrant one’s grown cold.

You grow cold as you wait for me in the night, as you struggle.
You’ll wait for me, for you asked for trouble.

We’re not done, my trembling one, be still
Til I come parading back in red frills with black thrills for you.

Tou wait for me in the night, as you struggle.
You’ll wait for me, for you asked for trouble.

Don’t take tears in your dress seriously.
Don’t take wounds in my chest seriously
And, desperately, I beg you

Wait for me in the night, as you struggle.
You’ll wait for me, for you asked…begged for trouble.
Just wait.

AFI, Bodies Artwork + Track Listing

Rise Records

1. Twisted Tongues
2. Far Too Near
3. Dulceria
4. On Your Back
5. Escape From Los Angeles
6. Begging for Trouble
7. Back From the Flesh
8. Looking Tragic
9. Death of the Party
10. No Eyes
11. Tied to a Tree

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Blackberry Smoke Announce New Album, ‘You Hear Georgia’

Blackberry Smoke have announced the release of You Hear Georgia, which also marks the band’s 20th anniversary. The album will be released on May 28, and it’s deeply connected to the Southern rock band’s regional roots.

The 10-track LP is the band’s first since 2018’s Find a Light, which reached No. 3 on the Top Country Albums chart and No. 2 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. Guest contributors on the album include Warren Haynes, the Black Bettys and Jamey Johnson.

Blackberry Smoke continue to pay homage to the influences of their home state. You Hear Georgia‘s title track attempts to reflect both the ups and the downs of the state’s long and complicated history.

You can watch the video for the title track below.

“Lyrically, the song is about the South being misunderstood,” singer Charlie Starr said in a statement. “It’s obviously a rough and tumble world, and there’s a lot of bad people. But there’s a lot of good people, too. It started with the idea of how people might have a preconceived opinion of you because of a thick Southern accent, then expanded into the reality of how some people just seem to have such a hard time getting along, thanks to political or religious views, or simply what part of the country you come from.”

Blackberry Smoke have a series of live dates lined up and have tentative plans to continue to do so through the release of You Hear Georgia, though the band is noting that cancellations and postponements may occur due to coronavirus restrictions.

You can see the track listing for You Hear Georgia below.

Blackberry Smoke, ‘You Hear Georgia’ Track Listing
1. “Live It Down”
2. “You Hear Georgia”
3. “Hey Delilah”
4. “Ain’t The Same”
5. “Lonesome For A Livin’” (feat. Jamey Johnson)
6. “All Rise Again” (feat. Warren Haynes)
7. “Old Enough To Know”
8. “Morningside”
9. “All Over The Road”
10. “Old Scarecrow”

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Stryper Singer + L.A. Guns Guitarist Form Doom Band Sunbomb

Forgot the threat of solar flares wiping out worldwide communications because Sunbomb, the new doom band formed by Stryper singer Michael Sweet and L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, have just announced their debut album, Evil and Divine, in tandem with the release of the fiery first single, “No Tomorrows.”

Although the primary inspiration for the band’s sound is rooted in doom influences, “No Tomorrows” is a hard-charging, classic heavy metal track. Hey, Black Sabbath wrote some fast songs, too, not just slow-churning riff-monsters, so it more than fits in with the ethos and Sweet really tests his upper register.

“Sunbomb was an idea, then an experiment. When I heard the first vocal completed I was blown away by Michael’s voice,” said Guns. “It’s an exciting album!”

“Hard to believe that I met Tracii for the first time just a few years ago. We hit it off right away and we obviously share the same love for metal,” added Sweet.

“Traci sent me a song and I loved the vibe and then he eventually asked me to sing on the entire album,” the singer elaborated. “What I love about it is it’s definitely different not only for me, but for Tracii as well. I think fans will love this album and although it’s reminiscent of some of the greatest metal bands of the past, it also has a fresh spin to it. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it! I’m honored to be a part of it.”

Listen to “No Tomorrows” toward the bottom of the page, where you’ll also find the Evil and Divine artwork and track listing.

Regarding the Evil and Divine album cover, Loudwire reached out to the band for clarification as the “sun cross” symbol depicted has held various meanings throughout thousands of years of human history. In the modern day, it has been linked with white supremacist views and neo-Nazi affiliates, which the band denounced outright while elaborating on their intent, also noting Tracii Guns is of the Jewish faith.

The album cover represents an explosion within the sun, a take on the band name Sunbomb, obviously. Within the sun is a “sun cross” engulfed by flames. It is also known as a solar cross or wheel cross. It symbolizes life and the four seasons associated with it. On our cover, it is engulfed in flames, again, a take on our name, “Sunbomb”. This was the concept of the album cover, not a flaming iron cross. Nobody, and we mean nobody, involved in the process of creating and conceptualizing the artwork was thinking about anything remotely associated with white supremacy or any other hate groups who have co-opted symbols for their disgusting purposes. Not to mention, Tracii is Jewish and Michael’s Christian beliefs are more than well documented, so we hope that everyone understands that neither of them in any way condone white supremacy and any interpretations that they are would be ludicrous. It is simply supposed to be a cool metal album cover to pair with what we hope people will think is a cool metal album.

Evil and Divine drops May 14 on Frontiers Music SRL and pre-orders can be placed here.

Sunbomb, “No Tomorrows”

Sunbomb, Evil and Divine Album Art + Track Listing

01. “Life”
02. “Take Me Away”
03. “Better End”
04. “No Tomorrows”
05. “Born To Win”
06. “Evil And Divine”
07. “Been Said And Done”
08. “Stronger Than Before”
09. “Story Of The Blind”
10. “World Gone Wrong”
11. “They Fought”

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Duff McKagan’s Pre-Guns N’ Roses Band to Release Unheard Music

Previously unheard recordings from ’80s Seattle punk band the Living, which included a 17-year-old Duff McKagan, are set for release on a new album.

The Living: 1982 will come out on April 16 and features some of the earliest music recorded by the future Guns N’ Roses bassist.

As with many punk bands from the Pacific Northwest, the Living’s story began in a Seattle basement, where the teenage McKagan, playing guitar at the time, teamed up with bassist Todd Fleischman, singer John Conte and drummer Greg Gilmore. The group opened for various acts, including Canadian punks D.O.A. from just across the border. “D.O.A. was basically like my Kiss,” McKagan said in a statement.

After a few months of successful gigging, they decided to hit the studio to see what would happen. After cutting several songs, the project was abandoned as the band split up. McKagan moved to Los Angeles, where he met Axl Rose and took off on his Guns N’ Roses adventure, while Gilmore stuck closer to Seattle and eventually collaborated with future Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard in the band Mother Love Bone.

Although the tracks featured on The Living: 1982 were wild and exciting, they’d never make it into the hands of any producer or label until now. Uncovered nearly 40 years later by Gilmore, the record features seven original tracks, all written by McKagan.

You can hear the first single from the LP, “Two-Generation Stand,” below.

“The Living was the beginning of all things Seattle for me – a turning point in my life,” Gilmore noted in a press release. “I joined a band and a community. These guys are still my brothers. I’ve cherished these recordings since the days we made them. This record is a fantastic document of a loaded moment. I love it.”

“It doesn’t matter what year this music was recorded, cause it is undeniable,” said Gossard, whose label, Loosegroove, is releasing the set. “But the fact that Duff, Greg, Todd and John created these fully realized songs in 1982 gives credence to the idea that this band, the Living, are ground zero for the Seattle sound.”

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The Offspring Debut Title Track Off First Album in Nine Years

For years, The Offspring had promised a new album was on the way on now they’ve set April 16 as the release date of Let the Bad Times Roll, the follow-up to 2012’s Days Go By. A lyric video for the title track has just been released as well.

“Let the Bad Times Roll” is the first new original song from the group since the release of “Coming For You” in 2015, which also appears on the forthcoming 10th album by The Offspring. The latest single is a hand-clapper that shifts from raucous acoustic-driven passages to the band’s familiar punk sensibilities all while pointing the finger at the ills of the world today.

The album was produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Motley Crue, Metallica), who had helmed the previous two Offspring albums, Days Go By and Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace.

While there was familiarity there, Let the Bad Times Roll also stands as the group’s first album with bassist Greg Kriesel (known as Greg K.)., who sued singer and rhythm guitarist Dexter Holland and guitarist Kevin ‘Noodles’ Wasserman alleging trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over rights to the name.

Todd Morse, who had previously served as the band’s additional rhythm guitarist on tour since 2009, has since replaced Kriesel on bass full time.

Read the lyrics and listen to “Let the Bad Times Roll” below and view the album art and track listing further down the page. Pre-order your copy of the new record here.

The Offspring, “Let the Bad Times Roll” Lyrics

We’re gonna hang ‘em high
We’re gonna shoot straight up in the air
This eye is for an eye
Don’t need to ask and don’t need to care

But don’t be thinking we’re crazy
When you see all the hell that we’re raising
Don’t be thinking we’re crazy
Cause the truth is what we’re erasing

And so I
I’m doing it all for you
I’m doing it all for you

Oh baby let the bad times roll
Machiavelli flow
Hey Lincoln, how does your grave roll?
Take what’s right and make it wrong
Make it up as I go along
Let me know when you decide
Apathy or suicide
Oh baby let the bad times roll

Now it was all a lie
But that bitch won’t get in my way
Keep shoutin’ what I like – lock her up lock her up
Now that’s a good one I gotta say

But don’t be thinking we’re crazy
When you see all the hell that we’re raising
Don’t be thinking we’re crazy
Cause the truth is what we’re erasing

And so I
I’m turning my back on you
I’m turning my back on you

Oh baby let the bad times roll
On a stripper pole
Ya fuck it let the bad times roll
Mexicans and blacks and Jews
Got it all figured out for you
Gonna build a wall let you decide
Apathy or suicide
Oh baby let the bad times roll

The Offspring, “Let the Bad Times Roll”

The Offspring, Let the Bad Times Roll Album Art + Track Listing

01. “This Is Not Utopia” (2:38)
02. “Let The Bad Times Roll” (3:18)
03. “Behind Your Walls” (3:21)
04. “Army Of One” (3:11)
05. “Breaking These Bones” (2:46)
06. “Coming For You” (3:48 )
07. “We Never Have Sex Anymore” (3:30)
08. “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” (1:00)
09. “The Opioid Diaries” (3:01)
10. “Hassan Chop” (2:20)
11. “Gone Away” (3:16)
12. “Lullaby” (1:12)

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New Song by U.K. Alt-Metal Group Vexed Is Sick of This World Too

Vexed, the up-and-coming alt-metal band from the U.K., have just dropped a Grindhouse-styled music video for the floor-punching new song “Hideous,” off the newly announced Culling Culture debut album.

Anger and disgust may be the most relatable human emotion on the Earth right now, which Vexed bottled, distilled and consumed undiluted at casket strength potency on “Hideous.” There’s a brilliant tradeoff in the way this four-piece structured their pounding grooves and serrated vocal assaults, with subtle shades of nu-metal influences.

“It gives us great satisfaction to share with you our Grindhouse inspired music video for our debut single, ‘Hideous’,” said the band. “Fueled by the feeling of ‘seeing red’ and having to decide how to react in moments of betrayal and rage, do you let your blood boil over or sit and wait for the killing instinct to pass?”

Watch the video and read the lyrics for “Hideous” toward the bottom of the page, where you’ll also find the album art and track listing for Culling Culture. Pre-order the album, out May 21 on Napalm Records, here.

Vexed, “Hideous” Lyrics

All I see is hideous

We’re so accustomed to the pain can’t see it’s killing us
There’s evil right before your eyes but you’re oblivious
But all I see is hideous
Disguised as victims but they feed off the delirious
Calculated subtle choices it’s insidious

You might have them fooled but not me
A wolf in sheep’s clothing is all that I see
So keep crying and whining go howl to the moon
‘Cos one day you’ll be left alone to lick your own wounds

You can’t pull the wool over my eyes
Your disguise is a failed attempt of looking elegant but to me you know all I see is…

Hideous

We’re so accustomed to the pain can’t see it’s killing us
There’s evil right before your eyes but you’re oblivious
But all I see is hideous
Disguised as victims but they feed of the delirious
Calculated subtle choices it’s insidious.

Am I the only person here who isn’t falling for your tears?
No amount of nudity can hide the ugliness beneath

All I see is hideous

We’re so accustomed to the pain can’t see it’s killing us
There’s evil right before your eyes but you’re oblivious
But all I see is hideous
Disguised as victims but they feed of the delirious
Calculated subtle choices it’s insidious

Sit, lie down, roll over if you please but all of your tricks little or big they don’t impress me
I’m the only one who’s got you all figured out
You and your fucking big mouth

Am I the only person here who isn’t falling for your tears?
No amount of nudity can hide the ugliness beneath

All I see is hideous

We’re so accustomed to the pain can’t see it’s killing us
There’s evil right before your eyes but you’re oblivious
But all I see is hideous
Disguised as victims but they feed of the delirious
Calculated subtle choices it’s insidious

Vexed, “Hideous” Music Video

Vexed, Culling Culture

Napalm Records

01. “Ignorant”
02. “Hideous”
03. “Fake”
04. “Epiphany”
05. “Misery”
06. “Narcissist”
07. “Weaponise”
08. “Purity”
09. “Drift”
10. “Aurora”
11. “Lazarus”

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Nancy Wilson Unveils Track Listing for Debut Solo LP ‘You and Me’

Nancy Wilson has released more details of her upcoming debut solo album, You and Me, including the full track listing and cover artwork.

The Heart cofounder recorded the LP in her California home studio, with band members and guest musicians joining remotely.

“I felt like I was once again able to reconnect with my pre-Heart self, my college-girl self, creating poetic, intimate and romantic songs, which pretty much is what I first brought in to Heart,” Wilson explained in a press release.

You and Me is mainly made up of originals, though a few covers are also included on the album. Wilson’s version of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising” came out last fall, giving fans their first taste of her solo debut. Other covers include renditions of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter,” the Cranberries “Dreams” and Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer.” The latter tune features vocals by Sammy Hagar, one of several notable guest appearances on the LP.

Elsewhere, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins contributed to the original track “Party at the Angel Ballroom.” Closing song “4 Edward” is an acoustic instrumental dedicated to the memory of Eddie Van Halen.

Wilson has won four Grammy Awards, been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. Still, You and Me marks the first solo studio album in her long career.

“I don’t know why it took me so long to do this,” she confessed. “Maybe I was stuck in traffic, maybe I was stuck in the Heart vortex of it all.”

You and Me is set for release on May 7. You can see the track listing below.

Carry On Music

Nancy Wilson, ‘You and Me’ Track Listing
1. “You and Me”
2. “The Rising”
3. “I’ll Find You
4. “Daughter”
5. “Party at the Angel Ballroom” (feat. Duff McKagan & Taylor Hawkins)
6. “The Boxer” (feat. Sammy Hagar)
7. “Walk Away”
8. “The Inbetween”
9. “Dreams” (feat. Liv Warfield)
10. “The Dragon”
11. “We Meet Again”
12. “4 Edward”

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March 2021 New Music Releases

The list of March 2021 new music releases is highlighted by a couple of key looks back from Neil Young, as well as new music from members of the Beatles, Kiss and Iron Maiden.

Young is issuing the retail version of his massive 10-disc Archives Vol. II, along with Young Shakespeare, a live recording and film. The stripped-down Young Shakespeare was recorded for German TV in 1971 at the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn., but never before released. Archives Vol. II focuses on music from 1972-76, following Young’s 2009 deep dive into his 1963-72 era.

Ringo Starr‘s Zoom In includes guest turns by former bandmate Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Steve Lukather and others. The five-song EP, recorded between April and October, provides a quick follow-up to last year’s What’s My Name

Smith/Kotzen, featuring Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and Winery Dogs guitarist Richie Kotzen, have a self-titled nine-song debut on the way, too. They share lead vocals throughout the project, which features an appearance from Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain.

Soul Station, the R&B-focused side project from Paul Stanley, also debuts with an album of nine covers and five originals. More information on these and other new rock-related efforts can be found below.

Remember to follow our continuously updated list of 2021 New Music Releases for details on projects issued throughout the year.

March 5
Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell; Mob Rules (deluxe edition reissues)
Kings of Leon, When You See Yourself
Neil Young, Archives Vol. II: 1972-1976 (10CD set)
Soul Station [Paul Stanley], Now and Then
Teenage Fanclub, Endless Arcade

March 12
Madness, Our House: The Very Best of Madness
Rob Zombie, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy
Saga, Symmetry (vinyl release)

March 19
Andrew Farriss [INXS], Andrew Farriss
Chris Cornell, No One Sings Like You Anymore
Ringo Starr, Zoom In [five-song EP with Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl, others]
Steve Earle and the Dukes, J.T.
Sting, Duets [Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Sam Moore, others]
Ten Years After, A Sting in the Tale (deluxe edition reissue)

March 26
Joe Strummer, Assembly
Jon Anderson, Olias of Sunhillow (2CD expanded reissue)
Level 42, The Complete Polydor Years Vol. 1: 1980-1984 (10CD set)
Liquid Tension Experiment, LTE3
Neil Young, Young Shakespeare
Smith/Kotzen [Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen], Smith/Kotzen
Spirit, Son of America (3CD expanded reissue)
Tower of Power, 50 Years of Funk & Soul: Live at the Fox Theater (2CD set)

April and Beyond
Cheap Trick, In Another World
Fleetwood Mac, Live: Super Deluxe Edition
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Live at Knebworth ’76
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle at Garden’s Gate
Jethro Tull, A (A La Mode): 40th Anniversary Edition
Motorhead, Louder Than Noise … Live in Berlin
Peter Frampton, Frampton Forgets the Words
Nancy Wilson [Heart], You and Me
Myles Kennedy, The Ides of March

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Kid Rock Has 18 Songs Ready for Next Studio Album

It’s been a few years since Kid Rock released his last album, Sweet Southern Sugar, but it looks as though a new record is in the works. During Detroit radio station WRIF’s 50th Anniversary feature checking in with multiple musicians, Rock offered an update on his next album.

Rock says (at around the 34 minute mark in the player below), “This Covid thing has been crazy for everybody. And my heart goes out to everybody who’s been affected by it, especially people who’ve lost people. But it’s kind of afforded me… I haven’t had this feeling since my first big record, Devil Without a Cause, where I’ve had this much time to sit around and re-write, zero in, replay — just meticulously go song to song to song.”

He continued, “I’ve got 18 that I’m in love with now, and four more that I wanna record. And I don’t know what the hell I’m gonna do with them. But thank God I’ve got my studio. That’s been my saving grace through this thing.”

No timeline for the new album’s release was revealed, but Rock sounds well into the record at this point.

Though Sweet Southern Sugar was Rock’s last studio album in 2017, he did release a greatest hits collection the following year and he issued an ’80s electro song “Quarantine” under the pseudonym DJ Bobby Shazam last year.

Kid Rock Speaks to Detroit’s WRIF-FM

2021’s Most Anticipated Rock + Metal Albums

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Listen to Gary Moore’s Previously Unreleased ‘In My Dreams’

A previously unreleased Gary Moore song has been released to spearhead the announcement of an album marking 10 years since his death.

“In My Dreams” can be heard below.

Provogue Records will launch How Blue Can You Get on April 30, containing eight unheard pieces from the former Thin Lizzy guitarist’s blues-era archive – four original songs and four covers of classic artists’ work. The track list can be seen below.

Moore died at the age of 58 on Feb. 6, 2011, in his sleep in a Spanish hotel. He’d enjoyed a career resurgence since abandoning hard rock in the ’90s and returning to his first love of the blues. “Suddenly I didn’t know who’d made those albums,” he later told Classic Rock of his heavier work. “I didn’t recognize myself in any of them any more. I thought, ‘Fuck it, I’ve got to do something about this.’ But I didn’t know what. Then I picked up my guitar again and this little blues thing just came out all by itself. And I realized that was what happened every time I picked up the guitar. It was always a blues that came first, because that was the music that came naturally to me.”

Describing How Blue Can You Get as “outstanding work,” Provogue Records said in a statement: “It’s our hope that current and future generations of music fans discover and re-discover Gary Moore, reveling in the artistry of not just a great guitarist, but a supremely talented musician. Back to the future with Gary Moore.” Along with a standard issue, the album will be available in a limited-edition format containing four guitar picks, two coasters, a postcard and a sticker. It’s available for pre-order now.

Gary Moore – ‘In My Dreams’

Gary Moore – ‘How Blue Can You Get’ Track List

1. “I’m Tore Down”
2. “Steppin’ Out”
3. “In My Dreams”
4. “How Blue Can You Get”
5. “Looking At Your Picture”
6. “Love Can Make A Fool Of You”
7. “Done Somebody Wrong”
8. “Living With The Blues”

Thin Lizzy Albums Ranked

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