Stone Temple Pilots have an upcoming US tour and speculation was rife over who would take the place of ousted singer Scott Weiland, but I honestly don’t think anybody was expecting the following to happen.
It was a bit of a shock for us here at Musicscramble when we heard the news today that not only is the Stone Temple Pilots tour to be fronted by Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington but they have also been in the studio!
The band unveiled their current lineup and their latest song over the weekend, taking the crowd by surprise. In interview Chester later said: “I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old. When the opportunity came up to so something creative with them I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with Linkin Park.”
It isn’t clear whether he will be the permanent vocalist for Stone Temple Pilots but we think it is entirely possible that like Myles Kennedy with Alter Bridge and Slash he could have more than one job!
The band released a teaser studio trailer for the song ‘Out of Time’ and to add to the excitement they have released the song for you to listen to also. Click below now and give it a listen. Continue reading “Stone Temple Pilots – Out Of Time” »
The title track from Megadeth’s upcoming album, Super Collider didn’t exactly set the metal heather alight. It wasn’t a bad song, however the radio friendly vibe had some fear that Mustaine and co could be taking another Risk.
‘Kingmaker’ may put some of those fears to rest as it comes hurtling out the traps with enough thrash to hopefully appease the purists among us. The song sounds like the album opener it is, intent on reminding everyone that Megadeth can still shred with the best of them.
What is may lack is a catchy hook that is synonymous with classics such as ‘Peace Sells…’ and ‘Symphony of Destruction’ however it provides more than a “by the numbers” effort. Yes, we have Mustaine’s trademark sneer and two blistering solos, however isn’t that the appeal of Megadeth in the first place?
Despite the many line-up changes (Super Collider is the first Megadeth album since 1997’s Cryptic Writings, not to feature a line-up change from the preceding album) this will be the band’s 14th album in 30 years.
Not bad for a band born out of a grudge. Take a listen to the song by clicking below. Continue reading “Megadeth – Kingmaker” »
We first featured Sonic Hearts Foundation last year as part of our New Band Spotlight section and it seems the band have continued their reluctance to toe the line with the norm; a reputation reinforced by their series of unique gigs across the UK. Gigs which are unrelenting in ambition from the visual installation events such as the debut single launch to an impromptu guerrilla gig in front of 2000 Pete Doherty fans from a rooftop opposite Glasgow Barrowland. The latter of which resulting in the arrival of Glasgow Police riot vans.
However it seems that not even a hefty fine from the Procurator Fiscal can deter this band on their musical quest; to do it their own way. Following on from last year’s debut single The Storm, Sonic Hearts Foundation step it up a gear with the release of their debut EP Into Forever. This four track EP – recorded in their home studio – gives a snapshot of the band’s unique and varied sound. A sound which refuses to be tied down and has elements of ambient, noise, alt-rock, synth lines and even Krautrock. Continue reading “Sonic Hearts Foundation – Into Forever EP” »
Megadeth are back with their new album Super Collider due out on in the US on 4th of June (also the same date they play Glasgow) – admittedly it is out the day before in the UK.
Anyway, they have released the first track from the album which is also the title-track. Since it’s release a few days ago it seems the track is proving musical Marmite between Megadeth fans. There isn’t a proper video from the band yet, but they did release an animated video of the upcoming album cover whilst you listen to the track.
The ‘video’ is below. Listen to the track and let us know what you think of it. Continue reading “Megadeth – Super Collider” »
Following a preview at the Coachella festival, Daft Punk have released the full audio of song “Get Lucky”, featuring Pharrell Williams and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers.
The song is the first release from new album Random Access Memories, their first studio release since 2005′s Human After All. Sporting a retro 70′s and 80′s sound, the new album is highly anticipated, especially following their recent great success with the soundtrack to movie Tron: Legacy.
The song has proven so popular it has even managed to break all previous records for streaming service Spotify, although the number of plays is undisclosed at the time of writing.
The single is available from Amazon and iTunes among others now with the album available from 21st May.
Although the video below is a static image, keep an eye out at the 2:20 mark for a little surprise.
Travis have completed work on their 7th album.
Those of you who know me personally will no doubt be aware that I am a huge Travis fan. I have loved the band since their debut single ’All I Wanna Do Is Rock’ and own pretty much everything they’ve ever released; CDs,vinyl, all promo singles, and yes, even the Red Telephone Box 10″ debut (which I own on promo and was lucky enough to later get signed). Did I mention they’re the band I’ve seen live the most also? 32 times from Glasgow to Warrington to Las Vegas!
They are brilliant live – thanks in no small part to Andy and his love of AC/DC – a far rockier band than that which make it on record. There is definitely a larger article needed here which I will write once the album is released, however for now Travis has made the first song (‘Another Guy’) from the new album available free to download here.
To go with it they made a VHS(?) video which you can watch below. I’m liking the direction their sound has gone over the last three albums, somehow it seems more electric and this continues that trend.
Understated and very catchy. Continue reading “Travis – Another Guy” »
As he continues to make a comeback, David Bowie has released the second song from his new album The Next Day.
‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ is a much more upbeat and rocking track than the reflective and melancholic “Where Are We Now?”. The video stars Tilda Swinton and Bowie as a couple who seem to be stalked by celebs, one of whom is an excellent ‘Bowie’. My take on it all is how celeb culture permeates into our lives. As always there is no doubt a much more wonderful deep, arty meaning to it all, but even taken at face value it a great song and video combo.
Actually from what has been released so far, both tracks are fantastic and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so excited by the prospect of a new Bowie album. Click below to watch the video now.
Continue reading “David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” »
Coheed and Cambria have released the video for “Dark Side of Me”, the penultimate track from new album The Afterman: Descension, which was released on Feb 4th. Keep an eye out on Musicscramble next week for the album review, but in the meantime enjoy the video below and be sure to check out the review of The Afterman: Ascension and our Box Set review of their discography.
Cinderella’s Tom Keifer is releasing his first ever solo album later this year. I for one are extremely excited by the prospect – it has been way too long since any new material from the Cinderella camp has been released.
This week the first fruit of his labours has surfaced with the release of ‘The Flower Song’. The mainly acoustic track, is reminiscent of the Heartbreak Station album, but also has more than a little tinge of 70′s Rod Stewart / The Faces about it. Continue reading “Tom Keifer – The Flower Song (2013)” »
Alice In Chains have started the New Year with the first release from their forthcoming album.
‘Hollow’ is taken from the Seattle legends’ upcoming album due out later this year. The album is the follow-up to Black Gives Way To Blue the first to feature William Duvall. Listen and watch now by clicking below. Continue reading “Alice In Chains – Hollow (2013)” »