The holiday season is getting underway, and in the midst of all the Christmas music and wintry songs about sleigh rides, there’s still some music news out and about.
Flyleaf just released another single, a live cover of David Crowder’s “How He Loves.” This will, in all likelihood, be their last release for a while, as the band will be taking a break while frontwoman Lacey Mosley has her baby. Apparently iTunes has upped the song previews to a minute and a half, so you can get a really good preview of the song now. Speaking of iTunes, their free single of the week this week is Sick Puppies’ latest single “Maybe” from their Tri Polar album. It’s definitely worth downloading, speaking as someone who has the album myself.
In recent Foo Fighters news, Dave Grohl tweeted a picture from the recording studio with tentative track titles. Here’s the list of potential song titles for the upcoming album: Miss the Misery, Dear Rosemary, These Days, Walk, A Matter of Time, Bridge Burning, Better Off, White Limo, I Should Have Known, Arlandria, Back & Forth, Rope, To No End. The song title “Dear Rosemary” has been thrown around before, in reference to a guest bass player – Bob Mould from Husker Du. In addition, the band was reported to have recruited Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic for another song, but I can’t find the name of the song he appears on. As I’ve stated before, the record has been promised to be a very heavy album and is being recorded in Dave Grohl’s garage. No North American touring news yet, but there are plenty of dates in Europe, namely festivals in the UK. Hopefully we’ll get some news sometime soon – I’ll be keeping my eyes open.
Kings of Leon seem to have 2011 completely planned out in terms of tour dates, unfortunately none of them are in North America. They’re going to be playing dates in Australia through March and then moving on to the UK and Europe through July. They’re touring in support of their latest release, Come Around Sundown. They played the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden back in August and played a few songs from what was then their upcoming album – “Radioactive,” “Mary,” and “Back Down South” to be specific. I don’t know if that tour was the North American leg of the Come Around Sundown tour or if they plan to come back by the end of next year, but as of right now it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing them back here anytime soon.
I don’t remember if I mentioned this on the show this past semester, but Incubus is supposed to be working on a new album to be released next year. This is fairly old news, but definitely exciting, as the last Incubus album, Light Grenades, was released back in 2006. Hopefully that will mean a new tour. Incubus was actually the first concert I ever went to, back in the summer of 2004. The tour was in support of their 2004 release A Crow Left of the Murder. I don’t remember a whole lot of the show, and only a few of the songs they played (as I can’t find the set list anywhere). I do remember them playing the following: “Megalomaniac,” “Nice to Know You,” “Pistola,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Drive,” “Talk Show on Mute,” “Are You In?,” “Circles,” and either “Pardon Me” or “Stellar,” but not both. Anyway, it was an amazing show and definitely a band I’d love to see again. Hopefully we’ll get some more information soon. It’s worth mentioning also that frontman Brandon Boyd recently released a solo album titled The Wild Trapeze.
New artists added to The Rock Show’s library: Anberlin, VersaEmerge
Updated artists in The Rock Show’s library: Ed Kowalczyk (Alive)
Artists to watch: The Gracious Few, Foxy Shazam, A Silent Film, Sick Puppies, VersaEmerge
December 29 – Halestorm at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
December 31 – Halestorm at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA
January 1 – Third Eye Blind at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
January 30 – Circa Survive and Anberlin with Foxy Shazam at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
January 31 – Linkin Park at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
February 11 – Jimmy Eat World at the House of Blues Atlantic City in Atlantic City, NJ
February 12 – Jimmy Eat World at the Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA
April 8 – Rush at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA
May 6 – My Chemical Romance at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA
~The Rock Show, where it’s all about the music! Keep listening!