According to Examiner.com, the new studio album from Glenn Danzig’s namesake band is set for a fall 2015 release, and his long-awaited covers effort is due in March. He is also working on an EP of Elvis Presley covers.
Asked if there is any other musical ground that he is interested in covering, Danzig laughed and said, “No, probably ‘Danzig Sings Elvis’ will be about it.” He added: “I’m pretty lucky in that a long time ago I started my own label. So I can just put out stuff when I want as long as I have a good distributor and no one can kick me off my own label. So I make sure that it sounds like what people expect DANZIG to sound like and hopefully they’ll like the product when it comes out. That’s really all that I do.”
DANZIG’s cover version of the the classic Lee Hazelwood/Nancy Sinatra song “Some Velvet Morning”, featuring a guest appearance by Cherie Currie (THE RUNAWAYS), was made available for streaming last year. The track was supposed to appear on Danzig’s covers album, which was also due to include Glenn’s renditions of classic songs from BLACK SABBATH, ELVIS PRESLEY and ZZ TOP, among others.
Danzig was in the studio in February with DANZIG guitarist/bandmate Tommy Victor (also of PRONG) recording three new tracks for the next DANZIG album. As of six months ago, Glenn had five new songs in various stages of completion.
The first new DANZIG studio album in six years, “Deth Red Sabaoth”, sold 11,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Deth Red Sabaoth” was released on June 22, 2010 via Evilive/The End Records. Produced by Glenn, the CD was recorded in Los Angeles over the course of 2009.
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PRONG recently spent a week at a studio in Berlin, Germany recording an album of covers, to be released via the band’s own label.
According to Tommy Victor, the following songs were scheduled to be laid down during the sessions:
* BLACK FLAG – “The Bars”
* BAD BRAINS – “Banned In D.C.”
* ADOLESCENTS – “Kids Of The Black Hole”
* THE SISTERS OF MERCY – “Vision Thing”
* KILLING JOKE – “Seeing Red”
* HÜSKER DÜ – Everything Falls Apart
* NEIL YOUNG – Cortez The Killer
PRONG’s latest release, “Ruining Lives”, came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer.
The band will take part in SLIPKNOT’s Knotfest on October 25 in San Bernardino, California.
PRONG recently completed filming a video for the song “Remove, Separate Self”, taken from “Ruining Lives”. Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the clip.
SPV/Steamhammer released a new digital single of “Remove, Separate Self”. There are two versions of the single, which was made available on September 12. The seven-inch single will be released on October 24. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:
01. Remove, Separate Self (album version)
02. “Separate Self, Remove” inspired by and created from “Remove, Separate Self” by PRONG (Matt Heafy de-mix)
Comments TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy about the “de-mix” he created: “With ‘Remove, Separate Self’, I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line — the title itself — the idea of ‘separating yourself’ made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place.
“Sometimes ‘remixes’ do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a ‘remix’ is in the first place, even one’s idea of what a song should sound like.”
The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”. This song was taken from PRONG’s “Unleashed In The West – Official Bootleg”.
This year’s Little Kids Rock Benefit concert has just added a few more artists to an already packed bill.
The event, which will pay tribute to Joan Jett, recently announced that Cheap Trick, Mike Ness of Social Distortion and Kathleen Hanna featuring Ad-Rock as additions to their list of performers (Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love and Glen Hansard were already on the bill).
Besides Jett, Jake Clemons will also be honored at the event. Clemons, nephew of the late E Street Band saxophone player Clarence Clemons, is a singer/songwriter who is also now part of E Street’s horn section.
Ad-Rock, aka Adam Horovitz, has not performed often in the years since his bandmate Adam Yauch’s passing in 2012, ending the career of their group, Beastie Boys.
Little Kids Rock is an organization dedicated to restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Per their press release announcing the event, the gala “will honor Joan Jett as the ‘Rocker of the Year’ for the impact that her career, influence, and music have had on the charity’s ‘Modern Band’ music program, which equips public school music teachers with the instruments, training, and curricular resources they need to teach popular musical styles that kids know and love, like rock, hip hop, country, blues and funk.”
The event is produced by Little Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen; Steven often serves as musical director.
Last year’s gala honored Darlene Love and featured performances by Elvis Costello, Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers and Beach Boy Brian Wilson. In 2012, Van Zandt was honored via performances by Love, Costello, Tom Morello and a not-too-surprising “surprise” performance by Bruce Springsteen.
Learn more about Little Kids Rock, and get ticket info for the event, at the organization’s website: www.littlekidsrock.org/2014benefit
The concert takes place at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Oct. 23.