RAMMSTEIN’s ‘In Amerika’ DVD, Blu-Ray Due In September; Complete Details Revealed

RAMMSTEIN made a triumphant return to the U.S. stage for the first time in 10 years, to headline one sold-out concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The venue’s more than 18,000 seats were snatched up for the special appearance within less than 30 minutes of going on sale, heralding RAMMSTEIN’s return with a frenzied fanfare on par with the German band’s elaborate stage presentation. On September 25, Island/UMe will release “Rammstein In Amerika” in 2DVD and 2Blu-ray packages, pairing the incendiary Madison Square Garden concert, expertly filmed and recorded in 5.1 surround, with a feature-length documentary film directed by Hannes Rossacher. A 20-minute film about the making of RAMMSTEIN’s sixth album, “Liebe Ist Für Alle Da”, is also included.


The two-hour “Rammstein In Amerika” documentary throws open the band’s private archives spanning more than 20 years, including a trove of never-before-seen footage. Originated and personally overseen by RAMMSTEIN, the film is a fascinating chronological exploration of the band’s history, from the members’ shared experience of limited touring and other creative business opportunities behind the Iron Curtain in their native East Germany to bursting onto the world’s stage as metal/rock heroes after Germany’s reunification. The film follows RAMMSTEIN’s first forays into U.S. touring and American music business dealings in the 1990s, their work with David Lynch for the “Lost Highway” soundtrack, global radio and music television success, and international touring, which included the 1999 arrest of two of the band’s members in Massachusetts for elements of their stage presentation deemed by local police to be “lewd and lascivious behavior.”


The film also goes behind the scenes with RAMMSTEIN’s retreat from America in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, before concluding with the band’s eventual return to perform in America on November 12, 2010 at Madison Square Garden. In addition to RAMMSTEIN’s Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (bass), Flake Lorenz (keyboard), and Christoph Schneider (drums, percussion), several well-known American artists, including Iggy Pop, Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), Moby, Melissa Auf der Maur, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland, Steven Tyler (AEROSMITH), Jonathan Davis (KORN), CJ Ramone, Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), SLIPKNOT, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, KISS and Taylor Momsen, are among the documentary’s diverse and insightful participants.


Shot in high definition with 14 cameras and 5.1 surround audio, RAMMSTEIN’s “Live From Madison Square Garden” concert film shows the band in full creative stride as they command the stage for their roof-raising return to New York. RAMMSTEIN’s complete performance of 18 songs is captured in the film, clocking in for one hour and 41 minutes of visual and sonic annihilation. Also included is Paul Landers’s 20-minute “Making Of Liebe Ist Für Alle Da” documentary, which takes viewers into the studio during RAMMSTEIN’s November/December 2008 sessions for the band’s sixth album in Sonoma, California.


“Live From Madison Square Garden” track listing:


01. Rammlied
02. B********
03. Waidmanns Heil
04. Keine Lust
05. Weisses Fleisch
06. Feuer Frei!
07. Wiener Blut
08. Frühling In Paris
09. Ich Tu Dir Weh
10. Du Riechst So Gut
11. Benzin
12. Links 2 3 4
13. Du Hast
14. Pussy
15. Sonne
16. Haifisch
17. Ich Will
18. Engel


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GHOST’s Nameless Ghoul: ‘Some People Would Like To Know Who We Are’

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with one of the nameless ghouls from Swedish occult rockers GHOST August 5 performance at the Ilosaarirock festival in Joensuu, Finland. 


Asked if he thinks people like the fact that the members of GHOST have managed to keep their real identities secret by wearing masks and hooded cassocks in all public appearances, the nameless ghoul said: “I think that people like the mystery, but I also think that some people would like to know who we are, and some people do, but they don’t talk about it, because maybe they wanna be in the secret little club that they’re part of, once they know. [I think it's] both: some people don’t wanna know, some people are dying to know… Not dying, but they’re curious, at least.”

GHOST’s third album, “Meliora”, will be released on August 21 via Loma Vista Recordings. The follow-up to 2013′s “Infestissumam” was helmed by Klas Åhlund, a prolific songwriter, producer and guitarist who is also a member of the Swedish rock band TEDDYBEARS, and was mixed by Andy Wallace (SLAYER, NIRVANA, SEPULTURA, LINKIN PARK, GUNS N’ ROSES).


GHOST’s June 3 warm-up show at at Doom in Linköping served as the group’s live debut with their “new” singer, Papa Emeritus III, the three-month-younger brother of GHOST’s previous frontman, Papa Emeritus II.


GHOST will embark on the “Black To The Future” North American headlining tour in the fall. The procession will begin at The Fillmore in Washington, D.C. on September 22.


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Lemmy Switches Jack and Coke for Vodka and OJ

In a brand new interview with U.K.’s The Guardian, MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister was asked about the group’s June 26 performance at the Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England where he and his bandmates followed “Ace Of Spades” with “Overkill”, but Lemmy continued to sing “Ace Of Spades”. “It was a mental block,” he said. “I’ve sung those songs so many times. First time I’ve ever sung ‘Ace Of Spades’ to it, though. We did it the night before and it was fucking terrible, and I swore I’d never do it again. But we did. Obviously.”


In 2013, Lemmy underwent an operation to implant a cardioverter-defibrillator into his chest, a device that helps prevent an irregular heartbeat turning into no heartbeat. Then, shortly afterwards, he suffered a hematoma. Earlier this year, MOTÖRHEAD was forced to cancel shows after he suffered a gastric illness.
Lemmy has cut back on booze and cigarettes — he’s down to a pack a week, and has swapped from Jack and Coke to vodka and orange, apparently to help with his diabetes.


He told The Guardian: “I like orange juice better. So Coca-Cola can fuck off.”


The singer and bassist said that he has to walk with a stick because his legs “are fucked,” but he added: “Apparently I am still indestructible.”


And he insisted the only way MOTÖRHEAD will stop performing is if he dies. “As long as I can walk the few yards from the back to the front of the stage without a stick,” he said. “Or even if I do have to use a stick.”


MOTÖRHEAD’s 22nd studio album, “Bad Magic”, will be released on August 28. The CD was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood with longtime producer Cameron Webb.

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Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry Supergroup Announce Live Dates

Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, have announced their first live dates, set for next month. Rounding out the lineup will be former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, both of whom also play in the supergroup Velvet Revolver.


The name “Hollywood vampires” references a loose collective of rockers, including Cooper, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and Keith Moon, who got together in the early Seventies and drink on the Sunset Strip at the Rainbow. Cooper’s crew – which is issuing its debut album, Hollywood Vampires, on September 11th – plans on keeping true to its moniker’s origins.


The first Hollywood Vampires concerts will take place at the fabled Sunset Strip outpost the Roxy on September 16th and 17th. It will be the group’s only U.S. show. Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen will also be playing at the show as will bassist Bruce Witkin, who played with Depp in a band called the Kids. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday via Ticketfly.


The group has also planned an appearance in Brazil on September 24th as part of the Rock in Rio festival. Prior to that show, the band will be meeting with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to help fit 150 people in need with hearing aids and bring some of the fans to the show so they can hear music for the first time.


As for the Vampires’ music, the crew plays a mix of cover songs by members of the original Hollywood vampires, including the Who’s “My Generation,” the Doors’ “Five to One” and “Break on Through,” Nilsson’s “Jump Into the Fire,” Lennon’s “Cold Turkey” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression,” among others, along with some original tunes. Their debut album will feature a number of notable special guests, including Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Slash, Joe Walsh and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson.





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