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Life of Agony

Since vocalist Mina Caputo (who was known as Keith Caputo at the time) first left Life of Agony, shortly after the release of 1997's Soul Searching Sun, the band have reunited more than once, but usually just to play shows (which are always heavy on the material everyone loves from their classic first album River Runs Red).

Their big January 2003 reunion shows at Irving Plaza were especially glorious for the band and fans, though the excitement for many was short lived. In 2005 they released a new album called Broken Valley on Epic Records. It wasn't very successful, they were dropped from the label, and many fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth.

They didn't go away though and 2014 was an especially great year for them. Still with the complete original lineup, made even more complete with the fully transitioned Mina Caputo, their shows have been especially great again (two in their hometown of Brooklyn included). I guess it's not too surprising then, that Life of Agony will again give new material a try.

A Place Where There's No More Pain will hit sometime this year via Napalm Records, their first new material in over 10 years.

And now the band has come back to stay, as they are about to continue touring the world and release their 5th studio album, the first in over a decade, since 2005's Broken Valley.

Bassist Alan Robert comments: "I think our fans know that our music comes from a very real place of suffering, from all of us in the band. Many of our fans have told us over the years that sharing our personal struggles has been cathartic for them in healing the pain in their own lives. That uplifting energy we share at the shows, gives us hope that there's light at the end of the tunnel. And for us and hopefully our fans, that short time when we're all together is a place where there's no more pain."

"Life Of Agony is without a doubt one of the most exciting and energetic Rock bands of our times. It is an honour to work with such talent, we are excited to announce their signing to Napalm Records and release the band's first album after over a decade." states Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records, about the recent signing with legendary LIFE OF AGONY.

No word yet on more U.S. shows, but we can assume this means there will be some of those on the way. They just played one at Starland Ballroom in early December. Check out a Scott Weiland tribute they did and more videos from that Mina birthday show, along with a bigger version of the new cover art (presubaly designed by bassist and comic book artist Alan Roberts), below...

Continue reading "Life of Agony announce a new album"

Scott Weiland

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland passed away on his tour bus earlier this month, and now TMZ reports that "toxicology testing shows Scott Weiland died from an overdose of several drugs and alcohol -- and his history of addiction also played a role."

According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, he overdosed on cocaine, MDA and alcohol. His heart disease, asthma and "multi-substance dependence" were also factors.

If you missed it, you can read Billy Corgan, Pavement, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver's tributes to Scott, and watch videos of his final NYC-area shows.

Scott Weiland @ The Paramount - 11/29/15 (photo via @kerrylynn_23)
Scott Weiland

Scott Weiland was supposed to play a show in Minnesota last night when he was found dead on his tour bus. The tour he was on had just been in the NYC-area for three shows. He played NYC proper on November 25 at Gramercy Theatre, then Montclair, NJ's Wellmont Theater on 11/28 and Long Island's Paramount on 11/29. His final show was December 1 in Toronto.

Some videos from all three of those shows have surfaced, including one of Scott playing STP fave "Dead and Bloated" at Gramercy. Check out the videos below.

Also: Billy Corgan, Pavement, and Scott's former bandmates in Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver penned tributes to him.

Continue reading "three of Scott Weiland's final shows were in NYC, NJ & Long Island (video)"

Scott Weiland

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland passed away yesterday, and was honored in tweets by Dave Navarro, Krist Novoselic, and more. Today, another '90s alt-rock musician wrote a long eulogy for him, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. He posted it to the Pumpkins' website, and it reads:

Having just woken to the news of this passing, I feel compelled to put pen to paper and pay my respects to Scott. And in that I will not pretend to know more than I know, or add some sad homily to how he loved his life. At least in that, may I now say he is undoubtably in the arms of grace and eternal love.

May I also offer my humble condolences to his family, friends, and band mates; who have, and are, suffering this great loss. For when anyone as vaunted leaves far too soon, we mourn all that might have been.

As any fan, I find myself reflecting on what I do have in my own treasure chest: in scarce moments where Scott and I spoke as contemporaries or competitors, and got to know each as people other past the footlights and shadows we were so busy casting to the world. It may seem trite in reflection, but I'd try to make him giggle when I saw that the manic whirl of the dumb parties we were at (in Hollywood, no less!) might be causing undue stress.

It was, I'd guess you'd say, my way of apology for having been so critical of STP when they appeared on the scene like some crazy, man-fueled rocket. And not only was the knight up front freshly handsome to a fault, but he could sing too! As any supreme actor gives a real and different voice to each character played.

It was STP's 3rd album that had got me hooked, a wizardly mix of glam and post-punk, and I confessed to Scott, as well as the band many times, how wrong I'd been in assessing their native brilliance. And like Bowie can and does, it was Scott's phrasing that pushed his music into a unique, and hard to pin down, aesthetic sonicsphere.

Lastly, I'd like to share a thought which though clumsy, I hope would please Scott In Hominum. And that is if you asked me who I truly believed were the great voices of our generation, I'd say it were he, Layne [Staley], and Kurt [Cobain].

So it goes beyond tragedy to say it is we who lost them, and not the other way round...

Pavement, who took digs at both the Pumpkins and STP in "Range Life," wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post: "Rest peacefully Scott Weiland. In no way shape or form did we ever want to add to your misery."

Stone Temple Pilots also posted a statement:

Dear Scott,
Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us.
Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories.
The memories are many, and they run deep for us.
We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again.
It's what made you who you were.
You were gifted beyond words, Scott.
Part of that gift was part of your curse.
With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go.
All of our love and respect.
We will miss you brother,
Robert, Eric, Dean
As did his other band Velvet Revolver (with Slash and Duff from Guns N Roses):
We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our old friend and bandmate, Scott Weiland. We experienced a good chunk of life with Scott, and even in his darkest times, we all had hope and love for him. His artistry will live on, of that, there is no doubt.

Deepest condolences and sadness are for his children, Noah and Lucy. We all travelled around this world together on tour; our band, wives, and kids...and we grew to a big family that still remains to this day.
It's just so sad and brutal from any perspective.

Rest In Peace Scott
Slash, Duff, Matt, and Dave

Scott Weiland's three final shows were last week in NYC, NJ and Long Island. You can watch videos of them.

scott Weiland

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has passed away according to a tweet from Dave Navarro. "Just learned our friend Scott Weiland has died. So gutted, I am thinking of his family tonight."

TMZ confirms that Scott was found dead on his tour bus

Weiland was on tour with his band Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts ... they were supposed to play the Medina Ballroom tonight, but the show was cancelled.
A source connected to the band tells us Scott was found Thursday night on the bus around 9 PM -- presumably, shortly before the band was to go on.
The former lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver famously battled substance abuse for years. It's unclear right now what caused his death.
Scott was 48.
Rest in Peace, Scott.

Continue reading "Scott Weiland, Rest in Peace"

by Andrew Sacher

photo via Icarus Line Facebook
The Icarus Line

LA band The Icarus Line have been active since the late '90s, with releases on Crank!, Hellcat and more. They've gone through various lineup changes, at times including current or former members of Toys That Kill, Ink & Dagger, Nine Inch Nails and F-Minus, with frontman Joe Cardamone as the only constant member. This week (10/2) they'll release their newest album All Things Under Heaven on American Primitive, and we've got the premiere of new single "Solar Plexus" ahead of the release. It's psychedelic rock with an emphasis on the "rock." Flower power this is not; it's dark, devilish stuff, with maybe a little Nick Cave influence. You can watch that video (shot and edited by Aric Lorton), plus the video for another album track "Ride Or Die," below.

The Icarus Line will go on tour later this year, opening for former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland. The tour hits NYC on November 25 at Gramercy Theater. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon.

UPDATE: The two artists also play The Paramount on 11/29 and Scott plays Wellmont Theater on 11/28 though The Icarus Line do not appear to be on that one.

All dates are listed, with the videos, below...

Continue reading "The Icarus Line releasing 'All Things Under Heaven,' touring with Scott Weiland (dates, videos)"

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Santigold, Thievery Corporation, and Pete Molinari will join the Talking Heads tribute at Carnegie Hall on March 23. Tickets for that show (benefiting music education for underprivileged youth) are on sale now, as are tickets for the rehearsal the night before at City Winery.

Tickets for the Flogging Molly/Golgol Bordello/Mariachi El Bronx show at Stone Pony Summer Stage (NJ) go on artist presale for FM and GB today at 10AM.

Robby Krieger of The Doors is playing with his son Waylon at The Paramount (Long Island) on April 7. Tickets for that show go on venue presale today at 10AM with a general on sale date Friday (2/20).

Tickets for the Kurt Braunohler show at The Bell House are on sale now.

Tickets for H2O's all ages matinee show at Saint Vitus are on sale now. Their other three Vitus shows are sold out.

Tickets for the second Life of Agony show at The Wick are on sale now. Night 1 is sold out.

Stone Temple Pilots (with the Linkin Park dude singing) are playing Irving Plaza on April 27. TIckets go on sale Friday (2/20) at 11 AM with Live Nation, TIcketmaster, and Blabbermouth presales (pw: "blabbermouth") starting today at 10 AM.

Meanwhile, you can catch former STP singer Scott Weiland with his band The Wildabouts on March 10 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

Bjork, Todd Terje, Bad Religion, Father John Misty, Angel Olsen, Slash & more NYC shows go on sale today too.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

The Cribs at MHOW in 2012 (more by Guy Eppel)
Cribs

A ton of artists were already announced for SXSW 2015 (March 17-22), and now the second artist announcement has come with several more including Twin Shadow, The Cribs, Swervedriver, Gang of Four, KEN mode, Weyes Blood, Wild Throne, Elvis Depressedly, SURVIVE, Juan Wauters, San Fermin, Lydia Ainsworth, The Blind Shake, Ex-Cult, Ikonika, King Tuff, Pujol, The Velvet Teen, The Zombies, Zookeeper, Yumi Zouma and tons more.

Full round 2 list below...

Continue reading "SXSW 2015 2nd round of artists announced"

Scott Weiland

The above screenshot comes from Scott Weiland's Facebook page where he posted a video saying he is not in jail for meth, but actually in an LA studio recording with his bandmates. This was in reaction to TMZ who still insists that Scott is in fact in jail. TMZ says:

Weiland just posted a video to Facebook saying he's NOT in jail. He appears to be in an L.A. recording studio. But there's a bit of a twist ...

We just spoke to a rep for the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. who tells us, "He is definitely in custody. We did a physical check on that inmate and he is currently in custody."

And ... the Beverly Hills Police Dept. gave us a written statement titled, "Celebrity Arrest," and in the statement it says, "The suspect, former Stone Temple Pilots band member Scott Weiland (46 years of age), was taken into custody for burglary and possession of a controlled substance."

Stay tuned ...

TMZ's initial claim is that Scott has been in jail for four weeks for stealing razors and meth possession... The PiLOT thickens.

UPDATE: TMZ admits their mistake with this update:

L.A. County Sheriffs are now confirming the famous Scott Weiland is NOT in custody ... and have launched an investigation to find out who exactly they have locked up.

This story is unbelievable -- Sheriffs tell us they believe a Scott Weiland impersonator is currently behind bars ... and claim he looks identical to the singer ... including his trademark red hair.

We're told once TMZ called cops after the real Scott posted online video calling BS on his arrest -- they went and confronted the unknown man and established he was a knockoff.

The sheriffs -- who are in charge of the jail -- claim the Beverly Hills PD made the arrest and ID'd the guy as the former Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland. Pseudo Scott was processed and has been in jail since July 26th.

The guy in jail allegedly stole the razors and had meth ... but he ain't famous.

Now he is?

Stone Temple Pilots

This morning a press release went out that Scott Weiland has been "terminated" from Stone Temple Pilots. To that Scott says:

SCOTT WEILAND STATEMENT ON STONE TEMPLE PILOTS:

I learned of my supposed "termination" from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press. Not sure how I can be "terminated" from a band that I founded, fronted and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that's something for the lawyers to figure out. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to seeing all of my fans on my solo tour which starts this Friday.

- Scott Weiland
Ironically, Scott's "solo" tour, which hits NYC, NJ and PA in March has him "Celebrating STP Core and Purple in their entirety".

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Tickets for the newly-added Beyonce show at Barclays Center go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Booka Shade show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Miguel, who just released a song with J. Cole and won a Grammy and performed at the ceremony, added a third NYC area to his upcoming tour supporting Alicia Keys. The new show happens on April 8 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Tickets for that show go on AEG/Venue/Radio presale today at 10 AM, with a general on-sale starting Saturday (2/16) at noon (password might be "BRANDNEW").

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland will be performing STP's first two albums, Core and Purple, in their entirety at Irving Plaza on March 9 in NYC and State Theatre on March 12 in New Brunswick. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10 AM.

Afrika Bambaataa is playing Cameo Gallery on April 13. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

by BBG

Local H
Local H

With Velvet Revolver (roffle at that name/band, forever) officially dunzo, Scott Weiland and the rest of the lads in Stone Temple Pilots, who recently played SXSW, are touring off of their forthcoming self-titled album which features "Between The Lines" (video below). That tour now includes a show at the relatively tiny Gramercy Theater in NYC on 5/18 (Tuesday). Tickets go on sale at 10AM Friday, if you're into that sort of thing.

And speaking of the Gramercy on May 18th and the 90s, Local H will play a separate show with Kinch at the same venue on the same night. Tickets are on sale for the NYC date of their "The 6 Angry Records" Tour:

It's all in the numbers... Local H is taking a cue from their sold out, 7 night stand in Chicago and taking all 6 of their studio albums on the road. Every night, the band will put all 6 of their records in a hat (sorry guys, no b-sides); one lucky (?) member of the audience will be selected to pull a record out of that hat and Local H will play it front to back. On the spot... No, really.

And the nominees are:
Ham Fisted
As Good As Dead
Pack Up The Cats
Here Comes The Zoo
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?
12 Angry Months

Awesome idea for a tour.... Neurosis, Sonic Youth, Bjork, are you listening? Local H on the road in support of 68 Angry Minutes, their live DVD that hit the shelves in the tail end of last year. Local H and STP tour dates, and some videos are below...

Continue reading "Stone Temple Pilots & Local H touring & playing Gramercy Theatre (not together) (sort of)"

photos by Zach Dilgard

Shellac @ ATP NY

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland will release his second solo album on November 18, a decade after his first solo outing hit stores.

"Happy," which will be issued on Weiland's own Softdrive label, boasts guest appearances from three members of No Doubt: bassist Tony Kanal, guitarist Tom Dumont and drummer Adrian Young. It was co-produced by Weiland and Doug Grean, with Steve Albini also engineering a handful of songs. [Billboard]

More pictures from Shellac's Saturday night show in upstate NY, below...

Continue reading "Shellac @ the ATP NY festival in the Catskills - pics"

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Stone Temple Pilots

92.3 K-Rock's Return Of The Rock
Featuring Stone Temple Pilots
Filter & Ashes Divide
Saturday, May 31 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, New Jersey

The Rock of New York is Back... and so is one of Rock's greatest bands, playing their first New York area show since 2002. 92.3 K-Rock presents The Return of the Rock featuring Stone Temple Pilots, Filter and Ashes Divide. Saturday, May 31st, at PNC Bank Arts Center.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4 at 10 a.m. but we're doing a special pre-sale on Thursday for you guys on The K-List...
Ticket Presale Info: Thursday April 4 from 9am - 9pm
password: PURPLE
Buy tickets at ticketmaster.com

(thx Eduardo)

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Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play Nassau Colliseum in Uniondale, NY on March 10, 2008. Add that on to the other recently announced tour dates. Tickets go on sale January 19th @ 10am.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are suing Showtime which kind of makes sense since I always just assumed that Showtime must have paid them already to name their show "Californication". The Times of South Africa says that, like Bruce Springsteen's Magic, Californication was the Chili Peppers' big comeback album. Are they still back? I don't know.

Velvet Revolver were denied visas by Japan because "Japanese immigration officials appear to have taken exception to the backgrounds of various band members...." In related news, Scott Weiland is going to write a book just like Slash did. And speaking of Slash, he's holding a competition for guitar players.