WEEZER REVEALS DELUXE 'PINKERTON' DETAILS
Point Music News provided by Pulse
Weezer has revealed the contents of the upcoming deluxe reissue of its 1996 sophomore album, Pinkerton. The two-disc set will arrive on November 2nd and contain a remastered version of the original record, along with 25 bonus tracks. Among the bonus cuts will be every official B-side issued in conjunction with the original album, as well as 16 previously unreleased recordings.
•Among the new tracks are a newly-discovered song called "Tragic Girl," the unreleased B-side "I Swear It's True" and numerous live performances, mostly taken from the Reading Festival in the U.K., several radio stations sessions and a concert won by a high school near Seattle.
•The live tracks are especially valuable to fans since Weezer rarely played songs from Pinkerton after touring behind the record.
•Also included is a booklet loaded with photos and an essay on how the song "Tragic Girl" was recorded but later forgotten.
•One track, "You Won't Get With Me Tonight," is a remnant of a rock opera that Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo planned and then scrapped before working on Pinkerton.
•Weezer will begin a tour on November 26th in Los Angeles in which it will play two nights in each city, performing its 1993 debut in its entirety the first night and all of Pinkerton the second night.
DID YOU KNOW?
•Pinkerton was considered a disappointment when it first came out, but is now considered one of the most influential and important albums of the Nineties.
•In 2004, Rolling Stone re-reviewed the album, raising it from three stars to five.
•Spin has called it one of the 100 best albums of 1985-2005 while Guitar World ranks it among the top 100 guitar albums of all time.
SLIPKNOT'S 'CLOWN' ON NEW DVD: THIS ONE'S FOR LATE BASSIST
Point Music News provided by Pulse
Slipknot releases its new DVD, (sic)nesses, on Tuesday (September 28th), with the disc chronicling the band's June 2009 performance at England's Download Festival, one of the last major performances by late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. The disc is dedicated to Gray's memory and percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan told us what to expect inside: ["We kind of put him first in everything, you know. You open up the booklet, you see his picture first. If you look in the back, his name's first and, you know, we did our best just to just kind of put him out on front, you know. If you see an edit of him in the film, it's probably a little bit longer than a Clown edit, as it should be, you know, because we miss him and this one's for him."] SOUNDCUE 19 OC: . . . one's for him.)
•Two special "director's cut" screenings of (sic)nesses were held in New York and Chicago on Monday night (September 27th), with Crahan -- who directed -- attending the New York one.
•A third screening will be held in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
•In addition to the concert, the DVD also includes a tour documentary and four music videos.
•Paul Gray passed away last May from a drug overdose at the age of 38, leaving Slipknot's future uncertain.
•A lengthy written dedication to Gray is also printed inside the DVD packaging.
I'm very much into my Punk bands NOFX, Guttermouth, Rancid, Pennywise, The Queers etc....I'm probably completely in the minority here when i'm saying that i'm listening to Metalcore (metal-what? ), Post-Hardcore, Hardcore and also a lot of Alternative and Punk..
Any fans of these genres right here?!
Hell yeah! Had my Punk phase as well some time ago, probably was my to the harder genresI'm very much into my Punk bands NOFX, Guttermouth, Rancid, Pennywise, The Queers etc....
Not so much, I don't mind Lagwagon but dont have any of their albums.Hell yeah! Had my Punk phase as well some time ago, probably was my to the harder genres
Anti-Flag, Lagwagon, Joy Division, Sum 41 and Zebrahead were some big ones for me as well!
You're not into Hardcore, are you?
Not so much, I don't mind Lagwagon but dont have any of their albums.
I only listen to the older bands myself, the ones I used to like as a teenager, the records have stayed in my collection ever since, as for newer stuff with Punk bands I haven't a clue. I just like what I already know I like.Well, at least something.
Maybe it's because i'm not that much into Punk directly, but it seems that there aren't a lot of new Punk bands these days, are there? Seems like the older bands just keep on hangin, but there's nothing new? Please correct me if i'm wrong..
I only listen to the older bands myself, the ones I used to like as a teenager, the records have stayed in my collection ever since, as for newer stuff with Punk bands I haven't a clue. I just like what I already know I like.