Drummer Kenney Jones has revealed that Faces have recorded “about 14 songs” for a yet to be officially announced album. The band’s surviving members consist of Jones, singer Rod Stewart and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
The band had released four studio albums in the ’70s, the last one being1973’s Ooh La La. In July, Wood had revealed that the trio had been recording new songs. “We’ve done about 14 songs,” the drummer explained to Bang
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“It’s a mixture of stuff we never released which is worthy of releasing and there’s some new stuff which is really wonderful. Rod is writing the lyrics and he’s really keen on it.” Jones also added that Faces plan to embark on a tour. “Whether or not we’re going to go on a big extended tour remains to be seen,” the rocker said. “What we have decided is to do some really big gigs like the O2, Madison Square Garden, some other big venues in America.”
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Listen to the first song from the Pearl Jam front man’s upcoming solo record.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder confirmed the upcoming release of a new solo album entitled Earthling. The album features the lead single, “Long Way.”
The track marks Vedder’s first collaboration with producer Andrew Watt. The song is available as part of a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl release, backed by the soon-to-be-issued track, “The Haves.” Pre-order information is here.
Vedder released the six-song EP, Matter Of Time last December with proceeds benefiting Vedder’s Epidermolysis Bullosa nonprofit Venture Into Cures. Vedder also recently worked with frequent collaborator Glen Hansard on the Flag Day Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which features contributions from Cat Power and the debut of Vedder’s daughter Olivia Vedder.
Watch the lyric video for Eddie Vedder’s new solo song “Long Way” below:
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Gov’t Mule has announced details of a new studio album, Heavy Load Blues, and released the lead single “Heavy Load”. The new LP is due out on November 12th via Fantasy Records. Per the band’s announcement, this marks its “first-ever blues album.” Though frontman Warren Haynes is highly regarded as a bluesman of the modern era, the group’s special blend of electric blues has always been steeped in numerous musical traditions. With Heavy Load Blues, however, Gov’t Mule has taken a traditionalist approach to pay homage to the Delta blues and other styles.
In addition to several Haynes-penned originals, the 13-track LP—in addition to the eight-track bonus disc—will host covers from Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Junior Wells, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Tom Waits, and The Animals.
“For me, personally, it’s kind of been on my list of things to do for years,” Haynes said in a statement. “I didn’t know if it was gonna be a solo album or a Gov’t Mule record. We play some traditional blues on stage from time to time and although it’s usually never more than a few songs per show, our approach to the blues is unique and based on our collective chemistry as a band.
This album gave us a mission. Although in some way it was ‘anything goes,’ we wanted to stay true to the spirit of the blues in a traditional sense. It’s not a blues/rock record – it’s a blues record. We wanted it sonically to sound different from a normal Gov’t Mule record.” The band’s traditional blues approach is undeniable on the album’s lead single, “Heavy Load”.
The sparing seven-minute track features only Haynes’ voice accompanied by an acoustic guitar. From the moment the song starts, listeners immediately understand the band’s statement that Heavy Load Blues is its “first-ever blues album” due to its stark differences from the rest of Mule’s catalog. “‘Heavy Load’ is the last song we recorded for the album. It’s a song I started working on a few years ago and just finished shortly before going into the studio,” Warren told Brooklyn Vegan. “The lyric is a pretty universal message about life’s hardships which we can all relate to, especially right now.
The music and the way the recording was captured are very much in the tradition of old Delta style blues.” Listen to “Heavy Load”, the lead single from the new Gov’t Mule album Heavy Load Blues. Click here to pre-order and scroll down to see a full tracklist and album artwork. The band has also shared a behind-the-scenes video on the making of the album.
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Deep Purple have launched a countdown clock associated with the words “Turning to Crime” – suggesting that it may be the title of the band’s upcoming 22nd album.
On entering the web address www.turningtocrime.com, visitors are redirected to a page on the EarMusic label’s site, containing the repeated words “Turning to crime” and police-style mugshots of the five band members. Each holds a chalkboard with their names and reference numbers which may provide further clues.
A newspaper clipping featuring Kojak star Telly Savalas is also seen on the page above the countdown clock. Bassist Roger Glover reported late last year that the group were planning a new studio project. “All this COVID situation has meant that we can’t tour,” he said. “We’re twiddling our thumbs, really, for over a year, and the idea was to possibly go back in and do another album. And so, we’re just working towards that. It’s so quick after we’d done the last album… maybe that will spoil things, but we’re gonna try and do another album at some point next year. We’re experimenting with stuff.”
In 2018 Deep Purple became the subject of retirement rumors when they named their latest tour “The Long Goodbye.” Last year they released 21st album Whoosh! and drummer Ian Paice told UCR that they were enjoying a new lease of life after reuniting with producer Bob Ezrin in 2012.
“Before that, I think for about 20 years, nobody really did like going into the studio,” he said. “It was like a labor of work. Whereas everything else, you do it as a labor of love. But Bob made it fun. He made it quick; he made it efficient. He made it good.”
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