Friday, August 30, 2013

ADAM JONES of TOOL got married (video)

#adamjones #tool #rockfileradio
According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL guitarist Adam Jones got married last month to artist Korin Faught in a ceremony that took place in San Francisco. Although they got hitched in July, the news was not revealed until Wednesday night (August 28), when a photo of the couple was posted on Jones' official Facebook page with the caption "Mrs. Jones <3 July 6th 2013."

A photo of the Joneses from the wedding was also posted at the guitarist's Instagram account. The couple are also expecting their first child, which Korin revealed via her own Instagram page with a picture of her baby bump and the caption "#bumpwatch."

Jones proposed to Faught last January while ringside at the WWE Royal Rumble showdown in Phoenix. Just before the Royal Rumble went on the air that evening, a message appeared on the WWE's giant "titantron" video screen, saying, "Korin, Adam Jones wants to ask you something... 'Will you marry me?'" With cameras surrounding them, Jones produced a ring and waited for Korin's answer — which luckily for him was "yes."

Meanwhile, drummer Danny Carey recently said that TOOL could have its first album since 2006 completed by the end of this year and in stores in 2014. Despite the long wait and slow pace of work on the record, Jones told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that TOOL's creative process is relatively simple. "We write this song, and then we write the next song — we don't really, like, you know, go, 'Okay, well, now we're gonna write the radio song,' or 'Now, we're gonna write this song,'" he said. "You know, we just write and then put 'em in an order that we like after we've recorded them and then get a feeling from all the songs in the group and then try to attack the propaganda of selling the record."

TOOL's last album, "10,000 Days", came out in 2006. Since that time the band has toured almost every year, while singer Maynard James Keenan has tended to his Arizona vineyard business and recorded several albums with PUSCIFER.

Source: Blabbermouth


Wednesday, August 28, 2013


#stonetemplepilots #chesterbennington #rockfileradio
After a summer filled with Chester Bennington singing vocals for Stone Temple Pilots on the track ‘Out of Time,’, both Bennington and the band members have been teasing an EP and that disc now has a title and release date.

‘High Rise’ is due on Oct. 8, credited to “Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington”. There will be five tracks, including the current single ‘Out of Time’.

Guitarist Dean DeLeo recently spoke with about the creation of the EP, which came together quickly due to everyone’s schedules. He explained, “We just finished up the EP. I really do wish we were able to have the time to contribute an LP. For those kids out there, LP means ‘Long Play.’ [Laughs] With everybody’s schedules and Chester having a huge responsibility with Linkin Park, we finished tracking everything on this one night.”

DeLeo says that it literally went down to the wire with Bennington putting the final touches on before he had to leave to head to Asia with Linkin Park. Once Bennington returns from tour, there’s less than a week until Stone Temple Pilots begin their fall North American trek with Bennington. Though everything came together quickly, the guitarist admitted that one of the new songs was created “musically, lyrically and melodically” by Bennington, and that the singer was keen on contributing as much as possible despite the limited time span to work on new songs.

Bennington was announced as Stone Temple Pilots new frontman earlier this year after the band severed ties with Scott Weiland. However, Weiland remains embroiled in a lawsuit with the other STP members over the usage of the name and band material.

source: Noisecreep


Happy Birthday JACK BLACK (video)

#jackblack #tenaciousd #rockfileradio
Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer, and musician. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily as bumbling and cocky but internally self-conscious outsiders in comedy films, though he has played some serious roles. He is best known for his roles in High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, Bernie and the Kung Fu Panda films. Black is considered a member of the so-called Frat Pack, a loose grouping of comic actors who have appeared together in various Hollywood films, and has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. He is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass.

source: wikipedia


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Happy Birthday ALEX LIFESON (video)

 #alexlifeson #rush #rockfileradio
Aleksandar Živojinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Aлександар Живојиновић, OC, born August 27, 1953) better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush. In the summer of 1968, Lifeson co-founded the band that would become Rush. Other co-founders are friend and drummer John Rutsey, bassist and lead vocalist Jeff Jones, and Jones's successor, current front man Geddy Lee a month later. Lifeson has been an integral member of the band ever since.

For Rush, Lifeson plays electric and acoustic guitars as well as other stringed instruments such as mandola, mandolin, and bouzouki. He also performs backing vocals in live performances, and occasionally plays keyboards and bass pedal synthesizers. Like the other members of Rush, Lifeson performs real-time on-stage triggering of sampled instruments, concurrently with his guitar playing.

The bulk of Lifeson's work in music has been with Rush, although Lifeson has contributed to a body of work outside of the band as well. Aside from music, Lifeson is part-owner of The Orbit Room, a bar and restaurant located in Toronto, Canada, and is a licensed aircraft pilot.

Along with his bandmates Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, Lifeson was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a group.

He currently ranks 3rd in the Guitar World Readers poll of 100 greatest guitarists.

source: wikipedia


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Happy Birthday ROB HALFORD (video)

#robhalford #judaspriest #rockfileradio
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford (born 25 August 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest. He is considered one of the most consistently powerful singers in rock, possessing a wide vocal range, and is particularly known for his trademark high-pitched, operatic, soaring screams. His vocal range currently spans nearly four octaves. In addition to his work with Judas Priest, he has been involved with several side projects, including Fight, 2wo and Halford. He is credited as the first openly gay heavy metal musician, having come out in 1998.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday GENE SIMMONS (video)

#genesimmons #kiss #rockfileradio
Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz; Hebrew: חיים ויץ‎; August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist/co-lead vocalist of Kiss, a hard rock band he co-founded in the early 1970s. With Kiss, Simmons has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday VIVIAN CAMPBELL (video)

#viviancampbell #dio #defleppard #rockfileradio
Vivian Patrick Campbell (born 25 August 1962) is a Northern Irish rock guitarist who is a member of Def Leppard and was a member of Thin Lizzy from May 2010 to November 2011. Prior to joining Def Leppard in April 1992, he had been a member of Whitesnake, Sweet Savage, Trinity, Riverdogs, and Shadow King. He first rose to prominence in 1982 as the original guitarist of the band Dio.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday DEREK SHERINIAN (video)

#dereksherinian #rockfileradio
Derek Sherinian (born August 25, 1966) is an American keyboardist who has toured and recorded for Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiss, and Black Label Society. He was also a member of Dream Theater from 1994–1999, is the founder of Planet X and also one of the founding members of Black Country Communion. His solo albums often feature a variety of prominent guest musicians, including guitarists Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Billy Sheehan, Zakk Wylde and Al Di Meola.

Sherinian has distinguished himself by his aggressive "guitaristic" approach to his keyboard style. He has appeared on the cover of numerous keyboard magazines around the world, including the November 2011 issue of Keyboard Magazine, which declared Sherinian a "Keyboard hero for a new generation". He has also been called the "King of the Keys" by Guitar World magazine and the "Caligula of Keyboards" by Alice Cooper. His main musical influences include Elton John, Van Halen and Jeff Beck.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday SPIDER ONE (video)

#spiderone #powerman5000 #rockfileradio
Michael David Cummings, better known by his stage name Spider One, (born August 25, 1968) is a musician; the lead singer, founding and only consistent member of the Boston-based metal band Powerman 5000, host of's "on the fly", and owner of Megatronic Records. His most notable hit to-date has been "When Worlds Collide", featured on Tonight the Stars Revolt!.

Spider One is the brother of singer/filmmaker Rob Zombie. He hopes to enter the field of filmmaking as well. Spider's television series Death Valley aired on MTV in 2011. Rob and Spider's styles have often been a source for comparison.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday GEOFF DOWNES (video)

#GeoffDownes #asia #yes #thebuggles #rockfileradio
Geoffrey Downes (born 25 August 1952) is an English rock keyboard player and songwriter for the bands Yes and Asia, and formerly of The Buggles, during which he played multiple keyboards to achieve a New Wave technopop sound. He was once entered for the Guinness Book of Records for performing with the most keyboards (28) on stage in one performance.

While currently active with the original Asia, he has also finished three albums with John Wetton on their side project 'Icon', and recorded a live DVD in February 2009 to promote the release of their third studio album. The project included guitarist Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters, Keith Emerson), Pete Riley (Keith Emerson, Ken Hensley), and Hugh McDowell (Electric Light Orchestra). In addition, Downes is also working on television, film and production music for a London West End film production company, Original Production Music Ltd.

source: wikipedia


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Road Justice (video)

#notextingwhiledriving #roadjustice #publicservice #rockfileradio
Everyone hates traffic accidents, but when they are caused by dumbasses... well, wouldn't it be great to dispense some "road justice"? Not to the driver, but to the cause of the problem. In Russia, this happened!

So much win!

source: reddit


Friday, August 23, 2013

KATATONIA "The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here" Official (video)

#katatonia #rockfileradio
Already a very popular band on Rockfile Radio ICE, Katatonia has reworked their latest album to find new music within.  Check out the first release from Dethrones and Uncrowned, "The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here":

'The One You Are Looking For is Not Here' (lyric video) (from Dethroned & Uncrowned)
Guest vocals by Silje Wergeland courtesy of The Gathering.

In August 2012 Katatonia released Dead End Kings, their ninth studio album. The album was the band's most successful to date and cemented the Swede's position as masters of sorrowful metal.

Dead End Kings was released on the Peaceville label, the band's home for the past 14 years. In September 2013 the band return with Dethroned and Uncrowned, their first release on Kscope, Peaceville's sister label.

Many of the ecstatic reviews the Dead End Kings received commented on the fact that the album marked another step in the band's journey towards a more progressive sound. Dethroned and Uncrowned allows them to explore these elements of the record further as they have reworked the album, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.

The album will be available on double LP, download and as 2 disc (CD & DVD-AV) digibook set, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album.

1.The Parting
2.The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here (download:
4.The Racing Heart
8.Undo You
10.First Prayer
11.Dead Letters

For more info on Dethroned & Uncrowned visit:
Pre-order the 2CD Digibook version from the Kscope Store:
or the Double LP HERE:

source: Kscope


PEARL JAM "Mind Your Manners" Official (video)

#pearljam #rockfileradio
Pearl Jam has debuted the new ‘Mind Your Manners’ video from their upcoming disc ‘Lightning Bolt’:

Produced by famed photographer and film director Danny Clinch, the video definitely stimulates the senses. The band performs in front of a video screen as scenes of natural and human destruction play out behind them.

In addition to the first single, Pearl Jam have been introducing new songs into their live sets at their one off shows and festival appearances throughout the summer. At their show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field the band played the title track ‘Lightning Bolt’ in addition to another new ballad called ‘Future Days.’

‘Lightning Bolt’ is due out on Oct. 15 and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes or on the band’s official website

A few days prior to ‘Lightning Bolt’s official release date, Pearl Jam will kick off their North American tour in Pittsburgh, Pa with dates through the beginning of December.

Pearl Jam 2013 North American Tour Dates:

10/11 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Consol Energy Center
10/12 — Buffalo, N.Y. — First Niagara Center
10/15 — Worcester, Mass. — DCU Center
10/18 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Barclays Center
10/19 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Barclays Center
10/21 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
10/22 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
10/25 — Hartford, Conn. — XL Center
10/27 — Baltimore, Md. — 1st Mariner Arena
10/29 — Charlottesville, Va. — John Paul Jones Arena
10/30 — Charlotte, N.C. — Time Warner Cable Arena
11/1-3 — New Orleans, La. — Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/15 — Dallas, Texas — American Airlines Arena
11/16 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Chesapeake Energy Arena
11/19 — Phoenix, Ariz, — Arena
11/21 — San Diego, Calif. — Viejas Arena
11/23 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Sports Arena
11/24 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Sports Arena
11/26 — Oakland, Calif. — Oracle Arena
11/29 — Portland, Ore. — Rose Garden Arena
11/30 — Spokane, Wash. — Spokane Arena
12/2 — Calgary, Alberta — Scotiabank Saddledome
12/4 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Rogers Arena
12/6 — Seattle, Wash. — Key Arena

source: loudwire


Happy Birthday DEAN DELEO (video)

 #deadndeleo #stp #stonetemplepilots #rockfileradio
Dean DeLeo (born August 23, 1961 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American guitarist known for his work with rock band Stone Temple Pilots. Dean is also known for his role in the short-lived bands Talk Show and Army of Anyone. He is the older brother of Robert DeLeo, who plays bass for STP.

DeLeo's playing has received strong critical acclaim over the years. STP's second album, Purple, released in 1994, was ranked at #73 on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All-time list.

source: wikipedia


Happy Birthday GARY HOEY (video)

#garyhoey #rockfileradio
Gary Hoey (born August 23, 1960) is a surfer-rock musician. At fourteen, Hoey often lingered outside Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, making friends and offering to pay for lessons. To devote his time to music, he dropped out of high school and began playing Boston's local clubs and teaching guitar to other young players. He auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne in 1988, when Osbourne was searching for a replacement for Jake E. Lee, but the job went to Zakk Wylde.

In 1993, he recorded the successful Animal Instinct album, which included a cover of the Focus hit "Hocus Pocus". Not only did the hit rocket into the Billboard Top 5, outpacing all other singles as the most frequently played rock song of the year, but the album went on to reach classic rock notoriety. The successful Endless Summer II soundtrack soon followed. He went on to record around twelve instrumental albums, all electric guitar oriented. His 1996 release, Bug Alley, displayed added vocal ability that he has expanded on more recent albums. He continues to tour extensively.

source: wikipedia


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Happy Birthday VERNON REID (video)

#vernonreid #livingcolour #rockfileradio
Vernon Alphonsus Reid (born August 22, 1958) is an English-born American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, Reid was named #66 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Critic Steve Huey writes, "[Reid's] rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from heavy metal and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well."

source: wikipedia