New music releases, 15th June 2015

Here are the new and notable releases this week, 15th June 2015:

Frogstomp (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), Silverchair

Hail Mary, Iwrestledabearonce
Seamonster, The Steve McQueens
Before This World, James Taylor
Deja Vu, Ggiorgio Moroder
Live At The Roxy 25.9.14, Slash
Subculture, The Selecter
Hypoxia, Kathryn Williams
Dopamine, Third Eye Blind
Dirty Spliff Blues, Left Lane Cruiser
Restless Ones, Heartless Bastards
Music For The Motion Picture Victoria, Nils Frahm
Simple Pleasure, Tindersticks
Echoes Of A Lost Paradise, Stormhammer
Elefante, Bulletboys
Flailing Tomb, Petrels

All of the above – and many more! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Slash to release live DVD in June

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Slash will release a live DVD in June filmed during his World On Fire tour the guitarist has revealed.

Live At The Roxy 25.9.14 was recorded at the iconic Hollywood theatre and was broadcast on US TV network DirecTV last year.

As well as being released on DVD and Blu-ray, the set will also come in 2CD, 3LP and digital formats.

The recording is scheduled to drop on the 15th of June, immediately following Slash’s appearance with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators at this year’s Download festival on the weekend of the 12th – 14th of June.

The concert features songs from across Slash’s career with the track list confirmed as follows:

01. “Ghost”
02. “Nightrain”
03. “Back From Cali”
04. “You Could Be Mine”
05. “Rocket Queen”
06. “Bent To Fly”
07. “Starlight”
08. “You’re A Lie”
09. “World On Fire”
10. “Anastasia”
11. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
12. “Slither”
13. “Paradise City”
14. “Stone Blind (Bonus Track)”
15. “You’re Crazy (Bonus Track)”
16. “Wicked Stone (Bonus Track)”
17. “30 Years To Life (Bonus Track)”

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Kiss, Motley Crue and Slash confirmed for Download 2015

Download 2015 Headline Crop

So the rumours are true! Legendary US rockers Kiss are the final headline act confirmed to close out 2015’s Download Festival.

Playing on Sunday the 14th of June, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s crew will immediately follow the equally notorious Motley Crue who are set to end live touring for good at the end of next year. Also confirmed for the bill are guitar legend Slash, and UK stalwarts Enter Shikari.

Says Paul Stanley of the news: “Download has become a tradition of stature that separates the pretenders from the contenders and the champs from the chimps. It will be an honour to take our turf and leave no doubt why we wear the crown.”

Simmons added: “To all our fans – our intention is to get on that stage, blow the heavens to smithereens and take no prisoners.”

Said Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx: “Download is a very special event for me. It’s been a major destination since I started and I’m always excited to be a part of it.”

Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari says: “The thing I love more than anything is playing outside at night. We thank Download for the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the great outdoors and engulf and deluge festival-goers with our noise. It is an honour to be closing the night – and because of this we will bring illuminations with us. Do attend.”

Tickets for Download 2015 go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 20th of November, via

Download 2015 Headline Lineup

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Duff Mckagan: Scott Weiland era of Velvet Revolver is over


Duff McKagan has said in interview that the Scott Weiland era of Velvet Revolver is over.

Weiland said last month that he was hoping to arrange an “easy money” return to the VR fold, and then just this week said that he had been through “cattle call” procedures with a view to getting his old job back.

But, speaking to VH1 Radio, Mckagan said: “No, that played itself out. That was a chapter in life, you know. Not a defining moment, just a chapter. I wish that guy the best of luck and I hope he’s okay.”

Guitarist Slash recently insisted that Velvet Revolver have a future as a band and that he had been lining up an audition with a new singer.

When asked, McKagan said that he wasn’t aware of a specific audition, but agreed with Slash’s assessment of the band: “I think when it’s the right time to happen again, it’ll happen.”

“That band was so good and started with all the right intentions. We wrote a lot of material near the end of that band. We got really free musically – so we’ve got all this material, and it’s a really talented band.”

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Watch! Alter Bridge release animated video for “Cry of Achilles”

Alter Bridge

US rock band Alter Bridge have released the official video for their song “Cry Of Achilles.”

The song is taken from the band’s latest album, Fortress, released earlier this year.

The video was directed by SiLee Films after the company won a competition run by to produce a video for the track.

In a statement about the video, Simon Ralph and Lee Parker, who run the Nottingham based animation studio, said: “Taking inspiration from the Greek legend of Achilles and set against a mythical backdrop, we set out to make a film that would hopefully match the epic themes presented in the song.”

You can watch the video below:

Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy is currently on tour with Slash in the USA, and guitarist Mark Tremonti is currently working on his sophomore solo album. The band will re-group in October for an extensive North American tour.

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