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Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum released his new album, “Stratosphere”, under the moniker MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.

“Stratosphere” is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album.

“Over the years, I’ve been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn’t always been for the better,” says Sorum. “But after years of soul searching, I organically fell into a different state of mind.

“With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It’s as real and exposed as anything I’ve ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it.”

Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano.

“I’ve always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record,” Matt says.

“I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion.

“I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well.”

The official “Stratosphere” trailer can be seen below.

MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY“Stratosphere” track listing:

01. Intro – Stratosphere Part 1
02. The Sea
03. What Ziggy Says
04. For the Wild Ones
05. Goodbye To You
06. Gone
07. Lady of the Stone
08. Ode to Nick Drake
09. Blue
10. Josephine
11. Land of the Pure
12. Killers N Lovers
13. The Lonely Teardrop
14. Outro – Stratosphere Part 2

Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the “Stratosphere” CD: “I’m known as a rock guy, but I’ve always loved so many diverse artists. I was a huge Joni Mitchell fan; I remember listening to a lot of her records back to back. Neil Young, Tom Petty, THE BEATLES, of course, and I was a huge Bowie fan. I was also into progressive stuff, like early GENESIS, Peter Gabriel era. You can hear that influence on the new album; there are a couple of songs that have some interesting time changes.

“I’ve always dabbled on the acoustic guitar, and I wrote a couple songs for VELVET REVOLVER. In GUNS N’ ROSES, Axl [Rose] and Slash looked to me for arrangements. I wasn’t the predominant songwriter, but I’ve always been involved in the process.

“When I put ‘Stratosphere’ together, I actually had a lot of it on cassette. I’d been writing the songs over the years, and I wanted to do an album that was just coming from me, regardless of anyone’s expectations.”

Asked if MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY will go out on tour, Sorum said: “We’re going to tour, but it isn’t going to be a typical rock show. If I’m going to front a band, I can’t see myself, at my age, jumping up and playing rock and roll the way Dave Grohl does. Dave pulls it off, running around the stage with an electric guitar. But would that feel right for me? How can I make this feel natural, a natural progression, growing into the man that I finally feel that I am, and saying what I want to say now?”

“Stratosphere” trailer:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 5:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 4:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 3:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 2:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 1:

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary drummer of GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and THE CULT, Matt Sorum will release his new album, “Stratosphere”, under the moniker MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY on March 11 on Rok Dok Recordings via Kobalt Label Services.

“Stratosphere” is major departure from the hard-hitting rock Sorum is best known for. His intense passion for animal and human rights, and need to give back heavily influenced the narrative and acoustic orchestration of the album.

“Over the years, I’ve been influenced by my surroundings and sometimes that hasn’t always been for the better,” says Sorum. “But after years of soul searching, I organically fell into a different state of mind.

“With many lessons learned along the way, it seemed like the perfect time to do a record in my own voice, if you will. It’s as real and exposed as anything I’ve ever offered my in my career, and I hope you enjoy it.”

Besides stepping behind the mic for lead vocals, Sorum wrote the entire album, and plays acoustic guitar and piano.

“I’ve always played acoustic, so I wanted to use that as the feel of the record,” Matt says.

“I chose the musicians I wanted by records they had played on, and diverse instruments such as mellotron, slide guitar and ethnic percussion.

“I always wanted orchestration, so this album was the canvas for that as well.”

Pre-order “Stratosphere” now on iTunes and get an instant download of “The Sea”.

Check out the ffth and final webisode about of the making of “Stratosphere” below.

MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY“Stratosphere” track listing:

01. Intro – Stratosphere Part 1
02. The Sea
03. What Ziggy Says
04. For the Wild Ones
05. Goodbye To You
06. Gone
07. Lady of the Stone
08. Ode to Nick Drake
09. Blue
10. Josephine
11. Land of the Pure
12. Killers N Lovers
13. The Lonely Teardrop
14. Outro – Stratosphere Part 2

Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the “Stratosphere” CD: “I’m known as a rock guy, but I’ve always loved so many diverse artists. I was a huge Joni Mitchell fan; I remember listening to a lot of her records back to back. Neil Young, Tom Petty, THE BEATLES, of course, and I was a huge Bowie fan. I was also into progressive stuff, like early GENESIS, Peter Gabriel era. You can hear that influence on the new album; there are a couple of songs that have some interesting time changes.

“I’ve always dabbled on the acoustic guitar, and I wrote a couple songs for VELVET REVOLVER. In GUNS N’ ROSES, Axl [Rose] and Slash looked to me for arrangements. I wasn’t the predominant songwriter, but I’ve always been involved in the process.

“When I put ‘Stratosphere’ together, I actually had a lot of it on cassette. I’d been writing the songs over the years, and I wanted to do an album that was just coming from me, regardless of anyone’s expectations.”

Asked if MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY will go out on tour, Sorum said: “We’re going to tour, but it isn’t going to be a typical rock show. If I’m going to front a band, I can’t see myself, at my age, jumping up and playing rock and roll the way Dave Grohl does. Dave pulls it off, running around the stage with an electric guitar. But would that feel right for me? How can I make this feel natural, a natural progression, growing into the man that I finally feel that I am, and saying what I want to say now?”

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 5:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 4:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 3:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 2:

Making of “Stratosphere” webisode 1:

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METALLICA teamed up with SiriusXM radio to bring back the Mandatory Metallica channel and celebrated with a special show last night (Saturday, September 21) at Harlem’s world-famous 1,500-capacity Apollo Theater in New York City.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Ride The Lightning
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. The Day That Never Comes
06. The Memory Remains
07. Broken, Beat & Scarred
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
09. Sad But True
10. Orion
11. One
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman

Encore:

16. Creeping Death
17. Battery
18. Seek & Destroy

Fan-filmed can be seen below. Also available are photos courtesy of Theo Wargo for SiriusXM.

METALLICA will reportedly perform today (Sunday, September 22) at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor retiring Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants — who happen to be METALLICA‘s hometown team.

And why would METALLICA pay tribute to the legendary Rivera, who’s calling it quits after nearly 20 years with the Yanks? Because for most of those years, the future Baseball Hall Of Famer has been coming out of the bullpen to close out games to the tune of METALLICA‘s “Enter Sandman” playing on the stadium’s P.A. system.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Daily News contacted Yankees reps about the matter, but a team spokesperson would not comment on “any events surrounding Mo‘s ceremony.”

METALLICA performed at Yankee Stadium once before, nearly two years ago in September 2011 when the “Big Four” tour with SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH stopped there.

Photo credit: Theo Wargo for SiriusXM

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AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer stopped by FOX25‘s “Morning News” in Boston this morning (Wednesday, September 18) for Rockin’ & Roastin’ “coffee talk” with longtime host Gene Lavanchy. Check out video footage of Kramer‘s appearance below.

In July, Kramer announced that his Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic coffee line would start gracing the shelves of all 29 Big Y locations throughout Massachusetts in August.

Available in whole-bean and ground versions, Kramer‘s trio of brews from Ethiopia, Guatemala and Sumatra are currently on the shelves of Big Y in Franklin and Walpole retailing for $7.99-$8.99 per 12-ounce bag.

Kramer is a coffee-loving Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer. The story of Joey Kramer‘s Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic, custom-roasted coffee blends begins in the field. Unlike “sun grown” coffee that’s cheaper to produce but requires chemical fertilizers and pesticides and leads to the destruction of native rainforests, Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee is lovingly cultivated using the traditional “shade grown” method, under a canopy of indigenous trees. This sustainable practice supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life, provides food and shelter to migrating birds, and helps to filter carbon dioxide from the air, reducing the danger of global warming. There is currently a trio of international blends offered: two Dark roasts, from Sumatra and Ethiopia; and, a Dark-Medium, hailing from Guatemala.

“I think the biggest hurdle that I’ll have is getting the message out there that it’s not just another celebrity lending his name to make money. I’m hands-on,” Kramer told Union Leader. “I have a great team that I put together, and we’re obsessed with bringing quality gourmet coffee to the market for a reasonable retail price.”

For more information, visit www.rockinandroastin.com.

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On September 18, AEROSMITH drummer and Rockin’ & Roastin’ creator, Joey Kramer, will make appearances at Big Y in Franklin and Walpole. In July, Kramer announced that his Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic coffee line would start gracing the shelves of all 29 Big Y locations throughout Massachusetts in August.

To celebrate this partnership, Kramer will hit up the two Big Y locations to mix and mingle with local shoppers and fans alike. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet, chat and pose for photos with Kramer, while checking out the latest offerings from Rockin’ & Roastin’. Kramer also will be personalizing Rockin’ & Roastin’ purchases with his legendary signature, making it a delicious collector’s item.

Available in whole-bean and ground versions, Kramer‘s trio of brews from Ethiopia, Guatemala and Sumatra are currently on the shelves of Big Y in Franklin and Walpole retailing for $7.99-$8.99 per 12-ounce bag.

Big Y
348 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038 ‎
Wednesday, September 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Big Y
1111 Providence Highway
Walpole, MA 02081
Wednesday, September 18 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This event is complimentary to the public. With purchase of a Rockin’ & Roastin’ bag of coffee, Kramer will personally autograph it.

For more information, visit www.rockinandroastin.com.

Kramer is a coffee-loving Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer. The story of Joey Kramer‘s Rockin’ & Roastin’ organic, custom-roasted coffee blends begins in the field. Unlike “sun grown” coffee that’s cheaper to produce but requires chemical fertilizers and pesticides and leads to the destruction of native rainforests, Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee is lovingly cultivated using the traditional “shade grown” method, under a canopy of indigenous trees. This sustainable practice supports a wide diversity of plant and animal life, provides food and shelter to migrating birds, and helps to filter carbon dioxide from the air, reducing the danger of global warming. There is currently a trio of international blends offered: two Dark roasts, from Sumatra and Ethiopia; and, a Dark-Medium, hailing from Guatemala.

“I think the biggest hurdle that I’ll have is getting the message out there that it’s not just another celebrity lending his name to make money. I’m hands-on,” Kramer told Union Leader. “I have a great team that I put together, and we’re obsessed with bringing quality gourmet coffee to the market for a reasonable retail price.”

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METALLICA will guest on “The Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM satellite radio on Monday, September 23.

Back in July, Gary Dell’Abate, the executive producer of “The Howard Stern Show”, revealed that METALLICA would take part in an interview and perform two of its “classic” songs on the program.

As previously reported, METALLICA is rumored to be preparing a surprise performance at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor retiring Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera. The New York Daily News noted last month that METALLICA will be in town to perform at the Apollo Theater on September 21, one day before the Yankees stage a celebration of Rivera‘s career on September 22 prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants — who happen to be METALLICA‘s hometown team.

And why would METALLICA pay tribute to the legendary Rivera, who’s calling it quits after nearly 20 years with the Yanks? Because for most of those years, the future Baseball Hall Of Famer has been coming out of the bullpen to close out games to the tune of METALLICA‘s “Enter Sandman” playing on the stadium’s P.A. system.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Daily News contacted Yankees reps about the matter, but a team spokesperson would not comment on “any events surrounding Mo‘s ceremony.”

METALLICA performed at Yankee Stadium once before, nearly two years ago in September 2011 when the “Big Four” tour with SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH stopped there.

As previously reported, METALLICA is playing at the Apollo to promote the release of its new movie, “Metallica Through The Never”.

The 3D IMAX film made its world premiere on September 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening on September 27 at IMAX theaters and expanding onto additional screens on October 4.

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“Torture”, the new video from San Francisco Bay Area poppy metalcorists PICTURE ME BROKEN — who are fronted by Layla “Brooklyn” Allman, the 20-year-old daughter of legendary Southern rocker and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gregg Allman — can be seen below.

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The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer is auctioning of his personal 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible.

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AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer, a coffee-lovin’ Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer introduces Rockin’ & Roastin’, an organic, fair trade, custom-roasted coffee.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, newly inducted Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Alice Cooper says that he understands the situation Charlie Sheen is in.

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