Posts Tagged “Priority”

In the first of a two-part series of guest lessons, ROB ZOMBIE and ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) takes U.K.’s Total Guitar magazine on a shortcut to shred mastery. Check out the footage below.

John 5 recently spoke to Artisan News about his forthcoming solo album, an all-star affair which is tentatively due in 2014.

Rob Zombie is obviously my priority, and everything I do is just when he’s doing a movie or something like that,” he said. “And you know, I never play live with anyone else, I never tour, ’cause I never wanna confuse anyone. I’m just a writer. So as soon as they see a credit — ‘Oh, John 5 wrote on this Ricky Martin song,’ or whatever like that — then that will… So it doesn’t really get in the way. But I love doing my instrumental records and people really enjoy ’em, so I’m always working on those. I’m working on one right now. I’ve got Elton John‘s bass player doing stuff. I mean, I have a bunch of guest stars on this one, so it’s gonna be really good.”

Regarding how his upcoming album will be different from his last effort, 2012’s “God Told Me To”, John 5 said: “The last one was half acoustic, half electric and I always like to change it up, so this one, I’m just gonna have a bunch of guest stars. So I’m gonna start asking my friends for favors and all this stuff. ‘Hey, come on in. I watched your house and I let your dog out that one time, so come play on my record.’ So I’m gonna start my long list of people to come and play. I think it’s fun.”

He continued: “These albums are a lot of fun. I just do ’em for the love of guitar and to inspire a couple of people on the way… I just really enjoy doing that. It’s great. It was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. Right when I left MANSON, I was, like, ‘OK, so I guess I’ll finally make my instrumental record.’ And it did really well, and I’m on my sixth one. And I don’t do them for money or anything — I just do them for the love of the guitar — and I think the audience really can see that. I’ll do something like a Chet Atkins song and then some crazy death metal-type song. So it’s a very wide range of music; there’s no format and there’s no rules.”

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Metallica are in serious promo-mode for the upcoming release of their 3D movie, Through The Never. The band is all over the place doing interviews, getting their own non-stop Metallica station on SiriusXM, leading up to a show at the Apollo Theater next Saturday. One of the topics that's been coming up in interviews is when …

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MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — recently entered the studio to begin recording 11 new songs for its sophomore album, tentatively due in January 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. The concept for the CD is based on “the current state of the world which is going totally insane,” according to a press release. “For example the explosive situation in Syria, governments who constantly accusing each other of lying, spying and using tricks to revoke their own population.” As a very special guest, Floor Jansen, singer of both REVAMP and NIGHTWISH, will contribute her enchanting voice.

Says Mark Jansen: “I am very happy with the songs.

“The first album was one big (cool!) experiment, but I have the feeling that the new material is more coherent and in balance.

“The philosophy of MAYAN is to let things happen intuitively and be totally open-minded for each other’s ideas. This resulted in music that I can’t stop listening to myself!”

MAYAN‘s debut album, “Quarterpast”, was released in Europe on May 20, 2011 and in North America on July 12, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT).

In an interview with The Great Southern Brainfart, Mark Jansen stated about MAYAN, “It started as just something for fun but soon it grew into something that had to be perfect as well. I thought it was just for fun to make music with old friends but now it’s as serious for me as EPICA is. Of course, EPICA remains my priority band and that’s the band that’s doing the most of the tours but MAYAN will fill in the gaps.”

When asked if the MAYAN material is — conceptually and lyrically — similar to EPICA, Mark replied, “Lyrically, you will find a lot of comparisons because it’s my style of writing. I didn’t attempt to write about completely different stuff. It could have been lyrics for an EPICA CD as well but music-wise it’s completely different. It contains way more grunts and it’s way more heavy. It is still symphonic because I love that kind of music. It’s like a mixture of SYMPHONY X and OPETH style. That kind of direction.”

MAYAN is:

* Mark Jansen (EPICA, ex-AFTER FOREVER) – Guitar, Vocals
* Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) – Keyboards
* Frank Schiphorst – Guitar, Vocals
* Rob van der Loo (ex-SUN CAGED, DELAIN) – Bass
* Isaac Delahaye (EPICA) – Guitar
* Ariën van Weesenbeek (EPICA) – Drums

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ROB ZOMBIE and ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) recently spoke to Artisan News (see video report below) about his forthcoming solo album, an all-star affair which is tentatively due in 2014.

Rob Zombie is obviously my priority, and everything I do is just when he’s doing a movie or something like that,” he said. “And you know, I never play live with anyone else, I never tour, ’cause I never wanna confuse anyone. I’m just a writer. So as soon as they see a credit — ‘Oh, John 5 wrote on this Ricky Martin song,’ or whatever like that — then that will… So it doesn’t really get in the way. But I love doing my instrumental records and people really enjoy ’em, so I’m always working on those. I’m working on one right now. I’ve got Elton John‘s bass player doing stuff. I mean, I have a bunch of guest stars on this one, so it’s gonna be really good.”

Regarding how his upcoming album will be different from his last effort, 2012’s “God Told Me To”, John 5 said: “The last one was half acoustic, half electric and I always like to change it up, so this one, I’m just gonna have a bunch of guest stars. So I’m gonna start asking my friends for favors and all this stuff. ‘Hey, come on in. I watched your house and I let your dog out that one time, so come play on my record.’ So I’m gonna start my long list of people to come and play. I think it’s fun.”

He continued: “These albums are a lot of fun. I just do ’em for the love of guitar and to inspire a couple of people on the way… I just really enjoy doing that. It’s great. It was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. Right when I left MANSON, I was, like, ‘OK, so I guess I’ll finally make my instrumental record.’ And it did really well, and I’m on my sixth one. And I don’t do them for money or anything — I just do them for the love of the guitar — and I think the audience really can see that. I’ll do something like a Chet Atkins song and then some crazy death metal-type song. So it’s a very wide range of music; there’s no format and there’s no rules.”

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A concert featuring Vince Neil, GREAT WHITE and SLAUGHTER was canceled Saturday night (August 17) after an accident involving a garbage truck on Highway 124 near Brooks Road caused a massive power outage in the area of Ford Park in in Beaumont, Texas.

According to a news release issued by the operators of Ford Park, the outage compromised the ability to safely continue with the performance.

“We regret this incidence occurred but the band and promoter have agreed to reschedule this show, date to be announced at a later time,” the SMG management company said in the news release. “The safety of fans is a priority for all parties involved.”

Purchased tickets will be honored at the future date or refunds can be obtained at point of purchase.

Check out a 12News video report below.

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A (rubbish) artist’s impression of Chester Temple Pilots

The new Stone Temple Pilots track featuring Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has been released!

Have a listen to Out of Time below…

Out Of Time was apparently recorded with Chester during some recent mutual downtime.

“Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time,” explains Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo. “We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result.”

“I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me,” explains Bennington. “When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.”

So, it looks like we could be hearing a lot more from the Chester-fronted STP. Interesting….

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A (rubbish) artist’s impression of Chester Temple Pilots

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington provided the most jaw-dropping moment of this year’s KROQ Weeinie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine on Saturday (May 20), filling in for recently sacked Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland and even performing a brand new track with the alt rock icons.

The new song, Out Of Time, was apparently recorded with Chester during some recent mutual downtime.

“Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we’ve admired for a long time,” explains Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo. “We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we’re all really happy with the result.”

Chester in his day job

“I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me,” explains Bennington. “When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at the chance. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with LP.”

So, it looks like we could be hearing a lot more from the Chester-fronted STP. Interesting….

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Napalm Death: Ceramic art is officially not metulz

In rather Monday-ruining news, Napalm Death’s recently announced gig at London’s prestigious V&A Museum in South Kensington has been cancelled due to the concerns of having brutally pummelling grindcore let loose on a museum. Fair enough, really.

“It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the one-off Napalm Death performance in collaboration with our ceramic artist in residence Keith Harrison on Friday 22 March,” reads a statement from the organisers.

“This was due to take place in the Europe Galleries which are currently being refurbished and a further safety inspection has revealed concerns that the high level of decibels generated by the performance would damage the historic fabric of the building.

“The V&A is committed to an exciting programme of exhibitions and events but the safety of our visitors and building remains our priority at all times.”

Ah well.

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Devin Townsend: bonkers, brilliant, all the b’s

HOLY TECH METAL, BATMAN! Titanically heavy Swedish titans Meshuggah and Canadian metal maestro Devin Townsend will team up for a mindblowingly huge show at London’s Brixton Academy on May 3!

Meshuggah: Kolossal

The duo will be supported by innovative djent leaders Periphery, with O2 Priority tickets onsale now from Ticketweb.

All the tech. All of it.

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Devin Townsend: bonkers, brilliant, all the b’s

HOLY TECH METAL, BATMAN! Titanically heavy Swedish titans Meshuggah and Canadian metal maestro Devin Townsend will team up for a mindblowingly huge show at London’s Brixton Academy on May 3!

Meshuggah: Kolossal

The duo will be supported by innovative djent leaders Periphery, with O2 Priority tickets onsale now from Ticketweb.

All the tech. All of it.

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