Posts Tagged “Spokane Washington”

TOOL has released a statement to RollingStone.com explaining how a misunderstanding between the band’s guitarist and a fan led to speculation that the group had completed its new studio album.

“Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland TOOL concert, joked that the band’s new album was not only finished but coming out the next day,” the statement reads. “Unfortunately, his off-the-cuff joke was taken out of context. Work on the forthcoming album is ongoing and as soon as it is done, trust me, we will be the first to let everyone know.”

Jones posted a message on his Twitter profile stating, “FYI, ‘The record’s done and it’s coming out tomorrow’ is what I said yesterday, followed by ‘just kidding. . . ‘”

TOOL kicked off its spring tour at Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington on Tuesday (March 4) with a two-hour collection of fan favorites but not a single new tune in sight. According to RollingStone.com, the Los Angeles band opened its set with “Hooker With A Penis” and blasted through hits like “Vicarious”, “Schism” and “Jambi” before ending with the triple knockout of “Forty-Six & 2”, “Ænema” and “Stinkfist”.

The instrumental members of TOOL have acknowledged working on new music for a large portion of the past year, but have yet to give any sign that they are ready to hit “record.”

TOOL‘s last album, “10,000 Days”, came out in 2006. The band has toured a few times since then.

Keenan has kept himself busy with his Arizona wine-making business and his band PUSCIFER, along with doing some live work and a little new music with A PERFECT CIRCLE.

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In the two-minute clip below, guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn of San Francisco Bay rea metallers MACHINE HEAD talks to Gibson about his love of playing guitar.

Bassist Jared MacEachern made his live debut with MACHINE HEAD on June 24 in Spokane, Washington.

Some fans might remember MacEachern from MACHINE HEAD‘s 2007 “The Black Tyranny” tour, on which he performed with his previous band, SANCTITY. MACHINE HEAD, challenged to find a fill-in bass player for the North American tour after an injury sidelined their then-four-stringer Adam Duce, also found themselves in need of someone to sing harmony with singer/guitarist Robb Flynn.

Earlier this year, MACHINE HEAD conducted an extensive search for candidates through various channels, the most fruitful of which proved to be video submissions. Sifting through more than 400 videos, the band personally reviewed and evaluated everyone’s performances, including MacEachern, who made the short list without a second thought.

After reviewing all of the submissions, the band narrowed down the 400-plus candidates to a short list of seven, each of whom took a trip to Oakland to perform a handful of songs in person and spend the day hanging with the band.

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Bassist Jared MacEachern (pictured below) made his live debut with San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD this past Monday night (June 24) in Spokane, Washington.

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Bassist Jared MacEachern (pictured below) made his live debut with San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD last night (Monday, June 24) in Spokane, Washington.

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Walking Corpse Syndrome is currently working on new album “Alive in Desolation,” and now the band has checked in with a new studio report. You can check out the full blog with photos from the studio at this location, or read the following excerpts:

“We’ve been nothing but impressed with Amplified Wax, a recording studio in Spokane, Washington. Jimmy, the head honcho and Grand Master of Engineering Magic, is a genius who is able to bring the absolute best out in all of us. His ears are sharp as razors and his expertise is unrivaled by anything we’ve ever seen. One would think that by now, we would be numb to the experience, that we would no longer be gawking at each other with fully-dropped jaws, stammering the same slobbering mantra, ‘This album is going to be SO FUCKING KILLER!’

“In that respect, we are perpetually broken records, because ‘Alive in Desolation’ is incredible RIGHT NOW AS IT IS, even in the amniotic sea of tracking. From day one, our expectations were completely surpassed. With each passing day, we become more and more amazed, more impressed, more blown away that music of this caliber can come from a little Montana band. We reached for the stars and were catapulted beyond the cosmos, straight into the fiery bliss of the indescribable spirit of Awesomeness itself!

“We expected a high quality rendition of what we’ve been playing. What we’re getting is repeated shock after shock of amazement. The songs start and we hem and haw, high-five, and grab-ass in our bizarre tribal revelry. Allow me to reiterate: WE ARE HIGHLY IMPRESSED, MAJORLY BLOWN AWAY, AND RANDILY EAGER TO FINISH THIS ALBUM. We have to get this into your hands, into your CD player, onto your computer, your iPod, your smartphone, your central nervous system, and anywhere else we can get it. We’re so stoked that we need you to hear it, so that you can be stoked like us. Then we shall all embrace in a festive jump-hug, burn some effigies, and toast to the everlasting spirit of Metal.

“There’s a strange duality to recording this album. We can’t wait to finish it, but each of us who have already finished recording our parts have felt a slight sense of sadness that we’re done. It means that we’re powerless to do anything but watch, listen, and wait. We want to open our Christmas present early; we want to rip the clear plastic garbage off of a CD copy of AiD and stuff it into the CD player, turn the volume up to 11, and revel in all its glory. Excitement like this must be contained, channeled, and focused into the project, and into FUNDING the project. So we wait, and we cheer Matthew and Leif on as they stomp through their parts.

“Shawn and Greg tore through their drum parts like a couple of Bosses, placing us ahead of schedule. Leif is consistently knocking out at least one song per night, and proving his worth as an incredibly formidable extreme vocalist. I’ve finished my guitar and bass parts because I keeps it simple and it feels good to be a gangster. Bill hit consecutive home runs with his bass and violin parts, taking a couple songs to entirely new levels that blew the rest of us away. Matthew has begun tracking his guitar parts and is currently pouring all of his dedication, attention-to-detail, and bullheaded resolve to bring the best album we possibly can to you. These dudes have been wringing their souls out, dripping pure passion into a bucket to be refined, honed, and mass produced FOR YOU GUYS AND GALS!”

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Eclipse Records has announced the signing of Spokane, Washington band THE FAIL SAFE PROJECT to a worldwide deal.

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Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static’s solo performances on September 29 in Boise, Idaho and September 30 in Spokane, Washington can be seen below.

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According to KXLY4’s Annie Bishop, a Spokane, Washington boy who is suffering from cystic fibrosis had his wish came true Friday night when he met the members of KISS at the Spokane Arena.

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KEEP OF KALESSIN’s May 14 concert from The Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington was streamed live via Livestream.com.

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Belphegor’s May 14 concert from The Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington has been posted online in its entirety. You can view the footage in the player provided below, courtesy of Livestream.com.

Watch live streaming video from theknitspokane at livestream.com

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