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Donny Fandango of the St. Louis, Missouri radio station 105.7 The Point conducted an interview with vocalist Jacoby Shaddix of Californian rockers PAPA ROACH during this year’s Carnival Of Madness tour. You can now watch the chat below.

In an interview with Mosh Pit Report, PAPA ROACH drummer Tony Palermo stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to last year’s “The Connection”: “We’re working on ideas. We always lay stuff down in the back of the bus just to keep it flowing. I’ll come up with beats, I always do a lot of voice memo stuff just to get it down quick if I have an idea that pops into my head and I don’t wanna forget it. I just do a 10- or 15-second voice memo in my iPhone. It’s usually me breathing heavy into the phone in a beat style then I’ll come in [to the recording setup on the tour bus] and lay it down on this little keyboard here. It doubles as a drum set, which is weird, but it works. We put stuff together on the computer, and once we get into the actual studio in writing mode, then we go through all the stuff and decide what’s good and what sucks, or isn’t PAPA ROACH. It’s cool. There’s a lot of down time on tour, so it’s a good tool to keep it flowing so you’re not like stuck writing 15 to 20 songs for a record in 30 days. It’s really hard to do that.”

Palermo also spoke about a number of PAPA ROACH shows being canceled due to Jacoby Shaddix‘s vocal issues. “I don’t know if it’s worse for [the fans] or for us,” he said. “We pride ourselves on playing rock ‘n’ roll music live to people, and when something unfortunate like that happens, I know people who travel, like plane tickets, hotels, but you know, we’re also losing money. It’s not really about the money, though, it’s just, for us, you gotta take care of that and get it better so you have a career. Like last year, when we had to pull off of Uproar, it was so bad. We played three shows and then he just couldn’t sing anymore; he had to go in and get his voice operated on. It was that serious and that drastic. We just went through it again a little bit, but he didn’t have to get an operation, he just had to go on a little more strict vocal rest and got paired up with a new vocal coach that showed him different techniques than he’d been using.”

PAPA ROACH‘s latest album, “The Connection”, was re-released in Europe as a special tour edition on May 6 via Eleven Seven Music. The effort contains a bonus DVD of a concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles featuring performances of new songs as well as the band’s biggest hits, including “Still Swingin'”, “Give Me Back My Life”, “Before I Die”, “Last Resort” and “Between Angels & Insects”.

“The Connection” was produced by rock veteran James Michael (SIXX: A.M., HALESTORM) and John Feldmann (PANIC AT THE DISCO, THE USED, BLACK VEIL BRIDES). The CD sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.

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Our Joe Daly went to Uproar Festival to see the likes of Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and many more heavyweights bring the noise to San Diego. Lucky for him. Lucky for us, though, he went and reviewed it! Here’s what went down…

Another skin-reddening day has descended upon the paradisaical surf town of San Diego and with it arrives the 2013 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival – the last major festival tour of the season – boasting easily the most eclectic lineup to pull through in quite some time. Headliners Alice in Chains are presiding over a scrambled spectrum of rock and metal acts, including alt-rock legends Jane’s Addiction and prog metallers Coheed and Cambria, as well as up-and-comers such as Walking Papers, Dead Daisies and Middle Class Rut.

Like other tours, UPROAR has set up two second stages side-by-side to eliminate breakdown times between sets. As one band wraps up, the other band are literally standing on the stage next to them, peering around the speakers and waiting for the final note to end so they can crash into their opener. Comical as it sounds, it works enormously well, and at 2:50, Charming Liars [6] launch into an energized yet fleeting set of pop-inspired rock, followed by Sacramento’s Middle Class Rut [7], whose sugary alt-rock stage show establishes a positively airtight case for a spot on next year’s Warped Tour.

Highlights of the second stage are Canada’s Danko Jones [8], rock/metal supergroup Dead Daisies [8], and Walking Papers [8]. The Dead Daisies first detonate a ferocious half hour set of filthy classic rock and metal, powered by the hard-hitting rhythm section of bassist Marco Mendoza (ex-Thin Lizzy, ex-Whitesnake), and drummer Brian Tichy (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Whitesnake), the grooving fretwork of guitarists Richard Fortus (Guns n’Roses) and Dave Lowy (ex-Red Phoenix) and keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns n’Roses). Vocalist Jon Stevens (ex-INXS), sporting a chewed-up thumb and hobbling on a walking boot from a fishing accident, turns in a ferocious vocal performance that can likely be heard well past the Mexican border.

Duff McKagan: Walking Legend

In one of the festival’s more surreal moments (which is saying a lot with Jane’s Addiction lurking about), as two current members of GNR conclude their set with Dead Daisies on one stage, GNR’s original bassist, Duff McKagan, stands ten metres away, waiting to tear it up with his own new side project. Walking Papers turn in the most surprisingly heavy set of the afternoon with a punishing barrage of bluesy, hook-heavy anthems, powered by Duff and guitarist/vocalist Jeff Angell. Their final notes incite considerable dismay from the crowd and as security usher the people towards the main stage, two things stand out: 1) not a single “Whale’s Vagina” remark has yet been uttered and 2) Walking Papers’underground status is officially over.

Over on the main stage, the sun drops through the horizon as Circa Survive [6] offer an earnest but unremarkable clutch of pop-sweetened alt-rock as the amphitheatre begins to fill. Judging by today’s t-shirt representation, Coheed and Cambria [8] are the most in-demand outfit on today’s roster and their forty minute set offers a welcome shot of untempered urgency. Unleashing one brawny prog metal beatdown after another, including Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant, Number City and Welcome Home, Coheed and Cambria treat the audience like a flamethrower hitting a pile of dry leaves. It is majestic, as is frontman Claudio Sanchez’ heroic afro, which might well account for thirty percent of the musician’s total body mass.

Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez: furry

From the looks of Jane’s Addiction [9], they have all spent the past decade eating salads and doing sit ups. Elegantly-attired frontman Perry Farrell conjures images of old Tinseltown and those chiseled leading men of the 30s, his inimitable voice effortlessly exploring the high notes he first struck over two decades ago.

Perry Farrell: sprightly

We are especially thrilled to see Dave Navarro detonating filthy sets of mountain-cracking grooves, reminding everybody in attendance that before reality television, he was one of the architects of the alt-rock revolution. Jane’s simply kill it with an expertly-paced campaign of fan favourites including Superhero, Been Caught Stealing and Mountain Song.

Dave Navarro: groovy

Finally it’s time for headliners Alice in Chains [9] and the reception confirms that t-shirt numbers be damned, this is their crowd. Maniacal applause greets the grunge godfathers who dip straight into the old songbook with Them Bones, followed by Dam That River.

Alice In Chains: smashing it

As with most legendary bands who have seen a change in vocalist during their prime years, AIC will always inspire debate among fans regarding their election to carry on after the gut-wrenching demise of original vocalist Layne Staley. We are far too busy not giving a shit to worry about such hypothetical histrionics, instead savouring the unmitigated thrill of beholding the proto-grunge purveyors delivering a punishing retrospective of their entire catalog, tracking their early days straight through their new album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Check My Brain predictably rockets the Southern California crowd into heightened levels of clinical insanity, with seemingly every ticketholder in the venue shouting out the chorus Californiaaaaaaa’s alriiiiiiiight; Somebody check my brain!

AIC’s Mike Inez

And then it happens. At just after ten p.m., none other than the iconic riff technician himself, Jerry Cantrell, steps up to the microphone during a break and, losing his composure into a fit of chuckles, advises, “I’m pretty sure that San Diego means ‘Whale’s Vagina.’” Score!

Would? and Rooster close out a spectacular set, bringing this year’s UPROAR festival to a close and sending the masses back into the heart of the Whale’s Vagina. Although to be fair, no one really knows what San Diego means. Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago…

Alice In Chains Uproar San Diego Setlist

Them Bones
Dam That River
Check My Brain
Again
Man in the Box
Got Me Wrong
Rain When I Die
Hollow
Stone
Down in a Hole
Would?
Rooster

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On Friday, September 13th I was on site for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as it made one of the tours last stops in Irvine, CA. The weather wasn’t too hot, the crowd, although not a packed house, enjoyed all of the bands.

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On August 24, ShowsAndPromos.com conducted an interview with PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton at the Kansas City stop of this year’s Carnival Of Madness tour. You can now watch the chat below.

In a recent interview with Mosh Pit Report, PAPA ROACH drummer Tony Palermo stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s follow-up to last year’s “The Connection”: “We’re working on ideas. We always lay stuff down in the back of the bus just to keep it flowing. I’ll come up with beats, I always do a lot of voice memo stuff just to get it down quick if I have an idea that pops into my head and I don’t wanna forget it. I just do a 10- or 15-second voice memo in my iPhone. It’s usually me breathing heavy into the phone in a beat style then I’ll come in [to the recording setup on the tour bus] and lay it down on this little keyboard here. It doubles as a drum set, which is weird, but it works. We put stuff together on the computer, and once we get into the actual studio in writing mode, then we go through all the stuff and decide what’s good and what sucks, or isn’t PAPA ROACH. It’s cool. There’s a lot of down time on tour, so it’s a good tool to keep it flowing so you’re not like stuck writing 15 to 20 songs for a record in 30 days. It’s really hard to do that.”

Palermo also spoke about a number of PAPA ROACH shows being canceled due to singer Jacoby Shaddix‘s vocal issues. “I don’t know if it’s worse for [the fans] or for us,” he said. “We pride ourselves on playing rock ‘n’ roll music live to people, and when something unfortunate like that happens, I know people who travel, like plane tickets, hotels, but you know, we’re also losing money. It’s not really about the money, though, it’s just, for us, you gotta take care of that and get it better so you have a career. Like last year, when we had to pull off of Uproar, it was so bad. We played three shows and then he just couldn’t sing anymore; he had to go in and get his voice operated on. It was that serious and that drastic. We just went through it again a little bit, but he didn’t have to get an operation, he just had to go on a little more strict vocal rest and got paired up with a new vocal coach that showed him different techniques than he’d been using.”

PAPA ROACH‘s latest album, “The Connection”, was re-released in Europe as a special tour edition on May 6 via Eleven Seven Music. The effort contains a bonus DVD of a concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles featuring performances of new songs as well as the band’s biggest hits, including “Still Swingin'”, “Give Me Back My Life”, “Before I Die”, “Last Resort” and “Between Angels & Insects”.

“The Connection” was produced by rock veteran James Michael (SIXX: A.M., HALESTORM) and John Feldmann (PANIC AT THE DISCO, THE USED, BLACK VEIL BRIDES). The CD sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.

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Video footage of GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin;s August 20 drum clinic at Guitar Center in Seattle, Washington can be seen below.

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna revealed in a recent interview that the band is taking most of 2013 off, according to an interview Erna. The band spent much of 2012 on the road, both with the Uproar festival tour and Mass Chaos trek, and Erna said that a break is in order. He explained to ARTISTdirect.com, “We’re going to take some time away now because we just ran for the last two years. It’s time for us to take a break and get away from the markets for a little bit so we don’t overplay them.”

Erna added, “Maybe towards the end of the year or early 2014, we may start getting into the studio and writing. Now, we’re going to lay low. We may pop up once in a while to do a radio festival or something.”

GODSMACK‘s last studio effort, “The Oracle”, came out in 2010. The group issued its first concert album, “Live & Inspired”, last year.



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Larry Paterson joins Paul “The Rog” Rogne for the latest episode of Metalkast featuring an interview with Tony Palermo of PAPA ROACH. You can now listen to the podcast using the audio player below.

In a recent interview with Mosh Pit Report, Palermo stated about the progress of the songwriting sessions for PAPA ROACH‘s follow-up to last year’s “The Connection”: “We’re working on ideas. We always lay stuff down in the back of the bus just to keep it flowing. I’ll come up with beats, I always do a lot of voice memo stuff just to get it down quick if I have an idea that pops into my head and I don’t wanna forget it. I just do a 10- or 15-second voice memo in my iPhone. It’s usually me breathing heavy into the phone in a beat style then I’ll come in [to the recording setup on the tour bus] and lay it down on this little keyboard here. It doubles as a drum set, which is weird, but it works. We put stuff together on the computer, and once we get into the actual studio in writing mode, then we go through all the stuff and decide what’s good and what sucks, or isn’t PAPA ROACH. It’s cool. There’s a lot of down time on tour, so it’s a good tool to keep it flowing so you’re not like stuck writing 15 to 20 songs for a record in 30 days. It’s really hard to do that.”

Palermo also spoke about a number of PAPA ROACH shows being canceled due to singer Jacoby Shaddix‘s vocal issues. “I don’t know if it’s worse for [the fans] or for us,” he said. “We pride ourselves on playing rock ‘n’ roll music live to people, and when something unfortunate like that happens, I know people who travel, like plane tickets, hotels, but you know, we’re also losing money. It’s not really about the money, though, it’s just, for us, you gotta take care of that and get it better so you have a career. Like last year, when we had to pull off of Uproar, it was so bad. We played three shows and then he just couldn’t sing anymore; he had to go in and get his voice operated on. It was that serious and that drastic. We just went through it again a little bit, but he didn’t have to get an operation, he just had to go on a little more strict vocal rest and got paired up with a new vocal coach that showed him different techniques than he’d been using.”

PAPA ROACH‘s latest album, “The Connection”, was re-released in Europe as a special tour edition on May 6 via Eleven Seven Music. The effort contains a bonus DVD of a concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles featuring performances of new songs as well as the band’s biggest hits, including “Still Swingin'”, “Give Me Back My Life”, “Before I Die”, “Last Resort” and “Between Angels & Insects”.

“The Connection” was produced by rock veteran James Michael (SIXX: A.M., HALESTORM) and John Feldmann (PANIC AT THE DISCO, THE USED, BLACK VEIL BRIDES). The CD sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.

Interview (audio):

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On August 22, Sami Jarroush of the Rock It Out! Blog conducted an interview with JANE’S ADDICTION singer Perry Farrell at the Tinley Park, Illinois stop of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is quality fan-filmed video footage of JANE’S ADDICTION performing a new song entitled “Another Soulmate” at the Tinley Park show.

“Being that we have a tour, I’m really happy that we have a good song that will serve as our calling card when we hit various cities,” Perry Farrell told RollingStone,com. “JANE’S is kind of known for long songs; being this is a one-song single, I thought it’d be interesting to try and write a BEATLES-esque short song that would be fast and furious and it would just be fun, dig it and move on, short attention span.”

In addition to JANE’S ADDICTION, Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival features ALICE IN CHAINS, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, WALKING PAPERS and DANKO JONES, among others.

Farrell talked to RollingStone.com about some of the other bands on the bill. “I’ve met the COHEED AND CAMBRIA kids; I like them a lot,” he said. “I like how creative they are with their comic-book stuff; it’s amazing that they’re so into making comics and superheroes and things like that. It reminds me a little bit of the TOOL guys when I first met them and they were really into doing interesting and bizarre things with video. The ALICE [IN CHAINS] guys I’ve known forever; I knew them in their heyday and I’ve continued to stay in touch with Jerry Cantrell.”

JANE’S ADDICTION released a concert document called “Live In NYC” on June 25. The set was issued on DVD/CD, Blu-ray and double LP vinyl, as well as standalone DVD and CD. The show was filmed and recorded at New York City’s Terminal 5 on July 25, 2011, while the band was touring in support of its first studio album in eight years, “The Great Escape Artist”.

Interview:

“Another Soulmate” performance:

“Another Soulmate” lyric video:

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Continuing with our coverage of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, this time we get a call from Virginia’s THE CHUCK SHAFFER PICTURE SHOW.

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Throwback rockers THE DEAD DAISIES have become a hot topic largely because of Slash gracing “Lock ‘n Load” on their self-titled debut album. Of course, former INXS and NOISEWORKS singer Jon Stevens is another notable, while a revamp to the band’s touring lineup has brought over Dizzy Reed and Richard Fortus from GUNS N’ ROSES along with Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY and WHITESNAKE), plus NINE INCH NAILS drummer Alex Carapetis.

The nucleus of THE DEAD DAISIES comprises of Stevens and guitarist David Lowy (THE ANGELS, MINK and RED PHOENIX). Reportedly, they’d come up with the foundations of the twelve songs for their inaugural album within the span of few hours. In the company of producer and engineer John Fields, “The Dead Daisies” was laid down in a couple of weeks. Finding themselves swept onto AEROSMITH‘s Australian run this year and subsequently showcased on the 2013 Rockstar Uproar Festival, the whirling success of THE DEAD DAISIES could prove to be an immediate fruitful venture. Or it could turn out to be a flash-in-the-pan.

With all the hype surrounding them, THE DEAD DAISIES don’t play like the next minute matters. What’s best said about their work is their concocted weave of seventies-to-eighties blues and hard rock is entertaining and occasionally explorative. While “The Dead Daisies” doesn’t quite roll with start-to-finish energy, Stevens and Lowy do have undeniable passion.

It helps that Jon Stevens is an expert in mixing finesse with knuckle-down in his chops. Even when the album taps along with squishy and smooth hummers like “Tomorrow” and “Yesterday”, Stevens lends a subtle fang overtop, keeping a dirty verve that’s accented by David Lowy‘s bluesy lags. All throughout the album, Stevens sings like he’s got John Lee Hooker at his back, and when the album may not be firing on all thrusters, you can count on him to soar.

Focused primarily on a BAD COMPANY and ALLMAN BROTHERS stack of country blues and bar rock grooves, THE DEAD DAISIES clicks best on the sweaty “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and the punchy drag of “I Can’t Fight This Feeling”. They come out swinging with the uppity “It’s Gonna Take Time” and cut back to the same jumpy pace on “Miles In Front of Me”, “Bible Row” and “Talk to Me”. Along the way, they borrow from THE ROLLING STONES‘ late sixties psychedelics and calypso splashes on “Washington”. Plus they somehow manage to turn ROD STEWART‘s “Forever Young” (straight down to the twinkling mandolin) into something unfathomably meatier with “Writing On the Wall”.

As for the highlight cut, “Lock ‘n Load”, the omnipresence of Slash elevates the song’s swampy, double-backed feel. You know when he’s there, particularly on the wailing top layers and the juicy solo section. Without Slash, however, the number wouldn’t be quite as exciting; it would come off as the majority of “The Dead Daisies” does, played for kicks, not quite shooting to thrill.

Therein lies any inherent criticism of this album. For what it is, “The Dead Daisies” is a good knockabout album to pull down a round of suds, even if you subtly find yourself wanting to pull down the first four BAD COMPANY records halfway into this jaunt. Jon Stevens and David Lowy know what they’re doing, but they’ll need to let their amped-up touring squad stoke their fires beyond their homey little foundry if there’s to be a return visit to this project.

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While on the Albuquerque, NM stop of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, BEWARE OF DARKNESS mainman Kyle Nicolaides took time out of his day to have the below conversation. Q: Hey Kyle, what’s happening? A: Not much, how about you

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