If you missed Green Day’s performance and interview on Good Morning America Friday morning, here’s the gist: They played a couple of tunes and talked about their upcoming album ¡Uno!, which is due out next week, and they talked about why they have a trilogy coming out in the next few months. Billy Joe Armstrong said that they didn’t mean to write three albums, but when they sat down to piece together the new material they quickly had thirty songs ready to go and decided to put them out as a three-parter. Video of their performance includes their tune “Longview” where the censors did a poor job censoring out the curse words. You can watch the video online, which includes the interview. Watch their appearance on GMA here.
Some bands do it to raise funds for legal defense, like Lamb of God. Other do it because they are no longer rock stars and need to fuel their habits somehow. Which is it for Guns ‘N Roses? Hard telling. But the news is that the band is auctioning off their touring equipment. Through a bizarre user name on eBay, the band is selling off a slew of amplifiers, keyboards, microphones, guitar effects, pedal boards, backdrops, road cases and more. A note posted to the band’s website confirms the authenticity of the sale and says they’re simply trying to make room for new stuff.
New album trailer
Soundgarden’s new album King Animal is on it’s way out and there’s an eighty-five second video trailer featuring desolate tundra, fast moving clouds over a mountain, ghostly images of band members and a sample of some music. The album hits shelves November 13th. Watch the trailer below or follow this link.
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