Jimi Jamison, who was the singer of the rock band Survivor in the 80s and again in the 00s, died at the age of 63 following a heart attack on Sunday, reports TMZ.
According to his booking agent, Jamison died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis after performing with Survivor the night before.
The band released a statement on its Facebook page as follows: "The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family and friends".
Viper the Rapper, famous for You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crackhas dropped a music video for his new song Shoestrangs. The video, however, in Viper's own words, is a "first draft". So this may be not be the final product. Enjoy.
Edit: The video is unlisted so if the embedded version doesn't work, follow this link:
Ryan Adams' self-titled album is available for streaming. Recorded at PAX•AM Studios and to be released on September 9th, the record was preceded by single 'Gimme Something Good', indicating a bigger influence of hard rock and punk in his LP.
Stream the album here:
Estonian industrial rockers Evestus have premiered a new video for their song "No God", off their 2012 EP with the same title. You can stream the video below. Along with it, the band have also made their newest remix album, titled No God : Dissecting Faith (out 02.09.14), available as a free download on bandcamp: http://evestus.bandcamp.com/album/no-god-dissecting-faith-free-download. Be sure to give their other records a go on bandcamp as well - with the exception of their latest full length album This Is Dramacore (29.04.2010), they're all up as free downloads.
Sludge metal supergroup Old Man Gloom - featuring members of ISIS, Cave In, and Zozobra, among
others - have announced that their sixth full-length album will be released on November 11th. The
followup to 2012's NO, their new record will be titled The Ape of God, and will be released on
CD via Profound Lore Records and on LP via SIGE Records. Album art samples can be viewed at the link
Kamijo's first full length album Heart is set for release on September 24th. There will be a regular and limited
edition of the album with the limited edition including a bonus DVD which includes music videos from previously
released singles, footage shot at his photo session in France, interview footage, a video message from KAMIJO,
and more to be announced.
A trailer has been released for the album and can be viewed below:
The track list has been revealed and the album can be pre-ordered on CDJapan below:
After a little teasing through their Facebook page and their website, Billy Talent announced a Greatest Hits
compilation that will be released soon, containing also two new songs.
Some fans asked if the band is going to disband, and their question was answered with the following:
"So we seem to have caused some confusion with us releasing a Greatest Hits record, so I’m here to clarify a
few things. WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP!!! Haha…this is not the end of Billy Talent, and in all honesty it’s quite
the opposite! In our minds, the Greatest Hits is more of a celebration of the songs we released over the years for
our loyal fans to reminisce over, and hopefully to make new fans who maybe have never heard of us. There’s
going to be a ton of cool things to go along with it that I think people are going to enjoy. As for the two new songs,
you don’t have to buy the record to get the new songs so please do ...more
Microsoft/343 Industries has announced that Misha Mansoor (Periphery/Bulb/Animals As Leaders) has contributed two new tracks for the remastered Halo 2 Anniversary, which is part of the Halo Master Chief Collection. These tracks will take the place of Breaking Benjamin's and Incubus' original contributions.
Along with Mansoor, original contributor to the Halo 2 soundtrack, Steve Vai has also contributed to a rerecording of the Halo 2 theme. Vai recorded his tracks along with full orchestral accompaniment at Skywalker Sound.
These tracks, as well as a full rerecording of the entire Marty O'Donnell/Michael Salvatori score, will be released in physical and digital formats on the day of the game's release, November 11th 2014. A two disc cd and a limited edition vinyl edition are currently planned.
A clip of both artist's contributions can be heard here (skip to 25:13):
Glenn Cornick, founding member and bass player for Jethro Tull during the group's early years, passed away on August 29th due to heart failure. Cornick contributed to Tull's first three albums, This Was, Stand Up and Benefit. He was 67 years old.
Band leader Ian Anderson released the following statement on the band's website:
"It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Glenn Cornick, bass player with Jethro Tull from the band’s inception 1968 until 1970. Of course, he had also played with the John Evan Band for the year during 1967 and so his contribution to the geographical transition from Blackpool to London and into the professional music scene was considerable.
Glenn was a man of great bonhomie and ready to befriend anyone – especially fellow musicians. Always cheerful, he brought to the early stage performances of Tull a lively bravado both as a personality and a musician.