Thurston Moore preps new solo album

According to Rolling Stone, the former Sonic Youth guitarist will issue his fifth solo album, Rock n Roll Consciousness, on April 28. Moore and band will be touring at various times throughout the year, including a brief North American run in May. Moore is joined by his current backing band: My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, guitarist James Sedwards and Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley. Frank Hoensch/RedfernsIndie rock legend Thurston Moore is gearing up for a new solo release. The songs’ lyrics were penned by poet Radio Radieux, with the exception of the first single, “Smoke of Dreams.” The song’s video is a moody, impressionistic trip through New York city that builds in intensity along with the music. Moore co-produced the new five-song disc with Paul Epworth, known for his work with pop stars like Adele and Rihanna.

Lacuna Coil unveil “Blood, Tears, Dust” video

Hope you enjoy this video as much as I do!”
Hinting at things to come, Scabbia also says the video is “part of something bigger…This is the core of who we are as a band: the sweat, the dirt, the raw energy. Francesco Prandoni/RedfernsVeteran Italian metal band Lacuna Coil have released a new video for “Blood, Tears, Dust,” a track from their 2016 album, Delirium. Writing on the band’s Facebook page, Lacuna Coil frontwoman Christina Scabbia says she’s a big fan of the new video. She enthuses, “I love how [the director] filmed this. The photography, the colors and the hints in the story are perfectly placed and it is the first time we are really ‘acting.'”
Scabbia also teases, “This video is only a part of a much bigger plan…stay tuned. It’s our insanity and all of us feeling comfortable with it.”
Delirium was produced by Lacuna Coil bassist and main songwriter Marco “Maki” Coti-Zelati, who also created the album artwork, based on a session with Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.

Jason Newsted discusses new Metallica album and Robert Trujillo’s playing

Peace, peace, power to you.”
However, Newsted does believe Trujillo should try playing with a pick sometimes and not just his fingers.  He explained, “If you don’t play with a pick — this is where I’m gonna swing heavy, and I’ve always got crazy pushback because of not playing with my fingers as a bass player — look at the scoreboard…When it comes to playing with a pick and the aggression and tone that can come from the attack, you can’t get that with fingers. He’s always been good…That guy has always got my respect. Herring & HerringFormer Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is fan of the band’s latest album and current bassist Robert Trujillo, with maybe one small exception. He got in there and he can hang with those guys and make it sound like it does? He left in 2001, but was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 along with Trujillo and fellow Metallica members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett. I’ve known him for 25 years at least. Speaking to Ultimate Guitar, Newsted said of Metallica’s new disc, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, “I feel they’ve kinda come back into stride and there’s something of substance here,” adding that the album “is a bit different than the other efforts that led up to it.”
As for Trujillo, Newsted said, “Robert’s a great bass player and he’s always been a great bass player. There are a lot of places you can do with fingers that you can’t do with a pick as well and I appreciate that.”
Newsted joined Metallica in 1986 as the band’s third bassist, following Ron McGovney and the late Cliff Burton.