Thursday, July 16, 2015

Rock Recap: Keith Richards, David Gilmour, Paul McCartney and W.A.S.P.

Several different albums have been announced recently. Some of them have been known of for a while but the dates are now official for all of these. Below are all the detail on the four artists mentioned above. 

Keith Richards
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has announced the release of a new solo album. The album, Crosseyed Heart, is Richards' third album and his first since 1992's Main Offender. The album's first single, "Trouble," was released today. The album will be released on September 18. 

David Gilmour
Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has revealed more details on his upcoming solo album, Rattle That Lock. This will be Gilmour's first solo album since 2006's On an Island. Gilmour plans to tour for the album, although he won't be coming to North America until next year. The title track will be released tomorrow on July 17 while the album itself will be released on September 18. The tracking list is as follows:

1. 5 AM
2. Rattle That Lock
3. Faces of Stone
4. A Boat Lies Waiting
5. Dancing Right In Front of Me
6. In Any Tongue
7. Beauty 
8. The Girl In The Yellow Dress
9. Today
10. And Then...

Paul McCartney
The Paul McCartney Archive Collection will continue on September 18 with the reissues of 1982's Tug of War and 1983's Pipes of Peace. The two album will follow last year's reissues of Venus and Mars and Wings At The Speed of Sound. As with the other releases in the collection, the two albums are expected to have a standard 2 CD version, a vinyl version and a box set version. 

Heavy metal band W.A.S.P. have finally announce the release date for their next studio album, Golgotha. This will be the band's first album since 2009's Babylon. Earlier this week, it was announced that drummer Mike Dupke had parted ways with the band. It is assumed that Dupke played on the new album before leaving.  A new drummer has yet to be announced. The tracking list is as follows:

1. Scream
2. Last Runaway
3. Shotgun
4. Miss You
5. Fallen Under
6. Slaves of the New World Order
7. Eyes of My Maker
8. Hero of the World
9. Golgotha

Golgotha will be released on October 2. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Phil Rudd sentenced 8 months home detention

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been sentenced to eight months of home detention. Rudd, 61, was sentenced on Thursday July 9 at Tauranga District Court after pleading guilty to threatening to kill and drug possession charges. Late last he timyear, Rudd had called an associate and order for his personal assistant to be "taken out." At the time of his arrest, AC/DC were in the middle of preparing for the release of their latest album Rock Or Bust. Back in February of this year, the band announced that former drummer Chris Slade would be replacing Rudd for the album's tour. The band are currently touring now, their first without co-founding member Malcolm Young, who was forced to retire on the account of his dementia. Nephew Stevie Young has taken his place.

I can't say I'm surprised about Phil's sentence. I think it's also safe to say that Rudd will probably not be in AC/DC again.