Saturday, August 18, 2012

Quick News

An update has been given on Baroness following their horrific bus accident in England this week. A statement from the band said, "John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital. Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition." We hope for a recovery for all.

After it was revealed this week that Republican U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate and Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, mentioned that one of his favorite bands were Rage Against the Machine, RATM guitarist Tom Morello took to Rolling Stone to give Ryan a piece of his mind. Morello wrote in a Opt-ed, "Paul Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn't understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn't understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine." Morello then said, "Don't mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta "rage" in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he's not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions." For more on Morello's article, click HERE.

The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Jeff Tuttle has left the band. The band released a statement saying, "Jeff Tuttle has been a valuable member of The Dillinger Escape Plan since the beginning of the Ire Works cycle. He started his time with us in mid 2006 in a period of turmoil, and his positivity and team player mentality, his enthusiasm, and his fire onstage, will always be appreciated and will never be forgotten. That being said, for now, as you will read, his future with us is uncertain, but whatever the future holds for our relationship with him, we love him and wish him well and success as a brother who has gone into battle with us for six years, and we hope he enjoys and finds creative fulfillment in film school and his future endeavors."

File Under - Very Cool - NASA have revealed that they use songs by The Beatles and The Doors to wake up their Mars Curiosity robot each morning. Songs from Anthrax, Frank Sinatra and the theme from Star Wars have also been used to command the robot.

The Killers have released the tracklisting for their forthcoming new album, Battle Born. Take a look at the tracklisting below, the record arrives in October.
“Flesh and Bone”
“The Way It Was”
“Here with Me”
“A Matter of Time”
“Deadlines and Commitments”
“Miss Atomic Bomb”
“The Rising Tide”
“Heart of a Girl”
“From Here on Out”
“Be Still”
“Battle Born”