Next Tuesday (March 26), THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS will release their long-awaited fourth studio album, KIDS IN THE STREET (Interscope). Tonight, an email arrived at The Rock Father HQ with a link to their just-released album trailer, so let's give it a look, shall we?
So much rock, so little time. If you're only popping into The Rock Father™ for these rapid-fire updates, be sure to check out the homepage for some family-friendly rock n' roll adventures. As for this installment of The Random Rock N' More, I've got updates galore covering 40 bands and artists. If you're not familiar with how this works - I give you the essential information, then give you a link if you choose to learn more. The Random Rock is first, with N' More (all other genres) following. Here we go...
I have a interesting personal anecdote involving THE CULT... Some years ago, in the not-so-distant past, I'd written a screenplay that a ''producer'' wanted CULT frontman Ian Astbury to be a part of. Using a friend of mine who is a friend (and past collaborator) of Astbury as the channel, said ''producer'' (a term to be used in an exceptionally loose manner) pushed the issue (being a big fan of THE CULT), and Astbury apparently read the script - and to my understanding, hated it.
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE have announced the digital release of a new remix EP entitled CELESTIAL PROGRESSION on April 17 via Solid State Records. The EP features remixes of six songs that were featured on the 2011 release CELESTIAL COMPLETITON, an album I gave a perfect 5/5 rating to when I was still at Kik Axe Music (the review is actually quoted in the EP's press release). Needless to say, I'm excited.
It's been a little while since I've done a Random Rock column, so we're more than overdue. The drill is simple - I offer random-fire updates on a few dozen artists along with links to dig deeper, should you choose. From here on out, I'm adding 'N' MORE' to the title so that I can include some non-rock stuff on occasion. With a current total of 7,943 unread emails sitting in my inbox (no joke!) I sometimes wonder if the bands, artists, labels, managers, and publicists appreciate my taking the time to do this... but I do love spreading the rock. Here's updates on 31 Artists for Thursday, March 15, 2012!