Thursday, 31 August 2006
The 18 track album will also feature two new unreleased songs, the title track 'Stop The Clocks' and another new tune 'Boy With The Blues', which was set to feature on the bands new studio album.
The full tracklisting, according to newspaper reports, is as follows:
1 Some Might Say
2 Don't Look Back In Anger
3 D'You Know What I Mean?
4 All Around The World
5 Go Let It Out
6 The Hindu Times
8 The Importance Of Being Idle
10 Half The World Away
12 Champagne Supernova
13 Rock 'n' Roll Star
17 Boy With The Blues
18 Stop The Clocks
Commenting on the album title track, Noel Gallagher said: "I have a song called Stop The Clocks, which at the moment is acoustic, but could be massive.
1 Live Forever - Oasis
2 Wonderwall - Oasis
3 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
4 A Day In The Life - The Beatles
5 One - U2
6 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
7 Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
8 Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
9 Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
10 Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Monday, 28 August 2006
Things we want to see in rock
Ø Bill Joe / Green Day to unleash an epic solo. He's been threatening one for years. He's like a stripper always leaving you hot and heavy but that's it.
Ø Dave Navarro to fuck of and die.
Ø Chinese Democracy to be released. Before Axl needs a hip replacement.
Ø A Mike Mills (from REM) solo album. We'll file it under the the alt/rock/folk/pop (category)
Ø Supernova to burn out and fade away.
Ø The Living End to make it big.
Ø Someone smash up Lars Ulrich's drum kit. And tell him it was James.
Ø Skid Row reform*.
Tuesday, 15 August 2006
Monday, 7 August 2006
LOS ANGELES: In life, Johnny Cash was merely a legend. In death, he is proving immortal.
Thursday, 3 August 2006
"It resolved itself very quickly because neither one of us wanted to argue," Meat Loaf told Reuters in an interview at an event to promote Bat out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose, set for release on October 31.
"There's a mutual love and respect there," he said.
"We're not going to have a knock-down brawl. We just have too much history," Meat Loaf said, speaking fondly of the man who produced the original album that shot the portly Texan to stardom after his breakout appearance in the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Meat Loaf, who was born Marvin Lee Aday, had filed a suit earlier this year claiming that Steinman wrongfully registered the phrase as his trademark in 1995.
Steinman wrote the title track and several others on the original album and the 1993 follow-up Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell. The two albums have sold a combined total of more than 45 million copies and spawned such rock classics as "You took the words right out of my mouth" and "I'd do anything for love (but I won't do that)".
Meat Loaf said there had never been serious antagonism between the two. "Sometimes there's just disagreements that in business two people can't settle, so you just need to involve other people ... You always hate to see it get to that."
Unveiling the third album in the trilogy to the media, Meat Loaf said Steinman had written seven songs on the new record.
"If it was not for Jim Steinman and his brilliance and his ability to turn a phrase and his concepts, we wouldn't be here tonight," Meat Loaf said of his collaborator who did not attend the event in a nightclub in a converted church lit by candles.
"He really liked the record, that's really important to me," he said. "We tried to show him as much respect and loyalty as we could because we're doing Bat out of Hell III. It's his concept to do Bat out of Hell III."
Among the Steinman tracks on the album, which was produced by Desmond Child, known for his work with the likes of Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, is the ballad "It's all coming back to me now," which was a big hit for Celine Dion although it was originally written for the first "Bat out of Hell."
Meat Loaf said he felt a deeper personal connection to many of the songs on this album than in past songs. He was also challenged by Child to adapt his style to work with writers such as Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Marilyn Manson's John 5.
"(For example) Blind like a Bat, I've never sung rock songs like that," he said. "I think you'll recognise it as classic Meat Loaf. But you're going to be surprised too."
Meat Loaf, who is deliberately vague about his age with reports of his year of birth ranging from 1947 to 1951, said he had no plans for a fourth in the series. "I don't know how anybody could live through it," he said. "I don't think I have the time, I don't think the years will allow it."
But he is planning some major gigs to promote the latest album, including an October 16 London show at the Royal Albert Hall in three acts, drawing on the three "Bat Out of Hell" albums. He will also bring the Bat to New York in November after the Halloween release of the new album.