Hanneman passed away at the age of 49 earlier this month from liver cirrhosis. An hour before the doors of the Hollywood Palladium opened at 3.30pm local time there were already hundreds of people in line around three corners of the block that houses the iconic 4000-capacity venue on Sunset Boulevard.
Once inside, fans were handed an order of service and a memorial lanyard which read ‘Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964-2013)’. Nick Bowcott of Marshall Amps officiated the memorial celebration, taking to a stage which featured the American flag, a painted portrait of Hanneman, floral tributes and a selection of Hanneman’s guitars.
Speakers at the event included Kerry King of Slayer as well as Dino Paredes of American Recordings and Brian Slagel of Metalblade Records. The rowdy crowd regularly chanted Hanneman’s name throughout the service. Reading his notes from his iPhone, Kerry King opened his speech – which included various stories about getting drunk with Hanneman – by thanking fans for attending.
“All you fans, thanks a lot for showing up. It means a lot,” he said. He went on to joke about the significance of the Palladium. “We got a lot of history in this joint,” he commented. “Me and Jeff got banned here for 20 years, so its kind of ironic.” King took a glass of Jagermeister on stage with him to sip during his tribute. “Unlike myself, Jeff Hanneman hated Jagermeister,” he said. “But I had to come up here with something to cheer my friend.”
He said of Hanneman‘s legacy: “Jeff was my doorway to punk and it really helped Slayer to become the doorway between the metal kids and the punk kids.”
“Jeff hated being famous, but he loved being onstage,” added King.
Hanneman’s wife Kathryn also spoke at the event and there was a slide show tribute to the late musician.
Formed in 1987 and since 1989 known as GREEN DAY, Mike Dirnt (bass), Tre Cool (drums) and singer, guitarist and mastermind Billie Joe Armstrong in the 90’s not only changed the punk scene but they brought out a complete revolution and new-foundation of the genre.
With hits like ‘Baske Case’, ‘When I Came Around’, ‘American Idiot’, ‘Boulevard If Brocken Dreams’, ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’, ’21 Guns’ and many more they thrilled generations and you can hear GREEN DAY from the mp3-players of high school students over college-students to lawyers. And there are no confines in Europe.
That GREEN DAY is a awesome live band they showed at many concerts in the past all around the world. So, it’s nice to hear that on May 25, 2013 they are coming to our neighbourhood Italy to thrill the crowd again.
Tickets are already on sale – HERE!
If you wanna see Green Day in Trieste visit our partner’ pages, www.svikoncerti.eu and book your tickets and travel arrangements!
Recently several bands and artists have accepted visas to the Island of Freedom. Arriving straight to the Main Stage with their latest release are the legendary Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds, as well as the most popular alternative rock band of the 2000’s, Franz Ferdinand.
Poet, writer, provocateur, rockstar. Nick Cave is all of these though not necessarily in this order. Whatever he does is simply important. He makes era-defining records, he creates and dismisses bands, whatever he touches turns not just into gold, but into a timeless monolith. He is still harmonic even if he is off-key: with the Bad Seeds he approaches the irregular consciously, just to make sure that all other notes wind up exactly where they are supposed to be. When Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds hit the stage the outside world stops to exist. And so it will at this year’s Sziget where they will present their latest and long awaited studio album Push The Sky Away, which was released after a five year break this February. With this modern, energetic but still typically Nick Cave-like album, that fascinates both critics and fans, they have booked a guaranteed headliner spot for this year’s festival season.
Furious and unstoppable indie rock’n’roll, really gritty and crazy dirty pop anthems that make any pit explode. This is the trademark of the always stylish Franz Ferdinand from Glasgow that made them one of the most popular British bands of the 2000’s and got them countless musical awards. Ever since their first album this band just can’t miss with their irresistible, dynamic and unique rock that keeps critics and fans satisfied each time. They will be mixing up their usual setlist with songs from their brand new, soon to be released fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action at this year’s Sziget Festival!
New to Sziget is !!! (pronounced: Chk, chk, chk). Every pop dictionary starts with the name of this Californian band. The Sacramento based group formed in the late 90’s is famous for its intelligent dance punk that will make you want to move your feet. Their music evokes the golden age of new wave, it’s noisy and unpolished with a little bit of funk to it. They will present their fifth album THR!!!ER on Sziget’s Main Stage.
Landing straight at A38’s party program is the ultramodern, roaring and unique electronic project of Nik Roos, Martijn Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger, Noisia. Their music can be heard in countless PC games, Hollywood blockbusters and of course at the biggest festivals around the globe. They collaborate regularly with the biggest names in electronic music such as Skrillex, Pendulum and Prodigy. They are three-time winners of the Beatport Music Awards for Best Drum’n’Bass Act, however their music cannot be labelled as DnB only as it is open to breakbeat, house, dubstep and neurofunk just to name a few genres.
Jason Diakité, a.k.a. Timbuktu is one of the biggest Swedish hip-hop artists and reggae singers. He writes vivid, catchy but eclectic hip-hop anthems with a unique style. During his 15 year career he released 8 albums and won 7 awards at the Swedish Grammys. For ten years now he has been touring the world with a nine-piece funk band called Damn!, who will be backing him up on his show at Sziget Festival as well.
Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks as there are more names and productions to come for the 2013 Sziget!
Further information and tickets available at www.szigetfestival.com
A lot of bands have failed in the tricky undertaking to combine melancholy and heaviness, but not LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE, who pull it off on“Antiadore” without breaking a sweat. The band stayed true to their sombre roots on this album, but has elevated the characteristic sound to new heights. Thus, even exceeding their previous masterworks such as “The Grandiose Nowhere” or “Songs For The Last View”.
“Antiadore” is heavy, melancholic, and touches upon the hidden feelings in the darkest corners of the soul. Ballads like “Still In Need” or “Head Held High” meet heavy breakers like “Abandon” or the punding “What I´m Not”. The band revolving around Oliver Schmid Nikolas Schmid presents itself with a newfound energy and offer their most diverse and mature album! Goth Rock enthusiasts will fall in love with “Antiadore”! Goth N‘ Roll!
31.05.2013 FIN & Benelux
03.06.2013 Rest of Europe
01. My Release in Pain
03. What I´m Not
04. All For Nothing
05. Dead To Me
07. Still In Need
08. Deny For Now
09. Head Held High
10. My Chest
11. Remembrance Song
12. A Sigh
13. Words (Bonus Track)
14. Doomed and Unarmed (Bonus Track)
As introduction to the new album Lacrimas Profundere has presented a new video for the song „My Release In Pain“, watch below:
Enjoy now the second trailer with impressions from the fotoshooting: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI8z1GzI6UA
First trailer with impressions from the studio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leAT0_KMsxQ
The tracklist of the ltd. digipak edition – including two bonus tracks – reads as follows:
01. Ducere Me In Lucem
02. Seven Widows Weep
03. My Destiny Coming To Pass
04. Ditt Endelikt
05. Cold Caress
08. Stille Kom Døden
09. The Funeral March
10. Profound Scars
11. A Blizzard Is Storming
13. Blue Colleen
The brand-new video clip for `Black Ninja´, taken from BATTLE BEAST’s amazing second album »Battle Beast« that was released last Friday, can now be watched via the official Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/17XcsGq
The clip was directed by Tuuka Temonen, edited by Tuomas Silvennoinen and Iikka Kinnunen and produced by Optipar Oy.
Get the album now on CD, black vinyl, white vinyl or as a digital iTunes download: http://smarturl.it/BattleBeastCD
Placed your order already but can’t bare the thrill of anticipation anymore? Salvation is here! Bang your heads to the full album stream on Bild.de: http://smarturl.it/BattleBeastStream
Also make sure to watch:
track-by-track pt.1: http://youtu.be/1DdCoc-dquc
the first album trailer: http://bit.ly/101qnBX
the album artwork trailer: http://bit.ly/14bNu4y
Purchase the 1st single `Into The Heart Of Danger´ via iTunes: http://bit.ly/ZIz6x3
The British musician leaves behind an incredibly distinguished career, having played with David Bowie for a number of years, contributing bass and occasional trumpet parts to such classic albums as ‘Hunky Dory’ (1971), ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’ (1972), ‘Aladdin Sane’ (1973) and ‘Pin Ups’ (1973).
Bolder was also a longtime member of Uriah Heep from 1976-1981 and once again from 1983 until 2013, putting in a total of 35 years with the band. Bolder can be heard on a total of 21 separate releases from the pioneering British hard rock band, including studio albums and official live records.
Uriah Heep memorialized their longtime bassist in a heartfelt statement.
Our best wishes go out to the family, friends and bandmates of Trevor Bolder.
The ring exchange between Katrin and Tuomas on the ceremony in the church in Helsinki where they committed to love each other until the death tear them apart made even more special Finnish soprano diva Tarja Turunen who followed by cellist Max Lilja performed Metallica’ classic ”Nothing Else Matters”.
The performance, broadcasted by Finnish TV channel Nelonen, you can watch on the following link: http://www.nelonen.fi/ohjelmat/kuninkaalliset-haat/784023-tarja-turunen-valloittaa-helsingin-vanhan-kirkon-metallicalla
Tarja Turunen will release new studio album ”Colors in the Dark” on August 23, 2013 under earMUSIC/Edel and as the part of the tour that will celebrate the album she’s coming to Vienna, Arena Wien on October 27, 2013. Tickets will be available soon.
Today, May 21st at 12:00 GMT, internationally acclaimed rock band Placebo announce the title and the release date for their seventh studio album “LOUD LIKE LOVE” which will be released on the 16th September, 2013. Recorded in London at RAK Studios during 2012 and early 2013, the album has been produced by Adam Noble and features 10 brand new studio tracks.
Coinciding with today’s announcement, Placebo also confirm a European tour, kicking off in Warsaw on the 12th November. A Fan Ticket Presale will run for 69 hours giving fans the chance to preorder tickets for the band’s tour. Fans in the United States, Latin America, Australia, Asia and other European and Eastern European markets need not fret, Placebo will head to their shores soon. General ticket sales will begin May 24th at 9am GMT while the physical album will be available to preorder worldwide from May 31st midday onwards.
Placebo’s new album “Loud Like Love” will be available in 5 different formats:
- 3D Lenticular Super Deluxe Box Set
- Limited Edition Deluxe Digi-Pack Version
- Double 12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold Edition
- Standard CD Album
Placebo, now signed to Universal Music, have to date recorded six studio albums and sold more than 12 million records worldwide. The band’s self-titled debut album, released in 1996, was certified gold in the UK and achieved platinum status in France. Since then, Placebo have enjoyed an ever growing level of success around the world with their unique blend of music and outstanding live performances. Their dark and melodic trademark sound featuring singer Brian Molko’s instantly recognisable vocals has become one of the strongest brands in rock over the past decade. In 2009, Placebo received the MTV Europe Music Award for ‘Best Alternative’ act. Their last studio album, “Battle for the Sun”, released through a network of independent partners worldwide, went to No. 1 in 10 countries and reached top 5 in 20 countries, and was also No. 1 on the Billboard European Album Charts for a fortnight.
For more information please visit www.placeboworld.co.uk
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES - AUTUMN 2013
Torwar, Warsaw - Poland - Tue, 12 Nov 2013
Lucerna Music Bar, Prague - Czech Rep - Wed, 13 Nov 2013
Arena Leipzig, Leipzig – Germany - Fri, 15 Nov 2013
Lanxess Arena, Cologne – Germany - Sat, 16 Nov 2013
Hallenstadion Arena, Zurich – Switzerland - Mon, 18 Nov 2013
Olympiahalle, Munich – Germany - Tue, 19 Nov 2013
Stadthalle, Vienna – Austria - Thu, 21 Nov 2013
Unipol Arena, Bologna – Italy - Sat, 23 Nov 2013
Geneva Arena, Geneva – Switzerland - Sun, 24 Nov 2013
Festhalle, Frankfurt – Germany - Wed, 27 Nov 2013
O2 Arena Berlin, Berlin - Germany – UK - Thu, 28 Nov 2013
Falconer Salen, Copenhagen – Denmark - Sat, 30 Nov 2013
Stora Arenan, Stockholm – Sweden - Sun, 01 Dec 2013
Sentrum Scene, Oslo – Norway - Tue, 03 Dec 2013
O2 World, Hamburg - Germany – UK - Thu, 05 Dec 2013
Sportpalais, Antwerp – Belgium - Sat, 07 Dec 2013
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam – Holland - Sun, 08 Dec 2013
Bercy, Paris – France - Tue, 10 Dec 2013
O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham – UK - Thu, 12 Dec 2013
O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow – UK - Fri, 13 Dec 2013
O2 Apollo, Manchester – UK - Sat, 14 Dec 2013
O2 Academy Brixton, London – UK - Mon, 16 Dec 2013