ROCK NEWS 9.25.17



A brutal new trailer for the upcoming Netflix/Marvel  collaboration, The Punisher, effectively uses Metallica’s 1988 classic,  “One.”

The trailer opens with lead character Frank Castle (actor Jon Bernthal) playing acoustic guitar to  the opening strains of “One” and reminiscing about his wife when she is  brutally murdered as he watches on helplessly during a flashback  sequence.

As  expected, all hell breaks loose from there, with assault rifle fire  cued up to Lars Ulrich’s rapid-fire double-bass drum patterns in the  Metallica track, which plays throughout the trailer.

Cars crash, a lot of people get shot, Frank Castle is seen  with blood splattered across his face and a lot of stuff gets blown up.  The trailer ends on the tagline, “The truth must be taken.”

The Netflix show, a spin-off from Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil, is set for a 2017 release, although no exact date has been revealed.

Watch the intense clip below!



Gene Simmons and his former KISS bandmate Ace Frehley performed together onstage for the first time in over sixteen years last night (Wednesday, September 20) at The Children Matter benefit concert to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

The event at CHS Field Stadium in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota  saw the two musicians sharing vocal duties for three classic KISS songs: "Parasite" from the 1974 album "Hotter Than Hell"; "Cold Gin" from KISS's self-titled 1974 debut; and "Shock Me" from 1977's "Love Gun".

"Before you were born, 1973, in New York City, this guy and I — and  two other guys — put together a band we'd never seen onstage," Simmons said while introducing his former bandmate. "Let's hear it for Ace Frehley! He still looks great, goddamn it — doesn't he?"

Video footage of the reunion can be seen below (the clips were shot and uploaded by Mike Brunn).

All proceeds from The Children Matter benefit concert will be directed to the hurricane relief efforts of the nonprofit Matter.  The nonprofit works in partnership with on-ground relief organizations  to source and ship the items needed most, such as: Matterbox Meal Kits,  sanitation and contamination prevention supplies and more to the  children and families affected displaced by the hurricane. 

The Children Matter is a collaborative initiative created by Simmons and the nonprofit Matter on the simple belief that the lives of children matter. Regardless of  race, income, gender, religion, or location, every child deserves the  same access to a full and healthy life. 

Frehley told StarTribune that he approached Simmons about being a part of the St. Paul concert. 

"I just did four shows on the East Coast, and I looked at my calendar and I noticed I was off today," Frehley said."I had to head back to San Diego eventually where I live, so I figured I could make a pit stop here. I called Gene, and he was really excited about me being involved, and it's that simple."

Ace recently collaborated with Gene on two songs for the former KISS guitarist's next solo album. 

Rumors about Frehley's return to KISS gained strength last year after he teamed up with KISS lead singer Paul Stanley on a cover of FREE's "Fire And Water", marking their first collaboration since 1998's "Psycho Circus".

Frehley's version of "Fire And Water" appears on his covers collection "Origins, Vol 1", which received great reviews and landed in the Top 25 on the Billboard album chart.

Even though Frehley reached out to Simmons a couple of years about contributing to "Origins Vol. 1", the bassist/vocalist ended up not appearing on the record because "either [Gene] didn't get the message or he was just too busy," Frehley told the WPDH 101.5 FM radio station last year.

Stanley told Billboard earlier this year that he had no interest in a reunion of KISS's original lineup.

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A previously unreleased demo of The Beatles’ song “What Goes On” is available through a listing on eBay.

The 1963 version of the song features John Lennon,  who co-wrote the song with Paul McCartney, singing with different  lyrics than the final version.  The track was released on 1965’s Rubber Soul with Ringo Starr’s vocals.

The recording also features Lennon playing acoustic and McCartney adding harmonies.

Listen to a short clip of the historic recording.  Get your bids in now!



(hennemusic) Mastodon are streaming the  tune "North Side Star" from their newly-released EP, "Cold Dark Place."  The song joins "Blue Walsh" and the title track as one of three songs on  the package that were produced by Nick Raskulinecz and recorded during  sessions for the band's 2014 album, "Once More 'Round The Sun."

"North  Side Star" follows the lead track, "Toe To Toes", which was produced by  Brendan O'Brien last year while the pairing worked on the Atlanta  band's current album, "Emperor Of Sand."

Now  available via CD and digital formats, the project will also be issued  as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl picture disc on October 27. Mastodon  are currently playing a series of US festival dates before officially  kicking off a fall tour of North America with Eagles Of Death Metal and  Russian Circles at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL on September 26. Stream  the song here. 



( Smashing Pumpkins frontman  Billy Corgan has revealed a trailer for his upcoming short film,  Pillbox. Music from Corgan's forthcoming full-length, Ogilala, provides  the soundtrack for the film and the trailer.

"I  thought it was a different approach to listening to an album, to watch  it in essence with a related, albeit non-linear, silent movie," Corgan  explained of the synergy between the movie and the album (via  Pitchfork). "Art is art. And together the two pieces create a work unto  itself."

Pillbox will be  screened at theaters in in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York  next month. Tickets for the screenings go on sale September 22nd at 11  a.m. PST and will available on Screening attendees will  receive limited-edition posters. Check out the trailer here. 



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