Eddie Vedder’s Late Father Appears On New Solo Album
Eddie Vedder recently shared the tracklist for his upcoming solo record “Earthlings,” and now he’s revealed that it features some very special guests. The album includes guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Ringo Starr, as well as Eddie’s late father.
Eddie tells “Mojo” magazine he got recordings of his father’s voice after meeting ex-Chicago Cub, Carmen Fanzone. He later went to see Carmen play trumpet at a club in Arizona and a guy on the keyboards had been friends with Eddie’s father. The man eventually sent him a disc with Ed’s dad singing on it.
“I carried that disc around for two, three months in my suitcase, not ready to hear it,” Eddie shares. “Finally, I got the guts, and after a couple of bottles of wine played it one night in Argentina. And he was good. It was incredible – like he left a message for me.” He and his producer, Andrew Watt, then put together “a little collage” around the voice, which appears at the end of the album.
- Eddie adds “I thought of the record like a setlist – by the end, that’s when you start bringing out special guests,” noting, “We had Stevie and Elton, Ringo was an incredible addition… and then my pop gets to be on a record with those guys, which is not too shabby.”
Eddie Vedder’s “Earthlings” drops on February 11th.
- ONE MORE THING! Eddie just released another track from "Earthlings," "Brother the Cloud."
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Korn Release New Single
Korn has dropped their new single, "Forgotten." It's a new track from their new album, "Requiem," which will drop on February 4, as we previously told you. “Requiem” is the follow-up to 2019’s “The Nothing.”
Korn's website made it seem like it was teasing new songs from the album. It was then thought that the song was titled, "Now." But at the same time, other instrumental tracks from "Forgotten" did appear elsewhere on the web. The song is melodic, with fuzzy guitar hooks that are aligned with the band's expressive aesthetic.
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Corey Taylor got a tattoo of Christopher Lee as the monster in the British horror movie "Curse of Frankenstein".
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Here Are 10 Bands Who Set World Records
Here are 10 bands who set world records, in no particular order:
1. Metallica . . . In 2013, they became the first band to play on all seven continents in one year.
2. Kiss . . . During their "Kiss 2020 Goodbye" Livestream in Dubai, they had the highest flame projection in a concert at about 115 feet . . . and the most flame projections launched simultaneously in a music concert.
3. Pearl Jam . . . They have the most live tracks released in one week. Last year they put out a digital archive called "Deep" that has 5,404 live songs compiled over a span of 14 years of touring.
4. Motley Crue . . . They have the first song to sell better on Xbox than iTunes. "Saints of Los Angeles" was downloaded 37,000 more times in its first week on Xbox Live.
5. Paramore . . . In the music video for "Ain't It Fun", they set 10 world records, including the most feathers caught in 30 seconds, longest time spinning a vinyl record on a finger, and the fastest time to run backward holding stuffed animals while blindfolded for 30 feet.
Setting 10 world records in a video was also a world record in itself.
6. Twenty One Pilots . . . They are the first musical artist to certify at least RIAA Gold for every track on two consecutive albums, "Vessel" (2013) and "Blurryface" (2015).
7. Iron Maiden . . . They have the most songs featured in video games for a metal band . . . a total of 51. (Green Day has the most for a rock band, with 57 songs.)
8. Thirty Seconds to Mars . . . In 2011 they completed the longest tour by a rock band for a total of 309 dates.
9. OK Go . . . They became the first to shoot a music video on a reduced-gravity aircraft. It was for "Upside Down & Inside Out".
10. Shinedown . . . They have most #1 hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart . . . 16 total.
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Can you imagine a mash-up of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" with Slayer's "Black Magic"? This person did it, and it's terrific.
New Music from The Lumineers, Elvis Costello
• "The Boy Named If", Elvis Costello & The Imposters. This is his 32nd album. He also released an 88-page hardback storybook edition with the album.
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