Monday, 29 June 2015

Eagles Of Death Metal Announce First Album In Seven Years

Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes unveil new song "Complexity"

Eagles of Death Metal, the draft Jesse Hughes and Queens of the Stone Age Josh Homme, have returned with a new song, "Complexity", the first offering of its next LP, down zipper.

"Complexity" is rooted in Hughes and Homme fondness for classic rock & roll, and is powered by a backbeat hip-shaking and the persistent rumble of a piano. The track also has a lot of blown-out guitars and charmingly awkward lyrics about not taking rock music - or whatever - so seriously.

The single also comes with scandalous work in which Homme and Hughes are dressed as members of the crew of Star Trek clueless, wearing uniforms with a patch devil horn instead of the Starfleet insignia.

Eagles of Death Metal have yet to announce a release date for the zipper down. The LP marks the first since 2008 Heart of the band. Eagles of Death Metal are currently on tour in Europe, with plans to return to North America for a handful of dates from the end of August.

Despite the long delay between Eagles of Death Metal albums, both Hughes and Homme they have remained busy with the release of former Honkey Kong in 2011, a solo album under the name of Boots Electric.

Homme, meanwhile, he has spent much of the last two years of touring in support of 2013 Queens efforts Stone Age ... like clockwork, the first album of the band since 2007. Notable contributions Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Elton John and Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears ... Like Clockwork also featured original bassist Nick Oliveri, who was fired from the band in 2004.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Coming Up: The Eagles, Neon Desert Music Festival, Balloonfest 2015

Eagles: The legendary Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock band will perform at 20:00 on May 22 at the Don Haskins Center on the University of Texas at El Paso campus. The stop is part of its summer 2015 "History of the Eagles" tour. $ 92.75; $ 192.75. UTEP Ticket Center At

Neon Desert Music Festival: The annual event is back for its fifth year 22-24 May for a weekend of music, art, food and fun. It will be held in downtown El Paso in Cleveland Square Park and Plaza San Jacinto, covering Oregon, Mesa and Franklin streets. More than 30 artists will participate, including J. Cole, Kaskade, G-Eazy, People under the Stairs, Will Tilson, Compass, The Drums, Bondax, Eureka Butcher, Part Time, Slightly Stoopid, The other half, Ximena Sari├▒ana and more. $ 119; $ 350 for the VIP passes

Balloonfest 2015: The annual event celebrates its 30th anniversary and will feature a weekend of hot air balloons, food and concerts in May 23-25 in Wet-N-Wild Waterworld, 8864 S. Desert in Anthony, Texas, about 30 minutes from El Paso. Hot air balloons will be launched at 6 am Interpreters include Gin Blossoms on May 23, All That Remains, May 24 with special guest Volbeat anthrax May 25 $ 25; $ 50 for three-day passes.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Eagles Rocked Perth Arena With Sold Out Show

Quiet please ... Eagles gathered for a memorable performance.

Welcome to the Hotel California: Please save their mobile phones and dare to experience life through their own eyes rather than through a screen.

That was the simple request, sobering US rockers the Eagles as they began the Australian leg of their world tour retrospective at Perth Arena on Wednesday night in front of a sellout.

And while most of the loyal legion of fans were quite happy to do so, it seems that there were more than a few who just could not bear to be separated from their electronic devices during three hours of instrumental expertly played and heavenly harmonies.

 Top show ... the Eagles knocked down the house in Perth Arena. Photo: Bohdan Warchomij

But despite texting with whom he replaced, long conversations and strong arguments, the founders of the six times winning band Grammy Award, Glenn Frey and Don Henley, members managed to make the venue 15000 capacity feels as one of its intimate studio sessions in 1971 - the year that were formed.

History of the Eagles concert in February 18, 2015 at Perth Arena. Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit performing classics Eagle.
History of the Eagles concert in February 18, 2015 at Perth Arena, Western Australia, which sees members of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit performing classics Eagle.

Perched on a couple of amps and guitars surrounded by the simple scenario, the pair eased the audience with acoustic Night before starting to assemble the rest of the group one by one.

Original Eagle Bernie Leadon, who resigned in 1975, walked on stage to train leaves here this morning, before Timothy B. Schmit did for Peaceful Easy Feeling and Joe Walsh for Witchy Woman with a new arrangement.

Capture sincere, deep in his documentary of the same name spirit, history of the Eagles given the best of the band's back catalog with corol├│gica end and was dotted with stories and videos about the trip.

To Doolin-Dalton, the curtain rose, revealing the full musical cohort and giant screens carving Already Gone, Best of my love, Lyin 'Eyes, one of these nights and take the limit follow to complete the first half of the series.

Keep it classy with a brief interval, the Eagles regrouped to songs including New Kid in Town, love will keep us alive and Heartache Tonight.

Richly layered guitars (special mention goes to the additional guitarist Steuart Smith) and perfect harmonies were nothing less than stunning and a real treat for fans.

 Estrella ... Don Henley classic plays drums Eagle. Photo: Bohdan Warchomij

While Frey sent the MC duties for the most part, was peculiar Walsh, in particular, never missed a chance to shine on stage with his amazing skill and songs in the city and life has been good.

At one point, put a camera head to capture the crowd and proudly declared "I spent one week (in Perth) one night!"

Closer to life in the fast lane was generously followed by two encores - the first featuring the California Hotel and second Take It Easy, Walsh Rocky Mountain Way favorite and Desperado.

As the Eagles took their final bow at night, the crowd stood cheering and fist pumping in a show of immense satisfaction.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Timothy B. Schmit To Reunite With Poco For Colorado Music Hall Of Fame Induction

Timothy B. Schmit, who left little to join the Eagles in 1977, will meet with former band when they are inducted into the Hall of Fame of Colorado at Denver Paramount Theater on January 9.

"Tim has been an artist full of grace for decades," said Colorado Music Hall of Fame President Chuck Morris in a statement (via Reverb). "And I am delighted that he will be part of our program and help make history in front of music fans of Colorado."

Schmit joined shortly after the release of his debut in 1969 "Pickin 'Up the Pieces", replacing original bassist Randy Meisner which, coincidentally, resigned to help train the Eagles. Although associated with country-rock scene in LA, pedal steel guitarist Rusty Young and drummer George Grantham hail of Denver, and the rest of the band followed to Colorado in 1971.

Harvest of new members at the Music Hall of Fame in Colorado this year are practically a Who's Who of '70s bands that mixed country and soft rock. Besides Little, Stephen Stills' Manassas, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Firefall will be honored for their contributions.