THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers From The Past Week

7 new firecrackers from the past 7 days

1. Forgotten by KORN (Bakersfield, CA)

This new single is vintage Korn. Uncomplicated nu-metal for everybody
who wants their ears to go bonkers. From their forthcoming, 14th LP
Requiem, out early next month.



2. Won’t Stand Down by MUSE (UK)

This comeback haymaker is” “about standing your ground against bullies, whether that
be on the playground, at work or anywhere.”
I was a fan of early Muse exploits (their 2004 masterwork Absolution still gives me goosebumps). Their stardom made them go a bit too artificial and predictable for my liking. But this new one roars hard with a metallic sound as big as St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Cast-iron!

Turn up the heat…


3. UZI by BLURT (Gloucestershire, UK)

The late 70s cult post-punks (Factory Records) are back and their free-jazz-punk
firework is still intact. Led by poet/musician Ted Milton the mavericks groove as hell.
Message to all young bands out there: listen and take notes.

Let’s roll…


4. Wrong Answers Only by THE STREETS and MASTER PEACE (UK)

The Streets‘ musical brain Mike Skinner and rapper Master Peace
joined forces for this easy-going hip-pop jingle.


5. Be The Hook by PAVEMENT (Stockton, CA)

Not really a new track. It’s a previously unrealized song from their Twilight Terror
album sessions (their final LP – 1999). It will be part of a deluxe reissue edition titled Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal’, out next April. More info here.

Get hooked here…


6. Brother The Cloud by EDDIE VEDDER (Seattle)

Eddie Vedder has his third solo album Earthling. I could swear
that this explosive single comes from a lost Pearl Jam longplayer.

Here’s why…


7. Love Is Selfish by JACK WHITE (Detroit)

Busy bee Jack White (real name: John Anthony Gillis )
gives birth to his 5th solo LP Fear Of Down in April.

Hear his acoustic lullaby track…

EDDIE VEDDER Shares New Impassioned Ballad ‘THE HAVES’ From Upcoming Solo LP

New striking strokes

19 November 2021

Frontman of grunge heroes Pearl Jam

New album: EARTHLING – 3rd solo LP
The first since his 2011 Ukele Songs longplayer

Release date: 11 February 2022 via

We already heard the Springsteen-esque lead single Long Way and
now Vedder shows his soft side again with new cut THE HAVES.

Impassioned and heart-whole…


EDDIE VEDDER Announces Solo Album And Shares Springsteen-esque Lead Single ‘LONG WAY’

9 September 2021

Frontman of grunge veterans Pearl Jam

New album: EARTHLING – 3the solo LP
Release date: TBA

Vedder is definitely a Bruce Springsteen fan and vice versa.
Recently they teamed up for Tom Morello‘s new album with
a burning cover of AC/DC classic ‘Highway To Hell’. But the two
big voices collaborated before and also played at each other
concerts as a guest.

Why do I tell all this? Well, close your eyes and listen carefully.
‘Long Way’ sounds like Vedder is covering a Springtseen song…


Pearl Jam Maestro EDDIE VEDDER Covers R.E.M. Hit ‘DRIVE’ For Sean Penn Film

24 August 2021

Inflammable actor/director Sean Penn orchestrated a new movie
called Flag Day, a crime drama. The film’s soundtrack features lots
of ’90s alt-rock.

Pearl Jam‘s maestro EDDIE VEDDER is part of it with a cover of the superb
R.E.M. hit DRIVE from their outstanding 1992 LP Automatic For The People.

Vedder‘s version resonates sonically almost identical to the original,
the only difference is that he, just like ichael Stipe, has a great voice.

Press play here…

The original version…

Movie trailer…

Five Firecrackers To Stay On Track… In The Weekend

5 new firecrackers to fuel for the weekend…


The National’s frontman Matt Berninger is part of the impressive cast
of artists covering each a track of the historic 1967 debut LP on an
upcoming tribute album for The Velvet Underground.

Here comes your man…


‘Monster Love’ by THE JACKLIGHTS (Boston, US)

This is my favourite track from this tight trio’s new 5-track EP Drift. It’s a jagged jackhammer that rotates full steam ahead driven by hammering drum beats, ablaze
guitar layers, and poppy vocals on top of it. Need electricity to load your batteries?
Monster Love will satisfy your needs. Damn right!

They just wanna turn you on


‘Highway To Hell’ by TOM MORELLO feat. Bruce Spingsteen and Eddie Vedder

The Rage Against The Machine guitarist announced his new, third solo, album, titled
The Atlas Underground Fire, out in October. One of the tracks is a cover of AC/DC‘s
1979 massive slam dunk Highway To Hell with awesome vocals by Spingsteen and Pearl Jam‘s main man Eddie Vedder.

Hell is this way…


‘The Blues Came In’ by THE BURNER BAND (Leeds, UK)

This Leeds’ rockabilly and roots duo brings the shake-and-twist of the 50s back to 2021. They rattle and roll, they riff and rock with a swirling pace. Get those dusty dance shoes out of the closet and make your move. Big fun guaranteed!

The track is from their debut album Sings and Wonders out 3 September
through Shed Load Records (vinyl) and digitally/CD via Bandcamp

Dance yourself dizzy right here…


‘Be The Only One’ by RISE CARMINE (Canada)

A song “about catharsis. It invokes the feelings of those who are subservient
to an autocrat and their dreams for release from oppression; a Shakespearean
betrayal under cover of darkness.”

Expect a psychedelic groove with a bluesy touch, electrical vibe,
catching progression, and reflective vocals floating all over it. Yes!

Be the one here…

See/hear you next week, music junkies


4 August 2021

Rage Against The Machine guitarist TOM MORELLO just announced
his new album, titled THE ATLAS UNDERGROUND FIRE, out on
15 October via Mom + Pop Music.

Morello invited some guests such as Bring Me the Horizon,
phem, Damian Marley, Sama’ Abdulhadi and Mike Posner

Also big shots Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam‘s main man
Eddie Vedder join the party. With Morello, they cover AC/DC‘s
classic 1979 blockbuster HIGHWAY TO HELL.

Morello: “One of the greatest rock ’n’ roll songs of all time sung
by two of the greatest rock ’n’ roll singers of all time. And then I
drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night.”

I’m on the way to the promised land
I’m on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
I’m on the highway to hell
Highway to hell
Don’t stop me

The original (smoking live version)…


New Morello album THE ATLAS UNDERGROUND FIRE out 15th October 2021

(image: press pic via Tom Morello)

Subdued EDDIE VEDDER Expands His EP ‘MATTER OF TIME’ To Six Songs

29 December 2020

Last month PEARL JAM general EDDIE VEDDER released two new solo
songs for an EP. Two intimate beauties. Matter Of Time and Say Hi.


– SAY HI –

He now added 4 more tracks. Acoustic at-home versions of three Pearl Jam
songs – Future Days, Just Breathe and Porch – and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Growin’ Up.

Stream full EP here…


The Moody Side Of EDDIE VEDDER With Two New Songs – ‘MATTER OF TIME’ And ‘SAY HI’

27 November 2020

Pearl Jam ringleader EDDIE VEDDER released two
new songs called MATTER OF TIME and SAY HI.

He premiered them on the American TV show Letterman on a virtual event
with several artists to benefit Venture Into Cures. EB Research Partnership
is the largest global nonprofit dedicated to funding research aimed at treating
and ultimately curing Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

Two moody beauties…


– SAY HI –