Stream: The Birds of Satan’s debut album, featuring Dave Grohl

The Birds of Satan Album

The Birds of Satan Album

 

The Birds of Satan, the side-project of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, will let loose its self-titled debut album on April 15th through Shanabelle Records. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety below.

Comprised of Hawkins, Mick Murphy and Wiley Hodgen, of Hawkins’ Chevy Metal cover band, The Birds of Satan marks the trio’s first official release since launching earlier this year. The album was recorded over the course of one week at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in California and boasts appearances by Grohl, fellow Foo Pat Smear, Butch Vig, and Yes frontman Jon Davison.

[The Birds of Satan] is just all real old school rock with all sorts of little flares and touches,” Hawkins recently told Billboard. “It’s like a love letter to the music I love, a nod to everything, a homage sometimes. You’ll hear the (Rolling) Stones song that we learned last week and the Move song, or you’ll hear the Van Halen song or the James Gang song or whatever, but in our own songs.”

 

 

The Birds of Satan, the side-project of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, will let loose its self-titled debut album on April 15th through Shanabelle Records. In anticipation, the LP is streaming in its entirety below.Comprised of Hawkins, Mick Murphy and Wiley Hodgen, of Hawkins’ Chevy Metal cover band, The Birds of Satan marks the trio’s first official release since launching earlier this year. The album was recorded over the course of one week at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in California and boasts appearances by Grohl, fellow Foo Pat Smear, Butch Vig, and Yes frontman Jon Davison.

[The Birds of Satan] is just all real old school rock with all sorts of little flares and touches,” Hawkins recently told Billboard. “It’s like a love letter to the music I love, a nod to everything, a homage sometimes. You’ll hear the (Rolling) Stones song that we learned last week and the Move song, or you’ll hear the VanHalen song or the James Gang song or whatever, but in our own songs.” 

Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

The Birds of Satan Tracklist:
01. The Ballad of the Birds of Satan
02. Thanks for the Line
03. Pieces Of The Puzzle
04. Raspberries
05. Nothing at All
06. Wait Til Tomorrow
07. Too Far Gone to See

Guns N’ Roses first show with Duff McKagan in 17 years: Setlist + Tour Dates

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Last night, Guns N’ Roses headlined a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina and for the first time in 17 years, Duff McKagan served as the band’s bass player. As previously reported, McKagan has temporarily rejoined the band filling in for Tommy Stinson, who’s playing with The Replacements at Coachella. Axl Rose made quick use of his new (?) bassist, having him sing lead on a cover of Misfits’ “Attitude”, the band’s first such performance of the song since 1993.

GNR also covered The Stooges’ “Raw Power” for the first time ever and smashed their way through renditions of Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”, The Who’s “Seeker”, and Wings’ “Live and Let Die”. They also played a whole bunch of originals, including material from Chinese Democracy, again with Duff on bass. Let that sink in for a few seconds.

Below, footage of their Misfits cover and see the full 35-song setlist. GNR next plays Paraguay on Wednesday night.

“Attitude”:

 

 

“Live and Let Die”

 

 

 

Setlist:
Chinese Democracy
Welcome to the Jungle
It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged
Rocket Queen
Nice Boys (Rose Tattoo cover)
Attitude (Misfits cover) (Duff McKagan on lead vocals, first time played live since 1993)
Raw Power (The Stooges cover) (Live debut)
My Michelle
Better
Guitar Solo (Richard Fortus)
Live and Let Die (Wings cover)
This I Love
Piano Solo (Dizzy Reed)
Catcher in the Rye
You Could Be Mine
DJ Ashba Guitar Solo (La Bella Vita)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Jam (“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” by Led Zeppelin)
November Rain
Abnormal (Bumblefoot cover)
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Julie Covington cover)
Don’t Cry
Used to Love Her
Civil War
Shackler’s Revenge
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
Jam
Nightrain

Encore:
Jam
Patience
The Seeker (The Who cover)
Jam
Paradise City

Guns N’ Roses 2014 Tour Dates:
04/09 – Asuncion, PY @ Jockey Club ^
04/12 – La Paz, BO @ Estadio Hernando Siles ^
04/15 – Recife, BR @ Chevrolet Hall ^
04/17 – Fortaleza, BR @ Centro de Eventos de Fortaleza ^
04/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia (Golden Gods)
05/13 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
05/16 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock on the Range)
05/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
05/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

^ = w/ Duff McKagan

St. Vincent covers Nirvana’s “Lithium”

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Annie Clark of St. Vincent

 

Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. During her concert in Chicago last night, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark paid tribute to the Nirvana frontman with a scorching rendition of “Lithium”, another entry in her list of exceptional cover songs. Watch fan footage below.

Clark is currently finishing up the first leg of her North American tour in support of her new album (read our review here). Next, she’ll hit the summer festival circuit playing sets at Pitchfork, Ottawa Bluesfest, and Sled Island. You can also watch her semi-regularly on Portlandia.