PREMIERE : The Gas Light Anthem’s New Single ‘Get Hurt’

The Gaslight Anthem's Youtube Channel

The Gaslight Anthem’s Youtube Channel

Not long after 2010’s Handwritten reached the Top Five in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, the Gaslight Anthem returned to the studio intent on progressing, attempting to shake up their now successful sound. The resulting album, Get Hurt, will be released August 19th on Island Records, and here you can listen to its slow-building lead single, also titled “Get Hurt.”

“With Get Hurt we wanted to see where else we could go with the band,” frontman Brian Fallon tells Rolling Stone. “We thought it was time to change things up a bit. The song itself is similar to the feeling of a wreck you see coming, but long past the point you can avoid it.”

Earlier in the year, Fallon spoke more about the inspiration behind the new LP: “For this record, I went back and studied any band that had changed: the Stones, the Beatles, U2, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, all those bands. I was looking at any band that was one thing and then became something else. How did they do it? Did they do it overnight, or did they do it in stages? I wanted to figure out how far you can go without pissing people off.”


Red Hot Chili Peppers to cover Led Zeppelin at Super Bowl s

Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

The band will play their version of ‘Dazed And Confused’ at the prestigious half time performance

Red Hot Chili Peppers will cover Led Zeppelin when they play the Super Bowl half-time show.

The rockers will play the prestigious half-time performance at the annual American Football event with Bruno Mars.

Speaking to Artisan News, the band’s drummer Chad Smith said the band were surprised to be asked by Mars to play the event with him, but said that his band were all “great people”. When asked what they would be playing, Smith replied: “We’re going to be playing Led Zeppelin’s live version of ‘Dazed And Confused’.”

Super Bowl XLVIII takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on February 2. U2 will premiere their new song ‘Invisible’ during the event. The track will appear in an advert announcing a new partnership with Bono’s charity (RED) and Bank Of America.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, The Roots and Fall Out Boy will perform at a series of pre-Superbowl events at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum between January 30 and February 1.

‘Yo La Tengo’ React to Legendary Hoboken Venue Maxwell’s Closing Its Doors

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When news broke last week that Maxwell’s—that infamous, beloved rock spot across the river in Hoboken—would be shuttering in late July, industry folks freaked, bands grieved, and music lovers wrung their hands in mourning.

Todd Abramson, one of the owners and the man who’s been booking Maxwell’s for over 25 years, says that a dwindling artistic community in Hoboken, along with an influx of new residents who aren’t particularly compelled to patronize the venue, are two of the primary factors that influenced his decision to close.

“It’s so hard for people to travel to Hoboken—nobody can find parking—and the way that the demographics of the town have changed, the kind of people who would enjoy Maxwell’s have been moving into [New York City],” he says. “People who really aren’t going to be that interested in a place like this are moving in, you know? The artistic community, such as it was, is pretty much gone, and you need to be pretty well-to-do to move into this town nowadays. For the most part, that type of crowd isn’t all that gung ho about seeing the Screaming Females.”

Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo echoes Abramson’s sentiment. Maxwell’s departure is a significant one for Kaplan and his band. The Hoboken indie stalwarts have hosted a run of Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s since 2001, though their relationship with the venue began long before that: Yo La Tengo first played Maxwell’s in 1984, and more or less cut their teeth on its stage.

“When I opened my mouth to sing at that first show, nothing came out,” says Kaplan, reflecting on Yo La Tengo’s Maxwell’s debut. “There was just terror the first time. The Hanukkah shows matched the venue in a perfect way for us. At these shows, we would try anything. I think it led us in any variety of directions, just bringing people onstage to play with us. This sort of ‘anything goes’ aspect of those shows had a big positive impact on the band. The Hanukkah shows were really fun and exciting, and those were my favorite shows at Maxwell’s. Sometimes you have mixed feelings about your home, but Maxwell’s has been our home all along. It [closing] is not good, and I think it’s reflecting something that’s going on with the city.”

Maxwell’s will host a number of banger concerts—including Ted Leo, the Feelies, and . . . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead—before officially closing up shop on July 31. Kaplan, who swung the venue the day its closure was announced to see New Zealand’s The Bats play to a sold-out crowd, hits shows there as frequently as he’s played them. He says there’s a reason the club has retained its sterling reputation over the years.

“For one thing, looking at our group, I don’t think it’ll surprise you that I’m a fan of things that last a long time,” he says. “The fact that the club exists as it does today is because it was built on this foundation of so many years ago. Maxwell’s has changed a lot over the years, but it did so gradually and organically, so it’s always maintained its connection to what it began as, which is a place that did things in a way that wasn’t ruthless business but building something for the future.”

Yo La Tengo may squeeze in one last set before the Hoboken institution is closed for good. When asked about their relationship with Maxwell’s, Kaplan plainly states that the imprint the venue has left on the band is substantial.

“You say ‘a place like Maxwell’s,’ and I’m not sure there is one,” he says. “Something I’ll always say about most anything is that if you change the circumstances, the results are going to change, too—so no, I don’t think Yo La Tengo would’ve been the same band without Maxwell’s.”

Yo La Tengo play as The Condo Fucks at Maxwell’s on Saturday, June 15.

The Gaslight Anthem – World Tour Dates 2013

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World Tour Dates 2013
Date Venue Location Tickets
  May 12 Enmore Theatre

Sydney, Australia Tickets RSVP
  May 14 Palace Theatre Melbourne Vic, Australia Tickets RSVP
  May 15 The Palace

Melbourne, Australia Sold Out RSVP
  May 17 HQ

Adelaide, Australia Tickets RSVP
  May 19 Metro City

Perth, Australia Tickets RSVP
  May 25 Stone Pony – Summer Stage

Asbury Park, NJ Tickets RSVP
  May 26 Stone Pony – Summer Stage

Asbury Park, NJ Tickets RSVP
  Jun 15 Pinkpop Festival Landgraaf, Netherlands Tickets RSVP
  Jun 16 Download Festival Derby, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
  Jun 17 Olympia Theatre

Dublin, Ireland Tickets RSVP
  Jun 18 Olympia Theatre

Dublin, Ireland Tickets RSVP
  Jun 20 L’ATELIER Luxembourg Ville, Luxembourg Tickets RSVP
  Jun 21 Southside Festival Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Tickets RSVP
  Jun 22 Wembley Stadium

London, United Kingdom Tickets RSVP
  Jun 23 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany Tickets RSVP
  Jun 26 Rock The Beach Helsinki, Finland RSVP
  Jun 27 Bravalla Festival Norrköping, Sweden Tickets RSVP
  Jul 02 Alter Schlachthof Dresden, Germany RSVP
  Jul 04 Rock For People Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic Tickets RSVP
  Jul 05 Reload festival Sulingen, Germany Tickets RSVP
  Jul 06 Ringlokschuppen Bielefeld, Germany RSVP
  Jul 07 Rock Werchter Werchter, Belgium Tickets RSVP
  Jul 26 Hudson River Park – Pier 26

New York, NY Tickets RSVP
  Jul 28 Hudson River Park

New York, NY Tickets RSVP
  Jul 31 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY Tickets RSVP
  Aug 01 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT Tickets RSVP
  Aug 02 Osheaga Festival Montreal, Canada Tickets RSVP
  Aug 03 The Grove Music Festival Toronto, Canada Tickets RSVP
  Aug 11 Sziget Festival Budapest, Hungary Tickets RSVP
  Aug 15 Open Air Gampel Gampel, Switzerland Tickets RSVP
  Aug 17 FM4Frequency Festival Sankt Pölten, Austria Tickets RSVP
  Aug 18 Highfield Festival Leipzig, Germany Tickets RSVP
  Aug 20 Zeltfestival Ruhr Bochum, Germany Tickets RSVP
  Aug 30 Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Celebration Milwaukee, WI Tickets RSVP
  Sep 06 Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI Tickets RSVP
  Sep 08 The Paramount Huntington, NY Tickets RSVP
  Sep 09 The Norva Norfolk, VA Tickets RSVP
  Sep 11 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH Tickets RSVP
  Sep 12 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA Tickets RSVP
  Sep 13 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA Tickets

Not Fade Away: A Love Letter To Rock ‘N’ Roll


** ENTER **

Film review by Peter Travers

You expect a hot dose of bada-bing, what with David Chase, creator of HBO’s groundbreaking crime drama The Sopranos, making his feature debut as a writer-director. Instead, Chase offers a gritty, graceful salute to rock & roll. Like Douglas (John Magaro), his film’s protagonist, Chase grew up in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s playing covers of Buddy Holly and the Stones in his garage. Unlike Douglas, Chase never went farther than his garage. But the impact of the music, the way it opened doors to a larger world that embraced TV, film, politics and renegade social change, never left Chase. His love for the period permeates every frame.

Douglas and his bandmates Eugene (Jack Huston of Boardwalk Empire) and Wells (Will Brill) vie for the attentions of Grace (a luminous Bella Heathcote), and they comically and touchingly prepare for a fame that never comes. Home from college, Douglas debates his old-school father (a splendid James Gandolfini), who hates his Dylanesque hair and Cuban heels. Later, at a restaurant, when Dad confesses to an affair and a possibly terminal illness, father and son make a connection that is more heart-piercing for being so tentative. Chase shows a natural affinity for actors, who are uniformly excellent. The awkwardness comes in letting some of the stories breathe at the expense of others, suggesting something lost in the cutting. The music, expertly curated by Steven Van Zandt, is in the film’s DNA. Watching Antonioni’s Blow-Up at a theater with Grace, Douglas complains about the lack of scoring in a silent park scene. “The trees are the music,” Grace tells him. She knows the secrets that lie in the spaces between words and music. So does Chase. His ardent, acutely observed debut makes him, at 67, a filmmaker to watch.

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First trailer of Not Fade Away released

Check out the full press release below:

David Chase’s NOT FADE AWAY announced by
as the Centerpiece Gala Selection for the 2012 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

NEW YORK, August 15, 2012 —The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that David Chase’s NOT FADE AWAY will make its World Premiere on Saturday, October 6 as the Centerpiece Gala selection for the 50th New York Film Festival (September 28-October 14).

Making his feature directing debut, David Chase’s (The Sopranos) coming-of-age movie is set in New Jersey in 1964 where a group of friends are inspired to form their own rock band fronted by a gifted singer-songwriter (terrific newcomer John Magaro). The film masterfully captures the era’s conflicting attitudes and ideologies, all set to a dynamic soundtrack produced by the legendary Steven Van Zandt. The film also stars Jack Huston, Will Brill, Bella Heathcote, James Gandolfini, Brad Garrett and Christopher McDonald. To be released by Paramount Vantage, the film’s roll-out will begin on December 21, 2012.

Rose Kuo, Executive Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, said, “It’s a privilege to welcome David Chase to the New York Film Festival with his feature film debut. NOT FADE AWAY’s fun, music-infused world created by Chase offers an endearing and complex portrait of a young man’s coming-of-age in the 60s and features terrific work by an ensemble cast of exciting new talent.”

Chase said, “NOT FADE AWAY is a personal film with a backdrop very important to me, a period in American music that was one of the best. To have the film debut at the NYFF exceeds my wildest dreams and the dreams of everyone associated with the movie. So many of my favorite films have been revealed to the public at the NYFF. I’m honored and thrilled.”

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Peña also includes: Melissa Anderson, Contributor, Village Voice; Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Todd McCarthy, Chief Film Critic, The Hollywood Reporter; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight and Sound.

The New York Film Festival is generously sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, HBO, WABC, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.

Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, the Black Keys and John Mayer join the Rolling Stones for final show @ Prudential Ctr New Jersey

So long, we'll see you again soon!

So long, we’ll see you again soon!

With Lady Gaga

With Bruce Springsteen


With John Mayer

With Mick Taylor (former Rolling Stones band member)

With The Black Keys

The Black Keys perform with The Rolling Stones at the Prudential Center on December 15th, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.

The Black Keys perform with The Rolling Stones at the Prudential Center on December 15th, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey.

The Rolling Stones @ Prudential Center, Newark, NJ dec 15, 2012

The Rolling Stones performing at the 12-12-12 Sandy relief concert at the MSG

The Rolling Stones performing at the 12-12-12 Sandy relief concert at the MSG

The Rolling Stones’ Last U.S. Concert @ Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey


Associated Press – Musician Bruce Springsteen, center left, performs with, from left, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

Sunday December 16, 2012

You could say Bruce Springsteen, guest-starring at Saturday’s Rolling Stones show in Newark, returned good for ill.

One of a battalion of “surprise” visitors that kicked the Stones’ second Prudential Center show into high gear, Springsteen came on late in the evening and proceeded to turn “Tumbling Dice” into what amounted to a Jersey shore anthem. “You got to ro-ho-ho-ho-holl me” he sang, in his best Asbury rasp.

All this after Mick Jagger, earlier in the night, had the cheek to crack Jersey jokes. “Anybody here from New Jersey?” he asked the boisterous crowd, being filmed for a pay-per-view special. “The Garden State! I like an ironic [license] plate.”

He was easily forgiven – especially after he turned the last of three metro-area shows into a rollicking all-star jamboree. In addition to the previously-announced “surprise” guests – Springsteen, Lady Gaga, The Black Keys – there were surprise “surprise” guests. John Mayer, who had appeared Thursday with the Stones, made an unexpected reappearance Saturday, along with guitar ace Gary Clark Jr., who played with The Stones in Brooklyn last week. The two of them, trading solos with Ron Wood and Keith Richards, turned “I’m Going Down” into a spectacular four-way guitar-off.

Lady Gaga didn’t emerge from a chrysalis on this occasion, but she did reveal – who knew? — a formidable blues voice as she wailed “Gimme Shelter” with Mick. Of course, she was still Gaga – complete with skin-tight outfit and outrageous platform shoes.

The Black Keys jammed with the Stones on the old Bo Diddley classic, “Who Do You Love?” It was one of several additions to a set list that mostly adhered to previous ones at Prudential and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Another welcome addition was “Dead Flowers” – the winner of an “audience request” lottery.

Two things the Stones didn’t do, on an otherwise memorable night: they didn’t bring their guests back onstage for an all-star finale, and they didn’t make any earth-shaking announcement about their future plans. Some have been suggesting that this golden anniversary “50 and Counting. . .” tour could be their endgame. For now, it’s wait and see. “This is the last show of the anniversary tour, and it’s been fun,” Jagger said. “We hope to see you again soon.”

Rolling Stones Set List – Prudential Center:

1. “Get off of My Cloud”

2. “The Last Time”

3. “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)”

4. “Paint It Black”

5. “Gimme Shelter”

6. “Wild Horses”

7. “I’m Going Down”

8. “Dead Flowers”

9. “Who Do You Love?”

10. “Doom and Gloom”

11. “One More Shot”

12. “Miss You”

13. “Honky Tonk Women”

14. “Before They Make Me Run”

15. “Happy”

16. “Midnight Rambler”

17. “Start Me Up”

18. “Tumbling Dice”

19. “Brown Sugar”

20. “Sympathy for the Devil”

21. “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

22. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

23. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

Jim Beckerman – AP Staff