Aerosmith Play Free Show in Front of Their Old Boston Apartment + More News
Yesterday afternoon (Nov. 5), Aerosmith played a special free show in front of 1325 Commmonwealth Avenue, the site of the group’s first apartment back in the early ’70s. The performance was in honor of both their 15th studio album, Music From Another Dimension!, hitting stores this week and today’s presidential election.
Before Aerosmith hit the makeshift stage, they were presented a game ball by the New England Patriots, including star quarterback Tom Brady.
The Boston Bad Boys ripped through classic ‘Smith tunes like “Mama Kin,” “Back in the Saddle Again” and “Sweet Emotion,” alongside songs off the new album.
Watch Aerosmith’s Street Performance
Hatebreed will release their new studio album, The Divinity of Purpose, on Jan. 29. Noisecreep predicts that the album should be fast and furious enough to wear way the winter chill. It’s the Connecticut mosh crew’s sixth album overall and first since 2009’s For the Lions covers collection and self-titled release, which also came out in ’09. The band also revealed the album cover for The Divinity of Purpose, which was created and illustrated by Eliran Kantor. The ‘Breed also plans to tour extensively behind The Divinity of Purpose, so there will be plenty of moshpits ignited in honor of these new songs. We predict it will have more breakdowns than an asylum. [Via Press Release]
KISS will release The Casablanca Singles 1974-1982 on Dec. 4. The New York legends were the first signing to the label and released a total of 29 singles on seven inch 45 RPM records during their time with the company. These singles hark back to an era long gone, and will certainly stoke the coals of collectors! Upon initial release, the singles were available for sale to the public; used for commercial radio airplay; and were a tool to promote album sales. My, how things have changed in our digitally-obsessed, ringtone-preferring culture.
These singles were audio treasures, since some featured entirely different mixes, edits and material that didn’t appear on their vinyl albums. Now for the first time, these musical snapshots of the band’s formative years, which have never been available in a commemorative singles edition, will be released in two box-set configurations.
We can already see the drool dripping off the chin of KISS diehards and collectors. As to be expected, these box sets will be beautifully packaged, so if you worship KISS, then you know what to put on your Christmas list this season.
29 pieces of limited edition, seven-inch vinyl will be made available D2C here, while 29 CDs will be made available through all retail outlets. [Via Press Release]
Coheed and Cambria have announced Feb. 5 as the release date for the second volume of their two-part concept release. The Afterman: Descension follows last month’s The Afterman: Ascension. The band will embark on a February tour in support of the release with Between the Buried and Me and Russian Circles in tow.
“We haven’t properly toured on a new album in what will be nearly three years, so coming off the heels of these two albums means we’ll have a wide breadth of new material to choose from,” singer Claudio Sanchez said. “Playing Radio City Music Hall – and being from New York- it’s not something I ever thought I would be able to do. It’s quite an honor.” [Via Press Release]
Cult of Luna will release Vertikal on Jan. 29 via Density Records. The forward-thinking, Swedish doom and gloom squad spent five years crafting the album and it was influenced by Fritz Lang’s experimental sci-fi film Metropolis. The band should tour the U.S. in the latter part of 2013 in support of the record. That’s a lot of good news for Cult of Luna fans. [Via Press Release]