Watch Myrkur Play “Leaves of Yggdrasil” Unplugged from Her New Home studio

Myrkur shared a new video from her work-in-progress home studio, or her playing the song “Leaves of Yggdrasil” from her recent 2020 album Folksange, out now on Relapse RecordsShe recorded with her Martin acoustic travel size and “ the ‘microphone’ is just the one built into the camera. The camera is a Leica LUMIX”. Watch the clip now. 

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Alice In Chains’ Self-Titled Album Turns 25

In 1995, Alice In Chains had been feeling good on the success of their first #1 album on the charts, 1994’s Jar of Flies EP, the first EP to ever debut at #1. At the same time, they were in peril as a band, with issues stemming from Layne Staley’s addiction to heroin and other band turmoil. The band did not tour to support Jar of Flies as Layne was in rehab and they took part of 1995 off. The lost opportunities from this period, including a massive Metallica/Danzig/Suicidal Tendencies tour and a near-top-of-the bill split at Woodstock 1994 (which I am still mad about) almost killed the band. They broke up briefly too, according to Sean Kinney. Little did we know they were crafting a great album, Alice in Chains (Columbia), to wash all that pain and disappointment away for a brief moment in time.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wino – Forever Gone

As much as Wino deserves his doom godfather status for fronting groups like The Obsessed and Saint Vitus, there’s something to be said for his more recent singer/songwriter excursions. Whether going it alone or with such collaborators as Conny Ochs, the acoustic style suits him surprisingly well and the volume contrast brings a fuller perspective to his haggard lifer persona. This is especially true for his third album, Forever Gone (Ripple Music), which may be his most low-key effort to date. Continue reading

Sons of Apollo Guitarist Bumblefoot (ex Guns N Roses) to Release New “Barefoot EP” This Week

Sons Of Apollo and former Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will release an unplugged covers EP featuring Soundgarden, Asia and more On ‘Barefoot 3’ EP this Friday via Bandcamp. “Barefoot 3” takes the “Barefoot” series up a notch, with intricate guitar arrangements, big backing vocals, and drummer Kyle Hughes. Continue reading

Watch Metallica Perform “Blackened” Semi-Unplugged from Quarantine

In the first performance since their last date of the WorldWired tour, S & M 2 Concerts in San Francisco, Metallica performed via video recording from isolation. Lars Ulrich just suggested Metallica may write a new album during the quarantine. Watch the band take on an interesting “half plugged” version on their classic song ‘Blackened’, which has an almost Country and Western/Middle Eastern feeling to it. Continue reading

William DuVall of Alice In Chains to Host a Livestream Concert Today

Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall bummed that his upcoming tour of UK and Europe this month was canceled, will host a live stream a performance via his Facebook page today/tonight to everyone, on what would have been the start of the tour. The Live Stream concert will start today at 4:00 PM Eastern U.S. time, which is 20:00 UK time – via the link below. He’ll be performing songs from his debut solo acoustic album One Alone (DVL Records), which features a mix of news songs and reimagined tracks from over his entire thirty-plus-year career in music. Duvall’s live shows have also included stories and inventive cover songs. Continue reading

I Prevail Steams Acoustic Version of Hit Song “Hurricane”

Grammy-nominated band I Prevail has a hit song on the Billboard charts with their recent song ‘Hurricane’, with 200 Million Streams, from their recent album Trauma, out now on Fearless Records. Now the band has shared a new “unplugged” version of the song! Jam it out right now! Continue reading

Singer William DuVall (Alice In Chains)Books Solo Tour Dates

William DuVall has already made a splash as a solo artist that looks to see him step out from his other gig as the co-lead singer of Alice In Chains. His first solo album, One Alone, is an all-acoustic affair. As William describes it, “I felt the need to peel everything back. This album is strictly one voice, one guitar. It reveals the very core of who I am as a singer, guitarist, and songwriter.” The album’s first single, ‘Til The Light Guides Me Home’, is out now. With the single smashing radio markets big and small markets alike, DuVall will embark on a solo tour this fall. All dates are below.

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