Rockn The News – September 11, 2004

****** Perfect Circles New Album Tracks ******

IAYM reports: Details regarding the contents of A Perfect Circles upcoming new studio outing “eMOTIVe” have been unfurled, according to a recent article at The effort looks to consist of ten cover versions and two new songs, with the track listing shaping up as follows:
01. “Annihilation” (Crucifix cover) – 02. “Imagine” (John Lennon cover) – 03. “(Whats So Funny Bout) Peace And Understanding” (Nick Lowe cover) – 04. “Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of The War Drums” – 05. “Whats Goin On” (Marvin Gaye cover) – 06. “When The Levee Breaks” (Memphis Minnie cover) – 07. “Freedom Of Choice” (Devo cover) – 08. “People Are People” (Depeche Mode cover) – 09. “Passive” – 10. “Gimme Gimme Gimme” (Black Flag cover) – 11. “Lets Have A War” (Fear cover) – 12. “Fiddle And The Drum” (Joni Mitchell cover) –

“eMOTIVe” is slated to land in stores on November 02nd through Virgin. The band will follow-up the work on November 16th with a double-disc DVD/CD package consisting of both a live DVD and a remix album, grouped together under the title “aMOTION”

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****** Lennon Unplugged ******

liveDaily reports: Capitol Records will issue the new album “John Lennon Acoustic” and a remixed, remastered version of Lennons 1975 set, “Rock n Roll,” on Nov. 2.

Seven of the 17 tracks on “Acoustic” are previously unreleased.

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****** Morbid Curiosity ******

press release reports: Top 20 Rock Deaths is a two hour documentary, hosted by Cradle Of Filth, and featuring the stories behind the lives and tragic demise of some of rocks legends, including Randy Rhoades, Layne Staley, Cliff Burton, Bon Scott, Bradley Nowell, Jimi Hendrix, Sid Vicious, Joey Ramone, Joes Strummer and Kurt Cobain. Features interviews with a selection of UK rock pundits, plus Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Incubus, The Offspring, Lostprophets, Good Charlotte and more.

The show airs on Scuzz in the UK (Sky Digital channel 471, ntl:home 934) on September 14, 16 and 18 at 10pm. [check out the full story link for more info]

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****** Limp Circle? ******

IAYM reports: According to a posting at Limp Bizkit guitar player Wes Borlands official website, Josh Freese of A Perfect Circle fame recently joined Borland in the studio to lay down some drum parts for his upcoming solo CD. [more]

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****** Next Deftones Kind of Rush Like ******

Blabbermouth reports: DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno has spoken to about the groups decision to embark on a month-long club tour prior to entering the studio to record their fifth studio album.

With regards to the musical direction of the new material, Moreno said, “The songs are kind of brainy. Theyre more RUSH than TOOL in a way,” he continued. “On our last record, we got kind of lazy by writing as few riffs as possible. This one were writing way more riffs. We have formats where we have to write the songs down and go over them and over them again.” [see full story for more]

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