Update: While the original bootlegged red band trailer has been removed from online, an official green band trailer for the film has been posted online via Movie-List and can now be seen above. This trailer is pretty much the same as the one we previously showed and also features the “Immigrant Song” cover.
When Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross were confirmed to work with David Fincher again for his remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, we had a feeling that they’d be perfect for the film’s score. Well this past weekend, moviegoers got their first peak at the dark crime drama with the first red band trailer. Though it’s unclear whether it will be actually heard in the film, the trailer features a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” as done by Reznor and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ singer Karen O.
First off, the trailer looks very intense. It wouldn’t be surprising if it’s quick editing and dark imagery turned off a few movie watchers (it was screened before The Hangover Part 2 when I first saw it, so you can imagine how a majority of people in the theater reacted after seeing the trailer). Yet, seeing how the Millennium trilogy (both books and Swedish movie adaptations) is swamped with sexual violence and use of technology, while the main character is a bisexual tattooed hacker with a dark past, we’d say that was pretty much Fincher’s goal with the trailer. And Reznor’s cover of “Immigrant Song” is a perfect addition to the trailer. At the very least, we’d argue that this is a cooler use of the song in movies than this.
We were already excited to hear what Reznor would bring to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s score. And from what we heard in this trailer (even though it is just a cover), Reznor may have indeed topped his Oscar winning work for The Social Network. While the red band trailer for the film debuted in theaters this past weekend, the studio has not released it online yet. You can check out the trailer, though, up top.
Anyone from Atlanta knows that Mastodon’s favorite local watering hole is the El Myr. In fact, Bill Kelliher used to manage the restaurant/bar back in the day. So the band’s Brent Hinds paid it forward by appearing in a pretty amazing ad for the joint that spoofs pharmaceutical ads. Only you can prevent OHP.
We’ve already gotten a sneak of Chimaira 2.0 via pictures posted on Facebook. But now we get our first taste of the new lineup live. Video of Chimaira’s show this past Wednesday (May 25) at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI has made its way online. You can watch the band rip into “Nothing Remains/The Dehumanizing Process” up top, while more fan filmed footage posted on the YouTube account jdybata can be seen after the jump.
The show marks the band’s first performance with new bassist Emil Werstler, keyboardist/sampler Sean Zatorsky (both of whom are also in Daath), and drummer Austin D’Amond. The band has reportedly finished recording their new as-yet-untitled album, due out late this Summer via eOne Music. Read more »
KISS frontman Paul Stanley made an appearance on last night’s edition of Lopez Tonight, the TBS talk show hosted by George Lopez. First Stanley performed “Detroit Rock City” with the show’s house band. Then at the end of the show, Stanley, Lopez, and American Idol judge Randy Jackson (who was also at one time the bassist of Journey) teamed with the house band for a rendition of “Rock And Roll All Night” at the end of the show.
Chances are you’re like us and don’t watch Lopez Tonight. So luckily for us, the performances have been posted online. You can watch Stanley performing with the American Idol judge with George Lopez up top, while the KISS frontman performing “Detroit Rock City” can be seen after the jump. Read more »
Ex-Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has been performing across the world for a better part of the past year in support of his first self-titled solo album. But it looks like he’s forgotten one country during his non-stop touring, and the Polish want him to know that they’re waiting for him.
In an attempt to get Slash to finally perform in Poland, Polish fans have created a new Facebook campaign entitled “Poland Is Waiting For Slash.” For a half an hour yesterday (May 26), fans spammed Slash’s Facebook page and Twitter with the caption “Poland is waiting for you Slash”. Though the event page (once translated to English) says to spam for only a half an hour, it appears that fans are still continuing their efforts.
So far 14,869 people are “attending” this event. It’s pretty amazing how many people are actually pushing for Slash to come to their country considering that he’s not real (I’d hate to be the one to tell them all the truth). We’ll let you know if Poland’s social networking efforts worked.
Unsigned & Streamed vets Anciients, who’s Season of Mist debut Heart of Oak is out now, have landed the opening slot on the Lamb of God tour. They’ll be playing from May 16 – June 10. Check out the dates here.
Sinestra Studios (who very often provides Metal Insider with some killer live photos) is hosting its very first art galleria and metal show on Saturday, May 25, at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets for the event are onsale now.
Louna has premiered a new music video for the song “Business” with Crave Online. The extravagant and politically themed music video comes in support of the Russian hard rock group’s new album, Behind The Mask, available now via Red Decade Records and MEG/RED.