It has been revealed this week that Machine Head will release a new digital single, Locust, on June 19. The song is taken from their as-yet-untitled album, which is set for a September release. “Locust is a metaphor,” says frontman Robb Flynn. “Locusts fly in a swarm, but they can’t control which direction they fly; they float on the wind, they land, cause massive destruction, and then float away on the wind to leave you in the aftermath. The song is a metaphor for a type of person that sometimes comes into your life and has a similar effect.” As a huge machine head fan i cant wait to hear it properly.
Continuing the theme of new releases this week the Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed that their ninth studio album will be titled ‘I’m With You’. The album due to be released on August 29 was produced by Rick Rubin, and will be the first recording to feature guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined the band in late 2009 following the departure of John Frusciante. The band will release the lead single, ‘The Adventures Of Raindance Maggie’, on July 18.
Finnaly this week Ozzy Osbourne is the subject of a new documentary film entitled ‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’. The feature length film was produced by Osbourne’s son Jack and executive produced by wife Sharon. Jack Osbourne yesterday (June 8th) attended the first UK screening of the movie, simply stating: “I hope you enjoy the film.” The movie documents all aspects of Osbourne’s life from his childhood in Birmingham, to his parents, sisters, first wife and children, as well as his years with Black Sabbath and subsequent solo work. Speaking about his battles over the years with drugs and alcohol, Osbourne recalls waking up after a night of partying in the central reservation in the middle of a freeway: “I should have died 100 times and never did. If you wanted me to do something, tell me not to. I can’t remember the 80s at all. Never happened.” Meanwhile, looking back fondly over his days in Black Sabbath, Osbourne recalls that they were simply, “a bunch of guys with fuck all to lose and everything to gain.” The film also touches on how the 60 year old singer, who has now been sober for five-years, has also recently got his driver’s license. “When I got successful I got guns, knives and a motorbike. But it’s only now I’m able to drive!” A UK release date for ‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’ has yet to be confirmed but i’ll definately be on the lookout as i think this could be worth a watch.