Robert Been on Jonesy’s Jukebox on KLOS 95.5 FM

Robert Been was on Jonesy’s Jukebox on 95.5 FM in LA this morning, talking about touring and jamming with Steve Jones! Video from KLOS’s Facebook page:

Full interview including Rob’s version of “Jailhouse Rock”:

UPDATE: Full video on YouTube!

BRMC France interview with Rob

Our friends who run Windows – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club France did an interview with Rob of BRMC:

Nous avons posé quelques questions à Robert Levon Been avant le concert de BRMC à Nancy : on vous prévient, l’interview est un peu longue !
Version française : http://bit.ly/2zvoADJ
Version anglaise : http://bit.ly/2zZg7Ih

English Translation from Facebook:

We asked a few questions to Robert Levon Been before the show in Nancy! (The interview is a bit long.)
English version: http://bit.ly/2zZg7Ih
French Version: http://bit.ly/2zvoADJ

Peter Hayes (BRMC) Gear Run @ Train, Aarhus

TC Electronic has just posted a gear run with Peter Hayes from the Train, Aarhus show:

Published on Nov 19, 2017

We caught up with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as their European tour brought them to TC town, Aarhus and took a peek back stage at Peter Hayes’ live setup. Learn more about Pete, here: http://www.tcelectronic.com/peter-hayes/

Peter Hayes on Facebook Live tonight at 10:30 PM BST!    

Q&A with Peter Hayes on Facebook Live tonight at 10:30 PM BST!

Q&A with Peter Hayes on Facebook Live tonight at 10:30 PM BST!

Q&A with Peter Hayes on Facebook Live tonight at 10:30 PM BST!

BRMC interview on SuperSonicSounds

Check out this new interview with Peter and Robert of BRMC by our friends in Germany SuperSonicSounds:

Here we go then – a brand new interview with BRMC on SuperSonicSounds. Read, share and spread the love!
https://supersonicsounds.jimdosite.com/

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

“I tend to be a little more proud of something after knowing if it’s connected with somebody. “

Robert Levon Been on Facebook Live + new track “Haunt”

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s new track, Haunt, off their upcoming album, Wrong Creatures, is available now as an instant download when you pre-order the album! http://smarturl.it/BRMC-WrongCreatures

Haunt

Take yourself apart from me
Down into a flame
You’re everything one could keep
You’re worn with every face

Rapping like a scarecrow’s wings, you unwind
I’m thrown to a seamless wave,
And it’s written on a sea of love
And It’s all I can leave you babe
‘Cos the world was never yours
I just keep playing that restless haunt
Nothing I can change

Swallow what’s still brave in you
Like metal in your jaw
Trying not to melt away
Beginning to unthaw

Dead flag, ship of fools you command
I’m trying not to wither away
And I’m wondering if I’ll feel the grace
I’m trying to unlove this world
But it has no other place
I just keep playing that empty hand
Nothing I can cheat

Can you touch
Can you stay
Would you weep, for the day
You knew when your eyes closed
But you knew when your eyes closed
Can you want
Can you stay
Would you reach, around me

Light another melody
And drown into the sound
I’ve buried every living thing
Deeper than the ground

New track + Q&A with Robert Levon Been on Facebook Live tomorrow at 10 PM BST!

BRMC made a couple exciting announcements today:

 

Q&A with Robert Levon Been on Facebook Live tomorrow at 10 PM BST!

UPDATE: Watch it now!

Tomorrow a NEW TRACK is debuted on Facebook Live!

THE WILD ONES interview by Maggie Gulasey for META Volume 008

THE WILD ONES

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Words by Maggie Gulasey for Volume 008
Twice in my short life I have found myself immersed in the potent butterflies of love, doused with nervousness, excitement, and a fleck of fear—but not for another person.  Rather, it’s been for the extraordinary and profoundly authentic passions in life that have illuminated me simple existence.

My first love affair came to fruition when I encountered live music at a young age. Some astute individuals sang, “When you fall in love, you know you are done.” Though lacking the talent for mastering an instrument, I eagerly devoured the music, and I indeed knew I was done; music was forever going to be a part of my lifeblood, even if that meant supporting the melodic experts from the business or the avid-fan side of things.

The second time my heart was kidnapped occurred the moment I first rode a motorcycle. Nothing can match how those two wheels make me feel. I truly came alive with the world at my side, experiencing life in a unique and more gratifying way aboard my beautiful vintage two-stroke.

Both music and my motorcycle enable a mental departure from the tedious rigors that often swallow daily life, allowing me to recall and enjoy the simple magic this world grants. Once in a blue moon my two lovers delightfully harmonize, creating a motorcycle and rock ‘n’ roll utopia. I have found this elusive nirvana in the band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club…
READ THE FULL STORY IN VOLUME 008

Leah Shapiro featured in Deirdre O’Callaghan’s book ‘The Drum Thing’

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Leah Shapiro featured in Deirdre O’ Callaghan’s book ‘The Drum Thing’

Leah was featured in Deirdre O Callaghan‘s book called, Drum Thing, which showcases the stories behind the backbeat. Get a copy of the book on Amazon.com! http://amzn.to/2gD139w

Peter Hayes feature on Sonar FM Chile

Sonar FM Chile has posted their feature/interview with Peter Hayes including a few teaser videos on Facebook and Twitter:

 

 

 

The whole video runs over 30 minutes with introductions in Spanish, interview portions in English (subtitled in Spanish) and includes Peter’s comments on Nine Inch Nails “Wish”:

 

BRMC Tour Dates w/Death From Above 1979

Just announced via Bandsintown:

Death From Above and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, two of the most exciting bands in rock’n’roll, are heading out on tour this fall.

The two month tour is hitting up cities all across the United States, from the East Coast to the West Coast. We got to chat with both Death From Above and Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club to get the scoop on their lives on the road. Also rock girls Deap Vally will be joining the headliners on the tour. Keep reading for tour dates and pre-sale info!
10/11: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

10/15: Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live Event Center

10/17: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

10/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

10/20: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

10/21: Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom

10/22: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

10/28: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/29: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

11/1: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

11/2: Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

11/3: Houston, TX @ House of Blues

11/5: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

11/7: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

11/8: New York, NY @ Terminal 5

11/9: New York, NY @ Terminal 5

11/11: Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore

Pre-sale begins 5/11. Stay tuned to your email and Bandsintown Facebook for the exclusive pre-sale code this Wednesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. local time!

Public on-sale begins 5/13 at 10 a.m. local time.

Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

This is your first full tour in the United States in a while! What about this tour are you most excited for?

The timing of it. We’ve been working in the studio writing new songs and so we’ll be able to finally play some new songs for fans live before the album comes out. That’s always fun playing things live before people have heard the record.

Your tourmates this time around are Death from Above. Have you gotten to see them live before?

Leah has, she lived in NYC for a while right before joining BRMC and she was a fan, got to see them over there. I dig their records but somehow we never were in the same city at the same time playing shows, so we missed out.

If you could collaborate with Death from Above on any song live onstage (yours, theirs, or a cover), what would it be?

Ha, we were talking about doing something together live possibly, but I can’t let the cat out of the baggy.

Say you’re on the road, and you have a few fast food options coming up… which drive-thru do you pull through, and what do you order?

Pete probably needs his Starbucks. I need the tastiest burgers. And Leah always just wants to get out of there fast, and to the gig more than anything.

Tell us about the first concert you ever went to.

I traveled around with my dad’s band The Call when I was just a kid, so I remember them touring with Peter Gabriel on the Shock the Monkey tour. That was fun, I remember liking Peter’s face all painted up like a monkey. I was really into monkeys back then.

Who are you excited to see in the crowd this year, either while on tour, at a festival, or during your off time?

There are a lot actually, over the years we’ve had some of the most diehard fans in the states that travel from show to show with us. Sometimes you even forget that they aren’t officially on the tour working or something because they are usually more punctual and reliable than our own crew even. But they’re always good to see once we start up again. Some of them move on over the years and like have a baby or something and then don’t travel as hardcore, but most will still come out at least in their hometown and catch up.

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