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.

“Conscience Killer” from BRMC’s live DVD/CD “Live In Paris”

Yesterday marked 3 years since the release of “Specter at the Feast” and the first show of the South American dates at House of Vans in São Paulo, Brazil. There are a number of videos and photos already posted online. Many more are posted on this site’s Facebook page, plus links to many new interviews (in Spanish and Portuguese) are added to the Interview page.

Also, you can view a clip of “Conscience Killer” from “Live in Paris” below:

Monster Children 49 photos by Tessa Angus

BRMC has posted these images from the Monster Children Annual Issue 49 that they are featured in on their Facebook page, photos by Tessa Angus:

UPDATE: Visit this page for a PDF scan of the feature.

‘Sound of the Cities. Eine popmusikalische Entdeckungsreise’.

Where was Punk invented? How did Drum ‘n’ Bass evolve? What was the atmosphere in Hippie-paradise San Francisco like in the Sixties? Music cities have a special vibe and are the birth place of legends.

German journalists Ole Loeding and Philipp Krohn have visited the 24 most important pop capitals and asked 160 artists, producers and experts why these places are unique.

Music pioneers like The Velvet Underground, Can, Tortoise, Allen Toussaint, Kurtis Blow, Eagle Eye Cherry, Faith No More, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Urge Overkill provided some deep insights into the music scenes of their city.

24 portraits of cities like NYC, London, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Chicago etc. and their musical legacy are the content of Loeding’s and Krohn’s new book:
‘Sound of the Cities. Eine popmusikalische Entdeckungsreise’.

It was released on Wednesday, September 23rd, and costs €22,95 (*Only available in German so far. They’re doing their best to get an English version out there as well.)

More info: www.facebook.com/soundofcities.

“I love San Francisco and I love L.A. Great places. They have romanticism for music and art in their own way. But I can give a shit about giving them credit for what we do. I don’t think they deserve it.” (…)

“San Francisco is a very cool city to be in. The problem with cool cities – if it’s Austin or New York or San Francisco, those are particularly cool cities – the top five places in the world are usually incredibly cold to a local band in trying to get something going.” (…)

“The most credit I can give the city is that we were doing the opposite of anything it wanted us to do. That’s the nature of your environment when you are growing up and you fucking hate everything around you. And your parents, school, teachers and the cops on the street: You just want to push it all away.”
— Robert Levon Been

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