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Radiohead’s Drummer To Release Solo Album

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While he prefers to sit in the back quietly during performances with Radiohead, Phil Selway will have to step into the spotlight a bit with his upcoming solo album. Trading a guitar for his drum sticks, Selway is releasing “Familial” on August 30th on Bella Union’s label. This album feature Selway primarily on guitar and vocals, with Wilco’s Glenn Kotche handling the drums. Also joining Selway are Wilco’s Pat Sansone, singer-songwriter Lisa Germano, and former Soul Coughing bassist Sebastian Steinberg. Since announcing the album, Selway has released four separate songs off the album for fans to preview, which is somewhat unheard of. Tracklisting: 'By Some Miracle' 'Beyond Reason' 'A Simple Life' 'All Eyes On You' 'The Ties That Bind Us' 'Patron Saint' 'Falling' 'Broken Promises' 'Don't Look Down' 'The Witching Hour' Check out the four tracks here. Here’s a video of him with Germano playing a track off the album: And if you happen to be in the UK anytime in the next month, watch him open for Wilco on these September Tour Dates: 9/4 - Electric Picnic Festival 9/11 - Isle of Wight, Bestival 9/12 - End Of The Road Festival 9/13 - London, Bush Hall 9/14 - London, Royal Festival Hall w/ Wilco 9/15 - Newcastle, Academy w/ Wilco 9/16 - Glasgow, Barrowlands w/ Wilco Recommended Listening:

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Foo Fighters Guitarist Releases Solo Album

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The Foo Fighters’ guitarist Chris Shiflett recently released a solo album during the two-year hiatus the Foos have been on. The album, called Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants, features more of a rockabilly sound than the top grossing alternative band. The album is even a departure from the sound of his old punk band, No Use For A Name, or his part-time gig with the punk cover band Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies. Speaking on how the album came about to Classic Rock magazine, Shiflett said, “I can’t say that I grew up on this music, because I’m from California and it was Aerosmith and KISS for me. But then my older brother got me into the Rolling Stones and Elvis. From there, I discovered Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, then the Replacements, X, and Wilco. I just wanted to get a record made. But now I’ve got this bunch of really good musicians together for the live dates, and I’m really enjoying what we’re doing. So, I’ll try to keep them together for the next album.” The album attempts to replicate a more warm, analog sound, as Shiflett mentioned to Classic Rock. “I hate the way records sound these days – too much technology. To me that destroys music. Hearing the mistakes is part of what music is. We tried to maintain that philosophy throughout.”
 The Foos will be returning later this year to record their next album, says Shifflett, but he’s hoping to get some shows in beforehand. “If I hadn’t been relaxing so much I’d have gotten our debut album out a year ago, and given us a chance to tour. As it is, I’ve just done a run of dates locally (California), but we start recording the new Foos album in September and that will probably take us through the autumn. There might be time for me to do some more gigs around the end of year. But then we’ll probably be into Foo Fighters touring schedule that’ll stretch into 2012.” Hear some tunes, pick up the album, or read more, check out his Myspace page. Recommended Listening:

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