When post-grunge band Seether set out to record their latest album, ‘Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray,’ they knew it would stand out from anything in the Seether archive. That’s largely because the guys wrangled mega-producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine) to do all the taping-- a guy with whom they’d always wanted to work.
At a recent Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour stop in Michigan, WGRD 97.9 caught up with Seether, one of the bands occupying the tour's main stage. Frontman Shaun Morgan, drummer John Humphrey and bassist Dale Stewart weighed in on their latest album and the changes they see coming in the near future for the music industry.
Since late August, Seether has been out on the road as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, along with Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine and Escape the Fate. For rock enthusiasts, that sounds like a loaded bill, but Seether’s lead vocalist and guitarist Shaun Morgan has admitted to feeling a bit like ‘the black sheep’ on the tour.
Hurricane Irene may have roared in to New England like a lion but it was the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival that left chaos in its wake. The one day mega-rock extravaganza took over the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., on Tuesday, Aug. 30 (after being postponed two days because of Irene), for what would be an all-you-could-eat-buffet of riffs, licks, and devil horns.
ESPN is holding a contest featuring several bands and musicians who have recorded their own distinct reworkings of the cable network’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ theme music. Artists including Seether, Staind, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde have already had their versions of the ‘Baseball Tonight’ theme featured on the show this season, and ESPN wants you to help pick which act made the trophy-winning song.