Their new album is titled ‘Living Things’, scheduled to drop June 26th. Here’s the cover art-
Is this group still a big deal?
They are headlining the Sunset Strip Rock Festival tomorrow and I’ll be hearing them (it’s outdoors, 2 blocks right above my house). Sort of out of touch with music these days – are they a big draw?
They used to be… Their last album (or two) weren’t very huge hits. Their album ‘Minutes to Midnight’, whose lead single “What I’ve Done” was used in the first ‘Transformers’ film, was their last big hit. They do have many fans though, and they can draw a big crowd. I imagine they still will. If you are unfamiliar with their music, it’s very big arena rock, leaning more to the metal side of the spectrum, with some hip-hop elements thrown in. They were a big part of my youth, and though their newer stuff hasn’t interested me as much, I still listen to their first 3 albums.
So this might be a venue to get them attention – this festival has gained some credence in recent years (thousands of people come, tickets are something like $75 for the day), but not like they will attract 100,000 people (fortunately) to a residential area
The local scuttlebutt is this is going to be the biggest crowd they’ve had. We’ll see….