Bush is back and it seems they have brought a “heavier” approach to their new music. Today the Gavin Rossdale fronted band released the song “Bullet Holes.” This track was co-written by Gavin and Tyler Bates (you might recognize him from his work with Marilyn Manson as well as his work on film scores like John Wick and Guardians of the Galaxy). “Bullet Holes” is also featured in the new John Wick film (John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum). This is definitely the sound that many older Bush fans have been waiting for. Bush plans to release their new album titled, The Mind Plays Tricks On You, this fall, and it features 4 songs co-written by Rossdale and Bates. In my personal opinion, after what Tyler Bates was able to do with Marilyn Manson on his The Pale Emperor album, I’m quite intrigued by what he can do with Gavin and Bush.
As you’ve read before, there is a soundtrack/compilation being put out by DC Comics for their upcoming Dark Nights series. Tyler Bates is the mastermind behind the soundtrack. He’s been able to get some really great guests to contribute like Chino Moreno of Deftones and Brann Dailor of Mastodon. Now, Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains is a part of this project. His song “Setting Sun,” is classic Jerry and it’s fantastic. Sounds like it could be a part of the Alice In Chains repertoire as well.
There is a soundtrack/compilation being put out by DC Comics for their upcoming Dark Nights series. Composer Tyler Bates, who you might know from doing the music for Guardians of the Galaxy, Californication as well as working with Marilyn Manson on his The Pale Emperor album, is at the helm for this project. Chino has contributed to this soundtrack with one hell of a song called Brief Exchange. It’s badass. I seriously hope that Chino takes some of this style with him to the writing sessions for the new Deftones album.
It’s worth noting too that Brann Dailor, the drummer and one of the vocalists from Mastodon has also contributed to this soundtrack as well. His song is pretty badass too.
There comes a time in every artists career when the inspiration well dries up and it seems like they are just going through the motions because they have to. Then something happens that reinvigorates and inspires said artist. This just happened with Marilyn Manson. Manson’s new album The Pale Emperor, is his best album since Mechanical Animals. Instead of working with his usual writing partner Twiggy Ramirez, Tyler Bates was brought in. You might know Tyler Bates’s work from Guardians Of The Galaxy and Californication. Their collaboration brought out a whole new side of Manson that is drenched in post-punk swagger and his signature haunting melodies. I’ll be honest, I wrote Marilyn Manson off a long time ago after a stunt he pulled at one of his shows years ago, but when I first heard the song “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge,” I was totally taken aback and very curious as to what this new album would sound like. I’m really happy with what I heard. This album is honest and real. Songs like “Killing Strangers,” “Cupid Carries A Gun,” and “Deep Six” all pack quite a punch that really delivers. Marilyn Manson seems to be on the right track again after a long detour. In a strange way this album is more than just a reinvention, it’s actually an album about a guy who behind all the makeup and persona, really has something to say.