Free music - The Verve and Slipknot

Recently we told you about upcoming albums from The Verve and Slipknot. Both bands are anxious for fans to hear their new music, and they're feeling generous, to varying degrees.

The Verve are offering a new track, Mover, as a free download. Just click on the band's website and go to it. In our opinion, if this track is any indication of the rest of Forth, the band's first album in 11 years, the wait has been worth it.

Across the pond, in Iowa to be exact, Slipknot have regrouped after several years of solo projects. Their upcoming CD, All Hope Is Gone, is said to be their fiercest set ever, and judging from the two tracks available for streaming on guitarist Mick Thompson's MySpace page, "fierce" is certainly the word.

Forth will be released internationally on August 18 (the next day in North America) and All Hope Is Gone drops on August 26.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.