Before Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, there was Mudcrutch – a band that lasted from 1970-1975 and who reunited in 2007 to release a debut self-titled album and take it on a brief tour in ’08. Here we are six years later, and Mudcrutch’s plans are bigger than ever with their first national tour and the release of their second album, entitled 2.Sticking to the roots of southern rock, the band is currently made up of all original Mudcrutch members Tom Petty (bass/vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Randall Marsh (drums/vocals), as well as Benmont Tench (keyboards/vocals) and Mike Campbell (guitar/vocals), who both also played with Petty and The Heartbreakers.Mudcrutch’s follow-up album is due out May 20 through Reprise Records and can be pre-ordered here. With each pre-order comes a download of three exclusive tracks, including the single “Trailer,” ahead of the street release date. Following the official release, the band will bring their new music on a national tour with The Shelters as support. Concert tickets, which include a copy of the new album, go on-sale Friday, April 1 at 10AM local time and are available here.Check out this official music video for 2008’s “Lover of the Bayou”:2 Tracklist:TrailerDreams of FlyingBeautiful BlueBeautiful WorldI Forgive It AllThe Other Side Of The MountainHopeWelcome To HellSave Your WaterVictim of CircumstanceHungry No MoreMudcrutch 2016 Tour:MAY 26 OGDEN THEATRE – DENVER, CO MAY 29 SUMMER CAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL – CHILLICOTHE, IL MAY 31 RYMAN AUDITORIUM – NASHVILLE, TN JUN 02 TABERNACLE – ATLANTA, GA JUN 03 BUNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL – CINCINNATI, OH JUN 06 9:30 CLUB – WASHINGTON, DC JUN 07 THE FILLMORE PHILADELPHIA – PHILADELPHIA, PA JUN 10 WEBSTER HALL – NEW YORK, NY JUN 11 WEBSTER HALL – NEW YORK, NY JUN 14 CAPITOL THEATRE – PORT CHESTER, NY JUN 15 HOUSE OF BLUES – BOSTON, MA JUN 19 FILLMORE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA JUN 20 FILLMORE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA JUN 25 THE FONDA THEATRE – LOS ANGELES, CA JUN 26 THE FONDA THEATRE – LOS ANGELES, CA JUN 28 THE OBSERVATORY – SANTA ANA, CA[H/T JamBase]
Read Full Story As the gun control debate reignited following the mass shooting at a nightclub in Florida, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public expert David Hemenway spoke to several news outlets about the state of firearms research. He said that a Congressional ban on using federal funds to “promote gun control” has had a chilling effect on the study of guns, leaving many questions unanswered.“I’d like to know who is using these guns inappropriately, and how they get them. We really don’t know that,” said Hemenway, who is a professor of health policy at Harvard Chan School and director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, in a June 23, 2016 interview with WBUR’s Morning Edition. He added, “We know so little about gun theft, about gun storage, about gun training, about concealed gun carrying.”One thing researchers have established, Hemenway said, is that fewer guns in the home lead to fewer deaths. He told WBUR that there is “incredibly good, solid research” around the fact that a gun in the home really increases the risk of suicide dramatically—maybe threefold—for everyone in the house.”This risk outweighs the potential self-defense benefit of owning a gun, Hemenway said. Guns are very rarely used for self-defense, he said in a June 17 interview on Boston Public Radio, adding that there doesn’t appear to be any evidence that guns are better for self-defense than using another weapon, calling the police, or running away.