Recent discussion on Facebook have unearthed proof that Michael Knott is working on new albums. And also finishing out some old ones. A new Michael Knott Fan page is up on Facebook for discussions, but it sports a picture of Mr. Knott working on Pennies For Stormie Laine. A few other releases have been mentioned to, so we may see a flurry of new music over the next year or two.
The video below features Bradford J. Salamon working on a painting called “Harley Knucklehead.” The video is a film By Eric Minh Swenson and is set to “Cruz’n’ Ride” by Michael Knott. Fans of Idle Lovell will remember Bradford as the drummer and artist for the Surge et Illuminare album. Bradford had this to say on Facebook:
“just posted on YouTube my film with Michael Knott song Cruz ‘n’ Ride showing my new paintings. Mike is very old friend and I got his permission and payed him as well. I played drums in his first real band called “The One” when we were 14 years old. We surfed, got in fights, lived in Hollywood, traded girlfriends and had a blast!”
The classic 1992 solo debut from Michael Knott has been remastered by J. Powell (Cliffy) and re-issued as a digital download on BandCamp. You can also purchase the hard to find All Indie EP from this page.
Intense Millennium Records is a new label that purchased the entire catalog of the Frontline Music Group – which includes many older Michael Knott releases. They plan on re-issuing about 2 albums per month with updated graphics and bonus tracks. There is nothing firm on anything Knott-related, but some online ads have Michael Knott listed among the bands to be re-issued. So go to their Facebook page and request Michael Knott.
Some rare Michael Knott related tunes are now available in FLAC format (which can be converted to mp3 or regular CD format) for a limited time. All titles are just $10. Email Steve Ruff for more details at email@example.com. This is for titles that are currently out of stock at the official site. I’ve checked with Steve and the money for these albums does goes to Michael himself.
There aren’t very many official updates to report yet, but a few unofficial tidbits. A member of the Knott FaceBook page (you should join it if you haven’t) asked Mike about the L.S.U. album and reported that he said it was being mixed. Also, inside sources report that the songs for the new Lifesavors album are picked and may start recording soon.
As reported in Down the Line magazine, Michael Knott is up to a lot of stuff now, and this site will updated with all of this news as soon as I can. Some highlights: Brian Doidge is going to be on the upcoming L.S.U. album, Losing Angel is not happening anymore, Even Star is coming soon, and the Lifesavors new album looks like it is gaining steam. Wow. Much more to be heard – read the magazine for details!
See this link: http://www.michaelknott.com
Down the Line is a music-focused magazine that seeks to be different from the status quo in entertainment journalism. In 2008, Matt and Steve noticed that their favorite artists (past and present) weren’t getting the attention and promotion that they deserved. They decided to do something about it… but they decided to do it with no budget and no desire to make money themselves. They just wanted to promote some great music that isn’t covered by the mainstream media. Therefore, “Down The Line” was born: a magazine that promotes and caters to the artist and their art. Because they are not bound by a budget, there is no pressure to promote the latest band and record label. This is an independent magazine, with the independent artists in mind. The best part is, each issue is completely free! Please come and check us out at http://www.downthelinezine.com We launch on October 8th with interviews of Michael Knott, Josh Lory from LSU, Allan Aguirre from Scaterd Few, Writ On Water and plenty of album and concert reviews, musings, ramblings and fun. Stop by our site to read the production blog and please leave comments about what you want to see in the future.
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I was just doing a routine check on Michael’s MySpace page, and noticed that the All Indie EP is sold out. Bummer for eveyone that missed it. But the next sentence caught my eye: “A new limited edition signed and numbered record will be released soon!” Not sure if that will be the rumored Losing Angel CD, or something else. But it should be interesteing to see what Mr. Knott is cooking up for us next….
See this link: http://www.myspace.com/michaelgerardknott
Word has come in that a new Michael Knott album is finished and will be out in a few months. The word is that Losing Angel is now called Even Star. The 2003 Tour Journal made the Losing Angel album sound awesome, so this should be a great release. This news comes from a reliable source, but we all know that things can change due to, well, just about anything. Stay tuned for more specifics as they become official.