Our Lady Peace Catches Up With 'Gravity'
Canadian alternative rock outfit Our Lady Peace will release its fifth studio album, "Gravity," June 11 via Columbia, according to a post on the band's...Canadian alternative rock outfit Our Lady Peace will release its fifth studio album, "Gravity," June 11 via Columbia, according to a post on the band's official Web site. Produced by Bob Rock (Metallica) at his Hawaiian studio, the set is the follow-up to 2001's "Spiritual Machines" and has already earned a North American radio presence with the single "Somewhere Out There."
The album also marks the first recording by the band since the "amicable" December 2001 departure of guitarist Mike Turner. In February, Our Lady Peace launched a search for a new guitarist, calling for hopefuls to send in a short videotape displaying their talents to the group before March 31.
With five nominations, the band leads the pack for this year's Juno Awards, to be held April 14 at Mile One Stadium in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Our Lady Peace is up for best single ("Life"), best album ("Spiritual Machines"), best group, best video ("In Repair"), and best album design.
In related news, the band contributes "Whatever," the theme song used by professional wrestler Chris Benoit, to the Columbia compilation "WWF Forced Entry," released yesterday (March 26) in North America.