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The three-year reunion run, which launched in Los Angeles on April 1, 2016 is now among the top five biggest-selling concert tours in music history with gross sales of more than $475 million.
Currently on an extended break, Guns N' Roses will resume the tour in Berlin, Germany on June 3. On June 29, the band will release multiple expanded reissues of their 1987 album debut, "Appetite For Destruction", featuring memorabilia and dozens of previously-unreleased songs. Watch the videohere.
The band surprised fans back in March with the release of the song "Can't Deny Me", which led to speculation that the group's forthcoming album would be coming soon.
Ament was asked for an update on the new record during a radio interview and responded, "I wish I had an answer for you. We have a bunch of stuff that's sort of partly written. Unfortunately, we have rehearsals coming up for Europe and the shows this summer, so it's in a little bit of a limbo state right now. We still need to record it; we haven't really recorded anything. But [there are] a lot of ideas.
He then added, "We've sort of been telling ourselves that we weren't gonna put a ton of pressure on the situation. We really wanna make something great, and we wanna have the freedom to live with some of these ideas for a while and then maybe record them in a different way. We're sort of exploring all sorts of different things right now. So I think it bodes well for whatever the next album is."
The track is called "Insolent Scum" and will likely be included on Sufosia's forthcoming sophomore album "Blazing Energy," tentatively due sometime in July 2018, according to the announcement.
The band said, "We are happy to have been recognized by a legend Nick Menza was. We're glad we had an opportunity to collaborate with him and to leave a mark. Even if it's only in a form of one original song! May he rest in peace!"
Guitarist / vocalist Davor Garasic added, "Although my relationship with Nick was short, we became very close very fast. He was a type of person that would do everything to make people around him feel good and comfortable. It was a special kind of positive energy. Everyone who ever met him knows what I'm talking about. Especially people who played with him, he will never be forgotten." Download the songhere.
Cain spoke with antiMusic's Morley Seaver about his new autobiography and during the interview was asked "You're busy with a summer tour heading into October but can you foresee new music coming from Journey in the near future?"
He responded, "I'm going to dabble, yeah. I've got some ideas and I know Neal does. We're going to get together and put our heads together and see if we can't come up with something, some cool new places to go with our music." Read the full interviewhere.
The band released their new self-titled album this spring featuring new frontman Jeff Gutt and DeLeo spoke with The Morning Call. When asked about his relationship with Weiland at the time of his passing, Robert responded, "Um, we didn't, really.
"The relationship was a bit different from when we started out together. But, you know, I always loved the guy. I always loved Scott, and what we created together is something that will always be in my existence - my soul, my body, you know? That will always be there, and I really have to thank him for [my] being here now. He was partly responsible for that, and I'll never forget that."
Billed as Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - after the group's second album - the project focuses on the group's seminal series of groundbreaking albums in the mid-1960s while marking the drummer's first live musical outing since Pink Floyd played at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London.
Mason was joined at Dingwalls by a lineup that includes Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp, Lee Harris of the Blockheads, bassist Guy Pratt and composer Dom Beken, a collaborator with late Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright.
The band's 18-song set opened with "Interstellar Overdrive" from Pink Floyd's 1967 debut, "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", and featured a pair of non-album singles from the era, including "Arnold Layne" and "See Emily Play."
In keeping with the live project's mandate, Mason delivered tunes that originally appeared on six of Pink Floyd's first seven albums during the event, with the most recent songs from 1972's "Obscured By Clouds."
"Thank you for coming along tonight, it was fun," posted Mason after the show. Watch videos from the showhere.
The tune was the only single released from the band's second album, "Ride The Lightning", which peaked at No. 48 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 6 million in the country.
The May 11 concert marked the final date of the band's European arena tour in support of their tenth album, "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct." Metallica are now on an extended summer break from their WorldWired tour before launching a North American arena run this fall. Watch the videohere.
The Aerosmith rocker joined Corden for a Truth Or Dare-like game called "Spill Your Guts Or Fill Your Guts", in which the two pose very personal questions to each other and the choice is simple: answer honestly or eat what's in front of you - which was a table of frightening food choices including a block of head cheese, cow intestines, Vienna sausage juice, and pig jelly, among others.
Among the questions Tyler faced in the challenge were: "How much have you spent on drugs in your lifetime?", "Rank all the other members of Aerosmith in order of talent", and whether or not he has ever hit on his daughter Liv Tyler's movie star friends.
The singer later returned for the show's regular couch interview portion alongside fellow guest and Deadpool 2 star Morena Baccarin, where he shared tales of visits to Disney World and the time he crashed a bar to join a cover band while they were in the middle of an Aerosmith classic. Watch his appearancehere.
The Alter Bridge singer bills the project as a concept record inspired by the loss of his father, Richard Bass, when he was a child; a Christian Scientist, Bass refused medical treatment and passed away from appendicitis when the future rocker was just four years of age.
Bass passed away in 1974, the year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar. To date, "Year Of The Tiger" has reached No. 63 on the US Billboard and top 10 spots in Scotland, New Zealand and Austria. Watch the documentaryhere.
The new effort will be the follow-up to their 2012 album "Days Go By" and will feature the group's 2015 single "Coming for You," which Noodles says shows fans the music direction of the upcoming record.
He said, "'Coming for You' is one of the songs that's gonna be on this record. I think that's a pretty good [indication] of where to start, what the record's gonna sound like. But...we always throw a curve ball here and there," he adds. "It's fun for us to do, we think it keeps the fans interested to see what we're gonna do next."
He also had this to say about the status of the new album, "We've got about 10 to 12 songs either done or almost there. We're looking to put something out hopefully this fall."
I was hanging with my buddy musician/filmmaker Davey Drew Hatter, one of the members of the Patsy Cline tribute band I was in back in the 90's. We had a great gal who would sing and tell stories. I've forgotten her name… We were Patsy & the ReCliners. Cute huh? We travelled all over the places no-one goes to. First gig was Billings Montana. You get the picture. Anyway - I was trying to talk Drew into making a video out of "Never 2 Late 4 Love". He didn't like the song much and said "I guess I got some time to waste." I said cheerily that it would be time well wasted. My songwriter bulb went off, so I quickly wrote down what I knew was a great title. (I had no idea until long after it was recorded that Brad Paisley had the same great idea a few years earlier.)
Later when I had time to compose, I wanted a real party song. At first I opened with big rock chords just like the Who's "Won't get fooled again" and then into the action. Fortunately when I played the song for my best friend writer/bartender Mark Brown he said "Lose the opening. It sounds like "Won't get fooled again"."
Drums are handled by the sensational Jeff Stridde, also in the ReCliners. Bass, Harmonies, and Extra Guitar by New Zealander Geoff Maddock. He came up with the Queen like bits.
The 2nd verse is fun for me because the guy is telling his wife he has to go fishing and golfing. It's part of getting the inner house in order. In the end we modulate and find ourselves in my studios' back yard singing to the stars… My life in a nutshell.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!