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They have published a report that states, "Sources close to the legendary guitarist tell TMZ he was admitted to the hospital last week with intestinal issues and abdominal pain.
"We're told both were the result of a bad reaction to the drugs Eddie is taking to battle throat cancer. He was released Sunday and we're told he's doing fine now."
The band's reunion has been subject of rumors lately and it heated up even more when Rolling Stone claimed that unnamed sources "confirmed" that the Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison are planning to team up for a major tour.
There was renewed interest in the band following the release of their Netflix biopic and the Machine Gun Kelly (real name Colson Baker), who played Tommy Lee in the film, shared his excitement about the reunion.
He said, "Since playing Tommy Lee in The Dirt, so many of my fans have said how they wish they could've seen the real Motley Crue play live. I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality. But the fans spoke and Motley Crue listened!"
The tour with Leppard and Poison has not yet been officially confirmed. Watch the band blow up their Cessation of Touring agreement
The metal legend will be on hand to perform his duet with Post Malone "Take What You Want" along with Travis Scott and Andrew Watt during the broadcast on November 24th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The track appears on Malone's chart topping album "Hollywood's Bleeding" and introduced Ozzy to producer Watt who teamed up with the former Black Sabbath frontman for his forthcoming album "Ordinary Man," which is set to be released early next year.
Ozzy shared the first track from the effort, "Under The Graveyard" earlier this month. The album features Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, and Watt on the guitar. Listen to the song here.
The drummer is busy promoting the new Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders album "Get The Money" and sat down with Loudwire to discuss the effort and other topics.
He had this to say about the new Foo's album, "We're in such the fetal stages at this point, it's hard to say what the direction of that thing would be, but we're definitely chugging along and Dave [Grohl]'s certainly got a lot of f***ing ideas, that's all I can say," reveals the drummer about the new album.
He went on to say the following about Grohl, "The guy is a f***ing creative god. He really is. He never stops, and he's just got such conviction and faith in whatever he is working on.
"There's never any second guessing with Dave, and I really respect that about him. I've learned so much from that f***er, and I just continue to."
Thayil was asked about the possibility during a SiriusXM interview and responded, "Reasonably, you've got a big part missing. So, I think in terms of the Soundgarden catalog, that's still gonna be active as best as it can be. In terms of unreleased recordings, live material, I'm still gonna attend to that; that's my gig. I love that. Let's make records.
"I do not see, given the commitments that other bandmembers have, given our sentiments and love for Chris, I do not see us reconfiguring a tour or anything, as other bands have done in the past, without him.
"This is really complicated, but I've known Chris since I was a kid, basically, we grew up together, our early 20s. You want to honor the work and legacy you did. Is it best to regard it with dignity and let it rest? Do you want to honor it by celebrating the music and work that he's done?
"This has been difficult for a lot of people in the family and the band, and I think our conclusion was that. I understand people are complicated, and experience and life is a bag of tricks, but I don't know. I think we reached a conclusion that we thought was correct.
But then again, 20, 30 years ago, we didn't think the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was anything, but certainly, looking back, it's an important part of our legacy, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is, to acknowledge that, and now it's important." Check out the full interview here.
The band will be releasing their new studio album, "Hollywood Park", on May 8th and will kick off the official tour on May 27th in Phoenix, AZ at the Van Buren.
They will also follow the trek with a special performance with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall on August 1st and will precede the tour with four-night-stands at Los Angeles, CA's El Rey Theatre (March 31, April 1, 2, 4) and New York City's Bowery Ballroom (April 7-10). They See the dates here.
The Tunestiles Podcast caught up with Keifer to discuss his new album "Rise" and during the interview he was asked about how the video and single dealt with his vocal cord paralysis struggles. (listen to full interview here).
He responded, "It addresses several things. It definitely addresses the voice thing, because I was told I was never going to sing again. Also, there were some legal lawsuits and legal challenges that are kind of flashed up on that TV, the reference to 'band falls apart at the seams' is kind of the wheels falling off of my former band. And at the very end, it alludes to some health issues that I've had, where I ended up having some shows canceled and heat exhaustion, some things that have not been real pretty.
"We put those in the video as by way of example, because all those struggles that I've had in my life have been pretty well publicized, so the fans are familiar with them. And for them, the hope is that by way of example, if they see you overcoming your challenges, that that's an inspiration.
"What I really hope that people do when they watch that video is, they look at that TV that's in the intro and they imagine their own struggles and imagine smashing them and overcoming them. Because taking the guitar to that TV was a was a really great feeling. It's very, very cathartic. And, I think that the power of visualization is a really strong thing, whatever it is that you're battling.
"And like I said, those things that we put up are some of the things I've gone through in my life, and were just by way of example. I think everyone has their story, and adversity and challenges they go through, and 'The Death of Me' was written Be an anthem about overcoming them."
Morton will be kicking off the unplugged tour on January 8th in Bristol and will visit Manchester, Glasgow, and Birmingham before wrapping things up in London on January 12th.
He had this to say, "I'm thrilled to announce this very special acoustic tour of U.K.! We had such an amazing time with the acoustic set at Download and I'm really looking forward to expanding on that experience with these upcoming shows.
"Joining me once again will be Mark Morales on vocals and guitarist extraordinaire, Joe Harvatt. We'll be performing acoustic versions of many of the songs from 'Anesthestic' and a few covers of some of our favorite tunes. We'll also be debuting some new original material as well!
"I couldn't be more excited for this opportunity to play these intimate shows with my friends all over the U.K. Look forward to seeing you all!" See the dates here.
Chase had this to say about the new visual, . "This was the first music video we shot for the EP. It was also the first time we really tried to showcase what we look like at a live show. For us we felt like everything was riding on this video.
"Brian knew a little bit about what we were doing with our show but not a lot. So with this being the first official thing we sent him it had to be awesome. It wasn't until after he seen this video that he said OK I think we've got something here.
"We actually shut the entire video three separate times over the course of about a year until we got the video to where we wanted it and in the end it was worth it!" Watch the video here.
Subsume was written after a visit home to my extended family in Nova Scotia. I have a lot of very, shall we say, traditional relatives. Over the years I've fielded a lot of questions about when I'm going to find a boyfriend, get married, and sort of start settling down. At the time of this particular visit, I was really busy at my day job- I was basically helping launch a new company. On top of that, I was working on my first EP, Electrowoman and also freelancing as a model as well. Unfortunately, a lot of my relatives really didn't seem to care about that when I was out to see them. They were much more interested in when I was going to get a boyfriend. I'd been hit career and creative milestones for years and I felt like nobody in my family really cared. At some point, I would get married, and being "wife and mother" would be the most important thing about me.
So, the song is in many ways a response to that dynamic, and it speaks to a very real fear of mine in choosing my relationships and partners. My work and my art are hugely important to me, and I don't think I could ever give those up and be truly happy. Of the three songs on Electrowoman, Subsume came together the fastest by far, and I think that's partially because it is a pretty raw song. The repeating piano line came to me while I was practicing shortly after I got home, and the song flowed from there in a few days.
A lot of the imagery in the lyrics of Subsume, particularly the painting idea motif, is actually borrowed from different family stories. That's probably about as much as I can say without getting completely blackballed from the next family reunion! But Subsume is a very special song to me because of that connection.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EP right here!
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