Shows have been listed in Osaka, Tokyo, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth between January 21 and February 21. General sales commence on October 1 in Japan and August 26 in Australia, with fan club presales sooner.
The appearances mark the first time frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan will have played in each nation since 1993's Use Your Illusion visits.
Guns N' Roses are currently on the road across North America, with South American dates starting in October. The Not In This Lifetime title is a light-hearted homage to a quote credited to Rose, when he was asked several years ago if a reunion with Slash would ever take place. See the dateshere.
Constanten, who is now recovering from surgery, posted the following message on his Facebook page, "Fell down and broke my neck last Wednesday. Just like they warned me about as a kid.
"I'd driven up to the Post Office at the top of the hill to mail off a bill, and, knowing there was heavy rain in the forecast, figured it would be better to mail it off inside. I parked the car, and on the way in a bit of uneven pavement tripped me up. I fell, face first, onto the concrete.
"I am so very grateful for the woman who spotted me right away and called 911; for the ambulance crew, who got there so fast; for their professionalism and teamwork; for the uniformly excellent care at Novant Presbyterian Hospital; for the skill of Dr. Healy, the neurosurgeon who performed the procedure that pulled me out of the darkness and into the light, for Dr. Guignard, for the anęsthesiologist, Dr....well, I'm spacing on his name, maybe because he did such a good job. For the surgeon who stitched up my forehead." Read the rest of his posthere.
As he watched Lynch Mob's set from the crowd, he suffered a heart attack and could not be resuscitated. Lynch Mob cut their performance short after learning Windisch was in trouble.
Lynch Mob bassist Sean McNabb says: "On behalf of Lynch Mob - George, Oni Logan, Jimmy D'Anda and myself - our prayers go out to Jeff Windisch's family, friends and band Emperors And Elephants.
"Jeff died of cardiac arrest during our set. They opened the show for us and kicked ass. As soon as we were alerted to the situation, we stopped playing, as the crowd and band stood in disbelief as they tried to save him.
"We felt it was best to stop the show at that point. Please keep his family in your prayers." Read morehere.
"We're back in contact again," he begins. "I've been in communication with D'arcy for the first time in 16 or 17 years, it's awesome to have my friend back. So we're all in communication, which as I said not too long ago, my primary interest in the old band was us having good relationships again. We were a family for a very long time, and it just makes life easier to communicate."
Does this signal a reunion of the original lineup? Not yet, according to Cogran. 'We're not at that point," he said "and I think that's a good thing. We're not rushing to something, we have to of course repair some things between us, and see what's out there for us, if those opportunities are even there. We're not interested, nor have we ever been interested, in just going out to play because there's a big stack of money there. Of course the business is part of what goes on, but the band was never about that, and if the band should ever be again in that form, in some iteration, obviously because there's other people involved, it would be about the music."
'There's excitement there that surrounds the idea that maybe there's the possibility that we will get back together, but until you hear it coming from my mouth that the band is getting back together and we will play dates, my primary concern is the family relationships of the band that are ultimately so much more important," he concludes. See Corgan's full posthere.
Each segment features exclusive interviews with James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich along with rare archival footage, reminiscences from their peers, new animation by Anthony Schepperd and a companion playlist.
Chapter one is devoted to Hetfield and Ulrich's first encounter. In it, Hetfield recalls: "When I met Lars, he was pretty much a stinky European kid," while Ulrich says of Hetfield: "He was really awkward." Chapter two brings Hammett into the band and covers the making of their debut album, 1983's "Kill 'Em All." Chapter three is devoted to late bassist Cliff Burton, and chapter four follows the group's early ascent. Check out a previewhere.
It follows an incident in Toronto last month in which Taylor singled out a man in the audience, saying: "You don't show me sh*t, you little pussy," before security removed the man from the venue.
In the latest incident, video footage shows Taylor pointing at a man in the crowd and saying: "Get that guy. Get him out. That f***er with the glasses, get him the f*** out." The video can be viewedhere.
Frontman Ihsahn, guitarist Amoth and drummer Trym have confirmed just one appearance so far, at the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault Festival in August. It will be three years since the band, then featuring drummer Faust, last performed.
Emperor say in a statement: "We will return in 2017 for a few exclusive appearances, performing the Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk album. The first confirmed show is at the Brutal Assault Festival. Emperial regards, Ihsahn, Samoth, Trym."
Although they've reformed several times since first splitting in 2001, it seems unlikely that they'll record a follow-up to that year's Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise. Read morehere.
But he wasn't injured - and later said: "I broke the fourlink bar so it buckled when I turned. Big crash. Alive is good." Ahead of the incident the band released a race preview video, in which Bathory predicted how he'd drive: "Big jump, wall is coming, oh sh*t, oh sh*t, brake!"
Knucklehead was conceived when the guitarist met Monster Jam Free Style world champion Jimmy Creten in 2013, and first rolled into action the following year. Watch the videohere.
The band were playing at Club Blondie in Santiago when the incident took place. Former Sex Pistols vocalist Lydon posed for a picture soon afterwards, with a plaster on his forehead and a bloodstained towel, with a cigarette in his mouth and a trademark glare.
The image was posted on PiL's Facebook page with the message: "Glass attack last night at Santiago. No reflection on the rest of the crowd. Great gig. It lives. Anyone got any more pictures?"
While details of the incident haven't been revealed, an eyewitness suggested a bottle had been thrown by someone in the crowd near the front, and that aside from that moment, "the overall atmosphere was amazing." Read morehere.
When asked what he'd say to Dimebag if the guitarist could hear him, Anselmo says: "I would say, Bubba, I miss you so much, I love you so much. You feel like jamming?"
He adds: "If he could hear me, I'd have a lot more to say than just that. I'd have a lot to say, and a lot of it would be about jamming and about love." Read morehere.
According to a release, fans will be treated to "Gene, Paul, Eric and Tommy in an Unmasked Electric Sail Away show on the ship's massive pool deck, plus a two-night reimagining of their 1982 Creatures Tour in the expansive yet intimate Stardust Theater."
Additional acts featured on the cruise include Whitford/St. Holmes--guitarists Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) and Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Skid Row, King's X, The Dead Daisies, Enuff Z'Nuff, Magnetico, Cleveland's Breakfast Club, hair metal tribute band Teaze, Gene Simmons' daughter Sophie Simmons, and The Dives, featuring Paul Stanley's son Evan Stanley. Read morehere.
Due September 9, the package features exclusive music from John Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas and Japanese prog-fusionist Stomu Yamashta without a contribution from Bowie himself, who stepped aside from participating at the time due to contractual issues.
The 2CD set comes with a 48-page hardback book with rare photos and a new essay about the film from Paolo Hewitt. The book also contains notes from the movie's editor, Graeme Clifford, who reveals that he used Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" as a temporary soundtrack whilst working on the film.
A deluxe 2CD/2LP box will be issued on November 18 that adds a reproduction of the original UK poster for the film, which was based on Walter Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth seeking a way to ship water to his planet, which is suffering from a severe drought. Read morehere.
The 61-city tour is scheduled to kick off on November 17th in Youngstown, OH at the Covelli Center and Council Bluffs, IA at the Mid America Center. The trek is set to conclude with special New Year's Eve performances in Seattle and Cleveland.
TSO's Paul O'Neill had this to say, "This show was an experiment, to take something that was conceived for TV and try to express that story live on stage. Integrating segments of the TV show, with a live narrator, and full rock band was something TSO has never done.
"It brought back so many memories to see Ossie Davis and everyone else who helped make that TV special into the annual tradition that it has become.
"The overwhelming response from the fans during the 2015 Winter Tour drove the band's decision to take it back out on the road this year. As always we have new artists, new special effects and lots of surprises in store. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the road."See the dates here.
The new album is set to be released on September 30th and fans that preorder it on iTunes will receive an instant download of the new track "Talent." The song can be streamed here.
The veteran band will be hitting the road to support the new effort with a UK and European tour that will be kicking off on November 15th in Vienna at Stadthalle and concluding on December 8th in Birmingham at O2 Academy.See the tour dates here.
Founder/guitarist Adam Albright had this to say about the clip: "For this track, I thought it would be cool to make a video very different from "Ride the Night". I'm really into horror and serial killer stuff, and it shows in this video. It was trippy to be covered in blood rolling around with that girl, kind of like an all-night lap dance to be honest, and it was worth it in the end. I think the imagery will hold people's attention. Oh, and we used a real pig head which was pretty f***ing gross! A guy walked out of the room next to ours while she had the leash around the pigman... he looked a little shocked... but it is Hollywood."
Director Matt Zane adds, "At a certain point in the evening, I didn't know if we were shooting a music video or snuff porn. I suppose that's a good indication of powerful visual art. When the images are so intense the intention and outcome becomes blurred. One must have the courage to continue. Everyone needed to be brave when getting so close to the edge while creating this." Watch the video
They had this to say about the effort, "The Universe Inside is about story, identity and feeling the past, present and future collide in a moment of reckoning. It recalls the spirituals of old before taking the listener back to nature, off on the next mission; a mission that is rooted in the rawness of the Earth.
"With lyrics that are both personal and metaphorical for a larger group of people, from the title track: 'We are one, made from dust of the stars / down here we bear the weight of the pain and the scars / just want to live with nothing to hide / every one of us a universe inside.'"
In his evidence, Page admits that he owned two Spirit albums, their 1969 efforts The Family That Plays Together and Clear. He says: "The two albums that I sort of recollect having had and what I do have are Family Plays Together and Clear Spirit, which I believe is the third album. Second album, third album."
But the transcript shows that Page claimed not to have owned Spirit's self-titled debut album at the time, although he has got it in his collection now. The 1968 debut contains the track Taurus. He says: "Didn't get around to getting the first album."
Asked when he did get the first Spirit album, Page says: "It was after the internet comparisons came up, which is a few years ago. My son-in-law brought it to my attention that there was a comparison of Stairway To Heaven and a Spirit song, and I said that I'd like to hear it. "Within a week of that, I went to the location where all my records are and I thought, 'I'm going to have a look and see what Spirit records I've got.'" Read more including the full transcript of Page's testimonyhere.
He tells Roppongi Rocks: "For years, I've sat on airplanes flying across the planet, contemplating why we drag piles of gear and people around the world to play concerts. In many ways, it seems so antiquated.
"But, so far, no technology can replace the live human experience of music and people together in a room all rocking out, digging the same music and having fun together. So, we make records for people to enjoy in their cars, living rooms, gyms, on whatever device or means they hear it, so we can take the show on the road to have our little metal summits in each town, bringing us to together as a tribe.
"I think that is what it is really all about. Humans have a 'tribe mentality' as a species, and that's how music connects us - we find like-minded people who rally around a genre, and that becomes our common bond. It's a beautiful thing to see." Read morehere.
He tells Lithium Magazine: "I have four instrumental demos on my phone right for a new EP or album. We don't know yet. And Adam just told me yesterday he's got two more.
"Adam's on a writing binge right now. He's sort of the grandmaster of all that, so he gives me stuff and I work on it, I write lyrics. Then he comes in and helps me with the lyrics and vocals.
"So it's a very collaborative process after he's written all the music. So, as far as I can tell, it's coming along." Read morehere.
"He definitely has a certain vibe and a certain magic about him," DuVall told Seattle's KISW 99.9 before the group opened the Not In This Lifetime Tour stop at the city's CenturyLink Field on August 12. "And it's cool, 'cause for the first bunch of shows we did with them on the stadium run, everyone was asking me in every town I'd talk to the radio station, 'Have you met Axl? Have you met Axl? We haven't.' And I was, like, 'No, I haven't, actually, I'd like to.'
He concluded, "And then finally, last show in Chicago, he had a little gathering and had some people over. I went. He was totally chill, and it was really great."
Alice In Chains opened Guns N' Roses reunion tour arena launch dates in Las Vegas in April and then played the first five stadium shows of the summer run when it kicked off in Detroit, MI on June 23. Read more and listen to the full interviewhere.
The band last month confirmed that bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Louis Molino III would be part of the lineup for their world tour. They spent last week rehearsing a mix of classic Yes tracks and new material - and the keyboardist has professed himself "so enthused" with the results.
Wakeman says in a blog post: "Trevor, Jon and myself have been spending the last few months preparing ideas for the concerts. I arrived in Los Angeles on August 7, and for the next seven days ARW rehearsed solidly, with ideas constantly changing, and for the better.
"One thing that became abundantly clear was that Lee and Lou are much more than 'sidemen.' Their contributions to all that went on were immense. ARW is truly a five-piece band of tremendous potential." Read morehere.
The vocalist had been taking painkillers for 10 years to numb the effects of Marfans, but he opted to go cold turkey and give up the pills before the band hit the studio.
Carlile tells Metal Hammer: "For the past 10 years, I'd been on some kind of pain medication for Marfans. I was a walking pharmacy. It's a normal thing, and once you get to that point, you don't take the stuff to feel good or to get high. You take it because your body burns and it hurts, and you take it just to level out.
"But in the studio, I stopped everything, from my depression medicine, to all my opioid painkillers, to even my blood pressure medicine, because it makes me feel lethargic. I stopped taking it all."
Stopping the medication so suddenly played havoc with the singer's body. Read morehere.
In an official trailer video for the album, Mendez says: "This has been personally the most interesting recording with Opeth ever - the most fun, most quick for my part. I recorded bass together with the drums in three days. It's been great.
He adds: "Usually the process is kind of similar as on the last few records. Mikael recorded the demos at home, then we get the demos, and we next get together for about two weeks and rehearse on the demos. That's pretty much the process - then we record everything." Read more and watch the videohere.
Though the guitarist reveals that there are some progressive moments on the follow-up to 2013's The Paradigm Shift - he hints that he and Brian 'Head' Welch ventured a little too far outside of their "comfort zone" on some material that ended up not making it on to the album.
Schaffer tells Full Metal Jackie: "We worked for a long time on it. Head and I started writing the album in a little small room, about 10 feet by 10 feet, in Hollywood.
"We wrote around three demo songs on eight-string guitars. This was before the producer got involved. There are even moments on the record that feel a little progressive for us. Those didn't quite make the cut. They didn't really sound like Korn songs, but we did use a lot of parts and pieces and ideas. But it just didn't fit.
"It just doesn't sound like Korn, and it was kind of, like, 'Okay, well, it was a good try.' We tried to get outside of our comfort zone a little bit there, and maybe it was too much." Read morehere.
Also on August 20, the Isle of Man Post Office will launch a set of six stamps featuring images of some of the work from the Islands And Bridges exhibition. A gallery showing the stamps can be viewed below.
And on the same day, Dean will republish his three books Views, Magnetic Storm and Dragon's Dream - all of which will be available at the museum. Dean says: "The Isle of Man Post office, Manx National Heritage and The Manx Museum kindly invited me to produce a set of stamps to go with my exhibition on the Isle of Man that opens on August 20." Read morehere.
Scallon is known for releasing videos of metal tracks performed on unusual instruments or in unusual ways, including Rage Against The Machine's Take The Power Back on a shovel, Metallica's Enter Sandman backwards, and an entire song on just one fret.
He explained his musical background last year, saying: "I started playing when I was nine or 10. I got a drum set for Christmas then I moved on to bass, then guitar, and just got really, really into it. As I went along, the noises I was making with these instruments got more and more tolerable.
"I never really had an interest in getting a guitar teacher or going to a music school. I didn't see the benefit in getting a really, really expensive music degree - I didn't see how that would have helped me." Watch the videohere.
The most profound advice I ever heard from another musician on the art of songwriting was Michael Jackson describing how you have to 'get out of the way of the song'- certainly one of his more salient moments, and his less questionable philosophies.
At the time I heard this I barely knew what it meant; and to abandon your ego and become a conduit for the infinity of a musical cosmos can be a tall order!
It's not an over-exaggeration, though, to say that this is one of the few songs I've worked on where we didn't feel like there was anything to work on. We we're practically handed the song, and seeing as no-one else is taking for the credit for it, we're ca$$$hing in.
Daisy and I listen to a lot of swing music. It was an independent love for us both, and something we really bonded over. After a big, bad big-band binge I ended up humming the riff into my phone, it just popped into my head and never needed any help. When I came back from work Daisy had slapped the cleverest, funniest and catchiest vocals on top. Again, it was just "yep, that's how that f***in' goes".
We took it to James, our drummer, who just slipped the cheeky Jungle Book / Tommy Dorsey-esque beats that you hear without much thought, and everyone was all smiles at every point.
When we formed this band, we had an ideal sound in our heads of blending swing music with gnarly, doomy rock, but we didn't know how well we could do it, or if it would ultimately sound like gimmickry; so we were overjoyed for more than the song itself. It was a very personally affirming time for us as songwriters, and as a new band in general.
The only thing we deliberated over was one lyric : 'My brain's dispersing' became 'my brain's disgusting' We were only mulling it over for a while because we loved them both so much. So the only struggle was which was more fun, and that's a predicament I hope we keep finding ourselves in going forward.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the groupright here!