Applegate attended the 1989 MTV Movie Awards as Pitt's date, only to ditch him halfway through the night to hook up with a mystery man. And while promoting his autobiography 18 And Life On Skid Row, Bach claims he was the man that the Anchorman star ditched Pitt for. Former Skid Row man Bach tells Elliot In The Morning: "She was interviewed recently on Entertainment Tonight or something, and they asked, 'What was the dumbest thing you ever did?'
"And she goes, 'One night I ditched Brad Pitt for this other dude.' And that dude would be me. So there was a time on this earth when Sebastian Bach was, like, a hotter lay than Brad Pitt. Of course that's going in the book. I've gotta tell somebody that!"here.
A month-long US spring run begins in Biloxi, MS on April 21 and is scheduled to mid-May; the trek is followed by seven European dates in the middle of summer and a November UK tour.
Presale tickets for the US shows are available now, with general public seats on sale December 16 at 10 AM local time. A mix of headline and festival appearances in Europe for July and August are set, with tickets for some shows already on sale.
Cooper's first headline UK tour in 5 years will see him joined by special guests The Mission and The Tubes. See all of the dateshere.
Sorum took some heat for making comments about the Foo Fighters that were taken to be negative. But he says what he meant was: "I wish I could be in a band like Metallica or the Foo Fighters - a band that runs that smoothly. I didn't say they're not dangerous.
"People ask me what's different about rock'n'roll and I say, 'It's not as dangerous as it was.' I'm not saying that's a good thing. I was in the most dangerous rock'n'roll band in the world at the time. That's been an amazing journey, but I can't handle living my life like that any more."
Now that Guns N' Roses are touring with Slash and bassist Duff McKagan back in the band, Sorum reflects: "Those were the greatest times in rock'n'roll. What's going on now is great for them, but I was there when it was great too - probably the greatest.
"They're out there doing that, going on stage on time every night. Times have changed, haven't they?" Read morehere.
Asked for an update, Reznor says to Rolling Stone: "Those words did come out of my mouth, didn't they? Oh yeah - It's December, isn't it? Just wait and see what happens."
Regardless of its delivery date, he's not revealing anything about the nature of the new music. "That will be part of the reveal," he reports. "I don't want to spoil it. If I'm interested in a film I prefer not to watch the trailer. We live in overstimulated times." Read morehere.
The band features Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Rob Caggiano of Volbeat and former Anthrax and Every Time I Die ex-bassist Josh Newton. Their sole release was 2010's debut album, Ironiclast.
Hurley says they'd have to wait until everyone's schedules are cleared before they take their next record on tour. He told 100 Words Or Less: "I recorded five songs for an EP with The Damned Things. I don't think we'll be playing, Anthrax is still touring on their last record. Every Time I Die just put out their new record. Who else?
"I think Josh Newton has been playing lately. He tech'd for Joe for awhile, I'm not sure if he'll be back when we're back. So you know, that's all over the place." Read morehere.
It follows a similar incident in 2014 when another fan tried to snap a selfie with the vocalist, only for his brother - guitarist Jordan Buckley - to launch a well-aimed kick at the man's hand and send the phone flying.
Every Time I Die are among a string of rock acts to take action against fans using phones to take pictures of shoot video at gigs. Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Disturbed's David Draiman previously spoke out on the matter, while recently Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong issued a plea for there to be more "human interaction" between the band and their audience.
He said: "At our shows I see lot of people holding up cell phones. You can look at a screen at home, you can look at your computer or your phone anywhere.
"You can take your picture but let's have eye contact, let's have a human experience right now that you can't capture on a cell phone." Watch the incidenthere.
"Time For Bedlam" will be available as instant download as part of the digital album pre-order, as well as on all streaming platforms starting Thursday, December 15 at midnight worldwide with the physical pre-order of the album to start at the same time.
A limited edition EP for "Time For Bedlam" - with non-album songs and unreleased recordings - will be released on February 3. Deep Purple will support their 20th studio release with dates on The Long Goodbye tour, with speculation it may the group's farewell trek.
"If you take it literally you may, quite reasonably, think the 'Finite' part of the word describes the life of Deep Purple, with a clear beginning and a nebulous end; but what of the 'in' bit?," says singer Ian Gillan. "The word infinite is a three-dimensional, double-edged sword. It describes something that goes on forever in all directions; not unlike its temporal equivalent 'Eternal' What's that all about?
"Stephen Hawking declared (in A brief History Of Time) that, before the Big Bang there was nothing. That would put the kybosh on the idea of our universe being Infinite, as he provides a starting point, which is not acceptable to the concept. So, Hawking's universe is 'Finite' by definition; whether he agrees or not."
"Ironically, he is quite wrong (scientists always are eventually)," Gillan adds, "therefore the Universe is infinite, which means it will never end, and also means that it never started, and the corollary to that of course is that we don't exist.
"There is a metaphysical solution to all this, but it will have to wait until the tour is over because (thanks heavens) there are only 24 hours in a day (for the time being) or 10 hours in a metric day. More on that later…" Stream the new songhere.
Killswitch frontman Jesse Leach tells Metal Insider: "I'm super stoked on the tour. I've been a fan of them since I was a young teenager. It's kind of surreal.
"We've played shows with them here and there and buddied down with those guys and hung, but we're all really stoked for this tour. It's going to be awesome." See the dateshere.
Over the past 12 months, Pink Floyd Records has released the band's entire studio collection as stereo remastered versions on heavyweight 180g vinyl. All are mastered from the original analogue studio tapes with album artwork faithfully reproduced.
The Final Cut was originally released in 1983. The anti-war concept album explored the themes of fallen servicemen, the loss of loved ones and political betrayal. Read morehere.
Now you can own this piece of Springsteen history, as the car is up for sale (again). Springsteen first bought it for an granular fraction of what it has sold and will sell for.
Allegedly, this convertible was the venue in which Springsteen wrote iconic hits 'Thunder Road' and 'Backstreets'. Even if that's folklore, he authentically did own it which ostensibly is more than good enough for fans.
"In '70s New Jersey, the car was still a powerful image," Springsteen wrote in his book 'Songs', via Asbury Park Press. 'That summer I bought my first set of wheels for $2,000. It was a '57 Chevy with dual, four-barrel carbs, a Hurst on the floor and orange flames spread across the hood." Read morehere.
He took the opportunity during his brief acoustic set to cover Johnny Cash and play an unreleased original song, "Villains of Circumstance." After announcing the new song's title to loud cheers, Homme quipped, "It's not that f—ing new, obviously. He questioned whether people had been hanging around his home and listening to him write the song. "If this sucks just talk amongst yourselves," he added.
Homme built into the melody slowly, leaving spaces in between his strumming to add a slightly Spanish flare during the intro. "I know life moves on that what scares me so/ I'm not afraid of letting go," he sang towards the end of the first verse.
Even if the night was meant to celebrate Rosser, who was diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer, Homme didn't keep to an entirely serious mood (via CoS). He sarcastically joked around before performing "Villains of Circumstance" about how much he loved acoustic guitars. "Bass, look into it," he said to the room, which responded with a hearty laugh.
A fan in the audience captured the moment. Watch ithere.
That experience didn't go entirely as planned, though. Smith appeared to forget--or was unable to sing--the words in the second verse. She stopped the song, apologized and admitted how nervous she was and asked the orchestra to begin again. It's an experience she wrote about for The New Yorker.
In the piece, Smith described the painstaking preparation she went through in order to sing the song, and how everything changed when she got on stage. "The opening chords of the song were introduced, and I heard myself singing," she wrote in the essay. "The first verse was passable, a bit shaky, but I was certain I would settle. But instead I was struck with a plethora of emotions, avalanching with such intensity that I was unable to negotiate them.
"From the corner of my eye, I could see the huge boom stand of the television camera, and all the dignitaries upon the stage and the people beyond. Unaccustomed to such an overwhelming case of nerves, I was unable to continue. I hadn't forgotten the words that were now a part of me. I was simply unable to draw them out."
Smith continued, "This strange phenomenon did not diminish or pass but stayed cruelly with me. I was obliged to stop and ask pardon and then attempt again while in this state and sang with all my being, yet still stumbling. It was not lost on me that the narrative of the song begins with the words 'I stumbled alongside of twelve misty mountains," and ends with the line 'And I'll know my song well before I start singing." As I took my seat, I felt the humiliating sting of failure, but also the strange realization that I had somehow entered and truly lived the world of the lyrics." Read morehere.
Trujillo tells Banger TV: "We explored the art of simplicity. Instead of doubling the guitar note for note, we went for a more simplistic approach, finding a rhythm that could find its balance with the riff.
"There's certain moments where you're going to double up, but then there's certain pulses you can do to complement the rhythm guitar. We played around with that a lot."
He continues: "I always try to think about my role as a bass player as like a heavy bag - having you feel the instrument. That's why I've always loved Black Sabbath's music. You hear it and you feel it. It's got a certain presence and a personality in the music. I tried to establish some of that with this new record." Watch the full interviewhere.
Before that they'll launch a collection of live recordings made up of material from their most recent shows and possibly earlier appearances too. Harris tells Overdrive: "We're recording all the dates on this tour and we have a bunch of material from other shows in the past.
"I think the band is a little difference to when we started out, and the reason we want to do a live album is to show people that, in the cold light of day, we're as good as we like to think we are ourselves."
He argues that British Lion are "a better live band than we are on record" and adds: "We really feel that we do a good job each night." Read morehere.
The Australian progressive metallers will also be offering fans an exclusive live preview of brand new material from their forthcoming third album. The tour has been part-financed by Patreon's ongoing fan membership campaign. It's not the first time that Ne Obliviscaris have turned to their fans for financial assistance.
In 2014, they managed to raise more than $86,000 via crowd-funding to help finance their world tour. With an emphasis on German dates, it seems there is no room for a UK show this time around. See the dateshere.
They scheduled the shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their influential debut single, Devil's Grip - which is said to have "helped shape the worldwide psychedelic movement."
Frontman Brown says: "The last time I toured the US with The Crazy World was early 1969. It was our third tour there. At the time, the band had been headlining massive festivals, alongside Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Jefferson Airplane, and other top attractions of the time. Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper were still only mildly famous, somewhere down the bill." See the dateshere.
A statement for the album describes Danko Jones as taking "the decaying corpse of rock 'n' roll, jolting it back to life, and making you believe it can once again conquer the world."
It adds: "And like any endangered species, this wild cat has only become more tenacious and ferocious the longer he endures.With Wild Cat, Danko Jones presents his prescription for a better world: make war, then love."
View the Wild Cat artwork and listen to a snippet of the opening track I Gotta Rock in the album teaserhere.
The evening event will include performances from the Prog Award-nominated Circuline, as well as France's Telescope Road and Birmingham trio Oktopus. IO Earth are confirmed as the headliners and it'll be new vocalist Rosanna Lefevre's UK debut with the band.
The British proggers have even hinted that they might preview some new material from their fourth studio album, due out at the end of 2017. IO Earth co-founder Dave Cureton says: "We are so proud to be able to put on this event and we are sure the IO Earth family are going to love it." Read morehere.
Frontman Mikael Akerfeldt recently reported that the crowd's reaction to their new album Sorceress has been overwhelmingly positive on tour. He'd previously admitted that Opeth deal with a lot of criticism for moving away from the extreme, heavy-metal sound of their earlier years.
Last month he said: "If we would have never changed, and kept all the ingredients from the first album intact and were still doing that 20-odd years later, I'm not sure if people would be any happier.
"That's not even an issue, because that's not going to happen. Because the essence of Opeth isn't death-metal vocals. The essence of Opeth is change."
But Akerfeldt said last week that "The new songs go down really well." Read more and watch the videohere.
Hexvessel say: "Our idea was to try to capture a sense of the transcendental nature of one of our live shows, when you set our music to the backdrop of the forest at an event that has great meaning for us spiritually.
"Menuo Juodaragis is one of those such magic events - a pagan festival held deep in the wilds of Lithuania on a beautifully lush island surrounded by forests, it is an event which celebrates our culture and heritage and it is utterly unique in Europe." Watch the video and read morehere.