ALICE COOPER, MARILYN MANSON To Join Forces For 'Masters Of Madness' Tour
ALICE COOPER and MARILYN MANSON will join forces for a new tour, which will apparently be dubbed "Masters Of Madness/Shock Therapy Tour". So far the following two dates have have been leaked:
June 04 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
June 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Alice's latest album, last year's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart. Cooper's previous CD, 2008's "Along Came A Spider", opened with just under 10,000 copies to land at No. 53.
Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original multi-platinum "Welcome To My Nightmare" album in 1975, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare" picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.
MARILYN MANSON's new album, "Born Villain", which sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on May 1, 2012 viaCooking Vinyl and Manson's own label Hell, Etc.
DISTURBED Frontman's DEVICE: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Vilify' Video Shoot
Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Vilify", the first video from DEVICE, the industrial-style project featuring DISTURBED frontmanDavid Draiman and former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, can be seen below.
DEVICE's self-titled debut album is due out April 9 and features guest appearances from AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows, SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEguitarist Tom Morello, HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale, BLACK SABBATHbassist Geezer Butler and ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes.
The "Vilify" single and video were officially released on February 19.Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio where the track is coming from musically and lyrically: "It is a very fierce introductory track for this record. It has a very strong fusion of that electronic element in there. Still very heavy, still very rhythmic. Very anthemic, very intensely melodic. It's a song that lyrically is talking about everyone out there who likes to make me out to be such a bad guy, this monster of epic proportions, which I'm really not."
The "Vilify" clip was directed by P.R. Brown, who has previously collaborated with such artists as MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, John Mayer,Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Prince, AUDIOSLAVE, MÖTLEY CRÜEand SIXX: A.M.
Draiman launched DEVICE last year after DISTURBED announced in the fall of 2011 that it was going on an extended hiatus.
Lenardo will not be part of the DEVICE live band due to previous commitments, but the touring lineup includes EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt and DOPE guitarist Virus.
The group will make its debut at several big U.S. rock festivals this April and May, including Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock On The Range.
"Device" track listing:
01. You Think You Know
04. Close My Eyes Forever (Ozzy Osbourne & Lita Ford cover) (feat. Lzzy Hale)
05. Out Of Line (feat. Serj Tankian, Geezer Butler)
07. Opinion (feat. Tom Morello)
08. War Of Lies
09. Haze (feat. M. Shadows)
10. Through It All (feat. Glenn Hughes)
Making of "Vilify" video:
Scott Weiland: Nobody in Stone Temple Pilots Can Be Fired
Scott Weiland insists that he’s still the lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, despite the fact that the band released a one-sentence statement last week saying that they have “officially terminated” him as their frontman.
"There are some issues that have to be worked out with STP," Weiland tells SPIN. "But they’re the same issues that have been going on since the end of the last tour. Nobody in the band can be fired. No one’s ever fired anybody, and no one's ever quit the band."
The singer adds that the announcement of his dismissal has affected him deeply. "[STP] really have been together a long time, and I'm proud of that," he explains. "I really do like those guys, and it hurts my feelings when we aren’t getting along, because I view them as family."
Weiland is currently out on a North American tour performing STP’s first two albums, 1992’s Core and 1994’s Purple, with his new solo band, The Wildabouts.
While STP's future is uncertain, Weiland has said that he plans to release a solo album with The Wildabouts sometime in the near future.
Members of Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Guns N’ Roses Try Out for The Postal Service in FunnyOrDie.com Clip
Ever wonder how electronic artist Jimmy Tamborello partnered up with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard to become The Postal Service? The band is offering up their humorous take on the subject in a new video on FunnyOrDie.com.
In the nine-minute clip, Tamborello and a Sub Pop Records executive hold tryouts for The Postal Service in 2002. A variety of rock stars get their shot to be in the band, including Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel, Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge, formerGuns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Helmet guitarist Page Hamilton, and a shirtlessMoby, who trashes the audition room while screaming obscenities. When Gibbard takes the stage and begins singing lyrics to The Postal Service’s track, "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight," he gets the job and a new band is born.
In other Postal Service news, the band has announced another handful of tour dates to celebrate the April 9 release of a special edition of their debut album, Give Up Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition. The new dates include stops in Pomona, CA; Houston, TX; Cedar Park, TX; Berkeley, CA; Kansas City, MO; and St. Paul, MN.
Here are the dates:
4/15 -- Pomona, CA, Fox Theater
6/1 -- Houston, TX, Free Press Summer Fest
6/2 -- Cedar Park, TX, Cedar Park
7/27 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theater
7/31 -- Kansas City, MO, Midland Theater
8/2 -- St. Paul, MN, Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Linkin Park Sells Bracelet to Raise Funds for Hurricane Sandy Victims
Linkin Park wants their fans to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The band is selling a bracelet through their non-profit organization, Music for Relief, the proceeds from which will go to support storm victims.
The adjustable bracelet will run you $15, and features two gold-plated rings engraved with “Music for Relief.” You can buy yours now at Music for Relief’s webstore.
Alice in Chains Guitarist Jerry Cantrell Promises “Some Real Filth” on Upcoming Album
Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell says that the band’s upcoming album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, will feature some heavier themes than their previous release, 2009’sBlack Gives Way to Blue.
"There's some real filth in there,” he tells Rolling Stone. "We're trying to make a record that we dig and we're trying to keep the bar high for ourselves and see if we can get past it, and I think that we did again.”
Cantrell adds that he’s thrilled that fans have been responding well to the album’s first single, “Hollow,” which is currently in the top spot on the Active Rock Chart. "We just put that song out there for the fans and then it ended up turning into a number-one single, a six-minute sludgy metal tune,” he notes. “That's always fun, to see something like that happen."
While The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here doesn’t yet have a firm release date, it is expected to hit all the usual outlets sometime in May.