SLASH, JUDAS PRIEST, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH To Have Songs In 'BandFuse: Rock Legends'
A photo of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook behind the scenes from the BandFuse taping in Hollywood, California last week can be seen below.
BandFuse: Rock Legends, a new interactive gaming experience that connects real guitars and microphones to your game console, will be released later this year and will feature FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's song "The Bleeding".
BandFuse: Rock Legends provides a “pick-up-and-play” experience. Whether you have never held a guitar before, or you are already playing in a band, BandFuse will have you rockin' with your favorite songs in minutes.
Realta has been licensing a massive collection of hit songs from today's top bands, and classic rock 'n' roll artists, including COLDPLAY, SLASH,LYNYRD SKYNYRD, JUDAS PRIEST and MAROON 5, to name just a few.
BandFuse connects real guitars and microphones to your game console, unleashing a full band experience for players of all skill levels.
Green Day Cancels Italy Gig After Billie Joe Hospitalized; Band Mates Post Video Apology
Green Day was forced to cancel a concert in Bologna, Italy Friday night due to the hospitalization of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong.
Bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tre Cool wouldn't say what "illness" befell their band mate, but in a video posted to the band's official website, said they were "beyond devastated" to nix the gig. "We apologize profusely," Dirnt said, "but Billy got rushed to the hospital last night due to illness, and the doctors don't think it's a good idea for him to play today. This sucks. We were really, really looking forward to playing Bologna as the highlight of our tour."
Tre agreed, saying, "We're beyond devastated, we're sad as you guys are...and ah, we'll see you very soon."
Green Day's upcoming album trilogy, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! will be rolling out in the coming weeks and months: ¡Uno! is set to arrive in stores on September 25, while ¡Dos!and ¡Tré! are slated for release on November 13, 2012 and January 15, 2013, respectively.
Black Stone Cherry Drops Out of ShipRocked Cruise
Black Stone Cherry has canceled their appearance at the fourth annual ShipRocked cruise, which takes place from November 27-December 1. The reason? Frontman Chris Robertson is going to be a daddy.
According to a message on the band’s Facebook page, the singer and his wife are expecting the birth of their child just a few days before the beginning of the festival.
"I have received a blessing and my son will be born on November 25th, if everything goes to plan,” wrote Robertson. “The due date being so close to the date of the cruise has caused us to have to cancel our performances. I hate it, but with our band...we all live 'family first.' I hope you all understand. And hope to see you on ShipRocked 2013!"
This year’s ShipRocked cruise will feature sets by Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, P.O.D., Sevendust and Pop Evil, among others. Between shows, fans can participate in games, activities and even hang out with some of the bands for meet-and-greet sessions. Get more info at GetShipRocked.com.
Papa Roach Fights Zombies in “Still Swinging” Video
Papa Roach has posted a video for “Still Swinging,” the first single from the band’s upcoming album, The Connection.
The video’s storyline, which was suggested by frontman Jacoby Shaddix’s 7-year-old son, features a lone man who fights against the zombie apocalypse using his super powers and a wrench. The clip also features scenes of Papa Roach performing the track on a rooftop so they can avoid the zombie hordes.
Papa Roach recently announced that they've pulled out of the rest of the Uproar Festival so Shaddix can undergo corrective surgery to remove a nodule on his left vocal cord. Rather than add another headliner to the tour, Uproar Festival organizers announced that all future concerts will feature longer performances from Shinedown, Godsmack,Staind and Adelitas Way on the main stage.
Green Day, No Doubt, Mumford & Sons Make List ofEntertainment Weekly's Most Anticipated Albums
Upcoming albums from Green Day, No Doubt and Mumford & Sons have all madeEntertainment Weekly's list of the "12 Albums We Can't Wait to Hear." ¡Uno!, the first of Green Day’s album trilogy, gets the #5 slot on the list, while No Doubt’s first album in about a decade, Push and Shove, checks in at #4. Mumford & Sons is the highest-rated rock act on Entertainment Weekly's list: their sophomore album, Babel, commands the #3 spot.
All three albums will arrive at all the usual outlets on September 25.
Deftones Announces Fall Tour Dates; New Album Coming in November
After a successful summer run supporting System of a Down, Deftones are ready to hit the road for a headlining tour of their own this fall. The trek kicks off on October 9 at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, California and will make stops in Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New York, among other cities. Scars on Broadway, a side project of System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian, will support the band on all the newly-announced dates.
Fans who attend the upcoming concerts will get their first taste of the band’s seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, due in stores on November 13. Tickets for all the shows will go on sale on September 7 at Ticketmaster.
Here are the tour dates:
10/9 -- Ventura, CA, Ventura Theatre
10/10 -- San Francisco, CA, Warfield
10/12 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Ballroom
10/13 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SODO
10/14 -- Vancouver, BC, Commodore
10/16 -- Boise, ID, Knitting Factory
10/17 -- Salt Lake City, UT, In The Venue
10/19 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
10/20 -- Kansas City, MO, Harrah's
10/21 -- Columbia, MO, Blue Note
10/23 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
10/24 -- Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26 -- Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live
10/28 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Electric Factory
10/29 -- Boston, MA, HOB Boston
10/30 -- New York, NY, Terminal 5
Coheed and Cambria Reveals Track List, Artwork for The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria has revealed more details about their double-CD sixth studio album, The Afterman. The band says the album’s first installment, The Afterman: Ascension, will contain nine tracks, including their recently-released single, “Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute.”
In addition, the band has released a video that unveils the album’s artwork, which was created by Heidi Taillefer. The two-minute clip features frontman Claudio Sanchezintroducing the cover art, which is a sketch of “The Afterman” being pulled apart by what he calls “entities.” The Afterman: Ascension, will be available on October 9, while the second album, The Afterman: Descension, is slated for release in February 2013. Here's the track list:
“Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute”
“Mothers of Men”
“Goodnight, Fair Lady”
“Key Entity Extraction II: Hollywood the Cracked”
“Key Entity Extraction III: Vic the Butcher”
“Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria the Faithful”