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Coldplay Says They're Finishing Next Album, 'Moon Music'

In an interview with the Toronto City News, lead singer, Chris Martin revealed that Coldplay is finishing up their 10th studio album. This will be volume two of Music Of The Spheres album. They've titled it, Moon Music. He didn't give a release date, but said that it won't be anytime soon.

He did give hope on hearing some of it quicker, acknowledging they plan to play some of the songs on their upcoming tour.

Earlier this week, the band added more North American dates for later this year. And just a few days ago, revealed that Coldplay will be on NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend on February 4.

TL;DR:

  • Coldplay is finishing up their 10th studio album.
  • No release date, but they will play some of the songs on tour.

Beartooth And Trivium Announce Spring 2023 Tour

Beartooth and Trivium have announced that they will be hitting the road together in the Spring. The tour is set to kick off on May 1st in Stroudsburg, PA at the Sherman Theater and will wrap on June 15th in Seattle, WA at the Paramount Theater. Opening acts include Malevolence and Archetypes Collide.

Trivium said in a statement, "Trivium! We are elated to announce our co-headlining monster of a tour with the incredible Beartooth. We have been fans of what they do, and pals with them for ages - so it's great we're finally doing something so massive together."

The band continued, "Trivium and Beartooth are both bands supported by each of our wonderful fan-bases - so we know these shows are going to go off. Add in Malevolence, one of our favorite bands on the planet, and Archetypes Collide, one of Beartooth's favorites, and we have a hell of a bill."

Trivium + Beartooth Tour Dates:

5/1 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
5/3 - Green Bay, WI - EPIC Event Center
5/8 - Grand Rapids, MI - GLC Live at 20 Monroe
5/9 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Riverworks
5/10 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
5/12 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/13 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
5/14 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
5/16 - Richmond, VA - The National
5/17 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
5/18 - Daytona Beach, FL - Welcome to Rockville (Trivium Only)
5/20 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
5/21 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
5/23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
5/24 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
5/25 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple Festival (Beartooth Only)
5/26 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
5/27 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple Festival (Trivium Only)
5/28 - Corbin, KY - Corbin Arena
5/30 - Omaha, NE - The Admiral
5/31 - Clive, IA - Horizon Event Center
6/2 - East Moline, IL - The Rust Belt
6/3 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
6/4 - Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Theater
6/6 - Austin, TX - Emo's
6/7 - Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum
6/9 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
6/10 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
6/11 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
6/12 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield
6/14 - Spokane, WA - The Podium
6/15 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theater

Fall Out Boy Announce North American Tour

In support of their upcoming album, So Much (For) Stardust, Fall Out Boy will hit the road for a North American tour this year.

Shows kick off with a hometown gig at Chicago's iconic, Wrigley Field on June 21.

The 29-date tour includes headlining concerts at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City, Fenway Park in Boston, and Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Pre-sale takes place Thursday, February 2nd and tickets to the general public will go on-sale Friday.

TL;DR:

  • Fall Out Boy will hit the road for a North American tour this year.
  • First show will be in Chicago, at Wrigley Field on June 21.
  • Tickets to the general public will go on-sale Friday.

Jane's Addiction Taps Josh Klinghoffer For Upcoming Tour Dates

Jane's Addiction posted a message to fans on social media explaining that former-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer will join them on tour. The band is forging ahead with a string of domestic and foreign March dates without guitarist Dave Navarro, who's been suffering from long covid.

The band -- Perry Farrell, bassist Eric Avery, and drummer Stephen Perkins posted a message on Facebook, which reads:

We'd like to address the questions surrounding Dave and the upcoming Jane's shows. As a band we are in a great place, writing new music, and the bond is tighter than ever. We all hope Dave can be out playing with us; when he feels healthy and ready.

For the near future, our brother Josh Klinghoffer will jump in for the upcoming shows on the West Coast, South America and some additional international shows to be announced soon. We want to thank you for being there with us over these thirty some odd odd years. You know, we're going to keep throwing down for you.

Perry, Eric, and Stephen

Not too long ago, Perry Farrell told us that he counts himself lucky to have found his place in the world through Jane's Addiction: "Well, y'know, I still cherish being in Jane's Addiction, as hard as it is, y'know? I can't say that my band and I are friends, and there was a time we didn't like each other at all, but I would say that I love being in Jane's Addiction so much, it overrides any kind of like shortcomings I might see in them and they might see in me."

Dave Grohl Featured In Crown Royal Super Bowl Ad

Although many fans have been clamoring for the Foo Fighters to perform as the halftime attraction during the Super Bowl -- all is not lost. Blabbermouth posted that Dave Grohl will be featured on Super Bowl Sunday (February 12th) in a new commercial for Crown Royal Canadian Whisky.

Sophie Kelly, senior VP for Diageo -- Crown Royal's parent company -- said in a statement: "Dave is a Crown Royal super fan and the perfect partner to spread a message of gratitude to the audience that is authentic to the brand. (After) seeing the work come to life, we have some great content we will be sharing over the next couple of weeks, including a decision to up our Super Bowl commitment to running a :60 in-game."

Marilyn Manson Accused Of Grooming And Sexually Assaulting 16 Year Old In 1995

Marilyn Manson sued for allegedly grooming and repeatedly sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl. According to Page Six, the girl, who is named as Jane Doe in the suit, claimed that Manson invited her onto his tour bus and attacked her following a Dallas show in September 1995 and threatened that "if she told anyone, he would kill her and her family."

Jane Doe also alleged that "within weeks" Manson began calling her and asking her "to send explicit sexual photos of her and her friends to his fan club, Satan's Bakesale." She claimed that Manson invited her to a December 1995 show in New Orleans, where the suit claims that he took her back on his tour bus and "became more aggressive and again sexually assaulted her, including kissing, biting her breast, oral copulation and penetration."

Doe has alleged that she became addicted to drugs and alcohol and was "lured into Manson's dark world of drugs, alcohol, sexual deviance, harassment, abuse and assault."

Then in 1999, when she was 19, she was invited on tour with Manson, where he "continued to groom and sexually assault her for the next 4 weeks," the suit claims, adding, "Manson often coerced Plaintiff to have sex with him and other band members or his assistant at the same time. Manson controlled what Plaintiff could do, who could touch Plaintiff, and who he wanted Plaintiff to be with sexually, all while providing Plaintiff with drugs."

The lawsuit also names Manson's labels, Interscope and Nothing Records, claiming they "knew or should have known that Manson had a history of giving drugs to female fans he allowed backstage, onto the bus and in hotel rooms, and sexually assaulting minors and women."

The suit added that the labels knew the performer was inviting minors onto his bus after shows and "were well-aware of his obsession with sexual violence and childhood sexual assault."

Doe's attorney, Karen Barth Menzies, said, "In order for there to be meaningful changes in the music industry, we have to do more than just hold the predators accountable. We have to force the record companies to acknowledge the crimes they allow to occur, and in some instances facilitate, and we have to force them to take responsibility for permitting and profiting from outrageous criminal behavior."

Manson's attorney Howard King responded, saying, "Brian Warner does not know this individual and has no recollection of ever having met her 28 years ago. He certainly was never intimate with her. She has been shopping her fabricated tale to tabloids and on podcasts for more than two years."

Doe is seeking damages to be determined at trial and an order preventing Manson and his labels from "exposing minors and vulnerable adults to sexual abuse and exploitation."

Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies & More Confirmed For Milwaukee Metal Fest 2023.

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Napalm Death and more are confirmed for Milwaukee Metal Fest 2023. The event will take place on Memorial Day weekend (May 26th-May 28th).

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta -- who purchased the rights to the event last year, announced the lineup. He said in a statement, "The infamous Milwaukee Metal Fest created so many memories, hosted legendary bands, and gave up and comers something to aspire to. Memorial Day Weekend 2023— it returns with a stacked line up and a new lease on life. I cannot wait to see all the bands and hang with everyone in Milwaukee. I'm so grateful for booking agent Tim Borror and the Sound Talent Crew; and Leslie, Joe, and everyone at The Rave/Eagles for helping us put this event together. Milwaukee Metal Fest is back! See you in Wisconsin this May!"

Coldplay Announces Additional Tour Dates In Vancouver, San Diego, and Los Angeles

Due to overwhelming fan demand, Coldplay have announced additional second shows in Vancouver, San Diego, and Los Angeles for their Music Of The Spheres World Tour

The band announced Monday (January 30th) that the newly-added shows take place at Vancouver's BC Place on September 23th, San Diego's Snapdragon Stadium on September 28th, and Los Angeles' Rose Bowl on October 1st.

Tickets are on sale now.

Green Day Releases 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set: Nimrod 25

Green Day has released Nimrod 25, the 25th Anniversary Edition box set. Nimrod 25 includes the original album, one disc of previously unreleased demos, and a live set from Philadelphia's Electric Factory recorded on November 14, 1997 one month after Nimrod's release.

Check out the Nimrod 25 - 25th Anniversary Edition tracklisting below:

Vinyl Box (5 LPs):

LP 1 & 2: Nimrod
LP 3: Nimrod Demos
LP 4 & 5: Live at The Electric Factory 1997

CD Box (3 CDs):

CD 1: Nimrod
CD 2: Nimrod Demos
CD 3: Live at The Electric Factory 1997

Nimrod:

1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Hitchin' A Ride
3. The Grouch
4. Redundant
5. Scattered
6. All The Time
7. Worry Rock
8. Platypus (I Hate You)
9. Uptight
10. Last Ride In
11. Jinx
12. Haushinka
13. Walking Alone
14. Reject
15. Take Back
16. King For A Day
17. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
18. Prosthetic Head

Nimrod Demos

1. Nice Guys Finish Last
2. Place Inside My Head
3. The Grouch
4. Walking Alone
5. Jinx
6. Alison
7. Espionage
8. You Irritate Me
9. Tre Polka
10. When It's Time
11. Desensitized
12. Chain Saw
13. Reject
14. Black Eyeliner

Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia

November 14 1997

1. Going To Pasalacqua
2. Welcome To Paradise
3. Geek Stink Breath
4. Nice Guys Finish Last
5. Hitchin' A Ride
6. The Grouch
7. Chump
8. Longview
9. 2000 Light Years Away
10. Brainstew
11. Jaded
12. Knowledge
13. Basket Case
14. She
15. F*ck Off And Die
16. Paper Lanterns
17. Scattered
18. Prosthetic Head
19. When I Come Around
20. Good Riddance

Papa Roach Announces 'Ego Trip' Digital Deluxe Edition

Papa Roach has announced Ego Trip digital deluxe edition and the long-awaited release date of Ego Trip standard edition on vinyl. The 20-track digital deluxe release features remixed versions of songs from the original record, as well as new music. Ego Trip digital deluxe edition is due out on March 17th.

Check out the "Ego Trip" deluxe track listing:

01. Kill The Noise
02. Stand Up
03. Swerve (feat. Fever 333 and Sueco)
04. Bloodline
05. Liar
06. Ego Trip
07. Unglued
08. Dying To Believe
09. Killing Time
10. Leave A Light On
11. Always Wandering
12. No Apologies
13. Cut The Line
14. I Surrender
15. Spotlight (Demo)
16. Swerve (Rockzilla Remix) (with HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD)
17. Cut The Line (feat. BEARTOOTH)
18. Stand Up (feat. The Battle Drum Marching Band)
19. Stand Up (Bloody Beatroots Remix)
20. Dying to Believe (Acoustic)

U2 Drops New Version Of 'With Or Without You'

U2 has released a 2023 remake of their 1987 chart-topper, "With Or Without You." The song is one of 40 reimagined versions of the band's classics re-recorded for their new album, Songs Of Surrender, which drops on St. Patrick's Day -- March 17th. The set is a companion piece to frontman Bono's memoir Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.

Back in 2017, bassist Adam Clayton revealed he wasn't sure that the band's first chart-topper, "With Or Without You," would be a hit 30 years later. Clayton, who was chatting with Rolling Stone about the band's then-upcoming 30th anniversary tour behind The Joshua Tree, was asked about the 1987 classic making a dent on the charts today, to which Clayton explained, "I think you could put it out. I think you'd have to Melodyne (autotune) the vocal. I think you'd have to squeeze and program the rhythm tracks. Eventually you'd get something that sounds familiar on the radio and it would research well, and you might get a bit of traction and it might be a hit. But I think if you put it out just as it is, it would get lost in the noise and bubble of that particular sound that's popular at the moment."

A while back, guitarist The Edge told us the band is confident its audience will be receptive to whatever the band chooses to release: "I feel there's a certain trust there between the band and the, our audience that, in the end, we are concerned about communicating. It's not just a, a case of us being self-indulgent at the expense of the people buying the records."

Kiss Releasing Rare Mark St. John-Era Archival Concert

Coming on April 7th in Kiss' ongoing "Off The Soundboard" archival series is Live In Poughkeepsie 1984. The custom, mustard yellow double-LP set features one of only two full concerts guitarist Mark St. John ever played with the band. The November 28th, 1984 Animalize tour show from the Mid-Hudson Civic Arena in Poughkeepsie, New York comes only weeks before St. John was permanently replaced by Bruce Kulick on December 8th, 1984.

Mark St. John, who replaced Vinnie Vincent and played on 1984's Animalize, developed reactive arthritis and although toured with the band -- stood off-stage while his understudy -- longtime Kiss associate Bruce Kulick actually played all but two-and-half of the tour's eventual 119-date tour.

In the 2016 audio book for his memoir, Face The Music, Paul Stanley spoke about the problems regarding Mark St. John's brief and troubled tenure in Kiss: "After we'd shot the cover photos showcasing Mark, he came down with a rare arthritic condition. It often effects people's knees but in Mark's case it struck his hand. Mark couldn't move his fingers. 'My doctor says it'll go away in two weeks,' he told, us. I called him every day -- 'Any better?' -- 'No."

Mark St. John -- whose real name was Mark Leslie Norton -- died at age 51 on April 5th, 2007, due to a brain hemorrhage brought on by an accidental overdose of methamphetamines.

Television's Tom Verlaine Dead At 73

Punk icon Tom Verlaine, the guitarist and songwriter for the highly influential band Television, died on January 28th at the age of 73 following a brief illness.

Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Patti Smith, told Rolling Stone, "He died peacefully in New York City, surrounded by close friends. His vision and his imagination will be missed."

Verlaine will forever be remembered for the Television's groundbreaking 1977 debut album Marquee Moon.

Fall Out Boy Debuts Two New Singles At Surprise Hometown Show

Fall Out Boy debuted two new singles to a small audience in their hometown of Chicago this week. After playing stadiums around the world, they chose the stage at the legendary Metro, with a capacity of just over 1,000, to give their first live public debut of "Love From the Other Side" and, "Heartbreak Feels So Good."

They performed as a trio in the absence of guitarist Joe Trohman, who last week announced that he was taking a mental health break. Patrick Stump pulled double-duty on lead vocals and electric guitar. To help fill in the gap, longtime guitar tech Ben Young, played six-string near the stage wings on a few songs.

Both songs they debuted are from their upcoming eighth studio album, So Much (For) Stardust , to be released on March 24.

TL;DR:

  • Fall Out Boy debuted two new songs to a small audience in their hometown of Chicago at the legendary Metro.
  • It was their first live public debut of "Love From the Other Side" and, "Heartbreak Feels So Good."

Foo Fighters Replacing Pantera At Two German Festivals

Foo Fighters are taking the place of Pantera at two German festivals, according to Ultimate-Guitar.com. Due to some of frontman Phil Anselmo's "past controversies" regarding his stance on race and culture, the Foos will step in on June 2nd at Nürburgring's Rock Am Ring and on June 4th at Nürnberg's Rock Im Park.

Longtime Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel told us a while back what he thinks has been a key to the Foos' longevity: "Well, one of the things, I think, that's made the band work so well is how we kind of structured it in the beginning and the opportunity we had, because Dave had been in Nirvana, to do things the way we wanted to do it. We didn't have the pressure that a lot of bands do of having to write the hit song. I mean, thankfully Dave's a good songwriter and able to write catchy songs, but we don't have that pressure where you have somebody breathing over your shoulder, and I think that really is something that destroys a lot of bands."

There has been no word as to who'll be filling the drum slot for the Foos following Taylor Hawkins' death last year.

UPDATED: Foo Fighters tour dates (subject to change):

May 26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Music Festival
May 28 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival
June 18 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 2 - Nürburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring
June 4 - Nürburg, Germany - Rock Im Park

September 9 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - The Town

Bad Wolves Are Working On Their Fourth Studio Album

Bad Wolves has revealed that they are working on their fourth studio album. Lead guitarist Doc Coyle teased a few studio sessions on his social media.

He wrote on his post, "Playing Max Karon's rig has some challenges but it does Djent. Some times I gotta come off the bench and lay down a Metallica inspired rhythm meant for a guitar solo. This new @badwolves material is siiiiiick. #badwolves #LP4 #recordingstudio."

Machine Gun Kelly Biopic Nominated For Seven Razzies

Machine Gun Kelly's biopic, Good Mourning has been nominated for seven Razzies for the Golden Raspberry Awards. Though this may sound positive, it's quite the opposite. The award show's goal is to honor the year's worst movies.

Good Mourning is nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Screenplay, and two nominations for Worst Supporting Actor. Those nods going to Mod Sun and Pete Davidson. The movie is also up for Worst Actor, Worst Director, and Worst Onscreen Combo.

The only film that had more nominations than MGK was the Marilyn Monroe biopic called Blonde.

TL;DR:

  • Machine Gun Kelly's biopic, Good Mourning has been nominated for seven Razzies for the Golden Raspberry Awards.
  • The award show's goal is to honor the year's worst movies.
  • The only film that had more nominations than MGK was the Marilyn Monroe biopic called Blonde.

Ozzy Osbourne & Joan Jett Appearing In Superbowl Commercial

Ozzy Osbourne, Joan Jett, and blues guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. all appear in a Super Bowl commercial for the software company, Workday. A clip from the spot has gone viral, featuring Ozzy in an office scenario compete with bland, short sleeve dress shirt and tie asking, which co-worker wants a piercing.

Variety reported, "Workday has a clever concept that it hopes will make people more aware of the software it licenses to corporations that helps manage finances and human resources."

According to the report, Fox, which airs the big game, is asking for between $6 to $7 million for each of the Super Bowl commercials.

Over the years, Ozzy has appeared in commercial for Pepsi and Best Buy.

Beck And Phoenix To Tour Together This Summer

Beck is headed out on the road this year with Phoenix for the Summer Odyssey Tour. It launches at Seattle's Climate Pledge Arena on August 1st and includes a show at the Forum in Los Angeles. 20 shows are scheduled across the country.

General public tickets will go on sale Friday, January 27th.

TL;DR:

  • Beck and Phoenix have announced the Summer Odyssey Tour.
  • Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 27th.

Dave Matthews Band Releases New Single

Dave Matthews Band released a new single this week called "Madman's Eyes," accompanied by a video filled with images and performance.

A few hours later, they announced their upcoming 10th studio album, Walk Around The Moon.

According to a press release, a summer tour will include stops at New York's Forest Hills Stadium as well as two-night in Charleston, South Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; and West Palm Beach, Florida before closing out with the band's annual three-day Labor Day weekend celebration in George, Washington.

The tour kicks off on the same day the album comes out… May 19th.

TL;DR:

  • Dave Matthews Band released a new single this week called "Madman's Eyes."
  • Their upcoming 10th studio album will be called, Walk Around The Moon.
  • A tour will kick off on the same day the album comes out… May 19th.

Axl Rose Breaks His Silence On Lisa Marie Presley Memorial

Axl Rose has broken his silence after eulogizing his friend, the late-Lisa Marie Presley. The Guns N' Roses frontman surprised many by not only speaking at Presley's January 22nd memorial at Graceland -- but by performing "November Rain," a song she had previous suggested be played at her funeral.

Lisa Marie, the 54-year-old mother of four and only child of Elvis Presley, died in Los Angeles on January 12th after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Speaking to ET, Axl Rose shed light on his emotions while paying tribute to Lisa Marie: "I didn't really know I was going to speak, or anything, and I still feel like don't know that I deserved to be here, but, y'know, I wanted to do right by her and the family and the fans. So, it meant a lot. I was pretty nervous and emotional up there about it. Y'know, when I wrote it, I was calm -- but not saying it. It was my understanding she had actually talked about if this situation. . . so that's why, y'know, I was asked to do it. Of course, I had to be here." (29 OC: . . . to be here)

Metallica Throwing Global Listening Party For New LP

Metallica has announced a global listening party for its upcoming album, 72 Seasons. The entire album will be played at the April 13th event -- one day before its street date.

According to the official announcement:

The metal titans have partnered with Trafalgar Releasing -- which previously helmed the 2019 cinematic release of Metallica's S&M2 concert -- to premiere their 12th album and first since 2016's Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct. Each song on the album will feature a music video and commentary from the band.

Tickets for the event can be purchased via https://www.metallica.film/.

Frontman James Hetfield told us a while back that the loyalty that fans show for Metallica really goes both ways for them: "Y'know, when I see three generations out in the crowd, and they're all three singing, like, 'Master Of Puppets,' it's like, 'Really? You guys really like this? Okay.' I've got to believe them at some point (laughs). But it still blows my mind to go out there and, no matter what country you're in, they are trying hard to sing along with it, and they just want to be a part of, man."

Marilyn Manson And Esme Bianco Settle Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Marilyn Manson and Esme Bianco have settled a 2021 sexual assault lawsuit in which Bianco alleged Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, raped and sexually battered her.

Attorneys for both parties confirmed to SPIN that the case was settled but the details of the agreement were not revealed.

Jay Ellwanger, who represents the Game of Thrones actress, told the outlet, "Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc. in order to move on with her life and career." According to SPIN, Manson's attorney Howard King sent a similarly worded statement.

Bianco's lawsuit claimed that "The Beautiful People" singer allegedly tied her down, whipped her, electrocuted her and cut her with a knife over the course of several instances that took place between 2009 and 2011.