Guitarist Brian May hinted at big things on the horizon during a recent blog post, including what sounds like an extensive tour as well as the completion of previously unreleased tracks featuring performances from the group’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury. Also on the horizon: the long-in-the-works Mercury biopic, with actor Ben Whishaw set to play the singer.
Calling the process behind the scenes of the movie “a long haul” and admitting that “windows can close unexpectedly” in Hollywood, May sounded a note of cautious optimism about the project, saying, “The lineup is looking very exciting . . . I think just the announcement will cause a bit of a sensation!
Fleetwood Mac fans have waited nearly 30 years for the band’s classic ‘Rumours’-era lineup to record a new studio album. If recent reports are accurate, it looks like their wait might finally be almost over.
Maui News columnist Jon Woodhouse caught up with Mick Fleetwood following his appearance at a local blues festival, and although his report contains no direct quotes,
Once again, we are sad to report another one of those tragic stories that cut across all genres of music. A 28-year old man has died after suffering injuries at a concert in his hometown of from Solothurn, Switzerland on Jan. 22.
According to Blabbermouth, the man, whose name was not given, went into a stage dive at some point during the “Persistence Tour,” which was headlined by Suicidal Tendencies. But the crowd at the Kulturfabrik Kofmehl did not catch him, and he landed on the ground.
Motley Crue have officially announced ‘The Final Tour,’ a 72-date farewell trek across the U.S. and Canada that will feature Alice Cooper as their special guest. The band is expected to spend the next two years circling the globe before hanging it up for good.
In keeping with the ‘R.I.P.’ theme, the Crue showed up for the event in a hearse, were greeted at the venue by a New Orleans jazz funeral band playing ‘Dr. Feelgood’ and sat behind tombstones with their names on them at the press conference.
In a new interview with Rock Revolt Magazine on the set of his upcoming movie, ‘Fear Clinic,’ Taylor stated, “I know there’s the myth out there that Joey wrote everything, but that’s not at all true.
We all write, and we all bring something to the table. And between me and Jim [Root] and Mick [Thomson] and Clown [Crahan] and everybody, I think we’re gonna be able to put something really, really cool together. The dynamic will change a little bit but as far as our approach to the music and our intensity and how much we love doing what we do, that will remain unchanged and we’re gonna go for it just 110 percent.”
Any tribute that tries to be as comprehensive as the Grammy Awards’ annual ‘In Memoriam’ segment is bound to leave a few people out. But when the Recording Academy aired its remembrance of the musicians we lost in 2013, rock fans noticed one particularly glaring omission: Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.