“An unfortunate illness of bronchitis & laryngitis has forced the cancelation of all my concerts in the United Kingdom,” Page posted on Facebook. “After a cancelled concert in Belgium on Saturday night, at 4:30 in the morning I was rushed to a hospital after fainting with a fever of 105 degrees. I'm now recovering in Turnhout, Belgium with a week of rest and antibiotics.”
“FKARND,” the first single from the reggae rock band's upcoming self-titled sixth full-length, is now available online.
Five Finger Death Punch recruited Rob Halford for their new single “Lift Me Up,” from the band's forthcoming double album.
“Kingmaker” is the second single from their upcoming full-length Super Collider
(recorded in San Marcos and due June 4 via Dave Mustaine's label Tradecraft), which will be available as a limited-edition CD with a 3D cover and bonus tracks, regular CD, regular LP, limited edition LP plus seven-inch vinyl, and as a digital download.
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington's recent concert performances with STP, replacing fired singer Scott Weiland, may lead to further collaborations (he previously performed with the STP in 2001 for the single “Wonderful”). A new song debuted at the KROQ Weenie Roast, “Out of Time,” is available as a free download at Radio.com.
Having played on Joe Satriani’s new full-length Unstoppable Momentum,
Keneally will tour with Satriani’s band (including Keneally’s Dethklok bandmate Bryan Beller) and the Steve Morse Band, beginning August 29 at the Balboa Theatre downtown and wrapping up October 26 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
“Joey Ramone’s younger Brother Mickey [Ramone] Leigh and I are collaborating on songwriting and production of a new album,” Rachac tells the Reader,
“and I’ve also been helping him promote his new bio, I Slept with Joey Ramone.
His new solo full-length Summer of Life
was recorded in Ocean Beach. “For me, OB is about new friends, old friends, and late night bar conversations at places like Pac Shores and Tony’s. I did write a tune specifically about the gorgeous bartender there, she’s only there on Mondays...but, yes, eighty percent of the album has the OB feeling.”
A new full-length called New Encinitas
is a collaborative project with PHX-based the Scorpion Decides, produced by Shadowfigure, mixed by Nathan Hubbard and Rufino Rodriguez, and recorded in part in San Diego at Singing Serpent and Floating Lights Studio.
His track “The Open Door” was nominated Best New Age Song for the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards, with judges including Suzanne Vega, Tom Waits, Jonatha Brooke, Ziggy Marley, Judy Collins, Meshell Ndegeocello, McCoy Tyner, and Weird Al Yankovic.
The song �Tow the Line� by Bailey with her previous band True Stories (now backing Bart Mendoza) appears on the compilation album Power Pop Planet - Volume Two,
issued by Colorado-based blog Pop Geek Heaven.
Jewel Greatest Hits Remixed
features tracks made anew by Todd Terry, Markus Schulz, Lenny B., and others, and she'll play country music legend June Carter Cash in the Lifetime network TV movie Ring of Fire,
based on John Carter Cash's memoir about his mother, set to premier May 27.
They'll play the Slam Dunk Festival in the UK (May 25 - 27), alongside All Time Low, Deaf Havana, Four Year Strong, Wonder Years, Memphis May Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, and Polar Bear Club.
The June 20 release party at Soda Bar for the new Bart Mendoza and True Stories CD Comet's Tomorrow
(mostly recorded by Rolling Stones producer Alan Sanderson at Analog Chew) will include L.A. singer/songwriter Adam Marsland, who amongst other things was in the reformed Standells.
The June 3 release party for her Part the Sea
album at the Old Town Theatre will include Jessica Annette of locals Cathedral X, who will will dance and perform to a flipped-backwards, pitch-altered, tempo-slowed, and remixed version of Davies' album.
A one-off reunion set happens June 20 at the Soda Bar, their first show since 2008.
The Skelpin fiddler's debut full-length Pocket Venus
, produced by Alan Sanderson (Rolling Stones, etc.) with a guest appearance from Flogging Molly’s Matt Hensley, drops May 31 at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park. “Pocket Venus refers to a woman who is petite in height, yet voluptuous and curvy at the same time,” says Petrie of the album title.
The Elvis impersonator took second place honors (and a $300 dollars prize) at the Las Vegas Ultimate Elvis contest, where judges included Elvis' one-time girlfriend Linda Thompson and her brother, Elvis bodyguard Sam Thompson.
“Tim never had the intention to harm his wife,” says singer Tim Lambesis’ defense attorney of the charges accusing his client of ordering a hit on his wife. “This whole thing was a set-up by a scumbag snitch, and then law enforcement ran with it.” Lambesis’ bail was lowered to $2 million on May 17, with his next court date on May 29.
He’s touring in support of his new album Truthful Lies
with Hawaiian sons Natural Vibrations and Philly’s Three Legged Fox, making 48 stops including the Cali Roots Festival and the Rockin' Roots Festival.
Their only California show of 2013 will be at X-Fest, happening September 20 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista.
“The Truckee Brothers broke up quietly,” Patrick Dennis confirms for the Reader.
“Everyone are in other bands and living their lives beyond what the Truckee Brothers were, but the band no longer exists. We didn't feel it anyone's business at the time, and none of us have exploited it to help our subsequent projects.”
The Yes tribute's singer Jon Davison, a member of the actual Yes since replacing Benoit David (who replaced founding vocalist Jon Anderson) in early 2012, may record on a new Yes album next year, keyboard player Geoff Downes recently told Bravewords.com.
The 2013 edition of his Gigantour will feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted, and Death Division, kicking off on July 3 in Gilford, NH and concluding August 11 in Toronto.
He joined the Rolling Stones on stage in Oakland on the second stop on their 50 & Counting arena tour, performing “Little Red Rooster” as a duet with Mick Jagger, who also played the harmonica on the tune.
Her new CD Coming Out Swingin'
, engineered and co-produced by her ex-husband Thomas Yearsley and Laura Chavez, will be released in France on Dixie Frog records on June 18, and then distributed in the U.S. via Vizztone Records.
Live in Texas,
a concert album recorded in 1973 featuring Captain Beyond, co-founded by former Iron Butterfly guitarist Larry 'Rhino' Reinhardt and bassist Lee Dorman, drops May 21 on CD and double-disc vinyl via Purple Pyramid Records.
His upcoming full-length Lions and Thieves
(dropping June 1 at Kona Kai Resort & Marina) features originals, blues standards, and a cover of “Black Coffee” by Humble Pie. Contributors include Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Charlie Daniels, Albert Lee, and famed L.A. Wrecking Crew producer Don Peake.
The Scott West Band's longtime guitarist and musical collaborator Perry Clark picked up his second Emmy Award for his work with NBC's production of the London Olympics.
The Ratt singer says his book Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life In Rock
(due May 23) does not bash his bandmates, unlike drummer Bobby Blotzer's 2010 book Tales Of a Ratt.
“There was no reason to do that,” he told Guitar International.
“Unfortunately, our drummer bad-rapped his own band in his book, not knowing the consequences.”
The Dio concert film Finding the Sacred Heart — Live in Philly, 1986
will be released for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray on May 28, filmed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia during the second leg of the Sacred Heart tour and featuring Goldy, then new to the group, on guitar.
They'll play the two-day Orion Music + More festival created by headliners Metallica that takes place June 8 and 9 at Belle Isle in Detroit. Other acts include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, and an Infectious Grooves reunion.
She shot a music video featuring Jello Biafra (ex-Dead Kennedys), as well as doing the layout design for posters, T-shirts, CDs, and LPs related to Biafra's new full-length White People and the Damage Done.
The drummer of his backing band the Wildabouts has quit the group in the middle of Weiland's solo tour. Danny Thompson posted via Facebook “I have just officially quit the Scott Weiland solo band...it's a matter of self worth. Not going to elaborate.” Weiland's next dates begin May 29 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, with stops in Arizona and Nevada.
The charismatic cult trio's “indefinite hiatus” will end with a reunion performance at Lestat's in Normal Heights on July 5.