Metallica are raffling off a pair of third-row tickets for their S&M 2 show with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on September 8th in San Francisco. All proceeds from the raffle go to the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation. Each online entry costs $10.
Godsmack have extended their U.S. tour into the fall. Halestorm will open this new leg, which runs from September 20th in Green Bay, Wisconsin through October 18th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Joe Perry tells Billboard that Hollywood Vampires, his band with Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, is “the best-kept secret in rock and roll right now because we can’t tour like a regular band would. So we do what we can and try to make people aware of it with everything we can until we can actually tour.” They hope to tour next spring.
Tom Maxwell of Hellyeah posted a letter to his late bandmate Vinnie Paul on the band’s Facebook page Saturday, which was the first anniversary of the drummer’s death.
Maxwell wrote, “Our record is coming out soon and I know you would be hella proud of it. We’ve committed to represent the record and honor your memory and what you would have wanted us to do. But it’s not easy. Passions have been diluted and almost lost to certain degrees but in the end I just think about how disappointed you would be if we didn’t move on.”
He added, “I go for days/weeks sometimes without even looking at a guitar. My desire and hunger for all of it suffers greatly but I know that it’s temporary. Or at least I hope so. Maybe going back on the road and surrounding myself with the HY family will help resurrect my love affair with music and playing. I know you would want that from me and everyone else. You were always so positive and not one to dwell in negativity. I’m trying, we’re all trying. We love you Vince and we miss you terribly.”
Hellyeah’s new album, Welcome Home, is due out September 28th and features the last recordings Paul did before his death.
Alter Bridge and Skillet are teaming up for a fall tour.
The Victorious Sky Tour gets its name from the groups’ upcoming albums — Skillet’s Victorious is due out August 2nd and Alter Bridge’s Walk the Sky is due out October 18th.
With Dirty Honey as the opening act, the trek kicks off September 22nd in Baltimore and runs through October 25th in Orlando. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Skillet kick off their summer tour with Sevendust, Pop Evil and Devour the Day August 8th in Memphis.
Queen of the Stone Age is getting some all-star help on their next
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top says, “One month ago I was making a record with Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl was also taking part and he decided to have a big barbecue. So there was this interesting gathering. So, we spent one hour telling stories, great stories remembering these lovely guys.”
Korn’s new album, The Nothing, will be out September 13th.
The first single, “You’ll Never Find Me,” is at all digital platforms now. It’s the band’s first album since 2016’s The Serenity of Suffering. Before the release, they’ll hit the road on a summer tour with Alice in Chains that starts July 18th in Del Valle, Texas.
Stitched Up Heart released a video for “Lost.” Sully Erna of Godsmack, who sings on the track, also appears in the clip.
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth posted a video thanking fans for their support after revealing that he throat cancer.
Mustaine made the announcement on June 17th, saying that the band would be off the road while he underwent treatment that had a “90% success rate.” In the video Mustaine said “I wanted to take a moment real quick and thank my family, my friends and the best fans in the world for all of your support and love the last few days. We’re gonna beat this thing together.”
Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren also posted a new photo of Mustaine in the studio with the caption, “Dave Mustaine working on #megaalbum16 like a true warrior. Let’s keep Dave and his family in our thoughts.”
Killswitch Engage’s eighth album, Atonement, will be out August 16th. Surprisingly, Howard Jones, the singer who left the band in 2011, is the vocalist on one track, “The Signal Fire.”
The first single, “Unleashed,” is on all digital platforms now.
Killswitch Engage will preview some of the album on a co-headline tour with Clutch that starts July 12th in Syracuse, New York and wraps up August 3rd in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Corey Taylor says Slipknot will be more ambitious with its live shows this time around.
he says the band was always limited in what they could do by budget concerns and resistance within the bands camp. now he promises they are going for Iron Maiden stuff.
calling the look of the show Amazing and adds “not only is it interactive-there’s video,there’s fire-but the whole set looks like an industrial complex
Slipknot is currently in Europe but will begin their North American run in Montreal on July 8th