Faith No More will not only make a return to the road this year for the first time in five years, but the group also has plans to release a long-awaited new studio set. More news: Faith No More
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Primus will bring their psychedelic tribute to the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory back to North America for a spring run. The band will offer its own brand of chocolate bars and Oompa Loompas first in Minneapolis on April 8th then across the states before ending on May 7th at Morrison, Colorado’s Red Rocks. 50 Best Albums of 2014 The tour coincides with the release of a deluxe edition of Primus’ latest record (and first with their classic lineup in nearly 20 years), Primus and the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble . The new edition has been remixed into 5.1 surround sound and comes with a bonus live CD
Years before he topped the country charts with his own songs, Lee Brice was writing them for other artists. Watch Garth Brooks and Justin Timberlake Sing Surprise Duet After kicking off a co-headlining winter tour with Chris Young last weekend, Brice made a quick detour to Boston, where he joined Garth Brooks for a surprise performance of “More Than a Memory” at the TD Garden (watch video of the duet below). Brooks, who was wrapping up a sold-out, six-show residency at the venue, had taken “More Than a Memory” to Number One in 2007, giving Brice his first hit as a songwriter. The TD Garden performance marked the pair’s first time sharing the stage, not to mention one of the first times in recent memory that Brooks has invited an unannounced guest to join him in concert.
Rush has finally put the tour rumors to rest, confirming an expansive North American run in honor of the group’s 40th anniversary. More news: Rush
Between 1975 and 1979, New York indie label Ork Records released seven-inches by some of the most influential artists of the punk, post-punk and power pop. Owned by Television manager Terry Ork, the label put out that band’s debut release, “Little Johnny Jewel,” the A-side of which is streaming below, in 1975. Subsequently, it would go on to put out solo 45s by punk trailblazer and ex-Television bassist Richard Hell (“Another World”) and former Television guitarist Richard Lloyd (“Get Off My Cloud”), as well as Big Star and Box Tops frontman Alex Chilton (“Singer Not the Song”) and Dead Boys guitarist Cheetah Chrome (“Still Wanna Die”). Readers Poll: The Best Punk Rock Bands of All Time The collection, Ork: Box , will contain 16 seven-inches, including previously unreleased singles by the Feelies and Erasers. The record sleeves all replicate the original releases, while the box is designed to look like an Ork mailer form the era
As Faith No More readies their first album since 1997’s Album of the Year , the band has booked its first North American tour in five years. The trek will kick off this April in Vancouver and includes two-night residencies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City before wrapping in Philadelphia in May. Faith No More to Release First Album in 18 Years “Here we go,” bassist Bill Gould said in a statement.
After months of rumors, Rush have announced tour dates for their 40th anniversary tour. They plan on hitting 34 cities across North America, kicking off May 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and wrapping up August 1st in Los Angeles. “These not-to-be-missed concerts will highlight four decades of the band’s music,” the group said in a press release. “[This] will most likely be their last major tour of this magnitude.” Tickets go on sale January 30th. Geddy Lee Answers Your Twitter Questions The tour commemorates the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart joining the band, even though that actually happened in 1974.
Decades after the release of their last album, garage rockers the Sonics are returning with a new LP, This Is the Sonics . The group, best known lately for their raucous 1965 recording of “Have Love Will Travel,” heralded the news with a gritty, sax-powered single, “Bad Betty.” Previously, the This Is the Sonics track appeared in a different version on a split seven-inch single with Mudhoney that came out on Record Store Day last year. 50 Best Albums of 2014 Three of the band’s original members – vocalist-keyboardist Jerry Roslie, guitarist-vocalist Larry Parypa and multi-instrumentalist Rob Lind, who plays sax, harmonica and sings – recorded the new album in “earth-shaking mono” with a rhythm section that has played with the Kingsmen and Dick Dale. Producer Jim Diamond recorded the band in Seattle, less than an hour’s drive from the band’s hometown of Tacoma.
One year after signing their Cessation of Touring Agreement and embarking on a long “Final Tour,” Mötley Crüe have revealed the details of their Final Concert: A hometown gig at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on December 31st, 2015. The “Dr. Feelgood” rockers also announced the second North American leg of their Final Tour, where special guest Alice Cooper will once again join them on the road as opening act. 19 Things We Learned Hanging Out Backstage With Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe will head to Japan in February to play their last gigs there before kickstarting the final North American leg, which begins July 22nd in Eugene, Oregon. Because these tour dates represent the last time the Crüe will perform in all these cities, the band have opted for larger venues on this trek to ensure all their fans can attend.
Country crooner Eric Church has added more shows to “The Outsiders Tour,” which now extends throughout 2015. More news: Eric Church , Drive-By Truckers