Less than a week after being replaced by Todd La Torre, longtime Queensryche singer Geoff Tate has signed a worldwide record deal with InsideOut Music. Even before parting ways with Queensryche, Tate had a summer acoustic solo tour planned as he continued to work on a solo effort.
After recent rumblings of tension and rumored incidents, veteran rockers Queensryche have parted ways with singer Geoff Tate. They’ve announced that Crimson Glory’s Todd La Torre is their new singer and have put their current tour dates on hold while they work on revised routing.
Due in stores on June 26, the Offspring‘s latest album ‘Days Go By’ is now streaming in full at RollingStone.com. It’s the band’s ninth studio effort, and was produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue), who also produced their previous album, 2008‘s ‘Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace.’
Following the massive success of the ‘Twiight’ movies, it seems that vampires are everywhere. There’s even a band called Vampires Everywhere. And now, there’s a movie about one of our greatest presidents hunting the undead creatures. Video footage of Linkin Park performing the song ‘Powerless’ is used in a three minute music trailer for ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ alongside scenes from the movie.
Fozzy‘s fifth studio album ‘Sin and Bones’ will be released Aug. 14 via their new label, Century Media Records. The band is fronted by wrestler and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant Chris Jericho, who also hosted the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards earlier this week.
As the June 19 release date approaches for Smashing Pumpkins‘ latest opus ‘Oceania,’ frontman Billy Corgan is making the media rounds. Never afraid to say exactly what is on his mind or ruffle feathers, in a recent interview with Antiquiet about the new album, Corgan addressed a variety of topics.
‘While My Heart Beats,’ the second solo album from Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, will be released tomorrow (June 12) via the band’s own Monkeywrench Records. Ament’s first solo disc, ‘Tone,’ came out back in 2008.
Ten Ton Hammer, the cover band that looks and sounds exactly like Machine Head (because it is Machine Head), played a ‘secret’ show in London at King’s College last night (June 6). Among the songs covered by Ten Ton Hammer were System of a Down‘s ‘Sad Statue’ and the Foo Fighters song ‘Everlong.’
The mystery of Axl Rose‘s $200,000 in stolen jewelry may have been solved. As previously reported, three gold and diamond necklaces disappeared during a private party after a June 5 Guns N’ Roses concert in Paris. Rose was described as being furious about the theft, which is understandable when someone swipes 200 grand worth of your stuff.
Author Neil Daniels has written several music biographies (Judas Priest, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park), and his latest effort chronicles the career of one of metal’s longest-running and best known bands. ‘Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast’ will be published June 26 by Voyageur Press.
As the June 26 release date for their latest album, ‘Living Things,’ approaches, Linkin Park will be releasing a series of live compilations to correspond with each of their previous studio albums. The collections will be exclusive to Spotify, with the first compilation, ‘Hybrid Theory: Live Around The World,’ released today (May 31).
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