GUNS N' ROSES Plays Surprise Set At TOMMY HILFIGER's Private Party
GUNS N' ROSES played a special acoustic set last night (Wednesday, February 13) at the Soho House in West Hollywood, California at the after-party for the launch of fashion industry mogul Tommy Hilfiger's new flagship store. SingerAlicia Keys also performed at the event, the ticket for admission to which was a wristband handed out at entrance of the Hilfiger store on Robertson Blvd. earlier in the night.
GUNS N' ROSES' setlist for the show was as follows:
01. You're Crazy
02. Used to Love Her
03. Welcome to the Jungle
05. Sweet Child O' Mine
07. Don't Let It Bring You Down (NEIL YOUNG cover)
08. Paradise City
A couple of short video clips of GN'R's performance can be seen below.
Hilfiger and GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose got into an altercation back in 2006 at Rosario Dawson 's 27th birthday at New York nightclub The Plumm. According to reports, Hilfiger was annoyed by Rose 's attempts to move his girlfriend's drink on a table and told him to put the beverage back.
TOOL And A PERFECT CIRCLE Frontman Says There Are 'No Actual Songs' Written For Either Project
First TOOL vocalist Maynard James Keenan reportedly told a Chilean radio station earlier this month that the band would not release a new album in 2013, only for drummer Danny Carey to tell a New Zealand station a few days later that a new CD would arrive "sometime this year." But, according to The Pulse Of Radio, now Keenan has told Spin.comthat while he has been "jamming" with both TOOL and, surprisingly, A PERFECT CIRCLE, neither act is close to having an album's worth of material ready. Keenan said, "Basically, right now it's a lot of ideas. Jamming. There's no actual songs for either project. It's still kind of noodles in a big basket . . . Lots of noodles, just no dishes."
It's been seven years since TOOL last released an album, 2006's "10,000 Days", and nine years since A PERFECT CIRCLE has released a new disc as well.
Despite the long wait, TOOL remains as popular as ever. Danny Careytold The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that he feels the band's integrity has kept the fans coming back. "We truly are an alternative band," he said. "It's an alternative to what other people label as alternative, that actually all sounds the same or whatever. And I think people can identify that and they can relate to it, and they desire the real thing when it's available. You just gotta stick to your laurels and believe in what you're doing, and not do it for money, do it for the art of it, then you can't lose."
Meanwhile, Keenan's other band PUSCIFER is streaming its new EP,"Donkey Punch The Night", online at Spin.com ahead of its release next Tuesday (February 19).
One track on the new set, called "Dear Brother", is dedicated to several people who have passed away recently, including Adam "MCA" Yauch of the BEASTIE BOYS. Keenan explained, "That was a sad day when I got that news. It also pays tribute to our friend Edward Willie, Jr. fromUNCLE SCRATCH'S GOSPEL REVIVAL — they're a band who opened up for us, out of Ohio in the area where I was born. And Ray Beckwith was an Australian winemaker, who, in a way, reinvented the wheel in winemaking."
Both TOOL and PUSCIFER will play some live shows later this spring and possibly summer, while Carey also hinted that TOOL may also be getting ready to release some of its massive amount of live material on CD or DVD.
Alice in Chains to Release The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here in May
Alice in Chains has revealed the name and approximate release date for their fifth studio album. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here will hit all the usual outlets sometime in May.
The band’s previous album, 2009’s Black Gives Way to Blue, debuted at #5 on the Billboard200 albums chart its first week out and has sold more than one million copies. In addition, the album scored the guys two Grammy Award nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance: “Check My Brain” in 2010 and “A Looking in View” in 2011.
You’ll get your chance to hear new material from The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here when the band hits the road for a North American tour this spring. That outing kicks off on April 25 at The Fillmore in Miami Beach, Florida. Visit AliceInChains.com for the full itinerary.
Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor Says Upcoming “Do Me a Favor” Video Features “New Form of Animation”
Earlier this week, Stone Sour released the lyric video for “Do Me a Favor,” the first single from the upcoming, second installment of their House of Gold & Bones concept album. Frontman Corey Taylor says that the guys are now in the process of producing a proper video for the track, which will include some unique special effects.
“We’re working on a video for ‘Do Me a Favor’ which is very much like a mini-movie that is actually kind of a new form of animation,” he tells ABC News Radio. “It’s live action but it’s painted…so it looks really, really cool and kinda has an old school, new school feel to it.”
Taylor adds that he chose to release “Do Me a Favor” as the first single from House of Gold & Bones Part 2 because he feels it is one of the most powerful songs on the album. “It’s an absolute barn-burner,” he explains. “I mean, it’s one of those tunes that if you can’t feel that, if you can’t jump around to that, then there’s no saving you. It’s a great tune and it’s got a lot of attitude to it but it’s got a huge chorus.” House of Gold & Bones Part 2 is set to arrive in stores on April 9. You’ll be able to get your hands on the first issue of a comic book mini-series based on the double album starting April 17.
Radiohead to Begin Recording Next Album at “End of Summer”
Colin Greenwood has revealed that Radiohead will begin working on their next studio album later this year. The bassist says that the guys will hit the studio once frontmanThom Yorke finishes promoting Amok, the debut album of his side project, Atoms for Peace.
“We’re taking some time out whilst the…people are…doing some other stuff, doing their own things, and the plan is to get back together again [at the] end of summer,” he tellsBBC Radio 6.
In other Radiohead news, Yorke has revealed that he’ll be putting on three concerts to celebrate the release of Amok, which arrives in stores on February 26. Each of the events will feature DJ sets by Yorke and longtime Radiohead producer/engineer Nigel Godrich, along with special guests Actress and Throwing Snow in London on February 22 and Shed and Anstam in Berlin on March 8. Guest DJs for the New York City concert, which will take place on March 14 at Le Poisson Rouge, have yet to be announced.
Dave Grohl on Next Foo Fighters Album: “We Have Pretty Much an Entire Record Ready”
Good news for Foo Fighters fans: frontman Dave Grohl says he’s already mapped out the band’s next studio album.
“We have pretty much an entire record ready,” he tells People about the band's upcoming eighth album. “Once we’re set, we’ll make a huge stink about it.” Grohl recently told MTV News that the band would begin working on the next Foos album once he finishes promoting his documentary, Sound City.
In other Grohl news, the singer will be the keynote speaker at next month’s South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. He will deliver his address on March 14 at the Austin Convention Center, the event's main venue.
Jack White Leads mtvU Woodie Awards Nominations
While he didn’t pick up any awards at the Grammys last weekend, Jack White is getting another chance to win a trophy -- at this year's mtvU Woodie Awards.
White is nominated for two awards including a Branching Out Woodie, which recognizes artists who find innovative, creative ways to use social media.
In addition, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero, fun., and Walk the Moon will all competing for the award show's biggest category, Woodie of the Year. Other notable acts who scored nods include Fiona Apple, Best Coast, Of Monsters and Men, Alt-J, The Lumineers and The xx.
You can vote for your favorites at Woodies.MTV.com. The Woodies will be awarded on March 14 in Austin, TX at the South by Southwest festival. You can check out the awards show when it airs on mtvU on March 17 at 8 p.m. ET.
Scott Weiland to Perform Tracks from Core & Purple on Upcoming Solo Tour
Scott Weiland is keeping busy while Stone Temple Pilots are on a touring hiatus. The singer has just announced that he’ll be launching a new solo tour next month where he’ll be performing tracks from the band's first two albums: 1992’s Core and 1994’s Purple. That outing, dubbed the Purple at the Core tour, begins on March 1 at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan and will make stops in Boston, New York, Chicago and Houston, among other cities.
Tickets for all the newly-announced shows are on sale now at ScottWeiland.com. More dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Here are the tour dates:
3/1 -- Flint, MI, The Machine Shop
3/2 -- Traverse City, MI, Ground Zero
3/4 -- Niagara Falls, NY, Rapids Theatre
3/6 -- Patchogue, NY, The Emporium
3/7 -- Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre
3/9 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza
3/11 -- Washington, D.C., Howard Theatre
3/12 -- New Brunswick, NJ, State Theatre
3/14 -- Bethlehem, PA, Sands Bethlehem Event Center
3/19 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
3/20 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
3/22 -- Cincinnati, OH, Bogarts
3/23 -- Indianapolis, OH, Egyptian Room
3/26 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
3/27 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues