Cage the Elephant Teases New Single, "Come a Little Closer"
Just days after Cage the Elephant announced that they’re finishing up work on their third studio album, the group has offered a preview of their first new single, “Come a Little Closer.”
The group posted a 46-second clip on their YouTube channel, which features footage of the guys performing the brand-new song in a recording studio. "Come a Little Closer" will be available for purchase at all the usual digital outlets starting Thursday.
While a title and release date for Cage the Elephant’s follow-up to 2011's Thank You Happy Birthday has yet to be released, the band is expected to unveil more information about the record in the coming weeks.
In other Cage the Elephant news, the band has signed on to support Muse on a batch of dates for their upcoming fall tour. That outing begins on September 3 at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC. Visit CageTheElephant.com to view the full itinerary.
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Jack White Trashes Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach in Angry Emails to Estranged Wife
It appears that Jack White isn’t a fan of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. In an email allegedly sent by White to his estranged wife, Karen Elson, and posted by TMZ, the ex-White Stripes frontman lashes out at The Keys’ singer, noting that he was upset that Elson enrolled his kids in the same school as Auerbach’s children.
"My concern with Auerbach is because I don't want the kids involved in any of that crap…that's a possible twelve f**king years I'm going to have to be sitting in kids chairs next to that a****** with other people trying to lump us in together," White writes. "[Auerbach] gets yet another free reign [sic] to follow me around and copy me and push himself into my world."
Last month, Elson provided a number of emails to a judge in Nashville, TN, in order to obtain a restraining order against White. The emails also include objections to the terms of their ongoing divorce negotiations, among other things.
White has filed his own court papers, according to TMZ, in which he claims his estranged wife's allegations were intended to "malign him in the public record." He says she frequently leaves their children with him, and that he's not a "scary or violent person."
White and Elson were married in 2005. They separated in 2011, and Elson filed for divorce in 2012. The couple has a court hearing August 29 regarding custody of their two kids.
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Arrest Made in Break-In Attempt at Kid Rock's Home
Cops in Oakland County, Michigan, have made an arrest in a caught-on-camera break-in attempt at the home of Kid Rock on Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Tips apparently led investigators right to the unidentified 43-year-old suspect, who was spotted on surveillance video using his 1994 minivan to ram through the front gate of the star's home before dismounting on crutches to try his luck on the doors.
The would-be thief didn't get into the home, and according to the star himself, he's lucky he didn't. "Thank God I was not on the property at the time of this attempted break-in," he posted on his website -- along with an offer for a five-thousand-dollar reward. "I am an avid hunter and marksman and I will not hesitate to shoot anyone who has myself or family in fear for our lives."
Kid Rock posted a simple update Saturday, reading, "Suspect Apprehended!"
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Metallica Selling Download of Secret Comic-Con Concert
During San Diego Comic-Con last month, Metallica performed a secret show at the Spreckels Theatre in support of their upcoming 3D concert film, Through the Never. Now, the group is offering fans the chance to purchase a download of their performance, via LiveMetallica.com.
The 15-song live set features a number of the band's greatest hits, including “Enter Sandman,” “Master of Puppets” and “One.” The guys recently released a 24-minute video which featured clips of the band rehearsing for the gig and choosing the set list for the show, along with a full performance of “Seek & Destroy” from their 1983 debut studio album, Kill ‘Em All. Through the Never will premiere exclusively at every IMAX theater across North America for a full week starting September 27. After the flick has its run in the IMAX theaters, it will expand into additional theaters starting October 4.
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Slipknot/Stone Sour Singer Corey Taylor Lands on New York Times Best Sellers List for a Second Time
Corey Taylor’s memoir A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven has made its way to TheNew York Times Best Sellers list, establishing the Slipknot/Stone Sourfrontman as a two-time best-selling author.
The book, which documents his experiences dealing with ghosts and other supernatural phenomenon, clocked in at #23 on the newspaper’s Hardcover Nonfiction list. Taylor’s previous book, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good, also scored a place on the same list, debuting at #26 after it was released in July of 2011.
Taylor is offering a free preview of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven at BitTorrent’s website. By submitting your email address, you’ll be able to download a bundle that contains a chapter of the book, as well as a sample of the first issue of hisHouse of Gold & Bones comic book, based on Stone Sour’s recently-released double concept album.
In addition, the bundle includes a variety of artwork and sketches from the House of Gold & Bones comic series, and an exclusive download of Stone Sour’s video for “Do Me a Favor,” the first single from House of Gold & Bones Part 2.