METALLICA 'Museum' To Return At This Year's 'Orion Music + More' Festival
METALLICA recently unveiled the lineup for the second annual Orion Music + More festival, which will take place this year at Belle Isle in Detroit on June 8-9. METALLICA will once again headline both days, while the more than 30 other acts appearing on the weekend will include theRED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RISE AGAINST, DEFTONES, SILVERSUN PICKUPS, BASSNECTAR, GOGOL BORDELLO, FOALS, TOMAHAWK, THE JOY FORMIDABLE, THE BRONX, DROPKICK MURPHYS and more.
Commented the band: "We're bringing back the Metallica Museum in 2013, so stay tuned for more details and information about all of the awesome memorabilia we'll have on hand in Detroit! Classic METALLICAguitars (including the last bass that Cliff Burton ever played), amps, lyrics, merchandise, stage props and more...except this time it will be BIGGER and BADDER!
"Last year, festival-goers basked in the glory of 30 years worth of band history and memorabilia in one single spot at the Metallica Museum. They strolled down METALLICA memory lane and snapped shots of the band’s rare guitars, like the originals James and Kirk used to record 'Kill 'Em All','Ride The Lightning', and 'Master Of Puppets', 'Justice' stage props, and vintage tour posters and t-shirts. For the Pushead fans in the crowd, the museum will display pieces of his original METALLICA artwork."
Drummer Lars Ulrich said in a statement, "Last year's Orion Music + More festival was hands down the highlight of the METALLICA calendar. A great time was had by all, especially the band members. The fact that it also resonated with enough of our fans and friends that it warrants another go-around in '13 is beyond exciting. I can think of no better place than the Motor City, with its rich and diverse history of music, for the second ride on our Orion festival train."
METALLICA based last year's first Orion show on the European festivals, which bring a large number of diverse musical acts together. Ulrich toldThe Pulse Of Radio the festivals themselves are now bigger than any individual band. "You know, the interesting thing about these festivals in Europe is they basically, they sell out every year without any of the bands being announced," he said. "People just go 'cause it's like a vibe. So I think if you can get to a point where people know that whatever's gonna happen is gonna be super-cool, and there's gonna be lots of great bands, lots of different bands, lots of cool, fun non-musical things — that's kind of what we're going for."
This year's Orion show will also see the return from last year of James Hetfield's Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Kirk Hammett's Crypt, Lars Ulrich's Hit the Lights Film Tent and Robert Trujillo's Vans Vert Ramp alongside the Metallica Museum and other attractions.
The inaugural Orion Music + More was held last June in Atlantic City, New Jersey and featured acts like ARCTIC MONKEYS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, MODEST MOUSE, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, CAGE THE ELEPHANT and others.
METALLICA headlined both nights, playing 1991's self-titled "black album" in its entirety one night and 1984's "Ride The Lightning" the other.
SLASH: Limited-Edition Bust Sculpture Available
When legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) embarked on a solo career with his self-titled album, featuring collaborations with some of his favorite classic and up-and-coming singers, he asked artist Ron English to collaborate with him on the cover. Roninterpreted Slash's iconic skull with a top hat using Ron's unique glowing color technique in a boudoir atmosphere complete with guitar/derriere crossbones.
In response to the popularity of the album artwork, Ron English andSlash have worked together to create a limited edition fiberglass bust of the now iconic image. In collaboration with Garage Works, the prestigious sculpture house in Hong Kong, the English Slash bust is being released in a limited edition of 10, each signed and numbered by Ron English and Slash.
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SEVENDUST's 'Black Out The Sun' Projected To Sell 30K-35K First Week
SEVENDUST's ninth studio album, "Black Out The Sun", is likely to sell between 30,000 and 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on March 26 via the band's 7Bros. Records in conjunction withADA Label Services. The CD was recorded at Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti.
SEVENDUST's previous CD, 2010's "Cold Day Memory", sold around 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The band's 2008 effort, "Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow", opened with 25,000 units to land at No. 19.
"Black Out The Sun" track listing:
03. 'Till Death
05. Cold As War
06. Black Out The Sun
07. Nobody Wants It
08. Dead Roses
10. Dark AM
11. Picture Perfect
12. Got A Feeling
13. Murder Bar
SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose told Billboard.com that the song"Decay" actually came from a riff left over from the "Cold Ray Memory"sessions.
"We were starting to get burnt and we didn't want to push it," Roserecalled. "So we had this riff, and we said, 'Let's jam it and see if anything comes of it.' And before you know it, it became a song that ends up on the record, and everybody listens to it and they end up picking that as the single, which was pretty cool."
The song "Murder Bar" was reportedly inspired by a Butler, New Jersey bar across from the hotel where SEVENDUST was staying while recording the new CD. Rumor had it the place was popular with many of New Jersey's murderers.
"It's a basic SEVENDUST record," guitarist Clint Lowery recently told"Source Of The Sound With Wendy Campbell". "There's nothing, like, too completely different than anything we've done before. It's got a darker vibe to it. We've got a good amount of the programming element in there. It's a lot of what we do — it's heavy and it's got its melodic element in it. So if you're a SEVENDUST fan, it's more along the lines of the second and third records we did — it's kind of like that. It's got a couple of throwback vibes to it. 'Animosity' and 'Home' , if I can put those two records together, it would [sound similar to the new CD]."
Kings of Leon to Release “Youthful” New Album in September
Good news for Kings of Leon fans: bassist Jared Followill has revealed that the band will drop their sixth studio album later this year.
Speaking with NME, Followill says that fans can expect the release to hit stores sometime in September, and that the new tracks will sound similar to their earlier work.
"I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I'm amazed how youthful it sounds,” he notes. “It's like a mix of [our 2003 debut album] Youth and Young Manhoodand [2007’s] Because of the Times."
The band’s previous release, Come Around Sundown, made a big splash on the charts when it was released in 2010. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling more than 184,000 in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Disturbed's David Draiman and John Moyer Weigh In on "Healthy" Indefinite Hiatus
Don’t worry, Disturbed fans: just because frontman David Draiman and bassist John Moyer are out on tour with other projects, that doesn’t mean that the band is breaking up. Draiman says that while he's enjoying his new side project Device, which includesFilter guitarist Geno Lenardo, he will always be a member of Disturbed.
“First of all, just to make it clear, I am still with Disturbed,” he tells ABC News Radio. “Never left. Never gonna leave. It’s my baby. This is gonna be healthy for Disturbed, it’s gonna be healthy for Disturbed’s fans, it’s gonna be a good thing in general. Everyone just kinda needs to let it be, relax, and we’ll back together eventually and in the meantime, we have Device.”
The singer adds the main reason for Disturbed to go on an indefinite hiatus was so that each member of the band could explore other opportunities. “There was a definitive reason to go away and that reason is to clear your head,” he explains. “You’re doing the same for 16 years, it becomes cyclical and it becomes predictable and it’s time for us to try and do some other things.”
Meanwhile, Moyer -- who became a member of heavy metal supergroup Adrenaline Mobin February -- says that while he's not sure what's next for Disturbed, he has made his new band his top priority.
“I don’t know what the future holds for Disturbed,” he tells ABC News Radio. “Right now I have to focus on what’s in front of me and my commitments are to Adrenaline Mob. If Disturbed called me tomorrow and said ‘Hey, we need you next week to go out on tour,’ I would have to say no because I’ve got a commitment right now to these guys.”
Both Device and Adrenaline Mob have a number of tour dates and music festival appearances scheduled for the next few months. Visit DeviceBand.com and Adrenaline Mob.com to view their full itineraries.
Shinedown Adds Tour Dates with Bush; Posts “I’ll Follow You” Performance Video
Shortly after Shinedown wraps up their current tour with Three Days Grace and P.O.D., the guys will be hitting the road with Bush and Airbourne. That outing kicks off on April 30 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and will make stops in Springfield, MA; Uncasville, CT and Milwaukee, WI, among other cities.
In addition, the band has just released a new video for "I'll Follow You," a cut from their latest release, Amaryllis. In the clip, the band performs the song live at Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood, California.
Here are the tour dates:
4/30 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA, Mohegan Sun Arena
5/1 -- Springfield, MA, Mass Mutual Center
5/3 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
5/4 -- Atlantic City, NJ, House of Blues
5/7 -- Springfield, IL, Prairie Capital Convention Center
5/8 -- Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom
Rob Zombie Guitarist John 5’s Home Burglarized
Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 is missing a number of his guitars and some other assorted personal possessions following a recent break-in at his house in Los Angeles, California. On Tuesday, the guitarist posted a note on his Facebook page, along with photos of some of his stolen guitars and other items, to ask fans to keep an eye out for his stuff.
“Unfortunately our house was robbed today, we accidentally didn't put the alarm on, so some a**holes got lucky,” he wrote. “We will post more pictures of more guitars, these are all the pictures we have now. I just want to put it out there, just in case anyone comes across these items..Whoever did this will get caught hopefully one day!”
New Metallica Book, Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History, to Hit Stores This Fall
With a 3D film and the second edition of the Orion Music + More festival headed their way in the coming months, Metallica fans now have one more thing to look forward to.
Voyageur Press has announced that they'll be releasing a new book about the band,Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History, on October 15. Written by heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff, the book includes stories told by Metallica and will features an analysis of the band's complete discography. The book will also feature more than 300 live-performance and candid off-stage photos, as well as pictures of the band’s concert posters, concert tees, picture sleeves, backstage passes, buttons, ticket stubs and more.
The second annual Orion Music + More festival, which will include headlining sets by Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, takes place June 8-9 at Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. Metallica’s 3D concert film, Metallica Through the Never, is expected to arrive in theaters on August 9.