MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN To Write Column For Phoenix Newspaper
Maynard James Keenan, the singer for TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE andPUSCIFER, has agreed to write a bi-weekly column for Phoenix New Times' "Up On The Sun" blog.
In typical Maynard James Keenanfashion, the column will feature his freewheeling examinations on whatever he feels like writing about, including music and wine.
The column will make its online debut on Monday, September 10.
TOOL has not issued a new album since 2006's "10,000 Days".
Keenan recently spent time on the road with PUSCIFER in support of that band's sophomore album, "Conditions Of My Parole", which was released last October via Puscifer Entertainment.
Green Day Announce First Leg of ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! Tour
Ahead of the release of the first of three planned albums, ¡Uno!, later this month, Green Day has announced the first leg of their ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! tour. It'll kick off November 26 in Seattle, Washington and hit smaller venues through the end of the year, wrapping up December 10 in Tempe, Arizona. In January, the tour will expand to arenas starting with a January 7 date in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This leg will wrap February 8 in Las Vegas.
If you're a member of of Green Day's fan club, Idiot Club, you can purchase tickets starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. local time. Purchase your their tickets online and you'll get a digital download of ¡Uno! for each ticket yiu buy.
The rest of the tickets go on sale this Friday and Saturday, based on the location. Here are the tour dates: 2012
11/26 -- Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
11/27 -- Kennewick, WA, Toyota Center
11/29 -- Salem, OR, Salem Armory Auditorium
12/1 -- Sacramento, CA, Memorial Auditorium
12/2 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort -- Grand Theatre
12/4 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
12/10 -- Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre 2013
1/7 -- Green Bay, WI, Resch Arena
1/8 -- Rosemont, IL, Allstate Arena
1/10 -- Wilkes Barre, PA, Mohegan Sun Arena
1/11 -- State College, PA, Bryce Jordan Center -- Penn State Univ.
1/13 -- Rochester, NY, Blue Cross Arena
1/14 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Consol Energy Center
1/16 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
1/18 -- Manchester, NH, Verizon Wireless Arena
1/19 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
1/21 -- Fairfax, VA, Patriot Center
1/22 -- Philadelphia, PA, Liacourias Center -- Temple University
1/24 -- Providence, RI, Dunkin Donuts Center
1/25 -- Portland, ME, Cumberland Civic Center
1/27 -- Quebec City, QC, Colisee Pepsi Arena
1/29 -- Toronto, ONT, Air Canada Centre
1/30 -- Cleveland, OH, Wolstein Center -- Cleveland State Univ.
2/1 -- Moline, IL, Wireless Center
2/2 -- Madison, WI, Alliant Energy Center Memorial Coliseum
2/4 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Arena
2/6 -- Broomfield, CO, 1st BANK Center
2/8 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
Green Day Helps Launch Nokia Music Service with NYC Concert
After rocking the crowd at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday night, Green Dayhas just announced that they’ll be performing an exclusive concert at Irving Plaza in New York City on September 15 to celebrate the launch of a new mobile music streaming service, Nokia Music. To get your tickets to the concert, visit the band's Facebook page.
In addition, Green Day has curated three playlists for Nokia Music, which streams songs and playlists for owners of Nokia Lumia handsets.
Green Day will release the first album in their upcoming trilogy, ¡Uno!, on September 25.
Coheed and Cambria Added to Voodoo Music Experience Lineup
The lineup for the annual Voodoo Music Experience just keeps getting bigger. Event producers have just announced they've added Coheed and Cambria to the roster that already includes Green Day, Jack White, AWOLNATION, and Silversun Pickups.
The Voodoo Music Experience runs October 26-28 in New Orleans. To see the complete festival artist roster, head over to TheVoodooExperience.com.
Dropkick Murphys to Release Signed and Sealed in Blood in 2013; Asks Fans to Get Tattoo of Artwork
New music from Dropkick Murphys is headed our way. The band will release Signed and Sealed in Blood, the follow-up to 2011’s Going Out in Style, in early 2013.
"We had such a great time writing our last album, Going Out in Style, we were excited to get back into the studio right away," said bassist and co-lead singer Ken Casey in a statement. "Where Going Out in Style was a concept album-kind of intricate and difficult, this one is catchy, fun, and as sing-along as can be."
In addition, The Murphys have also released the album's artwork, which features a red rose in the middle of a black-and-white crest. The band is asking that their die-hard fans take photos and videos of themselves getting a tattoo of the album’s artwork before September 19, so they can use them in an upcoming video for their single, “Rose Tattoo,” and for the forthcoming album’s packaging. For more information, visit DropkickMurphys.com.
Jack White Says Playing Festivals Is “a Necessary Evil”
While Jack White has performed at several big festivals including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and the Firefly Music Festival, the singer has revealed that he isn’t fond of playing for the people who attend them.
"[Festivals are] a necessary evil in the business," the singer tells BBC News. “You get exposure to people who would never come and see you and [the organizers] offer bands a lot of money so they can't say no, but they're not my first choice to perform music. Everyone's drinking and lazing in the sun and walking around and that's a fun thing for them but it's not interesting for me.”
White will have to deal with festival crowds a few more times next month. He’s a headliner at the Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on October 6; the Austin City Limits festival at Zilker Park in Austin, TX on October 13 and the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival in New Orleans, LA on October 28.