Apocalyptica Announce U.S. Tour With Leprous & Wheel

Apocalyptica have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Leprous and Wheel will open.

Tour Dates:

09/06 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
09/07 Charlotte, NC – Underground
09/08 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
09/09 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
09/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
09/14 Long Island, NY – Paramount
09/15 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
09/16 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
09/17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
09/18 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09/19 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierres
09/21 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
09/22 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
09/23 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/24 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
09/25 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles
09/26 Sauget, IL – Pops
09/27 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
09/28 Denver, CO – Summit
09/30 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/01 San Diego, CA – Observatory
10/02 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
10/04 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/05 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
10/06 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) & Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) To Guest On New Ozzy Osbourne Album

Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) are set to appear on Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming album. They join previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Miley Cyrus), and the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

Smith said the following about the record during an appearance on Chris Jericho‘s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast:

“We made another [Ozzy album], and it’s getting mastered tomorrow. We’ve got Robert Trujillo playing on some songs, who’s been in Ozzy‘s band. Duff‘s on a couple again. Me and Andrew are doing it.

Tony Iommi and Ozzy have never collaborated outside of Black Sabbath. Tony sent us a bunch of riffs and we took what we thought was the best of ’em, which was fucking great. So Andy‘s on the bass doing fucking great — the bass on the song is amazing. And Tony sent us the riffs — files; he’s in England — and we played to it. It’s fucking got everything. It’s got all the stuff that you would want. Ozzy loves it. And so he’s on that track.

Then Eric Clapton plays a fucking wah-wah Cream-type solo. We’re, like, ‘Eric, can you solo on this song? Wah-wah, please. Eric, what do you think about this, with the wah-wah?’ Because that’s his fucking thing. And so he’s soloing all over this other track.

Then Jeff Beck is on two songs. We tried to get Jimmy Page, we tried to get the holy trinity, but I don’t think Page plays anymore too much, unfortunately. But Mike McCready‘s on a track. Josh Homme, my neighbor from Queens, solos on a track. And then Zakk Wylde is on the record as well, all over it. So it’s like if you’re a guitar player, [it’s] pretty fucking good.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Announce “Live From Boston” Global Streaming Event

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators have announced a special “Live From Boston” streaming event. The virtual set will take place on April 15 at 12 p.m. PT and it will feature the band’s recent performance at the House Of Blues in Boston, MA. Tickets are available at Veeps and fans will have 48 hours to watch the show.

Hawthorne Heights Premiere New Song “Pink Hearts”

Hawthorne Heights have premiered a new song titled “Pink Hearts.” This track is from the band’s new album “Bad Frequencies,” which will be released on April 27. JT Woodruff commented:

“If we try, we can stay young forever, but I’m not sure we actually want to. ‘Pink Hearts’ is about burning through relationships, because you are selfishly just having fun when you are young. Eventually you have to wake up and grow up, and hope that you haven’t cut someone too deep.”

“Bad Frequencies” Track Listing:

01. “In Gloom”
02. “Pink Hearts”
03. “Crimson Sand”
04. “The Perfect Way To Fall Apart”
05. “Just Another Ghost”
06. “Bad Frequencies”
07. “Skylark”
08. “Edge Of Town”
09. “Starlighter (Echo, Utah)”
10. “Push Me Away”
11. “The Suicide Mile”
12. “Straight Down The Line”
13. “Pills”

Mudvayne Bassist Ryan Martinie’s Soften The Glare Working On New Album

Mudvayne bassist Ryan Martinie’s Soften The Glare project are working on their new album, and have launched a PledgeMusic campaign for the effort. If you want a sample of new material, you can check out the new track “Mission Possible” below: