Rock Daypop Archives

Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison Recruit Courtney Love, Billy Idol For “Above Ground” Mental Health Charity Show

Guitarists Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison are recruiting Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes for a mental health charity concert. The event will take place April 16th at Los Angeles’ Belasco Theatre. The Above Ground event will benefit the Recording Academy’s Musicares Foundation. “After losing too many friends to suicide and depression, and having suffered personally with a wide range of mental health issues, we want to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health,” Morrison said in a video clip.  A Live Nation ticket pre-sale launched Thursday, February 22nd and concludes Friday, February 23rd.  General public tickets go on sale Saturday, February 24th at 10 a.m.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne And Family Launching New Podcast

The popular reality series The Osbournes was a staple on MTV, chronicling the crazy everyday lives of heavy metal’s most famous family.  Now thirteen years after the show’s finale, Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack are stepping into the limelight once more with “The Osbourne Podcast,” a weekly podcast launching next month. The program, hosted by Jack, will have the family sitting down each week to reflect on their experiences as reality TV stars, give updates on their lives as of late, and interview special guests. Comedian Sheryl Underwood, singer Carnie Wilson and The Osbournes executive producer Greg Johnson are all set to make appearances, along with some fan favorites from the TV show, like “Big Dave the Manny” and Melinda Varga. “The Osbournes Podcast” premieres on March 5th, which is the 16th anniversary of the show’s MTV debut. New episodes will premiere every Monday.. ...Read Full Story

Frances Bean Cobain Posts Previously Unpublished Photos Of Kurt Cobain for His Birthday

The late Kurt Cobain would have turned 51 on Feb. 20, and Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean marked the occasion by posting previously unpublished photos of her father. Frances Bean shared the pictures on Instagram, offering a pair of old family snapshots with the caption “I hope they don’t have the internet wherever you are. I feel like that would be counterproductive. Regardless, Happy Birthday to an angel.” The first photo captures Kurt with his daughter as she reaches toward an inflatable kiddie pool during what looks like a backyard party; in the second, he’s facing the camera with a Breeders T-shirt on and his chin resting in his hand.  Frances’ mother and Kurt’s widow, Courtney Love, also took to Instagram to post a snapshot; this one of the two of them together in happier times.  . ...Read Full Story

Toto Plan 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set ‘All In’

Toto will rerelease a remastered catalog of their music for the limited edition box set All In, a collection that includes two discs of unreleased material. The massive 13-CD, 17-LP is available to preorder now through April 10th ahead of its fall release, and will include the band’s first 10 studio albums – Toto, Hydra, Turn Back, Toto IV, Isolation, Fahrenheit, The Seventh One, Kingdom Of Desire, Tambu and Mindfields – and the 1998 collection Toto XX. The box set will also featured the previously unreleased Live In Tokyo EP; a collection of tracks from the “Africa” group’s 1980 tour and another new compilation titled Old Is New, a 10-track collection featuring seven unreleased songs.  A CD-only version of All In will be released later in 2018.. ...Read Full Story

Billy Corgan Reveals Eight New Smashing Pumpkins Song Titles

It sounds like a new Smashing Pumpking LP is on the way. Last week the lineup for the band’s Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour was revealed, and now frontman Billy Corgan has released details of the band’s new music, listing titles for eight songs. The Smashing Pumpkins said they’ll play music from only their first five albums on their upcoming tour, but are headed back into the studio next week to complete work on some new songs.  According to Corgan, the eight new titles that have been revealed are: “Alienation,” “Travels,” “Silvery Sometimes,” “Solara,” “With Sympathy,” “Marchin’ On,” “Knights of Malta” and Seek and You Shall Destroy.”  . ...Read Full Story

Scott Stapp Sued For $1.2 Million For Not Touring With Art of Anarchy

Art of Anarchy have filed a lawsuit against singer Scott Stapp, demanding $1.2 million.  The band claims he refused to tour and promote their 2017 album The Madness. Stapp, formerly of Creed, was hired in place of Scott Weiland, who was also the subject of a lawsuit and countersuit with the band at the time of his death in 2015. The lineup includes former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, and Disturbed bassist John Moyer. The Madness followed the band’s self-titled 2015 debut.  Group leaders Jonathan and Vincent Votta filed their claim against Stapp in New York Supreme Court saying they’d paid the singer $200,000 for “services to be rendered.”  They claim Stapp had performed at only 18 concerts, at least 22 less than they required from him. . ...Read Full Story

Tool’s Adam Jones Reveals March Recording Start for New Album

Last week, Maynard James Keenan offered an update on Tool’s new album, stating that “words and melodies 100% done,” with the exception of one song. Now guitarist Adam Jones has added that the plan to begin recording the long awaited album will begin in March. Jones revealed the news in response to an Instagram photo from Sebastian Bach, who had recently visited the studio along with Buzz Osborne and had previewed some of the new music. Jones stated in response: “Huge fun & honor performing all the new tunes for Guinea pigs Sebastian & #KingBuzz b4 the recording starts in March. Still instrumentals with Mjk in town work on killer lyrics. Exciting.” Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, was released in 2006.  In the meantime, the band’s members have taken part in other projects. And back in 2014, Danny Carey and Adam Jones revealed that an ongoing lawsuit had delayed the start of a new album. Once that suit was settled in 2015, Tool have toured intermittently over the last couple of years.. ...Read Full Story

Foreigner Announce Live Orchestral CD/DVD Release

Last year, Foreigner recast some of their biggest hits in a over the course of 2 orchestral shows, and soon fans all over the world will be able to hear the results. The group’s latest live release, Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, captures the May 2017 shows in Lucerne, Switzerland. Due in stores April 27 and available to pre-order now, it will be available as a CD/DVD package as well as a double vinyl LP. Foreigner will be back on the road this summer as part of a package tour that includes Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. . ...Read Full Story

Journey’s Jonathan Cain Wants To Put Feud With Guitarist Neal Schon Behind Them

Journey keyboardist and guitarist Jonathan Cain says it’s time for the band to move on after bandmate Neal Schon slammed him for visiting the White House last year. Schon expressed anger in August 2017 when Cain, vocalist Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory visited Donald Trump under the Journey name; the guitarist felt it should have been a private matter and not involve the band. Cain has now spoken to Rolling Stone about the spat, saying it’s time for all of them to put it behind them and move forward. Cain said, “for me, it was a historical chance to go and it wasn’t political. I’m a history buff and was dying to see where all this history took place.” He continued “Neal and I weren’t on speaking terms during that time. He was bashing me, so I didn’t think he would want to come. That’s all.”  According to Cain, their relationship is strained but said “At this point, I’ll see him at rehearsals for the tour… we meet when we get on the road.”  Journey will head out on tour with Def Leppard across North America later this year.. ...Read Full Story

Marilyn Manson Accused Of Harassment By Actress Charlyne Yi

After Marilyn Manson appeared to suffer another onstage meltdown in New York on Feb. 15, an accusation of harassment from House actress Charlyne Yi was posted on her Twitter account.  Manson was completing a run of shows that had been rescheduled as a result of his stage accident last year, but when he appeared at the Paramount Theatre in Huntingdon, NY, he only managed to deliver a handful of songs before throwing away his microphone and accusing the audience of not loving him and walking off. After the a video of the incident surfaces, Yi wrote a series of tweets in which she claimed she and others had endured unacceptable treatment from the shock-rocker in 2012.  Yi wrote in part: “yes this happened a long time ago – on the last season of House he came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show & he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a China man.” She added: “I genuinely hope he gets help.”. ...Read Full Story