Smashing Pumpkins Teaming with Marilyn Manson for ‘The End Times Tour’

Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson will co-headline The End Times Tour, kicking off July 7 in Concord, CA and wrapping August 7 in Cincinnati.  Tickets go on sale April 3.

The Pumpkins will be touring in support of their album Monuments to an Elegy, while Manson is promoting his latest, The Pale Emperor.

Here are the tour dates:

7/7 — Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
7/9 — Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/10 — Las Vegas, NV, The Joint
7/11 — Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
7/13 — Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/15 — Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/16 — Houston, TX, NRG Arena
7/18 — San Antonio, TX, Freeman Coliseum
7/19 — Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Live
7/20 — New Orleans, LA, Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
7/22 — Miami, FL, Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
7/24 — Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
7/25 — Atlanta, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/26 — Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater
7/28 — Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/29 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
7/31 — Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/1 — Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino
8/2 — Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
8/4 — Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/5 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/7 — Chicago, IL, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
8/8 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center

JEFF HANNEMAN RECORDINGS WILL APPEAR ON NEXT SLAYER ALBUM

Tom Araya from Slayer confirmed with Revolver recently that the late Jeff Hanneman’s playing will in fact appear on Slayer’s next album. They had started working on it three years ago and got a little bit of contribution from Jeff before he passed.

“The whole process of this album started three years ago, when Jeff was still a part of it. There is one track on there that we recorded with him, that he did play on, which was completely done except we hadn’t finalized the vocals for it. So we were fortunate to have something that he had participated in.”

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System of a Down Have Been Working on Music, New Studio Album May Be on the Way

A System of a Down comeback could be coming sooner than later.

Bassist Shavo Odadjian has revealed the band has written new songs together, and that

‘there’s a very good chance’ they will return to the studio to record what could finally be the long-awaited follow-up to 2005’s Mezmerize/Hypnotize double album.

‘I don’t have a date,’ he said.

‘We’re keeping it to ourselves. We’re getting back to the bullshit of being together.’

Odadjian’s comments echo a recent update from Serj Tankian. In January, the frontman noted that he’d already written material for a potential SOAD release.

‘I have a few that could apply, but I’m not sure until the time comes where I can actually play them for the guys and see if it’s something that vibes off them,’ he said.

The earliest the band could lay down new music? Immediately after their upcoming ‘Wake Up the Souls’ tour, which kicks off next month.

‘We are going to play this tour, come back and we’re going to see where we are,’ Tankian explained.

“If we have songs that work for System, if I have them and Daron [Malakian, guitar] has them. The openness is there to work together, but we haven’t made any particular plans that we can announce.”

BREAKING BENJAMIN RELEASE FIRST NEW SONG IN 6 YEARS

Breaking Benjamin have now released their new song “Failure” after being on a 5 year hiatus.

In 2010, the band decided to split so singer Ben Burnley could focus on some health issues. The band also had some tension rise after dealing with court battles after a greatest hits album was released without Ben Burnley’s permission.

They now plan to release their new album Dark Before Down which is expected out on June 23.

OZZY OSBOURNE GETS HIS OWN COMIC BOOK

A brand new comic book biography about Ozzy’s life is currently in the works. ‘Ozzy Osbourne: The Metal Madman”, created by Bluewater Productions will be released in both print and digital form later this week.
The comic was written by Michael L. Frizell and Jayfri Hashim with art by Hashim, and features a cover by famed horror artist Stefano Cardoselli.

‘Ozzy’s legacy is well known,’ said Frizell. ‘A lot of research went into creating the script. One misstep, and the fans will know! Jayfri and I wanted to respect that legend — and the fans — by giving them something both familiar and unexpected. Writing about real people is often difficult, and when it’s someone like Ozzy who’s made himself tough to define and is a mainstay in the tabloids, we are challenged to find new ways to tell that well-known story.’

TOOL SETTLES LENGTHY LAWSUIT, HOPES TO SPEED UP NEW ALBUM PROGRESS

In a new interview with Yahoo! Music, Adam Jones says the band has now put a very lengthy lawsuit behind them and hope to have their new album out by the end of the year. He said the band has one song done and 10 more in various states of completion.

For years, Tool have been involved in a lengthy lawsuit brought about by their own insurers that was stifling the band financially and creatively. However, after eight years and millions of dollars in legal fees, a new judge assigned to the case took the reins and pushed it towards a resolution and ultimately a settlement that sided in favor of Tool.

‘We moved over to a North L.A. courthouse and we had a brand-new judge, who was fantastic,’ Jones told Yahoo!

‘You know what his name was? Randy Rhodes! I knew the power of metal, and my appreciation of metal was someday going to be like a guardian angel.’

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HALESTORM PERFORMS NEW SONG “I AM THE FIRE” LIVE

Ahead of their April 14 release of their new album Into The Wild Life, Halestorm performed a new song live in the UK this week called “I Am the Fire.” The track starts with a slow, bluesy opening, and then quickly builds to a big chorus.

You can see Halestorm perform at Rockfest in KC on May 30 along with Rob Zombie, Anthrax, Volbeat and many more. Get tickets here.

(WATCH) KURT COBAIN “MONTAGE OF HECK” DOCUMENTARY TRAILER

On May 4, HBO will air Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, an intimate documentary about the life of Kurt Cobain. The film, produced by his daughter Frances, premiered at the 2015 Sundance film festival this year and features songs and performances by Nirvana (some never-before-heard), home movies, journals, photography and much more.

Take a look at the first trailer. It’s goosebumps-worthy.