Today we'll go from Canada to California! Old school & new announcements for Next Year!
Let's get into it, shall we?!
Canadian juggernaut NICKELBACK is back with their 8th studio album, "No Fixed Address". CHAD KRUGER and company have been the butt of many a jokes over the years, but in the end it's them laughing all the way to the bank when you consider they've sold 50 Million albums worldwide! Catch them live at the SPRINT CENTER in March, on the 2nd, with opening act THE PRETTY RECKLESS.
IN THIS MOMENT were just in town at the MIDLAND THEATER, recently. They're out on tour in support of their latest offering, "Black Widow", which according to front-woman MARIA BRINK is a much darker side of herself than she's ever put out there before. This is, also, their first album with ATLANTIC RECORDS.
Outer space rockers MONSTER MAGNET put out "Milking the Stars: A Reimagining of Last Patrol". This is one of those bands I hope to eventually see!
I'm pretty sure I know what I want from St. Nick for X-Mas this year!! Just the reissue, on vinyl, of the debut album "Life Time" by ROLLINS BAND!! This is the first full-length studio album from Rollins Band & was produced by hardcore punk legend, IAN MacKaye!
UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE
Looks like UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES will be releasing FOUR essential albums by ROB ZOMBIE on limited edition picture disc vinyl! "Hellbilly Deluxe" "The Sinister Urge" "Educated Horses" & "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor on December the 12th"!
Other announcements that have come down the pike the last few days/weeks include:
ASKING ALEXANDRIA "Live from Brixton & Beyond" 2 Disc DVD in December on the 15th via SUMERIAN RECORDS.
MARILYN MANSON "The Pale Emperor" due out January 20th.
KID ROCK "Last Kiss" expected February 24th.
SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR Front-man COREY TAYLOR pens his 3rd book "You're Making Me Hate You" June 30th
AC/DC "Rock or Bust" December 2nd
SMASHING PUMPKINS "Monuments to an Elegy" December 9th
ROB ZOMBIE Limited Ed. Picturedisc Vinyl "Hellbilly Deluxe" "The Sinister Urge" "Educated Horses" & "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor" December 12th
ASKING ALEXANDRIA "Live from Brixton & Beyond" 2 Disc DVD December 15th
2015 Expectations MARILYN MANSON "The Pale Emperor" January 20th
PAPA ROACH "F.E.A.R" January 27th KID ROCK "First Kiss" February 24th
COREY TAYLOR "You're Making Me Hate You" Book June 30th
(No Date Yet, In Production)
FAITH NO MORE ALICE COOPER Covers THE DOORS, HENDRIX, THE WHO, JOHN LENNON + More DANZIG working on ELVIS covers "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" comic book drawn by TROY LITTLE BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock) REV THEORY ROB ZOMBIE
DROWNING POOL D.R.I. SCORPIONS Celebrating 50 years! SMASHING PUMPKINS "Day for Night" FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH P.O.D KORN'S BRIAN "HEAD" WELCH Memoir "With My Eyes Open" CLUTCH STEVEN TYLER SOLO STONE SOUR COVERS ALBUM BIOHAZARD ALL THAT REMAINS THE PRETTY RECKLESS Acoustic P.O.D. Acoustic TREMONTI SOILWORK Live DVD SEVENDUST Live DVD ANTHRAX RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' FLEA Memoir TOOL Who F*cking Knows
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The man who was reportedly approached about killing two people by AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has described the musician as a "good fella," but denied knowing anything about the murder-plot allegations. Ruddwas arrested by New Zealand police and charged with attempting to procure a murder. Rudd also faces charges of possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of threatening to kill. Rudd's home in New Zealand was raided by police on Thursday morning (November 6) and the 60-year-old drummer was taken to court, where he entered no plea to the charges later that afternoon. He was released on bail and will reappear in court on November 27. Rudd is alleged to have tried to hire a hitman to kill two men. Their names and that of the intended hitman were not released to the media. If convicted, Rudd faces a maximum of 10 years in jail.
The alleged events reportedly took place between September 25 and September 26.
The alleged intended hitman befriended Rudd after meeting him when he ran a parlor in Tauranga. The man, who said police called him yesterday morning to inform him of Rudd's arrest, told the Bay Of Plenty Times the drummer would often let him drive his cars and would take him on trips in his helicopter or they would go fishing together.
However, as of late, Rudd had become irritable and was doing things that were negatively affecting his long-term relationships.
"He's burning the ones who care about him," the man said.
"The joys of being a rock star, always in the spotlight," he added. "You've got to feel sorry for him — just the expectations everyone has of him. He's a good fella. He's got a big heart."
When asked about murder-plot allegations, the man replied: "I don't know what you're talking about."