The audience at Buckcherry’s Atlantic City gig this week were the first to hear a song live and to hear some news. At the show, the band performed a track called “Say F**k It” and before it, singer Josh Todd told the crowd that this summer, they’re releasing an EP called F**k. “Say F**k It” will be on the set, and all the other songs on it will also have the F-word in their titles. The rocker had previously revealed there would be a theme to the EP. A release date hasn’t been set yet but you can stay up to date at Buckcherry.com and check out fan-filmed footage of the performance of “Say F**k It” online. Josh told PopCultureMadness.com that working on the EP was “probably one of the funnest times I’ve had writing songs.”
On Sunday, Duff McKagan returned to Guns N’ Roses and played his first full concert with the band since 1997 and now, you can see it! The group’s gig from Buenos Aires, Argentina includes hits like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “November Rain,” plus covers of The Misfits’ “Attitude” and The Stooges’ “Raw Power.” Duff is filling in for bassist Tommy Stinson, who reunited for some gigs withThe Replacements. McKagan will be with the group for four more shows in South America. See the video of the first concert online.When singer Axl Rose introduced Duff, he told the crowd to give “a hearty welcome to the new guy, Mr. Duff McKagan.”
Black Sabbath have found success once again with their latest album, 13, featuring original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. So will there be a follow-up to it? Ozzy told the Toronto Sun, “All I can say is, ‘I never say never anymore,’adding, “If everybody agrees and we don’t take 500 years again to make another album, I’m up for it. I wouldn’t mind doing another Sabbath album.” Meanwhile, Tony spoke to Canada’s TheCoast.ca about original drummer Bill Ward, who dropped out of the album due to a contract dispute. Iommi revealed it was a “shame” that happened but it needed to for them to get to work since if they were waiting for things to be ironed out with him, they’d “still be waiting now.” However, he added he’s been emailing with Bill and stated, “Who knows, one day we may play together.” Stay up to date with the band at BlackSabbath.com.. Sabbath is currently on the road again and you can get all their dates at their website.
Slash and his solo band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, have finished recording the guitarist’s third solo album, and Slash has posted the proof on Twitter. The rocker uploaded a photo of a chart that shows everything that needed to be recorded for the effort, and it’s all checked off. It also reveals the working titles for the 16 songs and one instrumental track. No word yet on when the record will come out, but it might happen in time for Slash’s upcoming tour with Aerosmith, which kicks off later this year. Stay up to date at Twitter.com/Slash. Among the working song titles are “I Wanna Pull Your Hair,” “It Puts the Lotion on its Skynard,” “Safari Inn,” “Rhapsody in B,” “Manual Automation,” “You’re the Truth,” “Noho Blues” and “Dirty Girl.” Are you excited for Slash’s next album?
Catacombs of the Black Vatican, the latest album from Black Label Society, hits shelves on Tuesday (4/8). The effort includes songs like “Fields of Unforgiveness,” “My Dying Time,” “Scars,” “Shades of Gray,” “Damn the Flood” plus six others and two bonus tracks. Singer Zakk Wylde told us how he always prefers his latest songs since they truly represent where he is at now. Pick up Catacombs of the Black Vatican on Tuesday. You can also see Black Label Society playing those fresh songs off of it live. Get all their dates at the band’s website. Black Label Society’s last album was 2009’s Order of the Black, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. Will you be getting Catacombs of the Black Vatican?
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Incubus singer Brandon Boyd just got a new job – he’ll be starring as “Judas” in a new touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar. The show’s North American arena tour begins on June 9th in New Orleans and on Good Morning America, Brandon called it “completely new” and “incredible.” The show will also star Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams and N’Sync’sJC Chasez. Tickets go on sale next week. Brandon has created tons of music, written books, made some art and now he’ll be on stage. Jesus Christ Superstar debuted on Broadway in 1971. It dramatizes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, his betrayal by Judas and his crucifixion. Will you be heading out to see the show?