A trio of rare archival recordings from the vaults of David Bowie’s music will be released this summer, two of which are only being made available to brick and mortar record shops. Due to arrive in stores on June 29, the new releases were previously only available on that triple-LP set Welcome to the Blackout; however now they will be available as a double-disc CD title as well as standard and high-definition digital audio. Additionally Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo– Bowie’s soundtrack to the 1978 biopic of German actor Christiane Vera Felscherinow — will be released. And finally David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baa, a limited edition 10″ vinyl run of the 1982 EP that captured Bowie performing five songs written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play Baal, is coming in June as well.
Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider has confirmed his latest solo effort, For the Love of Metal, has been scheduled for a July release. The album is due in stores July 27 and available to pre-order now through Snider’s label. For the Love of Metal finds Snider working alongside Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, who produced the project. Following For the Love of Metal‘s release, Snider will be touring in support of the album, with dates already scheduled for the Skogsröjet Festival in Sweden and the Alcatraz Metal Festival in Belgium during early August. Dee Snider’s official site will have more information.
The trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has just been released and if the teaser is any indication, Freddie Mercury would approve of his portrayal in the biopic. Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury, and the movie chronicles the musical journey of Queen, whose original members also included Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The film honors the group’s iconic lead singer, who died at the age 45 from bronchial pneumonia stemming from AIDS in November 1991, just one day after revealing he had contracted the disease. Queen, who is most famous for their hits “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” among many others, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Check out the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody in the article below.
KORN To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Their Album ‘Follow The Leader’ By Performing At Three Special U.S. Shows
KORN announced they will play three very special shows in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s album “Follow The Leader.” The band will perform Sep. 12 in San Francisco, Sep. 13 in Los Angeles, and Sep. 15 in Las Vegas. Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch said in a recent interview that these will be the band’s only U.S. shows this year before embarking on a major tour in 2019.
Singer Jonathan Davis also recently confirmed that the band is working on its 13th studio album. In the meantime, Davis has been touring to support the upcoming arrival of his new solo album, “Black Labyrinth”, which will be released on May 25.
Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, the reality travel series starring Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack, has been renewed for a third season. The series originally premiered in 2016 and stars Ozzy and Jack visiting different historical and unique sites around the United States. The first season featured the Black Sabbath frontman’s return to The Alamo after his infamous arrest for public intoxication at the landmark in 1982. Season two’s adventures included deep-sea fishing in Key West, Florida and dog sledding in Alaska. Season three of Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour will include eight episodes and is tentatively scheduled to premiere in the summer on A&E. Ozzy is embarking on a farewell tour starting this spring. The trek is expected to last into 2020.