Slash has confirmed that he will reconnect with Miles Kennedy and his Conspirators for a third studio album. The five-piece outfit, which also includes drummer Brent Fitz, bassist Todd Kerns and guitarist Frank Sidoris, recently re-entered the studio with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette and they’ve started looking ahead to the fall for the release of their still-untitled third album. A North American tour is expected as well. While Slash has been touring with Guns N’ Roses, Kennedy recently released his critically-hailed solo debut album Year of the Tiger.
Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show Springsteen on Broadway has added 81 additional performances, extending his stay at the Walter Kerr Theatre until Dec. 15. The extra dates will begin July 10 with tickets going on sale March 29 at 11 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. This marks the third extension for Springsteen on Broadway following its initial eight-week run in October. The second leg of the music icon’s New York residency ends on June 30. Due to high demand, only fans who previously registered for the sale (and have not previously purchased tickets) will be eligible to receive an invitation to the sale. A digital lottery will also be held for those interested in buying tickets after the initial sale.
The classic lineup of Dokken has been captured on the upcoming Return to the East Live 2016, which will be released April 20 on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital download. Return to the East Live 2016 will also include “It’s Just Another Day,” a brand new song recorded especially for the album. You can pre-order Return to the East Live 2016 by clicking here. You can go to their PledgeMusic page for more information. Watch the video for “It’s Just Another Day” in the linked article below.
Queens of the Stone Age have released a creepy, animated music video for their song, “Head Like a Haunted House.” The video—which was directed by Liam Lynch—shows frontman Josh Homme (or his head actually, which is attached to an animated body) in a soundproofed cell, in a bed surrounded by skeletons, at a creepy seance and trapped in any number of other strange scenarios. Queens of the Stone Age released Villains last August and now the band is set to embark on another North American tour. They just wrapped up a few shows in Latin America, in addition to finishing their first North American trek in support of Villains.
Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan says that work is continuing on what will be a new studio album. The band have released two United World Rebellion EPs, and Bolan confirmed the third and final installment will now be released as a full-length record. According to Bolan, it will feature some famous collaborations. Bolan said, “We’ve got a lot of really cool songs. It’s the first time in our career we’ve written with people that weren’t just outside guys. We worked with friends like like Corey Taylor and wrote a really cool song – and the cool part is he’s a Skid Row fan, and we’re Stone Sour and Slipknot fans. And then Lzzy and Joe from Halestorm came up with some cool stuff after all the laughter was done.” There’s no word yet on when the as-yet-untitled album will launch. It will feature frontman ZP Theart who was confirmed as a full-time Skid Row member last year following the 2015 departure of Tony Harnell.