Oli Herbert, a guitarist and original member of the rock group All That Remains, has died at 44, his band announced. A cause of death has not been revealed. “We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All That Remains, has passed away,” reads a post shared to the All That Remains Facebook page. Herbert, the lead guitarist for All That Remains, founded the group with singer Phil Labonte in Springfield, Mass. in 1998. The rock group has released eight albums over the years and has another, “Victim of the New Disease,” due out on Nov. 9.
Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell will release his new solo album, Kind Heaven, in 2019. The singer makes the announcement after signing an exclusive worldwide deal with BMG. Kind Heaven is also the title of Farrell’s upcoming immersive theater experience in Las Vegas. The album will feature guest musicians such as Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, Dhani Harrison and many more. Farrell will debut his new band and music at a special concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on December 2, headlining The Festival of Lights benefit in support of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation. Earlier this year, Farrell announced the Kind Heaven theater experience, which will debut in Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade sometime in 2019. Learn more about Kind Heaven here.
Godsmack announced that they’ve postponed their fall 2018 European tour, following the news that guitarist Tony Rombola’s son has died. A message from vocalist Sully Erna stated, “with my deepest regrets, and on behalf of our guitarist Tony and his wife Sue, I am personally writing this message to all of our fans worldwide to inform you that Tony and his family have suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to endure. Tony and Sue’s son Joe Fay passed away last week, unexpectedly, at the young age of 34. He was one of the kindest and most humble guys I had ever met. And most importantly, he was a FAN. Just like all of you. He literally lived the success of Godsmack through his dad. He was always so excited and proud just to be around all of us, and we will all miss him deeply.” Erna stated that the band would resume touring in early 2019, and will honor all the European tour dates they will miss. The European tour was set to begin on Oct. 29 in Stockholm, Sweden, concluding on Nov. 27 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Show announcements are expected to be revealed soon.
The Experience Hendrix tour, the multi-artist touring event that began back in 2000, will head out on the road across the US once again in early 2019. Celebrating the music Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, Jonny Lang and Eric Johnson will be joined by a star-studded lineup of artists on the road trip, which will kick off in Florida on March 3, 2019. Dave Mustaine will make his Experience Hendrix debut along with Joe Satriani, Dweezil Zappa, Dug Pinnick, Chris Clayton, Mato Nanji, Ernie Isley, Kenny Aronoff, Slide Brothers, Henri Brown and Kevin McCormack. Special guests include Taj Mahal, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas. A total of 30 shows are planned, each lasting three hours. You can see the full list of dates below.
SOULFLY has announced its first tour in support of its upcoming album, “Ritual”. The tour is set to lauch someetime in January/February of 2019, and will feature support from KATAKLYSM, INCITE, CHAOSEUM, ALUKAH and SKINFLINT. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m. local time. Confirmed dates so far include Albuquerque, NM, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX and New Orleans, LA. Click below for further information and dates.