All That Remains just had their their single “Two Weeks” certified gold by the RIAA. “Two Weeks” came off the band’s 2008 album Overcome, and the gold single was the first for the band. Vocalist Phil Labonte said of the honor: “it’s awesome. It’s super cool. A gold record, I can’t believe it. That makes me honestly happy. It’s pretty cool (laughs).” The band’s new album, Victim of the New Disease, drops this Friday, Nov. 9), just weeks after guitarist Oli Herbert’s death. The band is also kicking off a European tour, starting Dec. 1 in Southampton in the United Kingdom, with shows booked through mid-December.
Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell announced the members of his new band, the Kind Heaven Orchestra. The band is named after Kind Heaven, the $90 million immersive performance experience Farrell is co-creating in Las Vegas, which is set to open next year. The Kind Heaven Orchestra perform at the inaugural Bill Graham Festival of Lights, taking place at the Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, on Nov. 30; and will follow-up with a second Festival of Lights show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Dec. 2. The band will also drop an album sometime in 2019. The new band includes former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain, guitarist Nick Maybury, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Cheney and keyboardist Matt Rohde, as well as Farrell’s wife, Etty. Guest appearances on the LP include Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.
Megadeth have been hinting at a new album in 2019, and it looks like the band are already working on music. Dave Mustaine offered a video teasing them at work on a new song from the studio, featuring drummer Dirk Verbeuren. You can check out the clip below. The new album will be the band’s 16th and the follow-up to the Grammy-winning Dystopia. Verbeuren will also be making his first full album appearance for the group after taking over for Chris Adler. Megadeth also just signed on to join Ozzy Osbourne for dates on his North American “No More Tours 2” tour.
Drummer Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch will sit out the band’s fall co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin in order to undergo back surgery. Drum prodigy “The Engine” will be filling in for Spencer in the interim (no full name for “The Engine,” was revealed.) Five Finger Death Punch are currently promoting their And Justice for None album, and their current single “Sham-Pain” currently in the Top 10 at radio. The band’s new tour kicked off yesterday in Wichita, Kansas, and you can see the full list of dates in the link below.
Eric Clapton just released the video for his cover of holiday classic “White Christmas,” appearing on his latest album, Happy Xmas — his 24th studio LP of his career. The 14-track album also contains one original tune, “For Love on Christmas Day.” Said Clapton: “I had in my head that these holiday songs could be done with a slight blues tinge, and I started to figure out how to play the blues lines in between the vocals. I got it down and one of the most identifiable songs on the album, the one that became the foundational style, is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’” You can take a look at Clapton’s video for “White Christmas” in the link below.