KISS have officially cancelled their Manchester show that was set to take place May 30th, following the terror attack earlier this week that killed 22 and injured another 119. A statement from the band reads, in part, “We are heartbroken by the atrocity committed against the innocent victims of Manchester. We sadly will not to be able to play Manchester Arena on the 30th May. We have always looked forward to these shows and our local fans, but in light of recent events a cancelled rock show seems of such little consequence.”
Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood is recovering following surgery to remove a small lesion from his lungs that was discovered during a routine screening. It’s a nice present for Ron, who turns 70 next Thursday. He’s expected to make a full recovery ahead of the band’s fall European tour September 9th in Hamburg, Germany.
Billy Idol fans are getting another chance to get their hands on the limited edition triple vinyl “BFI LIVE!” album with the release of a new second pressing, which originally sold out as part of the 2016 Record Store Day promotion. You can pick it up at Billy’s online store. Billy has also announced some new Las Vegas residency shows for October.
Muse are set to release a compilation called Origin Of Muse later this year, and frontman Matt Bellamy has given more detail about what the album contains, including their first two albums, plus all of the other songs and demos that they recorded around that time; basically a musical story of how they arrived at their “Origin of Symmetry” album.