You can now call him Sir Lars. Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has been knighted by the royal family of Denmark. Lars received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Dannebrog from Margrethe II, the Queen of Denmark. Instituted in 1671, the Order is given to Danish citizens who have merited the special decoration for meritorious civil or military service, for a particular contribution to the arts, sciences or business life.
Queen and Adam Lambert have announced shows for a spring 2018 tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour will hit six cities, starting in Auckland, New Zealand on February 17. The shows will feature a new stage production, and the band are promising a few surprise additions to the setlist since their last visit Down Under in 2014.
Queens of the Stone Age are continuing to teas fans about the release of their as-yet-untitled new album. They’ve launched a new teaser website that features an old-school TV; each channel (for now) is filled with static, and the set is adorned with a number of phrases that may or may not be titles to new songs. Check it out at www.QOTSA.com
Following years of planning, fundraising and development, Seattle’s Jimi Hendrix Park is finally ready for its official debut. It will be unveiled to the public from noon to 5PM on Sunday, June 17th. Festivities begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by public officials as well as Hendrix’s sister Janie. A walkway laid out toward the park’s central plaza doubles as a timeline of Hendrix’s life, with lyrics from his songs “Little Wing” and “Angel” etched into a purple ribbon pictured along the way, and natural attractions include four rain gardens and a butterfly garden.