AC/DC singer Brian Johnson performed the band’s 1980 classic, “Back In Black”, with Muse at UK’s Reading Festival yesterday (August 27). It was the first encore tune of their closing night headline set. The Reading appearance marked the second surprise live performance by Johnson this year, following a guest spot alongside Robert Plant at a Paul Rodgers show in Oxford, UK in May. Brian had to leave AC/DC recent world tour due to hearing problems.
Van Halen bassist and guitarist Eddie’s son Wolfgang has been sharing the progress that he’s been making on his upcoming solo album, which he’s been working on for a couple of years now. Wolfgang is reportedly playing everything on the album himself – from guitars, drums and bass to keyboards and vocals. There’s no timetable for the project’s release has been revealed to date.
Metallica continue to crush the competition when it comes to raking in the cash on summer tour. Ten concerts between May 10 and June 18 brought in a whopping $49,571,719. By comparison, second place Tim McGraw and Faith Hill brought in $8,953,066 from seven shows during the same timeframe. Metallica kicked off their WorldWired Tour last October to support Hardwired’To Self-Destruct, the band’s tenth studio album.
Tom Petty was on social media yesterday to tell his fans that he is feeling much better as he continues to recover from a bout of laryngitis and bronchitis that forced him to postpone several shows this past week. It looks like he’s be ready to go for shows in California later this week.
Queens of the Stone Age new album, Villains, came out on Friday (Aug. 25). In honor of the release, the band has shared a stripped down version of their new single “The Way You Used to Do” That was recorded at a radio station over in Germany.