Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has cancelled his fall solo tour of Europe, which was to be in support of his solo album debut, “Head Job.” The announcement reads, “Unforeseen last-minute circumstances and key logistical and technical issues have resulted in having to take this much regrettable action… Phil remains in good health and circumstances beyond his control have taken place.” The current plan is to reschedule the shows in the spring.
Bruce Springsteen is to set to release a 1978 concert in Houston, TX, with the E Street Band with proceeds earmarked for the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund, which will help those affected by the hurricane devastation in Texas as well as in Florida. It was originally released as part of the Darkness on the Edge of Town box set in 2010. Houston ’78 is available now as MP3 and hi-resolution downloads or as a 2 CD set. You can order it today at Springsteen’s official site.
Peter Hook’s distinctive bass helped define the sound of Joy Division and its successor New Order. He left the band in 2007 and in 2011 former bandmates set up a new company to manage their finances. Peter sued, alleging that he was cut out of $2.3 million in earnings. After a years-long legal dispute, Hook and the members of New Order have reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount.
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has revealed a trailer for his upcoming short film, Pillbox. Music from Corgan’s forthcoming full-length, Ogilala, provides the soundtrack for the film and the trailer. Pillbox will be screened at theaters in in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York next month. Tickets for the screenings go on sale September 22nd at 11 a.m. PST and will available on Ogilala.com. Screening attendees will receive limited-edition posters.