Stone Temple Pilots have announced their first tour dates since bringing new singer Jeff Gutt on board as the replacement for the late Scott Weiland. It’s for a short west-coast tour of the U.S. starting March 2nd in Santa Clarita, California, and followed by a few music festival appearances in the spring. Have a listen to “Meadow”, the first STP song released with Jeff on vocals; a full album is expected in the spring.
Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed, who joined the group in the early ‘90’s, is set to release his debut solo album early next year. It’ll be called Rock N’ Roll Ain’t Easy, and contain 12 songs, some of which include a guest appearance by Dizzy’s GN’R bandmate Richard Fortus. Check out the first single, “This Don’t Look Like Vegas” here: http://ow.ly/qgXz30h1uE6
Bryan Singer has been let go as the director of the Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody. Production halted a few days ago. Tensions on set have grown on set over Singer’s absences, particularly between him and actor Rami Malek, who is playing Freddie Mercury in the film. It’s been reported that cinematographer Thomas Newton Sigel has had to fill in for the director on several days when Singer went missing. A replacement director is expected to be announced soon.
Royal Blood have announced that they will be returning stateside for dates for a spring 2018 US tour in support of their latest album, “How Did We Get So Dark?” Following a series of shows opening for Queens Of The Stone Age, the duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher will launch their own headlining run in Brooklyn, NY on May 28. Queens Of The Stone Age and Royal Blood play Budweiser Gardens in London on May 24th.
Franz Ferdinand have released a new music video for the song “Always Ascending.” The song is the title track to the band’s new album, which is set to debut on Feb. 9. Watch it here: