Panic! At The Disco has shared a new song called "King Of The Clouds" just four days ahead of the June 22nd release of the band's sixth studio album, Pray For The Wicked. The song is the fourth to be previewed off the new LP, following "High Hopes," "(F**k A) Silver Lining" and "Say Amen (Saturday Night)," which currently sits at Number Two on the Modern Rock airplay chart.
The previous Panic! album, Death Of A Bachelor, was the outfit's first album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart in January 2016.
The band has also announced that the second leg of its Pray For The Wicked North American arena tour will kick off on January 10th in Buffalo, New York, concluding on February 20th in Sacramento, California. The first leg of the trek runs from July 11th in Minneapolis through August 18th in Las Vegas.
Singer Brendan Urie told us a while back that the band has adapted well over the years to playing large venues: "As you can tell, you definitely lose an intimacy with fans being up close, but in losing that, we give them back an incredible live show. I mean, it's not just a rock concert, you know, it's a production. My favorite part of the show is when the curtains open, we're revealed, and the fans' and the crowd's faces all light up and they're just amazed by, you know, the spectacle, and that's the payoff." :
January 10 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center
January 12 - Laval, QC - Place Bell
January 13 - Manchester, NH - SNHU Arena
January 15 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
January 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
January 18 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
January 19 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center
January 20 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
January 22 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
January 23 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
January 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
January 26 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
January 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
January 29 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Van Andel Arena
January 30 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
February 1 - Omaha, NE - CenturyLink Center
February 2 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
February 4 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
February 5 - St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
February 6 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum
February 8 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
February 9 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
February 12 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
February 14 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
February 15 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
February 16 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
February 19 - Oakland, CA - ORACLE Arena
February 20 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
AUDIO: PANIC! AT THE DISCO'S BRENDAN URIE ON PLAYING LARGE VENUES
Metallica has donated its monetary award from the Polar Music Prize to three charities. Fifty percent of the prize, which was the Swedish equivalent of just over $130,000, went to the Stockholm City Mission, which supports the homeless. Twenty-five percent went to the World Childhood Foundation and the final 25 percent to the Afghanistan National Institute Of Music, also a recipient of this year's Prize.
Metallica was awarded the prestigious Swedish prize last Thursday night (June 14th) at a ceremony in Stockholm, where drummer Lars Ulrich
and bassist Robert Trujillo
frontman Tobias Forge
, along with members of Swedish metal act Candlemass
and the duo Vargas & Lagola
, honor the band with a performance of the Metallica classic "Enter Sandman." Ulrich and Trujillo accepted the prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf
of Sweden. In his acceptance speech, Ulrich said, "Who would have thought, when Metallica started this musical journey 37 years ago, that one day we would be standing in front of both musical royalty and actual royalty, accepting one of the most prestigious prizes that can be bestowed upon musicians."
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators will release a new album titled Living The Dream on September 21st via Slash's own label, Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2014's World On Fire is Slash's fourth solo album, and third with his band The Conspirators, which features Myles Kennedy on vocals, Brent Fitz on drums, Todd Kerns on bass and Frank Sidoris on guitar.
The band will support the 12-song collection disc by embarking on a fall tour of the U.S. and Canada, beginning on September 13th in Los Angeles and running as of now through October 14th at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.
Slash told us that working with the Conspirators since mid-2010 has been one of the best experiences of his career: "When I hooked up with Myles, and hooked up with Brent and Todd, it was just really, 'Let's just have a good time doing this.' And everybody is doing just that, just having a good time doing what they do best, and it's been very cohesive." :
September 13 - Whisky A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
September 15 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ
September 16 - Kaaboo Del Mar - Del Mar, CA
September 18 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, CA
September 19 - Fillmore - Denver, CO
September 21 - Paradise Cove Margaritaville - Tulsa, OK
September 22 - Winstar - Thackerville, OK
September 24 - Stubbs - Austin, TX
September 26 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
September 28 - Louder Than Life - Louisville, KY
September 29 - Four Winds Casino Resort - New Buffalo, MI
October 1 - Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ
October 2 - Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
October 4 - Casino Rama - Rama, Canada
October 5 - Pier 17 at South Street Seaport - New York, NY
October 6 - Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT
October 9 - Paramount - Huntington, NY
October 10 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
October 11 - House Of Blues - Boston, MA
October 14 - Aftershock - Sacramento, CA
AUDIO: SLASH ON WORKING WITH THE CONSPIRATORS
Frances Bean Cobain has put her Los Angeles mansion on the market for $2.7 million, shortly after winning possession of it in her acrimonious divorce settlement with ex-husband Isaiah Silva. According to Variety, Cobain paid $1.8 million in 2011 for the Spanish Colonial in the Hollywood Hills, after inheriting 37 percent of the estate of her late father, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
The 3,357 square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1930 and features a gated entrance, period tile, hardware, wrought iron, stained glass, a spacious living room and a central fireplace, while the kitchen is equipped with Viking appliances, a farmhouse sink and walk-in pantry. The garage, which is detached from the house, has been converted into a recording studio and screening room.
Frances reached a settlement over the division of property in her divorce from Silva last month. Silva won ownership of the famous guitar that Kurt Cobain played on the band's classic episode of MTV Unplugged. Silva claimed that Frances gave the 1959 Martin D-18E to him as a present, while Frances denied gifting the instrument to him.
Silva has since sued Frances' mother, Courtney Love, claiming that Love conspired with former Britney Spears manager Sam Lutfi to have Silva murdered after he refused to return the guitar to Frances.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee engaged in a war of words with his 22-year-old son Brandon via social media on Father's Day (Sunday, June 17th), with the latter posting an image on Instagram of what appeared to be Tommy laid out on the floor in a T-shirt and underwear after Brandon hit him in a March incident.
Tommy Lee took to Instagram to honor his dad, while remarking on his own failures as a father. He wrote in part, "Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don't know the value of things. If they break something, they don't care because they know they'll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don't care because so many people tell them it's OK. I never wanted this for my kids."
Tommy also blamed his ex-wife and the mother of his two children, Pamela Anderson, for "enabling bad behavior and buying them things when they weren't good . . . I love my boys but they can be a****les too and that's the truth (Cue Honest Guy music)."
A short time later, Brandon took to Instagram to share a screenshot of his dad's post along with an accompanying message that appeared to reference the incident in March when he allegedly assaulted his father at Tommy's home in Calabasas, California. Brandon wrote, "Remember what happened last time you said this s**t? night night."
Brandon continued, "You gotta show up to be a Dad big guy. If you think we're so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games. Someone like you couldn't raise a man like me . . . Just move on dude... WE ALL HAVE. Or I'll put you right back to f**kin sleep."
A follow-up post from Brandon was a video of his father, apparently unconscious, in a T-shirt and underwear lying on the floor. Brandon captioned the clip, "Look a little sleepy there Tommy." The video was later removed.
Brandon claimed that he punched Tommy in the face while defending himself during a drunken brawl back in March, but Tommy disputed that account, saying that he and his fiancee were in bed when Brandon burst into the room and assaulted his father.