Probably the biggest rock news in a bit … AC/DC have finished recording their latest studio album. That’s the good news! The down-note is … because of his ongoing health issues, founding member Malcolm Young was unable to contribute to the new album. But, they’re keeping it in the family as Stevie Young, Malcolm’s nephew, picked up the guitar to fill the void. Brian Johnson recently said that recording the new album with Malcolm being absent was difficult. He even said he wanted to call the album Man Down but noted that’s a bit negative even though it was straight from the heart. We’re not sure what the album will be called or when it’ll be released. The new album is the follow up to 2008’s Black Ice.
Cruecify drum coaster
Motley Crue performed last night in St. Louis and some QLZ listeners got their chance to see the band on their last tour. The band is out touring with opening act Alice Cooper. Most venues are able to feature Tommy Lee’s “Cruecify” drum coaster, but Lee put out a Tweet saying not all venues can handle it.
Love acts for Sons
Move over Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love has a role on Sons of Anarchy. The Kurt Cobain widow and Hole front woman be part of the cast for the seventh and final season of the hit cable TV drama about an outlaw motorcycle gang. That marks her acting debut on a TV drama. Love has had acting gigs in the past, including the biopic about Larry Flynt. In Sons of Anarchy, Love will play a preschool teacher of one of the lead characters’ sons. There’s reported to be some fireworks in the mix for Love’s role. It was reported earlier this year that Marilyn Manson is also playing a featured roll in the show. Dave Navarro participated in several seasons as a tattooed gang member. The show’s final season premiers September on FX.
Reacting to headbanger injury
Motorhead’s drummer is reacting to the recent headbaning injury of a fan saying he feels for the guy and is sorry that he had to get a drill to the head, but says that’s proof that Motorhead is the heaviest band out there! And, the will send the injured fan a hockey helmet.
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