Vince Neil had to undergo emergency kidney stone surgery after being rushed from a concert in Australia over the weekend. The Motley Crue front man forced the early end to the show in Sydney Sunday because of intense pain. Bassist Nikki Sixx took to Facebook to update fans that Neil is a trooper and the surgery was successful. Sixx equated Neil to an athlete who takes to the field with an injury for the love of the game and says he’s seen the singer go on stage with broken bones and torn ligaments, but the kidney stone pain was just too much to bare. Neil later took to Facebook to say his surgeon is giving the green light for the singer to appear in Brisbane this week.
We told you last week that there was sure to be an announcement of Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson touring … thanks to a few dates posted on Cooper’s website along with a revealing poster of the Shock Therapy Tour. Now it’s official, the two will be hitting up a few venues across the country, including a show in St. Charles, Missouri, June 25th and in Rockford, Illinois, June 28th.
Old school performance
As a way to entice fans for the upcoming album, Black Sabbath has released vintage performance videos on YouTube. The 24 minute video of the band’s 1975 performance on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert shows the original members of the band, including estranged drummer Bill Ward, performing some classic tunes. Watch that video below or at this link. At that time they were playing in support of their album Sabatoge. Now the band is ramping up for their first album in decades. Titled 13, that album is expected out sometime this summer.
World tour planned
Smashing Pumpkins have announced a tour that includes a few dates in the states and even more in Europe. The band then will end their tour this summer in Japan. The band fronted by Billy Corgan has joined with stage producer Sean Evans who has worked with Roger Waters on some pretty stunning sets. So surely, it’s gonna be a visually stimulating show, but you won’t find the Pumpkins around here. The closest they’re scheduled to central Illinois is Columbus, Ohio May 18th. Then they’re off to Germany.
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