Could it be? Yes it could, but is it? Yes it is! Tool is back in the studio working on new material. A post to the band’s website says now that they’re done with a mini-tour they’ll continue to work on new material and the post alludes to a new album in progress. Did the tour delay that song-writing process? The post goes into how during the recent mini-tour the band was together and that is really where the song-writing process kicked up a gear. The band “spent a considerable portion of … time experimenting with new tunes … [and] might have actually sped things up a bit. But then again, this snifter of cognac is half full.” It’s unclear when a new album will be out, but this update will surely ease fans’ concerns that the band is idle. Clearly, they’re not!
New Halestorm tune performed
Speaking of new music, while performing over in the UK Halestorm performed their new tune “Mayhem,” which quickly was accepted by fans in the audience and online. Fan shot video of the performance is currently circulating online. For how long? Not sure. Check it out today! The band says their getting closer to a new release though there’s no solid timeline.
Will Nirvana perform
Will Nirvana perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony? The CEO of the Rock Hall is keeping mum. It’s typically the case that if a band gets inducted, they get to perform. With Kurt Cobain out of the picture, how could they pull it off? Could they bust out a hologram? Not sure, but Bassist Krist Novoselic tweeted that he’s been practicing. The closely guarded secret about what to expect for Nirvana’s induction is too much. I can’t take it! We’ll find out April 10th. The ceremony will be broadcast May 31st on HBO.
Jesus Christ Superstar
It’s a tour of a different sort that will bring with it rockers and musicians from all kinds of genres together … Jesus Christ Superstar the play is set to tour the country with quite the cast ready to wow audiences. The popular 70’s musical is perfect for a live play and Johnny Rotten is perfect for King Herod. Incubus’ Brandon Boyd is also in the play, though he won’t be playing the title role of Jesus. Boyd will take on the role of Judas Iscariot. British actor/singer Ben Forster is playing the title roles of Jesus. The show will be up in Chicago June 29th and in St. Louis July 1st.
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