After playing with Guns N' Roses in South America, it has just been announced that bassist Duff McKagan will also be on stage with the band at this week's Revolver Golden Gods Awards taking place Wednesday, April 23, in Los Angeles. McKagan has been filling in with his former band while Tommy Stinson tours with The Replacements. Stinson is set to return to GN'R on May 13.
Kix have been back together since 2003, but haven't released a studio album since 1995's 'Show Business.' They put out a live album/DVD in 2012, and now have signed with Loud & Proud Records to release an as-yet-untitled album on July 22.
The Mars Volta disbanded last year, and as was recently revealed, vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and onetime drummer Dave Elitch formed the new band Antemasque, with some help from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. They have announced their self-titled debut album will be unleashed July 15.
The term ‘genius’ is thrown around pretty loosely in music, but in the case of Tom G. Warrior (Thomas Gabriel Fischer), the description is an apt one. From Hellhammer to Celtic Frost and now Triptykon, he has broken new musical ground again and again, and although all his forays haven’t been home runs (‘Cold Lake’ being the most obvious example), Warrior isn’t afraid to take risks.