Weezer Appease Twitter Account by Covering Toto’s ‘Africa,’ Plus News on Korn, Anthrax + More
- Kudos to Weezer. After initially trolling a Twitter account specifically asking the band to cover Toto's "Africa" and performing "Rosanna" instead, Rivers Cuomo and the band eventually gave the Twitter fans what they wanted. Check out the band's performance of "Africa" in the player above.
- Jonathan Davis has clarified his recent statement about members of Korn working with "outside people." While speaking at an event on Friday, Davis stated that Munky and Head had been working with a couple of different producers, not writers, and that the band members are still writing their own music.
- Anthrax's Joey Belladonna continues to have a close association with Chicago's sports teams. His bandmate Scott Ian recently shot video of Belladonna performing the National Anthem at a May 25 game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field. The vocalist has sung the anthem at a number of sporting events, including Chicago Bulls and Cubs games. You can also watch Scott Ian throwing out the first pitch here.
- Failure have released their new EP, Your Body Will Be, which can be streamed here. The four-song set is the second EP in a trilogy, with the band eventually planning to bring all the music together for a full-length disc this fall. “We thought we’d try something a little different this time,” explains Ken Andrews. “As a lot of you know we’re not really known for making albums quickly, it takes us a while, usually over a year. This time, instead of having all of that time between albums, we thought ‘Why don’t we just release sections of the albums as we finish them?’” There's a PledgeMusic site for their fifth full-length here.
- DImmu Borgir have added Entombed A.D. bassist Victor Brandt to their ranks. "It's a great honor and pleasure to be a part of the mighty Dimmu Borgir," says Brandt. "And such great timing for me to start at the release of their new album Eonian, which in my opinion is their best album so far. The members of the band are equally awesome to their music so I am looking forward to good times ahead." The announcement, including the band's statement, can be read here.
- While it remains to be seen if it will come to fruition, Incubus' Jose Pasillas revealed that there has been discussion on whether or not the band will mark the 20th anniversary of their breakout Make Yourself album while on tour. "I think just sort of having a theme around a record would be great. Obviously we have so many other songs, we have such a long list of songs that people would want to hear that we can always play as well, but the theme would be sort of around that record," said Pasillas to Jon's Untitled Podcast. "Maybe in the future we’ll take it more seriously and do something like that."
- Asking Alexandria have unleashed an acoustic version fo their song "Someone, Somewhere." The track was released on Memorial Day, with a message revealing that on March 9 of this year they traveled from Phoenix to Okinawa, Japan to perform for the U.S. Marines stationed there. Footage from the trip is featured in the video. "Thank you to our veterans, for your blood, your sweat, and your tears that allow us the freedoms and security that we often take for granted," says singer Danny Worsnop. "And most of all, thank you to all of the fallen heroes, who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country, and the missions of strangers within it." Take a listen here.
- UFO will lose their lone original member Phil Mogg as the singer has announced that the band's 50th anniversary tour will be his last. In a social media post, Mogg says the decision has been a long time coming and that while he still enjoys playing, the other things that come with touring have become tiresome and that the timing felt right. A majority of the tour will take place in the U.K., with some dates in other strong markets.
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