Foo Fighters Set For New Album And Tour
Foo Fighters have titled their ninth album Concrete and Gold.
It's due out September 15th and can be pre-ordered starting today (Tuesday). They teamed up with producer Greg Kirsten (Adele, Sia), and frontman Dave Grohl says what they came up with is "Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper...or something like that."
The band's fall tour will kick off with the group's biggest one-day U.S. concert ever, Cal Jam 17, October 7th at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California. The lineup also includes Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Strutsand more.
The proper tour gets under way on October 12th in Washington, D.C., hits Fresno December 1st, and wraps up on December 12th in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tickets go on sale June 29th.
Neal Schon Slicks Up His Guitar With Salami Grease
Journey's Neal Schon attributes his quick hands on the fret board to...wait for it...salami grease.
Asked on Twitter if he has his guitar tech "use anything on your fingerboards to give you the feel you like," Schon said, "I use Italian salami, for real. I wipe the fat grease up and down the fret board."
Schon isn't alone. He says he learned to do this from the late jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery.
Metallica Offers Expensive VIP Meet & Greet Package
Metallica are the latest act to offer very expensive VIP packages and meet-and-greets, but Lars Ulrich says it's not something they did lightly.
The drummer tells Rolling Stone, "We very cautiously decided to do experiences. We spent a lot of time seeing what everybody was else doing. 'What's Black Sabbath doing? What's Guns n' Roses doing? What happens in the pop world?' It felt foreign to us and, dare I say, a little hokey. So we just had to sort of get to a place where we would get comfortable with that."
Metallica's top VIP meet-and-greet treatment costs $2500 and and gets you a photo with the band, autographs and the chance to ask the guys a few questions. You'll also get access to the Memory Remains exhibit of memorabilia, which has the group's clothes, handwritten lyrics, instruments and the original album art for Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets.
Other Show Bidness Nooz...
Star Trek: Discovery, a 15-episode prequel to the original series, will premiere on CBS on September 24th. After that, new episodes of the show will be available to CBS All Access subscribers on Sundays.
Tony Danza has signed on to star in the new Netflix series The Good Cop. According to Variety, he'll play a "disgraced, former NYPD officer who never followed the rules" and "lives with his son, an honest NYPD detective who makes a point of always following the rules."
Comedian Bill Dana, who played Jose Jimenez in many sketches in the '60s, has died at age 92. Dana also wrote one of the most famous All in the Family episodes, “Sammy’s Visit,” featuring Sammy Davis Junior.