Radiohead's Thom Yorke has been labeled a "sinner" and a poster boy for "8 things that Satan uses to enslave you and destroy you" by a Christian group. The group, called New Generation for God, posted a picture listing the "8 things that Satan uses to enslave you and destroy you," which includes drugs, pornography, avarice, atheism and witchcraft, on Twitter.
Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell says that he wants to move on from the established annual festival and onto a new "scene-making" venture. "I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils," Farrell told the Chicago Tribune in response to Lollapalooza's increasingly electronic line-up. "I can't stand what it did to what I love, which is house music . . ."
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joined Sting and Peter Gabriel onstage during their tour stop in Seattle on April 21, according to NME. Vedder teamed up with Sting to perform the Police track "Drive to Tears." The two previously performed the song together during a Pearl Jam concert in New York City earlier this year. Vedder also joined Gabriel for "Red Rain."
This fall, the musical, Lazarus, which was co-written by David Bowie is set for a four month run in London's King's Cross Theatre. The opening night will take place October 25 and run through January 21. The musical is based around Walter Tevis' novel, The Man Who Fell To Earth. The book had a heavy influence on Bowie's early career.
Noel Gallagher is utilizing Instagram to discuss his thoughts on his former group, Oasis. Gallagher is also utilizing the social media network to poke jabs at his brother, Liam Gallagher. In regards to his band, he stated, "Even now this shit is out of the reach of 99.99% of rock n roll bands working today. Brings a tear to my eye ball [sic] as to how f*****g good we were."
Actor Ed Norton is giving fans a chance to go backstage at a Radiohead gig and meet the band in exchange for donating to charity. For the new opportunity, Norton has teamed up with Crowdrise to help raise funds for Conservation International and Kenya's Maasai Wilderness Conservations Trust. Fans who donate $10 will be entered into a competition for the prize of seeing Radiohead.
Prophets of Rage have released their first single as a band, aptly titled "Prophets of Rage." "Prophets of Rage" is a new spin on a Public Enemy song and includes some new music and a new verse sung by B-Real. The track can be heard on the group's official website.
Marilyn Manson has signed on to appear in the role of a ruthless hitman in the new film Let Me Make You A Martyr. The film is set to premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal and initial footage shows Manson's character delivering a frightening ultimatum. "Look, you would have shot me if you were man enough when I walked through the f*****g door . . ."
Killers bassist Mark Stoermer has released new details for a forthcoming solo release. The new album is titled Dark Arts and is set for release on August 5. It features singer David Hopkins, who appears regularly with the band Bombay Heavy. "It's writing a song together and basically texting each other a line at a time."
A new David Bowie boxset Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will include Bowie's complete unreleased album The Gouster. Pitchfork reports that Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti wrote the liner notes for the upcoming set. While the set is due out Parlophone, there is no official track listing or release date.
Catfish and the Bottlemen have been busy promoting their most recent album, The Ride, released this past May. In support of the new album, the group just unveiled a new music video for the track "Twice." The video, which was directed by Jim Canty, is shot entirely in black and white footage.
If you were to ask Noel Gallagher, he was the one responsible for Ewan McGregor becoming a Jedi, because he was the one that trained him. "Ewan McGregor was my neighbour, right, and he came round my house the night he got the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi," Gallagher said on Facebook. "I just happened to have two of those lightsaber toys, so I said, "Come on — in the back garden."
Slipknot's Iowa has been voted the greatest album of the 21st century by a panel of Metal Hammer critics. Readers and bands cast their vote in the huge poll, with the results laid out in full in the magazine alongside analysis from the artists themselves. System Of A Down, Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Deftones are on the list as well.
In Chester Bennington's opinion, Linkin Park "kept metal alive" with their debut album Hybrid Theory. The frontman adds that many metal fans believed the music violated the "integrity" of the genre. "I think that's really funny - just those words, 'the integrity of metal,' he tells Metal Hammer. "In my opinion we actually kept metal alive."
Sick Puppies will be embarking on a month long U.S. tour starting in September. The tour will begin in Pittsburgh on September 18 and end in Wilmington, North Carolina on October 18. The Australian rockers will be hooking up with Memphis Christian rock band Skillet for several shows on their tour. They will also be appearing at multiple festivals.