Tool has shut down rumors that the band has completed a new album. Front man Maynard James Keenan said in a statement, noting that the rumor was born of a joke from band member Adams Jones. "Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland Tool concert, joked that the band's new album was not only finished but coming out the next day."
Jared Leto says he has already dinged up his newly won Oscar for his role in the film Dallas Buyers Club. The 30 Seconds to Mars rocker explained who happened to his golden trophy while speaking with the Huffington Post. "I was carrying it down the stairs and, boom, I hit it against the stairs, the railing, and I put a little nick in the back of it," said Leto.
Arcade Fire rolled out a selection of the band's favorite cover tunes during a recent performance at Minneapolis' Target Center. During the show, the Montreal rockers offered up their take on tracks by Lady Gaga, Guns N' Roses and hometown hero Prince. Tipping their hat to the Purple One, Win Butler and company covered the 1981 hit "Controversy."
Queens of the Stone Age rocker Dave Fertita says that working with Dave Grohl and Elton John may have been the saving grace for their most recent release Like Clockwork. Speaking with The Vine, Fertita says that bringing some new blood into the mix helped everything move along smoothly.
Bruce Springsteen recently offered up his rendition of Lorde's breakout smash single "Royals" and the Kiwi teen says it was an emotional moment. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Lorde says that she first became aware of the cover via Twitter. "My Twitter went mental. Everyone in New Zealand was like 'You can't believe what just happened!'," the 17-year-old singer told News.com.au.
U2 have opened up about their plans for the immediate future and say there will be no new album or tour until at least 2015. The group have been at work on a new album on and off for over a year, but now Billboard reports that they have replaced producer Danger Mouse. A source close to the band says they've brought in Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth.
Imagine Dragons took time out of their schedule this week to visit some children at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. The visit was put together by the group Musicians on Call, which pairs musicians with hospital patients in need.
Linkin Park are hitting the road alongside 30 Seconds To Mars and AFI for the 'Carnivores' tour this summer. The 25-date tour is schedule to set off Aug. 8 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrap up Sept. 19 in Concord, Calif. LP could be touring in support of a new album, one that jack of all trades Mike Shinoda hinted out could be out sometime this summer.
Tool have revealed that Failure will provide opening support for their upcoming North American tour. Failure was already slated to perform at Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan's upcoming 50th birthday party.
"I was already excited to play with Failure at my 50th birthday party in May, with Puscifer and A Perfect Circle," said Keenan said in a statement.
Strokes fronter Julian Casablancas has offered up a preview of his forthcoming solo release. In a new video posted to the web, Casablancas is seen in the video with his rebranded solo project the Voidz. It will mark his first solo release since 2011's Phrazes for the Young.
Nine Inch Nails have announced a six date arena tour in the U.K. this summer. The brief trek begins May 18 at Birmingham's LG Arena before wrapping May 25 at Manchester's Phones 4U Arena. Other dates include Glasgow's Hydro Arena (May 20), Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena (21), London's O2 (23) and Nottingham's Capital FM Arena (24).
Metallica have offered up a free download of a 1986 concert in support of their classic release Master of Puppets. The show took place at London's Hammersmith Odeon and marks one of their last shows ever with Cliff Burton, as he was killed in a bus accident just weeks later.
Claudia Lennear, back up singer to David Bowie, says that the star has promised to write original songs for her. Lennear is one of the vocalists featured in the Oscar winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. "I got a call from David Bowie out of the blue two days ago," Lennear told the New York Post earlier this week.
Flea, bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will voice a character on the Friday episode of Sheriff Callie's Wild West. Flea will play a milk bandit called Milk Bandit on the Disney production featuring Mandy Moore in the lead role. In the episode, Priscilla (Cree Summer) ruins a bake off by eating all of the pies.
Dave Grohl appears in a new trailer for a proposed documentary on Smart Studios, which would tell the history of the Wisconsin recording studio. The project, being helmed by filmmaker Wendy Schneider, is currently seeking Kickstarter funding. Called The Smart Studios Story, the film seeks to shine a light on the landmark studio set up by Butch Vig.