STRONG HINT DROPPED OF VAN HALEN WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
Rumors of Van Halen working on a follow-up to their 2012 album A Different Kind of Truth appear to be morphing into reality. In a recent interview, Mark Tremonti, whose band Tremonti boasts bassist Wolfgang Van Halen as one of its members, said work on his band’s next album has been temporarily shelved, explaining, “With Wolfgang in the band, he does a lot of work with Van Halen right now, they’re putting together a new album, so it’s going to be hard to get everybody’s schedule to line up.”
U2 UNVEILS “INVISIBLE” VIDEO
For diehard fans, the debut of a new U2 video is like Christmas and their birthday rolled into one. On Wednesday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band unwrapped the visually stimulating full clip for their new single “Invisible” which they premiered a minute of during the Super Bowl. The song is the first taste off the group’s as-yet untitled album, the follow-up to 2009’s No Line On the Horizon. In more U2 news, the Irish quartet will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Ordinary Love" at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 2 in Los Angeles.
SIXX SAYS LACK OF RADIO SUPPORT WHY BAND WON’T MAKE NEW ALBUM
As one of rock’s biggest bands, Motley Crue has enjoyed an awful lot of radio airplay over its entire career, but now Nikki Sixx says a lack of interest in current releases by classic artists is the reason the band won’t be recording a farewell album to coincide with its farewell tour. The bassist told Classic Rock magazine, “We’ve written some songs. But this is difficult to say and probably harder to hear… Radio is so f***in’ formatted, if you don’t have a banjo and a beard they’re not playing you…if you’ve been around for more than fifteen years you’re classic rock, but classic rock radio doesn’t play new music. You just think, ‘F***, man, this sucks.’”
BOSS BOOKS 15 MORE 2014 U.S. TOUR DATES
Fans of Bruce Springsteen holding out high hopes of seeing the Boss live at least one more time in 2014 will have 15 more chances to do so. Springsteen and the E Street Band will begin a fresh round of 15 more U.S. dates in Cincinnati on April 8. The run will hit cities such as Columbus, OH, Nashville, Charlotte, NC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa, New Orleans and Houston before finishing up with a two-night stand in Uncasville, CT on May 17 and 18.