ALT NEWS- Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Metallica’s World Magnetic Tour will return to North America from Europe this fall and make its way through this continent beginning in Nashville on Sept. 14.
Metallica have five Canadian dates set for Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City in September and October, with the possibility of more dates being added, according to the band’s website.
Tickets to most shows (including the Canadian dates) go on sale on April 4, while the rest will be available on April 11. Pre-sale information is available to members of the band’s fan club.
Sept. 19 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Oct. 26 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 29 Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Oct. 31 Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
You’ll be able to hear “We’re From America” from Marilyn Manson’s upcoming seventh studio album, The High End Of Low, when the shock rocker makes the track available as a free download on his website this Friday.
The track will be available as a digital single on April 7, but it’s not the first official single from The High End Of Low. That’s “Arma-Damn-Mother F**in’-Geddon,” which will be called “Arma… geddon” so it can be played on the radio beginning April 13.
The High End Of Low is Manson’s follow-up to 2007′s Eat Me, Drink Me and his first record with bassist Twiggy Ramirez since 2000′s Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death). It still doesn’t have a definite track list.
Kaiser Chiefs’ drummer and songwriter Nick Hodgson has written a number of songs with Duran Duran for their new album.
The band are currently in the studio with Mark Ronson, who invited Hodgson in to work with Le Bon and co.
“I called Nick a week ago and asked if he’d be interested in coming to work with Duran Duran and write a song” Ronson told NME.COM. “He’s never done that before, because he only writes with Ricky and his own band, but I thought it made a lot of sense because there’s a lot of Kaiser Chiefs songs I could imagine being on a Duran Duran record 25 years ago.”
The producer says Hodgson worked with the band for “five or six hours”, and they wrote three songs together.