It seems as though Marilyn Manson will make a guest appearance on Sons of Anarchy. The series' creator, Kurt Sutter, tweeted, "listening to one of @marilynmanson new songs. potent. creepy. cool. look for him in season 7. he’ll be the guy riding the dragon."
Could it be that Manson will be a heroin addict -- the interpretation of the street slang "riding the dragon"? It seems a literal interpretation is safer, as Sutter recently tweeted "spoiler for [season] 7. 1 word: DRAGON. jax slays it. MC dances around dead carcass."
Sutter and Manson have been gearing up to work together for a while now -- Sutter has previously hinted, also via tweet, that Manson would be contributing some music to the seventh and final season of the FX show.
Marilyn Manson has more than a dozen acting credits, most recently for the TV series Eastbound & Down and Once Upon a Time.
When it rains, it pours -- at least with Linkin Park. Just a week after a music industry listening party in New York City -- where five tracks from the then-untitled new Linkin Park album were played -- comes a slew of information on the new collection, including its artwork, name and release date.
The album will be titled The Hunting Party and will hit retail and digital outlets on June 17. The artwork is a black-and-white image looking to be the top view of a muscular angel with spiky wings, aiming an arrow.
A Linkin Park insider tells ABC News Radio that the tracks featured at last week's listening party -- which were said to be tentative -- are now officially titled. As previously reported, they include guest appearances by Daron Malakian of System of a Down and Page Hamilton of Helmet.
The track names are "Keys to the Kingdom," "The Wastelands," "Until It's Gone," "All for Nothing" (featuring Helmet's Hamilton) and "Rebellion" (featuring System of a Down's Malakian).
The rumor has been confirmed: Joan Jett will stand in for the late Kurt Cobain when Nirvana's surviving members perform tonight at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York.
Multiple sources report that the onstage collaboration will indeed happen, including AlternativeNation.net, which posted a video -- that's since been removed -- in which you could hear Jett rehearsing "Smells Like Teen Spirit," apparently with the Nirvana guys. Word that the punk pioneer might be hitting the stage with the grunge rockers began to circulate on Wednesday, when a photo appeared on the Foo Fighters' Instagram page showing Krist Novoselic's bass, Pat Smear's guitar, Dave Grohl's drum set and Jett's battered white Gibson Melody Maker guitar.
Jett is a longtime friend of the Foos and has played with the band a number of times, including on The Late Show with David Letterman. In addition, Grohl recently collaborated with Jett on "Any Weather," the lead single from her latest studio album, Unvarnished.
Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight along with KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt. R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will induct the band.
Metallica fans who've been grooving on the band's new track "Lords of Summer" should take their sweet time learning every note -- because it may be all the new Metallica music they'll hear for a while. Drummer Lars Ulrich just wrapped an interview with Argentinian television station TN, and said, "We're writing away. We've got some good ideas. Our biggest problem is not the ideas. Our biggest problem is time."
This echoes an interview Ulrich gave a month ago to Rolling Stone, in which he said, "Unless there's what's called an 'Act of God,' I would hedge my bets that '201' would be the first three digits in the release year [of the next Metallica album]."
Ulrich told TN, "Metallica is busier than ever, and it just as though there's more and more going on and the days get shorter and shorter. Hopefully we will be done writing this year, and next year we should record and hopefully have a new record out."
Now that the band's wrapped its string of South American dates -- which closed on March 30 in Argentina -- Metallica has a two-month touring hiatus before playing a string of European festivals this summer.
During that time, Metallica's self-titled album -- known by almost everyone as The Black Album -- could surpass 16 million in sales.
To date, the 1991 album has sold approximately 15,971,000 copies. According to Billboard, Metallica sells between 2,000 and 3,000 copies of The Black Album per week, and therefore it should hit the 16 million mark sometime in June or July.
Last week, HELLYEAH released streams of the first two singles from the band's fourth album Blood for Blood -- which hits retail and digital outlets in June. Just a few days later, there's a visual, in the form of album artwork.
The graphic shows two arms with bloodied hands. It's in line with what drummer Vinnie Paul recently told ABC News Radio about the album -- that's its the band's hardest-edged material to date.
Fans can hear the title track and "Cross to Bier (Cradle of Bones)" on HELLYEAH's YouTube channel.
The new album is the first without Greg Tribbett and Bob Zilla. Zilla's bass duties have been assumed by Bloodsimple's Kyle Sanders. The identity of HELLYEAH's new guitarist hasn't yet been revealed.
Blood for Blood hits retail and digital outlets on June 10.