Metallica are amping up the energy in late night this week as they continue playing a week-long residency on ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.’ Their second performance of the run found the band rocking out the classic ‘Fuel.’
While the first residency night was heavy on Metallica, with jokes in the monologue and two interview segments featuring James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the band’s primary role on Tuesday’s show was as musical guests.
Ferguson, with tongue firmly implanted in cheek, introduced the band by stating, “My next guests are a bunch of kids who are trying their luck at show business. Gosh darn it, they’re just fabulous. They smell so great and they’re clean.” That was followed by a cut away shot of James Hetfield lifting his arm and smelling his armpit. As for ‘Fuel,’ it was its usual blistering self. You can check out the performance in the player above.
Stay tuned to ‘The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson’ throughout the week for more Metallica performances. The show airs at 12:35AM ET / PT on CBS.
Remember the eight-month-old who rocked his “Vulgar Display of Cuteness” drum set to play Pantera‘s ’5 Minutes Alone’ on YouTube? He’s already been called up to the big leagues, as little Wyatt took his act to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Wyatt, who is now nine months old, was invited to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ for a round of ‘Can They Do It Live?’ After showing the original clip, Kimmel gave the spotlight to Wyatt and his Dad so the two could crush the Pantera classic. Wyatt’s old kit made of cans and plastic tops was replaced with a pint-sized kit that’s as bad ass as it is cute.
Funnily enough, Wyatt proved he could perform live, even though his makeshift bandmates didn’t actually play their instruments.
In a new video released to TMZ, Pantera / Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul shared his admiration for Wyatt. Paul even took it upon himself to send Wyatt and his family a $400 ddrum D1 starter kit so the little hellraiser could step up once again from makeshift kit to to real deal.
Foo Fighters have already teased a return to the stage in 2015 by announcing special shows in Chicago at Wrigley Field and Washington, D.C. at RFK Stadium, but that’s just the beginning of their touring.
The band just announced a major North American run that will keep them touring from July into October next year. The trek officially kicks off with that previously mentioned 4th of July bash at Washington, D.C.’s RFK Stadium, with the trek currently winding down on Oct. 7 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
It should be noted that there are several noticeable gaps in the schedule which could either leave the band some solid breaks or allow for the possibility of more shows to be added later. It’s also notable that the trek includes the addition of several stadiums, allowing for some of the biggest audiences of their career.
Royal Blood will provide support on a number of the upcoming dates, while Mission of Burma have been added to open a Boston Fenway Park show. Those are designated in the tour dates listed below.
The fan-friendly Foos are also looking out for their fans, announcing a “Beat the Bots: Box Office Only Pre-Sale” that will happen this Saturday (Nov. 22) at 10AM. The pre-sale is designed to beat the Scalper Bots that have been programmed to clog the online sales queues and snatch up blocks of tickets that are typically resold at a higher price. For more information on the special in-person pre-sales, visit the Foo Fighters website for a listing of box office locations and details.
Meanwhile, online pre-sales will begin on Monday, Dec. 1, with the general on-sales following Dec. 4 and 5 depending on the market.
Foo Fighters 2015 North American Tour
7/4/15 — Washington D.C. – RFK Stadium
7/6/15 — Camden, N.J. – Susquehanna Bank Center *
7/9/15 — Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
7/16/15 — New York, N.Y. – Citi Field *
7/18/15 — Boston, Mass. – Fenway Park **
7/19/15 — Boston, Mass. – Fenway Park *
8/12/15 — Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place *
8/13/15 — Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome *
8/17/15 — Denver, Colo. – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre *
8/19/15 — Maryland Heights, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
8/21/15 — Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center *
8/22/15 — St. Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center *
8/24/15 — Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre *
8/25/15 — Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion *
8/27/15 — Indianapolis, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center
8/29/15 — Chicago, Ill. – Wrigley Field (SOLD OUT)
9/11/15 — Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
9/12/15 — George, Wash. – Gorge Amphitheatre
9/14/15 — Portland, Ore. – Moda Center
9/16/15 — Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/18/15 — Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center
9/21/15 — Los Angeles, Calif. – The Forum
9/25/15 — Phoenix, Ariz. – AK-Chin Pavilion
9/27/15 — Albuquerque, N.M. – Isleta Amphitheater
9/29/15 — Oklahoma City, Okla. – Chesapeake Energy Arena
9/30/15 — Wichita, Kan. – INTRUST Bank Arena
10/4/15 — Atlanta, Ga. – Centennial Olympic Park
10/5/15 — Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
10/7/15 — Memphis, Tenn. – FedExForum
* w/ special guest Royal Blood
** w/ special guest Mission of Burma
Frances Bean Cobain recently honored her late father Kurt Cobain by posting a rare and cute photo of the two, simply captioning the image “Kurdt & Bean.” The picture (below) shows Frances as a toddler sitting with her father, who is giving a doting look at his bright eyed child.
The 22-year-old Frances has kept a relatively low profile over the years, but recently reached out to Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda following the actor-comedian’s suicide. Cobain took to Twitter and wrote, “@zeldawilliams You have such an incredibly beautiful soul. I love you but you already knew that. Wherever, whenever u need me I’ll be there.”
The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love also recently posted a new selfie that shows off what she looks like now. The pic shows her with green/blue hair, while giving the middle finger. Dad would be proud!
In recent Nirvana news, Kurt Cobain’s 30-plus-minute Pre-Fame ‘Montage of Heck’ ‘Montage of Heck‘ medley surfaced two weeks ago. Meanwhile, Courtney Love hopes to begin production on a Kurt Cobain biopic within the next year. Meanwhile, Dave Grohl recently admitted that the Foo Fighter’s new song ‘Subterranean’ was inspired by Nirvana’s demise.
A 30-plus minute medley of songs and bizarre sounds put together by the late Kurt Cobain has surfaced. The strange compilation features excerpts of songs from artists like Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Van Halen, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Queensyche, Frank Zappa, The Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and a lot more.
According to Dangerous Minds, Cobain assembled the ‘Montage of Heck’ medley back in 1988 using a four-track cassette recorder. The strange medley features strange sounds from toilets flushing to nature sounds and includes manipulated radio sounds, spoken word excerpts, backwards audio messages and even some snippets of early Nirvana demos.
The compilations is quite a challenge to listen to in its entirety and gives some insight into the mind of a 21-year old Kurt Cobain, who must have had quite a lot of time on his hand to tackle such an ambitious project. Remember this was recorded long before songs were a click away so Cobain had to actually get hard copies of these songs and sounds to put into his four-track recorder.
Back in April, Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe delivered the band’s induction speech, while Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were on hand to accept the honor along with Courtney Love. The surviving members performed with Joan Jett and other female vocalists.
Two of rock’s powerhouse bands are teaming up to co-headline a U.S. trek in early 2015. Papa Roach and Seether will embark on a trek together in January, and they’re bringing support acts Islander and Kyng on the road with them.
The monthlong trek kicks off Jan. 9 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and runs through a Feb. 7 show in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Nov. 7), with a presale starting Thursday (Nov. 6). Ticket info will be posted at seether.com and paparoach.com.
We just spoke with Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix and Seether bassist Dale Stewart about the trek, and both musicians are excited to hit the road.
Shaddix tells us, “It’s gonna be bangin’, man. I’m excited by the opening bands, too. Kyng were suggested by Seether, and I was like, ‘I don’t know anything about this band Kyng, let me go check them out.’ And they’re f–kin’ badass. Just a killer band. We picked this band Islander to come out, and they got this song ‘Coconut Dracula’ that just has a cool vibe. And Seether, you know, these guys just have hit after hit after hit. It’s gonna be a great night of rock music.”
Stewart adds, “I think it’s just a good rock show. Each band on the bill is really good live. Everyone is really gonna bring it. When we play with Papa Roach, we have to try that much harder because they have such a killer live show. I think it’s gonna be a lot of good bands and a lot of good music. I think all the bands complement each other really well.”
Separately, in a press release, Seether frontman Shaun Morgan says, “We’re really looking forward to going back out with our good friends Papa Roach and we’re super excited to be bringing out our buddies Kyng and newcomers Islander, too.”
Papa Roach will release their new album, ‘F.E.A.R.,’ on Jan. 27, while Seether will be out in support of their ‘Isolate and Medicate’ album, which arrived in July of this year. Check out the full list of tour dates below:
Papa Roach + Seether 2015 U.S. Tour Dates:
1/09/15 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
1/10/15 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
1/11/15 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
1/13/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
1/14/15 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
1/15/15 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort & Casino
1/17/15 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
1/18/15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
1/20/15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
1/21/15 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Entertainment Center
1/23/15 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore
1/24/15 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
1/25/15 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
1/27/15 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre (Seether Only)
1/28/15 – Waterloo, IA – McElroy Auditorium
1/30/15 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
1/31/15 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
2/02/15 – Wichita, KS – Cotilion
2/03/15 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
2/05/15 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
2/06/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
2/07/15 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint