David Wolff - Patrick/RedfernsHouse actress Charlyne Yi has accused Marilyn Manson of harassment and of making racist remarks towards her.
In a series of now-deleted tweets, captured by The Hollywood Reporter, Yi claims that Manson "harassed just about every woman" when he visited the set of the medical drama during its final season. She adds that the musician called her a "China man."
Yi made her comments in response to the headlines regarding Manson's bizarre show in Huntington, New York last Thursday, during which the shock rocker reportedly rambled incoherently and implored the audience to tell him they "love" him before cutting the concert short.
"It's so triggering to see people come up on the internet who have harassed you," Yi tweeted. "And then when you talk about the incidents you become known as the person tied to the harasser. And that's just your name from now on. It almost overrides who you are."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, in October, Yi accused actress Amber Tamblyn's husband, David Cross, of making racist comments many years ago.
Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesDon’t get too excited, but it sure looks like the new Tool album is coming together.
Frontman Maynard James Keenan has given an uncharacteristically encouraging update on the enigmatic metal band’s long-awaited follow-up to their last effort, 2006’s 10,000 Days.
“Started getting music files from the boys [with] the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging,” Keenan tweets. “That in theory means the tracks wont change out from under me while I’m trying to write stories and melodies to them. In theory.”
“Still waiting for the FINAL on 1...but way ahead,” he adds. “Words & Melodies 100% DONE on all but 1. Someday we’ll track them. Long way from the finish line, but at least we’re closer.”
Ever the curmudgeon, Keenan adds the hashtags "#whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking" and "#theresyourupdate."
Over the past few months, the rest of Tool — guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor — have been working on the instrumentals for the album, and have invited artists such as Tom Morello and Sebastian Bach to hear them.
You can also hear Keenan on the upcoming new A Perfect Circle album Eat the Elephant, due out April 20.
Credit: Danny ClinchMuse is playing a show in Paris on February 24, and you can help craft the set list.
Ticketholders can submit five songs that you want Muse to play, and those selections will be use to help curate the show. Even if you're not going to the concert, you can still contribute by watching live via the band's Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and voting on set selections in real time.
If you're thinking of songs to submit, Muse just released a new single called "Thought Contagion." It's the follow-up to the British trio's 2017 one-off track, "Dig Down."
Muse will make their way to the U.S. this spring for a number of festival appearances, including Carolina Rebellion, BottleRock and Bonnaroo.
Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Governors BallWe have another person who can confirm that new Tool music actually exists. Sebastian Bach visited the enigmatic band in the studio Thursday, and the ex-Skid Row frontman apparently liked what he heard.
"This is not just your average simple rock and roll music," Bach wrote in a Facebook post Friday. "This is progressive metal at its most atmospheric, and right when you get into a groovy trance you get beat over the head with riffs so heavy it feels like a TOOL."
Buzz Osborne of the Melvins was also at the listening session, but Maynard James Keenan was not, as the vocals for the new album have yet to be recorded.
When asked about the disc's progress in a Rolling Stoneinterview published earlier this month, Keenan, who's releasing a new album with A Perfect Circle in April, replied, "Yeah, I've got nothing."
Last December, Tom Morellorevealed that he had heard some of Tool's new music, which he deemed "epic," "majestic" and "sexy."
ABC/Randy HolmesAdd Imagine Dragons to the list of bands asking politicians not to use their music.
Apparently, the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event attended by conservative activists and elected officials, had been using ID's song "Whatever It Takes" on its website.
When this was brought to the band's attention on Twitter, they replied, "Not cool," adding, "We are reaching out to get it taken down."
The song has since been removed from the site.
This isn't the first time a musician has taken issue with CPAC using their music. After he learned that one of his song's played at last year's conference, Andrew McMahontold the group to "take me off your playlist."
Night Street/Interscope K.Flay has shared a new song called "Run for Your Life," a song she recorded for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The frenzied, feral track is available digitally now.
"I wrote 'Run for Your Life' in a hotel room in Johnson City, Tennessee, a few hours before my show that night," the "Blood in the Cut" singer tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I think the frantic energy of touring found its way into the track."
She adds that writing "Run for Your Life" was a "challenge," since she hadn't seen the whole film yet. "I've of course seen it now and it's awesome," she says.
Tomb Raider stars Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander as the iconic video game character Lara Croft, played previously by Angelina Jolie. The film hits theaters March 16.
K.Flay is currently touring Europe opening for Imagine Dragons, and she'll embark on her own North American headlining trek in March. Starting in July, she'll be supporting Thirty Seconds to Mars on their U.S Monolith tour.
Columbia Records In the film Peter Rabbit, the rascally title character, voiced by James Corden, sings a song called "I Promise You." The track was actually written by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, who's now shared his own demo version of the tune.
Along with Corden, Peter Rabbit stars Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson, and features the voices of Daisy Ridley and Margot Robbie. The film is in theaters now.
In addition to writing songs for CGI bunnies, Koenig has been working with the rest of Vampire Weeekned on their next album, the follow-up to 2013's Modern Vampires of the City.
David Wolff-Patrick/RedfernsMarilyn Manson's show in Huntington, New York, Thursday night apparently did not go well. According to several reports from attendees, the famed shock rocker appeared "drugged, drunk or sick," demanded that the crowd tell him they "love" him, and ended the show after only a few songs.
"[Manson] was too messed up and couldn't perform," one concertgoer told Newsday. "It was disappointing."
"It was horrible," another added. "He couldn't even talk."
Manson is currently on tour in support of his new album, Heaven Upside Down. The Huntington show was originally scheduled for last fall but was postponed after the musician injured himself in a stage prop accident during a show in New York City.
RCA RecordsThree Days Grace's new song is for everyone who doesn't want to fit in. The track is called "I Am an Outsider," available for download now via digital outlets.
Speaking with Billboard, drummer Neil Sanderson says the song is about "deciding that you don't want to be exposed to so many influences in your life and to people who have a negative influence on you."
He goes on: "You want to be able to take a great big step backwards and view all the chaos and absurdity from a distance -- 'I don't want to believe the same way, the same things you to just to sort of conform to anything. I want to have my own set of thoughts and my own set of feelings,'" he adds. "We've always kind of felt like that, I think."
"I Am an Outsider" appears on Three Days Grace's forthcoming new album, Outsider, available March 9. It also features the single "The Mountain." Here's the Outsider track list:
"Right Left Wrong" "The Mountain" "I Am an Outsider" "Infra-Red" "Nothing to Lose But You" "Me Against You" "Love Me or Leave Me" "Strange Days" "Villain I’m Not" "Chasing the First Time" "The New Real" "The Abyss"
ABC/Randy HolmesParamore has postponed their upcoming shows in Jakarta and Manila as frontwoman Hayley Williams battles a "throat and upper-respiratory infection."
"I am so sorry friends," says Williams. "[It] breaks my heart to feel like I'm letting people down. [I'm] trying so hard to get better asap. Big love to the doctor in Jakarta who literally came to my bedside at the hotel to treat me."
The singer adds that she's "on an intense amount of medication." As for what that looks like, Williams directs you to picture of The Cryptkeeper.
Paramore is currently on an international tour in support of their new album, After Laughter. They'll be hitting a number of U.S. festival this spring and summer, including Boston Calling and Bonnaroo.
Columbia Records The Neighbourhood will release a new, self-titled album on March 9. It features the new single, "Void," which is available now for digital download.
The album also includes songs from The Neighbourhood's previously released EPs HARD and to imagine, such as the single "Scary Love."
The Neighourhood is the band's third full-length effort, and the follow-up to 2015's Wiped Out! In support of the album, the California group will play a batch of tour dates in April and June, including a stop at Coachella.
Here's The Neighbourhood's track list:
"Flowers" "Scary Love" "Nervous" "Void" "Softcore" "Blue" "Sadderdaze" "Revenge" "You Get Me So High" "Reflections" "Too Serious" "Stuck with Me"
Paper PlanesAlice Merton may have "No Roots," but she's making quite the home for herself at the top of the Billboard charts. The Canadian/German/British musician's breakthrough single now sits at number one on the magazine's Rock Airplay tally.
In fact, Merton is just the second lead female artist to top Billboard's Rock Airplay chart since it began in 2009. Lorde was the first, having led the tally with "Royals" in 2013 and "Team" in 2014.
While writing "No Roots," Merton leaned a lot on her knowledge of classical music, but the 24-year-old also channeled a number of modern rock influences.
"The Killers were probably the most influential band I've ever listened to when it comes to making my own music," Merton tells ABC Radio. "Regina Spektor, I love her music, she was probably one of the reasons I got into songwriting. Who else did I listen to? A lot of bands like Kaiser Chiefs. I listened to Green Day as well when I was, like, 14."
But surprisingly, one band that almost influenced "No Roots" a little too much was Maroon 5. When Merton was first writing the track with her producer, she realized some of her "oohs" sounded a lot like the ones in the pop group's hit "Moves Like Jagger."
"The first draft of it was a different 'ooh,' it was actually a different melody, but then we were like, 'Oh, that sounds too similar to Maroon 5, we can't take that,'" Merton remembers.
She adds, "So we sat for an hour and just kind of contemplated on what kind of 'oohs' felt right."
ABC/Randy HolmesRoyal Blood has shared the video for "Look Like You Know," a track from the British duo's sophomore album, How Did We Get So Dark? You can watch the clip now on YouTube.
The video focuses on live performance footage of the band, with a few quick cuts to them in the studio and on the road. Compared to Royal Blood's last video, which took place in a world that treated bunnies as currency, this new clip has a much simpler premise.
Royal Blood will be touring throughout the year in support of How Did We Get So Dark? on a series of headlining dates, festival appearances and gigs opening for Queens of the Stone Age.
Credit: Danny ClinchMuse's new song "Thought Contagion" is here. The latest track from the British trio is available now for digital download.
"Thought Contagion" is accompanied by a neon-soaked, '80s-flavored video, which is equal parts "Thriller" and Stranger Things. You can watch the clip now via YouTube.
Speaking about the track, frontman Matt Bellamy says, "The meaning of the song 'Thought Contagion' is about how other people's thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself."
"Thought Contagion" is the follow-up single to Muse's 2017 one-off track, "Dig Down." Compared to its minimalist predecessor, "Thought Contagion" has more of a classic Muse sound.
Muse will be bringing their new track to the festival circuit this spring and summer with headlining sets at Bonnaroo, BottleRock and Carolina Rebellion.
Jamie McCarthy/WireImageEver since it was announced that Warped Tour would be ending this year, multiple fanpetitions have surfaced in an effort to convince My Chemical Romance to reunite for the last edition of the festival that helped launch the band's career.
As spirited as those campaigns were, a tweet from the official Warped Tour account confirms that the lineup won't feature Gerard Way and company.
"Let's just set the record straight -- we are not reuniting @MCRofficial and we're not okay about it," the tweet reads.
As for who will play Warped Tour's final ride, the lineup will be revealed March 1. The tour itself will kick off June 21 in Pomona, California, and will conclude August 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Credit: Travis ShinnDisturbed's hit cover of "The Sound of Silence" has entered the world of Olympic figure skating. French pair Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres used the metal band's orchestral cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic to soundtrack their routine at the PyeongChang Games.
Since its release in 2015, Disturbed's Grammy-nominated "The Sound of Silence" cover has brought the band's music to some unexpected places, including being used for a Dancing with the Stars routine.
While James and Cipres arguably had the most metal backing music of all the competitors, they ended up in fifth place. Germany took home the gold medal.
Disturbed, meanwhile, was likely rooting for the pair from a recording studio -- the band's currently working on a new album.
ABC/Randy HolmesAfter two previous collaborations, Metallica has reunited with shoe company Vans to release a collection of signature footwear.
The line includes two new styles. There's the Sk8-Hi Reissue, which boasts "full grain leather upper and tonal deco-stitched Sidestripe with an etched Metallica logo on the sidewall with a wrapped version on the quarter panels." Or you may prefer the Classic Slip-On, which features "an all-over logo print across the vamp and is finished with the same engraved logo on the sidewalls."
Along with the shoes, Metallica is also releasing a new t-shirt and trucker hat with Vans. The whole collection will be available this Friday, February 16 via the Metallica web store, Vans.com and local retail outlets.
Credit: Olivia BeeThe Smashing Pumpkins reunion has officially begun.
Original members Billy Corgan, James Iha and JimmyChamberlin will hit the road together for the first time in nearly 20 years starting July 12 in Glendale, Arizona. The trek, dubbed the Shiny and Oh So Bright tour, concludes September 7 in Boise, Idaho.
The tour will feature the reunited Pumpkins playing songs from their first five albums: 1991's Gish, 1993's Siamese Dream, 1995's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1998's Adore, and 2000's Machina/The Machines of God. The news was announced in a video starring the two girls from the Siamese Dream cover.
Along with Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin, the band's lineup will also include latter-day Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder. It's still unclear who will play bass.
Though the reunion has only just been officially announced, it's already been fraught with drama. After Corgan posted a photo of himself alongside Iha and Chamberlin in a recording studio, original bassist D'arcy Wretzky revealed that she will not be taking part in the reunion. She then said that Corgan did invite her to join the reunion, only to rescind that offer.
In response, the Pumpkins issued a statement saying that Wretzky has "repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred." Wretzky denied that claim in a subsequent interview, during which she also called Corgan "insufferable" and posited that he "may have a brain tumor."
All that said, here are the Smashing Pumpkins' Shiny and Oh So Bright reunion tour dates:
7/12 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena 7/14 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena 7/16 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center 7/17 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center 7/18 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 7/20 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 7/21 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center 7/22 -- Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena 7/24 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena 7/25 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena 7/27 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena 7/28 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 7/29 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena 7/31 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden 8/1 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden 8/4 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena 8/5 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena 8/7 -- Montreal, QC, Centre Bell 8/8 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre 8/11 -- Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center 8/13 -- Chicago, IL, United Center 8/16 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 8/17 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse 8/19 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center 8/20 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center 8/21 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center 8/24 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena 8/25 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center 8/27 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena 8/28 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center 8/30 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum 9/1 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena 9/2 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena 9/4 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena 9/5 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 9/7 -- Boise, ID, Ford Idaho Center
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesSlipknot's next album will arrive in 2019, according to frontman Corey Taylor.
"2019, sometime in that year we will definitely be recording it," Taylor tells Montreal's Musik Universe. "We'll finish writing it, record it and be ready to go on the road."
As for the direction of the album, Taylor says the lyrics he's started writing are "probably the most autobiographical I've been in years."
"It's dark, it's really dark," he says.
The new album will be the follow-up to Slipknot's 2014 effort .5: The Gray Chapter, and percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan has said that it could be his last with the masked metallers.
Given the band's intense physicality, which has led to multiple injuries for every member, the idea of hanging up his jumpsuit has crossed Taylor's mind, too. One thing he's sure of, though, is that he won't stick around if Clown is out.
"[Crahan's] always been the vision for this band, for Slipknot, and without that, it crumbles," Taylor says. "So, yeah, if he left, that would be it for me as well. And I say that, honestly, in a very positive way, because none of us would want to continue doing it from a half-a**ed point of view. Nobody wants to go 50 per cent on a Slipknot album."
Taylor is currently on tour with his band Stone Sour in support of their new album, Hydrograd.