Alice Cooper announces tour dates for November

If you thought Alice Cooper was going to take a break following his previously announced tour schedule, then you would be wrong (and not a very good fan). On Monday (June 3), the musician announced plans to hit the road once more in late 2019. Dubbed the “An Evening With…” tour, the trek will find the original shock rocker performing at venues throughout November.

The 14-stop excursion will include shows in Orlando, Indianapolis, Biloxi, Montgomery, Greensville, Roanoke, and more. The upcoming tour begins on Nov. 3 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, Florida and concludes a few weeks later on Nov. 29 at the Mystic Lake Casino Showroom in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Additional shows will reportedly be announced at a later date.

The slew of newly added tour dates may be an indication that Cooper’s follow-up to 2017 Paranormal may be closer than we all thought. Cooper’s last release was A Paranormal Experience in Paris, which came out in 2018.

Cooper’s newly announced tour dates come a month or so before he heads out on his summer outing with Halestorm. The 19-stop jaunt kicks off on July 17 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania and concludes a month later on Aug. 16 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. The forthcoming trek will find Cooper debuting his brand new “Ol’ Black Eyes is Back” show, which will look different than his recent tour.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Last month, Cooper joined his Hollywood Vampires bandmates Joe Perry and Johnny Depp for the supergroup’s short tour in support of their brand new album, Rise. The record, the group’s sophomore effort, is due out June 21 through earMUSIC.

Motionless in White share Headless Horseman-inspired video for ‘Undead Ahead 2’

It looks like Motionless in White is ready to bring us Halloween in May with their new music video. On Friday (May 10), the Pennsylvania-founded act released another song from their impending new album. Dubbed “Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight Rider,” the title is a callback to the band’s debut album Creatures which included a song titled “Undead Ahead.”

The visual for the four-and-a-half-minute clip takes inspiration directly from one of Halloween’s most popular stories, the Headless Horseman. The animated clip begins with an animated couple getting it on when they hear a noise. When the man looks up, he notices a figure on top of a hill looking down at them. Seated on top of his stallion is the Headless Horseman watching them.

Like the story, the Headless Horseman attacks the couple and kills the man, though we don’t actually see the decapitation happen, just the animated ax covered in animated blood. From there, the rest of the clip features the same footage on a loop. Watch the animated visual for “Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight Rider” above.

“Undead Ahead 2: The Tale of the Midnight Rider” joins previously released tracks “Brand New Numb” and “Disguise” on the band’s forthcoming album. Disguise is due out June 7 via Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available for purchase.

In support of the new album, Motionless in White previously announced plans to embark on a summer tour with Alice Cooper and Halestorm. The summertime outing begins on July 17 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania and concludes a month later on Aug. 16 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. The full list of dates can be found here.

Hollywood Vampires announce springtime release of ‘Rise,’ share new song

The Hollywood Vampires are about to come out of hiding to give us all a brand new album. On Thursday (April 18), the Alice Cooper/Joe Perry/Johnny Depp supergroup announced plans to unleash their sophomore album later this spring. Titled Rise, the new record is due out June 21 through earMUSIC.

Unlike their debut album, this record will mostly feature original material written by the act. Sticking to their “original mission,” Hollywood Vampires’ upcoming release will feature three covers; David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Jim Carroll Band’s “People Who Died,” and Johnny Thunder’s “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory.”

The 16-track album was produced by longtime live Hollywood Vampires guitarist Tommy Henriksen.

Rise is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of,” explains Alice Cooper.

“I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more ‘Alice-like.’ Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock n roll brothers.”

Joe Perry adds: “Rise came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires. The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders. There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.”

Pre-orders for Rise are currently available on the band’s website where they are offering several bundles.

In addition to the new album announcement, Hollywood Vampires also released the record’s first single, “Who’s Laughing Now.” Watch the lyrics video for the new song above.

Before the album’s June release, the group will hit the touring circuit for a couple of shows in May. The springtime outing begins on May 10 at the Joint in Las Vegas and concludes a week later on May 18 at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Those dates can be found here.

North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion announces set times

With just a couple of weeks left until Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is set to invade Concord, NC, festival organizers have unveiled the set times for the artists making their way up north. On Monday (April 25), Carolina Rebellion organizers unveiled the set times for the three-day music festival as well as for the campground pre-party. Previously , it was announced that performers including Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Deftones, A Day To Remember, 3 Doors Down, Alice Cooper, Bring Me the Horizon, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Lamb Of God, and more would head to North Carolina in early May.

Like all the other rock-centric music festivals, organizers have done a good job of making sure that the bands performing on the Monster CAROLINA stage and Monster REBELLION stages (the main stages) do not overlap. The same cannot be said about the bands performing on the BLACK  and GOLD stages. The complete daily lineup for the 2016 incarnation of Carolina Rebellion can be seen below. Door for all days of the festivities will open at 11 a.m.

Friday, May 6:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

12:30 PM – Sick Puppies

2:00 PM – Black Stone Cherry

3:40 PM – Pop Evil

5:30 PM – Sixx:A.M.

8:15 PM – Lynard Skynard

Monster REBELLION stage:

11:30 AM – Aranda

1:00 PM – Lacey Strum

2:35 PM – Avatar


6:15 PM – 3 Doors Down

9:30 PM – Scorpions

BLACK stage:

12:00 PM – The Glorious Sons

1:30 PM – Big Jesus

3:10 PM – Candlebox

5:00 PM – Filter

7:15 PM – Collective Soul

GOLD stage:

12:00 PM – Stitched Up Heart

1:30 PM – From Ashes to New

3:10 PM: New Year’s Day

5:00 PM – Escape the Fate

7:15 PM – Between the Buried & Me

Saturday, May 7:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

1:15 PM – Saint Asonia

2:45 PM – P.O.D.

4:25 PM – Anthrax

6:15 PM – Megadeth

8:45 PM – Five Finger Death Punch

Monster REBELLION stage:

12:15 PM – Red Sun Rising

1:45 PM – Trivium

3:20 PM – Sevendust

5:05 – Bullet For My Valentine

7:15 PM – A Day to Remember

9:45 PM – Shinedown

BLACK stage:

11:45 PM – Monster Truck

12:45 PM – Andrew Watt

2:15 PM – Audiotopsy

3:55 PM – Parkway Drive

5:45 PM – Ghost

8:00 PM – Lamb of God

GOLD stage:

11:45 AM – Cane Hill

12:45 PM – Wilson

2:15 PM – Texas Hippie Coalition

3:55 PM – The Sword

5:45 PM – Clutch

Sunday, May 8:

Monster CAROLINA stage:

1:40 PM – Thousand Foot Krutch

3:10 PM – Yelawolf

4:40 PM – Cypress Hill

6:30 PM – Deftones

8:45 PM – Rob Zombie

Monster REBELLION stage:

2:10 PM – Hands Like Houses

3:40 PM – The Struts

5:20 PM – Pennywise

7:15 PM – Bring Me the Horizon

9:45 PM – Disturbed

BLACK stage:

1:15 PM – The Shrine

2:40 PM – Royal Thunder

4:10 PM – Enter Shikari


8:00 PM – Alice Cooper

GOLD stage:

12:35 PM – ’68

1:15 PM – Unlocking the Truth

2:40 PM – Code Orange

4:15 PM – August Burns Red

6:00 PM – Asking Alexandria

The “Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival” is set to take place during the weekend of May 6-8 at the Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. Currently, the festival is offering three-day weekend general admission tickets, two-day general admission tickets, single-day tickets, as well as three-day weekend ticket four-packs. As of now, tickets for Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion are at its lowest with ticket prices rising after Monday, May 2. Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is just one of the many rock-centric music festivals taking place in May or as they call it, the “World’s Loudest Month.”

If remembering when your favorite band is performing is a little bit of a task for you, Carolina Rebellion has announced that there is an app to help you keep track of those set times. The app is currently available on both iTunes and Google Play.

Mötley Crüe Extend Final Tour, Release New Single


Mötley Crüe announced last year that they had planned to call it a day on the band, but before they did so, that they would head out on one last, epic world tour.

The members were so serious about this “final tour” that they all signed contracts promising this was the end of the 80s band.

This week, they made headlines again, but this time it was to reveal that they had decided to extend their “Final Tour.” Originally, the tour wrapped up last November, but with this new revelation, the tour will wrap up on New Year’s Eve 2015.

Like the 2014 incarnation of the tour, Alice Cooper will head out on the road with them once again.

As if the extended tour schedule wasn’t enough, the band have also released their final single, a track titled, “All Bad Things.” The lyrics for the new track aren’t lost on us though. With lyrics like “All bad things must end/ All bad things must die” it kind of makes us wonder if they’re talking about the band or something bigger.

Check out the new track below as well as the newly revised tour dates which may, or may not, be extended once more in the future.


07/22 – Eugene, OR @Matthew Knight Arena *
07/24 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome *
07/26 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark *
07/28 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena *
07/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ EnergySolutions Arena *
07/31 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center *
08/03 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre *
08/05 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center *
08/07 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center *
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena *
08/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills *
08/11 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center *
08/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *
08/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *
08/15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center *
08/16 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena *
08/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena *
08/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena *
08/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse *
08/22 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *
08/23 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre *
08/24 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *
08/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena *
08/28 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena *
08/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena *
08/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
09/02 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
09/04 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center *
09/05 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
09/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
09/15 Monterrey, NL @ Arena Monterrey
09/10 – Mexico City, DF @ Arena Ciudad de Mexico
TBA – Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
12/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

* With Alice Cooper

Paul McCartney to Be Honored with Covers Album


George Harrison might have received a one night show to celebrate his legacy, but Paul McCartney is getting a special album.

It was announced that a new project titled, The Art of McCartney will be released to honor one of the guys who helped shape rock and pop music.

The record will feature classic tracks such as “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “My Love,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “Helter Skleter,” “Live and Let Die,” personal favorite, “Eleanor Rigby” and many more. All tracks that will be featured on the record will include backing by McCartney’s longtime band.

Of course with such a project, it’s only natural to gather a long list of contributors including Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, The Cute, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Heart, Owl City, Smokey Robinson, The Airbourne Toxic Event, Alice Cooper, and many more

The full list of performers and their tracks can be seen below as well as the extra tracks that come with the limited edition box set and the deluxe box set.


1. “Maybe I’m Amazed” – Billy Joel
2. “Things We Said Today” – Bob Dylan
3. “Band On The Run” – Heart
4. “Junior’s Farm” – Steve Miller
5. “The Long and Winding Road” – Yusuf / Cat Stevens
6. “My Love” – Harry Connick, Jr.
7. “Wanderlust” – Brian Wilson
8. “Bluebird” – Corinne Bailey Rae
9. “Yesterday” – Willie Nelson
10. “Junk” – Jeff Lynne
11. “When I’m 64” – Barry Gibb
12. “Every Night” – Jamie Cullum
13. “Venus and Mars/ Rock Show” – KISS
14. “Let Me Roll It” – Paul Rodgers
15. “Helter Skelter” – Roger Daltrey
16. “Helen Wheels” – Def Leppard
17. “Hello Goodbye” – The Cure ft James McCartney
18. “Live And Let Die” – Billy Joel
19. “Let It Be” – Chrissie Hynde
20. “Jet” – Robin Zander & Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick
21. “Hi Hi Hi” – Joe Elliott
22. “Letting Go” – Heart
23. “Hey Jude” – Steve Miller
24. “Listen To What The Man Said” – Owl City
25. “Got To Get You Into My Life” – Perry Farrell
26. “Drive My Car” – Dion
27. “Lady Madonna” – Allen Toussaint
28. “Let ‘Em In” – Dr. John
29. “So Bad” – Smokey Robinson
30. “No More Lonely Nights” – The Airborne Toxic Event
31. “Eleanor Rigby” – Alice Cooper
32. “Come And Get It” – Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie
33. “On The Way” – B. B. King
34. “Birthday” – Sammy Hagar


1. “C Moon” – Robert Smith
2. “Can’t Buy Me Love” – Booker T. Jones
3. “P.S. I Love You” – Ronnie Spector
4. “All My Loving” – Darlene Love
5. “For No One” – Ian McCulloch
6. “Put It There” – Peter, Bjorn & John
7. “Run Devil Run” – Wanda Jackson
8. “Smile Away” – Alice Cooper

The Art of McCartney will be released on Nov. 18, but if you want to get a piece of the action, pre-orders are already available.

Oh yeah, don’t forget to check out The Cure cover “Hello Goodbye.”

Mötley Crüe Officially Call it a Day in a Big Way


After much speculation about Mötley Crüe calling it a day and a massive tour happening in honor of it, it has officially been confirmed that this upcoming tour will indeed be their last one. They’re taking the tour and end of the band so serious, that all four members have signed a contract saying that this is the end.

“All bad things must come to an end” reads the official poster hanging behind a panel of people including: Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North America Concerts; Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO of Dodge Brand: and the man behind Big Machine Records, Scott Borchetta and after that band members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars 

In a press conference which featured all four band members in the flesh as well as tour mate, Alice Cooper, information had been revealed. The tour will be made up of 72 stops which have been released and can be seen below. Pre-sales for those in their fan club and VIPs are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Wednesday January 29th while general sales will begin on Friday, January 31st on their website.

Reportedly, tickets will be priced so that the final tour can be as inclusive as possible and was a unanimous decision on everyone’s part.

But the tour isn’t the only thing happening to commemorate the announcement. According to Borchetta, his label will be putting out a tribute album of Mötley Crüe covers all performed by Big Machine artists such as Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band, Leann Rimes and more. Borchetta was asked if there might be a Taylor Swift cover of “Dr, Feelgood,” but he said very unlikely.


7/2/2014; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
7/4/2014; Milwaukee, WI; Summerfest
7/5/2014; Noblesville, IN; Klipsch Music Center
7/6/2014; Cincinnati, OH; Riverbend Music Center
7/8/2014; Columbus, OH; Schottenstein Center
7/9/2014; Maryland Heights, MO; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/11/2014; Des Moines, IA; Wells Fargo Arena
7/12/2014; Wichita, KS; INTRUST Bank Arena
7/13/2014; Tulsa, OK; BOK Center
7/15/2014; Cedar Park, TX; Cedar Park Center
7/16/2014; Dallas, TX; Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/18/2014; Albuquerque, NM; Isleta Amphitheater
7/19/2014; Phoenix, AZ; Ak-Chin Pavilion
7/21/2014; Los Angeles, CA; Hollywood Bowl
7/22/2014; Irvine, CA; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23/2014; Mountain View, CA; Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/25/2014; Reno, NV; Reno Events Center
7/26/2014; Ridgefield, WA; Sleep County Amphitheatre
7/27/2014; Auburn, WA; White River Amphitheatre
7/29/2014; Wheatland, CA; Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/30/2014; Chula Vista, CA; Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/1/2014; Salt Lake City, UT; USANA Amphitheatre
8/2/2014; Denver, CO; Pepsi Center
8/3/2014; Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center
8/5/2014; Sturgis, SD; Sturgis Buffalo Chip
8/6/2014; Sioux City, IA; Tyson Events Center
8/8/2014; Tinley Park, IL; First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/9/2014; Clarkston, MI; DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/10/2014; Toronto, ON; Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12/2014; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Blossom Music Center
8/13/2014; Burgettstown, PA; First Niagara Pavilion
8/15/2014; Pelham, AL; Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/16/2014; Alpharetta, GA; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
8/17/2014; Tampa, FL; MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/19/2014; Charlotte, NC; PNC Music Pavilion
8/20/2014; Virginia Beach, VA; Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/22/2014; Bristow, VA; Jiffy Lube Live
8/23/2014; Camden, NJ; Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24/2014; Mansfield, MA; Xfinity Center
8/26/2014; Saratoga Springs, NY; Saratoga Perf. Arts Center
8/27/2014; Allentown, PA; Great Allentown Fair
8/29/2014; Wantagh, NY; Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30/2014; Holmdel, NJ; PNC Bank Arts Center
8/31/2014; Darien Center, NY; Darien Lake Perf. Arts Center
10/10/2014; Oklahoma City, OK; Chesapeake Arena
10/11/2014; The Woodlands, TX; Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavilion
10/12/2014; Bossier City, LA; CenturyLink Center
10/14/2014; Louisville, KY; KFC Yum! Center
10/15/2014; Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
10/17/2014; Hollywood, FL; Seminole Hard Rock Live
10/19/2014; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena
10/21/2014; Greenville, SC; Bon Secours Wellness Arena
10/22/2014; Greensboro, NC; Greensboro Coliseum
10/25/2014; Atlantic City, NJ; Borgata Event Center
10/26/2014; Montville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29/2014; Syracuse, NY; The OnCenter Complex
11/5/2014; Biloxi, MS; Mississippi Coast Coliseum
11/6/2014; Southaven, MS; Landers Center
11/9/2014; Moline, IL; iWireless Center
11/11/2014; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center
11/12/2014; Madison, WI; Alliant Energy Center
11/13/2014; Omaha, NE; CenturyLink Center
11/15/2014; St. Paul, MN; Xcel Energy Center
11/16/2014; Fargo, ND; FargoDome
11/18/2014; Edmonton, AB; Rexall Place
11/19/2014; Calgary, AB; Scotiabank Saddledome
11/21/2014; Vancouver, BC; Rogers Arena

Motley Crue’s “Farewell” Tour Ad Leaks


Motley Crue released an image last week teasing fans that something big was on its way, but what, they hadn’t confirmed. Due to the nature of the picture, it seemed to hint that it might be a tour and now, it looks like the assumptions might have been right.

For a while now, the iconic metal band have had some disagreements and even some talk that they would be calling it a day in 2014 was starting to float around the internet. The band had not commented about the potential split up rumors, but they did announce that come 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28th, the band will “make the biggest announcement of their career” via their website.

Thanks to a tweet from Eddie Trunk, co-host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, a flyer has surfaced which reveals that Alice Cooper will be the supporting act for Motley Crue’s farewell tour, which, if it’s true, they have appropriately named, “The Final Tour.”

The full image can be seen below:


As of now, there has been no confirmations or denials about the tour which probably will not happen until that press conference. No tour dates or locations have been leaked, but in an interview with Billboard last year, frontman Vince Neil did say that the tour would probably begin in the Summer and extend all the way in 2015 meaning, there will definitely be some international dates in the mix.