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Nine Inch Nails Confirm First 2013 Tour Dates

Michael Buckner, Getty Images There were a lot of Nine Inch Nails fans losing their minds earlier this week when it was revealed that the  Trent Reznor -led band was being resurrected  this year. Now we’ve got the first two confirmed performances from the reactivated and reconfigured Nine Inch Nails lineup. Consequence of Sound  reports that the band will play the Fuji Rock Festival at Niigata Prefecture, Japan the weekend of July 26-28. While the festival lineup has yet to be revealed, Bjork is also expected to take part. Fans can stay updated on the Fuji Rock Festival’s lineup additions and ticketing details by checking here . The other festival appearance on Nine Inch Nails’ schedule is the Rock ‘n’ Heim festival in Hockenheim, Germany. The music weekend will take place Aug. 16-18, with the band playing alongside System of a Down , Volbeat , Deftones , Tenacious D , Biffy Clyro and Enter Shikari among others. Festival updates on Rock ‘n’ Heim can be found here . As revealed earlier this week, the reconfigured Nine Inch Nails lineup will feature Reznor and returning instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini and drummer Ilan Rubin alongside former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery, King Crimson’s Adrian Belew and Puscifer ‘s Josh Eustis. [button href=”” title=”Next: Trent Reznor Expects New Songs on Hits Collection” align=”center”]

Slash Debuts Live Video for ‘Anastasia’ Slash is digging a little deeper into his ‘ Apocalyptic Love ‘ album with a new video for the track, ‘Anastasia.’ The clip is a live performance of the song, presented by I Heart Radio, that shows off the guitarist and his band’s live prowess. Slash, in particular, is featured within this clip as his dexterity on the guitar is on full display. The musician rocks some serious scales while Myles Kennedy delivers the powerhouse vocals on the track. ‘Anastasia’ follows ‘You’re a Lie,’ ‘Standing in the Sun’ and ‘Bad Rain’ as the fourth single from the ‘Apocalyptic Love’ disc. Slash is currently on tour in Europe with dates booked through March 4 in Dublin. The guitarist and his band will also perform at Ozzfest in Tokyo, Japan May 11. Slash’s promotion may take a bit of a back seat as the year rolls on as singer Myles Kennedy has been working toward Alter Bridge ‘s next album . Watch Slash’s ‘Anastasia’ Video [button href=”” title=”Next: Slash Voted 2012 Loudwire Guitarist of the Year” align=”center”]

Black Sabbath to Release New Album ’13’ in June

Tim Whitby, Getty Images Black Sabbath waited until it officially became Jan. 13 in their native England before revealing that their highly anticipated new studio album will be titled ’13.’ The heavy metal legends spent the past year working on the effort, which is being produced by Rick Rubin. The band also has announced that the album, which they initially targeted for April , is now expected to arrive at a still-to-be-determined date in June. And moreover, they’ve revealed that  Rage Against the Machine ‘s Brad Wilk served as drummer during the recording sessions. Black Sabbath will issue the disc via their original label Vertigo worldwide, with Vertigo/Republic offering the record in the United States. ’13′ will be the band’s first original album with Ozzy Osbourne as vocalist since 1978′s ‘Never Say Die!’ Though meant to be a reunion of the original four members, a contract squabble has kept drummer Bill Ward out of the picture. Osbourne’s stickman from his solo band, Tommy Clufetos, filled in  on tour during Ward’s absence last year, but the aforementioned Wilk handled the drumming for the group for the upcoming album. Black Sabbath have already announced a number of dates for 2013, beginning with a trek through Australia and also including a headlining spot on this year’s Ozzfest in Japan. More dates are expected and will be announced shortly. Black Sabbath’s 2013 Tour: 4/20 — Auckland, New Zealand — Vector Arena 4/22 — Auckland, New Zealand — Vector Arena 4/25 — Brisbane, Australia — Entertainment Centre 4/27 — Sydney, Australia — All Phones Arena 4/29 — Melbourne, Australia — Rod Laver Arena 5/1 — Melbourne, Australia — Rod Laver Arena 5/4 — Perth, Australia — Rod Laver Arena 5/12 — Tokyo, Japan — Ozzfest Makuhari Messe [button href=”” title=”Next: Ozzy Osbourne Celebrates Birthday Recording Black Sabbath Vocals” align=”center”] ?

In Flames Frontman Anders Friden Talks Touring, Plans for Next Album + Love of Beer

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire In Flames frontman Anders Friden was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Friden spoke about touring all over the world, plans to write for a new album and his overall fondness for golfing and beer. Read Full Metal Jackie’s full interview with Anders Friden below: How are you? It’s great to see you again. I’m excellent. I’m good, extremely jet-lagged. We came from Japan a few days ago but I’m waking up at like seven in the morning but I’m happy. It must be crazy, your body doesn’t know what time zone that you’re in or if you’re supposed to be sleeping or awake. The thing is, we were in Japan just recently and we were there for two nights and three days and came from Sweden – just as I got adjusted to Japanese time it was time to come over here. So I’m totally f—ed in my head, more than usual. What an amazing place to play though. Yeah, I love being in Japan. I love being here as well, we play pretty much anywhere and enjoy it. What makes In Flames such a good fit on a bill with Hatebreed and Lamb of God, in your opinion? We can play with anyone, we are a metal band and we fit in with everyone. We play anywhere, with everyone – I mean we’ve known those guys for a long time. We all have history together so I think it’s really cool and a very relaxed atmosphere. Last night was the first night and there was no tension, no nothing, it was awesome. In Flames have been on and off the road, you guys have only been to the States twice this year? Yeah, we’ve been pretty busy doing Europe. We’ve been in America twice but we’ve been pretty much touring constantly – we had a month of prior to this but it’s been a busy year. Offstage, what do you think the difference is with your comradery with U.S. bands compared to other European bands? We’ve been to America so many times and we have a lot of friends over here and we have a history with them, as I said and we feel a bond somewhere. I believe we are pretty easygoing as people and hopefully they see that. We don’t pretend like we’re someone else, we are who we are and we let the music talk. You guys are on the road now and everyone’s always wondering about a band’s activities when they travel and when they’re touring. What would you say the most essential non-musical item you must have to have with you while you’re on tour? Beer. [Laughs] Well, beer you got anywhere you go. Well it is music and beer, that’s what it is – that’s my life. When I’m on the road I try to get away and play golf once in a while. I love to play golf, I didn’t bring my clubs this time because I thought the weather would be not as good but I do miss them today. It would have been great to go to a course, a golf course – a part from that just walking around a little bit and looking at the city you’re in, shopping for some vinyls, that’s what me and Niclas [Engelin] did today. It was expensive but fun. [Laughs] It’s funny because for us, you’re buying what’s considered an import for you. Yeah, but in Sweden it’s so expensive. You mentioned you were a golfer, is golfing a big deal in Sweden? I think it is, we’re like 9 million and there are a half million people golfing so I consider that a pretty big thing. I’ve never been to Sweden, I just imagine that it’s cold. Right now it’s extremely cold – it’s below zero I think. It’s nice to be here. Rather than write on the road, In Flames seems to be more interested in enjoying the romance of being on tour, good food, good beer and good company. What about such experiences do you think will affect new music once you’re back home? I highly doubt it will affect music whatsoever – I mean I guess you work better if you’re in a good music, somehow. It’s really hard to say what affects our music because I can’t really say what we have as an influence these days, anymore. When we started out it was like “We want to be like our heroes” and a few albums in – I don’t know anymore. Obviously, you guys are still working off the last record ‘Sounds of a Playground Fading.’ What’s the plan in terms of new music? Do you guys have anything new written or a timeline for when you’re going to go back? I wish we can write on the road but we can’t. We have all the time in the world but I don’t know – too much beer to drink. We’re looking into writing and recording something at the end of the next year, I think. So we’re hoping to have a release 2014 – it seems so far away but it’s not. Full Metal Jackie will welcome the legendary Henry Rollins to her program this coming weekend. She can be heard on radio stations around the country — for a full list of stations, go to .

Deftones Announce Spring 2013 U.S. Tour

Photo by Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire Deftones  fans, rejoice! The band has announced dates for a U.S. tour kicking off in March. Among the shows are rescheduled New York and Boston gigs, which had to be postponed due to Superstorm Sandy. ‘ Koi No Yokan ,’ the band’s seventh studio album, was released in November to much critical acclaim. In fact, it was named the No. 1 album of the year by Loudwire in our list of the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012 . The single ‘Leathers’ from the album garnered the No. 2 slot on our list of the 10 Best Rock Songs of 2012 . Deftones also made a strong showing in the nominations for the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards . They are up for the following awards: Rock Song of the Year (‘Leathers’), Rock Album of the Year (‘Koi No Yokan’), Rock Band of the Year and Vocalist of the Year (Chino Moreno). The newly announced trek kicks off March 4 in Rochester, N.Y., and runs through March 30 show in Houston, Texas. Tickets go on sale Friday (Dec. 21). Later on in 2013, Deftones are slated to play Ozzfest Japan . They will perform on May 11, the first day of the two-day festival, alongside bands such as  Slipknot and Slash . Deftones Tour Dates: 3/4 — Rochester, N.Y. — Main Street Armory 3/5 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues 3/6 — Huntington, N.Y. — Paramount Theatre 3/9 — New York, N.Y. — Terminal 5 3/10 — Montclair, N.J. — Wellmont Theatre 3/12 — Stroudsburg, Pa. — The Sherman Theatre 3/13 — Norfolk, Va. — The Norva 3/15 — Charlotte, N.C. — Fillmore Charlotte 3/16 — Myrtle Beach, S.C. — House of Blues 3/17 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Tabernacle 3/19 — Miami, Fla. — Fillmore Miami Beach 3/21 — St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jannus Live! 3/22 — Orlando, Fla. — Hard Rock Live 3/23 — Mobile, Ala. — Soul Kitchen 3/25 — Baton Rouge, La. — The Varsity Theatre 3/26 — Corpus Christi, Texas — Concrete Street Amphitheater 3/27 — Pharr, Texas — Pharr Entertainment Center 3/29 — Austin, Texas — ACL Live at the Moody Theater 3/30 — Houston, Texas — Bayou Music Center

Stone Sour + Mastodon Join 2013 Download Festival Lineup

Adam Bettcher / Ethan Miller, Getty Images The Download Festival has done it again, putting together one of the best music lineups in recent memory, especially if you’re a hard rock and metal fan. The 2013 event, which runs June 14-16 at Donington Park in the U.K., just increased the awesomeness of its  already stellar lineup by adding Stone Sour and Mastodon . For Stone Sour, this marks the second major festival of 2013 where Corey Taylor will get to pull double duty (the other is Ozzfest Japan ), as his other band,  Slipknot , have been confirmed as one of Download’s headliners. Stone Sour have been building extra buzz from their ‘House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 1′ album and their European tour with Papa Roach . As an extra little gift for fans, by the time Stone Sour return to Download, ‘House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 2′ will be in stores. The status of Mastodon by the time that Download comes around is a bit murkier. Brent Hinds recently revealed that while the band is enjoying supporting their 2011 album, ‘The Hunter,’ they actually have a good start making music for their next effort, possibly using some of early 2013 to lay down tracks. Depending on how they progress, the band will either still be promoting ‘The Hunter’ or potentially gearing up for a new release. The three-day event will have Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein as the headlining bands for the individual days. Other acts set to play Download include Bullet for My Valentine , Queens of the Stone Age , 30 Seconds to Mars , Motorhead , the Gaslight Anthem , Alice in Chains , A Day to Remember , H.I.M. , Volbeat and the reunited Coal Chamber . More bands are expected to be revealed in the weeks and months leading up to the festival. For ticketing information on the 2013 Download Festival, please check here . [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Mastodon Songs” align=”center”]

Black Sabbath + Slipknot to Headline Two-Day Ozzfest Japan

Scott Gries / Lisa Maree Williams, Getty Images The news keeps coming out of the Black Sabbath camp. Not long after it was revealed that the band was planning an April 2013 release and Australian tour , the group was officially confirmed for Japan’s inaugural Ozzfest . They’ll headline night two on May 12 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City, Japan, while Slipknot have now been confirmed to finish out night one on May 11. Sharon Osbourne recently announced the return of Ozzfest, stating, “ Ozzy [Osbourne] and I want to tell you that [in] May 2013, we’ll be bringing Ozzfest to Japan for the first time ever. We are so excited. Please be there because we love you Japan.” Osbourne has spent a good portion of the last year with the reunited Black Sabbath working on their first studio album together since 1978. The group had plans to tour last year, but settled for a handful of one-off performances while guitarist Tony Iommi recovered from chemotherapy dealing with his cancer. By the time Black Sabbath reaches Ozzfest, they will be plenty warmed up as the group just announced four shows in Australia in late April and early May. Slipknot, meanwhile, are on what Corey Taylor calls a “ hiatus ,” but the singer admitted that the group would be playing sparingly next year. Ozzfest now joins an appearance at the Download Festival . Watch Ozzy Osbourne Announce Ozzfest Japan [button href=”” title=”Next: Black Sabbath – Horror Movies That Inspired Band Names” align=”center”]