Poison Teasing Major Announcement This Week
Hair metal band Poison’s website has a countdown clock with some thinking it could be a major announcement regarding their upcoming tour with Motley Crue and Def Leppard next summer.
The clock is set to expire Wednesday (Dec. 4) at 4:30 p.m. EST.
Poison Frontman Brett Michaels revealed last month that he was working on “something incredible” in regards to the band’s touring plans.
Poison last released a studio album in 2007 called Poison’d! cover album of rock ‘n’ roll songs with their most recent album of original material going back 17 years with 2002’s Hollyweird. Michaels told Loudwire last year, that at least one new Poison song to be released by the time within the next year saying
To see the countdown, visit Poison’s official website here.
Knotfest Mexico Ends in a Riot
This weekend Slipknot’s traveling festival Knotfest Mexico ended in a riot similar to the old days of Guns N’ Roses. According to reports once a barricade was pushed down during Behemoth’s set earlier in the day,multiple attempts by the festival organizers to fix it failed. Slipknot would cancel their headlining set over security concerns and Evanescence also cancelled their show.
#Knotfest started trending on Twitter and some of Evanescence equipment was destroyed and posted on social media. Evanescence drummer Will Hunt’s kit — went viral. “It literally breaks my heart to see @evanescence equipment being destroyed at #knotfest. To the people who went on to destroy their equipment, you’re a bunch of cowards. Malditos perros!,” tweeted one fan, while another concertgoer eloquently added, “This doesn’t represent metalheads nor mexicans. Only morons that can’t behave properly.”
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slipknot were not able to perform at last night’s Knotfest,” the band commented in a joint statement. “Security barricades became an issue, and it was decided that for the safety of the fans, neither Slipknot or special guests Evanescence could take the stage.
“We had hoped to be able to perform today, but regrettably, a situation arose onstage after the cancellation that damaged or destroyed gear that would have been necessary to play.
“We are extremely disappointed that we did not get the chance to perform, but the safety of our fans and our community is our biggest priority. We will look to get back to Mexico sometime in the future.”
Evanescence commented on the events in a video posted to Instagram. “We are heartbroken we didn’t get to play for you tonight, México City,” the band captioned the clip. “Your safety, your life is more important than any show! We love you and we will be back soon, that’s a promise.” See below.
Stone Temple Pilots Release New Song Honoring Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots announced a new album coming out next year called “Perdida”, their second effort with new vocalist Jeff Gutt, which comes out on February 7, 2020. The album will be supported by an acoustic tour. The band has released their first single “Fare Thee Well.”
“Perdida” translates to “loss” in Spanish, and Gutt explained that many of the songs revolve around emotional turmoil, as he had been reflecting upon some hardships in his life while writing its lyrics. “I was trying to be vulnerable and that’s a scary thing to do, but it’s also kind of comfortable,” he admitted.
One of the tracks, “I Didn’t Know the Time,” deals with the loss of two of the band’s singers — original frontman Scott Weiland in 2015, and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington in 2017, who had replaced Weiland when he parted ways from the band. “I didn’t know Scott,” Gutt explained. “But I’d known Chester since 2000, so there was some reminiscing about him on that song. That’s really the only time on the album. The rest was all ex-girlfriends and all that.”
The tour, titled An Evening With Stone Temple Pilots, will take place across clubs throughout the U.S.. According to DeLeo, there will be an additional guitar player, some other string players and a keyboardist on board with the rockers.
Check out the 2020 tour dates below!
Perdida Track List
01. “Fare Thee Well”
02. “Three Wishes”
04. “I Didn’t Know The Time”
06. “She’s My Queen”
07. “Miles Away”
08. “You Found Yourself While Losing Your Heart”
09. “I Once Sat At Your Table”
Stone Temple Pilots 2020 Acoustic Tour Dates
Feb. 5 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 7 – Snoqualmie, Wash. @ Snoqualmie Casino
Feb. 8 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 9 – Portland, Oreg. @ Roseland Theater
Feb. 12 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Herbst Theatre
Feb. 13 – Beverly Hills, Calif. @ Saban Theater
Feb. 15 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
Feb. 17 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater
Feb. 19 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Feb. 21 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore Detroit
Feb. 22 – Covington, Ky. @ Madison Theater
Feb. 25 – New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 27 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Feb. 29 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Tropicana
March 1 – Boston, Mass. @ The Wilbur Theatre