Billboard.com is reporting that Nickelback’s next studio album will arrive Nov. 18 via Roadrunner, just in time for the holiday retail season. First single “If Today Was Your Last Day” will hit U.S. radio outlets Sept. 30.
The Canadian rock outfit is recording the as-yet-untitled project in Vancouver with producer Mutt Lange, who hasn’t worked on a new album since ex-wife’s Shania Twain’s “Up” in 2003.
The album is the follow-up to 2005′s “All the Right Reasons,” which has sold an astonishing 6.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In July, Nickelback signed a multi-rights deal with Live Nation, including its recordings once its Roadrunner deal is completed. The band is expected to play Live Nation amphitheaters beginning next year.
3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold has acute vocal laryngitis, and his doctor has advised him to postpone three shows on the band’s headlining tour, according to a news release from Riverbend. The band is also postponing a Thursday concert in Wichita, Kan. and a Sunday concert in Burgettstown, Pa.
3 Doors Down will announce new concert dates “in the near future,” according to Riverbend. Tickets for the three affected shows will be honored on the new dates.
As reported by MSN, A Los Angeles man claims in a lawsuit that Gene Simmons took him for a ride on a marketing deal with the Indy Racing League.
Allan Brown on Wednesday sued Simmons and two business partners, claiming the group cut him out of a 2006 deal between the Kiss bassist and the racing league.
Brown is seeking unspecified damages and is claiming fraud and slander. His suit alleges he helped broker the deal between Simmons and the IRL, but was cut out of the contract while on a personal vacation.
He also claims Simmons and his business partners mischaracterized him as “lazy” and “rich” to racing league officials.
Simmons promoted IndyCar racing in 2006, and even co-wrote a song, “I Am INDY.”
An e-mail message left for Simmons’ attorney was not immediately returned Wednesday.
Cruefest ’08 is now over and has been deemed a success.
If you could pick your own Cruefest bill for 2009, what 4 bands would you
choose to open for Motley Crue?
My Four choices are:
Also, if they want to turn this into a true festival environment, how about adding a second stage for 3 or 4 bands to play on?
Who would you pick for Cruefest 2009?