The proposed merger between concert giants Live Nation and Ticketmaster moved a step closer to reality as both companies’ shareholders have thrown their support behind the union, Billboard reports. The merger is still awaiting approval from the U.S. government.
The Guardian is reporting that Warner Bros. have dropped hardcore act Gallows due to low album sales. The article states the band’s last album only sold 20,000 copies in the U.K. and 50,000 worldwide.
Black Label Society have signed with E1 Music for their new album.
Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller will perform as a frontman for the first time as he plays his debut solo show on Jan. 14 at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. Saller will be performing his own songs with a backing band that includes Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin, Aquabats guitarist Ian Fowles and Dead Country drummer Jarrod Alexander.
Information is currently circling the web that needs clarification, regarding Josh Klinghoffer and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Josh-Klinghoffer.net is currently undergoing a change of ownership, and in transferring data and relevant correspondence to the new owner, personal communications between Josh and Katrina (Cavadino, former editor of JKDN) were mistakenly sent out, leading to a story that should never have been run. Until official notice comes from the band or management, Josh’s role in the band is not confirmed and remains subject to speculation.
Josh Klinghoffer has confirmed that he has replaced John Frusciante as the new guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has announced that the band are officially reuniting. The band broke up in 1997. Cornell revealed in a tweet, “The 12 year break is over & school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!” He also linked to a soundgardenworld.com.