The Rock News Report 9 Jan 18

The long wait for a new album from A Perfect Circle may finally be coming to a close. Guitarist Billy Howerdel said that the band's fourth studio LP was going to be finished "imminently," adding, "I'd say in the next several weeks we will be done with this record". He maintained that the disc would arrive in the second quarter of this year, somewhere between April and June. 

A 23-year-old tour bus owned by Hellyeah and ex-Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott is now on sale at eBay for $45,000. The listing says that the 1995 bus was purchased by Abbott from country star Tim McGraw and contains 11 bunks, a/c and heat throughout, a full-size refrigerator, restroom, kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space, a TV, cooler and several couches. Lower offers are also being accepted, but full payment -- by money order, cashiers check or cash -- is due within seven days of the end of the auction on January 14th at 11:24 p.m. CT. The buyer will have to pick up the tour bus in person in Carrollton, Texas, or arrange for it to be shipped to another location.

An old friend of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain named John Purkey, who runs a YouTube account called The Observer, recently uploaded four videos containing cassette audio of Nirvana demos from the late Eighties. Purkey claims that the tapes were given to him by Cobain himself. They include early recordings of songs that would eventually make up the band's debut LP Bleach, as well as material recorded with Melvins drummer Dale Crover and audio of early, pre-Dave Grohl Nevermind recordings featuring Chad Channing on drums.