ROCK NEWS REPORT 30 JAN 18

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KORN FRONTMAN MAPS OUT SOLO TREK

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis will embark on a solo tour in early April. The trek, which will run through the end of June, will include a number of European festival appearances in addition to hitting mid-sized venues in North America. The tour kicks off on April 6th in Portland, Oregon, with the North American portion ending on May 18th in Boston.

Davis will be promoting his new solo single, titled "What It Is." The song is included on the soundtrack to a new film called American Satan, which came out last Friday (January 26th). Davis has also been preparing his debut solo album, expected out this summer.

  • Davis has quietly been compiling ideas for this solo effort since 2007, often writing and recording while on the road.
    • Newly confirmed Jonathan Davis tour dates (subject to change):
      April 24 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
      April 25 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live

      Story source: Blabbermouth

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Jonathan Davis' video for "What It Is":

 

TOOL ALBUM NOT COMING OUT THIS SUMMER, SAYS MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN

Another day, another twist in the ongoing drama over the new Tool album: after a fan posted on Twitter that the LP was set to come out this summer, singer Maynard James Keenanreplied with a terse post that read, "Not. Coming out this summer. Not." This followed an earlier exchange in which another fan claimed that Keenan suggested that both the new Tool and A Perfect Circle records were imminent. The vocalist shot back, "Only said new APC."

While this doesn't refute them outright, Keenan's comments throw a little cold water on drummer Danny Carey's tone of optimism in recent interviews, in which he has said the new album will "definitely" be out this year and completed in "the first half . . . if things go as planned."

  • Keenan's tweet could simply mean that the disc will be out in the fall, or if you want to be really hopeful, this spring.
  • Carey alluded to the latter possibility when he told Ireland's Overdrive, "It's all coming together really well. We'll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May, so hopefully we'll have the album out before that. It's wishful thinking at this point."
  • At least Keenan does seem to be working on the LP with the rest of Tool's members -- guitarist Adam Jones stated on Instagram earlier this month, "Music is done. Lyrics coming in hard."
  • Tool has not released a new collection of songs since 2006's 10,000 Days, while Keenan's other group, A Perfect Circle, last released a full-length album in 2004.

Story source: Loudwire

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