The upcoming studio album by Deep Purple, which the band has been promoting with a series of brief, cryptic teaser videos, finally has a name and release date. NOW What?! will be released April 30 in North America via earMUSIC. The band will release a double A-sided single on March 29.
In support of their album, Omerta, and debut single, "Come Undone," Adrenaline Mob — featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), John Moyer (Disturbed) and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp) — will kick off a US tour on March 12.
This morning, Stone Temple Pilots announced the firing of singer Scott Weiland in a brief, straight-to-the-point news release: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."
Soundgarden, who are fresh off the first leg of a US tour in support of King Animal, have announced the second leg of the tour. You can see all the new dates, which include appearances at Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range, below.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, a company that creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," sends us new CDs all the time, but we at Guitar World are particularly excited about the newest one, Lullaby Versions Of Pantera (released via Roma Music Group).