Earlier this week, drummer Bill Ward broke the news that he would not being joining Black Sabbath on their upcoming live dates, citing an inability to come to terms on a "signable" contract. (Read the statement here.)
While in full-on promotional mode for his upcoming new album, Apocalyptic Love, Slash recently filmed a six-song set for Walmart's Soundcheck, a video series featuring exclusive performances from top artists.
Leslie West will perform for three nights -- June 11, 12 and 13 -- at New York City's Iridium Jazz Club. These will be isolated dates with West headlining and performing a 75-minute set starting at 8 p.m. West will be joined by Bobby Rondinelli on drums and Rev Jones on bass.
Reverend Horton Heat has been named the headliner at this year's Revival Festival, an annual rockabilly and Americana festival in Austin, Texas. This year's event, the fifth annual show, takes place May 26 at 7th Street and Trinity Avenue in downtown Austin.