“This isn’t ‘old-timer’s day,’ ” Paul Stanley says of Kiss in 2012. “If that’s anybody’s idea of what we’re doing, then that’s just morbid and ridiculous.” Indeed, the 60-year-old singer and guitarist has just one word for those who question whether there’s still a fire raging beneath Kiss’ pancake-makeup exterior: Monster. That’s the title of the band’s new and—zounds!—20th studio album, which is Kiss’ hardest-hitting effort since 1992’s Revenge. The collection’s 13 tracks are streamlined and direct, with a vibe that recalls their Seventies-rock heyday and a sound that is solidly modern.
With the Foo Fighters taking an extended break, Dave Grohl is keeping busy with his Sound City documentary. On top of that, signs are pointing to the former Nirvana drummer once again sitting behind the skins on the new album from Queens of the Stone Age.
Mumford & Sons have just posted a brand-new video for "Lover of the Light," which is taken from the band's mega-selling new album, Babel. Watch the clip, which was directed by Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba, below.
New Orleans-based supergroup Down have announced a run of live dates for early 2013. The trek, which has been dubbed the "Weed and Speed Tour," will kick off New Year's Day in Houston, Texas. Get the full list of dates below.
In a news item posted on Machine Head's official website this morning, the band claim Walt Disney Properties is behind the cancellation of yet another Machine Head show. The item also claims Machine Head are on Disney's "banned list."