Following the recent announcement of a 19-date tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Thick As A Brick, on April 3, Ian Anderson will release a sequel to the original Jethro Tull album. In 1972, Anderson wrote and recorded Thick As A Brick with Jethro Tull. At the time, the lyrics were credited to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. So, 40 years later, what would Bostock -– who'd be 50 in 2012 -– be doing today?
One piece of juicy information revealed in the official press release is that Periphery's new album will indeed be self-titled and will be released in May. Of course, this is only one of two albums the band have been working on.
One of American's biggest music festivals is returning for a sixth year. Rock on the Range has announced the lineup for its 2012 incarnation, which will includes appearances by: Slash, Incubus, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Mastodon, Marilyn Manson and more.
AC/DC have halted recording sessions for a new album due to the illness of a band member. As for exactly who is feeling under the weather, mum's the word. AC/DC singer Brian Johnson said on The Cowhead Show: "Hopefully this year we can get back together again. One of the boys is a little sick. I can't say anything, but he's getting better."
Continuing to be not only one of the better thrash bands around, but one of the coolest, Machine Head invited a 13-year-old fan on stage last night in Buffalo, New York for a rendition of "Aesthetics of Hate" from their 2007 album, The Blackening.