Newsbites: Anthrax settle with Nelson
Anthrax have settled their lawsuit with former singer Dan Nelson. He’d claimed $2.65million in damages after departing the band in 2009, before they reunited with Joey Belladonna. Details of the agreement are secret but an Anthrax representative had said before the ruling that a “small cash dollar” amount plus co-ownership of the tracks on new album Worship Music was on offer. After the Manhattan Federal Court hearing bassist Frank Bello said: “I’ve got to put a band-aid on my tongue from biting it so much.”
Alice Cooper thinks there are certain places rock music shouldn’t go. He says: “You read a magazine and it’ll be like, ‘You’ve got to go see this band – they’re the best you’ve ever heard.’ I look at them and go, ‘What? They have an accordion in the band. How is that rock’n'roll? That’s folk!’” Talking about the grunge era he adds: “I’m sitting there thinking, ‘This is no fun at all.’ I think if bands get too poetic they get too introspective, and they just get boring as hell.” [STV]
Aerosmith have delayed the release of long-awaited new album Music From Another Dimension until November 6. Its original launch date was August 28. Frontman Steven Tyler says it’s because there are too many other big-name acts with albums out during the summer. He reports: “We don’t want to step on their dates so we said, ‘We’ve got the goods – there ain’t no doubt about it. We’ll wait another couple of months.”
Machine Head mainman Robb Flynn has taken a pot-shot at old friends Metallica over their Lulu collaboration with Lou Reed. Flynn says: “I didn’t even get it. If those guys need to do that stuff to get their ya-yas out, that’s cool and I respect them. But was Lemmy not available? Was Iggy Pop not available? I fucking can’t stand Lou Reed. We’ve never had a Lulu and we’ve never had a Blaze Bayley moment.” [Metalshrine]
Tigertailz have announced a new lineup after splitting with frontman Kim Hooker and bassist Sarah Firebrand earlier this year. Original guitarist Jay Pepper and drummer Ace Finchum are joined by singer Jules Millis, guitarist Rob Wylde and bassist Jason Sims. The band will tour Europe later this year and release a charity single. Find out more.
Robert Plant’s Band of Joy live DVD is released on July 10. View a trailer below.