Newsbites: Fans welcome at Bolder funeral
The funeral of Trevor Bolder will take place on June 3 at St Mary’s Church, Beverley, Hull. The iconic bassist’s family say fans are welcome to attend, but add: “All other proceedings will be private – we appreciate your understanding, so that the family and close friends are left in peace to carry on with the day in privacy.” Condolences can be sent to Trevor Bolder Memoriam, PO Box 6249, Liscombe Park, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 0WS.
Queens Of The Stone Age, who are currently streaming new album …Like Clockwork ahead of its release next week, will play an in-store show at London’s Rough Trade East on June 11 at 9.30pm. The band had previously hinted the move was afoot, saying: “QOTSA are psyched to announce an appearance at this years @iTunes UK festival. All tickets are free. Just can’t wait till September? Well… Keep your pretty eyes peeled London, cause you never know where we might turn up.” The intimate show takes place ahead of QOTSA’s appearance at Download on June 15. Wristbands are available from Rough Trade East, limited to one per customer.
The Jimi Hendrix documentary narrated by Slash will be released on DVD on June 10. Jimi Hendrix: Guitar Hero features interviews with Eric Clatpon, Paul Rodgers, Ginger Baker, Stephen Stills and many more. The new version included unseen archive footage, a clip of the Experience playing live in London, a 20-page booklet and a bonus disc of extended interviews.
Thunder have promised fans they’ll announce a UK Christmans show – but only after the Download festival in a fortnight’s time. “We are forbidden from announcing the date and location until after the band plays Download,” they report.
Algy Ward will release his Tank album Breath Of The Pit on June 3. The frontman has no connection with the version of Tank currently touring Europe, and calls his work “a real Tank album for genuine Tank fans.” Audio samples of all 10 tracks can be heard on Amazon.
Black Star Riders and The Almighty frontman Ricky Warwick will tour the UK in July as a solo act, alongside Terrorvision singer Tony Wright’s TV Acoustic set:
Jul 11: Exeter Cavern Club
Jul 12: Southampton Cellar
Jul 13: Rugby The Vault
Jul 14: Bristol The Fleece
Jul 16: Sheffield Corporation
Jul 17: Manchester Academy 3
Jul 18: Glasgow Classic Grand
Jul 19: Aberdeen Moorings
Jul 20: Newcastle Cluny
Jul 21: Leeds Brundell
Jul 24: Brighton Komedia
Jul 25: London Underworld
Jul 26: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Cardiff venue Bogiez is under threat of closure if plans to build student flats in the city centre are approved. The former Barfly establishment has been running since 2010, but the owners of the building want to turn it into utility space for the planned accommodation above. Bogiez manager Tom Martin says: “Nobody has spoken to us.” Cardiff lost live venue The Point in 2009 after flats were build round the converted church and new residents complained about the venue’s operation.
Ministry will released their last-ever live DVD on August 1. Enjoy The Quiet was shot at Wacken last year, before the Al Jourgensen decided to split the industrial metal outfit for good following the death of guitarist Mike Scaccia last December. “Mikey was in his version of heaven at Wacken,” says Jourgensen. “His guitar playing was the heart and soul of Ministry and he loved that band more than everyone – even me. He’s the one who convinced me to continue when I swore I was done with it.” Ministry’s final album, From Beer To Eternity, will appear in September.
Leonard Cohen will tour the UK on August and September, with tickets on sale today (May 31):
Aug 26: Bournemouth BIC
Aug 28: Brighton Centre
Aug 31: Manchester Arena
Sep 03: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sep 05: Leeds Arena
Sep 08: Birmingham LG Arena
Sep 14: London O2
Ringo Starr will release an ebook of never-before-seen Beatles photos on June 12. The publication, simply called Photograph, includes pictures taken by the drummer plus material from his personal archive. He says: “These are shots that no one else could have.” The ebook will be available exclusively through Apple’s iBookstore, with a limited-edition hand-bound print version to follow in December.
The Velvet Underground have settled a legal argument with the Andy Warhol Foundation over the band’s iconic 1967 album cover. The banana logo was licensed for use by the Foundation without consulting the band, who argued they had sole rights to use it. The settlement was reached out of court and no details have been provided.
Goo Goo Dolls tour the UK in October:
Oct 15: Nottingham Rock City
Oct 16: Manchester Academy
Oct 17: Glasgow Academy
Oct 19: Newcastle Academy
Oct 20: Leeds Academy
Oct 21: Norwich UEA
Oct 23: Birmingham Institute
Oct 25: London Hammersmith Apollo