Newsbites: Campbell on stage after cancer treatment
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has made his first onstage appearance since announcing he was fighting cancer. Def Lep played Hellfest in France at the weekend with Campbell sporting his new short hair. He’s vowed not to let his health issues slow him down and will play the UK with Last In Line, featuring fellow original members of Dio, in August.
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis was involved in a struggle with a security guard who wouldn’t let him into his hotel because the Rolling Stones were due to come out. TMZ have posted a video from Friday showing the singer arguing with the crewman before the pair brawling. They later resolved their differences.
Trent Reznor has released the track list for new Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks:
01. The Eater Of Dreams
02. Copy Of A
03. Came Back Haunted
04. Find My Way
05. All Time Low
09. Various Methods Of Escape
11. I Would For You
12. In Two
13. While I’m Still Here
14. Black Noise
Sacked Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has married his girlfriend, photographer Jamie Wachtel. They held a ceremony at their Los Angeles home on Saturday. It’s the vocalist’s third marriage. Wachtel says: “We all cried and laughed. Scott and I are over the moon.” STP last month replaced Weiland with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and released a new track with him.
The Cult will release a two-disc reworked album entitled Electric Peace, combining their classic Electric record with material from their abandoned Peace project. It’s due out at the end of July. The Cult will perform Electric in full across the UK in October.
James Hetfield has garnered the support of the mayor at Atlantic City after criticising the price of hotel rooms in the area. Hetfield recently said Metallica‘s attempts to keep their Orion festival as cheap as possible for fans were hampered by hotels in Atlantic City, where they held the inaugural event last year. The price of rooms is one reason the band moved this year’s weekended to Chicago. Hetfield said: “I thought Atlantic City was going to be a lot better than it was. There was some gouging going on in hotels, ripping people off, crap like that.” Mayor Lorenzo Langford has now agreed, and called on the city to be more flexible when it comes to pricing for events like Orion.