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The GN’R Absurdly Opulent Box Set Will Cost $999

GN’R was teasing a major announcement for weeks, and news of a reissue of the band’s first album for $1K is even more surprising. See what you get in the box set. And Phil Collins announces his first U.S. tour in more than a decade. Your rock news, all in one place, is right here.

Last month we started hearing a bit about an upcoming deluxe reissue of the GN’R debut album, Appetite for Destruction, and now, here are the full details.

This thing is going to be even more ridiculously blown out than the initial reports let on: four CDs, seven LPs, seven 7-inch singles, a hardcover book, five GN’R “custom hand-made metal-cast band skull face rings” and the same number of “hand-made metal-cast band skull face lapel pins” and “metal skull face and signature-stamped guitar picks,” to name just a few of the included items. And all those tiny GN’R skulls and records will cost you (catch your breath) $999.

There is also a bunch of unreleased music, including 25 GN’R Appetite demos, a previously unheard track, “Shadow of Your Love,” (released digitally on Monday, which you can hear below) multiple early versions of “November Rain,” unfinished songs called “The Plague” and “New Work Tune,” and GN’R covers of Elvis, Aerosmith, and the Rolling Stones.

For those not willing to plunk down a month’s rent on GN’R ephemera, the reissue will also be available in several other, less glittering forms, including double LP and CD sets.

That’s not all; if you’ve got an appetite for replica GN’R ticket stubs and posters, a turntable mat, a bandana, and “temporary band member tattoos,” you can preorder the Locked N’ Loaded edition here.

Here’s the “Shadow of Your Love” release.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Phil Collins North American tour his first in 12 years.

The North American leg of Collins’ “Not Dead Yet Tour” spans 15 dates kicking off October 5th in Ft. Lauderdale.

The tour is the culmination of a multi-year comeback for Collins that has also included an extensive reissue campaign along with the penning of a memoir, also titled, Not Dead Yet.

In March 2016, he first returned to the live stage at a benefit concert in Miami, and in August, he sang “In the Air Tonight” and “Easy Lover” during the opening ceremonies of the US Open tennis. Then in October, he performed “In the Air Tonight” with accompaniment from The Roots on The Tonight Show.

 

 

 

 

The tour kicked off in Europe in June 2017 and had seen Collins perform a mixture of solo staples and Genesis classics. Earlier this year, he brought the tour to South America.

As in past performances of his “Not Dead Yet Tour,” Collins’ North American leg will feature guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Luis Conte, and Collins’ 16-year-old son Nicolas on drums along with a horn section, and backup singers.

Fans can register through today (Friday, May 11th) at noon (local times) for Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan on sale scheduled for Monday, May 14th.

Any remaining tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, May 15th.

 

Phil Collins 2018 Tour Dates:

10/05 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center

10/07 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena

10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

10/09 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden

10/11 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

10/13 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

10/16 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell

10/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena

10/19 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center

10/22 – Chicago, IL @ United Center

10/25 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

10/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

 

 

 

 

Metal Blade Records have signed Kissin’ Dynamite, one of Germany’s top rock bands.

First up is the release of “Ecstasy,” the group’s new studio album, on July 6. The LP is the follow-up to 2016’s “Generation Goodbye,” which made it up to number 14 in the German album chart.

It’s more of the 5-piece band’s unpolished, energy-laden tracks, as it marks a turning point in Kissin’ Dynamite’s 11-year history with the new label deal.

In the autumn, the band will start its tour, backing Powerwolf for 16 gigs throughout Europe.

 

 

Thunderpussy premier the video for new single, ‘Badlands.’

Women are currently creating some of the best alternative rock music in the game, and Seattle-based group Thunderpussy boast tunes just as brazen as their band name. The all-female foursome put their badass personas on display in the video for “Badlands,” the group’s new single.

 

 

 

 

“Lustre Studios is an incredible production team that goes well beyond expectation,” Thunderpussy frontwoman Molly Sides said.

“When we originally started talking about the filming of ‘Badlands,’ we discussed flying to Badlands National Park in South Dakota, but little did we know much of the land we were seeking was right here in our beautiful state of Washington. Lustre spent much time scouting locations and discovered the most stunning spots. Over the course of three days, we found ourselves driving through Electric City, gazing over the monstrous Grand Coulee Dam, running through the canyons of Steamboat Rock State Park and kicking up dirt at the Sand Dunes by Moses Lake. Among the 3,522-acres of beauty and under 200 feet of pounding water, ‘Badlands’ was born.”

The band is embarking on a headlining tour this month in support of their forthcoming debut self-titled, slated to drop May 25.

 

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