Morrissey, G'N'R Sign On For 'Summer Sonic'
Reclusive rock acts Morrissey and Guns N' Roses will be back in the spotlight for the Summer Sonic festival, set for Aug. 17 in Tokyo and Aug. 18 in Osaka, Japan. They join previously announced perforReclusive rock acts Morrissey and Guns N' Roses will be back in the spotlight for the Summer Sonic festival, set for Aug. 17 in Tokyo and Aug. 18 in Osaka, Japan. They join previously announced performers the Offspring, No Doubt, Cornershop, A, and Cave In. Although Flaming Lips were originally announced, they are no longer on the bill.
Other acts set to appear at the third annual Summer Sonic include NOFX, Sum 41, Andrew W.K., Disturbed, Quarashi, Cornershop, the Hives, Haven, Rival Schools, and Ozma. Last year's edition of the event featured Beck, Air, Primal Scream, Rancid, and Incubus, among others.
Morrissey has not performed live since the spring of 2000 and has not released a new studio album since 1997's "Maladjusted" (Mercury). Although the artist is rumored to be signing a new contract with Sanctuary, a label spokesperson said no information about a perspective deal could be released.
As for Guns N' Roses, the '80s rockers have been working on a new album, "Chinese Democracy," for several years amid sporadic live appearances. A spokesperson says there is no release date on tap for the album at present.