After more than a year's worth of inactivity while frontman Rivers Cuomo finished an English degree at Harvard, Weezer has come back to life. The group "is just polishing up a batch of songs for a recording session that is going to start at the beginning of July," according to a post from Cuomo on the Weezer Web site.
With the demise of Audioslave, Chris Cornell is once again going the solo route. The former Soundgarden lead singer has decided to simplify things on this current tour, opting for smaller venues as a precursor to the release of his upcoming "Carry On" album.
With nearly a year under its belts touring behind their "Eyes Open" album, Snow Patrol couldn't be entirely faulted if it delivered a rather routine, punch-the-clock show in Toronto. Fortunately for the sold-out crowd, the group didn't go through the motions despite delivering a rather similar show last year in a smaller Toronto club.
The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first North American appearance of 2007 at Toronto's Virgin Festival, set for Sept. 8-9 on Toronto Island. The band will headline the second evening while Bjork will headline the first night. Other artists confirmed include The Killers, Interpol, Amy Winehouse, Jamie T., Paolo Nutini and Tokyo Police Club.
After some initial hiccups with its name and then an injury to bassist Jason Newsted, Rock Star Supernova began its current North American tour with a New Year's Eve gig in Las Vegas. Some critics were less than kind with the show itself, panning lead singer and "Rock Star: Supernova" winner Lukas Rossi for his over-the-top stage antics.