Quick Hits On Breaking Benjamin, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne And AC/DC

  • Breaking Benjamin has released a video teaser for a summer 2018 U.S. tour that will also feature Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More and Bad Wolves. The official announcement, including exact cities and dates, is expected later this month. Breaking Benjamin’s sixth album, Ember, will arrive on April 13th. Five Finger Death Punch and Nothing More have LPs out, while Bad Wolves will also issue its debut disc this spring. (Blabbermouth)
  • Foo Fighters kick off a lengthy North American tour next month and are apparently preparing some new cover songs for inclusion in the set. The band has shared a video from rehearsals in which it mashes up John Lennon‘s “Imagine” with Van Halen‘s “Jump,” with Dave Grohl writing, “Woodshedding for the summer tour has never felt so good….see you out there….(I’ll learn the words by then, I swear).” The trek kicks off on April 18th in Austin, Texas, with dates throughout the spring, summer and fall. (Alternative Nation)
  • A one-minute preview of the first episode of Ozzy Osbourne and family’s new podcast is available online. The 10-week podcast, which launches on Monday (March 5th), will see Ozzy, his wife/manager Sharon and their children Jack and Kelly talking about the groundbreaking reality show The Osbournes that ran on MTV from 2002 to 2005. The Osbournes Podcast will premiere on the 16th anniversary of the show’s MTV debut. New episodes will become available every Monday. (Blabbermouth)

  • Late AC/DC singer Bon Scott will be honored with a statue in Melbourne, Australia. The three-meter-high-and-two-meter-wide sculpture will be officially unveiled at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday (March 6th) on AC/DC Lane, named for the Australian rock band. The statue is part of the Victorian Government’s “Rockin’ The Laneways” Initiative. Local artist Mike Makatron worked on the project and said, “It’s an honor to add a permanent 3D element that pays tribute to a great Australian rock and roll band and its lead singer Bon Scott, but also to music in general.” Scott sang on AC/DC’s first six albums and achieved international fame with the band before his death at the age of 33 in 1980 from alcohol poisoning. (Blabbermouth)