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Mysterious Full Trailer for Alice in Chains’ Sci-Fi Film ‘Black Antenna’

March 3, 2019
Source: YouTube

Black Antenna Trailer

“There you are… your kind has never come to visit us before.” Rock band Alice in Chains has released a full trailer for their new sci-fi film Black Antenna, inspired by their sixth studio album Rainier Fog released last year. The film is a 90-minute feature – but it will initially be released as 10 individual “episodes”, which will culminate and connect to create the entire film. Not much is known about Black Antenna – there’s no synopsis released, and there’s barley any information available online. From the footage in this trailer, a guy seems to pull some weird alien woman out of his stomach. There are shots in this that seem to reference the sci-fi film Under the Skin, in which Scarlett Johansson played an alien creature. Black Antenna stars Eric Michael Cole, Paul Sloan, and Viktoriya Dov, and it’s directed by Adam Mason, who has shot a few music videos for Alice in Chains before. Nothing else really to add but if you’re curious check out the trailer.

Here’s the full-length trailer (+ teaser) for Alice in Chains’ film Black Antenna, direct fromYouTube:

Black Antenna Film

The film’s only official description seen on YouTube: “One Film. Ten Videos. Black Antenna. Rainier Fog.” Black Antenna is directed by English filmmaker Adam Mason, director of the films The 13th Sign, Dust, Broken, The Devil’s Chair, Blood River, Pig, Luster, Junkie, and Hangman previously. The screenplay is written by Adam Mason and Paul Sloan. “This was an opportunity to do something fresh and inspiring from an indie filmmaking side. The sound and vision between album and film are closely intertwined — it was a brilliant synergy that led to a really unique project,” Mason explains. The band’s Sean Kinney adds: “We’ve always toyed with the idea of creating videos for every song on one of our albums. Not only did we do that for Rainier Fog, it got totally out of hand and we made a whole goddamn movie. You can get your copy of Alice in Chains’ album Rainer Fog here if you want to listen to their music. Black Antenna will be released in segments, with the first two chapters arriving on March 7th. Follow @AliceInChains for the latest updates.

Are you ready… for one of the most dynamic tour packages you’ll see this year? Korn and Alice in Chains are teaming up for a North American tour starting on July 18 and finishing up Sept. 4.

Underoath, the Fever 333 and H099o9 will all provide support on the tour, with Fever and Ho99o9 switching off as the shows progress.

In January, Jonathan Davis confirmed that he was tracking vocals for Korn’s next album, their first since issuing The Serenity of Suffering in 2016. The singer also hinted at what fans can expect from the new material, stating that it will be “groove-oriented,” not that the statements makes things clearer considering Korn have been rhythm-focused throughout their career.

Meanwhile, 2019 Grammy nominees Alice in Chains and Underoath both have 2018 records — Rainier Fog and Erase Me — that they can tour under.

Korn, Alice in Chains, Underoath 2019 Tour Dates:

July 18 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater*
July 20 – The Woodlands, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
July 21-  Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
July 23 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
July 25 – Alpharetta, Ga. @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
July 26 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena*
July 28 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*
July 30 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach*
July 31 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug. 02 – Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater*
Aug. 03 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion^
Aug. 06 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Aug. 07 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Aug. 09 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center^
Aug. 10 – Hartford, Ct. @ XFINITY Theatre*
Aug. 11 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Aug. 13 – Clarkston, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Aug. 14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage*
Aug. 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center*
Aug. 17 – Burgettstown, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion+
Aug. 18 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center+
Aug. 20 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Aug. 21 – Tinley Park, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug. 23 – Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug. 25 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center+
Aug. 27 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheatre+
Aug. 30 – Irvine, Calif. @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance+
Aug. 31 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion+
Sept. 02 – Chula Vista, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
Sept. 04 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre+

*with HO99O9
+with FEVER 333
^support TBA


Live, Bush Plot Joint 25th Anniversary Tour

Nineties alt-rock bands will celebrate classic albums, Throwing Copper, Sixteen Stone respectively

Ed Kowalczyk of Live and Gavin Rossdale of Bush.

Ed Kowalczyk of Live and Gavin Rossdale of Bush.

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Live and Bush, two alumni of the Nineties alt-rock boom, announced a joint summer tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective signature albums: the former’s Throwing Copper and the latter’s Sixteen Stone. The trek launches June 6th at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT and wraps September 8th in Rochester, MI’s Meadow Brook Amphitheatre.

Tickets go on sale on March 15th, with presale tickets available to Citi card members via Citi’s Private Pass program beginning on March 12th at 10 a.m. local time through March 14th at 10 p.m. Artist presales are also available now through March 14th at 10 p.m. local time via Bush’s website as well as Live’s website.

“We are super excited to get back out on the road this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Throwing Copper,” said Live’s Ed Kowalczyk of their second LP. “It feels like the planets are aligning in a really magical way for us lately. Our reunion is now a few years old, and with every concert, we feel like we are breaking into new levels of power and confidence onstage. I can truly say that LIVE is better than ever, and it’s all coming together just in time for this special anniversary in our career.”

The singer added that Live “jumped at the chance” to tour with Bush. Having had both our bands’ respective breakthrough albums released in 1994, there’s a kind of kinship there in our collective experience that I think is really cool and unique,” he said. “I had a chance to reconnect with Gavin and Bush at a show we recently played together in Mexico, and I was blown away by their performance. As we watched Bush from the side of the stage, I leaned over to Chad Taylor and yelled in his ear, ‘This summer is gonna fuckin’ rock!’”

“We are thrilled to be touring this summer with Live,” said Bush’s Gavin Rossdale. “The wealth and depth of songs from both bands should provide a great night of music. Looking forward to seeing you all this summer … Sixteen Stone propelled us onto the musical landscape. Those songs have found a way into the soundtrack of people’s lives and that is the highest compliment available. We’ve continued to make music that resonates with people.”

Kowalczyk continued with Live until the band’s 2009 hiatus but didn’t rejoin for the group’s 2012 reunion or their eighth LP, 2014’s The Turn, which features singer Chris Shinn. Bush originally broke up in 2002 but have released three albums since regrouping in 2010, including their most recent, 2017’s Black and White Rainbows.


Newly Uncovered Photo Appears To Confirm CLIFF WILLIAMS’s Return To AC/DC

Newly Uncovered Photo Appears To Confirm CLIFF WILLIAMS's Return To AC/DC

Photographic evidence has emerged suggesting that bassist Cliff Williams is part of the rumored AC/DC comeback album which is expected to be released in the coming months.

Last August, singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios. Based on the pictures, the assumption at the time was that AC/DC was in the midst of making — or at least planning — another album, with Rudd and Johnson both back in the lineup.

Williams, who announced his retirement from AC/DC more than two years ago, wasn’t seen in any of the images from the Warehouse, leading many fans to speculate that he was not involved in the band’s latest recording sessions.

But a newly uncovered photo posted on the Instagram account of Canadian personal trainer Scott Frinskie places Williams and Johnson together at a Vancouver hotel while the studio sessions were taking place.

The picture, which can be seen below, appears to have been taken at the Shangri-La Hotel around the same time — September 2018 — that Johnson recorded a video message congratulating Canadian rockers HEADSTONES on the 25th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album, “Picture Of Health”.

When Williams confirmed his retirement in an emotional video following the end of the group’s “Rock Or Bust” world tour, he stated that it was “time” for him “to step out.” His decision followed a string of personnel changes for the group that started with co-founding guitarist Malcolm Young‘s departure in 2014 after he was diagnosed with dementia. In 2015, Rudd was sentenced to house arrest after he was found guilty on a drug charge, while in early 2016, Johnson was forced to step down or face the loss of his hearing.

Cliff acknowledged the numerous changes that the band had undergone in recent years, and noted AC/DC has been dealing with such tumult since the death of singer Bon Scott.

“Everything changes, so it’s not that,” he said. “It’s just, I’m ready to get off the road and do what I do in between tours.”

While AC/DC has yet to officially reveal any details of a new studio recording, online reports have also indicated that Angus will dedicate the new album to his late brother Malcolm. The latter passed away in 2017.

Johnson left AC/DC mid-tour and was eventually replaced on the road by GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose.