Sunday, February 5, 2012

Quick News

U2's Bono is set to become the world's richest rock star, surpassing the fortunes of Sir Paul McCartney. Bono owns 1.5 % of the shares in Facebook through his private equity firm, Elevation Partners, as soon as the social networking site floats on the stock exchange later this year, his shares will be worth just under $1 billion. Elevation Partners invested in Facebook in 2009, yet, part of the money is not going to Bono's pockets, it will go to to his various charity projects like his humanitarian work in Africa.

As mentioned last week, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was threatening to pull out of the legendary metal bands reunion tour and new record slated for this year. Now it is official, the band will continue on without him. The remaining members of the band took to Facebook to announce that Ward will not be part of the reunion. They stated, "We were saddened to hear yesterday via Facebook that Bill declined publicly to participate in our current Black Sabbath plans. We have no choice but to continue recording without him although our door is always open."

The 20th anniversary reissue of Pantera's legendary album, Vulgar Display of Power will feature a previously unreleased song entitled "Piss."

Tenacious D will release their new record, Rize of the Fenix in May. The new album from the comedic rock duo comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be their first new album in six years.