Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson will star in the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy. Manson, who will join the list of musicians like Henry Rollins and Dave Navarro who have appeared on the show in the past, will play a white supremacist and says about appearing on the show, "Sons' has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father's, so I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of 'SOA' is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle."
French pop artist Yelle will release her new album this fall. No word on what it will be called or when it will arrive.
John Mellencamp will release his new album, Plain Spoken, this fall. The record is Mellencamp's 22nd.
U2's Bono and The Edge have been named as members of Fender guitars Board of Directors. About joining the board, Bono said, "Wherever you go in the world, Fender is a standard bearer, not just for excellence in technology and craft, but for the influence of American culture. This made-in-USA company has at its heart innovation."
Former Swedish House Mafia bandmates Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have formed a new band called Axwell Λ Ingrosso and will release new music later this year. The duo will debut new tunes next week at Governor's Ball in New York City.
Speaking to The Nashville Scene, The Kills Alison Mosshart talked about the sessions for the band's upcoming fifth album. She said, "We're trying to make a record that's completely different. Anything that sounds like it could have sat quite easily on any of the other records will probably get scrapped or reworked, played on some kind of different instruments with a completely different kind of rhythm and a completely different kind of feel. That's what takes so long, is trying to break out of the thing that you know and you're good at and trying to get good at something else. You never know what's going to happen with a record when you're writing". "It could be done all of a sudden in two months, or it could take another year. You get on these tangents, and you find new directions. You kind of follow the scent wherever it's taking you. Sometimes it takes a long time. Sometimes it's fast as hell."