Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Quick News

Metallica will reissue Master of Puppets in various formats this November. The Master of Puppets reissue will be available physically as a Standard LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard CD (available to stream and download), a 3 CD Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). The Expanded Edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews, live tracks, and a 28-page booklet. The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will include a 108-page hardcover book including never before seen photos, outtakes and previously unreleased interviews, three LPs, ten CDs, a cassette, two DVDs, a lithograph, a folder with handwritten lyrics, and a set of six buttons. Take a look at the video above where James Hetfield unboxes the deluxe edition -- it is a beauty!

Following the release of their latest album, Emperor of Sand, Mastodon will release a new EP called Cold Dark Place in November.

The Flaming Lips and Mac Demarco will release a split EP which features both artists cover one anothers respective songs. Lips singer Wayne Coyne broke the news on Instagram Tuesday. 

The anticipated duet record between Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett will arrive in October and it is going to be called Lotta Sea Lice. Vile broke the news to Rolling Stone.

According to reports, calls to suicide prevention hotlines increased on Sunday following Logic's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards where he performed "1-800-273-8255," which is the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline told CNN in a statement: "The impact has been pretty extraordinary. On the day the song was released, we had the second-highest call volume in the history of our service." He added that calls to the hotline are up roughly 33 percent from this time last year. Take a look at the powerful performance, below: