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Weezer + Pixies Announce Summer 2018 Tour, Plus News on Devin Townsend, Last in Line + More

Mike Coppola / Ian Gavan, Getty Images
Mike Coppola / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

In addition to the big stories we covered today, Wire-to-Wire provides you with some of the other key rock and metal news items from Nov. 2, 2017:

– Summer may seem like a long time away, but fans of both bands can warm up to the fact that Pixies and Weezer will co-headline dates in 2018. The run starts June 23 in Tampa, Fla., and continues through Aug. 12 in Phoenix. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov. 10 at 10AM local time via the Pixies and Weezer websites.

Devin Townsend has revealed in a series of tweets that he has themes for four albums — Empath, the Moth, a complicated one (untitled) and a beautiful one (untitled), adding that there are some Casualties songs and heavy songs too. Empath will be first and will be a Devin Townsend Project album. See his updates here, here, herehere and here.

Last in Line vocalist Andrew Freeman confirmed to Albany’s Q103 that the group has started work on a new album of original music. “We have about six songs completed and probably about 14 ideas altogether that we’ve been working on and just kind of weeding through ’em,” said Freeman. “It’s supposed to come out next year. We’re supposed to have it finished by January, so some time next year it’ll be out. And we’re looking forward to getting it out.”

Marty Friedman has unleashed a new video for the melodic new single “Self Pollution.” The song is featured on his Wall of Sound album. Watch the Jimmy Cheng-directed clip here.

– Former Vital Remains singer Scott Willey (aka Scott Wily) unexpectedly passed away on Oct. 31. Willey sang with the band between 2008 and 2012. The band’s statement on the matter can be read here.

– Baltimore hardcore punk band Turnstile have released their first music video for “Real Thing” off their as of yet untitled second studio album. Check out the song here, and look out for the album to come out Winter 2018 on Roadrunner Records.

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