30 Seconds To Mars Announce UK Arena Tour

30 Seconds To Mars are kicking 2010 off with a bang after unveiling a February Arena tour across the UK.

The tour will coincide with the band’s latest album, This Is War which can be yours from 7th December, catch Jared Leto and the boys at:

19 – NOTTINGHAM Trent FM Arena
20 – MANCHESTER Evening News Arena
21 – CARDIFF International Arena
23 – LONDON Wembley Arena

Tickets will cost £22.50 for London and £20 for all regional dates, tickets are currently on sale.

Muse Add Second Wembley Date

Prog-kings  Muse have added a second date at Wembley Stadium on their upcoming trek across the UK.

The addition comes after the first Wembley date sold out in an astounding 10 minutes. For those of you who still don’t have tickets the 2010 shows are as follows:

04 – MANCHESTER Lancashire County Cricket Ground
10 – LONDON Wembley Stadium
11 – LONDON Wembley Stadium (SOLD OUT)

Muse‘s latest opus, The Resistance is currently out and the first single, Uprising can be watched below:

Lemmy and Dave Lombardo cover Stand By Me


Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister and iconic Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo have teamed up to cover Ben E King’s soul classic Stand By Me. The two metal legends perform a remarkably faithful take on the heartfelt song, which can be heard HERE.

The track is part of the soundtrack for skater Geoff Rowley’s new film “Extremely Sorry”, the third in the “Sorry” skate video trilogy.

The groundbreaking soundtrack is being produced by noted UK producer Baron, and features collaborations with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Jim Lindberg, Early Man and Black Mountain. Fancore will be reviewing the album soon, so stay tuned.

Creed Comeback Is On With New Album, Video and Single

US melodic-rockers Creed are back. After months of speculation, Scott Stapp’s purveyors of soaring choruses will return with new album “Full Circle” on November 2nd. Accompanied by storming new single “Overcome”, the band’s first studio effort since 2001’s “Weathered” looks set to restore them to their radio rock throne.

Check the “Overcome” video out above.

Weezer man to write with Katy Perry


Weezer front-god Rivers Cuomo will enter the studio to work on new material with kooky cutie Katy Perry next week. Cuomo revealed the news in an interview with US site Buzznet, during a word-association game in which Perry’s name came up.

The alt-rock singer told the site “We’re writing together next week. Can’t wait!”

Both artists have a taste for the quirkier end of their chosen genres, Fancore reckons the resulting material could be interesting to say the least.

Mr J

Who wants their Fancore back?

‘Ello stranger! No we aren’t dead, yes we still like music and okay, fine we’ll keep writing about it for your pleasure. Where have we been? Well myself and Harley nodded off in a drunken stupor after Sonisphere and have woke up to find the site hasn’t been updated.

So screw it, we’re back and over the coming weeks and months we will be bringing hot shit such as a review of the new KISS album: Sonic Boom, an on-the-scene report from Enter Shikari levelling the Birmingham Academy and in November, a full 3-day rundown of the Hellfire Festival. We’ll also be the first and only place you need to be for the best rock, metal and punk news. Wanna read about AC/DC without skimming through the Kings of Leon articles? Then step through the doors my friends.

Fancore is back, and the revolution won’t be televised, but it will be blogged about.

All the best

Mr J.

The Used Announce UK Tour


Utah’s very own The Used have announced a host of UK dates this Autumn, in support of the band’s new album, Artwork which is released September 1st.

You can catch Bert McCraken and co at the dates below, aswell as at Sonisphere Festival on August 1st where The Used will play Saturday’s mainstage with Linkin Park, Heaven and Hell and Taking Back Sunday.

15th Cardiff Solus
16th Newcastle University
19th Leeds Metropolitan University
21st Manchester Academy 2
22nd Birmingham O2 Academy 2
23rd London Electric Ballroom

Tickets go on sale 8th July at 9am and as usual if you are fortunate enough to be an o2 customer, you can snag your tickets a few days earlier by visiting the O2 BlueRoom where tickets are already on sale.