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Jesse Leach rejoins Killswith Engage in NYC, move to become permanent?

Troubled metallers Killswitch Engage were joined onstage last night by original frontman Jesse Leach at the New York date of their current US tour. Leach performed five songs from his tenure in the band, including My Last Serenade in front of a packed Irving Plaza in NYC.

The Massachusetts boys have been without vocalist Howard Jones on their American jaunt, with All That Remains frontman Philip Labonte handling vocal duties. However with their seemingly being some unrest in the KSE camp, speculation is rife that Jesse Leach’s appearance with the band was more audition than one-off appearance. More news on this one as we get it.

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Aerosmith To Audition Steven Tyler’s Replacement

Steven Tyler's search for alternative employment didn't start too well.

Mammoth rock gods Aerosmith have announced plans to replace singer Steven Tyler, and quickly. Guitarist Joe Perry confirmed this in an interview with news agency QMI “We’ll start having some auditions, making some phone calls. Hopefully, we’ll have found a new singer by the summer, and Aerosmith will be able to go back out on the road”.

In the interview he detailed the problems preventing Tyler from touring with the band at the present time “He [Tyler] has to have leg surgery and foot surgery and it’s basically going to take him out of the picture for about a year, year and a half. So, in the meantime, the rest of the band wants to play. And I want to play with the other guys in Aerosmith. So the four of us are just making our plans. We’re gonna find somebody to get in there and fill that spot”

We here at Fancore are huge Aerosmith fans, and we can’t help but ask what the big rush is? For a band that doesn’t exactly take on a breakneck workload these days, sitting this year out and letting Steven recover wouldn’t end the world would it? What do you guys think? Should Aerosmith have gone the side-project route, or should they not let one man’s absence influence the band? Give us a shout on the comments section.



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:

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

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



Lemmy and Dave Lombardo cover Stand By Me

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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.



Slayer to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Thrash gods Slayer will be shredding shit up on Wednesday 4 November’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band will be promoting the upcoming release of “World Painted Blood”, is out  the day before on American Recordings.



Henry Rollins announces UK spoken word tour

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Former Black Flag singer and Rollins Band leader Henry Rollins has announced an extensive UK spoken word tour early next year. The burly vocalist rarely minces his words so these dates will be a treat.

Catch the wisdom at:

Dublin Vicar Street January 12
Glasgow Academy January 13
Leicester De Montfort Hall January 14
London Royal Festival Hall January 15
Manchester Lowry January 16
Leamington Spa Assembly January 17
Norwich UEA January 18
Bournemouth Opera House January 19
Liverpool Academy January 20
Newcastle Academy January 21
Leeds Academy January 22



Converge unleash new video

Vicious hardcore icons Converge are back with a brutal new song, and a video to match. “Axe To Fall” is off the group’s new album of the same name and shows the outfit to be as vital and as furious as ever.

Check the video out, and go pick the album up now! It was out today, you have no excuses.