The publishing world:
Another week, a few more new releases!:
And a beautiful cover reveal:
In other news:
- Nelsan Ellis, who portrayed Lafeyette in the HBO adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ The Southern Vampire Mysteries, sadly passed away at 39.
- ‘Beetle Boy’ by M.G. Leonard won the Branford Boase award.
- Paige Toon announced the title of her next novel. ‘Five Years From Now’ is being released in May 2018.
- Hanna Alkaf‘s ‘The Weight of Our Sky’ is being released in winter 2019.
- Abi Elphinstone revealed the title of her next novel will be ‘Snow Cry’.
- Sandhya Menon announced that a companion novel to ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’ is being published in 2019. I can’t wait to read ‘When Ashish Met Sweetie’, which follows Rishi’s younger brother!
- Finally, Alwyn Hamilton revealed the title of the last book in the Rebel of the Sands trilogy will be ‘Hero at the Fall’. EXCITED!
The music industry:
Once again, I couldn’t find any new releases, but there was some very exciting new music (including a couple of huge comebacks):
Fans can stop ‘Praying’ for Kesha‘s return thanks to this new track:
Macklemore teamed up with Skylar Grey to release a ‘Glorious’ video:
While The All-American Rejects came back with a bang, releasing an 11-minute video for ‘Sweat’:
There were also new releases from The Xcerts, Dizzee Rascal, The Rocket Summer, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Wolf Alice, Hans Zimmer, Eskimo Callboy, Palisades, Coldplay, Stone Sour, 7 Minutes in Heaven, Authority Zero, Run the Jewels, Silverstein and In Hearts Wake.
Meanwhile, blink-182 released three videos for ‘Home is Such a Lonely Place’ (one focused on Travis, one focused on Mark and one focused on Matt) and Chris Motionless appeared on stage with In This Moment for new song ‘Black Wedding’.
The tour announcements flooded in thick and fast this week:
- Teenage Bottlerocket are headlining shows across Europe and the UK throughout July and August.
- Muse announced a one-off show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in August, where they’ll be playing a fan-requested set.
- Ki:Theory revealed some US tour dates for August.
- Useless ID are playing six shows in Japan in August and September.
- The Killers are touring the UK in November.
- Every Time I Die are heading back to our shores in November.
- Royal Blood have added another date at Alexandra Palace to their November tour, after selling out the previous two.
- Stick To Your Guns are playing shows throughout Europe and the UK in November and December.
- The Damned are bringing their ‘Evil Spirits’ tour to the UK in January and February 2018.
In other news:
- Marilyn Manson announced the death of his father, Hugh Warner, with a touching tribute.
- Pedro Aunion Monroy, an acrobat opening for Green Day at Mad Cool Festival, fell to his death. RIP.
- Cardinal Bay announced their split.
- Neck Deep were caught in police lockdown after a fatal shooting outside the bar where they were drinking. Be careful, fellas.
- The Dangerous Summer are up to something…
- …as are twenty one pilots, who posted a cryptic image after releasing the final installment of their ‘sleepers’ tour diary series.
- There’s not going to be a new System of a Down album any time soon.
- Senses Fail are recording with Beau Burchell of Saosin.
- Slipknot aren’t playing their own festival for the first time.
- Boyz II Men feature on the new Foo Fighters album. Of course.
- Gavin Rossum of LCD Soundsystem came out as transgender.
- Varials have signed with Fearless Records.
- I Prevail‘s vocalist, Brian Burkheiser, was hospitalized during Warped tour. Get well soon!
- In another installment of Who The Heck Crashed Their Van This Week?, Dragonforce vocalist Marc Hudson narrowly escaped injury after jumping out of their van when the handbrake failed.
- Tay Jardine – as SAINTE – is featuring on the new album by The Vamps. This should be something…
- Stormzy appeared with Linkin Park at their headline show at London’s O2 Arena.
- Ex-The Swellers bassist, Anto Boros, has joined Original Sharks.
- Manchester Orchestra revealed the supports for their upcoming US tour will be Foxing and Tigers Jaw.
- In one of the most heart-warming stories: after Green Day‘s show in Glasgow was cancelled, fans gathered outside their hotel to serenade them. How sweet!
- The Fever, a new project featuring members of letlive., Night Verses and The Chariot, launched by playing a show in a donut shop’s parking lot. Glamorous.
- Austin Carlile shared that he’s working on new music, despite his ongoing health struggles.
- Ed Sheeran sold out his stadium tour within minutes. That’s an impressive feat.
- Last, but certainly not least, Gerard Way‘s ‘Umbrella Academy’ might be coming to Netflix.