Jukebox – Music News Cuts – 1/2/24

Written by on February 2, 2024

Jukebox – Music News Cuts – 1/2/24


In 2016, Anthrax released the album “For All Kings.” It is time for a followup album, and bassist Frank Bello had something to say about the effort. Speaking to the site Blabbermouth, he said, “We officially finished drums, bass and guitar, which is great. I know my bass tracks are done, so I’m kind of psyched. Right now, it’s up to… I think Joey’s [Belladonna, ANTHRAX vocalist] singing his sixth or seventh song; I’m pretty sure on that. Jon Donais [ANTHRAX guitarist], I think he’s starting his guitars, or maybe he started them already. But as far as I know, from what they’re doing, they’re booking it this month or early next month to get back in there and keep it going. Hopefully, at the end of the year, we’ll have an ANTHRAX record.”

Bello noted that the forthcoming album brough challenges to the playing, and that he enjoyed that, not only as Anthrax’s bass player, but also as a fan. He also brought up the pandemic as being a time that the band, with nowhere to go and play or record, simply walked away from music, only to come back slowly as we hit 2021 and 2022, where they played a handful of shows and started jamming again.

The new album looks to be a much broader, and much heavier, offring, and we can’t wait to see it.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is working on a new album called “Everything I Thought It Was,” and to this news, he is appending the additional news that he is going on his first arena tour in five years. He’s added additional shows in Seattle, Inglewood, Austin, Chicago, NYC, Boston, and others. For us upstaters, closest he is going to come is Madison Square Garden in New York City, which will take place on June 25th, with an additional show there the next night. He played a smaller show on the 31st of January at Irving Plaza. Ticket presales started on the 31st as well.

The tour dates are as follows:


Wed Jan 31 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Mon Apr 29 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

Thu May 02 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

Fri May 03 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena – JUST ADDED

Mon May 06 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose

Fri May 10 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

Tue May 14 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego

Fri May 17 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum

Sat May 18 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum – JUST ADDED

Tue May 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

Wed May 29 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center

Fri May 31 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

Sat Jun 01 – Austin, TX – Moody Center – JUST ADDED

Tue Jun 04 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

Thu Jun 06 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

Mon Jun 10 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

Wed Jun 12 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

Fri Jun 14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Sat Jun 15 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center

Fri Jun 21 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Sat Jun 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center – JUST ADDED

Tue Jun 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Wed Jun 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – JUST ADDED

Sat Jun 29 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Sun Jun 30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – JUST ADDED

Wed Jul 03 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena

Thu Jul 04 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

Sun Jul 07 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Tue Jul 09 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

The Talking Heads

In a never-ending battle to make good things happen, promoters have been trying to get The Talking Heads back together. Live Nation was willing to shell out $80 million to make it happen, but they rolled a snake eyes, and the band politely declined. Goldenvoice also tried previously to get them to play Coachella, and Billboard said they could’ve made $10 million for just two nights of work. But again, no.

The last time The Talking Heads – made up of David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison and Chris Frantz – got together, it was 2002, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And the last time they played a full concert together was all the way back in 1984. All four of the members did appear for a 40th Anniversary screening of “Stop Making Sense” in Toronto.

David Byrne said that the band currently has a “cordial relationship,” but they don’t spend time together.



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