Remember I was telling you that you could pick the name for this upcoming tour? The fans of Staind, Godsmack and Halestorm have picked Mass Chaos as the name of their upcoming tour. It kicks off April 13th in August, Georgia and hits 19 cities before wrapping up May 18th in Bangor, Maine.

Fans can enter a contest to design a poster for the tour. Visit CreativeAllies.com for info on the contest.

The first single from Halestorm's still-untitled second album is "Love Bites (But So Do I)." Appropriately, it'll be available at digital retailers on Valentine's Day, February 14th.

Halestorm will be on the road in Europe next month with Shinedown before they return to the U.S. in April for the Staind - Godsmack tour. Their new album is expected out in mid-April.

Very Very Very much looking forward to that!

Update on the project Dave Grohl is working on, a documentary about Sound City Studios in L.A. where Nirvana recorded Nevermind.  So far he’s interviewed Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon, Stephen Pearcy & Warren DeMartini from Ratt, Rick Nielson from Cheap Trick, Butch Vig and last night, Queens Of The Stone Age.  In all the photos Dave has posted, they have their equipment out (tee hee) so I’m left to wonder if there’s some recording going on during these so called interviews.  Here’s my fav…

 

Lacuna Coil's album Dark Adrenaline hits stores today, and you have plenty of options to pick it up. There are eight different versions available between North America and Europe, including separate box sets and vinyl versions for each territory.

Singer Cristina Scabbia says their label has done a great job of giving fans choices about how involved they want to get with Dark Adrenaline. But she admits, "I'm getting confused when the fans are asking me like, 'Which one is the edition with the DVD?'"

Garbage have named their new label Stunvolume. The band's new album will be released on the label in the spring.  Stoked for this, I heart Shirley Manson.  And Butch Vig for that matter.

I'm not really into movies but I know plenty people are, so just in case you care...

Nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards have just been announced in Los Angeles.

BEST PICTURE
The Descendants
The Help
Hugo
Moneyball
War Horse
The Artist
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Academy Awards will be handed out on February 26th.