Tons of good stuff to report today, let's begin with my favorite news of the day!

Queens of the Stone Age are working on their sixth album. Guitarist Troy van Leeuwen recently told Australia's Faster and Louder magazine that the songs they've written so far are inspired by blues and boogie, and will "definitely [make you] wanna shake some arse."

As soon as he finishes with Queens, frontman Josh Homme will move on to recording with his other project, Eagles of Death Metal, according to that band's live frontman, Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, or as we like to call him, "Boots".  Homme and Hughes make the Eagles albums together as a duo, but Homme isn't part of the touring quartet.

Smart ass Jesse explains more...


After time in The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and Dead Weather, Jack White is finally stepping out as a solo artist. His debut, Blunderbuss, will be released on April 24th, and the single "Love Interruption" is streaming now at

White says, "I've put off making records under my own name for a long time, but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas."

Ex-Korn drummer David Silveria has restarted his music career. He's joined a band called Infinka and the group has posted a teaser for their album Echoes and Traces on YouTube. No release date for the project has been announced.

Silveria went on hiatus from Korn in 2006, with the band saying he had officially left a year later. The drummer dropped out of the music scene altogether, instead working on two restaurants he owned in the Bakersfield, California area. Silveria even sold his set of Korn drums on eBay.

Shinedown will return to the road this spring as the headliners on the Avalanche Tour. They'll be joined by Adelita's Way on the tour, with The Art of Dying opening up the second half. It starts March 27th in Anaheim, California and hits 21 cities before wrapping up April 25th in Baltimore. If you’re a die hard looks like you’re road trippin’ to Boise.

Shinedown's new album, Amaryllis, is due out March 27th.

Loooove this idea, brilliant...

If you happen to fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (a.k.a. Sea-Tac) anytime soon, you might hear the voice of Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell. The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative features musicians giving passengers safety instructions throughout the concourse. (Cantrell talks about the no smoking policy.) The initiative also features Seattle music playing throughout the airport and video screens featuring footage of local bands as well.