While You Were Away: Weezer Anniversary Tour, Mad Cool Festival 2024, Tommy Lee Lawsuit, And More

Welcome to the last While You Were Away of 2023! Before we head out on holiday break, we’re dishing on music news you missed including a potential Weezer anniversary tour, Mad Cool Festival’s 2024 lineup, a new Tommy Lee lawsuit, and more.

Bring Me the Horizon and BABYMETAL share live video for ‘Kingslayer’

Bring Me The Horizon and BABYMETAL release official Kingslayer live video

Bring Me the Horizon have shared their new live video for “Kingslayer” featuring BABYMETAL.

The video features footage from their performance of the Post Human: Survival Horror track last month in Japan. “Three years in the making… was it worth the wait?” Bring Me posted on social media. Having just watched this back, now we can safely confirm: “Yes. Yes it was.”

Watch the video below.

Mad Cool Festival 2024: Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Bring Me the Horizon, and more

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Mad Cool Festival has made its first lineup announcement for next summer.

Headlining next year’s event are Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Bring Me the Horizon, and Avril Lavigne. Also appearing at the festival are Dua Lipa, Janelle Monáe, Sum 41, Garbage, The Gaslight Anthem, Arlo Parks, Nothing But Thieves, Soccer Mommy, Tom Morello, Alvvays, The Breeders, and more.

Additionally, Mad Cool will introduce some new changes for 2024, including reducing stages from eight to six, which should “improve flows within the festival and reduce schedule conflicts and artist overlaps.” There will also be more toilets, water stations, shaded areas, and other experience-improving endeavors.

Mad Cool 2024 takes place at Villaderde in Madrid July 10th – 13th, 2024. Get all the details here.

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee accused of sexually assaulting woman in helicopter

Tommy Lee Responds to Complaints of Exposed Genitalia at Mötley Crüe Show

Trigger Warning: details graphic sexual assault

A sexual assault lawsuit has been launched against Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee for an incident that took place in a helicopter in 2003.

The lawsuit, filed on Friday (December 15th) in Los Angeles and reported by Rolling Stone and The Blast, an unnamed woman, who worked as a bank teller in San Diego at the time, said her friend and pilot David Martz invited her to take a ride in his helicopter. When she arrived she was told Lee would be joining them.

Once in the air, the woman alleges that both Martz and Lee began drinking, smoking marijuana, and snorting cocaine. Though she didn’t partake in the drugs or drinking, she claims she was pressured to enter the cockpit and sit on Lee’s lap. Lee then started “forcibly groping, kissing and penetrating her with his fingers, and attempting to force her to perform oral copulation.”

According to the lawsuit, “At one point, Lee penetrated plaintiff with his fingers while fondling her breasts. Lee then pulled down his pants and attempted to force plaintiff’s head toward his genitals. By this point, plaintiff was in tears, but she had nowhere to go — she was trapped with little mobility to leave the cockpit.”

Rolling Stone attempted to reach out to Tommy Lee’s representatives but didn’t hear back.

Read the entire report here.

Weezer tease ‘epic’ blue album anniversary tour

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Seems like Weezer have big things in store for the upcoming 30th anniversary of their debut record, The Blue Album.

In a new interview with Collider, frontman Rivers Cuomo teased a possible tour to commemorate the anniversary.

“We are going to give it its due respect and come out with a really amazing deluxe package with a bunch of additional material, and of course, we’ve gotta do some kind of epic tour,” he said.

Though the band already have some tour dates booked for next year, Cuomo hinted that more shows are coming: “There’s this very suspicious blank space in our calendar for months after that, so I’d keep your eye on that.”

See Weezer’s 2024 dates here.

Tours on sale this week

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Creeper will return to the States next year! The band will support Black Veil Brides on their North American tour, which starts April 27th in Las Vegas and wraps up May 25th in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now.

Finnish goth-rockers The 69 Eyes will hit the road next spring for a US tour with support from The Bites and Budderside. The tour kicks off March 26th in Albany, New York, and runs through a Clifton, New Jersey show on April 13th. See all the dates here.

Bad Religion and Social Distortion are teaming up for a co-headlining US 2024 tour. The touring will feature Social Distortion performing their debut album Mommy’s Little Monster in full to mark its 40th anniversary. The tour starts April 9th in Bakersfield, California, and concludes May 18th in Chicago, Illinois. Get details here.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their breakout album Smash, The Offspring will perform the album in its entirety during an anniversary show in Anaheim, California on June 1st. “We’ve got some celebrating to do in Orange County,” the band said in a press statement. “Look out Honda Center…we’re coming for you!” Tickets are on sale.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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