Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost and Motörhead, ZZ Top, and Weezer “Pop! Rocks” Figures Coming Soon from Funko

Funko, the popular vinyl collectible toy company known for its highly collectible Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures spent the day Monday (January 21st) revealing new products all day today at London Toy Fair, including several new artist collaborations. Among the bands that Funko has partnered with are Slipknot, Slayer, Ghost And Motörhead, ZZ Top, and Weezer. Also revealed at the ToyFair were Pops for Eazy-E, Shania Twain, Willie Nelson, Lil Wayne, Salt N Pepa, and James Brown. Check out product mockups of the new collaborations below. Ghost Cult broke the news last year that Funko was planning at Papa Emeritus Pop. These new Pops are avaialble for pre-order now! Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks figures in the past include Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, and Rob Zombie. Continue reading

The New AC/DC Album and Tour Announcement May Be Imminent!

According to a published reported by Classic Rock Magazine, AC/DC is on the verge of announcing their comeback able and a world tour! Ghost Cult reported last year that the band convened in Vancouver British Columbia where the current band of Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Stevie Williams, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams were all photographed at the studio where they have made several albums. Cliff retired from touring at the end of 2016, but perhaps he could be convinced to tour again. Co-founding guitarist Malcolm Young died in 2017.  Speaking recently on Melbourne’s Triple M Hot Breakfast show, Australian broadcaster Eddie McGuire claimed that AC/DC’s new album would be out sometime in the next couple of months, with live shows to follow later in the year. Nothing has been confirmed yet by the band but this is very encouraging! The band also potentially an EP worth of material with Axl Rose of Guns N Roses, which we also hope sees the light of day! Their classic album Back In Black also turns 40 in 2020. Continue reading

Richard Fortus Says Guns N Roses Hopes to Have New Music Out in 2020

In a new interview with Forbes, Guns N Roses guitarist Richard Fortus says the band hopes to release new music in 2020. As the band continues the “Not In This Lifetime” tour they continue to pull from GNR’s entire catalog, “We love bringing new songs in. We always rehearse stuff up. It’s just a matter of everyone sort of feeling comfortable to integrate it into the show. I hope that we have new music out this coming year.” Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Teases New Video for “Straight To Hell”

As Ozzy Osbourne’s highly anticipated new album, Ordinary Man, approaches in 2020, he has teased a new music video. The clip for the new single ‘Straight To Hell’ will arrive Monday, January 6thaccording to social media posts from the Prince of Darkness himself. ‘Straight To Hell’ features Slash of Guns N Roses on guitar. Continue reading

Ticketmaster and Live Nation Feel That Concert Tickets Are Too Cheap!

If you are like us at Ghost Cult, you go to a lot of concerts every year. We actually pay for many shows we cover, and the fees on top of the tickets, especially for major festivals, event-type shows and tours are astronomically over-priced. And the company that owns the most venues and puts on the most tours in the entire world thinks we are getting away cheap! According to a new report by Marketwatch, Ticketmaster and their parent Live Nation feel they have been charging fans too little and there is a “great opportunity” to earn more money by charging more for tickets in 2020 and beyond. According to the report, the average ticket price for the largest worldwide tours has increased by more than 20% in the past five years and is approaching $100 per ticket. This timeline coincides with the biggest bands and tours in the world, including major tours the last few years Guns N Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime Tour”, Metallica’s “Worldwired World Tour”, Slipknot’s “Slipknot Roadshow”, The Eagles, The Who, Elton John’s farewell tour, KISS’ “End of the Road” tour, Slayer’s “The Final Campaign Tour” on their way to retirement, Tool’s new tour, and next year’s big-ticket tours from My Chemical Romance, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and  Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. This is not counting the secondary and resale market, which includes Ticket master’s murky relationship with resellers and bots (see Metallica’s S&M2 ticket debacle last summer), StubHub and other companies that gouge fans for profits. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Adds Second London Concert for 2020 Due To Overwhelming Demand

Due to overwhelming demand, Guns N Roses has had to add a second show in London next May. The new London date at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is scheduled for May 30 — one day after the previously announced concert at the same venue. A statement about the U.K. shows reads: “The event marks the first live music concert to be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since the venue opened in April this year and the two nights will be the only dates that the band will be performing their enormous and beloved catalogue of hits in the U.K.” Tickets are on sale now through Live Nation. The GNR “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which began three and a half years ago, recently became the No. 3 highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Books More 2020 Tour Dates and Festivals

Guns N’ Roses have booked more  “Not In This Lifetime” tour dates for next spring and summer in Europe. The trek, which began three and a half years ago, recently became the No. 3 highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore. Tickets go on sale on December 18 at 9 a.m. local time.

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