A Perfect Circle Shares New Single Saluting Cultural Icons We’ve Lost [Listen]

first_imgAhead of the release of their first new album in more than a decade, A Perfect Circle has shared a new single from the upcoming release. The track, “So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish”, is a nod to cult classic science fiction novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It serves as a salute to several of the giants of popular culture who passed away in recent memory, referencing the deaths of actors Gene Wilder and Carrie Fisher, boxer Muhammad Ali, and rock legend David Bowie (“Now Willy Wonka, Major Tom/ Ali and Leia have moved on”). And, in a further nod to the Hitchhiker’s Guide, the band has set the audio track to visuals of dolphins, who utter the title’s now-famous words in the book’s opening chapter.As Maynard James Keenan explained in a statement about the track, “We all cope with the absurd in our own manner. … The Italian side of me produces and shares wine with friends in order to feel grounded and connected in the midst of all the madness. But once the wine is gone, the drunk and sarcastic Irish side of me goes straight for the unreasonable jugular. #comedyfirstandalways”. Listen to the new A Perfect Circle track below:A Perfect Circle – “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish”[Video: A Perfect Circle]A Perfect Circle features Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine). Their new album, Eat The Elephant, the band’s first release since 2004’s eMOTIVe, is due out on Friday, April 20th.A Perfect Circle’s 2018 tour is now underway following performances in Tucson and at the first weekend of Coachella this past Sunday. The tour continues tonight and tomorrow with shows in Santa Barbara and San Jose before taking them back to Indio for weekend two of Coachella. For a full list of upcoming shows, see below. For more information, head to the band’s website.A Perfect Circle 2018 Tour Dates:04/14 – Tuscon, AZ @ Veterans Memorial Stadium04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre04/18 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose State University Events Center04/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Music Festival04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival05/12 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion05/15 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena05/16 – Columbia, MO @ Mizzou Arena05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range05/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC05/25 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma05/26 – Dallas, TX @ BFD at Starplex Pavilion06/01 – Nürburgring, DE @ Rock Am Ring06/02 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock Im Park06/05 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset06/06 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum06/08 – Aarhus, DK @ Northridge Festival06/09 – Helsinki, FL @ Sideways Festival06/12 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester06/13 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton06/14 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton06/17 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle06/20 – Zurich, CH @ Halle 62206/23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU @ Rockhal06/24 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop06/26 – Paris, FR @ Olympia06/28 – Madrid, ES @ Download Festival Madrid06/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Be Prog! My Friend Festival07/01 – Verona, IT @ Rock The CastleView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Corey Seager’s road back from surgeries was easier on defense

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error As he went through the months of rehab following last year’s surgeries, Seager always knew that would be the case. But he admits there were times when he worried.“You always do,” Seager said. “You always wonder how it’s going to be, how you’re going to react. But once you get back out there and get in the flow of things that comes back.”INJURY NEWSDodgers outfielder Joc Pederson left Saturday’s game in the eighth inning after being thrown out at home plate trying to score on a wild pitch. Pederson would not have been in the starting lineup against left-hander Madison Bumgarner Sunday regardless. But Roberts said Pederson was dealing with a sore back after the game.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO – As a coach on the Angels staff, Dino Ebel admired what he saw of Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.“For me when I saw him from the other side, he was a good-looking shortstop, great defender, good hands,” Ebel recalled.That was not really the player Ebel began working with this spring in his first year on the Dodgers’ coaching staff. Seager was returning from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and arthroscopic surgery on his left hip. He and Ebel went through a long progression this spring. It was usually Ebel who hit ground balls to Seager during his carefully-monitored workouts (down to the number of ground balls Seager could field daily) – first only straight at him then slowly side to side.But Seager’s full range has returned and his post-surgery defense has been easier to recover than his swing (which has returned over the past month).center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It’s just something that got him yesterday, I think on the slide home,” Roberts said, adding that Pederson was still available to pinch-hit or enter the game later.Meanwhile, outfielder Matt Beaty was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Sunday. Beaty is on the Injured List with a hip flexor injury. He will be eligible to come off the IL on Thursday.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 9-1, 1.35 ERA) at Angels (RHP Griffin Canning, 2-2, 3.52 ERA), 7:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), Fox Sports West, AM 570, KLAA 830 “Yeah, for sure. Easier timing, you know what I mean?” Seager said. “You just have to be on the ground when the ball is crossing the plate (on defense) more than the timing and rhythm at the plate. It’s definitely an easier thing to come back to, for sure.”With all the attention on Seager returning to his offensive form, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says “it shouldn’t be underappreciated what he’s doing out there defensively” at shortstop.“I think a lot of it has to do with his body composition, the way his body is moving,” Roberts said. “Even in ’16 I don’t think he looked like this as far as where his body was at. Obviously he had the hip issue. Even talking to Corey he’s really never felt this good as far as the way his body moving. So now you layer that in with his ability to lock in on pitches, be in the right spots … this is really, really impressive defense.”Roberts acknowledged the challenge was greater offensively when Seager returned after missing most of last season.“I think it’s much easier on the defensive side,” he said. “Granted there’s a timing issue with defense too. But the body allowing him to get in position to make the plays that he needs to make, to make throws – you watch the way his feet are moving, the backhand play … his legs and body are allowing him to make the plays.”last_img read more