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

Samsung heir appears in court, awaits decision on whether he’ll be jailed again

first_imgSamsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee on Monday arrived at a South Korean court which will rule whether he will be sent back to jail after more than two years of freedom, as new allegations dog the executive and cast a pall over the country’s top conglomerate.Prosecutors on Thursday asked the court to issue an arrest warrant against Lee, culminating a probe into accounting fraud and a controversial 2015 merger of two Samsung affiliates that they said helped facilitate Lee’s plan to assume greater control of the group.Lee, 51, wearing a face mask and a dark suit, appeared at the Seoul court for a hearing scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.. He did not answer questions from reporters before entering the court. Topics : After the hearing, he is expected to head to a detention center to await the judge’s decision, expected on Monday or early Tuesday.Samsung on Friday denied the allegation of stock-manipulation against Lee, saying it was “beyond common sense” to claim Lee was involved in the decision-making.In a further statement over the weekend, the group said the lengthy probe is weighing on management, which is in a “crisis” at a time when the coronavirus pandemic and US-China trade disputes are adding to uncertainty.The company declined to make Lee available for comment.center_img He served in jail for about one year until Feb. 2018 for his role in a bribery scandal in which he was accused of giving horses as gifts to win support from the government of former President Park Geun-hye for the merger.The merger increased his control of the group – and of its crown jewel, Samsung Electronics Co, South Korea’s biggest company. His father, Lee Kun-hee, has been ailing for some time.”If he is arrested, this will further hurt the reputation of Lee and Samsung. There will more questions about his legitimacy as the CEO and successor of the company,” Chang Sea-jin, business professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.”The public would think, ‘Oh he may have done something wrong again.'” last_img read more