CALIFORNIAN alternative metal legends Faith No More have tested the faith of their Australia fans for the past 23 years.
Finally their patience has been rewarded with Mike Patton and the boys announcing their first Australian tour since 1997 in May, which will also double as their first international gigs since 2015.
The Epic, Ashes To Ashes and Easy hit-makers were among the most influential rock bands of the late '80s and '90s, blending metal, funk, alt-rock and punk.
Faith No More play Brisbane Entertainment Centre (May 13), Qudos Bank Arena (May 15), Rod Laver Arena (May 16), Adelaide Entertainment Centre (May 18) and RAC Arena (May 20).
EYES ON THE PRIZE
THE iconic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be battling against new-wave artists Sampa The Great, Thelma Plum and Amyl & The Sniffers for the prestigious Australian Music Prize.
The finalists for the AMP, which is awarded to 2019's best album, were revealed this week. The winner will announced in March.
The finalists are: Ainslie Wills (All You Have Is All You Need), Amyl & The Sniffers - (Self-titled), Dispossessed (Warpath Never Ended), Julia Jacklin (Crushing), Methyl Ethel (Triage), Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Ghosteen), Sampa The Great (The Return), Sleep D (Rebel Force), Thelma Plum (Better In Blak).
AMERICAN alt-country queen Lucinda Williams has reunited with producer Ray Kennedy and husband Tom Overby on her forthcoming album for the first time since her classic 1998 record Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.
Good Souls Better Angels due out on April 24 will see Williams turn her songwriting gaze outward to explore human, social and political issues effecting the US.
PUB rock veterans Rose Tattoo have re-recorded their debut album Rock N Roll Outlaw with their latest line-up. Outlaws will be released on March 3 with new versions of hits like Bad Boy For Love, plus three bonus tracks Rosetta, Snow Queen and Sweet Love Rock and Roll, which missed the 1978 cut.