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A Perfect Circle Release New Music Video Called “So Long And Thanks For All The Fish”

A Perfect Circle have released an “apocalyptic-themed” music video for “So Long And Thanks For All The Fish,” a song from their 2018 album Eat the Elephant. The video, directed by Kyle Cogan, is set in an alternate 1950’s suburban US neighborhood, where dolphins are able to fly and everything seems to be burning, ending in an “explosive” manner. Meanwhile, the band is also continuing their U.S. tour into Detroit’s Masonic Temple Theatre for a performance on Friday, and plan to return to the UK and Europe next month. Check out the music video for “So Long And Thanks For All The Fish” in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Hugh McDowell, Former Cellist Of Electric Light Orchestra, Dies At 65

Former ELO cellist Hugh McDowell has died at the age of 65, according to his former colleague Mel Gale. McDowell joined Jeff Lynne’s band in 1972 and made his first studio appearance on its second album, ELO 2, the following year. After a short absence, he returned in the mid ‘70s, leaving in 1980. In 1980 he appeared on Gale’s album Gift Wrapped and went on to teach music and conduct a children’s orchestra. He took part in Bev Bevan’s Electric Light Orchestra Part II project in 1991 and later played on Asia’s Phoenix album in 2008. . ...Read Full Story

All That Remains Scores Gold Single Honors With Their Track “Two Weeks”

All That Remains just had their their single “Two Weeks” certified gold by the RIAA. “Two Weeks” came off the band’s 2008 album Overcome, and the gold single was the first for the band. Vocalist Phil Labonte said of the honor: “it’s awesome. It’s super cool. A gold record, I can’t believe it. That makes me honestly happy. It’s pretty cool (laughs).”  The band’s new album, Victim of the New Disease, drops this Friday, Nov. 9), just weeks after guitarist Oli Herbert’s death.  The band is also kicking off a European tour, starting Dec. 1 in Southampton in the United Kingdom, with shows booked through mid-December.. ...Read Full Story

Perry Farrell Recruits Jane’s Addiction And Pearl Jam Alumni For New Band “Kind Heaven Orchestra”

Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell announced the members of his new band, the Kind Heaven Orchestra. The band is named after Kind Heaven, the $90 million immersive performance experience Farrell is co-creating in Las Vegas, which is set to open next year. The Kind Heaven Orchestra perform at the inaugural Bill Graham Festival of Lights, taking place at the Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, on Nov. 30; and will follow-up with a second Festival of Lights show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Dec. 2.  The band will also drop an album sometime in 2019. The new band includes former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain, guitarist Nick Maybury, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Cheney and keyboardist Matt Rohde, as well as Farrell’s wife, Etty. Guest appearances on the LP include Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.. ...Read Full Story

Megadeth Build Up Anticipation Of A New Album By Teasing Song

Megadeth have been hinting at a new album in 2019, and it looks like the band are already working on music. Dave Mustaine offered a video teasing them at work on a new song from the studio, featuring drummer Dirk Verbeuren. You can check out the clip below. The new album will be the band’s 16th and the follow-up to the Grammy-winning Dystopia. Verbeuren will also be making his first full album appearance for the group after taking over for Chris Adler. Megadeth also just signed on to join Ozzy Osbourne for dates on his North American “No More Tours 2” tour. . ...Read Full Story

Drummer For Five Finger Death Punch Replaced After Dropping Off Fall Tour

Drummer Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch will sit out the band’s fall co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin in order to undergo back surgery. Drum prodigy “The Engine” will be filling in for Spencer in the interim (no full name for “The Engine,” was revealed.)  Five Finger Death Punch are currently promoting their And Justice for None album, and their current single “Sham-Pain” currently in the Top 10 at radio. The band’s new tour kicked off yesterday in Wichita, Kansas, and you can see the full list of dates in the link below. . ...Read Full Story

Drummer For Five Finger Death Punch Replaced After Dropping Off Fall Tour

Drummer Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch will sit out the band’s fall co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin in order to undergo back surgery. Drum prodigy “The Engine” will be filling in for Spencer in the interim (no full name for “The Engine,” was revealed.)  Five Finger Death Punch are currently promoting their And Justice for None album, and their current single “Sham-Pain” currently in the Top 10 at radio. The band’s new tour kicked off yesterday in Wichita, Kansas, and you can see the full list of dates in the link below. . ...Read Full Story

Eric Clapton Debuts Video For His Version Of ‘White Christmas’

Eric Clapton just released the video for his cover of holiday classic “White Christmas,” appearing on his latest album, Happy Xmas — his 24th studio LP of his career. The 14-track album also contains one original tune, “For Love on Christmas Day.”  Said Clapton: “I had in my head that these holiday songs could be done with a slight blues tinge, and I started to figure out how to play the blues lines in between the vocals. I got it down and one of the most identifiable songs on the album, the one that became the foundational style, is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’” You can take a look at Clapton’s video for “White Christmas” in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Unveils New 2019 Farewell Tour Dates With Megadeth

Ozzy Osbourne has just announced the next set of dates for his “No More Tours 2” run for spring 2019.  Osbourne will travel throughout North America, with support from Megadeth.  The new list of shows kicks off on May 29 in Atlanta and runs for two months until finishing up July 29 in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 9 at 10AM local time via Live Nation. . ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ Album

Bruce Springsteen announced that he will release an album from his award-winning Springsteen on Broadway show, due out on Dec. 14. The two-disc set coincides with the end of the show’s 236-performance run, as well as the premiere of his Netflix special, both of which take place that same weekend. The Netflix special is comprised of two performances recorded for private audiences back in July. Springsteen released a preview of the album with “Land of Hope and Dreams,” the second-to-last song in the show’s running order. He premiered the song during his 1999-2000 reunion tour with the E Street Band, and has since released an in-concert version of it on 2001’s Live in New York City and a studio take on 2012’s Wrecking Ball. You can pre-order the album here: link.. ...Read Full Story