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Breaking Benjamin Announce 2019 North American Tour Along With Skillet, Asking Alexandria And Others

Breaking Benjamin will be wrapping up their co-headlining arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch this week, but they’ve already announcing their next trek. The band will begin a headlining arena tour next spring throughout North America, starting March 15 in Saginaw, Michigan until the middle of April, where it will wrap up in Kennewick, Washington.. ...Read Full Story

Kid Rock Pays Off $81,000 Worth Of Layaways At Nashville Walmart

Kid Rock got into the holiday spirit, and following in the footsteps by others this season, is paying off a number of layaway accounts at a Nashville Walmart.  The rocker recently announced he was inspired by similar actions of filmmaker Tyler Perry. Born Robert James Ritchie, Kid Rock paid $81,000 to clear 350 layaway accounts, Tom Meyer, the manager of the store, said on Saturday.  Rock also tweeted about it, thanking Perry for the idea, saying: “@tylerperry Great idea! I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville.  Merry Christmas and God Bless You!” . ...Read Full Story

Nikki Sixx Planning ‘Trilogy Project’ For 2019

Nikki Sixx has three projects in the works for 2019, which will be the first new music from him since 2016, when he released two albums with his band Sixx: AM. Sixx made the announcement on Instagram, saying “Officially start working on a new album tomorrow as part of my trilogy project for 2019. Very excited to be working with a handful of different producers and artists to pull the vision that’s been haunting me together.”. ...Read Full Story

Queens Of The Stone Age Announce Christmas Single

Queens of the Stone Age have announced plans to offer up a new Christmas single just in time for the holidays. The two-track single features Josh Homme, Dean Fertita and Australian blues songwriter C.W. Stoneking covering “Silent Night” on the A-side, while the B-side finds Homme and the Distillers’ Brody Dalle reading “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” with “their three little elves” (a.k.a. their children).. ...Read Full Story

Motley Crüe’s Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Set To Premiere In March 2019

The release date for Motley Crüe‘s biopic The Dirt has been confirmed for March 2018. Crue’s frontman Vince Neil shared news of when fans could expect to see The Dirt on Twitter. “Wow!!! Just left Netflix offices,” he wrote. “Just saw The Dirt movie!! F_in’ awesome!! Can’t wait for everyone to see it! Released March 22!! Yea!!!” Netflix representatives have confirmed the release date.. ...Read Full Story

“Faith No More” Confirm They Are Working On New Music

According to keyboardist Roddy Bottum in a new interview, Faith No More have been working on new music. Despite the difficulties making their comeback record, 2015’s Sol Invictus, Bottum said “It felt really good and it was a really great exercise in taking us and our inner family sort of like creative process to the next level. It was a place that we kind of needed to go to make Sol Invictus. We had spent a lot of time sort of coming back together and getting to know each other again and making music again and playing old songs…”. ...Read Full Story

Dead and Company Announce 2019 U.S. Tour

The Grateful Dead offshoot band Dead & Company, featuring three of the band’s four surviving members — as well as John Mayer — will be hitting the road next summer. The group announced plans to play 19 shows at amphitheaters and stadiums in 14 U.S. cities, starting on May 31 with the first of two nights at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, concluding with two nights at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado on July 5 and 6.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard Debuts Video For Their Cover Of Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’

Def Leppard have premiered the official video for their cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’. The black-and-white video combines footage of Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Vivian Campbell and Joe Elliott performing the track. The band’s cover of ‘Personal Jesus’ appears on their new greatest hits compilation ‘The Story So Far – The Best Of’, which is set to be released on Friday, November 30th. For collectors, the first pressing vinyl copies of ‘The Story So Far’ feature an exclusive 7” single of ‘Personal Jesus’ and ‘We All Need Christmas.’  You can view the video for ‘Personal Jesus’ in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica To Release ‘Helping Hands’ Live Acoustic Benefit Album

Metallica will be releasing a live acoustic album, taken from their recent concert to benefit their “All Within My Hands Foundation.” The limited release of the two-LP Helping Hands … Live & Acoustic at the Masonic will arrive Feb. 9, with all of the band’s proceeds going to the organization. The band is taking pre-orders at its web store, with the album available on digital and streaming platforms on the same release date. A press release notes that the money received from sales of Helping Hands will be used to “fight hunger and to assist in creating sustainable communities through workforce education.”. ...Read Full Story

Styx Announce ‘Laugh. Rock. Seriously.’ Tour With Larry The Cable Guy

Styx hae announced more than a half-dozen shows with “Larry the Cable Guy” for their “Laugh. Rock. Seriously.” tour. Styx frontman Tommy Shaw said in a press release, “we first ran into Larry the Cable Guy at a convenience store in Sarasota, Fla., many moons ago.Now we are pairing up for a fun night of music and comedy, something we could all use a big dose of! I’m ready! Are you? Let’s do this!!!”. ...Read Full Story

Joe Perry Cancels Fall Tour Following Recent Hospitalization

Joe Perry has been forced to cancel his upcoming solo tour across the US after his recent collapse in New York. The Aerosmith guitarist joined Billy Joel onstage at Madison Square Garden earlier this month, but collapsed backstage. Paramedics treated him on the scene before taking him to hospital.  Perry later issued a statement to say that the tour will be called off, per doctor’s orders. The statement read: “Just wanted to thank everyone for all of the kind messages I’ve received this week. I’m home and doing well, but the doctor recommends a bit more downtime before getting out to rock again, so regrettably I had to cancel my upcoming tour dates. We will be back out as soon as possible. Wishing you all happy holidays and looking forward to seeing you in 2019.”. ...Read Full Story

Shinedown Breaks Record For Most ‘Rock Airplay’ Top 10s

Shinedown has now officially scored the most top 10s in the history of Billboard‘s Rock Airplay chart with “Get Up.”  “Get Up” is the second single from the band’s album Attention Attention and has become the band’s 11th top 10, breaking the band out of a tie with Foo Fighters for the most top 10s in the chart’s history. Meanwhile, “Get Up” currently sits at No. 2 behind Disturbed’s “Are You Ready?” — and if “Get Up” rises one more slot, Shinedown will move into a tie with Van Halen for second, with 13 No. 1’s on the Mainstream Rock Chart, trailing only Three Days Grace’s 14 chart-toppers.. ...Read Full Story

Hellyeah To Release Final Album With Vinnie Paul In 2019

The band Hellyeah revealed a Thanksgiving message to fans that a new album will arrive in 2019. The band was working on a new record at the time of drummer Vinnie Paul’s death earlier this year. In their Thanksgiving message on their official Facebook page, the group stated, “Happy Thanksgiving Hellions!! See you all next year and with a new record that is going to blow you away!!” See Hellyeah’s social media post in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Panic! At The Disco’s ‘High Hopes’ Hits The Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

Panic! At The Disco have just scored their biggest US chart hit in over twelve years with ‘High Hopes.’ The song jumped up to No.8 in this week’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart (which combines streaming, radio airplay and digital sales). This is the first time Panic! have cracked the top 10 since ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’ which reached No.7 in August 2006.  ‘High Hopes’ could well become Panic!’s biggest US hit ever as it is currently No.1 on the Hot Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts, as well as hitting No.4 on both the Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts.. ...Read Full Story

Rolling Stones Announce 2019 U.S. ‘No Filter’ Tour

The Rolling Stones announce that next spring, they will be bringing their “No Filter” tour to stadiums across the U.S. It will be the band’s first concerts in the States since the Desert Trip festival in October 2016.  Mick Jagger said in a statement, “It’s a thrill when we play stadiums in the States, the energy is always amazing!” Added Keith Richards, “I’ve always loved playing the States. It’s a great crowd.” The Stones will hit 13 stadiums across the country, beginning on April 20 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and closing out the tour on June 21 at Chicago’s Soldier Field. . ...Read Full Story

Papa Roach Announce New Album “Who Do You Trust?” And Debut New Single “Not The Only One”

Papa Roach have shared the details of their upcoming 10th studio album, which is titled “Who Do You Trust?” They also unveiled a new song from the album, “Not the Only One.” The song comes after last month’s release of the new tracks “Renegade Music” and “Who Do You Trust?”  “Who Do You Trust?” will be released on January 18 via Eleven Seven Music.  You can view the lyric video for “Not the Only One” and check out the album art and track list for “Who Do You Trust?” in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Donate $100K To California Wildfire Relief Efforts

California-based rock band Metallica are lending a hand to those affected by the wildfires in Northern and Southern California, and have donated a combined $100,000 to relief efforts. The All Within My Hands Foundation, the band’s charitable branch, will be giving $50,000 each to the North Valley Community Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department foundation to help out. The band stated: “All Within My Hands has made a $50,000 donation each to the North Valley Community Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation. Both agencies provide service to victims at evacuation centers and other much needed relief. We would like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need and our first responders in any way you can by donating money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies or by giving your time volunteering or providing temporary housing. Every little bit helps.”. ...Read Full Story

Dashboard Confessional Release New Video For “Just What To Say”

Dashboard Confessional just released a new video for “Just What to Say.”  The single, which features Against the Current’s Chrissy Costanza, is the closing track from Dashboard Confessional’s seventh and most recent LP, Crooked Shadows, which was released in February. The album also includes the singles “Heart Beat Here” and “We Fight.”  Dashboard Confessional have tour dates scheduled throughout the rest of 2018 internationally.  Check out their new video in the link below. . ...Read Full Story

Elton John Looks Back At His Career In Touching Christmas Ad

Elton John has teamed up with John Lewis & Partners for a new Christmas commercial titled “The Boy and the Piano.” The company said in a statement, “this year’s story is about the power of a gift, and how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy’s life. The film begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life right until the moment on Christmas morning when he received the special gift that changed his life.” The two-minute commercial begins with the 71-year-old John playing the piano at home, then follows him as he plays his hit song, “Your Song,” at various points in his life—in stadium arenas, private planes, recording studios, school auditoriums and other venues.  Check out the heart-warming commercial in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Returns To Hot 100 For Third Time

Queen’s 1975 single “Bohemian Rhapsody” re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a third time this week. This marks three separate decades that the classic song has climbed onto the charts. This rare occurrence was previously achieved by only Prince’s “1999,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a number of seasonal songs and Christmas tracks, according to Billboard. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” was featured on Queen’s fourth album A Night at the Opera, and was first released in October 1975. It reached No. 9 in 1976, and peaked at No. 2 after the released of the movie, Wayne’s World, in 1992. Now with the release and huge success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, it has sent the soundtrack album to No. 3, Queen’s highest chart position since 1980. Bohemian Rhapsody is currently playing in theaters now.. ...Read Full Story

Limp Bizkit Hitting The Studio To Record New Album

Limp Bizkit has been promising for years that they were going to release an album called Stampede Of The Disco Elephants, as the follow-up to 2011’s Gold Cobra. And now it seems like it’s finally happening, though perhaps with a new name. According to guitarist Wes Borland’s Instagram account, Limp Bizkit is hitting the studio this week to record. Borland said on Insta: “we would have started last Saturday but were displaced by the fires and lost some gear. Getting back on our feet and in the studio within the week.”  Borland, as well singer Fred Durst, were impacted directly by the wildfires currently ravaging California. Borland’s pedalboard, two guitars, two amps, a cabinet, more pedals and other miscellaneous pieces of equipment were were lost in a house fire; and Durst shared the news that his house was lost as well. . ...Read Full Story

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Release Fan-Shot Video For “Mind Your Manners”

Last month, Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, called on their fans to help create their new live music video during the band’s two-hour show on the final date of their fall U.S. headlining tour at the Palladium in Hollywood. Fans shot live footage of the concert via the Cinebody app, which was assembled by director and editor Clifton Collins to create the final video. Said Slash, “it was great to involve the fans to make this video. They did an awesome job! Having Clifton shoot as well as edit it all together was just perfect.” You can watch the video for “Mind Your Manners” in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Feeds Firefighters Battling California Wildfires

Dave Grohl is doing his part to support the California firefighters trying to contain the California wildfires. On Monday night, the Foo Fighters frontman opened his kitchen to Fire Station 68 in Calabasas, California. The firehouse captioned an Instagram post: “It was awesome to get a visit tonight from Dave Grohl. He also treated us to some of his own @BackBeatBBQ. Thanks Dave! It was excellent!” Grohl’s Backbeat BBQ account also shared a snapshot from the night adding, “To all the @LosAngelesFireDepartment and @LACountyFD heroes we met last night… thank you. It was an honor to cook for you.” Since last week, wildfires have been rampant in the SoCal area, with it now been deemed the deadliest wildfire in history. The death toll has reached 42 with over 200 reported missing.. ...Read Full Story

Slipknot To Release 10th Anniversary Edition Of ‘All Hope Is Gone’

Slipknot have announced the release of a 10th anniversary edition of their album ‘All Hope Is Gone,” including reimagined artwork and a live bonus disc of their 2009 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The band recently debuted their first new single in over four years, titled ‘All Out Life’ and will head out on a European festival tour early next summer.  The re-release of “All Hope Is Gone” will be available on December 7th, but you can pre-order it now right here.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top Announce UK And European 50th Anniversary Tour

ZZ Top announced a 2019 anniversary tour across the UK and Europe next summer. As of press time, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard have only announced three shows so far, with further dates to be revealed in the coming weeks. ZZ Top will play at Prague Rocks on June 19, at the Barcelona Rock Fest on July 5, and London’s SSE Arena Wembley on July 12.  Jimmy Barnes will be the band’s opening act in London. Tickets will be on sale November 16 at 10am.  See the link below for further details. . ...Read Full Story

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry ‘Alert’ After Being Rushed To The Hospital Following Collapse After Billy Joel Concert Performance

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry is conscious after being hospitalized following a performance with Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 10. Perry’s manager, Paul Geary, said “He had just walked off stage after performing with Billy Joel, and immediately complained of shortness of breath. The in-house EMTs connected an oxygen tank and decided to take him to the hospital. He’s awake and alert this morning.” Perry, 68, collapsed in his dressing room. The site reports that paramedics worked on Perry for 40 minutes before placing him on a stretcher and rushing him to the hospital. Joel, 69, who had just finished playing “Walk This Way” with Perry, reportedly remained on stage unaware of his stagemate’s condition. . ...Read Full Story

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

Rammstein Reveals 2019 European Tour Dates

Rammstein have announced their return, unveiling a list of new 2019 European tour dates. The German band announced they will play a total of 16 stadium shows, including a date in the UK at the Milton Keynes Stadium on July 6. Tickets will go on sale on November 8, and you can find more details and the full list of tour dates in the linked article below. . ...Read Full Story

Godsmack Announces Their Rescheduled European Tour

Godsmack recently had to postpone its fall European tour due to the unexpected death of the son of guitarist Tony Rombola. However the band has just announced plans for a rescheduled tour in 2019. The 20-date tour is set to kick off on February 27 in London. The band “Like A Storm” will be the supporting act on the tour. Tickets are on sale now for all new shows.  Details and information is provided in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Alice In Chains Release Music Video For ‘Never Fade’

Alice In Chains have described their new song “Never Fade” as a tribute to Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, and other musicians they have lost. Now they have released an official music video for the track. The band introduced their new album Rainier Fog back in May by releasing “The One You Know,” along with a video directed by Adam Mason. Now the band and Mason are furthering the video storyline with “Never Fade.” Vocalist/guitarist William DuVall said, “the full story will gradually be revealed. For now, check out what we love to do best – play live and tell a story with our music.” Alice in Chains have spent the last few months playing shows around the world in support of Rainier Fog, their first album in 5 years.  The album made it to No. 1 across Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.  You can check out the new video for “Never Fade’ in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story

Slipknot Release Surprise New Song ‘All Out Life’

Slipknot surprised fans by premiering a new song, titled “All Out Life.” The track premiered yesterday on Apple Music,  and will appear on the band’s upcoming follow-up album to 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.”  “.5: The Gray Chapter” was released following a six-year hiatus during, during which time their bassist Paul Gray died and drummer Joey Jordison was dismissed. Slipknot’s new album is set to debut sometime next year. Listen to the new track ‘All Out Life’ in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story

Dream Theater To Release New Album In February 2019

Keyboardist Jordan Rudess from the band Dream Theater revealed in a new interview that the band will drop a new album in February 2019. It’s been almost three years since Dream Theater released their last album, The Astonishing. While Rudess currently preps for his solo Bach to Rock tour, which will hit Asia, Australia and Rhode Island this year, more info on Dream Theater’s 14th studio album should hopefully be released soon.. ...Read Full Story

Disturbed And Greta Van Fleet Both Debut In Top 5 On Billboard 200 Chart

Disturbed and Greta Van Fleet are proving that rock music can still top the charts. The two rock bands both debuted in the top five on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Greta Van Fleet’s debut studio album, “Anthem of the Peaceful Army,” entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3 and sold 87,000 equivalent album units, 80,000 of which were traditional album sales. Disturbed earned the No. 4 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with their latest album, “Evolution,” pushing 71,000 units, 65,000 of which were traditional album sales. Disturbed’s previous five records all entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, starting with 2002’s “Believe” leading up to 2015’s “Immortalized;’ the only other bands that have achieve those numbers are Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band. Meanwhile, Greta Van Fleet are currently touring Europe to promote “Anthem of the Peaceful Army” before returning to the U.S. in December for a number of shows. Disturbed announced they will embark on a world tour to support “Evolution” in January of 2019.. ...Read Full Story

Former Molly Hatchet Frontman Jimmy Farrar Passes Away At 68

Jimmy Farrar, who sang with Molly Hatchet from 1980-82, has died at age 68. The news was confirmed by the band’s bassist Tim Lindsey via Facebook, and a page specifically for fans of Molly Hatchet says Farrar passed away at on Monday of congestive heart failure, and kidney and liver failure. Farrar suffered three heart attacks in 2017, and had bypass surgery performed in Atlanta. Born in La Grange, Ga., Farrar met Rocky Manbrettie, a former roadie for Molly Hatchet who made sure Farrar’s demo tape got into the right hands, and Farrar was hired as the band’s lead singer, having just parted ways with former-singer Danny Joe Brown. Farrar performed with Molly Hatchet on their 1980’s platinum-selling Beatin’ the Odds, and followed up with the album Take No Prisoners a year later before splitting with the band, citing internal issues. After leaving Hatchet, Farrar sang with Predator, Section 8 and the Southern Rock All-Stars, later forming Gator Country which was comprised of former members of Molly Hatchet. . ...Read Full Story

Kiss’ 2019 ‘End of the Road’ World Tour Dates Revealed

KISS have now announced the dates for their  “End of the Road” world tour, that will kick off the first leg of the run in 2019. The tour will begin in Vancouver, British Columbia, taking place Jan. 31 at Rogers Place. The first leg of the “End of the Road” tour will take the band into mid-April. The group also announced a European trek starting in late May. KISS will be offering VIP experiences, and there will be KISS Army fan pre-sales. The KISS Meet & Green experiences will be available begin today at 10AM Local time through the band’s website. General public on sale starts this Friday, Nov. 2, at 10AM local time via Live Nation. For the full list of dates and more information on all the scheduled North American stops below, you can click the link here.. ...Read Full Story

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton Says Project With Chester Bennington Will Be Released

According to a tweet from Lamb of God’s guitarist Mark Morton, an unreleased project between himself and the late Chester Bennington will be released.  A fan asked about the progress that was made on the project before Bennington’s passing, to which Morton responded, “Chester and I made some really cool music together that we were both SUPER stoked about. And you will hear it!” News of the collaboration initially surfaced in April of 2017 when Morton shared a picture of himself with Bennington with the caption, “Sounds KILLER too!” And Bennington tweeted out lyrics to a song they were working on via his Instagram account, though that post has since been deleted.  . ...Read Full Story

Clutch Vocalist Hospitalized After Fainting, Band Cancels NY Show

Vocalist Neil Fallon from the band Clutch released a statement revealing that he suddenly fainted on Saturday, October 27th and was hospitalized after being found. He claims to have later been diagnosed with “near-syncope.” The band canceled their New York show, which was scheduled for Saturday night since Fallon was medically advised to not perform, and as of press time it was unclear whether or not the show will be rescheduled. Clutch has been touring this Fall on the “Book Of Bad Decisions Tour” with supporting acts Evendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. You can read Fallon’s full statement in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Ronnie James Dio’s Autobiography Anticipated To Be Released In 2020

The longtime manager and widow of Ronnie James Dio, Wendy Dio, is working with legendary rock journalist Mick Wall on the long-awaited autobiography of Ronnie.  The book was 3/4 written before the singer’s death back in 2010, and was originally scheduled to be published several years ago via MTV Books. In an interview, Wendy Dio said “I’m working with Mick Wall, a journalist from England. And we’re working together. November and December, I’m bringing out… putting out more stuff. And it definitely will come out 2020.” Ronnie James Dio passed away of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67. A few months after his death, MTV Books announced plans to release his memoir, which at the time was going to be called “Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Of Ronnie James Dio”. Dio was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential vocalists in heavy metal history. The singer was recording and touring with ‘Heaven & Hell’ prior to his illness, when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in late 2009. He underwent chemotherapy and made his final public appearance in April 2010 at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles.. ...Read Full Story