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Ringo Starr Announces U.S. Tour Dates

After receiving knighthood from the British royal family last week, Sir Ringo Starr has announced a U.S. tour with his All Star Band. The 20-date tour will take place in September and begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma and ends in Los Angeles. The band will also embark on a previously announced European tour in June and July, and they have a date in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 2. The All Star Band will perform songs from each band member’s respective back catalog. Alongside Starr, the band lineup will consist of vocalist/guitarist Colin Hay (Men at Work), guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), vocalist/keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), saxophonist Warren Ham (Toto, Bloodrock), drummer Gregg Bissonette (Toto, Santana) and vocalist/bassist Graham Gouldman (10cc). Ringo released his 19th solo album, Give More Love, last year, which featured Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Benmont Tench and Paul McCartney.. ...Read Full Story

Gene Simmons Says He Was ‘Wrong’ And ‘Not Informed’ About Cannabis

Gene Simmons said he was “wrong” and “not informed” about cannabis as he began his role as “chief evangelical officer” for Canadian cannabis company Invictus. The announcement of Simmons involvement in the company last week took many fans by surprise, since Simmons had always been outspoken about the use of any form of drugs. “I was wrong and I was not informed,” Simmons told the Toronto Sun in a recent interview. “I’ve been dismissive of cannabis. And I didn’t know much about it. I just dismissed it out of hand.”  Simmons, who was taking part in an event to publicize Invicta’s launch on the Toronto Stock Exchange revealed that he’d purchased “10 million” in the company’s stock and his commitment included appearing at a minimum of 50 promotional events over the next five years.. ...Read Full Story

Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Rocktopia’

Robin Zander, lead singer of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, will make his Broadway debut in the concert event Rocktopia for the final week of its limited engagement, this April 23 to 29. Rocktopia combines 20th century rock music with classical compositions. The musical program features a fusion of composers like Mozart, Bach and Handel with groups like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, U2 and many more, all backed by a five-piece rock band, a 40-person choir, a 20-piece orchestra and what’s described as an “elite lineup of vocalists.”  Opening night of Rocktopia is Tuesday, March 27 at the Broadway Theatre. You can buy tickets to Rocktopia here via Telecharge.. ...Read Full Story

Slash To Record New Album With Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators

Slash has confirmed that he will reconnect with Miles Kennedy and his Conspirators for a third studio album. The five-piece outfit, which also includes drummer Brent Fitz, bassist Todd Kerns and guitarist Frank Sidoris, recently re-entered the studio with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette and they’ve started looking ahead to the fall for the release of their still-untitled third album. A North American tour is expected as well. While Slash has been touring with Guns N’ Roses, Kennedy recently released his critically-hailed solo debut album Year of the Tiger.. ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run With Additional 81 Shows

Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show Springsteen on Broadway has added 81 additional performances, extending his stay at the Walter Kerr Theatre until Dec. 15. The extra dates will begin July 10 with tickets going on sale March 29 at 11 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. This marks the third extension for Springsteen on Broadway following its initial eight-week run in October. The second leg of the music icon’s New York residency ends on June 30.  Due to high demand, only fans who previously registered for the sale (and have not previously purchased tickets) will be eligible to receive an invitation to the sale. A digital lottery will also be held for those interested in buying tickets after the initial sale.. ...Read Full Story

Dokken’s New Video ‘It’s Just Another Day’ Premieres

The classic lineup of Dokken has been captured on the upcoming Return to the East Live 2016, which will be released April 20 on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital download. Return to the East Live 2016 will also include “It’s Just Another Day,” a brand new song recorded especially for the album.  You can pre-order Return to the East Live 2016 by clicking here.  You can go to their PledgeMusic page for more information. Watch the video for “It’s Just Another Day” in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story

Queens of the Stone Age Release Video For ‘Head Like a Haunted House’

Queens of the Stone Age have released a creepy, animated music video for their song, “Head Like a Haunted House.”  The video—which was directed by Liam Lynch—shows frontman Josh Homme (or his head actually, which is attached to an animated body) in a soundproofed cell, in a bed surrounded by skeletons, at a creepy seance and trapped in any number of other strange scenarios. Queens of the Stone Age released Villains last August and now the band is set to embark on another North American tour. They just wrapped up a few shows in Latin America, in addition to finishing their first North American trek in support of Villains.. ...Read Full Story

Skid Row Team Up With Corey Taylor And Halestorm For New Album

Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan says that work is continuing on what will be a new studio album. The band have released two United World Rebellion EPs, and Bolan confirmed the third and final installment will now be released as a full-length record. According to Bolan, it will feature some famous collaborations. Bolan said, “We’ve got a lot of really cool songs. It’s the first time in our career we’ve written with people that weren’t just outside guys. We worked with friends like like Corey Taylor and wrote a really cool song – and the cool part is he’s a Skid Row fan, and we’re Stone Sour and Slipknot fans. And then Lzzy and Joe from Halestorm came up with some cool stuff after all the laughter was done.” There’s no word yet on when the as-yet-untitled album will launch.  It will feature frontman ZP Theart who was confirmed as a full-time Skid Row member last year following the 2015 departure of Tony Harnell.. ...Read Full Story

Blink-182 Announces Las Vegas Residency

Blink-182 announced Monday plans for a Las Vegas residency to begin in May at the Palms Casino Resort’s newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater. “When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said, ‘Absolutely!'” the band’s bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus said in a statement. The 16-date Kings of the Weekend show is to premiere May 26 and scheduled to run May 26-27; June 8-9, 15-16, 23-24; October 26-27; and November 2-3, 9-10, 16-17. The pop punk trio, which also includes drummer Travis Barker and guitarist/vocalist Matt Skiba, is known for its songs “All the Small Things,” “I Miss You” and “First Date.”  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 23 and can be purchased through this link.. ...Read Full Story

Steven Tyler Announces Solo Tour With Nashville’s Loving Mary Band

Steven Tyler announced on Monday that he is hitting the road with Nashville’s Loving Mary Band as his backing group. The 13-date tour is comprised of headlining shows, festival gigs and a benefit concert for Akron’s Children Hospital. The announcement is in support of Tyler’s debut LP We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, which was released back in 2016. The album hit No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and entered the top 20 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Tyler will be joined on select dates by Rock music duo The Sisterhood Band, which is comprised of Rod Stewart’s daughter Ruby Stewart, and Alyssa Bonagura, who is the daughter of Kathie Ballie and Michael Bonagura.  Tyler’s tour will kick off June 12. See the full list of dates below, and information on tickets are available at this link to Tyler’s Facebook page.. ...Read Full Story

Keith Richards, Ann Wilson, Billy Gibbons And More Perform At Love Rocks NYC! Benefit Concert

The second annual Love Rocks NYC!, a benefit for God’s Love We Deliver, was held at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Thursday night (March 15).  It was a star-studded music event with performances by Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Ann Wilson, Donald Fagen, Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and many others. The lineup created many opportunities throughout the night for artists to collaborate on different performances. They were all backed by a band that included Paul Shaffer, his longtime bassist Will Lee, who served as the musical director, guitarist Larry Campbell and session drummers Steve Gadd and Shawn Pelton.  Whoopi Goldberg served as the host for the evening.  The evening raised more than $2 million for God’s Love We Deliver, an organization that prepares and delivers, free of charge, “nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. You can learn more about them at their website and see performances from the benefit in the linked article below. . ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden Among Artists Headlining 2018 Graspop Metal Meeting

The 2018 annual Graspop Metal Meeting festival being held in Belgium is stacked with heavy acts, with a lineup including such legendary bands as Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. The festival will take place from June 21 to June 24 in Dessel, Belgium, also will include sets by Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, as well as Megadeth, Marylin Manson, Limp Bizkit, P.O.D., A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold, The Darkness, Sons of Apollo and Korn’s Jonathan Davis, among many others. Guns N’ Roses will headline the first day of Graspop, Iron Maiden is part of the second day’s lineup, Megadeth and Marilyn Manson are among the acts performing on day three, and Osbourne, Priest and Hollywood Vampires will help close out the fest. Visit Graspop.be for the full lineup and ticket info.. ...Read Full Story

Roger Daltrey Announces His First Solo Album In 26 Years Called ‘As Long As I Have You’

Roger Daltrey will release his new album, As Long as I Have You on June 1.  This will be Daltrey’s first record since Going Back Home, his 2014 collaboration with Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson.  The week after the album’s release, the Who singer will embark on a tour where he’ll perform Tommy with an orchestra.  As Long as I Have You includes covers of songs written by Stephen Stills (“How Far”), Stevie Wonder (“You Haven’t Done Nothing”), Nick Cave (“Into My Arms”) and Garnet Mimms (the title track). Daltrey also wrote some of the songs, notably “Certified Rose” and “Always Heading Home.”  You can listen to the title track from “As Long as I Have You” in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

Joe Perry Announces Solo ‘Joe Perry and Friends’ Shows

Joe Perry will play three dates in support of his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, next month. Perry will be joined by his Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Extreme’s Gary Cherone for the shows, which he’s calling “Joe Perry and Friends.”  The first show will be at the House of Blues in Boston on April 18 and the next two nights Perry will play at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, Va., and the Music Box at Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. The opening act for the first two nights will be former Bostonguitarist Barry Goudreau and Joe Perry Project singer Charlie Farren.. ...Read Full Story

Stryper Returns With A New Single And Video Titled “Sorry”

Rock band Stryper have released the official music video for “Sorry” – the first single from their upcoming 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due to be released April 20, 2018.  Stryper reunited with director Jamie Brown of Smoking Gun Productions for the “Sorry” video, which was shot on location in the desert outside of Las Vegas.  God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, and Oz Fox. Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.  Following the album’s announcement and pre-order launch on February 9th, God Damn Evil hit #1 on the Hard Rock Chart at Amazon.com, where it remains in the Top 10 more than a month later. . ...Read Full Story

David Byrne Announces He Is Extending His U.S. Tour

David Byrne kicked off his American Utopia tour at the beginning of the month, and now he is announcing an extension of the tour with a new leg of U.S. dates added in September and October.  Byrne will perform more than 100 dates on the tour.  At the additional shows, he will be supported by Tune-Yards. Throughout the tour, Byrne has been referencing his work with both the Talking Heads and St. Vincent, as well as his solo work.  See the full list of tour dates in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash Is Granted Restraining Order Against Aggressive Man

Rock guitarist Slash has been granted a restraining order against a man who was seen acting aggressively near his home after failing to gain entry. The unnamed man attempted to persuade a number of people that he was a close friend of Slash’s. Court action was taken after two incidents in recent weeks. Documents claimed that the man tried to join a private Super Bowl party at Slash’s house on Feb. 4 by saying he was a friend. When he was refused entry, he rang the doorbell a number of times and attacked a security camera. Two weeks later, the man returned to Slash’s home.  After failing to get into another private party, he sat outside revving his motorcycle engine. No details have been released regarding the motivation for the aggressor’s actions.  A temporary restraining order was issued, and the case is to be heard at a court in Pasadena, Calif., on March 29.. ...Read Full Story

The Trailer For Neil Young’s Netflix Original “Paradox” Is Released

Music legend Neil Young stars in the first trailer for new Netflix Original ‘Paradox” The new show, directed by Daryl Hannah, features new music from Neil Young + Promise of the Real.  It will star Young alongside Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson, Corey McCormick, Anthony LoGerfo, Tato Melgar, Charris Ford and Dulcie Clarkson Ford.  Paradox will debut on Netflix March 23rd.  Young is also set to releasing the accompanying soundtrack to Paradox later this month.  . ...Read Full Story

Alice In Chains Announce Second Leg Of 2018 Headlining Tour

Alice in Chains have announced dates for the second leg of their North American headlining tou, and also revealed they are putting the finishing touches on their next album, slated to come out this fall. Back in December the band revealed it’s first list of concert dates, set to kick off at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts on April 28. The second leg of their tour will begin Aug. 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The new dates will see Alice In Chains performing across North America and they’ll be spending the bulk of the summer touring Europe. The full itinerary can be found in the linked article below.  . ...Read Full Story

Alice Cooper Announces Summer 2018 North American Tour

Alice Cooper is currently on tour supporting his album Paranormal, but lucky for his fans he revealed yesterday, March 12, that he is extending the tour — with dates scheduled to take place this summer. The summer leg of his tour will begin August 3 at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, and is set to conclude at the York Fair in York, Pennsylvania.  At his August 10 and 12 shows in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, his opening act will be former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. All dates and full details on tickets and VIP packages at listed on Cooper’s website.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam Unveil New Protest Song ‘Can’t Deny Me’

Pearl Jam rewarded members of their Ten Club fan club Saturday with a new song titled “Can’t Deny Me.” The new track is a protest song, seemingly aimed at President Donald Trump. “Can’t Deny Me” was accompanied by artwork that captures a protest in action, with Pearl Jam written in graffiti. “Can’t Deny Me” is first original song Pearl Jam has released since their 10th studio LP Lightning Bolt in 2013. No official release information for the track has been announced.. ...Read Full Story

Motley Crue Movie Crew Member Electrocuted On Set

A crew member working on the Motley Crue biopic, “The Dirt” was rushed to the hospital after being electrocuted during production. The incident happened Saturday morning in New Orleans where the film is shooting. The unidentified man is currently hospitalized, and is expected to recover. “Even though all of our safety protocols were in place, an accident did occur and a crew member was injured by electricity,” a rep for the film confirmed. In addition, the entire cast was on set Friday for filming.  Machine Gun Kelly is playing Tommy Lee, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Iwan Theon is Mick Mars, Douglas Booth plays Nikki Sixx and Daniel Webber is portraying Vince Neil. . ...Read Full Story

Vinnie Vincent To Reunite With Gene Simmons For Public Appearance

Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent has found himself reuniting with his onetime bandmate Gene Simmons. As previously reported, Vincent re-emerged recently for an appearance at the Atlanta Kiss Expo, where he took questions from fans and offered his side of the story that started with his meteoric rise as a member of Kiss. Vincent revealed a willingness to meet up with Simmons at the Nashville date on Simmons’ “Vault Experience” tour.   Simmons reached out to ask about including a song they wrote together, “I Wanna Live,” on the deluxe set that Simmons is personally delivering and the two set aside long-standing differences. Now they’ll be together when Simmons makes his way to Nashville on April 14, which has been confirmed by Simmons and was also shared by Vincent on Facebook.. ...Read Full Story

Drummer Tommy Lee Seeks Restraining Order Against Son Brandon After Brawl

Tommy Lee is fighting back against statements made by his son, Brandon, after their brawl earlier this week. Lee now says he wants nothing to do with his son, after Brandon allegedly punched the rocker in the mouth on Monday night. The Mötley Crüe drummer is seeking a restraining order against the 21-year-old son he shares with ex-wife Pamela Anderson, after the two were involved in an altercation. Lee, 55, is already pressing assault charges. According to reports, the father and son got into a fight after Lee posted on social media about Anderson’s recent interview with Piers Morgan where she discussed his 1998 spousal abuse arrest. Sources say Brandon punched his father in the face in self-defense after the heated argument. He also claimed his father was drunk and the reason he’s been living with him is to help him overcome his addiction. “I’m devastated at the events of the last several days that have been a result of my father’s alcoholism,” Brandon, 21, said through his rep.. ...Read Full Story

Halestorm Announces Fall 2018 European Headlining Tour

Hard rockers Halestorm have announced a Fall 2018 European headlining tour, kicking off in Moscow on September 14 and wrapping up in Madrid on October 25. The trek includes eight U.K. and Irish dates, including London’s O2 Academy Brixton for the first time. Special guests for the tour are still to be announced. Tickets will be available via pre-sale on March 7 and then on general sale at 12 p.m. GMT on March 9 via LiveNation.co.uk, Ticketmaster.co.uk, and venue box offices.. ...Read Full Story

AC/DC’s Bon Scott Honored With Sculpture Unveiled In Melbourne

A new sculpture in the likeness of former AC/DC singer Bon Scott was unveiled during a dedication ceremony in Melbourne, Australia, attended by Scott’s son Dave Stevens.  Steven did the honors and presented the artwork to the public for the first time. The sculpture is the work of artist Mike Makatron, and this new Scott tribute resides on the fittingly named “AC/DC Lane.”  Sydney is the city where the band was formed, but Melbourne holds many connections to former members of AC/DC.  Drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Mark Evans were both born there, and Scott lived there during periods during his life — first as a child, then as a young working musician. AC/DC also filmed its video for “It’s A Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock N Roll)” in Melbourne.  Footage from the new sculpture’s unveiling can be viewed in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

Rob Zombie And Marilyn Manson Announce Joint North American Tour

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have announced a joint tour of North America.  The tour is being billed as The Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming Tour and is set to begin at Detroit’s DTE Energy Music Center on July 11, concluding at Irvine’s Fivepoint Amp on August 29.  Zombie’s official website said in the following statement: “They said it couldn’t happen again! But never say never – the Twins Of Evil are back this summer for a co-headliner tour. Yes, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are heading out on tour again to bring their unique brands of showmanship to audiences across North America.”  Tickets will go on general sale March 24 and are part of Live Nation’s “Ticket To Rock” program which offers bundles to shows including Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin and Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace. A full list of dates can be found in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Evanescence Announce Summer North American Tour With Lindsey Stirling

Rock band Evanescence and electric violinist Lindsey Stirling will be joining together for a co-headlining North American tour this summer. Evanescence and Stirling will perform alongside a full orchestra.  The tour will begin on July 6th at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Stops will include Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix and more, before ending on September 8th at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington. The two artists recently collaborated on the song Hi-Lo,” off Evanescence’s 2017 album, Synthesis.  Tickets for most of the tour will go on sale March 9th via Live Nation. Evanescence and Stirling will have their own pre-sale, as well as offer a limited number of VIP packages starting March 7th. Full details and information are available on both of their websites: Evanescence.com and LindseyStirling.com.   . ...Read Full Story

Eddie Vedder Performs Tom Petty’s “Room at the Top” For Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was in attendance at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 4,  but he wasn’t just attending the ceremony as a viewer; he also performed at the event. Vedder was the singer for the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars, playing “Room at the Top” from the late Tom Petty, who passed away last fall. After an introduction from Jennifer Garner, Vedder took the stage with his guitar and backing keyboardist Brendan O’Brien as he performed the fitting and moving Petty song. While Petty was acknowledged in the intro by Garner, he was not part of the actual “In Memoriam” montage amidst the actors, actresses, directors and various crew members.  While Vedder has been performing solo for most of the past year, he’s set to resume touring with Pearl Jam this spring through the summer.. ...Read Full Story

Bon Jovi’s ‘This House Is Not for Sale’ Album Back At No. 1

Bon Jovi‘s This House Is Not for Sale LP is back at No. 1, more than a year after it topped the charts upon release. Billboard reports that the album has rebounded to the top spot thanks to a surge in sales; and seems to be driven by the ticket promotion attached to the group’s current tour, which allows fans to redeem their concert ticket for a copy of the album. This House Is Not for Sale first hit No. 1 when it was released back on Nov. 4, 2016. According to Billboard, the 15-month gap between stints on top represents the longest in the history of the chart.  . ...Read Full Story

Elton John Explains Why He Walked Off Stage In Las Vegas

Elton John explained how the actions of a “rude” fan led to him walk off stage during a performance in Las Vegas on Mar. 1. Towards the end of his Million Dollar Piano show, he cut short classic track “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” as a result of one audience member’s behavior. He returned to finish the set but announced that, because of the incident, he would no longer invite fans on stage during the song. John said in a statement, “Thursday night in Las Vegas a fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing and continued to do so even after I asked him to stop.  He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance.” John continued, “This guy was rude, disruptive and had no care or respect for our show and so I let him know how I felt, then left the stage until they had removed him.” This is the second time a Million Dollar Piano performance was disrupted during “Saturday NIght’s Alright,” following an incident in which a necklace was thrown at John.  Elton John’s Las Vegas run continues until May 17; his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will commence on Sept. 8.. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp Joins Stone Temple Pilots At Tour Opener

Stone Temple Pilots began their first tour with new lead singer Jeff Gutt with a 19-song set at the Canyon in Santa Clarita, Calif. The performance featured a guest appearance by Johnny Depp, who sat in on “Sex Type Thing” and a cover of the MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams.” Depp has played with bassist Robert DeLeo in Alice Cooper’s Hollywood Vampires. Video of both songs, as well as “Vasoline” and the new “Meadow,” are below.  The band also debuted “Roll Me Under,” which arrived last month when Stone Temple Pilots announced their tour dates.. ...Read Full Story

Rare David Bowie Albums Set For “Record Store Day 2018”

Three rare David Bowie records are set to be released for Record Store Day 2018. Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, will see Bowie’s ‘Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)’ album be released as a 3xLP set. The record features recordings from Bowie’s ‘Isolar II’ tour performances at London’s now-demolished Earls Court on June 30 and July 1 1978.  Fans will also be able to grab a 12″ single which features the first full-length of ‘Let’s Dance’, along with a live version on the B-side.  Lastly, ‘Bowie Now’ – a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP, featuring tracks from ‘Heroes’ and ‘Low’ – will get its first commercial release. Full information can be found on David Bowie’s official website.. ...Read Full Story

Rolling Stones Working On A New Album

The Rolling Stones are working on a new album. The legendary rock band have spent time in the recording studio over the last two years working on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Blue & Lonesome,’ according to guitarist Keith Richards. Discussing the possibility of a new album, he said: “We have some stuff down, which is very interesting. It’s more difficult for us to write together the further apart we are, but it also has its benefits in that we come back to it from a different angle.” The 74-year-old Richards has grown to enjoy the “challenge” of writing music he knows frontman Sir Mick Jagger will be able to “leap” on and he understands there’s “no point” in trying to push the singer out of his comfort zone.  Keith’s comments come just a few days after the group announced their first UK tour dates in five years, which will take place this summer.. ...Read Full Story

Steven Adler All-Star Band ‘Dio Disciples’ Lead 4th Annual “Ride For Ronnie” Concert

The fourth annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert is coming up, and riders will once again get to kick off the day at the Harley-Davidson store in Glendale, CA, proceeding up the highway to Los Encinos Park, the home to the annual Ride for Ronnie concert. This year’s performance lineup will include sets from a Steven Adler-led all-star band, Dio Disciples, Beasto Blanco, One More From the Road, A Classless Act and Railgun.  The 2018 Ride for Ronnie will take place Sunday, May 6, helping the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund raise awareness for cancer prevention and research for a cure. Last year’s event raised over $40,000.  For more information on this year’s event and ticketing information, check out the link here.. ...Read Full Story

Izzy Stradlin Reportedly Walked Away From Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven claims that the band’s ex-guitarist and co-founder Izzy Stradlin walked away from a possible reunion with the band last year.  Vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan got back together in 2016 and subsequently hit the road for the Not In This Lifetime tour.  In a new interview, Niven says that Stradlin also could have taken part in some shows, but decided to walk away: “He did get as far as flying out and doing a soundcheck and then he left after the soundcheck – he didn’t want to have anything to do with it.” Guns N’ Roses will headline this year’s Download festival in the UK, and will play other dates across Europe this summer. . ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin To Release Limited-Edition 7″ Single On Record Store Day

Led Zeppelin will release a yellow vinyl single featuring unreleased versions of Rock And Roll and Friends to celebrate “Record Store Day 2018.” Two previously unreleased tracks will be released for this Year’s Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21. The single, a yellow vinyl 7″, features the “Sunset Sound Mix” mix of Rock And Roll, which originally appeared on the band’s fourth album; and the “Olympic Studios Mix” of Friends, which appeared on Led Zeppelin III. The release has been overseen by Jimmy Page.  The new single is the third release announced as part of the band’ 50th anniversary celebrations, following the news of an illustrated book to be released in October, and the reissue of the band’s How The West Was Won live album next month.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top And John Fogerty Announce The “Blues And Bayous” Tour

ZZ Top and Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founder John Fogerty have announced a joint US tour. The Blues And Bayous Tour will get underway in Atlantic City on May 25 and will travel to an additional 22 cities, with further dates to be added. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons says: “John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya!” Fogerty added: “ZZ Top is one of my favourite bands, and Billy Gibbons is one of my all-time favourite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous… bucket list!” Tickets will go on general sale from 10am local time on March 2; Willie Nelson joining the tour on June 26 in Mt. Pleasant. For more information head to ZZTop.com and JohnFogerty.com.  A full list of dates are also in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

ANTHRAX Cancels European Tour Plans

ANTHRAX has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer “due to scheduling conflicts, this according to the Facebook page of the Borgholm Brinner festival. In a statement, the band members “sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon.”  ANTHRAX was one of several acts scheduled to perform at Borgholm Brinner on July 27-28 at Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden. The group will be supporting SLAYER on the first leg of the band’s farewell world tour, which will kick off with a concert on May 10 at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, “Kings Among Scotland”, on April 27.  Filmed February 15, 2017 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage on the band’s tour bus and backstage. The DVD can be pre-ordered at www.anthrax.com.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Confirm 2018 North American ‘WorldWired’ Tour

Metallica officially announced a second series of WorldWired tour dates in North America, beginning with a Sept. 2 show in Madison, Wis.   Metallica is currently in the midst of a European trek in support of their most recent album Hardwired …to Self-Destruct, which will conclude May 11 in Helsinki, Finland.  The North American shows will be presented in the round, and the Light It Up pre-show party will feature comedian Jim Breuer and a DJ. A limited number of Black Tickets are available for $598; these special passes allow floor access to any Metallica show on this North American tour. Tickets go on sale March 2; for more information and complete list of dates, cities visit their official website.. ...Read Full Story

Steel Panther Share New Animated Music Video

Steel Panther have released a new video for their track “Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills).” The song comes from their latest album “Lower The Bar”. The band teamed up with Ntoonz to create the new animated video and have released it amidst their current North American tour in support of the album that was released last spring. The band just announced that they will be heading down under to Australia in May.  Watch the new video in the link below!. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard, Journey Share ‘Mission Impossible’ North American Tour Trailer

Def Leppard and Journey released a humorous new video, entitled Mission Impossible to promote their joint North American tour. The Mission Impossible clip finds the band’s frontmen Joe Elliott and Neal Schon plotting the 58-date trek. The two bands’ co-headlining tour will get under way in Hartford, CT on May 21st and wrap up in Los Angeles on October 6th.  Def Leppard will then head to the UK and Ireland for their Hysteria tour.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison Recruit Courtney Love, Billy Idol For “Above Ground” Mental Health Charity Show

Guitarists Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison are recruiting Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes for a mental health charity concert. The event will take place April 16th at Los Angeles’ Belasco Theatre. The Above Ground event will benefit the Recording Academy’s Musicares Foundation. “After losing too many friends to suicide and depression, and having suffered personally with a wide range of mental health issues, we want to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health,” Morrison said in a video clip.  A Live Nation ticket pre-sale launched Thursday, February 22nd and concludes Friday, February 23rd.  General public tickets go on sale Saturday, February 24th at 10 a.m.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne And Family Launching New Podcast

The popular reality series The Osbournes was a staple on MTV, chronicling the crazy everyday lives of heavy metal’s most famous family.  Now thirteen years after the show’s finale, Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack are stepping into the limelight once more with “The Osbourne Podcast,” a weekly podcast launching next month. The program, hosted by Jack, will have the family sitting down each week to reflect on their experiences as reality TV stars, give updates on their lives as of late, and interview special guests. Comedian Sheryl Underwood, singer Carnie Wilson and The Osbournes executive producer Greg Johnson are all set to make appearances, along with some fan favorites from the TV show, like “Big Dave the Manny” and Melinda Varga. “The Osbournes Podcast” premieres on March 5th, which is the 16th anniversary of the show’s MTV debut. New episodes will premiere every Monday.. ...Read Full Story

Frances Bean Cobain Posts Previously Unpublished Photos Of Kurt Cobain for His Birthday

The late Kurt Cobain would have turned 51 on Feb. 20, and Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean marked the occasion by posting previously unpublished photos of her father. Frances Bean shared the pictures on Instagram, offering a pair of old family snapshots with the caption “I hope they don’t have the internet wherever you are. I feel like that would be counterproductive. Regardless, Happy Birthday to an angel.” The first photo captures Kurt with his daughter as she reaches toward an inflatable kiddie pool during what looks like a backyard party; in the second, he’s facing the camera with a Breeders T-shirt on and his chin resting in his hand.  Frances’ mother and Kurt’s widow, Courtney Love, also took to Instagram to post a snapshot; this one of the two of them together in happier times.  . ...Read Full Story

Toto Plan 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set ‘All In’

Toto will rerelease a remastered catalog of their music for the limited edition box set All In, a collection that includes two discs of unreleased material. The massive 13-CD, 17-LP is available to preorder now through April 10th ahead of its fall release, and will include the band’s first 10 studio albums – Toto, Hydra, Turn Back, Toto IV, Isolation, Fahrenheit, The Seventh One, Kingdom Of Desire, Tambu and Mindfields – and the 1998 collection Toto XX. The box set will also featured the previously unreleased Live In Tokyo EP; a collection of tracks from the “Africa” group’s 1980 tour and another new compilation titled Old Is New, a 10-track collection featuring seven unreleased songs.  A CD-only version of All In will be released later in 2018.. ...Read Full Story

Billy Corgan Reveals Eight New Smashing Pumpkins Song Titles

It sounds like a new Smashing Pumpking LP is on the way. Last week the lineup for the band’s Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour was revealed, and now frontman Billy Corgan has released details of the band’s new music, listing titles for eight songs. The Smashing Pumpkins said they’ll play music from only their first five albums on their upcoming tour, but are headed back into the studio next week to complete work on some new songs.  According to Corgan, the eight new titles that have been revealed are: “Alienation,” “Travels,” “Silvery Sometimes,” “Solara,” “With Sympathy,” “Marchin’ On,” “Knights of Malta” and Seek and You Shall Destroy.”  . ...Read Full Story

Scott Stapp Sued For $1.2 Million For Not Touring With Art of Anarchy

Art of Anarchy have filed a lawsuit against singer Scott Stapp, demanding $1.2 million.  The band claims he refused to tour and promote their 2017 album The Madness. Stapp, formerly of Creed, was hired in place of Scott Weiland, who was also the subject of a lawsuit and countersuit with the band at the time of his death in 2015. The lineup includes former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, and Disturbed bassist John Moyer. The Madness followed the band’s self-titled 2015 debut.  Group leaders Jonathan and Vincent Votta filed their claim against Stapp in New York Supreme Court saying they’d paid the singer $200,000 for “services to be rendered.”  They claim Stapp had performed at only 18 concerts, at least 22 less than they required from him. . ...Read Full Story

Tool’s Adam Jones Reveals March Recording Start for New Album

Last week, Maynard James Keenan offered an update on Tool’s new album, stating that “words and melodies 100% done,” with the exception of one song. Now guitarist Adam Jones has added that the plan to begin recording the long awaited album will begin in March. Jones revealed the news in response to an Instagram photo from Sebastian Bach, who had recently visited the studio along with Buzz Osborne and had previewed some of the new music. Jones stated in response: “Huge fun & honor performing all the new tunes for Guinea pigs Sebastian & #KingBuzz b4 the recording starts in March. Still instrumentals with Mjk in town work on killer lyrics. Exciting.” Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, was released in 2006.  In the meantime, the band’s members have taken part in other projects. And back in 2014, Danny Carey and Adam Jones revealed that an ongoing lawsuit had delayed the start of a new album. Once that suit was settled in 2015, Tool have toured intermittently over the last couple of years.. ...Read Full Story

Foreigner Announce Live Orchestral CD/DVD Release

Last year, Foreigner recast some of their biggest hits in a over the course of 2 orchestral shows, and soon fans all over the world will be able to hear the results. The group’s latest live release, Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, captures the May 2017 shows in Lucerne, Switzerland. Due in stores April 27 and available to pre-order now, it will be available as a CD/DVD package as well as a double vinyl LP. Foreigner will be back on the road this summer as part of a package tour that includes Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. . ...Read Full Story

Journey’s Jonathan Cain Wants To Put Feud With Guitarist Neal Schon Behind Them

Journey keyboardist and guitarist Jonathan Cain says it’s time for the band to move on after bandmate Neal Schon slammed him for visiting the White House last year. Schon expressed anger in August 2017 when Cain, vocalist Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory visited Donald Trump under the Journey name; the guitarist felt it should have been a private matter and not involve the band. Cain has now spoken to Rolling Stone about the spat, saying it’s time for all of them to put it behind them and move forward. Cain said, “for me, it was a historical chance to go and it wasn’t political. I’m a history buff and was dying to see where all this history took place.” He continued “Neal and I weren’t on speaking terms during that time. He was bashing me, so I didn’t think he would want to come. That’s all.”  According to Cain, their relationship is strained but said “At this point, I’ll see him at rehearsals for the tour… we meet when we get on the road.”  Journey will head out on tour with Def Leppard across North America later this year.. ...Read Full Story

Marilyn Manson Accused Of Harassment By Actress Charlyne Yi

After Marilyn Manson appeared to suffer another onstage meltdown in New York on Feb. 15, an accusation of harassment from House actress Charlyne Yi was posted on her Twitter account.  Manson was completing a run of shows that had been rescheduled as a result of his stage accident last year, but when he appeared at the Paramount Theatre in Huntingdon, NY, he only managed to deliver a handful of songs before throwing away his microphone and accusing the audience of not loving him and walking off. After the a video of the incident surfaces, Yi wrote a series of tweets in which she claimed she and others had endured unacceptable treatment from the shock-rocker in 2012.  Yi wrote in part: “yes this happened a long time ago – on the last season of House he came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show & he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a China man.” She added: “I genuinely hope he gets help.”. ...Read Full Story

Yes To Re-Release ‘Fly From Here’ LP With New Vocals

Yes will celebrate their 50th anniversary next month, and the group has many things planned for the convention will be Fly From Here – Return Trip, including a limited-edition version of their 2011 album with new lead vocals performed by producer Trevor Horn. Horn had previously sung lead for Yes on their 1980 album, Drama and also produced the original Fly From Here LP, which included songs he had written for an abandoned Buggles record. The Yes U.K. Fan Convention will take place at the London Palladium on March 24-25, the same days the band will be playing the venue to close out their British tour.  A portion of the money taken in by the convention will be donated to the Christie Hospital in Manchester and Kangaroos, a charity for special needs and disabled children. You can learn more at Yes’ official website.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Officially Announce ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour’

The Smashing Pumpkins are officially going back on the road this summer. Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin have announced the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, a nearly two-month trek across North America arenas that brings three-fourths of the original lineup together for the first time since 2000. A reunion tour has been rumored for nearly two years, with chatter increasing during the past couple weeks. After teasing a countdown clock on their website last week, the Smashing Pumpkins revealed the new tour with a video featuring Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts, the two women who appeared on the cover of the band’s 1993 breakthrough record, Siamese Dream. The shows will begin on July 12 at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix and conclude on Sept. 7 at the Ford Idaho Center n Boise. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 23 at 10AM.  Full details at the band’s website.. ...Read Full Story

Papa Roach Premieres New Video For “My Medication”

Papa Roach has debuted his new music video for the song “My Medication.”  The track is taken from the band’s ninth studio album, “Crooked Teeth”, which was released last May.  “Crooked Teeth” was produced by Nicholas “RAS” Furlong and Colin Brittain, with the exception of “Born For Greatness,” which was produced with writer/producer Jason Evigan. Papa Roach will return to the studio in the summer to resume work on the follow-up to “Crooked Teeth,” and has been previewing a new song called “Geronimo” at some of the band’s recent shows.  See the “NSFW” video for “My Medication” in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Explain Bassist D’arcy Wretzky’s Absence From Reunion

Days before the Smashing Pumpkins are rumored to announce their long-awaited reunion, the band issued a statement explaining why one member won’t be taking part. “In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music. To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying,” the band said in a statement Monday.  The statement follows comments the bassist allegedly made where she largely blamed Corgan for her exclusion from the reunion, which would have marked the first time Smashing Pumpkins’ classic lineup performed together since April 1999. Additionally, Wretzky claimed that Corgan offered her a contract to rejoin the Smashing Pumpkins, only to rescind the offer. The Smashing Pumpkins have not yet officially announced their reunion, though Corgan has been pretty open about the band’s plans on Instagram.. ...Read Full Story

Styx, Joan Jett And Tesla Join Together For U.S. Summer Tour

Styx and Joan Jett will hit the road as co-headliners for summer shows throughout the United States, with Tesla as the supporting act for dates beginning May 30 in Irvine, Calif. Styx are coming off the 2017 release of The Mission, the band’s first album of all new material since 1999. Joan Jett was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with her backing band the Blackhearts in 2015. Tesla’s ninth full-length album, which will be produced by former touring partner Phil Collen of Def Leppard, will be titled Shock and is due in the fall. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, February 16 at 10AM local time.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica’s James Hetfield Cast In Movie About Serial Killer Ted Bundy

Metallica frontman James Hetfield will share the screen with Zac Efron in the upcoming Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Joe Berlinger, who co-produced and directed Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and wrote Metallica: This Monster Lives, will helm the production that also stars Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and Haley Joel Osment. Hetfield will play Bob Hayward, the veteran Utah Highway Patrolman who was the first officer to arrest Bundy in 1975, after pulling him over and discovering burglary tools in his car.  Hetfield has appeared on TV and in movies as himself, but this is his first acting role. Hetfield is also currently on the road with Metallica on their WorldWired tour.. ...Read Full Story

Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton Diagnosed With Parkinson’s; Tour Replacement Announced

On Monday, Feb. 12, Judas Priest announced via their Facebook page that guitarist Glenn Tipton won’t be with the band on their upcoming tour, due to his struggle with Parkinson’s disease. According to the statement, he was diagnosed with the early onset of Parkinson’s ten years ago. In the statement, Tipton notes that he is still a member of the band, and that he may join them at some point during the tour. “I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band – it’s simply that my role has changed.” Filling in for Tipton will be Andy Sneap, of the British metal band Hell. . ...Read Full Story

Robert Plant Kicks Off North American Tour In Raleigh, North Carolina

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters kicked-off an eleven date North American run at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. The former Led Zeppelin frontman, who is touring in support of his most recent studio album Carry Fire, treated the sold-out crowd to a mix of material from throughout his career offering up Zeppelin classics alongside new material and traditional folk and blues tunes. Plant filled out the majority of his 13-song main set with a mix of traditional blues and folk tunes. Zeppelin fans were treated to takes on the centuries-old English folk song “Gallows Pole” and the more contemporary “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” – which they covered for their 1969 self-titled debut album. . ...Read Full Story