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John Mellencamp Announces 2019 Tour And New Album

John Mellencamp will embark on a 2019 North American tour of ‘The John Mellencamp Show’ which will feature some of his classics plus some new material, set to coincide with Mellencamp’s new album release. Mellencamp will begin the tour on February 7 in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center and will span two months ending in Clearwater, Florida. ‘The John Mellencamp Show’ will start promptly at 8pm and will not have an opening act. Every ticket purchased online will receive a copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album Other People’s Stuff set for release on November 16th. Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, September 21st at 10:00am. Pre-sale and VIP tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00am. For more ticketing information you can visit Mellencamp’s website.. ...Read Full Story

MÖTLEY CRÜE Lead Singer Vince Neil Says Band Is Returning To Studio To Record New Music

Motley Crue may no longer be touring, but the band is still planning to make new with music. Vince Neil just revealed in a new tweet that he’s planning to return to the recording studio in a few weeks to record four brand new Motley Crue songs. Just weeks ago, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx were spotted together in a studio with producer Bob Rock, with photos and videos showing Lee playing. The band has been working toward the release of film adaptation of their popular group biography The Dirt, so it’s possible that the music will tie into the project. You can see Neil’s tweet in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen To Headline “Stand Up For Heroes” Veterans Benefit This November

Bruce Springsteen will join Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Carr, Eric Church and other surprise guests in the 12th annual Stand Up for Heroes veterans benefit, Monday, Nov. 5, at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Springsteen’s appearance marks his return to the “Stand Up for Heroes” benefit, as he was absent last year after a run of 10 consecutive shows. He had a scheduled “Springsteen on Broadway” performance to attend last year.  Tickets for Stand Up for Heroes, part of the New York Comedy Festival, are $125 to $5,000 and go on sale at noon Thursday, Sept. 13, through bobwoodrufffoundation.org, nycomedyfestival.com and ticketmaster.com.. ...Read Full Story

Stone Temple Pilots To Co-Headline Fall 2018 North American Tour With Seether

Seether and Stone Temple Pilots will be hitting the road together this fall on a co-headlining tour. The tour will launch Oct. 23 in Penticton, British Columbia, will the bands will make stops in Canada and the Northern U.S. Joining in for the run will be Default and Age of Days, with the latter playing select stops. Seether will be touring earlier in the fall with Tremonti. The band continues to promote their Poison the Parish album, which features their most recent single “Against the Wall.” Stone Temple Pilots are touring for their self-titled album with their new vocalist Jeff Gutt. Dates for the tour can be seen below or found here.. ...Read Full Story

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Release New Song ‘Fresh Start’

“Fresh Start”, a brand new song from Joan Jett, was just released. The new track is included in the documentary “Bad Reputation”, which will be released in theaters and on demand on September 28. “Bad Reputation,” directed by Kevin Kerslake and written by Joel Marcus, is described as “a look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of “The Runaways” and first meeting with [manager/producer] Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.”  Listen to “Fresh Start” in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Ghost Announces 2019 European Tour

Ghost revealed a new video, and amid the parody they revealed plans for a new tour. The clip shows Sister Imperator falling off a cliff while driving her car on an errand. Imperator survives, and asks Papa Emeritus to deliver a special message to the band’s fans: which is a Winter 2019 European tour. The headlining dates are listed in the link below. Meanwhile, Ghost will embark on an extensive tour of North America this fall as well and you can view the complete information and dates here.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Dylan Will Open The Renovated Met Philadelphia This December

Live Nation and developer Eric Blumenfeld announced on Monday, September 10 that Bob Dylan and his Band will be the first act to play the renovated Met Philadelphia. The 110-year-old venue will reopen on Dec. 3 with Dylan, followed by performances from Weezer and Ween on Dec. 12 and 14, respectively. Weezer’s Dec. 12 show will be the inaugural Citi Sound Concert Series at the venue and will be followed throughout the month by shows from eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson and comedian John Oliver who will bring a New Year’s Eve special on Dec. 30 and 31. Tickets for most shows go on sale Sept. 14 at 10am. Live Nation will donate $0.25 of every ticket sold to a show at The Met Philadelphia to Philadelphia Public Schools.. ...Read Full Story

Three Days Grace Set Billboard Record With 14th No. 1 Mainstream Rock Single

Three Days Grace just made Billboard history as act with the most No. 1 Mainstream Rock Songs, thanks to their current single “Infra-Red” which is currently topping the charts. They broke a tie with Van Halen, who had held the record for two decades. In addition, “Infra-Red” is also the band’s 15th No. 1 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart. The band’s run of chart-toppers on the Billboard chart started in Aug. 2004 when “Just Like You” climbed to the top spot and spent four weeks at No. 1. The longest stint at No. 1 by any of their songs occurred in 2012 when “Chalk Outline” spent 10 weeks on top. “Animal I Have Become” and “Pain” also spent nine weeks at No. 1 in 2006, Three Days Grace have spent a total of 70 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.  Meanwhile, Three Days Grace are still touring in the U.K. and Europe this October and November, followed by a Canadian headline tour. You can see all of their scheduled dates here. . ...Read Full Story

Tenacious D Announce New Album ‘Post-Apocalypto’, Featuring Dave Grohl

Tenacious D will release a new album and animated series later this year, the band have confirmed. The comedy-music duo comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass last released a record in 2012 with ‘Rize Of The Fenix‘. The band have now announced their return with album ‘Post-Apocalypto’, produced by John Spiker and featuring Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl on drums. The 21-song album will be released on November 2 and will be available digitally and on CD and translucent green vinyl. The record will be accompanied by a six-part animated series, which will air on Tenacious D’s YouTube channel. It will premiere later this month (September 28), with a new episode dropping every Friday until the album’s release. The tracklist for ‘Post-Apocalypto’ is in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Billy Idol’s “Vital Idol: Revitalized” To Be Released September 28th

Billy Idol’s 1980’s remix collection, Vital Idol, is getting a modern-day upgrade with Vital Idol: Revitalized, set for release on CD and digital on September 28th. A black vinyl in addition to a limited edition will follow on November 16th. Idol’s Revitalized collection features 11 brand-new remixes of his most classic hits. Lending their hands to Revitalized are Moby, Paul Oakenfold and The Crystal Method as well as Tropkillaz, Shiba San, Juan Maclean, CRAY and RAC, who’s remix of ‘Dancing With Myself’ debuted last week. Vital Idol was released back in 1985, and was the first remix record released by a rock star. Besides being certified platinum, Vital Idol contained a version of ‘Mony Mony’ that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.. ...Read Full Story

Greta Van Fleet’s Debut Album Title & Track Listing Revealed

Rock band GRETA VAN FLEET have announced the first details of their debut album, titled “Anthem Of The Peaceful City.”  The record will contain 10 songs, including “When The Curtain Falls”, which was made available earlier this summer. The band teased a 45-second social media clip for the video of “Anthem Of The Peaceful City” with an accompanying message reading: “Those of us who cannot hear it, feel it. At the dancing of a heartbeat, is a reminder that humans love. I know that first in darkness, like a great drum in a mother’s chest. The anthem of a peaceful army. To save all the world.” Greta Van Fleet is a true success story; having played in Michigan clubs for six years before rocketing to the top of the rock radio charts last year with “Highway Tune”.. ...Read Full Story

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan’s Cause Of Death Revealed At Inquest

A corner’s inquest concluded Thursday stating that Dolores O’Riordan, late singer of The Cranberries, died by drowning. Inquests are held in Britain to determine the facts in sudden, violent or unexplained deaths. The inquest determined that O’Riordan accidentally drowned in a bathtub after drinking.  At Westminster Coroner’s Court a police officer stated that the pajama-clad O’Riordan was found submerged in her bathtub at a London hotel on the morning of Jan. 15, 2018. The 46-year-old singer didn’t leave a note and there was no evidence of self-harm. Additionally, it was disclosed that five miniature alcohol bottles and a bottle of champagne were found in the room, and toxicology tests revealed a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit for driving. Prescription medications were also found, the inquest heard. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe determined that O’Riordan died from drowning due to alcohol intoxication, stating “there’s no evidence that this was anything other than an accident.” O’Riordan’s inquest was held on what would have been her 47th birthday.. ...Read Full Story

Vinnie Paul Tribute Will Take Place At Louder Than Life And Aftershock Festivals

Drumming legend Vinnie Paul passed away this past June, but his band Hellyeah were scheduled to play the Louder Than Life festival (scheduled for September 28th-30th at Louisville’s Champions Park in Kentucky) as well as the Monster Energy Aftershock (scheduled for October 13th and 14th at Sacramento’s Discovery Parkin in California). Now, promoter Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that tributes to Vinnie Paul will take place at both these festivals. Each festival will include an all-star Vinnie Paul Tribute which will see the musicians playing songs from Paul’s legendary band Pantera, as well as his follow-up band, Damageplan. The performance at Louder Than Life will feature members of Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Hellyeah, Sevendust, Gwar, Bullet for My Valentine, Body Count, Kyng, Cane Hill and more. The Aftershock tribute will feature members of Korn, Deftones, Godsmack, Shinedown, Hellyeah, Sevendust, Gwar, Kyng, Emmure and more. . ...Read Full Story

Queen To Release ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Original Film Soundtrack

Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek, is set to finally open in theaters on November 2nd. But on October 19th, the official soundtrack from the biopic will hit stores, featuring exclusive, previously unreleased Queen music. The Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack spans a total of 22 tracks. Five of these are taken from Queen’s legendary, 21-minute Live Aid performance in July 1985 and have never before been released in audio form. Additionally there will be all-new takes on Queen classics, recorded specifically for this soundtrack. One is a version of “We Will Rock You” that incorporates both a studio cut and live performance audio complete with audience participation. Queen also recorded their very own arrangement of the famous 20th Century Fox theme song. The entire soundtrack was produced by May and Queen drummer Roger Taylor. The tracklist announcement came on what would have been Mercury’s 72nd birthday, September 5th.. ...Read Full Story

Stone Sour Releases Clip Of Acoustic Version Of ‘Mercy’ From Their ‘Hydrograd’ LP

Stone Sour’s acclaimed 2017 LP Hydrograd was released last week in a deluxe edition format. Now the band has debuted a video for the acoustic version of the song “Mercy.”  The 13-track bonus disc on the deluxe edition also includes acoustic versions of “Song #3,” “Rose Red Violent Blue” and “The Witness Tree,” as well as live versions of “Mercy,” “Fabuless” and a cover of Soundgarden’s “Outshined.” Additionally there is a cover of Van Halen’s “Unchained” and Rage Against the Machine’s “Bombtrack” as part of the bonus set. Check out the acoustic version of “Mercy” in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Grohl Postpones Foo Fighters Shows After Losing Voice

Dave Grohl was forced to postpone shows with the Foo Fighters after losing his voice. The 49-year-old singer and musician rescheduled two concerts in Canada — Tuesday in Edmonton and Thursday in Calgary — to Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, respectively. The Foo Fighters announced the news Monday on its official Twitter account. Grohl and the band referred to U2 singer Bono, who coincidentally also lost his voice over the weekend, by saying:  “FF RESCHEDULE 2 CANADA DATES DUE TO ILLNESS. ‘That’s the last time I ever make out with Bono’ – DG.”  Bono said in a statement through U2’s rep that he’d soon “be back to full voice” and will take the stage with U2 on Tuesday in Cologne, Germany. Meanwhile, Grohl and the Foo Fighters will next perform Saturday in Vancouver, B.C.. ...Read Full Story

Queen & Adam Lamber Kick Off ‘Crown Jewels’ Las Vegas Residency

Queen + Adam Lambert began a three-week, 10-show residency at the Park Theater in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 1st. “The Crown Jewels” residency began with a fast version of “We Will Rock You” as the band went through a series of their greatest hits. The late Freddie Mercury was present in video playback during “Love of My Life” and in his taped “Day-Oh” singalong that started the encore. The Park Theater is located at the Park MGM (formerly known as the Monte Carlo), is the same venue where Aerosmith will play between April 6 and July 9, 2019 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Meanwhile, on Nov. 2, Queen will release Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek as the band’s iconic original singer. . ...Read Full Story

U2 Show Canceled Mid-Set When Bono Suffers ‘Complete Loss of Voice’

U2’s show on Saturday, September 1st in Berlin, Germany ended in the middle of their set when frontman Bono suffered a sudden “complete loss of voice.” The official cause of his voice-loss has yet to be revealed. When playing “Beautiful Day” the singer’s condition worsened and he eventually stopped the music and apologized to the crowd, saying they would take a break; however the band never returned to the stage. Early on Sunday, Sept. 2nd the three remaining members of the band released a statement on U2’s website: “we’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation.  Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice. We don’t know what has happened and we’re taking medical advice. As always, we appreciate our audience’s understanding and all our fans’ support in Berlin and those who travelled from afar. We will update you very soon. Adam, Larry and Edge”. ...Read Full Story

Mastodon Cancel North American Tour With Dinosaur Jr.

Rock band Mastodon has been forced to cancel their North American fall tour with Dinosaur Jr. due to a “critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family.” The trek was slated to kick off this Saturday, September 1st, in Edmonton, Canada. Mastodon made the announcement Thursday on Facebook with the following message: “Mastodon regrets to inform fans that due to a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family, their upcoming tour with Dinosaur Jr. will be canceled. Tickets and VIP upgrades will be refunded at point of purchase. Mastodon would like to extend their sincerest thanks to their loyal fans as well as the fans of Dinosaur Jr. for their support and understanding at this time. The band hopes to make up these shows at a future time, but as of now, no plans for rescheduling have been set.”. ...Read Full Story

Avenged Sevenfold Tease A New Song From ‘Black Ops 4’

Avenged Sevenfold slipped a teaser of their new song from the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 into a tour recap. The majority of the recap covers the band’s European festival sets from earlier this year; but at the conclusion of the clip, there seems to be a small sample of the Sevenfold’s Call Of Duty tune beginning to play. It’s presented alongside the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 logo. In the clip below, catch what appears to be a quick preview of the band’s video game single. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out Oct. 12 for Windows, PS4 and Xbox One.. ...Read Full Story

Rolling Stones Film ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Re-Released For 50th Anniversary

Jean-Luc Godard’s 1968 movie Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One), which was based around the recording of the classic Rolling Stones song, will be re-released to mark its 50th anniversary. ABKCO Films said in a statement that  Sympathy for the Devil alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues of the late 1960s as well as giving the audience an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones creative process in the recording studio working on what would become one of the band’s defining tracks. The Rolling Stones original line up of Mick JaggerKeith RichardsBrian JonesCharlie Watts and Bill Wyman were joined by Nicky Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg and James Fox in the landmark session that took place at Olympic Sound Studios in London in June 1968.” The 4K restoration will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and via digital channels on Oct. 5. A a celebratory screening will take place at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, followed by a series of screenings from Sept. 13-19 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.. ...Read Full Story

Rock Legend Neil Young Reportedly Marries Actress Daryl Hannah

Rock legend Neil Young and actor Daryl Hannah have married over the weekend, according to reports. Blues guitarist Mark Miller revealed the news via a Facebook post, saying: “Congratulations to Daryl Hannah and Neil Young on their wedding today. may they have a long and happy relationship.” The following day Hannah posted a picture of an owl on Instagram with the caption: “someone’s watching over us… love and only love”. It was met with several messages of congratulations from fans. According to reports the couple were wed in Atascadero, California, following a ceremony on Young’s yacht near the San Juan islands. The 57-year-old actor has been dating the 72-year-old musician for four years, following Young’s split from his wife Pegi Young. They had been married for 36 years.. ...Read Full Story

Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie Walks Up A Skyscraper In Music Video For “High Hopes”

Panic! at the Disco released their new music video of the song “High Hopes” and in the video, Brendon Urie scales a high rise building before performing on top of it. In a press release, the band said of the video: “No matter how hard your dreams seem, keep going. You might even have to climb up the side of a building in downtown LA, but it’ll all be worth it at the top. Stay up on that rise.” Panic! At The Disco are set to head out on a huge UK & European tour early next year, including a London show at The O2. Tickets for the dates will go on sale at 10am on Friday (August 31) and will be available here. Watch the ‘High Hopes’ video below.. ...Read Full Story

Twenty One Pilots Release Brand New Track ‘My Blood’

Twenty One Pilots have released the fourth track from their upcoming album ‘Trench.’ Sharing the news on Twitter, the band posted “and here’s a new song. it’s called ‘My Blood'”. ‘My Blood’ marks the first track to be released off ‘Trench’ that isn’t a part of the three-part story made up of ‘Jumpsuit’, ‘Nico And The Niners’ and ‘Levitate’. The band did not produce an official music video, but ‘My Blood’ does come accompanied by a candid video of what appears to be Tyler Joseph playing the bass in a darkened recording studio. The new Twenty One Pilots album ‘Trench’ is set for release October 5th, and it’s available for pre-order here.. ...Read Full Story

Tom Petty’s Heartbreaker Bandmates Discuss “An American Treasure” Box Set

The Heartbreakers recorded and toured with Tom Petty for decades, and since Petty’s death last year from an accidental overdose of prescription painkillers, Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell have been working with Petty’s widow, Dana, his daughter, Adria, and recording engineer Ryan Ulyate to put together the upcoming four-disc box set An American Treasure. The collection includes original recordings of some of Petty and the Heartbreakers’ biggest hits, as well as demos, outtakes and live performances from throughout their career. The box also features 10 previously unreleased tracks.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters’ Perform At Surprise Pop-Up Show

The Foo Fighters performed a surprise pop-up show in the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles yesterday.  Dave Grohl’s band had been billed as the Holy Sh*ts, and took the stage after drummer Taylor Hawkins had performed with his covers band Chevy Metal. That set had included a guest appearance by Queen drummer Roger Taylor for a cover of that band’s “Under Pressure.” The drummer then asked the crowd, “We have one more special guest. Can you guess who it is?” The set had been announced as a warm-up for the Foo Fighters’ appearance at their Cal Jam event on Oct. 6.  The Foo Fighters’ tour in support of their latest album, Concrete and Gold, continues on Sept. 1 in Seattle, ending on Oct. 18 in St. Paul, Minn.. ...Read Full Story

Guitarist Dickey Betts Cancels August 2018 Tour Dates

Legendary guitarist Dickey Betts canceled a series of three shows that were expected to begin on Tuesday in Syracuse. Betts cited “health concerns” as the cause for cancellation of the Syracuse date and stops that were scheduled for the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut on August 30 and at the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on August 31. The founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist’s website explains that Dickey recently experienced what doctors called a “mild stroke.” Betts spoke with his doctors on Friday about certain symptoms he has been feeling in the wake of the stroke and he was advised to rest. The note mentions Betts’ doctors feel he will be 100 percent recovered after three to five weeks. Betts is hoping to reschedule his dates in Wallingford and Hampton Beach, and hopes to return to the road on November 1 in Augusta, Georgia.. ...Read Full Story

Kyle Pavone, Singer For “We Came as Romans,” Dies At 28

According to a social media post on Saturday, August 25, Kyle Pavone — the singer for rock band We Came as Romans — has died, . He was 28. “Today music lost another great with the passing of Kyle Pavone of We Came as Romans,” the band captioned a photo of the singer. “Kyle’™s tragic loss came too early in his life and those of his bandmates. All are devastated by his passing. We will miss his smiles, his sincerity, his concern for others, and his impressive musical talent.” Pavone’s cause of death has not yet been revealed. In lieu of flowers, We Came as Romans will be providing information about charity donations in the coming week.. ...Read Full Story

The Kinks’ Dave Davies Announces New Album ‘Decade’ To Be Released October 12th

Founding member of The Kinks, Dave Davies, has announced the upcoming release of Decade, a new collection of unreleased songs recorded in the 1970’s. Davies has also shared the lead track from the record, “Cradle To The Grave,” which was recorded in 1973. Decade contains unreleased works spanning 1971 to 1979. Davies writes, “I am so pleased that after all this time these tracks are being released to see the light of day. These songs have been silently nagging at me to be recognised all these years. At last I can proudly present this album Decade to the world. I do hope you all enjoy the music.” Decade will be released on October 12th and is currently available for pre-order. Davies will also be on tour in early 2019.  . ...Read Full Story

Ed King, Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist, Dead At 68

Ed King, a former member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 68. His family confirmed the guitarist’s passing on Thursday (Aug. 23), writing in a Facebook post, “It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Ed King who died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22nd, 2018. We thank his many friend and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career.” The cause of King’s death was not announced at press time. King joined Skynyrd in 1972, replacing bassist Leon Wilkeson and played on the group’s first three albums. King also co-wrote the band’s iconic hit ‘Sweet Home Alabama.” He moved over to guitar when Wilkeson re-joined the band and then took his first leave in 1976, replaced by Steve Gaines. King was forced to leave the band in 1996 due to complications from congestive heart failure, for which he underwent a successful heart transplant in 2011. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside the other pre-plane crash members in 2011.. ...Read Full Story

Sammy Hagar Featured In California Police Lip-Sync Video

Sammy Hagar makes an appearance in Fontana Police Department’s lip-sync video. The four-minute clip shows scenes of officers going after speeders and also of them rocking out to Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55” song. Hagar — a Fontana native — agreed to be part of the lip-sync challenge after Officer Tim Frydendall reached out to the rocker for use of his 1984 song. “A Sammy Hagar song is a natural fit for Fontana, but I didn’t think we would ever end up with an appearance from Sammy Hagar,” Frydendall said. The video, which was filmed and edited by the Southern California video-production company Attain Media, features more than a dozen officers and staffers participating in the lip-sync challenge.. ...Read Full Story

David Crosby Announces 2018 U.S. Tour

David Crosby announced a 22-date U.S. tour with his Lighthouse Band in support of his upcoming album.  The follow-up to 2017’s Sky Trails is currently in production, with Lighthouse Band members Becca Stevens, Michael League and Michelle Willis appearing after their work with Crosby on 2016’s Lighthouse. The upcoming release will be his fourth solo album in five years. The tour will begin on Nov. 2 in Seattle, ending on Dec. 8 in Port Chester, N.Y., with tickets on sale Aug. 24. You can see the full list of dates in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Judas Priest Are Planning 50th Anniversary Celebration

Rob Halford said Judas Priest is in discussion about how to mark their 50th anniversary in 2019. Judas Priest have sold more than 50 million album sales since they were formed in1969 — bassist Ian Hill is the only member who’s been with the band since the start. Halford said: “We’re already having these discussions every now and again in the band and with our label and with our promoters and management. We have some ideas, and when we get close to solidifying something, we’ll let you guys know. It’s going to be a great year. What a celebration – another incredible milestone for Judas Priest that we’re looking forward to sharing with everybody.” The band will soon be touring throughout the U.S. with Deep Purple. . ...Read Full Story

Anthrax Will Begin New Studio Album In January 2019

Anthrax are getting ready to begin working on a new album. The two albums Anthrax released since ’80s vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the band — 2011’s Worship Music and 2016’s For All Kings — earned the group its best reviews in more than a decade.  Now the band plans to start working on its next album in January 2019. Drummer and songwriter Charlie Benante said he has already written a variety of riffs for the new album. Anthrax is currently on tour with Slayer, which will end Dec. 8 in Helsinki, Finland. . ...Read Full Story

Marilyn Manson Under Doctor’s Care After Collapsing Onstage

Marilyn Manson collapsed onstage Saturday night (Aug. 18) during the Texas date of his co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie. He had only completed a few songs from his set before canceling the remainder. His collapse took place during “Sweet Dreams.” After video surfaced on Sunday, Manson sent out a tweet updating fans on his condition. “Thanks Houston for being understanding,” he wrote. “I ended up in doctor’s care, but I gave it my best and you guys were amazing.” In videos of the incident, Manson is apparently ill as he clung to his microphone stand for support. In one clip he seemed to sluggishly say that “heat poisoning” was the cause of his ailment, though rumors are that he may have had food poisoning.
The co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie is set to resume though it was currently unknown whether or not Manson will perform. . ...Read Full Story

The Eagles’ Greatest Hits Album Dethrones Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ As The Best-Selling Album Of All Time

Michael Jackson’s Thriller was recently surpassed by The Eagles‘ compilation album Their Greatest Hits: 1971 – 1975. The RIAA recently recalculated the project’s sales for the first time since 2006, discovering that it’s now 38x Platinum, as compared to 33x Platinum for Thriller (which was recalculated last year). They also discovered that The Eagles’ 1977 album Hotel California is now 26x Platinum, making it the third best-selling album of all time. Don Henley said in a statement to the AP. “We are grateful for our families, our management, our crew, the people at radio and, most of all, the loyal fans who have stuck with us through the ups and downs of 46 years. It’s been quite a ride.”  Their Greatest Hits 1971 – 1975 was the first Platinum-certified album ever. The Eagles’ project was first released in 1976, and draws from the hits of their first four albums. It includes tracks like “Take It Easy,” “Desperado,” “Witchy Woman,”and “Already Gone.” Although the band continues to tour, Don Henley is the only founding member still involved. Lead singer Glenn Frey died in 2016 due to complications from an intestinal surgery.. ...Read Full Story

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Launches #RaiseYourHorns Mental Health Campaign Following Huntress Frontwoman Jill Janus’ Death

Following the death of Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus last week, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale is hoping to raise awareness about mental health issues. Hale asked her Twitter followers to share photos of themselves “raising the horns” if they’d ever struggled with mental health issues, hoping to help break the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. On August 16, news broke that Jill Janus had committed suicide. Janus’ mental health battles were always made very public by the artist, particularly in 2015, when she suddenly ended Huntress. Janus had just undergone a hysterectomy due to uterine cancer and also revealed her struggles with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder.  On Twitter, Lzzy Hale posted. “I want everyone who has ever struggled with mental health to #RaiseYourHorns take a pic, tag and share it. The more of us that put it out there, the less alone we will all feel & we will be one step closer to breaking the mental health stigma!” Hale’s Twitter post has nearly 500 direct responses, using the #RaiseYourHorns hashtag to share their photos and stories of fighting for their mental health.. ...Read Full Story

Eric Clapton To Release Christmas Album, ‘Happy Xmas’

Eric Clapton is planning to release his 24th studio album, which will be something a little different: a Christmas album. Happy Xmas will come out on Oct. 12. The album contains one original track, “For Love on Christmas Day,” along with traditional tunes. “Jingle Bells” is dedicated to Avicii, the Swedish DJ who passed away in April, reportedly taking his own life.  Clapton co-produced the record with Simon Climie and also drew the album cover art.  In addition, Clapton will appear on Road to Utopia, the latest album from Hawkwind, just a month prior to the release of Happy Xmas.. ...Read Full Story

Phil Collins Open To Genesis Reunion, With One Condition

Phil Collins said he’d take part in a Genesis reunion as long as Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks agreed to have his son, Nic Collins, join them as their drummer. Nic has been touring as part of Collins’ band since he returned to performing last year, which increased speculation that Genesis could also return after an 11-year hiatus. “I wouldn’t say there isn’t not a possibility,” Collins told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “Me, Mike and Tony are pretty close still. I can’t imagine what it would be like if I didn’t play the drums, but anything is possible.” Collins added: “I think that, yeah, if we did anything I think it would have to be with Nic on drums, because I don’t think I’m capable of it. I think their opinion of Nic is high enough for them to take him on board as part of the band.”  Nic said last year that he’d be “ecstatic” if he was invited to become involved. “That Genesis stuff, drumwise, is something else, absolutely unbelievable,” he reflected. “But to be honest, I don’t think there will be another Genesis reunion tour. They did it in 2007 and I doubt it’ll happen again.”. ...Read Full Story

Disturbed Announce New Album, Release New Song ‘Are You Ready’

Disturbed have announced the release of their anticipated new album, Evolution, due out on Oct. 19. They have also debuted the lead single, “Are You Ready,” which fans chose through a poll the band launched asking listeners to choose between a “heavy” or “ballad” lead single. According to the band, the “consensus was overwhelming” that they wanted to hear heavy music first. You can pre-order Evolution, which will feature 10 tracks, here. Check out “Are You Ready” along with the accompanying music video below.. ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney Shares New Album Track “Fuh You”

Paul McCartney has released a new single from his upcoming studio album, Egypt Station, set for release September 7. The track is titled “Fuh You” and showcases McCartney’s well-known pop-music influences. McCartney refers to the tune as a “raunchy love song,” and the final part of the chorus that echoes the song’s title (“I just want it fuh you”) certainly sounds like it could come across as a more suggestive phrase. You can listen to the new single in the lyric video below. McCartney has also revealed the full Egypt Station tracklist, which can bee seen along with the album art below.. ...Read Full Story

Aerosmith To Launch Residency In Las Vegas Next Year

Aerosmith will be heading to Las Vegas to launch a residency. The rock band announced Wednesday that “Aerosmith: Deuces are Wild” would kick off April 6, 2019, at the Park Theater, where Lady Gaga will launch her residency in December. Aerosmith announced 18 shows for April, June and July. Tickets, priced from $75 to $750, go on sale Aug. 24. The Grammy-winning band, who released its self-titled debut in 1973, has hits like “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” ”Janie’s Got a Gun” and “Walk This Way.” They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, while Steven Tyler and Joe Perry made it into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013. Aerosmith also includes Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford.. ...Read Full Story

John Lennon And Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” Film Coming Back To Theaters

A restored and remixed version of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1972 film Imagine is coming to theaters worldwide on September 17. The movie, directed and produced by Lennon and Ono, documents the recording process of Lennon’s 1971 album Imagine in New York and the UK. The original film features a visual interpretation of each song on the Imagine LP, as well as footage of guest stars including Andy Warhol, Fred Astaire, Jonas Mekas, Dick Cavett, and Imagine producer Phil Spector. The updated version will include 15 minutes of additional material, including studio clips of Lennon performing with George Harrison, the Rolling Stones’ Nicky Hopkins, Klaus Voormann, and Alan White from Yes. . ...Read Full Story

Former Journey Singer Steve Perry To Release “Traces” Solo Album This October

Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry will release a new solo album titled “Traces” on October 5 via Fantasy Records. Perry teased his return by launching what appears to be an official web site and social media accounts. The initial posting on the sites contained a simple message: “I know it’s been a long time comin’.”  It has been reported that Perry will appear on the October 7 edition of “CBS Sunday Morning”, presumably to promote his new solo effort. Last year, Perry said that his next solo album was inspired by a personal tragedy. Perry last released a solo album in 1994, “For The Love Of Strange Medicine”, which was certified gold in the U.S. Perry’s final full concert with Journey took place in early 1987. He later rejoined his bandmates in 1991 to honor late concert promoter Bill Graham and also appeared with Journey when they received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2005. . ...Read Full Story

Stryper’s Oz Fox Hospitalized After Suffering Seizure Onstage In Las Vegas

Stryper guitarist Oz Fox suffered a seizure and fell during a performance Saturday night, Aug. 11 at Harrah’s Las Vegas while playing with his side project, Sin City Sinners. According to a statement from Stryper doctors are focusing on “an area of concern” on Fox’s brain which they will run a biopsy on. The band will continue touring as a trio until the guitarist returns and they’re anticipating he’ll make a “full recovery.” Stryper are scheduled to begin their tour of Australia this Friday, August 17 in support of their new record, God Damn Evil. The band then heads to Tokyo, Japan before returning to the States in September. The full list of dates can be found here.. ...Read Full Story

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Announces Solo Tour Dates In U.S.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke will embark on a tour of the United States this fall, playing material from his solo albums The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, as well as from the sole Atoms for Peace record, Amok. The 19-date tour will begin on Nov. 23 at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday. You can check Yorke’s page for more details. On tour, Yorke will be joined by his producer and partner in Atoms for Peace, Nigel Godrich, as well as visual artist Tarik Barri. Cellist Oliver Coates will be the opening act on the tour. . ...Read Full Story

Los Angeles County District Attorney Dismisses Marilyn Manson Sexual Assault Case

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has declined to charge Marilyn Manson in a sexual assault case from October 2011. The public allegations come following a police report filed in May 2018 alleging “unspecified sex crimes” from 2011. Legal documents were revealed that state Manson was accused of raping a woman in 2011. The exact details of the case are unclear, but according to the DA, they declined to press charges based on an “absence of corroboration.”Manson also reportedly faced battery and assault with a deadly weapon allegations but the statute of limitations has expired which prohibits the DA from charging Manson. Manson’s attorney Howard E. King, Esq., released a statement saying, “Under current policy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney must investigate any claim of sexual abuse, no matter how outlandish. It is not surprising that the District Attorney, after investigation, summarily rejected the claims made in a police report filed by a former acquaintance against Brian Warner p/k/a Marilyn Manson.”. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam Brings Out Members Of Soundgarden And Mudhoney At Seattle Show

Pearl Jam invited some of their fellow local legends to join them at their Seattle homecoming. Two members of Mudhoney, frontman Mark Arm and guitarist Steve Turner, and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil joined sat in for three songs that paid tribute to their roots. The two Seattle shows were Pearl Jam’s first dates in their hometown in five years. From here, they’ll play in Missoula, Mont., followed by two shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and another two at Boston’s Fenway Park. . ...Read Full Story

Twenty One Pilots Drop ‘Levitate’ Video

Twenty One Pilots have released “Levitate,” the third song from their upcoming album Trench. The band has also released a video for the song, which continues the storyline of “Jumpsuit” and “Nico And The Niners,” the first two songs from their fifth studio album, which were released last month.  Last month, Twenty One Pilots made headlines when they broke the record for the fastest rise to the top spot on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs radio airplay chart. The band will promote their album on a world tour set to launch on October 16 in Nashville, Tennessee. The North American leg will conclude on November 21 in Kansas City, Missouri, after which the band will head to Australia, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, the U.K, Spain and Portugal. Trench is due out on October 5.. ...Read Full Story

Force Metal Festival Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring System Of A Down, Slayer And Danzig

Force Metal Festival has released its official lineup and it is filled with many huge acts of the rock genre. The festival, which will take place in Teotihuacan, near Mexico City, includes performances by System of a Down, Slayer, Alice in Chains, Lamb of God and more. Also slated to appear at this year’s event and joining the headlining bands will be acts such as Anthrax, Stone Temple Pilots, Danzig, Carcass, Dee Snider, Carcass, NOFX, Testament and Dark Funeral. The two-day festival will start the weekend of October 6th and the 7th near the Teotihuacan Aztec pyramids. This year’s event will feature four different stages scattered throughout the Teotihuacan Golf Club. It will also have campsites, amusement park games, and a food court. Tickets are available through StubHub. For more information for the 2018 edition of Force Fest, check out the official website.. ...Read Full Story

Rumors Circulating That Brian Johnson And Phil Rudd Are Back in AC/DC

Rumor has it that vocalist Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd could be back with AC/DC. The duo were photographed together outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios, where the last three AC/DC albums were recorded, causing speculation that perhaps a new album is coming. The photo of Rudd and Johnson was shared by The Georgia Straight early on Wednesday. Phil Rudd was booted from AC/DC following an incident in 2014 where the drummer was charged with attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and possession of meth and cannabis. And Johnson exited the band mid-tour after suffering serious hearing issues.  In the meantime, AC/DC got rave reviews when Axl Rose stepped up as vocalist, helping the band complete their tour following Johnson’s departure. Many thought that Axl would remain with AC/DC and even record an album with the band.. ...Read Full Story

Aerosmith’s First Tour Van Found by ‘American Pickers’

Aerosmith’s first-ever tour van was featured on a recent episode of American Pickers after being discovered by hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. The 1964 International Harvester Metro, with the band name painted on its side, had spent decades rusting in a woodland near Chesterfield, Mass. The episode, titled “Roll Like a Rock Star,” first aired on July 30 and is available to watch on demand via History.com. Wolfe and Fritz were told that the vehicle was already there when the current property owner took possession. The previous owner was said to have had some connection with Aerosmith, although it wasn’t clear what that might be. Pictures of the van were sent to Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, who in turn contacted co-founding guitarist Ray Tabano. Tabano lives nearby, so he came to see the van and confirmed it was the real deal – even bringing a photo of himself seated inside. . ...Read Full Story

Stevie Nicks Is Returning For ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

Series creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Stevie Nicks will return for American Horror Story: Apocalypse. She made an earlier appearance as the White Witch during the show’s 2014 season, titled “Coven.” The new season of American Horror Story represents a crossover between “Coven” and season one, called “Murder House.” Series actors Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe and others are also back. “So thrilled that the family is together again!” Murphy wrote via Twitter. The Fleetwood Mac star guest starred in “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks,” the 10th episode of the third season. American Horror Story: Apocalypse is set to debut Sept. 12 on FX.. ...Read Full Story

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Takes A Tumble Onstage In Manchester

During Monday night’s show in Manchester, England, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson took a tumble but was able to laugh it off afterward. During the performance of “2 Minutes to Midnight,” Dickinson had perched himself on top of a riser, but he lost his footing as he prepared to exit his spot and took a tumble downward to the front of the stage. Dickinson caught himself before he tumbled completely off the stage, but did give an exasperated flop at the end before picking himself up and resuming the performance; you can see the video footage below. Iron Maiden’s “Legacy of the Beast” tour is currently making its way through England, with dates remaining in Birmingham and London. See the full list of dates here.. ...Read Full Story

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Announces Additional ‘Black Labyrinth’ Tour Dates For Fall 2018

Korn’s Jonathan Davis will set out on another leg of U.S. tour dates this fall in support of his Black Labyrinth solo debut disc. Davis has selected The Birthday Massacre and Julien-K to join him on the road, with the next round of dates kicking off Oct. 6 in El Paso, Texas. The run also includes festival stops at the Aftershock Festival and the Freakers Ball along the way, with the tour concluding Nov. 10 in Lexington, Ky. The full list of dates can be viewed below.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda To Headline 2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda is moving forward in support of his Post Traumatic solo album by signing on to headline the 2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Shinoda, who will play a number of festivals in Europe and Asia in the next couple of months, will return to North America in October to kick off the run on Oct. 10 in Montreal. The 22-date tour will play in both U.S. and Canadian cities before wrapping up Nov. 17 in Silver Spring, Md. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday (Aug. 10) at 10AM local time in each market and you can get your tickets through Shinoda’s website or the Outbreak Presents website.  Check out all the dates for the tour listed below.. ...Read Full Story

Foreigner Announces Four Additional Reunion Concerts Featuring Original Members

Legendary rock band Foreigner have announced Double Vision: Then And Now”, four special celebration events featuring all current band members, plus the original band members. Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones and Foreigner’s current lineup on these reunion dates. Foreigner’s first reunion concert featuring all original members took place Saturday, August 4, at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. The reunion shows come on the heels of the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER’s best-selling album, “Double Vision.” You can see a full list of reunion dates below.. ...Read Full Story

Courtney Love Joins Smashing Pumpkins At ‘Anniversary’ Show

Billy Corgan and Courtney Love were reunited onstage in Holmdel, N.J. as Love joined Corgan’s band the Smashing Pumpkins for three songs during a special “30th Anniversary” concert. Love sang along with two songs from her band Hole’s 1998 album Celebrity Skin: the title track and “Malibu” (both songs she co-wrote with Corgan), and also joined in on the Pumpkins’ hit “Bullet With Butterfly Wings.” Love’s appearance was part of a show in which Corgan and company shared the stage with the Deftones’ Chino Moreno, the Killers’ Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, New Order’s Peter Hook and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, who led the band in a run through his band’s hit, “Fly,” as well as a cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law.”  The Smashing Pumpkins have been on tour celebrating their 30th anniversary since early July, and recently released a new single, “Solara.”. ...Read Full Story

Whitesnake To Release ‘Unzipped’ — Five-CD Acoustic & Rare Set Collection

Whitesnake announced the October 19 release of Unzipped, a collection of rare and unreleased acoustic performances which were recorded over the past two decades. Unzipped will be available in a number of different formats, including single-CD; double-CD and double-vinyl-LP versions; streaming and electronic formats; and a “Super Deluxe” five-CD/DVD set. The latter will include Starkers in Tokyo, a 1997 Japan-only release that will make its North American debut in this package. Whitesnake just wrapped up their summer Juke Box Heroes tour with Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.. ...Read Full Story

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces ‘Live In Atlantic City’ Album

Lynyrd Skynyrd is currently winding down their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.  However, fans will still be able to hear more from the legendary band. Lynyrd Skynyrd recently announced a new live album featuring recordings from their 2006 Atlantic City, NJ show. The show combined the legendary rockers with modern musicians such as 3 Doors Down, Hank Williams Jr. and Bo Bice. Live In Atlantic City is due September 21 and pre-orders are available here. It will be available as a CD/Blu-ray Digipak, two-LP vinyl set, DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. The home video version will contain a bonus feature called Lynyrd Skynyrd Confidential.. ...Read Full Story