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Babymetal Release Video For New Song “Starlight” As Band Member Yuimetal Leaves To Pursue Solo Career

Babymetal just released their video for “Starlight”, but now the Japanese pop-metal band has announced that it is saying goodbye to Yuimetal, who has chosen to leave the group to pursue a solo career. On the band’s official website, the following statement was posted, saying “Yuimetal had expressed her desire to return performing with the group in the following months after last December’s performance due health concerns. During her absence, both Su-metal and Moametal as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return. However, Yuimetal came to a decision that she will not be performing at Babymetal World Tour 2018 in Japan and that she will no longer be a part of Babymetal. We thank her for all of her contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”  Yui has also posted a message, saying that she wishes to pursue a solo career as Mizuno Yu. . ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Rescheduled Shows After Hand Surgery

Ozzy Osbourne announced he’s rescheduled the four tour dates he was forced to postpone due to an infection on his right hand. Osbourne ended up in the hospital, and has had surgery twice to fix the issues. Wife and manager Sharon Osbourne spoke about Ozzy’s condition last week on The Talk. “His hand hasn’t healed and it’s one of these things where they go, ‘No, tomorrow you’re going to be fine.’ But it hasn’t been fine and in fact he’s going into the hospital today and he’s going to have another procedure done on his hand. He feels he’s let down his audience but I hope that everyone understands.” New tour dates in Nevada and California have been officially announced and tickets from the canceled shows will be honored at the rescheduled concerts. Refunds are also available at point of purchase for those cannot attend the rescheduled shows.. ...Read Full Story

Disturbed Announce 2019 ‘Evolution’ World Tour Dates

Disturbed’s seventh studio album, Evolution, arrives today, and the band also just announced their 2019 tour. The tour will include a North American leg with support from Three Days Grace and a European trek, which continue until mid-May. The North American tour begins on Jan. 9, with 27 stops in the United States and Canada. The band will then head to Europe between in April, touring over a dozen countries. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 26 at 10AM local time. Pre-sale tickets for the United States stops starting on Oct. 22 at 10AM. See the full list of stops below.. ...Read Full Story

Former “Ghost” Members’ Lawsuit Against Tobias Forge Is Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by four former members of GHOST against Tobias Forge has been dismissed by a Swedish court. Forge, who founded the group eight years ago, was sued by four ex-members in April 2017 who accused the singer of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the band’s album releases and world tours. As a result of the lawsuit, Forge was forced to reveal his identity after years of performing in a mask as “Papa Emeritus.” The lawsuit claimed that a partnership agreement existed between Forge and the four former members, all of whom performed anonymously in the band as “Nameless Ghouls.” The trial lasted for six days, and on Wednesday a 108-page decision was released dismissing the case. The four former GHOST members were also ordered to pay Forge’s legal fees.. ...Read Full Story

All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Dead At 44

Oli Herbert, a guitarist and original member of the rock group All That Remains, has died at 44, his band announced. A cause of death has not been revealed. “We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All That Remains, has passed away,” reads a post shared to the All That Remains Facebook page. Herbert, the lead guitarist for All That Remains, founded the group with singer Phil Labonte in Springfield, Mass. in 1998. The rock group has released eight albums over the years and has another, “Victim of the New Disease,” due out on Nov. 9.. ...Read Full Story

Perry Farrell Of Jane’s Addiction To Release “Kind Heaven” Solo Album In 2019

Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell will release his new solo album, Kind Heaven, in 2019. The singer makes the announcement after signing an exclusive worldwide deal with BMG. Kind Heaven is also the title of Farrell’s upcoming immersive theater experience in Las Vegas. The album will feature guest musicians such as Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, Dhani Harrison and many more. Farrell will debut his new band and music at a special concert at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on December 2, headlining The Festival of Lights benefit in support of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation. Earlier this year, Farrell announced the Kind Heaven theater experience, which will debut in Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade sometime in 2019. Learn more about Kind Heaven here.. ...Read Full Story

Godsmack Postpone Fall 2018 European Tour Following Death Of Guitarist Tony Rombola’s Son

Godsmack announced that they’ve postponed their fall 2018 European tour, following the news that guitarist Tony Rombola’s son has died. A message from vocalist Sully Erna stated, “with my deepest regrets, and on behalf of our guitarist Tony and his wife Sue, I am personally writing this message to all of our fans worldwide to inform you that Tony and his family have suffered a loss that no parent should ever have to endure. Tony and Sue’s son Joe Fay passed away last week, unexpectedly, at the young age of 34. He was one of the kindest and most humble guys I had ever met. And most importantly, he was a FAN. Just like all of you. He literally lived the success of Godsmack through his dad. He was always so excited and proud just to be around all of us, and we will all miss him deeply.” Erna stated that the band would resume touring in early 2019, and will honor all the European tour dates they will miss.  The European tour was set to begin on Oct. 29 in Stockholm, Sweden, concluding on Nov. 27 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Show announcements are expected to be revealed soon.. ...Read Full Story

“Experience Hendrix 2019” Will Include Headliners Dave Mustaine, Joe Satriani And More

The Experience Hendrix tour, the multi-artist touring event that began back in 2000, will head out on the road across the US once again in early 2019. Celebrating the music Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, Jonny Lang and Eric Johnson will be joined by a star-studded lineup of artists on the road trip, which will kick off in Florida on March 3, 2019. Dave Mustaine will make his Experience Hendrix debut along with Joe Satriani, Dweezil Zappa, Dug Pinnick, Chris Clayton, Mato Nanji, Ernie Isley, Kenny Aronoff, Slide Brothers, Henri Brown and Kevin McCormack. Special guests include Taj Mahal, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas. A total of 30 shows are planned, each lasting three hours. You can see the full list of dates below.. ...Read Full Story

Soulfly Announces 2019 North American Tour

SOULFLY has announced its first tour in support of its upcoming album, “Ritual”. The tour is set to lauch someetime in January/February of 2019, and will feature support from KATAKLYSM, INCITE, CHAOSEUM, ALUKAH and SKINFLINT. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m. local time. Confirmed dates so far include Albuquerque, NM, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX and New Orleans, LA.  Click below for further information and dates.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard To Release Greatest Hits Collection “The Story So Far – The Best Of” Including New Song ‘We All Need Christmas”

Def Leppard revealed they will debut a brand new greatest hits collection entitled “The Story So Far – The Best Of,” arriving in stores and online November 30, 2018. It will be available as either a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, 1-CD comprised of 17 tracks, 2LP vinyl, and digital. Among the tracklist with all of the band’s hits, all four versions feature three new songs, including the official recording of the band’s recent fan favorite Depeche Mode cover ‘Personal Jesus,’ ‘Rock On (Remix),’ and the original holiday song ‘We All Need Christmas.’ As a bonus, the first pressing vinyl copies of “The Story So Far” will feature an exclusive 7′ single of ‘Personal Jesus’ and ‘We All Need Christmas.’ See the full track list below.. ...Read Full Story