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Metallica’s “Enter Night” Beer Hits Stores

Metallica announced that their new pilsner beer, named “Enter Night” — after their classic song “Enter Sandman” — would go on general sale across the U.S., with launches in other parts of the world to follow. The beer had been available since September in venues during the band’s recent tour dates, and also at outlets nearby. “Enter Night” was created in collaboration with brewers Arrogant Consortia.. ...Read Full Story

The Strokes, Florence + The Machine And More To Headline 2019 Governors Ball

The lineup for the 2019 Governors Ball Music Festival was just announced. The 9th annual edition of the New York City festival will be held from May 31 to June 2 on Randall’s Island Park, and this year’s lineup includes Florence + The Machine, Tyler, The Creator, The Strokes, Lil Wayne, SZA, NAS, The 1975, Kacey Musgraves, Major Lazer, Brockhampton,  Louis The Child, Mitski and more.. ...Read Full Story

Imagine Dragons, Neil Young And Mumford & Sons To Headline BottleRock 2019

BottleRock has just released their lineup for 2019, announcing that rockers Imagine Dragons are headlining the first night of the May 24-26 festival at the Napa Valley Expo. BottleRock will be headlined Saturday night by Pharrell Williams and Neil Young and his frequent collaborators Promise of the Real, backed by Lukas Nelson, son of country star Willie Nelson. Sunday night will close with Mumford and Sons. This year’s lineup also features two of the greatest living guitarists, Gary Clark Jr. and Carlos Santana.. ...Read Full Story

Megadeth Teases Big Announcement On January 11

Megadeth is teasing a special announcement that will be delivered on Friday, January 11 via the band’s official web site and social media. A 25-second video featuring Megadeth’s classic track “Take No Prisoners” has been uploaded to the band’s YouTube channel, leading some fans to speculate about the nature of the announcement. Back in November, Mustaine posted footage of drummer Dirk Verbeuren running through a new song, so the debut of the song on the 11th is a possibility.. ...Read Full Story

Iron Maiden’s Original Lineup Back Together For First Time In 40 Years

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris recently met up with three of his old Iron Maiden bandmates for the first time in more than four decades. Harris formed the band on Christmas Day 1975, and was pictured with original vocalist Paul Mario Day along with guitarists Dave Sullivan and Terry Rance. The only missing member from the early lineup was drummer Ron ‘Rebel’ Matthews. The picture was taken by Steve ‘Loopy’ Newhouse, and both he and Day uploaded the shot to their Facebook accounts.. ...Read Full Story

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Taking Break From Social Media To Focus On Band’s New Album

This past November, Dave Mustaine shared a short teaser clip of new Megadeth music — and he’s been giving small updates on the band’s progress (though a targeted release date of their new album hasn’t been determined.) Now Mustaine revealed he’s taking a social media break to focus on the band’s follow-up to their 2016 album Dystopia, which brought them their first Grammy award.. ...Read Full Story

Puddle Of Mudd To Release New Album In 2019

Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin last released an album a decade ago, but that’s about to change, and he says a new record will be here soon. Scantlin confirmed the news, stating, “We’re coming out with a new record and it’s really badass. We worked our butt off on it, and I can’t wait to get it out. Coming soon.” Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love and Hate, Puddle of Mudd’s last full length effort containing original material, was released in 2009. . ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney’s Teams With Emma Stone In Anti-Bullying Video For ‘Who Cares’

Paul McCartney has released a video for his song “Who Cares,” taken from latest album Egypt Station. In the six-minute clip, McCartney plays the role of Dr. Lorenz, a behavioral hypnotist and meteorologist who tries to help actress Emma Stone with personal problems relating to being bullied. The film was created in association with non-profit organization Creative Visions, who launched the #WhoCaresIDo hashtag as part of their message.. ...Read Full Story

In Flames Reveal 2019 Tour Plans

Just days after announcing a late February + March 2019 tour, the group In Flames has announced another short run preceding those dates. In Flames will headline, sharing stages with All That Remains and All Hail the Yeti, on a tour launching Feb. 12 in Houston and continues through March 7 in Pontiac, Mich., which will overlap the band’s other recently announced tour.. ...Read Full Story

Alice In Chains Announce Film Project “Black Antenna”

Alice In Chains announced that their latest album, Rainier Fog, will not become a film project. The film Black Antenna will use the 10 tracks from the disc as a backdrop for a 90-minute sci-fi epic, produced and directed by filmmaker Adam Mason. The work will be released early next year in episodes, with each one of the 10 segments soundtracked by a tune from Rainier Fog.. ...Read Full Story

Greta Van Fleet Planning On New Music In 2019

Greta Van Fleet are planning to work on a new album for 2019. Bassist Sam Kiszka revealed the band’s 2019 plans in an interview, saying, “A lot more writing, getting some stuff recorded and start working on the next thing.” Drummer Danny Wagner added when asked if 2019 included new music, “Oh yeah, absolutely. I’ll quit if we don’t,” and frontman Josh Kiszka said, “We’ll all quit; we’re parting ways if we don’t release new music.”. ...Read Full Story

Godsmack Announce 2019 Headlining Tour With Volbeat

Godsmack just announced their 2019 North American headlining tour, with Volbeat serving as their supporting act. The 2019 tour will kick off in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena on April 16 and wrap up on June 11 in Quebec at the Videotron Centre. Tickets are currently scheduled to go on sale at a date to be determined, sometime this month. . ...Read Full Story

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

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

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

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

Nikki Sixx Planning ‘Trilogy Project’ For 2019

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

Queens Of The Stone Age Announce Christmas Single

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