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Aerosmieth’s Steven Tyler Completes Cover Of Rolling Stone Classic “Brown Sugar”

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler recorded a cover of the Rolling Stones’ 1971 classic “Brown Sugar” during a session at legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme also played on the sessions, Tyler said during the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Unfortunately, no further details were released and It is unclear when Tyler will release his version of “Brown Sugar,” or on what project.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Grohl Announces New Solo Project, ‘Play’

Dave Grohl has announced Play, a two-part mini-documentary that features a 23-minute solo piece in which Grohl plays seven different instruments.  The film was directed by Grohl with help from his Sonic Highways collaborator Mark Monroe, and “celebrates the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument,” according to a press release. The film is set for an August 10 release.  You can watch a teaser for the film below.. ...Read Full Story

Alice In Chains To Replace Avenged Sevenfold At “Louder Than Life” Festival

Alice In Chains will be replacing Avenged Sevenfold at the Louder Than Life Festival on Sept. 28.  The announcement follows the news that Avenged Sevenfold had to cancel the rest of their North American tour with Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace. In a post by the band, it was revealed that due to a serious problem with frontman M. Shadow’s vocal cords, they would no longer be able to play the shows that they had lined up. Due to Shadow’s vocal chord issues, Alice In Chains has been brought on board for this year’s edition of Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life Festival. The festival will run September 28th-30th, and you can check out the updated lineup for the Louder Than Life Festival below.. ...Read Full Story

Disturbed Finish New Album, Ask Fans to Choose First Single

Rock band Disturbed have officially completed work on their new album, and now they’re launching a website asking fans to vote on what the lead single should be. There are two options, which are labeled “HEAVY” and “BALLAD.” You can vote here, as well as sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know when new music has been released. You can also watch their latest studio update in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Disturbed Finish New Album, Ask Fans to Choose First Single

Rock band Disturbed have officially completed work on their new album, and now they’re launching a website asking fans to vote on what the lead single should be. There are two options, which are labeled “HEAVY” and “BALLAD.” You can vote here, as well as sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know when new music has been released. You can also watch their latest studio update in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Sammy Hagar Offers First Preview Of Supergroup The Circle’s New Album

Having wrapped up his band The Circle’s new album just last month, Sammy Hagar posted to his Instagram account a clip of himself listening to the record in the studio and singing along with it. The Circle is Hagar’s latest band that also includes bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson. It’s the first LP of original material by the group, whose previous effort, 2015’s At Your Service, was a live record that incorporated hits from Hagar’s past, as well as some Led Zeppelin covers in a nod to Bonham’s late father. A couple of weeks ago, Bonham said the album is a “concept kind of album” in that it’s meant to be played in order, from start to finish. On his Instagram clip, Hagar used the hashtags “#lastsongonrecord,” suggesting that the song is the album’s closer, and “#january,” which could be anything from when he plans to release the record to the name of the track. . ...Read Full Story

Twenty One Pilots Debut ‘Nico and the Niners’ Music Video

Twenty One Pilots have released their new music video for the track “Nico and the Niners,” the latest song from their upcoming album Trench. The video was directed by frequent collaborator Andrew Donoho. The duo also made headlines earlier this week, when they broke the record for the fastest rise to the top spot on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs radio airplay chart. The band’s new single “Jumpsuit” has made the quickest leap to the top of the Billboard chart since Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy” in 2009. “Jumpsuit” is the lead single from the duo’s upcoming fifth studio album, Trench, which is scheduled to be released on October 5. . ...Read Full Story

Marilyn Manson Forced To Cancel Show Due To Illness

Marilyn Manson cited “the flu” as the reason he was unable to perform in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Thursday night (July 26). According to a message on his official Twitter account, “Manson is recovering and is set to perform at all other scheduled dates at Heavy Montreal.” After Manson abruptly canceled his Toronto show, video surfaced on Twitter showing the crowd’s reaction to the announcement. Manson’s stage backdrops were already hung in anticipation of the scheduled performance. The show was part of the Marilyn’s “Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming” tour with Rob Zombie, which kicked off earlier in the month. Marilyn is on the road supporting his latest album, “Heaven Upside Down”, which was released last October.. ...Read Full Story

Lamb of God’s Chris Adler Leaves Slayer Tour Due to “Unforeseen Circumstances”

Lamb of God were set to kick off a run of North American tour dates with Slayer in Gilford, New Hampshire last night (July 26th) but with just hours left before the show began, the band announced that drummer Chris Adler will be sitting out the entire tour due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Prong and Winds of Plague drummer Art Cruz has been hired to fill in for Adler, per his own request. The second leg of Slayer’s farewell tour, featuring Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death, is set to run through August 26th. Lamb of God said that Adler would be back soon, writing: “We expect to see Chris returning in the very near future. We will see you all on the road soon.” . ...Read Full Story

Early Bob Seger Recording Coming On Heavy Music Compilation

A collection of vintage Bob Seger material is featured on “Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967”, a new compilation set for release on September 7. The package presents the series of singles Seger issued with his band, The Last Heard, one of several local Detroit groups the rocker worked with. Seger & The Last Heard appeared on the Detroit TV show “Swingin’ Time”, as “Heavy Music” climbed and peaked at No. 103 on the Billboard charts. “Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967” marks the first time that all of the group’s recorded output will be made available since their original mid-60s releases. The collection will be available as a single CD, a single 180-gram vinyl LP, and on all digital platforms. Listen to the track and read more about the release here.. ...Read Full Story

Joan Jett Documentary “Bad Reputation” Trailer Is Released

In a new trailer for the upcoming documentary Bad Reputation, Joan Jett takes audiences through her rise to fame beginning in the ’70s. Jett discusses her fight to break into the male-dominated industry, and how she blazed a trail to the top, first with the all-girl rock band the Runaways, and later as the frontwoman for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.The movie hits theaters and streaming services on Sept. 28. You can watch the trailer below.. ...Read Full Story

Slash Releases New Track “Driving Rain”

Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, have released their brand new single Driving Rain. It’s the first material taken from the band’s upcoming album Living The Dream, which is set to arrive on September 21 via Slash’s own label Snakepit Records and Roadrunner Records. In addition to the new single, the cover art and tracklist for Living The Dream have been revealed. Find them below, along with pre-order details.. ...Read Full Story

Jackson Browne, Graham Nash And Emmylou Harris Headline “Lantern Tour”

Jackson Browne confirmed he will take part in the Lantern Tour, joining several artists — including Graham Nash, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle — to advocate for the end of the Trump administration’s separation policies for immigrant families detained at U.S. borders. Other artists appearing on the five-city tour include Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin and Lila Downs. Not all artists will appear on all dates of the tour, which begins a brief run in October. You can see the full list of tour dates below.. ...Read Full Story

Yoko Ono Announces ‘Warzone’ LP

Yoko Ono has announced a new album, five years after releasing her Take Me to the Land of Hell LP. Titled Warzone, the 13-track effort will arrive October 19 through Chimera Music, the label collective co-run by Sean Ono Lennon. Warzone brings together rerecorded, reimagined versions of songs from Ono’s own catalogue, ranging from 1970 to 2009. The tracklist is rounded out with a version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which Ono received a songwriting credit for last year from the National Music Publishers Association. You can hear the album’s title track below, as well as see the full tracklist and album’s cover art.. ...Read Full Story

David Bowie’s Long-Lost First Recording Has Been Found

The first recording of David Bowie will be sold at auction in September, after a bandmate found the 55-year-old demo in a breadbasket.  Then known as David Jones, a 16-year-old Bowie was part of a group called The Konrads. The recording is of him singing I Never Dreamed. It was part of a demo made in the hopes of landing an audition with the record company Decca. David Hadfield, who is selling the recording that is expected to fetch more than $17,000, was both the drummer and manager of the The Konrads.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Dylan to Release Rare ’60s Live Recordings

Bob Dylan will release a collection of live performances previously available on a limited basis, in very small quantities, entitled Live 1962 – 1966: Rare Performances From the Copyright Collections, The release from Sony will be available July 27th. The songs in the two-CD set are drawn from limited-run compilations Sony has released in the past six years to protect the recordings from European copyright law.  Dylan is currently on a world tour that is scheduled to wrap up Aug. 28 in Christchurch, New Zealand.. ...Read Full Story

Tom Petty Fans Asked To Submit Pictures And Videos For New Music Video

Tom Petty fans are being asked to submit their own videos and photos for inclusion in a new music video.  The video will be for a song taken from ‘An American Treasure’, a box set of unreleased material and the first to be released since Petty passed away in October 2017 aged 66. The album is due for release on September 28, and will feature 60 songs, as well as new versions of classic songs alongside live performances. Fans are being asked to submit their own photos and videos of the band which can include a picture taken with Petty, a favorite video moment taken during a live show or any other special picture memories fans have taken of the band. Fans can find out more about the video and upload material here.. ...Read Full Story

Jerry Cantrell Of Alice In Chains Shares New Single “Setting Sun”

Jerry Cantrell, the guitarist/vocalist for the rock band Alice in Chains has shared the new solo track, “Setting Sun.” The track is inspired by the DC Entertainment’s new graphic novel DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DELUXE EDITION. The graphic novel is available now in comic book shops, bookstores as well as digitally. “Setting Sun” was written by Cantrell for the DC graphic novel and recorded in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mike Elizondo and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates. “Setting Sun” is the sixth release in a series of tracks inspired by the new graphic novel and is available to fans through all digital platforms and you can go to them by clicking here.. ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Returns To Old Favorites With New Album ‘In the Blue Light’

Paul Simon is remastering some of his classic songs for his new LP titled In the Blue Light.  Simon co-produced this studio project with longtime collaborator Roy Halee. Simon reached back to selected songs from 1973’s There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, 1975’s Still Crazy After All These Years, 1980’s One-Trick Pony, 1983’s Hearts and Bones, 1990’s The Rhythm of the Saints, 2000’s You’re the One and 2011’s So Beautiful or So What. The songs have been redone with new arrangements and guest stars, including Wynton Marsalis and Bill Frisell. A complete track listing is below.  In the Blue Light is due to be released on Sept. 7.. ...Read Full Story

Amy Lee Confirms Evanescence Are Planning First Studio Album Since 2011

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee says the band is in the beginning stages of preparation for the follow-up to their third studio album, 2011’s Evanescence. It will be the first record of all-original material from the band in about eight years. The last Evanescence album, 2017’s Synthesis, consisted of only a few new songs and re-workings of some of the band’s greatest hits. Evanescence’s band members — Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/background vocalist Jen Majura — are currently on the “Synthesis Live” tour. Dates run through Sept. 8 in Ridgefield, Wash, with Lindsey Stirling co-headlining the shows.Stirling is a violinist, dancer and YouTube star who performs on the Synthesis track “Hi-Lo.. ...Read Full Story

Twenty One Pilots Announce World Tour, Release Two New Songs

Twenty One Pilots have announced a new world tour in support of their upcoming fifth studio album, Trench, launching in October. Trench is set for release on Oct. 5 and will include the songs “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners,” which were released on YouTube and music streaming platforms Wednesday. Twenty One Pilots, which consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, will embark on the Bandito Tour starting on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The band will continue to tour in North America until Nov. 21 with a performance at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Registration for first-access tickets through Ticketmaster’s verified fan program has begun and will last until July 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public starting on July 20 at 10 a.m. local time.. ...Read Full Story

Rob Zombie And Marilyn Manson Cover The Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have released their joint cover version of THE BEATLES’ classic song “Helter Skelter.”  Zombie and Manson kicked off their 29-date North American trek in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday. The two artists previously toured together in 2012 on the “Twins Of Evil” tour. Zombie released his latest album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, in 2016. Manson issued “Heaven Upside Down” in 2017. Listen to “Helter Skelter” below.. ...Read Full Story

Supergroup Dream Child Debuts Their Video For “Under The Wire”

Former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy has formed a new supergroup Dream Child, and they have their debut album on the way soon. “Under the Wire,” is their new video from the album Until Death Do We Meet Again. The video is an exclusive premiere of a song that will be included on the LP, which comes out on Sept. 14. The project came about when Goldy recruited former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo, Michael Schenker Group keyboardist Wayne Findlay and Helker singer Diego Valdez for a new supergroup. You can watch “Under the Wire” below!. ...Read Full Story

Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Re-Enters British Charts Before Trump Visit

Thanks to a social media campaign launched in May by a Twitter group calling itself “American Idiot For UK No. 1 When Trump Visits” encouraging Brits to push Green Day’s 2004 hit “American Idiot” to No. 1 on the singles charts, the track is now currently No. 18 on the Official Charts tally, and it also hit No. 1 on Amazon’s best-seller list. The song was originally written about Pres. George W. Bush and features the refrain “Welcome to a new kind of tension/ All across the alien nation/ Where everything isn’t mean to be okay/ Television dreams of tomorrow/ We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.” . ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Returns To Top 10 On Billboard 200 Chart After Deluxe Reissue

Guns N’ Roses’ classic 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction, returns to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart after more than 29 years. The former No. 1 re-enters at No. 10, following its deluxe remastered reissue on June 29.  For tracking and charting purposes, all versions of Appetite for Destruction are combined;  the album was reissued in a variety of formats: the standard 12-track remastered album, a new deluxe edition with 18 bonus tracks, a double vinyl LP set, a 73-track super deluxe set, and a limited edition Locked N’ Loaded box set with four CDs, a blu-ray disc, seven vinyl LPs and seven 7” vinyl singles. Additionally, one of the set’s new bonus tunes — a previously unreleased version of the track “Shadow of Your Love” — has peaked at No. 5 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. Appetite for Destruction debuted on the Billboard 200 dated Aug. 29, 1987 at No. 182 and eventually reached No. 1 nearly a year later, on the Aug. 6, 1988-dated list. The set spent five nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 and finished 1988 as the No. 6 biggest album on the Billboard 200.. ...Read Full Story

Good Charlotte Announce “Generation RX” North American Tour In Support Of New Album

On July 9, Good Charlotte announced that they’ll be kicking off a North American tour this fall in support of their seventh studio album Generation Rx. The tour will start off in Mexico City on Oct. 12 and will finish in Las Vegas, NV on Nov. 24. Fans that are a part of the fan club can purchase pre-sale tickets starting tomorrow (July 10) on the band’s website. Generation Rx will be officially released on Sept. 14. After the North American tour Good Charlotte will hit the road again, going overseas to The UK and Europe starting in February 1, 2019. Check out the complete list of tour dates below.. ...Read Full Story

Singer Elvis Costello Cancels Tour After Revealing Cancer Surgery

British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello announced he was cancelling the remainder of his European tour after revealing he had undergone surgery for cancer. Costello, 63, said he had been forced to call off the final six dates of his tour which included concerts in Croatia, Austria, Norway and Sweden on medical grounds. Costello said in a statement, “Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, ‘You should start playing the Lotto’ He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.” His doctor had now advised him to take a break from touring and rest. “The spirit has been more than willing but I have to now accept that it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to recover my full strength,” Costello said. “Therefore, I must reluctantly cancel all the remaining engagements of this tour.”. ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen Officially Releases Legendary 1978 Roxy Concert

Bruce Springsteen has just released his legendary 1978 performance at the Roxy. The four hour set is newly mixed and remastered, and was officially made available through his ongoing archival live series the day before its 40th anniversary on Saturday, July 7.  Seven songs from the show were previously released on Springsteen’s Live 1975-1985 collection. Highlights include the live debuts of “Point Blank” and “Independence Day” on piano, covers of Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” and Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” and the complete version of “Backstreets” containing the “Sad Eyes” interlude. You can see the full tracklist and purchase a copy on Live Bruce Springsteen.. ...Read Full Story

Rock Band Ratt Part Ways With Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso

Rock veteran Jimmy DeGrasso has confirmed he will not be joining Ratt on tour, and he is no longer part of the heavy rock group. Frontman Stephen Pearcy recently told fans he and fellow original member, bassist Juan Croucier, would be hitting the road this summer with a “new breed” of Ratt, although he didn’t share full details on who would be joining the band onstage. That came after guitarist Warren DeMartini was reportedly dismissed from the group, prompting musician Carlos Cavazo to exit the band too. The revamped Ratt are due to kick off their tour in Kansas on Saturday, July 7. DeGrasso had previously been recruited as a replacement for longtime Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, who had been embroiled in a bitter trademark battle with Pearcy in 2015 over the group’s name.. ...Read Full Story

Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranormal Evening’ In Paris Concert Set Announced

Alice Cooper has spent the last year promoting his Paranormal album and next month he’ll release a live album, A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris from the tour. The album will feature classics like “Poison” “School’s Out” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” alongside cuts like “Pain” and “Woman of Mass Destruction,” as well as the Paranormal single “Paranoiac Personality.” The album is set for an Aug. 31 release.  You can preorder the live album right here, and check out its track list and cover art below. Meanwhile, Cooper returns to the road Aug. 3 in West Allis, Mich. and will tour through October. . ...Read Full Story

Prophets Of Rage Finishing Off Second Album

Prophets of Rage, the Rage Against the Machine offshoot, are nearing completion of their second album, and a new track is to be released this Friday (Jul. 7). Bassist Tim Commerford described the 13-track follow-up to their 2017 self-titled debut, suggesting it could contain a wider range of genres. Prophets of Rage are currently on tour in Europe, with a North American run scheduled to start on Jul. 22.  You can see the full schedule on their website.. ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney Announces “Freshen Up” Tour Dates In Canada

Paul McCartney has announced the first dates of his Freshen Up Tour, which begins with four concerts in Canada this September. The concert tour will be the first time McCartney will perform tracks from his upcoming new album Egypt Station. The Canadian stops of his tour mark the first time in at least five years that McCartney has played in Canada. In addition to the brief Freshen Up tour, McCartney is also among the headliners at this year’s Austin City Limits Festival in October. That two-weekend festival will be the only North American festival that McCartney plays in 2018, according to his website.. ...Read Full Story

Panic! At The Disco Earns Second Consecutive #1 On Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart

Rock band Panic! At The Disco have earned their  second consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their critically acclaimed sixth album, Pray For The Wicked. Debuting at No. 1 on iTunes in 22 countries, the album launched with 180,000 equivalent album units earned, 151,000 of which were traditional album sales. Both figures represent the biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018, according to Billboard. According to Nielsen Music, the album saw the fifth-largest week for a vinyl effort since the company began tracking sales in 1991. Lead single ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night) is also currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart.. ...Read Full Story

Neil Young Announces Plans To Live-Stream His Upcoming Solo Show

During Neil Young’s two-night stand in Chicago over this past weekend, he announced that fans can enjoy a live and free webcast of his sold-out show in Detroit tonight (July 3rd). Young just launched his first solo tour since 2014, and this performance at the Fox Theatre marks Young’s fourth concert from the tour. On Sept. 22, Young will perform at Live Aid in Hartford, Conn., along with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. Back in May, he played two shows in Fresno, Calif., with Crazy Horse — their first performances together in four years.. ...Read Full Story

Ted Nugent To Release New Album ThIs Summer Titled “The Music Made Me Do It”

Ted Nugent said he plans to release a new solo album, The Music Made Me Do It by July. The Music Made Me Do It will be Nugent’s 15th solo LP and his first since 2014’s Shutup & Jam.  Nugent added the title track and “BigFunDirtyGroovbeNoize” to the set list on opening night of his summer 2018 tour. Nugent’s band for the album includes longtime touring bassist (and “rhythm god”) Greg Smith, “drum animal” Jason Hartless and “my Brownsville Station BloodBrother” Michael Lutz. Plus, “Motown soulsister” Alyssa Simmons. . ...Read Full Story

Megadeth Hopes To Release New Album In April 2019 With Blast Beats

Megadeth has talking about doing their first new album with ex-Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren, and now Megadeth frontman Dave Mustain is confirming the potential for a new release. Mustaine confirmed that they’re working on the album, adding that he “never thought we were gonna be playing this fast or this aggressive again.”  Mustaine added: “We’re hoping April of next year. We’ve got a huge festival that we’re gonna be announcing and I’ll have management tell you everything as soon as possible.”. ...Read Full Story

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Responds To Rape Allegations Against Him

Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan has responded to the rape allegations leveled against him earlier this week, where he was accused of raping a woman when she was 17 years old and giving her a sexually transmitted infection. Keenan has denied accusations that he raped the woman in 2000, calling the allegation a “despicable false claim.” “Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #MeToo movement,” Keenan wrote on Twitter. “And shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it.” Maynard was accused of rape by someone posting anonymously on Twitter. The accusations have been widely discussed on Reddit since they first surfaced over the weekend, with several users saying that they had similar experiences.  However the claims currently remain anonymous and uncorroborated. . ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses Release Alternative Piano Version Of “November Rain”

Guns N’ Roses have released an alternative take on their classic track November Rain. The song appeared on their 1991 album Use Your Illusion I, but this previously unreleased piano version was recorded in 1986 during the band’s famous Sound City sessions. It’ll be included on the Appetite For Destruction deluxe edition, which is set for release today (June 29) in various formats including CD, 2CD deluxe edition, 2LP 180g vinyl, a super deluxe edition CD box set and the Locked N’ Loaded vinyl box set.  November Rain appears on the collection’s fourth disc titled 1986: Sound City Session N’ More. You can take a listen to the piano version below. . ...Read Full Story

Public Memorial Announed For Pantera Drummer Vinnie Paul

“Vinnie Paul: A Public Celebration of Life” will take place Sunday, July 1st at Dallas’ Bomb Factory venue; the day after the late Pantera drummer’s private funeral in his native Texas. Paul’s family and record label said that fans hoping to attend the memorial must receive a wristband to enter the Bomb Factory; the line for wristbands begins at noon outside the venue prior the memorial. The event notes, “There are no advance tickets, lines or lists.”  Paul died at his Las Vegas home June 22nd at the age of 54. The cause of death is still pending, although authorities have stated Paul’s death “did not appear suspicious.” Paul was the co-founder of heavy metal acts like Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah.. ...Read Full Story

Alice in Chains Announce First New Album In Five Years “Rainier Fog” Will Be Released August 2018

Alice in Chains have announced their first new album in five years, Rainier Fog, will be released August 24. The band have also shared the new song “So Far Under.” Alice in Chains formed in Seattle in 1987 and previously released five studio albums including Facelift (1990), Dirt (1992), Alice in Chains (1995), Black Gives Way to Blue (2009), and the Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (2013). Rainer Fog marks the group’s the third album with singer William Duval, who joined the band after the passing of original singer Lane Staley. . ...Read Full Story

Ray Davies Says The Kinks Are Reuniting To Work On New Album

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies said in a new interview that the band is getting back together and is working on a new album. Davies made the comments Monday during an interview, and confirmed that he was meeting up with Kinks drummer Mick Avory to begin working on a new album inspired by the Rolling Stones. Davies said: “we’ve been talking about it because I’ve got all these songs that I wrote, then the band – not broke up, we parted company – and I think it’s kind of an appropriate time to do it.” The Kinks were founded in 1963 by Davies, his brother Dave, Avory and bassist Pete Quaife who died in 2010. The group was known for songs such as “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” “A Well-Respected Man,” “Waterloo Sunset” and “Lola” among others. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 before splitting up that same decade. Davies is set to release a new album, Our Country: Americana II on Friday, his second collaboration with the Jayhawks.. ...Read Full Story

Doors 50th Anniversary Reissue Of ‘Waiting For The Sun’ To Be Released

The 50th anniversary celebration of The Doors continues with their latest reissue. Waiting For The Sun, which featured their hit “Hello, I Love You,” will be released on September 14. The reissue will be feature 2CD/1 LP consisting of the remastered album on both CD and vinyl, with the second CD featuring previously unreleased rough mixes of the album’s tracks and select live cuts from a September 1968 show in Copenhagen. A deluxe 50th anniversary bundle of Waiting For The Sun will also be available and contain an exclusive t-shirt and tote bag.  Also available as part of the reissue is a replica Doors concert program from their 1968 tour and a 50th anniversary 7” vinyl pressing of “Hello, I Love You” and the b-side “Love Street.” To pre-order all of these items, go to TheDoors.com.. ...Read Full Story

Underworld And Iggy Pop Announce Joint EP, Share New Song

Underworld and Iggy Pop have announced a new joint EP, titled Teatime Dub Encounters.  The EP will arrive July 27 via Caroline International. The 4-track release is the “result of a few clandestine hotel room recording sessions,” and was created in the weeks following the release of Iggy’s last album, Post Pop Depression. Underworld’s Rick Smith asked Iggy to collaborate while he was overseeing the soundtrack to last year’s Trainspotting sequel T2 Trainspotting. The EP includes last month’s single “Bells & Circles.” Check out their new song, “I’ll See Big,” below.. ...Read Full Story

Avenged Sevenfold Save An Injured Fan In Crowd At Their Show In Belgium

At the annual Graspop Metal Meeting Festival in Dessel, Belgium, the Avenged Sevenfold performance came to a halt when frontman M. Shadows noticed an injured fan in the crowd. Referencing both the crowd and security, he said, “Someone’s very hurt in there. They’re knocked out cold. You gotta get them out of there. Don’t touch their neck, let someone professional do it.” Shadows and the band left the stage and said they would return after the situation was under control. Avenged Sevenfold released their latest album, The Stage, in 2016. The record debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling 76,000 units in its first week. You can watch the incident in the video linked below.. ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney And James Corden Drive Through Liverpool On ‘Carpool Karaoke’

James Corden hosted his late-night talk show “The Late Late Show” from Central Hall in Westminster, London for Thursday night’s episode, which featured a particularly special treat for both Corden and fans alike as Sir Paul McCartney took part in the popular segment “Carpool Karaoke.” Corden and McCartney took a drive down memory lane in the legendary singer’s hometown of Liverpool – appropriately beginning their travels on none other than Penny Lane. McCartney and Corden belted out the iconic song inspired by this famous road.  Check out the very special episode in the link below. . ...Read Full Story

Vinnie Paul, Co-Founder And Drummer For Pantera, Dies At 54

Vinnie Paul, the drummer and a founding member of heavy metal band Pantera, died Friday at age 54. No cause of death was disclosed. “Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away,” the band announced on Facebook. “Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah. No further details are available at this time. The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time.”  Paul formed Pantera with his brother, guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, in the early 1980s. The band split in 2003, and the brothers joined forces with vocalist Pat Lachman and bassist Bob Zilla as Damageplan and released their debut album, “New Found Power.”  However in 2004, Darrell was fatally shot onstage in Columbus, Ohio, by a deranged fan. Paul then went on to play drums in Hellyeah. . ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin Plan Remastered ‘Song Remains the Same’ Reissue

Led Zeppelin will mark their 50th anniversary with a remastered reissue of the soundtrack to their concert film, The Song Remains the Same. The reissue will come in a variety of formats with various extras, and will be released on September 7th. Jimmy Page personally supervised the remastering of the album, which contains recordings from a three-night stint the band played at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the summer of 1973. The performances were featured in the 1976 movie of the same name. Page amended the vinyl edition’s track list to include several songs not on the original release.  The album will also be available digitally and as a Blu-ray audio release.  The reissue will be a super-deluxe box set, featuring the album on CD and vinyl, a DVD of the original film with the previously omitted performances, a surround-sound DVD with a photo gallery and a high-def download card.. ...Read Full Story

Florence + The Machine Debut “Big God” Music Video

Florence + the Machine unveiled the video for “Big God” on Thursday.  The video, choreographed by Akram Khan and Florence and directed by Autumn de Wilde, is the third track to be released from Florence + the Machine’s anticipated fourth studio album High As Hope, which will be out on June 29. The band have also added additional shows to their 23-city North American fall headline tour, including second nights at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on September 26 and Washington, D.C.’s The Anthem October 6. Tickets are available to the public Friday, June 29. Previously announced dates include New York, Seattle, Portland, Nashville,Philadelphia, Chicago and more. Visit florenceandthemachine.net for more information.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam To Reschedule Their London Show After Eddie Vedder Loses Voice

Pearl Jam were forced to cancel their second London tour date yesterday after lead singer Eddie Vedder began suffering vocal difficulties. They’re expected to continue the tour later this week, providing that he gets the vocal rest he needs over the next couple of days.  The band was unable to complete the second of two shows at London’s O2 Arena this week after Eddie lost his voice, but they insisted they were ‘working on’ a date to reschedule the concert and now expect it to come in ‘mid-July’; possibly following the completion of their European dates. ‘Singer Eddie Vedder has completely lost his voice’, they wrote in a statement released on the website. ‘He is on vocal rest for the next few days in an effort to heal and perform the remainder of the tour dates. It’s the first time ever having to postpone a show for this reason’, they added. ‘Ed and the band are gutted thinking of all the folks who have travelled and made plans.’ The band is expected to continue their tour on Friday (June 22nd) with their spot at I-Days Festival in Milan. . ...Read Full Story

Elvis Costello Announces Fall US Tour Ahead Of New Album

Elvis Costello announced a fall tour of North America with The Imposters in support of his soon-to-be-announced new album. The 20-date, coast-to-coast ‘Look Now And Then…It’s Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ tour kicks off on November 2nd in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and concludes on December 4th in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tickets for the tour go on sale June 22nd, with tickets to select shows purchased through Costello’s official site in addition to pre-ordering his upcoming LP.. ...Read Full Story