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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

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