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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

Paul McCartney Releases Double A-Side Single Today And Teases New Album For Fall

Sir Paul McCartney is set to release his double A-Side single “I Don’t Know” and “Come On To Me” today, June 20th, via Capitol Records. The songs will be taken from McCartney’s brand new studio album, which is due for a fall 2018 release. Further details will be announced shortly. McCartney’s last solo studio album, New, was released in October 2013. McCartney recently played a surprise gig at the tiny Liverpool Philharmonic Pub, during which Come On To Me made its live debut.. ...Read Full Story

Alice In Chains Reveal Third 2018 U.S. Tour Leg For October

Alice in Chains have just announced their third U.S. tour leg this year, with dates booked in October to promote their upcoming album. This leg of the tour starts on Oct. 14 with the band’s headlining set at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and continues until Oct. 28 in Hollywood, Fla.  Alice in Chains have already shared the first song from the upcoming disc, called “The One You Know.”  All the newly announced dates are listed below and tickets will go on sale this Friday (June 22) at 10 AM local time. Stay tuned to Alice in Chains’ website for more details.. ...Read Full Story

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Announce New Album, ‘Living the Dream,’ And North American Tour

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators have announced their new album, Living the Dream, set for a September 21 release. Along with the new album, the group also announced a North American tour. From mid-September through mid-October, the band will crisscross the United States. Slash had first revealed that he was working on a new album with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators back in March. You can check out their full itinerary below.. ...Read Full Story

Blink-182 Cancels Las Vegas Shows, Citing Drummer Travis Barker’s Blood Clots In Arms

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker is suffering from blood clots in his arms, leading the band to postpone its ongoing Las Vegas residency. The band announced the bad news on Twitter earlier this week, promising fans that they would reschedule the dates and provide refunds for those unable to attend. “Friends, Travis Barker is suffering from blood clots in both arms and unfortunately cannot perform until cleared to do so by his medical team. The situation is currently being closely monitored,” the tweet began. Barker, 42, added, “Drumming is my life, and it kills me that I can’t perform for you guys this weekend. I hope to be back as soon as I can.”  Blink 182 announced its residency in Vegas earlier this year, just weeks before its 16-show run kicked off at the Palms Casino Resort in late May.. ...Read Full Story

Foreigner And Whitesnake Kick Off ‘Juke Box Heroes’ Tour

Foreigner and Whitesnake kicked off their “Juke Box Heroes’ tour Friday, June 15 at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. Foreigner opened with “Long, Long Way From Home” and the rest of their set consisted of classics such as “Double Vision,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “Cold as Ice.” Whitesnake were the second act on the bill and their set consisted of big hits like “Is This Love,” “Here I Go Again” and “Still of the Night.” Opening the night was Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. The ‘Juke Box Heroes’ tour will playing outdoor venues across the U.S., until Aug. 1. Check out all the dates here. You can check out the set lists and video from the concert below.. ...Read Full Story

Nine Inch Nails Adds More Dates To Their North American Tour

Nine Inch Nails has added some extra dates in Brooklyn, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to their already extensive Cold And Black And Infinite Tour. The tour will be opened by The Jesus And Mary Chain, as well as a host of openers like Tobacco, Kite Base, Death In Vegas, Daniel Avery, Gabe Gurnsey, HMLTD, and Soft Moon. Nine Inch Nails’ new album Bad Witch is out June 22. See the full list of tour dates in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters Announce North American Tour This Summer/Fall

The Foo Fighters announced the next leg of their tour in support of the 2017 effort Concrete and Gold. Spanning from July through October, the tour will take the band across arenas and baseball stadiums. Acts such as The Struts, The Beaches, The Monsieurs, Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, Melkbelly, Touched by Gohul, The Joy Formidable and Gang of Youths will all be opening for the Foo Fighters on this upcoming run, on various dates. See the full list of tour dates in the article below. . ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney Performs New Single “Come Home To You”

Rumors have it that a new Paul McCartney album will be released soon, some saying possibly even as soon as Friday. McCartney debuted a brand new song called “Come Home to You” during his recent surprise show at a small pub in Liverpool. Buzz is growing that McCartney will release a new album “this Friday” (apparently meaning June 15). There has been no official confirmation of this report, however.  Back in January McCartney said in a Q&A on his website that he was “putting the finishing touches” on a new album —  his 17th solo studio LP and his first since 2013’s New. McCartney also just taped an episode of Carpool Karaoke with The Late Late Show host James Corden. McCartney’s Karaoke appearance will air at some point next week. You can check out the new song below!. ...Read Full Story

Death Cab For Cutie Announce New Album ‘Thank You For Today’ And Premiere New Single

Death Cab For Cutie have announced that they are releasing their ninth album, Thank You For Today, on 8/17. It’s the band’s first without any involvement from founding member Chris Walla, who left the group back in 2015, and their first album with new members Dave Depper and Zac Rae in the studio. The group has been teasing the album over the last few months, announcing fall tour dates and sharing a preview of a new track called “Your Hurricane.” The lead single “Gold Rush,” samples Yoko Ono and made its debut alongside a music video. Listen and watch below!. ...Read Full Story

Greta Van Fleet Announce 2018 World Tour

Greta Van Fleet has just announced another batch of tour dates, coming to the western end of North America followed by winter shows throughout Europe. Though they haven’t released their full-length debut album yet, Greta Van Fleet is the hottest new name in rock and roll. They’ve accumulated 75 million plays on Spotify and their video for “Highway Tune,” and is about to break 18 million views on YouTube. The newly announced string of dates will begin Sept. 7 in Seattle, Wash. and continue through North America until a Madison, Wis. gig on Oct. 11. After a two-week break, Greta will visit Europe, playing Paris on Oct. 26 and weaving their way through the continent until headlining Manchester, England’s Academy Manchester on Nov. 15. Check out Greta Van Fleet’s full 2018 touring schedule below.. ...Read Full Story

Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French Reveals Prostate Cancer Scare

Twisted Sister’s guitarist Jay Jay French revealed in a new interview that he had been diagnosed prostate cancer; however he believes he has beaten the disease. In an interview, French, 65, said “I’m a prostate cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in March and I had an operation in April, and they tell me I’m cured.”  He also said that because of his family history, he and his doctors have been screening for the disease over the years. “They’ve been watching me for 15 years,” he noted, “because my father died of it … in ’84. And then starting in 2004, they started watching me carefully, and my brother carefully, and we knew this wasn’t a matter of ‘if’; it was a matter of ‘when.’ So when [I was] finally diagnosed … I had to deal with it,” French continued. “[I] had to proactively deal with it. … I went in the hospital and had it removed.” Twisted Sister’s farewell tour concluded in 2016 in Monterrey, Mexico as part of the Corona Northside Rock Park Meeting Fest.. ...Read Full Story

Daughtry To Release ‘Cage To Rattle’ Album In July

Rock band DAUGHTRY has released a new single, “Deep End”. The track will be featured on the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, “Cage To Rattle”, which is set for release on July 27 and is available for pre-order now. Fans who pre-order the album will receive “Deep End” as well as “Backbone” as instant downloads. Daughtry has released four studio albums, scored four No. 1 hits, and the band has sold over eight million albums and 16 million singles. “‘Cage To Rattle’ has been the most fun yet most challenging album we’ve ever made,” says Chris Daughtry. “It’s a musical stew we’ve been cooking up for more than two years and we can’t wait to satisfy the appetites of our amazing fans who’ve been patiently waiting for this record!”. ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin Announce 50th Anniversary Illustrated Book

Led Zeppelin celebrates their 50th anniversary this year and the rockstars are celebrating this momentous milestone with the release of an illustrated book entitled Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin. The group’s official social media accounts announced the new project, with surviving members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones providing input for the 400-page collection. The self-titled book is set to be released in October via Reel Art Press, and can currently be pre-ordered. The project is set to include “previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.”. ...Read Full Story

Rock Band Ghost Announce Dates For 2018 North American Fall Tour

Following the No. 3 debut of Ghost’s latest album, Prequelle, the band has announced a massive North American tour that will get underway this fall. The dates include some previously announced headlining dates at the Forum in Los Angeles and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The band is touring Europe through August, after which they’ll take a 10-week break before returning to the road on Oct. 26 with a show in Tulsa, OK. The newly announced dates begin on Nov. 1 in Chicago and wrap in Brooklyn on Dec. 15. The on-sale for the upcoming tour begins on June 15 at 10AM local time, or through a pre-sale starting on June 12 at 10AM local time. VIP packages will also be available. You can find the full list of upcoming tour dates below.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpking Release New Comeback Song “Solara”

The Smashing Pumpkins have released “Solara,” the first song by the classic lineup’s partial reunion and the first to feature Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin since 2000. “Solara” is one of the eight titles Corgan revealed earlier this year. Other titles include “Alienation,” “Travels,” “Silvery Sometimes,” “With Sympathy,” “Marchin’ On,” “Knights of Malta” and “Seek and You Shall Destroy.” The band said it was hoping to release the material on two EPs. Listen to “Solara” in the article below!. ...Read Full Story

Lenny Kravitz Releases Video For Single “Low”

The video for “Low,” the second single from Lenny Kravitz off of his upcoming album Raise Vibration, was released last week. You can check out the video in the article below.  The new track includes the voice of Michael Jackson, lifted from recordings they made together while they worked on their song “(I Can’t Make It) Another Day.” Raise Vibration arrives on Sept. 7; meanwhile Kravitz is currently touring Europe and the U.K. before playing the Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville on Sept. 22.. ...Read Full Story

Ghost’s New Album “Prequelle” To Debut In Top 10

Ghost’s new album, Prequelle, looks set to give them a Top 10 album in the UK and America. Prequelle is likely to enter the US Billboard charts at No.3, having sold between 49,000 and 54,000 copies. The band’s previous studio album, 2015’s Meliora, reached No.8 in the US.Prequelle is also sitting at No.6 in the UK midweek album charts. Meliora previously reached No.23 in Britain. . ...Read Full Story

Lynyrd Skynyrd Extend Their Farewell Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced a new string of dates for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. The upcoming second leg of the tour will take the classic rockers through the end of 2018. Skynyrd announced their final tour in January, launching it in May. The first leg is set to run through Sept. 1, wrapping in Atlanta at the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. The tour’s second leg begins on Sept. 22 in Las Vegas and wraps in Biloxi, Miss., on Dec. 8. The tour is slated to extend into 2019, but those dates have not yet been announced. Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot are among the artists who will perform as special guests during the tour. You can find more information in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

‘A Night With Duran Duran’ Trailer Is Released Featuring Interviews With Nile Rodgers, Cindy Crawford & More

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Duran Duran’s formation, the U.K.’s BBC Four will devote a night of programming to the British band with a pair of documentaries. Duran Duran: A Night In traces the TV and movies that inspired the group. Its companion film, Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know, will take a deep dive into the band’s history and unearths previously unseen archive footage and rare demos. Boys on Film — A Night With Duran Duran special features interviews with models Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, producers Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, and the members of the classic lineup, including Andy Taylor, who left the band for a second time in 2006. Duran Duran will be “heading back into the studio to work on a new record”, according to their manager Wendy Laister. Their 14th studio album, Paper Gods, peaked at No. 5 in the U.K. and No. 10 in the U.S. following its release in 2015. . ...Read Full Story

Voodoo Music & Arts Experience Confirms 2018 Lineup Including Mumford & Sons, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle And More

The lineup for the 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has been revealed; Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino and Arctic Monkeys will headline the three-day event Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans’ City Park. They’ll be joined by such name rock acts as Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle and Highly Suspect. Festival attendees will also get to see sets from Odesza, Martin Garrix, Modest Mouse, 21 Savage, Janelle Monae, Zeds Dead, Tipper, Third Eye Blind, Ty Dolla Sign, AJR, Elle King, Albert Hammond Jr. and more. Three-day general admission tickets as well as VIP and Platinum packages are available for purchase now. Check here for general admission ticketing.. ...Read Full Story

Guitarist Daron Malakian Says “Creative Differences” Preventing New System Of A Down Album

System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has confirmed that System Of A Down have no plans to record a new album. Speaking to Revolver, Malakian said that attempts to record a follow-up to 2005’s Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums have fallen apart, blaming “creative differences”. “I couldn’t say ever, but as of right now, it’s not looking like we’re doing something together soon,” he said.“ I can’t close the book on it and say it’s done forever. We still play live. We’re all still friends.”  Meanwhile, Malakian has resurrected his side project, Scars On Broadway — now rebranded as Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway. The band recently released two brand new songs, Lives and Dictator, and their new album, also titled Dictator, will be released on July 20. . ...Read Full Story

“Louder Than Life 2018” Announces Lineup Including Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack And More

Louder Than Life has announced its 2018 lineup, which features Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Slash, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Primus, Billy Idol, GWAR and many more. The annual music festival has added a day this year, taking place from Sept. 28-30 at Champions Park. Now in its fifth year, Louder Than Life has added more bands that cover more genres and styles. Visit Louder Than Life’s website for ticket information, and check out the full lineup below. . ...Read Full Story

Ghost Cancel Show In Milwaukee After Concertgoer Collapses And Dies

Ghost was forced to cut their set at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater short after a fan in the crowd collapsed. The Journal Sentinel report that the incident happened around 9.15pm May 31, after fans made security aware of what had happened, and CPR was administered. Around 30 minutes later, it was announced that the remainder of the show had been cancelled. The fan was taken to the Columbia St Mary’s Hospital where he later died “of natural causes,” according to the newspaper. Ghost have issued a statement, which reads: “Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical emergency with one of our fans.  We decided not to continue out of respect to him and his family. Ghost and all who work with us ask that you please send the family your thoughts, prayers and respect their privacy during this time.” Ghost are currently on tour in support of their new studio album Prequelle which was released last week.. ...Read Full Story

Journey Members Record Cover Of The Police’s “Synchronicity II”

Neal Schon, Arnel Pineda and Steve Smith of Journey recorded a cover of the Police’s “Synchronicity II” which will benefit the charity “Rock Against Trafficking.”nThe song was co-produced by Schon and Garry Miller, the producer and musician who created RAT.  The track will appear on an upcoming album of Police covers that will support the charity. Slash, Glenn Hughes, Jon Anderson and Carlos Santana also contributed songs to the project. Check out the animated video for the cover below.. ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham Honored With Statue To Mark His 70th Birthday

A statue of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham has been unveiled in his home town to mark what would have been his 70th birthday, May 31st. Created by sculptor Mark Richards, the statue is situation at Mercian Square in Redditch town centre. The bronze sculpture weighs around 2.5 tonnes and is covered in anti-graffiti paint. The statue depicts Bonham in live action behind the drum kit and features his ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ symbol of three interlocking rings along with the date of his birth and death. Mark Richards took to Twitter earlier this morning to confirm that the statue has been installed overnight, writing: “Delighted that my memorial sculpture to John Bonham was installed over night in Redditch town centre. Thanks to all who helped make this happen.” . ...Read Full Story

Styx Kicks Off Tour With Joan Jett & the Blackhearts And Tesla

Styx and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kicked off their joint summer tour on Wednesday at the Five Point Amphitheatre in California, with Tesla serving as opening act for the rock legends. Styx’s set consisted of 16-songs: four songs from last year’s The Mission. Styx began their encore with “Mr. Roboto” which they reportedly have not played in its entirety since they split with former lead singer Dennis DeYoung, who came up with the record’s concept. Styx posted a video of their performance to their Facebook page.  Jett began with “Bad Reputation” and continued with crowd-pleasing songs like “Cherry Bomb,” “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”  The co-headlining tour will wrap up on July 15 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J.. ...Read Full Story

Frances Bean Cobain’s Ex-Husband Sues Courtney Love For Attempted Murder Over Kurt Cobain’s Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain’s ex-husband, Isaiah Silva, is suing Courtney Love for attempted murder. Silva claims that Love conspired with manager Sam Lutfi, “13 Reasons Why” star Ross Butler, private investigator John Nazarian and musician Michael Schenk, “to break into his home, beat him up, kidnap him and try to murder him so they could gain possession of Kurt Cobain’s legendary guitar.” Silva is also alleging that they engaged in burglary, robbery, sexual battery, criminal threats, false imprisonment, extortion, stalking intentional infliction of emotional distress, and trespass. The guitar in question is a 1959 Martin D-18E from Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session from 1993. It is rumored to be the last guitar Cobain played before his April 1994 suicide. Frances and Isaiah were married in 2014, and divorced in March 2016. Isaiah claims that Frances gave him Kurt’s guitar as a gift and said it was part of his divorce settlement.. ...Read Full Story

Blink-182 Drops Out Of Bunbury Festival Days Before Start

Blink-182 has dropped its appearance at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati set for Friday, June 1. The band cited “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason, in a press release and a tweet posted to the band’s page.  Blink-182 was the headliner for the first of the three-day festival at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove on the downtown riverfront.  The Bunbury show, as well as one set for Saturday, June 2 at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in Canada, have been rescheduled. Single-day Bunbury tickets for Friday’s show can be refunded at the point of purchase until 10 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Blink-182 has signed on to headline Bunbury in 2019. . ...Read Full Story

Florence + The Machine Announce North American Tour

Florence + The Machine are hitting the road in August, following a handful of intimate theater shows this spring.  Florence Welch and her band have announced a full-fledged tour spanning across 23 North American cities. The tour kicks off Aug. 5 in Montreal and finishes up Oct. 20 in Minneapolis.  Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, June 1, via Ticketmaster. Florence + The Machine have many supporting performers lined up for their tour, which includes St. Vincent, Lizzo, Grizzly Bear, Kamasi Washington and Perfume Genius.  You can find all the tour dates in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

U2 Plays ‘Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way’ At Third Man

On Saturday night, rock legends U2 played to a packed house at Bridgestone Arena and on Sunday evening they dropped by Third Man Records and set up inside the store to perform. TMR previously released a special edition 12-inch single of “The Blackout,” a song from U2’s 2017 LP Songs of Experience, for Record Store Day Black Friday. At TMR, the band broadcast video of their acoustic performance of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way,” another single from Songs of Experience, live from their Facebook page.  You can check out the performance in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Leaves Tour Due To Family Emergency

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has left the band’s tour with Journey less than a week after it began. Steve Brown of Trixter was spotted in Collen’s place at their show in Hershey, PA. Although Def Leppard has yet not issued a public statement on social media, reports are saying that Collen’s absence is due to a family emergency. Brown filled in for Vivian Campbell for a few dates in 2014 and 2015 when Campbell was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Trixter toured with Def Leppard in 1992, two years after they had broken through with their self-titled debut.. ...Read Full Story

Iron Maiden Kick Off ‘Legacy of the Beast’ European Trek

Iron Maiden have begun the European leg of their “The Legacy of the Beast” tour.  The concert in front of a 10,500-capacity crowd at Saku Suurhall saw the band open with “Aces High” (complete with a Spitfire war plane replica suspended over the musicians), which hadn’t been performed since 2014, and continue with “Where Eagles Dare”, which was played for the first time in 13 years. Their 16-song set in Tallinn, Estonia also included a number of rare inclusions into the set list, including “Flight of the Icarus,” “The Clansman” and “Sign of the Cross.” See the full set list from the Saturday (May 26) performance here.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Details New Solo Album Plans

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons is planning on releasing the follow-up to 2015’s Perfectamundo this year, and hinted that a new Moving Sidewalks album could also appear. He and his backing band the BFGs, featuring Martin Guigui, Mike Flanigan, Alex Garza and Greg Morrow, launched Perfectamundo in 2015, which took on many Cuban influences. The new album, GIbbons says, will be a return to his blues roots.  ZZ Top, meanwhile, will head out on the Blues And Bayous tour with John Fogerty through the end of June across the US. . ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Releases ‘Running From My Shadow’ Video

Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda has released a music video for the song “Running From My Shadow”, taken from his upcoming solo album “Post Traumatic” Asked how difficult it was to write the songs for the album, many of which dealt with the death of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington, Shinoda said: “Life was difficult; music was easy. The music made things easier.” Shinoda played his first solo shows since the death of Bennington on May 12 at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles and May 13 at the Identity LA festival. He played “In The End” on piano and let the fans sing most of Chester’s vocal parts, though at times he came in and sang his parts.. ...Read Full Story

Rob Zombie Shares First Look At Captain Spaulding In ‘Three From Hell’

Rob Zombie completed his trio of behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of Three From Hell, his highly-anticipated follow-up to The Devil’s Rejects, by sharing a photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding. The Devil’s Rejects, which is a sequel to Zombie’s debut film House of 1000 Corpses, took a trio of characters from that film and put them on a road trip from Hell, causing chaos and carnage at every stop along the way.Zombie shared the obscured shot of the actor and added the caption, “Another Three From Hell exclusive! Spaulding is escorted to his cell. Justice! Free The Three!”  The movie will not be released until some time in 2019. Check out some teasers in the linked article below.  . ...Read Full Story

Classic Eric Clapton Albums From The 80s Set For Re-Release

Money And Cigarettes (1983), Behind The Sun (1985), August (1986) and Journeyman (1989) are the 4 classic Eric Clapton albums from the 80s schedule to be reissued on vinyl next month.  The albums will launch on vinyl for the first time in 25 years on June 29 via Warner Music.  Additionally, Clapton will be headlining a sold-out set at London’s Hyde Park on July 8 as part of the British Summer Time festival. Santana, Gary Clark Jr, Steve Winwood, Zucchero, Chas & Dave, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, The Wandering Hearts, Ryan Kinder, The Americans, Eric Paslay and Kelly McGrath will be supporting Clapton.. ...Read Full Story

Korn’s Jonathan Davis To Debut New Solo Album, “Black Labyrinth” With Telepathy Experiment

Jonathan Davis’ forthcoming debut solo album, Black Labyrinth, was largely inspired by the Ganzfeld Experiment, a form of sensory deprivation used to test psychic abilities (a.k.a. ESP). To celebrate the record’s release, the Korn frontman is giving 20 lucky fans the opportunity to undergo the experiment in Seal Beach, California, on May 25th, and he will be leading the experience himself. Davis stresses that the experiments are meant to be entertaining, rather than overly serious. “I wanted something different, and to be more immersive,” Davis concluded. “I think I’ve pretty much pulled that off now.”. ...Read Full Story

Journey And Def Leppard Kick Off Their Co-Headlining Tour

Journey and Def Leppard kicked off their latest joint North American tour at the XL Center in Hartford, CT this week.  The bands last shared a stage in 2006, while Def Leppard were supporting their album Yeah! and Journey were briefly fronted by Jeff Scott Soto. The new tour runs until Oct. 6, and features full sets from both bands as they take turns opening and closing shows. On opening night, Def Leppard went on first, delivering a 16-track set. Journey performed the same number of songs, adding a drum solo by Steve Smith and two guitar solos by Neal Schon.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger’s Postponed Tour Will Resume This Fall

After back surgery forced the postponement of his 2017 tour, Bob Seger is ready to to get back on the road, and will making up his missing dates. Seger is scheduled to pick back up on Nov. 24, when he’ll make up his Kansas City date; plans call for the rescheduled shows to continue through early next year, with “more to come” soon. A complete list of currently announced dates follows below. Shortly after undergoing surgery, Seger’s reps assured fans that it “couldn’t have gone better” and promised a “coast to coast reboot” of the tour that was delayed by his health problems.. ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses Release Previously Unseen ‘It’s So Easy’ Video

Guns N’ Roses have released a previously unseen video for “It’s So Easy” exclusively on Apple Music. The video was released in anticipation of the June 29 reissue of the band’s debut album, Appetite for Destruction. In the video, we hear singer Axl Rose’s voice telling a crowd, “We’re making this for the home video. Actually that’s wrong, it’ll be on the home video, but what we’re making this for is ourselves. So, like, you know if we made a nice video for MTV, we put it out, we’d sell more records and shit. But instead, we’re gonna spend a hundred and fifty grand just to make something we want to see.”  Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction is set for re-release with Deluxe, Super Deluxe and “Locked N’ Loaded” versions of their landmark 1987 debut album.. ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Kicks Off U.S. Farewell Tour

Paul Simon kicked off the U.S. leg of his Homeward Bound farewell tour this weekend at Seattle’s Key Arena.  Simon performed a mix of his solo work and hits from Simon & Garfunkel, all of which was so well received he returned for three encores, playing a total of 25 songs. Prior to the Seattle show, Simon, 76, began performed on May 16 in Vancouver, B.C.  The tour is set to wrap in New York City on Sept. 22, at a location to be announced. You can check the remaining tour dates and ticket information on his website, and you can find the complete set list and fan-shot video of his recent performances.. ...Read Full Story

Watch Ghost’s Star-Studded ‘Dance Macabre’ Video

Ghost have released a video for their new track “Dance Macabre,” featuring Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and a range of guests from the worlds of music, wrestling and acting. The song appears on the band’s upcoming album Prequelle, which arrives on June 1, and the band’s Rats on the Road tour began on May 5 and runs until May 27. You can watch the video below!. ...Read Full Story

Elton John To Perform At Royal Wedding Of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

It is confirmed Sir Elton John will be performing Prince Harry’ and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday, though it’s still unknown whether John will be performing at the ceremony or at the evening’s private reception held among 200 guests. John, a longtime friend of the Royal Family, was particularly close to the prince’s late mother Princess Diana and has known her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, their entire lives.  John performed an updated version of “Candle in the Wind” in Diana’s honor at her funeral in 1997. Sir Elton is in the midst of his 300-date three year retirement tour, but speculation that he was playing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding grew when he canceled two Las Vegas dates for this weekend with the excuse “scheduling conflict” posted on his website. . ...Read Full Story

Mike And The Mechanics Announce “Looking Back Over My Shoulder” 2019 UK Tour

Mike and the Mechanics have announced the Looking Back Over My Shoulder tour. The band, Mike Rutherford, Andrew Roachford and Tim Howard, will take in 34 dates across the UK between February 23 and April 9, including a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 1. The sets will consist of material from their latest album, ‘Let Me Fly’, and back catalogue. Tickets go on sale at 10am on May 18, except for Eastbourne Congress Theatre, which will be available from 10am on June 4.. ...Read Full Story

New Music From David Bowie Set To Arrive In June

A trio of rare archival recordings from the vaults of David Bowie’s music will be released this summer, two of which are only being made available to brick and mortar record shops. Due to arrive in stores on June 29, the new releases were previously only available on that triple-LP set Welcome to the Blackout; however now they will be available as a double-disc CD title as well as standard and high-definition digital audio. Additionally Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo– Bowie’s soundtrack to the 1978 biopic of German actor Christiane Vera Felscherinow — will be released.  And finally David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baa, a limited edition 10″ vinyl run of the 1982 EP that captured Bowie performing five songs written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play Baal, is coming in June as well. . ...Read Full Story

Dee Snider Reveals Details And Release Date For New Solo Album “For The Love Of Metal”

Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider has confirmed his latest solo effort, For the Love of Metal, has been scheduled for a July release. The album is due in stores July 27 and available to pre-order now through Snider’s label. For the Love of Metal finds Snider working alongside Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, who produced the project. Following For the Love of Metal‘s release, Snider will be touring in support of the album, with dates already scheduled for the Skogsröjet Festival in Sweden and the Alcatraz Metal Festival in Belgium during early August.  Dee Snider’s official site will have more information.. ...Read Full Story

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Trailer Has Rami Malek Transformed Into Freddie Mercury

The trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has just been released and if the teaser is any indication, Freddie Mercury would approve of his portrayal in the biopic.  Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury, and the movie chronicles the musical journey of Queen, whose original members also included Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The film honors the group’s iconic lead singer, who died at the age 45 from bronchial pneumonia stemming from AIDS in November 1991, just one day after revealing he had contracted the disease. Queen, who is most famous for their hits “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” among many others, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Check out the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

KORN To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Their Album ‘Follow The Leader’ By Performing At Three Special U.S. Shows

KORN announced they will play three very special shows in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s album “Follow The Leader.”  The band will perform  Sep. 12 in San Francisco,  Sep. 13 in Los Angeles, and  Sep. 15 in Las Vegas. Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch said in a recent interview that these will be the band’s only U.S. shows this year before embarking on a major tour in 2019.
Singer Jonathan Davis also recently confirmed that the band is working on its 13th studio album. In the meantime, Davis has been touring to support the upcoming arrival of his new solo album, “Black Labyrinth”, which will be released on May 25.. ...Read Full Story

“Ozzy Osbourne’s World Detour” Reality Series With Son Jack Renewed For Third Season

Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, the reality travel series starring Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack, has been renewed for a third season. The series originally premiered in 2016 and stars Ozzy and Jack visiting different historical and unique sites around the United States. The first season featured the Black Sabbath frontman’s return to The Alamo after his infamous arrest for public intoxication at the landmark in 1982. Season two’s adventures included deep-sea fishing in Key West, Florida and dog sledding in Alaska.   Season three of Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour will include eight episodes and is tentatively scheduled to premiere in the summer on A&E. Ozzy is embarking on a farewell tour starting this spring. The trek is expected to last into 2020.. ...Read Full Story