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Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam Fest to Return in 2018

After successfully reviving the long-forgotten California Jam festival in October, Foo Fighters announced Monday that “Cal Jam” will return in 2018.  The festival will be back at San Bernardino, California’s Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds on October 5th and 6th, 2018, organizers announced. Foo Fighters will once again serve as headliners with additional acts to be announced.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announce North America Tour

Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra have announced a summer 2018 North American arena tour, the band’s first U.S. trek in over 35 years. ELO’s first U.S. tour since 1981 kicks off August 2nd at Oakland, California’s Oracle Arena and spreads 10 shows over three weeks before concluding August 24th at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.  Tickets for ELO’s tour go on sale November 17th at Ticketmaster. . ...Read Full Story

New Book On AC/DC’s Bon Scott Delves Into The Mystery Of His Life And Death

It’s been almost four decades since original AC/DC frontman Bon Scott passed away. He made six albums with the Australian hard rockers, but just as the band was set to make their international breakthrough, Scott died in London in 1980. Now a new book “Bon: The Last Highway” delves into the final years of his life, and the mystery surrounding his death.  . ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Joins Guns N’ Roses at Houston Show

On Saturday November 11, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons sat in with Guns N’ Roses during their Not in This Lifetime tour stop at the Toyota Center in Houston. They played “Patience,” the same song that Pink performed with GN’R at Madison Square Garden last month. It wasn’t the first time Gibbons played with the band. In 2013, he joined them in Brisbane, Australia for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”. ...Read Full Story

Neil Young’s Collaboration With Rapper Scheduled for Release

It’s been revealed that the collaboration between rapper DRAM and Neil Young is about to drop shortly. The song, titled “Campfire,” will be part of the soundtrack to Will Smith’s forthcoming Netflix film, Bright.  Young has also lined up a Dec. 1 release for The Visitor, a new full-length album that sees him reuniting with Promise of the Real. Young has already released “Already Great,” the first single and lead-off track from the new set.. ...Read Full Story

Tom Waits, Chrissie Hynde, Alice Cooper, And More On 2018 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ballot

The nominees for induction into the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame have been announced. Nominees include Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Pretenders’ founder Chrissie Hynde, The Isley Brothers and John Mellencamp. Songwriters become eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. Eligible members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame can vote for three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters. The deadline for voting is Dec. 17.. ...Read Full Story

Robert Plant To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award Honor

Robert Plant will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the UK Americana Music Association as part of their 2018 awards event in London on February 1. Set to take place at the Hackney Empire in East London, the third UK Americana Awards show will recognize the achievements of British and International members of the Americana music community in a variety of categories.. ...Read Full Story

Dokken To Record New Album in Early 2018

Singer Don Dokken said at this past weekend’s RockFest 80’s in Pembroke Pines, Florida that Dokken plans to enter the studio in early 2018 to begin recording a new album for a tentative summer release . He said once Dokken bassist Chris McCarville finishes editing a Dokken video from Japan, they will commence writing songs and trading ideas for the album.  . ...Read Full Story

Nickelback Announce Las Vegas Residency

Nickelback announced they’ll be heading to Las Vegas for a five-show residency next year. The “Feed the Machine” residency kicks off on February 23rd, and will include shows on February 24th, February 27th, March 2nd, and March 3rd. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will play host to the residency.  Tickets will be on sale to the general public this Friday, November 10th.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour

Ozzy Osbourne will embark on a two-year farewell tour starting in Mexico next year, it was announced yesterday.  The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before playing dates in South America. He’ll then embark on a six-week tour of Russia and Europe, which will get under way on June 1, 2018, in Moscow. A North American tour will follow.. ...Read Full Story

Twister Sister’s Dee Snider Says He Thinks Coming Back From Retirement Is “An Insult To Fans”

During a radio interview, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider was asked if the band will ever reunite after their farewell tour.  According to excerpts from the interview, Snider is quoted saying “I’m one of those people who express great frustration at these bands who retire and then come back. I think it’s an insult to the fan, especially when you pay a premium for those shows.”  . ...Read Full Story

U2 Announce New Album Plus New Tour Dates

Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st.  Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release, it was confirmed that U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will begin in North America in May 2018. The tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 in Tulsa at the BOK Center.. ...Read Full Story

Courtney Love And Frances Bean Cobain Fight to Block Release Of Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos

Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain are in the midst of a legal battle against the release of photos of Kurt Cobain’s body following his death. Journalist and conspiracy theorist Richard Lee has spent the last 23 years attempting to prove that Cobain was murdered. Official court documents detail Love and her daughter’s battle to prevent Lee’s attempts to have police photos from the scene of the singer’s death released to the public.. ...Read Full Story

Watch Metallica Perform Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ in Manchester

Metallica led the audience in Manchester through a rendition of local band Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” during a concert in the city on Oct. 28. You can watch the video, which shows guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo playing for the crowd. The show took place at the Manchester Arena, where a terrorist attack killed 23 and injured 250 others during an Ariana Grande concert in May.. ...Read Full Story

Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan To Release New Box Set

A brand new three-disc box set based on Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, titled The Voice of Deep Purple: The Gillan Years, will be released next month.  The collection includes the 1990 solo album Naked Thunder, the Ian Gillan Band’s 1977 LP Scarabus and 1988’s Accidentally on Purpose, which features Deep Purple bandmate Roger Glover.  The Voice of Deep Purple: The Gillan Years will be released on November 17.. ...Read Full Story

John Lennon’s Personal Copy Of Rare Beatles Record Set For Auction

In 1971 John Lennon traded a rare, autographed copy of The Beatles Yesterday And Today compilation record for the infamous Yellow Matter Custard bootleg, a fan-taped reel-to-reel collection of early-Beatles radio performances that had never been commercially released. Now, Lennon’s personal copy of Yesterday And Today is expected to fetch nearly a quarter-million dollars at auction.. ...Read Full Story

Roy Orbison Hologram Tour Set For Next Year

A new Roy Orbison tour is set to kick off in the U.K. next year with a hologram of the star. The tour will feature a full live band including the London Philharmonic on some dates. The tour kicks off at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on April 8 and will make stops in Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, and Bournemouth.. ...Read Full Story

Whitesnake Celebrate “The Purple Tour” With New Book And Live Package

Whitesnake have announced that they’ll release a new book titled The Purple Tour in December.  The Purple Book will be available in two versions, including a fully signed and numbered Signature Edition.  The band launched The Purple Album in 2015, which was followed by an extensive tour, which will be documented in the new book.   In addition, Whitesnake will release The Purple Tour Live on November 24.. ...Read Full Story

The Ramones Expand ‘Rocket To Russia’ For 40th Anniversary

Ramones‘ third studio album, Rocket To Russia, is to celebrate its 40-year anniversary with two versions. Rocket To Russia: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will contain two different mixes of the album: a remastered version of the original and a new 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix by original Rocket To Russia engineer/mixer Ed Stasium. The collection also includes a number of unreleased studio recordings, plus a previously unissued recording of the band’s 1977 concert in Glasgow.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top Postpone 2017 Tour Dates Under Doctor’s Orders

ZZ Top have postponed the remaining dates of their 2017 Tonnage Tour as bassist Dusty Hill takes time off on doctor’s orders to take care of a health issue.  Hill is “addressing a tummy ailment and is following a directive to lay low for the next few weeks,” says the band across their social media sites. The Texas trio plan to reschedule the affected dates immediately and will update fans with information when it is available.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger Reveals Details of New Album ‘I Knew You When’

Bob Seger’s new album I Knew You When is scheduled to arrive in stores next month.  Now the veteran rocker has revealed some of the details surrounding the new LP, including a complete track listing for the regular and deluxe editions. I Knew You When will be released Nov. 17 release and is available to pre-order now.  This album will be Seger’s 18th studio release.. ...Read Full Story

Cinderella’s Tom Keifer Hospitalized After ‘Medical Emergency’

Former Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer was rushed to the hospital Saturday after apparently succumbing to heat exhaustion and severe dehydration prior to a solo show in western Pennsylvania. In a later statement it was revealed that Keifer is recovering and should be able to return to the road shortly.  Doctors confirmed that he was in stable condition and Keifer after being given fluids.  Keifer plans to return to his performance schedule later in the week.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park Share ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Episode Featuring Chester Bennington

Linkin Park have shared their episode of the Carpool Karaoke series that was filmed just six days before Chester Bennington took his own life.   Linkin Park’s Carpool Karaoke episode is part of the Apple Music series rather than the late night staple with James Corden. Comedian Ken Jeong hosts the clip, which shows Bennington in the driver’s seat. Jeong sits on the passenger side while Linkin Park rapper Mike Shinoda and DJ Joe Hahn in the back.. ...Read Full Story

Sebastian Bach Discusses Plans For A New Album

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach is talking about plans for a follow up album to his 2014 release, “Give ‘Em Hell.”  Bach says his new album will be less guitar-driven and more vocal. Bach also added that he is “not far at all” into the production for his next album and is “just starting to record demos.”. ...Read Full Story

Foreigner Announces Plans to Debut A New Musical in 2018

The members of Foreigner plan to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary by premiering a new stage musical, set to debut sometime in 2018.  The show, titled Juke Box Hero, was announced by Foreigner founder Mick Jones, and stated that the show will open in Canada.  He also announced the scheduling of some new Canadian dates on the band’s 40th anniversary tour.. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp Joins Marilyn Manson In New Video

Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp appear in the new not-safe-for-work video for “Say10.” The song appears on Manson’s new album, Heaven Upside Down.  Manson’s Heaven Upside Down marks his first album since 2015’s The Pale Emperor. Manson was scheduled to tour North American this month in support of Heaven Upside Down, but was forced to cancel some shows after suffering an on-stage injury.. ...Read Full Story

Richie Sambora Won’t Rule Out A Reunion With Bon Jovi For Rock Hall Induction Show

Richie Sambora definitely isn’t ruling out a reunion with Bon Jovi — if the New Jersey rockers finally win a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  After the band earned their first nomination for the honor since 2011, the 58-year-old guitarist said he would play with former songwriting partner Jon Bon Jovi and the rest of the band at the induction ceremony in April.  . ...Read Full Story

Megadeth Releases Teaser For New Video

MEGADETH has released a teaser clip for the video for their new song “Post American World.’   The full clip, which was filmed in late April, will make its online debut soon.  “Post American World” is taken from MEGADETH’s latest album, “Dystopia”, which came out in January.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters Head The Lineup At Cal Jam 17

Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and more performed at the Cal Jam 17 fest, which paid tribute to the Las Vegas shooting victims and Tom Petty.  The Foo Fighters organized the Cal Jam fest in San Bernardino, California which gathered an impressive lineup of 19 forward-leaning rock acts, including Cage the Elephant, the Kills, Royal Blood and Liam Gallagher. . ...Read Full Story

The Scorpions Cancel US Tour Due To Singer’s Laryngitis

In a statement released by the band on Twitter, German legends The Scorpions have cancelled the remaining five dates of their US tour after singer Klaus Meine was diagnosed with laryngitis.  It is unclear if the cancelled shows, also featuring Megadeath, will be rescheduled. The band are still scheduled to start a Russian tour on October 28 before heading to Europe.. ...Read Full Story

L.A. City Council Presentation To The Scorpions Canceled Due To Illness

On Friday, October 6th, The Scorpions were to be honored by the Los Angeles City Council in a presentation at the Van Nuys City Hall. This presentation has been canceled due to  “illness in the band.”  The group were scheduled to be honored for “fifty-two years of excellence in rock ‘n’ roll and said October 6th would be declared “Scorpions Day” in the city of Los Angeles in honor of the German hard rock veterans.. ...Read Full Story

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees Revealed

Radiohead, Kate Bush, Rage Against The Machine and Depeche Mode are among the music legends leading the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018.  Joining them are Bon Jovi, Judas Priest, the Cars, Dire Straits, Eurythmics, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, MC5, the Meters, the Moody Blues, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Link Wray and the Zombies.   . ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger Postpones Tour Due To Medical Issues

Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet band have postponed their remaining 19 tour dates due to an “urgent medical issue.”  Announced Tuesday, Seger explained the issue was with vertebrae in his back.  In a statement it said that rescheduled dates will be shared when available and tickets already sold will be honored.  The “Runaway Train Tour” was due to wrap up Nov. 17.

Bob Seger Postpones Tour Due to ‘Vertebrae’ Issue

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