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Queen To Release ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Original Film Soundtrack

Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek, is set to finally open in theaters on November 2nd. But on October 19th, the official soundtrack from the biopic will hit stores, featuring exclusive, previously unreleased Queen music. The Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack spans a total of 22 tracks. Five of these are taken from Queen’s legendary, 21-minute Live Aid performance in July 1985 and have never before been released in audio form. Additionally there will be all-new takes on Queen classics, recorded specifically for this soundtrack. One is a version of “We Will Rock You” that incorporates both a studio cut and live performance audio complete with audience participation. Queen also recorded their very own arrangement of the famous 20th Century Fox theme song. The entire soundtrack was produced by May and Queen drummer Roger Taylor. The tracklist announcement came on what would have been Mercury’s 72nd birthday, September 5th.. ...Read Full Story

Stone Sour Releases Clip Of Acoustic Version Of ‘Mercy’ From Their ‘Hydrograd’ LP

Stone Sour’s acclaimed 2017 LP Hydrograd was released last week in a deluxe edition format. Now the band has debuted a video for the acoustic version of the song “Mercy.”  The 13-track bonus disc on the deluxe edition also includes acoustic versions of “Song #3,” “Rose Red Violent Blue” and “The Witness Tree,” as well as live versions of “Mercy,” “Fabuless” and a cover of Soundgarden’s “Outshined.” Additionally there is a cover of Van Halen’s “Unchained” and Rage Against the Machine’s “Bombtrack” as part of the bonus set. Check out the acoustic version of “Mercy” in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Grohl Postpones Foo Fighters Shows After Losing Voice

Dave Grohl was forced to postpone shows with the Foo Fighters after losing his voice. The 49-year-old singer and musician rescheduled two concerts in Canada — Tuesday in Edmonton and Thursday in Calgary — to Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, respectively. The Foo Fighters announced the news Monday on its official Twitter account. Grohl and the band referred to U2 singer Bono, who coincidentally also lost his voice over the weekend, by saying:  “FF RESCHEDULE 2 CANADA DATES DUE TO ILLNESS. ‘That’s the last time I ever make out with Bono’ – DG.”  Bono said in a statement through U2’s rep that he’d soon “be back to full voice” and will take the stage with U2 on Tuesday in Cologne, Germany. Meanwhile, Grohl and the Foo Fighters will next perform Saturday in Vancouver, B.C.. ...Read Full Story

Queen & Adam Lamber Kick Off ‘Crown Jewels’ Las Vegas Residency

Queen + Adam Lambert began a three-week, 10-show residency at the Park Theater in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 1st. “The Crown Jewels” residency began with a fast version of “We Will Rock You” as the band went through a series of their greatest hits. The late Freddie Mercury was present in video playback during “Love of My Life” and in his taped “Day-Oh” singalong that started the encore. The Park Theater is located at the Park MGM (formerly known as the Monte Carlo), is the same venue where Aerosmith will play between April 6 and July 9, 2019 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Meanwhile, on Nov. 2, Queen will release Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek as the band’s iconic original singer. . ...Read Full Story

U2 Show Canceled Mid-Set When Bono Suffers ‘Complete Loss of Voice’

U2’s show on Saturday, September 1st in Berlin, Germany ended in the middle of their set when frontman Bono suffered a sudden “complete loss of voice.” The official cause of his voice-loss has yet to be revealed. When playing “Beautiful Day” the singer’s condition worsened and he eventually stopped the music and apologized to the crowd, saying they would take a break; however the band never returned to the stage. Early on Sunday, Sept. 2nd the three remaining members of the band released a statement on U2’s website: “we’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation.  Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice. We don’t know what has happened and we’re taking medical advice. As always, we appreciate our audience’s understanding and all our fans’ support in Berlin and those who travelled from afar. We will update you very soon. Adam, Larry and Edge”. ...Read Full Story

Mastodon Cancel North American Tour With Dinosaur Jr.

Rock band Mastodon has been forced to cancel their North American fall tour with Dinosaur Jr. due to a “critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family.” The trek was slated to kick off this Saturday, September 1st, in Edmonton, Canada. Mastodon made the announcement Thursday on Facebook with the following message: “Mastodon regrets to inform fans that due to a critical situation of a member of the Mastodon family, their upcoming tour with Dinosaur Jr. will be canceled. Tickets and VIP upgrades will be refunded at point of purchase. Mastodon would like to extend their sincerest thanks to their loyal fans as well as the fans of Dinosaur Jr. for their support and understanding at this time. The band hopes to make up these shows at a future time, but as of now, no plans for rescheduling have been set.”. ...Read Full Story

Avenged Sevenfold Tease A New Song From ‘Black Ops 4’

Avenged Sevenfold slipped a teaser of their new song from the upcoming Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 into a tour recap. The majority of the recap covers the band’s European festival sets from earlier this year; but at the conclusion of the clip, there seems to be a small sample of the Sevenfold’s Call Of Duty tune beginning to play. It’s presented alongside the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 logo. In the clip below, catch what appears to be a quick preview of the band’s video game single. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out Oct. 12 for Windows, PS4 and Xbox One.. ...Read Full Story

Rolling Stones Film ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ Re-Released For 50th Anniversary

Jean-Luc Godard’s 1968 movie Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One), which was based around the recording of the classic Rolling Stones song, will be re-released to mark its 50th anniversary. ABKCO Films said in a statement that  Sympathy for the Devil alternates between reflections on contemporary politics and social issues of the late 1960s as well as giving the audience an unprecedented view of The Rolling Stones creative process in the recording studio working on what would become one of the band’s defining tracks. The Rolling Stones original line up of Mick JaggerKeith RichardsBrian JonesCharlie Watts and Bill Wyman were joined by Nicky Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg and James Fox in the landmark session that took place at Olympic Sound Studios in London in June 1968.” The 4K restoration will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and via digital channels on Oct. 5. A a celebratory screening will take place at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, followed by a series of screenings from Sept. 13-19 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.. ...Read Full Story

Rock Legend Neil Young Reportedly Marries Actress Daryl Hannah

Rock legend Neil Young and actor Daryl Hannah have married over the weekend, according to reports. Blues guitarist Mark Miller revealed the news via a Facebook post, saying: “Congratulations to Daryl Hannah and Neil Young on their wedding today. may they have a long and happy relationship.” The following day Hannah posted a picture of an owl on Instagram with the caption: “someone’s watching over us… love and only love”. It was met with several messages of congratulations from fans. According to reports the couple were wed in Atascadero, California, following a ceremony on Young’s yacht near the San Juan islands. The 57-year-old actor has been dating the 72-year-old musician for four years, following Young’s split from his wife Pegi Young. They had been married for 36 years.. ...Read Full Story

Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie Walks Up A Skyscraper In Music Video For “High Hopes”

Panic! at the Disco released their new music video of the song “High Hopes” and in the video, Brendon Urie scales a high rise building before performing on top of it. In a press release, the band said of the video: “No matter how hard your dreams seem, keep going. You might even have to climb up the side of a building in downtown LA, but it’ll all be worth it at the top. Stay up on that rise.” Panic! At The Disco are set to head out on a huge UK & European tour early next year, including a London show at The O2. Tickets for the dates will go on sale at 10am on Friday (August 31) and will be available here. Watch the ‘High Hopes’ video below.. ...Read Full Story

Twenty One Pilots Release Brand New Track ‘My Blood’

Twenty One Pilots have released the fourth track from their upcoming album ‘Trench.’ Sharing the news on Twitter, the band posted “and here’s a new song. it’s called ‘My Blood'”. ‘My Blood’ marks the first track to be released off ‘Trench’ that isn’t a part of the three-part story made up of ‘Jumpsuit’, ‘Nico And The Niners’ and ‘Levitate’. The band did not produce an official music video, but ‘My Blood’ does come accompanied by a candid video of what appears to be Tyler Joseph playing the bass in a darkened recording studio. The new Twenty One Pilots album ‘Trench’ is set for release October 5th, and it’s available for pre-order here.. ...Read Full Story

Tom Petty’s Heartbreaker Bandmates Discuss “An American Treasure” Box Set

The Heartbreakers recorded and toured with Tom Petty for decades, and since Petty’s death last year from an accidental overdose of prescription painkillers, Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell have been working with Petty’s widow, Dana, his daughter, Adria, and recording engineer Ryan Ulyate to put together the upcoming four-disc box set An American Treasure. The collection includes original recordings of some of Petty and the Heartbreakers’ biggest hits, as well as demos, outtakes and live performances from throughout their career. The box also features 10 previously unreleased tracks.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters’ Perform At Surprise Pop-Up Show

The Foo Fighters performed a surprise pop-up show in the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles yesterday.  Dave Grohl’s band had been billed as the Holy Sh*ts, and took the stage after drummer Taylor Hawkins had performed with his covers band Chevy Metal. That set had included a guest appearance by Queen drummer Roger Taylor for a cover of that band’s “Under Pressure.” The drummer then asked the crowd, “We have one more special guest. Can you guess who it is?” The set had been announced as a warm-up for the Foo Fighters’ appearance at their Cal Jam event on Oct. 6.  The Foo Fighters’ tour in support of their latest album, Concrete and Gold, continues on Sept. 1 in Seattle, ending on Oct. 18 in St. Paul, Minn.. ...Read Full Story

Guitarist Dickey Betts Cancels August 2018 Tour Dates

Legendary guitarist Dickey Betts canceled a series of three shows that were expected to begin on Tuesday in Syracuse. Betts cited “health concerns” as the cause for cancellation of the Syracuse date and stops that were scheduled for the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut on August 30 and at the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on August 31. The founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist’s website explains that Dickey recently experienced what doctors called a “mild stroke.” Betts spoke with his doctors on Friday about certain symptoms he has been feeling in the wake of the stroke and he was advised to rest. The note mentions Betts’ doctors feel he will be 100 percent recovered after three to five weeks. Betts is hoping to reschedule his dates in Wallingford and Hampton Beach, and hopes to return to the road on November 1 in Augusta, Georgia.. ...Read Full Story

Kyle Pavone, Singer For “We Came as Romans,” Dies At 28

According to a social media post on Saturday, August 25, Kyle Pavone — the singer for rock band We Came as Romans — has died, . He was 28. “Today music lost another great with the passing of Kyle Pavone of We Came as Romans,” the band captioned a photo of the singer. “Kyle’™s tragic loss came too early in his life and those of his bandmates. All are devastated by his passing. We will miss his smiles, his sincerity, his concern for others, and his impressive musical talent.” Pavone’s cause of death has not yet been revealed. In lieu of flowers, We Came as Romans will be providing information about charity donations in the coming week.. ...Read Full Story

The Kinks’ Dave Davies Announces New Album ‘Decade’ To Be Released October 12th

Founding member of The Kinks, Dave Davies, has announced the upcoming release of Decade, a new collection of unreleased songs recorded in the 1970’s. Davies has also shared the lead track from the record, “Cradle To The Grave,” which was recorded in 1973. Decade contains unreleased works spanning 1971 to 1979. Davies writes, “I am so pleased that after all this time these tracks are being released to see the light of day. These songs have been silently nagging at me to be recognised all these years. At last I can proudly present this album Decade to the world. I do hope you all enjoy the music.” Decade will be released on October 12th and is currently available for pre-order. Davies will also be on tour in early 2019.  . ...Read Full Story

Ed King, Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist, Dead At 68

Ed King, a former member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died at age 68. His family confirmed the guitarist’s passing on Thursday (Aug. 23), writing in a Facebook post, “It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Ed King who died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on August 22nd, 2018. We thank his many friend and fans for their love and support of Ed during his life and career.” The cause of King’s death was not announced at press time. King joined Skynyrd in 1972, replacing bassist Leon Wilkeson and played on the group’s first three albums. King also co-wrote the band’s iconic hit ‘Sweet Home Alabama.” He moved over to guitar when Wilkeson re-joined the band and then took his first leave in 1976, replaced by Steve Gaines. King was forced to leave the band in 1996 due to complications from congestive heart failure, for which he underwent a successful heart transplant in 2011. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside the other pre-plane crash members in 2011.. ...Read Full Story

Sammy Hagar Featured In California Police Lip-Sync Video

Sammy Hagar makes an appearance in Fontana Police Department’s lip-sync video. The four-minute clip shows scenes of officers going after speeders and also of them rocking out to Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55” song. Hagar — a Fontana native — agreed to be part of the lip-sync challenge after Officer Tim Frydendall reached out to the rocker for use of his 1984 song. “A Sammy Hagar song is a natural fit for Fontana, but I didn’t think we would ever end up with an appearance from Sammy Hagar,” Frydendall said. The video, which was filmed and edited by the Southern California video-production company Attain Media, features more than a dozen officers and staffers participating in the lip-sync challenge.. ...Read Full Story

David Crosby Announces 2018 U.S. Tour

David Crosby announced a 22-date U.S. tour with his Lighthouse Band in support of his upcoming album.  The follow-up to 2017’s Sky Trails is currently in production, with Lighthouse Band members Becca Stevens, Michael League and Michelle Willis appearing after their work with Crosby on 2016’s Lighthouse. The upcoming release will be his fourth solo album in five years. The tour will begin on Nov. 2 in Seattle, ending on Dec. 8 in Port Chester, N.Y., with tickets on sale Aug. 24. You can see the full list of dates in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Judas Priest Are Planning 50th Anniversary Celebration

Rob Halford said Judas Priest is in discussion about how to mark their 50th anniversary in 2019. Judas Priest have sold more than 50 million album sales since they were formed in1969 — bassist Ian Hill is the only member who’s been with the band since the start. Halford said: “We’re already having these discussions every now and again in the band and with our label and with our promoters and management. We have some ideas, and when we get close to solidifying something, we’ll let you guys know. It’s going to be a great year. What a celebration – another incredible milestone for Judas Priest that we’re looking forward to sharing with everybody.” The band will soon be touring throughout the U.S. with Deep Purple. . ...Read Full Story

Anthrax Will Begin New Studio Album In January 2019

Anthrax are getting ready to begin working on a new album. The two albums Anthrax released since ’80s vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the band — 2011’s Worship Music and 2016’s For All Kings — earned the group its best reviews in more than a decade.  Now the band plans to start working on its next album in January 2019. Drummer and songwriter Charlie Benante said he has already written a variety of riffs for the new album. Anthrax is currently on tour with Slayer, which will end Dec. 8 in Helsinki, Finland. . ...Read Full Story

Marilyn Manson Under Doctor’s Care After Collapsing Onstage

Marilyn Manson collapsed onstage Saturday night (Aug. 18) during the Texas date of his co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie. He had only completed a few songs from his set before canceling the remainder. His collapse took place during “Sweet Dreams.” After video surfaced on Sunday, Manson sent out a tweet updating fans on his condition. “Thanks Houston for being understanding,” he wrote. “I ended up in doctor’s care, but I gave it my best and you guys were amazing.” In videos of the incident, Manson is apparently ill as he clung to his microphone stand for support. In one clip he seemed to sluggishly say that “heat poisoning” was the cause of his ailment, though rumors are that he may have had food poisoning.
The co-headlining tour with Rob Zombie is set to resume though it was currently unknown whether or not Manson will perform. . ...Read Full Story

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