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Marilyn Manson Accused Of Harassment By Actress Charlyne Yi

After Marilyn Manson appeared to suffer another onstage meltdown in New York on Feb. 15, an accusation of harassment from House actress Charlyne Yi was posted on her Twitter account.  Manson was completing a run of shows that had been rescheduled as a result of his stage accident last year, but when he appeared at the Paramount Theatre in Huntingdon, NY, he only managed to deliver a handful of songs before throwing away his microphone and accusing the audience of not loving him and walking off. After the a video of the incident surfaces, Yi wrote a series of tweets in which she claimed she and others had endured unacceptable treatment from the shock-rocker in 2012.  Yi wrote in part: “yes this happened a long time ago – on the last season of House he came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show & he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a China man.” She added: “I genuinely hope he gets help.”. ...Read Full Story

Yes To Re-Release ‘Fly From Here’ LP With New Vocals

Yes will celebrate their 50th anniversary next month, and the group has many things planned for the convention will be Fly From Here – Return Trip, including a limited-edition version of their 2011 album with new lead vocals performed by producer Trevor Horn. Horn had previously sung lead for Yes on their 1980 album, Drama and also produced the original Fly From Here LP, which included songs he had written for an abandoned Buggles record. The Yes U.K. Fan Convention will take place at the London Palladium on March 24-25, the same days the band will be playing the venue to close out their British tour.  A portion of the money taken in by the convention will be donated to the Christie Hospital in Manchester and Kangaroos, a charity for special needs and disabled children. You can learn more at Yes’ official website.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Officially Announce ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour’

The Smashing Pumpkins are officially going back on the road this summer. Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin have announced the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, a nearly two-month trek across North America arenas that brings three-fourths of the original lineup together for the first time since 2000. A reunion tour has been rumored for nearly two years, with chatter increasing during the past couple weeks. After teasing a countdown clock on their website last week, the Smashing Pumpkins revealed the new tour with a video featuring Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts, the two women who appeared on the cover of the band’s 1993 breakthrough record, Siamese Dream. The shows will begin on July 12 at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix and conclude on Sept. 7 at the Ford Idaho Center n Boise. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 23 at 10AM.  Full details at the band’s website.. ...Read Full Story

Papa Roach Premieres New Video For “My Medication”

Papa Roach has debuted his new music video for the song “My Medication.”  The track is taken from the band’s ninth studio album, “Crooked Teeth”, which was released last May.  “Crooked Teeth” was produced by Nicholas “RAS” Furlong and Colin Brittain, with the exception of “Born For Greatness,” which was produced with writer/producer Jason Evigan. Papa Roach will return to the studio in the summer to resume work on the follow-up to “Crooked Teeth,” and has been previewing a new song called “Geronimo” at some of the band’s recent shows.  See the “NSFW” video for “My Medication” in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Explain Bassist D’arcy Wretzky’s Absence From Reunion

Days before the Smashing Pumpkins are rumored to announce their long-awaited reunion, the band issued a statement explaining why one member won’t be taking part. “In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music. To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying,” the band said in a statement Monday.  The statement follows comments the bassist allegedly made where she largely blamed Corgan for her exclusion from the reunion, which would have marked the first time Smashing Pumpkins’ classic lineup performed together since April 1999. Additionally, Wretzky claimed that Corgan offered her a contract to rejoin the Smashing Pumpkins, only to rescind the offer. The Smashing Pumpkins have not yet officially announced their reunion, though Corgan has been pretty open about the band’s plans on Instagram.. ...Read Full Story

Styx, Joan Jett And Tesla Join Together For U.S. Summer Tour

Styx and Joan Jett will hit the road as co-headliners for summer shows throughout the United States, with Tesla as the supporting act for dates beginning May 30 in Irvine, Calif. Styx are coming off the 2017 release of The Mission, the band’s first album of all new material since 1999. Joan Jett was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with her backing band the Blackhearts in 2015. Tesla’s ninth full-length album, which will be produced by former touring partner Phil Collen of Def Leppard, will be titled Shock and is due in the fall. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, February 16 at 10AM local time.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica’s James Hetfield Cast In Movie About Serial Killer Ted Bundy

Metallica frontman James Hetfield will share the screen with Zac Efron in the upcoming Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Joe Berlinger, who co-produced and directed Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and wrote Metallica: This Monster Lives, will helm the production that also stars Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and Haley Joel Osment. Hetfield will play Bob Hayward, the veteran Utah Highway Patrolman who was the first officer to arrest Bundy in 1975, after pulling him over and discovering burglary tools in his car.  Hetfield has appeared on TV and in movies as himself, but this is his first acting role. Hetfield is also currently on the road with Metallica on their WorldWired tour.. ...Read Full Story

Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton Diagnosed With Parkinson’s; Tour Replacement Announced

On Monday, Feb. 12, Judas Priest announced via their Facebook page that guitarist Glenn Tipton won’t be with the band on their upcoming tour, due to his struggle with Parkinson’s disease. According to the statement, he was diagnosed with the early onset of Parkinson’s ten years ago. In the statement, Tipton notes that he is still a member of the band, and that he may join them at some point during the tour. “I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band – it’s simply that my role has changed.” Filling in for Tipton will be Andy Sneap, of the British metal band Hell. . ...Read Full Story

Robert Plant Kicks Off North American Tour In Raleigh, North Carolina

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters kicked-off an eleven date North American run at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. The former Led Zeppelin frontman, who is touring in support of his most recent studio album Carry Fire, treated the sold-out crowd to a mix of material from throughout his career offering up Zeppelin classics alongside new material and traditional folk and blues tunes. Plant filled out the majority of his 13-song main set with a mix of traditional blues and folk tunes. Zeppelin fans were treated to takes on the centuries-old English folk song “Gallows Pole” and the more contemporary “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” – which they covered for their 1969 self-titled debut album. . ...Read Full Story

Pat Torpey, Drummer And Founding Member Of Mr. Big, Dead At 64

Fans are mourning the death Pat Torpey, drummer and a founding member of the rock band Mr. Big, as he succumbed to complications from Parkinson’s disease. The official Twitter page of the band confirmed Torpey’s death and are asking for privacy for the family, the band and its management as of this time. “With breaking hearts we tell you that our brother, friend, drummer and founding member, Pat, passed away Wednesday, February 7 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Family, band and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending.” Torpey was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014, but continued to play for the band despite his condition. Mr. Big was formed in 1989, and spawned hits such as “To Be with You” and “Just Take My Heart.” The band disbanded in 2002 and reunited in 2009.. ...Read Full Story

The Cars Announce Reissues Of Their Biggest Albums

A few of the most classic Cars albums are being reissued, along with some extra with remastered sound.  1981’s Shake It Up and 1984’s Heartbeat City are scheduled to be re-released in the next few weeks, and expanded editions of both releases should arrive in stores on March 30.  Both will be available on CD and digital formats as well as double-LP vinyl, and will include demos, remixes and studio outtakes, as well as new liner notes. These two releases arrive just in time to help celebrate the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.. ...Read Full Story

Dennis DeYoung Announces Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Tour

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung will celebrate the band’s career milestones with a series of tour dates commemorating the 40th anniversary of their classic The Grand Illusion LP. DeYoung has dubbed the shows the Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour, and will begin Feb. 9 in Wausau, Wis.  It is currently scheduled to run through late May, when he’s booked to perform in Concord, N.H. Promising to perform the complete Grand Illusion LP as well as “all the hits.”  A complete list of currently announced dates and further details and ticketing information are on DeYoung’s official site: www.dennisdeyoung.com/tour/. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp To Tour The UK With Hollywood Vampires

The Hollywood Vampires will tour the UK for the first time ever this summer. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry’s legendary supergroup are bringing their electric show to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow this June, finishing up at Wembley Stadium in the U.K. on June 20.  The trio will be joined by The Darkness and The Dammed at the four concerts. The Vampires began on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip at the iconic Rainbow Bar & Grill’s upstairs bar, and over the years has featured the likes of the late John Lennon and The Who’s Keith Moon. Shock rocker Cooper, actor and guitarist Depp and Aerosmith star Perry released their self-titled LP in 2015, which featured guest appearances from Sir Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. . ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Says He Will Not Retire After His “No More Tours 2” Live Dates

After announcing his No More Tours 2 live run across North America, Ozzy Osbourne says he’ll continue to play individual shows after the trek finally wraps up.  Osbourne revealed in November last year that he would embark on a two-year world-wide solo farewell tour and confirmed performances across South America and Europe. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the former Black Sabbath frontman says that even when the tour wraps up, he’ll still play individual shows. Ozzy says: “I’m not retiring. It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m just not doing world tours any more. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time any more. I’d like to spend some time at home.” . ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Announces ‘Homeward Bound’ Farewell Tour

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced his final tour this spring will be the “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.”  “I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” Simon said in a statement. The North American leg of Simon’s farewell tour begins May 16th in Vancouver before concluding June 20th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets for the trek go on sale this Friday; go to www.paulsimon.com for complete ticket information.  Following the North American leg, Simon and his band will go on brief tour through Europe that ends July 15th with the singer’s previously announced “Farewell Performance” in London with James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.. ...Read Full Story

Poison, Cheap Trick, And Pop Evil Join Forces For U.S. Summer Tour

Poison will venture out for a new American tour this May. Along with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil, Poison’s 2018 tour will feature all it’s original members: Brett Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Rikki Rockett and Bobby Dall. Beginning May 18 at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., the our includes stops at Kansas City’s Sprint Center; Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center, Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater and the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.  Last stop is June 24 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.  All three bands will be offering their fans VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities.  General ticket sales for various cities will begin Feb. 9 & 10.. ...Read Full Story

Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Band Lineup Announced

“The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour is set to hit music venues in late 2018. Longtime and legendary Zappa players Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers are set to perform as the show’s touring lineup; they will be joined along the way by Steve Vai, Warren Cuccurullo, Ian Underwood, Vinnie Colaiuta, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Arthur Barrow, Ed Mann and more. Hologram production company Eyellusion is producing the tour in close cooperation with the Zappa Family Trust.  Son Ahmet Zappa, EVP of business development for Eyellusion and co-trustee of the Zappa Family Trust, said in part “my father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. He actually devoted half a chapter of his ‘The Real Frank Zappa Book’  to this subject. This is a love letter and a journey celebrating the genius artistry of Frank Zappa. On a personal note, I feel like I am finishing something my father started years ago.”. ...Read Full Story

Queen And Adam Lambert Announce UK & Europe Shows

Queen and Adam Lambert have announced five summer dates in the UK and Europe. They performed 25 live shows last November and December, and they’ve now revealed dates in Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Milan, with a final performance at London’s O2 Arena on July 2. Further shows in Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium are expected to be announced as well. Guitarist Brian May says: “The almost unanimous reaction to our last round of dates in Europe was this is absolutely the best production we’ve ever mounted. Vocalist Lambert adds: “I enjoyed every second of the recent European tour and really felt the love in every city. I can’t wait for us to get back there again.” The tour will once again feature the stage production conceived around the 40th anniversary of Queen’s News Of The World album. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 9.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Matthews Band Violinist Boyd Tinsley Announces Break From Group

The night before Dave Matthews Band perform at a pre-Super Bowl show in Minneapolis, the group’s longtime violinist Boyd Tinsley announced he is taking “a break” from the band and touring. “I need to take a break from the band & touring 2 focus on my family & my health 4 a while,” Tinsley tweeted Friday night.  Tinsley’s abrupt departure also comes three months before Dave Matthews Band embark on a summer tour in support of their upcoming new album, the group’s first since 2012’s Away From the World. The summer trek is scheduled to span from May 18th until September 10th. The violinist has been a member of the group since 1992 and appeared on every Dave Matthews Band album from 1994’s Under the Table and Dreaming to the band’s still-untitled ninth studio LP, due out this summer.. ...Read Full Story

Lana Del Rey Kidnapping Attempt Thwarted by Orlando Police

Orlando police stopped a man attempting to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey on Friday, police said. Michael Hunt, 43, of Riverview, Florida, was arrested by Orlando Police Department officers just feet away from the Amway Center where the singer was playing a show Friday night. Hunt was in possession of a knife and tickets to a show but, according to police, was never able to make it inside the venue or in contact with the singer. Police said they were alerted to posts on Hunt’s social media which indicated a “credible threat,” leading to his arrest. He is charged with aggravated stalking and attempted kidnapping with a weapon.  Del Rey, currently touring in support of her 2017 album “Lust for Life,” is next scheduled to perform at the Philips Arena in Atlanta on Monday.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Schedules First Solo Show Following Chester Bennington’s Death

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda announced his first solo show following Chester Bennington’s death last July. He’ll be playing this year’s Japan’s Summer Sonic festival, held August 18-19. Last week, Shinoda released a three-song EP titled Post Traumatic, which dealt with his grief over Bennignton’s death. Shinoda last performed alongside the rest of Linkin Park during their memorial show for Bennington last October. He recently tweeted that he has “every intention of continuing” with Linkin Park. Along with Shinoda, the Summer Sonic lineup features Nine Inch Nails, Beck and Queens of the Stone Age, among many more. Head to SummerSonic.com for more info.. ...Read Full Story

Steven Tyler Turns Back The Clock In Kia Stinger Super Bowl Ad

In one of the many celeb-driven Super Bowl ads on Sunday, Feb. 4, Steven Tyler gets makeover of sorts courtesy of the 365 horsepower  Kia Stinger vehicle. In the clip, we see Tyler emerging from a trailer onto a dusty, seemingly abandoned race track where only race legend Emerson Fittipaldi looks on. As he takes a seat behind the wheel of the 2018 Stinger, he presses a button to start the car and throws it into reverse as “Dream On” plays and the vehicle appears to turn back time.  Within moments, a younger version of himself emerges with throngs of adoring fans in ’70s regalia rush to greet him. The ad will appear during the Super Bowl with coverage set to begin airing at 6:30PM ET on CBS.. ...Read Full Story

Meat Loaf Says Health Issues Means He May Never Sing Again

Meat Loaf has revealed that problems with his back have prevented him from singing for a year now, and that he may never be able to perform again. The 70-year-old artist has undergone a series of surgical procedures in an attempt to resolve the issues, but he’s currently unable to move around his home without the aid of a walker.  “You use everything to sing, and I just cannot do it,” he said in a new interview, before insisting that he planned to keep fighting. Asked whether he’d attend the upcoming opening of the Bat Out of Hell stage musical, he said there was “not a prayer” of his appearance while he had to rely on the walker. “I don’t have any business going out to where all the bars and bands are,” he said. “They’d look at me and say, ‘Who’s the old guy? What’s that old guy doing here?’ No, man, I don’t belong in those places.”. ...Read Full Story

Stone Temple Pilots Announce New, Self-Titled Album

Back in November, Stone Temple Pilots announced their return, welcoming new frontman Jeff Gutt into the fold, and premiering a new single, “Meadow.” During that announcement, the band mentioned that they would release a new album this spring. Now, the band have finally detailed that new album, announcing that their newest effort—simply titled Stone Temple Pilots—will be arriving March 16. The band also premiered a new single, “Roll Me Under.”  With the announcement of the new album also came the addition of a number of new American tour dates, which will take place from early May through mid-June. For more info, stop by stonetemplepilots.com.. ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Announces ‘Farewell’ Show In London

Paul Simon has scheduled a farewell performance for July 15th at London’s Hyde Park. The gig is the only concert Simon has scheduled for 2018 so far, though it remains unclear if the show is meant to be an official retirement send-off.  The concert, officially billed as Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance, will also feature James Taylor and his All-Star Band and Bonnie Raitt. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale February 2nd, while a pre-sale starts February 1st. Simon’s performance will close out the British Summer Time festival, a 10-day event that will also feature sets from Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, the Cure and Michael Bublé.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers & Ann Wilson Announce The “Stars Align” Tour

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Heart’s Ann Wilson have announced a North American summer tour.  They’ll play a total on 19 dates on the Stars Align Tour, kicking off in West Valley City on July 18 and wrapping up in Tampa on August 26.  Beck saId in a statement: “I always enjoy touring the US in the summer and joining with Paul and Ann Wilson should make for quite an exciting night.” Tickets will go on sale from 10am local time on Friday, February 2 via LiveNation. . ...Read Full Story

Primus And Mastodon To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

Primus will join forces with Mastodon for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S.  Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the tour will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and Los Angeles and many more before ending July 7 in Phoenix.  Primus’s ninth studio album, “The Desaturating Seven,” is being well-received and marks the return of singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander, for its first album of original music since 1995. Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, January 30 local time (password: Goblins) and general onsale is Friday, February 2.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger Releases Previously Unheard Song Titled ‘Finding Out’

Bob Seger has just released a previously unheard track called “Finding Out,” which was intended for 2006’s Face the Promise album but didn’t make the cut. Seger is now offering the song as a free download on his website. The song was first started more than a dozen years ago but finally completed during the sessions for I Knew You When, Seger’s most recent LP which was released last year. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press back in 2003, Seger said that “Finding Out” was a new track for his then-upcoming album. “I’ve got a ballad on the new album called ‘Finding Out,’ where I really nailed the lyric,” he said at the time. Just this past fall, Seger was forced to postpone his 19-date tour that was planned to precede to the November release of his 10th studio album due to back surgery. But he’s on the road to recovery and hoping to get back on tour soon.. ...Read Full Story

Stars Honor Fleetwood Mac At MusiCares Person Of The Year Show

Many artists took to the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Friday, two days before the 2018 Grammy Awards, to pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year event.  Artists such as Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Keith Urban, Harry Styles, Little Big Town and Jared Leto were among those who performed covers of the legendary blues rock band’s songs. Former President Bill Clinton presented the blues rock band with their MusiCares Person of the Year award. The group is the first band to win the annual award, which is usually given to a solo artist.  The former president is a longtime fan of Fleetwood Mac and had chosen the band’s 1977 song “Don’t Stop” as the theme song for his 1992 presidential campaign, which they also performed at his inauguration. “They let me use it as a theme song and I have been trying to live by it ever since,” Clinton told the audience.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Posts Video After Hospital Visit

Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan disclosed last week he underwent some form of medical treatment. However, he did not provide specifics on his ailment. He posted a picture to Instagram of an IV going into his left arm, saying “Sometimes rock and roll has its costs.  But it does occur to me sitting here that my aim is to make peace with my family first, and then spend whatever time I have left here making peace with God.”   Later that day, he uploaded a video of him repeatedly singing “I’m fine” while playing piano chords. He then unveiled another picture of his back covered with welts, saying it came from “yesterday’s cupping session.”  Smashing Pumpkins are reportedly planning a tour to begin in July that brings guitarist James Iha back in to the band with Corgan and original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The group’s founding bassist, D’arcy Wretzky, who split with the band in 1999, revealed that she is not taking part in the reunion.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam To Play Seven ‘Home’ And ‘Away’ Shows This Summer

Pearl Jam will hit the road for a short set of US Home and Away tour dates this summer, hitting up stadiums in four different cities. The Home shows, which were announced earlier this week, mark their first appearance in their hometown in five years. As well as two dates Safeco Field in Seattle on August 8th and 10th,  the band will also be playing at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana on August 13th, with two dates at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 18th and 20th and another two at Boston’s Fenway Park on September 2nd and 4th. Their Seattle shows will be a charitable venture for the group, with them pledging $1 million towards local homelessness campaigns. They plan to raise at least $10 million this year towards similar initiatives.. ...Read Full Story

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announce “Last of the Street Survivors” Farewell Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd announced it is going to embark on a farewell tour. Rolling Stone reports that the band members made the announcement Thursday. The tour begins May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and ends Sept. 1 in Atlanta.  Special guests will join the Southern rock band along the way, including  Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, the Charlie Daniels Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot. The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour will have stops in Tampa, Cleveland, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mansfield, Massachusetts. Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. local time.  More information on VIP tickets and tour dates can be found at LynyrdSkynyrd.com. . ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin Are Reissuing Their Triple-Disc Live Album ‘How The West Was Won’

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of their founding, Led Zeppelin has decided to return to one of the most celebrated live releases, How The West Was Won, by giving fans a remastered take on the triple-cd set that was first issued in 2003. This new version of How The West Was Won will be overseen by guitarist Jimmy Page. The album collects two concerts the band performed in the Los Angeles area in 1972, one at the Forum in Inglewood on June 25, and another gig down south at the Long Beach Arena two nights later.  The remastered version of How The West Was Won is set to come in a variety of formats, including a super deluxe box set that comes with both the three-CD set.  Set to be released this March, you can pre-order How The West Was Won on the band’s official website.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top Announce “Viva Las Vegas” Residency

ZZ Top are back in action and will soon be going Vegas with the announcement that they will be launching a brand new six-date residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The special Viva Las Vegas dates will be kicking off at the venue on April 20th and concluding on April 28th, which shows also scheduled for the 21st, 22nd, 25th and 27th. Tickets will be going on sale at 10am this Friday, January 26th. The residency follows the band being forced off the road due to bass player Dusty Hill’s health issues.. ...Read Full Story

Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland Dead At 69

Former Judas Priest and Trapeze drummer Dave Holland has died at the age of 69. The news was confirmed by former Priest guitarist KK Downing on Facebook, who says: “It is with deep regret that I have to accept the sudden and unexpected news that Dave Holland has passed away.” Holland joined Judas Priest in 1979 and went on to appear on many of the band’s classic records including British Steel, Screaming For Vengeance and Turbo. However in 2004, Holland was convicted of attempting to rape a 17-year-old with learning difficulties who he’d been giving drum lessons to. Holland was found guilty of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault, and was jailed for eight years in the UK and moved to Spain following his release. No cause of death has been reported.. ...Read Full Story

Slayer To Embark On Their Final World Tour

After more than three decades, California thrash metal band Slayer is preparing to embark on their last ever world tour. Presale will begin on Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. EST and end on Thursday, January 25 at 10 p.m.  General admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. Slayer also revealed that support for the North American leg will include Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. Slayer’s last album was 2015’s ‘Repentless’ which became their highest charting album so far, peaking at number four in the US charts. It was also the first album not to feature guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away from live failure back in 2013.. ...Read Full Story

Mötley Crüe’s Biopic “The Dirt” Enters Pre-Production

Mötley Crüe’s long-awaited biopic The Dirt has entered pre-production, according to drummer Tommy Lee. The film, based on Crüe’s 2001 book of the same name, was originally slated for release in the summer of 2016.  Now Lee has given fans an updated on Twitter, where he says: “Hey kids! Good news! The Mötley Crüe movie The Dirt has begun pre-production! Starts shooting in February. Here we go!”  In casting news, English actor Douglas Booth and rapper Machine Gun Kelly have both signed on.  Booth will play Nikki Sixx in the Jeff Tremaine-directed film, and 27 year old Kelly revealed on his Twitter that he’ll be playing drummer Tommy Lee in the film. No other cast members have been announced.. ...Read Full Story

Lenny Kravitz Announces “Raise Vibration” European Summer 2018 Tour

Lenny Kravitz has announced an upcoming 2018 European summer tour, called the “Raise Vibration” tour.  In addition to the tour, Kravitz is also gearing up to release new music: his new studio album Raise Vibration, will be his first record since 2014’s Strut.  Kravitz has announced he’ll play  shows in the UK, Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain. The UK dates will be Kravitz’s first performance in the UK since 2015. Tickets go on sale on Friday January 26 at 9am.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard & Journey To Co-Headline North American Tour

Def Leppard and Journey are teaming up for a huge North American tour to kick off the summer. The 58-city tour will hit stadiums and arenas all over North America beginning with the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The tour runs from May to September. According to a press release, Def Leppard will close half the shows and Journey will close the other half. Members of the two acts are beyond excited to hit the stage together again after their joint tour in the early 2000s. Tickets go on sale online at LiveNation.com beginning Saturday, Feb. 3. . ...Read Full Story

Thousands Gather In Ireland For Cranberries Frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan’s Memorial

Thousands of Cranberries fans lined up outside of a Limerick, Ireland church this weekend, where Dolores O’Riordan was lying in repose ahead of her funeral Tuesday – to pay tribute to the singer who died last Monday at the age of 46.  Fans congregated outside of St Joseph’s Church Sunday, the first public viewing since O’Riordan’s death on January 15th; earlier in the week, a London’s coroner announced they had released the singer’s body back to her family after conducting an autopsy, the results of which will be revealed no earlier than April. The public viewing concluded Sunday afternoon, before she is laid to rest Tuesday at St Ailbes’ Church in Ballybricken.. ...Read Full Story

U2 Release New Politically Charged Video For ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’

Legendary rock band U2 has released a video for their single “Get Out Of Your Own Way.”  The video is an animated clip created by the Broken Fingaz Crew, an Israeli graffiti collective, who worked with U2 on the “American Soul” video. This new video has a strong political message with references to the Ku Klux Klan and President Donald Trump. As a rainbow appears across the screen, a marching line of Klansmen are shown holding torches. Trump is then shown pulling the curtains open in the Oval Office, revealing the line of Klansmen marching past his window – a scene that is later repeated as Trump is shown signing documents at his desk.. ...Read Full Story

The Chainsmokers Unveil New Music And Video For New Track ‘Sick Boy’

The Chainsmokers are back with their first new song of 2018. This time though, the duo has abandoned their romantic hits like “Closer” and “Paris” and decided to take a darker direction with their new single, “Sick Boy.”  The track debuted on January 17 along with its accompanying music video.  The electronic duo dropped their debut studio album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ last year, topping the US charts and reaching number three in the UK.  Meanwhile, ‘Sick Boy’ is a brand new offering, co-written by Tony Ann and Emily Warren and produced by Shaun Frank. The Chainsmokers are currently on tour in North America, though they have a handful of European dates coming up as well as shows in China, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.. ...Read Full Story

Trent Reznor Files Restraining Order Against Neighbor

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has filed a restraining order against his neighbor, claiming that the man has become increasingly threatening toward his family in recent months. In the report, Reznor accuses his neighbor Nader Afshar of expressing hatred of the musician to one of Reznor’s friends, and the vocalist spotted Afshar walking up and down the sidewalk ranting as Reznor was outside playing with his kids. A judge granted Reznor’s request, asking Afshar to stay at least 10 yards away from the singer, his family and any employees who may be working at his residence. A court hearing on the matter has been set for next month.. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp Could Be Joining Marilyn Manson’s Band

Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp have teamed up in the past, and it looks like they could be spending a lot more time together, if you believe the rumors circulating. Manson took to Twitter yesterday to say that “Johnny Depp is considering a position on guitar.” The duo worked together on various videos and projects over the years, with Depp most recently making appearances in Manson’s “SAY10” and “KILL4ME” videos from Manson’s most recent album Heaven Upside Down. This wouldn’t Depp’s first appearance as a guitarist; he and Alice Cooper, along with Joe Perry and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, formed the supergroup Hollywood Vampires back in 2015, where Depp played guitar.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Matthews Band Announces Ninth Studio Album And 2018 Summer Tour

Dave Matthews Band has confirmed a return to the road with an extensive 2018 Summer Tour. The group will be performing in support of their just-announced new studio album. Following an appearance on February 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota as part of the Night Before Super Bowl concert, frontman Dave Matthews will reassemble the band starting on May 18 in The Woodlands, Texas. Each ticket purchased by May 17 for the 2018 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour comes with either a CD or digital download of the currently untitled new album. . ...Read Full Story

Nirvana, Aerosmith, Queen, Jimi Hendrix Among 2018 ‘Grammy Hall Of Fame’ Inductees

The Recording Academy has announced the newest inductions to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. The latest additions recognize a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. The 2018 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees range include David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Band Of Gypsys.” The list also features Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” Queen’s “A Night At The Opera” and Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like A Wheel.” Other inductees include recordings by Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and many more.  See the full list below.. ...Read Full Story

Jack White Announces New Solo Album “Boarding House Reach”

Jack White has announced details of his upcoming 3rd solo album titled Boarding House Reach.  The follow-up to 2014’s Lazaretto will arrive on March 23 and is said to feature elements of “crunching rock’n’roll, electro, hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues and country.” In addition, the former White Stripes man has released an audio stream of Respect Commander and a video for Connected By Love. Boarding House Reach is available for pre-order through the Third Man Records online store. . ...Read Full Story

Singer Dolores O’Riordan Of The Cranberries Dies At 46

Dolores O’Riordan, singer and frontwoman of Irish indie-rock back The Cranberries, has died aged 46 in London. Her publicists released a statement on Monday saying: “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”  The Cranberries were known for its hit 1990s songs “Dreams,” “Linger” and “Zombie.”  O’Riordan split from Don Burton, her husband of 20 years, in 2014. They had three children together.. ...Read Full Story

Joe Perry Assembles All-Star Band For Solo Dates

Joe Perry is touring in support of his new solo album, and he’s invited a bunch of his famous friends. Perry is prepping Sweetzerland Manifesto, his first non-holiday solo studio effort in nearly a decade. Set to drop on Jan. 19, Perry will be working with an array of well-known collaborators including Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, Terry Reid and David “Buster Poindexter” Johansen. Perry was joined by Zander, Extreme singer Gary Cherone and Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo for his set at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Perry’s performance spanned 17 songs, touching on covers and new material in addition Aerosmith classics.. ...Read Full Story

Heart’s Ann Wilson Working On Solo Album to Honor Fallen Artists

Ann Wilson, the lead singer of classic rock band Heart, has revealed that she is working on a new solo project honoring musicians that have passed. “There are a lot of changes in the works,” Wilson shared on social media. It’s a project very dear to me — a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years: Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, and Chris Cornell to name a few.”  Wilson added, “It is thrilling work and I can’t wait for you to hear what we are doing!” The singer also announced a handful of recently revealed solo tour dates, which kick off Jan. 12 in Charenton, LA.. ...Read Full Story

Bon Jovi Announces ‘This House Is Not For Sale Tour’ Spring 2018 Dates

Newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi have announced the spring leg of their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation. The run will kick off in Denver, CO on March 14 and conclude May 14 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The band will celebrate their return to the road with the re-release of This House Is Not For Sale in a new version, containing two brand new songs, “When We Were US” and “Walls.” Tickets go on sale Jan. 19 at 10AM local time at Ticketmaster and through participating venue box offices. . ...Read Full Story

Motorhead Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Passes Away At 67

‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, the former guitarist of Motorhead, died Wednesday at the age of 67. The musician died while being treated in a hospital for pneumonia. The official Facebook page of Motorhead announced Clarke’s death alongside statements from other Motorhead members, including Phil Campbell and Mikey Dee. Clarke played with Motorhead from 1976 to 1982 until he left and formed Fastway with ex-UFO bassist Peter Way. Clarke was the last living member from Motorhead’s classic period, following the deaths of Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in 2016 and Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister in 2016.. ...Read Full Story

Queen, Tina Turner To Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Queen are among the acts set to be receive with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Joining the legendary rockers as recipients of the prestigious honor from The Recording Academy are Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, The Meters, Louis Jordan and Hal Blaine. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held this summer, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks.  The Grammy Awards will take place on January 28 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.. ...Read Full Story

Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf And Struggling With Nerve Damage

Eric Clapton is facing health issues beyond the chronic nerve problems that have affected his back and hands. The guitar great is also suffering from tinnitus, a hearing problem often caused by excessive noise. But fortunately, he’s not giving up on music. “I am still going to work. I’m doing a few gigs,” Clapton said. Clapton has drastically cut back on his touring schedule after considering retirement, but said he remains thankful for fans who continue attending his occasional shows. Clapton appeared on BBC to discuss the new documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. Set to air on Showtime on Feb. 10, 2018.. ...Read Full Story

Robert Plant Announces New Live ‘Festival of Disruption’ DVD

Robert Plant will release a live DVD that features an eight-song performance with his current band the Sensational Space Shifters. Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters Live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption will be released on Feb. 9 and the film will be available on iTunes beginning Friday, January 12th.  It documents the singer’s set at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel Theatre in October 2016, which helped raise funds for the David Lynch Foundation. Proceeds from sales of the DVD will also benefit the foundation.  . ...Read Full Story

The Doobie Brothers And Steely Dan Teaming For American Tour

The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan have announced that they will be joining forces on the road this spring and summer when they launch a co-headlining tour of North America. The tour will include shows in over 30 cities and is scheduled to kick off on May 10th in Charlotte, NC at the PNC Music Pavilion and will be concluding on July 14th in Bethel, NY at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The U.S. ticket pre-sale for most shows will be available to Citi cardmembers via their Private Pass program. The pre-sale is set to begin on Wednesday, Jan 10th, at 10 AM.. ...Read Full Story

Rod Stewart Set For 2018 Summer Tour With Cyndi Lauper

Rod Stewart plans to spend another summer on the road, as the legendary singer announced a 22-date North American summer tour. Cyndi Lauper will once again serve as special guest on the tour, which begins June 25th at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.  One month later, the tour picks up again on July 24th in Hollywood, Florida and makes its way across the nation’s arenas and amphitheaters before concluding September 1st at Seattle’s White River Amphitheater.  Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on January 12th.. ...Read Full Story

Legendary Rock Producer Chris Tsangarides Passes Away At 61

Rock producer Chris Tsangarides, who worked with dozens of artists including Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore, dies of heart failure after pneumonia battle.  He was 61.  The news was confirmed by his daughter, Anastasia, on Facebook. Tsangarides’ first work was as a sound engineer on Judas Priest’s 1976 album Sad Wings Of Destiny. Tsangarides also collaborated with dozens of other artists, including Anvil, Exodus, Girlschool, Helloween, Ian Gillan, Steeleye Span, Strawbs, Killing Joke, Yngwie Malmsteen, Magnum, The Sisters of Mercy, New Model Army and Depeche Mode.. ...Read Full Story

Lana Del Rey Faces Radiohead Lawsuit Over Song’s ‘Creep’ Similarities

Lana Del Rey has responded to reports that she is being sued by Radiohead for copyright infringement. This weekend, it was alleged that Del Rey was accused of copying elements of their 1993 hit ‘Creep’ on her ‘Lust For Life’ album track ‘Get Free’. Del Rey said on Twitter the matter would be dealt with in court. “It’s true about the lawsuit,” she wrote. “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing – I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”. ...Read Full Story

Ray Thomas, Moody Blues Founding Member, Dies at 76

Ray Thomas, flautist and vocalist for the rock group The Moody Blues, has died at 76. His music label, Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records, says Thomas died suddenly Thursday at his home in Surrey, near London. No cause of death was given Sunday (Jan. 7), but Thomas disclosed in 2014 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Born in 1941, Thomas founded The Moody Blues in 1964 with fellow musicians including Mike Pinder and Denny Laine. The band is due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in April.. ...Read Full Story