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Former Journey Singer Steve Perry To Release “Traces” Solo Album This October

Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry will release a new solo album titled “Traces” on October 5 via Fantasy Records. Perry teased his return by launching what appears to be an official web site and social media accounts. The initial posting on the sites contained a simple message: “I know it’s been a long time comin’.”  It has been reported that Perry will appear on the October 7 edition of “CBS Sunday Morning”, presumably to promote his new solo effort. Last year, Perry said that his next solo album was inspired by a personal tragedy. Perry last released a solo album in 1994, “For The Love Of Strange Medicine”, which was certified gold in the U.S. Perry’s final full concert with Journey took place in early 1987. He later rejoined his bandmates in 1991 to honor late concert promoter Bill Graham and also appeared with Journey when they received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2005. . ...Read Full Story

Stryper’s Oz Fox Hospitalized After Suffering Seizure Onstage In Las Vegas

Stryper guitarist Oz Fox suffered a seizure and fell during a performance Saturday night, Aug. 11 at Harrah’s Las Vegas while playing with his side project, Sin City Sinners. According to a statement from Stryper doctors are focusing on “an area of concern” on Fox’s brain which they will run a biopsy on. The band will continue touring as a trio until the guitarist returns and they’re anticipating he’ll make a “full recovery.” Stryper are scheduled to begin their tour of Australia this Friday, August 17 in support of their new record, God Damn Evil. The band then heads to Tokyo, Japan before returning to the States in September. The full list of dates can be found here.. ...Read Full Story

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke Announces Solo Tour Dates In U.S.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke will embark on a tour of the United States this fall, playing material from his solo albums The Eraser and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, as well as from the sole Atoms for Peace record, Amok. The 19-date tour will begin on Nov. 23 at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday. You can check Yorke’s page for more details. On tour, Yorke will be joined by his producer and partner in Atoms for Peace, Nigel Godrich, as well as visual artist Tarik Barri. Cellist Oliver Coates will be the opening act on the tour. . ...Read Full Story

Los Angeles County District Attorney Dismisses Marilyn Manson Sexual Assault Case

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has declined to charge Marilyn Manson in a sexual assault case from October 2011. The public allegations come following a police report filed in May 2018 alleging “unspecified sex crimes” from 2011. Legal documents were revealed that state Manson was accused of raping a woman in 2011. The exact details of the case are unclear, but according to the DA, they declined to press charges based on an “absence of corroboration.”Manson also reportedly faced battery and assault with a deadly weapon allegations but the statute of limitations has expired which prohibits the DA from charging Manson. Manson’s attorney Howard E. King, Esq., released a statement saying, “Under current policy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney must investigate any claim of sexual abuse, no matter how outlandish. It is not surprising that the District Attorney, after investigation, summarily rejected the claims made in a police report filed by a former acquaintance against Brian Warner p/k/a Marilyn Manson.”. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam Brings Out Members Of Soundgarden And Mudhoney At Seattle Show

Pearl Jam invited some of their fellow local legends to join them at their Seattle homecoming. Two members of Mudhoney, frontman Mark Arm and guitarist Steve Turner, and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil joined sat in for three songs that paid tribute to their roots. The two Seattle shows were Pearl Jam’s first dates in their hometown in five years. From here, they’ll play in Missoula, Mont., followed by two shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field and another two at Boston’s Fenway Park. . ...Read Full Story

Twenty One Pilots Drop ‘Levitate’ Video

Twenty One Pilots have released “Levitate,” the third song from their upcoming album Trench. The band has also released a video for the song, which continues the storyline of “Jumpsuit” and “Nico And The Niners,” the first two songs from their fifth studio album, which were released last month.  Last month, Twenty One Pilots made headlines when they broke the record for the fastest rise to the top spot on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs radio airplay chart. The band will promote their album on a world tour set to launch on October 16 in Nashville, Tennessee. The North American leg will conclude on November 21 in Kansas City, Missouri, after which the band will head to Australia, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, the U.K, Spain and Portugal. Trench is due out on October 5.. ...Read Full Story

Force Metal Festival Announces 2018 Lineup Featuring System Of A Down, Slayer And Danzig

Force Metal Festival has released its official lineup and it is filled with many huge acts of the rock genre. The festival, which will take place in Teotihuacan, near Mexico City, includes performances by System of a Down, Slayer, Alice in Chains, Lamb of God and more. Also slated to appear at this year’s event and joining the headlining bands will be acts such as Anthrax, Stone Temple Pilots, Danzig, Carcass, Dee Snider, Carcass, NOFX, Testament and Dark Funeral. The two-day festival will start the weekend of October 6th and the 7th near the Teotihuacan Aztec pyramids. This year’s event will feature four different stages scattered throughout the Teotihuacan Golf Club. It will also have campsites, amusement park games, and a food court. Tickets are available through StubHub. For more information for the 2018 edition of Force Fest, check out the official website.. ...Read Full Story

Rumors Circulating That Brian Johnson And Phil Rudd Are Back in AC/DC

Rumor has it that vocalist Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd could be back with AC/DC. The duo were photographed together outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios, where the last three AC/DC albums were recorded, causing speculation that perhaps a new album is coming. The photo of Rudd and Johnson was shared by The Georgia Straight early on Wednesday. Phil Rudd was booted from AC/DC following an incident in 2014 where the drummer was charged with attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill and possession of meth and cannabis. And Johnson exited the band mid-tour after suffering serious hearing issues.  In the meantime, AC/DC got rave reviews when Axl Rose stepped up as vocalist, helping the band complete their tour following Johnson’s departure. Many thought that Axl would remain with AC/DC and even record an album with the band.. ...Read Full Story

Aerosmith’s First Tour Van Found by ‘American Pickers’

Aerosmith’s first-ever tour van was featured on a recent episode of American Pickers after being discovered by hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. The 1964 International Harvester Metro, with the band name painted on its side, had spent decades rusting in a woodland near Chesterfield, Mass. The episode, titled “Roll Like a Rock Star,” first aired on July 30 and is available to watch on demand via History.com. Wolfe and Fritz were told that the vehicle was already there when the current property owner took possession. The previous owner was said to have had some connection with Aerosmith, although it wasn’t clear what that might be. Pictures of the van were sent to Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, who in turn contacted co-founding guitarist Ray Tabano. Tabano lives nearby, so he came to see the van and confirmed it was the real deal – even bringing a photo of himself seated inside. . ...Read Full Story

Stevie Nicks Is Returning For ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

Series creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that Stevie Nicks will return for American Horror Story: Apocalypse. She made an earlier appearance as the White Witch during the show’s 2014 season, titled “Coven.” The new season of American Horror Story represents a crossover between “Coven” and season one, called “Murder House.” Series actors Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe and others are also back. “So thrilled that the family is together again!” Murphy wrote via Twitter. The Fleetwood Mac star guest starred in “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks,” the 10th episode of the third season. American Horror Story: Apocalypse is set to debut Sept. 12 on FX.. ...Read Full Story

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Takes A Tumble Onstage In Manchester

During Monday night’s show in Manchester, England, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson took a tumble but was able to laugh it off afterward. During the performance of “2 Minutes to Midnight,” Dickinson had perched himself on top of a riser, but he lost his footing as he prepared to exit his spot and took a tumble downward to the front of the stage. Dickinson caught himself before he tumbled completely off the stage, but did give an exasperated flop at the end before picking himself up and resuming the performance; you can see the video footage below. Iron Maiden’s “Legacy of the Beast” tour is currently making its way through England, with dates remaining in Birmingham and London. See the full list of dates here.. ...Read Full Story

Korn’s Jonathan Davis Announces Additional ‘Black Labyrinth’ Tour Dates For Fall 2018

Korn’s Jonathan Davis will set out on another leg of U.S. tour dates this fall in support of his Black Labyrinth solo debut disc. Davis has selected The Birthday Massacre and Julien-K to join him on the road, with the next round of dates kicking off Oct. 6 in El Paso, Texas. The run also includes festival stops at the Aftershock Festival and the Freakers Ball along the way, with the tour concluding Nov. 10 in Lexington, Ky. The full list of dates can be viewed below.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda To Headline 2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda is moving forward in support of his Post Traumatic solo album by signing on to headline the 2018 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Shinoda, who will play a number of festivals in Europe and Asia in the next couple of months, will return to North America in October to kick off the run on Oct. 10 in Montreal. The 22-date tour will play in both U.S. and Canadian cities before wrapping up Nov. 17 in Silver Spring, Md. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday (Aug. 10) at 10AM local time in each market and you can get your tickets through Shinoda’s website or the Outbreak Presents website.  Check out all the dates for the tour listed below.. ...Read Full Story

Foreigner Announces Four Additional Reunion Concerts Featuring Original Members

Legendary rock band Foreigner have announced Double Vision: Then And Now”, four special celebration events featuring all current band members, plus the original band members. Lou Gramm, Dennis Elliott, Al Greenwood, Ian McDonald and Rick Wills will join Mick Jones and Foreigner’s current lineup on these reunion dates. Foreigner’s first reunion concert featuring all original members took place Saturday, August 4, at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, South Dakota. The reunion shows come on the heels of the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER’s best-selling album, “Double Vision.” You can see a full list of reunion dates below.. ...Read Full Story

Courtney Love Joins Smashing Pumpkins At ‘Anniversary’ Show

Billy Corgan and Courtney Love were reunited onstage in Holmdel, N.J. as Love joined Corgan’s band the Smashing Pumpkins for three songs during a special “30th Anniversary” concert. Love sang along with two songs from her band Hole’s 1998 album Celebrity Skin: the title track and “Malibu” (both songs she co-wrote with Corgan), and also joined in on the Pumpkins’ hit “Bullet With Butterfly Wings.” Love’s appearance was part of a show in which Corgan and company shared the stage with the Deftones’ Chino Moreno, the Killers’ Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer, New Order’s Peter Hook and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, who led the band in a run through his band’s hit, “Fly,” as well as a cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law.”  The Smashing Pumpkins have been on tour celebrating their 30th anniversary since early July, and recently released a new single, “Solara.”. ...Read Full Story

Whitesnake To Release ‘Unzipped’ — Five-CD Acoustic & Rare Set Collection

Whitesnake announced the October 19 release of Unzipped, a collection of rare and unreleased acoustic performances which were recorded over the past two decades. Unzipped will be available in a number of different formats, including single-CD; double-CD and double-vinyl-LP versions; streaming and electronic formats; and a “Super Deluxe” five-CD/DVD set. The latter will include Starkers in Tokyo, a 1997 Japan-only release that will make its North American debut in this package. Whitesnake just wrapped up their summer Juke Box Heroes tour with Foreigner and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.. ...Read Full Story

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces ‘Live In Atlantic City’ Album

Lynyrd Skynyrd is currently winding down their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.  However, fans will still be able to hear more from the legendary band. Lynyrd Skynyrd recently announced a new live album featuring recordings from their 2006 Atlantic City, NJ show. The show combined the legendary rockers with modern musicians such as 3 Doors Down, Hank Williams Jr. and Bo Bice. Live In Atlantic City is due September 21 and pre-orders are available here. It will be available as a CD/Blu-ray Digipak, two-LP vinyl set, DVD, Blu-ray and digital download. The home video version will contain a bonus feature called Lynyrd Skynyrd Confidential.. ...Read Full Story

Aerosmieth’s Steven Tyler Completes Cover Of Rolling Stone Classic “Brown Sugar”

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler recorded a cover of the Rolling Stones’ 1971 classic “Brown Sugar” during a session at legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme also played on the sessions, Tyler said during the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Unfortunately, no further details were released and It is unclear when Tyler will release his version of “Brown Sugar,” or on what project.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Grohl Announces New Solo Project, ‘Play’

Dave Grohl has announced Play, a two-part mini-documentary that features a 23-minute solo piece in which Grohl plays seven different instruments.  The film was directed by Grohl with help from his Sonic Highways collaborator Mark Monroe, and “celebrates the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument,” according to a press release. The film is set for an August 10 release.  You can watch a teaser for the film below.. ...Read Full Story

Alice In Chains To Replace Avenged Sevenfold At “Louder Than Life” Festival

Alice In Chains will be replacing Avenged Sevenfold at the Louder Than Life Festival on Sept. 28.  The announcement follows the news that Avenged Sevenfold had to cancel the rest of their North American tour with Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace. In a post by the band, it was revealed that due to a serious problem with frontman M. Shadow’s vocal cords, they would no longer be able to play the shows that they had lined up. Due to Shadow’s vocal chord issues, Alice In Chains has been brought on board for this year’s edition of Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life Festival. The festival will run September 28th-30th, and you can check out the updated lineup for the Louder Than Life Festival below.. ...Read Full Story

Disturbed Finish New Album, Ask Fans to Choose First Single

Rock band Disturbed have officially completed work on their new album, and now they’re launching a website asking fans to vote on what the lead single should be. There are two options, which are labeled “HEAVY” and “BALLAD.” You can vote here, as well as sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know when new music has been released. You can also watch their latest studio update in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Disturbed Finish New Album, Ask Fans to Choose First Single

Rock band Disturbed have officially completed work on their new album, and now they’re launching a website asking fans to vote on what the lead single should be. There are two options, which are labeled “HEAVY” and “BALLAD.” You can vote here, as well as sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know when new music has been released. You can also watch their latest studio update in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Sammy Hagar Offers First Preview Of Supergroup The Circle’s New Album

Having wrapped up his band The Circle’s new album just last month, Sammy Hagar posted to his Instagram account a clip of himself listening to the record in the studio and singing along with it. The Circle is Hagar’s latest band that also includes bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson. It’s the first LP of original material by the group, whose previous effort, 2015’s At Your Service, was a live record that incorporated hits from Hagar’s past, as well as some Led Zeppelin covers in a nod to Bonham’s late father. A couple of weeks ago, Bonham said the album is a “concept kind of album” in that it’s meant to be played in order, from start to finish. On his Instagram clip, Hagar used the hashtags “#lastsongonrecord,” suggesting that the song is the album’s closer, and “#january,” which could be anything from when he plans to release the record to the name of the track. . ...Read Full Story

Twenty One Pilots Debut ‘Nico and the Niners’ Music Video

Twenty One Pilots have released their new music video for the track “Nico and the Niners,” the latest song from their upcoming album Trench. The video was directed by frequent collaborator Andrew Donoho. The duo also made headlines earlier this week, when they broke the record for the fastest rise to the top spot on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs radio airplay chart. The band’s new single “Jumpsuit” has made the quickest leap to the top of the Billboard chart since Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy” in 2009. “Jumpsuit” is the lead single from the duo’s upcoming fifth studio album, Trench, which is scheduled to be released on October 5. . ...Read Full Story

Marilyn Manson Forced To Cancel Show Due To Illness

Marilyn Manson cited “the flu” as the reason he was unable to perform in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Thursday night (July 26). According to a message on his official Twitter account, “Manson is recovering and is set to perform at all other scheduled dates at Heavy Montreal.” After Manson abruptly canceled his Toronto show, video surfaced on Twitter showing the crowd’s reaction to the announcement. Manson’s stage backdrops were already hung in anticipation of the scheduled performance. The show was part of the Marilyn’s “Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming” tour with Rob Zombie, which kicked off earlier in the month. Marilyn is on the road supporting his latest album, “Heaven Upside Down”, which was released last October.. ...Read Full Story

Lamb of God’s Chris Adler Leaves Slayer Tour Due to “Unforeseen Circumstances”

Lamb of God were set to kick off a run of North American tour dates with Slayer in Gilford, New Hampshire last night (July 26th) but with just hours left before the show began, the band announced that drummer Chris Adler will be sitting out the entire tour due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Prong and Winds of Plague drummer Art Cruz has been hired to fill in for Adler, per his own request. The second leg of Slayer’s farewell tour, featuring Anthrax, Testament, and Napalm Death, is set to run through August 26th. Lamb of God said that Adler would be back soon, writing: “We expect to see Chris returning in the very near future. We will see you all on the road soon.” . ...Read Full Story

Early Bob Seger Recording Coming On Heavy Music Compilation

A collection of vintage Bob Seger material is featured on “Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967”, a new compilation set for release on September 7. The package presents the series of singles Seger issued with his band, The Last Heard, one of several local Detroit groups the rocker worked with. Seger & The Last Heard appeared on the Detroit TV show “Swingin’ Time”, as “Heavy Music” climbed and peaked at No. 103 on the Billboard charts. “Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967” marks the first time that all of the group’s recorded output will be made available since their original mid-60s releases. The collection will be available as a single CD, a single 180-gram vinyl LP, and on all digital platforms. Listen to the track and read more about the release here.. ...Read Full Story

Joan Jett Documentary “Bad Reputation” Trailer Is Released

In a new trailer for the upcoming documentary Bad Reputation, Joan Jett takes audiences through her rise to fame beginning in the ’70s. Jett discusses her fight to break into the male-dominated industry, and how she blazed a trail to the top, first with the all-girl rock band the Runaways, and later as the frontwoman for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.The movie hits theaters and streaming services on Sept. 28. You can watch the trailer below.. ...Read Full Story

Slash Releases New Track “Driving Rain”

Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, have released their brand new single Driving Rain. It’s the first material taken from the band’s upcoming album Living The Dream, which is set to arrive on September 21 via Slash’s own label Snakepit Records and Roadrunner Records. In addition to the new single, the cover art and tracklist for Living The Dream have been revealed. Find them below, along with pre-order details.. ...Read Full Story

Jackson Browne, Graham Nash And Emmylou Harris Headline “Lantern Tour”

Jackson Browne confirmed he will take part in the Lantern Tour, joining several artists — including Graham Nash, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle — to advocate for the end of the Trump administration’s separation policies for immigrant families detained at U.S. borders. Other artists appearing on the five-city tour include Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin and Lila Downs. Not all artists will appear on all dates of the tour, which begins a brief run in October. You can see the full list of tour dates below.. ...Read Full Story