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Yoko Ono Announces ‘Warzone’ LP

Yoko Ono has announced a new album, five years after releasing her Take Me to the Land of Hell LP. Titled Warzone, the 13-track effort will arrive October 19 through Chimera Music, the label collective co-run by Sean Ono Lennon. Warzone brings together rerecorded, reimagined versions of songs from Ono’s own catalogue, ranging from 1970 to 2009. The tracklist is rounded out with a version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which Ono received a songwriting credit for last year from the National Music Publishers Association. You can hear the album’s title track below, as well as see the full tracklist and album’s cover art.. ...Read Full Story

David Bowie’s Long-Lost First Recording Has Been Found

The first recording of David Bowie will be sold at auction in September, after a bandmate found the 55-year-old demo in a breadbasket.  Then known as David Jones, a 16-year-old Bowie was part of a group called The Konrads. The recording is of him singing I Never Dreamed. It was part of a demo made in the hopes of landing an audition with the record company Decca. David Hadfield, who is selling the recording that is expected to fetch more than $17,000, was both the drummer and manager of the The Konrads.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Dylan to Release Rare ’60s Live Recordings

Bob Dylan will release a collection of live performances previously available on a limited basis, in very small quantities, entitled Live 1962 – 1966: Rare Performances From the Copyright Collections, The release from Sony will be available July 27th. The songs in the two-CD set are drawn from limited-run compilations Sony has released in the past six years to protect the recordings from European copyright law.  Dylan is currently on a world tour that is scheduled to wrap up Aug. 28 in Christchurch, New Zealand.. ...Read Full Story

Tom Petty Fans Asked To Submit Pictures And Videos For New Music Video

Tom Petty fans are being asked to submit their own videos and photos for inclusion in a new music video.  The video will be for a song taken from ‘An American Treasure’, a box set of unreleased material and the first to be released since Petty passed away in October 2017 aged 66. The album is due for release on September 28, and will feature 60 songs, as well as new versions of classic songs alongside live performances. Fans are being asked to submit their own photos and videos of the band which can include a picture taken with Petty, a favorite video moment taken during a live show or any other special picture memories fans have taken of the band. Fans can find out more about the video and upload material here.. ...Read Full Story

Jerry Cantrell Of Alice In Chains Shares New Single “Setting Sun”

Jerry Cantrell, the guitarist/vocalist for the rock band Alice in Chains has shared the new solo track, “Setting Sun.” The track is inspired by the DC Entertainment’s new graphic novel DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DELUXE EDITION. The graphic novel is available now in comic book shops, bookstores as well as digitally. “Setting Sun” was written by Cantrell for the DC graphic novel and recorded in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mike Elizondo and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates. “Setting Sun” is the sixth release in a series of tracks inspired by the new graphic novel and is available to fans through all digital platforms and you can go to them by clicking here.. ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Returns To Old Favorites With New Album ‘In the Blue Light’

Paul Simon is remastering some of his classic songs for his new LP titled In the Blue Light.  Simon co-produced this studio project with longtime collaborator Roy Halee. Simon reached back to selected songs from 1973’s There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, 1975’s Still Crazy After All These Years, 1980’s One-Trick Pony, 1983’s Hearts and Bones, 1990’s The Rhythm of the Saints, 2000’s You’re the One and 2011’s So Beautiful or So What. The songs have been redone with new arrangements and guest stars, including Wynton Marsalis and Bill Frisell. A complete track listing is below.  In the Blue Light is due to be released on Sept. 7.. ...Read Full Story

Amy Lee Confirms Evanescence Are Planning First Studio Album Since 2011

Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee says the band is in the beginning stages of preparation for the follow-up to their third studio album, 2011’s Evanescence. It will be the first record of all-original material from the band in about eight years. The last Evanescence album, 2017’s Synthesis, consisted of only a few new songs and re-workings of some of the band’s greatest hits. Evanescence’s band members — Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/background vocalist Jen Majura — are currently on the “Synthesis Live” tour. Dates run through Sept. 8 in Ridgefield, Wash, with Lindsey Stirling co-headlining the shows.Stirling is a violinist, dancer and YouTube star who performs on the Synthesis track “Hi-Lo.. ...Read Full Story

Twenty One Pilots Announce World Tour, Release Two New Songs

Twenty One Pilots have announced a new world tour in support of their upcoming fifth studio album, Trench, launching in October. Trench is set for release on Oct. 5 and will include the songs “Jumpsuit” and “Nico and the Niners,” which were released on YouTube and music streaming platforms Wednesday. Twenty One Pilots, which consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, will embark on the Bandito Tour starting on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The band will continue to tour in North America until Nov. 21 with a performance at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Registration for first-access tickets through Ticketmaster’s verified fan program has begun and will last until July 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public starting on July 20 at 10 a.m. local time.. ...Read Full Story

Rob Zombie And Marilyn Manson Cover The Beatles’ ‘Helter Skelter’

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have released their joint cover version of THE BEATLES’ classic song “Helter Skelter.”  Zombie and Manson kicked off their 29-date North American trek in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday. The two artists previously toured together in 2012 on the “Twins Of Evil” tour. Zombie released his latest album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, in 2016. Manson issued “Heaven Upside Down” in 2017. Listen to “Helter Skelter” below.. ...Read Full Story

Supergroup Dream Child Debuts Their Video For “Under The Wire”

Former Dio guitarist Craig Goldy has formed a new supergroup Dream Child, and they have their debut album on the way soon. “Under the Wire,” is their new video from the album Until Death Do We Meet Again. The video is an exclusive premiere of a song that will be included on the LP, which comes out on Sept. 14. The project came about when Goldy recruited former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright, Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo, Michael Schenker Group keyboardist Wayne Findlay and Helker singer Diego Valdez for a new supergroup. You can watch “Under the Wire” below!. ...Read Full Story

Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Re-Enters British Charts Before Trump Visit

Thanks to a social media campaign launched in May by a Twitter group calling itself “American Idiot For UK No. 1 When Trump Visits” encouraging Brits to push Green Day’s 2004 hit “American Idiot” to No. 1 on the singles charts, the track is now currently No. 18 on the Official Charts tally, and it also hit No. 1 on Amazon’s best-seller list. The song was originally written about Pres. George W. Bush and features the refrain “Welcome to a new kind of tension/ All across the alien nation/ Where everything isn’t mean to be okay/ Television dreams of tomorrow/ We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.” . ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Returns To Top 10 On Billboard 200 Chart After Deluxe Reissue

Guns N’ Roses’ classic 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction, returns to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart after more than 29 years. The former No. 1 re-enters at No. 10, following its deluxe remastered reissue on June 29.  For tracking and charting purposes, all versions of Appetite for Destruction are combined;  the album was reissued in a variety of formats: the standard 12-track remastered album, a new deluxe edition with 18 bonus tracks, a double vinyl LP set, a 73-track super deluxe set, and a limited edition Locked N’ Loaded box set with four CDs, a blu-ray disc, seven vinyl LPs and seven 7” vinyl singles. Additionally, one of the set’s new bonus tunes — a previously unreleased version of the track “Shadow of Your Love” — has peaked at No. 5 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. Appetite for Destruction debuted on the Billboard 200 dated Aug. 29, 1987 at No. 182 and eventually reached No. 1 nearly a year later, on the Aug. 6, 1988-dated list. The set spent five nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 and finished 1988 as the No. 6 biggest album on the Billboard 200.. ...Read Full Story

Good Charlotte Announce “Generation RX” North American Tour In Support Of New Album

On July 9, Good Charlotte announced that they’ll be kicking off a North American tour this fall in support of their seventh studio album Generation Rx. The tour will start off in Mexico City on Oct. 12 and will finish in Las Vegas, NV on Nov. 24. Fans that are a part of the fan club can purchase pre-sale tickets starting tomorrow (July 10) on the band’s website. Generation Rx will be officially released on Sept. 14. After the North American tour Good Charlotte will hit the road again, going overseas to The UK and Europe starting in February 1, 2019. Check out the complete list of tour dates below.. ...Read Full Story

Singer Elvis Costello Cancels Tour After Revealing Cancer Surgery

British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello announced he was cancelling the remainder of his European tour after revealing he had undergone surgery for cancer. Costello, 63, said he had been forced to call off the final six dates of his tour which included concerts in Croatia, Austria, Norway and Sweden on medical grounds. Costello said in a statement, “Six weeks ago my specialist called me and said, ‘You should start playing the Lotto’ He had rarely, if ever, seen such a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy that could be defeated by a single surgery.” His doctor had now advised him to take a break from touring and rest. “The spirit has been more than willing but I have to now accept that it is going to take longer than I would have wished for me to recover my full strength,” Costello said. “Therefore, I must reluctantly cancel all the remaining engagements of this tour.”. ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen Officially Releases Legendary 1978 Roxy Concert

Bruce Springsteen has just released his legendary 1978 performance at the Roxy. The four hour set is newly mixed and remastered, and was officially made available through his ongoing archival live series the day before its 40th anniversary on Saturday, July 7.  Seven songs from the show were previously released on Springsteen’s Live 1975-1985 collection. Highlights include the live debuts of “Point Blank” and “Independence Day” on piano, covers of Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” and Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” and the complete version of “Backstreets” containing the “Sad Eyes” interlude. You can see the full tracklist and purchase a copy on Live Bruce Springsteen.. ...Read Full Story

Rock Band Ratt Part Ways With Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso

Rock veteran Jimmy DeGrasso has confirmed he will not be joining Ratt on tour, and he is no longer part of the heavy rock group. Frontman Stephen Pearcy recently told fans he and fellow original member, bassist Juan Croucier, would be hitting the road this summer with a “new breed” of Ratt, although he didn’t share full details on who would be joining the band onstage. That came after guitarist Warren DeMartini was reportedly dismissed from the group, prompting musician Carlos Cavazo to exit the band too. The revamped Ratt are due to kick off their tour in Kansas on Saturday, July 7. DeGrasso had previously been recruited as a replacement for longtime Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer, who had been embroiled in a bitter trademark battle with Pearcy in 2015 over the group’s name.. ...Read Full Story

Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranormal Evening’ In Paris Concert Set Announced

Alice Cooper has spent the last year promoting his Paranormal album and next month he’ll release a live album, A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris from the tour. The album will feature classics like “Poison” “School’s Out” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy” alongside cuts like “Pain” and “Woman of Mass Destruction,” as well as the Paranormal single “Paranoiac Personality.” The album is set for an Aug. 31 release.  You can preorder the live album right here, and check out its track list and cover art below. Meanwhile, Cooper returns to the road Aug. 3 in West Allis, Mich. and will tour through October. . ...Read Full Story

Prophets Of Rage Finishing Off Second Album

Prophets of Rage, the Rage Against the Machine offshoot, are nearing completion of their second album, and a new track is to be released this Friday (Jul. 7). Bassist Tim Commerford described the 13-track follow-up to their 2017 self-titled debut, suggesting it could contain a wider range of genres. Prophets of Rage are currently on tour in Europe, with a North American run scheduled to start on Jul. 22.  You can see the full schedule on their website.. ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney Announces “Freshen Up” Tour Dates In Canada

Paul McCartney has announced the first dates of his Freshen Up Tour, which begins with four concerts in Canada this September. The concert tour will be the first time McCartney will perform tracks from his upcoming new album Egypt Station. The Canadian stops of his tour mark the first time in at least five years that McCartney has played in Canada. In addition to the brief Freshen Up tour, McCartney is also among the headliners at this year’s Austin City Limits Festival in October. That two-weekend festival will be the only North American festival that McCartney plays in 2018, according to his website.. ...Read Full Story

Panic! At The Disco Earns Second Consecutive #1 On Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart

Rock band Panic! At The Disco have earned their  second consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with their critically acclaimed sixth album, Pray For The Wicked. Debuting at No. 1 on iTunes in 22 countries, the album launched with 180,000 equivalent album units earned, 151,000 of which were traditional album sales. Both figures represent the biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018, according to Billboard. According to Nielsen Music, the album saw the fifth-largest week for a vinyl effort since the company began tracking sales in 1991. Lead single ‘Say Amen (Saturday Night) is also currently No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart.. ...Read Full Story