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Foo Fighters Announce North American Tour This Summer/Fall

The Foo Fighters announced the next leg of their tour in support of the 2017 effort Concrete and Gold. Spanning from July through October, the tour will take the band across arenas and baseball stadiums. Acts such as The Struts, The Beaches, The Monsieurs, Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, Melkbelly, Touched by Gohul, The Joy Formidable and Gang of Youths will all be opening for the Foo Fighters on this upcoming run, on various dates. See the full list of tour dates in the article below. . ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney Performs New Single “Come Home To You”

Rumors have it that a new Paul McCartney album will be released soon, some saying possibly even as soon as Friday. McCartney debuted a brand new song called “Come Home to You” during his recent surprise show at a small pub in Liverpool. Buzz is growing that McCartney will release a new album “this Friday” (apparently meaning June 15). There has been no official confirmation of this report, however.  Back in January McCartney said in a Q&A on his website that he was “putting the finishing touches” on a new album —  his 17th solo studio LP and his first since 2013’s New. McCartney also just taped an episode of Carpool Karaoke with The Late Late Show host James Corden. McCartney’s Karaoke appearance will air at some point next week. You can check out the new song below!. ...Read Full Story

Death Cab For Cutie Announce New Album ‘Thank You For Today’ And Premiere New Single

Death Cab For Cutie have announced that they are releasing their ninth album, Thank You For Today, on 8/17. It’s the band’s first without any involvement from founding member Chris Walla, who left the group back in 2015, and their first album with new members Dave Depper and Zac Rae in the studio. The group has been teasing the album over the last few months, announcing fall tour dates and sharing a preview of a new track called “Your Hurricane.” The lead single “Gold Rush,” samples Yoko Ono and made its debut alongside a music video. Listen and watch below!. ...Read Full Story

Greta Van Fleet Announce 2018 World Tour

Greta Van Fleet has just announced another batch of tour dates, coming to the western end of North America followed by winter shows throughout Europe. Though they haven’t released their full-length debut album yet, Greta Van Fleet is the hottest new name in rock and roll. They’ve accumulated 75 million plays on Spotify and their video for “Highway Tune,” and is about to break 18 million views on YouTube. The newly announced string of dates will begin Sept. 7 in Seattle, Wash. and continue through North America until a Madison, Wis. gig on Oct. 11. After a two-week break, Greta will visit Europe, playing Paris on Oct. 26 and weaving their way through the continent until headlining Manchester, England’s Academy Manchester on Nov. 15. Check out Greta Van Fleet’s full 2018 touring schedule below.. ...Read Full Story

Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French Reveals Prostate Cancer Scare

Twisted Sister’s guitarist Jay Jay French revealed in a new interview that he had been diagnosed prostate cancer; however he believes he has beaten the disease. In an interview, French, 65, said “I’m a prostate cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in March and I had an operation in April, and they tell me I’m cured.”  He also said that because of his family history, he and his doctors have been screening for the disease over the years. “They’ve been watching me for 15 years,” he noted, “because my father died of it … in ’84. And then starting in 2004, they started watching me carefully, and my brother carefully, and we knew this wasn’t a matter of ‘if’; it was a matter of ‘when.’ So when [I was] finally diagnosed … I had to deal with it,” French continued. “[I] had to proactively deal with it. … I went in the hospital and had it removed.” Twisted Sister’s farewell tour concluded in 2016 in Monterrey, Mexico as part of the Corona Northside Rock Park Meeting Fest.. ...Read Full Story

Daughtry To Release ‘Cage To Rattle’ Album In July

Rock band DAUGHTRY has released a new single, “Deep End”. The track will be featured on the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album, “Cage To Rattle”, which is set for release on July 27 and is available for pre-order now. Fans who pre-order the album will receive “Deep End” as well as “Backbone” as instant downloads. Daughtry has released four studio albums, scored four No. 1 hits, and the band has sold over eight million albums and 16 million singles. “‘Cage To Rattle’ has been the most fun yet most challenging album we’ve ever made,” says Chris Daughtry. “It’s a musical stew we’ve been cooking up for more than two years and we can’t wait to satisfy the appetites of our amazing fans who’ve been patiently waiting for this record!”. ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin Announce 50th Anniversary Illustrated Book

Led Zeppelin celebrates their 50th anniversary this year and the rockstars are celebrating this momentous milestone with the release of an illustrated book entitled Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin. The group’s official social media accounts announced the new project, with surviving members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones providing input for the 400-page collection. The self-titled book is set to be released in October via Reel Art Press, and can currently be pre-ordered. The project is set to include “previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.”. ...Read Full Story

Rock Band Ghost Announce Dates For 2018 North American Fall Tour

Following the No. 3 debut of Ghost’s latest album, Prequelle, the band has announced a massive North American tour that will get underway this fall. The dates include some previously announced headlining dates at the Forum in Los Angeles and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The band is touring Europe through August, after which they’ll take a 10-week break before returning to the road on Oct. 26 with a show in Tulsa, OK. The newly announced dates begin on Nov. 1 in Chicago and wrap in Brooklyn on Dec. 15. The on-sale for the upcoming tour begins on June 15 at 10AM local time, or through a pre-sale starting on June 12 at 10AM local time. VIP packages will also be available. You can find the full list of upcoming tour dates below.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpking Release New Comeback Song “Solara”

The Smashing Pumpkins have released “Solara,” the first song by the classic lineup’s partial reunion and the first to feature Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin since 2000. “Solara” is one of the eight titles Corgan revealed earlier this year. Other titles include “Alienation,” “Travels,” “Silvery Sometimes,” “With Sympathy,” “Marchin’ On,” “Knights of Malta” and “Seek and You Shall Destroy.” The band said it was hoping to release the material on two EPs. Listen to “Solara” in the article below!. ...Read Full Story

Lenny Kravitz Releases Video For Single “Low”

The video for “Low,” the second single from Lenny Kravitz off of his upcoming album Raise Vibration, was released last week. You can check out the video in the article below.  The new track includes the voice of Michael Jackson, lifted from recordings they made together while they worked on their song “(I Can’t Make It) Another Day.” Raise Vibration arrives on Sept. 7; meanwhile Kravitz is currently touring Europe and the U.K. before playing the Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville on Sept. 22.. ...Read Full Story

Ghost’s New Album “Prequelle” To Debut In Top 10

Ghost’s new album, Prequelle, looks set to give them a Top 10 album in the UK and America. Prequelle is likely to enter the US Billboard charts at No.3, having sold between 49,000 and 54,000 copies. The band’s previous studio album, 2015’s Meliora, reached No.8 in the US.Prequelle is also sitting at No.6 in the UK midweek album charts. Meliora previously reached No.23 in Britain. . ...Read Full Story

Lynyrd Skynyrd Extend Their Farewell Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced a new string of dates for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. The upcoming second leg of the tour will take the classic rockers through the end of 2018. Skynyrd announced their final tour in January, launching it in May. The first leg is set to run through Sept. 1, wrapping in Atlanta at the Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. The tour’s second leg begins on Sept. 22 in Las Vegas and wraps in Biloxi, Miss., on Dec. 8. The tour is slated to extend into 2019, but those dates have not yet been announced. Jason Aldean, Kid Rock, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Bad Company, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot are among the artists who will perform as special guests during the tour. You can find more information in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

‘A Night With Duran Duran’ Trailer Is Released Featuring Interviews With Nile Rodgers, Cindy Crawford & More

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Duran Duran’s formation, the U.K.’s BBC Four will devote a night of programming to the British band with a pair of documentaries. Duran Duran: A Night In traces the TV and movies that inspired the group. Its companion film, Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know, will take a deep dive into the band’s history and unearths previously unseen archive footage and rare demos. Boys on Film — A Night With Duran Duran special features interviews with models Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, producers Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, and the members of the classic lineup, including Andy Taylor, who left the band for a second time in 2006. Duran Duran will be “heading back into the studio to work on a new record”, according to their manager Wendy Laister. Their 14th studio album, Paper Gods, peaked at No. 5 in the U.K. and No. 10 in the U.S. following its release in 2015. . ...Read Full Story

Voodoo Music & Arts Experience Confirms 2018 Lineup Including Mumford & Sons, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle And More

The lineup for the 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has been revealed; Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino and Arctic Monkeys will headline the three-day event Oct. 26-28 at New Orleans’ City Park. They’ll be joined by such name rock acts as Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle and Highly Suspect. Festival attendees will also get to see sets from Odesza, Martin Garrix, Modest Mouse, 21 Savage, Janelle Monae, Zeds Dead, Tipper, Third Eye Blind, Ty Dolla Sign, AJR, Elle King, Albert Hammond Jr. and more. Three-day general admission tickets as well as VIP and Platinum packages are available for purchase now. Check here for general admission ticketing.. ...Read Full Story

Guitarist Daron Malakian Says “Creative Differences” Preventing New System Of A Down Album

System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian has confirmed that System Of A Down have no plans to record a new album. Speaking to Revolver, Malakian said that attempts to record a follow-up to 2005’s Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums have fallen apart, blaming “creative differences”. “I couldn’t say ever, but as of right now, it’s not looking like we’re doing something together soon,” he said.“ I can’t close the book on it and say it’s done forever. We still play live. We’re all still friends.”  Meanwhile, Malakian has resurrected his side project, Scars On Broadway — now rebranded as Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway. The band recently released two brand new songs, Lives and Dictator, and their new album, also titled Dictator, will be released on July 20. . ...Read Full Story

“Louder Than Life 2018” Announces Lineup Including Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack And More

Louder Than Life has announced its 2018 lineup, which features Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Slash, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Primus, Billy Idol, GWAR and many more. The annual music festival has added a day this year, taking place from Sept. 28-30 at Champions Park. Now in its fifth year, Louder Than Life has added more bands that cover more genres and styles. Visit Louder Than Life’s website for ticket information, and check out the full lineup below. . ...Read Full Story

Ghost Cancel Show In Milwaukee After Concertgoer Collapses And Dies

Ghost was forced to cut their set at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater short after a fan in the crowd collapsed. The Journal Sentinel report that the incident happened around 9.15pm May 31, after fans made security aware of what had happened, and CPR was administered. Around 30 minutes later, it was announced that the remainder of the show had been cancelled. The fan was taken to the Columbia St Mary’s Hospital where he later died “of natural causes,” according to the newspaper. Ghost have issued a statement, which reads: “Tonight, in Milwaukee there was a medical emergency with one of our fans.  We decided not to continue out of respect to him and his family. Ghost and all who work with us ask that you please send the family your thoughts, prayers and respect their privacy during this time.” Ghost are currently on tour in support of their new studio album Prequelle which was released last week.. ...Read Full Story

Journey Members Record Cover Of The Police’s “Synchronicity II”

Neal Schon, Arnel Pineda and Steve Smith of Journey recorded a cover of the Police’s “Synchronicity II” which will benefit the charity “Rock Against Trafficking.”nThe song was co-produced by Schon and Garry Miller, the producer and musician who created RAT.  The track will appear on an upcoming album of Police covers that will support the charity. Slash, Glenn Hughes, Jon Anderson and Carlos Santana also contributed songs to the project. Check out the animated video for the cover below.. ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham Honored With Statue To Mark His 70th Birthday

A statue of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham has been unveiled in his home town to mark what would have been his 70th birthday, May 31st. Created by sculptor Mark Richards, the statue is situation at Mercian Square in Redditch town centre. The bronze sculpture weighs around 2.5 tonnes and is covered in anti-graffiti paint. The statue depicts Bonham in live action behind the drum kit and features his ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ symbol of three interlocking rings along with the date of his birth and death. Mark Richards took to Twitter earlier this morning to confirm that the statue has been installed overnight, writing: “Delighted that my memorial sculpture to John Bonham was installed over night in Redditch town centre. Thanks to all who helped make this happen.” . ...Read Full Story

Styx Kicks Off Tour With Joan Jett & the Blackhearts And Tesla

Styx and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts kicked off their joint summer tour on Wednesday at the Five Point Amphitheatre in California, with Tesla serving as opening act for the rock legends. Styx’s set consisted of 16-songs: four songs from last year’s The Mission. Styx began their encore with “Mr. Roboto” which they reportedly have not played in its entirety since they split with former lead singer Dennis DeYoung, who came up with the record’s concept. Styx posted a video of their performance to their Facebook page.  Jett began with “Bad Reputation” and continued with crowd-pleasing songs like “Cherry Bomb,” “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”  The co-headlining tour will wrap up on July 15 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J.. ...Read Full Story

Frances Bean Cobain’s Ex-Husband Sues Courtney Love For Attempted Murder Over Kurt Cobain’s Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain’s ex-husband, Isaiah Silva, is suing Courtney Love for attempted murder. Silva claims that Love conspired with manager Sam Lutfi, “13 Reasons Why” star Ross Butler, private investigator John Nazarian and musician Michael Schenk, “to break into his home, beat him up, kidnap him and try to murder him so they could gain possession of Kurt Cobain’s legendary guitar.” Silva is also alleging that they engaged in burglary, robbery, sexual battery, criminal threats, false imprisonment, extortion, stalking intentional infliction of emotional distress, and trespass. The guitar in question is a 1959 Martin D-18E from Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session from 1993. It is rumored to be the last guitar Cobain played before his April 1994 suicide. Frances and Isaiah were married in 2014, and divorced in March 2016. Isaiah claims that Frances gave him Kurt’s guitar as a gift and said it was part of his divorce settlement.. ...Read Full Story

Blink-182 Drops Out Of Bunbury Festival Days Before Start

Blink-182 has dropped its appearance at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati set for Friday, June 1. The band cited “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason, in a press release and a tweet posted to the band’s page.  Blink-182 was the headliner for the first of the three-day festival at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove on the downtown riverfront.  The Bunbury show, as well as one set for Saturday, June 2 at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in Canada, have been rescheduled. Single-day Bunbury tickets for Friday’s show can be refunded at the point of purchase until 10 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Blink-182 has signed on to headline Bunbury in 2019. . ...Read Full Story

Florence + The Machine Announce North American Tour

Florence + The Machine are hitting the road in August, following a handful of intimate theater shows this spring.  Florence Welch and her band have announced a full-fledged tour spanning across 23 North American cities. The tour kicks off Aug. 5 in Montreal and finishes up Oct. 20 in Minneapolis.  Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, June 1, via Ticketmaster. Florence + The Machine have many supporting performers lined up for their tour, which includes St. Vincent, Lizzo, Grizzly Bear, Kamasi Washington and Perfume Genius.  You can find all the tour dates in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

U2 Plays ‘Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way’ At Third Man

On Saturday night, rock legends U2 played to a packed house at Bridgestone Arena and on Sunday evening they dropped by Third Man Records and set up inside the store to perform. TMR previously released a special edition 12-inch single of “The Blackout,” a song from U2’s 2017 LP Songs of Experience, for Record Store Day Black Friday. At TMR, the band broadcast video of their acoustic performance of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way,” another single from Songs of Experience, live from their Facebook page.  You can check out the performance in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Leaves Tour Due To Family Emergency

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has left the band’s tour with Journey less than a week after it began. Steve Brown of Trixter was spotted in Collen’s place at their show in Hershey, PA. Although Def Leppard has yet not issued a public statement on social media, reports are saying that Collen’s absence is due to a family emergency. Brown filled in for Vivian Campbell for a few dates in 2014 and 2015 when Campbell was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Trixter toured with Def Leppard in 1992, two years after they had broken through with their self-titled debut.. ...Read Full Story

Iron Maiden Kick Off ‘Legacy of the Beast’ European Trek

Iron Maiden have begun the European leg of their “The Legacy of the Beast” tour.  The concert in front of a 10,500-capacity crowd at Saku Suurhall saw the band open with “Aces High” (complete with a Spitfire war plane replica suspended over the musicians), which hadn’t been performed since 2014, and continue with “Where Eagles Dare”, which was played for the first time in 13 years. Their 16-song set in Tallinn, Estonia also included a number of rare inclusions into the set list, including “Flight of the Icarus,” “The Clansman” and “Sign of the Cross.” See the full set list from the Saturday (May 26) performance here.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Details New Solo Album Plans

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons is planning on releasing the follow-up to 2015’s Perfectamundo this year, and hinted that a new Moving Sidewalks album could also appear. He and his backing band the BFGs, featuring Martin Guigui, Mike Flanigan, Alex Garza and Greg Morrow, launched Perfectamundo in 2015, which took on many Cuban influences. The new album, GIbbons says, will be a return to his blues roots.  ZZ Top, meanwhile, will head out on the Blues And Bayous tour with John Fogerty through the end of June across the US. . ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Releases ‘Running From My Shadow’ Video

Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda has released a music video for the song “Running From My Shadow”, taken from his upcoming solo album “Post Traumatic” Asked how difficult it was to write the songs for the album, many of which dealt with the death of LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington, Shinoda said: “Life was difficult; music was easy. The music made things easier.” Shinoda played his first solo shows since the death of Bennington on May 12 at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles and May 13 at the Identity LA festival. He played “In The End” on piano and let the fans sing most of Chester’s vocal parts, though at times he came in and sang his parts.. ...Read Full Story

Rob Zombie Shares First Look At Captain Spaulding In ‘Three From Hell’

Rob Zombie completed his trio of behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of Three From Hell, his highly-anticipated follow-up to The Devil’s Rejects, by sharing a photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding. The Devil’s Rejects, which is a sequel to Zombie’s debut film House of 1000 Corpses, took a trio of characters from that film and put them on a road trip from Hell, causing chaos and carnage at every stop along the way.Zombie shared the obscured shot of the actor and added the caption, “Another Three From Hell exclusive! Spaulding is escorted to his cell. Justice! Free The Three!”  The movie will not be released until some time in 2019. Check out some teasers in the linked article below.  . ...Read Full Story

Classic Eric Clapton Albums From The 80s Set For Re-Release

Money And Cigarettes (1983), Behind The Sun (1985), August (1986) and Journeyman (1989) are the 4 classic Eric Clapton albums from the 80s schedule to be reissued on vinyl next month.  The albums will launch on vinyl for the first time in 25 years on June 29 via Warner Music.  Additionally, Clapton will be headlining a sold-out set at London’s Hyde Park on July 8 as part of the British Summer Time festival. Santana, Gary Clark Jr, Steve Winwood, Zucchero, Chas & Dave, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, The Wandering Hearts, Ryan Kinder, The Americans, Eric Paslay and Kelly McGrath will be supporting Clapton.. ...Read Full Story

Korn’s Jonathan Davis To Debut New Solo Album, “Black Labyrinth” With Telepathy Experiment

Jonathan Davis’ forthcoming debut solo album, Black Labyrinth, was largely inspired by the Ganzfeld Experiment, a form of sensory deprivation used to test psychic abilities (a.k.a. ESP). To celebrate the record’s release, the Korn frontman is giving 20 lucky fans the opportunity to undergo the experiment in Seal Beach, California, on May 25th, and he will be leading the experience himself. Davis stresses that the experiments are meant to be entertaining, rather than overly serious. “I wanted something different, and to be more immersive,” Davis concluded. “I think I’ve pretty much pulled that off now.”. ...Read Full Story

Journey And Def Leppard Kick Off Their Co-Headlining Tour

Journey and Def Leppard kicked off their latest joint North American tour at the XL Center in Hartford, CT this week.  The bands last shared a stage in 2006, while Def Leppard were supporting their album Yeah! and Journey were briefly fronted by Jeff Scott Soto. The new tour runs until Oct. 6, and features full sets from both bands as they take turns opening and closing shows. On opening night, Def Leppard went on first, delivering a 16-track set. Journey performed the same number of songs, adding a drum solo by Steve Smith and two guitar solos by Neal Schon.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger’s Postponed Tour Will Resume This Fall

After back surgery forced the postponement of his 2017 tour, Bob Seger is ready to to get back on the road, and will making up his missing dates. Seger is scheduled to pick back up on Nov. 24, when he’ll make up his Kansas City date; plans call for the rescheduled shows to continue through early next year, with “more to come” soon. A complete list of currently announced dates follows below. Shortly after undergoing surgery, Seger’s reps assured fans that it “couldn’t have gone better” and promised a “coast to coast reboot” of the tour that was delayed by his health problems.. ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses Release Previously Unseen ‘It’s So Easy’ Video

Guns N’ Roses have released a previously unseen video for “It’s So Easy” exclusively on Apple Music. The video was released in anticipation of the June 29 reissue of the band’s debut album, Appetite for Destruction. In the video, we hear singer Axl Rose’s voice telling a crowd, “We’re making this for the home video. Actually that’s wrong, it’ll be on the home video, but what we’re making this for is ourselves. So, like, you know if we made a nice video for MTV, we put it out, we’d sell more records and shit. But instead, we’re gonna spend a hundred and fifty grand just to make something we want to see.”  Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction is set for re-release with Deluxe, Super Deluxe and “Locked N’ Loaded” versions of their landmark 1987 debut album.. ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Kicks Off U.S. Farewell Tour

Paul Simon kicked off the U.S. leg of his Homeward Bound farewell tour this weekend at Seattle’s Key Arena.  Simon performed a mix of his solo work and hits from Simon & Garfunkel, all of which was so well received he returned for three encores, playing a total of 25 songs. Prior to the Seattle show, Simon, 76, began performed on May 16 in Vancouver, B.C.  The tour is set to wrap in New York City on Sept. 22, at a location to be announced. You can check the remaining tour dates and ticket information on his website, and you can find the complete set list and fan-shot video of his recent performances.. ...Read Full Story

Watch Ghost’s Star-Studded ‘Dance Macabre’ Video

Ghost have released a video for their new track “Dance Macabre,” featuring Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Charlie Benante of Anthrax, former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and a range of guests from the worlds of music, wrestling and acting. The song appears on the band’s upcoming album Prequelle, which arrives on June 1, and the band’s Rats on the Road tour began on May 5 and runs until May 27. You can watch the video below!. ...Read Full Story

Elton John To Perform At Royal Wedding Of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

It is confirmed Sir Elton John will be performing Prince Harry’ and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday, though it’s still unknown whether John will be performing at the ceremony or at the evening’s private reception held among 200 guests. John, a longtime friend of the Royal Family, was particularly close to the prince’s late mother Princess Diana and has known her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, their entire lives.  John performed an updated version of “Candle in the Wind” in Diana’s honor at her funeral in 1997. Sir Elton is in the midst of his 300-date three year retirement tour, but speculation that he was playing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding grew when he canceled two Las Vegas dates for this weekend with the excuse “scheduling conflict” posted on his website. . ...Read Full Story

Mike And The Mechanics Announce “Looking Back Over My Shoulder” 2019 UK Tour

Mike and the Mechanics have announced the Looking Back Over My Shoulder tour. The band, Mike Rutherford, Andrew Roachford and Tim Howard, will take in 34 dates across the UK between February 23 and April 9, including a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 1. The sets will consist of material from their latest album, ‘Let Me Fly’, and back catalogue. Tickets go on sale at 10am on May 18, except for Eastbourne Congress Theatre, which will be available from 10am on June 4.. ...Read Full Story

New Music From David Bowie Set To Arrive In June

A trio of rare archival recordings from the vaults of David Bowie’s music will be released this summer, two of which are only being made available to brick and mortar record shops. Due to arrive in stores on June 29, the new releases were previously only available on that triple-LP set Welcome to the Blackout; however now they will be available as a double-disc CD title as well as standard and high-definition digital audio. Additionally Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo– Bowie’s soundtrack to the 1978 biopic of German actor Christiane Vera Felscherinow — will be released.  And finally David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baa, a limited edition 10″ vinyl run of the 1982 EP that captured Bowie performing five songs written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play Baal, is coming in June as well. . ...Read Full Story

Dee Snider Reveals Details And Release Date For New Solo Album “For The Love Of Metal”

Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider has confirmed his latest solo effort, For the Love of Metal, has been scheduled for a July release. The album is due in stores July 27 and available to pre-order now through Snider’s label. For the Love of Metal finds Snider working alongside Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, who produced the project. Following For the Love of Metal‘s release, Snider will be touring in support of the album, with dates already scheduled for the Skogsröjet Festival in Sweden and the Alcatraz Metal Festival in Belgium during early August.  Dee Snider’s official site will have more information.. ...Read Full Story

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Trailer Has Rami Malek Transformed Into Freddie Mercury

The trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has just been released and if the teaser is any indication, Freddie Mercury would approve of his portrayal in the biopic.  Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury, and the movie chronicles the musical journey of Queen, whose original members also included Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The film honors the group’s iconic lead singer, who died at the age 45 from bronchial pneumonia stemming from AIDS in November 1991, just one day after revealing he had contracted the disease. Queen, who is most famous for their hits “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” among many others, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Check out the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

KORN To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Their Album ‘Follow The Leader’ By Performing At Three Special U.S. Shows

KORN announced they will play three very special shows in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s album “Follow The Leader.”  The band will perform  Sep. 12 in San Francisco,  Sep. 13 in Los Angeles, and  Sep. 15 in Las Vegas. Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch said in a recent interview that these will be the band’s only U.S. shows this year before embarking on a major tour in 2019.
Singer Jonathan Davis also recently confirmed that the band is working on its 13th studio album. In the meantime, Davis has been touring to support the upcoming arrival of his new solo album, “Black Labyrinth”, which will be released on May 25.. ...Read Full Story

“Ozzy Osbourne’s World Detour” Reality Series With Son Jack Renewed For Third Season

Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, the reality travel series starring Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack, has been renewed for a third season. The series originally premiered in 2016 and stars Ozzy and Jack visiting different historical and unique sites around the United States. The first season featured the Black Sabbath frontman’s return to The Alamo after his infamous arrest for public intoxication at the landmark in 1982. Season two’s adventures included deep-sea fishing in Key West, Florida and dog sledding in Alaska.   Season three of Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour will include eight episodes and is tentatively scheduled to premiere in the summer on A&E. Ozzy is embarking on a farewell tour starting this spring. The trek is expected to last into 2020.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop + Tenacious D Lead Cal Jam 2018 Bill

The Cal Jam festival is returning to California on Oct. 5 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino with the Foo Fighters closing it out once again. Punk legend Iggy Pop will be reassembling his Post Pop Depression album lineup (Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders) for a special one-off performance. Tenacious D are also among the top-billed acts. Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, Gang Of Youths, Slaves (U.K.), Giant In the Trees, Metz, Yungblud, Thunderpussy, Anna Von Hausswolff, Fea, Kingfish and more are all set to play as well. Ticketholders will have the option to purchase a ticket for the pre-fest party the night before. Billy Idol will serve as the headliner of this show with appearances from comedienne Bridget Everett, the Mexican tribute to Morrissey, Mexrrissey and more. Tickets go on sale on May 17 and more information can be found at the Cal Jam website.. ...Read Full Story

Police Confirm Death Of “Frightened Rabbit” Frontman Scott Hutchison

Scott Hutchison, frontman of Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit, has been found dead at a marina on the Firth of Forth in Scotland, police confirmed. Hutchison, 36, sent tweets asking fans “hug your loved ones” the night before he went missing.  The musician, who had been open about his struggle with depression, tweeted Tuesday night, “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.” He added, “I’m away now. Thanks.” Hutchison was reported missing Wednesday after leaving a hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. Police found a body on Thursday night at Port Edgar, and confirmed that it was Hutchison on Friday.  . ...Read Full Story

Metallica European Stadium Tour Rumored For 2019

Metallica will embark on a European stadium tour in May 2019 running through August 2019; the official announcement is expected in September. The legendary band has just completed a 24-date European tour and is next scheduled to hit the road at the end of the summer for the 2018-2019 North American leg of of its “WorldWired” tour. Metallica also played U.S. stadiums last summer, though the band was mostly indoors for the first leg of its European tour last fall. The 2017 dates on the “WorldWired” tour, which included stadium shows across the U.S., grossed $110.3 million in North America and $152.8 million worldwide.. ...Read Full Story

Neil Young Announces Summer 2018 Solo Dates

Neil Young has announced six solo concerts this summer in four cities, including stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit and Boston. The singer is hot off a very successful run of California shows with his newly reformed Crazy Horse band, and he will get back on the road in late June. Presale ticketing is currently underway through Young’s fansite with the code NYARCHIVES. Check out the dates and links below for more information.. ...Read Full Story

Nine Inch Nails Announce New Album And Tour With The Jesus & Mary Chain

Rock icons Nine Inch Nails have announced a brand new studio album and a North American tour with The Jesus & Mary Chain for later this year. The band, fronted by Trent Reznor, revealed on Thursday that their ninth studio album will released on June 22nd and will be titled Bad Witch. The six-track record will also complete a self-styled trilogy of EPs from Nine Inch Nails that started with 2016’s Not The Actual Events and last year’s Add Violence. Their last full studio album was 2013’s Hesitation Marks. . ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Almost Breaks His Leg Again Onstage

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told fans at a recent music festival that almost broke his leg again, after he stumbled over a speak on stage.  The moment was captured by a fan on video, which you can see in the linked article below. Grohl previously had a throne created so that he could play on stage after breaking his leg in a separate incident – which he then had lent to Axl Rose while he toured with Guns ‘N Roses. During the Foo Fighter’s Welcome to Rockville performance Grohl was captured on video stumbling on a speaker and told the audience, “I almost just broke my f***ing leg over there.. ...Read Full Story

Family Emergency Forces Postponement Of Billie Joe Armstrong’s “The Longshot” Tour

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been forced to postpone a string of shows with his new band The Longshot due to a bandmate’s family emergency. Armstrong revealed the remainder of the group’s West Coast dates in America had been cancelled, in an Instagram post to fans early on Wednesday. Armstrong debuted The Longshot at a club in his native Oakland, California last month. The band was scheduled to play at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, California on Wednesday night, and had four more dates in Washington, Vancouver and Oregon planned. However, it appears the group’s tour will resume in New York on May 22.. ...Read Full Story

Europe Debut Video For ‘The Siege’

Europe has debuted their video for the song “The Siege,” taken from the band’s latest album, “Walk The Earth”, which was released last October. The album is the follow-up to 2015’s “War Of Kings” and was produced at London, England’s legendary Abbey Road studios. “Walk The Earth” features original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart.  Check out the new video from Europe in the article below:. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard Release ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ Lyric Video

Def Leppard are celebrating the first in a series of box sets that span their entire career with the launch of “Volume One” and also by releasing a lyric video for their megahit “Pour Some Sugar On Me”. The track comes from their 1987 album “Hysteria” . Guitarist Phil Collen spoke about the unusual way it became a massive success. “The song became a hit because strippers in Florida started requesting it on the local radio station,” he told them in 2016. You can watch the new lyric video here.. ...Read Full Story

Huey Lewis Opens Up About Inner Ear Disorder Keeping Him From Singing

In an interview with “Today,” 80s music icon Huey Lewis said he is dealing with the idea of no longer being able to perform onstage after discovering he suffers from Meniere’s disease, a disorder that causes vertigo, ringing in the ears and progressive hearing loss. In April, the 67-year-old canceled all of 40 remaining shows on his tour after he was given the diagnosis. Lewis sought medical treatment after performing in Dallas, when he noticed he was having trouble hearing.  “Even though I can hear you, we can talk, I can talk on the phone — I can’t sing,” Lewis told Jenna Bush Hager. “I can’t hear music. I can do everything but what I love to do the most, which is a drag.” There isn’t a cure for Meniere’s disease, but nevertheless Lewis was told his condition may improve.. ...Read Full Story

Queen Announce ‘Crown Jewels’ Las Vegas Residency

The members of Queen are set to embark on a residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas. News of the residency came courtesy of Queen’s official site, where a news release revealed that the band’s current lineup, featuring co-founders guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor alongside frontman Adam Lambert, will perform a 10-date “limited engagement” at the Park between Sept. 1-22. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the public on May 11 through Ticketmaster at 10AM PT; Queen fan club members will be offered access to a special pre-sale via email. “We’re ready to take on the ultimate challenge … to dazzle Vegas!” enthused May via press release.  “I’m so excited to help share ‘The Crown Jewels’ with the Strip,” added Lambert, who’s served as Queen’s singer since 2011. Queen’s “Crown Jewels” dates are currently scheduled for Sept. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 19, 21 and 22, with each show beginning at 8PM. In addition, the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic is on track to debut in theaters in late 2018.. ...Read Full Story

Alice in Chains Debut First New Song in Five Years, ‘The One You Know’

Alice in Chains released their first new song in five years, called “The One You Know.” The single previews the band’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth LP, due out later in 2018.  The upcoming album is Alice in Chains’ third-straight collaboration with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The LP is tentatively due out this summer, though the band have yet to announce a track list or release date. Alice in Chains recently launched a headlining world tour, including dates in North America. After a run of international dates in June and July, the band will launch another North American leg in late August. . ...Read Full Story

Mr. Big Announce New Live Album, ‘Live from Milan’

Mr. Big have announced they will release Live from Milan, a new album that captures one of the band’s final shows with drummer Pat Torpey, who passed away earlier this year. Live from Milan features the band’s early material, as well as more recent work. You can check out the band’s version of “Alive and Kickin’ in the link below. Live from Milan is set for a July 13 release. You can preorder the album at the link here, and check out the tracklist below.. ...Read Full Story

Brian Wilson Postpones Concerts Due To Upcoming Back Surgery

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson has postponed several upcoming concert appearances. A statement from the 75-year-old musician revealed that upcoming back surgery will force him off the road while he recovers. Wilson described a long history with back pain, and mentions his brother Carl Wilson also suffered from similar issues. Brian’s doctors instructed him that surgery was needed “immediately,” causing the postponement of his concerts scheduled for this month. Only Wilson’s May concerts, which are in the process of being rescheduled, are currently affected by his medical issues. A tour set for November and December featuring Wilson performing The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album in its entirety is still planned to take place as announced.. ...Read Full Story

Live Nation Acquires Legendary “Rock In Rio” Festival

Live Nation Entertainment has acquired the “Rock in Rio” Festival, which in 2017 was the 2nd highest grossing festival in the world, and the largest music festival in South America.  It was estimated to have been attended by more than 700,000 fans from 62 different countries. The legendary festival currently operates biennial events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Lisbon, Portugal, spanning two long weekends of artist performances. Rock in Rio began in 1985, and has hosted 18 editions with over 1,700 artists and 9 million attendees and engaging more than 11 million followers on social media. “We are delighted to bring together the world’s biggest music festival with the largest entertainment company on the planet,” said Roberto Medina, Rock in Rio’s founder and President. . ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway Show Earns Special Tony Award

Springsteen on Broadway, which initially was announced last year as an eight-week residency at the 975-seat Walter Kerr Theatre, has proven wildly successful since making its official bow. Last month, Springsteen added 81 shows to his Broadway docket, extending the show through December and amounting to 236 dates in all. During this year’s Tony Awards nominations, host Leslie Odom Jr. revealed that Springsteen on Broadway will also be honored with a special Tony for what Odom described as “a theater-going experience of extraordinary dimensions.” Springsteen will be one of two artists to receive a special Tony this year; he’ll be joined by John Leguizamo, who’s being celebrated for a career of socially conscious storytelling. . ...Read Full Story

Whitesnake Delay New Album Until 2019

Whitesnake has been forced to postpone the release of their new album until 2019 due to “technical difficulties.” The new album was originally promised for this spring and then was moved to summer. Titled Flesh & Blood, it was a followup to 2015’s The Purple Album which saw David Coverdale and company covering the music of Deep Purple.  Whitesnake did announce they would be releasing the track “Shut Up & Kiss Me” before their upcoming tour with Foreigner and have filmed a music video for the song.. ...Read Full Story