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Metallica, Paul McCartney Among 2018 Austin City Limits Festival Headliners

The lineup for the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced, and it features such big-name acts as Metallica and Paul McCartney among its headliners. Other top line acts for this year’s festival include Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott and Odesza. Austin City Limits’ acts perform over two weekends, with Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14 booked for Austin’s Zilker Park in Texas. Rock fans will also have a chance to see Deftones, Greta Van Fleet, Highly Suspect, Thunderpussy and more. Tickets for the Austin City Limits festival are currently on sale and you can check out ticketing  and lodging options at the ACL festival website.. ...Read Full Story

U.S. Guitar Maker Gibson Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Gibson Brands Inc, the maker of guitars played by the likes of B.B. King and Elvis Presley, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday. They plan to reorganize its musical instrument business under the new ownership of its lenders. Nashville-based Gibson, whose legendary brands include Les Paul and SG, has been suffering under $500 million in debt linked to the acquisition of its consumer electronics business overseas, where sales have been in sharp decline.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Beck Announces U.S. Summer Tour

Jeff Beck will embark on a six-week U.S. tour this summer including seven solo shows in addition to the previously announced “Stars Align Tour,” with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart. Joining Beck on this year’s outing will be longtime collaborators, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jimmy Hall (vocals) as well as long touring partner, Rhonda Smith (bass) and newcomer, cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smith.  You can see a full list of tour dates in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Bonnie Raitt Drops Out Of First Leg Of James Taylor Tour Due To Unspecified Health Issue

Bonnie Raitt has pulled out of the first leg of her U.S. tour with James Taylor due to an unspecified “medical situation” that requires surgery. Raitt on Monday posted a statement on her Facebook page apologizing to fans and saying the medical issue arose following her annual physical. She says the prognosis is “good” and a full recovery is expected. Raitt, 68, says she expects to rejoin Taylor for his tour’s second leg in June and a European tour in July. Raitt asks that she be given privacy and “space to heal.”. ...Read Full Story

Manager Doc McGhee Says Of Legendary Band KISS: They Can Continue Without Original Members

Kiss manager Doc McGhee is supporting frontman Paul Stanley’s opinion that the band can continue without any original members; this coming after new comments from Stanley amid speculation that their plans for “the biggest tour” in their history, expected in 2019, may be called “The End of the Road.”  “This isn’t Dark Side Of The Moon,” said McGhee. “People come here to have fun, to see sh*t blown up, people flying around.” McGhee added that the band’s impact is as large today as it has been for decades.  You can read more of his interview in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Kicks Off His Farewell Tour

Ozzy Osbourne launched his farewell tour at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, FL on April 27.  Osbourne’s 14-song set opened with his hit from 1983 “Bark At The Moon”, alongside a lineup that included guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson, drummer Tommy Clufetos and keyboardist Adam Wakeman. Osbourne delivered tracks from his solo catalog while also featuring a pair of Black Sabbath classics, “War Pigs” and “Paranoid.” The  “No More Tours 2” tour, celebrating five decades of music since the 1970 release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album, will span over 3-years and wiill mark the end of global touring for the legendary rocker by the time it wraps up in 2020.. ...Read Full Story

Foreigner Previews Upcoming Orchestra Release

Foreigner’s new release Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus comes out today, April 27, and the band is offering a preview of the new LP.  Foreigner re-recorded some of their biggest hits with an orchestral twist back in May 2017 in Lucerne, Switzerland, including “Cold As Ice” and “Feels Like The First Time.” Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus is available in multiple formats at ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Releases “About You” Video

Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda has released a music video for the song “About You”, taken from his upcoming solo album “Post Traumatic”. The track is a collaboration with producer blackbear, and the accompanying clip was directed by Shinoda. Shinoda spoke about the songwriting process for “Post Traumatic”, which is due on June 15. He explained: “It started in a really dark place. In the beginning, I wasn’t leaving my house. It felt very claustrophobic, having lost one of my closest friends and collaborators.” Dealing with his own grief over Chester Bennington‘s suicide last summer, saying: “I had terrible days, and now I have less bad days. And eventually, I will find a new ‘normal,’ like a new stasis.” Shinoda will make his first solo appearance since Bennington’s death at this spring’s Identity LA Festival in downtown Los Angeles on May 12.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Matthews Band Announce New Album ‘Come Tomorrow” And Summer Tour Dates

Dave Matthews Band confirmed Wednesday that their next album, Come Tomorrow, will be released June 8 — their ninth studio album, and the first since 2012’s Away From the World. Fans will also get the opportunity to hear the new songs live this summer, as the band announced a full North American tour that kicks off May 18 in Texas and runs through September. The cover art for Come Tomorrow was designed by artist Béatrice Coron; you can check out the cover image below, along with the full list of tour dates. You can also buy tickets at the band’s website.. ...Read Full Story

The Rolling Stones To Release ‘The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016′

Legendary rock band The Rolling Stones have announced a new limited-edition box set, The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016, due on June 15. The collection comprises all 15 albums the Stones have released since 1971, which have also been remastered and cut across 20 LPs at half speed and beginning with their triple-platinum No. 1 record Sticky Fingers up to their 2016 Grammy-winning Blue & Lonesome, their most recent studio offering. The $450 set will come with a digital download card and a numbered certificate of authentication. Pre-order is available for The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 at the Rolling Stones official web store. You can see the full list of albums included in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Richie Sambora And Orianthi Announce New Album

The new project from Richie Sambora and Orianthi, called RSO, have announced the release of its debut full-length, Radio Free America. The album will be out May 11. Radio Free America was mostly recorded with famed produced Bob Rock at Sambora and Orianthi’s Los Angeles home over the past two years. Radio Free America will come on the heels of Sambora’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a founding member of Bon Jovi on April 14. . ...Read Full Story

Florence + The Machine, Liam Gallagher To Support Rolling Stones On Tour

Florence + The Machine and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher are among the artists that will support the legendary Rolling Stones on the band’s U.K. tour this spring. Each night of the Rolling Stones’ tour will find the rockers paired with a different opening act: Gallagher will support the Stones on their first night in London, with Florence + The Machine doing the same the second night. The Stones will then be joined by the Vaccines in Southampton, England; the Specials in Coventry; Richard Ashcroft in Manchester and Edinburgh, Scotland; Elbow in Cardiff, Wales; and James Bay at Twickenham. You can see the full list of cities, dates and supporting acts in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Members Of The Heartbreakers And More Perform At “Light Up The Blues” Benefit Concert

The 5th Annual “Light Up the Blues” event benefitting Autism Speaks took place on Saturday night at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Steven Stills and his wife Kristen, who have a college-age son with autism. The night featured a number of special collaborations featuring Stills, his longtime musical collaborator Neil Young, members of the late Tom Petty’s backing band The Heartbreakers, Sheryl Crow and more. The event was hosted by Jack Black, and began with Stills being joined by Judy Collins for a cover of the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care,” followed by guitarist Mike Campbell, keyboardist Benmont Tench and drummer Steve Ferrone, the Heartbreakers members who haven’t played together since Tom Petty’s passing last year joining Stills for a cover of Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”  You can watch more performances in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story

Judas Priest And Deep Purple Team Up For North American Tour

Judas Priest and Deep Purple will unite for a co-headlining North American tour. The 25-date tour begins August 21st in Cincinnati and winds up on September 30th in Wheatland, California. General public tickets go on sale Friday, April 27th at 10 a.m.  Deep Purple released their 20th studio album, Infinite in 2017. The veteran rockers supported the LP on a world tour that stretched from last May through December.  Judas Priest issued their 18th studio project, Firepower, in March. The record debuted at Number Five on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s highest U.S. chart placement to date in the U.S. The metal icons are currently touring behind the album with guitarist Andy Sneap substituting for longtime member Glenn Tipton, who recently announced his battle with Parkinson’s disease.   Full list of tour dates are listed in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announces Their Final Show

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last concert will be a hometown affair. On April 20, the band revealed they will play one last date to end their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour: a Sept. 2 date at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., the city where the band was formed. The band broke the news at the stadium where the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars play during the team’s annual State of the Franchise event. Kid Rock and Jason Aldean are slated as the opening acts, and others will be announced at a later date. It will be the first concert at the stadium since 2015. Tickets go on sale on April 30 at 10AM, with certain pre-sales beginning April 24 at 10AM. Skynyrd’s tour begins on May 4 at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida.  You can see all the dates here.. ...Read Full Story

Marilyn Manson To Join X Japan For Performance At Coachella This Weekend

For the upcoming second weekend of the Coachella Music Festival, X Japan will be making another appearance, and this time Marilyn Manson will be hitting the stage alongside the Japanese metal outfit. “I am happy to join my great friend @yoshikiofficial and XJapan at Coachella on Saturday the 21st for a special performance,” the shock rocker wrote on Instagram.  At the opening weekend of Coachella last week, X Japan made a rare appearance at festival. Their set didn’t disappoint as it featured the holograms of late members Hideto “Hide” Matsumoto and Taiji Sawada and the return of band leader Yoshiki, who underwent surgery last year. Special guests Richard Fortus from Guns N’ Roses and Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland also appeared with the band.. ...Read Full Story

Walmart Refuses To Carry Stryper’s New Album, ‘God Damn Evil’

Leading national retail chain Walmart has refused to carry STRYPER’s upcoming 10th studio LP, “God Damn Evil”.  Many other Christian retail chains have also objected to the title of the band’s album, and are declining to carry “God Damn Evil” in their stores as well. Stryper frontman Michael Sweet said in a statement, “We’re disappointed. Stryper has always been about making people think outside the box. Our new album title, ‘God Damn Evil’, is a statement that’s needed in our society. We’ve seen evil rise to new levels and this title is simply a prayer request asking God to damn or condemn all the evil around us.”  When the Christian group announced it was calling its new album “God Damn Evil”, many people within the Christian rock and metal community went up in arms, accusing Stryper of having gone too far. . ...Read Full Story

Joe Perry Reveals That Aerosmith Is Planning 50th Anniversary Tour

According to guitarist Joe Perry, Aerosmith will hit the road to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Perry said that he and his bandmates may play additional one-off shows following their previously confirmed appearance at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival on May 5.  Perry also said: “In 2019, we will be closing in on our 50th anniversary, so we are planning some dates and a tour to celebrate that. Right now, we are pretty much laying low and finishing up some solo things before we start that.”. ...Read Full Story

2019 “Monsters Of Rock Cruise” Lineup Announced

Organizers have announced the initial details for the 2019 Monsters of Rock Cruise. Entering its ninth year of operation, veteran acts Queensryche, Tesla, Tom Keifer, and Extreme will be headlining the cruise. The five-day, five-night cruise will set sail Feb. 24, heading out to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and the private isle of Labadee before returning to port in Miami on March 1.  Other artists participating in the 2019 Monsters of Rock Cruise include Saxon, Skid Row, UDO, Kix, D*A*D, Danger Danger, Kings X, Pat Travers Band, Nelson, The Quireboys, Pink Cream 69, The Wildhearts, Rose Tattoo, Eclipse, SOTO, Killer Dwarfs, Brighton Rock, Vain, Mike Tramp, John Corabi, Bullet Boys, Black N Blue, Tora Tora, Tuff, Lies, Deceit & Treachery, Jetboy, Michael Grant and the Assassins and Mitch Malloy, with more performances to be announced. The public sale began on Wednesday at 1PM ET, with cabins going for $1,299 per person (double occupancy.) For more booking details, check out the Monsters of Rock Cruise website.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park, Guns N’ Roses Nominated For 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been announced, and the primary rock acts in contention this year are Guns N’ Roses and Linkin Park. Guns N’ Roses have been nominated largely based off their touring, with nods for Top Touring Artist, where they face competition from Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and U2, and Top Rock Tour, where Coldplay and U2 are the competition. Linkin Park has been nominated for Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album for One More Light, and Top Rock Song for “Heavy,” the track they recorded with pop singer Kiiara. In the Top Rock Artist category, they face off against Imagine Dragons, Portugal. The Man, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Twenty One Pilots. The Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20. . ...Read Full Story

Robert Plant, Lenny Kravitz, Sting And Counting Crows On Lineup For Bourbon & Beyond Festival 2018

Organizers of the 2nd Annual Bourbon & Beyond Festival have revealed the first names that will be appearing at this year’s event. The world’s largest celebration on music, food and bourbon will take place at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 22 and 23. Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, David Byrne, Gov’t Mule, Blackberry Smoke, Don Felder and Sting have all been confirmed.  The festival has been produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, along with culinary curator Edward Lee and bourbon expert Fred Minnick, who will showcase 24 bourbons. Attendees will be able to find vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s. Bourbon & Beyond tickets will go on sale Friday (April 20) from 12noon local time at the official festival website here.. ...Read Full Story

Joe Satriani Returns To The US And UK For G3 Tour 2018

World-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani recently released his 16th solo album, What Happens Next. Just a day prior to the album’s release, Satriani is back on the road and reviving  his G3 Tour, inviting Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him on the US leg of the tour. For the UK leg, Satriani is again joined by Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth.  For more detials and a full list of dates you can go to Satriani’s webiste: ...Read Full Story

Billie Joe Armstong’s New Band “The Longshot” Make Their Live Debut

Billie Joe Armstrong’s new band The Longshot made their debut live appearance over the weekend, after releasing their debut EP last week. While Green Day are currently taking time off since the success of 2016’s Revolution Radio‘ and last year’s greatest hits compilation ‘God’s Favourite Band‘, Armstrong is going back to his punk roots for his new band. The Longshot’s debut performance came on Saturday night at Oakland’s 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, with the group opening with a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’, before performing their new tracks including ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Chasing A Ghost’ and ‘Love Is For Losers’. The mystery about the group’s identity revealed that The Longshot features Green Day touring guitarist Jeff Matika on bass and vocals, alongside Kevin Preston on guitar and David S. Field on drums.  You can check out footage of their performance below.. ...Read Full Story

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony Highlights

Veteran bands Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Cars and The Moody Blues, as well as the late singer Nina Simone, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday night. In order to be eligible for this honor, artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years before the year of induction. The 2018 nominees all released their first official recordings before 1992.  Presenters at this weekend’s Public Hall gala included Mary J. Blige, Ann Wilson, Brandon Flowers and Howard Stern.  The ceremony will air May 5 on HBO.. ...Read Full Story

Huey Lewis Cancels 2018 Shows Due To Hearing Loss

Huey Lewis and the News will no longer tour for the rest of the year after frontman Huey Lewis announced that he is suffering from hearing loss. The 67-year-old performer revealed that the hearing loss began two and a half months ago and he is having trouble hearing music. Huey said in a statement, “two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing. Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing. I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch. Therefore the only prudent thing to do is cancel all future shows.”  Lewis revealed that he has visited several experts while trying to find an answer and doctors believe he has Meniere’s disease and can’t perform again until he improves.  Lewis continued, “Needless to say, I feel horrible about this and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us. I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again.”. ...Read Full Story

Black Sabbath Announce “Supersonic Years — The Seventies Singles Box Set”

Black Sabbath have announced a new vinyl box set showcasing their singles in the 1970s. Titled Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set, the 10-disc set will be released on June 8, just two days before Ozzy Osbourne headlines Download festival. The box set includes 7-inches of Iron Man, Evil Woman, Paranoid and more, remastered by Andy Pearce. Each single also includes ultra-rare or exclusive color sleeves. Supersonic Years – The Seventies Singles Box Set is available for pre-order now at the link: here.. ...Read Full Story

Alice In Chains New Album Expected This Summer

Alice in Chains’ sixth album is nearing completion and will be released sometime this summer, this according to guitarist Jerry Cantrell.  The follow-up to 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here should arrive while the band is on tour from April 28 to Sept. 15. “It’s not that we were keeping it a secret — we just didn’t want to say a whole lot about it until we had something to say,” Cantrell said in a new interview. The sessions are produced by Nick Raskulinecz, are now being mixed by Joe Barresi.  In addition, Alice in Chains are preparing for their return to the road. “Touring is its own animal, and it’s really the best reward, because you get to stand in front of people that care about you and want to hear you play,” Cantrell noted.. ...Read Full Story

Rock Concert Documentary “Scream For Me Sarajevo” Set For May 10 Theatrical Release

The documentary film “Scream for Me Sarajevo” will be released beginning May 10 in select theaters across the US and Canada, it was announced on Wednesday. “Scream for Me Sarajevo” is the “astonishing true story of one of the most unlikely rock concerts ever staged, in a city under siege with mortars and grenades raining down on civilians, killing indiscriminately.” The 1994 concert features global rock star Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks who performed in the midst of the siege of Sarajevo. Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also features concertgoers who made it to the show despite the atrocities going on around them in the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Interviews with the band, crew and security bring home the grim reality of the dangerous and often barbaric conditions surrounding the event. In addition to the feature film, a specially recorded interview with Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will be included as exclusive theatrical-only content in participating theaters.. ...Read Full Story

Joseph Arthur And R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Announce New Collaborative Album

Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck have joined forces for a new collaborative project and self-titled album, Arthur Buck, which is set for a June 15 release. The project’s first single, “I Am the Moment,” premiered on Wednesday. Tour dates in support of the album are expected to be announced soon. Below, listen to “I Am the Moment” and see the artwork and tracklist for Arthur Buck.. ...Read Full Story

U2’s “The Claw” Will Become A Landmark At Utah Aquarium

In 2009, U2 went on their ambitious “360º tour” featuring a massive stage design that was known as “The Claw.”  Now one of these 165-foot, 190-ton “claws” will be on display at Draper, Utah’s Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. “We are excited to bring this iconic monument to its permanent home in Utah,” LLPA founder and CEO Brent Anderson said in a statement. “This landmark will shine a light on our mission to inspire people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.” A mock-up of the installation, as well as LLPA’s new expansion, can be seen at their website. Based on the plans, it seems like the sea creatures will be kept far away from the claw. As for U2, they will be back on tour for Songs of Experience in May.. ...Read Full Story

Whitesnake’s New Single Will Be Titled ‘Shut Up And Kiss Me’

Whitesnake fans will soon get their first glimpse of the band’s new album, Flesh and Blood, and will hear the first single from the album entitled “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” Frontman David Coverdale shared the news, revealing that he and the current Whitesnake lineup had just wrapped filming on the video for the track. Coverdale said that “Shut Up and Kiss Me” clip will feature “some real fun elements paying respect and nod to Whitesnake’s past” and he described the Flesh and Blood LP as having “all the necessary Whitesnake elements that I need to call it Whitesnake, but with a vibrant, fresh coat of paint.”. ...Read Full Story

Whitesnake’s New Single Will Be Titled ‘Shut Up And Kiss Me’

Whitesnake fans will soon get their first glimpse of the band’s new album, Flesh and Blood, and will hear the first single from the album entitled “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” Frontman David Coverdale shared the news, revealing that he and the current Whitesnake lineup had just wrapped filming on the video for the track. Coverdale said that “Shut Up and Kiss Me” clip will feature “some real fun elements paying respect and nod to Whitesnake’s past” and he described the Flesh and Blood LP as having “all the necessary Whitesnake elements that I need to call it Whitesnake, but with a vibrant, fresh coat of paint.”. ...Read Full Story

System Of A Down Unveil First U.S. Shows Since 2015

System of a Down has announced five tour dates, marking the band’s first U.S. shows since 2015. The five shows all take place in October and include a headline performance at the Aftershock Festival in San Bernardino, Calif., alongside Deftones, Alice in Chains, Godsmack and more.  The dates are the first U.S. shows for the band since 2015’s Wake Up The Souls Tour, which wrapped at the Forum in their hometown of Los Angeles. While it’s been three years since they performed in the States, SOAD did head out on a successful sold-out tour of Europe last year. Ticket information can be found here.. ...Read Full Story

Lindsey Buckingham Leaves Fleetwood Mac; Mike Campbell And Neil Finn Join The Group

Lindsey Buckingham’s tenure with Fleetwood Mac has apparently come to an end, and he has parted ways with the band 22 years after their classic lineup reunited.  After his second tenure with the band, he’ll be replaced on an upcoming tour by Mike Campbell of the Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House. Rolling Stone is reporting that Buckingham was fired over a disagreement regarding the tour. “We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family,” the band said in a statement. “With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalog of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.” The statement concluded that “Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour. The band wishes Lindsey all the best.”. ...Read Full Story

Kid Rock Unveils 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Kid Rock’s 11th studio album, Sweet Southern Sugar, is keeping him on the road as he’s just announced another round of U.S. tour dates in 2018. The “Red Blooded Rock ‘n’ Roll Redneck Extravaganza” tour is set to launch on Aug. 3 in Maine with a total of 15 dates scattered between then and Oct. 13. Brantley Gilbert, Wheeler Walker Jr. and A Thousand Horses are all lined up as the support acts for the run. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10AM local time and fan club members can purchase advance tickets starting April 10 at 10AM local time. The full list of stops are in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story

Dream Theater To Start Work On New Album In June

According to frontman James LaBrie, Dream Theater will gather in the studio to start work on their 14th album in a couple of months. The band hope the follow-up to 2016’s The Astonishing will be released early next year. “We’re hoping that the album will be out, let’s say, February of 2019. And then we’re looking, at this point, that we’d start the next world tour next March.” Last year LaBrie had stated in n interview “We all pretty much know where we want to go with the next album, but we have a clear, clear vision of what it needs to be in direction, where we want to take it. That’s exciting.” Keyboardist Jordan Rudess had previously said the new LP wouldn’t be a concept album in the style of The Astonishing.. ...Read Full Story

Milwaukee’s “Summerfest” Releases Full 2018 Lineup

Milwaukee’s Summerfest, held in June and July, will take place on stages at the American Family Insurance Amphitheatre as well as a number of additional stages on the Summerfest grounds. The event annually draws performances from a wide-range of performers. Def Leppard will get the honor of headlining the annual July 4 show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheatre, while you’ll find such modern rock favorites as Greta Van Fleet, Kaleo, Hellyeah, Machine Gun Kelly, Buckcherry,, P.O.D., Pop Evil and more on board. Veteran acts such as Steven Tyler, Cheap Trick, Jethro Tull and more will also take the stage.  For more details on all of this year’s concerts as well as ticketing info, head to the Summerfest website.. ...Read Full Story

New Jeff Beck Documentary ‘Still On The Run’ Set For DVD Release

Jeff Beck’s long career has been made into a documentary scheduled for release on DVD next month. Due in stores May 18, Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story will offer a comprehensive overview of “the history of a musical maverick and true innovator” and features interviews with Beck as well some of his peers and collaborators, including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Slash and Joe Perry. The Blu-ray will also incorporates five previously unreleased tracks from Beck’s performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007, featuring “Eternity’s Breath,” “Freeway Jam,” “Nadia,” “Led Boots” and “Blue Wind.”  Beck fans can also check him out live on the Stars Align tour with Paul Rodgers and Heart singer Ann Wilson; the trio’s concert trek is due to begin July 18 and run through late August.. ...Read Full Story

The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Will Return To Theaters In July

The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” is to show in theaters across North America, the UK and Ireland starting July in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary. The 1968 animated movie has been restored in 4K digital resolution, according to an official announcement, although given “the delicate nature” of the hand-drawn artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up. “Yellow Submarine,,” based on the song of the same name by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, tells a fantastic tale featuring Beatles songs including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “All You Need Is Love.” Participating theaters and dates have yet to be revealed, but organizers say screenings will begin July 8 in the UK, Ireland and North America. For more information and updates you can visit ...Read Full Story

OTEP Announce ‘The Fire and Fury’ Summer 2018 Headlining Tour

Otep have been working on their eighth full-length studio album, but are also planning ahead for the summer with their recently announced “Fire and Fury” headlining tour. The summer tour starts July 5 in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, hitting Canada, the Midwest and East Coast before wrapping on the West Coast with a finale Aug. 18 in Ventura, Calif. Otep frontwoman Otep Shamaya says, “we are beyond excited to play some of the new songs on tour, to play Rock Fest in Wisconsin this summer, to scream and sing with our beloved fans and to remind everyone that no matter how hard they try to extinguish our identities, this time, we’re standing together and fighting back. This time, they will know how powerful we truly are.”  See all of the scheduled tour dates  listed below.. ...Read Full Story

Ann Wilson Announces Title And More Details For New Solo LP

Ann Wilson’s next solo release has a brand new title and a new famous name she’s collaborating with. Wilson’s collection of covers, previously titled Songs for the Living Vol. 1, will now instead be called Immortal. Like the original title, Wilson says that the album’s new name underscores the idea that “the artists have left us, but their expressions live in our hearts for all time.” Added Wilson, “we’ll have some surprise guests on the record, including Jeff Beck doing some killer guitar!” The specific details of Beck’s involvement remain to be revealed, but they’re scheduled to play with Paul Rodgers this summer across a series of dates they’ve dubbed the “Stars Align” tour. You can check out those dates here. . ...Read Full Story

Godsmack Releases ‘Bulletproof” Music Video

Godsmack premiered the official music video for “Bulletproof,” the lead single from the multi-platinum band’s upcoming “When Legends Rise” album that’s due out April 27 (the band’s seventh studio album and their first album in four years.)  The video, directed by filmmaker Troy Smith, satirically documents the band’s quest to make a new video. To coincide with the album’s release, the band will make festival appearances at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL and Fort Rock in Sunrise, FL before heading to Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion May 5 in Concord, NC and Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH on May 20.  They will also be co-headlining an outdoor amphitheater tour with Shinedown with stops over more than 30 cities. The six-week run kicks off July 22 and makes stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta, New York and many more before wrapping September 2. For more information on the tour and to purchase tickets, visit ...Read Full Story

Jack White’s “Boarding House Reach” Debuts At Number 1 On Billboard 200

Jack White‘s Boarding House Reach is the number-one album on this week’s Billboard 200. White’s third solo effort debuts at the top of the chart with a total of 124,000 equivalent album units, 121,000 of which were traditional album sales. Boarding House Reach the second-biggest album sales week for 2018, following Justin Timberlake’s most recent release, Man of the Woods. Boarding House Reach is also the best-selling week for a rock album since U2’s Songs of Experience in 2017. The success of Boarding House Reach are in part driven by the concert ticket and album bundle for White’s upcoming tour, kicking off April 19 in Detroit. Redeeming the album included in your ticket purchase counts as one sale.. ...Read Full Story

Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, And The Cult Announce Tri-Headlining US Tour

Bush and Stone Temple Pilots are hitting the road together this summer. The 90’s alt-rock veterans will be joined by British hard rock act The Cult on a US “tri-headlining” tour dubbed “Revolution 3.” The 20-date trek launches in late July and runs through early September. The itinerary includes stops in Nashville, Detroit, Boston, Albuquerque, and Phoenix, among points elsewhere. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6th through Live Nation. You can also grab them here and you can see the full list of tour dates in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

“Record Store Day” And List Of April 2018 New Rock Music Releases

With a score of exclusive releases, Record Store Day will dominates April 2018 New Music Releases. There are dozens and dozens of great things arriving for Record Store Day.  Dokken’s new CD/DVD/Blu-ray package is set to be dropped; King Crimson’s Live in Vienna 2016, recorded in Austria on Dec. 1 of that year, was previously available only in Japan as part of a box set.  The Who’s Live at the Fillmore East 1968 is set to be released as well and Toto’s four-disc 50th anniversary of Forever Changes is on the way. More information on these and other rock releases can be found below. . ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney To Release Four 2018 Edition Catalogue Reissues

On May 18, Paul McCartney will release four 2018 edition catalogue reissues: NEW, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, Wings Greatest and Thrillington. All four titles will be issued in single CD digipak and 180g black vinyl single LP formats. In addition to CD and 180g black vinyl editions, all four reissues will be available on limited-edition colored vinyl: New(pink), Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (gold), Wings Greatest (blue) and Thrillington (red-and-black marbled). You can find pre-order links at McCartney’s website.. ...Read Full Story

The Rolling Stones Guitarist Ronnie Wood Has Been Given A Clean Bill Of Health After A Cancer Scare

After revealing last year that he’d been diagnosed with lung cancer, The Rolling Stone’s Ronnie Wood has confirmed that the doctors have given him a clean bill of health. “I had three months of check-ups and it was all clear and they said go and enjoy life,” Wood said in a statement. Last August, Wood went under the knife to have half part of his lung removed before the cancer had the chance to spread to other parts of his body. “If your body is riddled with cancer, it’s a losing cause. Luckily, all mine was contained within the left lung and I was fortunate enough to get shot of it, bang. There was none in the rest of my body so I didn’t require chemo.” Wood is already up and ready to hit the road with the Stones once again this Summer for a new tour through England. It’ll be the band’s first tour back home in five years. The band has also said that they’re currently working on some new music, in an attempt to put out another new album.. ...Read Full Story

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider To Appear On Broadway In ‘Rocktopia’

Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider is making his way to Broadway to join the Broadway concert production of “Rocktopia” as a special guest vocalist during the fourth week of the show’s engagement, April 9 through 15. “Rocktopia” began its run at the Broadway Theatre on March 27, and is a special concert event that blends the works of classic artists, such as Mozart and Beethoven, with the rock ‘n’ roll music of bands such as Journey, Queen, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and U2. During his run on “Rocktopia,” Snider will be backed by a five-piece rock band, a 30-person choir and a 20-piece orchestra. Vocalists appearing in “Rocktopia” comes from everywhere from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Green Day’s “American Idiot” to the Metropolitan Opera. For information on the run, visit ...Read Full Story

Jethro Tull Celebrate 50th Anniversary With 3-Disc Compliation

Jethro Tull’s founder, singer and flautist, Ian Anderson, has hand-picked a 50-song track list from the band’s 21 studio albums to compile a 3-disc box set to celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary. 50 for 50 will be out May 25th and is loosely arranged in chronological order to capture the band’s various musical phases. In addition to 50 for 50, Jethro Tull will also release 50th Anniversary Hits, a condensed, 15-track collection that will be available on CD and vinyl. The CD version will be released May 25th, alongside 50 for 50, while the vinyl version will arrive August 31st.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard Announce Career-Spanning Box Set Series

Def Leppard just announced a career-spanning box set series, with the first of four packages to be launched on June 1. Volume One contains the band’s first four studio albums — On Through the Night (1980), High ’n’ Dry (1981), Pyromania (1983) and Hysteria (1987), to be presented in eight-LP and seven-CD editions. The set is presented in a brand new sleeve, complete with a hardback book, a replica of the band’s self-titled 1979 EP and written introductions by singer Joe Elliott, guitarist Phil Collen, bassist Rick Savage and drummer Rick Allen. Def Leppard’s Volume One is now available for pre-order on vinyl and CD; details on the next three sets will be revealed later. Def Leppard will also be touring with Journey this summer throughout the U.S.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica’s ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ Hits No. 2 On ‘Billboard’ Chart

Metallica’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct debuted a few years ago, but the legendary rockers have almost managed to repeat history as the record has climbed back into the Top 10, ascending to No. 2 last week. Hardwired… To Self-Destruct was topped only by rapper XXXTentacion’s sophomore album, ?, which moved 131,000 units. In late February, Metallica announced the second North American leg of their ‘WorldWired’ tour and ticket sales helped to lift the album to the No. 2 chart position. Ticket purchases included an album redemption offer where fans had the choice of receiving a copy of the album. Metallica will be playing only select North American appearances between September 02 and March 13 of next year.  You can see the full list of dates here.. ...Read Full Story

3 Doors Down And Collective Soul Announce ‘Rock & Roll Express’ Tour

3 Doors Down and Collective Soul announced they will be co-headlining the “Rock & Roll Express Tour.”  Additionally, Soul Asylum will be supporting the bands on select dates.  The 36-city North American run will kick off July 6 at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia and continue through mid-September, throughout the country.  Tickets for the general public go on sale March 30 at 10AM local time via Live Nation. There is also a Citi cardmembers pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, Mar. 27 – Thursday, Mar. 29 through Citi’s Private Pass program. Complete pre-sale details can be found here.  More information on each band’s respective VIP packages can be found at the 3 Doors Down official website and Collective Soul official website.. ...Read Full Story

Yes Announce 50th Anniversary North American Tour

Yes will commemorate 50 years since the debut of their first album with a special North American tour. The band announced more than 30 dates across North America that will take place this summer, beginning with two nights at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ill. on June 5-6, and concluding at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall on July 28. Yes promise more concerts will be added in the future. Tickets for most shows will go on sale either March 30 or 31, with others taking place in early April. You can find more information on the band’s website and full dates are listed in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Ringo Starr Announces U.S. Tour Dates

After receiving knighthood from the British royal family last week, Sir Ringo Starr has announced a U.S. tour with his All Star Band. The 20-date tour will take place in September and begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma and ends in Los Angeles. The band will also embark on a previously announced European tour in June and July, and they have a date in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 2. The All Star Band will perform songs from each band member’s respective back catalog. Alongside Starr, the band lineup will consist of vocalist/guitarist Colin Hay (Men at Work), guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), vocalist/keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), saxophonist Warren Ham (Toto, Bloodrock), drummer Gregg Bissonette (Toto, Santana) and vocalist/bassist Graham Gouldman (10cc). Ringo released his 19th solo album, Give More Love, last year, which featured Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Benmont Tench and Paul McCartney.. ...Read Full Story

Gene Simmons Says He Was ‘Wrong’ And ‘Not Informed’ About Cannabis

Gene Simmons said he was “wrong” and “not informed” about cannabis as he began his role as “chief evangelical officer” for Canadian cannabis company Invictus. The announcement of Simmons involvement in the company last week took many fans by surprise, since Simmons had always been outspoken about the use of any form of drugs. “I was wrong and I was not informed,” Simmons told the Toronto Sun in a recent interview. “I’ve been dismissive of cannabis. And I didn’t know much about it. I just dismissed it out of hand.”  Simmons, who was taking part in an event to publicize Invicta’s launch on the Toronto Stock Exchange revealed that he’d purchased “10 million” in the company’s stock and his commitment included appearing at a minimum of 50 promotional events over the next five years.. ...Read Full Story

Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander To Make Broadway Debut In ‘Rocktopia’

Robin Zander, lead singer of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, will make his Broadway debut in the concert event Rocktopia for the final week of its limited engagement, this April 23 to 29. Rocktopia combines 20th century rock music with classical compositions. The musical program features a fusion of composers like Mozart, Bach and Handel with groups like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, U2 and many more, all backed by a five-piece rock band, a 40-person choir, a 20-piece orchestra and what’s described as an “elite lineup of vocalists.”  Opening night of Rocktopia is Tuesday, March 27 at the Broadway Theatre. You can buy tickets to Rocktopia here via Telecharge.. ...Read Full Story

Slash To Record New Album With Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators

Slash has confirmed that he will reconnect with Miles Kennedy and his Conspirators for a third studio album. The five-piece outfit, which also includes drummer Brent Fitz, bassist Todd Kerns and guitarist Frank Sidoris, recently re-entered the studio with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette and they’ve started looking ahead to the fall for the release of their still-untitled third album. A North American tour is expected as well. While Slash has been touring with Guns N’ Roses, Kennedy recently released his critically-hailed solo debut album Year of the Tiger.. ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Run With Additional 81 Shows

Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show Springsteen on Broadway has added 81 additional performances, extending his stay at the Walter Kerr Theatre until Dec. 15. The extra dates will begin July 10 with tickets going on sale March 29 at 11 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. This marks the third extension for Springsteen on Broadway following its initial eight-week run in October. The second leg of the music icon’s New York residency ends on June 30.  Due to high demand, only fans who previously registered for the sale (and have not previously purchased tickets) will be eligible to receive an invitation to the sale. A digital lottery will also be held for those interested in buying tickets after the initial sale.. ...Read Full Story

Dokken’s New Video ‘It’s Just Another Day’ Premieres

The classic lineup of Dokken has been captured on the upcoming Return to the East Live 2016, which will be released April 20 on CD, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital download. Return to the East Live 2016 will also include “It’s Just Another Day,” a brand new song recorded especially for the album.  You can pre-order Return to the East Live 2016 by clicking here.  You can go to their PledgeMusic page for more information. Watch the video for “It’s Just Another Day” in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story