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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 The project is set to include “previously unpublished photos, artwork from the Led Zeppelin archives and contributions from photographers around the world.”.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