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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

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