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Meat Loaf Says Health Issues Means He May Never Sing Again

Meat Loaf has revealed that problems with his back have prevented him from singing for a year now, and that he may never be able to perform again. The 70-year-old artist has undergone a series of surgical procedures in an attempt to resolve the issues, but he’s currently unable to move around his home without the aid of a walker.  “You use everything to sing, and I just cannot do it,” he said in a new interview, before insisting that he planned to keep fighting. Asked whether he’d attend the upcoming opening of the Bat Out of Hell stage musical, he said there was “not a prayer” of his appearance while he had to rely on the walker. “I don’t have any business going out to where all the bars and bands are,” he said. “They’d look at me and say, ‘Who’s the old guy? What’s that old guy doing here?’ No, man, I don’t belong in those places.”. ...Read Full Story

Stone Temple Pilots Announce New, Self-Titled Album

Back in November, Stone Temple Pilots announced their return, welcoming new frontman Jeff Gutt into the fold, and premiering a new single, “Meadow.” During that announcement, the band mentioned that they would release a new album this spring. Now, the band have finally detailed that new album, announcing that their newest effort—simply titled Stone Temple Pilots—will be arriving March 16. The band also premiered a new single, “Roll Me Under.”  With the announcement of the new album also came the addition of a number of new American tour dates, which will take place from early May through mid-June. For more info, stop by stonetemplepilots.com.. ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Announces ‘Farewell’ Show In London

Paul Simon has scheduled a farewell performance for July 15th at London’s Hyde Park. The gig is the only concert Simon has scheduled for 2018 so far, though it remains unclear if the show is meant to be an official retirement send-off.  The concert, officially billed as Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance, will also feature James Taylor and his All-Star Band and Bonnie Raitt. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale February 2nd, while a pre-sale starts February 1st. Simon’s performance will close out the British Summer Time festival, a 10-day event that will also feature sets from Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, the Cure and Michael Bublé.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers & Ann Wilson Announce The “Stars Align” Tour

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Heart’s Ann Wilson have announced a North American summer tour.  They’ll play a total on 19 dates on the Stars Align Tour, kicking off in West Valley City on July 18 and wrapping up in Tampa on August 26.  Beck saId in a statement: “I always enjoy touring the US in the summer and joining with Paul and Ann Wilson should make for quite an exciting night.” Tickets will go on sale from 10am local time on Friday, February 2 via LiveNation. . ...Read Full Story

Primus And Mastodon To Join Forces For U.S. Tour

Primus will join forces with Mastodon for a late spring/early summer tour of the U.S.  Kicking off May 6 at Red Rocks, the tour will cross the country and back, with stops at Austin 360 Amphitheater, The Fox in Atlanta, Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn, Northerly Island in Chicago, Greek Theaters in San Francisco and Los Angeles and many more before ending July 7 in Phoenix.  Primus’s ninth studio album, “The Desaturating Seven,” is being well-received and marks the return of singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander, for its first album of original music since 1995. Pre-sale tickets start Tuesday, January 30 local time (password: Goblins) and general onsale is Friday, February 2.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger Releases Previously Unheard Song Titled ‘Finding Out’

Bob Seger has just released a previously unheard track called “Finding Out,” which was intended for 2006’s Face the Promise album but didn’t make the cut. Seger is now offering the song as a free download on his website. The song was first started more than a dozen years ago but finally completed during the sessions for I Knew You When, Seger’s most recent LP which was released last year. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press back in 2003, Seger said that “Finding Out” was a new track for his then-upcoming album. “I’ve got a ballad on the new album called ‘Finding Out,’ where I really nailed the lyric,” he said at the time. Just this past fall, Seger was forced to postpone his 19-date tour that was planned to precede to the November release of his 10th studio album due to back surgery. But he’s on the road to recovery and hoping to get back on tour soon.. ...Read Full Story

Stars Honor Fleetwood Mac At MusiCares Person Of The Year Show

Many artists took to the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Friday, two days before the 2018 Grammy Awards, to pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year event.  Artists such as Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Keith Urban, Harry Styles, Little Big Town and Jared Leto were among those who performed covers of the legendary blues rock band’s songs. Former President Bill Clinton presented the blues rock band with their MusiCares Person of the Year award. The group is the first band to win the annual award, which is usually given to a solo artist.  The former president is a longtime fan of Fleetwood Mac and had chosen the band’s 1977 song “Don’t Stop” as the theme song for his 1992 presidential campaign, which they also performed at his inauguration. “They let me use it as a theme song and I have been trying to live by it ever since,” Clinton told the audience.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Posts Video After Hospital Visit

Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan disclosed last week he underwent some form of medical treatment. However, he did not provide specifics on his ailment. He posted a picture to Instagram of an IV going into his left arm, saying “Sometimes rock and roll has its costs.  But it does occur to me sitting here that my aim is to make peace with my family first, and then spend whatever time I have left here making peace with God.”   Later that day, he uploaded a video of him repeatedly singing “I’m fine” while playing piano chords. He then unveiled another picture of his back covered with welts, saying it came from “yesterday’s cupping session.”  Smashing Pumpkins are reportedly planning a tour to begin in July that brings guitarist James Iha back in to the band with Corgan and original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. The group’s founding bassist, D’arcy Wretzky, who split with the band in 1999, revealed that she is not taking part in the reunion.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam To Play Seven ‘Home’ And ‘Away’ Shows This Summer

Pearl Jam will hit the road for a short set of US Home and Away tour dates this summer, hitting up stadiums in four different cities. The Home shows, which were announced earlier this week, mark their first appearance in their hometown in five years. As well as two dates Safeco Field in Seattle on August 8th and 10th,  the band will also be playing at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana on August 13th, with two dates at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on August 18th and 20th and another two at Boston’s Fenway Park on September 2nd and 4th. Their Seattle shows will be a charitable venture for the group, with them pledging $1 million towards local homelessness campaigns. They plan to raise at least $10 million this year towards similar initiatives.. ...Read Full Story

Lynyrd Skynyrd Announce “Last of the Street Survivors” Farewell Tour

Lynyrd Skynyrd announced it is going to embark on a farewell tour. Rolling Stone reports that the band members made the announcement Thursday. The tour begins May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and ends Sept. 1 in Atlanta.  Special guests will join the Southern rock band along the way, including  Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, the Charlie Daniels Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Blackberry Smoke and Blackfoot. The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour will have stops in Tampa, Cleveland, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mansfield, Massachusetts. Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. local time.  More information on VIP tickets and tour dates can be found at LynyrdSkynyrd.com. . ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin Are Reissuing Their Triple-Disc Live Album ‘How The West Was Won’

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of their founding, Led Zeppelin has decided to return to one of the most celebrated live releases, How The West Was Won, by giving fans a remastered take on the triple-cd set that was first issued in 2003. This new version of How The West Was Won will be overseen by guitarist Jimmy Page. The album collects two concerts the band performed in the Los Angeles area in 1972, one at the Forum in Inglewood on June 25, and another gig down south at the Long Beach Arena two nights later.  The remastered version of How The West Was Won is set to come in a variety of formats, including a super deluxe box set that comes with both the three-CD set.  Set to be released this March, you can pre-order How The West Was Won on the band’s official website.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top Announce “Viva Las Vegas” Residency

ZZ Top are back in action and will soon be going Vegas with the announcement that they will be launching a brand new six-date residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The special Viva Las Vegas dates will be kicking off at the venue on April 20th and concluding on April 28th, which shows also scheduled for the 21st, 22nd, 25th and 27th. Tickets will be going on sale at 10am this Friday, January 26th. The residency follows the band being forced off the road due to bass player Dusty Hill’s health issues.. ...Read Full Story

Former Judas Priest Drummer Dave Holland Dead At 69

Former Judas Priest and Trapeze drummer Dave Holland has died at the age of 69. The news was confirmed by former Priest guitarist KK Downing on Facebook, who says: “It is with deep regret that I have to accept the sudden and unexpected news that Dave Holland has passed away.” Holland joined Judas Priest in 1979 and went on to appear on many of the band’s classic records including British Steel, Screaming For Vengeance and Turbo. However in 2004, Holland was convicted of attempting to rape a 17-year-old with learning difficulties who he’d been giving drum lessons to. Holland was found guilty of one charge of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault, and was jailed for eight years in the UK and moved to Spain following his release. No cause of death has been reported.. ...Read Full Story

Slayer To Embark On Their Final World Tour

After more than three decades, California thrash metal band Slayer is preparing to embark on their last ever world tour. Presale will begin on Wednesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. EST and end on Thursday, January 25 at 10 p.m.  General admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. Slayer also revealed that support for the North American leg will include Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament. Slayer’s last album was 2015’s ‘Repentless’ which became their highest charting album so far, peaking at number four in the US charts. It was also the first album not to feature guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away from live failure back in 2013.. ...Read Full Story

Mötley Crüe’s Biopic “The Dirt” Enters Pre-Production

Mötley Crüe’s long-awaited biopic The Dirt has entered pre-production, according to drummer Tommy Lee. The film, based on Crüe’s 2001 book of the same name, was originally slated for release in the summer of 2016.  Now Lee has given fans an updated on Twitter, where he says: “Hey kids! Good news! The Mötley Crüe movie The Dirt has begun pre-production! Starts shooting in February. Here we go!”  In casting news, English actor Douglas Booth and rapper Machine Gun Kelly have both signed on.  Booth will play Nikki Sixx in the Jeff Tremaine-directed film, and 27 year old Kelly revealed on his Twitter that he’ll be playing drummer Tommy Lee in the film. No other cast members have been announced.. ...Read Full Story

Lenny Kravitz Announces “Raise Vibration” European Summer 2018 Tour

Lenny Kravitz has announced an upcoming 2018 European summer tour, called the “Raise Vibration” tour.  In addition to the tour, Kravitz is also gearing up to release new music: his new studio album Raise Vibration, will be his first record since 2014’s Strut.  Kravitz has announced he’ll play  shows in the UK, Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain. The UK dates will be Kravitz’s first performance in the UK since 2015. Tickets go on sale on Friday January 26 at 9am.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard & Journey To Co-Headline North American Tour

Def Leppard and Journey are teaming up for a huge North American tour to kick off the summer. The 58-city tour will hit stadiums and arenas all over North America beginning with the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The tour runs from May to September. According to a press release, Def Leppard will close half the shows and Journey will close the other half. Members of the two acts are beyond excited to hit the stage together again after their joint tour in the early 2000s. Tickets go on sale online at LiveNation.com beginning Saturday, Feb. 3. . ...Read Full Story

Thousands Gather In Ireland For Cranberries Frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan’s Memorial

Thousands of Cranberries fans lined up outside of a Limerick, Ireland church this weekend, where Dolores O’Riordan was lying in repose ahead of her funeral Tuesday – to pay tribute to the singer who died last Monday at the age of 46.  Fans congregated outside of St Joseph’s Church Sunday, the first public viewing since O’Riordan’s death on January 15th; earlier in the week, a London’s coroner announced they had released the singer’s body back to her family after conducting an autopsy, the results of which will be revealed no earlier than April. The public viewing concluded Sunday afternoon, before she is laid to rest Tuesday at St Ailbes’ Church in Ballybricken.. ...Read Full Story

U2 Release New Politically Charged Video For ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’

Legendary rock band U2 has released a video for their single “Get Out Of Your Own Way.”  The video is an animated clip created by the Broken Fingaz Crew, an Israeli graffiti collective, who worked with U2 on the “American Soul” video. This new video has a strong political message with references to the Ku Klux Klan and President Donald Trump. As a rainbow appears across the screen, a marching line of Klansmen are shown holding torches. Trump is then shown pulling the curtains open in the Oval Office, revealing the line of Klansmen marching past his window – a scene that is later repeated as Trump is shown signing documents at his desk.. ...Read Full Story

The Chainsmokers Unveil New Music And Video For New Track ‘Sick Boy’

The Chainsmokers are back with their first new song of 2018. This time though, the duo has abandoned their romantic hits like “Closer” and “Paris” and decided to take a darker direction with their new single, “Sick Boy.”  The track debuted on January 17 along with its accompanying music video.  The electronic duo dropped their debut studio album ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ last year, topping the US charts and reaching number three in the UK.  Meanwhile, ‘Sick Boy’ is a brand new offering, co-written by Tony Ann and Emily Warren and produced by Shaun Frank. The Chainsmokers are currently on tour in North America, though they have a handful of European dates coming up as well as shows in China, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.. ...Read Full Story

Trent Reznor Files Restraining Order Against Neighbor

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has filed a restraining order against his neighbor, claiming that the man has become increasingly threatening toward his family in recent months. In the report, Reznor accuses his neighbor Nader Afshar of expressing hatred of the musician to one of Reznor’s friends, and the vocalist spotted Afshar walking up and down the sidewalk ranting as Reznor was outside playing with his kids. A judge granted Reznor’s request, asking Afshar to stay at least 10 yards away from the singer, his family and any employees who may be working at his residence. A court hearing on the matter has been set for next month.. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp Could Be Joining Marilyn Manson’s Band

Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp have teamed up in the past, and it looks like they could be spending a lot more time together, if you believe the rumors circulating. Manson took to Twitter yesterday to say that “Johnny Depp is considering a position on guitar.” The duo worked together on various videos and projects over the years, with Depp most recently making appearances in Manson’s “SAY10” and “KILL4ME” videos from Manson’s most recent album Heaven Upside Down. This wouldn’t Depp’s first appearance as a guitarist; he and Alice Cooper, along with Joe Perry and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, formed the supergroup Hollywood Vampires back in 2015, where Depp played guitar.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Matthews Band Announces Ninth Studio Album And 2018 Summer Tour

Dave Matthews Band has confirmed a return to the road with an extensive 2018 Summer Tour. The group will be performing in support of their just-announced new studio album. Following an appearance on February 3 in St. Paul, Minnesota as part of the Night Before Super Bowl concert, frontman Dave Matthews will reassemble the band starting on May 18 in The Woodlands, Texas. Each ticket purchased by May 17 for the 2018 Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour comes with either a CD or digital download of the currently untitled new album. . ...Read Full Story

Nirvana, Aerosmith, Queen, Jimi Hendrix Among 2018 ‘Grammy Hall Of Fame’ Inductees

The Recording Academy has announced the newest inductions to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. The latest additions recognize a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. The 2018 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees range include David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Band Of Gypsys.” The list also features Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” Queen’s “A Night At The Opera” and Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like A Wheel.” Other inductees include recordings by Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and many more.  See the full list below.. ...Read Full Story

Jack White Announces New Solo Album “Boarding House Reach”

Jack White has announced details of his upcoming 3rd solo album titled Boarding House Reach.  The follow-up to 2014’s Lazaretto will arrive on March 23 and is said to feature elements of “crunching rock’n’roll, electro, hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues and country.” In addition, the former White Stripes man has released an audio stream of Respect Commander and a video for Connected By Love. Boarding House Reach is available for pre-order through the Third Man Records online store. . ...Read Full Story

Singer Dolores O’Riordan Of The Cranberries Dies At 46

Dolores O’Riordan, singer and frontwoman of Irish indie-rock back The Cranberries, has died aged 46 in London. Her publicists released a statement on Monday saying: “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”  The Cranberries were known for its hit 1990s songs “Dreams,” “Linger” and “Zombie.”  O’Riordan split from Don Burton, her husband of 20 years, in 2014. They had three children together.. ...Read Full Story

Joe Perry Assembles All-Star Band For Solo Dates

Joe Perry is touring in support of his new solo album, and he’s invited a bunch of his famous friends. Perry is prepping Sweetzerland Manifesto, his first non-holiday solo studio effort in nearly a decade. Set to drop on Jan. 19, Perry will be working with an array of well-known collaborators including Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, Terry Reid and David “Buster Poindexter” Johansen. Perry was joined by Zander, Extreme singer Gary Cherone and Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo for his set at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Perry’s performance spanned 17 songs, touching on covers and new material in addition Aerosmith classics.. ...Read Full Story

Heart’s Ann Wilson Working On Solo Album to Honor Fallen Artists

Ann Wilson, the lead singer of classic rock band Heart, has revealed that she is working on a new solo project honoring musicians that have passed. “There are a lot of changes in the works,” Wilson shared on social media. It’s a project very dear to me — a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years: Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, and Chris Cornell to name a few.”  Wilson added, “It is thrilling work and I can’t wait for you to hear what we are doing!” The singer also announced a handful of recently revealed solo tour dates, which kick off Jan. 12 in Charenton, LA.. ...Read Full Story

Bon Jovi Announces ‘This House Is Not For Sale Tour’ Spring 2018 Dates

Newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi have announced the spring leg of their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation. The run will kick off in Denver, CO on March 14 and conclude May 14 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The band will celebrate their return to the road with the re-release of This House Is Not For Sale in a new version, containing two brand new songs, “When We Were US” and “Walls.” Tickets go on sale Jan. 19 at 10AM local time at Ticketmaster and through participating venue box offices. . ...Read Full Story

Motorhead Guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke Passes Away At 67

‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, the former guitarist of Motorhead, died Wednesday at the age of 67. The musician died while being treated in a hospital for pneumonia. The official Facebook page of Motorhead announced Clarke’s death alongside statements from other Motorhead members, including Phil Campbell and Mikey Dee. Clarke played with Motorhead from 1976 to 1982 until he left and formed Fastway with ex-UFO bassist Peter Way. Clarke was the last living member from Motorhead’s classic period, following the deaths of Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor in 2016 and Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister in 2016.. ...Read Full Story