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Roger Daltrey Announces His First Solo Album In 26 Years Called ‘As Long As I Have You’

Roger Daltrey will release his new album, As Long as I Have You on June 1.  This will be Daltrey’s first record since Going Back Home, his 2014 collaboration with Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson.  The week after the album’s release, the Who singer will embark on a tour where he’ll perform Tommy with an orchestra.  As Long as I Have You includes covers of songs written by Stephen Stills (“How Far”), Stevie Wonder (“You Haven’t Done Nothing”), Nick Cave (“Into My Arms”) and Garnet Mimms (the title track). Daltrey also wrote some of the songs, notably “Certified Rose” and “Always Heading Home.”  You can listen to the title track from “As Long as I Have You” in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

Joe Perry Announces Solo ‘Joe Perry and Friends’ Shows

Joe Perry will play three dates in support of his new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, next month. Perry will be joined by his Aerosmith bandmate Brad Whitford and Extreme’s Gary Cherone for the shows, which he’s calling “Joe Perry and Friends.”  The first show will be at the House of Blues in Boston on April 18 and the next two nights Perry will play at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, Va., and the Music Box at Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. The opening act for the first two nights will be former Bostonguitarist Barry Goudreau and Joe Perry Project singer Charlie Farren.. ...Read Full Story

Stryper Returns With A New Single And Video Titled “Sorry”

Rock band Stryper have released the official music video for “Sorry” – the first single from their upcoming 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due to be released April 20, 2018.  Stryper reunited with director Jamie Brown of Smoking Gun Productions for the “Sorry” video, which was shot on location in the desert outside of Las Vegas.  God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet, and Oz Fox. Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.  Following the album’s announcement and pre-order launch on February 9th, God Damn Evil hit #1 on the Hard Rock Chart at Amazon.com, where it remains in the Top 10 more than a month later. . ...Read Full Story

David Byrne Announces He Is Extending His U.S. Tour

David Byrne kicked off his American Utopia tour at the beginning of the month, and now he is announcing an extension of the tour with a new leg of U.S. dates added in September and October.  Byrne will perform more than 100 dates on the tour.  At the additional shows, he will be supported by Tune-Yards. Throughout the tour, Byrne has been referencing his work with both the Talking Heads and St. Vincent, as well as his solo work.  See the full list of tour dates in the linked article below.. ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash Is Granted Restraining Order Against Aggressive Man

Rock guitarist Slash has been granted a restraining order against a man who was seen acting aggressively near his home after failing to gain entry. The unnamed man attempted to persuade a number of people that he was a close friend of Slash’s. Court action was taken after two incidents in recent weeks. Documents claimed that the man tried to join a private Super Bowl party at Slash’s house on Feb. 4 by saying he was a friend. When he was refused entry, he rang the doorbell a number of times and attacked a security camera. Two weeks later, the man returned to Slash’s home.  After failing to get into another private party, he sat outside revving his motorcycle engine. No details have been released regarding the motivation for the aggressor’s actions.  A temporary restraining order was issued, and the case is to be heard at a court in Pasadena, Calif., on March 29.. ...Read Full Story

The Trailer For Neil Young’s Netflix Original “Paradox” Is Released

Music legend Neil Young stars in the first trailer for new Netflix Original ‘Paradox” The new show, directed by Daryl Hannah, features new music from Neil Young + Promise of the Real.  It will star Young alongside Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Willie Nelson, Corey McCormick, Anthony LoGerfo, Tato Melgar, Charris Ford and Dulcie Clarkson Ford.  Paradox will debut on Netflix March 23rd.  Young is also set to releasing the accompanying soundtrack to Paradox later this month.  . ...Read Full Story

Alice In Chains Announce Second Leg Of 2018 Headlining Tour

Alice in Chains have announced dates for the second leg of their North American headlining tou, and also revealed they are putting the finishing touches on their next album, slated to come out this fall. Back in December the band revealed it’s first list of concert dates, set to kick off at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts on April 28. The second leg of their tour will begin Aug. 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The new dates will see Alice In Chains performing across North America and they’ll be spending the bulk of the summer touring Europe. The full itinerary can be found in the linked article below.  . ...Read Full Story

Alice Cooper Announces Summer 2018 North American Tour

Alice Cooper is currently on tour supporting his album Paranormal, but lucky for his fans he revealed yesterday, March 12, that he is extending the tour — with dates scheduled to take place this summer. The summer leg of his tour will begin August 3 at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, and is set to conclude at the York Fair in York, Pennsylvania.  At his August 10 and 12 shows in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, his opening act will be former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley. All dates and full details on tickets and VIP packages at listed on Cooper’s website.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam Unveil New Protest Song ‘Can’t Deny Me’

Pearl Jam rewarded members of their Ten Club fan club Saturday with a new song titled “Can’t Deny Me.” The new track is a protest song, seemingly aimed at President Donald Trump. “Can’t Deny Me” was accompanied by artwork that captures a protest in action, with Pearl Jam written in graffiti. “Can’t Deny Me” is first original song Pearl Jam has released since their 10th studio LP Lightning Bolt in 2013. No official release information for the track has been announced.. ...Read Full Story

Motley Crue Movie Crew Member Electrocuted On Set

A crew member working on the Motley Crue biopic, “The Dirt” was rushed to the hospital after being electrocuted during production. The incident happened Saturday morning in New Orleans where the film is shooting. The unidentified man is currently hospitalized, and is expected to recover. “Even though all of our safety protocols were in place, an accident did occur and a crew member was injured by electricity,” a rep for the film confirmed. In addition, the entire cast was on set Friday for filming.  Machine Gun Kelly is playing Tommy Lee, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Iwan Theon is Mick Mars, Douglas Booth plays Nikki Sixx and Daniel Webber is portraying Vince Neil. . ...Read Full Story

Vinnie Vincent To Reunite With Gene Simmons For Public Appearance

Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent has found himself reuniting with his onetime bandmate Gene Simmons. As previously reported, Vincent re-emerged recently for an appearance at the Atlanta Kiss Expo, where he took questions from fans and offered his side of the story that started with his meteoric rise as a member of Kiss. Vincent revealed a willingness to meet up with Simmons at the Nashville date on Simmons’ “Vault Experience” tour.   Simmons reached out to ask about including a song they wrote together, “I Wanna Live,” on the deluxe set that Simmons is personally delivering and the two set aside long-standing differences. Now they’ll be together when Simmons makes his way to Nashville on April 14, which has been confirmed by Simmons and was also shared by Vincent on Facebook.. ...Read Full Story

Drummer Tommy Lee Seeks Restraining Order Against Son Brandon After Brawl

Tommy Lee is fighting back against statements made by his son, Brandon, after their brawl earlier this week. Lee now says he wants nothing to do with his son, after Brandon allegedly punched the rocker in the mouth on Monday night. The Mötley Crüe drummer is seeking a restraining order against the 21-year-old son he shares with ex-wife Pamela Anderson, after the two were involved in an altercation. Lee, 55, is already pressing assault charges. According to reports, the father and son got into a fight after Lee posted on social media about Anderson’s recent interview with Piers Morgan where she discussed his 1998 spousal abuse arrest. Sources say Brandon punched his father in the face in self-defense after the heated argument. He also claimed his father was drunk and the reason he’s been living with him is to help him overcome his addiction. “I’m devastated at the events of the last several days that have been a result of my father’s alcoholism,” Brandon, 21, said through his rep.. ...Read Full Story

Halestorm Announces Fall 2018 European Headlining Tour

Hard rockers Halestorm have announced a Fall 2018 European headlining tour, kicking off in Moscow on September 14 and wrapping up in Madrid on October 25. The trek includes eight U.K. and Irish dates, including London’s O2 Academy Brixton for the first time. Special guests for the tour are still to be announced. Tickets will be available via pre-sale on March 7 and then on general sale at 12 p.m. GMT on March 9 via LiveNation.co.uk, Ticketmaster.co.uk, and venue box offices.. ...Read Full Story

AC/DC’s Bon Scott Honored With Sculpture Unveiled In Melbourne

A new sculpture in the likeness of former AC/DC singer Bon Scott was unveiled during a dedication ceremony in Melbourne, Australia, attended by Scott’s son Dave Stevens.  Steven did the honors and presented the artwork to the public for the first time. The sculpture is the work of artist Mike Makatron, and this new Scott tribute resides on the fittingly named “AC/DC Lane.”  Sydney is the city where the band was formed, but Melbourne holds many connections to former members of AC/DC.  Drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Mark Evans were both born there, and Scott lived there during periods during his life — first as a child, then as a young working musician. AC/DC also filmed its video for “It’s A Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock N Roll)” in Melbourne.  Footage from the new sculpture’s unveiling can be viewed in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

Rob Zombie And Marilyn Manson Announce Joint North American Tour

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have announced a joint tour of North America.  The tour is being billed as The Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming Tour and is set to begin at Detroit’s DTE Energy Music Center on July 11, concluding at Irvine’s Fivepoint Amp on August 29.  Zombie’s official website said in the following statement: “They said it couldn’t happen again! But never say never – the Twins Of Evil are back this summer for a co-headliner tour. Yes, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are heading out on tour again to bring their unique brands of showmanship to audiences across North America.”  Tickets will go on general sale March 24 and are part of Live Nation’s “Ticket To Rock” program which offers bundles to shows including Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin and Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace. A full list of dates can be found in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Evanescence Announce Summer North American Tour With Lindsey Stirling

Rock band Evanescence and electric violinist Lindsey Stirling will be joining together for a co-headlining North American tour this summer. Evanescence and Stirling will perform alongside a full orchestra.  The tour will begin on July 6th at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Stops will include Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix and more, before ending on September 8th at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington. The two artists recently collaborated on the song Hi-Lo,” off Evanescence’s 2017 album, Synthesis.  Tickets for most of the tour will go on sale March 9th via Live Nation. Evanescence and Stirling will have their own pre-sale, as well as offer a limited number of VIP packages starting March 7th. Full details and information are available on both of their websites: Evanescence.com and LindseyStirling.com.   . ...Read Full Story

Eddie Vedder Performs Tom Petty’s “Room at the Top” For Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was in attendance at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 4,  but he wasn’t just attending the ceremony as a viewer; he also performed at the event. Vedder was the singer for the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars, playing “Room at the Top” from the late Tom Petty, who passed away last fall. After an introduction from Jennifer Garner, Vedder took the stage with his guitar and backing keyboardist Brendan O’Brien as he performed the fitting and moving Petty song. While Petty was acknowledged in the intro by Garner, he was not part of the actual “In Memoriam” montage amidst the actors, actresses, directors and various crew members.  While Vedder has been performing solo for most of the past year, he’s set to resume touring with Pearl Jam this spring through the summer.. ...Read Full Story

Bon Jovi’s ‘This House Is Not for Sale’ Album Back At No. 1

Bon Jovi‘s This House Is Not for Sale LP is back at No. 1, more than a year after it topped the charts upon release. Billboard reports that the album has rebounded to the top spot thanks to a surge in sales; and seems to be driven by the ticket promotion attached to the group’s current tour, which allows fans to redeem their concert ticket for a copy of the album. This House Is Not for Sale first hit No. 1 when it was released back on Nov. 4, 2016. According to Billboard, the 15-month gap between stints on top represents the longest in the history of the chart.  . ...Read Full Story

Elton John Explains Why He Walked Off Stage In Las Vegas

Elton John explained how the actions of a “rude” fan led to him walk off stage during a performance in Las Vegas on Mar. 1. Towards the end of his Million Dollar Piano show, he cut short classic track “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” as a result of one audience member’s behavior. He returned to finish the set but announced that, because of the incident, he would no longer invite fans on stage during the song. John said in a statement, “Thursday night in Las Vegas a fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing and continued to do so even after I asked him to stop.  He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance.” John continued, “This guy was rude, disruptive and had no care or respect for our show and so I let him know how I felt, then left the stage until they had removed him.” This is the second time a Million Dollar Piano performance was disrupted during “Saturday NIght’s Alright,” following an incident in which a necklace was thrown at John.  Elton John’s Las Vegas run continues until May 17; his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will commence on Sept. 8.. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp Joins Stone Temple Pilots At Tour Opener

Stone Temple Pilots began their first tour with new lead singer Jeff Gutt with a 19-song set at the Canyon in Santa Clarita, Calif. The performance featured a guest appearance by Johnny Depp, who sat in on “Sex Type Thing” and a cover of the MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams.” Depp has played with bassist Robert DeLeo in Alice Cooper’s Hollywood Vampires. Video of both songs, as well as “Vasoline” and the new “Meadow,” are below.  The band also debuted “Roll Me Under,” which arrived last month when Stone Temple Pilots announced their tour dates.. ...Read Full Story

Rare David Bowie Albums Set For “Record Store Day 2018”

Three rare David Bowie records are set to be released for Record Store Day 2018. Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, will see Bowie’s ‘Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)’ album be released as a 3xLP set. The record features recordings from Bowie’s ‘Isolar II’ tour performances at London’s now-demolished Earls Court on June 30 and July 1 1978.  Fans will also be able to grab a 12″ single which features the first full-length of ‘Let’s Dance’, along with a live version on the B-side.  Lastly, ‘Bowie Now’ – a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP, featuring tracks from ‘Heroes’ and ‘Low’ – will get its first commercial release. Full information can be found on David Bowie’s official website.. ...Read Full Story

Rolling Stones Working On A New Album

The Rolling Stones are working on a new album. The legendary rock band have spent time in the recording studio over the last two years working on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Blue & Lonesome,’ according to guitarist Keith Richards. Discussing the possibility of a new album, he said: “We have some stuff down, which is very interesting. It’s more difficult for us to write together the further apart we are, but it also has its benefits in that we come back to it from a different angle.” The 74-year-old Richards has grown to enjoy the “challenge” of writing music he knows frontman Sir Mick Jagger will be able to “leap” on and he understands there’s “no point” in trying to push the singer out of his comfort zone.  Keith’s comments come just a few days after the group announced their first UK tour dates in five years, which will take place this summer.. ...Read Full Story

Steven Adler All-Star Band ‘Dio Disciples’ Lead 4th Annual “Ride For Ronnie” Concert

The fourth annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert is coming up, and riders will once again get to kick off the day at the Harley-Davidson store in Glendale, CA, proceeding up the highway to Los Encinos Park, the home to the annual Ride for Ronnie concert. This year’s performance lineup will include sets from a Steven Adler-led all-star band, Dio Disciples, Beasto Blanco, One More From the Road, A Classless Act and Railgun.  The 2018 Ride for Ronnie will take place Sunday, May 6, helping the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund raise awareness for cancer prevention and research for a cure. Last year’s event raised over $40,000.  For more information on this year’s event and ticketing information, check out the link here.. ...Read Full Story

Izzy Stradlin Reportedly Walked Away From Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven claims that the band’s ex-guitarist and co-founder Izzy Stradlin walked away from a possible reunion with the band last year.  Vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan got back together in 2016 and subsequently hit the road for the Not In This Lifetime tour.  In a new interview, Niven says that Stradlin also could have taken part in some shows, but decided to walk away: “He did get as far as flying out and doing a soundcheck and then he left after the soundcheck – he didn’t want to have anything to do with it.” Guns N’ Roses will headline this year’s Download festival in the UK, and will play other dates across Europe this summer. . ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin To Release Limited-Edition 7″ Single On Record Store Day

Led Zeppelin will release a yellow vinyl single featuring unreleased versions of Rock And Roll and Friends to celebrate “Record Store Day 2018.” Two previously unreleased tracks will be released for this Year’s Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21. The single, a yellow vinyl 7″, features the “Sunset Sound Mix” mix of Rock And Roll, which originally appeared on the band’s fourth album; and the “Olympic Studios Mix” of Friends, which appeared on Led Zeppelin III. The release has been overseen by Jimmy Page.  The new single is the third release announced as part of the band’ 50th anniversary celebrations, following the news of an illustrated book to be released in October, and the reissue of the band’s How The West Was Won live album next month.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top And John Fogerty Announce The “Blues And Bayous” Tour

ZZ Top and Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founder John Fogerty have announced a joint US tour. The Blues And Bayous Tour will get underway in Atlantic City on May 25 and will travel to an additional 22 cities, with further dates to be added. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons says: “John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya!” Fogerty added: “ZZ Top is one of my favourite bands, and Billy Gibbons is one of my all-time favourite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous… bucket list!” Tickets will go on general sale from 10am local time on March 2; Willie Nelson joining the tour on June 26 in Mt. Pleasant. For more information head to ZZTop.com and JohnFogerty.com.  A full list of dates are also in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

ANTHRAX Cancels European Tour Plans

ANTHRAX has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer “due to scheduling conflicts, this according to the Facebook page of the Borgholm Brinner festival. In a statement, the band members “sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon.”  ANTHRAX was one of several acts scheduled to perform at Borgholm Brinner on July 27-28 at Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden. The group will be supporting SLAYER on the first leg of the band’s farewell world tour, which will kick off with a concert on May 10 at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, “Kings Among Scotland”, on April 27.  Filmed February 15, 2017 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage on the band’s tour bus and backstage. The DVD can be pre-ordered at www.anthrax.com.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Confirm 2018 North American ‘WorldWired’ Tour

Metallica officially announced a second series of WorldWired tour dates in North America, beginning with a Sept. 2 show in Madison, Wis.   Metallica is currently in the midst of a European trek in support of their most recent album Hardwired …to Self-Destruct, which will conclude May 11 in Helsinki, Finland.  The North American shows will be presented in the round, and the Light It Up pre-show party will feature comedian Jim Breuer and a DJ. A limited number of Black Tickets are available for $598; these special passes allow floor access to any Metallica show on this North American tour. Tickets go on sale March 2; for more information and complete list of dates, cities visit their official website.. ...Read Full Story

Steel Panther Share New Animated Music Video

Steel Panther have released a new video for their track “Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills).” The song comes from their latest album “Lower The Bar”. The band teamed up with Ntoonz to create the new animated video and have released it amidst their current North American tour in support of the album that was released last spring. The band just announced that they will be heading down under to Australia in May.  Watch the new video in the link below!. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard, Journey Share ‘Mission Impossible’ North American Tour Trailer

Def Leppard and Journey released a humorous new video, entitled Mission Impossible to promote their joint North American tour. The Mission Impossible clip finds the band’s frontmen Joe Elliott and Neal Schon plotting the 58-date trek. The two bands’ co-headlining tour will get under way in Hartford, CT on May 21st and wrap up in Los Angeles on October 6th.  Def Leppard will then head to the UK and Ireland for their Hysteria tour.. ...Read Full Story