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SCOTT STAPP Says SCOTT WEILAND’s Death Was A Warning To Him

According to The Pulse Of Radio, ART OF ANARCHY frontman Scott Stapp told Music Radar in a new interview that he was very careful to let the members of the band know that they would not have the same experience with him that they had with the late Scott Weiland, who sang on the group’s first album. Stapp explained: “Scott Weiland left the band prior to his death. They had a falling out and never toured. So the way he affected me was in my approach, knowing that these guys had had a relationship go sour, so I wanted to go out of my way to show these guys I was a humble guy, a team player and to give them a positive influence as well.” – reports BlabberMouth.net. ...Read Full Story

20 Years Ago: U2 Switch Gears Again With ‘Pop’ Read More: 20 Years Ago: U2 Switch Gears Again With ‘Pop’ | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/u2-pop/?trackback=tsmclip

There’s so much baggage when it comes to U2’s Pop album that it’s difficult to know where to start unpacking. The band’s 1997 record, with its embrace of dance rhythms and sampling, and its accompanying tour, with its arch (literally), post-modern posturing, have become so reviled as missteps that it’s not simple to get to the heart of the music, reports UltimateClassicRock.com. ...Read Full Story

Inside George Harrison’s Newly Expanded Memoir

Nearly 15 years after his death, the legacy of George Harrison and his fellow Beatles continues to reveal itself. At the moment, it’s in the form of a rare black-and-white photograph in the hands of Olivia Harrison, wife of the late singer-guitarist: It shows the early Beatles posing with their instruments in a barren stretch of Liverpool, England, dressed in matching suits but still looking tough behind their smiles, reports RollingStone.com. ...Read Full Story

MetalliGaga Summore?

Lars Ulrich of Metallica legacy that their Grammy Collaboration with Gaga was was so good that it has to be more than just a ‘One-Off’, more than imply that the two musical forces should work together again. . ...Read Full Story

Kid Rock for Senator?!? BawWitDaBaw!

His name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid – Kid Rock! And according to this latest BlabberMouth.net report sighting The Pulse Of Radio, “Wes Nakagiri — the activist and now a member of the party’s central committee — said that Rock “has name I.D., is an out-of-the-box idea, and would kind of get rid of that stodgy Republican image.”
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/michigan-republican-pushes-kid-rock-for-senate-run/#xJ1Yk1tpPg5k5gEm.99. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Night and Major League Baseball

It’s two great tastes that tates great together! Heavy Metal and Major League Baseball.
LouWire.com writes “For the fifth time, Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants will host their hometown metal legends for an annual event dubbed ‘Metallica Night.’ As was the case in years prior, the band’s members will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and perform their rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”. ...Read Full Story

Jerry Cantrell on His Latest Solo

‘A Job to Do’ is the latest Solo Song from Alice in Chains  front man Jerry Cantrell. BlabberMouth.net syas “ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has contributed a song called “A Job To Do” to the soundtrack of the upcoming action thriller “John Wick: Chapter 2”. The soundtrack will be released digitally on February 10 via Varèse Sarabande in conjunction with the opening of the movie, while the physical version will arrive on March 3. Cantrell performed the song with help from Tyler Bates, who also composed the score for the film.”. ...Read Full Story

Exit Light, Enter Gaga?

Lady Gaga is well known for her eclectic taste in music creation, with past hits spanning multiple music genres, and her performances with Tony Bennett are shining examples of her wide range. Well she’s about to add, Heavy Metal Legends, Metallica to  to her trophy wall with a collaboration at the 2017 Grammys.. ...Read Full Story

Exit Light, Enter Gaga?

Lady Gaga is well known for her eclectic taste in music creation, with past hits spanning multiple music genres, and her performances with Tony Bennett are shining examples of her wide range. Well she’s about to add, Heavy Metal Legends, Metallica to  to her trophy wall with a collaboration at the 2017 Grammys.. ...Read Full Story

Grohl Won’t be performing at 59th Grammys

The Recording Academy issued an apology yesterday, stating Earlier this week, we announced that Dave Grohl would be performing with Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest prior to confirming all participants. Dave Grohl will not be part of this performance. Unfortunately, our announcement was made prematurely. On behalf of The Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Productions, we sincerely apologize to all parties involved for our error.” – posted by Loudwire.com. ...Read Full Story

Phil Rudd on Axl Rose to front AC/DC

Blabbermouth.net has the word that “Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd says that he has changed his opinion about Axl Rose fronting the band.
“The controversial RoseAC/DC pairing received mostly positive reviews, but not before Rudd panned the collaboration, claiming that he wouldn’t have been willing to rejoin the band if Rose remained at the mic.”. ...Read Full Story

DAVE GROHL the First Song He Ever Wrote

Some interesting history comes from BlabberMouth.net about the foundation of Foo Fighters and Dave Grohl’s first song. “According to The Pulse Of Radio, a new clip has surfaced showing FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl listening to what is believed to be the first song he ever wrote. The track is called “Gods Look Down” and the segment in which Grohl reviews it was apparently filmed for the FOO FIGHTERS‘ 2014 HBO series “Sonic Highways” but never aired. The clip was uploaded by Barrett Jones, owner of Laundry Room Studios and co-producer of the FOO FIGHTERS‘ self-titled 1995 debut album.” writes BlabberMouth.net. ...Read Full Story

Las Rageous Festival to Feature Godsmack + Avenged Sevenfold

LoudWire.com shouts   . . . .  Get ready, Las Vegas, it’s about to rock! Live Nation has announced the creation of the Las Rageous music festival, featuring some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal. Godsmack and Avenged Sevenfold will headline the two-day festival, which will take place Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, on two stages set in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas.. ...Read Full Story

IRON MAIDEN Releases Official ‘Wasted Years’ Performance Video

“British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have released an official live video for the song “Wasted Years”, filmed on six continents during the band’s The Book Of Souls world tour.” Reports BlabberMouth.net  “IRON MAIDEN’s hugely successful The Book Of Souls world tour will return to North America for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows in summer 2017.”. ...Read Full Story

Happy 62nd birthday to Eddie Van Halen

UltimateClassicRock.com has put together Eddie’s TOP 10 Greatest Guitar Solos of his career, in honor of his 62nd birthday! Here’s what they have to say about the Rock Icon, “Guitar wunderkind Eddie Van Halen is undoubtedly one of the most important rock musicians of the last 35 years. Beginning with Van Halen‘s 1978 debut, he virtually single-handedly re-invented the entire rock guitar lexicon with his blend of tone, technique and sheer musicality.”. ...Read Full Story