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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

Dave Navarro & Billy Morrison Recruit Courtney Love, Billy Idol For “Above Ground” Mental Health Charity Show

Guitarists Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison are recruiting Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes for a mental health charity concert. The event will take place April 16th at Los Angeles’ Belasco Theatre. The Above Ground event will benefit the Recording Academy’s Musicares Foundation. “After losing too many friends to suicide and depression, and having suffered personally with a wide range of mental health issues, we want to raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health,” Morrison said in a video clip.  A Live Nation ticket pre-sale launched Thursday, February 22nd and concludes Friday, February 23rd.  General public tickets go on sale Saturday, February 24th at 10 a.m.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne And Family Launching New Podcast

The popular reality series The Osbournes was a staple on MTV, chronicling the crazy everyday lives of heavy metal’s most famous family.  Now thirteen years after the show’s finale, Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack are stepping into the limelight once more with “The Osbourne Podcast,” a weekly podcast launching next month. The program, hosted by Jack, will have the family sitting down each week to reflect on their experiences as reality TV stars, give updates on their lives as of late, and interview special guests. Comedian Sheryl Underwood, singer Carnie Wilson and The Osbournes executive producer Greg Johnson are all set to make appearances, along with some fan favorites from the TV show, like “Big Dave the Manny” and Melinda Varga. “The Osbournes Podcast” premieres on March 5th, which is the 16th anniversary of the show’s MTV debut. New episodes will premiere every Monday.. ...Read Full Story

Frances Bean Cobain Posts Previously Unpublished Photos Of Kurt Cobain for His Birthday

The late Kurt Cobain would have turned 51 on Feb. 20, and Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean marked the occasion by posting previously unpublished photos of her father. Frances Bean shared the pictures on Instagram, offering a pair of old family snapshots with the caption “I hope they don’t have the internet wherever you are. I feel like that would be counterproductive. Regardless, Happy Birthday to an angel.” The first photo captures Kurt with his daughter as she reaches toward an inflatable kiddie pool during what looks like a backyard party; in the second, he’s facing the camera with a Breeders T-shirt on and his chin resting in his hand.  Frances’ mother and Kurt’s widow, Courtney Love, also took to Instagram to post a snapshot; this one of the two of them together in happier times.  . ...Read Full Story

Toto Plan 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set ‘All In’

Toto will rerelease a remastered catalog of their music for the limited edition box set All In, a collection that includes two discs of unreleased material. The massive 13-CD, 17-LP is available to preorder now through April 10th ahead of its fall release, and will include the band’s first 10 studio albums – Toto, Hydra, Turn Back, Toto IV, Isolation, Fahrenheit, The Seventh One, Kingdom Of Desire, Tambu and Mindfields – and the 1998 collection Toto XX. The box set will also featured the previously unreleased Live In Tokyo EP; a collection of tracks from the “Africa” group’s 1980 tour and another new compilation titled Old Is New, a 10-track collection featuring seven unreleased songs.  A CD-only version of All In will be released later in 2018.. ...Read Full Story

Billy Corgan Reveals Eight New Smashing Pumpkins Song Titles

It sounds like a new Smashing Pumpking LP is on the way. Last week the lineup for the band’s Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour was revealed, and now frontman Billy Corgan has released details of the band’s new music, listing titles for eight songs. The Smashing Pumpkins said they’ll play music from only their first five albums on their upcoming tour, but are headed back into the studio next week to complete work on some new songs.  According to Corgan, the eight new titles that have been revealed are: “Alienation,” “Travels,” “Silvery Sometimes,” “Solara,” “With Sympathy,” “Marchin’ On,” “Knights of Malta” and Seek and You Shall Destroy.”  . ...Read Full Story

Scott Stapp Sued For $1.2 Million For Not Touring With Art of Anarchy

Art of Anarchy have filed a lawsuit against singer Scott Stapp, demanding $1.2 million.  The band claims he refused to tour and promote their 2017 album The Madness. Stapp, formerly of Creed, was hired in place of Scott Weiland, who was also the subject of a lawsuit and countersuit with the band at the time of his death in 2015. The lineup includes former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, and Disturbed bassist John Moyer. The Madness followed the band’s self-titled 2015 debut.  Group leaders Jonathan and Vincent Votta filed their claim against Stapp in New York Supreme Court saying they’d paid the singer $200,000 for “services to be rendered.”  They claim Stapp had performed at only 18 concerts, at least 22 less than they required from him. . ...Read Full Story

Tool’s Adam Jones Reveals March Recording Start for New Album

Last week, Maynard James Keenan offered an update on Tool’s new album, stating that “words and melodies 100% done,” with the exception of one song. Now guitarist Adam Jones has added that the plan to begin recording the long awaited album will begin in March. Jones revealed the news in response to an Instagram photo from Sebastian Bach, who had recently visited the studio along with Buzz Osborne and had previewed some of the new music. Jones stated in response: “Huge fun & honor performing all the new tunes for Guinea pigs Sebastian & #KingBuzz b4 the recording starts in March. Still instrumentals with Mjk in town work on killer lyrics. Exciting.” Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, was released in 2006.  In the meantime, the band’s members have taken part in other projects. And back in 2014, Danny Carey and Adam Jones revealed that an ongoing lawsuit had delayed the start of a new album. Once that suit was settled in 2015, Tool have toured intermittently over the last couple of years.. ...Read Full Story

Foreigner Announce Live Orchestral CD/DVD Release

Last year, Foreigner recast some of their biggest hits in a over the course of 2 orchestral shows, and soon fans all over the world will be able to hear the results. The group’s latest live release, Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, captures the May 2017 shows in Lucerne, Switzerland. Due in stores April 27 and available to pre-order now, it will be available as a CD/DVD package as well as a double vinyl LP. Foreigner will be back on the road this summer as part of a package tour that includes Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. . ...Read Full Story

Journey’s Jonathan Cain Wants To Put Feud With Guitarist Neal Schon Behind Them

Journey keyboardist and guitarist Jonathan Cain says it’s time for the band to move on after bandmate Neal Schon slammed him for visiting the White House last year. Schon expressed anger in August 2017 when Cain, vocalist Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory visited Donald Trump under the Journey name; the guitarist felt it should have been a private matter and not involve the band. Cain has now spoken to Rolling Stone about the spat, saying it’s time for all of them to put it behind them and move forward. Cain said, “for me, it was a historical chance to go and it wasn’t political. I’m a history buff and was dying to see where all this history took place.” He continued “Neal and I weren’t on speaking terms during that time. He was bashing me, so I didn’t think he would want to come. That’s all.”  According to Cain, their relationship is strained but said “At this point, I’ll see him at rehearsals for the tour… we meet when we get on the road.”  Journey will head out on tour with Def Leppard across North America later this year.. ...Read Full Story

Marilyn Manson Accused Of Harassment By Actress Charlyne Yi

After Marilyn Manson appeared to suffer another onstage meltdown in New York on Feb. 15, an accusation of harassment from House actress Charlyne Yi was posted on her Twitter account.  Manson was completing a run of shows that had been rescheduled as a result of his stage accident last year, but when he appeared at the Paramount Theatre in Huntingdon, NY, he only managed to deliver a handful of songs before throwing away his microphone and accusing the audience of not loving him and walking off. After the a video of the incident surfaces, Yi wrote a series of tweets in which she claimed she and others had endured unacceptable treatment from the shock-rocker in 2012.  Yi wrote in part: “yes this happened a long time ago – on the last season of House he came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show & he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a China man.” She added: “I genuinely hope he gets help.”. ...Read Full Story

Yes To Re-Release ‘Fly From Here’ LP With New Vocals

Yes will celebrate their 50th anniversary next month, and the group has many things planned for the convention will be Fly From Here – Return Trip, including a limited-edition version of their 2011 album with new lead vocals performed by producer Trevor Horn. Horn had previously sung lead for Yes on their 1980 album, Drama and also produced the original Fly From Here LP, which included songs he had written for an abandoned Buggles record. The Yes U.K. Fan Convention will take place at the London Palladium on March 24-25, the same days the band will be playing the venue to close out their British tour.  A portion of the money taken in by the convention will be donated to the Christie Hospital in Manchester and Kangaroos, a charity for special needs and disabled children. You can learn more at Yes’ official website.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Officially Announce ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour’

The Smashing Pumpkins are officially going back on the road this summer. Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin have announced the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour, a nearly two-month trek across North America arenas that brings three-fourths of the original lineup together for the first time since 2000. A reunion tour has been rumored for nearly two years, with chatter increasing during the past couple weeks. After teasing a countdown clock on their website last week, the Smashing Pumpkins revealed the new tour with a video featuring Ali Laenger and LySandra Roberts, the two women who appeared on the cover of the band’s 1993 breakthrough record, Siamese Dream. The shows will begin on July 12 at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix and conclude on Sept. 7 at the Ford Idaho Center n Boise. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 23 at 10AM.  Full details at the band’s website.. ...Read Full Story

Papa Roach Premieres New Video For “My Medication”

Papa Roach has debuted his new music video for the song “My Medication.”  The track is taken from the band’s ninth studio album, “Crooked Teeth”, which was released last May.  “Crooked Teeth” was produced by Nicholas “RAS” Furlong and Colin Brittain, with the exception of “Born For Greatness,” which was produced with writer/producer Jason Evigan. Papa Roach will return to the studio in the summer to resume work on the follow-up to “Crooked Teeth,” and has been previewing a new song called “Geronimo” at some of the band’s recent shows.  See the “NSFW” video for “My Medication” in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Explain Bassist D’arcy Wretzky’s Absence From Reunion

Days before the Smashing Pumpkins are rumored to announce their long-awaited reunion, the band issued a statement explaining why one member won’t be taking part. “In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music. To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying,” the band said in a statement Monday.  The statement follows comments the bassist allegedly made where she largely blamed Corgan for her exclusion from the reunion, which would have marked the first time Smashing Pumpkins’ classic lineup performed together since April 1999. Additionally, Wretzky claimed that Corgan offered her a contract to rejoin the Smashing Pumpkins, only to rescind the offer. The Smashing Pumpkins have not yet officially announced their reunion, though Corgan has been pretty open about the band’s plans on Instagram.. ...Read Full Story

Styx, Joan Jett And Tesla Join Together For U.S. Summer Tour

Styx and Joan Jett will hit the road as co-headliners for summer shows throughout the United States, with Tesla as the supporting act for dates beginning May 30 in Irvine, Calif. Styx are coming off the 2017 release of The Mission, the band’s first album of all new material since 1999. Joan Jett was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame along with her backing band the Blackhearts in 2015. Tesla’s ninth full-length album, which will be produced by former touring partner Phil Collen of Def Leppard, will be titled Shock and is due in the fall. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, February 16 at 10AM local time.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica’s James Hetfield Cast In Movie About Serial Killer Ted Bundy

Metallica frontman James Hetfield will share the screen with Zac Efron in the upcoming Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Joe Berlinger, who co-produced and directed Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and wrote Metallica: This Monster Lives, will helm the production that also stars Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and Haley Joel Osment. Hetfield will play Bob Hayward, the veteran Utah Highway Patrolman who was the first officer to arrest Bundy in 1975, after pulling him over and discovering burglary tools in his car.  Hetfield has appeared on TV and in movies as himself, but this is his first acting role. Hetfield is also currently on the road with Metallica on their WorldWired tour.. ...Read Full Story

Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton Diagnosed With Parkinson’s; Tour Replacement Announced

On Monday, Feb. 12, Judas Priest announced via their Facebook page that guitarist Glenn Tipton won’t be with the band on their upcoming tour, due to his struggle with Parkinson’s disease. According to the statement, he was diagnosed with the early onset of Parkinson’s ten years ago. In the statement, Tipton notes that he is still a member of the band, and that he may join them at some point during the tour. “I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band – it’s simply that my role has changed.” Filling in for Tipton will be Andy Sneap, of the British metal band Hell. . ...Read Full Story

Robert Plant Kicks Off North American Tour In Raleigh, North Carolina

Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters kicked-off an eleven date North American run at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. The former Led Zeppelin frontman, who is touring in support of his most recent studio album Carry Fire, treated the sold-out crowd to a mix of material from throughout his career offering up Zeppelin classics alongside new material and traditional folk and blues tunes. Plant filled out the majority of his 13-song main set with a mix of traditional blues and folk tunes. Zeppelin fans were treated to takes on the centuries-old English folk song “Gallows Pole” and the more contemporary “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” – which they covered for their 1969 self-titled debut album. . ...Read Full Story

Pat Torpey, Drummer And Founding Member Of Mr. Big, Dead At 64

Fans are mourning the death Pat Torpey, drummer and a founding member of the rock band Mr. Big, as he succumbed to complications from Parkinson’s disease. The official Twitter page of the band confirmed Torpey’s death and are asking for privacy for the family, the band and its management as of this time. “With breaking hearts we tell you that our brother, friend, drummer and founding member, Pat, passed away Wednesday, February 7 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Family, band and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending.” Torpey was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014, but continued to play for the band despite his condition. Mr. Big was formed in 1989, and spawned hits such as “To Be with You” and “Just Take My Heart.” The band disbanded in 2002 and reunited in 2009.. ...Read Full Story

The Cars Announce Reissues Of Their Biggest Albums

A few of the most classic Cars albums are being reissued, along with some extra with remastered sound.  1981’s Shake It Up and 1984’s Heartbeat City are scheduled to be re-released in the next few weeks, and expanded editions of both releases should arrive in stores on March 30.  Both will be available on CD and digital formats as well as double-LP vinyl, and will include demos, remixes and studio outtakes, as well as new liner notes. These two releases arrive just in time to help celebrate the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.. ...Read Full Story

Dennis DeYoung Announces Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Tour

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung will celebrate the band’s career milestones with a series of tour dates commemorating the 40th anniversary of their classic The Grand Illusion LP. DeYoung has dubbed the shows the Grand Illusion 40th Anniversary Album Tour, and will begin Feb. 9 in Wausau, Wis.  It is currently scheduled to run through late May, when he’s booked to perform in Concord, N.H. Promising to perform the complete Grand Illusion LP as well as “all the hits.”  A complete list of currently announced dates and further details and ticketing information are on DeYoung’s official site: www.dennisdeyoung.com/tour/. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp To Tour The UK With Hollywood Vampires

The Hollywood Vampires will tour the UK for the first time ever this summer. Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry’s legendary supergroup are bringing their electric show to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow this June, finishing up at Wembley Stadium in the U.K. on June 20.  The trio will be joined by The Darkness and The Dammed at the four concerts. The Vampires began on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip at the iconic Rainbow Bar & Grill’s upstairs bar, and over the years has featured the likes of the late John Lennon and The Who’s Keith Moon. Shock rocker Cooper, actor and guitarist Depp and Aerosmith star Perry released their self-titled LP in 2015, which featured guest appearances from Sir Paul McCartney and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. . ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Says He Will Not Retire After His “No More Tours 2” Live Dates

After announcing his No More Tours 2 live run across North America, Ozzy Osbourne says he’ll continue to play individual shows after the trek finally wraps up.  Osbourne revealed in November last year that he would embark on a two-year world-wide solo farewell tour and confirmed performances across South America and Europe. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the former Black Sabbath frontman says that even when the tour wraps up, he’ll still play individual shows. Ozzy says: “I’m not retiring. It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m just not doing world tours any more. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time any more. I’d like to spend some time at home.” . ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Announces ‘Homeward Bound’ Farewell Tour

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon announced his final tour this spring will be the “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.”  “I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief,” Simon said in a statement. The North American leg of Simon’s farewell tour begins May 16th in Vancouver before concluding June 20th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets for the trek go on sale this Friday; go to www.paulsimon.com for complete ticket information.  Following the North American leg, Simon and his band will go on brief tour through Europe that ends July 15th with the singer’s previously announced “Farewell Performance” in London with James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt.. ...Read Full Story

Poison, Cheap Trick, And Pop Evil Join Forces For U.S. Summer Tour

Poison will venture out for a new American tour this May. Along with Cheap Trick and Pop Evil, Poison’s 2018 tour will feature all it’s original members: Brett Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Rikki Rockett and Bobby Dall. Beginning May 18 at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif., the our includes stops at Kansas City’s Sprint Center; Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center, Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater and the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas.  Last stop is June 24 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.  All three bands will be offering their fans VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities.  General ticket sales for various cities will begin Feb. 9 & 10.. ...Read Full Story

Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Band Lineup Announced

“The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour is set to hit music venues in late 2018. Longtime and legendary Zappa players Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers are set to perform as the show’s touring lineup; they will be joined along the way by Steve Vai, Warren Cuccurullo, Ian Underwood, Vinnie Colaiuta, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Arthur Barrow, Ed Mann and more. Hologram production company Eyellusion is producing the tour in close cooperation with the Zappa Family Trust.  Son Ahmet Zappa, EVP of business development for Eyellusion and co-trustee of the Zappa Family Trust, said in part “my father and I actively discussed 3D and ‘holography’ and it was a concept he actively engaged in. He actually devoted half a chapter of his ‘The Real Frank Zappa Book’  to this subject. This is a love letter and a journey celebrating the genius artistry of Frank Zappa. On a personal note, I feel like I am finishing something my father started years ago.”. ...Read Full Story