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Foreigner Announces Summer 2018 ‘Juke Box Heroes Tour’

Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening announced their 2018 29-city summer Juke Box Heroes Tour. The legendary artists will cross the U.S. starting Friday, June 15, 2018 in Bangor, ME at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion. All three bands are led by Englishmen Mick Jones, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham. Tickets for the “Juke Box Heroes Tour” go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 8th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.. ...Read Full Story

Guns N’ Roses Announce Summer 2018 Tour

Guns N’ Roses have extended their Not in This Lifetime tour for another year, announcing a run of European dates that will take place next summer. The dates—which begin in early June and extend through the end of July—will take the band across the continent, and include a headlining slot at the Download Festival.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam Announce UK And European 2018 Tour

Pearl Jam have announced a new 14-date European tour in June and July of 2018. Kicking off in Amsterdam on June 12, the tour finishes on July 14 in Lisbon, with two dates at London’s 02 Arena on June 18 and 19. The new dates will see the band returning to perform in Rome for the first time since 1996 and marks their first ever concerts in Padova, Italy and Kraków, Poland.. ...Read Full Story

AC/DC Songs Skyrocket On Billboard Charts Following Malcolm Young’s Death

Following the death of AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young on Nov. 18, the band is making a notable showing on Billboard‘s rock charts, including landing six entries on the Hot Rock Songs survey. 1990’s “Thunderstruck” bows at No. 6 on Hot Rock Songs, and 5 other songs by the band charted also.  The band’s album Back in Black was the greatest gainer, up 85 percent and re-entering the all-genre Billboard 200 at No. 130.  . ...Read Full Story

Dave Mustaine Says Credit Dispute Nixed Metallica’s ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ Reissue

Dave Mustaine said Metallica haven’t released a deluxe reissue of 1982’s No Life ’til Leather because he can’t agree with Lars Ulrich on songwriting credits.  Mustaine, who left Metallica in 1983, said he was contacted by James Hetfield two years ago about the possibility of returning to their earliest songs. “We were going to officially release the No Life ’til Leather demo as a record, with 27 tracks, pics, the whole enchilada,” Mustaine wrote on Twitter, “and the talks broke down because Lars wanted credit on two songs I wrote every note and word to. I have the texts. I passed.”  . ...Read Full Story

Sons Of Apollo Announces First U.S. Shows As Part Of Worldwide Tour

Supergroup Sons of Apollo, featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) announced they will be hitting the road in 2018 for their first-ever highly anticipated worldwide tour.  The tour will kick off in Tampa, FL on February 3 as part of the Cruise To The Edge, which will be sailing to Belize and Costa Maya.. ...Read Full Story

Roger Waters Concerts Dropped by German TV Due To His Support Of Israel Boycott

German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by British ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, citing what they call “accusations of anti-Semitism against him.”
Waters, part of one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful rock bands from 1965-85 before going solo, is a member of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement that targets Israel over its occupation of territories where Palestinians seek statehood.. ...Read Full Story

Sammy Hagar’s Famous Friends Wish Him A Happy 70th Birthday

Sammy Hagar knows you only turn 70 once. So it’s only fitting hat the former Montrose and Van Halen frontman threw himself an epic bash to celebrate. Hagar released a star-studded clip of some of his best-known peers reaching out to wish him a happy birthday. The video is being released now to help drum up anticipation for the upcoming concert film Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party, capturing the four-day festivities that unfolded at the singer’s Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico earlier this year. The movie is headed to theaters for a special one-night engagement next month.. ...Read Full Story

Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters And Mastodon Lead Grammy 2018 Nominations

The nominations for the 2018 Grammy awards have been announced, with artists including Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Metallica and Roger Waters leading the rock-based categories.  Other notable categories feature Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Eno, Gregg Allman, the Rolling Stones, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and the Grateful Dead. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28.. ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Residency Through June 2018

Bruce Springsteen will be performing on Broadway a little while longer. The iconic rock star announced Monday that Springsteen on Broadway has extended its run for an additional four months in order to meet overwhelming audience demand. The acclaimed show, which opened Oct. 12 and loosely traces the arc of his life and career through singing as well as dialogue, will now run through June 30, 2018. Springsteen on Broadway has been enough of a box-office smash to leave many eager fans without a chance to catch it.. ...Read Full Story

Judas Priest Release Cover Art and First Music From ‘Firepower’

Judas Priest have released a brief sample from their upcoming album, the band’s first LP since 2014’s Redeemer of Souls. Firepower will hit stores in March 2018. Firepower, the band’s 18th studio album, was co-produced by longtime collaborator Andy Sneap and Tom Allom. Judas Priest will be touring in support of the album, with the North American leg kicking off on March 13 in Wilkes Barre, Penn., and wrapping up on May 1 in San Antonio.. ...Read Full Story

AC/DC Legend Malcolm Young’s Funeral Details Revealed

The funeral for AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia.  Malcolm, who co-founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, died on Saturday, November 18 at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for several years.  Malcolm retired from AC/DC in 2014 after his health issues were made public.. ...Read Full Story

Bonnaroo 2018 Tickets Go On-Sale Tomorrow; Lineup To Be Released In January

The 2018 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is seven months away, and tickets go on sale tomorrow, November 24.  Speculation over the Bonnaroo lineup is a year-round sport for fans of the Manchester, Tenn. music festival, but the lineup for the festival will not be revealed until January 2018.  Fleetwood Mac, Jay-Z, and The Killers are just some of the performers that people are speculating may headline the festival.. ...Read Full Story

Eagles Are Hitting the Road For 2018 North American Tour

The Eagles will embark on a North American tour next year, with dates scheduled throughout the spring and summer starting March 14th. Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor and Chris Stapleton will all open for the band on various tour stops.   The Eagles’ touring lineup will feature members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, alongside Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, who will fill in for his late father, Glenn Frey.. ...Read Full Story

System Of A Down’s Daron Malakian Defends Controversial Comments About Death Of Charles Manson

System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian has lashed out at those who criticized him for his comments about the death of Charles Manson this past Sunday (Nov. 19) when he said he was “Very sad to hear the news” of the cult leader’s passing. After many criticized his statements, Malakian defended his comments, in part saying “I don’t back the murderer Charles Manson, I back his art and his views on social and environmental issues. Sometimes talented people do bad things.”. ...Read Full Story

Zakk Wylde & Black Label Society Premiere “All That Once Shined” Music Video

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society have premiered the music video for their new single, “All That Once Shined.” The video was directed by longtime Black Label Society collaborator Justin Reich. The single is taken from the band’s upcoming album, Grimmest Hits. Grimmest Hits marks the band’s 10th album release, and is slated for a January 19, 2018 debut.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard Working On New Album

Def Leppard have begun writing and recording the follow-up to 2015’s self-titled album, guitarist Phil Collen has revealed. But there’s no word on when the British band’s 12th LP will arrive. Collen confirmed that some recording has taken place, but noted they may take a different route toward release. The band spent time this year marking the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Hysteria.. ...Read Full Story

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

Rock star Gene Simmons caused a stir Wednesday at Fox News, harassing staffers after taping interviews that resulted in him being banned from the network and its New York headquarters.  A rep for the network said the KISS frontman was given the boot after speaking crudely to female staffers and hitting two of them on the head with a copy of the new book he’s promoting.. ...Read Full Story

AC/DC Co-Founder And Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead at 64

Music lovers worldwide are mourning the loss of rock legend Malcolm Young. The guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC died Saturday. He was 64. Rolling Stone magazine reported that Young had been suffering from dementia. Shortly after the announcement, many rock musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne and Eddie Van Halen, took to social media to pay tribute to their colleague and friend who helped launch the Australian rock band in 1972.. ...Read Full Story

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces New Solo Album

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has announced a new solo album, entitled Sweetzerland Manifesto.The album—which is set for a January 19 release via Roman Records—was produced by Perry alongside Bruce Witkin and was executive produced by his Hollywood Vampires bandmate, Johnny Depp. Sweetzerland Manifesto features a number of guest vocalists, including Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, the New York Dolls’ David Johansen and Terry Reid. It also features Zak Starkey on drums, and Perry’s sons—Tony and Roman—on synths and drum programming.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Gutt Named Stone Temple Pilots New Lead Singer

Stone Temple Pilots have revealed who will act as the band’s frontman after the deaths of Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. Jeff Gutt has been chosen in an audition of 15,000 applicants to replace Linkin Park’s Bennington, who took over from their original frontman Weiland in 2013. STP, made up of brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, chose the 41-year-old singer from Michigan this week.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Named As Brand Ambassador For Metal Casino Website

Ozzy Osbourne has been named as the brand ambassador for the online gaming site MetalCasino.com. The Black Sabbath frontman and solo star was so impressed with Metal Casino, he also decided to become a partial owner of the brand.  Having launched in August this year, the site partners with the biggest names in hard rock to provide players of the brand with exclusive access to concert tickets, merchandise, and access to backstage at shows.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park Announce Live Album ‘One More Light Live’

Linkin Park have announced a new live album titled One More Light Live, a document of their final tour with Chester Bennington. “We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into One More Light,” the band said in a statement on the Linkin Park website.  The 16-track live album collects performances from Linkin Park’s summer 2017 shows in support of their then-new album One More Light, which marked the band’s last shows prior to the singer’s July 20th death. . ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam Fest to Return in 2018

After successfully reviving the long-forgotten California Jam festival in October, Foo Fighters announced Monday that “Cal Jam” will return in 2018.  The festival will be back at San Bernardino, California’s Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds on October 5th and 6th, 2018, organizers announced. Foo Fighters will once again serve as headliners with additional acts to be announced.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announce North America Tour

Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra have announced a summer 2018 North American arena tour, the band’s first U.S. trek in over 35 years. ELO’s first U.S. tour since 1981 kicks off August 2nd at Oakland, California’s Oracle Arena and spreads 10 shows over three weeks before concluding August 24th at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.  Tickets for ELO’s tour go on sale November 17th at Ticketmaster. . ...Read Full Story

New Book On AC/DC’s Bon Scott Delves Into The Mystery Of His Life And Death

It’s been almost four decades since original AC/DC frontman Bon Scott passed away. He made six albums with the Australian hard rockers, but just as the band was set to make their international breakthrough, Scott died in London in 1980. Now a new book “Bon: The Last Highway” delves into the final years of his life, and the mystery surrounding his death.  . ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Joins Guns N’ Roses at Houston Show

On Saturday November 11, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons sat in with Guns N’ Roses during their Not in This Lifetime tour stop at the Toyota Center in Houston. They played “Patience,” the same song that Pink performed with GN’R at Madison Square Garden last month. It wasn’t the first time Gibbons played with the band. In 2013, he joined them in Brisbane, Australia for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”. ...Read Full Story