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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

Frances Bean Cobain Fights Husband Over Kurt Cobain Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain is knee deep in divorce proceedings with, soon to be Ex-Husband Isaiah Silva. LoudWire.com reports “one of the key pieces of property involved in Frances Bean Cobain‘s divorce proceedings with Isaiah Silva is the Kurt Cobain 1959 Martin D-18E acoustic guitar that the musician played during his MTV Unplugged appearance. Silva is reportedly in possession of the guitar and has claimed that Cobain gifted the prized instrument to him, while Cobain claims that she would never have given away the family heirloom and wants the courts to help her get it back.”. ...Read Full Story

A history of Mexican-American Classic Rockers

An interesting piece, put together, by UltimateClassicRock.com exploring some of the most prolific Mexican- American classic rockers in the history of the genre. “Contributions from European and African traditions only tell part of rock ‘n’ roll’s story. There are many ties to Mexico, as well, as our gallery of notable Mexican-American musicians shows.” reports UltimateClassicRock.com.. ...Read Full Story

Paul Stanley’s Top Ten KISS Songs

It’s the 65th birthday of Rock Superstar Paul Stanley and UltimateClassicRock.com has compiled the top 10 best song contributions form the living legend. “Think about it, this whole ridiculous circus doesn’t fly without a ringleader who truly believes in the power of rock and roll enough to don warpaint, platform boots, feathers and leather night after night while staring down decades of critical sniping and changing musical trends.” reports UltimateClassicRock.com. ...Read Full Story

Gene Simmons Rockin’ Out with his Comic Out

Gene Simmons of KISS fame has been booked to for 5 comic con performances. He’ll be leaving his KISS crew members behind for this series of appearances that will span the Spring, Summer and Fall convention seasons. Simmons  himself has appeared in many KISS themed comic books from publishers such as Marvel and Image Comics, throughout the decades.. ...Read Full Story

James Hetfield Narrates Porn Themed Documentary

Not so far outside the scope of Heavy Metal music, James Hetfield, of Metalica glory, will be narrating a new documentary titled Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly. The Documentary will explore the dangers porn addiction and delves into the impact that pornography has on societies around the globe and how modern technology has made it easier access for youths.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger’s tribute song to Glenn Frey

RollingStone.com reports that ‘Glenn Song’ is being given away for free on Seger’s website to honor Frey on the one year anniversary of his death. “It’s obviously not meant to be a hit,” Seger says. “There’s no chorus per se or title section or anything. The idea was just to honor his memory and talk, very specifically, about my impression of him in 1966 when we first met.”. ...Read Full Story

Twisted Sister’s Refusal to Allow Trump Campaign’s Use of ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’

Jay Jay French loves it! He loves it all, but what he doesn’t love is that the Trump Administration wants to use the Twisted Sister classic “We’re Not Gonna Take It” for their theme song this inauguration season. Front man Dee Snider is OK with it however but after controversy spilled over in the Twisted Sister fandom and Band member personal lives. Ultimately band members weren’t comfortable with Trump or any other candidate waving their song as a banner.. ...Read Full Story

Tribute to David Bowie Tour

A tribute tour in honor of David Bowie has launched and features  a bevy of super star talent that started on Jan. 8 (Bowie’s Birthday) at the Brixton Academy in London. Bowie would have been 70 this year.
Diffuser.fm has more details below.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters Tour U.S. in May

Foo Fighters have blocked out a lot of European Tour dates for the opening of 2017 but it looks like the Foo Fighters will headline the “BottleRock Festival” in Napa, Calif. towards the end of May. Tom Petty and Maroon 5 have also been announced for the Festival.. ...Read Full Story