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Dokken To Record New Album in Early 2018

Singer Don Dokken said at this past weekend’s RockFest 80’s in Pembroke Pines, Florida that Dokken plans to enter the studio in early 2018 to begin recording a new album for a tentative summer release . He said once Dokken bassist Chris McCarville finishes editing a Dokken video from Japan, they will commence writing songs and trading ideas for the album.  . ...Read Full Story

Nickelback Announce Las Vegas Residency

Nickelback announced they’ll be heading to Las Vegas for a five-show residency next year. The “Feed the Machine” residency kicks off on February 23rd, and will include shows on February 24th, February 27th, March 2nd, and March 3rd. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will play host to the residency.  Tickets will be on sale to the general public this Friday, November 10th.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Farewell Tour

Ozzy Osbourne will embark on a two-year farewell tour starting in Mexico next year, it was announced yesterday.  The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before playing dates in South America. He’ll then embark on a six-week tour of Russia and Europe, which will get under way on June 1, 2018, in Moscow. A North American tour will follow.. ...Read Full Story

Twister Sister’s Dee Snider Says He Thinks Coming Back From Retirement Is “An Insult To Fans”

During a radio interview, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider was asked if the band will ever reunite after their farewell tour.  According to excerpts from the interview, Snider is quoted saying “I’m one of those people who express great frustration at these bands who retire and then come back. I think it’s an insult to the fan, especially when you pay a premium for those shows.”  . ...Read Full Story

U2 Announce New Album Plus New Tour Dates

Songs of Experience, the 14th studio album from U2, will be released December 1st.  Accompanying the announcement of the Songs of Experience release, it was confirmed that U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will begin in North America in May 2018. The tour will kick off on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 in Tulsa at the BOK Center.. ...Read Full Story

Courtney Love And Frances Bean Cobain Fight to Block Release Of Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos

Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain are in the midst of a legal battle against the release of photos of Kurt Cobain’s body following his death. Journalist and conspiracy theorist Richard Lee has spent the last 23 years attempting to prove that Cobain was murdered. Official court documents detail Love and her daughter’s battle to prevent Lee’s attempts to have police photos from the scene of the singer’s death released to the public.. ...Read Full Story

Watch Metallica Perform Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ in Manchester

Metallica led the audience in Manchester through a rendition of local band Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” during a concert in the city on Oct. 28. You can watch the video, which shows guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo playing for the crowd. The show took place at the Manchester Arena, where a terrorist attack killed 23 and injured 250 others during an Ariana Grande concert in May.. ...Read Full Story

Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan To Release New Box Set

A brand new three-disc box set based on Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, titled The Voice of Deep Purple: The Gillan Years, will be released next month.  The collection includes the 1990 solo album Naked Thunder, the Ian Gillan Band’s 1977 LP Scarabus and 1988’s Accidentally on Purpose, which features Deep Purple bandmate Roger Glover.  The Voice of Deep Purple: The Gillan Years will be released on November 17.. ...Read Full Story

John Lennon’s Personal Copy Of Rare Beatles Record Set For Auction

In 1971 John Lennon traded a rare, autographed copy of The Beatles Yesterday And Today compilation record for the infamous Yellow Matter Custard bootleg, a fan-taped reel-to-reel collection of early-Beatles radio performances that had never been commercially released. Now, Lennon’s personal copy of Yesterday And Today is expected to fetch nearly a quarter-million dollars at auction.. ...Read Full Story

Roy Orbison Hologram Tour Set For Next Year

A new Roy Orbison tour is set to kick off in the U.K. next year with a hologram of the star. The tour will feature a full live band including the London Philharmonic on some dates. The tour kicks off at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on April 8 and will make stops in Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, and Bournemouth.. ...Read Full Story

Whitesnake Celebrate “The Purple Tour” With New Book And Live Package

Whitesnake have announced that they’ll release a new book titled The Purple Tour in December.  The Purple Book will be available in two versions, including a fully signed and numbered Signature Edition.  The band launched The Purple Album in 2015, which was followed by an extensive tour, which will be documented in the new book.   In addition, Whitesnake will release The Purple Tour Live on November 24.. ...Read Full Story