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Jackson Browne Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Jackson Browne has revealed that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer told Rolling Stone he immediately sought out testing when he developed a cough and started running a fever. He did test positive, but he downplayed the severity of his illness. “My symptoms are really pretty mild, so I don’t require any kind of medication and certainly not hospitalization or anything like that,” Browne said.. ...Read Full Story

Hear Joan Jett And Sting’s New Songs From Alzheimer’s “Music Moments”Benefit Album Songs Project

Joan Jett and Sting are among the artists who have contributed to a new album titled Music Moments that was created by the Alzheimer’s Association, focusing on raising awareness of the condition by demonstrating how music touches people’s lives in personal ways. The Alzheimer’s Association said in a statement: “These songs honor the personal, emotional connection between music and the most important moments in life that we never want to lose.”. ...Read Full Story

RATT, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, + Slaughter Announce ‘The Big Rock Summer Tour’

RATT, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, and Slaughter announced they are hitting the road this summer for The Big Rock Summer Tour. The tour kicks off on June 3 with a performance at Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater in New York, running through September 19 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Quiet Riot will also join the groups on tour as a supporting act at certain shows.. ...Read Full Story

Pearl Jam Announce Gigaton Cinema Premiere Event

Pearl Jam will premiere their new album, Gigaton in more than 200 Dolby Atmos-equipped theaters worldwide on March 25, ahead of its release two days later. The Gigaton listening experience includes a playback of the entire album in Dolby Atmos.  Organizers say the event will give fans the opportunity to hear the album in a completely different way.. ...Read Full Story

Ghost Unveil New ‘Papa Emeritus IV’ Character For Next Album

Ghost have introduced their new leader during the final show of their Prequelle tour. During their show in Mexico City’s Palacio de los Deportes, the Swedish metal band introduced new vocalist Papa Emeritus IV, who will take the place of Cardinal Copia. For each album cycle, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge inhabits a different character. For 2010’s Opus Eponymous, 2013’s Infestissumam and 2015’s Prequelle, Forge played Papa Emeritus, Papa Emeritus II and Papa Emeritus III, respectively, which were all incarnations of a “demonic anti-pope.” For 2018’s Prequelle, he changed things up and introduced Cardinal Copia.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Hits Career High With ‘Ordinary Man’ Hitting No. 3 On The Charts

Ozzy Osbourne has scored his highest-charting solo album in the UK ever with his latest effort, “Ordinary Man,” his first new studio release in a decade.  “Ordinary Man” enters the UK charts at No. 3, surpassing the previous high of No. 7 set by Ozzy’s 1980 solo debut, “Blizzard Of Oz.”  Ozzy previously had two No. 1 albums with Black Sabbath.. ...Read Full Story

Take A First Look At The Trailer For Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Street Survivors” Movie

The first trailer has been released for Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash, a biopic based on former drummer Artimus Pyle’s life and account of that tragic day.  Written and directed by Jared Cohn, Street Survivors had its premiere on Feb. 16 at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, with the hopes it will hit theaters this spring. The movie was made without the approval of the current incarnation of the band, who refused to allow their music to be used.. ...Read Full Story

Depeche Mode Announces Release Of ‘Spirits In The Forest’ Concert Film

Depeche Mode‘s Spirits in the Forest concert film and documentary will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on March 27.  Spirits in the Forest, which was shown in theaters for one night only last fall, was filmed during Depeche Mode’s 2018 shows in Berlin, Germany, the final dates on the band’s global tour in support of their 2017 album, Spirit. The home-release package for Spirits in the Forest includes never-before-seen video and audio from the complete Berlin shows.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Cancels Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life Festival Appearances To Focus On James Hetfield’s Recovery

Metallica have pulled out of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals, as James Hetfield continues to work on his recovery after his recent stint in rehab. James Hetfield released a statement detailing the news, saying in part, “As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved. I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges.”  You can read Hetfield’s full statement at the link here: statement . ...Read Full Story

Tool Announce North American Tour This Spring

Tool have announced more tour dates for 2020, kicking off this spring into the early part of summer. Tool’s live shows are one of the hottest tickets out there, due to the band’s long awaited and critically acclaimed album Fear Inoculum.  Blonde Redhead are set to open shows between April 16 and May 5, while Acid Helps are opening the dates May 29-June 23, with the exception of the band’s Bonnaroo headline set.. ...Read Full Story

The Black Keys Announce Headlining North American Tour

The Black Keys have announced that they’ll be hitting the road this summer on a North American headlining tour. The 36-date run will kick off July 7 at Seattle, WA’s White River Amphitheatre with stops in major cities like Dallas, TX; Portland, OR and Chicago, IL before wrapping up Sept. 6 at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL. The tour will support The Black Keys’ ninth studio album, Let’s Rock, which was released in June 2019. . ...Read Full Story

Metallica’s James Hetfield Performs For First Time Since Rehab Stint

Metallica frontman James Hetfield performed for the first time since his fall 2019 return to rehab during a February 20 appearance at an Eddie Money tribute show in Beverly Hills, CA. The event at the city’s Saban Theater saw Hetfield offer his own personal story about befriending the late rocker, who passed away from esophageal cancer in September at the age of 70. “I got to hang out with Eddie, the last probably three years of his life,” Hetfield told the crowd. “I saw the cleaned-up version of Eddie.”. ...Read Full Story

Slipknot Reveal First “Knotfest At Sea” Lineup Featuring Anthrax, Sevendust And More

Slipknot’s Knotfest At Sea will set sail from Barcelona in Spain on August 10, making stops in Naples,  Italy, and returning to port on August 14.  Slipknot confirmed they will play two sets onboard the ship, and now the first eight artists who will be playing at Knotfest At Sea have been announced —  Anthrax, Behemoth, Devildriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power and Sleep Token — with more to be announced in the coming weeks.. ...Read Full Story

Listen To Pearl Jam’s New Single ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’

Pearl Jam have released their new single ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ from the band’s forthcoming new album ‘Gigaton.’ The track was previewed last week through a smartphone feature which played snippets of the song whenever fans pointed their mobile device at the moon. ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ follows on from the record’s first single ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’, which came out on January 22.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters Announce Their U.S. Headline Tour

Following last week’s confirmation from Dave Grohl that the band’s new album is now finished, Foo Fighters have revealed that they’ll be hitting the road in the U.S. to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band. The Foos had previously promised that 2020 would be “an insane year”, and now they’ve announced The Van Tour.. ...Read Full Story