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Vinnie Vincent To Reunite With Gene Simmons For Public Appearance

Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent has found himself reuniting with his onetime bandmate Gene Simmons. As previously reported, Vincent re-emerged recently for an appearance at the Atlanta Kiss Expo, where he took questions from fans and offered his side of the story that started with his meteoric rise as a member of Kiss. Vincent revealed a willingness to meet up with Simmons at the Nashville date on Simmons’ “Vault Experience” tour.   Simmons reached out to ask about including a song they wrote together, “I Wanna Live,” on the deluxe set that Simmons is personally delivering and the two set aside long-standing differences. Now they’ll be together when Simmons makes his way to Nashville on April 14, which has been confirmed by Simmons and was also shared by Vincent on Facebook.. ...Read Full Story

Drummer Tommy Lee Seeks Restraining Order Against Son Brandon After Brawl

Tommy Lee is fighting back against statements made by his son, Brandon, after their brawl earlier this week. Lee now says he wants nothing to do with his son, after Brandon allegedly punched the rocker in the mouth on Monday night. The Mötley Crüe drummer is seeking a restraining order against the 21-year-old son he shares with ex-wife Pamela Anderson, after the two were involved in an altercation. Lee, 55, is already pressing assault charges. According to reports, the father and son got into a fight after Lee posted on social media about Anderson’s recent interview with Piers Morgan where she discussed his 1998 spousal abuse arrest. Sources say Brandon punched his father in the face in self-defense after the heated argument. He also claimed his father was drunk and the reason he’s been living with him is to help him overcome his addiction. “I’m devastated at the events of the last several days that have been a result of my father’s alcoholism,” Brandon, 21, said through his rep.. ...Read Full Story

Halestorm Announces Fall 2018 European Headlining Tour

Hard rockers Halestorm have announced a Fall 2018 European headlining tour, kicking off in Moscow on September 14 and wrapping up in Madrid on October 25. The trek includes eight U.K. and Irish dates, including London’s O2 Academy Brixton for the first time. Special guests for the tour are still to be announced. Tickets will be available via pre-sale on March 7 and then on general sale at 12 p.m. GMT on March 9 via LiveNation.co.uk, Ticketmaster.co.uk, and venue box offices.. ...Read Full Story

AC/DC’s Bon Scott Honored With Sculpture Unveiled In Melbourne

A new sculpture in the likeness of former AC/DC singer Bon Scott was unveiled during a dedication ceremony in Melbourne, Australia, attended by Scott’s son Dave Stevens.  Steven did the honors and presented the artwork to the public for the first time. The sculpture is the work of artist Mike Makatron, and this new Scott tribute resides on the fittingly named “AC/DC Lane.”  Sydney is the city where the band was formed, but Melbourne holds many connections to former members of AC/DC.  Drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Mark Evans were both born there, and Scott lived there during periods during his life — first as a child, then as a young working musician. AC/DC also filmed its video for “It’s A Long Way to the Top (If You Want to Rock N Roll)” in Melbourne.  Footage from the new sculpture’s unveiling can be viewed in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

Rob Zombie And Marilyn Manson Announce Joint North American Tour

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have announced a joint tour of North America.  The tour is being billed as The Twins Of Evil: The Second Coming Tour and is set to begin at Detroit’s DTE Energy Music Center on July 11, concluding at Irvine’s Fivepoint Amp on August 29.  Zombie’s official website said in the following statement: “They said it couldn’t happen again! But never say never – the Twins Of Evil are back this summer for a co-headliner tour. Yes, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are heading out on tour again to bring their unique brands of showmanship to audiences across North America.”  Tickets will go on general sale March 24 and are part of Live Nation’s “Ticket To Rock” program which offers bundles to shows including Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin and Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets Of Rage and Three Days Grace. A full list of dates can be found in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Evanescence Announce Summer North American Tour With Lindsey Stirling

Rock band Evanescence and electric violinist Lindsey Stirling will be joining together for a co-headlining North American tour this summer. Evanescence and Stirling will perform alongside a full orchestra.  The tour will begin on July 6th at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Stops will include Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix and more, before ending on September 8th at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington. The two artists recently collaborated on the song Hi-Lo,” off Evanescence’s 2017 album, Synthesis.  Tickets for most of the tour will go on sale March 9th via Live Nation. Evanescence and Stirling will have their own pre-sale, as well as offer a limited number of VIP packages starting March 7th. Full details and information are available on both of their websites: Evanescence.com and LindseyStirling.com.   . ...Read Full Story

Eddie Vedder Performs Tom Petty’s “Room at the Top” For Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was in attendance at the 90th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 4,  but he wasn’t just attending the ceremony as a viewer; he also performed at the event. Vedder was the singer for the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars, playing “Room at the Top” from the late Tom Petty, who passed away last fall. After an introduction from Jennifer Garner, Vedder took the stage with his guitar and backing keyboardist Brendan O’Brien as he performed the fitting and moving Petty song. While Petty was acknowledged in the intro by Garner, he was not part of the actual “In Memoriam” montage amidst the actors, actresses, directors and various crew members.  While Vedder has been performing solo for most of the past year, he’s set to resume touring with Pearl Jam this spring through the summer.. ...Read Full Story

Bon Jovi’s ‘This House Is Not for Sale’ Album Back At No. 1

Bon Jovi‘s This House Is Not for Sale LP is back at No. 1, more than a year after it topped the charts upon release. Billboard reports that the album has rebounded to the top spot thanks to a surge in sales; and seems to be driven by the ticket promotion attached to the group’s current tour, which allows fans to redeem their concert ticket for a copy of the album. This House Is Not for Sale first hit No. 1 when it was released back on Nov. 4, 2016. According to Billboard, the 15-month gap between stints on top represents the longest in the history of the chart.  . ...Read Full Story

Elton John Explains Why He Walked Off Stage In Las Vegas

Elton John explained how the actions of a “rude” fan led to him walk off stage during a performance in Las Vegas on Mar. 1. Towards the end of his Million Dollar Piano show, he cut short classic track “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” as a result of one audience member’s behavior. He returned to finish the set but announced that, because of the incident, he would no longer invite fans on stage during the song. John said in a statement, “Thursday night in Las Vegas a fan put his hands on the piano keys while I was playing and continued to do so even after I asked him to stop.  He then proceeded to reach over the piano and try to take pictures, completely disrupting the performance.” John continued, “This guy was rude, disruptive and had no care or respect for our show and so I let him know how I felt, then left the stage until they had removed him.” This is the second time a Million Dollar Piano performance was disrupted during “Saturday NIght’s Alright,” following an incident in which a necklace was thrown at John.  Elton John’s Las Vegas run continues until May 17; his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will commence on Sept. 8.. ...Read Full Story

Johnny Depp Joins Stone Temple Pilots At Tour Opener

Stone Temple Pilots began their first tour with new lead singer Jeff Gutt with a 19-song set at the Canyon in Santa Clarita, Calif. The performance featured a guest appearance by Johnny Depp, who sat in on “Sex Type Thing” and a cover of the MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams.” Depp has played with bassist Robert DeLeo in Alice Cooper’s Hollywood Vampires. Video of both songs, as well as “Vasoline” and the new “Meadow,” are below.  The band also debuted “Roll Me Under,” which arrived last month when Stone Temple Pilots announced their tour dates.. ...Read Full Story