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Rare David Bowie Albums Set For “Record Store Day 2018”

Three rare David Bowie records are set to be released for Record Store Day 2018. Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21, will see Bowie’s ‘Welcome To The Blackout (Live London ’78)’ album be released as a 3xLP set. The record features recordings from Bowie’s ‘Isolar II’ tour performances at London’s now-demolished Earls Court on June 30 and July 1 1978.  Fans will also be able to grab a 12″ single which features the first full-length of ‘Let’s Dance’, along with a live version on the B-side.  Lastly, ‘Bowie Now’ – a rare 1977 US only promotional-only LP, featuring tracks from ‘Heroes’ and ‘Low’ – will get its first commercial release. Full information can be found on David Bowie’s official website.. ...Read Full Story

Rolling Stones Working On A New Album

The Rolling Stones are working on a new album. The legendary rock band have spent time in the recording studio over the last two years working on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Blue & Lonesome,’ according to guitarist Keith Richards. Discussing the possibility of a new album, he said: “We have some stuff down, which is very interesting. It’s more difficult for us to write together the further apart we are, but it also has its benefits in that we come back to it from a different angle.” The 74-year-old Richards has grown to enjoy the “challenge” of writing music he knows frontman Sir Mick Jagger will be able to “leap” on and he understands there’s “no point” in trying to push the singer out of his comfort zone.  Keith’s comments come just a few days after the group announced their first UK tour dates in five years, which will take place this summer.. ...Read Full Story

Steven Adler All-Star Band ‘Dio Disciples’ Lead 4th Annual “Ride For Ronnie” Concert

The fourth annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert is coming up, and riders will once again get to kick off the day at the Harley-Davidson store in Glendale, CA, proceeding up the highway to Los Encinos Park, the home to the annual Ride for Ronnie concert. This year’s performance lineup will include sets from a Steven Adler-led all-star band, Dio Disciples, Beasto Blanco, One More From the Road, A Classless Act and Railgun.  The 2018 Ride for Ronnie will take place Sunday, May 6, helping the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund raise awareness for cancer prevention and research for a cure. Last year’s event raised over $40,000.  For more information on this year’s event and ticketing information, check out the link here.. ...Read Full Story

Izzy Stradlin Reportedly Walked Away From Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven claims that the band’s ex-guitarist and co-founder Izzy Stradlin walked away from a possible reunion with the band last year.  Vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan got back together in 2016 and subsequently hit the road for the Not In This Lifetime tour.  In a new interview, Niven says that Stradlin also could have taken part in some shows, but decided to walk away: “He did get as far as flying out and doing a soundcheck and then he left after the soundcheck – he didn’t want to have anything to do with it.” Guns N’ Roses will headline this year’s Download festival in the UK, and will play other dates across Europe this summer. . ...Read Full Story

Led Zeppelin To Release Limited-Edition 7″ Single On Record Store Day

Led Zeppelin will release a yellow vinyl single featuring unreleased versions of Rock And Roll and Friends to celebrate “Record Store Day 2018.” Two previously unreleased tracks will be released for this Year’s Record Store Day, which takes place on April 21. The single, a yellow vinyl 7″, features the “Sunset Sound Mix” mix of Rock And Roll, which originally appeared on the band’s fourth album; and the “Olympic Studios Mix” of Friends, which appeared on Led Zeppelin III. The release has been overseen by Jimmy Page.  The new single is the third release announced as part of the band’ 50th anniversary celebrations, following the news of an illustrated book to be released in October, and the reissue of the band’s How The West Was Won live album next month.. ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top And John Fogerty Announce The “Blues And Bayous” Tour

ZZ Top and Creedence Clearwater Revival co-founder John Fogerty have announced a joint US tour. The Blues And Bayous Tour will get underway in Atlantic City on May 25 and will travel to an additional 22 cities, with further dates to be added. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons says: “John Fogerty along with ZZ Top have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring. We’ve got a great show lined up for ya!” Fogerty added: “ZZ Top is one of my favourite bands, and Billy Gibbons is one of my all-time favourite guitarists. Riffs, blues and bayous… bucket list!” Tickets will go on general sale from 10am local time on March 2; Willie Nelson joining the tour on June 26 in Mt. Pleasant. For more information head to ZZTop.com and JohnFogerty.com.  A full list of dates are also in the article linked below.. ...Read Full Story

ANTHRAX Cancels European Tour Plans

ANTHRAX has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer “due to scheduling conflicts, this according to the Facebook page of the Borgholm Brinner festival. In a statement, the band members “sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon.”  ANTHRAX was one of several acts scheduled to perform at Borgholm Brinner on July 27-28 at Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden. The group will be supporting SLAYER on the first leg of the band’s farewell world tour, which will kick off with a concert on May 10 at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, “Kings Among Scotland”, on April 27.  Filmed February 15, 2017 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage on the band’s tour bus and backstage. The DVD can be pre-ordered at www.anthrax.com.. ...Read Full Story

Metallica Confirm 2018 North American ‘WorldWired’ Tour

Metallica officially announced a second series of WorldWired tour dates in North America, beginning with a Sept. 2 show in Madison, Wis.   Metallica is currently in the midst of a European trek in support of their most recent album Hardwired …to Self-Destruct, which will conclude May 11 in Helsinki, Finland.  The North American shows will be presented in the round, and the Light It Up pre-show party will feature comedian Jim Breuer and a DJ. A limited number of Black Tickets are available for $598; these special passes allow floor access to any Metallica show on this North American tour. Tickets go on sale March 2; for more information and complete list of dates, cities visit their official website.. ...Read Full Story

Steel Panther Share New Animated Music Video

Steel Panther have released a new video for their track “Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills).” The song comes from their latest album “Lower The Bar”. The band teamed up with Ntoonz to create the new animated video and have released it amidst their current North American tour in support of the album that was released last spring. The band just announced that they will be heading down under to Australia in May.  Watch the new video in the link below!. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard, Journey Share ‘Mission Impossible’ North American Tour Trailer

Def Leppard and Journey released a humorous new video, entitled Mission Impossible to promote their joint North American tour. The Mission Impossible clip finds the band’s frontmen Joe Elliott and Neal Schon plotting the 58-date trek. The two bands’ co-headlining tour will get under way in Hartford, CT on May 21st and wrap up in Los Angeles on October 6th.  Def Leppard will then head to the UK and Ireland for their Hysteria tour.. ...Read Full Story