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Metallica Night and Major League Baseball

It’s two great tastes that tates great together! Heavy Metal and Major League Baseball.
LouWire.com writes “For the fifth time, Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants will host their hometown metal legends for an annual event dubbed ‘Metallica Night.’ As was the case in years prior, the band’s members will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and perform their rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”. ...Read Full Story

Jerry Cantrell on His Latest Solo

‘A Job to Do’ is the latest Solo Song from Alice in Chains  front man Jerry Cantrell. BlabberMouth.net syas “ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has contributed a song called “A Job To Do” to the soundtrack of the upcoming action thriller “John Wick: Chapter 2”. The soundtrack will be released digitally on February 10 via Varèse Sarabande in conjunction with the opening of the movie, while the physical version will arrive on March 3. Cantrell performed the song with help from Tyler Bates, who also composed the score for the film.”. ...Read Full Story

Exit Light, Enter Gaga?

Lady Gaga is well known for her eclectic taste in music creation, with past hits spanning multiple music genres, and her performances with Tony Bennett are shining examples of her wide range. Well she’s about to add, Heavy Metal Legends, Metallica to  to her trophy wall with a collaboration at the 2017 Grammys.. ...Read Full Story

Exit Light, Enter Gaga?

Lady Gaga is well known for her eclectic taste in music creation, with past hits spanning multiple music genres, and her performances with Tony Bennett are shining examples of her wide range. Well she’s about to add, Heavy Metal Legends, Metallica to  to her trophy wall with a collaboration at the 2017 Grammys.. ...Read Full Story

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