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Elton John To Perform At Royal Wedding Of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

It is confirmed Sir Elton John will be performing Prince Harry’ and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday, though it’s still unknown whether John will be performing at the ceremony or at the evening’s private reception held among 200 guests. John, a longtime friend of the Royal Family, was particularly close to the prince’s late mother Princess Diana and has known her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, their entire lives.  John performed an updated version of “Candle in the Wind” in Diana’s honor at her funeral in 1997. Sir Elton is in the midst of his 300-date three year retirement tour, but speculation that he was playing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding grew when he canceled two Las Vegas dates for this weekend with the excuse “scheduling conflict” posted on his website. . ...Read Full Story

Mike And The Mechanics Announce “Looking Back Over My Shoulder” 2019 UK Tour

Mike and the Mechanics have announced the Looking Back Over My Shoulder tour. The band, Mike Rutherford, Andrew Roachford and Tim Howard, will take in 34 dates across the UK between February 23 and April 9, including a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 1. The sets will consist of material from their latest album, ‘Let Me Fly’, and back catalogue. Tickets go on sale at 10am on May 18, except for Eastbourne Congress Theatre, which will be available from 10am on June 4.. ...Read Full Story

New Music From David Bowie Set To Arrive In June

A trio of rare archival recordings from the vaults of David Bowie’s music will be released this summer, two of which are only being made available to brick and mortar record shops. Due to arrive in stores on June 29, the new releases were previously only available on that triple-LP set Welcome to the Blackout; however now they will be available as a double-disc CD title as well as standard and high-definition digital audio. Additionally Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo– Bowie’s soundtrack to the 1978 biopic of German actor Christiane Vera Felscherinow — will be released.  And finally David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baa, a limited edition 10″ vinyl run of the 1982 EP that captured Bowie performing five songs written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play Baal, is coming in June as well. . ...Read Full Story

Dee Snider Reveals Details And Release Date For New Solo Album “For The Love Of Metal”

Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider has confirmed his latest solo effort, For the Love of Metal, has been scheduled for a July release. The album is due in stores July 27 and available to pre-order now through Snider’s label. For the Love of Metal finds Snider working alongside Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, who produced the project. Following For the Love of Metal‘s release, Snider will be touring in support of the album, with dates already scheduled for the Skogsröjet Festival in Sweden and the Alcatraz Metal Festival in Belgium during early August.  Dee Snider’s official site will have more information.. ...Read Full Story

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Trailer Has Rami Malek Transformed Into Freddie Mercury

The trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody has just been released and if the teaser is any indication, Freddie Mercury would approve of his portrayal in the biopic.  Rami Malek portrays Freddie Mercury, and the movie chronicles the musical journey of Queen, whose original members also included Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The film honors the group’s iconic lead singer, who died at the age 45 from bronchial pneumonia stemming from AIDS in November 1991, just one day after revealing he had contracted the disease. Queen, who is most famous for their hits “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” among many others, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Check out the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

KORN To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Their Album ‘Follow The Leader’ By Performing At Three Special U.S. Shows

KORN announced they will play three very special shows in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s album “Follow The Leader.”  The band will perform  Sep. 12 in San Francisco,  Sep. 13 in Los Angeles, and  Sep. 15 in Las Vegas. Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch said in a recent interview that these will be the band’s only U.S. shows this year before embarking on a major tour in 2019.
Singer Jonathan Davis also recently confirmed that the band is working on its 13th studio album. In the meantime, Davis has been touring to support the upcoming arrival of his new solo album, “Black Labyrinth”, which will be released on May 25.. ...Read Full Story

“Ozzy Osbourne’s World Detour” Reality Series With Son Jack Renewed For Third Season

Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, the reality travel series starring Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack, has been renewed for a third season. The series originally premiered in 2016 and stars Ozzy and Jack visiting different historical and unique sites around the United States. The first season featured the Black Sabbath frontman’s return to The Alamo after his infamous arrest for public intoxication at the landmark in 1982. Season two’s adventures included deep-sea fishing in Key West, Florida and dog sledding in Alaska.   Season three of Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour will include eight episodes and is tentatively scheduled to premiere in the summer on A&E. Ozzy is embarking on a farewell tour starting this spring. The trek is expected to last into 2020.. ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop + Tenacious D Lead Cal Jam 2018 Bill

The Cal Jam festival is returning to California on Oct. 5 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino with the Foo Fighters closing it out once again. Punk legend Iggy Pop will be reassembling his Post Pop Depression album lineup (Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen and Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders) for a special one-off performance. Tenacious D are also among the top-billed acts. Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, Black Mountain, Deer Tick, Gang Of Youths, Slaves (U.K.), Giant In the Trees, Metz, Yungblud, Thunderpussy, Anna Von Hausswolff, Fea, Kingfish and more are all set to play as well. Ticketholders will have the option to purchase a ticket for the pre-fest party the night before. Billy Idol will serve as the headliner of this show with appearances from comedienne Bridget Everett, the Mexican tribute to Morrissey, Mexrrissey and more. Tickets go on sale on May 17 and more information can be found at the Cal Jam website.. ...Read Full Story

Police Confirm Death Of “Frightened Rabbit” Frontman Scott Hutchison

Scott Hutchison, frontman of Scottish rock band Frightened Rabbit, has been found dead at a marina on the Firth of Forth in Scotland, police confirmed. Hutchison, 36, sent tweets asking fans “hug your loved ones” the night before he went missing.  The musician, who had been open about his struggle with depression, tweeted Tuesday night, “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.” He added, “I’m away now. Thanks.” Hutchison was reported missing Wednesday after leaving a hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. Police found a body on Thursday night at Port Edgar, and confirmed that it was Hutchison on Friday.  . ...Read Full Story

Metallica European Stadium Tour Rumored For 2019

Metallica will embark on a European stadium tour in May 2019 running through August 2019; the official announcement is expected in September. The legendary band has just completed a 24-date European tour and is next scheduled to hit the road at the end of the summer for the 2018-2019 North American leg of of its “WorldWired” tour. Metallica also played U.S. stadiums last summer, though the band was mostly indoors for the first leg of its European tour last fall. The 2017 dates on the “WorldWired” tour, which included stadium shows across the U.S., grossed $110.3 million in North America and $152.8 million worldwide.. ...Read Full Story