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Dave Mustaine Says Credit Dispute Nixed Metallica’s ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’ Reissue

Dave Mustaine said Metallica haven’t released a deluxe reissue of 1982’s No Life ’til Leather because he can’t agree with Lars Ulrich on songwriting credits.  Mustaine, who left Metallica in 1983, said he was contacted by James Hetfield two years ago about the possibility of returning to their earliest songs. “We were going to officially release the No Life ’til Leather demo as a record, with 27 tracks, pics, the whole enchilada,” Mustaine wrote on Twitter, “and the talks broke down because Lars wanted credit on two songs I wrote every note and word to. I have the texts. I passed.”  . ...Read Full Story

Sons Of Apollo Announces First U.S. Shows As Part Of Worldwide Tour

Supergroup Sons of Apollo, featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) announced they will be hitting the road in 2018 for their first-ever highly anticipated worldwide tour.  The tour will kick off in Tampa, FL on February 3 as part of the Cruise To The Edge, which will be sailing to Belize and Costa Maya.. ...Read Full Story

Roger Waters Concerts Dropped by German TV Due To His Support Of Israel Boycott

German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by British ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, citing what they call “accusations of anti-Semitism against him.”
Waters, part of one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful rock bands from 1965-85 before going solo, is a member of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement that targets Israel over its occupation of territories where Palestinians seek statehood.. ...Read Full Story

Sammy Hagar’s Famous Friends Wish Him A Happy 70th Birthday

Sammy Hagar knows you only turn 70 once. So it’s only fitting hat the former Montrose and Van Halen frontman threw himself an epic bash to celebrate. Hagar released a star-studded clip of some of his best-known peers reaching out to wish him a happy birthday. The video is being released now to help drum up anticipation for the upcoming concert film Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party, capturing the four-day festivities that unfolded at the singer’s Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico earlier this year. The movie is headed to theaters for a special one-night engagement next month.. ...Read Full Story

Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters And Mastodon Lead Grammy 2018 Nominations

The nominations for the 2018 Grammy awards have been announced, with artists including Chris Cornell, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Metallica and Roger Waters leading the rock-based categories.  Other notable categories feature Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Eno, Gregg Allman, the Rolling Stones, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and the Grateful Dead. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS from New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28.. ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen Extends Broadway Residency Through June 2018

Bruce Springsteen will be performing on Broadway a little while longer. The iconic rock star announced Monday that Springsteen on Broadway has extended its run for an additional four months in order to meet overwhelming audience demand. The acclaimed show, which opened Oct. 12 and loosely traces the arc of his life and career through singing as well as dialogue, will now run through June 30, 2018. Springsteen on Broadway has been enough of a box-office smash to leave many eager fans without a chance to catch it.. ...Read Full Story

Judas Priest Release Cover Art and First Music From ‘Firepower’

Judas Priest have released a brief sample from their upcoming album, the band’s first LP since 2014’s Redeemer of Souls. Firepower will hit stores in March 2018. Firepower, the band’s 18th studio album, was co-produced by longtime collaborator Andy Sneap and Tom Allom. Judas Priest will be touring in support of the album, with the North American leg kicking off on March 13 in Wilkes Barre, Penn., and wrapping up on May 1 in San Antonio.. ...Read Full Story

AC/DC Legend Malcolm Young’s Funeral Details Revealed

The funeral for AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia.  Malcolm, who co-founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, died on Saturday, November 18 at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for several years.  Malcolm retired from AC/DC in 2014 after his health issues were made public.. ...Read Full Story

Bonnaroo 2018 Tickets Go On-Sale Tomorrow; Lineup To Be Released In January

The 2018 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is seven months away, and tickets go on sale tomorrow, November 24.  Speculation over the Bonnaroo lineup is a year-round sport for fans of the Manchester, Tenn. music festival, but the lineup for the festival will not be revealed until January 2018.  Fleetwood Mac, Jay-Z, and The Killers are just some of the performers that people are speculating may headline the festival.. ...Read Full Story