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Watch Linkin Park’s Video Performance Of “Sharp Edges” From ‘One More Light Live’

Linkin Park have just released a moving performance video of their One More Light song “Sharp Edges,” taken from the new live album One More Light Live, out Dec. 15.  As reported by Rolling Stone, One More Light Live will serve as a document of the group’s final tour with Bennington, who unexpectedly died on July 20 at age 41. In revealing the new live release, the band’s members recalled Bennington’s artistry when recording their latest studio record. “We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester,” the group said, “who poured his heart and soul into One More Light.”. ...Read Full Story

“Queens of the Stone Age” Singer Apologizes For Kicking Photographer

Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has apologized after a female photographer claimed she spent the night in hospital after he kicked her camera into her face during a gig. The incident took place as Chelsea Lauren was snapping photos in the front row at a concert in Los Angeles. Lauren posted a video to her Instagram page which appears to show Homme trying to kick the camera out of her hands during the band’s set.  Homme wrote on the Queens Of The Stone Age Twitter account that he was “lost in performance” and believed he had kicked over lighting on the stage. Upon hearing that Ms Lauren was injured, he said: “I did not mean for that to happen and I am very sorry.. ...Read Full Story

HBO Releases First Trailer For New David Bowie Documentary

On January 8, 2018, on what would have been David Bowie’s 71st birthday, HBO is set to release a new documentary dedicated to the final years of the late musician. Entitled David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the new film by documentary-maker Francis Whately – who also gave us David Bowie : Five Years back in 2013 – will follow the artist’s journey as he released his last two albums The Next Day and Blackstar.  Containing interviews with those closest to Bowie, including producer Tony Visconti and musicians Earl Slick, Gail Ann Dorsey and Carlos Alomar, The Last Five Years will also feature rare interviews with Bowie himself.. ...Read Full Story

Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Cars And Moody Blues Lead Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe were named as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees Wednesday morning by museum President and CEO Greg Harris. Four of the five inductees – the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, Simone and Tharpe – were on the ballot for the first time.  The Class of 2018 was chosen by roughly 1,000 voters comprised of surviving inductees and music insiders, including record industry professionals, public relations executives and select members of the music media.  The ceremonies will be at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium on Saturday, April 14. . ...Read Full Story

Jethro Tull Announce 40th Anniversary ‘Heavy Horses’ Reissue

Jethro Tull will mark their 50th anniversary in 2018, and part of the celebration will include a deluxe 40th-anniversary reissue of the band’s 11th studio album, Heavy Horses on Feb. 9.  The “new shoes” edition of the LP boasts three CDs, including a new Steven Wilson stereo remix of the original track listing as well as live recordings and non-album sides, as well as assorted bonus material. The 40th anniversary edition of Heavy Horses is available to pre-order now.. ...Read Full Story

Slaughter’s Mark Slaughter Releases Music Video For ‘Halfway There’ Title Track

Slaughter vocalist Mark Slaughter has released the official music video for the title track of his sophomore solo album, “Halfway There”. The single was issued in May and was the follow-up to 2015’s independently released “Reflections In A Rear View Mirror”. Produced and co-mixed by Slaughter with John Cranfield, “Halfway There” is described as “a blistering showcase of seemingly never-ending vocal abilities” and “a glowing testament to his perpetually underserved prowess as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.”. ...Read Full Story

U2 Makes Music History With It’s Eighth No. 1 Album

Legendary Irish rock band U2 have made history when it’s new album, Songs of Experience, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts this week. Not only is this the band’s eighth No. 1 album, but it is the only time in history that a group has earned a No. 1 album for four consecutive decades, from the ’80s to the 2010s. Songs of Experience is U2’s 14th studio album and was released Dec. 1. The album’s 186,000 equivalent sales marks the biggest first week release for a rock record this year.. ...Read Full Story

Sammy Hagar Announces Info For Third Season Of ‘Rock & Roll Road Trip’

AXS TV will broadcast the premiere of the third season of Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 9PM Eastern. The network made the announcement in a press release that also contained details about more rock-themed programming they have in store for 2018. Once again, Hagar will travel the country to meet up with his many rocker friends for a chat and a jam session. The network revealed five of the guest stars for the new season: Roger Daltrey of the Who, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Foreigner and Nickelback.. ...Read Full Story

Alice Cooper To Star in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” in 2018

Alice Cooper is set to appear in Jesus Christ Superstar Live! next year. A new production of the musical will be broadcast on NBC on Easter Sunday, which falls on April 1, 2018. The special will be directed by BBC theater director David Leveau, and Cooper will play King Herod in the program. Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt said in a statement: “Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production.”. ...Read Full Story

Bon Jovi Is The Winner Of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Fan Vote

Bon Jovi is the winner of the Rock Hall 2018 fan vote with over 1,100,000 votes. Bon Jovi is followed by Moody Blues at No. 2 (around 950,000 votes), Dire Straits at No. 3 (around 615,000 votes), The Cars at No. 4 (550,000) and Judas Priest at No. 5 (540,000). These five acts will be put on a single ballot, which counts as one of the 900 ballots that determine the inductee.  Since the fan vote was introduced, the artist who got most fan support ended up getting inducted.  The ceremony is set to take place on April 14 in Cleveland, OH.. ...Read Full Story