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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

Eagles Are Hitting the Road For 2018 North American Tour

The Eagles will embark on a North American tour next year, with dates scheduled throughout the spring and summer starting March 14th. Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor and Chris Stapleton will all open for the band on various tour stops.   The Eagles’ touring lineup will feature members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, alongside Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, who will fill in for his late father, Glenn Frey.. ...Read Full Story

System Of A Down’s Daron Malakian Defends Controversial Comments About Death Of Charles Manson

System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian has lashed out at those who criticized him for his comments about the death of Charles Manson this past Sunday (Nov. 19) when he said he was “Very sad to hear the news” of the cult leader’s passing. After many criticized his statements, Malakian defended his comments, in part saying “I don’t back the murderer Charles Manson, I back his art and his views on social and environmental issues. Sometimes talented people do bad things.”. ...Read Full Story

Zakk Wylde & Black Label Society Premiere “All That Once Shined” Music Video

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society have premiered the music video for their new single, “All That Once Shined.” The video was directed by longtime Black Label Society collaborator Justin Reich. The single is taken from the band’s upcoming album, Grimmest Hits. Grimmest Hits marks the band’s 10th album release, and is slated for a January 19, 2018 debut.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard Working On New Album

Def Leppard have begun writing and recording the follow-up to 2015’s self-titled album, guitarist Phil Collen has revealed. But there’s no word on when the British band’s 12th LP will arrive. Collen confirmed that some recording has taken place, but noted they may take a different route toward release. The band spent time this year marking the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Hysteria.. ...Read Full Story

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

Rock star Gene Simmons caused a stir Wednesday at Fox News, harassing staffers after taping interviews that resulted in him being banned from the network and its New York headquarters.  A rep for the network said the KISS frontman was given the boot after speaking crudely to female staffers and hitting two of them on the head with a copy of the new book he’s promoting.. ...Read Full Story