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AC/DC Co-Founder And Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead at 64

Music lovers worldwide are mourning the loss of rock legend Malcolm Young. The guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC died Saturday. He was 64. Rolling Stone magazine reported that Young had been suffering from dementia. Shortly after the announcement, many rock musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne and Eddie Van Halen, took to social media to pay tribute to their colleague and friend who helped launch the Australian rock band in 1972.. ...Read Full Story

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces New Solo Album

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has announced a new solo album, entitled Sweetzerland Manifesto.The album—which is set for a January 19 release via Roman Records—was produced by Perry alongside Bruce Witkin and was executive produced by his Hollywood Vampires bandmate, Johnny Depp. Sweetzerland Manifesto features a number of guest vocalists, including Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, the New York Dolls’ David Johansen and Terry Reid. It also features Zak Starkey on drums, and Perry’s sons—Tony and Roman—on synths and drum programming.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Gutt Named Stone Temple Pilots New Lead Singer

Stone Temple Pilots have revealed who will act as the band’s frontman after the deaths of Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. Jeff Gutt has been chosen in an audition of 15,000 applicants to replace Linkin Park’s Bennington, who took over from their original frontman Weiland in 2013. STP, made up of brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, chose the 41-year-old singer from Michigan this week.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Named As Brand Ambassador For Metal Casino Website

Ozzy Osbourne has been named as the brand ambassador for the online gaming site The Black Sabbath frontman and solo star was so impressed with Metal Casino, he also decided to become a partial owner of the brand.  Having launched in August this year, the site partners with the biggest names in hard rock to provide players of the brand with exclusive access to concert tickets, merchandise, and access to backstage at shows.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park Announce Live Album ‘One More Light Live’

Linkin Park have announced a new live album titled One More Light Live, a document of their final tour with Chester Bennington. “We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into One More Light,” the band said in a statement on the Linkin Park website.  The 16-track live album collects performances from Linkin Park’s summer 2017 shows in support of their then-new album One More Light, which marked the band’s last shows prior to the singer’s July 20th death. . ...Read Full Story

Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam Fest to Return in 2018

After successfully reviving the long-forgotten California Jam festival in October, Foo Fighters announced Monday that “Cal Jam” will return in 2018.  The festival will be back at San Bernardino, California’s Glen Helen Regional Park & Festival Grounds on October 5th and 6th, 2018, organizers announced. Foo Fighters will once again serve as headliners with additional acts to be announced.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announce North America Tour

Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra have announced a summer 2018 North American arena tour, the band’s first U.S. trek in over 35 years. ELO’s first U.S. tour since 1981 kicks off August 2nd at Oakland, California’s Oracle Arena and spreads 10 shows over three weeks before concluding August 24th at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.  Tickets for ELO’s tour go on sale November 17th at Ticketmaster. . ...Read Full Story

New Book On AC/DC’s Bon Scott Delves Into The Mystery Of His Life And Death

It’s been almost four decades since original AC/DC frontman Bon Scott passed away. He made six albums with the Australian hard rockers, but just as the band was set to make their international breakthrough, Scott died in London in 1980. Now a new book “Bon: The Last Highway” delves into the final years of his life, and the mystery surrounding his death.  . ...Read Full Story

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Joins Guns N’ Roses at Houston Show

On Saturday November 11, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons sat in with Guns N’ Roses during their Not in This Lifetime tour stop at the Toyota Center in Houston. They played “Patience,” the same song that Pink performed with GN’R at Madison Square Garden last month. It wasn’t the first time Gibbons played with the band. In 2013, he joined them in Brisbane, Australia for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”. ...Read Full Story