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Queens Of The Stone Age News!

Queens Of The Stone Age will finish up their ...Like Clockwork world tour with a big Halloween bash in Los Angeles. The band scheduled an October 31 gig at The Forum in L.A., which will see a headline set from QOTSA with support from former band member Nick Oliveri and his new project, Uncontrollable, as well as The Kills and JD McPherson. The event also will feature "Side Show attractions, Costume Contests and the horrifying Blackout Haunted House," according to the band's website.



Jack White's new singles!

In the lead-up to a new album from The Dead Weather, due in 2015, Jack White is releasing a series of two-song singles. The first installment arrived back in January, and now White has announced the next release. Featuring songs called "Buzzkill(er)" and "It's Just Too Bad," the new 7-inch will be available first as part of the Third Man Records "Vault" subscription series. It will be released digitally at a later date.



Pink Floyd News!

After it was reported yesterday that Pink Floyd will release a new album called The Endless River, the band issued a statement confirming the October release. The brief statement says: "It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer."




After it was reported that Pink Floyd will release a new album called The Endless River, the band issued a statement confirming the October release. The brief statement says: "It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer." In the lead-up to a new album from The Dead Weather, due in 2015, Jack White is releasing a series of two-song singles. The first installment arrived back in January, and now White has announced the next release. Featuring songs called "Buzzkill(er)" and "It's Just Too Bad," the new 7-inch will be available first as part of the Third Man Records "Vault" subscription series. It will be released digitally at a later date. Queens Of The Stone Age will finish up their ...Like Clockwork world tour with a big Halloween bash in Los Angeles. The band scheduled an October 31 gig at The Forum in L.A., which will see a headline set from QOTSA with support from former band member Nick Oliveri and his new project, Uncontrollable, as well as The Kills and JD McPherson. The event also will feature "Side Show attractions, Costume Contests and the horrifying Blackout Haunted House," according to the band's website.



Foo Fighters Teaser For New HBO Series...




METALLICA HITS ANOTHER MILESTONE!

Metallica's self-titled 1991 album, a.k.a. "The Black Album," has hit a new sales milestone, as it has become the first album to sell 16 million copies since SoundScan started tracking sales data in 1991. Metallica sold another 3,000 copies in the week ending May 25, bringing its cumulative total to 16,002,000, Billboard reports. That album, along with Shania Twain's Come On Over, are the only two records that have sold more than 15 million copies in the SoundScan era. Meanwhile, Metallica has been writing songs for its next effort, although there's no word on when the new album might be finished.



AEROSMITH TO BECOME FREE AGENTS?

As Aerosmith's contract with Sony Records has been fulfilled, the band members are now free agents. This puts the notion of any future album releases in a foggy mist, however. Guitarist Joe Perry told Rolling Stone, "We're trying to figure out what [being a free agent] means. I don't even know if making new albums makes sense anymore. Maybe we'll just release an EP every six months. I don't know what the future looks like."

The reason for this could come from the undesirable performance of their 2012 LP Music From Another Dimension!, which was their first collection of original songs in over a decade. The album debuted at #5 on the charts and quickly fell off all together.

"I'm obviously disappointed it didn't work out the way it was supposed to," says Perry. "But on the other hand, once a record is out, it's out forever. Maybe in two years someone might hear a song off it and go, 'What was that song? It should have been on the radio.' And it might hit a wave again."



Lorde performed with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Lorde performed with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony earlier this month, and Dave Grohl praises the teen musician in a new interview with Rolling Stone. Grohl said the first time he heard her hit "Royals," "My two daughters, Violet and Harper, who are eight and five years old, started singing along. I was so happy and relieved that my two girls were singing a popular song on the radio that had some substance and depth, which I considered to be healthy for them as kids. I know that sounds kind of parent-ish." He continued, "I thought, 'Hey, this might be another revolution.' When I met her I said, 'When I first heard your song on the radio and my kids sang along I felt like there was hope for my kids to grow up in an environment which is more than just superficial.'" Grohl added, "There's something about her that represented or resembled the Nirvana aesthetic. She has an incredible future ahead of her as a writer, performer and vocalist."



First-ever AP Music Awards honors Joan Jett and Billy Corgan

Alternative Press magazine has announced its first-ever AP Music Awards, which will be handed out on July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Fifteen awards will be given out that night, with performances set from Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett, A Day To Remember and others. The show will be hosted by Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, while Jett and Billy Corgan will be honored with the AP Icon Award and Vanguard Award, respectively.



Metallica is working on a new album!

Using a baseball metaphor to describe the band's progress on their next album, Lars Ulrich tells Rolling Stone that Metallica is "in the fourth inning" of the process. "We've been doing this, off and on, for the better part of a year," he says. "We're going to do these dates this summer and then really hone down." Ulrich added, "We're going to start talking about who is going to produce the album," says Ulrich. "We haven't started recording yet. But we are deep into the songwriting part of it." The rockers are currently getting ready to tour Europe this summer, letting fans vote on the setlist via metallicabyrequest.com.




Prince and Warner Bros. Records today announced a new agreement that will see the release of long-awaited, previously unheard music, while giving the artist ownership of the master recordings of his classic, global hits. At the same time, the deal extends Prince's relationship with Warner Bros. Records through an exclusive global licensing partnership that covers every album released from 1978 into the nineties. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

For Prince fans worldwide, the new partnership will open a veritable goldmine. The surprise announcement comes just in time for this summer's 30th Anniversary celebrations of the artist's breakthrough album and film, Purple Rain, which were released in 1984. For the first time, Prince will be releasing a digitally re-mastered, deluxe version of this classic album. Other planned projects will follow.

Prince said, "A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship."

"Everyone at Warner Bros Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world's biggest stars and a truly unique talent," said WBR Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang. "We are also very excited about the release of new and re-mastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces."



Guns N' Roses Duff McKagan + Nirvana/foo Fighters Dave Grohl

Guns N' Roses founding bassist Duff McKagan will join the band for their headlining set at this year's Revolver Golden Gods Awards, taking place April 23 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The performance will be McKagan's first time sharing the stage with Guns N' Roses in the U.S. after joining the band for several South American dates throughout April. Also added to the lineup is a performance by Suicide Silence, marking the band's first U.S. appearance with their new vocalist, Hernan "Eddie" Hermida. As previously announced, GN'R frontman Axl Rose will take home this year's Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.
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While Dave Grohl has been busy getting inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Nirvana, he has also been busy recording a new Foo Fighters album. Producer Butch Vig told the U.K.'s Kerrang magazine that the record is almost halfway finished. "We've been recording at some different locations, but we're almost halfway done with the recording and it's going well," said Vig. "It sounds different — we've thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel. It's been a challenge, but it's also been exciting."



More Surprises at Coachella!

For the second weekend in a row, the Coachella Arts & Music Festival took over Indio, CA. While the lineup was essentially the same as it had been the week before, there were a number of unique surprises and changes to the event. Last weekend's edition included the first reunion performance from Outkast, which had received some criticisms for its pacing and setlist. Their second Coachella performance was much better received, with reports saying the Hip-Hop duo had worked out the kinks for a more crowd-pleasing show.

One of the most notable sets of the weekend came from the reunited version of The Replacements. Frontman Paul Westerberg essentially bowed out of the performance, citing a back problem, and played guitar while laid out on a couch onstage. Meanwhile, a bearded Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day took the spotlight, singing and playing guitar for almost the entirety of the 'Mats' set, with Westerberg only getting up and performing standing up at the end of the set#

Arcade Fire closed out Sunday night by pranking the audience, bringing a faux Daft Punk onstage to pretend to play "Get Lucky." The band also brought Beck out during their encore for a cover of "Controversy" by Prince (Beck had actually covered an Arcade Fire song earlier that day).

Pharrell brought out a different set of surprise guests for his second Coachella set, with T.I., Usher and Jay Z making cameos during the hitmaker's performance.



RHCP's Flea + Coachella + Guns-n-Roses + Hole + The Cure

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has struck a deal with Grand Central Publishing to publish his memoir. A release date has not yet been set for the as-yet-untitled memoir. In his self-written book, Flea will share stories from his young, rebellious life on the streets of L.A. where he befriends Anthony Kiedis to details about their sometimes complex friendship and collaboration; his myriad experiences with hard drugs; and the tumultuous creative journey of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "I love literature deeply," says Flea in a press release. "I view books as sacred things, and in writing my story, I'm going to do my best o honor the form that has played such a huge part in shaping who I am."

The first weekend of this year's Coachella festival (April 11-13) will again be streamed live by T-Mobile on YouTube. Programming will include live webcasts of select performances, artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other highlights. As for weekend two (April 18-20), AXS TV will broadcast 20 hours of live coverage including select performance footage and artist interviews. The artist lineup for the broadcasts will be announced shortly.

Original Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan will reunite with the band for a run of South American shows this month while current bassist Tommy Stinson plays his own reunion concerts with The Replacements. McKagan will be playing shows in Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil. Stinson is due back in the GN'R lineup for their May 13 gig in Bethlehem, PA.

Courtney Love is apparently reuniting the Celebrity Skin lineup of Hole. In an interview with U.K. publication The Quietus, Love said that she, Melissa Auf der Maur, Eric Erlandson and Patty Schemel have put aside their differences and are currently working on new material. "I started playing with Patty and Melissa and Eric, just to see how that was," Love told The Quietus. "We already played like three or four times in the last week." Meanwhile, she is planning to release a new single called "Wedding Day" in support of her May tour of the U.K.

It looks like The Cure album 4:14 Scream, which was recorded at the same time as 2008's 4:13 Dream, will see the light of day after all. Frontman Robert Smith had expressed reservations about releasing the old material, but now it seems he has had a change of heart. In a blog post on The Cure's official site, Smith wrote that the album will be released as a single CD of 14 previously unreleased songs, as well as a deluxe edition called 4:26 Dream, which will be a double album of 26 songs.



Mayhem Festival Line Up Rocks!

This year's seventh annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will be headlined by Avenged Sevenfold and Korn, with Asking Alexandria and Trivium joining them on the main stage. The trek, which will run from July 5 in San Bernadino, CA until August 10 in Woodlands, TX, also will feature Cannibal Corpse, Miss May I, Body Count, Suicide Silence, Mushroomhead, Emmure and others playing on four stages.



GWAR Tragedy and Three Days Grace Clothing...

Gwar's annual one-day GWAR-B-Q festival, scheduled for August 16 at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, VA, will go on as planned despite the passing of frontman Dave Brockie. The band also has scheduled a public memorial for Brockie the day prior to the GWAR-B-Q, August 15, also at Hadad's Lake. Brockie was found dead in his home on Sunday at the age of 50.

Band manager Jack Flanagan issued an update to fans which reads: "On behalf of Dave Brockie's family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past few days. Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends and fans is truly helping us all get through this tough time. We are awaiting a toxicology report from the medical examiners office to confirm the cause of death. The medical examiners office has informed us that the results can take one to three months to be processed... We have made funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for close friends and family."

Three Days Grace guitarist Barry Stock has launched MEAN Clothing Company. Stock's company offers a line of "Rock Music/Military Inspired" clothing, jewelry and a wide range of accessories. "MEAN is about being aggressive, in a positive way. It is strength and confidence. To stand with purpose," says Stock of his brand. "It is a take charge mentality to go out there and give it your all. MEAN is fired by passion and the drive to succeed, to accomplish whatever it is you set out to achieve."



2 New Releases From Smashing Pumpkins!

Smashing Pumpkins will release two new albums in 2015. Billy Corgan wrote on the band's website: "Pleased to announce that I've just inked a new record deal with BMG that will see the release of two Smashing Pumpkins albums in 2015; titled successively: Monuments To An Elegy and Day For Night. For those interested in sound, think "guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars;" but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic. Recording sessions begin today, as plenty of songs have been written and ready to go." Corgan added that he expects to have a single out by the end of the year.



Ozzy To Be Honored, Metallica Will Play!

Metallica and Keb' Mo' have been added as performers for the 10th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert, which will honor Ozzy Osbourne and Village Studios owner/CEO Jeff Greenberg.

The event will be held in Los Angeles on May 12, where Osbourne will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. Osbourne also will perform with his touring band and special guest Slash on guitar. Additional performers will be announced shortly.



SOUNDGARDEN / NINE INCH NAILS On Tour Together!!!

Rumors began circulating a week ago that Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden would be embarking on a summer tour together, after a handful of dates leaked out online. Now the two veteran Rock acts have confirmed they will co-headline five weeks' of arena dates, kicking off in Las Vegas on July 19. Death Grips will open all dates, except 7/24 and 7/27. Tickets for all dates go on sale to the public this Friday, March 21.

Last Saturday (3/8) was the 20th anniversary of both bands' most popular albums, as both The Downward Spiral and Superunknown were released on March 8, 1994. Soundgarden performed all of Superunknown last week as part of an iTunes-sponsored concert at SXSW.



Metallica Debuts New Song in Columbia!

Metallica debuted an epic new song called "The Lords of Summer" at their concert in Bogotá, Colombia Sunday night. Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that the song "is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now."

However, he also acknowledged that things may change by the time Metallica's next album comes out. "We did the same thing when we went out and played a bunch of dates in 2006," he explained. "We were writing and played two different new songs over the course of that summer, and none of them made the record [Death Magnetic]. One was called 'New Song 1' – going out on a creative limb, here – and the other was called 'New Song 2.' There was a couple of pieces in 'New Song 1,' some of the middle bit ended up in 'All Nightmare Long,' and the intro bit ended up in 'The End of the Line.' That's how we work; stuff just gets changed around, moved over and this goes over there and the rest of that gets sacked and that ends up in the intro in song five... So who knows what's going to happen with this stuff? But we are off and running and have been creating away in the studio and now we're going to go out and play and sweat and share. We've got some new music that we want to throw everybody's way."



Linkin Park & 30STM + Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins + Deftones

Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds To Mars announced that they will join forces this summer for The Carnivores Tour, with special guest AFI. The trek will kick off on August 8 in West Palm Beach, FL and will hit 25 cities before wrapping on September 19 in Concord, CA.

In explaining the name of the tour, co-lead singer of Linkin Park Mike Shinoda said, "Carnivores is a metaphor that is meant to convey an appetite for something visceral and substantive, and I feel that's exactly the hunger this tour will feed."

Jared Leto of 30STM added, ‎"We are so excited to join our friends on this epic journey. It's going to be the adventure of a lifetime."

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has started a new side project called The Birds of Satan. The group will release an eponymous, seven-song album on April 15, which is already up for pre-order on iTunes.

Fellow Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Pat Smear will both make guest appearances on the album.

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The Deftones have started work on their eighth album. Speaking at Melbourne's Soundwave Festival, frontman Chino Moreno told Rolling Stone that while he hasn't begun work on the album personally, "the other guys started last week – I'm excited to hear what they've done so far."

As for the group's songwriting process, he explained: "We don't plan on what kind of record we're going to make. We react to each other – one guy starts playing something then the other guy reacts to it, and the other guys react to that. Next thing we know, we have a song. I think that's the best, organic way to write music. It's worked for us over the years."



Oasis Turns 20! + Guns N' Roses + Beale Street Music Festival

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of their debut album, Oasis will reissue their first three studio albums: 1994's Definitely Maybe, 1995's (What's The Story?) Morning Glory?, and 1997's Be Here Now.

The first of the reissues, Definitely Maybe, comes out on May 20 as a three-disc set that will include rare and unseen footage and previously unheard tracks.

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Guns N' Roses will headline this year's Golden Gods Awards, which are put on by Revolver magazine. The Hard Rock & Metal ceremony will be held at Los Angeles' Club Nokia on April 23 and will also feature performances by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Korn, A Day to Remember, Zakk Wylde and more.

In addition to performing, GN'R frontman Axl Rose also will receive the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.

Avenged Sevenfold leads the pack with seven nominations this year, while Five Finger Death Punch has six nods, and Black Sabbath has five.

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Memphis, TN's Beale Street Music Festival has revealed its very eclectic lineup for 2014, including Foster the People, Motörhead, Alabama Shakes, Pretty Lights, Avenged Sevenfold, Kid Rock, Grouplove, Dropkick Murphys, Third Eye Blind, Bootsy Collins, Patti Labelle, Dandy Warhols, Seether, Blues Traveler, Fitz and the Tantrums and many others. The three-day fest will take at Tom Lee Park from May 2–4.



SOUNDGARDEN + HANG OUT FEST + GREEN DAY + SUB POP

As part of the iTunes Festival during SXSW, Soundgarden will play Superunknown in its entirety for the first time ever! The SXSW event will be streamed live via the iTunes store, available on all personal computers and mobile devices. The show will take place at Austin's ACL Live at the Moody Theater on March 13.

The band already announced plans to reissue a 20th anniversary edition of Superunknown on June 3 that will include demos, rehearsals, b-sides and other rarities. In addition, the Superunknown singles and associated b-sides with newly interpreted artwork sleeves will be reissued for Record Store Day, on April 19, as a set of five limited edition vinyl records.

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The Hangout Music Fest announced new additions to its 2014 lineup including Gary Clark Jr., Matt and Kim, Dawes, Ozomatli, Tommy Trash, The Tontons, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Caked Up, Empires, Black Cadillacs, and The Electric Sons.

The festival will take place May 16-18 on the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. Artists previously announced to perform include The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Amos Lee, and many others.

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Green Day will honor this year's Record Store Day on April 19 with a special release. The band announced on Facebook: "We are releasing 18 demos, including an unreleased track, from the Uno, Dos and Tres sessions, exclusively for record store day." The trio added that it will be available on colored vinyl, CD and even cassette.

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Noted indie label Sub Pop Records will open a retail store in Seattle's Sea-Tac International Airport in April. The store builds on an already musical presence in the airport, where Seattle bands play live at baggage claim and in other areas of the facility 10 times a week.
The performance schedule is likely to increase in 2014, says the Hollywood Reporter.

Visitors also see music videos and hear recordings by Pacific Northwest artists, such as Nirvana, Eddie Vedder, Heart, and Allen Stone. The airport even shows overhead greetings by Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Ben Gibbard, Quincy Jones, and Jerry Cantrell.

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Soundgarden celebrates 20 years of SUPERUNKNOWN!

Soundgarden is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Superunknown with a special reissue in two deluxe versions that will come out on June 3. The first Deluxe Edition is a two-CD package featuring the remastered album along with demos, rehearsals, B-sides and more. The Super Deluxe Edition is a five-CD package featuring the remastered album, additional demos, rehearsals and B-sides and a fifth disc of the album mixed in Blu-ray Surround Sound. The Super Deluxe Edition will come packaged in a hardbound book with a lenticular cover, liner notes by David Fricke and newly reimagined album artwork designed by Josh Graham. In addition, the Superunknown singles and associated b-sides with newly interpreted artwork sleeves will be reissued for Record Store Day, on April 19, as a set of five limited edition vinyl records.



KISS Will Not Reunite For Hall Of Fame Induction

KISS announced that the band won't be performing at their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April due to disputes between old and new band members.

Former drummer Peter Criss wrote on his website: "It's disappointing to have to say to you, the fans, that Ace [Frehley] and I have been denied a performance with Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] for our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction... This is disgraceful and I feel bad for the fans who were looking forward to the four of us being inducted together."

However, Simmons and Stanley tell a different story in a statement on the KISS website, which reads: "Our intention was to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members including long time present members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, and additionally Bruce Kulick and Eric Carr all who have made this band what it is... Although KISS has moved forward far longer without them, Ace and Peter are at the very foundation of what we have built and this would all be impossible had they not been a part of it in the beginning. Contrary to claims made through the media we have never refused to play with Ace and Peter. This is understandably an emotional situation where there is no way to please everyone. To bring this to a quick end, we have decided not to play in any lineup and we will focus our attention on celebrating our induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame."



40 gigs to celebrate 40 years?!?!?! AC/DC ROCKS!

Legendary Australian hard rockers AC/DC will enter a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in May, presumably to begin recording their first new material since 2008's "Black Ice" album. In addition, the band will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year by playing 40 shows around the world.

The news of AC/DC's recording and touring plans was revealed earlier today (Friday, February 14) by the band's lead singer, Brian Johnson, "Well, you'll be the first one to know, really, because we've been denying anything, 'cause we weren't sure. One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn't like to say anything, and we're very private about things like this, so we didn't wanna say anything. And he's a very proud man. But I think we'll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready.

"It's been 40 years of the band's existence, so I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we'll have to go out, even though we're getting a bit long in the tooth. [laughs]"



QOTSA + ROCKLAHOMA + SWEETLIFE + KISS

Queens of the Stone Age have unveiled a handful of new spring tour dates in April and May. After finishing off their current string of U.S. dates this week, and then playing some Australian shows in March, the band will return to the U.S. for a number of shows starting with the first weekend of the Coachella festival, held April 11-13. QOTSA will then play seven headlining shows in various cities through May 14 in Tulsa, followed by the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama from May 16-18 and the Sasquatch! Festival in George, WA from May 23-25. QOTSA will then head to Europe for an extensive festival run.

The Rocklahoma festival returns to Pryor, OK again this year with a lineup featuring Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Seether, Motörhead, Jackyl, Filter, Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Killswitch Engage, Skid Row, All That Remains, Hellyeah, Down, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Trivium, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Pretty Reckless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Redlight King, Skindred, and dozens more. The event takes place over Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. General Admission and VIP packages for Rocklahoma go on sale Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. CST at www.rocklahoma.com.

The lineup for sweetlife 2014: a music + food festival has been announced, and it boasts Foster The People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz, Fitz and The Tantrums, Capital Cities, Chromeo, St. Lucia, Bastille, and more. The fifth annual event will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, on Saturday, May 10. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. EST.

AMC has ordered 10 episodes of an unscripted reality series chronicling the first season of the arena football team the Los Angeles Kiss, which is owned by the band KISS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to the players, the show will feature KISS manager Doc McGhee, as well as Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. An AMC exec said the as-yet-untitled, one-hour series will capture the "trials and tribulations" of establishing a sports franchise, and it will premiere this summer.



The Doors Robby Krieger Memorializes Ray Manzarek

The Doors' Robby Krieger is organizing a memorial concert for late keyboard player Ray Manzarek, who died last year. Krieger told The Hollywood Reporter that Manzarek's family and brothers will be present, along with The Doors' John Densmore.

"We want to bring together those who Ray either idolized or guys who idolized Ray, maybe at the Greek or The Hollywood Bowl for a big concert this summer," he told THR. "We've teamed up with Live Nation and they are helping us get it all together. We just want it to be the best it can be."

In other news, Krieger said he has been in the studio with Johnny Depp working on Alice Cooper's album of cover songs.

"I've recently played guitar on the forthcoming Alice Cooper-Johnny Depp recording project, which is a tribute to their 'dead friends'," he added.



SEETHER | BLACK STONE CHERRY | SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Seether will be kicking off a month-long headlining tour on April 18 in Huntington, NY with openers Black Stone Cherry and Skindred. The tour will include stops at major rock festivals including Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, and Rock on the Range. The dates also include the second annual Rise Above Fest on May 10 in Bangor, ME with Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah and Motorhead that will raise money for SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). Tickets for Seether's spring tour go on sale Friday, February 7. The band is in the process of working on a new album for release later this year.

Black Stone Cherry will return with a new album, Magic Mountain, on May 6. Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden), Magic Mountain will be heralded by the first single, "Me and Mary Jane," set to impact rock radio in mid-February. The band says of their new effort: "Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album. After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship."

This year's Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, WA will expand to a two-weekend format, taking place over Memorial Day weekend (May 23 – 25) and Fourth of July weekend (July 4 – 6). Each holiday event will feature an entirely different lineup, starting with OutKast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, HAIM, Neko Case, Tyler the Creator, Cage the Elephant, The Naked and Famous, The Dodos, Cold War Kids, Violent Femmes, and many more on Memorial Day Weekend. The Fourth of July weekend lineup features Kraftwerk, Frank Ocean, Neutral Milk Hotel, Soundgarden, New Order, Spoon, Local Natives, Broken Bells, Tegan and Sara, Kurt Vile, Dr. Dog, Action Bronson, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen and dozens more. Festival passes go on sale this Saturday, February 8.



Is Queen Set For A Return To Touring?

In an interview with BBC Radio 2, Brian May suggested he would like to reunite with Adam Lambert, who has performed vocals for Queen in the past. Earlier this year, he teased fans with a new song featuring the vocals of Freddie Mercury.

"We are ongoing, we can't help it," stated May on NME. "I think we all protested too much in the sense when Freddie went and we didn't want to talk about it and didn't want to be Queen for a while. But after a while you realize that people wanna hear the songs and see us do things. So, no matter what you call it, Roger and I do do stuff, and I think we'll be doing some more stuff this summer in fact, probably in the States."



The Music Of DIO RETURNS!

A Ronnie James Dio tribute album is in the works, titled This Is Your Life.

The set will feature Dio covers by the likes of Metallica, Anthrax, Corey Taylor, Halestorm, Motörhead and more.

All proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

It's set for release on April 1 via Rhino Records.



Jane's Addiction Does NOTHING'S SHOCKING Vegas Style!

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of Jane's Addiction's landmark album, Nothing's Shocking. Now, the band will play the album in its entirety at the opening of the new Brooklyn Bowl venue in Las Vegas from May 8-10. The idea for the gigs, says leader Perry Farrell, came from a private-party show the band played as part of the recent CES show in Vegas. "We had a blast performing at our event during the CES show this month," Farrell told Rolling Stone, "so we decided that Vegas would be a great spot for a final celebration of our 25th anniversary." Jane's Addiction also is in the process of planning other live shows this year, but the Vegas gigs will be the only ones in which they'll play Nothing's Shocking in its entirety.



New Album Coming From Black Stone Cherry (FINALLY!)

Black Stone Cherry will return with a new album, Magic Mountain, on May 6. Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden), Magic Mountain will be heralded by the first single, "Me and Mary Jane," set to impact rock radio in mid-February. The band says of their new effort: "Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album. After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship."



SEETHER TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 7TH

Seether will be kicking off a month-long headlining tour on April 18 in Huntington, NY with openers Black Stone Cherry and Skindred. The tour will include stops at major rock festivals including Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, and Rock on the Range. The dates also include the second annual Rise Above Fest on May 10 in Bangor, ME with Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah and Motorhead that will raise money for SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). Tickets for Seether's spring tour go on sale Friday, February 7. The band is in the process of working on a new album for release later this year.



CLOSURES DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER!

PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED BY PARISH: -Lafayette Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -St. Martin Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014); All Tuesday extracurricular activities are also canceled. -Acadia Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Cameron Parish (Tuesday and Wedesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Calcasieu Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Evangeline Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) All extracurricular activities on those days are canceled. -Vermilion Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -St. Mary Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Iberia Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Jeff Davis Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -St. Landry Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014); All Tuesday extracurricular activities are also canceled. The Parish Science Fair will now take place Thursday at the School Board Resource Center. -Allen Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Vernon Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Beauregard Parish (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -UL (Tuesday, 1/28/2014) -South Louisiana Community College, all campuses (Tuesday 1/28/2014) -South Central Louisiana Technical College, all campuses (Tuesday and Wednesday) -McNeese State University, Lake Charles (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -SOWELA Jennings and Lake Charles campuses (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) - LSU Eunice (Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014) PRIVATE SCHOOLS CLOSED -All Diocese of Lafayette Schools (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -V.B. Glencoe Charter School (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Chitimacha Tribal School (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School, Jennings (Tuesday and Wednesday) -John Paul the Great Academy, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Ascension Episcopal School (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Episcopal School of Acadiana, both campuses (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Westminster Christian Academy (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Northside Christian School and Touch of Love Daycare, Crowley (Tuesday and Wednesday) -First Baptist Christian School, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Highland Baptist School, New Iberia (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Epiphany Day School, New Iberia (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Bethel Christian School, Jennings (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Unity Christian Academy, Scott (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) -Breaux Bridge Christian Academy (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Unitech Training Academy, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Iberia Cosmetology Institute (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Family Worship Christian Academy, Opelousas (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Amana Christian School and Mother's Day Out, Maurice (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Good Shepherd Montessori School, Port Barre (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Southside Learning Academy, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Arete Academy School, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -New Beginnings Christian Academy, Breaux Bridge (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Elite Academy of Dance, Opelousas (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Family Life Christian Academy, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS, AND HEAD STARTS CLOSED -Assembly Christian Preschool and Day Care, New Iberia (Tuesday and Wednesday) -First Lutheran Parents' Day Out, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Kinder Kollege Learning Center, Breaux Bridge (Tuesday and Wednesday) -SMILE Head Start in St. Martin, Iberia, and Lafayette Parishes (Tuesday and Wednesday) -St. Mary and Vermilion Parish Head Start Centers (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Mini Me Learning Center, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Holly Hobby Daycare, Carencro (Tuesday) -Sugar n' Spice Daycare, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Creative Learning Center, New Iberia (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Lynn's Early Educational Center, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Cribs to Crayons Daycare, Carencro (Tuesday and Wednesday) -A Child's Place Daycare and Learning Center, Franklin (Tuesday and Wednesday) -ABC Daycare and Learning Center, Lafayette (Tuesday) -Principal's List Preschool, Maurice (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Sam's Kids Safari Early Learning Center in Abbeville closed Tuesday and Wednesday -Future's Unlimited, Opelousas (Tuesday and Wednesday)-PediaKare de Louisiana, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday)-Learning Express Daycare, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday)-Guchereau Early Childhood Daycare, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Grace Mother's Day Out Preschool, Lafayette (Tuesday and Wednesday) OTHER CLOSURES BY PARISH: Lafayette Parish: -Lafayette Consolidated Government closed Tuesday (1/28/2014) -Lafayette Parish Courthouse closed Tuesday and Wednesday (1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Lafayette City Court closed Tuesday. All court sessions for Tuesday and Wednesday are canceled. -Lafayette Transit Bus Service is canceled for Tuesday. -Lafayette VA Clinic is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -Homeless Connect Resource Fair has been postponed until the spring. A new date will be announced later. -St. Edmond Catholic Church in Lafayette has canceled all religion classes for this week. -Mothers Against Drunk Driving impact panel scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. -Joint meeting of the Lafayette Parish School Board Employee Insurance Advisory Committee scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for January 30. -Stafford Health Care Clinics will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday -Girl Scout recruitment meeting at St. Cecilia School in Broussard has been postponed until a later date. -Lafayette City-Parish Council meeting set for Tuesday night has been postponed until February 4. -Broussard City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed until February 11. -Community Health Care Clinic in Lafayette will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office administrative offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -All SMILE Offices, including Head Start/Early Head Start, will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday -LARC's Acadian Village, including the Vocational Day Program, will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. -LANtec of Louisiana has cancelled classes in both Baton Rouge and Lafayette locations. (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Therapy Center of Acadiana, Scott (Tuesday and Wednesday) -Blue Cliff College (Tuesday) - All Lafayette Public Library System branches and offices (Tuesday) -ABL Bingo Ranch in Judice will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -UHC Cinics are closed Tuesday and Wednesday -Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) announces the following closures for Tuesday: Cancer Center of Acadiana, Wellness at the Townhouse, LGMD physician offices. -Broussard City Hall Closed Tuesday and Wednesday - Due to winter weather conditions, Waste Management will suspend all residential and commercial garbage collection services in the cities of Broussard, Duson and Youngsville on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and Wednesday, Jan. 29. - City of Broussard Waste Management residential recycling customers that normally receive service Wednesday will be serviced on Friday, Jan. 31. Commercial customers that normally receive service Tuesday will be serviced on Thursday, Jan. 30. - City of Duson Waste Management customers that normally receive service Tuesday will be serviced on Thursday, Jan. 30. - City of Youngsville Waste Management customers that normally receive service Thursday will be serviced on Friday, Jan. 31. Acadia Parish: -Acadia Parish Courthouse closed Tuesday and Wednesday, (1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Crowley City Court will be closed Tuesday, and juvenile court has been canceled. -Church Point City Hall will be closed Tuesday. -Rayne City Hall will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -State Rice Meeting scheduled for Jan. 28, 2014 in Crowley has been cancelled. -Progressive Waste Solutions will not run Tuesday. Residents in Acadia, Iberia, and St. Landry Parishes can expect pickup one day later than normal. Cameron Parish: -All Cameron Parish government offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Calcasieu Parish: -The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -The Lake Charles VA clinic will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Evangeline Parish: -Evangeline Parish Court Division B will be closed both Tuesday the 28th and Wednesday the 29th. ALL court currently scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, as well as Thursday, the 30th has been cancelled. We will reevaluate the weather conditions on Wednesday afternoon to determine if our office will reopen on Thursday. However, all court scheduled for Thursday, the 30th. -Pine Prairie Town Hall will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Iberia Parish: -Iberia Parish Council on Aging will be closed Tuesday. All services for Tuesday are canceled. -All New Iberia city offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday (1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -The Iberia Parish Clerk of Court will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. This includes the assessor's office and office of the registrar of voters. Raymond F. Schneider Memorial Clinic in Loreauville will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -The 2014 Iberia/St. Mary/Vermilion Sugarcane Production Academy and the Sugarcane Advisory Meeting have been postponed. The tentative make-up date is February 11. -Progressive Waste Solutions will not run Tuesday. Residents in Acadia, Iberia, and St. Landry Parishes can expect pickup one day later than normal. Jeff Davis Parish: -The Jennings VA Clinic will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. St. Martin: -Food for Seniors, Breaux Bridge. Wednesday distribution canceled. Will be rescheduled for Thursday. -St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. This includes the assessor's office and office of the registrar of voters. (1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -St Martin Disrict Attorney's Office will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. All persons scheduled for pretrial conferences on Tuesday, Jan 28 must instead report Friday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. All persons scheduled for misdemeanor trial on Wed, Jan. 29, 2014, must instead report on Friday, Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. - The City of St. Martinville will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday - St. Martin Parish Waste Management customers that normally receive service Tuesday will be collected Thursday, Jan. 30; those that normally receive service Wednesday will be serviced on Friday, Jan. 31. - Waste Management Customers normally serviced on Thursday or Friday should place their carts out for collection on Friday, Jan. 31, in the evening for weekend collection. -All branches of the St. Martin Parish Public Library (Tuesday and Wednesday) St. Mary: -The St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. This includes the assessor's office and office of the registrar of voters. (1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -Franklin City Hall will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -City of Franklin Financial Fitness Seminar scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, March 5. -St. Mary Parish Library, all branches, closed Tuesday and Wednesday -Teche Action Clinics with the exception of the Franklin site will close on Tuesday and reopen on Thursday, January 30, 2014. -The City of Franklin garbage collection suspended until Thursday. -The 2014 Iberia/St. Mary/Vermilion Sugarcane Production Academy and the Sugarcane Advisory Meeting have been postponed. The tentative make-up date is February 11. All St. Mary Parish government offices will be closed tomorrow, including all municipalities. This also includes Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana offices. St. Landry: -St. Landry Parish Federal Credit Union will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -St. Landry Parish District 6 Public Works Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 has been postponed until February 4 at 6 p.m. -Opelousas City Court will be closed Tuesday. -Eunice City Hall will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -Palmetto Town Hall will be closed Tuesday. -Progressive Waste Solutions will not run Tuesday. Residents in Acadia, Iberia, and St. Landry Parishes can expect pickup one day later than normal. Vermilion: -Vermilion Parish Courthouse closed Tuesday and Wednesday. ()1/28/2014 - 1/29/2014) -The 2014 Iberia/St. Mary/Vermilion Sugarcane Production Academy and the Sugarcane Advisory Meeting have been postponed. The tentative make-up date is February 11. -Kaplan City Hall closed today. -Mass will not be celebrated today at Holy Rosary and Cabrini churches in Kaplan. Rapides Parish -Rapides Parish Courthouse and all offices (Tuesday and Wednesday) State and Federal Government Closures -State government offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 28, in the following parishes across Louisiana: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaFourche, LaSalle, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Sabine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Vermillion, Vernon, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana -Jennings, Lake Charles, and Lafayette VA Clinics will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. -The Social Security Offices Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge North, Bogalusa, DeRidder, Hammond, Houma, Kenner, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Leesville, Morgan City, Natchitoches, New Iberia, New Orleans, Opelousas, and St. Tammany will be closed Tuesday. BANK CLOSURES: -All branches of FM Bank, Capital One Bank will be closed Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Wednesday openings is to be announced.



Are YOU Ready For JAZZFEST?

The lineup for this year's 45th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been unveiled, with names such as Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Santana, Robin Thicke, Robert Plant, Foster the People, Public Enemy, and The Avett Brothers leading the list. Jazz Fest will take place at the Fair Grounds Race Course on the weekends of April 25-27 and May 1-4. Among the hundreds of Louisiana artists scheduled to appear include Trombone Shorty, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, and Better Than Ezra. All festival info is available at www.nojazzfest.com.



Festival's Reveal Headliners and Line ups!

The full lineup for the 4th annual Governors Ball Music Festival has been unveiled, with Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, and Phoenix leading the list. Held June 6–8 in New York's Randall's Island Park, the event also will feature Skrillex, Interpol, Foster the People, TV on the Radio, J. Cole, Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, Sleigh Bells, Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae, Fitz & the Tantrums and many others. Full lineup and ticket information is available at www.GovBall.com.

In other festival news, the lineup for this year's Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL also has been revealed. The event, held from May 16–18 on the beaches of Gulf Shores, will boast appearances by The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Tegan and Sara, Pretty Lights, the Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, STS9, Wiz Khalifa, Zedd, Childish Gambino, Fitz and the Tantrums, Capital Cities and more still to be announced. Weekend tickets go onsale on Thursday (1/16) at 10 a.m. EST at www.hangoutmusicfest.com.

In even more festival news, the Shaky Knees Music Festival will hit Atlanta from May 9–11. The lineup is led by The National, Modest Mouse, and a third headliner still to be announced. Also playing are Spoon, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage the Elephant, Portugal. the Man, Cold War Kids, Jenny Lewis, Dropkick Murphys, Dawes, The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club and Violent Femmes. All info can be found at www.shakykneesfestival.com.



Delux ReIssues of... LED ZEPPELIN?!?!?!

Jimmy Page announced via his personal website that the deluxe reissues of Led Zeppelin's catalog should start rolling out this year. Page said the Rockers' first three records should be remastered and re-released some time in 2014. Consequence Of Sound reports that artist Shepard Fairly is expected to contribute re-designed artwork for the deluxe albums.



QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE.... Looking Ahead Already?

Queens of the Stone Age is still touring and riding high on the success of ...Like Clockwork, but frontman Josh Homme says they are already thinking about their next effort. When asked by Rolling Stone if the band is ready to make another album soon, Homme replied: "Absolutely. We have more than enough songs. We're booked til September, but after that we plan to jump in the studio and get going." Meanwhile, the ...Like Clockwork tour resumes on January 30 in Raleigh, NC.



Slipknot Secure Say Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor says the future of Slipknot is secure despite the shock departure of Joey Jordison earlier this month. The band astonished their fans by announcing the drummer had bowed out for \"personal reasons\" – leaving percussionist Shawn \'Clown\' Crahan the only original member. Frontman Taylor later admitted that he wasn\'t able to discuss Jordison\'s departure, saying: \"We\'re trying to protect him, protect us. I can\'t say a lot about it.\" Now he\'s responded to ongoing speculation by tweeting: \"For those who think the Knot are falling apart, you are greatly and sadly mistaken. Bring on 2014. Great things are coming. Stay tuned."



SLASH has 16 NEW TRACKS!

Slash and his solo band, MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, are back in the studio to record the third album under the solo Slash banner. The legendary guitarist has offered some updates on Twitter as the band gets to work on the follow-up to 2012's "Apocalyptic Love", saying earlier today (Thursday, December 19), "16 tracks worked up and completed. plus an instrumental? Hard to decide what goes on the record, what will be bonus tracks. It's all cool." He previously stated about the upcoming CD: "Going to be a heavy record."

The former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER axeman began this chapter of his career back in 2010 with his self-titled solo debut.

That album was recorded with a number of guest musicians and vocalists, including ALTER BRIDGE's Myles Kennedy. The latter first joined Slash as his touring vocalist, then became the permanent singer starting with "Apocalyptic Love".

Slash told The Pulse Of Radio that the partnership with Kennedy seemed natural from the start. "We work really well together," he said. "I never really thought about how that's progressing. It's real natural. So it's like any kind of sort of close relationship, where I think we established it really, really early on and now we're just sort of doing our thing, you know. Yeah, I don't know what else to say — it's just a really cool kind of synergy that we've got." Kennedy and ALTER BRIDGE released their fourth album, "Fortress", earlier this fall and will hit the road in early 2014.

Slash also recently launched a second career as a movie producer, with his Slasher Films production company issuing its first release, called "Nothing Left To Fear", in October.




So what does KISS Guitarist Ace Frehley Say about KISS being inducted in the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame?

"It's such an honor," he said. "I'm so excited. I learned about it last night when my assistant called me. I didn't sleep very well afterwards.'

When asked about Gene Simmons' comment that he is willing to play with Ace and original KISS drummer Peter Criss at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, Frehley said: "That sounds like a great idea… I think it will be great. I think it will be great for the fans to witness and a lot of fun.

"I recently performed with Peter at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York for Eddie Trunk's 30 years in broadcasting celebreation. That was a lot of fun. I hadn't performed with Peter in 12 years. We all still have it."

He added later in the interview: "It's going to be intense, but it's going to be great.

"I don't foresee any negative vibes. I don't foresee any bad blood.

"I think that myself, Peter, Paul and Gene, we're the four guys that started the group and brought it into international success. I think that sometime in the late 1970s we were listed as the number one group in the world by some polls. We achieved what most people only dream about. I'll never forget it. And that's something nobody can take away from me."

Regarding whether he would be open to the idea of reuniting with KISS for a 40th-anniversary tour next year, Ace said: "It's something I haven't even entertained or even thought about. I hadn't even realized that next year is the 40-year anniversary. Right now, I'm focusing on my solo career. I recently signed a two-album deal. I've been in the music for the past three months."

He added: "[The reunion tour is] something I would consider if it was presented in the proper way."

Frehley was also asked about being called a "cancer" by Simmons in previous interviews. "I've always had a pretty good relationship with Paul [Stanley] and Gene," he said. "We parted company on more than one occasion, but there's always been mutual respect and admiration. I think somehow the press plays it up that there's a lot of hate between the members. It's really completely blown out of proportion."

He continued: "I think [Gene] gets frustrated that even though they have a replacement for me in the band, fans are continually bombarding him and saying, 'Hey, you should get the original guitar player back. Ace is still number one.' He gets that constantly. It has to be frustrating to him and Paul."



Linkin Park & Offspring to play Benefit Show!

Linkin Park and the Offspring will play a fundraiser in Los Angeles on January 11 to benefit victims of the Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan. The rockers will put on the Concert for the Philippines at Club Nokia, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. The benefit will raise money for Music For Relief, a disaster aid charity founded by members of Linkin Park.



Halestorm bringing Infuences to New Album!

Halestorm are gearing up to start writing what will be their third studio album and drummer Arejay Hale says it\'s going to be influenced by the material on their recent covers EP. They laid down their own versions of Judas Priest\'s Dissident Aggressor, AC/DC\'s Shoot To Thrill, Fleetwood Mac\'s Gold Dust Woman and Marilyn Manson\'s 1996 for the six-track ReAnimate 2.0. \"It\'s really a challenge: we have to take these songs and turn them into Halestorm songs – which is almost like training for us,\" Hale tells Billboard. \"On the first covers EP we did Slave to the Grind by Skid Row, and that inspired us to write Love Bites: \'Let\'s write our own song with this kind of energy.\' \"So it\'s inspiring for us to learn other people\'s songs. It\'s great training for any band – it starts the creative juices for your own stuff.\"



KISS & NIRVANA headed to Rock-n-Roll Hall Of Fame!

KISS and NIRVANA were announced as two of next year's inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Joining them in the 2014 class of inductees are Peter Gabriel, HALL & OATES, Linda Rondstadt and Cat Stevens, while the E STREET BAND (Bruce Springsteen's backing group) will be given the Award For Musical Excellence

Those artists will be inducted on April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets to the event will go on sale in January, and the ceremony will air on HBO in May. 2013 marked the second consecutive year where members of the public were invited to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders that make up the Hall Of Fame's voting body.

Voting ended on December 10 on RollingStone.com, with the Top Five acts compiled from those votes onto a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 600 total ballots turned in.

Gene Simmons has often been the first to credit KISS' legions of fans for their success and admits that the love and support the band has been given by their "Kiss Army" remains beyond their wildest imaginations. "KISS fans are beyond anything we ever dared hope for, in terms of fans," he said. "We were gonna be happy with just being able to sell a record and, and doing our music, but to get this kind of loyalty is beyond anything we ever expected." This year marked the first appearance of NIRVANA on the ballot. NIRVANA was the only act this year to land on the ballot in its first year of eligibility.

KISS was previously nominated in 2010, while DEEP PURPLE got their first chance last year. Both were seen as glaring hard rock omissions equal to that of RUSH, who were finally inducted with the class of 2013 after years of fan outcries.



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Slipknot parts ways with thier drummer... What's Next?

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has parted ways with the Rock band. A statement on the group's website reads, "We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot."



Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin & Rod Stewart...

The Foo Fighters will play their first full concerts in more than a year this week in Mexico, so the band decided to play a tiny warm-up show at Rock & Roll Pizza in Moorpark, CA earlier this week. The Foos offered a 23-song set at the pizza shop, including "Learn to Fly," "White Limo," and "Arlandria." The band will play shows tonight and Friday night at Foro Sol in Mexico City, and they will begin recording a new album next year.

Spotify has struck a deal for the Led Zeppelin catalog, meaning that the band's full catalog of music will be available to stream online for the first time, exclusively on Spotify. Led Zeppelin's first two albums will be available there starting today (12/11), with the rest rolling out by a few albums per day for the remainder of the week. The whole catalog will be online by December 15.

Rod Stewart confirmed in an interview with WZLX/Boston that The Faces will reunite as a live band after Ron Wood concludes his next tour with the Rolling Stones. "We're earmarking 2015," said Stewart, as the year marks the 40th anniversary of the band's breakup. Stewart last brought his fellow Faces onstage at a Wembley Stadium show in 1986, but missed the band's 2012 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame due to a bout with strep throat.



Nine Inch Nails DVD? & Stone Sour Tour Plans?

Nine Inch Nails have debuted a 90 minute HD concert film on VEVO from the band's Tension 2013 tour, filmed in Los Angeles last month. NIN also announced that a Blu-ray/DVD version of the live film will be out in the Spring of 2014, with additional content, 5.1 surround sound and more. Details will be announced soon.

Additionally, NIN has released a new, uncensored version of the video for the 2009 single "Survivalism."

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Stone Sour has announced a new North American tour for early 2014, kicking off in Orlando on January 14 and winding up in San Antonio on February 15.



Metallica Overseas, Maynard turns 50 & NIN tour plans...

Metallica has announced the dates for its 2014 European tour, where the rockers will allow fans to vote on the setlist. The first leg of the tour kicks off in Helsinki, Finland on May 28 and runs up to June 9 in Landgraaf, Netherlands. The second leg begins in Rome on July 1 and runs up to July 11 in Warsaw, Poland.

Maynard James Keenan will celebrate his 50th birthday next spring with two nights of music at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. While Tool is not on the bill, his bands A Perfect Circle and Puscifer will perform, along with reunited '90s alt-rockers Failure, on May 10-11.

Trent Reznor revealed there will be another Nine Inch Nails tour of North America in 2014. Differing from the expanded lineup NIN toured with this fall, Reznor said the band will consist of himself, Ilan Rubin, Alessandro Cortini and Robin Finck.



Rolling Stones... still Rolling... Down Under?

The Rolling Stones have announced a run of 2014 tour dates in Abu Dhabi, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The "14 On Fire" tour begins in Abu Dhabi on February 21, and the shows run up to April 5 in Auckland, NZ.



Incubus Frontman on tour with new project!

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd will go on the road with his side project, Sons of the Sea. Backed by a full band, Boyd will perform songs from Sons of the Sea's self-titled debut album. The confirmed dates so far run from January 27 in Washington, DC to February 15 in San Francisco.



Goldieblox vs Beastie Boys

The saga of the Beastie Boys and toymaker GoldieBlox continues, as the company's founders have written an open letter to the B-Boys' camp. In the letter, GoldieBlox says it was "completely unaware" that Adam "MCA" Yauch's will had prohibited their music to be used in commercials and "although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours." The song has been removed from their ad, and the company also said that "we are ready to stop the lawsuit as long as this means we will no longer be under threat from your legal team." The letter concludes, "We don’t want to spend our time fighting legal battles. We want to inspire the next generation. We want to be good role models. And we want to be your friends."

As previously reported, GoldieBlox created a take on the Beasties' song "Girls," flipping the song to encourage young girls to play with science and engineering toys instead of dolls, but released the ad featuring the tune without permission.




Metallica will play a handful in shows in Europe this summer where fans will get to vote on the set list.

As the band explains on their website, "As we embark on two short treks through Europe, we're going to give you, the ticket holders, the chance to vote on what songs you would like to hear at the show(s) that you attend... Pick up your ticket(s) online and you'll receive an e-mail shortly after with a code and a link to a site on which you may cast your ballot. We normally play around 18 songs a night, and since we didn't want to be left out of the fun, the band also gets to vote, and we vote for a NEW SONG! That leaves the other 17 slots for you to choose, so vote for all your favorites from the close to 140 songs we've recorded in our career and to make it more fun along the way, you'll be able to follow what you and your fellow fans are selecting by watching the site for continuous results."

So far, the band has announced only three June dates in Germany. Metallica currently is working on a new album, which presumably will feature the new song that they plan to play live.



ANTHRAX's Scott Ian to write a tell all Book!

Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, announced today that it has acquired world rights to publish a book by musician Scott Ian, co-founder of the iconic thrash metal band ANTHRAX, entitled "I'm The Man". Da Capo executive editor Ben Schafer made the deal with Jim Fitzgerald at the James Fitzgerald Agency.

"Why a book? Because I think my story can connect with anyone and, if I was able to make the life I wanted for myself happen, then anyone can," Ian says. “I'm really excited to be writing a book because the idea of getting forty-something years of stuff out of my brain and onto the page seems very therapeutic. Plus if I didn't do it now, I'd start forgetting and wouldn't be able to share all these killer stories with you, my friends!"

In this fast-paced, humorous, and revealing memoir from the leader of a band that proved to the masses that brutality and fun didn't have to be mutually exclusive, Ian will tell his life story, starting with his upbringing as a nerdy Jewish boy in Queens, New York, and evolving through his first musical epiphany when he saw THE WHO on television and decided he wanted to play guitar. Not long after, Ian saw KISS at Madison Square Garden and realized what he wanted to do with his life. The book will chronicle his adolescence in a dysfunctional home, his escapism through the turbulent world of heavy metal, and the complete history of ANTHRAX.



Springsteen + Tom Morello = New Album?

Bruce Springsteen will release his newest album High Hopes on January 14 via Columbia Records. High Hopes includes contributions from the members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave) and many additional players. The album was recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City and is the Boss' 18th studio album.

Morello joined Springsteen and the E Street Band on tour in Australia in March of 2013 (sitting in for Steven Van Zandt), and became, as Springsteen says, "my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level." Besides his guitar playing on the album, Morello also duets with Springsteen on "The Ghost of Tom Joad." Clarence Clemons, who passed away in 2011, and Danny Federici, who passed away in 2008, also appear on several songs of what Springsteen calls "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade." The record includes three cover songs, include the lead single and title track, originally by The Havalinas, which was released today.



New U2 on the way...

U2 has released a lyric video for their new song "Ordinary Love," which was written and recorded for the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. As previously reported, the song will be released on a limited edition 10" vinyl single on Black Friday. You can hear the full song via U2's Facebook page.

The Irish rockers are rumored to release a new studio album next April.




Hinder has parted ways with lead singer Austin Winkler, and the band will continue on with a new singer to be announced. Earlier this year, Winkler left Hinder's tour due to personal reasons, and the group continued to tour with guest vocalists helping out.

"I'm really proud of what we accomplished over the years," says drummer Cody Hanson. "We hold no animosity towards Austin, and wish him the best. Although it was a difficult decision, it was the best thing for everyone involved and time for us to move on. This summer/fall tour was a tough one. We want to thank the fans for all their overwhelming support. We couldn't have made it through everything without you. We are very excited about the future of Hinder and can't wait to share the next chapter with all of you!"



QOTSA still touring!

Queens of the Stone Age have announced a handful of new U.S. tour dates for early next year. The shows are scheduled from January 30 in Raleigh to February 9 in Houston. Meanwhile, the band also has unveiled a creepy new video for "The Vampyre of Time and Memory." An interactive version of the clip can be seen at www.VampyreofTimeandMemory.com.



THE BOSS has a new album on the horizon!

Bruce Springsteen announced on his website that he'll release a new single on November 25 called "High Hopes." The song is actually a cover of a track by short-lived Los Angeles band The Havalinas, and Springsteen included an earlier version in the 1996 documentary, Blood Brothers. Sources also told Billboard that a new Springsteen studio album could be out as early as January.



Bob Dylan has a New Video for a song 48 years old!

It took 48 YEARS, but BOB DYLAN has finally released a music video for "Like a Rolling Stone" . . . and it was well worth the wait.

Because . . . with all due respect to KANYE WEST and BEYONCÉ'S "Single Ladies" video . . . it's one of the best videos OF ALL TIME! And seriously, it is.

It's set up like a TV, which allows you to switch back and forth between 16 different channels . . . on which people are actually MOUTHING the words to the song.

In other words, there are basically 16 different videos for the song, and you can channel surf them at will.

Some of them have real celebrities in them, too. For instance, on the game show channel, you get "The Price Is Right", complete with DREW CAREY. Other channels include cast members from "Pawn Stars" and "Property Brothers".

There's also a music channel with a 1966 video of Dylan himself.



Beatles 50th Anniversary of Ed Sullivan Appearance...

PAUL MCCARTNEY and RINGO STARR will celebrate the 50th anniversary of THE BEATLES' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" with a CBS special on February 9th. There's a rumor that it'll also include performances of Beatles songs by Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Pink and Katy Perry.

Aside from Paul and Ringo, YOKO ONO and OLIVIA HARRISON, the widows of JOHN LENNON and GEORGE HARRISON, are also participating.

The two-hour special will tape on January 27th, the day after the Grammys.



Another Leg of the Black Sabbath Tour?

Black Sabbath has announced a new leg of North American tour dates for 2014. The trek begins in Brooklyn on March 31 and runs up to April 26 in Los Angeles, with the majority of the shows taking place across Canada. Sabbath has a month-long tour of Europe slated for November and December, and another round of dates in Russia and Europe set for June of 2014.



Roger Waters - a new album in the works?

Roger Waters says he is working on his first new Rock album in two decades, telling Rolling Stone he just finished a demo of the record. The 70 year-old Pink Floyd member says, "it's couched as a radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it's a quest. It's about an old man and a young child trying to figure out why they are killing the children." Waters just finished his massive, three-year tour of The Wall in September.



Springsteen 101?

New Jersey's Rutgers University will offer a course exploring the theological underpinnings of Bruce Springsteen's lyrics, and the songwriter's reinterpretation of biblical stories into the American landscape. In an interview on the Rutgers website with professor Azzan Yadin-Israel, the teacher explains that: "The seminar includes lyrics of songs from Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey, Springsteen's first album, all the way through Wrecking Ball. In some songs, Springsteen engages biblical motifs explicitly, as the titles indicate. For example, 'Adam Raised a Cain,' 'Jesus was an Only Son,' 'In the Belly of the Whale' (referring to Jonah). But concepts with biblical resonance appear throughout his works (the Promised Land, redemption, faith), and it's just a matter of taking the theological overtones seriously."



5 Random Stories to Ponder.

Foo Fighters will play their first-ever concert in Mexico on December 13, headlining the massive Foro Sol in Mexico City. The National will open up. It is the Foos' first show in over a year.

Two new U2 tracks will be released on 10" vinyl as part of Record Store Day on "Black Friday," November 29, according to the Record Store Day website. The songs, "Ordinary Love" and "Breath," were written for the upcoming film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The vinyl will only be pressed as a limited edition of 10,000 copies.

The Who plans to do one last big world tour in 2015, and while they will not retire from being a band, they will no longer trek around the globe. "That will be the last big tour," Roger Daltrey told Rolling Stone. "People have read that wrong though. We aren't finishing after that. We intend to go on doing music until we drop, but we have to be realistic about our age. The touring is incredibly grinding on the body and we have to draw a line in the sand somewhere. This will be the last old-fashioned, big tour." Daltrey added that they are "hoping to do an album" next year, but the tour won't feature the new stuff - they will play the hits. "People don't want new stuff," Daltrey added. "The fans might want that, but most people that want to come to a show want to hear what they grew up with. Let's not kid ourselves. We will always sell more tickets if we play the hits. That's a fact. The economics of the road, obviously, demand that you sell a lot of tickets."

Sting and Paul Simon are planning to link up for a North American tour, during which they will perform some of their best-known songs individually and as a duo, according to the New York Times. Eighteen dates are scheduled from February 8 through March 16, with additional dates to be announced. "Paul and I both share this abiding curiosity about music and where it's going," Sting told the Times. "We don't really know where this is going. We don't really have a clue how this is going to pan out."

Lou Reed's wife, artist/musician Laurie Anderson, has written an obituary for the late musician, who passed away over the weekend. Anderson's obituary was published in The East Hampton Star, a small newspaper in East Hampton, NY, where the couple often spent time. Anderson wrote, "Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air."



R.I.P. Lou Reed

The death of Lou Reed has spurred a surge in his music sales this week, as his catalog of albums sold 3,000 copies, which is up 607 percent from the previous week. Reed's former band, Velvet Underground, also saw its album sales rise by 236 percent. In terms of digital songs, Reed sold 17,000 downloads last week, which is up from 2,000 the week previous. The Velvet Underground's song sales grew to 5,000, up from 1,000 downloads the week previous. However, Billboard notes that Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week ended on October 27, less than one day after Reed's passing. Hence, the chart will likely reflect much larger sales increases for his music a week from now, once a full seven days have passed since his death.



New U2 on the way...

Two new U2 tracks will be released on 10" vinyl as part of Record Store Day on "Black Friday," November 29, according to the Record Store Day website. The songs, "Ordinary Love" and "Breath," were written for the upcoming film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The vinyl will only be pressed as a limited edition of 10,000 copies.



Metallica in Antarctica???

it was reported that Metallica would be playing a special concert in Antarctica later this year. Now the show has been confirmed, as fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico can enter a contest sending them on a 10-day cruise to Antarctica on December 3. The band will perform near the heliport of Carlini Argentine Base on December 8. Surprisingly, the show will only be heard by the audience through headphones, with no amps. The promotion is sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero and the concert will stream online as well.



He had two turntables and a microphone....

Beck has inked a deal with Capitol Records, and he will release a new album in February. The album, titled Morning Phase, is billed as a spiritual successor to 2002's Sea Change, even including many of the musicians who played on that album. Beck hasn't released a new full length studio effort since 2008's Modern Guilt.



A Legend Passes... R.I.P. Lou Reed

Rolling Stone is reporting that Lou Reed, Rock N Roll pioneer and influential frontman of The Velvet Underground, has died at the age of 71. His cause of death has yet to be revealed but Reed underwent a liver transplant earlier this year.

In the mid-'60s, Reed began working with musician John Cale, and formed a band called The Primatives, which morphed into The Warlocks, and with the addition of guitarist Sterling Morrison and drummer Maureen Tucker, evolved into the Velvet Underground. The band quickly became a part of Andy Warhol's New York City art scene in the late '60s, and released The Velvet Underground & Nico in 1967. While the record wasn't a commercial hit, Reed's depiction of the underbelly of life in the Big Apple was massively influential. The group released three more albums before Reed split to become a solo artist. The Velvets went on to influence countless bands, many of whom covered their songs, from U2 to R.E.M. and everyone in between.

His 1972 album Transformer (produced by David Bowie)featured his biggest mainstream hit, "Walk On The Wild Side," as well as another signature tune, "Satellite Of Love." Reed released a number of wildly diverse solo albums and projects throughout his lengthy career, from the infamous, all-guitar-noise experimental Metal Machine Music to 2011's Metallica collaboration Lulu. Reed also developed a reputation over the years as one of Rock's most notable cantankerous personalities, especially when it came to interviews.

In the '90s, Reed began a relationship with musician-artist Laurie Anderson, and the pair became a staple of the New York City art world. They married in 2008.




S.T.P. with Chester Bennington... What do they say?

While Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington just released their new EP, High Rise, both sides want to make it clear that Bennington's involvement with STP won't take away from his duties with Linkin Park. In fact, Linkin Park just started recording a new album. Luckily, Bennington says that both groups "have great relations. We all respect each other." He told Billboard in a recent interview, "We've treated this much like if you're doing business with somebody and want to go off and do business with somebody else."

The guys in STP get that, too. "His main concern is definitely Linkin Park," STP bassist Robert DeLeo added. "But when he's busy with them it offers Dean (DeLeo) and Eric (Kretz) and myself some time to really get new music together, and when he's available that's when we work, and we make the best of that time. The main thing Chester brought up is he wanted to be a part of this and really honor the (STP) past catalog and really move ahead and create some great new music. It shows you what kind of person he is."

STP has plenty of new music still in the can, as well. DeLeo said there's already room for another EP. "We've accomplished a lot in the past few months of being together -- more than we have in a long time. I definitely don't think we tried to rush something to come out," he told Billboard. "I wish we had time to make a whole LP, but we'll get around to making more music soon. You want to do the best thing you can produce, and we all really, really enjoyed making this."

DeLeo also confirmed that fans should not expect to see a joint tour between STP and Linkin Park. "I would not wish that upon anyone, man. I think what (Bennington) does in Linkin Park is demanding enough," he said. "He's got a full plate there."



PEARL JAM + FOX Sports = An Agreement!

Pearl Jam has entered in to a partnership with Fox Sports that will include extensive use of 48 Pearl Jam songs across the promotional and music beds for this month's World Series coverage, Billboard.com reports. The deal includes all 12 tracks from Pearl Jam's new album, Lightning Bolt, plus 36 songs from the band's back catalog. The songs will be featured in all types of music beds during the World Series, from opening teases and commercial bumpers to montages, as well as additional promotional spots across Fox prime-time and cable networks throughout the month of November.



SCOTT STAPP is Back! Are You Ready For Him?

Creed frontman Scott Stapp will release a new solo album, Proof Of Life, on November 5, and he plans to launch a full-scale world tour in mid-March. Stapp told Billboard.com that most of the album was inspired by the personal turmoil in his life over the past decade.

"I think it's about finding a purpose within the madness, finding a message within the mess," Stapp said. "I think encapsulating, reaching, balance, clarity, contentment, peace and love -- I think that kind of summarizes Proof of Life. I really feel like (the album) proves that the last 10 years mattered and that all of the struggle mattered and I didn't waste all that time. It's a story and a journey and an education and proof that there was life in that period and that is also going to effect he rest of my life in such a profound way as to never allow me to go back to that place in which these revelations were born. That's dynamic change and, for me, unprecedented growth."



New A Perfect Circle is Coming in November!!!!

A Perfect Circle will release the greatest hits set THREE SIXTY on November 19. The release also includes A Perfect Circle's first new, original, studio recording in a decade with the inclusion of "By And Down," a song written after the band returned from a hiatus for a series of live performances throughout 2010 and 2011. A Perfect Circle also recently announced the release of a limited edition box set titled A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone And Echo, due on November 26.



New RUSH!?!?!?!?! Awesome!

Rush will release a live CD and DVD titled Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour on November 19. The live show was was filmed and recorded last November at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas. The three-hour set pairs Rush classics with newly reworked arrangements specifically for the tour featuring the Clockwork Angels String Ensemble, as well as three separate drum solos by Neil Peart. The DVD version boasts a 25-minute tour documentary featuring interviews with all three band members; behind the scenes footage; a rare soundcheck performance of "Limelight" and more.



Germany's Metal Hammer Award Winners are...

METALLICA, late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman, NIGHTWISH, MOTÖRHEAD and AMORPHIS are among the artists that were honored at this year's installment of Germany's Metal Hammer Awards, which was held on Friday, September 13 at Kesselhaus in Berlin.

Metal Hammer Awards winners:
Legend: Doro Pesch
God Of Riffs: Jeff Hanneman (SLAYER)
Best Album: AMORPHIS - "Circle"
Best Debut: YEAR OF THE GOAT - "Angels' Necropolis"
Best German Band: AVANTASIA
Best International Band: NIGHTWISH
Best Live Band: METALLICA
Metal Anthem: CALLEJON - "Porn From Spain 2"
Up And Coming: ESKIMO CALLBOY
Maximum Metal: MOTÖRHEAD



Bon Jovi reschedules shows in South America...

Bon Jovi has been forced to reschedule a series of gigs in Mexico and South America, following drummer Tico Torres' emergency appendectomy. The shows will be made up later this month. Jon Bon Jovi posted a note on the band's Facebook page, saying that, "We'll remain here with Tico in Mexico City and will see him through his release. [Keyboardist] David [Bryan] and I spent the day with him at the hospital and Tico sends his thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. He wants everyone to know that it was his desire to perform. He even promised the doctors he would come back for the surgery right after the show but the doctors prevailed."



New EP From HALESTORM Coming in October!

Halestorm will release ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP on October 15. It follows 2011's ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP, and this time Halestorm puts its own stamp on tracks by Judas Priest, AC/DC, Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac, Marilyn Manson, and Daft Punk.

"Like our first ReAniMate EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves," said Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. "We decided to go more bare bones with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real. We hope all our fans have as much fun with ReAniMate: 2.0 as we did!"



Thumbs Up Or The Finger Presents Heaven's Basement




Catching up with SOUNDGARDEN

SOUNDGARDEN plans to take a break from touring after the band completes its current European trek, which began September 4 in Helsinki, Finland and ends on September 19 in London. But frontman Chris Cornell tells Gray Graff of GMI Rock that he's confident we haven't heard the last from SOUNDGARDEN.

SOUNDGARDEN has issued a new music video for "Halfway There", the third single and video released from the new album, The video was directed by FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl.

Cornell will launch a solo acoustic tour of North America on October 15 in San Diego, wrapping up six weeks later on November 30 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The shows will draw on material from all stages of Cornell's career — including the first-ever acoustic performances of tracks from "King Animal".

Meanwhile, SOUNDGARDEN drummer Matt Cameron, who also plays drums for PEARL JAM, will hit the road with the latter group beginning on October 11 in Pittsburgh. The new PEARL JAM album, "Lightning Bolt", arrives on October 15. Shepherd issued his debut solo album, "In Deep Owl", on August 27.

Guitarist Kim Thayil recently said he'll spend the band's downtime working on compiling the SOUNDGARDEN B-sides box set, which will collect songs from European and Australian singles, movie soundtracks and other sources.



New ROLING STONES DVD...

The Rolling Stones' Hyde Park concerts from earlier this summer will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 11. Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live features two hours of music from the Stones, plus backstage footage and more.



KORN to bring back Family Values!

KoRn will bring back its Family Values festival as a one-day event to be held October 5 at the 1st Bank Center in Denver. Joining KoRn will be Hollywood Undead, Asking Alexandria, Machine Gun Kelly and Beware of Darkness. Family Values will herald the release of KoRn's new album, The Paradigm Shift, due on October 8, and it also celebrates the return of guitarist Brian "Head" Welch.

"We wanted to celebrate our new album release in a big way since Head is back and since this record means so much to us. What better way but to bring back Family Values and the Korn Kage for one big f**kin' special night!" says frontman Jonathan Davis. "Denver became the spot -- we figured we needed something cool in the middle of the country, so everyone would have a chance to get there."



New Info About Upcoming Pearl Jam Release!

Pearl Jam has tweeted the full, 12-song tracklist for its upcoming album, Lightning Bolt. The new album, which is due on October 15, will include the already released single "Mind Your Manners," as well as two tunes the group played live at Chicago's Wrigley Field last month: the rocking title track, and a ballad called "Future Days." The album also contains a version of "Sleeping By Myself," a song which first appeared on Eddie Vedder's 2011 solo album, Ukulele Songs.



Motley Crue Farewell Tour? What?!?

Rockers Motley Crue are plotting a farewell tour for 2014, says frontman Vince Neil. Speaking to Billboard, Neil said that "in the spring of '14, and we'll do one more time around the world and kinda call it quits. It's just that time. We're going out on top. We don't want to be some band that people are like, 'Oh, they're playing a club now,' that kind of band. We still sell out arenas, have stadium stuff and things like that, so let's go out when it's a big deal." Neil added that guitarist Mick Mars' recent health troubles have also been a factor in the decision. However, the singer adds that "in five, 10 years from now we'll probably do something again together."



Would it be great to be Down Under?

Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and Megadeth are among the big names confirmed for Australia's Soundwave Festival, which takes place in February and March. The bill also will include Rob Zombie, AFI, Korn, Clutch and Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington. The festival will hit five Australian cities next year.



Why did STP move away from Scott and towards Chester?

In the wake of splitting with ex-frontman Scott Weiland, the rest of Stone Temple Pilots decided to pick up Linkin Park's Chester Bennington to record in the studio. Their new, five-track EP, entitled High Rise, is due out October 8. The legal issues between STP and Weiland still continue though, Blabbermouth reported bassist Robert DeLeo recently said in a radio interview, "It was a quality-of-life decision and that really what it's about. That's where we wanted to be. Chester is a person that's really surrounded by good fortune and that's something you want to be around." Regardless of the litigation, the remainders of STP will hit the road with Bennington beginning September 4 in Bethlehem, PA.



NIN Behind The Scenes of Upcoming Tour...

Nine Inch Nails have released a short documentary about the rehearsal process and creation of their current summer tour. The film is part of VEVO's new "Tour Exposed" series of programs and goes behind-the-scenes with Trent Reznor and the production of NIN's 2013 stage show. Of course, Reznor plans to debut a completely different setup when NIN go from festival dates to their own headlining tour in the fall. You can see the film below:



New Nine Inch Nails Comes with two Mixes!

With the new album from Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks, coming on September 3, the band has revealed that it will be offered in two different mixes. A note posted on the group's website explains that "Hesitation Marks was mastered in two different ways - the standard, 'loud' mastering (which is what you’ll find on the CD, on iTunes, and everywhere else), and also an alternate 'audiophile' mastering, which we're offering as a free download option for anyone who purchases the album through nin.com. For the majority of people, the standard version will be preferable and differences will be difficult to detect. Audiophiles with high-end equipment and an understanding of the mastering process might prefer the alternate version." As previously reported, Hesitation Marks also will be sold in a standard and deluxe edition, with the deluxe offering three bonus tracks.



Green Day's Broadway Idiot

The documentary on Green Day's American Idiot Broadway show will be shown in theaters, starting October 18. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will first screen in New York City on October 11, before a wider release. Titled Broadway Idiot, the movie will also be available via video On Demand services.



Pearl Jam has a video for "Mind Your Manners"




Jason Newsted Dishes about Rockstar:Supernova

Former METALLICA bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA, the reality television-formed supergroup he launched seven years ago with former GUNS N' ROSES and ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA guitarist Gilby Clarke, Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE) and Canadian vocalist Lukas Rossi.
"It was a great experience, I made good money and I think I played some good five-string bass on the recording, so those three things were successful for me," he said, "The whole Hollywood vibe is really, really the opposite of what I am: pretty much the direct opposite. I'm in first, last one out and play like I'll never play again and work as hard as possible all the time.

"When I came into SUPERNOVA, I had all my sh!t together and sat down with these guys and said, 'This is what we need to do if we want to get this record done.' And they went, 'Who made you boss?' So I was like, okay, fine: let's see how this goes…" Newsted continued: "We ended up rehearsing about seven hours total. Total. Ever.

ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA lost Newsted in October 2006 after an accident that resulted in a torn anterior labrum in his left shoulder and a rotator cuff and bicep tear in the right (bassist Johnny Colt of BLACK CROWES/TRAIN filled in during the aforementioned trek). Newsted suffered the injuries while trying to catch a 90-pound bass head that had fallen from atop his amp. The combination of surgery and a lengthy rehab assignment left him sidelined for up to nine months.

ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA's seflt-titled album failed to break into the Top 100 of the Billboard album chart after its November 2006 release. The CD was certified gold in January 2007 for Canadian sales in excess of 50,000 copies.

The video for the ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA song "Headspin" — about Rossi's rocky relationship with his mother — can be seen below. The track is an original RISE ELECTRIC (Lukas' pre-SUPERNOVA band) song that Rossi wrote with guitarist Dominic Cifarelli and performed on the "Rock Star: Supernova" TV show when the contestants were asked to sing one of their originals.



Are you ready to (un)Cage The Elephant?

Cage The Elephant will release its third album, Melophobia, in the fall, and the band says that recording and perfecting this album was quite a challenge.

"Melophobia is the hatred or fear of music," frontman Matt Shultz told Consequence Of Sound. "The whole process was riddled with adversity and growing pains. I don't want to make it seem like it wasn't rewarding, ’cause there were moments of peace and beautiful grace. But there was no part of the process that was easy. I've always read of musicians that couldn’t stand their own music or the sound of their own voice. Now I understand that. To critique something to the point you literally can’t do it anymore. To literally go crazy from it."

The singer explained that lyrically, he was writing "these super inner reflective songs, and the band wanted things with more energy and enthusiasm." But ultimately, they reached a middle ground. "Musically, what we're trying to do is to be super thoughtful but blend that with the playfulness," Shultz said. "It became a game to juxtapose and blend those polar opposites. We wanted to see how we can take those odd spectrums and marry them cohesively."



New Rock Coming From Sebastian Bach of Skid Row!

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach is currently in the studio working on his next album with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER), who helmed the singer's last solo CD, 2011's "Kicking & Screaming".

Comments Bach: "Today we are back in the studio crafting riffs and working on melody lines. Bob Marlette is working his magic and helping me out with the upcoming opus of epic-ness. Expect high-energy music.... perfect for driving quickly, or jack-hammering concrete. Working on lyrics... but don't want to beat you over the head with sobriety, or ex-wives, or ex-bandmembers, or any of the other constant bullshit that I seem to be personally dealing with. So I am choosing my words carefully... because this music is straight-up, balls-to-the-wall, kick-you-in-the-nuts rock 'n' roll. And I need the words to reflect that."

Bach's next solo CD, which is tentatively due in early 2014 via Frontiers Records, is expected to feature contributions from Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL) and Los Angeles-based guitarist Jeff George, who previously played with ASKING ALEXANDRIA's lead vocalist Danny Worsnop. Making a guest appearance on the album will also be bassist Duff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES).



In Utero Celebrates 20 Years!

Universal Music Enterprises (UME) will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final album, In Utero, with a multi-format release on September 24.

The various configurations range from a 3-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album. Material exclusive to the various versions of the In Utero 20th Anniversary reissue will include never-before-heard demos, B-sides, compilation tracks, and live material, including the release of the complete "Live and Loud" show from Seattle's Pier 48 on December 13, 1993.

Additionally, a standalone single-disc DVD of the complete "Live And Loud" show along with several never-before-released bonus performances will also be released on September 24.



METALLICA in 3D Coming Soon!

Metallica will release a soundtrack to the upcoming 3D film, Metallica Through The Never. The digital release and a two-CD set will be available on September 24 with vinyl offerings later this fall. The soundtrack includes 15 songs recorded live in Edmonton and Vancouver, Canada in August of 2012 while the band was filming the performance footage for the movie.




More about the NEW PEARL JAM...

Long-time Pearl Jam producer Brendan O'Brien recently spoke to Rolling Stone about the band's new album, Lightning Bolt, due on October 14.

O'Brien said that the "seeds of this album actually started when we were doing the last record, Backspacer," but the band then took a break from writing and did not reconvene in the studio until 18 months later.

As for what the new record sounds like, the producer said "there are a few longer, more devoted songs. On Backspacer I really love that all the songs were fairly short. They were all 'get in, get out fast.' This record has a few songs that have a bit more... They're longer. [Laughs] I don't know if the word 'depth' is right, but some of the songs kind of take you down a road for a while." He added that, "There's a song called 'Siren' that I think is one of the best songs on the record."











VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE LINE UP REVEALED!

The New Orleans Voodoo Music Experience has announced the full lineup for this year's festival. Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails will headline, others big names include How to Destroy Angels, Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Calvin Harris, Desaparecidos, The Gaslight Anthem, Boys Noize, Afrojack, Alkaline Trio, Cults, Big Gigantic, Robert DeLong, and many more. The festival kicks off November 1-3 at City Park. The complete lineup, along with three-day and VIP passes are available at www.worshipthemusic.com



AUSTIN CITY LIMITS... This Year for TWO WEEKENDS?! Awesome!

Austin City Limits Music Festival will span two weekends this year for the first time, and the festival has announced its superstar lineup. The performances will take place during two straight weekends from October 4-6 and October 11-13. Though most of the big names will be performing both weekends, there will be a myriad of local and emerging performances that vary from the first and second weekends. The official lineup includes Muse, Depeche Mode and Queens Of The Stone Age on Friday, October 4 and 11. Kings of Leon, The Cure, Wilco and Passion Pit will take the stage on Saturday, October 5 and October 12. Each weekend will conclude with performances by Lionel Richie, Atoms for Peace and Phoenix on both Sundays.Ticket information is available at aclfestival.com.



ALTER BRIDGE Returns From Studio With New Album: FORTRESS

Alter Bridge will be rocking out once again with their fourth studio album, Fortress. The new album with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette is due October 8 on EMI. "When we started pre-production on this album, we pushed ourselves harder and further than we ever have previously in order to make the most out of every individual arrangement," guitarist Mark Tremonti said in a statement. "We wanted this album to be our most unpredictable and exciting one yet." Tremonti told Billboard earlier this year, "We'll try to be as heavy and progressive as we can without losing the vocal melodies and the reasons why most people listen to music." The album will be supported with a U.S. tour, starting October 4 in Orlando. They'll also be touring throughout Europe from October 16 to November 16.



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Five Finger Death Punch is riding high on the success of their latest single, "Lift Me Up," featuring Rob Halford, and the band promises that fans can expect more star cameos on the two albums that are set to come out this year. The first volume of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell is due on July 30, and along with Halford, it will boast vocals from Soulfly's Max Cavalera, Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta and In This Moment's Maria Brink. Volume 2, which is due in the fall, will feature even more collaborations, although the band will not say with whom.

"We did the song with (Halford) first, and it was such a fun thing that we got this itch to do more," guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Billboard. "So, yeah, definitely we have some very, very good fans and friends on the second record that will be just as interesting."

Five Finger Death Punch did not originally plan to release a two-volume set, but they had so much good material that it seemed like the only option. However, the band's label, Prospect Park, was not excited about the idea at first.

"We went to them and said, 'OK guys, we have a good problem. We have 20-something songs, and we want to release them all," Bathory recalls. "The label was like, 'Ah, no, you're gonna put out 12.' So we said, 'We'll make you a deal; we'll send you the 24 songs and you pick what's good.' So they called back a week or so later, 'OK, we see your point. You can have your two records. Originally we were going to put it all out the same day, but we decided 24 songs is a lot of material to give fans to digest, so it became Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and we're staggering the releases so people get to spend some time with the first record before they get the second one."

Meanwhile, the group already is on the road as part of the Monster Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and they will embark on a North American headlining tour starting on September 15, with five weeks of dates announced so far.
"With two records, I'm probably looking at a solid two years of touring," Bathory said. "But that's OK. We've done that before. We love playing live more than anything, you know?"



Metallica + New Movie = New Website

Metallica has unveiled a website for their upcoming 3D movie, as well as the theatrical trailer. Fans can check it out at www.throughthenevermovie.com. The website also is offering advance tickets for the movie, which will be unleashed in IMAX 3D on September 27. In an e-mail to fans, Metallica said the movie website is still in the early stages, but it will soon offer "previews, behind the scenes photos and videos, all the news about when and where the movie will be showing and how to get tickets, where we'll be as we embark on this adventure, and lots of other tidbits."



FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH ROCK!!!!!.....'Nuff Said.

Five Finger Death Punch is riding high on the success of their latest single, "Lift Me Up," featuring Rob Halford, and the band promises that fans can expect more star cameos on the two albums that are set to come out this year. The first volume of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell is due on July 30, and along with Halford, it will boast vocals from Soulfly's Max Cavalera, Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta and In This Moment's Maria Brink. Volume 2, which is due in the fall, will feature even more collaborations, although the band will not say with whom.

"We did the song with (Halford) first, and it was such a fun thing that we got this itch to do more," guitarist Zoltan Bathory told Billboard. "So, yeah, definitely we have some very, very good fans and friends on the second record that will be just as interesting."

Five Finger Death Punch did not originally plan to release a two-volume set, but they had so much good material that it seemed like the only option. However, the band's label, Prospect Park, was not excited about the idea at first.

"We went to them and said, 'OK guys, we have a good problem. We have 20-something songs, and we want to release them all," Bathory recalls. "The label was like, 'Ah, no, you're gonna put out 12.' So we said, 'We'll make you a deal; we'll send you the 24 songs and you pick what's good.' So they called back a week or so later, 'OK, we see your point. You can have your two records. Originally we were going to put it all out the same day, but we decided 24 songs is a lot of material to give fans to digest, so it became Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and we're staggering the releases so people get to spend some time with the first record before they get the second one."

Meanwhile, the group already is on the road as part of the Monster Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, and they will embark on a North American headlining tour starting on September 15, with five weeks of dates announced so far.

"With two records, I'm probably looking at a solid two years of touring," Bathory said. "But that's OK. We've done that before. We love playing live more than anything, you know?"



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Rise Against B-Sides!

Rise Against will be offering Long Forgotten Songs: B-sides & Covers 2000-2013. The album will be available for pre-order on July 30 with www.riseagainst.com offering exclusive fan bundles. "In the last thirteen or so years Rise Against has put out six records, each one we are proud to put our name on. But we are just as proud of these 26 songs that slipped through the cracks and never ended up on any of our full lengths," the band wrote on its site. "In various ways, most of these songs saw the light of day at some point, but we thought we would spare you the digging and put them all on one record."



S.T.P. Announces Tour with Chester Bennington

The new-look Stone Temple Pilots, with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington on vocals, have announced a September tour, as well as an EP set for release in the fall. The trek begins in Bethlehem, PA on September 4 and runs up to September 27 in Las Vegas. Filter will open almost all dates. STP also has a date in Biloxi, MS on November 1.

STP will release the upcoming EP via their own label, with distribution through ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance). "We’re very ambitious about the future of making music," said bassist Robert DeLeo. "The process and intention of creating it is so much more gratifying. We’ve been writing new material and visiting songs from our early albums. It all feels new again and we’re excited to get out and play a solid set of songs both old and new."



Pearl Jam Announces New Album: "Lightening Bolt"

As expected, Pearl Jam's newest online countdown clock revealed details of their upcoming tenth studio album, as well as the brand-new single "Mind Your Manners." The rockers will release Lightning Bolt, produced by Brendan O'Brien, via their own Monkeywrench Records, along with Republic Records, on October 15. It is their first release in four years, since 2009's Backspacer. Fans can already pre-order Lightning Bolt from PearlJam.com. Members of the "Ten Club" will receive additional bonus digital content if they pre-order.



Nirvana Re-release in Utero -

A re-release of Nirvana's final album In Utero is on the way. Though no official details have been released, fans can expect the re-release to be similar to that of Nevermind in 2011, which included rarities, demos, interviews, and such things. To hold fans off until the September release, the Nirvana legacy has re-released a commercial for the album that was aired before the original release of the album. Let the 90's nostalgia wash over you as Nirvana (in drag) shoots babies from between their legs at comedian Bobcat Goldthwait:




QOTSA + Lollapalooza pre-party = Intimate Showcase of Awesome

Queens of the Stone Age will play an intimate Lollapalooza pre-party at Chicago's Metro on Thursday, August 1. Lollapalooza takes place from August 2 to 4 at Chicago's Grant Park. Meanwhile, QOTSA also is releasing ...Like Clockwork as a special edition USB flash drive that doubles as a bottle opener. The flash drive also will house photos, original artwork, music videos and lyric sheets.



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New KORN in October?!?!?!

Korn is eyeing an October 1 release for their new album, The Paradigm Shift. It will be the first record with guitarist Brian "Head" Welch since he returned to the fold after an eight-year absence. "I came here just wanting to do the old Korn vibe, but with a new twist," Head told Rolling Stone of the new album. "Me and Munky haven't been playing guitar together for eight years, so we came in just wanting to jam out with the bass player Fieldy and Ray [Luzier], our drummer. The end product is a really good mix of old Korn mixed with some new elements. It's got a fresh new Korn 2013 sound. And the melodies, the lyrics and the choruses on these songs are at a new level. It's my favorite album by Korn."



Someone STOLE From Corey Taylor (StoneSour/Slipknot)

Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor reported to police that $36,600 worth of musical equipment was stolen from his home and storage unit, according to the Des Moines Register. Two bass guitars once owned by late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray were included in the list of stolen items. Taylor told police that he suspected a friend stole the gear while he and his wife were touring Europe. Some of the equipment has been recovered from a local guitar store, the report said, and the store's manager is working to track down other equipment that was already sold.



Pearl Jam Announces Fall Tour and has a new Countdown!

Pearl Jam began a countdown clock on their website recently, which was counting down to 1 p.m. ET today. The band was expected to reveal their new single "Mind Your Manners," or perhaps details of their next studio album. However, the clock instead revealed a fall tour of North America, with 24 shows set for October, November and December. The first leg kicks off October 11 in Pittsburgh and winds up in New Orleans with the rockers' set at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. The second leg begins November 15 in Dallas and ends December 6 on their home turf of Seattle. Pearl Jam will also play London, Ontario on July 16 and Chicago on July 19. Once the tour dates were revealed, a second countdown clock began ticking down on PearlJam.com, which looks to end at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday (7/11) afternoon. Could this be the single and album announcement fans are waiting for?



Motorhead Cancels Show's, Lemmy vows to Kick Ass Again Soon!

Motörhead has canceled its remaining six summer festival appearances so that frontman Lemmy Kilmister may continue resting after having "some medical maintenance" done, according to the band's website. "I'd like to thank everyone who wish me well, it was a tough decision for me as I don't like to disappoint the fans especially in times where economy is bad and people spent their money to see us," Lemmy said in a statement. "But sometimes you can't do anything else than following doctor's orders, but be sure we will be back and kick everybody's ass."



Tribute to Ray Manzarek Coming soon?

The two surviving members of The Doors, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, are planning to do a live tribute to the late Ray Manzarek at some point this year. "We're going to do at least one show for Ray and have a big send-off," Krieger told Rolling Stone. "That's either the start or the end of it, I don't know." Krieger also hopes to see the re-release this year of the two albums the Doors released in the years immediately following Jim Morrison's death: 1971's Other Voices and 1972's Full Circle. It could mark the final chapter in decades of Doors re-releases and previously unissued recordings from the vaults. "We're kind of running low on stuff to put out at this point," Krieger added. "I'm hoping now that Ray's gone, it won't be too long. There's cool stuff on those albums."



NEW ROCK Coming from Avenged Sevenfold!

Avenged Sevenfold will release their sixth studio album, Hail To The King, on August 27 via Warner Bros. Records. The band made the announcement via a series of online clues. A7X will play a free show at the Hollywood Palladium the day before its release.



Motorhead Cancels Shows due To Lemmy's Heart!

MOTORHEAD had to take the rare step of canceling some shows, because LEMMY is suffering from a serious hematoma. There's no further word on his condition, but he was also recently fitted with a defibrillator due to heart problems.



New FOO FIGHTERS? What does Dave Grohl have up his sleeve?

Plans for a new Foo Fighters album are in motion, though the details are extremely vague at this point. Drummer Taylor Hawkins did tell Billboard that the band is "getting started" on the follow-up to 2011's Wasting Light, but he didn't say much else. "We're getting our ideas together. Dave [Grohl] has his brain working overtime, like usual, and he's got a lot of great ideas, both musically and conceptually -- none that I can speak of at this moment, but it's gonna be great," he said. "It's gonna be cool."



SLIPKNOT Drummer has a new project and it's all about the music!

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison revealed the details for his new side project: Scar The Martyr. The album, produced by Rhys Fulber (Fear Factory, Rob Zombie) is due to arrive this Fall via Roadrunner Records. The album, written by Jordison and lead vocalist Henry Derek, included in the studio keyboardist Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails), and guitarists Jed Simon (Strapping Young Lad) and Kris Norris (Darkest Hour,) who both performed all lead guitars on the album. "With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song," said Jordison. "I wasn't worried about flash or persona... It's all about writing a good solid song. I'm writing music that people can grasp and hold on to...something that resonates. If you don't have that, then you have nothing."



NEW BLACK SABBATH? Already Planning next album?

OZZY OSBOURNE says he regrets doing "The Osbournes" because he "didn't become [an effing] rock 'n' roll singer . . . to be on TV." He also suggests that BLACK SABBATH could record another album soon, and he'd like to see drummer BILL WARD back for that one to complete the reunion.



Pink Floyd now on Spotify!

Fans of Pink Floyd on the streaming service Spotify no longer have to say to themselves, "Wish you were here," because the Classic Rock band has finally arrived. Pink Floyd's entire catalog is now available for streaming after a campaign was announced on Pink Floyd's Twitter page, "Help stream Wish You Were Here 1 million times to unlock Pink Floyd's catalogue on @Spotify." Spotify users streamed the song one million times, resulting in every album to be available to both subscribers and non-paying listeners. As of now, Spotify is the only streaming service that offers the entire Pink Floyd collection without requiring a subscription. According to Spin, Paul Loasby, Pink Floyd's manager, said at a music conference in 2012, "When it came to renewing our deal with EMI, we decided we did not want to go with ad-funded, but agreed to go on subscription ones. But when we went to Spotify's office in 2010, we were declined — it was all or nothing." Parks added, "[We] decided, quite wisely I think, that this is the future of music consumption, that it helps them reach deep into a demographic that is not their core demographic, and that it's a place they need to be to secure their legacy."



Another Festival.... This one's the Epicenter!

Southern California's annual Epicenter Rock festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a lineup of primarily SoCal bands. The festival takes place September 21; tickets go on sale June 21 at noon. Headliners include The Offspring, Bad Religion, and Pennywise, alongside new local groups like Pierce The Veil, FIDLAR and Plague Vendor. The lineup also includes To Remember, All Time Low, and Falling In Reverse. More groups will soon be announced. "Epicenter is celebrating our 5th year and to honor the festival's anniversary we wanted the lineup to reflect not only the heritage of Southern California music but also showcase the most exciting new rock of the day," says Gary Spivack of Right Arm Entertainment, which is co-producing the event. "The killer blend of iconic bands like The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise mixed together with A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, Fidlar and so much more makes September 21st one Saturday no rock fan should miss."



New Music and Tour coming from BLUE OCTOBER!

Blue October will release their seventh studio album, Sway, on August 20. The band kicks off an extensive 2013 tour on September 4 in New Orleans, which will take them to Russia, the Ukraine, Germany and the UK in November.



The Gorge at George... Great place to see a show! Road Trip?

The Sasquatch! Festival has announced that it plans to expand to two weekends in 2014. Sasquatch! will take place May 23-25 and July 4-6 at The Gorge in George, WA. There will be completely different lineups for both weekends.



INCUBUS Frontman BRAND BOYD to release New Album!

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd will debut a new side project entitled Sons of the Sea with the four-track EP Compass, due for digital release June 25. The EP was co-written and recorded with the longtime Incubus producer Brendan O'Brien. An official statement called the tracks "colored by the sunny harmonies and quirky chords of the ‘60s and ‘70s."



QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Hit #1!

Queens of the Stone Age score their first #1 album on the sales chart this week as ...Like Clockwork bows atop the list with 91,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This also marks the first #1 debut for the band's label, Matador Records. ...Like Clockwork was a hot commodity on vinyl as it sold 12,000 vinyl LPs in its first week. That's the second-biggest sales week for a vinyl LP since SoundScan launched the chart in January 2010, according to Billboard.com. The album also did well internationally, as it scored #1 debuts in Ireland and Australia and #2 bows in the U.K., Belgium and New Zealand.



QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE going on the road...

Queens of the Stone Age have announced a full U.S. tour that will keep them on the road until October, following a slew of festival appearances this summer. After scattered U.S. dates such as Chicago's Lollapalooza on August 2 and Philadelphia's Made In America over Labor Day weekend, the North American tour begins in earnest on September 10 in Toronto, and runs through October 9 in Tulsa. QOTSA also will play the Austin City Limits festival in October.



Smashing Pumpkins have begun work on a new album!

As part of the continuing series of Smashing Pumpkins reissues from Virgin Records, an expanded version of the band's 1996 box set The Aeroplane Flies High will be available on July 23. In addition to the original 33 songs fully remastered, the tracklist contains a whopping 90 bonus tracks of unreleased demos, alternate versions, and live recordings. A sixth disc contains a live recording from the Mellon Collie tour in 1996, while the accompanying DVD chronicles a July 4, 1997 performance in France. The box set also comes with a 46-page book and track-by-track notes written by Billy Corgan for the original release's 33 tracks. Along with the announcement of the box set, the Pumpkins revealed they have begun work on a new album.



METALLICA Pulls a fast one at their ORION MUSIC & MORE FESTIVAL

Metallica's Orion Music + More festival took place in Detroit over the weekend where headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones, Silversun Pickups, and many other artists rocked thousands of fans on Belle Isle. One of the early surprises came on Saturday afternoon, when an unknown band called Dehaan was scheduled to take the Damage Inc. side stage. It turned out that Dehaan was, in fact, Metallica, offering a 30th anniversary performance of 1983's Kill 'Em All in its entirety.

Singer James Hetfield came on stage first, asking the crowd "Does anyone know who they [Dehaan] are? They're from Baltimore. Nobody knows anything about them but us." Hetfield was then joined by his bandmates who charged into "Hit the Lights," and many fans soon rushed over to the stage once they realized what was happening.



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FFDP Album Release has been pushed back 1 week!

Five Finger Death Punch has pushed back the release of their new album, The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1, by one week, and the record will now be available on July 30. The deluxe edition featuring a bonus 15-track live CD, Purgatory [Tales From The Pit], will be available for pre-order via iTunes on June 18. This release will be accompanied by a redeemable limited edition t-shirt with the physical pressing only. Also on June 18, a collectible limited edition box set featuring a 5FDP lunch box, the deluxe version of the album with the bonus live CD, an early free download of an exclusive new track, and assorted collectible items will be available for pre-sale exclusively through the band's web store.



Serj Tankian Doesn't Have Time to Do a New System of a Down Albu

SERJ TANKIAN has essentially admitted that he IS holding SYSTEM OF A DOWN back, because he doesn't have the time to work on a new album with the band right now. He says, quote, "We're not making pizza. You can't do it on anyone else's timeframe." So WHY doesn't Serj have time right now? Well, he's releasing two solo albums this summer. On June 25th, he's releasing a CLASSICAL album called "Orca Symphony, Number One" And on July 23rd, he's putting out a jazz-influenced album called "Jazz-Is-Christ". You can find more info on those at www.SerjTankian.com.



Shinedown and Papa Roach Headline Carnival Of Madness Tour!

The first batch of dates have been unveiled for the Carnival of Madness tour, featuring Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human. The tour commences in Cleveland on Tuesday, August 13 and so far shows have been announced through September 14 in Sacramento.



Jace Edwards Tales of Dumbassery...

On Thursday night, police in L.A. raided an office building after they saw an ARMED SNIPER in the window. Only it was a video game company's office . . . and the sniper was actually just a life-size soldier from the video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2"




"Fast & Furious 6" was a hit last week to kick off the summer movie season . . . and now just one week later, we have our first bomb of the season as well.

The WILL and JADEN SMITH sci-fi movie "After Earth" made just $27 million this weekend, despite costing an estimated $130 million to make. It's Will's worst summer debut since his very first wide release, "Made In America", came out in 1993.

Will's new movie even did worse than that MORGAN FREEMAN magician movie, "Now You See Me", which claimed the #2 slot with $28.1 million. "Fast & Furious 6" was #1 again for its second week, making another $34.5 million. Here are the Top 10 movies:

1. "Fast & Furious 6", $34.5 million. Up to $170 million in its 2nd week.
2. (NEW) "Now You See Me", $28.1 million.
3. (NEW) "After Earth", $27 million.
4. "Star Trek Into Darkness", $16.4 million. Up to $181 million in its 3rd week.
5. "Epic", $16.4 million. Up to $65.2 million in its 2nd week.
6. "The Hangover Part III", $15.9 million. Up to $88.1 million in its 2nd week.
7. "Iron Man 3", $8 million. Up to $385 million in its 5th week.
8. "The Great Gatsby", $6.3 million. Up to $128 million in its 4th week.
9. (NEW) The Bollywood movie "Yei Jawaani Hai Deewani", $1.7 million. The title translates to "This Youth Is Crazy" in English.
10. "Mud", $1.2 million. Up to $16.9 million in its 6th week.



New Book and Album coming from Billy Idol!

Billy Idol is in the midst of both writing a new album and an autobiography. The rocker told Billboard that "I've been gradually putting new songs together. A couple of them are a little more ballad-like, but of course we balance those off against a lot of the sort of fun Idol songs that people know and expect." After his summer touring, Idol plans to finish the album in the fall. In the meantime, his book is being edited now. "It's sort of my recollections, which is almost a massive joke 'cause I don't remember anything," he laughed. "The bits I do remember... I've tried to give an overview of my career or my love of music or whatever, my personal way through life, maybe some thoughts about what I've done right or wrong in my life. In general it's a bit of a walk through my career, just said in my own words."



NINE INCH NAILS to sign with Columbia Records...

Columbia Records has signed the re-launched Nine Inch Nails. The band will release a new studio album later this year. NIN's signing with Columbia is not surprising, considering Trent Reznor's other band, How To Destroy Angels, released their full-length debut album Welcome Oblivion on Columbia earlier this year.

"I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately," said Reznor. "For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!"

"We are thrilled at Columbia to work with a true renaissance artist like Trent Reznor on the return of Nine Inch Nails and an exciting new chapter of innovative music from them," commented Rob Stringer, Chairman of Columbia Records.

The reformed band is performing at a number of festivals this summer, including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Leeds, Reading, Made In America and the Voodoo Festival. The new Nine Inch Nails lineup – Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Robin Finck, Trent Reznor and Ilan Rubin – will debut on July 26 at the Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan. The show will mark Nine Inch Nails’ first live performance in nearly four years.




The music of Muse will be heavily featured in the upcoming movie World War Z, and the band will even play a live concert at the movie's London premiere on June 2. Muse is set to perform in St. James Park after the film screens in London's Leicester Square, and Paramount will film the concert and make the footage available at a later date. The filmmakers are using about 14 minutes of Muse music in the film, mostly the song "Isolated System," according to Billboard.com. The band's music also will be used in trailers. World War Z opens in theaters on June 21, and it stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale.



What is up with METALLICA??? New Music? Movie? Festival?

Metallica is preparing to hold its second Orion Music + More festival in Detroit on June 8-9, as well as put out a 3D movie in September. But fans are still wondering when they will get a new album from the band, who has not released a proper full length since 2008s Death Magnetic.

I want it done yesterday, frontman James Hetfield told Billboard about a new opus. However, [Orion] and this movie is keeping us pretty busy at this point and it\'s taking a lot of our time and effort. We have been touring some obscure places; I guess basically what we are trying to do is pay for this movie, so the touring is keeping us from getting in there and finishing the record. Right now the focus is on the movie.

Hetfield added that Metallica does have enough material written for a new album, but it is just a matter of when they will have time to sift through the songs and record them. We have gone through maybe one-tenth of the material that is on our riffs CDs. We have got enough for an album, we just have not had enough time to really focus on it and dial in and start whittling it into these masterpieces, he said.

As previously reported, the film Metallica Through the Never will be released in IMAX on September 27, and then it will roll into additional theatres in 3D on October 4. The movie mixes Metallica performance footage with a script that stars actor Dane DeHaan as a member of the Metallica crew who has to carry out a mysterious assignment while the band is playing onstage. While the concept sounds really cool, bassist Robert Trujillo promised that it is not taking away from Metallicas work ethic in regards to the new album.

I can tell you this; the grooves and the riffs that are already on the radar are really, really awesome, he told Billboard. We still have more riffs to go through and jam out and throw into the process, but we are getting there, and we will have something great, hopefully, in the next year.




Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founding member of legendary Rockers The Doors, has passed away at the age of 74. Manzarek died at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany today after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. According to a statement, he passed away surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James.

Manzarek co-founded The Doors after meeting their iconic, late frontman Jim Morrison in Venice Beach, CA in 1965. The group went on to sell over 100 million albums worldwide, releasing a number of seminal hit songs and six classic albums, with their moody Rock sound fueled by Manzarek's recognizable keyboard sound.

In 2002, Manzarek and Krieger began playing together again, under a number of different monikers, performing Doors hits with various other singers and musicians.

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement, I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today. I am just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.



Avery Out... Finck In with Nine Inch Nails!

It has been reported that bassist Eric Avery had left the new-look Nine Inch Nails lineup, and now it appears that Robin Finck is back in. Trent Reznor tweeted a picture of himself and Finck in the studio together with the caption: It just did not feel like @NineInchNails without Robin Finck. Now it does. Finck is seen holding a guitar in the photo, so it's unclear whether he will be replacing Avery on bass or simply joining the lineup as another guitar player.



A Riot (Fest) is Coming To Chicago in September!

The Chicago-based Riot Fest has revealed their 2013 lineup. The Punk and Alternative Rock festival will take place September 13-15 in Humboldt Park. Headliners include Blink-182, Motörhead, Fall Out Boy, and a yet-to-be-announce act. Other notable performers include Rancid, Guided By Voices, Peter Hook, Blondie, Public Enemy, The Dismemberment Plan, Rocket From The Crypt, The Selecter, Bad Religion, Quicksand, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Mould, Against Me!, FLAG, Bad Brains, Glassjaw, Sublime with Rome, AFI, Violent Femmes, and Mission of Burma. The entire lineup can be seen here. Three-day and VIP passes are currently available.



The Stones keep Rolling along after 50 years!

The Rolling Stones will offer Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed and Hot Rocks 1964-1971 on clear vinyl in celebration of the band's 50th anniversary and 50 and Counting tour. The remastered reissues – the first in a planned ABKCO series called The Rolling Stones Clearly Classic – showcase the artistic heights the band reached in the late '60s and early '70s. These three initial releases are due on May 28



Alice In Chains in a legal battle over royalties!

Alice In Chains is embroiled in a legal battle with the mother of late singer Layne Staley over royalties. Nancy McCallums suit alleges that she is owed 16 percent of the bands income, but she says the group is trying to cut her out of the equation. However, the AIC camp says that Staleys heirs will continue to receive money from songs he wrote or co-wrote, but they would not be getting a share of the profits for merchandising and endorsements going forward. McCallum is seeking a court order that would allow her to keep her 16 percent stake in the group and would award her any of her son's assets currently controlled by the band, according to a report from AV Club.



New FFDP featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest!

Five Finger Death Punch will unleash a new single called Lift Me Up (featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest). Singer Ivan Moody shares, First and foremost, just to work alongside an icon like Rob Halford, THE Metal God, was absolutely surreal. The song itself was originally written about overcoming everyday obstacles and less than perfect situations. Most of us were not born with a silver spoon in our mouth but if life dealt you all the wrong cards, you still have to play. The song's intent is to inspire; if you play that hand right you might just come out on top anyway. Five Finger Death Punch will release two albums this year: The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1 will come on July 23, while Volume 2 is scheduled for the fall.



SLAYER Guitarist Jef Hanneman Honored at Golden Gods Awards.

On Thursday evening, the news broke that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away at the age of 49, just as many members of the Metal community were gathering together at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles. At the Metal-focused awards show, fellow Slayer axeman Kerry King led a moment of noise for Hanneman, whom he called his fallen brother. King and Zakk Wylde took the stage together to present the award for Best Live Band, but before doing that, King addressed the audience.

I thought we should I do a moment of silence? Then I thought, F**k no. This is the Golden Gods, man. Jeff Hanneman, he played in Slayer. He does not want a moment of silence, Jeff wants a moment of f**king noise, King proclaimed. If you have a drink raise it up, if you have fists raise it up, and tip one back to our fallen brother.

There were other tributes at the Golden Gods, particularly from Anthrax. The band brought out Pantera's Phil Anselmo to sing the song This Love, but concluded it with the intro to Slayers Raining Blood. Id like to dedicate this song to Jeff Hanneman, Anselmo said before launching into the medley with Anthrax. In a token in the spirit that its given.

Hanneman died earlier in the day from liver failure, two years after he contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease that doctors believed might have been caused by a spider bite. In announcing his death, his band posted on Facebook: Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11 a.m. this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

Meanwhile, back at the Golden Gods, Metallica was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award while Deftones won Album Of The Year for Koi No Yokan. Corey Taylor earned the trophy for Best Vocalist and Best Live Band with Slipknot, making him the only multi-winner of the night. John 5 (of Rob Zombies band) won for Best Guitarist, Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister was named Best Bassist, and Arejay Hale of Halestorm won for Best Drummer.



NEW FFDP COMING SOON!!!

Five Finger Death Punch has announced the release of its fourth studio record as a double album in two installments, with Vol. 1 hitting stores on July 23 and Vol. 2 scheduled for later this fall. The band will introduce the first single, Lift Me Up, with a live performance at Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles this Thursday. The studio version of the song will hit radio on May 13 and will be available for purchase online May 14. Guitarist Zoltan Bathory reveals, We came off the road after a couple of great years of touring and were really amped up to write the 4th record. Everybody was in the right headspace and the band tighter than ever so it was a perfect storm. We jumped in head first and found ourselves 12-13 songs deep fairly quick but were still coming up with better and better material so we looked at each other and said, why stop there? Let's keep going. Once we passed the 24th song we knew we're going to have to do a double album. We had this massive amount of music that's very dear to us, possibly the best material this band has ever created. At that point there was no way to decide which songs to leave off the album. So we made the decision to release them all.




3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell has checked himself into rehab, according to reports, following last weekends fatal crash outside Nashville.

Harrell was driving his Cadillac CTS at a high rate of speed on the interstate when he clipped the bumper of a pickup truck, sending it swerving out of control and down an embankment, where the driver, Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., was ejected and killed.

Harrells lawyer said the musician was released on bond and immediately checked into rehab.

3 Doors Down have canceled their upcoming tour dates in late April and early May, and as of now are slated to return to the road at the end of May in Europe.



Metallica in 3D?

The release of the 3D concert film Metallica Through the Never has been confirmed for September 27, and the movie now will be seen in IMAX. According to a post on Metallica.com: our movie will be shown exclusively on EVERY single screen in EVERY single IMAX theatre in North America for a full week. There really is no better way than this to experience film and promises to amount to an unprecedented and very unique visit to the movies. The film will then roll into additional theatres in 3D one week later on October 4.

In other news, Metallica will perform at Revolver's fifth annual Golden Gods awards show, where the band will be presented with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The May 2 show, which will air on AXS TV from Los Angeles Club Nokia, also includes performances from Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Anthrax, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Halestorm, and Danzig with former Misfits bandmate Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. The show will also be broadcast via Xbox Live and Facebook.



3 Doors Down to Cancel Shows due to tragic accident.

With 3 Doors Down bassist Robert Todd Harrell behind bars on charges of vehicular homicide, the band has canceled four scheduled U.S. tour dates for April and May. A statement from the 3DD camp says they will resume touring May 31 in Moscow, and then return to the U.S. for scheduled dates in July with Daughtry. It's unknown if Harrell will be joining the band for the upcoming shows, as he is jailed in Nashville after a deadly accident on Friday night. Harrell's Cadillac CTS was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed on the interstate and clipped the bumper of a pickup truck, sending it swerving out of control and down an embankment, where it flipped over. The driver, 47-year-old Paul Howard Shoulders Jr., was killed after being ejected from his truck. Harrell is being held on $100,000 bond.



Led Zeppelin Lead Singer to be roaming the United States...

Robert Plant is taking his Sensational Space Shifters on tour this summer, with a new round of dates set for June and July. The Led Zeppelin frontman will play a number of festivals throughout the tour as well, which starts in Dallas on June 20 and runs up to July 27 in Brooklyn.



Bands for 4th annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival announced

The bands for the fourth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival have been revealed, and the tour will feature Alice In Chains, Janes Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers (featuring Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and a local Battle Of The Bands winner in each market. The music and lifestyle festival will travel across North America from August 9 through September 15.



Rolling Stones Documentary... You Ready For it?

The Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray as of May 21. The movie, which premiered at the London Film Festival in October, combines extensive historical footage with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-Ray include previously unreleased concert footage -- Live in Germany 65 -- a new interview with director Brett Morgen, footage from The Arthur Haynes Show in 1964, and the theatrical trailer.



Black Sabbath has booked four dates... Road Trip?

With Black Sabbaths new album, 13, due on June 11, the British legends have rolled out their first handful of North American tour dates. The four shows are scheduled for August 4 in Holmdel, NJ; August 14 in Toronto; August 24 in Seattle; and September 3 in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 20.

As previously reported, 13 will be the first Sabbath album to feature Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978s Never Say Die. Ozzy wrote and recorded the album with his fellow original bandmates, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, but unfortunately a contract dispute has kept founding drummer Bill Ward away from the band. As a result, the album will feature Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk behind the kit instead.



Who Wants To Go To VOODOO? We Know... YOU DO!

The 2013 New Orleans Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has announced its lineup, with Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails headlining. The three day music festival is slated for November 1-3. Also on the bill are Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Gaslight Anthem, Trent Reznor's other band How To Destroy Angels and many more. Other acts are expected to be added to the festival lineup.



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Who Do Voodoo? You Do Voodoo with Rock 93.7!

The 2013 New Orleans Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has announced its lineup, with Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails headlining. The three day music festival is slated for November 1-3. Also on the bill are Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Gaslight Anthem, Trent Reznor's other band How To Destroy Angels and many more. Other acts are expected to be added to the festival lineup.



Black Sabbath will appear in the season finale of CSI!

Black Sabbath will appear in the season finale of CBS CSI. Airing May 15, the episode will feature a Sabbath concert, with the rockers performing the single to their comeback album 13, titled End Of The Beginning.
When we first heard that Black Sabbath was interested in premiering a song on CSI from their first studio album in 35 years, we were all really excited, CSI Executive Producer Don McGill said in a statement. So many of us are longtime fans. And seeing as the album is titled 13 and this is the finale of CSI's Season 13, it seemed like the perfect match. We couldn't be more thrilled.
The new record is due out June 11.



Iron Maiden to get back on the Touring Wagon!

Iron Maiden will make a brief return to the U.S. this September, playing seven shows en route to Brazil where they will once again headline at the Rock In Rio festival on September 22. The shows run from September 3 in Raleigh, NC to September 13 in San Bernardino, CA with special guest Megadeth. The San Bernardino show also will include thrash legends Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sabaton, making for one big Metal festival.



Buckcherry, no it is not a flavor of Ben and Jerrys...

Buckcherry have confirmed additional tour dates in support of their recently-released Confessions CD. After wrapping up the second leg of Kid Rock's Rebel Soul tour on April 6, Buckcherry will head overseas for shows in Australia and Japan. They will then return to the U.S. for an April 28 performance at Jacksonville, Floridas Welcome To Rockville festival, followed by U.S. headlining dates and more festival appearances from May through July.



Punker Tim Armstrong goes out on the road with 2 different bands

Old-school Punk rocker Tim Armstrong is going to be pulling double shifts this June. His bands Rancid and The Transplants, will be touring around North America. The tour currently has ten dates announced. Both bands will be releasing new albums; Rancid is currently recording their next album, their first since 2009 with the Let the Dominoes Fall, and The Transplants release their new album In a Warzone in May.



Hear the new STONE SOUR Online! (Album release: April 9th)

Stone Sour is premiering a full album stream of their forthcoming release, House Of Gold & Bones Part 2, via their website, www.stonesour.com. The album drops on April 9, and it is the second installment in the groups House of Gold & Bones two-part concept album, following a story written by singer Corey Taylor. Part 2 is the exciting conclusion. You will hear darkness. You will hear reflections of Part 1. You will see what's next, Taylor said. Most importantly, you will join the characters as they finally decide.



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Viva Motley Vegas? Yes... Another Run for the Crue!

Mötley Crüe will do another residency at Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from September 18 through October 6. Tickets for the 12-show engagement go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. The fall shows will be an all-new production for the band. We are proud to have pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency last year and can't wait to come back this year to take it over the top with a brand new show that will be unlike anything you've ever seen Mötley Crüe do before, said Nikki Sixx.



NEW RELEASES! GOT YOUR NEW RELEASES!

New on DVD This Week:
--The Bible. . . a four-disc set of History Channel\'s epic miniseries.
--The Killing: Season Two. . . a three-disc set of the AMC crime series.
--Hemingway & Gellhorn - the HBO movie starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman as writers Earnest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, whose 1936 meeting sparked a volatile nine-year romance.
--The Baytown Outlaws an action movie starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. He shoots her in the gut and kidnaps her godson to get his hands on the kids trust fund when he turns 18. So she hires three rednecks to get him back.
--LUV- Common plays an ex-con trying to impress his nephew by keeping him out of school, and showing him how to be man. The kid idolizes him . . . but sees another side of him when Dennis Haysbert forces him to do a drug deal. The rest of the cast includes Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, and Meagan Good.


Video Game Releases:
--Defiance for the Xbox360, PS3, and PC. This game is based on a new show that premieres on the SyFy channel in two weeks. The show is about an attempt to colonize Earth by alien refugees which leads to a war between the humans and the aliens that ends with the accidental terra-forming of Earth.
--Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor\'s Edge is an action game on Xbox360 and PS3. This one includes all downloadable content from the original title, as well as additional enhancements to the game.


This Weeks CDs:
--Vanishing Point, Mudhoney
--Above (Deluxe Edition) the only album by Mad Season . . . Mad Season was Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and bassist John Baker Saunders. The album came out in 1995. This three-disc release also includes previously unreleased songs and live recordings, plus a DVD.
--Disarm the Descent, Killswitch Engage . . . It\'s Killswitch Engage\'s first album with Jesse Leach on vocals since 2002s Alive or Just Breathing. Howard Jones was their singer from 2003 to 2012.



The full lineup for Lollapalooza Announced...

The headliners are: THE KILLERS, MUMFORD & SONS and THE CURE. Other notable acts include: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, The Postal Service and BAAUER, the SUPERSTAR behind Harlem Shake.



MEGADETH To Head On Road with GIGANTOUR

Gigantour — the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine — will be back for another installment later this year.
[I] finalized the bands for Gigantour 2013 and have to admit, I am hella impressed, Mustaine says in an online posting. Details coming soon.
Gigantour made its return last year for the first time since 2008. The multi-artist bill — with metal heavyweights MOTÖRHEAD, VOLBEAT and LACUNA COIL all personally picked by Mustaine — kicked off on January 26, 2012 in Camden, New Jersey and wrapped on March 3, 2012 in Austin.



Soundgarden signs new publishing deal...

Soundgarden have signed a worldwide publishing administration agreement with BMG Chrysalis US. Jill Pedone, Creative Director at BMG Chrysalis US, commented, Soundgarden have earned their place in music history as innovators of the rock genre. We are thrilled to be working with the band during their pivotal reemergence and their catalog that has changed the face of rock music.



The 28th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony...

With the 28th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony coming up on April 18, a number of performers and presenters have been announced for the event. There will be performances by Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Heart. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will induct Heart, who will be joined in their performance by Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Alice In Chains Jerry Cantrell. Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins are set to induct Rush; John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. will perform in honor of the late Bluesman Albert King; and Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will sing in honor of the late Donna Summer. More performers and inductors are expected to be announced soon.



Limp Bizkit releases track with Lil Wayne!

Limp Bizkit has finally unveiled a new single, Ready To Go that features the bands new Cash Money Records cohort, Lil Wayne. The track, produced by Polow Da Don, was posted online on Sunday, and it is the first release from the group's next album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants. Guitarist Wes Borland posted a message about the song on Twitter, which reads: I am really proud of our new single. I think Ready To Go is great and I'm a fan of Lil Wayne and was thrilled he could be a part of it. I don't know what some people were expecting from LBs new material, but if you think R2G is far from the mark of our business-as-usual, you're either not well acquainted with our band, or have insane expectations that will never be met by anything we deliver.



New Label For The Queens Of The Stone Age?!?

Queens of the Stone Age has signed to Matador Records for their new album, which will be out in June. It will be the first release from QOTSA since 2007s Era Vulgaris. Fans can go to www.qotsa.com and refresh the site to hear a new snippet of music each time. The new record will be called Like Clockwork and it will feature guest spots from Trent Reznor, Elton John, Mark Lanegan, Nick Oliveri, and Scissor Sisters Jake Shears. Dave Grohl handles the drums on the album, following the exit of former skinsman Joey Castillo.



What is up with Hine Inch Nails???

Nine Inch Nails has posted on Vimeo a full-length version of a documentary about their Self Destruct tour. The 75-minute film chronicles the band's tour from 1994 to 1996 and features appearances from David Bowie and Marilyn Manson. The footage was originally only available on 1997s Closure video. NIN recently announced that they will be touring again this year, and Trent Reznor told NME that he has worked on a couple of tracks with King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew that are intended for NINs greatest hits album. However, he added that there is no new NIN album planned for the time being.



My Chemical Romance Calls It Quits!

Rockers My Chemical Romance announced their breakup in a blog post late Friday (3/22) night. The band, led by brothers Gerard and Mikey Way, released a statement online, saying, Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We have gotten to go places we never knew we would. We have been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We have shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.



Rockstar Energy Drink Festival Line Up Announced!

The lineup has been unveiled for this summers Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which runs from June 29 in San Bernadino, CA to August 4 in Dallas. The main stage will boast Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth, while the side stages will feature Machinehead, Children Of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy, Behemoth, Emmure and more.



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