Tuesday, December 31, 2013


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The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories each week by hennemusic readers.

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Sep 01: KISS
Sep 08: KISS
Sep 15: Van Halen
Sep 22: Stone Temple Pilots
Sep 29: Alter Bridge
Oct 06: Alice Cooper
Oct 13: Motley Crue
Oct 20: Motley Crue
Oct 27: KISS
Nov 03: Pearl Jam
Nov 10: The Rolling Stones
Nov 17: Led Zeppelin
Nov 24: Motley Crue
Dec 01: Black Sabbath
Dec 08: KISS
Dec 15: Metallica
Dec 22: chart frozen
Dec 29: Eric Clapton


Roger Waters issues year-end statement

Roger Waters has issued a statement as 2013 draws to a close.

The former Pink Floyd bassist reflects on the year past and the year ahead, specifically addressing political issues that are important to him.

Beyond that, Waters shared two pieces of big news this year: first, a 93-year old veteran solved the mystery of the wartime death of his father (read about it here); and, second, he’s working on his first rock album in more than two decades (details here).

Last month, Waters was among the performers at the 7th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit as part of The New York Comedy Festival – watch his full set here.

Here’s Roger's year-end statement in full…

To all my friends, in fact to everyone, foe and friend.

Happy New Year!

We are all brothers and sisters in the family of man and we all deserve each others love and respect.

I have spent much of the holidays, take your pick which holiday, reading a remarkable book, “King Leopolds Ghost”. It tells the story of Leopold 11 of Belgium’s catastrophic colonization of the Congo in the late 19th century. It is an horrific read but serves us all well on a number of levels.

Firstly, it is a powerful indictment of colonialism, greed and un-regulated commerce. It would be easy to tut, tut, in disapproval of those bad old days, were it not disquietingly apparent that the rich and powerful are still much attached to the feathering of their own nests at any cost to others. (Chevron v The People of Ecuador) par example.
Secondly, there are heroes in this story, not least E.D. Morel, a humble cog in the machinery of shipping, who worked for a company in Liverpool England, discovered the calumny in the Congo through accounting, of all things, and devoted the rest of his life to exposing it. Then there is Sir Roger Casement, an Irish patriot and human rights activist who eventually gave his life for his part in the Irish republican struggle, on the gallows in Pentonville prison London in 1916.

So, here we stand, at the turning of one year into the next, looking back maybe at 2013, and wondering if there is anything to be done in 2014.

There is.

Firstly, we can learn from the examples of E.D. Morel and Roger Casement. We can admire their sacrifice, and give full voice to our admiration for contemporary whistle blowers. Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning we salute you and all the others who have gone before you. The whistle blowers are our life line to the survival of democracy, the corrupt in government cover their tracks assiduously, without The Pentagon papers how would we have ever known that President Lyndon Johnson had repeatedly lied to congress? Without these brave men, who are not prepared to hide behind the “just following orders” line of defense, the studded, padlocked, iron door marked, “CLASSIFIED” could forever stand, impenetrable, between you the people, and the information that is your constitutional right.

Secondly, keep asking awkward questions.

Is there a Palestinian Mandela?
Is there such a man, languishing in some dark prison cell?
Equally, is there an Israeli F.W. De Klerk?

Why is the Government of The U.S.A. slowly but inexorably turning its back on Mistress Liberty and The rule of Law?

I won’t bang-on, the new year is a time for positive thoughts and looking forward.

However, to look back for just a moment, it has been exciting in 2013 to see so many good people organizing in the Universities and the Churches, in the temples and the bars, uniting across boundaries of faith and nationality in support of Universal Human Rights. I feel your spirit abroad in the land, abroad across the globe. We are a fledgling movement, a mere two hundred and fifty years old, and arraigned as we are against the forces of commerce, racism, bigotry, religious extremism and narrow self-interest, the fight will be long and hard.. As Winston Churchill famously said in November 1942, “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Let us make 2014 The End Of The Beginning.


See also:

Roger Waters working on first rock album in two decades
Roger Waters: Veteran solves mystery of father’s wartime death
VIDEO: Roger Waters performs at Stand Up For Heroes benefit
Roger Waters regrets suing Pink Floyd bandmates
Roger Waters to deliver keynote at Billboard Touring Conference
Bruce Springsteen to perform at Stand Up For Heroes event
Pink Floyd: The Making of Dark Side Of The Moon coming to Blu-ray
Pink Floyd: Rare promo single sells for $3,000 on eBay
VIDEO: Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon animated tribute
Pandora responds to Pink Floyd over royalty dispute
Pink Floyd: Pandora leads internet radio royalty ripoff
Pink Floyd fan jailed for loud late-night album sessions
Pink Floyd: In The Studio marks Dark Side Of The Moon’s 40th anniversary
Pink Floyd guitarist dismissed producer’s idea to add rap to the band
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon inspires BBC radio play
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon added to Library Of Congress
Pink Floyd’s Animals featured on In The Studio
VIDEO: Roger Waters discusses The Wall on The Daily Show
Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder joins Roger Waters at Sandy concert
VIDEO: Roger Waters - The Wall 2013 European tour press conference
Roger Waters working on new music
Pink Floyd’s former North London home sells for £1.2 million
Pink Floyd’s former North London home for sale
Pink Floyd’s Momentary Lapse Of Reason featured on In TheStudio
AUDIO: Pink Floyd jamming during the 1969 Moon landing
Pink Floyd: The Wall Retrospective opens in London next week
VIDEO: Pink Floyd – The Story Of Wish You Were Here DVD preview
VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Pink Floyd’s 2011 reunion
VIDEO: Roger Waters brings Pink Floyd’s The Wall back to North America
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon hits 800th week on US charts
TODAY: David Gilmour offers free download on his birthday
VIDEO: Pink Floyd – Behind The Wall parts 1-3
Pink Floyd: Roger Waters marries for the fourth time
Pink Floyd: David Gilmour denies 2012 Olympics reunion
Pink Floyd to reunite for 2012 Olympics?
Christmas Rock: Very rare Pink Floyd
AUDIO: Pink Floyd – A Foot In The Door radio special
Roger Waters to wed for the fourth time
Pink Floyd guitarist’s son released from jail
New Pink Floyd App launched

Allman Brothers Band announce 2014 Beacon Theatre shows

The Allman Brothers Band have announced their 2014 series of shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

Rolling Stone reports the group will begin a 10-show residency on March 7.

The run includes dates on March 7 - 8, March 11-12, March 14-15, March 18-19 and March 21-22.

Tickets go on sale January 10 at 10 a.m. ET.

Gregg Allman still digs playing the annual series of shows at the legendary New York venue, where they've performed more than 220 times since 1989.

“Spontaneous things still happen," he says. "Going through the motions would be a real bore. I know a band that plays the same songs in the same order, they even say the same shit at the same time every night. But, no, we’re all still real into it.”

"These last few years,” Gregg continues, “we do the Beacon and then we do one month on the road in the summertime and that’s about it. And then everybody goes off to their own respective solo bands. It's getting more seldom that we get together, you know? It makes you really look forward to it.”

The group will release two live albums and a DVD in 2014.

In February, the band’s Allman Brothers Recording Company label dips back into the archives with “Boston Common 8/17/71”, recorded the same year as “At Fillmore East”, and less than three months before Duane Allman’s death. "It is one of the few Duane Allman-era shows that no fan has heard or owns," the band said in a statement.

On February 18th, Epic/Legacy will release a two-CD set “Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992”, and “Live at Great Woods”, a live DVD from the band’s Massachusetts show in 1991.

See also:

VIDEO: Gregg Allman, The National & Stephen Colbert perform Christmas classic
VIDEO: Allman Brothers perform Whipping Post at 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival
VIDEO: Eric Clapton jams with Allman Brothers at 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival
Gregg Allman announces fall US tour
Allman Brothers announce Peach Music Festival lineup
Gregg Allman planning new solo album
Allman Brothers announce late summer tour
Gregg Allman memoir headed to the big screen
Allman Brothers announce 2nd annual Peach Music Festival
Allman Brothers: Duane Allman box set on the way
Allman Brothers to release two vintage live recordings
Allman Brothers announce more live dates
Allman Brothers announce annual Beacon Theatre shows
VIDEO: Gregg Allman interviewed on Piers Morgan Tonight
Gregg Allman cleared by doctors to begin book tour
Gregg Allman delays book tour for heart tests
Gregg Allman autobiography due May 1
Allman Brothers Band announce 2012 Beacon Theatre dates
Allman Brothers Band to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregg Allman receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregg Allman cancels tour dates for medical reasons
Gregg Allman gets book deal
Gregg Allman talks Low Country Blues
VIDEO: Gregg Allman on A&E Private Sessions
VIDEO: Gregg Allman rocks Letterman
Allman Brothers Band 1971 archive rerelease set for January
Gregg Allman’s 1st solo album in 14 years due in January

VIDEO: Carlos Santana - 2013 Kennedy Center Honors tribute

Carlos Santana was among the recipients of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month in Washington, and video of the tribute to the guitarist is available.

Actor Harry Belafonte opened the Santana portion of the evening with a speech saluting the impact and legacy of the guitar legend.

The musical tribute started off with “Black Magic Woman” featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello on guitar, followed by “Oye Como Va.”

Blues icon and 2012 Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy stepped up to deliver a performance of “Hoochie Coochie Man”, before Steve Winwood and Sheila E. played “Everybody’s Everything.”

Santana was honored alongside fellow 2013 recipients Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, Herbie Hancock and opera singer Martina Arroyo.

The annual honor is given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture.

Santana resumes his Las Vegas residency next month at The House Of Blues.

See also:

Carlos Santana receives 2013 Kennedy Center Honors
Carlos Santana uninjured in Las Vegas car crash
Carlos Santana to receive 2013 Kennedy Center Honors
VIDEO: Santana members reunite at Journey show
The Allman Brothers and Santana announce summer shows
Carlos Santana announces 2-year Las Vegas residency
Santana has L.A. school named in his honor

Fleetwood Mac bassist returns to stage following cancer treatments

Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie returned to stage Monday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for his first live performance since starting cancer treatments this fall.

The band’s last live date was October 25 in Helsinki, Finland as the group wrapped up a European tour.

In October, the band cancelled a 14-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following news of McVie’s diagnosis.

His former wife and ex-bandmate Christine McVie shared news of the bassist’s progress last month, telling UK newspaper The Guardian that John’s prognosis was "really good. He's having his treatment in LA right now, but they caught it really early so he should be up and running in a couple of months."

Fleetwood Mac will play the MGM Grand again on New Year’s Eve for an invite-only show.

Earlier this year, the band released the 4-song “Extended Play”, their first new music in 10 years.

See also:

Stevie Nicks performs Vanessa Carlton wedding ceremony
Stevie Nicks comments on Christine McVie’s possible return to Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac: Christine McVie wants to rejoin band
Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams documentary due next month
Stevie Nicks cameo role on American Horror Story revealed
Stevie Nicks to guest on American Horror Story: Coven
Fleetwood Mac cancel tour after bassist diagnosed with cancer
VIDEO: Christine McVie reunites with Fleetwood Mac in London
Christine McVie to reunite with Fleetwood Mac on European tour
Fleetwood Mac announce Australian tour
Fleetwood Mac has more new music ready to go
Fleetwood Mac guitarist discusses band’s first new music in 10 years
Fleetwood Mac release first new music in 10 years

Monday, December 30, 2013

Guns N’ Roses: DJ Ashba announces signature Les Paul guitar line

Guns N’ Roses and SIXX: A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba has announced the March 2014 launch of his own Signature Les Paul line, which will be released by Gibson Guitars.

Ashba revealed the news via his social media sites on Monday.

While Guns N’ Roses recently teased news of a South American tour next year, they have confirmed a headline appearance at the Hell & Heaven Metal Festival in Feria De Texcoco on Sunday, March 16.

GNR tops a bill that includes Rob Zombie, Lamb Of God, Opeth, Testament and more.

KISS headline the opening night on Saturday, along with Korn, Twisted Sister and others.

Guns N’ Roses last live performances of 2013 were a pair of club shows in Montreal and Toronto in July, dates that followed a brief, 9-date series of US concerts in June.

See also:

Guns N’ Roses post holiday greetings
Guns N’ Roses announce first show of 2014
VIDEO: Slash talks to Larry King about possibility of Guns N’ Roses reunion
VIDEO: Former Guns N Roses drummer and new bride cover Sonny & Cher classic
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum marries longtime girlfriend
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum to marry next month
Guns N’ Roses guitarist sparks Las Vegas police investigation
Guns N’ Roses guitarist gets engaged
Guns N’ Roses thank fans for their patience
Guns N’ Roses guitarist says fans want new music
Guns N’ Roses announce two intimate Canadian club shows
Guns N’ Roses guitarist says electronic cigarettes almost killed him
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses headline Governors Ball
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses play Brooklyn Bowl
Guns N’ Roses to play Quebec Summer Festival
Guns N’ Roses announce surprise Brooklyn show for Thursday
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses perform in Dallas
Guns N’ Roses: Audio sample of Axl Rose’s pre-GNR band Rapidfire surfaces
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses perform in San Antonio
Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan’s memoir being made into documentary
Guns N’ Roses classic used in new ad campaign
Guns N’ Roses guitarist eager for band to record new music
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler issues statement from rehab
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler back in rehab
Guns N’ Roses add Buffalo date to summer tour
Guns N’ Roses guitarist partners with Gibson and Little Kids Rock
Guns N’ Roses announce more U.S. shows
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Democracy 3D film trailer
Lullaby Versions Of Guns N’ Roses due this month
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses guitarists interviewed in Abu Dhabi
PHOTOS: Guns N’ Roses celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Melbourne
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose to be sued after injuring fan in Perth
VIDEO: Duff McKagan& Steven Adler perform Guns N’ Roses classics in Japan
Axl Rose dismisses classic Guns N’ Roses reunion talk
Guns N’ Roses guitarist itching for band to make new album
Guns N’ Roses: VH1 Classic to broadcast 2012 London concert
Guns N’ Roses play Tommy Hilfiger private launch party
Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains confirmed for Rocklahoma
Guns N’ Roses: Judge dismisses Axl Rose’s $20M Activision lawsuit
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose added to Topps 2013 Archives Baseball Set
Guns N’ Roses added to Governors Ball
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses bassist talks gear at NAMM
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose close to losing $20M Activision lawsuit
Guns N’ Roses: Promoter promises Axl Rose will be on time for Aussie shows
Guns N’ Roses guitarist explains band’s concert tardiness
Guns N’ Roses preview Appetite For Democracy 3D concert film
Guns N’ Roses announce Australian tour
Guns N’ Roses classic performed by New York Rangers goaltender
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot offers free song download
Rock News Artist Of The Year #2: GUNS N’ ROSES
Rock News Story Of The Year #3: GUNS N’ ROSES
Guns N’ Roses bassist throws tantrum in India
Rock News Artist Of The Year #9: SLASH
Rock News Story Of The Year #9: GUNS N’ ROSES
Guns N’ Roses dedicate India show to Ravi Shankar
Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen lead 2012 hennemusic Rock News Awards finalists
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses joined by Izzy Stradlin in Las Vegas
Guns N’ Roses top the hennemusic Hot 10
Guns N’ Roses film Las Vegas show in 3D
Guns N’ Roses announce Tokyo concert date
Two original Guns N’ Roses members to tour Japan
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell recalls touring with Guns N’ Roses
Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin releases new single
Guns N’ Roses: Las Vegas residency supporting Red Cross relief efforts
Guns N’ Roses: Live In London 2012 screenings postponed by band
Guns N’ Roses: Las Vegas concert to air on SiriusXM
Hard Rock Hotel alters controversial ads for Guns N’ Roses residency
Guns N’ Roses top the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
PHOTO: Guns N’ Roses – Axl Rose exhibit opens in Las Vegas
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses kick off Las Vegas residency
Axl Rose talks classic Guns N’ Roses lineup in new interview
Guns N’ Roses: Las Vegas official regrets street name change in honor of band
PHOTOS: Las Vegas street renamed for Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses: Las Vegas to rename street in band’s honor
Guns N’ Roses top the hennemusic Hot 10
Guns N’ Roses: Slash’s wife slams Axl Rose’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Axl Rose guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
VIDEO: Neil Young duets with Axl Rose at Bridge School Benefit
Guns N’ Roses: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino poker chips to be released
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses unplug for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit
Guns N’ Roses: Custom drinks available during Las Vegas residency
Gilby Clarke to perform anthem at NFL game in Tampa this weekend
Duff McKagan: How to say no to drugs
Guns N’ Roses announce Jakarta concert date
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Richard Fortus interviewed at Hellfest
Guns N’ Roses guitarist updates status of new music
Guns N’ Roses: Live In London 2012 to debut in German cinemas
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose schedules first live TV interview in 20 years
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose tries to shut down L.A. art show
Guns N’ Roses selling used tour gear on eBay
Lottery winner wants to reunite original Guns N’ Roses lineup
Guns N’ Roses: Guitar Hero lawsuit update
Guns N’ Roses announce Las Vegas residency
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Inside Appetite For Destruction with Slash
PHOTOS: Guns N’ Roses play wedding in France with Izzy Stradlin
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses members talk new music
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Axl Rose parties in Isreal
Guns N’ Roses top the hennemusic Hot 10
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Axl Rose falls on stage at Hellfest
VIDEO: Slash joined by Halestorm singer for Guns N’ Roses classic
Tom Cruise covers Guns N’ Roses and tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose thanks woman for returning stolen jewelry
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose’s jewelry returned, woman arrested
Guns N’ Roses: Axl Rose robbed of $200,000 worth of jewelry
AUDIO: Hear Tom Cruise cover Guns N’ Roses’ Paradise City
VIDEO: Izzy Stradlin joins Guns N’ Roses for night 2 in London
Guns N’ Roses banning Slash tshirts at UK concerts
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Slash talks Rock Hall induction
VIDEO: Izzy Stradlin joins Guns N’ Roses in London
PHOTOS: Izzy Stradlin joins Guns N’ Roses in London
Guns N’ Roses top the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses - Axl Rose threatens to walk off stage in Liverpool
Guns N’ Roses keyboardist explains why he missed Rock Hall induction
Guns N’ Roses guitarist comments on hiring models as fans
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Axl Rose falls on stage in Liverpool
Guns N’ Roses hire models for front row in Glasgow

Queen guitarist reveals health scare

Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed a recent health scare as he processes the news during the holiday season.

Having successfully undergone knee replacement surgery earlier this year, May was experiencing various pains this fall and hooked up with his doctor a couple of weeks ago for a check-up.

According to May, MRI scans “showed up all kinds of mechanical disc and vertebra problems that might be the cause of the pain, but there were also some abnormalities in the bones - things that the report said needed urgent attention. So around Christmas I've been having a succession of blood tests, ultrasounds, and various kinds of scans, to see if they could rule out various kinds of cancer.”

“Now, on hearing the ‘C’ word something happens inside you … of course,” posted May on his website. “I've seen so many of my dear friends fighting it … and my Dad lost his battle at age 66, exactly the age I am now. So over the last few days I've been in various states of unrest.”

“Well, rephrasing slightly, the REALLY great thing is that so far the tests have eliminated a lot of nasty things,” the guitarist wrote on Saturday. “My PET scan was today, and it felt pretty grim in there. But a few hours later I got a text from my specialist saying that he hadn't found any evidence of cancers in the tests so far. I have one more scan on Monday, but I'm beginning to feel cautiously optimistic.”

On Monday, May issued an update while thanking fans for their support.

“I've been overwhelmed by the amazing messages you've been sending me, folks, since I wrote about my 'Health Scare',” he wrote. “It's taken me by surprise - for many reasons. I really didn't realise how much you guys were gunning for me … it's great to know that, and I can't thank you enough. It puts a smile on my face. But I didn't realise that biting the bullet and mentioning the "C" word would unlock such an avalanche. I now realise that so any of you have been wrestling with this all along, personally, or in family or friends, and, like me, found it hard to share.”

“I'm going for another scan tomorrow [30 Dec] early, so I'll know more soon. Like I said, my specialist has given me permission to be optimistic!”

See also:

Queen post holiday message
Queen guitarist updates unreleased Freddie Mercury project
VIDEO: Queen – A tour of The Studio Experience Montreux
Queen cast lead role for Freddie Mercury film
Queen launch The Studio Experience exhibition
Queen sign new deal with Universal Music
Queen discover more unreleased Freddie Mercury material
Queen: Freddie Mercury documentary wins International Emmy Award
Queen drummer Roger Taylor releases Sunny Day video
Queen drummer streams Fun On Earth bonus track
Queen to release limited edition 6 DVD box set
Queen: Hungarian Rhapsody wins Bronze Box Office Award
Queen guitarist shares Freddie Mercury film update
Queen: Roger Taylor to release new album and solo catalog
Queen: Freddie Mercury documentary earns Emmy nomination
Queen guitarist hints at new album with unreleased Freddie Mercury tracks
Queen: Schools Will Rock You comes to North America
Queen team with Angry Birds for Freddie For A Day 2013
Queen announce AIDS Benefit in support of The Mercury Phoenix Trust
VIDEO: Queen preview Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert DVD
Queen guitarist Brian May undergoes knee replacement surgery
Queen drummer finishes first solo album in 15 years
Queen: Freddie Mercury’s duets with Michael Jackson to be released
Queen: Sacha Baron Cohen quits Freddie Mercury biopic
Queen: Freddie Mercury gorilla returns to Norwich after facelift
Queen: Freddie Mercury gorilla art update
Queen guitarist enters Freddie Mercury gorilla art controversy
Queen: Freddie Mercury gorilla art removed over copyright issues
Queen: Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert reissue due this fall
Queen: Limited-edition Icon collection due next week
Queen guitarist slams The Voice
Queen: The Queen Chronology book now available
“Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl” DVD reissue due next month
Black Sabbath and Queen guitarists discuss possible collaboration
Queen musical We Will Rock You to launch North American tour
Queen honored with PRS For Music Heritage Award
Black Sabbath and Queen guitarists to team up for album
Queen: Live At Wembley Stadium 25th anniversary edition reissue coming
Queen: New owner reveals plans for Freddie Mercury’s Rolls Royce
Queen: Freddie Mercury’s Rolls Royce sets record at auction
Queen: Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls Royce up for auction
Queen releases 40 Years Of Queen ebook
Rock News Artist Of The Year #10: QUEEN
Queen announce Queen Extravaganza North American tour
Queen drummer Roger Taylor to release solo album
Queen provide update on Freddie Mercury film
Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest DVD due next month
Led Zeppelin, Queen & Iron Maiden members rock Sunflower Jam
Queen’s Freddie Mercury becomes an Angry Bird
VIDEO: Queen rock the Olympics finale
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody voted UK’s favorite #1 single
Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender coming to DVD this fall
VIDEO: Queen + Adam Lambert – Watch complete Kiev concert
VIDEO: The Queen Extravaganza opens tour in Quebec City
Freddie Mercury to appear in Queen show next week
Queen and Adam Lambert announce third London show
VIDEO: Queen rock second night of American Idol
VIDEO: American Idol’s Top 6 perform Queen classics
VIDEO: Queen rock American Idol
VIDEO: Queen Extravaganza promo
Queen returning to rock American Idol
Queen to play four shows with Adam Lambert
Queen top UK’s best-selling albums of all time
VIRAL VIDEO: Drunken man sings Queen classic in police cruiser
VIDEO: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody featured in new TV commercial
VIDEO: Blue Oyster Cult guitarist covers Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody by himself

U2 to receive Sonny Bono Visionary Award

U2 will be honored with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) this weekend.

The band will receive the honor at the event’s Awards Gala on Saturday, January 4 at the Palm Springs Convention Center; the Festival runs January 3-13.

“We normally present the Sonny Bono Visionary Award to a director, but for our 25th anniversary we wanted to take the occasion to celebrate U2, a visionary group and the world’s premier rock band, for their unparalleled humanitarian work against extreme poverty, disease, and social injustice,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Their latest song ‘Ordinary Love’ from the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is an ode to Nelson Mandela, who had such a powerful impact on our world, and a man whom the band worked with in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present the 2014 Sonny Bono Visionary Award to U2.”

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom chronicles the inspirational life of Nelson Mandela as an international icon and one of the world’s most revered leaders. The film spans Mandela’s exceptional life journey from his early years as a herd boy in South Africa’s rural Cape region, to his days as a lawyer and Apartheid resistance leader, and on to his twenty-seven years spent in Robben Island prison before becoming the nation’s first democratically elected President. Acclaimed actor Idris Elba stars, with Naomie Harris playing the role of his wife Winnie Mandela.

The song “Ordinary Love” from the film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Original Song category for a Motion Picture, as well as a nominee for Best Song from the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics Choice Movie Awards.

U2 have been working on a new album which is expected to be released in the spring of 2014.

See also:

U2 post Paul Epworth mix of Ordinary Love
AUDIO: U2 post Mandela version of Breathe
U2’s The Joshua Tree enters 2014 Grammy Hall Of Fame
VIDEO: U2’s Bono & Edge cover Daft Punk’s Get Lucky
U2 premiere Ordinary Love lyric video
VIDEO: U2 featured on new 1983 US Festival DVD package
U2 aiming to release new album in spring 2014
U2 to release limited-edition vinyl single on Black Friday
U2 bassist weds Brazilian model
U2’s Bono receives French honor
VIDEO: U2 redo Sunday Bloody Sunday for agit8 campaign
U2 wrapping up new album
VIDEO: Watch full U2 set at Bill Clinton salute
AUDIO: Damien Rice covers U2
AUDIO: Jack White covers U2
VIDEO: Bono leads ONE campaign to fight African famine
U2 report false alarm on Bono health scare news
U2 unveil Achtung Baby box set
U2 documentary to open Toronto International Film Festival
VIDEO: U2 pays tribute to Amy Winehouse
VIDEO: U2 - Bono & The Edge rock Letterman
VIDEO: U2 pays tribute to Clarence Clemons in Anaheim
U2 break Rolling Stones’ record for highest grossing tour in history
U2, Guns N’ Roses named Best Albums of 1980s
Songs For Japan features Foo Fighters, U2, Springsteen & more
U2’s Bono can’t give away new R.E.M. album
Super Bowl Flashback: U2 (2002)

Motley Crue: Greatest Hits featured on In The Studio

Motley Crue’s Greatest Hits are featured on this week’s episode of North American rock radio series In The Studio.

Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil join host Redbead to look back at the band’s career, and to share stories behind songs like “Shout At The Devil”, “Looks That Kill”, “Home Sweet Home”, “Girls Girls Girls”, “Kickstart My Heart”, “Wild Side”, “Dr Feelgood” and more.

Hear Motley Crue’s Greatest Hits on In The Studio here.

This past fall, the band wrapped up their second Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where they played an exclusive 12-show run from September 18 through October 6.

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