Monday, March 31, 2014

Tenacious D cover The Last In Line for Ronnie James Dio tribute album



Tenacious D recorded “The Last In Line” for the new Ronnie James Dio tribute album, “This Is Your Life” (due April 1), and the song is now available for streaming.

Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass are longtime fans of the legendary singer: the pair recorded the track, “Dio”, on their 2001 self-titled debut – Ronnie countered by including the guys to the video for his 2002 single, “Push.” Dio himself also appeared in the D’s 2006 film, “The Pick Of Destiny”, and guested on the song, “Kickapoo”, from the companion soundtrack album.

“Dio was the master,” says Black. “The Pavarotti of heavy metal vocalists. Soaring melodies and a lion’s roar to match. He was also one of the coolest guys I’ve ever had the honor of meeting. No one could touch his brilliance, on or off the stage.”

“It’s hard not to pick a great Dio track, but this one appealed to us,” adds Gass. “Recording the track was a blast. Our electric guitarist John Konesky shredded a solo. I said, ‘That’s pretty good, but let’s try out my recorder.’ Lo and behold it shredded even more and added a unique element to the track. Dio obviously has been a
major influence and inspiration for the D. His performance in The Pick of Destiny was a magical moment for us, and we’ll always miss him. Rock on, Dio.”

In addition to Tenacious D, “This Is Your Life” features newly-recorded covers of the singer’s work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio by Metallica, Motorhead, the Scorpions, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Corey Taylor Anthrax, Halestorm and others.

Proceeds from “This Is Your Life” will benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio. The charity is dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.

Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.




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Duff McKagan to rejoin Guns N’ Roses for South American tour



Duff McKagan is preparing to rejoin Guns N’ Roses for their South American tour in April while bassist Tommy Stinson steps aside to fulfill commitments with The Replacements.

Duff tweeted a photo of setlists full of GNR tunes (below), writing, “Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil! See y'all in the next few weeks, Si? GNR.”

The 2014 shows will mark the third time McKagan has re-teamed with pal Axl Rose: in October of 2010, he played with GNR for the first time in 14 years during a show in London, and again in December of 2011 for back-to-back dates in Vancouver and Seattle.

Meanwhile, Stinson will play Coachella with The Replacements, including shows on April 11 and April 18.

Thee’s no official word on the timing of Duff’s return, as GNR are scheduled to play 7 shows in South America in April.





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VIDEO: Eddie Van Halen at Six Flags Magic Mountain



New video of Eddie and Wolfgang Van Halen hanging out at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California has surfaced.

The Van Halens can be seen hamming it up for the camera in the clip, which was posted to Instagram on Sunday by Creed guitarist Eric Friedman, who writes, “Feelin the VH love before riding #X2 at #sixflags ..that ride is riiiiidiculous!!”

Friedman joined the pair at the Los Angeles Kings game on Saturday, as well – see photos here.

Reports indicate Van Halen are actively working on a new album, the follow-up to 2012’s “A Different Kind Of Truth.”

In January, Van Halen pick up their third straight Rock News Artist Of The Year honor as part of the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards – read more about it here.






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Rolling Stones announce European tour



The Rolling Stones have announced the full schedule for a European tour this summer.

The band will play 14 concerts on the 14 On Fire trek, with new dates added to the previously-revealed shows in
Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy and Belgium.

The European shows will start in Fornebu, Norway on May 26 and wrap up July 3 at the Rosklide Festival in Denmark.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Saturday, April 5 at 10am local time.

The Stones recently postponed seven shows in Australia and New Zealand following the sudden death of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott; those dates are expected to be rebooked for this fall.

Rolling Stones
14 On Fire European tour

May 26 - Fornebu, Norway - Oslo Telenor Arena
May 29 - Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon Rock in Rio Festival
Jun 01 - Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich Letzigrund Stadium
Jun 04 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Tel Aviv Hayarkon Park
Jun 07 - Landgraaf, Holland - Pinkpop Festival
Jun 10 - Berlin, Germany - Berlin Waldbuhne
Jun 13 - Paris, France - Paris Stade de France
Jun 16 - Vienna, Austria - Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium
Jun 19 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Dusseldorf Esprit Arena
Jun 22 - Rome, Italy - Rome Circus Maximus
Jun 25 - Madrid, Spain - Madrid Bernabéu Stadium
Jun 28 – Belgium - TW Classic Festival
Jul 01 - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Tele2 Arena
Jul 03 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival




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Sebastian Bach releases Temptation video



Sebastian Bach has released the video for “Temptation”, the lead single from his new album, “Give ‘Em Hell.”

“I have waited so long for this!,” says Bach. “This is the song that so many of you freaked out to on the Jay Mohr Show a while back and now we have an INCREDIBLE video by Patrick Fogarty that I cannot wait for you all to see!!!!!! It is mind blowing to me to have my friends Duff McKagan, Will Hunt & Devin Bronson in the video, also with John 5 and Bobby Jarzombek on the track!!”

“Give ‘Em Hell” is due April 22 in North America (March 18 in Japan and March 25 in Europe).

Bach will play a series of four US east coast concert dates to launch the album; he’ll performe at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York on April 24 before playing shows in New Jersey, Maryland and Maine the same week.




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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tom Petty reveals new album details



Tom Petty will release a new album, “Hypnotic Eye”, this summer.

“I knew I wanted to do a rock ‘n’ roll record,” Petty reveals in a new interview with Rolling Stone. “We hadn’t made a straight, hard-rocking record, from beginning to end, in a long time.”

Petty’s first album with The Heartbreakers in four years (since 2010’s “Mojo”) signals a return to the sound and feel of his first two records, 1976’s self-titled debut and 1978’s “You’re Gonna Get It!”

“That’s what [long-time guitarist] Mike [Campbell] said: ‘You sing like you did on the first two albums,’” explained Petty. “Maybe this album does sound like that. But it’s that band 30 years later.”

Writing material for the 11-track record, co-produced by Petty, Campbell and Ryan Ulyate, took place periodically over the past three years. “You must get the songs,” says Tom. “It takes to write 10 or 11 really good songs.”

Petty says he will tour this year in support of the project.



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Pink Floyd: Flaming Lips releasing Dark Side Of The Moon companion album



The Flaming Lips have just announced a March 31st release of “The Flaming Side Of The Moon”, a project they have billed as a companion piece to the original 1973 Pink Floyd album, “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, and a stream of the project can be heard below.

“Listeners are encouraged to listen to the new Lips album while listening to Dark Side at the same time,” explained the band. “Flaming Side Of The Moon was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard Of Oz. For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons’ engineered quadraphonic LP mix of Dark Side, but it will work with the album on any format.”

A limited edition 100 vinyl copies will reportedly be distributed to friends and family of The Flaming Lips.

No further details, including a tracklisting, have been announced.

The project marks the second full release of a Dark Side-related project by the group, following 2009’s “The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon”, a collaborative track-for-track reimagining of Pink Floyd's seminal album.





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KISS movie update



Director Alan G. Parker continues work on the KISS film, “You Wanted The Best... You Got The Best”, and has issued an update on the project.

“As of this week, we now have the first rough assembly of the movie... it runs 2 hours 37 minutes (ironically the exact same length as my last movie!) and is still full of time coded archive, or footage from my vast bootleg collection,” explains Parker. “We will fix a date for Paul & Gene to view it in LA... Thus far the film as only been viewed by a small handful of friends from within the industry, other Producers/Directors etc... But they all love it... And are saying it's my best work to date.”

“We have un-earthed some great archive, and found a few masters, where masters were thought to no longer exist,” he continues. “One of my favourites being the 1976 first UK trip, Granada TV had the original broadcast master, which looks incredible... I'm very proud of the movie.”

“If Paul & Gene both like it,” adds Parker, “we will replace archive with masters, get some of pictures from the KISS office and put the film up for picture grading and final Dolby sound mix... Under my guidance.”

The director also revealed a possible timetable for the film’ release, saying “We would look to release to cinema in September/October 2014.”

Parker’s credits include “Never Mind The Sex Pistols”, “Who Killed Nancy”, “Rebel Truce: The History of The Clash” and “Monty Python: Almost The Truth”.

As for KISS, the band’s original lineup will be inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York on April 10, along with Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.



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Bret Michaels previews video for new single A Beautiful Soul



Poison frontman Bret Michaels is sharing a preview of the video for his new single, “A Beautiful Soul”, which will be released on April 1.

Michaels will perform the track on the April 2 edition of "Oprah's Lifeclass", the same day the full video will be available.

The rocker continues to perform year-round, continuing his live dates in the next week with a pair of private functions in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Scottsdale, Arizona before s atring of dates up and down the east coast.





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PHOTOS: Eddie Van Halen spotted at Los Angeles Kings game



Eddie Van Halen and his son, Wolfgang, attended the Los Angeles Kings home game against the Winnipeg Jets at the Staples Center on Saturday, and photos from the event have surfaced.

“Apparently my dad, @ericcfriedman and I were on tv during the kings game for a sec!”,tweeted Wolfgang along with a photo of the three in the stands.

A second image of Eddie posing with two fans has also been posted on Facebook.

Wolfgang, who recently celebrated his 23rd birthday, is known as a rabid Kings fan who regularly attends games in his hometown.

Reports indicate Van Halen are actively working on a new album, the follow-up to 2012’s “A Different Kind Of Truth.”





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Van Halen mark 35th anniversary of Van Halen II
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Black Sabbath confirm Hyde Park show



Following days of teasing by event organizers, Black Sabbath have formally announced that they will headline the opening night of the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park on July 4.

The band will be joined by a lineup that includes Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motorhead, Soulfly and Wolfmother, among others.

“The first time I came to London I didn’t have a pot to piss in,” says Ozzy Osbourne. “I spent the advance I got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave. Almost 50 years on, we’re doing a bit better for ourselves, so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park. It’s the most beautiful park in London and its gates have been opened to so many legends in the past. We’re beyond honored
to be allowed to put on a show – and we hope that Royals will enjoy it.”


Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, April 4 at 9 AM local time.

Already confirmed for the 10-day event, which runs July 4 – 13, are McBusted (July 6) and Neil Young & Crazy Horse (July 12).

Black Sabbath will resume their “13” world tour on Tuesday in New York, the first date in a series of North American shows that includes a 3-week run across Canada.




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The Rolling Stones top the hennemusic Hot 10



The Rolling Stones top this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

The band recently postponed a tour of Australia and New Zealand in the wake of the passing of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott.

Read all about it in this week’s top story.

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

For a full list of hennemusic Hot 10 charts, check out the archives here.


hennemusic Hot 10
week ending March 30, 2014

01 – Rolling Stones postpone Australia and New Zealand tour
02 – AUDIO: Hear Metallica’s tribute to Ronnie James Dio
03 – VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses kick off South American tour in Brazil
04 – Aerosmith and Slash confirm US summer tour
05 – Peter Criss comments on KISS not performing at Rock Hall induction
06 – KISS feud lands band their first Rolling Stone cover
07 – AUDIO: Corey Taylor covers Rainbow In The Dark for Ronnie James Dio tribute album
08 – Queen and Adam Lambert expand North American tour
09 – John Lennon, Kurt Cobain and Elvis featured in Dutch beer commercial
10 – Jason Bonham and Glenn Hughes launch California Breed


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Mar 23: Metallica
Mar 16: Journey
Mar 09: KISS
Mar 02: KISS
Feb 23: Rollng Stones
Feb 16: Van Halen
Feb 09: Journey
Feb 02: Van Halen

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Black Sabbath resume rehearsals for spring tour



Black Sabbath have resumed rehearsals as they prepare to return to the road to continue their “13” world tour.

Shows start up again March 31 in New York; the spring trek across North America includes a 3-week Canadian tour that begins April 3 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and wraps April 22 in Edmonton, Alberta, followed by a Los Angeles stop at the Hollywood Bowl on April 26.

“It’s really good to be back in rehearsals with the band, we’re just polishing things up having not played live for over three months,” says guitarist Tony Iommi. “Must have been all the shows last year because I remembered the songs better than I thought I would.”

“We’re all hoping it’s not going to be too cold in Canada,” Iommi continued, “my memories of recording ‘Never Say Die’ in Toronto are mostly about the weather! It makes me appreciate all of you that can live and survive in the cold (or heat come to that), anyway, we’ll be doing our best to raise the temperature every night. To finish up this part of our tour we’ll be going from the cold of Edmonton to outdoors in Los Angeles, and that’ll be strange.”

In sync with the spring tour, the band will release “The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1978)”, an 8-disc box set featuring their 1970s catalogue, on April 15.

The package was released on iTunes in January, and a variation of the set (which also included DVDs) was first issued in 2004.

The box set contains all of the studio albums Black Sabbath recorded for Warner Bros. Records during the 1970s, including its iconic, eponymous debut (1970), the multi-platinum landmark "Paranoid" (1970), the platinum albums "Master Of Reality" (1971), "Vol. 4" (1972), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973), as well as the gold albums "Sabotage" (1975), "Technical Ecstasy" (1976), and "Never Say Die!" (1978).




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Ozzy Osbourne: Previously unheard recordings with Randy Rhoads surface
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Gregg Allman issues health update



Gregg Allman is updating fans on his health issues, which recently caused the postponement of The Allman Brothers Band’s final four dates of their residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre.

"I feel almost 100% following my bout with Bronchitis,” says Gregg. “I look forward to seeing the Allman Brothers Band fans at the Wanee Festival April 10-12, and I cannot wait for my first trip to Australia with my solo band to meet my down under fans."

The affected Beacon Theatre dates were March 25, March 26, March 28 and March 29; ticketholders are being advised to retain their tickets, which will be honored for the soon-to-be-announced rescheduled engagements; anyone seeking refunds may obtain them from the original point of purchase.

The Allman Brothers host their 10th annual Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, Florida next month.; joining them will be more than 30 acts, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band, Blues Traveler, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and many more.

Full event details can be foundt at waneefestival.com

In January, the Allman Brothers announced that they will cease touring at the end of the year as they close out their 45th anniversary.




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VIDEO: Van Halen – Upgraded 1978 and 1979 live footage surfaces



** UPDATE 0412-14

The Van Halen footage originally used for this story has been removed from YouTube by the source, so it is no longer available. Due to the high demand by hennemusic readers to see vintage live VH, we have accessed additional footage to present here. Unfortunately, the 2010 upgrade of the 1978 show and the 2012 upgrade of the 1979 show is of a lower quality than the 2014 upgrade, but of historical significance, nonetheless.

** UPDATE 0115-15

Some of the upgraded footage resurfaced recently and has been re-added to the story - including "Eruption" from the 1978 show and "Light Up The Sky" from the 1979 concert




Upgraded, vintage concert footage of Van Halen live in Fresno, California over two shows in 1978 and 1979 has surfaced online.

According to the source, the material from the Selland Arena concerts on the band’s first two world tours has been remastered frame by frame in uncompressed HD “from my original Fuji single-8 films.”

The September 22, 1978 footage features clips of set-opener “On Fire” from the band’s self-titled debut, and the encore of “Bottoms Up” – 6 months before it would appear on the band’s second album.

The March 25, 1979 concert was the opening night of the group’s world tour in support of the newly-released “Van Halen II” album, including clips of show-opener “Light Up The Sky” and mid-set tune, “On Fire.”

Partial clips of all material include images and audio from the concerts.

The footage has been available online for years; an upgraded version was posted in 2010, but the latest videos are the highest-quality, direct-from-source material to surface to date.

The source filmed about 25 minutes of each concert, so as fans wait for footage of full songs to appear, it’s worth noting that the complete sets from either show won’t be available via this source.









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Van Halen mark 35th anniversary of Van Halen II
PHOTO: Wolfgang Van Halen celebrates 23rd birthday with parents
VIDEO: David Lee Roth releases new episode of The Roth Show
Controversy over Eddie Van Halen asking to join KISS continues
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Bruce Springsteen tribute concert to air on AXS TV



The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year concert film honoring Bruce Springsteen will air on AXS TV Sunday, March 30 at 8 PM ET, and a preview of the broadcast is available.

Hosted by Jon Stewart, the tribute recognizes Springsteen's extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work, and features Bruce and the E Street Band in addition to more than a dozen performances of Springsteen's work by other artists.

Viewers will see Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Elton John, Sting, Patti Smith, John Legend, Kenny Chesney and more deliver unique versions of Springsteen classics before the honoree hits the stage with the E Street Band to close the show.

Established in 1989, MusiCares provides a place for musicians to turn to in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis; the foundation's programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.

To learn more about MusiCares and/or to make a donation, click here.

“A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen” was just released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.

Following his appearance at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival on April 6, Springsteen will launch a US tour in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8.

The E Street Band will also be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a special Award for Musical Excellence at the April 10 induction ceremony in New York, which will air on HBO in May.




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KISS: Ace Frehley to appear at Texas Frightmare Weekend



Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will appear at the Texas Frightmare Weekend in May.

The annual event, which runs May 2 – 4 in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, is billed as “the Southwest's premier horror convention”

The weekend celebrates all aspects of genre films and hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country.

For full event details, visit texasfrightmareweekend.com

On April 10, Frehley and the original lineup of KISS will be inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York, along with Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.

Frehley will also release “Space Invader”, his first new album in five years, on June 24.

The set will include at least nine new original songs, as well as a cover of “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band.




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KISS feud lands band their first Rolling Stone cover
Peter Criss comments on KISS not performing at Rock Hall induction
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VIDEO: Rush release trailer for Rediscovered LP box set


Rush have released a trailer for the “Rediscovered” LP box set, the upcoming reissue of their 1974 self-titled album to mark its 40th anniversary.

Due April 15, the package features the Rush debut re-mastered at Abbey Road studios by Sean McGee, who has been responsible for all recent Beatles vinyl re-masters.

The Re-discovered vinyl is encased in a 12 x 12 high quality box. Pressed on audiophile 200 gram vinyl on the Direct Metal Mastering process, this is the highest quality vinyl currently available.

This release contains a re-production of the original 1974 Canadian retail poster (only 500 were ever originally printed) and individual Moon Records publicity photos of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and original drummer John Rutsey.

This release also contains a first time ever Rush Family Tree, tracing origins of the band dating back to 1965 and a memorabilia collage of early Canadian and US gig ads, reviews, photos and the first ever Rush bio.

Alex Lifeson recently confirmed the Canadian band will mark its 41st anniversary next year with a lengthy world tour.




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Friday, March 28, 2014

VIDEO: Soundgarden play first show with new drummer



Soundgarden kicked off a series of South American dates on Thursday in Lima, Peru, delivering their first show with drummer Matt Chamberlain, and video of the performance is available.

Last fall, Soundgarden revealed that Matt Cameron would be unable to join them on the road this year due to his obligations with Pearl Jam.

“We’d like to officially welcome Matt Chamberlain who will be playing drums with us in South America, and for the summer,” posted the group. “Can’t wait to see you all soon!”

Chamberlain is well known as a session drummer, having appeared on over 200 records, including projects by Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie.

Soundgarden are on the road in support of their latest album, “King Animal.” The band are set to play Lollapalooza shows in Chile, Argentina and Brazil in the next week, while a European tour will begin June 6 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Seattle rockers are teaming up with Nine Inch Nails for a summer tour of North America, with dates starting July 19 in Las Vegas.







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Thursday, March 27, 2014

VIDEO: Metallica release Peru concert footage


Metallica have released behind-the-scenes and performance footage from their March 20th concert in Lima, Peru.

The group is sharing video from the Tuning Room as well as "The Four Horsemen" and "Whiplash" from the show, the third stop on their current two-week run through South America.

On May 16, Metallica will team up with the Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants for the 2nd annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park, when the team hosts the Miami Marlins.

“Get there early as we'll be on hand to do all the fun pre-game rituals,” advises the band. “... the National Anthem, throwing out the first pitch, and so on. If you're into Metallica, baseball and, most importantly, the San Francisco Giants, make sure you snag a ticket for the game.”

Partial proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit the Bay Area Chapter of Little Kids Rock.

At the first Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco last year, drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the ceremonial first pitch and guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the National Anthem as part of the festivities.




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AUDIO: Hear Metallica’s tribute to Ronnie James Dio
VIDEO: Metallica release Bogota concert footage
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AUDIO: Corey Taylor covers Rainbow In The Dark for Ronnie James Dio tribute album



Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor recorded “Rainbow In The Dark” for the forthcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album, “This Is Your Life” (due April 1), and the song is now available for streaming.

Taylor is joined by Steel Panther guitarist Satchel, Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga, and touring buddies Jason Christopher and Christian Martucci for the classic tune, which was originally featured on 1983’s “Holy Diver.”

“Ronnie was the most natural singer I have ever witnessed,” says Taylor. “He could do anything,
hit any note, make any audience lose their minds. He was one of the greatest and I’m so happy I got to see him live. ‘Rainbow in the Dark’ was the first Dio song I really loved to death – just a powerful, high-energy hard rock song that was so good I wished I’d written it. When I was asked to be a part of this album, I knew there was only one track I wanted to record and luckily I got it. I only hope I did it justice. Having had the privilege of meeting Ronnie before he passed, I hope he knows how much I loved him for who and what he was: One of the greatest.”


In addition to Taylor, “This Is Your Life” features newly-recorded covers of the singer’s work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio by Metallica, Motorhead, the Scorpions, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Tenacious D, Anthrax, Halestorm and others.

Proceeds from “This Is Your Life” will benefit The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio. The charity is dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.

Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.




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AUDIO: Hear Metallica’s tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio to be honored by Syracuse Area Music Hall Of Fame
Dio to release 1993 London concert
Ronnie James Dio tribute album announced
Scorpions recording Rainbow classic for Ronnie James Dio tribute album
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Rolling Stones: L’Wren Scott leaves $9 million estate to Mick Jagger



Fashion designer L’Wren Scott left her estate – valued at $9 million – to her longtime partner, Mick Jagger, according to the New York Post.

Although reports indicated Scott’s design business, LS Fashion Ltd., was $5.9 million in the red, the paper says her will bequeathed her $8 million condo, which she owned under a corporate name, to the Rolling Stones frontman…as well as $1 million in other valuables.

“I give all my jewelry, clothing, household furniture and furnishings, personal automobiles and other tangible articles of a personal nature … to Michael Philip Jagger,” Scott’s will says, according to court papers reviewed by The Post Wednesday.

Scott was found dead by suicide in her New York apartment on March 17.

Jagger was joined by family and friends as Scott was laid to rest at a private funeral service in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The Stones postponed seven shows in Australia and New Zealand on their 14 On Fire tour following the news; reports suggest the concerts will likely be rescheduled for October andNovember.



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Def Leppard singer shares new album update



Def Leppard recently regrouped in Dublin, Ireland to write music for a new album, and now singer Joe Elliott is sharing an update on the band’s progress and plans for the project.

“We just came out of a writing session in February with 12 new songs,” Elliott tells Billboard. “We’ve got this [KISS summer] tour, then we’ll finish the album after that. We’ve never been this busy really.”

Elliott says the band are taking full control of the album, their first since 2008’s “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge.”

“Def Leppard is producing the album, because when it comes down to it, every producer that we ever think of and talk about falls at least number two behind Mutt Lange,” he explains. “We’re not gonna get Mutt, but we worked with him for 11 years in a studio, so we know how it works. Queen made their own records. For the state of the music industry and the place that we hold in it, if we’re even in it, cause I’ve always thought we were
in our own little universe, there’s no need. If we have a hit, it won’t matter who produced it… It’ll be down to the song. And we were determined to write all these songs on our own and what we’ve got going so far sounds incredible.”


Def Leppard and KISS will launch a North American tour on June 23 in West Valley City, Utah – for more details, click here.

Elliott is currently promoting “The Further Adventures Of…”, the forthcoming new album by his Mott The Hoople-inspired side project, Down N Outz.

The group were formed specifically to open a series of 2009 reunion shows for Mott The Hoople at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

Due April 21 (April 22 in North America), “The Further Adventures Of…” is the band’s third project, following 2010’s debut album, “My Re-Generation”, and the “Live At Hammersmith Apollo” DVD recorded during the 2009 shows.




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Black Sabbath to headline BST Hyde Park Festival



Black Sabbath will headline the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park in July.

While fans await the formal announcement, event organizers have posted a teaser image of Sabbath on stage with the caption, “Paranoid that you're not getting enough rock this summer? Well that's all about to change…”

Sabbath are rumoured to headline the festival’s opening night on Friday, July 4.

Already confirmed for the 10-day event, which runs July 4 – 13, are McBusted (July 6) and Neil Young & Crazy Horse (July 12).

More headliners are to be announced.

Black Sabbath resume their “13” world tour with a series of North American shows starting March 31 in New York.

On April 15, the band will release “The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1978)”, an 8-disc box set featuring their 1970s catalog.

The package was released on iTunes in January, and a variation of the set (which also included DVDs) was first issued in 2004.

The box set contains all of the studio albums Black Sabbath recorded for Warner Bros. Records during the 1970s, including its iconic, eponymous debut (1970), the multi-platinum landmark "Paranoid" (1970), the platinum albums "Master Of Reality" (1971), "Vol. 4" (1972), and "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1973), as well as the gold albums "Sabotage" (1975), "Technical Ecstasy" (1976), and "Never Say Die!" (1978).




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KISS: Ace Frehley announces new album



Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will release a new album, “Space Invader”, on June 24.

Frehley’s first new solo project 2009’s “Anomaly” will include at least nine new original songs as well as a cover of “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band.

“Life on Earth has been very good to me, and the body of work I’ve created over the years has withstood the test of time,” says Ace. “Today I see no obstacles before me and my creativity has never been more fine tuned. Growing up in an Alien world has enhanced my senses and allowed me to succeed where others would have failed. The best is yet to come!”

Widely known as the original “Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 years (over two tenures) of KISS,
Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member. In addition to having the best-selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s 1978 self-titled album went on to sell over one million copies and produced the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove”, from any of the legendary KISS solo albums. The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS’ second bestselling download in 2012, beating such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.

Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP.

On April 10, Frehley and the original lineup of KISS will be inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York, along with Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.

On April 23, Ace will also participate in the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards show at the Club Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Frehley will present the Dimebag Darrell "Best Guitarist" Award alongside label-mate Zakk Wylde.

“It’s exciting to finally be part of the Golden Gods, awards and an honor to be part of any Dimebag memorial award,” Ace adds. “He was a friend, and I know everyone misses him, as do I.”




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Fleetwood Mac announce reunion tour with Christine McVie



Fleetwood Mac have announced the return of Christine McVie for a North American tour this fall.

The On With The Show Tour sees the reunion of the band’s hugely successful 1970s lineup, which cranked out hit albums like 1975’s self-titled release, 1977’s “Rumours” and 1979’s “Tusk.”

The trek will see Fleetwood Mac play 34 shows in 33 cities starting September 30 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 6 at 10:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, April 7 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.

McVie joined Fleetwood Mac for a one-off reunion last fall during their September 25th show at London’s 02 Arena. Christine joined the group for a performance of the 1977 hit, “Don’t Stop”, which she wrote and sang on and reached No. 3 on the US singles charts as part of the smash “Rumours” album.


Fleetwood Mac
On With The Show Tour 2014


09/30 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10/02 - Chicago, IL - United Center
10/06 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
10/10 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
10/11 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
10/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
10/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
10/18 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10/19 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
10/21 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/22 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/26 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
10/31 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
11/01 - Hartford, CT - XL Center
11/10 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
11/12 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
11/14 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
11/15 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
11/18 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
11/20 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
11/22 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
11/24 - Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
11/25 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
11/28 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
11/29 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
12/02 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena
12/03 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
12/10 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
12/12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
12/14 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
12/15 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
12/17 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
12/19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
12/20 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum




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Rolling Stones to play first show in Israel



The Rolling Stones will play their first show in Israel as part of the current 14 On Fire tour.

The band will play Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park on June 4; the date also marks the group’s first show of the summer, just days ahead of a European tour.

The Stones recently postponed seven shows in Australia and New Zealand following the sudden death of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott; the dates are expected to be rebooked for this fall.

Jagger was joined by family and friends as they said goodbye to Scott at a private funeral service in Los Angeles on Tuesday.



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Boston expand North American tour



Boston have expanded their summer tour of North America in support of their latest album, “Life Love & Hope.”

The band have more than doubled the original 18-show run to almost 40 dates,
with the Heaven On Earth tour set to start June 5 in Hollywood, Florida.

The trek is named after the lead single from the new project, the group’s first since 2002’s “Corporate America.”

The album includes lead vocals from the late Brad Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor and leader Tom Scholz, and features tracks with the classic Boston sound, as well as the latest in the evolution of Scholz' musical vision.


Boston
Heaven On Earth tour 2014


Jun 05 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Live
Jun 06 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jun 07 - St. Augustine, FL - The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Jun 10 - Charlotte, NC - Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory
Jun 11 - Chattanooga, TN - Riverbend Festival
Jun 13 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Biloxi Hotel
Jun 14 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jun 15 - Southaven, MS - Snowden Grove Amphitheatre
Jun 17 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods
Jun 18 - Allen, TX - Allen Event Center
Jun 20 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
Jun 21 - Chicago, IL - Montrose Beach
Jun 23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheater
Jun 24 - Detroit, MI - DTE
Jun 27 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods
Jun 28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Jun 29 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 01 - Long Island, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 02 - Bangor, ME - Bangor Waterfront
Jul 08 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark
Jul 13 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Jul 15 - Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE - Outdoors
Jul 22 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Amphitheatre
Jul 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica
Jul 26 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
Jul 27 - Temecula, CA - Pechanga Resort & Casino
Jul 29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Aug 02 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
Aug 03 - Tahoe, CA - Harveys Outdoor Arena
Aug 05 - Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Amphitheatre
Aug 06 - Denver, CO - Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Aug 09 - Sparta, WI - Fort McCoy Army Base
Aug 12 - Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fair
Aug 16 - Nashville, TN - The Woods at Fontanel
Aug 17 - Cincinatti, OH - Horseshoe Cincinnati - The Shoe
Aug 19 - Cleveland, OH - Jacob's Pavilion at Nautica
Aug 24 - Vienna, VA - The Filene Center
Aug 26 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
Aug 31 - Huron, SD - South Dakota State Fair




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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Megadeth: Dave Mustaine launches Symphony Interrupted wine



Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has launched “Symphony Interrupted” wine to commemorate with his performance next month with the San Diego Symphony.

The Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is the debut, limited-edition, first release from Mustaine Vineyards of Fallbrook, California.

Mustaine’s upcoming concert – billed as "Symphony Interrupted" – will see the guitarist participate in a classical music program that will include Wagner's "Ride Of The Valkyries" from "Die Walküre", Vivaldi's "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" and Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9" (the "New World" symphony).

The sold-out "Symphony Interrupted" will take place at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, California on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Following the San Diego Syphony event, Mustaine and Megadeth will launch of a world tour in support of their latest album, “Super Collider”; the trek will see the band hit more than 25 countries across four continents starting April 17 in Las Vegas.

Check out a list of Megadeth’s tour dates here.




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Nirvana: Kurt Cobain comic book biography to be released



A new comic book biography of Kurt Cobain will be released in sync with the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman’s passing.

Written and drawn by Jayfri Hashim, “Tribute: Kurt Cobain” will be published April 2by Bluewater Productions as part of their popular Tribute series.

“The Tribute line of comic books tells the stories of people that have made a significant difference in the world while they were with us that,” says Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis. “It is a way for us to honor these people who have made a difference in the world.”

“Not only is this a great way to understand the importance of his contribution to music, but a great tool for kids to read about him in a different medium,” added Davis. ”Our biography comic books are now taught in schools and libraries for students and reluctant readers”.

The Cobain book follows previous Bluewater releases on music legends like Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Keith Richards; a bio on Queen frontman Freddie Mercury will be published soon.

Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994; his body was discovered three days later by an electrician who had arrived to do some work on the property.

On April 10, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt.




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