Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VIDEO: Led Zeppelin preview In Through The Out Door expanded reissue



Led Zeppelin have issued a video preview of the forthcoming expanded reissue of their 1979 album, “In Through The Out Door.”

Due July 31, the project features a companion disc of bonus material, including an unreleased rough mix of every track from the original album with early versions including working titles such as “The Hook” (“All My Love”), “The Epic” (“Carouselambra”) and “Blot” (“I’m Gonna Crawl”).

Led Zeppelin’s eighth album, “In Through The Out Door” hit No. 1 on both sides of the Atalantic, topping the UK charts and the US Billboard 200 on its way to selling more than 6 million copies in the States alone.

The project is one of three albums set to be released that will wrap up a year-long reissues campaign by the group; also due is 1976’s “Presence” and 1982’s “Coda.”

Led Zeppelin launched the extensive reissues series last June with their first three albums, “Led Zeppelin I”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III”; it continued last October with “Led Zeppelin IV” and “Houses Of The Holy”; and was followed by “1975’s “Physical Graffiti” this past February.

“In Through the Out Door” (Companion Audio)

1. "In the Evening" (Rough Mix)
2. "Southbound Piano" ("South Bound Saurez" - Rough Mix)
3. "Fool in the Rain" (Rough Mix)
4. "Hot Dog" (Rough Mix)
5. "The Epic" ("Carouselambra" - Rough Mix)
6. "The Hook" ("All My Love" - Rough Mix)
7. "Blot" ("I'm Gonna Crawl" - Rough Mix)



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VIDEO: Robert Plant updates Led Zeppelin classics at Bonnaroo
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AUDIO: Led Zeppelin premiere unreleased mix of Presence track
VIDEO: Led Zeppelin preview expanded reissue of Presence
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Aerosmith: Steven Tyler to debut country video on Good Morning America



Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will debut the video for his solo country single, “Love Is Your Name”, on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America on Friday, July 3.

Tyler confirms the clip is scheduled for broadcast in the 7:00 AM hour of the program.

The singer has been in Nashville since January working with songwriters on material for his debut solo album on Big Machine Records’ affiliated label Dot Records.

Tyler issued the single to radio last month and delivered the debut live performance of the tune on the May 13 season 14 finale of American Idol.

Written by Lindsey Lee and Eric Paslay, “Love Is Your Name” debuted on the US Billboard charts at No. 33 on the Country Airplay listings.

Tyler is currently on the road with Aerosmith as part of the Boston band’s 15-date Blue Army tour, which opened in Glendale, Arizona on June 13.




See also:

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VIDEO: Aerosmith perform private show in San Diego
Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 live package due this fall
VIDEO: Aerosmith drummer invites fans to Blue Army Tour
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VIDEO: U2 debut The Crystal Ballroom in Chicago



U2 debuted the “Songs Of Innocence” bonus track, “The Crystal Ballroom”, during their show in Chicago on Monday.

The tune from the deluxe edition of the 2014 album appeared during the fourth of a five-night residency at the city’s United Center as part of the group’s “Innocence + Experience” tour.

“Right now we’re going to do something we’ve never done before,” said Bono. “There's a bunch of people that have been on the road since we started this tour. I have no idea how they're paying for it. I have no idea how they've skipped school and work, husbands and wives. But they've been on the road and they've been asking for one song, so we kinda nearly figured it out. We'll tell you about it before we play it. It's called 'The Crystal Ballroom.'

"The Crystal Ballroom was a punk club we used to play that was called McGonagle's in East Dublin,”
he continued. “But historically it's called the Crystal Ballroom. That's where, historically, my mother and father used to go. I thought it was a bit weird we ended up at a punk club where my mother and father used to make out. Something just a little funky about that, in a good way."

U2 will wrap up their Chicago residency on Thursday before heading to Toronto for a pair of dates next week; they’ll play four concerts in Boston before wrapping up the current North America leg with an 8-show run at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The band will enjoy a five-week break before opening a European tour in Turin, Italy on September 4.





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VIDEO: U2 perform Gloria for first time in a decade
VIDEO: U2 play The Roxy in Los Angeles
VIDEO: U2 joined by Bono impersonator in Los Angeles
VIDEO: U2 pay tribute to late tour manager in Los Angeles
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Journey drummer Deen Castronovo jailed on rape charge



Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested and jailed without bail on Monday in Salem, Oregon after being charged with rape and additional items as part of an alleged domestic dispute incident on June 14.

The Statesman Journal reports Castronovo was arrested on a grand jury indictment on Monday in Salem with an upgraded list of charges that now includes five counts of fourth-degree assault, one count of first-degree rape, two counts of menacing, one count of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of second-degree assault, one count of second-degree sex abuse, one count of coercion, one count of second-degree criminal mischief, and three counts of contempt of court.

Castronovo was originally charged with fourth-degree assault, coercion and menacing in the early morning incident.

The drummer was arraigned in court on Tuesday while wearing a suicide smock and held without bail after Marion County Circuit Judge Audrey Broyles said he was a threat to the victim; the alleged abuse took place between April 25, 2015, and June 29, 2015.

According to Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Gardiner, Castronovo sent 122 text messages to the victim and called her 35 times since his release on June 15.

"The texts ranged from threats to kill himself, that she hates him, that he hates her," said Gardiner. "They were sorrowful and vengeful — several also said he wanted to see her suffer for what 'she has done,' to him."

Gardiner said if bail was set he would violate his release agreement again.

"He will disregard the court order," she stated. "His continued threats and contact presents a risk to be released."

It’s the second domestic violence incident involving Castronovo in recent years: he was also arrested in Oregon in 2012 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

The first incident saw the drummer charged with several crimes, including fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, interfering with a police report and coercion.

Castronovo received a sentence of 80 hours of community service and was ordered to attend anger-management classes in the 2012 incident.

Journey hired drummer Omar Hakim for their summer tour of North America following Castronovo’s latest legal issues; he made his debut at the group’s Hollywood Bowl show on June 20.


See also:

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VIDEO: Journey debut new touring drummer at the Hollywood Bowl
Journey hire drummer following Deen Castronovo’s arrest
Journey drummer charged with domestic violence
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Monday, June 29, 2015

VIDEO: U2 perform Gloria for first time in a decade



U2 performed their 1981 track, “Gloria”, for the first time in 10 years during their show in Chicago on Sunday.

"We're a band from the north side of Dublin called U2," said Bono as an introduction. "This is the first time we've played this song in about 20 years."

Last played live in December of 2005, the single from “October” was the second song of the third night of a five-night residency at the United Center as part of the group’s “Innocence + Experience” tour.

Following their Chicago stop, U2 will play two dates in Toronto and four in Boston before wrapping up the current North America leg with an 8-show run at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

After a five-week break, U2 will return to the road when they begin a European tour in Turin, Italy on September 4.




See also:

VIDEO: U2 play The Roxy in Los Angeles
VIDEO: U2 joined by Bono impersonator in Los Angeles
VIDEO: U2 pay tribute to late tour manager in Los Angeles
U2 tour manager dies in Los Angeles
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Judas Priest announce UK tour



Judas Priest have announced dates for a late fall tour of the UK.

The 6-show run – with guests Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock – opens in Bradford on November 23.

Fan club and venue pre-sales begin July 1 with general public tickets going on sale July 3.

The band are on the road in support of their 2014 album, “Redeemer Of Souls.”

The record marked guitarist Richie Faulkner's studio debut with Priest; he replaced founding member K.K. Downing following his retirement in 2011.

The project delivered the UK metal legends the first US Top 10 of their career.

“Redeemer Of Souls” debuted last summer at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 with 33,000 copies sold, surpassing the group’s previous chart peak of No. 11 with 2008’s “Nostradamus.”

Judas Priest are currently playing a mixture of shows in Europe and the US over the summer, including several festival dates.

Judas Priest
2015 UK tour


Nov 23 – Bradford – St Georges
Nov 24 – Glasgow – Barrowlands
Nov 26 – Wolverhampton – Wolverhampton Civic
Nov 28 - Manchester - Apollo
Nov 30 – Portsmouth - Guildhall
Dec 01 – London - O2 Brixton Academy




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Foo Fighters confirm plans to play July 4 show in Washington



The Foo Fighters have confirmed plans to move forward with their 20th anniversary concert at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC on July 4 following a recent broken leg to frontman Dave Grohl.

“Can’t f***ing wait for the 4th!!!,” tweeted the band. “See you at home, DC.”

The event will see the Foos joined by guests including Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J, Trombone Shorty and Trouble Funk.

The Foo Fighters recently cancelled a series of dates on their European tour following Grohl’s injury, which happened when he fell off stage in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 12.

The band initially cancelled a pair of shows – a June 14 appearance at the Pinkpop Festival and a June 16 date in St. Gallen, Switzerland – but were advised to shut down the rest of the tour on doctor’s orders after Grohl underwent surgery on June 15.

The Washington event is the opening show of the Foo Fighters summer tour of North America, which is scheduled to run into mid-October.




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VIDEO: Def Leppard guitarist joins tour following cancer news



Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell joined the band’s newly-launched North American summer tour in Atlanta, GA on Sunday following news that his cancer had returned.

The group brought in Trixter guitarist Steve Brown in Campbell’s place for the first few shows of the run – which opened in Tampa, FL last week – while he addressed his health issue with doctors.

First diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013, the guitarist had returned to action this spring after undergoing a stem cell transplant last fall before receiving word that the cancer had reappeared.

Originally set to miss the first two shows of the tour, Campbell was unable to make it to the group’s third stop – in Birmingham, AL – on Saturday.

“Despite my every effort (including trying to charter a plane),” said the guitarist, “the gods conspired to keep me from playing in Birmingham last night. But I'm Irish and stubborn; I fear no man, no god, and no cancer. Even if I have to walk, I WILL see you in Atlanta.”

Campbell says he will receive future cancer treatments to accommodate the tour schedule so he won't have to miss any more shows.

Def Leppard will play almost 50 shows with Styx and Tesla across North America in the next four months.



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VIDEO: Def Leppard launch North American tour in Tampa
Def Leppard guitarist to receive cancer treatments while on tour
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell’s cancer returns
David Coverdale joins Def Leppard guitarist on Delta Deep blues project
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VIDEO: Michael Monroe performs with Alice Cooper in Helsinki



Michael Monroe joined Alice Cooper for his 1972 classic, “School’s Out”, at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday.

Cooper’s encore with Monroe wrapped up a 24-song set the event as the shock rocker performs on his Raise The Dead tour.

“Hey, had a FANTASTIC time with Alice Cooper tonight at the Tuska Festival in Helsinki!!,” posted Monroe after the show. “Thank You, Alice! Thank You Toby, the Band & the entire crew & everybody there! Good times!!”

The former Hanoi Rocks frontman will release his 10th studio album, “Blackout States”, on October 16.

Produced by Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Nomads) in Gothenburg, Sweden and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, the project is the follow-up to the 2013 Finnish chart-topper “Horns And Halos.”

Monroe recorded the album with his touring band – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), guitarist Rich Jones (ex-Black Halos/Amen) and drummer Karl Rockfist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig).




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Michael Monroe to release Blackout States this fall
Michael Monroe updates new album plans
Michael Monroe welcomes new guitarist to band
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VIDEO: The Who issue 1971 classic from Live At Shea Stadium 1982 set



The Who are celebrating the release of “Live At Shea Stadium 1982” with a performance video of their 1971 classic, “Behind Blue Eyes”, from the package.

Now available on DVD, SD Blu-ray and digital formats, the set features the second show of the group’s two-night stand at New York’s Shea Stadium in the fall of 1982.

On the road in support of tenth album, “It’s Hard”, the trek was the last to feature Kenney Jones on drums.

The run was also billed as the band’s farewell tour, which wrapped up with two concerts at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens – the second of which was broadcast live on radio and via pay-per-view.

The Who went on to tour again in 1989, 1996, 2000 and several times since.

The group played at the Glastonbury festival on Sunday as part of their 50th anniversary farewell tour, “The Who Hits 50!”, and wrap up a short series of European dates on June 29.

A fall North American run starts September 14 in San Diego, CA.


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Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris releases live video ahead of UK tour



Iron Maiden bassist and founder Steve Harris has released a live video for the track “Eyes Of The Young” from his solo project British Lion.

First issued in 2012, the record features Richard Taylor on vocals, David Hawkins on guitar and keys, Grahame Leslie on guitar, and Simon Dawson on drums.

Harris will take British Lion on the road for a full UK tour this summer with dates starting July 29 in Harlow.

"As Maiden fans know," says Harris, “the band is unable to tour this year so I thought I’d do some British Lion live dates and make it a full UK tour this time round so we could get to places we didn’t get a chance to play during the previous tours.

“We have a lot of fun doing the British Lion shows and we’re playing clubs again, to keep that same vibe and intimacy which the fans seem to love as much as we do. We have some new songs in the set-list, so are really looking forward to getting out there and seeing everyone!”


Iron Maiden’s plans have been on hold for several months following word that singer Bruce Dickinson was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue that needed to be removed.

Dickinson underwent surgery and chemotherapy this spring and was given the all-clear last month that the cancer had been successfully addressed.

On July 3, Iron Maiden will be presented with the 2015 O2 Silver Clef Award by UK charity Nordoff Robbins at their 40th anniversary gala, in recognition of the band’s “outstanding contribution to UK music.”

The honor also recognizes the group as one of the most globally successful and influential rock bands of all time, with more than 90 million albums sold worldwide.

Iron Maiden will release their first-ever double studio album, “The Book Of Souls”, on September 4.

Produced by Kevin Shirley and recorded in Paris in 2014, the 11-track project had been delayed so that Dickinson would have time to recuperate and assist in the preparations for the album’s launch.


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran performs Beast Of Burden with The Rolling Stones



The Rolling Stones were joined by pop singer Ed Sheeran for a performance of their 1978 classic, “Beast Of Burden”, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO in Saturday.

The song was the second single from the band’s “Some Girls” album and a Top 10 US hit, reaching No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100; the album hit US No. 1 on its way to selling more than 6 million copies in the States alone.

Sheeran posted a selfie with the group before doing double-duty on the evening, opening the Stones’ show as part of their Zip Code North American stadium tour, which was booked to promote the expanded reissue of their 1971 classic, “Sticky Fingers.”

The project includes the original album and is rounded out with alternate and unreleased tracks from the sessions.

The Stones’ next scheduled date is at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC on July 1.




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Yes bassist Chris Squire dead at 67



Yes bassist and founder Chris Squire died Saturday at the age of 67, a month after revealing that he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia.

Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes broke the news early Sunday, tweeting, “Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire.”

The band confirmed the news, saying “It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix, Arizona in the arms of his loving wife Scotty.

"For the entirety of Yes' existence, Chris was the band's linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today’s well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes' most endearing music, as well as his solo album, ‘Fish Out of Water’.

"Outside of Yes, Chris was a loving husband to Scotty and father to Carmen, Chandrika, Camille, Cameron, and Xilan. With his gentle, easy-going nature, Chris was a great friend of many – including each of us. But he wasn’t merely our friend, he was also part of our family and we shall forever love and miss him."

The bassist co-founded Yes in 1968 with singer Jon Anderson; the pair were initially joined by guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye and drummer Bill Bruford, the lineup that released the group’s 1969 self-titled debut and 1970 follow-up, “Time And A Word.”

While Yes faced several personnel changes through the years, Squire was the only member to appear on each of their 21 studio albums.

Last month, Squire announced plans to undergo treatment after being diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

Squire’s health issue was initially going to sideline him for the band’s summer tour of North America with Toto.

“This will be the first time since the band formed in 1968 that Yes will have performed live without me,” said Squire at the time. “But the other guys and myself have agreed that Billy Sherwood will do an excellent job of covering my parts and the show as a whole will deliver the same Yes experience that our fans have come to expect over the years.”

The 5-week, 26-date run opens August 7 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.


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Yes bassist Chris Squire diagnosed with leukemia
Yes to release 2014 live set
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Van Halen tops the hennemusic Hot 10



Van Halen tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

A new interview with Eddie Van Halen has sparked a controversy involving past band members Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar.

Read all about it 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 June 28, 2015

01 – Eruption: Eddie Van Halen interview sparks controversy
02 – VIDEO: Robert Plant updates Led Zeppelin classics at Bonnaroo
03 – VIDEO: Robert Plant performs blues classic at Bonnaroo
04 – VIDEO: Def Leppard launch North American tour in Tampa
05 – AUDIO: Led Zeppelin premiere unreleased mix of Presence track
06 – VIDEO: Rush perform live debut of Losing It in Toronto
07 – Neal Schon to open Canadian tour for Journey
08 – VIDEO: Motley Crue singer Vince Neil appears on Celebrity Wife Swap
09 – VIDEO: Journey debut new touring drummer at the Hollywood Bowl
10 – David Bowie to launch box set series this fall



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Jun 21: Van Halen
Jun 14: Led Zeppelin
Jun 07: Roger Waters
May 31: Van Halen
May 24: Van Halen

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rolling Stones hang out with Buddy Guy in Chicago



The Rolling Stones enjoyed a rare night out together on June 25 when they hung out with Buddy Guy at his club in Chicago, IL on June 25.

Rolling Stone reports the day started when Keith Richards visited Buddy Guy’s Legends in the afternoon to interview the blues icon for an upcoming documentary project.

That evening, the band arrived to spend time with Guy to reminisce – they first met in a Chicago studio in 1964 – and watch some authentic blues performed by 86-year-old guitarist Jimmy Johnson, who has played with both Freddy and Albert King.

"Buddy's like a stand-up comedian the way he tells stories, and they were practically on the floor laughing," says Guy’s publicist Annie Lawlor. "They mostly listened to Buddy. It's tough to get a word in edgewise when he’s on a roll.

“They of course remembered B.B. [King],"
adds Lawler. "They wanted to hear Jimmy Reed stories – Ronnie specifically wanted to hear about Jimmy Reed. These are stories only Buddy has and only he can give them. It was pretty incredible."

The Stones then sat at a table in the back of the club to watch Johnson’s first set before making a point to shake his and his bandmates hands before heading out into the night.

"I can’t think of any other club in the world that that can happen, where the Stones would all be there in the same room at the same time," says Lawlor. "I'm sure they have a hard time going out in a group like that for obvious reasons. If anything is going to bring them all in the same room at the same time, it's Buddy Guy, and thats pretty cool."

Guy opened for the Stones at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI on June 23, and he also joined them for a performance of the Muddy Waters classic, “Champagne And Reefer.”

The Stones are currently playing shows on their Zip Code North American stadium tour, which was booked to promote the expanded reissue of their 1971 classic, “Sticky Fingers.”

The project includes the original album and is rounded out with alternate and unreleased tracks from the sessions.


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VIDEO: Brad Paisley joins Rolling Stones for Dead Flowers in Nashville
Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers reissue lands US Top 5 debut
Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers reissue headed for US Top 10 debut
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VIDEO: Motorhead perform Ace Of Spades at Glastonbury



Motorhead performed their 1980 classic, “Ace Of Spades”, at UK’s Glastonbury festival on Friday, and hennemusic is presenting the world premiere of exclusive video from the show.

The band were featured on the event’s opening day on a bill headlined by Florence + The Machine, who stepped in to cover for the Foo Fighters after Dave Grohl broke his leg during a show in Sweden on June 12.

Motorhead are playing shows across Europe this summer in advance of the August 28 release of their latest album, “Bad Magic.”

Recorded at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with long-time producer Cameron Webb, the set includes a cover of The Rolling Stones classic, “Sympathy For The Devil”, as well as a guest appearance by Queen guitarist Brian May on another tune, “The Devil.”

Motorhead recently issued “Thunder & Lightning” as the lead track from the project.

The band will launch a late summer/early fall tour of North America – with guests Saxon and Anthrax – on August 19 in Riverside, CA.




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VIDEO: Metallica perform 1983 classic at Rock In Vienna



Metallica are sharing footage of a performance of their 1983 track, “No Remorse”, at the Rock In Vienna festival in Vienna, Austria on June 4.

The band’s video highlight package also includes guitarist Kirk Hammett and drummer Lars Ulrich in the meet and greet, and the group warming up in the Tuning Room before the show.

The group are also sharing audio of their 1984 classic, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, from the concert.

The Vienna appearance was one of four European shows Metallica delivered in the past month.

The band’s next scheduled show is at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 1.



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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Neal Schon to open Canadian tour for Journey



Journey guitarist Neal Schon will perform double-duty by opening shows on the band’s upcoming Canadian tour.

Schon – who just released his latest solo album, “Vortex” – will be joined by current Journey touring drummer Oamar Hakim, keyboardist Rachel Z Hakim and bassist Jerry Brooks for the dates, which begin in Winnipeg, MB on July 6.

The month-long, 16-show run starts July 6 in Winnipeg, Manitoba before crossing the country from west to east, wrapping things up in St, John’s Newfoundland on August 2.

“It's on and start rehearsing soon!,” says the guitarist.

Released this week, “Vortex” sees Schon regroup with keyboardists Jan Hammer and Igor Len and former Journey drummer Steve Smith to mix elements of rock, jazz, classical and world music over an 18-song package.

Journey have been in the headlines lately following the June 14 arrest of longtime member Deen Castronovo on domestic violence charges in his hometown of Salem, Oregon.

It’s the second domestic violence incident involving Castronovo in recent years: he was also arrested in Oregon in 2012 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

Journey brought in Hakim to handle drum duties for the group’s summer tour of North America, including the Canadian dates.


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VIDEO: Journey debut new touring drummer at the Hollywood Bowl
Journey hire drummer following Deen Castronovo’s arrest
Journey drummer charged with domestic violence
Journey guitarist Neal Schon streams Vortex ahead of release
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Roger Waters to headline MusiCorps benefit for US veterans



Roger Waters will headline Music Heals, a benefit for MusiCorps – a charity supporting injured US service men and women and their families – at Washington, DC’s DAR on Friday, October 16.

Waters – who will be joined by special guests Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow and Tom Morello – has supported MusiCorps for a number of years and served as a mentor to members of the MusiCorps Band, playing with the veterans at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington and encouraging their love of music as part of the rehabilitation process.

"The work I have done over the last few years with these men and women has been some of the most rewarding work I have ever done," says Waters.

MusiCorps is a non-profit charitable organization which helps wounded veterans play music and recover their lives. The conservatory-level program enables the wounded to learn, relearn, and perform music as a core part of their rehabilitation.

MusiCorps is based at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside of Washington, DC, and is raising support and awareness in advance of national expansion.

To make a donation and/or learn more about the organization, visit musiccorps.net

Tickets for Music Heals will go on sale on Friday, June 26 at 10 AM and are available at livenation.com

On July 24, Waters will reissue his 1991 album, “Amused To Death.”

The updated version of Waters’ third solo record will include a new 5.1 surround remix of the album on high-definition Blu-ray audio and a new remastered stereo mix completed by longtime Waters / Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie.

On the same day, the singer will headline the Newport Folk Festival with “an intimate appearance specifically crafted” for the event at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI.


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VIDEO: Def Leppard launch North American tour in Tampa



Def Leppard kicked off their North American summer tour in Tampa, FL on June 23.

Opening night saw Trixter guitarist Steve Brown sitting in for Vivian Campbell, who recently announced that his ongoing battle with cancer – he was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013 - had returned for the first time since he underwent a stem cell transplant last fall.

Campbell also revealed that he will receive cancer treatments around the band’s schedule and that he’ll only miss the first two dates of the trek with Styx and Tesla; he will rejoin the tour this Saturday in Birmingham, AL.

Def Leppard’s 17-song set in Tampa opened with their 1983 classic, “Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)”, and relied heavily on material from their 1980s heyday.

“Hello America,” said singer Joe Elliott the day after the show. “Wow !! What an opening night !!! I have seen some rain storms in my time, but last night’s takes the biscuit !!! We were THAT close to having to pull the gig for safety reasons, but the second that was mentioned, the lightning seemed to change direction & it started to clear. Too late, however, for Tesla the Band to perform so they gracefully surrendered their spot to allow the show as a whole to take place …. good on ya boyz !!!

“Styx went down great as usual & then it was our turn to stand in the 90% humidity & 100 degree temperature, as I said what a start !!! GREAT crowd, thank you Tampa, you’ve set the tone for what hopefully will be a loud & proud tour !!! 1 down 59 to go … & Viv is hopefully back on Saturday !!!!”






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VIDEO: Robert Plant updates Led Zeppelin classics at Bonnaroo



Robert Plant is sharing footage of his performance of updated versions of a pair of Led Zeppelin classics at the recent Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival in Tennessee.

On the road in support of “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar”, Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters reworked Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll” and paired together Howlin' Wolf's "No Place to Go" with his former band’s "Dazed And Confused."

The singer’s 11-song set also delivered “The Wanton Song”, “Black Dog”, “Going To California” and “Whole Lotta Love.”

Plant’s June 14 show at Bonnaroo was his latest performance at the festival following a solo appearance in 2011 and a 2008 pairing with Alison Krauss.

Earlier this month, the singer was forced to postpone three shows – in Detroit, Toronto and Chicago – due to laryngitis.

The shows have been rescheduled and added to a series of dates Plant will perform in North America in September.

The singer will begin a European tour in Gloucestershire, UK on July 10.











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VIDEO: Motley Crue singer Vince Neil appears on Celebrity Wife Swap



Motley Crue singer Vince Neil appeared on the latest episode of the ABC-TV reality series Celebrity Wife Swap, and video of the episode is available.

The program – which sees two women of celebrity families trading households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) for one week – has Neil’s girlfriend, Rain, swap places with Lila Nelson, the wife of Gunnar Nelson from the 90’s band Nelson.

Rain heads to Nashville on the show to spend time with Nelson and his family while Lila lands in Las Vegas to hang out with the Motley Crue singer.

Neil and Motley Crue just finished playing a series of European festivals and will resume their farewell tour with North American dates starting July 16 in Anchorage, Alaska.

The group will wrap up their live career with three shows in late December at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, closing things out on New Year’s Eve.


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Nickelback premiere two videos following tour cancellation



Nickelback are premiering two new videos from their “No Fixed Address” album just days after cancelling their North American tour following news that vocalist Chad Kroeger is to undergo throat surgery.

The song and the clip for “Get ‘Em Up” present a pair of robbers planning a bank heist; the storyline then continues in the video for the midtempo track “Satellite.”

Nickelback announced this week that Kroeger will undergo surgery in 3 weeks to remove an operable cyst on his voice box, followed by an extended period of vocal rest ordered by doctors.

“I am sorry I have to interrupt the party this summer and I am definitely not thrilled with the prospect of being silent for many weeks to come when I could be out there playing for our fans,” explainss Kroeger. “I am relying on my doctor and his team to help get my voice back in good form as quickly as possible.”

The singer thanked fans for their support, saying “Thank you so much to everyone for keeping me in their thoughts, prayers and wishing me a speedy recovery. It means so much to me.”

A full recovery is expected and Nickelback plan to return to the road for a fall European tour scheduled to start in Helsinki, Finland on September 30.

The group are expected to return to North America for shows in 2016.





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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Former Megadeth duo launch Act Of Defiance



Former Megadeth duo Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have launched their new band Act Of Defiance.

Both Broderick and Drover issued separate statements in late November – just hours apart – that they were leaving Megadeth to pursue their own musical interests.

Joined by former Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner and Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand, the band have announced an August 21 release of their debut album, “Birth And The Burial”, via Metal Blade Records. The record saw the group work with producer Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall).

Act Of Defiance are also premiering the video for the project’s lead track, “Throwback.”

"'Throwback' came about through the influence of great thrash players such as Kerry King (Slayer) and Rob Cavestany (Death Angel),” explains Broderick. “They gave me the inspiration to write a tear-your-head-off, insanely fast rhythm. From there, it progressed, as I wrote, into a song that doesn't only have elements of thrash but everything in between with elements of progressive, and groove.

"I never expected 'Throwback' to be the first release off the CD, as it's not commercial, doesn't follow a typical verse-chorus-solo scheme, and is almost six minutes long,”
he adds. “However, when you hear the fire, emotion and brutality of the song, it becomes very clear that it was a contender to show people what Act Of Defiance is really about.”

The “Throwback” video was directed by Corey Soria (Danzig), who impressed Broderick throughout the process.

"It was awesome working with Corey Soria on the music video,” says the guitarist. “He had the same vision as us and understood immediately what the song was trying to say and how it should look. Along with the insight he had, there was a tireless work ethic, doing different angles, pans and trying new ideas as he conceives them is an art in itself.

"When we looked at the first edit, my jaw dropped and then he came back with more that included post editing FX that added to the mood. From the camera angles, to the lighting and editing, this video far surpassed what I hoped for."


Act Of Defiance
"Birth And The Burial"

Release date: August 21

01. Throwback
02. Legion of Lies
03. Thy Lord Belial
04. Refrain and Re-Fracture
05. Dead Stare
06. Disastrophe (A New Reality)
07. Poison Dream
08. Obey the Fallen
09. Crimson Psalm
10. Birth and the Burial




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VIDEO: Buddy Guy joins The Rolling Stones at Summerfest in Milwaukee



The Rolling Stones were joined by blues legend Buddy Guy for a performance of the Muddy Waters classic, “Champagne And Reefer”, at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday.

Guy did double-duty on the evening, opening the Stones’ show at the city’s annual event, which features more than 500 artists over an 11 day period.

The Summerfest stop at the sold-out 25,000-capacity Marcus Amphitheater marks the smallest venue on the band's Zip Code North American stadium tour, which was booked to promote the expanded reissue of their 1971 classic, “Sticky Fingers.”

The project includes the original album and is rounded out with alternate and unreleased tracks from the sessions.

The Stones were recently joined by Brad Paisley for a performance of their 1971 classic, “Dead Flowers”, in Nashville on June 17.

The band’s next scheduled date is at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO on Saturday.


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VIDEO: Robert Plant performs blues classic at Bonnaroo



Robert Plant is sharing footage of his performance of “Fixin To Die” at the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival in Tennessee on June 14.

A version of the vintage 1940 blues track – originally written and recorded by Bukka White – appeared on Plant’s 2002 album, “Dreamland.”

The Bonnaroo stop was one of the final dates on the singer’s spring North American tour in support of “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar”, a trek that saw Plant postpone three concerts – in Detroit, Toronto and Chicago – due to laryngitis.

The shows have been rescheduled and added to a series of dates Plant will perform in North America in September.

The singer will begin a European tour in Gloucestershire, UK on July 10.


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AUDIO: Led Zeppelin premiere unreleased mix of Presence track
VIDEO: Led Zeppelin preview expanded reissue of Presence
Robert Plant extends North American tour
Led Zeppelin book marks 40th anniversary of Earls Court shows
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