Saturday, April 30, 2016

VIDEO: Pearl Jam perform entire Ten album in Philadelphia




Pearl Jam performed their 1991 debut, “Ten”, in its entirety at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on April 29.

The band played the complete album for the first time in the US and only the second time in history, following a March 13, 1992 set at the Nachtwerk club in Munich, Germany.

“Ten” marks its 25th anniversary this year and the group’s second show in Philadelphia also delivered Pearl Jam their 10th consecutive sell-out at the venue, which honored the band with a banner in the rafters.

The 32-song set clocked in at almost 3 hours in length and also featured covers of tunes by Pink Floyd, Wayne Cochran, Neil Young, Dead Boys and The Who.

It’s the second full-album performance on the Seattle rockers current North American tour: they played 1993’s “Vs.” in Greenville, SC on April 16.

Pearl Jam’s spring shows wrap up May 11 in Toronto, ON before the band plays Bonnaroo in June, two festivals in July and pairs of stadium shows this summer at Boston, MA’s Fenway Park and Chicago, IL’s Wrigley Field.













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Friday, April 29, 2016

VIDEO: Ghost unplug for Roky Erickson cover in Texas




Ghost recently unplugged for a cover of Roky Erickson’s "If You Have Ghosts" as part of an afternoon visit and performance at KLAQ-FM in El Paso, TX on April 22.

The Swedish band covered the tune as the title track to their 2013 Dave Grohl-produced EP after it originally appeared on Erickson’s 1981 album with The Aliens, “The Evil One.”

The legendary Austin guitarist was a founding member of The 13th Floor Elevators and a pioneer of the psychedelic rock genre.

While at the El Paso station, Ghost also performed “Jigolo Har Megiddo” from 2013's “Infestissumam” and “He Is” from their latest release, “Meliora”, ahead of their show later that evening at Tricky Falls.

The Texas stop is part of the group’s Black To The Future North American tour in support of “Meliora.”

The project delivered Ghost their first-ever US Top 10 when the album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 8 upon its release last summer.




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Motorhead: Lemmy tribute set for Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards



Surviving Motorhead members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee will join Saxon on stage to play a special one-off set of Saxon and Motorhead classics in a unique Salute To Lemmy at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards show at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on June 13.

"Lemmy was a great friend and he always supported our band - as we did Motörhead - through ups and downs," says Saxon's Biff Byford. "We were touring with them when he died, so to be able to honour him at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods is a great opportunity to say goodbye."

The Motorhead founder passed away at his Los Angeles home on December 28 at the age of 70.

"The Metal Hammer Golden Gods are about more than those who we honour on the night," adds Metal Hammer Editor-In-Chief and Team Rock Executive Director Alexander Milas. "It's about letting the proverbial hair down and partying with the readers who've supported us for all these years, and the first act we're announcing for the night is sure to be emotional.

“A salute to Lemmy Kilmister with Saxon and Motӧrhead's surviving members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee is going to bring the house down, and means that June 13th will be one for the history books."

Metal Hammer have teamed up with Pinewood Live to film the event. Pinewood Live is part of the work-renowned Pinewood Studios, who are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year.

Tickets for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards are priced at just £6.66 and are on sale now.

Fans can win tickets to the event by voting for their favourites in several categories.

Motorhead will release a new live album, “Clean Your Clock”, on May 27.

The band were recorded over two shows at the Zenith in Munich, Germany last November on what turned out to be their final tour.


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AUDIO: SixxAM stream new album Prayers For The Damned



Sixx:A.M. are streaming their new album, “Prayers For The Damned”, in full to mark the project’s release.

The band’s fourth record is the first of a double album project that will see a second volume surface later this year.

"Between this album and Vol. 2,” says frontman James Michael, “we'll leave no stone unturned in our quest to create important music and push the boundaries of rock."

Bassist Nikki Sixx is now available full-time for the group following the completion of Motley Crue’s farewell tour, which wrapped up at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve, and the same applies to guitarist DJ Ashba following his exit from Guns N’ Roses in 2015 after six years with that band.

“Sixx:A.M. is in the most creative place of our careers,” explains Sixx. “For James, DJ and myself, we think it’s the perfect time to release so much quality music to our fans who’ve been supporting us over the last 3 albums.”

The trio will launch their world tour in Jacksonville, FL on April 30.




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David Lee Roth shares vintage Van Halen tour stories on The Roth Show



David Lee Roth shares some vintage Van Halen tour stories on the latest edition of The Roth Show.

In the episode entitled “Black Christmas Tree”, the rocker recounts tales of how the band and road crew worked together to keep the party going long after the concert ended.

Van Halen were legendary for their post-show parties back in the day, as they built their own portable road gear to ensure the fun offstage matched the intensity of the on stage appearance wherever they were.

Roth hired a “Recreational Director” to organize post-show events, and when a specialist wasn’t available, the road crew would step up.

“Rudy the guitar tech invents ‘The Later’, kind of a fruity drink loaded with rum or vodka or something,” explains Roth. “We called it ‘Later’ because you’d be later for the dance than you ever thought you’d be.

“We would have these parties, especially if you’re playing multiple nights in a city – two, three nights at the local arena – and after the first night we’d have a big party. And then Rudy invented the “Super Laters”, because they’d make you later for the dance than even ‘the Laters’ would make you late.

“This gets complicated. We had to build him a special road case, like six-and-a-half feet tall; it opened up like a closet with three big sections containing three industrial strength blenders, circuit breakers, a car stereo, mixing gear, disco lights and an ice bucket. It was called ‘Raving Rude’s Libation Station.’ The biggest road case anyone had ever seen, and we would set up a tent in the open air and have a rompin, stompin’ BBQ.”


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

ZZ Top postpone spring US shows following injury



ZZ Top have postponed more US dates on their current North American tour following an injury to bassist Dusty Hill in Lubbock, TX on April 14.

Hill suffered a dislocated shoulder in the incident as he was preparing to take the stage on the band’s Hell Raisers tour.

“Dusty was suited up and ready to go when he tripped on a step while on his way to the stage for the start of the show,” says manager Carl Stubner. “It was very dark back there and the step – really a half-step – wasn’t lit so there’s no way he could’ve seen it. We found out that others had missed it and stumbled earlier in the day. Maybe some strategic lighting could’ve prevented this, but that’s water under the bridge. What’s important now is that Dusty and his medical team to do what’s necessary for a complete recovery.”

“My physicians told me that this type of injury is usually associated with contact sports,” explains the bassist. “I’m not sure bass-playing qualifies as such but they’re doing their best to get me back in the game as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes we’ve received. We’re determined to enjoy a speedy recovery and see you soon!”

After initially shutting down plans for three concerts, ZZ Top have postponed all shows through May 7 and will announce rescheduled and new tour dates soon.

The Texas trio are set to return to the stage on May 28 in Frisco, TX and will launch an extensive European tour in Birmingham, UK on June 23.

ZZ Top
Spring US tour – postponed dates


04/15 - Shawnee, OK (Firelake Arena)
04/22 - Biloxi, MS (Beau Rivage Theatre)
04/23 - Lake Charles, LA (Golden Nugget)
04/24 - Shreveport, LA (Municipal Auditorium)
04/26 - Naples, FL (Artis-Naples)
04/27 - Sarasota, FL (Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall)
04/29 - Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
04/30 - West Palm Beach, FL (Sunfest)
05/01 - Jacksonville, FL (Rockville Music Festival)
05/03 - Chattanooga, TN (Tivoli Theatre)
05/04 - Augusta, GA (Bell Auditorium)
05/06 - Concord, NC (Carolina Rebellion)
05/07 - Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood)



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Scorpions hire Motorhead drummer for spring US tour



The Scorpions have hired Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee to fill-in for James Kottack on their upcoming spring US tour.

Kottak is currently on break while he seeks medical attention for undisclosed reasons, according to the band.

“We would like to continue our Return to Forever tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is priority,” says singer Klaus Meine. “We wish James a speedy recovery and he will be back to rock with us very soon! We look forward to seeing all our fans next month.”

The 12-date run will begin with an appearance at the Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte on May 6 and include a 5-show residency, “Blacked Out In Vegas”, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino where they’ll be joined by special guests Queensryche.

Last week, Scorpions released an expanded tour edition of 2015’s “Return To Forever” in North America.

The package presents seven bonus tracks alongside the original record, plus two brand-new live DVDs presenting two complete concerts from last year.

The set includes the group’s open air gig at the French Hellfest Festival in June, and their show at the Barclays Center in New York featuring an impressive guest performance on “No One Like You” by twelve-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer.

Scorpions
2016 spring US tour


May 06 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion
May 09 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
May 10 - St. Louis, MO - The Fabulous Fox
May 13 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 14 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 18 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 20 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 21 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 24 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Arena
May 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
May 28 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 29 - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest


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Neil Young announces new live album Earth



Neil Young and The Promise Of The Real will release a new live album, “Earth”, on June 17.

The set mixes 2015 concert readings with the Promise Of The Real band – featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Micah and Lukas – alongside ambient elements like car horns, insects and animal sounds.

“Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, Earth flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together,” explains Young. “Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times.”

The project offers 12 tracks from Young’s career and “I Won’t Quit”, an unreleased tune the rocker debuted at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago, IL last September.

"I'm very happy with what I'm doing," Young told Rolling Stone earlier this spring about the project. "I don't know what its place is in the world, but I like it. I feel really good and amped and energized. And I feel like I'm doing something that I've never done before. It's not just music. It's a soundscape. It's kind of like flying around listening to things with your eyes closed."

Young will host the first public playback of “Earth” via his Pono high definition fidelity audio format at The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, May 6.

The “An Evening With Neil Young” event will also feature the musician discussing the creation of the new LP and is being presented as part of the museum’s First Fridays series. More details and tickets are available here.

Young and Promise Of The Real launched their spring 2016 dates this week in New Braunfels, TX; they’ll play the new Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1 and a launch a European tour in Glasgow, Scotland on June 5.

Neil Young
“Earth”

Release date: June 17

01. Mother Earth (originally from Ragged Glory)
02. I Won’t Quit (Unreleased)
03. My Country Home (Ragged Glory)
04. The Monsanto Years (The Monsanto Years)
05. Western Hero (Sleeps With Angels)
06. Vampire Blues (On The Beach)
07. Hippie Dream (Landing On Water)
08. After The Gold Rush (ATGR)
09. Human Highway (Comes A Time)
10. Big Box (The Monsanto Years)
11. People Want to Hear About Love (The Monsanto Years)
12. Wolf Moon (The Monsanto Years)
13. Love & Only Love (Ragged Glory)


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AC/DC: Bon Scott statue to be unveiled in Scotland this weekend


(L-R) Sculptor John McKenna, Bon Scott statue, AC/DC bassist Mark Evans

A statue of AC/DC legend Bon Scott will be officially unveiled in the late singer’s Scottish hometown of Kirriemuir this weekend.

The Courier reports £45,000, 450kg bronze statue – funded by fans around the world – is the first in the country of the late rocker, who was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, but moved to Australia with his family when he was six.

The AC/DC landmark will have its official unveiling this Saturday as part of the 10th annual BonFest, a three-day music festival celebrating the singer’s roots.

“It’s amazing how many people don’t know that Bon Scott came from Kirriemuir,” says BonFest chairman John Crawford. “People know about J.M. Barrie and Peter Pan, but they are both famous sons of the town and there is room for them both.”

"In 2008, Bon's Australian home town, Fremantle, unveiled a statue of him. At that point we started thinking it might be good to have one here where he started his life,” said DD8 Music development worker Graham Galloway. "The unveiling will take place on Saturday, 30th of April, and will be carried out by some very special guests: Mark Evans, bass player on four of the Bon-era albums; Tony Currenti, drummer on AC/DC's first album; and Mary Renshaw, Bon's seamstress and 'soulmate.'

"We are looking at a total attendance of 3,700 and are expecting fans from all over the world to travel. We have confirmed travellers from the USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Norway, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. All in all, it is shaping up to be an amazing weekend."

The statue, which took sculptor John McKenna three years to complete, presents a legendary Scott pose and is surrounded by a mosaic featuring his lyrics from a 1977 AC/DC classic: “And the music was good and the music was loud, and the singer turned to the crowd and said ‘Let there be rock’.”

Scott died in 1980 at the age of 33 after a night of heavy drinking in London.

Full details on the annual weekend event are available at bonfest.com

AC/DC will continue its “Rock Or Bust” world tour with European dates featuring Axl Rose in place of Brian Johnson starting May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal.




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VIDEO: Dee Snider performs AC/DC classic at Ultimate Jam Night


Dee Snider with his son Jesse at Ultimate Jam Night

Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider performed the AC/DC classic, “Highway To Hell”, during a surprise appearance at the Whisky A Go Go’s Ultimate Jam Night in Hollywood on April 26.

“People were calling me saying I should audition for AC/DC,” Snider told the crowd. “I said ‘I was too tall.’”

Event host and son Jesse Snider joined his father on the AC/DC tune, and Dee took center stage for the Twisted Sister smash “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

Launched by Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright more than a year ago, the Ultimate Jam Night recently moved its weekly home from the Lucky Strike to the famed Whisky.

Other guest performers at the April 26 show included former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, former Megadeth bassist James Lomenzo, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali and Chickenfoot drummer Kenny Aronoff.

Snider and Twisted Sister will wrap up their live career this year with a series of appearances at rock and metal festivals in Europe and Canada this summer starting June 10 at Sweden Rock.

Drummer Mike Portnoy will join the group for the shows after sitting in for some 2015 dates following the passing of AJ Pero at the age of 55 from a heart attack while playing on tour with Adrenaline Mob last year.



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

VIDEO: Stevie Nicks performs Rhiannon with School Of Rock in New York



Stevie Nicks performed the Fleetwood Mac classic, “Rhiannon”, with the cast of Broadway’s School Of Rock at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York on Tuesday and video from the show is available.

Based on the smash 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, Broadway World reports Nicks surprised the audience when she joined the cast after their curtain call for the hit from Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled 1975 album.

"To be in the presence of these kids that are so amazing that honestly sometimes I close my eyes and I'm not sure that it's not Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks told the crowd. “It's very trippy. They are so good."

After the performance, Nicks admitted that the appearance marked her first time on a Broadway stage.

"I think this is my Broadway debut, and I'm thrilled,” she said. “It was like being somewhere between eight and 13 again. I can't wait to send a tape of this to Lindsey [Buckingham] and my other guitar player, Waddy [Wachtel], because they're gonna die. They're not gonna believe it. They're so good."

School Of Rock – The Musical, which opened last December, features music from the movie as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor.

Prior to her Broadway debut, Nicks joined the School Of Rock cast to perform “Rhiannon” at the 30th Annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition at the Minskoff Theatre.

Celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, the Easter Bonnet Competition raised a record-shattering $5,528,568 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry‐based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant‐making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

To learn more and/or to donate, visit broadwaycares.org





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Queensryche announce Australian tour



Queensryche have announced dates for an Australian tour.

The 4-show run in October will see the Seattle rockers perform in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney as they tour in support of their latest album, “Condition Human.”

The trek will mark the group's first appearance in Australia in almost a decade, and their first shows in the country with singer Todd La Torre, who joined the lineup in 2012 following a split with original frontman Geoff Tate.

“Australia!!! You've been patiently waiting,” says Queensryche, “and we are finally heading down under to see you!!”

Ticket presales for all shows start April 28 at 9am local time, with general tickets on sale May 2 at 9am local.

Queensryche are currently playing dates across North America and will head to Europe for concerts starting in late August.

Queensryche
2016 Australian tour

Oct 11 – Brisbane – The Triffid
Oct 13 – Adelaide – Fowlers Live
Oct 14 – Melbourne – Prince Bandroom
Oct 15 – Sydney – Manning Bar




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VIDEO: Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley reunite for Free classic



Ace Frehley reunites with former KISS bandmate Paul Stanley in a new video featuring the Free classic, “Fire And Water”, a track from Frehley’s all-star covers album, “Origins Vol. 1.”

The original lead guitarist for KISS is premiering the video today to mark his 65th birthday.

“I thought Paul did a fabulous vocal on it," Frehley tells Rolling Stone. "He jumped at the chance to do this because it's something that's outside of KISS and his character in KISS, and it gave him a chance to, you know, sing. With Paul, you usually think of him singing in a slightly higher register and on 'Fire and Water,' he's singing deep from his diaphragm, and it's a real cool vocal.”

"I was happy Ace called me up with this,” says Stanley. “It's very funny, because on my phone when he called, his name comes up, and it put a smile on my face. Like, I pick up the phone and go, 'Ace Frehley!'"

"I have no anger," adds Stanley over the pair’s history and longtime relationship. "I'm sitting in an amazingly beautiful house with an incredible family, an amazing wife, an amazing life, and it's all built on KISS. And the foundation of KISS is something Ace is a part of. We couldn't have built this without him. He's part of it."

“Origins Vol. 1” sees Frehley joined by a variety of guests to deliver new versions of tracks by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Steppenwolf, among others.

Guests include Slash, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Lita Ford and John 5.




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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

VIDEO: Iron Maiden perform live debut in China



Iron Maiden made their Chinese debut at Beijing’s LeSports Center on April 24 and video from the show has surfaced.

Polish Iron Maiden fan club SanktuariuM reports the band performed the standard setlist from “The Book of Souls” world tour, but the show did feature a few changes.

From a production standpoint, there were no pyrotechnics during the concert and the band members were reportedly not allowed to throw items like wristbands and drumsticks into the crowd.

Iron Maiden did, however, make some minor alterations to their content: during “The Trooper”, frontman Bruce Dickinson did not wave the Union Jack flag as usual, and he changed a line in the title track to 1984’s “Powerslave”“Tell me why I had to be a Powerslave" was presented as "Tell me why I had to be a Wicker Man."

The Beijing show was followed by a date at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 26.

Following their Chinese debut, Iron Maiden will perform two shows in New Zealand this weekend ahead of shows in Australia and South Africa next month.






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VIDEO: Ghost perform unplugged on KLAQ Texas radio




Ghost delivered a three-song acoustic set at KLAQ-FM in El Paso, TX on April 22 and video from the performance has surfaced.

Currently on the road across North America on the Black To The Future Tour, Ghost unplugged for “Jigolo Har Megiddo” from 2013's “Infestissumam” ahead of their show at Tricky Falls.

“As you can see I’m sporting shades today,” Papa Emeritus III told the audience. “It’s because I have an eye infection. Come see us in the fall and I will not wear them and you will have the full eye experience.”

The band also performed “He Is” from their latest release “Meliora”, and a cover of Roky Erickson’s "If You Have Ghosts" from their 2013 Dave Grohl-produced EP of the same name.

In February, Ghost were honored for “Meliora” with their first Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category for the single, “Cirice”, and a Swedish Grammis Award for the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Album" of the year.

Ghost’s spring US tour will wrap up May 22 in Albany, NY, followed by a series of summer European dates.


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VIDEO: Axl Rose reveals favorite AC/DC song




Axl Rose revealed his current favorite AC/DC song as he was caught on video Monday rolling through Los Angeles International Airport on a scooter en route to join the Australian band for rehearsals ahead of their European tour next month.

Rose will be fronting the group for the remaining dates on their Rock Or Bust tour after Brian Johnson was advised by doctors to stop performing immediately or risk total hearing loss.

AC/DC’s European shows with Rose will begin May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal.

TMZ touched base with Rose on AC/DC at LAX and asked him about Guns N’ Roses recent pair of headlining sets at Coachella.

“The shows went really good,” said Axl. “The crowd was amazing. It was really nice. The first show was good. The second show was more fun.The crowd was even more responsive."

Following the spring AC/DC dates, Rose will rejoin Guns N’ Roses for a summer stadium tour of North America starting June 23 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI.

The group has just added four US concerts to the schedule, including second shows in Chicago, IL, Foxborough, MA and East Rutherford, NJ, as well as a new date at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

A Nightrain official GN'R fan club pre-sale for all four shows is on now; a Citi cardmember pre-sale begins Tuesday, April 26, and general public tickets will go on sale Friday, April 29 at 10 am local – except Foxborough, which happens Saturday, April 30 at 10 am local.

AC/DC will also reschedule the postponed 10 U.S. dates with Rose fronting the group for sometime later this year.


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Monday, April 25, 2016

VIDEO: Alice Cooper featured in Apple Watch commercial



Alice Cooper is among the celebrities featured in a new ad campaign for Apple Watches.

Adweek reports Cooper joins musicians Nick Jonas and Jon Batiste and actress/fashion designer Chloë Sevigny in the series, which aims to show how the high-tech timepiece can make each day better.

Half of the eight commercials feature sports themes – including real life golf enthusiast Cooper – who swings futilely at golf balls before settling for burning some calories as measured by his watch.

Cooper will spend 2016 juggling solo dates and performing shows with The Hollywood Vampires.

The original shock-rocker recently extended his North American tour and unveiled a full live schedule with the supergroup that sees him joined by Johnny Depp and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

The Hollywood Vampires lineup will be see Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots step in on bass for Guns N’ Roses' Duff McKagan due to his other commitements, and will be rounded out by drummer Matt Sorum, guitarist Tommy Henriksen and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Witkin on piano, percussion and guitar.


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Ace Frehley covers album debuts on US charts



Ace Frehley’s covers album, “Origins Vol 1.”, has debuted in the US Top 25.

The project enters the US Billboard 200 at No. 23 with opening week sales of 16,109 equivalent album units.

The record also lands at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Music chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Rock chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Current chart.

Frehley’s last album, 2009’s “Space Invader”, debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.

“Origins Vol 1.” Sees Frehley deliver new versions of tracks by Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Cream and Jimi Hendrix, among others, along with guests including Paul Stanley, Slash, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Lita Ford and John 5.

The original KISS lead guitarist launched the record with covers of the Cream classic, “White Room”,
and Thin Lizzy’s 1976 track, “Emerald”, which features Slash.

Frehley recently issued a third track, a cover of Free’s “Fire And Water” with guest and former bandmate Paul Stanley.

This week, the guitarist will release a video for the song – featuring Stanley – in sync with Frehley’s 65th birthday.

Frehley recently cancelled an April 16 show in Poughkeepsie, NY after being admitted to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in Pennsylvania “due to exhaustion and dehydration.”

Frehley has fully recovered, saying, "I'd like to thank the great doctors and nurses at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital!"




See also:

Ace Frehley cancels Poughkeepsie show after being hospitalized
AUDIO: Ace Frehley reunites with Paul Stanley of KISS for Free classic
AUDIO: Ace Frehley premieres Thin Lizzy cover with Slash
Ace Frehley to launch covers album with Backstory event in New York
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Megadeth release 360 video for Poisonous Shadows



Megadeth have released a 360° video for “Poisonous Shadows”, a track from their latest album “Dystopia.”

Directed by Blair Underwood, it’s one of five songs included in the virtual reality experience package of the record, which sees the band perform within a virtual fallen city modelled after images in the video for the track "The Threat Is Real.”

The footage provides fans with the opportunity to virtually enter, engage and explore this parallel world with the help of “Dystopia”, a CEEK Virtual Reality cardbox headset and a download code to access and unlock the exclusive content.

Folliwng its release in January, “Dystopia” debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 49,000 equivalent album units.

The feat marks the group’s highest-charting US album since 1992’s “Countdown To Extinction”, which debuted and peaked at No. 2.

Megadeth wrapped up a winter run of North American shows last month and will next perform in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 28 before returning to the States for a month of dates starting April 30 in Fort Myers, FL.

An extensive summer European tour starts June 2 in Milan, Italy.




See also:

VIDEO: Megadeth perform live debut of Dystopia
VIDEO: Megadeth perform live debut of The Threat Is Real
VIDEO: Megadeth launch North American tour in Dallas
Megadeth land US Top 5 debut with Dystopia
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Guns N’ Roses expand North American summer tour



Guns N’ Roses have expanded their summer stadium tour of North America with the addition of four US concerts.

The Not In This Lifetime Tour now includes second shows in Chicago, IL, Foxborough, MA and East Rutherford, NJ, as well as a new date at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

A Nightrain official GN'R fan club pre-sale for all four shows is on now; a Citi cardmember pre-sale begins Tuesday, April 26, and general public tickets will go on sale Friday, April 29 at 10 am local – except Foxborough, which happens Saturday, April 30 at 10 am local.

The summer run opens at Ford Field in Detroit, MI on June 23, with dates running to the end of August.

The trek will see Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan perform material from the band’s legendary albums, including 1987’s smash “Appetite For Destruction” – the biggest selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.

Guns N’ Roses previewed the stadium shows with seven spring concerts, starting April 1 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, with two dates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and at Coachella.

Up next, Axl Rose will join AC/DC in place of Brian Johnson for the band’s European tour, which starts May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and wraps up June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark.

Guns N’ Roses
2016 Not In This Lifetime North American tour


Jun 23 - Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Jun 26 - Washington, DC @ FedexField
Jun 29 - Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
Jul 01 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Jul 03 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field **
Jul 06 - Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
Jul 09 - Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
Jul 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
Jul 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Jul 16 - Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
Jul 19 - Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Jul 20 - Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium **
Jul 23 - East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Jul 24 - East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium **
Jul 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
Jul 29 - Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
Jul 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Aug 03 - Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Aug 05 - Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
Aug 09 - San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
Aug 12 - Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
Aug 15 - Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
Aug 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium **
Aug 22 - San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium

** new adds


See also:

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses headline Coachella second weekend
Guns N’ Roses fan dies and dozens injured in Mexico City bus crash
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses play first of two shows in Mexico City
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan previews It’s So Easy documentary
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

VIDEO: Metallica revisit their garage days


photo: Brett Murray

Metallica revisited their garage days by returning to the San Francisco Bay area house they called home in the 1980s as part of a Record Store Day celebration on April 16.

Joined by friends, family and crew, the group returned to 3132 Carlson Boulevard in El Cerrito, CA for a homecoming event that included a proclamation from Mayor Greg Lyman recognizing their roots in the city.

“This is unbelievable to be back in this place,” James Hetfield told the crowd. “I think we’ve all kind of forgotten a lot of stuff that’s happened in our history and this is a great way to jog our memories and to see people’s faces here, as well. We are so grateful for everyone that’s here and has been a part of this with us.

“We’re just extremely grateful to still be rocking and playing after all these years, doing what we love doing…that doesn’t happen to everybody.”

In 1983, Metallica relocated to the Bay Area from Los Angeles as a condition of bassist Cliff Burton joining the band.

The new lineup went on to write and rehearse much of 1984’s “Ride The Lightning” and 1986’s “Master Of Puppets” in the garage at what became known as the “Metalli-mansion.”

“A couple of years ago,” drummer Lars Ulrich said, “we thought it would be cool to come over and see if we could buy the garage from the people who lived here, and we were going to put it inside HQ over in Marin, but the garage is long gone.

“Whoever’s got the garage, please return it, because maybe we would finish the new record quicker if we were in that garage.”

Metallica have been juggling live dates with studio sessions over much of the past year as they continue working with producer Greg Fidelman on the follow-up to 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”


See also:

VIDEO: Metallica host in-store Record Store Day performance
hennemusic LIVE: Metallica stream Record Store Day performance
Metallica to stream Record Store Day performance
Metallica update status of new album
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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses headline Coachella second weekend




Guns N’ Roses returned to Coachella on April 23 for an encore performance as headliners during the annual festival’s second weekend.

The seventh show of the group’s reunion tour featured two debuts: “Out ta Get Me” from 1987’s “Appetite For Destruction” and “Used To Love Her” from 1988’s “Lies.”

Rumours circulated ahead of the show that Guns N’ Roses might deliver a tribute to Prince, who passed away on April 21 at the age of 57.

“I had a bootleg laser disc…do you know what a laser disc is?,” Axl Rose asked the crowd after explaining the band didn’t have time to fully prepare a proper tribute. “A laser disc is like a big Frisbee, a CD of Purple Rain. Duff is a huge fan. Anyway, we don’t want to dedicate a song; we’ll dedicate the whole show and everything to the memory of Prince.”

Duff McKagan offered his own personal tribute by playing a white bass during the show that featured a purple decal of Prince's symbol.

The Coachella appearance wraps up the spring preview of Guns N’ Roses reunion run, which will launch a summer stadium tour of North America at Ford Field in Detroit, MI on June 23.

Ahead of that, Axl Rose will join AC/DC in place of Brian Johnson for the Australian band’s European tour, which starts May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal.

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young made a rare guest appearance with Guns N’ Roses during their headlining set at Coachella on April 16, just hours after the group announced that Rose would step in to front the band for the remainder of their 2016 tour.






See also:

Guns N’ Roses fan dies and dozens injured in Mexico City bus crash
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses play first of two shows in Mexico City
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan previews It’s So Easy documentary
VIDEO: AC/DC guitarist Angus Young joins Guns N’ Roses at Coachella
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AC/DC tops the hennemusic Hot 10



AC/DC tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

Longtime frontman Brian Johnson has issued a statement following news that the group has hired Axl Rose to finish out the band’s 2016’s Rock Or Bust tour dates.

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 April 24, 2016

01 – Brian Johnson releases statement regarding status with AC/DC
02 – VIDEO: AC/DC guitarist Angus Young joins Guns N’ Roses at Coachella
03 – Axl Rose confirmed to join AC/DC for 2016 tour
04 – AC/DC auditioned tribute band singer before hiring Axl Rose
05 – VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses play first of two shows in Mexico City
06 – AUDIO: David Lee Roth covers Van Morrison on The Roth Show
07 – Thin Lizzy adds Aerosmith and Judas Priest members to lineup
08 – hennemusic LIVE: Watch 360 live stream of Coachella weekend 2
09 – VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan previews It’s So Easy documentary
10 – AC/DC auditioned second tribute band singer before hiring Axl Rose



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Apr 17: AC/DC
Apr 10: Don Henley
Apr 03: Guns N’ Roses
Mar 27: Guns N’ Roses
Mar 20: The Eagles

Friday, April 22, 2016

hennemusic LIVE: Watch 360 live stream of Coachella weekend 2



hennemusic is pleased to bring you the 360 live stream of weekend 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival from the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Coachella features more than 150 acts performing on its second weekend, with LCD Soundsystem headlining on Friday, Guns N’ Roses on Saturday, and Calvin Harris on Sunday.

The 2016 festival also features Ellie Goulding, Ice Cube, Gary Clark, Jr and Rancid, among others.

This weekend will see Coachella's first-ever 360 degree live stream, allowing viewers to control the camera’s rotation.

Check the schedule below for set times (all times are PST)

Guns N’ Roses made international headlines with their set during Coachella’s opening weekend on April 16.

Just hours after AC/DC announced that Axl Rose would step in to front the band for the remainder of their 2016 tour, guitarist Angus Young made a rare guest appearance with the band as they ripped through a pair of vintage AC/DC tracks including “Whole Lotta Rosie” from 1977’s “Let There Be Rock” and “Riff Raff” from 1978’s “Powerage.”




COACHELLA 2016 LIVE WEBCAST SCHEDULE

* All times in PST

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

3:45 – Robert DeLong
5:00 – Lord Huron
6:15 – The Kills
8:45 – Sufjan Stevens

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

2:30 – Moon Taxi
3:35 – Gary Clark Jr.
4:55 – Run the Jewels
6:10 – Chvrches
9:05 – Ice Cube
TBD – Guns N’ Roses

SUNDAY, APRIL 24

2:30 – Nathaniel Rateliff
4:55 – Matt & Kim

Thursday, April 21, 2016

AC/DC auditioned second tribute band singer before hiring Axl Rose


AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck

A second AC/DC tribute band singer has stepped forward to report that he auditioned for the Australian rock legends before they hired Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose to replace Brian Johnson on their Rock Or Bust world tour.

Following news that Daren Caperna of the Dallas, TX-based tribute band Back In Black was flown to Atlanta for an audition last month, Lee Robinson of Raleigh, NC-based Thunderstruck is now sharing details of his encounter with the group.

“I didn’t sleep for like 3 days,” explains Robinson after receiving the audition call. “I was studying the songs.”

On March 14, the singer hooked up with AC/DC at their Atlanta rehearsal studio and learned it was bassist Cliff Williams who discovered the Thunderstruck singer and suggested him as an option. “He hung with me the whole time,” says Robinson. “Cliff found us on YouTube!”

Like Caperna, Robinson sang four songs before running through the full Rock Or Bust setlist, minus two songs.

Once finished, guitarist Angus Young offered some words of encouragement to the singer.

“‘Whatever happens,’ he told me, ‘you’ve got a helluva voice,’” said Robinson, still in awe of the moment.

The singer returned to North Carolina the next day and waited for word from the band, with whom he had a gentleman’s agreement - until we say something, you don’t say anything.

On April 16, Rose was officially announced as Johnson’s replacement for the remainder of the Rock Or Bust tour, and Young joined Guns N’ Roses for a pair of vintage AC/DC tracks at Coachella later that night.



See also:

Brian Johnson releases statement regarding status with AC/DC
AC/DC auditioned tribute band singer before hiring Axl Rose
VIDEO: AC/DC guitarist Angus Young joins Guns N’ Roses at Coachella
Axl Rose confirmed to join AC/DC for 2016 tour
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