Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Foo Fighters add Helsinki show to European tour



The Foo Fighters will perform at the Rock The Beach festival in Helsinki, Finland on June 19 as part of a 2017 summer tour of Europe.

The band will play on a bill at the one-day event that includes Biffy Clyro and The Kills, among others.

The Finnish stop marks the sixth date of the 2017 schedule unveiled so far by the band on a new website at foofighterspassport.com, which features a clickable passport over a satellite map of Europe.

The Foo Fighters have previously announced festival appearances in Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Spain and Portugal – with more expected to follow.

The group’s return from a planned hiatus follows extensive touring in support of 2014’s “Sonic Highways”, an album that also featured a companion, 8-episode documentary series of the same name that went on to win a pair of Emmy Awards in 2015.

Foo Fighters
European tour 2017


Jun 19 – Helsinki, Finland – Rock The Beach **
Jun 29 – Gdynia, Poland – Open'er Festival
Jun 30 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
Jul 02 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
Jul 06 – Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival
Jul 07 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival

** new add


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Guns N’ Roses expand Japanese tour



Guns N’ Roses have expanded their early 2017 tour of Japan with the addition of dates in Kobe and Yokohama.

The reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will perform at the World Arena in Kobe on January 22 and the Yokohama Arena on January 25, bringing the total of shows to five in the country.

The band previously announced performances in Osaka (January 21) and two concerts in Tokyo at the Saitama Super Arena on January 28 and 29.

Babymetal will open all shows except the January 28 appearance in Tokyo, which will see Man With A Mission as support.

A Nightrain pre-sale is underway now with general public tickets available December 24 at 10 AM local time.

Currently wrapping up shows in South America, Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime Tour will resume in 2017 with the Japan trek, followed by dates in New Zealand and Australia.

Guns N’ Roses
Not In This Lifetime
2017 Japan tour


Jan 21 – Osaka, Japan - Kyocera Dome
Jan 22 – Kobe, Japan – World Arena **
Jan 25 – Yokohama, Japan – Yokohama Arena **
Jan 28 – Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena
Jan 29 – Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena

** new adds



See also:

Axl Rose settles lawsuit with former Guns N’ Roses keyboardist
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses bring Not In This Lifetime tour to Brazil
VIDEO: Steven Adler joins Guns N’ Roses at second Buenos Aires show
VIDEO: Steven Adler reunites with Guns N’ Roses in Buenos Aires
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AC/DC, Rolling Stones make Forbes list of highest paid musicians in 2016



AC/DC and The Rolling Stones have landed in the Top 10 of Forbes magazine’s List of Highest Paid Musicians of 2016.

The annual list – which measures pretax income from June 1, 2015, to June 1, 2016 before deducting management fees – was topped by pop/country star Taylor Swift at US $170 million, ahead of boy band One Direction at No. 2 ($110M), Adele at No. 3 with $80.5M, Madonna at No. 4 ($76.5M), and Rihanna, who rounded out the Top 5 at $75M.

AC/DC landed at No. 7 with earnings of US $67.5 million from their “Rock Or Bust” world tour. The 2-year run saw lead singer Brian Johnson step aside in early 2016 due to hearing loss issues on doctor’s orders, with Axl Rose stepping in to perform dates in both Europe and the US.

The Rolling Stones sit at No. 8 with revenue of 66.5 million from shows on their 2015 Zip Code tour of North America and the Latin American Ole run this past spring.

Rocker Bruce Springsteen finished just outside the Top 10 at No. 11 with earnings of $60.5M.

Highest Paid Musicians of 2016
Forbes Magazine


01. Taylor Swift $170M
02. One Direction $110M
03. Adele $80.5M
04. Madonna $76.5M
05. Rihanna $75M
06. Garth Brooks $70M
07. AC/DC $67.5M
08. The Rolling Stones $66.5M
09. Calvin Harris $63.M
10. Sean Combs $62M


See also:

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd previews Head Job video
VIDEO: AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams retires
VIDEO: Axl Rose and AC/DC close Rock Or Bust tour in Philadelphia
VIDEO: Axl Rose and AC/DC rock Washington DC
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Cream to release expanded reissue of debut album Fresh Cream



Supergroup Cream will mark the 50th anniversary of their 1966 debut, “Fresh Cream”, with an expanded reissue on January 27.

A Deluxe Edition of the first studio album by the power trio of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker has been packaged as a 3CD + 1 Blu-ray audio disc set featuring various alternate and new stereo mixes plus several, previously unreleased BBC sessions.

Presented in a gatefold sleeve within a rigid slipcase, the reissue includes a 64-page hardback book featuring new sleeve notes by Rolling Stone writer David Fricke.

A special 6LP 180g Vinyl edition of “Fresh Cream” will also be released in April 2017.

“Fresh Cream” originally delivered a UK version and a slightly different US version; the UK release included a cover of the Willie Dixon classic, “Spoonful”, while the tune was replaced by the group’s second hit and UK single, “I Feel Free”, on the US version.

The project peaked at No. 6 on the UK album chart and No. 39 on the U.S. album chart while earning Gold status for sales in both countries.

Cream disbanded following a farewell concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1968. The group reunited for their 1993 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and then again in 2005 for a series of London shows that were recorded and released that same year and promoted with additional concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Bassist Jack Bruce passed away from liver disease in 2014 at the age of 71.


Spoonful


See also:

Eric Clapton announces US concerts
VIDEO: Eric Clapton performs Wonderful Tonight on Live In San Diego set
VIDEO: Eric Clapton performs blues classic on Live In San Diego with JJ Cale
VIDEO: Eric Clapton previews Live In San Diego with JJ Cale
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Deep Purple, David Bowie and Nirvana songs added to 2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame



Classic tracks by Deep Purple, David Bowie and Nirvana are among 25 recordings added to the 2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame.

Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water”, David Bowie’s “Changes”, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” made the final cut in the latest annual selection of recordings that are at least 25 years old and exhibit qualitative or historical significance as selected by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.

The 2017 inductees range from the Jackson 5's "ABC" to N.W.A's “Straight Outta Compton”, while the list also features recordings by R.E.M., Prince, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Bonnie Raitt and Sly & The Family Stone, among others.

"The Grammy Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned," says Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social and cultural history."

The Hall, now in its 44th year, currently totals 1,038 recordings.

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame

Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans”
The Beach Boys – “I Get Around”
Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues
Blind Willie McTell – “Statesboro Blues”
Bonnie Raitt – “I Can’t Make Your Love Me”
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra – “(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin’ Jive”
David Bowie – “Changes”
Deep Purple – “Smoke of the Water”
Dion – “The Wanderer”
Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock”
The Everly Brothers – “Wake Up Little Susie”
Jackson 5 – “ABC”
Lalo Schifrin – “Mission Impossible”
Lesley Gore – “You Don’t Own Me”
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra – “When the Saints Go Marching In”
Merle Haggard – Okie From Muskogee
Mills Brothers – “You Always Hurt the One You Love”
Mississippi John Hurt – “Stack O’Lee Blues”
N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times
R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
Rod Stewart – “Maggie May”
Sly & The Family Stone – “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”
Sonny & Cher – “I Got You Babe”




See also:

VIDEO: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow premiere Man On The Silver Mountain from 2016 live DVD
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Deep Purple confirm new album plans
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to release live DVD from 2016 shows
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Eric Clapton announces US concerts


Eric Clapton has announced a series of spring 2017 live dates in the US.

The guitarist will perform his only North American concerts next year with pairs of shows in New York and Los Angeles in March, where he’ll be joined by special guests Jimmie Vaughan and Gary Clark Jr.

Clapton will be accompanied by his band members Walt Richmond, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White and Michelle John.

Celebrating his 70th birthday last year, the bluesman wrote a heartfelt note in the program that began “I swear this is it, no more…..I know I've been threatening retirement for the last fifty years, but I didn't think I'd ever really want to stop. I love what I do and always have done, but over the last few decades I've found what I was always really looking for, a loving family who love me just the way I am, which means I can relax and rest when I need to, and more and more I treasure the beauty of that....”

The letter went on to say, “Hopefully, I might be able to remember and breathe some life into this old stuff…. in truth believe me, with these great guys to play with, I'll be having the time of my life!”

A Chase pre-sale starts December 1 at noon EST, with general public tickets going on sale December 3 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Clapton recently released “Live In San Diego with Special Guest JJ Cale.”

The project captures the guitarist in a 2007 concert as part of a tour in support of his and Cale’s 2006 album, “The Road To Escondido.”

Eric Clapton
2017 US dates


Mar 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mar 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mar 25 – Los Angeles,CA – The Forum
Mar 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum


See also:

VIDEO: Eric Clapton performs Wonderful Tonight on Live In San Diego set
VIDEO: Eric Clapton performs blues classic on Live In San Diego with JJ Cale
VIDEO: Eric Clapton previews Live In San Diego with JJ Cale
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KISS announce European tour



KISS have announced dates for an arena tour of Europe next May.

The 11-show run - which includes four concerts in Germany - opens in Moscow, Russia on May 1 and wraps up in Rotterdam, Holland on May 24.

The 2017 trek marks KISS’ first European appareances since 2015.

KISS Army ticket and VIP pre-sales are underway; full details by city are available at kissonline.com

Earlier this month, the group hosted the 6th annual KISS Kruise, which saw the KISS Army sail from Miami to Cozumel and Grand Cayman for six days ahead of wrapping up their 2016 live schedule with a pair of shows in Mexico.

KISS recently released its concert film, “KISS Rocks Vegas”, which captures the band during their nine-show 2014 Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel And Casino.

In addition to the regular concert, the project also features a seven-song acoustic set featuring vintage 1970s tracks by the group.

KISS
European tour 2017


May 01 - Olympiski - Moscow, Russia
May 04 - Hartwell Arena - Helsinki, Finland
May 06 - Tele2 Arena - Stockholm, Sweden
May 07 - Spektrum - Oslo, Norway
May 10 - Scandinavium - Gothenburg, Sweden
May 12 - Westfallenhalle - Dortmund, Germany
May 13 - Schleyerhalle - Stuttgart, Germany
May 18 - Olympiahalle - Munich, Germany
May 21 - Stadthalle - Vienna, Austria
May 23 - Festhalle - Frankfurt, Germany
May 24 - Ahoy - Rotterdam, Holland


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VIDEO: KISS stream Detroit Rock City from KISS Rocks Vegas
VIDEO: KISS stream Rock And Roll All Nite from KISS Rocks Vegas
KISS to launch new comic book series
VIDEO: KISS launch Freedom To Rock tour in Tucson
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Metallica: Hardwired To Self-Destruct debuts atop US charts



Metallica’s tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct”, has debuted atop the US charts, according to Billboard.

The project enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with opening week sales of 291,000 equivalent album units, of which 282,000 were in traditional album sales.

“Hardwired” becomes Metallica’s sixth US No. 1 while selling more in its first week than any rock album in the past two-and-a-half years. The set follows previous chart-toppers “Metallica” (aka The Black Album) in 1991, “Load” (1996), 1997’s “Reload”, 2003’s “St. Anger” and 2008’s “Death Magnetic.”

The two-disc set was produced by Greg Fidelman, guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

A Deluxe Edition of the package adds a bonus disc of rarities and covers, including takes on tracks by Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and Rainbow, and the group’s full set at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of “Kill 'Em All” and “Ride The Lightning.”

Metallica will perform a rare club show in Toronto on November 29 as they continue to promote the new release.

The group will close out 2016 with a December 17 show at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland, CA before resuming the trek in the new year with shows in South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.


See also:

Metallica add second Mexico City show to WorldWired tour
VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Costa Rica
Metallica announce Toronto club show
VIDEO: Metallica rock first BBC Session
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Axl Rose settles lawsuit with former Guns N’ Roses keyboardist



Guns N’ Roses leader Axl Rose has settled a lawsuit brought by the band’s former keyboardist Chris Pitman over unpaid wages.

The case made headlines in September, with TMZ reporting that Rose signed a promissory note to Pitman in 2011 stating that he would pay the multi-instrumentalist $125,000 for a year’s worth of work by October of 2012, and that the bill had not been paid.

Pitman’s suit sought the original amount, plus interest, for a new total of $163,000.

Now, according to TMZ, the case has been dismissed after the pair reached an agreement earlier this month.

While the terms are confidential, sources indicate Rose paid less than the requested $163,000 to settle the case.

Pitman joined Guns N’ Roses in 1998 and appeared on 2008’s “Chinese Democracy”; he was on board until earlier this year when Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan announced a mini-reunion lineup that would set out on the “Not In This Lifetime” world tour.

The longtime member was replaced by new addition Melissa Reese in the reunion lineup that also includes guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed.

Pitman currently fronts the alternative rock band SexTapes.

Guns N’ Roses currently winding down a South American tour before taking a break for the remainder of 2016.



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VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses bring Not In This Lifetime tour to Brazil
VIDEO: Steven Adler joins Guns N’ Roses at second Buenos Aires show
VIDEO: Steven Adler reunites with Guns N’ Roses in Buenos Aires
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses rock first of three shows in Argentina
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Aerosmith tops the hennemusic Hot 10




Aerosmith tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

The Boston rockers are previewing the European leg of their farewell tour, “Aero-Vederci Baby!”, in a new video featuring Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.

Read all about it and check out the video 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 November 27, 2016

01 – VIDEO: Aerosmith preview European farewell tour
02 – Black Sabbath stream rare live Iron Man from expanded Paranoid reissue
03 – Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd previews Head Job video
04 – VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert preview Live In Japan DVD
05 – Sammy Hagar to release new compilation this week
06 – VIDEO: Rush rock Tom Sawyer on Family Guy
07 – VIDEO: Foreigner premiere The Flame Still Burns
08 – Billy Idol to release exclusive vinyl live album on Record Store Day
09 – Tesla announce US tour
10 – Former Scorpions drummer thanks fans for support through rehab and recovery



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Nov 20: Motley Crue
Nov 13: Guns N’ Roses
Nov 06: Stevie Nicks
Oct 30: Iron Maiden
Oct 23: Queen

Thursday, November 24, 2016

VIDEO: Foreigner premiere The Flame Still Burns




Foreigner are premiering a video for “The Flame Still Burns”, the title track to a 10-inch vinyl EP available on Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 25.

Guitarist and founding member Mick Jones originally wrote the sing for the 1998 film "Still Crazy", which focuses on the career of a fictional 1970s rock band named "Strange Fruit." The tune went on to win the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for songwriting and this electric version marks the first time “The Flame Still Burns” has been officially recorded by Foreigner.

The first release to mark the band’s 40th anniversary, the EP also contains a live version of "Juke Box Hero" and the original recordings of "Feels Like The First Time" and "Long, Long Way From Home" from the group’s 1977 self-titled album debut.

1,500 copies of the Record Store Day exclusive release will be available; learn more at recordstoreday.com

Jones will publish the band’s first official biography, “A Foreigner’s Tale”, in 2017.

The project tells the story of the guitarist’s early career – including the formation of Foreigner in New York in 1976 via a series of jams – and the band’s worldwide success with 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits and more than 75 million album sales.


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Foreigner guitarist to publish official band biography
Foreigner teams with Stereocast to benefit Grammy Foundation
Foreigner announce European tour
Foreigner to record live unplugged album at charity event
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VIDEO: Queen and Adam Lambert preview Live In Japan DVD



Queen and Adam Lambert have issued a video preview of their forthcoming package, “Live In Japan.”

Due December 20, the multi-format release captures the band's headline performance at Japan's largest rock festival, Summer Sonic, on August 17, 2014 at Chiba’s Marine Stadium.

The band’s set of classics also featured a performance of "Teo Toriatte (Let Us Cling Together)", a song written by guitarist Brian May especially for the Japanese fans that also includes Japanese lyrics.

“We all thought it was quite a difficult gig,” says May. “The audience was wonderful, but it was so hot and so humid, it was very difficult to play, but when we saw the video, we thought that it was great and the interaction with the crowd was great."

"The Japanese audience was so passionate, so emotional,” adds Lambert. “You could feel the connection. And it's different than in other countries; there is something very special there."

"Queen + Adam Lambert - Live in Japan" will be released exclusively in Japan in various formats, including DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+Live CD, Blu-ray+Live CD, DVD or Blu-ray+Live CD+Tshirt, and a Super Deluxe Box set (including DVD or Blu-ray+Live CD+2LP+Tshirt+Tote Bag+Photo Book).


Queen + Adam Lambert
“Live In Japan”

Release date: December 20

“Procession”
“Now I'm Here”
“Stone Cold Crazy”
“Another One Bites The Dust”
“Fat Bottomed Girls”
“In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited”
“Seven Seas Of Rhye”
“Killer Queen”
“I Want It All”
“Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)”
“Love Of My Life”
“These Are The Days Of Our Lives”
“Under Pressure”
“I Was Born To Love You”
“Radio Ga Ga”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Encore:

“We Will Rock You”
“We Are The Champions”
“God Save The Queen”

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Queen to release On Air The Complete BBC Radio Sessions
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Metallica add second Mexico City show to WorldWired tour



Metallica have added a second show in Mexico City on March 3 due to overwhelming demand.

“You guys are awesome!!!,” says the band. “Tickets for the March 1st show have already sold out in less than two hours... perhaps you would like another night? The schedule is clear and we’re excited to add a second show at Foro Sol in Mexico City on March 3, 2017."

Each ticket purchased to the Mexico City shows will include a choice of a physical copy or the digital version of the group’s newly-released tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct.” The offer available nationwide in Mexico only and will run from November 23, 2016 until July 1, 2017.

A Fifth Members presale starts November 28 at 10:00 AM CST for Legacy Members, and all others at 11:00 AM CST, while a Banamex pre-sale begins November 29 at 11:00 AM CST, with general public tickets available November 30 at 11:00 AM CST at Ticketmaster.com.mx.

The Mexico City dates with special guest Iggy Pop land just ahead of a series of South American shows that include stops at Lollapalooza events in Brazil, Argentina and Chile a few weeks later.

Metallica will begin 2017 with shows in South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.


See also:

VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Costa Rica
Metallica announce Toronto club show
VIDEO: Metallica rock first BBC Session
VIDEO: Metallica perform on French TV
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VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic in Costa Rica


photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica performed the “Master Of Puppets” instrumental classic, Orion”, during a November 5 stop in San Jose, Costa Rica as part of their recent Latin American tour, and the band are sharing video from the event.

Alongside pre-show meet and greet and tuning room footage, “Orion” was featured during the band’s final stop on the 5-date run that served as the opening leg of their WorldWired tour in support of their newly-released tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct.”

The two-disc set was produced by Greg Fidelman, guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

A Deluxe Edition of the package adds a bonus disc of rarities and covers, including takes on tracks by Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and Rainbow, and the group’s full set at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of “Kill 'Em All” and “Ride The Lightning.”

“Word has gotten to us over the weekend that Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is number one in a staggering 57 countries, Top 3 in 75 countries and Top 5 in 105 countries!,” says the band. “We’re not quite sure we can even name 105 countries!

“Wow... what an insane awesome ride it’s been. We are stunned, beyond grateful and truly appreciative that not only have Metallica fans embraced Hardwired…To Self-Destruct beyond our wildest expectations, but more importantly, we’re proud to see that hard rock and metal is still viable and matters in 2016…TO SO MANY PEOPLE! The support, excitement, and love from all corners of the planet means so much to us and we are sincerely blown away by the response.

“The story has just begun and there is so much more to come, but we want to thank you for making this such a special time in Metallica history.”





See also:

Metallica announce Toronto club show
VIDEO: Metallica rock first BBC Session
VIDEO: Metallica perform on French TV
VIDEO: Watch Metallica perform at House Of Vans in London
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Glenn Hughes announces UK tour



Glenn Hughes has announced dates for an early 2017 tour of the UK.

The 10-show run with guests Stone Broken opens in Newcastle on January 20 and wraps in Bristol on February 2.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 10 AM on Friday, November 25, and can be booked online from myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com.

“I am happy to announce my UK and European tour,” says Hughes. “My team have been hard at work to make this happen, so my band and I can perform on this tour to promote my new album Resonate. All love and see you down the front.”

Hughes was recently forced to cancel a co-headlining tour of the UK and Europe with Living Colour after the American band double-booked dates with Alter Bridge during the same period.

The originally-scheduled 6-week run was set for to begin earlier this month and run into mid-December.

“Resonate” marks the bassist’s first solo release in eight years following stints with California Breed and the recently-reunited Black Country Communion.

Glenn Hughes
2017 UK tour


Jan 20 - Newcastle, UK- The Riverside -
Jan 21 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Jan 23 - Bilston, UK - The Robin 2
Jan 24 - Glasgow, UK - The Garage
Jan 26 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue
Jan 27 - Manchester, UK - O2 Academy 2
Jan 29 - Reading, UK - Sub 89
Jan 30 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction
Feb 01 - Leeds, UK - The Church
Feb 02 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece


See also:

Glenn Hughes cancels European tour after Living Colour bails
AUDIO: Glenn Hughes streams new song Let It Shine
AUDIO: Glenn Hughes streams new song My Town
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

VIDEO: Green Day rock The Late Late Show with James Corden



Green Day rocked a performance of their “Revolution Radio” single, “Bang Bang”, on CBS-TV’s The Late Late Show with James Corden on November 22.

Released in early August, the track was the lead single from the band’s twelfth album, which was recorded at frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s new studio, Otis, in Oakland, CA.

"It's about the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media," Armstrong said recently. "There's this sort of rage happening, but it's also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that is so twisted.

“To get into the brain of someone like that was freaky. It freaked me out. After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out."

Green Day will begin a 2017 European arena tour in support of their latest release in Turin, Italy on January 10, with the month-long run wrapping up in London, UK in early February.

A North American tour with guests Against Me! will open in Phoenix, AZ on March 1.



See also:

VIDEO: Green Day perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Green Day release Still Breathing video
Green Day issue lyric video for Say Goodbye
Green Day top US charts with Revolution Radio
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

VIDEO: Rush rock Tom Sawyer on Family Guy




Rush rocked their 1981 classic, “Tom Sawyer”, on the latest episode of the animated Fox sitcom Family Guy.

Part of the show’s storyline presented a look at Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with mainman Peter Griffin as Huck Finn and his son, Chris, as Tom Sawyer.

Huck meets up with Tom, and asks him why he is so far from home, to which Tom replies, “Rush is playing here tonight. They wrote a song about me.”

When the pair are joined by runaway slave Jim – played by Cleveland Brown – Tom rips off his shirt to reveal a Rush concert t-shirt underneath and shouts, "Rush concert!"

The Canadian rockers are shown performing "Tom Sawyer" from 1981’s “Moving Pictures.”

Up next for Rush, the group will release multiple expanded 40th anniversary editions of their 1976 album classic, “2112”, on December 16.

The 2CD/DVD edition will include a newly remastered CD of the original album by Abbey Road Studios, and an additional CD of rare, live and previously unreleased material including newly-recorded tracks from “2112” featuring Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters along with Nick Raskulinecz, Billy Talent, Steven Wilson, Jacob
Moon
and Alice In Chains. The set’s third disc is a DVD featuring a newly restored vintage 1976 Rush concert recorded at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, plus bonus videos of the Grohl/Hawkins/Raskulinecz track and Billy Talent track, and a new 25+ minute interview featuring Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and longtime producer & engineer Terry Brown.

The new "2112" remaster originally appeared on the much-acclaimed 2015 hologram vinyl edition of the album; this marks the Abbey Road Studios master first time on CD.

A 3-LP 200-gram vinyl edition includes all of the above plus a special laser-etched LP side, the 2015 hologram on 2112’s side B and a unique turntable mat featuring the band’s iconic Starman character.



See also:

Rush to release expanded 40th anniversary edition of 2112
Rush preview The Early Days Of Neil Peart animated video
VIDEO: Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer explains how Rush changed his life
VIDEO: Rush superfan featured in Time Stand Still preview
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VIDEO: Green Day perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live



Green Day performed a pair of tracks from their latest album, “Revolution Radio”, on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on November 21.

The band ripped through the project’s lead single, “Bang Bang”, on the broadcast and recorded web exclusive video of the title track.

“Revolution Radio” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 95,000 equivalent album units, of which 90,000 were in traditional album sales.

The project marks the San Francisco Bay Area band’s third US number one following 2004’s “American Idiot” and 2009’s “21st Century Breakdown.”

Green Day recently completed a series of American club shows and will launch a European tour in January before kicking off an arena run across North America in Phoenix, AZ on March 1 with guests Against Me!



See also:

Green Day release Still Breathing video
Green Day issue lyric video for Say Goodbye
Green Day top US charts with Revolution Radio
Green Day release Ordinary World lyric video
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Former Scorpions drummer thanks fans for support through rehab and recovery



Former Scorpions drummer James Kottak is thanking fans for their support through his battle with alcoholism and his continued efforts in recovery.

“Hello to all my family, friends, and freaks,” writes Kottack on his website. “I want to send a HUGE thank-you from the bottom of my heart for the thousands of messages of hope and positivity during my time of healing! I am humbled and honoured by your love and gracious offerings. I am healthy & happy living in the now…grateful for yesterday, excited for the future.

“As one chapter of my life closes…a thousand new doors of adventure have opened. I have been given the ultimate gift of life with my personal REboot. To quote one of my fav songs ‘Tomorrow is a Brand New Day’. With the support of Athena and my three wonderful kids, today IS the first day of the rest of my life!

“I look forward to reconnecting and seeing you all SOON! Rock & Roll Forever!”


Kottak – who joined the Scorpions in 1996 – made international headlines in 2014 following an alleged drunken incident in Dubai that resulted in a month-long sentence in jail in the country; the rocker was released after serving less than 10 days and promptly entered rehab to treat his alcoholism.

Kottak eventually rejoined the Scorpions but the German band brought in former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee for their 2016 US tour before confirming Dee as an official member in September.



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Scorpions hire Motorhead drummer for spring US tour
Scorpions reschedule German shows due to illness
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Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd previews Head Job video




Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is sharing a preview of a new video for the title track to his recently re-released solo album, “Head Job.”

Rudd originally issued the album in 2014, just months before a series of legal troubles led to an 8-month home detention - on charges of threatening to kill a contractor, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis - that sidelined him from joining AC/DC for a world tour in support of the “Rock Or Bust” album.

The Australian group brought in former member Chris Slade to handle drums for the trek, which eventually saw Axl Rose step in to handle vocals in place of Brian Johnson after the longtime AC/DC singer risked permanent hearing loss.

Rudd was a member of AC/DC from 1975–83 and again from 1994 to 2014.

“Head Job” was first previewed with the lead single, “Repo Man”; the album’s reissue and plans to tour the UK and Europe in 2017 are part of Rudd’s plan to launch a comeback following his recovery from a heart attack in New Zealand this past summer.

"I made mistakes, but I am really good now,” says Rudd. “Life is good. I'm positive and healthy. I really appreciate the support of the fans around the world, which kept me going through, you know, some of the dark times, and I cannot wait to play the music for them, it is going to rock."



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VIDEO: AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams retires
VIDEO: Axl Rose and AC/DC close Rock Or Bust tour in Philadelphia
VIDEO: Axl Rose and AC/DC rock Washington DC
VIDEO: Angus Young talks about the power of AC/DC live
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Metallica announce Toronto club show




Metallica will perform a rare club show at The Opera House in Toronto on November 29 as they continue to promote their newly-released tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct.”

“We’re back from our whirlwind promotional trip to Europe and Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is officially out!,” says the band. “That trip was capped off with a very special night on Friday at the London House Of Vans and now we are off to conquer Canada with a visit to Toronto next week. We can’t get enough of that hot, sweaty old-school small show vibe so, while we’re there, we plan to set foot on the stage at the intimate historic Opera House for a special one-night-only Fifth Members show on Tuesday, November 29th.

“If you would like to join us and you’re a Fifth Member, click here to enter to win an opportunity to purchase up to two tickets per member in a special pre-sale that begins on Wednesday, November 23 at 9:00 AM EST for one hour only. Fifth Member tickets will be specially priced at $25 each and all proceeds from the sale of tickets to this show will be donated to The Daily Bread Food Bank. Winners will be e-mailed a personal code after 8:00 PM EST today, along with more details about how to purchase tickets to the exclusive one-of-a-kind show.

“If you’re not a Fifth Member," adds the group, "you’ll still have a chance to purchase up to two tickets per person on Wednesday, November 23 at 11:00 AM EST at Ticketmaster.ca for a price of $100 each, again with all proceeds donated to The Daily Bread Food Bank. Collection bins will be also available at the door, so we encourage you to support those less fortunate by bringing canned goods or other non-perishable food items to the show.

“Join us in Toronto as we continue the celebration!”


Metallica recently completed a 5-date Latin American run as the opening leg of their WorldWired tour in support of “Hardwired.”

The group will close out 2016 with a December 17 show at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland, CA before resuming the trek in the new year with shows in South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.



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VIDEO: Metallica rock first BBC Session
VIDEO: Metallica perform on French TV
VIDEO: Watch Metallica perform at House Of Vans in London
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VIDEO: Metallica rock first BBC Session


photo: Brett Murray / Metallica

Metallica performed their first-ever BBC Session at London's Maida Vale Studios on November 17 as part of the launch of “Hardwired…To Self Destruct”, and the broadcaster is sharing footage of the singles “Hardwired” and “Atlas, Rise!”

The 5-song set for BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" also featured the new track “Moth Into Flame” alongside 1988’s “Harvester Of Sorrow” and their 1991 smash “Enter Sandman.”

The studio session and broadcast were part of a visit that saw Metallica their first UK in-store autograph signing session at HMV’s Oxford Street store starting at midnight on November 17 and an intimate show at London’s House Of Vans.

The two-disc “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman, guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

A Deluxe Edition of the package adds a bonus disc of rarities and covers, including takes on tracks by Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and Rainbow, and the group’s full set at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of “Kill 'Em All” and “Ride The Lightning.”



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VIDEO: Metallica perform on French TV
VIDEO: Watch Metallica perform at House Of Vans in London
VIDEO: Metallica perform Enter Sandman with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
Metallica premiere video for Lords Of Summer
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VIDEO: Metallica perform on French TV




Metallica performed a 7-song set during an appearance on the Canal+ nightly news program Le Grand Journal in Paris, France on November 15, and video of the full performance is available.

The band delivered three new songs ahead of the November 18 release of “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” “Hardwired”, “Moth Into Flame” and “Atlas, Rise!” – alongside classic tracks “Creeping Death”, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, “One” and “Enter Sandman.”

The stop was one of three countries the band visited in Europe last week – alongside Berlin, Germany and London, UK – as part of the launch of their tenth album, which was co-produced by Greg Fidelman, guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

"We're itching to play them," says Ulrich of the new material. "Right now, every day when we get into the Tuning Room we're just playing the new songs. Then we're like, 'Wait, we gotta get out there and play 'Master of Puppets.'"

“Some of the songs from the new record are a little more physical. It's gonna be a lot of fun to play this. Also, some of these songs are a little shorter than the ones on Death Magnetic. I think it's gonna be a lot of fun to throw many of these songs in, but we'll change the setlist every night like we always do."


Metallica recently completed a 5-date Latin American run as the opening leg of their WorldWired tour in support of “Hardwired.”


See also:

VIDEO: Watch Metallica perform at House Of Vans in London
VIDEO: Metallica perform Enter Sandman with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
Metallica premiere video for Lords Of Summer
VIDEO: Metallica debut Spit Out The Bone
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Motley Crue tops the hennemusic Hot 10



Motley Crue tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10.

The band’s farewell tour concert film, “The End: Live In Los Angeles”, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Music Video Sales charts.

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 November 20, 2016

01 – Motley Crue: The End debuts atop US Music Video Sales charts
02 – VIDEO: Metallica share Bridge School Benefit Concert highlights
03 – Sammy Hagar to release new compilation this week
04 – VIDEO: Black Sabbath perform final US concert in San Antonio
05 – Aerosmith announce farewell tour
06 – VIDEO: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow premiere Man On The Silver Mountain from 2016 live DVD
07 – Metallica expand 2017 tour
08 – VIDEO: Aerosmith preview European farewell tour
09 – VIDEO: Def Leppard preview Live From Detroit DVD
10 – Black Sabbath stream rare live Iron Man from expanded Paranoid reissue



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Nov 13: Guns N’ Roses
Nov 06: Stevie Nicks
Oct 30: Iron Maiden
Oct 23: Queen
Oct 16: Neil Young

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tesla announce US tour




Tesla have announced dates for an early 2017 US tour.

The 5-week run will begin February 1 at the Arcada Theatre in St, Charles, IL and is scheduled through a March 4 show at the House Of Blues in Houston, TX.

The Sacramanto, CA rockers recently wrapped up an extensive North American tour with Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon as they hit the road in support of “Mechanical Resonance, Live!”

The project marks the 30th anniversary of their debut album if the same name by capturing the 1986 record in its entirety live; the set was rounded out with a new studio single, “Save That Goodness”, which was written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard.

According to Collen, Tesla bassist Brian Wheat heard “Save That Goodness” and told the guitarist, “We should record this song and you should produce it.”

“From that moment, we’ve been writing, recording and getting totally inspired about making new Tesla music,” adds Collen, calling the single “an explosive precursor to the dynamic new Tesla studio album due out in 2017” that the Def Leppard guitarist will produce.

Tesla
2017 US Tour


Feb 01 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theatre
Feb 03 - Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock Hotel Casino
Feb 04 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
Feb 07 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Feb 08 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Feb 11 - Troy, OH - Hobart Arena
Feb 12 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace
Feb 14 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Feb 16 - Warren, OH - Packard Music Hall
Feb 17 - Battle Creek, MI - Firekeepers Casino Hotel
Feb 18 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theater
Feb 21 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
Feb 23 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Feb 24 - Pocola, OK - Choctow Casino-Pocola
Feb 25 - Durant, OK - Choctow Casino Resort
Feb 28 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre
Mar 02 - Austin, TX - ACL Live At Moody Theater
Mar 03 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theatre
Mar 04 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues


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Tesla premiere video for new single Save That Goodness
AUDIO: Tesla issue new single Save That Goodness
Tesla to release Mechanical Resonance Live!
Tesla release So Divine video
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Steven Tyler to receive United Nations Humanitarian Award



Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will be honored with the 2016 Humanitarian Award by The Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations at the Ambassadors' Ball on December 3 in New York.

The honor is in recognition of the Tyler’s philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages through Janie's Fund, which he launched in 2015 to give his voice to vulnerable girls who have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect and are being helped by Youth Villages.

"As a father to three daughters, a son, and, now a grandfather, it broke my heart to learn that each year in America alone 700,000 children are victims of serious abuse or neglect and 68,000 will be sexually abused," says Tyler. "All abuse is wrong - verbal, physical, sexual, emotional. We need to have better ways as parents to help our children and support them. Way too many kids are experiencing abuse, and we want to change that. Enough is enough."

In its first year, Janie's Fund has gained 2,700 supporters from 38 countries who have contributed more than $1.9 million to help girls receive evidence-based help so that they can overcome the trauma of abuse and neglect. This year, Janie's Fund will allow Youth Villages to provide more than 18,000 days of care to girls in need, directly helping more than 300 girls.

"In choosing this year's recipient, we searched diligently to find the humanitarian whose efforts are in harmony with the Secretary General (Ban Ki-moon), who will be saluted at this year's Ambassadors' Ball as his decade of UN leadership ends on December 31," explains Mel Gee Henderson, HCUND co-chair. "We came to realize Steven Tyler is not only a gifted composer and musician with a great big voice but a soul with an even bigger heart who sincerely wants to help those suffering from the horrific pain of abuse."

The Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations is the only nonprofit volunteer organization located within the United Nations Headquarters. HCUND promotes and strengthens understanding between all levels of the United Nations diplomatic community, and broadens their appreciation of American culture and customs while serving and residing in New York City.

For more information on Janie's Fund, visit janiesfund.org.

Tyler and Aerosmith recently announced the first dates for a farewell tour, with shows set to begin May 17 in Tel Aviv, Israel.


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Aerosmith announce farewell tour
Aerosmith: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry meet President Obama in Orlando
Aerosmith: Joe Perry to receive Les Paul Award
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VIDEO: Watch Metallica perform at House Of Vans in London


photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica launched “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” with an intimate show at London’s House Of Vans on NOvember 18, and the band are sharing video of the full performance.

The 15-song set delivered classic tracks alongside the first three singles from their tenth album: “Hardwired”, “Moth Into Flame” and “Atlas, Rise!”

The group showered guitarist Kirk Hammett with pies to the face as he celebrated his 54th birthday.

The show was part of busy week as Metallica promoted the new album across Europe with appearances in Berlin, Germany on November 14, Paris, France on November 15 and London, UK on November 18.

The two-disc “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” was produced by Greg Fidelman, guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

A Deluxe Edition of the package adds a bonus disc of rarities and covers, including takes on tracks by Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and Rainbow, and the group’s full set at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 to celebrate the reissues of “Kill 'Em All” and “Ride The Lightning.”

Metallica will next perform at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on December 17.


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VIDEO: Metallica perform Enter Sandman with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
Metallica premiere video for Lords Of Summer
VIDEO: Metallica debut Spit Out The Bone
Metallica pay tribute to Lemmy in Murder One video
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