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  • Foo Fighters release In The Clear lyric video

    The Foo Fighters have released a lyric video for “In The Clear” from their new album, “Sonic Highways.” The clip features the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and was recorded at the legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans. “Sonic Highways” recently debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 190,000 copies. The Foo Fighters last release, 2011's “Wasting Light”, was its

  • Bruce Springsteen tribute concert to air on PBS

    The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year concert film honoring Bruce Springsteen will be broadcast on PBS on December 5 at 9 PM ET as part of the network’s Arts Fall Festival. Recorded last year and released this past March, the PBS broadcast of “A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen” highlights the music industry event recognizing Springsteen's creative accomplishments as well as his significant

  • Van Halen brothers donate signed guitar for Multiple Sclerosis benefit

    photo: Van Halen News Desk Alex and Eddie Van Halen have donated a signed guitar for an upcoming benefit supporting former KMET radio personality Pat "Paraquat" Kelley, who was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2003 and is now in the advanced stages of the illness. The Van Halen News Desk reports the brothers visited Kelley, with Eddie playing his 1991 instrumental, “

  • VIDEO: Metallica release Some Kind Of Monster reissue trailer

    Metallica have issued a trailer for the 10th anniversary reissue of their 2004 documentary, “Some Kind Of Monster.” The newly-released edition of the film includes all the extras from the original 2005 DVD release plus the bonus feature, “This Monster Lives.” The 25-minute bonus was shot at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival during the premiere of the band's second film, "Metallica

  • Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick leaves band

    Following news that drummer Shawn Drover has quit Megadeth comes word that guitarist Chris Broderick has also left the band. “Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction,” announced Broderick. “I want all of you to know how much I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and

  • Nickelback land US Top 5 debut

    Nickelback’s new album, “No Fixed Address”, has landed a Top 5 US chart debut. Billboard reports the project sold 80,000 copies in its opening week to enter the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 4. The Canadian rockers’ previous studio effort, 2011's “Here And Now”, debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 227,000 sold. Nickelback will play a 6-month tour of North America in support of the record,

  • AC/DC drummer makes court appearance in New Zealand

    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd made an appearance in a New Zealand courtroom Tuesday as a follow-up to his November 6 arrest on charges of attempting to procure a murder after he allegedly tried to have two men killed, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill. Authorities dropped the charge of attempting to procure a murder the next day due to lack of evidence.

  • Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover quits band

    Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover has left the band. “After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests,” said Drover in a released statement. “I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey." Megadeth

  • Nirvana: First official Kurt Cobain documentary to premiere next year

    “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck”, a new documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, will premiere on HBO next year. Directed by Brett Morgen (“Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane”), the project is the first film to be made with the cooperation of Cobain’s family, with daughter Frances Bean Cobain serving as executive producer. “Montage Of Heck” is billed as a raw and visceral journey through

  • Metallica add UK festivals to summer European tour

    Metallica have confirmed headlining slots at two UK festivals as part of their summer 2015 European tour. The band will play the Reading Festival on August 29 and the companion Leeds Festival on August 30. “It's been seven long years and we can't wait to hit the stage for one of the longest running, most historic rock festivals,” said the group. The UK shows follow previously-announced slots

  • Pearl Jam release No Code album performance show

    Pearl Jam have released a concert bootleg featuring the first-ever performance of the band’s 1996 album, “No Code”, in its entirety. Part of the group’s fall US tour in support of their latest release, “Lightning Bolt”, the October 17 show at the I Wireless Center in Moline, Illinois also featured the debut of a new song, “Moline”, written just before showtime. “It literally was written about

  • Soundgarden premiere Storm video

    Soundgarden are premiering a video for “Storm”, a track from the band’s new collection, “Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path.” The package is a 3-disc, 50-track rarities compilation of original B-sides, unreleased tracks, instrumentals, covers and demos curated by guitarist Kim Thayil. Disc 1, dubbed "Originals", is filled with Soundgarden songs – mainly B-sides – in addition to

  • San Francisco Giants to host 3rd annual Metallica Night

    Metallica will team up with the Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants for the 3rd annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park on Saturday, May 2. “A huge congratulations to our hometown San Francisco Giants, winners of the 2014 World Series!,” posted the band. “Just as the festivities and celebrations are starting to wind down, it's time to plan for next season and lucky for us, the team has

  • Pink Floyd set Spotify record

    Pink Floyd have set a new Spotify record with “Allons-y (1)”, a track from their new album, “The Endless River.” Spotify reports the tune has became the most viral song on Spotify worldwide. The track was released four days ahead of the full album, which itself was streamed more than 12 million times worldwide during its first week on the service – including 3.15 million times in the US alone.

  • The Who release Be Lucky lyric video

    The Who have released a lyric video for their first new song in eight years, “Be Lucky.” The track is featured on “The Who Hits 50!”, a career-spanning compilation issued in sync with the start of their 50th anniversary farewell tour of the same name. Recorded at the end of the summer at British Grove and Yellow Fish Studios, “Be Lucky” features long time Who live players Zak Starkey (drums)

  • AC/DC to launch SiriusXM channel

    AC/DC will launch a limited-run promotional channel on satellite radio provider SiriusXM as the group prepares to issue its first new album in six years, “Rock Or Bust”, on December 2. SiriusXM's AC/DC Radio will air Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, December 7 via satellite on channel 25 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as

  • AC/DC stream new album Rock Or Bust ahead of release

    AC/DC are streaming their new album, “Rock Or Bust”, on iTunes ahead of its release on December 2. Recorded this past spring at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio with producer Brendan O’Brien (Aerosmith, Pearl Jam) and engineer Mike Fraser, it’s the band’s first album since 2008’s “Black Ice.” The project is also the first AC/DC album not to include founding member Malcolm Young, who retired from

  • Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund presents $100k to T.J. Martell Foundation

    The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late heavy metal singer, recently presented the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research with a check for $100,000, bringing the organization's total gift to $400,000. These monies are earmarked for gastric cancer research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Ronnie

  • AC/DC premiere Rock Or Bust video

    AC/DC are premiering the video for the title track to their forthcoming album, “Rock Or Bust.” Directed by David Mallett, the clip was filmed in London last month in front of diehard fans from around the world. “[The video] was greatly, greatly helped by the fans,” explains Mallett. “And one chap – complete with an Angus outfit – flew from South America to watch AC/DC make a video for

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