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  • VIDEO: Judas Priest reveal inspiration behind new song Bring It On

    Judas Priest are revealing the inspiration behind “Bring It On”, one of the songs found on their new album, “Redeemer Of Souls.” The tune is one of five bonus tracks included on the Deluxe Edition of the band’s 17th release. The project marks guitarist Richie Faulkner's studio debut with the group after he replaced founding member K.K. Downing following his retirement in 2011. Judas Priest

  • Tom Petty to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will help launch their new album, “Hypnotic Eye”, when they perform on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live this Thursday, July 31. Due in stores Tuesday, the follow-up to 2010’s is the band’s first new studio album in four years. “Hypnotic Eye” will be available in CD, digital, high resolution Blu-ray audio and vinyl formats. The vinyl will be available as 1-LP or as

  • Robert Plant launches fan contest to create official video

    Robert Plant has teamed up with Genero to hold a contest for a fan to create the official video “Rainbow”, the lead single from his forthcoming new album, “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar.” The creative direction is being left completely open, so entrants are advised to listen to the song, be inspired, and create something that reflects their vision for the tune. The official selection and

  • VIDEO: Foreigner wrap up The Soundtrack Of Summer tour

    Foreigner wrapped up The Soundtrack Of Summer tour with Styx and Don Felder in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday, and video from closing night is available. The three acts released a companion CD of the same name to support the run; the package includes a newly-recorded version of The Eagles’ “Hotel California” (which Felder co-wrote) featuring all three artists. Foreigner will continue

  • Lenny Kravitz premieres new song Sex

    Lenny Kravitz is premiering “Sex”, a new song from his forthcoming album, “Strut.” Due September 23, it’s Lenny’s tenth studio album and first since 2011’s “Black And White America.” “Sex” follows the release of project’s lead single, “The Chamber” - watch the lyric video for the song here. “This record brought me back to a place of what I love so much about music, back to the feelings I had

  • AC/DC singer to drive in UK race event

    AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will drive a mini in a race this coming weekend in his native UK. The Journal reports Johnson is set to take part in the Nostalgia Weekend at the Croft motor racing circuit near Darlington, a venue he used to visit in the 1960s to watch MG racing. He will be racing in a mini at the fifth Croft nostalgia event. “I was 17-and-a-half when I got my first car – a Ford

  • VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train covered by Harp Twins

    The Harp Twins have released a new video covering Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 classic, “Crazy Train.” Camille and Kennerly Kitt perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock harp duo. As the world's only known identical twin professional harpists, the sisters have a passion and flair for arranging and performing contemporary music for harp duet. Camille and Kennerly are

  • VIDEO: Alice In Chains preview Guitar Center Sessions appearance

    Seattle rockers Alice In Chains perform “No Excuses” in a preview of their upcoming appearance on DIRECTV’s Guitar Center Sessions. The band will be the featured artist on the August 3rd episode in the series hosted by Nic Harcourt. Airing at 8 PM, the all-new program will see the band shares stories from their initial 1990s breakout, talk about their hiatus and re-emergence, and delve into

  • Jack White to throw out first pitch at Detroit Tigers game

    Jack White will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball home game at Detroit's Comerica Park on Tuesday, July 29. White tweeted the news about the event, which will see the Tigers host the visiting Chicago White Sox. The baseball appearance lands between two hometown shows for the Detroit native; he’ll play the Fox Theatre on Monday and the Masonic

  • Motley Crue preview Wild Side from country music tribute album

    Motley Crue are previewing Gretchen Wilson’s version of “Wild Side” from the forthcoming album, "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue." “It’s sexy and it’s powerful,” says Nikki Sixx, “and this is gonna be a stomper if she plays this live.” Due August 19, the project sees a variety of country artists covering Motley Crue tracks, including performances by Rascal Flatts, LeAnne Rimes,

  • VIDEO: KISS introduced by Def Leppard singer in New Jersey

    Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott performed the classic KISS concert introduction to bring the band on stage in Holmdel, New Jersey on Saturday, and video from the event is available. "You wanted the best, you got the best. The hottest band in the world... KISS!!!" said Elliott backstage before throwing both arms in the air to celebrate the occasion. The pair of classic rockers are on the road

  • Ted Nugent – Rockline replay available

    Ted Nugent recently appeared on the North American rock radio series Rockline to promote his new album, “Shut Up & Jam”, and a replay of the program is now available. Nugent joined host Bob Coburn on July 17 to discuss the project and to take calls from fans across the continent. The show will be streamed for free on the Rockline website beginning the evening after the day of broadcast and

  • AC/DC’s Highway To Hell marks 35th anniversary

    AC/DC’s 1979 album classic, “Highway To Hell”, is marking its 35th anniversary. Released July 27, 1979, the project catapulted the Australian rockers into the mainstream with singles like “Girls Got Rhythm”, “Touch Too Much” and the title track. “Highway To Hell” was the first AC/DC album not produced by Harry Vanda and George Young. Pre-production of the album began in January 1979 with

  • Metallica’s Ride The Lightning marks 30th anniversary

    Metallica’s sophomore album, “Ride The Lightning”, is marking its 30th anniversary. Released July 27, 1984, the project was recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark with producer Flemming Rasmussen, who would go on to oversee the band’s next two albums. “Ride The Lightning” features several Metallica concert staples, including the single “Creeping Death”, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and “Fade To Black.”

  • VIDEO: Judas Priest share story behind new song Creatures

    Judas Priest are sharing the story behind “Creatures”, one of the tracks found on their new album, “Redeemer Of Souls.” The song is one of five bonus tracks included on the Deluxe Edition of the band’s 17th release. The project marks guitarist Richie Faulkner's studio debut with the group; he replaced founding member K.K. Downing following his retirement in 2011. Judas Priest will launch a

  • VIDEO: Slash guests on Comedy Central’s Whenever!

    Slash was interviewed last month by Jamie Stangroom for Comedy Central's "Whenever", and video of the episode is now available. The guitarist’s appearance on the program was to promote the September 16th release of his third solo album, “World On Fire.” The follow-up to 2012’s “Apocalyptic Love” once again sees the guitarist working with his touring band, Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators,

  • David Lee Roth tops the hennemusic Hot 10

    David Lee Roth tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10. The Van Halen frontman shows off his latest tattoo in a new video. 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 July 27, 2014 01 – VIDEO:

  • Ace Frehley says Rock Hall performance denied over fears of KISS reunion talk

    Ace Frehley says he believes that one of the reasons the original KISS lineup did not perform at their spring induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was over fears by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley that it would lead to talk of a reunion. "After 40 years, you think they could have given the fans 15 minutes that night,” Frehley tells the Daily Express. “Peter and I wanted to perform, the

  • Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx lists California home for $2.4 million

    Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has listed his house in Calabasas, California for sale at $2.399 million. The Los Angeles Times reports the rocker and new wife, model Courtney Bingham, have put the property on the market after buying an expansive mansion in Westlake Village for $4.125 million. Set on a third-acre corner lot and designed for entertaining, the stone-clad Calabasas house features

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