• Drummer Phil Rudd plans return to AC/DC

    Troubled drummer Phil Rudd says he plans to return to AC/DC for their 2015 world tour in support of “Rock Or Bust.” Rudd was arrested by New Zealand police on November 6 and charged with 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

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    STICKY: Reposting of hennemusic news stories STICKY: Led Zeppelin lead list of Rockers To Watch in 2014 STICKY: Van Halen & Pearl Jam top the 2013 hennemusic Rock News Awards BREAKING NEWS Joe Cocker dead at 70 LATEST NEWS Drummer Phil Rudd plans return to AC/DC AUDIO: Scorpions premiere new single We Built This House VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne performs with Royal Machines in Hollywood VIDEO:

  • AUDIO: Scorpions premiere new single We Built This House

    The Scorpions are premiering “We Built This House”, the lead single from their forthcoming album, “Return To Forever.” The song is available now to fans who pre-order the album via iTunes or the band’s webstore. Due February 23 (Feb 24 in North America), “Return To Forever” features completed versions of leftover material from the early 1980s. “It will be material that was never finished,”

  • Joe Cocker dead at 70

    Iconic British singer Joe Cocker died Monday at the age of 70 after a hard fought battle with small cell lung cancer Cocker was born May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, England where he lived until his early 20’s. An outstanding interpreter of songs, his successes include a Number One single in the UK in November 1968 with his version of the Beatles' “A Little Help from My Friends” - Joe's career took

  • VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne performs with Royal Machines in Hollywood

    Ozzy Osbourne teamed up with cover band Royal Machines at The Roxy in Hollywood on Friday to perform a pair of his classic tracks. Ozzy delivered Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” and his signature 1980 solo smash, “Crazy Train”, during the first of back-to-back nights for the group at the legendary venue. Former known as Camp Freddy, Royal Machines features Billy Morrison (Billy Idol, The Cult),

  • VIDEO: KISS frontman Paul Stanley’s unaired Folgers commercial surfaces

    An unaired Folgers coffee commercial starring Paul Stanley of KISS filmed in 2000 has surfaced online. Stanley can be seen wandering around a circus tent while a trapeze artist flies high above and the KISS frontman sings the product’s jingle. "Life is strange,” said Stanley in a 2000 interview. “I got a call asking if I was interested in singing a Folgers commercial. And, like many other

  • Queen and Adam Lambert top the hennemusic Hot 10

    Queen and Adam Lambert top this week’s hennemusic Hot 10. The group are sharing video from a December 11th European tour press conference in Berlin. Check out the video and 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.

  • VIDEO: Foo Fighters perform on The Tonight Show

    The Foo Fighters performed “I Am A River” on NBC-TV’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. Recorded in New York, the song is the closing track on “Sonic Highways”, which recently debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 after opening week sales of 190,000 copies. Produced by Butch Vig, the project was recorded in 8 American cities – Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New

  • Yes reveal 2015 Cruise To The Edge lineup

    Yes will lead an all-star lineup aboard the 2015 edition of “Cruise To The Edge.” The package will depart from Miami, FL on November 15 for five days and nights, visiting Key West, Florida, a pristine private island in the Bahamas and more. Yes will be joined by a lengthy list of artists, including Marillion, Three Friends, Allan Holdsworth, Caravan, Saga, PFM, Anathema, Nektar, Bigelf and

  • Scorpions unveil 50th anniversary tour dates

    The Scorpions have unveiled the first series of dates for their 50th anniversary tour. Shows begin May 8 in the Czech Republic, with European concerts scheduled throughout the summer and fall; more dates will be announced soon. The German rockers have also revealed an extensive tour of their homeland in March of 2016. On January 24, 2010, after 45 years of performing, The Scorpions announced

  • Paul Stanley of KISS reunites with Ibanez guitars

    KISS frontman Paul Stanley has reunited with Ibanez guitars to produce a reissue of his original 1976 Paul Stanley Signature Model. The pairing will unveil three new versions of the Stanley’s famous guitar during the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) comnvention in Aanheim, California in January. "Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all

  • Deep Purple bassist honored by University Of South Wales

    Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover has been named an Honorary Fellow of the University of SouthW ales. The South Wales Evening Post reports Glover was honored for his "contribution to music and the creative industries." “We are delighted to honour Roger in recognition of his great musical achievements,” said Professor Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor of the University of South Wales. “Our University

  • VIDEO: Foreigner premiere new live version of Juke Box Hero

    Foreigner are premiering video of a new live version of their 1984 classic, “Juke Box Hero”, from the newly-released package, “The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More.” The collection features most of “4” as well as some of the band’s best-known hits recorded live the Borgata Hotel’s Music Box theatre in Atlantic City in October. “4” spent more weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard charts than any artist in

  • Classic Lynyrd Skynyrd vinyl box set on the way

    Lynyrd Skynyrd will reissue their first 6 albums on vinyl next month in a self-titled box set. Due January 26, the project will feature the Southern rock legends’ classic, original era output, including “(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)” (1973), “Second Helping” (1974), “Nuthin' Fancy” (1975), “Gimme Back My Bullets” (1976), “One More From The Road” (1976) and “Street Survivors” (1977).

  • Metallica drummer to appear in Radio Dreams movie

    Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will play himself in “Radio Dreams”, a new movie directed by Babak Jalali and currently in production in San Francisco. The film sees an Iranian writer working at a San Francisco–based Iranian satellite radio station as he tries to bring together Afghanistan’s first rock band, Kabul Dreams, for an on-air jam session with their idols, Metallica. “Radio Dreams”

  • Anthrax launch own brand of bourbon

    Anthrax have launched their own brand of bourbon. The band have teamed Kentucky-based Jefferson's Bourbon to produce "Indians", a single-barrel bourbon. The adult beverage is named after a song of the same name from Anthrax’s third album, 1987’s “Among The Living.” "We've been wanting to come up with a special item like this, something that was unusual, one-of-a-kind, not a t-shirt or hoodie

  • Motley Crue singer Vince Neil joins Quickee Burgers ownership team

    Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is among the new members of the ownership team of fast-food franchise Quickee Burgers. Neil joins boxing legend Mike Tyson, television and film star Ian Ziering, and Food & Beverage magazine founder Michael Politz in the venture, which currently has two locations in Las Vegas and plans to expand across the States. "Quickee Burgers is committed to continuing the

  • VIDEO: Jimmy Page talks new music and solo tour

    Led Zeppelin mastermind Jimmy Page is sharing some of his plans regarding new music and a possible live tour. Page has been focusing on the Led Zeppelin reissue series for the past few years, leading up to its launch in 2014 with the group’s first five albums re-released as expanded editions with bonus material. Now he says its time to move on to the next chapter. "I'm playing guitar at the

  • Linkin Park offer free download of The Hunting Party album

    Linkin Park are offering a free download of their latest album, “The Hunting Party”, to Google Play customers in the US as part of a sales promotion for the band’s full catalog. “The Hunting Party” is available as a free download until December 23 at the US Google Play store, with all other Linkin Park albums priced at $1.99 each. Google Play are also offering discounts across the full

  • Queen guitarist raves about Adam Lambert

    Queen guitarist Brian May is raving about singer Adam Lambert’s abilities in a new video intereview with Japan’s Universal Music. "Adam is so much like Freddie [Mercury] in many ways," says May. "But Adam doesn't have to try to be like Freddie, which is the nice thing. He doesn't imitate; he just does his own thing." Queen first teamed up with Lambert in 2009 to perform the band's rock anthem

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