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  • AUDIO: Billy Idol premieres new song Bitter Pill

    Billy Idol is premiering “Bitter Pill”, a track from his forthcoming album, “Kings & Queens Of The Undergound.” Due October 21, Idol’s first project in almost a decade was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs. Idol will launch a fall European tour in support of the record; the 3-week, 11-show run starts November 5 at the 02 Academy

  • Judas Priest prepare for 40th anniversary tour

    As Judas Priest prepare for their 40th Anniversary tour this fall, singer Rob Halford says his is looking forward to hitting the road once again. "It's a blessing, an absolute blessing," Halford tells Billboard. "It's remarkable, isn't it? What's really heartwarming about this is the fact that the so-called old guard of metal and rock are still as strong and thriving as we ever were. I have

  • Guns N’ Roses update

    Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba is sharing an update on the band’s plans for 2015. “We are planning on doing quite a bit of touring this coming year,” Ashba tells Legendary Rock Interviews while promoting the forthcoming Sixx A.M. release, “Modern Vintage.” “The focus is getting in a studio and putting together what we all feel is the best Guns N’ Roses record. Lack of material is not an issue

  • AUDIO: Led Zeppelin premiere unreleased version of The Rain Song

    Led Zeppelin are premiering an unreleased version of “The Rain Song” as a preview of the upcoming expanded reissue of their 1973 release, “Houses Of The Holy”, due on October 28. “The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)” strips John Paul Jones’ piano from the tune, allowing the guitar and vocal to breathe. "The Rain Song" is the sort of piece of music that Led Zeppelin could approach and do so

  • VIDEO: Robert Plant performs on The Tonight Show

    Robert Plant performed on The Tonight Show on Friday to promote his new album, “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar.” The Led Zeppelin singer joined host Jimmy Fallon in a doo-wop session before playing “Rainbow” from the record on the program; he also recorded a web-exclusive performance of the album track, “Turn It Up.” Plant is in New York to launch of a 7-date theatre tour of North America.

  • Gene Simmons to appear on The Big Interview with Dan Rather

    KISS bassist Gene Simmons sits down for an in-depth discussion with newsman Dan Rather on the latest edition of “The Big Interview” on AXS TV on Tuesday, and a preview of the show is available. Simmons discusses a variety of topics during the hour-long program, including his early days growing up in Israel, his move to America, and the father who abandoned the family when he was just seven

  • Black Sabbath to record new album and perform final world tour

    Ozzy Osbourne says Black Sabbath will record a new album with “13” producer Rick Rubin and then perform a final world tour. "The whole Sabbath experience this time around was great," Ozzy tells Metal Hammer. "We all made friends, we didn't fuck around, we all knew that we had a job to do, and we did it. It was a lot of fun. So we're going to do one more album, and a final tour.” “Once the dust

  • Queen + Adam Lambert announce European tour

    Queen + Adam Lambert have announced dates for a European tour in the New Year. The 6-week run will see the band play 21 dates in 10 countries starting January 13 in Newcastle, England. Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday, October 3 at 9:00 am local time, except for a series of German concerts in February that will go on sale Saturday, October 4. Ticket pre-sales for fans

  • VIDEO: Audioslave members reunite for Seattle benefit show

    Audioslave members Chris Cornell and Tom Morello reunited to play a benefit show in Seattle for 15 Now on Friday, and video from the event has surfaced. 15 Now is a grassoots organization that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle; the group is now raising funds to take the cause nationwide across the U.S. Morello kicked off the concert at El Corazon with a pair of tunes before

  • AUDIO: Alice Cooper previews Beatles classic from McCartney tribute

    A snippet of Alice Cooper’s version of The Beatles’ classic, “Eleanor Rigby”, is serving as a preview to the forthcoming Paul McCartney tribute album, “The Art Of McCartney.” Due November 17 (Nov 18 in North America), the project features a variety of artists joining McCartney’s long time band to perform songs from the bassist’s legendary songwriting catalog. Guests include Bob Dylan, Billy

  • VIDEO: Def Leppard debut Trixter guitarist at NFL game in London

    Def Leppard rehearse at Wembley Stadium in London Def Leppard played the pre-game show at the first of this year's three NFL International Series games on Sunday as the Oakland Raiders hosted the Miami Dolphins at London’s Wembley Stadium. The event marked the debut of Trixter guitarist Steve Brown in the band’s lineup while Vivian Campbell undergoes a stem cell transplant this fall in his

  • Def Leppard announces Trixter guitarist will sub for Vivian Campbell this fall

    Def Leppard has added Trixter guitarist Steve Brown to the lineup while Vivian Campbell undergoes a stem cell transplant this fall as part of his ongoing battle with cancer. Brown will makes his Leppard debut on September 28 at London’s Wembley Stadium when the band play the pre-game show at the first of this year's three NFL International Series games as the Oakland Raiders host the Miami

  • Sammy Hagar issues Cabo update

    Sammy Hagar has issued an update on the post-Hurricane Odile situation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico following the recent cancellation of his annual Birthday Bash shows in the resort town. “Inspiring to see how the community and businesses have come together to get Cabo back on its feet,” writes Hagar. “Everyone in Cabo working very hard. Still a lot of work to be done but amazing how much progress

  • Eddie Van Halen responds to guitarist Jason Becker’s ALS challenge

    Guitarist Jason Becker has revealed that Eddie Van Halen has privately responded to his ALS challenge from last month. “We have been talking lately, and he sent us a donation,” writes Becker. “People should know that he didn’t ignore the ice bucket challenge but wanted to do something less public and from his heart.” Becker, who has lived with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as

  • VIDEO: John Mellencamp performs on NBC’s Today Show

    John Mellencamp was a featured guest on NBC’s Today Show on Friday, where the rocker performed his 1985 classic, “Small Town”, as well as his latest single, “Troubled Man.” The singer is promoting his newly-released album, “Plain Spoken”, his first release under an unprecedented lifetime recording contract with Republic Records. Mellencamp recently performed at Farm Aid 2014 in Raleigh, North

  • AC/DC tops the hennemusic Hot 10

    AC/DC tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10. A report out of Australia indicates retired AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is receiving full-time care for dementia. 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

  • AUDIO: Pink Floyd issue second preview of new album

    Pink Floyd have issued a second audio preview of their first new album in 20 years, “The Endless River.” Produced by Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson, its being billed as a four-sided instrumental album with one song, “Louder Than Words”, to include new lyrics by Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson. “’The Endless River’ is a tribute to Rick,” says Mason. “I think this record is a good

  • Metallica to headline inaugural Rock In Rio USA festival

    Metallica have been announced as the first headliner for the inaugural Rock In Rio USA festival in Las Vegas next spring. Rock in Rio will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the debut of Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas on May 8-9 and May 15-16, 2015. The event will mark Metallica’s return to the Rock in Rio festival following performances at Rock in Rio Lisboa in 2004, 2008 and 2012 (which

  • VIDEO: George Harrison week on Conan wraps up with Norah Jones

    George Harrison tribute week on TBS’ late-night show, Conan, wrapped up Thursday with a performance by Norah Jones. The singer played “Behind That Locked Door” from the Beatle guitarist’s 1970 triple-album, “All Things Must Pass.” The week-long salute is to mark the release of the box set, “George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75.” The week kicked off Monday with a performance by Beck (see

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