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  • VIDEO: Alice Cooper previews Welcome To My Nightmare from Wacken live DVD

    Alice Cooper has issued a performance of his 1975 classic, “Welcome To My Nightmare”, as a preview to “Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken.” Due October 21 in North America, (Oct 17 in Germany and October 20 in UK), the set features the rock legend recorded in concert at Wacken Open Air, an annual summer open air heavy metal festival that takes place in the small village of Wacken in

  • Foo Fighters issue Something From Nothing lyric video

    The Foo Fighters have issued a lyric video for “Something From Nothing”, the lead single from their forthcoming album, “Sonic Highways.” The footage was featured in the debut episode of the band’s 8-part HBO series of the same name, which premiered last Friday. Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Neilsen appears in the clip and plays on the tune, which was recorded at Nirvana producer Steve Albini’s

  • Steven Tyler speaks to Maui drug court graduates

    Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler shared his experiences as a drug addict and alcoholic last week as he addressed graduates of a Maui, Hawaii drug court program. “I'm nervous here because I'm telling you all my truth," began Tyler, reports The Maui News. "I am also a drug addict and alcoholic and fighting it every day." As a guest speaker at the 49th Maui/Moloka'i Drug Court program graduation,

  • VIDEO: Deep Purple preview Lazy from Live In Verona DVD

    Deep Purple have issued a performance of their 1972 classic, “Lazy”, as a preview to the October 20 release (Oct 21 in North America) of the forthcoming DVD/Blu-ray, “Live In Verona.” The band were filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre originally built in 30 AD. The 2011 concert sees Deep Purple joined on stage by the German Neue Philarmonic

  • VIDEO: Chickenfoot reunite for Sammy Hagar birthday bash in Las Vegas

    Chickenfoot reunited to perform the encore at Sammy Hagar’s belated birthday bash concert on Saturday at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The group played “Sexy Little Thing” from their 2009 debut and “Big Foot” from 2011’s “Chickenfoot III” before being joined by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger for Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” – featuring Jason Bonham on drums and Chad Smith on

  • VIDEO: Sammy Hagar rocks birthday bash in Las Vegas

    Sammy Hagar performed his belated birthday bash concert on Saturday at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The evening featured Sammy Hagar & The Circle (Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson) playing a setlist spanning four decades – including hits from Montrose, Hagar’s solo career, Van Halen and beyond – as well as a special encore by Chickenfoot. Hagar, who turned 67 on October

  • Paul Stanley explains KISS makeup use by non-original members

    KISS frontman Paul Stanley is sharing his thoughts on the use of KISS makeup by non-original band members. The group has taken heat through the years for current replacement players Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer’s use of original makeup designs by original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Now, Stanley admits mistakes were made in the past but that KISS will move forward with the band’s

  • Aerosmith drummer talks about recent health scare

    Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is sharing some details regarding a health scare he experienced this summer. Aerosmith cancelled one show while Kramer stepped aside to undergo a “minor medical producer”, the drummer missed a second show while recovering and had his son, Jesse, handle things in his absence. In a new interview with Eddie Trunk (audio below), Kramer was asked what symptoms he

  • Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour pays tribute to Rick Wright

    Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright Guitarist David Gilmour is paying his own tribute to late keyboardist Rick Wright as Pink Floyd prepare to release their first new album in 20 years, “The Endless River”, this fall. “He is an integral part of the flavor of pretty much everything we’ve ever put out,” Gilmour tells Absolute Radio, “and sometimes in all the noise that [former bandmate] Roger [

  • Ozzy Osbourne shares new solo album update

    Ozzy Osbourne has just released a pair of career-spanning “Memoirs Of A Madman” collections, but he’s already sharing an update on the status of his next solo album. "'Memoirs Of A Madman' was, because I've been not doing my solo stuff for quite awhile now, I've been touring with Black Sabbath, I just wanted to let everybody know I haven't stopped doing my solo stuff,” Ozzy tells GMI Rock (

  • Billy Idol tops the hennemusic Hot 10

    Billy Idol tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10. The rocker is streaming his first new album in almost a decade, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground”, ahead of its release on October 21. Check out the audio 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,

  • VIDEO: Pearl Jam debut new song in Moline

    Pearl Jam debuted a new song, “Moline”, during their show in the Illionois city of the same name on Friday. At the start of the band’s first encore, Eddie Vedder arrived on stage with his acoustic guitar and explained the origins of the tune. “It literally was written about 10 minutes….it was finished right before we walked out here,” explained the singer. “But now we’ve played all those songs

  • VIDEO: Alice Cooper previews Live From Wacken DVD

    Alice Cooper has issued a performance of his 1989 hit, “Poison”, as a preview to the forthcoming concert package, “Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken.” Due October 21 in North America, (Oct 17 in Germany and October 20 in UK), the set features the rock legend recorded in concert at Wacken Open Air, an annual summer open air heavy metal festival that takes place in the small village of Wacken in

  • VIDEO: Foo Fighters perform Something From Nothing on Letterman

    The Foo Fighters wrapped up their week-long residency on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday with a performance of their new single, “Something From Nothing”, featuring Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen. The Foos were on the program to promote their 8-part HBO series, “Sonic Highways”, which chronicles the making of the band’s forthcoming album of the same name, out November 10. The

  • Def Leppard singer’s Down N Outz release One Of The Boys pop-up video

    Down N Outz, the Mott The Hoople-inspired side project of Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, have released a pop-up version of their video for “One Of The Boys”, a trtack from their latest album, “The Further Adventures Of…” The song originally appeared on Mott The Hoople’s fifth studio album, 1972’s “All The Young Dudes.” The tune was also featured as the b-side to the title track when it was

  • Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven lawsuit update

    Led Zeppelin’s first challenge to dismiss a lawsuit over allegations they plagiarised portions of their iconic 1971 anthem, “Stairway To Heaven”, from a song by the group Spirit has been denied by a Pennsylvania judge. Last month, the band challenged jurisdiction in the case, writing “The individual defendants are British citizens residing in England, own no property in Pennsylvania and have no

  • VIDEO: Foo Fighters rock Cheap Trick classic on Letterman

    The Foo Fighters teamed up with guitarist Rick Nielsen to perform the Cheap Trick classic, “Stiff Competition”, on The Late Show with David Letterman Thursdday. With Dave Grohl on drums, Taylor Hawkins handled lead vocals for the performance of the track from 1978’s “Heaven Tonight”, paying tribute to the Rockford, Illinois band by dressing in a Robin Zander look from the period. The Foos are

  • VIDEO: Dee Snider of Twisted Sister guests at NHL game in Chicago

    Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider was a celebrity guest at the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks home game at the United Center on Wednesday, where he played the intermission game, Shoot The Puck. The rocker will be in Chicago for the next few months as he performs “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place from November 4 through January 4, 2015. "Dee

  • Billy Idol announces Australia & New Zealand tour dates

    Billy Idol has announced spring 2015 tour dates for Australia and New Zealand. The trek, in support of his forthcoming album, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground”, will see the rocker play 8 dates in Australia and 3 shows in New Zealand, starting March 14 in Perth. Idol will be joined by Cheap Trick for the run, as well as The Angels and Choirboys at various stops. The trip marks Idol’s first

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