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    STICKY: Reposting of hennemusic news stories STICKY: 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards announced STICKY: Van Halen sweep 2014 hennemusic Rock News Awards LATEST NEWS Van Halen premiere Jump from Tokyo Dome Live In Concert Gene Simmons slams artists who use backing tracks Ozzy Osbourne cancels Ozzfiesta due to upcoming surgery AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young buys $10M home Judas Priest to

  • Gene Simmons slams artists who use backing tracks

    Gene Simmons is slamming artists who use pre-recording backing tracks, despite the fact that KISS have done so at least twice in the past six months. “I have a problem when you charge $100 to see a live show and the artist uses backing tracks,” Simmons tells Australia’s News.com.au. “It’s like the ingredients in food, if the first ingredient on the label is sugar that’s at least honest. It

  • Judas Priest to enter Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards Hall Of Fame

    Judas Priest will be inducted into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI) Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee on April 19. The event, which recognizes achievements in 34 music categories, will see Priest honored as the first recipient of a Global “Honorary” WAMI Hall Of Fame induction. “In keeping with WAMI’s mission to promote music and the

  • Van Halen preview You Really Got Me from Tokyo Dome Live In Concert

    Van Halen have issued a preview of the cover of The Kinks classic, “You Really Got Me”, as the latest track from their first live album with David Lee Roth, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.” The super-charged lead single from Van Halen’s groundbreaking 1978 self-titled debut introduced the California band to the world, delivering a US Top 40 hit on its way to selling more than 10 million albums in

  • Van Halen premiere Jump from Tokyo Dome Live In Concert

    Van Halen are premiering their 1984 hit, “Jump”, as a preview to the March 31 release of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.” The lead single from Van Halen's sixth album, “1984”, delivered the band their first and only US No. 1 hit, which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for five weeks, leading the album to sales of more than 12 million copies in the States alone. Van Halen will launch the

  • Rush: The Art Of Rush book announced

    Rush has announced the upcoming release of “The Art Of Rush”, a 272-page coffee table book that delves into the 40 year relationship with Rush and their longtime artist and illustrator Hugh Syme. With a foreward by Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, the project features interviews with each band member as Syme shares original illustrations, paintings, photography, and the stories behind

  • AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young buys $10M home

    Retired AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young and his wife, Linda, have reportedly purchased a AU$10 million waterfront home in the Sydney suburb of Palm Beach. The Daily Telegraph reports the five-bedroom home is on an absolute beachfront site of about 520sq m and is among many multimillion-dollar properties in the street. The sale is the biggest on the northern beaches this year. Palm Beach is

  • Ozzy Osbourne cancels Ozzfiesta due to upcoming surgery

    Ozzy Osbourne has cancelled Ozzfiesta, a 5-day event scheduled for this May in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, due to an upcoming surgery. Organizers revealed the news in a released statement, saying “Cool Breeze Concerts regret to inform you that Ozzfiesta is cancelled. “Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled for May, following his South American

  • Deep Purple announce North American tour

    Deep Purple have announced the first series of dates for a summer tour of North America. Following a 6-show run in mexico in May and June, the band will open the trek in Lewiston, NJ on July 14, with dates currently scheduled to mid-August and more to be announced. Tickets and VIP Packages are on sale now in select markets; details are available at deeppurple.com Deep Purple have reportedly

  • Van Halen preview Pretty Woman from Tokyo Dome Live In Concert

    Van Halen have issued audio of their Roy Orbison cover “(Oh) Pretty Woman” as a preview to the upcoming release of “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert”, their first-ever live album with original frontman David Lee Roth. The lead single from 1982’s “Diver Down” peaked at No. 12 on the US Billboard 100, delivering the second US Top 40 hit for the band following 1979’s “Dance The Night Away” from “Van

  • Bruce Springsteen releases archival New Year’s Eve 1980 concert

    Bruce Springsteen has released a New Year’s Eve 1980 show from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY as the fourth offering in his new archival concert series. The package features the 38-song concert, which clocks in at almost 4 hours in length – typical of shows from the era and the tour in support of his 1980 double album, “The River.” The complete concert is now available for download in

  • The Doors debut album inducted into National Recording Registry

    The Doors seminal 1967 self-titled debut album is among 25 new additions selected for induction into the Library Of Congress’ National Recording Registry. Works by Radiohead (“OK Computer”), Sly And The Family Stone (“Stand!”), The Righteous Brothers ("You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’"), Steve Martin ("A Wild and Crazy Guy") and Tennesse Ernie Ford (“Sixteen Tons”) and more are being recognized

  • VIDEO: Megadeth tease new drummer reveal

    Megadeth have posted a video featuring their new drummer recording in the studio as the group work on the follow-up to 2013’s “Super Collider.” The band have yet to confirm their replacement for Shawn Drover, who left in November on the same day as guitarist Chris Broderick announced his exit from the group. A few weeks ago, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza revealed the drummer’s identity as

  • Joe Satriani and Steve Vai to host benefit concert

    Guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai will host a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and good friend Cliff Cultreri. "A Benefit For Cliff III" will take place on Friday, June 12 at 8 PM, at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests Animals As Leaders. Satriani and Vai, along with other

  • AC/DC sign global merchandising deal ahead of Rock Or Bust tour

    AC/DC have signed a multi-year deal with Perryscope Productions and Epic Rights to develop an all-new global merchandising, licensing, retail and ecommerce programs for the band prior to the kick off of their 2015 Rock Or Bust world tour. "AC/DC has always been the top seller of band merchandise and has an incredible archive of artwork, photos, tour logos and imagery," said Perryscope President

  • Metallica to headline Lollapalooza

    Metallica will headline Lollapalooza 2015 at Grant Park in Chicago this summer. The July 31-August 2 weekend festival will see Paul McCartney headline opening night on Friday, with Metallica at center stage on Saturday and Florence and the Machine and Bassnectar sharing co-headline status on the closing night. "It's been nearly 20 years since we've been lucky enough to take the stage at

  • Iron Maiden update singer Bruce Dickinson’s cancer battle

    Iron Maiden have issued an update on singer Bruce Dickinson’s health status as he recovers from recent cancer treatments. The band announced Dickinson’s cancer diagnosis on February 19, saying a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue was discovered during a routine visit to the doctor just prior to Christmas; a seven week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed

  • Van Halen announce North American tour

    Van Halen have announced dates for an extensive North American tour in support of their upcoming release, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert.” The 3-month run with special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd begins July 5 in Seattle, Washington with shows wrapping up at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 2. Tickets for the tour go on sale beginning Saturday, April 4 at www.ticketmaster.com and

  • Tremonti issue Another Heart lyric video

    Tremonti – led by Alter Bridge/Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti – have issued a lyric video for the track, “Another Heart”, from their forthcoming second album, “Cauterize.” Due June 9, the follow-up to 2012’s “All I Was” was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Slash). “Another Heart” is the latest tune previewed from the project, following “Flying Monkeys” and several other songs

  • Whitesnake premiere Burn from The Purple Album

    Whitesnake are streaming audio of the classic Deep Purple track, “Burn”, as a preview of their upcoming May 19 release, “The Purple Album.” The tune follows the video for the project’s lead track, "Stormbringer." The group’s 12th album sees frontman David Coverdale re-recording classic songs from the Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 records he appeared on: “Burn” (1974), “Stormbringer” (1974)

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