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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 Neil Young announces new album and tour Roger Waters The Wall coming to cinemas AUDIO: Foo Fighters stream Songs From The Laundry Room EP Metallica to play historic Quebec City shows Foo Fighters announce fall European tour AC

  • Neil Young announces new album and tour

    Neil Young will release a new album, “The Monsanto Years”, on June 16. The project sees Young team with Promise Of The Real, featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson. Rolling Stone reports Young has railed for years against Monsanto, a chemical company specializing in genetically modified seeds. Last November, Young urged a boycott of Starbucks when they partnered with Monsanto

  • Foo Fighters announce fall European tour

    The Foo Fighters have announced dates for a fall tour of Europe in support of “Sonic Highways.” Already scheduled to play a series of dates on the continent this summer, the group will return for an 8-show run starting November 5 in Amsterdam. Tickets for some concerts will go on sale on Thursday, April 23 with most shows available this Friday, April 24. On Saturday, the Foo Fighters played a

  • Roger Waters The Wall coming to cinemas

    “Roger Waters The Wall”, a documentary shot during the former Pink Floyd member’s three-year solo tour, will be screened in US theaters and cinemas worldwide on September 29 via Fathom Events. The Wall Live tour brought the famed 1979 Pink Floyd album to arenas and stadiums around the world between 2010 and 2013. Waters played 219 dates that brought in a total of approximately $458 million

  • AC/DC expand sold-out Australian tour

    AC/DC have added three shows to their Australian tour after selling out the initial five dates within hours of going on sale Monday. News.com.au reports more than 300,000 tickets went quickly for the band’s “Rock Or Bust” stadium tour, leading the group to add concerts in Sydney and Melbourne. A November 7 show at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, a December 8 date at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and a

  • AUDIO: Foo Fighters stream Songs From The Laundry Room EP

    The Foo Fighters are streaming “Songs From The Laundry Room”, a collection of early demos that was released oon 10-inch vinyl on Saturday as part of Record Store Day. Recorded at Barrett Jones’ Laundry Room Studios in Seattle, Washington, the package features demos of “Alone + Easy Target” and “Big Me”, a cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids In America”, and a previously unreleased song, “Empty Handed.”

  • VIDEO: Foo Fighters play Ohio record store on Record Store Day

    The Foo Fighters played a concert for 150 fans at an Ohio record store on Saturday as part of Record Store Day 2015. The show at The Record Connection in Niles, Ohio saw the band deliver a 9-song set that included three tracks featured on “Songs From The Laundry Room”, a 10-inch vinyl collection of early Foo demos and an unreleased track issued especially for the annual event. Recorded at

  • Metallica to play historic Quebec City shows

    Metallica will perform a pair of historic concerts in Quebec City this fall. On September 14, the band will play the final event at Colisee Pepsi, a hockey arena first opened in 1949. Metallica have played seven shows in the arena, including two that were filmed for 2012’s “Quebec Magnetic” DVD release. On September 16, the band will play the first event at the brand new Centre Vidéotron. “

  • VIDEO: Lou Reed inducted into Rock Hall

    Lou Reed was inducted posthumously into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday. Reed, who passed away October 27, 2013 from liver disease at the age of 71, was introduced by longtime friend and artist Patti Smith. It was the singer’s second Rock Hall honor: Reed and The Velvet Underground were inducted by Smith in 1996. Reed’s widow, musician Laurie Anderson, was on hand to

  • VIDEO: Joan Jett inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday during the event’s 30th anniversary. Jett kicked off the evening with her 1980 hit, “Bad Reputation”, before Dave Grohl and original Blackhearts bassist Gary Ryan joined her for The Runaways anthem, “Cherry Bomb.” The rocker’s set closed with “Crimson And Clover” featuring Grohl, Miley

  • VIDEO: Green Day play club show ahead of Rock Hall induction

    Green Day played a club show at Cleveland’s House Of Blues on Thursday ahead of their induction into the 2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in the city on Saturday. The band delivered a marathon 3-hour show that included a reunion of their pre-Green Day group Sweet Children with original drummer John Kiffmeyer. Green Day’s first US show in 2 years ran the gamut from the Sweet Children days

  • VIDEO: Green Day inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    Green Day were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at the 30th annual ceremony in Cleveland on Saturday. The band performed a three-song set that featured the title track to 2004’s “American Idiot” and two songs from 1994’s “Dookie” – “When I Come Around” and “Basket Case.” "It's like my record collection is actually sitting in this room," said Billie Joe Armstrong during his

  • VIDEO: Stevie Ray Vaughan inducted into Rock Hall

    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday. The Texas blues legend and his band were welcomed by John Mayer, who explained a personal connection he felt for the late musician. "Stevie Ray Vaughan is the ultimate guitarist," said Mayer. "He had incredible courage because he fought to overcome the evils of drug and alcohol

  • VIDEO: AC/DC play second show at Coachella

    AC/DC returned to Coachella on Friday to play the second show of their “Rock Or Bust” world tour on the event’s second weekend. The band delivered a virtually identical set to their April 10 headlining appearance,with one exception: they swapped out “The Jack” midway through the set and replaced it with their 1975 classic, “High Voltage.” The group will now head to Europe for a summer run that

  • AC/DC tops the hennemusic Hot 10

    AC/DC tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10. The band launched their Rock or Bust world tour with a headlining set at the Coachella festival on April 10. Check out the video and read all about it 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.

  • Metallica guitarist lost phone containing hundreds of riffs

    Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed that he lost hundreds of riff ideas for the band’s next album when he lost his phone late last year. “I put riffs on my iPhone, but something very unfortunate happened to me about six months ago,” Hammett tells The Jasta Show podcast hosted by Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta (audio below). “I lost my iPhone containing two hundred and fifty musical

  • VIDEO: Van Halen’s Jump the focus of Japanese tv special

    Van Halen’s 1984 hit, “Jump”, is the focus of an hour-long Japanese tv special that features extensive interviews with the band. The “Song To Soul” episode sees David Lee Roth and Alex and Eddie Van Halen discussing their first and only No. 1 US hit while revealing the inspiration behind the song, its lyrics, recording and influential video. The three members sat down at Roth’s Pasadena,

  • Nick Menza details Megadeth reunion offer

    Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza says a reunion of the band’s classic 1990s lineup fell apart during recent negotiations and now he is sharing the details of a contract offer put on the table by his former band. Menza has previously revealed that he and guitarist Marty Friedman were in talks to rejoin the group following last fall’s departure of Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover. "I went and

  • VIDEO: KISS and Scooby Doo film preview

    KISS are teaming up with Scooby Doo and the gang for a new direct-to-video animated film, “Scooby Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery.” USA Today reports KISS members voiced their own characters for the project, which centers on a Halloween concert at the group's amusement park Kiss World. Scooby, Shaggy and the rest of the Mystery Inc., gang drop by to hear some tunes but wind up partnering

  • Whitesnake add keyboardist to lineup

    Whitesnake have added keyboardist/singer Michele Luppi to the lineup as they parpare to launch a new studio album and tour next month. Luppi’s resume includes studio sessions with artists and bands including Reb Beach, Eric Martin, Gregg Giuffria, Maurizio Solieri, George Lynch, Doug Aldrich, Ian Paice and many others. He has also toured with Italian singer Umberto Tozzi and Finnish metal

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