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  • Led Zeppelin teams with designer Paul Smith for scarf collection

    Led Zeppelin has teamed up with British fashion designer Paul Smith to create a limited-edition collection of scarves featuring prints of the band’s album covers. The Independent reports the collaboration marks the launch of the band’s newly re-mastered versions of their nine albums. Smith’s collection will launch with six scarves, featuring artwork from the first three reissues – “Led

  • AUDIO: Stream Robert Plant’s new album

    Robert Plant is streaming his new album, “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar”, in advance of its September 5th release in Europe (Sep 8 in the UK and Sep 9 in North America). The rocker will perform at the iTunes Festival in London on September 8 before introducing the new music to North America on a 7-date theatre tour that begins in New York on September 25. “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar”

  • VIDEO: Led Zeppelin preview expanded Led Zeppelin IV reissue

    Led Zeppelin have released a new video preview of the upcoming expanded reissue of their 1971 album, “Led Zeppelin IV”, due on October 28. The second round of reissues begins with one of the most artistically influential and commercially successful albums in the history of music. Released in November 1971, the album — which is officially untitled — defined the sound of rock music for a

  • AUDIO: Johnny Winter premieres new song with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry

    Johnny Winter is premiering “Mojo Hand”, a new song featuring Aerosmith’s Joe Perry that will appear on his forthcoming album, “Step Back.” “If it wasn’t for Johnny,” says Perry, “I’d never have picked up the guitar.” Due September 2, the 13-song collection also includes contributions from Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Brian Setzer, Joe Bonamassa, Leslie West and others. Produced by

  • VIDEO: KISS and Def Leppard wrap up summer tour in Houston

    KISS and Def Leppard wrapped up their summer tour at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas on Sunday, and video from the show is available. “The numbers for the US 40th Anniversary Tour say it all!,” posted KISS. “42 shows. Over 600,000 fans. Amazing and thank YOU!” The trek, which began June 23 in West Valley City, Utah, saw both acts playing headline sets to fans across North

  • VIDEO: Rob Halford explains conviction behind new Judas Priest album

    Judas Priest singer Rob Halford is sharing the band’s approach to making their latest album, “Redeemer Of Souls”, in a new video. “We’re very proud of the records and the songs that we’ve made and we really treasure everything that we’ve put together,” Halford explians, “so it’s very important for us when we make a record like Redeemer Of Souls that it has the same caliber because this has to

  • VIDEO: Motley Crue wrap up first leg of farewell tour in Buffalo

    Motley Crue wrapped up the first leg of their farewell tour in at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Centre outside of Buffalo, New York on Sunday, and video from the show is available. “Last night marked the end of the 1st leg of "The Final Tour"...thank you to everyone who came out to see us one last time,” posted the band. “We'll be back on the road October 10th.” The first leg of “The Final

  • Queen: Live At The Rainbow '74 featured on In The Studio

    Queen’s forthcoming release, “Live At The Rainbow ‘74”, is featured on the latest episode of North American rock radio series In The Studio. Due September 8 (September 9 in North America) and available in a variety of formats, “Live At The Rainbow” presents Queen live over two shows at the famed London venue. The first show, on March 31, 1974, saw Queen perform tracks from their newly-released

  • Foo Fighters preview new song from Sonic Highways

    The Foo Fighters are sharing a preview of a second song from their forthcoming album, “Sonic Highways.” A short video clip posted by Twitter’s head of music, Bob Moczydlowsky, on Friday features a test pressing of the band's new album playing on a turntable. “Holy guitars, Batman! New @foofighters record makes 'em sound 100 feet tall,” he tweeted. The footage was also shared by the group via

  • Led Zeppelin tops the hennemusic Hot 10

    Led Zeppelin tops this week’s hennemusic Hot 10. A Led Zeppelin classic has been voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by the listeners of BBC Radio 2. 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

  • Billy Idol’s father dies

    Billy Idol’s father, William Alfred Broad, passed away on August 7th at the age of 90. No details regarding the cause of death has been announced. On Saturday, Billy posted an In Loving Memory card of his father on his Whosay account along with the caption, “RIP William Alfred Broad laid to rest today….” A Condolence Bill Broad Facebook page has been created and is active here. This past

  • VIDEO: Metallica bassist performs Metallica medley with Rodrigo y Gabriela

    Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo joined Rodrigo y Gabriela for the encore of their August 17th show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, and the duo are sharing pro-shot video of the performance. The trio played a tribute to Metallica that featured a medley of "Orion", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" and "Battery." The Mexican guitar duo of Rodrigo Sanchez and

  • Ramones film to be directed by Martin Scorsese

    Martin Scorsese will direct a film about punk pioneers The Ramones. Billboard reports the director is already on board for the project, one of several in the planning stages as the band approaches the 40th anniversary of the release of their legendary and influential self-titled debut album in 2016. In addition to the film, a documentary, a theatrical play and a book are also planned to

  • Bruce Springsteen to publish children’s book Outlaw Pete

    Bruce Springsteen will publish a children’s book, “Outlaw Pete”, on November 4. The rocker teamed up with Frank Caruso on the project, which is based on the celebrated song about a bank-robbing baby whose exploits become a meditation on sin, fate, and free will. Both the song (from Springsteen’s 2009 album “Working On A Dream”) and the new book “Outlaw Pete” were inspired by a children’s book,

  • Lenny Kravitz previews new video for The Chamber

    Lenny Kravitz has issued a second preview of the video for “The Chamber”, the lead single from his forthcoming album, “Strut.” Directed by Anthony Mandler, the full clip will be issued on September 4. Due September 23, “Strut” is Lenny’s tenth studio album and first since 2011’s “Black And White America.” Kravitz will launch a world tour in support of “Strut” in Moscow on October 22. See

  • VIDEO: Buckcherry perform acoustic set at WDHA New Jersey

    Buckcherry played an acoustic set live on 105.5 WDHA-FM in Dover, New Jersey recently, and the station is sharing video of the performance. The California rockers delivered acoustic versions of “Crazy Bitch” and “Everything”, as well as “Say Fuck It”, the lead single from their newly-released EP, “Fuck.” The track is a cover of Icona Pop's hit song, "I Love It", which the band renamed "Say F*

  • Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee shares new drum solo video

    Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is sharing new video of “The Cruecifly”, his drum solo on the band’s farewell tour. The solo sees the rocker move around the arena on a rollercoaster track during the performance. Last month, Lee and the Crue kicked off their 2-year farewell tour with special guest Alice Cooper. North American dates are set to wrap up November 22 in Spokane, Washington. The band

  • New AC/DC album update

    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is sharing an update on the band’s new album, recorded this spring in Vancouver without founding member Malcolm Young. “It was done in 10 days, and I’ve never played better,” Rudd told Triple M radio in Sydney, Australia, describing the new music as “stellar.” “I hope it’s as good as I remember when I came away from the studio,” he added. “It’s pretty damn good.” (Ed

  • Alter Bridge 10th anniversary box set now available

    Production of “Alter Bridge X”, the 10th anniversary limited-edition, 27-disc box set by rockers Alter Bridge, has been completed and the package is now available for shipping worldwide. After taking pre-orders that involved personalized engraving for the project, which was originally planned for a spring release, the group are now sharing video of the final assembly of the massive collection.

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