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  • VIDEO: Pink Floyd reveal origins of final album The Endless River

    Pink Floyd are revealing details of the origins of their final album, “The Endless River”, due November 10 (Nov 11 in North America). The project features material recorded by David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason during sessions for 1994’s “The Division Bell.” “In the beginning of 1993,” explains Gilmour, “we went into Britannia Row Studios and set up – just like the old days – so that

  • Cream bassist Jack Bruce dead at 71

    Cream bassist Jack Bruce died Saturday at the age of 71. Bruce’s family confirmed the news via his social media sites. “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.” "He died today at his

  • AUDIO: Sammy Hagar previews Birthday from McCartney tribute

    A snippet of Sammy Hagar’s version of The Beatles classic, “Birthday”, is the latest preview to the forthcoming tribute album, “The Art Of McCartney.” Due November 17 (Nov 18 in North America), “The Art Of McCartney” features a variety of artists joining the former Beatle’s long time band to perform songs from the bassist’s legendary songwriting catalog. Guests include Bob Dylan, Billy Joel,

  • Steven Tyler to perform on CMA Country Christmas special

    Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will team up with Brad Paisley to perform on ABC-TV’s CMA Country Christmas special this fall. Airing Monday, December 1st at 8 PM, ET and hosted by Sugarland vocalist Jennifer Nettles, the two-hour program celebrates the holidays with some of the biggest names in music performing holiday classics. Joining Tyler and Paisley are Alan Jackson, Dan + Shay, Brett

  • AUDIO: Foo Fighters premiere The Feast And The Famine

    The Foo Fighters are premiering “The Feast And The Famine”, a track from their forthcoming album, “Sonic Highways.” Recorded at Inner East Studio in Arlington, Virginia, the tune follows the lead single, “Something From Nothing”, which debuted recently. The group recorded “Sonic Highways” in eight American cities – Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and

  • Sammy Hagar reveals origins of Van Halen classic Dreams

    Sammy Hagar is sharing the origins of the 1986 Van Halen classic, “Dreams”, as he promotes his newly-released acoustic album, “Lite Roast.” The project sees Sammy teamed with Waboritas guitarist Vic Johnson to deliver stripped-down versions of tunes from Hagar’s career, including the VH track. “It was the ‘5150’ record, and we did it in like less than a month,” Hagar tells Ultimate Classic

  • PHOTOS: Poison reunite for private show and tease 2015 reunion

    Poison reunited to play a private show in Southern California on October 18 and the band are sharing photos from the event while teasing a possible reunion next year. Frontman Bret Michaels first shared photos from rehearsal (below), writing "Poison’s first rehearsal at a private event in So Cal. So far no fist fights, sounds great and feels great. Maybe a reunion in 2015…" The day after the

  • Ozzy hopes Bill Ward will return for final Black Sabbath album and tour

    Ozzy Osbourne says he hopes original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward will return to the lineup for the band’s final album and tour. Ward declined to participate in the reunion album – 2013’s “13” – and tour over a contractual dispute; the group recorded the project with Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine while Ozzy’s solo drummer, Tommy Clufetos, handled live dates for the tour. Ozzy tells

  • VIDEO: Iron Maiden’s The Trooper covered by 2 Cellos

    2Cellos have released a cover of Iron Maiden’s 1983 classic, “The Trooper.” The tune is the latest single from the Croatian duo of Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, who have made a name for themselves worldwide with the release of several YouTube videos featuring versions of past hits by international artists. “The Trooper Overture” combines elements of Gioachino Rossini's "William Tell Overture"

  • VIDEO: Paul Stanley guests on Oprah special preview

    KISS frontman Paul Stanley is among the guests featured on the next edition of Oprah: Where Are They Now. In a preview of the episode, Stanley shares his first impression of future bandmate Gene Simmons. “When I first met Gene over at a guitar player’s house that I was playing with and he was playing with in another band, I didn’t like him,” says Stanley. “I thought he was full of himself,

  • VIDEO: Queen share Queen Forever TV commercial

    Queen are sharing a new TV commercial for their forthcoming compilation, “Queen Forever.” Due November 10 (Nov. 11 in North America), the set presents a mix of Queen’s hits and classic tracks, including three previously unreleased songs featuring Freddie Mercury. The package includes a long-anticipated track from Queen and Michael Jackson, “There Must Be More To Life Than This”, a previously

  • Foreigner announce Best Of Foreigner 4 live collection

    Foreigner have announced a UK release date of December 5 for a new collection, “The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More.” Recorded live the Borgata Hotel’s Music Box theatre in Atlantic City on October 3rd and 4th, 2014, the new collection features most of "Foreigner 4" as well as some of the band’s best-known hits, including "Feels Like The First Time", "Cold As Ice", "Hot Blooded" and "I Want To Know

  • VIDEO: Ozzy Osbourne discusses Memoirs Of A Madman collection

    Ozzy Osbourne sat down for an extended interview with his son, Jack, in the second of a three-part series for Noisey entitled Back & Forth. The Black Sabbath frontman shares his thoughts on his new "Memoirs Of A Madman" collection, SIS, politics, and not knowing how to play guitar. Check out part one of the series here. Ozzy has just released a pair of career-spanning “Memoirs Of A Madman”

  • AUDIO: Led Zeppelin premiere unreleased version of Stairway To Heaven

    Led Zeppelin are premiering an unreleased version of “Stairway To Heaven” as a preview of the upcoming expanded reissue of their 1971 release, “Led Zeppelin IV”, due on October 28. "The Sunset Sound mix of 'Stairway to Heaven' was actually mixed at Sunset Sound in L.A. in advance of the version that everybody knows," says Jimmy Page. "I think it's a really good embodiment of everything that's

  • VIDEO: U2 perform on BBC’s Later With Jools Holland

    U2 performed a pair of songs from their latest album, “Songs Of Innocence”, on BBC Two’s Later With Jools Holland program Tuesday. The band played “Volcano” before Bono and The Edge teamed up with a string section for “Every Breaking Wave.” “Songs Of Innocence” was recorded in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and produced by Danger Mouse, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and

  • Pink Floyd guitarist reveals inspiration for Louder Than Words

    David Gilmour and wife Polly Samson Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour is sharing insight into the inspiration behind “Louder Than Words”, the lead single from the band’s forthcoming and final album, “The Endless River.” The song features lyrics by Gilmour’s wife, author Polly Samson. “She’s describing the slightly dysfunctional human relationships that we have within Pink Floyd,” the

  • VIDEO: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry tells Slash story on Conan

    Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry shared a classic guitar story involving Slash on TBS’ late night show, Conan, on Monday. On hand to promote his newly-released memoir, “Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith", the rocker sat in with Jimmy Vivino & The Basic Cable Band throughout the program and also joined the host to chat about the book. Perry went on tell a story from the book about how he sold

  • Metallica to perform at BlizzCon

    Metallica will perform at the BlizzCon 2014 gaming convention in Anaheim, California next month. The band will perform the event’s closing concert on November 8. “BlizzCon is on!,” posted Metallica. “The annual gathering of those around the globe who are part of the gaming communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s huge games Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft is taking place in Anaheim, CA

  • VIDEO: Billy Idol guests on CBS series The Talk

    Billy Idol was a featured guest on the CBS daytime series The Talk on Monday as he makes the rounds to promote his newly-released album, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground.” The singer’s first new album 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

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