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  • VIDEO: KISS bassist Gene Simmons breathes fire in Atlanta

    KISS are sharing behind the scenes video of Gene Simmons breathing fire during the band’s July 18 show in Atlanta, Georgia. Simmons’ tech Michael Berger can be seen assisting the bassist before and after the fire act, which takes place during the group’s 1974 classic, “Firehouse.” The Atlanta show was one stop on KISS’ summer tour across North America with Def Leppard. The band’s latest

  • Aerosmith’s Joe Perry working on solo album

    Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has revealed that he has been working on a solo album. “I’m halfway through a solo album right now,” Perry tells Artist Direct. “I’ve got about six songs I’m really excited about. I want to get into them as soon as possible. That’s the main focus now.” Perry and Aerosmith are currently playing shows on the North American leg of the Let Rock Rule tour, which sees

  • VIDEO: Aerosmith joined by Johnny Depp in Boston

    Aerosmith were joined by actor Johnny Depp for the finale of their show at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts on Wednesday, and video of the guest performance is available. Depp teamed up with the Boston rockers to play their version of Tiny Bradshaw's “Train Kept A-Rollin'”, the final tune of a 19-song set. The actor has previously joined the band for “Train” before, including an

  • VIDEO: Slash jams with Aerosmith in Boston

    Aerosmith were joined by Slash for their 1973 classic, “Mama Kin”, during their show at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts on Wednesday, and fan-filmed video of the performance is available. The appearance marks the first time the pair have hooked up on stage during the Let Rock Rule tour, which sees the guitarist opening for the Boston legends. “Mama Kin” originally appears on

  • The Kinks – Low Budget 35th anniversary featured on In The Studio

    The 35th anniversary of The Kinks’ 1979 album, “Low Budget”, is featured on the latest edition of North American rock radio series In The Studio. Ray Davies joins host Redbeard to discuss the band’s 17th studio release, which peaked at No. 11 on the US Billboard 200. The album’s lead track, “Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman”, hit No. 41 on the US Billboard Hot 100 as the only single (of 5)

  • Robert Plant to launch new album at iTunes Festival

    Robert Plant will launch his new album, “lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar”, with an appearance at the iTunes Festival in London on September 8, the day the record is released in the UK. Due September 5 in Europe and September 9 in North America, the project was recorded at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, UK. The album features 9 new songs and two

  • ZZ Top bassist’s surgery delays start of summer tour

    ZZ Top have been forced to postpone the start of their summer US tour following news that bassist Dusty Hill will undergo surgery to remove two kidney stones this week. The band issued a statement Monday that the kidney stones were discovered in the course of a routine physical examination where Hill’s doctor advised him that they should immediately be removed, lest they cause more serious

  • VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets in Vienna

    Metallica performed “Master Of Puppets” during their July 9th show in Vienna, Austria, and the band are now sharing video from the event. The footage also includes the pre-show fan meet and greet, as well as "Whiskey In The Jar” from the show. 1986’s “Master Of Puppets” was the band’s third album and final one with bassist Cliff Burton, who died tragically in a tour bus accident in Sweden in

  • Led Zeppelin: John Bonham memorial fundraising event announced

    A fundraising event to help raise cash for a memorial in honour of Led Zeppelin drummer Jon Bonham will take place August 2 in Redditch, England. The Redditch Advertiser reports the show at the town’s St Stephen's Church will feature the late drummer's sister, singer/songwriter Deborah Bonham, who will be playing a special acoustic set. It has been set up by members of the John Bonham

  • Eric Clapton premieres cover of Cajun Moon from J.J. Cale tribute album

    Eric Clapton is premiering his cover of “Cajun Moon” as a preview to an upcoming tribute album the guitarist has organized to honor one of his musical mentors, J.J. Cale. Due July 29, “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale”, features a collection of 16 Cale tunes revisited by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White. “

  • Black Star Riders announce UK tour

    Thin Lizzy-offshoot Black Star Riders have announced dates for a spring 2015 UK tour with Europe. The 14-show run starts March 5 in Glasgow and will wrap up with two shows in London in late March. The concerts will feature classic tracks from both bands and also music from both acts’ forthcoming new releases. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, July 25 at 9am through all venue box

  • Yes to release expanded 35th Anniversary tour live album

    Yes will release an expanded Special Edition version of “Songs From Tsongas - The 35th Anniversary Concert”, on September 23. Originally issued in 2005, the updated project adds 70 minutes of material from a show in Lugano, Switzerland on the same tour. Available on 2DVD, Blu-ray, 3CD and digital formats, the Special Edition of “Songs From Tsongas” contains two different concerts from Yes’

  • Scott Weiland wants to reunite Velvet Revolver

    Scott Weiland says he is looking to reunite Velvet Revolver on a part-time basis. The singer, who left the band in 2008 to rejoin Stone Temple Pilots, was then fired by that group in 2013 and has since been focusing on solo recordings and live dates. "There is no problem. I even called the guys to propose the idea of doing some shows together in a few months,” Weiland tells La Press. “We are

  • Ace Frehley streaming audio of new album Space Invader

    Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is treaming audio samples of his first new solo album in five years, "Space Invader." Due August 19th in North America and August 29th in Europe, Frehley’s first project since 2009’s “Anomaly” features new music plus a cover of “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band. Frehley recently issued “Gimme A Feelin’” as the lead single from the project. Samples of all

  • VIDEO: KISS – Watch complete Charlotte concert webcast

    KISS streamed their concert from the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, and video of the band’s complete Yahoo! Live webcast is available. KISS performed their standard 15-song set as part of their summer tour with Def Leppard, which featured 9 tunes from the band’s classic 1970s era. The KISS/Def Leppard run wraps up August 31 in Houston, Texas. This fall, KISS will follow

  • Motley Crue preview Kickstart My Heart from country music tribute album

    Motley Crue are previewing Rascal Flatts’ version of “Kickstart My Heart” from the forthcoming album, "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue." “I dig the energy on it,” says bassist Nikki Sixx. “It pays tribute to the original, yet I imagine when these guys play this thing live…and their crowd… they’re gonna rip it up because it sounds like them. It’s their song now.” Due August 19, the

  • VIDEO: Eddie Vedder performs John Lennon classic Imagine

    Following some criticism over his anti-war comments during Pearl Jam’s recent concert at Milton Keynes in England, Eddie Vedder delivered his debut performance of the John Lennon classic, “Imagine”, during a solo show in Portugal on Friday. “Well, so anti war make you pro many things. Pro peace, pro human, pro evolution, Makes you pro communication, pro diplomacy, pro love, pro understanding,

  • VIDEO: The Rolling Stones recap 14 On Fire European tour

    The Rolling Stones have posted a video recap of the 14 On Fire European tour. The band played 14 sold-out shows, starting May 26 in Oslo, Norway and wrapping up at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival on July 3. “Thank you to every fan who came to see us and supported us,” posted the group. The Rolling Stones return to the road this fall to play Australia and New Zealand, shows that were rescheduled

  • VIDEO: Eric Clapton previews J. J. Cale tribute album

    Eric Clapton has released a mini-documentary as a preview to an upcoming tribute album the guitarist has organized to honor one of his musical mentors, J.J. Cale. Due July 29, “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale” features a collection of 16 Cale tunes revisited by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White. “I would like

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