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  • AC/DC tops the hennemusic Hot 10

    AC/DC top this week’s hennemusic Hot 10. A 1976 AC/DC classic has been updated as the quarterback Tom Brady, the New England Patriots and the NFL continue to deal with Deflategate heading into the Super Bowl. 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,

  • Former Megadeth duo add bassist to new band

    Former Megadeth duo Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have confirmed the addition of Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand to the lineup for their new band, which also includes former Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner. Both Broderick and Drover issued separate statements in late November – just hours apart – that they were leaving Megadeth to pursue their own musical interests. "I have

  • AUDIO: Randy Bachman joined by Peter Frampton on new album

    Randy Bachman is sharing audio of the title track to his upcoming album, “Heavy Blues”, which sees him team up with Peter Frampton. Due April 13 (April 14 in North America), Bachman is joined by guests including Neil Young, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and the late Jeff Healey for the project, alongside new band members Anna Ruddick on bass and Dale Anne Brendon on drums. “Heavy Blues” is

  • Black Crowes singer says band breakup is complicated

    Singer Chris Robinson says the breakup of The Black Crowes is “complicated.” Brother and guitarist Rich Robinson broke the news on January 15, saying "It is with great disappointment and regret that after having the privilege of writing and performing the music of The Black Crowes over the last 24 years, I find myself in the position of saying that the band has broken up.” The guitarist also

  • ZZ Top to perform Mash-Up Mondays debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    ZZ Top will perform with Weezer as ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live debuts Mash-Up Mondays on February 2. The Texas trio – who just played on the show this week – will join the alternative rockers for the first edition of a month-long series on the late night program. Other musical pairings in February include Morris Day and HAIM (Feb. 9), and Aloe Blacc and Blackstreet (Feb 16). ZZ Top recently

  • Neil Young to guest on The Tonight Show

    Neil Young will appear as a guest and performer on NBC-TV’s The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, February 3. The episode marks Young’s return to the program following his spring performance with Jack White, where the guitarist recorded a live record on the show. Fallon’s Tonight Show will be broadcast from Los Angeles next week following a special post-Super Bowl edition on

  • AUDIO: Stone Temple Pilots share demos from 2013 High Rise EP

    Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo is sharing demos from the band’s 2013 EP “High Rise.” The project delivered the debut of singer Chester Bennington from Linkin Park, who joined the band after original frontman Scott Weiland was fired in February of 2013, leading to a series of public statements and lawsuits by both parties. DeLeo has posted material from demos for three tracks on the

  • Alice Cooper offers Austin City Limits Live concert on pay-per-view

    Alice Cooper is offering his upcoming Austin City Limits Live concert to fans as a pay-per-view event. Cooper’s February 12 show at The Moody Theater in Austin will be presented via cable tv and streamed online. The concert will be available at 9 PM ET; more details regarding delivery channels will be issued soon. The Austin date is part of Cooper’s Raise The Dead Tour; the rocker will rejoin

  • Black Sabbath bassist thanks fans for support following arrest

    Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is thanking fans for their support following his arrest in a bar brawl early Wednesday in California. “Thx for your messages & support following the unfortunate altercation that occurred,” posted Butler on his social media sites. Butler was allegedly involved in a “verbal and physical altercation” – according to the Inyo County Sherriff’s Department – at the

  • Black Sabbath bassist arrested following bar brawl

    Inyo County Sheriff’s Department Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested early Wednesday following a bar brawl in California. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement, saying that “shortly after midnight on January 27th, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a verbal and physical altercation that took place at the Corkscrew Saloon located at the Furnace Creek

  • Iron Maiden guitarist to launch signature guitar line

    Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray has teamed with Fender to launch his own signature guitar line as part of the company’s Artist Series. The Dave Murray California Series Stratocaster is inspired by Murray's longtime onstage go-to guitar, combining Strat tradition with three Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups, the fast feel of a compound-radius fingerboard, and the high performance reliability

  • Eddie Van Halen speech at Smithsonian event to be streamed live

    Eddie Van Halen’s speech at an event to help launch “What It Means To Be American” – a new three-year initiative by The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington – will be streamed live on February 12. The project is aimed at engaging leading thinkers, public figures and Americans from all walks of life to explore how the United States became the nation it is today. One

  • VIDEO: Slash receives Les Paul Award at 30th annual NAMM TEC Awards

    Slash was honored with the Les Paul Award at the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in Anaheim, California on January 24. The guitarist was joined for a performance by Richie Sambora, Orianthi and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter. The event honors individuals and companies for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production. The Les Paul Award, named

  • VIDEO: Rush drummer Neil Peart previews R40 Icon snare drum

    Rush drummer Neil Peart is previewing the new R40 Icon snare drum in advance of the band’s R40 40th anniversary tour. Peart teamed with DW Drum Designer John Good to create a one-of-a kind R40 kit crafted from Romanian River Oak and a plethora of intricate laser-cut exotic woods. To commemorate Rush’s 40th Anniversary and the making of the R40 kit, a limited number of 250 replica Icon snare

  • Def Leppard announce first US shows of 2015

    Def Leppard have revealed their first pair of US shows for 2015. The band will play the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, MN on August 27 and The Great Allentown Fair in Allentown, PA on September 1. Joining the UK rockers for both shows are Styx and Tesla. Tickets for the St. Paul show go on sale Febuary 3 at 10 AM here. Tickets for the Allentown concert go on sale February 7 at 10 AM here.

  • Sammy Hagar to launch radio countdown show

    Sammy Hagar will launch a new radio program, “Sammy Hagar's Top Rock Countdown”, this spring via Envisage Radio Group. The weekly show will see Hagar count down lists of his favorite party songs, comeback albums, unsung heroes or best tunes from a specific year or decade. “After more than 40 years in Rock & Roll,” says Hagar, “I’ve got a lot of knowledge, a lot of love, and always a lot to say

  • VIDEO: Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 preview

    Aerosmith are sharing a preview of “Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014”, a new live DVD that will premiere in US cinemas on February 26. The package features Aerosmith’s headline performance on June 15, 2014 as they closed the final night of the Download Festival in Donington Park. "It's always an absolute hoot that leaves me howling at the moon, performing at Donington we couldn't have had a

  • VIDEO: ZZ Top perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    ZZ Top performed on ABC’TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. The band played “I Gotsa Get Paid” – from their latest album “La Futura” – on the broadcast and delivered a web-exclusive version of their 1975 classic, “Tush.” “Thank you Jimmy Kimmel Live !!,” posted the band. “'Twas a pleasure !! Hope you all enjoyed we had a blast...!” ZZ Top are back on the road following a hip injury to bassist

  • Mark Knopfler announces North American tour

    Former Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler has announced dates for a fall tour of North America. The two-month run – which follows an extensive European tour from May to July – opens September 10 in Vancouver, BC. The shows will support Knopfler’s latest solo album, “Tracker”, due March 17. The follow-up to 2012’s “Privateering” was recorded at British Grove Studios in London and co-produced by

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