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  • Aerosmith: Joe Perry’s memoir hits New York Times Best Sellers list

    Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new memoir, "Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith", continues its run on the New York Times Best Sellers List. The autobiography debuted last week at No. 8 on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" chart, and currently sits at No. 10 in its second week. In “Rocks”, Perry opens up for the first time about the wild, inside story of his life in the legendary band he

  • Black Sabbath guitarist writing music for CSI TV series

    Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi confirms he is writing music for the CBS Television series CSI (Crime Scene Investigation). “People have been asking what exactly I’m doing at the moment, we’ll I’m getting back in the studio having tried to make myself rest after the tours,” Iommi explains. “I’m writing, mostly just putting ideas down rather than complete songs. I like to create all sorts of

  • VIDEO: Slash previews Live From The Sunset Strip concert special

    Slash is sharing a preview of "Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live From The Sunset Strip", a concert special filmed last month at The Roxy that will air on DIRECTV in November. Part of the Guitar Center’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the 90-minute concert special sees Slash and the band perform tracks from his career, including “Paradise City”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “

  • Led Zeppelin reissues enter UK charts

    The latest album reissues from Led Zeppelin have entered the UK charts just three days following their release on Monday. The Official Charts Company reports the expanded version of 1971’s “Led Zeppelin IV” landed at No. 4 in the midweek ranking, while 1973’s “Houses Of The Holy” enters at No. 7. The full weekly chart will be published on Sunday. Released in November 1971, the album — which

  • Metallica to play residency on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

    Metallica will play a week-long residency on CBS' Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson next month. “We're excited to celebrate Craig Ferguson's final season on CBS as he has personally invited us to join him for an entire week of performances starting Monday, November 17th,” posted the band. “We'll be playing every night that week and on the first night (Monday) we'll sit down with Craig to chat

  • Rolling Stones to issue limited-edition signed photo books for $5000

    The Rolling Stones will issue a signed, limited-edition coffee-table photo book chronicling their 50-year history this December for $5000 each. Billed as “the definitive, authorized illustrated history of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band,” the project features a foreward by President Bill Clinton alongside more than 500 pages of images of the band. Produced in close collaboration with

  • VIDEO: Heart rock Foo Fighters track as thanks for Letterman performance

    Heart are saying thanks to the Foo Fighters for their recent pairing on The Late Show with David Letterman by sharing a backstage performance of the band’s 2005 “In Your Honor” track, "No Way Back." "We wanted to give something back to them," Ann Wilson tells Rolling Stone. "Just to say thank you. It's the perfect HOOT song and worked well with the esoteric instruments we had around. It's a

  • Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour working on new solo album

    Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour confirms he is working on new solo album. “It's coming along very well," Gilmour tells Rolling Stone while promoting Floyd’s final album, “The Endless River.” "There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it yet. I'm hoping to get it out this following year. Then I'm hoping to do an old

  • AUDIO: Soundgarden release new single Storm

    Soundgarden have issued “Storm”, their first new song in two years. Rrecorded in May with producer Jack Endino in Seattle, the band has not provided additional details about the track, including confirmation of its status as a single-only release or as part of an album project. Soundgarden’s last studio album, 2012’s “King Animal”, was the group’s first in 16 years following an extended

  • Soundgarden to release 3-CD rarities collection Echo Of Miles

    Soundgarden will release a 3-CD, 50-track rarities collection, "Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path", on November 24. Among the set's seven unreleased tracks is a brand-new recording, "Storm", recorded in May this year with producer Jack Endino in Seattle. Curated by guitarist Kim Thayil, “Echo Of Miles” features original B-sides, unreleased tracks, instrumentals, covers and demos

  • Stevie Nicks to perform on The Tonight Show

    Stevie Nicks will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, November 3. The singer will play the single, “Lady”, from her latest solo album, “24 Karat Gold — Songs From the Vault.” The project features a collection of lost and stray songs that Nicks has written and recorded through the years, but never made it onto an album. The selections were all newly-recorded earlier

  • Jimmy Page says John Bonham’s death ended Led Zeppelin

    Jimmy Page has revealed why Led Zeppelin didn’t continue after the 1980 death of drummer John Bonham. “Led Zeppelin wasn't a corporate entity,” Page tells Rolling Stone. “Led Zeppelin was an affair of the heart. Each of the members was important to the sum total of what we were. I like to think that if it had been me that wasn't there, the others would have made the same decision. And what

  • Alice In Chains premiere Phantom Limb video

    Alice In Chains are premiering their new video for “Phantom Limb” via a BitTorrent Bundle. The clip is directed by Roboshobo, who worked on videos for three tunes from the band’s 2013 album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”, including "Hollow", "Stone" and "Voices." Fans can download the video via BitTorrent Bundle for free and can unlock access to other Alice In Chains content by subscribing

  • AC/DC singer supports UK dementia charity after Malcolm Young’s diagnosis

    AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has initiated his support of UK dementia charity Sporting Memories Network following guitarist Malcolm Young’s diagnosis of the illness. The Northern Echo reports Johnson called Sporting Memories ‘out of the blue’ after hearing about their projects with older people, especially men, who are suffering from depression and dementia by involving them in groups which

  • VIDEO: Billy Idol performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Billy Idol performed on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. The rocker played "Can’t Break Me Down", the lead single from his new album, “Kings & Queens Of The Underground”, as well as delivering a web-exclusive version of his 1983 classic, “Rebel Yell.” Idol recently published his self-written memoir, “Dancing With Myself.” The autobiography delivers a brutally honest account of his

  • Wolfgang Van Halen records bass parts for new Tremonti album

    Wolfgang Van Halen has finished recording his bass parts for the forthcoming sophomore album by Alter Bridge side project Tremonti. “All 20 songs of Bass Are done on the tremonti 2 album with the gifted @wolfvanhalen !,” writes producer Michael Baskette. “Such a pleasure to record when you are working with so much talent:) Looking forward to guitars with @markttremonti starting this weekend and

  • VIDEO: KISS preview expanded Love Gun reissue

    KISS have issued a video preview of the expanded, deluxe edition of their 1977 album, “Love Gun”, due October 28. The 2CD / digital edition includes the complete original album re-mastered on the first disc, while the second features rare, previously unreleased demos of “Plaster Caster”, “Then She Kissed Me”, “Tomorrow And Tonight” and “Much Too Soon.” Also featured is a glimpse into Paul

  • VIDEO: Foo Fighters featured on 60 Minutes

    The Foo Fighters were featured on CBS' long-running news series 60 Minutes over the weekend. Reporter Anderson Cooper caught up with the band at New Orleans’ iconic jazz venue Preservation Hall this past spring while they were on site to write and record a song (“In The Clear”) for their forthomcing album, “Sonic Highways.” Dave Grohl speaks at length with Cooper about the project and the

  • VIDEO: Rolling Stones open Australian tour in Adelaide

    The Rolling Stones opened their delayed Australian tour Saturday at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. The fall shows were rescheduled from this past spring following the sudden passing of Mick Jagger’s longtime girlfriend, L’Wren Scott. "I'm sorry we kept you waiting for so long," the Sydney Morning Herald reports Jagger told the estimated record crowd of 53,000. The 19-song set opened with “

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