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(hennemusic) 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 on there. It's a guitar mix, really."
Released in November 1971, the album - which is officially untitled - defined the sound of rock music for a generation with ubiquitous anthems such as "Stairway To Heaven", "Rock And Roll", "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks". The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999, has been certified 23x platinum by the RIAA.
The "Led Zeppelin IV" deluxe edition includes unreleased versions of every song heard on the original album including alternate mixes of "Misty Mountain Hop" and "Four Sticks", mixes of "The Battle Of Evermore" and "Going To California" heavy with guitar and mandolin, and the fabled, alternate version "Stairway To Heaven", mixed at the Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles which lets fans hear one of the most revered songs of all time as they have never heard it before.
Listen to the alternative version of Stairway here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Linkin Park have offered fans a free track entitled White Noise by members Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington and Dave Farrell. It appears on the soundtrack of Hahn's first movie, Mall, released this month, which tells the story of disaffected people who come together following a shopping mall shooting.
Hahn tells Skee.tv: "It was an excuse to make some art and have my friends participate as well. No matter what it is, if it's music, art, I just want to keep that creative drive going.
"When I first got the script, I couldn't put it down. It's an alternative to the big, glitzy movies out there. It plays into insecurities and shines a light into how people can't be the most positive versions of themselves."
Shinoda adds: "When Joe came to us and said, 'Can I interest you guys in working on music for the film?' it was a no-brainer. We actually had a number of different pieces and demos that never made it into songs."
More including a stream of the song and the download link here.
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(Classic Rock) Bret Michaels has warned fans to be aware of a Facebook user who's trying to scam them by pretending to be the Poison singer. The unidentified criminal has created fake social media pages then used fans' contact details to ask them to help with a cash transfer.
It's a variation of the classic phishing scam that works by persuading people to supply their bank details, which are then used fraudulently. Michaels' staff say in a statement: "Someone saying they are Bret, and that they need help transferring a large sum of money.
"They ask that you do not share the phone number they give you, bring it to management's attention or tell anyone about their texts, as they need the information to be confidential.
More details here.
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(Classic Rock) Bob Seger says his new album Ride Out could be the last record he ever makes. Seger released his 17th album earlier this month and he admits the title might sound like a farewell to some. And he adds that, if his voice doesn't hold up, it could turn out to be the case.
"People have said, 'Ride Out - that sounds a little final there,' and I'm like, 'No, that's not really what I meant.'," He tells Billboard. "It's to ride out, clear your head from all the stuff that's making you crazy. But it could serve as a final title. So if I decide, when I turn 70 in May, that enough's enough, it is kind of like summing up.
"The deciding factor for whether I leave or not is my voice, whether it holds up. I want to be graceful about it. I don't want to overstay my welcome." Read more here.
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(Classic Rock) Wilko Johnson says he is "cured" of the pancreatic cancer that he was convinced would kill him. The former Dr Feelgood guitarist, 67, had surgery to remove a 3kg tumour earlier this year. His pancreas, spleen and part of his stomach was removed during the operation.
He said before the procedure that he expected to be dead within months of being diagnosed in 2012. Johnson was given the Icon Award at the Q Awards in London today.
During his acceptance speech he said: "It was an 11-hour operation. This tumour weighed 3kg - that's the size of a baby. Anyway, they got it all. They cured me." Read more here.
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(Classic Rock) Foreigner have confirmed the release of The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More, which sees the current lineup recreating tracks from their 1981 album plus some of their other hits.
Foreigner have confirmed the release of The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More, which sees the current lineup recreating tracks from their 1981 album plus some of their greatest hits.
Mainman Mick Jones, singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, keyboardist Michael Bluestein, guitarists Thom Gimbel and Bruce Watson and drummer Chris Frazier recorded the live album earlier this month in Atlantic City.
The 12-track set features 4 tracks Juke Box Hero, Break It Up and Waiting For A Girl Like You plus Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice and others. Jones says: "Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide - unwittingly, we've weaved our music into the fabric of people's lives."
More details here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Skeletonwitch vocalist Chance Garnette has left the band's current tour with Amon Amarth to address "serious personal matters." The band plan to continue on the road without him after admitting they'd been the source of "rumors, speculation and assumptions" in recent weeks.
Skeletonwitch say in a statement: "We want to set the record straight. Unfortunately, Chance is unable to finish out the tour as he has some serious personal matters to attend to. We ask you to respect his and our privacy regarding these matters.
"We've decided to finish out the tour as a four-piece. We made the assumption that Skeletonwitch fans would rather see four of us ripping through our songs, than a piece of paper on the door announcing our cancellation."
Read more here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Cradle Of Filth are the latest band to have a gig in Russia pulled at the last minute following protests from religious groups. The British metal outfit were due to play in Novosibirsk, Siberia on Monday night but had to cancel after the venue became unavailable.
The Moscow Times reports that police launched a drugs raid which forced the band to seek a last-minute alternative. But there was not enough time to transfer equipment to the new venue.
A spokesman for the gig organizers said they would file a complaint against religious activists who opposed the event on the grounds that Cradle Of Filth are a "satanic" band.
Read more here.
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(Prog) Pink Floyd's forthcoming album The Endless River has become the most pre-ordered Amazon title of 2014 - and it's on course to take the all-time record.
The band's first release since 1993's The Division Bell is a tribute to late keyboardist Rick Wright and it'll be launched on November 10. There's still time for it to overtake One Direction, Robbie Williams and Take That in the retailer's historical chart.
Meanwhile, frontman David Gilmour has admitted wife Polly Samson's lyrics for Louder Than Words - the final track on what he says will be their final album - addresses the dysfunction that plagued the band throughout their career. here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Blink 182's Tom DeLonge says he'll never forget laughing at a record company executive who told him he was going to be rich and famous. And he recalls how the experience of making breakthrough record Enema Of The State changed his band's career for ever.
The album - their third, and the first to feature drummer Travis Barker - was released in 1999 and spawned the hits All The Small Things and What's My Age Again?
DeLonge tells Wondering Sound: "I remember I sat down in the label president's office. I have a sideways hat, I have nose rings in and sh*t, and he goes, 'I'm gonna tell you three things. You are going to make more money than you ever thought you could make. You are going to be more famous than you ever thought possible. And you're gonna be playing arenas by fall.'
"And I sat there and I looked at him and I literally laughed out loud. I was like, 'You're f***ing nuts. You're f***ing high.' If you would've told me a green Santa Claus was marching down the street with a UFO for a hat I would've believed that first.
"And all three of those things happened. That's one of the most amazing moments of my life, looking back at that specific conversation."
Before that discussion, Blink had grown frustrated at the label's lack of belief in them. DeLonge says Enema took everyone by surprise. Read more here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Glamour Of The Kill have revealed the artwork and some details for their After Hours EP. Due out on November 17 and funded via a Kickstarter campaign, the York outfit recently previewed the EP with a lyric video for lead single Out Of Control, featuring Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix.
The EP also features a guest spot by Escape The Fate frontman Craig Mabbitt on the track Earthquake. Singer Dave Richmond says: "Over the last year we've been fortunate enough to tour with Escape The Fate and Papa Roach.
"We'd talked a lot about collaborating with them, and with After Hours being our most unique expression of everything we love about music, it only seemed right that we bring together all our ideas. It's amazing to hear them come to life."
More including the artwork here.
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(Classic Rock) Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung says he has a batch of new material written, but he still isn't sure whether he will make another album. DeYoung released his 2CD/DVD package Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx: Live In Los Angeles this month and he is toying with the idea of an album of all new material.
It would be his first since 2009's One Hundred Years From Now, but he is still wrestling with the merits of returning to the studio. DeYoung tells Ultimate Classic Rock: "I have four or five songs right now that I've demoed and they sound pretty close to records, but they're all over the damn place, musically.
"I don't know if I want to make an album that's just firing off the gun wildly into an empty room to see what happens. I don't know. I know that my goal would be to get the very best songs on the record." Read more here.
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(Prog) Tilt, featuring Fish band members Steve Vantsis, Dave Stewart and Robin Boult, are offering their 2008 debut EP Million Dollar Wound in a pay-what-you-want deal.
They hope the move will encourage fans to crowdfund their first full-length album, set to be produced by Marillion and Rolling Stones collaborator Chris Kimsey.
The five-piece outfit, completed by Paul Humphries and Paul Dourley, say: "We've put a lot of our own time and money into this so far, and with your involvement we can get it finished - mixed, mastered, pressed and released.
"In order to get the best sounding album we possibly can, we have enlisted the services of legendary rock producer Chris Kimsey. We're very excited about this and you should be too - his credentials speak for themselves."
More including a link to the download here.
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(Prog) Demians, the working name of French prog artist Nicolas Chapel, has revealed that he will be releasing his third album, entitled Mercury, in December.
Chapel has decided to launch it as a self-released title. Mercury will be available on December 10 and will be released in various formats including CD, vinyl and digitally.
Describing it as a "brand new start" he says: "I see it as a positive way of presenting a music that i find positive - and the only appropriate way to develop it for the future."
Hear the title track, and view a video trailer for the 10-track follow-up to 2010's Mute here.
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(Classic Rock) Purson have confirmed the launch of an EP entitled In The Meantime on November 3. The four-track title comes ahead of their second full-length album, expected in early 2015.
The band were nominated in this year's Progressive Music Awards and are also up for the Best New Band gong at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour, with voting still open.
Their debut album The Circle And The Blue Door was described as "an exploration of the recesses of reality, set to a soundtrack of the three Bs - the Beatles, Bowie and Black Sabbath, creating a marriage of dream and nightmare, a sonorous and idyllic tour of the psyche, that threatens to turn into a bad trip at any point."
Read more and listen to the lead track Danse Macabre here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Amon Amarth have confirmed a tour of the UK in January, with support from Huntress. The Swedish outfit are continuing to promote ninth album Deceiver Of The Gods, which was released last year.
They say: "Get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We'll be making an extensive UK expedition where we'll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. Don't miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!"
Frontman Johan Hegg stars in period movie Northmen - A Viking Saga, which launches this week. Tour tickets are available now via Ticketmaster. London thrashers Savage Messiah are the opening act for all dates.
Check out the dates here.
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(Prog) Public Service Broadcasting will launch their biggest-ever tour in April and May next year, they've confirmed. It will follow the launch of second album The Race For Space on February 23, tied in with two shows at the National Space Centre in Leicester, which sold out in 24 hours.
The due recently said: "The record will tell the story of the American and Soviet space race from 1957 until 1972 via the an eccentric mix of guitar-driven electronica, propulsive drumming and spoken-word samples culled from this uniquely rich period of modern history."
The Race For Space follows acclaimed 2013 debut Inform - Educate - Entertain, and appears with a double-sided cover. Tour tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (October 24).
Check out the tour dates here.
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(Classic Rock) Steven Tyler has admitted his battle against drug and alcohol addiction will never end - and he's joked that he's better at taking drugs than writing or performing music.
The Aerosmith frontman made the comments during a talk with graduates of a rehabilitation program in Maui, revealing that his appearance made him feel nervous because he had no option but to be honest with fellow addiction victims.
Tyler said (via Billboard): "I'm telling you all my truth. I am a drug addict and alcoholic, and fighting it every day. I had it all; I didn't care. I hurt my family and my children and my friends. If it wasn't for AA I would have nothing. If you stop going to AA meetings you're going to wind up using again. I express my joy all because of AA."
The singer recalled how he'd started experimenting with drugs in 1964, and, 20 years later, he weighed 126 pounds and was "shooting cocaine" when he entered rehab for the first time. "They weren't rehabs," he corrected. "They were mental institutions - people that sat next to me had dribble bibs."
Read more here.
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(Classic Rock) Chrissie Hynde has announced four UK shows for December. The Pretenders frontwoman will play Wolverhampton, Bristol, Manchester and London dates in support of her debut solo album Stockholm, which was released in June.
Hynde recently slammed overtly sexualised musicians, branding those who blame record label pressure as liars. She said: "There's a definite division of what I'd call porn stars trying to make records, and then musicians.
"If a girl walks on stage and starts playing like Jimi Hendrix, believe me, no one will be asking her to take her clothes off. If anyone says, 'I have to do this because my record company told me,' that's a lie. You can always tell anyone to f*** off."
Check out the dates here.
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Today Maha from basement rock trio The Kut tells us about their brand new Halloween single "I Want You Maniac," which was produced by James LeRock Loughrey (Skindred / White Zombie). Here is the story:
We've always wanted to put a Halloween track out. It's always a fun time - I guess I always think of it as rock Christmas. In my hometown everyone used to dress up in rocky horror gear and get out to the rock clubs. This track for us tho was the one, but it wasn't planned that way.
We had a studio session already booked with James [LeRock Loughrey] over at the Tilehouse Studios. We planned to record a few of the new ones, but I had this riff going on in my head that week leading up to it. It was choppy and climbing and although it wasn't in the plan for recording, it was a bit contagious and I ended up adding some lyrics in here and there anyway. The night before the recording session, I kind of felt like we should try to give it a shot and see if we could record it as well. It kind of meant the girls would be going in blind if we did though. I put down an instrumental guide guitar and added it to the other guides anyway. There weren't lyrics on the guide track at this stage. They weren't all written and I didn't have a verse riff yet.
I messaged Violet that night (the night before the session) and asked if she'd be up for trying out drums for it. She was up for it still and although there were no lyrics on it, we were thinking a horror-pop theme. In the studio it was a case of getting all the tracks done first and if we had a bit of time we could try something out for the new one. It looked like we might not have enough time, I had to nip off to the shop just as we finished the main tracks. By the time I got back about 15 mins later, Violet had already recorded the drums to the guide! They sounded epic, so I recorded the guitars on the Blackstar amp setup, just using my Boss pedals and a Big Muff that was in the studio, and put guitar down along with the other tracks. The intro riff hit me right there and I made the solo up on the spot, bizarrely it just worked.
That week we headed over to James's personal studio to record vocals, bass and backing vocals. It all came together. Ali absolutely nailed it, like a pro, and despite us never having played the track at a rehearsal yet, we just all got to it and it felt really solid as a track. With all the lyrics and parts in, it was definitely the Halloween track we were one day hoping to release. The timing was short though to Halloween, but we planned with Criminal and got the video session in with Mike Gripz for the same week. For us, it was another track, like No Trace, where it was written during the recording process. I guess just sometimes having that session booked in is inspiring enough to more music done. It's definitely going to be going on the next EP.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, watch the video here and learn more about the group right here!
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(Classic Rock) Three more musicians have waded in on the state of the music business in the wake of Gene Simmons' proclamation that "rock is dead." Simmons last month blamed a lack of support from the music industry and the growth of illegal downloading for what he calls the demise of rock and roll.
Now former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, Guns N' Roses icon Duff McKagan and one time Motley Crue singer John Corabi have had their say.
Bach agrees that things don't work the way they used to and that the internet has a lot to answer for, but he insists rock is alive and well as far as he's concerned.
He tells IndiePower: "I get enough rock in my life. I rock as hard as I can, and then I go to sleep. There's this thing called the Internet. It's wrecked everything. I hope it's just a fad. Prince says the Internet's just a fad. It's gonna be gone soon."
For his part, McKagan accepts that the internet has changed the way we listen to music - especially albums. He tells Let There Be Talk: "I have two teenage kids. They listen to a song by one artist, a song by somebody else, a song by another. And I go, 'Don't you wanna listen to the rest of the record?' They look at me, like, 'What's up, antique? What are you talking about?'
Read more here.
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(TeamRock Radio) M Shadows says Avenged Sevenfold's new video game takes fans on a journey through their music and artwork. The band's mobile game Hail To The King: Deathbat is available now through the App Store and Google Play.
Shadows says: "It's an action adventure. There's a lot of different genres we pulled from, but it's also very original. "The original idea was to allow our fans walk through our discography and artwork and look around in there, have a storyline that took you through these things. So if you saw the City Of Evil album cover, what would it be like if you were a character thrown into that mix and what would that world look like."
With his family's blessing, A7X included late drummer The Rev as a character in the game. And Shadows says his friend would have been disappointed if he didn't have a part to play. Read more and watch the promo video here.
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(Classic Rock) Bernie Marsden has released a video for his re-recording of the Whitesnake classic Trouble. Dedicated to the memory of Jon Lord, the track features David Coverdale on vocals and Ian Paice on drums, while the video contains some previously unreleased fan footage filmed at a Whitesnake show at Newcastle City Hall in June 1980. The new version of Trouble is taken from Bernie's recent album Shine.
"This video is very special. A few months ago I was given a reel of film by a fan of a Whitesnake gig at Newcastle City Hall on the Ready an' Willing tour in 1980. It is unique and unseen footage of the classic early Whitesnake line up.
"Having had the enormous pleasure of hearing David Coverdale as a guest vocalist, and Ian Paice on drums on the track it seemed a perfect time to release just a little piece of it. It's a little grainy, but it is the real deal, with Jon Lord in classic style on the Hammond organ. Many thanks to the people of the North East in the film, and of course the whole of the Whitesnake army out there.
"Special thanks to Mark Smith for his camera work and great editing. Hope you enjoy it, those on tour Snake memories flood back!"
Watch the video here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Classical duo 2Cellos have released a video for their version of the Iron Maiden classic The Trooper which they mixed with Rossini's William Tell Overture.
It follows their revamp of AC/DC's Thunderstruck earlier this year. And Maiden themselves appear to approve, calling it "a pretty sweet cover" on their official Facebook page.
Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser first grabbed attention in 2011 with their take of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal. Their second album In2ition was produced by Bob Ezrin and released last year.
Check out the cover here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Machine Head are seen hanging upside down in a picture taken during the shooting of their video for Now We Die. The band reacted to the track being leaked last week by launching an "official leak."
Mainman Robb Flynn explained: "We are furious. Imagine what a total shock it was. Regardless, there is no sense fighting it - the Internet is the speed of light nowadays, and you know, what? That's a good thing."
Now he's released a set of photos from the promo shoot ahead of its launch next month. The making of seventh album Bloodstone & Diamonds had already become difficult. Last month Flynn cancelled a string of tour dates in order to finish it, saying: "We feel this record is a milestone - we have something truly special here. But getting there has been a challenge."
More including the photo here.
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(TeamRock Radio) And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have issued a video for The Ghost Within. It's the lead single from their latest album, IX, available via Superball Music, which they teased with an online puzzle that slowly revealed the cover artwork.
They recently said of the follow-up to 2012's Lost Songs: "This transmission is here to transport and ruin you. It is the release of your mortal coil. Just let the rain wash it away from the mountains, down to the motherfucking sea, wash it away, blow it all away and check this moment out."
The Texans launch a European tour in Germany on November 3 with support from Your Favorite Enemies and Midnight Masses – which features Trail Of Dead drummer Jason Reece and bassist Autry Fulbright.
Watch the video here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Doro Pesch says the current Scandinavian metal scene reminds her of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal that roared out of the UK more than 30 years ago.
Last month, Doro hosted a heavy metal awards show in Berlin, where Scandinavian acts dominated the podium. She tells Backstage Axxess: "There was a lot of Scandinavian bands.
"At the moment, I think the Scandinavian metal scene is what it was in the 80s, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. It's huge and they're really good bands."
Read more here.
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(Prog) Devin Townsend has released a lyric video for his track Rejoice, taking from his long-awaited Z2 double-album. It's released on October 27 and carries Devin Townsend Project set Sky Blue plus Dark Matter, the follow-up to 2007's Ziltoid The Omniscient. Rejoice is taken from the DTP part of the work.
Townsend tells Kerrang: "The album in general is about fighting through the ugly moments, and I think this song kind of summarises it. Z2 was a very challenging record - but after intense personal scrutiny, I feel very proud. It's the most accurate representation of a challenging time."
He'll play four UK dates next year, including a show at London's Royal Albert Hall where he aims to outdo his 2012 Retinal Circus performance in the same city. Grab the dates and watch the video here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has paid tribute to Metallica's Lars Ulrich, calling him an "exceptional" performer. And the veteran sticksman, whose relationship with Sabbath disintegrated during their reunion discussions in 2012, believes he and Ulrich have experienced similar issues throughout their careers.
Ward says on his regular Rock 50 web radio show: "Lars is spiritually sound - I really like that. A lot of the paths that Lars has passed through, I've travelled myself.
"I ended up with able to take whatever my abilities are, and utilise that in whatever music we did. So it's like, 'This is what I've got.' I can remember going through a period, probably 26 years ago, where I stopped competing. I had to find out what I could do and make good use of it. It sounds like Lars has reached that settling ground as well. And I think he does such a good job of it."
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(Classic Rock) Mick Fleetwood says the drama that's surrounded Fleetwood Mac's career has calmed with the passing years - and he's delighted that Christine McVie has rejoined for their final stretch.
The singer and keyboardist originally made an appearance with the band at a show in London in 2013 before confirming a 34-date US tour earlier this year, for which she had to overcome her fear of flying and hire a personal trainer to remain fit for performing.
They have also started writing sessions for a new album. Fleetwood tells Canoe.ca: "Look at us. A bunch of crazy people, often quite dysfunctional, horribly in love, which led to things that have sometimes been hard to handle.
"It's not just business. This is a bunch of people trying to make it work. This is, for sure, a special moment for this band. It puts in perspective the tittle-tattle that sometimes loomed really big, unnecessarily. Something bigger has spoken. People can take something from that.
"And how cool is it that Christine's there to go the last few miles with us?"
Read more here.
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(TeamRock Radio) Lacuna Coil frontwoman Cristina Scabbia says Broken Crown Halo combines the best elements of their most memorable work. They released their seventh album earlier this year and she reveals the band wanted to write an honest album and one which would make them happy.
She tells Scuzz TV: "Old-school fans and fans of the new era are very happy with it because it's a heavy album but also melodic. It's modern but it keeps a lot of the old roots of Lacuna Coil.
"There are a lot of reminiscences from the very first records and it seems they like it. So we're happy about that, because we don't write specifically for fans or the press. We don't really think about how the reaction will be, because there is no recipe for success. We just want to make ourselves happy and to show we are honest with our music."
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(Classic Rock) Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster says the secret to the band's longevity is that they are all in it for the same reasons. The band has kept its original line-up since forming almost 25 years ago, and Gaster puts it down to the fact they are all dedicated to being the best they can be and that they have largely avoided the distractions the music industry can throw up.
He tells Aesthetic Magazine Toronto: "You have to be honest about what it is you're in a band for. For us, it was because we wanted to play good shows and make good records.
"We didn't do this because we wanted a career. We didn't do this because we wanted to party. We didn't do this for the chicks or to be big stars on MTV. We did this because we like music. That's not to say that those other reasons are illegitimate, but if you want to keep your sh*t together in the long run, make sure that your bandmates are like-minded.
"Whatever your goals are, it's going to be a better deal for everyone when you're all on the same page." Read more here.
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(Classic Rock) Joe Bonamassa has admitted the long road to success left him "pissing vinegar" with frustration - and he's offered his own advice to those who want to avoid the pitfalls that caught him.
He believes young musicians to shun the glitz and glamour of the mainstream music industry and concentrate on building small businesses for themselves.
Bonamassa tells the Independent: "If you met me 10 years ago, I had chips on both shoulders. I was so angry. I'd struggled my whole career to get noticed. I was like, 'Okay, I've got to play faster and louder than the rest of you and I'm going to make you notice me.'
"I didn't care how many people I had to rub the wrong way. I've mellowed out now - I'm more Zen and more thankful." But he knows it's not the same for those who hope to follow in his footsteps. Read more here.
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