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AC/DC Cofounder Malcolm Young Dead At 64

AC/DC cofounder Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64 following a long battle with dementia. Malcolm founded the legendary group with his brother Angus. The band issued the following statement:

AC/DC has issued the following statement early Saturday morning (November 18th): "Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young. Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.

"With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.

"He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed. As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done."

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Here are the top stories from this past week's Day in Rock report

A Perfect Circle Star On Fan Ejection Controversy and New Album

(Gibson) Things are pretty busy in the A Perfect Circle camp. The Prog-metal super-group, currently in the middle of a fall tour, are working on their first album in more than a decade and recently released 'The Doomed' - their first new single in four years.

In a recent interview with Billboard, the band's founder and guitarist, Billy Howerdel, discussed the status of the new album. Howerdel stated, "We're well over the midway point and still working. I've got a studio on the road, and Maynard [James Keenan]'s still working and he's still writing." He acknowledges the difficulties in trying to write and record while in the middle of a tour, "it's been tougher than I thought it would be to get in a groove and keep going. But we're about to have a stretch here in about a week when I think it's going to be time to get a lot done." According to the article, Howerdel says A Perfect Circle is currently working on fifteen songs, stating, "From there we might cut away, but new things pop up all the time, too."

About the recent controversy when the band ejected more than fifty attendees from a recent show for taking photographs and filming the show, Howerdel says, "First and foremost, it's just rude to the people around you." While claiming it's something he may have done in the past, Howerdel also reminds fans that it's "also just being present and being connected with us." Read more here.

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KISS' Gene Simmons Streams 'Hand of Fate' From Massive Box Set

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) KISS and Gene Simmons fans, get ready for the first taste from Simmons' massive new box set, Gene Simmons Vault Experience. Simmons has debuted the song "Hand of Fate," taken from the massive set that the demon-rocker himself will hand-deliver to fans around the world upon release next year.

"Fewer and fewer people are going to stores, record companies are broken, people are downloading and file-sharing, and I didn't want my songs to go out that way," Simmons told Ultimate Classic Rock about the personal hand deliveries. "That's like smoke and mirrors … popcorn farts. You can't feel it, you can't touch it, the art of it isn't there. So I decided to put out a physical box set — probably the most expensive one ever, and the largest. And the only way people can get it — there are only going to be a few thousand made — is through GeneSimmonsVault.com. This has never been done before. Because I'm blessed and I can afford it, I'm physically going to be going around the world and hand-delivering the vault into the fans' sweaty palms."

The set is three feet tall, weighs 38 pounds and contain 150 previously unreleased songs recorded between 1966 and 2016 on 10 CDs, including the melodic "Hand of Fate," which Simmons created with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer and former KISS drummer, Eric Singer.

While Simmons hasn't shared the tracklist for his ambitious new collection ("Where's the thrill if you find out in July what you're getting for Christmas? Knowing too much spoils the whole thing"), he did reveal what fans can expect on the first two discs of the set.

Simmons has also shared a new unboxing video revealing everything that comes with the set. Listen to Gene's new track, and check out the unboxing video and tracklist for the first two discs here.

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Nickelback Release 'The Betrayal (Act III)' Video

(hennemusic) Nickelback have issued a video for "The Betrayal (Act III)" as the latest track from "Feed The Machine." The Canadian rockers wrapped up an extensive North American tour in support of the project last month.

Co-produced by the band and Chris Baseford (Slash, Shinedown), Nickelback's ninth album - and first release with BMG worldwide - delivered the group their seventh US Top 10.

"Feed The Machine" debuted at No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 this past June with opening week sales of 47,000 units, including 43,000 in traditional album sales.

Nickelback will play a residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV early next year. Billed as the band's only North American dates in 2018, the five-night stand will begin February 23, with shows running to March 3. Watch the video here.

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Queen's Brian May Slams Photographer Over Instagram Drama

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Hell hath no fury like a legendary Queen guitarist scorned. Queen's Brian May has fired back at a photographer who filed a copyright violation against the guitarist's Instagram account after he posted one of her images. The image in question was of May himself.

The filing led to May's Instagram account being taken down by the social media service, much to the guitarist's chagrin. Once May settled the issue with Instagram, he shot off a fiery response to the photographer for causing the whole situation.

"Well this is what I woke up to. How RUDE !," May shared on Instagram. "I'm usually very careful to credit anyone whose photos I post – but in this case, at the end of the day, I must have forgotten."

"So, rather than write to me and say 'dear Brian- you seem to have forgotten to credit me on this picture', this person – Barbara Kremer is her name – reported me to Instagram," May continued. "What an incredibly unfriendly act from you, Barbara !"

May goes on to call out the Kremer for "exploiting my image, and making money off me without so much as a 'by your leave' – but you actually stop me using a picture of myself ! What a crazy world we live in these days."

The guitarist signs off with the thought of having Kremer kicked out of any future Queen shows before ending with a curt "Well, Good Morning !!!" See the post here.

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Bob Seger Releases Preview Video For New Album 'I Knew You When'

(hennemusic) Bob Seger is previewing the November 17 release of his latest album, "I Knew You When", with a teaser video featuring snippets of five songs from the project.

Fans can hear clips of the lead single - a cover of Lou Reed's 1989 track, "Busload Of Faith" - alongside the title track, "Blue Ridge", his take on Leonard Cohen's "Democracy", and "Gracile."

Recorded in Nashville and Detroit and produced by Seger, the project is the follow-up to 2014's "Ride Out", which marked the singer's highest US chart debut when that record entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3.

The standard version of "I Knew You When" will be available on 130 gram vinyl and CD, while the deluxe version will be offered on CD, digital download and via select streaming services.

The Deluxe Edition adds three tunes, including "Forward To The Past", "Blue Ridge" and "Glenn's Song", Seger's tribute to longtime friend and Eagles cofounder Glenn Frey, who passed away in 2016 and to whom the album is dedicated to. Seger offered the song as both a free download and tribute to the late Eagles guitarist on the first anniversary of his passing in January.

Seger recently postponed the remaining 19 dates on his Runaway Train tour "upon receiving his doctor's orders to attend to an urgent medical issue concerning his vertebrae."

The rocker "is pleased to report that his recovery from surgery last month is progressing very well", and that an announcement regarding rescheduled shows is expected soon. Watch the teaser video
here.

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Marilyn Manson Releases 'KILL4ME' Video Starring Johnny Depp

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) The on-camera bromance between Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp rages on in Manson's brand new (and very NSFW) music video for the track "KILL4ME."

The surreal and cinematic clip sets a wild scene, with closeup shots of women dressing and undressing with ornate jewelry, while Depp appears to be editing video in another room.

Manson is filmed from above as he sings the song in a circular room, with the clip descending into a wild naked orgy with Depp, Manson and a pair of women. Read more here.

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The Who Reportedly In Talks For Extended Residency

(Gibson) Elton John has officially announced that he'll close out his longstanding Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in May of 2018. So, who will replace him? As it turns out, it may be another talent out of England.

According to U.K.'s The Mirror, the Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are in talks to perform a series at The Colosseum that would last for - get this - as long as two years.

"Elton is leaving, so the promoters and resort wanted to bring in an act of equal stature," the newspaper reports, citing a "Las Vegas insider." The source also states that promoters AEG Live and Caesars are looking for The Who to start their residency by July of 2018. The Mirror adds that The Who could take in an upwards of $46 million from the residency, if they play enough shows.

If you recall, The Who rocked their first lengthy Las Vegas engagement this past summer, a six-show stint that ran from July 29 to Aug. 11 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

"Their shows this summer were a critical success and a sellout, with Roger's voice sounding better than ever…" the insider explained to The Mirror, "They enjoyed the gigs and unique opportunity of a residency and were open to repeating it for a longer run." here.

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Black Country Communion Release 'Over My Head' Video

(hennemusic) Black Country Communion have released an online stream of their brand new official video for the track, "Over My Head", from their recently-released album, "BCCIV."

The supergroup of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian and drummer Jason Bonham recorded their fourth set in Los Angeles with producer Kevin Shirley after reuniting since an early 2013 split.

"All the songs were written with a topic," says Hughes. "What kind of song we're going to write musically, what kind of song am I going to write lyrics about? This album is about walking through the fear, having faith, hope, the killing of dolphins - which I'm against, of course.

"The results speak for themselves. All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums. The new album is more of a progression."

"Over My Head" is the third track issued from the project, following "Last Song For My Resting Place" and the set's lead single, "Collide." Black Country Communion will launch "BCCIV" with two exclusive concerts in the UK in January, with shows at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on January 2 and London's Hammersmith Apollo on January 4. Watch the video here.

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Jeff Lynne's ELO Announce New Arena Tour Leg

(hennemusic) Jeff Lynne's ELO has announced dates for a fall 2018 arena tour of the UK and Europe. The 7-week, 19-show trek will begin in Stockholm, Sweden on September 12 and wrap up in Belfast on October 26.

The announcement falls in sync with the news that the group will tour North America next summer, marking the band's first trek on the continent in over 35 years.

Both runs will be in support of the November 17 release of the band's new live package, "Wembley Or Bust." Directed by Paul Dugdale, the project captures Lynne's sold-out show before 60,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium this past June, where he delivered material from the group's extensive hit-filled discography.

"Wembley Or Bust" will be available in multiple formats, including 2CD/Blu Ray, 2 CD/DVD, 2CD and 3LP packages. See the dates here.

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Neil Young Online Archive To Launch Next Month

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Neil Young's career spans six decades and the legendary singer-songwriter will immortalize that legacy with an online archive. Young has discussed the project for some time but in a recent Facebook post, the eclectic singer and guitarist says the catalog will go live December 1. That's the same day his new album The Visitor drops worldwide.

"The Visitor will be coming to your town. I will be going to my town," he wrote. "You will be able to hear me and see me. My archive will open on that same day, a place you can visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow. It's the way it's supposed to be. In the beginning, everything is free."

The optimum streaming experience Young referred to could be his Xstream service, which he developed with programmers in Singapore, reported Ultimate Classic Rock. In April he called it "the next generation of streaming, an adaptive streaming service that changes with available bandwidth. It is absolutely amazing because it is capable of complete high-resolution playback." Read more here.

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Coldplay's Chris Martin To Guest On 'Modern Family'

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Phil Dunphy, the guy from Coldplay is coming over. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will appear on the Nov. 29 episode of ABC comedy, Modern Family.

Martin will appear as himself on the episode entitled "Brushes With Celebrity," with Billboard reporting that sources close to the show insist that the role will be substantial.

Martin's appearance will reportedly be in flashback form, with actor Ty Burrell's character, Phil Dunphy, recalling an embarrassing "health issue" suffered while trying to sell the Coldplay singer a house. Read more here.

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Stone Temple Pilots Reveal New Singer And Stream New Song

(hennemusic) The Stone Temple Pilots are streaming the single, "Meadow", featuring new singer Jeff Gutt, following his live debut with the group at an exclusive November 14 show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA.

A veteran of the Detroit music scene, Gutt (pronounced goot) has spent the last year writing and recording with founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz.

Available now via digital and streaming services, "Meadow" will appear on the band's as-yet-untitled album, which will be released next spring in conjunction with a North American tour.

The special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners at The Troubadour - which featured the live debut of "Meadow" - marked the beginning of a new journey for the band, one that began last year when they launched a worldwide search for a new singer with whom to write, record, and tour.

"We wanted someone who would not only do our earlier songs justice, but would also write new songs and carve out a different path forward with us," says Dean. "It took some time, but we found our guy."

Before choosing Gutt, the trio received and reviewed about 15,000 submissions online before selecting more than 30 singers to audition in person with the group at Studio 606 in Los Angeles. Gutt sang with the band on the last day of auditions. Ironically, he was the only one who hadn't submitted music online. Instead, he was invited after Robert DeLeo heard about Gutt after the bassist had played a show in Detroit with the Hollywood Vampires.

"Talk about a happy accident," explains Robert. "It was clear right away that Jeff had the range to sing vocally challenging songs like 'Piece Of Pie' and 'Interstate Love Song'. But we soon discovered that he also has a great ear for melody and knew how to write a song."

In September 2016, the four of them started working together and spent the next several months finishing off song ideas and writing new music.

"The chemistry was there from the start, and Jeff kept coming up with one great melody after another," raves Kretz. "We ended up finishing 14 songs, which is the most that Stone Temple Pilots has ever recorded for an album." Stream the new song here.

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Guns N' Roses Jam Classic Song With Dave Grohl

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses were joined by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters for a performance of their 1988 hit, "Paradise City", at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK, TX on November 14, and the band are sharing video from the concert.

Grohl and the Foo Fighters were in the city ahead of a November 15 show at the same venue. "What a great night Tulsa. Thank you Dave Grohl for coming out for Paradise City!," posted Guns N' Roses on their social media sites after the show.

The fourth single from "Appetite For Destruction", the song reached No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the record went on to become the biggest selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.

The Tulsa stop is part of a fall North American leg of Guns N' Roses' Not In This Lifetime Tour that will wrap up at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on November 29. Watch video of the jam here.

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Linkin Park Announce New Album 'One More Light Live'

(hennemusic) Linkin Park have announced that they will release "One More Light Live" on December 15. Recorded during the band's tour in support of 2017's "One More Light", the album documents Linkin Park on their final tour with singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide at his Los Angeles area home on July 20 the age of 41.

"We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into 'One More Light'," says the surviving members of Linkin Park in a joint statement. "After we finished recording the album, we joked with Chester that - since he had delivered so many stunning performances in the studio - he had set the bar extra high to produce that alchemy on stage each night. Not surprisingly, he welcomed the challenge.

"The shows we played together during the early summer of 2017 were extraordinary. Chester shared with us that he felt this was the best tour we had ever done. The camaraderie and joy we experienced on stage reflected our deep connection with each other, with our fans, and with the music."

"Every night before walking out onto the stage," continues the band, "we would huddle, get focused, and share whatever last-second remarks popped into our heads. Chester always took it upon himself to turn the name of the city where we were playing into a first-rate run. This was our ritual. Best of all, it was a moment to express our gratitude that we were living our dream.

"Chester never forgot to express his appreciation to our crew - the men and women who traveled the world with us, making our dream into reality night after night. Without them, these shows would not have been possible"

"Chester was uniquely passionate, uncommonly generous, sensitive, optimistic, funny and kind," they add, "With his voice, he turned pain into catharsis, authenticity into art, and passion into connection. His dedication to bringing these songs to life was triumphant. For those of you who attended this tour in person, we thank you. For those who could not, we hope this live album gives you a glimpse into how magical these shows were for the six of us." Read more here.

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Halestorm and Stone Sour Announce North American Tour

(Gibson) Two modern rock heavyweights, Halestorm and Stone Sour, have just unveiled details for a co-headlining North American tour that they will be launching next year.

The joint tour will kick off in Canada on Jan. 27 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and continue through Feb. 11 in Rochester, New York. For ticket information, head to StoneSour.com and HalestormRocks.com.

After the co-headlining tour closes out, Stone Sour will play a trio of U.S. headlining shows. Red Sun Rising will open on those dates. Lzzy Hale - a Gibson Explorer player - and the Halestorm gang are currently working on their fourth studio album, which is expected to arrive in the spring. The Stone Sour crew is touring in support of their latest release, Hydrograd. Read more here.

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Steely Dan Icon Walter Becker's Cause Of Death Revealed

(hennemusic) Delia Becker, the widow of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker, has confirmed the guitarist's September 3 death at the age of 67 was caused by "an extremely aggressive form of esophageal cancer."

In a letter to Steely Dan's fans published by Rolling Stone, Becker's widow details that the timeline from discovery of the issue, during a routine medical checkup, to his passing was less than four months, while also expressing thanks for the outpouring of support the family has received.

"As Walter Becker's wife of many years, I wanted to share with his fans some information regarding his death that has not previously been reported," Delia begins. "I realize this is overdue, and I hope you will understand why. For me personally, his death was a devastating blow, as I know it was for many of you. I am just beginning to emerge from its heartbreaking impact.

"Walter died in the course of being treated for an extremely aggressive form of esophageal cancer. The cancer was detected during one of his annual medical checkups and its presence came as a grim surprise to Walter, his doctors and to me. It seemed to have come out of nowhere and had spread with terrifying speed.

"Walter chose an intense regimen of chemotherapy at Sloan Kettering though, between the cancer's aggressiveness and the overwhelming toxicity resulting from the chemotherapy treatments, Walter died less than four months after the cancer was detected.

"Walter passed peacefully in our New York City home, surrounded by his family, his music, and a blustery rainstorm - one of his favorite sounds - blowing outside the window. In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated without ceremony or memorial in New York City.

"Understandably, Walter wanted privacy during the course of his illness and he hoped for recovery. He wanted to be able to return to the stage and once again perform for his fans. It's important to me, as it was to Walter, that you all know he never intended to keep anyone in the dark about his condition. He just ran out of time much sooner than any of us thought possible." Read more here.

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Black Sabbath Stream Video Of Final 'War Pigs' Performance

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath are streaming video online of their final performance of the 1970 classic, "War Pigs", as a preview to the November 17 release their farewell concert film "The End."

The tune originally appeared on the band's second album, "Paranoid", which delivered the group their first UK No. 1 while reaching No. 12 on the US Billboard 200.

Originally entitled "The End Of The End", the 2017 package has been renamed simply as "The End." Directed by Dick Carruthers (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Oasis), the project presents the last concert under the Sabbath brand by three-quarters of the original lineup in their hometown of Birmingham, England this past February.

The project will be available on Blu-ray/CD, DVD/CD, 2CD and 3LP configurations. All visual formats feature special bonus material of the band playing a selection of their favorite songs not performed on the farewell trek. These intimate live sessions at Angelic Studios were recorded in the days after their final live performance. Watch the video here.

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2018 Vans Warped Tour Will Be A Farewell Run

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) It's truly the end of an era. The long-running rock festival Vans Warped Tour has announced that 2018 will marks its farewell run after 24 years. The influential tour helped launch the careers of such major acts as Paramore, A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil.
"I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour," said founder Kevin Lyman in a press statement. "Today with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that the last full cross-country run will take place in 2018."

While 2018 will be the tour's final bow, Lyman hints at something big happening in 2019 to mark the tour's 25th year. "The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever, continuing to inspire creativity and ambition in new and exciting ways as we prepare for a 25th anniversary celebration in 2019," he revealed. "I truly look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during this final cross country run, and getting to thank you for your support on this wild adventure. Until then, take care and be safe."

The acts and venues have yet to be announced, but dates for the last Vans Warped Tour have been shared. See them here.

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Aerosmith's Joe Perry Announces Solo Album 'Sweetzerland Manifesto'

(hennemusic) Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has announced that he will be releasing a new solo album, entitled "Sweetzerland Manifesto", on January 19. It will be his first full studio record since 2009's "Have Guitar, Will Travel".

The new effort sees Perry collaborating with guest vocalists Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, David Johansen and Terry Reid, and others including Johnny Depp, Zak Starkey and his own sons Tony and Roman Perry.

A cover of the 1960s protest song, "Eve Of Destruction", and a pair of instrumentals round out the set, including "Spanish Sushi", which was produced and arranged by The Perry Boys with Joe on guitars and bass, Roman adding synthesizer programming and Tony handling drum programming. "It's going to be interesting to see what songs people gravitate to," says Joe, "because there's such a wide variety of tunes."

"Sweetzerland Manifesto" was recorded at Studio 1480 in Los Angeles and produced by Perry and Bruce Witkin, with Johnny Depp serving as executive producer and additional help from Jack Douglas who co-wrote and co-produced a number of tracks. Read more here.

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Fall Out Boy Release 'Hold Me Tight Or Don't' Video

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Fall Out Boy have released a new single "Hold Me Tight Or Don't," and its music video. So far, fans have heard "Young and Menace," "Champion" and "The Last of the Real Ones" from the album, which drops January 19, 2018.

In the video, a love story plays out during a Dia de los Muerto celebration. Brendan Walter and Mel Soria directed the vibrant video replete with skulls, smoke machines and a masquerade party. The band take center stage in the video, playing for a crowd of Day of the Dead revelers.

Fall Out Boy will hit the road January 8 for a European tour, beginning in Berlin and wrapping up April 12 in Brussels. Watch the video for "Hold Me Tight or Don't" here.

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Alt-J Release Haunting 'Pleader' Music Video

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Alt-J have gone fully cinematic for the band's latest music video, "Pleader." The new promotion video tells an elaborate tale of life in a small countryside village.

"When we set out to make a video for 'Pleader,' Joe (Newman) sent the following one line brief to director Isaiah Seret: 'a Welsh mining love story; a tidal wave of earth,'" the band revealed to NPR.

"What Isaiah came back with was an epic short film, inspired both by the song's source material and Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice. A family must pit their desire to have a child against the knowledge that this would destroy their community. The hypnotic, hymnal quality of the song binds the video throughout, hinting at redemption while destruction takes place." Watch the video here.

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ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Reveals Best Advice He Ever Received

(Gibson) In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons expounded on everything from hot rods to hip-hop - from his favorite book, movie and city, … to touring with Jimi Hendrix. He also explains what he thought of Gene Simmons death-knell prediction for the rock music and of course, about beards.

However, it's the first question that should hit home the hardest with guitarists and fans of the instrument. When asked about the best piece of advice he'd ever received, Gibbons said, "B.B. King laid quite a simplistic statement on me: Learn to play what you want to hear. When you're trying to learn an instrument, chances are you find yourself at the feet of a teacher who may have an idea of what you should learn. But if you learn to play what you want to hear in your head, you are steps ahead."

Gibbons also spoke of his time touring with Jimi Hendrix in his youth, calling Hendrix "a real technical wizard". Remembering the time, Gibbons said, "we got to share opposing hotel rooms always at the end of the hall and the doors were always open. He had a record player delivered each and every afternoon, and he would motion to me, "Come on over here. Let's see if we can figure this out." And we wound up listening to Jeff Beck trying to figure things out. Read more here.

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Radiohead Star Doesn't 'Understand' Rock Hall Nomination

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Radiohead's Ed O'Brien says he doesn't "understand" why his band was chosen for consideration for the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Dr. Dre wasn't. He also admits he's squeamish about such accolades.

"As a British band, it's one of those things that it's very lovely to be nominated, but we don't quite culturally understand it, the guitarist told Esquire. "It's a very American thing. Us Brits are very bad at celebrating ourselves."

O'Brien added, "It's in our DNA to be a little ambivalent with award ceremonies. We haven't had great experiences. I would never want to disrespect anything because obviously some amazing artists have been nominated. But if I'm honest, I don't understand it."

When considering the artists nominated, which includes numerous Brits, including Depeche Mode, Moody Blues, Judas Priest, Eurythmics, Dire Straits and Kate Bush, O'Brien said that the list is lacking in American music and especially in hip-hop.

"It's a little bit thin on black artists and hip-hop artists," he said. "I'm just speaking as a fan of American music, I would have thought that Dr. Dre should have been in there two years ago. His name should be first on the list, way ahead of Radiohead." Read more here.

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Bush Stream New Song 'This is War'

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Alt rockers Bush have shared a new song, "This is War," taken from the remastered edition of the band's most recent album, Black & White Rainbows.

Frontman Gavin Rossdale was inspired to pen the politically-charged song after seeing the violence and civil unrest that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this year.

"Hatred and bigotry are the best friends of stupidity," Rossdale said in a press statement. "The title isn't a call to arms, it's a call for humanity. It's actually an anti-war song--an observation of the times. The title is a reference to good versus evil. This is a time for inclusion, compassion and understanding. We need to stay strong." Stream the song here.

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Gene Simmons Receives Lifelong Ban From Fox News Headquarters

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Gene Simmons flew off the rails at Fox News and received a lifetime ban as a parting gift. The KISS co-founder was at Fox News to discuss his new book On Power, in which he addresses how to gain wealth and influence when some bizarre comments and acts actions got him in trouble with the station, reports Loudwire.

On Fox & Friends, he erratically jumped up to interrupt meteorologist Janice Dean and take over her segment. When asked about his thoughts on Harvey Weinstein, Simmons said, 'The lunatics have taken over the insane asylum when respected business entities such as yourself ask guys that like to stick their tongues out what I think of Harvey Weinstein."

He took a step deeper into the muck when he added, "Okay, I'm a powerful and attractive man, and what I'm about to say is deadly serious. Men are jackasses. From the time we're young we have testosterone. I'm not validating it or defending it."

As if that wasn't enough, Simmons interrupted a staff meeting on the 14th floor, where he was scheduled to talk about his book. He shouted, "Hey chicks, sue me," and exposed his entire upper torso. Reportedly, he also told Michael Jackson pedophile jokes and struck two employees with his book.

Kevin Lord, a human resources executive at Fox, learned of the behavior and issued a lifetime ban at the network's Manhattan headquarters for rock legend. Watch some of his shenanigans here.

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The Eagles Making Plans For Stadium Shows Next Year

(Gibson) The Eagles are making plans for a handful of stadium shows for 2018, says the group's longtime manager Irving Azoff. Speaking with Best Classic Bands, Azoff revealed that the group will share the billing with veteran troubadour Jimmy Buffet.

"One word answer? Yes," said Azoff, who went on to say that Coors Field in Denver will be the site for one of the concerts. The manager declined to specify other locales, saying that just "a handful" of dates are in the works.

"The Eagles are in an experimental phase," he explained. "I look at this as not really an Eagles tour; it's really a celebration of their music. We just kind of do things that feel right. I don't know how long it'll go." here.

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A Perfect Circle Release 'The Doomed' Music Video

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) A Perfect Circle's fans have waited almost fifteen years for a followup to eMOTIVe, and a 2018 album is reportedly brewing. The alt-rock supergroup just released a video for "The Doomed," the lead single from the yet-untitled project. Shot in black and white, members of the band stare down the camera against monochromatic backdrops.

Maynard James Keenan said the current political and cultural landscape motivated the band to write and record new material. "Fourteen years have passed since we released 'eMOTIVe,'" he said in a statement. "A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder."

A Perfect Circle are currently in the home stretch of their North American tour and announced a European leg to follow this spring. Watch the video for "The Doomed," which contains explicit lyrics, here.

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U2 Stream New Song 'American Soul' Featuring Kendrick Lamar

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) U2 have released a new song called "American Soul," which will be featured on their new album Songs of Experience, out December 1. The song is the fourth the band has released from the record, and it's the companion track to "XXX," which was on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN.

Another Kendrick collab, the previously released, "Get Out Of Your Own Way," will also appear on Songs of Experience. "American Soul" starts with a spoken word intro by Kendrick: "Blessed are the bullies/ For one day they will have to stand up to themselves/ Blessed are the liars/ For the truth can be awkward."

Then, the song kicks in with sparse, bluesy rock guitars and a thumping beat that accompanies Bono's seductive vocals. The track builds slowly, then takes flight with the simple, rousing chorus: "You are rock and roll/ You and I are rock and roll/ You are rock and roll/ Came here looking for American soul." Listen to the song here.

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Foo Fighters Announce New Dates For 2018

(Gibson) Here's good news for Foo Fighters fans: Dave Grohl and the guys just added a new handful of tour dates for next year. Grohl and Foo Fighters are on the road in support of their latest album, Concrete and Gold.

The new gigs will take place from Sept. 1 in Seattle to Sept. 12 in San Jose, California. Tickets for the new shows will go on sale starting Saturday (Nov. 18) at 10 a.m. local venue time at FooFighters.com.

The just-announced fall 2018 dates will follow the band's previously announced spring and summer tour, which will kick off April 18 in Austin and close out with a two-night stand at Chicago's Wrigley Field from July 29 through 30. The Foos are also slated to host the second edition of their CalJam festival Oct. 6 in San Bernardino, California.

On top of that itinerary, the guys are currently in the midst of their 2017 North American tour. See the new dates here.

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Fleetwood Mac Expanding Self Titled Album With Deluxe Reissue

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Fleetwood Mac is opening up the archives for a new edition of the band's self-titled album from 1975. While Fleetwood Mac is the band's tenth studio album, it marks the debut of Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham as members of the group.

Featuring such timeless hits such as "Rhiannon," "Say You Love Me" and "Landslide," this updated and remastered edition will boast a slew of previously unheard music.

Among the extras include an early alternative take on the entire album, as well as a selection of live tracks recorded in 1976. The new collection will be available in a variety formats, including a deluxe edition featuring three CDs, a DVD and a vinyl LP. The set is due for release on Jan. 19. Check out the full tracklist here.

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Portugal. the Man Stripped-Down For 'Feel it Still'

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) After more than a decade climbing the ranks of alternative rock, Portugal. the Man broke through in a major way earlier this way with the crossover pop smash, "Feel it Still."

"I'm 36, I'm from f—— Wasilla, Alaska, and we're right behind Taylor Swift right now," bassist Zachary Carothers told Rolling Stone about the band's unexpected pop hit, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. "What the hell?"

Portugal. the Man have shared a live and stripped-down take on the song, alongside a similarly intimate take on "Live in the Moment," taken from the same album, Woodstock, that features "Feel it Still." Watch the two-song session here.

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Lou Reed's Unexpected Musical Passions Revealed

(Gibson) Lou Reed's philosophical outlook - both in his life and in his music - is generally regarded as dark and gritty. But according to his recent biographer, the punk pioneer had a soft spot for lighter fare.

"He loved pop music and that was true [although he] wasn't always doing that, by any means," says Anthony DeCurtis, speaking with NPR. "But he was taking pop elements. On the first Velvet Underground record, if you listen to a track like "There She Goes Again," he lifts Marvin Gaye's "Hitch Hike" for the riff. There's an element of loving what pop music is and all of those teenage emotions. Lou's deep, passionate love of doo-wop and that kind of adolescent 'swept-away-on-the-wings-of-love' … it was a very essential emotion for him and it remained that way."

DeCurtis also revealed that Reed felt ambivalent about the commercial success of his biggest hit, 1972's "Walk on the Wild Side." "He saw himself as an artist and he saw himself as wanting to do serious things and take left turns and go in new directions," says DeCurtis. "So the degree to which the record company was like, 'Oh great, we got a hit, now let's do Take Another Walk On The Wild Side, or Walk On The Wild Side Again,' that kind of irritated him." Read more here.

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AC/DC Dominates Airbourne Guitarist's Favorite Solos List

(Gibson) Joel O'Keefe, vocalist and lead guitarist with Australian rock act Airbourne, is a huge fan of countryman Angus Young. It's no surprise then, when asked by Music Radar to name the top five guitar solos that influenced his playing style, three out of his five picks are from AC/DC songs.

In the article, O'Keefe reveals how he develops and records his solos - "I sit there and make it up on the spot. We'll do 20 takes. Sometimes I get it on the third take and they'll say, 'I don't know what you did there Joel, but we're keeping that…. Sometimes I'll do 200 takes and have to go home and come back the next day."

His favorite Angus Young solos are Let There Be Rock, Whole Lotta Rosie, and Thunderstruck. What's so special about Young's guitar work? "I love the mad energy that Angus has," O'Keefe says. "It's the frenetic energy. It's like he has lightning in his fingers. It's like he doesn't really know what he's going to do until it comes out." Read how the list is rounded out here.

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Coldplay Perform Iconic Latin American Song In Argentina

(Radio.com) (Radio.com) Coldplay covered "De Muica Ligera" by Argentine rock group Soda Stereo to a sold-out crowd Tuesday, Nov. 14. The 45,000 strong audience sang along as Chris Martin delivered the lyrics in Spanish.

During a press conference in Mexico, Martin called "De Musica Ligera" "the song that defines Latin America." Soda Stereo drummer Charly Alberti told Billboard that Martin connected with him through star polo player Nacho Figueras, a mutual friend, to let him know about the band's plan to perform the song.

"I think it was fantastic that they did it," Alberti said. "To have a band that doesn't speak your language, that they rehearse it, they learn the words, that they make the decision to do it a show as important for them as the end of their world tour, it is an honor beyond anything I could expect, more so because Coldplay is a band that I really like, so the honor is even bigger." Check out fan footage of the performance here.

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