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Over the past month Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted have both hinted in interviews that they may team up on the upcoming Gigantour and jam a song together from their previous band Metallica and now Mustaine appears to confirm that they will be doing it.
The idea first appeared in an interview SkullsnBones.com conducted with Newsted where he said, "There is a chance that Mustaine and I will bust out some old Metallica that he was a part of. it has been talked about. I'm willing to throw down Phantom Lord actually, whatever he calls out, I'm gonna throw down."
A short time later Mustaine told Grammy.com, "There's a really cool new relationship between the two of us. I saw he said something about us playing a song together and I thought, 'Wow, that's pretty interesting. It's doable, and I think it would be fun.'"
It now appears that Mustaine wants to make it a reality as he tweeted the following question to fans last week, "If I play a song I wrote in @Metallica w/@JasonCNewsted, which should it be? Ride, Metal Militia, Phantom, Jump, Khutulu, or Four Horsemen?"
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(hennemusic) In a recent interview to promote the new Black Sabbath album, "13," frontman Ozzy Osbourne says he was in such a booze and drug-fueled haze through the 90s that he can't even remember the decade.
"The best thing is that we are still f**king all alive to be in a band," Ozzy tells news agency Reuters. "I don't know about the rest of the guys, [but] I certainly had a good go at trying to kill myself with the alcohol and booze for all the years. I kind of missed the '90s, you know? I must have been in a cocaine haze, because I can't remember the '90s at all."
"We've all come out the other side, the other end," Ozzy continued. "It is good to be back sober and clean [even though I have had] a hiccup now and again along the way. I don't get up and the first thing I say is that I will have a shot of brandy. I don't do that or smoke cigarettes anymore. We are alive and it is a lot more fun being sober and enjoying your fellow workers that you are working with." more on this story
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(hennemusic) Video has surfaced of Metallica's full surprise afternoon set at the Orion Music + More festival on Saturday, June 8, which saw the group perform their 1983 album, "Kill 'Em All," in its entirety.
James Hetfield appeared on stage to introduce a mystery band on the Orion bill named Dehaan; the guitarist was then joined by the other members of Metallica and the group blazed through their full debut album.
Metallica fans will recognize the band name Dehaan was inspired by the band's association with actor Dane DeHaan, who plays a lead role in the group's upcoming 3D concert film, "Through The Never," due for release in September. Check out the video here.
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(Gibson) Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry as well as Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner were inducted to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame on June 13th in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Tyler commented on the honor saying: "I love that Joe and I are getting inducted tonight because we put our nose to the grindstone. We can't get harmony if everybody is singing the same note."
Perry added, "It means that people are listening to what we're doing. Like Steven said, we're always under the hood working, or we're on the road, whatever. That's what the band is, it's work, and we're doing it." more on this story
Nickelback performed a cover of Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" during the ceremony, while Tyler and Perry took to the stage and performed "Walk This Way."
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(Gibson) The Todd La Torre-fronted version of Queensryche have not yet released their first album with the new line-up but they're already talking about where they'd like the follow-up to go.
With the band's self-titled album due on June 25, La Torre says he'd like to see the next album get heavier than its predecessor, and to explore longer song structures.
Speaking to London Rocks, La Torre said, "I wouldn't mind the next record kind of letting the music breathe a little bit more in the sense of
Today, people really want you to be into the meat of the song in a relatively short period of time. I think if we can write a long song in a very creative way, then that would be something that I'm looking forward to. A song like 'Roads To Madness' that's a ten-minute song," adding "So we're just gonna try to outdo his record on the next one and see what we could come up with."
As for the impending court decision on the future of the Queensryche name, La Torre is confident he knows where it will go. "I feel very confident, everyone on our side feels very confident that Michael [Wilton] and Scott [Rockenfield] and Eddie [Jackson] will be awarded the name. And obviously, it'll boil down to whatever kind of corporate contracts are established and put in place and that kind of a thing.
"I'm sure there will have to be some type of financial compensation for whichever side gets it. But these guys were the majority, they were the songwriters." more on this story
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Paramore have announced that they will be performing their song "Still Into You" from their recently released self-titled album on Teen Choice 2013 awards.
The Teen Choice 2013 awards will be airing live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
While Paramore have previously won eight Teen Choice awards, this will be the first time that the group will make an appearance and perform at the event.
This year Paramore have been nominated for the Choice Music: Rock Group. Their previous wins include Choice Music: Rock Group 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; Choice Music: Rock Track 2008, 2009 and 2011 and Choice Music: Album Rock 2010.
The broadcast will also feature appearances from Liam Hemsworth, Logan Lerman, Lily Collins, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Chloλ Grace Moretz and Tyler Posey. here.
Voting is currently taking place
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Korn, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Crowes and Gary Allan will all be rocking the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally when they take the stage at The Broken Spoke Campground.
Korn was the latest artist announced for the concert series that will be taking place at The Broken Spoke Campground during the Sturgis ralley. They will be performing on Tuesday, August 6th.
The Black Crowes will kick the series off on Sunday, August 4, Queens Of The Stone Age will perform on Monday, August 5 and Gary Allan will perform on Wednesday, August 7.
Organizers expect to announce more concerts and events in the coming weeks for The Broken Spoke Campground at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which will be open from July 29 August 11.
Additional entertainment including added concerts and motorcycle events at the Broken Spoke Campground will also be announced in the next several weeks. More details here.
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(hennemusic) Brad Paisley was the featured guest Tuesday night in Philadelphia as the Rolling Stones played the 16th stop on their "50 & Counting" arena tour.
Paisley joined the band for "Dead Flowers," which was also the fan-voted song for the show. The country star is currently on the road for his "Beat This Summer" tour in support of his latest album, "Wheelhouse."
The Stones will play Philadelphia again on Friday before wrapping up the North American tour in Washington on June 24. You can watch video of the Paisley/Stones jam here.
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(Classic Rock) Ministry's new album From Beer To Eternity will be released on September 5 in the UK and on September 6th in North America by 13th Planet Records.
The record was never meant to exist but mainman Al Jourgensen says he "didn't have a choice" about making it. The record came out of a mammoth session of laying down rough tracks, followed by the tragic death of guitarist Mike Scaccia three days later.
Jourgen says: "We have never, in the history of Ministry, ever had a tracking session like that before. Everything went so smoothly. Mikey was on fire and inspired, and really a driving force."
"During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, 'You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best Ministry album we've ever done together. This is awesome.' I'm super proud of From Beer to Eternity because it's my tribute to Mikey's incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music." more on this story
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(hennemusic) Megadeth have announced the addition of two New York dates to their upcoming Gigantour schedule. The tour will kick off on July 3rd in Gilford, NH and wrap up on August 11th in Toronto, ON.
Touring in support of their new album, "Super Collider," Megadeth and their touring festival will hit New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on August 6th and 7th.
Megadeth's support acts will be split between the two shows, with Device, Hellyeah and Death Division playing the August 6th show, while Black Label Society and Newsted are confirmed for the August 7th date. more on this story
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(Classic Rock) Yes will tour the UK next spring, performing the three-album concert that's taken the US by storm. The veteran prog outfit will deliver The Yes Album, Close To The Edge and Going For The One in full at ten shows, kicking off on April 29, 2014.
Guitarist Steve Howe who recently gave his reasons for bowing out of Asia says: "We performed these three albums in their entirety on our North and South American tours, and the fans absolutely loved it."
Bassist Chris Squire adds: "So did we! Plus, we'll be performing pieces we've rarely played live. I believe the one song we never performed in concert before our three-album tours is A Venture from The Yes Album." more on this story
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(hennemusic) Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson's aircraft maintenance business, Cardiff Aviation, has secured a £5 million (approximately $7.68 million) investment that will help the new company develop across the South Wales aerospace industry.
About one third of the funds will be contributed by Finance Wales, the U.K. SME investment company and Welsh Government subsidiary, with the remainder coming from private or privately-owned investors, including Dickinson and his business partner Mario Fulgoni, according to Wales Online.
"The Welsh Government has played a fantastic role in a difficult economic environment in providing tremendous support and enthusiasm," says Dickinson. "Finance Wales' long-term backing is the fuel not just to put St Athan on the map, but has the potential to create a consequentially much wider impact across the entire South Wales aerospace industry." more on this story
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(Radio.com) Bob Dylan ditched his microphone for an easel last Thursday (June 13) when he was spotted in Central Park, seemingly painting portraits of topless models lounging in the grass.
The musician tagged along with artist pal Richard Prince for the outing, which has caused a bit of a stir. While onlookers and art bloggers initially assumed Dylan was basing his work off the live models in front of him, it has been revealed that the inspiration behind his painting is actually a photo of Italian actress Sonia Aquino by fashion photographer Bruno Bisang. Read more, and see the NSFW image here.
This comes over a year in the wake of his 2011 painting scandal, in which Dylan was confronted with the very same issue of basing his work off of existing photographs.
Some even speculate as to whether Dylan even painted the latest work himself at all, or if Richard Prince might have lent an artistic hand. Critics of Dylan's past shows addressed the probability of his work acting as social commentary rather than art, making the integrity of its originality irrelevant.
Animal New York points out that Dylan is not be the first artist to take inspiration from others' photos. And, of course, Dylan comes from the music industry where plagiarism is always an issue. Indeed, Dylan has accused others of copying him (notably Hootie & The Blowfish in 1995, when they borrowed five lines of his "Tangled Up In Blue" for their "Only Wanna Be With You"; they reportedly settled out of court) and has also been accused of plagiarizing other people's music (though he told Rolling Stone that those who accuse him of that are "wussies"). more on this story
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(hennemusic) Van Halen kicked off their Japanese tour on in Nagoya on Tuesday at the city's Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, and the show featured 27 tracks and clocked in at 2 hours and 20 minutes, according to The Van Halen News Desk.
The band's expanded set list (that is normally 24 songs on this tour) included three additional tunes: "Atomic Punk," "Jamie's Cryin'" and "Mean Street."
Frontman David Lee Roth's solo featured a new twist from the 2012 shows, with his recent short film trailer "Tokyo Story" playing behind his introduction to "Ice Cream Man" as opposed to last year's "Dog Story" vignette. more on this story
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(hennemusic) Soundgarden's appearance on the public television series Live From The Artists Den will premiere next month as part of the show's 6th season.
The episode featuring the Seattle rockers will be broadcast the week of July 11 - check your local PBS station for the time and date in your area. The series filmed the final date of the first leg of Soundgarden's North American tour, in support of "King Animal."
The band were captured at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on February 17; Soundgarden's performance mixed brand new songs with classics, radio hits, and rarities. more on this story
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(Classic Rock) Little Angels singer Toby Jepson has thanked fans for their support after the band played their last-ever gig. They wound their reunion down at the Isle Of Wight Festival on Sunday following a year of appearances.
The band originally split in 1994. Jepson, Bruce and Jimmy Dickinson, Mark Plunkett and Mark Richardson announced last January that they were getting back together for a set at the 2012 Download festival. They'd rekindled their relationships at the funeral of original drummer MIchael Lee in 2008.
Little Angels went on to tour the UK with Skin under the title One More For The Road, then last month confirmed that the Isle Of Wight show, and its two warm-up appearances, would be their last.
Jepson tells fans: "I know it's all been said, and reading all your wonderful comments, in ways far better than I could ever muster but thank you for the tireless support and the memories that will last forever." Read the rest of his message here.
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(Classic Rock) E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren needs all of the 30 guitars he takes on stage with him because no one knows what Bruce Springsteen will decide to perform next.
The Boss always writes a set list but he never ever follows it, says Lofgren. He explains: "Sometimes he'll change the first song on the way to the stage because he hears the roar of the crowd and gets a better idea. All night long he's getting better ideas.
"He's a master of stream of consciousness he's always challenging himself to make each show unique, something you'll never see again." More rock news stories.
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Today Sepand Samzadeh of Days Between Stations tells us about the song "Eggshell Man" from their brand new album "Extremis". Here is the story:
This is a track featuring the late Peter Banks, Rick Wakeman, Billy Sherwood and Tony Levin, and is the seventh track in our concept album 'In Extremis'. The concept being, the story of a man at the point of death (the Latin definition of 'In Extremis') with his memories whirling around him. The album, in not so chronological order, follows the story of this man, and by the time Eggshell Man appears, the protagonists empire has crumbled. As much he tries to persevere, he keeps falling down. The title comes from the neurotic obsession Oscar and I had developed, by this time, to finish the album
my wife kept saying she was walking on eggshells around us. It is also loosely based off of the Humpty Dumpty fable, which Paul Whitehead depicted in his own fashion in the album artwork.
As the guitarist for Days Between Stations, I wanted to record an acoustic guitar track for the first time. In addition, I was excited to play a Persian lute, named a Tar, on this song. This instrument was part of my many influences growing up and I had always dreamed of introducing it as a Rock worthy instrument to a Western audience. The Persians use this instrument in the classical genre of their music, namely Sonati. Ali Nouri lent his talent on the tar solo on this track, and we really had a great deal of fun recording this with him. The song really fell into place organically.
This is the thunderous Rock track of the album, and definitely my favorite. Oscar hammers away using the Piano, Moog, Electric Piano and Mellotron along with the guitar rhythm and Billy Sherwood's ear shattering and earthquake inducing drums. Tony Levin and Rick Wakeman deliver jaw dropping performances, and I remember being choked up listening back to the track that Billy Sherwood had mixed us towards the end. This track is even more special because it was one of Peter Banks' last tracks. Peter was especially fond of working with us, he had so many great ideas and sometimes flipped an original concept we had on its ear. He would send us 20-30 guitar tracks at a time, giving the song a new dimension, direction and life. Even adding further to the uniqueness of the track, Yes alumni Rick Wakeman and Peter Banks play together for the first time, along with our friend Billy Sherwood. After Peter Banks recorded his parts we spoke over the phone and he was unsure if what he recorded was "it" (he mainly recorded guitar textures, and a few riffs during the tar solo). I told him that he gave the song a new life and we were really excited. He was very happy to hear that. I said, "Rick will have a go at it at the end with a solo, and then I will call you to see if anything else needs to be recorded". As fate would have it, our dear friend passed away.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!
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(Classic Rock) Alice In Chains have released an 18-minute sampler containing material from their latest album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, released last month.
It's their second album with frontman William DuVall, following 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue. Despite having been in the band since 2006, DuVall recently said he was "still settling in."
He explained: "It's always work in progress. There are a lot of things we have in common, then there are a lot of things that set us very much apart from one another." Check out the sampler here.
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Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker was the featured guest on the latest episode of Wikimetal and the show sent over the following details about the interview:
Schenker talked about the new album of Temple of Rock and he remembered his first gig with Scorpions, when he was only 11 years old.
Among other stories, Michael Schenker spoke about the bands that have invited him to be their guitarist and he also told us his future plans.
You can listen to the full episode here or you can skip directly to the interview portion of the show here.
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