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Guns N' Roses Add Summer 2018 Leg To Reunion Tour

Guns N' Roses blockbuster Not In This Lifetime reunion tour shows no signs of slowing down and will continue well into next year with the band announcing a new summer leg.

The new trek will find the band, featuring original frontman Axl Roses, lead guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan, cross the pond to visit cities across Europe.

They will be kicking the leg off on June 3rd in Berlin, Germany at the Olympiastadion and will visit cities in Denmark, the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Estonia and Norway before wrapping up on July 21st in Gothenburg, Sweden at the Ullevi Stadium. See the dates here.

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Eagles Stream Unreleased Classic Song's Debut Performance

(hennemusic) The Eagles are streaming previously-unreleased audio of their debut 1976 live performance of "New Kid In Town" as a preview to the November 24 release of a series of expanded 40th anniversary editions of their classic 1976 album "Hotel California."

The first-ever live performance of the iconic song is one of ten live tracks on a bonus disc in the forthcoming 2017 package that were recorded during the band's three-night stand at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1976, about a month before the album hit stores.

The lead single from "Hotel California", "New Kid In Town" was a US No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the group a 1978 Grammy Award for "Best Arrangement For Voices."

Alongside the live audio, the 2-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio "Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" includes remastered sound as well as hi-res stereo and 5.1 mixes. Presented in an 11 x 11 hardbound book, the set also features rare and unseen photos, a replica tour book, and an 11 x 22 poster.

The Blu-ray Audio disc features the 5.1 Surround Sound mix originally released on DVD-A in 2001 along with a hi-resolution, 192 KHz/24-Bit stereo mix.

The 40th anniversary set will also be available as a 2CD Expanded Edition and a single CD package, alongside digital download and streaming versions. Stream the song here.

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Iron Maiden Making Special Free Online Broadcast This Weekend

Metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that they will be doing a special free broadcast of their "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter" concert film on YouTube this Saturday, November 11th at 7pm GMT.

The YouTube premiere comes ahead of the November 17th release of The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter" on CD, digital and vinyl. The album and accompanying concert film were captured during the band's epic The Book Of Souls tour across six continents during 2016 and 2017. The video stream will take place from the band's YouTube channel here.

Band founder Steve had this to say about Live Chapter, "We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken." Read more here.

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The Dead Daisies Recruit Journey Star To Their Lineup

The Dead Daisies have announced that they have recruited former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo to replace Brian Tichy, who recently departed the band.

The supergroup broke the news to fans with the following Facebook post this past weekend, "We are thrilled to announce that Deen Castronovo is joining The Dead Daisies! He is here in Nashville with us where we are beginning the recording of the new album today.

"We'd like to thank Brian Tichy who has decided to pursue other projects next year. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours. We cannot wait for you guys to hear this new album we are working on! It will be a real bone-shaker!!"

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Singled Out: Jeff Scott Soto's Song For Joey

Rock icon Jeff Scott Soto released his brand new album "Retribution" today (November 10th) and to celebrate we asked Jeff to tell us about the the track "Song For Joey". Here is the story:

Certainly the lightest song on the album as everything else, including the rock ballad, have some grit to them, this song was written for and about my brother Joey who suffered 3 heart attacks in January 2017…en route to the hospital, he lost consciousness for over 15 min which led to double brain damage once he was finally treated.

Joey is only 14 months older than I am, by all intents and purposes, he is my older brother and boy did he let it be known growing up. As close as we were in age, I was always the little brother following in his footsteps which I did all the way until I finally started singing for Yngwie at 18. I got so much from Joey in terms of confidence, influence and ambition to succeed. We were in bands together from the 1st time I fronted our band at 12 until my late teens, even had a short stint together when I left Yngwie in '85.

He is still alive on machines in a vegetable state, my mother spends every day with him the past 9 months, nursing and caring for him at the hospital like a newborn. It kills me to see him in the state, only 52 years old when it happened. Days after he was admitted and I knew I had to get used to never seeing my brother again as I knew him before this dreadful day, I wanted to pen a song that paid tribute to our bond, our brotherhood. But I didn't want something that dwelled on his passing or my loss. Instead I wanted to pay tribute to him the honor of our kinship.

I reached out to my dear friend and musical partner Paulo Mendonηa and asked if he would come up with the music end, based on everything I told him I wanted to say about Joey. In mere days he sent me this song, as you hear it, with beautiful melodies that gave me the inspiration to fill them with words.

As this was supposed to be a song for Joey, a song for my family and our closest friends to remember our brotherhood by, I realized more had to hear it. Without my brother, I would not be the artist I am today so I made the decision to include it on Retribution so the rest of the world can too, pay homage to the one single reason I am the artist I became.

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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Metallica's Lars Ulrich Speaks Out On Hollywood Sexual Assault Claims

(Radio.com) Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has spoken out on the wave of sexual assault accusations sweeping the entertainment industry during a new interview at the 92nd Street Y.


"Everywhere is going to have a reckoning," he said, suggesting that sexual harassment and assault is an issue beyond just the world of entertainment. "I think the great thing is that we're in the first inning of this, and, obviously, it's long overdue."

The drummer applauded those that are coming out and sharing their stories, and that we live in a time where they can feel comfortable doing so. "I think that it's a great, great thing that everybody is standing up and that everybody -- no matter what gender they are -- feels safe in talking about their experiences," he shared. Read more here.

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Foo Fighters Fan Joins the Band For Rush Cover

(Radio.com) A Foo Fighters fan in Champaign, IL, got the thrill of a lifetime when he was pulled onstage during a recent show to lead the band in a cover of Rush's 1981 classic, "Tom Sawyer."

As seen in video footage of the jam that has surfaced online, the fan, Mike Carpenter, handles the moment impressively, nailing the lyrics and even pumping the crowd up to sing along.

Check out the awesome on stage moment, which contains explicit language, here.

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Story of the Year Stream New Song 'I Swear I'm OK'

(Radio.com) Story of the Year have revealed a poignant new song, "I Swear I'm OK." The track is the latest advance from the band's upcoming album, Wolves, which is due to debut Dec. 8.

"There's definitely something special about 'I Swear I'm Okay,'" shared singer Dan Marsala in a press statement. "As soon as Ryan (Phillips) sent the demo over, ideas just started pouring out. I sat down to record some vocal ideas and the first thing that came out of my mouth was the line, 'I Swear I'm Okay.'

" It's something that people say, to hide the fact that things aren't truly okay. A mask that you wear when you don't want to be honest with others or yourself. This song means that and so much more to me and it's one of my proudest moments on the record." Check out the new song here.

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Bastille Release Apocalyptic 'World Gone Mad' Video

(Radio.com) Bastille has shared the music video for new song, "World Gone Mad." The song is taken from the soundtrack of the upcoming Will Smith Netflix movie, Bright..

The video opens with a scene from the film revealing Smith as a cop talking to his partner, who is a humanoid creature known as an orc.The song is a sweeping and emotional ballad lamenting the state of the world, featuring frontman Dan Smith's soaring falsetto vocals.

He also stars in the video, seen dealing with the aftermath of a car crash in the apocalyptic world of Bright. Bright: The Album is set to debut Dec. 13. Bright the movie starts streaming on Netflix Dec. 22.

Check out the video, which contains some explicit language, here.

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Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Opens Up About Depression

(Radio.com) Even the world's biggest rock stars deal with depression. That's the message from Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds, who recently talked about dealing with depression while his band achieved worldwide fame and soared to the top of the charts.

"When I'm happy, I'm very happy. When I'm low, I'm so low, and they have had to deal with that for years and years," Reynolds told CBS This Morning, going on to explain how the band took a year off from the rock whirlwind and returned to write the hit single, "Believer."

"It's about finally finding gratitude in my flaws, and my weakness, it has finally given me freedom. It's made me a believer in myself," Reynolds revealed.

"It's honestly the most cathartic experience you know I've written hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of songs, most of them terrible but it was always my way of expressing myself and now to be able to be doing it in a way that's very honest and raw and vulnerable, and even to share it sometimes with you know, what could be millions of people, I've found comfort in that, rather than fear," he added. Read more here.

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