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Guns N' Roses Launch New Arena Leg Of Reunion Tour

Guns N' Roses have kicked off a new North American arena leg of their blockbuster Not In This Lifetime reunion tour featuring original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan.

The band launched the new tour leg in Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday night and will continue with the second show of the trek tonight (October 11th) at Madison Square Garden.

They will be playing two additional shows at the famed New York City venue and have announced dates across the continent before wrapping up on November 29th in Inglewood (Los Angeles, CA) at The Forum. See the dates here.

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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Shares Post Tour Cancelation Message

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has issued a public statement following the abrupt cancelation of their tour with the Scorpions after singer Klaus Meine was told he faced permanent vocal damage if they continued the trek.

Mustaine took to his band's official Facebook page with the following message for fans, "On behalf of Megadeth, I want to express our deepest gratitude to the Scorpions for this amazing opportunity to tour with our heroes.To the fans, old and new, who came out to see these amazing shows, we thank you profusely and hope you dug it as much as we did.

"Of course to the Scorpions, and their legendary singer Klaus Meine's, whose health and well being is a 'top priority' to all of us, we wish him and his bandmates the very best. If there's ever a chance to share the stage again with the Scorpions again, we'll be there!"

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Richie Sambora Talks Possible Bon Jovi Reunion for Rock Hall Induction

(Radio.com) Richie Sambora unceremoniously left Bon Jovi in 2013 and the rift has persisted ever since: Frontman Jon Bon Jovi said Sambora bailed on a tour and later downplayed Richie's contributions to the Bon Jovi songwriting catalog.

Despite small steps forward in their personal relationship, Sambora has remained on the outs with the band over the last four years. That might change, Sambora says, if Bon Jovi is finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"Sure. Of course, why not [perform at the induction]?" Sambora told Billboard. "There's not a lot of malice there, you know. I mean, there's just — it was just time for me to leave at that point. So yeah, of course."

Sambora added that he'd like to play "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive" should they earn the recognition. This year, Bon Jovi are nominated alongside Eurythmics, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Rage Against the Machine and others. They were previously nominated and passed up for the honor in 2011. Read more here.

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Marilyn Manson Recruits Johnny Depp For 'Say10' Video

(Radio.com) Marilyn Manson is back to his old tricks again. While the shock-rocker recovers from being injured by a stage prop at a recent concert, he's released an intense new music video for the song "Say10."

The video stars actor Johnny Depp alongside Manson, and it's a nonstop orgy of sex, blood and rock & roll. When we say the clip is NSFW, we really mean it.

The promo clip is packed with nudity, highly-charged sexual imagery and Manson cavorting in gallons of blood. Watch Marilyn Manson's video for "Say10" here.

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Bring Me The Horizon Prepare For Kilimanjaro Climb

(Radio.com) Having already scaled the heights of rock stardom, two members of Bring Me the Horizon are set to take on a far more literal climb. Singer Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish are prepped to scale Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in all of Africa. The eight-day climb is set to begin later this week (Oct. 12).

The pair are taking on the mountain to raise money for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton Hospital in the U.K. The eight-day and 16,000 ft. charity climb was inspired after Fish and his wife's son Eliot suffered a brain hemorrhage and had to be rushed to hospital's pediatric care unit.

"While in [the] hospital I decided that I would focus myself on doing something positive for the ward and trying to raise enough money to pay for a new bed for them," Fish explained. "Oli asked immediately if he could join me and help raise as much awareness for this cause as possible." Read more here.

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Singled Out: Ascending Dawn's All In Now

Progressive metal band Ascending Dawn are preparing to release their new album "Coalesce" on December 1st and to celebrate we asked Marlain (Vox/Lyrics/Vocal Melodies) to tell us about the advance single "All In Now". Here is the story:

I remember the time we had phones that weren't an extension of our body. Where our sense of well being was not determined by how many likes we had received. I recognise this feeling after a post has gone up and I am picking up my phone every minute to see if anyone has found the post or the pic inspiring, meaningful, funny...I feel the addiction take hold. I beg for real relationships where the other persons voice is audible, where they are tangible and the emotions are real.'

ALL IN NOW was written after I had a personal fight with social media. Where I couldn't sleep because I thought no-one liked me. How ridiculous right?! Who gives a sh*t if you only get 50 likes on your photo!!! How shallow can I be? As a person who doesn't have many close friends because of having been brought up as a child in many countries, and having continued the trend way into adulthood, where moving home was moving countries, out of sight became out of mind. This interconnectivity that was available to me because of social media was incredible at first because I got a chance to see how my childhood friends had grown in an instant and those friends across oceans were suddenly alive and well on my phone. But then it just wasn't enough, I didn't feel whole. I constantly craved for connection. So I guess ALL IN NOW was my plea to the world to keep ourselves open to each other. And not think that social media is enough to actually keep us connected.

Prog based, non conforming, harder music is not for everyone. But I found that the complexity and heaviness took me out of myself and gave me a reason to write about a situation like the one above in an soft and abstract way. With melody and lyric holding long straight notes over harmonies writing with the Ascending Dawn project was an outlet for so much of what I felt going on around me. I could be express it without sounding stupid. Maybe it is in the complexity of the music that reflects how layered we are as humans.

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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Tom Petty Has Five Albums Return To Charts Following Death

(hennemusic) Tom Petty has returned to the US charts following his death on October 2. According to Billboard, Petty has placed five albums on the Billboard 200, including a No. 2 re-entry for his 1993 "Greatest Hits" album with The Heartbreakers.

The project sold 84,000 units - a 2,231 percent increase from the week prior - including 52,000 in traditional album sales. "Greatest Hits" initially peaked at No. 5 in February of 1994, following its release the previous year.

The set is Petty's third album to peak at No. 2 on the chart, alongside 1980's "Damn The Torpedoes" and 2010's "Mojo"; the late rocker managed to top the Billboard 200 only once, in 2014, with "Hypnotic Eye."

Petty's 1994 solo effort, "Wildflowers", returns to the Billboard 200 at No. 27; the band's 2000 collection, "Anthology: Through The Years" sits at No. 32; the group's 1980 breakthrough "Damn The Torpedoes" re-enters at No. 122; and, the rocker's 1989 solo debut, "Full Moon Fever", lands at No. 127. Read more here.

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie To Rock Late Night TV

(hennemusic) Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie will perform on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday, October 12.

The duo's appearance is to promote a fall tour of North America that comes on the heels of a sold-out, critically-acclaimed summer trek and will begin in San Jose, CA on October 14.

Buckingham McVie issued their self-titled debut in June, a project that originated from a series of studio sessions in 2014 after McVie reunited with Fleetwood Mac for dates on their On With The Show tour.

The pair recorded eight tunes with Fleetwood Mac's rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie before resuming the group's world tour, and returned to the studio to complete the project at the end of last year.

"We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically," explains Buckingham. "The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, 'What took us so long?!'" here.

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Whitesnake Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Here I Go Again'

(hennemusic) David Coverdale is inviting fans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Whitesnake's chart-topping US hit, "Here I Go Again." The song from the band's 1987 self-titled album reached No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 on October 10, 1987.

"Why don't you have a drink with me. Cheers!", says Coverdale in a video posted on his social media sites. "Here I Go Again" first appeared on Whitesnake's 1982 album, "Saints & Sinners", before it was re-recorded for the 1987 project, which went on to US sales of more than 8 million copies and Top 5 chart status in several countries around the world.

An early draft of the tune is featured on the just-released multiple editions of an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of the self-titled album. The song is featured on a disc entitled "Evolutions 87", which delivers a series of demos and rehearsal takes of every song from the original record. Watch the anniversary video here.

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Pink Floyd Announce Their Next Vinyl Reissues

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd will reissue a pair of 1980s releases - "A Collection Of Great Dance Songs" and "Delicate Sound Of Thunder" - on vinyl on November 17.

The latest in the group's extensive reissue series will see remastered editions of the band's 1981 "best of" collection and the 1988 live album appear on vinyl for the first time in more than twenty years.

1981's "A Collection Of Great Dance Songs" contains alternative mixes and versions of the band's classic tracks, including "Money", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)." The set peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of 2 million copies.

1988's "Delicate Sound Of Thunder" was recorded live over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY on the group's tour in support of 1987's "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason." The double live album hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 while going to to sell more than 4 million copies in the States alone. Read more here.

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Terror Universal's Album Features Disturbed, Fear Factory Stars

Metal supergroup Terror Universal have revealed some special guest stars for their forthcoming album "Make Them Bleed", which is now scheduled to be released on January 19th of next year.

Terror Universal features current and former members of Ill Nino, Soulfly, Upon A Burning Body and Machine Head and they recently inked a deal with Minus Head Records to release their full length debut album.

The record will include special guest appearances from Terror Universal are thrilled to feature the talents of guest bassists John Moyer (Disturbed, Art of Anarchy, ex-Adrenaline Mob) and Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Ministry, Soulfly, Static-X). Read more here.

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The Searchers 2-Disc Sire Era Compilation Coming soon

(Conqueroo) Omnivore have set a December 8th release date for a new 2-CD compilation from The Searchers. Entitled "Another Night: The Sire Recordings", the set will feature 29 tracks from the band's Sire era albums including B-sides and alternate mixes, plus one previously unissued track.
New liner notes contain interviews with band members. We were

During the British Invasion, there was another Liverpool band topping the charts worldwide. The Searchers had 11 Top 40 hits between 1963 and 1966 in the U.K., including three #1s with "Needles and Pins," "Sweets for My Sweet," and "Don't Throw Our Love Away." There were eight hits in the U.S. including a #3 cover of "Love Potion No. 9." By the end of the decade, the group's chart presence may have slowed down, but the Searchers didn't. They continued to hone their sound on the live circuit, adding a modern musical crunch to their incredible harmonies. After seeing the band perform, Sire Records head Seymour Stein offered them a home on his new wave flagship label (home of the Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys, and soon, Pretenders).

The Searchers returned in 1979 with a self-titled release, featuring originals and covers of tracks from Tom Petty, The Records, Bob Dylan, and the Mickey Jupp-penned "Switchboard Susan"-a concurrent hit for Nick Lowe. Produced by Pat Moran (Be Bop Deluxe, Dr. Feelgood, and Rush -yes, that Rush), it was a sonic powerhouse. That album was followed the next year by Love's Melodies (titled Play for Today in the U.K.), with Ed Stasium (Ramones, Talking Heads, Smithereens) joining Moran as co-producer. More originals, and more covers (Big Star, John Fogerty, and others), and another great album. Read more here.

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Liam Gallagher's Late Late Show Performance Goes Online

(hennemusic) Liam Gallagher performed "Wall Of Glass" on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden on October 9, and video from the program is streaming online.

Following the appearance, Gallagher made amends to the host after referring to him as "a knobhead" during an interview with British GQ earlier this year. "On the late late show tonight and I've just bumped into the host James Corden," tweeted the rocker. "I gotta say he's a fine chap got that 1 wrong", and later adding, "I'm the first to admit it James Corden was a good man to my boys last night."

"Wall Of Glass" is the lead single from the Oasis frontman's just-released debut solo album, "As You Were." The project was produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck) and Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Mumford And Sons). Watch the late night TV performance here.

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Jonny Greenwood Endorses Video Comparing Radiohead to Spongebob

(Radio.com) In August, a YouTube video ("Each Radiohead album described with Spongebob") caused a stir by comparing each Radiohead album to a scene in a Spongebob Squarepants episode.

The strummy campfire feel of Pablo Honey, the weepy The Bends and the quasi-psychedelic In Rainbows corresponded to iconic moments in the kids' animated series.

YouTuber Heliophobia skillfully matched all nine studio albums (including their latest, A Moon Shaped Pool) to unforgettable Spongebob moments and when he finally saw it, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood gave his emphatic approval.

"Each Radiohead album described with Spongebob is perfect in so many ways…" he tweeted. Read more, watch the video and see Greenwood's feedback here:

Each Radiohead album described with Spongebob youtu.be/TqQrkDXcDWU is perfect in so many ways....— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) October 09, 2017 Read more here.

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Madame Mayhem Releases 'All Around The World' Video

Madame Mayhem has released her new music video for the track "All Around The World". The song comes from her brand new album "Ready For Me", which will be hitting stores on October 20, 2017.

She had the following to say about the Corey Lowery produced track and its accompanying video, "'All Around The World' is really about feeling like it's you against the world, and racing against time.

It's about the pressures to succeed in such a short amount of time, people thinking they know best, and are lost in their own worlds, only concerned about themselves. In this rat race we all live in today, it's getting harder and harder to break through, even if you work your ass off. The song is upbeat, kind of a more pop punk ish vibe.

"The music video was done by Industrialism Films, whom I have worked on other music videos with (Monster, Left For Dead). It's a really cool concept about the monitored world today and how we as people forget how to function or get out of our own heads because of it.

"People are constantly being monitored by someone all around the world. However each person seems to live in their own technologically created world inside their head. People no longer interact. It doesn't matter where on the planet you live, everyone is really being the same. Someone's always watching us, yet we're living within ourselves, not paying attention to anything but our own lives." Watch the video here.

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Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman Releasing New Collab Album

Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman have announced that their new collaborative album entitled "PICKIN'" will be released in stores and at all digital retailers on November 3rd.

We were sent the following details: This marks the first recorded collaboration between these two musical titans and arrives on Grisman's own Acoustic Disc record label.

Known for his virtuosic fretwork, fiery fingerpicking, and airtight songcraft, Emmanuel continually shreds through boundaries with his acoustic guitar on these 12 new songs. Not only does PICKIN' reflect his signature classical, Americana, folk, and roots stylings, but it also artfully merges jazz rhythms, jamming, and unpredictability in the mix. Among many standouts, his playing seamlessly entwines with Grisman's mandolin during the first single "Tipsy Gypsy" as nimble picking converges on hypnotic hummable melodies. Meanwhile, "Cinderella's Fella" swings from a brusque and galloping opening into a passionate and poignant pastiche of harmonious technicality. See the tracklisting
here.

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