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Eagles Add More New Dates To North American Tour

(Radio.com) The Eagles announced their Evening With The Eagles Tour in November and the first date is set for March 12th in Indianapolis, IN and they continue to add new shows to the outing.

As fans gear up for an unforgettable concert experience, the band has added five new dates to the ever-growing tour. The band announced additional nights in Newark, NJ, Detroit, MI, and Inglewood, CA--as well as bonus dates in Chicago and New York City.

The Evening With the Eagles Tour has already secured A-list guest acts including Chris Stapleton, James Taylor, the Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett and the Doobie Brothers. Check the band's official website for more detailed information about guest appearances.

The tour marks the Eagles' first major outing since Glenn Frey's death in 2015. Frey's son Deacon and Vince Gill will fill in for the late guitarist. Guitarist Joe Walsh told Rolling Stone that the band is revving up to play their best.

"We've got some new blood," he said. "We all know the songs pretty good, but we just have to run the drill. It's like being an athlete and doing the reps to get into shape. The new guys [Deacon and Vince] have to get to the point where it's automatic or it's transparent." See the dates here.

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Billy Corgan Reveals New Smashing Pumpkins' Song Details

(Radio.com) The recently reunited Smashing Pumpkins (minus original bassist, D'arcy Wretzky) continues to roll forward, with frontman Billy Corgan revealing eight new song titles from the group's comeback album.

Corgan made the big reveal on social media, where he updated fans on the band's latest activities. "Back home in Chicago, snowy and unfair as she is, with a week to refine lyrics for the 8 new SP songs, whilst also finishing hope a couple more solo songs," Corgan shared on Instagram. "The solo album is currently between 16 and 18 songs, and still in need of overdubs. And speaking of overdubs, we'll be back in Malibu next week to sing shiny new lyrics and cut final guitar overdubs with James and Jeff. Busy! But good busy."

Corgan went on to share eight new song titles from the upcoming release. "And for birdwatchers, here are the titles for the 8 Smashing Pumpkins songs: Alienation, Travels, Silvery Sometimes, Solara, With Sympathy, Marchin' On, Knights of Malta, Seek and You Shall Destroy." See the post here.

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Foreigner Announce Live Orchestra Tour Dates

(hennemusic) Foreigner have announced details for their first live orchestral tour to coincide with the release of their special "Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus" released on April 27th.

The new package presents the band's biggest hits as compiled from a pair of May 2017 sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland with a 58-piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir.

Conducted by Ernst Van Tiel, the set represents a year-long collaboration between Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones and Grammy-nominated composing/arranging team Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer.

"I could never have imagined when I set out to create Foreigner 40 years ago, that we'd still be touring around the world and performing the music we love all these years later," says Jones. "Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer's orchestral arrangements have shown us a new symphonic dimension of our music, which I hope our fans will enjoy."

"Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus" will be available via CD, 2LP, DVD and digital formats. Foreigner will launch the project with a spring US orchestral concert series alongside The Dave Eggar Orchestra; tickets are now on sale for the 3-week run, which will begin in St. Augustine, FL on March 16.

The spring run will be followed by Foreigner's "Juke Box Heroes Tour" of North America this summer - with guests Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening - which opens in Bangor, ME on June 15. See the dates here.

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Radiohead Announce North American Summer Tour

(Radio.com) Radiohead shared big news with fans, they announced that they will launch a North American tour this summer that starts July 7 in Chicago and wraps up August 1 in Philadelphia.

The band will play three nights at New York's Madison Square Garden and two shows in Montreal, Toronto, Boston and Philadelphia. The 16 date-tour marks the band's first return to the U.S. and Canada since spring 2017.

Radiohead's most recent album, A Moon Shaped Pool, was released on May 8, 2016. Last year, the band reissued its heralded 1997 album, OK Computer, which included rare and previously unreleased songs. Read more including the dates here.

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Liam Gallagher Too Busy For Foo Fighters Collaboration

(Gibson) In a recent interview with NME, former Oasis star Liam Gallagher revealed that the Foo Fighters have been asking him to collaborate, but he's been a bit busy:

"They keep texting me, man. They wanted to do one tune, but I dunno - I'll do it one day, but I'm too busy doing this at the moment." He does reserve high praise though, for Grohl and his band, saying, "I do like them - I think Foo Fighters have got good tunes. I think Dave Grohl's very talented, and so is the band."

Since Oasis' breakup in 2009, Gallagher's managed to stay at the top of the headlines with his subsequent band Beady Eye and his recent solo album As You Were, which released late last year and debuted at number one on the British charts. He's also been huge on Twitter and is much loved for spouting off on anything that ticks him off (again, especially his brother Noel). Read more here.

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Singled Out: Off Road Minivan's Spiral Gaze

Off Road Minivan just released their debut EP "Spiral Gaze" and have been turning heads with their dark Jimmy Eats World meets a heavy Snow Patrol sound. Frontman Ryan "Tuck" O'Leary tells us about the title song. Here is the story:

My friends Evan, Melvin and myself were getting together to jam and see if we could spark up a new project. Mel just rang out the first chords and we just started playing. Within that first jam session we just happened to make a skeleton for the song "Spiral Gaze".

For this project I've written most of the melodies while playing at practice. I was free styling to the song and came up with the first lines. At first it went "down a spiral case of comatose tones". As I was working on the lyrics after practice I changed it to Gaze be that the whole first verse is about looking through my friend.

The song itself is about a close friend I had. Over 10 years we had been in a band together, gotten into a lot of arguments and would always end up not being friends. Eventually after 3 or 4 times of this behavior I just chose to cut it off. It's not that I don't miss him, it's not that I didn't like being his friend, we were just toxic.

I think a lot of people will most likely relate this song to love. For me it's more about all the friends I've lost connection with. Whether it's my best friend from 8th grade or this guy, I hate letting go. These things tend to build up in my brain and just cause a firestorm of "what if's?". Especially for the people that influenced me into this lifestyle, to not be able to share it with them just kinda sucks.

This song is just essentially about me being mad at a friend I had. He was a cool dude, I miss the guy but life is just easier this way. It's weird cause he knows the song is about him. We spoke recently just to make sure there is no bad blood about the song. So yup that's it! Thanks!!!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EP right here!

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Kurt Cobain Remembered By Courtney Love On His 51st Birthday

(Radio.com) Nearly 24 years have passed since Kurt Cobain took his own life at age 27 and on Monday night (Feb. 19), his widow marked what would have been his 51st birthday with a social media post.

Cobain's wife and fellow grunge pioneer Courtney Love shared a throwback photo. The tribute pictures Kurt and Courtney relaxing together in all their '90s bleached-blonde glory.

"Happy birthday baby god I miss you," she captioned the post. See Courtney's birthday tribute photo and post here.

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The Melvins Stream New Song 'Stop Moving To Florida'

The Melvins have released a stream of their brand new track "Stop Moving To Florida". The song from their forthcoming album "Pinkus Abortion Technician" which is set to be released on April 20th.

The new song can be streamed here and is a medley of the James Gang's "Stop" and Butthole Surfers' "Moving To Florida," Frontman Buzz Osborne explains, "I wanted to do the song 'Stop' but I didn't want to do all of it and I LOVE 'Moving to Florida' so 'Stop Moving To Florida' seemed perfect."

Fans in North America can catch the band live when they hit the road for a tour this spring which is scheduled to kick off on April 26th in San Diego, CA at the Casbah. See the dates here.

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Metallica Release Video For Cover Of Classic Song

(hennemusic) Metallica performed the 1973 Budgie classic, "Breadfan", at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain on February 7, and the band are streaming professional footage from the show.

The opening track on Budge's third album, "Never Turn Your Back On A Friend", was first released by Metallica as a b-side to the "Eye Of The Beholder" single from 1998's "…And Justice For All" before it resurfaced on their 1998 covers collection, "Garage Inc."

Metallica also covered Budgie's 1974 track, "Crash Course in Brain Surgery", on their 1987 set "The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited", which will be reissued on April 13.

Out-of-print and available for the first time in decades, the 5-track set sees the band deliver covers of some of their influences, including Killing Joke, Diamond Head and Misfits.

Upon its original release, the EP peaked at No. 28 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than a million copies in the country. Watch the video here.

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Behemoth Work With Children's Choir In The Studio

Behemoth are hard at work on their new album and frontman frontman Adam 'Nergal' Darski shared some video via social media of the him leading a group of children in a rehearsal.

He had the following to say, "Well, one thing I know for a fact - I love children and animals and they seem to return that love. Might be hated by PIS-followers and Catholics of all kind, but somehow I feed on their obscurity and ignorance - so bring it on, f***ers!

"Either way, we are exploring some ideas for the new Behemoth album that are rather spectacular. Be patient, both fans and our haters. You will receive us well very soon."

He adds: "I would love to thank all the kids for the passion they delivered and all their parents for such a liberal upbringing... hands down!" here.

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Neal Morse Releases 'JoAnna' Music Video

Neal Morse has released a new music video his track "JoAnna." The song comes from the music icon's new solo album "Life & Times" which just hit stores.

Morse had the following to say about the song, "JoAnna is a very special song to me. It's one of those rare times when everything spontaneously comes together - the string arrangement, the pedal steel guitar, the drums and bass so tastefully done.

"It's one of the best tracks I've ever recorded in my opinion. So excited this album is coming out at this time!" Check out the online stream of the new visual here.

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Arcade Fire's Frontman Does Surprise Karaoke Of His Own Song

(Gibson) Everyone loves it when their favorite celebrities come down from their pedestals, hang with the common people and just show us that they're nice, normal people. Arcade Fire's frontman and band leader Win Butler did more than fans bargained for, when he showed up at Little Tokyo in Los Angeles over the weekend.

In the city to take part in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Butler decided to celebrate his performance - seven points, ten rebounds and four assists, as Pitchfork recounts - with an unannounced visit to a karaoke bar. As it turns out, they had 'Intervention' (from Arcade Fire's 2007 album Neon Bible) on the system and Butler didn't disappoint.

In a video shared on Twitter (watch it here), by @ArcadeFireTube, Butler is seen singing along to the song, even shaking off the awkwardness of karaoke performances by walking around the venue with the mike, thrilling fans and patrons. Read more here.

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Limited Edition Chris Squire Box Set Coming This Spring

(Glass Onyon) Esoteric Recordings have announced that they will be releasing a special limited edition boxed set and a 2 disc CD set from Yes legend Chris Squire on April 27th.

The Fish Out Of Water limited edition boxed set will include 2CD, 2DVD, 1LP and 2x7-inch single. Were sent the following details about the special release of Squire's 1975 solo album:

Recorded in the late Spring and Summer of 1975 whilst Yes was on hiatus as members recorded their respective solo albums, Fish Out Of Water was a breath-taking work, and equal in standard to any Yes album in terms of sheer invention and creativity. The album was essentially a collaboration between Chris Squire and his friend Andrew Pryce Jackman, a gifted arranger who had been a member of The Syn, Squire's pre-Yes group. The sessions saw contributions from former Yes drummer Bill Bruford, Yes keyboard player Patrick Moraz and noted musicians Mel Collins and Jimmy Hastings. Released in November 1975, Fish Out Of Water was a Top 30 chart hit in the UK and made the US Billboard Top 75 album chart, going on to sell nearly 500,000 copies worldwide. here.

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Paradise Lost Release Promo Video For Reissue Track

Paradise Lost are promoting their forthcoming reissue of their 1999 album "Host" with the release of a brand new lyric video for the track "So Much Lost".

The reissue is set to hit stores on March 19th and was remastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano, who had to say the following, "Host is a fantastic album with a stellar production.

"When I had the opportunity to remaster it, I focused on warming it up through analogue tape and giving it more of that analogue vibe since a lot of records from that period were a bit thin sounding in comparison to today's standards. The remaster resulted in more depth and bass frequencies and generally a warmer and fuller sound. I hope the fans enjoy it."

frontman Nick Holmes added: "It was interesting to revisit this stage of the band's history. It's certainly not metal thrashing mad, but I've always regarded some of our strongest material was written around this period, and I still regard So Much Is Lost as a really strong song." Watch the video here.

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Papa Roach Release 'My Medication' Video

Papa Roach have released a new music video for their track "My Medication". The song comes from the band's 2017 studio album "Crooked Teeth".

The group had the following to say about their brand new visual, "We shot the music video for My Medication in Berlin last year. Let us know your favorite part of the video."

Frontman Jacoby Shaddix spoke to Metal Hammer previously about working with production duo Colin Brittain and Nick Furlong, aka RAS, on the song.

He said, "We wanted to experiment with our music, our sound and basically what we were doing. RAS and Colin came up to work with us and we did this track called My Medication. When we finished that track, we were like, 'Yes!' Creative momentum was just exploding." Watch the video here.

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A Perfect Circle Lead Rocklahoma Lineup

Organizers of the Rocklahoma festival have announced the daily lineup for this year's event which will be taking place at the Catch the Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Ok on May 25th through 28th.

Prior to the official kickoff there will also be a Thursday Night Campground Party that will include performances from Screaming for Silence, Dark Avenue, As Above So Below, Save the Hero, Hyperdose, One Step From Falling, Weston Horn and the Hush, Ryder, Honor Amongst Thieves, Wither.

Friday night's lineup: A Perfect Circle, The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, I Prevail, Sevendust, The Used, Trivium, Yelawolf, Red Sun Rising, SOiL, Adelitas Way, Big Story, Everybody Panic, Cimino, Midnight Devils, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, ASKA, Down For Five, Agnozia, Silent Theory, KillSET, Dead Horse Trauma, Kirra, City of the Weak, Dirty Soul Revival, Dirty Blvd. Read more here.

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Welcome To Jonestown Release Lazy Video

Chicago poppunkers Welcome To Jonestown have released a brand new lyric video for their latest single "Lazy", which comes from their forthcoming EP.

The new EP is scheduled to be released digitally March 1st. It will be entitled "Go Punk Yourself! and the is the second EP release from the Windy City trio.

Jeremy Handel (Lead Vocals, Guitar), had the following to say, "We are extremely exicted to bring you our second EP Go Punk Yourself!, available for digital download March 1st!

"This time we recorded with our buddy Nick at Nook Studios in New Lenox, IL and we seriously could not be possibly more excited with the way these songs turned out. Everyone worked really hard on this and has a lot to be proud of! Please enjoy Go Punk Yourself!" Watch the video here.

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