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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 dateshere.
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 posthere.
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 dateshere.
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 dateshere.
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 EPright here!
"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 morehere.
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 posthere.
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 dateshere.
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 videohere.
"We've been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time," Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale said in a statement. "We are a few of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere."
Maria Brink of In This Moment added, "I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour. It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn't be more perfect. Lzzy and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!"
The tour also includes some stops at music festivals, including Jacksonville, Florida's Rockville 2018 (April 27); Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Fort Rock (April 28); and Charlotte, North Carolina's Carolina Rebellion (May 5). See the dateshere.
The Nashville stop has been confirmed to be the display's final stop on its U.S. tour. Previous locations included New York City and Chicago. Before it hit the U.S., Exhibitionism debuted at London's Saatchi Gallery in April of 2016.
"We're all in for a rare treat," Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum CEO and founder Joe Chambers said in an official statement. "Hosting The Rolling Stones Exhibit and pairing it with our museum that celebrates the achievements of all musicians around the globe establishes a can't-miss destination worth traveling from anywhere for music fans."
The exhibit was created with the help of the Rolling Stones and features a collection of themed spots displaying more than 500 Stones artifacts, such as guitars, posters, costumes, photos and more. Read morehere.
This week I'm very happy to share a song I've been working on for a long time. This tune also now has a brand new music video that looks like it was shot on Mars. It might as well have!
It is by far the best music video I had done to date, It'll be a tough one to outdo for sure! The tune Tomb Of The Gods is a very straight forward Hard Rock Instrumental melodic tune with a middle eastern twist to it.
This tune came to me as I was teaching and explaining the Phrygian mode to a student and demonstrating it. As it turns out the Phrygian mode was considered to be a warlike mode in ancient Greek music, so I thought the name was appropriate as well.
Sometimes while explaining a concept on the guitar and demonstrating it to another human being can inspire one to write something right on the spot, that was definitely the case here. I can tell you I'm very happy I gave that one particular guitar lesson as it gave birth to a song I will be playing for the rest of my life, It gave birth to what is now my absolute best music video and it gave birth to a piece of music that did not exist before but because of that one lesson it will now see the light of day for many many years to come.
Another thing that immediately comes to mind when I think about Tomb Of The Gods is the incredible guest guitar solo by none other than Satchel of Steel Panther! This is an exclusive on the album version of this tune. The experience of collaborating with Satchel was a very exciting and pleasant experience. I am forever grateful to him for taking part in this and I am absolutely loving the result, as I'm sure anyone who will be hearing it on the album. Hearing his guitar playing in a slightly different context than Steel Panther is already real interesting in and of its own to say the least! Satchel is one of the very top guitar players we have in this day and age, His style is very melodic, tasteful, elegant and delivered with great time feel and flawless technique. I think Tomb Of The Gods already has many special things associated with it even before the record is released! I can't wait to see how the world reacts to it once it's been out there for a while!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
"Next to Me" arrives with a slew of new U.S. tour dates that kick off June 5 in Hartford, CT. The new dates run through August 10, when the band touches down in Tampa, FL. Singer/Songwriter Grace VanderWaal will join the guys as the support act. See the full tour itinerary below.
Tickets are on sale to the general public starting Saturday, March 3 at 10am local time via Live Nation. Fans can register starting now, Wednesday, February 21 at 12pm ET through Sunday, February 25 at 3pm ET for free access to the Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale, which will allow vetted fans to purchase tickets before the general public starting Tuesday, February 27th at 10am local time through Friday, March 2nd at 10pm local time. See the dates and listen to the new songhere.
The band first recorded the tune for their 1998 compilation album, "Garage Inc.", with their studio version going on to win a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2000.
"Garage Inc." featured Metallica covers of tracks by several acts, including Black Sabbath, Bob Seger and Misfits, as well as the group's 1987 collection, "The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited", which will be reissued on its own 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 Budgie, Killing Joke and Diamond Head. Read morehere.
Late last year, My Bloody Valentine bandleader Kevin Shields announced "all analogue" vinyl reissues of their two classic albums Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991). As it turns out, the band secretly included a special "alternative cut" of Isn't Anything with the initial shipments of the albums.
In a post on Twitter, the band wrote, "Just wanted to let you know that we have now run out of the free extra isn't anything alternative cut and pressing that we are giving away. Thanks to everybody who bought the initial run!" Read morehere.
The project captures the UK band live during an April 6, 1968 set at the newly-opened Manhattan venue in the days that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, TN.
As the first British rock act to headline the club, The Who were originally scheduled to play four shows over a two-night run; however, because of feared social unrest in the wake of Dr King's assassination, it was decided to compact the shows into one per night.
Due to faulty equipment or human error, only part of The Who's April 5 performance was recorded, but the second night was fully captured and has now been restored and mixed by long time Who sound engineer Bob Pridden from the original four-track tapes.
"Live At The Fillmore East 1968" presents classic tracks by the band alongside three Eddie Cochran classics: "My Way," "Summertime Blues", and the never before released Who version of "C'mon Everybody."
Also featured is a rare cover version of "Fortune Teller" written by Allen Toussaint, originally recorded by Benny Spellman but made famous by The Rolling Stones.
An epic, 30-plus-minute version of "My Generation" fills out the entire second disc as the show ends with a climax of guitar-smashing and drum-trashing. Read morehere.
Fresh off their GRAMMY win for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Portugal. The Man delivered a spirited version of "Live In The Moment" with their special guests.
The BK Steppers are a Brooklyn-based marching band founded at the Jackie Robinson Center for Physical Culture. They wore signature blue uniforms and backed the group on a variety of hand-held instruments. For the P.S. 22 chorus from Staten Island, New York, this is the second time they have performed with Portugal. The Man, the band first visited their school last summer.
Portugal. The Man are currently out on their 2018 tour with more dates just added, catch them live this summer. Watch the band perform "Live In The Moment" on 'Colbert'here.
"This show and staging will be unlike any we've ever done, and will feature a set unlike any we've ever played," Corgan wrote on social media. "For if this is a chance at a new beginning, we plan on ushering it in with a real bang."
The band's reunion lineup features Corgan, guitarist James Iha, third guitarist Jeff Schroeder and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (all but Schroeder were in the original band, which formed in Chicago in 1988). It is still unknown who will play bass on the group's upcoming tour.
Corgan also shared a setlist from a Pumpkins concert in Chicago in 1995. In the caption, he pointed out that the band tested unreleased material on that tour.
"It's important to mention we played all these songs (the Mellon Collie ones) before they were released, which would be unthinkable today given file sharing and so on," he wrote. See both postshere.
The epic closing track from the group's second album, "Strange Days", was stretched even further in concert, says drummer John Densmore. "Playing that song was intense," Densmore tells Rolling Stone. "I had to take a deep breath before playing it, because it's not a little three-minute pop ditty. This was our second epic, after 'The End'. 'The End' was like a love song and then 'When the Music's Over was a statement. You know, 'We want the world and we want it now.'
"We developed it over time, vamping in the middle section, as Jim would throw in whatever poetry things he wanted. I'm real proud of it, because I had this impulse to stop the beat in the middle, and Ray kept the bass line going and Jim said, 'What have they done to the Earth? ... They stuck her with knives.' And I started stabbing the cymbals like knives. It was like freeform poetry in music.
"The Who did 'Tommy' that night at the Isle Of Wight," he adds. "They did an opera, we did a symphony."
Directed by Murray Lerner, "Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970" captures the historic last concert ever filmed of The Doors, whose August 29 performance was featured alongside sets by The Who, ELP, Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After and Joni Mitchell, among others.here.
The 1972 project combined tracks from Townshend's private pressings of his tributes to his spiritual guru Meher Baba - 1970's "Happy Birthday" and 1972's "I Am" - as well as demos from the unrealized concept album "Lifehouse", part of which became The Who's classic "Who's Next" album.
The 2-CD expanded version of "Who Came First" features the original album's nine tracks plus a second disc of eight previously unreleased tracks, new edits, alternative versions and live performances.
The eight-panel tall-format digipak includes new sleeve notes written by Pete himself, plus the original poster from the 1972 release and a 24-page booklet with rare images of Townshend at Eel Pie Sound, his home studio in Twickenham and performing at Meher Baba's shrine in India.
The cover photo of Pete standing on 500 eggs was originally shot back in 1972 by Graham Hughes (who also photographed the cover of The Who's "Quadrophenia" album) and has been restored and retouched by Graham for this new limited edition.here.
New Musical Express Editor-In-Chief Mike Williams presented Gallagher with the special award, saying his appointment to the Godlike Genius rankings was "extra special" compared to previous winners.
"This is a man who understands exactly what it means to be a rock'n'roll star," said Williams before welcoming the rocker to the stage. "Through his history, the tunes, the swagger, and the sense of humor, Liam is one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. He's a frontman who knows the job description - look cool, belt it out, be totally Godlike. No one does it quite like LG."
"I want to dedicate this to my mam and my army of songwriters, past and present. The parka monkeys," said Gallagher as he accepted the honor.
The 2018 event recognized UK and international artists, including Kasabian ("Best Live Artist"), Shirley Manson of Garbage ("NME Icon"), and Alt-J ("Best Bitish Band"), among others. Watch the video clips from the show and read morehere.
"I hope they don't have the internet wherever you are," Francis Bean captioned next to lovely vintage photo of the Nirvana frontman playing with a baby Francis Bean in a wading pool. "I feel like that would be counterproductive. Regardless, Happy Birthday to an angel."
Her post followed one from her mother and Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, shared earlier in the day. See Francis Bean's posthere.
The jazzy-tinged ballad follows the lead single, "Meadow", and follow-up, "Roll Me Under", as the third song previewed from the band's first studio record with new lead singer Jeff Gutt.
The Michigan rocker made his live debut with the group during an exclusive November 14 show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. In addition to previously-announced dates in March and festival dates this spring, Stone Temple Pilots recently added a series of new concert dates in May.
"With so much time and experience gone by in life, we feel compelled to dig back into a 30-year catalog and really try to reflect and choose what songs haven't been performed live," says bassist Robert DeLeo of the band's return to live action. "We want to give people who have come to see us in the past a chance to hear something they haven't heard before at previous STP shows. We want to celebrate this time in our lives with our performances." Listen to the songhere.
The veteran UK metal band's eighteenth studio album was recorded last year with producers Andy Sneap and Tom Allom. Sneap will join Judas Priest on guitar alongside Richie Faulkner for their Firepower world tour - which begins in Wilkes Barre, PA on March 13 - following news that longtime axeman Glenn Tipton has retired from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
"Ten years ago, Glenn was diagnosed to have the onset of the early stages of Parkinson's," says the group about the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, "from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important.
"Right now, Glenn is able to play and perform some of the Priest songs that are less challenging but, due to the nature of Parkinson's progression, he wants to let you all know that he won't be touring as such.
"True to the metal spirit of 'the show must go on'," they add, "Glenn has requested Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him."
Formed in Birmingham, UK in 1969, Tipton joined Judas Priest in time for the recording of their 1974 debut album, "Rocka Rolla"; his twin-lead guitar work with K.K. Downing provided a signature sound for the group through the years.
"I want everyone to know that it's vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band - it's simply that my role has changed," explains Tipton. "I don't rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future I'm really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again"
"We have been privileged to witness Glenn's determination and steadfast commitment over the years," says Tipton's bandmates, "showing his passion and self belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest - he is a true metal hero!
"We are not surprised by Glenn's insistence that we complete the Firepower tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glenn's wishes become real - as Glenn has said we also can't wait to have him with us at any time any place on the road..... We love you Glenn!" Check out the song preview
"I love being on stage with Micky," Nesmith said in a statement. "We've been collaborating for over 50 years, so it's hard to believe it's never been just the two of us. I'm excited to dust off some tunes that I haven't played for a long time too. These are going to be some fun shows."
"Right from the get-go, I admired Mike's songs. When we used to get together around the campfire to sing in the early days, we were always doing his songs," Dolenz added. "We always had such a great a vocal blend; he was the one who encouraged me to write songs of my own. I've always been a big fan and now we finally get to do the Mike & Micky show that we riffed on back when we were shooting The Monkees."
The band's other surviving member, Peter Tork, will not appear on this tour. According to a release, he's staying busy with work on Relax Your Mind, a new album by Tork and Shoe Suede Blues that pays tribute to the music of Lead Belly. The album is out now via CD Baby and Bandcamp. Read more including the dateshere.
This song was originally written for a new, young German symphonic metal band about 3 years ago. I wrote the music and the lyrics were composed by a business acquaintance of mine and the song was presented to the producer of the new album. Unfortunately just before the album was recorded for Universal, they changed producers and so the song was left unused. It sat around doing nothing until we put together the songs for the new Ignore The Sign album at which point it occurred to me it would be a great platform for the song.
My 16 year old son Jason Mann is already a fantastic songwriter so I got together with him to rehash the song. We kept the basic arrangement and he wrote a completely new set of lyrics for it. He loves to write ambiguous lyrics, meaning that they paint a picture which is open to interpretation by the listener in a way that they feel the song can reflect what's going on in their own lives. He really captured the mood and power of the song and creates such incredible scenarios like "I can hear your screams come from the door" and "the dream still keeps alive the pain". Every one of us can interpret these lyrics in our own way and for me this is partly why it's such a powerful song.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
It was also announced that Chance The Rapper will receive the 2018 iHeartRadio Innovator Award; and Camila Cabello will be honored with the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award live from the Forum in Los Angeles.
Previously announced performers include Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello and Charlie Puth. The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, March 11th live on TBS, TNT and truTV At 8 pm ET/5 pm PThere.
The Metallica footwear line is available in two new styles. The Sk8-Hi Reissue features "full grain leather upper and tonal deco-stitched Sidestripe with an etched Metallica logo on the sidewall with a wrapped version on the quarter panels."
Meanwhile, the Classic Slip-On features "an all-over logo print across the vamp and is finished with the same engraved logo on the sidewalls." Read morehere.
The comedy metal band teamed up with Ntoonz to create the new animated video and have released it amidst their current North American tour in support of the album that was released last spring.
Following the current outing the band just announced that they will be heading down under in May. They had this to say, "Australia, here we come! We're bringing the Sunset Strip party Down Under with us. All your favorite Panther hits plus our favorite heavy metal songs from the bands we love. Never made it to LA in the 80s? Don't worry, we've got you covered." Watch the new videohere.
Also playing a large role in the show is Berninger's brother Tom, best known for directing and starring in the 2013 National documentary, Mistaken for Strangers.
In the doc, Tom Berninger's persona is the "sort of amiable, slightly doughier version of Matt that's nine years younger and still lives at their parents' home in Cincinnati" (via Rolling Stone) has made him something of a folk hero among the band's fans.
Matt Berninger said, "We're hoping it's a comedy!" when speaking with Double J in Australia about the new show being created with Tom, writer Carin Besser (Matt Berninger's wife), and Australian filmmaker Trent O'Donnell and his wife. (via Pitchfork). Read more
Now, Barker's son Landon is eager to follow in dad's ink-stained footsteps. "My son's 14 and he asks me every day," Barker told TMZ when asked if he had an age limit on when his kids will be allowed to go under the gun.
"Yeah, but there's an obsession with kids and face tattoos now. Yeah, every rapper and you know Lil Pump played his birthday party," Barker added when prompted about the "Gucci Gang" rapper.
"I don't know there was like this danger about it when I was a kid, like I was 15 with tattoos, but it wasn't easy to remove them. And it really said something if you were walking around with tattoos," the drummer elaborated. "It was a job stopper. For me, I did it so I never had to get a normal job, but I explain to them you have to have the same hustle I did."
"He would love face tattoos. Yeah, he would love it, but I tell him, 'Until you've walked in my shoes and you're ready to hustle like dad did, you can't get face tattoos.'" Read morehere.
Gallagher had a chat with a group of British school children, all eager for answers to pressing questions regarding his favorite Disney movie (that would be Finding Nemo) and harassing him about his U.K. football allegiances.
One of the youngsters seems to have Gallagher pegged, labeling him as "very naughty" after asking him if he gets sweets after a good performance (Gallagher's response: "Yeah, sort of ").
Watch Liam Gallagher being interviewed by the kidshere.
Alex is also scheduled to perform at the MSD Benefit Concert for Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS shooting victims being held this Friday 2/23 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
He will also play the Music Opening Party presented by Greater Fort Lauderdale's Underground at 9:00 pm followed by the Riptide Music Festival showcase, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am at The Main I at SXSW on March 13th. Watch the videohere.
"Well, we're planning to get together and talk about it," says Plant, who is currently playing dates on a brief North American tour in support of his latest album, "Carry Fire." "Basically, it's very difficult to find stuff that still is unheard, and not only will it be 50 years, but it'll be, next year, 38 years since John [Bonham] passed away. And the great thing about Led Zeppelin was that we didn't chronicle ourselves; we just kind of went from town to town and sang songs and played guitars and stuff. And then went about our lives.
"The whole idea of chronicling the life of people in bands In a way, I wish that we had more stuff to look at, but there will be a book of photographs and stuff. But some of it will be particularly interesting, I think. Beyond that, musically, there's bits and pieces lying around, but not an album or anything like that. But there will be a celebration, I'm sure, somewhere. A cork will pop! [makes sound effects]."
Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995. Read morehere.
The tune was recorded in December of 1969 by the trio that would come to be known as Band Of Gypsys - Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles - after attempts by the Jimi Hendrix Experience in previous years had failed to deliver a satisfactory version for the Seattle rocker.
"Jimi's true home was the studio - that's where the music and the magic happened," says engineer Eddie Kramer. "He loved everything about recording, and it's been my distinct pleasure and an honor to play a part in that process both then and now.
"The first thing is you put the tape on and you listen to it and the hairs just stand up right on the back of your neck and you go, 'Oh my God. This is too (expletive) incredible. It's an incredible thing. Forty, 50 years later here we are and I'm listening to these tapes going, 'Oh my God, that's an amazing performance.'"
The 13-track set - which includes 10 unreleased tunes - marks the third volume in a trilogy from the Hendrix archives, following 2010's "Valleys Of Neptune" and 2013's "People, Hell And Angels." Read more and stream the songhere.
The band delivered the "Concrete And Gold" track at the city's O2 Arena atop the roof of a makeshift house - just as they did in the song's official video - during their first-ever performance at the annual UK event.
The Foos were named International Group at the 2018 awards, ahead of fellow nominees Arcade Fire, Haim, The Killers and LCD Soundsystem; the win marked the band's fourth in the category and fifth Brit Award overall, including a 2008 honor for "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" as Best International Album.
"This one goes out to all the musicians who get up on stage and plug in and play," said Dave Grohl. "And long live rock and roll."
The UK event follows last month's Grammy Awards, where the Foo Fighters picked up a win in the "Best Rock Song" category - a songwriters award - for "Run", while losing out in the "Best Rock Performance" field to a tune by Leonard Cohen. Watch the performance and acceptance speech here.
The concert was held at Royal Albert Hall in London, one year to the day after Harrison passed away from cancer. This year, the concert is being made available on home video and as an added bonus, will be screened in movie theaters across North America. Footage has been remastered and optimized for the big screen.
The concert mourns Harrison's loss while celebrating his life. Clapton and McCartney collaborate on live renditions of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and 'For You Blue," while another segment features Monty Python actors performing some of Harrison's favorite sketches. Read morehere.
The second single from their tenth album topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart upon its release as the band were playing warm-up dates for the WorldWired tour in South America.
Nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award, "Atlas, Rise!" lost out to the Foo Fighters' track "Run" in Best Rock Song category at the 60th annual event last month, while the project failed to take home the honors in the Best Rock Album field after it was presented to The War On Drugs.
The latest recognition marked Metallica's 22nd and 23rd Grammy nominations, while the band have won nine times since 1989. Following the Grammy shutout, Metallica will receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize during a June 14 ceremony in Stockholm. Watch the video here.
The track from Gallagher's solo debut, "As You Were", was partially inspired by a meeting the rocker and his son Lennon had years ago with Yoko Ono in New York City.
"We go to Yoko's house in the Dakota building," the singer tells NME. "We go in there and in the kitchen - she invites us in and makes us a cup of tea - and she's got this banner, massive banner round the kitchen, and I said 'Oh, what does that mean?' and she goes 'Oh John asked the same question when we went to Japan to meet my parents.'
"Anyway it says 'while I've been hibernating, I've been gathering my wings', and it was when he stopped making music. So I thought, write that down. So anyway, years go by, I've been trying to get it in to a song, could never get it in, and then it happened on that."
"As You Were" topped the UK album charts upon its release last fall and reached No. 30 on the US Billboard 200. Watch the late night performance here.
The intergalactic mash-up is the work of one Chris Galegar, with the video results shared by the War Starts at Midnight podcast. Matching the high-octane energy of the Beastie Boys track with the explosive visual imagery of the Star Wars trailer makes for an inspired match.
Check out the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, which contains explicit lyrics,here.
'Finally' It's been 3 years since our last album and we are so ready to share new music with the world," 5SOS told fans. 'After spending the last 5 years on the road since the age of 16, it was important we took time to reflect as individuals and now we're coming back stronger and more unified than ever. These songs mean the world to us and we have held nothing back in writing and recording this album. We've been rehearsing a lot of the new songs live and can't wait to get back out on tour to connect with our incredible fans."
"Want You Back" is the opening salvo from the group's upcoming third studio album, which is finally set to see the light of day later this year.
Listen to "Want You Back" below and get a preview of what 5 Seconds of Summer have in store for 2018 and check out their North American dateshere.