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Led AC/DC Santana- Dio Memorial Concerts- Slash Faces- Rogers Waters Expands The Wall, Plans Retirement?- Korn TV- Free Reznor- KISS Miniature Golf- Hurt's Hurt- more

05/28/2010
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Carlos Santana is apparently doing a covers album with special guests. There are some interesting choices made for this one. ASB reports: Nas performs AC/DC's "Back in Black" with Santana, while Cocker tackles Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" and Soundgarden frontman Cornell provides vocals on a rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". Manzarek joins Santana for a new take on The Doors' "Riders on the Storm", and the guitarist insists the updated version of the song is "really far out and psychedelic". more

Classic Rock understands that two major concerts are being planned to celebrate the life of the late Ronnie James Dio. Details are sketchy at present, but what is for sure is that the gigs are going to be dubbed Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up And Shout' Memorial Concerts. They will take place in London and Los Angeles in autumn 2010. Find out who might appear here.

The reunion of legendary 1970s band The Faces is set to be a star-studded affair,Slash, Noel Gallagher, and Chris Robinson want to join the group onstage. "We've had Noel Gallagher , Kelly Jones from the Stereophonics, Chris Robinson from The Black Crows," said guitarist Ronnie Woods. "There's loads of people who have said 'Oh please let's sing with you'. And Slash is going to help us on guitar when he can fit in between his promotions." more

Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed, according to Billboard. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a statement. It's the first outing for "The Wall" in 20 years. more.

In related news, Rock Radio reports that Roger Waters will almost certainly retire from live performing after his world tour of The Wall Live, he admits. "It's likely the end of my performing days. However, I still have the fire in my belly, and I have something to say." more

A reunion of the classic Sepultura line-up almost occurred last year. Talking to altsounds.com, guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera revealed that he, drummer Igor Cavalera, guitarist Andreas Kisser and bassist Paulo Jr. were very close to a re-formation, after a phone conversation between the frontman and Kisser. more

KoRn will premiere the video for their brand new single "Oildale (Leave Me Alone)" on MTV2 on May 31 at 6 a.m. ET. This marks the worldwide unveiling of the clip and coincides with the band's week-long MTV Takeover more

Trent Reznor's new project, How To Destroy Angels, will release its debut EP as a free download next Tuesday, June 1. Fans can download the track "The Believers" now at howtodestroyangels.com. more

Dean Spunt of Los Angeles duo No Age and his friends were trying to get into a night club, the group were stopped by bouncers who "said they didn't want 'English' at the club and when Dean tried to talk to the guy some bouncer socked him on the side of his face," according to a blog post written by the band's guitarist/singer Randy Randall on Tuesday (May 25). more

Thought the KISS themed coffee house was pushing it? KISS Kondom and KISS Kaskets were a bit crass? Classic Rock says that KISS are to have their own miniature golf centre. It'll be in Las Vegas and it's being developed in association with Monster Mini Golf. more

Kataklysm have completed the recording process for their new album, "Heaven's Venom", for an August 24 release (one day earlier internationally) via Nuclear Blast Records. more

Hurt has cancelled the remaining seven dates on the bands "We Are The Numbers" tour, due to an undisclosed serious medical issue band's guitarist Paul Spatoloa has developed. more

Danko Jones have been tapped to support Guns N' Roses for five shows in Europe, reprising their role from the Canadian leg of the Chinese Democracy tour back in January. more

The supergroup formerly known as Black Country is now called Black Country Communion, its members have revealed. And the album recorded by Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian will be released unmastered, producer Kevin Shirley adds. more

TheRaveLive.com will present a free live webcast from Fear Factory on Saturday, May 29th. more

Jimi Hendrix has topped Gibson.com's list of the Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. The rest of the top five are: 2. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) 3. Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) 4. Eric Clapton (Cream, Derek and the Dominos) 5. Chuck Berry See the full list here

After 17 years, the wait is finally over... Atheist are set to enter LedBelly recording studios in Atlanta, GA on July 5th to lay the tracks down on their long-awaited, yet untitled, fourth studio album more

Earth Crisis has scrapped plans to travel to Europe this summer for shows in June and July. more

Zakk Wylde's signature guitar, autographed by Zakk himself is up for grabs on eBay. Included is a signed photo and carrying case. All proceeds from this auction will go to fund childhood cancer research through the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation more

Bon Jovi opened the New Meadowlands stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday night (May. 26) for the first of four concerts there, introducing 55,000 fans to the future Super Bowl venue and treating them to more than two hours of Bon Jovi songs. more

Anyone who presents a receipt at the door This Sunday Night, May 30th @ Cat Club in Hollywood for an online donation to the Stand Up & Shout Cancer Fund from http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/will get in FREE for a very special set in honor of Ronnie James Dio's music with a an all star lineup performing the music of Rainbow ~ Black Sabbath & DIO. -

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