Speaking to TeamRock at Download after the band played the Main Stage today (Saturday), frontman Caleb Shomo says: "That was the craziest 40 minutes of my entire life. He's a psycho, he crushed it today.
"Things happen for a reason sometimes and we're very happy with our situation right now." Guitarist Kamron Bradbury adds: "As long as he wants to be here for, we'll be happy to keep him around. He rocks." Read more here.
The group delivered a 24-song set that included the second tour appearance of the Bon Scott-era rarity "Touch Too Much" from 1979's "Highway To Hell", following its 2016 debut in Prague, Czech Republic on May 22 and only third live performance ever.
AC/DC will wrap up its 13-show European run in Dusseldorf, Germany on June 15. Rose will follow the spring shows by hooking up with Guns N' Roses for a summer stadium tour of North America that kicks off at Ford Field in Detroit, MI on June 23. Check out the videos here.
Producers say: "In this 10-episode hour-long non-scripted series, the history nerds hit the road in a journey they've waited years to take." Subjects include Stonehenge, Roswell, Mount Rushmore, the Alamo, Bletchley Park and much more.
Black Sabbath are midway through their farewell world tour, and confirmed the addition of final dates over the weekend. Watch the trailer for the new show here.
The song has a moodier feel thanks to gritty synths and a steady but structured beat. "Crash" deals with a relationship gone off the rails, but one that's made it hard for Usher to let go.
"Would you mind if I still love you?/ Would you mind if things don't last?/ Would you mind if I hold on to/ You so that I won't crash?" he sings on the chorus.
In the meantime, Usher is hard at work getting ready to release his eighth studio album. He hasn't shared a title or release date yet. Check out Usher's latest here.
On Twitter, Rock shared a meme showing a picture of Gomez onstage and dressed in a Beyonce-like outfit. Between her stance, the glow about her, and the way her hair is blowing in the wind, it's hard not to draw parallels between the singer and the way Beyonce looks onstage.
The meme states, "when you buy your formation tickets on craigslist," insinuating that Gomez is a knock-off version of Bey. Rock tweeted "This is so true" to accompany it. He didn't back down either. The very next day, he tweeted the link again and wrote "ICYMI" for those who might not have seen the first tweet. Read more here.
The track has a ghostly feel about it thanks to throwback synths that reference the original film all while putting a decidedly updated spin on things.
G-Eazy raps on the verses while Jeremih takes the chorus. "Something's got you up all night/ So tell me who you gonna call/ Bet you never saw it coming/ Bet you never saw it coming," he sings, referencing the original film's song. Read more here.
And guitarist Monteith says the UK outfit were fortunate that the lineup shuffle went as smoothly as it did - adding that writing Polaris was "very easy."
He tells TeamRock: "We've been very lucky that things have worked out musically. Whenever we've been in our various situations, things have not been difficult.
"Dan re-joining worked out really well for us, because it was like we were picking up from where we left off three years beforehand. Polaris was a very easy album to do - Dan knocked it out of the park." Read more here.
Speaking to TeamRock backstage at Download following Shinedown's set on the Lemmy Stage this afternoon, Kerch says: "We write songs about things we go through and you have to be careful what you say in this industry, because it will bite you in the ass if you're not careful.
"And the video is tongue-in-cheek. We're making fun of ourselves first and foremost, and we're making fun of the labels and management and interviews and everything else.
"All those things you hear in the video are things you've actually heard. 'We liked them better when they were fat and lazy drug addicts.' Somebody actually said that to us before. Those are all true stories." Read more here.
The project initially attracted Mayer because he saw the potential to grow when playing with the other members onstage. "The reason I wanted to be in this band was to be able to interact with it live," Mayer said, according to a press release. "It would be what I imagine an actor saying, 'I really want to be in a scene with Pacino.'"
He continued, expressing how participating in Dead & Company had stretched him, "Oh man, I have so much more connection with my guitar now than I ever think I had. This solidifies musician over celebrity." Read more here.
Frontman Aryn Jonathan Black recently said: "We love 70s music. I like maintaining pieces of that decade throughout the music, but it fails to say everything we would like to say.
"It's very important to us to keep the roots and seeds from certain trees we've planted in order to raise up an eclectic forest of majestic beauty elsewhere." Watch the video here.
Swans announced the dates to tie in with the release of their latest album The Glowing Man, out on June 17. Last year, Michael Gira and co issued a limited-edition double CD entitled The Gate, with cash raised from sales going towards recording costs for the follow-up to 2014's To Be Kind - the last album planned with the band's current lineup.
Hausswolff, meanwhile, will appear in support of her 2015 album The Miraculous. And she says she's preparing something special for her performances.
She says: "I have to pinch my arm while writing this. In October I'll join Swans as their support act on their five-week long European tour. If you know me and know my music you might also have guessed or read that I'm a huge fan of theirs." Read more and see the dates here.
Originally issued on Revere's seventh album, 1967's "Revolution!", the single hit No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the project peaked at No. 25 on the US Billboard 200.
The track is the second preview of Carlos' record following the lead single, "Do Something Real." Due June 24, "Greetings From Bunezuela!" features 13 rockers including 11 covers of songs originally done by The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Them, the Bee Gees and more. Check out the song here.
Also joining the rock star trio are caricatures of Marilyn Manson, Slash and The Prodigy's Keith Flint. The eight-foot replicas, made of polystyrene and fibreglass, have been erected in the VIP area. They were created by second year design students at Birmingham City University.
Module leader Hollie Wright says: "We've developed a strong relationship over the last eight years between our Design for Theatre, Performance and Events course and the Download Festival.
"It is such a fantastic opportunity both for our students - producing sculptures for such a high profile live event - and for a local, yet mammoth, festival to be engaging with such a unique course." Read more and see more photos of the statues here.
As she continues her legal battle against producer Dr. Luke and his Kemosabe Records, Sin City is the latest venue to welcome her gifts (and catalog of hits) into the fold.
Kesha's residency begins June 23 and follows her rapturously received Bob Dylan cover at the Billboard Music Awards. On the Vegas stage, Kesha will reportedly perform her own hits. Read more here.
CMT and Lionsgate, the company behind Nashville, finalized the deal Thursday (June 9). It will include CMT airing new episodes, which Hulu will stream after broadcast, according to The Tennessean.
Nashville's entire original cast, including Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Claire Bowen and Charles Esten, will return for the fifth season. But expect a new creative team behind the show. Read more here.
Appearing backstage on the CMT Awards on Thursday night (June 9), Lambert told the press, "I've really worked since last summer just writing and recording, so no one is more excited than me to have the next thing come through and show off what I've been doing," according to Rolling Stone Country.
She promised that she hasn't disappeared; she's just been busy. "I know I've kind of been 'not around,' but I've been around. I'm getting really close, and hopefully by mid-summer we'll have some new music people can hear," she said. Read more here.
Speaking to TeamRock at the Download festival, Mitchell says: "October, we will be back in the UK. It's 15 years of Anthology so we're gonna come back and probably do Anthology back-to-back."
Asked about his overriding memories of making and releasing the album, Mitchell says he instantly thinks of late friend and Anthology producer James Murray. Read more here.
'To say it's complicated, understatement of the year/ Well maybe conflict made it the new flavor in your ear/ They know that I'm a problem, that's why everybody scared/ Whatever doesn't kill you, can make you an ill-ionaire," she raps in the verse she released.
The video differs from the playful fare Fergie has released in the past, and shows off a stronger aesthetic vision that in many ways reflects Beyonce's Lemonade. Although Fergie's not claiming any direct influences, it's difficult to watch "Hungry (1st Byte)" and not think about Bey's visually complex and rhythmically diverse HBO special. Between the rhythmic editing and the video's strong emotional quality, Fergie seems to have taken a page out of Beyonce's book. Watch "Hungry (1st Byte)" here.
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