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New Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison Stadium Tour Dates Coming ASAP

Motley Crue have promised to share the rescheduled dates for the Stadium Tour with Def Leppard and Poison as soon as they are available.

The trek will serve as the reunion tour for Motley Crue and it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The band shared the following message via social media on Wednesday (June 3rd), "Rescheduled dates for 'The Stadium Tour' posted as soon as they're all in !"

The massive North American stadium trek was originally scheduled for this summer but the band announced it has been postponed until the summer of next year.

"On June 1st they issued the following statement: "We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available.

"The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021. The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy information will be made available shortly."

Rush Legend Neil Peart To Receive Hometown Honor

Late legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart will be honored by his hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario with the renaming of a pavilion after him.

The city council agreed to renaming on Wednesday (June 3rd) in the Port Dalhousie area after Peart after 81 percent of residents voted for him in an online poll.

The pavilion had previously been unanamed and stands near the location that inspired the song "Lakeside Park" from the iconic band's 1975 album "Caress Of Steel".

Councilman Bruce Williamson told the St. Catharines Standard, "The public voting on naming is obviously fairly conclusive. Neal Peart's been one of our most famous local individuals, and a lot of his songs have local roots, including the namesake park."

Peart died on January 7th at the age of 67 following a battle with brain cancer.

Metallica Classic Gets Classical Makeover

Classical/rock crossover pianist Ayse Deniz (Aysedeniz Gokcin) continues her mission to bring the worlds of rock and classical music together and has shared her take on a Metallica classic.

Ayse released her arrangement of Metallica's Black Album classic "Nothing Else Matters" last year and last week she shared a video of her performing the track before a concert.

She wrote, "Look what I found! My Nothing Else Matters arrangement before a concert Music by Metallica of course! My own arrangement!
Find me on insta (@ADPIanist) to take part in the new project with this music which I will announce soon! http://instagram.com/ADPianist".

The video comes ahead of the release of her new album "Hey World", which is set to be released on June 26th and it will feature her classical interpretaions of the Beatles' "Hey Jude" and Queens' -- "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Ayse has previously released albums covering music from Pink Floyd and Nirvana, among others, as well as originals and classical music pieces from renowned composers. Watch the video here.

Rolling Stones Brian Jones Documentary Set For Release

Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones documentary will be released on DVD on June 12th, along with the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album.

The documentary was made by noted filmmaker Danny Garcia (who's previous credits include The Rise And Fall Of The Clash, Looking For Johnny, Sad Vacation, STIV).

According to the synopsis, the film explores "the rise of Brian Jones and The Rolling Stones as well as the untimely death of Jones, Garcia paints an interesting and revealing picture of doomed pop star."

The limited edition Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album will pressed on red vinyl and only 1,000 copies will be made. See the tracklisting and watch the film trailer here.

Supergroup The Villa (Woe Is Me, Issues, more) Release Debut Video

The new supergroup The Villa, featuring former members of Issues, Woe Is Me, Nightmares, and Secrets, have released their debut single and video called "Turning Point".

The band is comprised of vocalist Michael Bohn (Issues, Woe Is Me), guitarist Kevin Hanson (Woe Is Me), guitarist Turner Wood (Nightmares), and bassist Michael Owens (Secrets).

Bohn had this to say about their new video, "First of all, a little bit of a backstory is we shot that video during the coronavirus pandemic. We had to be sneaky about it, so we did it at my house. It's not the craziest video, but it was cool that we were just able to pull it off.

We want to do a follow-up video to it too to explain more about it, but it's basically me starting the Villa and the coming together of everyone. Hopefully, that's in the follow-up video to make it make a little more sense. It's about being obsessed with this thing and this project and this band and me going to start my journey.

"In the lyrics, this is the start of a revolution, and it's me starting this new journey and the coming together of the Villa. I'm trying to refrain from saying cult because I don't want it to come across like that, but it has that vibe. In the follow-up video, we're hoping to show more people coming together in this whole group." Watch the video here.

In Flames Full Wacken Festival Headline Set To Stream Online

Knotfest.com have announced that this week's full concert stream will feature In Flame's full headline set from the 2018 edition of the Wacken Festival.

The full concert will stream via the festival website beginning this Friday, June 5th at 11am PST/ 2pm EST / 8pm CET which will be hosted by Beez and will feature exclusive interviews.

They have not yet announced next week's "special", but the follow week will see Suicide Silence's special 2015 benefit show at The Observatory in Santa Ana in aid of Mental Health America streaming at 2pm PST / 5pm EST, 11pm CET on June 19th .

Alan Jackson Forced To Postpone Small Town Drive-In Shows

Alan Jackson have announced that he has been forced to postpone this week's "Small Town Drive-In" concerts until next week due to the threat of tropical weather on the Gulf Coast this weekend.

The performance in Cullman originally scheduled for June 5th will now take place next Friday, June 12. The Fairhope (Mobile area) concert will be held Saturday, June 13.

We were sent these details: "With potential tropical storm conditions in the forecast for the Alabama coast on Saturday, organizers determined it's in the best interest of safety for fans and event staff that the Fairhope show be rescheduled. Given the unique nature of the staging and set up for these events, the Cullman concert is being rescheduled in conjunction with this decision.
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All purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates. Additional info about tickets and about Alan Jackson's Small Town Drive-In concerts can be found at alanjacksondrivein.com."

Singled Out: Dematerialize's Astral

Dematerialize are gearing up to release their new album "Omniscience" later this year and to celebrate we asked Jeremy Verbin to tell us about the track "Astral". Here is the story:

Our new song "Astral" is the biggest departure from our usual sound being the first song to prominently feature a strong, anthemic chorus surrounded by our usual heaviness. We set out to really push the boundaries of what we could incorporate into our writing, and the addition of clean vocals gave us a new element to use in our music.

Everyone has to deal with toxic people sometime in their life. Lyrically, the song reflects how identifying these people and moving on without them leaves room for personal growth.

Writing these new songs was a collaborative process between the four of us and our producer Cory Brunneman. "Astral" is the culmination of our efforts to expand our sound on our new EP, which is coming out this Summer with more PUNISHING RIFFS FROM DOWN BELOW.

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

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