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Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake, Night Ranger Tour Announced

Sammy Hagar & The Circle have confirmed the dates and details for a U.S. tour this summer that will also feature Whitesnake and Night Ranger.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on July 9th at the iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL and will be wrapping up on September 20th at the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA.

Hagar had the following to say about the trek and touring with Whitesnake's David Coverdale, "I love some friendly competition onstage, and that's exactly what this is going to be.

"David [Coverdale and I have nothing but the highest respect for one another, but we would also like to blow the other guy off the stage!

"Add in Night Ranger and the fans will have one hell of a night of music."

Coverdale added about hitting the road with The Circle (Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson), "The Red Rocker and the Snake??? OMG ... I wanna see that show myself!!! I'm a big fan of Sammy Hagar, Michael, Vic and Jason, We're gonna have a blast together!! See y'all there, people!!!"

Hagar and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale also teamed up for an announcement video entitled "TEA-QUILA". Watch the clip here and see the dates here.

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Ozzy Osbourne Hopes To Resume Tour Amid Health Struggles

Ozzy Osbourne said this weekend that he is still hoping to embark on his upcoming No More Tours 2 farewell trek following his revelation that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The metal legend shared the diagnoses earlier this month and is gearing up to hit the road for his farewell tour, which was delayed last year because of his health issues.

Ozzy and his daughter Kelly were on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles and appeared on CBS's coverage. Osbourne said (via CoS), "This last year has been hell for me. I've had surgery on my neck. I've announced to the world that I've got Parkinson's. It's been one rock 'n' roll year for me."

He said of possibility of going through with the tour, "If I'm well enough, I'll work towards it. I'm having physical therapy every day, five days a week. I'm trying, doing the best I can. Neck surgery's not easy."

Kelly added, "Seeing how far Dad's come this year and how far he's come in the last week alone has just been incredible. I think coming out and telling his truth has been a weight lifted off of his shoulders. And even his physical therapist is saying how far you have moved forward in this last week is insane."

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Disturbed, Staind, Bad Wolves Announce Summer Tour

Disturbed have recruited the reunited Staind and Bad Wolves to join them on a North American tour that will celebrating the 20th anniversary of their hit album "The Sickness".

The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour will include 31-dates and is scheduled to kick off on July 15th in Maryland Heights, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

The band will be performing songs from the classic album, along with fan favorites from their entire catalog until through their latest studio album "Evolution". See the dates for the summer trek here.

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Aerosmith Announce 50th Anniversary Concert

(hennemusic) Aerosmith have announced their plans to perform a very special 50th anniversary stadium concert in their hometown of Boston, MA this fall.

The September 18 event - with guests Extreme - will see the legendary rockers take the stage at Fenway Park as part of the milestone celebrations this year marking the 1970 formation of the group.

In the midst of celebrating 50 years as a band, Aerosmith was recently honored as the MusiCares Person Of The Year for their considerable philanthropic efforts and undeniable impact on American music history, along with an their recent Grammys performance at Sunday night's Awards. Find ticket on sale detailshere.

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David Lee Roth Aimed To Go Beyond Van Halen With Solo Band

David Lee Roth has reiterated that he aimed to go beyond Van Halen when he putting together his backing band for his current solo residency in Las Vegas.

The Van Halen frontman will also taking the band on the road when he supports KISS on the latest leg of their End Of The Road farewell tour this year.

Roth spoke about the difference between his solo band and Van Halen during a recent interview with Las Vegas based podcast PodKats!. He explained, "I put together a double-guitar, three-guitars approach, because we're not making any effort to replicate Van Halen live.

"That's guitar, bass, drums, Eddie [Van Halen], wonderful. No, this is the album. We start the way the album sounds, and man, that's a high hurdle. It requires multiple guitars. This will change your haircut.

"I told the band, 'Let's not give the band a name. It's not the David Lee Roth Band. This has its own sound. The sound is serious - give it a serious name. Why don't we call the sound Horses Of God? Let's see if you f***ing add up to that'.

"I take it very seriously when I get out there in the music department. This is not a tribute band; it's not a backup band. This has taken me about four years to really bring it around.

"Most acts take six, eight weeks to bring the full production together. We'll have put in eight months in preparation for the music in the same spirit that the original Van Halen was built. The average age in this band now is 25 years old, and they're ready to plug in."

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Primitive Race Reveal Replacement For Late Chuck Mosley

Primitive Race have announced that they have recruited Paw frontman Mark Hennessy as their new lead vocalist, replacing the late Faith No More and Bad Brains icon Chuck Mosley.

Chris Kniker had this to say, "I always said you just don't replace Chuck Mosley. So, to continue Primitive Race I knew we would need to push into new territory. I was always a big fan of Paw and I think that Mark (Hennessy) brings a whole new tool belt to what we're doing. It's exciting to have this new chapter."

Hennessy added, "I was a big fan of Chuck so to be carrying the torch in Primitive Race is something special. I'm going to just be myself and work on adding a new element to the band. I really like what the guys are doing, and It's been fun to get started writing for this record." Check out a video of Mark singing with Paw here.

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Mark Morton Shares Video For Cover Of Pearl Jam Classic

Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton has released a music video for his cover of the Pearl Jam classic "Black" that feature a guest appearance from Mark Morales.

The track comes from Mark's brand new solo EP "Ether". Morton had this to say about why he covered the track, "The early '90s were such an important and vibrant time for rock music in general, and I feel like 'Black' is one of the great songs from that era.

"Our approach in covering it was to present a super stripped-down version, sticking the essence of the song. It's got a very lonely feel to it and Mark Morales delivered an absolutely incredible vocal performance."

Watch the video here.

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Richie Kotzen Releasing 50 Songs For His 50th Birthday

Richie Kotzen has announced very special plans for his 50th birthday. He will be releasing a three-disc, 50 song collection on February 3rd.

Entitled "50 For 50", the release will feature 50 previously unreleased compositions produced, performed and written by Kotzen. He explained the project, "The idea of a 50 song album came to me while I was on tour sometime last year.

"I had completed what would have been your typical 10 to 12 song album and was anticipating a 2020 release. Somewhere along the line, I discovered a few completed songs that for whatever reason were never released.

"Along with that, I found a massive collection of material that was in various forms of completion. Some songs had drums bass and piano with no vocal, other songs were nothing more than a bass line and a vocal melody and so on. I decided to take that summer and fall, stay in the studio, and see how many of these ideas I could bring to completion.

"The concept was to include the already completed works and finish the other ideas and then stop once I reached 50 songs. Reality is we've got way more sitting on the hard drives waiting for attention.

"I figured if I can walk out of the studio with 50 songs (that I like) mixed and mastered, I can release a 50 song package on my 50th birthday."

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Kasim Sulton's Utopia Announces Tour

Acclaimed bass player Kasim Sulton has announced that he will be celebrating his legacy with the progressive rock band Utopia with a short tour.

The tour will feature Sulton and a full band performing a setlist of Utopia songs that he hand picked that will span the 10 albums he appears on, including deep cuts as well as many more familiar songs.

"My career began with Utopia," says Sulton. "I can't think of a better way to honor my work with Todd, Roger, and Willie than to do a string of performances that showcase the special and unique music we created together."

See the Kasim Sulton's Utopia dates and band lineup here.

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Singled Out: Paige Cora's The Good Side Of Desire

Paige Cora just released her new album "Instant in Time" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the song "The Good Side Of Desire". Here is the story:

"The Good Side of Desire" came out of the need to express a change in my life, where I was tapping into a truer version of myself. I had moved from my hometown of Toronto to a farmhouse in rural Ontario, and had extracted pieces of who I was in Toronto to fit into this new way of life. Suddenly, I had nature all around me, room to fit a real piano in my kitchen where I wrote the record, and space to start rescuing feral cats and helping injured wildlife. It was like this whole other Paige emerged. Suddenly the word "desire" didn't have a tempting or seductive quality, it meant fulfilling my life desires on an internal level. Feeling whole, and balanced, seeking inward. The lyric in the second verse speaks to this, "Waiting in the wings/dark and somber/watching the play/fall out of order." It felt like I was witnessing this change in my life, but I just had to accept it and embrace it. It wasn't where I thought I would ever be, but it was the exact place I needed to. The rest of the song speaks to my partner, who guided me through this time with so much understanding and light. I think of him when I sing it, and the special timeframe when we both uprooted our lives.

This track production was inspired by Daniel Lanois and Peter Gabriel. The ethereal soundscape at the beginning paints a dream-like vignette, that snaps back into reality as the band joins in. "Solsbury Hill" by Gabriel was the catalyst to the production direction, making the track constantly feel like it's traveling forward, with a heavy focus on guitar. Frank Grizanti, who played guitar on the record, gave us so much to work with, he's incredible. Between him and engineer Jae Daniel, we found that cinematic guitar shimmer that pulls you in right at the top.

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

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KISS And Other Rock Stars React To Kobe Bryant's Death

KISS frontman Paul Stanley, Five Finger Death Punch's Chris Kael, Whitesnake's David Coverdale are among the rock stars who have reacted to the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant who died on Sunday at the age of 41.

The former Los Angeles Lakes player was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Ca. Four others, including Kobe's 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in the crash.

KISS star Paul Stanley shared his sadness about the news with the following tweet, "WOW! Kobe. Such A Shock. My Condolences To His Wife And Children. Very, very sad. #KobeBryant".

Five Finger Death Punch's Chris Kael wrote, "Having a bad day? @kobebryant would gladly trade you. Shut the f*** up and have some appreciation for the life that you DO have. Life is short. Don't take it for granted. #Gratitude #Perspective #RIPKobe"

Former Journey singer Jeff Scott Soto wrote, "This is too hard to process, too hard to believe, I'm a complete wreck right now, I'll have to find my game face to perform tonight, I can't stop bawling, this man meant so much to me, my son and all of Los Angeles.... The WORLD! I apologize in advance for the flood of attention I will pay on this individual, an absolute legend! @kobebryant #ripkb"

Whitesnake's David Coverdale tweeted a link to an article about the crash and wrote "Oh No!!"

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Tool Win Best Metal Grammy Award

Tool took home the Best Metal Performance Grammy for their track "7empest" during the pre-telecast event on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the award at the event. They bet out Candlemass, Death Angel, I Prevail, and Killswitch Engage for the honor.

This was the fourth Grammy Award for the acclaimed band. They had previously won Best Metal Performance (1998, "Ænima"), Best Metal Performance (2002, "Schism") and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

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Chris Cornell Wins Posthumous Grammy Award

(hennemusic) Chris Cornell has won a posthumous Grammy Awards for his self-titled 2018 compilation. The team that put together the collection - which presents material from Cornell's extensive career as a solo artist and work with Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog and Audioslave - has been recognized in the Best Recording Package category, highlighting the work of Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, Jeff Fura and Joe Spix.

"We are all rooting for you!," tweeted Vicky Cornell. "Thank you for your incredible work, dedication and loud love! Chris would be so proud."

The set competed for the 2020 honor alongside packages delivering the music of Voces Del Bullerengue, The Muddy Basin Ramblers, Bon Iver and Intellexual.

Cornell's win was announced as one of the pre-show awards ahead of the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Read morehere.

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Stone Temple Pilots Cancel Tour Due To Injury- Duff McKagan Talks Collaboration With Ozzy Osbourne- Metallica Star Reacts To Rock Hall Snubbings- Disturbed- Roger Waters- more

Don't Hold Breath For Van Halen Says Roth- Metallica and Dave Mustaine Jams Healed Rift- Guns N' Roses New Album Speculation Addressed By Slash- Ozzy Osbourne- more

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