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Van Halen's ninth studio album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, debuted at #1 and stayed there for three weeks during the summer of 1991. It was the third consecutive #1 album from singer Sammy Hagar, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

An Expanded Edition of the album is available now from Rhino, including a newly remastered version of the original, along with previously unreleased audio and video footage from Van Halen's December 4, 1991, concert in Dallas, Texas. (continue)

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Guns N' Roses and Velvet Recover star Slash the iconic, GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist and songwriter has kicked off his first-ever nationwide S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival Blues tour as his "Orgy Of The Damned" album claims another week atop the Blues Album Chart.

On the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. trek, SLASH handpicked an all-star Blues lineup with Warren Haynes Band, Keb' 'Mo, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Robert Randolph, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales, ZZ Ward, Jackie Venson, and Larkin Poe. SLASH and his Blues Ball Band--Johnny Griparic (bass), Teddy 'ZigZag' Andreadis (keys/vocals), Michael Jerome (drums), and Tash Neal (vocals/guitars)--also perform on all S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival dates, among other special guest vocalists. (continue)

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Bullets and Octane, the acclaimed hard-hitting rock band from Southern California, are set to unleash their latest single/video "No One Gets Out Alive," featuring renowned guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol). Following the success of their recent single "Vampires," the band is gearing up to captivate audiences once again with their electrifying sound.

On the new single, vocalist Gene Louis raves, "Working with Steve Stevens on 'No One Gets Out Alive' has been an electrifying experience, blending his iconic guitar prowess with our relentless energy. Steve is not only a virtuoso but also an incredible collaborator who brought out the best in all of us. This hard-hitting track is a testament to our shared passion for pushing musical boundaries and delivering an unforgettable experience. Get ready to feel the adrenaline surge as we prove that with Steve's legendary touch, nobody rocks harder than Bullets and Octane." (continue)

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The definitive, deep dive into John Lennon's oft-overlooked and underappreciated 1973 album, Mind Games - The Ultimate Collection, is out now digitally, on vinyl, CD, and in two lavish box sets - a Standard Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition, which is part art piece, part time capsule and part puzzle.

Sean Ono Lennon says: We've been working on the box sets of Mind Games for years now. Initially I thought 'Mind Games... game... What if we 'gamified' Mind Games? So that's all I'll say for now, but there are many levels to this release, including the box sets and far beyond - that will slowly unravel - and I hope will potentially entertain and engage everyone for possibly years to come. (continue)

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Indie rock band, The National Parks are thrilled to release their new single "Scenic Route" that is out now. "Scenic Route" Is off their new album Wild Spirit to be released August 23rd.

The band says, "I felt like my head was spinning for a lot of reasons. I was overwhelmed and feeling weighed down. But when I wrote this song, it felt like breathing slowly for the first time in a long time. (continue)

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Following his viral, Top 40 smash "Bad Feeling (Oompa Loompa)" and his European arena tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars, alt-pop sensation Jagwar Twin has teamed up with longtime friends lovelytheband for the release of his new single and video "tomorrow [ANGLE OF ETERNITY]" via Big Loud Rock.

Reminding us to come together as sharing experiences with the people we walk through life with also helps us to understand ourselves, "tomorrow [ANGLE OF ETERNITY]" is a soaring arena-ready anthem about living in the moment which explodes with driving guitars and a propulsive drum pattern. (continue)

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Iconic Bay Area thrash metal pioneers Testament are proud to announce an explosive celebration of the band's enduring legacy and their influential presence in the thrash metal scene. The remastered versions of their seminal albums The Legacy & The New Order are available both digitally and now on vinyl via Nuclear Blast Records.

Eric Peterson comments, "The time has come for these limited edition Legacy and New Order re-releases to finally hit the streets! They sound better than ever and with a nice slicey tight wallop! Plus album-sized booklets with personal photos and notes never before seen from these eras! Also slightly different covers and different band pics from those photo shoots! What are you waiting for?" (continue)

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Unearth captivates metal enthusiasts worldwide with the release of their electrifying new digital EP, Bask In The Blood Of Our Demons. Featuring a potent mix of unreleased tracks and blistering live performances, this EP showcases UNEARTH's signature blend of ferocious instrumentation and thought-provoking lyricism. Included are two brand-new deep cuts from the recording process of The Wretched; The Ruinous, "Sea of the Lost" and "Warrior Souls," with "Warrior Souls," in particular, continuing the narrative explored in the album.

"It's a pit starter from the opening seconds and is heavy and uncompromising throughout," explains the band. " Lyrically it imagines a desolate time when future generations take vengeance on their living predecessors for not doing more to save our environment from becoming uninhabitable and our species being on the brink of extinction. The more unlivable our world becomes, the fewer political, religious and cultural divides will exist. There will be only two missions remaining for the human race; survival and retribution." (continue)

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As the calendar turned to 1974, Frank Zappa was riding high. His revised rethink of The Mothers collective had begat the stone-cold classic known as September 1973's Over-Nite Sensation, the album generally acknowledged by both the cognoscenti and the layman as the gateway listening experience that invited the world writ large into the ever-expanding Zappaverse. Over-Nite Sensation also served as a direct bridge to Zappa's follow-up solo release, March 1974's Apostrophe (').

In turn, Apostrophe (') also became Zappa's most successful venture to date-strictly commercially speaking, that is. Apostrophe (') was Zappa's first Gold-selling record in the United States, ultimately peaking at #10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The forever prescient and perpetually catchy single "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" made its own splash on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, duly marking its territory at #87. Key apostrophe (') favorites-such as the seething indictment of flim-flam gurus and phony psychics in "Cosmik Debris," the ongoing exploration of racial inequality in "Uncle Remus," and the examination of the unending olfactory horrors of "Stink-Foot"-further solidified Zappa's hold on the public consciousness and subconsciousness alike. A half-century on Apostrophe (') remains a consistent go-to release in the extensive Zappa catalog, not to mention being one of its top-tier bestsellers. (continue)

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Canadian pop-rock band Marianas Trench, is excited to share their brand new single "I'm Not Getting Better", out now via 604 Records / Warner Music Canada. The song, which corresponds to the third plot point featured in Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's Journey", is about the fear or insecurity that causes a hero to refuse their call to adventure - and what it takes to get past that.

"I'm Not Getting Better" comes on the heels of the undeniably catchy "Lightning and Thunder" and "A Normal Life," a track about knowing you were meant for something more. "A Normal Life" was the band's first new studio release since their acclaimed 2019 album, Phantoms. All three new tracks will appear on the band's highly-anticipated forthcoming album, which is slated to be released later this summer. (continue)

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Steve Earle has released his newest album, Alone Again (Live) via Howe Sound Records/Missing Piece Records. The live album was recorded during his 2023 tour and features 15 of his most beloved songs including "Copperhead Road," "Guitar Town," "Galway Girl" and many more.

Additionally, on Friday, May 31st, Earle kicked off his extensive 4-month Alone Again: Solo & Acoustic 2024 Summer Tour in Philadelphia, MS and will be wrapping on Sunday, September 8th in Evanston, IL. The 60+ show date tour has stops all over the United States and Canada including cities like Nashville, Toronto, Houston, Denver, Montreal, and many more. (continue)

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Telling Secrets recently release their new noir video for their single "Case Closed" from their debut album "Telling Secrets I", and to celebrate we asked frontman Vik Kovacs to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

"Case Closed" was the last song I wrote on the album and I specifically wrote it with the visuals in mind. I am a huge fan of both Humphrey Bogart and Batman, who is a detective(!). I wanted to create a police detective / gangster story based in the 1940s for the music video, especially as The Bat-Man First Knight comic book series came out earlier this year which is set in 1939 and made for some great inspiration. (continue)

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