Hard rock site KNAC.com reports that Weiland's personal manager found the singer unresponsive in his tour bus. Weiland's wife, Jamie Weiland confirmed his passing to the LA Times saying, "I can't deal with this right now," she said, sobbing. 'It's true."
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts recently kicked off a tour that has upcoming dates in Dallas, Houston, Napa, California as well as a December 21 show at the famed Roxy in West Hollywood. He turned 48 on Oct. 27. Read more
Due January 22 as 2CD and 2LP sets, fans will have access to Deluxe Editions of 1970's "Black Sabbath" and "Paranoid", and 1971's "Master Of Reality" - each with the 2012 remaster of the original albums plus a second disc of outtakes that are previously unreleased in North America.
The band's groundbreaking self-titled debut will be rounded out with studio outtakes from the original 1969 sessions, including alternate versions of the title track and "N.I.B.," as well two versions of the UK single "Evil Woman (Don't Play Games With Me)."
Sabbath's second 1970 release "Paranoid" presents instrumental takes on "War Pigs," "Iron Man" and more, along with versions of the title track and "Planet Caravan" with alternate lyrics.
"Master Of Reality" adds versions of "Children Of The Grave" and "Sweet Leaf" with alternate lyrics alongside an instrumental version of "After Forever" and an outtake for "Solitude" that features an alternative guitar tuning.
In addition to the three expanded editions, the group is also reissuing the out-of-print 2002 collection, "Past Lives", as 2CD and 2LP sets featuring live performances recorded between 1970 and 1975. See the track detailshere.
Before Miss Piggy introduces the performance, Grohl asks Electric Mayhem's members if they remember how they rehearsed the song earlier. Janice informs him that they like to do things different from how they rehearse numbers, and a confused Grohl asks why. Floyd Pepper explains, 'Cause if we didn't rehearse, then there's nothing to do it different from."
Pausing for a second, Grohl nods his head, 'You know what, actually I dig that," before launching into the song with the colorful band backing him. The video comes after the epic Grohl/Animal drum battle circulated the web. Watch ithere.
The first leg of the tour, in support of Slayer's latest album "Repentless," is set to kick off on February 19th in Chicago at the Riviera Theatre and will conclude on March 26th at the Joint in Las Vegas.
According to the announcement, "fans can expect to hear many of their favorite Slayer songs selected from the band's 30+ year discography, as well as a few of the brand new ones" on the new tour.See the tour dates here.
Guitarist John Petrucci tells Rolling Stone: "I wanted this not only to be a concept album, but a full show. We needed the storyline, a plot, places, characters, maps - you name it.
"I'm a huge fan of the sci-fi and fantasy genres, so I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go. But it was a matter of really diving into it and working on it, revising and revising again, and working on it every day until I had something solid."
The Astonishing is set for release on January 29. The band previously announced a European theatre tour that kicks off in February with two shows in London. Stream the new songhere.
Stanley launched his first show with the band back in September at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles. The new Soul Station dates will begin in San Juan Capistrano at The Coach House on February 26th, followed by Agoura Hills at The Canyon on February 27th and concluding in Pasadena at The Rose on February 28th.
He had the following to say about his reason for launching the project, "We're living in a time of being fed canned pre-programmed backing tracks and lip syncing in place of the electricity and passion of real live R&B
"When I was a boy, before I ever saw the Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw the Temptations and all that music is part of the foundation of the music I've made. Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a night that's real, live and faithfully recreates the sound with the respect it deserves.
"Whether it's the Stylistics, the Dramatics, the Temptations, Smokey [Robinson] and the Miracles, Blue Magic and on, these songs, arrangements and sound just blow you away. I don't play guitar in the band and we don't do a single Kiss song. That's not what this is about. It's magical to hear those songs played right and we're making magic."
Stanley will be joined by Rafael "Hoffa" Moreira (guitar & backing vocals), Sean Hurley (bass), Alex Alessandroni (keyboards), Ely Rise (keyboards), Eric Singer (drums & backing vocals), Ramon Yslas (percussion), Jon Papenbrook (leading horns), Nelson Beato (backing vocals), Crystal Starr (backing vocals), and Laurhan Beato (backing vocals).See the dates here.
The full band will take the stage on the opening night of the festival, April 14, to perform what is billed as their one-time only full performance of their "Jane Doe" album to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
Two nights later on April 16th, Converge "Blood Moon" will perform. The project features Converge members Jacob Bannon, Kurt Ballou, Nate Newton, and Ben Koller and special guests Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky, and Steve Von Till.
According to the announcement, Converge "Blood Moon" will perform the show, more ambient music from the Converge catalog. The festival will be taking place from April 14-17th at 013 Venue in Tilburg, Netherlands. Visit the event's website for more detailshere.
The band previously released Shock Me and Chlorine & Wine and revealed a behind-the-scenes look at studio sessions for the follow-up to 2012's Yellow & Green.
Baroness named the album Purple after their 2012 tour bus crash which left nine people injured, including maninman John Baizley, whose arm was crushed so badly that doctors considered amputation.
Baizley said: "The band suffered a gigantic bruise. It was an injury that prevented us from operating in a normal way for quite some time. Hopefully, this record is the springboard that helps us get away from all that." Stream the songhere.
They had the following to say about the new album, which will be released sometime next year, "We are well prepared and looking forward to present the new material to the fans. We did not want to rush things, but take the time to deliver another high quality Immortal album. More news is coming soon."
Here is what the label sent over about the dispute with Abbath: "After the Immortal trademark case was closed by 'Patentstyret' (Norway's Patent Office) in November 2015, Demonaz and Horgh can finally share their side of the story for the first time.
"The conflict was not about anyone leaving the band as Abbath claimed.
It was all about his personal problems. He had cancelled rehearsals and ruined the band's progress for a very long time. We were forced to confront him about it.
"Abbath recently told Australian website (TheMusic.com.au) that we wanted things solely on our own timetable and that we claimed he needed rehab. The band had to reschedule rehearsals all the time because of him. Even then, he did not show up. He told the band, friends, and family that he needed to go to rehab again. He had got help from a clinic before. We offered to wait for him to recover this time also. Sadly he changed his decision.
"Instead of trying to solve his problems, he went behind our back and secretly applied for a trademark ownership of the bands logo and name. It was hard to believe that his problems had led him to such a point.
"When his attempt to get the rights was discovered by the band, he all of a sudden went solo. His accusations against the band in media changed from day to day. The fans started to question his version and wanted us to speak about what really happened. Unfortunately, we had to wait until the case was all closed, to make a statement.
"His trademark application was denied and the case closed by 'Patentstyret' in November, 2015. One of the reasons was because he had only contributed as a co-writer of music in IMMORTAL. Nor did he contribute any lyrics or titles to the band's albums. The fact is that the music has always been a result from the band as a unit."
The first disc of Accept No Substitute: Live In Concert was recorded at their show at Manchester's The Palace on November 29, while the second disc will contain their set from London's O2, planned for December 13.
In addition to the 2CD package containing both live recordings, both sets will also be available to purchase individually from the band's PledgeMusic page.
Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andy Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave are on tour across the UK, with their next show scheduled for Glasgow on November 4. See the dates and grab the preorder linkhere.
The follow-up to 2013's Ride The Void was recorded earlier this year with Grammy Award-winning producer John Spiker, who's previously worked with Tenacious D and Filter.
Holy Grail head out on a US tour this month. A short teaser video for the new album has been released and the pre-orders will begin on January 8th. See the video and tour dateshere.
It charts the former Rainbow, Alcatrazz and MSG frontman's career from his early days with The Marbles through to his current project, the Graham Bonnet Band.
As well as a standard print of the book, a limited-edition version signed by Bonnet and bundled with a CD of rare material and a unique cover design is being worked on.
According to the author, the book offers "an honest and detailed read which will fascinate anyone interested in Bonnet's career, as well as wanting to know more about the development of pop and rock in the UK during the immediate post-war years." Read morehere.
The Danish outfit play at the Village Underground on December 14 and 15 and a list of songs they either play very rarely or have never performed live before has been drawn up.
Mainman Jonas Bjerre says: "You should come, because it's going to be a bit different. We're going to have some scaled-down sets and some full-on sets. And you get to vote for about 10 different songs that we haven't played in a while - some of them we've never played. You can help influence the songs we're gonna play." Read more and watch the promo video for the showshere.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 4 at 10am GMT with a limit of four tickets per person across all dates and not per show. The London run will follow a series of North American shows in the spring of 2016.
Gilmour is currently preparing to perform his first solo tour of South America, which will see him play five dates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile starting December 12 in Sao Paulo.
"Rattle That Lock" earned the guitarist his second solo UK No. 1 album and a Top 5 US debut. Read morehere.
Now he reports he's on the mend, although there's a small chance of further problems. He says: I'm free! Well, free of the gas bubble in my eye and I've been given the 'all clear so far.' It means I can finally remove this green wrist band I've worn for eight weeks as a harsh reminder of the condition of my eye.
"This vision is still blurred in the right eye, but it's improving. Sadly there's always the threat of re-occurrence, but to all intents and purposes I am now allowed to get back to normal." Read morehere.
Vengeance tells Kerrang: "At this point, the only word that would describe it is 'aggro.' It goes in all sorts of aggressive directions and melodic directions. It has a lot of metal elements that we grew up loving. And tons of melody."
The band's new drummer Brooks Wackerman, who left his role in Bad Religion to take up the post vacated by Arin Ilejay, adds: "It's going to be a completely different record once again. I just know that, even though it will still sound like Avenged, it's going to be different to Hail To The King." Read morehere.
Red kitten, Jenny Deacon, says: "Pop punk signifies such an important part of us all growing up, rebelling against our parents, being stupid and annoying - yeah we used to be annoying - and being alternative to the 'normal' crowd.
"Singing the medley is like experiencing a whole night at a rock bar in just five minutes - everyone's favorite bits from songs filled with nostalgia. Let loose, live free, run around in a shopping trolley, fall off your skateboard and pretend it didn't hurt, shave your head, wear cheap rubber bangles and have fun with the only people who really understand you - your mates."
Meanwhile, the trio have launched a Pledgemusic campaign for their debut album Sequins & C-Bombs, set for release in 2016. A range of exclusive incentives are on offer with fans being given the opportunity to spend some time with the girls, and all pledgers receiving an instant download of Pop Punk Medley.
Blue kitten Timia Gwendoline adds: "I am totally jazzed about the Pledge campaign. The fact that we're in a position to even be making an album blows my mind. The fact that it's going to be the product of a massive joint effort from not only our team, but the fans as well, makes it that much more magical.
"I'm so excited about the perks that we're offering to pledgers, I can't wait to see how they work out and who we meet. Every last person involved becomes part of Team Kitten, although it has the potential to be The LK Army by the end of the campaign...we could tour in a tank." Watch the videohere.
The Reading show takes place at Richfield Avenue on August 26-18, while the Leeds event runs at Brahman Park at the same time. Organizer Melvin Benn had the following to say:
"I'm thrilled to announce Red Hot Chili Peppers as a festival exclusive. Their incredible live show will be an unforgettable headline performance at the UK's biggest music festival.
"We've still got some really exciting names to announce and I can't wait to reveal the rest of the lineup. It's going to be our best year yet." Read morehere.
Frontman Dante Gizzi says: "It's been a pretty incredible year for us which saw the release our sixth studio album Frantic. We're so proud of what we've achieved, reconnecting, rebuilding and engaging with our fans was our ultimate aim and I think we accomplished that.
"Hold Your Head Up is about trying to stay positive after falling on hard times, and the struggles people often find themselves facing - particularly poignant at this time of year."
A Frantic boxset limited to 300 copies has also been made available. It includes the Live At Glasgow Barrowland DVD, recorded in March 2015, along with an audio download of the show. A signed setlist, an exclusive t-shirt and the album on vinyl and CD are also part of the package, as well as the East End EP. Watch the videohere.
2016 installment of Lollapalooza will once again take place at Grant Park in Chicago. The festival will include over 170 performances and will run from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31.
Perry Farrell, festival founder and Jane's Addiction frontman, had the following to say, "It's our 25th Anniversary and we wanted to do something really special and different for our fans.
"There's a lot of really great music coming out in 2016; with the abundance of talent that wanted to help us celebrate 25 years we got to thinking...'How are we going to fit all those great artists in one weekend?'
"Then we thought about what a special day Thursday has become. When the party can't wait for the weekend, the movers and shakers make it happen on Thursday! So, we've put together an entire additional day of music to celebrate our milestone year. It's going to be a fantastic party!"
Find additional information, including ticket details,here.
After celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2013, the band decided to record one final album. Bassist Rory McDonald says: "This is the band's last studio recording, a hugely significant milestone for us all and one that we really want to celebrate."
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Brian Hurren adds: "One of the highlights of the album was being able to go to Prague to record the 32-piece Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. It was an incredible experience and it really helped to bring out the emotion in the songs."
Percussionist Calum MacDonald says: "There are many stories on the album but none more so than that of the band itself. It's fair to say that a number of the songs have a definite reflective quality." See the dateshere.
The story behind "Hide" is not a pleasant one. It reaches deep inside my memories of my childhood. Somewhere I normally stay away from but for you I will give you the full story of where "Hide" actually came from.
I was raised in a strict Christian household. My love for music was only fed by Christian hymns in the beginning or old time country music like Johnny Cash and a few others. One of my Dad's friends from church encouraged me to play guitar and I joined the praise team at church. I knew there was more out there for me when it came to music but I just wasn't sure what it was. I asked for a guitar and my Dad got me a beat up old acoustic from a pawn shop to see if I was really interested in the playing. He hadn't been paying attention to me much but at least I got a guitar. You see I truly felt a deep burning inside me to play electric guitar like the friend in the praise team. So without me knowing my Dad had skipped eating lunch and saved his lunch money (we were a poor family) for a year to buy me an electric guitar and small amp for Christmas one year. I never saw it coming and it made me feel like my Dad really was paying attention to me for once.
As I got a bit older things started to change between me and my Dad. He started to become even stricter on me, especially when it came to music. My friends would sneak tapes to me so I could listen to the music I really enjoyed which was rock and metal. My Dad could never know as it would be the end of me for sure. Well it didn't take the music to start the unfortunate beatings that I received.
You see if I happened to give him, what he thought, was a dirty look he would be quick to smack me around for it. I couldn't win, no matter the situation; the answer was a beating from my Dad. Because of this I had to wear shades all the time whether inside or outside. To this day whether it is artificial light or sunlight I still have to wear shades because the light hurts my eyes.
I left home at 15 and encountered many more heartaches; you see my heart was broken countless times by my Dad and a few others. Around the age of 19 is when I decided to try and patch things up with my Dad, I was older now and hoped that things could be salvaged between us. Just as things were starting to look up my Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer and I was never able to fully tell him how much I loved him no matter what happened to us in the past.
So with that all said, "Hide," was written from the way I felt when looking back on the relationship that I had with my Dad mostly and a few other heartbreaks. In the verses you get a good feel for the deep seeded pain I was feeling and still to this day experience from time to time when looking back.
Luckily music is my therapy and playing heals the soul but will never heal the pain I felt / feel. I have provided the lyrics to "Hide" for everyone to understand where I was when I wrote the song.
Lyrics for "Hide":
Pain such a cold word; it's in my heart
It runs through my veins, it's the way I feel
I want to hide
In the dark
I want to hide
From the pain
Tears like hot rain flow down your face
When you find that your life is one big waste
I want to hide
In the dark
I want to hide
From the pain
Years how they pass away, like a life from the crib to the grave
In just a flash we'll be swept far away
I want to hide
In the dark
I want to hide
From the pain
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself as you watch the video here and learn more about the band and the albumright here!
Thursday's show is supported by Jared James Nichols, just back from touring Europe with Glenn Hughes, and Behold the Brave from Chattanooga, TN. On Friday, Radio Moscow is joined by Tee Pee recording artist Harsh Toke; and Beastmaster, recently signed by Rise Above Records.
Radio Moscow precedes the Satellite shows with a headlining performance at the Tijuana Rumblefest on Dec. 5, return to South America on January 9th for the Festival en Orbital (Santiago) alongside the Sonics and Os Mutantes, and visit Australia in February for the first time at the Rolling Thunder festival as support to Swords.
The new EP was recorded with producers Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low). Check out the "Crave" Video of Equal Vision's YouTube channel here.
The band will be kicking off the new year by hitting the road for their very first full national tour of the U.S. as support on Never Shout Never's forthcoming headline tour.See the tracklisting and tour dates here.
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