Carlile posted the following message on Twitter, "About to head into the big operation now! Hopefully this will be the most effective of all the procedures they've tried thus far and will get me back on my feet and home again! Even when I finally do get back home, there's still progress to be had from there. Small steps!"
Last week he posted the following message to fans after was hospitalized and canceling tour dates, "Thank you for the get well wishes everyone. I'm transferring to Stanford University this week to be in care of my cardiologists & marfans specialists until my health situation at hand is under control.
"It has been a long past few days, and the ones following will be just as much of a struggle but I can do this. And I believe that whole heartedly.. If I believe in it. So should you. I'm sorry to anyone who missed the last two shows of our tour. I would have much rather been there than a hospital bed, I assure you. Love to everyone, band, family, you." Read his Twitter feed for the most recent updateshere.
The band's last album, the long delayed "Chinese Democracy," was released in November of 2008. But if what Fortus tells Stormbringer magazine is correct, fans will not have to wait as long for the follow-up.
Fortus made the new revelation when he and his Dead Daisies bandmate Marco Mendoza were interviewed prior to their Rock In Vienna Festival appearance earlier this month.
He told Stormbringer (via Loudwire), "We're gonna be doing stuff next year." He added, "We're not gonna have anything out this year. Yeah, next year, next year it should be out and we'll be touring." Watch the full interviewhere.
They're currently on the road on what's been described as the "last major tour of this magnitude" as drummer Neil Peart wants to focus more on family life, and he's suffering from tendonitis, while guitarist Alex Lifeson is dealing with arthritis in his hands.
Lee tells Rolling Stone: "It's most likely our last tour - I couldn't put it any more accurately. I can't say for sure. But it doesn't mean we don't want to work together still, it doesn't mean we won't do another creative project. I've got ideas for shows we could do that don't involve a tour." Read morehere.
King tells The Village Voice in a new interview: "Jeff is worm food. When you die, you go in the dirt. There is no doubt - doubt's called 'agnostic.' I'm not agnostic."
He previously told Metal Hammer that Repentless, the title track of the band's upcoming 11th album, was written about his late colleague - and called it his "Hannemanthem."
Now King reports: "I said, 'You know what? I should write something about how I think Jeff looked at the world, because he looked at the world exactly how Slayer looked at the world.'" Read morehere.
He was diagnosed with bladder cancer In 2008 but received the all-clear after treatment and rejoined bassist brother Sherman and drummer Popsy Dixon in The Holmes Brothers. Their most recent album was 2014's Brotherhood.
Dixon died In January. Wendell, 72, retired in April after being diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. He says in a message to fans: "I'm grateful for the opportunity to say 'thanks' to many friends for your many expressions of love to me and my wife Barbara." Read morehere.
Tyler tells Rolling Stone: "I'm sure they're not happy. But Joe Perry has done five solo albums. I just thought, 'Hey, it's my turn in the barrel.' This is a side-project that's now turned into a love of life.
"I think we've got something here that the radio would love to play. That's why I'm in it - I love to take the power of 'wow' to the 100th degree." But the singer reports relations within the volatile Boston outfit are better than ever. "We try and keep the past out of it," he says. "It's a band and it's a family.
"It'll do it until I come screeching to a halt, all broken and battered. I'll scream, 'Yee-haw, what a ride!'" Read morehere.
Without missing a beat, David drank the grog as if it were the blood of a thousand kings and hurled the thin flagon back to the mortals. The crowd screamed and dared, for a second, to look upon their new god. All hail David Achter de Molen.
Newly anointed as a celestial being, David Achter de Molen went out to play the rest of the set, and live forever. Congrats to you David. Let us know how the beer tastes in the sweet infinite paradise, as we watch this GIF in your honor: See ithere.
Haynes collaborated with New Jersey-based Americana band Railroad Earth on the album. "I've been writing songs all my life from a more folky, singer-songwriter, even Celtic direction," he says. "So this record was really a chance to bring a lot of that music to fruition. It's really given me the opportunity to take a lot of songs I love, that didn't have a home, and build a home for them."
He adds, "I love story songs. I was very influenced by the whole concept of writing songs that tell a story. When I first got bitten by the singer-songwriter bug, when I was 14, it was due to those people who transported you to another place and another time with their songs." Read morehere.
Blabbermouth reports that much-travelled drummer Robin Diaz and bassist Kate Cole will replace them. Responding to comments that Wilk and Stoermer had been sacked, mainman Corgan insists they were only ever onboard for those dates.
He says: "No one's been 'given the boot' from the band. Mark and Brad actually did more dates than we'd originally discussed. Love them both. And I've said it in 50 interviews now, there is no fixed lineup for SP. It's a tour-to-tour thing. Get it? Got it? Good." Read morehere.
Guy tells the Ithaca Times: "I actually recorded a new album back in December, and that'll be released a little later this summer." He says of his 2013 record: "Every time we would finish a session, if everybody felt good about it, we'd say, 'Let's do another.'
You need about 14, 15 songs for an album, but we had passed 18 songs and I said, 'Man, when is this going to be over?' But they kept throwing songs at me, and every damn thing we cut sounded pretty good." Read morehere.
AC/DC will be in Australia in November and guitarist Angus Young said Melbourne, where the group lived and made their earliest albums, still has enormous significance for the band after 40 years of recording, touring and selling over 200 million albums.
"Victoria has a special place in our hearts, especially the early years of the band," says Angus. "Thank you for the induction into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame. It is an honor." See the full list of inducteeshere.
He tells Forbes: "I've seen where Cream is sort of held responsible for the birth of heavy metal. Well, I would definitely go for aborting. I loathe and detest heavy metal. I think it is an abortion.
"A lot of these guys come up and say, 'Man, you were my influence, the way you thrashed the drums.' They don't seem to understand I was thrashing in order to hear what I was playing. It was anger, not enjoyment - and painful. I suffered on stage because of that volume crap. I didn't like it then, and like it even less now." Read morehere.
He adds: "Under The Red Cloud is produced by Jens Bogren, who did amazing job. There are lots of elements in the songs but every note and element is in perfect harmony so - the result is f***ing heavy and melodic."
And he says of Valnoir Mortasonge's sleeve design: "It was a great pleasure to work with him as he caught the lyrical topics really well. His colors and details describe the music perfectly." See the tracklist and artworkhere.
Priester only joined last year as a replacement for Randy Black who left over "irreconsilable differences." Recording of the follow-up to 2014's Delivering The Black begins next month at Hansen Studio in Denmark, with the record expected on January 26 via Frontiers Music.
Primal Fear say: "To all Primal Fear and Aquiles Priester fans around the world. We knew it would be a hard mission for us, but we've given it a try and unfortunately, to combine our present obligations and our future endeavors, it has become impossible to have a cohesive band together." Read morehere.
He reports: "As a band we're constantly trying to outdo ourselves. We're at our absolute best as musicians and songwriters. We're looking forward to seeing where this album will take us."
To Those Left Behind was produced by Joey Sturgis of Asking Alexandria Of Mice & Men and The Devil Wears Prada fame. Blessthefall will cross the US as part of the Vans Warped tour. Check out the dateshere.
Singer Andrea Ferro tells TeamRock Radio: "We have a lot of music already but we've just stared with the vocals. We're working in a different direction because we have just one guitar player now. There's a lot of electronics because we're filling the melody more with the keyboards and electronic sounds."
Fellow vocalist Cristina Scabbia adds they are working on a vocal theme, but won't give much away other than to say it will be "dark." She says: "Well we have an idea but we haven't started to develop all the lyrics, so I don't want to start talking about something that could completely change. But it's definitely going to be something dark." Read more and check out video from the Download Festivalhere.
Body Count covered Suicidal Tendencies classic Institutionalized on their 2014 album Manslaughter, with Ice T personalizing the song's ranting verses.
He tells TeamRock Radio, "We did Institutionalized to pay homage to Suicidal because they were the first band out of the west coast rocking the Dickies, the bandanas and having that west coast look. When we first came out, most of our fans were Suicidal fans. They migrated to our shows. So we did their song and we were happy that they liked it. Nothing but respect for Suicidal.
"I liked the record because it was more of a rant than a song. With a lot of punk rock back in the day, you always tried to get some kind of point across. Michael was kind of just saying, 'I'm just going through it as a kid. Mom is telling me I'm on drugs, all I want is a Pepsi.'" Read morehere.
The Joel Hoekstra's 13 album will feature singers Jeff Scott Soto and Russell Allen, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, bassist Tony Franklin and drummer Vinny Appice.
Label Frontiers Music say: "We've had the pleasure of working with Joel for many years while he was in Night Ranger and of course, now in Whitesnake. We greatly look forward to releasing this latest project of his. Joel Hoekstra's 13's debut album will be out this October." Read morehere.
Frontman Andy Biersack tells TeamRock Radio: "This is a great snapshot of where the band have always wanted to be, which is to be able to have this big spectacle show with the pyro and the video screens. I feel like this is the best we've ever been. We're in a good place so why not record it and put it out there?"
Asked what live releases inspired them to make their own concert DVD, Biersack adds: "Alkaline Trio: Live On Halloween because they had a big glowing inverted cross and they dressed like dead priests. I thought it was the coolest thing when I was a kid, I watched it every day when I got home from school." See which legendary band also inspired themhere.
Blythe tells TeamRock Radio: "I don't like it when people just do the same thing over and over again. There's certain parameters that Lamb Of God are gonna stay within, because we are a metal band.
"We're not gonna start making reggae songs. There's always gonna be that screamy, harsh element to it. But it's fun to try and step outside the box a little bit." Read morehere.
The Golden State Warriors were playing host to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and eventually went on to take a 3-2 series lead with a 104-91 win. "Thanks to the NBA for letting us make some noise before the game," says the band. "Go Dubs!"
The guitarists last performed the national anthem as part of their appearance at the 2015 X Games in Austin, Texas on Saturday, June 6. Metallica are currently on a break from the road after playing a series of festival dates in Europe this past month; the band's next scheduled show is at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 1. Watch the game 5 anthem performancehere.
"This is an evolutionary album for me," explains Schon. "I've always aspired to be a better player and push musical boundaries. And sure, I've sold 80-million records with Journey, and I'm proud of that, but this album is really me - all based on my guitar, which is my 'voice.' It's bold. There's love, and there's definitely fire and an element of danger. And the energy level is off the hook."
Schon and Journey recently wrapped up their first Las Vegas residency, a run that saw the band perform 9 shows at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Stream Schon's new albumhere.
"There was Guns N' Roses and Motley Crue and Cinderalla and Poison and all these bands," recalls Cooper of the 80s heavy rock scene, "and the thing that I liked about it was that it was glitzy - it was very glitzy and glam. And it's when MTV started, so there was the perfect outlet for a three-minute glitzy, glam rock and roll show. So all these bands had to really look good, they had to play good, they had to have hit songs. I mean, that's a pretty good combination.
"Motley Crue, all of a sudden," he continued, "were these guys that looked like girls and were nailing every girl in town, and that was their image. And everybody went, 'Well, what's wrong with that? That seems like the right idea.'
"The thing that impressed me the most about Motley Crue was Tommy, the drummer. I looked at them and I said, 'Jesus, the drummer is really good.' A lead singer always looks at a band and says, 'Who can I steal out of this band?' That drummer was already on my list. I said, 'If this band breaks up, I'm grabbing this guy.'" Watch the full interviewhere.
Rock legends love their old fans, but they are always hoping to get new ones as the years go by and new projects are released. But appealing to a younger demographic is difficult. In the '80s, Robert Plant retained a strong base of fans of Led Zeppelin fans thanks to 1982's Pictures at Eleven and 1983's The Principle of Moments, not to mention the 1984 Honeydrippers EP, Volume One. 1985's Shaken N Stirred, on the other hand, alienated fans a bit.
But 1988's Now and Zen changed the equation: thanks to songs like "Heaven Knows" (which featured a Jimmy Page guitar solo) and "Tall Cool One" (which liberally sampled several Zeppelin songs and featured Page on guitar), Plant was all over the radio and on MTV. As he says here, "You don't get too many people who are getting to be 60 years old latching on to 'Tall Cool One' and 'Ship of Fools.'" He now had that elusive younger fan base and with that came younger visitors to the hospitality rooms after shows, as he discusses in this episode of Radio.com Minimation.
Plant will likely play to some young fans this weekend when he takes the stage a Bonnaroo; he has a few scattered tour dates for the rest of the summer. We don't know who he's hanging out with after the gig, though. Watch the videohere.
They'll play Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Norwich, Cardiff and Southampton before appeared at London's O2 Academy Brixton at the end of the month.
J Willgoose Esq says: "Brixton has been my dream gig for as long as I can remember. We can't wait to play there - we're working on some very special surprises to make it a show to remember." See the tour dateshere.
This is the story behind "Anubis". My uncle died very sudden and quite a horrible death last year. When the family gathered in his house, everyone got to seek out something that belonged to him to keep as a memory. He was a historian and had a collection of remarkable books. During all this confusion among the people gathered, I was sitting Indian style in front of his bookshelf. I pulled out the Egyptian Book Of The Dead and came across this illustration of Anubis. Fascinated, I looked into it. The Egyptians have a very beautiful take on death and it's meaning in the life leading up to it. In this illustration, which is seen on the cover of the single, the dead are lined up and Anubis takes each one of them by the hand and leads them up to a scale. He places the heart of the deceased onto one side of the scale - on the other lies a feather. He weighs your heart against it. If your heart is no heavier than the feather you will be led into the kingdom of the dead, otherwise thrown to the beast. The weight of how you live your life. Anubis also symbolizes an important person in my life.
When I heard the riffs for Anubis' chorus for the first time, I came up with this melody thinking of Snowblind by Sabbath. I always loved the bridge of Snowblind. Once this melody was in my head for Anubis I just couldn't shake it off anymore. Some people accused us of stealing from Sabbath when the single got released but it really is a tribute with nothing to hide. Black Sabbath can be seen as the core of Lucifer's influences. It is both Gary Jennings and my favourite band.
We recorded the single in this amazing studio called Candy Bomber, placed in an old Nazi airport in Berlin that looks like a huge granite stone spaceship. The studio is run by Ingo Krauss, who was an apprentice at Conny Plank's legendary studio famous for many important Krautrock productions, Candy Bomber Studio is filled with an incredible amount of vintage recording gear including a rare tube desk and tape machines. The inside of the studio is like a trip back in time with Ingo Krauss, the wizard of sound, non-stop puffing away by his desk. We fell in love with it and went back this year to record the full album Lucifer I.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!