The Dio-inspired group is Def Leppard man Campbell's side project with Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell - who were all part of Ronnie James Dio's band. Former Lynch Mob frontman Andrew Freeman is the vocalist.
Campbell, 52, this week confirmed his Hodgkin's lymphoma had returned and that he would miss some Def Leppard shows as a result. He later announced he'd be back in live action with the band this Saturday, June 27.
Campbell tells Jam Magazine: "The reason why we're waiting until 2016 to release it is because I want to be available to tour the record. I think it deserves being given the opportunity." Read more, including an update on his treatment and watch the full interviewhere.
It reads: "This is a very sad and hurtful situation for us to grasp, and unfortunately it is one we still don't fully understand. Our dear friend, our brother onstage and off, has fallen into a very broken state of mind. A state that, despite our continued efforts, we have been powerless to get him out of.
"Early yesterday after he made the post, he went missing for the entire day. He was in minimal contact with only a few people over the phone, and the information we gathered from them gave us reason to believe he was unsafe in his current state of mind. We were on our phones all day with family, friends, and local authorities trying to regain control of the situation.
"We felt it was definitely not the appropriate time for us to make a statement, in fear that it may escalate things further. Fortunately, he's back home now. He's safe and in the care of his family." Read morehere.
And Draiman says lying to friends and family took its toll on the band. He tells Billboard: "It took a lot to keep things quiet. It took a lot of pain and agony and white lies and deception, non-disclosure agreements.
"How can you explain to all your friends and family that you're leaving home for four months to be in Vegas? To come up with something that you're so proud of and not be able to tell anyone about or play it for anyone is torturous, believe me."
Disturbed recorded Immortalized in Las Vegas with producer Kevin Churko and had to make sure they were never spotted in the hotel together. Guitarist Dan Donegan adds: "We would sneak in separately, go into different doors and not be seen together and hope that nobody would spot us and blow our cover. Somehow we pulled that off." Read morehere.
Ulrich tells Billboard: "When you've been a band as long as we have, you can find an anniversary in anything. In 2011 we celebrated our 30th with a week's worth of concerts in San Francisco for our fan club. But you've got to be careful. You don't wave the flag continuously for old laurels, things you've done way in your past."
He adds: "It's tricky to find the right balance between looking into the future and celebrating the past. As active as we've been over the years, you can find a celebration in almost anything. So we kind of shy away from doing too much of that." See their upcoming live dateshere.
The song and the clip for "Get 'Em Up" present a pair of robbers planning a bank heist; the storyline then continues in the video for the midtempo track "Satellite."
Nickelback announced this week that Kroeger will undergo surgery in 3 weeks to remove an operable cyst on his voice box, followed by an extended period of vocal rest ordered by doctors.
"I am sorry I have to interrupt the party this summer and I am definitely not thrilled with the prospect of being silent for many weeks to come when I could be out there playing for our fans," explains Kroeger. "I am relying on my doctor and his team to help get my voice back in good form as quickly as possible."
The singer thanked fans for their support, saying "Thank you so much to everyone for keeping me in their thoughts, prayers and wishing me a speedy recovery. It means so much to me."
A full recovery is expected and Nickelback plan to return to the road for a fall European tour scheduled to start in Helsinki, Finland on September 30. Watch the new videoshere.
The shootings, which also left 21 people injured, sparked debate over gun control laws in the US - and Manson reports that after the slaughter, live venues simply closed the door on him.
Speaking at Grey's annual music seminar in Cannes, France, Manson says: "With Columbine, it really shut down my career entirely, to the point where casinos refused to book my shows.
"It's almost unprecedented. Not only did I not do anything, they were not fans of mine. I sat and watched it live on TV and they said initially they were wearing Marilyn Manson make-up and t-shirts. You find out later that they weren't."
Despite the fact there was no connection between Manson's music and the pair, some media outlets continued to demonize him. Read morehere.
On the road in support of "lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar", Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters reworked Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll" and paired together Howlin' Wolf's "No Place to Go" with his former band's "Dazed And Confused."
The singer's 11-song set also delivered "The Wanton Song", "Black Dog", "Going To California" and "Whole Lotta Love." Plant's June 14 show at Bonnaroo was his latest performance at the festival following a solo appearance in 2011 and a 2008 pairing with Alison Krauss.
Earlier this month, the singer was forced to postpone three shows - in Detroit, Toronto and Chicago - due to laryngitis. The shows have been rescheduled and added to a series of dates Plant will perform in North America in September. See the live videoshere.
Campbell also revealed that he will receive cancer treatments around the band's schedule and that he'll only miss the first two dates of the trek with Styx and Tesla; he will rejoin the tour this Saturday in Birmingham, AL.
Def Leppard's 17-song set in Tampa opened with their 1983 classic, "Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)", and relied heavily on material from their 1980s heyday.
"Hello America," said singer Joe Elliott the day after the show. "Wow !! What an opening night !!! I have seen some rain storms in my time, but last night's takes the biscuit !!! We were THAT close to having to pull the gig for safety reasons, but the second that was mentioned, the lightning seemed to change direction & it started to clear. Too late, however, for Tesla the Band to perform so they gracefully surrendered their spot to allow the show as a whole to take place …. good on ya boyz !!!
"Styx went down great as usual & then it was our turn to stand in the 90% humidity & 100 degree temperature, as I said what a start !!! GREAT crowd, thank you Tampa, you've set the tone for what hopefully will be a loud & proud tour !!! 1 down 59 to go … & Viv is hopefully back on Saturday !!!!" Watch the videos from the showhere.
Broderick tells Amps & Axes: "We've really enjoyed our writing together. It's just been so liberating to be able to not only express myself musically, but artistically. And it's been a great experience."
And he insists Act Of Defiance is not just another supergroup side project that will fall by the wayside. He says: "Right after Shawn and I left Megadeth, we were talking about how we had written all this great music and it was never going to be used. We started talking about, 'Why don't we do something? Why don't we put a project together?'
"From there, it quickly turned into a full-fledged band. It was like, 'Let's make this something solid - not just another project of players that's going to disband.'" Read more and check out the group's new music videohere.
The program - which sees two women of celebrity families trading households, lifestyles and children (but not bedrooms) for one week - has Neil's girlfriend, Rain, swap places with Lila Nelson, the wife of Gunnar Nelson from the 90's band Nelson.
Rain heads to Nashville on the show to spend time with Nelson and his family while Lila lands in Las Vegas to hang out with the Motley Crue singer.
Neil and Motley Crue just finished playing a series of European festivals and will resume their farewell tour with North American dates starting July 16 in Anchorage, Alaska.
The group will wrap up their live career with three shows in late December at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, closing things out on New Year's Eve. Watch the Celebrity Wife Swap episodehere.
His career waned and he spent 15 years as a labourer before returning to the spotlight in the 1990s. He and sax player Scott Shetler wrote Show Me The Way, which was performed with Jon Bon Jovi for 2007' Give US Your Poor charity compilation.
McClain was constantly experimenting with his music. He released album of duets with Iranian folk singer Mahsa Vahdat. He also worked with Natalie Merchant and Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis. Read morehere.
Frontman Aaron Stainthorpe fought to focus on recording the album while dealing with the death of his father. He told Metal Hammer: "Everyone else thoroughly enjoyed it - they were all buzzing having Calvin back. But because of what was happening in my personal life, I didn't enjoy it at all.
"When the final day in the studio was up, I thought, 'Thank God that's over.' We're normally all quite upbeat - we'd go to the pub and celebrate. This time we sort of drifted off."
He added: "This is our 25th anniversary year, but it got off to a sh*t start for me. Hopefully it will get better." Read morehere.
It'll be their first album to feature bassist Jamie Mathias who replaced Jay James earlier this year - and frontman Matt Tuck insisted it would be a milestone in their career.
He said: "The album is hands down the best thing we've ever done. That's not me trying to sell it, because people will have their own opinion anyway. But it is the best thing we've ever done - by a mile. So to have that arsenal of weapons now and to be able to play these songs feels sick. It's good to be back."
They'll hit the road across North America with Slipknot, Lamb Of God and Motionless In White this summer and return to the UK in the autumn. Read more and check out the song streamhere.
Frontman Trevor Strnad said earlier this month that they wanted to keep fans excited about the follow-up to 2013's Everblack and revealed the album was "dripping with urgency."
He added: "It sees the band in a darker, faster and more melancholic place than anything we've done to date. It's wrought with emotion on a scale that we haven't reached with our previous attempts." Stream the new songhere.
The collaboration led to them forming Motor Sister, who earlier this year released debut album Ride, which is made up of covers of Mother Superior tracks.
Mother Superior singer Jim Wilson, bassist Joey Vera and drummer John Tempesta are the other members of the band. On recording the album Ian said: "We love Mother Superior, this kick-ass three-piece rock band from LA. They've been gone for about seven years.
"My birthday present to myself was, I cherry picked my 12 favorite Mother Superior songs, I put a band together, and we played a concert in the jam room in my house for 20 of our friends, who are really into Mother Superior.
"The vibe in the room was so good. We crushed it." Check out the new videohere.
Waters - who will be joined by special guests Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow and more- has supported MusiCorps for a number of years and served as a mentor to members of the MusiCorps Band, playing with the veterans at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington and encouraging their love of music as part of the rehabilitation process.
"The work I have done over the last few years with these men and women has been some of the most rewarding work I have ever done," says Waters in the announcement.
MusiCorps is a non-profit charitable organization which helps wounded veterans play music and recover their lives. The conservatory-level program enables the wounded to learn, relearn, and perform music as a core part of their rehabilitation. Read morehere.
Sales will go towards funding the follow-up, Dust, which will be directed by Kate Bush collaborator Simon Drake. Frontman Joe Payne recently told Prog: "We were quite overwhelmed by the response to The Bridge.
"For months we were in a panic that the tour might upset a lot of people, because it's very different to anything The Enid was known for. To our delight it created a real buzz of excitement - it's without doubt our most welcomed idea since the 1980s." Watch the video and see the track detailshere.
Gilchrist tells The Metal Voice: "The one thing we all have in common in this band, is that we spent a lot of time with Mark just talking about music, philosophy of a good song, philosophies of what a band is all about. He was kind of shy and quiet but when he sat down and talked to you about music, it was like an education. It was really intense."
Guitarist Mike Flyntz adds that Reale never set out to be a superstar guitarist. He says: "Mark Reale never wanted to be a guitar hero, he wanted to write a good song. That is what he taught us all. So when we wrote the last album, it had to be good songs, every song had to be a hit." Read more and watch the full interview cliphere.
He tells Kerrang: "Operate is the biggest tune on the record, so I knew we had to do a video. Trouble is, I hate all music videos, particularly ones that I'm in. So my friends at ChogZoo fulfilled my life's dream and turned me into a cartoon character.
"In the video I get to kill a monster using only my guitar skills. What the hell more do you want from a rock video?" The track was this week nominated in the Anthem category for this year's fourth Progressive Music Awards. Check out the videohere.
And its sales figures lead him to believe people want to immerse themselves in heavy concepts. Wilson tells One On One With Mitch Lafon: "If you'd asked me five years ago I would have been more negative. I'm cautiously optimistic.
"The fact that this album has been by far the most successful of my career, while being the most concept-driven thing I've ever done, makes me think things aren't that bad."
He adds: "Every time there's a big swing in a particular direction there's always a swing back. What we're seeing right now is a world of streaming, where there's a juke-box mentality and you follow the links from one song to another.
"At the same time there are a lot of people who have revelled against that and they're getting back into the art of album listening." Read morehere.
Guitarist Diefo Cafolla says he's proud of their achievements in the studio, although the title track was struggle to create. He tells The Blog Of Much Metal: "I spent a month writing it because it's quite complex. It has a lot of switches between heavy and melodic.
"It's probably the hardest song to dig at first because it changes a lot. We haven't rehearsed it yet but I think it will be a hard song to put down live." Stream the albumhere.
The clamshell box contains Private Parts & Pieces (1978), Back To The Pavilion (1980), Antiques (1982) and A Catch At The Tables (1984), plus an additional disc of 18 unreleased tracks. Bonus material on the other discs add up to a further 18 songs.
The collection was compiled by Genesis co-founder Phillips along with Jonathan Dann, who's written a new essay for an extended booklet. The Private Parts series continued with Twelve, Ivory Moon, Slow Waves Soft Stars, New England, Dragonfly Dreams, Soire and latest release, 2012's Private Parts & Pieces XI: City Of Dreams. Check out the track details and preorder infohere.
The month-long, 16-show run starts July 6 in Winnipeg, Manitoba before crossing the country from west to east, wrapping things up in St, John's Newfoundland on August 2.
"It's on and start rehearsing soon!," says the guitarist. Released this week, "Vortex" sees Schon regroup with keyboardists Jan Hammer and Igor Len and former Journey drummer Steve Smith to mix elements of rock, jazz, classical and world music over an 18-song package. Read morehere.