Rossington's daughter Mary Elizabeth revealed the news via the Ronnie Van Zant Fan Page on Facebook writing in part, "Dad had a heart attack on Thursday. They went in to repair and unclog the two stents they did previously in the year which had a blood clot, added a third stent to one vein and in two weeks we will need to go in to do a fourth stent in one of his bypassed veins from 12 years ago."
Lynyrd Skynyrd released a statement on Tuesday, saying "As Gary recuperates after suffering a heart attack late last week, the band regrets to announce that they'll be canceling two upcoming performances. Full refunds are available at points of purchase for Friday's show in Terre Haute, IN and the Mt. Pleasant, MI show will be rescheduled in 2016. Gary is currently resting at home with his family and is expected to make a full recovery." Read morehere.
The Statesman Journal reports Castronovo, 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree assault constituting domestic violence, two counts of menacing constituting domestic violence, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion.
The drummer received a suspended sentence and four years of probation after pleading guilty in court on Monday. While on probation, Castronovo cannot enter into a romantic relationship without permission from his probation officer, use controlled substances or alcohol, contact the victim, leave Oregon or enter into any bars unless for employment purposes, among other things.
Marion County Circuit Judge Jamese Rhoades also required the musician to undergo counseling for domestic violence and drug abuse. Read morehere.
Following their show at The Forum on April 15, the group will now perform at the famed venue on April 16. The Iron Maiden Fan Club presale for the April 16 show starts on October 14 and tickets go on sale to the general public on October 17.
The band will launch the world tour with three US shows starting February 24 in Fort Lauderdale, FL before hitting Central America for dates in Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Shows in South America follow before a return to the States at the end of March for six more cities and a two-week run across Canada. The band also revealed that they will not be able to add additional U.S. shows due to their schedule. Read morehere.
The Atlanta band announced that the cancellation was "due to a personal family matter", which Sanders is now sharing with fans. "Although I generally keep to myself and am very private with my personal life, I recognize this as something bigger than me and needs to be shared," posted the bassist on the group's social media sites.
"My wife Jeza was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of this year. She has already begun treatment and her prognosis is very, very good. Early detection saved her life! It may save your life, too. Please encourage the ladies in your life to get screened today."
Jeza also shared her personal experience and family history with the health issue alongside Troy's update, saying that "Breast cancer runs in my family so I've been neurotically checking and re-checking since my early 30's (now 41). I have yearly mammograms like clockwork. This year was no exception." Read morehere.
On November 12 at The Forum in London, scenes from the movie will be shown at a fan event while star Henry Rollins and Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes will appear live on stage alongside the Gutterdammerung band. After the screening, a Q&A will be held, with Tagemose, Rollins and Hughes taking part.
The film's synopsis reads: "Much in the tradition of classic movies of 1920s Hollywood, the film is mostly silent but instead of a lone piano, a live rock band express the emotions and action while special effects from the film explode to life all around the audience.
"Think of a deafening rock'n'roll version of Secret Cinema taking place in hell and you might just begin to have an idea of what Gutterdammerung is."
It's set in a world where God has saved the world from sin by taking from mankind the Devil's Grail of Sin - a so-called 'Evil Guitar.' Earth has now turned into a puritan world where there's no room for sex, drugs or rock'n'roll. Read more and watch the trailerhere.
A spokesman for North Wales Police tells the Daily Post: "We can confirm that this matter has been investigated fully and no further action is being taken."
Roberts has issued a statement calling it a "horrendous chapter" in his life, but is adamant he can put the episode behind him. He says: "It has been an immensely difficult time for both me and my family. When these claims surfaced, I'd just become a dad for the first time and so the situation I found myself in with these accusations caused us all a great deal of emotional distress." Read morehere.
They've been working on tracks for the follow-up to 2013's Now What since last year, with bassist Roger Glover confirming they'd been holding writing sessions in Spain.
He tells Guitar Cast: "We've been working on the material, and we have one more session before we actually start recording. Recording is going to be the middle of January and Bob Ezrin is the producer." Read morehere.
Both bands have been on tour together across North America this summer, and the Leppard man and the Californian outfit have decided to get together to record a song tentatively titled Save That Goodness.
Tesla say: "A man with tremendous energy and love for Tesla, Phil Collen has been hanging out and working with Tesla on new music. A great friend and mentor to the band." Read morehere.
Sullivant will be playing with singer/guitarist Parker Gispert and drummer Julian Dorio for the first time since 2006 when they take the stage for the special anniversary show on January 23, 2016 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Ga.
Gispert had the following to say, "Holy moly we are so pumped to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our debut album. The 40 Watt may well be America's greatest club and we plan on bringing the rock to Athens, Ga., the city that gave us our start."
The current lineup of the group, featuring Gispert, Dorio and Timothy Deaux, have announced a special two night engagement at Aisle 5 in Atlanta on December 18th and 19th which will feature a career spanning set list that the band plans to film and record for a forthcoming live release.
In addition, The Whigs will also be playing a special New Year's Eve show in Nashville with King Of Leon, Chris Stapleton and Wild Cub as part of the Jack Daniel's Bash On Broadway festivities.See all of the upcoming dates here.
The short North American trek will be kicking off on December 11th in Boulder, CO at the Boulder Theater and concluding on December 20th in Fresno, CA at the Woodward Rotary Amphitheatre.
Falling In Reverse will also be hitting the road for the Supervillains tour of the U.S. next month which will also feature Attila, Metro Station, and Assuming We Survive.See all of the tour dates here.
He's previously streamed the tracks Tomorrow Seems So Far Away and Almost Gone. The album reflects on Trout's battle with liver disease and the transplant that saved his life.
He says: "I'm thrilled about this album, about my life and about my music. I feel that I'm reborn as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist and a human being. I have a new chance at being the best musician and the best man that I can be. And I'm incredibly happy and grateful." Stream the new songhere.
Danzig says: "These are my skeletons. You may or may not know that I dig these songs. You could say that some of this music is the actual basis and skeleton of what I listened to growing up - ultimately informing the kind of music I like.
"It's the foundation. If you took Elvis and Sabbath out of my life, I probably wouldn't be the Glenn Danzig you know. I'm glad both sides are represented on this record."
As for his Elvis tribute, he adds: "It's also something that I didn't think anyone would necessarily expect. When you tell them you're going to do an Elvis cover, they expect something they know. Not a lot of people know this one. It's actually on the 68 Comeback Special, and it's worth going back to." Check out the cover art and tracklistinghere.
Vocalist Ashley Costello recently told Metal Hammer that her approach to songwriting has changed dramatically over the years - and admitted she had a "love-hate relationship" with the process.
She said: "In the early days, I wrote a lot about heartbreak, breaking up with your boyfriend, the typical stuff. Then a year or two ago it was more about family. My dad is estranged, so I finally opened up about that in Let Me Down.
"Malevolence has nothing about romance or family - it's all about betrayal from every corner. Everyone has the capability to stab you in the back." Watch the videohere.
Von Hausswolff says: "Evocation is a poetic journey into a memory. It's about trying to understand a place better by remembering its history. It's about the terror, fascination and beauty that comes with the recollection of the past."
She'll also tour in support of the follow-up to 2012's Ceremony, with nine December dates planned including a show at London's Oslo on the 8th of the month.
The Miraculous also features drummer Ulrik Ording, keyboardist Filip Leyman, and guitarists Joel Fabiansson and Karl Vento. Watch the videohere.
The Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman tells Metal Hammer: "From the time we started recording our first album until we released it, the industry disappeared.
"So Puscifer, as an independent band, we've fought an uphill battle to develop an identity. Because there's no longer that machine to plop us in front of you to say 'this is a thing.'
"You don't see it because there's no longer that beaten-path formula. We're not in Billboard, so we don't exist. We don't exist to most people because we don't appear in those boring, archaic spaces."
He comparers the situation to that of his wine company Caduceus Cellars, who've been a success without outside help. Read morehere.
"We are very happy to be debuting our new single, Born To Be Free, through Metal Hammer UK," says band leader Yoshiki. "We are excited and very pleased with how the new album is going and the single is a really good taster. As soon as I started composing Born To Be Free, I knew it was going to be a special song for X Japan. We want people to interpret the song as a reflection of their personal journey. All of us are born free to dream what we want without any limits."
Born To Be Free is taken from the band's forthcoming album - their first in 20 years - which will be released on March 11 2016 and is the follow-up to 1996's Dahlia. The album was recorded at Yoshiki's home studio in Los Angeles and mixed by engineer Chris Lord-Alge, who has previously worked with the likes of Prince, Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.
The album's launch will be celebrated at a multimedia event known as #XDAY at Wembley Arena in London, which will take place the day after the album's release, on March 12. The event will include a X Japan live show and the world premiere of a documentary about the band, from Searching For Sugarman producer John Battsek and Stones In Exile director Stephen Kijak. Tickets are on sale now. "We can't wait to get over to Europe for the Wembley Show," says Yoshiki. Read more and stream the songhere.
It'll be their first work since the death of founder Daevid Allen. Meanwhile, Gong have named the support acts for their UK tour which kicks off on October 20 at Bilston's Robin 2. That night's show will feature Progoctopus and Here & Now, while Teeth Of The Sea will be in support for the October 21 date at London Dingwalls.
Andy Bole supports at the Leicester Musician on October 22, while Dead Otter help out at Glasgow's Audio the following night. Trojan Horse support at Manchester venue Band On The Wall on October 24, and Mugstar open the show at Liverpool's Kazimier on November 3. Watch the videohere.
The San Francisco Bay Area thrash heroes kick off the trek in Birmingham on February 26 and follow up the British Isles leg with shows in Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands and Germany.
Frontman Steve 'Zetro' Souza says: "Can't wait to get back to the UK to hang out with all the British Exo maniacs. We only did London and Manchester last time and it was f***ing bonkers. Looking forward to a more in depth UK jaunt, so get ready for the Exodus invasion in Great Britain. It's gonna get violent." See the dateshere.
Speaking to Metal Hammer about the songs, vocalist Jim Grey says the song is dedicated to "those we've lost." He says, "It's a reminder not to dwell in mourning and melancholy, but to celebrate life in all its fragility.
"It's a bright and uplifting song, but bittersweet. I look forward to joining with the voices of all our fans when we take this tune on the road!" Watch the new videohere.
The song is the lead track from Cornell's recently issued fourth solo album, "Higher Truth." The follow-up to 2009's "Scream" was recorded earlier this year in Seattle with producer Brendan O'Brien.
The official video for the single - directed by Jessie Hill - sees Cornell make his acting debut in a Wild West setting alongside cameos by Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Heroes, The Expendables) and W. Earl Brown (Deadwood).
The Soundgarden frontman is currently playing dates on a 6-week theater tour of North America to promote the project. Check out the unplugged performanceshere.
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