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Rolling Stones Announce Retro Box Set

(Classic Rock) The Rolling Stones In Mono collection featuring their discography throughout the 60s will be released on September 30. The box set features 186 songs from 1964's The Rolling Stones through 1969's Let It Bleed and also a new collection of non-album B sides and rarities named Stray Cats.

It includes 56 songs which have never been made available in mono since the digitalisation of music. The sleeve notes say: "The albums from the first decade of history and mayhem have been newly remastered with unprecedented fidelity and revelatory detail from original mono sources."

The box set is available in 15CD or 16LP and includes a 48-page book containing a 5000 word essay by Rolling Stone's senior editor David Fricke and rare photos by Terry O'Neill. It will also be made available in digital formats standard digital, mastered for iTunes and True HD. Read more here.

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Pantera Can Never Do A Reunion Says Vinnie Paul Bandmate

(Metal Hammer) Hellyeah's Chad Gray says Pantera "can never do a reunion." The supergroup frontman and former Mudvayne vocalist calls out fans for seemingly forgetting that drummer Vinnie Paul watched his bandmate brother Dimebag Darrell "get tragically murdered in front of him."

He tells Revolver Mag: "Tragically, even if Vinnie wanted to, Pantera can never do a reunion. You can't do a reunion without a member of a band. I think that people forget the emotional aspect of this.

Vinnie watched his brother get tragically murdered in front of him, and what's on their mind? They want to see a Pantera reunion. I'm not trying to call people out as ***holes, but people are kind of ***holes. They forget that he had to live this."

Gray also insists there are "many reasons" why Mudvayne no longer exist - and explains that Hellyeah's latest album Undeniable is inspired by their frustration at continued reunion discussions over their former bands. Read more here.

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Led Zeppelin Reveal Video Preview For BBC Sessions

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin have released a video preview of their upcoming Super Deluxe Edition of their forthcoming expanded edition of their 1997 set, "BBC Sessions," which is set to be released on September 16th.

"The Complete BBC Sessions" will present the original package - which featured live recordings selected from the band's appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971 - plus eight unreleased songs, including three rescued from a previously "lost" session from 1969.

The 3CD/5LP Super Deluxe Edition includes the remastered album and unreleased audio on CD, 180-gram vinyl and a high-def audio download card alongside a 48-page book filled with photos of the band, the recording locations, BBC memorabilia, and session information plus a high-quality print of the original album cover.

The set has been newly remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page with extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis, providing - for the first time ever - accurate details and notes about all of the band's BBC sessions.

"The Complete BBC Sessions" will also be available in multiple formats including a Deluxe Edition offered as 3CD and 5LP sets, and as a digital download. Read more and watch the video here.

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Dokken Announce One Off U.S. Reunion Show

Dokken's classic lineup has confirmed a one-off U.S. reunion show that will be taking place ahead of their upcoming Unleashed In The East Tour in Japan this October.

The U.S. show, featuring Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown, is set to take place on September 30th at the Badlands Pawn Guns Gold And Rock 'N' Roll in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The band will then head to Japan to kick off their reunion tour on October 5th in Osaka at the Namba Hatch, with the trek wrapping up in Tokyo on the 12th at Zepp Divercity. See the dates here.

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Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 Coming Next Month

Jack White has compiled 26-tracks of unplugged material for a new double-LP and double-CD entitled "Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016" which will be released on September 9th.

The new release, which will also be available digitally, will include "alternate versions, mixes and previously unreleased recordings from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and solo material," according to the announcement. Preorder it here.

White is giving fans an early taste of the release with a stream of the track "City Lights" here, which was originally written for the "Get Behind Me Satan" album from The White Stripes. See the tracklisting here.

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Dio Hologram Official High Quality Video Released

An official high quality video of the Ronnie James Dio hologram performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany this past weekend has been released.

The new clip follows the posting of fan shot footage earlier this week with both showing the late metal legend performing with his former bandmates who now play as the Dio Disciples.

As previously noted, guitarist Craig Goldy had this to say about the special performance, "We know how much the fans miss Ronnie and the special and unequaled element that he brought to his live performances. Being able to recreate that same kind of magic for his fans at Wacken was incredible." Check out the new video footage here.

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The Pretty Reckless Announce New Album 'Who You Selling For'

The Pretty Reckless have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album "Who You Selling For" on October 21st and have revealed tour dates in support of the effort.

The new album was produced by Kato Khandwala. Frontwoman Taylor Momsen had this to say about the writing of the new material, "We had so much we wanted to say, it was like shaking a can of soda on tour, and then when we started writing we cracked the seal.

"The touring life is very isolating. You look at the world through a bus or airplane window. But music is the healing factor. It's the one thing that is grounding and a true companion through the forest. It saved us - again."

They will be promoting the new album with a U.S. tour that is set to kick off on October 20th in Tulsa, OK at the Brady Theater and will conclude on December 6th in Los Angeles, CA at the Mayan Theatre. See the dates here.

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Bullet For My Valentine Reveal New Album Plans

(Metal Hammer) Bullet For My Valentine have revealed they'll enter the studio at the end of August. But rather than laying down a number of tracks for the follow-up to 2015's Venom - they say they're only planning to record one or two songs.

Bassist Jamie Mathias tells Arte Concert: "I think the plan is, at the end of this month, we're going to have a couple of days in the studio writing and recording."

Lead guitarist Michael Paget adds: "It's to keep momentum of the band going, bring a bit more focus back and get ready for our winter tour and just see what comes out - so hopefully it will be happy days. We're hoping for two, but if not it will just be one song."

Bullet For My Valentine have a number of live dates scheduled over the coming months, including an appearance at Manchester's Academy on December 4, where they'll play their 2005 debut album The Poison in full. See the dates here.

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The Sword Unplug For 'Low Country' Album

The Sword have put an acoustic spin on their 2015 hit album "High Country" and they will be releasing the results as a new album entitled "Low Country" on September 23rd.

"Low Country", which was produced by bassist Bryan Richie and mixed by J. Robbins, will feature unplugged versions of the tracks from the "High Country" album.

The group will be hitting the road in support of the effort with a combination of U.S. headline dates and a North American tour where they will be supporting Opeth.

The Low Country Tour's headline dates begin on September 22nd in New Orleans, LA and will include stops in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.

Opeth's American tour is set to commence on September 29th in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE and will wrap up on October 26th in Vancouver, Canada at the Orpheum. See all of the dates here.

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Beach Boys Pet Sounds Classic Albums Coming To DVD and Blu-Ray

(Kayos) Eagle Rock are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys landmark "Pet Sounds" album with the release of a new "Classic Albums" DVD and Blu-Ray on September 23rd. We were sent the following details:

The DVD / Blu-ray features over 30 minutes of additional interviews not included in the broadcast version, and clocks in at over one and half fascinating hours. Classic Albums - Pet Sounds features cuts from many of the iconic Pet Sounds album tracks including "God Only Knows," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Sloop John B," "I Know There's An Answer," "Let's Go Away For A While," and "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times."

Pet Sounds was recorded in late 1965 and early 1966 about a year after Brian Wilson had withdrawn from playing live with The Beach Boys in order to concentrate on composing and studio work. While the rest of the band were out on tour, Brian Wilson worked in the studio creating multi-layered compositions with painstaking attention to detail utilizing orchestration, sound effects and unusual instruments. When the band returned from tour, they went into the studio to add their trademark complex vocal harmonies.

The new direction of the music caused some consternation within the group. The program explores the band's relationship at this time as well as the creation of the music through interviews with all the surviving Beach Boys and others involved in the creation of the album. Preorder here.

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The Stone Roses Fans Offered Refund For 'Beautiful Thing' Single

(Classic Rock) The Stone Roses are offering fans a full refund on sales of their latest single "Beautiful Thing". Fans who bought a limited edition 12-inch version of the track can get their 6.99 back after Universal Records admitted descriptions of the item had been "misleading."

Universal advertised the one-track vinyl single as being limited to 5000 copies, but now admit 6000 copies were actually pressed. The song is the second single to be released by the Manchester icons since their reunion, following comeback track All For One.

Universal say: "This item was inaccurately advertised as being limited to 5000 units. The vinyl single was manufactured to accommodate all territories and the UK allocation for this was 5000 units, but a total of 6000 units were manufactured globally. We appreciate that this was misleading and apologize for this miscommunication." Read more here.

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Guided By Voices Extend North American Tour

Guided By Voices will now be staying on the road for most of the rest of the year, having announced new dates on their Fall tour, including a New Year's Eve show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg with The Moles.

As previously reported, the trek will feature the new lineup, with former guitarist Doug Gillard rejoining the band. The new lineup, Gillard, Kevin March (drums), Bobby Bare Jr. (guitar) and Mark Shue (bass) will be recording a new album with Robert Pollard in September.

Pollard had the following to say: "We're all extremely excited to have Doug back in the band. He is one of the best guitar players in the world, if not the best." See the dates here.

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Kobra And The Lotus Releasing New Double Album As Separate Volumes

Kobra And The Lotus have announced that they will be releasing their new double album "Prevail I + II" as two separate volumes under a deal that they just inked with Napalm Records.

They will be releasing part one in February of next year followed by the second part in October. The band had the following to say about their new worldwide record deal: "It is with great pleasure and humility that we can finally announce our signing to Napalm Records!!

"We've been working very hard on creating our upcoming albums, 'Prevail I' and 'Prevail II', and believe there couldn't have been a better partnership to help us bring this massive double record undertaking to the world.

"Get ready for lots of new music and the best sonic evolution of Kobra And The Lotus to date. We can't wait to see you all out there!! Horns up, love up!! \M/."

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Ringworm Announce U.S. Tour

Ringworm will be keeping busy on the road with two separate tours including a newly announced U.S. tour (as well as one Canadian stop) in support of their new album "Snake Church".

The U.S. tour will feature support from Exalt and is set to kick off on October 5th in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus and will conclude on Oct 25th in 25 Cincinnati, OH at the Northside Yacht.

They will then head across the pond to launch a European tour with Hierophant and Noisem that will get underway on Nov 19th in Roeselare, BE and wrap up on December 3rd in 3 Duisburg. See the dates here.

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Nonpoint And Escape The Fate Team For Coheadlining Tour

Nonpoint have announced that they will be teaming up with Escape the Fate to launch a coheadlining tour this fall across the United States that will be dubbed the Hate Poison Tour.

The trek is scheduled to begin on November 10th in Denver, CO at the Summit Music Hall and will run until December 3rd where they will play the final show at the House of Blues in Chicago.

Nonpoint and Escape the Fate will be supported on the road trip by Get Scared, Failure Anthem, and Through Fire. Nonpoint is embarking on the tour in support of their latest album "The Poison Red." See the tour dates here.

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Paul McCartney Shares 'Touching' John Lennon Memory

(Classic Rock) Paul McCartney has recalled an unusually tender encounter with late former Beatles bandmate John Lennon a few years after the band split. The songwriting duo had grown up together listening to the same music and following the same fashion trends over the years - and their relationship was "irreplaceable", the 74-year-old says.

Remembering their meeting following the break-up, McCartney tells Rolling Stone: "He hugged me. It was great, because we didn't normally do that. He said, 'It's good to touch.' I always remembered that - it's good to touch."

McCartney continues: "John and me, we were kids growing up together, in the same environment with the same influences. He knows the records I know, I know the records he knows.

"You're writing your first little innocent songs together. Then you're writing something that gets recorded. Each year goes by, and you get the cooler clothes. Then you write the cooler song to go with the cooler clothes. We were on the same escalator - on the same step of the escalator, all the way. It's irreplaceable - that time, friendship and bonding." Read more here.

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Metallica and Def Leppard Stars Added To Classic Rock Roll Of Honour

(Classic Rock) Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and Def Leppard's Phil Collen are the latest stars to be confirmed for this year's Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in Japan.

Hammett and Collen join the previously announced Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Joe Walsh and Slot Machine as guests at the all-star event on November 11 at the 13,000-capacity Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo. The event comes two years after the ceremony was held in Los Angeles, before it returned to London for the 2015 edition.

And as well as revealing the two latest guest stars, Classic Rock has also opened the public voting for four categories - Best New Band, Album Of The Year, Band Of The Year and Reissue Of The Year. Read more here.

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Rare Radiohead Portraits To Be Part Of Exhibition

(Prog) Rare portraits of Radiohead are to go on display at a new photography exhibition in London. Music photographer Sebastian Edge uses an advanced 19th century collodion wet plate technique, using sheets of glass instead of camera film in his hand-built 'Hurricane' camera - which will also be put on display.

The three, eight-foot long portraits will be showcased at Metropolis Studios alongside his other work with bands such as Mars Volta. Edge says it was his unique photography skills which led him to gain work with Radiohead in 2011.

He tells The Line Of Best Fit: "In January 2011, I received a call from Radiohead Headquarters. They'd heard about a photographer that was making pictures with this early Victorian process, with a camera built from Hurricane timber, and wondered if I was still making pictures having disappeared from the music scene for a while.

"Within a few weeks I arrived at their studio and spent two separate days making the pictures for their King Of Limbs campaign. A day in the woods and a day at their studio. Colin Greenwood loved it, being a photographer himself." Read more here.

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Damian Wilson Streams New Solo Song 'Thrill Me'

(Prog) Damian Wilson has released a lyric video for his track "Thrill Me". The song features on the Threshold and Headspace frontman's upcoming solo album Built For Fighting.

His first studio album since 2003's Let's Start A Commune was produced by Andrew Holdsworth, with Bill Shanley, Lee Pomeroy, Adam Wakeman and Brian Willoughby joining Wilson on the record.

The singer was forced to delay the release of Built For Fighting due to "personal matters" back in April but with those now resolved, the new launch date is set for September 9.

Wilson says: "I was fortunate to be surrounded by exceptional musicians and people, who allowed me to produce the album I really wanted to produce. Life is a fight - a never-ending brawl and struggle to find a little peace." Check out the song here.

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Anthrax Announce Late Night With Seth Myers Appearance

(hennemusic) Anthrax have announced that they will be performing on NBC-TV's Late Night With Seth Myers on August 24. The band will be on hand to play their current single, "Monster At The End", from their latest album "For All Kings."

The metal veterans recently released the tune as a colored vinyl single that is available from label Nuclear Blast in lilac, silver, black and gold. "For All Kings" debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year with opening week sales of 34,000 units.

Produced by Jay Ruston, the project marks the debut of former Shadows Fall lead guitarist Jon Donais, who replaced Rob Caggiano in the lineup following his 2013 departure. Read more here.

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