Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and unconfirmed others will kick off the reunion in April with two shows in Las Vegas followed by the dates in Mexico City - which land in the week between appearances at Coachella.
The 2016 shows will mark the first time the trio have performed together since a July 17, 1993 date at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. See the update list of reunion dateshere.
Browne, Eagles co-founders Don Henley and Leadon will team with Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit for the one-time-only special tribute to Frey, who passed away January 18 at the age of 67 from a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.
"Glenn Frey's untimely passing was a huge loss for the entire creative community," says President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow. "For more than 45 years, the Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape. We are honored to welcome the band, along with Jackson Browne, to the Grammy stage in tribute to Glenn's tremendous legacy."
Frey sang lead vocals on Eagles classics like "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight." Read morehere.
The guitar icon - who was featured momentarily during Sunday's Super Bowl 50 broadcast - took to Facebook to thank the companies for his inclusion before suggesting a local Bay Area lineup could have delivered "real live" entertainment for fans on site and tuned in around the world.
"Dear NFL/CBS, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for including me as a part of your Super Bowl entertainment," Santana writes. "I do feel compelled to point out to you that the Halftime Show should have included some of the local iconic bands that the World would have loved to see perform. Bands like Metallica, Steve Miller, Journey and yours truly. We would have rocked the Half Time Show and done the SF Bay Area proud.
"This is just an invitation for you to consider iconic bands as part of your Half Time entertainment. Real live music, real live vocals, and give the audience real live chills."
"Thank You Carlos," added Journey, who shared the guitarist's note on their own Facebook page, "and yes we would have all Rocked it!" Read morehere.
He tells the Guardian: "What I love the most about the metal community is the sense of community that comes along with it. Unlike other genres there's a support system and common sense of appreciation for what we are all striving to achieve.
"It feels like when one of us crosses over and wins, we all win. We are, collectively, kind of treated like bastard stepchildren by the rest of the music world, so any time we get to fly the flag in their faces, to me that means that more people are hearing what I consider real music.
"You get used to being a bastard stepchild, it goes hand in hand with the attitude, and the reactionary vibe of the music itself - which makes you feel something whether you want it to or not." Read morehere.
He adds: "We're super excited to have a new platform to connect with our Army Of Noise across the world. We're gonna be saving some of the best bits of what we do for our subscribers and there's gonna be plenty for you all to get your teeth into.
"Make sure you become part of it and make this your first destination for all things Bullet For My Valentine. See you on the stage somewhere very soon."
The app will gives users access to the band's entire back catalogue, ticket pre-sales, live streams, merchandise and more. Earlier this week, the group released a video for their track Worthless, which is lifted from their latest album Venom. Watch ithere.
Guitarist Brad Shultz previously said the partnership with Auerbach came about as a result of drunken bravado. He said: "I was probably a little too drunk in the dressing room and I was like, 'Man, let me show you some songs, dude. We gotta do some tracks together.' Typical stuff. I was really wasted."
Meanwhile, Cage The Elephant have had to upgrade the venues for their upcoming UK shows in Liverpool and Manchester due to high demand for tickets. The Liverpool gig on February 18 will now take place at the Academy 2, while the February 20 show will move to Manchester's Academy 2. Stream the singlehere.
Scott, who previously played with Glass Intrepid and Dev Electric, joins Emma Anzai and Mark Goodwin and has been brought in after the 2014 departure of Shimon Moore.
The band teased fans with a clip of a studio performance with their new vocalist back in December, keeping his identity hidden - but they introduced the new singer in a snippet of their next single.
Scott tells Loudwire: "As soon as I found out about the lineup change, my gut feeling told me to reach out to Emma and Mark, and we clicked right away. I knew this was a shot that could change the course of my life so I flew out to LA to audition the next morning.
Anzai and Goodwin add: "Before we met Bryan in person, we knew he'd be a great fit. His audition of Odd One and You're Going Down was on point and from there the music progressed naturally." Check out the new singlehere.
Sahagun previously played bass for Lacuna Coil while Marco 'Maki' Coti-Zelati was unable to tour with the group in 2014. He made his live debut with the band during the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise last weekend.
Vocalist Cristina Scabbia says: "Daniel came on the cruise to play with us, but he is not the new member of Lacuna Coil. He's still part of the family, though." Read morehere.
"The approach I took on this was that each song came across as if you are the first person to hear this song after I wrote it," says Frampton. "I had to reverse engineer each song in order to get this result, which I feel I achieved."
Frampton will support the release of "Acoustic Classics" with the launch of a new leg of his Raw unplugged tour in Tucson, AZ on March 9. Read more and check out the preview streamshere.
Sjoblom says: "I have been meaning to make The Unbendable Sleep for quite some time now so, when I finally had the opportunity, I had a great time recording it. It's probably one of the most down-to-earth and honest albums I've ever done.
"I found myself singing about mirrors quite a lot and that's also referring to just that - looking into the mirror and not recognizing the person staring back at you."
Sjoblom will promote the release on a mini UK tour with prog rock band Anima Mundi. Stream the albumhere.
"The song is not necessarily about sailing or seamanship as such," explains Monroe. "It's basically about us getting on the tour bus and hitting the road with our band. Ville Juurikkala, who shot the videos for 'Ballad of the Lower East Side,' 'Stained Glass Heart,' and 'Old King's Road' has done this new one, too.
"It was pretty easy to make and includes some footage shot by the band while we were on tour. I think the video has a good vibe and we're all happy with the way it turned out. Hope you enjoy it!"
Monroe recorded the follow-up to 2013's "Horns And Halos" with his touring band - bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), guitarist Rich Jones (ex-Black Halos/Amen) and drummer Karl Rockfist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig). Watch the new videohere.
The band - which features bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson - released their first live DVD, "At Your Service", in December.
In concert, the group present the Red Rocker's musical history and Bonham's legacy by performing tunes by Hagar, Van Halen, Montrose and Led Zeppelin.
Airing Sunday nights on AXS TV, "Rock & Roll Road Trip" sees Hagar drive across the country to jam with some of rock's biggest names, including Chickenfoot bandmate Michael Anthony, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Alice Cooper, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell.
"Something that's always bugged me is that fans get to see us either onstage in concert or in interviews, and that's about it," says Hagar. "There's so much cool, history-making stuff that happens off stage that fans have never really had access to, but I do. And that's where this show takes viewers! I'm hookin' them up with a real backstage pass. Watch the preview videohere.
The album is described as "an atmospheric, musical interpretation beginning in tunnels deep beneath the earth, where every need is controlled and catered for by the machine."
Label Cherry Red Records adds: "The struggle to escape and find a way to reach the outer surface is a utopian dream, which could prove to be the most deadly dream of all." Read morehere.
The second instalment of All Day And All Night Long shows Bonnet and co on the road across the UK, playing the Giants Of Rock Festival and heading off to their Skegness hometown show.
Bonnet also visits the recently unveiled Cozy Powell plaque at the Corn Hall, Cirencester, and says he was invited to the ceremony, but couldn't make it.
He points at the plaque which reads, 'World famous rock drummer' and says: "This is an understatement." He adds: "My friend, forever. This is the town where he lived, where he's from and where his adoptive mum brought him up. He was given the name of Colin Powell. He never really knew his real parents - and never knew his real name! But he was Cozy Powell."
Bonnet is also asked whether Ritchie Blackmore's claim in his own documentary that he once fled out of the hotel fire escape to get a haircut while on tour with Rainbow is true.
He replies: "That never happened. It was untidy so I decided one afternoon in Edinburgh that I would go for a walk in the city and I'd go for a haircut.
"There was no guard on the door. I didn't go out the bathroom window. But I can't understand why Ritchie is still talking about it. I would never do anything to sabotage the show or upset him in any way." Watch the videohere.
Everybody Wants is released on March 4. "When putting the album together we have approached it with the mindset that when listening, you are taken on a journey," says frontman Luke Spiller.
"I think anyone who listens to this album will hear our journey and feel our ambition. We truly have put our hearts and souls into it and I hope you love it as much as we do." Watch the new videohere.
Cunningham tells Louder Than War: "I'm a lot happier these days, I wasn't that happy with the first album but I'm three years older now and have learned how to do it better.
"With the new album, I wrote all of it and play most of the instruments as well. George Hudson plays a couple of lead guitar parts and Raph Mura plays drums, so it's virtually a solo album."
Cunningham reports that Small Faces' 1968 album Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake has been instrumental in shaping the sound of her new material. She continues: "It was a huge influence in the way that it is very early progressive and that it's a concept album with a storyline." Read morehere.
He's gone on to appear in several projects since the split, including Flying Colors, Metal Allegiance, and his band The Winery Dogs. But he says he'd be open to some sort of reconciliation in the future.
He tells Gigs And Festivals: " Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci, we've stayed in touch. I've never closed the door on doing something with them. It's not like I'm waiting for it - it's not like I'm planning it, it's not like it's in my career plan, but certainly if the invitation, or if the opportunity arose, I would surely welcome it.
"It's just because I don't hold grudges, and I like to have an open heart and always cherish the people in my life and in my past. That was 25 years of my life." Read morehere.
The Haunted say: "Next to playing a US tour and a bunch of dates in Europe, we are hard at work for the follow-up album to Exit Wounds. The material we are currently looking at is both super-heavy and dynamic, so we are excited to be recording the new tracks later in the year. Stay tuned."
The thrash outfit previously slated the album's release for August or September 2015. Exit Wounds was vocalist Marco Aro's first album in his second stint with The Haunted, after he returned to the band in 2013. He replaced Peter Dolving in 1999, after himself being replaced by Dolving in 2003. See the tour dateshere.
And Abbath couldn't be happier with how things worked out. He tells Metal Wani: "From Creature Kevin to Creature Gabe, they are pretty much the same drummers. It's like changing lane, but the speed and determination is still there. I would say they are the best drummers in the world."
Abbath's debut, self-titled, album was released last month and the mainman says the songs were written for what would have been Immortal's ninth album. Instead, they ended up on his new project's debut, although he admits he couldn't have done it without Creature and bass player King ov Hell.
Abbath adds: "It didn't become an Immortal album, which it was supposed to be, It became an Abbath album and I could never have done it without King and Creature." Read more and watch the full interviewhere.
Hacktivist, Mayday Parade, Hit The Lights, ROAM and Norma Jean have also been added to the bill for the event which will take place in Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield from May 28-30.
The 10th anniversary of the festival will see Yellowcard play their 2003 album Ocean Avenue in full. Slam Dunk founder and director Ben Ray said: "I had no idea back then what I thought would be a one-off event would still be going now, let alone continue to grow to the size it has become." See the lineuphere.
Bass player Luke Davis says: "The next EP is a massive progression from where we are. I don't think we've changed, because what we do is what we do. But it's definitely a massive progression. The sound is bigger. Everything has moved forward."
Georgia Pine was engineered and produced by Tom Gittins, who has previously worked with Robert Plant. The EP can be pre-ordered from the band's website.
Broken Witt Rebels join Brantley Gilbert on his upcoming UK tour, before which they play three headline shows - in London, Birmingham and Sheffield. Stream the songhere.
Brighton hardcore five-piece Dead Swans will also reform for the all-day event after teasing the reunion back in January, while London band Dirty Money are scheduled to perform together for the first time since 2010.
Hardcore veterans Terror will headline on April 30 with support from Dead Swans and Incendiary. Trapped Under Ice perform on May 3 with Dirty Money and Higher Power.
Tripp says the Outbreak set will be their only show, adding: "Outbreak is one of the coolest hardcore punk festivals in the world. Read morehere.
The announcement included a hand-drawn cartoon of a baby with an umbilical cord protruding from its stomach and a speech bubble with the words "I'm waiting."
Bowie's Facebook team added: "Congratulations to Duncan and Rodene Jones with the posting of their happy news on Twitter." The 44-year-old film director (2009's "Moon", 2011's "Source Code") is the only child from the 10-year marriage of Bowie and first wife Angie. Read morehere.
Inhuman: Inhuman is a song about letting the bullies of this world know that you won't be held down. It's about having strength in yourself, and standing up for what you believe in. We are all different in our own ways, and we have all fought many battles in this lifetime. It's about picking yourself up, and realizing that it's not the end. We all have hard times. We all have struggles. We all have Scars!
Blood for Blood" We wrote this song, because we were tired of seeing people becoming so divided over issues that our media outlets were just jamming down peoples throats. Whether it be race, sexuality, gender, etc. it seems that all they ever do is separate us more and drive more problems between us.
Blood for Blood is a song about not buying into everything you see on the news. It's about coming together and not letting them tear us apart! We shouldn't be broken down by the color of our skin or who we fall in love with. It's time for everyone to stand up for themselves, to quit buying in to all the BS we see on TV. This is a fight we have to fight together!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the albumright here!
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