Russell tells Music Mania: "I was in a coma eight months ago from drinking too much. The doctor told me when I woke up, 'If you drink again, your liver's gonna shut down and you're gonna die.'
"So I'm not gonna take the chance. I'm doing good right now. My body's in great shape. I've been working out. I've been running. I just took care of myself, got some muscle on me, and I'm back on stage doing what I used to do. It's great." Read morehere.
Now DeLonge says he's been in talks with drummer Travis Barker about his place in the band, and has played down suggestions in a recent interview with Science.Mic that he left Blink to search for UFOs.
The singer says: "Quitting the band to search for UFOs? WTF is wrong with you, media? I'm actually talking to Travis about us right now - never did quit, remember?" Read morehere.
The suit - brought by Randy California's estate and members of Spirit by trustee Michael Skidmore - claims the acoustic introduction to 1971's "Stairway" was lifted from their 1968 instrumental, "Taurus."
Courthouse News Service reports Skidmore's attorney Francis Malofiy asked jurors to award California a one-third songwriting credit and its accompanying financial rewards to the song alongside Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
Malofiy asked the jury to award an amount in damages that is somewhere between the $58.5 million in recent gross revenue for music that included Led Zeppelin's 87-song catalog, and close to $7 million in revenue from "Stairway" alone - while the defendants held firm that the figure was closer to to $800,000.
Zeppelin attorney Peter Anderson said that Skidmore had failed to show that any member of Led Zeppelin had ever heard "Taurus." He explained that music experts had testified that the introductions to both songs in question use a commonplace descending chromatic line that has "existed for hundreds of years" and is evident in numerous 21st Century pop songs including "My Funny Valentine" and The Beatles' "Michelle."
"I don't have to say [California] copied it from 'Michelle.' It belongs to everyone. It's a musical device," said Anderson. Listen to both trackshere.
He announced the news on his Instagram page, sharing a photo of himself with the movie's co-stars, Shane West and Leslie Bibb. In the Instagram photo's caption, Hook stated, "What a great experience with cool people!"
In other news, Hook and Five Finger Death Punch have a ton brewing this year, mainly massive amounts of tour dates. The band will embark on a co-headlining tour with Shinedown this fall, kicking off Oct. 18 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read morehere.
The band are currently demoing their seventh album - following an attempt to walk out on their contract with their record label Warner Bros earlier this year. No completion date has been given for the follow-up to 2013's Hail To The King - but it's expected at some time this year.
The band issued a statement in January, saying: "We want our fans to know this - we are in the middle of writing a record we cannot wait for you to hear. We expect to go into the studio very soon, and look forward to releasing our new album later this year." See the dateshere.
The collection was due to be released on June 16, but SceneFour, along with Menza's family, decided to push that date back in light of his death - and it'll now be unveiled on July 23, the day Menza would have turned 52.
SceneFour say of the project: "The process involves the use of drumsticks that light to craft the visuals within the artwork. To build the piece, Menza worked with SceneFour, the art team behind the medium and publishers of rhythmic works by a highly select group of legendary drummers." Read morehere.
He sings on the track It Remembers. Earlier this week, the band issued the single The Coin Has A Say from the record, which is now available for pre-order.
Low Teens is the follow-up to 2014's From Parts Unknown is set to be released on September 23 via Epitaph. Every Time I Die are currently on the Vans Warped Tour, which continues throughout the summer. See the cover art, tracklisting and tour dateshere.
The upcoming album features the country single "That Ain't Country," which is available for download now via iTunes. Lewis says that the new album champions old-school sounding country music.
"I'd like to think that Sinner is a newer take on classic, traditional outlaw country, Waylon (Jennings) and Merle (Haggard) and Willie (Nelson), and Hank (Williams) Jr. and Johnny Cash and all that stuff," Lewis said in a statement. "That was the music I heard a kid, and that's the country music that permeated my soul and stuck with me my whole life." Read morehere.
The band was forced to postponed the kick of the trek with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men when Taylor had to undergo "unplanned spinal surgery" after the singer says he broke his neck without realizing it.
Now Corey has updated fans about his visit with his doctor. He tweeted, "Neck Update: follow-up appt w/ Dr was great! For now, no headbanging, jumping. But I'll sing my ass off. Back to 90% 4-6 months, 100%/year."
The run of shows will kick off in Pittsburgh on September 29 and wrap up in Vancouver on October 26 - a few weeks before they return to Europe for a winter tour. The new dates can be found below in bold.
Opeth recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast for the follow-up to 2014's Pale Communion. Mainman Mikael Akerfeldt said: "We're happy to confirm that we have indeed signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will be putting out our 12th studio album Sorceress via our own imprint, Moderbolaget Records.
"The decision was made in Markus Staiger's - Nuclear Blast kingpin - ridiculously potent Porsche going at 150mph somewhere in the south of Germany.
"We're happy to be part of the NB team and look forward to a fruitful relationship." See the dateshere.
He'll also perform using the "world's largest tuned drum and percussion set" each night of the tour. Bozzio says: "I'm looking forward to this extensive US tour in August and November.
"I'll have some new pieces to play on my big kit and hopefully some surprises for you in this new show." Check out the dates for the trek which kicks off on August 14th in Phoenixhere.
But in the end they didn't have enough good quality footage and have instead opted to put out recent single Redshift as a standalone visual document of the night.
Frontman Rou Reynolds says: "After such a spectacle, we decided to cobble together and edit the footage from the jumbotrons on the night. Unfortunately a lot of the crowd footage was warped and unusable, but we were only able to put together one great track rather than a whole show, but we hope this'll give you an idea of the energy on the night.
"Being such a DIY tour - programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example - it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that." Watch the videohere.
The clip comes on the heels of the recently-issued "The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God", and several other tunes from the set, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 41,000 units.
Produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, "Electric Warlock" features the rocker and his touring band of guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish.
"I can easily say this is my favorite album yet... no joke," raves Zombie. "Yeah I know everyone says that. But it is seriously our heaviest musical monster to date. Not since 'Hellbilly Deluxe' have I spent this long putting an album together. It was worth it."
Zombie is gearing up to launch a summer tour of North America with Korn that will begin in Greenwood Village, CO on July 19. Watch the new videohere.
New York-based Schorr's band, The Engine Room, features British guitarist Innes Sibun, who formerly worked with Robert Plant. Schorr says: "Something magical happens when we're on stage together. We're fuelled further by the audiences' reaction and everything's possible. I love touring and enjoy the privilege of meeting so many like-minded people who share our love of the blues."
Schorr got noticed by the wider blues world after several years of touring the US and Europe with Joe Louis Walker and Popa Chubby. She was recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall Of Fame.
A video showing the making of A Force of Nature can be viewedhere.
The Texan founded management company Lone Wolf in 1969 and helped ZZ Top on their rise to international fame and also propelled country singer Clint Black to stardom.
After ZZ Top departed Warner Bros for RCA Records as their sales began to dip in the early 90s, Ham won a contract that earned them millions over five albums.
In 2000, Ham topped the 25 Most Powerful People In Austin list in the American Statesman - as his firm Hamstein Publishing company heavily influenced the country and pop charts over the years. Read morehere.
Guitarist Richard recently told Classic Rock: "I'm terrified of flying. I haven't been on a plane for 37 years. We were coming to Europe in 1990 to support Dire Straits, until the Iraq War. I hate to admit, I was relieved.
"But my son John Fred insisted, 'It's time to put up or shut up.'" The Headhunters last year released Meet Me In Bluesland, which they recorded with late piano icon Johnnie Johnson in 2003. See the tour dateshere.
Good Tiger will tour Europe alongside Dance Gavin Dance in support of their debut album A Head Full Of Moonlight, which they released in April. As for their Prog nomination, Nagle says the band are thrilled to make the shortlist.
He says: "It's amazing to be nominated for a Prog award, especially as the band is coming up to its first year anniversary. I can only hope a dragon or some kind of mystical creature will present the award to the winning band." See the tour dateshere.
The Australian rockers will also issue the album's title track as a single on July 8. Breakin' Outta Hell will be released via Spinefarm Records after Airbourne penned a new worldwide deal with the label.
The album is produced by Bob Marlette, who also worked on their 2007 debut Runnin' Wild. It will be engineered and mixed by Mike Fraser, who has previously worked with Aerosmith, Van Halen and Metallica. See the intl tour dateshere.
"We are pleased to announce that we will be hitting the road this November with the one and only Armored Saint and Midnight Eternal," says vocalist Todd La Torre. "We're looking forward to seeing all of you for this great billing of musical diversity and high energy performances! Come join the Ryche this November - December!"
On sale dates for the fall shows vary by city, with several going on sale Friday, June 24 - check your local ticket provider for more details. See the tour dateshere.
Keenan worked closely with writer and longtime friend Sarah Jansen on the project. The point was to move away from the understanding of Keenan only as a musician or as Tool's frontman, and illuminate and explore the many other facets of his personality.
Not only will readers get photographs of Keenan as a child up to the present, but many of the people he's worked with in the music industry along with his friends and family contributed interviews for a well-rounded look. And then, of course, there's Keenan in his own words, sharing stories, insight and more about his life, which took him from the Midwest to the Army to art school and beyond.
According to the book's press release, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things "presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes surprising opportunities." Watch the book's trailerhere.