When North Hollywood patrol officers arrived at the home they found Lana Meisner suffering from a single gunshot wound, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, and investigators reportedly later found that her death was accidental. Police had visited the residence early in the evening.
Randy Meisner was a founding member of the Eagles with Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Bernie Leadon. His song "Take It To The Limit" was a major hit for the band and a staple of their live shows during his time in the group. Meisner left the group after their widely successful Hotel California tour in 1977. Read more detailshere.
More information regarding these rescheduled shows to come. Current ticket holders can hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund at point of purchase.See the dates to be rescheduled here.
Papantoniou, who played with the metal band in 1996 and 1997, was found guilty in a jury trial last Thursday (March 3rd) on the counts related to the fatal assault of Larry Dildy in his home in Hamden, according to the New Haven Register (via Loudwire).
The former drummer faces up to 90 years in prison when he is sentenced for the charges on May 26th, according to the report. You can read more details about the casehere.
Part of the concept album was inspired after an incident at a 1977 Pink Floyd concert at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in which Waters spat on a fan. He tells a Montreal news conference: "The Wall is about the journey from the enmity of spitting in someone's face to the position where love becomes more important than that enmity."
Waters also admits he wasn't keen on the concept when he was first approached. He says: "I think my reply was somewhat dismissive. It had been my experience that experiments in collaboration between the worlds of rock and roll and the worlds of symphonic music were generally disastrous and should be embarked upon with extreme trepidation. But they were extremely persuasive." Read morehere.
His time with Sabbath ended after they settled their differences with Ozzy Osbourne. Now Iommi hopes to line up Martin to add new music to the re-release versions of Headless Cross and Tyr.
Iommi tells The Music: "We've held back on the reissues because of the current Sabbath thing with Ozzy, but they will certainly be happening. I'd like to do a couple of new tracks for those with Tony. I'll also be looking at working on Cross Purposes and Forbidden." Read morehere.
Young announced in October that he'd have no more to do with his CSNY colleagues, leading Crosby to comment: "That's like saying there are mountains in Tibet. We know, Neil. We already knew."
Nash said in November that he still hoped the band had a future. Now he tells Lust For Life: "You asked me if there's more of CSN? My answer is 'no,' and that's very sad, because we're pretty good.
"But I don't like David Crosby right now. He's been awful to me these last two years, just f***ing awful. I've been there and saved his f***ing ass for 45 years - and he treated me like sh*t." Read morehere.
The Metallica bassist will lead a show at the Electric Ballroom on March 13, featuring Skindred's Benji Webbe, Ugly Kid Joe's Whitfield Crane, Kyuss ex Brant Bjork and Paul Simon collaborator Armand Sabai-Lecco.
Trujillo recently said: "It's always a party. It's always a trip. The pressure's off - it's just about having fun, playing some kickass bass lines and movin' and groovin.'" Read morehere.
Williams says: "My friend and fellow Budgie band member John Thomas sadly passed away last night. My thoughts are with the loved ones he left behind."
Thomas played on three of Budgie's albums - 1980's Power Supply, 1981's Nightflight and 1982's Deliver Us From Evil. No cause of death has been reported. Read morehere.
The new video was directed by Ramon Boutviseth (Dream Theater, Nonpoint, Veil of Maya) and can be seen here. Guitarist Ben Bruce had this to say, "Everyone has their inner demons. Everyone has their own mental fights they have to deal with. Don't let them consume you. Let them serve as a reminder that things could always be worse. Fight your inner demons and find your inner peace."
The band will be hitting the road this spring to support the new album. They will launch a U.S. tour with Bullet For My Valentine and Cane Hill on April 30th in addition to two headline shows later this week.See the tour dates here.
The performance, which marked The Who's first full band U.S. talk show appearance in almost 50 years, came the day after the group headlined Madison Square Garden as part of the recently-launched North American leg of The Who Hits 50! farewell tour which was postponed following Roger Daltrey's bout with viral meningitis.
Last fall, the band released "The Who: Live In Hyde Park", a project that captures the group at the famed London venue in 2015 as they delivered the final UK concert appearance of their 50th anniversary farewell tour.
The concert footage is rounded out with interviews featuring Daltrey Pete Townshend, as well as Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Johnny Marr and more. Watch the Fallon performancehere.
"Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change," says vocalist James Michael. "'Rise' is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders."
"Prayers For The Damned" is the first volume of a double album project that will keep Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist DJ Ashba on the road throughout 2016.
"Sixx:A.M. is in the most creative place of our careers," says Sixx, "For James, DJ and myself, we think it's the perfect time to release so much quality music to our fans who've been supporting us over the last 3 albums."
The trio will launch their world tour starting April 30 in Jacksonville, FL on April 30. Check out the new songhere.
Geldschlager left the band last year during recording sessions for their fourth album Akroasis, and was replaced in the lineup by Rafael Trujillo. And he says while he and the rest of the band remain close, his name has been dragged through the mud since the split - and lays the blame squarely at the door of Kummerer.
Geldschlager tells London Metal Monthly: "I wouldn't want to view my time in the band as an all-negative experience, even though there was tension between me and Steffen.
"My departure, however, and everything that followed are a complete disgrace to everyone who worked so hard on the album and to the fans who support them.
"I never thought I'd see my name dragged through the mud like that, or have somebody publicly try to plagiarize my work. That's not a great place to be in for sure. But at the end of the day, it doesn't hurt me as much as it hurts the band itself."
He says Kummerer has tried to publicly discredit him by blaming tensions between the pair on the guitarist's "condition" something Geldschlager calls "a new low."
Geldschlager continues: "The only thing I can imagine he's referring to is the fact that during the making of Akroasis I went through a tough break-up with the mother of my two kids. If he's actually using that to hurt me, it's definitely a new low." Read morehere.
He was brought back into the fold in 1993 and stayed until he was fired in 2000 and replaced by Jimi Jamison. He rejoined the Chicago outfit in 2013 with the band stating their intention to carry both Bickler and Jamison.
But following Jamison's death in 2014, the band recruited Cameron Barton last year - and Bickler says that means he's no longer required. He says on Facebook: "To all my dear fans, bittersweet news that I am no longer a member of Survivor. Just wanted to share that with you." Read morehere.
The Astonishing, the double-disc concept album that follows 2013's self-titled release, was released in January. It's their second title since Mike Mangini replaced co-founded Mike Portnoey.
Rudess tells Dream Theater Club that "there's no doubt" he wasn't getting his due with the old credits style. He says: "People were very confused - listing all the names on the Dream Theater album was very misleading.
"The last 16 years John and I have been the main composers of this band. And this is not to take away anything really from Mike Portnoy, who was a major influence in the band. Mike wrote a lot of the words and often would write melody lines with John Petrucci for the songs. He would also have a say in what was capped and what was not."
He adds: "This is a tricky subject because I don't want to take away anything from my respect for Mike Portnoy and his talent and ability." Read morehere.
They decided to form the band in the wake of the death of Bolt Thrower drummer Martin 'Kiddie' Kearns who passed away in his sleep in September last year. Bolt Thrower suspended all activities, giving Willets the opportunity to develop a new project.
A statement reads: "Memoriam are an old school death metal band and maintain the standards set by previous bands that the members have played with, focusing on the themes of death, loss and war." Read morehere.
Panic Room say in a statement: "This will be the band's first live filming - despite intense demand from the fan base for years. But we wanted to do it properly - we're total perfectionists and we never put out any half-arsed products.
"We've enlisted a chart-topping film company to work with us and capture this show. One of the reasons we've waited until now to release a live DVD is that we wanted to establish our official new lead guitarist Dave Foster. We feel it's now the perfect time to immortalize the Panic Room live show." Read morehere.
The band recruited artist Martin Wittfooth for the new release and Holiday says the cover design titled Rainsong fits perfectly with the feel of the album.
He continues: "I discovered Martin about halfway through making Hollow Bones and I was immediately drawn into his work. I loved his imagery with animals and felt it was calm and unnerving all at the same time. I also loved the touch of whimsy and beautiful psychedelic overtones he used.
"First time I saw his work I immediately felt it was right for this album. I won't try to overly interpret the album cover or explain in detail why I believe it works perfectly with the album - but I can safely say I think this just might be my favorite cover of ours yet." See the coverhere.
But they've resurfaced to announce they'll play London's Borderline on December 17 and The Robin in Bilston on December 18. A statement from the band says:
"The newly formed lineup are currently re-working some of the older tracks and writing new ones for firstly, a double A-side single and video to be released later this year - and then on to the full album early 2017. A major Hollywood actor is already onboard for the album." Read morehere.
But Moreno has spoken up for his colleague, telling WDHA 105.5: "It was pretty apparent that he was sort of odd man out, in a way. The main thing is he put himself there - he was there every day, very present in the studio. It took him a while to get invested in what we were doing. It wasn't our intention to exclude him."
He adds: "He's one of my favorite parts of this band, and what he brings to the plate is very important. But sometimes people are in different headspaces, and it's as simple as that." Read morehere.
Frontman Tyler 'Telle' Smith said: "Dark Matter is the result of our most in-depth writing and recording session we've done, and is something we consider to be our most dynamic and expansive album to date.
"This record completely defines and expresses who we are, and where we are going, taking the listener to the darkest and most honest places our band has dared to venture."
The Word Alive are currently on the road across North America, and are set to tour Europe in May. See the dates and stream the new songhere.
Says frontman Kyle Burgess: "Ruiner is a frank and bleak self-assessment of a dark period in my early 20's. The song battles the realization of pain you are causing others through selfish choices and lifestyles, and opens up to the failures in my life at that point.
"The video follows the theme and narrative of the lyrics, following the actor Lewis Jackson through a drink-fuelled downward spiral of a night and a disregard for his personal well-being or for those around him." Watch the videohere.
Says frontman Thomas Bellier of the new material: "We took our favourite Middle Eastern sounds, and reinterpreted them through the prism of our cultural baggage - weird European psychedelia, a healthy dose of vintage hard rock and experimental jazz. With producer Matt Hyde, we were able to mix loud fuzz guitar tones along with traditional acoustic instruments, such as the oud and the kanun.
"For the Sword Of Hakim video, we attempted to channel our heroes: Jodorowsky, Argento and Kurosawa," he continues. "At sunset, we lit a bonfire on the beach and set the vibe with trippy Turkish music. Before we knew it, we had completely disconnected ourselves from the big city and magically became the very cult that we were portraying." Watch the videohere.
The singer and pilot announced last year that he was investing £250,000 in the manufacture of the world's largest aircraft in Bedford, England - which stands at 302-feet long and can stay airborne for up to three weeks.
Dickinson tells the New Yorker: "You want to put a hospital into Africa? You put the whole hospital in the inside of this - whoosh. Start the generator. 'Here's your hospital, buddy!' Job done.
"You can just plunk the vehicle straight down on the farm, load it with 50 tons of green beans or whatever, and 24-hours later you land right next door to the processing plant. It's a global conveyor belt." Read morehere.
Susanna says of the track: "I think we're all under the spell of the moon. The old goddess pulls and pushes us, secretly steers us while we go about with our modern life. Thinking we've got it all under control, while we're really under the influence of nature. This song describes the feeling of being held by the force of the moon."
was recorded in Oslo and Los Angeles. It features Norwegian musicians Supersilent, Broen, Moskus, Splashgirl and Sudan Dudan, along with Americans Alison Chesley and Emmett Kelly. Stream the songhere.
Audiotopsy features Keeton, Mudvayne stars Gregg Tribbett (guitar) and Matthew McDonough (drums), and bassist Perry Stern. The show sent over the following details:
Among the topics discussed include the formation of the band coming, the writing of Natural Causes, if he felt any pressure working with Gregg and Matthew given their history, and how important imagery is to the band.
Check out the episodehere.
The band will be performing full rock shows on the upcoming trek that will include Australian shows at Big Top Sydney on June 17th, Festival Hall in Melbourne on June 18th, Eaton's Hill Hotel in Brisbane June 20th, Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide June 22nd.
They will end the Australian run on June 23rd at Metro City in Perth and they will then head over to New Zealand for a show in at the Powerstation in Auckland June 26th.
Keyboardist Tom Rogerson says: "This is the lushest, most melodic track on the album. It's probably the most glorious and ambient intro we've ever had, especially considering the peaks it reaches later on.
"It's the first track we learned to play live, and has been a bit of a set highlight for about 18 months. It's one of maybe four tracks on the record that sounds like a level of Mario Kart." Watch the videohere.
Massy had the following to say: "Avatar is an amazing band. The singer Johannes Eckerstrom has the wild energy and charisma I love, and the players are relentless.
"The album we're making is an epic. Each song powerfully stands on it's own, but is only a piece of a larger story. This album is the project I've been dreaming about for years." Read morehere.
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