The club tweeted: "The Steven Adler show on 4/1 has been canceled. Stay tuned for a big announcement ! #GunsNRoses." The April 1 date referenced by the venue lands exactly one week before the reunited Guns N' Roses launch their 2016 tour in Las Vegas at the new T-Mobile Arena on April 8 & 9.
The 2016 lineup includes Axl Rose, Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and drummer Frank Ferrer. The pair of Las Vegas dates will be followed by shows in Mexico City and at Coachella next month. Read more and see the tweethere.
He tells AX Central: "I think maybe just that entitlement, the ability to immediately express an unfounded opinion that's not based on any kind of data or fact or research. It's just your opinion.
"It's unfortunate. What I think would help is some borderline extinction-level event. I think that would kind of set everything pretty straight. Something gorgeous. A meteor, a few tidal waves, maybe a rapid Ice Age, something to kind of make you worry more about food, clothing and shelter, rather than tweeting."
The singer adds that he's as uncomfortable with people who are offended without good reason as he is by trolls. And he suggests introducing spanking for university students as a possible solution.
He says: "I think there's a misconception out there about how offended people actually are and why you would give credence to anybody who was offended by anything. So what? So you're offended. And? You're still breathing. You're still walking. Nothing's changed about what's going on with you. I think it's silly." Read morehere.
They say: "It is with heavy, blackened hearts, that we inform you that the time has come to lay The Defiled to rest. There is no drama or fallouts, but we have been forced to face the reality that the love of what we do is not enough to keep our black ship sailing - the continuation of The Defiled has become logistically (financially) untenable.
"Thank you - you, our fans, have given us a life experience that we could have never dreamed of. From a grotty flat in north London, you have enabled us to reach places we'd previously only read or heard about, allowed us to grace stages all over the world, cheered for us at some of the worlds most prestigious festivals and granted us the opportunity to perform alongside some of our heroes." Read morehere.
A statement on the band's Facebook page reads: "Sorry for Walker's lacklustre performance in Seattle - here's the reason why. Talk about 'break a leg.' Just a poor man's Dave Grohl."
And when asked if the gigs at San Francisco's Warfield Theater on March 22 and The Joint, Las Vegas, on March 26, were now under threat, the band reply: "No, we'll rock on, no worries." See the photohere.
The March 12 incident saw the port side engines damaged while the Beoing 747 was being towed for refuelling. Iron Maiden report the fully repaired Ed Force One will take off Tuesday from Santiago to rejoin the tour at Brasília Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport in Brasilia, Brazil.
The accident required the replacement both port side jet engines, which alone weigh 5000kg each and cost around four million dollars each. Replacement gear and technicians were flown in from Europe and Iceland to get the repairs completed.
"The speed and thoroughness of this incredibly complex operation was stunning and we are so very pleased to get our plane back!," says Iron Maiden vocalist and Ed Force One pilot Bruce Dickinson. "We would like to thank Air Atlanta and their terrific rescue team for a fantastic effort in achieving this in the time they did, and to Boeing, LAN Chile, ACS and Rock It Cargo for all their invaluable support. We are sorry though for our fans in Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Rio and Belo Horizonte who missed out seeing the plane, but we hope they enjoyed the concerts as much as we did." Read more and see a photohere.
The album will be preceded by a single called Texas Is Forever, which will be available as an immediate download with pre-orders, starting from March 25.
Explaining the four-year gap between albums, singer Vic Fuentes says: "We went into this record wanting to top the last one, which we try to do with every record, and we kept setting the bar higher and higher."
The band worked with producer Dan Korneff on the record. Check out the video announcementhere.
Due April 15, multiple remastered versions of both "Kill 'Em All" and 1984's "Ride The Lightning" mark the launch of a massive catalog reissue campaign by the band.
Both projects will be available in three formats - CD, vinyl and as a limited edition deluxe box set that includes original source material from the band's personal collection with many never before heard or seen recordings along with books including rare photos and essays from those who were there.
The deluxe numbered box set of "Kill 'Em All" includes four vinyl records, five CDs, one DVD, a hardcover book including rare photos and a patch. The remastered project has previously been previewed with a live performance of "Phantom Lord" recorded in Paris, France in 1984. Check out the streamhere.
It contains material reworked from documentary film Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise, which explores humanity's delicate relationship with nuclear technology.
Mainman Stuart Braithwaite recently said: "The Atomic soundtrack is one of the most intense and fulfilling projects we've taken on as a band. Ever since we went to Hiroshima to play and visited the peace park, this has been a subject very close to us. The end results, both the film score and the record, are pieces I'm extremely proud of." Check out the streamhere.
Mainman Michael Amott said: "I'm super excited about how the album sounds sonically. I think every album we have made has had its own vibe and atmosphere.
"I can honestly say this band has never made the same album twice. To me, Sunrise To Sundown is the next chapter of the book we've been writing since we started the band over 20 years ago.
"Of course, the foundation of our style is heavy rock music, but we always keep evolving adding new influences and colors to the band's core sound." Watch the videohere.
They previously issued a teaser for the album, featuring a snippet of Reset. The album marks the band's first record with singer Mike Howe since 1993's Hanging In The Balance.
Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof said: "Mike's voice sounds the same as it did two decades ago when we were writing The Human Factor - and the band is about as tight as you can possibly get."
Metal Church are currently on tour across the US. They'll return to Europe in May in support of the album. See the dates and check out the new songhere.
In an interview with Fox News the Megadeth star also revealed the secret of his band's longevity was simply to treat people with respect - a trait he says is lost on many musicians.
Megadeth will release their 15th studio album early next month when 'Dystopia' hits stores on April 8, and discussing the themes and tone of his lyrics, Mustaine tells Fox News: "If you're a musician who writes happy love songs and stuff like that, if that makes your boat float, that's great.
"I like talking about things that affect me. I came from a broken family, broken home, latchkey kid, I was on food stamps, that whole thing, so I know what it's like to have the odds stacked against you.
"But I'm also a great American success story of perseverance and that you can overcome stuff. And I think a lot of that is what I share in the songs - like, [no matter] how bad it gets, you can always change things if you're willing to apply yourself to it." Read morehere.
Emerson was to be executive producer on the documentary and had planned to score the final cut. But following the keyboardist's suicide earlier this month, Woodford says completing the project is now "as vital as it has ever been."
Woodford reports: "Our intention is for the documentary to be a celebration of his life and his music, adapting the book first published in 2003, and updating it.
"After the tragic events of March 11, we feel getting Keith's story out is as important and vital as it has ever been. Now is the time for you to join our team, and help create a record of this incredible musicians life story." Read morehere.
Now his bandmates have confirmed the release of a "complementary album" featuring more than 100 minutes of music. Singer and bassist Mariusz Duda says: "For years, we have accumulated a lot of material. I know that some of our listeners still haven't heard those pieces and do not realise that Riverside, basically right from the start, have been experimenting with ambient and progressive electronic music.
"And that's always been a part of our music DNA. We decided to make a compilation of all our instrumental and ambient pieces, and release it this year as an independent album. Some of the songs would be re-mixed to make them sound better, but most of all, we'd add new compositions." Read morehere.
The guitarist opens up in a frank and honest exchange with Silver Tiger Media in which he recalls his time with Guns and performing his own solos with Sixx: A.M.
He says: "I'm not a schooled player. In fact, I played in Guns N' Roses for seven years, (and it was a challenge playing other) people's songs. I do my best, but I have such a distinct style, and it's hard for me to actually play other people's songs; I actually have to work at it, whereas Sixx: A.M. is my style.
"It's what [come out of me naturally]; I don't even have to think about what I'm playing, it's just… I feel it. And I can't explain it. Along the way, many people have wanted me to teach 'em how to play guitar, and I can't teach you, because I'm not a teacher." Read morehere.
Saxophonist Peter 'JR' Wasilewski said: "The London Astoria was always a special place for us. For a certain time it almost felt like a homecoming every time we played there.
"For us to be able to play multiple nights there on several occasions needed to be documented somehow. We hope our fans enjoy it as much as we did making it."
The band have also released streams of Look What Happened and Suburban Myth from the package on Spotify. See the tracklistinghere.
Stills recently said of the follow-up to 2013's Can't Get Enough: "A pierced arrow is one with a hole in its feathers - no telling where it will end up. It could be a fierce warrior about to unleash an arrow that has been tampered with, just as likely to come back and hit him.
"I kinda feel that way about the general state of things. Sometimes well-intended messages will veer wildly off course." Check out the streams of the new songshere.
Hanneman died in 2013 before recording sessions began. But work had previously begun on the follow-up to 2009's World Painted Blood, although he took no part in it.
Araya tells Loudwire: "We were demoing this a while ago and Jeff was around. I kept telling him, 'Dude, you need to listen to some of the stuff. Help out here.'
He'd show up at rehearsals, he'd listen and he'd leave. I kept telling him, 'You've got to put your hands in this. You could make things sound really good.'"
Hanneman's absence meant that Kerry King was left to take charge of the music. "I was a little apprehensive," Araya says. "I felt it would be lop-sided because Slayer has two sounds - aggressive and fast, and aggressive and slow.
"Jeff wasn't present so I felt it was more important to be there while everything was happening. It was always me and Jeff - I would be there or Jeff would be there. There was always someone there to babysit. It's about being an extra set of ears, listening and helping." Read morehere.
The recording is to be entitled Bring Me The Horizon: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, and it's set for release on September 1. Oli Sykes and co are continuing to tour on the back of fifth album That's The Spirit, which was released in September.
They play across Europe before the London show, then head to North America, before returning to the UK in October. They'll also appear at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Exeter on May 28-29. See the upcoming dateshere.
Mainman Dez Fafara says of Daybreak: "This song is about not fearing the unknown, and never giving up in life no matter what life throws at you - learning to hold your head high through even the darkest of times."
Daybreak features guitarist Neal Tiemann and drummer Austin D'Amond, who replaced Jeff Kendrick and John Boeklin in 2014. DevilDriver are gearing up for a North American tour, and they'll return to the UK in August. See the tour dates and stream the new songhere.
"'I've known Kevin for many years and watched his producer credits grow to include many rock legends," says Bachman. "I knew that he could push me past my limit, pull me onto new paths and direct me down new roads."
"Heavy Blues" also features guest appearances by Neil Young, Peter Frampton, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and the late Jeff Healey. Stream the new songhere.
He says: "If it wasn't for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the blues may well never have exploded into rock music as we know it today - and indeed, may have passed into history."
Meanwhile, Shaw has released a new video from RCA studios in Nashville where she is recording her fifth album. In the video, which can be viewed below, Shaw says the Kevin Shirley-produced record will be out in October of this year. See the dateshere.
Last month they revealed Gremlins star Zach Galligan, Early Doors actor Mark Benton and Doctor Who cast member Tim Munro among the spoken-voice performers who help tell the story.
The three-disc concept work will be released on May 1, complete with artwork by Thomas Huth, who also created the cover of 2014s' A Forest Of Fey.
Gandalf's Fist frontman Dean Marsh says: "It was a real privilege to work with Dave and Matt again, having produced something really special working with them both on the last album. I think we've gone one better this time!
"It's also fantastic to have Arjen on board - it must be nice for him to join an ensemble of musicians for a change, and his performance is simply faultless.
"We approached Blaze early on in the production, so it's great to finally announce his participation. Playing the sung part of The Primarch, he really bosses a 10-minute epic. It sounds huge and I can't wait for it to blast everyone's socks off." Read more including the guest listhere.
Now associated with Arizona band Razer who might just be the best band you've never heard of, Niven reckons Razer have what it takes to leave their musical bootprints in your rock n' roll soul.
Niven played a key role in the recording of Guns N' Roses monster debut album Appetite For Destruction when bands followed a tried and tested musical timetable in a bid to get a record over.
Now the ever-changing musical landscape has created a seismic shift in the game which Niven acknowledges. "In general, the infrastructure has gone and the world wanders around staring at the screens on their phones ... so treat the medium as if it is late 1950s/ early 1960s, as if it is a singles driven medium, and make videos for great songs and put them out every six weeks," he muses.
"Don't lean on the album format - you'll know when your following is primed and ready for an album. Be patient. If you are compelled to make music you don't want a brief career moment, you want a lifetime of making rock n roll. Be like Lemmy - die with your f***in' boots on."
While physical album sales have fallen the day of the album aren't over says Niven who holds pop songbird Adele up as an example. "Many factors are in play here, but look at Adele. Make a great record and they will come," he says.
"There are too many ho hum digital records, recorded with 'apps for that', from ho hum talent cluttering up the ether - anyone can generate something that, superficially, seems like a record, but it's difficult to find something you can take to your heart, to your soul.
"There's a great increase releases, but not in talent. We need better records and a clearer focus on those records - that's your job Ed." Read morehere.
The British metalcore band will play shows in Southampton and London on August 15 and 16 - which will be the band's only two UK shows outside of the festivals.
Bruce says: ""ENGLAND! We are coming HOME! We cannot wait! We are playing two intimate shows for you guys as the first UK shows following the release of our new album The Black and we couldn't be more excited." Read morehere.
The beer, designed once again by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson along with Robinsons' Head Brewer Martyn Weeks, takes its inspiration from a very early Robinsons recipe which was first brewed in the 1850's; a time when porter style beer was becoming increasingly popular in Britain.
"I like tasting outside the box," explains Dickinson. "Stouts and porters were virgin territory for me so I just went by feel. Martyn and I hope we have created a new take on a classic beer and one which I hope will tickle the taste buds of ale fans in a pleasantly unexpected way."
At 6.8% in bottle or 5.8% ABV in cask, Trooper Red 'N' Black is the strongest beer in the range to date.
The porter takes it name from both the colour of the beer - which glows red when held up to light - and the song "The Red And The Black" from Iron Maiden's 2015 album "The Book Of Souls." The drink uses a blend of chocolate and crystal malts which help give the beer a roasted malt and caramel backbone, alongside hints of both liquorice and honey. Read more and see the artworkhere.
The idea for Ora Pro Nobis had originally come many years ago sitting at the dinner table with my family. My mum recalled singing Ave Maria for weddings when growing up in Hungary. Ora Pro Nobis (Latin for Pray For Us) is a line from that prayer. She thought it would be a great title for a song . The track was written and demoed but did not make it to a release at the time. A short passage from Ave Maria was included on the Ultraviolent Light album in 2008 for a song called Forever Far Beyond, dedicated to my half sister who passed away from cancer while we were recording the album in London. The song has only been played live once in 2010 at a reunion gig in Sydney.
Came 2015 and my mum was in the middle of her own battle with cancer and the band (who had been quiet since the album) decided to come together to record the song and it finally saw the light of day. I had the idea of having a remix done and thought of my days as a DJ spinning Zardonic's "Bring Back The Glory". I got in touch with Zardonic and showed him the song. He immediately got on board and what you have here is a merciless and brutal yet majestically beautiful track! My mum still continues to battle cancer and I hope that this song (in all forms) brings her further inspiration and an enhanced will to fight.
The remix pairs New Project's industrial metal and Zardonic's metal EDM as the perfect get up and go for all occasions...in the morning, hard day at work, late night BDSM session (safe word Ora Pro Nobis), gaming, on the dancefloor or standing tall and proud before the rock apocalypse, and always best enjoyed through a cybernetic implant.
"Pain and Pleasure, Indivisible"
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the groupright here!
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