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Guns N' Roses Reunite With Steven Adler In Buenos Aires

(hennemusic) Following his appearance with Guns N' Roses in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 4, drummer Steven Adler once again joined the band again on November 5th and video of the jam has been posted online.

During the first appearance he joined the band for the "Appetite For Destruction" classic "Out To Get Me" and then performed "My Michelle" at the second show at the city's River Plate Stadium.

The event marked Adler's fifth reunion performance on the Not In This Lifetime tour with former bandmates Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan. Check out the video here.

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Temple Of The Dog Kick Off Their Very First Tour

(hennemusic) Grunge supergroup Temple Of The Dog launched their first-ever tour at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, PA on November 4 and video from opening night has surfaced online.

The lineup of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron - who plays with both bands - have regrouped to perform this fall in support of the 25th anniversary reissue of their 1991 self-titled debut.

Opening with "Say Hello 2 Heaven", the group delivered a 23-song set featuring material from the album alongside covers of tracks by Mother Love Bone, Led Zeppelin ("Achilles Last Stand"), David Bowie ("Quicksand"), The Cure ("Fascination Street") and Black Sabbath ("War Pigs"), among others.

Including opening night, Temple Of The Dog will perform eight concerts in five cities this fall, with shows in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and the band's hometown of Seattle, WA. Check out video from the opening night here.

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Mr Robot's Rami Malek Cast As Freddie Mercury In Biopic

(Classic Rock) Mr. Robot star Rami Malek has been cast to play Freddie Mercury in the long-awaited biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. The project, which has been in development for eight years, is to begin shooting in early 2017.

Malek, who this year won an Emmy for his role as neurotic hacker Elliot Alderson in Mr Robot, has signed on to play the iconic Queen frontman in the film - with X-Men director Bryan Singer in talks to direct.

Sacha Baron Cohen was previously attached to the role - but left the project acrimoniously earlier this year amid reports of artistic differences. He later claimed an unnamed member of Queen wanted the film to focus on the band's legacy following the singer's death. Read more here.

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Rush's 2112 Reissue Features Foo Fighters and Alice In Chains Stars

(Prog) Foo Fighters and Alice In Chains members are among the stars who feature on a tribute to Rush's classic album 2112. It will be released on 2CD/DVD and 3LP formats on December 16 via UMe.

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters, prog hero Steven Wilson, Canadian singer Jacob Moon and producer Nick Raskulinecz have all contributed to newly-recorded versions of songs from 2112 as the album gears up to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Grohl, Hawkins and Raskulinecz have recorded a version of Overture, while Billy Talent have covered A Passage To Bangkok and Alice In Chains have contributed a version of Tears. Jacob Moon covers Something For Nothing. and Steven Wilson's offering is a take on The Twilight Zone.

The 2CD/DVD edition will also include a remastered CD of the original 2112 album by Abbey Road Studios, and an additional CD of rare, live and previously unreleased material including the new tributes. Read more here.

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Asking Alexandria Star Pays Back Fan Allegedly Cheated By Ex-Singer

(Metal Hammer) Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce has paid $500 out of his own pocket to a fan who claims he was swindled by former frontman Denis Stoff. Belgian solo artist Maxime Solemn says he'd paid $500 as a down payment for a guest vocal spot from Stoff in late 2014 - who was then fronting his previous band Down & Dirty - after the singer told him it would cost $800.

When Asking Alexandria recruited Stoff last year, the vocalist reportedly told Solemn there would be no guest spot - but he never refunded the payment.

In an interview with Brian Storm, Solemn says he hounded Stoff and Asking Alexandria's label Sumerian Records with emails and didn't receive a response. He then added the frontman on Facebook, who told him that he'd changed his email address and would pay him back after tour.

Solemn says: "From time to time he would contact me again on Facebook and say 'Yeah, it's coming, I'll take care of it, I'll take care of it.' One time he asked me Western Union information so he could pay me but nothing happened."

After Stoff left Asking Alexandria under a cloud last month, Solemn came out publicly about the unpaid debt to warn others not to make the same mistake. Now he reveals guitarist Bruce got in touch with him over Twitter after hearing the story to reimburse him - despite that the deal took place before Stoff was in the band. Read more here.

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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Unusual Cancer Remission News

(Classic Rock) Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi has revealed the "interesting" way that he discovered his cancer was in remission. The 68-year-old guitarist, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2012 , was presenting the Spire Specialist Care Centre in Solihull with an award this summer when a journalist asked him about his health.

He tells UCR: "It was really interesting how I got the news. I only got it because I was presenting the hospital where I received treatment with an award, and a writer who I was doing an interview with asked me if I was in remission. I turned to my doctor and asked, 'Am I in remission?' The doctor said, 'Yes.' And that's how I got to know."

But Iommi is still cautiously optimistic on his road to recovery. He adds: "I'm always feeling around for lumps and bumps, and so I'm never comfortable. I had a friend that went into remission and she planned a big party, and then the cancer came back. You just never know." Read more here.

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Dead Daisies Release A Song And A Prayer Short Film

The Dead Daisies have released a new short film centered around their latest single 'A Song And A Prayer'. The song comes from the supergroup's latest album "Make Some Noise".

Frontman John Corabi had the following to say about the track "This song turned out to have a special vibe to it, very accessible, which is really cool. But the lyrics are rather dark.

"In the end it's about hope, it talks about all the troubles we're all going through - and that you have to be hopeful, that you will come out of it. Always look on the positive side, that's the message." Watch the video here.

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Metallica Share Footage Of Classic Songs Performances From Tour Kick Off

(hennemusic) Metallica rocked the "Master Of Puppets" classic, "Battery", at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 26 during the opening night of the band's World Wired tour in support of their tenth album, "Hardwired…To Self Destruct."

The band are sharing footage of the tune from the event alongside performances of the title track to 1984's "Ride The Lightning" and Tuning Room video of a pre-show run-through of "Creeping Death."

Opening night saw Metallica deliver an 18-song set that featured the two lead tracks from the new album - "Hardwired" and "Moth Into Flame" - ahead of the project's release on November 18.

Almost half of the show presented material from 1986's "Master Of Puppets" and the self-titled "Black" album alongside tunes from throughout their career. here.

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Volbeat Release 'Seal The Deal' Video

(Metal Hammer) Volbeat have released a video for their track Seal The Deal. The song comes from their latest album, Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie, which was released in June.

The follow-up to 2013's Outlaw Gentlemen And Shady Ladies was introduced with the lead single The Devil's Bleeding Crown earlier this year.Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano previously said of the song:

"We already had the album title before we wrote this song and as is the case with all these songs, they came together musically before we had any lyrics. But this song, to me, very much has the spirit of Motorhead in it." Watch the video here.

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Documentary About Fleetwood Mac Founder Peter Green Gets U.S. Release

(Gibson) Man of the World: The Peter Green Story, the documentary about the Fleetwood Mac founder that aired in the U.K. back in 2009 is finally coming to DVD for a U.S. release on November 18th.

The film contains extensive and archive footage of live and studio performances, stills and original in-depth interviews with Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Mike Vernon (producer of Fleetwood Mac's Blue Horizons albums), Noel Gallagher, John Mayall, Dennis Keane (road manager), Martin Celmins (Peter's official biographer), Carlos Santana, Jeremy Spencer (the original Fleetwood Mac guitarist) and many others who worked with or know Green. Preorder it here.

Here is the synopsis: "After replacing the Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Green went on to form Fleetwood Mac, one of the most successful bands of the Britain Blues Explosion. But after he left Fleetwood Mac, Green spent years in non-playing 'retirement' before a comeback.

"The film traces his early success with Pert Green's Fleetwood Mac (as they were fully called) - with the likes of 'Black Magic Woman,' 'Albatross,' and 'Oh Well' - and explores Green's drug use and his spiral into schizophrenia. It also examines how the electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) treatment he received arguably prolonged his illness and his absence from music. The story continues with Green's recovery and his return to the recording studio and live music scene in the mid-'90s." Read more here.

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Video From Twisted Sister's U.S. Farewell Concert Goes Online

(hennemusic) Twisted Sister performed their 1983 classic, "You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll", at the final US concert of their farewell tour on October 22 at Badlands Live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and professional video from the show is now available online.

The title track to the group's second album was issued as the set's third single while the project peaked at No. 164 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 14 on the UK charts.

The South Dakota show is part of the band's 40th anniversary farewell trek, which also saw the release of "Metal Meltdown: Twister Sister Live At The Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas." Watch the video here.

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Avenged Sevenfold's M Shadows On Surprise Album Release

(Metal Hammer) M Shadows says he's "proud" that Avenged Sevenfold were able to keep their new album The Stage a secret. Details of the album were unveiled by the band during last week's 3D, virtual reality performance on the roof of Capitol Records Tower in California.

They decided to sneak-release the follow-up to 2013's Hail To The King rather than "dropping the breadcrumbs" before the launch, as Shadows said it takes away "the mystique" of the record.

Now M Shadows tells Sirius XM (via Blabbermouth): "We just wanted to give the fans the cherry on top right off the bat and just say, 'Here it is. You thought we were messing around for a year, but we've been working.'

"A lot of bands, you're hearing what people are saying, or they're reviewing this, and you're hearing the vibe of the record before you even get to hear the music, and that's just wrong to me. I want people to make their own decision.

"Listen to the music and figure it out for yourself, instead of being fed the press release: you know, like, 'This is what it's gonna sound like,' and, 'It's our favorite, most melodic, heaviest thing ever.' It's so boring at this point." Read more here.

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System Of A Down And Aerosmith Lead Download Lineup

(Classic Rock) System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith have been confirmed as the headliners for next year's Download Festival, which will be taking place on June 9th to 11th.

A further 11 acts have also been confirmed for the 2017 event at Donington in Leicestershire - including Rob Zombie, Prophets Of Rage, AFI, Slayer and Of Mice & Men.

Their Friday night slot will be System Of A Down's third headline appearance at Download. The band say: "It'll have been a couple of years since our memorable Wake Up The Souls show at Wembley, so returning to the UK to headline Download, a festival we always love to play, is really exciting for us. The energy and atmosphere there is always electric." Read more and see the announced lineup here.

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Monster Truck Release Animated 'For The People' Video

(TeamRock) Monster Truck have released an animated video for their track "For The People" with TeamRock. The song comes from the band's recent album Sittin' Heavy.

The video release comes as the Canadian rockers announce a UK and Ireland headline tour for March of next year. Frontman Jon Harvey says; '"We wanted the video for For The People to capture a certain vibe. The song was intended to be a pseudo-protest and very roots rock and the 70s style animation seemed to speak that. Besides nothing is cooler than hand drawn animation."

Guitarist Jeremy Widerman adds: "We wanted to try something new with the video and have a somewhat playful take on what is a really heavy topic these days. A throwback video of sorts to a time when the unifying of people and ideas was a far more popular subject." Watch the video and see the tour dates here.

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Lamb Of God Guitarist Reveals Key To Band's Success

(Metal Hammer) Lamb Of God's unchanging lineup has been a key to their success, according to guitarist Mark Morton. The lineup of Lamb Of God has remained relatively unchanged since the mid-90s - when the band were still known as Burn The Priest.

Describing the "continuity" of the members as a "big asset," he says the band have been able to collectively hone their craft over time and build upon their past work together.

Morton tells Blunt Mag: "I think that it's a huge part of our ability to keep things going, because I think that when you change members. I don't want to take anything away from, or criticise bands that do that - because sometimes you have to - but for us, I consider it a big asset that we've had that continuity.

"It allows us to develop and mature both as people and creatively, so we can always build on what we've done with the album before or the tour before. It gives us a really, really stable base to build off of. It can't be understated how important that is to the success of the band, and what we've been able to achieve creatively." Read more here.

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Disturbed Announce X Factor TV Performance

(Metal Hammer) Disturbed will perform on X Factor Australia on November 7. They're expected to perform their cover of Simon & Garfunkel's The Sound Of Silence.

Guitarist Dan Donegan reveals they'll appear on the show next week in a Donegan tweeted "Exciting news, we'll be performing live on X Factor in Sydney, Australia on Monday."

In September, Disturbed released a lyric video for their song Open Your Eyes, lifted from their latest album, Immortalized. Frontman David Draiman recently said there was no limit to Disturbed's creativity.

He said: "The wonderful thing about where we've come to at this point in our career is that, Disturbed almost can't be defined any more." Read more here.

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Amon Amarth To Headline Bloodstock 2017

(Metal Hammer) Bloodstock have announced the first batch of bands for 2017 - including Amon Amarth as Friday headliners. Bloodstock 2017 takes place from August 10 to 13 at Catton Park, Walton On Trent, England.

Also confirmed for next year's event at Catton Park are Blind Guardian, Testament, Hatebreed, Whitechapel, Possessed and Hell. Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg says:

"What's up UK! On August 11, 2017, we are invading Bloodstock. It's going to be a f***ing awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!" Read more. here.

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