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Rolling Stones' New Album Coming In December Says Was

Longtime Rolling Stones producer Don Was revealed details about the band's new album to a French media outlet and reportedly revealed that it will be released in December, according to Radio.com.

They report that Was told the unnamed outlet, 'The album consists of covers of blues songs of Chicago. It was recorded live in the studio in just three days, with the musicians in a circle around the microphones.

"There was no retouching on the pieces. The record sounds very crude, very authentic. It captures the essence of what they are." They also report that he "apparently" said the album will be coming in December.

Frontman Mick Jagger and the band's official Twitter account may have also revealed hints about the coming album. Read about the tweets here.

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Kings Of Leon Stream New Song 'Around the World'

(Radio.com) Kings of Leon have premiered a new song called "Around The World". The track is the second single the band released off the band's forthcoming album "Walls," which will be released on October 14.

The lively jam blends the band's previous relaxed indie rock feel with a greater pop sensibility. The intro riff has a touch of Talking Heads about it with its structured yet playful pace, and the roaming bass line paired with a more exploratory guitar riff.

Lead singer Caleb Followill details traveling all around the world only to lose himself and find a girl. Hey, it happens. Check out the only stream of "Around The World" here.

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Anselmo Tarnished Pantera's Image Says Vinnie Paul

(Classic Rock) Vinnie Paul says Phil Anselmo has done "a lot of things" to tarnish Pantera's memory since the band split in 2001. The former Pantera and current Hellyeah drummer says he hasn't seen vocalist Anselmo since Pantera's last gig in 2001 and insists any rumours of a potential reunion with Zakk Wylde filling in for the late Dimebag Darrell are well wide of the mark.

Anselmo hit the headlines earlier this year with his "white power" outburst at a gig in memory of Dimebag, and Paul says the singer has done untold damage to the Pantera brand.

Paul tells R7: "I can't speak for him. He's done a lot of things that tarnish the image of what Pantera was back then and what it stood for and what it was all about. And it's sad.

"But I carry on with what I do, which is Hellyeah, which I'm very, very proud of. And, you know, I can't control anything that goes on with that dude. I mean, honestly, I haven't spoken to him since 2000."

On the seemingly non-stop rumours that Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde could replace Dimebag in a reunited Pantera, Paul adds: "For me personally, it's been over since Pantera was over." Read more here.

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Radiohead Released New Song 'Ill Wind'

(Radio.com) Radiohead have released a new song entitled "Ill Wind," with the collectible vinyl edition of their new album "A Moon Shaped Pool" and they are streaming the new track online.

In the back of the accompanying book, behind pages of pictures of the moon's surface, and two sleeves holding the vinyl, there are not one, but two CDs featuring two bonus tracks, 'Spectre" and 'Ill Wind."

"Spectre" was the theme song the band wrote for the 2015 James Bond film of the same name. After it was rejected by the filmmakers the band released it online. Listen to "Ill Wind," here.

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Asking Alexandria's Bruce In Studio With Former Singer Worsnop

(Metal Hammer) Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce has posted a social media picture of the band's former frontman Danny Worsnop in the studio recording vocals.

It's the latest development in a story that started when the pair buried the hatchet after Worsnop's acrimonious split from the band to form new group We Are Harlot.

Earlier this week, Worsnop said on Twitter that he was flying to Arizona to meet up with Bruce and producer Matt Good. He said: "Who knows, maybe play a little music."

Bruce responded to that tweet, saying: "You know it's just rock and roll, I know you're by my side through it all..." Now Bruce has posted an image on Instagram of Wornsop in a vocal recording booth, while Good has posted pictures of his own - one with him and Bruce and another with him and Worsnop. Read more and see the posts here.

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Saxon Pay Tribute To Lemmy On New Album

(Classic Rock) Saxon frontman Biff Byford says they've written a new song as a tribute to late Motorhead icon Lemmy Kilmister. The track titled They Played Rock And Roll will appear on Saxon's as-yet-untitled 22nd studio album - with Byford confirming it's about when they first toured with Motorhead in the 80s.

Byford tells Eonmusic: "I've finished the lyrics for that, and it will make the album. I asked bassist Nibbs Carter to write me a song that was similar to Motorhead, and he did. I just put some lyrics to it and that's how it came about.

"It's about the 80s. It's about the Bomber tour and Ace Of Spades. That's when we first met them - on the Bomber tour we supported them. It's about that, and the album No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith, and the subsequent 80s scene."

Byford says they'll continue working on the follow-up to 2015's Battering Ram before they head out on the road again in October - and are eyeing a summer 2017 release date. here.

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons Stream New Song 'Big Mouth'

(Classic Rock) Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have released a lyric video for their debut single Big Mouth. The track is taken from the band's upcoming, self-titled debut EP, which is released on November 18 via Motorhead Music.

Led by former Motorhead guitarist Campbell, the band includes his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla along with vocalist Neil Starr. Their five-track release was produced by Todd Campbell and mixed by Motorhead collaborator Cameron Webb. It's described as "raw, gritty, classic and instantly accessible rock'n'roll."

Starr previously said: "You know what you're going to get because Phil is the riff god. You hear those Motorhead riffs - Phil wrote a lot of those. So there's elements of that coming through in the music. I bring my own style to the band, but it's just rock'n'roll music, I guess." Check out the new song here.

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Deftones Release Signature Beer

(Metal Hammer) Deftones have announced that they are to release their own beer. They've teamed up with San Diego brewery Belching Beaver to create their own Phantom Bride beer.

Phantom Bride will be released from October 3 and is named after their track featuring Alice In Chains mainman Jerry Cantrell. It appeared on the band's eighth studio album Gore, which launched in April.

Deftones are the latest band to launch their own alcohol, joining artists including Opeth, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Queen and AC/DC.

Last month, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno reflected on the "great vibes" during lost Eros sessions, while the band will resume their tour in support of Gore next month with an appearance at Knotfest Mexico. Read more here.

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Crowbar Stream New Song 'Plasmic And Pure'

(Metal Hammer) Crowbar have released a stream of their track "Plasmic And Pure." The song comes from the band's upcoming 11th album The Serpent Only Lies, which is set to launch on October 28. They previously issued the song Falling While Rising.

Mainman Kirk Windstein recently described the new material as "more meat and potatoes" than previous outings. He added: "I intentionally went back and listened to a lot of old Crowbar stuff, like the self-titled and Broken Glass albums, to get a feel for what my mindset was 20-plus years ago.

"I also went back and listened to the bands that influenced Crowbar in the beginning, like Trouble, Saint Vitus, Melvins, and the first Type O Negative record. So it was kinda me doing my homework.

"Having this be our 11th record, we're very fortunate because so many bands don't last this long. My whole outlook on music as a career is the Motorhead outlook, which is that slow and steady wins the race.

"If you continue to put out killer records, continue to kick ass onstage every night and continue to treat your fans with respect, that's the stuff people will remember." Stream the song here.

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Led Zeppelin's Complete BBC Sessions U.S. Chart Debut Revealed

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin's expanded reissue package, "The Complete BBC Sessions", has debuted at No.21 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. According to Billboard, the set sold 16,000 equivalent album units in its opening week, with 14,000 of that in traditional album sales.

The package features live recordings selected from Led Zeppelin's appearances on BBC Radio between 1969 and 1971 while presenting the expanded and definitive edition of their 1997 set, "BBC Sessions."

The earlier release debuted and peaked at No. 21, and spent 20 weeks on the Billboard 200. "The Complete BBC Sessions" recently delivered Led Zeppelin their highest UK chart position in more than three decades.

The package entered the Official Album Charts at No. 3, marking the highest UK chart spot for the band since 1979's "In Through The Out Door" landed at No. 1. Watch a video from the set here.

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Floor Jansen's ReVamp Is Officially Over

(Prog) ReVamp have officially split up after more than a year on hiatus. The outfit were fronted by Nightwish singer Floor Jansen, who put the band on ice last year, stating she found it difficult to juggle being in both bands.

Now a statement has confirmed that ReVamp have officially parted ways. A statement from the band reads: "We are sad to inform you that ReVamp has officially stopped. After two great albums it is unfortunately not possible for Floor Jansen to have a band next to Nightwish. Projects perhaps, but a band deserves a 100% devotion which is impossible to deliver to two bands at the same time."

Jansen adds: "I am proud of the two albums we made together. ReVamp has such talented and great musicians that I wouldn't want them to wait any longer for me to find the time and the passion it needs to make another album. I also don't want to give fans false hope." Read more here.

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Bad Brains, Zappa, Melvins Films Lead Festival Lineup

(Classic Rock) Films about Bad Brains, Frank Zappa, the Melvins, Placebo and Sid Vicious are set to be shows at this year's Doc'n Roll Film Festival in London.

The third annual Doc'n Roll Film Festival takes place in the capital from November 2 to 13 and will also show documentaries about Parliament/Funkadelic, The Orb, Gregory Porter, satanic black metal, Norwegian disco, Burmese punk as well as jazz stars Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon and Bill Evans.

Also being shown in a film called BANG! - The Bert Berns Story. It offers a look at the life of the producer Bert Berns and features appearances from Keith Richards, Paul McCartney and Van Morrison. Read more here.

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As Lions Stream New Song 'Aftermath' And Announce EP

(TeamRock) As Lions have made their new single Aftermath available to stream and announced their debut EP will be released next month. The Aftermath EP will be released digitally on October 14 via Better Noise Records, with physical copies also available in Europe only.

Vocalist Austin Dickinson says: "Conceptually it's about trying to navigate your way out of disaster, be it personal, collective, or a war zone." One of the other tracks on the EP, Deathless, targets "the internet culture's obsession with image."

Dickinson - the son of Oron Maiden's Bruce - is joined in As Lions by guitarist and keyboardist Conor O'Keefe, guitarist Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting and drummer Dave Fee.

They will head out on a US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Sixx AM next month. See the dates and stream the new song here.

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Ghost Aimed For The Unexpected On 'Popestar'

(Classic Rock) Ghost avoid recording obvious cover versions despite the complaints of "anal, puritan metal people," says one of the band's Nameless Ghouls. And he adds that they're "very far" into writing their next album.

Their Popestar EP debuted at the top of the Billboard chart this week, powered by the launch of new track Square Hammer. The release also includes covers of the Eurythmics, Echo & The Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco and Imperiet.

The Ghoul tells Billboard: "We always have a short list of songs we want to do. We find songs that are interesting for us to work with. There must be some kind of ignition, a spark, where you want to change it. Something I feel you can do a version that isn't necessarily straight-up."

He accepts some people don't like their approach. "There's always your more anal, puritan metal people who are like, 'Aw, f***, you should do King Diamond.' Why?

"Why would we cover the bands that we're obviously influence by? Why play a worse version of something? Yeah, you can take a Metallica song or an Iron Maiden song, or any band we've been influenced by, and make it completely piano-esque or symphonic or something. But I'd rather do something people may not expect so much." Read more here.

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ZZ Top To Rock Conan's Late Night Show

(hennemusic) ZZ Top have announced that they will perform on the TBS late night show Conan this Wednesday, October 5. The Texas trio will be on hand to promote the recently-released package, "Greatest Hits Live."

The 15-song set presents material recorded over the course of several tours in cities all around the world, including guest appearances by Jeff Beck on their 1985 single, "Rough Boy", and on the 1947 Merle Travis classic, "Sixteen Tons."

"We spend the biggest stretch of every year out on the road, whippin' wire, poundin' skin, and rockin' it way up," says guitarist Billy F. Gibbons. "This is the true document of life de la ZZ. In an abstract surrealism style, this collection is a definitive chronicle of the band hangin' together for four plus deluxe decades, getting down to do what we get to do. Enjoy and listen to loudness!" Check out a live video from the new package here.

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Metallica Want To Play Coachella

(Classic Rock) Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says he'd like the band to play a set a Coachella at some point in the future. Asked by the BBC's Matt Everitt what's left for Metallica to achieve in their careers, the sticksman says: "At this point, it's just staying together, longevity. I tell you what, we've never played Coachella - that would be fun to do one day."

When asked if they'd say yes if approached by organisers of the Californian festival, Ulrich responds: "Absolutely. If we can still keep buzzing around and continue to have one foot in relevance and one foot in the future."

"Then at the same time, when you're 35 years into what you're doing, there has to be at least an acknowledgement of the past - we struggle with that quite a bit." Read more here.

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Steel Panther Release 'She's Tight' Video and Announce Album

(TeamRock) Steel Panther have released details of their upcoming fourth album and issued a video for the lead track "She's Tight." They'll release Lower The Bar via Kobalt Label Services on February 24 next year.

She's Tight is a cover of Cheap Trick's 1982 single and Steel Panther's version features Robin Zander. The video also includes a cameo from Cheap Trick's Zander, as well as appearances from Paris Michael Jackson and Bobbie Brown.

Steel Panther say: "Your Friday is about to get a whole lot sexier." Steel Panther are currently on a European and UK headlining tour. See the dates and watch the new video here.

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