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Rush Movie Hitting Theaters For One Night Only

(hennemusic) Rush will premiere their 40th anniversary tour documentary, "Time Stand Still", in cinemas on November 3 ahead of its release on DVD and Blu-ray on November 18.

Last year, Rush went out for a 40th-anniversary tour, rumored to be the last tour of its kind and the end of their life on the road. The film was named after a track from 1987's "Hold Your Fire" and was narrated by Paul Rudd.

Fathom Events will screen "Time Stand Still" in over 460 theaters, with the main feature accompanied by an exclusive 20-minute short film "Rush: A Salute To Kings." Read more here.

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Tool Warn Fans Critical Of New Album Delay

(Metal Hammer) Tool have issued a warning to fans about negative energy surrounding the long wait for the follow-up to 2006 album 10,000 Days. Despite recent comments from members and friends that the record is slowly coming together, many followers have expressed frustration at the time it's taking.

Now the band have spoken out via webmaster Blair McKenzie Blake in a recent online newsletter, saying: "When it comes to the subject of the new Tool album, even though those whose negative thoughts and actions are in the small minority, their negative attitudes are having consequences that extend far beyond the next Tool record.

"Their hostile behavior and small-minded opinions are not helping in bringing about the next Tool record. They are also not fooling anyone by saying they're 'tired of waiting and jumping ship,' or they've 'had enough and are over this band.'

"Why is it that those who complain the loudest are almost always the first to comment negatively on any given post? It's as if they're sitting at their computer, waiting for any piece of news so that they can pounce with their cynical viewpoint. By doing so, they invalidate all their disavowing."

Blake offers a parable about positive thinking by telling of a recent visit to a fast-food outlet Arby's, where his girlfriend was given the wrong order. He was all set to start a confrontation until she told him the food was better than what she'd asked for, and that she'd order it again in future. Read more here.

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Temple Of The Dog Could Record New Music

(Classic Rock) Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament and Mike McCready all believe there's a chance that the recently reunited supergroup Temple Of The Dog could record new material, they've said.

The band that consists of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden members will tour for the first time next month in support of the re-release of their self-titled album, first launched in 1991. It was designed as a tribute to Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood, who'd died of a heroin overdose the previous year.

Pearl Jam guitarist McCready last month told Classic Rock that he was in favour of a studio return, saying: "I'd love to - I'm there. I hope we can do new songs."

Now Soundgarden singer Cornell tells Rolling Stone: "There's always a chance. Just from my perspective, it would have to feel great. I don't want to say it would have to live up to the album, but I wouldn't want to take away from it. I don't want to detract from what happened before."

Pearl Jam's Ament says: "That record is so unique in terms of what initiated it - but I love recording, so I'd always be up for it, I think." Read more here.

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Metallica Double Album Was Worth It Says James

(Classic Rock) Metallica frontman James Hetfield says the band didn't mind paying the extra 10 cents per copy it's cost them to make Hardwired… To Self-Destruct a double-disc release.

Despite consisting of just 12 tracks, the total running time clocked in beyond the maximum capacity of a single vinyl disc, and close to that of a CD. So the follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic will arrive on November 18 in twin format, with a deluxe edition featuring a third disc.

Hetfield tells Sixx Sense: "There's 12 songs, and they're not all three-and-a-half minutes like Hardwired was. There's some long stuff on there, and there's some short stuff and some medium stuff. Metallica gets diverse, and we love that.

"I think maximum is 75 or 80 minutes, and then the sound quality starts to suffer, on vinyl especially. I think CD-wise, there's a max on that too." He continues: "We want it to sound good - at the end of the day we've got a bunch of songs that we love.

"So that's what has to happen. For the extra dime it costs to make it a double, we think it's very worth it." Read more here.

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The Band's The Last Waltz Getting 40th Anniversary Reissue

(Classic Rock) The Band's live collection The Last Waltz is set for a 40th anniversary reissue. Four new versions of the live package will be released via Rhino, including a collector's edition box set featuring the never-before-seen shooting script by director Martin Scorsese.

The Last Waltz will be available in 2CD, 6LP and 4CD plus Blu-ray formats from November 11. The limited box set comes in a 4CD plus 2 Blu-ray format, with a 300-page book bound in faux red leather. It will be available from December 9.

The second Blu-ray disc includes a rarely-seen interview from the 1990s with Martin Scorsese and Robbie Robertson, photo gallery and a 5.1 audio mix of the original album. The book features a full replication of Scorsese's shooting script, rare and previously unseen photos, set sketches, three foldout storyboards and a foreword by Scorsese.

Guitarist Robbie Robertson says: "We are putting out a super deluxe celebration of this occasion, and with that we've been fortunate enough to be able to use the original shooting script that Martin Scorsese made for what he had everybody doing for capturing this.

"It's all in the package. After it, he gave this to me as a gift. It has the lyrics to the songs, every lighting move, every camera thing that they were shooting for. It's extraordinary.

"He had one oft these made for me and one for himself. There's only been two of these ever in existence. Now he's agreed to let this be made and shared with the audience." Read more here.

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Disturbed Frontman Takes Aim At Pirates

(Metal Hammer) Disturbed frontman David Draiman has defended streaming services and he says that the real villains are fans who think it's okay to illegally download music.

Spotify, Apple and YouTube have come under fire from various rock stars in recent months, some of whom claim the streaming services do not pay artists a fair share.

Nikki Sixx and his band Sixx AM took a particularly strong stance against YouTube and launched a campaign to pressure the Google-owned company into paying musicians more for the right to host their music.

And earlier this year, it was claimed that a songwriter would need 288 million Spotify streams of their work to earn the average salary of a Spotify employee.

But Draiman believes the anger is being directed at the wrong targets and that piracy is the root of the entire problem.

Draiman tells The Jasta Show: "The industry is creeping slowly, slowly towards finally making this whole digital concept a little bit more transparent.

"I applaud Nikki Sixx and the guys from Sixx AM for taking a strong stance on the YouTube issue. There are a number of people out there who are doing it right.

"But people are very quick to demonise streaming services. Spotify and entities like it were created to directly combat piracy.

"Piracy is the issue, and that's what people are forgetting. It's almost like the media is putting so much hype on these paltry royalty rates, when, in truth, at least there is a royalty rate." Read more and listen to the full interview here.

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Riverside Stream New Song 'Where The River Flows'

(Prog) Riverside have released a stream of their new single "Where The River Flows". It's comes from the band's upcoming album Eye Of The Soundscape, their first since the death of guitarist Piotr Grudzinski.

Vocalist and bassist Mariusz Duda says: "This composition shows what the new Riverside album is about. Long, spacey soundscapes and the marriage of electronic and organic music.

"In my opinion a perfect introduction to our ambient and instrumental world. One of the last four compositions with Grudzien. One day we will all meet where the river flows." Stream the song and read more here.

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Stevie Nicks's Ellen Performance Streaming Online

(hennemusic) Stevie Nicks performed her 1981 classic, "Edge Of Seventeen", on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on October 3 and video from the program is available to view online.

The Fleetwood Mac legend is promoting her upcoming North American tour with The Pretenders, which will begin in Phoenix, AZ on October 25. "I'm really excited to be able to be on the road with another band," Nicks told Ellen, "and have it be Chrissie Hynde. So it's fantastic."

The trek will see Nicks perform classic tracks alongside material from her latest release, "24 Karat Gold -Songs From the Vault." See the dates and watch the Ellen performance here.

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In Flames Release 'Only For The Weak' Live Video

(Metal Hammer) In Flames have released a live video for their track "Only For The Weak." It's taken from the Swedish outfit's Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg DVD, which was released last month via Nuclear Blast.

The live package was recorded in November 2014 during the band's performances at Hovet in Stockholm and Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Guitarist Bjorn Gelotte said: "This DVD is for everyone who has been following our career. We have songs from the early years, the middle years and the new era.

"It has to be fun for us to play but also fun for the audience to watch and we try to get a good flow with nice dynamics and different songs." Watch the video here.

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The Pretty Reckless Stream New Song 'Prisoner'

(TeamRock) The Pretty Reckless have released a stream of their track "Prisoner". It comes from Taylor Momsen and co's upcoming third album Who You Selling For, which is due out on October 21 via Razor & Tie Recordings.

The band previously released a promo for Take Me Down which featured Instagram images from their fans. Momsen previously said she'd written 60 songs while working on the follow-up to 2014's Going To Hell.

She told TeamRock: "I'm always jotting down ideas but it's hard because it takes some time. It's hard for me, at least, because I require isolation and to be alone with my thoughts.

"You're just constantly around people and working on tour, and there's not enough time to sit down and actually focus." The Pretty Reckless will head out on tour across North America in October. Stream the song and see the tour dates here.

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Enter Shikari To Begin Work On Next Album

(Metal Hammer) Enter Shikari have announced that they'll shortly start work on what will be their fifth studio album. The UK outfit released The Mindsweep in 2015 and followed that with the single Redshift earlier this year. Now they'll begin pulling ideas together for new material this week.

Mainman Rou Reynolds says: "Thank you everyone who bought The Mindsweep, came out to a show, bought merch, stuck up for us in an online or offline brawl, believed in the music, believed in the lyrics, made the album their own and used it to help make memories. Big love to you.

"But now my friends, The Mindsweep era has come to an end. Now I start the long process of writing what will be our best album ever. Let the hibernation, the inception, the formulation, begin." Read more here.

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Score New film Patriots Day

(Classic Rock) Nine Inch Nails mainman Trent Reznor has once again tied up with Atticus Ross to work on a film score. The pair will create the soundtrack for Patriots Day, a movie based on the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist bombing and subsequent manhunt, which left three civilians, two policeman and one of the perpetrators dead, while the other was later sentenced to death.

Director Peter Berg had the following to say: "I couldn't be more honored than to be working with these two straight-up genius artists, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross."

He adds that the composers will contribute "deep soul and fury" to the project, which stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman and Kevin Bacon, and is likely to be released in December. Read more here.

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Alter Bridge Release Clip Of Bonus Track 'Breathe

(hennemusic) Alter Bridge are streaming a preview clip of the song "Breathe", which is a bonus track featured on the Best Buy-exclusive edition of their new album "The Last Hero."

The band wrote and recorded the tune for their 2004 debut, "One Day Remains", but it didn't make the final cut and has remained unreleased. Due October 7, "The Last Hero" was overseen by longtime producer Michael 'Elvis' Baskette and follows 2013's "Fortress" as the group's fifth studio record.

"With this record in particular, there was a lot going on," singer Myles Kennedy told Metal Insider recently. "It's definitely a snapshot of a short window because the lyrics were put together as we were arranging the record during the first few months of this year. And there was a lot going on, watching the news, paying attention to campaigns and race relations, and just the environment around us.

"This record was definitely influenced more so than anything by the current state of affairs. So this record kind of tells a story about that. We're certainly not pushing any sort of agenda or political views by any means, but we're definitely diving into and taking the pulse of the world around us." here.

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Architects Recruit Sylosis' Josh Middleton For Tour

(Metal Hammer) Architects have recruited Sylosis frontman Josh Middleton as a guitarist for their upcoming European tour. He's stepping in temporarily in place of Tom Searle, who died in September aged 28 following a three-year battle worth cancer.

And as a result of the move, Sylosis have announced that they'll take a break from further activities to allow Middleton to help out his friends in Architects.

Sylosis say in a statement: "We wish to inform our fans that Sylosis will be taking a temporary hiatus. Most will know that Josh is close friends with Architects and he will be helping out with guitar duties for their upcoming tours on the All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us cycle.

"With respect to Sylosis fans, the band has decided to take some time off to allow Josh to focus on these commitments." They add: "Rest assured, Sylosis will be back with a new record in the future but for now we hope we have your understanding and we'll see you all soon." Read more including the dates here.

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Mastodon Building New Hometown Facility

(Prog) Mastodon are building a rehearsal studio in their hometown of Atlanta, bassist Troy Sanders has revealed. Work on the band's Ember City headquarters is underway and they are already using one of the rooms as their own rehearsal space. Once work is completed, Mastodon plan to open the doors to other local bands.

They were motivated to build a new facility as a number of other studios in the Georgia town have closed in recent months. Sanders tells the Atlanta Business Chronicle: "We have one room that is completely built out where we've been rehearsing, but the remainder of the rooms are nearing completion.

"We're excited to get this thing up and running. It's been several months and a lot of hard work. It's kind of like building a house - you're excited to see the final product with the fresh paint and nice walls. It was a big deal for our band to move forward with buying a building. We're almost there.

"We've got many rooms that are already framed and built out to have other bands rehearse there as well. The two big rehearsal facilities closed over the past year and there are dozens of bands searching for places to make music. There's definitely a demand." Read more here.

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Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach Part Of New Video Game

(Metal Hammer) Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has recorded vocal parts for an upcoming video game. The singer laid down "grunts, groans, screams and dark whispering" for the as-yet-untitled game, due for release in February of next year.

Leach has released a brief Instagram video of him in the studio with award-winning soundtrack duo Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi. The video can be viewed below.

Leach says: "Spent the afternoon with my severely talented friend Saunder Jurriaans doing sound effects for a killer video game. I've known Saunder since the late 1990s and since day one I thought he was a super great guy and an extraordinary musician.

"Saunder and his musical Partner Danny Bensi now score movies and games - these dudes win awards. They are so much fun to work with as they are intense and funny musical geniuses." Read more here.

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Amaranthe Release 'That Song' Video

Amaranthe have released a video for their latest single 'That Song'. The track comes from their forthcoming album, Maximalism, which will be released on October 21st.

Olof Morck had the following to say about the new clip, which was directly by their longstanding collaborator Patric Ullaeus, "What song? 'THAT song'! Our very first single and video from our brand new album 'Maximalism' is out now! Representing a fresh take on the Amaranthe approach, it is part of the wide spectrum of sounds that is 'Maximalism'.

"The video represents the struggle that comes from following your dreams no matter what the cost. Even if you are on the downside of life, one day there will be a turning point when it all becomes clear - to the sound of 'That Song'" Watch it here.

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Korn, Heaven Shall Burn and Hellyeah Announce Spring Tour

(Metal Hammer) Korn have extended their touring schedule in support of upcoming album The Serenity Of Suffering, adding a run of European shows in March and April with Heaven Shall Burn and Hellyeah.

The follow-up to 2013's The Paradigm Shift arrives on October 21 via Roadrunner Records, after a North American tour and ahead of a UK trip that also stars Limp Bizkit.

Jonathan Davis and co last week released A Different World, their collaborative track with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, who told KFMA.com: "It was literally a phone call - 'Hey, you want to do this?' and I was on a plane the next day. I flew in and I hadn't even heard the music.

"As a fan and as a friend it was something we'd been talking about for years, and all the stars aligned. It's heavy. It's so righteous. People are going to lose their minds.

"I'm going to brag now because I've heard 11 songs of this - it's such a great throwback to the first three Korn albums, mixed with the maturity they have now. It's that good." See the dates here.

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Steve Hackett Revamping Genesis Revisited For New Tour

(Prog) Steve Hackett has announced a 2017 tour of the UK and Ireland, performing a new version of his Genesis Revisited show. The dates run during April and May.

The tour will see the guitarist playing songs from the band's 1976 album Wind & Wuthering. He'll also mix in Genesis tracks including The Musical Box, Inside & Out and Anyway.

He'll be joined onstage by keyboardist Roger King, drummer and percussionist Gary O'Toole, saxophonist and flautist Rob Townsend, bassist Nick Beggs and vocalist Nad Sylvan.

Hackett says: "I'm excited to bring my latest show involving a new set of Genesis and Hackett numbers to the UK in 2017." See the dates here.

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Singled Out: Kenny Dubman's Wolf At The Door

70s style hard rocker Kenny Dubman recently released his new solo album "Reckless Abandon" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "Wolf At The Door". Here is the story:

I thought long and hard about whether I really wanted to talk openly about this song, as it's very personal and deals with a brutally rough time in my life. But screw it; it's over, right? Besides, it makes for good copy and people eat this sh*t up!

So....having not made the greatest relationship choices throughout my life, I found myself getting separated (and ultimately divorced) in 2011. It was a rough run, but I can honestly say that I was relieved to be getting out. Had I just stayed single and alone for a while and took the time to regroup, the "Wolf" story never would have happened. But instead, I went right into a rebound with someone I knew that was also divorcing; we were friends and got along quite well. At that point, I was still ignoring obvious warning signs that someone may not be a good choice for me to get involved with. As time went on, the relationship became more and more of struggle as more and of the dark side of my partner revealed itself. I was plugging leaks in a dam, and running out of fingers. It was about to crumble on top of me.

Right around the time that Hurricane Sandy struck NJ (Oct. 2012), I started to notice that I wasn't feeling so great. I had no idea what anxiety and depression were, having never experienced them before. It got worse over time, and I found myself in a full-blown clinical depression, barely able to pull myself out of bed to function in any capacity. I can't imagine that anything could possibly feel any worse; it was mentally AND physically agonizing. During this time, it became apparent what was causing this....and that I had to end it. It took over a year (more like 16 months) for me to start feeling like myself again....and when I did, the song ideas for "Reckless Abandon" began to flow. Happy to say that although it was brutal, this experience finally opened my eyes (at age 50) about how to preserve and protect myself in matters of the heart moving forward. And my re-emergence produced a record that I'm pretty damned proud of! I think that "Wolf At The Door" accurately captures the essence of how dark and scary this time of my life was.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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