The guitarist says he underwent immediate surgery to remove two tumors from his bladder, after he showed doctors a "pee video" of his problem to push for further examination when they dismissed his concerns.
Bumblefoot tells Loudwire: "I would go to different doctors and I would say, 'This ain't normal.' They'd say, 'Oh you're just getting older, it's your prostate.' I've never heard of anyone hitting 40 and pissing blood. Everyone just kept writing me off."
He adds: "I made a video to show the doctors what was going on. I kept the video as a reminder to not let things go. I'm glad I did." Bumblefoot says that he'll need re-checks every three months over the next two years due to the likelihood of cancer recurrence.here.
Some of Prince's best-loved albums and singles were recorded under the banner "Prince and the Revolution," a band whose ranks included 16 different musicians through the years.
In the first of three scheduled shows, the band performed favorites like "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret" and "The Beautiful Ones." Fans on the ground at the local club called First Avenue shared footage from the reunion on social media. Watch clips from the reunion engagementhere.
If you ever wake up with a certain song in your head and you can't shake it, well, you've got an earworm. As neurologist Oliver Sacks explained, they are those pesky bits of music that arise out of nowhere and get stuck in your head for hours or days on end.
The researchers have been studying the inexplicable phenomenon and they discovered an interesting fact: Queen's songs are some of the most addictive. Of the top 20 most addictive songs, Queen made the list three times with "We Will Rock You" coming in at number one (via NME).
Researcher Bede Williams told NME an earworm depended upon five key factors: surprise, predictability, rhythmic repetition, melodic potency and receptiveness (how the listener feels about the song). "If you look at the songs which emerged from the research, they all have a distinctive rhythmic fingerprint. If we remove the melody, they're still recognizable by their rhythm alone," Williams said. Read more and see the listhere.
Discussing Metallica: Back To The Front, which is published this month, frontman James Hetfield says: "I still miss Cliff, no doubt. I'd love to see him again at some point. So seeing photos that I haven't seen before, especially where we're together, that is awesome. To get another piece of him back into my heart is great."
Drummer Lars Ulrich says of Ray: "He's a great human being. The fact that he's Cliff Burton's dad is another reason we love having him around. But that's not the primary reason. Ray has weather all of these experiences with a smile on his face. Whenever he walks into a room he always has this incredible positive energy."
Hetfield adds: "When I grow up I want to be Ray Burton!"here.
Martlets Hospice say it's the "biggest response" the hospice has ever seen to an online fundraising page. The charity's income generation director Sally Brighton says: "Whilst the fundraising is amazing, we cannot lose sight of the tragedy of Tom's death. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans at this desperately sad time.
"We hope that all who loved him will find some comfort in seeing how many people have been moved to donate to Martlets. It is truly humbling. The funds raised will help Martlets to continue providing hospice care for local people and their families when they need us most. We are extremely grateful for everyone's support."here.
The vocalist says their estranged record company own the rights to the footage - but he doesn't think it was "good enough" to come out anyway. Shadows tells Loudwire: "The reality is the DVD just never got there. I know some fans don't want to hear this, but for us when we're looking at something and deciding on whether to put it out or not, it's gotta go through some sort of process or, 'Is this good enough to come out?'"
He adds: "We're still trying to make tweaks to it, but then there's also the Warner Bros thing. We're not with Warner Bros anymore and they own the rights to that footage.
"So, I don't know what's going to happen with that DVD. The real answer is just that it wasn't up to par with what we wanted to be releasing." Read morehere.
The promo features footage from the film One More Time With Feeling, which was overseen by director Andrew Dominik. The project has evolved from a performance-based concept into a movie partly inspired by the death of Cave's teenage son Arthur after he fell from a cliff last year. It includes interviews and footage which "delve into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album."
A trailer was released last month, with Cave saying: "Most of us don't want to change, really, I mean why should we? What we do want is sort of modifications on the original model.
"But what happens when an event occurs that is so catastrophic, that we just change. We change from the known person to an unknown person, so that when you look at yourself in the mirror - do you recognise the person that you were? That the person inside the skin is a different person?" Watch the videohere.
The extended 25th anniversary edition arrives on September 30, after Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron plus Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Mike McCready won a legal battle to have the master tapes returned.
They'll hit the road in November, with Cornell having said: "This is something no one has ever seen - we wanted to stop and recognise that we did this, and pay homage."
It's not known whether Pearl Jam vocalist Eddie Vedder, who provides second lead voice on Hunger Strike, will take part in the tour. Guitarist McCready recently said: "I don't know, and that's kind of up to him. I would love it if he did." He added that the band could tour further afield "if these go well."here.
It follows the You Against You promo, which launched in March, and once again features Machete star Danny Trejo - who also appeared in the video for Repentless - the first part of the trilogy.
The full video for Pride In Prejudice is expected over the coming days. Trejo, who played a leading character in a prison riot scene, said: "In prison there's only two kinds of people - predators and prey. Being a Slayer fan, I'm a predator."
Guitarist Kerry King recently predicted that Slayer's next album won't arrive until at least 2018 - even though they have nine songs left over from making their latest record.
He said: "We've got lots of leftover material from the last album because we wrote so much stuff, and we recorded a bunch of it too. If the lyrics don't change the songs musically, those songs are done.
"We could probably start doing something at the end of next year - but we've still got a lot of touring going on next year. I'm guessing it won't be '18 before we record anything." Watch the video cliphere.
Mainman Kirk Windstein says: "Falling While Rising is the epitome of Crowbar - the song is heavy, powerful, emotional and full of massive riffs. Hope everyone enjoys it and is ready for the full record."
The frontman, who left Down two years ago to concentrate full-time on his own band, went back and listened to their early material before starting work on The Serpent Only Lies. He said: "Having this be our eleventh record, we're very fortunate because so many bands don't last this long."
Adding that he took a "Motorhead outlook" to his career, he went on: "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 songhere.
Hackett recently said he's most proud of his album Tribute, inspired by classical musicians Andres Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams. He said of the work: "It's a bit like Shakespeare for an actor, so I quite see why someone who, having done blockbusters would just want to go and act Hamlet. It's lovely to be able to do things that are out of character - there is no such thing as Steve Hackett - what there is, is an awful lot of music and influences that he assimilated over many, many years, and now I'm in the position to be a sufficiently plausible character actor, to wander in and out of these various schools."
He's currently working on the follow-up to last year's Wolflight, and is also set to perform with Genesis tribute act Genetics in Lima, Peru on September 8. Watch the videohere.
It features more than 350 items, including instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, handwritten lyrics and psychedelic prints and posters. Highlights include previously unreleased concert footage, set and construction pieces from their album covers, such as The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and The Division Bell, and a custom-designed laser light show.
V&A director Martin Roth says: "The V&A is perfectly placed to exhibit the work of a band that is as recognizable for its unique visual imagery as for its music. Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success." Read morehere.
It's a rich porter that looks black but glows red when lit up, and clocks in at 6.8%ABV in a bottle, or 5.8%ABV from a cask - and it's available worldwide now through importers. It'll arrive on Morrisons shelves in the UK from Monday, September 5. It can also be purchased through Robinsons website.
It follows the original Trooper, launched in 2014, and the stronger 666 edition that arrived in 2015. Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson collaborated with Robinsons Brewery head brewer Martyn Weeks to create the recipe. Read more and watch the videohere.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Adams revealed that AC/DC, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bruce Springsteen and Electric Light Orchestra impacted the LP's sonic direction.
"When I run, I listen to [an iPod] Nano that I have," he said. "I put all the AC/DC records on from back to front, or I'll listen to the best of stuff from the '80s: Springsteen, or [Nick] Hornsby, and I'll listen to what is going on there. I was listening to AC/DC's Fly on the Wall, and that's when I realized what I had to do for the record." Read morehere.
Frontman Winston McCall said of the record: "We had a band meeting and it turned out all of us were thinking the same thing - none of us would get creative fulfilment out of writing another Parkway metalcore album.
"It was a really odd point to be at. We didn't want to stop what Parkway was about, but at the same time there had to be a different way of doing it." Parkway Drive are currently touring North America with We Came As Romans and Counterparts. See the new dateshere.
The appearance as part of the morning show's All American Summer Concert Series saw the group deliver a 5-song set that featured the 1983 track "The Kids Are Back" alongside four tunes from 1984's "Stay Hungry", including "I Wanna Rock", "Burn In Hell", "The Price" and "We're Not Gonna Take It."
The band's breakthrough album, "Stay Hungry" earned triple platinum status for sales of more than 3 million copies in the States while "We're Not Gonna Take It" peaked at No. 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while becoming their first and only US Top 40 hit.
Twisted Sisterwill wrap up their live career with a hometown farewell performance next month and an appearance at the Metal Meeting Fest in Monterrey, Mexico on November 12.
"As 2016 marks the end of our live performing career," says guitarist Jay Jay French, "Twisted Sister is looking forward to returning to the tri-state NYC area for the final time to the Rock Carnival at First Energy Park in Lakewood, N.J., on Oct 1, 2016.
"In celebrating our 40th anniversary and our farewell to live performing, we are bringing our '40 & F-k It' worldwide farewell tour one last time to the area that created us!"here.
"I'm putting a website out, probably just before Christmas," Young says. "It'll be my entire archives on a website. You can listen to music, and you'll see where albums are that are pencilled in, not finished. From throughout a 40 or 50-year span, you'll see unfinished records behind you, in front of you, right now, way in the future."
The contents include Hal Ashby's film of Young's 1982-83 one-man Trans Tour, a Tim Pope chronicle of an early Young concert in England, and 2003's Greendale. Read morehere.
The dates have been lined up in support of Purson's second album Desire's Magic Theatre, which was released in May via Spinefarm Records. Earlier this year, Cunningham said that while the band's sound could change as they move forward, 60s psychedelia would always be part of Purson's identity.
She told Prog: "I'm very open-minded about the direction musically - it really could go anywhere. There has always been that root which is mainly the Beatles, but also 60s psychedelia has turned me on since I was very young. I think that's always going to be there - but it could go heavier, it could go classical." Read more and see the tour dateshere.