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As I Lay Dying Singer Sues Over His Enlarged Breasts

(Metal Hammer) Jailed As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis has filed a lawsuit against a medical team who he alleges denied him medication after he was jailed in 2014.

Lambesis is currently serving a six-year prison sentence for plotting to have his wife murdered. And in legal papers uncovered by Loudwire, Lambesis claims "a nurse, doctor, and psychiatrist at the San Diego County Sheriff Department's Vista Detention Facility and George F. Bailey Detention Facility acted with deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs in May and June 2014 by denying him medication which had been prescribed for him prior to his incarceration."

CaseText report that the medication is anastrozole, which is used as a medication prescribed to combat the side effects of withdrawal from anabolic steroids.

They report that as a result of him being denied the medication for 10 days, he suffered "exponential terror" as he "contemplated the very potential of my suffering male breast development." Read more here.

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Blink-182 Limited Edition Box Set Announced

Big news for Blink-182 fans as UMG has announced they will be releasing a new limited edition vinyl box set on October 7th as well as issuing each album separately as individual 180-gram LPs.

The 10-disc box set will include six studio albums beginning with the group's 1995 debut "Cheshire Cat" through their 2011 release "Neighborhoods" as well as the 2000 live album "The Mark, Tom & Travis Show: The Enema Strikes Back!".

Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, Enema Of The State and Take Off Your Pants And Jacket will be released as single disc with the live album, their 2003 self-titled album and Neighborhoods being issued as double LPs. MP3 download cards will also be included for each title. See the tracklisting here.

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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Says Vocals Improved Following Spinal Surgery

(Metal Hammer) Corey Taylor says his vocal performances have improved since he had surgery on his broken neck. The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman has cut out headbanging and other onstage antics as he recovers from spinal surgery and says that has led to his vocal pitch getting better.

Taylor tells Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones' radio show Jonesy's Jukebox: "I've had to kind of reassess what I do live. The positive is that I love the challenge of it.

"Maybe I've relied on those things for too long, let's see if I can get through a show or a tour without having to go to these kind of mainstays. And the shows have been great. I've been damn near on pitch-wise, my stamina's a lot better. It's like I'm really kind of filling in all these weird blanks."

Taylor adds that he is back at about 75% in terms of full fitness and doctors hope he will be 100% recovered within a year. Read more here.

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Metallica To Rock Howard Stern, Play Rare Club Show

(hennemusic) Metallica have announced that they will be appearing on the Howard Stern Show, will be playing a rare intimate club show and also taping a SiriusXM's Town Hall special.

"We've been invited back to chat with our great friend and always loyal Metallica supporter Howard Stern this Monday, September 26th and he's even asked us play a few songs live!," says the band. "Tune into The Howard Stern Show on Howard Stern's exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 and if you don't have a SiriusXM subscription, the great team there has set it up so that you can still check out the show at siriusxm.com/howardfreetrial.

"Later that day, we'll record a special edition of SiriusXM's Town Hall series answering questions from a select group listeners in the SiriusXM studios in New York City. The Town Hall special, hosted by music journalist, SiriusXM host and another long time great friend to the band, David Fricke, will air on the Mandatory Metallica channel, which makes a return on Wednesday, November 16th, two days before Hardwired… hits the streets."

They had this to say about the special club show, "This Tuesday, September 27th, we'll be playing a special show for our Fifth Members only at the intimate Webster Hall and if you're a member you have a chance to pick up tickets and join us." Read more details here.

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Led Zeppelin Score Highest Chart Position In 37 Years

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin's expanded reissue package, "The Complete BBC Sessions", has delivered the band their highest UK chart position in more than three decades.

Vintage Vinyl News reports the project - which presents live recordings selected from Led Zeppelin's appearances on BBC Radio between 1969 and 1971 - enters the Official Album Charts at No. 3, marking the highest UK chart spot for the group since 1979's "In Through The Out Door" landed at No. 1.

Since that time, the band's best showings were "Coda" (1982 / No .4), "Mothership" (2007 / No. 4) and "Celebration Day" (2012 / No. 4). "The Complete BBC Sessions" is also the UK's top selling Vinyl Album and Rock & Metal Album this past week. Read more here.

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Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe To Sing For Eyehategod On U.S. Tour

(Metal Hammer) Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe will front Eyehategod on their upcoming US tour. He'll fill in for Mike Williams who's taken a step back from the band to deal with unspecified health issues.

The 11 dates are due to get underway in October, with Blythe's appearances coming on the back of Eyehategod's two August shows which featured Phil Anselmo on lead vocals.

Blythe says in a statement: "Anyone who knows me well knows I am a massive Eyehategod fan. I've seen them play more times than I can remember. I wear their merch - I even have a freaking Eyehategod tattoo that I got in New Orleans. They are one of my favourite bands of all time.

"So it's a bit difficult for me to say, 'I'm super-happy that I've been asked to fill in for Mike Williams.' In fact, I can't honestly say that at all because no one would rather see Mike do this tour more than myself.

"Mike is the voice of Eyehategod and I respect him as a friend, musician, and writer way too much to ever think otherwise. What I can say is that I am beyond honoured to be serving a brief tour of duty on vocals with Eyehategod for this upcoming run." Read more here.

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Phil Anselmo's Superjoint Streams New Song

(Metal Hammer) Phil Anselmo's Superjoint have made new track Sociopathic Herd Delusion available to stream. The song is taken from the Phil Anselmo-led band's upcoming third album Caught Up In The Gears Of Application, due for release on November 11 via Anselmo's own label Housecore Records.

Superjoint were previously known as Superjoint Ritual and switched to the shorter name for unspecified legal reasons. On the theme of the album, former Pantera frontman Anselmo says: "The overall theme means many things, or no things, but there is an underlying message regardless, about how modern technology - computers and all that comes with them, mainly - has affected our lives.

"As a musician, it has affected my life both negatively, with music being stolen, and positively - being in touch with fellow musicians around the world and staying visible.

"But when looking at the broader spectrum, computer-land has given everyday people a platform in which to bellow like carnival barkers about anything and everything, humdrum or political, whether qualified or not, some with good intentions, some with disingenuous intentions, and some with ideas that lay somewhere in the middle, creating a mishmash of results." Read more and stream the song here.

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Korn's Special Album Release Show To Be Broadcast Live

Korn is set to perform a special invitation-only album release show at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, October 21 for SiriusXM who will be broadcasting the show live on their Octane channel.

The band will be staging the show to promote the release that same day of their new studio album "The Serenity of Suffering" and the group will also be the focus of another Octane channel hour-long special on October 19th where they will discuss the new album with SiriusXM host Jose Mangin and play some of the tracks from the new effort.

Guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer had this to say about the special album release show, "It's an important night for us. We'll be celebrating our album release, while bringing together our hometown fans and the listeners of SiriusXM Octane, who have been so incredibly supportive of Korn for so long."

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Riverside To Continue As Trio Following Piotr's Death

(Prog) Riverside have announced that they'll continue as a trio following the death of guitarist Piotr Grudzinski. Grudzinski died in February this year aged 40 after suffering a heart attack. As a result, the band put all activities on hold while they decided if they'd carry on without their founding member.

Now Mariusz Duda, Piotr Kozieradzki and Michal Lapaj have released a statement confirming they'll continue - and plan to play their first live set on the anniversary of Grudzinski death.

The band say: "We have decided that we are not going to do a casting for a new guitarist. Thus we have ceased to be a quartet and have become a trio. In this lineup we will prepare our new studio album. Both in the recording studio and on tour - if we get back to touring - we will be playing with session guitarists, who are our friends. But the lineup of Riverside will be as shown in the picture.

"Yes, we do realise that this is not going to be the same band. We know that for many of you the story of Riverside ends here, this year, and that Eye Of The Soundscape might be the last Riverside album you'll buy.

"We know that some of you can't imagine this band without the characteristic guitar of Piotr Grudzinski and for you Riverside has ceased to exist. But our story is not over yet - with a flaw, with a scar, with a wealth of new experiences, we have decided to go on." Read more here.

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Jimmy Page and Joe Elliott Added To Classic Rock Awards Lineup

(Classic Rock) Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott are the latest stars to be added to the lineup for the 2016 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour.

Page and Elliott are announced alongside Philippine superstars Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo and will join the previously announced artists Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Richie Sambora, Orianthi and Thai band Slot Machine.

This year's Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is being held in Japan for the first time, with the ceremony taking place on November 11 at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium in Tokyo - the spiritual home of sumo wrestling. Read more here.

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Throwing Muses's Kristin Hersh Announces Solo Acoustic Tour

Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE star Kristin Hersh has announced that she will be embarking on a solo acoustic tour that will hit several U.S. cities this fall.

Hersh will be launching the tour in support of her forthcoming double CD/ book "Wyatt at the Coyote Palace," which is set to be released on November 11, 2016.

The An Evening with Kristin Hersh Tour is set to kick off on November 29th at The Triple Door in Seattle, WA and will conclude on December 18th at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. Read more and see the tour dates here.

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Mike Zito Announces New Solo Album 'Make Blues Not War'

Former Royal Southern Brotherhood guitarist Mike Zito has announced that he will be releasing his new solo album "Make Blues Not War" on November 18th. We were sent these details:

"Make Blues Not War is a really fun album," he says, "chock-full of blues with lots of guitar playing. It's a very upbeat record with intense energy. Blues should make you feel good, and I think this record serves the purpose well."

That atmosphere of positivity began at the album sessions, as Mike tracked alongside Grammy Award-winning producer (and co-writer) Tom Hambridge at the Sound Stage Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. "It was so much fun," Zito remembers. "It's a completely live album, where the musicians all set up and we just hit record and went for it. The energy was awesome and sometimes we'd just be laughing so hard because it was all so intense and exciting." Read more

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Stanley 'Buckwheat Zydeco' Dural Jr Dead At 68

(Classic Rock) Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr, who performed under the stage name of Buckwheat Zydeco, has died at the age of 68 following a battle with lung cancer.

The news was confirmed by Dural's manager Ted Fox, who reports: "It is with deep sadness that I have to announce that our great, beloved leader Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural, Jr. has passed away.

"He died at 1:32am Louisiana time, keeping musician's hours right to the bitter end. I am grieving for my best friend and colleague of more than 30 years. But, as this great road warrior once said, 'Life is a tour, and it's all about how you decide to get where you're going. I don't want to ignore the bad things in life, but I want to emphasise the good things.'

"Buck made everything and everyone he touched better and happier. RIP my dear friend, my brother." Read more here.

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Alter Bridge Stream New Song 'Poison In Your Veins'

(hennemusic) Alter Bridge have released an online stream of their new track "Poison In Your Veins", which comes from their forthcoming studio album, "The Last Hero."

The tune follows the lead single, "Show Me A Leader", and follow-up, "My Champion" as the latest preview to the group's fifth studio album, which will be released on October 7.

The project was recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Michael 'Elvis' Baskette. Alter Bridge have just launched a series of US headline dates ahead of the album's release. Stream the song here.

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The Pineapple Thief Recruit Porcupine Tree's Gavin Harrison

(Prog) The Pineapple Thief have announced a European tour for early 2017 with King Crimson and Porcupine Tree man Gavin Harrison joining them on drums.

The dates are in support of The Pineapple Thief's 11th studio album Your Wilderness, which was released last month via Kscope. Harrison played drums on the record.

Mainman Bruce Soord says: "We always said that we couldn't imagine touring the material live without Gavin on stage. We're so excited that we have made it happen. It's a real once in a lifetime event."

The Pineapple Thief will also be joined buy additional guitarist Darran Charles for the tour. Godsticks man Charles was a guest on Your Wilderness, along with Harrison, Supertramp's John Helliwell and Caravan's Geoffrey Richardson.

They'll perform Your Wilderness plus a string of re-imagined favourites from their back catalogue. See the dates here.

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The Spill Canvas Announce FL Acoustic Tour

The Spill Canvas have announced that they will be following their current REQUESTOUR by launching a special acoustic trek that will hit various cities across Florida.

The special four-date acoustic tour will be kicking off on December 15th in Margate, FL at O'Malleys and will conclude on December 18th in Jacksonville at 1904.

The short trek will also include additional stops in St. Petersburg, FL (December 17th at Local 662) as well as an Orlando show on December 17th at Backbooth. Read more and see the dates here.

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Between The Buried And Me Filming Concert For Live Release

(Prog) Between The Buried And Me are planning to shoot their upcoming show in San Diego for a future live package. The gig will be held at the city's Observatory, where they'll play latest album Coma Ecliptic in full.

And they've called on fans to pack out the venue for the special night, with tickets available for $20. Speaking about Between The Buried And Me's musical direction, bassist Dan Briggs said that ignoring the rules of songwriting is what makes a band progressive.

He said: "To me, it's forward thinking, it's writing about boundaries without worrying about song length or structure. Really, no rules I guess. Especially when you've been around as long as we have, it's constantly trying to do something new.

"The band started out 15 years ago in the hardcore scene and travelled through quite a lot of metal worlds. Something that was always kind of there and peeking its head out was this more progressive rock and metal influence." See their upcoming tour dates here.

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Parkway Drive Release 'Bottom Feeder' Video

(Metal Hammer) Parkway Drive have released a video for their track "Bottom Feeder." The song comes from the band's fifth album Ire, which the Australian outfit re-launched as a deluxe package in July.

Frontman Winston McCall said of the follow up to 2012's Atlas: "We had a band meeting and it turned out all of us were thinking the same thing - none of us would get creative fulfillment 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 on the road across North America and will take part in the Unbreakable tour in 2017 with Asking Alexandria. Watch the video here.

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After A 48 Year Wait Rainbow Ffolly Release Their Second Album

(Prog) Rainbow Ffolly have just released their second album, entitled "Ffollow Up," which comes a mere 48 years after debut "Sallies Fforth" came out.

"Well, it's really 49 years," laughs bassist/vocalist Roger Newell. "Because we recorded it in 1967, although it was finally put out the next year." The English band actually split up in 69 after just a couple of years together, since which time all those involved - Newell, guitarist/vocalist John Dunsterville, his brother Richard on vocals/guitar and Stewart Osborn on drums/vocals - have been involved with many other projects; Newell and John Dunsterville, for instance were both part of Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble for a time, while Osborn worked with Gerry Anderson on his classic series Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90.

"We have all kept in touch," says Newell. "But over the years never thought about a reunion. Then Ray Bates, who runs Footprints Vinyl, sold his second original copy of Sallies Fforth for about £1000 a couple of years ago. He happened to bump into John shortly afterwards, told him what price he'd gotten, Then asked if he might consider doing a new album! John was taken by surprise, but called me and put the idea forward. I thought it might be fun, and we've gone from there."

The only member of the band missing is Richard Dunsterville, who now lives in America. Read more here.

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Skyharbor Release 'Chemical Hands' Video

(Prog) Skyharbor have premiered the video for their new single Chemical Hands exclusively with TeamRock. It's taken from the Indian prog metal group's upcoming new album, due for release in February of next year.

Guitarist Keshav Dhar says: "Chemical Hands is possibly the boldest, most experimental song we have written to date. After releasing two fairly straightforward singles, we felt it was time to let rip and showcase the more bizarre and angry side of the upcoming new record.

"Michael Di Lonardo has created an absolutely stunning video for the song, perfectly representing the lyrical theme while being ambiguous enough for fans to pick their brains and stroke their goatees over. We're stoked, and we hope our fans will be too."

The track features new frontman Eric Emery, who replaced Daniel Tompkins who left the band last year. It follow the release of track Out Of Time last year, their first material with Emery. Watch the video here.

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Red Cain Stream Preview Of New EP

(Asher) Calgary rockers Red Cain have released a new preview clip for their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which is set to be released on November 25th.

The modern melodic metal project with European roots is back on the scene after a two year hiatus and line up change that features William Lancaster along with the multi-instrumentalist Rogan McAndrews to join founding band members Evgeniy Zayarny, Nikita Ryzhenkov plus Samuel Royce.

Red Cain is a storytelling vehicle of Faustian sagas and twisted orchestral landscapes - complete with articulate songwriting, heavy, groove-filled instrumentals plus evocative, rich vocals, all creating a memorable and dramatic musical experience. Check out the preview here.

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Singled Out: The Kontroversy's In the Indies

The Kontroversy's Kevin Sanders tells us about the inspiration behind the song "In The Indies", which is a track from their brand new album "Armoudale". Here is the story:

This song, "In the Indies" is from a musical I have written, based on stories told to me by my parents of events that occurred when they were growing up living across the street from each other in a section of Kansas City, Kansas, called "Armourdale."

The story begins during the great depression of the 1930s, and ends in 1951, when the worst flood in Kansas City's history devastated the area and my parents had to leave. My band, "The Kontroversy", has released a CD of the songs from the musical, titled "Armourdale." Accompanying the CD is a booklet that includes the lyrics to the songs and a brief description of what is happening in the story when each song is sung. At the part of the story when this song is performed, my Dad is in the Navy. The crew has received their orders to go to Panama, but one of the sailors would prefer to go to the West Indies.

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

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