In the post entitled "Stalker blog. Part 1." Roth writes, "Help! I have a stalker. A very real one. 75 stalker phone calls in the last 4 months. All of them at 5:30-6:00 in the morning. All 917 and 301 area codes. Every now and then at 2 in the afternoon. Never on the weekend. The phone calls show up on my old phone but they don't show up on the phone bill.
"Somebody knows a little bit about tech. They even know how to remove the number out of my phone when they want to. This is not the first time I've bought the land and gotten some of the unhappy Indians. There is a list of unhappy ex-colleagues, as there always is in show biz, but this stalker is particularly obsessed. They're no longer prank calls. Having been through the process with the private detectives, lawyers, FBI and ex-FBI, I can speak with some authority. These stalker calls come under the heading of 'Domestic Terrorism.' This is all news to me so let me share it with you. I grew up thinking prank calls were the equivalent to toilet papering the old Coach's house once a season. Just this season alone, I've had my house toilet papered four dozen times. " Read morehere.
Speaking on his SiriusXM radio show, Trunk said: "As of September 15 of this year, Ace Frehley has celebrated 10 years of sobriety. I'm really happy for my old friend. That's a great accomplishment for him.
"It certainly shows in his personality, his playing. We had a great time in New York when I hosted a show with him on Friday. There are rampant rumors out there that Ace is going to return to Kiss next year. These are not rumors that I'm putting out - I've not said anything about that one way or another.
"I'm hearing from so many people. They keep saying, 'They're going to ask him back, he's going to do one more tour with them in 2017.'" Trunk discussed the concept with Frehley in his dressing room, asking him: "You realise everybody out there is saying you're going back to Kiss? Be straight with me, nobody's called you, you don't know anything?"
The presenter continues: "He goes, 'No. I'd do it, but nobody's called me.'" Read morehere.
And despite name-checking several rising-star acts, they expressed fears over what will happen to the heavy music genre in the future. Frontman James Hetfield said he hadn't heard much inspirational material recently, adding: "Where's the syncopation? Where's the heart? I get mad.
"Hopefully somebody will be like me and just come up with something, and be the next cool different thing. Someone's got to get pissed off enough to write something different."
Drummer Lars Ulrich recommended Savages, saying: "Talk about pissed off - they're insane. They're this punky, super-dark, Siouxsie And The Banshees dark, weird Euro punk. They're a little different."
Guitarist Kirk Hammett said: "I saw a video for a band that really impressed me. Their name is kind of difficult - you pronounce it 'Horror' but it's H09909."
But he went on: "Where's the new generation of arena bands? Can anyone answer that?" Read morehere.
Now in its second decade, the Experience Hendrix tour "celebrates the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix by bringing together a diverse array of phenomenal musicians," as stated in a press release.
In a prepared statement, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd expressed their deep appreciation of Hendrix and his music. "He was so creative, especially everything he did with the special effects," said Guy, who was a friend of the late guitarist. "He took it all to this other place, and he could really play. He was one of a kind. Hendrix brings us together, everybody on this tour." Read morehere.
Billboard reports the project sold 21,000 copies in its opening week. Led by the lone original track and lead single "Square Hammer", the package includes covers of songs originally recorded by Eurythmics, Echo & The Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco and Imperiet.
"Popestar" also starts as Ghost's second No. 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, following 2013's "Infestissumam." "Square Hammer" enters multiple Billboard charts, including Hard Rock Digital Song Sales at No, 7 (3,000 downloads sold), where it's Ghost's first entry. Read morehere.
The Sherlock actor was introduced to Gilmour by a mutual friend and when the Pink Floyd icon asked him to perform the song, Cumberbatch jumped at the chance.
The collaboration took place Tuesday night (September 28) during Gilmour's show at the Royal Albert Hall . It's not the first time Gilmour has been joined by a special guests to sing the track at the famous venue. In 2006, David Bowie also sang Comfortably Numb with Gilmour in what was to be the late star's final UK stage appearance. Check out the videohere.
The twenty-four recordings these sessions produced include alternate versions of the band's debut single, 1973's "Keep Yourself Alive", unique takes of classic album tracks and even a radically reworked version of one of their best known anthems that has never previously appeared on any Queen studio release.
Queen's very first session for the BBC dates from February 1973, five months before the release of the band's self-titled debut album and single. The band's sixth and final session, in October 1977, saw Queen record some radically different versions of four songs from the "News Of The World" album on the same day as its UK release: "Spread Your Wings," "It's Late," "My Melancholy Blues," and two renditions of "We Will Rock You" - the 'regular' version and the 'fast' version - the only known studio recording of this live favorite. Read details about the deluxe editions and morehere.
Single mixes and radio edits of several Bowie classics are featured, including "Starman", "The Jean Genie", "Young Americans," "Ashes To Ashes", "Let's Dance", "China Girl" and "Modern Love."
Collaborations with Queen, Mick Jagger, The Pet Shop Boys and The Pat Metheny Group are also included. "Legacy" will be available as a 1 CD and a Deluxe 2 CD package, with a double vinyl album version due on January 6, 2017. Read morehere.
Only 50 will be made available directly through the band's website priced at $500 each. They'll be individually numbered and feature the vinyl cover of the classic 1986 album, along with a tracklist and are signed by Tom Araya and Kerry King.
The plaque also contains a reproduction of a concert ticket stub a 1986 show. Pre-orders are now open, with an estimated shipping time of late October. Read morehere.
LiveNation's President of UK Touring Andy Copping says: "The demand for Iron Maiden has been quite extraordinary. We knew the tour would be in high demand but to add a second show at the London O2 arena at such an early stage demonstrates just how strong Iron Maiden are in the UK.
"We haven't even gone on sale to the general public yet the tickets have been snapped up by the Iron Maiden Fan Club and Live Nation and O2 venue customer pre-sales.
"We're having to announce the second show now, prior to the official public on sale to ensure that other fans can get access to the best tickets." Read more and see all of the dateshere.
The run of sold-out dates were Bush's first major live commitments since 1979 and led to her entire catalogue of albums re-entering the UK charts. Before The Dawn will be released on 3CD, 4LP and digital download.
A statement reads: "The conceptual heart of the show is reflected in the CD format, which is split over three discs centred around the two integral pieces - The Ninth Wave and A Sky Of Honey.
"CD1 ends with the pivotal track King Of The Mountain which bridges into The Ninth Wave suite of songs on CD2." Read morehere.
Metallica will be paying in support of their forthcoming album, "Hardwired…To Self Destruct", due November 18, and had the following to say, "We promised we would be back very soon with an update and we didn't wait too long.
"The 'Tallica touring machine fires up again in late March of 2017 as we roll to South America for our first ever South American Lollapalooza experience brought to you by our friends at C3 Productions. Dates/venues are below and tickets are on sale now, so visit the site(s) of your choice or better yet hit all three!" Read morehere.
Bassist Billy Gould says: "This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery. Given the song's sense of Americana, it would have been easy to shoot this in Arizona or New Mexico, but having been to Macedonia several times, there's a vibe there that I felt wouldn't be out of place as a backdrop to this song.
"Goce Cvetanovski, as a director, understood this immediately. He knew exactly what to do with it and, along with an amazing cast, has managed to create something very dark, and beautifully cinematic."
A limited edition Cone Of Shame seven-inch single will be available on November 25. Watch the videohere.
No release date has been announced for Stampede Of The Disco Elephants, which Durst previously hinted would be recorded along the same lines at Beastie Boys' 1989 effort Paul's Boutique - abandoning traditional song structures.
And Borland admits there is still no sign of a confirmed release date for the record. On the subject of following a similar path to Paul's Boutique, Borland tells Someone Who Isn't Me (via The PRP): "That was the idea then. I'm not sure what his idea is now, exactly. I know we've had a lot of different sessions for this record."
He continues: "And people, our diehard fans, really want it to come out. But the truth is that Fred's just not happy with what he's working on - he's not happy with it. So I know he's been working on vocals for it on and off."
On the material already recorded for the album, Borland adds that he's not sure if it will feature at all. Read morehere.
Now Worsnop says he's planning a trip to hook up with the guitarist to perhaps play music together - which drew a humorous response from Bruce. Worsnop tweeted: "About to fly to Arizona to visit Mr Ben Bruce and producer Matt Good. Who knows, maybe play a little music."
Bruce responded: "Maybe play a little naked Twister?" before adding: "You know it's just rock and roll, I know you're by my side through it all…" Read morehere.
Former Gallows frontman Carter says: "So here it is, Modern Ruin - our second album will be released January 27, 2017. It features Snake Eyes, Lullaby and Jackals which you'll have heard live."
In May of this year, the band released an online documentary titled Year Of The Snake charting their first 12 months together. The short film shows singer Carter at home with his family, in the studio and on stage - where he refers to his live performances as "scream therapy."
He said: "It's scream therapy. You see those kids at the show and they're tearing the mic off you, singing every word, they've got their f***ing hand in your face and I'm like, 'Just have the f***ing mic. Just take it.'" Stream the songhere.
Empires Never Last will be released by the band through Oskar Productions as a limited edition double album, pressed on 180g heavy vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring artwork adapted form the original CD release by designer Paul Tippet.
It'll feature a new orchestral version of the title track recorded earlier this year by keyboard player Dean Baker and producer Karl Groom with new vocals from Stuart Nicholson. The album also features contributions from Groom, Clive Nolan and Magenta's Christina Booth. The will be a strictly limited release in blue vinyl of 100 copies. Read morehere.
Festival organisers say: "Anathema have risen to become one of the UK's most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands. With their star rising ever higher, Anathema returned in 2014 with Distant Satellites, another assertive step into the realm of miraculous songwriting.
"Animals As Leaders incorporate influences from jazz, electronic, progressive, classical and fusion. After amazing releases like Weightless and The Joy Of Motion, Animals As Leaders continue to explore their musical endeavours with the highly anticipated fourth album The Madness Of Many. Read morehere.
The inaugural event will take place at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, Scotland, on April 1 and 2, 2017, with Behemoth headlining the second day. Alissa White-Gluz and Arch Enemy were announced last month as headliners on day one.
Grave, Dyscarnate, Sodomized Cadaver, Shiraz Lane, Disposable and Centrilia will also play at Heavy Scotland. Organiser Caitlin Elliott told TeamRock: "Scotland is a beautiful country with a thriving metal scene so it is with great pleasure that we bring to you Scotland's metal festival, a platform for up-and-coming Scottish bands as well as the biggest metal event north of the border."here.
The band say: "Check out our brand new video for Svartmesse. It's made by our good friend Torjus Forre Erfjord who has previously made the videos for Blodtorst and Evig Vandrar.
"As well as featuring his own unique style of animation, this video has a darker and more sinister tone that goes hand in hand with the lyrics of the song."
Announcing the album release earlier this year, frontman Erlend Hjelvik said: "However cliche it may sound, I'm not afraid to say that this is our best one yet. An exquisite smorgasbord of riffs infused with everything between the best of classic rock and heavy metal.
"I'm certain it will blow the minds of both old and new fans." Kvelertak have a UK tour lined up for the winter, with Skeletonwitch in support. Watch the video and see the dateshere.