The band's cofounder Malcolm Young was forced to retire from the legendary group in 2014 due to his battle with dementia and the Swedish fans plan to raise money for research into a cure for the disorder during their ACDCmachine Gathering next Month.
Johnson, who himself was forced to step aside from the band last year after doctors warned him he faced permanent hearing loss if he continued to tour, released an audio message to the fans.
He said in part (via CBS Radio), "I just want to say I'm so proud of what you're doing for the Alzheimer/dementia research. As you know, We have a wounded soldier, Malcolm, and I think what you're doing to raise the awareness of everyone about this dreadful disease is just absolutely fabulous. I know Malcolm would be so proud of you, I am." Listen to his full messagehere.
Singer Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root have both had spinal surgeries. Thomson broke the news to fans on Tuesday via a post on his Instagram account where he shared photos of his spinal x-rays under the heading of "Beverly Hills Spine Surgery."
He captioned the photos, "I recently joined the cyborg club. Sore as f*** but hope to be back to mid 2000s banging by our next record cycle. Should probably just have every disc replaced all the way down to be safe. Dr. Perri and the entire staff were awesome." See the posthere.
WWAY-TV Wilmington, NC reports Brewer was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease in 2013, and has since contracted chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and prostate cancer that has metastasized to his bones.
As a result, the 54-year old's diagnosis is terminal as continues to receive palliative care at the city's Lower Cape Fear Hospice. One of Brewer's "bucket list" items was to meet the Van Halen guitarist, which he did this past Monday via FaceTime.
"Soooo…this just happened!," posted Brewer's wife Julie on Facebook. "Eddie & his wife Janie were simply amazing! Felt like we were sitting and chatting with a close friend! Thanks to Eddie & Janie Van Halen & everyone at LCFH [Lower Cape Fear Hospice] for making Michael's dream come true! Eddie still has the best smile."
Van Halen is a cancer survivor: he underwent treatment for tongue cancer in 2000 - including a surgery that removed roughly one third of his tongue - before he was declared cancer-free in 2002. The rocker also had two surgeries to remove cancer cells from his throat in 2011. Watch the news report videohere.
The group recently made news when they released a new single with Moore entitled "Make War". They performed that track as well as fans favorites like "Emily" and "Note to Self".
The reunion took place during the monthly Emo night event at The Echo and Echoplex on Tuesday night (February 7th) which also featured guest appearances from Machine Gun Kelly, Hawthorne Heights and Secondhand Serenade.
Organizers have shared video footage of the reunion performance, which can be streamedhere.
The April Wine frontman share the sad news on Facebook. He wrote, "My dear friend Steve Lang passed away this weekend. Steve played bass with AW for years and his musicianship was exceptional.
"Steve was a very intelligent guy that used his smarts to do well in the music industry as a player/writer, and later, in the world of finance. He was a nice man, a real gentleman.
"The last conversation I had with Steve was wonderful, I'm so happy that we had the chance to have had it....My condolences go out to his family. He will sadly be missed by his friends and by fans everywhere."
Goodwyn encouraged fans to make donations to Parkinson Canadahere.
Christopher Guest, who played guitarist Nigel Tufnel in the movie and Michael McKean, who played vocalist and guitarist David St Hubbins are suing Vivendi for $400 million. Originally, Shearer, who played bassist Derek Smalls, had sued for $125 million, but the stakes have been raised due to the alleged misdeeds of the parent company.
The quartet claim Vivendi manipulated accounting information and ignored contractually obligated accounting and reporting processes to deny them their rightful stake in the film's profits. The complaint claims that between the years of 1989 and 2006, Vivendi reported that the total income from soundtrack music sales was just $98. Read morehere.
Shinoda has a printout in front of him and reviews what they have written already. "We said, 'Oh, let's see if we can make these lines better,'" he says to Bennington before explaining why it's not working. "Wish that I could slow things down/ Wanna come down, but there's comfort…" he sings before trailing off and noting the problem. "There's two 'downs' in a row."
Shinoda adds, "The whole point of the song is you're holding on to something that's pulling you down." Could this be the mysterious piano ballad about "holding on" Linkin Park previewed on February 3rd? Read more and watch the cliphere.
The Rage and Rapture Tour is scheduled to launch on July 5th at the The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA and dates have been announced through August 12th at the Southside Ballroom in Dallas. More stops are still to be revealed.
The support slot on the tour will be split with John Doe & Exene Cervenka opening the first half of the trek (7/15 through July 22nd) and Deap Vally taking over the remaining dates. See the announced dateshere.
The Maryland outfit will play seven east coast shows with Lucero and The Sword starting May 10 in Asheville, NC. "We did a whole bunch of touring in 2016," says frontman Neil Fallon. "Right now, we're cooling our heels and starting to kick around some riffs for the next record. We hope to be recording the LP come the end of the year. Where and with whom is yet TBD. At the moment though, we're really just at the beginning phase of writing and we already have a surplus of ideas.
"In other news, this Spring we will be hosting the first annual Earth Rocker Festival. It'll take place in Shiley Acres, West Virginia. We played at Shiley Acres last year and it was a real blast. Our intent is to have a really diverse bill. If all goes as planned, Earth Rocker Festival will continue as an annual event, hopefully growing in scope over the years." Read more including the dateshere.
Garcia will be launching the trek in support of his just release album "The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues" which hit stores on January 27th and is his very first acoustic record.
The tour will be kicking off on in Bern, Switzerland on March 14th at the ISC Club and will be wrapping up on March 27th at the L'Entrepôt in Arlon, Belgium. See the dateshere.
"Wayne's World is one of those movies that wherever you come into it, you can go from there. Like Airplane! or Caddyshack or Dumb and Dumber, you can turn it on right in the middle and it's very quotable. I'd say it was in the Top 10 of most quotable."
Cooper also recalled what it was like to perform "Feed My Frankenstein" on set with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. He didn't realize that the shoot would demand some actual acting.
"We were supposed to perform and I didn't know anything about the dialogue," the rocker recalled. "When I got to the set, Mike said, 'You're an actor, can you do some lines for us?' I went 'sure' and I got like five pages of dialogue. I said, 'When are we doing this?' He goes, 'In about 20 minutes.' I go 'OK.' So a lot of it was riffing. I think we did it in two takes." Read morehere.
The band had previously advised fans that the new album would feature more clean vocals and once "Doris" was released, some fans reacted poorly to the changes, one went so far as to launch an online petition to prevent the album from being released.
Hermida addressed the backlash in a new interview with clrvynt.com. "I've always exercised my singing prowess. I've just hidden behind the screams because I was afraid of losing fans, but that's just something I'm not afraid of anymore. I don't really give a f***. I've been giving fans what they've wanted for 10 years, and I've realized fans don't want you to give them what they think they want. Fans want you to be yourself. Now that I'm being myself, I've seen the reaction, and it's f***ing killer."
When asked if he is having fun seeing "the ridiculous level of hatred for" the track, he laughed and responded, "Yeah, man. You look at it, and it's like someone making fun of your bright pink hair. Like, I don't have bright pink hair, but you can go ahead and think that I do, and have a good time calling me gay for it. I don't really care. It's not real, so it doesn't really affect me.
"Like people saying I'm out of key, when I can literally play a piano to the notes I'm singing. [Laughs] It's not real. I don't take true offense to it. Fact is, it's real to them, and I get a lot of joy from it. I wrote a song and it creates a different reality for people. It brings their real feelings to the surface, and they start speaking about it on the internet, which, in a way, feels like a weird social experiment that's going way better than I would've ever thought.
"I'm getting a cultured response by the scene. And the scene is the only people who are online - the scene-y kids who don't buy music or go to shows, just sit at home and blabber off, kind of try to dictate how bands do by their opinions. It's not real; it's all fun on the internet. Just like all the hatred for Trump on the internet - it's not doing anything and creating more buzz. I'm urging the other people who are like, "I don't understand the hate; it's good, all the people hating are idiots," like that's complaining about the complainers, which sounds even worse. I see it as fun. I see it as a big joke. The song in [and of] itself is not a joke. The song has a deep connotation for me, but it's funny to see people make memes out of it and making fun out of it." Read the full interviewhere.
Eyehategod bassist Gary Mader took to social media to share the good news with fans. He wrote, "Words could not do justice in describing the outpouring of compassion and generosity for Mike and Michelle in this time of need, but i'll try. In terms of being a benefit, we were able to raise over $20,000 after combining ticket sales, raffle money, and benefit merchandise!
"I don't think any of us involved in putting this together anticipated this, so thank you all so much for making this a complete success. Aside from being a benefit, it absolutely warms my heart to be a part of this true family we have as fans, friends, and bands." Read morehere.
The band, which features King's X's dUg Pinnick, Lynch Mob and Dokken's George Lynch and Korn drummer Ray Luzier, once again teamed with director Jamie Brown for the new visual.
"Breakout" is featured on the band's new studio album "Scatterbrain", which is set to be released on March 17th. They are sharing the new music video via YouTubehere.
The tour will feature the band playing the entire 2016 album. She had this to say, "we never thought Mariner was going to be played live. After seeing so many far-travelling US brothers and sisters at shows across Europe, we are excited to have a chance to roar in America.
"We don't care about your color, who you snuggle with, or what you have in your back pocket. I guess what I'm trying to say is Dear America, we are coming. Be there, or we'll kill you."
The 6-date road trip is set to kick off on August 20th in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Psycho Las Vegas and will wrap up on August 25th at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. See the dateshere.
These concerts are Best of Jethro Tull multimedia performances billed as "Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson" and feature the regular rock band. They will take place in Albuquerque, El Paso, Sugar Land (Houston), Austin, and Durant OK.
There will be a special concert of Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater, in Morrison, Colorado, on May 26.here.
They explained in a statement "Gwar are about to take on the craziest year of touring in the band's recent history, and will be destroying North America literally all year! We are still lining up dates for the year long killing spree, but don't worry Bohabs, Gwar will be coming to visit all of your little sh*thole towns, and together, we will Make America Bleed Again!
"And as a little treat for all you Bohabs, Gwar can confirm their first tour dates set for April. The Scumdogs will hit Reading, PA, Columbus, OH and will headline the Berserker Metal Fest in Detroit, MI." Read morehere.
The band hit the studio with producer and well-known RA frontman Sahaj Ticotin, who has produced and written music for Stitched Up Heart, Starset, and Sevendust.
The band has also revealed that they'll be using mixing guru Ben Grosse (Sevendust, Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin) for the final mastering and mixdown.
Look for both songs to appear on a remastered and rereleased version of the band's 2015 self-released debut Never Coming Home which will be released in May and, feature a few well-known musical guest appearances this time around. Watch the band's "Hey Girl" videohere.