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Allman Brothers Band Legend Butch Trucks Dead At 69

(hennemusic) Legendary Allman Brothers Band drummer and founding member Butch Trucks died Tuesday (Jan 24) in West Palm Beach, FL at the age of 69. While the cause of his death has yet to be confirmed, Trucks is survived by his wife, four children and four grandchildren.

"The Trucks and Allman Brothers Band families request all of Butch's friends and fans to please respect our privacy at this time of sadness for our loss," announced the group. "Butch will play on in our hearts forever." Donations and remembrances in Butch's name may be made to The Big House Museum in Macon, GA.

"I'm heartbroken," says Gregg Allman. "I've lost another brother and it hurts beyond words. Butch and I knew each other since we were teenagers and we were bandmates for over 45 years. He was a great man and a great drummer and I'm going to miss him forever. Rest In Peace Brother Butch." Read more here.

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KISS' Paul Stanley Postpones Dates Due To Brain Injury

KISS frontman Paul Stanley announced on Wednesday (Jan 25) that he has been forced to postpone live dates early next month as he recovers from a concussion.

The singer and guitarist suffered the concussion in a skiing accident on January 15th, he revealed in a tweet that day. He wrote "I went skiing today and got something I never expected…A concussion! OW!!!!! Lucky though…."

On Wednesday he shared the following updates, "MY APOLOGIES. Recovery from concussion will take a bit longer. I am postponing ALL FOUR California Soul Station shows Feb. 1-4. So sorry." Read more here.

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Vince Neil Wanted To 'Be Terminated' From Celebrity Apprentice?

Former Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil reveals in a new interview that he "saw an out" implying that he wanted to be "terminated" on this week's episode of "The New Celebrity Apprentice".

After his team lost a challenge, Neil was asked in the board room who he thought should be fired and he responded, "Just looking at the task today, and my performance, it would be me."

He discussed the firing with Las Vegas Review-Journal and revealed, "I think they would have fired Lisa, if I said Lisa should go, and (Schwarzenegger) seemed ready to do that," Neil said. "But I saw an out."

Neil also discussed the minor dust-up he had with 80s popstar Boy George over his drinking a glass on wine while in a studio recording a jingle for a task, which was hyped by the network ahead of the series premiere. Read more here.

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Aerosmith Star Not Sure Of Reason For 'Farewell' Tour

Aerosmith star Brad Whitford says in a new interview that he is not really sure why the veteran band has decided to embark on what is being billed as a farewell tour.

Whitford was asked by NME about the reasoning behind a farewell tour and he responded, "Oh gosh, I'm not really sure. I don't know, I think it was a general business decision, between the promoters to the management to the band.

"I don't actually feel like we're gonna be shutting the whole thing down at the end of it, but I think there's a lot more life in the band. But, I guess you've got to start somewhere. So, we're just starting to put the farewell label on things." here.

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Eyehategod's Mike IX Williams Announces 1st Show Since Transplant

Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams has announced that he will be returning to the stage this April following his successful liver transplant operation.

The band broke the news on their social media sites on Wednesday with an event poster promoting the band's appearance at the Berserker IV festival in Pontiac, Michigan, which will be taking place on April 14th and 15th.

Williams made the following comments after his recent surgery, "So honestly. I'm procrastinating because I'm waiting to write something introspective and creative blah blah blah, but truth be told and blessed be, I am recovering from massive brutal surgery at a speedy rate and exactly where I want to be! Doctors are happy with my progression." here.

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Art Of Anarchy Announce First Album With Creed's Scott Stapp

Supergroup Art Of Anarchy have announced that they will be releasing their new studio, their first with former Creed frontman Scott Stapp, on March 24th.

The hard rock band, which also features former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Disturbed's John Moyer, have entitled the new album "The Madness" and have released a video for the title track that can be streamed here.

The band's debut album featured the late Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland. Bumblefoot had this to say about the addition of Stapp to the lineup, "Scott's style and the personal lyrics he's been writing are taking the sound in a new direction- one that brings out the best in all of us. It's a new chapter for us all, and I'm looking forward to sharing the new music with the fans and seeing what the future holds." See the tracklisting here.

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New Found Glory Announce New Album, 'Makes Me Sick'

New Found Glory announced on Wednesday (January 25th) that they will be releasing their new studio album, which will be entitled "Makes Me Sick", on April 28th.

The group will be revealing "Happy Being Miserable", the first single and music video from the effort on February 16th and promise to disclose more details about the new record "in the days and weeks to come", adding that "we can't wait for you all to hear it!"

The band also recently announced that they will be hitting the road in March to launch a U.S. tour celebrating their 20th anniversary which will be kicking off on March 22nd in Baltimore at Soundstage and wrapping up on May 12th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution Live. Read more here.

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David Bowie UK Royal Mail Stamp Collection Announced

(hennemusic) David Bowie will be honored this spring with a collection of stamps from UK's Royal Mail. The set of 10 - featuring a mix of albums covers and live images - marks the first time the Royal Mail has dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.

The only other music artists to have been honoured with a dedicated stamp issue are groups, including The Beatles in 2010 and Pink Floyd in 2015.

Six of the stamps showcase Bowie's changing musical styles and personas across the decades and feature images of some of his most-admired and defining album covers: "Hunky Dory", "Aladdin Sane", "Heroes", "Let's Dance", "Earthling" and "Blackstar."

Four stamps feature Bowie performing live on tours across four decades: 1973's The Ziggy Stardust Tour, 1978's The Stage Tour, 1983's The Serious Moonlight Tour, and 2004's A Reality Tour. Read more here.

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Coheed And Cambria Announce Neverender GAIBSIV Tour

Coheed and Cambria have announced that they will be launching their Neverender GAIBSIV Tour across the U.S. this spring which will feature support from The Dear Hunter.

The band will be playing their fan favorite epic 72-minute album "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness" in its entirety during the trek.

The tour is set to kick off on April 11th in Seattle, WA at The Showbox and they will wrap up the road trip on May 19th in Chicago, IL at the Aragon Ballroom.

In addition to the headline dates, Coheed and Cambria will also be appearing at some of the leading spring music festivals including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and the Rock on the Range Festival. See the dates here.

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New Incubus Album Is 'Coming Soon'

(Radio.com) It's been five years since Incubus released their last album, If Not Now, When? It's the longest span the band has gone between full-length albums. But with new tweets posted on Wed (Jan 25), new tunes appear to be on the horizon.

It's no secret that Incubus has been in the studio since late last year cooking up new jams, but what the Malibu band wouldn't say is when this new album would see the light of day.

Well, according to Mike Einziger, they're close, very close. The guitarist posted two messages today, both indicating the album release is immanent. ""Are you guys ready!!?!?!????? #newINCUBUSalbum coming soooooooon. Mwah-hah-hah-hah," he posted.

And what's more, he says "This new album is not mellow." Read more here.

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Fleetwood Mac Expand 'Tango In The Night' For Deluxe Reissue

(hennemusic) Fleetwood Mac will release an expanded version of their 1987 album, "Tango In The Night", on March 10th. Part of the group's ongoing reissue series, the remastered 30th anniversary project will be available digitally and as a single CD, a double CD with rare and unreleased recordings, and a 3-CD Deluxe Edition that adds a 180-gram LP, a disc of remixes and a DVD of videos and a high-resolution version of the album.

13 rare recordings from the era include the alternate version of "Mystified," a demo for the album's title song, plus the rare b-sides "Down Endless Street" and "Ricky."

Among the more than a dozen 12" remixes are dub versions of "Seven Wonders" and "Everywhere", plus an extended version of "Little Lies" by John "Jellybean" Benitez. A full track listing for the Deluxe Edition can be found here.

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Long-Awaited Janis Joplin Biopic Scrapped

(Radio.com) Turns out Amy Adams won't be playing Janis Joplin after all. The five-time Oscar nominee signed on four years ago to play the late rock hero in a biopic titled, Get it While You Can. But now that project has been scrapped reports Collider.

Director Jean-Marc Vallee shared that he was, "working with Amy Adams on the Janis [Joplin] project that we're finally not doing, and she invited me to play in her new sandbox, doing a TV series."

Vallee will be doing an adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects instead. The project had been seven years in the making. During that time it was pegged to various directors, and several actresses were being considered for the role of Joplin, including Renee Zellweger and Reese Witherspoon. Read more here.

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Halcyon Way To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Halcyon Way have announced that they will be entering a recording studio this week and are set to begin work on the follow-up to their 2014 album, "Conquer."

The band will head into the Audiohammer Studios in Orlando, Florida on January 27th to complete the drum tracking, with producer Mark Lewis (Devildriver, Death Angel, Whitechapel).

This will be the band's first recording with new drummer Aaron Baumoel and they expect to release it this fall. Guitarist Jon Bodan had these comments, "The band is super hyped about our new material. We wrote about 27 songs, somehow pared it down to 17, and we will choose from that group what makes the final cut." Read more here.

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Bush Announce U.S. Spring and Summer Tour

The band Bush have announced that they will be hitting the road for a U.S. tour that will span the late spring and run well into the summer and will include some music festival appearances.

The new trek will be kicking off on March 4th in Dallas at Monkey Live! and is scheduled to conclude on July 22 with a show at Ballpark Village in St. Louis, MO.

The spring music festival performances will include this year's Northern Invasion in Somerset (WI), the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus (OH) and MMRBQ 2017 in Camden (NJ). See the dates here.

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Cheap Trick's Front And Center TV Special Goes Online

(hennemusic) Cheap Trick are among the artists featured in season 7 of the live series Front And Center, and video of their recently-premiered full performance on the program is now available online.

The Rockford, IL outfit were recorded in concert at the Melrose Ballroom in New York on April 10, 2016 - just days after being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

The band's full show was edited for the hour-long episode, which features a mix of classics and tracks from their first new album in five years, 2016's "Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello."

Airing on PBS and other media outlets, season 7 of Front And Center also delivers performances by Rob Thomas, Steve Vai, Southside Johnny, Dawes and others.

"It feels incredible to bring Front and Center back for a seventh season," says Executive Producer Don Maggi. "We had the privilege of working with a dynamic group of artists to give fans new insight on the creative process of some of their favorite musicians." Watch the episode here.

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Red Fang Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Red Fang have announced that they will be hitting the road for a short string of U.S. live dates in support of their recently released album, 'Only Ghosts.'

The tour is scheduled to begin with a concert on March 3rd in Sacramento, CA at Goldfield and will be concluding on March 15th in Spokane, WA at The Pin.

Red Fang have recruited Big Jesus to support them for the bulk of the tour, except the final two stops of the trek (Billings and Spokane). Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. pacific/12 noon eastern. See the dates here.

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WVM Song Inspired By 80s Era Bowie, Prince and Peter Gabrial

Los Angeles based electronic musician, visual artist, and multi-instrumentalist WVM has released a brand new single that is entitled "Sown" which was inspired by some of the iconic music from the 1980s.

He had this to say, "Sown' gets a lot of its inspiration from 80s Bowie and Peter Gabriel with a lot of early Prince.... but mostly it's just the music I want to hear, a lot of my heart and soul went into it which is why it really doesn't sound like any other artist other than me."

He elaborated more in a recent interview: "I started writing 'Sown' a year ago or so, I think it was the end of 2015. I was listening to a lot of 80s Prince, Bowie, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel, and I suppose their inspiration came through.

"It's like Ozzy Osbourne once said in an interview, he said he doesn't listen to Justin Bieber because what goes in his ear comes out of his mouth eventually. This is very true. So yeah I would say those artists were a huge inspiration for a lot of my new songs, but music is such a deeply personal thing for me, whatever I create has to sound like me and no one else because it comes directly from my heart and soul. I poured all of it in these new songs." Check out the song here.

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Lorna Shore Release FVNERAL MOON Video

New Jersey-based metal band Lorna Shore have released a new music video for their track "FVNERAL MOON". The song comes from their forthcoming sophomore album "Flesh Coffin," which will be released on February 17th.

We were sent these details about the song "FVNERAL MOON is a characteristically dark track about the ghost of a troubled man who has committed suicide due to his inability to live with the things he has done but cannot escape existence even in death, so he's haunted to live as a ghost to humanity, alive to witness pain forever.

"Lorna Shore's unique signature aesthetic spans death metal, black metal, power metal, and progressive rock for a style that encompasses brutal breakdowns, dazzling technical passages, white-knuckle-ride dynamics, and rich textured moments. Watch the video here.

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Youth In Revolt Announce Record Release Mini Tour

New Jersey rockers Youth In Revolt have announced two weeks of dates in various cities across the U.S. to celebrate the release of their debut album next month.

The band will be releasing the full length, entitled "The Broken", on February 17th. The next night they will launch the series of shows at The Raven, Worcester, MA.

The trek will include stops in Pittsburgh, Muskegon, Toledo, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and Nashville before wrapping up on March 4th in Newport, KY at Thompson House. See the dates here.

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Vitja Release No One As Master No One As Slave Video

Vitja are giving their fans another taste of their forthcoming album with the release of a music video for the track "No One As Master No One As Slave".

The new clip follows the release of the song "Scum" from their studio effort, which will be entitled "Digital Love" and is set to be released by Century Media Records/People Like You Records on March 3rd, 2017.

The new visual was produced by Iconographic and the album was recorded over the course of a year at Sureshot Studios by Daniel Keller and Andreas Vieten and mixed/mastered by Aljoscha Sieg at Pitchback Studios. Watch the new video here.

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