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Queen and Adam Lambert Announce North American Tour

Queen and Adam Lambert have announced that they will be returning to North American this summer to embark on a tour that will hit major arenas across the U.S. and Canada.

The tour will visit 25 cities and will be launching on June 23rd in Phoenix at the Gila River Arena and will wrap up on August 5th in Houston, TX at the Toyota Center.

The general public tickets will go on sale February 3 at 10AM local time via Live Nation (app and website). Members of both Queen and Lambert's respective fans clubs will get advance access starting on Jan 31st at 10AM and an American express presale will run from Jan 31st at noon until Feb.2 at 10PM. See the dates here.

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Allman Brothers' Butch Trucks Reportedly Committed Suicide

(hennemusic) The death of 69-year old legendary Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks at his home in West Palm Beach on January 24 was allegedly a suicide, according to media reports about the police records.

The Miami Herald reports the records show Trucks shot himself in the head with a pistol as his wife of 25 years - painter Melinda Trucks - stood near him and witnessed the incident in their downtown condo.

The media outlet has reviewed the transcripts of a frantic 911 call Melinda made to West Palm Beach Police about 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, telling the dispatcher her "husband just shot himself" with a pistol.

The drummer was still breathing when police arrived at the residence but passed away on site soon after. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy Wednesday, but the results won't be known for weeks.

The Daily Mail suggests financial problems may have been a possible motive for Trucks to end his life. Read more here.

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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Rocks David Bowie Classic At Tribute Show

A fan captured video of Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor performing "China Girl" during a Celebrating David Bowie show earlier this week has gone online.

Taylor was among the many big names stars who participated in the Los Angeles installment of the global tribute events to the late music legend which took place at the Wiltern Theatre on January 24th and 25th.

The L.A. event also featured Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, Bush's Gavin Rossdale and Sting among the guest singers and former Bowie bandmates Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Mike Garson, and Gail Ann Dorsey.

The next show in the tribute series will be taking place in Tokyo on February 2nd. Check out the video clip of Corey singing "China Girl" here.

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Mastodon New Album Details and Release Date Leaked?

Mastodon's new studio album will be entitled "Emperor Of Sand," and will be released on March 31st, according to leaked information that was published by iTunes Australia.

The digital retailer also leaked the album's tracklisting and cover art. The new information surfaced after the band published a 45-second teaser clip via a 360 video.

The reported tracklisting: "Sultan's Curse", "Show Yourself", "Precious Stones", "Steambreather", "Roots Remain", "Word To The Wise", "Ancient Kingdom", "Clandestiny", "Andromeda", "Scorpion Breath", and "Jaguar God". Check out the teaser video here.

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Chickenfoot Announce New Release Features First New Music In 5 Years

Rock supergroup Chickenfoot have announced that they be releasing a new two-disc album called "Best+Live," which will include their first new song in five years.

The new collection is set to be released on March 10th and will include a new track entitled "Divine Termination" along with over 90 minutes of live performances as well as a disc featuring some of the group's "best" songs.

The group features former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers Chad Smith and guitarist Joe Satriani.

Hagar had this to say, "Listening to this collection of songs from the 'Foot brings back memories of some of the most fun I've ever had in a band. The chemistry between Chad, Joe, Mike and me is very special. It's almost like visual music -- you can see us having fun when you listen to these songs." See the tracklisting here.

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Rare Alice In Chains, Soundgarden Songs Set For Release

(Radio.com) Previously unreleased songs by Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Mudhoney will be featured on an upcoming two-disc deluxe reissue of the 1992 Singles soundtrack.

The album, which comes out May 19, will include numerous songs that weren't on the original 13-track album. They include Cornell's 1992 four-song EP, Poncier, which was named after Matt Dillon's character in the movie, Cliff Poncier, reports Rolling Stone. That EP features an early version of the Soundgarden hit "Spoonman."

The Singles reissue will also include "Touch Me I'm Dick," by the movie's Dillon-fronted grunge outfit Citizen Dick, whose members included Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. The track is a spin-off of the Mudhoney cut "Touch Me I'm Sick." A previously unreleased version of that band's "Overblown" is also included. Read more and see the tracklist here.

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Nickelback Ink BMG Deal And Plan New Album

(New Rock Times) Nickleback have announced that they have inked a worldwide recording agreement with BMG as the chart-topping, multi-platinum rockers plot the release of a new record.

Nickelback had this to say: "We are honored to partner with the global BMG team and look forward to releasing new music for our fans. Sharing our vision and passion with such a dedicated team while being surrounded by some of the greatest music artists of all time is very humbling and we couldn't be more excited."

The Grammy-nominated Canadian rock band have released a steady stream of radio hits since formed in 1995 and they have earned a reputation as one of the most commercially viable rock bands in modern times. Read more here.

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Ryan Adams Announces End Of The World Box Set

Ryan Adams has a special treat in store for some lucky fans to coincide with the release of his new album. The music star has announced a limited edition box set.

Adams will be releasing his new album "Prisoner" on February 17th and has just announced that he will be offering up the limited edition "Prisoner: END OF WORLD Edition" which will be shipping in mid-March.

We were sent the following details: "Each box set contains 12 7-inch records, one for each of the 12 songs on Prisoner backed with 17 previously unreleased B-sides-each pressed in a different color vinyl, and each featuring its own unique cover."

"In addition to the exclusive vinyl, the Prisoner: END OF WORLD Edition comes with a special 2-D action playset of Ryan Adams' actual stage set up, including: Real working lights and sound, 2-D action figures of full band PLUS stage accessories and Mega amps, Felines, Arcade games, Pedal board and more."

All orders of the box set will receive a digital copy of the "Prisoner" album on February 17th, as well as the B-sides which will arrive digitally when END OF WORLD Edition ships. Check out the preorder here.

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Tame Impala Offshoot Pond Release Video and Announce Album

(Radio.com) Tame Impala offshoot band, Pond, just announced their new album, The Weather. The Kevin Parker-produced follow-up to the band's last record Man It Feels Like Space Again which will be released May 5 via Marathon Artists.

The band features Tame Impala member Jay Watson and former member Nicholas Allbrook. They previously shared the new songs '30000 MEGATONS," and 'Sweep Me Off My Feet." And now they're debuting the video for the latter.

Allbrook explained what to expect from the record. 'It's a concept album, not completely about Perth, but focusing on all the weird contradictory things that make up a lot of colonial cities around the world," he said in a press release. "Laying out all the dark things underneath the shimmering exterior of cranes, development, money and white privilege. It's not our place, but it is our place. British, but Australian, but not REAL Australian. On the edge of the world with a hell of a lot of f***ed things defining our little city, still we try and live a wholesome respectful life, while being inherently disrespectful. At the end of all this confusion in our weird little white antipodean world, there's the beach, purity and nature that brings us all together." Watch the video and read more here.

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District 97 Winter Tour Includes Dates With Pain Of Salvation

District 97 have announced that they will be hitting the road for a series of North American tour dates next month including a run of shows supporting Pain Of Salvation.

The band will kick off their live dates on February 2nd at Reggies Music Joint in Chicago, IL and will take part in this year's Cruise to the Edge which sails from Tampa on February 7th.

Following the cruise they will join Pain Of Salvation on the road beginning on February 12th in Tampa at The Orpheum and wrapping up on February 23rd in Montreal at Le Tulipe. here.

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The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Confirm 1st U.S. Dates Since 1969

The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown have confirmed the dates for their 2017 Zim Zam Zim tour. The trek will visit several U.S. cities and will mark their first tour since 1969.

The tour is scheduled to launch on February 15th in Los Angeles at the Regent Theater and will be finishing with a two night stand in Austin at Barracuda on February 24th and 25th.

"The last time I toured the US with The Crazy World was early 1969," says Brown . "It was our third tour there. At the time, the band had been headlining massive festivals, alongside Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Jefferson Airplane, and other top attractions of the time. Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper were still only mildly famous, somewhere down the bill." See the dates and support bands details here.

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Jack Russell Talks New Album and Being In A Coma To Rock Brigade

(TRBP) Jack Russell of Jack Russell's Great White spoke with Jeb Wright of The Rock Brigade Podcast, and Classic Rock Revisited.com about many topics including Jack's new album He Saw It Comin' which comes out January 27th on Frontiers Records.

Russell speaks about how he was in a coma a year and a half ago as a result of his addictions and was told if he drinks again he will die. Later in the chat Jack reveals how a former Great White band mate wished he would hurry up and die.

Jack also states he was the only strong personality in Great White and the others were weak personalities. He even shares how a member of GNR turned him onto to the music of Ian Hunter where he discovered the song "Once Bitten Twice Shy." Check out the episode here.

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Flagship Release Mexican Jackpot Video

Flagship have released a new music video for their track "Mexican Jackpot." The song comes from their forthcoming sophomore album "The Electric Man," which will be released on March 10th.

The colorful new video was directed by Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer, Stay Cool) and singer/guitarist Drake Margolnick had the following to say about the track:

"[Mexican Jackpot] is about two people - the verses are about my imaginary dream girl that I'd like to hang out with, and the chorus is about someone I'm really pissed off at. I like the contrast between the verse and the chorus." Watch the video here.

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Lionize Ink Deal For New Studio Album

Lionize have announced that they have inked a new deal with The End Records for the release of their forthcoming studio album, the follow up to their 2014 album "Jeptpack Soundtrack."

The band have revealed that they will be recording the effort at The Magpie Cage in Baltimore, MD and The Lions Den in Beltsville, MD which will be mixed and mastered by by J. Robbins, and produced by Lionize, Jean Paul Gaster, and J. Robbins.

The group released the following statement: "Our excitement about this album is hard to compare to our past releases because of the reaction to road-testing the material to a live audience internationally this past December. The shows took us to UK, Europe and ended in our home city of Washington DC." Read more here.

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The Head and the Heart Release 'Rhythm & Blues' Video

(Radio.com) The Head and the Heart have debuted a new music video for their current single "Rhythm & Blues." According to a press release, the concept for the video came from piano player Kenny Hensley and is informed by the 90s music videos the band grew up watching.

"After going nostalgic and sentimental for the 'All We Ever Knew' video, we decided to team up with the great director, Michael Reich, for 'Rhythm & Blues.'" said the band. "Michael ended up creating something truly weird, inspiring and ultimately, very US."

The resulting clip features the band rocking out on a surreal talent show stage with a sparse group of diverse characters populating the audience. Watch the video here.

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The Tossers Announce New Album And Tour

The Tossers have announced that they will be released a new album in March and are streaming the first track from the effort and also revealed the initial dates for a U.S. tour

The new album will be entitled "Smash The Windows" and is scheduled to be released on March 3rd by Victory Records. The first song from the effort, "Erin Go Bragh," can be streamed here.

They have revealed the first leg of dates for their U.S. tour, which will be kicking off in Ferndale, MI at The Loving Touch on March 1st and wrapping up with a hometown show on St. Patrick's Day at the Metro in Chicago. See the dates and new album tracklisting here.

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REWIND The 80s Festivals Lineup Announced

(Noble) REWIND The 80s Festival, the world's biggest 80s music festival, will be back in 2017 with three UK festivals during July and August 2017 and organizers have revealed the lineups:

REWIND SCOTLAND will return for its seventh year at Scone Palace, Perth on Friday 21st July until Sunday 23rd July with performances from pop pioneers The Human League and the legendary Billy Ocean, alongside debuts from Scotland's Tom Robinson, The Undertones, The Trevor Horn Band, Junior Marvin's Wailers, Musical Youth and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. Jaki Graham, Joy Division's Peter Hook, Owen Paul, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Claudia Brucken, and Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory, appear with Martin Ware's super-group British Electric Foundation. Performances from Level 42, Belinda Carlisle, Heather Small, Nik Kershaw, Go West, Chesney Hawkes, T'Pau, The Real Thing, Soul II Soul, Kim Wilde, Nick Heyward, Jason Donovan and Dr & The Medics complete the Scottish line-up.

REWIND NORTH for the fourth year, REWIND returns to the North of England at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire from Friday 4th August until Sunday 6th August promises fantastic performances from New York's Village People & Sister Sledge and rockers Status Quo, whilst there are Rewind North festival debuts for Tom Robinson, Altered Images, The Trevor Horn Band (+Special Guest), The Blockheads, Hugh Cornwell, The Orchestra, Junior Marvin's Wailers, Captain Sensible, Johnny Hates Jazz and appearing with British Electric Foundation, Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Jaki Graham, Owen Paul, Claudia Brucken and The Farm's Peter Hooton. Level 42, Kim Wilde, Peter Hook & The Light, Roland Gift, Dr & The Medics, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Nick Heyward and T'Pau, complete the Rewind North weekend line-up.

REWIND SOUTH at Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames returns for its ninth year on Friday 18th August until Sunday 20th August and welcomes Gloria Gaynor with the Village People and Rock Gods Status Quo on the mainstage, along with Rewind South debutants, Big Country, Tom Robinson Sugarhill Gang ft Grandmaster Mele Me & Scorpio's Furious 5, Musical Youth and Junior Marvin's Wailers. Kim Appleby, Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Jilted John, and Rozalla perform with British Electric Foundation, alongside Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory. There's also a festival first from the amazing West-End show Thriller Live, Level 42, Nik Kershaw, Nick Heyward, Dr & The Medics, Imagination Ft Leee John, Midge Ure, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, The South, Go West, The Christians, and Ex-Katrina and The Waves complete an amazing weekend of 80's acts. More details here.

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