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Video From Eagles First Concert With New Lineup Goes Online

(hennemusic) The Eagles performed their first concert following the 2016 passing of co-founder Glenn Frey with a headline set on the opening night of The Classic West Festival at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 15, and video from the show is streaming online.

Frey's son, Deacon, and country singer Vince Gill joined the group's lineup as they delivered a 23-song set of classics while paying tribute to their late bandmate, who died on January 18, 2016 at the age of 67 from a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia in a New York hospital.

On a bill that included appearances by The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, and following The Eagles' opening track - a cover of Steve Young's "Seven Bridges Road" - Forbes reports drummer Don Henley said, "This one's for you, Glenn. You're in our hearts tonight and the music goes on," before Deacon stepped up to handle lead vocals on his father's signature song and the group's 1972 debut single, "Take It Easy."

"This is unbelievable," said the 24-year-old Frey when introducing "Peaceful Easy Feeling" mid-set in front of 50,000 plus fans. "The last few years have been rough. The only remedy for that is love and I'm feeling it from you tonight. This is my medicine." Anyone out there miss my dad?" Frey asked during the song, as the crowd responded with a resounding and heartfelt yes.

Gill took center stage for four tunes, including "Take It To The Limit", "Tequila Sunrise", "Lyin' Eyes" and "New Kid In Town." Bob Seger made a guest appearance on the 1979 hit "Heartache Tonight" late in the show as guitarist Joe Walsh rocked solo hits "In The City", "Life's Been Good" and "Rocky Mountain Way", and "Funk 49" by his former group, The James Gang.

With Frey clearly on the minds of everyone at Dodger Stadium, Henley addressed the fact that this might be the band's last hometown show. "In case this is our last dance, we want to thank all the fans in Southern California," he said. "It all started here in Los Angeles." Check out videos from the show here.

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Adrenaline Mob Members Pay Tribute To David Z

The surviving members of Adrenaline Mob separately took to social media to pay tribute to bass player David Zablidowsky, who was killed after the band's RV was struck in a traffic accident on a Florida highway this past Friday (July 14).

Frontman Russell Allen wrote, "Yesterday I was involved in an accident that took the life of my dear friend and band mate David Z Rock and left 3 of our crew in critical condition. I'm overwhelmed with sorrow. I am so grateful for the out pouring of love we have received from around the world. Please continue to pray for David's family during this difficult time. And those in critical condition. I want to personally thank Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Dumon for his bravery in assisting me pull our Driver Jason from the wreckage and for attending to his wounds. And for helping me to secure and attend to Jane once I was able to get her free from the fire. Without his selfless act of courage I would not have been able to get them clear of the RV before it was engulfed in flames. On behalf of my band and crew I thank you."

Guitarist Mike Orlando posted, "I can not begin to thank you all for all the prayers & thoughts. I'm trying to process & deal with this, physically & mentally... so I'm sorry for being vague. We've literally experienced hell on earth.. I'm absolutely broken, both physical & mental. I love you Dave, I will miss you more then words can say. You were one of the sweetest souls I've ever known."

Drummer Jordan Cannata shared, "Hi everyone. I don't even know where to begin so I will start by saying thank you for all of the love and support from everyone. We are all devastated and will need some time to physically and mentally cope but the outpouring of love has been nothing short of inspiring. David Z...I love you, I miss you, and send my heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. To the rest of my band mates and crew, I love you all. Please keep everyone involved in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you everyone. RIP David Z."

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Black Sabbath And Queen Stars Discussing Collaboration

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi says that he fellow legendary guitarist Brian May of Queen recently spoke about resurrecting the idea of doing a collaborative project together but their schedules are currently preventing it.

May had previously worked with Tony on his 2000 solo album "Iommi" where Brian played guitar on the tracks "Flame On" (featuring The Cult's Ian Asbury, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron and onetime Sabbath bassist Laurence Cottle) and "Goodbye Lament" which featured Cottle and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

Iommi was asked about the possible collaboration with May in an interview with EON Music and responded, "Brian came up to my house a couple of weeks ago, and we started talking about it again, but it's quite possible," Iommi says. "We'd like to do it, but now he's going on tour. But yeah, I'd like to do something with him."

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Mutemath Streaming New Song 'Stroll On'

Mutemath have released an online stream of their new track "Stoll On". The song comes from the group's forthcoming album "Play Dead", which is set to hit stores on September 8th.

Frontman Paul Meany revealed the following background details, "Stroll On, in particular, was a jam we recorded about 5 years ago when we started writing for our last record Vitals.

"We shelved it, probably because I didn't have a vocal idea for it. But when I did a shelf inventory for this new album, that track grabbed me by the throat and demanded a vocal.

"I'm not gonna curse this song and say it's my favorite (because when I do, that usually becomes a least favorite for fans), but just know that I don't not like this song a lot, and I don't not love what I find on the shelf sometimes ;)" Stream the song here.

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Pantera's Rex Brown Releases 'Buried Alive' Video

Former Pantera and Down star Rex Brown has released a new video for his track "Buried Alive". The song comes from his forthcoming solo debut studio album "Smoke On This".

The new album will be hitting stores on July 28th and the new track is the third single from the effort, following the release of the songs "Train Song" and "Crossing Lines".

Brown recruited Justin Reich (Zakk Wylde, Ace Frehley) to direct the new video, which was short on location in Nashville. Reich directed the previous video for the track "Train Song".

Rex had this to say, "Justin once again did a fantastic job. The video captures every bit of emotion I had when I was writing the song as it's a very personal song for me." Watch the clip here.

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Needtobreathe Expand H A R D L O VE Album For Reissue

Needtobreathe have announced that they have expanded their 'H A R D L O V E' album for a deluxe vinyl reissue that will be released on August 11th and feature four new songs.

The vinyl release will be accompanied for a new six song EP entitled "HARD CUTS" featuring tracks that were recorded during the session for the 2016 album including a collaboration with Andra Day called "Hard Love".

The band had these comments, "One year ago today, we put out our sixth studio album - H A R D L O V E - and invited our fans into one of the most ambitious and adventurous creative periods we as a band have ever gone through." Read more here.

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Def Leppard's Phil Collen Releasing Satriani Tribute Track

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has announced that he will be releasing a new tribute song to Joe Satriani called "Yo 2 Joe" on July 21st to celebrate his participation in this year's G4 Experience.

This year's G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary will be taking place on July 24th through 28th at the Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA and also feature Ratt's Warren DeMartini and Mr. Big's Paul Gilbert.

Collen had the following to say about the new track, "I was honored when Joe invited me to join the G4 experience and I decided to write and record an instrumental track called 'Yo 2 Joe' as a tribute to him.

"I was further honored when he played on the track with me because he is such an amazing artist. I wanted the track to reflect the vibe of his influential Surfing with the Alien album. Thirty years later, he continues to wow generations of guitar players and music fans alike."

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Corey Taylor Reveals His Secret To Slipknot and Stone Sour Evolution

Slipknot may be on hiatus while frontman Corey Taylor focuses his energy on promoting Stone Sour's new album "Hydrograd" but that has not stopped the singer for thinking about the masked band's future.

Taylor spoke with Metal Wani recently and said the following about what he hopes to see on the next Slipknot album, "I know I wanna write something violent, to be honest. I wanna do something that feels uncomfortable. I wanna go somewhere where we haven't been in a long, long time. I don't know what that means, but I think when I hear it, I'll know what it is."

He also revealed that he does not set out to top himself when making new albums with Slipknot or Stone Sour but instead focused on the next logical step in their evolution and seeks to challenge himself. "I think if you consider the best of your past to be the best, then you're just constantly chasing it.

"So, for me, it's not necessarily about what's best - it's about what's next. I think when you look at it that way, you're constantly challenging yourself. You're not trying to top yourself; you're just trying to find… where's that open ground that you haven't stepped before? Where's that open air that you haven't breathed before?

"That's what it comes down to, and I think maybe that's the secret - that you can't look at things as trying to top your best, because who knows when your best is going to come out."

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Nothing More Stream New Song 'Let 'em Burn'

Nothing More have released a stream of their new track "Let 'em Burn". The song comes from their forthcoming album "The Stories We Tell Ourselves," which will be coming out on September 15th.

The band also announced that they will be performing the live debut of their hit single "Go To War" during their appearance at the Alternative Press Music Awards.

The event is scheduled to be broadcast live via Amazon tonight, July 17th, beginning at 7pm ET and the song is also featured in a trailer for the film "War for the Planet of the Apes." Stream the new song via Spotify here.

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Royal Blood Release Live 'I Only Lie When I Love You' Video

(hennemusic) Royal Blood are streaming an official live performance video of their current single, "I Only Lie When I Love You", from their latest album, "How Did We Get So Dark?"

The duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher delivered the song during an April 27 gig at London's Collins' Music Hall as one of several live showcases in advance of their second album arriving in stores.

"How Did We Get So Dark?" was recorded in Brussels, Belgium with producer Joylon Thomas and London, UK with co-producer Tom Dalgety. The project recently entered the UK charts at No. 1, duplicating the success of their 2014 self-titled record, which went on to become the fastest-selling British rock debut album in their native country in three years.

Royal Blood just wrapped up a month-long run of European festival dates, and will now head to Australia for a pair of shows this week before returning to North America for dates in August that will include sets at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco, CA. Watch the new live video
here.

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Sevendust Reveal New Studio Album Plans

Sevendust have announced that they plan to enter the studio this fall with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Tremonti, Slash) to record their new album.

The band is eyeing a release of the new effort next spring via their just announced record with Rise Records. Guitarist John Connolly had the following to say: "For Sevendust, it was important to find a label that understood where we've been and have some new ideas and strategies on where we can go.

"Through our 20 years playing together, we have garnered the best fans in the world that have become our extended family. Rise from the very beginning explained a very unique game plan to us that we feel like is going to help us celebrate our die hard Sevendust fans and expose us to new ones. There is an excitement we feel just knowing the Rise team is going to be behind this new chapter of our career". Read more here.

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Jackyl Celebrating 25th Anniversary With New Release

Jackyl have announced that they are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new compilation album, appropriately entitled "25", which is set to be released on July 28th.

"25" will feature 18 songs including two previously unreleased tracks, their cover of Black Oak Arkansas' "Hot and Nasty" and a live recording of "Redneck Punk", in addition to hit tracks like "Down on Me," "The Lumberjack," "Push Comes to Shove," and "Favorite Sin."

The band had this to say, "At the time we first hit the scene, we were told by quite a few interviewers and fans that we sounded like a cross between Black Oak Arkansas and AC/DC.

"While we was very familiar with AC/DC, we were not with BOA. We went back and listened, and were blown away - so much so, that we recorded a cover of one of their most kick ass tunes, 'Hot and Nasty,' which is now finally getting its release on this comp." See the full tracklisting here.

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King Crimson Announce U.S. Fall Tour

King Crimson have announced that they will be returning to American this fall to embark on a new tour that will see them visiting markets that they have not performed at in years.

Some of the highlights will include their first show in Atlanta since 2001 and first visit to Texas, outside the 1999 ProjeKct residency, since 1974 with shows in Austin and Dallas, according to the announcement.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on October 19th at the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX and will be concluding on November 26th at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. See the dates here.

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Previously Unreleased Tracks From Late Big Star Icon Chris Bell Coming

A new expanded version of the late Big Star icon Chris Bell's "I Am The Cosmos" album is set to be released on September 15th and will include eight previously unreleased bonus tracks. We were sent the following background details:

After co-founding Big Star, Chris Bell released only two tracks of new music during his lifetime - a 1978 single on the Car Records label run by Chris Stamey (The dB's, Sneakers) titled "I Am the Cosmos" b/w "You and Your Sister." He would lose his life in a car accident later that same year. However, those were not the only tracks Bell had recorded in his post-Big Star years.

In 1974-1975, Bell worked in the famed Château D'Hérouville near Paris, France, and later recorded at both Shoe Studios and Ardent Studios in Memphis. Some of that material arrived in 1992 as I Am the Cosmos to great acclaim. An expanded 2009 release nearly doubled the track listing, adding alternate mixes, as well as some of Bell's pre-Big Star recordings.
With those early recordings now taking their proper place on Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star (released by Omnivore Recordings in July, 2017), it is now time for the definitive version of I Am the Cosmos. Read more
here.

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Arch Enemy Streaming New Song 'The World Is Yours'

Arch Enemy have released an online stream of their latest single "The World Is Yours." The track comes from their forthcoming album "Will To Power", which will be released on September 8th.

Michael Amott had the following to say about the new song, "We've been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we're proud to present the first taste of new Arch Enemy music in over three years with our new single and video, 'The World Is Yours'!

This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming 'Will To Power' album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering - in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, 'War Eternal'.

"People that have heard this song in particular are saying it's got the classic anthemic Arch Enemy vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that... Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!" Listen to the song here.

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Goldfinger Release New Single 'Tijuana Sunrise'

Goldfinger will be releasing their new album "The Knife" on July 21st but are giving fans an early taste of what is to come with the release of the new single "Tijuana Sunrise".

John Feldmann had this to say, "Tijuana Sunrise is a song about my youth… growing up in San Diego. I survived those days in Mexico by seconds and inches… one of my roommates was kidnapped by a man named El Diablo, and I wrote this song about my experiences back then."

The album was recorded by an impressive band lineup that sees them joined by MXPX's Mike Herrera on bass and Story of the Year's Phil Sneed on guitar and backing vocals and Blink-182's Travis Barker on drums. Stream the new song here.

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The Lurking Fear Release 'The Infernal Dread' Video

The Lurking Fear have released a new music video for their track "The Infernal Dread". The song is the second single from their forthcoming album "Out Of The Voiceless Grave".

The band's debut studio effort is scheduled to hit stores on August 11th. Frontman Tomas Lindberg had the following to say about the new clip, "With this clip we really tried to catch the essence of the raging madness of a live show with The Lurking Fear: raw, unrelenting, pure death metal terror.

"The whole idea of the band is to capture the unnerving, disturbing emotional impact of death metal, and that´s also what we bring to the stage. Catch us live to get a glimpse of the madness yourself! The song itself is our death metal anthem, presenting the core elements of our sound in its rawest and simplest form." Watch the video here.

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Abhorrent Decimation Release 'Granted Indulgence' Lyric Video

Abhorrent Decimation have released a lyric video for a new track called "Granted Indulgence". The song comes from their forthcoming album "The Pardoner", which is set to be released on July 28th.

The new album is a concept effort focused on a character from Geoffrey Chaucer's most depraved and deceitful character from The Canterbury Tales, according to Prosthetic Records

Singer Ashley Scott had this to say about the new song, "We are really pleased with how this one came out. Granted Indulgence is such a pivotal point in the story too, so it was really important to us that it stood out. In the story, Granted Indulgence is the point at which our three men take to the woods in search of 'Death'.

"A right horrible git, who has taken the lives of men, women and children in their village. Instead of finding "Death" in the deep dark woods, they find a sea of treasure. It is at this point, the three men, so overwhelmed at this life changing find, they begin to conspire against one another." Watch the video here.

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