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Eagles Reportedly Taking Action Against Hotel California

The Hotel California Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico is reportedly being sued by The Eagles for using the name of their blockbuster 1976 song and album, according to TMZ.

The celebrity gossip site reports that the band is taking legal action against the facility because they have been marketing themselves as simply "Hotel California" since 2001 and they allegedly brand their merchandise in such a way to imply an association with the iconic song.

The group also reportedly claim that the hotel further implies a connect to the band by playing "Hotel California" and other Eagles song throughout the hotel and the band is seeking to have them stop using the name and any activities that imply they are connected to the hotel.

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Cheap Trick, Foreigner and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience Tour

Cheap Trick have announced that they will be hitting the road this summer with Foreigner and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience for a U.S. tour.

The trek will be kicking off on July 11th in Syracuse, NY at the Lakeview Amphitheater and will be running until September 9th where it will conclude in Auburn, WA at the White River Amphitheatre.

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience will be part of the trek from the kick off through the August 20th concert in Austin, TX at the austin360 Amphitheater. Read more here.

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Slash Reportedly Recording New Solo Album

Guns N' Roses legend Slash has reportedly started recording new music from a new solo band album, according to comments made by Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti.

Myles Kennedy fronts both Alter Bridge and Slash's solo band and his bandmate Tremonti indicated in a recent interview with Rock Antenne (via Gibson) that the GNR star is working on his next solo album.

Tremonti said the following when discussing future plans: "All of 2017 we're all dedicated to Alter Bridge, so we'll be touring all year long. The following year is when we'll go our separate ways for a little while.

"I'll do my next Tremonti solo record, I know that Slash's camp has already started recording music, and Myles has to go in and sing on that. We'll constantly keep juggling the 2 or 3 bands."

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Metallica To Live Stream North American Tour Rehearsal

Metallica announced that they will be giving fans a special preview of what to expect from the North American leg of their WorldWired tour with a live stream from their rehearsals next Tuesday (May 9th).

The band provided these details: "To kick off the celebrations, we're inviting you to get a sneak peek of what to expect this summer by checking out our rehearsal the night before the first show via the magic of streaming video on Facebook Live. In a little show very cleverly titled 'Now That We're Live' we'll bring rehearsals on Tuesday, May 9th live to your computer, tablet, mobile device or any other way you reach the internet at 9:00 PM EDT.

Tune into Metallica.com or head over to our Facebook page to see a few songs and catch a glimpse of the all-new massive production hitting the road this summer. A few lucky Fifth Members will be able to experience it all in the flesh as we're inviting Fan Club members to enter to win a chance to be in the house that night. Find more details here.

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Linkin Park Announce North American Tour

(hennemusic) Linkin Park have announced dates for a North American tour in support of their forthcoming album, "One More Light," which is scheduled to be released on May 19th.

The trek will feature support from Machine Gun Kelly and is set to begin its opening leg at the Xfinity Center in Boston, MA on July 27, with shows running into early September before resuming in Seattle, WA on October 14.

Japanese rockers One OK Rock will join the tour for stops in Boston, Philadelphia, and Uncasville. "Our fans know how much love we put into our live show," says guitarist Brad Delson. "They know how much we enjoy the connection when we play a fan favorite on stage. The emotional and sonic content of this new batch of songs is going to bring a whole new dimension to the show." Read more and see the dates here.

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Nikki Sixx Addresses Motley Crue Reunion Reports

Nikki Sixx slammed the media for spreading made up gossip when striking down reports that Motley Crue were secretly recording a reunion album.

Earlier this week, some radio stations apparently picked up a bogus story from a website that parodies celebrity gossip publications believing it was a legitimate outlet.

The Sixx:A.M. mastermind refuted the fake news reports via his Facebook page. He said, "FYI.. A radio station recently posted a bullsh*t article that is getting picked up by the press because the press only wants 'press' SAD... Mötley is not getting back together...

"I wish the press had more credibility and wouldn't sh*t on fans feelings... Anything to get someone to click on their website so they can sell advertising... SAD. The press is suppose to report the news not make up gossip or spread it."

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Radiohead Announce 20th Anniversary Edition of 'OK Computer'

Radiohead have announced they will be releasing a 20th anniversary edtion of their landmark "OK Computer" album. The new edition, entitled "OKNOTOK" will be released on June 23rd.

This reissued album will feature the 12 original tracks, eight B-sides and the three previously unreleased recordings: "I Promise," "Lift," and "Man Of War." All material featured on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from original analog tapes.

The upcoming release features the OKNOTOK Boxed Edition, vinyl, double CD and digital format releases. The Boxed Edition, which will ship in July, features three heavyweight 180 gram black 12 inch vinyl records, a hardcover book of over 30 artworks and full lyrics, a 104-page notebook from Thom Yorke's library, a 48-page sketchbook of Donwood and Tchock's preparatory work and a C90 cassette mix tape created by the band.

The band teased the announcement by dropping a series of cryptic clues. Read more about that and see one teaser video here.

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Michael McDonald Announces New Album And Tour

Former Doobie Brothers star Michael McDonald has announced that he will be releasing his first new album in almost a decade and will be launching a tour to promote it.

McDonald's new album will be entitled "Wide Open" and is scheduled to hit stores on September 15th. The new effort will feature guest appearances from Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis.

The acclaimed music star will be kicking off his U.S. tour to support the new album on June 10th in Lincoln, CA at the Thunder Valley Casino and will wrap the trek with a show in Los Angeles, CA at the Orpheum Theatre on November 17th. here.

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Jam Band Legend Col. Bruce Hampton Dies After Birthday Concert

(Radio.com) Col. Bruce Hampton, 'Grandaddy of the Jam Scene" in Atlanta, passed away on his 70th birthday after a star-studded celebration. The colonel attended 'Hampton 70," a gathering to celebrate his milestone birthday.

The musician opened the sold-out show and collapsed during an encore performance of 'Turn on Your Lovelight." He was rushed to the hospital and died shortly thereafter.

'Hampton 70" included performances by Hampton Grease Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit and The Codetalkers - included Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Popper, Oliver Wood, Dave Schools, Chuck Leavell, and others from the rock and jam band scene.

The Tedeschi Trucks band released a statement following the show confirming that Hampton had died. Read it here.

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Bullet For My Valentine Release Video From New Live Package

Bullet For My Valentine have released a new performance video for their song "Her Voice Resides". The clip is a preview from the band's forthcoming live package.

Live From Brixton: Chapter Two will be released in various formats (CD, vinyl, DVD, Blu-Ray) on July 28th and were captured during the band's two night stand at London Brixton Academy in December of last year.

Frontman Matt Tuck had this to say, "Live at Brixton Chapter Two marks the end of a massive 18-month global touring cycle, so to mark the success of Venom and to celebrate our debut album The Poison, we thought we'd capture both nights so that everyone could be a part of it. It was an incredible couple of nights at a venue that means so much to us, so make sure you grab a copy and enjoy the madness."

Formats Will include "Night One" CD (career-spanning setlist) - "Night Two" CD (The Poison in its entirety setlist) - DVD (featuring both nights) -Blu-ray (featuring both nights) - Triple disc Red Vinyl ("Night Two" only). Watch the live video
here.

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Video Of Deftones' Chino Moreno Breaking Foot Onstage Surfaces

Video footage of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno breaking his foot during a performance at Belgium's Groezrock festival this past weekend has surfaced online.

The incident occurred just a few minutes into the band's show but continued to perform until the end of the set before seeking medical treatment. After the singer's condition was diagnosed the band canceled -- just one show -- Monday night, (May 5) in Koln, Germany.
In footage from the show, it appears that Moreno broke his foot when he jumped from the lip of the stage into the crowd. The band is on the road to continue supporting Gore, which came out last year and was regarded by many as one of the best albums of the year. Watch the video of Moreno breaking his foot
here.

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Vanna Explain The Reasons Why They Are Breaking Up

Vanna surprised fans with the announcement that they would be embarking on a farewell tour next month and now the band has explained the reasons behind the break up but also hint that they may return some time in the future.

The group had this to say, "Our band has always strived to take the negative in our lives and use it to fuel positive change. To foster good in a world that can be so bad. That and to cause the biggest ruckus with our fans while doing so. The relationship we share with you all and with our music has brought us to places we never dreamed of going; countries we never thought we'd step foot on, stages we only dreamed of playing. But the biggest impression left is the overwhelming sense of family that this scene has given us and let us be a part of. It's helped us become the men we are today and, in a way, is partly responsible for different parts of our lives blossoming.

"After touring for over 10 years, living our lives on the road and on the stage, it's time for us to go chase those other dreams that may have waited on a shelf. We've started families, careers, and new lives, all the while spending our nights sweating in a club or a Warped Tour parking lot with you and those sides of us and our lives need attention as much as Vanna did." Read more here.

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Eddie Vedder Breaks Out Cover Songs At Benefit Concert

(Radio.com) Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder played a set full of covers over the weekend at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at Boston's Paradise Club.

While the singer played many Pearl Jam songs, including set openers "Corduroy," "Not for You" and "Elderly Woman," he also cranked out familiar tracks from The Who, Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Squeeze and Neil Young.

Songs included The Who's "The Kids Are Alright" and "I Can't Explain," Talking Heads' "Love -> Building on Fire," the Rolling Stones' "Waiting on a Friend" and Squeeze's "Another Nail in My Heart," among others. Read more and watch video footage from the show here.

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Keb' Mo' Guests On The Dustbowl Revival's New Album

(Conqueroo) The Dustbowl Revival have announced that they will be releasing their new self-titled studio album on June 16th which features a guest appearance from Keb' Mo'. We were sent the following details:

The album's first single, "Busted," also exemplifies the sonic leap taken by the band. Spotlighted by Beebe's slinky jazz vocals, the song mixes traditional American music styles, like the blast of R&B horns and the in-the-pocket drums, with some inventive touches, such as a mandolin plucked like a hip-hop inspired piano, and the upright bass and fiddle played through wah-peddles. The group has said that recording "Busted" was like a door opening for them to create something familiar yet stylistically fresh.

Even the album's more acoustic number, like "Debtors' Prison" and "Got Over," aren't as old-timey as they might first appear. "Debtors' Prison" initially suggests a throwback busker tune, but a closer listen reveals an all-too-contemporary ode with Lupetin singing about the struggles of trying to survive in today's troubled economic times. Similarly, on "Got Over," Lupetin delivers another modern-day portrait about a scuffed-up soul battling a whirl of problems who winds up "sitting on the kitchen floor … eating all the ice cream, 2 a.m. on a Tuesday." Things get a little more optimistic on the sunnier, Bill Withers-inspired "Honey I Love You." Featuring a guest spot by multi-Grammy-winner and fellow genre-bender Keb' Mo', this track serves up a timeless slice of sweet, silky soul music. Read more here.

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Lillian Axe Announce Deluxe Reissue Of Classic Albums

(Chipster) Lillian Axe will be reissuing their 1988's self-titled debut and 1989's 'Love + War' as "special deluxe collector's editions" on May 12th. We were sent the following details:

Rock Candy Records will issuing the new reissues complete with multi-page booklets, essays, and fully remastered audio, shaped from 24 BIT digital technology.

The band - which been led since their inception by guitarist Steve Blaze - caught the attention of metalheads during an era when bands like Ratt ruled the MTV/radio airwaves. And it just so happened that Ratt's manager at the time, Marshall Berle, crossed paths with the band, and helped broker a recording deal with MCA Records, and in turn, enlisted Ratt's late guitarist, Robbin Crosby, to produce the group's debut album - spawning such standout tracks as "Dream of a Lifetime," "Vision in the Night, "and "The More That You Get." here.

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Tony Lucca and Friends Free Residency Shows Announced

Tony Lucca has announced a special residency in Nashville this summer with a series of four free shows that will span the summer months. We were sent the following details:

The special shows will take place at The Country (110 28th Avenue North, Nashville) on June 28th (8 p.m.), July 27th (6 p.m.), August 23rd (8 p.m.), and September 6th (8 p.m.).

Billed as "Tony Lucca and Friends," the residency is an opportunity for Lucca to work on some new material for a forthcoming album in a live setting. "I plan on getting into the studio at some point this year for a new record, so I will be utilizing the shows to work out some new material and putting songs up on their feet for the first time in front of an audience," says Lucca. "That environment can be extremely helpful and constructive. And hopefully entertaining." Read more here.

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Athanasia Release Matt Zane Directed 'White Horse' Video

Athanasia have released a new music video for their track "White Horse". The song comes from their forthcoming debut album "The Order of the Silver Compass."

The band had this to say, "White Horse was written after watching too many of our friends and family members getting sucked into the vacuum of substance abuse and spat out as a shell of who they once were. This song is for anybody who's ever lost somebody to addiction."

While a release date for the new album has not been provided, fans can watch the Matt Zane directed new music video to get a taste of what is to come here.

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Singled Out: Dawn Of Ashes's Guardians

Dawn Of Ashes are gearing up to release their new album "Daemonolatry Gnosis" on June 9th. They recently released the lead single "Guardians" and today Kristof Bathory tells us about the track. Here is the story:

The lyrical concept of the song Guardians was inspired and is a philosophical / ritualistic connection to the gateway of the individual's daemons of the psyche. I was taught and took this inspiration from what I learned from reading books from the famous psychologist 'Carl Jung' and from the most notorious Magickian 'Aleister Crowley' and other various books on the subject.

The whole cosmology of the Left Hand Path is to dig within and mold your subjective universe in order to create the ideal objective universe so you can be a god / master of both worlds.

The psyche needs to reach totality by connecting with these archetypes within the spiritual matrix or what Jung called the 'collective unconscious'. This is the goal of Black Magick. The ability to mold the inner and outer world and connect with these various archetypes. Basically, your Guardians

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album and find their tour dates right here!

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