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Led Zeppelin Revisiting Five Glorious Nights For 50th Anniversary

(hennemusic) Rufus Stone Publications is set to release a special 50th anniversary edition of the photo book "Led Zeppelin - Five Glorious Nights", showcasing the band's legendary 1975 appearances at London's Earls Court Arena.

Originally released in 2015, "Five Glorious Nights - Led Zeppelin At Earls Court May 1975" chronicles the series of historic concerts though an extensive collection of colour and black and white photos by Barry Plummer, Dick Barnatt, Ian Dickson, Michael Putland, Mick Gold, Gus Stewart and more.

Compiled and written by Dave Lewis - the highly respected Led Zeppelin archivist and author and editor of the long running Led Zeppelin magazine "Tight But Loose" - the special, limited edition of the book is available in a run of just 50 copies, celebrating the bands gold anniversary.

Each book is signed by Lewis and lead photographers Barry Plummer and Dick Barnatt and numbered 1 through 50.

The book comes with a folder featuring a 3D lenticular cover housing four prints selected by Plummer and Barnatt. The whole package comes in a gold metal slipcase with laser cut logo and a unique Five Nights t-shirt (small, large or extra-large).

The photos are complimented by rare memorabilia and a written commentary that provides context to the rare five night stand by the UK rockers. Watch the trailer here.

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Evanescence Announce Special Limited Edition Release

Evanescence have announced that they will be offering their first stand-alone vinyl release of "Lost Whispers" exclusively for this year's Record Store Day on April 21st.

This special edition of the "Lost Whispers" album will be released on blue translucent vinyl and limited to 2,500 copies. The album includes Evanescence's sought-after bonus tracks, B-sides and rarities.

That includes a studio version of the fan-favorite tour intro "Lost Whispers" and an intimate re-recording of one of the band's earliest songs, "Even in Death (2016)" (originally featured on their 2000 demo album, Origin).

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Alice Cooper On His Head On Car Collision

(hennemusic) Alice Cooper is recalling the details of a recent car accident in his longtime hometown of Phoenix, AZ in a new interview with the city's KPNX 12 News.

The February 1 incident happened just three days before the rocker's 70th birthday. "I got in a head-on car collision," explains Cooper. "But nobody was hurt - both cars were demolished, but nobody was hurt. And I told the kid that ran into me, I told him, I said, 'Look, as long as you're walking away and I'm walking away, cars could be replaced.' We got banged up a litte bit, but nothing really special."

Hours after the event, Cooper tweeted: "Had a car accident this afternoon in Phoenix, but luckily everyone walked away UNHURT. "Very thankful for that and also to Dodge for building such a sturdy Challenger!!" Read more here.

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Slayer Announce Limited Edition Box Set

As Slayer prepare to launch the first leg of their farewell tour the veteran thrash band have announced a limited edition box set release for this year's International Day of Slayer on June 6th.

The annual celebration started on 6/6/06 and this year the band will unleash the special collectors edition vinyl box set of their latest studio album "Replentless".

It will be limited to just 2500 copies of black, red and gold-colored discs and the sets will include six single 6.66 inch vinyl EPs that will each contain two tracks from the album.

According to the announcement the red and black disc editions will sold for $66.66 and the gold disc version will go for $73.99 and are available for preorder here.

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Jonathan Davis Debuts New Song, Rival Sons Frontman Gets Bloody, Cave In's Caleb Scofield Killed, Paul Stanley, antiMusic Turns 20 and more

It was 20 years ago today... Our original incarnation Rocknworld.com was born, followed shortly thereafter by antiMusic. We want to thank all of our loyal readers and we especially thank all of our dedicated writers over the years and our partners like Bruce Henne for making it all possible. Today we mark the milestone and enter our third decade. With that, we have decided to shift back to our roots, so over the coming months you may notice some changes like turning our main focus back to covering rock related artists and we kick things off today with the return of our B-Sides where we include some short blurbs for stories that are note worthy but we were unable to write full stories for. We will expand this feature as we go along. Here you go and thank you for giving us 20 years of anti!

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has released his brand new single "Everyone". The track comes from his debut solo album "Labyrinth", which is scheduled to hit stores on May 25th. Stream the new song here.

Rival Sons frontman Jay Buchanan is featured in The Bloody Beetroots brand new video for their track "Nothing By Love" which comes from their forthcoming album "The Great Electronic Swindle". Watch the video here.

Cave In bassist and vocalist Caleb Scofield died in a car crash last week (March 28th. The 39-year-old's truck reportedly collided into the F.E. Everett Turnpike toll plaza in New Hampshire (according to Lambgoat.) "It appears the subject was trying to change lanes right before they entered the toll plaza and didn't make the lane quite clear and crashed into the barrier," said state police Sgt. Bryan Trask.

KISS frontman Paul Stanley will be staging an exhibit at Wentworth Gallery in Short Hills, NJ on Saturday, April 28th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. It will include for an exhibition of his paintings, sculptures, mixed media works, and limited edition prints.

Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul has shared a short video of Tom Maxwell recording down a guitar track for one of the new songs that will most likely appear on the follow-up to their 2016 album "Unden!able" . Check it out here.

Ozzy landed a new gig last week. The Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce tweeted "[we] would like to welcome Ozzy Osbourne as our newest member. While filming an upcoming episode of 'Ozzy & Jack's World Detour' for Season 3 On A&E in Alamogordo, Ozzy and his kids Jack and Kelly fell in love with our community and wanted to leave their footprint. Ozzy is engaging in the transformation and so should you. Our members ROCK!"

Failure have released a music video for their track "Dark Speed" from their brand new The Future EP. "David Dastmalchian is one of our favorite actors so it was a true pleasure to make the first Failure video without the band in it with him," explained Ken Andrews, who directed the video. Dastmalchian is known for his work in "Ant-Man" and "Blade Runner 2049." Watch the video here.

Dubbed the one-man band blues rock machine, Steve Hill has announced that he will release his new 14-track live album "The One-Man Blues Rock Band" on Manhaton Records in the UK on May 11th. To support the release, Steve will tour the UK in May supporting King King and Danny Bryant.

Dimmu Borgir have released their official video for their track "Council Of Wolves And Snakes", which is taken from their forthcoming album, Eonian, (out May 4th). Watch it here

Subsignal, former Sieges Even duo Markus Steffen and Arno Menses, have released a new trailer for their forthcoming album "La Muerta" which is set to hit stores on May 25th. Watch it here

This Is The Kit have released Moonshine First Goes -- a new EP consisting of four acoustic first takes of songs from the group's latest album Moonshine Freeze. Stream it here.

Papa Roach have released a Bryson Roatch directed music video for the song "None Of The Above". The song comes from their Crooked Teeth album. Watch it here

The Rock Hall of Fame have announced that Heart's Ann Wilson will be presenting for The Moody Blues induction, The Killers' Brandon Flowers will be presenting for The Cars and shock jock Howard Stern will be presenting for Bon Jovi. This year's induction ceremony will be taking place on April 14th at Public Auditorium in Cleveland.

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Sammy Hagar Streams Birthday Bash Performance Of Classic Hit

(hennemusic) Sammy Hagar is streaming a live version of his 1984 classic, "I Can't Drive 55", from his concert film "Red Til I'm Dead: Sammy Hagar's Rock N' Roll Birthday Bash."

Filmed live at Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas last October, "Red 'Til I'm Dead" gives fans an all-access pass to the Red Rocker's legendary annual celebration as he takes the stage with friends and fellow icons to ring in his 70th birthday.

The project delivers highlights of the four-day event's best moments featuring performances by country star Toby Keith; Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger; RUN-D.M.C. pioneer Darryl McDaniels; Eddie Money; Pantera percussionist Vinnie Paul; Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir; Kenny Aronoff; and Hagar's bandmates in The Circle: Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson.

"Red Til I'm Dead: Sammy Hagar's Rock N' Roll Birthday Bash" premiered on AXS TV on Sunday, April 1 at 10 PM ET. The film's broadcast comes a week before the AXS TV launch of Season 3 of "Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar." Watch the video here.

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Clutch Announce 2018 Earth Rocker Festival Details

(hennemusic) Clutch have announced details for their second annual Earth Rocker Festival. Billed after their 2013 album of the same name and set for Saturday, August 4 at Shiley Acres in Inwood, WV, the Maryland rockers will be joined by a lineup that includes Black Label Society, Corrosion Of Conformity, Eyehategod, and Let There Be Rock School band.

Like last year's inaugural offering, Shiley Acres and Clutch have worked together to make Earth Rocker Festival 18 a fan and band friendly event. The festival opens the gates at 12 noon and music runs all day ending right before the sun sets.

The festival has a designated camping location and will offer free camping on site the day and the night of the festival. Other fan friendly elements include free parking starting at 9am the day of the event, free admission for accompanied children under 12, and allows lawn chairs and pop up tents in designated areas.

"There will be plenty of good food, beer choices and all at reasonable prices," says Shiley Acres owner Greg Shiley, "so come spend a summer afternoon enjoying the great bands and open air. We'll make that real easy for ya". Read more here.

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Albert Hammond Jr Releases Coming Of Age Video 'Set The Attack'

Albert Hammond Jr has released a brand new music video for his track "Set The Attack". The single comes from his recently released studio album "Francis Trouble".

Hammond recruited Carley Solether to direct the new coming of age visual which depicts two teens starting a romance and was shot on location in Shot in Athens, Ohio.

Were sent the following background details about the new album: "Francis Trouble explores a deeply personal topic - the stillborn death of his twin brother, Francis, and the lingering effects that event has had in his life and music. In November of 1979, Hammond Jr's mother, Claudia, miscarried. Although they rushed to the hospital, Claudia and Albert Hammond Sr. were told that the baby was far too premature to live. Albert continued to grow inside of his mother undetected until she was nearly six months pregnant.

"Although he had always known of the existence of Francis, it was not until he was 36 years old that he learned from an aunt that part of Francis had remained behind in the womb and was born alongside him - a fingernail. With his music moving in a different path than before, Hammond Jr wondered if this new direction came from another avenue of himself, perhaps emanating from whatever he and the departed Francis had shared for the few short months they had together.

"Taking a page from Bowie, Hammond Jr says: "'What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too seriously. I think it should be tarted up, made into a character, a parody of itself. The music is the mask the message wears and I, the performer, am the message.'

"Working within this mentality, Hammond Jr created Francis Trouble, an homage to both the death of his twin and his own birth, as well as the complexities of identity that arise because of their intermingling. The number 36 became especially relevant, as he had learned more of Francis's story at that age, and because he was born on the 9th day of the 4th month of the year. Significantly, the album is exactly 36 minutes long." Watch the new video
here.

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Hoobastank Announce New Album 'Push Pull'

Hoobastank are returning! The band announced that they will be releasing their first new album since 2012 this spring. The new effort will be titled "Push Pull" and will hit stores on May 25th.

The new effort was produced by Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5) and is the follow up to their 2012 release "Fight Or Flight" and will be the band's first release via their new deal with Napalm Records.

"We never stopped exchanging musical ideas," says frontman Doug Robb, who co-founded the band with high school classmates, Dan Estrin and Chris Hesse, almost 20 years ago in Agoura Hills, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles.

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Anthrax Release 'Kings Among Scotland' Video Preview

(hennemusic) Anthrax are streaming a video preview of their new live DVD "Kings Among Scotland", ahead of its release on April 27. Directed by Paul M. Green, the project delivers the group's February 2017 show before a sold-out crowd at Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom.

"Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special," says bassist Frank Bello. "We all know we're going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video."

Anthrax's live show on the spring 2017 tour was presented in two parts: a fan-voted favorites set followed by a performance of their 1987 album, "Among The Living", in its entirety.

"It was a challenge for all of us to play 'Among The Living' live," admits drummer Charlie Benante. "We've played a number of that album's songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage.

"So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I'll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhilaration, like we could go out and do it again."

Fans will note that the "Kings Among Scotland" artwork, created by Steve Thompson (Slayer, Motorhead, Iron Maiden), was inspired by KISS' 1976 album, "Rock And Roll Over." Watch the preview here.

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Yes Announce 2019 Cruise To The Edge Details

Prog rock legends Yes are once again inviting their die hard fans to take a Cruise To The Edge. The band announced the details of their sixth annual music "festival at sea".

The 5-night cruise will be setting sail from Tampa, Florida next February 4-9th aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance Of The Seas and will be visiting two ports of call: Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico.

Fans will be treated to performances from Yes, Steve Hackett, Mike Portnoy and former Marillion frontman Fish will be making a very rare North American live appearance.

Newcomer Riverside will also take part, marking their debut on the prog cruise. Additional artists include Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater, Pendragon, Gazpacho, Brand X, Marbin, UniKuE, Magic Pie and Alan Hewitt's One Nation, PFM, Frost, Soft Machine, Spock's Beard, Enchant, Airbag, Baraka, Electric Asturias, IO Earth, Dave Kerzner's In Continuum, District 97, and the David Cross Band.

John Lodge of The Moody Blues will be making his encore appearance with his 10,000 Light Years Band, playing solo material and Moody Blues favorites. Finally, UK journalist and YES historian, Jon Kirkman, will emcee and moderate the cruise.

Cabins for the 2019 CTTE, Proggers of the Caribbean, are available now here.

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At The Gates Release 'A Stare Bound In Stone' Video

At The Gates have released a music video for their song "A Stare Bound In Stone". The song is the second single released from the band's forthcoming new album.

The new studio effort will be entitled "To Drink From The Night Itself" and is scheduled to hit stores on May 18th. Frontman Tomas Lindberg had the following to say about the new song:

"For the second single release of the album we wanted this menacing stormer, fast aggressive verses, heavy chorus and an evil mantra of an ending. This, for me, depicts the desperate, urgent mood of the record. I think it could be one of the most aggressive songs we have ever written.

"This album is so diverse, and includes so much different elements that it is hard to boil down those essences to just one song. This song has a lot of them though, more to come soon. For the video-shoot we wanted to work with Costin on this one, as he is an essential part of this record.

"We felt that he knew exactly what kind of emotions we wanted to get across, and how to capture them artistically. I see this video as a brilliant complement to the song. Enjoy!" Watch the video here.

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Manchester Orchestra Cover The Avett Brothers Hit

Manchester Orchestra have revealed their new cover of The Avett Brothers' song "No Hard Feelings." The tribute follows the release of the group's latest album "A Black Mile To The Surface," which was released last July.

Andy Hull had this to say about why they decided to do the cover, "Rob and I became obsessed with this song last year. It is truly one of the best songs that I've ever heard and it got to a point where I was listening to it repeatedly for several months straight.

"Simultaneously analyzing these layered lyrics while being emotionally floored at its weight and conclusion. I think the only way we could exercise the song's grasp on us was to attempt a cover. We hope you enjoy." here.

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Kamelot Release 'Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)' Video

Kamelot have released a new music video for their track "Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)". The song is the second single released from their forthcoming album.

The new album will be entitled "The Shadow Theory" and is set to be released this Friday, April 6th. It was produced by Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen and features guest appearances from Lauren Hart (Once Human), and Jennifer Haben (Beyond The Black).

Thomas Youngblood had this to say about the new single, "In the future our memories and thoughts will be extracted and transferred to synthetic AI. Our carbon based bodies will no longer be needed and eventually discarded. On Phantom Divine we explore this vision of a world where we are replaced by AI. Welcome to The Phantom Divine!" Watch the video here.

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Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison Add Stars To Above Ground Event

Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison have announced some additional guests who will be joining them for their special one night only "ABOVE GROUND" event.

The special immersive evening of art and music will be taking place on Monday, April 16 at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and is designed to celebrate the vinyl album as an art form as well as raise awareness for mental health treatment.

According to the announcement, Navarro and Morrison will perform two seminal albums in their entirety--first Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam and The Ants with a special guest appearance by Marco Pirroni of Adam and The Ants and then The Velvet Underground & Nico by Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground--with completely different stage sets and production for each album's performance. Read more here.

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Paddy And The Rats Release 'Castaway' Video

Paddy And The Rats have released a music video for their new single "Castaway." The track comes from their forthcoming fifth album "Riot City Outlaws" which is set to hit stores on April 6th.

The new video was filmed on a stormy shore at the Algarve in Portugal last October. Paddy shared these details about the new visual, "The Algarve is one of the most stunning and most natural coastline of Europe so it was perfect to shoot the video.

"We wanted to feel like I'm truly on a desert island and there's nowhere to go and no one to talk. While we were shooting I had to be in the cold ocean for hours long, walk without shoes all day long in the underbrush. And I realized, if I had to do this for years because I'm a castaway, that's really not a nice thing even if there's an amazing beach.

"Nature is so much stronger than you. The lyric is an allegory. Sometimes you feel yourself so isolated in life if you were a castaway. But you always have to go on, like in the myth of Sisyphus. You know at some point your stone will fall back but you have roll it on again and again. You can never give up." Watch the video here.

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Train Team Up With Hall and Oats For New Single

Train are not only teaming up with 80s pop stars Hall and Oats for a North American summer tour, the band have also joined forces for a brand new single.

The new track is called "Philly Forget Me Not" and is first new recording released by Daryl Hall and John Oats in over 15th years, following their 2002 release "Do It For Love".

They also revealed that during each night of the tour, Train will perform the song with Hall and Oats. The trek will be kicking off on May 1st in Sacramento, Ca and this Tuesday (April 3) there will be a live iHeart Radio stream of a special performance from "Daryl's House" featuring the duo and Train. That will kick off at at 1:00pm PT/4:00pm ET. In the meantime, listen to the new track here.

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Phoenix Rising Go UFC For 'Lights Out' Video

Phoenix Rising has released a music video for their latest single "Lights Out" that pays homage to UFC and ESports. The track comes from their forthcoming debut album "From the Ashes".

The new video captures a day in the life of an MMA fighter and ESports Street Fighter 5 gamer as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.

The band had this to say, "The newest single from Phoenix Rising, Lights Out is one of the most aggressive songs in our repertoire. This is an anthem for those people who are constantly getting kicked down by life and the ongoing struggles that never seem to cease. We will never be beaten! 'You think its an easy win, I am a phoenix and I just rise again.'

"For the video, we decided to make it a love letter to UFC and Esports since everyone in the band enjoys MMA matches and competitive video games. We wanted a high energy music video that shows a day in the life of a MMA fighter and Esports Street Fighter 5 gamer in parallel as they get ready for their respective tournament matches.

"The two fighters awaken with purpose and the video instantly delves into their day. The fighters train, practice combinations, and go to the tournament all culminating in the final knockout against their nemesis.

"The video showcases Phoenix Rising not only performing in the octagon ring, we wanted each member to have a cameo in the video as well! 'Lights Out' has a ton of attitude and is built to get the blood pumping with driving beats combined with aggressive riffs. With lyrics like "Step inside the ring I'm ready to go', we wanted 'Lights Out' to give you the motivational energy to get up and fight for what you want out of life." Watch it here.

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