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Fleetwood Mac Fire Lindsey Buckingham

(hennemusic) Fleetwood Mac have fired guitarist and vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, according to a new report by Rolling Stone. In Buckingham's place, Fleetwood Mac are bringing in Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Crowded House to handle guitar duties.

The magazine says Buckingham was dismissed following a disagreement over the band's upcoming tour, which has yet to be announced. "Lindsey Buckingham will not be performing with the band on this tour," said the group in a statement. "The band wishes Lindsey all the best."

The band said of the replacements, "We are thrilled to welcome the musical talents of the caliber of Mike Campbell and Neil Finn into the Mac family," announced the band. "With Mike and Neil, we'll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we'll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour."

"Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents," adds founder Mick Fleetwood. "We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it's got the unmistakable Mac sound." Read more here.

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Tool Frontman Makes Comparison To Guns N' Roses

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has taken a humorous and self deprecating view over the delay of his band's over a decade in the coming new album by comparing it to the Guns N' Roses' infamously long delayed album "Chinese Democracy."

Keenan and his Tool bandmates began recording their new studio effort last month, when released it will be the follow-up to their "10,000 Days" album, which was released in 2006.

The frontman recently sat down with Revolver to discuss A Perfect Circle and the subject of the long awaited new Tool album came up. He had this to say, "I had this other looming project [Tool] that can't seem to go forward, as much as I've tried, every magic word in the book that I tried. It's just no different - and worse because there's pressure now, and what are we? Chinese Democracy II or III?"

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Def Leppard And Journey Add Date To North American Tour

Def Leppard and Journey's massive North American tour just became more epic with the two mega-selling bands announcing that they have added a new date to the trek.

Their originally announced show at the Forum in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, which was the final concert for the lengthy tour, had such high demand that they have now added a second show the next night.

The new concert will be taking place at the venue on Sunday, October 7th and they will begin general public ticket sales for show this Saturday, April 14th at 10AM local time, with presales promos kicking off today (April 10th) at 10AM (both via Ticketmaster.com).

The two rock heavyweights will be kicking off the tour on May 21st in Hartford, CT at the XL Center and wrapping up the roadtrip with this second Forum show. See all of the dates here.

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Video Of Ghost's Private Debut Of New Frontman Goes Online

(hennemusic) Swedish rockers Ghost debuted their new frontman, Cardinal Copia, during an acoustic set at a private event in Chicago, IL on April 6, and video from the show is streaming online.

97.7 QLZ Springfield, IL reports The Cardinal was joined by The Nameless Ghouls for a three-song mini-set that included the 2016 Grammy Award winning track, "Cirice", from 2015's "Meliora" and the first known public performance of "Rats", the lead single from the group's upcoming fourth studio album.

Ghost recently unveiled their new leader - who replaces outgoing singer Papa Emeritus III - in a video introduction to Papa Emeritus Zero and Sister Imperator. Not a part of the Papa Emeritus bloodline, the Cardinal has heterochromia iridum, a condition where the iris of one eye is a different color than the iris of the other eye.

Ghost recorded their latest studio effort last year at Artery Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Opeth). Watch the video of the debut here.

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Alice Cooper Expands North American Tour Into The Fall

Rock legend Alice Cooper has added a new fall leg to his upcoming North American tour that he will be launching in support of his latest studio album "Paranormal".

The newly announced tour leg will be kicking off on October 4th in Albany, NY at the Palace Theater and will wrap things up on October 24th in Rockford, IL at the Coronado Performing Arts Center

Cooper will be launching the summer leg of trek on August 3rd in West Allis, WI at the Wisconsin State Fair and concluding on September 8th in Atlantic City, NJ at the Tropicana Atlantic City

Alice has also revealed that he will have a very special treat for fans that attend the shows in Los Angeles (Aug 12th) and Las Vegas (Aug 10th) where the concerts will feature original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley as a support act. See all of the dates here.

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Trivium Release 'Endless Night' Video

Trivium have released a new music video for their track "Endless Night". The song is taken from the group's latest studio album "The Sin and Sentence".

The band recruited John Deeb to direct the new performance focused video which was shot on location in Orlando and produced by his Deeb Studios. It can be streamed here.

The new visual comes as Trivium prepare to hit the road for a busy touring season including appearances at many of this year's leading music festivals as we as a North American trek with Bullet for My Valentine and headline dates. See them all here.

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TesseracT Announce Very Special Edition Of New Album 'Sonder'

TesseracT are streaming their new single "Luminary" online and have announced that they are releasing a special binaural version of their forthcoming album for audiophiles.

Their new studio effort will be entitled "Sonder" and will be released on April 20th in various formats including digitally, a single disc CD, standard vinyl LP, crystal clear vinyl LP, a picture disc and a special 2 disc version that will include the binaural album bonus disc.

Frontman Daniel Tompkins had this to say about the new song, "Conceptually exploring a deep and devouring sense of insignificance, which ties into the overall theme and meaning behind 'Sonder'". Listen to it here.

The binaural bonus version Will be available exclusively as part of the 2CD edition and will present fans with a 360-listening experience designed by Klang: Fabrik for headphones listening. Read more here.

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Gary Clark Jr Add New Summer and Fall Tour Dates

Gary Clark Jr. has announced some new North American shows this summer and fall to his previously announced tour dates this spring and has postponed his San Francisco concerts.

The newly announced dates kick off with his appearance at the Arroyo Secco Weekend in Pasadena, CA on June 24th and wrap up with the final rescheduled San Francisco show on October 12th.

Clark was originally scheduled to play four shows the historic Fillmore on June 19th through 22nd but he has now rescheduled those shows for October 9th through 12th.

He will be launching his spring tour dates on May 31st in Lafayette, LA at the Acadiana Center for the Arts with shows set for Memphis, Chattanooga, Louisville, Port Chester, Knoxville, Austin and Phoenix. See all of them here.

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5 Seconds Of Summer Announce New Album 'Youngblood'

5 Seconds of Summer have announced that they will be releasing their brand new album "Youngblood" on June 22nd and will be debuting the title track this Thursday (April 12th).

Luke Hemmings had the following to say about the brand new album, "Growing up is what we had to do on Youngblood. Seven years as a band may seem like a long time, but we were teenagers when we started.

"We had to look at each other and say, 'Are we going to stop now, or do this forever? Because if we continue, then we have to go farther than we ever have before.'"

Fans can catch the band performing the album's lead single "Want You Back," on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" this Wednesday, April 11th.

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The Offspring and 311 Announce Summer Amphitheater Tour

The Offspring and 311 fans can party like it is 1999 this summer with the bands a announcing that they will be hitting the road together for a North American amphitheater tour.

The 29 city trek, dubbed the Never-Ending Summer Tour, will feature support from Gym Class Heroes, will include stand alone dates as well as a handful appearances at "regional events" (eg state fairs).

They will be kicking things off on July 25 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA and wrapping up on September 9th in Wichita, KS at the INTRUST Bank Arena. See the dates here.

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Dashboard Confessional Release 'Heart Beat Here' Video

Dashboard Confessional have released a new music video for their track "Heart Beat Here." The song comes from their latest studio album "Crooked Shadows".

The new clip was directed by Keith Leman and follows the release of the lead single "We Fight". The new studio album was the group's first new record in over eight years.

Fans can catch the band on the road on their current We Fight headline tour across North American featuring support from Beach Slang and Kississippi. Watch the new video here.

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Goo Goo Dolls Announce Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour

Goo Goo Dolls have announced that they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album "Dizzy Up The Girl" with a special North American tour.

The special trek is scheduled to launch on September 30th in Phoenix, AZ at The Van Buren and will be finishing up on November 18th in Las Vegas, NV at The Joint.

The band will be performing the entire album on the trek along with some select songs from their career. Frontman John Rzeznik had this to say "I am incredibly excited to share this album in its entirety with our fans". See the dates here.

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System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains Lead Aftershock Lineup

System Of A Down, Deftones, Alice In Chains lead a start packed lineup for this year's Aftershock festival, which will be taking place at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA on October 13th and 14th.

The 7th annual event will also include top sets from Incubus, Godsmack, Shinedown, 311, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, At The Drive-In, Seether and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis.

Godsmack's Sully Erna shared his excitement, "Sacto!! We can't wait to be a part of Aftershock this year. Do not miss this show! It's big, it's loud and it's angry…So buckle up, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fasssst!!! See ya in Oct.!" Read more here.

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Alone With Chrissie Hynde Coming To DVD

(Kayos) Eagle Rock has announced that they will be releasing the "Alone With Chrissie Hynde" film digitally and on DVD on May 25th. It was originally broadcast as part of the renowned BBC TV Arena series. We were sent the following details:

The film follows the Pretenders' lead singer as she shares an insight into her life. On a journey taking place in Paris, London, New York, Nashville and her hometown of Akron, Ohio, Chrissie takes the lead, avoiding the talking heads typically associated with documentaries to speak frankly about her passion for music, painting and the issues that matter to her most. Pre-order it here.

"People that are careful about looking like they don't care have another level of caring" says Hynde, as she stocks up on some men's tailoring in a Parisian store and relaxes in her Paris apartment, sporting a tourist style t-shirt ("I never pack what I need"). While in her London home, overflowing with her paintings, she picks through some of the records that influenced her most. At George Harrison's Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple she milks a cow, before rocking up on stage for a guest spot at a tiny West London pub. Read more here.

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Elvis' Ed Sullivan Show Appearances Set For Release

SOFA Entertainment/UMe have announced that they will be revisiting Elvis Presley's appearances on the iconic Ed Sullivan Show with the release of three new DVD collections on May 25th.

The releases are led by the the 3 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring Elvis Presley (2 DVD), which includes all three entire episodes that featured Elvis. Preorder it here.

They will also be releasing JUST ELVIS: All His Ed Sullivan Show Performances (1DVD), featuring just his iconic performances, including his infamous 1957 performance filmed from the waist up. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Nitish Pires' It's My Way

Mumbai, India based alternative rock singer / songwriter Nitish Pires recently released a video for his single "It's My Way," from his new EP, "Am I Evil." To celebrate we asked him about the track and visual. Here is the story:

It's My way is the first single released with a video from my EP "Am I Evil". This song was put together in a due course of time. The verse melody first occurred while I was at the Domodedovo airport, Moscow. I was so excited to come back to Moscow and meet my old friends I met and made in 2014. For some reason due to excitement, I started whistling which is not actually what I do usually. After some random whistles, my whistling took a shape of a tune which was just a small bite but it sounded very interesting; I quickly unlocked my phone and recorded that 4 sec long melody which became the melody of the verse of It's My Way "

After a year, I had forgotten that melody completely, and once I was jamming in a bar called The House Of Roque, there was a break time in between and my other mates left the stage for drinks, I was still holding the guitar by the corner of the stage and silently playing for my ears despite of the loud speakers playing recorded music. So, while I was playing for myself, there were couple of kids around 2-3 years of age with mothers that climbed on the stage and the manager allowed them to sing on the microphone. I love kids but at that time I was so much into my own world and I was like playing with my own babies of melodies. My mind was not ready to give up on this cute war between me and the kids, and I whispered the chorus GET OUTTA WAY within my head on the melody that became my final Chorus lyrics and melody. I still thank those beautiful kids for that great inspiration, all though the final song has nothing to do with them but I would think they were the angels to give me a direction. Then, I had this new part which seemed catchy, strong and I really liked it. I recorded in my phone again for future reference.

Then once after couple of months, I was listening to all the bits of my recordings in my phone. And that was when I bumped again on the whistle and then bumped back and forth to the kids gifted words and melody. Viola it worked!!!

It's my Way was just me talking and putting down my words together as an answer to all the unwanted barriers, hypocrisy, judgements and unwanted rules.

I produced / recorded this song, infact the whole album "Am I Evil" in my bedroom. I take time in production usually then the writing part. There are many times I would delete the project and start again from the scratch. It's funny one evening when I was producing the song, it sounded great but when I woke up next morning it wouldn't make any sense. I really believe production is the real bridge between the artist song and the listeners.
I played all the guitar parts live, backing vocals were done myself & all the other things were produced using my favorite system "Native Instruments - Komplete 10 ultimate.

The album was co-produced during the Mixing and mastering stage by Siddhartha Barooa from the Lucid Recess Studio's, Gauhati, India. I was so lucky that Sid wasn't busy and he took up my album in the short notice. He is an uncompromising and accomplished gentleman.
The video was as interesting as the audio part

It's funny but I have a tendency to dance, headbang or act like an opera singer depending with the kind of song I am producing. When I produce I want to give it more life by visualizing it. So, whenever I was visualizing I could see people marching to the beats… and super heroes and destruction and resolution to peace and change in the world. I felt like a super hero, who could change this world and bring in happiness. Haha. Well I love it to remain it as a great fantasy. Fantasies are more beautiful than reality. And I never want my fantasies to come true. I thought why not make a video with something super heroism.

The concept of the video is a about how our society (including me of course), is gradually becoming slave to scientific innovations. When I say slave, I mean I need to have more consciousness and awareness about real things around me and not over doing or over using science over nature. Nature is the best resources of energy and we need to constantly use it to stay connected. So, while all this script was finalized.

I called up my old friend and The Director of Cinematography "Leo" to come help me with shooting the video. We went across the empty streets of Goa, India and also visiting Netravali forest to shoot the video.

The video was directed, edited by myself. The Visual FX and CGI was done again by my friends from Luma Pixels Studios, Gauhati.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself here and learn more about the EP right here!

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