(hennemusic) Queen guitarist Brian May has been appointed a Knight Bachelor by King Charles III during an official ceremony at Buckingham Palace on March 14.
"No Words!" shared the rocker on social media about the honour, which recognizes the guitarist as "Dr Brian Harold May CBE. Musician, Astrophysicist and Animal Welfare Advocate. For services to Music and to Charity." (continue)
Maneskin continue their skyrocketing rise around the world with the announcement of their RUSH! World Tour - which will see the band headline arenas in North America, South America, Japan, Europe, UK & Ireland, and their first ever shows in Australia, in Autumn / Winter 2023, bringing their raucous live set and phenomenal new live staging and astounding lighting that the band are currently touring in Europe.
In the US, where last year the band embarked on their first headline North American tour that sold out 100,00 tickets across 25 shows, and saw the band receive their first Grammy nomination in 2023 for Best New Artist, Maneskin will be kicking it up a notch and returning to headline arenas across the US and Canada, including a landmark show at New York's historic Madison Square Garden. After an incredible welcome in South America in 2022, Maneskin will return later this year, visiting Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia for the first time. In Japan, where the band more than made their mark in 2022 with an incredible exclusive show and stand-out set at Summer Sonic, Maneskin will be returning to headline arenas in the country for the first time. The rock sensations will also be making their way down under to Australia for the very first time for shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The tour is bookended with shows in Germany and France, and the UK and Ireland, where the band will head to Manchester and Dublin for the first time. (continue)
(hennemusic) Metallica is sharing a new series of lyric videos in eight languages for the "72 Seasons" track, "If Darkness Had A Son." The song is now available to stream alongside companion lyrics in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
"If Darkness Had A Son" is the latest preview to "72 Seasons", which was produced by Greg Fidelman, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich and will be released on April 14. (continue)
The Rock For Ronnie Concert in the Park will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2023 at Los Encinos Historic Park in Encino, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
The Rock For Ronnie event, slated to be an afternoon of live rock music, silent and live auctions, food trucks and fun geared to the entire family, is the cancer charity's first post-Covid event back in the park. (continue)
After cementing its title as America's Biggest Rock Festival with a record-breaking attendance of over 170,000 in 2022, Louder Than Life returns bigger and better than ever September 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023 to Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.
One of the top music events of the year, Louder Than Life will feature performances from a spectacular list of rock artists including: Foo Fighters, Green Day (making their DWP festival debut), Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Turnstile, Rancid, Falling In Reverse, 311, Pierce The Veil, Run The Jewels, Corey Taylor, Coheed and Cambria, Royal Blood, Parkway Drive, Bad Omens, BABYMETAL and many more. (continue)
Toxic Holocaust will return to the road this Summer on a month-long US co-headlining tour with Havok. The journey begins July 7th in Denver, Colorado and runs through August 11th in Lincoln, Nebraska. Support will be provided by Hammerhedd and MNRK Heavy labelmates, I Am.
Comments Toxic HolocausT mastermind Joel Grind, "We are stoked to be hitting the road this Summer with Havok. We are all looking forward to playing all over the country...finally. It feels like it's been forever since we hit these places, but now we are locked and loaded and ready to bring a night of thrash to the masses!" (continue)
Broadside shares a brand new single, "Cruel" featuring Brian Butcher of The Home Team, out now via SharpTone Records. The upbeat track underscores the deeply emotional lyrics that tackle what it feels like to face your fears when it feels like the world is trying to bring you down.
"This song is about facing your fears," shares vocalist Ollie Baxxter. "For years, I've allowed my dreams to slip out of my hands from things I can't control. 'Cruel' as a song, is about hitting the nail on the head, allowing yourself to be washed out in the headlights of oncoming traffic. If you've got something to lose, this world is cruel, or it can be. So hold on tight." (continue)
Blake Shelton wanted his new Back to the Honky Tonk Tour to have the fun, laid-back feel of his early days on the road playing clubs. With a bar that runs the entire length of the stage and thrust that features 100 barstools and a host of bartenders, the first dozen dates have had fans singing and dancing and celebrating country music. It's safe to say Shelton has accomplished his mission!
"For two hours, Shelton made that arena feel like a wild country bar, where just about anything could happen and he was the bartender, slinging out music instead of shots," said the Louisville Courier-Journal after his show there last Thursday (3/9). Calling him a "true entertainer" in the headline, the review went on to say, "For one night only Blake Shelton opened the largest honky tonk in the state of Kentucky." (continue)
The Blues Foundation have announced the Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2023 that will include inductees Junior Kimbrough, Carey Bell, Esther Phillips, John Primer, Snooky Pryor, Fenton Robinson & Josh White, and Landmark Recordings by Little Walter, Lowell Fulson, Freddy King, Lightnin' Hopkins, Son House and Howlin' Wolf.
The induction ceremony will take place in Memphis on May 10, 2023. Here is the official announcement: Four Chicago bluesmen, a Mississippi juke joint king, a blues queen, and a folk-blues icon are those being inducted into The Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame, 43rd class. Those honored have made the Blues timeless through performance, documentation, and recording. Since its inception in 1980, The Blues Foundation has inducted new members annually into the Blues Hall of Fame for their historical contribution, impact, and overall influence on the Blues. Members are inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in five categories: Performers, Individuals, Classic of Blues Literature, Classic of Blues Recording (Song), and Classic of Blues Recording (Album). The Blues Foundation has inducted over 400 industry professionals, recordings, and literature into the Blues Hall of Fame. (continue)
Orlando band Magnolia Park share their new track "Facedown" ahead of 'Baku's Revenge Deluxe' -- out digitally and on vinyl on April 14th. Extending their debut album released via Epitaph last fall and produced by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Wage War), the band is adding on four bonus tracks brimming with catchy melodies and massive guitar hooks that keep fans running back for more.
Out today, "Facedown" combines elements of pop-punk, alternative and hip-hop highlighted by cutting-edge production. Magnolia Park call the new song "A high energy modern punk song for anyone who's ever experienced being bullied or taken advantage of. Here's to finally sticking up for yourself." (continue)
11-time Juno Award winner Feist releases the captivating new single "Borrow Trouble." The latest cut from her forthcoming sixth album Multitudes (out April 14) is a multi-layered and deeply affecting rumination on the human condition. "Borrow Trouble" is accompanied by a kaleidoscopic music video, which riffs on the title of her new album.
"It happens at the break of day, before your wits are gathered, even before you are awake," the alt-pop icon sings over gentle guitar strums and sparse percussion. "Put dissent into your ear, even before your eyes are open the plot has thickened round your fear." The track really takes flight on the chorus, erupting with fuzzy strings and pulsating drumming as Feist dissects the hopes, doubts, and emotions that make us tick. (continue)
Tash Sultana has released a music video for the new track "James Dean," which is the first single from an upcoming EP that will arrive later this year (TBA) via Tash's label Lonely Lands Records.
"I feel like the entire point of my career has always been DIY," Tash says. "I've always produced everything, written everything, played every single instrument you hear, engineered it, co-engineered and sometimes even mixed and mastered. (continue)
Remember when The Acacia Strain said they might just surprise fans again after announcing their new album Step Into The Light, out May 12 via Rise Records.
Well, they just served up said surprise by announcing ANOTHER new album on deck this year. The band will also drop failure will follow on May 12, as well. (continue)
Sam Corbett, founding member of JUNO Award-winning and platinum-selling band The Sheepdogs, has launched a new project called Nutana. To celebrate we asked Sam to tell us about the song "You Belong", from the project's forthcoming album that arrives on April 7th. Here is the story:
I have a Wurlitzer electric piano sitting on the dresser in our bedroom, and I was lying in bed late one evening when the basic idea for "You Belong" came into my head. So, I walked over to the wurly, played and sang a little bit of it into the voice memo app on my phone, and went back to bed. When I started writing this Singled Out feature for antiMusic I relistened to that voice memo, and I was surprised by a couple different things. (continue)
(hennemusic) Axl Rose performed the Guns N' Roses classic, "Welcome To The Jungle", with Carrie Underwood during the country music star's March 13 concert at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, and fan-filmed video from the event is streaming online.
The appearance marked the pair's third time together on stage, following the rocker's surprise appearance with Underwood at the Stagecoach music festival in Indio, CA last April, and the country singer joining the classic rock band during two of their concerts in London, UK last July. (continue)
Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Keith Urban, co-host Kelsea Ballerini and Lainey Wilson are the first round of superstars added to the lineup, joining previously announced performers Carrie Underwood and co-host Kane Brown & wife Katelyn Brown at the 2023 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, airing LIVE from Austin, Texas' Moody Center on Sunday, April 2nd (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
Blake Shelton: With 8 career wins across two decades of nominations, the 2018 "Video of the Year" winner will again look to take home the night's biggest award and will return to the CMT stage for the first time in 5 years to perform new single "No Body." (continue)
(hennemusic) Clutch has expanded its North American tour with the addition of a new leg of summer dates.
The Maryland band - who will launch the No Stars Above series with shows in April and May - will spend the summer in Europe before returning to North America for more club gigs in support of their latest album, "Sunrise On Slaughter Beach", in July and August. (continue)
(hennemusic) The Doobie Brothers have added a Canadian leg to their 50th Anniversary Tour.
The 2023 series - which sees Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee reunite with Michael McDonald - will open in early May with previously-announced shows in Hawaii and Florida before resuming in Concord, NC on June 9. (continue)
Overkill have shared a visualizer for their new song "Wicked Place", which they have shared as a preview to their forthcoming album, "Scorched", that will arrive on April 14th.
Bobby Blitz had this to say about the song, "One of my favorite rides on the record, a big thick groove reminiscent of days gone by, with a modern punch in the snoot! Get Wicked!" (continue)
If Rock N' Roll has an official birthplace, Memphis's Sun Studios is it, the place where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and so many other seminal figures made their most sublime and timeless albums, albums that continue to influence countless artists in subsequent generations. Witness, for example, a new collaboration that brings together some of the progeny, both literal and figurative, of those rock royals.
L.A.'s Them Guns have been quietly building a substantial following, not just locally but worldwide, all on the strength of the trio's unique blend of influences and powerhouse stage presence, rather than flaunting the fact that their lead singer, Navarone Garcia, happens to be the son of Priscilla Presley. (continue)
All Else Fails will be leaving the frozen lands of Canadian winter for the heat and the beaches of Mexico for a one-week-long tour this month, which includes a performance at the No Mames MetalFest in Cozumel, MX (dates listed below). The tour is in support of their latest EP "The Incident at Black Lake" released this past September.
Vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko comments: "It's official, All Else Fails will be headed to the Riviera Maya in a couple of weeks to perform some select shows. We're really excited to perform for our Mexican fans who have supported us over the years." (continue)
Epiphone is proud to announce a partnership with acclaimed musician and songwriter, Chris Stapleton, with the new Epiphone Chris Stapleton Frontier. A rare Epiphone acoustic guitar, made in the USA and hand-crafted in the storied Gibson Acoustic factory in Bozeman, Montana by Gibson's expert acoustic luthiers. The Chris Stapleton Frontier from Epiphone is now available worldwide at authorized Epiphone dealers, and on here.
"Epiphone has done an incredible job of getting every detail as it should be on this instrument, and I can tell you firsthand it's stage worthy and will get the job done at any venue you want to play in. It's a work of art that does the work." --Chris Stapleton (continue)
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