For the first time, Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers spoke about the two major and 11 minor strokes he had that nearly took away his ability to sing, during an exclusive interview with CBS Mornings.
He and his wife, Cynthia, told senior culture and senior national correspondent Anthony Mason why his new album is "a miracle" and how music helped him heal. (continue)
AXS TV have shared a clip from The Big Interview With Dan Rather where legendary guitarist Don Felder discusses his departure from the Eagles. Felder left The Eagles under less-than-ideal circumstances. But years after his departure, the guitar maestro still has no regrets about his time with the band.
"To have all of that stripped away in literally a couple of months, the loss of my wife, my family, my kids, my identity as a father and as a parent, but at the same time my success, career, my musical talent... I had lost things that had really caused me to redefine who I was," Felder said in an interview with Dan Rather (continue)
Alter Bridge, Creed and Tremonti star Mark Tremonti has shared a visualizer for his take on . "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", which is the first track revealed from his forthcoming holiday album "Christmas Classics New & Old" (out October 27th).
pfa shared the following details: With a little under three months until Christmas Day and the holiday season fast approaching, GRAMMY® Award Winning musician, producer, author as well as founding member of hard rock bands Alter Bridge, Creed and Tremonti, Mark Tremonti is releasing the first song from his upcoming holiday album, Christmas Classics New & Old. "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" is now available via all streaming partners. (continue)
With his fall North American tour about to launch on 10/3, today M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, has shared a lighthearted and inspiring tour archive video, shot and edited by Joey Armario, for Fantasy track "Sunny Boy".
The video collates footage of the band on the road and live throughout their 2023 month-plus-long run of sold-out, critically-heralded tour dates. Furthermore, fans will be excited to hear that M83 also plans to soon release "Mirror," a hidden track from 2011's beloved album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, that has previously never been released digitally and has proved an especially dynamic moment in the recent live sets. More details to come. (continue)
South West UK natives Black Water County are eagerly awaiting November, itching to get back out on the road to deliver their stunning brand new album to fans old and new across the UK. The Only Life Worth Living is the third studio album from Black Water County, mixing their traditional folk roots with punk rock attitude! The album will be available everywhere on the 3rd of November.
The Only Life Worth Living is ten tracks that encapsulate over a decade worth of experience and storytelling on sold-out stages everywhere. This new album not only celebrates their history but looks forward to the next ten years and where the journey will lead. (continue)
NERVOSA have premiered a music video for their new track "Elements Of Sin", from their forthcoming album, "Jailbreak". Freeman Promotions sent over the following details:
After an adventurous festival summer with appearances at the legendary Wacken Open Air and Summer Breeze, amongst others, boisterous thrash metal engine NERVOSA is far away from taking things slow and accelerates even more by smashing their new single, "Elements Of Sin". "Elements Of Sin" marks the third single cut from the fierce upcoming fifth full-length, 'Jailbreak', to finally be released this Friday, September 29 via Napalm Records! This raging sonic monster features some of the album's most insane guitar work and thundering vocals and is accompanied by a fitting official music video that emphasizes the unstoppable energy of this all-female powerhouse. (continue)
At the precipice of chaos, destruction, and hopelessness is New York-based black metal band Woe, whose new album, Legacies of Frailty - the band's first proper album since 2017's Hope Attrition-shows multi-instrumentalist Chris Grigg at his most rejuvenated and feral.
The long-awaited new full length, Legacies of Frailty, will be released on September 29, 2023 worldwide through Vendetta Records. Today, Woe have unveiled Legacies of Frailty, in full and exclusively via the prominent black metal outlet, Black Metal Promotion. (continue)
Fresh off the release of their viral hit "Emo Trash", Orlando trash-rock band FELICITY is thrilled to announce their forthcoming follow up "She's Nuclear". "She's Nuclear" is a flat-out, down-and-dirty, smack-you-in-the-mouth rock song. It represents the exact soul and essence of what FELICITY hangs its hat on: high-energy, anthemic hooks and melodic riffs.
"The first day we sat down in the studio with our producer Andrew Wade to work on this next batch of FELICITY material, the first guitar riff we wrote was the riff in 'She's Nuclear,' and from that very moment, we knew the trajectory of this band had changed," says guitarist Drew Rapier. "Don't Call 9-1-1, but we think 'She's Nuclear' is the hottest rock track OF THE YEAR!" (continue)
MOUTH FOR WAR have premiered a music video for their new single "Saturate Me", which comes from their forthcoming album, "Bleed Yourself", that arrives October 27th.
Earsplit shared the following details: Catharsis builds community. As if conducting group scream therapy, MOUTH FOR WAR incites a collective release of emotion set to a soundtrack of metal intensity, pit-splitting hardcore spirit, and earth-rumbling grooves. The Colorado quintet - vocalist Trae Roberts, drummer Mason Sego, guitarists Gabe Moya and Jonah Starbuck, and bassist Michael Guglielmi - rallies listeners together around unflinchingly honest and uncontainable bursts of aggression and emotion. After earning praise from Outburn, No Echo, and many more, they hold nothing back on their second full-length LP and debut album for MNRK Heavy, Bleed Yourself. (continue)
Up-and-coming power metal band DOMINUM have unleashed the catchy second single, "Danger Danger" - creeping directly in their listener's heads. This massive power metal track convinces with its skillful instrumentation and storyline through bombastic vocals. Like their praised first single, this track also comes along with an outstanding music video by 360 Grad Design (Rammstein, Within Temptation & more), but this time combines comic strips alternating with stunning performance cuts.
DOMINUM recently signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records! The band showcases the highest level of production value right off the bat with their first singles "Patient Zero" and "Danger Danger", which were mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Arch Enemy, Katatonia, Delain, Amaranthe & more). The band proves they are poised to become one of the biggest successes in the current power metal universe. (continue)
Blind Channel have premiered a music video for their new single "DEADZONE". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Exit Emotions", which will be released next year via Century Media.
With news of the new album, BLIND CHANNEL is also announcing some massive tour plans for the remainder of 2023 and next year - none more urgent than the band's own 'Exit Emotions' European headlining tour for Spring 2024. The 30-city trek will kick off in Oberhausen, Germany on March 21, and conclude five weeks later in Tampere, Finland on April 27. (continue)
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have shared a music video for their new single "Man Of The Hour", to celebrate the announcement that their new album, "Dark Rainbow", will arrive on January 26th.
New single 'Man of the Hour' makes it clear that we are entering into a whole new era for The Rattlesnakes. Self-evaluation and reflection are very much on the agenda throughout Dark Rainbow, and they pave the way for a sound that puts southern gothic balladry and crooning alt-rock to the front. A sonic evolution and emotional complexity powers this soul-searching expedition that reaches into the very heart of identity and pulls from it the wisdom that can only come from lived experience. The lyrics to 'Man of the Hour' question the idea of rock stardom and where it fits in 2023, recognising a character that we all could, to our own detriment, be or aspire to. (continue)
Dying Wish will release their new album Symptoms of Survival on November 3 via SharpTone Records. The band has dropped the video for 'Path to Your Grave.'
"'Path to Your Grave' was written in mind as 'Fragments Part Two,'" says Emma Boster. "'Fragments' is written about my struggle of my relationship with my stepfather, who was manipulative, controlling, and abusive towards me. (continue)
L.A. Edwards shares their latest music video for "Peace Be with You" off of their album "Out of the Heart of Darkness" released January 6, 2023 on Bitchin' Music Group. The band can be seen live on tour supporting Rival Sons on 30 shows this fall, and Lucinda Williams in February and March 2024, both in the EU and UK.
Teaming up once again with Producer Jeffrey Schroeder (Kacey Musgraves, Alicia Keys), "Peace Be With You" is the tragic-hero's-journey prelude to their previous music video's postmortem celebration ("Already Gone"). The video was shot on warm 16mm film and takes place in the Sonoran desert. (continue)
Epiphone is proud to expand its partnership with world-famous blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa with the launch of the Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom. The Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 1963 SG Custom is now available worldwide in limited quantities at authorized Epiphone dealers, and on www.epiphone.com.
Heralded by Guitar World as "arguably the world's biggest blues guitarist," Joe Bonamassa is also a world-class guitar collector. One of his prized acquisitions is a 1963 Gibson SG Custom with some unusual features, including a unique smoothly contoured neck heel joint and a Dark Wine Red finish to honor the original guitar's Dark Cherry Red color, which was a rarity for that model and year. It features the same smooth neck joint contour, a Maestro Vibrola, classic SG Custom cosmetics, gold-plated hardware, and three powerful Epiphone ProBucker pickups. (continue)
Ozzy Osbourne says that he is "feeling okay" following what he says will be his last surgery and that he has just started work on a new studio album that he hopes to record next year, and he also holds out hope that he can return to live performing.
The Black Sabbath legend underwent his fourth surgery following a fall in his home in 2019 where he aggravated injuries that he sustained during a quad bike accident back in 2003. (continue)
Having first launched their universally acclaimed Rhapsody Tour with 26 epic shows across North America during June & July 2019, Queen + Adam Lambert are taking their highly acclaimed production, now expanded and updated, back to where it first began.
Sir Brian May, Roger Taylor and their exceptional frontman Adam Lambert are returning for a further spectacular North America run of sold out shows which gets underway next week with its opening show Wednesday October 4 in Baltimore.
Promising an "even more ambitious show," the band's 23-date US tour begins October 4 with the first of two shows at Baltimore's CFG Bank Arena continuing throughout North America including stops in Toronto, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Denver and further cities before closing out with a pair of dates at Los Angeles's BMO Stadium November 11 and 12. In addition, the band will perform a special one-off headliner on October 21 at the Formula 1 Lenovo U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas. (continue)
Taking Back Sunday have shared "Amphetamine Smiles," the third preview track from their forthcoming new album 152, due October 27 via Fantasy. The new track, a passionate call for reconnection that's as much about the band themselves as it is the world at-large, exemplifies the stirring reassurance that make Taking Back Sunday so special.
"You could document the writing, arranging, and recording of 'Amphetamine Smiles,' but there's no way to explain how it came together," said John Nolan. "It's the product of some kind of magic." (continue)
The Kinks have released a music video for their track "Everybody's a Star (Starmaker)", which comes from part two of their career-defining anthology, The Journey, out 17 November on BMG.
Following the release of The Journey - Part 1 in March this year (featuring hits such as "You Really Got Me," "Waterloo Sunset," "All Day And All Of The Night," "Supersonic Rocket Ship" and "Dead End Street") The Journey - Part 2, compiled by the band, will be available on 2CD, 2LP, Digital and HD Digital formats. The physical formats contain a booklet with band photos and track-by-track notes written by original members Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory, sharing their memories of the time and weaving them into The Kinks' incredible story. (continue)
Kate Klein just released her new single "In my mind we are all insane" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:
A couple of years ago, during lockdown, I had a phone wallpaper with a punk girl holding a book titled "$1 dreams'." I kept that art cover for a while, always thinking it would make a great title for a song or album. About a year ago, a publisher contacted me offering me $1 to buy my music for film and TV use. That one-dollar deal became a joke between my producer and me and we'd laugh about the classic stereotype of the artist getting f***ed over by the industry. "Hey Mack, at least we got one dollar, should we buy a sandwich?" (continue)