Paul McCartney took to social media on Tuesday, December 5th, to pay tribute to his longtime Wings bandmate Denny Laine (Moody Blues), who has passed away at the age of 79.
McCartney shared, "I am very saddened to hear that my ex-bandmate, Denny Laine, has died. I have many fond memories of my time with Denny: from the early days when The Beatles toured with the Moody Blues. Our two bands had a lot of respect for each other and a lot of fun together. Denny joined Wings at the outset. He was an outstanding vocalist and guitar player. His most famous performance is probably 'Go Now' an old Bessie Banks song which he would sing brilliantly. He and I wrote some songs together the most successful being 'Mull of Kintyre' which was a big hit in the Seventies. We had drifted apart but in recent years managed to reestablish our friendship and share memories of our times together. (continue)
Rush bassist / vocalist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson revealed in a new interview with CBS Sunday Morning that they have pondered the idea of performing with another drummer.
The band's legendary drummer Neal Peart passed away in January of 2020 after a battle with brain cancer. The iconic group had played their final concert together in August of 2015 at the Forum in Los Angeles. (continue)
Bon Jovi have shared an official video for their new original holiday song "Christmas Isn't Christmas," which was released last month on Island Records.
Jon Bon Jovi said of the songwriting and recording: "Christmas Isn't Christmas is a song that I wrote about family. The sentiment that Christmas really isn't Christmas without YOU which can bring up a lot of memories for people. (continue)
Taking Back Sunday has announced dates for their spring/summer 2024 North American headline tour celebrating their latest record 152. The two-part run, featuring support from Citizen, is set to take place May 19th through August 17th with stops in Dallas, Portland, Cleveland, Orlando, Boston, New York, and more. Pre-sale and VIP tickets will be available tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 10am local time, with general on sale to follow this Friday, Dec. 8th at 10am local time.
The band shares: "Man, just taking it all in. We've been on a whirlwind on finishing the record, getting everything ready to put it out, making all the plans. Now comes our other favorite part, getting to visit so many cities in North America and playing live. The set will be a good mixture of albums and the reception for 152 has been so positive that we can't wait to get out there and play some of those songs for the first time in these cities and make magic all summer. Citizen also put out a great new record so we're going to have a good time together. Can't wait." (continue)
Punk veterans Hot Water Music have announced their 30th anniversary North American headline tour for 2024. Celebrating a prosperous career over numerous full-length albums, the tour will kick off on Friday, May 3 in Cincinnati, OH and extend across 30 markets, culminating in a performance at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, June 29.
Support on the tour will be provided by Quicksand, Off With Their Heads, Tim Barry and more on select dates. The band had the following to share about the upcoming tour and its legacy: (continue)
The Cult, who celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2024, see their adventurous and highly-regarded debut album, Dreamtime, released as a special 40th anniversary vinyl variant on Feb. 23 via Beggars Banquet.
Originally released in 1984, following the band's evolution from the Southern Death Cult, to Death Cult, and then simply The Cult, Dreamtime finds the outfit featuring Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, pivoting from their goth and punk roots into something eclectic, aspirational, and adventurous. (continue)
Limp Bizkit have announced the 2024 Loserville Tour. The North American run will hit 24 cities next summer and feature an epic lineup of special guests - Bones with Eddy Baker & Zavier Wulf, N8NOFACE, and Corey Feldman will perform, and the legendary Riff Raff will host & MC each night.
Kicking off on July 16 in Somerset, WI, the tour makes stops in Toronto, ON; Charlotte, NC; West Palm Beach, FL; Houston, TX and more before wrapping up in San Bernardino, CA at Glen Helen Amphitheater on August 24. (continue)
Sister Hazel, is thrilled to announce their sixth annual Lyrics for Life: An Evening of Making Music Matter in their hometown of Gainesville, FL on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Presented by Rich and Carissa Blaser, the evening celebration held at Curtis M. Phillips Center is hoping to surpass the impressive $700K raised at the last event for the non-profit charities STOP! Children's Cancer, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, and various other children's cancer charities.
All guests will experience an intimate concert by Sister Hazel with special guest artist Pat Monahan of Train that can only be seen at this one-night engagement. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 7th at 12pm EST. (continue)
Before we say goodbye to 2023 The Dollyrots has released their punked-up yet sentimental version of the NYE classic "Auld Lang Syne" out now on Wicked Cool Records. The song is already on tap to be The Coolest Song In The World on Sirius XM's Underground Garage the last week of 2023.
"We've done Christmas originals and covers, a Thanksgiving song... figured we should round it out with something to play at New Years. Usually, when Auld Lang Syne comes on I feel a bit wistful... I mean maybe it's the champagne but it's also time to reflect on time passed and what we hope for the future. (continue)
Better Lovers return to the road this Spring for a month-long trek across North America, marking the band's most extensive headlining tour to date. Tickets for all non-festival shows are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time.
"The energy we're certain to accumulate during our upcoming, first annual BLissmas Weekend is essential for a beast as rare as Better Lovers, who plan to spend their first hibernation in a record studio deep within the forests of northern New Jersey," the band shared, collectively. "When the temperatures rise and the earth thaws in the Spring of 2024, this five-headed savage shall emerge, equipped with a frenzied new litter of songs, inevitably stir-crazy and hungrier than ever. What will follow is a 21-date, North American city feasting, one that authorities are advising earth born humans to make no attempts to stop. If you live in or near one of these locations, get your affairs in order. Submission is your only hope. Receive your ticket. Enjoy the sacrifice." (continue)
The Libertines are delighted to announce the release of a new song, a Shakespearean tale of blood and revenge, entitled Night of The Hunter, which is taken from the band's forthcoming fourth studio album, All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade.
Peter and Carl discuss Night Of The Hunter: Peter "We got the title from Charles Laughton's directorial debut Night Of The Hunter starring Robert Mitchum as a preacher with 'LOVE' and 'HATE' tattooed on his knuckles. The song's about not staying ahead of the law. This fella doesn't really know why his mate's dead, but he's got a feeling his mate had it coming to him. He f***ed with the wrong people, and he stole something he shouldn't have, and he got stabbed. So, he's angry and hurt and he has to go and get revenge, so he does and that's it for him, basically. Once he has stabbed the lad who stabbed his mate, that's it for him. He lashed out in revenge and he knows they're coming to get him and he's not even going to try and run because he knows he'll just be running forever. (continue)
Following their recent acclaimed tour in the USA, progressive legends YES have announced European dates for The Classic Tales of YES Tour 2024. Tickets go on sale on Friday 8th December at 10am GMT/11.00am CET.
The Classic Tales of YES Tour 2024 will include many iconic tracks from the YES back-catalogue covering fifty-plus years. The tour will also include a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Tales from Topographic Oceans as well as music from their current album Mirror To The Sky. (continue)
KK's Priest - featuring Judas Priest alum and GRAMMY Award musicians K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) - unveiled their music video for "Sons Of The Sentinel" from their sophomore album, The Sinner Rides Again.
K.K. Downing says about "Sons Of The Sentinel": "Following the epic 'Return Of The Sentinel', it was inevitable that this sequel would evolve. The history of these intergalactic mercenaries has to justifiably continue as long as there is metal in our veins. (continue)
Joanne Shaw Taylor is pleased to announce that British blues rock guitarist and singer songwriter Connor Selby will be her special guest on her February 2024 UK Tour, including the Amsterdam concert on February 14.
Joanne's UK tour kicks off on Saturday 17 February 2024 at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, takes in London's O2 Indigo on Thursday 22 February, and finishes on Thursday 29 February at the Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea. (continue)
Dragonforce is featured on Beat Saber's Original Soundtrack 6 with their new song, "Power of the Saber Blade", originally composed for the best-selling, award-winning VR game. Dragonforce's "Power of the Saber Blade" will be the fastest song ever introduced in Beat Saber at a mind-blowing 10.66 NPS (notes per second). The song comes alongside a gripping music video, drawing the listener into the exciting Beat Saber universe.
"Power of the Saber Blade" is part of the sixth installation of the Original Soundtrack, affectionately known as OST, which is a free release for all players. OST 6 will feature four songs, including other high-profile artists such as Lindsey Stirling, Camellia, and Far Out. All songs were exclusively composed for Beat Saber and will be world-wide premieres. Dragonforce has been a community request for a long time, so the Beat Games team is honored to have a completely original song by them in Beat Saber. (continue)
Following their Summer run crisscrossing the continent with their metal comrades in Ghost, Swedish heavy metal icons Amon Amarth will return to US and Canadian stages this Spring on the Metal Crushes All Tour 2024, produced by Live Nation -- the band's biggest North American tour to date!
Set to commence on April 21st and run through May 25th, the twenty-four-date journey includes a raid at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver as well as arena stops in Portland, Vancouver, Quebec City, Asheville, Tampa, and Anaheim. Support will be provided by special guests Cannibal Corpse along with Obituary and Frozen Soul making for a must-see heavy metal event of the year! (continue)
Alternative rock band The Nixons drop a re-imagined version of their song "December." The song originally appeared on the band's self-titled album-the eponymous "red album."
Originally written on the road, this song is a note to the ones back home, promising to be back in December. The new version was produced by The Nixons and Kerry Crafton, who worked with the band on their first full length LP, Halo.
Lead vocalist Zac Maloy says, "I always wanted to have a holiday song. You know, one of those songs that you start to hear every year when the season rolls around." (continue)
Los Angeles rocker Stevi Daft just released a new single and video called "Vertigo," and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:
I was traveling the day I had my worst vertigo spell. While I was reeling at the airport, the muse tapped me on the shoulder and took over. I poured my sickness onto the page. It first came out as a poem, and all of the verse lyrics were written within a few minutes. The chorus was teased out in the following weeks. (continue)