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Post Malone and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder have shared their performance of "Better Man" that was captured during the second annual Reportin' For Duty event last weekend.

Republic Records sent over these details: honoring the late Leslie Jordan's life of service by raising over $1 Million for EB Research Partnership (EBRP), an organization close to his heart that is dedicated to funding research to treat and cure Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). The night featured intimate performances from Post Malone, EBRP Co-Founder Eddie Vedder, The War And Treaty, Jelly Roll, Ruby Amanfu, Jake Wesley Rogers and Dan Spencer. (continue)

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GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum rock band Kings of Leon are kicking off 2024 with a string of major announcements. Alongside news of a new label partnership with Capitol Records, the band has announced their upcoming 9th full-length studio album, Can We Please Have Fun, out on May 10.

The hard-charging lead single, "Mustang" is available now, accompanied by a high-flying music video that sets the pace for the album. Kings of Leon also announce a 2024 World Tour. (continue)

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Jelly Roll today revealed details of his Beautifully Broken Tour 2024 run. The arena tour marks the Nashville native's biggest headlining tour to date and kicks off on Tuesday, August 27th at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

The tour will make stops across major markets in the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New Orleans, and more before wrapping up in Charlotte, NC at Spectrum Center on Sunday, October 27th. Tour openers include Warren Zeiders and Alexandra Kay. (continue)

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Hard Rock and Little Steven's Underground Garage continue their two-decade-plus partnership with The Wicked Cool Records Revue!, a traveling Rock 'n' Roll roadshow showcasing some of the stars from Wicked Cool Records, the groundbreaking label founded in 2007 by the legendary Stevie Van Zandt - a.k.a. Little Steven.

Like Van Zandt's hugely influential "Little Steven's Underground Garage" radio show, The Wicked Cool Records Revue! will showcase iconic rock 'n' rollers and some of the world's most exciting new artists with performances from Slim Jim Phantom & The Wildcats, Soraia, Cocktail Slippers, and playing their first live shows in over 15 years, fabled garage rockers The Chesterfield Kings. The multi-artist package tour will kick off in Austin, TX during a full day of Rock 'n' Roll at the historic Continental Club, beginning with "Mojo's Final Mayhem!" a send-off show to legendary artist and SiriusXM Outlaw Country (Channel 62) DJ the late Mojo Nixon in the afternoon and then followed later in the evening by "The Wicked Cool Records Revue!" showcase. The tour will then make stops across the West Coast through the month, including eagerly awaited shows in Phoenix (March 19), Los Angeles (March 20), Las Vegas (March 21), and San Francisco (March 22.). (continue)

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The Lumineers' co-founder, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah Fraites has announced his new solo album Piano Piano 2 will release worldwide on March 29th through Dualtone Records/Mercury KX.

The follow-up to his 2021 solo debut, Piano Piano 2 picks up where the previous album left off while also upping the ante with additional instrumentation, cinematic orchestration, and elegant string accompaniment that fully immerses the listener into Fraites' piano-centric world. He also shared the official video for the first single, a cover of Radiohead's "No Surprises" featuring guest vocals by Gregory Alan Isakov. (continue)

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Morgan Evans has today announced his live album "Live At The Sydney Opera House" will be released on Friday, April 12. The live album was recorded over his two sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House in September 2023.

Featuring tracks from his Life Upside Down EP, all of the hits, and special guest collaborations with Australian icon John Williamson and Kita Alexander, the record captures the electrifying energy of this tour. (continue)

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Thrash legends Slayer surprised fans this week with the big news that they will be reuniting this year and were announced as a headliner for this year's Louder Than Life Festival.

The band have also revealed that they will be playing this year's Riot Fest that will be taking place in Chicago on September 20th through 22nd. These will mark the first performances from the band since their Final World Tour concluded in November of 2019. (continue)

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Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley have released a new music video for his track "Cherry Medicine," which comes from his forthcoming album, "10,000 Volts," that arrives tomorrow, February 23rd.

MNRK Music Group sent over these details: Produced and co-written by Ace and Steve Brown, the uncontainable energy on the 11-tracks showcases some of Ace's best works since his '78 solo album. (continue)

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ASK4 Entertainment has announced that the 2025 cruise itinerary for ShipRocked is set for January 19-25, departing from Miami, Florida on Carnival Magic, with stops at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (a new destination for ShipRockers) and Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas.

This year's sold-out ShipRocked (February 4-10) hosted over 4,000 guests from every U.S. state and 16 additional countries on Carnival Magic during a 6-day itinerary which departed from Miami and visited Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Bimini in The Bahamas, missing a scheduled port stop in Grand Cayman due to inclement weather in the region. The ultimate rock music cruise vacation features a different theme each year, with 2024 billed as "A ShipRocked Spooktacular." ShipRocked's mascot "Skully" changes his wardrobe each year to fit the theme. (continue)

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blur has added an intimate theater show to kick off the band's first visit to the U.S. in nearly 10 years. On April 10, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree will take the stage at the Fox Theater in Pomona CA for a one-night-only event ahead of their April 13 and 20 performances on the Coachella main stage.

Tickets for the show - blur's first on American soil since a 2015 run that included headlines at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl - will be on sale to the general public beginning 12 noon PT March 1 (continue)

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Grammy Award-winner, 5X Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement-winner, and incendiary guitarist Micki Free will celebrate the first anniversary of his monthly "Vegas Jam" residency Monday, March 4, at 9:00pm with a very special show at Backstage Bar & Billiards in downtown Vegas. Billed as "A Crazy KISS Connection," the show will feature his friend Bruce Kulick, who was KISS' lead guitarist for 12 years (1984-1996).

The evening will begin with a set by MICKI and his band The Micki Free Trinity featuring drummer Les Warner (The Cult) and Las Vegas bassist John Stenber, to be followed by a set from Bruce Kulick with musicians Zach Throne (Corey Taylor), Stoney Curtis (Count's 77), and Warner performing KISS songs. Next, MICKI will join Bruce and the band "jamming on some Jimi Hendrix songs." (continue)

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Hot on the heels of their hugely successful 'Classic Tales Of Yes' American Tour, Progressive Rock legends, YES, are poised to hit the road in the UK once more on a 9-date trek across the country starting on 23rd May at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and ending in London on 4th June at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, a fitting end for such a majestic band.

'The Classic Tales Of Yes Tour' will see YES mining their rich catalogue to deliver a career spanning set of classics, rarely played vintage cuts and new songs from 1970's 'Time and a Word' right up to 'Mirror To The Sky', their 23rd album released last year, together with a special section celebrating the 50th anniversary of their momentous 'Tales From The Topographic Oceans' opus. (continue)

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Billy Idol's legendary guitarist Steve Stevens is featured on the new song "Darkest Hour" from The Prog Collective. The track will appear on the supergroup project's new album "Dark Encounters", which will arrive on March 29th.

Glass Onyon sent over these details: Album features performances by Steve Morse, King Crimson violinist David Cross, GnR guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and keyboard legend Patrick Moraz plus members of Weather Report, Utopia, Angel, Soft Machine, Gong, and more! (continue)

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Killington Pit, which features members of Evanescence, Alice Cooper and Granny 4 Barrel, have released a music video for their cover of the Judas Priest classic "Riding On The Wind".

Chipster sent over these details: As Killington Pit prepare to release their first original material later in 2024 and play their first live shows, the band recently released another of their hugely popular cover songs. On Friday, February 16th the band released a stunning cover of the Judas Priest classic "Riding On the Wind". The track comes from Priest's seminal 1982 "Screaming For Vengeance" album and is another perfect showcase for the sound and chemistry of newcomers Killington Pit. (continue)

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On April 20, The Hives will release a long awaited limited edition black and white vinyl reissue of their exuberant 2007 album Black and White Album, which featured production from The Neptunes and has been out of print for over a decade, and a limited edition black vinyl reissue of their blistering 2012 album Lex Hives for Record Store Day.

The Lex Hives reissue will include an additional pink vinyl entitled Midsummer Hives Dream, a collection of 12 Lex Hives songs recorded live during Sweden's Midsummer at Terminal 5 in New York City on June 22, 2012. The Lex Hives reissue will be released digitally on DSPs on April 19 alongside 6 select live songs from Midsummer Hives Dream. Lex Hives' single "Come On!" currently soundtracks the global campaign from fellow Swedes, IKEA. The live version of "Come On!" is released today via DSPs. (continue)

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Devised as a means to celebrate the life and achievements of NASCAR racing driver Dale Earnhardt (1951-2001), the new project I AM THE INTIMIDATOR, from Andrew Stromstad, presents a full-throttle, high-speed thrash metal offering. I Am The Intimidator will be released on March 8th, 2024, via Miserable Pyre. Today they have released their latest single & video, "Eat My Smoke".

I AM THE INTIMIDATOR mastermind Andrew Stromstad comments on the album: "I grew up worshipping NASCAR. there was a fire meme about Dale Earnhardt that said 'turn left for mediocrity, turn right for immortality' and it stuck with me forever. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Alice Cooper has announced dates for a fall tour of the UK. The "Too Close For Comfort" series - which sees the rock icon returning to the region for the first time since 2022 - will open in Glasgow on October 14 before hitting Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds before it wraps up with two nights at London's Eventim Apollo.

Cooper will be joined by special guests Primal Scream for the tour, in all cities except London, where Sex Pistols rocker Glen Matlock will open; all dates will also feature up and coming acclaimed punks The Meffs. "Get ready for a night of shock and rock that will haunt your dreams," says Cooper. (continue)

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CloZure just released their brand new single "The Devil Effect", and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"The Devil Effect" is our first release with our new vocalist (Elizabeth) Nikollaj fronting CloZure. With the guidance of 4x Grammy winning producer Malcolm Springer and Lynyrd Skynrd's Peter Keys, we were really able to push the boundaries of our music on the new track. (continue)

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