Alice Cooper wowed audiences with his performance of King Herod in NBC's live special of Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter Sunday and his part can be seen here. The rock legend had this to say in a recent interview about landing the role, "When this opportunity came across, they said, 'Hey, why don't you be in Jesus Christ Superstar?' And I said, 'I'm either Judas or Herod, right?' And they said, 'Herod.' I said, 'OK, I knew that was coming.'"
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has announced that he will be playing a free show on the AAA Stage at Victory Plaza on Sunday, May 6th before the AAA 400 Drive For Autism Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, DE.
Guns N' Roses cofounder and bassist Duff McKagan is set to interview actor Sean Penn about his new book, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, at Seattle's Moore Theatre on April 11th.
Bonfire has released a music video for their new song "Stand Or Fall". It comes from their forthcoming album "Temple Of Lies", which is set to be released on April 13th. Watch it here.
Faster Pussycat guitarist Brent Muscat's band The Saints Of Las have released a new track called "Rock N Roll Groupie". Muscat had this to say, "I sing lead vocals on this one, which is kind of a miracle. In 2005, my doctor said after my cancer surgery, I would never be able to sing again. It was some hard work and a lot of practice with tongue twisters to get in shape; I think I proved him wrong." Stream it here.
Bon Jovi have released a music video for their new single, "Walls". Watch it here.
Impending Doom have released a new song titled "The Wretched And Godless". The track is the first music they have revealed in over five years and comes from their new album "The Sin And Doom Vol. II" which will be in stores June 22nd. The band had this to say, "The wait is over! After five years, we're happy to be back with a new record. We wanted to write a heavy, straight to the point record that our genre of music seems to be lacking today." Stream the song and read more here.
She premiered the new visual, which was directed by Petra Collins, during an episode of the VH1 series "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" on Monday night (April 2nd).
Fans will also be able to catch her as the musical guests on this weekend's (April 7th) episode of Saturday Night Live which is being hosted by Chadwick Boseman. Watch the new videohere.
Trainor's Creative Director Charm LaDonna had this to say, "Meghan's new single is so fun and energetic and we felt that this group of young influencers would help spread this message of respect with the younger generation all over the world".
She continued, "this group of dancers was hand selected by me and Meghan. We've worked with a bunch of them over the years and it's been so fun to watch these strong, young women grow up." Watch the videohere.
Chesney had this to say about the new track, "Some days, it's like the world is just angry, screaming people. All harping on what's wrong, how other people are awful. The more I move around, talking to people, though, the more I know people are seeking the same things, working hard to get by and hoping for the best for their family and friends.
"It's simple, but we keep getting driven apart - and made unhappy. When I heard this song, beyond how good the rhythm felt, I was amazed how simply they broke all this stuff down. Get along… find the common ground… know the basic stuff is where the joy, the love, the happiness is."
The Dap-Kings, house band for the Brooklyn soul label Daptone Records and longtime groove behind Sharon Jones, will back up Batiste, playing music inspired by New Orleans soul, Allen Toussaint and more. Gabriel Roth from The Dap-Kings confirms, "We are thrilled to be returning to the stage and could not have found a more fitting collaborator than Jon, with whom we share a deep love and respect for New Orleans musical roots. He's a distinctly talented dude with a rare feel for that music, and we can't wait to tear up these tunes together."
During rehearsals, Batiste states, "Thank God for funk and soul music-and The Dap-Kings. I'm suspect of anyone who isn't moved by their live show! It reminds me of how my father and extended family presented this music when I was a kid. Now The Dap-Kings and I bring our collective experiences to the table. This is major." See the initial dateshere.
The 2018 Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee will donate royalties from the sales of the all-new Richie Sambora Signature Series Elite Double Neck guitar to the non-profit organization Notes for Notes which builds, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios in Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States. In addition, Ovation Guitars, in conjunction with the DW Music Foundation (DWMF) will debut the RS Rockstar™ guitar. This six-string, "RS" model guitar will be donated to each Notes for Notes location along with a DW drumset and an LP cajon to equip each studio with professional level musical instruments. The DWMF will also work with other partnering charities to donate RS Rockstar™ model guitars to music education programs in underserved communities worldwide.
"Richie is continuously lending his support to important causes and organizations that resonate deeply with him and we are honored to help create these two new guitar models which not only directly support Notes for Notes, but carry on his musical legacy and hopefully inspire the next generation of guitarists," said DW Music Foundation Executive Director, Elizabeth Lang. Read more
She had this to say about the new track, "I See You Among The Stars is one of those songs that 'occurred' to me, rather than me thinking it up - the music, the lyrics - and as such it wasn't something I intentionally set out to write.
I do like to think about what it could mean - seeing someone as they are, without mental noise or judgements, existing in their own perfect place in the universe, and trying to center yourself in that place.
"It's also a bit of a love song, and sets the tone for the rest of the album, both musically and thematically, about the broader space we all exist in." Watch the videohere.
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