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  • Stones Coming Stateside in 2015? >

    The rumors are heating up that The Rolling Stones will be back in the U.S. for dates next spring. It is said to be a short tour that would include an appearance at the Rock in Rio festival in Las Vegas in May, followed by South America in the fall. Read More
  • Rockers Hitting The Charts This Week >

    Nickelback and In This Moment both have new Top 10 albums. Nickelback's No Fixed Address will bow at number-four on the Billboard 200 with 80,000 copies sold last week, according to the latest Soundscan figures. It's their sixth Top 10 album. Nickelback's last studio release, 2011's Here and Now, debuted Read More
  • Scott Stapp is Broke and Homeless >

    Hard times have befallen Scott Stapp, the frontman for Creed. Today, he revealed that he is completely broke and has even had to live in his truck for a stretch. Stapp posted a video (which you can watch below) to Creed’s Facebook page where, over the course of nearly 16 Read More
  • New rare Vinyl Coming To An Indie Record Store Near You On Black Friday >

    More rare vinyl releases will be up for grabs Friday for Record Store Day's Black Friday. Here's a list of highlights you can get at your local indie record store: Green Day's Tune in Tokyo is a limited-edition 2001 live recording from Japan available for the first time ever on Read More
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Heading Back Into The Studio >

    Red Hot Chili Peppers are looking to hit the studio in January. Drummer Chad Smith confirms what bassist Flea said last month -- that the group has about 30 songs worked up. Smith tells Music Radar, "I don’t know if we’ll record all of them. I think last time we overdid Read More
  • Cobain Documentary Will Finally See The Light Of Day >

    The first fully authorized feature documentary on late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain will air on HBO in 2015. Director Brett Morgan, who made the Rolling Stones doc Crossfire Hurricane, has been talking about producing Montage of Heck for close to eight years. Now it's finally finished. Frances Bean Cobain, Cobain’s Read More
  • Robert Trujillo Looks For Help Funding Documentary >

    Robert Trujillo of Metallica has launched a Pledge Music campaign to finish up the documentary about late jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. Trujillo, who's been a producer on Jaco for the past four years, says, "Jaco has always been a hero of mine and one of the reasons I play bass Read More
  • AC\DC Release New Video For Title Track - VIDEO >

    AC/DC has released the second video from Rock or Bust in advance of its release next Tuesday, December 2nd. Like the clip for "Play Ball," "Rock or Bust" shows them performing the song, but this time in the round with a studio audience. Angus Young tells us the song is Read More
  • Soundgarden Gets Busy >

    If all goes well, we could see a new Soundgarden album by the end of next year -- and that's not all. Even with the Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path box set of archival rarities coming out Monday, guitarist Kim Thayil says that he and producer Jack Endino Read More
  • Metallica Preview A "Monster" >

    Metallica have posted a clip from the new mini-documentary on the new Some Kind of Monster Blu-ray. The video – which is viewable below, is taken from This Monster Lives, a 25-minute film with interviews conducted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival before the premiere of Metallica: Through the Never. The Read More
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Stones Coming Stateside in 2015?

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The rumors are heating up that The Rolling Stones will be back in the U.S. for dates next spring. It is said to be a short tour that would include an appearance at the Rock in Rio festival in Las Vegas in May, followed by South America in the fall. A spokesman for the band was unavailable for comment. The Stones wrapped up their 14 on Fire tour last weekend in New Zealand. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Rockers Hitting The Charts This Week

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Nickelback and In This Moment both have new Top 10 albums. Nickelback’s No Fixed Address will bow at number-four on the Billboard 200 with 80,000 copies sold last week, according to the latest Soundscan figures. It’s their sixth Top 10 album. Nickelback’s last studio release, 2011’s Here and Now, debuted number-two with 227,000 sold. In This Moment’s Black Widow lands at number-eight with 36,000 sold, giving them their first Top 10. Their last album, 2012’s Blood, debuted at number-15. In other chart news, Pink Floyd’s The Endless River slides from number-three to number-six, while Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways moves from number-two down to number-seven. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Scott Stapp is Broke and Homeless

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Hard times have befallen Scott Stapp, the frontman for Creed. Today, he revealed that he is completely broke and has even had to live in his truck for a stretch. Stapp posted a video (which you can watch below) to Creed’s Facebook page where, over the course of nearly 16 minutes, he hopes to clear up some rumors that have been circulating and set the record straight. The problems, he said, started about eight weeks ago when he discovered that a large amount of money was missing. “I’m under some kind of pretty vicious attack,” he said. “There are people who have taken advantage and stolen money from me, and they’re trying to discredit me, slander me … Someone had used my information and changed my online passwords to my bank accounts and transferred all the money out my bank accounts so I had nothing.” He also said that the IRS has frozen his bank accounts “two or three times” due to a clerical error, and that it will take approximately 10 months to clear up the issue. “I don’t understand how that’s fair in America,” he continued. “My civil rights have been violated … I’m gonna expose and I’m gonna fight every single individual that is responsible for this. Right now I’m looking for an honest, good attorney that’s ready to fight and take it all the way to the top.” As a result, he is currently living in a hotel after spending several weeks in his truck. Stapp swears that his much-publicized drug and alcohol problems are behind him, and has been getting tested weekly as proof. Story courtesy of ultimateclassicrock.com Video courtesy of TMZ.com Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

New rare Vinyl Coming To An Indie Record Store Near You On Black Friday

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More rare vinyl releases will be up for grabs Friday for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. Here’s a list of highlights you can get at your local indie record store: Green Day’s Tune in Tokyo is a limited-edition 2001 live recording from Japan available for the first time ever on transparent blue vinyl. Mastodon’s “The Motherload” 12-inch picture disc includes an exclusive instrumental version of “Halloween.” Metallica’s 12-inch vinyl single of “Lords of Summer” features studio and live versions of the song. Stand Up and Shout for Cancer by Dio and Friends has covers of Dio songs by Anthrax, Corey Taylor and Halestorm on one side from the Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life tribute album. The flip side features the same three songs, all recorded by Dio live for the BBC. Bleachers’ Strange Desire (The Demos) contains demo versions of six songs from Bleachers’ debut album Strange Desire. Bon Jovi’s Live 2 is a 10-inch picture disc with live versions of “I’ll Be There for You,” “Lay Your Hands On Me,” “Bad Medicine” and “Runaway.” Gov’t Mule’s Stoned Side of the Mule Volume 1 features seven Rolling Stones covers the Mule recorded during their Halloween 2009 performance at the Tower Theater outside Philadelphia. Hozier’s In the Woods Somewhere 10-inch vinyl contains four songs not on his self-titled album. Neil Young’s Official Release Series Discs 5-8 is vinyl box set with the first vinyl reissue of his mid-’70s albums On the Beach, Time Fades Away, Tonight’s the Night and Zuma. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Heading Back Into The Studio

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Red Hot Chili Peppers are looking to hit the studio in January. Drummer Chad Smith confirms what bassist Flea said last month — that the group has about 30 songs worked up. Smith tells Music Radar, “I don’t know if we’ll record all of them. I think last time we overdid it a little, so we’re really trying to hone in on the ones that’ll rise to the top. Maybe we’ll do a bit more pre-production so we can make sure the songs are the best they can be.” He adds, “We always say, ‘Oh, we’re going to do a Beatles thing and just do 10 or 11 songs,’ and then it always turns into an epic thing. This time, I think we’ll focus on the quality and not the quantity.” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Cobain Documentary Will Finally See The Light Of Day

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The first fully authorized feature documentary on late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain will air on HBO in 2015. Director Brett Morgan, who made the Rolling Stones doc Crossfire Hurricane, has been talking about producing Montage of Heck for close to eight years. Now it’s finally finished. Frances Bean Cobain, Cobain’s 22-year-old daughter, is the executive producer. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will be released in theaters outside the U.S. next year. Cobain died, a suicide, in April 1994. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Robert Trujillo Looks For Help Funding Documentary

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Robert Trujillo of Metallica has launched a Pledge Music campaign to finish up the documentary about late jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. Trujillo, who’s been a producer on Jaco for the past four years, says, “Jaco has always been a hero of mine and one of the reasons I play bass to this day. This film has been a project of love and passion for me.” The documentary includes interviews with Flea, Sting, Geddy Lee and Carlos Santana. Items available in the Pledge Music campaign include DVDs signed by Trujillo, a bass lesson from him via Skype and a guitar signed by all four members of Metallica. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

AC\DC Release New Video For Title Track – VIDEO

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AC/DC has released the second video from Rock or Bust in advance of its release next Tuesday, December 2nd. Like the clip for “Play Ball,” “Rock or Bust” shows them performing the song, but this time in the round with a studio audience. Angus Young tells us the song is autobiographical. “From the opening line that Brian sings, we are a guitar band,” says Angus. “AC/DC is always a guitar band…” Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Soundgarden Gets Busy

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If all goes well, we could see a new Soundgarden album by the end of next year — and that’s not all. Even with the Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path box set of archival rarities coming out Monday, guitarist Kim Thayil says that he and producer Jack Endino have remixed the band’s debut album, Ultramega OK, and are looking for a label to release it. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Metallica Preview A “Monster”

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Metallica have posted a clip from the new mini-documentary on the new Some Kind of Monster Blu-ray. The video – which is viewable below, is taken from This Monster Lives, a 25-minute film with interviews conducted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival before the premiere of Metallica: Through the Never. The Some Kind of MonsterBlu-Ray is due out Monday. Metallica’s residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson continued last night with a performance of “Enter Sandman,” which is now also viewable on the bottom of the homepage at thelaseronline.com. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterGoogleReddit

Rick Pitino On Running Up The Score

Metallica on Craig Ferguson

Pearl Jam Debut “Moline” in Moline