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Judas Priest to headline Slipknot's first Knotfest Colombia festival

Judas Priest to headline Slipknot's first Knotfest Colombia festival

Credit: Justin BoruckiJudas Priest will headline the first-ever South American edition of Slipknot's Knotfest. The masked metallers have announced the inaugural Knotfest Colombia, which will be held on October 26 in Colombian capital of Bogota. The rest of the festival's lineup includes litany of metal bands, among them Helloween, Kreator and Arch Enemy. For more… ... Continue Reading
Watch Aerosmith rock out on

Watch Aerosmith rock out on "The Tonight Show" this evening

Mike Smith/NBCJust a reminder that Aerosmith will rock The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this evening. The program, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC, also will features guest appearances by pop superstar Ariana Grande and comic actor Nick Kroll. Aerosmith's Tonight Show performance comes a day after the band's appearance on NBC's Today… ... Continue Reading
Tangled Up in Bob: Dylan lines up fall U.S. tour

Tangled Up in Bob: Dylan lines up fall U.S. tour

Credit: William ClaxtonAfter visiting Europe earlier in the year, Bob Dylan is now in the middle of a tour of the Far East, Australia and New Zealand -- but come the fall, he'll be bringing his show back to the U.S. The folk-rock legend's stateside tour kicks off October 4 in Phoenix, Arizona, and is… ... Continue Reading
Watching Soundgarden's Thayil and Cameron reunite on stage was

Watching Soundgarden's Thayil and Cameron reunite on stage was "a heartfelt thing to see," says MC5's Wayne Kramer

Courtesy of Wayne Karamer; Michael LavineIn June, Soundgarden's Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron played together on stage for the first time since Chris Cornell's death last year. The two performed as part of the lineup for MC50, a band organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of legendary proto-punk band MC5. Speaking with ABC Radio, MC5… ... Continue Reading
Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images  Aretha Franklin, the pastor's daughter who became the undisputed Queen of Soul over a career that spanned more than five decades, has died of advanced pancreatic cancer, ABC News has confirmed. "It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin, the Queen of Soul,"… ... Continue Reading
Bert Berns documentary director shares experiences interviewing McCartney and other stars for the film

Bert Berns documentary director shares experiences interviewing McCartney and other stars for the film

Courtesy of Bang! The Bert Berns Story A DVD version of the acclaimed 2017 documentary Bang! The Bert Berns Story is available now exclusively at the film's official website. Narrated by Steven Van Zandt, the movie takes a look at the short life and prolific career of Bert Berns, who wrote and/or produced hits for… ... Continue Reading
Elvis Costello to star in, create music for new animated Amazon kids' show, 'Pete the Cat'

Elvis Costello to star in, create music for new animated Amazon kids' show, 'Pete the Cat'

Tabatha Fireman/RedfernsElvis Costello is tapping into a new audience with his latest project -- Amazon's music-driven animated kids' TV series Pete the Cat. Based on author/illustrator James Dean's best-selling children's books of the same name, Pete the Cat will encourage kids to "explore" their world and "try new things," while staying "curious, creative, and positive,"… ... Continue Reading
Tickets to Yes spinoff band's US tour kickoff at the Whisky a Go Go to cost just $2

Tickets to Yes spinoff band's US tour kickoff at the Whisky a Go Go to cost just $2

Credit: Kevin NixonYes spinoff group Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman will launch a U.S. tour celebrating the prog-rock band's 50th anniversary in a very special way: with super-cheap tickets. The trek kicks off on August 26 at the famed L.A. club the Whisky a Go Go, and the band has announced… ... Continue Reading
Here's a music video of Iggy Pop eating a burger

Here's a music video of Iggy Pop eating a burger

ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Pop stars in the video for a song called "Disaster (Is What We're After)," recorded by the Los Angeles band Death Valley Girls. What does he do in the video? Well, not much, except eat. The four-minute clip, streaming now on YouTube, is one long shot of the Godfather of Punk eating a… ... Continue Reading
50th anniversary reissue of classic Kinks album

50th anniversary reissue of classic Kinks album "The Village Green Preservation Society" due in October

BMGThe Kinks will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by reissuing the critically acclaimed 1968 album on October 26 in multiple formats, including an expansive super-deluxe box set.On the concept album, frontman Ray Davies nostalgically reflected on the vanishing "old ways" of his British homeland. At the time… ... Continue Reading
Turn it on again?: Phil Collins says he's open to a Genesis reunion...with his son Nic playing drums

Turn it on again?: Phil Collins says he's open to a Genesis reunion...with his son Nic playing drums

Credit: Patrick BallsAs he prepares to launch the North American leg of his Not Dead Yet! solo trek, Phil Collins tells Rolling Stone that he'd also be open to a reunion of his old band Genesis, which he last toured with in 2007. "I wouldn't say there isn't not a possibility," says Collins. "Me, Mike… ... Continue Reading
Slash says Velvet Revolver was

Slash says Velvet Revolver was "no fun"; addresses possibility of new Guns N' Roses music

Paul Bergen/RedfernsSlash has revealed that his time in Velvet Revolver -- which also featured his Guns N' Roses band mate Duff McKagan and Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland -- was "no fun." "I have nothing positive to say about that experience except that we did write some cool stuff," Slash tells Rolling Stone. Velvet… ... Continue Reading
Paul McCartney releases new single,

Paul McCartney releases new single, "Fuh You"; unveils full track list of "Egypt Station"

Capitol Records/UMeAs expected, Paul McCartney premiered his suggestively titled new song "Fuh You" today. The tune, which will appear on McCartney'S upcoming album, Egypt Station, is available now as a digital single and via streaming services. The catchy, mid-tempo pop-rock tune features modern production flourishes courtesy of OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. A lyrics video for… ... Continue Reading
In Montana show poster, Pearl Jam depicts Donald Trump's corpse and burning White House

In Montana show poster, Pearl Jam depicts Donald Trump's corpse and burning White House

ABC/Craig SjodinThe members of Pearl Jam have never been shy about their political views, and that tradition continues with the band's poster for their recent show in Missoula, Montana. The poster, designed by bassist Jeff Ament and artist Bobby Draws Skulls, depicts the White House engulfed in flames while a bald eagle feeds on the… ... Continue Reading
Listen to new Guess Who tune,

Listen to new Guess Who tune, "In America," from band's first studio album in more than 20 years

Cleopatra RecordsVeteran Canadian rockers The Guess Who tip their hat to their neighbor to the south in a new track called "In America," which got its premiere on Billboard.com. The tune will appear on the band's first new studio album in 23 years, The Future IS What It Used to Be, due out September 14.… ... Continue Reading
You don’t want to miss a thing: Aerosmith announces Las Vegas residency

You don’t want to miss a thing: Aerosmith announces Las Vegas residency

Live Nation/MGM Resorts InternationalAerosmith is ready to rock the Las Vegas Strip. The band has announced a brand new headlining residency in Sin City, titled Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild. Dates kick off Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. The show will feature never-before-seen visuals and audio from Aerosmith… ... Continue Reading
We never stopped believin': Steve Perry announces long-awaited solo album

We never stopped believin': Steve Perry announces long-awaited solo album "Traces," out October 5

Mike Coppola/Getty Images No more rumors: Steve Perry is back. The former Journey singer has announced that his very long-awaited new solo album, Traces, will be out October 5. The first single, "No Erasin'" is now available. In a message on Twitter, he writes, "Years ago, I disappeared. There were many reasons but mainly...my love… ... Continue Reading
You could get lucky: Contest offering the chance to hear new Tom Petty box set with Heartbreakers members

You could get lucky: Contest offering the chance to hear new Tom Petty box set with Heartbreakers members

RepriseWith the new Tom Petty box set An American Treasure being released September 28, a contest has been launched offering fans the chance to attend a private, advance listening party for the collection alongside members of The Heartbreakers. The winner and a guest will be taken to Petty and the Heartbreakers' secret Los Angeles-area rehearsal… ... Continue Reading
Come Together: John Lennon's son Sean posts photo with Paul McCartney's son James

Come Together: John Lennon's son Sean posts photo with Paul McCartney's son James

Ben Gabbe/Getty Images; David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for KeringIt's Lennon and McCartney for a whole new generation. The late John Lennon's son, Sean, took to his Instagram page on Monday to post a photo of himself with Paul McCartney's son, James. Sean captioned the pic, simply, "Peekaboo…" The Lennon and McCartney boys are both… ... Continue Reading
Alice in Chains asks fans to help sick

Alice in Chains asks fans to help sick "Unplugged" collaborator

Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains is asking fans to help former collaborator Scotty Olson, who's been diagnosed with progressive dementia. Olson played with the grunge legends during their 1996 MTV Unplugged taping. To help him pay for his medical expenses, friends of Olson have set up a GoFundMe page. "If anyone would like to donate,… ... Continue Reading