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Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker Bring 'Bite Me' To 'The Tonight Show'

Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker Bring 'Bite Me' To 'The Tonight Show'

Pop-punk stars Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker recently performed "Bite Me" live on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Lavigne gives a rocking performance along with Barker's energetic drumming.

"Bite Me" is the first single Lavigne released after signing with Barker's DTA Records. Barker, along with John Feldmann and MOD SUN, co-produced Lavigne's first single since 2019.

"I've always admired Travis and his work," Lavigne had said earlier this month after releasing the song. "The first time we worked together was 15 years ago on my album The Best Damn Thing and I have really enjoyed watching him develop into the producer that he is today. We spent a lot of time writing songs and working on this record together."

"Signing to his record label DTA felt like the perfect home for me and my new music," she added. "Travis understands my vision as a musician, my creative process as an artist, and my goals at this stage of my career."

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Deep Purple Share Animated 'Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu' Video

Deep Purple Share Animated 'Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu' Video

Deep Purple recently released an animated video for their cover of Huey "Piano" Smith's 1957 classic, "Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu."

The version is part of the band's Turning To Crime record, released on Friday (November 26). Bob Ezrin produced the album, which contains songs not written by the band.

The record includes songs originally done by Cream, The Yardbirds, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan and more.

"Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu" became a U.S. Top 10 entry for Johnny Rivers in 1972. Several artists have covered the song over the years, and Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey speaks about a 1974 cover of the song by Professor Longhair in a video clip previewing the tune.

"I'm supposed to say it's a song I always wanted to do since I was a child, but at the same time it was quite new to me. I didn't know the original very well, but I knew Professor Longhair's version, which is the one that inspired my arrangement," Airey says.

He adds, "I just love the whole thing, that style of piano playing.Very, very hard to replicate. It was a bit of a challenge. And when it came back from the other members of the band with all this other music on it, I just thought: 'Wow, that worked out. What an insane arrangement!'"

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Instruments From U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John & Many More Being Auctioned For Charity

Instruments From U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John & Many More Being Auctioned For Charity

Musical instruments used by U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John and several other music stars are set to be auctioned off to benefit the Music Rising charity.

Music Rising was formed by U2's The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin in 2005 to aid musicians devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

The Edge and Ezrin have collected guitars and other musical instruments from McCartney, Rush, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Joe Walsh, Green Day, Ron Wood, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Noel Gallagher, Joan Jett, and many others.

The auction, titled "Guitars Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction to Benefit Music Rising," is set to take place on December 11 at Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles.

The auction will see a 2005 Limited Edition Gibson Les Paul Music Rising guitar that the Edge played during "One" on the Joshua Tree tours of 2017 and 2019 along with many other shows.

A custom signature Fender Stratocaster that Edge used on "Bad" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" in 2017 and 2019, Adam Clayton's Fender Standard Precision Bass he used on "A Sort of Homecoming," "Bullet The Blue Sky," "Running to Stand Still" and "One Tree Hill" in 2017, and Bono's Custom Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar he played throughout the Zoo TV tour on "The Fly" and "Angel of Harlem," will also come under the hammer.

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Midnight Oil Announce New Album 'Resist,' Final Tour

Midnight Oil Announce New Album 'Resist,' Final Tour

Australian rock band Midnight Oil recently announced a new album and a Farewell Tour.

Midnight Oil announced that a chapter of their half-a-century long career will come to a memorable close next year with the release of a 12-song LP they recorded with late bass player Bones Hillman and a series of big gigs. Both are titled Resist.

The band also announced that this will be their final concert tour while making it clear that this does not mean the end of the Oils.

Each of the members will continue their own projects over the years ahead. They also remain very open to recording new music together in the future and supporting causes in which they believe.

The tour will see them perform classic Midnight Oil songs from across their repertoire while also showcasing some "urgent new works."

Resist engages with the issues of today and tomorrow - like the lead single "Rising Seas," which tackles the climate crisis in typically uncompromising fashion.

The album pre-order and Australasian tickets will go on-sale beginning November 30.

Midnight Oil said they are also planning a handful of international concerts, subject to Covid restrictions.

Drummer Rob Hirst says, "If I look back, I see a blur of familiar names and faces: Jim, Pete, Martin, Bear and me, slamming loud prog-pop in a Chatswood garage; Giffo, magnificent, rocking back and forth at his first Royal Antler gig; Bonesy, headphones on, singing, lounging on the deck learning our catalogue."

"I see our managers in their offices; our folks-in-the-engine-room; our wives and trusted friends, and the tiny faces of the 'Baby Oils'; and the first two rows of a thousand gigs: Midnight Oil fans, pumping, jumping, singing louder than the band...But I don't look back," he added.

Resist will be Midnight Oil's 15th studio album.

A Midnight Oil special performance on "The Sound" is set to air on Sunday at 5:30 pm on ABC TV or ABC iview.

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Post Malone, The Killers & Pearl Jam Among Lollapalooza Stockholm Headliners

Post Malone, The Killers & Pearl Jam Among Lollapalooza Stockholm Headliners

Post Malone, The Killers, and Pearl Jam have been announced as headliners for the 2022 edition of Lollapalooza Stockholm.

Next year's Lollapalooza Stockholm is set to take place in the Swedish capital on July 1-3. Tickets for the 2022 festival are on sale now via LollaStockholm.com.

Other artists set to perform include Imagine Dragons, Doja Cat, Glass Animals, Kacey Musgraves, Lewis Capaldi, Måneskin, Kaleo, Jimmy Eat World, Modest Mouse, HAIM, Biffy Clyro, Turnstile, Wolf Alice, White Reaper, Kennyhoopla, and Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell.

Pearl Jam and The Killers were previously scheduled to play Lolla Stockholm in 2020 before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bryan Adams Tests Positive For Covid For Second Time In A Month

Bryan Adams Tests Positive For Covid For Second Time In A Month

Bryan Adams has tested positive for Covid for the second time in a month. The veteran Canadian rock star is currently hospitalized in Italy.

"Here I am, just arrived in Milano, and I've tested positive for the second time in a month for Covid," Adams wrote in an Instagram post from Milan's Malpensa airport. "So it's off to the hospital for me. Thanks for all your support."

The post was accompanied by a photo of him waiting for an ambulance with his baggage, wearing a mask.

Adams, who is also a photographer, arrived in Italy to promote Pirelli's 2022 fashion calendar.

This is the second infection for the "Summer of 69" singer within a month, despite having received both doses of vaccine.

Adams was first infected with the deadly virus on October 30, forcing him to pull out from his scheduled appearance at Tina Turner's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Grammy Nominations Snub

Machine Gun Kelly Reacts To Grammy Nominations Snub

Machine Gun Kelly has reacted after he was snubbed from the recently announced Grammy nominations.

On Tuesday, November 23, the Recording Academy revealed the nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards, which includes artists like Lil Nas X, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat and Jay-Z. However, MGK's Tickets to My Downfall received zero nominations.

"wtf is wrong with the grammys," MGK tweeted shortly after the nominees were announced.

Tickets To My Downfall, his 2020 collaborative album with Travis Barker, was eligible in a number of rock categories, but he didn't receive any nominations.

Meanwhile, Kelly is already working on his follow-up to Tickets to My Downfall. Titled Born With Horns, the upcoming album is another collab with Barker and features lead single "Papercuts."

Last year, The Weeknd also did not receive any nominations for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for his blockbuster album After Hours. He responded by calling the Grammys "corrupt" in social media posts.

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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones U.K., European Tour With Judas Priest To 2023

Ozzy Osbourne Postpones U.K., European Tour With Judas Priest To 2023

Ozzy Osbourne's U.K. and European tour has once again been postponed to May 2023 in the wake of a surge in Covid cases in Europe.

The tour, which was originally planned to be held in 2019, was previously moved to January 2022 due to the pandemic.

"Due to the ongoing uncertainty with full capacity events and travel logistics in much of Europe, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone my 2022 tour to 2023," Ozzy said in a statement.

"Original tickets remain valid for the new dates. I want to thank all of you and Judas Priest for your continued patience and support," he added, referring to the band that is guesting on the tour.

New dates:

May

Wed 3 | Finland, Helsinki | Hartwall ArenaFri 5 | Sweden, Stockholm | Friends ArenaSun 7 | Germany, Dortmund | WestfalenhalleWed 10 | Spain, Madrid | WiZink CenterFri 12 | Italy, Bologna | Unipol ArenaSun 14 | Germany, Munich | OlympiahalleWed 17 | Hungary, Budapest | Budapest ArenaFri 19 | Czech Republic | Prague | O2 ArenaSun 21 | Switzerland, Zurich | HallenstadionWed 24 | Germany, Hamburg | Barclaycard ArenaFri 26 | Germany, Mannheim | SAP ArenaSun 28 | Germany, Berlin | Mercedes-Benz ArenaWed 31 | UK, Nottingham | Motorpoint Arena

June

Fri 2 | UK, Newcastle | Utilita ArenaSun 4 | UK, Glasgow | Ovo HydroWed 7 | UK, Manchester | AO ArenaSat 10 | Ireland, Dublin | 3 ArenaMon 12 | UK, London | O2 ArenaWed 14 | UK, Birmingham | Resorts World Arena

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Disclosure, Tame Impala & The National Among All Points East 2022 Headliners

Disclosure, Tame Impala & The National Among All Points East 2022 Headliners

Disclosure, Tame Impala, The National, The Chemical Brothers, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Gorillaz and Kraftwerk have been confirmed as headliners for All Points East 2022.

The festival, which is held in London's Victoria Park, will take place across two weekends in 2022: Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August 20 and Thursday, August 25 - Sunday, August 28.

Gorillaz will headline on Friday, August 19, with The Chemical Brothers and Kraftwerk headlining the following night. Tame Impala is set to headline on August 25, The National and Fleet Foxes on August 26, Disclosure and James Blake on August 27 and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on August 28.

Other acts to perform at All Points East 2022 include IDLES, Caroline Polachek, Michael Kiwanuka, Fleet Foxes and more.

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Metallica Version Of Mystery Game 'Clue' Unveiled

Metallica Version Of Mystery Game 'Clue' Unveiled

Heavy metal icons Metallica have unveiled their own version of the classic mystery board game, "Clue."

"We're partnering with the iconic American mystery game to bring you Metallica Clue!" the metal rock band wrote on Instagram as they introduced the new game.

The game will revolve around retrieving a key piece of equipment which has gone missing during sessions for Metallica's next album.

A description of the game on the band's website reads: The band and crew are back at HQ to record Metallica's next album, but with all the excitement, a key piece of equipment has gone missing! As the hours tick by, the group grows more and more eager to begin. They decide to split up and scour the building for any trace of their missing equipment. Find out WHAT piece has gone missing, WHERE it's hiding, and WHO finds it so the recording session can get back on track!

The available players are Papa Het, Duder, Mr. Ripper, Dr. Groove, The Engineer, and Col. William. Guitar, bass, snare drum, wah pedal, microphone, and computer are the pieces of equipment included in the Metallica Clue board game.

The game, designed by the artist Maxx242, is available for $49.99.

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New Megadeth Album 'The Sick, The Dying And The Dead' Set To Drop In Spring 2022

New Megadeth Album 'The Sick, The Dying And The Dead' Set To Drop In Spring 2022

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has revealed that the group's new album, The Sick, The Dying And The Dead, will drop in the spring of 2022.

During an interview with American Songwriter magazine, Mustaine also said that the album's title, The Sick, The Dying And The Dead, is not about the Covid-19 pandemic or his recent battle with cancer but rather about the 14th century plague aka the Black Death.

"The song itself was a historical journey of how the plague started and where it went, starting with rats on ships carrying the disease, coming ashore in Sicily," Mustaine said.

Mustaine also revealed that most of the music on the album is comprised of ideas that he's had sitting in a drawer for years.

"A lot of the riffs have been saved over time," he said. "A brand new song can be made up of something I wrote when I was 15 or 55. If It's a good riff, I'll save it."

The Sick, the Dying, and the Dead will be Megadeth's first new album since firing bassist David Ellefson amidst a sex scandal earlier this year.

The band has re-recorded Ellefson's bass lines. However, it has not been revealed who recorded them. Meanwhile, James LoMenzo has replaced Ellefson on tour.

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Tanya O'Callaghan Replaces Michael Devin As Whitesnake Bassist

Tanya O'Callaghan Replaces Michael Devin As Whitesnake Bassist

Whitesnake have parted ways with long-time bassist Michael Devin ahead of their farewell tour and replaced him with Irish bassist Tanya O'Callaghan.

"Whitesnake & bassist Michael Devin have decided to go their separate ways after an amazingly successful decade together...," the British rock band announced on social media.

Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale recalled that along with numerous tours, Devin applied his talent to studio albums Forevermore, The Purple Album and Flesh & Blood.

"We sincerely thank him for being part of our journey & for all his exceptional gifts he brought to Whitesnake," he added.

Devin is leaving Whitesnake after a decade with the group.

In an update a couple of days later, Whitesnake announced the replacement for Devin.

"A whirling dervish of a performer whom we feel will bring a fresh, new, exciting musicality & welcome energy to the band, both in the studio & onstage. here she is. Irish born & bred. the one & only. Tanya O'Callaghan," Coverdale said in a welcome note, describing the new bassist as "The Irish Tornado."

O'Callaghan said it is an absolute honor to be joining Whitesnake/David Coverdale for their worldwide farewell tour in 2022/23.

"This small town gal still pinches herself over the amount of legends I've had the joy to work, tour and record with over the past few years since I made the terrifying solo leap across the Pacific with no clue how everything would unfold," O'Callaghan said.

"It's been a wild ride and just when I thought it couldn't get any better, who calls, only feckin' WHITESNAKE!" she added. "And the best part, to step into the snake shoes of my bass brothers Rudy Sarzo, Tony Franklin Neil Murray and Michael Devin ... are you kidding me...what a f#*king honor beyond belief!!! My heart is exploding."

O'Callaghan is an established freelance bassist, speaker and activist, touring and guesting on pop, funk, R&B and blues projects with various bands.

She will be joining the legendary artists during their Farewell Tour, starting on May 27, 2022, in Germany.

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Rage Against The Machine React To Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Rage Against The Machine React To Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

In a rare public statement, Rage Against the Machine have slammed the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges on Friday, November 19, after he fired an AR-15-style assault rifle that killed two protesters and seriously injured another at a 2020 rally in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The protest was in connection with the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Rittenhouse had traveled from his home state of Illinois to Kenosha, where he shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. He also injured Gaige Grosskreutz. His attorneys argued that he acted in self-defense.

"What defines innocence in America? Tamir Rice was executed by police for playing with a toy. Nobody was charged. Ahmaud Arbery went jogging and was murdered in broad daylight," read a statement from the band.

"Kyle Rittenhouse armed himself and killed people who were fighting for racial justice. He claimed self-defense," they added. "This is the settler logic of America's founding myth: whiteness must cast itself as the victim in order to justify its violence against those resisting its oppression. Welcome to the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave."

RATM guitarist Tom Morello also commented individually, tweeting, "When the courts do what they were designed to do and protect and enforce white supremacy: don't mourn, organize."

Several other other musicians and celebrities have also spoke out after the verdict.

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Guitars Played By Eric Clapton, U2's The Edge & More Sell For Over $5 Million

Guitars Played By Eric Clapton, U2's The Edge & More Sell For Over $5 Million

Guitars played by Erick Clapton, U2's The Edge, and Amy Winehouse fetched over $5 million at a recent auction.

The auction, titled Julien's Auctions' Icons & Idols: Rock N' Roll, took place on November 20 and 21. The highest bid went to Clapton's acoustic guitar, used during his time with Derek & The Dominoes. The guitar received a winning bid of $625,000. Clapton's handwritten lyrics for "Layla" sold for $37,500.

The Edge's 1976 Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar, used during the band's 1987 The Joshua Tree tour, was sold for $437,500, while a guitar used by his U2 bandmate Bono was sold for $115,000.

The Fender Stratocaster used by Winehouse on stage and in the video for "Take The Box" received a bid of $153,000. A guitar used by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, used throughout the cycle of the band's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, sold for $200,000.

Meanwhile, some items that were previously advertised were not auctioned off, including artwork by Kurt Cobain and Robert Plant's handwritten lyrics for Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir."

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Twenty One Pilots Announce 2022 'The Icy Tour' Dates

Twenty One Pilots Announce 2022 'The Icy Tour' Dates

Twenty One Pilots have announced the dates for the upcoming "The Icy Tour 2022," which will see them perform in several cities across the U.S. and Canada.

According to the announcement, there will be concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City, UBS Arena in Belmont Park, New York, Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Chase Center in San Francisco, and Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle during the tour in support of the band's latest album, Scaled and Icy.

The 23-date trek commences on August 18, 2022 with a show at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The final concert will be at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington, on September 24.

"The Icy Tour is coming to North America next year. Register for tickets now," the group captioned a video on Twitter, along with a direct link for fans to see the full list of dates and sign up for ticket release updates.

In addition to the tour announcement, Twenty One Pilots released Scaled and Icy (Livestream Version) on Friday.

Aug 18 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy CenterAug 20 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars ArenaAug 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Heritage Bank CenterAug 23 - New York, NY - Madison Square GardenAug 24 - Belmont Park, NY - UBS ArenaAug 26 - Montreal, QC - Bell CentreAug 27 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank ArenaAug 30 - Cleveland, OH - Rocket Mortgage FieldHouseAug 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints ArenaSep 02 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo CenterSep 03 - Washington, DC - Capital One ArenaSep 04 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum CenterSep 07 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone ArenaSep 09 - Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile CenterSep 10 - St. Louis, MO - Enterprise CenterSep 13 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines CenterSep 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Footprint CenterSep 17 - Anaheim, CA - Honda CenterSep 18 - San Francisco, CA - Chase CenterSep 20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vivint ArenaSep 22 - Portland, OR - Moda CenterSep 24 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena

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Foo Fighters Share 'Love Dies Young' Video Starring Jason Sudeikis

Foo Fighters Share 'Love Dies Young' Video Starring Jason Sudeikis

Foo Fighters recently shared a new music video for "Love Dies Young" starring Jason Sudeikis.

In the music video, Sudeikis plays a synchronized swimming coach. He gives a pep talk to five swimmers in the start of the video, who are later revealed to be the band's members. Sudeikis sports a blonde wig and mustache and an American flag jacket.

"How lucky are we? We get to do something that we love, that we are good at. How lucky are we?" Sudeikis' character says in a locker room. "You get to do your synchro, I get to coach you. I get to coach champions. Potential champions."

Sudeikis then starts yelling at his team, shouting, "This is the most important competition of your lives. I yell at you because I love you. You listen to me because you love me."

"Is this a weird dynamic? Yeah sure, from the outside - to losers. I picked you up out of the water by the scruffs of your necks, and I looked at you and I said, 'You will be a champion!' Or not," he adds before the opening guitar riff to "Love Dies Young" starts playing.

"Love Dies Young" appears on Foo Fighters' 10th studio album Medicine At Midnight, which dropped in February.

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Hulu Shares First Trailer For 'Pam & Tommy'

Hulu Shares First Trailer For 'Pam & Tommy'

Video streaming service Hulu recently released the first trailer for its upcoming biographical miniseries "Pam & Tommy."

The series revolves around the infamous 1995 sex tape drama involving Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson. Lee and Anderson famously had shot a sex tape on their honeymoon, which was stolen from their home by an electrician.

Lily James plays the role of Anderson, while Sebastian Stan stars as Lee.

"Not a big deal to me? I'm on that tape, same as you," Lee (Stan) is seen saying in the trailer, as the couple realize the tape is spreading across the internet. "No, not like me you're not," Anderson (James) responds.

Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spencer Granese and Mozhan Marnò also star in the eight-part series, executive produced by Rogen and creative partner Evan Goldberg and directed by Craig Gillespie.

The "Pam & Tommy" series premieres on February 2, 2022.

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Papa Roach's 'Kill The Noise' Hits No. 1 On Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart

Papa Roach's 'Kill The Noise' Hits No. 1 On Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart

Papa Roach's "Kill The Noise" has topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, earning the band their seventh No. 1 on the tally.

"Kill the Noise" rose to the top spot on the November 20-dated survey. The song is the band's second No. 1 of 2021 after "The Ending." This is the first time that the group has scored two No. 1s in the same year.

Simultaneously, "Kill the Noise" jumped to 9th spot from 5th position on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay list with 3.1 million audience impressions, up 13%, according to MRC Data.

The track has also peaked to a new No. 35 high on Alternative Airplay, marking the band's highest-charting song at the format since "Still Swinging," which peaked at No. 32 peak in October 2012.

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Quiet Riot Bassist Chuck Wright Shares Cover Of Björk's 'Army Of Me' From Upcoming Solo Album

Quiet Riot Bassist Chuck Wright Shares Cover Of Björk's 'Army Of Me' From Upcoming Solo Album

Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright has shared the first single from his upcoming solo album, Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky.

The song is a hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk's 1995 hit "Army of Me" and is accompanied by a video that represents Wright's exploration into disorder and parallels with the recent chaotic state of world affairs. The visuals include a 3D animation of an "army" of Ruth Bader Ginsburgs.

"I chose to recognize the late Justice Ginsburg in this video as she was such a formidable presence on and off the bench," Wright said. "She challenged the status quo knocking down legal obstacles to women's equality and inspired an army of believers."

The track "Army Of Me" features Wright's musical peers, including the late Pat Torpey on drums, guitarist Lanny Cordola, and Sven Martin on keyboards along with songstress Whitney Tai.

Chuck Wright's Sheltering Sky, scheduled to release in 2022, features more than 30 guest performers.

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WILLOW Teams Up With Kid Cudi, Travis Barker On 'Transparent Soul' Remix

WILLOW Teams Up With Kid Cudi, Travis Barker On 'Transparent Soul' Remix

WILLOW has shared a remix of her hit song "Transparent Soul" featuring Kid Cudi and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

"Transparent Soul," the lead single from her fourth solo studio album Lately I Feel Everything, was released in April. The pop-punk song was certified Gold.

"I am so grateful for this song because it was created during such an introspective time during quarantine. The solitude allowed me to introspect and really let go of the insecurities I had about making a project in this genre," WILLOW said in a statement. "I am humbled and grateful that Kid Cudi is now able to bring his magic to this remix."

Willow is scheduled to play a headline show in Camden, London, in December, and share stages with Billie Eilish as supporting act at select U.S. shows on her "Happier Than Ever" world tour next year.

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Slipknot's 'The Chapeltown Rag' Debuts Atop Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs Chart

Slipknot's 'The Chapeltown Rag' Debuts Atop Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs Chart

Slipknot's new single "The Chapeltown Rag" debuted atop Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs chart.

With the song, the thrash metal band scored their first No. 1 entry on the tally, which began in June 2020.

"The Chapeltown Rag," which dropped on November 5, debuted with 1.7 million streams and 4,100 downloads in the week ending November 11, according to MRC Data.

The song also bowed at No. 1 on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, earning the band their fifth chart-topper and first since "Unsainted" in 2019.

The track also entered at No. 35 on the Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, earning the group its 19th entry.

"The Chapeltown Rag" is the first single from Slipknot's forthcoming seventh studio album. The band's last LP, We Are Not Your Kind, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in August 2019, earning the band their third chart-topper.

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Eddie Vedder Shares 'The Haves' From Upcoming Solo Album

Eddie Vedder Shares 'The Haves' From Upcoming Solo Album

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has revealed that his upcoming solo album Earthling will drop on February 11 via Seattle Surf/Republic Records. He also shared the second single from the album, "The Haves."

"When you wake up/Just might be/The first of many blows that you'll receive/Today, we need/We want what we need," Vedder sings on the new track. "All of the haves they have not/Not got half of what we've got/They want more, I just want you."

"The Haves" was co-written by former Red Hot Chili Pepper member Josh Klinghoffer and produced by Andrew Watt, who also produced the first single from the LP, "Long Way."

"The Haves" will features on the B-side of a previously announced seven-inch "Long Way" record available at Pearl Jam's Ten Club.

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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Announce First Tour In 12 Years

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Announce First Tour In 12 Years

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will embark on their first tour together in 12 years, in support of their new album Raise The Roof, next year.

Raise the Roof was released on Friday, 13 years after the duo's Grammy-winning hit album, Raising Sand.

Recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium studios, the album was produced by T Bone Burnett.

The 10-date tour will start from Canandaigua, New York, on June 1, 2022.

The U.S. tour will wrap up on June 16 at the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in Atlanta after covering nine other cities.

The entertainers will leave for the U.K. and Europe tour the same month.

Tickets sale for the U.S. tour will begin on December 3 at 10 a.m. local time, while the tickets go on sale for the final show in Atlanta at 9 a.m. ET. Pre sale of tickets will begin on November 29.

Tour Dates:

June 1 - Canandaigua, NY @ CMACJune 3 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts CenterJune 4 - Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills StadiumJune 6 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music TheatreJune 7 - Chicago, IL @ Jay Pritzker PavilionJune 9 - Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State ParkJune 11 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post PavilionJune 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion @ The MannJune 14 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre*June 16 - Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

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Rob Zombie Shares First Look At Mad Scientist From 'The Munsters' Reboot

Rob Zombie Shares First Look At Mad Scientist From 'The Munsters' Reboot

Rob Zombie has shared another look at his new version of The Munsters film, revealing some of the movie's cast.

Zombie took to Instagram to provide fans a glimpse of the Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgan character, which is being portrayed by Richard Brake.

"Here is your first look at Richard Brake on set as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, Transylvania's most popular Mad Scientist," Zombie wrote, adding, "I wonder what he has in store for our new world of Gods and Munsters?"

He hashtagged the post with some of the actors for the film as well: #themunsters #richardbrake #robzombie #sherimoonzombie #jeffdanielphillips #danielroebuck

Brake also wrote about his appearance in the film, saying, "I've hung out with Stormtroopers, killed Batman's parents and popped into the Marvel Universe. But this! This is a childhood dream come true. The Munsters!!! So excited to be a part of it."

Brake, a favorite of Zombie, acted in three of the latter's last four movies. The Munsters will star Jeff Daniel Phillips, who has also had a role in every Zombie flick since Halloween II, as Herman Munster, while Zombie's wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, takes on the role of Lily Munster.

Dan Roebuck, Jorge Garcia and Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, are also reportedly starring in the movie.

An official release date for the film has not been announced. According to reports, the movie will likely release in 2022 both in theaters and through NBC's streaming platform, Peacock.

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Spoon Share Cover Of The Beatles' 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)'

Spoon Share Cover Of The Beatles' 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)'

Spoon have shared a cover of The Beatles' holiday classic "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" as part of a new Spotify Holiday Singles series.

"Recording 'Christmas Time (Is Here Again)' was a group effort that pulled us away from rehearsals and quickly sent us down a turbulent path of what you might call the Christmas spirit," the band's frontman Britt Daniel said. "And it's our song with the most band members doing vocals ever - pretty sure I'm counting four. THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS IS OVER."

"Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" was originally recorded by the Beatles for their fifth fan club Christmas record, Christmas Time Is Here Again! (1967).

Following its December 1967 release, "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" remained officially unavailable for decades. A planned release in 1984 faltered after the abandonment of the Beatles' then-upcoming album Sessions.

Apple released a shortened version of the song in December 1995 as the B-side to the song "Free as a Bird".

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Metallica Announce 40th Anniversary 'San Francisco Takeover'

Metallica Announce 40th Anniversary 'San Francisco Takeover'

Metallica have announced several variety programs in San Francisco next month marking the 40th anniversary of the heavy metal band.

"We're just one short month away from celebrating 40 years together, and we can't wait to welcome fans from around the world to our hometown!" Metallica said in a statement.

"When we first told you about the two shows at Chase Center on December 17 and 19, we also promised a full weekend of 'TALLICA family vibes with curated live music, Blackened Whiskey tastings, and other events starting the night before the first show," the band added. "Well. we're back with all the details."

The three-day celebration, titled "San Francisco Takeover," will begin with White Reaper and Taipei Houston playing at August Hall on December 16.

The Wedding Band, Goodnight, Texas, and Bastardane will take the stage at The Fillmore on December 17.

The Blackened American Whiskey Team will host the official Metallica 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Party on the same day.

Those who buy Ross Halfin's book "Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White" will get an opportunity to get it signed by the acclaimed photographer on December 18.

There will also be a Q&A with Steffan Chirazi at the Elk's Lodge and a gallery show taking place at 198 Utah Street.

A Film Fest will kick off at the The AMC Kabuki 8 on the same day. Metallica offers to screen the films Cliff 'Em All, Cunning Stunts and Orgullo, Pasión y Gloria: Tres Noches En La Ciudad de México.

Kamasi Washington and The OTTTO will also be hitting the stage during the weekend at various venues.

Tickets for "San Francisco Takeover" go on sale on Friday at 10 AM PST.

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KISS Share Previously Unreleased 'Rock N' Rolls Royce' Demo

KISS Share Previously Unreleased 'Rock N' Rolls Royce' Demo

KISS recently shared an unreleased demo, "Rock N' Rolls Royce," from the 45th anniversary reissues of their fourth studio album, Destroyer.

The Gene Simmons song failed to make the cut of the original Destroyer album that came out in 1976, but a reworked version that came out as "Love 'Em And Leave 'Em" eight months later featured on the band's fifth album, Rock And Roll Over.

The "45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition" of Destroyer, is out as a 4CD + Blu-ray Audio box set that includes a newly-rematsered version of the original album, a disc containing 15 demos (including nine unreleased demos) from Paul Stanley's and Simmons' personal archives, a few studio outakes, and alternate versions/mixes and single edits.

The deluxe version also contains a live performance from the L'Olympia in Paris, France, as well as 2 bonus tracks.

The box set also features a 68-page hardcover book with extensive liner notes by Paul Elliott and Ken Sharp featuring interviews with band members, then-manager Bill Aucoin, and album producer Bob Ezrin, as well as an extensive collection of KISS memorabilia from the era, including a complete recreation of the original KISS Army Kit with the original folder and other memorabilia.

The 2021 reissue series is also available in a Deluxe Edition 2CD package, and a 2LP set on standard double black vinyl and limited edition yellow and red double colored vinyl, as well as digital formats.

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Tom Morello Announces New Solo Album 'The Atlas Underground Flood'

Tom Morello Announces New Solo Album 'The Atlas Underground Flood'

Tom Morello has announced a new solo album, The Atlas Underground Flood, featuring alt-rockers Barns Courtney, Ben Harper, Nathaniel Rateliff and rappers Jim Jones and Chipotle Joe.

His second solo album of the year, following The Atlas Underground Fire, is due to be released on December 3 via Mom + Pop Music.

"The Atlas Underground Flood finishes what The Atlas Underground Fire started," Morello said in a statement. "Fire and Flood are my London Calling. Admiring The Clash at their apex moment, I sought to make a double album where artistic intent supersedes genre."

"I aimed to forge a central curated vision to tie together a sonically fearless, wild, and wide-ranging musical ambition with a tremendous cast of collaborators. And of course, there are many guitar solos," added the Rage Against the Machine guitarist.

Morello has also released three new tracks from the album - "Human," "Hard Times" and "Raising Hell."

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Aerosmith Share Early Recording Of 'Movin' Out' From 'The Road Starts Hear'

Aerosmith Share Early Recording Of 'Movin' Out' From 'The Road Starts Hear'

On November 26, rock legends Aerosmith will release Aerosmith - 1971: The Road Starts Hear, a rare and previously unheard rehearsal from 1971 as part of Record Store Day.

Ahead of the release, the 1971 rehearsal recording of "Movin' Out" is available exclusively on Aerosmith's official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/aerosmith

Recently discovered in the Aerosmith vaults, the original tape had not been touched in decades. This historic recording features seven extraordinary tracks showcasing the early, unbridled talent of the future Hall of Fame members, including a nascent version of "Dream On," which they would later record and release on their 1973 eponymous major label debut.

Aerosmith is one of the few bands to chart with the same song 5 decades later. "Dream On" was a hit in 1973, reaching No. 59 on Billboard's Hot 100, and re-entered the charts in 2020 at No. 4 on the Hard Rock Streaming Songs chart.

The Road Starts Hear, produced by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Steve Berkowitz, is available on both vinyl and as a limited edition cassette.

It features previously unseen archived photos, images of the original tape box, and liner notes written by Rolling Stone's David Fricke with new interviews and comments from the band about this long forgotten recording.

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Star-Studded Lineup Unveiled For Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest

Star-Studded Lineup Unveiled For Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest

Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Mickey Guyton, Green Day and Miley Cyrus have been confirmed as headliners for the star-studded Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival.

The three-night Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest is set to take place Thursday, February 10, through Saturday, February 12, at the Crypto.com Arena, formerly the Staples Center, in downtown Los Angeles.

Halsey and MGK are headliners for the Thursday night, while newlyweds Shelton and Stefani along with Guyton will headline on Friday night. Saturday's Super Bowl Eve concert lineup will feature Green Day and Miley Cyrus.

Tickets for the general public are on sale now.

"Los Angeles is the epicenter of sports and entertainment, and we're thrilled to host this incredible festival for a celebration of everything the city represents," said On Location President Paul Caine. "This unforgettable staple of Super Bowl weekend anchors an exciting slate of On Location experiences."

According to the statement, along with the performance, the festival will feature surprise appearances by celebrities and athletes. "Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest has quickly become one of the most anticipated fan events of the week," said NFL EVP of Club Business & Events, Peter O'Reilly. "Three nights of incredible talent at an amazing venue in Los Angeles as the Super Bowl returns to the city for the first time in nearly 30 years will make this year's music fest the most exciting ever."

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Pearl Jam Announce Rescheduled North American Tour Dates Beginning May 2022

Pearl Jam Announce Rescheduled North American Tour Dates Beginning May 2022

Pearl Jam have announced the rescheduled dates of their North American Tour.

The shows in North America, previously scheduled to begin in March 2020, will start in May 2022.

"We are working to finalize the details of the new tour schedule and will announce the dates early next year," the band said. "For nearly two years, the band has wanted nothing more than to play their new music live for you."

"The whole Pearl Jam team shares your excitement for us all to be safely on the road again together," they added.

Pearl Jam thanked fans for their patience and flexibility "as we have waited to reschedule the band's postponed 2020 North American tour".

Pearl Jam was the first major band to postpone tour dates in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, one and a half years ago.

Meanwhile, Pearl Jam performed on stage in September at Sea.Hear.Now, Danny Clinch's festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and then at frontman Eddie Vedder's Ohana Festival.

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Ace Frehley Suggests Astroworld Tragedy Was 'Satanic Ritual' Gone Wrong

Ace Frehley Suggests Astroworld Tragedy Was 'Satanic Ritual' Gone Wrong

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is supporting a conspiracy theory that suggests the deaths at a Travis Scott concert earlier this month were part of a "satanic ritual" gone wrong.

During Scott's November 5 set at his Astroworld festival, a crowd surged occurred that left ten people dead - eight on the night of the concert and two more in the hospital over the following days. Twenty-five people were hospitalized and more than 300 people were treated for injuries at the festival's field hospital.

"In regards to what happened in Houston, TX. Our players go out to all the families who lost loved ones at the concert!" Frehley posted on Facebook. "Seems like it was a 'Satanic Ritual' gone very wrong! They'll (sic) Be Hell to Pay! For everyone who let those kids die!"

"All people of every faith and religion should band together to stop this from ever happening again in America," Frehley concluded.

Meanwhile, a $750 million lawsuit has been filed in a Houston Civil Court by high-powered attorney Tony Buzbee on behalf of more than 125 fans, including the family of one of the deceased, alleging Scott and show organizers were negligent in their planning of the festival.

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Journey Announce 'Freedom Tour 2022' With Billy Idol, Toto

Journey Announce 'Freedom Tour 2022' With Billy Idol, Toto

Journey have announced "Freedom Tour 2022," an extensive 2022 arena tour across the United States and Canada with Billy Idol and Toto.

Each show in the first leg of the tour will feature an opening set from Idol, while Toto will open on the second leg beginning April 7.

Tickets for the tour that runs from February 22 through May 11 will go on sale to the general public on November 19 via Ticketmaster, with a fan pre-sale taking place between November 16 and 18.

"It's that time - time to get back to where we are used to being - on stage!" Journey guitarist Neal Schon said. "We are looking forward to shifting into high gear and bringing you the best show possible. The band is running on all 12 cylinders and very excited!"

"Please come and join us once again for an evening full of rocking stage connection fun. See you soon, friends," he added.

The rock band will play a six-show Las Vegas residency at the Theater at Virgin Hotels in December.

Tour Dates:

Feb. 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaFeb. 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterFeb. 25 - Belmont Park, NY @ UBS ArenaFeb. 27 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential CenterFeb. 28 - Boston, MA @ TD GardenMarch 2 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaMarch 5 - Quebec City, QC @ Videotron CentreMarch 7 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank ArenaMarch 8 - Albany, NY @ Times Union CenterMarch 12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv ForumMarch 14 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterMarch 16 - Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile CenterMarch 17 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom CenterMarch 19 - N. Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank ArenaMarch 21 - St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise CenterMarch 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint ArenaMarch 27 - Portland, OR @ Moda CenterMarch 28 - Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge ArenaMarch 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Chase CenterApril 1 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 CenterApril 4 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda CenterApril 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples CenterApril 7 - San Diego, CA @ Pechanga Arena San DiegoApril 9 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River ArenaApril 11 - Denver, CO @ Ball ArenaApril 13 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterApril 15 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterApril 20 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaApril 21 - Orlando, FL @ Amway CenterApril 24 - Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank CenterApril 25 - Atlanta, GA @ State Farm ArenaApril 27 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaApril 28 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum CenterApril 30 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein CenterMay 2 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate ArenaMay 4 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel ArenaMay 5 - Indianapolis, IN @ Gainbridge FieldhouseMay 7 - Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldhouseMay 9 - Washington, DC @ Capitol One ArenaMay 11 - Hartford, CT @ XL Center

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Metallica Launching 'Black Box' Featuring Memorabilia From Personal Collections

Metallica Launching 'Black Box' Featuring Memorabilia From Personal Collections

Metallica have launched the Metallica Black Box, which offers an ongoing deep dive into every era of the famous heavy metal band's four decades-long career from the early '80s garage days up to the current multi-platinum status.

"We've been incredibly fortunate to travel to all corners of the planet, meet so many amazing people, and do things we once only dreamed of. And when you've been around for 40 years, you manage to collect a few things," Metallica shared on its website.

"Along the way, the four of us have hung on to many keepsakes, photographs, articles of clothing, sketches, and so much more, stashing these items away in attics, garages, and storage spaces," the band added. "But no more as we're excited to launch The Metallica Black Box."

The band's current lineup includes founding members and primary songwriters James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo.

The band said they are now officially "unboxing" their collections and pulling their favorite, most significant, and personally meaningful artifacts in collaboration with Inveniem and Definitive Authentic.

Features available in the Black Box will range from weekly live-stream events to extremely limited signed memorabilia.

"In the weeks, months, and years ahead, The Black Box will venture progressively deeper into the vaults, the sounds, the visuals, the instruments, the culture, and beyond," Metallica.

The Metallica Black Box is making its debut with The Black Album Exhibition.

Additional artifacts to The Black Album Exhibition will be posted before the end of the year.

"Next year we'll return with new exhibits, including a 40-year retrospective and a showcase of the incredible creations of the brilliant graphic artists we've worked with over the years," said Metallica.

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Imagine Dragons Add Milton Keynes Show To 2022 Tour

Imagine Dragons Add Milton Keynes Show To 2022 Tour

Imagine Dragons have added a Milton Keynes show on their recently announced 2022 Mercury world tour in support of their latest album Mercury - Act 1.

The newly added show is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Tickets for the U.K. show go on general sale Friday, November 19 at 9 am via Live Nation. Tickets for the European tour dates are already on sale.

Meanwhile, the world tour's North American leg is set to kick off on February 6 at Miami's FTX Arena. The European leg will commence on May 28 in Prague, Czech Republic, and is currently set to conclude on July 16 at the Lollapalooza Paris festival in Paris, France.

Mercury - Act 1, Imagine Dragons' first album since the release of Origins in 2018, dropped on September 3. The album debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, earning the band their fifth top 10 on the all-genre tally.

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U2 To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of 'Achtung Baby'

U2 To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of 'Achtung Baby'

Marking the 30th anniversary of U2's seminal album Achtung Baby, Island Records, Interscope, and UMe have announced a special Standard and Deluxe vinyl edition release on November 19.

Achtung Baby (30th Anniversary Edition) is available on Standard black vinyl and Deluxe color vinyl on November 19, with Achtung Baby (2018 Remaster) and Achtung Baby (Unter Remixes) also available digitally that day.

A 50-track digital boxset, which includes Uber Remixes, Unter Remixes, B-Sides with 22 tracks never-before available digitally, will be released on December 3.

U2 X-Radio, the band's SiriusXM channel, will present an Achtung Baby special this month. It will include interviews with band members and album collaboration with Daniel Lanois, Flood, and Anton Corbijn.

Achtung Baby is U2's seventh studio album, released on November 18, 1991.

Achtung Baby (30th Anniversary Edition) is available for pre order at https://u2.lnk.to/ab30

In celebration of Achtung Baby's anniversary, Berlin-based French artist Thierry Noir will paint a Trabant car as well as an exclusive mural painted on a section of the Berlin wall.

The bonnet of the Trabant will be auctioned at Phillips, London, on December 9, as part of their New Now sale, with proceeds going to the Berlin Institute for Sound and Music.

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Ted Nugent Shares Pro-Gun Anthem 'Come And Take It' From Upcoming Album

Ted Nugent Shares Pro-Gun Anthem 'Come And Take It' From Upcoming Album

Ted Nugent recently released a new song, "Come And Take It," a pro-gun anthem from his upcoming 16th studio album, Detroit Muscle. The album is due out on April 29, 2022 via Pavement Music.

"Being the all-time gonzo progenitor of love songs that I am, it is only fitting that I unleash the All-American defiant battle hymn from we the people to punks who dare tread on us," Nugent said when asked about the inspiration for the track. "Do you feel the love! Come and take it at your own risk."

A note on Nugent's website reads, "In these bizarro, desperate, treacherous times, it is now more important than ever for we the people to make our stand against tyranny and fascism. And nothing says it better than the historical colloquialism 'come and take it!'"

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Rise Against Share Cover Of CCR's 'Fortunate Son' From 'Nowhere Sessions'

Rise Against Share Cover Of CCR's 'Fortunate Son' From 'Nowhere Sessions'

Rise Against released a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" on Veterans Day.

The song, which addresses class issues of military conscription, is part of Rise Against's EP, Nowhere Sessions.

"We actually used to cover 'Fortunate Son' in our early basement days," said singer/guitarist Tim McIlrath. "To me, the song represents one of the best examples of mixing music and politics together so seamlessly that nobody questions it."

CCR released the original version of "Fortunate Son" in November 1969 during the peak of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The song peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Singer John Fogerty once said the song "speaks more to the unfairness of class than war itself," adding, "It's the old saying about rich men making war and poor men having to fight them."

Rise Against previously released "Talking to Ourselves (Nowhere Sessions" from the six-song live Nowhere Sessions EP.

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Green Day, Nine Inch Nails & My Morning Jacket To Headline Shaky Knees 2022

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails & My Morning Jacket To Headline Shaky Knees 2022

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, and My Morning Jacket are set to headline the Shaky Knees Festival to be held at Central Park in Atlanta, Georgia, between April 29 and May 1, 2022.

Next year's event marks the festival's seventh year. The festival, founded by Tim Sweetwood in 2013, got its name from the classic My Morning Jacket single "Stream Engine."

Billy Idol, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, CHVRCHES, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Death Cab For Cutie, Khruangbin, Coin, Japanese Breakfast, Faye Webster, The Garden, Colony House, Dirty Honey, Gang of Youths, Guided by Voices, Spoon, Highly Suspect, Travis, Mt. Joy, Kurt Vile & the Violators, The Regrettes and several others are also scheduled to perform during the three-day event. More performers are likely to be added in the coming months.

The Shaky Knees Festival, which did not take place in 2020 due to the pandemic, returned this October. Foo Fighters, Run The Jewels, and The Strokes headlined the festival this year.

Sale of tickets for three-day weekend admission or one-day general admission, general admission plus, VIP and platinum commenced on November 11 via the official Shaky Knees Festival website.

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Avril Lavigne Drops New Pop-Punk Single 'Bite Me'

Avril Lavigne Drops New Pop-Punk Single 'Bite Me'

Pop-punk legend Avril Lavigne has returned to her roots with her brand-new song, "Bite Me."

Released on Wednesday, November 10, the new song is drenched in guitar and percussion and explores the themes of self-worth and standing up for oneself in the face of a toxic relationship.

"I gave you one chance / You don't get it twice / And we'll be together never / So baby you can bite me," the 37-year-old belts out in the chorus of the song.

This marks the singer's first new release since recently signing with Travis Barker's DTA Records.

"I'm so f-ing excited to be releasing new music," Lavigne shared with her fans on Instagram. "I had so much fun making this record. This is just a taste of what's to come."

In a sit-down chat with Kevan Kenney on Alt 92.3, the musician revealed that said the track is "about self-worth and standing up for yourself and just being like 'You didn't treat me right. You didn't treat me well, and that doesn't work for me....so baby, you can bite me.'"

Lavigne also described the new record, from which the song is taken, as "fast and in your face" and an entirely alternative record, front-to-back. The title and release date of the album has yet to be revealed.

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KISS, Korn, Guns N' Roses & Foo Fighters To Headline Welcome To Rockville 2022

KISS, Korn, Guns N' Roses & Foo Fighters To Headline Welcome To Rockville 2022

KISS, Korn, Guns N' Roses and Foo Fighters have been announced as the headliners for the Welcome To Rockville music festival in 2022.

Next year's festival will take place at the Daytona International Speedwayin Florida during May 19-22.

Announcing the headliners for the four-day festival, promoter Danny Wimmer wrote on Twitter, "We knew we had to do something massive to follow the biggest Welcome To Rockville in history so we went out and got rock legends Guns N'Roses, newly inducted Rock N'Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters, (you wanted the best, we got the best) Kiss and DWP's most requested band, Korn."

"We're looking forward to breaking records at THE WORLD CENTER OF ROCK with you, see you in 2022!" he added.

Tickets for the 2022 Welcome To Rockville festival are available at https://welcometorockville2022.frontgatetickets.com/

This year's Welcome to Rockville festival just concluded.

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Arctic Monkey's Matt Helders Reveals New Album Is 'Pretty Much' Finished

Arctic Monkey's Matt Helders Reveals New Album Is 'Pretty Much' Finished

Arctic Monkey's drummer Matt Helders has revealed that their new album is "pretty much" finished.

In an interview by Radio 5 Live Breakfast, responding to a question if the new album was ready, Helders replied, "Yeah, pretty much, yeah. It was a bit disjointed how we had to do it, and there are bits to finish off, but yeah, it's all in the works."

"I think by the time we get everything together, it'll be next year. Hopefully, we can get out and tour next summer," he added.

Speaking as part of the BBC's Drumathon, Helders hinted at what the sound of the upcoming album will be.

"We tend to always move it on a little bit. For us, because we're so involved in it, it always makes sense," Helders said. "They always kind of pick up where the other one left off in a way."

"It makes sense when you think about it in the context of the last record," he added. "But we always do try and do something a bit different -- it's kind of hard to describe. You can tell it's the same band."

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Volbeat Share Video For New Single 'Shotgun Blues'

Volbeat Share Video For New Single 'Shotgun Blues'

Volbeat have shared the official video for the Danish/American rock band's latest single, "Shotgun Blues," from their upcoming album Servant Of The Mind.

In the song, Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen explores the ghostly events he recently experienced upon moving into a new home.

"Every time you move into a house, you bring dead people with you," said Poulsen. "Weird stuff happens when I move into a new house. it's very otherworldly."

Poulsen said he wrote the whole album in three months. Volbeat's new studio album will be released on December 3.

The album is available for pre-order at https://umg.lnk.to/SOTM

Packages include standard CD, deluxe 2LP vinyl (in various limited-edition variants) and a deluxe digital edition.

Servant Of The Mind standard edition track listing:

01. Temple Of Ekur02. Wait A Minute My Girl03. The Sacred Stones04. Shotgun Blues05. The Devil Rages On06. Say No More07. Heaven's Descent08. Dagen Før (feat. Stine Bramsen)09. The Passenger10. Step Into Light11. Becoming12. Mindlock13. Lasse's Birgitta

Deluxe 2 CD/2 LP and digital deluxe bonus tracks:

14. Return To None (WOLFBRIGADE cover)15. Domino (THE CRAMPS/ROY ORBISON cover)16. Shotgun Blues (feat. Dave Matrise from JUNGLE ROT)17. Dagen Før (Michael Vox Version)

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The Who's Roger Daltrey Describes Rolling Stones As 'Mediocre Pub Band'

The Who's Roger Daltrey Describes Rolling Stones As 'Mediocre Pub Band'

In a new interview, The Who frontman Roger Daltrey described the Rolling Stones as a "mediocre pub band."

This comment came when the Coda Collection asked Daltrey about The Who's contemporary bands, including the Stones and Led Zeppelin.

Appreciating Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger's work, he said, "You've got to take your hat off to him. He's the number one rock 'n' roll performer."

But in a subsequent statement on the legendary rock band, Daltrey said, "But as a band, if you were outside a pub and you heard that music coming out of a pub some night, you'd think, 'Well, that's a mediocre pub band.'"

Daltrey's comment comes barely a month after Beatles legend Paul McCartney called the Stones a "blues cover band."

In the interview, Daltrey also reflected on his time in music and the long history of The Who.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers My Chemical Romance's 'Welcome To The Black Parade'

Kelly Clarkson Covers My Chemical Romance's 'Welcome To The Black Parade'

Kelly Clarkson covered My Chemical Romance's "Welcome to the Black Parade" during the "Kellyoke" segment of the episode of "The Kelly Clarkson" Show on Thursday (November 11).

Clarkson's version of "Welcome to the Black Parade" clocked just over a minute and a half as against the original, which clocks five minutes and eleven seconds. However, the cover still brought out all the essence of the song, including the soaring harmonies.

"Welcome to the Black Parade," which is from MCR's 2006 album The Black Parade, is the band's only top 10 hit so far on the Billboard Hot 100.

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way reminisced on the track last month, saying it was inspired by "the triumph of the human spirit over darkness."

He also called it "the hardest [song] to finish" on 'The Black Parade,' and noted that it was almost cut from the album's tracklisting.

Clarkson recently covered tracks by the likes of Radiohead, The Weeknd, Depeche Mode, Olivia Rodrigo and Charli XCX in her "Kellyoke" series.

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Jack White Announces Two New Albums 'Fear Of The Dawn,' 'Entering Heaven Alive'

Jack White Announces Two New Albums 'Fear Of The Dawn,' 'Entering Heaven Alive'

Jack White recently announced that two brand new albums will be released next year.

The first album, Fear Of The Dawn, arrives via Third Man Records on April 8, 2022, and the second, Entering Heaven Alive will follow on July 22, 2022.

The new albums will be White's first new full-length collections in over four years.

Both albums are available for pre-order on vinyl and CD now. In addition to the standard black vinyl version of Fear Of The Dawn, five limited edition vinyl variants have been announced and are also available for pre-order.

Details of digital pre-orders for both albums and vinyl variants for Entering Heaven Alive will be announced at a later date.

White also released an official music video for "Taking Me Back," directed by White and co-directed by Lauren Dunn.

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KISS' Gene Simmons Labels The Unvaccinated The 'Enemy'

KISS' Gene Simmons Labels The Unvaccinated The 'Enemy'

Kiss bassist and co-lead singer Gene Simmons has dubbed Americans who remain unvaccinated against Covid-19 the "enemy."

"If you're willing to walk among us unvaccinated, you are an enemy," Simmons said in an interview on "TalkShopLive" on Wednesday.

"I don't care about your political beliefs," the "Rock and Roll All Nite" singer said when asked about canceling tour dates earlier this year due to the pandemic.

Simmons, 72, and his bandmate Paul Stanley recently tested positive for Covid despite being inoculated.

He was clear-cut in his support for observing regulations and guidelines that authorities issue in the wake of the pandemic.

"You are not allowed to infect anybody just because you think you've got rights that are delusional," Simmons said. "You don't have the right to go through a red light - actually the government has the right to tell you to stop."

"I don't want to risk my life just because you want to go through a red light. This whole idea, this delusional, evil idea that you get to do whatever you want and the rest of the world be damned is really terrible," he added.

Simmons said he doesn't like either the Democrats or the Republicans because they are spreading "all kinds of nonsense."

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Asking Alexandria's 'Alone Again' Reaches No. 1 On Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart

Asking Alexandria's 'Alone Again' Reaches No. 1 On Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart

Asking Alexandria have scored their first No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay chart with "Alone Again."

"Alone Again" rose from 4th spot to the No. 1 position on the chart dated November 13.

The band has topped the chart for the first time, nearly eight years after logging their first entry on the chart. The rockers' have 11 charted titles, with six of them hitting the top 10.

The band entered the chart for the first time with "The Death of Me," which peaked at No. 23 in November 2013. They earned their first top 10 with "Moving On," which peaked at No. 6 in February 2015.

"Alone Again" is the lead single from Asking Alexandria's seventh studio album See What's on the Inside. The set debuted at No. 22 on the Hard Rock Albums chart dated October 16 and has earned 11,000 equivalent album units to date.

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Bruce Kulick Announces Las Vegas Show With KISS Kruise Band

Bruce Kulick Announces Las Vegas Show With KISS Kruise Band

Bruce Kulick has announced that he will be performing a show in Las Vegas with his KISS Kruise band.

The KKX band, featuring Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz and Zach Throne, will perform songs from the 1980s and '90s on December 30 at Count's Vamp'd.

Tickets for the show can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bruce-kulick-live-at-counts-vampd-tickets-208847728177.

VIP Packages will be announced soon, but they do not include a ticket to the show.

"I am definitely glowing with pride over what me and my band put together, and I will go on record saying that it's not easy to do that material," Kulick told Ultimate Classic Rock. "But I'm always striving to do the work that I know the fans will love. I'm devoted to giving that experience to the fans."

"Who better to keep the '80s and '90s Kiss alive than me? And that's my goal, and I have the right guys to do it with and certainly enough material to make the fans extremely happy and grateful," added Kulick, who was long-time member of KISS.

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Greta Van Fleet Announce 2022 'Dreams In Gold' Tour Dates

Greta Van Fleet Announce 2022 'Dreams In Gold' Tour Dates

Greta Van Fleet have announced plans to embark on a "Dreams In Gold Tour." The band will be on road in support of their sophomore album The Battle at Garden's Gate, which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year.

The 24-date tour will kick off on March 10 at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and conclude on June 29 at O2 Apollo in Manchester, U.K.

The rock band has tapped Rival Sons and The Velveteers as support acts for the U.S. dates. They will head to Brazil and Mexico in May, followed by some European dates in June. Tickets go for the Dreams in Gold tour are on sale now.

Dreams in Gold Tour Dates

March 10 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterMarch 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The DeltaPlex ArenaMarch 13 - Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event CenterMarch 16 - Flint, MI @ Dort Financial CenterMarch 17 - Ypsilanti, MI @ EMU Convocation CenterMarch 19 - Huntington, WV @ Mountain Health ArenaMarch 22 - Madison, WI @ ??Kohl CenterMarch 23 - Green Bay, WI @ Resch CenterMarch 25 - Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center OmahaMarch 26 - Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic CenterMarch 29 - Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank CenterMarch 30 - Hershey, PA @ GIANT CenterApril 1 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess ArenaApril 2 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Hard Rock Live at Etess ArenaMay 3 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ QualistageMay 16 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi CenterJune 5 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Grona LundJune 11 - Vienne, France @ Theatre Antique de VienneJune 14 - Cologne, Germany @ TanzbrunnenJune 15 - Frankfurt, Germany @ JarhunderthalleJune 23 - Dublin, Ireland @ FairviewJune 25 - London, UK @ Alexandra PalaceJune 28 - Manchester, UK @ O2 ApolloJune 29 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo

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