• Alice Cooper to "Raise the Dead" October 21

    Alice Cooper to "Raise the Dead" October 21

    Just in time for Halloween, Alice Cooper’s 2013 appearance at the the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany is ready to be unleashed.  Raise the Dead — Live from Wacken is set for an Oct. 21 release on CD and DVD by UDR-Home of Legends. The full concert features 22 songs, including covers of “Break on Through” by The Doors, “My Generation” by The Who, and “Another Brick in the Wall,” by Pink Floyd. The CD/DVD also includes an interview with Cooper, who describes his show as being akin to a Broadway show divided into three acts: Alice Glam, Alice… Read more

  • Jeff Lynne Hints at More Live ELO Shows

    Jeff Lynne Hints at More Live ELO Shows

    After he and the band played their first show in 28 years in London, England Sunday night, Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne is causing some excitement by hinting he may be open to more shows. The reclusive musician, joined by original ELO keyboardist Richard Tandy, took the stage at BBC Radio 2′s Festival in a Day in Hyde Park, delighting the crowd with a 17-song set list that included “Turn to Stone,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Evil Woman,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” and the lost gem “All Over the World,” from the 1980 movie Xanadu, which starred Olivia Newton John. According… Read more

  • Slash Documentary to Get TV Premiere as Part of "Slash Bash"

    Slash Documentary to Get TV Premiere as Part of "Slash Bash"

    Former Guns N’ Roses axe man Slash will be feeling the love with an all-day “Slash Bash” marathon kicking off at 10 a.m. this Saturday on AXS TV that will be highlighted by the television premiere of the all-new documentary Ernie Ball Presents: Real to Reel with Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The new documentary will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of World on Fire, the forthcoming album from the guitarist with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, which is due September 16.  The film is set to air Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5… Read more

  • Gene Simmons to Pitch New Music Competition Reality Show

    Gene Simmons to Pitch New Music Competition Reality Show

    KISS‘ Gene Simmons will pitch his reality television show, Coliseum, at MIPCOM, a television and entertainment networking forum held in Cannes, France next month. The show, which is produced by Simmons and Chris Philip, CEO of Sierra/Engine Television, will challenge musicians to form rock bands. Simmons will serve in a motivational role as the bands evolve in front of an audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons explained that “Coliseum is a no-holds-barred competition show between musical gladiators in the arena fighting to survive, fighting to be the champion, fighting to curry the… Read more

  • Bryan Adams Sets Nov. 24 as Release Date for "Reckless" 30th Anniv. Reissue

    Bryan Adams Sets Nov. 24 as Release Date for "Reckless" 30th Anniv. Reissue

    Bryan Adams‘ lavish 30th anniversary reissue of his breakthrough album Reckless will arrive in stores November 24. As previously reported, the reissue will feature a handful of tracks that didn’t make it onto the original album due to the limitations of ’80s technology — but there’s much, much more included in the package.  The super-deluxe edition will include four discs: the remastered original album with seven bonus tracks, a live concert from 1985, a Blu-ray version of the original album, and a DVD of Reckless — The Movie, a promotional film that originally came out with the album. That package… Read more

  • Streisand Says Releasing New Album’s Like Giving Birth: "Painful & Joyous at the Same Time"

    Streisand Says Releasing New Album’s Like Giving Birth: "Painful & Joyous at the Same Time"

    Barbra Streisand‘s all-star duets album, Partners, is in stores today, and according to the diva, releasing a new album is like giving birth: it’s great, but there’s some difficulty involved. This morning, Streisand sits down with Robin Roberts on ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss the new project, which finds her singing with top male stars of every genre, from Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie and Andrea Bocelli, to John Mayer, Billy Joel, Josh Groban and even the late King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley. Asked by Roberts if, this far into her career, she still feels the same excitement… Read more

  • Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin: "It’s So Long Ago"

    Robert Plant on Led Zeppelin: "It’s So Long Ago"

    When it comes to his musical past, Robert Plant doesn’t mind messing with the legend a little bit. Case in point: when performing with his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, the 65-year-old rocker has no problem reinventing tried and true Led Zeppelin staples “Black Dog” and “Whole Lotta Love” by using unconventional instruments. “I think it’s a way to enjoy the music,” he tells Billboard. “Our approach is driven mostly by trance and psychedelia and the musicians’ relationships to African music. In each case, one of the guys in the band will take dominance, and that kind of determines… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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