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MUDVAYNE drops out of ‘Louder Than Life’ festival after vocalist Chad Gray contracts COVID

Mudvayne has dropped out of the 4-day ‘Louder Than Life’ festival at the Kentucky Expo Center, after vocalist Chad Gray tested positive for COVID-19.  Mudvayne played their first reunion show at Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival on September 11.

Said Mudvayne in a statement: “After taking every precaution to follow CDC Covid protocols during rehearsals and recent performance Chad Gray and a few staff members have unfortunately tested positive for Covid-19. The safety of our organization, fans and festival partners must come first. We are left no choice but to cancel our performance at Louder Than Life this weekend. Apologies to all the fans attending the festival this weekend. We look forward to getting everyone healthy and ready for our Aftershock and Welcome To Rockville performances later this year. We appreciate your love & support throughout these unprecedented times.”

‘Louder Than Life’ subsequently announced the addition of Breaking Benjamin to Sunday’s lineup to take Mudvayne’s place. For the full festival lineup, click here.  Proof of vaccination is required to attend, and those who are not vaccinated must have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the first day they attend the festival.

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Elton John and Charlie Puth team up for the new song ‘After All’

Elton John and Charlie Puth have released a new song, “After All,” off Elton’s upcoming album of collaborations, ‘The Lockdown Sessions,’ due out October 22nd. ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ also features collaborations with Dua Lipa, Eddie Vedder, Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Gorillaz, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, Young Thug, and Nicki Minaj.

John says in a statement: “With ‘After All’ Charlie and I were in the studio, just the two of us. He’s got a little home set up with his keyboards, synths, and Pro Tools. I played electric piano and actually wrote the song all the way through and then Charlie wrote the lyrics pretty quickly. He’s incredibly quick, Charlie. We just had an amazing chemistry in the studio.”

Puth added, “As a songwriter, I have admired and looked up to Elton John my entire life. It is truly incredible how the melodies and chords seem to come to him instantly whenever he sits down at the piano. I got to witness that firsthand when we wrote this song together. He is world-class and the true definition of a musical genius. Being a part of his musical journey is a dream come true.”

Take a listen to “After All” – here.   John and Puth are both set to perform at the upcoming Global Citizen Live event in Paris, which will air on September 25th. They’ll also go live together on TikTok on September 26th at 2 p.m. ET/7 p.m. in the U.K to discuss “After All” and The Lockdown Sessions.

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Fan footage from Metallica’s surprise Chicago club show goes viral

Fan filmed video footage from Metallica’s 9/20 surprise club show at The Metro in Chicago, IL has been shared online. The event marked the band’s second last-minute gig in the past week, following a September 16 appearance in San Francisco, CA as they promote the newly-released series of 30th anniversary issues of their 1991 self-titled album.

Metallica said as they announced the show via social media: “THAT was way too much fun last week as we finally played in front of real live fans for the first time in over two years in our hometown of San Francisco. So why not do it again?? This time we’re in Chicago and we’ll be hitting the stage at the storied Metro on Clark Street tonight… our first time back there since 1983!!”

Metallica performed a 16-song set featuring material from their throughout their four-decade career. “CHICAGO!!!!!! Last night was insane!,” the group posted online the following day. “Thanks to all of you who were able to come out to the Metro Chicago on such short notice… it was a night to remember!”

To watch some fan footage from the show, click the article linked below.

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The Rolling Stones dedicate the new video for ‘Living in the Heart of Love’ to their late drummer, Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones have premiered a new music video for their song “Living in the Heart of Love,” which was shot in Paris and directed by Charles Mehling. The video features Marguerite Thiam and Nailia Harzoune eating, drinking, partying and clubbing their way through the city. Late Stones drummer Charlie Watts makes several appearances in the visual; and the video ends with the words “Charlie is my darling” superimposed over the Paris skyline

The Stones dropped “Living the Heart of Love” back in August, and the track will appear on the upcoming 40th-anniversary reissue of ‘Tattoo You,’ out October 22nd. The song is one of nine previously unreleased tracks that will be included on the bonus disc, ‘Lost & Found.’

Take a look at the “Living in the Heart of Love” video – here.

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Rush’s Geddy Lee to release new memoir in Fall 2022

Geddy Lee has announced that he will release a memoir slated for fall 2022. In an Instagram post, the bassist explained that the idea for a memoir came from his lockdown in Toronto during the pandemic. Lee wrote: “So, how did I kill time during the pandemic? Little did I know that as of March 2020 I’d be locked down for over a year and a half — the longest time I’d spent in Toronto since I was 19 and hit the Northern Ontario bar circuit with Rush.” He added: “I began to write. Words, that is.”

Lee also said that the memoir helped him grieve the death of his bandmate Neil Peart, who died months before the pandemic in January 2020. “My friend and collaborator on the Big Beautiful Book of Bass, Daniel Richler, saw how I was struggling in the aftermath of Neil’s passing, and tried coaxing me out of my blues with some funny tales from his youth, daring me to share my own in return,” he wrote. “So I did — reluctantly at first, but then remembering, oh yeah, I like wrestling with words.”

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Dave Grohl announces ‘The Storyteller: Live And In Person’ book tour in support of his memoir

Dave Grohl has announced a book tour in support of his forthcoming autobiography “The Storyteller.” Grohl will appear onstage at the Savoy Theatre in London, UK, which holds just over 1,000 people, next Monday, September 27; he will bring the tour stateside in October, with Grohl visiting New York City’s Town Hall
on October 5, the Lincoln Theater in Washington DC on October 7, and The Ford in LA, CA on the 12th and 13th.

Tickets for “Dave Grohl: The Storyteller Live And In Person” are on sale now, and are limited to two per transaction. Each ticket purchased includes a copy of “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music”.  For tickets & other info, head here: DaveGrohl.lnk.to/TSL

Click here to pre-order The Storyteller.

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Ghost & Volbeat announce 2022 arena tour

Volbeat and Ghost have announced that they are teaming up to launch a U.S. co-headlining tour in 2022 that will feature support from Twin Temple. The 26-date arena tour will be kicking off on January 25th in Reno, NV at the Reno Events Center and will be wrapping up on March 3rd in Anaheim, Ca at the Honda Center.

Volbeat had the following to say about the trekL: “We are so incredibly excited to get back to these cities with a Volbeat headline show, but getting to do it alongside a headline show from our goulish friends in Ghost and bringing the incomparable Twin Temple with us? How soon will it be January already!? Start getting ready, the thunder and lightning is coming to your town in 2022.”

Ticket presale will begin on Thursday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, September 23 at 10:00 p.m. via Ticketmaster. When prompted, type in the presale code “TOUR2022” to access tickets before the general public. General on-sale will be made available this Friday, September 24 at 10 a.m.

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Bring Me the Horizon release video for new single “DiE4u”

Bring Me the Horizon are back with a new single “DiE4u.”  According to a press release, “DiE4u” begins the second phase of the band’s series of ‘Post Human’ EPs. The first of the EP series, ‘Post Human: Survival Horror,’ arrived last year.

Said frontman Oli Sykes in a press release: “DiE4u’ is a song about toxic obsessions, vices and things you can’t kick. I think a lot of people went through very similar struggles while in lockdown, coming face to face with yourself and seeing who you really are and what’s important. The song is a triumphant and emotional one for me because it was a time of realization to kick the things that were no good, and to take the choice in bettering myself. It also connects to a deeper theme about us as a society, and how we need to look at the way we treat ourselves, each other as well as the world.”

Bring Me the Horizon will perform at Slipknot’s Knotfest Los Angeles on November 5th, and will hit the road for a tour of the UK in late September.

Check out the video for ‘DiE4u’ – here.

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Members of Foo Fighters, Jane’s Addiction team up for new band ‘NHC’

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, and bassist Chris Chaney have teamed up to form a new band called “NHC.”  The NHC group name stands for: N for Navarro; H for Hawkins; and C for Chaney.  Jane’s Addiction bassist Chaney and Foo Fighters drummer Hawkins previously played together in Alanis Morissette’s live band in the ’90s, while Chaney is also a part of Hawkins’ solo band ‘The Coattail Riders.’

NHC has recently shared two tracks – ‘Feed The Cruel‘ and ‘Better Move On,’ with Hawkins taking duties for lead vocals and drums, Navarro wielding the axe and Chaney playing bass.

NHC will make their live debut opening for Pearl Jam at the Ohana Festival in Dana Point, California on October 2.

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS share new video for acoustic version of “Only Love Can Save Me Now”

THE PRETTY RECKLESS has shared the video for the acoustic version of their latest hit single “Only Love Can Save Me Now.” Check it out – here.   Says singer Taylor Momsen: “It’s always tricky to do an acoustic version of songs that rely heavily on guitar riffs. “With ‘Only Love Can Save Me Now,’ we were pleasantly surprised by how it translated. Someday, I’d like to make a whole acoustic record of our songs.”

“Only Love Can Save Me Now” appears on the band’s new album “Death By Rock And Roll,” which also yielded two back-to-back No. 1 singles — “Death By Rock And Roll” and “And So It Went” (Feat. Tom Morello.)

“Only Love Can Save Me Now” is available for purchase and to stream here.

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