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Rage Against the Machine cancel their 2022 European tour per doctor’s advice for frontman Zack de la Rocha

Rage Against the Machine have canceled the U.K. and European leg of its reunion tour, after frontman Zack de la Rocha was advised by doctors not to proceed with intensive touring following a recent injury. The band will go ahead with their remaining residency shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The band in a statement:  “Per medical guidance, Zack de la Rocha has been advised that the August and September 2022 U.K. and European leg of the Rage Against the machine tour cannot proceed. It is with great disappointment that we announce this cancellation. Rage Against the Machine will be finishing their run at Madison Square Garden on August 11, 12 and 14 and then Zack must return home for rest and rehabilitation. The flights, travel time, and rigorous schedule in the U.K. and Europe are simply too much of a risk for a complete recovery. We are so sorry to all of our fans who have waited years to see us and hope to Rage again soon.”

de la Rocha has been recovering from a leg injury he sustained during a July 11 performance in Chicago while the band was performing their 1991 hit “Bullet in the Head.” The singer was helped to the side of the stage by crew members and returned to perform the rest of the set while sitting on a stage monitor, and he has been performing shows seated since to not add pressure to his leg.

The band’s next scheduled tour dates are set to begin in February 2023 and run through April in North America.

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Metallica, Mariah Carey, H.E.R. and more lead Global Citizen lineups

Metallica, Rosalia, Mariah Carey, SZA, Jonas Brothers, Usher and H.E.R. lead the lineups for two simultaneous Global Citizen festivals, to be held Sept. 24 at New York’s Central Park and Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana.

Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía will perform in Central Park, hosted by Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and TEMS will be featured at the Ghana edition.

The 10th edition of the event will be broadcast live on ABC, FX, Hulu, iHeartRadio, TimesLIVE, Twitter and YouTube. According to a statement, Global Citizen is ‘calling on world leaders to “invest $600 million into the future of women and girls, close the annual $10 billion climate financing shortfall, deliver $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis and provide urgent relief from crushing debts to end extreme poverty now.’

Tickets to the festival are free and can be earned by taking action on a variety of issues through Global Citizen’s app.

Metallica, Stormzy and Mariah Carey for Global Citizen Festival 2022

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Architects cancel rescheduled 2022 North American tour

Architects had been planning to return to the concert stage this year, but according to a new statement from the band “logistical issues” is being cited as the cause for the cancellation of their 2022 North American tour. Architects was set to hit the road with We Came as Romans and Like Moths to Flames, launching on Sept. 6 in Minneapolis.  The tour was in support of the band’s 2021 release, For Those That Wish to Exist.

In their statement, the band writes, “It pains us to announce that despite the best efforts of everyone in our band, our crew and the rest of the team, a number of logistical issues have forced us to cancel our upcoming North American tour. We had been looking forward to playing so many new songs for you, but everything from transportation to visa approval timelines and other hurdles have made the trip impossible at this stage.  We recognize the last few years have been a challenging time for everyone and we were really excited to perform for you and share moments together that only live music can facilitate. We will announce new plans to return as soon as we can. The last thing we want to do is announce new dates that we will be unable to uphold. Thank you for your understanding. We will be back. In the meantime, refunds for tickets & VIP will be made automatically to the method of payment used to purchase.”

We Came as Romans also issued a statement following the cancellation news:  “We’re extremely saddened to share the cancellation of the For Those That Wish to Exist U.S. Tour. Architects are facing logistical issues that prevent this tour from happening. However, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you soon. We can’t wait.”

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TESLA releases music video for new single ‘Time To Rock!’

TESLA has released the official music video for the band’s new single, “Time To Rock!” The track – which was self-produced by the band – is the first new music since last summer’s single “Cold Blue Steel”. You can stream “Time To Rock!” –  here.

The video for “Time To Rock!”, directed and edited by videographer Brandon Gullion, was filmed at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in the band’s hometown of Sacramento, CA. Tesla’s most recent full studio album is 2019’s “Shock”, and marked the group’s highest-charting US record since 1994’s “Bust A Nut”, which it reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200.

Tesla also currently have U.S. concert dates scheduled into late September. You can take a look at the video for “Time To Rock!” – here.

TESLA Release Official Music Video For New Single “Time To Rock!”

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Anthrax pulls out for second show in Texas ‘due to a medical concern’

Anthrax has pulled out of another Texas show, this time in Austin, TX on Tuesday night at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre “due to a medical concern.”  The thrash legends had also canceled Monday night’s show in Dallas for the same reason; supporting acts Hatebreed and Black Label Society took the stage to perform despite Anthrax’s absence.  The two shows are part of Anthrax’s ongoing 40th Anniversary Tour.

Said Anthrax in a statement: “Charlie, Scott, Frank, Joey and Jon are really sorry to let their fans in Austin know that due to a medical concern, Anthrax has to cancel its show tonight at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre. Black Label Society and Hatebreed are still performing tonight, so the band hopes you’ll come out and rock with them. Refunds are available until the venue box office closes at 9 PM tonight, or at point of purchase. Everyone in the band looks forward to seeing their Austin fans soon!”

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Ozzy Osbourne makes surprise appearance at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games for Black Sabbath mini-reunion with Tony Iommi

Ozzy Osbourne surprised fans at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, teaming up with fellow Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi for a performance of “Paranoid” at the closing ceremony for the games.

It was the first time the metal icons played together onstage since Black Sabbath played their final show ever in February 2017, and marked Ozzy’s first live performance in nearly three years — and his first since undergoing a major neck operation earlier this summer. Ozzy’s last performance was at the American Music Awards in November 2019, joining Post Malone and Travis Scott onstage for “Take What You Want.” Before that he had put his “No More Tours 2” farewell outing on hold as he battled his various health issues.

After the intro to “Iron Man” played with Ozzy shouting “I am Iron Man” from backstage, Osbourne made his way to the stage joined by Iommi and the two musicians who performed on Black Sabbath’s final tour: bassist Adam Wakeman, and drummer Tommy Clufetos.  In addition to the surprise gig at the Commonwealth Games, Osbourne and Iommi recently reunited in the studio to record the track “Degradation Rules” for Ozzy’s upcoming album, Patient Number 9, which drops on September 9th.

Watch Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi perform “Paranoid” at the Commonwealth Games in the video – here.

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Metallica launches collaboration with ‘Stranger Things’

Metallica has launched a collaborative line of clothing with the Netflix series Stranger Things. All the designs feature a unique take on the “Hellfire Club” t-shirt worn by Season 5 hero Eddie Munson.

Metallica has embraced the renewed interested in their already-classic track “Master of Puppets,” due to its placement in the Stranger Things Season 5 finale.

You can check out the full performance video from Lollapalooza in Chicago, as well as a backstage clip with the band featuring Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson).

All designs can be purchased at both the Official Metallica Store and the Official Netflix Shop.

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Whitesnake cancels North America tour dates due to frontman David Coverdale’s illness

Whitesnake has canceled their upcoming North American tour with The Scorpions. Frontman David Coverdale is still receiving treatment for an upper respiratory infection that forced the group to cancel European tour dates last month.

Coverdale’s Instagram said: “It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well. While Whitesnake will no longer be on the tour, the Scorpions will be continuing on. We Wish Our Good Friends, The Scorpions Every Success!!!”

The Scorpions have also shared a statement: “We wanted to let you know that Whitesnake will no longer be joining us on our U.S. and Canadian Rock Believer tour. Nothing is more important than our fans and it was important to us that we keep the shows as scheduled. We wish Whitesnake all the best and look very much forward to seeing you and rocking with you all on tour along with Thundermother.”

Prior to the European cancelation, the band had canceled several dates due to Coverdale’s various health issues. Guitarist Reb Beach also missed five shows while he recovered from an undisclosed illness, and then the group missed a festival performance due to drummer Tommy Aldridge not being able to play, also for undisclosed reasons. Coverdale had announced he was also ill and suffering from a sinus and trachea infection which caused more issues.

The Scorpions will kick-off the Rock Believer World Tour on August 21st in Toronto with dates through October 21st in Las Vegas.

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Bryan Adams releasing deluxe version of ‘So Happy It Hurts’ and vinyl ‘Classic’ collections

A super deluxe version of Bryan Adams’ latest studio album, So Happy It Hurts, will be released on October 28.  The expanded collection includes a bonus disc featuring 12 of the tracks that appeared on Adams’ 2022 Classic and Classic Pt. II digital albums, which originally were released in March and earlier this month.

A two-LP, 14-track vinyl edition of the Classic recordings will be released on October 28, and will be available on standard back vinyl and limited-edition orange vinyl.  You can preorder the two-CD version of So Happy It Hurts and the Classic two-LP sets now.

Adams also has debuted a music video for his updated rendition of his 1998 single “When You’re Gone,” a duet with Melanie C of the Spice Girls. Bryan also recently premiered a video for the So Happy It Hurts track “I Ain’t Worth S*** Without You” that was filmed on stage at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall.

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Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White and Ice Nine Kills add third leg to “Trinity of Terror” triple co-headlining tour

Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White and Ice Nine Kills have announced that they are expanding their Trinity Of Terror triple headline tour with a brand new fall leg.

The new North American leg will include special guests Atreyu and it set to kick off on Halloween (October 31st) at El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, TX, with additional dates still to be announced.

Like the first two legs, the trek will feature Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Motionless In White alternating the headline spot. Tickets are on sale now; for more information, head here.

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