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Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper to embark on 2024 ‘The Freaks on Parade’ co-headlining tour

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper took their “Freaks On Parade Tour” co-headlining tour across North America in 2023, and now they will team up again for a new leg of the tour in 2024.

Zombie and Cooper  will embark on the 2024 ‘The Freaks on Parade’ co-headlining tour, joined again by Ministry and Filter as support on tour. The 2024 trek kicks off August 20th in Albuquerque and will hit stops across North America including Saint Paul, Milwaukee, Boston and Austin, before wrapping up on Wednesday, September 18th at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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Judas Priest share their latest song ‘Crown of Horns’

Judas Priest has shared their new song titled “Crown Of Horns”, the third single from their highly anticipated new studio album Invincible Shield, set for release on March 8th. The band previously shared “Panic Attack” and “Trial by Fire” of the upcoming LP.

The band will embark on the Invincible Shield Tour in 2024, traveling across the U.S. this spring with 14 shows, with special guest Sabaton serving as support. The tour kicks off on April 18th at Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT making stops in Reading, PA; Boston, MA; Rosemont, IL; Washington, DC, and more before wrapping up in Syracuse, NY at Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview on May 22nd.

Listen to “Crown of Horns” in the lyric video – here.

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2024 Grammy Awards: See the full list of winners

The 66th Annual Grammy Awards was held in Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena, hosted by Trevor Noah and airing on CBS and Paramount+.

Taylor Swift made history winning ‘Album of the Year’ and her 14th Grammy Award overall for with her LP, Midnights. The win makes Swift the first artist in Grammys history to win the ‘Album of the Year’  award four times. Swift also won the Best Pop Vocal Album award, and announced during her acceptance speech that she would be releasing her next album, titled The Tortured Poets Department, on April 19. Swift later posted a preview of the album cover to her socials. In a surprise appearance, Celine Dion presented Swift her ‘Album of the Year’ Grammy. In 2022, Dion revealed she was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called stiff person syndrome, which causes spasms that affect her ability to walk and sing.  Dion told the crowd: “When I say I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.”

‘Record of the Year’ was awarded to Miley Cyrus for Flowers, who also earned the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for the song –  marking Cyrus’ first Grammy award wins.  The award for ‘Best R&B Song’ went to SZA for Snooze, who also earned Grammy awards for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ with Phoebe Bridgers for “Ghost in the Machine,” and ‘Best Progressive R&B Album’ for SOS.  Meanwhile, Billie Eilish took home the Grammy for ‘Song of the Year’ for What Was I Made For from the Barbie film soundtrack; the song also earned Eilish the Grammy for ‘Best Song Written For Visual Media.’

‘Best Country Solo Performance’ went to Chris Stapleton for White Horse, which also earned him the award for Best Country Song; and Lainey Wilson took the Grammy for ‘Best Country Album’ with her LP, Bell Bottom Country. In the rock categories, Paramore took home two Grammy Awards – ‘Best Rock Album’ for This Is Why, and ‘Best Alternative Music Performance’ for the title track.

Killer Mike won the Grammy for ‘Best Rap Performance’ for Scientists & Engineers, featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane. Killer Mike also won the Grammy for ‘Best Rap Album’ for Michael, while Lil Durk and J. Cole won ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ for All My Life.

Billy Joel took the stage to perform “Turn the Lights Back On,” his first new song in 17 years, while Joni Mitchell earned a standing ovation for her performance of her 1966 song “Both Sides Now;” earlier in the evening Mitchell won the Best Folk Album award for ‘Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live).’  And Luke Combs’ delivered his rendition of “Fast Car”, joined by Tracy Chapman. In 1989 the song won Chapman best female pop vocal performance. Finally, ‘The Dr. Dre Global Impact Award’ was presented to Jay Z.

For the full list of Grammy winners, head here.

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Billy Joel releases first single in 17 years ‘Turn the Lights Back On’

Singer/musician Billy Joel, 74, has released his first new song in nearly two decades, “Turn the Lights Back On,” described as “a classic Billy Joel-style tune, embodying the hallmarks of his signature sound and ushering in the next chapter of his story.”

Announced in January, ‘Turn the Lights Back On’ was co-written with Arthur Bacon, Wayne Hector, and Freddy Wexler, latter of whom also served as producer of the track.

Joel’s last release was 1993’s River of Dreams, followed by the collection Fantasies & Delusions in 2001. His last standalone single, 2007’s “All My Life,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart.

Take a listen to ‘Turn the Lights Back On’ via the lyric video – here.
The single is also available on a limited 7-inch vinyl pressing; to order, head here.

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MusiCares tribute to Jon Bon Jovi will feature Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Lainey Wilson and more

The annual MusiCares Person of the Year dinner in honor of Jon Bon Jovi will be held in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center, just prior to the Grammy Awards on Feb. 2. Actor-comedian Jim Gaffigan will host, and presenters will include Gayle King and Kylie Minogue.

The lineup of performers announced by the Recording Academy will include Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Jason Isbell, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, Melissa Etheridge, the War and Treaty, Brandy Clark, Damiano David of Måneskin, Goo Goo Dolls and Marcus King. The band Bon Jovi is also set to perform.

The annual MusiCares Person of the Year dinner will be preceded by a cocktail reception and silent auction. Laura Segura, MusiCares’ executive director, said in a statement: “Jon Bon Jovi is a rock ‘n’ roll trailblazer, influencing countless artists over the years. MusiCares is honored to pay tribute to him as our 2024 Person of the Year. Bon Jovi has also lent his life’s work to philanthropic efforts that align with the health and human services mission of MusiCares, forever changing the lives of those in need.”

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Lenny Kravitz to receive the Music Icon Award at 2024 People’s Choice Awards

NBC, E! and Peacock announced that Lenny Kravitz will receive the Music Icon Award at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards ceremony, taking place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Feb. 18. Kravitz will also take the stage to perform a medley of his biggest hits during the ceremony.

NBCUniversal Entertainment’s Executive Vice President for Live Events and Specials Jen Neal said in a statement: “With 11 studio albums across a decades-long career, Lenny Kravitz has cemented himself as a global rock superstar. Whether he’s writing and performing his own hit songs or working behind the scenes writing for other industry greats, Lenny’s musical gift is truly unmatched. We’re thrilled to honor him as this year’s Music Icon and look forward to seeing what he brings to the stage.”

Kravitz, 59,mknown for his mix of rock, soul and funk influences, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide over the last 30 years, earning four Grammy Awards. Kravitz also performed and produced “Road to Freedom” for the Netflix film Rustin, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for ‘Best Original Song – Motion Picture’ and a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Song. His latest album Blue Electric Light will be released on May 24.

Hosted by Simu Liu, the 2024 People’s Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC, Peacock and E!.

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‘Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story’ documentary set at Hulu

Hulu announced it has acquired the documentary “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story.”

There have been numerous Bon Jovi documentaries over the years including When We Were Beautiful, which premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. However, the four-part “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story” will mark the first-ever docuseries in the band’s history with full cooperation from all past and present members of Bon Jovi.

A description of the docuseries reads (per Hulu): “As thrilling as the story of a once-in-a-lifetime talent is, it is even more rare that a legend like Jon Bon Jovi lets the world into his most vulnerable moments while he’s still living them. Forty years of personal videos, unreleased early demos, original lyrics and never-before-seen photos that chronicle the journey from Jersey Shore clubs to the biggest stages on the planet. The series relives the triumphs and setbacks, greatest hits, biggest disappointments and most public moments of friction.”

Gotham Chopra (“Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” “Man in the Arena,” “Tom vs. Time”) directed the documentary; it is produced by ‘Religion of Sports’, the company founded by Chopra, and Michael Strahan and Tom Brady. “Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story” will premiere on Friday, April 26 in the U.S. and will be followed internationally on Disney+ and Star+ in Latin America.

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Avril Lavigne adds new dates to ‘Greatest Hits’ tour

Due to popular demand, Avril Lavigne has added additional dates to her 2024 headlining tour across North America.

The singer had previously announced that Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits Tour will feature special guests All Time Low, Simple Plan, Royal and the Serpent, and Girlfriends.

The North American tour kicks off May 22 in Vancouver, Canada, making stops in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Toronto, Charlotte, Chicago and more before wrapping up on Wednesday, Sept 18 in Calgary, one of the newly-announced dates.  An additional new date at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on August 12 was also added.

Tickets for the previously announced dates are on sale HERE; tickets for the newly added go on sale Thursday, February 1 at 10 AM Local Time at Ticketmaster.com

Avril Lavigne adds additional Greatest Hits Tour dates

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Dave Matthews Band to launch 2024 US summer tour

Dave Matthews Band have shared the dates for their annual summer tour. The 33-date run kicks off on May 22nd in Tampa, Florida, and includes stops in West Palm Beach, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Virginia Beach, VA; East Troy, WI; Noblesville, IN; Saratoga Springs, NY; Gilford, NH; Camden, NJ; Greenwood Village, CO; and Bend, OR. before concluding Labor Day Weekend with a three-day run at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA.

DMB is partnering with Live Nation’s operated venues as part of their upcoming tour, in order to minimize the concerts’ footprint even further – with the goal to divert at least 90% of fan-generated waste from landfills. According to a press release, “leveraging its existing leading sustainability resources, Live Nation will support the concerts’ goal by providing zero waste green teams, zero waste stations, food donations, waste sorting, composting and the use of minimal zerosingle-use plastic.”

An online ticket presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association is underway now. General on sale for tickets begins on February 16th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

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The Killers announce ‘Hot Fuss’ 20th Anniversary Las Vegas Residency

The Killers have announced a Las Vegas residency in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their debut LP ‘Hot Fuss’, sharing on social media: “It’s good to be home. Join the 4 of us for 8 shows at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace in August as we celebrate 20 years of Hot Fuss.”

The band – comprised of frontman Brandon Flowers, guitarist Dave Keuning, bassist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr – are set to return to their hometown to celebrate their debut album with an eight-night residency at The Colosseum at Caesers Palace. They will be performing ‘Hot Fuss’ in its entirety for the first time ever.

Shows will run between August 14 – August 30, with tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster. Special collectors programs will also be available for purchase.

The Killers announce Las Vegas residency

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