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Alice Cooper Sends Hope To Fans In New Track, “Don’t Give Up”

Alice Cooper has released new song ‘Don’t Give Up,’ sending hope to fans during the coronavirus pandemic. Cooper teamed up with producer Bob Ezrin on his latest single, which was recorded in lockdown using remote technology, hoping to unite people during the global health crisis.

Said Cooper: “‘Don’t Give Up’ is out today! It’s a song about what we’ve all been going through right now and about keeping our heads up and fighting back together.” The song is accompanied with a special music video, which saw 20,000 fans send in their clips of themselves holding up notes with motivational messages.

‘Don’t Give Up’ is set to be released as a limited edition 7-inch picture disc on August 14. The 72-year-old star is currently hard at work on his next album, the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Paranormal’. ‘Don’t Give Up’ is out now on all major streaming services.

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Judas Priest Announce Rescheduled 50th Anniversary Dates

Judas Priest have announced rescheduled date for their 50th anniversary European tour. Originally planned for this summer, the 50 Heavy Metal Years tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As you may already know, many of the European festivals are being postponed due to COVID-19,” said Judas Priest recently. “We will post a more detailed statement regarding touring when we have all the facts and information you need. Our fans health and safety will always come first.”

“We’ve been working on production for over a year, putting together this incredible show for our Priest family and for anybody that wants to come and check out the Priest on our 50th anniversary… Priest has been working hard, as I say, for quite a while now, putting together a really, really spectacular 50th-anniversary show that we hope will give some kind of justice – if justice is the right word – to the legacy of Priest as we hurtle on.” 

See the new tour dates at the link: here.

Judas Priest Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

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Rush Share Live Version Of ‘The Spirit Of Radio’ From New ‘Permanent Waves’ Reissue

Rush have shared a live version of their classic hit ‘The Spirit Of Radio’ which will feature on the upcoming expanded reissue of their classic album Permanent Waves. Permanent Waves, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980.

‘The Spirit Of Radio’ was recorded at the Manchester Apollo in the early summer of 1980 during the band’s UK tour.  The super deluxe box set edition will be spread across 3LP and 2CD.  Along with the Manchester Apollo set, it’ll also feature previously unreleased live material captured at London’s Hammersmith Odeon and the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. The Permanent Waves reissue will also feature a 2015 remaster of the album. The new Permanent Waves box set will come with a 20-page notepad reproduced from a newly-discovered piece of Le Studio letterhead and two tour programs: The official 1980 world tour program and the rare, unofficial ‘Words & Pictures Vol II’ UK-only tour booklet.

Permanent Waves is out May 29th and can be pre-ordered here.

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Pearl Jam Teams Up With Greta Thunberg For Their ‘Retrograde’ Video

Pearl Jam has released their music video for “Retrograde” featuring climate activist Greta Thunberg. “Retrograde” appears on Pearl Jam’s eleventh studio album, Gigaton, which was released in March.

The animated video mirrors the song’s warnings about the threat of climate change and the actions we need to take to combat its effects on the planet.

 Watch the new video for “Retrograde” by Pearl Jam featuring Greta Thunberg as a psychic at the link: here.

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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Reveals He Has ‘Incurable Lung Disease’

Jethro Tull legend Ian Anderson has revealed that he has COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which he says in an “an incurable lung disease”. Anderson shared the news from his appearance on this week’s episode of The Big Interview on AXS TV.

He shared, “I’m going to tell you something I’ve never told anybody in public before, I am suffering from an incurable lung disease which I was diagnosed with a couple of years back.

“I do struggle. I have what are called exacerbations, periods when I get an infection that turns into severe bronchitis and I have maybe two or three weeks when it’s really a tough job to go out there on stage and play.

“Fingers crossed, I’ve gone 18 months now without an exacerbation and I’m on medication. If I’m kept in a reasonably pollution-free environment in terms of air quality, I do okay. But my days are numbered. It’s not yet at the point that it affects my day to day life, I can still run for the bus.”

Ian went on to describe the disease. Saying that it best known as “COPD, where you lose some of the ability of your lungs to give you enough oxygen. I spend 50 years of my life on stage among those wretched things that I call smoke machines.

“Today, they’re politely referred to as hazers, as if they’re somehow innocent and not damaging to you lungs. I really do believe that’s a very significant part of the problem I have.”

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Motley Crue Announce Virtual Watch Party Of Their Biopic “The Dirt”

Motley Crue have announced that they will be hosting a virtual watch party with fans for their Netflix biopic “The Dirt” this Friday, May 15th.

The band tweeted “Watch #TheDirt with the Crue & special guests on Netflix this Friday 5/15 at 4pm PST! Follow along with special commentary right here on Motley Crue’s twitter using the hashtag #stayhomesweethome”

The band is still planning to kick off their massive summer reunion tour of North American stadiums with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett, though a final decision is “still up in the air.”

You can watch ‘The Dirt’ along with Mötley Crüe and the actors from home

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Nickelback Drummer Daniel Adair Recovering From Surgery

Nickelback shared the news last week that drummer Daniel Adair has been spending his time during the Covid-19 shutdown recovering from surgery for radial tunnel syndrome. Adair wrote in a tweet shared by the band, “I’ve been off the socials for a bit and thought I should give everybody an update. Over the past several years I have been experiencing increased difficulty with control in my right hand on the drums. After seeing many teachers/specialists and physicians, one of them finally diagnosed the cause.

“Seems I had a pinched nerve in my forearm which caused some of my muscles not to activate, making my wrist twist in a mechanically inaccurate motion. It’s called Radial Tunnel Syndrome and he said it was pretty rare. Don’t know what the cause is, there was no pain or damage.

“So luckily I got minor surgery right before the Covid outbreak happened. They just cut some muscle away and let the nerve breath again. I’ve healed fine and am basically learning how to use my right hand! It’s very exciting though, it’s amazing what one nerve can change. So, personally it’s a great time for me to be in isolation and get my chops together.

He ended with, “Hope everybody is well out there!”

Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair on the mend after surgery to treat pinched nerve

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Shinedown’s Brent Smith Clarifies Comments On Summer Tour

Shinedown frontman Brent Smith has released a statement clarifying comments he made in a recent interview regarding the status of the band’s upcoming tour this summer. Smith stated that Shinedown is “not backing off” the group’s scheduled tour, currently set to launch July 31.

“Obviously, our number-one priority is the safety of the public, but we also want the public to know something from us to all of them out there: We are not afraid to play for you,” Smith said. “We wanna do everything safely and we wanna go by the professionals in the medical community and what we’re gonna need to do,” he added. “But you can’t stay inside forever.”

However Smith says that his quotes were “misconstrued..in the midst of trying to stay positive in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,” adding, “We’d like you all to know that while we can’t wait to play for you and see all of you on the road again, we will only do so when it’s safe,” Smith writes. “The health and wellness of our fans is what’s most important and something we take very seriously.”

“We’ll be ready to perform for you when the time is right,” he adds. “In the meantime, I encourage everyone to take this time to focus on staying healthy mind, body, and spirit, so that when we are able to come back together, we are all the better for this time apart. Stay strong and optimistic — we will get through this together.”

Shinedown Singer Says Band’s Summer Tour Is Still a Go: “You Can’t Stay Inside Forever”

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Tickets go on sale for Anthrax’s 40th anniversary livestream

Anthrax will hold their 40th anniversary livestream event at midnight on July 17, and tickets are currently on sale right now. Fans will be able to buy a digital ticket to relive the past 40 years with exclusive interviews, testimonials, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the quintet’s storied career.

Ticket options include the opportunity to have a live video chat with members of the band.For full details on ticket prices and available bundles visit anthraxlive.com

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