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Machine Head ‘Super Proud’ of New Hit Album, ‘Unto the Locust’

After a four-year layoff, Machine Head recently stormed back with their seventh album, ‘Unto the Locust,’ and fans immediately responded by giving the band the highest-debuting release of its career.

Riding high with a top 30 album, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn recently sat down with Loudwire to discuss the creative process behind the new record, the band’s impressive longevity, and some of the music that’s inspiring him today. 

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Archie Meets KISS in Unlikely Comic Book Crossover – Watch the Trailer Here [VIDEO]

In the biggest comic book crossover since Eminem crossed paths with the Punisher, the guys from KISS are meeting up with Archie and the gang from Riverdale High.

The four-part series won’t begin until November 30, but you don’t have to wait until then to get a good look — ‘Archie Meets KISS’ has debuted its very own trailer, and you can watch it now.

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Slipknot Reveals Plans for New Album After 2012 Tour

Slipknot fans received a bit of good news over the summer when percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan announced that the band was planning an American tour for 2012.

Now, Crahan says Slipknot is in the planning stages for the follow-up to 2008′s ‘All Hope Is Gone’ album, although it might be awhile before anyone gets to hear it. 

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Plan Live Vinyl LP and Benefit Concert

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been relatively quiet since releasing ‘Mojo’ last year, but they’ll break their silence in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday on November 25.

Petty and the band are planning to release a live vinyl LP to mark the occasion, offering fans a chance to hear new versions of classic tracks, cuts from ‘Mojo,’ and a concert performance of the rare B-side ‘Sweet William.’ 

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Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello Performs for Occupy Wall Street

Tom Morello has been speaking truth to power with his music since the earliest days of Rage Against the Machine, so it’s only natural that he’s using his songs to support one of the largest protest movements in recent memory.

After performing for the Occupy Los Angeles protesters last weekend, Morello is crossing the country to do the same for the Occupy Wall Street crowd October 13

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Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh Reveals Reason for Calling New Solo Album, ‘Analog Man’

Joe Walsh has a history of coming up with tongue-in-cheek titles for his solo albums, including ‘You Can’t Argue with a Sick Mind,’ ‘Got Any Gum?,’ and, of course, ‘You Bought It — You Name It.’ But for his upcoming release, due in the winter of 2012, he decided on a more reflective name: ‘Analog Man.’

Walsh explained the title during a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, saying, “I know in the past, I’ve had screwy album titles, but I decided to call it ‘Analog Man.’ Because, you know, my generation of musicians, we grew up analog, and now it’s a digital world. We had to learn it, you know?” 

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Kid Rock Plans Fall Tour for Local Charities

With more than 23 million albums sold in the US, four Grammy nominations and three Top 40 hits, Kid Rock has been more fortunate than most. But even after more than a decade as one of the most successful recording artists in the world, he hasn’t forgotten the importance of reaching out to those in need.

In fact, that’s just what he’s doing with his fall tour, which has him visiting a series of small theaters across the country and donating the proceeds to local charities and individuals. 

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Peter Gabriel Admits ‘Solsbury Hill’ Might Be Played Out, Looks Ahead to ‘Lighter, Rhythmic’ New Music

Peter Gabriel explores his back catalog in the album ‘New Blood,’ reinventing some of his classic hits and deep album cuts in an orchestral setting. One of the songs that made the cut, ‘Solsbury Hill,’ has become the go-to track for “uplifting” film trailers over the last few years. In fact, it was even used when an enterprising YouTube prankster re-cut the trailer for ‘The Shining’ to make it look like a romantic comedy.

“Yeah, maybe I’ve let it go too much,” Gabriel admitted during a recent interview. “I’ve started to take the attitude that it was harder getting on the radio, and trailers and film music and synchs are a good alternative. But I know some people feel that song is overexposed and I let it be used too many times.” 

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Def Leppard, Chili Peppers and Tim McGraw Deliver Top Summer Concerts

It’s been nearly 25 years since Def Leppard hit their commercial peak with the $12-million-selling ‘Hysteria’ album, but they can still pack ‘em in on the road. In fact, the veteran rockers’ latest run of dates — a package tour with fellow classic rock legends Heart — was the top-grossing draw of the last three months.

They faced some pretty stiff competition for concert dollars, too; with an overall gross of $14.5 million, the Def Leppard/Heart lineup bested the latest tours from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (in second place with $9.2 million) and Tim McGraw (in third with $7.4 million). 

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Hank Williams Jr. Issues Statement Clarifying Controversial Hitler Comment

It may not do anything to save his long-running gig as the musical kickoff for ‘Monday Night Football,’ but Hank Williams, Jr. has issued a personal statement in response to the brouhaha that erupted after his recent appearance on ‘Fox and Friends.’

Williams, who compared a golf match between President Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner to “Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu,” attempted to clarify his remarks through a post on his website

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Foster the People’s Success Started with a Free Download of Hit Song ‘Pumped Up Kicks’

Downloading, both legal and illegal, has taken a lot of the blame for the sales collapse suffered by the music industry over the last decade and change. But not every artist has a horror story to tell regarding mp3s and filesharing technology.

Just ask Mark Foster, frontman for fast-rising rockers Foster the People, whose inescapable hit single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ started out as a free download on the band’s website.

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Joan Jett, Guns N’ Roses and Beastie Boys Among Rock Hall of Fame Nominees [PICTURES]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has mailed out the ballots for its 27th annual list of potential inductees, leaving it to the organization’s 500 voters to pick the winners from an eclectic group that includes first-time nominees as well as returning contenders.

Newly eligible artists who made this year’s cut include Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Guns N’ Roses, Heart, and Eric B. & Rakim, while the Beastie Boys, Donna Summer, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the veteran hopefuls.

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