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Lady Gaga and Sting Team Up for Killer Versions of ‘King of Pain’ and ‘Stand By Me’ [VIDEOS]
Singing the Ben E. King hit ‘Stand by Me’ together is nothing new for Lady Gaga and Sting. But at last weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, they took their onstage collaboration to the next level by also performing a version of The Police‘s ‘King of Pain.’
Chevelle Announces Release Date for New Album and New Song, ‘Face to the Floor’ [VIDEO]
Back in the day, the release of a concert album used to be a sure sign that a band was not going to be putting out a new studio effort anytime soon. Chevelle fans can rest easy, however. Even though the Chicago-bred group released the live collection ‘Any Last Words’ in the spring, a new studio disc is on the way, just in time for the year-end holiday season.
Pink Floyd Classic ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Remains a Steady Seller
The epic run of Pink Floyd‘s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ on the Billboard 200 albums chart ended long ago, and you won’t find the 1973 classic on the magazine’s current Catalog Albums chart, either. But don’t feel sorry for the legendary British band: ‘Dark Side’ still sells, at worst, an impressive 10,000 copies per week.
Three Days Grace Reveals New Album Is in the Works
Up to this point in the band’s career, Three Days Grace has released three albums, with a gap of three years from one to the next. This month marks two years since ‘Life Starts Now’ hit the streets, and frontman Adam Gontier has hinted that the next 3DG album might beat the full three-year mark by several months.
Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Others Booked for Pink Floyd Week on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’
By the end of next week, Pink Floyd fans will really be ‘Comfortably Numb.’ From Sept. 26-30, Jimmy Fallon will pay tribute to the legendary British band on his NBC show. Among those scheduled to drop by are Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Dierks Bentley, plus Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason.
New, Less Seizure-Inducing Trailer for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Hits the Internet
“She’s different, in every way” — those are the words used in the second trailer for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ (which is arguably less frenetic than the first) to describe Rooney Mara’s mohawk-sporting titular character.
Did Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Once Have a Backstage Encounter with Reality TV Star Michaele Salahi?
Michaele Salahi’s list of publicly known rock ‘n’ roll relationships is growing. Photos have surfaced showing that the star of Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ — who recently left her husband for Journey guitarist Neal Schon — once had a backstage, flesh-baring encounter with Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler.
Disturbed Covers Judas Priest and Faith No More on Rarities Album ‘The Lost Children’
This fall is going to be a memorable one for Disturbed, particularly singer David Draiman. According to the tweet-happy Draiman, his hard-hitting band will release the 16-track B-sides, rarities and covers album ‘The Lost Children’ on Nov. 8. But before that, Draiman will reportedly tie the knot with his model/actress fiancée, Lena Yada, on Sunday (Sept. 25).
Three Unreleased Nirvana Tracks From ‘Nevermind’ Era Streaming Free on the Web
Three unreleased Nirvana tracks that are part of the upcoming deluxe 20th anniversary reissues of ‘Nevermind’ are now streaming free on the web. One’s a scorching demo, another is a rather good quality “boombox” recording and a third is a concert version of the band’s most famous song.
Jane’s Addiction Unveils Cartoonish Cover Art for ‘The Great Escape Artist’
With Jane’s Addiction changing the release date for ‘The Great Escape Artist’ more than once, it’s understandable if some of the band’s fans had serious doubts that the album would ever see the light of day. But two of its songs, ‘End to the Ties’ and ‘Irresistible Force,’ have been circulating for weeks, and the latest evidence that the album really does exist is the recently released cover art.
Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook Says Releasing More Music Is ‘Good for Business’ [VIDEO]
Given the choice of touring for another year or more behind 2009′s ‘War Is the Answer’ or “jump right back in the studio” and make another album, Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook and his band mates chose the latter option. The result is ‘American Capitalist,’ due Oct. 11, and the faster-than-usual follow-up is all part of 5FDP embracing the evolution in and around the music industry in
Former Breaking Benjamin Drummer Chad Szeliga Joins Black Label Society for Fall Tour
The drummer slot in Black Label Society has seen a lot of turnover in recent years. Former drummer Will Hunt left in early 2011 to resume his role in Evanescence. This fall, the band is touring with Judas Priest. The man in charge of, as Black Label frontman Zakk Wylde puts it, “holding down the foundation of the black cathedral” will be former Breaking Benjamin drummer Chad Szeliga.