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Former David Lee Roth Guitarist Surgery Update

Former David Lee Roth Band and Cacophony guitarist Jason Becker is recovering from a medical procedure that took place on Thursday (March 21st), according to his mother Patricia.

Becker, who has been battling ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) since his time in the Van Halen frontman's band, underwent a surgical procedure last week to drain an abscess in his lung.

His mother shared the following update, "All went well and we are waiting on the lab results, but the doctor was encouraging and didn't see anything concerning. Next stop, Tuesday for an echo cardiogram.

"Serrana says that is so they can determine the sex of the alien in his heart. And she is a nurse, so she knows. Jason sends his love and huge gratitude!"

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Journey's Steve Perry Releases First New Video In 25 Years

(hennemusic) Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is debuting his first official music video in nearly 25 years for the track "We're Still Here", from his latest album, "Traces." Directed by Myriam Santos, the clip features the singer driving a shiny, black '70 Chevelle SS through the streets of Hollywood.

"[Producer/songwriter] Brian West and I had just started writing the song and were sketching it out in the studio," explains Perry. "When we broke for dinner, I went to this place down the street, and that was the first time I'd been in Hollywood in a long time.

"There I was on Sunset Blvd. and Hollywood and Vine just walking around. I saw a whole new generation of 16 and 17-year old's running around just...alive. And through these kids I felt a kinship. We're still here doing the same thing."

Arriving in sync with the release of the song to radio, the footage marks Perry's first official video as a solo artist since 1994's "Missing You", and his first since Journey's "When You Love A Woman" in 1996.

Perry has just released an expanded, Deluxe Edition of "Traces" that adds five songs to the project, including "October In New York", "Angel Eyes", "Call On Me", "Could We Be Somethin' Again" and "Blue Jays Fly." here.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Have New Album 'In The Can'

Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd may be on their Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour but fans have not heard the last of new music from the group.

Frontman Johnny Van Zant revealed to Madness To Creation that the band already has a new album completed and they recorded a live show for future release.

When asked if they band has any plans to still release music following the end of their farewell tour, Johnny responded with, "Yeah. You know, Gary (Rossington, guitarist) said that. We have an album in the can really, to be honest.

We have a bunch of songs that we're all the time writing. And you know, so probably after this tour we'll have that album, do a studio thing and we actually recorded our last show here in Jacksonville. Did a DVD and actually the CD for it and that'll come out sometime along the way too."

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Motley Crue Streaming Two Brand New Songs

(hennemusic) Motley Crue are streaming "Ride With The Devil" and "Crash And Burn", a pair of new songs featured on the March 22 release of the Netflix biopic "The Dirt", and its companion soundtrack album.

The tunes are part of a series of four new recordings from sessions last fall, which resulted in the project's lead single "The Dirt (Est. 1981)", and a recently-released cover of Madonna's 1984 hit "Like A Virgin."

"Everybody is playing like mad and the songs crush," posted bassist Nikki Sixx at the time, adding, "You can trust us, these are ball-busters. Everybody can relax. We're soon gonna smack you upside the head with some killer new tracks. Bob Rock is producing. It's our movie. We know what we're doing."

Based on Motley Crue's 2001 memoir of the same name, "The Dirt" is directed by Jeff Tremaine and follows the group's rise from the Los Angeles club scene to headline-making international stardom. Listen to the new songs here.

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Metallica Release Live 'Seek & Destroy' Video

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming official video of a performance 1983 classic, "Seek & Destroy", from a March 6 concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.

The tune appeared on the group's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", which didn't arrive on the US Billboard 200 chart until three years later, where it peaked at No. 66 on its way to eventually selling 3 million copies Stateside.

The recent concert marked Metallica's first show in Kansas City in 10 years, following an appearance there during the World Magnetic Tour. The veteran metal outfit will next be seen joining Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants as they host the 7th annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park on April 26.

Following the baseball event, Metallica will launch a summer run across Europe in Lisbon, Portugal on May 1. This fall, the group will reteam with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for an S&M2 performance to open the new Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. Watch the video here.

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Pink Floyd Release Video For 1968 Rarity

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd are streaming a restored clip for the 1968 single, "Point Me At The Sky", as part of their ongoing vintage video series. The fifth UK single by the band features vocals by new addition David Gilmour - who joined the lineup earlier that year in place of outgoing co-founder Syd Barrett - with assistance by bassist Roger Waters.

The promotion-only, non-album track failed to chart in the group's homeland, while it's b-side, "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", went on to be featured on 1970's "Ummagumma" and the 1971 compilation, "Relics."

Gilmour has been making headlines recently with news of an upcoming auction in New York where the Pink Floyd legend will sell off more than 120 guitars from his personal collection. Watch the video here.

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Death Angel Streaming Title Song To New Album 'Humanicide'

Death Angel are streaming a brand new track called "Humanicide". The song is the title cut from the band's forthcoming album, which is set to hit stores on May 31st.

Frontman Mark Osegueda had this to say about the new song, "I wanted to write something that metal fans could really grasp on to. Something dark and intense, that still makes sense. Right now, I think it's so apparent that the earth is in a sickened state."

Guitarist Rob Cavestany added, "When I wrote the music for our song 'Humanicide', I was shooting for an album opener that would have all the elements of an epic thrash opus. This meant a classic metal style intro leading into a ferocious 'Bay Area Thrash Riff-o-Rama' - complete with a crazy middle build-up section to ramp up the circle pit until it's all whipped up into a frenzy by the time the frenetic guitar solo hits, then concluding with a maniacal musical section leading into the outro.

"All it needed was the lyrics and vocal delivery to match the intensity and Mark went above and beyond the call of duty. Some of his best work, in my opinion. One of my favorite DA songs, for sure, it feels like the follow-up to our song 'Thrown To The Wolves'. Can't wait to play it live." Check out the song here

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Singled Out: Bobby Long's Nautical

Bobby Long released his brand new album "Sultans" earlier this month and just revealed a music video for the song "Nautical", to celebrate we asked Bobby about the track and the new visual. Here is the story:

I wrote "Nautical" at the start of the writing process for what became Sultans. It was really the first completed for the album, and it set the tone and dictated the direction of the album as a whole. I had the riff for a while, but I couldn't find anything to do with it. Sometimes, you have to let a song find you, and one day it all came together. It may sound complicated or detailed, but it's really just three chords. Just like the blues actually. The lyrics are about living with yourself. It's taken me a long time to be able to feel comfortable relaxing on my own and not feeling guilty for doing it.

For the video, we wanted to play on the lyrics of the song, "I can't be alone, or be alone with you." While the lyrics originally were meant to depict the inner struggle of living with oneself, it really worked in showing the weird mind of my character in the video and him needing a 'captured muse' to be able to fulfill some weird, deprived dream by abducting a musician played by Jack Dawson, who produced the album. Jack and I are great friends, so we could be playful in the video and keep with the spirit of collaboration. The video was directed by another friend, a really talented filmmaker named Arthur Douglas.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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