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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Rocks Van Halen and Guns N' Roses Classics

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was joined by special guests last Sunday night (April 14th) in Green Bay and they broke out some special covers.

The show was a special Corey Taylor and friends solo gig and during the sold out concert on Sunday he was joined by the dance troupe Cherry Bombs (which includes his fiancee Alicia Dove).

They treated fans to performances of the Guns N' Roses 'Appetite for Destruction" classic "It's So Easy" and Van Halen's "1984" hit "Hot For Teacher". Video of the performances have been shared online. Watch them here.

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Jason Bonham Apologies To Jimmy Page For Drug Use Comments

Late Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham's son Jason has issued a public apology to Jimmy Page over "untrue and derogatory statements" he made in a recent interview.

The apology stems from comments that Jason made during an interview with Howard Stern. Bonham has since shared the following statement on his official website: "On or about 9 April 2019 I, Jason Bonham, gave an interview on radio with Howard Stern. In that interview I made certain untrue and derogatory statements concerning Mr James Page of the legendary band Led Zeppelin.

"I unconditionally retract all derogatory and defamatory comments relating to Mr J Page that I made in that interview. In particular it is wholly untrue that Mr J Page offered me any illegal substances either when I was a minor or at all. I apologise to Mr Page, unreservedly, for making these unfounded and untrue comments about him.

"Out of my long held respect for Mr Page I will make no further comments on the interview and I agree to make no further comments which Mr Page might view as disparaging, either now or in the future."

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Eric Clapton Does Plugged Version Of 'Layla' For First Time In Years

(hennemusic) Eric Clapton delivered the first electric performance of his 1970 classic, "Layla", in six years during an April 13 show at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.

Rolling Stone reports the opening of a five-night stand at the legendary venue saw Clapton create a buzz in the room when he and the band kicked into the song, which has been presented in a stripped-down, acoustic version for years based on its appearance on his smash 1992 set, "Unplugged."

Following the April 13 concert, the guitarist returned "Layla" to acoustic status for the next three performances in Tokyo, with the series scheduled to wrap up on April 20.

The original version of the song - as featured on Derek And The Dominos' double album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" - included a guest appearance by Duane Allman on lead and slide guitar. Watch video here.

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Black Sabbath Preview 50th Anniversary Exhibition

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath are streaming a video preview of a 50th anniversary exhibition coming to their UK hometown of Birmingham this summer. "Black Sabbath - 50 Years" will be hosted at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery between June 22 - September 18.

Presented by Home Of Metal - a local organization that celebrates music from Birmingham and the Black Country - the exhibition aims to explore how the music of four working-class lads captured the hearts and minds of fans globally while paying homage to the fan's devotion and documenting that fifty-year relationship.

"I don't get the chance to go and see Birmingham very often," says Ozzy Osbourne, "but I've never tried to hide my accent and I've never denied that I'm from Birmingham. I'm absolutely so proud with what I've done with my life - it's unbelievable. Just hold on to your dreams, because you know what? Every once in a while they come true."

"I've always maintained that Sabbath fans are the most loyal and honest and most independently minded of all," adds Geezer Butler. "I thank each and every one of them for their incredible support over the years."

Memorabilia, collections and personal stories will demonstrate the extraordinary scale and diversity of Black Sabbath's international fan-base together with a vast photography collection of over 3,000 portraits of fans from all corners of the globe. Watch the video and read more here.

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The Cranberries Streaming 'In The End'

The Cranberries have released a stream of their new song "In The End", which is the title cut to the group's forthcoming final album that is hitting stores on April 26th.

The track was the last song that the group recorded for the album that they group is releasing in tribute to their late frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan. Listen to the song here.

Fergal Lawler had this to say, "What a way to finish the record. To have "In The End" as the last song is just perfect. Lyrically it is self-explanatory," adds Noel Hogan. "It speaks for itself, it just is a lovely feeling and it's a gorgeous song"

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Ex-Dance Gavin Dance Frontman Kurt Travis Streams New Song

Former Dance Gavin Dance and A Lot Like Birds frontman Kurt Travis is giving fans the first taste of his forthcoming solo album by streaming the lead single.

The album will be entitled "There's A Place I Want To Take You" and it set to hit stores on May 17th. This week Travis revealed the first song from the effort "Easy Peasy," which can be streamed here.

He had this to say, "This song is one of my favorites on the album. It's very playful and light hearted. The song is about how I don't like waking up in the morning, and also, how I have hard time falling asleep.

"I called it 'Easy Peasy' because the song is repetitious and the structure is simple, but while tracking guitars for it, was actually quite difficult to record."

See the tracklisting and his upcoming headline dates
here.

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The Lumineers' Late Night TV Performance Goes Online

The Lumineers' performance of their latest single on Wednesday night's edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is now streaming online for fans to view.

The group hit the stage on the late night TV show and performed their latest single "Gloria". The track comes from their forthcoming album "III," which is set for release on September 13th.

Lead singer Wesley Schultz says that the song "is about love between an addict and her family." Playing on that theme, the backdrop of their Colbert performance featured vintage patterns and found family footage. Watch it here.

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Bad Books Announce First Tour In Six Years

Bad Books have announced that they will be hitting the road this spring for their first U.S. tour in six years, following their surprise comeback at the SXSW festival .

The band will first play the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta on May 4th and will head out on the tour on June 19th in Chicago, IL and will wrap things up on August 23rd in Austin.

The rebooted lineup of the band features core members Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra fame, along with Kevin Devine.

The group has shared a live video for the song "Forest Whitaker," from their The Line Hotel performance during SXSW festival last month. Watch it here and see their upcoming dates here.

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Mayday Parade Release 'Never Sure' Video

Mayday Parade have released a music video for their track "Never Sure" and the concept for the clip was dreamed up by drummer Jake Bundrick:

Jake had this to say, "Never Sure" always gave me a feeling of energy and it only seemed appropriate to make a video that not only included us performing live but also included behind the scenes footage of the band being ourselves while on tour.

"I remember seeing videos on Instagram of Chris' work (-ChrisBlockd) with Neck Deep, 3OH!3 and Don Broco and I just knew he was the man for the job. It was an honor to work with him and I think he gave the song even more life in the form of a video. Enjoy!" Watch it here

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Play It Loud Book Inspires New Rock-Focused Exhibition

(Adrenaline) The new exhibition, Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, opened publicly at The Met earlier this month. A collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the show was inspired in part by Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna's 2016 book, Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Sound, Style and Revolution of the Electric Guitar.

From Jimmy Page to Steve Miller, the glitterati of rock turned out for the exhibition's opening bash on April 1. The Roots shook the house with a rousing live performance as the crowd wandered awestruck through a sequence of galleries filled with a holy grail of musical instruments graced by the hands and imaginations of legendary artists spanning the entire rock era-from Chuck Berry, to all four Beatles, to instruments played by contemporary music icons like Lady Gaga and St. Vincent. The show covers the entire span of rock history-Ringo Starr's Ludwig drum kit from the Ed Sullivan Show, Bob Dylan's Newport Strat, Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock Strat, Prince's Superbowl 2007 symbol guitar and full stage rigs from icons including Jimmy Page and Edward Van Halen.

Jayson Kerr Dobney, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge of the Department of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, collaborated on the show with the Rock Hall's Curator and Director of Acquisition Craig Inciardi. In his research for the show, Dobney found inspiration in Tolinski and di Perna's book. Dobney said, "I owe a debt of gratitude to both Play it Loud authors. The book was an inspiration not only in terms of the show's title, but also in terms of some of the conceptual ideas that we ended up adopting." Read more here.

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Simon Phillips Celebrates Protocol Anniversary With Box Set

Drum icon Simon Phillips has just released a brand new 6-CD box set to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Protocol that features two full CDs of previously unreleased demos. We were sent the following details:

Drum legend Simon Phillips will be releasing a 6-CD box set on April 12th on Phantom Recordings. This truly deluxe set celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Protocol, the powerhouse jazz-rock vehicle for the music of legendary drummer Simon Phillips (Jeff Beck, Toto, The Who, Mike Oldfield, Hiromi). Included are all of the previous Protocol releases (I, II, III & IV), re-mastered for an even better sonic experience.

Plus two full CDs of previously unreleased demos, with the embryonic tunes that would later become finished material for the Protocol II, III & IV albums. Protocol 4, included, was nominated for a Grammy in 2018 for Best Contemporary Instrumental Recording.

Phillips himself composed the liner notes of a glorious 24-page booklet with historic photos, providing deep insight into the genesis of the band, the tunes and recording processes. here.

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Singled Out: Awaiting Eli's Unfiltered

Awaiting Eli recently released a music video for their song "Unfiltered" and to celebrate we asked Eric Tomes to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

For "Unfiltered," I wrote that song in a pretty song and pivotal spot in my life. I was also listening to a ton of old school filter hence where the name of the song pays some homage to Richard.

I wrote this song while I had been with an ex of mine that I wanted forever. I mean I had the biggest crush on this girl for years. Fast forward I finally got her and after some time and goods and bads and immaturity throughout the relationship, I slowly realized something I wanted so bad and felt so great to me had been ruined and just didn't feel the same at all. All the ummmph was pulled out of the relationship. It had been repaired but never felt the same as it did.

This has now grown into different meanings now days for me as I have jumped into this music game professionally. What used to be so fun and simple as jumping on stage and killing it and feeling great, now feels so much different w 50k invested and all this stress. I still love what I do it's just not what it seemed before I got into it. The fun and artistry somehow gets disconnected at some point while your focusing on business and coming to the realizations of what you signed up for. For me this song resembles a lot of that and I'm sure can hit home to many different people in different ways. Everyone has something or someone in their life that sh*t just doesn't feel the same anymore. No matter how much you try to fix or heal it, it is just tainted.

That's where this song lies w me. I love that this song is catching on so many places. It's a banger. The chorus is catchy. This is the best product we've put out and we're just getting started. I'm stoked. In my case things don't feel the same as the song states, but I'm shooting to make them feel better!!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!

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