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Red Hot Chili Peppers Reunite With John Frusciante

The Red Hot Chili Peppers took to social media this weekend to share the big news that they have reunited with guitarist John Frusciante.

The band broke the news with an Instagram post, first announcing the departure of Josh Klinghoffer after a decade and then revealing that Frusciante has reunited with the group.

They wrote, "The Red Hot Chili Peppers announce that we are parting ways with our guitarist of the past ten years, Josh Klinghoffer. Josh is a beautiful musician who we respect and love. We are deeply grateful for our time with him and the countless gifts he shared with us.

"We also announce, with great excitement and full hearts, that John Frusciante is rejoining our group. Thank you."

Frusciante appeared on some of the band's biggest albums including "Mother's Milk", "Blood Sugar Sex Magick" and "Californication".

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Ghost Mastermind Addresses Dave Grohl Speculation

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge addressed the speculation that Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is collaborating with his band,

Forge was asked by Loudwire about Grohl's possible involvement with Ghost. Dave produced and performed on their 2013 EP "If You Have Ghost".

Forge struct down the idea that there has been any further involvement in Ghost from Grohl. He said that the Foo Fighters star has only served "as an inspiration, not much more than that."

Tobias added, "Of course, Foo Fighters have been very supportive fans and took us out on the road, but nothing more than that. He's not been sort of involved in other records, if that is what people are thinking."

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Judas Priest's Halford Resists K.K. Reunion Question

Judas Priest fans who are hoping that former guitarist K.K. Downing will be involved if the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame next year, may be in for some disappointment.

Downing recently shared his thoughts that there is a good chance that he would reunite with his former band if they are inducted by telling the Rockin' Metal Revial, "Oh, I think absolutely. I mean, why wouldn't you, really? It's a special thing."

However, frontman Rob Halford resisted answering a question about K.K. even attending the event. He was asked by BraveWords if he thinks that K.K. will be at the event and Halford responded, "I'm not going to answer that question." He added," It's like a little stick of dynamite."

Halford was also asked his feelings about seeing the Rock Hall finally recognize a lot of the heavy bands that they had overlooked for many years. He said, : "I'm thrilled to see the list this year, because as is usually the case it's full of very very important, vital musicians.

" Sadly, the list has some people on it who are no longer with us but that's the importance and relevance of the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame - to bring really strong focus to incredibly talented people who have left indelible music within the great umbrella of rock n' roll.

"It's an honor to be nominated a second time. Personally, I want to see Motörhead get in, I want to see Soundgarden get in, I want to see Priest get in. I have some of my friends on there and they are so deserving. Fingers crossed we get in for 2020 because it's the 50th anniversary of Priest so if we got in then that would be a dream come true."

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Queen Release Animated 'Thank God It's Christmas' Video

(hennemusic) Queen have released a new animated music video for their 1984 single, "Thank God It's Christmas." A rare songwriting collaboration between guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, the song spent six weeks in the UK charts over the Christmas/New Year period 1984/1985, and enjoyed a second run in Christmas 1995 when it was coupled with the hit single, "A Winter's Tale" from the "Made In Heaven" album.

Directed and animated by Justin Moon - alongside a companion lyric video version - the concept for the new animated editions came directly from the Queen duo.

"Ironically, Christmas tends to be such a stressful time for so many of us," says Taylor. "So many emotions, joyful memories of past Christmas' as delighted children and responsible adults / parents. It's just a great relief when it finally happens."

"The video goes a little further," adds May, "by including a subtle reminder that we as humans now need to feel a responsibility for the welfare of ALL creatures on Earth - not just for our own benefit, and that of our grandchildren, but out of respect for the rights of the animals themselves." Watch the videoshere.

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The Who Score Biggest Hit In Almost Four Decades

(hennemusic) The Who have debuted their self-titled album in the UK Top 5. "Who" also earns the distinction of being the band's highest-charting UK album in 38 years, since 1981's "Face Dances" reached No. 2.

According to the Official Charts Company,the band's first studio set of new material in thirteen years, "Who", was the chart's highest new entry at No. 3 behind Rod Stewart's "You're In My Heart" at No. 1 and Robbie Williams' "The Christmas Present" in second place.

The three acts battled for top spot throughout the week, with The Who looking to score their first UK No. 1 on almost 50 years; their first and only other UK chart-topper was 1971's "Who's Next." Read morehere.

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Paul McCartney Has A Secret Christmas Album

Beatles legend Paul McCartney has revealed that he recorded a secret Christmas album years ago but he says that he made it only for family to enjoy.

McCartney shared the news during an interview with BBC Radio 4's World At One, telling them, "Years ago, I thought, 'There's not very good Christmas records,' so I actually went into my studio over a couple of years and I made one.

"But it's just for the family. It gets brought out each year, I've just got a little demo of it, but the kids like it. It's kind of traditional, it's something they've heard through the years and now it's the grandkids getting indoctrinated with my carols record."

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Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio Plan North American Tour

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio have announced that they will be teaming up next spring to hit the road together for a North American co-headlining tour.

They will be launching the trek on March 26th in Los Angeles, CA at The Palladium and will conclude the tour on April 19th in Milwaukee, WI at the Eagles Club.

Bad Religion's Greg Graffin had this to say, "This tour is extra special. Not only are we celebrating our 40th anniversary, but we get to do it with Alkaline Trio, who are such a great band. Really excited about this!"

Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba added, "Bad Religion was one of my first loves. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard 'Suffer' around age 12. They are one of the very reasons I started playing punk rock music and continue to today.

"This tour is going to be epic on many levels. We've done Warped Tour and festival shows many times over the years, but this will be the first time it's just us and I couldn't be more thrilled!" See the dates here.

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Theory Of A Deadman Release 'Say Nothing' Visualizer

Theory Of A Deadman have released a visualizer video for their new single "Say Nothing". The song is the title track to their forthcoming album, which is set to hit stores on January 31st.

Dave Brenner had the following to say about the new album, "I look at the record as a microcosm of our current era. It's a reminder to look inward at what's happening and what we're becoming.

"I hope everyone dives into the words. At the same time, music is still an escape. Maybe we can give the world a little solace and encourage everyone to treat each other better." Watch the video here.

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Green Day Performs Dookie Classic At The Game Awards

(hennemusic) Green Day performed their 1994 classic, "Welcome To Paradise", during a December 12 appearance at The Game Awards 2019 in Los Angeles, and the event is sharing official video from the evening.

The third of five singles from "Dookie" helped the project reach No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 10 million copies in the country.

Hosted by Geoff Keighley at the Microsoft Theater, Green Day also delivered the title track and lead single from their forthcoming album, "Father Of All", at the award show honoring the best in video games in 2019.

Due February 7, "Father Of All..." marks the follow-up to 2016's "Revolution Radio", which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Green Day will embark on a global stadium tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer; the Hella Mega Tour kicks off June 13 in Paris and will visit cities throughout Europe, the UK and North America. Watch video of the performanceshere.

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Singled Out: Fredo Disco's never tell u

Fredo Disco recently released a music video for the track "never tell u" and to celebrate we asked the band's namesake Fredo to tell us the story behind the track. Here is the story:

"'never tell u' was the first song that I wrote after a long stint of writer's block in 2019. I watched a video of screenwriter/director Harmony Korine on The David Letterman Show from 1995 and was filled with inspiration upon the video, thus birthing the song.

"It took me a few months to get the final version all hammered out to bring to the rest of the band, and when I did, we decided to add an extra member to the band in order to get the full surround sound of guitars/vocals like we wanted.

"We recorded this song in Philadelphia at The Headroom Philly with Joe Reinhart and Kyle Pulley, and the song turned out just like we had hoped it would!"

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

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Ozzy Osbournes' Tour Will Include Zakk Wylde

When Ozzy Osbourne resumes his No More Tours 2 farewell tour next year, it will include longtime lead guitarist Zakk Wylde, according to a new report.

Wylde was asked during an upcoming episode of Rock Talk with Mitch Laflon (via heavily edited preview quotes from UCR) if he will be part of the tour and also his thoughts on Ozzy's forthcoming album that features producer Andrew Watt on guitar, along with Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith.

Zakk reportedly said of the upcoming tour dates with Ozzy, "The plans are to go out with the boss [Osbourne]" and said that he is looking forward to "going back and touring with Oz".

He also had this to say about Ozzy's forthcoming album "Ordinary Man", "I think it came out great" and "I think it sounds awesome."

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Five Finger Death Punch's Jason Hook Has Surgery

Five Finger Death Punch's Jason Hook has revealed that he is recovering from gallbladder surgery and the band have postponed the remaining dates of their current tour as a result.

The group shared, "Jason Hook was taken to the emergency room where it was determined his gallbladder needed to be removed. Jason underwent surgery successfully but will have to remain in the hospital until his doctors determine he is fit to be discharged and travel home.

"Jason's healing is our #1 priority. As a result, the last three shows of this current tour will be postponed, however, we are working on coming back to play Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines very soon.

"Once we have an update on new dates to return, we will post the information on our website and social media channels. Please hold on to your tickets in the meantime.

"Jason very much appreciates all the well wishes and, rest assured, we will see you back out on the road very soon!"

Hook also took to social media to update fans on Friday (December 13th) following his surgery. He wrote, "Well that sucked! Gallbladder went #kaput ... sorry Duluth MN, some things you just can't control... We'll be back to kick some ass, and make up the other dates as soon as we can!

"I very much appreciate all the kind notes of caring and support one thing I know for sure is we have the greatest fan base of all time! Long live the #knuckleheads ~ Hook #fivefingerdeathpunch @5fdp"

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KISS Joined By Special Guest At Farewell Tour Stop

KISS brought out a very special guest for their encore at the Tokyo Dome stop of their End Of The Road farewell tour stop in Japan last Wednesday (December 11th).

The band played their regular show at the Tokyo, Japan venue and bought out X Japan star Yoshiki to join them for a two song encore at the concert, which has been shared via fan capture footage online.

Yoshiki was one of the artists to pay tribute to the band on their 1994 "KISS MY Ass" album with an orchestral rendition of their classic song "Black Diamond".

Paul Stanley introduced the Japanese music icon at the Tokyo Dome show by saying, "Today is a very special day for us. We're going to play with a good friend and the biggest rock star we know in Japan. Do you know who we're talking about? Yoshiki! Yoshiki will do us the honors. He will play piano for us."

They then performed the "Destroyer" hit ballad "Beth" with Yoshiki playing piano and drummer Eric Singer taking on lead vocals. Yoshiki then took over on drums for the band's signature hit "Rock And Roll All Nite". Watch footage here.

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Korn Launch New Video Docuseries

Korn have launched a new online docuseries and in the first episode they discuss the intricacies of their stage production and their lives shows.

Frontman Jonathan Davis shares "There's four pods over the top of us with video screens and all kinds of lights and big cubes behind us that move in and out. Everything's moving and morphing at the same time so it gives you this really cool effect."

Guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer added, "Every night, the crowds are wild. I know that they feel the heartbeat of Korn. They feel it from us, we feel it from them." Watch the episode here

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Coheed and Cambria Share Their Unheavenly Christmas Carol

Coheed and Cambria have released an animated video they have entitled 'The Unheavenly Christmas Carol,' which features their song "Toys".

The song comes from the band's latest album "The Unheavenly Creatures" and the video was developed by frontman Claudio Sanchez and directed by Alek Wasilewski.

Sanchez had the following to say about the new clip, "I've wanted to 'toy' with a Santa story for some time. I guess, no better time than the present." Watch the video here.

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Motley Crue Among Top Artist Searches On Google In 2019

(hennemusic) Motley Crue were one of the top 10 musician searches on Google in the US this past year, according to a new report from the global search engine.

The success of the band's high-profile biopic, "The Dirt", likely helped secure the Los Angeles outfit their spot at No. 6 on the chart, which was led by R. Kelly, with 21 Savage, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X ancd A$AP Rocky rounding out the top 5.

The buzz created by the film helped introduce Motley Crue to a new generation of fans, as its companion soundtrack album helped earn the band their first appearance in the US Top 10 in a decade when it debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.here.

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Weapons of Anew Release Special EP

Weapons of Anew have given their fans an early Christmas present in the form of their brand new "2019 Tour Special EP", which they released this past Friday, December 13th.

The 5-track EP was captured during a performance at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, PA back on July 30th of this year. Freddy Ordine had this to say, "The response we have gotten from fans to our live show has been overwhelmingly positive.

"So as a special 'thank you' to those who have attended our shows and supported us from the very beginning, we have assembled this special EP, which serves as the perfect preview of what to expect from WOA in concert, and also, including the first time the band has ever released an acoustic-based track, with an 'unplugged' rendition of 'Moment'."

Fans can experience the band live and in person when they hit the road early next year supporting Metal Allegiance. Frontman Ray West said of the trek, . "We are really looking forward to sharing the stage again with Metal Allegiance.

"We have played with them before and had a blast...and we picked up many new fans in the process!"

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Singled Out: Lochaven's The Promised Land

Michigan rockers Lochaven are gearing up to release their debut album "Change Is Upon Us" early next month and to celebrate we asked Gabriel Toth to tell us about the lead single "The Promised Land". Here is the story:

"The Promised Land" was written at an interesting time in the band's history. Lochaven wasn't officially off the ground yet; at that point, Jake (Fultz, guitar) and I were just crafting the bare bones of what would become many Lochaven songs. During that time, I felt like we were missing a really anthemic, singalong tune. So I shared my thoughts with Jake, and a few days later, he sent me a recording of something that he thought matched what I described. The moment I pressed play and listened to it, I knew we had it.

After that initial rush of getting the instrumental figured out, though, there was a bit of a comedown. See, the final chorus vocal melody didn't come to me right away, and I actually lobbied to get the key changed a few times to match some other vocal melodies I had come up with. But Jake was adamant that we keep it where it was, and clearly he had the right idea. After messing around with the chord progression on my guitar one night, the melody hit me seemingly out of nowhere, and I knew right then and there that another piece had been added to the puzzle.

The song's lyrics are really just a general encapsulation of where my head was at during that time in life. I had recently taken some time off from school because I felt directionless and apathetic towards what I was studying. I was in a bit of a limbo state at that point in time, and the only thing I was absolutely positive about was that I wanted to play music. So those lyrics are really just my way of saying, "Yeah, I may not be exactly where I want to be in life right now, but if I just keep moving forward, I'll eventually find my way."

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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Previous Day In Rock Reports

Ozzy Osbournes' Tour Will Include Zakk Wylde- Five Finger Death Punch's Jason Hook Has Surgery- KISS Joined By Special Guest At Farewell Tour Stop- Korn Launch Docuseries- more

Guns N' Roses Add Dates To 2020 Tour- Five Finger Death Punch Pull Show Over Medical Emergency- Motley Crue Add Dirt To 'Looks That Kill' Video- Travis Barker- more

Sevendust's Morgan Rose Hospitalized- Ozzy Osbourne Shares Regret Over Rhoads Era Song- Judas Priest To Begin Work On Next Album- Paul McCartney- Black Label Society- more

Staind Extending Reunion Into 2020- Judas Priest Reunion On The Table Says Halford- Slipknot's Knotfest Expanding To New Country Next Year- Ozzy Osbourne- more

Ozzy Osbourne Goes Straight To No. 1- The Who Announce Historic Show- Metallica Reach Major Milestone- Ghost Recording New Song Early Next Year For Mystery Project- more

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