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Dusty Hill Recorded Vocals for New ZZ Top Album Before He Died

ZZ Top's Dusty Hill contributed some singing to the band's in-progress recordings before the bassist and co-vocalist died last week at age 72, bandleader Billy Gibbons has revealed.Hill died in his sleep on July 27–28, the group shared in a statement shortly after. The bluesy Southern rock veterans had already been performing with a fill-in musician due to Hill's ill health, allowing them to continue their ongoing North American tour scheduled through 2022. ZZ Top canceled their July 28 concert out […]

todayAugust 2, 2021 1

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Kirk Hammett Wants New Metallica Album to ‘Bring People Together’

Metallica's Kirk Hammett — who's revealed that the music the veteran metal act is currently working on is "very appropriate for the times" — hopes that the next Metallica album will help heal discord and bring people closer together after a trying 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.The guitarist conveyed that aspiration to Classic Rock in a brief interview that emerged on Friday (July 30)."Metallica has always been about bringing people […]

todayJuly 30, 2021 1

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Jeff Scott Soto Announces Duets Album, Teams With Mr. Big Singer

Sons of Apollo singer Jeff Scott Soto has crossed paths with a number of top musicians over the years across his various projects and now he's calling in a wealth of guests on a new duets album titled The Duets Collection, Vol. 1. Kicking off promotion of the new record, he's just released the song "Mysterious" with a guest turn from Mr. Big vocalist Eric Martin.This album allows Soto the […]

todayJuly 28, 2021 3

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Rivers of Nihil Release Proggy Song ‘Clean,’ Announce New Album

Rivers of Nihil have announced their highly anticipated follow-up to Where Owls Know My Name. The band’s fourth studio album, The Work, will come out Sept. 24, but you can hear the new song “Clean” right now.Don’t panic… the saxophone is back. Rivers of Nihil brought in saxophonist Zach Strouse to lay down baritone, soprano, and alto saxes to The Work. You’ll also hear Black Crown Initiate’s James Dorton do […]

todayJuly 28, 2021 1

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Halsey Teases Nine Inch Nails-Produced Album With Fuzzy Snippet

An online game tied to pop star Halsey's upcoming Nine Inch Nails members-produced album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, has revealed what's believed to be a brief preview of a track from the set. It certainly sounds like something helmed by the NIN bandleader Trent Reznor and his musical partner Atticus Ross.That's because the 20-second excerpt is all languid fuzz bass and overblown drums in a slow rock dirge (albeit, […]

todayJuly 27, 2021 1

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Slash Signs to New Gibson Record Label for Upcoming Album

Slash's fourth album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators is underway, and it's going to be the first release on Gibson's new record label, Gibson Records.The label, which will be based in Nashville, Tenn., comes over a century after the instrument company was founded. They've also announced that they've entered a strategic partnership with BMG.“Launching a record label that is in service to our artists is the natural evolution of […]

todayJuly 27, 2021 3

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Melvins Debut New ‘Night Goat’ Version Off 36-Song Acoustic Album

With a new studio album (Working With God) already out this year, Melvins are keeping the momentum rolling by offering up something new by way of something old — a career-spanning, 36-song acoustic album titled Five Legged Dog. An acoustic version of the Houdini favorite "Night Goat" has been released as well.The collection features classic songs from the influential experimental rock group's mammoth catalog, stretching from 1987's Gluey Porch Treatments through 2017's Pinkus Abortion […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 4

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David Crosby Interview: ‘For Free’ Album, Turning 80, Steely Dan

The past couple of years have not been easy on David Crosby. After the pandemic made it impossible for him to tour, his financial situation grew so dreary that he feared the bank would take away his house. The tendonitis that’s been plaguing his hands has advanced to the point where it’s difficult for him to play guitar. He’s also had to watch his beloved country get ripped in half […]

todayJuly 21, 2021 4

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Daughtry Drop New Song ‘Lioness,’ Announce ‘Dearly Beloved’ Album

Daughtry have announced that their sixth studio album, Dearly Beloved, will arrive this fall. As a preview, the rock band led by American Idol alum Chris Daughtry has shared another new song from the set, a smoldering alternative anthem called "Lioness."The track follows Dearly Beloved's "Heavy Is the Crown," a Billboard Top 20 Hot Hard Rock song released in March, as well as last year's "World on Fire." To support the upcoming 13-song album, […]

todayJuly 20, 2021 4

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