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Morrissey to Retire?

Morrissey‘s health has been a hot topic as of late, what with all of the scrapped shows, double pneumonia scare and ultimately canceled tour. Now, the singer has revealed that things were even worse than they appeared — and they already looked pretty bad — as he apparently suffered internal bleeding. He’s also said that doctors have urged…

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Record Store Day

The Cure, R.E.M. and the Lemonheads are among the many artists with music set to be released via Rhino Records on Record Store Day 2013, which is scheduled for April 20. Other releases due out on RSD 2013 from Rhino include albums from the Cure side project the Glove; classic rockers the Doors, the Band and the Grateful Dead; punk veterans the…

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Strokes–Comedown Machine–Now Streaming

The Strokes are now streaming their newest album, Comedown Machine, on their website — a week ahead of its scheduled release date of March 25. Comedown Machine will be the New York-based rock band’s fifth studio album. Their previous album, Angles, was released in 2011. Favorites so far on this album are track 05, “80’s Comedown Machine, and track 10, “Happy…

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Brand SPANKIN’ New Depeche Mode ‘Soothe My Soul’

Depeche Mode went with a ballad as the first single off their forthcoming thirteenth studio album, and now they’re showing off a different side of ‘Delta Machine.’ ‘Soothe My Soul,’ the disc’s second single, is decidedly more up-tempo than ‘Heaven,’ with pounding beats, rhythmic pulses and throbbing electronics creating a sinister backdrop for Dave Gahan’s typically foreboding words. It’s…

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YEAH! Infinite ‘Yeahs’ by James Hetfield

Metallica frontman James Hetfield sure loves to say, “Yeah!” Both beloved and playfully lampooned for his legendary use of the affirmative, James Hetfield and his “Yeah’s” have been immortalized by a diligent audio technician, who has compiled every single “Yeah!” from Hetfield’s recorded history into a hilarious three-minute-and-sixteen-second montage. Check out the James Hetfield ‘Yeah!’ compilation, and to…

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Meet N Greet with Alice Cooper/Marilyn Manson

Believe it….or not! Marilyn Manson has officially confirmed that he will be touring this summer with the original shock rocker Alice Cooper. The ‘Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour 2013′ will hit Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 4, St. Charles, Mo., on June 25 and Rockford, Ill., on June 28. So far, venues for the three stops…

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AWOL, Blondefire, and Mother Mother Spring Tour

In anticipation of their upcoming Spring tour with Blondefire and Mother Mother, AWOLNATION have released a tour sampler featuring the song “All I Need” as well as tracks from Blondefire and Mother Mother. The sampler can be downloaded for free here: http://redbullrecords.com/springtour2013/. There doesn’t appear to be a Chicago date in the mix, so Punkmetalmamma may…

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Remembering Mike Starr–Alice In Chains

Leading up to the second anniversary of late Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr‘s death, friends and family in the Seattle area are banding together to stage a memorial show to celebrate his life and legacy. Starr’s sister Melinda, along with several fans and friends, spearheaded the effort to put together a show where everyone…

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Plans for New Supergroup

Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has teamed up with ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, and ex-Screaming Trees drummer (and fellow Mad Season member) Barrett Martin for a brand new side-project McCready tells Billboard. “Duff and Barrett and I got together. We wrote some new stuff and we took some of those old Mad Season…

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Green and Clean: Billy Joe Armstrong

In an exclusive interview in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, Billie Joe Armstrong opens up about his years of alcohol and prescription drug abuse and his road back from his onstage meltdown at the iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas last September. “I’d wake up in a strange house on a couch. I wouldn’t remember…

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