Extreme Progressive Power Metallers Runescarred have shared their cover of Elton John’s classic “Madman Across the Water.” The track comes from the bands’ upcoming re-release of their 2020 album, The Distant Infinite on September 24th and you can pre-order the album now at the link below. The release features five additional acoustic tracks, and sees the band further push themselves out of their comfort zone with creativity. Check out this great cover right now!
Elton John began his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour in 2018, intended to cap off his fifty-plus year career. Interrupted by the pandemic, Elton has now announced his final dates ever for North American and Europe. In a video statement on his website, he also said he intends to tour Australia as well. He is planning to spend the rest of his life dedicating more time to raising his children. Pre-sales to his Rocket Club fanclub go on sale this Friday June 25th. Tickets go on sale for Europe June 29th and June 30th for the public. See the announced US dates below and the ticket on sale link, as well as a message from Elton himself!
Miley Cyrus has shared her studio version of Metallica’s song “Nothing Else Matters” and she had some famous people to help her do it. Sir Elton John, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and produce the same team of collaborators Ozzy Osbourne had on Ordinary Man, helped her cut the track. Check it out now!
Neil Young has joined the ranks of Adele, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Village People, R.E.M. and the estates of Tom Petty and Prince are among a raft of other artists to demand Trump stop using their tracks at his rallies. The iconic multiple Rock N Roll Hall of Famer took to social media via several of his accounts to voice his anger after his songs were played at Trump’s Independence Day celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Young, who is Canadian but became an American Citizen in January 2020, does not want his music played at Trump events, as “Like A Hurricane,” “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Cowgirl in the Sand” ― were played during Trump’s Independence Day celebration at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday night.
Sons Of Apollo and former Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will release an unplugged covers EP featuring Soundgarden, Asia and more On ‘Barefoot 3’ EP this Friday via Bandcamp. “Barefoot 3” takes the “Barefoot” series up a notch, with intricate guitar arrangements, big backing vocals, and drummer Kyle Hughes.Continue reading
Queen are sharing their famous 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness via Youtube. The band is raising money to donate to COVID-19 relief efforts and they’ll be sharing the show for 48 hours via their Youtube live on Queen’s Youtube from 2pm EST on May 15th. May. Queen’s’ Benefit Concert took place in London’s Wembley Stadium on Easter Monday (20th, April). The surviving members of the band: Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor wanted to perform the benefit concert in memory of Freddie Mercury, who had passed away the previous November. The concert featured Queen and friends like David Bowie, Elton John, Axl Rose, and James Hetfield among others to pay tribute to Freddie Mercury. The setlist included some real treats like Bowie’s ‘Heroes’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, and a special rendition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
The ninth album from Greek power metallers Firewind finds the band introducing their latest vocalist Herbie Langhans, the former Sinbreed frontman replacing fellow German Henning Basse earlier this year. And the eponymously titled Firewind (AFM Records) is a fine way to get things rolling with their new frontman.Continue reading
Arguably the architect of the Rock music genre that spawned Rock N Roll as a cultural phenomenon, Little Richard, has passed away. He was 87 years old. The musician’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone but said the cause of death was unknown. Born Richard Wayne Penniman in Macon, Georgia in 1932, Richard’s incredible songwriting, unmatchable singing voice, and flamboyant androgynous, yet taboo-shattering mix of sexual energy and religious music in his personality became the playbook for all young rockers to follow. Rolling Stone Magazine eloquently said his “fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form.” His influence can be felt from The Beatles, to The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Elton John, Billy Joel, Keith Emerson, KISS, Motörhead, MotörheadLed Zeppelin, Tom Jones, Van Morrison, as far back as Elvis, and even into the early stages of Heavy Metal with Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Pentagram, his musical touch will be eternal. Starting a string of hits to start his career with ‘Tutti Frutti’, ‘Long Tall Sally’, ‘Rip It Up’ all in 1956,’Lucille’, ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’ those early hits shaped generations of fans. We send out sympathy to Little Richard’s family, friends, and fans at this time.
If there’s one name in the annals of rock history known to absolutely everyone, it’s Ozzy Osbourne. It doesn’t matter if you know him from his time with Black Sabbath, his solo career, his reality TV series, his wife, the bat story, or any of the other utterly insane stories which usually start with the excessive consumption of alcohol, or use of illegal substances. The fact is you know the name, you know the face, and you know the legend.Continue reading
Ozzy Osbourne has released his new album, and his best in some time, “Ordinary Man” today via epic records, available at all streaming DSPs and via merch bundles. Yesterday Ozzy made history by the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event ever across 50 cities worldwide on Thursday, February 20. Fans heard the record before anyone and were the first to choose from a collection of exclusive Ozzy-inspired tattoo designs. Today, Ozzy returns to the world-famous Amoeba Records (where he last hosted an in-store in June 2010) in Hollywood, California at 5:00 p.m. To attend, purchase “Ordinary Man” (available on CD, LP or picture disc) in-store at Amoeba Hollywood on February 21. Additionally, Ozzy today unveils the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes with the release with up to 300 different prizes for fans. In the U.S. only, all physical copies of the album (CD, vinyl, cassette, and pre-saves) are bundled with a unique code. Beginning today, fans may enter their codes at ordinarymansweepstakes.com to redeem for once-in-a-lifetime Ozzy prizes. The prizes range from a trip for two to Los Angeles to have dinner with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, a signed guitar, a “Blizzard Of Ozz” platinum plaque, “See You On The Other Side” box set, and more.Continue reading