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System Of A Down's Serj Tankian Tests Positive For COVID-19

System Of A Down's Serj Tankian Tests Positive For COVID-19

System of a Down have postponed last weekend's shows to next year after frontman Serj Tankian tested positive for COVID-19.

The Armenian-American band has rescheduled the shows to February 4 and 5, 2022.

System of a Down were scheduled to play two hometown shows featuring Korn, Helmet and Russian Circles on Friday and Saturday at Banc of California Stadium.

"It is with great regret that we must reschedule our Los Angeles performances to February 4th and 5th, 2022," System of a Down said in a statement posted on social media.

"Despite multiple precautionary measures, Serj has unfortunately tested positive for COVID," the band added. "We're sorry to disappoint our amazing fans with this last minute news. The health of our band, crew, venue staff, and all of our fans is our top priority."

The band promised to honor all tickets purchased for the shows for the new 2022 dates.

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Imagine Dragons Share Telykast Remix Of 'Demons'

Imagine Dragons Share Telykast Remix Of 'Demons'

Imagine Dragons have shared the TELYKast remix of "Demons," the second single from their 7x Platinum debut album, Night Visions.

On Friday, IGA/UMe released "Demons (TELYKast Remix)" on all digital services.

With the release of Night Visions in 2012, Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, selling more than five million copies worldwide.

The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative and Rock Album charts and also won a Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Album.

TELYKast brings a celebratory beat to the new remix of "Demons."

TELYKast unifies three distinct musical personas into one genre-defying collective that creates original music and remixes, tallying over 100 million streams and 50 million views to date.

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Zakk Wylde Opens Up About Playing Rhythm Guitar With 'Heroes' On New Ozzy Album

Zakk Wylde Opens Up About Playing Rhythm Guitar With 'Heroes' On New Ozzy Album

Zakk Wylde has revealed it was an "honor" to play rhythm guitar with his "heroes" on Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming new album.

The Black Sabbath legend had recently confirmed that 15 songs have been recorded for his upcoming follow-up to 2020's Ordinary Man album. The album is being produced by Andrew Watt, and will feature guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Wylde.

Speaking to Music Radar, Wylde said, "The new Ozzy stuff is sounding great. And for sure, it's an honor to play on a record with all my heroes. It's pretty cool. I can't wait for everyone to hear it. I've always loved 'Blow By Blow' and 'Wired', but honestly, every record Jeff Beck has put out is amazing."

"It definitely sounds slamming," he added. "The same goes for all the guys - what Tony Iommi played, and then Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, it's all killer for sure. On those tracks I'm playing rhythm guitar for my heroes. it's crazy! It sounds awesome and I'm beyond honoured to be doing it."

Earlier this month, Ozzy told Metal Hammer that his new album will be "similar in tone to Ordinary Man, but I can't describe it completely. I've not heard it for a while because it keeps going over to the next person to add their parts - we're f*cking around with it all the time."

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Andrew Bird, Lucius Share Performance Of Cover Of The Velvet Underground's 'Venus In Furs'

Andrew Bird, Lucius Share Performance Of Cover Of The Velvet Underground's 'Venus In Furs'

Andrew Bird and Lucius recently released a live recording of their cover version of The Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs."

The cover version sees Bird putting his own spin on the track, using loop pedals to fill out the performance and plucking the violin like a banjo alongside Lucius vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig's harmonies.

Bird and Lucius were among a slew of high-profile acts who contributed to the recently released track-by-track covers album I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico, which was executive produced by the late Hal Willner, a longtime friend of Lou Reed and renowned producer.

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Florence + The Machine, Queens Of The Stone Age & More Join 2022 Mad Cool Festival Line-Up

Florence + The Machine, Queens Of The Stone Age & More Join 2022 Mad Cool Festival Line-Up

Florence + The Machine, Queens Of The Stone Age and Haim have been added to Spain's Mad Cool Festival line-up.

Mad Cool, which was canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, has expanded to become a five-day festival next year, scheduled to take place from July 6 to 10, 2022.

The organizers had previously announced that Muse, The Killers and Metallica will perform at next year's festival.

The festival has now added 32 more names to their 2022 line-up, including the above mentioned Florence + The Machine, Queens Of The Stone Age and Haim, as well as CHVRCHES, Sam Fender, Arlo Parks, Glass Animals and Easy Life.

Mad Cool also said that "a few final additions" to the festival's 2022 edition will be announced soon.

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Wolfgang Van Halen Performs Seated After Spraining Ankle

Wolfgang Van Halen Performs Seated After Spraining Ankle

Wolfgang Van Halen, son of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, performed his band Mammoth WVH's show in Huntsville, Alabama, in a seated position after spraining his ankle in a tour bus accident.

"Ate sh*t walking off the bus this morning and sprained the f*ck outta my ankle. Now I gotta rock this boot for four to six weeks," Wolfgang tweeted along with a picture of his leg in a protective boot.

"Looks like this boot's gonna get some show experience," he continued, determined not to let the injury hinder the band's imminent show. "We'll see you tonight Huntsville."

Van Halen noted that he would be playing upcoming concerts like Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl, who performed at a series of concerts from a custom-built throne after breaking his leg in 2016. Axl Rose later used the same throne when he sustained his own leg injury at Guns N' Roses' first reunion show the same year.

"Looks like I'm gonna be Dave Grohl-ing it tonight, folks. Be patient with me," he tweeted.

After the performance, Van Halen shared a picture of his swollen leg. "Never done that before, but we pulled it off!" he wrote on Twitter. "Thanks to Huntsville for making it such a special show! Also, check out how f*cked my ankle is."

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Metallica Share Trailer For 'The Black Album' Photo Book

Metallica Share Trailer For 'The Black Album' Photo Book

Metallica have shared a new trailer for their photo book, "The Black Album in Black & White," as part of The Black Album's 30th anniversary celebrations.

The photo book, published in collaboration with photographer Ross Halfin, features images of the band at work on The Black Album and several classic and previously unpublished photographs of Metallica, including shots from the band's 300-date tour that took place between 1991 and 1993.

The book features introductions by Halfin, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and Robert Trujillo, who performed on part of the Metallica tour at the time with his band Suicidal Tendencies.

"The Black Album in Black & White," which has been printed with a metallic silver jacket with block-foil lettering, is described as "an epic celebration of one of rock's most legendary albums".

Ulrich said, "By the time the songs and the recording were coming together, the confidence level was at an all-time high and we felt better than ever about who we were and how we viewed ourselves with regards to being photographed."

The Black Album earned Metallica their first No. 1, and in about 19 countries at that. It reigned atop the chart for four weeks in the U.S.

The band marked the album's 30th anniversary last month by reissuing the record along with a special covers album, The Metallica Blacklist.

"The Black Album in Black & White" is available now.

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Willow, Avril Lavigne Team Up For 'G R O W' Video

Willow, Avril Lavigne Team Up For 'G R O W' Video

Willow Smith has dropped a music video for pop-punk anthem "G R O W," featuring Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker.

"G R O W" is from Willow's fourth solo studio album lately I feel EVERYTHING, which was released July 16 via MSFTSMusic, Roc Nation and Polydor Records.

The album had entered the top 10 of Billboard's Top Rock, Alternative and Independent Albums surveys. It also peaked at No. 46 on Billboard's all-genre 200 chart.

The Dana Trippe-directed video features both Smith and Lavigne as super-sized versions of themselves, performing the song in a parking lot. The video was first premiered on MTV Live, mtvU and Viacom Times Square billboards.

"I've been putting work in, healing myself / Still got room to grow," the pair sing together on the track's anthemic refrain.

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Tom Morello Declares Zack De La Rocha The 'Greatest Frontman Of All-Time'

Tom Morello Declares Zack De La Rocha The 'Greatest Frontman Of All-Time'

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has described his bandmate Zack de la Rocha as the greatest frontman of all-time.

"In my opinion, [Zack is] the greatest frontman of all time," Morello said on Revolver's "Fan First" podcast. "He's the punk rock James Brown. There's no one in the history of Western music that has the sort of the totality of spiritual commitment onstage and in the studio as that guy."

"And it's matched with a brilliant intellect, and he's a tremendous musician as well, and it's really an unbelievable combination just, feel fortunate to be in a band with him," he added.

Morello, who is best known for his unique and creative guitar playing style, and Rocha founded Rage Against the Machine together, going on to become one of the more popular and influential rock acts of the 1990s.

Morello also spoke highly of the late Chris Cornell, who was his bandmate in Audioslave.

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Rob Zombie Shares First Look At 'The Munsters' Remake

Rob Zombie Shares First Look At 'The Munsters' Remake

Rob Zombie, the co-founder of heavy metal band White Zombie, recently shared some photos on Instagram, giving fans a first look at The Munsters remake he is working on.

"Since Halloween is rapidly approaching I thought it was the perfect time to MEET THE MUNSTERS!" he captioned the post. "Direct from the set in good old Hungary. I present Herman, Lily and The Count sitting in front of the newly completed 1313 Mockingbird Lane."

In the remake, Jeff Daniel Philips portrays Herman Munster, while Sheri Moon Zombie takes on the role of Lily Munster and Dan Roebuck plays Grandpa Munster, also known as The Count.

Zombie has also shared insight into the costume design of the film, teasing sketches of what Lily and Herman Munster wear to bed.

Zombie wrote, "What do Herman and Lily wear to bed? Perhaps something like this! Check out some wardrobe designs by our amazing costume designers."

In another post, Zombie shared a photo of the cast for Herman Munster's head, writing, "The clay is out and the sculpting has begun on a very prominent brow for THE MUNSTERS."

Zombie is directing the remake. The release date for the movie has not been announced as yet. According to CNN, the film will be released in theaters as well as on the Peacock streaming service.

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'Above Ground' Charity Concert To Feature Billy Idol, Perry Farrell, Corey Taylor & More

'Above Ground' Charity Concert To Feature Billy Idol, Perry Farrell, Corey Taylor & More

A diverse group of special guests including Billy Idol, Perry Farrell and Corey Taylor will perform at the third Above Ground benefit concert on December 20 at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood, California.

Etty Lau Farrell, Taylor Hawkins, Mark McGrath, Steve Stevens and Franky Perez will also join them as special guests.

The annual Above Ground benefit concert, organized by Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and Billy Idol guitarist Billy Morrison, raises money for the MusiCares charity.

As in 2018 and 2019, the Above Ground performers will play songs off two seminal albums, featuring one American artist and one British artist, in its entirety. This year's selections are Lou Reed 's Transformer (1972) and Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977).

Special guests will celebrate the vinyl album as an art form, as well as raise awareness and funds for the treatment of mental health. Profits from the event will be donated to MusiCares, the leading music charity that acts as a safety net for the music community.

The event was cancelled in 2020 because of Covid.

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Jack White Returns With New Single 'Taking Me Back'

Jack White Returns With New Single 'Taking Me Back'

Jack White recently shared "Taking Me Back," his first solo single in nearly four years. The incendiary "Taking Me Back" is available digitally worldwide now.

The single, produced by White at Third Man Studios in Nashville, features the multiple Grammy Award-winning artist on all vocals and instruments.

Additionally, the hard rocking "Taking Me Back" arrives paired with a genuinely gentler version titled "Taking Me Back (Gently)." The videos for both versions premiered Monday on White's official YouTube channel.

"Taking Me Back" can also be heard in the just-unveiled trailer for upcoming video game "Call of Duty: Vanguard," along with footage from the game in the newly premiered lyric video for the song.

Developed by Sledgehammer Games, "Call of Duty: Vanguard" delivers World War II like never before as players will rise on every front when the game launches worldwide on November 5. The title is the latest release from the blockbuster "Call of Duty" franchise that has sold more than 400 million copies around the world.

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Blink-182's Travis Barker Engaged To Kourtney Kardashian

Blink-182's Travis Barker Engaged To Kourtney Kardashian

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian took to Instagram on Sunday (October 17) to announce they are engaged.

Kardashiyan posted a snap showing them enjoying a hug at sunset on a beach with the caption, "forever @travisbarker." Barker commented "FOREVER" underneath the post.

Kourtney's sister Kim Kardashian posted engagement ring emojis beneath the post. She also took to Twitter to post a video of the couple, captioned "KRAVIS FOREVER."

Kendall Jenner posted a zoomed-in image of Kardashian's hand and engagement ring.

According to TMZ, Barker and Kourtney began to date at the beginning of 2021.

Barker and Kourtney confirmed their relationship through an Instagram post on Valentine's Day. A few weeks later, Barker spoke about their relationship during his appearance on "The Drew Barrymore Show."

Barker has been married twice previously, while Kardashian has never walked down the aisle.

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Ann Wilson Teams Up With Original Heart Guitarist Roger Fisher On 'Mistral Wind'

Ann Wilson Teams Up With Original Heart Guitarist Roger Fisher On 'Mistral Wind'

Ann Wilson teamed up with original Heart guitarist and founding member Roger Fisher during her solo concert at the Neptune Theater in Seattle on Saturday (October 16).

Wilson and Fisher, backed up by Wilson's band, the Amazing Dawgs, performed "Mistral Wind," a track from Heart's 1978 album, Dog & Butterfly during the show.

Fisher formed Heart in 1963 with his brother Michael and bassist Steven Fossen. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson joined the band in 1970 and 1974, respectively.

The Wilson sisters are currently focusing on solo work. Fisher has stated that he is open to the idea of touring with the members of Heart.

"I've been emailing them for decades suggesting we do the Heart reunion tour," he said in an interview last year. "I would love to do the reunion. I think it's important to do the reunion if for no other reason than to demonstrate as professional musicians, this is what we do, this is what being a professional musician is about. It's about creating healing, it's about creating union."

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Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil Injured In Fall Off Stage

Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil Injured In Fall Off Stage

Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil broke a few of his ribs after he fell off the stage during a solo concert in Tennessee on Friday, October 15.

Neil had been performing with his band at the Monsters on the Mountain festival in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, when he suffered the fall. Neil was one of the headliner acts for the three-day music festival.

Billboard reports that Neil walked towards the front of the stage encouraging the crowd to clap along while playing Mötley Crüe's "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)." However, he accidentally stepped off the edge and fell four feet.

Neil was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where X-rays revealed that he suffered broken ribs, according to an onstage announcement from Neil's bassist Dana Strum.

"The truth is, Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell," Strum told the crowd. "Now that sucks for us and him. He was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee. But he was willing to stick it out and tough it out when the people back here were telling him 'Don't do it.' Let's have one good round of applause, please, for this guy."

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Phoebe Bridgers' Cover Of Bo Burnham's 'That Funny Feeling' Debuts On Multiple Billboard Charts

Phoebe Bridgers' Cover Of Bo Burnham's 'That Funny Feeling' Debuts On Multiple Billboard Charts

Phoebe Bridgers' cover of Bo Burnham's "That Funny Feeling" has debuted on multiple Billboard sales charts.

The cover bowed at No. 2 on both the Rock & Alternative Digital Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales charts. The track also opened at No. 4 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales survey, with 10,800 downloads sold in the week ending October 7, according to MRC Data.

Bridgers had shared the cover of "That Funny Feeling" exclusively via her Bandcamp, with proceeds from the track to benefit Texas Abortion Funds.

The cover, which Bridgers has also been performing live on her current tour, was recorded in Los Angeles with Tony Berg, Ethan Gruska, Christian Lee Hutson, Harrison Whitford, Rob Moose, Sebastian Steinberg, Marshall Vore, Nate Walcott, and Maria Taylor. The track was produced by Berg, Gruska, and Bridgers.

The Texas Abortion Funds will split the proceeds evenly between 10 organizations.

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Dave Grohl 'Storyteller' Tops New York Times Best-Seller List

Dave Grohl 'Storyteller' Tops New York Times Best-Seller List

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's first book, "The Storyteller -Tales of Life and Music," has topped the New York Times Best-Seller List.

"Storyteller" currently sits at No. 1 on the New York Times' Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction list as well as the Hardcover Nonfiction list.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would someday be a number one bestselling author, but it's those same wildest dreams that I've followed since the day I picked up a guitar. Honored," Grohl said. "Huge thanks to everyone at Dey Street Books for making my first book such an amazing experience."

"The Storyteller -Tales of Life and Music," which is described as "a collection of memories of a life lived loud," dropped on October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster.

In the autobiography, Grohl recounts stories from throughout his life and career, including his time with the Foo Fighters and Nirvana. The book also features anecdotes about David Bowie, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, and Paul McCartney.

The book has been critically acclaimed and has received several positive reviews from the press. It currently holds a 4.8 out of 5 overall rating from fans on Amazon.

Grohl had also embarked on a promotional tour in support of his autobiography. The limited run of intimate shows kicked off at the Savoy Theatre in London on Monday, September 27.

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Ice Nine Kills Share 'Pet Sematary'-Inspired Video For 'Funeral Derangements'

Ice Nine Kills Share 'Pet Sematary'-Inspired Video For 'Funeral Derangements'

Ice Nine Kills have released a music video for "Funeral Derangements," a track off their new album The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood, which arrived on October 15.

The video, which shows the band performing in an eerie graveyard, is inspired by Stephen King's 1989 thriller Pet Sematary and follows an almost similar plotline.

"In perhaps the most ironic cameo in recent horror memory, we've tapped the amazing Mike Hughes, (Gage from the original Pet Sematary), to play the role of the reckless truck driver," said frontman Spencer Charnas.

"An 18 wheeler, a twisted cat, a scalpel and an evil burial ground all come together in what I'd call our most ambitious homage yet," he added. "Dig in."

The video features cameos from Bill Moseley, Bedflower's Josh Katz, and James A. Jainesse and Chelsea Rebecca, who created the "Dead Meat James Kill Count" Youtube series.

Ice Nine Kills previously released "Rainy Day," "Assault & Batteries," and "Hip To Be Scared" from the fourteen-track The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood album.

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Fender Reissues Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang In Honor Of 30th Anniversary Of 'Nevermind'

Fender Reissues Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang In Honor Of 30th Anniversary Of 'Nevermind'

Fender is re-issuing the Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang guitar in honor of the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's 1991 classic Nevermind.

In celebration, the guitar makers have launched the custom model, which the late Cobain created by mixing the Fender Jaguar and Mustang.

Regarding the Jag-Stang guitar, Cobain had previously shared, "Ever since I started playing, I've always liked certain things about certain guitars but could never find the perfect mix of everything I was looking for. The Jag-Stang is the closest thing I know."

The instrument is available in Fiesta Red and Sonic Blue and comes with a rosewood fingerboard. It carries a price tag of $1,249.

Justin Norvell, EVP of Fender Products, said, "When we took a look at the sketches Kurt Cobain had drawn up for his dream guitar, we were impressed by how intricate his design was. We honoured the original model - all the specs on the new Jag Stang are as they were. Nothing new was done to it, we really wanted to keep it aligned with Kurt's vision."

Meanwhile, Geffen/UMe will release several multi-format reissues of Nevermind on November 12. A total of 94 audio and video tracks, 70 of them previously unreleased, will be made available across configurations ranging from Super Deluxe Editions to standard digital/CD and single disc vinyl with bonus 7-inch.

In all formats, Nevermind is newly remastered from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes to high-resolution 192kHz 24-bit.

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U2 Launch Artist Takeover On Pandora In Celebration Of 40th Anniversary Of 'October'

U2 Launch Artist Takeover On Pandora In Celebration Of 40th Anniversary Of 'October'

Marking the 40th anniversary of U2's seminal album October, the rock legends have announced the launch of the biggest-ever Artist Takeover on Pandora's U2 Radio station.

U2's Artist Takeover on Pandora is an exclusive listening experience where members of the iconic group take fans on a personal journey through the making of their first three albums - Boy (1980), October (1981), and War (1983). The band members share intimate personal stories, previously unknown details, and the music that inspired them along the way.

It marks the first time an artist has created an ongoing series of self-curated Modes on Pandora. Users can choose from three selectable "modes" on the Radio station - each devoted to one of these three early albums - where the group shares personal insights and influences behind each record in their own words. Additional album Modes are expected to be rolled out on Pandora's U2 Radio station in the coming months.

"Pandora has given us an opportunity to tell U2's story in a completely new way, weaving the music of our heroes together with our own using songs, memories, and inspirations," said U2 guitarist The Edge. "Music is the most powerful storytelling medium, and Modes has created an incredible new way to share the sounds and experiences that made us who we are as artists."

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