Scorpions and Megadeth have confirmed plans for a co-headlining tour this year. The run will kick off at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania on September 14 and will run through October 15 when they'll wrap at Amelie Arena in Tampa. "When our album 'Crazy World' was released back in '91, right at the end of the cold war, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy . . ."
Former Boston drummer John Thomas "Sib" Hashian has died at the age of 67, according to ABC affiliate WCVB.
According to reports, Hashian collapsed while performing as part of the Legends of Rock Cruise. Hashian's son confirmed those details with TMZ.
The Decemberists have confirmed plans for their own music festival this year. The event will be dubbed Traveler's Rest and will take place between August 12-13 at Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheatre in Missoula, Montana. The band broke news of the new fest on their official Twitter handle.
Florida Georgia Line have thrown their weight behind a wounded veteran in need by gifting him a special all-terrain wheelchair. The man, named Staff Sergeant Shane Savage, was wounded in Afghanistan and was treated to his new wheels during a recent show. "I got an invitation from Independence Fund to go to the concert," Savage recalls to Fox News about the opportunity.
Natasha Bedingfield has reportedly signed on to provide the end credit theme music for the Disney series Tangled: The Series, a song titled "More of Me." The show tells stories set between the films Tangled and Tangled Ever After. She spoke on her participation with Billboard.com saying it was a natural fit.
John Legend has offered up his newest single "In America." The track will appear on the soundtrack to the new pre-Civil War era film Underground and was written by Legend in collaboration with Dave Tozer. "In America, in America/ I still can't breathe in America," Legend sings, alluding to the murder of Eric Garner by the NYPD.
"Big Boys," a new single that is taken off of Chuck Berry's final studio album CHUCK, has been released.
The new album will feature guest appearances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff and Berry's grandson Charles Berry III. CHUCK is comprised of 10 new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry.
Alice In Chains have confirmed plans to release a new double vinyl effort for Record Store Day. The offering will included a double 7" featuring "Get Born Again"/"What The Hell Have I" that will be pressed on limited edition black vinyl.
Keith Urban and Sam Hunt have both signed on for appearances at the upcoming ACM Awards. This year's event is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 2, and will air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET.
Also among the newly added performers are Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Chris Stapleton.
Ted Nugent is doing his part to 'Make America Rock Again' by hitting the road for a new batch of summer tour dates.
Nugent will start things off on June 23 at the Peppermill Concert Hall in Wendover, Nevada and will conclude with two nights at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois, on July 30-31.
Mariah Carey has revealed plans to turn her classic holiday track "All I Want for Christmas Is You" into an animated film. She broke news of the new project in a video posted to Twitter and says she's thrilled to bring her tune to the big screen.
Lorde has signed on a headliner for the upcoming Lollapalooza festival. This year's event is set to take place in Chicago's Grant Park between August 3 and 6 and will also feature headlining performances this year by Chance the Rapper.
Toby Keith has signed on to appear at the upcoming Jimmy Webb tribute concert. Webb is the songwriter behind the Glenn Campbell classic "The Wichita Lineman" and will be tributed at New York's Carnegie Hall on May 3. Dwight Yoakam, Ashley Campbell and Amy Grant will also perform at the event, along with Art Garfunkel and more.
Blondie has released "Long Time," a new track that will appear on the band's upcoming full length, Pollinator.
"I've been running circles round a night that never ends," Debbie Harry sings. "I've been chasing heartache in a city and a friend/ I've been with you so long, even seen you lose/ But who cares?"
Diana Ross and Melissa Etheridge have been added to the summer lineup at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Ross will perform at the Koussevitzky Music Shed on August 30 at 7pm and Etheridge will join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for a season-ending show on September 3 at 2:30pm. Tickets for both performances will go on sale March 27.