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alicecooper-061316.jpg Alice Cooper was joined by Bob Geldof during his recent concert at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia for an encore performance of Alice's 1972 hit "School's Out." Geldof was reportedly in town to speak at a Telethon fundraising lunch. "Surprise! Sir Bob Geldoff joined Alice Cooper on stage @pertharena tonight to sing School's Out . . ."

weezer-061616.jpg Weezer has released "Happy Hour," another new track from their upcoming new album, Pacific Daydream. "I need happy hour/ On sad days," frontman Rivers Cuomo sings on the track. "I think I can stay here for the rest of my life/ Please don't make me go home." "I'm walking around town and I'm seeing these signs, 'Happy Hour, come in and join the party, have fun' . . ."

bush-band-103016.jpg Both Bush and Gavin Rossdale have signed new worldwide deals with BMG Records. The band's deal and frontman's solo deal come during a resurgence for the 90's hitmakers. Both Rossdale and the label broke the news in official statements.

slipknot-ipad-061016.jpg Slipknot have released a new live video of "Psychosocial," which is featured on their upcoming new live DVD Day Of The Gusano.

ZZ-Top-062016.jpg ZZ Top has shelved all currently booked tour dates due to bassist Dusty Hill's stomach illness. The band broke the news in an official statement and though they didn't specify the nature of his illness, they said his doctors recommended he "lay low for a while."

Gord--Downie-101817.jpg Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has passed away at the age of 53. He was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer back in May 2016. The band released a heartfelt statement confirming Gord's passing, "with his beloved children and family close by."

LedZeppelin1973-062216.jpg Rumors of a Led Zeppelin reunion show can be put to rest. The group's former frontman Robert Plant says a reunion concert is "unlikely to occur again." In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Plant explained that he prefers to move forward, rather than rehash the past. The singer elaborated stating, "You can't ever really go back."

MetallicaX-070916.jpg Metallica have released an early demo of "Master Of Puppets," which will appear on a new deluxe box set chronicling the making of their influential Master of Puppets LP.

prophetsofrage-012717.jpg Prophets of Rage have dropped a new video for "Strength in Numbers," which appears on their self-titled debut album. The socially-charged new clip tackles the racial tension of the NFL national anthem debate, with clips of protesting football players with vintage footage of actors in blackface and Mickey Mouse working on a chain gang. The visual also features scenes from gun shows.

foofighters-061616.jpg Dave Grohl gave an unusual gift, in the form of his shoe, to a fan on crutches at a recent Foo Fighters show. The fan was meeting with the Foos during a meet and greet at a recent show and also got to chatting with Grohl's orthopedic doctor. When the doc said that she really needed to wear a shoe to recover fully, Dave offered up one of his.

Theoryofadeadman-032614.jpg Theory of a Deadman have released a new song, "Wake Up Call," the title track from their forthcoming album, which will be released later this month. 'This is my wake up call / I slept through it / Going through life / Hypnotic / Come home, come ho-o-ome, come home, come ho-o-ome / These four walls is / Where I live / With a ghost of you/ Is all I get . . ."

FiveFingerDeathPunch-100417.jpg Five Finger Death Punch have reportedly settled their legal battle with their longtime label Prospect Park Records and have announced the release of a new greatest hits album. In addition, they have also confirmed that a new studio release is also in the works. The band's guitarist Jason Hooks says the album is "completely done." "There was sixteen songs completed . . ."

marilyn-manson-072016.jpg Marilyn Manson has rescheduled tour dates that he was forced to postpone after breaking his leg in a freak stage accident that saw two heavy stage props fall on him.

beck-summer-tour-070416.jpg Beck has released a new video for "Colors," the title track off of his latest album. The new clip is a an "autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR)" video which sees people's hands plunge into colorful, gooey substances as they pull, stretch and kneed piles of doughy goo, which are red, blue, green, purple and yellow in this instance.

MetallicaX-070916.jpg Metallica are reaching out to their fans for help with a pair of upcoming deluxe album reissues. The band is planning new releases for …And Just for All and their self-titled release and reached out to their fans via social media.

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