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GunsNRoses-080116.jpg Guns N' Roses has announced that they have added fifteen new dates to their North American tour. Ticket sales for the new dates will begin on June 3 via Live Nation. A special pre-sale for Citi cardholders will begin on May 30. The band has also lined up some impressive opening acts for the new dates, including ZZ Top, the Deftones, Royal Blood, Sturgill Simpson, Live and Our Lady Peace.

System-of-a-Down-110416.jpg System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan has reopened his Las Vegas comic book store, Torpedo Comics. The shop is double the size of his previous location. Torpedo started as an online shop in 2003. "I don't want 18 locations, I want the best location," he told Vegas Seven. "The first time I walked into a store, everything came to life."

queen-photo-by-chris-hopper-090616.jpg Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed that Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, lost much of his foot during his battle with the debilitating disease. "The problem was actually his foot," May writes in his new book Queen in 3D, "and tragically there was very little left of it. Once, he showed it to us at dinner."

NoelGallagher-050511.jpg Noel Gallagher has lent his voice to the legions of celebrities offering condolences to the victims of the Manchester, UK bombing earlier this week. The incident took place at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. A suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured at least 150 others.

RobZombie.jpg Rob Zombie is planning a live release of the 1994 White Zombie album Astro-Creep: 2000 - Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head. The recording is culled from last year's Riot Fest in Chicago, where Zombie played the album in its entirety. Zombie unveiled the news himself, posting a video of a studio speaker.

stonesour2013-021015.jpg Stone Sour has released a music video for "Song #3," a cut from the band's upcoming release Hydrograd. In the video, directed by Ryan Valdez, the group undergoes several costume changes for a fictional video shoot. Fronter Corey Taylor eventually gets fed up with all the nonsense, and the band strips down to their natural element.

Faith-No-More-093016.jpg Faith No More singer Mike Patton has signed on for a tour with the band Dead Cross. That band features members of Slayer and the Misfits. Speaking about the band, drummer Dave Lombardo noted that they plan to push the boundaries of heavy music. "Everything about DEAD CROSS screams aggression," said Lombardo.

RogerWaters-051917.jpg Roger Waters revealed a slew of new anti-Trump media during a performance of "Pigs" in an open rehearsal for his upcoming tour. The performance took place at the Izod Center in New Jersey and the images featured the President as a cross-dresser, a Klansman and of course a swine.

aerosmith-062916.jpg Aerosmith paid tribute to Chris Cornell during a recent show in the country of Georgia. The band dedicated a rendition of their classic hit "Dream On" to the late Soundgarden frontman, who took his own life at the age of 52 last week.

Linkin-Park-071916.jpg Linkin Park fronter Chester Bennington stands behind his words to fans who criticized the band's latest album One More Light. The poppy nature of the record had some fans accusing LP of selling out - an accusation which prompted Bennington to reply "move the f*ck on."

U21-080416.jpg During their sold out Joshua Tree 2017 Tour stop in Pasadena, California, U2 dedicated one of their songs to the late Chris Cornell. Bono dedicated Joshua Tree's "Running to Stand Still" to Cornell, who he called "a lion." He also mentioned the late singer's wife and children, calling them, "beautiful sweet souls."

jack-whites-070916.jpg Jack White has announced a new children's book, We're Going To Be Friends, which will be out later this year. The title of the book is inspired by a White Stripes song. We're Going To Be Friends will be available from November 7 via Third Man Books.

chriscornell-070116.jpg Chris Cornell will finally be laid to rest on May 26, according to CNN. His family is considering a public memorial, but for now only the private funeral service is planned. Cornell's body will be flown from Michigan to Los Angeles and will be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the sources said.

ChadKroeger-120116.jpg Nickelback's Silver Side Up, The Long Road and All the Right Reasons albums are all scheduled to be reissued on vinyl. The new vinyls will be made available on July 7 through Rhino Records.

aerosmith-062916.jpg Zynga has released an online Aerosmith-themed slot game as part of its "Hit It Rich!" series, according to Licensing.biz. "Zynga has taken the personality and attitude of Aerosmith and translated it into a mobile game experience," guitarist Joe Perry said in a press release.

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