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Motleycrue-072816.jpg Tommy Lee has revealed that he and girlfriend Brittany Furlan are now engaged to be married. "Well this certainly beats chocolates!" Lee captioned a photo of Furlan's heart-shaped engagement ring on Instagram. "Say hello to future Mrs. Lee ???? #engaged??."

GeneSimmons-121417.jpg Gene Simmons has announced plans to release a new book, 27: The Legend and Mythology of the 27 Club, which will explore the "27 club" of celebrities who've died at the age of 27.

bonjovi-062816.jpg Jon Bon Jovi has sold his luxe New York City condo. The multi-level 4,031-square-foot home, located at 150 Charles St. in the city's West Village neighborhood, sold for $15 million earlier this month. The staggering selling price is well below his initial asking price.

EddieVedder-021418.jpg Eddie Vedder took the stage for an all-star jam session during a charity show in Seattle earlier this week. The show served as a fundraiser for the College for Caner fund, which helps offer scholarships to cancer survivors from low income households.

bandLynyrdSkynyrd-012518.jpg Lynyrd Skynyrd has signed on to appear at Charlie Daniels' upcoming Volunteer Jam event. The fest is set to take place on March 7 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and will feature a collection of rock and country's biggest acts including, of course, Daniels.

FooFighters-120417.jpg Foo Fighters have signed on for a headlining performance at the upcoming Ottawa Blues Fest. The event is set to take place at the Canadian city's Lebreton Flats Park from July 5 to 15 and will also feature a headlining performance by the Dave Matthews Band.

MetallicaX-070916.jpg James Hetfield has signed on for an acting role in the upcoming biopic about serial killer Ted Bundy. The film, titled Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile, will star Zac Efron in the lead role and Hetfield will appear as a tough highway patrolman who first arrested Bundy in 1975.

KingsOfLeon-082416.jpg Kings of Leon have signed on for a headlining performance at the upcoming Reading and Leeds Festivals. This year the band joins an impressive lineup of headliners set for the twin city event including Fall Out Boy and Kendrick Lamar. The festivals are set to take place between August 24 and 26. This will be the second time that Kings of Leon have served as headliners.

musicasaweapon-071416.jpg Disturbed has scored a platinum album with Immortalized. The album's success has been driven largely by their cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" which was certified double platinum back in May. The band also revealed recently that it has reconnected with producer Kevin Churko and is hard at work at the Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SteveMillerBand-080817.jpg Steve Miller has confirmed a new string of tour dates alongside Peter Frampton this summer. The run is set to kick off at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana on June 12 and conclude on August 26 at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Washington. "Music is ethereal, it moves back and forth between the past and the future," Miller said in a press release.

thekillers-072516.jpg The Killers have signed on for a headlining performance at the UK's Latitude Festival this year. The event is set to take place in Suffolk's Henham Park between July 12 and 15 this year and the Vegas band joins a stacked lineup including fellow headliners Alt-J and Solange.

MetallicaX-070916.jpg Metallica paid tribute to their founding bassist Cliff Burton during a recent appearance in Italy. Burton died in a bus accident in 1987 and the band took on a performance of the track "Orion" to celebrate what would have been Burton's 56th birthday during a performance at Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy.

BillyCorgan-011617.jpg The official website of the Smashing Pumpkins has been updated to reveal a new countdown clock that is set to expire this week Thursday. While there is no word on what the official announcement might be, Billy Corgan is doing his part to add to the mystery.

judaspriest-120209.jpg Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest has revealed that he will reduce his touring load as a result of his recent Parkinson's disease diagnosis. He broke the news earlier this year about the condition and says that's why he's slowing down slightly, although he's still very much at the core of the band.

joan-jett-080116.jpg The North American rights to Bad Reputation, a new documentary about Joan Jett, have been purchased by Magnolia Pictures, who are targeting a 2018 theatrical release.

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