Ozzy Osbourne is to release a best-of compilation covering his extensive back catalogue.
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Former Kyuss and Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri is to release a star-studded new solo album in September.
Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer says it was Gene Simmons, not Jon Bon Jovi, who first took an interest in the band.
I Am I singer ZP Theart says the band’s recent line-up overhaul was down to the former members’ lack of hunger.
Blaze Bayley believes Iron Maiden fans have come round to thinking well of his 1990s stint as the band’s singer.
Weezer have made their upcoming new single available to stream.
[tweetmeme]Legendary Smiths guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr returns this October with what’s being billed as his sophomore solo album, the 11-song Playland , a collection of new music built “around a common theme of ‘songs that move at the speed of life’” that arrives just 18 months after the release of his first official solo record, The Messenger . The title of the new album — due out Oct. 6/7 via Warner Music — is in inspired by Dutch cultural theorist Johan Huizinga’s 1938 book “Homo Ludens,” which, according to Marr’s website, “explores the concept of play as a precursor and principal element of cultural development.” On his website, Marr says of the new album: “When The Messenger came out, I kept on writing. I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record.” After the album’s release, Marr embarks on a 13-date U.K
Stoner rock legend John Garcia has released a track from his forthcoming, eponymous album.
[tweetmeme]We’re still two months away from the arrival of Erasure’s 16th studio album, The Violet Flame , but the duo has just offered up the first taste of the record in the form of first single “Elevation,” which you can stream below via Soundcloud. Vince Clarke and Andy Bell also revealed the full tracklist for the 10-song album, which is also presented below. The Violet Flame arrives Sept. 23 via Mute Records.
[tweetmeme]Tonight’s edition of “Dark Wave” — the Sunday night celebration of the “darker side of classic alternative” on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave — featured music from Rose of Avalanche, The Normal, Skeletal Family, Poesie Noire, The Chameleons, Snake Corps, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Lucy Show, PTP, Fad Gadget, David J and more. “Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs founder/editor Matt Sebastian, airs every Sunday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available as part of Sirius XM’s new On Demand service for online subscribers.
Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander, drummer with Primus and Puscifer, has suffered a heart attack, it’s been confirmed.