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Gun ready to take on the world

Gun have announced a six-date UK tour, kicking off in March next year.

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18 Things You Learn Hanging Out With U2

What’s left to learn about U2 in 2014? Plenty, as it turns out – especially if you get a few days worth of intimate access to the band in three different countries. Here’s the best of what didn’t fit into the cover story, from the making of the new album to the secrets of Adam Clayton’s jewelry. U2’s 12 Greatest Soundtrack Songs It’s not unimaginable that U2 could still be around when the band members are in their 70s. “I don’t know – if we’re writing songs as good as these ones,” says Bono.

Watch Hunter Hayes Reveal Secrets of Tattoo Your Name Tour

At one point during one of the last full days of rehearsal for his upcoming Tattoo Your Name Tour, Hunter Hayes told his half-dozen band members he wants something more “eventful” to happen during the transition from one song to the next. Holed up in a huge warehouse where the stage, a series of neon bars and squares, has been fully constructed and the lighting design is being tested, Rolling Stone Country joined Hayes and his crew just days before the trek is scheduled to kick off. (See exclusive video of Hunter’s tour rehearsal above). Watch Hunter Hayes Show Off ‘Tattoo’ on ‘Kimmel’ One of the most buzzed about aspects of the tour are the wristbands all concertgoers will receive on their way into each venue

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Paul Simon Honors Phil Everly With Intimate Show in ‘Nashville’ House

When Patti Everly, the widow of Phil Everly, decided to stage a musical tribute to her late husband, there was one artist she knew needed to be involved: Paul Simon. Last night in Nashville, Patti got her wish, and the 73-year-old singer-songwriter performed in honor of the younger Everly Brother at an intimate fundraiser in a Belle Meade house. The Everly Brothers: 12 Essential Tracks “Phil loved hanging out with Paul and telling their stories when they toured together,” Patti Everly told  Rolling Stone , recalling how her husband reunited with his brother Don for Simon & Garfunkel’s Old Friends Tour in 2003. “And Paul loved Phil so much. So how can you not call Paul for your first choice?

Sammy Hagar: ‘I Would Agree to a Van Halen Reunion Tour for the Fans’

Sammy Hagar called into Rolling Stone the other week to chat about his contribution to The Art of McCartney , a 42-track collection of Paul McCartney covers by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, the Cure, Kiss and many other huge names. Hagar sings “Birthday,” and is still a little shocked he was asked to participate in the first place. But when Sammy Hagar is on the phone, it’s impossible to stick to a single topic. The Red Rocker remains one of the funniest and most unfiltered men in rock, especially when the inevitable subject of Van Halen, and the extremely slim possibility of a reunion, comes up.

Young Fathers Upset Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs for Mercury Prize Win

Scottish alternative hip-hop trio Young Fathers were the surprise winners of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, triumphing over a host of better-known names including FKA Twigs, Royal Blood and Blur’s Damon Albarn. 45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far The band’s album Dead – while critically acclaimed for its mix of De La Soul-style grooves and sonic experimentation – was a rank outsider going into the ceremony, held Wednesday night at London’s Roundhouse venue. But despite having sold fewer than 2,500 copies in the U.K., it was declared the best British or Irish album of the last 12 months in a result shocking enough to rival any of the ceremony’s previous upsets – as when Blur’s Parklife lost to M People’s Elegant Slumming in 1994 or when Roni Size / Reprazent’s New Forms triumphed over Radiohead’s OK Computer in 1997. Young Fathers, formed in Edinburgh in 2008, seemed as surprised as anyone.

Garth Brooks Gives 24-Hour Sneak Peak of New Album ‘Man Against Machine’

For serious fans of Garth Brooks, Halloween just became the new Christmas.  Man Against Machine , Brooks’ first collection of new material in 13 years, won’t hit retailers until November 11th. That hasn’t stopped Brooks from offering up a sneak peak at the album’s 14 tracks — nearly half of which were co-written by the singer himself — via GhostTunes, the new digital music distributor that Brooks launched earlier this fall. The free preview starts tonight at midnight and runs for a full 24 hours, coming to a close as Halloween gives way to November 1st.  Garth Brooks Rages Against ‘Machine’ on New Album “A friend of mine at GhostTunes asked if we would take a different look at sampling for this new record,” Brooks wrote in an email that was sent to his fans this morning.

Anthrax record is taking shape – Joey

Joey Belladonna says work on the upcoming Anthrax album is gathering pace.

Dave Sitek on the Snacks and Fights That Fueled TV on the Radio’s ‘Seeds’

Dave Sitek has produced everyone from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Beady Eye, but his best work has come with Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone and Jaleel Bunton: the other members of TV on the Radio (bassist Gerard Smith died in 2011). The 42-year-old Sitek produces the band in his home studio, plays guitar and keyboards, makes killer loops and rocks a Run-D.M.C. T-shirt onstage. We caught up with him recently to discuss Seeds , the band’s fifth studio album (scheduled for November 18th)

Watch Elvis Costello Lead a ‘New Basement Tapes’ Jam

Twenty-fourteen, it seems, is the year of the Basement Tapes. Recorded in 1967 and first reported in a 1968 Rolling Stone cover story, the legendary collaborations between Bob Dylan and the Band were partially released in 1975 and have been bootlegged for nearly 50 years. 20 Overlooked Bob Dylan Classics Now, the full 138-track collection is coming out on November 4th. One week later,  Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes , follows close behind, featuring a supergroup of musicians tackling lost Dylan lyrics; and on November 21st at 9 p.m., Showtime is exploring the new tapes’ project with a documentary titled Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued . Watch Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James and the rest of this new (lowercase) band take on “Six Months in Kansas City (Liberty Street),” one of the final tracks to appear on the album, right here. With a trio including Carolina Chocolate Drops singer Rhiannon Giddens nailing the back-up vocals and almost outshining the rest of the unit, Costello and company roll through the track, building to stunning close that finds them repeating the title again and again

Halestorm reissue cover EPs on vinyl

Halestorm will release their two cover EPs on vinyl for the first time in December.

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How Kiesza’s Pop Smash ‘Hideaway’ Was Born in 90 Minutes

Kiesza’s “Hideaway” began life as a viral dance video when it was uploaded in February. By summer, it had transitioned onto the pop charts and into the clubs, shedding the clip and becoming a Top 10 hit on the dance charts on both sides of the Atlantic. A self-proclaimed “thrill-seeker,” the 25-year-old Canadian singing the song and dancing in the video (with a fractured rib, no less) entered music as a ballerina, but after stints in boot camp and a Jackson 5 cover band, she finally made it as a pop star. Last week, she released her first major studio album, Sound of a Woman , and explained to RS  the complicated, unusual path that brought her to this point.

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