1,000 Italians campaigned for the Foo Fighters to visit their hometown.

Citizens from all over Italy got together to show the Foo Fighters they can rock too, performing and filming a 1,000-person version of the group’s 1999 hit “Learn to Fly.”

The band responded to the video on Thursday, saying, “Che bello, Cesena,” which translates to “How beautiful.”

Then later Thursday night, Dave Grohl responded on the Foo Fighter’s Facebook page with this:
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Iron Maiden’s new album The Book of Souls will be out September 4, but in the meantime, the band has released a 27-second teaser.

They recorded the album in late 2014, but the album was delayed because Bruce Dickinson had to be treated for cancerous tumors. He was able to recover and was given the all-clear by doctors.

Sevendust Has a New Album Coming in October

Sevendust’s eleventh studio album, “Kill The Flaw”, will be released on October 2.

“Kill The Flaw” is available for digital pre-order at iTunes. Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of the first single, “Thank You”.

Frontman Lajon Witherspoon said, “We took some time off from the heavy side of SEVENDUST, and when it came time to record some new music, Clint, John, Vinnie, Morgan and I put everything we had in to what became ‘Kill The Flaw’.”

Fans will get to hear new stuff from the band this Fall because Sevendust will be the direct support on Godsmack’s tour.

DJ Ashba Quits Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses guitarist D.J. Ashba has announced his departure from the band so he can focus on Sixx:A.M.

He says in a statement: “Six years ago, I received a call that changed my life forever. The call was from a dear friend of mine (Katie McNeil-Diamond) who was working with GUNS N’ ROSES. It was an offer to audition for Axl Rose and earn a role in arguably the biggest rock band of my time. While I thought it was a complete long shot, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Much to my shock and surprise, I got the gig. And so began the most incredible journey I could have possibly imagined. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only work with one of the most talented bands, but also to share the stage with a living legend and a truly gifted human being, Axl Rose. The amount of confidence and trust that Axl placed in me was genuinely heartwarming and truly career-defining. So now it is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life. I feel its time to dedicate myself to my band SIXX: A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me.”

Judas Priest Announces Fall 2015 North American Tour

Judas Priest have announced a dozen or so North American dates that are scheduled to begin October 16 in California.

Support on most of the shows will come from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON.

Tour dates:

Oct. 16 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Ampitheater
Oct. 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl
Oct. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theater
Oct. 21 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
Nov. 03 – Peoria, IL @ Civc Center
Nov. 06 – Huntington, N.Y. @ Paramount Theater
Nov. 07 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center

Slipknot Announces Some Fall Tour Dates with Suicidal Tendencies

Slipknot continues their scorched-earth campaign across North America, announcing details of a fall headline tour with Suicidal Tendencies and up-and-comers Beartooth.

The newly announced dates will kick off on October 13 in Bismarck, North Dakota and end with their very own Knotfest, which will take place October 23 through October 25 at San Bernardino.

Newly announced tour dates:

Oct. 13 – Bismarck, ND – Civic Center
Oct. 20 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Oct. 21 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Oct. 22 – Portland, OR – Memorial Coliseum
Oct. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
Oct. 25 – San Bernardino, CA – Knotfest

Rob Zombie’s ‘Great American Nightmare’ is Coming Back To Chicago

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will return to Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois for its second engagement from September 25 to November 1.

Tickets go on sale for all Great American Nightmare dates on Friday, July 31.

October 2 and October 4 will also feature two special concerts with Rob Zombie.

Rob said, “I am thrilled to be bringing The Great American Nightmare back to the Chicago area for its second year. After last year’s overwhelming response we’ve decided to return with a completely new Nightmare. It’s more vile and disgusting than ever. Have fun.”

Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Arrested for DWI

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has been arrested yet again and this time in Minnesota for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Department, Wes Scantlin was initially spotted speeding and led the cops on a high-speed pursuit.

The arresting officer said when he finally pulled Wes Scantlin over, he was slurring his words and smelled of alcohol.

The officer says he then administered a preliminary breathalyzer test and Scantlin blew a .310, a whoppingFOUR TIMES the legal limit.

He was eventually charged with DUI and fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.